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Govt’s plan to overhaul immigration system receives pushback

The Helen Suzman Foundation is calling on Parliament not to adopt the White Paper on the Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection into law. The foundation's call comes after the contentious White Paper, which it has on numerous occasions opposed, was signed in the government gazette yesterday. It aims to overhaul regulations on granting citizenship, immigration and refugee protection. It also gives government the go-ahead to review or withdraw from the […]

todayApril 18, 2024 32

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Govt’s ‘silence and failure’ to deal with drug trade called into question

Civil Rights Movement, Put South Africa First, has slammed government's silence and failure to eradicate drug trafficking in the country. The movement says government's inaction leaves one to wonder whether high-ranking officials are not involved with drug lords who run the streets in local communities. Put South Africa First's remarks come as yet another host of the drug-busting show, 'Sizok'thola' on Moja Love, Xolani Maphanga has found himself on the […]

todayApril 17, 2024 31

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Uber addresses safety concerns for teens with new app features

Amid growing safety concerns in the country due to the high rate of kidnappings and rapes, e-hailing company, Uber, has introduced Uber Teen for parents and guardians on the go. Just last month a driver from Uber's competitor, Bolt, Emmanuel Mudua, was sentenced to two life imprisonment terms, plus an additional 60 years behind bars, for various charges including rape, kidnapping, and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm […]

todayApril 16, 2024 42 1

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“EFF likely to be biggest loser in May polls,” says analyst

With the MK Party set to cause a stir in the upcoming elections, Professor Dirk Kotze, says the party that will be most affected by MK's participation in the hotly contested polls is the EFF. Professor Kotze says considering that over several years the ANC has been losing votes, it has always been a question on which party the voters will supporting between the IFP or EFF and any other […]

todayApril 11, 2024 51

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Zuma speaks of unfinished business as country awaits candidacy ruling

Former president, Jacob Zuma, has told MK Party supporters that he has unfinished business in the Presidency and should be allowed to run as president. Zuma addressed a large group of MK Party supporters who had braved the rainy weather to support his court bid to be included in the ballot box during the upcoming elections following the IEC's decision to disqualify him. The matter was heard in the Electoral […]

todayApril 9, 2024 78 2

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Latoya Temilton | Parents urged to be attentive when filling in school forms

The Teddy Bear Foundation for Abused Children has urged parents to ensure that they pay attention to indemnity forms and are always fully informed on the activities that take place at their children's schools in order to avoid unforeseen incidents from taking place. The foundation's Director, Dr Shaheda Omar, was reacting to the findings on Laerskool Queenswood pupil, Latoya Temilton's death, who drowned while attending a school leadership camp at […]

todayApril 8, 2024 35

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Call for charging of Laerskool Queenswood officials for failure to ensure Latoya’s safety

Independent law firm, Nchupetsang Attorneys, has found possible negligence on the part of Laerskool Queenswood principal and the school's educators. The firm revealed its findings in Johannesburg, three months after it was tasked by the Gauteng Education Department to investigate the circumstances of the drowning of 12-year-old Latoya Temilton. It has recommended that the principal and educators be charged for contravening Section 32(1)(a) of the Children’s Act, which placed a […]

todayApril 4, 2024 61

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KZN shootings | Experts caution against excessive use of force

Criminologist, Guy Lamb, says the fatal shooting of suspects by police, instead of taking them to a court of law to answer for their crime, undermines justice. Lamb was reacting to the recent spate of killings of suspected criminals by KZN police. In the latest incident, police shot dead nine suspects during a shootout in Marianhill. The suspects, who were wanted for various crimes in the province, are also linked […]

todayApril 4, 2024 26

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NPO calls for transparency in distribution of GBVF funds, fears govt is losing battle

Non-profit organisation, #NotInMyName, is calling on government to make public its documents on how the funds it set aside to deal with Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF), through the National Strategic Plan on GBVF, have been utilised since its inception in 2019. The NPO's remarks come as South Africans reel over three separate GBV cases in KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo. In one of the cases, a police constable from Mpumalanga allegedly […]

todayApril 3, 2024 22

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