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Comment: No accurate statistics for corruption in SA

Given the scourge of corruption in South Africa, it is critical that the police reported more detailed statistics on the various crimes that make up the catch-all “commercial crime” category.

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‘They don’t teach it in law school’: white privilege and Oscar Pistorius

Notwithstanding the violent and aggressive behaviour he exhibited in his personal life, the product of a historically heavily subsidised racial group in South Africa, Oscar Pistorius’ life demonstrates how white privilege protected his masculinity from being constructed as uncivil, criminal, threatening and dangerous.

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Opinion: Bringing more international pressure to bear on wildlife crime

Nov10

Quito, Ecuador – A surge in wildlife crime is fuelling criminal syndicates, perpetuating terrorism, and resulting in the loss of major revenues from tourism and industries dependent on iconic species while also endangering the livelihoods of the rural poor.

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Journalism in Somalia: booming but beset by dangers

Mogadishu — Somalia is home to a thriving journalism scene. Yet as Mohamed Abdi Warsame’s story shows, it is also the most dangerous country in Africa for media workers. “Some say my brother was killed over a woman,” he says. “That’s not true. He was killed for the sake of the truth.” 

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Pistorius: Five years (or less) for killing Reeva

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday in the North Gauteng High Court after being found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced him to five years in prison. Daily Maverick correspondent Greg Nicolson was there.

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Igad wants ICC judges to postpone case against Uhuru Kenyatta

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) has joined the African Union in demanding that the case against Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court (ICC) be postponed till after his term in office as president.

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