Joe Biden is raising the United States’ refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for this fiscal year after refugee advocates slammed the US president last month for walking back an earlier pledge to increase the limit. In a statement on Monday, Biden said the new cap would “reinforce efforts that are[…]
Libya’s top diplomat has called for the departure of foreign forces and mercenaries from the North African country as it heads towards elections later this year. Najla al-Manqoush, foreign minister of Libya’s interim government, urged Turkey on Monday to implement UN Security Council resolutions demanding the repatriation of more than[…]
The fate of a group of evicted backyard dwellers illegally occupying land in District Six is uncertain. It comes as the City of Cape Town was granted an interdict against the demonstrators, who are demanding housing. Several families from across Cape Town set up camp on the land earmarked for[…]
A 39-year old member attached to the Tactical Response Team is expected to appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court on the Cape Flats on Tuesday along with alleged underworld boss, Nafiz Modack. He was arrested at the weekend on suspicion of the proliferation of information to what police describe[…]
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[…]
The Health Ministry has noted concern on social media about the possible import to South Africa of the variant of the coronavirus found in India – which is battling a massive surge in cases. The ministry has assured South Africans that there are no direct flights from India to South[…]
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says the provincial government and Presidency are in agreement that the departed regent of the AmaZulu nation – Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu – be afforded an official provincial funeral. The Regent Queen passed on last week at the age of 65. The Regent of the Zulu[…]
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[…]
Cell C Sharks clenches victory over DHL Stormers and Hugo breaks hearts with a hattrick performance: In a dramatic finish of a much anticipated coastal rivalry over the weekend, the Cell C Sharks clenched a close victory over the home side, DHL Stormers of 33-30 whilst the Vodacom Bulls defeated[…]
Victory in Poland as our national champion Akani Simbine and team mate Clarence Munyai shows pure class and pelts the 4 X 100m relay. Simbine who is a sub-10 second 100m runner took over the baton from Munyai, in a dramatic catchup of three meters down on Brazil’s Paulo Andre[…]
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