Parliament – IPID Throws Shade, Saying SAPS Corruption Is SA’s Biggest National Security Threat

[Daily Maverick] IPID (Independent Police Investigative Directorate) Executive Director Robert McBride threw shade in Parliament on Thursday. “The biggest threat to national security is corruption in the SAPS,” he told MPs of the police committee, high…

[Daily Maverick] IPID (Independent Police Investigative Directorate) Executive Director Robert McBride threw shade in Parliament on Thursday. "The biggest threat to national security is corruption in the SAPS," he told MPs of the police committee, highlighting dodgy procurements, crime intelligence slush funds and how the SAPS attempted to "lure" IPID investigators from probing police officials with offers of better salaries in the SAPS. It's the latest instalment in a long-standing drama of no love lost. By MARIANNE MERTE

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Momberg Case – IJR Applauds SA Justice System for Viewing Jail Term As Appropriate Punishment for Racism

[News24Wire] The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) on Thursday applauded the South African justice system for viewing a jail term and “not a mere fine” as appropriate punishment for racism.

[News24Wire] The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) on Thursday applauded the South African justice system for viewing a jail term and "not a mere fine" as appropriate punishment for racism.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Up to 1 in 10 Victims of Sexual Violence Lack Victim Friendly Interviewing Rooms in 2016/17

[DA] This statement follows an oversight visits to Camperdown and Mpophomeni Police Stations by DA Shadow Minister of Police, Zakhele Mbhele MP , DA KZN Spokesperson on Community Safety and Liaison, Dr Rishigen Viranna MPL and DA KZN DAWN Leader, Sheha…

[DA] This statement follows an oversight visits to Camperdown and Mpophomeni Police Stations by DA Shadow Minister of Police, Zakhele Mbhele MP , DA KZN Spokesperson on Community Safety and Liaison, Dr Rishigen Viranna MPL and DA KZN DAWN Leader, Shehana Kajee. Please find soundbites in English and IsiZulu by Mr Mbhele.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt Races to Reform University Sector

[VOA] The law school lecture hall at Dakar’s Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) is, as usual, packed well beyond its 2,000-person capacity. Students huddle on the floor and perch on the window sills. Others stand by the door, straining to hear the prof…

[VOA] The law school lecture hall at Dakar's Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) is, as usual, packed well beyond its 2,000-person capacity. Students huddle on the floor and perch on the window sills. Others stand by the door, straining to hear the professor.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

Most Citizens Believe Criticizing the Govt Is Good, Twaweza Study Reveals

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Nine people out of ten citizens (87 per cent) believe they should be able to criticize the government if they think there is reason to do so, reads the Twaweza’s Voice of the Citizen new report.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Nine people out of ten citizens (87 per cent) believe they should be able to criticize the government if they think there is reason to do so, reads the Twaweza's Voice of the Citizen new report.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

No Show of Opposition Leaders in Court

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The top brass of the opposition Chadema have not yet shown up at the Kisutu Resident Magistrates’ Court for ruling of the bail application as anticipated earlier.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The top brass of the opposition Chadema have not yet shown up at the Kisutu Resident Magistrates' Court for ruling of the bail application as anticipated earlier.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania