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These 7 tips will save you stacks on your grocery bill

Is the dizzying increase in food prices giving you anxiety every time they tot up your total at the till? Knowing these seven things will help you keep costs under control when you're doing your supermarket shop

100% waterproof style: wet weather needn't put a damper on your wardrobe

These waterproof finds will keep you dry — and looking absolutely fabulous

SA & US filmmakers bridge cultural divide — in a romcom soon to hit our screens

'Love by Chance'‚ a romantic comedy‚ combines South African and American talent.

Statement wallpapers, Hermès scarfs: KZN's Ardmore Ceramics is on a roll

Ardmore Ceramic Art, the Kwazulu-Natal design studio, renowned for its fun and intricate figurative sculpture, has collaborated with one of the world's oldest wallpaper manufacturers, the eminent London firm of Cole & Son.

Health & Wellness

Yo-yo dieting has its up side, say researchers

Yo-yo dieting is still beneficial for health, new research suggest, after a study showed serial slimmers live longer than those who simply remain fat.

Chubby children are not that way because they're greedy or lazy

Andrea Burgener on the big, fat weight loss myths we buy into

Genital herpes in pregnancy doubles autism risk: study

Women who are infected with genital herpes early in their pregnancy may face twice the risk of bearing a child with autism, a team of US and Norwegian researchers said.

Sex Talk: What's the best choice for long-acting birth control?

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng answers your sex questions

New genetic test could predict if you'll react badly to certain medicines

The future of medicine is here. A genetic test may be able to determine if you'll have a bad reaction to a certain medicine or not respond to certain drugs at all.

South Africa trials a potential cure for common — & sometimes deadly — pregnancy complication

There is currently no cure for pre-eclampsia‚ a pregnancy complication‚ which can be deadly for the mother or the baby if the baby is born too early.

Lifestyle & entertainment

Shoppers help schools - to the tune of R104.9 million

Repairing a burnt-out kitchen and funding occupational therapy for pupils:

5 local creatives who mine the City of Gold for design inspiration

Cape Town may boast the title of South Africa’s prettiest offspring, but these 5 creatives are well aware that Joburg is not without its charms.

'Keeping Up With The Kandasamys' is a cinematic love letter to Durban's Chatsworth

New Zealand has seen a 50% increase in the number of tourists to its shores since 'Lord of the Rings' hit the international circuit in 2001.

Bonang has it all, and she's sharing it with 10 young women

Bonang Matheba, the TV personality who has it all — the designer pad, wads of cash, fame and beauty — is giving young South African women an opportunity to unlock success.

Charlize Theron looks set to join cast of spy thriller 'Need To Know'

Charlize Theron looks set to star in 'Need To Know', the film adaptation of the upcoming spy novel by Karen Cleveland reports Empire.


Black mushrooms with roasted Taleggio & thyme

Supper sorted: black mushrooms with roasted Taleggio cheese & thyme

Mushrooms and cheese are always a winning combination. Serve this dish as a side, or a gourmet starter with chunks of warm artisanal bread

Head to this Joburg bistro for hearty French fare at fair prices

The decor of A la Bouffe in Linden may be spectacularly bad, but the food is fabulous, writes Jono Cane

This classical Sauvignon Blanc is an opulent sip for a steal

Neil Pendock's wine of the week is Hidden Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2015

90-year-old champions eco-friendly wine production on her Cape farm

As a six-year-old, Patricia Werdmuller von Elgg learnt about the solar system and the sun's connection to all living things, a defining moment in her young life.


Who would have thought the catwalk could be a hotbed of protest?

The fashion industry never seems to shy away from controversy. So it comes as little surprise that over the past few months there's been more protest clothing on the runway.

Princess Di's couture is on display

Gowns worn by Princess Diana for everything from meeting diplomats to dancing with movie stars feature in an exhibition celebrating the fashion of one of Britain's favourite royals, which opens in London this week.

Highlights from London Fashion Week

Political engagement, a fondness for parties past and the love of a good frill were just some of the highlights of this season's London Fashion Week

Rapper Riky Rick is no closet fashionista

Local rapper Riky Rick recently attended Paris Men's Fashion Week, where he was photographed on the streets of the City of Light wearing head-to-toe Gucci. The photo was later posted on the New York Times' fashion Instagram page.

Designer heels make Bonang's heart beat faster

Queen B opens up about being a fashion influencer and her love of luxe labels