SA starting procurement for nuclear build

Earthlife Africa on Wednesday criticised government’s plans to build new nuclear power stations, saying it was not being transparent and that large scale energy infrastructure projects were not the solution to the energy crisis. “Timing such a huge announcement just [as] many … [Read More...]

Community News


Consider donating to a worthy cause this Xmas!

Valley Development Projects (VDP) began in 1989 with the aim of improving the lives of people living in the Ocean View and Masiphumelele communities … [Read More...]


Global rhino syndicate bust – THE TIMES

Simon Bloch TimesLIVE Sixteen people in the Czech Republic have been charged with being part of an international trafficking syndicate that … [Read More...]


AfriForum lays charges against Malema over ‘land-grab’

"We affirm our historic mission which is the attainment of economic freedom in our lifetime which we shall fulfil by any means necessary. This … [Read More...]


Tshabalala quits as SABC board chair

(IOL News) - The DA on Wednesday welcomed SABC board chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala's resignation. “Tshabalala's resignation is also an elegant solution … [Read More...]

News from Elsewhere


NIGERIA – 185 abducted and 32 killed, 54 soldiers to be hanged for Mutiny

Pulse.ng - Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly abducted at least 185 women from a village near Chibok in Borno State. The insurgents invaded the town of Gumsuri on Sunday, December 14, and carted … [Read More...]

Matters Financial


Treasury responds to Standard and Poor’s and Fitch rating actions

Statement issued by National Treasury, December 13 2014 Government has noted ratings decisions by Standard and Poor's Rating Services (S&P) and Fitch Ratings (Fitch) on Friday. Standard and … [Read More...]



December dvd Releases

THE GIVER Drama, Sci-Fi Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) lives in a … [Read More...]


December dvd Releases

LUCY Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller When a boyfriend tricks Lucy … [Read More...]

Food & Wine


Wines of the Cape – Simonsig

The Malan Legacy Named after the majestic views of the … [Read More...]


Summer Sorbet

Sorbets are technically ices and are also referred to as granitas … [Read More...]

The Musician


The Day John Lennon Died – 8 December 1980

If John Lennon had only been one of the four members of the … [Read More...]

The Artist


MARC CHAGALL – Illustrator, Painter (1887–1985)

Marc Chagall was a Belorussian-born French artist whose work … [Read More...]



What really killed the dinosaurs?

The Archaeology News Network - Jennifer Chu - Massachusetts … [Read More...]



Madagascar fossil reveals details about early mammals

The Archaeology News Network Society of Vertebrate … [Read More...]


A drill hole on Mars. The robot rover Curiosity detected a temporary spike in methane in the air around itself, and it detected different Martian organic chemicals in a Martian rock. (Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

Questions of life on Mars revive with methane spike

Curiosity rover has now measured a dramatic spike in methane, an … [Read More...]

In History

Tunnel vision: A tunnel reconstruction showing the trolley system.

Passage used in the Great Escape

By Andrew Levy Daily Mail - Mail Online Untouched for almost … [Read More...]

Books of Yore

A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio, a collection of some of his plays  published in 1623 is displayed in the library in the northern French town  of Saint-Omer, November 25, 2014 (Credit: AFP/Denis Charlet)

Rare first Shakespeare edition found in French library

The Archaeology News Network Benjamin Massot with Fran Blandy - … [Read More...]

Animal Talk


How birds get by without external ears

A new study looks at how birds localize sounds. It seems that … [Read More...]


Dogs and Food Guarding

ASPCA Guarding possessions from humans or other animals is … [Read More...]



Curve the elephant gives birth to rare twins in Pongola

CBS News - A rare set of twin elephants was born in South Africa … [Read More...]



The code that may treat blindness

BBC Future - THE GENUIS BEHIND Neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg … [Read More...]


2015 Audi RS3 Sportback

High 5! New Audi RS3 Sportback

By Dave Abrahams IOL Motoring Ingolstadt - It was a … [Read More...]


Lapcat A2 supersonic passenger aircraft

New super plane to fly from Europe to Australia in 4 hours

A new superplane, which can get you anywhere in the world in four … [Read More...]


Transnet train

Public Enterprises and the Constitution’s 10-Point Plan

By Adv Johan Kruger, Director: Centre for Constitutional … [Read More...]

On the Water

Athletes compete in the Men's Laser during the final day of Aquece Rio, the International Sailing Regatta 2014, the first test event for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games at Guanabara bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 9, 2014. (Yasuyoshi Chiba—AFP/Getty Images)

‘Super bacteria’ discovered in Rio’s Olympic water

TIME - Scientists have discovered a hard-to-treat ‘super … [Read More...]



Records tumble at Centurion as SA declare on 552/5

Sport24 Pretoria - Hashim Amla has notched up the highest … [Read More...]

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Amla and de Villiers start Windies series in perfect tandem – DM

Daily Maverick After an early rattle, Hashim Amla and AB de … [Read More...]

South African cricketer AB de Villiers (R) and captain Hashim Amla (L) run between the wickets during the third day of the second cricket Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo on July 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / /Getty Images

Proteas primed for the fight

Supersport - Sapa Proteas batsman AB de Villiers is hoping for … [Read More...]