Comedic actor reaping fruit of social media vine

By POLISWA PLAATJIE With social media on the rise, it is no surprise that many young people are using it to market themselves. One such individual...

Development in migraine treatment

By ZISANDA NKONKOBE A development in headache prevention is a headband called the Cefaly. According to medical director of The Headache Clinic Dr Elliot Shevel, the...

No harm in ukuthwala ‘if young woman consents’

Ukuthwala, although a recognised method of marriage, is not relevant in modern societies. This is the sentiment of cultural law expert Professor Digby Koyana, who...

Nostalgic game has no bounds

By VUYISWA VENA SOUTH Africans have not yet received the latest Nintendo game, Pokemon Go, on their smartphone stores, but that is not deterring game...

‘Uplifting’ pair sing their truth

By ZIPO-ZENKOSI NCOKAZI You have to acknowledge someone’s musical prowess if they can capture your heart and presence with just their voice and a guitar. That is...

Create a nifty herb stand

With more and more people opting to live in gated estates here in sunny South Africa, we find that gardens with plenty of space...

Born to write and bring books to explosive life

By BARBARA HOLLANDS It would take hours to absorb the paintings, sculptures, book collections and other fascinating artefacts in Dick Latimer’s vibrant Nahoon Mouth home. The...

Rhudulu clan celebrate rich traditions at Mthatha River

Members of a popular AmaMpondomise clan, the Rhudulu, marked their heritage in true African style last weekend when over 2000 family members gathered on...

Aussie circus extravaganza is in town

East Londoners were due for a brief taste of Aussie: The Australian Circus earlier in the year, but the organisers, Weber Bros Entertainment, did...

Grey divorce on the increase worldwide

Decades after saying “I do”, many older couples have taken to separating.  This phenomenon, where couples aged 45 years and older seek a divorce, is...

EC artists shine in #The Voices exhibition

By ZIPO-ZENKOSI Intense installations, ceramics, powerful oil paintings and sculptures – these are some of the artworks being exhibited by Eastern Cape artists at the...

From dumpsite champ to world boxing king

A group of boys around the age of nine scavenge through piles of refuse at the Amalinda dumpsite until one of them flushes out...

Masters student has not-so-serious side

By POLISWA PLAATJIE A random video clip sent to a friend has seen Seymour-born comedian, Zikhona Nongqiza Msuthu, become an instant hit on social media....

Thrilling piece a call to action

By MIKE LOEWE We should replace every colonial statue with art which recognises, acknowledges and honours South African lesbians. I have just seen Chapter 2 Section 9,...

Get your groove on in holiday fun

By ZIPO-ZENKOSI NCOKAZI Finding ways to entertain your family over the holidays should not be a braintease, here are some ideas. Reece in the House POPULAR musician...

Taboo causes terrifying start to adulthood

Thembisa was 14 when she started menstruating. Scared of what was happening in her body and too afraid to ask anyone, the teenager stuffed bits...

Study plan, early start key for matrics’ year-end exams – tutor

The heat is officially on for matrics now returning to school after the winter holidays, with just less than three months to go before...

Winning the long battle with XDR-TB

It was a cramp in her side that persisted for two weeks which left Duncan Village resident Xolelwa Joni wondering whether she might be...

New offering to set stage alight

Dance enthusiasts can anticipate a diverse array of productions at the National Arts Festival from both the Main and Fringe programmes. A spectacular production of...

Yoga can make all the difference

By ANNA MAGEE Yoga has now been shown to boost memory, improve heart health, eliminate back pain and help you stay slim. No wonder popularity...

Hlophe will tickle your funny bone

Popular comedian, Skhumba Hlophe presents #It’sAShubile, live at The Venue @Hemingways on Thursday July 28. Hlophe is an acclaimed comedy club attraction across the country...

Still an unnatural stigma

Living in a world where we are confronted by semi-naked bodies on a variety of different platforms – be it billboards, magazines or television...

NAF Featured Artist gives stage to hope

By GILLIAN McAINSH Today the curtain goes up on one of three of playwright Lara Foot’s plays. The director and CEO of the Baxter Theatre...

How to stay healthy: 10 killer questions

By MARK BAILEY Improve your chances of winning life’s lottery with these simple diet and lifestyle upgrades, scientifically proven to help you live longer: What should...

