This week in 1994: Democracy 25

7 August 2019, 1:55 PM
This week we focus on arms control in South Africa. Gun smuggling at the international border between South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique was a norm during the armed struggle in the 80 and early 90s.
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Bloodhound
Bloodhound LSR car finally in SA 20 October 2019, 9:13 PM

The Bloodhound Landspeed record car is finally in South Africa.

Salva Kii and Riek Machar
Riek Machar in Juba for peace talks 20 October 2019, 7:35 PM

South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar on Saturday jetted back to the country for another round of peace talks with President Salva Kiir. This meeting is expected to come up with a way forward on forming a new government in South Sudan by the November 12th deadline.

Deadly weekend on South Africa’s roads 20 October 2019, 7:12 PM

Twenty four learners are still in a critical condition after seven fellow learners were killed in a crash in the North West province, and more than 10 other people have lost their lives in separate car crashes in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Cyclists
One dead, two admitted to hospital as KZN Amashova race is stopped 20 October 2019, 4:51 PM

One person has died whilst two others have been admitted to hospital while participating in the Amashova Classic Cycle race in KwaZulu-Natal.

Quntas
Qantas world-first long haul research flight lands in Sydney 20 October 2019, 4:48 PM

Australian airline Qantas landed the world's first ultra long-haul research flight in Sydney on Sunday after travelling 16,200 kilometres from New York.

Makazole Mapimpi
Springboks advance to semifinals to face Wales in #RWC2019 20 October 2019, 4:11 PM

South Africa will play Wales in the semi-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup next Sunday, after a day of drama in the final two quarter-finals on Sunday.

Awards
Bollywood stars celebrate women achievers at award function in Mumbai 20 October 2019, 3:10 PM

Bollywood stars graced the red carpet of an award ceremony, turning the event night to a glamorous one, on Saturday in India's Mumbai city.

Helen Zille – DA Federal Council chair 20 October 2019, 2:02 PM

Former Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille is the party's new Federal Council chairperson after 155 delegates voted over the weekend at a council meeting at the DA's headquarters in Johannesburg.

Anti-government demonstrators set a barricade on fire during a protest in Hong Kong, China.
Hong Kong police, protesters clash, hundreds of shops trashed 20 October 2019, 1:25 PM

Protesters dressed in black erected fiery barriers on Nathan Road, a major retail strip in the Kowloon district, as scores of riot police, shields in front, marched towards them, while others fired tear gas.

Sebastien Vahaamahina
Wales narrowly advance to WC semi-finals 20 October 2019, 12:48 PM

Ross Moriarty scored the winning try as Wales exploited their numerical superiority to rally for a 20-19 victory over France in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday (October 20) after French lock Sebastien Vahaamahina had been shown a red card.

Stickers bearing the Facebook logo are pictured at Facebook Inc's F8 developers conference.
News Corp to supply headlines for Facebook’s upcoming news tab 20 October 2019, 11:44 AM

Facebook Inc’s upcoming news tab will feature headlines from the Wall Street Journal and some other News Corp media properties when it launches in fall of 2019, the social network says.

We are facing new threats to our freedom: Mahlase 20 October 2019, 10:37 AM

On Friday, the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) hosted its annual fundraising dinner to commemorate the anniversary of Black Wednesday. SANEF Chairperson, Mahlatse Mahlase, says journalists are facing new threats to their freedom.

SAIRR denies right wing allegations made by Maimane 20 October 2019, 10:04 AM

The South African Institute for Race Relations has denied the Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane's allegation that it is a right-wing institution that has been interfering in the affairs of the party.

Boeing board to meet in Texas as scrutiny intensifies: sources 20 October 2019, 9:36 AM

Boeing Co’s board of directors and top executives from its airplanes division and supply chain were due to meet on Sunday in San Antonio, Texas, two days after the United States planemaker was plunged into a fresh crisis over its banned 737 MAX jet.

