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In the headlines today: abandoned cars, Henri van Breda and land expropriation without compensation (Gemma Ritchie/M&G)

In the headlines today: abandoned cars, Henri van Breda and land expropriation without compensation (Gemma Ritchie/M&G)


  • ‘Babes was given to me by God’

Accused woman basher Mampintsha says he still wants to marry his alleged victim.

Business Day

  • ANC out to clear legal hurdles on land issue

A bill that might pave the way for the government to seize land without compensation – which has been back and forth between the Presidency and Parliament for the past decade – has to be updated to bolster the principle, says an ANC transformation committee member.

  • Capitec moves into insurance market

Capitec, the lender that indelibly disrupted SA’s banking sector, entered the insurance  market with the launch of Capitec Insure on Monday.

  • Moyane’s lawyer objects to inquiry chairwoman

Former Constitutional Court justice Kate O’Regan will probably be removed as chairwoman of the disciplinary inquiry into suspended South African Revenue Service boss Tom Moyane, a move that could further delay the stabilising and renewing of the state institution. 

The Star

  • Car Park Mysteries

Cars abandoned for years are left gathering dust at an airport and in Gautrain parking garages, racking up millions of rands in unpaid tickets. 

  • Brazen heist at mall opposite police station

Not even a police station opposite the Jabulani Mall in Soweto could deter the latest brazen cash-in-transit heist, which took place in broad daylight and resulted in a woman being shot.

The Citizen

  • Stone faced killer

Henri van Breda was expressionless as he was found guilty of axing three family members to death – and he displayed a peculiar lack of empathy after the killings, Judge Siraj Desai said. 

  • ANC braces for land fight with Zulus, EFF

Stance on security tenure may draw ire of IFP, red berets.

Daily Sun

  • She ate death for dessert!

The quick thinking cheater calmed down his two fighting girlfriends by telling them he would marry them both. But only a few days later the older girlfriend decided she wasn’t ready to share her lover with anybody.


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