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SABC3 to screen Timol documentary

Film honours activist who fell to death at John Vorster Square in 1971

Opinion

WINE: The charity tradition

Wine industries of the world have an enviable track record of sharing with their communities

Travel & Food

A taste of the old country

The streets of Little India are a riot of colour. Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Blaise Hopkinson revels in the sensory riot that is Little India, an antidote to the glitz of modern Singapore

Travel & Food

Plan your next holiday immediately after returning from your last

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2 day(s) ago

Travel search site Wego finds that planning your next holiday immediately after returning from your last helps ease post-bucket-and-spade blues

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Garden Restaurant

TORTOISE TERRITORY: The lush gardens at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town, on the banks of the Liesbeek River. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 day(s) ago

Eugene Yiga enjoys al fresco abundance alongside a river at the The Garden Restaurant


Cars, motorcycles & driving


Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: Sedan puts on its Sunday best

Narrow headlights with LEDs and a large grille give the Fusion presence.
3 day(s) ago

Ford has launched its Fusion into the medium executive market

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: Now for a younger audience

The front is a bit more in line with the corporate face seen on the latest Civic.
3 day(s) ago

Honda’s third generation Jazz has a much sharper demeanour than its forebear, writes Lerato Matebese

Motoring

DAKAR RALLY: Local names take on world’s best

The SA-built Ford Ranger driven by Argentinean driver Federico Villagra.
3 day(s) ago

South African-built bakkies from Ford and Toyota put in a strong showing at this year’s Dakar Rally

The SL65 AMG continues to have classic luxury roadster looks.

DRIVING IMPRESSION: Power in a pretty package

The Mercedes SL65 AMG commands respect — both from onlookers and the driver, writes Lerato Matebese

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Unexpected pleasures

From the autobahn, where a Golf feels decidedly underpowered, to the slick skills of the City Bowl school run, driving kicks are to be found in the least likely places


Travel, food and restaurant news & reviews


Travel & Food

Menzies to open another arrivals lounge at OR Tambo

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10 day(s) ago

Menzies Aviation says Sesfikile Premium Arrivals Lounge will be open to any passenger, will provide access to private bathrooms, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi

Travel & Food

TRAVEL: Couloirs and Michelin stars in the Dolomites

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16 day(s) ago

Behind the region’s reputation for fine food and easy skiing lurks some of Europe’s best, and least crowded, off-piste, writes Tom Robbins

VIDEO: Adventure tourism in the Cape gets a zip line boost

A forest-top tour is one of the most exciting new tourist attractions the Cape is offering visitors

Music, theatre, art, dance & design


Kemang wa Lehulere’s Reading of the Greens, or Dog Sleep Manifesto. Photos: MARIO TODESCHINI; © KEMANG WA LEHULERE; images courtesy of STEVENSON GALLERY

Spirit of Nat Nakasa haunts this exhibition

Standard Bank Young Artist Kemang wa Lehulere is intent on reminding us of the things we choose to forget, writes Sue Blaine

Arts & Entertainment

Shakespeare may not help navigate troubled SA waters

Sculptures  in the Imaginarium concrete art awards. Keilauren de Vries, Butcher Babies. Images: COURTESY UJ ART GALLERY.
3 day(s) ago

The pros and cons of repurposing can be seen in the Imaginarium exhibition, writes Chris Thurman

Opinion

JAZZ: Cape Town International Jazz Festival

This year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival may yet have rabbit or two to reveal and add to list of massively popular performers

Arts & Entertainment

Authenticity ain’t what it used to be

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3 day(s) ago

In the past week or so, legal judgments have served up another chance to think about those thorny old questions: authenticity and originality in art, writes Jan Dalley


Personal technology news & reviews


Facebook. Picture: REUTERS

Facebook’s Oculus forms in-house virtual-reality film studio

Oculus VR gets into movies with in-house studio, premiers first short piece at Sundance

Gadgets & Gear

We probably won’t get a SA Serial any time soon — here’s why

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7 day(s) ago

Because SA radio is completely commercially driven, formatted up the yin yang and contains very little if any room for innovation of any kind, writes Jayne Morgan

Americas

WhatsApp is now available in web browsers

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9 day(s) ago

Users of popular messaging app WhatsApp can now conduct chats via web browser — with a few restrictions

Gadgets & Gear

Automating your home? Don’t make yourself easy prey for hackers

Computer science professor Christa Lopes holds an appliance communication module attached to the refrigerator in her home in Irvine, California.  Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Once a home automation system is established and can be operated remotely online, chances are it can be hacked

Gadgets & Gear

Inroads made by Apple pay propel ‘mobile wallet’ idea

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5 day(s) ago

Apple’s payments service is making progress toward a goal that has eluded other mobile wallets: persuading people to use it

Opinion

No need to bin those old phones in the man drawer

good examples of recycling has-been cellphones — from exports to rest of Africa to effective e-waste disposal


Books news & reviews


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BOOKS: The war without end

Contrasting dispatches show the debate over how to combat the drugs trade taking a pragmatic turn, writes John Paul Rathbone

Books

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The gentleman behind the gentle crime series

Author Alexander McCall Smith, whose output tops 100 books, says he still finds himself itching to write the next book. File picture: GRAHAM CLARK/PUBLICITY & THE PRINTED WORD via BLOOMBERG NEWS
12 day(s) ago

Prolific author Alexander McCall Smith’s enthusiasm has not waned, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Books

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Jodi Picoult speaks with authority

Writer Jodi Picoult, who is on her seventh or eighth visit to SA, has captured details from tidbits of bush lore to the quality of the light. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

Sue Blaine talks to best-selling American author twist in latest tale — set in a South Africa writer gets just right

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Family tragedy in a harsh land is poetically handled

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5 day(s) ago

Dust is not another African novel distorted by an aesthetic of suffering, wallowing in a political morass, writes Rehana Rossouw

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Rebellious bandit’s life reveals an era

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5 day(s) ago

A life on the margins plays out during the pitiless Industrial Revolution, writes David Gorin


Health & lifestyle news


A man puts dishes on robots for delivery at a restaurant in Hefei, Anhui province, China.  Picture: REUTERS

On strong foundations, UK looks to raise its game in robotics

Oil and gas is one area where UK has long been leader in robotics, and this expertise is being transferred to other sectors as companies look to grab bigger share of global market

Health

Gym where it’s fine to fail

Confidence from mastering a move that is difficult for you at CrossFit follows one around the whole day. Pictures: MARK KOEKEMOER
17 day(s) ago

Healthy competition is good, but we need to accept our differences and respect our limits during exercise, writes Eugene Yiga

World

Specialised cancer treatments to expand as pharmaceuticals seek approvals

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20 day(s) ago

Immuno-oncology will be mainstreamed beyond melanoma in a market worth up to $30bn a year, writes

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