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Phoenix Girl Needs Donor Match
KYRA Ramdin from Phoenix is 11 years old. She loves her dog Zeus more than anything, as well as horse riding, ice skating and reading. She also urgently needs to find a donor match for a blood cell stem transplant after being diagnosed with leukaemia
Independent on Saturday2 min cititeCrime & Violence
All Are Responsible For Victory
“WE ARE still a long way from where we want to be,” said Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. “We must not claim easy victories.” Those mourning the 235 people who died on our roads over the four days of Easter would not consider this a victory, easy o
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Hopefield Homestead Friends Start ‘Food Forest’
FIVE friends have created a community on a smallholding on the West Coast where they grow a sustainable food forest and minimise their environmental impact in a permaculture way of life. Five years ago, Ester Kruger went on a career development cours
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Power Of The Psychopaths
ONE of the human race’s biggest problems has been that people who occupy positions of power are often incapable of using power in a responsible way. In the past, this was mostly because of hereditary systems which assigned power to kings and lords an
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How To Make Financial Planning A Family Affair
JUST as a ship’s captain is ultimately responsible for the well-being of those aboard his vessel, managing the family finances is serious stuff, strictly to be dealt with by the head of the house, right? Think again … This might have been the norm in
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Editor Zoubair Ayoob INSIDER EDITOR | Buhle Mbonambi PRODUCTION EDITOR | Tanya Fynn PERSONAL FINANCE | Martin Hesse TRAVEL | Clinton Moodley MOTORING | Jason Woosey and Pritesh Ruthun POLITICS | Siyabonga Mkhwananzi BUSINESS | Sechaba Nkosi BI
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Former European Stars Who Could Have Played For Bafana
ACCORDING to Fifa rules, one can represent a nation if they were born there, if their parents were born there or if the player in question has lived in the country for two years continuously. While Hans Vonk, Pierre Issa and Dean Furman spent the maj
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Find Puddles Of Tranquillity When You Just Sits
DEEP breath in. Hold. Be calm and mindful. Breath out. Repeat. It sounds so simple, but many people find it very difficult to settle down for a “planned” session of mindfulness or meditation. The more natural state is to get lost in thought, or non-t
Independent on Saturday1 min cititePolitics
Warning: Tax Implications On High Contributions
IF YOUR contributions to a retirement annuity (RA) fund are escalating at too high a rate, you may at some point exceed the limits on which they are tax-deductible, warns Charles McAllister. The limits are 27.5% of taxable income or remuneration, up
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3 Ways To Keep Fit On Your Next Holiday
ANDENE Thomson, founder of Healthy Girl and one of SA’s leading health and fitness personalities, shares some easy-to-do exercises that you can include during your next trip. 1. Place your band just above your knees. 2. Start in a standing position a
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Premium Bag-in-box Wine... Its Time Has Finally Come
REMEMBER back in the day when drinking wine out of a box was the worst thing you could do? Well, as they say, the times they are a-changing because we are now seeing the resurgence of boxed wine. But not just any boxed wine. No. This is premium wine,
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World’s Highest Infinity Pool
FOR the best views of the Ain Dubai and Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, head to Address Beach Resort’s infinity pool. The length of the infinity pool is 94.84m and stands tall at 293.906m, making it the world’s highest infinity pool, according to Guinness Wo
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The Timavo’s Last Mad Dash
THE story of the Italian vessel Timavo, whose captain ran her aground off the Zululand coast rather than face capture by the Allied forces in 1940, featured in Maritime Memories in the World Ship Society’s Durban (WSS) newsletter this month. The dram
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No Mouth To Mouth For Mamba Making Waves
A 2.3M-LONG black mamba which catcher Jason Arnold rescued after it came out of the sea at Glenashley Beach should return to the wild in a day or two after being monitored in captivity. “I am concerned about it having sand in its lungs,” he told the
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Dave Grohl’s Saga To Come Alive In ‘The Storyteller’
DAVE Grohl has been one of the most beloved and respected figures on the international music scene, and has taken centre-stage with his rock band Foo Fighters’ 1995 self-titled debut, the first of 10 albums in a massive 12-Grammy-winning streak, most
