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

Xenophobia fears flare up in Johannesburg after attack

Johannesburg, South Africa –  Six people were injured last night when Kya Sands informal settlement erupted in violence injuring 6 people.

Although the incident is blamed on xenophobic violence it might of been sparked by something other than xenophobia namely a robbery gone wrong.

For weeks now reports and organizations worry about the xenophobia that was said to go full out after the world cup and this sparked fears causing many Zimbabweans and foreigners from other countries to flee South Africa.

There is currently a heavy police presence in the informal settlement.

Food colourants linked to cancer

Cape Town, South Africa – A new study that links cancer to various food colouring or otherwise known as food dyes was released yesterday.

The Center for Science in the Public interest released a new study result that blames certain colourants for causing cancer.

The colourants and food dyes are also blamed for triggering various behaviour problems in children and also cancer in people that eat or drink these colourants.

The six colourants are Sunset yellow (E110), Tartrazine (E102), quinoline yellow (E104), Carmoisine (E122), ponceau 4R (E124) and allura red (E129).

In Europe, all food manufacturers will soon be required to add a warning on all packaging that these chemicals are in and they must warn about the health issues.

 

ANC on new mission to establish media tribunal

Cape Town, South Africa – The ANC is on a new mission to establish a media tribunal in South Africa because of media reports exposing government workers and minister’s that waste tax payer money on various luxuries.

The ANC said that the issue will be addressed in their next national general council. This new call for a media tribunal is causing great fears of censorship in South Africa and media control.

The ANC in the last couple of months are blaming the media for various exposing of their members by the media.

According to the SACP spokesperson self regulation does not work.

 

In Parliament talks will start immediatly on the subject.

A media tribunal will negatively impact truthful and accurate news exposing corrupt government officials and the call for the media tribunal sparked outrage.

Water in Gulf explosive

A local news channel decided they wanted to test the water on the Gulf shores for it’s petroleum levels. They collected it form four different places: Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Katrina Key and Dauphin Island. As you can see in the video the water looks clear and there are children playing in the sand and in the waves.

But what really lurks in those waters is frightening. Normal levels of petroleum along Alabama’s coast should not be more than five parts per million. There are way above normal levels of petroleum in the sea water and even more in the sand ranging from 16 ppm – 221 ppm. People might not see it but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.

The last sample was by far the worst. When Bob Naman, a analytical chemist, tried to analyse the water the glass container exploded. He did nothing different than with the other test. In the video he states that it could be methane levels from the oil or the corexit being used by BP to ‘disperse’ the crude oil. The sample was lost in the explosion so no further test could be run on it so see what caused that effect. This sample was taken from Dauphin Island marina right next to a oil containment boom.

Exploding Water of the Gulf

Poachers kill last adult Rhino in Krugersdorp Game Reserve

A eight month old calf was made a orphan in the Krugersdorp Game Reserve. She walks around looking for her mother who was killed for her horns.

What makes matters worse is that this nine year old cow was the last adult Rhino in the reserve. Poachers have become more ruthless and have become more ‘advanced’ that they coordinate the poaches because they knew they are being looked for. They targeted seven places in one night and two rhino’s was slaughtered in one night. Ed Hern from the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve has said the situation has become dire and something drastic has to be done and it has to be done now.

The Rhino population in South Africa has taken a big hit since the 1970’s. There was 65 000 black rhino in the 1970’s but since the trade in rhino horns has been illegalized there has been a 900% raise in poaching. The black rhino that is a protected species, population stands now at 3 600. Last year there was 134 Rhinos killed across South Africa where the norm is 30-40 rhino’s a year. The government just haven’t enough resources to tackle the poaching as the poachers have helicopters and other equipment at their disposal making them really hard to catch. The only poachers being caught is the petty poachers of poor foreigners/South Africans who are desperate and see a opportunity to make a lot of money.

Most of these horns go to Eastern Asia where it is ground up into a powder. From China to India people believe it is a powerful aphrodisiac and carries a lot of value. There has been a appeal to these countries to prohibit the trading of rhinoceros horns but like with the ban on whaling, it is not likely to happen.

What some experts have suggested is that they rather legalize the trade again but then only if the animal has died naturally or if it is removed while the animal is still alive that way they would have some semblance of control. The removal of horns to protect the animal has been done in the past. Some game wardens believe it’s better than having poachers killing all the rhino. If there is no horn why should they kill these beautiful creatures? And the funds coming in from selling horns can be put back into the reservations protecting it for the next generation.

Game Warden Japie Mostert summed up perfectly what is happening in the nature reserves with all the poaching going on:

Nou kan julle my ook maar doodmaak, dan is als nou dood,

Translated: Now you can kill me too, then everything is dead,

The Nature Reserves are slowly being drained of living creatures. Something has to be done to stop this poaching epidemic in South Africa.

Below is a feature of Rhino poaching in South Africa, these video’s gives a full picture of how serious the situation has become.

50|50 Rhino Wars (Part 1 of 4) – Featured: 26 April 2010

50|50 Rhino Wars (Part 2 of 4) – Featured: 26 April 2010

50|50 Interview – Min. Buyelwa Sonjica about Rhino Poaching (Part 3 of 4) – Featured: 26 April 2010

 

 

50|50 Interview – Karen Trendler about Rhino Poaching (Part 4 of 4) – Featured: 26 April 2010

 

 

 

Picture used above is not associated with bull who was killed.

Endangered Species Protection Unit was disbanded, rhinos suffer

Today Afriforum said that the disbanding of the specialist police units is the reason that the rhinos are being poached without end. 126 rhinos were slaughtered this year already, that is 6 more than in 2009.

AfriForum’s spokesperson on environmental affairs, James Kemp, said that the specialist unit was disbanded without an effective alternative being established in its place.

“We welcome the Minister of Environmental Affairs’ initiative to establish a task team to investigate rhino poaching, but in the light of the increase in incidents, AfriForum would like to know when such a unit will be fully functional,” Kemp stated.

AfriForum has also received complaints from employees of provincial nature reserves in Limpopo. According to these sources, the average age of employees in Limpopo’s reserves is 55 years. The employees are not equipped with the required anti-poaching skills either. According to them, there is a desperate need for younger appointments, as well as comprehensive training.

“It is essential for people combating poaching at grassroots level to have access to the necessary funding, skills and equipment. The provincial government and the Minister should start discussing these issues in order to combat poaching jointly in a more efficient manner,” Kemp added.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa: xenophobic threats were "just rumours"

Cape Town, South Africa – The police minister of South Africa, Nathi Mthethwa said again today that the xenophobic threats are just rumours and that the attacks reported in Cape Town are just “simple criminal acts”.

He blasted “criminals” that he said was using xenophobia as a front for anarchy and anxiety.

“Yes there is crime in South Africa … but let us just make a distinction between a rumour and a real concrete report with a clear source of information.”

“I don’t believe South Africans are xenophobic… We see that as a pure act of criminality.

“These rumours run the risk of eroding the victory we scored with the World Cup,” he said.

“Not so long ago we were talking about the six pack [African teams participating in the World Cup]. South Africans also stood behind Ghana when Bafana Bafana was booted out of the tournament … let us not forget that we are all South Africans,” he said.

 

 

 

Organizations: Government must acknowledge xenophobia happening in Cape Town

Three organizations came out today saying that government is denying that xenophobia is happening in Cape Town.

The Social Justice Coalition, Equal Education and the Treatment Action Campaign came out today and claimed that senior police and intelligence services “failed to properly brief President Zuma and cabinet”

“In our view, it appears that senior police and the intelligence services have failed to properly brief President Zuma and the cabinet. Many senior officials appear reluctant to use the term “xenophobia” in the hope that this will result in violence subsiding.”

They also said related to the 2008 incident where there was a slow repsonse to the xenophobia, as we wrote earlier Thabo Mbeki the president at the time even denied there was xenophobia happening, he blamed it on criminals, the same pattern we see today.

 

“In 2008 xenophobic violence swept across South Africa, leaving 62 people dead and more than 100 000 people displaced.  The State’s reaction was beleaguered by a slow humanitarian response, a lack of information regarding incidents on the ground, and failures to adequately prepare for and deal with mass-displacement; all exacerbated by infighting between the various spheres of government.”

The three organizations said that they are “distressed” by Government’s failure to acknowledge xenophobic nature of recent incidents and attacks.

“We are however most distressed by Government’s failure to acknowledge the xenophobic nature of recent attacks and by extension address the fear felt by countless immigrants who have been threatened or directly affected.”

On 9 July Minister of Police and Convenor of the Inter-ministerial Committee on Xenophobia Nathi Mthethwa spoke at a Xenophobia Summit in Khayelitsha in which he cautioned “that this alarmist phobia by those who fuel these rumours is intended to divert attention of the world from our success and celebratory mood”.  On Monday – while attacks were underway – President Jacob Zuma noted that he was “not certain whether there have been threats of xenophobia … there have been rumours that have been reported”.

 

They also say that xenophobic sentiment persisted and the the rumours are not baseless as it was said by government earlier this month.

“Xenophobic sentiment, harassment and violence has persisted, albeit in a more sporadic and less organized manner.  The biggest crisis in the Western Cape to happen since took place in November 2009 when approximately 2500 immigrants (largely Zimbabweans) were displaced in De Doorns.  Since 2008, we have received regular reports of isolated intimidation and destruction of property affecting foreign nationals in areas across Khayelitsha.  More recently, rumours have circulated claiming that immigrants would be attacked once the Football World Cup came to a close.  The origins of these rumours are uncertain, but it is clear that they are not baseless, as we will illustrate below.  The argument that they are self-fulfilling comes as little consolation to the thousands of immigrants around Cape Town and their South African friend’s and neighbours’ who are now living in fear.”

There are also regular reports of widespread xenophobic criminal activities that started on Sunday in Khayelitsha.

“In addition to trying to prevent violence by encouraging communities to stand against xenophobia, we have been using our networks to monitor xenophobic activity in the community.  Regular reports of widespread xenophobic criminal activity began reaching us on Sunday evening.  Since then, we have learnt of at least 15 incidents in Khayelitsha, all of which have been reported to Khayelitsha Police and the Disaster Management Centre.  The majority of the incidents entailed the looting of Somali-owned shops by roving gangs ranging from 10 to 30 individuals. This happened in a variety of locations across Khayelitsha, including Kuyasa, R and L Sections, TR, TQ & QQ Sections, M, BM & V Sections, Makhaza 33 Section and SST Section in Town 2. Intimidation – and attacks on the property – of Zimbabwean and Malawian citizens was also reported. In most cases the owners of the shops targeted pre-emptively responded to threats by vacating their homes and premises before the attacks occurred.  On Tuesday, almost all Somali owned stores were found to be abandoned. ”

“As mentioned, our activities have been largely restricted to Khayelitsha.  There have however also been reports of attacks on foreign-owned shops in Wallacedene, Du Noon, Ocean View, Nyanga and Philipi.  There has been significant displacement in Cape Town, with nearly 1000 displaced Somalis allegedly looking for sanctuary in Belville after fleeing their homes. This pattern seems to have also extended across the Western Cape, with incidents reported in Grabouw, Klapmuts, Delft, Wellington and Mbekweni. In Mbekweni the attacks were apparently especially serious, and resulted in injury to a small number of foreign nationals and police officers. Daniella Ebenezer – spokesperson for provincial disaster management – said 70 immigrants had sought refuge on Sunday night at the Mbekweni police station and 22 at Wellington SAPS.”

The Social Justice Coalition, Equal Education and the Treatment Action Campaign is now calling on government to immediatly recognize that individuals in Cape Town and around Cape Town are in fact targeted based on their nationality.

“We call on Local, Provincial and National Government to immediately recognize that individuals around Cape Town and the Western Cape are being targeted based on their nationality.  We especially call on President Zuma to lead and support efforts to prevent attacks on stateless people from other African countries.  At this time it is inconsequential to question whether the original rumours  were devious or based on an illegitimate threat, or whether these acts are being perpetrated out of hate or a desire to opportunistically commit criminal acts.  None of this detracts from the fact that a specific group of people is being targeted, and are very much in need of particular protection.  The abundance of reports of threats and intimidation, and violent destruction of property belonging to foreign nationals compels Government to recognize this, and plan and act accordingly.”

“The overwhelming majority of people in our communities want safety and security for all and have no desire to harm people from other countries. The World Cup demonstrated several very important facts – government provided leadership and resources, our people responded enthusiastically, crime was curbed, South Africans supported all our African teams and visitors. We must use this unity of purpose to address safety and security for all people irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, class or nationality.”

