South Africa

TopTV CEO on way out over porn plans
South Africa

TopTV CEO on way out over porn plans

TopTV CEO Vino Govender is getting axed because of his misguided porn plans and slow growth in subscriber numbers, reports TV writer Thinus Ferreira. Govender outraged South Africans in early December when he backtracked on a 2010 pledge that TopTV would adhere to Christian family values and would not broadcast […]

Free State South Africa

SA condom failures

By Thaddeus Baklinski — Originally published in LifeStiteNews.Com 1.35 million condoms given out prior to celebrations put on by South Africa’s governing political party, the African National Congress, have been recalled due to complaints that the locally made prophylactics were defective. Spokesman Jabu Mbalula of the health department of the […]

Participate in local Secrecy Bill hearings — CPLO
South Africa

Participate in local Secrecy Bill hearings — CPLO

Citizens opposed to the Protection of State Information Bill, otherwise known as the Secrecy Bill, are strongly encouraged to attend public hearings in their area, the Parliamentary Liaision Office (CPLO) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference urges in a newsletter today. After being approved – by 229 votes against […]

Irish builders making school dream come true
Eastern Cape Education South Africa

Irish builders making school dream come true

Forty one Irish volunteer builders are rapidly turning an ambitious community upliftment dream into a reality in the impoverished, shackland township of Missionvale, Port Elizabeth. “It’s a miracle”, said Missionvale Care Centre Academy principal Pastor Russel Viljoen as the industrious Irishmen — seemingly oblivious to a relentless heatwave in PE […]