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Weekend Argus Saturday

Weekend Argus Saturday


Top stories and features from Cape Town's favourite weekend paper since 1911.

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South Africa
Independent Media Pty Ltd
R 19,99
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52 Issues

in this issue

1 min
an offer to visit: fully furnished, classy hotel

A boutique hotel in Knysna will be going under the Rawson Auctions Western Cape hammer on Wednesday. The double-storey hotel, on Bosbou Street in Knysna central, spans 1 566m² and is on an erf of 5 084m². It comprises 17 bedrooms; a fully licensed restaurant; an entertainment area and pub; a fully equipped kitchen (all appliances included); ample parking; a braai area and a large pool with sunbathing area. There is also a conference centre, with its own kitchen, which can cater for big events. All the furniture will be included in the sale. Downstairs are three elite suites with yellowwood flooring, all with en suite bathrooms; eight double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms; the restaurant and the kitchen. Upstairs are six double en suite bedrooms. All the bedrooms are…

1 min
clothing manufacturer’s assets set to go

Michael James Organisation auctioning the entire assets of clothing manufacturing company Al’s Clothing in a liquidation matter on Thursday at 10am. The sale is on site, at 781 Voortrekker Road, Maitland. Among the items on offer will be industrial sewing machines, including Singer, Brother, Consew, Toyota, Tomsew, Juki, Adler, Yamato, Kansai, Pegasus, Siribu, Harrison, Rimoldi, Ingtex and Durkopp. There will also be plain, differential, quick-stop, edge cutter, two-needle and four-needle, cover-seam, safety-stitch, safety-mock, overlocker top-feed, buttonhole, bar-tack, loop, elasticator, cutting, straight and round-knife and blind- stick machines. Other lots include cotton rollers, stud machines, cloth drills, Meyer fusing presses, bagging machines, Sussman 136KW boiler, Comel vacuum steam irons and ironing stations, Katz pressing station, cutting tables, industrial racking, compressors, railings, wire lockers, canteen tables and chairs, workshop tools, office furniture,…

1 min
places to consider calling home

BidX1’s online property auction on Thursday sees several homes on sale in various regions, including the Western Cape and Eastern Cape. In Gonubie, a seaside village near East London, a luxury, double-storey mansion with six bedrooms, all en suite, set in 2 000m² of garden, is to go under the hammer. There is a second four-bedroom home on the property. “This property is ideal as a B&B, for extended family, or for additional income,” says MC du Toit, BidX1 South Africa chief executive. In Sardinia Bay, Gqeberha, an upmarket five-bedroom house plus a two-bedroom cottage, stables, paddocks and landscaped garden is for sale. It is set on four hectares of lush lawns with camps suitable for horses, livestock or tunnel farming. It has borehole water, water tanks, 3-phase electricity and…

5 min
olympic stars you’ve got to catch

BIKINI wars, no-sex beds and an offensive joker who had no one laughing, the week leading up to yesterday’s Olympic Games opening in Tokyo, Japan, played out like made-for-TV drama. Already under the cosh after a year-long delay due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Tokyo 2020 (plus 1), opened sans the usual pomp and ceremony reserved for the world’s grandest show of athletic prowess and human endurance, with only a fraction of participating athletes in an almost empty stadium. The director of the Games opening and closing ceremonies was given the boot on Wednesday, just two days before kick-off of the grand event, over a past Holocaust joke. Kentaro Kobayashi was lambasted by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a US-based Jewish rights NGO, over his use of the phrase “Let’s play…

4 min
britney conservatorship: why it was open to abuse

Naomi Cahn | The Conversation “I’M HERE to get rid of my dad and charge him with conservatorship abuse,” Britney Spears told a California court on July 14. She said that he was ruining her life, and in previous testimony she claimed that a team led by her father controlled her schedule, prevented her from having another baby and bullied her. She may soon get her wish after the judge in the case said she could hire her own lawyer, former prosecutor Mathew Rosengart, who plans to file paperwork soon to end the conservatorship on her behalf. To terminate a conservatorship, California law simply requires the filing of a petition demonstrating that it is no longer required. Spears’ case is unusual: conservatorships are typically not imposed on someone who doesn’t have…

1 min
jason sudeikis explains his golden globes hoodie

Jason Sudeikis has explained why he wore a hoodie to the Golden Globes. The 2021 awards were held remotely via Zoom due to the Covid-19 pandemic and although Jason, 45, had originally planned to wear a Tom Ford suit, at the last minute he changed into a tie-dyed hoodie made by his sister's clothing company. Jason explained that as the Los Angeles-based ceremony took place in the middle of the night for him in London – where he was filming Ted Lasso at the time – he felt weird about wearing a suit in the living room of his rented flat. He told GQ.com: "I wore that hoodie because I didn't wanna f****** wear the f****** top half of a Tom Ford suit. I love Tom Ford suits. But it…