After a devastating miscarriage and multiple failed attempts at falling pregnant with Suffocate’s baby, Puleng visits an inyanga, to determine the cause. The inyanga gives Puleng dire news, but she is determined to find a solution.
She resorts to western medicine and steals some of Suffocate’s nail clippings to get a DNA test done. The DNA results come back with bad news: Suffo and Puleng’s DNA are incompatible and they will not be able to produce a baby. They suffer from a rare condition called ‘Alloimmune Implantation Dysfunction’, where the male partner’s genetic material it too similar to the recipient’s genotype. Continue reading
A total of 19 non-governmental organisations have qualified to receive aid from the City to help them deal with the expected influx of street people seeking shelter during the cold winter months. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate has officially launched its winter readiness programme to assist street people.
This year, the directorate is spending R699 000 in total on the programme. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) were required to apply for a share of the aid. A total of 30 applications were received and 19 applicants met the qualification criteria, including being registered NGOs or non-profit organisations, having facilities where people can overnight, and complying with all health and safety regulations. Continue reading
e.tv’s popular breakfast show Sunrise will refresh its look and feel from Monday, 06 June 2016.
The makeover will include fresh on air imaging, a new studio, an earlier start to your popular breakfast show and include the language news into the main show completing a three hour block.
The new show revamp will see the viewer’s wake up to a fresher, friendlier and homely look to the show. Viewers can still look forward to seeing their favourite presenters, Penny Lebyane, Faith Mangope and Mark Haskins bringing them the best in current affairs, entertainment and sports.
Sunrise will start at 05:30am from Monday, 6 June. The show will continue to inform and entertain viewers with their edgy content which include viewer participation with the use of social media and live telephone engagement. Continue reading
Joburgers are known to love a good party and its senior citizens are no different. On Wednesday, 1 June 2016, the festival will kick-off its Road to Standard Bank Joy of Jazz campaign with its community outreach programme, Jazz Cares.
To date, Jazz Cares has helped bring the arts as well as live entertainment to communities with limited access to amenities. Communities such as Diepsloot, Soweto, Alexandra and Newtown have seen its senior citizens, the disabled and community workers in hospices, orphanages and social welfare centres benefit from this annual Arts, Health & Lifestyle inspired programme.
“Through Jazz Cares we are able to include communities on the outskirts while expanding the circle of people given the opportunity to experience the richness of our country’s music and arts culture”, commented Standard Bank Executive Head: Group Brand and Sponsorship, Jenny Pheiffer.
Most South African men can tell you what’s in every obscure alcoholic drink and where you can get the best one, but if there’s one drink men should know more about, it’s Rooibos tea.
This June is National Men’s Health Month, which is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs and other educational activities to encourage men to make their health a priority.
Men’s health has already shown a steep decline in recent years as chronic lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and cancer tightens its grip. Aside from cigarette smoking and poor diet, alcoholism is considered a leading cause of many of these debilitating conditions.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently declared South Africa the drunkest country in Africa, consuming 27 litres of pure alcohol per capita annually, which is about 53% more than the rest of the continent. Continue reading
New reality TV kid on the block, e.tv’s Last Fighter Standing (LFS), announced on Wednesday that Hollywood actor and martial artist Michael Jai White has been signed as the lead presenter.
The 12-part reality show, which premieres on e.tv on Monday 25 July at 22:30, follows fighters from various martial art disciplines around the country in their quest to be crowned the Last Fighter Standing South African Champion 2016 – and win their share of R1 million.
Recently Statistics SA announced that the country’s unemployment rate had jumped in the first quarter of 2016 from 24.5% to 26.7%. This means that today there are 8.9 million South Africans who want to work, are able to work, but are not able to find employment and most of these willing citizens are of South Africa’s youth.
Besides data from other emerging world economies suggesting that entrepreneurial activity increases job security and contributes positively towards Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report notes that in South Africa such activity remains considerably low, and although it has increased marginally over the last 10 years, in 2014 it dropped by a staggering 34% (from 10.6% to 7%). The report further states that there has been an increase in women’s entrepreneurship primarily due to government support, but that the perception of opportunities to start a business, and confidence in one’s own abilities to do so, remains alarmingly low compared to other sub-Saharan African countries. Continue reading
Shipboard food was limited to what would keep in the course of prolonged voyages. Bread came in the form of hardtack or ‘ship’s biscuit’, rock hard squares of flour-and-water dough that after a few weeks at sea was inevitably infested with weevils. Beef was salted or dried and so tough that sailors often carved it into buttons and belt buckles. Beer, ale, and rum were the choice of drink since all kept better than fresh water. Continue reading