European Union proposed temporary ban on all offshore drilling

After last weeks speech by Commissioner Oerringer at the European Parliament Plenary session where it was suggested that offshore oil and gas drilling  projects should be put on hold until further investigation.

They now want to implement a temporary ban on all offshore oil drilling until their safety concerns can be met. There would also be a overhaul of all the safety regulations and only companies that can give insurances that they are financially able to cover the cost of any potential spills.

Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger thinks there should also be a postponement of all new drilling’s until the investigation is completed on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Speech by Commissioner Oettinger at the European Parliament Plenary Session

Strasbourg, 7 July 2010

Mr President, honourable Members of the European Parliament, ladies and gentlemen,

This is the second time in less than two months that I speak to you about the potential risks linked with offshore oil exploration and extraction. When I first addressed this Plenary in May, I had just convened the representatives of major companies with offshore oil production activities in Europe. I asked them to provide responses to a questionnaire scrutinizing their safety policies. We will review both applicable standards and procedures in order to identify possible weaknesses at a meeting next week. I have proposed to your environment committee to come and discuss the results with you the very next day (15 July). In parallel, the various Commission services concerned have been looking into the existing legislation.

The interim results of Commission’s review show that offshore safety is covered by a number of complex legislative acts. However the problem is not so much the number of legislation. The key question is: do all these pieces of legislation provide a complete enough coverage for risk management and prevention as well as post-damage follow-up? The answer is not straightforward. This is why I have been working closely with my most concerned colleagues, Commissioners Georgieva, Damanaki and Potočnik. The idea is to make sure that we cover all the stages in the process: from prevention to response and liability issues. In this sense, Commissioner Damanaki, who will address you next, will further refer to the maritime aspects of the challenge we’re facing, notably how we can turn the terrible accident in the Gulf of Mexico into an opportunity for literally "untapped waters" so far, such as the potential for renewable ocean energy.

No matter what regulatory regime is in place and how well supervised, it is the industry, the individual companies which are the first in line. They must take the issue of safety as absolute concern because they are aware that they bear full responsibility. They must maintain a 100% "safety first" policy from their side. Safety is non negotiable. In terms of operational and labour force safety, we have ascertained that the standards and principles set in European legislation provide for a high level of prevention. On the question of liability, "polluter pays" is the underlying principle of our environmental liability system. Overall, legislation applicable in Europe built on it serves us well, addressing a wide range of risks and challenges associated with this kind of industrial activity. However, we have also seen that there is scope for improvement. Existing legislation could be made clearer and up to date. Be assured that, if proven necessary, we will not hesitate to come with legislative initiatives in the coming months.

This is the reason why I also called a meeting with the national regulatory and supervisory authorities next week 14 July. Together with Commissioners Potočnik and Damanaki, we will be discussing concrete steps to improve safety. Operational matters as well as regulatory issues will be examined. On the latter, I would like to be certain that EU’s standards are set at the highest possible level in order to maintain the most stringent regime in the world. Similarly, I want to get the assurance that controls are effective. In this respect, I would not hesitate to propose a European framework for "controlling the controllers" if need be.

I also appreciate the discussions that we have had so far with you on the subject, as they have been useful contributions to best assess the potential problems of the offshore industry, on which we need to focus.

Mid-July I am going to Washington where I will have the opportunity to discuss the latest developments on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with the administration and the legislator. I believe that such dialogue is important in order to ensure that international standards are strengthened.

It is clear that in order to have a complete assessment of the situation we need to know what the exact causes of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico were. Meanwhile, however, and until the exact causes are known, the precautionary principle should prevail. In this respect, any authority in the world (not only in the US or in Europe) would be advised to implement a precautionary approach.

