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Winning Women – Yudhika Sujanani: Spiced up holy cow

@City_Press 29 September 2014 8:00

Throughout her career, celebrity chef, author and spice creator Yudhika Sujanani has stuck to what she knows best: curry. It’s taken her to the heights she dreamt of as a little girl, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Pillow talk: People fight for a minute to break the Guinness World Record for the largest pillow fight, with 4 200 pillows, at the University of California in Irvine, the United States, on Tuesday (September 30 2014). The participants broke the old record of 3 813 by more than 400 pillows. There were actually 4 447 people on the field, but organisers didn’t have enough pillows for everyone.

Picture: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

How to spread it – Mmatsatsi Mokgohloa: A passion to serve the community

@City_Press 29 September 2014 8:00

Mmatsatsi Mokgohloa is an educator and social worker – and she is the saving grace of the community of Mabopane outside Pretoria.

Mapungubwe: Africa’s golden dawn

@City_Press 28 September 2014 15:01

Our series on our World Heritage Sites continues with Mapungubwe in Limpopo. Bridget Hilton-Barber offers the lowdown on how to make your stay one to remember Mapungubwe.

The middle class: It’s politics and taxes

23 September 2014 7:45

Beginning last year, angry protests across the emerging world from Sao Paulo to Cairo and Istanbul signalled a wave of middle class protest. Middle class frustration with the poor quality of services they received in return for their often substantial tax contributions was one factor driving these protests.

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    Since the collapse of the guesthouse at Nigerian preacher TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations, the South African government has been there to lend its hand. Even through a difficult time to get information from its counterpart in Nigeria and from Joshua, our government has looked after the South African victims. A caring government leads from the front.

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    God comes in different forms and is worshipped differently. First, Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries in Tshwane made his congregants eat grass. But his latest stunt is really worrying. His church members are now drinking petrol, which he claims he has turned into juice through prayer, all in the name of the lord.

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    The people of Scotland have spoken and it is a clear result. A true reflection of democracy took place this week, when 85% of the eligible Scottish population took to the polls to vote for or against independence from the United Kingdom. While those who wanted independence (45%) didn’t get their way, it is clear democracy is alive and well.

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    But this is not the case in the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho, where there was an attempted coup last month. On Friday, police and ­military exchanged fire as the country battles to return to ­normality. Only strict adherence to democratic rule can free the country of its problems.

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    School kids are not sex objects for teachers. This is the message ­Gauteng and Free State education MECs ­Panyaza Lesufi and Tate Makgoe, ­respectively, are sending out. The ­politicians have axed several teachers found guilty of having sex with schoolchildren. Such brave action means ­culprits cannot hide behind their ­profession while abusing our children.

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    It’s obvious. No words necessary. Bleddie agent!

  • Previous Weeks

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    South Africans are closer to knowing the contents of the spy tapes that saw President Jacob
    Zuma evading criminal prosecution. For years, the DA has gone to the courts to force the National Prosecuting Authority to hand over the recordings. In it, we can only hope, are the answers the country has been waiting for.

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    Mpumalanga culture, sport and recreation MEC Norah Mahlangu-Mabena seems not to know how to divide her duties between the party and the government.
    Addressing a Women’s Day event, she lashed the Public Protector for being sent to destroy Zuma. Really. Clearly, the MEC knows more than we know. We’re listening...

  • Previous Weeks

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    Beyoncé. And no, she is not hot ­because of that rhinestone bodysuit alone. We salute the singer for proudly proclaiming herself a ­feminist at the MTV Video Music Awards and for so beautifully ­sampling Nigerian writer ­Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s thoughts on what it means to be a feminist today.

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    Marikana strike leader Xolani ­Nzuza. This week he told the ­Marikana Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of 44 people two years ago that he bore no ­culpability and would not apologise for the brutal deaths of security guards Hassan Fundi and Frans Mabelani at ­Lonmin.

How to Spread it – Tom Wixley: ‘Salami slicing’ for hungry children

@City_Press 22 September 2014 8:00

They call it “salami slicing”, cutting up or rounding down tiny odd lots of long-forgotten shares, but thanks to nonprofit company Strate Charity Services (SCS), in conjunction with Computershare Investor Services, these shares go to a good cause. We’ve all heard stories about a single share or a misplaced share certificate (remember them?) holding up […]

Will the real middle class please stand up?

22 September 2014 7:45

‘Middle class” is a much sought-after status – in South Africa and across the world. It is equally attractive to those who want to downplay the fact that they are quite rich and those who want reassurance that they are no longer poor. But who really are the middle classes in South Africa and comparable countries?

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I am prepared to take the punishment for what I did wrong, but I won’t take the fall for wrongs that I didn’t do.
Nkandla project manager Jean Rindel on the scandal around the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s home

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