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On my radar: How much butter in your coffee?

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On my radar: How much butter in your coffee?

When I talk to people about the latest foodie trend of adding butter to your coffee, I inevitably get that look – a blank and over-polite expression that clearly questions my sanity at the same time.

For most people, the image that springs to mind is their beloved morning cuppa defiled by a greasy dollop of butter, and first thing in the morning!...

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Talking Point: Zuma’s daughter gets top government job

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Talking Point: Zuma’s daughter gets top government job

The appointment of President Jacob Zuma’s 25-year-old daughter as the head of a Cabinet minister’s office has become quite the talking point.

Thuthukile Zuma, with a Bachelor of Arts degree and an honours degree in anthropology, progressed from a lowly public liaison officer to the powerful post of chief of staff in the department of...

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7 die in Mpumalanga taxi crash

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7 die in Mpumalanga taxi crash

Seven people died and eight were injured when a minibus taxi overturned near Rocky Drift in Nelspruit this morning.

The taxi was found lying in the veld about 10m from the R40 road, said ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring.

The injured were treated on the scene before being taken to hospital.

Meiring said one person sustained severe injuries and had to...

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The World Cup’s over but some won’t leave

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The World Cup’s over but some won’t leave

Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When he came up short, an acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidised meal.

One of about 160 000 Argentines who flooded into Brazil for the World Cup, Pontoni hardly fits the image of deep-pocketed foreigners who dropped...

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Inside Labour: On a loan to poverty

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Inside Labour: On a loan to poverty

Official statistics note that borrowing by South African households has declined slightly. But we remain a nation wallowing in debt. And this applies from the government down to the humblest of families.

Along with the steady increase in the cost of living, this is a major reason for prolonged and bitter strikes and for ongoing social instability.

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Luis Suárez could make Barcelona debut against Real Madrid

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Luis Suárez could make Barcelona debut against Real Madrid

Madrid – Luis Suárez could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on October 26.

The Spanish league announced its schedule for the 2014-15 season today.

The first “Clásico” will take place shortly after the end of Suárez’s four-month ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup.

Barcelona will host Real Madrid at...

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Teen mom guilty of attempted murder after toddler nearly hit by truck

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Teen mom guilty of attempted murder after toddler nearly hit by truck

The teenage woman whose son was found wandering on the N1 freeway was today found guilty in the Vereeniging Magistrates’ Court of attempted murder and child abandonment.

“She will know her sentence on September 16,” Gauteng traffic police spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo said.

The 19-year-old woman was arrested on the night of April 5, two days after...

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DIFF review – These 2 doccies are too cool for school

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DIFF review – These 2 doccies are too cool for school

Two new documentaries exciting young audiences at the Durban International Film Festival – Future Sound of Mzansi and Shield and Spear – have plenty in common.

They both take to the road to interrogate the South African cultural revolution. They both explore a new generation of musicians, featuring exquisite casts of characters. And they’re both s...

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‘Contact lost’ with Air Algerie plane from Burkina Faso

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‘Contact lost’ with Air Algerie plane from Burkina Faso

Algiers – Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board.

Algeria’s APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company confirmed the news today.

APS said authorities lost contact with flight AH 5017 an hour after it took off from Burkina Faso.

Spanish private...

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TV: Here’s the bad news

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TV: Here’s the bad news

There may be more news on TV than ever before, writes Thinus Ferreira, but does quantity equal quality?

If you have satellite TV, you have access to more South African TV news than ever before. But with so much of the same, and not really a lot of it in all our 11 official languages, are the bulk of viewers really better off?

Satellite TV...

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Afrikaners at ‘higher risk’ of Parkinson’s due to ancestors – study

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Afrikaners at ‘higher risk’ of Parkinson’s due to ancestors – study

A large number of Afrikaners in South Africa may be at risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease because of their ancestors, a study by Stellenbosch University has found.

“If genetic studies confirm the presence of a founder effect for Parkinson’s disease [PD] in Afrikaners, this would imply that … a large number of individuals from this ethnic...

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Oupa Manyisa to stay with Pirates – unless …

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Oupa Manyisa to stay with Pirates – unless …

The darling of Orlando Pirates supporters, Oupa Manyisa, has assured the club’s followers that he will stay put at the Buccaneers – unless an overseas contract comes his way.

Manyisa, who last night walked away with three awards at the club’s players’ awards ceremony, said he wanted to repay the club’s chair, Irvin Khoza, for believing in him when n...

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Dashiki Dialogues: ‘Eish, you know how we blacks can be …’

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Dashiki Dialogues: ‘Eish, you know how we blacks can be …’

For a rising number of the ­so-called nouveau riche blacks, the new plateau brings with it a fascinating kind of existential crisis.

A bigger purse implies new socialisation and what we shall call a “class acquisition process”. This process is tricky and often implies the reimagining of a person’s sense of who they think they are in the world.

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Book review – To be Muslim in South Africa

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Book review – To be Muslim in South Africa

Regarding Muslims: from slavery to post-apartheid by Gabeba Baderoon
Wits University Press
207 pages
R288 at kalahari.com

In her latest book, academic Dr Gabeba Baderoon explores the history of Muslims in South Africa, which spans well over 300 years, and considers how this history is important to our country today.

What made you choose this topic?

I...

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Motoring review – The 4X4 for you

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Motoring review – The 4X4 for you

The new Renault Duster might be just the vehicle for you if you thought you couldn’t afford a 4×4.
It not only looks great and handles well, but packs a lot of punch for its price
, writes Ané Theron

No doubt about it, the Renault Duster 1.5 dCi Dynamique 4×4 (R255 900) is a looker.

Its ground clearance, wide wheel arches, chrome-plated...

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SA team goes to Ukraine to identify pilot killed in Malaysian crash

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SA team goes to Ukraine to identify pilot killed in Malaysian crash

A team has left South Africa to identify the body of the South African pilot killed when a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in the Ukraine, the pilot’s brother said.

Campbell Dalziel, brother of Cameron Dalziel who was killed in the crash, said today he believed the team would go to the Netherlands where the remains of those killed were being taken.

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5 tips for travelling in African Muslim countries

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5 tips for travelling in African Muslim countries

Be it Zanzibar, Senegal, or Morocco, there are some gorgeous African Muslim nations to tick off on your travel bucket list.

But if you are going to be a guest in someone else’s country, be sure to be a courteous one.

We give you five important customs and requirements you may need to abide by in your Muslim destination of choice.

Women, carry a...

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We need more than fire, brimstone and funky red berets

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We need more than fire, brimstone and funky red berets

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) rocketed into Parliament and the country’s provincial legislatures on a ticket of revolution, evolution and genuine social change.

Now they’re fighting about clothes.

The fighters’ insistence on wearing red overalls and domestic workers’ outfits has given their opponents yet another stick to beat them with.

This...

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Friends Friction: A new soul trapped in an old body

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Friends Friction: A new soul trapped in an old body

It was a mistake to launch a Brics development bank a day after the Fifa World Cup final. This monumental announcement got lost in the noise of the exiting crowds.

The bank will free the developing world from the clutches of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, institutions that have created enormous hardship for developing...

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Recipe: A perfect pairing

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Recipe: A perfect pairing

Chef David Godin, who was the Johnnie Walker chef of the year in 2005, has shared this luscious broccoli and Stilton cheese soup with us.

It goes perfectly with fortified wine, like the new Rosendal Cape Ruby Reserve.

Ingredients
. 2 tbsp rapeseed or vegetable oil
. 1 onion, finely chopped
. 1 stick celery, sliced
. 1 leek, sliced
. 1 medium p...

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Yaaseen Barnes: Prince of the One-Liner

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Yaaseen Barnes: Prince of the One-Liner

There’s a new Muslim comic star on the rise. His name is Yaaseen Barnes. Percy Mabandu gives him a ring

Stand-up comedian Yaaseen Barnes is being pegged as “the new king of one-liners”.

When I called him up, I expected a brash, lively voice to come over the line from Cape Town, but the 27-year-old from Athlone is soft-spoken and borderline shy.

His...

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Nkandla ‘prestige project’ probe continues, says presidency

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Nkandla ‘prestige project’ probe continues, says presidency

The investigation by the SIU into upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s private home in Nkandla is still ongoing.

The investigation started after Zuma signed a proclamation authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to probe the public works department’s “prestige project” at Nkandla.

The presidency today said the probe was one of 27 which were...

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Cameo role for St George’s Cathedral in Claire Danes series

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Cameo role for St George’s Cathedral in Claire Danes series

The iconic St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town will feature in the hit TV show Homeland, which stars Claire Danes as CIA agent Carrie Mathison.

The fourth instalment of the thriller is being filmed around the Mother City, where Danes has been spotted at restaurants ranging from Harbour House in Kalk Bay to The Test Kitchen in Woodstock.

Today,...

