July 20, 2017

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89-year-old man shot in the face during hijacking

An elderly man is fighting for his life in a Durban hospital after he was shot in the face during a hijacking in New Germany‚ west of Durban‚ on Thursday.

OPINION: Zwane may bring mining industry to its knees

On 15 June 2017‚ the Minister of Mineral Resources published the Broad-Based Socio Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining Industry‚ 2017 (Mining Charter III) under the auspices of section 100(2)(a) of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act‚ 2002 (MPRDA).

'Lies, fraud' lead to Aguma's downfall

SABC group acting CEO James Aguma's departure has left the SABC without a permanent chief executive, chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

After Mosul, Islamic State digs in for guerrilla warfare

Islamic State militants began reinventing themselves months before U.S.-backed Iraqi forces ended their three-year reign of terror in Mosul, putting aside the dream of a modern-day caliphate and preparing the ground for a different fight.

Minister of police appeals against Firearms Control Act judgment

The Minister of Police has noted an appeal to the Constitutional Court against a High Court judgment‚ which declared that Sections 24 and 28 of the Firearms Control Act were unconstitutional.

Thailand should leave 'no stone unturned' after 62 found guilty of trafficking

More needs to be done to ensure that human traffickers are brought to justice and Rohingya migrants are protected, rights groups said on Thursday, after a trial in which 62 people were convicted of crimes including trafficking and murder.

Morocco condemns Sahrawis to jail terms

A Moroccan court yesterday sentenced 23 Sahrawis to prison terms ranging from two years to life over the killing of 11 members of the Moroccan security forces in contested Western Sahara.

Africa facing fistula head on

African countries are finding new ways to deal with the agonising childbirth injury, fistula.

'All we wanted was euphoric sex‚ but Liquid G killed my wife'

The husband of a Western Cape mother found dead at her home blames her death on a drug the couple took to spice up their sex life.

O.J. Simpson fate in hands of parole board

Nine years after being sent to prison for armed robbery, fallen American idol O.J. Simpson is to find out whether he will regain his freedom.

Nkandla ‘fall guy’ gets her chance to defend herself

Jayshree Pardesi will on Thursday get the chance to defend herself against accusations that she unfairly and incorrectly awarded contracts to a company that would do upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead.

How Krejcir allegedly tried to make another escape attempt

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir was hurriedly moved to the country’s most secure prison last month as authorities uncovered yet another audacious escape plot – this one involving “SAPS items” left for him in a court holding cell.

Cosatu condemns acts of intimidation

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has expressed concern about the level of political intolerance and incidents of intimidation in the country.

Singapore offers cargo plane, drones to help Philippines fight militancy

Singapore has offered a military transport airplane, drone surveillance aircraft and use of combat training facilities to support the Philippines' fight against the rising threat of Islamist militancy, the defence ministry said on Wednesday.

Prince Harry's love affair with Africa revealed

South Africans will be given rare insight into Prince Harry’s love affair with Africa‚ in particular the British royal’s charity work in Lesotho.

Fire at Ghana parliament tower building with no major damage

A small unit on a tower building at Ghana's Parliament caught fire on Tuesday but the blaze did not cause any major damage or disrupt the use of the facility, the national fire service said.

Vodacom employees volunteer for Mandela Day

BRAND VOICE | In the spirit of helping to address social injustice in South Africa, Vodacom has renewed its support of the global movement for #ActionAgainstPoverty in celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day 2017. 

ICC judges to rule on release of Ivory Coast ex-leader Gbagbo

War crimes judges will rule Wednesday whether former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo can be released from prison for the rest of his trial on charges arising from deadly election violence that rocked his nation in 2010.

Parliament and SAPS to provide security for Makhosi Khoza

Parliament will be providing security to ANC MP Makhosi Khoza after a police security assessment determined that a security threat exists against her.

Texas business leaders call on lawmakers to drop 'bathroom bill'

A group of Texas business leaders urged state lawmakers on Monday to abandon plans to pass a bill to restrict bathroom access for transgender people, calling such a measure bad for the economy.

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