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ActionSA has now turned to the Supreme Court in a bid to unseat the Tshwanese House of Representatives Speaker Mnsidy Ndzwana

After two failed attempts in the past three months to impeach Tshwane Assembly Speaker Mnsidi Ndzwana through motions of no confidence, Action SA has approached Gauteng Division of the Supreme Court’s Pretoria. In recent papers, the party said Ndzwana, of the African Transformation Movement (ATM), had abused his powers by illegally preventing the council from … Read more

‘Station Strangler’ Norman Simons released on parole for life sparks outrage among some Mitchells Plain residents

On Thursday July 20th, Norman is better Simmons has been released from prison on parole and will serve out his sentence in Cape Town rather than Tavelsig, Mitchells Plain, where he lived before being sentenced in 1995. After his arrest on April 13, 1994, Simmons was jailed for life for the kidnapping and murder of … Read more

Big Tech and the Press – Principles of Fair Compensation

Preamble These principles are intended to help design, implement and evaluate public policy mechanisms that require digital platforms and news publishers to engage with each other to develop fair economic terms. The Principles recognize freedom of expression as a basic human right that underpins democracy and support public interest journalism as a public good that … Read more

Western Cape MEC is committed to progressively enhancing safety and security measures in schools

The Western Cape Government has committed to securely fencing 30 schools annually for five years – a total of 150 schools over this period. This forms part of the FY 2023/24 budget for FY 2023/24 of R71.6 million To enhance safety and security in schools amid a decline in school safety, Western Cape Education Minister … Read more

SAPS faces mounting accusations of failing to guard ex-cops ‘under threat’

A disturbing paradox sometimes occurs in front of court buildings, especially in Cape Town – those of organized crime suspects arriving for cases with several privately appointed, or self-described, guards, while police detectives may have a smaller constable protection detail. This suggests an imbalance, with criminals having more security reserves at their disposal than those … Read more

The Johannesburg explosion represents a national crisis and an imperative for change

I don’t know what caused the explosion that ripped through Lilian Ngoyi Street in Johannesburg last week. At the time of this writing, the authorities didn’t know either. The most watched video of the explosion showed a man who nearly smashed a minibus taxi mid-air and almost fell on him. Enoch Michael, from Malawi, was … Read more

Mandela’s global reach made him the ultimate symbol of individual soft power

In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed July 18 as “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of Madiba’s contribution to peace and freedom around the world as well as his dedication to humanity in the areas of promoting human rights, reconciliation and conflict resolution, race relations, and social justice. Celebrating this year, UN Secretary-General … Read more

The city of Joburg confirms that the gas caused a deadly explosion, but I can’t say from where

On Friday evening, after 60 hours of speculation about the cause of the explosion in the Johannesburg CBD on Wednesday, city officials revealed the cause of the explosion – gas. During a technical briefing, Johan La Grange, a civil engineer contracted by the city, said, “The reason is the gas, the reason is the gas.” … Read more