5 most read, most talked about articles in Johannesburg this past week

From peaceful Johannesburg (and violent Cape Town) and a world running out of chocolate to Ministers coming to blows as parliament (again) descended into chaos; here are the most read articles of the past week…

5. Post-Parly brawl Minister Zulu: 'To those disappointed with me, I apologise'

We lapped up Minister Zulu’s public apology after she had to be physically restrained in Parliament this week.

“Those that are disappointed with me, I sincerely apologise, it will not happen again,” she told 702 presenter Redi Tlhabi.

4. Chaos in Parliament

Joburgers watched, shared and talked about these videos of parliamentary pandemonium all week long.

3. You might want to sit down for this; the world is running out of chocolate

Shock! Horror! The world is running out of chocolate…

This article about the world’s cocoa demand outstripping supply got Johannesburg’s chocoholics wholly freaked out.

2. Ministers almost come to blows after a volatile day in Parliament

We couldn’t get enough of parliamentary shenanigans this past week.

The internet almost broke when we published this piece (along with the juicy video evidence) after Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu losing it and having to be restrained from getting into a fight outside Parliament.

1. 50 most violent cities on Earth (Joburg isn’t there; 3 other SA cities are)

A list of the 50 most violent cities on Earth got the whole South Africa talking, especially in Johannesburg which, surprisingly, isn’t on it.

Guess who is number one in Africa (and 20th overall)?

We also learned that the most dangerous place on Earth is Latin America and that there are five American cities more violent than Johannesburg.


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You might want to sit down for this; the world is running out of chocolate

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The world is wolfing down far more chocolate than it’s producing and prices will soon start skyrocketing.

Post-Parly brawl Minister Zulu: 'To those disappointed with me, I apologise'

Post-Parly brawl Minister Zulu: 'To those disappointed with me, I apologise'

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