USA citizens between 18 and 42 years of age required to do national service under new bill

Washington, USA –  A new bill is heading to Obama soon that will require all United States citizens to do national service. All citizens between 18 and 42 will be required to do national service under bill HR 5741 to meet "end strength" requirements.

The bill was already introduced and is now heading to the Committee. If successful the bill will then be going to the house and then senate whereafter Obama will sign the bill and make it official.

The US is seeing its lowest support for their wars and occupation globally since 9/11. Obama’s promises to bring the troops home are now long forgotten and soon citizens of the United States will have no choice but to "support" the war.

Welkom man found in road with slit throat

Welkom, South Africa – A man from Welkom was found with his throat cut on the Theunissen-Welkom road earlier this morning according to paramdedics from ER24.

The man in his fifties was found on the floor with his throat slit or cut after ER24 received an emergency call for an accident on the road.

They were shocked to find the man lying several meters away from his car on his stomach. The man was still alive so they took him to hospital after being stabilised on scene.

His throat was almost completely cut. There was no damage to the vehicle and paramedics found it strange that the original incident was phoned in as an accident.

 

 

Mandela family attack, suspects changed their mind – Police

Pretoria, South Africa – Four grandchildren were in the car that were attacked and almost hijacked on Sunday outside their home after returing from celebrating South Africa’s first Mandela day along with Nelson Mandela.
"The men ordered the children and the driver to lie down. The suspects then decided to leave but changed their minds and went back to search the children and the driver. One of the suspects fired a shot and the driver returned fire. The suspects then fled the scene," police spokesman Brigadier Govindsamy Mariemuthoo said.

Fortunately no one was injured. There were no arrests thus far but police are busy with investigations.
"We are busy with investigations. We are investigating a case of attempted murder," Mariemuthoo said.

Attempted robbery, attempted hijacking hits Mandela family

Pretoria, South Africa- Police confirmed today that Nelson Mandela’s daughter and others were attacked in their driveway coming from Nelson Mandela’s 92nd birthday.

Zindzi Mandela and those in the car with her got attacked when they stopped at their driveway on Sunday night. They were heading home after celebrating Mandela’s birthday when two armed men stopped the car and made everyone get down on the floor.

After the men ordered them to lie down they went somewhere and upon returning they fired a shot. Zindzi’s driver then shot back at the attempted robbers but no one was hit.

Police said they are investigating the incident. It is unknown if the robbers wanted to hijack the car or just rob the passengers, if the driver did not return fire they might of stolen the vehicle.

 

Chaos on Mooi Rivier, farmer’s wife and two others killed

Mooi Rivier, South Africa – Total chaos broke out on a farm near the small town of Mooi Rivier last night when a farm was attacked.

The farmer’s wife and two other people were brutally murdered in what appears to be a well planned farm attack. As usual nothing is was stolen from the farm.

The farmer’s wife and a farm worker had their throats slit, they were on their way to put out a fire that attackers started. The farmer was already at the fire trying to put it out. Another person was found dead in the kitchen with gun wounds.

Earlier this year a farm was also attacked, a fire was also set to a house, that time they surely just wanted the farm residents dead, the farmer’s son that time had to come and there was a massive shootout.

The entire community is in distress. Last night they blocked off all roads in the area, police searched the area but no one was caught.

The entire farming community is angry and wants action taken to stop the farm murders.

One person from the community said "hunting season is open on farmers".

Local farmers believe the attack was another senseless farm attack aimed only to kill the farmers and their workers while another organization said it was a botched robbery.

Mooi Rivier is a small peaceful town 160km from the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, the town was earlier known as Weston.

Stars unite for restore Gulf campaign

Celebrities from all walks of life has joined together in a effort to get people involved and aware of the Gulf Oil situation and to get more resources available for the clean-up process.

The most notable person in the add has to be Sandra Bullock who recently herself moved to New Orleans with her newly adopted baby. She is also this years American sweetheart after winning the Oscar Awards for leading actress and she gained the whole worlds sympathy when her soon to be ex-husbands infidelity broke the news.

There are a couple of big names and not so big, some movie, stars other musicians and even sport stars. Here are the names in order of appearance:

Sandra Bullock, Blake Lively, Wendell Pierce, Lenny Kravitz, Jack Del Rio, Alfre Woodard, Dr. John, Harry Shearer, Clay Hensley, Dave Matthews, Bryan Batt, Justin Shiels, John Goodman, Emeril Lagasse, Roberto Méndez, Eric Harvey, Payton Manning, Leah Chase, James Carville, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Lisa Mackel Smith, Shirley Lee, Anne Milling and Mary Matalin

BE THE ONE

This campaign was launched by Women of the Storm that was founded to help victims in the New Orleans area across South Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. It consist out of a diverse, non-political and non-partisan group of women whose only goal is to help those in need.

