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Lobby group urges US artist to pull out of Woolworths campaign

The lobby group Boycott‚ Divestment and Sanctions against Israel in South Africa (BDS South Africa) has called on US artist Pharrell Williams to end his collaboration with local retailer Woolworths until such time as the company ends its trade with Israel.

Book recalls 'forgotten' descendents of Khoikhoi‚ freed slaves‚ European settlers: Griquas

The Griquas‚ descendents of Khoikhoi‚ freed slaves‚ and European settlers‚ have a diverse and interesting history‚ culture and heritage‚ but it is not commonly known. A new book will help rectify this.

Record R1.2-million paid for John Meyer painting

South Africa’s leading contemporary realist artist‚ John Meyer achieved a new record for one of his paintings on Tuesday night when Waterberg Wanderings sold for R1.2-million (£60‚000) at a charity auction at Bonhams in New Bond Street‚ London.

Dad gazing adoringly at his baby daughter.

First-time fathers put on pounds: study

Men who become fathers for the first time gain several pounds, a new study finds, whether or not they live with their children.

Ferrari recalls 2,600 cars globally over airbags risk

Italy sports car giant Ferrari has recalled 2,600 cars globally because of a default in airbags supplied by Japanese company Takata, the company said.

Review: Pirate-in-chief

Born in 1974, Stephen Witt is a member of what he calls "the pirate generation": a group for whom the illegal acquisition of music became, in the late 1990s, "what drug experimentation was to the late 1960s; a generation-wide flouting of both social norms and the existing body of law, with little thought of consequences".

Chronic pain sufferers increasingly supplementing treatment with alternative therapy

A research team based in Portland, Oregon, has demonstrated that many patients suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain resort to acupuncture and chiropractic care in addition to their medical treatment without necessarily telling their clinician.

US sees big declines in teen sex over past 25 years

Less than half of US teenagers today are sexually active, far fewer than in the late 1980s, a US government report said.

Basketball star Dwyane Wade launches wine label

Dwyane Wade has become the latest basketball star to parlay his fame into the wine business with his own label, aptly called Wade.

Fashion

Fab Fabric: The look and feel of Africa

Internationally acclaimed British architect David Adjaye has turned his talents to creating furniture and rugs in collaboration with modern design company Knoll.

Menswear Week: I'm too sexy for my suit

Last week African menswear designers presented their spring/ summer 2016 collections at the second South African Menswear Week in Cape Town.

Going vegan can lead to weight loss: study

Sticking to a vegan diet could be one of the best ways to lose weight, according to a new study that suggests vegans lose an average of two kilograms more on the short term than individuals on other diet plans.

Fashion Fail: To-die-for looks that can put you in hospital

Your closet might contain hidden dangers more lethal than the boogie man:

Sneaker Heaven: Examine the anatomy of the sole

Braamfontein, the inner-city haven of all things creative in Johannesburg, just got a little cooler this week as Anatomy, a new mecca for street culture, was unveiled.

Recall of 1.4 million cars after Jeep hack hijack

Fiat Chrysler will recall 1.4million vehicles in the US so that it can install software that will prevent hackers from gaining remote control of the engine, the steering and other systems in what federal officials said was the first such action.

Ferrari recalls 2,600 cars globally over airbags risk

Italy sports car giant Ferrari has recalled 2,600 cars globally because of a default in airbags supplied by Japanese company Takata, the company said.

Mercedes turns up the power

Mercedes AMG engineers have been horsing around, quite literally with its most compact sports models in an attempt to squeeze even more horsepower and therefore create even more distance between them and the competition.

Lexus turns up the style for refreshed ES sedan

The 2016 ES 300H and ES 350 have been endowed with significant exterior tweaks and safety tech enhancements to keep them ahead of the executive car competition.

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Ford offering a smarter way to avoid a speeding ticket

Ford is launching a new technology called Intelligent Speed Limiter that will ensure that whatever the road and whatever the country, you'll never accidentally pick up a speeding fine.

From hats to legs to music, Joburgers party it up

Joburgers are never afraid of a ‘Phuza Thursday’. This week their diaries were packed with everything from pretty pins to punchy paintings. Oh, and there was a pathetic music party in there too

Nando's new look gives SA design a boost

Next time you sit down to eat a lemon-and-herb pita and peri-peri wedges at Nando's, you could be doing so on a designer Vogel riempie chair or at a table specially created by Durban firm Egg Designs.

Highveld ponies steal Cape show

THE Joburg brigade invaded the Cape's second-biggest horsey social gathering - after the Met - last Saturday for the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo at Val de Vie Estate in Paarl.