Today's Big Stories

6 reasons why the handkerchief hasn't quite gone out of style

The handkerchief is not dead.

In fact, as presenter Eusebius Mckaiser discovered, it has some very versatile uses.

Eusebius opened the lines for CapeTalk and 702 listeners to share several dynamic functions and stories of the hanky.

Here are some interesting takes:

  • 60 year-old Fannie says he uses it to wipe wet hands and as a replacement for paper towels. He feels naked without a handkerchief, but hardly uses it to wipe his nose.
  • Dima says she inherited her handkerchief from her late mom and uses it to dry her tears when she is sad or depressed.
  • Ari and others say that a handkerchief should be given to women in need as an act of chivalry.
  • Rita recalls what she witnessed in court involving a handkerchief.

I saw a victim on the stand at court breaking down. An officer gave her a hanky. She clutched it throughout her testimony.

Rita, Caller
  • as a fashion statement
  • to clean a pair of spectacles

All in all, there are some really personal and sentimental stories involving the good ol' handkerchief.

Listen to callers share their experiences here:

Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

6 reasons why #DMYourCrushDay is a trap

6 reasons why #DMYourCrushDay is a trap

#DMYourCrushDay may have just opened the DM floodgates for infatuated social media users on Twitter and you shouldn't fall for it.

Why material things aren't everything (and when to let go of the stuff)

Why material things aren't everything (and when to let go of the stuff)

You don't have to be a billionaire to be happy, insists Dr. Schomer. Many people with a lot of money can still feel dissatisfied.

6 tips on how to tactfully navigate office gossip

6 tips on how to tactfully navigate office gossip

Office gossip can be innocent, but can also end in cringeworthy moments. Here's some advice on how to steer clear of awkwardness.

5 reasons behind phone call anxiety

5 reasons behind phone call anxiety

There's a reason why someone won't take your call, but responds to your e-mail or text. Listeners share the basis of this anxiety.

Popular articles
Home Affairs to follow up on special dispensation permit for Zimbabweans in SA

Home Affairs to follow up on special dispensation permit for Zimbabweans in SA

Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says her department will respond to all Zimbabweans under special dispensation.

Pick n Pay's magnificent 7 errors with Super Animals cards

Pick n Pay's magnificent 7 errors with Super Animals cards

Pick n Pay has been alerted by customers to errors on the latest Super Animals cards.

Budget 2017: DA hoped for spending cuts, not tax increases

Budget 2017: DA hoped for spending cuts, not tax increases

The DA believes that raising taxes is not the answer to South Africa's economic woes and propose more cost-cutting for government.

5 most important years in anyone’s life (when it comes to investing)

5 most important years in anyone’s life (when it comes to investing)

How old are you? Financial advisor Warren Ingram discusses the five most important ages in anyone’s investment career.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?

5 reasons why the tourism industry is sceptical about the latest numbers

5 reasons why the tourism industry is sceptical about the latest numbers

The tourism industry is questioning the veracity of the surprisingly upbeat tourism figures and the timing of their release.