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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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:
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
She might be the main induna in the Pretoria High Court where Oscar Pistorius stood trial, but most South Africans do not agree with judge Thokozile Masipa's verdict in the matter. In fact almost 2 in 3 South Africans believe Oscar Pistorius intended... Read more
Fresh from recording sessions for the new album and soon to step off a plane into the big apple, Freshlyground are heading to New York for mixing and mastering of their latest album. They will also be playing a couple of gigs at Joe's pub while in NY. This fourth album will be available in May.
February is all about romance, and you would be surprised how many fantastic offers there are at the last minute for a great romantic getaway. Apart from the usual cities that appear on everybody's 'most romantic' list, I thought it would be a great idea to bring to your attention some lesser known destinations for that special time away with the one you love!
President Jacob Zuma's controversial compound at Nkandla in Kwazulu-Natal will be turned into a Zulu Theme Park open to the paying public.Government officials confirmed the new Nkandla Zulu World will be turned into a reconstruction of a nineteenth-century Zulu kraal while also being combined with modern thrill-seeking adventures such as a rollercoaster and water rides.