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French Honours For Meyer, Madonsela
THE Embassy of France has honoured prolific South African writer Deon Meyer for his contribution to the arts and literature in France. Ambassador Aurélien Lechevallier bestowed the award of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in Stellenbosch. Meyer has
Saturday Star3 min de lecture
Life Outside The Villa For ‘Lovebirds’
THE thought of finding a fulfilling romantic relationship on a reality dating show might have initially been daunting for Love Island SA winner Thimna Shooto, but entering the villa brought her exactly the kind of love she was looking for. “What surp
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3 Underwater Hotel Experiences To Add To Your Post-pandemic Travel List
OCEAN lover? Here are three extravagant underwater hotel experiences that will allow you to marvel at marine life without disturbing it: This is a three-level accommodation venue hidden 250m from shore. The Swedish-engineered floating structure lies
Saturday Star2 min de lectureCrime & Violence
Suspects Walk Free As DNA Backlogs Rise
MORE than a year after Muhammed Nagdee was brutally murdered, set alight and then dumped in the veld, his suspected killers are walking free. The three suspects have not been arrested for the crime because DNA samples that could assist in solving the
Saturday Star2 min de lecture
Jansen Can Flourish In The IPL, Says Parnell
PROTEAS all-rounder Wayne Parnell believes Indian Premier League rookie Marco Jansen is “in good hands with all those cricket brains at Mumbai Indians”. Parnell, 31, speaking exclusively on the IOL Sports Show, has played 111 international matches fo
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A-typical Interview Sammer Naik
RADIO personality Sam Cowen started her career at Primedia Broadcasting on 702. She later moved to sister station 947 to co-present Joburg’s biggest breakfast show, where she spent 18 years. The 48-year-old is the longest-running female morning show
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Editor’s Choice
BOOKTOK, a subcategory on the video-sharing app, TikTok, has helped reignite people’s love for literature. Yesterday was World Book Day and there isn’t a better time to hop on to this side of TikTok and find new reads. Here are five book influencers
Saturday Star4 min de lecture
Fractional Share Investing Is Gaining Traction
SIX-and-a-half years ago, when the Purple Group’s EasyEquities online share investment platform launched, there were 280 000 retail investor accounts on the JSE. “This figure provides some context to our growth in retail investors over this period,”
Saturday Star4 min de lectureInternational 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,
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Padikkal A Great Talent, Says Kohli
DEVDUTT Padikkal seems to have impressed two of the most important figures in Indian cricket after the opener's whirlwind century powered Royal Challengers Bangalore to their fourth successive win in the Indian Premier League on Thursday. Virat Kohli
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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
Saturday Star1 min de lecturePolitics
Quick Read
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
Saturday Star2 min de lecture
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
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Searching For The Next Discovery
ZAITUNA Skosan has the eye. Where others see rock, her eye spots bone; where some notice a pebble, Skosan recognises the remains of an animal that died a quarter of a billion years ago. On most fossil hunting expeditions Skosan can be seen walking th
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Five Boxes New Bafana Coach Must Tick
The new Bafana coach announcement, which was due to take place today, was unexpectedly delayed late last night. But here are some items which will top the new coach’s agenda. After Bafana’s incredible failure to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations
Saturday Star2 min de lecture
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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Aka Laments ‘Vicious’ Insinuations
AKA says vicious insinuations have made it difficult to process Nellie Tembe’s death. The rapper broke his silence two weeks after his fiancée Anele ‘Nellie’ Tembe’s tragic death. ■
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Quick Read
NAOMI Campbell refuses to sleep in air-conditioned rooms because she thinks they give her “wrinkles”. The 50-year-old model is convinced the cooling systems can cause unflattering lines to appear on her face while she sleeps so she always makes sure
Saturday Star2 min de lecture
Fanning The Flames Instead Of Dousing Them
THE COUNTRY has been agog and aghast at the destruction wrought by the runaway fire on Table Mountain that began last Sunday. Many people were devastated by the loss of priceless artefacts from UCT. In typical Twitterati style, others were happy that
Saturday Star2 min de lecture
Little Luna Is Mom’s Rhyming Inspiration
HER earliest childhood memory is lying on her dad's chest with her sister, listening to stories 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 about
Saturday Star1 min de lectureTeaching Methods & Materials
Pakistani Student Protest
STUDENTS across Pakistan have taken to Twitter to protest the decision by the Imran Khan-led government and the Cambridge International Examinations to hold exams despite a spiralling coronavirus situation in the country. ■
Saturday Star2 min de lecture
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
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Most Read Busrep.co.za
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Saturday Star2 min de lecturePsychology
Animation Helps Fill Covid-19 Learning Gaps
THE digital revolution has salvaged a range of industries which were devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes the education sector, where school pupils and tertiary education students were forced to migrate to online learning during some st
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Pretoria Zoo Says It’s Business As Usual
THE NATIONAL Zoological Garden, known as Pretoria Zoo, has assured the public that its facilities are receiving attention. The assurance followed a social media post showing empty pens, some with dirty water, and worn-out benches, alleging that the a
Saturday Star4 min de lectureCrime & Violence
The Fight For Decent Housing Acknowledged
S’bu Zikode, president of the shack dwellers’ movement Abahlali base-Mjondolo, received the prestigious Per Anger Prize from the government of Sweden on April 21. This is an edited version of his acceptance speech. “THE price for land, for decent ho
Saturday Star1 min de lecture
Leaf Bag Laugh
’IS THERE food inside?’ Tweeps can’t stop making fun of French designer Jean Gaultier’s leaf clutch bag. A Twitter user shared photos of leaf bags created by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier. ■
Saturday Star1 min de lectureMedical
Human To Cat Covid Transmission
Research provides fresh evidence that people have transmitted SARS-CoV-2 to cats during the pandemic in the UK. ■
Saturday Star3 min de lectureInternational 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
Saturday Star3 min de lecture
Pop The Bubbly, Posh Picnics Are In
HEAD to the hilltops, beach or a lush garden for a day of picnicking – no special occasion necessary. From checked blankets spread over manicured lawns to foraged flowers, pitchers of icy pink lemonade, and a feast of artisanal breads, charcuterie an
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