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Google, Sanofi team up to improve diabetes care

4 hour(s) ago

Google’s life sciences team, French drugmaker Sanofi say they will partner to develop tools to improve management and treatment of diabetes

Arts & Entertainment

Mumford & Sons heading for SA

Mumford & Sons. Picture: JAMES MINCHIN
8 hour(s) ago

Band has spent northern hemisphere summer headlining festivals across Europe, US, will arrive in Cape Town early next year for three-date tour

Arts & Entertainment

Legendary horror director Wes Craven has died

Wes Craven. Picture: EPA/MONDELO
11 hour(s) ago

Master of cinematic horror, whose directorial credits include A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, has died aged 76, he had been suffering from brain cancer

Opinion & Analysis

Starbucks not guaranteed instant success in SA

Starbucks. Picture: BLOOMBERG/CRAIG WARGA
14 hour(s) ago

Taste Holdings will have to wrestle with smaller coffee shops to establish Starbucks brand in South Africa, most obviously against Famous Brands, writes Dumile Sibindana

African Perspectives

Vultures’ decline upsets Maasai Mara ecology

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15 hour(s) ago

Far-reaching effects of poaching, poisoning and other human interventions decimate vultures, the most efficient cleaners in the natural world, writes Marc Santora

Arts & Entertainment

VIDEO: Mabena’s 25 years in radio to be celebrated

3 day(s) ago

Veteran radio personality and Kaya FM breakfast show host, Bob Khomotso Mabena talks about his 25-year celebration in the industry

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Maintenance law is window dressing

Men are in a stronger position when it comes to protection by legal mechanisms in rural areas — where all people disempowered, writes Sindiso Mnisi Weeks

Featured Partners

Overloading on screen time? Your brain could be suffering

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12 day(s) ago

Studies show extended screen time appears to negatively impact brain structure and function, but there are ways to reduce these effects, writes Belinda Mountain

Featured Partner

Travel & Food

VIDEO: Soweto’s B&B challenges

3 day(s) ago

Lolo Mabitsela, owner of Lolo’s Guesthouse in Diepkloof speaks of the challenges facing B&B owners


Cars, motorcycles & driving


Motoring

NEW MODELS: The choice is all yours

Land Rover has added a HST derivative as part of changes to its Range Rover Sport line-up. Picture: MOTORPRESS
4 day(s) ago

Land Rover has introduced a new model and a number of changes to its Range Rover Sport

Motoring

FUTURE MODELS: Old favourite gets a modern redesign

The 2016 Land Cruiser will have a completely new look up front.  Picture: NEWSPRESS USA
4 day(s) ago

Toyota will bring its upgraded Land Cruiser 200 to SA at the end of 2015

Motoring

ROAD TEST: Swedes have a class act here

Volvo has given its XC90 a whole new identity. Picture: QUICKPIC
4 day(s) ago

The new Volvo XC90 is arguably the manufacturer’s most advanced vehicle, writes Lerato Matebese

Motoring

DRIVING IMPRESSION: Quality, but at a price

The new grille is the main exterior change.  Picture: QUICKPIC
4 day(s) ago

Lerato Matebese put the updated Audi Q3 crossover to the test

Mercedes has not gone too brash with the styling of the GLE coupe. Picture: QUICKPIC

LAUNCH NEWS: Unexpected sophistication

Mercedes has launched the coupe-like version of its forthcoming GLE

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Cars will still rev our motors in the cyber-drive era

Writing off the capacity of the great car companies to create brilliant technological interfaces is a mug’s game


Travel, food and restaurant news & reviews


Tourists visit the famous Vilakazi Street in Soweto. Owners of establishments in the area, which have the highest occupancy, work together to establish  room rates and marketing. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD

Township guest houses have work cut out

B&B owners have attracted fewer customers since the World Cup, writes Priscilla Malinga

Travel & Food

Unity steps in as innocence takes a beating

The deadly bomb blast at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok has united the various religions in Thailand and made citizens even more determined to fight terrorism. Picture: REUTERS/YANNIS BEHRAKIS
10 day(s) ago

Worst attack in Thailand’s turbulent political history gives rise to a universal spirit of resistance against heinous bombing of the deeply revered Erawan shrine, writes Blaise Hopkinson

Travel & Food

VIDEO: Chef Siba promotes sustainable seafood

10 day(s) ago

Siba Mtongana, one of South Africa's popular chefs on the Food Network, speaks about the importance of sustaining fish at the Good Food and Wine Show in Johannesburg

Opinion

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Different sites embody a common aesthetic

Griers of Villiera, with vineyards on either side of the equator, show formula holds the key to ‘house personality’, writes Michael Fridjhon


Music, theatre, art, dance & design


Hamilton, playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, has created a buzz with its portrayal of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers, in a musical laced with clever wordplay set to hip hop and pop melodies. Picture: JOAN MARCUS

ON THE STAGE: New Broadway musical recasts dead white men

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s dazzling wordplay and contemporary melodies in Hamilton, a musical about the first US treasury secretary, attracts shower of celebrity endorsements, writes Nadia Neophytou

