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Parents Ignore Age Restrictions
RECENT findings by the Film and Publication Board (FPB) have found that parents don’t pay attention to the age restrictions on the video games their children play. ■
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Keshav Spins The Cobras In A Web
DOLPHINS: 155/8 (Zondo 59, Mahima 4/18) CAPE COBRAS: 141/7 (Jonker 41*, De Zorzi 39, Verreynne 29, Maharaj 4/15) Dolphins won by 14 runs THE playing of spin seems in all likelihood to remain a perpetual struggle for South African batsmen. Regardl
Saturday Star2 min lettiCrime & Violence
Throwing Money At Programmes, Talk Shops Not The Solution
THE fight against femicide and gender-based violence (GBV) seems to be gaining momentum. Next month Parliament is expected to finally pass three bills – the Criminal and Related Matters Bill, the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Bil
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The Surrender Was Meek For ‘The Mighty’ Faf
A SA Cricket Magazine headline this week read: ‘Faf du Plessis’ brilliant Test career: The stats’. It was a very liberal and generous use of the word brilliant because Du Plessis’s 69-match Test career, collectively, was more decent than brilliant. T
Saturday Star3 min lettiMedical
Uncertainty And Anxiety For Mothers
THERE’S a whole generation of “lock-down babies” around the world spending their formative months and years in a form of social isolation. Unlike their older counterparts, who were born and raised in a pre-pandemic world, many are growing up interact
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Rapper Gets Stoned With $24m Gem
LIL UZI Vert had intended for the $24 million pink diamond implanted in his forehead to be worn as a ring. The heavily pierced and tattooed rapper recently shocked fans when he revealed he was getting the expensive jewel from Elliot Eliantte, which h
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Bulls Net Sharks Speed Merchant Tambwe
THE Bulls have strengthened their strike-power out wide with the signing of Sharks wing Madosh Tambwe yesterday. The 23-year-old Tambwe has been on the fringes of the Durban side’s match-23 since the arrival of former Southern Kings wing Yaw Penxe at
Saturday Star2 min lettiMedical
Gold Reef City Battles For Business
ONE of Joburg’s biggest tourist attractions, Gold Reef City theme park, said it battled to attract customers during the Covid-19 pandemic, despite its best efforts to ensure the safety of guests. The theme park was given the go-ahead to open in Decem
Saturday Star3 min lettiCrime & Violence
Police Deny Rumours Of Kidnapping Syndicate
Gauteng police have moved swiftly to dismiss rumours of a new kidnapping syndicate in Johannesburg, following allegations of a spike in hijackings in the city. Allegations emerged this week the syndicate operated mainly around the inner city with peo
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Quick Read
ACCORDING to a recent study in the US, jobs that can be performed remotely tend to be more secure and better paid than jobs that require your physical presence. Research conducted by Cornell University showed that the demand for jobs that require spe
Saturday Star2 min lettiCrime & Violence
Statistics Show It’s A Crime Cele’s Still The Police Minister
SOUTH Africa’s crime figures for the last quarter of last year were released yesterday. They make for woeful reading: murder is up by 6.6%, sexual violence increased by 5% – on top of already high statistics. It’s something that’s all the more gallin
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Consumers Are Soft Targets As Identity Fraud Rises
THE risks for consumers of financial and identity fraud are growing by the day, and indications are that work-from-home practices during the pandemic have contributed substantially to the dangers. This is the finding of the Southern African Fraud Pre
Saturday Star4 min lettiMedical
Just What The Doctor Ordered: Virtually
MEDICINE has been continually evolving, but the advent of the greatest public health crisis in living memory has spurred that change exponentially. “Many doctors still practice as I did when I started some 35 years ago; their patients sitting in fron
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Weekend TV Guide
CSA T20 Challenge: Imperial Lions v Warriors, 9.45am, CRI; VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, 2.15pm, CRI, GSD (4.30pm); Pakistan Super League: Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators, 3.45pm, ACT PGA Tour: The Genesis Invitational, Day 3, 8pm, GOL, GSD
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Make The Most Of Tax Breaks
THE end of the 2020/21 tax year is a week away and, if you act quickly, there are a number of things you can do to reap maximum benefit from the tax breaks available to you, particularly regarding retirement savings. Who knows what next week’s Budget
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‘Grannies’ Jump Jab Queue
THE coronavirus vaccine is so coveted that two women in Florida, US, went to extremes to get inoculated: They dressed as if they were elderly. ■
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Can Apology Counter Jacques Pauw’s Own Goal?
