A magistrate at the Randburg Magistrates Court, Naren Sewnarain, accepted the arguments put forward by Conrad Koch that there exists American-style freedom of speech in South Africa and everyone may insult everyone else in the grossest of manners, as well … Read the rest
A WhatsApp post has led to the investigation of a police officer in the Pretoria dog unit after 12 white colleagues accused him of hate speech and racism.
Provincial police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini confirmed that Sergeant Hendric Mthimunye was … Read the rest
President Jacob Zuma will host his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, in Pretoria this week.
This visit follows a war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza earlier this year. More than 2100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, were killed in Gaza. … Read the rest
Following a dubious campaign to brand Steve Hofmeyr as a “racist” and prohibiting him from performing at the Afrikaans is Groot music concert at the Ned Geref Kerk in Moreleta Park, his enemies have retreated.
The ANC Youth League Greater … Read the rest
The Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court was told of the severe mental changes that the white teenager Thomas Ferreira would have to live with after being knocked over by a “blue light” driver, during the driver’s sentencing proceedings.
“I believe he will … Read the rest
Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) says claims that it had falsely accused two of its white managers of racism, cannot be discussed.
“ATNS is in no position to discuss the merits of internal disciplinary processes – currently under way … Read the rest
Chaos erupted on Sunday afternoon during the Economic Freedom Fighters’ Northern Cape conference, as members armed with bricks, machetes and pangas tore into each other, trashing the venue and leaving a trail of blood.
The conference, which saw EFF members … Read the rest
The Wits Centre for Diversity Studies on Friday expressed concern at the number of racial incidents across South Africa over the past few months.
“South Africa has not entered a post-racial, colour-blind era,” centre director Professor Melissa Steyn said in … Read the rest
The SA Human Rights Commission on Wednesday said it would investigate another toilet segregation allegation at an animal clinic in Louis Trichardt, Limpopo.
“We are not aware of this allegation, but we will look into it,” SAHRC spokesman Isaac Mangena … Read the rest
A 41-year-old man was shot in front of his family during an attempted hijacking in Glen Marais on the East Rand, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.
Wimpie Gadney was shot in the chest and died on arrival in hospital, said … Read the rest
President Ian Khama’s bid to appoint his brother, Tshekedi Khama, as deputy-president has been thwarted as Botswana’s government says it will accept a court ruling to counter the move.
Khama, re-elected for a second term last month, wanted lawmakers to … Read the rest
The white man who allegedly attacked a gardener with a sjambok in Claremont may be a local dentist, according to threats he levelled at his victim early on Sunday.
Gardener Muhammed Makungwa claims to have been late for work in … Read the rest
The Economic Freedom Fighters’ land-grab policy kicked off in Pretoria yesterday when local party leaders led an invasion of council-owned land earmarked for low-cost housing.
The executive committee of the party’s Nellmapius ward 86 delivered local people to “Malemaville” but … Read the rest
Wholesale vandalism has seen an entire abandoned Port Elizabeth school simply vanish into thin air – stripped of everything but its concrete floor and support beams in under two months.
Using wheelbarrows, cars, vans and even their heads to transport … Read the rest