Acting Head of Integrity Unit at the National Prosecuting Authority, Prince Mokotedi, spoke to Redi Tlhabi about his pending resignation today. He spoke openly about some of the allegations leveled against him and also revealed why he was choosing to...
Lead SA feature- Sakh’umndeni Safer Conception clinic
Many couples are affected by HIV in South Africa. Those living with HIV can expect virtually normal life expectancy if they get started on treatment early and regularly take their antiretroviral therapy –also known as ARVs. Witkoppen Health and...
Breastfeeding rates in SA
SA’s exclusive breastfeeding rates are shockingly low (about 8%), despite the Tshwane declaration in 2011 - not much has improved. Just as a comparison: the exclusive breastfeeding rate in Rwanda is 85%. Less than half of infants worldwide (38%) are...
Company email policy and employee privacy
An article that featured recently in the Business Day says that while email may be an easy way to keep in touch it's also an easy way to get into trouble -- especially at work. We spoke with Kris Budnick from SLVA Information Security about what...
SADTU talking war
We spoke to the deputy general secretary of SADTU about different issues concerning the teacher union including longer holidays for teachers, selling of jobs for cash and SADTU having too much power.
Dr Schomer- mismatched ambitions in relationships
Relationship advice columns and online forums are flooded with stories about couples who have different life ambitions and goals. Maybe the husband wants to be CEO of a huge listed company while the wife is content with being a school teacher at the...
Consumer Focus: Sky-high new traffic fines: What you'll pay!
Coming into effect this week, irresponsible drivers will have to pay quite a bit more for traffic offences as the MEC of transport and public works, Donald Grant, reports that traffic fines in the Western Cape will increase from August 2014. The...
Should political parties disclose private funders?
Private political party funding is almost wholly unregulated, nobody knows which big businesses, foreign governments and super-rich individuals are keeping our political parties afloat–but now rights organisation My Vote Counts has launched a court...
Entertainment news with Nadia Neophytou
Nadia is at the Comic Con in San Diego, Step Up All In hits the big screen, Robert Downey Jr is the highest-paid actor again.
Lead SA: Walking for Multiple Sclerosis
The 702 “walk the talk” is almost here, Sunday is the day when thousands of walkers and talkers will take to the streets of Johannesburg and walk either 5km, 8km or 20km routes. Brian Eades has recruited and entered a team of 38 walkers as a charity...
Problems with scholar transport
Since the advent of democracy in 1994, the government has sought to address the problem of access to education, but it seems, for some children, the journey to school is still characterised by long travel times, unsafe vehicles, and exposure to...
Sport as a political tool10
An interesting opinion piece by Carlos Amato wrote in The Times argued that FIFA has refused to use its influence to promote democracy by its refusal to sanction Russia and Israel. This is after Fifa President Sepp Blatter responded that he “separates...
Healthy lifestyle feature- alcohol and its effects on our health
The World Health Organisation recently released its 2014 report on alcohol and health. It found that South Africans are the heaviest alcohol drinkers on the continent, and 29th in the world. The report is based on per capita alcohol consumption...
Constitutional values vs Personal values – a re our personal values in...
South Africans often proudly proclaim that our Constitution is one of the most progressive in the world. Yet if you ask most South Africans how they really feel about gay rights, abortion and the death penalty, their answers, more often than not,...
Dr Schomer - tackling your fear of flying: Aviaphobia
Aviation and air travel has been in the spotlight in the past week, and not for the best reasons. The tragic scenes of a smouldering crash site in Eastern Ukraine where an Air Malaysia flight was shut down coupled with horrendous stories of turbulence...
Mothers want childcare at work
A recent Times article stated that working mothers want the government and employers to subsidise childcare facilities in the workplace. The mothers made the call at a recent mini conference where NGOs noted that there were inconsistencies in...
Both Mauritius and South Africa are at the moment, introducing ‘smart’ ID cards, requiring their citizens to give biometric information to the government in the form of their fingerprints, to establish their legal identities. This information will...
Preferences for Foreign Black Migrants in Some Sectors of SA Economy
Salim Fakir writes that in the city where he lives, Cape Town, it’s not unusual to hear a foreign accent or see a foreigner. Foreigners are part of the intricate web, not only of the Cape’s economy, but also of the rest of South Africa. Nikiwe spoke...
Consumer Focus: Food Labelling
Food labelling in SA was given a much needed overhaul in 2011 with the introduction of new regulations relating to the labelling and advertising of foodstuffs, replacing outdated seventies-era regulations. As child obesity rates have soared around the...
Rhamis Kent on Permaculture Design in Food Gardens
The science of agroecology—the application of ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable agricultural ecosystems—provides a framework to assess the complexity of agroecosystems. This approach is based on enhancing...
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