Against the backdrop of Human Rights Day, irate residents in Bo-Kaap took to the streets today in protest of drugs and criminality hounding the community. Chairperson of the Bo-Kaap Neighborhood Watch, Ebrahim Christians says residents have a right to safety and security, but it is being stripped from them by[…]
By Yazeed Kamaldien The national correctional services department faces pressure to tighten up its parole system in a bid to prevent repeat offenders from terrorising local communities. This comes after the murder of eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk from Elsies River, whose alleged killer Moyhdien Pangaker was out on parole. Pangaker[…]
Images of burned-out electricity generation equipment at Venezuela’s biggest hydroelectric power plant were posted by the country’s communications minister on Twitter, as Caracas blamed arsonists for a crippling power blackout. A large-scale blackout hit Caracas and nearly a dozen Venezuelan states on Monday afternoon, bringing public transport to a near-standstill.[…]
On Friday Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo outlined new plans to ensure that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) employees are safe when they are saving other people’s lives. This comes after an ambulance was attacked on Wednesday morning while transporting a critically injured child to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s[…]
The High Court in Pretoria is on Tuesday expected to rule on a bid to stop the media from identifying child victims, witnesses, and offenders. The lawyers of Zephany Nurse brought the case in order to protect her identity before she turned 18 on April 29, 2015. Nurse was snatched[…]
ANC provincial executive member Andile Lili was arrested on Wednesday night following his remarks earlier in the week that criminals should be “killed immediately and brutally”. Lili, who is also the leader of the Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement, on Tuesday addressed a cheering crowd of supporters outside the Bellville Magistrate’s[…]
Comments made by ANC provincial executive member Andile Lili that criminals should be “killed immediately and brutally” incites mob justice and must be withdrawn, the DA said on Wednesday. “If he does not withdraw his statements, the DA will lay a charge against him of inciting violence,” DA Western Cape[…]
Criminals intent on stealing valuables from homes and offices are attempting to gain entry into premises by posing as Telkom technicians. Ms Jacqui O’ Sullivan, Telkom’s Managing Executive: Corporate Communication, says that the evolving modus operandi of the suspected criminals is of great concern. “Telkom would like to alert customers[…]
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