News in a Nutshell

NEWS – Tuesday 24 November 2015

French jets from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier have struck Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria as Britain offered France the use of an air base in Cyprus to hit the militant group behind the Paris attacks. French President Francois Hollande met British Prime … [Read More...]

South Africa, Reality Check

SA soldiers who allegedly went AWOL in DRC discharged

defenceWeb South African soldiers recalled from duty with the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in September have been “administratively discharged and/or dismissed” from the SA … [Read More...]


The “Unholy Triad” of Gangs, Cops and Elections in the WCape

Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape Inside Government Late last week I returned from China, where I had been invited to be the opening … [Read More...]


4 Billion more reasons why Zuma Must Fall

Mmusi Maimane, Federal and Parliamentary Leader of the Democratic Alliance Almost immediately after the news broke that Armscor had begun shopping around for a new VIP jet for the president, the … [Read More...]

Matters Financial

GDP up 0.7% avoiding a technical recession

South Africa is not out of the recession woods just yet, economist Mike Schussler warned on Tuesday. The drought, low commodity prices and visa restrictions could shift the country into a recession … [Read More...]


November dvd Releases

SOUTHPAW Action, Drama, Sport From acclaimed director Antoine … [Read More...]

November dvd Releaes

BOYCHOIR Drama From acclaimed director François Girard (The … [Read More...]

Food & Wine

For Savoury Crowds

Antipasto polenta tart 1L (4 cups) vegetable or chicken stock 1 … [Read More...]

Veg Light and Summery

Asparagus and Corn Fritters by Kerrie … [Read More...]

The Artist

How virtual reality creates the ultimate empathy machine

Working at the frontiers of interactive technology, Chris Milk … [Read More...]


Measuring the ‘Heartbeat’ of a Distant Galaxy’s Stars

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics In many ways stars … [Read More...]


Stars twinkle. Planets shine steadily. Why?

Earthsky Stars twinkle because … they’re so far away from … [Read More...]

Impact of climate change on natural disasters

Earthsky Until a few years ago, it was a truism in science … [Read More...]


The Science of Ageing

What does ageing mean for the human body? Find out in the ERIBA … [Read More...]

In History

Who were the VIKINGS?

The Vikings were not one nation but different groups of warriors, … [Read More...]

People, Past and Present

PYTHAGORAS, The First Philosopher

The Greatest Mathematician, Philosopher and founder of the … [Read More...]

The Written Word

32 common symbols found in ancient caves all over Europe

Written language, the hallmark of human civilization, didn't just … [Read More...]

Animal Talk

How well do you know your Tropical Fish?

Some info on thirty of the world’s most amazing tropical fish … [Read More...]


Cats that Cry in the Night

Barbara George Cat Behaviourist Cell 0824912309 … [Read More...]


Should I Spay or Neuter?

Taryn Blyth Whether or not to spay or neuter one’s dog and … [Read More...]


What are animals thinking and feeling?

TED ~ What's going on inside the brains of animals? Using … [Read More...]

Adventure on the Okavango

Each year, conservationist and National Geographic Emerging … [Read More...]


The future of news? Virtual reality

TED, filmed in May 2015 ~ What if you could experience a story … [Read More...]


History’s Fast Cars

1920s: The Duesenberg Duesenbergs were among the fastest and … [Read More...]

Home Improvement

Add lighting to your outdoor spaces

By Janice Anderssen Home-Dzine Not only practical, adding … [Read More...]

House painting for 3D effects

By Janice Anderssen Home-Dzine Paint doesn't have to be flat … [Read More...]

On the Water

Michael February Wins Opening Heat at Hawaiian Pro

South Africa’s Michael February won his Round 1 heat at the … [Read More...]

Adam Kok towed back to Simon’s Town

Kim Helfrich, defenceWeb The return of SAS Adam Kok (P1563) to … [Read More...]


De Villiers returns to the top of the world

Cricket SA South Africa’s AB de Villiers has surged to the top … [Read More...]

Hail the Incredibles: Steve Hansen’s team prove themselves best in history

Rugby World Cup What a glorious way to finish. The best Rugby … [Read More...]

Springboks third but Habana misses record

Bryan Habana failed to break Jonah Lomu's World Cup try-scoring … [Read More...]