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Articles from November 8, 2006

'2010 Spurring Investment'
BYLINE: ANAL POWELL THREE prime central Cape Town buildings have been sold for R300 million in the largest property investment deal in recent years. The buildings, sold to a consortium in a single transaction, are 1 Thibault Square, Constitution...
Africa Needs Right Balance between Policy-Making and Science-Led Solutions
BYLINE: David Dickson Should scientists be on top, or on tap? Those who support the idea that scientists should be "on top" argue that scientists themselves should determine research priorities. Others argue that researchers involved in publicly-funded...
Air Safety Systems Will Fly by 2010 - Radebe
BYLINE: GEOFF BOUGH Transport Minister Jeff Radebe says South Africa is well on its way to meeting airport and air safety requirements in order to deal with the flood of tourists expected to hit the country during the 2010 World Cup and beyond....
Apologise, Mr Zuma
Jacob Zuma may no longer be the country's second-in-command, but as the deputy president of the ruling ANC he still has a responsibility to show leadership. In the same way that he said "I'm sorry" to South Africa's gay community and for having...
Artist of Many Colours
BYLINE: JANE MAYNE TWO Rhythm Records artists have come out tops in the annual Huisgenoot Tempo Awards. Congratulations go to Chris Chameleon and Valiant Swart, who won the Most Popular Contemporary Artist and Most Popular Afrikaans Rock Album categories,...
A Trawl through the Scrapbooks of History Cannot but Fail to Tug at the Emotions
I once taught geography at a large boys' school - poor lads, despite my efforts, they managed to pass. A colleague was tasked with clearing out a storeroom that, in comparison, would have made Miss Haversham's cobweb-filled sitting room in Great...
Bafana Welcome Their Cyber Surfer
BYLINE: NKARENG MATSHE JOHANNESBURG: Matthew Pattison used to surf through websites to check if his name appeared among those of players selected for Bafana Bafana. His wait ended last week when Pitso Mosimane and Khabo Zondo named him among...
Caxton Twist Adds New Question Mark to Johncom Debate
The controversy surrounding the offer for the 38 percent stake Johnnic Communications (Johncom) has in M-Net/SuperSport appears to have stirred up old and previously stagnant speculation about the future of Johncom and Caxton and whether or not they...
Celebrated Ferguson in Long-Overdue Return
BYLINE: JANE MAYNE ANYONE lucky enough to catch Jennifer Ferguson onstage in her 1980s heyday, either gesticulating through a Martha & The Muffins number or casting a spell with her own self-penned works, was guaranteed to become an instant...
City's Proposed By-Law Prejudices the Poor Majority
On Friday, the Unicity's security portfolio committee will be making deliberations on the by-law on Streets, Public Places and Prevention of Nuisances. The proposed by-law seeks to "regulate" by imposing fines on those who are engaged, among others,...
Ex-Limpopo Premier Now Wants State to Pay His Legal Bills If Charged
BYLINE: Moshoeshoe Monare A FUMING Ngoako Ramatlhodi, who was raided by the Scorpions and is the subject of a corruption investigation, demanded yesterday that the state also pay his legal fees should he be charged. Ramatlhodi is the former Limpopo...
Fear That Many Cases of Lethal TB Have Not Been Diagnosed
BYLINE: GEOFF BOUGH A CAPE TOWN woman's death in North West from tuberculosis (TB) days after falling ill has led to questions about the prevalence of the disease's extreme drug-resistant strain in South Africa. Ken Nelson, 53, says his blind...
Floors to Lead Bok Sevens in Dubai
George: Dynamic Free State Cheetahs flank Kabamba Floors has been appointed as Springbok captain for the first two tournaments in the IRB Sevens Series of 2006-07. The annual series starts in Dubai on December 1-2 and continues at George a week later....
If War Breaks out Now, Far Rather Phone for Armed Response
PW BOTHA knew a thing or two when he invented the Total Onslaught. It kept the defence force continually on its toes in case there was one, and they needed all their weapons. Now that nobody is threatening us with anything, who cares if a tank or...
Little Achieved in Recycling Initiative
BYLINE: MELANIE GOSLING WHEN former environment minister Valli Moosa told parliamentarians in August 1999 that he might ban plastic bags - "virtually our national flower" - he later remarked that it had been something he had said off the top of...
Mbeki Calls for 'Balanced' Appraisal of PW as He Prepares for Funeral
BYLINE: SAPA and Staff Writer President Thabo Mbeki and his National Party (NP) predecessor, F W de Klerk, are to attend P W Botha's funeral in George this afternoon. The presidency confirmed that Mbeki would go to the funeral, to be held in...
N2 Road Workers Continue to Be Terrorised by Armed Teenaged Thugs
BYLINE: KAREN BREYTENBACH THE engineering firm working on the N2 near the airport will hold an emergency meeting today to brainstorm a solution to a worsening onslaught by armed teenaged thugs. Martin & East has been struck by juvenile criminals...
Questions over Extreme TB Strain after Woman, 41, Dies
BYLINE: GEOFF BOUGH A CAPE TOWN woman's death in North West from tuberculosis (TB) days after falling ill has led to questions about the prevalence of the disease's extreme drug-resistant strain in SA. Ken Nelson, 53, says his blind partner of...
Redefining ANC Needs Debate, Not Toyi-Toying
BYLINE: Bennie Bunsee If the South African Communist Party (SACP) wants to play a creative political role in South Africa, it must learn to practise democracy and to respect the country's newly set up democratic traditions as expressed through our...
SEX Education Lacking
BYLINE: A'EYSHA KASSIEM SOUTH African children as young as 13 years old are commonly coming into contact with pornographic material - with cellphones playing a greater role in its distribution. This emerges from a survey conducted by the Film...
Smith Heads Awesome Cobras Batting Line-Up
BYLINE: MICHAEL OWEN-SMITH GRAEME SMITH is champing at the bit to get some regular cricket under his belt. That might sound strange coming from a man who has just returned from leading his country in an international tournament unofficially billed...
Summertime ... and the Roads Are Busier Than Ever with Cyclists in Training
BYLINE: ZANDILE CLOCK<p> THE Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust has warned cyclists and motorists to take extra care on the roads, as summer means an increase in the number of cyclists. The trust, which organises the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle...