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ON THE HOOF:  Fewer mustangs run wild than are held in corrals. Picture: THINKSTOCK

Luxury in the wild west

Beatrice Hodgkin spends a few days on an eco-ranch, riding with mustangs and learning the fine art of lasso

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Fish Eagle

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2 day(s) ago

View sets the scene for fine dining with old-world charm, writes Elaine King

Travel & Food

WINE: Grenache may be having its day after all

Michael Fridjhon promo
2 day(s) ago

Michael Fridjhon looks at the history of the grenache variety as the wine industry celebrates international Grenache Day

Motoring

FUTURE MODELS: Cat prepares to do battle

Jaguar has maintained a family look with the new XE.  Picture: NEWSPRESS
3 day(s) ago

Jaguar has finally unveiled its highly anticipated XE sedan, writes Mark Smyth

Arts & Entertainment

The Fray performs new and different work in South Africa

Helios, The Fray.
3 day(s) ago

Older, happier band’s music is lighter, hence an album titled Helios

Arts & Entertainment

Exile and longing in Feni retrospective

Dumile Feni and Louis Maholo, London 1971 (detail), by George Hallett. Picture: MOMO GALLERY.
3 day(s) ago

It seems impossible to discuss Dumile Feni’s work without a framing discourse that invokes alienation and absence, writes Chris Thurman

Motoring

TRAVEL: Four wheels, then add two

The Panamera and its bike arrive at the Nkonyeni golf estate outside Manzini.  Picture: MARK SMYTH
3 day(s) ago

Mark Smyth loaded a Porsche mountain bike onto a Panamera and headed off to Swaziland


Cars, motorcycles & driving


Motoring

FUTURE MODELS: Cat prepares to do battle

Jaguar has maintained a family look with the new XE.  Picture: NEWSPRESS
3 day(s) ago

Jaguar has finally unveiled its highly anticipated XE sedan, writes Mark Smyth

Motoring

INDUSTRY NEWS: Keeping watch on driver behaviour

Increasingly crowded roads requires more vigilance and patience from drivers.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Cartrack has launched a new in-vehicle camera monitoring system called Drive Vision

The Volkswagen team celebrates winning its second WRC title.  Picture: NEWSPRESS

WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP: Early result in rally champs

Volkswagen has taken its second WRC crown in a row with three rounds still remaining

Travel, food and restaurant news & reviews


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TRAVEL: With these bikes, easy really does it

Although ebikes remain relatively unusual on British or US streets, in many parts of Europe they are becoming common enough to be unremarkable, writes Sue Norris

Travel & Food

Help Spaniards with their English and have a holiday too

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2 day(s) ago

It’s a wonderful scheme where English speakers talk to Spanish students in return for a free week in a gorgeous hotel, writes Lesley Stones

Travel & Food

Alaska not as it seems

FINAL FRONTIER: The town of Homer — ‘halibut fishing capital of the world’ — is a major fishing port surrounded by lofty mountain ranges in southern Alaska.  Picture: BRENDAN RYAN
9 day(s) ago

Even summer is chilly, but birding and scenery are magnificent, writes Brendan Ryan

Opinion

WINE: Grenache may be having its day after all

Michael Fridjhon looks at the history of the grenache variety as the wine industry celebrates international Grenache Day

Motoring

TRAVEL: Four wheels, then add two

The Panamera and its bike arrive at the Nkonyeni golf estate outside Manzini.  Picture: MARK SMYTH
3 day(s) ago

Mark Smyth loaded a Porsche mountain bike onto a Panamera and headed off to Swaziland

Europe

New wave of luxury Parisian hotels beckons

The Eiffel Tower, Paris. PICTURE: REUTERS/CHARLES PLATIAU
8 day(s) ago

A band of Asian-owned luxury hotels is challenging the city’s old guard by offering modern, high-end facilities to woo wealthy tourists, writes Adam Thomson


Music, theatre, art, dance & design


DIVERSIFY:  Cape Town already has strong single-genre festivals that focus on jazz, comedy, literature and so on. National Arts Festival CEO Tony Lankester says theatre audiences will benefit from the fringe coming to the Mother City. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

Festival spreads its fringe beyond Grahamstown

Grahamstown arts feast now has a Cape Town wing, thanks to CEO Tony Lankester, writes Eugene Yiga

National

Organisers cancel TribeOne fest, Tshwane to take spat to court

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3 day(s) ago

City ‘shocked’ by Rockstar 4000’s decision to can Cullinan music event after Tshwane ‘fell behind schedule’ on preparations

Opinion

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: CSNY 1974

Hearing Only Love Can Break Your Heart as a full-throated four piece affair is worth quite a lot of the asking price, writes Richard Haslop

Arts & Entertainment

FILM: Million Dollar Arm; Drive Hard

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3 day(s) ago

Phillip Altbeker reviews the latest films showing at cinemas


Personal technology news & reviews


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Contrite Silicon Valley failed to judge force of anti-tech backlash

Industry has failed to appreciate mounting concern over its record on online privacy and must act fast to prevent deeper damage to image, top executives concede, writes Richard Waters

Americas

Apple receives record pre-orders for new iPhones

Dummies of new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are displayed with a figure of the late Apple founder Steve Jobs at a mall selling smartphones in Hong Kong on Friday.  Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

Apple says it received record 4-million first-day pre-orders of new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning many customers will have to wait until October for phones

Gadgets & Gear

VIDEO: Eastern Cape learners first African team in international electric car challenge

6 day(s) ago

Two teams of learners from the Mandela School of Science and Technology in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape will participate in the International Greenpower Challenge in the UK

Opinion

Google taps Japan in attempt to narrow mobile revenue gap

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World’s biggest app market could help Google trim Apple’s lead because Japan’s developers have figured out how to get people to pay for games and extras


Books news & reviews


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BOOK REVIEW: Rachel’s Blue

Zakes Mda explores social issues in US depressingly familiar to South Africans, writes Rehana Rossouw

Books

BOOK REVIEW: J

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5 day(s) ago

Two misfits meet in a shadowy future regime in Howard Jacobson’s dystopian novel J, which could be a sequel to his Booker-winning The Finkler Question

Books

BOOK REVIEW: The Bloomsbury Cookbook

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5 day(s) ago

The Bloomsbury Cookbook offers a seat at the table of London bohemia, writes Madeleine Morrow


Health & lifestyle news


ON THE HOP: Health and fitness experts regularly advise that you starve a fever of exercise but say feeding a cold moderately, with a brisk walk, may not be a bad idea. Picture: THINKSTOCK

To make the most of a workout, experts say set the proper pace

Setting proper workout pace deflects boredom and fatigue, syncs body and mind, and enables the everyday exerciser to keep pushing on

Gadgets & Gear

Gyms barter to build bottom line

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11 day(s) ago

The work-for-workout barter agreement means that gyms keep their costs down and individuals who can’t afford gym membership stay fit, writes Penny Haw

Health

Sugar tax mooted to save lives and money

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32 day(s) ago

Study shows 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks could cut number of obese South Africans by almost a quarter of a million

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