Independent on Saturday12 min gelesen
Jason Momoa’s Birthday Surprise For The Rock’s Daughter
JASON Momoa surprised Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s daughter Tiana for her birthday. The Rock enlisted the help of the Aquaman star to surprise Tiana with a personalised message to mark her third birthday recently. Johnson – who shares Tiana and Jasmin
Independent on Saturday4 min gelesenPolitics
Women’s Struggle For Highest Office
IN 2005, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka was sworn in as South Africa’s first female deputy president post-1994 – a position she would hold until 2007 when the ANC, at its national elective conference in Polokwane elected new leaders. A year later, former Nat
Independent on Saturday2 min gelesen
New Request List For Managers Of The Universe
LOOKS like I have a direct line to the universal Manager of the Seasons. No sooner had I sent out the memo that we were all tired of being hot, sweaty and frazzled, the switch was dialled down. The season appears to have changed, just like that. It’s
Independent on Saturday3 min gelesen
‘GoT’, The Last Must-watch Pop Culture Show For Adults
ONCE upon a time, Game of Thrones was the most hotly debated piece of fiction globally. In the two years since its puzzling finale, the series has suffered a precipitous fall from public memory. Yet nothing has quite replaced it as terrific fodder fo
Independent on Saturday2 min gelesenAutomotive
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ALTHOUGH its Rogue-badged equivalent was launched in the US last year, the X-Trail model is taking its sweet time to reach international markets. But now we have something resembling a timeline, with Nissan’s European division releasing the first off
Independent on Saturday4 min gelesenInternational Relations
Cuba’s Castro Dynasty Has Ended
ON APRIL 16, Raul Castro – the younger brother of long-time Cuban leader Fidel Castro – relinquished his position as the first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, the most powerful position in Cuba. Castro, 89, became Cuba’s president in 2008,
Independent on Saturday2 min gelesenPsychology
Your Stars
: All you need this new year is a belief yourself. The rest will follow. So you can look forward to a good time, good friends, good outcomes. So take the good with the bad, you can do more, and you will. Wow! What a week! You’re getting it all right
Independent on Saturday3 min gelesen
Seven Keys To Investing Successfully For Retirement
YOUR early working years can be hectic, with long days spent navigating a fast-changing world, and your partner, perhaps even a young family, placing multiple demands on you. How are you supposed to plan for the long term, choose an investment portfo
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SA Getaways You Should Book If You Need Some R&R
TAKING a much-needed break from everyday stresses is crucial to reinvigorating the body, mind and soul. So whether you want to switch off from the world for a few days with no cellphone reception and wi-fi or pamper yourself with luxury treatments, t
Independent on Saturday1 min gelesen
The Hope And Despair Of Sport In South Africa
OUR picture of Connie Hallowell on Page 1 shows the spear for which he has become famous protruding on either side of his head, and with blood streaming down his face. And it shows Hallowell, looking for all the world like there is not a spear juttin
Independent on Saturday1 min gelesenAutomotive
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FOLLOWING hot on the heels of the EQS flagship sedan that was unveiled last week, Mercedes-Benz has pulled the covers off yet another electric car and this one slots in at the lower end of the range. As its name implies, the GLB is closely related to
Independent on Saturday1 min gelesenEarth Sciences
Then & Now: The Beach End Of West Street
THE old picture of Durban this week shows the bottom of West Street, today Dr Pixley kaSeme Street, looking towards the sea and shows Durban’s famed Beach Hotel. It was probably taken in the 1920s or 1930s. The Beach Hotel was one of the first hotels
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Tricky Backline Calls For Jake
NOW that the dust has settled on the Rainbow Cup SA’s immediate future, we can finally get to the actual rugby. And for the Bulls, that means picking the best possible team to take on the Lions at Loftus Versfeld next weekend (date and kickoff time t
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Naomi Campbell’s Seaside Kenyan Villa Is Goals
NAOMI Campbell is always on the go. If she isn’t gracing the catwalk, featured in beauty and fashion campaigns or acting, she finds time to escape to her luxurious villa in the seaside town of Malindi in Kenya. The 50-year-old model first visited Mal
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Why Lotus Silk Is Among The Most Expensive Fabrics
THE lotus flower is symbolic in several cultures, especially those entrenched in eastern religion. It’s also a symbol of pride in Asia. Beyond it being synonymous with purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth, the lotus seeds are known fo
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This Fiasco Has Carried On For Too Long
FARHAAN Behardien tweeted the following yesterday afternoon: “The decisions of 8 people has potentially cost 100’s if not 1000’s of people their jobs within cricket in our country. From ground staff, coaches, administrators, cleaners, security and th
Independent on Saturday3 min gelesenAutomotive
M3 The Best Of Both Worlds
SOME days are better than others and when there’s a BMW M3 Competition waiting in the driveway, well, then it’s a very good day indeed. It’s a show-stopper to be sure with its blistered wheel arches and while there’s an M model in virtually their ent
Independent on Saturday2 min gelesen
Rhyming For A Reason
HER earliest childhood memory is lying on her dad's chest with her sister, listening to stories as he read to them. That’s Durban author Shareez Bagaria, 42, who has just launched her first children’s book, Luna Learns About Viruses, and will talk ab
Independent on Saturday2 min gelesen
Precious Knowledge Needs Great Care
SEVERAL incidents in South Africa and around the world in recent years, where libraries and other repositories of information and history were deliberately destroyed or lost through fire or other natural disaster, have highlighted the need for seriou
Independent on Saturday3 min gelesenInternational Relations
Co-ordinated Multilateral Action Key To Address World’s Challenges
I WOULD like to thank the Vietnamese presidency for the opportunity to brief the Security Council on what has been a key priority since taking office: co-operation between the UN and regional and subregional organisations. This co-operation has grown
Independent on Saturday1 min gelesenPolitics
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PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa announced this week that democratic South Africa’s sixth local government elections would take place on October 27. The elections which will see millions of South Africans elect officials to run their cities and towns. The a
Independent on Saturday2 min gelesen
Surfers Make Sure Wiggles Keeps Shooting
DURBAN surfer and photographer Wiggles, aka Stephen van der Merwe, 66, shoots up to 1 500 pictures a day of surfers, going down to the beachfront most mornings before dawn. After his camera started breaking a couple of weeks ago, Durban surfers got t
Independent on Saturday2 min gelesenRegional & Ethnic
Morningside’s Touch Of Italy
Where: 465 Innes Road, Morningside Open: Monday to Saturday, 11am till late WhatsApp: 067 138 1115 SPIGA has always been a go-to place when you want something quick and easy. You know exactly what you’re getting – good basic Italian food, without a
Independent on Saturday1 min gelesenTechnology & Engineering
Amazon To Cut Real-world Hairstyle Data
AMAZON is opening a hair salon in London, its latest push from online to brick-and-mortar – and a move that allows it to collect more real-world consumer data in the meantime. The e-commerce giant is opening a new tech-heavy hair salon in partnership
Independent on Saturday2 min gelesen
On This Day April 24
1184BC Using stealth and guile, the Greeks besieging Troy finally enter the city hidden inside the fabled Trojan Horse. 1066 Halley’s Comet over the skies of England prompts monk Eilmer of Malmesbury to predict the country’s destruction. Shortly af
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’IOC Can’t Stop Athletes Taking A Knee In Tokyo’
BRITAIN’S Olympic track cycling gold medallist Callum Skinner said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would not be able to stop athletes protesting during this year's Tokyo Games. IOC Rule 50 forbids any kind of "demonstration or political, re
Independent on Saturday2 min gelesen
How To Help Animals In Need
ANIMAL welfare organisations need help during the lockdown: PAWFECT NATION is trying to get food to feeders in areas not close to supplies, or who cannot afford the food. Bulk food donations will be delivered for distribution. Pawfect Nation feeds f
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NEW Yorkers who had been vaccinated against Covid-19 were able to get an unlikely freebie this week: a marijuana joint. Activists celebrating the recent legalisation of recreational marijuana in New York state handed out free joints in Manhattan to a
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How To Create A Travel Bucket List In 5 Easy Steps
BUCKET lists offer many benefits: they keep you motivated, take you out of your comfort zone and allow you to dream bigger. Here’s how you can create a bucket list in five easy steps: When I created my bucket list at the age of 21, it was unrealist
Independent on Saturday2 min gelesenCrime & Violence
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GENERAL Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, a son of Chad’s slain leader Idriss Deby Itno, 68, is to take over as president in place of his father, according to a charter released this week by the presidency. General Mahamat, 37, was named transitional leader
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