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R3,2m for rural news bureaux

The SABC's expansion into rural bureaux has provoked a mixed response from radio stations, writes Jacquie Golding-DuffySABC radio news is planning to expand...

No cause for gnashing of teeth over Boks

RUGBY: Jon SwiftBoy Louw said it best. "Looks for the scoreboards" was his superbly unique and ungrammatical reply to criticism of how the...

One candidate, one vote

A seasoned politician remarked this week that "there is no message like the one delivered by the electorate". For some of the thousands...

Janet Suzman, actress and director, in

The Mark Gevisser ProfileSince the Market Theatre opened in 1976, Janet Suzman has come home to do a play three times --- almost...

Mozambique fears growth of Islam

Muslim members of Mozambique's Parliament are trying to pass a law recognising the days of Eid as public holidays. Andrew Meldrum reports from...

Impasse at Amplats

Despite top-level intervention, Amplats sees little hope of an end to the illegal strike, report adeleine Wackernagel and Jacquie Golding-DuffyProduction at Rustenburg Platinum...

Boland Bank tentatively spreads its wings

Lynda LoxtonBoland Bank, based in Paarl, has been transformed over the last year from a relatively small, mostly Western Cape bank into a...

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...

Warm welcome for team at LaGrange

Superb training facilities and southern hospitality at the LaGrange camp will help the South African team acclimatise before Atlanta, writes Julian DrewWHEN South...

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