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Saturday Star

Saturday Star

Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Saturday Star remains the best-selling Saturday paper in the country. It is an indispensable weekend read. It includes hard news from across the country, the best weekend sports coverage.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Independent Media Pty Ltd
Frequency:
Weekly
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3 min.
how desperate kenyan mom of five found her blessing

NAIROBI, Kenya: It was a cold night with blustering winds, and the two women were taking a risky short cut along a railway line, past a festering garbage dump, far from the relative safety of the slum’s busy main road. They kept their heads down as their hearts raced. A stray dog insistently barked. All reason would have advised against stopping, but something about the way the dog barked made Hyrine Mita think twice and walk toward it. She is a woman of passionate Christian faith, and she would later say that God had intervened. The dog, it turned out, was barking at a newborn girl, abandoned amid discarded milk packets, tattered hair extensions and decaying food waste. Her shivering body was wrapped in a dirty, wet towel. Her stomach was still…

1 min.
3 things to watch this week

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 Work In Progress S1: M-NET at 10.30pm The season premiere of this uniquely human comedy follows Abby, a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 Cheeky Palate: 1Magic at 7pm Phat Joe invites celebrity guests to “his” lush house for a three-course meal, drinks and conversation. They spend the hour discussing topical issues, from news headlines to their careers, while acclaimed chef and author Lentswe Bhengu whips up their dinner. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 I Still Believe: M-NET at 8.05 Based on real-life events, I Still Believe is an inspiringly touching love story about how the Christian music star Jeremy Camp handled a love loss by keeping hope alive.…

3 min.
wills are vital in transferring wealth to the next generation

IT IS a fact that most people fail to plan. One cannot help but wonder why people commit to a lifetime of creating wealth but do not take the time to draft a will to deal with their assets when they die. Wills play a vital role in transferring wealth from one generation to the next. Anyone who is 16 years or older and of sound mind can make a will. It is important that the person who drafts the document fully understands your personal situation, knows what kind of assets will be dealt with in terms of the will, and has the legal knowledge and experience to draft a will that meets your needs. It is now possible to have a will drafted online. This is quick and easy, provided you…

4 min.
‘zulu irishman’ flies sa flag

IRISH-SOUTH African MMA fighter Frans Mlambo may have a distinctly Zulu name but he has an Irish accent which is as strong as Conor McGregor’s. Interestingly, Mlambo trains out of the Straight Blast Gym (SBG) in Ireland, the same gym that has produced UFC legend McGregor. Most South Africans who migrate to Europe usually end up with a hybrid South African/European accent. That is not the case with Mlambo. Without knowledge of his surname, one wouldn’t believe he was born in South Africa. The 29-year-old spent the first 11 years of his life in South Africa before moving to Ireland. “When I came over to Ireland, my mom and my little brother were already here for a while. I flew over by myself when I was 11 to come over to Ireland,” said…

1 min.
jones in line for test appearances record

WALES captain Alun Wyn Jones did not want to dwell on equalling the record for the most Test appearances when he leads his country against France today, but reiterated his commitment to continue playing at the age of 35. “I’m very fortunate again to put on the red of Wales but I’m probably past my days of looking back too far and (instead) I’m looking forward and that’s what I’ll focus on,” he told reporters at the Stade de France yesterday. Jones will play his 148th Test, which includes nine for the British & Irish Lions, to move level with former New Zealand captain Richie McCaw. He will have the chance to take the record outright when Wales host Scotland in the Six Nations next weekend. “I’m more excited about Zammo (Louis Rees-Zammit)…