In Brief 10 June
Thumbs Down: A new survey shows that 57% of South Africa's youth feel those in charge of the SA Police Service are not the right people for the job.
Research conducted by consumer insights company Pondering Panda suggests that public trust in the police has deteriorated. Of more than 4000 respondents between the ages of 18 and 34, only 27% felt that the police service is in good hands. - Isaac Mahlangu
Mugabe Deaths: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's motorcade was involved in two deadly accidents this week.
A homeless man was killed after a motorcycle in the motorcade crashed into him on Wednesday.
In a separate accident, a car carrying Mugabe's bodyguards overturned when a tyre burst. One of the guards later died in hospital. - Staff reporter
Fair Play: Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula will share a stage with US preacher Bishop Noel Jones as he launches the Fikile Mbalula Foundation on June 27 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Mbalula will introduce the foundation's mission of "developing, nurturing and uplifting young women through raising their social values, economic empowerment and education". - Mantombi Makhubele
Move Over: A by-law has been passed to allow more than one body to be buried in a single grave due to a dire shortage of burial space in Buffalo City.
The metro, in the Eastern Cape, has 279 cemeteries under its jurisdiction, but only 29 are formal establishments. The shortage of burial space was revealed in the city's 2012-2013 Integrated Development Plan and budget report, adopted this week. - Staff reporter
Depraved Birds: Startling polar research has been unearthed about the sexual antics of the Adelie penguin, penned by a scientist who accompanied the 1910-13 Scott Antarctic Expedition. George Murray Levick's observations were kept under wraps as they were deemed too shocking for public consumption 100 years ago. His notes describing the "astonishing depravity" of "hooligan males" in the penguin population were written in Greek so that only an educated gentleman would understand what he witnessed, reported The Guardian yesterday. - Staff Reporter
Going, Going ... : A 1939 painting by South African artist Irma Stern that has been with the same family for 70 years will be auctioned by Strauss & Co in Johannesburg tomorrow.
The painting, The Arab, shows a man dressed in a pure white robe with a white turban.
Bina Genovese, speaking for Strauss & Co, said the offering of the painting was a surprise.
"The painting has been in the same family for more than 70 years. The seller's mother purchased the painting directly from the artist herself," she said. - Shanaaz Eggington