Thursday, August 22, 2019

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News from and about South Africa and around the world.

Broadband for Africa

Connecting Africa to accessible internetSince recently spending three years in the UK, I had forgotten how behind South Africa was when it came to internet connection and speed. I got a shock when I arrived home and was unable to do the things I usually did online when in London....

Saracens win second half 20-0

Rarely has the European Challenge Cup looked and felt more like the Heineken Cup. In 2009/10, Saracens have had to be content with a place in supposedly the junior competition in European rugby, but there is nothing second class about a group including Castres (current leaders of the French league),...

INTERVIEW WITH NICK MALLETT

The Rugby Union Autumn Internationals are upon us and sees the giants of the Northern hemisphere take on the ever ominous Southern hemisphere teams. This year SA will be playing against France, Italy and Ireland; and also in the mix are two games against English Premiership club opponents Leicester Tigers...

HERITAGE EXPRESSED THROUGH ART

Art in South Africa goes back thousands of years to cave paintings done by the Khoisan who used earth pigments such as ochres and iron oxides crushed and mixed with animal fat, blood or plant juices to bind them. Rock art shows the Bushman’s view of his world – symbolism,...

Lights, camera, background actio!

"Background action... and, action!" yelled the director. I was propped against a bar, chatting casually to the lady in front of me. The mood was relaxed and we talked with nothing louder than a bold whisper. A few metres away Tom Hanks and Audrey Tatou acted out their dialogue as...

ORTHODONTICS SET STRAIGHT

Website  www.poplardental.co.uk What is orthodontics? Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. It can also help to look after the long-term health of the teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all...

SA MOVIE TOP FIVES

South Africa has an enormous and varied cinematic history. But where films are talked about, lists are never far behind, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to put together a set of the Definitive SA Movie Top Fives. Everything from the biggest SA films ever, to the freshest talents this...

SA ON THE BIG SCREEN

The crest of the movie wave You can roll the names off your tongue with ease – District 9, Tsotsi, Yesterday and dozens of others. For a country with the second oldest film industry on the planet (only America is more venerable), South Africa has certainly taken its sweet time...

Natural Remedies for Swine Flu

 Website www.nhs.uk I do not want to add to the media scare over swine flu as the cases that I have come across have been uncomfortable but very manageable. I have however had a number of patients contact me because they are concerned, so I have put together a little...

GET CLEAR ON YOUR GOALS

It's the middle of the year and all the potential and promise that you felt in the New Year, all those feelings of 'hey, this is 2009 and fine, mine - divine' have probably given way to the same old nine to five routine that leaves you a little wanting. 

THE COLOURFUL POST-ELECTION SA

The colourful post-election landscape of South Africa   The general election of April 22nd has come and gone, and apart from a few administrative glitches, was largely a free and transparent process. Notwithstanding the continuing dominance of the African National Congress, the poll was highly competitive with South Africans turning out in...

LIONS TOUR 2009 Fixtures and Scores

Wikipedia Page:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_British_and_Irish_Lions_tour_to_S...Website:  www.lionstour.com The 2009 British and Irish Lions Tour to South Africa is an international rugby union tour scheduled to take place from May to July 2009. The Lions will play a three-match Test series against South Africa and seven games against provincial teams.  

A MOTHER’S LOVE

Each Year in South Africa, the second Sunday in May brings with it a day in which children all over the country scuttle in a flurry to prepare their mothers a delicious breakfast in bed. They wake up early to pick fresh flowers from the garden, spend time painstakingly preparing...

SA FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATIONS

March rolls over and April blinks in the reality of 2009. South African’s start firing up the braai, cracking open a few castles and zone in for the pre-winter swims. Breathing out a relaxing sigh of relief and wrapped in the glory of the Super 14 Rugby, we braise ourselves...

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