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{pp}Scientists generally believe that Africa is the cradle of mankind. But where and when did human language originate and evolve? There is wide support for the view that also language emerged first in Africa. The merits and limitations of this view will be reassessed at a multidisciplinary, international conference –…
{pp}A mystical brotherhood; seeking to be ‘non-contemporary’ and in rejecting all false conventionalism, so searches for a poetic evasion in an almost lost world of unreal and languid beauty. David Krut Projects is bracing for their next exhibition of art and performance by the pre-Crapalite Brotherhood of Robert Whitehead and…
{pp}The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in partnership with Ernst & Young is pleased to announce the finalists for the Social Entrepreneur Awards South Africa 2007, acknowledging the positive impact of their efforts on South Africa through a focus on social change, innovation and sustainability.
Thursday, 14 June 2007 19:25

Predatory lending on borrowed time

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{pp}Much has been written about the fact that South Africa does not save, that it is in love with credit. The fact that there are now over 100 credit cards available in South Africa, a good 40 more than just two years ago, is evidence of this. And because each…
{pp}Did you love maths at school? Science, maybe… but maths? It seems South Africa conforms to cliché by continuing to avoid and, still worse, flunk Maths at higher grade. Yet one needs maths to get into most scientific and engineering courses at the tertiary level. This sorry state of affairs…
Thursday, 14 June 2007 19:15

SA website first to pay public for news content

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{pp}'MyVideo Breaking News' represents the first time South Africans can earn cash for compelling, relevant and exclusive video news content. Innovative video sharing site, MyVideo.co.za, is encouraging would-be (and genuine!) journalists to film newsworthy video content on a camcorder or mobile phone and then MMS or email their content direct…
{pp}South Africa’s best-known Toyota Fortuner is home after a year of non-stop adventure in which it has notched up more than 50 000km in 19 African countries without once missing a beat.The rugged 4x4 Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D-4D turbo-diesel nicknamed ‘Baobab’ – led 40 jubilant survivors in the 2007 Tour…
{pp}The Easter hunt is on and there’s very little to be found in the way of treasure from Telkom for those with family and loved ones overseas. No chocolate eggs secreted in vandalised telephone boxes or any special Easter discounts on calls. Their ‘Closer’ option however, would appear to be…
Thursday, 14 June 2007 18:56

Garden Route bike business

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{pp}Students at Eden Campus, South Africa’s first, free rural eco-business school for entrepreneurs, are set to launch a business which they hope will become a premier centre for mountain biking on the Garden Route. The business, operating from the campus at Karatara, near Sedgefield, will be launched on April 25…
{pp}While Africa has been to some extent protected from the worst manifestations of acid rain, lead pollution and smog, it is by no means problem-free. In one of the quests for solutions, Shell SA is investing in today’s children by increasing their awareness and knowledge of environmental issues through its…
Thursday, 14 June 2007 18:44

SA medical schemes conned by ‘healthy patients’

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{pp}Local medical schemes are falling victim to an increasing trend of members abusing benefits provided, by making unnecessary claims, for a variety of reasons. Many are ‘professional patients’, a term used to describe otherwise healthy medical aid members who pretend that they are or in some cases believe that they…
Thursday, 14 June 2007 18:38

Shopping Mall core to Grabouw rejuvenation

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{pp}A brand new 6700sq.m. mall is set to grace the N2 at the gateway to Grabouw in the near future. Marsh Rose Mall – named after a rare fynbos species found only in the Elgin mountains – is being developed by local company Realcor Cape and has just broken ground…

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