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Solskjaer Warns Players Not To Be ‘Conned’ By Tottenham
MANCHESTER United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told his players to keep cool heads when they play Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow as they look to avenge a 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Jose Mourinho’s side in the reverse fixture. France international
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TV Guide Today
Cricket: ANZ Bank Women’s ODI Series: New Zealand v Australia, Third ODI, 2.50am, CRI, GSD (3am); T20 Internationals: South Africa v Pakistan, First T20, 2pm, CRI, GSD; Indian Premier League T20: Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Capitals, 3.45pm, VR1, CRI
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Handre, Faf In Millionaires’ Super XV
THIS week, rugby website Ruck released a list of the The World's Highest Paid XV which included three Springbok players – Handré Pollard, Eben Etzebeth and Faf de Klerk. Pollard, playing for French club Montpellier, took joint top place at R20 millio
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Home Alone: The Off-grid Couple
I GREW up and lived most of my life on Gauteng’s East Rand but always wanted to live away from people, be close to nature and try to be as self-sustaining and sufficient as possible. In April 2019, my partner Donna Porterfield and I sold our house in
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Useful Contacts
ShareCall 0860 800 900 or phone 011 712 1800 Email: info@obssa.co.za Website: www.obssa.co.za Toll-free 0860 003 600 or phone 012 428 7000 Email: complaints@thencc.org.za Website: www.thencc.gov.za ShareCall 0860 000 272 Email: info@cgso.org.za Websi
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Insurers Weigh In On The Car Parts Debate
GARETH STOKES NOTHING riles a car owner more than an insurer’s decision to repair an accident-damaged vehicle with aftermarket rather than original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, but the practice is commonplace and, subject to circumstances, c
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Frosler Has That Itchy Feeling Chiefs Will Do The Job In Conakry
KAIZER Chiefs defender Reeve Frosler feels that his side has the necessary skills and confidence to get the job done as they travel to Guinea to face off against Horoya in a CAF Champions League group stage clash at the General Lansana Conte Stadium,
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On This Day April 10
1652 Jan van Riebeeck starts building the clay-and-timber Fort de Goede Hoop, on the then coastline in what becomes Cape Town. 1710 Britain’s Statute of Anne, the first law regulating copyright, comes into force. 1816 Samuel Taylor Coleridge reci
Independent on Saturday1 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
The Kombi Legend Continues
WE recently had the opportunity to drive the best seller in the range, the T6.1 2.0 Trendline Kombi, sporting the Transporter badge. It was an 800km road trip along the Garden Route with various road surfaces. It’s powered by a 2-litre turbo diesel e
Independent on Saturday4 min cititeWorld
Kurds Are Struggling To Breathe In Turkey
THE Kurdish situation in the Middle East cannot be put off anymore as it is fast becoming the key issue determining the fate of the region in the near future. The Kurds who live in northern Iraq, north-eastern Syria, south-eastern Turkey, north-weste
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Dogfight Over Virginia Airport
THE eThekwini Municipality has called on developers to present proposals for the planned redevelopment of the Virginia Airport site. The municipality said it was forging ahead with plans for redevelopment to generate rates from the site but it faces
Independent on Saturday1 min cititeCrime & Violence
People Helplines
EMERGENCY helplines as announced by the government are: GBV COMMAND CENTRE: 0800 428 428/*120*7867# from any cellphone PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: SMS “help” to 31531 WOMEN ABUSE HELPLINE: 0800 150 150 CHILDLINE: 0800 055 555 SAPS CRIME STOP: 086
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Citizens’ Martin Looks To Make Impact In 100th Game
CAPE Town City are a club that's renowned for providing local youngsters with the opportunity to shine at DStv Premiership level. There is no greater reflection of this than right-wing-cum-defender Craig Martin. The 27-year-old, who hails from Kensin
Independent on Saturday3 min cititeCrime & Violence
The Price Of Not Wearing A Mask On A Flight
YOU may want to reconsider defying mask-wearing orders when travelling by plane as South African airlines may slap you with hefty bills as high as R100 000. The recent surge of non-mask-wearing misfits on planes have caused flight delays and put pass
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Mihlali Baleka
IT might have come in the twilight years of her career, but Noko Matlou is relishing the Spanish dream. She’s quick to acknowledge that in order to stay relevant and compete against the best she can’t afford to rest on her laurels. After playing amat
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