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Laurent Gbagbo charged with crimes against humanity

The ICC has charged ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo with four counts of crimes against humanity, adding that his opponents may be similarly charged.

‘Last-ditch’ UN climate talks kick off at COP17 in Durban

UN talks to save the Kyoto Protocol begin today in Durban, aimed at cutting emissions blamed for rising sea levels, intense storms and crop failures.

Protesters to rally worldwide against greedy rich

Protesters worldwide geared up for a cry of rage against bankers, financiers and politicians they accuse of condemning millions to poverty.

SA recognises NTC as Libya’s legitimate leaders

South Africa has joined the AU in recognising the National Transitional Council as Libya's government, saying the NTC had addressed its main concerns.

Zuma faces another family scandal

President Jacob Zuma's second wife Nompumelelo Ntuli has a 13-year-old son with South African actor Joe Mafela.

‘We voted ANC but it seems we are forgotten’

SA police fired rubber bullets and water cannons on Tuesday to quell protests in Orange Farm near Johannesburg in which one policeman was shot.

Subpoenas slammed after World Cup storm has declined to reveal how it will respond to subpoenas after airing interviews with criminals planning to target the World Cup.

Sale of 2010 Cup tickets to be simplified

The 2010 Cup organising committee confirmed on Monday that moves are afoot to change the way tickets are sold in order to accommodate local fans.

Serbian team says Benoni hotel a ‘decrepit dump’

The hotel offered to the Serbian team for the Soccer World Cup is a "decrepit dump," the Belgrade daily <i>Press</i> said on Tuesday.

Selebi wins documents battle

The Johannesburg High Court has ordered the Scorpions to hand over almost all the documents Jackie Selebi wants to prepare for his trial.

Parts of Bara without water for a week

Sections of Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg have been without water for nearly a week, media reports said on Tuesday. This has resulted in theatres being closed, several toilets out of order and, according to one specialist surgeon, the hygiene of patients being compromised.

Move to unite civil society against crime

The National Civil Safety and Security Action (Nacissa) has asked how government and the ruling party can promote a better life for all if crime is out of control. "We are not against strategies that the government has put in place; we are here to assist," Nacissa chief executive Ockie van der Schyf said in Pretoria on Friday.

Mugabe’s threats ‘betray panic’

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is threatening the opposition with "fire and death" if it dares call street protests against his government, but analysts say the veteran leader is showing signs of panicking at a time when his main challenger, Morgan Tsvangirai, seems to have ridden through a split in the opposition ranks.

NPA: Nothing sinister about Zuma raids

<a href=""><img src="" align=left border=0></a>There were no sinister motives behind the Scorpions' swoop on the Johannesburg home of former deputy president Jacob Zuma, that of his financial adviser Schabir Shaik and other residences and offices on Thursday, said the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), also denying the raids were conducted in response to Congress of South African Trade Unions statements on Zuma.

Puppets join the battle against abuse

In a new production destined for comunnity centres, puppets reflect the real world of domestic violence. Ferial Haffajee reports.

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Zulu land body challenges audit outcome

Ingonyama Trust Board chairperson Jerome Ngwenya has challenged the audit process in the face of a series of unfavourable ratings

‘Terrorised’ family shines a light on traditional leadership for vulnerable people

The ambiguity between traditional and constitutional leadership has been exposed by the violent banishment of an Eastern Cape family

Sisulu dissolves housing agency board, again

The HDA is once again under administration, and its acting chief executive gets to stay on

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