Showing posts from 2006

When guns become outlawed

Johannesburg - Music star Zola, who played a gangster in the Oscar-winning film Tsotsi, has urged South Africa to back a UN-driven accord aimed at controlling weapons worldwide.

Zola said weak gun restrictions fed crime and drug addiction among teens in poverty-stricken communities.

"You have to look at how guns and drugs end up in the communities. These kids aren't bringing them to Soweto.

"But they get into drugs, crave them and then go into the streets hunting.

"Ordinary people on the street are terrified because someone could rob you," he said at an anti-weapons drive launched by lobbyists on Thursday.

Armed robberies against businesses have increased 32% in the past year while hijackings occurred at a rate of more than one every hour, official SA figures show.

"We don't know, sitting at traffic lights or in our driveways, if it's safe or if someone might put a gun to your head," said Zola.

Zola has enjoyed enormous success on the SA music scene …

Human rights should be humane first

Vereeniging - "Democracy is to hear what the people say. A referendum regarding the death penalty must be held now," says Judge Gerhardus Hattingh.

"All right-thinking South Africans, brown, black or white, want the death penalty to be re-introduced," said the judge in sentencing three young men for the murder of Makgabo Matlala, granddaughter of Transvaal Judge-President Bernard Ngoepe.

Johannes Siphiwe Molefe, 22, was sentenced to two life terms for rape and murder, and 20 years' for robbery.

Lucky Ndlovu, 21, received a life sentence for murder, two life terms for repeated rape, and 20 years' for robbery.

Steve Tsietsi Mhlanga, 22, was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment for robbery and 10 years for taking part in the crime. The sentences will run concurrently.

Referred to constitution

Judge Hattingh said a true democracy was to listen to the people. The time had now arrived, he said.

In passing sentence, he referred to the constitution, which stated every …

Who is this Tutu guy and why do I like him?

Motshegoa said" "We can't allow Tutu to undermine decisions that are taken within constitutional structures of the ANC."
As the archbishop said, he is merely voicing his opinion. I for one am very glad that someone within the ranks of the idiotic ANC has his head screwed on right. Archbishop Tutu is putting his head on the line. Why? He has nothing to gain. He is well-respected nationally and abroad for his role in maintaining peace in South Africa. I think the man knows a thing or two about both the ANC and its mindless masses, of which this Motshegoa is a prime example.

Motshegoa added: "Does Tutu think he is higher than the court that cleared Jacob Zuma, or does he think he has a better moral base than others?".The proof of the pudding is in its taste.

By the way, Zuma is cleared of a rape charge under technicalities. However, Zuma is still on trial for his role in the arms deal that has more holes in it than a Swiss cheese. Where there is smoke, …


Captain's log, stardate 030806.38 special. I've never been to this piss-up which was aptly described by a camp mate as "the gathering of the Parktown prawns of humanity". Naturally, my pale pallor does not respond favourably to extreme heat, but since this was the coldest week in the history of South Africa, I think I shall fare quite well considering. Also, being a Boere and an ex-Voor Trekkie made things easier. Give me cold beer, give me victory or give me death!

The Enterprise hosted Chancellor Greekorian and company to dinner on the first night. Our manners weren't exactly Emily Post. Aye, a few native substances of dubious origins and even lesser known destinations were to blame. Captain's note: The Funnelagon is not to be utilised at Enterprise functions any longer. Well, at least not in front of a friendly species you want to stay friendly with much longer.

Chancellor Greekorian was stationed on the premises for a scouting expedition to ensure that we b…

DA blasts 'Dr Garlic'

Cape Town - "By the time, the Soccer World Cup comes to South Africa it will be too late for five million of us who will have to watch the games from a garlic- and beetroot-induced afterlife," says Democratic Alliance MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard.

She was referring to Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang's repeated "recipe" for defeating the Aids pandemic - eat garlic, beetroot and lemon.

However, the minister's garlic mantra did not sit well with Kohler-Barnard, who accused her also of treating the nation's doctors and nurses as her own personal army and conscripting them to "years of poorly-paid conscription" to "rat-infested hospitals".

The health minister, speaking in parliament on Tuesday in debate on her budget vote, emphasised: " Shall I repeat garlic, shall I talk about beetroot, shall I talk about lemon ... these delay the development of HIV to Aids-defining conditions, and that's the truth."

Taken from News24

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KING CRIMSON - Eyes Wide Open (2 DVD set of live performances

I am glad this Art Rock masterpiece is certified “A” by the moral watch dogs at F.P.B. Thanks to their sniffing about, the chaotic fury and harshness of reality are now completely tame. Children can mature into fully grown pansies without suspecting the existence of even an ounce of evil in the world. Imagine the surprise their first inner city mugging will provide. It will also have a soothing effect to whoever finds my collection of severed heads, my collection of unrated (and certainly uncertifiable) plush Cthulhu toys and my collection of Asian midget minor porn to see an all-ages DVD basking in a halo of certified, restricted sanctity at my pad. Ah, Asian midget minors. They grow up so fast, but how can you tell?

At least for the time being, my lair of hedonistic indulgement remains undiscovered and the world remains a safer place thanks to F.P.B and censorship in general. You may settle down and allow KING CRIMSON to unleash their sonic debauchery in the comfort of your own home …
drop it like it's a Ghoff

Rise of the Killer Ostriches

Ostrich attacks doctor
George - A doctor from Oudtshoorn had to know how to pedal on New Year's Eve when an ostrich in rut flew at him on a mountain bike route winding through a game reserve at the Klein Brak River.

Dr Jaco Jordaan, 38, and his wife Lorette, 36, were both participating in the Grabadoo mountain bike, road bike and walk/run event when they rode through an ostrich camp at the Botlierskop Game Reserve.

Bystanders said the ostrich had apparently been standing around all morning, looking curiously at the cyclists.

Jordaan said the ostrich "suddenly" attacked her husband about 20m metres before the gate of this camp. "I saw the ostrich standing there. All at once he darted straight at Jaco. I got such a fright, perhaps because I saw everything happening.

"He kicked Jaco on the calf - luckily it was not serious. I think I got a bigger fright than my husband,"' she told Die Burger on Tuesday.

Ladies and gentleman, the end is nigh. First there were …