How cops bungled Senzo Meyiwa murder case

Three months of police blunders, a lack of crime-intelligence gathering and internal power struggles have left police clueless in the investigation into the murder of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.

No pimping your ride in Helen Zille's 'nanny state'

A dozen cars, spruced up as part of the pimp-my-ride sub-culture, were parked near the N1 City mall in Goodwood, Cape Town, this week. Many of the cars could be in breach of a city crackdown, which critics say is proof that premier Helen Zille is building a "nanny state".

Selebi destroyed by greed, lies and arrogance

How a jolly teacher became a struggle hero, an acclaimed negotiator and finally a national disgrace

Mob frenzy, hatred fuel latest blast of xenophobia

Faisel Ali stood his ground as the violence and chaos unleashed by criminals and looters swirled around him.

Wife of SA mining boss fined for air-rage incident

A Canadian court has slapped a South African woman, the wife of a mining magnate, with a fine equivalent to R137000 after she caused a temporary flight diversion of an Air Canada flight last month.

Thousands mourn slain Memela couple

Cabinet minister Lindiwe Sisulu was among thousands of mourners who yesterday attended the funeral of slain Bryanston couple Wendy Campbell and Wakelani Zuma-Memela.

Life hits a sweet spot for de Klerk SA's last white ruler

For most South Africans, FW de Klerk's 1990volte face speech was jaw- dropping. In a just-in-time bit of politicking, it promised, among other things, the release of Nelson Mandela.

'We had to stop Selebi' - Paul O'Sullivan

Paul O'Sullivan is the forensic investigator and former police reservist who uncovered Jackie Selebi's role in a crime racket.

'It has taken Jackie's death to vindicate us'

The death of former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi was sad, but was vindication for the official decision to release the disgraced former top cop on medical parole, said cabinet minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi yesterday.

Joburgers stealing sidewalks

Daisies in concrete planters, hedges and even vegetable gardens behind chained-off boundaries: these pretty pavements in suburban Johannesburg are the cause of great irritation to pedestrians, including moms pushing their babies in prams.

Parents 'fire' principal after cheating claims

The embattled principal of a KwaZulu-Natal school accused of being the worst offender in the matric cheating scandal faces an uncertain future after parents resolved to oust her and her deputy.

Exodus to low-cost independent schools

Disillusioned with South Africa's public schools, more and more parents have been sending their children to low- and middle-fee private schools in the past 10 years.

'Taxi rank' school is all about convenience

A short walk from Vuleka High School in Randburg, Johannesburg, is a busy, noisy taxi rank. And no one minds; not the teachers, pupils or parents.

Super-digs a steal at R120k a month (and a large deposit)

Looking for a lovely family home to rent? How about splashing out R120000 a month on a villa currently on the market in Westcliff, one of Johannesburg's most exclusive suburbs?

Streets lined with gold for pavement performers

Zakhele Popo is covered in gold and can make up to R1000 a day, or more if he's lucky.

Minister fights on as Hawks boss Dramat returns to work

The war between the Hawks and the police may become bloodier and dirtier - at the cost of taxpayer millions.
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'Mothering City' has a rule for all occasions

The jury is still out on whether e-cigarettes are harmful, but the City of Cape Town is not waiting for the debate to be settled - it has declared its intention to regulate their use.

Cape hotel rates leave government officials out in cold

Government officials struggled this week to find accommodation in Cape Town for the opening of parliament as hotel costs increased to as much as R8000 a night.
EFF Disrupts Parliament

The long and the short of quizzing Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has promised to take oral questions in parliament on March 11, having missed a date with the National Assembly in the last quarter of 2014.

Masseur lets hands do the talking on Bafana

Sizwe Gqoqgo gave up his job as a TV talkshow host in Germany to return to South Africa. Now he is still chatting away, massaging the muscles - and minds - of Bafana Bafana.

Buoyant partygoers push the boat out

Champagne flowed, vibey music rang out and hors d'oeuvres were devoured as Durban's poshest party boat cruised off for a night of dining and dancing.

