Ocean View blaze leaves many displaced

A blaze that has swept through Ocean View in recent days has left at least 17 families at the area’s Rasta Camp settlement displaced, although there has been some contention over the destroyed structures. “Some of the structures were set up on a national park which is not suitable for[…]

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EU approves labeling of settlement products

The European Union on Wednesday adopted measures to label products from Israeli settlements, considered illegal under international law, in a move welcomed by the Palestinian leadership. The EU Commission, the executive branch of the EU, said the body had adopted an interpretative notice on the “indication of origin of goods[…]

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Authorities monitor Marikana settlement

While calm has returned to Philippi East after violent protests, tensions between the Cape Town communities of Lower Crossroads and the Marikana informal settlement remain high. Marikana community leader, Joseph Makeleni, told News24 community meetings and negotiations would continue “until everyone is happy”. “Our fight was never with the people[…]

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Nkandla ‘settlement’ to be discussed: Report

Public works will hold discussions about a settlement proposal with 12 of its officials who have been charged in connection with upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home, City Press reported on Sunday. The officials were reportedly demanding that their individual hearings be merged and turned into a commission of[…]

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UN condemns Israeli settlement expansion

A UN official has warned that Israel’s plans for further settlements in East Jerusalem could ignite more violence and threaten the viability of the future Palestinian state. UN political chief Jeffrey Feltman called on Israel on Wednesday “to rescind” its plan to build 1,000 new homes, which he said was[…]

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Israel seizes 400 hectares of West Bank land

The United States has urged Israel to reverse its decision to seize nearly 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank, a move anti-settlement activists termed the largest land grab in 30 years. Israel announced the massive land appropriation on Sunday in the Etzion settlement bloc near Bethlehem just[…]

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