The 10 finalists for a prestigious literary award were announced at the University of Cape Town yesterday.
Boerehaat author and British darling Marlene van Niekerk’s “uncompromising look” at poor Afrikaans communities has netted her a place in the finals of … Read the rest
Zimbabwean youths were stopped yesterday from digging up the remains of Cecil Rhodes from his grave in the Matopos Hills, just outside Bulawayo.
The Zanu-PF youths assembled at the party’s Bulawayo offices, from which they intended to go to the … Read the rest
Three paramedics were held at gunpoint during the early hours of Wednesday, while trying to save the life of a five-year-old girl who was suffering from seizures, ER24 said.
An ER24 ambulance and a rapid response vehicle were dispatched to … Read the rest
The White House found itself in a thorny situation recently when its chief florist, Laura Dowling, quit and was reportedly escorted from the residence on the eve of Valentine’s Day.
That’s according to a Monday night account by The Washington … Read the rest
Angelina Jolie, an alleged a heroin addict, said she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer.
Her latest bizarre announcement in a New York Times column printed on Tuesday came nearly … Read the rest
A passenger plane flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf has crashed in a remote and mountainous area of southern France, officials have confirmed.
The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, said he fears between 142 and 150 people have been killed.
The … Read the rest
Preaching the climate change gospel can be tough work, especially on Twitter. Software developer Nigel Leck got tired rehashing the same 140-character arguments against climate change deniers, so he programmed a bot that does the work for him. With citations!… Read the rest
President Jacob Zuma handed over 85 new tractors to the Masibuyele Emasimini project in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal in June 2010 to encourage small-scale farming.
The The R500-million for the project is wasted it seems. The project was intended to help … Read the rest
The political upset this week does not come from France, where Marine Le Pen came out stronger in local elections, but from the Netherlands.
The largest party, the liberal VVD has announced that it wants to abolish asylum completely for … Read the rest
Representatives of about a dozen “far-right” groups from across Europe gathered in Russia Sunday for a pro-Kremlin conference as concern grows over Moscow’s alleged attempts to court “extremists” on the continent.
About 150 members of Russian nationalist and right-wing European … Read the rest
The water got too hot for Starbucks’ ill-defined race crusade.
The java giant is pulling the plug on its controversial “Race Together” campaign, according to a company memo from CEO Howard Schultz.
Baristas were no longer to write “Race Together” … Read the rest
US spies operate in Switzerland without much fear of being unmasked, because Swiss intelligence, though knowledgeable and very professional, poses no threat to them, former NSA contributor Edward Snowden told Swiss TV.
“The reason that made Switzerland so interesting as … Read the rest
Manuel Valls, the French prime minister, reminded his bedraggled Socialist Party in September last year of the obvious: “The Front National is at the gates of power” as the Left tries to avert the electoral catastrophe with the usual mantras: … Read the rest
Franklin Delano Roosevelt is not the man to quote in support of the market economy. He was, after all, the president who gave America the assault on free-market capitalism known as the New Deal. He also capitulated to communism at … Read the rest