Cape Argus 2021-12-03

The Cape Argus newspaper is a dynamic city newspaper that now offers a morning edition as well as its traditional afternoon offering, in a US broadsheet (54×8) design. It is aimed at the middle to upper income groups and seeks to lead debate in and about the city and to cover issues that are relevant to its market. It prides itself in not only excelling in covering serious, general and political news from the region, but also entertainment and sport.

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253 期号


‘legacy’ shortlived as viewers show little interest

Debashine Thangevelo Fans of Legacy aren’t surprised by the telenovela being canned by Multi- Choice after two seasons as rumours have been rife about plummeting viewer- ship figures. It’s sad, though, as Legacy has bagged the crème de la crème of South Africa’s actors – Kgomotso Christopher, Mary Ann Barlow, Michelle Botes, Dawid Minaar, Lunga Shabalala and Neil McCarthy – and notable guests. In recent weeks, Terrence Bridgett made his entry as Gordon’s long-lost love, Ramon, Lalla Hirayama joined as Akari Nakamura, Vignette Ebrahim sauntered on to screens as Marie Fortune, Camilla Waldman made her debut as Dimitra and even Nico Panagio made a welcome return to acting as Detective Marco Andino. At the 15th South African Film and Television Awards ceremony earlier this year, Legacy bagged 12 nominations…

event shows why queer spaces are important

Vogue Nights finally made its way to Cape Town and presented queer joy spectacularly on Saturday. As one of the biggest queer events in the country, the ballroom-centric night was set to arrive in the Mother City earlier this year but was postponed due to the rise of the Delta variant and South Africa’s move to a higher lockdown level in response to the 3rd wave. The queer community and allies from across the city came together to celebrate one of the biggest parts of the queer culture: the ballroom scene. And when we say the LGBTQI+ community were there, we mean the entire community. In something that happens rarely, the crowd featured every gender identity, from transmen to transwomen, non-binary folk, genderqueer and cisgender, across the spectrum of sexuality…

record spike in pollination demand puts honeybees in danger

THE demand for commercial polli- nation services in South Africa has reached “colossal” levels. Farmers are worried that beekeepers won’t keep up, but honeybee advocates have another concern: the honey bees, which will be pushed to the brink to meet farmer needs. With an overdemand for and undersupply of pollination services, the operators could triple their annual output to take advantage of the burgeoning demand – but that doesn’t bode well for the bees. “The demand for the pollination industry is colossal,” says John Thornton, who operates Garden Route Honey Producers, a honeybee queen rearing business in Port Elizabeth. Orders for Thornton’s queen-right colonies have been increasing at an astonishing rate, as commercial polli- nators expand their apiaries to keep up. Thornton says that, due to shifts in the global…

fuel retailers ask government for greater support

Given Majola FUEL retailers are appealing to the government to support their sector citing that the lack of its assistance hindered all attempts to transform the sector. The fuel retail business management services partner PetroConnect’s co-founder and director, Mark Harper, said this week that new retailers had to go through too much already, and on top of it all had to deal with other challenges exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. “We offer mentorship to the retailers and we experience this pressure from them in the light of these challenges,“ Harper said. He told Business Report that fuel retailers were still suffering with the effects of dropped fuel sales due to the pandemic, coupled with the effects and the after-effects of the July unrest that hit KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Sales…

what to watch on tv tonight

THE PURSUIT OF LOVE SHOWMAX Set in Europe between the two World Wars, it follows the adventures and misadventures of the fearless Linda Radlett and her best friend and cousin, Fanny Logan, as they seek out the ideal husband. RED NOTICE NETFLIX An FBI profiler pursuing the world’s most wanted art thief becomes his reluctant partner in crime to catch an elusive crook who’s always one step ahead. HIGH ROAD TO CHINA KIX, DSTV CHANNEL 114, 7PM In this classic 1983 adventure film set in the 1920s, spoilt heiress Evie Tozer (Bess Armstrong) hires drunk, roguish biplane pilot Patrick O'Malley (Tom Selleck) and his sidekick to find her missing father in China, before she loses her fortune to Daddy’s scheming business partner, Bentik (Robert Morley).…

natasha thahane ‘clears the air’ on her government funding drama

Liam Karabo Joyce Actress Natasha Thahane has finally cleared the air on claims she made this week that saw her top the trends list on social media. In an interview on Podcast and Chill with MacG, Natasha claimed she received funds from the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture towards her studies at the New York Film Academy with the help of politician Baleka Mbete. “I asked Mam’ Baleka (Mbete) and was like, ‘Mama, I need to go back to school. I’ve been accepted ... I don’t know what I’m going to do, can I have funds? Please arrange something for me.’ She managed to speak to (the department of) Arts and Culture and they gave me funding,” she said. Her claims caused an uproar on social media with…