Last week Friday it was controversially announced that funding for the families of the Marikana shooting was to be withdrawn, as no basis in law existed for it. Justice Minister Jeff Radebe announced this morning that this decision has now been reversed, and the regulations amended.
There’s no denying that a Lamborghini is a highly desirable motor car – especially the über-sexy 2012 Aventador. Some people will do anything to get one, even at the high price of R3,75 million. Spending all that cash may leave you a little broke, so much so that you can’t pay your tickets.
You may remember the story of Josef Frizl, the crazy Austrian who locked up his daughter in the basement. He was eventually caught out by the police, and will be spending the rest of his natural life in jail. He now wants a divorce from his marriage of 52 years, claiming his wife has failed to visit him.
Complaining that sex education guidelines are woefully out of date, the UK teachers union, the National Association of Head Teachers has called for a novel new approach to helping kids learns about all those funny changes and why girls and boys get together. This shouldn’t cause any trouble with parents, I’m sure.
This morning we told you about Donald Trump’s desire to get his hands on the US President’s records and passport. This is the so-called ‘birther’ movement, with trump at the helm. Last night, Barack Obama, when asked about Trump’s bounty of $5 million, hit back with a light-hearted reply.
Juggling is a pretty neat party trick, ever more so when you can do it with empty classes or your best mate’s triplets. Not all juggling involves throwing things in the air though – contact juggling is a completely different beast, and this video from the 2012 Japan Juggling Festival Championship will leave you mesmerised.
Fingers were pointed in every direction at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana shooting on Monday. With transport for the victims now seemingly sorted out to an extent, proceedings got underway in Rustenburg with opening statements by the representatives of the various groups.
Last Friday’s Spice broke the news that Mxit CEO Alan Knott-Craig Jnr had resigned from the self-claimed largest social network in Africa. Citing a difference of opinion from shareholders as to the company’s expansion strategy, Knott-Craig Jnr resigned from the cellphone social network, as well as its holding company, World of Avatar.
Currently studying in Bosnia, the grandson of the late North Korean Great Leader Kim Jong-Il, and nephew of the Young General Kim Jong-Un, has given a rare TV interview. The interview was for Finnish television, with former Under Secretary General of the UN, Elisabeth Rehn.
Having just come out of winter, and with a decreased summer load on the national grid, you would expect that a little relief would be in order from our nation’s energy supplier – not quite. After lukewarm showers, green swimming pools and rooms lit with a single lightbulb, we’ll be finding out this week if we’re in for another increase in the price of electricity.
If you’ve managed to get your hands on an iPhone 5, or have recently upgraded to iOS 6, you may be in for a bit of a nasty surprise at the end of the month when you receive your data bill, if you haven’t already. Users of the new software are reporting a massive increase in data usage.
Charlie Sheen may have been the top paid TV star last year, but he’s absolutely nowhere this year. Forbes, the magazine about all things money, has just released it’s annual list of top-paid TV actors – but who’s made the top of the list?
Kim Jong-Un’s new bride, Ri Sol-Ju, has not been seen for more than 40 days. South Korean media is reporting that she has not been accompanying the Young General on visits, but the real question is – where is she?
Speaking to students at the University of Limpopo, our favourite fallen from grace ex-political figure said that South Africa should be taking its cues from Zimbabwe when it comes to staging a successful revolution. This comment comes after a visit to Zimbabwe by Malema over the weekend.
Foxconn, the largest electronics manufacturer in the world, has admitted that some of its employees may not have met the minimum age of employment in China. Already a subject of huge controversy surrounding its labour conditions, this latest allegation is not helping the manufacturer’s ailing reputation.
I don’t like cyclists very much, I’ll be the first to tell you. But even I have to marvel at the ingenuity of this new Israeli invention. Amateur cyclist and Israeli inventor, Izhar Gafni, has created a bicycle made of cardboard – which could be the massive game changer for rural people who need to get from A to B.
Showing the signs of the political tension between the Inkatha Freedom Party and the National Freedom Party, violence erupted outside a KZN courtroom yesterday. This resulted in the shooting of an IFP member, Siya Dlamini, who was killed as a result.
Last night, at about 8pm local time, an Austrian by the name of Felix Baumgartner rose 128 000 feet into the air and jumped, free-falling 128 000 feet from the stratosphere. Part of the Red Bull Stratos project, this is the highest skydive ever attempted. He even landed on his feet. We’ve got the video.
Oh, snap! Apple and the Swiss are not having a good time right now. This morning, we reported in the Spice that Apple has just had to license the iconic Swiss-designed railway clock for use in its iOS 6 operation system. Now, Swiss photographer Sabine Liewald has filed a lawsuit against Apple for what she claims is the unauthorised use of one of her photographs.
Julius Caesar, the most prominent and famous of all the Roman rulers was stabbed on the 15th of March, 44BC – known as the Ides of March. We know this thanks to the many classical texts detailing the event. For the first time, archaeologists suspect they may have found physical evidence.
Following the press junket for their new movie, “Seven Psychopaths,” Christopher Walken, Colin Farrell and Sam Rockwell sat down with website Screen Junkies. They spoke a little of the new film, but mostly gave us some great insight into redneck culture.
It would be safe to deduce that Prince Harry’s adventures in Las Vegas and the happy snaps to go with it would have given the city of sin some good publicity. Exactly how much though? The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority crunched some numbers and have come up with a number.
If you’ve ever been to Scotland, or seen Braveheart, you’ll know that the Scots and the English aren’t the best of friends. Scotland currently operates under its own set of laws, and has a devolved government in Edinburgh, but it is now looking at making things a little more permanent.
Apple Maps is in hot water yet again, this time not because some poor guy tried to get to Constantia and ended up in Turkey, but rather for revealing sensitive military information. Taiwanese authorities have asked Apple to take Google’s lead, and rather post low-res pics of sensitive places.
I’d be lying if I said we didn’t see this coming. I thought it might end up being a kinky skin flick (if it isn’t already), but as it turns out, Hollywood has embraced the latest in mom-erotica. The sexy (and bondage-filled) adventures of billionaire Christian Grey and literature student Anastasia Steel are heading to the silver screen.
The people over at sex.com have decided to open their wallets in a bid to distribute Hulk Hogan’s now infamous sex tape – described online as “a fucking masterpiece.” Why wouldn’t they, with the tape featuring a suntanned bleached-blond with huge boobies, and a woman.
You may have heard of the pornstar martini cocktail – it’s all the rage in Cape Town at the moment. A bar in the UK added a new twist to the popular drink, adding liquid nitrogen to give it that cool, smoky effect, falling down the rim of the glass. This proved problematic to a UK teen who ended up in hospital as a result.
You just can’t ignore a headline such as “Wood loses testicle in Grand Final.” We know rugby isn’t a game for sissies, but this brings a whole new meaning to pain. You can wince a little bit gents, it’s OK. I did.
Well I’m certainly looking at this weekend’s Rocking The Daisies festival a little differently. A Canadian man is breathing a huge sigh of relief after police laboratory tests revealed that his grow operation was completely legal. He tried to raise this with the police during the raid, but I’d imagine that the “It’s not weed, I swear!” excuse wasn’t that effective.
A local Russian boy has come upon the remains of a woolly mammoth, a creature that is estimated to have walked on the earth about 30 000 years ago. After excavation by local paleontologists, it has been described as the second best preserved mammoth ever discovered.