‘All the cute boys are gay’ reads the slogan stretched across Somizi Mhlongo’s vest.
Would you marry someone who is HIV positive? Why do you think South Africans are so violent? Would you use a traditional healer?
A father’s diet influences the health of his offspring, according to a study that suggests men, like women, should plan to eat and live healthily in the run-up to conception.
Clothing designer Gareth Cowden is making global waves with babatunde – the trendy fashion label sporting African print clutches, hats, ties, umbrellas and a host of other accessories. He shares the story of his success
Sales of Nelson Mandela’s memoir, A Long Walk to Freedom, have rocketed after the death of the book’s protagonist.
Every year about 18 000 South Africans die and about 150 000 are injured in motor vehicle accidents.
Revellers with a taste for the unusual are forking out small fortunes to rent castles around South Africa over Christmas.
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He was a father – not to his children alone. He was a father – not only to South Africa. He was a father – not only to Africa, but to the entire world. God gave us 95 years to share with him in this world. His passing should ignite the world to live with the ideals that he lived by. We are thankful for the time we had with him. Thank you, Madiba.Not:
All lawyer Nomzama Zondo seemed to be doing wrong was celebrating with her clients after winning a court case for traders to return to their spots. Instead, Joburg metro police arrested her and ignored the judgment of the Constitutional Court against the council. But courts are the final arbiters of disputes and their decisions should be respected by all.
Bafana Bafana’s win over the world champions could have counted for nothing. But this week, soccer governing body Fifa ruled that the game – in which the Spanish team tried to reduce it to nothing by making more substitutions than required – will stand as an official friendly. The nation now has every reason to celebrate beating the world champions. Hooray!Not:
President Jacob Zuma could not possibly be hot, knowing that he can cool down in a R550 000 swimming pool at his Nkandla home. According to Public Works documents, the “fire pool” doubles up as a second water reservoir for fire-fighting purposes and was funded by tax money. Pity the pool can’t put out the fire of public opinion.
Like that David versus Goliath fight in the Bible, Bafana Bafana made the country proud by beating world champions and top-ranked team Spain on Tuesday. Winning the game with a gutsy performance brought joy to many South Africans. Now, we need our boys to treat each and every game they play with the same vigour and determination.Not:
They could be the top team in the world, but Spain showed little respect for South Africa. Making seven substitutions in a single match, thereby flouting Fifa’s rules on the matter, is inexcusable. Their arrogance on Tuesday clearly shows they forget the little team when they are on top. But being on top is not a permanent spot you occupy.
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has displayed that she takes her job seriously. She will not buckle under pressure from anyone. This week, she took on security-cluster ministers – who went to court to stop her from releasing a preliminary report into state spending at President Jacob Zuma’s private residence of Nkandla – and won. We need more of her ilk.Not:
Government’s responsibility is to ensure that taxpayers’ money is spent correctly to address the many challenges the country faces. In our case, the opposite is true. The Auditor-General found that R30.8 billion has either been wasted or irregularly spent. As long as our public services are open to this kind of misspending, fraud and corruption will thrive.
Registering to vote in next year’s general elections is the right thing to do. This is the chance for people to vote in or out those they want to lead them. By registering, South Africans would be making sure that the freedom fought for so hard over the many years was not in vain. So, let us all register to vote and make our mark. That way, your voice is heard.Not:
Education should encourage critical thinking and creativity. Spokesperson forthe department of basic education Panyaza Lesufi showed he does not encourage either by saying “derogatory art” won’t be tolerated in government schools like Westville Boys’ High. What Mr Lesufi called derogatory art, some might consider a legitimate attempt at satire. So much for opening up minds.
The stars at the Sansui Summer Cup and the Channel O Music Awards kept fashion police Lesley Mofokeng, Sdu Gerasch and Paledi Segapo busy. Whose cup ran dry and who was perfectly in step with the beat?
Designer Marianne Fassler tells Charl Blignaut how Mandela smiled when he saw his image on her clothes – and how he influenced global fashion trends
South African Nobel laureates Nadine Gordimer and JM Coetzee, as well as acclaimed author Zakes Mda, have all written high-profile reflections on Nelson Mandela this week.
When poet, writer, speaker and spiritual healer Mmatshilo Motsei found herself homeless three years ago, she knew the Universe was trying to tell her something.
Children exposed to second-hand smoke are more likely to have learning and behavioural problems.
There probably could not have been a better time for the Stevenson Gallery to hang an exhibition of Jane Alexander’s work at their Joburg premises.
Thirteen Cents by K Sello Duiker has been republished after achieving a certain cult status around the world. Charl Blignaut shares a few thoughts about his friend, the budding literary rock star who committed suicide at 30
I think that I’ve been a champion of sign language. I’ve interpreted at many big events, including Ma [Albertina] Sisulu’s funeral.
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