Weekly News RoundUp 7-13 May 2012
This is a list of the main events of 7 to 13 May with links to news articles describing them.
Controversy between Premier Zille and Public Protector over tender
DA leader and Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille is having a public spat with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela over the process by which the Western Cape government awarded a tender to the advertising agency TBWA/Hunt Lascaris.
Rev Chabaku, who campaigned against the pass laws, dies
Rev Motlalepula Chabaku was one of the leaders of a 20 000 strong women’s march against Apartheid era pass laws in 1956. He died on Friday last week in Rockville, Soweto.
Two Cops hijacked me
Last Friday night a man was hijacked by two men claiming to be police officers. Two men dressed in police uniforms, wearing bullet-proof vests and wielding R5 rifles insisted on searching his car.
Outrage over FW de Klerk comments
Outrage follows FW de Klerk’s comments on a CNN interview. NEWS24 - Outrage over FW de Klerk’s comments
Schoolboy ‘raped’ on rugby tour
A schoolboy has claimed that he was raped on rugby tour, but it has also been said that the claims are part of a prank.
‘Textbook crisis a disgrace’
Three areas in the Free State have received no textbooks, while schools in Limpopo have received the wrong textbooks.
Madonsela to probe e-toll contracts
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will investigate allegations of an “improper relationship” between Swedish companies involved in the arms deal and the Austrian company Kapsch TrafficCom.
ANC makes info bill concession
ANC members of the National Council of Provinces committee processing the bill proposed that section 43, which criminalises revealing classified information, made an explicit exception for cases where “such disclosure reveals criminal activity”.
Seven killed in Western Cape crash
Seven people, including two children, were killed when their car hit the trailer of a truck on the R27 near Saldanha, Western Cape traffic police said.
Obama supports gay marriage
US President Obama publicly stated that he supports same sex marriage. He is the first US president to publicly support same sex marriage.
Greece may repeat vote over parties’ failure to form government
Greece may face repeat elections following the failure of parties to form a government after the recent general elections.
Francois Hollande becomes new French president
The French elected a new president on 6 May. Francois Hollande. This is the first socialist president since 1995. He ousted incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.
Manchester City win league
Manchester City won the English Premier League in dramatic fashion by scoring two injury time goals against QPR. They beat Manchester United for top place on goal difference. This is the first time the club has won the world’s most coveted soccer league since 1968.
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