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The Metro Police in Cape Town has increased its patrols and search and seizure operations following the latest reign of gang terror that has terrified communities on the Cape Flats.  In recent weeks gang violence has prevented communities from doing their daily duties, this comes after alleged gang boss and underworld figure Jerome "donkie" Booysen was shot and injured in an attack close to his home.  Metro Police Chief Wayne Le Roux says that the operations will continue and he urges communities to alert authorities on any illegal activity.

ASYLUM SEEKERS WIN $53 MILLION

14 June 2017
ASYLUM SEEKERS WIN $53 MILLION

Nearly 2 000 asylum seekers held in a remote detention Centre in Papua New Guinea for more than two years will receive A$70 million ($53 million) in compensation after the Australian government agreed to settle their court case. The camp is one of t...

SAUDI READY TO PROVIDE AID TO QATAR

14 June 2017
SAUDI READY TO PROVIDE AID TO QATAR

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel al-JUBEIR says his country was ready to provide food and medical aid to Qatar if needed. Al-Jubeir’s remarks come a week after Riyadh and other Arab capitals cut ties with their Gulf neighbour accusing it of des...

CLOSURE OF SAUDI-QATAR BORDER DIVIDES FAMILIES

14 June 2017
CLOSURE OF SAUDI-QATAR BORDER DIVIDES FAMILIES

Qatari Authorities say the closure of Qatar’s normally bustling land border with Saudi Arabia is affecting citizens of both countries. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar a week ago...

IRAQI ARMY CAPTURES DISTRICT NEAR MOSUL

14 June 2017
IRAQI ARMY CAPTURES DISTRICT NEAR MOSUL

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have evacuated civilians from the Zanjili district in western Mosul amid fierce fighting. The Iraqi forces are engaged in battles with Islamic State fighters holed upon in Mosul’s Old City. With the capture of Zanjili distri...

RESIDENTS DESCRIBE LONDON BUILDING FIRE

14 June 2017
RESIDENTS DESCRIBE LONDON BUILDING FIRE

Firefighters are battling to put out a freak fire that broke out just after last night on the second floor of a block of flats in West London. Authoirities have blamed an electrical fault for the blaze that has left one person dead and injured a num...

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY UNDER SPOTLIGHT

14 June 2017
PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY UNDER SPOTLIGHT

South Africa’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into three drug companies accused of over-charging for cancer medicines, the agency’s chief said on Tuesday. Tembinkosi Bonakele, head of the Competition Commission, said the agency w...

SAIF-AL-ISLAM GADDAFI FREED AFTER 6 YEARS

12 June 2017
 SAIF-AL-ISLAM GADDAFI FREED AFTER 6 YEARS

  The son of deposed Libyan Leader Colonel Muammar GADDAFI has been released by the Abubaker Sadiq Brigade which was holding him in the western town of Zintan since 2011. Saif Islam Gaddafi was released under an amnesty law passed by the p...

QATAR TURNS TO NEW FOOD SUPPLIERS

12 June 2017
 QATAR TURNS TO NEW FOOD SUPPLIERS

  Qatar’s food producers are turning to new importers to fill the gap left as a result of the ongoing diplomatic spat with its neighbours, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. The Saudi-led isolation of Qatar has choked...

RESCUE OF CIVILIANS A MAJOR PROBLEM IN MOSUL

12 June 2017
 RESCUE OF CIVILIANS A MAJOR PROBLEM IN MOSUL

  While the Iraqi armed forces have achieved significant progress to narrow the siege on the old city of Mosul after months of fighting the biggest challenge has remained the rescue of civilians. According to the Iraqi military, the army has li...

U.S.TO LOSE CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERSHIP

12 June 2017
U.S.TO LOSE CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERSHIP

  Europe, China, and India are likely to take the lead in the fight against climate change together with U.S. cities, states and the private sector, this according to the UN and WWF speaking on the side lines of the G-7 Environment Ministers me...

GUPTA LEAKS

12 June 2017
GUPTA LEAKS

  Cabinet has responded to the so called Gupta Leaks by once again saying that people are innocent until proven guilty. Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo also re-iterated that the government is committed to good governance and will play the...

