Weekly Roundup 14-20 May 2012
This is a list of the main news events of 20 to 27 May with links to news articles describing them.
Zuma and The Spear
A painting depicting President Zuma’s genitals has caused controversy in South Africa.
Hit and run car accident in Delft
Two children in Abedale Road in Delft’s N2 Gateway housing development have been killed after a speeding car knocked into them.
Taxi owners win turf war
Ixopo metered taxi owners in KZN have won a victory against pirate taxi operators using their private vehicles as metered taxis. IOL - Taximen win turf war with pirates.
Teen arrested for boy’s murder
A teenage boy allegedly lured his six-year old neighbour to a river before strangling him to death with a belt.
Cash heist foiled, robbers killed
Four would-be robbers were killed in Limpopo after they opened fire on police who witnessed the attempted cash-heist.
ANC may nationalise textbooks in our lifetime
The ANC has proposed the nationalisation of textbook production. South Africa’s publishing industry claims it could lose thousands of jobs if this happens.
Wits protest turns into full-blown hunger strike
Students at Wits University have been protesting against the dismissal of 17 chefs. This protest has now turned into a full blown hunger strike.
Calm returns to Botrivier after service delivery protests
Community memebers are unhappy about the lack of housing projects in the area. Teargas and grenades were used to disperse protesters.
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