Saturday Star4 min cititeCrime & Violence
The Fight For Decent Housing Acknowledged
S’bu Zikode, president of the shack dwellers’ movement Abahlali base-Mjondolo, received the prestigious Per Anger Prize from the government of Sweden on April 21. This is an edited version of his acceptance speech. “THE price for land, for decent ho
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Leaf Bag Laugh
’IS THERE food inside?’ Tweeps can’t stop making fun of French designer Jean Gaultier’s leaf clutch bag. A Twitter user shared photos of leaf bags created by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier. ■
Saturday Star1 min cititeMedical
Human To Cat Covid Transmission
Research provides fresh evidence that people have transmitted SARS-CoV-2 to cats during the pandemic in the UK. ■
Saturday Star3 min cititeInternational Relations
Co-ordinated Multilateral Action Key To Address World’s Challenges
I WOULD like to thank the Vietnamese presidency for the opportunity to brief the Security Council on what has been a key priority since taking office: co-operation between the UN and regional and subregional organisations. This co-operation has grown
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Pop The Bubbly, Posh Picnics Are In
HEAD to the hilltops, beach or a lush garden for a day of picnicking – no special occasion necessary. From checked blankets spread over manicured lawns to foraged flowers, pitchers of icy pink lemonade, and a feast of artisanal breads, charcuterie an
Saturday Star2 min cititeAutomotive
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ALTHOUGH its Rogue-badged equivalent was launched in the US last year, the X-Trail model is taking its sweet time to reach international markets. But now we have something resembling a timeline, with Nissan’s European division releasing the first off
Saturday Star4 min cititePolitics
Women’s Struggle For Highest Office
IN 2005, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka was sworn in as South Africa’s first female deputy president post-1994 – a position she would hold until 2007 when the ANC, at its national elective conference in Polokwane elected new leaders. A year later, former Nat
Saturday Star1 min cititeCrime & Violence
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FORMER president Jacob Zuma has dumped his legal team, opting to face his corruption trial and other legal challenges on his own. The split affects advocate Muzi Sikhakhane SC, his instructing and attorney of records, Eric Mabuza, advocate Thabani Ma
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Oscars Finally Show Women Some R.e.s.p.e.c.t
‘NO, I’M not homeless. I’m just houseless. Not the same thing, right?” Poignant words by the protagonist of Nomadland, the film – up for an Oscar tomorrow night – that shook a dying cinematic world awake this year. Frances McDormand, also up for the
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Huge Spike In Sales Of Printed Books
LOCKDOWN has seen a phenomenal rise in the sale of printed books, with US print book sales up by 82% and more than 200 million print books sold in the UK. As the world retreated from Covid-19 and locked in with technology, people curled up on the cou
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Shining Simelane
IT feels like this is the season, this is the year, this is the time that Wandisile Simelane will finally achieve his greatest transformation – yes, the stage is set for the young wing to finally go – and excuse the analogy – Super Saiyan. Simelane h
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Arsenal Owners Have No Plans To Sell After Backlash
ARSENAL’S owners do not plan to sell the Premier League club despite the intense backlash following their involvement in the breakaway European Super League, director Josh Kroenke said. Arsenal were one of six English clubs who signed up for the proj
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‘Let’s Start Afresh With Guys Who Played The Game’
IT’S BEEN almost two years since Teko Modise last laced up his boots for a professional football game. It was for his last team, Cape Town City, as they took on Black Leopards in the final game of the 2019 Premier Soccer League season. While it came
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Old Mutual Launches ESG Rating System For Unit Trust Funds
ESG INVESTING – focusing on environmental, social and governance criteria – is gaining momentum worldwide, with huge implications for how companies, and even governments, operate. As I have mentioned before in writing on ESG, the movement is especial
Saturday Star3 min cititeCrime & Violence
A Family Torn In Two
A NAMIBIAN father, whose newborn twin girls are stuck in South Africa, has accused his government of blatantly refusing to acknowledge a legal document issued by South Africa. Dr Phillip Lühl and his Mexican husband Guillermo Delgado had the joy of t
