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    Major ISP piracy crackdown ordered in Australia

    Major ISP piracy crackdown ordered in Australia Two Australian courts have handed down rulings instructing telecoms companies and ISPs to block 59 websites and 127 domains.
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    Full Jails a Sign that NPA is working: Radebe

    Busy courts and over-crowded jails indicate that the NPA is doing a good job, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said on Wednesday. He made the equation when pressed by the media about the National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) failure to heed the Supreme Court of Appeal's order to release the...
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    Glynnis Breytenbach versus the NPA Saga

    Suspended NPA senior prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach is not guilty on one of the 15 charges against her, her disciplinary hearing heard in Pretoria on Monday. "There is not an iota of evidence that [Breytenbach] exerted influence on [director at Imperial Crown Trading Archie Luhlabo]...
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    Waste Tyre Plan back on Track

    Government's waste tyre recycling plan is back on track after a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling on Thursday. The court found in favour of the environment and water affairs minister in a matter against the Retail Motor Industry (RMI). The RMI brought a case against the minister and the...
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    ConCourt to hear Case on Sexual Activity between Adolescents

    Constitutional Court to hear landmark case: A constitutional challenge to the criminalisation of consenting sexual activity between adolescents Consensual sexual activities, including kissing, between children between the ages of 12 and 16 became a criminal offence when the Sexual Offences...
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    No bidders at Winnie Auction

    The sheriff of the court would not auction Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's personal items as planned on Tuesday morning because there were no bidders. "We are not going to cancel, but there are no bidders. There are none," he said. "It happens." Earlier, after the house's steel gate was not...
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    ConCourt to rule on Firearms case costs

    The Constitutional Court will hand down judgment on Tuesday relating to the costs of an application to the Supreme Court of Appeal over the Firearms Control Act. Last November the Justice Alliance of South Africa and the False Bay Gun Club took the ministries of finance and police, the...
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    The Happy Sindane Murder Trial

    The man accused of killing Happy Sindane will be back in the KwaMhlanga Magistrate's Court on Friday. Last month, Khuano Simon Mthimunye, 58, was granted bail of R10,000. Sindane's body was found in Tweefontein, near KwaMhlanga, on April 1. Police said he appeared to have been stoned to...
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    Fresh Legal Woes for Lindsay Lohan after Rehab No-Show

    Troubled US actress Lindsay Lohan faces fresh legal problems after failing to check into a California rehab center for 90 days of court-ordered treatment, reports said Friday. Santa Monica City Prosecutor Terry White was quoted by local media as saying that Lohan was in violation of her...
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    Man Pleads Guilty to Gasa Murder

    A man accused of murdering Durban businessman Nhlanhla Gasa pleaded guilty in the Durban Regional Court on Tuesday. Mbulelo Arthur Nhlauzana (SUBS: CORR), 25, pleaded guilty to charges of murder, robbery, and malicious damage to property. He was arrested in Groutville, on the KwaZulu-Natal...
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    Malema Case Postponed

    The fraud and corruption case against expelled ANC youth league leader Julius Malema and four others was postponed in the Polokwane High Court on Tuesday morning. Magistrate Janine Ungerer ruled the matter would resume on June 20, when a High Court date for their trial would be set. Malema...
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    Mutilated Body found at KZN School

    A murder is being investigated after a woman's mutilated body was found at a school in Umlazi, Durban, at the weekend, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday. The 29-year-old woman had been stabbed several times and her stomach had been cut open, said Lt-Col Vincent Mdunge. Her body was found...
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    SAPS Set Detection Sights Low

    Fictional super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes always aimed to solve 100 percent of the cases brought before him, but SA Police Service detectives have their sights set much lower. Briefing MPs on Thursday, senior police officers said their detective service aimed to increase its detection rate for...
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    COSATU Dismisses DA's Toll Claim

    Cosatu on Thursday rejected the DA's claims that the ANC was not supporting moves to oppose tolling in the Western Cape. "The position of the ANC in [the Cape Town] council was that we wanted further negotiations on the toll road issues, not running to court with wasting of millions of rands...
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    Four Behind Bars for Cape Cop Killing

    Four men will each spend 32 years in jail for killing an off-duty policeman in Cape Town, it was reported on Thursday. The Daily Voice reported that Xolile Mdini, 24, Siyabulelele Tsume, 24, Akhona Sikani, 24, and Wandile Mthendeni, 25, appeared in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday for...
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    The Theologo 'Satanic' Murder Trial [Killers Sentenced!]

    Satanic Murder Accused Plead Not Guilty Three men and a girl accused of killing a teenager by setting her alight in 2011 pleaded not guilty in the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. Harvey Isha, Robin Harwood, Lindon Wagner, and Courtney Daniels, who was...
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    Four Years for Cape Town Woman who Faked her own Death

    A Cape Town woman was sentenced to four years in jail for faking her death to cash in on a R3.6 million life insurance policy, it was reported on Wednesday. The Cape Argus reported that Hanelie Nel, 50, was sentenced by the Cape Town Regional Court on Tuesday. According to the newspaper...
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    US Man Executed in Texas for 2001 Murder of Teen

    A 40-year-old US man was executed in Texas Tuesday for killing a teenager during a carjacking 12 years ago, prison authorities said, the third inmate put to death in the state this year. Ronnie Threadgill was executed by lethal injection at 6:39 pm (2339 GMT) in Huntsville, Texas, shortly...
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    Elderly Woman and Child Killed in Eastern Cape

    A man has been arrested for raping and killing an elderly woman and stabbing to death her great granddaughter, Eastern Cape police said on Monday. Major Zamukulungisa Jozana said the 89-year-old woman and the five-year-old girl were sleeping in their hut in Elliotdale on Saturday night when...
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    Monster Trial to Resume

    The trial of alleged "Modimolle monster" Johan Kotze is scheduled to resume in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday. The trial was postponed in February so he could undergo further psychological tests. At the time, acting Judge Bert Bam said that when the trial resumed, it would run its...
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