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Monday, 8 March 2021 / 24 Rajab 1442 AH


The Backlog of Potholes in Johannesburg

By Mumtaz Moosa Saley

Driving in many areas of Gauteng is like playing a game of dodge the pothole! For many motorists, this dangerous game has become a daily occurrence and as things go, it seems as if though, taxpaying citizens may have to wait longer before any effort is made to change this situation.

Johannesburg Road Agency is unable to produce asphalt at its multi-million rand plant that was acquired in 2017. As the lockdown levels ease and the Road Agency has said it was dealing with the backlog, caused by a shortage of materials, however, according to mainstream media this was not the case. The reality is that not a single grain of asphalt had been produced in the last five months at the plant in Johannesburg. read more

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Hula Hoop Patented

March 5, 1963: the Hula Hoop, a hip-swivelling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the company’s co-founder, Arthur “Spud” Melin. An estimated 25 million Hula Hoops were sold in its first four months of production alone.

In 1948, friends Arthur Melin and Richard Knerr founded a company in California to sell a slingshot they created to shoot meat up to falcons they used for hunting. The company’s name, Wham-O, came from the sound the slingshots supposedly made. Wham-O eventually branched out from slingshots, selling boomerangs and other sporting goods. Its first hit toy, a flying plastic disc known as the Frisbee, debuted in 1957. The Frisbee was originally marketed under a different name, the Pluto Platter, in an effort to capitalize on America’s fascination with UFOs.

Melin and Knerr were inspired to develop the Hula Hoop after they saw a wooden hoop that Australian children twirled around their waists during gym class. Wham-O began producing a plastic version of the hoop, dubbed “Hula” after the hip-gyrating Hawaiian dance of the same name, and demonstrating it on Southern California playgrounds. Hula Hoop mania took off from there.

The enormous popularity of the Hula Hoop was short-lived and within a matter of months, the masses were on to the next big thing. However, the Hula Hoop never faded away completely and still has its fans today.




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A Selection of Chicken Fillings for Pies

Chicken filling for pies 
Make vagaar with ghee only. Marinate chicken fillet with green masala, salt, chicken spice, salt and mustard powder. Cook chicken with all these ingredients then add about 2 tblsp of sago which u soak in water for a while  Lastly add green chutney, mustard sauce and lemon juice  Cut greens and fill pies.

Chicken sausage rolls
1/2kg mushrooms chopped and sauteed in salt, pepper and olive oil 1kg chicken mince, 1/2 cup spring onions, 2eggs, 1 ½  tsp lemon pepper ,green masala, 1 ¼  cups fresh bread crumbs, ½ cup chopped parsley, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper.

Method: Mix everything together and fill as for sausage rolls  Enjoy.

Spinach, Feta and Cheese Filling for Pies
1/2 kg chicken fillet 1 tab green masala, 1 tsp chicken spice, salt and pepper, 2tab lemon juice, 2 tsp garlic flakes.
Cook everything together then add about a tblsp of sago and cook for about 5 more minutes. In another pot cook spinach with salt pepper, 1 onion and butter Let all the water burn out and add to chicken mixture.  When completely cold crumble feta cheese and a little white cheese and fill as desired.

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Getting Younger

Old Sam Johnson goes to his doctor complaining of aches and pains all over his body. After a thorough examination, the doctor gives him a clean bill of health.

"Sam, you're in excellent shape for an 85 year old man. But I'm not a magician - I can't make you any younger," says the doctor.

"Who asked you to make me younger?" says Sam. "You just make sure I get older!"

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