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South Africa decriminalises marijuana

South Africa decriminalises marijuana

JOHANNESBURG – The Constitutional Court has handed down its judgement on the private use of marijuana. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has upheld earlier high court judgment. The judgment decriminalises the use of dagga at home. The Dagga Party has for many years been fighting for the decriminalisation of marijuana. But the state argues psycho-active […]

Donald Trump Govt issues travel warning…. SA now murder capital of the world

Donald Trump Govt issues travel warning…. SA now murder capital of the world

The US state department warned its citizens to “exercise increased caution” in South Africa due to crime‚ civil unrest and drought – a day after police revealed the latest crime statistics. “Violent crime‚ such as armed robbery‚ rape‚ carjacking‚ mugging‚ and ‘smash-and-grab’ attacks on vehicles‚ is common‚” a travel advisory warned on September 12. “There […]

CIA alerted South Africa about Guptas in 2009 – report

CIA alerted South Africa about Guptas in 2009 – report

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2009 alerted South African state intelligence structures to the potential threat of the Gupta family, a Sunday newspaper has reported. Former intelligence officials Gibson Njenje and Moe Shaik told the Sunday Times that they had been involved in a probe into the Guptas. Njenje told the newspaper he […]

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa Receives Safety Permit

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa Receives Safety Permit

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has received a one year safety permit, dated the 31stof August 2018, through to 31 July 2019, allowing them to continue operations. However, the United National Transport Union (UNTU) is disturbed as to how the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) could have provided PRASA with a safety permit […]

WATCH: Security guard shot dead trying to help a man being robbed in Rosebank

WATCH: Security guard shot dead trying to help a man being robbed in Rosebank

A security guard was shot dead in Rosebank on Friday afternoon. This is after he saw four suspects attempting to rob a man who was walking on the side of the road, police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini told News24. “A man was walking on the street when he was approached by four suspects who wanted to […]

Two dead in White City as residents clash with foreign shop owners

Two dead in White City as residents clash with foreign shop owners

JOHANNESBURG – Foreign shop owners in White City are packing up what’s left of their stock after widespread looting and violence in the Soweto community that has left two people dead. The pair was shot dead on Wednesday when crowds of people moved from one shop to the next, stealing what they could carry. It’s […]

Theresa May welcomes Ramaphosa’s assurances on land reform

Theresa May welcomes Ramaphosa’s assurances on land reform

CAPE TOWN – British Prime Minister Theresa May says she welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s assurances that land reform won’t involve smash and grabs. She was speaking after announcing in Cape Town plans for billions of pounds of investment in Africa over the next four years, more UK trade missions on the continent and a new […]

President Ramaphosa invokes Mugabe in attack on Trump over land

President Ramaphosa invokes Mugabe in attack on Trump over land

JOHANNESBURG – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has invoked Robert Mugabe’s famous line, “Blair keep your England and let me keep my Zimbabwe” as he hit back at US President Donald Trump’s comments on the country’s land reforms. In a tweet on August 23 – apparently after watching a report on the right wing Fox […]

Controversial SA business tycoon Zunaid Moti arrested and detained in Germany

Controversial SA business tycoon Zunaid Moti arrested and detained in Germany

Controversial South African business tycoon Zunaid Moti has been arrested and is being detained in Germany. His attorney‚ Ulrich Roux‚ said in a statement on Saturday that Moti had been arrested at the Munich airport on August 19. This comes after Russian authorities issued a ‘red notice’ on January 24 2018. Roux said the notice […]

Kabila’s Government Rejects Thabo Mbeki As Special Envoy to DRC

Kabila’s Government Rejects Thabo Mbeki As Special Envoy to DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has rejected President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment of former President Thabo Mbeki as South Africa’s Special Envoy to that country. 3 Mbeki’s appointment was confirmed by Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Khusela Diko at the weekend, after the summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Windhoek. At first Kabila’s government […]

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