Public servant association to strike

Pretoria, South Africa – The public servant association that has more than 150 000 members will go on strike next week on the 29th of July. The strike may be bigger if Cosatu decides to join in.

The strike comes after wage desputes and negotiating grinded to a halt with neither party could reach an agreement. The members of the union want a 8.6% increase and R1000 monthly housing allowance.

Cosatu is still in meeting to see if they too will strike with the PSA, if they do it will turn out to be a massive strike.

Army deployed in Kya Sands despite police presence

Kya Sands residents have got what they wanted the military has arrived.

Kya Sands residents had some violence Monday night in which five people where seriously injured and taken to the hospital four of which was foreign nationals. Right through the day the police have assured the people that the violence is under control.

But residents do not believe that the police is taking the situation serious enough because the police and government still denies that these attacks have anything to do with Xenophobia, just like last time.Gauteng MEC for community safety, Khabisi Mosunkutu,  have made statements that it is just thugs taking advantage of peoples fears so that they can steal their belongings.

The attackers are using xenophobic attacks as an excuse because some of the victims say they were told to leave South Africa and go back home.

It’s just a group of people who I can call ‘thugs’ because at night they break into people’s houses and grab whatever they can get.

We have assessed the situation thoroughly and the police are able to handle it well. There is no need for the army to be deployed,

It is just ‘normal’ crime to them. So the residents have been requesting that the army be deployed in the area to keep them safe. And so the army has been brought in but only as a precautionary measurement for if the violence flares up again.

Julius Malema blames white people for xenophobia and xenophobic attacks in Paarl

Cape Town, South Africa – Julius Malema had something to say like most other people about the xenophobic attacks happening in South Africa. He was speaking about the xenophobia that happened in Paarl last week.

Amongst the things he mentioned was a line that should make people think twice about the statement. He blamed agent provocateurs for inciting each other and carrying out the xenophobia.

So Julius Malema blames “someone” for the attacks but he revealed who exactly he thought was responsible, he carried on and said that “They enjoy violence among blacks, they enjoy us killing each other”.

Clearly Julius Malema was speaking about white people as he has many times before blamed white people for the current chaos in South Africa.

The only other people when he was speaking about “they” could be white people since he ruled out black people with the same statement.

 

49.99 million people in South Africa, Northern Cape has least

Cape Town, South Africa – The population of South Africa increased by more than half a million, 530 000 to be exacy. The amount of people now living in South Africa is 49.99 million according to Statistics South Africa’s Mid-year population estimates.

There are also more females in South Africa than males with females making 51% of the population.

There are 79 percent black people making 39.68 million and 4.58 million white people with 4.42 million coloured following.

Gauteng has the biggest population in South Africa standing at 11.19million followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 21.3 percent.

The Northern Cape has the least amount of people according to Stats SA.

Cape Town’s twin towers are going down

Athlone, Cape Town – The two towers in Atlone near Cape Town that people and locals also known as the salt and pepper pots or Cape Town’s own twin towers, they are going down.

The date is set for August the 22nd, that is the day the two cooling towers of the Ahtlone power station will see their last day after they were declared unsafe earlier this year.

On August 22 the N2 will be blocked off and the demolition will go ahead on the old station that made it to 50 this year.

On the 14th of February the one tower’s rings collapsed and therewith it’s strenght to keep itself upright.

There will be more than 3000 holes drilled into the salt and pepper pots wherein they will place explosives.

The city of Cape Town will announce view points to watch the two old structures go down in the dust.

SACP reiterates support for media tribunal

Cape Town, South Africa – The South African communist party reiterated their support behind the ANC’s call to establish a media tribunal as “part of strengthening the twin imperatives of media freedom”.

The SACP also said that self regulation by the media is “hopelessly inadequate” and must be “put in place”.

The SACP also said that the Press Ombuds is inadequate because it is the media itself that regulates it in South Africa.

They also claim that a media tribunal will “protect the integrity” of those that feel their rights were “violated”.

 

Taxi bursts into flames after accident at Tygervalley

Cape Town, South Africa – A taxi and a Nissan bakkie collided at the intersection of Carl Cronje drive and Mispel road in Tygervalley this morning.

According to ER24 when the paramedics arrived on the scene the empty taxi was well burned but the driver of the taxi was safe, he also had no occupants in the vehicle. The driver was taken to Tygerberg Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

The bakkie’s driver was stuck in the vehicle until a tow truck helped out and freed the man. The cause of the fire or accident is still unknown.

photo credit ER24