IN THE first half of the 20th Century, malaria wreaked havoc through much of the new world. Some 21 000 people were hospitalised with malaria during the
Aakash Bramdeo is a former colleague from e.tv news who moved on to the SABC before being offered the editorship of Post in Durban — which was the newspaper which published my first story back in 1980. Before accepting the job, Aakash picked my brain as to what he could do to make the paper relevant to a wider readership. "Get a columnist who reflects the audience you're trying to attract," I said.
Shortly after accepting the position of editor, Aakash called me and asked, "when can you start?"
"View from the Top" ran in Post every week from 1 May 2011 to 9 April 2014 (which coincided with Aakash's departure from Post to edit the Sunday Tribune).
Kalyan Banerjee, current president of Rotary International, will be visiting South Africa next week. He’s a remarkable human being and I could devote weeks
THE breakfast team at my radio station have a weekly feature called “Ask the CEO”. They call me, live on air, and ask me to answer random questions on just
South Africa, like most other countries, has a routine notification system for reporting certain medical conditions. The 2003 Health Act lists the conditions that need to be notified to the National Department of Health, how soon after diagnosis, and the information
The question was posed to me earlier today: “Do you think Zuma will get a second term?”
If you’ve ever driven the N3 from Durban to Johannesburg, some 2,5km before the town of Van Reenen is a severely potholed unmarked exit on the left.
If two minibus taxis each travelling at 60 kilometres per hour in opposite directions have a head-on collision at the top of a blind rise after one of the
Not many of us today remember the name of Samuel Pierpont Langley who was born 1834 and died early 1906. Langley was an American academic, astronomer, physicist, inventor of the bolometer who attempted to make a working piloted heavier-than-air aircraft – what we today call an airplane.
Not many people have the ability to connect the dots linking seemingly unrelated happenings.
Welcome, class, to the start of another school year. I’m your substitute teacher for this week. Today, we are going to start by doing a very simple exercise in arithmetic. “Arithmetic” means “the branch of mathematics dealing with the properties and manipulation of numbers”.