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June 12, 2017

New technologies to save water, Think Water Exhibition

CAPE TOWN – The need to keep saving water and using water sparingly remains as pressing as ever despite the recent rain, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille said on Sunday.

“Today [Sunday] I visited the city’s Think Water exhibition at the Canal Walk shopping centre where dozens of great water saving innovations were on display that can go a long way towards safeguarding our precious water resources,” she said.

“With level four water restrictions already implemented we all need to get our daily usage down to less than 100 litres per person per day in total, whether at work, home, school, or elsewhere. I would like to thank the many residents and businesses who have [...]

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June 12, 2017

15 Business Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

The biggest problem founders and small business owners have is that they’re experts in their field and novices in what it really takes to effectively run a business. That’s what usually trips them up, sooner or later. Don’t let that happen to you. Admit that you don’t know what you don’t know about business, starting with these 15 tips guaranteed to help keep you and your company out of hot water. Some are straightforward, others are counter intuitive, but they’re all true. And some day they’ll save your butt.

Always make sure there is and will be enough cash in the bank. Period. The most common business-failure mode, hands down, is running out of cash. If you know you’ve got [...]

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June 12, 2017

AB says a major trophy for SA ‘feels close’

London – This isn’t what AB de Villiers stopped playing Test cricket for.

The captain of South Africa came to the Champions Trophy believing his side had enough ammunition to end their 19-year trophy drought, saying “I got a good feeling about this one.” He was justified. In one-day internationals, he’s the No 1-rated batsman, two team-mates are in the top six, they have the top two bowlers, and the team’s ranked No 1. But it wasn’t enough, again, and South Africa crashed out in the first round at The Oval on Sunday, sent home by India for a third time in tournament history.

And it was the run out of De Villiers, one of the [...]

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June 12, 2017

Knysna suffers the fury of fire

Minutes before Madré Johnston and her husband Tony burnt to death outside their home in Elandskraal near Knysna, she sent a final text message to her neighbours saying that she could see a “glow” approaching. Madré was eight months pregnant. That afternoon, they would have celebrated their son Michael’s third birthday. “Morning,” she greeted her neighbour Anton du Plessis by WhatsApp. “We can see a red glow approaching from Uschi’s side, this morning. Looks as if the fire is burning. It’s still too dark to see the full extent. Will let you know as soon as we can see.” Uschi Schultz was one of the couple’s neighbours. Du Plessis said that about 20 minutes later, at about 06:35, the [...]

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