Kill thy neighbour: Alex attack brings home SA's shame

The brutality of South Africans turning on their neighbours was brought home yesterday morning as people stood by while a Mozambican man was stalked, stabbed and killed as he lay in township filth, pleading for his life.

Former Eskom boss ‘bent the rules’ to favour Gupta mines

Ousted Eskom boss Zola Tsotsi bent the power utility’s rules to push through a R400-million-a-year coal supply contract for the powerful and connected Gupta family.

No action yet on Phiyega in top cop's fraud case

Western Cape police chief Arno Lamoer's penchant for snappy clothes from Markhams and Truworths could lead to him wearing an orange prison uniform.

Mac Maharaj says goodbye to the ‘bastards’

Mac Maharaj told journalists nothing but the truth as Zuma’s spokesman, he tells Sam Mkokeli

Xenophobic violence in Gauteng continues unabated

More than 60 people have been arrested in Gauteng following a spate of xenophobic violence in the province.

Comment: Toxic brew may ignite at any moment

They say the police drove slowly behind the marauding mob — keeping a polite distance — as if fearful of offending it with their presence.

From the DRC’s hell to victimisation in SA

“I was not safe in the DRC. I was not safe in Joburg, now I am not safe in Durban. I don’t know what to do. I can only pray,” said Alex Musambia.

Maimane knows what he’s in for - and he says he can handle it

Mmusi Maimane does not get himself into DA leadership battles he is unlikely to win.

Lack of support keeps women out of judiciary

The bench is still a man’s world in South Africa. But why is it that so few women come forward to serve in the judiciary, those who appoint the country’s judges wanted to know this week.

Zille’s swift exit said to conceal DA power play

DA leader Helen Zille broke down in tears publicly three times this week, days after claiming that the decision to quit as her party’s leader was her own.

Comment: Relentless focus saw DA grow in every poll

To successfully lead the official opposition you need to be able to do three things: win votes, provide a vision and raise money.

PE man takes family to join Islamic State

The brother of a Port Elizabeth man who has joined the terrorist organisation Islamic State has spoken out against his sibling’s decision and says it has put him and his family in grave danger.

SA comic's ’regular’ Muslim campaign goes global

Comedian Riaad Moosa’s social media campaign #MuslimNotExtremist, aimed at debunking stereotypes about Muslims, has attracted the attention of New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams.

Heated rivalry as SA ice-swimmers scoop top spots

Move over, Lewis Pugh, here comes Ram Barkai. He might not hold as many world endurance swimming records as Pugh, but Barkai and three other South African swimmers scooped top spots at the first Ice Swimming World Championship in Murmansk, Russia, last month.

Menlyn sets the pace for green design

Chicago, Rome, Bangkok and Melbourne are each getting one — and now the Pretoria East suburb of Menlyn is clinching bragging rights to a multibillion-rand green precinct.

Ancient cycads no match for modern poachers

Never mind the rhino, save our cycads.

SA architect built career worthy of global honour

Jo Noero has more than 200 “children” scattered across South Africa. He is not a nomadic lothario but an architect, who regards the buildings he has created over the past three decades as family members.

King’s trust sues ex-journo over book

First she promised to bring home a South African hero jailed in Canada, now she is being sued for failing to deliver a Zulu history book that was commissioned by King Goodwill Zwelithini.

The stars play on at theatre awards

Jozi's thespian crowd came out to play on Tuesday evening at the 11th annual Naledi Theatre Awards, held at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre.

More than 350 foreigners killed - but only one murder conviction

Ebrahim Mohamed Ali knows why his brother Abubakar was killed - it was because he was a Somali.

No arrests in deaths involving foreigners

Like Mozambican Ernesto Nhamuave, who became known as the “Burning Man” after pictures of his agonising death were sent into the world, Ethiopian Tesema Marcus suffered a similar death a week ago.

SA expatriates keeping their bags packed ‘just in case’

AS the tension from three weeks of xenophobic violence intensifies, South African companies operating elsewhere on the continent are on high alert following threats of tit-for-tat attacks on expatriates.

Comment: How many more have to die before we talk about why?

South Africa is in the grip of yet another xenophobic spasm. From photographs and TV footage it appears these brutal acts of violence against foreigners have been carried out exclusively by black South Africans.