Airport in a flap over Durban mega beach promenade

The Durban municipality's plans for a 10km-long promenade linking Umhlanga Rocks and its main beachfront could be scuppered because businesses operating at Virginia Airport are preparing a legal challenge.

Condoms prove lifesaver as oldies sail the love boat

What are the essentials for a cruise holiday? Sun hat? Kindle? Condoms?
A Mulard duck is being fed by a employee at the Ferme Basque in St-Urbain in this file photo

Force-fed geese come back to bite chef

A Foie gras producer which supplied Gordon Ramsay and other leading chefs went on trial in France this week for "extreme cruelty" to ducks and geese.

ANC 'discipline' for official who blew corruption whistle

The ANC has hauled a municipal speaker who lifted the lid on alleged corruption at a KwaZulu-Natal municipality before a disciplinary committee.

EFF rifts deepen as challenges to Malema surface

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has accused a senior party member of trying to usurp the party leadership, and of racism.

Tired teachers seek better jobs beyond state system

Education experts say frustrated teachers at state schools are seeking better job opportunities in independent schools "to get the benefits of life".

Don't let fly-by-night schools steal your child's future

Parents have been warned about fly-by-night private schools. A spokesman for the Department of Basic Education, Elijah Mhlanga, said every school, public or private, had to be registered.

'Killer' tag haunts man held after Senzo's murder

Man falsely held for killing Senzo Meyiwa still recognised and accused months after cops let him go

Has Kelly Khumalo already moved on?

Kelly Khumalo's new companion is the talk of the town.

How did Minecraft become so popular?

Author JK Rowling thrilled Minecraft fans last week by revealing that she is one of the millions who build imaginary worlds on screen. How did the game become so popular?

Is Minecraft good for minor miners? You bet

Such is the popularity of the video game Minecraft that a dedicated website, Minemum.com, exists to demystify the game for parents. It hosts a forum to discuss the game's effect on children's health, safety and development.

Hollywood agog over story of SA 'ghost boy'

The story of Martin Pistorius, who suffered "locked-in" syndrome and spent 12 years trapped in his own unresponsive body, looks set to become a major movie.

Dedicated Koeberg backup may be at risk

Eskom has been criticised for relying on Cape Town's ageing Acacia power plant, one of Koeberg's major lines of defence against a nuclear incident, to power the national grid.

SA entrepreneur's million rand shoe-shining kingdom

Entrepreneur Lere Mgayiya’s shoeshine stalls at airports around South Africa have flourished into a well-groomed multimillion-rand business

Last-gasp court reprieve for 'Dr Death'

Wouter Basson has 10 days to lodge an application for the recusal of two members of the panel involved in the disciplinary inquiry into his professional conduct.

Yes, Mother City takes its Met very seriously

You can tell JanuWORRY is almost over when the J&B Met street banners and store decorations start showing up all over Cape Town.

Champers and whisky lubricate MetroFM do

The holidays are over and everyone's back in Joburg. Thursday night was a clear sign of this when just about every celeb in town made it to an event for the release of nominations for the 14th annual MetroFM music awards.

Lessons in the art of diplomacy

Judith Macgregor, British High Commissioner to South Africa, stepped practically straight off a plane to welcome 80 guests at a function for the press and public affairs officers.

Curvy or not, women will hate this fatuous 'study'

You might think that the initial abolition of Page 3 - no more pictures of bare-chested women in the print edition of The Sun before it did an about-turn on Thursday - marked a real breakthrough in male-female relations.

Is spouse-to-be a prize bull or one of the usual herd?

If you're a 30-year-old man with a degree, weigh more than 90kg and value looks and personality in a potential bride, then you could be worth 10 cows or R75 000.
British actor Atkinson, dressed in his popular television character Mr. Bean, dances with Chinese performers during the filming of a promotional video in Shanghai

Mr Bean's £7.4m car sale profit

Mr Bean star Rowan Atkinson, who is going through a divorce, is to sell his McLaren F1 supercar for a multimillion-pound profit.

