Weekly News RoundUp 7-13 May 2012

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The Weekly News RoundUp

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.

MG - Public protector finds DA advertising tender invalid

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.

IOLNEWS - Farewell to rev Chabaku – and a life well lived

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.

IOLNEWS -Two Cops hijacked me

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.

News24 - Schoolboy ’raped’ on rugby tour

News24 - Schoolboy rape 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.

IOLNEWS - ‘Textbook crisis a disgrace’

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.

NEWS24 - Madonsela to probe e-toll contracts

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”.

NEWS24 - ANC bows to pressure over info bill

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.

TIMESLIVE - Seven killed in Western Cape crash

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.

TIME LIVE - Obama backs gay 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.

PRESSTV - Greece may repeat vote over parties’ failure to form government

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.

AP - Francois Hollande becomes new French president

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.

ESPN - Manchester City win League

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