The Good Life

Tue
04
Aug

News update

News around South Africa

Last week we heard of the tragic passing of one of South Africa’s cricket legends, Clive Rice. After suffering with brain tumours for some time, he passed away at the age of 66. Members of the Parliamentary Protection Services have been suspended after it was alledged that a burglary had taken place in the office of Julius Malema. Oscar Pistorius is set to be freed from prison in the next few weeks, whereafter the appeal by the state will continue. If found guilty of murder through the appeal, he will be back to prison for a very long time.

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Mon
20
Jul

What a Week in SA!

Weekly news SA

South Africa is the first country on the African continent to receive it’s offical licence to fly a drone. The licence was issued to Ms Nicole Swart on the 10th July. Drones can be used highly effectively in fighting crime as was shown on Carte Blanche a few weeks ago, as well as for corporate and leisure activities. In Johannesburg two trains collided at the Booysens station on Friday with at least 250 people sustaining injuries from the incident. One of the trains had derailed and an investigation is underway as to the cause of the incident.

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Mon
13
Jul

What a Week in SA!

Weekly news SA |

Last week we read about how South Africans are taking to technology to help them fight crime with the use of an app which keeps track of criminals in the act. We also heard how the taxis that were impounded earlier this month in Mamelodi have been returned to the taxi operators. The taxi operators then apologised to the public for the violence and are said to return to normal service soon. Although they’re only trying to earn a miniscule living, those windo washers at intersections can get a little bit pushy and are quite annoying.

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Mon
06
Jul

Another week in SA

Weekly news SA

In Mamelodi last week violence erupted with taxi operators attacking Putco buses and barricading roads in the town. The taxi operators were also telling people not to use the buses, but to use taxis instead. Reportedly the driver of one of the buses was killed and passengers were wounded. While in Durban a man was fighting off an intruder in his home, when his brave Bull Mastiff came to the aid of his owner. Both survived the ordeal with minor injuries.

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Thu
02
Jul

Sex Education: Dare we? Do we? Do you?

Sex education | SA Men

Over the last decade, the South African Department of Education has introduced a subject called Life Orientation into the school curriculum. The aim of this was to educate and teach pupils regarding essential life skills, from how to work an ATM to how to organise a party. Turns out, the only topics taught were Sex and AIDS.

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Thu
02
Jul

Is an affair ever a good idea?

Affairs - bad idea all round

An affair takes place when a person who is in an official relationship, like a marriage or engagement or a long, steady relationship, is seeing another individual for relations outside of the original relationship. And (Ooh!), we all know that having an affair is ‘taboo’! Really, that is the one place you shouldn’t go and the one thing you shouldn’t do!

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Wed
01
Jul

Employer or Employee - who are you meant to be?

Employer or Employee | SA Men

The relationship between employers and employees has seen a massive power-shift over the last fifteen years, with employees enjoying more influence over their work environment. Employers have had to keep with the times in order to ensure good staff retention by providing telecommuting, flexi hour options, positive supervisor relations, tuition assistance and mentoring programs. Employees have realised how important a good family-work balance is and employers are starting to oblige in order to ensure a happy workforce.

Being an employer pro’s & con’s

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Mon
29
Jun

What a Week in SA!

Weekly news SA

The Marikana report was released last week and according to media reports, is riddled with controversy. The families of the victims were not notified of the release and certain parties who were expected to take responsibility have been let off scott-free.

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Thu
25
Jun

What is Love?

What is love? | SA Men

Love. What is it? This might sound a bit too "fluffy" for you guys, but hear me out. This centre of who we are has been described in love songs, is referred to in daily conversation, but has no physical or verbal description of its origin, location or function. Yet, the emotion contained in our hearts can drive people to fits of frenzy and acts of madness, can fill one with boundless joy, encompassing ones very being, or fill it with so much sorrow that it feels as if the whole body is succumbing to the physical pain of it.

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Mon
22
Jun

News roundup

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Last week in the news, we read a few heartwarming stories of how a jobless man followed his dreams and is now receiving the payoff for doing just that. We also read how some of South Africa’s top CEO’s braved the Joburg winter on the streets, in order to raise money for charity. The initiative was highly successful and raised a large amount of funds for Girls and Boys Town. On Saturday, a brave 40 year old man managed to foil a hijacking near Alexandra, wounding one of the perpetrators.

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