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SA’s first coloniser was a coloured

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

Suspects named in Nemtsov murder

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

The most important tower in the world

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

‘Don’t kick Russia out of SWIFT’

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

SA issues BRICS visas

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