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Eskom warns against recruitment scam

Power utility Eskom has issued a warning to the public to be aware of a recruitment scam. “The fraudsters pretend to be recruiters for Eskom and solicit R1 500 from job seekers in order to secure employment,” Eskom said in a statement. “Once payment is received by these ‘recruiters’, would-be[…]

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ISIL recruits in the Balkans

By Jonathan Brown – In the weeks leading up to her escape from ISIL-controlled territory in Syria, Noora, a Yazidi from Sinjar, was held captive in a three room-house to the northeast of Raqqa. Her captor was a young Bosnian woman who had travelled from the Balkans to join ISIL.[…]

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Sadtu hits back after cash-for-teachers report

Education department officials are the corrupt ones, not Sadtu, a senior union official claimed on Sunday. But this allegation was rejected by an education spokesperson, who told News24 this was impossible. The SA Democratic Teachers Union came out strongly against the basic education department on Sunday, accusing senior officials of[…]

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ISIL recruits via Afghan airwaves

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has launched a radio station in Afghanistan to recruit fighters and stir up anti-government sentiment. The one-hour long Voice of Caliphate broadcast in Pashto language was started in eastern Nangarhar province by supporters who pledged allegiance to ISIL. It was unclear[…]

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Analyst criticises Roshnee special report

A senior researcher at the Media Review Network (MRN) has lambasted a Sunday Argus special report which alleges that the area of Roshnee in Vereeniging, Gauteng has become a hotbed for ISIS-recruitment. The publication, released over the past weekend, also suggests that more than 300 South Africans have made the[…]

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ISIS a sophisticated machine: ISS

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) managing director Anton Du Plessis says despite public concerns around ISIS extending its reach to South Africa, he hopes recent reports of a Kenwyn teenage girl being recruited was merely an isolated incident, and not a part of an ongoing trend of radicalization within[…]

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Failed ISIS recruitment sparks fear in CTown

Community members in Kenwyn are not convinced that a local teenage girl had been recruited by the Islamic State (ISIS). A report of a 15 year old girl from Kenwyn (identity is withheld for her protection) who attempted to leave South Africa and join ISIS has sparked the attention and concern[…]

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‘ISIS teen not required to disclose minor status’

Comair says aviation industry regulation stipulated by the trade association of the world’s airlines, International Air Transport Association (IATA) only requires passengers below the age of 12 to be identified as unaccompanied minors. This follows an incident where a 15-year-old girl was taken off a British Airways flight in Cape[…]

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