The City of Cape Town has welcomed the judgment by the Western Cape High Court in civil action against an informal settlement organisation and its members.
Former DA MP and author Raenette Taljaard has been requested to identify the individuals who benefited financially from the 1999 arms deal.
This is Itekeng, where a putrid sewage swamp lies metres away from a playground, a borehole and a communal tap.
Four new Springboks, eight tries, 55 points and a possible serious injury were the order of the day after Victor Matfield and his men went on the rugby equivalent of a spot of grouse shooting in Port Elizabeth yesterday.
Cape Town’s tallest new skyscraper, the R1.6 billion glass-encased Portside building, is now open for business.
The idea of cultural appropriation is actually not that confusing. If you take a symbol, an element, a ritual from a culture that’s not yours and use it in a way that divorces it from its cultural context, chances are that it’s cultural appropriation.
Hot or Not
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.Not:
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.
When it’s your time, it’s really your time. Fresh from a gold in triple jump at the Commonwealth Games, Khotso Mokoena led the South African contingent with a solid victory in the men’s long jump event at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm this week. This could prove to be Mokoena’s year to capture the world stage and make it his own.Not:
Ratings agencies have become one of those things we love to hate. Whether anyone agrees with the downgrades or not, the minute they declare a company or country junk, a whole lot of investment protocols kick in, ensuring that the rating is proven correct. We have felt their scorn, and we want them to go away and pick on someone else.
Laughter is the best medicine, but it wasn’t enough to cure actor Robin Williams of his deep depression. He made us weep with laughter and, in his darker roles, just weep – and hid his own demons behind a wide smile and sad eyes. His suicide this week left the world a little emptier.
Thanks for the memories, Robin – we’re sorry for your pain.Not:
President Jacob Zuma has mastered the art of passing the buck. After keeping us waiting for months for a response to the Public Protector’s Nkandla report, he delivered what was essentially two pages of a reply as most of the 20 pages were a regurgitation of other reports. And the substance was: Ask the police minister.
When science is cool, it’s really cool. European spacecraft Rosetta caught up with a comet this week. It will attach a probe to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – Chury to its friends – and gather data from its surface. This will offer a peek into what reports call a kind of “astronomical time capsule” to see what things were like when our solar system was born.Not:
Lending money to poor people at high interest rates is bad enough. Springing one of the biggest shockers in South Africa’s corporate
history is not hot either. Not long ago, African Bank’s management indicated it was at rock bottom. Almost R10 billion got burnt this week once the extent of its problems became clear.
Team SA for their 37-medal haul with three days to go at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, getting closer to the target of 43 set by Sascoc and already surpassing the 33 from the 2010 Games. The SA lawn bowls (five gold medals), judo (one) and Rugby Sevens teams proved that the nation should not only always rely on swimming and athletics for gold medals.Not:
What will it take for the US to finally ditch its “softly, softly” approach to Israel? Not even the bombing of a UN-run school in Gaza by Israeli forces could do it. The US called the act “indefensible” and called on Israel to “live up to their own standards” of protecting civilians. That’ll show ’em, Obama. Or not.
South Africa is looking to increase its energy generation capacity through both traditional and green sources.
When this newfangled app first appeared, it promised to give a magazine-like experience to the iPad. Quite quickly, it became the poster child for how to read on a tablet.
Dewald van Rensburg’s article on the problem properties draft bill (“Brave new Joburg, City Press, November 24) was dominated by the issue of the treatment of street traders by the council.
The Cry of Winnie Mandela by Njabulo S Ndebele was first published 10 years ago. Using Madikizela-Mandela as inspiration, it tells the stories of four other women, much like the mythical Penelope, who also have to wait for husbands. Charles Cilliers interviews Ndebele following the release of a new edition of his novel.
- Listen – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: We cannot blame apartheid for mud schools
- Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: We should have done better after apartheid
- ‘Ancestors are keeping Mandela for us’ – Winnie
- Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s birthday party goes ahead without her
- Full statement: ANC responds to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's 'regrettable comments'
Abortions are performed in South Africa at an average rate of more than 200 a day, according to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.
A British man armed with a kitchen knife tried to storm his way into Buckingham Palace to complain to Queen Elizabeth II about his state welfare payments, a court has heard.
Mesut Özil quit Real Madrid to join Arsenal because he realised he no longer had the confidence of Real coach Carlo Ancelotti, the Germany play maker said.
- Another man dies after jumping off building at University of Pretoria
- E-tolls: We want whatever Sanral is smoking – justice project
- Born-frees will make up a third of voters at 2019 election
- Protesters in Cape Town set alight buses, assault drivers
- Indian man gets divorce because wife wanted too much sex
He apprehends danger to his life and limb.
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If I was the colour red, I’d sue Valentine’s Day for defamation. There’s so much more to red than roses and silly balloons.
Readers react to the EFF’s parliamentary behaviour with more favour than scorn.
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