About Alan

My ethos is espoused in the words of Nelson Mandela: “I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society. If need be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

You will always find me standing on the side of the underdog OR HERE.

Little girl recovers in Pretoria hospital after falling into hot bath

Little girl recovers in Pretoria hospital after falling into hot bath: An 11-year-old girl is undergoing a very painful recovery in a Pretoria hospital after falling into a bathtub of scalding hot water. Lizandri Oosthuizen .... Google Alert - Pretoria Judges keep up with the times: Pretoria - I vividly recall years ago when I sat in court one day, tweeting from the proceedings, when a now retired judge shouted a me from the bench .... Google Alert - Pretoria Tech failure … [Read more...]

Battle lines drawn over death of Willie the koala at Pretoria zoo

Battle lines drawn over death of Willie the koala at Pretoria zoo: The death of Willie the koala bear at the National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria is the result of a long strike, a union has claimed.. Articles relating to Places | pretoria Smith names Cheetahs team for Bulls encounter: Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has named his team for their Currie Cup encounter against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria... Articles relating to Places | pretoria Free Press Release … [Read more...]

Tshwane puts electricity increases on hold after talks with AfriForum

Tshwane puts electricity increases on hold after talks with AfriForum: Pretoria - The City of Tshwane will temporarily set aside the 13% electricity tariff increases effected on July 1 for the 2019/20 financial year.. Google Alert - Pretoria Prophet, pigeons and businessman feature in urgent court bid: Pretoria - A prophet, his pigeons and a businessman all featured in an urgent application before the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, this week.. Google Alert - Pretoria Court pulls … [Read more...]

Pretoria Image: Giant Baobab Tree, Mapungubwe National Park

This #Mapungubwe tagged image is courtesy of Flickr. Click on the Flickr account holder below the photograph to see more. Image by wattallan594 Mapungubwe National Park is a national park in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. It is located on the Kolope River, south of the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers and about 15 km to the NE of the Venetia Diamond Mine. The park was established in 1995 and officially opened in 2004. The park is 280 km² in size. More Pretoria Images This … [Read more...]

Vermeulen's journey of discovery

Vermeulen's journey of discovery: Playing and living in Toulon, Tokyo and Pretoria has given Duane Vermeulen a different perspective on the game, writes JON CARDINELLI.. Google Alert - Pretoria What it takes to be influential in the ANC: Pretoria - As long as you keep doing ordinary things - such as being a bus co-ordinator - in extraordinary ways, people will always remember your .... Google Alert - Pretoria Setting the record straight on BPO Park in Hammanskraal: … [Read more...]

SAPS to pay for wrongful arrest

SAPS to pay for wrongful arrest: Pretoria - In a case of mistaken identity, the police arrested a 53-year-old member of the SANDF on suspicion of robbery while the man was simply .... Google Alert - Pretoria Average waiting time of 7 hours at Steve Biko Academic Hospital: Pretoria - Waiting for seven hours to receive medical help at Steve Biko Academic Hospital is better than trying other provincial hospitals, patients say.. Google Alert - Pretoria Ford announces 1 200 new … [Read more...]

Pretoria Image: Loading platform at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, June 1974

This #Union Buildings tagged image is courtesy of Flickr. Click on the Flickr account holder below the photograph to see more. Image by The U.S. National Archives Original Caption: Loading platform at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri Most of the tracks are being cleared away for a parking lot. In its heyday the station served more than 200 trains per day compared to six passenger trains a day in 1974. Only a portion of the station is used for passengers; the remainder is set aside as … [Read more...]

Kruger bucks overseas trend, returns to Bulls

Kruger bucks overseas trend, returns to Bulls: Lock Juandre Kruger has confirmed he will be leaving French giants Toulon and returning to the Bulls ahead of next season.. Articles relating to Places | pretoria Mamelodi school robbery accused to apply for bail: Three men arrested in connection with the robbery of international students at a pre-school in Mamelodi East in May, are expected to apply for bail later this month.. Articles relating to Places | pretoria 'I am scared' - … [Read more...]

Pretoria Image: Over the Gap (3 of 10)

This #Blue Bulls tagged image is courtesy of Flickr. Click on the Flickr account holder below the photograph to see more. Image by Tony Fischer Photography Snowboarder jumps a gap after coming down the slope and heading toward a landing on the "spine". from wiki (subculture of snowboarding): The snowboarding way of life came about to rebel the more sophisticated way of skiing, and skiers did not easily accept this new culture on their slopes. The two cultures contrasted each … [Read more...]

WATCH | Profile of a killer: Who is murdering Tshwane’s homeless?

WATCH | Profile of a killer: Who is murdering Tshwane's homeless?: Five homeless men have been found dead in Tshwane and police are on the hunt for a suspect... before more bodies turn up.. Articles relating to Places | pretoria Free Press Release Submissions. … [Read more...]