ESKOM, State set for tighter control under new CEO

BY LINDA ENSOR, BusinessDayLIVE ESKOM, under newly appointed CEO Tshediso Matona — currently the director-general of the Department of Public Enterprises — will be more tightly controlled by the department in future. Not only will Mr Matona want to improve on what he says was … [Read More...]

Community News


More than 45,000 South African women raped so far this month

Dominic Skelton, TimesLIVE At 12:25 yesterday the number of rapes this month reached a staggering 45 402, according to Blow the Whistle. Blow … [Read More...]


Joburg billing chaos continues

eNCA JOHANNESBURG – Frustrated rate payers are again receiving inflated bills from the City of Joburg and are struggling to pay. The reasons for the … [Read More...]


How did 40 000 police officers disappear?

Dianne Kohler Barnard DA Shadow Minister of Police In a bizarre reply to a DA parliamentary question the new Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, … [Read More...]


R100 bribe lands cop in jail for 8 years

News24 - Sapa A former police sergeant was jailed for eight years by the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Tuesday for smuggling drugs … [Read More...]

News from Elsewhere


The Islamic State documentary (video)

The Islamic State, a hardline Sunni jihadist group that formerly had ties to al Qaeda, has conquered large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), … [Read More...]

Matters Financial


BHP Billiton confirms sale plans for most SA assets

BY CHARLOTTE MATHEWS BusinessDayLIVE GLOBAL resources group BHP Billiton’s plans to spin off noncore businesses estimated to be worth $16bn — including most of its assets in SA — will create a new … [Read More...]



August dvd Releases

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 Action, Adventure, … [Read More...]


August dvd Releases

ALL IS LOST Action, Adventure, Drama Robert Redford stars in … [Read More...]

Food & Wine


Wines of the Cape – Tulbagh Winery

Founded in 1906, in the fertile valley known as Het Land van … [Read More...]


Classics with a Twist

Taste Australia Almond chicken curry with curry leaf and toasted … [Read More...]

The Musician


Simon’s Town Music Festival 19 – 21 September

We welcome spring with 3 days of music, from classics through … [Read More...]

The Artist


Ukusela eKapa – Drink Cape Town

Ukusela eKapa, a World Design Capital 2014 project (Ukusela … [Read More...]


Photograph by Telse Meyer and Dirk Blumenberg - Courtesy National Geographic

The sinister side of Meerkats

BY MEGAN HAMILTON, Digital Journal Oh sure, meerkats look cute … [Read More...]



What is ADDISON’S Disease?

Mayo Clinic Addison's disease is a disorder that occurs when … [Read More...]


'Almost all a plane's lift comes from Newton's third law of motion.' (Photograph: Ken Davies/Corbis - The Guardian)

How the world works when you’re sitting on a plane

IN-FLIGHT SCIENCE: It's the best place to see a rainbow and the … [Read More...]



GENGHIS KHAN Dies 18 August 1227

18 AUGUST 1227 - Genghis Khan, the Mongol leader who forged an … [Read More...]

Books of Yore

Margaret Constant sits on the steps of one of the ruined houses of her childhood.
Photo by Masixole Feni.

Redhill’s ruins: Cape Town’s forgotten District Six

By Barbara Maregele Published by GroundUp - 28 July … [Read More...]

On the Water


Best water-resistant smartphones

by Florin T - Most smartphone users seem to … [Read More...]


Le Clos returns a legend

eNCA - Sapa JOHANNESBURG - Olympic gold medallist Chad le Clos … [Read More...]

Animal Talk


Ten Reasons to take your Dog for a Daily Walk

Taryn Blyth In my household, taking the dogs for a walk is an … [Read More...]


Picking Up a Cat

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


2015 Road Glide Special

2015 Harley-Davidson ROAD GLIDE Roars Back

All-New Model Flaunts Massive Bad Attitude and Mile-Devouring … [Read More...]

Home Improvements


Replacing incandescent light with a CFL light fitting

By Janice Anderssen, Home-Dzine As and when budget allows I am … [Read More...]



ConCourt to consider Hawks case – HSF

Statement issued by Francis Antonie Director of the Helen Suzman … [Read More...]



Apple’s iWatch set for November release

BY MICHAEL ESSANY, Digital Journal On Wednesday, a new report … [Read More...]



Fossils Unearthed – Extinct mega penguin, largest ever

New Scientist, via The Daily Catch Forget emperor penguins, say … [Read More...]


A top-down scanning electron microscope view of one of the interstellar dust impacts in the foil aboard the Stardust spacecraft. Four hundred of these craters would span the width of a human hair. The dust particle residue is visible as the “bumpy” terrain inside the crater. Image via Rhonda Stroud, Naval Research Laboratory.

First dust grains from beyond our solar system

A collector dropped to Earth by the Stardust spacecraft may have … [Read More...]



Rugby Fixtures – Juan Smith back in Springbok team

SA Rugby Juan Smith will complete a remarkable return to … [Read More...]

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Proteas beat Zimbabwe easily after Amla ton – De Villiers credits team effort

Cricket SA Castle Lager Proteas captain, AB de Villiers, has … [Read More...]


Rugby Championship

Boks survive Loftus monsoon Brenden Nel, SA … [Read More...]

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Proteas beat Zim convincingly in one-off test

Channel News Asia HARARE: Dane Piedt recorded the best figures … [Read More...]