What A Week

Mon
23
Feb

Another week in SA

Weekly news

For the past three weeks police have been destroying marijuana crops in the Eastern Cape by spraying chemicals over plantations across the province, in an attempt to ‘nip the problem in the bud.’

Another problem which is quite serious, is the train-surfing phenomenon that’s plagued Cape Town for years, as another casualty was reported last week.

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Mon
09
Feb

Last week's news roundup

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The hot topics last week saw a few old stories rearing their ugly heads. We were under the impression that e-tolling was on it’s way out, but no! 
Eskom and the load shedding debacle has been a major cause for concern lately. Reportedly, Stage two load shedding is over for now. But Eskom always finds a way to drop a little surprise on us just as the kettle starts to boil. 
 
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Tue
03
Feb

News Recap

News update 2 Feb

What a Week in SA!

Firstly the good news, the petrol price is decreasing dramatically and is said to cost less than R10 a litre at the coast by next week and just over R10 a litre inland. This fantastic news is sure to be a welcome relief to a lot of South Africans.

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Mon
26
Jan

Another week in SA

Another week in SA | 26 Jan 2015

Looking at the news over the past week, it’s quite clear that the thrills and spills we’re faced with daily in this country, will never cease to worry and delude us, but also amaze and inspire us as South Africans. We picked a few of the stories in the media from last week, which will do just that. A Chance at Life for Jozi’s Traffic Light Teacher If you’ve driven along Empire road in Johannesburg, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a homeless budding entrepreneur, offering to teach zulu words with free pronounciation, for a small donation.

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Tue
20
Jan

Another week in SA

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Drug busts, lost ferries, lost indepenence and one hell of a cricket match were just some of the stories we read about in the news last week. Some quirky, some worrying and some very serious issues came to light, as it was reported that a Robben Island ferry had a problem with its radar system and therefore caused the skipper to overshoot the island. Max du Preez, the well known journalist and columnist for Independent Newspapers, resigned last week due to an action taken by his employer, which seems contradictory to their name.

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Mon
12
Jan

What a week - 12 January 2015

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ANC Celebrates its 103rd Birthday in DA run Cape Town It was reported that the Cape Town city centre was awash with the gold, green and black of the ANC, as people scrambled to catch public transport to the venue. Local artists performed at the party, and President Jacob Zuma gave a statement which touched on topics such as corruption, the electricity crisis which he blamed on the old apartheid government, land expropriation, and other issues facing the country.

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Mon
15
Dec

Another week in SA

What a week in SA 15 Dec

This last week was a bit of a circus in South Africa with members of the ANC Women's League wearing panties on their heads in protest. And it was announced that the two Pretoria University Students who were kicked out of the residence for dressing up as domestic workers were allowed back in for 2015. The police got their hands on a massive plantation of marijuana and burnt it to the ground in Limpopo last week, possibly putting a major dent in the illegal supply to the province.

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Mon
01
Dec

What a week in SA - 1 December

Another week in SA

Last week in SA we experienced bizarre weather in Bloemfontein and a violent Cigarette heist which left two injured near Randfontein. We also heard from a number of MP’s who at least agreed on one thing, and that is that the behaviour seen in parliament over the last few months is dangerous. A bit of good news, at least, is that the Minister of transport is working on a plan to try and alleviate the rush hour traffic on Gautengs Highways. Armed Gang Ripping off Cigarettes On Thursday it was reported that an armed gang of 12 men had attempted to rip-off a truck loaded with cigarettes.

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Mon
24
Nov

Another week in SA

Another week in SA

Last week we heard some shocking stats about the number of rhino killings that have occurred in Sout Africa this year. We also heard the news on how the Nkandla homestead fence has already started falling apart, and how the famous Monte Casino Hyundai Balloon broke free and floated off over the Johannesburg skyline. Oscar Pistorius celebrated his 28th birthday behind bars and is supposedly not receiving special treatment, however there are reports being investigated to the contrary.

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Mon
17
Nov

What a Week in SA - 17 November

What a week

The circus dropped in on parliament on Thursday evening with chaos breaking out and a scuffle ensuing between MP’s and Police. Maybe we should have allowed His Holiness the Dalai Lama into the country to learn more about peaceful talks after all! And what’s up with that massive Cape Cobra visiting the beach in Hout Bay? I suppose he has every right to be there, as this is a country which doesn’t discriminate against anyone or anything. Isn’t it?

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