My East Rand Blog

Fiddlehead

Fiddlehead

  Fiddlehead Ex-spy Belle Boyd is more or less retired . Retired from spying on the Confederacy anyway. Her short-lived marriage to a Union navy boy,  cast suspicion on those Southern loyalties. So her...

Lions Take Apart The Stormers

Lions Take Apart The Stormers

Lions Take Apart The Stormers: It was a hard fought but richly deserved 29-22 win over the DHL Stormers in their eagerly awaited Vodacom Super Rugby derby in Johannesburg on Saturday night. Indeed, for the...

Gray Mountain

Gray Mountain

  Gray Mountain John Grisham has a new hero . . . and she’s full of surprises … The year is 2008.  Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm,  is on...

Bromeliad plant care

Bromeliad plant care

Bromeliad plant care Bromeliad plants are widely available at nurseries and garden centres.   These plants need medium to bright light as indoor specimens,  but can also be grown outdoors. Bromeliad plants provide an exotic...

Ekurhuleni SAPS Central Cluster

Ekurhuleni SAPS Central Cluster

Ekurhuleni SAPS Central Cluster: A total of five police stations Boksburg, Boksburg North, Brakpan, Dalpark and Reiger Park police stations have been added the Benoni SAPS cluster stations of Benoni, Crystal Park, Actonville, Putfontein, Daveyton...

New Home Affairs Service

New Home Affairs Service

New Home Affairs Service: Home Affairs has launched a service allowing members of the public to apply for ID cards and passports online. Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni said thousand of people had applied for smart ID...

Echo Boy

Echo Boy

Echo Boy Echo Boy,   by Nestlé Smarties Book Prize winner Matt Haig,  is a stand-alone science/speculative-fiction novel set exactly 100 years in the future. It offers a vision of what day-to-day life may be...

The Prey

The Prey

The Prey Deep underground in the Eureka mine,  South Africa’s zama zamas illegally hunt for gold.   King of this brutal underworld is Wellington Shumba,  a man who rules his pirate miners through fear of...

Ampthill Avenue Break In

Ampthill Avenue Break In

Ampthill Avenue Break In: The suspects entered the men’s bathroom on the premises and managed to get into the ladies bathroom from there undetected. Once in the ladies they broke a hole in the wall...

Lions Take It To The Sharks

Lions Take It To The Sharks: The Emirates Lions handed out an object lesson to the Cell C Sharks on what constitutes winning rugby as their comprehensive 24-9 triumph over the coastal team enabled them...

Woodmead Taxi collision Leaves One Dead

Woodmead Taxi Collision Leaves One Dead

Woodmead Taxi Collision Leaves One Dead: One person was killed when a taxi and a bakkie collided in Woodmead, near Midrand in Gauteng yesterday morning. According to ER24, a woman in her 30s was killed...

Warriors of the Storm

Warriors of the Storm

Warriors of the Storm Warriors of the Storm is the ninth book of the Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories. Uhtred’s struggle between family and loyalty,  between oaths given and political demands,  has no easy solution. And...

Garden water features

Garden water features

  Garden water features Garden water features always give a much needed serenity to your garden.    They also add elegance to any garden. Having the relaxing sound of a bubbling fountain after a hard days work,...

Hurricane Avenue Break In

Hurricane Avenue Break In

Hurricane Avenue Break In: There was a break in on Hurricane Avenue in Northmead. It is believed that the suspects jumped the wall to gain entry into the yard. They opened a window and...

Blitzboks Want The Title

Blitzboks Want The Title

Blitzboks Want The Title: The Hong Kong event, the seventh on the 2015-2016 World Sevens Series, is the oldest on circuit and one of only two that are played over three days instead of two....

Angels Walking

Angels Walking

  Angels Walking From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury,  comes the first in a brand-new series about second chances. A dramatic story about a washed up baseball player,  the love he...

Create a windbreak with pine trees.

Create a windbreak with pine trees

Create a windbreak with pine trees Should you feel you need to protect your garden by having a windbreak,   planting a few trees here and there is always a good idea. An effective windbreak...

Dedicated Lanes Proposed

Dedicated Lanes Proposed

Dedicated Lanes Proposed: Metrobus has called for dedicated bus lanes to eliminate fender benders and incidents. The bus company also blames traffic congestion in the inner city for many of the accidents involving its own vehicles. “In...

Golden Drive Rynfield Shots Fired

Golden Drive Rynfield Shots Fired

Golden Drive Rynfield Shots Fired: 29 shots fired on Golden drive Rynfield! A laptop was stolen from a vehicle on Golden Drive and when the suspects realised that they had been spotted by the owner...

Hate List

Hate List

Hate List Valerie Leftman, the main character of Hate List by Jennifer Brown,  is a survivor of a school shooting. Her boyfriend,  Nick Levil,  started shooting on the morning of May 2nd, 2008,  near...

Bulls Beat Cheetahs

Bulls Beat Cheetahs

Bulls Beat Cheetahs: The Vodacom Bulls put in a patchy performance but it was enough to see them to a close 23-18 win over the Toyota Cheetahs in their Vodacom Super Rugby game at Loftus...

Pretending to Dance

Pretending to Dance

  Pretending to Dance When the pretending ends, the lying begins . . . It is the summer of 1990 and fourteen-year-old Molly Arnette lives with her extended family on one hundred acres in the...

Interview Tips To Help You Out

Interview Tips To Help You Out

Interview Tips To Help You Out: In getting that job that you want or need we all have to go threw the initial job interview stage which for some is a daunting task. Preparing for...