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Hofmeyr and Bridges dodgy stats exposed

31-07-2014 News

Hofmeyr and Bridges dodgy stats exposed

A hate speech complaint earlier this year by part time singer and right winger Steve Hofmeyr and his mother-of-5 sidekick Sunette Bridges against fact checking website Africa Check "was little more than an attempt to harass, intimidate and stifle deb... Read more

SA brandies top of the pops

30-07-2014 News

SA brandies top of the pops

South African brandies have again emerged as world champions having taken top honours in this year's International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) as well as the International Spirits Challenge (ISC). These two competitions are seen as the most au... Read more

New travel rules for SA – take note

29-07-2014 News

New travel rules for SA – take note

Following the announcement of the new regulation put into place by the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding travelling with children in and out of South Africa, please take urgent note of the below summary from the Publication of the Draft Immigration ... Read more

50% of farmland to workers? The devil is…

28-07-2014 News

50% of farmland to workers? The devil is in the detail

Any expat serious about returning to SA and investing in property would have been interested in recent reports that Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti wants commercial farmers to hand over half their farms to farmworkers. Even ... Read more

Zuma's little girl lands top state job

25-07-2014 News

Zuma's little girl lands top state job

At 25 one of Presient Jacob Zuma's many children stands to make history as the person who landed one of the highest jobs in the country at the lowest age with the shortest CV.Thuthukile Zuma has become chief of staff in the telecoms department in the... Read more

Pork Belly Roast

22-07-2014 Food

Pork Belly Roast

This Pork Belly Roast recipe is like you have never tasted before. Found this awesome recipe on the internet and made it, and it was absolutely delicious. I just love the cooking of Jamie Oliver, and you will agree his combination of herbs and meat a... Read more

SABC dishes out R42m in 'thank you' bonu…

21-07-2014 News

SABC dishes out R42m in 'thank you' bonuses

The SABC has paid about R42m in "thank you" bonuses to its staff and middle managers - in addition to normal bonuses. Sunday Times, via I-Net Bridge reports that SABC sources have confirmed that SABC new boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng (above) approved the b... Read more

Die Stem will stay – for now

18-07-2014 News

Die Stem will stay – for now

Expats have been following recent reports that next time they visit SA and catch a Springbok rugby test, that the little Afrikaans part of the national anthem taken from the old "Die Stem" will have been stripped out of Nkosi Sikelel iAfrica. In fac... Read more

Britain to fund SA carbon experiment

17-07-2014 News

Britain to fund SA carbon experiment

Britain will expand funding to assist South Africa to develop a carbon trading market in an attempt to rein in its rising greenhouse-gas emissions from coal-related energy production. engineeringnews.co.za quotes a Reuters report in which it is said... Read more

Was Oscar on the piss?

15-07-2014 News

Was Oscar on the piss?

Is it OK for a murder accused to get drunk in a trendy Sandton club and start all sorts of tussles with other club-goers? That is the question we might ask ourselves now that reports emerge that murder accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius allegedly in... Read more

Oscar making a comeback

15-07-2014 News

Oscar making a comeback

Is Oscar Pistorius back to his old self again? The Paralympic athlete who shot and killed his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp, was in the VIP section of a trendy Sandton club when he found himself in an alteration – again. Eyewitness News (EWN... Read more

UK gets tough on entrepreneur scammers

14-07-2014 News

UK gets tough on entrepreneur scammers

Thinking of taking the UK Border Bullies for a ride? Think again. The Home Office has now placed new restrictions on the entrepreneur visa route in response to scams from individuals and organised criminal groups. The entrepreneur route of becoming ... Read more

Huge fuel levies in SA – the facts

12-07-2014 News

Huge fuel levies in SA – the facts

How much have South Africans coughed up in fuel levies in recent years? Was it around R238-billion over the past six years or R240-billion since 1998, or R180-billion? It's perfectly understandable if you are confused. Highly conflicting claims were... Read more

Minorities will be culled at Telkom

11-07-2014 News

Minorities will be culled at Telkom

South Africa's 38% state-owned wireline and wireless telecommunications provider Telkom is planning to radically reduce workers from minority groups with its 'absolute race representivity' policy. Trade union Solidarity warns Telkom would have to re... Read more

Getting SA 'on track'

10-07-2014 News

Getting SA 'on track'

It's loooong overdue but at last South Africa is waking up to the need of expanding its public transport network. New, modern and safe commuter trains will start to be on the tracks by next year. The announcement was made by Communications Minister ... Read more

New visa rules will hit Zimbos the harde…

10-07-2014 News

New visa rules will hit Zimbos the hardest

They came in droves to find a better life; now they might be leaving as fast as they arrived. As the South African government, afraid of the influx if foreigners and high unemployment, brings into force new strict visa regulations shortly after the ... Read more

South African Sushi Salad

07-07-2014 Food

South African Sushi Salad

When you think you know it all you get a wonderful tip on making a super salad. My daughter got this tip from a Chef and made the salad yesterday and I can honestly say it works, even when she refrigerated the left over salad it kept beautifully. Use... Read more

Spot the pig as SA politicians turn to f…

07-07-2014 News

Spot the pig as SA politicians turn to farming

If you want to know something about a person, go and see how they treat their animals, the saying goes. If this is true, what does this latest piece of breaking news say about South Africa's newly elected National Council of Provinces chairperson Tha... Read more

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