Hila Bouzaglou
Guest Author
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/ 4 January 2007

Ten-digit dialling around the corner for SA

South Africans have less than two weeks to get into the habit of dialling ten digits instead of seven when making national calls. After January 16, should a person forget to dial the local area code before the seven-digit number (for example, Johannesburg’s area code is 011), then they will be routed to announcements requesting them to dial 10 digits.

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/ 21 December 2006

Honeymoons after the pink promise

When rings have been exchanged, tearful “I dos” have been uttered and empty champagne bottles are all that remain after a wedding reception, newly-weds embark on their honeymoon. And now, it seems, hotels around South Africa are opening their doors to newly-weds both wearing tuxedos or white dresses – gay honeymooners.

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/ 18 December 2006

Theatre personality Taliep Petersen killed

"I’m living a life and a half. I’ve gone through different lives. I’ve been blessed, successful, thank God. I’m very grateful." These were words spoken by the late Taliep Petersen in a 2005 interview with the <i>Cape Argus</i>. But now the South African theatre and music industry will have to adapt to a different life, a life without the profound and historic musician and writer.

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/ 12 December 2006

Airport fuel spill: How it happened

Conservationists panicked when more than a million litres of jet fuel spilled out from OR Tambo International Airport and flowed into the Blaauwpan Dam, east of Johannesburg, in early November. It has been a month since the leak occurred and the area is still being rehabilitated — but how was it possible for so much fuel to end up in the dam?