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Lesufi urges NPA to appeal against 'sunflower' murder acquittal

Lesufi urges NPA to appeal against 'sunflower' murder acquittal

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Sunday expressed anger that the Supreme Court of Appeal had overturned the conviction and sentence of two farmers who were convicted of killing a teenager in a high-profile case in Coligny, in the North West.

Discovery of mutilated body of three-year-old KZN boy last seen with his father

The mutilated body of a three-year-old boy was found in Thembalihle in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal, on Friday.

France must review Covid-19 crowd limits on church attendance

France's State Council, the country's highest court, on Sunday ordered the government to review a law limiting the number of people in churches during religious services to 30.

Allies of Burkina Faso's Kabore retain control of parliament

The ruling coalition of Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore, who was re-elected to a second term last week, has retained its majority in parliament, the electoral commission said on Sunday.

Darth Vader actor David Prowse dies aged 85

David Prowse, the English actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films, has died aged 85, his management company said on Sunday.

Cheating pupils, leaked papers among Gauteng matric exam challenges

The Gauteng education department has had its fair share of challenges when it comes to the National Senior Certificate matric examinations. Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, while updating the media on the online placement of grade 1 and grade 8 pupils, said  two candidates were found with cellphones and another three with crib notes while the exam was in session, and one even tried to use his mask to cheat.

Buy black initiative hopes to raise R7bn

Supporting black businesses by buying their products during a Buy Black Week could result in more than R7bn being circulated in black communities.

UK concerned over Iran situation, awaiting full facts on scientist killing

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday he was concerned about the situation in Iran and wider region after the killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist.

South Korea bans year-end parties, some music lessons, as virus spikes again

South Korean authorities announced a ban on year-end parties and some music lessons on Sunday and said public saunas and some cafes must also close after coronavirus infections surged at their fastest pace since the early days of the pandemic.

Ethiopian military operation in Tigray is complete, prime minister says

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Saturday that military operations in the restive region of Tigray are complete and federal troops control the regional capital, a major development in a three-week-old war that has shaken the Horn of Africa.

Singaporean gives birth to baby with COVID-19 antibodies - report

A Singaporean woman, who was infected with the novel coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, has given birth to a baby with antibodies against the virus, offering a new clue as to whether the infection can be transferred from mother to child.

Fists and pig guts fly in Taiwan parliament debate on US pork

Legislators from Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party threw pig guts and exchanged punches with other lawmakers in parliament on Friday as they tried to stop the premier taking questions, in a bitter dispute over easing US pork imports.

Thuli Madonsela on paying it forward: Without the help of strangers, my education would've ended at grade 10

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela has defended her decision to help raise funds for students struggling to pay their way through university, saying she is simply paying forward assistance she received while in school.

TikTok launches tool to help small businesses survive Covid-19

TikTok wants to help small businesses retain customers and attract new ones.

Company takes on 'fearmongering' Reserve Bank over warning not to pay via instant EFT

The CEO of a digital payments company has taken issue with the SA Reserve Bank’s warning to consumers not to pay online retailers via instant EFT.

Call for sex offender list to be made public

“I will not be next”, “We’re done being afraid” and “Femicide is the real pandemic” were some of the many banners on display on Saturday morning during a protest against gender-based violence (GBV) outside parliament in Cape Town.

EU tech ban seen putting children worldwide at risk of online sex abuse

Online child sexual abuse could become harder to detect due to privacy protections set to take effect in the European Union next month - putting millions of children at increased risk worldwide.

KZN man gets life sentence for killing cousin for his RAF windfall

Xolani Mchunu, 41, kidnapped and killed his cousin Lerato Malembe, 35, after Malembe received 'huge sums of money' from the Road Accident Fund

Ugandan presidential hopeful Wine says hotels in a town refuse to host him

Ugandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine said on Friday that security forces had ordered hotels in a town where he was campaigning to deny him admission.

'Killer dad' sentenced to life for baby's 'ritual' killing

Ivan Mahlangu, the man dubbed 'the Killer dad', has been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his three month old daughter.

Mozambique unaware of Exxon, Total talks on LNG resource-sharing deal

Mozambique's National Petroleum Institute said on Friday it had not yet been notified of any intention by ExxonMobil and Total to renegotiate a resource-sharing agreement for their massive LNG projects in the country.

Eight dead after cyclone hits Somalia's Puntland, spead of locusts feared

A cyclone that hit parts of Somalia this week killed eight people and displaced thousands, flooded farmlands and could worsen a locust plague, an official and United Nations agencies said.

Truck talks continue as troops march in to stem highway violence

Crisis talks about trucking violence were continuing on Saturday after police minister Bheki Cele said soldiers would patrol roads targeted by saboteurs.

Dudu Myeni makes cash payment 'in R200 notes'

Outa said on Friday that former SAA board chair Dudu Myeni had paid R118,291.94 - some of it in cash - for legal fees in its delinquent director case against her.

Judge lashes magistrate who locked up defence lawyer for 'disrespect'

A lawyer who arrived at court to defend her client was locked up after refusing a magistrate's instructions that she should represent another man being sentenced for assault.

'This is rubbish': Jessie Duarte on slate putting her forward as SG

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte has dismissed a recently released 2022 elective slate putting her forward as secretary-general as “rubbish”.

High court grants order stopping Gupta-linked businessman from dispersing assets worth R232m

The National Prosecuting Authority’s Investigative Directorate has obtained a restraint order against Gupta-linked businessman Kubentheran Moodley preventing him from dissipating assets worth R232m.

Recount in Wisconsin county demanded by Trump increases Biden's margin

A recount in Wisconsin's largest county demanded by Republican President Donald Trump's election campaign ended Friday with Democratic President-elect Joe Biden gaining votes.

Supreme Court overturns convictions of two farmers in Coligny 'sunflower' murder

The Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday overturned the conviction and sentence of two North West farmers who were convicted of killing a teenager in a high-profile case in Coligny, in the North West.
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