UK to investigate claims JCB machinery used by Israel to demolish Palestinian homes

The British government will investigate claims that machinery built by UK construction company JCB was used in the demolition of Palestinian homes and construction of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT). The UK National Contact Point (NCP), which is part of UK’s Department of International Trade, acknowledged[…]

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SANParks probe Nic Dlamini assault, 5 suspended

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has hired an independent investigator to probe the details surrounding the incident which led to renowned South African cyclist Nicholas Dlamini breaking his arm. SANParks acting head of communications Reynold Thakhuli said the investigator will be briefed on Monday morning in terms of the[…]

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KILLING THE FILES: IPID’s cover-up of police brutality in SA

Torture, rape, killings, assault – South Africans lodged 42,365 criminal complaints against the police between April 2012 and March 2019. Viewfinder’s debut investigation exposes how underfunding, State Capture and statistical manipulation at the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) failed the victims and helped violent criminals in the police service escape[…]

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Bonteheuwel reeling after alleged rape of 8-month-old baby

By Loushe Jordaan Gilbert Bonteheuwel ward councillor Angus McKenzie said communities have lost absolute respect for themselves after an eight-month-old baby was allegedly raped in Bonteheuwel over the weekend. The incident reportedly took place at a home in Bonteheuwel Avenue, Bonteheuwel on Saturday afternoon.  McKenzie said the case was reported[…]

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Desai cleared of sexual harrassment allegations

The board of Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) South Africa says allegations of sexual harassment against its director Muhammad Desai are “unfounded”. The organisation has concluded an independent investigation into claims made by US academic Sang Hea Kil, who accused Desai of sexually harassing herself and two other women on[…]

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Cop shoots himself after killing suspect in Khayelitsha

A 27-year-old police constable committed suicide with his service pistol after firing a fatal shot at a man while on duty in Khayelitsha at the weekend. The circumstances are now under investigation by detectives. The shooting incident occurred at about 2.30pm on Saturday in Site B, Khayelitsha. The constable had[…]

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