Petition to keep rock-thrower behind bars

The man who attacked a local woman with a rock while she was jogging on a walkway between St James and Muizenberg is currently being detained. The community, however, fears he may soon be released and has come together to petition against his bail. On August 4, a female jogger[…]

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Petition launched against high cost of hajj

By Rukaya Mosavel Amid growing frustration that the hajj is becoming increasingly out of reach for working-class hujjaj, the United Council of South African Hujaaj (UCSAH) have initiated a petition to garner attention on the matter. A number of local activists believe hajj is exorbitantly priced and is being monopolised[…]

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Online petition not enough for 2nd #Brexit referendum

Brits disappointed with the UK’s referendum results will not be getting a second chance at voting, as UK’s Electoral Commission said that an online petition that gathered 3.7 million signatures was not enough to trigger a second referendum. The online petition carries no legal authority, the Electoral Commission ruled, after[…]

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King Dalindyebo’s petition rejected

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo’s petition to have his case reopened has been dismissed by Justice Minister Michael Masutha. Masutha made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon. On December 23, Dalindyebo received a reprieve when the Eastern Cape High Court in Mthatha granted him a bail extension until December 30. On the[…]

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I’m a victim of injustice: King Dalindyebo

Hours before Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo was expected to report to an Umthatha prison to start serving his 12-year prison sentence, he penned a petition to the High Court, Justice Minister Michael Masuta and President Jacob Zuma where he claimed to have been a victim of injustice. Dalindyebo, who was[…]

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Masutha to make decision on Oscar petition

Justice Minister Michael Masutha will consider a petition by an NGO opposing Oscar Pistorius’s release together with a legal opinion, and make a decision before Friday, his spokesperson said on Tuesday. “The minister will make a decision after he has considered the petition, before Friday. That petition goes together with[…]

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Britons sign petition, urging Netanyahu’s arrest

People in Britain have been signing a petition that calls on the government to arrest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon his arrival in the UK next month. The petition entitled “Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes when he arrives in London” is available at a petitions website set[…]

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Petition launched against Jeenah visa denial

A petition has been launched by the Concerned Africans Forum (CAF), in response to the British Home Office’s decision to deny a visa to the Afro-Middle East Centre’s executive director, Na’eem Jeenah. The prominent academic was due to attend a conference just outside of London, hosted by the European Council[…]

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