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Lesotho group petitions Queen Elizabeth to get back SA land

A group from Lesotho, which calls itself the ‘Basotho Petitioners’, has petitioned Britain’s Queen Elizabeth to demand the return to land in South Africa. They claim the land is “rightfully” theirs. The group’s co-ordinator Mpho Serobanyane, said the petition was handed

Ramaphosa declares Special Official Funeral for Billy Modise

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a Special Official Funeral for Ambassador Billy Modise who died on Wednesday at the age of 87. The Inter-Ministerial Committee on State Funerals, led by Minister in the Presidency Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, met on Friday

Tshepisong serial rapist sentenced to 15 life terms

“A beast” and “evil” were the words that the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg used when it sentenced a 32-year-old serial rapist to 15 life terms, plus 105 years behind bars. Kito Christopher Malumbele was convicted of 52 counts, including

UCT dinner for people of colour only, organisers remain unapologetic

The organisers of a supper, planned for the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Decolonial Winter School (DWS), which invited “POC only” (people of colour), are unapologetic about their stance, despite social media backlash. UCT’s DWS is a programme scheduled for June

The man bringing X-Ray technology to townships and bettering people’s lives

It took a tumble while playing with friends in primary school to change the course of his life – and improve the lives of thousands of people. Xolisa Menemene broke his arm and had to endure a long taxi ride from

23-year-old man dies after turning an officer

A 23-year-old man died after he shot himself in the head at Protea Glen police station in Johannesburg on Friday. Police spokesperson Captain Hector Netshivhodza said the man was a psychiatric patient, who had been chased into the police station by

‘2019 is coming, and you’re going to lose’, angry Cape Town backyarders tell minister

“2019 is coming, and you are going to lose!” an angry backyard dweller shouted at Human Settlements Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo during a meeting over housing shortages in Gugulethu on Friday. Mfeketo was welcomed at the Cape Town suburb’s sports centre by

Anti-gay comments: George mayor appears before DA disciplinary hearing

The mayor of George is undergoing a disciplinary process after being charged with bringing the DA into disrepute by saying the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus is against his religious principles, said the party’s provincial leader Bongani Madikizela. “The mayor is busy

WATCH: Protesting residents vandalise hall in Khayelitsha

22 June, 10:43 AM Khayelitsha residents took to the streets to express their frustration over a lack of basic services and poor living conditions this week. Protesters vandalised the OR Tambo Hall and burned tyres along Mew Way. The residents were

Stellenbosch University Law Clinic fights tampon tax

The Stellenbosch University (SU) Law Clinic has joined the fight to topple tampon tax and has made a written submission to National Treasury to include feminine hygiene products on the list of zero-rated VAT items. The clinic conducted research on tampon