Free heart-health booklet for Braai Day on 24 September

The countdown to “National Braai Day” (24 September) has begun, but this year South Africans are encouraged to make it a “healthier” event given the rise in diseases of lifestyle, such as heart disease. To assist braai-lovers in this endeavour, a healthy braai booklet, is now up for grabs. The edition has also received the thumbs up from braai master, Jan Braai, and will be made available to the public this September to coincide with Heart Awareness Month. It contains 30 recipes that cater for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. The…

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Bright star in cabinet dies in vehicle accident

Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Bavelile Hlongwa,  tragically lost her life in a motor vehicle accident on Friday the 13th. This young woman (38) was a beacon of hope and representative of what all hope for, no matter colour or religion. The Presidency had also sent out a statement lamenting her death. This once again proved, as Alec Hogg in Business Insider pointed out, that a vehicle driver in South Africa (SA) has a 23 times higher chance of dying on our roads than those in Britain where there are…

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Matrics without teachers

According to Dr Imram Keeka, spokesperson for education for the the Democratic Alliance, 22 teachers left their grade 12 students in a lurch because the new deputy principal was not their choice. The matrics of Kwadinabakubo High School, West of Durban are now facing the very important September trial exams without teachers. The teachers apparently left in April already. The DA is extremely concerned by recent events at Kwadinabakubo High School. It is clear that learners have become caught in the middle of school politics. This must be condemned in…

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Black Zim doctor missing – he only wanted a decent wage

All Dr Peter Magombeyi wanted was a decent, livable wage, but now he is missing. The last message he sent was on WA saying he had been hijacked by three men. This had been sent on Saturday. Doctors in Zimbabwe earn R3000pm and last week staged a protest for better wages. The new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa had not said a word since the abduction. The opposition party seem to think that the safety forces in the country could be responsible for his abduction.  

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New info – Gavin Watson did not commit suicide

A private pathology report has reportedly revealed that former Bosasa boss Gavin Watson was already dead before he crashed his company car into a concrete pillar at the OR Tambo International Airport on August 26. A national newspaper quoted an anonymous family member who confirmed the findings that were first reported by Sunday World. This means that Watson’s death was most probably not a suicide, as initially thought.

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Rare black rhino’s relocated to Tanzania

South African rare black rhinos were relocated to the Serengeti. Poaching killed off most of the rhinos in Tanzania and this was done in an attempt to repopulate the area. There are only 133 left in the country and conservationists are hoping these animals would find a safe home away from home. In another relocation not so long ago, all the rhinos died as a result of negligence and proper care during and before being re-introduced to the wild. Tanzania’s  elephant and rhino populations are beginning to show increases after…

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SAPS and CPF in Coligny show how it is done if all work together.

Four suspects involved in a farm attack in Coligny on Tuesday night were swiftly arrested by the South African Police Service (SAPS), thanks to a joint brave and committed effort by the local community police forum (CPF) – made up of farmers and residents – and SAPS. With the community and SAPS working together, magic happens and in this small town, it is a winning combination. The latest attack earlier this week, saw a car chase  into a nearby township and the suspect, who drove another stolen bakkie, arrested.  The…

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Sol-Tech – a home for Afrikaans students

Solidarity Network starts R300 million construction work of new Sol-Tech campus  The Solidarity Network  officially started construction of the new Sol-Tech campus. This historic construction project will cost in the region of R300 million and will be funded in its entirety by the community. The development is undertaken by Kanton, the Solidarity Movement’s new property investment company. Construction of the campus is the first major project forming part of education and employment projects worth R4,5 billion the Solidarity Network will embark on over the next five years. The next major…

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Prasa (SA Rail) – no insurance cover – almost no rail cars after arson

Cash-strapped Prasa has been operating without risk insurance cover on R3bn worth of its assets for the past six months, exposing commuters to another risk calamity while executives cruise in luxurious vehicles. The operational meltdown decimating the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) continues unabated, with at least one major risk insurance house cancelling its cover to the embattled state-owned enterprise (SOE) as crime and arson take its toll on Prasa’s assets across the country. Among the assets running without insurance cover for the past six months are two…

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