Sat, 24 August, 2019

Red Cross Hospital In Desperate Need Of Human Skin Donations

The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital said there was a critical shortage of human skin donations.The majority of the skin is used to assist burn victims who...

Judgment Reserved As Zuma Argues ‘Enemy Agent’ Comment Misinterpreted

Former President Jacob Zuma has argued that when he called former minister Derek Hanekom an enemy agent he was referring to him being an agent of opposition parties, not the apartheid regime.

Mbalula Out To Rid The Streets Of Unroadworthy Taxis

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has officially launched the revised taxi recapitalisation programme in Elandsfontein on Friday.The programme is aimed at removing unroadworthy and illegal vehicles from the roads.

Goodwood Crime Bust Nets Drugs Worth R2.5M, Cash Stash

A police operation in Goodwood has led to the discovery of drugs worth an estimated R2.5 million.Police arrested two people on Thursday. They’ve been charged with dealing in...

Adolescent Girls, Women Remain Disproportionately Affected By HIV – Mabuza

Deputy President David Mabuza said that adolescent girls and young women remained disproportionately affected by HIV.Mabuza on Friday chaired the first meeting in the sixth administration of the...

Ramaphosa Dodges DA Question On Using Pensions To Develop Economy

CAPE TOWN - President Cyril Ramaphosa would not say whether he supported the prescription of assets, a policy that could see local pension funds being invested in state companies, to help develop the economy.Members...

Diamond Trader And Socialite Eddie Poone Dies

JOHANNESBURG - Well-known Lesotho and Kimberley diamond mogul and socialite Eddie Poone has died. Friends who were with him told that he reacted to a food allergy in Sandton on Thursday night. He was rushed to...

Mashaba: Graft Levels When ANC Ran Joburg Make Zuma Look Like A Saint

JOHANNESBURG - Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said that the corruption committed while the African National Congress (ANC) controlled the metro was more rampant than the claims leveled against former President Jacob Zuma.The ANC on...

D6 Community Hails CoCT Backing For Keizersgracht Street Name Change

CAPE TOWN - A road in Cape Town well known as a gathering spot for protest marches in the CBD won't be called Keizersgracht Street for much longer.Changing the name back to Hanover Street...

Probe Into Cause Of Deadly M1 Crash Under Way

JOHANNESBURG - The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said it was investigating the cause of a crash that claimed four lives on the M1 near the Xavier offramp.Fifteen people were injured in Thursday's crash.A...

Zondo Admits To Being Shocked By Some Evidence Given At State Capture Inquiry

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said that he had been shocked by some of the evidence that had been presented at the state capture commission.The inquiry was established to investigate corruption and...

Old Mutual’s Trevor Manuel Speaks Up On Peter Moyo Sacking

JOHANNESBURG - Old Mutual board chair Trevor Manuel has spoken for the first time on axed CEO Peter Moyo and reports that the two of them were like two bulls in a kraal.On Thursday,...
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South Africa’s HIV/Aids BurdenThe first meeting in the sixth administration of the South African National Aids Council (SANAC) inter-ministerial committee has kicked off...

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Uganda Blocks Online Access To Rwandan Newspaper

Uganda said on Friday it had blocked online access to Rwanda’s main state-owned newspaper on national security grounds, two days after the countries signed a pact to...

Zimbabwe Arrests Senior Opposition Official Over Demonstration

Police in Zimbabwe arrested a senior opposition official on Thursday on charges of failing to stop a banned protest last week in the capital, his lawyer said.

Ghana Draws African-American Tourists With ‘Year of Return’

CAPE COAST - US preacher Roxanne Caleb blinked away the tears as she emerged from a pitch-dark dungeon where African slaves were once held before being shipped across the...

Microplastics In Drinking Water Present Low Health Risk: WHO

Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a “low” risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organisation...

Sudan Swears In Ruling Council, Prime Minister

Sudan took further steps in its transition towards civilian rule Wednesday, with the swearing-in of a new Sovereign Council and prime minister.A government...

Road To WEF Cape Town: Equipping Africa’s Next Generation For The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Optimists have argued that the Forth Industrial Revolution gives Africa a chance to leapfrog and catch up with the rest of the world. Klaus Schwab, the founder...

What Will US Recession Mean For African Markets

The trade war between the United States and China has proven to be greater than the tariffs and sanctions as it now poses the threat of economic...

CPI Eases To 4% In July From 4.5%

South Africa's headline consumer inflation has slowed to 4% year-on-year for July, its lowest in seven months.This is from 4.5% in June.

100% Increase In The Number Of Electric Vehicles Sold In South Africa

The analytics group Lightstone released a study showing that there were 375 electric vehicles that had been sold in South Africa as of January 2018. The minister...

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Bitcoin Going Through Distinct Hype Cycle Says SA’s Largest Crypto Exchange

Luno, the global cryptocurrency exchange with over 2.9 million customers in over 40 countries, has seen an 60% quarter-to-quarter increase in new customers despite ongoing Bitcoin price...

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Sheffield United Earn First Win Back In The Premier League

Sheffield United made a winning return to the Premier League at Bramall Lane as John Lundstram scored the only goal for a deserved 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Smith Out Of Second Ashes Test With Concussion

Australia's Steve Smith has been ruled out of the last day of the second Ashes Test with concussion against England at Lord's, saying he felt "groggy" on Sunday morning.

Springboks Release Four Players Back To Provinces

The Springbok training squad of 36 players assembled in Bloemfontein on Sunday for a four-day Rugby World Cup camp in Bloemfontein as part of the Boks’ preparations for the global tournament which...

Sharks Edge Lions In Ellis Park Thriller

The Sharks moved into the top four on the Currie Cup log after a thrilling 30-28 win over the Golden Lions at Ellis Park.The Lions outscored the Sharks...

