Amnesty International calls on state to reaffirm trust in media

Amnesty International South Africa has called on government and politicians to publically reaffirm trust in the media as the world marks Press Freedom Day. Amnesty International reiterated the call that independent journalists must be allowed to do their work free of harassment, intimidation, threats and reprisals. When the entire country[…]

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Fire breaks out on mountain slopes in Simon’s Town

A fire has broken out on the mountain slopes in Simon’s Town in the Cape Peninsula. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Jermaine Carelse says the fire area has been divided into three divisions to make operations more manageable.  He says two Oryx helicopters were requested from Ysterplaat Air Force base to[…]

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King’s will forgery suspicions rock the Zulu Royal Family

Allegations that the AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini‘s will may have been forged have reportedly rocked the Zulu Royal Family. The King’s first wife’s decision to interdict the coronation of a new ruler is reported to have worsened the situation. The King’s daughters from his first wife Princess Ntandoyenkosi and Princess[…]

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SA records 1 674 new coronavirus cases

South Africa has recorded 1 674 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number to 1 581 210. In a statement, the Department of Health also reported 19 COVID-19 related deaths. “Eastern Cape 3, Free State 1, Gauteng 7, Kwa-Zulu Natal 4, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 3, North West 0, Northern Cape[…]

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