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Imke Van Hoorn

Swaziland: ‘Even Zim elections were better’

Swaziland's banned political groups on Friday condemned the kingdom's political system as Africa's last absolute monarchy went to the poll.

Tomorrow’s scientists play at Insite 2008

An interactive soccer field, Lego robots and Chinese innovation are to be found at Insite 2008, a showcase of science running in Johannesburg.

SA awaits Zuma’s big day

Was the Scorpions' decision to prosecute ANC president Jacob Zuma legal? On Friday, the whole nation will be waiting for the answer.

Zapiro in Zuma cartoon uproar

Award-winning cartoonist Zapiro is in the firing line over a controversial cartoon that appeared in this week's Sunday Times.

High heels and crutches

Imke van Hoorn spends a day at a photo shoot for contestants taking part in Miss Confidence South Africa, a pageant for physically disabled women.

TB overshadowed by HIV/Aids

''HIV/Aids is about sex; TB is about sputum,'' said Dr Francois Venter, the head of the HIV Clinicians' Society, at a debate on tuberculosis this week.

The great keyring paranoia prank

Jozi is a dangerous city indeed, where cunning criminals now plant tracking devices in their victims' cars -- or do they?

Digital delight doesn’t come cheaply

Digital television will add to the thrills of the World Cup in South Africa, but will poor households be able to afford the R700 required to switch?

The feeling of Oppikoppi

An estimated 10 000 people travelled to Northam in the Limpopo province this past weekend for the 14th edition of the Oppikoppi music festival.

Mass Cosatu strike grips South Africa

Masses of workers supported a national strike against rising living costs on Wednesday, paralysing transport services and immobilising businesses.

Eating on the up, up, up

Restaurants are feeling the effect of tough economic times, writes Imke van Hoorn.

Trevor Ncube wins German African Award

Zimbabwean publisher and entrepreneur Trevor Ncube, also the owner of the Mail & Guardian, has won the prestigious German Africa Award 2008.

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