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  • South Africa: Man Photographs Cheetahs Attacking Wife

    05/06/2012 7:55:05 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 5, 2012 | The Associated Press
    South Africa: Man Photographs Cheetahs Attacking Wife The photos taken by a tourist from Scotland show his wife on the ground, hair flying, blood on her neck, with two cheetahs nearby (Violet D'Mello poses with a cheetah while being photographed by her husband Archibald during a visit to Kragga Kamma game reserve near Port Elizabeth, South Africa.) JOHANNESBURG — The photos taken by a tourist from Scotland show his wife on the ground, hair flying, blood on her neck, with two cheetahs nearby. The Port Elizabeth Herald reported Friday that Violet D'Mello of Aberdeen, Scotland, was attacked by cheetahs on...
  • From bully boys to wimps: the decline of SA's military (South Africa)

    05/04/2012 8:41:31 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa ^ | May 04 2012 | PHILLIP DE WET
    From bully boys to wimps: the decline of SA's military It is a good thing that Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe do not seem to have any territorial ambitions, because if they chose to annex a few South African provinces, the defence force would be hard-pressed to stop them, especially if Lesotho decided to get into the action. A large and long overdue review of South Africa's defence capabilities and needs, now in the phase of public consultation, paints a grim picture. The country has too few fighting men and women, often with old or useless equipment, often without the discipline...
  • Cat Survives Two-Hour Washing Machine Ordeal In South Africa

    05/04/2012 5:30:18 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | May 5,2012 | NewsCore
    JOHANNESBURG -- A cat survived after it was tossed around inside a washing machine for almost two hours in Johannesburg, the South African newspaper The Star reported Friday. Karin Bennett, 63, heard meowing noises coming from close to her washing machine and began to search for her cat Tabitha.
  • Businessman tells of South African prison rape that left him HIV positive

    04/26/2012 8:11:42 PM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies ^ | 04/26/2012 | Fred Attewill
    Sean Smith, a business partner of rugby star Gareth Thomas, said he was attacked up to eight times a day during his 19-month stay in St Alban’s jail after his arrest on suspicion of a multi-million-pound fraud. The 42-year-old, was targeted in a cell he shared with 90 inmates in 2007. ‘They did it not just as part of gang dominance but in my case it was showing supremacy over a white man – I was the only one there,’ he said.
  • The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

    04/25/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | May 2012 Issue | James O. E. Norell
    DID YOU KNOW SOUTH AFRICA HAS A CONSTITUTION THAT'S FAR SUPERIOR TO OUR OWN? THAT'S WHAT ONE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AS WELL AS SHADOWY ACTIVITIST GROUPS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO EFFECT CHANGE, BELIEVE. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa … a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights …” -Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jan. 30, 2012. That stunning disavowal—by an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court—of the Constitution she has sworn...
  • Gang rape video goes viral, shocking South Africa

    04/18/2012 11:38:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies
    AFP ^ | April 18, 2012
    A video of a 17-year-old girl being gang raped spread by cell phones through South Africa on Wednesday, shocking a nation battling an epidemic of violence against women. The girl was reported missing in late March and was apparently raped last week in the Johannesburg township of Soweto, police said. Reporters from the tabloid Daily Sun brought the video to the attention of police, who found the girl on Wednesday and began arresting suspects. "She was found with another man in his house," Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele told the Sapa news agency. "Obviously she is traumatised and we are going...

    04/16/2012 3:49:34 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 30 replies
    Afrikaner Genocide Museum ^ | 04-16-2012 | Dr. Gregory Stanton
    “The white Boer, the Afrikaner, is easily the highest at-risk group for murder on Earth ... 310 in 100,000 per year actually. By comparison, in London the yearly probability of getting murdered is 3 in 100,000.”
  • Petronas unit Engen suspends Iran oil imports (S. African importer)

    04/04/2012 6:53:06 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    The Star/Reuters ^ | Apr. 5, 2012
    Johannesburg: Petroliam Nasional Bhd's (Petronas) Engen unit, the biggest South African importer of Iranian crude, said it has suspended imports of oil from the Middle Eastern nation amid economic sanctions by the United States and the European Union. The company had contingency supplies in place, Engen spokeswoman Tania Landsberg said in an emailed response to questions. Engen, which operates the country's second biggest refinery based in Durban and with a capacity of 135,000 barrels a day, normally buys about 80% of its supplies from Iran. Engen was “under heavy pressure” to halt Iranian imports because of sanctions, Petronas chief executive...
  • Eye Witness Reports on America’s Death

    04/02/2012 5:32:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 3 replies ^ | 03/02/2012 | n/a
    When South Africa was a Western nation, it was regarded as behind the times. Now that it has become a Third World socialist hellhole, it has leaped ahead to show us our future. For the sake of a coward’s concept of peace, white South Africans allowed their country to degenerate into savagery. A South African journalist reports under a pseudonym: "White South Africans, you should remember, have been in that part of Africa for the same amount of time whites have inhabited North America; yet ultimately South Africans voted for their own suicide. We are not so very different from...
  • Who is Going to Fact-Check Team Obama? Their Statements on Iran Aren’t True.

    03/31/2012 1:20:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | March 31, 2012 | Richard Grenell
    The simple fact is that team Obama has passed ONE UN resolution on Iran. They got only 12 votes of support in that ONE resolution (12/15 votes for a failure rate of 20% on Iran votes at the Security Council). The Bush team got FIVE resolutions on Iran (THREE with Sanctions). In those FIVE resolutions, team Bush lost just 2 total votes (73/75 votes for a failure rate of 2.6% on Iran votes at the Security Council). Additionally, team Obama hasn’t produced a UN resolution on Iran since June 9, 2010 (almost 2 years ago). One only needs to look...
  • Review: A Grim Look at South Africa

    03/24/2012 10:10:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Edomonton Journal ^ | Saturday, March 24, 2012 | Candace Fertile
    Absolution author Patrick Flanery Absolution Patrick Flanery Knopf Canada 400 pp; $29.95 This novel gave me nightmares. It even gave me daymares, but I had to read it. Patrick Flanery’s debut novel is a searing look at South Africa both before and after the legal dissolution of apartheid. But as Flanery shows, the troubles are far from eradicated. Sam Leroux is a South African who went to New York for graduate school, married an American named Sarah, and is now back in South Africa because of his wife’s job as a journalist and his own plan to write the...
  • Signs of the times: street names debate rages in Pretoria (South Africa)

    03/23/2012 7:04:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies · 2+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 23 March 2012 | David Smith
    What's in a name? Centuries of conflict, bloodshed and debate over the ownership of history, if it belongs to a street or city in South Africa. Eighteen years after the demise of white minority rule, the country continues to struggle with the renaming of public spaces that reflect the new order while acknowledging a difficult past. Although there is no shortage of tributes to Nelson Mandela, they still sit cheek by jowl with signs bearing the names of racial apartheid architects such as Hendrik Verwoerd. Nowhere is the debate more intense than in the administrative capital and seat of the...
  • Whites can be and are victims of South African genocide

    03/23/2012 7:38:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    The Tower Light ^ | March 11, 2012 | Johannes Burke
    I was picking up my daughter Monday afternoon at school to take her to a doctor’s appointment when I noticed something that warmed my heart. I saw several different messages in large chalk words around campus. “Stop White South African Genocide” and “Stand Fast South Africa” were chalked throughout my short walk on campus. When I left South Africa in 1998 and brought my family to the United States to flee the genocide of my people, I found that no one knew about what was truly going on or seemed to care. The idea that whites could be the victims...
  • Pres S.Africa sings about committing genocide against white people(Boer), shooting and killing them.

    03/21/2012 6:03:17 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 15 replies ^ | 21MAR12 | Eeyore
    Either you are for racism, or you are not. If you object to racism then this is about as objectionable as it gets. Frankly I grow so disgusted with the leftist and smug narrative of so many people on these matters while the very existence of massive groups of people, who, quite frankly, have been the most benevolent group in the history of the world. One only needs look at the populations of countries that white people built to bear that out. This is truly awful. I hope indeed that some nation or powerful group will come to the aid...
  • The G6 - Still Outgunning the Competition (South African artillery)

    03/15/2012 8:40:33 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Denel, South Africa ^ | March 15, 2012
    The G6 - Still Outgunning the Competition 15:38 GMT, March 15, 2012 Twenty five years after it astonished the global defence community, South Africa’s G6 self-propelled Gun-Howitzer still sets the standards against which all long-distance artillery are being measured. “The G6 was ahead of its time when it was first launched in 1987,” says Stephan Burger, the CEO of Denel Land Systems. “Through our continuous research and investment in the gun we have ensured it remains ahead of the pack as the most versatile and reliable artillery system in its class.” “We are still outgunning all our global competitors by...
  • U.S. 'Disgusted' With China, Russia Veto on Syria Resolution

    02/04/2012 2:39:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/12 | David Lev
    In a move that was decried by the U.S., France, and Arab countries, Russia and China on Saturday vetoed a U.S.-backed proposal at the UN Security Council to condemn Syrian leader Bashar al-Assed for violence against Syrian citizens. The resolution that had demanded that Assad resign was backed by the Arab League, and the League on Saturday night called on Arab countries to shut down their embassies and consulates in Syria, and remove Syrian ambassadors from their countries. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said that Washington was "disgusted" by the vetoes. The vetoes followed a particularly bloody night...
  • US Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg: South Africa has a better Constitution model than US.

    02/04/2012 2:17:13 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 126 replies
    Patroit Action Network ^ | 2/4/2012 | Darla Dawald
    US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg tells Egyptians: Don’t look to the “OLD US Constitution” for guidance in drafting a new constitution. Justice Ginsburg holds in high esteem the constitution of South Africa and Canada.
  • Justice Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constitutions of South Africa or Canada, Not to the US ..

    02/02/2012 3:30:12 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 51 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 1-30-12 | Al-Hayat (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which aired on Al-Hayat TV on January 30, 2012. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: It is a very inspiring time - that you have overthrown a dictator, and that you are striving to achieve a genuine democracy. So I think people in the United States are hoping that this transition will work, and that there will genuinely be a government of, by, and for the people. [...] I met with the head of the elections commission. I think that the first step has gone well, and that elections...
  • Justice Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constitutions of South Africa or Canada, Not to the US

    02/03/2012 2:27:14 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    MEMRI ^ | January 30, 2012 | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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  • South Africa’s restored Cheetah fighters make Ecuador debut

    01/25/2012 7:34:14 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Flight International ^ | 01/25/2012 | Stephen Trimble
    South Africa’s restored Cheetah fighters make Ecuador debut By: Stephen Trimble Washington DC Ecuador has received 12 ex-South African Air Force Cheetah C/D fighters, ordered in late 2010, from Denel Aviation. Ecuador President Rafael Correa Delgado announced on 21 January that the entire batch of 12 fighters has arrived from South Africa. The 10 C-model and two D-model Cheetahs had been in storage since their retirement from service in South Africa four years ago. Ecuadorian officials visited South Africa in April 2009 to start negotiations, and signed a $78 million contract in December 2010. The deal also includes five years...
  • Women in Malawi protest attacks over skirts, pants

    01/20/2012 1:36:52 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    ap ^ | January 20th, 2012 | Raphael Tenthani
    It's been 18 years since the late dictator Hastings Kamuzu Banda's "indecency in dress" laws were repealed in Malawi, but mobs of men and boys in the largely conservative southern African country have recently been publicly stripping women of their miniskirts and pants. ... Other African nations, including neighboring South Africa, have seen similar attacks and harassment of women. Last year, women and men held "SlutWalks" in South Africa, joining an international campaign against the notion that a woman's appearance can excuse attacks. "SlutWalks" originated in Toronto, Canada, where they were sparked by a police officer's remark that women could...
  • Mauritius tops African household lighting survey

    01/13/2012 9:06:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    ESI-Africa ^ | Friday the 13th, January 2012 | unattributed
    A Gallup survey done across 20 sub-Saharan African countries on the main sources of lighting for households saw Mauritius fair best, with 100% of respondents saying this was provided by power lines. South Africa came in second at 80% in terms of households with grid supplied power for lighting, followed by Ghana (67%), Nigeria (66%) and Cameroon (65%). At the bottom of the list in this survey for electrical grid power supplying household lighting was Liberia at 4%, followed by Chad and Burkina Faso at 8%. In Chad, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, Uganda and...
  • No sign of Nelson Mandela as South Africa's ANC turns 100

    01/08/2012 9:00:45 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 8, 2011
    Tens of thousands of chanting and dancing revelers waved the green and gold colors of the African National Congress as Africa's oldest liberation movement celebrated its 100th anniversary Sunday, though many South Africans say the party hasn't delivered on its promises since taking power in 1994. Whites are not the only ones tied up in land disputes. Mandela's grandson, Mandla, who attended the celebration, faces allegations of land-grabbing by families in Mvezo, the village where Mandela was born. A court will hear the case later this month. Villagers charge Mandla Mandela, a traditional chief, of illegally expropriating their land and...
  • Mandela grandson to marry despite ban on 3rd wife

    12/26/2011 5:46:50 AM PST · by Loyalist · 12 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | December 26, 2011 | AF
    Nelson Mandela's grandson will tie the knot with a third wife in a traditional ceremony Saturday despite a court ban on the wedding, according to a report. All systems were go for chief Mandla Mandela's union with Swazi princess Mbali Makhathini at the Mvezo Royal Palace in rural Eastern Cape province, family spokesman Sidima Mnqanqeni told Sapa news agency. "We are confident that there will be no disturbance and the marriage is on," said Mnqanqeni. Mandla is a grandson of former South African president Nelson Mandela and also a member of parliament. He heads the Mandela family clan. A South...
  • Jacob Zuma blames Christianity for South Africa's problems

    12/21/2011 3:00:00 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Wednesday 21 December 2011 | Barney Henderson
    South African president Jacob Zuma Mr Zuma, South Africa's first Zulu president, told an event in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal that Christianity brought about "orphans" and "old-age homes" thereby destroying Africa's traditions, according to South Africa's Times newspaper. "As Africans, long before the arrival of religion and [the] gospel, we had our own ways of doing things," he said. "Those were times that the religious people refer to as dark days but we know that, during those times, there were no orphans or old-age homes. Christianity has brought along these things." Mr Zuma's office later issued a statement saying...
  • South Africa's Johannesburg rises again

    12/17/2011 3:19:00 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    AP ^ | December 13, 2011
    <p>Now as the city celebrates its 125th birthday, creative South Africans are seeing gold in warehouses and cheap office space, and they're revitalizing neighborhoods with galleries, museums, shops, studios, clubs and restaurants.</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG - (AP) -- Johannesburg dates its beginnings to the discovery of gold in 1886. Its downtown, where skyscrapers tower over deep mines, was abandoned by business in recent decades, and squatters turned the office towers into high-rise slums. But now, as the city celebrates its 125th birthday, creative South Africans are seeing gold in warehouses and cheap office space, and they're revitalizing neighborhoods with galleries, museums, shops, studios, clubs and restaurants.</p>
  • How Will South Africa Fare Without Nelson Mandela?

    12/11/2011 7:21:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    PRI's The World ^ | November 23, 2011 | Alex Gallafent
    Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela is 93 years old. He spends most of his time at home in Qunu, his ancestral homeland in rural South Africa. The former president and anti-apartheid campaigner made few public appearances in recent years. But Mandela is rarely far from people’s minds. Heidi Holland, a journalist based in Johannesburg, met Mandela frequently after his release from prison in 1990. Now she gets regular updates on his health. “He’s not sick,” she says, “he’s just fading away, as old men do.” “And he had a tough life, you know, all that breaking of rocks in the quarries...
  • Durban climate change conference: Big three of US, China and India agree to cut carbon emissions

    12/11/2011 10:26:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 4+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 12/11/11 | Louise Gray
    Durban - A new deal to "save the planet" will force the world's three biggest emitters the US, China and India to cut carbon emissions for the first time, although scientists fear it will come too late to stop global warming. More than 190 countries managed to finally agree a new climate change deal amid chaotic scenes in the early hours of Sunday morning in Durban, South Africa. (Snip) In the end the wording was decided in an extraordinary 10 minute 'huddle' between the exhausted ministers to decide the fate of future generations.
  • France pushes Syria meeting at divided UN council

    12/10/2011 4:31:59 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Reuters India ^ | Saturday, December 10, 2011 | Louis Charbonneau
    The U.N. Security Council agreed on Friday to France's request for a briefing on Syria's rights crackdown from the U.N. human rights chief, overcoming resistance from Russia, China and Brazil, Western envoys said. Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, president of the Security Council this month, said Navi Pillay's closed-door briefing would probably take place on Monday. He dismissed suggestions from Western envoys that Russia had opposed the briefing, although he acknowledged Moscow and others had reservations. "We expressed a position, a concern, which also some other members of the Security Council had ... that there is a division of labor,"...
  • With weak economy abroad, white S. Africans head home

    12/10/2011 1:42:48 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | Nov 19, 2011 | Thomas Donzel
    The Short family packed their bags and moved back to South Africa after 10 years in London JOHANNESBURG — After 10 years in London, the Short family packed their bags and moved back to South Africa, part of what experts say is a growing trend of white expatriates returning home. "London was very good to us but it was never home," said Julie Short, who met her husband Wallis in the British capital, where their two young daughters were born. The couple were among the estimated 800,000 white South Africans who moved overseas, mainly to Britain, Australia and New Zealand,...
  • South Africa's Capital To Be Renamed in 2012

    12/10/2011 1:57:53 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 43 replies
    VOA ^ | November 22, 2011
    Cityscape of Pretoria, the capital of South Africa in 2010. The official who oversees South Africa's capital, Pretoria, says the city will have a new name by the end of next year. The mayor of Tshwane municipality, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, says all of Pretoria will be renamed Tshwane by the end of 2012. The ruling African National Congress party has been working for years to rename the capital Tshwane, but the move has been strongly resisted, mainly by white South Africans. Ramokgopa says the issue is currently before the culture minister for approval, adding his municipality would be "resolute and stubborn"...
  • Black rugby player assaulted for ‘invading Boer territory’

    12/10/2011 2:03:50 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    Informante ^ | Wednesday, 09 November 2011 | Edson Haufiku
    Jemeneus Paavo, an 18 year-old black rugby player of the Windhoek Rugby Club (WRC), was assaulted in Windhoek’s Southern Industrial suburb last week Friday, after being questioned on why he was present at “Kieppies”, a bar widely perceived as a ‘place for whites only’.
  • Survival of the whitest: inside an Afrikaner boot camp

    12/10/2011 1:28:13 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Nov 2011 | Elles van Gelder
    Thick clouds of diesel smoke fill the air outside a rundown guest farm, three hours’ drive east of Johannesburg. As the stench dissipates, a group of boys, aged between 13 and 19, spill from the bed of a rusty truck, lugging huge bags full of military clothing. 'There are old bloodstains on my uniform,’ one of them says, as he trades his trainers for army boots. Shouted orders ring out. Groaning, the boys raise 15ft tent poles among the cowpats dotting the grassland. The large army tent that they put up will be their home for the next nine days....
  • Earliest Human Beds Found in South Africa

    12/09/2011 6:40:10 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 30 replies
    Science Magazine Online ^ | 8 December 2011 | Michael Balter
    Sleepy time at Sibudu. Researchers have found microscopic evidence (inset) of 77,000-year-old bedding at this South African cave. "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise," wrote Benjamin Franklin in his Poor Richard's Almanack. That may have held true a couple of hundred years ago, but when it comes to our ancient human ancestors, researchers don't know much about how—or even where—they slept. Now a team working in South Africa claims to have found the earliest known sleeping mats, made of plant material and dated up to 77,000 years ago—50,000 years earlier than previous...
  • Greenpeace activists living in a dream world

    12/02/2011 3:10:24 PM PST · by Clive · 8 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-12-02 | Patrick Moore, Guest Columnist
    As environmental activists fly to Durban, South Africa to attack Canada’s climate change position at the UN climate change talks, I can’t stand idly by while false allegations continue to be made about one of Canada’s most innovative and important industries: The oil sands. Canadian oil is no “dirtier” than any other oil. When the full life-cycle is calculated, oil from the Canadian oil sands emits between 18 percent higher and 8 percent lower greenhouse gases compared to other sources of crude oil. I strongly favour reducing our dependence on fossil fuels by adopting technologies that use less of them....
  • Surrender "Completely"and Receive My LOVE for YOU \o/

    12/01/2011 5:35:48 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 12-1-11 | Jedediah
    SURRENDER COMPLETELY AND RECEIVE MY LOVE FOR YOU ! My surrender to you is eternal , for as My Sacrifice was a promise and a statement of My Love coming down through the Father ! It is Now time for You to SURRENDER wholeheartedly to Me . I need to see a heart opened forth right and true ; to discern My Presence ! That you make " ALL " Known to Me ~ free for release and in this surrender as you raise your hands and lower your defenses and pride I WILL COME ! And My SPIRIT ,...
  • U.N. Climate Conference's Goal? One-World Gov't

    11/30/2011 3:48:40 PM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies
    IBD ^ | November 29, 2011 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY
    The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, opening on Nov. 28, called COP-17, is one of a series of U.N. meetings working toward a specific goal. Advertising for this meeting features a long list of celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, U2's Bono, Ted Turner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore and Michael Bloomberg. The U.N. goal is to move the United States into a global government by environmental regulations and a vast network of taxes. These newly imposed taxes will give the U.N. a tremendous stream of money in addition to U.S. dues and congressional appropriations.The plan for taxes was...
  • I AM your Kingdom Walk and Existence \o/

    11/23/2011 1:35:44 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-23-11 | Jedediah
    Ordinary measures are not warranted anymore for I have overcome for you and in Me you reside in the heavenlies. So cast off your flesh when it distracts you from My Will of virtue and Righteousness and "Remain" in "MY" Loyalty for I AM all you need to KNOW! John 15:9 (AMP) 9I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [[a]continue in His love with Me]. Acts 17:28 28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his...
  • The T Spot: Pansi with e-toll robbery (#OWS-style rant against tolls in South Africa)

    11/15/2011 12:37:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The New Age ^ | November 14, 2011 | Tselane Tambo
    HAIBO man, I mean really, it’s not fair. It’s not right. Haibo, angeke! (Hell no!) The thing is that we only earn so much money, and in my sector that isn’t very much at all, and we give so much of it to the tax man and the electricity man and the gas man and the pool man and the hair man and the mani-pedi man and the restaurant man and the education man and the church man and I can go on into a lot of et cetera. From whence comes this e-toll man, now? There is not space...
  • Farmer is gouged to death by pet hippo Humphrey who was 'like a son to him'

    11/14/2011 7:56:34 AM PST · by george76 · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14th November 2011 | Dan Newling
    A South African farmer has been killed by the pet hippopotamus he raised from the age of five months, and which he once described as being 'like a son' to him. Humphrey the Hippo gouged owner Marius Els, 41, to death by repeatedly biting him in a vicious attack on Saturday night. The farmer's mutilated body was discovered submerged in a river running through his 400-acre farm in rural South Africa. ... Hippos are considered to one of the world's most dangerous animals. They are, by nature, very aggressive -... They commonly attack humans with no apparent provocation, usually using...
  • Expectant South African Couple Discover they are Brother and Sister

    11/04/2011 7:08:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 85 replies · 1+ views ^ | Nov.4, 2011
    BUSHBUCKRIDGE, South Africa - An engaged South African couple expecting their first child have found out they are actually brother and sister. The unnamed couple made the shocking discovery when their families met to discuss marriage arrangements ahead of their baby's birth next month, the Sowetan reported Thursday. Neither knew that they had a sibling as they were brought up separately following their parents' acrimonious split. The girl was raised by her mother in Pienaar while her brother was brought up by his father around 50 miles (80 kilometers) away in Bushbuckridge. Their families were brought together for the first...
  • South Africa: IBSA -- Push Syria to End Bloodshed

    10/16/2011 5:34:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    All Africa ^ | Sunday, October 16, 2011 | Human Rights Watch
    India, Brazil, and South Africa are not leveraging their rising global influence to help stop the bloodshed in Syria, Human Rights Watch said today. Leaders of the three countries should use their two-day Heads of State and Government Dialogue Forum, hosted by President Jacob Zuma on October 17, 2011, to categorically demand that the Syrian government end its widespread and systematic attacks on antigovernment protesters and activists. Syria should also grant access to UN investigators and human rights monitors, Human Rights Watch said. The "IBSA" forum in Pretoria brings together India, Brazil and South Africa, all of whom currently hold...
  • Is the British Royal Navy aiming for Michelle Obama?

    10/15/2011 6:55:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | October 15, 2011 | Meredith Jessup
    Are the British finally planning revenge for that whole American Revolution dust-up from a couple centuries ago? First Lady Michelle Obama’s security detail is apparently taking no chances. According to the Daily Mail, a British Royal Navy vessel was ordered to turn its onboard guns because they were parked pointing toward at a hotel Mrs. Obama was staying in during her recent visit to South Africa. Fearing the First Lady might be in danger, minders ordered the captain of the HMS Edinburgh stationed in Cape Town, South Africa, to switch them away from her five-star suite. The U.S. agents have...
  • Royal Navy ordered to turn ship's guns(blanks),they were pointing at Michelle Obama's hotel room

    10/15/2011 6:36:51 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 37 replies · 1+ views
    A British Royal Navy ship was ordered to turn its guns around because they were parked pointing at a hotel room Michelle Obama was staying in. Fearing the First Lady might be in danger, minders ordered the captain of the HMS Edinburgh stationed in Cape Town, South Africa, to switch them away from her five-star suite. The U.S. agents have since been accused of overreacting after it emerged the Sea Dart missiles were, in fact, loaded with blanks having been used during a ceremony in honour of a sailor who had died. Former Royal Navy officer Mike Critchley told the...
  • Dalai Lama visa blocked 'over S. African trade fears'

    10/09/2011 4:58:51 AM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 5 replies
    JOHANNESBURG — South Africa refused to give the Dalai Lama a visa to visit for Desmond Tutu's birthday because the foreign ministry feared his trip would jeopardise trade ties with China, a newspaper reported Sunday. "The People's Republic of China is South Africa's largest trading partner and was key in avoiding the last recession, among others," read a secret foreign ministry document, which the weekly City Press said it had obtained. The document said that South Africa's "strategic relationship" with China depended on Pretoria unconditionally supporting Beijing's "one China" policy, which rejects Tibetan independence. China regards the Dalai Lama as...
  • South African Air Force delivers more with less

    10/02/2011 7:41:46 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Sep 30, 2011 | Christopher Szabo
    South African Air Force delivers more with less Special Posted Sep 30, 2011 by Christopher Szabo Despite budget cuts and a tight economy worldwide, the South African Air Force (SAAF) is able to deliver a credible force and continue its multiple roles of deterrent, air-sea rescue, training, maritime and land surveillance and even fire fighting. This is according to the leadership of the SAAF which invited media to a breakfast and briefing, which was attended by Digital Journal. This comes the day before the Waterkloof Air Show, a once-off demonstration to welcome the return next year of the African Aerospace...
  • South Africa's AHRLAC draws numerous potential buyers

    09/29/2011 4:00:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    Flight Global ^ | 27 Sep 2011 | Craig Hoyle
    South Africa's AHRLAC draws numerous potential buyers Craig Hoyle London 05:01 27 Sep 2011 South Africa's newly unveiled advanced high-performance reconnaissance light aircraft (AHRLAC) design has already attracted significant market interest, according to its main industrial backer. Paramount Group executive chairman Ivor Ichikowitz told Flightglobal that negotiations are already underway with several air forces in Africa, eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, with further interest also coming from other European nations. "The real interest is from the developed, first-world markets," he said. Early demand is being placed mostly on the proposed high-end, armed version of the aircraft, but...
  • South Africa Firms Build Niche Plane

    09/27/2011 2:47:56 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 28 replies
    wo South African companies are attempting to elbow their way into the global defense market with an unusual new aircraft developed on home soil. Paramount Group and Aerosud Holdings Ltd. on Tuesday will unveil the Ahrlac, a compact plane that they say merges the capabilities of a drone, an attack helicopter and surveillance aircraft. "There's nothing like it in the marketplace," says Paul Potgieter, managing director of closely held Aerosud. The Ahrlac—short for Advanced High Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft—aims to fill a niche left by less-versatile and more-expensive rivals. Most countries on the continent rely on modified cargo planes or...
  • South African arms company unveils first African-made military plane

    09/27/2011 10:50:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 09/27/2011 | Gillian Gotora
    South African arms company unveils first African-made military plane By: Gillian Gotora, The Associated Press PRETORIA, South Africa - The first military aircraft designed and built by African companies was unveiled Tuesday by a South African arms company which said it had already received orders for the lightweight plane. Ivor Ichikowitz, head of Johannesburg-based arms maker Paramount Group, called the plane a breakthrough, but experts said its simple design was similar to planes produced by other countries, and said it will have tough competition. Ichikowitz said the AHRLAC plane can be used for peacekeeping missions and reconnaissance and is armed...
  • Afrikaner Farmers Migrating to Georgia

    09/17/2011 11:06:50 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 52 replies
    VOA ^ | September 15, 2011 | James Brooke
    South African farmer Piet Kemp inspecting baby corn in Sartichala, Georgia A South African court on September 12 convicted Julius Malema, president of the African National Congress Youth League, of hate speech for singing "shoot the Boer, kill the Boer" at a rally last year. But some Boers (white South African farmers) say they have had enough of violence and racial tension in South Africa and are planning to move out. VOA's James Brooke visited one Afrikaner who started farming this year in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Piet Kemp's family farmed in southern Africa for four centuries. But...