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Sony aims to release The Interview film, but how?

Cyber attack on Sony Pictures, threats of violence appear to limit possibilities for safe distribution channels for screening

Arts & Entertainment

Elton John to wed partner after 21 years

Elton John and David Furnish. Picture: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP
23 hour(s) ago

British pop legend will marry David Furnish on ninth anniversary of their civil partnership, with ceremony in Windsor

Arts & Entertainment

A dance party with coffee and smoothies before work

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2 day(s) ago

A vibrant, alcohol-free rave for four hours before work is the latest trend attracting thousands of revellers and hitting 16 cities around the globe

Opinion

WINE: White wine does not belong in a box

There’s a broad flavour spectrum that allows white wines to complement any meal, writes Michael Fridjhon

Travel & Food

The rebirth of first: a counterintuitive trend in aviation

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3 day(s) ago

Eastern airlines are offering more first-class seats, while Western carriers cut numbers but offer more space and luxury, writes Tom Robbins,

Health

People live six years longer as world makes progress tackling deadly diseases

Some evidence suggests the widowhood effect may be stronger in younger people. Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Fewer deaths from cancer and heart disease in rich countries, and diarrhoea, TB and malaria in poor countries — but HIV shortens lives in Southern Africa

Multimedia

VIDEO: The fine art of flyfishing art

4 day(s) ago

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

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

10 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

10 day(s) ago

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

Motoring

INDUSTRY NEWS: Keeping the faith in SA

10 day(s) ago

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

Motoring

TECHNOLOGY: Mobility to add freedom to lifestyle

10 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

10 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

10 day(s) ago

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

Motoring

INDUSTRY NEWS: Investing in service

10 day(s) ago

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


Travel, food and restaurant news & reviews


Namib. Pictures: EUGENE YIGA

Up hill and down desert dune

When Eugene Yiga tried quad-biking in Namibia it was just two guys and two bikes in a sand wilderness stretching 2,000km up to Angola

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Noisy Oyster

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3 day(s) ago

The Noisy Oyster in Paternoster is well worth the walk as it lives up to its promise: a fun-loving group of like-minded people who want to offer great food and wine, writes Eugene Yiga

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

Cruising with the crowds

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31 day(s) ago

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


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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14 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

17 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
18 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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18 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


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Six gadgets and tips to save power and beat loadshedding this festive season

With Eskom saying that the energy crisis may go on for a good while, devices can help those who need electricity for work and other essential activities

Multimedia

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

13 day(s) ago

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

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


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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13 day(s) ago

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

National

Sequel to Mandela’s autobiography to be published in 2015

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
4 day(s) ago

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

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Revolution

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13 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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13 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


Health & lifestyle news


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3D printing helps doctors fine-tune cancer treatment

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

Health

Office design can help ease workplace anxiety

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11 day(s) ago

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

Health

Doctors dole out prescriptions for exercise

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12 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

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