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Articles from August 14, 2006

Aged Fists Clench in Freedom Salute at Good Hope Centre
BYLINE: KAREN BREYTENBACH HUNDREDS of ululating women who participated in the anti-apartheid struggle converged at the Good Hope Centre yesterday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the women's 1956 anti-pass march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria....
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China's Insatiable Oil-Thirst Plays into the Hands of Scoundrels and Despots
Efforts to establish democracy and good governance in Africa are being undermined by China's scramble for African oil and minerals to feed its mammoth industry. Beijing deals with African oil and mineral producers without regard to what they do...
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Crisp, Edgy Graphic Style
A city show puts the spotlight on an unusual compassionate artist. Melvyn Minnaar considers A Woman from Delft. The wedding-cake Old Town House on Green Market Square exudes a stony colonial cultural aura amid its buzzing African pavement environment....
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Daughter 'Stable' in N1 City Hospital
BYLINE: A'EYSHA KASSIEM THE mother of the 14-year-old pupil who was shot in the classroom at Bonteheuwel High School on Thursday has threatened to take legal action against the school. Velma Pontello, mother of Grade 9 pupil Tara Pontello, said...
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Don't Let Leather Sofas Get You in a Lather
Cow-hides are expensive. And so, inevitably, at the cut-price end of the leather-lounge-suite market, you've got a good chance of buying either fake leather, partly fake leather, or something that's technically leather, but has been processed to the...
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Finding Judicial Equilibrium
BYLINE: RP Hoffman After the cabinet lekgotla in July, President Thabo Mbeki announced that it is hoped that a White Paper on the transformation of the judiciary will be completed by the end of the year. This is a welcome development notwithstanding...
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Five Victims Buried
BYLINE: A'EYSHA KASSIEM WITH damage amounting to an estimated R80 million after floods ravaged the Southern Cape last week, Transport and Public Works MEC Marius Fransman says he is to institute an immediate plan to restore damaged roads and infrastructure....
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Follow Ebenezer Howard's Housing Vision, Then Leave the Market Alone
BYLINE: Brian Johnson The article by ES Rivett-Carnac ("Avoid political potholes ...", August 8), suggesting Capetonians learn from the United Kingdom's New Town experience, while well intentioned, is factually flawed. It misses the crux as to what...
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In Going Back to Race Labels We Risk Crippling Struggle Unity
Black and proudly African - that is how I define myself. Steve Biko once wrote that "merely by describing yourself as black you have started on a road to emancipation ...". The Black Consciousness ideology was not a matter of pigmentation, but rather...
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Latest on the Pyramids
The Egyptian Society of South Africa will host renowned archeologist, author and international television personality, Dr Zahi Hawwas, this week when he presents The Mystery of The Pyramids: Recent Discoveries in the Pyramids. The lecture takes place...
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Let's Give the Sea a Break and Farm Fish on Dry Land
BYLINE: Arthur Mills<p> Geoff Knipe and Tony Ehrenreich's article (Cape Times, "Parliament must intervene in crisis in fishing industry", August 2) is a consequence of panicking stakeholders in an industry in crisis, but regrettably offers...
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Live Pensioners Listed as Dead
BYLINE: SIPHO KHUMALO DURBAN: The Department of Home Affairs is beset by a multitude of problems, including low staff morale, almost obsolete systems and a host of senior management staff in acting positions who are unsure of their powers. This...
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Pairing of TB and HIV Drugs Yield Better Results
BYLINE: Health-e News Service TORONTO: Treatment to prevent full-blown tuberculosis (TB) in people with HIV becomes more effective when a common TB drug is paired with highly active anti-retroviral therapy (Haart) than on its own. This will be...
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Perhaps It's Time to Take Some Time out to Think about Time
Jeanette Winterson has written one of her amazingly complex tales in her new book Tanglewreck. It's the story of the search for the timekeeper, and it has to be found because time has begun to behave alarmingly in the world. There are time tornadoes...
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Review Tree Policy
In a press release in 2004, the minister of water affairs and forestry said of the transfer of management of the plantations from the department to SA National Parks that "the department emphasised that the intention is not to remove plantation forests"....
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'Shark Was Too Far Away for Spotters to See and Warn Lifesavers'
elevating his injured leg and controlling the bleeding. Paramedic Ian Klopper said once Achmat had been stabilised he was airlifted to the hospital. The beaches were closed. "The shark spotters were on duty at the time, but this was much too...
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Stadium Folly
I have recently settled in Cape Town from Johannesburg. Although technically an outsider, this is our Mother City and therefore I have a right to join arguments regarding its future. And so, it is impossible to remain quiet about the question of the...
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Youth Gets Suspended Sentence for Raping Girl, 14
BYLINE: FATIMA SCHROEDER AN 18-YEAR-OLD convicted of raping a girl in Khayelitsha last year when she was 14 years old has received a three-year suspended sentence in the Cape High Court. This follows a finding by Cape Judge President John Hlophe...
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