President Jacob Zuma Declares Special Provincial Official Funeral for Late Monde Mkunqwana

[SA Govt] President Jacob Zuma has declared a Special Provincial Official Funeral for the late struggle veteran and a former Robben Island prisoner, Mr Collen Monde Mkunqwana who passed on last week on 21 February 2017.

[SA Govt] President Jacob Zuma has declared a Special Provincial Official Funeral for the late struggle veteran and a former Robben Island prisoner, Mr Collen Monde Mkunqwana who passed on last week on 21 February 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Duo Arrested for Possession and Manufacturing of Drugs

[SAPS] Members from the Ladysmith Tactical Response Team (TRT) arrested two people last night, 28 February 2017, for charges relating to the possession and manufacturing of illegal drugs. At about 17:30, police were following up on information about a …

[SAPS] Members from the Ladysmith Tactical Response Team (TRT) arrested two people last night, 28 February 2017, for charges relating to the possession and manufacturing of illegal drugs. At about 17:30, police were following up on information about a possible drug dealer operating in the Ladysmith CBD. This led them to a business in Kandahar Avenue where they arrested a suspect who was found in possession of cocaine. Upon a further probe, police discovered that there was a flat in the Illing Road area, Ladysmith

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MEC Ismail Vadi On Post State of the Province Address

[SA Govt] During his State of the Province last week, Gauteng Premier David Makhura delivered a comprehensive, wide-ranging and candid appraisal of the performance of the 5th administration in Gauteng.

[SA Govt] During his State of the Province last week, Gauteng Premier David Makhura delivered a comprehensive, wide-ranging and candid appraisal of the performance of the 5th administration in Gauteng.

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Endangering Social Grants Is the ANC’s Own Catastrophic Mistake

[Daily Maverick] Many a big crisis is a series of seemingly isolated events in different sectors at the same time. Sometimes they’re a flash in the pan, doing limited damage. But sometimes they arrive at the same historical moment as other events, merg…

[Daily Maverick] Many a big crisis is a series of seemingly isolated events in different sectors at the same time. Sometimes they're a flash in the pan, doing limited damage. But sometimes they arrive at the same historical moment as other events, merging into messy chaos. They are often the work of different actors, pulling in different directions.

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Willowvale Rapist Sentenced to 15 Years Imprisonment

[SAPS] Willowvale Regional Magistrate Court convicted and sentenced 34 year old Ongama Madolo to undergo 15 years imprisonment for rape of a 58 year old woman. It is alleged that the victim was sleeping alone on 26 October 2013 at about 01:30 at Bhakan…

[SAPS] Willowvale Regional Magistrate Court convicted and sentenced 34 year old Ongama Madolo to undergo 15 years imprisonment for rape of a 58 year old woman. It is alleged that the victim was sleeping alone on 26 October 2013 at about 01:30 at Bhakaneni Location, Weza Village, Willowvale. The husband of the victim was attending a night vigil in another village. The children of the victim were sleeping in another room.

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Rural Safety – Are Farm Murders Being Underplayed for Politics?

[Daily Maverick] The term “farm murders” has become fundamentally politicised, associated with false right-wing claims about “white genocide”. Farmers say they are under siege, that farm attacks are on the rise and that both the media and the governmen…

[Daily Maverick] The term "farm murders" has become fundamentally politicised, associated with false right-wing claims about "white genocide". Farmers say they are under siege, that farm attacks are on the rise and that both the media and the government prefer to turn a blind eye to their plight rather than take them seriously. A recent report about farm attacks reaching record levels over January and February failed to make it much beyond the Afrikaans press. REBECCA DAVIS takes a look at a deeply emotive topic.

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Bashir’s Vice President Officially Appointed Prime Minister

[SudaNow] Khartoum -First Vice President, Lt General Bakri Hassan Salih, has been sworn in as new prime minister before president Omer al-Bashir at the Republican Palace on Thursday.

[SudaNow] Khartoum -First Vice President, Lt General Bakri Hassan Salih, has been sworn in as new prime minister before president Omer al-Bashir at the Republican Palace on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

UNAMID Campaigns Against Recruiting Child Soldiers in West Darfur Camp

[Radio Dabanga] Murnei -The Child Protection Unit of the AU-UN peacekeeping mission has launched a campaign in Murnei camp for displaced people, in West Darfur, to raise awareness about ending the use of child soldiers by armed forces.

[Radio Dabanga] Murnei -The Child Protection Unit of the AU-UN peacekeeping mission has launched a campaign in Murnei camp for displaced people, in West Darfur, to raise awareness about ending the use of child soldiers by armed forces.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan