This from timeslive.co.za:
EFF leader Julius Malema said he wanted to be an inspiration to others by graduating.
“I graduated with the sole intention of wanting to inspire many other people,” Malema said after the graduation ceremony. “We all know that revolutionaries have a responsibility to lead by example through accumulating knowledge.”
Malema donned his gown and walked on to the Unisa stage on Wednesday to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree.
It was a night of joy for Malema and his supporters. As he walked into the ZK Mathews Hall, those inside cheered and ululated as he took his seat.
As he made his way to the stage to receive his degree, the hall erupted with screams. His family danced in the front row.
With fist high in the air, Malema walked off. People shook his hand as he returned to his seat.
Doing honours in philosophy
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STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE
It has come to my attention that my name is being used in what appears to be a phishing scam.
Thus far, five separate messages have been reported to my office. Each of the e-mails has been sent from the following e-mail address: email@example.com. The subject line of four of the emails is ‘BRICS Bank funding’.
Please note that this e-mail address does not belong to me.
It would appear that a fake Facebook profile is being used to solicit contact details. Once the e-mail address is received, an e-mail is sent to said address asking whether the recipient would be able to use grant funds worth £450 000 (R9 739 448) from the BRICS bank to ‘explore job opportunities for our citizens’. Once they agree, they are added to a beneficiary list and asked to pay £250 (R5 415) in order to obtain a BRICS non-residential beneficiary form.
This afternoon I met with the South African Police Service (SAPS) to open a case for further investigation.
Members of the public are urged not to respond to e-mails coming from this account. I would also like to make an appeal to residents to forward these e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can have record of them and hand them over to the SAPS to assist in their investigation.
This from ewn.co.za:
Jeffrey Wenninger says he repeatedly tried to verbally and physically resist the singer’s alleged advances.
JOHANNESBURG – Sir Elton John is facing a sexual harassment claim from one of his former security guards.
Jeffrey Wenninger claims the singer touched him inappropriately several times throughout the course of his employment in 2014.
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This from news24.com:
Johannesburg – The Constitutional Court will hand down judgment in Nkandla matter on Thursday this week.
In a letter by the senior registrar’s clerk of the Constitutional Court, it informs parties that judgment would be handed down at 10:00 on March 31.
The matter relates to security upgrades – paid for the taxpayer – made to Zuma’s home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.
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City Law Enforcement staff were instrumental in apprehending a gang of armed robbers this morning who had stolen a hefty sum of money from the local Engen garage.
The City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement staff based in Bonteheuwel had an eventful start to their day when officers chased down a gang of armed robbers. Continue reading
At 13:30 this afternoon Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical Services was alerted to a motor vehicle accident where a car rolled off the Franschhoek Pass and caught alight. Witnesses on the scene report that the vehicle was travelling in the direction of Villiersdorp and one person was seen trapped inside the burning wreck. Emergency Services including medical, rescue and fire are all on scene. No further details are available at this time.
CAPE TOWN. – Robin Peterson and Justin Kemp, two names intimately associated with a golden period in the rich history of the Cape Cobras, will leave the franchise at the end of the season. Kemp will retire from first-class cricket at the end of the 2015/2016-season after a splendid career in which he featured in four tests and 85 One Day Internationals for South Africa.
He was a major factor in assisting the Cobras to lift ten trophies in the past eight seasons as belligerent middle-order batsman, dependable and probing medium-pacer and one of the best poachers of a cricket ball ever produced by Western Province and the Cobras. In 58 domestic one-day cup matches, he struck 1246 runs at an average of 31.94, while capturing 38 wickets. He also assembled 1691 four-day runs and captured 83 wickets at an average of 27.45.
As a slip-fielder, his name is mentioned in the same breath as Brian McMillan and Neil Johnson as three of the finest who ever played the game under the Oaks. He was a devastating finisher in one-day cricket. Kemp’s 89-ball unbeaten century against India at PPC Newlands for South Africa in 2006 is still fondly remembered. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Vice Squad and Liquor Enforcement Units had numerous successes in the last week during a series of autonomous and joint operations focusing on prostitution and illegal liquor sales.
On Wednesday 16 March 2016, the Vice Squad conducted a joint operation with the Hawks on a suspected brothel in the Cape Town central business district. They arrested four women for prostitution. While searching the premises, a client who was in one of the rooms on the second floor tried to escape by jumping through the window. The man smashed the window frame and fractured his leg upon landing on the ground. He was transported to Groote Schuur hospital for treatment.
‘Fortunately for this man, pain and embarrassment are the worst of his woes as current legislation doesn’t provide for a client using the services of a prostitute to be charged unless they are caught in the act. Had he known that, I imagine he would not have turned stuntman,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith. Continue reading
SA Rugby has for the first time addressed the potential threat of match fixing in the sport by putting in a place a monitoring service for Vodacom Super Rugby and Springbok Test matches in 2106.
SA Rugby has partnered with Sportradar, a Swiss-based global leader in providing data services to media companies, bookmakers, sports federations and state authorities, to operate a match fixing detection service.
SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said: “We have recently seen allegations of match fixing in other South African sports and it is a threat that SA Rugby is not complacent about.
“In the past few years, World Rugby has really stepped up their quest in ensuring the integrity of the game is upheld with their ‘Keep Rugby Onside’ campaign and we fully support that. Continue reading