Dust – mining’s deadly disease

CHAPTER SEVEN Village of the sick and the dead … Down the road from Mzikayise and Mzwandile’s homes, Mncedi Alloys Msuthu scans the sky quietly....

Nations united on ship of hope

A former Spur restaurant manager, Durban’s Seelan Govender, is now the director of the ship and sails the world with his Capetonian wife Carlien...

Beauties with brains and compassion

By ZISANDA NKONKOBE Besides being the beauty who represents South Africa, Miss South Africa pageant winners all have a mandate to give back through charity,...

Top artist’s bronze lion an enduring monument

A magnificent bronze monumental lion sculpture standing almost 5m high in the English countryside of western Wiltshire has resulted in extraordinary international focus on...

Sounding the death knell for passwords

Remembering complicated passwords, saving PINS on your phone and invoking answers to security questions to access your hard-earned money in banks could soon be...

Von-tastic music and circus thrills

SCHOOL’S out! Which means more time for fun times – there’s a wide selection this week, take your pick. Keyboard king IAN von Memerty will be...

Chance for EL gamers to battle big

What a wonderful world it would be if we could all sit at home and play games for a living, right? That’s exactly the type...

Solar flight ‘historic day for humanity’

Solar Impulse 2 landed yesterday in the United Arab Emirates, completing its epic journey to become the first sun-powered airplane to circle the globe...

Back to school gallery

All smiles for their first day at "Big school"

Boxing great talked of fighting in SA

“Sawubona, kunjani?” veteran journalist Leslie Sehume told boxing legend Muhammad Ali to repeat after him while sitting with him in his chauffeur-driven car at...

Cultural customs restore health

Hidden between the green hills and rolling valleys of the lush Transkei landscape lies Hobeni, a rural village home to the Amabomvane people. Life in...

Arts fest, circus and all that jazz

By TYRA WARREN Here’s this week’s list of cool things happening in and around East London – and there’s plenty on. Inaugural arts festival THE inaugural East...

Fun, comedy, live acts warm up winter chill

The winter chill is in full force but that is no reason to kill the fun, below is a list of fun activities to...

Sustainable, affordable, hygienic

The Siyahluma Project, started by five foster mothers from Grahamstown Child Welfare Services, has launched a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to sanitary towels. In...

Enjoy a taste of Madiba magic

By ZISANDA NKONKOBE What could be a better present for your loved ones than the gift of good food? This was the idea behind the...

Get set to rock down the ages

Rock ’n roll is on the cards tomorrow night as the Jimmy Green Machine will be rocking out at Legends Showcase Venue in Berea. Smashing...

Driving the liberation train

As a committed pan-Africanist Thabo Mbeki was keen to see the Namibian transitional process started, and it proceeded well. After extensive consultation, we agreed...

The elixir of youth

Imagine a world where people live to celebrate their 500th birthday; where sprightly, smooth-skinned men and women with the agility and metabolism of 30-year-olds...

No gossip from EC actress Sodlaka

Despite her success and accolades‚ actress Zikhona Sodlaka remains one of the most humble performers in South Africa. While many of her colleagues fill gossip...

Weekend blasts off with The Soil tour

By ZIPO-ZENKOSI NCOKAZI Some exciting times are ahead this weekend, from live music to an arts and craft festival – take your pick and let...

Healthcare now at new level

A team of phenomenal women have helped Frere Hospital achieve a reduced patient waiting time this year and a decreased patient death rate with...

Loyisa Gola heads for EL

Stand-up comedian and co-creator of the late-night satirical news television series Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola, which aired on local television screens last...

Do so-called superfoods really work?

By ANNA MAGEE Building immunity, extending life and preventing cancer are among the purported superpowers of so-called superfoods. And while last week, research found that a...

Living each day with a whole lot of soul

From performing in open mic sessions in Johannesburg, soulful singer Sizwe Vena has come a long way. For now, he is based in his hometown,...

A group of Eastern Cape women are bravely challenging societal ...

Society's “ideal” sexy woman has no cellulite, no stretch marks, is skinny and wears conservative clothing. However, a group of young Eastern Cape women are...

Local festivals a lifeline for jazz artists

Jazz might be regarded as the epitome of creativity in the music industry, but it is local festivals which are proving to be the...