It's strange the corners where discrimination against women still lurks, even in places where you would never think to look.
For example, you wouldn’t expect to find it at the natural and flavoured spring-water-bottling factory of aQuelle, especially given the company’s generous sponsorship of major swimming and mountain-biking competitions.
‘Mr X” wants to become an advocate. But he has a secret: Some years ago he abducted his young daughter and they spent five years wandering around Europe on false documents, with Interpol and the South African police looking for them.
Happily for all concerned the situation appears to have been resolved and the child is back with her mother.
Every afternoon, when I take the dogs for a walk, we drive past a junior school. For many months part of the grounds has been a bright green contrast to the wintry khaki-grey of the neighbouring veld. But the green isn’t healthy. It’s where sewer drains have burst, leaking their contents on to the playground.
People associated with the school say they’ve complained numerous times, and that workers have come to the site. They leave their tools there permanently but only work occasional Sundays to coincide with overtime hours.