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Durban curry: Chop-chop, braise-braise, simmer simmer

@City_Press #Trending 30 October 2014 14:45

 Cooking from a new book on Durban curry, poet and cultural critic Rustum Kozain  discovers the perfect everyday recipe. 

Happy Halloween: Kamba, a 10-year-old western lowland gorilla enjoys a Halloween pumpkin treat at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois, United States, on Wednesday (October 29 2014). The polar bears, grizzly bears, western lowland gorillas, sloth bears, and pygmy hippo seemed to thoroughly enjoy their treats. Some of the pumpkins were decorated with goodies, including raisins and peanut butter. Picture: Chicago Zoological Society/Jim Schulz/AP

Picture: Chicago Zoological Society/Jim Schulz/AP

Emotions à nu: The naked truth

26 October 2014 15:00

Being naked, there is nothing to hide. Nakedness does not need words because the body speaks for itself.

How to Spread it: The heritage hoarder

26 October 2014 15:00

Patricia Glyn went on an extraordinary journey with the Bushmen of Kgalagadi. She tells Athandiwe Saba about it.

Behind the Icon – Lucas Radebe: The Chief

26 October 2014 15:00

The 13th icon in 21 Icons SA’s second season is Lucas Radebe, a man who is hailed as one of the greatest international soccer players of our nation. Playing on the streets of Soweto as a youngster inspired his lifelong passion for the game.

Hot or Not

  • This Week

    Hot:

    Not all of us can deliver bad news in a way that makes it sound positive, or proactive and certain. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene did it this week. He said we were going to pay more tax and told his colleagues in government their belts would be tightened. And no one seemed that angry. This was probably because his speech was not hot potatoes; it was just plain hot.

    Not:

    “Doesn’t it just blow your mind,” CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour asked a guest, “to see a township black judge handing down a sentence?” What is a “township black judge”, Ms Amanpour, and why would Judge Thokozile Masipa’s calm, capable handling of the Oscar Pistorius trial blow anyone’s mind? She’s just doing her job.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    Shakes Mashaba for turning no-hopers Bafana Bafana into a respectable outfit. They are unbeaten in four matches, and are on course to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals after a 3-0 away victory over Sudan, a goalless home draw against Nigeria, a 2-0 away win over Congo Brazzaville and a goalless draw at home. Bafana have yet to concede a goal under Mashaba.

    Not:

    A media monitoring company ­reported on Friday that Brett ­Kebble’s killer, Mikey Schultz, snapped up 30% of the previous day’s media coverage of the Oscar Pistorius trial – just by being in court. This may be the highlight
    of Schultz’s life because his only claim to fame up to now is getting away with murder.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    He was hot as director-general in the Treasury and hotter as deputy governor of the Reserve Bank. But you can’t get much hotter than having your signature on every SA banknote. Lesetja Kganyago will succeed Gill Marcus as Reserve Bank governor next month. It was only a matter of time before someone of his calibre was rewarded with a top post.

    Not:

    Lonmin has failed to show it did all it could to improve labour relations at its Marikana mine, which exploded into mayhem in 2012. Its executives performed dismally at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry when they took the stand. This week, it gagged an NGO that sought to present findings of transfer pricing and tax dodging.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    National Under-17 side Amajimbos for completing a hat-trick of SA soccer teams to qualify for next year’s major continental competitions. It has been a fairy tale for the national teams since Banyana qualified for the African Women’s Championship, followed by Amajita (U-20) and now Amajimbos, who are going to Niger. Bafana have many reasons to follow suit.

    Not:

    Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane attributed the three weeks of water stoppages around Gauteng to “a technical glitch”. Clearly, the minister lives in a bubble. Water is a basic right and being deprived of this for three weeks while officials try to figure out the problem, is just
    not on.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    Since the collapse of the guesthouse at Nigerian preacher TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations, the South African government has been there to lend its hand. Even through a difficult time to get information from its counterpart in Nigeria and from Joshua, our government has looked after the South African victims. A caring government leads from the front.

    Not:

    God comes in different forms and is worshipped differently. First, Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries in Tshwane made his congregants eat grass. But his latest stunt is really worrying. His church members are now drinking petrol, which he claims he has turned into juice through prayer, all in the name of the lord.

Ebola: Fixing a crisis of trust

26 October 2014 15:00

Blair Glencorse is the founder and executive director of Accountability Lab, which works to empower citizens and youth groups in Liberia to build the tools for civil society. Kate Thomas from Ebola Deeply caught up with him on how a crisis of trust and information fuelled the spread

Vigilantes in the suburbs

21 October 2014 8:00

Where the police aren’t trusted and private security companies can’t fill the gap, there’s community policing. Carolyn Raphaely explores how ordinary citizens in two Joburg suburbs, Westdene and Sophiatown, are fighting back – and whether their battle threatens to slide into middle class vigilantism.

How to Spread it: Harvesting a prosperous future together

19 October 2014 15:00

One man is single-handedly resurrecting the once-lucrative Ugandan cotton trade and broadening the ‘Africa rising’ narrative, writes Ferial Haffajee.

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