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Man appears for Meqheleng murder


knife_murderA man alleged to have fatally stabbed another in the Meqheleng area outside Ficksburg was denied bail in the Ficksburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, Free State police said.

Captain Phumelelo Dhlamini said Liphaphang Ben Masilo, 25, was arrested in connection … Read the rest

Turkey hires 6 000 trolls


trollsSay you’re a government that recently faced massive public opposition that organized through social media, bad enough you considered banning Twitter outright. What’s your next step?

If you’re Turkey, you start playing that game yourself.

The country’s ruling Justice and … Read the rest

FW’s Folly, a cautionary tale


Cartoon_ZAPIRO_FW_De_Klerk_speaks_with_a_forked_Tongueby Gustav Venter

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FW de Klerk, pink peeling face bloated as if by cortisone, funereal smile stretched under dull eyes, his political ideas as obsolete as a typewriter, his opinion blighted by the ridicule of … Read the rest