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13 January 2019 6:11 PM Gauteng department of health to fast track the filling of community service nurses' vacancies

The Gauteng Department of Health plans to fast track the filling of community service nurses' vacancies. “The role of nurses is crucial in the healthcare system, they are the heart and soul of the system and the department will continue to prioritise them,” head of department Professor Mhululi Lukhele said in a statement on Sunday. This comes days after 148

31 December 2018 5:06 PM Egypt court upholds sentence against released activist

An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday upheld a two-year prison sentence against a rights activist over charges including "spreading false news", her lawyer and a court official said. The court also fined Amal Fathi, who was released three days previously in another case, 10 000 Egyptian pounds ($560). Her lawyer Ramadan Mohamed said Sunday her appeal had been rejected 177

28 December 2018 10:43 AM Convicted murderer turned spiritual leader: Pistorius now running Bible studies in prison

Former Paralympian and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has found a new purpose behind bars, leading a Bible studies and prayer group and harvesting vegetables, his father Henke has told The Times UK. Pistorius was convicted of the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on February 14, 2013. He was sentenced in July 2016 to six years in prison 77

21 December 2018 5:13 PM German court overturns Rwandan's war crimes conviction

A German federal court has overturned the conviction of a Rwandan sentenced to 13 years in prison as an accessory to war crimes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2015, a Stuttgart court convicted Ignace Murwanashyaka and Straton Musoni over their roles as the former president and vice president, respectively, of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation 68

16 December 2018 6:22 AM Bill Cosby denied bail while he appeals sex assault conviction

Philadelphia — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a request from Bill Cosby to be released on bail while he appeals his sexual assault conviction. The order from the court issued Friday does not elaborate on the decision. Cosby filed an appeal earlier this month saying that Pennsylvania trial Judge Steven O'Neill had a feud with a key pretrial 141

12 December 2018 5:29 AM Durban's Santa transforms broken toys into shiny gems

A Durban man is transforming old and broken toys into good-as-new treats so that every child experiences some joy over the festive season. Shiven Gopi, 31, recently shared an appeal on social media for donations of old toys to "Shiven's workshop". But he did not anticipate that he would receive such an overwhelming response. His "workshop" is actually 48

11 December 2018 10:18 AM Omotoso's lawyers preparing to go to ConCourt

Pastor Timothy Omotoso's legal team say they are preparing to approach the Constitutional Court, after the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) dismissed their application to have the judge overseeing the case recuse himself. "We are proceeding with an application to the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal," advocate Peter Daubermann said in a text message 46

10 December 2018 8:25 AM Omotoso rape trial postponed to the new year

The rape trial of controversial pastor Timothy Omotoso has been postponed pending the outcome of a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decision on his application for Judge Mandela Makaula's recusal. Omotoso and his co-accused, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho, made a brief appearance in the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth. "All the papers are in order 63

10 December 2018 7:05 AM Record number of tries in Cape Town

Cape Town - Fiji won the fourth instalment of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens - becoming the fourth different champion in the Mother City - on a weekend which delivered the most tries ever at a packed Cape Town Stadium. When USA speedster, Carlin Isles, crossed the tryline in injury time of the Cup final, he scored the 297th five-pointer of the weekend, which 70

10 December 2018 3:24 AM Omotoso back in court over request for judge to recuse himself

Pastor Timothy Omotoso is back in the High Court in Port Elizabeth on Monday to hear if the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has made an order on whether to grant his application for Judge Mandela Makaula to recuse himself from the case. Makuala in October previously rejected the defence's two applications for leave to appeal his ruling that he won't recuse 35