Vietnam jails teacher for 11 years over Facebook posts-2019

Vietnam jails teacher for 11 years over Facebook posts-2019

A court in Vietnam has jailed a music teacher for 11 years for a series of posts on Facebook that the government said were "anti-state".Nguyen Nang Tinh, 43, was accused of "making and spreading anti-state information and materials" at a one-day trial on Friday at the People's Court in the northern-central province of Nghe An,…
ANC kept us in the dark about SAA job cuts, says Cosatu-2019

ANC kept us in the dark about SAA job cuts, says Cosatu-2019

As the tripartite alliance finally moves forward from tensions over being kept in the dark regarding Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's economic document, Cosatu is now crying foul that the ANC had failed to communicate the impending retrenchments at SAA.On Tuesday, Cosatu's affiliate union, the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union, applied for an urgent…
WATCH | Beast ‘arm wrestles’ Whitey Basson as Boks braai with Johann Rupert and friends-2019

WATCH | Beast ‘arm wrestles’ Whitey Basson as Boks braai with Johann Rupert and...

Former Shoprite executive and billionaire Whitey Basson got a taste of the strength of Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira as the two arm wrestled at a braai celebrating the 2019 Rugby World Cup champions, hosted by Richemont chairperson Johann Rupert on his farm L'Ormarins near Franschhoek on Saturday. In a video Rupert posted on Twitter, Mtawarira and Basson…
Mkhwebane lays down the gauntlet: ‘Ramaphosa’s conduct in Bosasa donation scandal is ‘constitutionally questionable’-2019

Mkhwebane lays down the gauntlet: ‘Ramaphosa’s conduct in Bosasa donation scandal is ‘constitutionally questionable’-2019

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of "constitutionally questionable conduct" not befitting a head of state, in a scathing answering affidavit filed in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.Mkhwebane's affidavit is in response to Ramaphosa's review application in which he wants the court to overturn her CR17 report into his ANC…
SA Revenue Service dismisses top legal officer following disciplinary hearing-2019

SA Revenue Service dismisses top legal officer following disciplinary hearing-2019

The SA Revenue Service announced on Friday that is has dismissed Refiloe Mokoena, its Chief Officer: Legal Counsel, following a disciplinary hearing.The disciplinary hearing was chaired by a senior counsel from the Johannesburg Bar.  SARS, in a short note, said that it had accepted the chairperson's recommendation of immediate dismissal. Mokoena's services were terminated on…
North Korea calls Biden ‘rabid dog’ that ‘must be beaten to death’-2019

North Korea calls Biden ‘rabid dog’ that ‘must be beaten to death’-2019

North Korea has launched a visceral diatribe against US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, calling the former vice-president a "rabid dog" - while also borrowing the terminology of Donald Trump.Pyongyang is renowned for its vitriol, but the verbal deluge was unusually ferocious even by its own standards.Biden "had the temerity to dare slander the dignity…
Refugees, police officers injured in battle to clear UNHCR offices in Pretoria-2019

Refugees, police officers injured in battle to clear UNHCR offices in Pretoria-2019

The police were met with violent resistance on Friday morning as they removed hundreds of refugees from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria.They arrived in numbers and slowly moved through the property, with some carrying shields while the arresting officers were behind them. Many refugees resisted arrest and fought back, bashing against…
England’s Anderson could be back for SA tour-2019

England’s Anderson could be back for SA tour-2019

James Anderson (Getty Images) London - England pace bowler James Anderson has revealed he is "progressing nicely" as he steps up his return from a calf injury.Anderson only bowled four overs in the first Ashes Test against Australia earlier this year before suffering the injury.England's all-time leading wicket-taker missed the rest of the Ashes and…
Uyinene Mrwetyana’s family shares grief after her killer is sentenced to life: ‘We don’t have any sympathy for him’-2019

Uyinene Mrwetyana’s family shares grief after her killer is sentenced to life: ‘We don’t...

The family of slain student Uyinene Mrwetyana on Friday welcomed the three life terms handed down to her rapist and killer Luyanda Botha, saying they did not believe his confession meant he was remorseful.Her uncle Vuyani Mrwetyana said outside the Western Cape High Court that Botha only confessed and pointed out where he raped and…
Malema in Twitter row with ‘bloody cowards’ over Nigerian artist Burna Boy: ‘We will protect him’-2019

Malema in Twitter row with ‘bloody cowards’ over Nigerian artist Burna Boy: ‘We will...

EFF leader Julius Malema has proclaimed his support for Burna Boy following major public outrage against having the Nigerian artist perform shortly after his announcement to boycott the country."There's no mascot that can stop him from performing, he's one of our own and we will protect him," Malema tweeted on Friday."South Africa is a home…