Jewish learner lodges complaint with HRC

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is now investigating alleged victimization of a King David High School pupil for his views on Gaza. This follows a recent, but unrelated, incident that caused an online outcry after Jewish pupil Joshua Broomberg was seen on social media posing in a keffiyeh[…]

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Cops, Marikana community work together

The relationship between the police and the community of Marikana in the North West has improved since the August 2012 unrest that left 44 people dead, police said on Thursday. Thirty-four people, mostly striking mineworkers, were shot dead in a clash with police on August 16 that year while 10[…]

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Zuma submits Nkandla report

President Jacob Zuma presented his response to the security upgrades at his private Nkandla homestead to Parliament on Thursday, the Presidency said. “The report has been prepared with due consideration of the following reports — the report of the joint standing committee on intelligence (JSCI), the report of the public[…]

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Deaths at protests marking Egypt’s Rabaa

Two people have been killed in Cairo during protests to mark the first anniversary of the Rabaa crackdown in which at least 1,000 people died. The protesters were shot dead as Egyptian security forces on Thursday dispersed hundreds of supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, who had blocked several[…]

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UN declares Iraq emergency amid clashes

The United Nations has declared its highest level of emergency in Iraq even as fresh clashes between government troops and Sunni rebels killed four children west of Baghdad. Fighting erupted early on Thursday in the rebel-held city of Fallujah, about 65km west of Baghdad. The clashes on the city’s northern[…]

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Blacks, whites don’t trust each other: Survey

The level of trust between blacks and whites in South Africa is diminishing year on year, a survey released on Thursday found. “Seventy three percent of African respondents agreed while 44 percent of whites also agreed,” Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) executive director Professor David Everatt said. “Black attitudes towards whites[…]

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Crime increase in Walmer Estate

Walmer Estate residents are worried about an increase in criminal activity in the area, following three armed robberies in two weeks. On two occasions, a cigarette delivery van was hijacked and robbed while delivering at local shops. On Sunday late afternoon, a female resident was attacked and her car was[…]

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Marikana families demand answers

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry will on Thursday continue to hear the presentations by lawyers and families of the 44 people who died during the August 2012 Marikana unrest. On Wednesday, the families demanded answers over the deaths of their loved ones. “We want to know, what steps our government[…]

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De Kock challenges parole decision: report

Lawyers for apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock have launched a new court bid for him to be considered for parole, the SABC reported on Wednesday. De Kock’s lawyer Julian Knight told the SABC the application would challenge Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha’s decision to delay De Kock’s parole[…]

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