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The Memory of Midnight

The Memory of Midnight

The Memory of Midnight One hot day in Elizabethan York,  young Nell Appleby is trapped in a wooden chest.   She has a horror of the stifling dark ,  of the man who trapped her and who...

Spear Phishing

Spear Phishing

Spear Phishing: A new cybercrime is fleecing companies and institutions of millions of rands. It is known as “spear phishing” or “whaling attacks”. Banks and forensic auditors have noted a marked increase in the number of...

Dealing With Panic Attacks

Dealing With Panic Attacks

Dealing With Panic Attacks: Panic attack for those who are not really sure what they are here is what wikipedia states them to be Panic attacks are periods of intense fear or apprehension of sudden...

Garden ponds

Garden ponds

  Garden ponds If you want your garden to spring to life, then adding a garden pond, or a water feature is the answer. Garden ponds are key to encouraging  the essential pollinators, such...

Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska How much do we truly care for our friends? John Green’s Looking for Alaska is a great book.   It reaches deep into the human heart,  and explores the ideas of love, friendship...

Growing banana trees in pots

Growing banana trees in pots

Growing banana trees in pots Growing banana trees in pots is easy. If you are not able to grow banana trees in the ground,   either due to lack of space or cold climate,   growing...

Earth Day 22nd April

Earth Day 22nd April

Earth Day 22nd April: For many of you who don’t know today is earth day. Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The idea for a...

The Dread

The Dread

The Dread Book 2 Still reeling from plague and civil war,  the Winter Kingdoms face an invasion force from across the Northern Sea.   They are led by mage,  a dark spirit in the name...

SA Olympian

SA Olympian

SA Olympian: Olympic Games-bound Jarred Crous, 19, started swimming 11 years ago to control his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. “I started skipping and swimming. I skipped for three weeks straight and then he worked on my...

Barbara Rd Attempted Break In

Barbara Rd Attempted Break In

Barbara Rd Attempted Break In: Responding to an attempted Break in in progress on Barbara Road in Klopper Park, the CMS Patrolman spotted the suspect and managed to detain him. It appears that the suspect...

SABC Under The Spotlight

SABC Under The Spotlight

SABC Under The Spotlight: The portfolio committee on communications also heard various legal opinions on the Broadcasting Amendment Bill, which partly deals with the appointment and removal of board members. Tshegofatso Kgarabjang, of the department’s legal...

Red Fox

Red Fox

Red Fox When British businessman Geoffrey Harrison is kidnapped,   on the same day that Franca Tantardini, Italy’s most ruthless terrorist,  is captured,  there seems no reason why their destinies should become linked. Franca’s teenage...

N2 Spectacle

N2 Spectacle

N2 Spectacle: Motorists were shocked to see a group of men carrying a giant python on a pole on the freeway south of Amanzimtoti. According to East Coast Radio, Yolandi Pearce from Pumula told Newswatch that...

Platinum Street AtlasvilleFire Incident

Platinum Street AtlasvilleFire Incident

Platinum Street AtlasvilleFire Incident: Platinum Street Atlasville,Fire incident. CMS security was dispatched to Platinum str for an alarm activation the CMS Patrolman noticed that the garage roof and store room at the back of the...

Angel's Trumpets

Angel’s Trumpets

Angel’s Trumpets Angel’s Trumpets are one of the easiest plants to grow.  You can find it in bloom at many garden centres right now, even in Autumn. It looks so dramatic,  as its pendulous...

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...