The sister of the man accused of the rape and murder of eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk has been called by the State to testify in his trial. The little girl from Elsies River went missing from her parents’ home two years ago. Her body was found dumped in a stormwater drain[…]
The Basic Education Department says it will embark on a multifaceted school campaign across all provinces. It says this is part of fighting the many social ills in schools such as gender-based violence, bullying and racism. Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Dr Reginah Mhaule, says the campaign will be conducted[…]
On Monday, 9 May 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer, accompanied by the Executive Mayor of the Overberg District Municipality, Alderman Sakkie Franken, launched the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s mobile Agri-Processing on Wheels Initiative in Bredasdorp. The Agri-processing On Wheels Initiative will enable officials to develop[…]
A joint operation between Durbanville SAPS and the City’s Metal Theft Unit led to several arrests after a large quantity of City metal covers were discovered from a house in Morningstar. This was in response to intelligence information supplied by the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) members and the two Ward Councillors.[…]
Motorists are expected to dig deeper at fuel pumps with the temporary relief measure to reduce the price of petrol, set to conclude at the end of this month. During his budget speech in April, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana announced a R1.50c reduction to the general fuel levy. Speaking on[…]
The Yemeni government yesterday demanded the United States pressure the Houthi group in order to lift the siege imposed on the city of Taiz, Anadolu news agency reported. This came during a meeting between Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington, DC, according[…]
The Palestinian Authority (PA) yesterday warned of the increasing Jewish-only settlement in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, Wafa news agency reported. This came during a meeting between PA Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riyad Al-Maliki, and Dutch Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Wopke Hoekstra, held in Ramallah. During the meeting, Al-Maliki briefed Hoekstra on the escalating Israeli violations and[…]
The newly conferred Stellenbosch University Chancellor, Justice Edwin Cameron, says the university community deserves an institution that is free of discrimination. He was speaking during his official inauguration as a Chancellor in Stellenbosch on Tuesday night after being elected in 2019. Cameron takes up the position amidst a racial uproar after charges[…]
The case of the man dubbed the Northern Cape’s own Tinder Swindler has been postponed to the 30th of this month. Forty-eight-year-old Pius Emokpe is expected to apply for bail during his next court appearance. On Wednesday, Emokpe fired his legal aid attorney and instead hired a private attorney. Emokpe[…]
The father of eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk who was raped and murdered in Cape Town two years ago, says he believes the accused was the last person who was with his daughter before she died. Terence Manuel was testifying in the trial of Moyhdian Pangkaeker, at the High Court in Cape Town[…]
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