Human rights

Brakpan taxi shooting

Six of the eight men arrested on Wednesday over a deadly taxi-related shooting in Brakpan are security officers contracted to Ingonyama VIP Security in KwaZulu-Natal.

This was revealed on Thursday by the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA)‚ which said these officers were registered with the authority.

Boksburg cash-in-transit heist

News24 has reliably learnt that one of the seven men arrested after the cash-in-transit heist in Boksburg, in the East Rand is a police officer. 

"It's confirmed he is a cop," a reliable police source told News24 on Thursday evening.

The officer, whose identity is known to News24, cannot be named until he has been officially charged. He was apparently part of a sector team in Sundra, Mpumalanga. 

10 Ways to Raise Awareness for Child Protection Month

The month of May is child protection month in South Africa and this year child protection week is celebrated from 28 May to 4 June 2018. Valcare members, KIN Culture and KiBWE have also successfully registered the very first World Foster Day that will be celebrated on 31 May 2018.

Here are 10 ways of  how your organisation, church or business can celebrate the value of children and create awareness for child protection during May:

Five new suspected Ebola cases reported in DRC

A hospital director says there are five new suspected cases of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo's northwestern town of Bikoro, where an outbreak of the often deadly hemorrhagic fever was declared this week.

Dr Serge Ngalebato, Bikoro Hospital director, tells The Associated Press that two nurses who were in contact with patients are among the five suspected cases.

Already two Ebola cases have been confirmed in the region.

32 years in prison for Karabo Mokoena's murderer

Convicted murderer Sandile Mantsoe has been sentenced to a cumulative 32 years in prison after murdering his ex-girlfriend Karabo Mokoena.

There were audible gasps in South Gauteng High Court on Thursday as acting judge Peet Johnson described Mantsoe as the devil in disguise.

To read the article titled, "Sandile Mantsoe found guilty of Karabo Mokoena's murder" click here

IAAF rules 'dehumanising' says SA Parliament

Unjust‚ sexist and dehumanising. That is how Parliament’s presiding officers on Sunday described regulations passed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that will “stifle” Caster Semenya’s reign as a champion athlete.

Semenya is the reigning world and Olympic 800m champion.

Top international athletes have rallied to Semenya’s cause against the new rules to compel women athletes with high levels of naturally occurring testosterone to take medication to reduce them‚ the Sunday Times reported.

Bus strike: Negotiations still on the table

The national bus strike could soon end as unions and employers are going back to the negotiation table.

Zanele Sabela‚ a spokesperson for the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu)‚ said after the unions met early this week‚ they decided to invite employers for another round of wage negotiations.

To read the article titled, "Bus strike: unions and employers to go back to the negotiation table" click here

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