Mulder rewriting history, say Young Communists

Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder is trying to rewrite history and suggest that settlers and colonialists found South Africa as a “house to let”, the Young Communist League of SA said on Sunday.

“The fact is that land was … Read the rest

Sunday Times editor attacks Pieter Mulder over land remark

The managing editor of the Sunday Times, Mondli Makhanya, has attacked Freedom Front leader Pieter Mulder over his remarks on South African land ownership. Makhanya entitled his weekly column,  Apartheid denialism drives a knife into belly of black SA and … Read the rest

KZN University to probe racial comments

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Westville campus is probing racial comments posted on its facebook page earlier this week, spokeswoman Nomonde Mbadi said on Friday.

“All matters in this regard are currently under investigation. The university’s internal disciplinary processes will be … Read the rest

‘South African land grabs not an option’ – or is it?

The idea of claiming land without compensation is “out of touch with reality”, Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said on Friday.

“Land grabs are not an option, there is no policy like that. By doing so you will have to … Read the rest

Taxi violence in Pretoria

Police were monitoring East Lynne, east of Pretoria, on Friday morning after violent fights between taxi owners the day before, Captain Pinky Tsinyane said.

The Mamelodi Long Distance Taxi Association and the PLAZA Taxi Association were allegedly involved in violent … Read the rest

ANC must take land, Mantashe tells Young Communists

The ANC cannot be a liberation movement if it does not tackle the issue of land reform, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday.

“The land question is at the centre of the struggle. If we raise it in … Read the rest

DA says Pieter Mulder needs ‘history lesson’ on land

Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder needs to be reminded about the “real history” of South Africa, the DA said on Thursday.

“Instead of denying our history, as Mr Mulder does, we must do everything we can to ensure that … Read the rest

Love is a dying tradition: work is eliminating families

by Charlene Smith

Don’t cry if you’re no-one’s Valentine, love is a dying tradition as marriages and family life disappear according to a rush of new studies released this month.

The Brookings Institute in the United States reported on February … Read the rest

SA govt wants cities to control trains

The government is considering handing control of passenger train services from the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) to cities, Beeld newspaper reported on Monday.

Deputy Transport Minister Jeremy Cronin said the government wanted cities to develop programs for a … Read the rest

Cele said ‘shoot to kill’, court told

A Sowetan journalist has testified in court that suspended national police commissioner General Bheki Cele used the words “shoot to kill”, the newspaper reported on Monday.

Mhlaba Memela testified against Cele, who had denied saying this, in the High Court … Read the rest

‘Capitalism a scam’ – South African trade union

Growing poverty, unemployment and equality around the world indicate capitalism is a scam and must be scrapped, Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini said on Thursday.

“The world is looking for a way out,” Dlamini told delegates attending the sixth Presidential Council … Read the rest