France hasn’t yet fixed a date for delivery of the first of two Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia (scheduled for November 14), the French defense minister said. If France doesn’t deliver due to US and NATO pressure, it will have … Read the rest
A new proposal drafted by the Unicode Consortium would introduce more “racial diversity”, apartheid actually, into the popular emoji characters used in messages on smartphones.
The proposal, edited by Google’s Mark Davis and Apple’s Peter Edberg, would bring skin tones, … Read the rest
The SA Human Rights Commission on Wednesday said it would investigate another toilet segregation allegation at an animal clinic in Louis Trichardt, Limpopo.
“We are not aware of this allegation, but we will look into it,” SAHRC spokesman Isaac Mangena … Read the rest
This season, the US National Football League is attempting the impossible: banning the n-word within the chalk-lined borders of its purview.
As with the previous attempts, the NFL’s “zero tolerance” policy — which gives referees leeway to issue a 15-yard … Read the rest
A 41-year-old man was shot in front of his family during an attempted hijacking in Glen Marais on the East Rand, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.
Wimpie Gadney was shot in the chest and died on arrival in hospital, said … Read the rest
We take it whence it comes, your tirade against Steve Hofmeyr. The truth is sometimes brutal, but it remains the truth. Steve’s right of course – he knows his history (his people had the written word so things can … Read the rest
Just the other day a gigantic coal silo collapsed, creating Eskom, our state electricity utility’s latest crisis, plunging parts of the country into the dark. Photographs of cracks appearing in the edifice had already been published in January, yet nothing … Read the rest
Russia is to build eight nuclear power units in Iran, as a new partnership agreement, guaranteed by the IAEA, was signed in Moscow on Tuesday.
The head of the Rosatom, Sergey Kirienko, and the chief of the Atomic Energy Agency … Read the rest
President Ian Khama’s bid to appoint his brother, Tshekedi Khama, as deputy-president has been thwarted as Botswana’s government says it will accept a court ruling to counter the move.
Khama, re-elected for a second term last month, wanted lawmakers to … Read the rest
The white man who allegedly attacked a gardener with a sjambok in Claremont may be a local dentist, according to threats he levelled at his victim early on Sunday.
Gardener Muhammed Makungwa claims to have been late for work in … Read the rest
The Economic Freedom Fighters’ land-grab policy kicked off in Pretoria yesterday when local party leaders led an invasion of council-owned land earmarked for low-cost housing.
The executive committee of the party’s Nellmapius ward 86 delivered local people to “Malemaville” but … Read the rest
CNN International withdraws from Russian cable networks from December 31, 2014, according to a letter from Turner Broadcasting System Europe (CNN owner) TASS learnt about on Monday.
CNN is broadcast by operators of paid cable and satellite television, including Akado, … Read the rest
Watching the excellent CNN coverage yesterday of the 25th anniversary of the breaking down of the Berlin Wall takes me back to 1964 when I was on my way to a new country South Africa from Canada with my … Read the rest