Power crisis a cash bonanza for wife of Eskom's acting chairman

South Africa’s crippling electricity debacle is proving to be a crisis of convenience for Eskom ’s new acting chairman, Ben Ngubane.

Family in the dark over Big Brother contestant

The family of a Big Brother Mzansi contestant who may have been sexually assaulted by a fellow housemate say they have been prevented from speaking to her by the show’s owners.
Maths and science at school.

Government’s R1.1bn back-to-school boost

The government’s back-to-school plan for teachers is getting a R1.1-billion boost as it seeks a radical overhaul of the teaching of maths and science.

Sultan’s yacht going home after trip to the bottom of Vaal Dam

A yacht that once belonged to the sultan of Zanzibar has been “rediscovered” in a Knysna boat yard — and is now due to return to its home turf to be restored to its former glory.

Little Foot steps back into the forefront

Little Foot, the celebrated hominid skeleton found in the Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg in the ’90s, has emerged once again as a vital clue to human evolution.

Conference gives humble beasts of burden their day in the sun

Spectacular, endangered animals such as the rhino and elephant are often in the spotlight — but this week it was the turn of the humble donkey.

Frisbee throwing no longer just for beach bums

It looks like just a casual game for beach bums but Frisbee throwing is a rapidly growing sport in South Africa.

Heritage meeting agrees on need for unified SA identity

“We are against the creation of concentration camps for monuments.”

Inspiration on the rocks

As smooth and sophisticated as the tipple they swigged, Durban’s yuppie brigade were properly schooled in the art of savouring single malt whisky this week.

Cape Town: the Moreish City

Cape Town recently took third place in a reader survey of the world’s best food cities by Condé Nast Traveller magazine.
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Mediterranean graveyard, the nameless dead of Malta

Many who perished in last weekend's migrant boat disaster have ended up in this island nation, where they'll be buried next to migrants who lost their lives in previous tragedies.

How the jailed Mandela tried to deal with the Winnie crisis

Former intelligence chief Niël Barnard started top-secret talks with Nelson Mandela in prison in the late 1980s.

When our leaders add fuel to the flames

The townships of KwaZulu-Natal are on fire. Dead bodies have been left in the wake of this mayhem, which shows no sign of abating.
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So many questions on xenophobia

Violence against foreigners erupted after certain remarks were made about them by Edward Zuma and King Goodwill Zwelithini. Chris Barron asked the president’s son...
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The great unfinished business of Helen Zille

The outgoing DA leader is determined to achieve a realignment in SA politics, writes Chris Barron.

Why some people are just more attractive than others

A look at the science of sexiness reveals the surprising secrets of attraction.
Omar Badsha prepares for his exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery.

Struggle photographer puts the ‘fist and flag’ label to rest

Omar Badsha’s exhibition pursues ways of thinking beyond the prism of politics, writes Tymon Smith.

Peter Makurube: Tireless, fiercely independent promoter of local culture

It was fitting that the memorial for Peter Makurube saw the Bassline in Newtown, Johannesburg, packed with musicians, artists, filmmakers, writers and poets on Monday night.

Editorial: Tough action to end our national shame

In a month in which South Africa should be basking in glory for reaching the milestone of 21 years as a democratic nation, mayhem is taking over our streets.

Obituary: Percy Sledge, American soul singer

Percy Sledge, the American soul singer who has died aged 73, rose to fame with the 1966 hit When a Man Loves a Woman.
Outgoing DA leader Helen Zille and the party’s parliamentary leader, Mmusi Maimane, at a 2014 election rally in Johannesburg.

Maimane facing the challenge of weighty expectations for future success

Next year’s local government poll, and articulating a credible message for it, is the test Helen Zille’s successor will have to pass — and time is limited, writes Tony Leon.

And we still deny the attacks against foreigners are xenophobic

The savage attacks on foreigners have stunned and embarrassed us all. We’re at a loss for words and we seemed unaware that we were capable of such depravity.
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Editorial: Regret and relief at Zille’s DA farewell

Helen Zille came, she saw and she certainly conquered. In a post-apartheid South Africa, Zille saw off party rivals, friends and enemies with equal vigour and alacrity.

