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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Port Elizabeth businessman’s night out ends in six hours of terror – They were going to kill me

A Hijacked Port Elizabeth businessman was stabbed more than 20 times, stripped and forced to kneel in the bushes, with his attackers poised to slit his throat, in six hours of raw terror that ended with his escape near Coega yesterday. “I thought it was my last day on this planet. They were getting ready […]
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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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‘No diplomatic immunity for Grace’ – says Government lawyers.

The South African government has received legal advice indicating that, despite travelling on a diplomatic passport, Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe does not qualify for diplomatic immunity and may be arrested for allegedly assaulting a Johannesburg woman. The Mail & Guardian has learned that frantic behind-the-scenes negotiations are underway between Zimbabwe and South Africa in […]
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Falling BRICS endanger their citizens’ health, starting with Jacob Zuma.

As he launches the African Regional Centre of the New Development Bank (NDB) in Sandton on Thursday, nearly 18 months behind schedule, Jacob Zuma must have mixed feelings. Strife-riven Brazil, Russia, India and China are more risky allies than Zuma reckoned when in 2010 he accepted Beijing’s invitation to join the club. “I was poisoned […]
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A visitor to our Country, and already in trouble, may the Law take it’s course or not!

Grace Mugabe, wife of Zimbabwean Robert Mugabe and a possible successor to his throne presidency, has been accused of assaulting a woman in an apartment in Johannesburg. She is due to be formally charged in connection with the incident on Tuesday in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court. Zimbabweans, all too familiar with their first lady’s erratic […]
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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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The One Hundred Million Victims of Communism Remembered at 10th Annual VOC Roll Call of Victim Nations

Embassies & Human Rights Organizations joined VOC to remember The One Hundred Million Victims of Communism on June 9th, when a record number of twenty-three embassies and thirty-four ethnic and human rights organizations joined hundreds of participants for the 10th Annual Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom & Roll Call of Nations Wreath-Laying Ceremony, at the Victims […]
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