News in a Nutshell


The NEWS – Wednesday 1 July 2015

Police minister Nathi Nhleko says some of the security features on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla private residence in KwaZulu-Natal might have to be re-evaluated. On Tuesday addressing a media briefing, Nhleko revealed a breakdown of how the money was spent during the … [Read More...]

South Africa, Reality Check

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The State of Parliament

By Dave Steward Executive Director of the FW de Klerk Foundation The FW de Klerk Foundation shares the concerns of participants in a recent private round-table discussion - mentioned in Business … [Read More...]


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Marikana: decisive action needed for justice and closure

Mmusi Maimane, Federal and Parliamentary Leader of the Democratic Alliance The Democratic Alliance (DA) deeply regrets that the release of the … [Read More...]



Attacks on Judiciary Unacceptable – CFCR

By Adv Johan Kruger, Director: Centre for Constitutional Rights The Centre for Constitutional Rights (the CFCR) notes with great concern the increasing attacks on the independence, impartiality, … [Read More...]

Matters Financial

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NFB Market Update

The year-on-year change in the South African Consumer Price Index for May 2015 was 4.6%. This is slightly above the I-Net Bridge Consensus Forecast of 4.5% but remains within the Reserve Bank’s target … [Read More...]



June dvd Releases

CAKE Drama Claire Bennett (Jennifer Aniston) is in pain. Her … [Read More...]

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Artscape highlights at the National Arts Festival 2015

Artscape is proud to present a varied programme consisting of … [Read More...]

Food & Wine

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Graham’s Winter Mains

By Graham Isaacson Glazed Pork Chops and Apples This is … [Read More...]


Tasty Red Wine Stews

Beef bourguignon 2 tablespoons olive oil 750g gravy beef, … [Read More...]

The Artist


Master Surrealist, SALVADOR DALI

"A true painter is one who can paint extraordinary scenes in the … [Read More...]


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10 Incredible Underwater Structures

Underwater civilizations are the subject of adventure and science … [Read More...]


Five Giant Monsters of the Ocean

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Atherosclerosis or hardening of the Arteries

Mayo Clinic Arterioslcerosis occurs when the blood vessels … [Read More...]


Artist’s impression of a volcano erupting on Venus. (Image: ESA – AOES Medialab)

Hot lava flows discovered on Venus

Earthsky Scientists know that volcanoes have crackled on the … [Read More...]


Mount Everest shifted 3 centimeters by Nepal earthquake

Earthsky Geologists in China announced this week that the … [Read More...]

In History


Ancient Greece, the Birthplace of Democracy

In the year 507 B.C., the Athenian leader Cleisthenes introduced … [Read More...]

The Written Word


Top 10 Rarest Books

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Journey of the Outback Pelican

National Geographic ~ The Australian pelican is built for … [Read More...]



Cats – Fussy Eaters

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



Choosing the Right Dog

By Taryn Blyth One advantage of acquiring a pedigreed dog is … [Read More...]



Sixth mass extinction happening now

A study in the June 19, 2015 issue of Science Advances says that … [Read More...]


Standing on the precipice of an active lava lake

Sam Cossman and George Kourounis become among the first explorers … [Read More...]



10 Awesome Supercars to Make Your Jaw Drop

These are the best of the best – the most amazing supercars in … [Read More...]

Home Improvement


DIY plank wall in a bedroom

By Janice Anderssen Home-Dzine Using reclaimed wood or pine … [Read More...]

On the Water

Nikita Robb (East London) on her way to victory in the Ballito Women’s Pro, a WSL QS 1,000 rated event at Willard Beach in KwaDukuza on Sunday.
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Nikita Robb wins Ballito Women’s Pro

Nikita Robb from East London won the Ballito Women’s Pro … [Read More...]

Owen Wright (AUS) deep inside the barrel at Cloudbreak on the first of the two perfect 10 point rides that saw him win the Fiji Pro (PHOTO: WSL / Kirstin)

Owen Wright Attains Perfection with Fiji Pro Victory

TAVARUA, Fiji - Owen Wright (AUS) has won the Fiji Pro in … [Read More...]



Jordan Spieth wins US Open 2015

America's Jordan Spieth added the US Open title to his Masters … [Read More...]


Super RUGBY Roundup

SA Rugby Brumbies dump Stormers out of race Gavin … [Read More...]


Super RUGBY Roundup

SA Rugby Sharks labour to winning farewell Gavin Rich, … [Read More...]