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June 13, 2017

Shoprite’s new R5 meals meet market’s needs

The new R5 meals include:

• Fried fish – R5 • Potato hash brown – R2 • Chicken hotdog – R3.50 • Fried egg & tomato sandwich – R4 • Small pap – R2 • Pancake – R3 • Sweetcorn on a stick – R2.50 • Soup and igwinya (vetkoek) – R5 • Boiled egg and igwinya combo – R4

The retailer regularly subsidises the cost of basic food items and has extended its bread subsidy indefinitely, with its 600g in-house bakery bread retailing for just R4.99 since April 2016.

In addition, the Shoprite Group has a robust hunger relief programme in place to address the food security challenges faced by so many people across the African [...]

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June 13, 2017

Firefighters thanked for their brave efforts

Pretoria – Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has commended firefighters from the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working on Fire (WoF) programme for their brave efforts in providing assistance to fire authorities in the Eastern and Southern Cape.

“In one of the largest local deployment of firefighting services, WoF has deployed more than 800 firefighters in Knysna and Natures Valley. About 450 of these firefighters are in Knysna forming the bulk of firefighting efforts in the area.

“In the Sarah Baartman District, Working on Fire will have close to 400 firefighters assembled by this afternoon,” the department said.

The department said an [...]

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June 13, 2017

Subaru adds 2 STI models for ’18

Subaru of America will add two limited-run variants under its STI performance line for 2018.

The 2018 WRX STI Type RA builds on the WRX STI’s 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer engine by adding a cold-air intake and high-flow performance exhaust, improving horsepower to an estimated 310, Subaru said.

The RA designation, standing for “record attempt,” is a nod to past Subaru performance models. The automaker hopes to set a speed record this summer with a race model dubbed the WRX STI Type RA NBR Special.

As an appearance upgrade, the Type RA adds a carbon fiber roof panel, a carbon fiber pedestal wing and 19-inch forged alloy wheels. It uses a Cherry Blossom Red accent [...]

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June 13, 2017

10 health benefits of long-distance running

Long-distance running has a number of health benefits. Here’s a look at how running long distance can benefit you. Those of us on the couch watching runners start the Comrades Marathon, or following the action on social media, have probably asked ourselves repeatedly why anyone would put themselves through a gruelling 86km run.  Well, it turns out that there are a number of health benefits to long distance running.

According to an article published in the PIT Journal, long-distance running provides a number of physiological benefits for the human body. It stimulates the heart, respiratory system and the brain, and reduces cardiovascular mortality.

Here are 10 [...]

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