Günter Grass: Conscience of postwar Germany

Günter Grass, who has died aged 87, won the 1999 Nobel prize for literature mainly for his first novel, Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum).

Power Report: Taken for a ride with a ‘written-off ’ used car

The more car-related complaints I investigate, the more I realise how little most car buyers know about this complex industry. And it’s a dangerous ignorance, because other than property , a set of wheels is usually a consumer’s most important and expensive buy.

Owen Da Gama fingered for U-23s’ exit

South Africa Under-23 head coach Owen Da Gama is set to be hauled over the coals, with even his future potentially discussed, when he meets SA Football Association CEO Dennis Mumble this week.
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Heyneke tense as he watches injuries mount

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer admits he is frustrated, nervous, emotional and tense as he watches weekend after weekend of Super Rugby, wishing he could get more time with his players in a World Cup year.

PSL's young player award may be poisoned chalice

With the Premier Soccer League (PSL) soon to bring down the curtain on another season, one of the more widely debated accolades will come under scrutiny and the young player of the year award will once again put an emerging talent under the microscope.

CSA admits to 'consultation' in selection of World Cup cricket side

Cricket SA (CSA) admitted last night that chief executive Haroon Lorgat had been "consulted" about the composition of the SA team in the World Cup semifinal last month.
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Bulls starve Sharks of territory and the ball

In securing their first regular-season Super Rugby double over the Sharks, the Bulls may have extinguished any hope the Durban side had of winning the South African conference.
Scrumhalf Louis Schreuder gets the ball out to the Stormers backline during yesterday’s game against the Force in Perth

Stormers in scrappy win to end successful tour

The Stormers held on to record a hard-earned victory over the Western Force in Perth in their Super Rugby clash yesterday.
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Heartbreaking home defeat for hamstrung Cheetahs

It has been that kind of season for the Cheetahs. One step forward, two back.
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Percy Sonn would have supplied the naked truth

It’s a shame Percy Sonn is no longer around. Or perhaps it’s for his own good, given what is going on in the offices in which he ranted and raved with rampant righteousness.
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Super Rugby form is no guarantee

At the midway point in Super Rugby, South African teams are lagging behind the best from Australia and New Zealand.

Franco’s outlook is paying dividends

Success is sometimes closer than you think. Sometimes you just have to pull yourself towards yourself.

Fans must pay to watch Mayweather weigh-in

Fans are to be charged for a weigh-in for the first time at a major boxing event on Friday, May 1, when Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao step on to the scales inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Mokoka goes solo to smash 5 000m record

Distance star Stephen Mokoka ran by himself to smash the 20-year-old South African 5 000m record in Stellenbosch yesterday.
Laureus Sport for Good Foundation chairman Edwin Moses, left, chats with Nico Rosberg of the Mercedes GP team at the Shanghai International Circuit

Nico Rosberg gets a lesson from wise Moses

Super athlete tells how he won 122 races in a row

The moment in Auckland that will continue to haunt Proteas

Nothing exists in SA cricket, circa 2014-15, before or after the moment in which a skinny, bearded bloke from Joburg smashed Dale Steyn for six on an electric evening at Eden Park last month.

Boxing SA on the ropes as staff stay away

Boxing SA (BSA) has descended into chaos and the sports body’s operations have ground to a standstill as disgruntled staff members continue to stay away from work.

Coutinho nails his Red colours to the mast

It seemed a simple enough question to Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho but, as recent history at Anfield has shown, it has the potential to be incendiary.

Myles is SA’s new king of freestyle

Myles Brown came, swam and he conquered.

Coach risked his life for swimmers

Recovering after open-heart surgery, Graham Hill this week admitted he had toyed with death by delaying the operation to focus on his job as national swimming coach.
Absa Premiership: Bidvest Wits v Chippa United

Chilli Boys hold Students as Birds fail to fly — yet again

Tough conditions and even tougher opponents made it difficult for Bidvest Wits to earn the home Absa Premiership victory they would have hoped for against a game Chippa United.
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Bakkies is back as world-class players vie for European glory

With its new wrap-around roof to keep out the icy mistral , the Stade Velodrome in Marseille is barely recognisable from the time when Bakkies Botha and Jean de Villiers made their test debuts there in 2002.

