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SAFA condemns xenophobic attacks in SA

JOHANNESBURG, February 25 (ANA) – The SA Football Association (SAFA) condemned the recent outbreak of Xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa. SAFA released the following statement on the matter: “As SAFA, we work with every single country on the African continent and we have consistently pursued the path of cooperation and solidarity with […]

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Mexico is not a migrant “waiting room” for US, interior minister says

Mexico City (dpa) – Mexico will not accept undocumented immigrants from other countries whom the United States plans to deport, Mexico’s interior minister said Friday. “We can receive only those who ask for refuge in Mexico,” Interior  Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said in an interview with Radio Formula. “We can’t be a waiting room for those who […]

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Presidency announces no suspension of Jiba and Mrwebi until finalisation of leave process

President Jacob Zuma has decided not to suspend or institute an inquiry into the fitness of National Prosecuting Authority Advocates Lawrence Mrwebi and Nomgcobo Jiba to hold office pending the finalisation of the legal procedures, the Presidency said on Friday. “This follows the decision of the North Gauteng High Court granting the two prosecutors leave […]

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Students march in Durban to demand release of Fees Must Fall student

Around 200 students marched through central Durban on Friday to demand the release of Bonginkosi Khanyile, a final year student from the Durban University of Technology who has been in jail for 5 months for charges related t illegal gathering and incitement of violence. Philani Gazuzu Nduli, spokesperson of the Free Bonginkosi Khanyile organising committee in KZN […]

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Health minister says Esidimeni tragedy was ‘moment of madness’ in Provincial Health Department

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told Parliament on Thursday that the unfolding tragedy resulting from the transfer of mentally ill patients from Life Esidimeni to unlicensed NGOs was “a moment of madness” that was not driven by a lack of funds. Since the transfer more than 100 mentally ill patients have died from, among other conditions, […]