VAR Controversy Hides Chasm Between Man City And Spurs

"I am in love with VAR," joked Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after his side escaped with a 2-2 draw at Manchester City thanks to Gabriel Jesus's late winner for the Premier League...

Licence To Thrill: Word Warrior 2019!

Monday 12 August 2019 was International Youth Day; a day created by the United Nations to draw attention to the challenges facing young people globally. This year’s theme is ‘Transforming education’ and serves to highlight efforts to make education more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all youth.One aspect of transformation in education is to encourage self-thought and creativity in our young people and READ Educational Trust’s annual Word...

Beef & Mushroom Bolognese

The addition of mushrooms make this bolognese taste even meatier - with a lot less fat and sodium than a full meat version. A stunning dish, every night of the week.Ingredients: (serves 2)30 ml olive oil1 onion, peeled & chopped1 carrot, peeled & chopped2 cloves garlic, finely chopped4...

Travel Like A Celebrity, Without The Price Tag

Five star treatment, the best hotels, exclusive experiences and dinner prepared for you by celebrity chefs. Who doesn’t want to travel like a superstar? The A-listers and Jet-Set certainly do have it all. “If you’d like to add a touch of glitz and glam to your travels Trafalgar will give you four ways to live like a celebrity in some of the trendiest hotspots of Europe – with one...

An Idyllic Island Getaway To Curaçao In The Caribbean

Islands in the Caribbean are a dime a dozen, each with their own unique charm and allure. Islands such as Cuba, Jamaica and the Bahamas are among some of the most popular Caribbean destinations being visited by millions of people each year, but there are a whole host of other hidden gems that are starting to creep onto bucket lists the world over. One such island is Curaçao. If...

Scientists A Step Closer To Saving Northern White Rhino From Extinction

Veterinarians have successfully harvested eggs from the last two surviving northern white rhinos, taking them one step closer to bringing the species back from the brink of extinction, scientists said in Kenya on Friday.Science is the only hope for the northern white rhino after the death last year of the last male, named Sudan, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya where the groundbreaking procedure was carried out...

GSK Long-Acting HIV Injection Succeeds In Study

GlaxoSmithKline’s prospective two-monthly two-drug injection to treat HIV was as effective as a monthly dose of the same regimen in maintaining viral suppression at 48 weeks in a late-stage study, the British drugmaker said on Thursday.The long-acting needle-based combination of its drug cabotegravir and Janssen’s treatment rilpivirine met its main goal in the study, which was testing the regimen in adults with HIV-1 whose virus was suppressed.

SA Actress Nomzamo Mbatha Joins Cast Of ‘Coming 2 America’

CAPE TOWN – South African actress and human rights activist Nomzamo Mbatha has joined the cast of Coming 2 America, a sequel to the 1988 comedy which featured Eddie Murphy.Mbatha and American actress Garcelle Beauvais are the latest additions to the cast, which will also feature stars like Tracy Morgan and Wesley Snipes, among others.Not much is known about Mbatha’s new role yet, but the star has been retweeting posts about her new role....

Dwayne Johnson Highest Paid Actor According To Forbes

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is the highest-paid actor of 2019, according to Forbes magazine's annual list.The 47-year-old actor and former professional wrestler has topped Forbes magazine's list of the highest-paid actors in the world, after having made a whopping $89.4 million between 1 June 2018 and 1 June 2019.Dwayne - who recently tied the knot with Lauren Hashian - made his impressive earnings thanks to his roles in...

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It’s Burgers And Beats At Middelvlei

Spring is almost here and although the days still have a slight chill to them, Winter is without a doubt a thing of the past. To celebrate the start of a new...

The Future Is Not Female … It Is Intersectional, Say Women In Architecture

On 15 August 2019, Women in Architecture, in partnership with the South African Institute Architects (SAIA KZN), hosted “The Future is not Female … It is Intersectional” workshop. The theme of “Intersectionality”...

Nuclear Energy Procurement Problems Highlighted In Submission To Zondo Commission

Major energy procurement projects need independent oversight at all stages – pre-procurement, procurement and post-procurement – to prevent further state capture, recommends the Southern African Faith Communities Environmental Institute (SAFCEI) in its...

What The Decriminalisation Of Cannabis Means For The Workplace

Following the Constitutional Court's Prince judgment, cannabis use, possession and cultivation in South Africa has been decriminalised with adult persons now permitted to use

Questions Remain Over CITES Vote Which Means Zoos Can No Longer Procure Wild African Elephants

The vote taken on the future of wild African elephants by members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) this past weekend is a...

Shine Brightly At This Year’s Protea Party

Celebrating everything “Bright and Light” will be the theme of the sixth annual Protea Party, taking place at the spectacular Anthonij Rupert Estate in Franschhoek on Saturday 26 October 2019.

Art Franschhoek | 25 To 27 October 2019

As with fine food and world-class wines, so too fine art needs to be experienced to be appreciated. Visitors to Franschhoek can once again look forward to a weekend of artworks and...

Cell C Scoops Prestigious Top Gender Empowered: Corporate Citizenship Award

Cell C has won the highly coveted Top Gender Empowered: Corporate Citizenship Award for the third time at the16th Annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards, held recently at Emperors Palace, in Johannesburg. The award...

AI As A Tool To Advance Human Evolution

It was while studying computer science at UCT that Rapelang Rabana and two friends had the spark of an idea that would lead to their first tech business at age 23. Airtime...

Biggest Night Ever With 4 Million People Staying Over In Airbnb Properties

At Airbnb, our mission is to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. In the early days, many people thought strangers sharing homes would never work, but we believed that a...