Woolworths will continue stocking Israeli goods

After Julius Malema and the EFF’s calls for a boycott of Woolworths, there was some consternation in South Africa’s Jewish community as to whether they should not boycott Woolworths too: for acceding to Malema’s demands!

However, according to the South … Read the rest

Joburg serves contaminated food to their staff

Johannesburg City officials are served contaminated food at the Metro Centre as well as at functions catered for by food companies appointed by the City of Joburg.

In the city’s quarterly reports for January to March, it has been revealed … Read the rest

Mandela’s legacy: the Shell House massacre

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by Dan Roodt

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Twenty years ago, on 28 March 1994, the ANC’s militia massacred a crowd of protesting Zulus in downtown Johannesburg, using automatic weapons against men armed only with … Read the rest

Boerehaat and South Africa’s Khmer Rouge 1

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Few outsiders understand the ethnic dynamics of South Africa. Foreign journalists come here and imagine that we are some kind of remake of the USA, transposing American ethnic categories (and Hollywood movies) onto us. Of course, … Read the rest

Police recover a rocket head in Joburg

cbdjoziIn an intelligence driven operation, members from the national Crime Intelligence office, the Organized Crime Unit in Johannesburg and a local dog unit arrested two men and recovered a rocket head last night.

Intelligence operatives responded to information that a … Read the rest

South Africa’s war of perspectives and the whites’ dwindling fortunes

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by Dan Roodt dan[at]praag.org

Ever since Britain started getting seriously interested in South Africa after the discovery of diamonds at Kimberley in 1866, there have been at least two conflicting views of the country. Throughout the twentieth century too, South … Read the rest

Black security guards caught committing robbery at factory

adtThe South African Police Service National Investigation Unit under the direction of Lieutenant General Vinesh Moonoo foiled an organised business robbery at a warehouse in City Deep, Johannesburg on Monday morning.

The detectives received information that a company called Mpisi … Read the rest

Johannesburg hijack accused to apply for bail

One of four men implicated in a hijacking filmed on CCTV in the Johannesburg CBD was expected to apply for bail in the city’s magistrate’s court on Monday.

Police arrested Siphelele Mdlalose, 29, Khanyisani Ngubane, 24, Mhlonishwa Mchunu, 36, and … Read the rest

Four men arrested for hijacking in downtown Johannesburg

Four men have been arrested in connection with the hijacking of a family’s car in central Johannesburg, which made headlines when CCTV footage of the crime was posted online, Gauteng police said on Friday.

On Thursday Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said … Read the rest

Traffic diverted in Johannesburg for Economic Freedom Fighters

efferTraffic will be diverted in Newtown on Friday during a protest march by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters against e-tolls, Johannesburg metro police said.

Spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the protest would start from Mary Fitzgerald Square at … Read the rest