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How Rick Ross is getting rid of 'umkhaba,' shares diet plan after losing 50 kg

Rick Ross had two seizures in a single day, sending him to the hospital three years ago. Health didn't concern the 150 kg rapper then, but he's shed nearly 50 kg in the last seven months by eating healthier foods and embracing a high-intensity workout plan.

'Casablanca' piano sold for $3.4 million at US auction, gum included

The painted upright piano that adorned Rick's Cafe in the classic movie "Casablanca" fetched $3.4 million at auction Monday after a frenzied sale in New York.

Rihanna launches 'Rogue Love' fragrance

Pop star Rihanna has revealed her latest fragrance, which is hitting stores in time for the holiday season.

R859,619.98 gingerbread house comes with ruby and pearls

A pastry chef is willing to recreate your own home as an edible gingerbread house that replaces jellybeans and fruit jellies with sea pearls and a ruby, for the princely sum of nearly £50,000 (R859,619.98).

My year of wine: Ja well no vine - French suffer surfeit of moderation

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine earlier this year reported a drop in world wine consumption: 2.5million hectolitres less in 2013 than in 2012.

Online Gallery: Art that clicks

When artist Fred Schimmel, a pioneer of abstract expressionism in post-war South Africa, died in 2009, soon after a retrospective exhibition of his work to mark his 80th birthday, he left the contents of his studio to his daughter, Gail.

High heels could bring out the best in men: study

A first-of-its kind study investigated the effect of women's shoes on men's behavior and found that women wearing high heels inspire a man to be more helpful.

Mama makes it better, can even change gene activity in baby's brain: research

A mother's soothing presence not only helps relieve her baby's pain, but it could also alter gene activity in the region of the brain involved in emotions, according to a new study of rats by the New York University Langone Medical Center.

Job authority spells depression for women: study

Women in authority appear to be more vulnerable to depression than their male counterparts, a study by sociologists in the United States said.


Christian Louboutin unveils R8,308.44 limited-edition luxury nail polish

Launched for the holidays with only 1,000 pieces set to be sold, Christian Louboutin's Starlight nail polish comes in a bottle hand-decorated with 1,500 Strass crystals.

Beauty Spot

Oxygenetix, recently launched in South Africa, is the first breathable make-up brand.

Westwood: Let them eat less

UK fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood has declared that people who can't afford organic food should "eat less" and stop getting fat.

Converse is ready to walk all over rivals

Worn by millions all over the world, the Converse sneaker is a slice of Americana beloved by everyone, from schoolboys to rap stars.
WAKE A/W 2015 collection at SA Fashion Week.

What’s the secret to designing an award-winning fashion collection?

The Editor of Sunday Times Fashion Weekly gives his take on why WAKE won the #SAFW Renault New Talent Search competition

BMW i3 named Green Car of the Year

The German car company's first plug-in electric vehicle has scooped the top honor at this year's ceremony held at the LA Auto Show.

Watch: Truck jumps over Formula One car in world record stunt

Watch a daring stunt created as an advertisement by EMC technology and the Lotus Formula 1 team, where a 16-tonne truck driving at 112km/h jumps over a F1 vehicle, performing what ends up being a the longest truck jump in history: 25.4 metres.

Henrik Fisker muscles back into the automotive limelight

The Gaplin Rocket, unveiled at the LA Auto Show, is a bespoke take on the current Ford Mustang and one that is likely to come with a $100,000+ price tag when it goes into limited hand-built construction.

Cadillac has BMW in its sights with the new ATS-V

The ATS-V is the first 'hot' high-performance Cadillac ever to get a turbocharged engine and as if to make up for lost time the company has decided to go with two turbos, rather than just one.

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2014 Literary Award highlights

Sunday Times in association with Exclusive Books awarded the Alan Paton prize to Max du Preez for 'A Rumour of Spring', whilst Claire Robertson won the Fiction prize for The Spiral House. Barry Ronge was awarded with a lifetime achievement accolade as well as being announced as the new namesake for future fiction prizes.

Ladies win big at Literary Awards

The 24th annual Sunday Times, in association with CNA this year, Literary Awards took place at Summer Place. Winners this year included Karen Jayes for her novel For The Mercy of Water in the fiction category, whilst the Alan Paton Award went to Redi Thlabi for Endings & Beginnings

EXCLUSIVE: In Oscar's footsteps

Never seen before - Sunday Times walks you along the path taken by Oscar Pistorius on the fateful night, February 14, 2013, when he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Comic Choice Awards' 2014 - PG16L

Highlights and classic performances from our local comedic talent

Wild Weekends with Girls Gone Wild

WildWeekends‬ adventure travel guide featuring travels of Sunday Times ‪Girls Gone Wild‬ team, Claire Keeton and Marianne Schwankhart, has just been released - view audio/visual to see what you can expect.

GenNext2014 Image & Grooming Awards

The 10th annual Sunday Times Generation Next Awards