New 'death test' unveiled

A test to determine if elderly patients will die within 30 days of being admitted to hospital has been developed by doctors to give them the chance to go home or say goodbye to loved ones.
Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks during in Jerusalem

Netanyahu basks in Congress invitation, but may shake U.S. ties

Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to accept an invitation to address the U.S. Congress just days before Israel's parliamentary election offers him invaluable pre-vote publicity, but may also have shaken the balance of U.S.-Israel ties.

Long-legged steed gallops into history with R5.2m price tag

He is not even two years old, but already he's worth more than R5.2-million and has South Africa's horse racing fraternity abuzz.
File photo of a ranger about to perform an autopsy on the carcass of a rhino killed for its horn by poachers in South Africa's Kruger National Park

Win over the people and we will win rhino-poaching war

Since perhaps the dawn of time, the rhino, ubejane, tsukudu, renoster, has been emblematic of Africa. Of us as a continent, and as a people.

Power Report: Label lunacy is enough to get parents in a froth

It's a consumer health warning. But it's not accurate. Well, it's kind of accurate, depending.

Education MEC's 'bizarre' ideas for the perfect school system

KZN Basic Education MEC ’s bizarre call for phrenology tests for pupils borders on pseudo science, writes Nic Spaull

Portrait of an artist as normal, but kinda bohemian

Wayne Barker’s new exhibition reflects his response to recent events, writes Tymon Smith, but as always, with a twist or three

Hogarth on sport talk in Davos, agenda wars and Beyonce's wisdom for Bafana

This week Hogarth talks about the things that had us giggling, from sports talk in Davos to Beyonce wisdom for Bafana at Afcon.

Mampara of the Week: Peggy Nkonyeni

Not since the apartheid-era pencil test has a politician come up with anything that comes close as a predictor of one's worth to society.

So Many Questions: ANC, parliament and Sona

The Economic Freedom Fighters say they will disrupt the president’s state of the nation address next month. Chris Barron asked ANC chief whip in parliament Stone Sizani . . .

Obituary: Jannie Graaff, pioneer of modern welfare economics

1928-2015: Jannie Graaff, who has died in Cape Town at the age of 86, was one of the greatest and certainly most original economists South Africa has produced, and the author of South Africa's current tax legislation.

My Guantánamo nightmare detainee makes publishing history

In August 2003, the US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, authorised a plan to subject Guantánamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi to "special interrogation", whereby he would be put through a fake rendition process and led to believe he had been delivered to another country to be subjected to more brutal treatment. On August 24, an interrogation team burst into his isolation cell. In his diary, Slahi describes what followed:

AB and Hash show how SA can get back to winning ways

I won't offer an opinion on whether President Jacob Zuma or Zelda la Grange is right on whether South Africa's troubles began with the arrival on these shores of Jan van Riebeeck.

We saw the future in Soweto this week, and it is frightening

Stunned and shamed by events in Soweto this week, it may be tempting for some of us to look the other way or simply disbelieve what we see.

Looking to Zuma to put a spring in SA's step

According to the SABC, President Jacob Zuma says the government needs prayers for good leadership and peace. No; we just need good leadership. Many are praying, but it is just not working.

Editorial: Pushing the boundaries

Cricket, George Bernard Shaw once suggested, was invented by the English because they were not a spiritual people and needed an idea of eternity.

Editorial: Senzo case shows police can't do their job, even if they want to

The Senzo Meyiwa story is frightening in many respects, an arresting barometer of just how brutal life can still be in South Africa's now-mature democracy.

Readers' Views: gay children, Zelda la Grange and the value of black lives

Sunday Times readers' weigh in on everything from accepting gay children, Zelda la Grange's twitter 'implosion' and African lives.

