News in a Nutshell


The NEWS – Sunday 24 May 2015

Stage 1 load shedding today - Eskom's twitter page off for the weekend! Fin24 - A wage deal agreed with nurses, teachers and other civil servants will cost the SA government an additional R66bn, Acting Public Service and Administration Minister Nkosinathi Mthethwa said. The … [Read More...]

South Africa, Reality Check


Doctors refusing to treat injured employees due to calamitous Compensation Fund

Statement issued by DA Shadow Minister of Labour, Ian Ollis MP, DA Shadow Minister of Health, Dr Wilmot James MP, and DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Labour, Michael Bagraim MP Today we announce the … [Read More...]


Photo courtesy defenceWeb

DA calls for Defence Review to be revised

defenceWeb Outspoken opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) MP David Maynier wants to see the Defence Review withdrawn from Parliament and revised to … [Read More...]


Piet Coetzer The Intelligence Bulletin

In the crude, muddled world of BEE, apartheid is back with a vengeance

UPDATE - Fin24, 19 May 2015 - Trade and Industry (dti) Minister Rob Davies scrapped a plan to change rules aimed at redressing economic inequality and empowering black business people that threatened … [Read More...]

Matters Financial


Repo rate remains unchanged at 5.75% The repo rate is to remain unchanged at 5.75% per annum, the Reserve Bank said on Thursday. “The Monetary Policy Committee [MPC] has decided to keep the repurchase rate unchanged … [Read More...]



May dvd Releases

SEVENTH SON Action, Adventure, Fantasy Centuries ago, a … [Read More...]


May dvd Releases

UNBROKEN Biography, Drama, Sport As a boy, Louis "Louie" … [Read More...]

Food & Wine


Homemade Chicken Soup

From Taste of Home - Rich in chicken flavour, this traditional … [Read More...]


Making Sushi at Home

Perfect sushi rice, called sushimeshi (すし飯) or shari (しゃり), it is … [Read More...]

The Musician


The Legend BB KING

Billboard - B.B. King, the last of the Southern-born blues … [Read More...]

The Artist

Tete d une Femme Lisant

Pablo Ruiz PICASSO 1881–1973

Pablo Picasso has sold more pieces and his works have brought in … [Read More...]


Huge salty aquifer found under Antarctica

Huge salty aquifer found under Antarctica

Earthsky - Researchers supported by the National Science … [Read More...]



Understanding the PROSTATE

The prostate is the gland producing fluid that protects and … [Read More...]


25 Unsolved Scientific Mysteries

25 Unsolved Scientific Mysteries

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A view of the trailing hemisphere of Jupiter’s ice-covered satellite, Europa, in approximate natural color. Long, dark lines are fractures in the crust, some of which are more than 3,000 kilometers (1,850 miles) long. Image via Galileo spacecraft in 1996, via NASAPhotoJournal

Sea salt on Jupiter’s moon Europa

Earthsky Laboratory experiments have lead to new information … [Read More...]

In History


Cyrus The Great and the Persian Empire

Cyrus The Great ruled the largest Empire of his day, and is known … [Read More...]

The Written Word

jk rowling

Top Best Selling Authors

Current Best Sellers from The New York Times … [Read More...]



Two Puppies Together

Taryn Blyth Many dog lovers are not satisfied with sharing … [Read More...]


PHOTO courtesy

SA remotely piloted aircraft regulations operational from 1 July

defenceWeb Come July South African operators of remotely … [Read More...]

Home Improvement


How to disguise or hide a litter box so that it is out of sight

By Janice Anderssen Home-Dzine A litter box can be an … [Read More...]

On the Water

Bianca Buitendag (Victoria Bay) shows the form that saw her finish second in the Oi Rio Pro, the fourth stop on the Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour, on Sunday. (PHOTO -WSL / Smorigo)

Bianca runner up as Conlogue and Toledo clinch Oi Rio Pro

South African Bianca Buitendag cut a swathe through the world’s … [Read More...]

A 110-pound silver bar that allegedly once belonged to the Scottish pirate Captain William Kidd was found off the shore of Madagascar.

Deep sea explorer finds 17th-century pirate treasure in Madagascar

Daily News - A deep sea explorer said he found a 17th-century … [Read More...]



Super RUGBY Roundup

A 31-15 home victory for the Stormers over the Rebels at Newlands … [Read More...]


RUBGY – Sharks win at last, Chiefs flay hopeless Bulls

SA Rugby Gavin Rich, The Cell C Sharks … [Read More...]

TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 04: Seabelo Senatla #11 of South Africa makes a break during the match between South Africa and Canada on day one of the Tokyo Sevens Rugby 2015 at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Heartbreak as the Blitzbokke finish second

SA Rugby The Springbok Sevens team on Sunday finished the … [Read More...]