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Swimming the Seven Seas to save the world's oceans

Swimming the Seven Seas to save the world’s oceans

Lewis Pugh, ocean advocate and endurance swimmer, set out on Thursday on his "most ambitious expedition yet": to become the first person to undertake a long-distance swim in each of the classical Seven Seas, to highlight the need for protected areas in oceans around the world.

Assessors can decide verdict on facts at Pistorius trial

Instead of relying on a jury of peers, the South African justice system makes provision for assessors. They are highly skilled, legally trained people selected by the judge, if he or she feels the need. In the Oscar Pistorius trial, there are two assessors, who may overrule the judge on a verdict when it comes to the facts of the case.

Zuma appoints new Public Protector

Zuma appoints new Public Protector

President Jacob Zuma has appointed Thulisile Madonsela, an advocate with extensive experience in constitutional, human rights and equality law, as South Africa's new Public Protector.

‘Africa’s advocate’ Sarkozy in SA

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has committed his country to being Africa’s advocate in the EU, is on a two-day visit to South Africa to sign a number of important agreements.

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