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New rape law concent furore

Five men were cleared of gang-raping the 18-year-old woman during the 2016 festival and convicted of the lesser crime of sexual abuse, in part because the victim reportedly remained silent during the attack.

20 July 2018 | World

NPA probes complaint against Indian PM

A call for a criminal investigation into the Indian leader was made by two South African civic organisations, the Muslim Lawyers Association and the South African Kashmiri Action Group, who lodged a complaint with the prosecuting authority.

18 July 2018 | News

Lions eat rhino poachers

A ranger taking guests at the Sibuya Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape on a safari drive on Tuesday afternoon discovered human remains close to a pride of lions.

6 July 2018 | World

Migrant sea deaths surge to 1000

Around 204 people have died in the past few days after being packed into unsafe vessels by smugglers, with 103 lost in a shipwreck on Friday and more lost on Sunday when a rubber boat capsized east of Tripoli, with 41 survivors.

3 July 2018 | World

Mumbai declares war on beach plastic pollution

Municipal authorities are taking a new step in the battle against the plastic waste that afflicts Mumbai and many other cities across India by criminalising plastic bags with fines of up to $366 (R4950) and jail sentences for repeat offenders.

27 June 2018 | World