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    Circumcision: my son (5) mutilated

    It should have been a simple procedure – only minutes in the operating theatre, a little antiseptic and it would all be over. Then the woman in the waiting room heard her son’s hysterical cries...

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    Electricity: switch to solar and save

    Unaffordable, impractical, ineffective. That’s how many families felt about solar energy as an alternative to Eskom power. As for solar geysers – eish, they’re expensive! Now, with Eskom having had tariff hikes approved and doubling...

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    Farewell to brave teen Vincent

    is bedroom is decorated with flags of his favourite rugby team, the Cheetahs, and jars of marbles and tops line the shelves. Towards the back of one shelf, half hidden, stands a Batman action figure....

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    2010 World Cup: the cost debate

    How time flies – we’ve reached the symbolic 100 days-to-go marker in the countdown to the 2010 Fifa World Cup kickoff. And most South Africans seem proud of the buzz around the world’s biggest sport...

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    President Julius Malema?

    Recently it seemed allegations about Julius Malema’s extravagant lifestyle might damage his popularity – but he faced up to his critics and toughed it out. When Jacob Zuma was accused of rape many said, “Guilty...

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    Advocate Barbie’s mom speaks out

    SUSAN LEMMER, mother of Cézanne Visser – widely known as Advocate Barbie – describes seeing her daughter being sentenced to seven years in jail as the blackest day of her life. After the sentencing in...

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    Advocate Barbie’s mom speaks out

    SUSAN LEMMER, mother of Cézanne Visser – widely known as Advocate Barbie – describes seeing her daughter being sentenced to seven years in jail as the blackest day of her life. After the sentencing in...

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    Blind love

    Everyone’s eyes are on the chestnut mare and her rider. As befits a lady and national triple-gait champion saddler Lady Domain looks every inch the aristocrat. Her head is held high, her ears are pointed...

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    Slimming pills in the spotlight

    The advertisement instantly caught Mandy Saayman’s attention. “Forget about demanding gym sessions, starvation diets and those continuous feelings of frustration and heartbreak,” the ad declared. Mandy (45), a Pretoria lawyer, didn’t need much encouragement to...

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    ‘Angel’ dies in orphanage fire

    arel de Haas will never forget his predawn stop to fill his car with diesel on his way to work at Ingogo in KZN. A man rushed up to say a house on a smallholding...

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    Keep it zipped, Mr Prez!

    Dear President Zuma, I won’t address you as Father of the Nation because I know you don’t like formalities. I treasure your allowing me to still call you by your Zulu name, Innocent. For all...

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    Wedding winners serenaded by Kurt

    soft breeze wafts through the willows on the shore of the lake below Paarl Rock mountain. It’s late afternoon in the Cape Winelands and time has stood still for the more than 120 guests who...

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