Tag: South Africa

British Cabinet backs draft Brexit deal: May

The British Cabinet has given its backing to a draft Brexit deal agreed with the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May said after a meeting that lasted more than five hours. “The collective decision of Cabinet was that the government should agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outline political declaration,”...

Man in court for alleged theft of cattle worth R280,000

A 48-year-old man, arrested in connection with theft of cattle worth R280,000, appeared in the Ventersdorp Magistrate’s Court today, North West police said. Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani said Juandre Human was granted R2000 bail and his case was postponed to January 8. She said Human was arrested on Tuesday,...

Baby Jamie: Mother gets 20-year sentence for vile abuse of her infant child

Few court proceedings can wrench hearts like the Baby Jamie case. Her mother – who cannot be named for legal reasons – has been found guilty of a sickening campaign of abuse which lead to the infant’s death On Thursday, the Durban High Court ignored the defence’s claims about their client’s...

Rahima Moosa Hospital: “The hospital has violated the right of access to health” – says SAHRC

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The investigation at the Rahima Moosa Hospital followed after a necrotising enterocolitis outbreak at the hospital took the lives of nine infants from March to July 2018. After the visit to Rahima Moosa Hospital , Buang Jones from the South African Human Rights Commission said in a press briefing: “From what...

Here’s what Miley Cyrus has been up to during her visit to Cape Town

It was perhaps one of the best-kept secrets of the week, but Miley Cyrus has been making her way around Cape Town with an incognito presence. Social media users have finally clocked that she’s in the Cape, as she was spotted at different locations around town. It’s not clear if...

France vs South Africa: Europe-based contingent back in Bok team for France

Members of the Springboks’ Europe-based contingent have been named in the team to face France in Paris on Saturday night. Willie le Roux, Faf de Klerk and Franco Mostert return to the starting line-up after missing out in last week’s defeat to England at Twickenham. Damian Willemse, who made his...

Dane van Niekerk: Seven things to know about the Proteas captain

The ICC Women’s World T20 kicks off on Friday at the Caribbean and, central to South Africa’s quest for a first major trophy will be none other than their skipper, Dane van Niekerk. A game-winner with both bat and ball, the all-rounder is among the best in the world, and...

Eastern Cape man gets 18 years in jail for raping seven-year-old girl

Bulelani Mhlahlo, 37, convicted of raping a seven-year-old girl, was sentenced to 18 years behind bars by the Tsomo Regional Magistrate’s Court, Eastern Cape police said today. Police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said the sentence was passed down on Wednesday. Manatha said the child had confided in her mother and...

Presidency refutes reports of an NDPP shortlist

The Presidency today refuted media reports purporting that certain individuals have been shortlisted as candidates for the position of National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). “The panel, established by President Ramaphosa, to assist identify and select candidates for consideration is still busy with shortlisting. There is therefore no truth to...

‘You probably should have died in the holocaust,’ KZN schoolboys tell matric pupil

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) today paid tribute to an 18-year-old pupil who they said had displayed “courage and moral fibre” after she was on the receiving end of an anti-Semitic voice note this week. In the voice note, which African News Agency has heard, several male...