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Articles from October 3, 2006

Alleged Rapist Nabbed
A 28-year-old man accused of raping a 71-year-old woman was arrested by community members who heard the woman's screams near Mtubatuba in KwaZulu-Natal. A police spokesman said the man tried to flee. "It is not clear whether he got roughed up," he...
'Anc Purge Left Chaos'
BYLINE: ANEL POWELL STAFF restructuring by the former ANC administration has left the Cape Town with only one transport engineer, says mayor Helen Zille, and if the province succeeds in dissolving the executive mayoral committee, steps to fill critical...
As Entries Pour in, Big Walk Gets Even Bigger Staff Writer
The number of early corporate entries indicate that the 2006 Cape Times FNB Big Walk is set to attract a bumper turnout. City firms have been given the opportunity to enter en masse, and to date over 2 000 entries from companies have been received,...
Between the Covers with Jodi and Her Fans
There's nothing better than Sunday lunch with a woman who has studied witchcraft, lived with the Amish, observed open-heart surgery and has written more books than I've attended bahmitzvahs. The truly fab author, Jodi Picoult, swung in to Cape Town...
Birds' Look at Humans
The physical theatre play, Birds' Eye View, is at Kalk Bay Theatre weekly from Wednesdays to Saturdays. The play explores the lives of two weaver birds, played by Porteus Xandau and Keenan Arrison, as they look for an alternative food source for their...
Bring Back the Short Story
I was thinking the other day of Aldous Huxley's beautiful short story Young Archimedes and how it captures so movingly the sadness, frustration and waste of talent aborted by environment. This led me to thinking of other great short stories, and even,...
Celebrate the Elderly
There's a Mother's Day, a Father's Day, a Children's Day and a range of other days devoted to specific people or causes. Now comes one of the more important days: one dedicated to the elderly. In fact, the Minister of Social Development, Zola Skweyiya,...
Chavalala Appointed Acting DG in Home Affairs Department
BYLINE: Angela Quintal UNLIKE three of his predecessors, the embattled Home Affairs Department's new acting director-general, Joel Chavalala, does not have a background in the intelligence services. Chavalala was appointed in an acting capacity...
Democracy Requires ANC Accepts Opposition Role
Among the many myths concerning the debate on the ANC's attempt to oust Cape Town's multi-party government from power, two require a direct response. The first is the ID's claim to have been "consistent" in its support for an executive committee...
Dialogue Mars 'Crooked'
CROOKED. Written by John van der Ruit. Directed by Matthew Wild, with Anthea Thompson, Brendan Murray, Thando Mthi, Deon Lotz and David Johnson. At Artscape Arena until October 14. WILHELM SNYMAN reviews. STAGING a movie is a perilously ambitious...
Dina's Family Faces 'Sad Christmas' after Bail Denied
BYLINE: FATIMA SCHROEDER THE mother of Dina Rodrigues, the alleged mastermind behind the murder of six-month-old Jordan Leigh Norton, says she is worried about the outcome of her daughter's trial. Mary Rodrigues was speaking at the Cape High...
Don't Be Surprised If Hungry Ollie Adds Some Beef to the Bok Pack
IT is a question that probably features in the top 10 topics of discussion around most South African braaivleis fires, including that of Springbok coach Jake White: Will Os du Randt last until the World Cup? The 1995 World Cup winner still underlined...
Eish, It's Just Plain Criminal to Whinge about Rape, Robberies and Pilfering
Right. That's it. I have had enough of crime. Murder, armed robbery, housebreaking, hijacking. That's all anyone ever talks about these days. You walk into your local chemist and ask for a box of extra sensitive banana-flavoured ribbed 'n' studded...
Ernie Feeling Much More Confident - Thanks to a Tip from Lincoln and No Tiger
BYLINE: grant winter JOHANNESBURG: Ernie Els has been playing well again for a good few months following his long battle to recover from injury, and this - coupled with the fact that there is no Tiger Woods in the field for the Alfred Dunhill Championship...
Few Can Dispute the Benefits of Zero-Tolerance
BYLINE: Yolanda Kemp Spies The so-called broken windows theory has been debated in the US since the early '80s, when an article by James Wilson and George Kelling proposed strategies to curb rampant anti-social behaviour. (Broken Windows appeared...
Fire Leaves Two Dead, Cracks in Concrete
BYLINE: CARYN DOLLEY TRAFFIC officials are warning motorists to give routes using the Vanguard Drive railway bridge "a wide berth" this morning as the bridge is closed following a fire in the informal settlement beneath it that claimed the lives...
Freedom Has Brought a Frantic Scramble for a Slice of the Boardroom Cake
BYLINE: Jeremy Cronin South Africa's democratic breakthrough had the misfortune of ar-riving into a world dominated, at least temporarily, by neo-liberalism. We were born under the star sign of the Washington Consensus. By sleight of hand, the...
Igesund 'Honoured' to Sign Sundowns Deal
BYLINE: NKARENG MATSHE<p> JOHANNESBURG: Having waited three months for a telephone call which would bring him the good news that he's found new employment, Gordon Igesund was yesterday thrilled that it came from Patrice Motsepe. The billionaire...
Investing in the Far Future
It all began four years ago when coach-facilitator Beth Jandernoa called a meeting. What this circle of nine had in common, aside from being friends, were issues around their ageing parents - the dilemmas of looking after them or sending them to an...
Jetting off to Wallow in the Genius of Wagner
B is for Bayreuth, brass, beautiful music and beautiful people. We were in Bayreuth for the annual Wagner festival, specifically for Tristan und Isolde. In this gorgeous town, the brass fanfare reminded people 15, 10 and five minutes before the...
Journey into the Depths of Darkness Explores the Self
HHH HELL. Directed by Danis Tanovic, with Emmanuelle Beart, Jacques Gamblin, Marie Gillain, Karin Viard and Carole Bouquet. Anthony Quinn reviews Hell, according to Sartre, was other people. In Danis Tanovic's Hell, other people's husbands are seemingly...
Kidman Is the Perfect 'Mommy Long-Legs' Roger Dobson
She is one of the most successful and highest-earning actresses in the world. Now scientists think Nicole Kidman is physically perfect - well, as far as her legs are concerned. According to new research, the perfect shape for a woman is legs that...
Outfits That Scream 'Fashion Is Sex' Booth Moore
MILAN: Blaring on the Dolce & Gabbana soundtrack, SexyBack by Justin Timberlake summed up fashion week here where the runway parade of pushed-up breasts, G-strings, bronzed legs and butt cheeks left only one thing on everyone's minds. Domenico...
Radical Rethink Needed in Fight against Crime
BYLINE: Joanne Hichens All attention is on the latest release of crime statistics, as if we've been holding our breath waiting for this set of numbers to indicate that we and our property are safer, or not, as the case may be. Recently in Muizenberg...
Ramatlhodi Apologises at ANC Meeting for Calling Mbeki Autocratic and Divisive
BYLINE: Angela Quintal Former Limpopo premier Ngoako Ramatlhodi apologised yesterday to the ANC and the party's president, Thabo Mbeki, who was not present to hear his former ally say he was sorry for labelling him autocratic and divisive. Ramatlhodi...
Repentance Saved Tulbagh, but Can It Save Us from Crime Too?
THE people of Tulbagh have repented of their sins. How else to explain the remarkable fact that no earthquake occurred in Tulbagh last Friday, the 37th anniversary of the massive one that destroyed the town in 1969. Before the anniversary, the...
Spandeel Added to Squad
BYLINE: FAROUK ABRAHAMS<p> PITSO MOSIMANE is on an urgent mission to convince prolific striker Benni McCarthy to lead the Bafana Bafana strike force in Sunday's African Nations Cup qualifier against Zambia in Lusaka. Mosimane, in charge...
Taking the Sky Way over Kenya
Jambo Kenya! Lake Turkana is one of the biggest lakes in Kenya and no doubt one of the most undiscovered tourism gems. Kenya generally has a developed tourism infrastructure, but the north remains wild and, apart from the occasional fishing village,...
The Chains of Addiction
BYLINE: Humphries Du Randt I had the privilege a few years ago of listening to a motivational speaker from America who convincingly interpreted a certain category of behavioural "addictions" in terms of the parable of man's instinct to cling like...
Two Hefty 'Grinders' to Join Team Shosholoza in Spain
BYLINE: Staff Writer Two South African sailors flew to Valencia, Spain, at the weekend for the start of a four week trial on Team Shosholoza following a countrywide search for suitable candidates to boost the team's pool of grinders - a group of...
Union Sticks to Its Guns in Shoprite Strike
BYLINE: AZIZ HARTLEY AS retail giant Shoprite and the SA Commercial Catering and Allied Workers' Union (Saccawu) return to talks in the hope of ending industrial action that has lasted almost eight weeks, the union says it is sticking to its demands...
WP Coach Stirs Pot by Calling for Ban on Nel
BYLINE: STEPHEN NELL WESTERN PROVINCE coach Kobus van der Merwe believes JP Nel should be suspended after the Blue Bulls centre was shown his third yellow card of the Currie Cup season at the weekend. "I can't see how JP Nel can be cleared of...
'Zambia Game the Most Crucial since Nations Cup'
BYLINE: NKARENG MATSHE JOHANNESBURG: A terrible year for Bafana Bafana could become even more miserable on Sunday if they lose to Zambia in the African Nations Cup Group 11 qualifier in Lusaka. Two points behind the Chipolopolo in the standings,...