National

SA museums should work together to stay relevant

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14 day(s) ago

Co-operation imperative stems from museums’ role in protecting historical record and, by extension, democracy with ‘credible, relevant, soft power’, writes Sue Blaine

Arts & Entertainment

Trendy doll set to expand standards of beauty

The Denim Dungaree, one of many Momppy Mpoppy dolls. Picture: AFP
14 day(s) ago

With tiara and afro, Momppy Mpoppy is step ahead of other black dolls across Africa who are often dressed in traditional ethnic clothes

Arts & Entertainment

Bonhams to sell Irma Stern piece found in London kitchen

Irma Stern  Arab in Black. Picture: SUPPLIED
10 day(s) ago

South African art is a decent investment and an even handier currency hedge, Irma Stern’s Arab in Black has been appraised at between £1m and £1.4m, writes Marvin Meintjies

African Business

New start-ups want to become the ‘African Netflix’

The Netflix logo is is shown on an iPad in Encinitas, California, in this April 19, 2013 file photo.   Picture: REUTERS
12 day(s) ago

A crop of new tech entrepreneurs from Africa and its diaspora are hoping to bridge continent’s growing middle class and booming film industry

Opinion

HALF-ART: Patterns of waste in politics and art

Lehlohonolo Mkhasibe with artworks made from rubber tyres. Picture: SUPPLIED

Patternality has been vital to evolution and is a prerequisite for ontogenetic development, the growth of each individual, possibily not for a politician


Personal technology news & reviews


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Days numbered for barcodes as shoppers demand more data

Growing demand for more information about products we buy could mean end of simple barcode — the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale

Asia-Pacific

Why we’re jealous of Chinese smartphones

CONNECTED: A man speaks on his iPhone as he walks along a busy street in downtown Shanghai. Picture: REUTERS
12 day(s) ago

Sure, Americans get the best new handsets from Apple first, but in China, there are ways of living life through a smartphone that will leave you jealous

Gadgets & Gear

The finger on your pulse will soon be the boss’s

McLaren Racing uses wearable technology to maximise the efficiency of their drivers who often suffer from problems such as jet lag. Picture: REUTERS/PHIL NOBEL
5 day(s) ago

High-performance workplace takes shape behind closed doors that will include tracking systems linked to biosensing devices worn by workers

Opinion & Analysis

How to make your own apps

Developers of smartphone dating app Paktor log in to their accounts to show their Paktor profiles at their office in Singapore. Homegrown apps hope their understanding of local cultural norms will give them a leg up over global rivals such as US-based Tinder, which has millions more users but which is seen as conduit for finding sexual partners, as well as friends. Picture: REUTERS/EDGAR SU
6 day(s) ago

It’s easier than you think — but you need focus, writes Graeme Addison

Innovation

An aid to anticipate your meeting needs? There’s an app for that

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6 day(s) ago

X.ai takes scheduling a step further and offers an entirely automated personal assistant, writes Joshua Brustein


Books news & reviews


Louis Greenberg is one half of thriller author SL Grey in collaboration with Sarah Lotz. Picture: MACMILLAN

BOOK REVIEW: Under Ground

SL Grey’s latest book probes gripping world of bunker paranoia, with a killer added into the awful mix, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Tell the boss: open-plan offices make us sick and hostile

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26 day(s) ago

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Susan Cain’s advice is for employers to think twice about how they design their organisation’s space, writes Eugene Yiga

Books

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Achille heal in the darkness

Philosopher Achille Mbembe shone a light on SA’s struggles during the relaunch of On the Postcolony. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
17 day(s) ago

Achille Mbembe’s seminal book, On the Postcolony, examines our phantom democracy — a society that is racist, classist and punitively divisive, writes Ashraf Jamal

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Wasted

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17 day(s) ago

Copywriter’s craft brings to life a creepy character, and considers the many ways we all waste the gifts we are given, from health to life to intelligence and our time, writes Sue Blaine

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Dub Steps

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24 day(s) ago

Jpeg world with a lapsed techie in a quest for humanness, writes Eugene Goddard


Health & lifestyle news


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South Africans not ageing well

South Africans are living longer, but their health is not prospering

Health

New inhaled drugs in wings for asthma

Asthma inhaler. Picture: ISTOCK
4 day(s) ago

New drug reduces the number of doses and duration of treatment for mild asthma and allergies, writes Vanessa Rogers

Health

Dehydration studies on children do not hold water

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4 day(s) ago

Definition of ‘abnormal’ falls under suspicion after two-thirds of healthy children, year after year, tagged by the label, writes Aaron Carroll

Health

Cape steps up fight against alcohol abuse

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4 day(s) ago

Western Cape government identifies alcohol and drug abuse as the biggest threat to achieving its wellness and safety goals, writes Bekezela Phakathi

Health

No silver bullet to get rid of exhaustion of jet lag

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4 day(s) ago

Rule of thumb currently to get your body clocks back in sync is about one day per time zone change, writes Joan Raymond



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