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It Is Ok To Be A Snitch

It Is Ok To Be A Snitch

It Is Ok To Be A Snitch: It is said that if the Vaal Dam drop another seven per cent to 20%, the metro will have to introduce water rationing. The warning comes from DA ward...

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

  The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter:  Hawthorne starts us off with a tour of the jail of the mid-17th century, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Inside the jail is  Hester Prynne,  an adulteress who is...

Policing Under Resourced

Policing Under Resourced

Policing Under Resourced: According to Waters, the police station currently has four sectors and can provide only two visible police officers per sector. “This, while they are supposed to have four visible police officers per sector...

Plant a cherry tree this summer

Plant a cherry tree this summer

Plant a cherry tree this summer Plant a cherry tree this summer:  Cherry trees are so beautiful when they are in bloom. Fruit producing types do not have double flowers, or weeping habits, like...

Perjury An Issue For Police

One Criminal At A Time

One Criminal At A Time: Seven suspects were arrested this past weekend for being in possession of dagga. That was after police and community watch groups were hot on the heels of criminals over the...

Metro To Spend On Childhood Development

Metro To Spend On Childhood Development

Metro To Spend On Childhood Development: Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres should not become moneymaking schemes but incubators that groom future leaders, ECD practitioners heard at the 2016 Early Childhood Development Summit. Addressing over 600 ECD...

The Shining

The Shining

The Shining The Shining: Danny was only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Halloran he was a ‘shiner’, aglow with psychic voltage.  When his father became caretaker of the Overlook Hotel,...

MyEastrand Crime Report

MyEastrand Crime Report

MyEastrand Crime Report: Police are searching for a man in connection with the fraudulent purchasing of a car from a Rhodesfield dealership. The man, believed to be in his late 50s, allegedly bought a white Toyota...

African violets grow well in pots

African violets grow well in pots

African violets grow well in pots African violets grow well in pots:  Saintpaulias,  commonly known as African violets,  are a genus of 6–20 species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the family. African violets look...

Bulls To Face Western Province

Bulls To Face Western Province

Bulls To Face Western Province: After months of round robin games, we are in the semifinals in which the best four teams in this top local competition will square off against each other. Free State Cheetahs...

East Rand Crime Run Down

MyEastrand Crime News

MyEastrand Crime News: Capt Alie van den Berg, team leader of the Ekurhuleni Central Cluster Trio Task Team, said police and CPF members chased after the suspects following a robbery in Crystal Park. “They lost the...

Coconut cake topped with strawberries

Coconut cake topped with strawberries

Coconut cake topped with strawberries Coconut cake topped with strawberries: This is an awesome party time cake. It is fun, festive and fluffy. Once you have tried a cake made with yogurt, there is...

We Look At This Day In History

We Look At This Day In History

We Look At This Day In History: A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts,...

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None And Then There Were None is a mystery novel by English writer Agatha Christie. This novel is widely considered her masterpiece.  It is described by her as the most difficult...

Cacti plants are resilient and versatile

Cacti plants are resilient and versatile

Cacti plants are resilient and versatile Cacti plants are resilient and versatile:  Not only can this plant grow both outside and inside,  they are a great accent to almost any porch or backyard in...

Bad Workmanship

Bad Workmanship

Bad Workmanship: Workmanship and turnaround time for water leaks in the Brentwood Park area are not up to scratch, according to Ward 23 councillor, André du Plessis. On October 5, du Plessis showed the City Times...

Ekurhuleni Issues

Etwatwa Community Gets New Homes

Etwatwa Community Gets New Homes: Ekurhuleni executive mayor Clr Mzwandile Masina distributed a total of 147 houses as part of his 100 days in office programme. “As previously indicated, this government is serious about providing decent...

Green bean salad with beetroot and goats cheese

Green bean salad with beetroot and goats cheese

Green bean salad with beetroot and goats cheese Green bean salad with beetroot and goats cheese:  The key to this easy to prepare salad,  is to avoid overcooking the beetroots and the beans.  They...

Crime Around Town

Crime Around Town

Crime Around Town: SARS Customs officials intercepted a female passenger to Dubai trying to smuggle over $1-million (R14, 919 606) at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday. Sars said that the female passenger was summoned to...

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath:  Tom Joad and his family are forced from their farm in the Depression-era Oklahoma Dust Bowl. They set out for California along with thousands of others...

Black hollyhocks make a statement

Black hollyhocks make a statement

Black hollyhocks make a statement Black hollyhocks make a statement:  Hollyhocks also known as Alcea,  not only create bright,  dependable color in the summer garden.   They also provide many practical uses for your property. Hollyhocks...

Norkem Park Hijacking

Norkem Park Hijacking

Norkem Park Hijacking: Two suspects were arrested and two unlicensed handguns were recovered. A six-year-old girl was flung from a car window after it had been hijacked in Norkem Park on Friday. Lt Col Wilfred Kgasago confirmed...

Looming Water Crisis

Looming Water Crisis

Looming Water Crisis: Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said Gauteng’s water supply levels were so low they were virtually at the point of no return. The Vaal Dam...

Little Bit More To October

Little Bit More To October

Little Bit More To October: October is generally known as the month of haunts, scares, ghouls, but did you know October is National Chili Month? Really! It’s one of many things celebrated in the month...

Chocolate and raspberry cheesecake

Chocolate and raspberry cheesecake

Chocolate and raspberry cheesecake Ingredients: 3 Eggs 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups cracker crumbs or tennis biscuits 2/3 stick unsalted butter, melted 2 8-oz packs low fat cream cheese 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla...

Fool Me Once

Fool Me Once

Fool Me Once Fool Me Once:  Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work.  Her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s...

AfriForum To Work On Roads

AfriForum To Work On Roads

AfriForum To Work On Roads: AfriForum launched its Month of Self-reliance campaign at Laerskool Edleen this past Monday. The project will see R2-million being spent on municipal road infrastructure, including road repairs and upgrades, in towns...

Would Like To Loose Weight

Would Like To Lose Weight

Would Like To Lose Weight: You know the drill when it comes to losing weight: take in fewer calories, burn more calories. But you also know that most diets and quick weight-loss plans don’t work...