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Articles from January 26, 2007

69 for Schwartzel
BYLINE: GRANT WINTER SUN CITY: Louis Oosthuizen once shot a 15-under-par 57 at Mossel Bay in a money game with friends. But when reflecting on his career one day, the little guy with the big game might just remember with more fondness the pace-setting...
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Account to Inspire African Journalists to Tell New Story
CHARLAYNE Hunter-Gault is an acclaimed correspondent and recipient of many awards. As a journalist, she brings important insights for the reader of this book, especially in view of many who see Africa as the "dark continent". Current ongoing areas...
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A Craft Book That Delivers on Its Promise
ONE thing I've often found with craft books is that, without taking your artistic talents or lack thereof into account, they shamelessly tempt you into thinking you can achieve results similar to those which appear in the book. So being a non-artistic,...
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Adrenaline Hikes as Waters Recede
You'll remember the photographs - houses with rivers running through them, debris piled up against bridges, a section of the N2 closed for fear it might slip down a mountain. But despite the battering of biblical proportions last winter, Cameron Ewart-Smith...
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ANC Set to Lose Control of Council after Firing ID Man
BYLINE: ANEL POWELL THE Independent Democrats, which holds the balance of power in the Berg River municipality, says it will side with the DA to vote out the ANC when the council meets on Monday. This comes after ANC executive mayor Jeff Swart...
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Angolan Music Master Gets Back to His Roots
BYLINE: JANE MAYNE In the wake of his full-length Saudade release and 2006 World Cup single, Palancas Negras, Angolan guitarist Derito now rekindles his love for his homeland with Discernimento. A double album on the Chissa Entertainment Group...
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An Online Relationship May Be the Most Dangerous Affair of All
BYLINE: Joel Stein LOS ANGELES: My wife and I disagree about very few things. That previous statement being one of them. But one thing we definitely see differently is betrayal. Unlike me, Cassandra believes that a deep but unconsummated connection...
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A Touch of Irish and Asian Fusion
When Cafe Mao opened in Dublin nine years ago, its partners wanted to develop a healthy, light Asian fusion cuisine which was the antithesis of the stodgy and heavy fare prevalent in Ireland at the time. Their fifth restaurant/bar recently opened in...
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Bad Taste Rules as Jackass Returns
H Jackass: Number Two. Directed by Jeff Tremaine, with Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Preston Lacy, Ryan Dunn, Ehren McGhehey, Jason Acuna, and Dave England. Review: Jessica Reaves Quite honestly, I don't know what...
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Beyond the Sound Bites, Headlines and Distortions
Controversial Middle Eastern political party Hamas is dissected in this book by an academic who has followed its path since its inception in late 1987. Hroub is an offspring of the Palestinian condition and, as one of the left-wing secularists,...
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Comedy of Errors as Survival International Jump in Hob-Nailed Boots and All
SURVIVAL International, the UK-based lobby group for the rights of indigenous people, have done some superb work worldwide in recent years. They have highlighted appalling human rights abuses against indigenous minorities, and generally managed to...
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Cultural Conflict
TONY YENGENI'S cleansing ceremony has revealed, fascinatingly, some of the faultlines in our society. The first is the relationship between humans and animals; the second the relationship between our many cultures. Much of the criticism of Yengeni...
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Deep Divisions
The interdict that was granted to the Hout Bay Ratepayers' Association and the Hout Bay Residents' Association has been seen as a declaration of war by the mainly wealthy, white community in the area, on the poor, mainly black community, and it has...
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Dependents' Conference Offered Support for Activists' Families
BYLINE: Ruth VersFeld The recent death of Barbara Versfeld, an active member of the Black Sash and of the lesser known Dependents' Conference, brings the activities of those who supported the families of imprisoned activists during the apartheid...
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Discounts 'Deleted' on Cell C Accounts
There's little that infuriates consumers more than to be fobbed off by a cold, corporate response to a valid complaint. Rodney Partridge e-mailed Cell C's customer care division two weeks back when he returned from leave to discover that both his...
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Ehrenreich Sparks Much-Needed Debate around Transformation
Thank you for publishing the article by Tony Ehrenreich (January 22) regarding his controversial proposal for provision of land for development for the communities of the informal settlements and township in Hout Bay, as also the subsequent articles...
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Experience Extreme Action at First SA Climbing Film Fest
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is by far the premier event of its kind. There are, however, other significant festivals which bring the efforts of adventure film-makers to the fore by showing a range of exciting and downright palm-sweating footage...
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Expose of Dark Incongruity in Modern World
LEILA, a 21-year-old Frenchwoman of Moroccan origin, is married off, against her will, to a North African man of her parents' choosing who is 15 years her senior and whom she hardly knows, despite her best efforts to sabotage their plans for her. ...
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Fiery Flamenco Fever Hits the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre
BYLINE: SHEILA CHISHOLM Question: What do Spain, Greece and La Rosa Spanish Dance Theatre have in common? Answer: Lexi Parolis. And she, otherwise known as Alejandra "la Grequita", is a founder member, soloist and up-and-coming choreographer...
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Goodwood Conflict
BYLINE: AZIZ HARTLEY A Goodwood Muslim school's administrators face contempt of court charges because they flouted council safety and health laws. Since it moved three years ago from Kensington to a Goodwood house, Nurul Islam has had run-ins...
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Gore Fest Unwitting Proof of Mel's Point
HHH Apocalypto. Directed by Mel Gibson, with Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead, Carlos Emilio Baez, Ramirez Amilcar, Israel Contreras and Israel Rios. Review: Kenneth Turan Who knows what violence lurks...
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Healthy Food Is Good Mood Food
BYLINE: Bianca Coleman NOW that the festive season has peaked, and there is less emphasis on scoffing all those rich, decadent, delicious treats, it's time to consider some healthier options. Fired with enthusiasm, I hit the juice bars. My first...
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Holford's Latest Health Prescription Empowers and Informs
PATRICK HOLFORD has achieved cult status in the nutrition world. His latest work, Food Is Better Medicine Than Drugs, is a searing indictment of the pharmaceutical companies and the drugs they market. He proposes that food and vitamins are often...
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Kenyan Nobel Laureate Believes Rich and Poor Can Come Together - If the Rich Care
BYLINE: CHRISTELLE TERREBLANCHE Nairobi: Kenya's Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai yesterday made an impassioned plea for the world's richest countries to meet with the World Social Forum's (WSF) representatives of the poorest of the poor. She said...
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Koubek Sets Up a Chance for Revenge
BYLINE: TOMMY BALLANTYNE DURBAN: Rik de Voest, the only remaining local hope in the South African Airways Open, is just one match away from a semi-final showdown with top-seeded Stefan Koubek of Austria following yesterday's second-round matches...
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Local Fans of Indian Movies Deserve Much Better
How much longer will fans of Indian cinema have to put up with the shoddy treatment meted out by local film distributors? Director Mani Ratnam's latest film, Guru has been hailed by critics as one of India's best movies ever and is performing well...
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Migration a Factor
BYLINE: DOMINIQUE HERMAN SOUTH Africa's coloured population, more than half of whom live in the Western Cape, is set to swell more over the next five years with continued migration from the Northern and Eastern Cape. A report by the Bureau of...
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Now Terror Is Being Tainted by That Old Bias against the Cape
THE Ajax Cape Town home support base is growing. I bet right now these youngsters are running Bloemfontein Celtic close as most people's favourite other team. Wednesday's fare when they beat Jomo Cosmos 3-0 was of a very high standard and, in my...
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On a Serious Mission to Sample a Taste of Italy
At the end of my Pasta Primavera (tomato quarters, spinach, basil, olive oil and garlic) at Primi Piatti in Durbanville, I was too stuffed to eat anything else. I never thought I'd complain about a dish being too full, but my pasta spilled over...
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Over-Stretched SA Forces Won't Be Going to Somalia - Minister
BYLINE: Thokozani Mtshali South Africa will not be sending peacekeepers to Somalia, but will consider other support, Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota said yesterday after a meeting with President Thabo Mbeki. Lekota and Mbeki met in Pretoria to...
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Perfect Food, Setting and Service
AS much as I love Cape Town, when that blasted south-easter blows it puts a serious dent in my lunch time plans. In summer, during the day I favour outdoor eating. It's just so much more interesting when you have the passing parade of the world...
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Police 'English-Only' Policy Could End Up in Court
BYLINE: KAREN BREYTENBACH The Western Cape police have defended the exclusive use of English as "practical and economical" despite possible legal action by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) on what it considers a violation of the rights...
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Prestigious Tale of Magical Rivalry
HHHH The Prestige. Directed by Christopher Nolan, with Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine and David Bowie. Review: Kenneth Turan "Are you watching closely?" a voice asks at the beginning of The Prestige. The question,...
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Proteas Must Remember Nicklaus
BYLINE: MICHAEL OWEN-SMITH THE South African strategists finally showed their hand when they sent both Shaun Pollock and Andre Nel home yesterday and committed themselves to a new-ball attack of Makhaya Ntini and Dale Steyn for today's series decider...
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Province Ploughs R5m into Training
BYLINE: AZIZ HARTLEY THE provincial government is to spend R5 million in the next 13 months to help taxi operators in the province provide a better service to commuters. Training began this week, and 40 drivers and taxi guards were introduced...
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Province Ploughs R5m into Training, Skills Development
BYLINE: AZIZ HARTLEY THE provincial government is to spend R5 million in the next 13 months to help taxi operators in the province provide a better service to commuters. Training started this week, and 40 drivers and taxi guards were introduced...
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Rassie Has Injury Headache Ahead of Opener
BYLINE: GAVIN RICH The Stormers have such an abundance of locks that yesterday they were able to confirm a 30-man squad that did not have Francois van der Merwe in it - and on the day it contrasted sharply with the situation faced by the Cheetahs...
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Santos Must Get with the Beat
BYLINE: FAROUK ABRAHAMS "BRING on Kaizer Chiefs" was the chant of ecstatic Ajax Cape Town fans after their favourite side had hammered Jomo Cosmos 3-0 at Athlone Stadium in midweek. The win took Ajax to the top of the Castle Premiership standings,...
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SA Will Not Send Soldiers to Somalia as Peacekeepers
BYLINE: Thokozani Mtshali South Africa will not be sending peacekeepers to Somalia, but will consider other support, Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota said yesterday following a meeting with President Thabo Mbeki. Lekota and Mbeki met in Pretoria...
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The Answer, My Friend, Is in an Old Favourite
I have a friend who visits once, sometimes twice, a year. The reason: we exchange movies - all kinds of DVDs and video cassettes - from the chick flick romantic comedy-types to serious art films. A quick rewind: for most of my adult life, I have...
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The Mysteries of Science Revealed at a School near You
BYLINE: Staff Writer A MOBILE laboratory "packed with ideas, not passengers" is going to give the Western Cape's children in impoverished and rural areas their first taste of the amazing things that can be achieved through science. The van's...
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Time to Stop Romanticising Social Movements
BYLINE: Ebrahim Harvey The World Social Forum, held in Nairobi this week, came against the background of increasing divisions opening up within South African social movements. The dramatic and rancorous allegations and counter-allegations between,...
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Unfinished Business
It says much about the British government's approach to the issue of Iraq that neither the prime minister nor the Leader of the Opposition chose to attend this week's Commons debate on Iraq, the first full discussion of the post-invasion since 2004....
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VW Plant May Have to Adjust Production after Ship Beached
BYLINE: BIANCA CAPAZORIO PORT ELIZABETH: Volkswagen SA may have to adjust its production schedule after a container ship, carrying a shipment of parts destined for the car manufacturer, was beached near Devon, England on Saturday. The MSC Napoli...
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Watching Winners and Losers and Drooling at James Bond
WITH all the things you grow out of as you get older it's kind of nice to discover it's still possible to develop something of a crush on a movie star. The current object of my affection is the hunky new Bond, Daniel Craig. There's just something...
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We Have Seen This Game Before
HH GRIDIRON GANG. Directed by Phil Joanou, with The Rock, Xzibit, Scott Caldwell, Leon Rippy, Kevin Dunn, Jade Yorker, David V Thomas and Setu Taase. Review: Michael Wilmington Gridiron Gang is as formula-bound as sports movies about underdogs...
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