Obituary: Christiane Lecocq, champion of 'social nudity'

1914-2014 Christiane Lecocq, who has died aged 103, was regarded as the doyenne of the naturist movement. With her husband, Albert, she founded the world's first naturist holiday resort in France and spearheaded the International Naturist Federation, an organisation that now has some 16 million members in 38 countries.

Obituary:King Abdullah, tyrant who gave up on reform

1924-2015 King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, who has died after a short illness, presided over his oil-rich, deeply religious and often divided nation at a time of unprecedented upheaval in the Arab and Muslim worlds.

Why Khuzwayo didn't make it

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo was supposed to take over the No1 jersey from demoted rival Darren Keet when Bafana Bafana faced Senegal in an African Nations Cup group match on Friday night.

Young bull Kriel gives Ludeke hope

The Bulls and Cheetahs used this friendly match in Polokwane yesterday to shed off-season rust, test new combinations and see what untested and inexperienced players have to offer.
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Lions forced to share the spoils

Cameroon and Guinea shared the spoils last night in the fourth 1-1 draw in as many matches in Group D of the Africa Cup of Nations at the Estadio de Malabo.
A fan waits for the opening match of the AFCON soccer tournament in Bata

Full houses cover over Cup cracks

A week after the start of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, fears the tournament in Equatorial Guinea would be a disaster are proving to be a little wide of the mark.

What makes death bowling so tough

Eight runs are all you have left in the bank. The batsmen are well set. You stand at the top of your run, ball in hand, about to deliver the last over. What do you do?
South Africa's AB de Villiers celebrates his century during the third day of their third test match against the West Indies in Cape Town

Nothing matters more for SA than winning the World Cup

Alex Ferguson - anyone who calls him "Sir" should be taken out and shot - is not the safest source of sanity on most matters. But even he cannot get all of it wrong all of the time, his slew of trophies excepted.

Faith, hope and big ifs for Bafana

"Average at best. Always, since 1992." This comment, from a disgruntled Bafana supporter, caught the eye not long after the final whistle had sounded in South Africa's 1-1 draw against Senegal in their second match of the Africa Cup of Nations in Group C here on Friday night.

Tough negotiator revels in contractual conflict

To the unacquainted, football agent Tim Sukazi comes across as a devil's advocate with a fondness for the conflict created by contractual negotiations.

Ghana reliant on just one man

One goal can hide a multitude of problems. For 92 minutes, Ghana toiled against Algeria, rarely looking like creating a chance, never mind scoring, but then Asamoah Gyan ran on to a long ball, held off Carl Medjani and directed an awkwardly bouncing ball into the corner.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return against Fernando Verdasco of Spain during their men's singles third round match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne

Djokovic sweeps into fourth round at Oz Open

Fired-up top seed Novak Djokovic powered into the Australian Open fourth round yesterday, joining sizzling fellow-world No1 Serena Williams and injury-free two-time winner Victoria Azarenka.

Quinton kept under wraps after quick recovery

Do not tell Quinton de Kock what we all know and what he might have realised himself: that he is an important part of SA's team. And that's on the captain's orders.
Serey Die of Ivory Coast is challenged by Guinea's Kevin Constant during their Group D soccer match of the 2015 African Cup of Nations in Malabo

Ivory Coast snatch lifeline at death

Substitute Max-Alain Gradel's late equaliser earned a disjointed Ivory Coast side a 1-1 draw with Mali in the Africa Cup of Nations yesterday as the Elephants kept alive their hopes of reaching the quarterfinals.
Chelsea players react after Bradford City's Yeates scored during their FA Cup fourth round soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London

Minnows Bradford burn down the Bridge

Premier League leaders Chelsea crashed out of the FA Cup after being sensationally beaten by lower-league opponents in the fourth round yesterday.

