IAB South Africa Bookmark Awards Unveils Diverse and Dynamic Jury Panels for 2024

Johannesburg, South Africa – The IAB South Africa Bookmark Awards has unveiled the chairs and members of its nine jury panels for 2024, showcasing a diverse range of industry experts. This year’s new addition, the Marketing Craft panel, joins the existing panels that make up the Bookmarks, including Publishers, Innovative Engineers, Builders, Marketers, Performance Marketing, Social, Community & Influencer Marketing, Youth Action, and Special Honours. The inclusion of the Marketing Craft panel reflects the Awards’ dedication to setting new standards in digital media, marketing, and technology, by recognizing impactful digital work within the industry. Khensani … Read more

Widow Awarded $1.75 Million in Landmark Asbestos Lawsuit Against John Crane in South Carolina

SPARTANBURG, SC – A jury in South Carolina has awarded approximately $1.75 million to the widow of a maintenance worker who died from cancer caused by asbestos exposure. The trial, closely monitored by Courtroom View Network, found that the asbestos in gaskets produced by John Crane, an industrial manufacturing company, played a significant role in the worker’s death. However, the jury did not grant the punitive damages requested by the plaintiff’s attorney. The verdict was reached after closing arguments were heard in the trial that began on March 18. Attorney Holly Peterson, representing the plaintiff, … Read more

Opposition Parties in South Sudan Vocal Against New Electoral Law Ahead of Historic General Election

JUBA, South Sudan — Opposition parties in South Sudan are expressing strong criticism of a recently implemented electoral regulation, claiming that it is designed to exclude them from the upcoming general election. This election will mark the first democratically elected government in the world’s youngest nation. The Coalition of Opposition Parties has submitted a petition to the country’s Political Party Council, demanding the repeal of the $50,000 registration fee imposed on parties intending to field candidates in the forthcoming polls. The People’s Progressive Party, SSOA, Coalition of Opposition Parties, and United People’s Party are among … Read more

South Carolina Court Clerk Steps Down Amidst Jury Tampering Investigation in High-Profile Murdaugh Trial

Walterboro, South Carolina – The court clerk currently under investigation for allegedly interfering with the jury in the high-profile murder trial of Alex Murdaugh has announced her resignation. Rebecca Hill, who served as the Colleton County Clerk of Court for four years, stated that it had been an honor to hold the position, particularly during the nationally publicized Murdaugh trial. During a news conference outside the Colleton County courthouse, Hill explained that her decision to resign was prompted by her reflection on the trial’s significance for South Carolina and the intense scrutiny it attracted from … Read more