Petrol price to increase by 52 cents

The price of petrol will increase by 52 cents per litre in June, the Department of Energy says.Both grades of Diesel will increase by...


A Far-Away War, Angola 1975-1989

This book could best be described as a collection of impeccably researched essays or articles by journalists, academics and military experts on the conflicts...

Book by Hulme on Save Valley reviewed

So many books have been written on the history and the making of South Africa, indeed also of Kenya and other countries in Africa,...


NAF tuning into the sounds of South Africa

National Arts Festival (NAF) goers will be able to tune into the soundtrack of South Africa when the country’s finest musicians (along with visiting international artists)...
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Port Alfred gets some things right this festive season

The three-day period between late afternoon on Thursday 31 December to late afternoon on Sunday 3 January saw Port Alfred’s population swell by some...


Trevor Manuel on youth unemployment

Youth unemployment – a fuse that is burning very fast

Trevor Manuel and the late Bertie Lubner, founder of child and youth development organisation, Afrika Tikkun, knew each other over a considerable period of...
Mmusi Maimane

“Spy Tapes” Saga: President Zuma closer to his day in court

South Africa needs its Lula moment. Lula da Silva, Brazilian president from 2003 to 2011, is being prosecuted on charges of money laundering and bribery....
cctv technology

Eastern Cape Gov must use technology to fight crime

The Eastern Cape Government must use technology to fight crime, Bobby Stevenson, Shadow MEC for Safety and Security Speaking, said during the debate on...
Mmusi Maimane

Nkandla much more than paying back the money

Mmusi Maimane, Democratic Alliance leader, on Nkandla court case; Nkandla is well established as the prime symbol of corruption and wasteful expenditure in SA. But it...
Mandla Seleoane

Rock-king the Boat with Mandla Seleoane

This week's column by Mandla Seleoane - Rocking the Boat - challenges our thinking on kings versus the StateSo now perhaps the dust has settled...
Mandla Seleoane

Rocking the Boat with Mandla Seleoane

Mandla Seleoane on the 'sunset clauses' and education for politiciansSouth Africa has experimented with a few things since 1994. We don’t quite know when...
DA leader Mmusi Maimane

Maimane says its time for change

Mmusi Maimane, DA Leader, says that it's time for changeThe events of the past week have been shocking and upsetting for many South Africans.The events...
Rocking the boat

Rocking the Boat with Mandla Seleoane

Mandla Seleoane on Barend van NiekerkToday I would like to remember an outstanding jurist who died at the relatively young age of 42 years....
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Dogs help to arrest two suspects in joint operation

Two suspects were arrested and stolen property worth thousands of rands were recovered in a joint operation by members of the K9 unit and...

On the Beat with Multi Security

Multi Security had to attend to a variety of incidents during the past two weeks. Among those were break-ins, an armed robbery, motor vehicle...

Bonzo rounds up more crimimals

The Port Alfred K9 team of Warrant Officer Tertius Neethling and patrol dog Bonzo in partnership with local security company Sky Alarms arrested two...
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Don’t blame kids’ behaviour on full moon

"Our study provides compelling evidence that the moon does not seem to influence people's behaviour," said Dr Jean-Philippe Chaput, from the Eastern Ontario Research...


DSG Junior pupils excel at Settlers Show

DSG Junior pupils participated in the Settlers Show hosted by the GRC (Grahamstown Riding Club) this last weekend. Five of our girls- Lily Bowker,...



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