ICC boss Srinivasan cleared of IPL cover-up

India's Supreme Court has cleared International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman N Srinivasan of a cover up in the Indian Premier League (IPL) fixing case, but has delivered a damning verdict on the running of the world's richest and most powerful cricket board.
Chelsea manager Mourinho and Manchester City manager Pellegrini walk out onto the pitch ahead of their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester

Battle of the Blues crucial to Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini admitted Manchester City must now defeat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge later this month after suffering a major setback to their title hopes by losing at home to Arsenal for the first time in five years.

Duminy is a vital cog in the squad

More than once during the one-day series in Australia in November, South Africans saw the worry in each others' eyes and tried not to miss JP Duminy. Four times out of five, they failed.
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What about Behardien for Proteas squad?

Almost every time a national team squad for a major tournament is announced a name is mentioned during the roll call that makes you gawp in befuddlement.

Groundbreaker De Villiers can become a folk hero the likes of SA has never seen

AB de Villiers is the quintessential modern-day batsman. In a game where test, one-day internationals (ODIs) and T20 cricket can all be played in one month, his ability to adjust his game both technically and mentally across all these formats sets him apart from any other batsman in the world today.

Return of the conquistadors

Class Acts Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanchez and Diego Costa light up the English Premier League.

Sterling's the next poster boy

Given that Liverpool will have a vacancy for the role of global superstar at the end of the season, Raheem Sterling's timing is impeccable.

Boxing fundis mull over how to bring back fans

South African boxing faces a desperate race against time, if it wishes to avoid taking a further beating, to figure out what the paying public wants to see.

Springbok players stymied by contracts

Several leading Springboks in high demand to take up lucrative contracts in Europe and Britain after the Rugby World Cup might miss out because they are prohibited from negotiating with foreign clubs until September.

MTN bribe accused to pilot new airline

Former South African ambassador Yusuf Saloojee, the man who was allegedly bribed by an MTN official in Iran, has emerged as the chairman of South Africa's newest low-cost airline, Pak Africa Aviation, which is due to be launched next month.

Power cuts just part of the problem

Business ConfidenceInvestors wary for a host of reasons, says chamber of commerce
Preparations Ahead Of The Davos World Economic Forum 2015

SA puts on brave face at Davos

The annual gathering at Davos is derided by critics as narcissistic and out of touch.

Local authorities 'aggravate crisis'

Trade Minister Rob Davies warned potential investors at Davos this week about the threat of power shortages, but the acting head of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Peggy Drodskie, says this is only a small part of why business is losing confidence in the country.

Google relieved to ditch device tailored for 'Glass-holes'

Last week's announcement by Google that it was suspending production of Google Glass was, ironically, a step forward for the search giant.

Get a unique name for your baby - at a hefty price

Gwyneth Paltrow named her children Apple and Moses, Beyoncé gave birth to Blue Ivy and Kim Kardashian has a daughter called North. But what if you want something really unique?

Biotech gems: a needle in a Heystek

Biotechnology sits at the very edge of the scientific envelope and backing this kind of research and development with your own money is not for the fainthearted.

PIC fumes over R175m Ivory Coast slap

The Public Investment Corporation is spitting mad at Ecobank's former CEO, Thierry Tanoh, for suing it as well as the bank.

Hudaco gets off lightly in Sars tax dispute

Component distributor Hudaco has dodged a full R1.9-billion penalty in a tax dispute with SARS and will instead pay only R312-million after a two-year fight over how it financed its BEE scheme.

PPC set to make history with shareholder vote

PPC, South Africa's largest cement producer, is set to make history tomorrow at its annual general meeting.

Eskom grid collapse warning 'misinterpreted'

Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona's warning about the possibility of a catastrophic total collapse of the grid was simply "the wrong use of grammar", says the power utility now.

Reserve Bank lashes Carmol 'Ponzi scheme'

The South African Reserve Bank has slammed the auditors of Carmol, a suspected R450-million Ponzi scheme offering investors 96% returns, for providing false hope to scores of its bewildered investors by promising the repayment of frozen funds.

Top of the fast-food pecking order

If anyone else said they wanted to change the way the world thinks about chicken and to "change people's lives, one chicken at a time", they would probably be laughed at. But when Robbie Brozin says it, it does not seem quite such a cliché.

