What A Week

Tue
11
Aug

A positive week in SA

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Suprisingly, there were quite a few ‘fuzzy-feeling’’ type stories in the media last week. These stories included a test pilot that made a miraculous emergency landing in Durban and lived to tell the story. The pilot even went so far as to call the landing a ‘’piece of cake.’’ From very humble beginnings, a young KZN man has defeated all the odds and graduated from Oxford University. Through persistence and dedication, Ntokozo Qwabe, 24 managed to put himself through university at UKZN before being offered the opportunity to study at Oxford.

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Tue
04
Aug

News update

News around South Africa

Last week we heard of the tragic passing of one of South Africa’s cricket legends, Clive Rice. After suffering with brain tumours for some time, he passed away at the age of 66. Members of the Parliamentary Protection Services have been suspended after it was alledged that a burglary had taken place in the office of Julius Malema. Oscar Pistorius is set to be freed from prison in the next few weeks, whereafter the appeal by the state will continue. If found guilty of murder through the appeal, he will be back to prison for a very long time.

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Mon
20
Jul

What a Week in SA!

Weekly news SA

South Africa is the first country on the African continent to receive it’s offical licence to fly a drone. The licence was issued to Ms Nicole Swart on the 10th July. Drones can be used highly effectively in fighting crime as was shown on Carte Blanche a few weeks ago, as well as for corporate and leisure activities. In Johannesburg two trains collided at the Booysens station on Friday with at least 250 people sustaining injuries from the incident. One of the trains had derailed and an investigation is underway as to the cause of the incident.

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Mon
13
Jul

What a Week in SA!

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Last week we read about how South Africans are taking to technology to help them fight crime with the use of an app which keeps track of criminals in the act. We also heard how the taxis that were impounded earlier this month in Mamelodi have been returned to the taxi operators. The taxi operators then apologised to the public for the violence and are said to return to normal service soon. Although they’re only trying to earn a miniscule living, those windo washers at intersections can get a little bit pushy and are quite annoying.

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Mon
06
Jul

Another week in SA

Weekly news SA

In Mamelodi last week violence erupted with taxi operators attacking Putco buses and barricading roads in the town. The taxi operators were also telling people not to use the buses, but to use taxis instead. Reportedly the driver of one of the buses was killed and passengers were wounded. While in Durban a man was fighting off an intruder in his home, when his brave Bull Mastiff came to the aid of his owner. Both survived the ordeal with minor injuries.

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Mon
29
Jun

What a Week in SA!

Weekly news SA

The Marikana report was released last week and according to media reports, is riddled with controversy. The families of the victims were not notified of the release and certain parties who were expected to take responsibility have been let off scott-free.

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Mon
22
Jun

News roundup

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Last week in the news, we read a few heartwarming stories of how a jobless man followed his dreams and is now receiving the payoff for doing just that. We also read how some of South Africa’s top CEO’s braved the Joburg winter on the streets, in order to raise money for charity. The initiative was highly successful and raised a large amount of funds for Girls and Boys Town. On Saturday, a brave 40 year old man managed to foil a hijacking near Alexandra, wounding one of the perpetrators.

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Mon
08
Jun

What a Week in SA!

Weekly news SA

Extreme crime fighting technology was exhibited last week in Bloemfontein which, if utilised correctly, could assist the police force quite dramatically. It was also reported how a fully grown python had curled up in the bonnet of an ambulance near the Kruger park to keep out of the winter chill. A catastrophe at the Lion Park outside Johannesburg turned fatal for an American tourist when she was killed by a lioness. And in other catastrophic news, UDM leader, Bantu Holomisa had his say on the scandal surrounding the FIFA bribe allegations.

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Mon
01
Jun

What a Week in SA!

SA Men weekly round-up

The people of South Africa have been shocked and extremely disappointed with the stories that came to light last week. President Zuma has been let off the hook by the Police Minister over the Nkandla scandal and proceeded to mock the opposition and laugh about the situation in parliament. The South African public was also informed about the possibility that our highly successful and unifying 2010 World Cup campaign may have been tarnished in bribery and corruption.

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Mon
25
May

Another week in SA

Weekly news SA

South Africa often seems like the old Wild West with the brazen robberies and high-jacking stats we’re faced with on a daily basis in the news. Last week was no different! In a scene reminiscent of the dark apartheid days, yet reversed in ideology, an Ethekwini Ward councilor was stunned to come across a sign on an electricity box on Laguna beach which read, ‘’African Bathing Beach.’’ The municipality told News24 that it has no intention of removing the sign. Also in KZN, drag racing on the N3 near Pietermarizburg seems to be a fast and furious affair.

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