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Jo-Ann Bekker

Jo-Ann Bekker

    Left to their own (clever) devices
    Left to their own (clever) devices
    'A computer is just a pencil in the pencil box," says Chris Storey, headmaster of Somerset House. 
    Emotional support triumphs over drugs
    Emotional support triumphs over drugs
    Jo-Li Kotze was born in Paarl and educated in Stellenbosch before being expelled in grade nine. The 19-year-old started stealing at the age of...
    Along the leaf litter spoor
    Along the leaf litter spoor
    Gareth Patterson's ninth book is a gentle, meandering account of his search for the elusive Knysna elephant, the country's only free-ranging...
    A ray of hope
    A ray of hope
    Matthew, a bright alert baby of four and a half months, is practising his elbow jabs. "Are you going to be a boxer?" Jennifer Ngcobo* coos. She...
    Looking at the 'Sharpeville Six' - one by one
    Looking at the 'Sharpeville Six' - one by one
    when Sharpeville's deputy mayor opened fire on a crowd attaching his house. And for slapping a woman who remonstrated when the councillor was...
    The patient who went home (at least he had a bed there)
    The patient who went home (at least he had a bed there)
    A man in his 70s entered the Baragwanath ward, carefully dressed in a suit, carrying his hat. He was asked to strip in the open ward, given standard...
    Hospital investigator stands down
    Hospital investigator stands down
    The senior deputy director of the Transvaal department of hospital services was this week asked to stand down from a commission of inquiry into the...
    Spot the 'unacceptable' page
    Spot the 'unacceptable' page
    The Weekly Mail yesterday received a formal warning that Minister of Home Affairs Stoffel Botha is considering action against it in terms of...
    Sisulu case: NECC 'used' children's gripes - judge
    Sisulu case: NECC 'used' children's gripes - judge
    A Rand Supreme Court judge this week said the National Education Crisis Committee could be viewed as aiming to overthrow the state by using school...
    Sisulu's journalism reason for his detention, says state
    Sisulu's journalism reason for his detention, says state
    Detained editor Zwelakhe Sisulu yesterday brought an urgent supreme court application for his release - just days after two Eastern Cape journalists...
    The six prisoners who were released
    The six prisoners who were released
    The six political prisoners released with Govan Mbeki yesterday hail from political organisations as diverse as the Pan Africanist Congress and the...
    No UK dispute, says Kagiso
    No UK dispute, says Kagiso
    The Kagiso Trust says it is mystified by a report that the British government is unhappy with the way the trust allocates its funds and wishes it to...