South Africa News

Sanef Concerned ❓ After Huffpost SA 🇿🇦 Announces Closure 🔉

The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) says its concerned over by the direction the South African media industry appears to be heading, with another publication announcing its closure this week.

The Huffington Post in South Africa has announced it will be shutting down after just 18 months in operation …

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Zwelihle Protesters ✊🏼 Give Bheki Cele a Cold Shoulder 😒

It's been a somewhat cold reception for Police Minister Bheki Cele in Hermanus on Friday afternoon. Some Zwelihle residents aren’t happy with Cele’s no-nonsense approach to dealing with unrest in the area.

Sporadic protests over land and housing in Zwelihle over the past few months escalated into destruction …

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SA 🇿🇦 Jewish Board of Deputies Withdraws Hate Speech Charges 📥

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has withdrawn a case against two men accused of hate speech after meeting with them.

Charges were recently laid against Tameez Seedat and Muhammad Hattia in response to threatening and anti-Semitic comments they made in a WhatsApp group, Sneakerheads.

But following a …

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Eskom Fires 😠 Whistleblower Suzanne Daniels Again❗

Eskom has summarily dismissed its suspended head of legal and compliance Suzanne Daniels.

The power utility's board and management suspended Daniels in March.

She was facing four charges, including misconduct, distribution of confidential information, and her involvement in the McKinsey and Trillian transactions.

Last year, she testified before the Public …

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Somalia conflict: One US soldier killed, four wounded in firefight

A US special forces soldier has been killed in an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia, officials say. Four other US soldiers and a Somali soldier were wounded in what appears to have been an ambush north of the port of Kismayo, US defence officials added. The American …

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⚖Jean-Pierre Bemba: 🇨🇩Congo Warlord's Conviction🔄 Overturned

Democratic Republic of Congo warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba has successfully overturned his landmark conviction.

Bemba, a former vice-president of DR Congo, was found guilty of war crimes committed in the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002-2003 by the International Criminal Court.

He was accused of failing to stop his rebels …

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UN sanctions top people smugglers in Libya in global first

The UN Security Council has imposed sanctions on six leaders of human trafficking networks operating in Libya - the first time traffickers have been put on an international sanctions list. The blacklisted six are four Libyans, including the head of a regional coast guard unit, and two Eritrean nationals.

Smugglers have …

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Ethiopia 🇪🇹 'Accepts Peace Deal' 👍 to End Eritrea Border War

Ethiopia's governing coalition has announced it will fully accept and implement the peace deal that ended its border war with Eritrea.

It says it will accept the outcome of a 2002 border commission ruling, which awarded disputed territories, including the town of Badme, to Eritrea.

This will end a dispute …

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Moerane Commission Report 📁on KZN Killings 😱 to Be Released Soon

The Moerane Commission report on political killings in KwaZulu-Natal will be released within days, the commission and premier's office have said.

"The Moerane Commission report will be received on June 13. The commission finalised its work at the end of May," Thami Ngidi, the spokesperson for Premier Willies Mchunu, told …

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