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25 June 2014 11:12 PM Andy Coulson conviction: Labour's Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of disgracing Downing Street by employing criminal

Tainted Prime Minister David Cameron was badly scorched yesterday as he attempted to escape the heat of the phone hacking scandal. Labour leader Ed Miliband accused him in the Commons of bringing disgrace to Downing Street by employing the “criminal” Andy Coulson as his closest adviser. Repeatedly, Mr Cameron was forced to seek refuge behind the tame phone-hacking 37

25 June 2014 2:38 PM Rapist, 27, handed 60 year sentence

Nelspruit - An Mpumalanga man, convicted of raping two women, was sentenced to an effective 60 years' imprisonment on Wednesday. Mduduzi Sydwell Mnguni, 27, was first arrested on November 14, 2010, after he was accused of breaking into the home of a 49-year-old woman and raping her, a Sapa correspondent reported. After being released on bail, he was again 17

24 June 2014 10:12 PM Nine things we hate about Egypt

THE jailing of three Al-Jazeera journalists — including Australia’s award-winning Peter Greste — has caused outrage around the world. The unprecedented trial of the journalists on terror charges was tied up in the Egyptian Government’s fierce crackdown on Islamists and the Muslim Brotherhood since the ousting last year of Islamist President Mohammed 42

24 June 2014 9:34 PM U.S. lawmakers - Egypt's 'descent toward despotism' risks U.S. aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday they were rethinking the more than $1 billion military aid Washington sends to Cairo after Egyptian courts handed out mass death sentences to opposition figures and long prison terms for journalists. The chairman of the U.S. Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid said further funds should 32

24 June 2014 5:35 PM Elephant DNA forensics to be used to trace ivory and tackle poaching

The shocking news that Satao, the much-loved African Elephant who lived in Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park, has been killed and butchered for his tusks highlights once again the terrible and unsustainable toll of poaching elephants for their ivory. Increasingly authorities are using forensic methods to track and trace the origins of seized ivory, providing 16

24 June 2014 4:34 PM Killer teen’s lawyer pleads for leniency

Kimberley - The defence for the 17-year-old boy, who murdered three members of the Steenkamp family on a farm near Griquatown, was unable to provide the court with evidence that he expressed remorse. Deon Steenkamp, 44, his wife, Christel, 43, and their daughter, Marthella, 14 Steenkamp were shot several times while Marthella was also raped and tortured 22

24 June 2014 4:28 PM Paralegal jailed for fraud - again

Cape Town - A former paralegal conveyancing secretary previously jailed for fraud, was sent to prison by a Cape Town court for seven years on Tuesday for theft, fraud, money laundering, and forgery. Marie Johanna Christina Rodney, 60, of Parow, Cape Town, appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court, in plea-bargain proceedings before 23

24 June 2014 9:31 AM Rhino poachers jailed for 12 years in Limpopo

Two men have been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment each for rhino poaching, Limpopo police said on Tuesday. The Naphuno Regional Court imposed the sentences on Hlengani Reckson Mathebula, 49, and Erick Mathebula, 37, on Monday, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said. The Hawks arrested the two Mozambicans after a shoot-out between a group of poachers and Kruger 12

24 June 2014 9:23 AM Rhino poachers jailed in Limpopo

Johannesburg - Two men have been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment each for rhino poaching, Limpopo police said on Tuesday. The Naphuno Regional Court imposed the sentences on Hlengani Reckson Mathebula, 49, and Erick Mathebula, 37, on Monday, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said. The Hawks arrested the two Mozambicans after a shoot-out between a group 26

24 June 2014 8:32 AM 14 who fleeced Sars of R11m sentenced

Pretoria - After a seven-year long trial – that included two acquittals and two accused absconding – 14 members of a syndicate that targeted the taxman were sentenced in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Monday. Sentencing the group who defrauded Sars of R11 million, Judge Mahomed Ismail said it was important to hand down severe penalties to deter 20