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Articles from June 17, 2009

A Beadworker Who Dreams of Alleviating Township Poverty
BYLINE: SIMPHIWE MAGONGO DEANE SKENJANA is a beadwork maker who lives in Khayelitsha. Her dream is to alleviate poverty in all the townships of South Africa through beading and crafting. "I fell in love with beading when I was a young girl" says...
AB Thumps Singh to Keep SA Show on the Road
BYLINE: ZAAHIER ADAMS NOTTINGHAM: India returned to their traditional strength to restrict the powerful South Africa batting line-up to 130/5 in the final Super Eight match of the World Twenty20 at Trent Bridge last night. Taking a leaf out of...
Be Kind to the Birds in Your Garden, Urge Experts - Do Not Feed Them
BYLINE: TONY CARNIE DURBAN wild garden experts Charles and Julia Botha have sent feathers flying by calling on bird lovers to stop feeding wild birds. The Bothas, best known for their book Bring nature back to your garden, did not actually urge...
'Bryce Can Get Touchy'
BYLINE: MIKE GREENAWAY Durban: At the weekend, Heinrich Brussow wrote an economics exam at university in Bloemfontein, with no inkling of what he would be up to seven days later, but here he is now, facing the examination of his life in his run-on...
'Chocolat' and Dinner
Da Capo! on Greenmarket Square presents a screening of Chocolat tonight from 7pm as part of its cinema classico programme. The evening includes the film and dinner for R85. Call 021 423 1234. The One & Only at the V&A Waterfront will hold...
Comedians Converge on Grahamstown to Bring Laughter on the Fringe
BYLINE: ARTS WRITER COMEDY hasn't been forgotten in the busy National Arts Festival Fringe programme from July 2-11, and Grahamstown stages will host 57 comedy features. Annie Robinson and Paul Spence will meander down from KZN with whodunnit...
Ex-Judge Advised Zuma in NPA Battle
BYLINE: ANGELA QUINTAL FORMER judge Willem Heath is back in from the cold and is to be appointed Justice Minister Jeff Radebe's special adviser. This was confirmed yesterday by Radebe's new spokes-man, Tlali Tlali, who said it was expected the...
Game Plan
To some, canned hunting is unethical. To others, the hunting industry is a major business. It creates employment and brings in a huge amount of money. It also justifies, and finances, the conservation of extensive tracts of our country. So...
Give and Take
Rob Anderson's reply to my letter "Sharing the load" (June 11) refers. Thank you. I am guilty of not having knowledge of the Noordhoek Environmental Action Group's (NEAG) expenditure and activities. The NEAG has spent R200 000 on legal fees and...
Global Crisis Opens Door for Overhaul of Economic Relations
A bad situation may sometimes have good effects, and what is required now is to draw lessons from the global economic crisis and the subsequent losses suffered by most countries. Science maintains there is no such thing as "absolute truth" but the...
Good Debuts Are Always Hard Acts to Follow
Exhibition: ZANDER BLOM at Whatiftheworld until June 27. MELVYN MINNAAR reviews. FOR AN artist in the fits of twenty-something - which allows and probably eggs on freewheeling invention - Blom has won a quick following the past year or two. His...
It's Another ANC Spending Extravaganza - and the Poor Will Be Hardest Hit
BYLINE: MIKE WATERS If the proposals in the leaked ANC Task Team Report on National Health Insurance (NHI) are implemented, the quality of health care and the economy will both suffer. As always, the poor will be hardest hit, because the NHI does...
It's the Other Barry, Not My Wife's Cousin Barry in St Ives
IT could have been my wife's cousin Barry gazing out of the newspaper page at us, in front of his home in St Ives, a leafy Sydney suburb. But it wasn't. It was another Barry, surnamed Tannenbaum, who persuaded wealthy South Africans to invest millions...
Lady on the Mend While Owner Faces Court Date
BYLINE: MICHELLE JONES WHILE Lady recovers from a hysterectomy after a uterus infection, her owner will face his day in court next month. Earlier this month, Lady was found malnourished and chained to a disused toilet. She was removed from...
Make Abooking
THOSE of us for whom books are a daily delight find it hard to imagine a world without the written word. But millions of adult South Africans live in just such a world. Between 12 and 15 million adults in this country cannot adequately read or write....
Mbiyozo Man of the Match
BYLINE: ASHFAK MOHAMED PORT ELIZABETH: The Southern Kings huffed and puffed in their first-ever match, but it was not enough to grab victory as the British and Irish Lions' experience handed them a hard-fought 20-8 win at a chilly Nelson Mandela...
Nederburg Concert Series
BYLINE: ARTS WRITER SOME of the world's most feted classical musicians will perform at the 2009 Nederburg Concert Series at the Nederburg Manor House over the next few months. Local flautist Liesl Stoltz, accompanied by pianist Albie van Schalkwyk,...
Netanyahu Sets out on a Road to Nowhere
BYLINE: Ronnie Kasrils Is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu really offering Palestinians anything to work with? What is heard is the strident voice of a "Doctor No". No freeze on settlement construction. No to Jerusalem as a shared capital....
Overwhelming Response to City's Huge Literary Extravaganza
BYLINE: AMANDEEP PARMAR "WONDERFUL, we'll be around for a long time," is the verdict of Vanessa Badroodien, managing director of this year's book festival. The fourth annual Cape Town Book Fair, the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa, closed yesterday...
Paying the Penalty
It is disappointing to note the failure on the part of the Local Organising Committee to profile a typical football fan in South Africa, particularly with regard to Confed Cup ticket prices. One expected that this profile would have formed part...
Probe Called For
BYLINE: ANEL LEWIS THE former Gordons Bay councillor alleged to have "overseen" the transfer and rezoning of cemetery land to a private developer says he called for a "thorough investigation" of the sale by an "independent body" in 2004. Anton...
Proteas Trio Teach Indians a Lesson in Art of Spinning
BYLINE: ZAAHIER ADAMS<p> NOTTINGHAM: Not even the most ardent South African fan could ever have believed the day would come when their team would out-spin India on a dry and turning pitch. Well, that's exactly what the trio of Johan Botha,...
Restaurant Owners Held after Stake-Out by Marine Rangers
BYLINE: KAREN BREYTENBACH TWO south Peninsula restaurateurs and a man who allegedly sold abalone to them will appear in the Simon's Town Magistrate's court today on charges related to the illegal possession of protected marine stocks. The owners...
Sextant May Be Dying a Slow Death, but Officers Still Need to Keep Their Eyes Peeled
"These," said a seasoned containership master, directing a new officer's attention to the ship's bridge windows, "are the best navigational aids and must be used." Loaded with meaning, that paraphrased anecdote comes from a recent letter to the...
'Swan Lake' Takes Budget Cuts in Its Step
SWAN LAKE: Presented by Cape Town City Ballet. Choreography after Petipa, Ivanov and Bour-meister. Produced by Elizabeth Triegaardt after the original 1971 staging by Atillo Labis. Recorded music by Tchaikovsky. Lighting Sha-miel Abrahams. SHEILA CHISHOLM...
Talks to Improve Distress Signals
BYLINE: CRAIG McKUNE<p> WHEN the crew of the yacht, Moquini, ran into trouble somewhere between Durban and Mauritius in 2005, rescue co-ordinators struggled to respond to their only distress signal. A problem hindering the rescue efforts...
Teachers Held after Neighbour Declared Dead in Insurance Claim Scam
BYLINE: Kamini Padayachee DURBAN: Two teachers have been arrested on fraud allegations after a woman was declared dead and money claimed from two insurance companies. The two women, teachers at primary schools in Clermont here, have appeared...
This Youthful Brigade of Proteaswill Finally Shed the 'Chokers' Tag
THE scene is all too familiar. It's a World Cup, okay not in name, but for all intents and purposes, and South Africa are one of the tournaments favourites. It's being held in England and the hosts have already been knocked out. The Proteas are...
Tourists Hold No Grudges after 'Battle of Port Elizabeth'
BYLINE: ASHFAK MOHAMED PORT ELIZABETH: British and Irish Lions coach Ian McGeechan praised his team for their "professional and disciplined" response to the Southern Kings' challenge in yesterday's 20-8 victory at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium....
Tread Lightly
Memo to the mullahs: if you're going to fake an election, at least make the results look plausible. According to the official tally in Iran's presidential race on Friday, incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not just beat his three opponents, he crushed...
Victims Traumatised
BYLINE: AZIZ HARTLEY THE GF Jooste Hospital, which treats up to 10 000 patients a month, is battling crime, with patients robbing visitors, visitors robbing patients, and staff under threat. "This hospital is in a high crime area and safety has...
Wishful Thinking
Has Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election by an overwhelming majority of Iran's 40 million-odd voters jeopardised the Islamic Revolution? This seems to be the assessment of sectors of the Western media intent on sowing confusion on the legitimacy of...
Zambian, Zimbabwean Ivory Smugglers Arrested
this investigation, another illegal consignment of ivory was seized yesterday from "a number of Chinese nationals", Gildenhuys said. However, he could not divulge any more details because of the sensitive nature of the investigations. Police...