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Being Elvis A Lonely Life

Being Elvis A Lonely Life

Being Elvis A Lonely Life Being Elvis A Lonely Life: On the surface, Elvis Presley seemed to have it all. Money, gold records, women, incredible fame. Yet underneath was a lonely man, addicted to...

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo:  Edmond Dantès, a handsome,  promising young sailor,  docks the three-masted French ship, the Pharaon in Marseilles after its captain died en route home. As...

Cauliflower cheese tart

Cauliflower cheese tart

Cauliflower cheese tart Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour 140g cold unsalted butter, chopped 3 eggs 1 egg yolk, extra 1 small cauliflower, cut into small florets 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small...

In This Mountain

In This Mountain

In This Mountain In This Mountain:  Father Tim takes on a unique and difficult ministry, when an unexpected event propels him on a painful journey that shakes his faith, his marriage, and the whole...

How to care for potted geraniums

How to care for potted geraniums

How to care for potted geraniums How to care for potted geraniums:  Geraniums are a longtime favorite of all gardeners. They are easy to grow, colorful, and many add a lovely scent to the...

Like Dandelion Dust

Like Dandelion Dust

Like Dandelion Dust Like Dandelion Dust: This book is a compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent. Of being a parent, through the gritty, realistic lives of the struggling, blue-collar...

Rack of lamb with rosemary and roasted vegetables

Rack of lamb with rosemary and roasted vegetables

Rack of lamb with rosemary and roasted vegetables Ingredients: 1 pound fingerling potatoes, tossed in olive oil 1/4 cup mild extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary leaves Use whole twigs too if...

The Thorn Birds

The Thorn Birds The Thorn Birds: Three generations of Clearys live through joy and sadness in the rugged Australian Outback. Also, through bitter defeat and magnificent triumph.  All driven by their dreams, sustained by remarkable...

Five Killed In R24 Taxi Accident

Five Killed In R24 Taxi Accident

Five Killed In R24 Taxi Accident: Two children were among the five people killed in a horrific taxi accident that happened on the R24 last night. According to Chitra Bodasing Harduth, spokesman for ER24, it is...

Coconut cake

Coconut cake

Coconut cake Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 1 3/4 cups sugar, divided 6 large eggs,...

Glen Marais Family Ordeal

Glen Marais Family Ordeal

Glen Marais Family Ordeal: The police are investigating a case of house robbery after a Glen Marais family was held at gunpoint in their home. The family was ambushed in their Witstinkhout Avenue home by two...

Odd Thomas

Odd Thomas

Odd Thomas Odd Thomas is the name of a fictional character created by Dean Koontz. This character first appeared in the novel of the same name. He is a twenty year old man who...

Caught In The Act

Caught In The Act

Caught In The Act: A dog was thankfully returned back to its owner after it was stolen by a group of teen boys on Friday, November 25 at around 10.30am. Police were driving along the street...

Heliconias will add drama to your garden

Heliconias will add drama to your garden

Heliconias will add drama to your garden Heliconias will add drama to your garden:  First of all, heliconia, which is derived from the Greek word helikonios,  is a genus of flowering plants in the...

New Recycling Plant In Tembisa

New Recycling Plant In Tembisa

New Recycling Plant In Tembisa: Most people see rubble as mere rubbish, but visionary people such as Salphy Nkoane of Tembisa see an opportunity of earning a living and saving the environment at the same...

Chicken fettuccine casserole

Chicken fettuccine casserole

Chicken fettuccine casserole Ingredients: 1- 16 oz package fettuccine noodles 1- 10.5 oz can of cream of chicken soup 1 cup of sour cream 2 cups of cooked, shredded chicken breast* Salt & pepper,...

East Rand Stories

East Rand Stories

East Rand Stories: Many flights were delayed on Monday at OR Tambo Airport after a coffin carrying a human body was dropped, resulting in a leakage. At about 11.30am, the late Nelson Mandela’s former right hand woman, Zelda...

Ghostwritten

Ghostwritten

Ghostwritten Ghostwritten:  A gallery attendant at the Hermitage.  A young jazz buff in Tokyo.  A crooked British lawyer in Hong Kong.  A disc jockey in Manhattan.  A physicist in Ireland.  An elderly woman running...

Quick Escape

Quick Escape

Quick Escape: The incident happened under the Albatross Road bridge in the afternoon. The occupants of a taxi were lucky to escape uninjured, after it caught alight on Voortrekker Road just off the R21. According to ER24...

Hollyhocks come in a variety of colours

Hollyhocks come in a variety of colours

Hollyhocks come in a variety of colours Hollyhocks come in a variety of colours:   Alcea, commonly known as hollyhocks, is a genus of about 60 species of flowering plants in the mallow family...

Arrested With Copper Cables

Arrested With Copper Cables

Arrested With Copper Cables: At around 11pm on Sunday, November 20 Norkem Park SAPS detained two suspects for possession of suspected stolen cables estimated at R500 000. The 38-metre-long copper cables belong to Passenger Rail Agency...

Wholewheat pancakes served with strawberries

Wholewheat pancakes served with strawberries

Wholewheat pancakes served with strawberries Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup skim milk 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour 2 eggs 4 egg whites 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt Method: Wholewheat pancakes served with...

Hijack Hop Spots

Hijack Hop Spots

Hijack Hop Spots: Three intersections in Kempton Park have been listed as hijacking hot spots, on the National Hijack Prevention Academy’s (NHPA) latest list for such hot spots in some major cities in South Africa. These...

Before the Fall

Before the Fall

Before the Fall Before the Fall:  On a foggy summer night, eleven people, only ten privileged, one, down on his luck painter, all depart Martha’s Vineyard headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the...

Fire In Central Avenue

Fire In Central Avenue

Fire In Central Avenue: At around midnight on Wednesday, November the 23rd a fire broke out on Central Avenue, destroying at least five shops, including PEP and Best Home and Electric. It is believed around eight fire...

Fire lily plant care

Fire lily plant care

Fire lily plant care Fire lily plant care:  The fire lily belongs to a group of many bulbs numbering across different plant species. This Amaryllis family member can be found primarily in South Africa,...