Monthly Archive: December, 2012

Clr Williams breaks record in Robben Island swim

      (Article and pics, courtesy of ZwemZa) The Robben Island crossing is regarded as one of the toughest open water swims in the world. Cold water, apex predators, swimming through a busy shipping… Continue reading

Warning to bathers: stronger rip currents, higher tides for the rest of this week

Warning and a Video: From tomorrow, 13 December, the new moon brings with it Spring Tide, higher than normal high tides, lower than normal low tides and much stronger than normal rip currents… Continue reading

R100 000 reward for tip-off leading to arrest of rhino poachers

 South African National Parks (SANParks) will offer a cash reward of R100 000 to anyone who can provide information  leading to the arrest of poachers and a further R1 million for a successful conviction… Continue reading

Ostrich farm robbed of R400 000 worth of goods.

Thieves nabbed about R400 000 worth of goods made from ostrich leather, such as handbags, lipstick holders, key rings, belts, wallets etc, from the Grasmere Ostrich Farm on Monday night ( 10 December). The… Continue reading

NSRI search for two missing men in Transkei river

Two Transkei men are missing in the flooded  Mtentu River near the river mouth, after their small paddle boat capsized at about 5 am this monring (12 December). A third man managed to… Continue reading

Tutu gets Human Rights prize, congratulated by Zuma

President Jacob Zuma congratulated Archbishop Desmond Tutu for being awarded the UNESCO/Bilbao Human Rights Prize in France last night. “President Jacob Zuma wishes to congratulate South Africa’s Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu, one… Continue reading

Christmas holidays in South Africa (- a repost)

For my overseas friends particularly.. (By Bev Mortimer).  Dreaming of a white Christmas? Not in South Africa where many thoughts are only on sunny skies and beaches. The mass exodus from the inner cities… Continue reading

National Council Against Gender-Based Violence to be launched

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will mark the closing ceremony of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children by launching the National Council Against Gender-Based Violence.  The council will,… Continue reading

Mandela is well, no cause for alarm – Zuma

Mandela was doing well and there was no cause for alarm., President Jacob Zuma on Saturday (8 December 2012) assured South Africans. The president has visited former President Nelson Mandela at a Pretoria hospital.  Madiba… Continue reading

South Africans Travis and Jordy set for final ASP event in Hawaii

The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons completed all 12 heats in Round 1 and the first three heats of Round 2 yesterday in  two to three metre waves at Pipeline… Continue reading