Microsoft is in danger of becoming cool again

It was expected to be a fairly routine keynote address, with Microsoft using an event in Seattle on Wednesday to take the wraps off the consumer features of its new operating system, Windows 10.

Heavyweight miners take steam out of rally

South African stocks ended slightly lower on Friday, snapping a four-day winning streak, dragged down partly by Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), which issued a profit warning.
Rob Rose

Afrox's conveyor belt of excuses out of gas

Gas giant Afrox has taken some well-deserved flak since last week when it insulted the intelligence of just about anyone who has ever read a stock exchange announcement.

Gas lit up for 'off-grid' business boom

Eskom's power crisis is pushing consumers and businesses to alternative sources of power - and one of the most obvious is gas.

High-flying Comair faces pay strike

A strike is looming at Comair, where trade union Solidarity is demanding a 15% pay rise for cabin crew.

Working to enable disabled children through the arts

Danieyella Rodin is the arts and culture portfolio manager at the Chaeli Campaign, which aims to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities. She tells Margaret Harris that her work with the non-profit organisation began as an actress in its production ‘In the Wings’
resignation letter

How to resign with grace

You just got offered a new job and are itching to tell your soon-to-be-ex-boss what an idiot you think he is. But before you do that, pause.
The first British Airways Airbus A380 rolls out of the hangar.

The Airbus A380 recalls the glamour of old-school air travel

Back in the '30s, Imperial Airways' aeroplanes blazed an impossibly stylish (and perilous) trail over Africa. Paul Ash retraced their journey, and felt echoes of their glory in the Airbus A380
Honda NSX

7 new cars that'll cause a ruckus in 2015

Car enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to this year with the launch of some cracking new releases
Ndumiso Ngcobo

Do you suffer from a technophobia affliction?

Some people, like me, are born with the technophobia affliction. However, a lot of old folks are technophobic merely as a consequence of being old, writes Ndumiso Ngcobo
Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman in Amazon Prime's 'Transparent'

Take-homes from the 2015 Golden Globes

The streaming-TV boom is channelling a rich range of voices - and being recognised for it, writes Rebecca Davies

Searching for redemption at a high school reunion

Daniel Browde went to his 20-year matric reunion, and found himself back in the labyrinth

'Skylanders' takes kids' gaming to a whole new level

'Skylanders' is part video game and part physical toy. It's a craze that's fun for kids, but pricey for parents, writes Matthew Vice
Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with a digital voice in 'Her'

Best of DStv Movies: 25 - 31 January 2015

Tune in or turn off: Matthew Vice's take on this week's movies that'll be airing on DStv

Are male birth control pills really a smart idea?

Paige Nick questions gender-bending developments in the world of birth control
Julianne Moore as Havana Segrand in 'Map to the Stars'

Movie review: 'Map to the Stars'

David Cronenberg's latest film, 'Map to the Stars', burns holes in the fabric of Hollywood, writes Sue de Groot

11 new novelists to look out for in 2015

These SA-based novelists' books promise to be well worth reading

10 books that made the Sunday Times bestsellers list

Fiction and non-fiction books that have been flying off bookshelves
This stamp commemorates the 150th anniversary of 'Alice in Wonderland'

Cheshire cat to star on commemorative 'Alice in Wonderland' stamp

'Alice in Wonderland' turns 150 this year, and these stamps are part of an anniversary series released by Britain's Royal Mail. The artwork is by the award-winning illustrator Grahame Baker-Smith.
Patrick Bulger

The conch: The case of the missing wheelie bin

Searching for his bin on refuse-collection days has become Patrick Bulger's new pastime

The moment: Shahzadee and Ataa's indoor-outdoor wedding

After a monosyllabic start at a soccer tournament, this Joburg couple's relationship quickly bloomed into articulate romance, writes Sibongile Mafu

