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City Press (@city_press) news editor. Contributing editor to the Index on Censorship (@IndexCensorship). Warning: features feminism, Buffy, queers, dogs.

Did architecture contribute to the violence against Palestinians?

citypress.co.za — Did architecture contribute to the violence against Palestinians? You can't escape the visceral destruction of Gaza. It's on our screens - TV, tablet, mobile, monitor - almost every night as Israel and Palestine continue a tragic, blood-soaked tussle without end. A recent YouTube video showed a block of flats being destroyed as one of the inhabitants filmed it.

Book review - Broken Monsters

citypress.co.za — Book review - Broken Monsters Broken Monsters joined a pile of holiday reading on my bedside table that consisted largely of literary "end-of-the-month ­Salticrax"- easy-to-read, no-fuss thrillers ­ replete with troubled detectives and deranged psychopaths. It's ­always an unnaturally hot summer, or a winter that's colder than a witch's tit, in these novels.

Young people split over legal drinking age

citypress.co.za — Young people split over legal drinking age One in two young South Africans believe the current legal drinking age of 18 should be lowered. A survey "found that 50% of respondents believed it appropriate for people under 18 to drink alcoholic drinks," consumer insights company Pondering Panda said today.

We need more than fire, brimstone and funky red berets

citypress.co.za — We need more than fire, brimstone and funky red berets The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) rocketed into Parliament and the country's provincial legislatures on a ticket of revolution, evolution and genuine social change. Now they're fighting about clothes. The fighters' insistence on wearing red overalls and domestic workers' outfits has given their opponents yet another stick to beat them with.

How to own an island

citypress.co.za — How to own an island Why spend your spare change on a seafront home in Cape Town or a well-appointed log cabin somewhere in the Drakensberg when you could buy your own island instead?

Police nab goat-stealing syndicate in Rustenburg

citypress.co.za — Police nab goat-stealing syndicate in Rustenburg A 42-year-old woman and her brother, believed to be part of a syndicate stealing goats, were arrested in Ledig, near Rustenburg, North West police said. "The pair was found in possession of a goat carcass, meat, as well as 6.1kg of dagga with street value of R3 000," Sergeant Kealeboga Molale said today.

2 held over theft of 112 rhino horns

citypress.co.za — 2 held over theft of 112 rhino horns Two people arrested in connection with the theft of 112 rhino horns from a strongroom at the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) were expected to appear in court today. "They were arrested around Nelspruit, one on Friday and the other on Saturday, and investigations are still continuing," Hawks spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko said.

Porn video girls to write exams as school decides on action

citypress.co.za — Porn video girls to write exams as school decides on action Two Cape Town high school girls, implicated in a fetish porn video which has gone viral, will continue writing their mid-year exams, the Western Cape education department has said. According to a Weekend Argus report, the girls are pupils at Edgemead High School in the province's northern suburbs.

Mum arrested after kids die in fire

citypress.co.za — Mum arrested after kids die in fire The mother of two children has been arrested in Jabulani, Soweto and charged with culpable homicide for alleged negligence that led to their death at the weekend. The 31-year-old woman was arrested this morning, said Gauteng police's Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

Andile Lungisa’s fraud, money laundering case postponed

citypress.co.za — Andile Lungisa's fraud, money laundering case postponed Former National Youth Development Agency head Andile Lungisa's case has been postponed owing to defence lawyer Thabo Kwinana not being present. Lungisa, his wife Ursula Sali, Thabo Shogolo and Xolisile Guquza are due to appear in the Johannesburg specialised commercial crimes court on July 8 on charges of fraud and money laundering.
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Oct 19, 2014

@katedoak @carienduplessis Oh no, both the fitness fascist and I approve of delicious food.

Oct 19, 2014

Chatted to a man in grocery queue who told me he's been married for 50 years. "That's half a century of being wrong," he grinned.

Oct 19, 2014

Weird: woke up and felt like going to gym. Weirder: went to gym. Weirdest: enjoyed it. Take that @carienduplessis you fitness fascist!

Oct 18, 2014

ANCYL Gauteng statement headlined: "PULE MABE SPEAKS!!!" Jolly good, then.

Oct 18, 2014

@swimlittlefish @samanthaperry There are women of all races working that stretch - but I"m sure those who aren't white get it worst.

Oct 18, 2014

@Marcel_Perform And that's what bugs me - that we think we're over it and shouldn't be held to account.

Oct 18, 2014

And you can piss off out of my timeline sneering at me about "white guilt". When people who look like me act like pricks I'm furious.

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