Bob Dylan sings about my black pain: Fred Khumalo

Fred Khumalo tells us how he fell for the folk singer who is now a Nobel-Prize-winning poet

Plant compound found in red wine can help correct the hormone imbalance caused by PCOS

Resveratrol, a polyphenol which occurs naturally in red wine, grapes, nuts and chocolate, could correct a hormonal imbalance in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a condition which can cause infertility in women of childbearing age. 

What effect does a vegetarian diet have on cardiovascular health?

Do vegetarians have healthier hearts than carnivores? An American study of 12,000 people over 3 years has concluded that cutting out meat did not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in the next decade.

Revivo ordered to withdraw claims about supplement it can’t back up with ‘credible evidence’

Despite five rulings ordering Revivo‚ which claims to be “the world’s number one immune supplement”‚ to withdraw its claims of curing all ailments‚ the company is at it again‚ making the same assertion.

Thyme, oregano, ginger... boost your immune system with natural ingredients

The end of the summer and early fall are marked by what traditional Chinese medicine terms 'descending energy.'

Elderly being pumped with drugs they don't need

Many elderly patients might be prescribed unnecessary medication, putting them at needless risk of side effects and costing millions, new studies have shown.

Patients often too quick to moan

People love to complain about their medical aid scheme's premiums but most of them have got it wrong, the schemes' regulator says.

Medical schemes show first dropoff of paying members in 12 years

The medical scheme industry has delivered negative growth in the number of beneficiaries‚ its first since 2004‚ the Council for Medical Schemes annual report for 2015-2016 shows.

Beauties with brains

How relevant is a beauty pageant in a country plagued by social ills? But some of the 26 Miss SA semifinalists have more than Louboutins on their minds.

Coke, Pepsi fund health groups... but fight them too: study

Coca-Cola and Pepsi, the two major US soda giants, have given millions of dollars to health organizations while quietly fighting anti-obesity measures such as taxes on soft drinks, a new study shows.

10 exciting design brands debuting at the Sanlam HmC Fair

During the annual Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair (HmC) on October 14-16, the rooftop of Hyde Park Corner in Joburg will be transformed from a parking lot into a shopping and social experience.

Tax sugary drinks to fight obesity and diabetes, World Health Organization says

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday governments should raise taxes on sugary drinks to fight what it says are global obesity and diabetes epidemics.

Let's do lunch: A taste of Norwood's best restaurants

In and around Norwood's main artery of Grant Avenue, this Johannesburg suburb is experiencing something of a renaissance on the food front.

Rosto eatery shows Joburg there's more to Italian food than pizza

Rosto, the newest addition to Linden’s growing list of must-visit restaurants, has already been fully booked pretty much every night since opening, and with good reason.
Pineapple salsa

How to make 3 sexy summer salsas

Don't limit yourself to serving salsas with Mexican food. A good dollop of one of these fresh sauces will add bags of flavour to braaied or grilled meats, chicken and seafood. Try these easy recipes
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12:  Actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

You could be served popcorn by Scarlett Johansson in Paris

 It isn't - until you think about it - an obvious career move for a movie star. Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson is opening a popcorn shop.

Dot Dicks on life after the 'The Great South African Bake Off'

With a new batch of bakers poised to vie for the title of the country's best baker in the second season of 'The Great South African Bake Off', we catch up with the current crown-holder Dot Dicks


Israeli shoe designer Kobi Levi holds up one of his cat-inspired shoe designs entitled 'Miao'.

Celebs Gaga for Israeli fashionista's fantasy heels

Israeli designer Kobi Levi's psychedelic shoes resemble everything from banana skins to sex acts, flamingos and stretching cats - and they are all the rage among well-heeled stars like Lady Gaga.

Sling shots, blow-up dolls: 10 fantastical shoes you have to see to believe

There's no limit to Israeli footwear designer Kobi Levi's imagination. From birds to cups of coffee, his artistic shoe designs show that absolutely anything can spark the idea for a pair of head-turning heels. And, yes, you can actually wear them all - and celebs like Lady Gaga, Fergie and Whoopi Goldberg do.
Models present creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of his Spring/Summer 2017 women's ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Chanel during Fashion Week in Paris

4 major trends from Paris Fashion Week

As a hugely eventful Paris Fashion Week - overshadowed by the robbery of Kim Kardashian's jewellery - comes to an end on Wednesday, we sum up the big catwalk trends

Get a sneak peek at the Kenzo x H&M collection coming to SA soon

Swedish retailer H&M has unveiled a full lookbook for its highly-anticipated collaboration with French luxury label Kenzo, ahead of its slated release next month.

BMW presents its self-balancing motorcycle of the future

The motorcycle of the future is so safe riders can cruise sans helmet -- all of the thrills with none of the danger -- according to BMW.

WATCH: Mad Mike Whiddett drifts around Franschhoek Pass at 248km/h

New Zealand daredevil, Mad Mike Whiddett, was recently in town with Red Bull to shoot another one of his highly-clickable drift films.

The Mercedes All-Terrain: A station wagon that thinks it's an SUV

Audi has the Allroad, Volvo has the Cross Country and now Mercedes is jumping on the bandwagon with the E-Class All Terrain; a car that mixes station wagon practicality with greater off-road capability.

Mercedes mixing power and responsibility

Mercedes is promising a greater focus on electric mobility at this year's event, including EV versions of its entire Smart car lineup plus a plug-in electric concept car.