Weekly Roundup 14-20 May 2012

| GroundUp Staff

This is a list of the main events of 14 to 20 May with links to news articles describing them.

High Court rules that Department of Basic Education’s failure to provide textbooks violated learners’ rights

Judge Jodi Kollapen ruled that the failure of the state to provide textbooks to learners in Limpopo for the start of the school year was a violation of their Constitutional right to a basic education.

Equal Education- High Court rules that Department of Basic Education’s failure to provide textbooks violated learners’ rights

IOL NEWS- Court ruling on textbooks welcomed

Zuma painting controversy

A painting by Brett Murray depicting President Jacob Zuma’s genitals is causing controversy. The ANC is taking court action against the Goodman Gallery, where it is being displayed.

NEWS24-Zuma painting causes outrage and debate

IOL NEWS- ANC to go to court over Zuma painting

Taxis banned from Durban

All taxis in and entering Durban have been banned because of warnings that commuters using buses could be in danger due to taxi protests.

IOL NEWS- Taxis banned from Durban

30 shacks burn down in Johannesburg

Thirty shacks burned down in Alexandra on Saturday night. There were no injuries. The fire’s cause is still unknown, but will be investigated.

NEWS24- 30 Shacks burn down in Johannesburg

Father mistakenly shot daughter

A father accidently shot his 7-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder. She was rushed to hospital, but died from the bullet wound to her head.

IOL NEWS- Father mistakenly shot daughter

Newspaper demands proof of corruption

The Sunday Times has demanded the police hand over evidence proving its journalists accepted bribes. This is after allegations that a Sunday Times journalist accepted bribes to “place” a story about Zimbabweans.

NEWS24- Newspaper demands proof of corruption

Top advocate Ngubane laid to rest

Top Durban advocate Ngubane committed suicide. Ngubane was found in a pool of blood with a gunshot wound to the head last Saturday. The reasons for his suicide are unknown.

IOL NEWS- Top advocate Ngubane laid to rest

Pretoria Church closes amid threats

The Anglican cathedral parish of St Albans in Pretoria closed its doors due to death threats, confrontations, disruptions, and allegations of corruption against its bishop.

NEWS24-Pretoria Church closes amid threats

Protesters demand bribes from motorists

North West residents protesting against non-employment of villagers and retrenchments were soliciting bribes from motorists and stoning cars at the nearby mine.

NEWS24- Protesters demand bribes from motorists

Man Died and 67 left homeless after Cape Town fire

One man was killed, and 67 other people were left homeless from four separate fires in the Cape Town area.

NEWS24- Man died and 67 left homeless after Cape Town Fire

Buccaneers win ABSA Premiership

The Amabhakaniy a’jabulile (Bucks are happy) song of celebration was played on Saturday when Orlando Pirates won the ABSA Premiership. Pirates beat Golden Arrows 4-2.

IOL NEWS- This is why I joined Pirates

Overcrowded school desperate after 6 year wait

South Peninsula High School is considering the occupation of a nearby vacant school due to overcrowding. The school principal said they have been waiting since 2006 for a response to an application to use the empty space.

IOL NEWS- Overcrowded School desperate after 6 year wait

Chelsea wins UEFA Champions League

Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties to win the UEFA Champions League.

Bleacher Report-Chelsea beats Bayern Munich

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