SANParks CEO sacked after disciplinary into GBV complaint

SA National Parks (SANParks) has sacked its CEO Fundisile Mketeni after a disciplinary inquiry. The agency said its board met on Wednesday to deliberate on the outcomes of the disciplinary process, ruling and finding on the sanction, in line with the recommendation of the independent senior counsel who chaired the[…]

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Zwelithini remains mum on ICC complaint

A spokesperson for the Royal Zulu household said on Thursday that the monarch would not be drawn to comment on a complaint of hate speech laid against King Goodwill Zwelithini by a Nigerian human rights organisation with the International Criminal Court (ICC). “We will only respond once we have received[…]

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702 complaint not upheld: BCCSA

A complaint that Talk Radio 702 incorrectly described a case as one of xenophobia has been rejected, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) said on Wednesday. A listener complained about a broadcast concerning an attack on someone in Mayfair, Johannesburg, described by 702 as an Ethiopian. However, the complainant[…]

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SAHRC receives Mbete complaint

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has received a complaint about National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete calling EFF leader Julius Malema a cockroach, it said on Wednesday. “I can confirm that the SAHRC has received a complaint regarding alleged utterances by Speaker Baleka Mbete, in which she is alleged to[…]

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US ambassador to lodge complaint over CIA remark

US Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard will launch an official diplomatic complaint about allegations that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is a CIA plant, his office said on Monday. Embassy spokesman Jack Hillmeyer confirmed that Gaspard would lay the complaint, but said he could not give further detail. The Star[…]

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SAJBD lodges complaint over Jew comment

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has lodged a formal complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) following an inflammatory social media post by a former African National Congress (ANC) employee. The post, made by one Rene Smit (a former ANC volunteer) pictured Adolf Hitler with[…]

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