An Iranian woman who was blinded by a man who threw acid in her face seven years ago prevented the Iranian government from literally taking “an eye for and eye”.
Investigative journalist, Jacques Pauw, has written a fascinating expose about the man who once claimed to be South Africa’s youngest billionaire, Mandla Lamba. In the article Mandla and Pauw have a heart to heart, in Diepsloot prison.
I wrote yesterday about how depressed I was about the apparent lack of the rule of law in our fair land. Well today I am feeling a little better. The reason: The constitutional court has said that President Jacob Zuma’s decision to extend Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo’s term of office is unconstitutional.
South African Rugby Union chief executive, Jurie Roux, was totally pissed off yesterday when the media asked him whether or not the Springboks are actually at some secret training camp, in preparation for the World Cup.
As you are well aware, the last few days have been somewhat of a nightmare for the many who’ve been stuck in cars along the N3 and Van Reenen’s pass. We are simply not used to snow and were certainly not prepared. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom, as this video illustrates.
It seems that there truly isn’t a day goes by where some politician is caught on the take, then denies it, then blames the media, and then gets off. Monday was Malema’s turn and Tuesday Was Bheki’s. His mate Nathi got to explain just why the chief needed to spend 1.498 million Rand on plane trips.
My friend Lara is a vet in training and spent most of this month putting her hands in animals. Whilst out fiddling with animals in the Kruger Park, she noticed that even the parksboard is trying to cash in by introducing various ass-flavoured products.
The ANC Youth League has attacked the media for reporting on Julius Malema’s finances, claiming that it’s all a big conspiracy against him and that the media is “funded” by the right-wing Afrikaaner group “Die Broederbond”.
The Springboks can count themselves lucky that this was a massive weekend for news; a weekend which included an international terror event, the death of a user of massive quantities of drugs, and corruption allegations being lead against a certain J. Malema.
The SABC says its own internal investigation has found no evidence to substantiate a news article that claims the broadcaster paid Chief Mandla Mandela three million Rand for the rights to former president Mandela’s funeral.
After a brief leaked appearance on Tuesday, the trailer for “”The Amazing Spider-Man” is back online for eager movie-goers to see. If you thought the crappy version of the franchise should never have been made, like I do, you’re in for some well-deserved relief: it looks quite good.
Every now and then it’s important to share news that makes one rethink the definition of the word “gross”. This was the first word that came to mind when I read about this latest medical marvel: the first time a fully formed nipple has been found on a woman’s foot.
A person of limited brain activity has attacked media man Rupert Murdoch with a cream pie as the eighty-year old was being questioned by MPs at a parliamentary committee hearing on the ongoing phone hacking scandal. The man’s name is Jonnie Marbles and he’s hilarious.
Research In Motion (Rim), the makers of BlackBerry, has been severely criticized for having two CEOs, but apparently there’s really only one man who wears the pants in the ever-deteriorating domestic situation that is the Rim boardroom: Mike Lazaridis.
By now you are probably familiar with the chaos surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s empire of media companies, including the hacking scandal that has seen “The News of the World” shut its doors after more than 150 years. So it’s only a matter of time before someone makes a movie out of the whole debacle. This is what it would look like.
Today the DA will ask Sars to investigate the fearless ANC Youth League leader, Julius Malema’s finances. According to the party’s police spokesman, the DA has information that points to Malema building a 16 million Rand mansion, complete with panic room.
Many of you may know the frustration of having your video removed from YouTube, simply because you used some insignificant part of someone else’s song. Now Lady Gaga knows exactly how you feel, even worse, she’s had her entire account suspended by YouTube.
There cannot possibly be a cooler animal than this: A mutant snake with two heads. And now, for your entertainment, you can see one. All you have to do is go to the Ukraine, famous for the beautiful nuclear-wasteland, Chernobyl.
In a landmark decision, Austria has granted “pastafarian”, Niko Alm, the right to wear a pasta strainer on his head for his driver’s license photo.
Here’s a fun video on gun safety, by Derek “Tex” Grebner, who describes himself on his YouTube channel as “a pretty unprofessional outdoors show host and an unbiased online gear reviewer”. In the video, Tex shows us how not to draw your Kimber Pro Carry II .45 ACP from its holster, by shooting himself in the leg.
Paul Allen, founder of Ancestry.com, not to be confused with the co-founder of Microsoft, has said on his Google+ page that the new social network may surpass ten million users within the next 24 hours. Zounds!
I wrote earlier this morning about a row over the World Cup anthem “Waka Waka”, in which a musician called Dominic James claims that the song by Shakira, featuring Freshlyground, has been incorrectly credited, and has benefitted Freshlyground unfairly. Here is Freshlyground’s reply, which seems to suggest that Sony is mostly to blame for the saga.