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Nudest beach for KwaZulu

30-10-2014 News

Nudest beach for KwaZulu

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

Karoo to be fracked

29-10-2014 News

Karoo to be fracked

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

Racist cops arrest dads for dog on leash…

29-10-2014 News

Racist cops arrest dads for dog on leash in pet-friendly park

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

Will SA petrol price fall?

29-10-2014 News

Will SA petrol price fall?

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. ... Read more

Judge in dock as Oscar ruling appealed

27-10-2014 News

Judge in dock as Oscar ruling appealed

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

Impact of Scottish Independence on Unite…

27-10-2014 News

Impact of Scottish Independence on United Kingdom Economy

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

Bafana star another victim of SA crime

27-10-2014 News

Bafana star another victim of SA crime

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

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

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