Tips when visiting Jordan

The country at the 'crossroads of the Middle East' contains scenic splendours - and one of the world's truly great sights. Chris Leadbeater suggests how best to visit
Paddling downriver through the Nama Canyon section of the Orange River as it winds through the Richtersveld National Park

6 offbeat ideas for holidaying in SA

If you only do one great local trip or adventure this year, make sure it's something you've never done before, writes Paul Ash
Tatum Williams

My kind of holiday: Model Tatum Williams

Egypt is on this city girl's bucket list. She tells us about her best and worst trips

Accidental tourist: You've come to the wrong place

When you're making travel plans, be sure you know where you're going, writes Bridget Hilton-Barber

Paris visitor numbers slump

Travel news for people on the move
The River Nile at Aswan, seen from the Panorama Bar of the Movenpick hotel

Peter's Post: Egypt for oldies,

Our travel expert answers queries on routes and destinations around the world

Bletchley Park: Cracking the Nazi secret code

Sophie Campbell visits Bletchley Park, the World War 2 code-breaking site in Hertfordshire, at the centre of a new film

Monte Carlo legend sells off its past

The Hotel de Paris will auction more than 4000 lots before a grand refurbishment. By Anita Singh
Faviken is based on a hunting estate in north Sweden

The world's most isolated (and exclusive) gourmet restaurant

John O'Ceallaigh dines at Faviken, a remote Swedish restaurant that serves up an epic, multiple-course set menu to just a dozen diner a night

Travel competition: Where in the world?

To stand a chance of winning R500, tell us the name of the tower in this photograph

Take a trip to friendly Overberg

Overberg village Suurbraak is a picture-perfect, timeless spot to unwind, writes Janine Stephen

Readers' Adventure: High action in the Pilanesberg

Sibonile Catherine Ndlovu enjoys the high-action drama of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Weekend Escape: Luxury watersports in the Waterberg

Claire Keeton enjoys a five-star stay with some watersports in the Waterberg

Following in the footsteps of Moses

As Ridley Scott's latest film revisits the flight of the ancient Israelites from Egypt, Chris Leadbeater reveals how much of their journey can be done today

Re-imagining the maps of Britain

Horatio Clare delights in a tour of Britain's hidden byways, following in the footsteps of cavers and ley-line hunters, balloonists and Druids
Peanut butter cinnamon ice-cream with peanut brittle

5 innovative ice-cream recipes you won't have tried before

These quirky ice-cream flavours will have you scooping for more
Homemade organic berry ice cream

Meet 7 of SA's best ice-cream makers

Shanthini Naidoo gives you the scoop on Joburg, Cape Town and Durban's coolest ice cream makers
South Indian spiced baked kabeljou with cucumber and apple salad

Tonight's supper: South Indian spiced baked kabeljou

An exotic spice rub adds loads of flavour to this easy fish dish
Delonghi ice-cream maker

2 ice-cream makers put to the test

Considering buying an ice-cream maker? Hilary Biller tries out two goodies
Kaapzicht Ice 2009, R160 a bottle

Wine of week: Kaapzicht Ice 2009

Who says you can't make wine from grapes frozen on the vine in sunny South Africa? Joanne Gibson puts a Capetonian icewine to the taste test
Earl Grey ice-cream sandwiches

Earl Grey ice-cream sandwiches

Food blogger Hein van Tonder offers a sophisticated take on the ice-cream sandwich

Rumblings: Licking the opposition with breast milk ice-cream

Matt O'Connor shares how his innovative ice-cream parlour is shaping a new world of oral gratification
Brewdog/ Weihenstephan's India Pale Weizen, 330ml bottle, R42

Beer of the week: Brewdog/Weihenstephan's India Pale Weizen

Nick Mulgrew is excited by a historic brewery's collaboration
A delicious thin-base pizza out of Tiger's Milk's wood-fired oven

Restaurant review: Tiger's Milk, Cape Town

Richard Holmes says all roads lead to dude-food at this new Muizenberg beachfront restaurant
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