Hello everybody. Welcome to a review of the week from an angle that isn’t filled with words you need a degree in geo political science to understand. 5 Days. 5 Topics. A whole lot of awesome.
Let’s do this!
Students March to the Gauteng Education MEC.
In maybe some not so awesome news, learners from schools in township areas took to the CBD of Johannesburg to deliver a memorandum to the Gauteng Education MEC (Member of the Executive Council) detailing their problems with issues such as drug use, teenage pregnancy and a shortage of textbooks. Things got a bit out of hand and vendors were robbed and a number of shop keepers reported incidents of looting in the areas the march moved through. While we don’t condone industrial action we do feel that these issues have gone unattended for far too long and if learners have to take matters into their own hands the problem is greater than even the government thought.
We headed into the heart of the Free State on Monday to set up for YoFuture Bloemfontein. It was our last YoFuture in South Africa for 2014 until next year and our second last on the 2014 calendar (Our last is in Zimbabwe in September). Needless to say it went off with a bang and was enjoyed by every learner we saw and all the exhibitors that attended. If you think we should visit your area with YoFuture 2015 or want join us let us know in the comments below.
LG G3 lands in SA Today (Except at Vodacom)
The latest premium level smartphone from LG lands on our shores today. The G3 is the LG equivalent of the Samsung S5. Featuring a full HD screen, a Gorilla Glass display, the latest version of Android’s KitKat OS, and 16GB of internal memory with a SD card slot it really is a fantastic device if you are looking to get away from the Samsung range. Unfortunately if you’re looking for the device through Vodacom you’ll have to wait until the 7th of August to get your fingerprints all over it but for everybody else the device is available today.
Commonwealth Games 2014
The Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow got off to a start last week and South Africa has been doing amazingly! We currently have 37 medals (12 Gold, 10 Silver, and 15 Bronze) and considering how small Team South Africa is compared to the rest of the participating countries this achievement is incredible! We hope we get a few more medals in and even if we don’t there are 3 more days of incredible athletics to watch. My favourite event is definitely the field sports events (Javelin, Hammer Throw, Long Jump etc.) what is yours?
Guardians of the Galaxy
If you’re not a comic book fan you’re going huh? If you are a comic book fan you’re squealing in delight. Guardians of the Galaxy is a film adaptation of the comic book of the same name starring Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana. Dave Batista (Yes, the WWE Wrestler) even makes an appearance. The movie is your general good guys versus bad guys affair but the story is the key point here. The movie is written and directed by James Gunn who directed and wrote both big budget Scooby Doo movies as well as zombie action thriller Dawn of the Dead. Critics have hailed Guardians of the Galaxy as the best Marvel movie to come out in recent years. So, if you like a bit of comic book superhero action be sure to catch this movie.
That’s it for this week, what sport would you like to see at the next Commonwealth Games? Professional Fire Blowing? Competitive Balloon Modelling? Let us know in the comments below.