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Pictures:  BAS DE VOS

Enchanting lodge in the forest

Bas de Vos found a backpacker lodge at Storms River worthy of a longer, adventurous stay

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: This one is a no-go for now

The design is modern for the segment.
2 day(s) ago

Datsun has returned to SA with its first model, the Go, but it lacks major safety items

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Eating with elephants a memorable experience but requires patience

Picture: GARDEN ROUTE GAME LODGE
1 day(s) ago

The pachyderms are in the distance, perfectly visible as they munch tranquilly in the veld while my companions and I savoured our own choice, writes Maureen Marud

Motoring

INDUSTRY NEWS: Wesbank/SAGMJ Car of the Year finalists announced

The 2015 Wesbank/SAGMJ Car of the Year finalists.
1 day(s) ago

The 2015 Wesbank/SAGMJ Car of the Year finalists have been announced and this year’s selection represents an interesting mix

Books

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Love and atrocity

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Richard Flanagan talks to Lorien Kite about his Man Booker Prize-winning novel


Cars, motorcycles & driving


Motoring

GALLERY: Wesbank/SAGMJ Car of the Year 2015 — the finalists

BMW M4.
1 day(s) ago

View the vehicles vying for the 2015 Wesbank/South African Guild of Motoring Journalists Car of the Year award

Motoring

NEW MODELS: For those who need a little extra

The GTS coupe manual boasts a top end of 306km/h.
2 day(s) ago

Porsche has released details of the more potent Carrera GTS derivatives

Motoring

LONG-TERM FLEET: Stalwart back on form

The BMW 640d Gran Coupe recently went in for a regular oil service.
2 day(s) ago

Our BMW 640d Gran Coupe has had a busy time lately, including its first oil service, writes Lerato Matebese

The Kodo design gives the Mazda3 a unique look.

ROAD TEST: Intent on getting its mojo back

Has Mazda found its mojo? Lerato Matebese tests the Mazda3 sedan to find out

Motoring

ROAD TEST: Looking to play in the big league

The styling of the Vigus is a marked improvement over other JMC products.
2 day(s) ago

The JMC Vigus shows how quickly the Chinese are catching up but its pricing is a little high, writes Mark Smyth


Travel, food and restaurant news & reviews


VIDEO: New market brings life to Johannesburg

A new lifestyle market in the old sheds on Fox Street offers shoppers a destination to rival other popular weekend markets, and is also part of a gradual revival of Joburg that will benefit inner city dwellers

Travel & Food

WINE: Regional ‘politics’

Michael Fridjhon promo
8 day(s) ago

Much of the SA wine industry’s past terroir prejudices have vanished or at least diminished, writes Michael Fridjhon

Travel & Food

Distilling gin with an African flavour

8 day(s) ago

Partnership could be the start of an industry that would allow tourists to sample gin made from indigenous flora at a modern distillery


Music, theatre, art, dance & design


A still from Catherine Gfeller’s video montage, Jacaranda Trip.  Picture: WITS ART MUSEUM

Street and gallery swap roles in Braamies

Doing Hair invites people to reflect on their hair and how it is part of a process of identity construction, writes Chris Thurman

Opinion

JAZZ: Kesivan Naidoo and Brotherhood

Naidoo has never much cared about labels, but Brotherhood is certainly jazz, writes Gwen Ansell

Arts & Entertainment

A vinyl time-trip revolution

2 day(s) ago

My vinyl collection has been shaken gently awake again, put back in order, standing in genres and then within the more confined sub-groupings of bands, writes Allan Seccombe


Personal technology news & reviews


Picture: THINKSTOCK

Chewing too much hassle? Japan’s got just the thing

Tokyo-based gum-maker creates earphones that record number of times you move your jaw, along with speed and strength of each bite

Gadgets & Gear

Rage, rage against the dying of the Wi-Fi

Penny Haw promo
3 day(s) ago

As with other rages, Wi-Fi rage can lead to outrageous behaviour, writes Penny Haw

Opinion

Hi-tech answer to a low-grade knee

Penny Haw turns to technology to help support her failing knees


Books news & reviews


Picture: THINKSTOCK

BOOK REVIEW: Linguistic mischief for readers’ imagination

Michael Frayn, playwright, novelist, farceur and philosopher, talks to Sarah Hemming about fear, chaos and his newest book Matchbox Theatre

Books

BOOK REVIEW: The Hunchback Missionary

4 day(s) ago

This rollicking read from Elsa Jouber lures you into its unfolding world before strong-arming you into page-turning submission through sheer intrigue and beauty of prose, writes Eugene Goddard

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Why States Recover

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Dr Greg Mills concludes that societies fail, and recover, not due to resources, but thanks to governance, writes Richard Steyn


Health & lifestyle news


Duane Vermeulen. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE

Separating larks from owls can help Boks

An effective jet-lag treatment that differentiates between early and late risers could prove useful beyond the rugby field

Health

Code sets out 12 ways to prevent cancer

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 day(s) ago

World Health Organisation agency says dozen simple steps, including avoiding all tobacco, will help people reduce their risk of developing, dying from disease

Health

Three ways to make exercise part of your day

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 day(s) ago

Being physically active has important implications for your performance at work, so find something you enjoy to increase the chance of fitting it into your busy schedule

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