Mourners have gathered at the KwaKhangelamankengane palace at Nongoma in KwaZulu-Natal where the AmaZulu regent Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu will be buried in a private ceremony on Thursday evening. The Queen passed away at the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg on Thursday last week at the age of 65. Her body[…]
The EFF has joined calls for the government to implement a travel ban on India amid concerns over the new Covid-19 variant circulating in that country and other parts of the world. Over the last few days, there have been growing concerns over the new Covid-19 variant, B.1.617, which was[…]
The DA has described events unfolding in the ruling party as a “farcical merry-go-round of suspensions and counter-suspensions”. The controversy began on Wednesday with ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule’s suspension from the party after failing to vacate his position in line with the party’s step aside resolution. This was followed by[…]
Indigenous Taiwanese are awaiting a landmark ruling from the island’s top court on Friday, which will determine the scope of their traditional hunting rights and potentially pave the way for a limited return of civilian firearms to the island after their use was sharply restricted by law in the early[…]
Amnesty International and more than 200 other non-governmental organisations have called for a global arms embargo on Myanmar given the continuing violent crackdown by the military on protesters following the coup there in February. “It is time for the UN Security Council to use its unique powers to impose a[…]
Israeli troops have shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian boy during a raid on a village south of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian officials said. According to Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP), Israeli forces situated in an olive tree grove at the entrance of the village[…]
Social Security systems expert Professor Alex van den Heever has called on the public to continue to strictly adhere to COVID-19 health protocols to help prevent the possible spread of new virus variants. This comes as the National Ports Authority confirms that 14 Filipino crew members onboard a ship in[…]
A security escort who dodged a hail of bullets while he and his colleague were driving in Pretoria said his cool response was based on preparedness and his instincts. Speaking to eNCA, Leo Prinsloo said: “You sort of need to expect things like that to happen because it prepares your[…]
The African National Congress (ANC) National Working Committee says letters of suspension will be sent later this week, to party members who are refusing to voluntarily step aside. The decision follows the party’s national working committee meeting on Monday in which lists were collated from different provinces and prepared for[…]
A group of influential United States legislators is calling on the Biden administration to help raise $2.5bn in aid for Yemenis suffering amid what they described as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis”. In an open letter on Tuesday, four US senators urged Secretary of State Antony Blinken to provide more[…]
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