Grants are a ‘pittance’

Jamie PetersenFinance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced in his Budget speech that overall expenditure on social assistance will increase from R129 billion this year to...

Donating organs saves lives

A Plumstead octogenarian Phylida Fredericks celebrated 26 years of health thanks to a donor kidney.Ms Fredericks, now 81, is glowing with good health and...

Celebrating the big five in concert

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Budget a tight squeeze

ORIELLE BERRYThere was mixed reaction to the Budget speech last week with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan walking a tight rope between sweetening the bitter...

Avoid the morning rush

Parents with young pupils know the morning rush of getting their children up, fed and off to school before the bell goes. As the...

App set to help pet lovers find their way

MATTHEW HIRSCHA Vredehoek resident has developed an app for pet lovers looking for information about pet-friendly establishments. Shani Judes, who has a background in photography,...

‘Running Bishop’ hopes to make a quantum leap

David HillIf you see a tall, angular, bearded figure who bears a striking resemblance to Abe Lincoln, jogging down your street or running the...

Woman dies in burning car crash

ER24 paramedics were dri- ving on Constantia Main Road when they saw a vehicle going down a bridge and embankment then catching alight...

Weaving success a stitch at a time

KAREN WATKINSMeeting Saleh Abrahams, 36, his confidence and direct eye contact mesmerise, almost overshadowing the difficulties he encountered as a boy. From a trestle table...

The myths and mathematics of leap years

KAREN KOTZEThe only leapling I have met was in a retirement home, celebrating his 21st birthday with great aplomb. The balloons were blue, there were...