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Pirates only need ‘two or three’ new faces, says Vermezović

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Pirates only need ‘two or three’ new faces, says Vermezović

Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezović says he has no immediate concerns about the strength of his squad ahead of the new season, kick-started by this weekend’s Carling Black Label Cup.

The Buccaneers meet Chiefs at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon in what will be the fourth edition of this unique pre-season encounter, in which members of the...

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Colombia star James Rodriguez signs six-year deal with Real Madrid

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Colombia star James Rodriguez signs six-year deal with Real Madrid

James Rodriguez has signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid.

The club says the 23-year-old Colombia forward, who scored a tournament-leading six goals at the World Cup in Brazil, will be presented to fans at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium this afternoon.

Rodriguez passed a medical examination earlier at the Sanitas Clinic in the northern suburb of La...

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Street art: Keeping the faith

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Street art: Keeping the faith

Yes, we know, we know. We write about South African street artist Faith47 way too often. So what? It’s our prerogative. And she deserves it.

Between stints in Europe, the artist has been doing walls in Durban – invited by the organisers of the 25th World Congress on Architecture.

She will return in August and complete the remaining three walls of...

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A Curious Case: SA’s own Game of Thrones

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A Curious Case: SA’s own Game of Thrones

I am watching the medieval fantasy TV show Game of Thrones while reading Capital in the Twenty-First Century, a 700-page bestseller by French economist Thomas Piketty.

The book is making waves worldwide for saying inequality is an inherent, destructive part of capitalism.

Piketty cites several reasons for this. It’s summed up as: inequality grows w...

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Jacob Zuma to send ‘special team’ to Gaza

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Jacob Zuma to send ‘special team’ to Gaza

President Jacob Zuma is to send a “special team” to Israel and Palestine as fighting in the Gaza strip intensifies, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has said.

“The restoration of lasting peace in the Middle East is in our interest,” Nkoana-Mashabane said today while delivering her budget vote speech in Parliament.

“In this r...

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Justin Bieber ‘party’ could lead to new charges

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Justin Bieber ‘party’ could lead to new charges

Los Angeles – Pop Star Justin Bieber could face charges that he violated probation after police responded six times to complaints at his Beverly Hills condo over the weekend.

Police had received four noise complaints and two fan misconduct complaints about ‘a party’ at the home, the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday.

Although no citations have...

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Winning Women – Kate Otten: For the love of lines

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Winning Women – Kate Otten: For the love of lines

It never occurred to architect Kate Otten to do anything other than open her own practice a year after she graduated, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Imagine fussy, ornate, heavy, often Victorian-style architecture. Then think of the polar opposite – light, bright, clean lines that blend with nature or surrounding historic buildings – and that sums up Job...

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Shaking the Stem to get to the fruit

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Shaking the Stem to get to the fruit

When Steve Hofmeyr sang Die Stem in Australia, South Africans were relieved. If he’d sung one of his own classic tracks, the world would truly have judged us.

Now Die Stem is back in the news because that’s how the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) get to yank Freedom Front Plus’ chain.

I don’t know why we still include it in the anthem. It’s obn...

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Gaza death toll tops 500 as US steps up ceasefire efforts

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Gaza death toll tops 500 as US steps up ceasefire efforts

Gaza – The Palestinian death toll in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has jumped to more than 500 as the United States took a direct role in efforts to secure a ceasefire.

Despite growing calls for a halt to two weeks of fighting, violence raged on, with Israel pounding the densely-populated coastal strip, killing 28 members of a single...

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Jackie Selebi’s debt to taxpayers is complex – Riah Phiyega

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Jackie Selebi’s debt to taxpayers is complex – Riah Phiyega

The process of determining how much fraud-convicted former police chief Jackie Selebi owes the taxpayer in legal bills is at an “advanced” stage.

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega said this in response to a statement by the Freedom Front Plus during the police budget vote in Parliament today.

The party’s Pieter Groenewald said it would be s...

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Amplats selling strike-hit mines

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Amplats selling strike-hit mines

World number-one platinum producer Anglo American Platinum is to sell a swathe of its most labour-intensive South African mines after a five-month strike shattered its hopes of ever making them profitable.

The mines account for over half of the company’s workforce but only a quarter of production, and their viability was dealt a blow when miners w...

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Paranoia is a place in Durban

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Paranoia is a place in Durban

Saturday. The Croc and I are up bright and early. Impolitely so, if you ask me, but we don’t have a choice. The Commander in Chief is in town so that’s that.

We land at Durban’s International Convention Centre. We’re a bit late for the 8am kick-off on the programme but we figure we’re OK. These things have a way of starting late.

We’ve already s...