How Swys has moulded some of SA’s most gifted emerging stars

It took Swys de Bruin two days to recognise what a prodigious talent Patrick Lambie was — quicker than it takes SA ’s president to respond to an international humanitarian crisis.
Katie Ledecky of the U.S. smiles after winning the women's 800m freestyle final during the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona in  2013.

Young US star dons Phelp’s mantle with super swim

With Michael Phelps taking the night off, Katie Ledecky flew the US flag at the Mesa Pro Series swimming meeting with a sizzling 400m freestyle victory.
Steven Gerrard of Liverpool scores from the penalty spot a second time during the Liverpool All Star Charity Match in Liverpool, England.

Gerrard champing at the bit to lead Liverpool as they pursue the FA Cup

Steven Gerrard is gunning to lead Liverpool against fellow Premier League side Aston Villa in an FA Cup semifinal at London’s Wembley Stadium today.
Telford Vice

Percy Sonn would have supplied the naked truth

It’s a shame Percy Sonn is no longer around. Or perhaps it’s for his own good, given what is going on in the offices in which he ranted and raved with rampant righteousness.

The blood of these fellow Africans is our blood too

I am an African, born and bred on the southern corner of our beloved Mother Continent.

Molefe given SA's worst job - ending load-shedding

Transnet boss Brian Molefe has stepped into the country's hottest seat after Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown named him as acting CEO of Eskom on Friday.

Xenophobia hits MTN, Sasol square on

South African companies with operations north of the border are suffering a fierce backlash from this week's wave of xenophobic violence, blamed on remarks by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini.

R100bn splurge on share buybacks

SA firms are major players in the global buyback mania, which, some say, is fed by executive greed.

Sanlam's Van Zyl mum on big idea

It looks as if Johan van Zyl, the outgoing CEO of Sanlam who is credited with turning around what was a lumbering Afrikaans insurance giant back in 2003, may team up with his family in a new business venture when he retires at the end of this year.

"Please Call Me" Inventor: Vodacom not off the hook

Nkosana Makate, the inventor of the "Please Call Me" cellphone SMS service, just won't give up.

Telkom maintenance at risk in fleet dispute

Telkom is at the mercy of the North Gauteng High Court, which will decide on Friday whether the state-controlled company must hand back 6000 vans it has been leasing from Daimler Fleet Management for its field technicians.

Land claim puts brake on innovative energy plant

A KwaZulu-Natal sugar-cane farmer's grand plan to build an R800-million, 16.5MW renewable energy plant on his farm could be thwarted by a massive land claim that could swallow the entire property earmarked for the project.

State oil plans 'will put SA on slippery slope'

A row is brewing between the local oil refining industry and the industry's regulator.

NCR waging 'toothless' war on unscrupulous credit providers

The National Credit Regulator's company secretary, Lesiba Mashapa, says the watchdog body is winning the war against unscrupulous credit providers.
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The cost of companies' efforts to avoid paying tax

Shifting profits to low-tax jurisdictions not only erodes South Africa's tax base, it erodes the base for paying living wages to employees - as well as the base for creating value for black economic empowerment partners.

Seeing the value in troubled Cadiz

Only the keenest small-cap followers would have followed the conversion of struggling IT firm ConvergeNet into a new listed private equity offering called Stellar Capital.

The price of vice in Mzansi

Would a rose by any other cost smell as sweet? A Deutsche Bank report shows that South Africa remains one of the cheapest places in the world to spend money - and Australia the most expensive.

SA firm's easy reader ready to swipe the world

A local innovation that makes it easier and cheaper for small-business owners to swipe customer credit and debit cards is about to be rolled out in Australia and New Zealand.

Dear Corruption Watch: All about Ipid and Robert McBride

Dear Corruption Watch, what exactly is Ipid? It has been much in the news, and now it's "studying" the McBride court record.

Just popping up to build a brand

Forgive my jangling tone, but I've consumed enough sugar in the past few days to be the key case study at a dentists' convention or the new poster boy for an anti-diabetes campaign. But all in the name of brand research.

