Glencore and Xstrata agree $90 billion merger

(Reuters) – Glencore and Xstrata agreed an all-share merger worth $90 billion (56 billion pounds) on Tuesday in the industry’s largest ever deal, creating a commodities powerhouse spanning mining, agriculture and trading.

Glencore, the world’s largest diversified commodities trading house, … Read the rest

Eugene Terre’Blanche trial continues

Eugene Terre'Blanche
The murdered Eugene Terre'Blanche and his horse Attila

Argument in a trial within the trial of two people accused of killing rightwing leader Eugene Terre’Blanche will be heard on Tuesday.

The High Court sitting in Ventersdorp would then decide on … Read the rest

South African male nurse raped cancer patient

A male nurse who allegedly raped a terminally ill cancer patient in a Bloemfontein hospital will appear in the city’s magistrate court on Tuesday.

Last month, the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court postponed the matter for a final decision from the provincial … Read the rest

South Africa looking for new minerals

South Africa will be looking for new minerals to mine as a way to boost investment, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said on Tuesday.

“There is significant potential for the discovery of other world-class deposits in areas that are yet … Read the rest

Newt Gingrich calls Mitt Romney ‘timid’

Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich

Republican Newt Gingrich vowed on Sunday to press ahead with his struggling presidential bid after a big loss in Nevada, saying he will focus on drawing a contrast with “timid” rival Mitt Romney.

Romney, the Republican front-runner, easily … Read the rest

PRAAG deeply concerned about SA press preedom

MEDIA RELEASE BY PRAAG (PRO-AFRIKAANS ACTION GROUP) ON 3 MAY 2010

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day being celebrated today, PRAAG has expressed its “deep concern about South African press freedom”. Speaking in Johannesburg, the leader of the … Read the rest

PRAAG welcomes UN investigation into Afrikaner genocide

After many letters and three overseas visits to bring violent attacks on Afrikaner farmers to the attention of the international community, PRAAG welcomes the imminent visit of a UN delegation to investigate the possibility of genocide in South Africa.

The … Read the rest

German authorities advise against use of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer

German’s web safety authority has warned web users not to use the Internet Explorer browser until a newly discovered and serious security defect has been fixed.

The Federal Information Technology Safety Office BSI said computers could be infected with a … Read the rest

3 black men get life sentences for killing blonde little Danielle Esterhuizen (5)

Protesters outside the courthouse where Danielle Esterhuizen's killers were being tried

Three men convicted of the fatal shooting of five-year-old Danielle Esterhuizen were given life sentences in the Johannesburg High Court on Wednesday, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) news said.… Read the rest