Obama calls for soul searching over Baltimore

United States President Barack Obama has called on the nation to do some soul searching if the underlying tensions between African American communities and the police are to be fundamentally addressed.

Speaking at the White House a day after hundreds … Read the rest

Tycoon says Apartheid was bad for business

Apartheid was not good for his businesses Johann Rupert, chairman of the Remgro and Richemont groups, declared on Tuesday.

He was one of the speakers at the FW de Klerk Foundation’s conference on issues related to the South African economy … Read the rest

Waterkloof 4 – Exploring the trial

Kevin_Kingby Kevin King

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Most of us are aware of the ongoing saga of the Waterkloof 4 (Tiedt, van Schalkwyk, Becker & Du Preez), four underage white boys convicted of having assaulted and killed a homeless … Read the rest

Police task force subdue hostage takers

The four Mangaung prison inmates who held a woman hostage were successfully overpowered by a special police task force, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega announced on Thursday.

The woman, an official of G4S which manages the Mangaung prison, was rescued … Read the rest

Former gang leader Staggie offered cleaning job

Former Hard Livings gang leader Rashied Staggie, 57, who is currently on day parole, will be employed as a general cleaner at a Belville office from Thursday, Beeld reported.

Staggie was sentenced in 2003 to 15 years in prison on … Read the rest

Mandela’s Empire

by Albert Brenner

The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth — it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true. – Jean Baudrillard

Bearing an analogy derived from Jorge Luis Borges` On Exactitude … Read the rest

Paroled Waterkloof 2 ordered back to prison

Two of the so-called “Waterkloof Four” who were released from prison under correctional supervision 18 months ago have been ordered back to prison, Beeld reported on Thursday.

Three judges in the High Court in Pretoria ordered Reinach Tiedt and Gert … Read the rest

White man from Pretoria sues police for wrongful arrest, rape by cell full of black detainees

A Pretoria man who claims that fellow detainees in police cells spent a night raping and assaulting him after he was unlawfully arrested, is suing the minister of police for more than R1 million, Beeld reported on Monday.

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US and Canada lock up blacks, Indians

By Matt Moir, The Tyee

Idle No More is forcing many Canadians to be Willfully Blind No More.

Ostensibly, the movement spearheaded by Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence is about the protection of First Nations’ treaty rights. At its core, though, … Read the rest