Bostwana’s opposition UDC optimistic ahead of elections 20 October 2019, 8:44 AM

The main opposition party in Botswana, the Umbrella for Democratic Change, says it is now in a more powerful position to win Wednesday's elections.

Motorists advised to be cautious ahead of iThemba Walkathon 20 October 2019, 7:56 AM

Traffic authorities have advised motorists to be cautious around Emmarentia, Parktown and Newtown in Johannesburg on Sunday morning.

Springboks out for redemption against Japan 19 October 2019, 9:45 PM

Springboks flyhalf, Handre Pollard says their focus is just on winning Sunday's quarter-final clash against Japan at the Tokyo Stadium on Sunday.

Seasoned prosecutor and AFU head Willie Hofmeyr retires 19 October 2019, 8:03 PM

National Prosecuting Authority stalwart, and the head of the Asset Forfeiture Unit, Willie Hofmeyr, has said farewell to Parliament.

Kaizer Chiefs, Golden Arrows through to last 8 of TKO 19 October 2019, 7:30 PM

Kaizer Chiefs and Golden Arrows have joined Maritzburg in the last eight of the Telkom Knockout Cup following their respective wins.

Drought
Western Cape still affected by drought despite good rainfall 19 October 2019, 5:45 PM

Several areas of the Western Cape remain affected by the drought despite some good rains during the winter period.

Dancing
Radzambo annual dance competition aims to promote social cohesion 19 October 2019, 5:30 PM

More than 30 traditional dancing groups have competed in the final of the annual Phalaphala FM and Radzambo Cultural Foundation traditional dancing competition held at Makhuvha stadium outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo on Saturday.

UK lawmakers vote for Letwin proposals, forcing Johnson towards Brexit delay 19 October 2019, 4:30 PM

UK lawmakers on Saturday afternoon voted for Oliver Letwin proposals, forcing Prime Minister Boris Johnson towards a Brexit delay.

N Cape Premier intervenes in water crisis affecting Kimberley 19 October 2019, 3:47 PM

Northern Cape Premier Dr Zamani Saul has intervened in the unstable water supply that is negatively affecting Kimberley residents. 

Mosimane focuses on AmaZulu and CAF Champions League 19 October 2019, 2:18 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says AmaZulu FC is a very good team with a good coach.

The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are seen in a combination photo from Reuters files.
House antitrust probe report likely by ‘first part’ of 2020 19 October 2019, 1:35 PM

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has received tens of thousands of documents from Facebook Inc, Alphabet’s Google, Amazon.com Inc and Apple Inc and is expecting more material in the coming weeks.

Electric Hummer could be part of GM’s move into EV trucks, SUVs – sources 19 October 2019, 11:53 AM

General Motors Co plans to build a new family of premium electric pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant beginning in late 2021, possibly reviving the imposing Hummer brand on some of them, several people familiar with the plans said.

J&J recalls baby powder as FDA finds asbestos in sample 19 October 2019, 11:17 AM

Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it is recalling around 33 000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after U.S. health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle purchased online.

Expropriation of land without compensation will never happen in SA: Motlanthe 19 October 2019, 10:49 AM

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe says the expropriation of land without compensation will never happen in South Africa. He was addressing a property summit in Sandton, north of Johannesburg on Friday night.

Barker feels the pressure is on Orlando Pirates this Saturday 19 October 2019, 10:47 AM

Stellenbosch FC will play in their first ever Telkom Knockout competition this season, and will begin the challenge with a tough away last 16 game against Orlando Pirates.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference at the European Union leaders summit dominated by Brexit, in Brussels.
Brexit day of reckoning: parliament to vote on Johnson’s deal 19 October 2019, 10:07 AM

More than three years since the United Kingdom voted 52-48 to be the first sovereign country to leave the European project, Boris Johnson will try to win parliament’s approval for the divorce treaty he struck in Brussels on Thursday.