CAPE TOWN - The Department of International Relations and Cooperation says that 48 South Africans are currently detained in China. A distraught mother, Stacey-Lee Bridger informed Eyewitness News that her 19-year-old daughter, Tristan-Lee Niemand, has been in a detention facility since mid-November. She was arrested for not having a work permit after her recruitment agency had promised to arrange this for her once she arrives in the country. However, this never materialised. Dirco’s Ndivhuwo Mabaya says over 100 South Africans have been arrested for visa violations this year. Chinese authorities have informed Dirco that Niemand will be appearing in court next week. “The consulate says the youngewn.co.za
CAPE TOWN - A mother whose daughter is being held in China is begging authorities to help secure her daughter's release. Stacey-Lee Bridger says that her 19-year-old daughter Tristan-Lee Niemand has been detained since 16 November. She was arrested for not having a work permit to teach in China. This after a recruitment agency had promised to get her the necessary documents to work legally in the country. Bridger says she's been pleading with the Chinese consulate and the South African officials. “She’s a South African citizen. When she’s there she has a consulate or embassy that’s supposed to look after her when she faces trouble, but they have totally blindsided her. They haven’t even visitedewn.co.za
Thomas Holder | Tasked with combating some of the deadliest crimes, JMPD K9 officer Muaath Maharaj says every day he makes sure he leaves the house on good terms with his family, in case he doesn’t come home alive. JMPD K9 unit Muaath Maharajtimeslive.co.za
Their state capture project was built on the best models of systemic corruption in the world, and they were able to commandeer control of key government departments and entities without much push-back. And they are poised for a recapture. For more on this story, please visit Times Select.Independent Online
In case you missed it, reports surfaced early November claiming that Duchess Meghan is apparently struggling to hold on to key staff members. The Daily Mail reported that Meghan’s personal assistant suddenly quit just six months after the former "Suits" actress married into the Royal Family. At the time, a Kensington Palace spokesman declined to comment on the departure of the PA, whose name is given only as Melissa. However, in a highly unusual move, a Palace source was authorised to pay tribute to her. "Melissa is a hugely talented person," the source said. "She played a pivotal role in the success of the Royal Wedding and will be missed by everyone in the Royal Household." Just a month afterDaily Maverick
Former president Jacob Zuma during a ‘wellness day’ event for the elderly on November 16, 2018 in KwaMashu, South Africa. Addressing factionalism and divisions in the ANC ahead of 2019 elections, Zuma said people should be loyal to the party and not its leaders. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sunday Times / Thuli Dlamini) The Constitutional Court has again ruled against former president Jacob Zuma. The court said in a judgment that his role in thwarting the powers of the SADC Tribunal was unconstitutional, unlawful and irrational. The court upheld South Africa’s commitment to international human rights. The Constitutional Court issued a scathing judgment against former president Jacob Zuma’s decisiontimeslive.co.za
"If the parties are not ready, there is nothing I can do. I have been asked to postpone the matter," she added. The case was postponed to February 12. Tshabalala shot his son‚ Luyanda‚ outside the Fred Norman Secondary School in Ennerdale‚ south of Johannesburg‚ on June 5. He had dropped Luyanda at the school for evening classes and then fell asleep in the car. During his formal bail application, Tshabalala claimed he mistook his son for a hijacker when the teen tried to wake him up after class. Tshabalala‚ who has been backed by his family‚ said the shooting was accidental. Tshabalala has been alone during his last two appearances in court.