Court bid by e.tv could delay digital migration

Just as South Africa's broadcasting digital migration project looked to be making solid progress for the first time in years, one of the protagonists in the long-running war over the encryption of TV signals is unleashing its lawyers, potentially setting the process back by months, even years.
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Eskom fluffs its lines as bosses lose the plot

If you, like most South Africans, don't have much of a clue about what's happening at Megawatt Park, it's no coincidence.

SA stocks follow global markets in down trend

South African share prices followed global stock markets lower on Friday as traders grappled with an outage of Bloomberg financial terminals and fears of a regulatory clampdown on trading in China.

Norway bets big on growth in Africa

Norway's sovereign wealth fund is pouring a bigger share of its cash into Africa in a bid to capture some of the fastest growth in the global economy.

Municipal defaulters feel the freeze

Eskom's threat last week to cut bulk power to the worst municipal defaulters had the desired effect as some rushed to set up payment plans to keep the lights on.

Will Old Mutual come back to SA?

The appointment of former Liberty Group CEO Bruce Hemphill as new CEO of rival Old Mutual this week has left the market guessing about the insurers' intentions.

A win-win scheme for CEOs and shareholders

One compelling reason why shareholders back share repurchases is that they generally lead to a share price increase.

A plunge from Cadiz into icy territory

New beginnings can be daunting, but few can match the tale former Cadiz Holdings CEO Ram Barkai has to tell.

Sun Air's sudden departure haunts embattled SAA

South African Airways is facing a R1-billion damages claim from Johannesburg businessman Robert Watson for allegedly orchestrating the failure of rival airline Sun Air in 1999 and misleading shareholders.
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Private-equity poster child Brait beefs up at the gym

A sizeable war chest from the sale of Pepkor enabled investment company Brait to clinch a last-minute deal to buy 80% of the Virgin Active health club chain for £682-million (R12.2-billion) this week.
 A bartender serves beers  at the Alt Berlin (Old Berlin) bar on April 22, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

SABMiller share has a nice head as rumours swirl

A better-than-expected trading update had investors in SABMiller toasting their good fortune as the share price recovered from a recent dip to close the week at R655.56.
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A good deed for SA's newest land owners

The Khaya Lam Land Reform project is a partnership of the Ngwathe Municipality council in the Free State and the Free Market Foundation, which has begun a sponsored handout of title deeds to individual recipients. The foundation's Perry Feldman, a local farmer, discusses the project.

Key Liberty insider on the loose

Towards the end of this year, Liberty's former CEO Bruce Hemphill will go head to head with his successor, Thabo Dloti, for a bigger slice of the African insurance pie when he takes the reins at Old Mutual.

Stock Talk: Amplats had the heft to keep lid on board battles

It looks as if we missed a humdinger of a boardroom battle at Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) a few years ago if last week's account by former CEO Neville Nicolau in this newspaper is anything to go by.
Bloomberg terminal is seen inside a kiosk on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

Bloomberg blowout shakes the markets

Bloomberg terminals, the computer systems used by hundreds of thousands of financial workers, went offline on Friday morning, causing havoc in the financial world.
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More disclosure needed from JSE-listed firms

We all know about the repurchasing activity of the big dual-listed entities such as Anglo American, SABMiller and BAT because they are required by the London Stock Exchange to disclose their repurchases on a daily basis.

Being different is what will make Huawei a success

As Samsung and Apple fight a marketing and innovation war for leadership in the consumer device market, it's easy to imagine it's all about the technology.

Move to curb the churn behind battle for brokers

A senior guy at Liberty called me last Friday. He was phoning to let me know for the sake of my reputation that an insurance broker I was planning to interview was under investigation by the Financial Services Board for product churn and did I realise that by giving him a platform I was undermining my own credibility?

Maximising value all the way to zero

A meeting of high-profile investors and corporate executives held recently in New York heard from one CEO how the structure of his remuneration would allow him to make more in a few years than in his whole career.

Crisis at parastatals is a golden chance for change

Renowned American psychologist Abraham Maslow said: "One can choose to go back towards safety or forward towards growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again."

Helping clients navigate their sunset years

Hayden Lansdell is divisional manager in Pretoria at financial planning group GCI Wealth. He says integrity is key for his job, followed by fairness.

Pearl Thusi's addicted to watching her money multiply

TV and radio presenter, actress and modelling agency owner Pearl Thusi, 26, talks about being enterprising and her penchant for fast cars and property.
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4 ways to make sure your CV gets read

When we meet people face to face we have a small window of time to make a good first impression - and the same applies when we send a CV to a potential employer.

The creator of 'Mad Men' on life after the final episode airs

Matthew Weiner defied studio bosses and bean counters to write something he believed in - and kept on doing it till his hit show 'Mad Men' came to a bittersweet end, writes Jane Mulkerrins.
Woman crying in office.

25 signs you've hit middle age

When 50-year-olds are having babies and tweens are running business empires, is there still such a thing as middle age? Yes, and here's how you know you've hit it.
Painter Nelson Makamo and designer Olé Ledimo mix cloth and canvas.

An arty fashion collaboration sees clothes become canvases

Fashion for fashion lovers and art for art aficionados, right? Well, not necessarily. These two disciplines rarely merge in one creative project, but it can be done.
Amy Ayanda, Albany Lore, Thor Rixon, Jana Babez, Umlilo.

Saving us from our 'harmful' diets, one music video at a time

Cape muso Thor Rixon wants to change the world with a tune that's tickling YouTube's taste buds.

The Conch: These are fragrant violations

The person in the library was wearing what I'd describe as a "loud" fragrance, which is to say it was rather overbearing. I went to sit in a "quieter" section of the library.
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Cruising the sacred water's of the Ganges

On the only cruise ship built to navigate India's shallow Ganges, Bob Maddams sails from the heart of the Raj to the holy city of Varanasi.

Accidental Tourist: The party people of Peru are a jol to see

It seems that Peruvians will use any excuse to host a lively, colourful gathering, writes Tania Auby.
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My Kind of Holiday: Tiffany Prior, owner of Ice Model Management

Tiffany Prior, the fashion programme director for the Vodacom Durban July, on London and the bliss of Mauritius.
Rockets sailing across the sky during a festival on a Greek isle.

Travel competition: Where in the world?

Tell us the name of the island in this photo to stand a chance to win R500.
Budapest.

Peter's Post: Amsterdam's best festivals

Our travel expert, Peter Malherbe, answers queries on routes and destinations around the world.
Ring-tailed lemur.

Madagascar's an evolutionary Noah's Ark

Twenty years after the conservationist Gerald Durrell died, new species are emerging on Madagascar at the rate of one per week writes Richard Madden.
A detail of the artworks in the replica cave, the Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, in Vallon Pont d'Arc, France.

Stone Age Frenchmen & the start of art

An intricate replica of some of the earliest-ever cave paintings - and the cave they were found in - opens this week in south-central France, writes Anthony Peregrine.
The infinity pool at Zimbali Lodge looks out over miles of rare coastal forest.

Weekend Escape: Hurray for (Zim)baliwood

Think Zimbali and you think luxury but, as Shelley Seid discovers, this exclusive KwaZulu-Natal resort is a treat for nature lovers too.
The action at a colourful Ethiopian market.

Readers' World: Ethopia's Old Town is seriously snapworthy

Allen Schultz spends some time photographing the ancient walled city of Harar.
Camembert-stuffed sirloin streaks

Around the world in 5 artisinal cheese recipes

From French camembert to Dutch gouda, South Africa is producing some top notch 'international' cheeses. We've made the most of them in these winning recipes.
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Rumblings: You can live without ice cream, but not without cheese

Carlos Amato doesn't feel like he's missing out much because he's lactose intolerant. That said, there's one food he really wishes wasn't off the menu.

South Africa’s developing a taste for gourmet cheese

‘Plastic’ processed cheese still comes tops at the tills but, don’t turn your nose up at it, it can lead to ‘better’ things.
Fides Grenache Blanc 2013, R150 a bottle.

Wine of the week: Fides Grenache Blanc 2013

Some rules are meant to be broken, or at least bent a little, such as red wine with meat and white wine with fish. Which red or white wine? Which meat or fish? More importantly, which sauce?
Apple tarte tatin with cheese crust

Just desserts: Apple tarte tatin with cheese crust

This classic French tart gets a savoury edge with addition of a sprinkling of mature cheese.
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