[Rod Baker, Content Director] Well, here's your chance to pay tribute to the memory of the statesman who contributed so much to this country. But don't mourn... read more
[Rod Baker, Content Director] Of all the types of hunting in which people involve themselves, the one that probably is the most controversial is so-called canned hunting, in which the prey is not given a fighting chance to escape, but instead is confined in an enclosure and then gets its guts blown apart. Fair and sporting. read more
[Rod Baker, Content Director] It's difficult to have much sympathy for rhino poachers. No, actually, make that 'it's difficult to have any sympathy for rhino poachers' who suffer from lead poisoning. read more
[Rod Baker, Content Director] First they couldn't, now they can - the media that is... can cover Malema's trial. read more
[Rod Baker, Content Director] Countries across Africa need to work together to combat rhino poaching, says the International Police Organisation (Interpol), adding that there needs to be a free flow of information between organisations and nations if the scourge is to be eradicated.
How sad that our heritage is being destroyed as a result of a stupid, backward, and quite frankly laughable belief that belongs back in the Dark Ages. Rhino horn is simply keratin... read more
[Rod Baker, Content Director] A lawyer/client relationship is rather like a doctor/patient relationship at least in one area - full and honest communication - which is the basis for a good relationship, right?
The problem is sometimes, however, in any conversation, that we avoid telling it like it is because we want to be polite. So in this article, when it comes to legal issues, Jody Doyle takes you through a few things your lawyer may be too polite to tell you.
Geez, what a dump - and you own it? At first sight, one might be forgiven for wondering who might have an issue over the ownership of what many of us reckon is little more than a blot on the landscape, but Jackwell Feris takes a look at mine dumps in South Africa and how they can be an ownership dilemma.
Top farmers are valuable, so it's great that the Western Cape Farmer of the Year has been announced. read more
[Rod Baker, Content Director] There are many measures the average South African would like to take to those poaching our rhinos in order to feed what most of us reckon is a pathetically primitive belief. Those measures might often include a quiet word with those found guilty with the aid of a baseball bat in a deserted building far, far away. read more
[Rod Baker, Content Director] This has got to beat everything... a Chinese couple is facing criminal charges after selling their daughter for an iPhone.
Look, as just about every parent knows, you don't always necessarily like your kids (sometimes you wonder why you even bothered to have the ungrateful little buggers), but you always love them - and selling off your daughter and then using part of the proceeds to buy an iPhone is just plain wrong - in anyone's language, in anyone's culture.
It's that fracking subject again... read more
[Rod Baker, Content Director] Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele has called for SA to abandon empowerment, which, she says, has not worked. A great many people would agree with her. read more
[Rod Baker, Content Director] Transport minister Dipuo Peters says the billboards with the message "E-tolls. Proudly brought to you by the ANC." is the work of cowards.
The DA has admitted to being the naughty ones who erected them, and its Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane points out that, "E-tolls were conceived under the watch of an ANC minister, supported by an ANC executive in Gauteng, passed into law by an ANC majority Parliament and signed, sealed and delivered by an ANC president."
Quite so, and none of which the ANC denies - so what's the problem?
What happens when the "bluff" is no longer a bluff? Chris Moerdyk looks at why Numsa is calling BMW's bluff, and wonders what might happen when car makers finally decide: enough! Also see Government to talk to car makers: Gordhan. read more
[Rod Baker, Content Director] Michael Jordaan has joined Mxit. Jordaan is the former CEO of First National Bank and a recent recipient of the CNBC Africa Business Leader of the Year for Southern Africa award, and will join Mxit as chairman of its board of directors.
He says, "It is difficult not to have a sense of pride about a home-grown South African company making such an impact in the social media and mobile space. read more
[Rod Baker, Content Director] SunSpace has teamed up with Denel to form a new business unit, Spaceteq, which, it is intended, will strengthen the group's position as a leader in innovative and advanced aerospace systems and technology.
On the aquaculture front, a South African fish farm has been shortlisted for an international award. read more
[Rod Baker, Content Director] Whether one likes it or not, laws applicable to BEE are in place, and in this article Deon Oberholzer shows you the 10 bad BEE practices that could result in you losing your business.
This must be the only country in the world with a so-called "strike season" - so it's no surprise to learn that the new tyre manufacturing industry negotiations deadlocked.
Doesn't anyone seem to realise that a strike is the last resort, not among the first?
Some might think, with good reason, that this country is becoming a nanny state, and others might be in total agreement with the proposed ban, but in the meantime, the alcohol industry is demanding a say on the bill banning alcohol advertising.
Come on, admit it... our taxis are among our favourite road-users... read more
[Rod Baker, Content Director] What with high divorce rates and the high cost of living, couples often find themselves living together for a while before jumping into marriage, if at all. But what happens if the honeymoon ends... read more
[Rod Baker, Content Director] In an expensive "game of chess", Dave King has finally sorted out his tax issues with SARS and will end up paying over R700m to SARS. As he puts it: "When this tax dispute arose many years ago, I took a conscious decision not to cooperate with the authorities. read more
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