Weekly Roundup 14-20 May 2012

| GroundUp Staff

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.

BBC-Jacob Zuma painting - have the bullies won?

GroundUp-Dignity, Free Speech and Art

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.

IOL - Brothers killed in hit-and-run accident.

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.

IOL - Teen arrested for boy’s murder.

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.

News24 - Cops foil cash heist, robbers killed.

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.

M&G - Nationalisation of textbooks in our lifetime, says ANC.

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.

M&G - Wits protest turns into 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.

SABC News - Calm returns to botrivier following protests.

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