Saturday Star1 min cititeMedical
Sharon Gordon: Menstrual Health
I HAVE a day job and this past weekend I was elbow deep in it. My partner and I went to rural KZN to do a handover and education to girls aged 11 to 17 on menstrual health and hygiene. The reason I’m sharing this is because for some of these lovely g
Saturday Star1 min cititePolitics
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PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa announced this week that democratic South Africa’s sixth local government elections would take place on October 27. The elections which will see millions of South Africans elect officials to run their cities and towns. The a
Saturday Star2 min cititeCrime & Violence
RAF Wants Money Back From Lawyers
THE ROAD Accident Fund (RAF) has lodged a formal complaint against more than 100 law firms with the Legal Practice Council, in its bid to recover hundreds of millions in duplicate payments. The cash-strapped entity has somehow, in addition to adminis
Saturday Star3 min cititeAutomotive
M3 The Best Of Both Worlds
SOME days are better than others and when there’s a BMW M3 Competition waiting in the driveway, well, then it’s a very good day indeed. It’s a show-stopper to be sure with its blistered wheel arches and while there’s an M model in virtually their ent
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Thabooty Keen To Make Her Mark In Drive-time Show
SHE has her own swimsuit label, she’s an actress and hosts of one of Joburg’s, if not South Africa’s, biggest radio shows, but Thando “Thabooty” Thabethe has her sights set on even bigger things. “I really want to grow at the station and create a gro
Saturday Star2 min cititeAstronomy & Space Sciences
Gagarin Honour 60 Years After Space Mission
SIXTY years ago this month, Yuri Gagarin – a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut – became the first person to journey into outer space, a milestone in the Cold War Space Race. His capsule, Voskhod 1, completed an orbit of Earth on April 12, 1961, making him a
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The Special One Will Still Add To His 25 Trophies
TO those who say Jose Mourinho is too conservative and his tactics outdated: I say he is a star that will never die out. I believe his axing as Spurs boss is neither a setback nor the end of his managerial career. Jose hasn’t said much about his Spur
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Redemption On The Table For Chiefs, Sundowns
THE two rivals, Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs, might be sitting on either end of the DStv Premiership standings ahead of their clash in Hatfield tomorrow, but they’ll be hoping to restore some redemption after a difficult week. With this match,
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Jason Momoa’s Birthday Surprise For The Rock’s Daughter
JASON Momoa surprised Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s daughter Tiana for her birthday. The Rock enlisted the help of the Aquaman star to surprise Tiana with a personalised message to mark her third birthday recently. Johnson – who shares Tiana and Jasmin
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Why Lotus Silk Is Among The Most Expensive Fabrics
THE lotus flower is symbolic in several cultures, especially those entrenched in eastern religion. It’s also a symbol of pride in Asia. Beyond it being synonymous with purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth, the lotus seeds are known fo
Saturday Star2 min cititePsychology
Your Stars
All you need this new year is a belief yourself. The rest will follow. So you can look forward to a good time, good friends, good outcomes. So take the good with the bad, you can do more, and you will. Wow! What a week! You’re getting it all right. E
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New Request List For Managers Of The Universe
LOOKS like I have a direct line to the universal Manager of the Seasons. No sooner had I sent out the memo that we were all tired of being hot, sweaty and frazzled, the switch was dialled down. The season appears to have changed, just like that. It’s
Saturday Star2 min cititeAutomotive
Stylish 3008 A Viable Alternative
IT’S good to hear that Peugeot South Africa is on the up and up after a spell in the doldrums especially because they have a long history in the country. And now that they are part of the Stellantis conglomerate, it seems that the support of a global
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Saturday Star2 min cititeCrime & Violence
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GENERAL Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, a son of Chad’s slain leader Idriss Deby Itno, 68, is to take over as president in place of his father, according to a charter released this week by the presidency. General Mahamat, 37, was named transitional leader
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