Hong Kong seizes $1m of rhino horn in record airport haul

Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns were arrested in Hong Kong airport by customs officers who said it was their largest ever seizure of rhino contraband smuggled by air passengers.

The haul -- worth some HK$8 million ($1 million) -- was transported brazenly through the terminal in two cardboard boxes, the customs department said.

Hong Kong seizes $1m of rhino horn in record airport haul
Hong Kong seizes $1m of rhino horn in record airport haul

Hong Kong seizes $1m of rhino horn in record airport haul

Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns were arrested in Hong Kong airport by customs officers who said it was their largest ever seizure of rhino contraband smuggled by air passengers.

Not one word on Bosasa in Ramaphosa’s #SONAreply

Not one word on Bosasa in Ramaphosa’s #SONAreply

In the second-to-last speech in the debate, DA MP Solly Malatsi said Ramaphosa refused to release the contract between his son and Bosasa.
Load shedding ‘not likely’ on Friday – Eskom

Load shedding ‘not likely’ on Friday – Eskom

Eskom was not likely to implement load shedding on Friday, the power utility said.
Lesufi wants ongoing scrutiny to stop sex pest teachers

Lesufi wants ongoing scrutiny to stop sex pest teachers

Lesufi said he would meet with other education MECs and Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga to work out a new approach.
McBride is ready to spill Ipid capture beans

McBride is ready to spill Ipid capture beans

Former president Jacob Zuma, ministers and senior state officials are expected to be among those implicated by McBride.
Don’t sign Aarto Bill, Ramaphosa – lobby groups

Don’t sign Aarto Bill, Ramaphosa – lobby groups

It ‘presents far too many flaws and loopholes’ and ‘will not pass constitutional scrutiny’.
New labour rules require secret ballots before strikes, lockouts

New labour rules require secret ballots before strikes, lockouts

Trade unions and employers are now required to conduct a secret ballot among their members before going on strike, or starting a lockout.
Rain or shine, ANC manifesto launch in Limpopo will go ahead

Rain or shine, ANC manifesto launch in Limpopo will go ahead

In case of more torrential rain falling, more marquees will be erected, the Limpopo ANC says.
Enel Green Power invests big in SA power-generating solutions

Enel Green Power invests big in SA power-generating solutions

Enel already operates more than 520MW of wind and solar plants in the country.
Blackouts will hurt ANC at polls – analysts

Blackouts will hurt ANC at polls – analysts

This year is ‘likely to be the most difficult elections for the ANC since 1994, as the opposition will use Eskom and state capture as weapons’.
Constitutional Court faces Jacob Zuma conundrum

Constitutional Court faces Jacob Zuma conundrum

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng asked whether the court would be expected to deliberate on a decision which could’ve involved political considerations.
Expect more ‘politics of gossip’ attacks on ANC – analyst

Expect more ‘politics of gossip’ attacks on ANC – analyst

Many accusations of ‘selling out’ have been heard recently, including one by EFF leader Julius Malema that Nelson Mandela sold out to apartheid authorities.
Desperate Venezuelans sneak across Colombia border to peddle scrap

Desperate Venezuelans sneak across Colombia border to peddle scrap

In the thick vegetation along the Colombian border, bands of Venezuelans make their way unseen, puffing under the heavy loads of scrap metal on their backs like leaf-cutter ants, covered in filth and trying to make enough money to simply survive.
Trump puts on weight, but in ‘very good health:’ doctor

Trump puts on weight, but in ‘very good health:’ doctor

President Donald Trump is technically obese and has put on weight since last year, but his official doctor declared him Thursday to be in “very good health.”
Prickly pears: ‘humble’ cactus brings hope to Algeria

Prickly pears: ‘humble’ cactus brings hope to Algeria

For generations Algerians like the Gueldasmi family have barely eked out a living growing prickly pear fruits, but thanks to the cactus’s new found virtues their lives are steadily improving.
Man and dog mauled by pitbull on Durban’s Bluff

Man and dog mauled by pitbull on Durban’s Bluff

The pitbull escaped from a yard along Marine Drive in the Bluff and attacked the man and his dog who were on their walk.
Unplanned power outages in Roodepoort ‘should be fixed by Friday’

Unplanned power outages in Roodepoort ‘should be fixed by Friday’

As the supply may be restored at any time, customers are urged to treat their electricity supply points as live at all times.
Focus on SA, not ‘historical distortions’, Kathrada Foundation tells Lekota, Mapaila

Focus on SA, not ‘historical distortions’, Kathrada Foundation tells Lekota, Mapaila

The comments by both Lekota and Mapaila are unwarranted and come across as being malicious, said the Foundation’s Neeshan Balton.
PICS: Mass wedding ceremony on Robben Island to mark Valentine’s Day

PICS: Mass wedding ceremony on Robben Island to mark Valentine’s Day

This year, the Garrison church, where the ceremony is held, hosted the first same sex marriage.
Ramaphosa hits back at Lekota’s spy claims

Ramaphosa hits back at Lekota’s spy claims

The president cautioned Lekota that the stories he was spreading were ‘dangerous’.
Jiba ‘extremely displeased’ as Agrizzi ditches Mokgoro inquiry

Jiba ‘extremely displeased’ as Agrizzi ditches Mokgoro inquiry

Agrizzi testified at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, and some of his allegations were to be tested at the Mokgoro inquiry.
Six missing after ship burns in Durban harbour

Six missing after ship burns in Durban harbour

Durban’s emergency services including Portnet Fire Department, Durban Fire Department and Ambulance Services are on the scene.
Seven more bodies at Gloria coal mine yet to be retrieved

Seven more bodies at Gloria coal mine yet to be retrieved

Rescue workers found the bodies after the rescue operations were put on hold for safety reasons, but while they were still underground.
Mokgoro to decide if Agrizzi affidavit will be used in inquiry

Mokgoro to decide if Agrizzi affidavit will be used in inquiry

Agrizzi was expected to testify before the Mokgoro Inquiry on Friday, but today said he was not in a position to give evidence.
ConCourt spotlight on Zuma’s infamous late-night Cabinet reshuffle

ConCourt spotlight on Zuma’s infamous late-night Cabinet reshuffle

A ‘dodgy’ intelligence report allegedly sparked the reshuffle in which Zuma demanded that Gordhan cut short his investor roadshow abroad.
Durban ‘miracle baby’ unofficially named, doing well

Durban ‘miracle baby’ unofficially named, doing well

The little girl has been unofficially named Sibanisethu – meaning ‘our light’ – by residents of the neighbourhood where she was found.

 

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