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Tom Sparks and the Quakes of Ruin on Kickstarter

South African indie developer Tasty Poison Games, developer of Pocket RPG, is looking to kickstart a dungeon-crawling action-adventure crafting-centric shoot ‘em up with RPG elements. Whoof. Think Torchlight meets Ratchet and Clank with …

Building a Mesh Networked Conference Badge

[Andrew] just finished his write-up describing electronic conference badges that he built for a free South African security conference (part1, part2). The end platform shown above is based on an ATMega328, a Nokia 5110 LCD, a 433MHz AM/OOK TX/RX module, a few LEDs and buttons. The badges form a mesh network to send messages. Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE HERE: Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial – April 16th

15 hours agoNews : Mediaite

South African Paralympics medalist Oscar Pistorius has pled not guilty to the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in what South Africans are calling their "trial of the century."

Kids - NSW Waratahs EasTah Family Fun Day

Sat 19 Apr Celebrate the Waratahs’ first home game in a month on Easter Saturday (April 19) and watch the team take on South African rivals the Bulls. Bring the...

Private passages

21 hours agoArts : Prospero

DAMON GALGUT, a South African novelist, has written an intimate account of E.M. Forster's own passage to India

Prosecutor Concludes Five-Day Cross-Examination of Pistorius

AFP/Getty Images JOHANNESBURG—The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius questioned the South African star for a final time on Tuesday, homing in on alleged inconsistencies in the South African runner’s testimony as he sought...Show More Summary

Donald Trump -- Oscar Pistorius Is 'As Guilty As O.J.'

Donald Trump is just as cynical about South African justice as he is of the American kind... saying Oscar Pistorius is guilty as sin, but could get off because of his celebrity status. Trump tweeted this morning, "Oscar Pistorius, 'the blade…

Toyota Looking To Conquer Africa

Though Toyota already has a presence in South Africa, the automaker is eyeing the last untapped market in the world: The African continent. Automotive News reports Toyota patriarch Shochiro Toyoda gave his son, current president Akio Toyoda, a mission last year to explore markets outside of the “Asia-Europe-America” sphere, especially those where the younger Toyoda […]

The Pistorius defence: fear of crime - or is it really racism?

Alt Text: Oscar Pistorius on trial in Pretoria White South Africans fear violent crime – but it occurs in townships not gated communities, says Pierre de Vos Column The Conversation Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 9:16am THE WEEK has not begun well for Oscar Pistorius. Show More Summary

Oscar Pistorius Defense Crumbles As Prosecution Hammers Away

The defense of Oscar Pistorius is falling apart after several days of wicked cross-examination by Gerrie Nel, the South African prosecutor who some refer to as a “pit bull”, and others a “bull dog”. Either way, he continues to tear Oscar Pistorius apart. Pistorius, the double-amputee South African Olympian, and once inspirational hero around the

How Pistorius Became a ‘Liar’

His laser-like focus once brought him medals, but on Day 22 of the South African’s murder trial, it was clearly undermining his case—and highlighting his testimony’s inconsistencies.

Pistorius: ‘I Did Not Fire at Reeva!’

The South African athlete on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp maintained he didn't know she was in their bathroom when he shot her last year, but chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel pushed him on why she didn't call out upon hearing an intruder

WATCH HERE: Oscar Pistorius Takes the Stand in His Murder Trial

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

South African Paralympics medalist Oscar Pistorius has pled not guilty to the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in what South Africans are calling their “trial of the century.” He is expected to take the stand again today. Pistorius is being tried for murder and three firearms-related charges. If convicted, he faces up to [...]

Racialized politics, and America's South African future

Whites are a steadily diminishing fraction of the population. In fact, the demographic trends show that they will no longer be the majority of the population, starting sometime about 2050. Jamelle Bouie has a fine essay exploring what...Show More Summary

Anglo mulls sale of strike-hit mines

Anglo American's chief executive has hinted that the mining titan is looking to offload its strike-hit South African platinum mines. ||| Johannesburg - Anglo American's chief executive has hinted that the mining titan is looking to offload...Show More Summary

Alabama Lawmaker Bets Whites Won't Adopt Black Children; It Backfires

Meanwhile, down south in Alabama: A bunch of white adoptive parents of black children are very angry, after an African American Democrat in the state legislature suggested in the middle of an abortion debate that whites would never adopt black children, anyway. Read more...

Nigeria Is Now The Largest African Economy, A Look At Possible Investments

By Chris Katje: The final numbers are in and Nigeria is the biggest country in Africa, in terms of gross domestic product. While South Africa continues to see its GDP fall, Nigeria is rising to the top and hit $510 billion in 2013. Despite...Show More Summary

Impala Platinum Seeing Short-Term Pain For Uncertain Gains

By Stephen Simpson, CFA: As was the case when I wrote about South African platinum producer Aquarius (OTCPK:AQPTY), I can't help but feel a little sorry for management Impala Platinum (OTCQX:IMPUY) (also known as "Implats"). DealingShow More Summary

Prosecutors Dig Into Pistorius’s ‘Fear of Crime’ Defense

Oscar Pistorius puts on his jacket as he arrives at court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday. Associated Press PRETORIA—A South African prosecutor Friday sought to dismantle a central plank of Oscar Pistorius's defense that he shot and killed his girlfriend because he thought she was a burglar in his bathroom. Capping a week of testimony by Mr. Show More Summary

Eskom seeks to double Ugandan business

The Ugandan unit of Eskom said it wants more than double the capacity it runs in the country. ||| Kampala - The Ugandan unit of South African utility Eskom, which manages plants generating almost half of the East African nation’s electricity, said it wants more than double the capacity it runs in the country. Show More Summary

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