Project Hammer was a desperate undertaking by the USA government to rescue some of its major banks, who, by the end of the 1980’s, faced insolvency.
These banks included Citibank, HSBC, Chase Manhatten and the Bank of New York.
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Dr Koos Troskie, a well known general practitioner in Kroonstad in the Free State, and his bedridden wife, Natalie, were attacked on their farm just outside town.
MONIQUE’S BODY HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED LEPHALALE – SA
The police confirmed on Monday morning that the decaying body found in May near the Deelkraal turnoff just outside Lephalale is indeed that of missing Monique Barnard (19). DNA-tests were carried out on the body to confirm whether the body matched Monique’s parents’ DNA. “The DNA results came back last week and we can confirm that the body is definitely Monique’s”, said Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena of the Lephalale police. Read more...
Major train delays for commuters as Cape Town train driver is robbed and gunned down
It is with shock and dismay that the United National Transport Union (UNTU) has learned that one of its members, Mr. Pieter Barend (Piet) Botha, a train driver, was shot twice and died after being robbed at the Netreg Station in the Western Cape. Read more...
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“My son was beaten to death, like a dog, in the street”, said a broken father who has to work through the news that his son, Pierre de Necker (24), was so badly assaulted on Friday evening, in Belfast Mpumalanga, by a group of people who accused him of theft. He died on Saturday from his injuries. Read more...
By: Mzukisi Makatse
I am a member of the ANC and have been since 1989 when I was barely 11 years old. Painfully, it is the first time in all these years that I am overcome by a great feeling of doubt about the ANC.
The mere mention of South Africa in a discussion provokes deep images of institutional racism, discrimination and horrific violence.
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A British woman who rushed to her husband’s aid while he scuffled with a home invader said on Thursday that she would not be intimidated by robbers.
The couple took on a burglar after a confrontation in the kitchen of their Waterfall holiday home – a fight which played out through most of the house. Read more...
Seventy-six percent of people in SA used to feel the country was going in the right direction from the early years after 1994, but now just 42% think so.
Those who have been through crisis points in their lives know that the first step to recovery is admitting there is problem, that the situation is unmanageable. The paradox is that only after such utter surrender can the solutions begin. There are reminders everywhere.1 I had a couple this week that the Zuma Administration is some way from grasping reality. One was a passionate soccer administrator who tried to explain away the $10m bribe SA paid FIFA officials to host the 2010 World Cup. Another is recently appointed Eskom chief Brian Molefe’s emotive defence of the indefensible Russian nuclear power project that threatens to bankrupt SA (but enrich the already enriched). RW Johnson’s explains in some detail in his classic How Long Can SA Survive that the end of Apartheid was engineered abroad. Hopefully international pressure will play a similar, desperately required job of sobering those who desperately need it. Here’s a precis of what the British are reading about South Africa in the influential Times of London this morning. – Alec Hogg