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SA economy at 'turning point'

23-10-2014 News

SA economy at 'turning point'

South Africa's economy is at a "turning point", new finance minister Nhlanhla Nene – yes, that's the one that became a Youtube sensation when he fell off his chair in a live TV interview – told parliament this week in his first "mini" budget presenta... Read more

Oscar sentence ‘sad day’ for women

22-10-2014 News

Oscar sentence ‘sad day’ for women

The five-year jail sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar Pistorius (read 10 months here because that is when he can be out) signalled “a sad day for women in South Africa”, the ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) said in a strongly worded statement. ANCW... Read more

Oscar sentenced to 10 months

21-10-2014 News

Oscar sentenced to 10 months

Yes, it sounded like 5 years when the judge read it out, but actually the section under which Oscar Pistorius was sentenced means he will serve only ten months in jail and then be released on house arrest where he will enjoy all the luxuries of spend... Read more

Dewani murder parole controversy

20-10-2014 News

Dewani murder parole controversy

South Africa's system of granting medical parole to prisoners is in the spotlight again after the death of the hit man who killed honeymooner, Anni Dewani. Xolile Mngeni died in Cape Town's Goodwood prison this weekend. Not being considered for medi... Read more

Thor-Meulen deserves thunderous applause

16-10-2014 Sport

Thor-Meulen deserves thunderous applause

Springbok number 8 Duane Vermeulen, who this week was nominated as one of the Sports Stars of the Year at the SA Sports Awards, has been the best rugby player on the planet in 2014. You know someone is just a bit special when he can win a man-of-the-... Read more

Madiba, Winnie divorce “was fraud”

15-10-2014 News

Madiba, Winnie divorce “was fraud”

In a sensational claim against Nelson Mandela’s will, his former wife Winne Madikizela-Mandela has said her divorce from the former statesmen was fraudulently obtained. The Daily Dispatch in East London, South Africa, reports today on revelations co... Read more

Corruption is “Western” crime only - Zum…

14-10-2014 News

Corruption is “Western” crime only - Zuma

What a disgrace and slap in the face of any self-respecting black person… South African President Jacob Zuma says corruption is a “Western” thing and should not apply to blacks. And even if it is a crime, there are no victims of corruption. This rea... Read more

How Oscar’s sentencing will work

13-10-2014 News

How Oscar’s sentencing will work

Although judgement proceedings for former Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius in the shooting and killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp will start on Monday, 13 October, this by no means mean he will know his fate soon. Judge Thokozile Masipa (above... Read more

What you need to know about Ebola

12-10-2014 News

What you need to know about Ebola

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has rapidly become the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976 since it was first reported in March of this year (2014). It has now killed more than all other known Ebola outbreaks co... Read more

SA’s “corrupt, violent & instant soc…

10-10-2014 News

SA’s “corrupt, violent & instant society”

South Africa has reached a crossroad where the nation’s great Constitution and legal framework and prospects of being a successful country were being offset by persistent poverty, inequality and a scourge of unemployment. The website miningweekly.co... Read more

Social welfare fraudsters

09-10-2014 News

Social welfare fraudsters

In a country rife with fraud – especially committed by politicians and government officials, the latest finding by consumer insights company Pondering Panda should come as no surprise. The Panda people say they have found that almost 3 in 4 South Afr... Read more

The pot calling the kettle black

30-09-2014 News

The pot calling the kettle black

Rather ironic that while Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) "Commander In Chief" Julius Malema appears in court on charges of fraud, corruption, money-laundering and racketeering he has called on the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to institute cri... Read more

Can the DA save Nelson Mandela Bay?

29-09-2014 News

Can the DA save Nelson Mandela Bay?

Let's hope they do. Below is a letter from DA leader Helen Zille about this great city... "If you've ever taken a road trip along the N2 through the Eastern Cape, you will know just how incredibly beautiful this province is. Hundreds of kilometers o... Read more

Biltong Flat Bread On The Braai

24-09-2014 Food

Biltong Flat Bread On The Braai

I'm sure the kids are going to love this!  Biltong in the morning, Biltong for lunch, Biltong at sundown... Who's complaining? AWESOME! Read more

Braai me a river

24-09-2014 News

Braai me a river

Today is Braai Day, aka Heritage Day. But not everybody loves Braai Day. Some critics are voicing their opinion loud and clear - as you will see below. However, before we give one of these 'opinions' air, if you are in London you are invited to a bra... Read more

Fearful Saffa family seeking asylum in C…

23-09-2014 News

Fearful Saffa family seeking asylum in Canada

Here we go again. A white couple and their daughter who fear crime, violence, genocide and rape in South Africa are seeking asylum in Canada. Charl and Naira Nel cited President Jacob Zuma's singing of struggle song ''shoot the Boer'' as one of the ... Read more

Looking at SA from afar…

22-09-2014 Travel

Looking at SA from afar…

The government of the UK - on its official government website - gives travel advice to its citizens who plan to visit South Africa. Reading it gives an interesting perspective of how our country is viewed by foreigners. Here is some of it: Read more

Prince victim of 'K'-word

20-09-2014 News

Prince victim of 'K'-word

Not even the K-word is what it used to be – well, certainly not in England. Yorkshire cricket captain Andrew Gale became the first county cricketer – ever - to be accused of a racism after he used the K-word on former Proteas cricketer Ashwell Prince... Read more

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