LOCAL Alleged parliament arsonist Zandile Mafe is expected to appear at the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court today following the January torching of the national Parliament. The state alleges that he broke into parliament with intent to commit terrorism and theft. He’s also facing charges of arson and other additional charges of[…]
INTERNATIONAL More than 40 Palestinians were made homeless on Tuesday after Israeli forces razed their homes in occupied East Jerusalem. Early in the morning, Israeli forces and bulldozers arrived at the Silwan town and removed residents of a three-storey building owned by the Rajabi family ahead of its demolition. Residents had little time to move their belongings, an[…]
INTERNATIONAL Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar failed to appear for a deposition in a US federal court where he is at the centre of a lawsuit accusing him of war crimes and extrajudicial killings. Haftar was scheduled to appear on Monday in a long-sought video deposition where he was going to[…]
INTERNATIONAL Israeli forces shot and killed a senior Al Jazeera Arabic correspondent during an army raid on Wednesday in Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, the Qatar-based news channel and Palestinian Health Ministry said. Wearing a press vest, Palestinian Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, was shot in the head during her coverage of the incursion and was transferred to[…]
LOCAL The SA Post Office (Sapo) has announced it will no longer pay the R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant through its branches. Sapo spokesperson Johan Kruger said the move will help alleviate long queues at its branches. He said a new round of applications for the R350 SRD[…]
LOCAL Two suspects are scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday in connection with the shooting of five people in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The shooting happened on March 14 at New Monwabisi Park in Endlovini. “The suspects, aged 25 and 28, have been charged with murder by organised crime detectives[…]
LOCAL The high court in Pretoria has struck off the roll an application by four people who were removed from the 2022 intake in the army’s military skill development system (MSDS) programme. The four sought an order declaring the department of defence’s decision to terminate their service with the SA[…]
LOCAL The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein will on Wednesday hear arguments by Afriforum in an attempt to legalise the display of the 1928 apartheid flag. AfrifForum is appealing against the Equality Court order that ruled that gratuitous display of the old national flag constitutes hate speech, unfair[…]
INTERNATIONAL In a report published on Monday, the World Bank painted a contrasting view of the Palestinian economy, which is seeing a post-lockdown recovery even as food insecurity worsens in places. It said the economy of the besieged Gaza Strip witnessed 3.4 percent growth in 2021 despite Israel’s brutal 11-day offensive last May. Israel’s military[…]
INTERNATIONAL Saudi authorities must end the use of travel bans against human rights activists, journalists, and critics of the government, says Amnesty International. As part of a campaign launched on Monday, the London-based rights group cited the plight of 30 human rights defenders who were subject to lengthy travel bans once[…]
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