SA deploys more women UN peacekeepers to curb sexual abuse

The United Nations believes that putting more women peacekeepers in the field may curb sexual abuse by its own troops. South Africa, which has been accused of some of the worst sexual offences in the UN, currently has the highest number of women deployed on peacekeeping missions according to Defense Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, but two […]
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Mbalula warns crime intelligence over its own ‘criminal’ elements

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has warned the country’s crime intelligence unit that he is going after rogue elements within it, and that they are not immune to the law. News24 can reveal that it is suspected that rogue crime intelligence activities are linked to, among other matters, the underworld nightclub security takeover which has resulted […]
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Squabbles dim DA’s hope of 2019 win

Worsening relations between the Democratic Alliance and smaller opposition parties are threatening the party’s hopes of assuming power nationally in 2019 by forming a coalition government. On Tuesday, when the DA brought a motion to dissolve Parliament, its opposition allies would not support it. The smaller opposition parties accused the DA of being arrogant for […]
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Dlamini-Zuma warns against bad losers in ANC presidential race

Contenders for the presidency of the ANC should not let losing cause divisions in the movement, presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Sunday. “Comrades, if the branches elect you, and they put you in the contest and you accept it, then you must go in there with a spirit to win, but understanding that you […]
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Malema lying about ‘personalised invitation’ to Magaqa’s funeral – KZN ANCYL

The ANCYL in KwaZulu-Natal has accused EFF leader Julius Malema of “being a person of such low character”, after “he lied about being personally invited” to attend the funeral of former ANCYL secretary general Sindiso Magaqa. Provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo on Wednesday said he had only made a comment as a gesture on Monday during […]
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‘You can’t be loved by everyone’ – Kunene on Twitter criticism of shooting

Kenny Kunene has brushed off criticism on social media over the alleged hit against him. “Maybe they wanted me to die, but whatever people are saying, you can’t be loved by everyone. It is by the grace of God that I am alive today,” Kunene told News24 on Wednesday morning. Kunene was shot at in […]
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Ramaphosa spurs Hawks to be proactive on state capture suspects.

Cyril Ramaphosa says commissions of inquiry into state capture should not stop law enforcement agencies from investigating the culprits in the meantime. Addressing hundreds at a Cosatu rally in Seshego outside Polokwane on Sunday, Ramaphosa said the Hawks must investigate state capture. He said parliamentarians were also concerned that allegations of state capture were lingering […]
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DA goes to Constitutional Court to have Mugabe immunity set aside.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has applied for direct access to the Constitutional Court to have the diplomatic immunity granted to Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe set aside. The party filed papers this week arguing International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane’s decision to let Mugabe off the hook for alleged assault was “wholly without legal […]
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Makhosi Khoza, African National Congress MP, hits back at claims that she ‘insulted’ ANC colleagues.

Makhosi Khoza has denied she insulted ANC colleagues following a boycott of a meeting she chaired last week, saying she was responding to their initial taunts. Khoza was sacked as chairperson of the portfolio committee on public service and administration last Thursday, August 17, after ANC MPs wrote a letter demanding she be removed two […]
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Travellers Warned To Be Vigilant As OR Tambo ‘Airport Spotter’ Crime Syndicate Probed

South Africa’s airports are the first welcoming point for some +10m visitors according to Acsa Aviation barometer in 2016. But the reality is that criminals operating through sophisticated syndicates within the airport, using “airport spotters” are putting SA’s lucrative travel and tourism industry at risk. OR Tambo International issued a statement last week, following the most […]
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