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The late Nelson Mandela and his great-grandson Ziyanda Manaway, reading the official children's version of his best-selling autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. Picture: DEBBIE YAZBEK/NELSON MANDELA FOUNDATION

Sequel to Mandela’s autobiography to be published in 2015

The Presidential Years, which Nelson Mandela began writing in 1998, will be based on his five years in office

Gadgets & Gear

MBA? There’s an app for that

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1 day(s) ago

SmartUp hopes gamification and flexibility will prove a compelling offering for entrepreneurs, and widen access to business education, writes Jonathan Moules

Opinion

Room for lights in Christmas lite

Penny Haw is impressed by the ‘first ever wirelessly powered, smartphone-controllable Aura Christmas lights’, but will have to wait until next year

Multimedia

VIDEO: The fine art of flyfishing art

17 hour(s) ago

Value of Gavin Erwin's paintings is likely to increase dramatically once collectors discover his eye for fine detail

Life

Hawking, ‘an imprisoned mind roaming the cosmos’

Stephen Hawking Eddie Redmayne. Picture: AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS
1 day(s) ago

The great scientist enjoys his fame, happily filling lecture rooms from London’s Royal Albert Hall to the White House, writes Clive Cookson

Health

3D printing helps doctors fine-tune cancer treatment

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1 day(s) ago

British scientists are using 3D printing to create personalised replica models of cancerous parts of the body so doctors can target tumours more precisely

Opinion

JAZZ: Kyle Shepherd dominates in 2014

Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz toured Japan and the US, released both a trio double album and a solo CD, and held down the keyboard in two of the year’s other most interesting ensembles


Cars, motorcycles & driving


Motoring

It’s time to change up a gear

6 day(s) ago

This year has been a year of challenges and changes, and SA still has some catching up to do

Motoring

NEW MODELS: Adam arrives in the city

6 day(s) ago

General Motors SA is launching its funky Adam city car this week

Motoring

INDUSTRY NEWS: Keeping the faith in SA

6 day(s) ago

Mark Smyth attended the opening of Iveco’s new assembly facility in Rosslyn

Motoring

TECHNOLOGY: Mobility to add freedom to lifestyle

6 day(s) ago

The interiors of autonomous vehicles are set to become variable and private areas of retreat, according to Mercedes-Benz

Motoring

LONG-TERM FLEET: Daily performer with lots of grunt

6 day(s) ago

The Motor News team welcomes the BMW 335i sedan to its long term fleet, writes Lerato Matebese

LONG-TERM FLEET: Putting the wolf to hard work

Mark Smyth has been putting the Volkswagen Amarok to work

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: An S-Class for the driver

The Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe is the Alex Parker Car of the Year, chosen with no consideration for cost or availability

Motoring

ROAD SAFETY: Making occupant safety a priority

6 day(s) ago

Vehicle crash testing organisation Euro NCAP has released its latest test results

Motoring

INDUSTRY NEWS: Investing in service

6 day(s) ago

The Hatfield Group has officially opened its new MAN and Volkswagen facility


Travel, food and restaurant news & reviews


Kayamandi, alter ego of Stellenbosch’s historic town. Picture: ISHAY GOVENDER-YPMA

Stellenbosch beyond the vineyards

Ishay Govender-Ypma enjoys a more diverse experience of the town, taking in Kayamandi

Travel & Food

Cruising with the crowds

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27 day(s) ago

Trips around the coastline are attracting the black market, writes Priscilla Malinga

Opinion

WINE: SA’s white wines are not inferior

It may be the same blinkered vision which leaves us believing we have world class reds — and a world class rugby team

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: A La Bouffe

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13 day(s) ago

Authentic Gallic flair bring class to bistro and Linden, writes Lesley Stones


Music, theatre, art, dance & design


William Kentridge.  Picture:   STRAUSS & CO

A picture paints a thousand rands

Huge money being paid for SA art, and depending on artist and example of their work, there is a packet to be made

Columnists

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: The War On Drugs

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10 day(s) ago

Combination of influences still sounds like stylistic marriage made in rock ’n’ roll heaven, writes Richard Haslop

Multimedia

VIDEO: American pop culture adds a little soul to an industrial landscape

13 day(s) ago

In the midst of urban sprawl of Secunda is Graceland Hotel, looks a little like a castle on the outside, and houses photographs of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and popular American presidents

Opinion

JAZZ: Cape Town festival line-up likely to impress

One aspect of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival becomes more prominent every year: the showcasing of an impressive roster of SA jazz players

Arts & Entertainment

SA gets animated

Crush, by Sunrise Animation, was screened at the Kunjanimation festival. Picture: SUPPLIED
14 day(s) ago

Vibrant, world-class animation industry needs more support, writes Penny Haw

Arts & Entertainment

Mulberry bags dapper designer for fashion comeback

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14 day(s) ago

Purveyor of posh bags, belts and Britishness signs up Johnny Coca, head of accessories at French fashion house Céline, to be creative inspiration, writes Kate Burgess


Personal technology news & reviews


VIDEO: Young South Africans build cool gadgets at Maker Faire Africa

We hear from one of the organisers, Aaron Kohn from the Museum of African Design, about why it is so important for the ‘maker culture’ that is spreading around the world to take root in Africa

Gadgets & Gear

Japan’s zest for weird and wonderful gadgets remains

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8 day(s) ago

The product has attracted humorous comments and doubts about its efficacy, but sales have been strong

Opinion

Phosphorescence sheds new light on motorcycle safety

LumiLor does not require heat to produce light, which makes it safe, cool to the touch and long-lasting


Books news & reviews


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BOOK REVIEW: The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones

Enjoyable read offers little that is definitive about the legendary rock band

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Clarkson uses cars as vehicles for his mission to have a ‘larf’

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9 day(s) ago

Mark Smyth says in his offering, Jeremy Clarkson is unwaveringly honest and speaks his mind, which gets him into trouble regularly

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Revolution

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9 day(s) ago

This time, Russell Brand thinks that bringing the entire patriarchal Western capitalist system to its knees will perhaps ease his spirit, writes Natasha Faria

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Investigation of Dewani case reads like thriller

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9 day(s) ago

Dan Newling also investigates what he describes as ‘SA’s epidemic of contract killers’ — and establishes that 31 of 31 cases involve a confession mostly from the hitman, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Books

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The horrors of The Vault

Gordon Torr. Picture: SUPPLIED
9 day(s) ago

Fictional account of SADF camp is all too real, writes Sue Grant-Marshall


Health & lifestyle news


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Office design can help ease workplace anxiety

Constant distractions at the office one of the contributing factors to stress

Health

Doctors dole out prescriptions for exercise

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8 day(s) ago

Doctors are working exercise counselling into office visits and calling exercise a ‘vital sign’ to be measured when they take readings such as pulse and blood pressure

Health

Why everything you think you know about ageing may be wrong

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17 day(s) ago

Contrary to stereotype of later life being time of loneliness, depression, decline, growing body of scientific research shows life gets better as we get older

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