Wednesday, November 13, 2019

This SA-designed zero-energy house excelled in African solar design competition

A zero-energy house designed and built by students at Cape Town and Stellenbosch universities has won acclaim in Africa’s first solar design competition. House Mahali...

Groote Schuur unveils cancer machine that can treat 40 patients a...

Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town has unveiled a new radiotherapy machine worth R36m that can treat up to 40 patients a day. Prof Jeannette...

Never too late: 75-year-old gets admitted as an attorney

Emmanuel Gaza, 75 years old, saved up for 40 years to fulfil his dream of becoming an attorney. Last week, he finally achieved his...

Vaal River’s Deneysville castle remains neglected without an owner

Auctioneers of the castle on the banks of the Vaal River in Deneysville in the Free State are still taking offers for the property,...

Don’t switch off your child’s life – help them use smartphones...

A new breed of experts is trying to bridge the digital divide between parents and 'screenagers' on the positive and responsible use of smartphones When...

WATCH | Baboon gatecrashes restaurant, guzzles down bolognaise

https://youtu.be/O-Rt3NyKOv4 A baboon enjoyed a relaxed lunch at Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia in Cape Town on August 31 2019 Guests enjoying a meal at Jonkershuis...

In new game ‘Ms Monopoly,’ women make more money than men

In the latest update of the classic board game Monopoly unveiled on Tuesday, the trademark real estate tycoon has been replaced by his socially-minded...

Spread good coffee culture vibes everywhere

  I’m going to write this week’s article back to front and start by saying that if you enjoy instant coffee, that is absolutely fine. Coffee,...

Pure coffee easy to brew at home

Coffee is the world’s No1-selling beverage, and  if we look closer to home, its popularity in SA  is growing by the day. Internationally, the world...

GALLERY: Winning Brew Prizewinners

Watch this space to see who of our entrants will walk away with the grand prize of a Jura WE6 automatic coffee machine valued...

Win a coffee machine worth R15,000

Stand a chance of winning one of our weekly prizes as well as the main prize – an awesome Jura WE6 automatic coffee machine...

Read coffee labels carefully

What is Italian coffee, or an What is  Italian blend? Yes, I have heard of an Italian roast. The latter refers to a very dark...

Barack Obama’s basketball jersey sells for R1.8m

A basketball jersey once owned by former US president Barack Obama sold Monday for $120,000 (about R1.8m), according to the Dallas auction house that...

These robo-shorts help runners get ahead

Once confined to comic books, exosuits that enhance a wearer's physical abilities took a step forward as researchers unveiled a pair of robotic shorts...

How to deal with red and blue lights

SA drivers do not always show courtesy and respect to emergency vehicles SA drivers have gained some notoriety for not always showing courtesy and respect  to emergency...

SA takes on the world in Spirit of Africa competition

This year's event will be contested in 3.0 V6 VW Amaroks for the first time Volkswagen's International Spirit of Amarok competition celebrates its fifth edition...

No magic cure to stop the beetle that’s mercilessly killing trees...

Experimental treatment to save trees not proven No treatment has been proven to save trees infested by the polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) beetle, says...

Play with Ross, Rachel & the rest: Lego creates ‘Friends’ 25th...

While Friends has been off the air for a decade and a half, the chances that an episode is currently on a TV set somewhere in...

Debt review: A survival kit

Consumer champion Wendy Knowler explains everything you need to know What do people newly under debt review find hardest to do without? “The ability to take...

Carnage in Cape Town’s luxury home market as sellers slash prices...

Property prices have crashed in some of Cape Town’s priciest suburbs as demand evaporates. Sellers on the Atlantic seaboard and in upper Constantia have cut...

Ed Sheeran’s enjoyed a meal at one of these new vegan...

The Kind Kitchen and Sunshine Food Co's creative dishes are packed with loads of flavour and appeal to vegans and 'carnists' alike Whether you live...

Glimmer of hope as Italy battles ‘olive tree leprosy’

Working in an arid Italian field of crumbly soil, agronomists are battling a rampant bacterium that has already infected millions of olive trees and...

Wow! Here’s what a record-breaking ring with 7,777 diamonds looks like

The Lotus Temple Ring recently broke the Guinness world record for the 'most diamonds set in one ring' – and it's going on sale...

Nearly half of SA’s travellers prefer visa-free destinations: Study

At least 49% of South African travellers prefer overseas destinations with no visa requirements because of the financial burdens and time constraints that come...

