Western Cape Police Return Confiscated ‘Mandrax Machine’ to Owner

[News24Wire] A machine seized by police in 2014 as it was suspected of being used to produce masses of mandrax tablets has been returned to its owner – a move which some fear could undo hard work into the fight against drug dealing in the Western Cape.

[News24Wire] A machine seized by police in 2014 as it was suspected of being used to produce masses of mandrax tablets has been returned to its owner - a move which some fear could undo hard work into the fight against drug dealing in the Western Cape.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Fifth ‘Cannibal’ Suspect Appears in Court Earlier Than Expected

[News24Wire] The fifth suspect in the “cannibalism” case appeared briefly at the Estcourt Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday afternoon, a court official said on Thursday.

[News24Wire] The fifth suspect in the "cannibalism" case appeared briefly at the Estcourt Magistrate's Court on Wednesday afternoon, a court official said on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Hougaard Starts At No 9 for Boks

[News24Wire] Experienced scrumhalf Francois Hougaard will make his 44th Test appearance for the Springboks when they face Argentina in the high altitude of Salta on Saturday evening (21:40 SA time).

[News24Wire] Experienced scrumhalf Francois Hougaard will make his 44th Test appearance for the Springboks when they face Argentina in the high altitude of Salta on Saturday evening (21:40 SA time).

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Explainer – Grace Mugabe and the Intricacies of Diplomatic Immunity

[The Conversation Africa] Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, has been granted diplomatic immunity and allowed to leave South Africa after allegedly attacking and injuring a young South African woman, Gabriella Engels (20), in Sandton, Johannesburg. P…

[The Conversation Africa] Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, has been granted diplomatic immunity and allowed to leave South Africa after allegedly attacking and injuring a young South African woman, Gabriella Engels (20), in Sandton, Johannesburg. Politics and Society Editor, Thabo Leshilo, asked international law expert, Professor Hennie Strydom to unpack the issues.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Controversial Talk Show Host Will Not Hold Aids Council Position – Ramaphosa

[News24Wire] Controversial talk show host Criselda Kananda-Dudumashe will not hold any position in the South African National AIDS Council, its chair Cyril Ramaphosa assured the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) on Thursday.

[News24Wire] Controversial talk show host Criselda Kananda-Dudumashe will not hold any position in the South African National AIDS Council, its chair Cyril Ramaphosa assured the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cofimvaba Parents Forced to Find Teacher for Their Children

[GroundUp] Fed-up with the Eastern Cape Department of Education, parents of learners at Middle Zolo Senior Secondary School in Cofimvaba, are looking for a science and maths teacher whom they will try to pay themselves.

[GroundUp] Fed-up with the Eastern Cape Department of Education, parents of learners at Middle Zolo Senior Secondary School in Cofimvaba, are looking for a science and maths teacher whom they will try to pay themselves.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Does Ruling Party Majority Hang in the Balance?

[Maka] Of the more than 1.1 million votes already counted, the ruling MPLA has 51%, followed by UNITA with 36% and CASA-CE with 11%. These results reflect a parallel count carried out by UNITA based on official copies that it has obtained of the result…

[Maka] Of the more than 1.1 million votes already counted, the ruling MPLA has 51%, followed by UNITA with 36% and CASA-CE with 11%. These results reflect a parallel count carried out by UNITA based on official copies that it has obtained of the results posted by individual polling stations.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

‘Robert Mugabe Day an Insult to Zimbabweans,’ – Opposition

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe’s main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party, led by Morgan Tsvangirai, has expressed “shock and complete disappointment” over a recent decision by government to declare President Robert Mugabe’s birthday a ho…

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party, led by Morgan Tsvangirai, has expressed "shock and complete disappointment" over a recent decision by government to declare President Robert Mugabe's birthday a holiday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Humanitarian Coordinator A.I. Demands End to Attacks Against Civilians, Aid Workers

[PR Newswire] Juba -On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, the Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim (a.i.) for South Sudan, Serge Tissot, called for an immediate end to attacks against civilians and aid workers as conflict continues in South Sudan. “We c…

[PR Newswire] Juba -On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, the Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim (a.i.) for South Sudan, Serge Tissot, called for an immediate end to attacks against civilians and aid workers as conflict continues in South Sudan. "We continue to witness increasing, deliberate and unprovoked attacks against civilians and aid workers in South Sudan. This should not be accepted as the norm," said Mr. Tissot. "We urge the public make an overarching call to action: Civilians and Aid workers are #NotATarget."

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan