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Articles from March 12, 2007

20 Cyclists in Pile-Up on Hospital Bend
BYLINE: WESLEY APRIL and SAPA A PILE-UP on Hospital Bend on Settler's Way landed more than 20 cyclists in the 30th Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour in hospital, but the organisers said their injuries were not serious, with some only needing check-ups....
Academics Blew Whistle on Cutbacks 'For Sake of Patients'
BYLINE: AZIZ HARTLEY TWO professors who exposed R30 million budget cutbacks at Tygerberg and Groote Schuur hospitals, say they supported UCT vice-chancellor Njabulo Ndebele's view that consultation between health authorities and academics was imperative...
Activist Shot Dead, 100 Held as Zimbabwean Police Target Church Rally
BYLINE: Peta Thornycroft <p>and Sapa-AFP Harare: A youth activist was shot dead in Harare's Highfield township yesterday as squads of Zimbabwe's notorious riot police arrested at least 100 opposition activists and supporters. They had tried...
All Smiles as Hunter's No1
BYLINE: Kevin McCallum Barloworld came, saw and conquered in the Western Cape yesterday when they dominated the biggest day in South African cycling. Robert Hunter won the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour yesterday, which doubled as the fifth...
ANC Should Re-Evaluate Its Priorities on Affirmative Action
The ANC should stop using gimmicks to win votes and instead learn to prioritise long-term goals. As a black person who is still haunted by the legacy of apartheid, I fully support the initiative of changing some of the names that are offensive and...
Avoiding Waste
I refer to "A waste of money" (March 8) from Petco's Cheri Scholtz in response to Tony Weaver's column on the deposit issue (March 2). Petco is doing extremely well, and long may they continue. We have commented previously on the merits of levies...
Beautiful Birds Torment Tinkler's Wits
BYLINE: Siyabonga Mahlaba BIDVest Wits</td><td> (0) 0 Moroka Swallows</td><td> (2) 2 Oerson 20, Chalwe 21 The season that had started surprisingly brightly for promoted BIDVest Wits appears to be falling apart. ...
Bulls Coach Hits out at 'Ridiculous' Ban for Nel
BYLINE: BRENDEN NEL Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer has lashed out over the three-week suspension handed to centre JP Nel for a swinging-arm tackle on Waratahs flank Rocky Elsom during Saturday's 32-19 win in Sydney. He was incensed by the severity...
Business Sense Is His Selling Point
What does your job entail? My job is to offer business buyers and sellers a professional sales experience, making it easier for clients to buy or sell a business. There are many advantages to buying an existing business rather than starting one...
Cadet Scheme Set for BizOpps Franchise Fair
Kagiso Exhibitions, part of the Kagiso Group of companies, will launch BizOpps, the Cape Business Opportunities & Franchise Fair, this week where the Franchise Association of Southern Africa (Fasa) and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda)...
Cobras Secure Home Semi-Final
BYLINE: MICHAEL OWEN-SMITH The Cape Cobras gained a home semi-final in the Standard Bank Pro20 Series next Sunday when the Dolphins failed to complete back-to-back victories at the weekend. The Dolphins beat the Cape side by one run in a rain-affected...
Cold Comfort
HOME AFFAIRS Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula gave a report-back last week on the work of a team appointed six months ago to address the department's internal problems. The Minister was quite forthright in acknowledging the array of problems facing...
Council Votes on March 29
BYLINE: JO-ANN BEKKER<p> KNYSNA: The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) has appealed against a proposed R2 billion luxury development with an Audubon golf course, South African Sports Hall of Fame (Sashof) and a Field...
Cricket
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Downs' Six-Point Plan to Clinch Title
BYLINE: Nkareng Matshe Two more victories, according to Gordon Igesund, will be sufficient for Mamelodi Sundowns to be crowned Castle Premiership champions. The difficulty, however, could be that Sundowns' next two matches are the toughest of...
DRC Referee Blows Up a Storm
BYLINE: Kushatha Ndibi Caledonian Stadium South Africa (2)</td><td> 4 Thabethe 4, Ngwane 33, Mathibela 84, Phewa 92 Equatorial Guinea (1) 2 Essiane 11, 78-pen The refereeing in the Banyana Banyana-Equatorial Guinea match...
Dumitru: Bucs like Amateurs
BYLINE: Jonty Mark Ted Dumitru has branded Orlando Pirates as "amateur" following the Buccaneers' indifferent performance in their goalless draw with AmaZulu on Saturday. Usuthu's technical director added that, with a bit more composure, his...
'Explosion of Algal Activity' Forces Closure of Rietvlei Wetlands
BYLINE: STAFF WRITER MORE tests areto be conducted before the Rietvlei Wetland Reserve re-opens. The reserve was closed at the weekend after scorching temperatures on Friday resulted in an "explosion of algal activity" that poses a health risk...
Ferguson: We Kept Going and Got What We Deserved
BYLINE: SAPA-AFP Cristiano Ronaldo kept Manchester United in the English FA Cup with a second-half penalty that earned a 2-2 draw in Saturday’s quarter-final against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. The Premiership leaders, who...
Harris Fit to Face Waratahs
BYLINE: GAVIN RICH Stormers prop Brok Harris has made a quick recovery and is expected to be fit for Saturday's Super 14 clash against the Waratahs in Sydney. That was the good news for the Cape side yesterday as they reflected on yet another error-strewn...
Idi Amin Seen through Western Eyes Gives 'Last King' Strength, Not Weakness
The Last King of Scotland is a movie about Idi Amin but also about how the West related to him. Many have seen the latter as its weakness, but it should rather be seen as one of its strengths. You probably know the story: a young Scot, Nicholas...
Jazz Legends Team Up
BYLINE: JANE MAYNE WHEN George Benson first conceived his unique guitar style, he inspired a new wave of axe-men who actively sought to copy his smooth jazz phrasings. Much time has passed, and Benson's typical octave-driven licks have become a...
Knifed at My Gate, I'm Ready to Take on Vermin Preying on Us All
I SHOULD learn to shut my mouth. In this column a fortnight ago, I threw all my toys because a career-criminal-in-training dragged a sharp object along my car outside the office, doing wonderful things to the paintwork in the process. I lamented...
Mabandla in Row over Mandate of Rights Body
BYLINE: Linda Daniels Justice Minister Brigitte Mabandla has told one of the Chapter 9 institutions, provided for in the constitution to uphold democracy, that it cannot tell her what to do, because its mandate only permits it to make recommendations....
MPL Says There's 'No Crisis'
BYLINE: ANEL POWELL THE City of Cape Town has called for "urgent intervention" in the management of the embattled Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU), but the chairman of the legislature's committee on economic development and tourism says there is...
Papic Steals Amakhosi Hearts
BYLINE: Jonty Mark Puffing on a cigarette at the Absa Stadium on Saturday night, in his dark suit, with the smoke billowing upwards, Kosta Papic looked like something out of 1940s film noir. The Serb coach had certainly hit instant stardom with...
Pepkor Accuses Edgars and Jet Stores of Using Its Logo for Boys Clothes
BYLINE: FATIMA SCHROEDER PEPKOR Retail Limited, which owns Ackermans stores, says the owners of Edgars and Jet stores are using one of its logos on clothing for boys. The range has brought in millions of rand for Pepkor, but it says it fears...
Police Searched Home of Missing Girl, Says MEC
had been led on a wild goose chase while the child was right under their noses, Jones said: "We are confident our investigation will show how everything came together." A person living next door to the family said the neighbourhood was reeling in...
Progress by MCM
Following the article "Marine and Coastal Management forced to beg industry for handouts" (March 6), the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism wishes to put the record straight and correct inaccuracies. Firstly, it is not true that "the...
Real-Life Gave 'Proof' Star the Insight to Live Her Role
BYLINE: FIONA CHISHOLM Julie Summers, the popular and versatile actress, who is hotly tipped to scoop the Cape Amateur Theatre Award's (CATA) best actress award tonight, can thank her family for giving her insight into aspects of the character she...
Sharks Have the Game to Go All the Way, Says Rassie
BYLINE: MIKE GREENAWAY Rassie Erasmus, the Cheetahs coach, is in a better position than most to pass judgement on the Sharks' Super 14 title hopes and after his team had been outplayed 30-14 in Bloemfontein on Saturday, Erasmus was glowing in his...
Slow Pitches at World Cup Force Hasty Changes
BYLINE: REUTERS World Cup team combinations and bookmakers' odds were being hastily reassessed as the 16 teams gathered in Kingston, Jamaica, for yesterday's opening ceremony before dispersing for the opening round starting this week. A week...
Slow Pitches at World Cup Force Hasty Changes
BYLINE: REUTERS World Cup team combinations and bookmakers’ odds were being hastily reassessed as the 16 teams gathered in Kingston, Jamaica, for yesterday’s opening ceremony before dispersing for the opening round starting this...
Somerset West Man Says Invention Will Cut Energy Use
BYLINE: MELANIE GOSLING AFTER beavering away in his Somerset West workshop for seven years, electrician and inventor Jan Human has come up with an invention that he believes will revolutionise energy usage, cut climate-changing carbon emissions...
Stoner Keeps Feet on the Ground
BYLINE: SAPA-AFP Australian Casey Stoner has made it clear that he won't get carried away by seeing off seven-times world champion Valentino Rossi to claim a maiden MotoGP victory at the Qatar Grand Prix on Saturday. The 21-year-old enjoyed a...
Stoner Keeps Feet on the Ground
BYLINE: SAPA-AFP Australian Casey Stoner has made it clear that he won’t get carried away by seeing off seven-times world champion Valentino Rossi to claim a maiden MotoGP victory at the Qatar Grand Prix on Saturday. The 21-year-old...
The US Does Not Persecute South African Muslims
BYLINE: Eric M Bost Does the United States have it in for South African Muslims? Apparently, some South Africans think so, judging from the heated commentary that has appeared about decisions by US authorities to deny entry to several South African...
Top-Order Worries for SA
BYLINE: STUART HESS The South African team have started their quest to be crowned world champions slowly, some might say too slowly, but that may turn out to be not a bad thing at all. A bit like the popular local beach bar “Mr X’s...
What about the Real and Present Dangers?
For a few days last week, the country went on red alert after a newspaper report revealed that tiny amounts of cancer-causing industrial dye Sudan Red were found in several brands of spices containing chilli powder. Hands were thrown up in horror...
World Unwilling to Intervene as Darfur Burns
BYLINE: Joe Lauria OMAR AL-BASHIR, Sudan's president, is a master of delay. He's fooled a world (that seems sometimes willing to be fooled) into thinking he is about to accept United Nations (UN) peacekeepers to stop the killing in Darfur. Once...
Zille Considering Her Options after Weekend of High-Level Talks
BYLINE: ANEL POWELL MAYOR Helen Zille remains tight-lipped about her plans to stand for national leader of the Democratic Alliance, despite spending most of the weekend in party talks "at the highest level". Zille attended the DA's Gauteng congress...