Vodacom called out – THE TIMES

Graeme Hosken, TimesLIVE Cellphone giant Vodacom has allegedly been secretly providing the numbers of local and international subscribers to third parties, including businesses and marketing companies. Vodacom confirmed yesterday that some of the personal details of its 32.5 … [Read More...]

Community News


Not our questions that embarrass Zuma, it is his answers – Maimane

TimesLIVE - Sapa A call by DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane in the National Assembly for a special debate on the president failing to appear … [Read More...]

Umarex SA177 BB Repeater CO2 Air Pistol

Gun control law changes on the way – Nhleko

The Citizen Online - Sapa Amendments to the Firearms Control Act will be introduced in Parliament next year, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko said on … [Read More...]


SABC’s Tshabalala does not have B Com – agency

Gavin Davis Shadow Minister of Communications An independent verification process commissioned by the DA provides further evidence that SABC … [Read More...]


Defence Amendment Bill rejected by Parliament

defenceWeb The rejection of a Private Members Bill by the Portfolio Committee on Defence was this week, inevitably, followed by Parliamentary … [Read More...]

News from Elsewhere


Former 5th Brigade soldier apologises for Matabeleland Massacres

By Thabo Kunene Zimbabwe Today Radio Netherlands Worldwide Africa In 1983, Mathew Kazembe (not his real name) was part of Zimbabwe’s notorious Fifth Brigade army unit that massacred over 20 000 … [Read More...]

Matters Financial


World Bank Report: SA drops six places

We are now ranked 158th in the world for “getting electricity” (out of 189 countries), 97th in the world for “registering a property”, and 100th in the world for “trading across borders”. Doing … [Read More...]



October dvd Releases

THE ANOMALY Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller A former soldier is taken … [Read More...]


October dvd Releases

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

Alanis Morisette

Soulful Rock, Alanis Morissette

Canadian musician Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album Jagged Little … [Read More...]

The Artist


Claude Monet – new insight

Oscar-Claude Monet (1840-1926) is a famous French painter and one … [Read More...]



Ebola – Marburg, over 16 million years old

The family of viruses housing Ebola and Marburg is ancient, and … [Read More...]


Seismic recorders placed around southeast Australia were used  to record the data (PHOTO: University of Aberdeen - Australia Nick Rawlinson)

Continental formation more complicated than understood

Archaeology News Network University of Aberdeen The way … [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...]


Scott expedition

Photographer’s notebook from Captain Scott’s Antarctic hut found in melting snow

On November 1, 1911, British explorer Robert Falcon Scott … [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

Like all technologies, fishbowls had some teething trouble (Credit: Blend Images / Alamy)

Secrets your Goldfish is Hiding

Jason G. Goldman, BBC Earth You might think you know your pet … [Read More...]


Does your Cat need a Behaviourist?

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



VW Kombi reimagined

Glen Hill The Citizen Motoring Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles … [Read More...]



Powers of the Public Protector: What the High Court actually found – DM

PIERRE DE VOS Daily Maverick The Western Cape High Court this … [Read More...]



Israel Reveals ‘Groundbreaking’ Defense Against IEDs

Jerusalem Post The IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) has … [Read More...]



The abundance of water in asteroid fragments

Aaron L. Gronstal Astrobio.net  A new study could provide … [Read More...]



Amazing spider feats

Strange but True Spider Facts - Smithsonian … [Read More...]

On the Water

Dylan Lightfoot (Jeffreys Bay) in action at the Allianz ASP World Junior Championships in Portugal on Tuesday (PHOTO - ASP / Poullenot)

Lightfoot and Prestwich 17th as Ribeiro and Maeda claim World Junior Titles in Portugal

SA’s Lightfoot and Prestwich 17th as Ribeiro and Maeda claim … [Read More...]



Strong Barbarians side for the Wallabies game at Twickenham

AAP Unwanted All Blacks Colin Slade, Steven Luatua, Dominic … [Read More...]

2013 Absa Currie Cup: The Sharks breakfast and victory parade

WP Crowned Currie Cup Champions

Sport24 CaAPE TOWN - Flawless goal-kicking by flyhalf Demetri … [Read More...]


Amla century sets up Proteas for series-clinching win

Amla (119 off 135 balls, 15 fours) and Du Plessis (67 off 73 … [Read More...]