South Africa crime: Police figures show rising murder and sexual offences

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Sexual offences and murder rates have risen significantly in South Africa over the past year, according to new official crime figures. Murders recorded by the police have been rising every year for the last decade, and sexual offences including rape have risen 4.6% this year. The release of the figures comes amid growing concern about violence against women after a number of high-profile rape cases and murders in recent weeks. Thousands of people took to the streets earlier this month to protest against the attacks. Which crimes are getting worse?…

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Kuol Pieng Seizing Talent Nurturing Opportunity At Victoria University


By Our Reporter Sometimes all you need for your breakthrough is an environment that understands your ambitions, believes in you and provides you with the necessary platform and facilitation to see you succeed. And for William Kuol Pieng Deng, a young South Sudan student, Victoria University, where he studies a Bachelors of Computer Sciences and Technology, has been a blessing to his musical ambitions. The 22 year old Victoria University student from Abyei (Pajok Abior), in Rumbek, South Sudan, in an interview with reveals that he started singing early this…

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Speke Resort Lets Customers Get Weekend Package Rates On Public Holidays


By Daniels N. Tatya Speke Resort Munyonyo is now letting their customers get weekend package rates on public holidays when paying for accommodation This means that customers can pay for the price of weekend rates if a public holiday falls on a weekday. The Rooms Division Manager, Speke and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Ajit Singh, said this offer is for the public holidays recognized and announced by the government of Uganda. “Yes that’s right, our popular Weekend Package Room Rates are now extended to Public Holidays falling on weekdays. So come…

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WINNING RESTAURANT; La Cabana is the 2019 Top Signature Restaurant around Kampala


La Cabana is not only a winning Restaurant but a Top Signature Restaurant having won the top Kampala Restaurant Week accolade. As the fifth edition of Kampala’s biggest restaurant showcase, the Kampala Restaurant Week came to a grand end at Skyz Hotel in Naguru with organisers staging a lavish awards ceremony monday evening, La Cabana had once again scoped the top most prestigious award, ‘Kampala Top signature Restaurant’. La Cabana beat 39 other fine selected restaurants to the coveted accolade at this years event. The annual food event offered thousands…

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Middle East Consultants Limited is Dedicated to Creating a Wealth Generation in the Ugandan Economy


The Country’s leading Labour exporters, the Middle East Consultants Limited is dedicated to creating a wealth Ugandan generation as well as building a powerful bargaining economy by empowering her population. For the last one decade, Middle East Consultants Limited has been exporting able and willing to work abroad Ugandans both males and females in the United Arab Emirates-UAE· Most of these Ugandans have come back to Uganda with good monies and have invested in the country. A case in point is two success stories miss Christine Nampiina and Mister Wilson…

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(She Cranes) Well done Girls, You have made us Proud


By Daniels N. Tatya Through just two convincing wins, Ugandans back here are feeling proud and, are well, thanking the Uganda She Cranes-the Netball team currently in the English city-Liverpool for the ongoing Netball World Cup. Too, the gallant girls have progressed to the next round of the Netball World Cup after beating Scotland 52-43 on Sunday afternoon and finish second behind England in their group. The She Cranes had first registered their first win of the tournament, 69-48 over Samoa on 13th-Friday this month. The She Cranes brought the…

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NDA: “At least 30% of drugs are stolen from government hospitals


The chairman of the National Drug Authority (NDA) Dr Medard Bitekyerezo  said about 30 per cent of government drugs are stolen from Government Hospitals and Health Centres, across the country. Bitekyerezo made the remarks during the press conference on Thursday, during the marking of 25 years of NDA existence, at Kampala Hotel Africana. He said Malaria and HIV drugs are the most targeted by drug thieves, who then smuggle the medicine to neighboring countries or sell to private clinics and drug shops in the country. “I have advised those medical…

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I Am Still Learning From The Best In The Sport, Says Rajiv


Rajiv Ruparelia has not let success in his maiden two races get into his head but rather he is choosing to tread carefully as he integrates into the motor rallying fraternity of Uganda. He launched his motor racing career in May when he launched his rally car, a VW Polo Proto at Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar & Grill. He would later compete for the first time at Enduro Autocross Championship 2019 at Zion Estates in Ssisa. In that race, he finished second, behind seasoned race Ronal Sebuguzi. And this Sunday,…

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Promising Start As Rajiv Ruparelia Finishes Second At Debut Race


  Rajiv Ruparelia finished second as the youthful businessman debuted his motor rallying career at Enduro Autocross Championship 2019 that took place at Zion Estate, Ssisa.                                Rajiv Ruparelia after the race  Rajiv Ruparelia, the team’s lead racer, showed steeliness, resolve and intent that he is in it to compete rather than add to the numbers of racers. It took the agility of experienced racer Ronald Ssebuguzi to deny Rajiv a debut win. Clocking 10:04 minutes,…

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Bank Of Uganda Gifts DFCU BankMore Time To Occupancy Sudhir’s Properties


DFCU Bank will continue to occupy freehold properties of Meera Investments Ltd for another 24 months. This comes after Bank of Uganda signed to extend the dfcu Bank extra time on the properties. According to, a local news site, central bank Governor Emmanuel TumusiimeMutebile, his deputy Dr. Louis Kasekende and legal director Margaret Kasuleokayed the deal officially. The contested properties are those that used to house Crane Bank branches across the country. They are owned by Meera Investments Ltd, a company that is owned by businessman Sudhir Ruparelia. Crane…

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