Instagram and WhatsApp: The names they are a changin’

Social networking giant Facebook will be adding its name to WhatsApp and Instagram, executives have confirmed. The Verge reports that the new names will be Instagram...

Author speaks on the power of the pitch

There was much enthusiasm on display at the EL ICC last week when the Daily Dispatch hosted their third annual Business Summit under the...

Borrowing levels rise as consumers use credit for household expenses

As consumer demand for credit remains high‚ delinquencies for most credit products have increased in the past year‚ consumer credit reporting agency TransUnion said. It...

Top speakers at business summit

The annual Daily Dispatch Business Summit will take be taking place at the East London International Convention Centre (ICC) on Thursday July 25. The theme...

Early Bird subscribers receive best-selling books at Daily Dispatch Business Summit

Early bird subscribers to this year’s Daily Dispatch Business Summit taking place on Thursday July 25 at the East London ICC will get to...

Local businesswoman nabs top award

East London businesswoman Poonam Harry-Nana has been awarded the University of Stellenbosch (USB) Business School Director's Award for the top student in any programme...

Expo well-supported

Small to medium businesses had an opportunity to showcase their services at the inaugural Local Yokel Business Expo that took place at Beacon Bay...

Armies of greying managers forced to march on

Friends of ours who have just arrived back from a visit to family in Australia say the employment situation there is as tenuous as...

How companies cause burnout in their workers

Anyone who has ever held a job before knows about burnout, either by experiencing it themselves or by watching someone else succumb to it....

Makers of load-shedding app expect one million users by end of...

At first it was just an idea between two friends who wanted an app to help simplify the load-shedding schedule. Today more than 500‚000...

Eskom ‘technically insolvent’‚ won’t survive beyond April

Eskom is technically insolvent and at the current trajectory it will not survive beyond April 2019. Acting DG of the department of public enterprises Thuto...

More young SA professionals see better career prospects overseas

More young South African working professionals are willing to relocate for work compared to their contemporaries around the rest of the world but‚ disturbingly‚...

SPAR EC recognised for fighting plastic pollution

SPAR Eastern Cape shone on the global stage when they won the award for consumer engagement in plastic reduction in recognition of their Stop...

SA claws its way out of recession with 2.2% GDP growth

GDP rose 2.2% in the third quarter, data from Statistics SA showed on Tuesday. This was better than expectations. A Bloomberg consensus was 1.9%, with...

Takealot’s Black Friday hits major glitches

Takealot issued an apology just an hour into Black Friday‚ after consumers complained that they could not make purchases and that their credit cards...

SAPS chair business owners meeting

The Acting Cluster Commander Brigadier Kanuka chaired a business owners meeting at the East London Board Room on Thursday November 22. He sensitized owners on...

Load-shedding is back‚ as Eskom cuts power from the grid

Eskom announced it would be implementing stage 1 rotational load-shedding as of Sunday. The power utility said the power cuts would start at 12.15pm and...

BCM business is taking a beating

Business within the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM) is taking a beating but we shouldn’t give up hope just yet, says Border Kei Chamber...

R4m tourism hub a gateway to EL

Buffalo City Metro (BCM) launched a R4m tourism hub at the Orient Beach Pools Complex in East London last Friday. Described as a gateway to...

Clash action lawsuit looming for Tiger Brands over listeriosis outbreak

October looks set to be a roller coaster month for Tiger Brands. As the food giant prepares to reopen its polony factories‚ seven months after...

Study identifies leading companies for LGBTI+ staff in SA

South Africa’s first Workplace Equality Index (SAWEI) has identified some of the leading companies in the country for LGBTI+ employees. The project‚ which released its...

Just one in five South African execs are women: PwC

Women represent just 20% of senior management and executives in South Africa. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) made the finding in a recent survey of the pay data...

Glass recycling service breaks through

DNF waste and environmental services, based in East London, has added yet another recycling programme to its repertoire. Glass, which would usually be sent to...

Land expropriation threatens stability‚ says Institute of Race Relations

The way the question of land expropriation without compensation was being handled threatened the country’s stability‚ the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR)...

What are the safety concerns about trains in SA?

It remains unclear precisely what “safety concerns” led to the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) to not renew the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s...

High risk of load shedding as pay dispute trips up Eskom

Eskom has warned of a high probability of load shedding on Tuesday as a strike continues over wages at the power utility. The potential return...