Hundreds confess to eating human flesh in South Africa (By New York Post)

1. One of the suspects allegedly walked into a police station in the central South African town on Friday while holding human body parts, including a leg and a hand, and confessed to being “tired of eating human flesh,” according to the newspaper.

2. Meanwhile, ward councilor Mthembeni Majola, who held a community meeting Monday after the suspects appeared in court, said roughly 300 residents confessed to visiting Mbatha and knowingly eating human flesh.

3. Hundreds of people allegedly confessed to eating human flesh given to them by one of four men facing cannibalism charges in South Africa, reports say.

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Grace Mugabe’s South Africa spat shows how easily diplomatic immunity can be corrupted — Quartz (By Quartz)

1. In her case, as the spouse of a foreign head of state, she could be granted immunity from the criminal and civil jurisdiction of the courts in South Africa if, for instance, she was on a visit as an envoy of her country to attend an international conference, or if she was accompanying her husband on an official visit.

2. Taking into account the rules around the prescription of the right to institute prosecution of crime, and the underlying rationale of diplomatic immunity as a tool to facilitate official political and commercial relations between sovereign states, it can be argued that diplomatic immunity isn’t the impenetrable shield of impunity imagined by some.

3. If a person who enjoys diplomatic immunity is accused of a crime, and their immunity isn’t waived, it’s normal practice for the host country to declare the person to be persona non grata.

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South Africa Grants Grace Mugabe Diplomatic Immunity, To Critics’ Dismay : The Two-Way : NPR (By NPR)

1. South Africa’s foreign minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, signed the notice granting diplomatic immunity, saying she was “acting in the interest” of South Africa in recognizing “the immunities and privileges” of Mugabe.

2. Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe returned home to Harare on Sunday after being granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa, where she is accused of assaulting a young model with an extension cord.

3. South Africa Grants Grace Mugabe Diplomatic Immunity, To Critics’ Dismay.

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Online rhino horn auction set to open in South Africa (By Aljazeera.com)

1. Johan Van Eyk of Van’s Auctioneers, who will conduct the auction, said there is no set opening price because this will be the first ever rhino horn auction.

2. An online auction of rhino horn is set to open Monday after a court in South Africa approved the site which has outraged conservationists.

3. His lawyer had argued that the permits had been approved but not issued by authorities in South Africa, where a ban on domestic rhino horn trade was lifted three months ago.

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Theft of South African relics riles researchers (By Nature.com)

1. Researchers at other institutions say that SANParks has been seeking to become an official repository for about a decade, and it has a number of artefacts on loan from both the Thulamela and Mapungubwe collections.

2. The robbery leaves a gap in the history of the gold trade in southern Africa, says Sian Tiley-Nel, who manages the museums at the University of Pretoria.

3. Researchers are also concerned that SANParks has yet to officially inform the Ditsong museum about the theft of the Thulamela pieces.

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The Latest: South Africa grants immunity to Zim first lady (By Washington Post)

1. The South African government said Saturday that it was deciding whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Grace Mugabe at the request of the Zimbabwean government, though there was no immediate comment from South African authorities on Sunday.

2. The South African government said Saturday that it was deciding whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Grace Mugabe at the request of the Zimbabwean government, though there was no immediate comment from South African authorities on Sunday.

3. A report by Zimbabwean state broadcaster ZBC showed Grace Mugabe greeting government and military officials at the Harare airport after returning on an Air Zimbabwe flight with her husband, who had attended a summit of southern African leaders in Pretoria.

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At least 19 killed in minibus crash in South Africa (By CNN)

1. (CNN) At least 19 people were killed in eastern South Africa on Sunday when an overloaded minibus lost control and rolled down a steep embankment, according to local government officials.

2. Local officials address community members after deadly minibus crash near Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

3. The crash happened near a bridge on the main road outside of Pietermaritzburg, in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, according to authorities.

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It’s Now Legal to Sell Rhino Horn in South Africa. The World’s Top Breeder Makes His Move. (By National Geographic)

1. Opponents are especially concerned about Hume’s auction because it has Vietnamese and Chinese language homepages in addition to one in English.

2. A moratorium on buying and selling rhino horn within South Africa has been in place since 2009, but in 2015 Hume and another rhino horn breeder filed suit to overturn it.

3. The concept of selling horn in South Africa has stirred controversy, with most conservation groups opposed to the idea.

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Rugby Championship: New Zealand thrash Australia; South Africa beat Argentina (By BBC Sport)

1. South Africa v Argentina South Africa (13) 37 Tries: Skosan, Rhule, Kolisi, Du Toit Cons: Jantjies 4 Pens: Jantjies 3 Argentina (5) 15 Tries: Landajo, Boffelli Con: Hernandez Pen: Sanchez.

2. Australia v New Zealand Australia (6) 34 Tries: Rona, Kuridrani, Beale, Folau Cons: Foley 3 Pen: Foley 2 New Zealand (40) 54 Tries: Squire, Ioane 2, Crotty 2, Williams, McKenzie, Smith Cons: Barrett 7. .

3. Ghana-born Raymond Rhule and fellow winger Courtnall Skosan scored their first international tries as South Africa claimed victory over Argentina in Port Elizabeth.

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Here’s what could trigger another downgrade in South Africa (By Times LIVE)

1. In June Moody’s cut South Africa’s debt by a single notch to Baa3‚ one level above subinvestment‚ with a negative outlook after the cabinet reshuffle which saw President Jacob Zuma fire former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas.

2. While Moody’s did not publish a ratings decision on South Africa last week as scheduled‚ the credit rating agency has warned of the possible issues that could lead to another downgrade.

3. The Credit Rating agency will downgrade South Africa again if the government does not safeguard the country’s institutional‚ economic and fiscal strength.

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