Water biggest issue in Karoo ‘fracking’ debate
THE moratorium on the exploration of the Karoo for gas needs to be lifted so that further studies on the process can be done. This is according to Dr Danie Vermeulen, director of the Institute for Groundwater Studies at the University of the Free State.
Afghan civilian massacre sparks calls for early US exit
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – The massacre of 16 villagers by a U.S. soldier has triggered angry calls for an immediate American exit from Afghanistan as Washington tries to negotiate a long-term presence to keep the country from sliding into chaos again.
Kariega rhinos all dehorned
IN a delicate and controversial 20-minute procedure, wildlife officials surgically dehorned the remaining horned rhinos at the Kariega Private Game Reserve in an attempt to deter poaching.
PE book fair to promote reading
THE Eastern Cape’s matric results are deteriorating year after year partly because the province lacks a “culture of reading”.
ANC councillors killed in crash
THREE ANC councillors died instantly and others were seriously injured when the minibus taxi they were travelling in overturned on the R72 road in Alexandria at the weekend.
Sports Minister in sex scandal
Married Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula – who last night celebrated his 40th birthday with a lavish party
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