Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Monday, June 20, 2005

When good ideas go wrong
I pulled up the National Prosecuting Authority's website moments ago to check on their decision whether or not to prosecute Jacob Zuma. The site offers XML-pulled headlines in crime related stories from IOL. Great idea in theory, but leaves something to be desired in practice. Bear in mind that this is the National Prosecuting Authority's website as you read these classics on the front page:

"Family still waiting for justice to be served"
"Drunk driving case postponed for the 8th time"
"Cash-in-transit guard shot in the head", [and my personal favourite:]
"NPA prosecutor in court over corruption"

Get someone to vet those headlines guys.