The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) wants to make sweeping changes to the black economic-empowerment (BEE) certification process and preferential procurement policy in a bid to create a class of black industrialists and accelerate "radical" tr... Read more
Moneyweb and Maxum have put their research together to come up with a list of the best paying jobs in SA. Eyewitness News reports this is the definitive list should you be in the need to earn well over R100 000 per month: Read more
If you had the privilege of growing up in the Cape Province, you definitely would have heard of waterblommetjies and tasted it. For you that don't know, waterblommetjiebredie is a stew made with water flowers. Waterblommetjies is commonly known ... Read more
It took a very long time but at last British businessman Shrien Dewani has been found fit to standtrial for the murder of his wife Anni in South Africa.
A mental health report submitted to the Western Cape High Court states that the Dewani "is not m... Read more
The South African government says it wants to rebuild what was once the most powerful army in Africa.
The first step – one of four milestones set out by the government - is to stop the current rot and the steady decline of the competencies of the cu... Read more
Is the "race question" in South Africa just a black/white thing? When someone is accused of "playing the race card" are they contrasting blacks and whites only? These are questions posed by positive South African news website www.sagoodnews.co.za fou... Read more
One of the world's leading travel magazines, Condé Nast Travel Magazine, has listed the friendliest and unfriendliest cities in the world, and South African cities feature on both sides of the spectrum
The website Business Tech (http://businesstech.... Read more
2 in 5 South Africans believe women should stay at home, rather than working.
This is the finding of consumer insights company Pondering Panda,who interviewed 3,075 adults between the ages of 18 and 49 across South Africa to gauge opinion on common ... Read more
South Africa is going to implement amendments to the Immigration Act, which will complicate movement into an out of South Africa and could be devastating for tourism to the country.
The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) says in a... Read more
Viewers of The Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Carte Blanche Channel can now return to their TV’s and computers as its returns after a month-long recess. The pop up channel goes back on air tomorrow (Thursday, 7 August 2014) at 08:00 with expats outside of ... Read more
Certain retailers – most notably Woolworths - in South Africa are at the center of a boycott call in an attempt to prevent them from stocking products sourced in Israel. This comes in reaction to the Gaza-Israel war, which has claimed the lives of ar... Read more
When the famous journalist Sir Henry Morton Stanley traversed central Africa in search of explorer Dr David Livingstone who was thought to be missing at the time, his words on meeting up with the famous medical missionary was: "Dr. Livingstone, I pre... Read more
"Common sense is evidently in short supply among some lorry drivers on South Africa's roads", is how The UK's Metro newspaper describes and incident in which a giraffe has died after hitting a bridge.The unfortunate animal was one of two being transp... Read more
A hate speech complaint earlier this year by part time singer and right winger Steve Hofmeyr and his mother-of-5 sidekick Sunette Bridges against fact checking website Africa Check "was little more than an attempt to harass, intimidate and stifle deb... Read more
South African brandies have again emerged as world champions having taken top honours in this year's International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) as well as the International Spirits Challenge (ISC). These two competitions are seen as the most au... Read more
Following the announcement of the new regulation put into place by the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding travelling with children in and out of South Africa, please take urgent note of the below summary from the Publication of the Draft Immigration ... Read more
Any expat serious about returning to SA and investing in property would have been interested in recent reports that Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti wants commercial farmers to hand over half their farms to farmworkers. Even ... Read more
With South Africa's beloved former president passing this week, UK based journalist Piet van Niekerk remembers a very special encounter with Nelson Mandela.
"The last time I saw Madiba was at his 90th birthday concert in Hyde Park, London, but my fondest memory was the day I almost had cake with the great man himself.
South Africa throughout its bad and its good times has always produced top inventors, inventions, entrepreneurial geniuses, even an astronaut. It could be our unwillingness to give up, to face up in times of adversity. It could be some of the top schools we have, and the quality of education they serve up. It might even be a strange, cranial chemical reaction caused by the ingestion of biltong...
Zimbabwe is an inspiration to Africa. In fact, the country ruled by Robert Mugabe for more than 30 years is now "wholly independent and divested itself of external control". It is for this reason that South Africa too should fight against "imperialist forces".
This is a traditional recipe, great for dunking in your tea or coffee early in the morning when you watch the sun rise. If the rusks are to be kept for a long time, do not substitute margarine for the butter. I allways use butter. If your family loves 'beskuit' they will not last long anyway, but who cares, it is so easy to make. Remember, the longer you dry them out the more they get a crunchy caramel taste.
Football fever hots up the UK this month as England plays its final qualifying match for the FIFA 2010 World Cup, having already qualified. Whatever the outcome, we all know that South Africa is the real winner.