Welsh mother, 46, dies and her partner's son, 17, is critically injured in horrific car crash while on a family safari holiday in South Africa Sharon Davies, 46, of Mountain Ash, South Wales, 'showed no signs of life' when she was found trapped inside the car after coming off the road near Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg. Ms Davies' partner and their two children, a 17-year-old boy and a girl aged 14, were also injured in the crash with the teenage boy reportedly in a critical condition.
South African President Jacob Zuma again survived a no-confidence vote in parliament Tuesday in the most serious attempt yet to unseat him after months of growing anger over alleged corruption and a sinking economy, while his party that has ruled since the end of apartheid continued to fracture. Zuma had survived six previous attempts to dislodge him in parliament, but this was the first to be held by secret ballot after parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete on Monday made the surprise decision to allow it.
The South Gauteng High Court on Tuesday handed a three-month jail sentence to Black First-Land First , Andile Mngxitama, for violating a court interdict that prevented him and his party from intimidating journalists. Though the court ruled that they were in contempt of an earlier court order and also liable for costs in this case, Mgxitama's sentence was suspended indefinitely.
“It is in the best interest of private schools and their communities to build on the country's diversity and ensure that differences are encouraged and nurtured, not frowned upon” Over the last two weeks, one of the most prominent private schools in the country, Saint John's College, has been criticised for merely disciplining and demoting a teacher found guilty of sustained discrimination of black pupils is his classes. He was accused by them of, among other comments, telling black pupils, when they excelled in tests, that they were letting their people down, implying that black people are not expected to do well at tests.
Speaking at the Africa Liquefied Petroleum Gas Summit, held in Johannesburg last month, he [South African Oil and Gas Alliance CEO Niall Kramer] suggested that the MPRDA, when passed, would be a key enabler for the economy, stating that South Africa is a “frontier market”, as it had not started any gas exploration of scale. “This year is a critical year for South Africa to progress in establishing a gas economy,” he said, noting that he would like to see LNG being imported through the allocated three ports Richards Bay, Coega and Saldanha.
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