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Articles from April 23, 2009

Birthday Gala a World Class Performance
CAPE TOWN OPERA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT. With the Voice of the Nation Chorus, Mlamli Lalapantsi, Aubrey Lodewyk, Musa Ngqungwana, Xolela Sixaba, Janelle Visagie and Pretty Yende and CPO conducted by Sebastian Lang-Lessing. DEON IRISH reviews...
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'BOBO Can Be the Spark on Attack'
BYLINE: ASHFAK MOHAMED<p> EXPECT yet another "kickathon" from the Stormers tomorrow. That was the deduction that could be made from the team coach Rassie Erasmus selected yesterday and his views on the likely approach against the Highlanders...
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Can Hope Rise from the Ashes of Global Crisis?
BYLINE: Saleem Badat Although held to be Chinese, the origins of the phrase "May you live in interesting times" is a matter of dispute. Also in dispute is whether the phrase is a blessing or a curse. Be that as it may, what is certain is that...
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Championship Chargers at Killarney
BYLINE: Lee McGeorge WITH the likelihood of more perfect autumn weather, Saturday's round of the Western Cape main circuit championship at Killarney, has all the promise of another exciting motorsport day. And prepare for the Indy Oil Clubman...
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Countering Oversteer and Understeer
We often hear glib talk about understeer and oversteer but few seem to have a grasp of what the two terms mean and how they affect our driving. The reason I bring this up is because I got a complaint from the wife of man who brings his car in for a...
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DA Claims Outright Victory in the Western Cape as Voters Pour to the Polls
BYLINE: aziz hartley, AnEl Powell,<p>CARIEN DU PLESSIS, XOLANI<p>MBANJWA and CHRISTELLE<p>TERREBLANCHE THE Democratic Alliance claimed last night that it had won an outright majority in the Western Cape. The party's provincial...
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Fishing around in Murky Election Waters for the Peninsula's Political Soul
BYLINE: MELANIE GOSLING KALK Bay fishermen knew who they would not vote for, but were hard pressed to say who they would vote for. "That's the question, my darlin', that's the question," Phillip Moses said. He strolled up and down the quay,...
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Gilchrist and Sharma Lead Charge to Victory
BYLINE: ZAAHIER ADAMS TWENTY20 cricket may be the game of the future, but at the moment it seems to be the old hands who are dominating this year's Indian Premier League. Sachin Tendulkar set the tone in the opening game, Anil Kumble and Rahul...
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Golf Can Begin to Repair Some of the Damage by Communicating the Entire Story
OVER the years, golf has been able to steer clear of controversy. On the odd occasion, a player has made headlines for, by world standards, very minor misdemeanours. More recently, golf has made the news because of environmental issues linked to...
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Jazz at Kaleidoscope
The Glenn Robertson Jazz Band will appear at the Kaleidoscope Cafe, 85 Main Road, Claremont tomorrow at 7.30pm. To book a table, call Petro on 021 674 5761. Pianist Kyle Shepherd will perform a solo piano concert at Welgemeend Hoerskool Jan van...
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Leaf Them Alone
In his letter of April 20, Patrick O'Brien decries the planting of "alien" rather than indigenous trees in public spaces. The term "alien" is often misconstrued; none of the trees planted by Cape Town municipality's parks department - such as stone...
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Mom of Slain City Struggle Hero Almost Didn't Get to Vote
BYLINE: AZIZ HARTLEY SHE made one of the biggest sacrifices for the right to vote - her son fell in the struggle against apartheid - but she almost didn't get to vote herself. Henrietta Waterwich-Coetzee, mother of slain anti-apartheid hero Robbie...
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Out in the Cold
My political awakening must have been in my school-leaving year, in the mid-1950s, when the National Party government packed the Senate in order to rid the country of the franchise for "coloured" people. Had I had the opportunity to vote in the...
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Parties Up in Arms over Delays Caused by Ballot Paper Shortage after High Turnout
BYLINE: CAIPHUS KGOSANA, CARIEN <p>DU PLESSIS, XOLANI MBANJWA, <p>CHRISTELLE TERREBLANCHE <p>and Anel Powell IRREGULARITIES and shortages of ballot papers triggered political ructions in yesterday's elections, with the ANC pleading...
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Plenty of Two-Wheel Racing Talent on Show
BYLINE: Dave Abrahams It's a measure of the depth of talent in Western Province Regional motorcycle racing that with 54 bikes entered for Saturday's second round of the Suzuki South Regional series at Killarney the racing is going to be close. ...
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Protectionism Can Be Used to Nurture Domestic Economic Development
BYLINE: Stephen Greenberg The South African Department of Trade and Industry's recent announcement that it is considering the reversal of some tariff cuts appears to fly in the face of a global anti-protectionist rhetoric. At the recent Group...
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Queues Generally a Breeze for Early Risers
BYLINE: CARYN DOLLEY, MICHELLE <p>JONES, AZIZ HARTLEY <p>and NATASHA JOSEPH MANY residents across Cape Town awoke early yesterday to avoid long queues in casting their votes at schools, community halls, libraries and retirement homes....
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Rat Problem Gives Health Officials Food for Thought
BYLINE: NATASHA JOSEPH OH RATS! Cape Town has a rodent problem, and officials from the city's health directorate are calling on restaurants, hotels and food stores in the city centre to do their part to keep their establishments clean and rat-free....
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Rosslee Wants to Go into Semison a High with Win over Thanda
BYLINE: JOHN GOLIATH AJAX CAPE TOWN coach Craig Rosslee is looking for his side to use tonight's Premiership encounter against Thanda Royal Zulu at Newlands to build some momentum for their Nedbank Cup semi-final at the weekend. With the club's...
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Scooting along to Promote a Green Alternative
BYLINE: JENNY GROSS TAKING in the smell of salt water, more than 50 scooter riders covered two lanes of traffic as they whizzed along the waterfront in a rally to promote scooters as a greener alternative to cars. "I found that election day fell...
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Seconds out - Round One
BYLINE: Minesh Bhagaloo & Denis Droppa IN THE red corner, weighing in at 1 730kg and pushing 125kW and 350Nm, we have the Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Quattro Manual from Germany. And in the blue corner, weighing in at 1 885kg and punching 136kW and 400Nm,...
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Some Jolly Election Exchanges Round an Astronomical Obelisk
OUR queue snaked round the obelisk which marked the spot where, from 1834 to 1838, Sir John Herschel's 6-metre reflecting telescope was mounted, enabling him to observe and map the entire southern sky. Regarded as a veritable shrine by astronomers...
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Something Fishy about the Way Hake Price Escalates Overseas
The article "Illegal fishing costing SA billions" (April 13) and the reply from Envor Barros (April 15) refer. The paper commissioned by the Institute for Security Studies into Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing in South Africa suggests...
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Speads Offers Value for Money
BYLINE: Jesse Adams THE cost of a racing car in relation to its speed around a racetrack works on a scale of diminishing returns. Invest ten thousand bucks into your everyday Opel Corsa's suspension and it will no doubt gain a second or two around...
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Teko Wants Piratesto Grind out a Result
BYLINE: Nkareng Matshe<p> JOHANNESBURG: Teko Modise believes tonight's game of the season between SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates will be won on character - a virtue that some may point has been absent in his own team, the Buccaneers,...
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Topsy Turvy F1 Circus Heads East
BYLINE: Denis Droppa LAST Tuesday's declaration that the controversial double-decker diffusers used by Toyota, Brawn and Williams were legal was expected to be decisive on the championship outcome, only for Red Bull - which lacks the fancy diffusers...
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Tortured Debate
The public reaction to Barack Obama's attempt to draw a line under the issue of torture by US government agents is a classic demonstration of the inability of political leaders to please all of the people all of the time. The president has been...
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US Court Jails SA Man for Trying to Smuggle Arms
BYLINE: KAREN BREYTENBACH A SOUTH African man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the US for conspiring to smuggle illegal military weapons into that country and sell them to a South African posing as a go-between for international terrorist...
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Vos Makes It Two Wins in a Row
BYLINE: Motoring Staff DUNCAN Vos and Ralph Pitchford made it two in a row when they stormed to victory on the Eastern Cape 400, round two of the Absa Off Road Championship, last weekend. Vos and Pitchford, in a factory Donaldson Nissan Navara,...
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Zuma's Presidency Assured but His Political Survival beyond 2014 Is Not
Barring an act of the gods, Jacob Zuma will be South Africa's next president, inaugurated on May 9. His road to the Presidency will have been a long and very messy one. Despite the battle royale to get him to the Union Buildings, we have little...
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