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Why did the repo rate rise?

Earlier this week the South African Reserve Bank decided to raise the repo rate to 6.75% according to Cape Talk. Sarb Governor Lesetja Kganyago said that he might hike it further to curb the impact of rising fuel prices. The repo rate is generally used by the reserve bank to get inflation into the target […]

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Food
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Food Lovers Market Peri peri chicken drumsticks

One of the things I enjoy doing every now and then is trying out ready-marinated stuff. As much fun as it is to make your own marinade, particularly considering that you can make it to suit your own palette, seeing what other people do with it is fun too.

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The Bain connection

It always fascinates me in news how the same names keep coming up. While I was doing research for another article, I found something interesting, an article from News24 in 2001 about Coleman Andrews and his massive payout from SAA. There was an interesting line in that story: “There was much concern about the cost […]

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Whose sewage is in the Vaal river?

According to EWN the City of Johannesburg, as well as the surrounding municipalities, have denied that they are to blame for the raw sewage in the Vaal river. Philip Molekoa of the South African Human Rights Commission has in fact said that nobody has claimed responsibility for the contamination. News24 reported earlier this week that […]

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How dumb are Radio 702’s six dumbest things people in their 20s do with their money?

According to the Citizen twitter responded somewhat negatively to Radio 702‘s article about the dumbest things people in their 20s did with their money. The negative response appears to be driven by the all black caste of characters used to illustrate the “mistakes” – which is fair enough really.

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Food
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Grilled chops, pork ribs and veg

I learned to braai by watching my father, and studiously avoiding doing what he did – he wasn’t very good at it. I’m not sure I’m that great myself, but people keep eating it and not complaining so hopefully it all works. I got the pork ribs uncooked and unmarinated from Goodman’s Butchery. I prefer […]

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Why Floyd Shivambu’s claims about Gordhan’s aims make no sense

According to EWN Floyd Shivambu has claimed that Pravin Gordhan is out to destroy SAA and Eskom in order to privatise them. “One of the immediate assignments of Pravin Gordhan is to destroy Eskom so that they can privatise it… to destroy SAA so that they can privatise it,” Shivambu said. This claim comes as […]

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Science

Spare the rod, the rod is what’s spoiling the child: Research

New research by the University of Michigan has looked into the effects of spanking children in poorer countries. According to the university they took data collected by UNICEF in 62 countries, focusing on three-to-four-year-olds. About a third of the caregivers said they believed physical punishment was necessary, and amongst the children studied 43% were spanked, […]

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Politics

De Lille forming a new party

According to EWN Patricia de Lille is forming her own political party after all the drama she’s had with the Democratic Alliance. The former mayor of Cape Town has said that an IPSOS poll has shown that she enjoys the support of a lot of South Africans, and hopes this will translate into votes in […]

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Food

I’ve come back hungry

For the past ten days or so I’ve more or less given news a break.

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