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Facing a perfect storm

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  jaynaidoo-tWe should have been celebrating, 20 years into South Africa’s democracy, yet it seems that no one is much in the mood to do so. We are a nation on the ropes. So said former cabinet minister and Cosatu leader, Jay Naidoo, at Stellenbosch University (SU) on Wednesday April 16.

By Stephanie Nieuwoudt Read Article

 

Mixed response to flood alleviation measures

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The emergency flood alleviation measures implemented by the City of Cape Town are most welcome, both in terms of scope, and the speed with which they have been implemented, according to Stephen Louw of the Lourens River Conservation Society. Mr Louw was speaking after a presentation by City of Cape Town official Frans van Molkte to Sub-Council 8 at the Strand Council Chamber, on Thursday April 18.

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Tears for the beloved country

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  bloodymiracle1tMost people will not have heard of the small village of Mahehle, near Ixopo in KwaZuluNatal. But this pin prick on the map should be ingrained in the minds of every South African. It was here, just months before the country’s first democratic elections, that showed that the violence enveloping the country had reached its tentacles into the most remote areas, with the potential of derailing the crucial turning point in our political development.

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Wheeling for a good cause

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  jeremy-tAmid the physically fittest who will be taking on the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, there will be one man to watch. He is 62-year-old Jeremy Hazell, a Somerset West resident, who will attempt to become the first person to complete the 56km Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) in his regular day wheelchair.

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Celebrating ‘diva’ of grapes

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  rolf-tA decade ago, Rolf Zeitvogel produced his maiden vintage from zinfandel grapes at Blaauwklippen farm. In those years Zinfandel was (and still remains), a lesser-known cultivar in South Africa. But, as he told guests just over a week ago, at the 10th anniversary celebration since he produced the first wine from this grape in 2004, zinfandel has a “fantastic story to tell”.

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Owners’ joy as land returned

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  titledeedsstmI want to thank our heavenly Father for today. There is much emotion, and there is much joy in my heart. With these words, Naftali Engelbrecht described his feelings after he received the title deeds to his family’s property in Somerset West from Mayor Patricia De Lille, in a moving handover ceremony in Murray Avenue, Helderzicht last weekn Tuesday morning.

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