South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute last year over a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
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Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says his department will have to review the financial support it’s giving to Wits student leader Mcebo Dlamini after he was arrested for his involvement in #FeesMustFall protests.
Lesufi revealed this week that the Gauteng … Read the rest
To meet a growing world population, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said America needs to stop wasting food, and people need to cut back on the amount of food on their plates.
Speaking at the National Press Club, the former Iowa … Read the rest
Wits University says it is aware of a voice note doing the rounds on social media claiming that at least one white student will need to be killed to get Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib’s attention.
In the audio a black woman … Read the rest
For 16 years, the McKinnons endured the worst of Zimbabwe’s land invasions. On their farm near Harare, they survived kidnapping, torture, imprisonment, eviction attempts and criminal accusations.
It all came to an end when Africans dragged their furniture from their … Read the rest
A second-year Port Elizabeth university student was raped‚ beaten with a pole and left for dead in bushes near Schoenmakerskop in an incident that bears chilling similarities to the brutal kidnap‚ rape and attempted murder of Alison Botha 22 years … Read the rest
Police in the Eastern Cape have arrested seven suspects linked with the violent murders of 22 people during ongoing taxi violence in Libode, Mthatha and Port St Johns in the Transkei.
A spokesman for the police, Mzukisi Fatyela said the … Read the rest
As a desperately tight window for the resumption of lectures at universities around the country starts to close, demonstraters at the centre of the fees revolt are planning guerrilla-style protest tactics to disrupt lectures this week.
At Wits University, where … Read the rest
THE cost of destruction to property as a result of black student unrest has reached R600m‚ Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said thsi week.
The first casualty of the most recent fees unrest, a black employee at Wits … Read the rest
A white paramedic was stabbed and assaulted by a black attacker on Saturday evening when they stopped at an accident to help in Pietermaritzburg.
“Shortly after 6pm on Saturday evening, paramedics from ER24 came across a motor vehicle collision on … Read the rest
A renowned British historian who for nearly 20 years regaled audiences in South Africa with tales of the Anglo-Zulu war has died after a savage beating by black armed robbers.
Robert Gerrard (photo) suffered serious brain injuries, a shattered pelvis … Read the rest
Black students at NMMU and Wits University have harassed and threatened journalists covering their protests over the last two days.
Photographer Kim Ludbrook commented on Facebook that students should stop telling reporters to “fuck off”, to stop recording their protests, … Read the rest
Land forcibly taken from white owners by Robert Mugabe, were given to Chinese farmers in Zimabawe. White farmers are still waiting for compensation.
The move comes at a time when Chinese nationals have almost full control of mining and construction … Read the rest
Fearing a black backlash, Wits rioters who have been arrested after clashing with police will be released on a warning before the end of the day the university confirmed.
The white prof Robert Sherman meanwhile, in a panicked state, has … Read the rest