Posts Tagged ‘Pretoria’

Who Watches the Watchers? Thieves.

August 22, 2014

Who Watches the Watchers? Thieves.

“The high-security building housing Interpol’s South Africa office has been burgled for the fifth time in three weeks.”

— “South Africa: Interpol building raided five times,” BBC News

The International Criminal Police Organization, (INTERPOL) is an intergovernmental organization with 190 member countries facilitating international police cooperation.

 “Our high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support helps meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century.”

— INTERPOL website

 The Pretoria office certainly inspires confidence in that.


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In a Pretoria Grocery Store

December 16, 2013

Two days after Nelson Mandela died, members of the Soweto Gospel Choir took over the Woolworth grocery store in Pretoria’s Parkview neighborhood. There was really nothing spontaneous about it except for the heartfelt response of shoppers. The choir had planned to surprise the crowd with a James Brown tune, but after the death of the revered patriot they chose this number, “Asimbonanga,” a tribute Johnny Clegg wrote during Mandela’s imprisonment on Robben Island: