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Oscar Pistorius meets with Steenkamp family

LOCAL Convicted Paralympian Oscar Pistorius met the family of his late girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp for a victim-offender dialogue (VOD) last month. According to a Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp Foundation Facebook post, Reeva’s father, Barry, and Pistorius met on June 22. “A word of sincere gratitude to the department of correctional services,[…]

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CCMA rules employer mandatory Vaccine Policy unconstitutional

NATIONAL The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) recently ruled that an employee be compensated a year’s worth salary, after being dismissed for not adhering to the employer’s ‘Mandatory Vaccine Policy’. Several previous cases ruled the contrary, more or less stating that the employee ‘refused to participate in the[…]

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Suspect implicated in Tulbagh mass murder to appear in court

LOCAL Western Cape MEC for Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen says a Neighbourhood Watch will be established in the Marikana Informal Settlement in Tulbagh, following a recent mass shooting. Four people were shot dead last weekend, while a fifth is recovering in hospital. Following his arrest on Tuesday,[…]

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Extension of public comment for BELA Bill welcomed

LOCAL The decision of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education to extend the period for written comments on the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill, better known as the BELA Bill, has been widely welcomed. The controversial Bill has borne the brunt of opposition from civil society organisations and political parties,[…]

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