Articles by John Fraser

Verimark hits the spot

As we spend more and more of our waking hours staring at cellphones, at tablets, at laptops, there is a danger that we will kill something vital: the relationship. Very few problems, understandings, miscommunications, are made more…






Report: municipalities in financial mess

A new damning report on dysfunctional local government in South Africa warns that many municipalities are in financial distress. The report: ‘The state of local government finances and financial management as at 30 June 2017′ was…


Smuggled viagra pops up at ORT

Stiff sentences may be handed out to smugglers after customs officials seized 437kg of Viagra with a street value of R30-million. A SARS media release says this was the “biggest bust” of sexual enhancement pills spotted…