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Articles from February 2, 2009

Ajax Still in the Title Race, but Need Strikers
BYLINE: JOHN GOLIATH ALL is not lost for Ajax Cape Town after their 0-0 draw against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday left them three points adrift of SuperSport United, but the club might regret not making sufficient use of the transfer window that closes...
ANC Mourns MP Killed in Crash near Wolseley
BYLINE: AZIZ HARTLEY THE ANC in the Western Cape has conveyed its condolences to relatives and friends of 65-year-old John Schippers, an ANC MP who died in a car accident near Wolseley on Saturday morning. "He was a humble, hard working and much...
Assassins Looks Set for Awards Haul as Fleur Du Cap Nominations List Is Released
BYLINE: STAFF WRITER THE judges of South Africa's premier theatre awards, the Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards, yesterday released the list of the finalists for the 2008 honours, with Assassins picking up six nominations, four of them for Fred Abrahamse,...
Bell Tolls for Madagascar as Foreign Affairs Looks Other Way as 100 Lose Their Lives
JOHN DONNE'S famous Meditation XVII instructed us that "no man is an island entire of itself" and therefore, we should not "send to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee". And yet, not far off the southern African shore, there is an island...
Boesak Warns against Jostling for Positions in Cope
BYLINE: Caiphus Kgosana CHANTS of "Boesak for premier" reverberated around the Rocklands Civic Centre hall in Mitchells Plain as anti-apartheid cleric Allan Boesak returned to the venue where the United Democratic Front was formed more than 25 year...
Broad Support for ANC Manifesto at Gala Dinner
BYLINE: SIBUSISO NGALWA Businessmen, sportsmen, academics and traditional leaders came out to endorse the ANC's manifesto and pledge their support for the ruling party at a gala dinner addressed by party president Jacob Zuma in Johannesburg on Saturday...
Business Writing Skills a Click Away with UCT Online Course
BYLINE: sarah-jane bosch<p> Thanks to personal computers, e-mail and the internet, everyone needs to write a lot so professional business writing skills are more important today than ever before. "Not everyone is a confident writer," says...
Colourful Works in Demand
BYLINE: ROBYN COHEN IN THE fallout of the global credit crunch, artists are feeling the squeeze as collectors hold back on new acquisitions. Watercolourist Pamela Silver, who lives in Jerusalem, is not complaining. Her colourful works are in...
Coping with Crime
To judge by Mbhazima Shilowa's remarks in the Cape Times (January 26), an election victory by the Congress of the People would not do much to cut crime. South African politicians don't seem to understand the basic problems of fighting the crime wave....
Disciplinary Hearing to Begin
BYLINE: KAREN BREYTENBACH Noel Pietersen has failed in his urgent high court bid to overturn his provisional suspension as Oudtshoorn municipal manager and his disciplinary hearing on allegations of financial misconduct is to go ahead today. ...
EIA Delayed Due to Fears for Smuts Family Farmhouse
BYLINE: ANEL POWELL THE Final Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the new R5-billion cement factory in Riebeek West has been delayed by concerns that historical buildings belonging to the family of statesman and former South African...
Hajaig Episode Should Come as No Surprise
BYLINE: Milton Shain The recent alleged comments by South Africa's Deputy Foreign Minister, Fatima Hajaig, about Jewish money controlling America and most Western European countries throws into sharp relief the complicated nexus between anti-Zionism...
Hlophe Being Sidelined by Minister for Political Reasons Says Supporter
said. "(Hlophe) can't return (to work) on his own terms." In September, the Johannesburg High Court found that the Constitutional Court judges had violated Hlophe's constitutional rights by releasing, without first giving him a hearing, a media...
Honing Women Leadership Skills
BYLINE: sarah-jane bosch Women business leaders will be given a space to grow personally and professionally when the Women in Leadership programme kicks off at the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) this month. Course director Marjolijn...
Many a Slip between the Hand and the Hold
Airlines don't consider compensating passengers at all if they pack "valuables" such as electronic items, jewellery or cash in their check-in baggage. Keep your valuables with you, is the golden rule, especially in South Africa. But what if you...
Masters No More
A WEEK ago it might have been possible to hope that the current financial crisis would not inevitably lead to a devastating global economic recession. But over the past week, one of the most intense and depressing of the World Economic Forum's 30 years...
Mob Beats Man to Death after Woman Shot Dead
BYLINE: STAFF WRITER NYANGA residents yesterday beat a man to death as he tried to flee after he and two others allegedly shot and killed a pedestrian. The bullet hit a 48-year-old woman, from the Eastern Cape, in the head and she died on the...
Ontong Spins Cobrasstraight to Pro20 Win
BYLINE: Zaahier Adams The much-maligned Cape Cobras senior players answered their critics in emphatic fashion with a 16-run victory over the Titans in their Pro20 game at Newlands yesterday. Skipper Justin Ontong spearheaded the charge with a...
Over 40 000 Spectators Watch Pocket Power Take First Hat-Trick Win in Race's History
BYLINE: MICHELLE JONES DESCRIBED by most as the best yet, this year's J&B Met broke all the rules - with the fashion being exceptional and the races thrilling. Kenilworth Race Course was packed on Saturday with racing enthusiasts and fashionistas...
Parliament Missed the Chance to Shed 'Rubberstamp' Image in Pikoli Hearings
BYLINE: Christi van der Westhuizen If ever there were a matter with which parliament could shrug off the epithet of "rubberstamp", it is the consideration of President Kgalema Motlanthe's recommendation that national director of public prosecutions...
Prices Soften, but Property in Demand /in Province
BYLINE: ANEL POWELL WHILE there has been a "softening" of property prices in the Western Cape in response to the economic downturn, many property groups report increased demand activity in the last quarter and a cautiously positive outlook for the...
Prices Soften, but Property in Demand in Province
BYLINE: ANEL POWELL WHILE there has been a "softening" in property prices in the Western Cape in response to the economic downturn, many property groups report an increase in demand in the last quarter of last year and a cautiously positive outlook...
Saga of the Exploding Corsa Rear Windows Continues
The "exploding Corsa Lite rear window" story keeps running. The short version is that General Motors South Africa confirmed in late 2007 that Opel Corsa Lite models made or sold between May 2005 and June 2007 had a fault in the design of their rear...
'SA NEEDS Arms Probe, Scorpions'
BYLINE: AZIZ HARTLEY THE Independent Democrats would boost police numbers to 200 000, recruit 5 000 social workers to help heal crime-ridden communities, position the country as a leader in renewable energy, and introduce a minimum social grant...
Sculpting Skills Come in Handy
What does your job entail? There isn't a lot of infrastructure around puppetry, for instance administrative support, so I have to organise the shows, create and make the puppets. I'm also involved in developing scripts and content. I work closely...
Sireli 'Touch and Go' for Sharks after Rib Injury
BYLINE: ASHFAK MOHAMED BIG Stormers wing Sireli Naqelevuki is a "touch and go" starter for his team's opening Super 14 clash against the Sharks at Newlands on February 14 after he sustained a rib injury in a warm-up game against Boland on Saturday....
South Africa Is Littered with Opportunities to Put People to Work
I earned a double F for maths in matric, could not quite grasp logic during my year of philosophy at the University of Natal and have never studied anthropology nor social engineering, so I have no idea why there are so many jobs to be done and so...
Take Stock of Skills When at Career Crossroads
"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius, Chinese philosopher If you are faced with a crossroad in your career, consider carefully what your options are, and how full your basket of skills is. Hopefully...
'Wake-Up Call' for Claremont after Robbery
BYLINE: DEVIN HERMANUS CLAREMONT residents say they need to become "more vigilant and proactive" after an elderly couple were robbed by criminals who broke into their Bishopscourt home through the roof while they were sleeping on Friday. It was...
We Reject Racist Call to Boycott Jewish Businesses in SA
We are members of the Muslim community of South Africa. It has come to our attention that an e-mail has been circulated that calls for a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses in South Africa as a response to the Israeli attack on Gaza. We note that...
Western Cape Dentistry Student Awarded R30 000 Study Grant
BYLINE: staff writer<p> Imaan Roomaney, a 21-year-old dentistry student from the University of the Western Cape, has been awarded the R30 000 Professional Provident Society (PPS) Chairman's Scholarship at a ceremony in Johannesburg. The...
Zille Says No to Cronyism as She Gets Tough over DA Candidate Lists
BYLINE: Christelle Terreblanche DEMOCRATIC Alliance leader Helen Zille has put her foot down over party stalwarts squealing about their relatively low ranking on DA candidate lists, saying she won't tolerate crony systems in her party. Zille...
Zuma Calls for Tolerance as ANC MP, Two Women Wounded after Zululand Rally
BYLINE: SIPHO KHUMALO, Political<p>Bureau and SAPA AN ANC MP and two other people have been wounded in an apparent ambush following a rally at which IFP and ANC supporters clashed, leading to the calling in of the defence force, in northern...