Monday, January 14, 2019


News from and about South Africa and around the world.

Black racist police officer ‘should be fired’

The ruling comes after Major-General Sandra Malebe-Thema made racist and humiliating remarks towards various training personnel during an event at the SAPS Training Academy in Oudtshoorn in 2016. She complained that there were “too many white faces” and also insinuated that they were fat. Trade union Solidarity, who pushed for...

White Denel boss ‘disgusting’, says union

If you are white, you are shite… That’s the opinion of the Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa (Limusa) who rejected the appointment of Daniel du Toit as the group chief executive of state-owned arms manufacturer Denel, saying the minister of public enterprises must implement employment equity recommendations.

New drink drive machine out to get you

If you have been out drinking and driving over this festive period in Johannesburg and you haven’t been ‘klapped’ by Mayor Herman Mashaba’s new Evidential Breath Alcotest Machine (EBAT), you are merely lucky. This piece of wizardly has devious powers to ensure you get locked up.

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