KNYSNA WILD FIRES

12 June 2017
KNYSNA WILD FIRES

  Knysna residents are counting the costs after deadly wildfires devastated the region. The death toll has now hit seven with the death of a woman who passed away in a Cape Town Hospital. Her three-year-old daughter also died last week. A famil...

DIPLOMATIC CUT OFF TRIGGERS BUYING SPREE

06 June 2017
  DIPLOMATIC CUT OFF TRIGGERS BUYING SPREE

Shoppers in Qatar packed supermarkets in fear that the country, which relies heavily on imports, will face supply shortages after several of its neighbouring countries announced to cut off diplomatic ties on Monday. Arab nations including Saudi Arab...

LIBERATION OF MOSUL ON COURSE

06 June 2017
 LIBERATION OF MOSUL ON COURSE

Iraqi forces remain optimistic that the liberation of Mosul from the Islamic State remains on course and will be completed in a matter of weeks. The announcement follows yet another bloody clash with Islamic State fighters in the southern part of Mo...

IATA AGAINST LAPTOP BAN ON FLIGHTS

06 June 2017
 IATA AGAINST LAPTOP BAN ON FLIGHTS

Security was high on the agenda at the General meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Cancun with the global aviation body advocating against a ban on the use of laptops on board planes. The U.S. government in March imposed...

ZIMBABWE CALLS FOR END OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS

06 June 2017
  ZIMBABWE CALLS FOR END OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called on the United Nations to help end the sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by western governments in 2001 for alleged human rights abuses and vote rigging. Mugabe is in New York to attend the United Nations con...

GIGABA PRAISES SAA AND OTHER PARASTATALS

06 June 2017
  GIGABA PRAISES SAA AND OTHER PARASTATALS

Finance minister Malusi Gigaba has defended the performance of state-owned enterprises saying they create jobs and improve the SA economy. Despite the fact other airlines operate in South Africa‚ Gigaba said without South African Airways‚ tourists a...

BIG PLAYERS BATTER TOWNSHIP TRADERS

06 June 2017
BIG PLAYERS BATTER TOWNSHIP TRADERS

The Competition Commission in the grocery retail market inquiry has heard how bigger retailers who venture into townships leave little room for smaller independent retailers to grow. The big four retail companies, namely Shoprite/Checkers, Pick n Pa...

RAMADAN AROUND THE GLOBE

05 June 2017
 RAMADAN AROUND THE GLOBE

As we continue to bring you stories about Ramadhaan from around the world, today we look at some of the struggles refugees in Europe suffer as well as some clips from China and Bangladesh. This report courtesy of Reuters.

PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD

05 June 2017
 PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD

As the fallout of the United States withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord continues, some State governors and city mayors were quick to claim the mantle of U.S. leadership. The officials said they collectively could show the international communi...

UN STILL HOPES U.S. WILL INVEST IN GREEN ECONOMY

05 June 2017
 UN STILL HOPES U.S. WILL INVEST IN GREEN ECONOMY

The United Nations Secretary General Antonnio Guterres has appealed to other governments of the world to “stay the course” and remain committed to the climate change deal as U.S. President withdraws from the climate change deal. Guterres said he was...

LONDON ATTACK

05 June 2017
LONDON ATTACK

Londoners have vowed to carry on with lives and not be beaten by terrorist attacks. While people were still recovering from the grief of Manchester Arena blast that happened two weeks ago, another round of gruesome attacks on London Bridge and in th...

FOUR ARAB NATIONS CUT TIES WITH QATAR

05 June 2017
FOUR ARAB NATIONS CUT TIES WITH QATAR

Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations have severed diplomatic and transport ties with the Gulf state of Qatar, claiming Doha’s regional policies fuel extremism and terrorism. The synchronised attempt to isolate Qatar also includes Egypt, the Uni...

#GUPTALEAKS

05 June 2017
#GUPTALEAKS

The African National Congress said it was gravely concerned by the so called Gupta Leaks, a set of documents that allege influence-peddling by friends of President Jacob Zuma, deepening a split in the country's ruling party over its leader. Accordin...