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

SA the least united since 2010 - survey

citypress.co.za — The sense of unity among South Africans is at its lowest level since the heady days of the 2010 soccer World Cup, new research reveals. There is also a very strong perception among black South Africans that whites feel superior to blacks - and 50% of black people surveyed believe white people should still feel guilty about apartheid.

Wooing and weeping: marriage and divorce in SA

citypress.co.za — Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) this week released its Marriages and Divorces 2012 report, which looks at trends in happy beginnings and unhappy endings. Here are some of the key findings: 1. Entering into a civil marriage? You're most likely to do so between September and December.

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.
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Feb 01, 2015

@WrathZA Remember when our cure was to keep drinking? :)

Feb 01, 2015

RT @City_Press: In @City_Press today: ‘Blacks can’t sit next to my kid’: Curro school was under immense pressure from white parents to keep pupils apart

Jan 31, 2015

"Joyful, joyful, joyful, as only dogs know how to be/happy with only the autonomy of their shameless spirit." - Pablo Neruda

Jan 31, 2015

Clive Derby Lewis and Eugene de Kock look so...ordinary. Evil often does, I suppose.

Jan 31, 2015

It's been that kind of Saturday where lunch arrived around noon and I'm eating it now. Nothing quite like deadline rush :)

Jan 31, 2015

RT @ChristineQunta: Serena Williams just overtook Navratilova and steffi Graf. 19 grand slam titles. A phenomenal athlete!

Jan 31, 2015

The Presidency has issued a statement in response to @City_Press questions confirming that inquiry into NPA boss Nxasana is going ahead.

Jan 31, 2015

RT @AdriaanBasson: Breaking: Pres Jacob Zuma is proceeding with a hearing into the fitness of the NDPP, Adv Mxolisi Nxasana. Back in Pikoli Street.

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