Minister Nene

National Treasury signals shift in fiscal policy

SA Cape Town - Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene today tabled the 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) which signals a shift in the country’s fiscal policy. Government proposes a series of measures to reduce the country’s budget deficit and to stabilise … [Read More...]

Community News


R400 million firearms control system in shambles

by Daneel Knoetze, Groundup Pressure is mounting on the police to sort out problems with a R400 million firearms control system, ten years after … [Read More...]

Gripen fighter jets

Recalled Seriti Commission witness stays silent on the stand

defenceWeb The Seriti Commission has been thrown into disarray, albeit temporarily, by the refusal of a re-subpoenaed witness to testify. He … [Read More...]

PHOTO: Dean Wingrin - courtesy defenceWeb

Navies arrive for international maritime exercise

by Dean Wingrin, defenceWeb Indian and Brazilian navy ships arrived in Simon's Town on Monday morning, ready to participate in Exercise IBSAMAR … [Read More...]

Reeva Steenkamp

Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail

SAPA - REUTERS TimesLIVE Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was sentenced in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday to five years imprisonment for the … [Read More...]

News from Elsewhere

Scientists at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg, Manitoba, prepare an experimental Ebola vaccine for shipment to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva - Agency of Canada/Handout

Drugmakers to join forces to make Ebola vaccine

BY BEN HIRSCHLER, LONDON Reuters Leading drugmakers plan to work together to accelerate development of an Ebola vaccine and produce millions of doses of the most effective experimental product for … [Read More...]

Matters Financial

Christophe de Margerie, the CEO of French oil and gas company Total SA. (File picture: Gonzalo Fuentes)

TOTAL executive killed in plane crash

By Vladimir Soldatkin - REUTERS Business Report - IOL News Moscow - Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of French oil major Total, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plough at … [Read More...]



October dvd Releases

LE WEEKEND Comedy, Drama, Romance In Mr. Michell's magically … [Read More...]

Dusty and the Bombshells

Dusty Rebels & the Bombshells ROCKABILLY FESTIVAL

♦DUSTY: One of the attractions will be cars and bikes; we believe … [Read More...]

Food & Wine


Wines of the Cape – Leopards Leap

Leopard’s Leap was conceptualised at the turn of the century by … [Read More...]


Wines of the Cape – Excelsior

The De Wet family have farmed at Excelsior Estate, in the … [Read More...]

The Musician

Stevie Nicks  - ACM Awards

Stevie Nicks, still got it after all this time

As an artist, Stevie Nicks has the rare ability to capture the … [Read More...]

The Artist

TigerLilies - Irma Stern

Irma Stern’s ‘Tiger Lillies’ sold for R5.8m

Auctioneer Stephan Welz says the painting was first exhibited at … [Read More...]



The Spread of International Pandemics

Source: Nursing School Hub NB. The latest Ebola figures are over … [Read More...]



Origins of Sex Discovered

The Archaeology News Network via Flinders University A … [Read More...]


The newly discovered Tachiraptor admirabilis is pictured hunting the herbivorous  dinosaur Laquintasaura (Credit: PaleoArt/Maurilio Oliveira)

Tachiraptor admirabilis – new dinosaur species discovered

The Archaeology News Network Royal Society Open … [Read More...]


Dr. Jari Louhelainen conducts DNA testing on a shawl found next to one of Jack the Ripper's victims. (photo credit: Jari Louhelainen/AFP)

Serious DNA blunder made in Jack the Ripper ID case

by Steve Connor The Independent via Archaeology News … [Read More...]

Books of Yore


BEFORE WE FORGET – The Story of Fish Hoek by Cedryl Greenland

BEFORE WE FORGET The Story of Fish Hoek Cedryl … [Read More...]

Animal Talk

Travelling with Your Cat, pets, pet, cat, Cats,

Travelling with Cats in Cars

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


DOGS – What is Aggression?

Taryn Blyth There are three broad categories of … [Read More...]



Salt water-powered electric car approved for roads in Europe

de zeen A company that claims to have developed the first … [Read More...]



Who should do the job of Judging our Judges?

Helen Zille, Leader of the Democratic Alliance SA Today The … [Read More...]



New seafloor map reveals thousands of seamounts

Earthsky Vast unexplored areas of the ocean have now been … [Read More...]


Artist’s impression of the Milky Way. Its hot halo appears to be stripping away the star-forming atomic hydrogen from its companion dwarf spheroidal galaxies. (Image credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF)

Milky Way strips nearby galaxies of star-forming hydrogen

Astronomers have discovered that our nearest galactic neighbors … [Read More...]


Gold under the ocean

What you need to know about the deep-sea gold rush

By Rachael Bale, The Centre for Investigative … [Read More...]

On the Water

Jordy Smith (Durban) in action during the Moche Rip Curl Pro where he finished runner-up to Mick Fanning (AUS) - ASP / Kirstin

Jordy Smith finishes runner-up to Mick Fanning in Portugal

South African Jordy Smith continued the phenomenal run of form … [Read More...]



Absa Currie Cup final – WP vs the LIONS

SA Rugby Craig Joubert will take charge of the Absa Currie Cup … [Read More...]


Proteas take the first ODI in New Zealand

NDTV Sports South Africa defeated New Zealand by six wickets … [Read More...]

Nicky Steyn of the Griffons during the Absa Currie Cup Division 1 Final between Down Touch Griffons and Valke at North West Stadium on October 17, 2014 in Welkom, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

Currie Cup Weekend Roundup

Kolbe brace secures WP home final Gavin Rich, … [Read More...]