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Articles from December 20, 2006

2010 World Cup/is the Province's/ticket for Growth
BYLINE: Ian Neilson Peter Frost (Letters, December 8) accuses me and my colleagues of "bullying" and "blackmailing" the Green Point residents into accepting the proposed new stadium in Green Point. It is unfortunate that our comments have been reported...
AJAX Wary of STRUGGLING BUCS
BYLINE: FAROUK ABRAHAMS<p> KAIZER CHIEFS' fans will be highly charged and expectant when the Amakhosi take on Santos in a Castle Premiership match at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria tonight. And that poses a few problems for the Soweto giants....
'Chainsaw' Prequel Lacks Original Touch
hh The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, with Matt Bomer, Taylor Handley, Jordana Brewster, Andrew Bryniarski, Diora Baird and R Lee Ermey. Sam Adams reviews "Meat's meat and bone is bone," proclaims Hoyt (R...
Childhood Relived on Stage
BYLINE: ARTS WRITER Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, the childhood memoirs of celebrated South African author Chris van Wyk, will take centre stage at the Baxter Theatre from January 11 to February 10. With more than 15 000 copies sold countrywide,...
College Wins in Copyright Case about Study Guides
BYLINE: FATIMA SCHROEDER A LECTURER, who took a local health and skin care academy to court and alleged that it had copied study guides she had developed and which she prints and sells to private schools or colleges, has lost an application to prevent...
Crisis Looming for Rural Healthcare in SA
Come 2008, private schemes like the Durban-based Rural Health Initiative's foreign and local recruitment programme and Discovery Health's R100 million academic rural medicine sponsorship might translate into life-support systems for the government....
Domestic Disputes
The Department of Labour has made a |creditable attempt to ease the plight of domestic workers. These workers are among the most vulnerable in our economy. Their unions are generally weak, since domestic workers, dispersed in households across...
Girl, 12, and Cats Bring Humanity Back to Pollsmoor Prisoners
BYLINE: ZANDILE CLOCK A 12-year-old girl and hundreds of cats are bringing humanity back to harsh Pollsmoor Prison by showing love and caring still have a place behind bars. Karlie van den Berg decided a year ago to help the CAT Assistance Team...
Iran Changing Tack
Preliminary results in Iran's elections point to a defeat, if not a rout, for allies of hard-line president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The winners looked likely to be moderate conservatives, with reformists next. In a highly symbolic victory, the former...
It's the Old Unionised Closed Shop
BYLINE: John Benaud LONDON: Cricket selectors move in strange ways, and often more slowly than their critics demand: witness the Press For Panesar, apparently now so satisfactorily resolved that the former England captain Tony Greig was moved to...
Many Hands Make Dream Come True at Christmas
BYLINE: CRAIG MCKUNE JUST in time for Christmas, a children's safe haven run by the support group Helping Hands was handed over in the Boland town of Wellington |yesterday - along with an early delivery from Santa in the form of two corporate sponsors....
Mosimane Cops Long Ban for Insulting Official
BYLINE: NKARENG MATSHE<p> JOHANNESBURG: Cheat, f***Ing monkey, biased. These are some of the insults Pitso Mosimane directed at a match official, an offence which yesterday saw the SuperSport United coach being handed an unprecedented 12-month...
MTN Says They Are Also Breaking Up as Showman 'Justifies' Closure
BYLINE: VUSUMUZI KA NZAPHEZA<p> THE sponsor of the Cape Summer Show, cellular giant MTN, has expressed disappointment at its untimely closure and moved swiftly to dispel any liability for the losses suffered by exhibitors. The show was...
New Vaccine Holds Promise of Eliminating Malaria from the World - Scientists
BYLINE: ENVIRONMENT WRITER SCIENTISTS have developed an experimental vaccine which may eliminate malaria, one of Africa's biggest killers, from entire geographic regions. The National Institute of Health in the US announced findings yesterday...
Nirvana for Cape Sun Worshippers
could there be a better collection of beaches in the world than we have in the Western Cape? I doubt it. With clear, white sand and the deep blue sea, combined with easy access and plenty of choice, the Cape is the perfect place to soak up the sun....
Partially Paralysed Victim of Garage Assault Faces 8 'Assailants'
BYLINE: ANEL POWELL ANDREW Merryweather yesterday faced the eight teenagers charged with the brutal attack that has left him partially paralysed, when they appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on charges of attempted murder and assault with...
Petersen's Death May Have Been a Planned Hit
BYLINE: CARYN DOLLEY MORE detectives have been assigned to help track down the men who shot dead acclaimed entertainer Taliep Petersen in his Athlone home at the weekend. Naasief Groenmeyer, Petersen's brother-in-law, said they had been told...
Policy Blunders Prevent Traditional Fishers from Making a Decent Livelihood
BYLINE: Naseegh Jaffer <p>and Jackie Sunde LAST week, in the glare of the public eye, about 50 fishermen from Paternoster put to sea to harvest crayfish in defiance of the fishing laws and policies. They did so after they, and allied groupings,...
Political Busybodies Must Stop Interfering in Our Lives
Michael Cardo's article, "Declining contact over colour lines a symptom of growing racial intolerance" (December 18), was unhelpful and could be misused by mischief-makers. The quoted Reconciliation Barometer may be statistically valid, but it disregards...
Provide Serviced Plots
BYLINE: Paul Hoffman The Irish house building squad is hard at work in Mfuleni; in Knysna anarchic plot grabbing is in progress. The "shack fires season", which brings untold suffering, is upon us. It is timely to reflect on the constitutionally-entrenched...
Rural Health Care Time-Bomb as Doctor Shortage Looms
BYLINE: Chris Bateman WITHOUT major intervention, South Africa's rural health care delivery capacity will collapse from 2008, when its existing life-blood supply of community service doctors is strangled and hundreds of non-renewable contracts of...
Scientists and Ships Are off to White Continent Where Summer Sun Doesn't Set
Tomorrow is the summer solstice, and the height of the Antarctic season is approaching. Down in that frozen, enticing continent, the sun will not be setting for a while as the sea ice retreats, creating a window of opportunity for ships to move scientists...
So Long as My Dentist Doesn't Decide to Leave the Country, Too
DENTISTS are leaving the country in droves, according to the SA Dental Association, and I just hope mine isn't one of them. When I find a dentist I trust, I stick with him, but there's no way I can afford to fly to Britain or Holland or Australia...
Suspected Child Killer out on Bail
BYLINE: WESLEY APRIL "I'm probably the only person in the world that sleeps with a pair of old takkies, a colouring in book, a Spiderman T-shirt and a doll in my bed. It is a reminder of my three children's favourite things." These are the words...
Threat of Global Warming
HHHH The White Planet. Directed by Jean Lemire, Thierry Piantanida and Thierry Ragobert. PETER TROMP reviews. Apart from demonstrating what we already know, how magnificently and expansively white and frosty the Arctic is, The White Planet also...