The University of Cape Town on Tuesday morning confirmed reports that “four cars were set alight at .
PARDONS TALKS: President Thabo Mbeki met the reference group for presidential pardons at the Union Buildings in Pretoria yesterday.
The group, headed by parliamentarian Tertius Delport, had previously indicated it would ask Mbeki to allow prisoners who were denied amnesty during the Truth and Reconciliation process to apply for presidential pardons.
It also wanted Mbeki to allow offenders who were currently being prosecuted and people who had committed offences but were never prosecuted to be allowed to apply for pardons. - Sapa
CELLPHONES THEFT: Robbers stole 116 cellphones worth R40000 and handbags from a Pep Stores branch in Modimolle.
Limpopo police said yesterday the theft of the cellphones and bags was discovered by staff members yesterday morning. - Sapa
WATER FESTIVAL: Johannesburg Water yesterday launched its fifth annual Water Festival at Soweto's Elkah Stadium.
The organisers said the main objectives of the festival were to promote JW's public education programmes and to raise awareness about water and sanitation issues. - Sapa
PROTEST DAMAGE: A vehicle was burnt and a butchery robbed early yesterday when residents of an informal settlement in Lenasia, Joburg, protested over poor service delivery.
Police said residents of Hospital Hills informal settlement blocked roads, burnt tyres and robbed the butchery of all its meat. - Sapa
DAGGA BUST: A man was arrested in Honeydew, Johannesburg, yesterday after being found in possession of 60 bags of dagga.
Police said the man, driving a small bus, was stopped during a routine check. The dagga was stuffed in black bin bags. - Sapa
WRONG NOTION: There is no decision yet on the possible closure of the Reitz men's residence at the University of Free State.
The university said yesterday that media reports created the impression a decision not to close Reitz had been made, but this was incorrect. - Sapa
NO REQUEST: There has been no request by a Chinese ship carrying arms and ammunition destined for Zimbabwe to dock in either of Namibia's two ports, Namibian port authorities said yesterday.
"We have no request and there is no indication that she will come here." - Sapa