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Nondumiso Tembe dishes on her juicy new roles

It is a wet Saturday morning in Los Angeles and Nondumiso Tembe is attempting to soothe her homesickness (and the inclement weather) by singing along to Kelly Khumalo's beautiful love ballad 'Uthando'.

New home for 'too colonial' Cape Town City Ballet

The acclaimed Cape Town City Ballet has found a new home‚ after it was kicked out of its base at the University of Cape Town for being “too colonial”.

The superpowers you'll need to create SA's next breakout comic book

Comic-book authors Sinomonde Ngwane, Loyiso Mkize, Becca Human and Nas Hoosen gathered last month at the Durban leg of the 2017 Creative Hustles discussion on comics and graphic-novel making.

Help! My child's a genius: parents of SA's gifted kids are riddled with anxiety

Oliver Roberts discovers that being a parent of a gifted child is laden with angst and secrecy

Health & Wellness

Constantly waking up to pee at night? Eat less salt, says study

For those who find their sleep interrupted by nighttime visits to the bathroom, new research suggests that reducing the amount of salt in your diet could reduce your need to pee at night.
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Men who have sex with men struggle to access HIV treatment

Men who have sex with other men are a “vulnerable” group who struggle to access treatment for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections because of the stigma and discrimination against them.

Sex Talk: what's best way to tell when I'm ovulating?

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng answers your sex questions

This simple sleep test will tell you how much shut-eye you really need

In an ideal world, we would all drift off at 10pm every night, awakening refreshed and revitalised at 6am the following morning. An ideal world this is not ...

Dating deja vu: study confirms we really do have a 'type'

If you've ever thought you were always dating the same type of people, then according to new research you might be right, with a new US study finding that the people we date are similar both physically and personality-wise.

Taking the pill can protect women from certain cancers for up to 30 years

A new large-scale study has found that taking the oral contraceptive pill can protect women from some cancers for as long as 30 years.

Lifestyle & entertainment

Brakpan roadhouse turned art gallery puts the real East Rand on show

For some time, photographer Marc Shoul has been interested in alternative ways of showing images and presenting photography "beyond the gallery".

Playlist vs album: Drake proves there really is a difference with 'More Life'

In this day and age it seems almost axiomatic that anything new from Drake will break records. His album 'Views' shattered previous streaming records last year and his latest project 'More Life' seems set to dwarf his own record.

LISTEN: 4 kick-ass new songs to add to your playlist

Four tracks that summed up the month of March, and kept us bobbing our heads

30 awesome eco-friendly spots where you can get your green on

Seven eco-activists map a route to their favourite eco-friendly spaces including eateries, nurseries and more

'Chicago' set to razzle-dazzle Durban audiences

It’s 6pm on a Thursday night and there are about 20 people sitting in a circle in the drama studio of Glenwood High School. It may be a small group but the rousing applause that follows Charon Williams-Ros’ rendition of 'When you’re good to Mama' is equal to that of a full house. 

Famous SA comics see the funny side of turning 40

The hilarious Riaad Moosa and Nik Rabinowitz are embracing their 40s with a smile - and both have new shows that will give you some laugh lines too


Wake up & smell (the world's strongest) coffee in Cape Town

Wake up and smell the coffee – it’s the strongest in the world and it comes from the Mother City.

Feast your eyes while you fill your stomach at Cape Town's new gallery cafes

First Thursdays have the perfect recipe for an inspiring evening with both art and food served in generous quantities, but why make it only a once-a-month thing?
Feather-light buttermilk scones

How to make feather-light buttermilk scones

It’s tempting to give the dough a good workout, but the secret to good scones is lightness of handling. They're also best made and eaten on the same day
Australian MasterChef Brent Owens.

Aussie Masterchef champ's SA adventures to feature on his own food show

'Masterchef Australia' winner Brent Owens is set to showcase cuisine and extreme activities peculiar to South Africa in a new television series.

Japan's magic mushrooms make bog-standard varieties seem tasteless

Andrea Burgener reveals how to get bags of flavour out of exotic enoki, shimeji and shiitake mushrooms


Bids from R647k: John Lennon suit up for auction

A suit that was custom made for John Lennon is set to go under the hammer this week.

IN PICTURES: Behind the seams of the new Miss SA's pageant wardrobe

Winning Miss SA 2017 must have been a dream come true for Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in more ways than one.

Opinion: Help! I'm stuck in the super-expensive grooming cycle of a supermodel

A long-list of pricey beauty appointments and purchases is the dirty little secret of every middle-aged woman, writes Shane Watson

A peek behind the seams of fashion icon Marianne Fassler's new collection

Last week Marianne Fassler launched her latest collection ahead of AFI's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, which is currently on in Camps Bay.

Adama Amanda Ndiaye's new collection turns the art of dressing into a cultural statement

Fashion and freedom of expression is at the core of Adama Paris, the brand created by Senegalese designer Adama Amanda Ndiaye.