Daily Archives: July 18, 2013

He's 95 and the world loves him

As birthday messages came flooding in from all corners of the world, former president Nelson Mandela, surrounded by close family, celebrated not only his 95th birthday but also a remarkable improvement in his health.

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Mandela burials fight blights 95th birthday

On the day the world celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, his grandson, Mandla, was back in court fighting over where the icon’s children should be buried.

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'He's a man of his word'

Bethlehem squatter Willie Naude did not live to occupy the house President Jacob Zuma promised him and his wife, Anneline.

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Doc, 81, won't slow down

Charles Lautenbach has laboured on the mines, worked in Antarctica, designed a world-renowned procedure for treating bone infections and, at almost 81, still practises medicine.

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How to be a gentleman, for R4000

Sometimes South Africans can be downright onbeskof or tjatjarag. But Courtenay Carey has been courteous enough to start The South African School of Etiquette to change all that.

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No state funding for Marikana lawyers

The Pretoria High Court has dismissed an application for an order that would compel the state to fund legal representation for the victims of the Marikana shootings.

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DIFF: From small town to big screen

Eastern Cape-born director Jahmil XT Qubeka’s second film, "Of Good Report", is a powerful and 
perfect piece about an obsessive predator.

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Carl Hiaasen's monkey antics

There is a confidence, economy and enjoyability to "Bad Monkey" that give the impression of a writer back in love with his franchise.

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Police wars: Shocking twists and startling new claims

Shocking new allegations against the police’s crime intelligence division have emerged from sensitive documents disclosed in the Labour Court.

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NUM tumbles from top spot in Cosatu

Federation stands to lose millions of rands as Amcu gains members from mineworkers’ union.

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Teachers still waiting for their salaries

The Eastern Cape education department might have to forfeit assets if it does not pay them soon

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Hot dog! The Big Easy is hungry for more career highs

Victory for Ernie Els at last year’s Open Championship supplied proof that the South African’s aspirations have not been blunted by middle age.

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The real truth about the SA economy

Most economists try not to rock the boat; here are some of the facts.

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Good cop, bad politics

Two new crime thrillers, both set in police states, show how the enemy of the rule of law is very often the state itself.

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