I’m exhausted – by my privilege, with restaurants filled with primarily white patrons and that those serving these white consumers are mainly black. I’m exhausted by the ignorance of those in the vicinity to see the difference.
South Africa returned empty-handed from this weekend’s Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards held at the Eko Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.
University of California students who drink coffee to get through the day will soon be able to study the science behind the beverage. Next week the University of California, Davis, will host a research conference run by its recently founded Coffee Center.
Facebook and its photo-sharing subsidiary Instagram will delete posts offering to buy or sell guns without background checks.
Apple makes its next move in hands-free smartphone technology for car drivers when it unveils a new, integrated iPhone voice-control system at the Geneva Motor Show this week.
As a little boy in the 1970s, I would play ‘Dispatcher’, a game that involved sending imaginary couriers on routes mapped out from Holmden’s Register of Johannesburg, the city’s eccentric street-guide.
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A year before his death in 1989, Nigerian-born photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode wrote: “I seek to translate my rage and my desire into new images which will undermine conventional perceptions.”
Hot or Not
Brazilian soccer ace Neymar showed that stardom has not gone to his head. When guards were removing Ayo Dosunmu (7), who had run on to the field after the final whistle at FNB Stadium on Wednesday, Neymar told the guards to let the boy approach them. Ayo was hoisted into the air by the Brazilian team and even took pictures with the star.Not:
The world doesn’t need to go back to the old days when every reason was used to colonise other countries. This week, President Vladimir Putin’s Russia claimed it was protecting ethnic Russians in Crimea by taking over the Ukrainian peninsula. Such excuses could have worked back in the day, but they cannot be allowed in the 21st century.
Judge Dunstan Mlambo’s ruling to allow the partial broadcast of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ trial is welcomed. In past court appearances, space has been an issue due to public interest. As Mlambo said, the ruling will “ensure a greater number of people in the community who are unable to attend the proceedings are able to follow wherever they may be”.Not:
No superstar is bigger than the audience. The antics of US rapper Eminem (he did not want to be photographed by the media while on stage), who performed in the country this week, is disturbing. Blame should also be apportioned to the concert organisers who allow megastars to undermine the freedom of the media to do their jobs.
The time has come for the government to seriously consider legalising dagga for medicinal purposes. This week, terminally ill IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini tabled a Medical Innovation Bill in an attempt to legalise the use of cannabinoids for medical purposes. He and many others should not have to resort to the illegal use of dagga to manage pain.Not:
It may be that the North-West University students who imitated the Sieg Heil salute as a hostel “tradition” did not fully realise the meaning of the Nazi symbol they were mimicking, but the university leaders cannot plead ignorance. Viewing the act in context doesn’t make it less objectionable. It’s unjustifiable. Full stop.
Kudos to the National Prosecuting Authority for its tough stance on rape and child abuse masquerading as culture and tradition. Mvumeleni Jezile (32) was sentenced to 22 years in jail by the Wynberg Regional Court on Thursday for human trafficking, rape and assault after he abducted a 14-year-old girl in 2010, married her and repeatedly raped her.Not:
As the elections near, people on the left, right and centre are calling for “political tolerance”. But what we practise and what we preach are two different things, as evidenced at Wednesday’s DA march when people in ANC
T-shirts brandished bricks with the letters ‘DA’ scrawled on them. So much for political tolerance.
Giving out of love was one of Nelson Mandela’s many attributes. There was further evidence of that this week when his will was read out to his family and the world. He not only gave to his family, but to his support staff. He also awarded bursaries to children in less fortunate schools. This is the power of giving with love that we should all embrace.Not:
Acting SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said graduates were a drain on colleagues who were skilled but did not have degrees. This explains why capable and educated leaders are leaving the broadcaster, while Motsoeneng, who doesn’t have matric, remains in his position. You wonder who drives them out.
So the organisers billed it as one of the biggest movie premieres to take place in Soweto, with some 1 500 Sowetans expected to attend. Alas, they barely managed to scrape together 500.
Parents sometimes forget how important their words, thoughts and feelings are when it comes to helping their children develop a positive body image and healthy eating habits, says Dr Aaron Krasner.
Samsung has unveiled a new smart watch and fitness band along with the latest version of its Galaxy smartphone, demonstrating how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist.
Johannesburg’s newest master bartender will be named tonight – and enter a world in which top drink mixers can earn up to R45 000 a month.
For the first time in Africa, celebrated global galleries and institutions will showcase their ground-breaking designs at Cape Town’s Guild International Design Fair. It starts on Friday and 17 countries, 11 collaborations and four continents will be represented. City Press paged through the catalogue.
The SA Actuaries Development Programme honoured its graduates with a gala dinner at the swank Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosebank on Wednesday night.
When television talk show personality Dali Tambo and his family moved to Saxonwold, the neighbours brought cake to welcome them.
There is no good story to tell. It is a fairy tale. The working class and poor people have a bad story to tell.
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