The "Prince of Darkness" – better known as the CEO of Eskom – is ready to strike again and wrap South Africa under his shroud of blackness. Yes, we know there is no economy in the world that will ever grow without electricity but state-owned "power s... Read more
Lekker kaalgat! KwaZulu-Natal has its first nudist beach. The Hibiscus Coast Municipality granted an application by the KwaZulu-Natal Naturist Association to declare a 500m portion of Mpenjati Beach, near the Blue Flag Trafalgar Beach, nudist-friendl... Read more
The desolate plains of the Karoo can soon be drilled full of holes as companies in search of shale gas gets permission to start exploratory drilling with the aim to start full-scale fracking.
The South African government's Mineral Resources departme... Read more
Dads Dawie du Plessis and Chris de Lange were arrested and verbally and physically abused by metro cops during his children's party in Zita Park, Pretoria - claiming they were 'drunk and disorderly', after accusing them of having a dog illegally in t... Read more
Possible good news in an otherwise wilderness of bad news in South Africa is the prediction from trade union Solidarity that the price of petrol could fall by about 42c per litre on 5 November and the wholesale price of diesel by approximately 58c.
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And now Oscar's Judge will go on trial (so to speak) as the State has indicated that they will appeal Judge Thokozile Masipa's ruling and sentencing in the sensational case.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison, but lega... Read more
The world waited keenly for the Scots to cast their votes regarding independence. For 300 years, Scotland has been part of the United Kingdom. Leading up to the ballot, financial markets were highly fickle, with the GBP slipping. Forex traders were b... Read more
Another act of senseless violence in South Africa and another incident to remind the likes of Steve Hofmeyr and his mindless cronies that it is not only whites being targeted by crime that is spiralling out of control in SA. Bafana Bafana and Orlando... Read more
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
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.
The website miningweekly.co... Read more
This is such an easy and delicious recipe that was given to me by Nicola Conradie from Biesiesvlei in North West Province. I just had to share it with you. They had their own dairy on the farm, so the milk was full of cream and of course fresh which makes it all the more awesome. It still is an all time favourite of hers, served with her special coffee made with fresh milk and this delicious ‘Melktert’. Thank you Nicola for this recipe, we will always remember the good times we had on the farm!
The low number of South Africans who have submitted VEC10 forms enabling to vote abroad in the SA general election can largely be attributed to the complexity of voting arrangements for expats South Africans.