News in a Nutshell


The NEWS – Friday 31 July 2015

Irrespective of what Parliament says, President Jacob Zuma could still end up paying millions for his Nkandla homestead, a report said on Friday. A presidential proclamation, the need to protect state resources and a pending decision by the high court means Zuma could end up … [Read More...]

South Africa, Reality Check


Labour Minister reappointed a R1 million fraudster as her special advisor

Ian Ollis, Shadow Minister of Labour It has emerged that the Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, reappointed former Nedlac Executive Director Herbert Mkhize as her special advisor a year and a … [Read More...]


The Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill

By Dave Steward Executive Director of the FW de Klerk Foundation The Department of Trade and Industry has just published the latest version of the Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill. The … [Read More...]


Phumzile van Damme

DA will oppose forced military service for youth

The City Press reports that as soon as June next year, young people could find themselves forced to become part of a youth military programme as … [Read More...]


The Minister for State Security, David Mahlobo

Never mind Nkandla, watch the State Security Agency

by Garth Cilliers The Intelligence Bulletin The extent to which the South African State Security Agency (SASSA) is being used for party political purposes seems to be ignored by opposition parties … [Read More...]

Matters Financial

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NFB Market Update

The year-on-year change in the South African Consumer Price Index for June was 4.7%. This is below the I-Net Bridge Consensus Forecast of 5.0% and remains within the Reserve Bank’s target of between 3 … [Read More...]



July dvd Releases

DANNY COLLINS Comedy, Drama Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s … [Read More...]


Top 10 Dance Movie Scenes

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Food & Wine


Graham’s Winter Desserts

from Chef Graham Isaacson Bread and butter pudding This is … [Read More...]


The Perfect Risotto

Jamie Oliver's Basic Risotto This is a great recipe - you want … [Read More...]

The Artist


BERNINI and the Ecstasy of Saint Theresa

Bernini's career spans the height of the Italian Baroque. Baroque … [Read More...]



What explains the rise of humans?

In his book "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind," Yuval Noah … [Read More...]

R-36M2 – ICBM SATAN (Soviet Union)

Top 10 Deadliest Nuclear Missiles (ICBM)

10. M51 – SLBM (France) 9. DF-31/31A – ICBM (China) 8. … [Read More...]



About Epilepsy

The word epilepsy means a tendency to have recurrent seizures. … [Read More...]



Found! First aurora beyond solar system

Found on a brown dwarf some 18 light-years away, this aurora is … [Read More...]


State of the climate 2014: Record warmth

New report – released by American Meteorological Society – based … [Read More...]

The Written Word


The Genius of Archimedes and the Palimpsest

Archimedes of Syracuse (c. 287 BC - c. 212 BC) was a Greek … [Read More...]




Pigeons have lived alongside man for thousands of years with the … [Read More...]


Burmese Cat

The Future of the Burmese Cat Breed

from Denis Jansen of Mapantsula … [Read More...]


dog food

FREE FEEDING, Is it a good idea or not?

Taryn Blyth The method of feeding dogs where a large amount … [Read More...]



Why mosquitoes choose you

Are you dousing your skin with bug repellents and lighting … [Read More...]

Portuguese Man of War

The Portuguese Man-of-War, Physalia physalis

NatGeo ~ Anyone unfamiliar with the biology of the venomous … [Read More...]


electricity globe

City Power can cut your electricity if you use too much!

City Power has started rolling out its “load limiting” solution … [Read More...]

Home Improvement


Clean and sharpen your garden tools

By Janice Anderssen, Home-Dzine With spring around the corner … [Read More...]

On the Water

Bianca Buitendag in action at the Vans US Open of Surfing where she reached the Semifinals yesterday (WSL / Morris)

Buitendag Upsets World No 1 at Vans US Open of Surfing

Huntington Beach, CA/USA - Bianca Buitendag caused a huge upset … [Read More...]

Shark Attack on Defending Champion Mick Fanning Halts J-Bay Open

Shark Attack on Defending Champion Mick Fanning Halts J-Bay Open

The J-Bay Open, Stop No. 6 on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy World Surf … [Read More...]



Cricket SA pays tribute to CLIVE RICE, first captain of the Proteas

Johannesburg-born, former Proteas and Transvaal Player, Clive … [Read More...]


Bavuma holds Proteas together after middle-order collapse

CricketSA ~ Temba Bavuma scored his maiden half-century in his … [Read More...]

Bangladesh cricketers congratulate Shakib Al Hasan (C) after the dismissal of South African captain Hashim Amla during the third One Day International

Bangladesh confirm rising status with a Series win over Proteas

CricketSA Bangladesh confirmed their rise as a major force in … [Read More...]