A US judge Tuesday approved the $85 billion merger of wireless and broadband giant AT&T with media-entertainment conglomerate Time Warner, delivering a stinging rebuke to Donald Trump's administration in its first major antitrust challenge.
Karoo Food, by Graaff-Reinet based foodie, chef and seasoned ‘Karooster’, Gordon Wright, sure is one meaty tome. Launched at the annual Stoep Tasting Wine Weekend in Graaff-Reinet, one of the oldest and most beautiful towns in the country, the book deserves to become a South African classic.
There are bound to be glitches and snafus during the massive migration of the payment of social grants to some 17 million beneficiaries from CPS/Net1 through SAPO and other banking infrastructure by September 2018. Eternal vigilance will have to be the watchword. In May, a suspected attempted fraud involving 4,000 names on the Sassa database was thwarted when Sassa internal controls red-flagged the suspicious activity.
A month has passed since the shock attack on a Shi’a mosque near Verulam which killed one man and left two more badly wounded. Nobody has been arrested, and the Hawks will say only that the investigation is continuing. Meanwhile, tensions are flaring within the Muslim community – as leaders pushing for Sunni-Shi’a harmony say they are experiencing intense backlash from certain quarters.
How do gay South African Muslims negotiate the seemingly irreconcilable divide between their sexual orientation and their religion? Are attitudes towards homosexuality as hardline among ordinary Muslims as those preached from the pulpit? And can things ever change?
On 12 June, US President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong Un – after a year and a half of huffing and puffing and waving their red buttons at each other – finally actually really met in a luxury hotel in Singapore and achieved a photo opportunity, a handshake and a look at Trump’s presidential limo, “The Beast”. At least initially, the meeting achieved the possibility of future meetings and the possibility of a tangible outcome. Some day.