Robberies hit the Claremont area

TAURIQ HASSENThe condition of an elderly couple from Claremont who were attacked in their Washintgon Street home last week, has been described as “serious...

New tunes from the Simon van Gend Band

JOHN HARVEYObservatory singer-songwriter Simon van Gend reminds one of a time when music was made for music’s sake - a forgotten era when the...

Meet the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

JOHN HARVEY Despite having won two Fleur du Cap Awards previously, South African theatre personality Jonathan Roxmouth is still “nervous” ahead of this year’s...

How to grow ‘edibles’ during water restrictions

OWN CORRESPONDENT With much of the country suffering the effects of drought, the City of Cape Town implemented Level 2 water restrictions at the...

Education initiative aims to help schools succeed

JOHN HARVEYIn a world that has all but accepted that acts of kindness take a back seat to the demands of everyday life,...

Deadline for comment on fracking plan

JOHN HARVEY The controversial issue of hydraulic fracturing - or “fracking” - of the Karoo took centre stage at the Claremont civic centre last...

Be cautious when banking online

Robert Matzdorff, RondeboschThomas Rajna’s surprisingly fiery attack on Standard Bank (“Poor service”, Tatler, February 11) has motivated me to point out that one’s bank...

UCT anti-rape campaign rapes

JOHN HARVEY“Enough is enough.” That is the message from the University of Cape Town student leaders, who this week announced a sweeping campaign to...

Tips to help gardeners save water

STAFF REPORTERWith much of the country suffering the effects of drought, the City of Cape Town implemented Level 2 water restrictions at the beginning...

New UCT dean of law sets transformation goal

TAURIQ HASSENProfessor Penelope Andrews has been appointed as UCT’s new dean of law, officially taking up her position last month after returning from America. There,...