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16 October 2018 8:13 AM Human rights lawyer charged for pointing his finger at policeman

Human rights lawyer Richard Spoor has been charged with assault for pointing his finger at a police officer, GroundUp reported. Spoor is an attorney for Xolobeni residents opposed to mining in this remote part of the Wild Coast. Spoor was arrested and appeared in court on September 25. He is set to appear at Bizana Magistrate's Court on October 25. His charge 71

16 October 2018 7:59 AM SA to get it's own Ugly Betty remake

Cape Town – The popular ABC comedy drama Ugly Betty is getting a South African remake. Variety reports that local production company Known Associates Entertainment (Keeping Score, Hustle) has acquired the option from RCN who owns the rights of the show. The deal was announced at Mipcom – an annual entertainment content market. Known Associates chairman 128

13 October 2018 8:17 PM Polish police use tear gas to protect gay march

Warsaw — Polish police used tear gas and a water cannon against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first-ever equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland. More than 1 000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists gathered Saturday in downtown Lublin for the parade, while around 3000 right-wing opponents stood 122

11 October 2018 6:13 PM SABC hit back at SAFA 'no Bafana on TV' allegation

Cape Town - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have hit back at a statement from the South African Football Association (SAFA) over the broadcasting of Bafana Bafana and other international games. On Thursday afternoon, SAFA released a statement claiming that no future games featuring Bafana Bafana, Banyana Banyana or other age group related 56

10 October 2018 8:52 AM Governments must put an end to the death penalty

Amnesty International has called on governments to put an end to the death penalty. "Prisoners under sentence of death must be treated with humanity and dignity and held in conditions that meet international human rights law and standards," the organisation said in a statement on Wednesday, which is World Day Against the Death Penalty. Amnesty International 64

04 October 2018 2:18 PM JUST IN: Suspended SARS boss Tom Moyane's disciplinary hearing to be postponed

Suspended SARS commissioner Tom Moyane's disciplinary has been postponed. The ruling was made by Advocate Azhar Bham, chairperson of the disciplinary inquiry into the former head of the tax agency. The hearing resumed on Thursday at the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa's offices in Sandton. He set out that it was "fair and just" to grant the postponement 84

04 October 2018 12:59 PM Caster joins as Discovery Vitality Ambassador

Johannesburg - Discovery on Thursday announced that world, Olympic and Commonwealth Games 800m champion Caster Semenya has become a Discovery Vitality Ambassador. “Caster Semenya’s popularity, both on and off the track, has won her a place in the hearts of people the world over,” said Firoze Bhorat, Chief Marketing Officer at Discovery. “She has a deep love for her country 79

03 October 2018 4:32 PM Law protecting Morocco child maids takes effect

A long-awaited law aimed at protecting thousands of young girls working as housemaids in Morocco took effect on Tuesday, the country's first such legislation. The law sets a minimum age of 18 for household work, in a bid to end the exploitation and abuse of young girls working for unscrupulous employers. Passed in 2016 following years of debate, it imposes 66

02 October 2018 1:23 PM Scottish football signs new international TV deal

Doha - Scotland's Premier League on Tuesday announced a broadcast deal to show matches across 26 countries in the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand with Qatar-based channel beIN Sports. The deal, which will also cover the League Cup, will run until June 2020, a joint statement from the Scottish league and beIN said. Neil Doncaster, the Premier League's 55

01 October 2018 1:37 PM Good Samaritan helps Eastern Cape mom with wheelchair for her son

For the past 23 years, Zoliswa Simbuku from Vezinyawo in Cofimvaba, has carried her son Masibulele on her back. If she couldn't carry him, she had to pay for special transport, to take him to hospital for instance. Masibulele Simbuku cannot walk or talk, following an illness in childhood, GroundUp reports. His mother is unemployed and could not afford 82