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Nadine Gordimer: Alive in the silence

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Nadine Gordimer: Alive in the silence

‘It was Nadine Gordimer’s ability to leave moments of silence in her fiction that spoke most eloquently, daringly and damningly’

It tells us something about Nadine Gordimer that Raks Morakabe Seakhoa, the untiring champion of South African letters, used to call her “comrade Nadine”.

In her country, where identity is everything, that Gordimer was...

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Of swart gevaar and information empowerment

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Of swart gevaar and information empowerment

Last week, as we presented the last budget vote of the government and communications system, we experienced a renewed sense of what can only be termed “swart gevaar” from the opposition.

While the opposition DA agrees it is the duty of government to tell a good story – it hastened to add that such a duty is not one of government.

Hence its suspicion...

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Who benefits from credit life cover?

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Who benefits from credit life cover?

It is supposed to cover any money you owe if you die before a debt is paid off. But, as Neesa Moodley-Isaacs finds, you could be charged more than normal life cover

When you borrow money to buy an item such as furniture, a car or even a home, you will most likely be offered credit life cover.

The intention behind credit life cover is ostensibly to...

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Graphic – Commonwealth Games: Who to watch

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Graphic – Commonwealth Games: Who to watch

The SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee has set the 159 South African athletes a target of 15 gold medals at the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games: Who to watch

The post Graphic – Commonwealth Games: Who to watch appeared first on City Press....

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Newsmaker – Louis van Gaal: All hail King Louis of Manchester

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Newsmaker – Louis van Gaal: All hail King Louis of Manchester

David Moyes was unveiled as Manchester United manager about this time last year, taking up one of football’s most coveted jobs.

The problem was, United had not signed nor fired a manager in 26 years.

Just as it happened when Nelson Mandela stepped down, cartoonists had a field day predicting how hard it would be to fill Sir Alex Ferguson’s shoes.

Ten...

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Gaza burning: Less  than human

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Gaza burning: Less  than human

In Palestine, the 19th century never ended

As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1, we can better understand the conditions then by following closely events in Palestine this week.

Israel’s behaviour provides the best window we have into the mind-set of Western colonial powers a century ago, when foreigners with superior m...

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The war against the two Ps

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The war against the two Ps

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte raised the ire of the pro-Israel lobby the other day when she compared the actions of that country’s government to the brutality of the Nazis in Germany.

Duarte was commenting on Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, which has so far claimed more than 260 lives.

“As we move towards the month of August and are r...

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Travel – Zanzibar: On the island of faith

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Travel – Zanzibar: On the island of faith

On a trip to Zanzibar just off Tanzania, City Press sports reporter Daniel Mothowagae encounters an island driven by Islam. He eats, drinks and basks in the sun – and meets a local beach boy

Midday in Zanzibar.

As we step off the plane, the heat hits us like a wave.

It’s the rainy season and the humidity here gives Durban a run for its money.

It’...

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Soweto derby

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Soweto derby

There won’t be any surprises in the line-up for the first of the three guaranteed Soweto derbies of the season between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates on Saturday.

But judging by the selections of their respective supporters, both teams seem to lack balance.

The votes went to popularity rather than players who can do the job.

Couch coaches will get...

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Scrap public works

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Scrap public works

Honestly, do we really need the department of public works? Has it brought us anything but embarrassment and scandal?

Example 1: Nkandla. The department, unable to contain spending, has ushered President Jacob Zuma into the most severe scandal of his administration.

At a cost of almost R250 million, we are no closer to the truth about the splurge t...

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Services Seta chases millions

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Services Seta chases millions

More than R1 billion goes to the services Seta each year. Now, an investigation aims for a clean audit so money can be disbursed again

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSeta) has launched a major forensic investigation into contracts worth about R273 million to eliminate the allegedly widespread looting and wastage incurred by S...

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Ladies taking the lead

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Ladies taking the lead

‘I changed my hair, now I have to introduce myself to everyone,” smiled Terry Pheto as she extended a hand in greeting, looking gorgeous in her new look cream print dress and high leather boots.

Pheto was greeting guests in a room of opulent beige leather couches and buffets of food in the Maharani Hotel on the Durban beachfront.

The Tsotsi star was...

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Safa taking time to choose

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Safa taking time to choose

The SA Football Association (Safa) is facing a dilemma regarding the appointment of the Bafana Bafana coach.

Six days before the scheduled announcement on Saturday, no coach has been signed.

The position of technical director is also still giving the football governing body a massive headache.

But Safa president Danny Jordaan said they would...

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