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Kebble’s murder trial on the big screen

Documentary takes a stab at simplifying the thicket of intrigue and characters in Brett Kebble’s ‘assisted suicide’

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: Kesivan Naidoo and Brotherhood

Gwen Ansell promo
21 hour(s) ago

Naidoo has never much cared about labels, but Brotherhood is certainly jazz, writes Gwen Ansell

Motoring

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: For the love of hybrids

EFFICIENCY: Hybrid cars look likely to remain popular. The Renault Sandero. Picture: QUICKPIC
21 hour(s) ago

It is not only high prices that make me think the hybrid will live on — the fact is, I enjoy filling up once a month, writes Alexander Parker

Gadgets & Gear

Rage, rage against the dying of the Wi-Fi

Penny Haw promo
21 hour(s) ago

As with other rages, Wi-Fi rage can lead to outrageous behaviour, writes Penny Haw

Gadgets & Gear

Cashing in on death means getting out of the grave and into the net café

Picture: THINKSTOCK
21 hour(s) ago

A San Francisco-based start-up wants to use technology to transform one of the last industries still to rely on pen and paper: funeral homes


Cars, motorcycles & driving


Motoring

Grand designs on an exciting future

Callum would love to work on a Jaguar sub brand that creates smaller cars like the 2003 R-D6 concept.
6 day(s) ago

Mark Smyth caught up with Jaguar design director Ian Callum while in Paris

Motoring

ADVICE: Long-term view can save you money

David Molapo, head of fleet management at Standard Bank.   Picture: STANDARD BANK
6 day(s) ago

It is vital to look at the total cost of ownership of a vehicle rather than just the purchase price, according to Standard Bank

Motoring

INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Innovation is the way forward

Fleet mobility will be driven by technology.  Picture: NEWSPRESS
6 day(s) ago

A new white paper in the UK looks at the opportunities for technology in the sector

The Peugeot Quartz.  Picture: MARK SMYTH

PARIS MOTOR SHOW: Concept stars

Mark Smyth looks at some of the concept cars in Paris and what secrets they might reveal

Motoring

INTERVIEW: Soaring costs prompt changes

South African fleet operators are not looking at hybrid and green cars in the same way as the UK.  Pictures: MARK SMYTH, NEWSPRESS
6 day(s) ago

Mark Smyth spoke with Hein du Plessis of Eqstra Fleet Management to get some insight into the market


Travel, food and restaurant news & reviews


VIDEO: New market brings life to Johannesburg

A new lifestyle market in the old sheds on Fox Street offers shoppers a destination to rival other popular weekend markets, and is also part of a gradual revival of Joburg that will benefit inner city dwellers

Travel & Food

WINE: Regional ‘politics’

Michael Fridjhon promo
5 day(s) ago

Much of the SA wine industry’s past terroir prejudices have vanished or at least diminished, writes Michael Fridjhon

Travel & Food

Distilling gin with an African flavour

5 day(s) ago

Partnership could be the start of an industry that would allow tourists to sample gin made from indigenous flora at a modern distillery


Music, theatre, art, dance & design


Oscar De La Renta, centre, smiles with model Karlie Kloss, left and another model after presenting his Autumn/Winter 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week in this February 12 2013 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS

US designer Oscar de la Renta
dies at 82

Condolences pour in for legendary fashion designer, whose clothes defined US elegance for generations, were beloved by first ladies, Hollywood stars

Arts & Entertainment

ON THE STAGE: Women’s Theatre Festival

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Ntshieng Mokgoro's never-say-die attitude helped her pull off a Women’s Theatre Festival with a paltry R5,000 in the kitty, writes Christina Kennedy

Multimedia

VIDEO: Vigorous bidding on South African old masters at recent auction

2 day(s) ago

Important South African art from the Carl Schweickerdt collection recently came onto the market, the auction sent ripples of excitement though the community of collectors here and abroad


Personal technology news & reviews


Picture: THINKSTOCK

Chewing too much hassle? Japan’s got just the thing

Tokyo-based gum-maker creates earphones that record number of times you move your jaw, along with speed and strength of each bite

Gadgets & Gear

New app teaches Game of Thrones fans Dothraki language

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Random House wants to help fans of Game of Thrones become fluent in the language spoken by the horselords with a mobile app called Dothraki Companion

Opinion

Hi-tech answer to a low-grade knee

Penny Haw turns to technology to help support her failing knees


Books news & reviews


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BOOK REVIEW: Linguistic mischief for readers’ imagination

Michael Frayn, playwright, novelist, farceur and philosopher, talks to Sarah Hemming about fear, chaos and his newest book Matchbox Theatre

Books

BOOK REVIEW: The Hunchback Missionary

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

This rollicking read from Elsa Jouber lures you into its unfolding world before strong-arming you into page-turning submission through sheer intrigue and beauty of prose, writes Eugene Goddard

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Why States Recover

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Dr Greg Mills concludes that societies fail, and recover, not due to resources, but thanks to governance, writes Richard Steyn


Health & lifestyle news


Duane Vermeulen. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE

Separating larks from owls can help Boks

An effective jet-lag treatment that differentiates between early and late risers could prove useful beyond the rugby field

Health

Code sets out 12 ways to prevent cancer

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 day(s) ago

World Health Organisation agency says dozen simple steps, including avoiding all tobacco, will help people reduce their risk of developing, dying from disease

Health

Three ways to make exercise part of your day

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 day(s) ago

Being physically active has important implications for your performance at work, so find something you enjoy to increase the chance of fitting it into your busy schedule

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