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‘Gaza Docket may set a precedent’

While the Gaza Docket has been in rotation for nearly five years now, Muslim Lawyers Association (MLA) advocate Yousha Tayoub says there is still a long way to go before the South Africans identified as having aided Israel during Operation Cast Lead can be brought before the country’s justice system.[…]

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Minister pleased with end of strike

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant on Tuesday congratulated parties in the metals sector for reaching an agreement, bringing the four-week strike to an end. “I am happy that the parties have finally found each other. The challenge right now is for parties to waste no time but to start rebuilding the[…]

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NUM unhappy about Eskom strike interdict

The National Union of Mineworkers on Tuesday expressed anger at Eskom having obtained a strike interdict against workers. “The NUM is disgusted and outraged with Eskom management after it obtained an urgent court interdict to stop its employees from embarking on an industrial action because of Eskom being declared an[…]

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Mokotedi plans to resign: NPA

The NPA’s suspended integrity management unit (IMU) head Prince Mokotedi plans to resign on August 1, the prosecuting authority said on Wednesday. “I can confirm that he has not resigned. He had informed the NDPP [National Director of Public Prosecutions] in June and he did again yesterday [Tuesday] that he[…]

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Libyan special forces base overrun

A coalition of armed groups has overrun a major Libyan army base held by allies of a renegade general in the eastern city of Benghazi. Special forces troops of the Saiqa brigade, loyal to Khalifa Haftar, abandoned their base in southeast Benghazi on Tuesday after coming under attack, military officials[…]

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Shelling hits UN school in Gaza

An Israeli shelling on a UN school in Gaza killed 20 people early Wednesday, medics said, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire. As the conflict between Israel and Hamas entered its 23rd day, international efforts to bring an end to the bloodshed[…]

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Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor dies

Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor has died from the disease, medical officials have said. Sheik Umar Khan was infected earlier this month and died on Tuesday at a ward run by medical charity Doctors Without Borders in the far north of the country. Miatta Kargbo, Sierra Leone’s health minister, called[…]

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Patient influx at AIF Gaza hospital

The Al Imdaad Foundation (AIF) reports that its hospital in Gaza has been at the forefrunt of providing medical assistance to Palestinians caught in the attacks by Israel. Initially the hospital was an all female health care centre however, since Israel’s offensive, it has opened its doors to all Palestinians.[…]

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NC4P calls for Israeli ambassadors expulsion

The National Coalition for Palestine (NC4P) has issued a call for the immediate expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador to South Africa, following the states nearly four week military operation on the Gaza Strip. Nearly 1200 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed as a result of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge. In[…]

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SABC coverage on Gaza concerning: Samnet

The South African Muslim Network (Samnet) has commended the media and online coverage of the recent conflict in Gaza, describing it as contrastingly different to the coverage received during the 2009 and 2012 outbreaks in the region. This comes despite an intensive ‘hasbara’ campaign by Israel, aimed at spreading positive[…]

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