Amsterdam

The art of everyday help

If we can relinquish the smallest of responsibilities under the guise of creating employment, what of the bigger responsibilities on a national level?

Legalised pot spots: A rarity around the world

While many countries have decriminalised the use and possession of cannabis, only a handful have gone as far as to make it fully legal

Dutch judges nix bid to take Brexit case to Euro court

The Amsterdam appeals court agreed with the lower court that the position of Britons living in the EU after Brexit was a matter of EU law

Ghosts of the night watch

'Most puzzlingly, there’s a woman in the middle of the painting — a “mascot”, says Wikipedia demeaningly'

Where street names are double Dutch

To avoid naming streets after rat infestations, the alleys were rather known for the animals that hunted the vermin.

High time to ‘zwijg’ in Amsterdam

A look-out post on the highway going north out of Johannesburg, and named “Shut up, Pretoria” - wouldn't that be nice?

Dutch cuisine gets a shake-up

Amsterdam is leading the country’s culinary renaissance with the opening of four new exciting restaurants.

Miley, toking in Amsterdam is tired and touristy

Sorry, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga – lighting up a "suspicious cigarette" is not good PR – it marks you out as a daft tourist.

Dark forces at work in Amsterdam

South African artist Ruan Hoffmann's recent residency at the Thami Mnyele Foundation in Amsterdam was an opportunity to get away, for a while.

Cannabis chaos as Dutch city flouts drug tourist ban

Authorities in the Maastricht are striking back after some cafes staged an open revolt by selling marijuana to foreigners in defiance of a ban.

Thousands witness opening of long-closed Rijksmuseum

Almost 10 000 people have gathered outside Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum as Queen Beatrix declared the national museum open after a decade-long renovation.

Prostitution a Fokkens nightmare

Life has not been kind to the 'oldest window girls in Amsterdam', but the 70-year-old twins are enjoying their celebrity status.

Press Releases

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.