After President Jacob Zuma’s idiotic statement that all the problems in South Africa started with the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck in 1652, we have been noticing quite a number of Jan van Riebeeck profile pictures, cartoons and T-shirts on … Read the rest
The mutilated body of a retired doctor was found on his game farm in Limpopo on Monday, after he was presumably murdered on Saturday.
Netwerk24’s Marietie Louw-Carstens reported on Tuesday that Louis-John Botha, 64, is the second farmer in the … Read the rest
Firefighters are continuing to battle a fire on the mountains and hills above several residential areas in the South Peninsula in Cape Town.
Cape Town Disaster Risk Management said on Tuesday that firefighters were battling three areas, on the Hout … Read the rest
The Nemtsov murder investigation has focused on the theory that the crime was organized by a Chechen militant commander Adam Osmayev, of the Dzhokhar Dudayev battalion, who also was named in the case concerning the attempt to assassinate Vladimir Putin. … Read the rest
A lucrative black market exists for the body parts of albinos, who are believed by some to possess magical powers that can bring good luck. But as police in Tanzania crack down on the grisly trade, activists in neighbouring Malawi … Read the rest
The tower in question is the primary microwave relay into the ill-named “New York” Stock Exchange which actually is located just off MacArthur Boulevard and Route 17 in Mahwah, New Jersey, and is arguably the “most important tower” in the … Read the rest
This week I was invited to address an important conference of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Scholars from Russia and from around the world, Russian government officials, and the Russian people seek an answer as to why Washington … Read the rest
The federal government has admitted that national and international companies in Ukraine benefit from EU subsidies and loans. Fertile lands in Ukraine are being transferred to Ukrainian oligarchs and international seed companies, and in return the Kiev government receives international … Read the rest
The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their … Read the rest
I can’t imagine that anyone in his right mind would actually want to go to the 91st birthday party of Robert Gabriel Mugabe which takes place this Saturday.
It promises to be an event of truly spectacular moral ugliness. While … Read the rest
The Swedish government has appointed a “secret asylum-group” planning for 400,000 new immigrants over the next five years – the equivalent of a large Swedish city, the newspaper Dagens Industri revealed yesterday.
The Secret Asylum group is a group of … Read the rest
European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny has warned against kicking Russian banks out of the SWIFT payments transfer system as part of tighter sanctions on Moscow, the Austria Press Agency quoted him as saying on Thursday.
Such a move “we … Read the rest
The secret to a long life, says Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, who has just turned 91, is “not filling my stomach”.
His country has been struggling with food shortages since his drive to chase white farmers from their properties.
In … Read the rest
Business and diplomatic travellers from South Africa’s BRICS partners will receive port of entry visas into the country, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Thursday.
“I have approved the issuance of port of entry visas to BRICS business executives … Read the rest