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Marikana shop ran out of pangas

Mine_strikers.jpgA Marikana shop owner ran out of pangas and axes, after demand for the items increased during unrest in the area, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Tuesday."There was a sudden great demand for pangas, axes, and hatchets from


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Mandela was a 'smooth African'


Former president Nelson Mandela was not just a nice ANC man, he was a "smooth African", President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.Opposition parties should not distort Mandela's legacy and should be "honest and genuine" in appreciating him, he said in


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SA adoptions growing in Finland

flag_of_finland1.jpgThe adoption of South African children by Finnish couples is steadily growing, South Africa's ambassador to Finland Sello Moloto said.In 2011, Finland's statistics showed that most children adopted from abroad were born in South


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Locals chase premier away

mabuza.jpgMpumalanga Premier David "DD" Mabuza and his entourage of MECs were chased away when they visited a ward in the Bushbuckridge local municipality on Thursday afternoon, a Sapa correspondent reported on Friday.


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Youth believe foreigners 'bad for SA'

ZAflag.jpgAt least 42 percent believed foreigners were bad for South Africa, compared to 28 percent who said their presence made no difference, and 24 percent who believed foreigners had a positive impact on the country.


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Agang can do well in next year’s poll

mamphele_foto.jpgAfter Dr Mamphela Ramphele said she was forming a political party to contest next year’s general election, many observers pondered the long-term viability of another opposition party. To answer this question, one needs to make a cursory assessment of


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Shuttleworth bid: SA could face ruin

shuttleworth.jpgBillionaire entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth's bid to have South Africa's exchange control system declared unconstitutional could have a devastating effect on the country, the SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) said on Tuesday.


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Zuma pays R800 rent for Nkandla land

Nkandlahome3.jpgPresident Jacob Zuma pays R800 a month to lease the 8.9ha land on which his Nkandla compound is built, City Press reported on Sunday.In addition the public works department pays R1300 a month for the 6.6ha leased adjacent to the


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Ban on Mandela visitors - report


Newspapers speculated on the health of former president Nelson Mandela on Monday morning, more than two days since the last update on his condition was made public."Mandela Lockdown", read The Star newspaper's front page headline, 


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Crime of passion not ruled out

Oscar_Pistorious.jpgThe State will attempt to prove that Oscar Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp on the spur of the moment, and the possibility of a “crime of passion” has not been ruled out.A source made this revelation to Volksblad based on forensic evidence that was gathered at the crime


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Racial slur mars school game

Rugby-ball.jpgA racial storm has erupted in Western Province schools rugby after a team walked off the field due to alleged racial abuse.According to the IOL website, Wynberg Boys’ Under-16 team walked off during a match against Paarl 


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Mock-up cover released


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