Few creative geniuses address the human condition with its hangovers as alluringly as that postmodern cowboy we know as Tom Waits.
Oliver Sacks, a psychiatrist and author of 11 other fascinating titles, has managed to put in context a complex yet common subject in his book Hallucinations.
Mention award-season fashion, and nine out of 10, the fashion police will make sure that the ladies are caught in the cross hairs. Not this time though.
Bespoke seats, TVs, rear-view cameras… We look at what works for busy moms.
American author and poet Maya Angelou inspires many people around the world. In her most recent memoir, Me & Mom & Me, she further explores her complicated relationship with her mother.
You know it’s going to be a celeb fest when a party is hosted by youth channel Vuzu.
Football head honchos came out to play – not on the field, but at The Venue in Green Park, Sandton. The Ke Yona Team Search, a Nedbank-sponsored football reality TV show, was the big occasion.
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City Press readers. This week, your newspaper won a clutch of awards at the Sikuvile ceremony. The awards were won for our work on finding the stories of the lives of the miners who died at Marikana and for our investigation into the splurging of R206 million on the president’s estate at Nkandla. Thank you for supporting City Press and our work.Not:
Instructors at the Army Infantry School in Oudtshoorn, who were suspended this week after assaulting 10 recruits who sneaked out for a drink. The recruits were hit with broomsticks on their kidneys while they were forced to carry poles while naked. The military ombudsman is investigating the disgusting incident.
Gwede Mantashe. The ANC secretary-general called time this week on the cronyism and influence-peddling in South Africa that has been the practice of the entrepreneurial Gupta family for years now. Late on Tuesday night he said enough following reports of a chartered wedding jet landing at Waterkloof. He should blow the whistle more often.Not:
Banana republics are places where the rule of law is a slippery thing that can be evaded by backhanders and the politically connected. Sometimes South Africa can feel like one when impunity rules, despite serious allegations of corruption. When a foreign jet landed sans permission and its passengers walked unchecked into Mzansi, we felt like one. It must not happen again.
Incidents of shack fires increase every winter. As reported in Daily Sun this week, four-year-old Spelele Mzizane of Katlehong, Ekurhuleni, became a hero when his family shack caught fire. The young boy woke his older sister, who in turn screamed for help to save a nine-year-old brother who was still trapped inside the house. A neighbour went into the house and saved him.Not:
One can always count on conservative lobby group AfriForum for a good laugh – like painting themselves black. But their latest antic – of selling coffee at different prices for different races to mock affirmative action policies – smacks of a complete lack of historical context and ignorance of recent studies showing how well white people have been doing since 1994.
Smartphones. For the second time in the past two months, major human rights violations were recorded by a citizen on a smartphone. Last month, Mido Macia was dragged by a police van and tortured to death; and this week, Esther Mankge was brutally beaten. The only way we know about these incidents is because of amateur video footage taken on smartphones.Not:
Tukwini Mandela (don’t worry, we hadn’t heard about her either) continued to heap opprobrium on her revered family name this week. The daughter of Makaziwe (last seen launching a wine label in Nelson Mandela’s name) wrote an open letter to 84-year-old George Bizos, accusing him of bringing the Mandela family name into disrepute. Pot. Kettle. Black.
Maggie Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died this week. Thatcher completely overhauled the British economy, yanking it into the 21st century. She knew that legacy industries had to end, she made the City a key node on a new global economy and reversed a three-decade long decline in Britain. Good leaders are not scared of tough decisions.Not:
Maggie Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died this week. Thatcher was no friend of the trade unions and in mining towns across Britain, her death was celebrated. Milk snatcher Maggie, as she was called, withdrew rations of milk from school as she eroded the welfare state. Bad leaders are not humanists.
Dicing apples, grilling burgers, baking pies… After a hectic week of recording, performing or being in front of the camera, these celebs get creative in the kitchen.
Ever wondered what to do with leftover rice? Get creative and save time (and money) for midweek dinners.
A handbag named Lira is part of David Tlale’s latest venture.
Break away from city life and meander along the Overberg’s Hemel-en-Aarde wine route, where everything is in harmony with nature.
Next weekend, all roads will lead to Sun City in the North West for the 19th SA Music Awards (Samas). Babalwa Shota and celebrity guest Penny Lebyane draw up a list of what not to do during this great occasion of song
It was truly South Africa’s wedding of the century.
Nthikeng Mohlele’s second book, Small Things, reveals a subtle and, for me, unexpectedly well-developed literary talent the cover did not prepare me for.
I think it’s a deliberate propaganda to smear the good things that we do.
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