THERE’S an old adage in journalism: when you get it wrong, apologise quickly, prominently and sincerely. It’s something that Jacques Pauw seems to have taken to heart. On Tuesday, he issued a full and grovelling mea culpa for a piece he’d written and
Saturday Star3 min lettiPopular Culture & Media Studies
Oops, They Missed The Real Stars
Framing Britney Spears, the new documentary about the iconic pop star from the New York Times is a competent recap of the Oops!... I Did It Again singer’s life and struggles. But in the absence of access to Spears’s inner circle, the film-makers can’
Saturday Star3 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
Big, Bold And Luxurious – But Expensive
THERE’S a never-ending supply of SUVs on the market, ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime. Audi has been a strong player in this realm for years with its popular Q range and despite a limited number of SQ8 TDI models entering the country, the “
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Leicester Need To Start Looking At Potential Replacements For Vardy
THE time has come for Leicester City to find the long-term successor to Jamie Vardy. The Englishman continues to be a good servant to the club and scores at an astounding rate. However, he is 34 years old. Kelechi Iheanacho may be a decent squad rota
Saturday Star1 min lettiFinance & Money Management
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CONSUMER Price Index inflation was 3.2% year-on-year last month, marginally higher than the 3.1% year-on-year figure in December. Inflation therefore remains at the lower end of the target band, says Luigi Marinus, portfolio manager at PPS Investment
Saturday Star1 min lettiPolitics
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IN THEIR bid to raise awareness to end violence against women, Japanese women took to the streets of Tokyo on Sunday in a mass dance inspired by the global ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign. The performance came in the midst of the former head of the Tok
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A-typical Interview Sameer Naik
INDIAN-born South African actress Ayushi Chhabra is best known for her role in CBS’s TV series Star Trek-Picard, in which she plays the alien character “PEL”. She stars alongside Sir Patrick Stewart and Allison Pill in the hit sci-fi TV show. Chhabra
Saturday Star4 min lettiDesign
In Conversation With Eva Sonaike, The Queen Of Afro-prints
THROUGH her use of traditional West African textiles, pattern and colour, journalist-turned-designer Eva Sonaike is a forerunner in the world of luxury African design. But rather than just art for art’s sake, her work draws on a deep and nuanced conn
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Dolly Not Keen For Statue
DOLLY Parton is asking legislators to not move forward with plans to erect a statue of her outside of the Tennessee Capitol building, because she doesn’t think it’s “appropriate” to put her “on a pedestal”. ■
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FNB has launched a digital account for stokvels to better manage their administration, deposits and distribution of funds. The account, which has no monthly fees, allows stokvels to start earning interest from only R1. Stokvels using the account can
Saturday Star3 min lettiCrime & Violence
Gauteng Murders Spike In Third Quarter
THE crime holiday Joburgers had with the lockdown and the booze ban is officially over, as the third quarter of the 2020/2021 national crime statistics shows that violent offences are up. When compared to the same period last year, 63 more Gautengers
Saturday Star3 min lettiMusic
Prime Circle Return To The Dome... This Time With No Fans
THE past few months have been anything but easy for popular local band Prime Circle. The global Covid-19 pandemic has forced the band to cancel all its shows, as well as music festivals locally and around the world. As a result, the band lost all its
Saturday Star2 min lettiMedical
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SCIENTISTS have identified another new variant of the Covid-19 virus in the UK with a set of mutations, the BBC reported on Tuesday. The broadcaster said researchers from Edinburgh University had found 38 cases in samples dating back to December. The
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South African Luxury Escapes Worth The Hefty Price Tag
SOUTH African and international travellers are splurging thousands on luxury accommodation – some located in swanky city hotels and others in grand game reserves. These travellers are not shy to spend anything from R40 000 to almost R300 000 for a ni
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