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  • IFP's Buthelezi: 'Indians are not settlers in SA'

    09 December 2018 6:37 PM 18

    Anti-Indian sentiment, similar to any other forms of social division, is unacceptable, according to Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi. He was speaking at the Kingsmead stadium in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday at an event that was hosted by the Indian consulate in Durban, the Sunday Tribune reported. Buthelezi expressed concerns

  • Land expropriation must be handled 'with great care', warns IFP's Buthelezi

    09 December 2018 3:12 PM 28

    Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has warned that if land expropriation without compensation is not done within the limits of the law it would open up South Africa’s old wounds and work against social cohesion and future investment. Buthelezi this weekend said he supports land expropriation, but found it problematic to take land without

  • NPA to prosecute Marius Fransman

    08 December 2018 1:15 PM 23

    Former Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman will face the full might of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), a spokesperson has confirmed. Northern Cape NPA spokesperson Phaladi Shuping told News24 on Saturday that Fransman faces two charges of crimen injuria and sexual assault. The complainant, Louisa Wynand, had asked the police to investigate

  • 2 dead in shooting in Cape Town

    07 December 2018 9:31 PM 57

    The Police have confirmed that two people have been shot dead, with one killing believed to have taken place at a Mitchells Plain school matric ball dance on Friday. "I can confirm that there has been a fatal shooting [of] two people", said police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk. One person is believed to have been killed in a drive-by shooting while

  • Civilian company found operating out of shed on naval base

    07 December 2018 2:28 PM 52

    Chief of the South African Navy Vice-Admiral Mosiwa Hlongwane has vowed to "leave no stone unturned" to find the person responsible for allowing a civilian to operate a company on a naval base. According to the navy, it came to light that a civilian mechanical repair workshop was operating from an unused shed at the SAS Wingfield base in Cape Town without

  • Land expropriation: Thoko Didiza will chair ad hoc committee on section 25

    07 December 2018 2:24 PM 57

    The ANC will "not blink" in its debate with the EFF over land expropriation when the ad hoc committee on amending section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation gets going, said ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu on Friday. The EFF proposes that all land must be nationalised while the ANC has put forward a policy based on a mixed

  • FACT CHECK: Update – No contracts from Treasury to companies affiliated with Anisha Gordhan

    07 December 2018 11:22 AM 56

    National Treasury has confirmed that it did not award contracts to any of the 24 companies affiliated with Anisha Gordhan, the daughter of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. The revelations come on the back of claims by leadership of the EFF that Gordhan junior was a proxy for her father's business and had "amassed more than R80 million" doing

  • US: Cameroon separatist crisis could get 'much, much worse'

    06 December 2018 5:01 PM 23

    The top US diplomat in Africa says the separatist crisis in Cameroon could get much worse, saying "the last thing we need" is growing radicalisation in response to the actions of security forces. Tibor Nagy told reporters on Thursday that the situation in the Central African nation is worsening by the day and "worrying me greatly." He said the United

  • UN rights office: Burundi's government has asked us to leave

    06 December 2018 1:15 PM 22

    The United Nations human rights office says Burundi's government has asked it to leave. Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani in Geneva confirms that they received a letter on Wednesday "requesting us to close the office. We of course regret this decision and we would like to continue our cooperation with Burundi." The East African nation's government has long been angered

  • Angolan activist talks human rights with country's president

    06 December 2018 10:05 AM 29

    An Angolan human rights activist says the country's president plans to investigate a case of alleged torture by police officials. Activist and journalist Rafael Marques de Morais says he told President Joao Lourenco at a meeting on Wednesday that two Criminal Investigation Service officials allegedly involved in the 2016 torture of Joao Dala received