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Missionaries of Sound

MINISTRY of Sound opened the doors of its London nightclub in 1991, at the height of the rave explosion. Granted the UK's first...

How Jimmy fixed it and the stuff of legends was

bornJon Henderson recalls the birth of the tie-break, reviled by many as vandalism but the flashpoint for an epic battleMANY of us saw...

All creatures great and small — at a price

David BeresfordIt was not quite Noah's Ark. But the ecstatic look on the face of the Israeli, Shai Doron, sitting in a tent...

The storm that never arrived

Ann EvelethKwaZulu-Natal's local government polls were probably the most peaceful political event the historically stormy province has ever seen.Here and there a dark...

One swallow doesn’t make a summer

Emigration consultancies seem to be booming. Jeremy Gordin attended one of their seminars --- and decided it was enough to make him stay...

Mugabe muscles in on his Harare neighbours

Iden Wetherell in HararePROPERTY owners in Harare's upmarket Borrowdale suburb whose homes overlook an estate used by President Robert Mugabe as a weekend...

Is SA just the EU’s `guinea pig’?

ANC trade expert Rob Davies sees the EU moving away from aid and trade packages towards reciprocal deals with African-Caribbean-Pacific countries. Lynda Loxton...

Boris has beefed up with brain power

Reformed boom-boom banger Boris Becker is using his head to mount a menacing challenge to champion SamprasTENNIS: Jon HendersonONCE UPON A time, Boris...

TML in a close call with reporters

A check-up on just who TML journalists have been calling from their phones at work caused an outrage, reports Stefaans BrUmmerTIMES Media Limited...

`Immigration policy needs an overhaul’

Marion EdmundsTHE Labour Market Commission has recommended that the Home Affairs Department relax its immigration selection policy to allow more skilled foreigners to...

Zapatistas offer alternative to neo-liberalism

Patrick BondMEXICO'S southeastern mountains and valleys still occasionally resonate with the sounds of gunfire and poetry, as they did on January 1 1994,...

Rock’n’roll swindle part II

`THEY'VE changed everything," said Paul Dickens, a 32-year-old civil servant, fluffing a newly spiked hairdo last weekend at the Sex Pistols' first British...

Come in No 1, the world’s fastest grass court

TENNIS: Frank Keating THIS is the last Wimbledon for the evocative and singular No 1 Court. Architectural change is sometimes imperceptible, other times...

Cosy in high heels

CINEMA: Andrew WorsdaleCINEMA audiences, it seems, have fallen in love with drag queens. Mike Nichols's The Birdcage, a distinctly unfunky remake of La...

Beyond hysteria

MATTHEW KROUSE met up with the cast of Indiscretions during rehearsals this week`ARE real tears wrong?" asks actress Fiona Ramsay of director Robert...

Czechs and Germans survive the sudden-death ordeal

TWO pulsating European Championship semi-finals both ended in exactly the same way on Wednesday night when the sudden-death penalty shoot-out sealed the fate...

Is Thabo Mbeki fit to rule?

Thabo Mbeki is the mystery man who looms large in South Africa's future. Gaye Davis spoke to people close to this intensely private personality.

ANC scores high in the Constitution

The Constitution has become a yardstick of the success and strength of the political parties ... Marion Edmunds reports.

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