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Articles from September 10, 2007

Aids 'Edutainment' for Breede River Farm-Worker Community
BYLINE: SARAH-JANE BOSCH<p> Driven by the continuing need for HIV/Aids education among rural communities, the Africa Centre for HIV/Aids Management at Stellenbosch University introduced its "edutainment" mini-musical Lucky The Hero! to the...
Athletics
RIETI IAAF GRAND PRIX Italy Men 100m: 1 Asafa Powell (Jam) 9.74 -world record; 2 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure (Nor) 10.07; 3 Kim Collins (Skn) 10.14; 4 Marc Burns (Tri) 10.15; 5 Hank Palmer (Can) 10.35; 6 Alessandro Cavallaro (Ita) 10.39; 7 Alessandro...
Baxter's Five-Day/dance Festival /a Stage for All
BYLINE: SHEILA CHISHOLM Judging by the number of entries, the Baxter theatre's third five-day dance festival was a rousing success. The idea behind this festival is simple. Divided over four days into a main event for experienced choreographers...
Beijing's Crude Bullying Keeps Taiwan on the Diplomatic Sidelines in Africa
A largely-ignored, but in its way quite significant, event occurred yesterday. Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian held the first summit in Taipei with his country's African allies. The leaders were to sign a "Taipei Declaration" after their meeting,...
BellicoseBush
It seems unthinkable after Iraq. Yet some knowledgeable observers believe that in the dying days of his presidency, United States George W Bush might take military action against Iran to try to stop it constructing atomic weapons. They think that,...
Bid to Transform the Wine Industry
To bring about transformation in the wine industry through cultivating and nurturing winemakers from previously disadvantaged groups to become makers of excellent wine, the Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) has established the Protege programme, funded by...
Biko's Ideals Have Survived His Death and the Regime That Tried to Destroy Them
BYLINE: Bonile Ngqiyaza Steve Biko's political activism and his thinking about Black Consciousness continue to resonate a long time after his short life, snuffed out 30 years ago on Wednesday. His death at the hands of the apartheid police occupies...
Boks Hammer out a Loud and Clear Warning
BYLINE: SOUTH AFRICA (21) 59<p>SAMOA (7) 7<p><p>MIKE GREENAWAY On an opening weekend of jittery rugby from big guns France, Wales and England, the Springboks stepped up to the stage confidently and demolished the indomitable Samoans...
Cape Town Is No 8 on List/of World's Best Cities to Visit
BYLINE: Staff Writer CAPE TOWN is the eighth-best city in the world to visit, while South Africa has been placed 30th in the Top 100 of the 2007 UK Conde Nast Readers' Travel Awards. In the World's Best Cities rankings, Cape Town's eighth place...
Cape Town Ranked Eighth Best City in World to Visit
BYLINE: Staff Writer CAPE TOWN is the eighth best city in the world to visit, while South Africa has gained 30th position in the Top 100 of the 2007 UK Conde Nast Readers' Travel Awards. In the World's Best Cities rankings, Cape Town's eighth...
DA Tantrum Offensive
The emotional outburst by Democratic Alliance (DA) health representative Mike Waters is a vulgar and mean-spirited assault that threatens the integrity and credibility of our democracy. It was an embarrassment to see an adult leader behave like...
DA to Meet Speaker over Ban for Manto Outburst
BYLINE: Deon de Lange Democratic Alliance chief whip Ian Davidson will meet parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete this morning to discuss the five-day suspension handed to DA MP Mike Waters. Waters was ejected from the National Assembly and slapped...
Department UPS SECURITY
BYLINE: AZIZ HARTLEY AT SOME schools on the Cape Flats shootings, rapes, assaults and drug deals on the grounds occur so often that they are described as "war zones", while others already involved in the province's schools' safety programme are...
Drug Syndicate Blamed
BYLINE: STAFF WRITER A MITCHELLS Plain councillor believes a syndicate is at work trying to rob pharmacies at city clinics after the latest burglary at Tafelsig also saw the premises torched, destroying offices, medical equipment and records. ...
Eating in Bed Is Just One of the Manifold Joys of Being Single
I AM extremely tired of people in coupledom who, upon hearing I am single, smile sympathetically and say: "Don't worry. You'll find the right person some day." Newsflash! I'm not looking for the right person. I'm not even looking for the wrong person....
For Network Operators, Charity Begins at Home
It's a fabulous idea - you get to donate money to a worthy cause and feel good about yourself, just by punching a few keys on your |cellphone. Donating to a charity via SMS certainly beats phoning through a pledge, filling out a raffle ticket, going...
Gold: WP Showed Huge Character
BYLINE: ASHFAK MOHAMED Western Province coach Gary Gold has lauded his young team after they held off a second-half onslaught from the Sharks to pull off an upset 22-19 win in Saturday's Currie Cup clash at Newlands. Gold said his injury-plagued...
Great Voice Is Silenced
Luciano Pavarotti was not the first superstar tenor. Women swooned over Caruso long before Pavarotti was born. But he was the biggest superstar tenor of our time, he had an entrancing voice, allied to sex appeal, sensuality and charisma. That it should...
How Benni's Dream Turned into a Nightmare
BYLINE: Jonty Mark As Chris Katongo completed his hat trick in a 3-1 win for Zambia yesterday afternoon, Benni McCarthy held his head in his hands in total disbelief. This was not how his return to the national team, in front of his hometown...
Jean Set to Miss World Cup after Bicep Injury
BYLINE: KEVIN MCCALLUM The Springboks may have begun their World Cup campaign with a comfortable 59-7 victory over Samoa yesterday afternoon, but today they could be rueing the loss of Jean de Villiers to injury. De Villiers injured his left...
Key to Career Success Is in Your Hands
Selling yourself and your services is one of the more challenging aspects of business, whether you are an entrepreneur or employee. You need to create a package that will add value to an organisation, and then promote yourself to get that dream...
King Slams Internet Abuse of Images of Bare-Breasted Zulus
BYLINE: SIPHO KHUMALO DURBAN: Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has hit out at the abuse of images of bare-breasted Zulu maidens on pornographic websites. Addressing thousands of young virgins gathered outside his eNyokeni Palace at KwaNongoma for...
Klaxons Look to the Future
LONDON: British band Klaxons surprisingly scooped the prestigious Mercury Prize at an award ceremony last Tuesday, but hotly tipped Amy Winehouse was the focus of attention after ending a run of cancellations to perform. The Klaxons beat bookies'...
MPs Make Balfour's Officials /Rewrite Bill
BYLINE: Deon de Lange PARLIAMENT'S portfolio committee on correctional services is to examine a radically revised amendment bill tomorrow after throwing out the draft that proposed that the minister be given extensive discretionary powers. Refusing...
Orchid Breeding Is Blooming Fun
What does your job en tail? I breed orchids for customers, creating new hybrids to their specifications. From start to finish, the process can take up to eight years. After pollination, a small pod forms on the ovary on the back of the flower and...
Our Black Leaders Have Forgotten Their Roots
BYLINE: Tony Ehrenreich Rich and poor people experience racism and racial discrimination very differently. The theft of the mineral wealth and raw materials of our country by white thieves happened under the cover of racist legislation. The process...
Ramatlakane Slams Zille for 'Flirting with Vigilantism'
to see police handle people in this way." In a hard-hitting statement last night acting premier and Community Safety MEC Leonard Ramatlakane slammed Zille for "flirting with vigilantism instead of carrying out her responsibilities". "Shady characters...
Ruling Could Lead to Claims against Police for Failing to Act on Protection Orders
BYLINE: Karyn Maughan JOHANNESBURG: When Marilyn White begged police to rescue her from her former husband, they accused her of being drunk and trying to punish a "kind man". After the three officers refused to arrest White's former husband,...
Searing Award-Winning Play on the 'Confusion of Desire'
BYLINE: MARIANNE THAMM IF EVER there was a text that should have found its way to Cape Town theatre innovator |Peter Hayes, it is American playwright Martin Moran's searing, The Tricky Part, opening at the Baxter tomorrow. Hayes, who has worked...
Six Years in Jail ... and Ex-VIP Bodyguard Has Yet to Reach End of His Car Theft Trial
BYLINE: FATIMA SCHROEDER <p>and NATASHA JOSEPH A VIP Protection Unit bodyguard has spent six years in Pollsmoor Prison on charges of car theft in a case beset with delays - a situation that human rights groups describe as "undermining the...
Socialism and Wealth
In HIS letter "Capitalism frees man" (September 4), Ian Flint makes several points which are debatable: He states that in Norway and Sweden, "capitalism generates wealth and socialism redistributes it". He then says that "socialism has failed to generate...
Submarine's 'Clean Sweep' against Major Fleet No Mean Feat
I would once again like to express my pride in our navy and what it is achieving in this "new" South Africa and to strongly support Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota's comments in the Cape Times ("SA Submarine 'sinks' Nato fleet", September 5). We...
'Syndicate at Work'
BYLINE: STAFF WRITER A MITCHELLS Plain councillor believes a syndicate is at work trying to plunder pharmacies at city clinics and that a burglary and fire at the Tafelsig Clinic were also its handiwork. Medical equipment and records were destroyed...
Tensions in Alliance Mayescalate,warns Cosatu
BYLINE: CHRISTELLE TERREBLANCHE COSATU has warned that tensions within the tripartite alliance could escalate once it starts implementing far-reaching resolutions agreed upon at its ninth congress last year. The trade union federation says in...
Tired of Being 'Spare Wheel'
BYLINE: CHRISTELLE TERREBLANCHE COSATU has warned that tensions within the tripartite alliance could escalate once it starts implementing far-reaching resolutions agreed upon at its ninth congress last year. The trade union federation says in...
Twins Doing 'As Well as Can Be Expected' after Op That Separated Them
BYLINE: Laura Lopez and|Solly Maphumulo JOHANNESBURG: Conjoined twins, Danielle and Danika Lowton, who were separated in a marathon operation late last week, were in a stable but serious condition yesterday. On Friday, the girls were separated...
'Unthinkable Day' for Bafana
BYLINE: FAROUK ABRAHAMS Chris Katongo scored a hat trick inside 20 minutes at a stunned Newlands yesterday to help secure Zambia a 3-1 win over Bafana Bafana and automatic qualification for next year's African Nations Cup tournament in Ghana. ...
Use Horse Sense to Cajole the Boss into Giving a Pay Rise
BYLINE: Mark John LESVE, Belgium: Jonas De Cooman is trying to win a pay rise. Unfortunately for the Belgian marketing executive, he must do it by persuading a reluctant bay gelding called Jumper to budge. In this corporate training scenario...
World Cup Opener: How the Boks Rated
BYLINE: PETER BILLS PERCY MONTGOMERY 8 A fantastic haul of 29 points to start the World Cup - could it have been any better? He kicked consistently well, frequently got into the backline in a supporting role and looked cool and re-assuring for...
Zuma in Battle with Lekota over Criticism of Struggle Song
BYLINE: Moshoeshoe Monare In A furious response to criticism of the controversial mshini wami song, ANC Deputy President Jacob Zuma said only a fool and a "funny person" would forget about the past struggle songs and erase history. Zuma was tacitly...