[Fwd: Taxi driver charged with culpable homicide (trimmed)]

While thousands gathered on Sunday for a ceremony at the railway
crossing where 10 children died in a taxi on Wednesday, police arrested
the taxi driver moments after he was discharged from hospital.

The 55-year-old man is expected to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate's
Court on Tuesday on a charge of culpable homicide.

Nine children were killed in the crash at the Blackheath crossing, and a
tenth, 10-year-old Jade Adams, died in hospital three days ago.

Witnesses and one of the survivors, 16-year-old Luciano de Koker, said
the taxi driver had overtaken a number of cars and tried to cross the
tracks even though the boom was down.

An oncoming train had then smashed into the taxi.

Yesterday Luciano's mother, Jocelyn de Koker, said that, although her
son did not want to speak about the crash, he had told her that the taxi
driver had often ignored the booms and driven across the tracks.

This article was originally published on page 1 of Cape Times on August
30, 2010

[Fwd: Teachers strike set to delay exams]

Pics: "Teacher's strike in Tembisa" (those very same people that you
have entrusted to educate, supervise and protect your children?)


Tue, 24 Aug 2010 11:36

Matric pupils will know in the next few days whether they will write
their preliminary exams next week.

The exams were scheduled to start on 3 September but the ongoing
public servants strike has meant pupils have not covered all of the
necessary work.

Township schools have been hit the hardest by the mass action. Last
week, only around 20 percent of schools in Gauteng were open.

Over a million public servants are on strike over wages. Government
says it is essentially giving them 8.5 percent, just 0.1 percent less
than what unions are demanding.


[Fwd: Urgency]

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias was on television with British TV host
Anne Diamond when he used the word "mañana" (pronounced "manyana").

Diamond asked him to explain what it meant.

He said that the term means "Maybe the job will be done tomorrow, maybe
the next day, maybe the day after that. Or perhaps next week, next
month, next year. Who really cares?"

The host turned to Mr. Sipho Msontwana who was also on the show and
asked him if there was an equivalent term in his native language.

"Eish, Madam" he replied, "in Xhosa we don't have a word to describe
that degree of urgency."


[Fwd: Why the ANC hates a free press]

[Fwd: Pap en wors...]



Fwd: Gauteng Blonde

Fwd: Hannah vannie Kaap


[Fwd: Why do South African Police officers wear reflective jackets?]


[Fwd: Jackie Selebi has little to fear about being gang-raped in prison]

In fact, says a former outlaw, prison will be safer than the streets of

Allan Heyl is a man who knows prisons, having spent 27 years behind bars
for his crime spree with the Stander Gang in the early 1980s. He did his
time in correctional facilities in South Africa and in the UK, and he
wants to give the former top cop gone bad some pointers on surviving

"You must speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil. Don't trust anyone,
don't stick your nose in anyone's business and hope to find a friend
soon," says Heyl. Also, don't flash cash.

It is likely that it will take just a few weeks for Selebi to find his
feet, and then it will be a matter of dealing with the monotony of years
in prison. But Selebi has little to fear in prison, even though he is an
ex-policeman, Heyl believes.

Jailbirds turning on convicted cops with knives is all Hollywood, he
says. "I never saw anyone, or heard of anyone, being raped in 27 years
of prison."

Having experienced the worst of jail, Heyl feels that Selebi's sentence
is too harsh for a white-collar crime that involved no violence and will
do little to rehabilitate him.

"What does it achieve, what is the point? It is a society hellbent on
vengeance," he says.

In time, if he is well behaved, Selebi will get privileges. He can earn
the right to have a radio in his cell, maybe a clothes iron one day.

"It will be the best of what hell can offer.

"But he will have to wear that orange uniform and eat that food," Heyl

This article was originally published on page 5 of The Star on August
04, 2010


Fwd: New product from ABSA

ABSA now finances iLobolo.

The bank gives you a Lobola Loan and you pay back on a monthly basis
(instalments). When you fail to pay your instalments, ABSA does the
usual repossession and sells the wife as a "2nd Hand Wife" at an
auction to recoup their loss.

Most guys are vying for this as it makes divorce easy and less costly.

If you don't want her any more you simply miss payments and she's gone.

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