May 23, 2017

Free State hails selfless Kathrada


… Says Uncle Kathy and his comrades’ struggle for a truly non-racist, democratic and prosperous South Africa was not in vain The Free State government this week joined the rest of South Africa and progressive forces around Africa and the world in mourning the death of anti-apartheid struggle hero Ahmed Kathrada, whose work against racism it said was a good fight not fought in vain. A veteran of the South African liberation struggle, long-serving political prisoner on Robben Island and Pollsmoor Maximum Prison, Kathrada died on Tuesday at the Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg after a short period of…

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SA to appear before ICC over Sudan’s al Bashir


Al Bashir is the first sitting president to be wanted by the ICC, and the first person to be charged by the ICC for the crime of genocide South Africa is expected to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) next Friday to account for failing to arrest President Omar al Bashir, when he attended an African Union Summit in South Africa in June 2015. The president of Sudan is wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity, genocide, war crimes and murder – among other serious crimes committed in Darfur. The ICC has issued two warrants of arrest for…

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Hlasela put into high gear


Says Premier Magashule promising the provincial government’s special service delivery model will bring essential services to more people … Premier Ace Magashule says his government is convinced its Operation Hlasela service delivery model has yielded results and will be intensifying the initiative to bring essential services to all residents of the Free State. Magashule was speaking during debate in the provincial legislature on Thursday afternoon on the budget vote for the department of the premier. “In the implementation of the legacy of (ANC) President OR Tambo, we will continue to use our Operation Hlasela Service Delivery Model to meet the…

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