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April 15 2014 at 10:24

Hollywood director Darren Aronofsky has tried to answer some of the questions many may have asked while reading the Biblical story of Noah and his Ark.

For instance, what were all those wicked people whom God decided to destroy doing while Noah, at the age of 600, was sawing away on gopher wood to build his mammoth vessel?

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April 8 2014 at 09:25

Earth Hour somehow passed me by without my noticing this momentous event. It happened on Saturday more than a week ago, just one day after it was announced via a Cape Town City Council media release on March 28 that the city had been made the Global Earth Hour Capital for 2014.

Apparently we beat 162 cities including Chicago, Cleveland, Seoul, Copenhagen, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Antwerp.

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April 3 2014 at 06:45

Hey, there’s more to being a traffic cop these days than you realise.

If you think it’s just a question of jumping on your motorbike and roaring off into the distance, or waving your arms about at an intersection when the traffic lights fail, or ordering an erring motorist to “step out of your vehicle, please”, then think again.

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April 1 2014 at 06:27

Finally, President Jacob Zuma has resolved the Nkandla problem. And it’s not an April Fool’s joke, either.

He’s not guilty, though he says so himself. He never used public money. Even if you look for him under a tree, he assured a crowd in Gugulethu, you won’t find him.

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March 27 2014 at 08:29

At first Dirk Smit, speaker of the Cape Town City Council, saw pink, then he saw red. Both sightings ended in expulsions from the council chamber yesterday.

Mayor Patricia de Lille had antagonised ANC members by reminding them that in terms of the Employment Equity Amendment Act, coloured  people could only hold nine percent of management jobs in companies of more than 150 employees in spite of constituting 49 percent of the Western Cape’s population.

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