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Cell C and banner complainant in court

The banner calling Cell C the most useless service provider in South Africa is defamatory to the point of unlawfulness, the High Court in Johannesburg heard on Wednesday. In an urgent application before Judge Sharise Weiner, Christopher Whittcutt, for Cell C, argued the banner was a defamatory statement, and unashamedly[…]

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Uitsig launches petition against hacking suspects

After the brutal attack on teenager Justin Langley from Uitsig, the community on Tuesday attended the bail hearing of five of the 11 men accused of hacking the boy to death. Denise Simpson , a community worker in the Uitsig area, said fuming residents protested at the local magistrate’s court.[…]

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Landmark partnership signed to manage CPF elections

The Western Cape Department of Community Safety, South African Police Service and the Independent Electoral Commission on Wednesday signed an agreement that will see the electoral body managing and overseeing the election processes of Community Policing Forum (CPF) bodies across the province. CPFs in many communities have become disorganized and[…]

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Pro-Palestinian groups write letter to Woolies CEO

A group of pro-Palestinian activists have accused Woolworths management of jeopardizing the returns and dividends of thousands of direct and indirect shareholders, by continuing to stock Israeli goods. In a letter written to Woolworths CEO Ian Moir, the South African Muslim Network (Samnet), the Jamiatul Ulama and other organisations called[…]

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MJC advisory panel set to be diverse

The launch of an Independent Advisory Panel is an important and significant step towards improved good governance and transparency in the financial affairs of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), but will also contribute to informing strategic planning decisions to improve the contribution and service the ulema provides to the Muslim[…]

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Dewani messages revealed in court

British businessman Shrien Dewani and his newly-wed wife Anni sent each other “playful” phone messages days before she was killed in November 2010, the Western Cape High Court heard on Wednesday. Francois van Zyl, for Shrien Dewani, re-called investigating officer Captain Paul Hendrikse to show him the Blackberry phone messages[…]

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EFF must take responsibility for land grab: Makhura

The Economic Freedom Fighters must take responsibility for the attempted “land grab” in Nellmapius, Pretoria, Gauteng premier David Makhura said on Wednesday. “This land grab taking place in Tshwane by the EFF is something we condemn completely and we want the law enforcement agencies to act firmly against those who[…]

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Cell C and banner man in court

The banner calling Cell C the most useless service provider in South Africa is defamatory to the point of unlawfulness, the High Court in Johannesburg heard on Wednesday. In an urgent application before Judge Sharise Weiner, Christopher Whittcutt, for Cell C, argued the banner was a defamatory statement, and unashamedly[…]

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Israeli settlers burn mosque in West Bank

Israeli settlers have torched a mosque in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said, amid growing tensions and violence. The attack on a mosque just before dawn on Wednesday, near the Jewish settlement of Shilo, came after separate Palestinian knife attacks on Monday killed a settler in the southern West Bank,[…]

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VOC Family Day postponed

In what was meant to be an exciting few days in the build up to the first VOC Family Day, the radio station has announced that the event has been postponed. VOC has been advised that unfavourable weather conditions may be a strong possibility this Saturday. With that in mind,[…]

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