Finally, I would like to outline the five critical points where action is needed to maintain Europe’s safety and environmental credentials. This concerns prevention, remedies and liability:

    1. Immediate action: utmost caution must be exercised for the moment with respect to new drillings. As said, given the current circumstances, any responsible Government would at present practically freeze new permits for drilling with extreme parameters and conditions. This can mean de facto a moratorium on new drills until the causes of the accident are known and corrective measures are taken for such frontier operations as the ones carried out by the Deepwater Horizon. Governments need to make sure that the industry launches all possible measures to further improve safety and enhance disaster prevention levels to meet the highest possible standards also in extreme climatic or geophysical conditions. While specific measures linked to technologies used may meaningfully come only after the causes of the current accident have been fully investigated, immediate and precautionary steps towards reinforcing the level of prevention and preparedness can and must be taken already now. Emergency plans must be reviewed and strengthened on the basis of best practice. Authorization procedures must require demonstrations of the capacity of the operator to deal with critical events in the particular conditions of the given operation. Equally, a demonstration of the financial strength necessary to assume full responsibility for damage caused is needed. We have to see what best instruments can be used in that regard, whether insurance obligations, a special European fund or some other adequately robust solution.

    2. Reinforce existing level of prevention not only through robust authorization regimes but also thorough checks and controls. The traditional division of labour between national authorities and the European level is no longer good enough. We need a new model that helps to foster synergies, strengthens effective mutual cooperation, and that establishes a ‘Control the controllers’ system. We must increase transparency about the safety performance of the industry and the vigilance of public authorities supervising the industry. Citizens have the right to know and to have access to all pertinent information. Transparency is a strong ally in ensuring maximum compliance and precaution.

    3. Complete the "stress test" on existing legislation. Complete without delays our analysis of existing legislation and applicable standards to identify possible weaknesses/gaps/room for improvement. Our legislative framework should guarantee the highest level of safety against the best industry practices and an unequivocal liability regime. For the latter, we see room for improvement in several areas, including potentially the consolidation of the territorial applicability of the existing environmental legislation and its extension to more fully cover the issues of biodiversity and secondary damage. Depending on what exact weaknesses are identified in the final analysis, we will not hesitate to make corresponding legislative proposals, either amending existing legislation or proposing specific legislation for off-shore activities.

    4. We will consider how control and disaster intervention mechanisms can be enhanced at European level. Work is currently underway to further strengthen the overall EU disaster response capacity including assistance provided through the Monitoring and Information Center in the European Commission. The European Maritime Safety Agency EMSA in Lisbon, can already meaningfully intervene in case of oil spills from such facilities. Preventive responsibilities on the other hand, such as inspection and verification activities, require capacities and competencies entirely different from those available at EMSA now. We should well reflect where and how to develop such capacities, including the question whether separate or not for land based or sea based drilling.

    5. Join forces with our partners to strengthen existing international and regional standards. This should not only cover our neighbours, but all countries, since such environmental disasters should simply not happen, whatever the region in the world.

The Commission will come up with concrete proposals in the next months. Meanwhile, as I said, I am ready to come and meet the ENVI Committee to take stock of the situation after the meeting next week with the industry and the national regulators.

Mr President, honourable Members of the European Parliament ladies and gentlemen, the Parliament and the Commission are well placed to work together in realising these objectives. We have shown, for example on maritime safety, what can be achieved when, on the basis of a solid factual analysis, there is political will. We have to continue with our joint efforts to making sure that safety offshore is not an option but a firm condition.

Eugene Terreblanche accused killer out on bail

Ventersdorp, South Africa – The person accused of killing Eugene Terreblanche is out on bail. Chris Mahlangu the 28 year old “gardener” is officially out on bail for only R5000 because he was not seen as a “flight risk” never mind a danger to society.

The Ventersdorp court granted bail, Chris Mahlangu will stay with his uncle outside Johannesburg.

 

Vampires Suck – Movie Trailer

If you are tired of the Twilight Saga and it’s obsessive fans here is another group of people that feels the same. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the Uwe Bolls has made Vampires Suck as a comedy portraying what they really think of the Vampire fad. They have made in the past similar films such as Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, Date Movie and Meet the Spartans maybe the most successfully one.

Vampires Suck is about Becca, played by Jenn Proske, just a normal teenager with a overbearing father who tends to embarrass her, going though high school. She ‘falls’ for two boys one a vampire and the other a werewolf. While she tries to decide who the lucky boy will be Becca’s friends are also struggling in the romance department. All these issues clashes at the prom

Vampires Suck Trailer HD

 

 Vampire Sucks is only due to appear in theatres on 18 August 2010

South Africa Rugby Union launches "bokkie", mascot

Cape Town, South Africa – The South African Rugby Union has a new mascot, the name is Bokkie a 3d animated little “Bok” that is proving to be popular since its launch.

Here is the indtroduction video: