The African Climate Alliance is planning protests on Friday in Cape Town alongside similar marches planned elsewhere in the world to demand urgent action to tackle the climate crisis. In a statement on Tuesday organisers said as an alternative to in-person protests, which will be muted this year due to[…]
More than 120,000 people have signed an online petition to demand justice for 16-year-old Nathaniel Julius, who was allegedly shot and killed by police in Eldorado Park on Wednesday last week. Julius had Down syndrome. Hazel Waydene, who started the petition last Thursday, wrote that Julius was “shot for no[…]
Police Minister Bheki Cele has warned any person who contravenes the regulations of the nationwide lockdown from midnight on Thursday will be guilty of a criminal offence and will be liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or both. During a briefing on Wednesday,[…]
Former post office worker Luyanda Botha will serve life in prison for the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana, in terms of a plea and sentencing agreement heard in the Western Cape High Court. The court heard on Friday that Botha pleaded guilty to raping and killing UCT student Mrwetyana[…]
A former charity manager in the Gaza Strip accused of funding Hamas has attended court for the 129th time in what has become the longest trial of its kind in Israel’s history, dragging on as witnesses are blocked from testifying. The 41-year-old aid worker, Muhammed al-Halabi, was arrested in June[…]
Social justice movement group, Moms Move for Justice is expected to march to parliament in Cape Town tomorrow on Thursday in commemoration of all the victims of crime and senseless violence in local communities. Ordinary community members, religious leaders, community organisations and non-profit organisations are expected to attend. The march[…]
By Anees Teladia A memorial service was held in honour of two operatives of the former armed wing of the ANC (uMkhonto weSizwe) last night, marking 30 years since their tragic sacrifice for liberation. The two freedom fighters, Coline Williams and Robbie Waterwitch died for South African freedom in an[…]
By Hanna Kawas & Marion Kawas Palestinian solidarity activists in North America are accustomed to being abandoned by many of their “progressive allies”, be it church officials or municipal councils or politicians. This is the sad reality of working in today’s political landscape, where opportunism runs rampant and the pro-Israel lobby[…]
By Ramona Wadi The UN has contributed another contradiction in its assessment of Palestinian prospects following the “Peace to Prosperity” summit. Instead of highlighting how and why the UN has failed Palestine, a recent statement from Michael Lynk, the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Palestine, emphasized the absence of an international law[…]
From bail hearings to trials, there are often unavoidable delays in South Africa’s courts, experts say. Postponements can sometimes lead to a loss of momentum in cases, causing severe damage in the process. While court proceedings are often postponed “for further investigation”, Marius Du Toit of Du Toit Attorneys notes[…]
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