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News Editor — City Press
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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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Dec 18, 2014

To all who asked, the chap seeking post prison release bus fare was indeed "just out of Leeuwkop and heading for Tzaneen".

Dec 18, 2014

I'm starting to to think I loathe people who drive 20kms under the speed limit on urban roads more than those who speed.

Dec 18, 2014

Table of drunk loud guys just nearly started a fist fight in the outwardly demure setting of Koi in Rosebank.

Dec 18, 2014

A chap who's just out of prison hit me up for a donation at Rosebank Mall.

Dec 18, 2014

Spotted on a t-shirt: "You had me at the proper use of 'you're'."

Dec 18, 2014

@1BrownNative @Reagoikanya I know its origins, it's just...surely there are cleverer insults out there?

Dec 18, 2014

@Reagoikanya You mean Pillay and Richer? Suspensions both overturned, they can return to work.

Dec 18, 2014

@riaanw What a great idea! I want an assistant director for Christmas. Channukah. Chrismukkah.

Dec 18, 2014

Last RT: assistant director earning R270 000 a year? Isn't that quite low? (I've never been an assistant director myself)

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