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RINGING CHANGES: But you’re bound to be comfortable and assured that the Cherokee Trailhawk will wear off-road abuse just fine.

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Veteran gets up to date

Jeep moves away from wartime roots as basic piece of kit, writes Alexander Parker

Life

Sartorial suss is the start of success

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema leads his team, including Floyd Shivambu, left, and Dali Mpofu, right back. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
16 hour(s) ago

If Prof Pine’s research is right and we become what we wear, wearing workwear will encourage more work, writes Penny Haw

Gadgets & Gear

L’Oréal make-up goes virtual for selfie age

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

New app is one way of attracting attention in competitive world of cosmetics, but is also latest step in digital direction for manufacturers of consumer products

Gadgets & Gear

TECHNO FILE: Foursquare changes are classic case of fixing what’s not broken

Kevin O'Grady promo
16 hour(s) ago

It’s hard to fathom what the thinking was behind the decision to remove many of the features that made the app popular, writes Kevin O’Grady

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: Shepherd’s trio

Gwen Ansell promo
16 hour(s) ago

There’s a palpable shared sense of fun when Kyle Shepherd, Shane Cooper and Jonno Sweetman grab a fast groove and fly with it, writes Gwen Ansell


Cars, motorcycles & driving


Motoring

ROAD TEST: Order this one in regular

The regular Cooper is the pick of the pair. Picture: BMW PRESS
6 day(s) ago

Lerato Matebese spent time at the wheel of the Mini Cooper and Cooper S models — and the result might well surprise you

BusinessDay

FUTURE MODELS: Widening commercial road

The full size Transit is available as a van or a bus and with different body lengths.  Picture: MARK SMYTH
5 day(s) ago

Mark Smyth looks at some of the new Ford commercial vehicle models unveiled at the Go Further event

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Hybrid does it for me

Lexus ES300h’s space, specs and comfort win one over, and the meagre consumption clinches the deal, writes Alexander Parker

The Softail Deluxe.

FOCUS ON: Harley Davidson — how it looks is up to you

Harley-Davidson’s customers can tailor their bike to suit their preferred tastes

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: It’s more than just a feeling

The Alfa Romeo 4C looks dramatic from all angles.  Picture: ALFA ROMEO
6 day(s) ago

Motor News took to the Kyalami racetrack — for what we hope will not be the last time — in the new Alfa Romeo 4C

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: Bestseller, no badge needed

The styling of the new Accord is a little conservative.  Picture: HONDA SA
6 day(s) ago

The Honda Accord has always been a favourite but will the new one live up to the reputation? asks Mark Smyth


Travel, food and restaurant news & reviews


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Whether it is cos or watercress, let us eat lettuce

Most varieties of lettuce — from humble iceberg to nutritional king romaine — contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidant plant chemicals

Travel & Food

City of siege and mañana

Panoramic view of Toledo. Picture: LESLEY STONES
5 day(s) ago

Modern and extremely punctual trains whisk you to and from historic, atmospheric, much-invaded Toledo, writes Lesley Stones

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Goatshed Fairview

HOSPITABLE: The Goatshed Fairview offers friendly and quick service and their coffee is excellent. Picture: PENNY HAW
5 day(s) ago

The Goatshed Fairview offers friendly and quick service and their coffee is excellent, writes Penny Haw

Travel & Food

WINE: Geared for visitors

Michael Fridjhon promo
5 day(s) ago

I dropped into the tasting room at Villiera recently, on a quiet day in the dead of winter, writes Michael Fridjhon

Travel & Food

FOOD & DRINK : Stout-hearted Irish craft brewers embrace tradition

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/JOHN HOGG
12 day(s) ago

Artisan start-ups are flourishing and this reflects the positive effect the recession has had on food and drink in Ireland, writes Natalie Whittle


Music, theatre, art, dance & design


TRANSFORM: Marjorie Naidoo, of the Cape Craft Design Institute, wants packaging that does not generate waste. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Enduring legacy of design year

Cape Town is World Design Capital for 2014, but many benefits will last much longer, writes Penny Haw

Arts & Entertainment

ON THE STAGE: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

South Africans will have the trademark Python humour right on their doorstep in the Joburg Theatre’s production of Monty Python’s Spamalot, writes Christina Kennedy

Opinion

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: Rosanne Cash

Her album is an intensely personal reflection on a relationship with the American South that couldn’t help being affected by the part her father, Johnny Cash

Opinion

JAZZ: Shepherd’s trio

There’s a palpable shared sense of fun when Kyle Shepherd, Shane Cooper and Jonno Sweetman grab a fast groove and fly with it


Personal technology news & reviews


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Banks recognise value in supplying venture capital to start-ups

Exchange, banks executives beginning to accept radical approach to technology may be only way for industry to survive in present form, writes Philip Stafford

Gadgets & Gear

NEWS ANALYSIS: Social media leave boards cold

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14 day(s) ago

Strategists believe companies that see social media as only reputation, marketing tools are missing ways in which they might affect business, writes Alison Smith

Opinion

TECHNO FILE: Exercising ‘right to be forgotten’ could spark ‘Streisand effect’

People taking advantage of the Google ruling should not underestimate the ‘Streisand effect’, writes Kevin O’Grady

Gadgets & Gear

New oven force to be reckoned with

Penny Haw promo
7 day(s) ago

The microwave oven could make a major comeback in the next few years; not only as a cooker but also as a counter, writes Penny Haw


Books news & reviews


AWARD WINNING: Eben Venter, author of Wolf, Wolf.  Picture: SUE GRANT-MARSHALL

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Dying father dominates novel

Wolf, Wolf, tackles other issues too, from porn addiction to xenophobia, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Kruger, Kommandos & Kak

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Chris Ash, a Scotsman married to an Afrikaner woman, rewrites the lore of the Boer, writes Maarten Mittner

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Driving Honda

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Jeffrey Rothfeder makes a strong case for Honda’s supremacy without getting too technical, writes Andrew Hill

Books

BOOK REVIEW: The Ties that Bind

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Praba Moodley tells the story of a secret murder between friends in the days of violence that marked the end of apartheid, writes Sue Blaine

Books

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The addiction of Joanne Brodie

SURVIVOR: Joanne Brodie’s petite, demure appearance belies the nerve it has taken to venture into disputed psychological territory where sexual addiction is viewed sceptically. Picture: SUE GRANT-MARSHALL
8 day(s) ago

The writer overcame her promiscuous past to counsel other sex addicts, writes Sue Grant-Marshall


Health & lifestyle news


Picture: THINKSTOCK

If you want to fight germs, make a fist

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers have found

Health

Aiming to understand the nature and science of sleep

CONNECTED: Faldeilah Agherdien, left, a nursing student, is a subject in UCT’s Sleep Sciences lab. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 day(s) ago

A neuropsychologist at University of Cape Town is comparing volunteers’ sleep patterns to those of trauma survivors, writes Tamar Kahn

Health

Novartis and Google to develop ‘smart’ contact lens

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 day(s) ago

Swiss drug maker strikes agreement with technology company to develop lenses that will help diabetics track blood glucose levels, restore ability of eye to focus

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