The ANC in Gauteng has asked its volunteers to intensify their mobilisation campaign in townships to avoid getting less than 50% of the vote in the polls.
White workers are paid four times more than their black counterparts, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said.
I hear you can take a master’s degree in Beyoncé in the US.
Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) leader Pieter Mulder called for cooperation between SA political groups opposing the ANC.
Oscar Pistorius’ ex-girlfriend, Samantha Taylor, broke down on the stand after testifying that the reason she and the Paralympian murder-accused broke up was that he had cheated on her with Reeva Steenkamp.
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Staggered power cuts are likely to continue beyond today, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has said.
Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has told family of Reeva Steenkamp at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial that “even real South African men are ashamed”.
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Brazilian soccer ace Neymar showed that stardom has not gone to his head. When guards were removing Ayo Dosunmu (7), who had run on to the field after the final whistle at FNB Stadium on Wednesday, Neymar told the guards to let the boy approach them. Ayo was hoisted into the air by the Brazilian team and even took pictures with the star.Not:
The world doesn’t need to go back to the old days when every reason was used to colonise other countries. This week, President Vladimir Putin’s Russia claimed it was protecting ethnic Russians in Crimea by taking over the Ukrainian peninsula. Such excuses could have worked back in the day, but they cannot be allowed in the 21st century.
Judge Dunstan Mlambo’s ruling to allow the partial broadcast of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ trial is welcomed. In past court appearances, space has been an issue due to public interest. As Mlambo said, the ruling will “ensure a greater number of people in the community who are unable to attend the proceedings are able to follow wherever they may be”.Not:
No superstar is bigger than the audience. The antics of US rapper Eminem (he did not want to be photographed by the media while on stage), who performed in the country this week, is disturbing. Blame should also be apportioned to the concert organisers who allow megastars to undermine the freedom of the media to do their jobs.
The time has come for the government to seriously consider legalising dagga for medicinal purposes. This week, terminally ill IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini tabled a Medical Innovation Bill in an attempt to legalise the use of cannabinoids for medical purposes. He and many others should not have to resort to the illegal use of dagga to manage pain.Not:
It may be that the North-West University students who imitated the Sieg Heil salute as a hostel “tradition” did not fully realise the meaning of the Nazi symbol they were mimicking, but the university leaders cannot plead ignorance. Viewing the act in context doesn’t make it less objectionable. It’s unjustifiable. Full stop.
Kudos to the National Prosecuting Authority for its tough stance on rape and child abuse masquerading as culture and tradition. Mvumeleni Jezile (32) was sentenced to 22 years in jail by the Wynberg Regional Court on Thursday for human trafficking, rape and assault after he abducted a 14-year-old girl in 2010, married her and repeatedly raped her.Not:
As the elections near, people on the left, right and centre are calling for “political tolerance”. But what we practise and what we preach are two different things, as evidenced at Wednesday’s DA march when people in ANC
T-shirts brandished bricks with the letters ‘DA’ scrawled on them. So much for political tolerance.
Giving out of love was one of Nelson Mandela’s many attributes. There was further evidence of that this week when his will was read out to his family and the world. He not only gave to his family, but to his support staff. He also awarded bursaries to children in less fortunate schools. This is the power of giving with love that we should all embrace.Not:
Acting SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said graduates were a drain on colleagues who were skilled but did not have degrees. This explains why capable and educated leaders are leaving the broadcaster, while Motsoeneng, who doesn’t have matric, remains in his position. You wonder who drives them out.
The leadership of Cosatu has decided to air its dirty laundry in public.
June Steenkamp has gone back home to Port Elizabeth.
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Oscar Pistorius’ lawyer has begun picking at the testimony of a state witness who said she heard a woman who screamed like “her life was threatened”.
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Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema has accused President Jacob Zuma of orchestrating his troubles with the taxman while the ANC leader himself was never punished for his own tax woes.
Here’s the ordinary story. A young man liked guns. Very much. The young man killed his girlfriend with a gun.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has promised free stands to residents of Disteneng informal settlement on the outskirts of Polokwane, who have embarked on a number of protests against removals and resettlement from the land they have illegally occupied.
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There is no good story to tell. It is a fairy tale. The working class and poor people have a bad story to tell.
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