RoundUp 30/04/2012 - 06/05/2012
In this regular new feature, GroundUp brings you the most important stories of the last week. We hope busy or young people who want a quick roundup of events will find this useful.
Pupils blame trains for tardiness
Pupils say the lack of trains arriving punctually is leading them to be consistently late for school. This occurs more frequently on Thursdays, Fridays and rainy days.
Models tweeting their racist comments
Jessica Leandra, the 2011 FHM Models Competition winner, tweeted racist remarks which were then followed in response by further racist remarks by model Tshidi Thamana.
Move for safer shebeens
Shebeens in several Cape Town areas will be moved from within residential areas to designated business nodes on the edge of neighbourhoods.
Cape Town not a host city for AFCON 2013
Minister of Sports and Recreation Fikile Mbalula announced the host cities for the African Cup of Nations 2013, leaving out Cape Town as a host city.
Two MPs pass away
Roy Padayachie passed away this last week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia while former Cabinet minister Sicelo Shiceka also passed away in the last week.
R14m of medicine ‘worthless’
R14 Million worth of expired medicines are now, waiting in the store room of the Health department in Limpopo. This includes antibiotics and HIV tests.
President Zuma and his Deputy Motlante, clash over rules
President Jacob Zuma wants four chairmen —Zweli Mkhize, Phumulo Masualle, David Mabuza and Ace Magashule— to remain in power. Deputy President Kgalema Motlante has raised the lack of consistency in applying party rules.
Somalians living in fear after being attacked at Masiphumele
In the small township of Masiphumelele, Cape town, Somalians have been living in fear for their lives after a series of attacks that left eight traders injured.
Socialist Hollande is the new French President
Francois Hollande won the presidential election in France, beating the incumbent Nicholas Sarkozy.
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