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The NEWS – Friday 6 March 2015

SABC - The fire at Cape Point has flared up again and a large team of firefighters have been deployed to the area. "There is no threat to any property in the Cape Point area of Table Mountain National Park at this stage (the fire is now between Cape Point and … [Read More...]

South Africa, Reality Check

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Fighting for free and fair elections – the battle has begun!

Helen Zille, Leader of the Democratic Alliance SA Today The biggest test for any emerging democracy comes when the “party of liberation” faces electoral defeat. Some countries – like Zimbabwe – … [Read More...]

Politics

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‘Deputy President hiding behind sub judice rule to avoid accountability’

Mmusi Maimane Parliamentary Leader of the Democratic Alliance Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s refusal today (4 March 2015) to answer my … [Read More...]

Opinion

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FW de Klerk Foundation responds to ZUMA’S SONA 2015

By Dave Steward Executive Director of the FW de Klerk Foundation Many South Africans were charmed by the more conciliatory tone that President Zuma adopted in his response last week during to the … [Read More...]

Matters Financial

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BUDGET 2015/16 – Is the new South Africa sustainable?

Amidst a tough economic background Minister Nene had little room to deliver a growth budget. Rather than providing a tedious budget overview we have included an article written by Professor Matthew … [Read More...]

Entertainment

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March dvd Releases

WALKING ON SUNSHINE Music, Romance Set to the music of popular … [Read More...]

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February dvd Releases

LAGGIES Comedy, Romance When 28-year-old Megan (Keira … [Read More...]

Food & Wine

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FISH to Dish

Crispy salmon with zucchini salad 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed, … [Read More...]

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A Taste of Spanish

Sticky Spanish Chicken and Rice Taste 8 (+- 1kg) chicken … [Read More...]

The Musician

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How to read music and visualize rhythm

Like an actor's script, a sheet of music instructs a musician on … [Read More...]

The Artist

This oil painting by Anthony Toney done around 1990 is a colorful abstracted landscape inspired by local scenery in Westchester, New York. (Collection of the Toney/Graeter Family)

The Art of ANTHONY TONEY

A painter, muralist and long-time teacher at the New School of … [Read More...]

Intriguing

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We’re genetically more like our fathers

Earthsky A new study from a team of University of North … [Read More...]

Discoveries

A section of a 2.3 billion-year-old fossil-bearing rock. The fossils (the dark areas) are essentially identical to ones 500 million years younger — and to modern microorganisms that live in seawater mud. (J. William Schopf/UCLA Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life)

Mysterious 2 billion-year-old Bacteria

By Sarah Kaplan Washington Post Far beneath the ocean’s … [Read More...]

Health

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Understanding TINNITUS

The word 'tinnitus' comes from the Latin word for 'ringing' and … [Read More...]

Science

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What makes Venus the brightest planet?

Earthsky Why is Venus so bright? As the planet next-inward … [Read More...]

The red and blue dots here – which are overlaid on a photo of the disk of the Milky Way as seen from the Southern Hemisphere – are points where the Stockholm astronomers measured the motion of stars and gas in our galaxy. The blue or red represents their relative motion with respect to our sun. The spherically symmetric blue halo illustrates the dark matter distribution. (Image via Serge Brunier and University of Stockholm)

Mysterious dark matter in inner Milky Way

Earthsky We knew there was dark matter in the outer part of … [Read More...]

In History

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NICOLAUS COPERNICUS – Mathematician, Astronomer, Scientist

Born 19 February 1473, Nicolaus Copernicus is considered the … [Read More...]

Books of Yore

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EDGAR ALLAN POE, born 19 January 1809

Poe’s stature as a major figure in world literature is primarily … [Read More...]

Animal Talk

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Animal Intelligence – instinct, training or brainy?

Animal cognition is the study of the mental capacities of … [Read More...]

Birds

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Birds of Paradise, VIDEO

Witness the diverse strategies of evolution at work and … [Read More...]

Cats

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Cats – Let’s play Tennis!

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

Dogs

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Allergies in Dogs

APSCA Just like people, dogs can show allergic symptoms when … [Read More...]

Nature

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Extraordinary Whale Watching Moments from Hermanus

With most whales on their migratory route from Hermanus, South … [Read More...]

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Ocean FISH Wierd and Wonderful

Red-lipped Batfish - The red-lipped batfish or Galapagos batfish … [Read More...]

Technology

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Video Effect (VFX) Movie Highlights

Game of Thrones, Season 4 – VFX making of reel from … [Read More...]

Motoring

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Impressive and Progessive, the BMW i8

Car and Driver - With swan-wing doors, a shark-nose grille, and a … [Read More...]

Home Improvement

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Small space dining solution

By Janice Anderssen Home-Dzine When space is limited you have … [Read More...]

On the Water

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SA NAVY – Exercise Good Hope starts on Monday

Written by Kim Helfrich defenceWeb The quiet buzz around … [Read More...]

Sport

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RUGBY Weekend Fixtures

The Vodacom Cup, the breeding ground for future South African … [Read More...]

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Amla, Du Plessis Sparkle for SA in Big Win over IRELAND

ICC Online - Ireland came into this ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 … [Read More...]

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Sangakkara, Thirimanne give SRI LANKA Big Win over ENGLAND

Sangakkara, Thirimanne scored centuries as Sri Lanka overhauls … [Read More...]