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Linger at Long Beach

'Long Beach Resort is not so much a hotel or resort as a village - a village in which we set out to have something for everyone - to create a holiday destination to which guests will return, time and again' - Nicolas de Chalain, Long Beach's first GM.

By Rod Baker 8 Apr 2014

Want to give up smoking? Here are five ways to do just that

NEWSWATCH: So you want to give up smoking? Let's face it, it's easy, you've done it so many times before. Anyway, here are five ways that might just help you succeed ... this time.

By Rod Baker 2 Jan 2014

What's in store for us in 2014 - Tannie Evita

NEWSWATCH: Evita Bezuidenhout aka Tannie Evita, doesn't need a crystal ball to see into the new year, reports IOL. The death of Dudley Saunders, son of former political journalist Cliff Saunders, is being investigated, reports, and the SABC reports Cape Town pulled out all the stops in celebrating its World Design Capital status.

By Rod Baker 2 Jan 2014

How to ruin your life in minutes

We thought it would be a good idea - since only recently a Twitter tweet saw Justine Sacco sacked - to show you how not to ruin your life in just a few minutes.

By Rod Baker 30 Dec 2013

Not a very happy festive season for retailers

NEWSWATCH: Times Live reports retailers did not have particularly festive Christmas season.

By Rod Baker 30 Dec 2013

The biggest stories of 2013, the worst of 2013 - and those that made us laugh

News that made us grit our teeth and kick the car...Nkandla... Guptas... SABC (what else?)... News that made us smile... news that made us cry - the passing of Nelson Mandela. Here are some of those stories.

By Rod Baker 27 Dec 2013

Twitter tweet sees Sacco sacked

NEWSWATCH: ABC News reports that the woman who tweeted on Friday to the effect that she was coming to SA but apparently wouldn't get AIDS, as she is white, has been fired.

By Rod Baker 23 Dec 2013

Woolies in design row

NEWSWATCH: Woolworths and a Cape Town designer are at each other over the ownership of a hummingbird design printed on a cushion, reports IOL.

By Rod Baker 21 Oct 2013

SABC audit report... Media miffs Mokhobo

NEWSWATCH: The national broadcaster's CEO Lulama Mokhobo has slammed media reports that she says 'skew' what the auditor-general said regarding the SABC's financial issues, BD Live reports. Meanwhile, Cell C has been ordered to withdraw its '15c' ad, reports TechCentral.

By Rod Baker 13 Sep 2013

NWU closes campus newspaper... Is it censorship?

NEWSWATCH: Mail & Guardian reports that journalism lecturers at the North-West University's (NWU) Potchefstroom campus have been angered by the university management's decision to halt the publication of a campus newspaper.

By Rod Baker 10 Sep 2013

M&G editor resigns, off to New Delhi

NEWSWATCH: Mail & Guardian's editor-in-chief, Nic Dawes, has resigned to take up a post at the Hindustan Times in New Delhi, the newspaper reports.

By Rod Baker 17 May 2013

SABC3 sex slip-up

NEWSWATCH: SABC3 has landed in hot water for not placing the correct age restriction on the All My Children soapie, reports IOL, and Lisa Hiemer, writing in, reports on a new study that shows surprisingly strong investigative journalism in independent local papers in three provinces.

By Rod Baker 17 May 2013


NEWSWATCH: The Gupta family isn't going to talk to the media until the report on its guests landing at Waterkloof is finalised, reports Mail & Guardian, and BD Live reports the DA is urging Zuma not to sign the secrecy bill. The ConCourt has reserved judgment on media's access to the Krejcir hearing, reports Mail & Guardian, and IOL reports that a Sun reporter has been charged in the UK hacking probe.

By Rod Baker 15 May 2013

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