Seven arrested in 255 million rand SA audit scandal

The Hawks have arrested six of seven people allegedly involved in the 255-million rand Free State audit scandal. News24 reports that the suspects were arrested this morning by a multi-disciplinary team in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, and the Free State. The arrests come...

Namibia to ratify continental medicines agency treaty

The National Assembly will this week be expected to discuss and ratify an agreement to establish a continental medicines regulatory authority in Namibia. The Namibian newspaper reports that the agency, which is to be known as the African Medicines Agency is aimed at...

Cold front looms for Cape provinces

The South African Weather Service has warned of an intense cold front that is expected to make landfall in the Cape provinces tonight and continue until Friday, 2 October. The public and small stock farmers have been told to expect snowfall, strong winds, heavy rain,...

Merkel accuses China of ‘cruel treatment’ of minorities

German Chancellor Angela Merkel today accused China of poor and cruel treatment of minorities and underlined deep concerns over the crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong. The AFP reports that in a speech at the Bundestag a day before an EU summit, Merkel vowed to bring up...

Chris Hani’s killer expected to apply for parole

Chris Hani’s killer Janusz Walus is set to file an application in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria next month. He wants to be released on parole and serve the rest of his sentence in Poland. He was sentenced to life for killing Hani in Boksburg in 1993....