South African prison authorities apologized on Monday after pictures circulated on social media showed inmates being entertained by women dressed in knee-high boots and lacy lingerie while wardens looked on. In one image two women can be seen pulling at the trousers of a shirtless inmate, while another shows a scantily-clad woman embracing a grinning man in orange prison-issue clothes.
Nigel Casey's appointment as high commissioner brings him back to a country that must maintain a strong diplomatic relationship with Britain. The day British voters went out to cast their ballots for the second time in a year, their new high commissioner to South Africa spoke isiZulu.
The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 24 June 2017, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories.
South Africa's new National Treasury Director General, Dondo Mogajane, said the institution is focused on carrying out reforms that will get the economy out of a recession and improve its credit ratings. “We are in a mess — the mess is a low growth trap, but it's possible to get out of it,” Mogajane said at a conference in Johannesburg on Saturday, his first public comments since his appointment on June 8. The economy needs to encourage more competition, generate jobs and keep the cost of living low while focusing on fast and inclusive growth, he said.
Alleged murderer Sandile Mantsoe has denied allegations made by the investigating officer that he had admitted to killing his ex-lover Karabo Mokoena, saying that he had been coerced into writing a statement by a female officer who threatened him. In a replying affidavit read out on Friday afternoon by his new legal representative, Victor Simelane, in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court, Mantsoe said that, on his arrest, he was detained at the Sandton police station and questioned by an unidentified woman.
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