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...

Goats new golden goose

Ivili loboya, a textile producer in the industrial town of Ibika in rural Eastern Cape, launched its debut Dedani Collection of fabrics in Johannesburg...

Tips for parents of anxious matriculants

Parents‚ tell your children there are always options. That is the advice from the KwaZulu-Natal division of child protection organisation Childline as many of...

Way back from Uber for metered cabs

Uber’s business in South Africa is about to be challenged by a local upstart start-up‚ Ryda‚ which plans to launch soon and expand its...

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...

Party with Sounds of Summer

Electronic dance music (EDM) specialists Sounds of Summer will be heating up the party scene in East London this holiday season starting tonight with...

Hollywood stars film new movie in SA

Hollywood is coming to South Africa again. This time it is Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o who will be working on a US flick...

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...

PHOTO GALLERY: This week’s top shots

Despite the somewhat chilly weather, thousands flocked to the harbour this past weekend as they welcomed back the popular East London Port Festival after...

High hopes for show set in East Cape

The much anticipated e.tv rural drama series, Matatiele  premieres today at 9pm. It is the first drama to be set and shot in Matatiele. Director...

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...

Living in fear of contracting ebola

AM I the first person to be told they have malaria and feel relief? Possibly. My diagnosis five weeks ago was given in a...

Cutting look at ‘playing’ today’s black woman

Confessions of a Black Listed Woman: She Bellows tackles a number of intertwined themes looking at black femalehood today.   It tells a satirical story of...

Mbhashe chief to reward trailblazers

IMPRESSED by his hard-working nation, that subscribe to the notion of Vukuzenzele (wake up and do it for yourself), senior traditional leader and head...

Our planet’s troubled sea of waste

When strong winds prevented filmmaker Jo Ruxton from sending a submarine to her chosen location off the coast of Marseille she was naturally nervous. The crew...

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...

Guild goes on with musical

THE Guild Theatre will stage Broadway!, which brings to life the stories, stars and songs of musical theatre on Monday, April 18, as part...

Shame, sadness of second divorce

Angelina Jolie faltered twice before – apparently – finding long-term stability with Brad Pitt. First came actor Jonny Lee Miller, followed by a similarly...

Hi-tech the new frontier in war against prostate cancer

The verdict is still out on what causes prostate cancer, and it isn’t known why, on a global scale, black men are more susceptible...

DISPATCH MOVE – the day the basement went silent

Long-serving Daily Dispatch employee Sharonne Dewing remembers the day the monolithic Harris Litho Press was installed in the bowels of the newspaper’s Caxton Street...

Start successful budgets off with realistic targets

TAKING the necessary time to make a monthly plan for your money is one of the smartest things you can do to ensure a...

Apple’s bite rules market as smart moves bear fruit

There are certain universal rules: birds fly, politicians lie, Apple makes money. In the last three months of 2014, the firm behind the iPad...

Conrad Koch – puppet master

Anthropology is the study of humans and the complexity of cultures and there can be no better puppet than Chester Missing to analyse the...

Take the day off – period

Imagine if – when suffering from the bloating, cramps and mood swings that hit when it’s that time of the month – you could...

Province’s limited education facilities for autistic children – one school in...

There is only one school in the Eastern Cape specifically for children with autism – Quest School in Port Elizabeth. Eastern Cape education department spokesman...

Girls choose to stay pure

While many call for the abolishment of virginity testing across the world, more than 12000 girls in the OR Tambo district are part of...

Tableaux of remembrance and hope a hit

Tableaux in Red: Oil on Canvas 1976 by the Selborne College drama society has been a hit with the crowds at the National Arts...

Different strokes for Heritage Day folks

A visual roundup of some events that took place at the weekend. With Heritage Day being celebrated around the country, many people enjoyed cultural...

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...

Blessed with the magic touch

Velicia Janse, owner of Oudrif Trufe Farm in the Cacadu region of the Eastern Cape, said she starts every single day with a prayer....

The ‘good and bad’ in beauty competitions

Besides the glitz and the glamour they offer, many believe beauty pageants are only about watching women with picture-perfect bodies strut their stuff on...

Why do employees leave?

At the start of every year, organisations are faced with resignations when staff who waited for their 13th cheque return from leave, only to...

Nakhane puts SA on map

It’s safe to say Nakhane Tourè is certainly flying the SA flag high. In addition to performing overseas on several occasions‚ the openly gay singer-songwriter...

PHOTO GALLERY: This week’s Top Shots

The fourth annual Mandela Tribute event, a celebration of Nelson Mandela's life as a boxer and boxing enthusiast organised by Xaba Promotions and Events,...

Infidelity route to saving a marriage splits court of public opinion

You've gained a good couple of kilogrammes and, after a week cooped up with your spouse, you can’t tolerate another second – let alone...

Jazz greats set for festival action

Grahamstown will be turned into “Jazztown” when the Standard Bank Jazz Festival takes place from June 30 to July 9 as part of the...

Open your eyes to lack of sleep

Dr Sara Gottfried is, in her own words, an “under-sleeper”. In our over-caffeinated, overworked and gadget-addicted society, she’s far from alone: researchers from Oxford, Cambridge,...

Weekend Life

Andre the Hypnotist ANDRE the hyponotist is live at the Guild Theatre until Saturday. His show starts at 7pm each evening. Tickets are R80. Available...

Has reality TV gone a little too far?

The genre has been growing progressively risk-prone and now, after two helicopters crashed while filming a French show, questions are being asked whether the...

Tomson rides out the storm: Former surfer’s story ideal for youth...

In a world of outliers, wild men and women, bohemes, slackers and nutters, Shaun Tomson seems to float on a foamy bubble of goodness. I’m...

Francisca thrives with glamour of circus life

Mademoiselle Francisca’s caravan is a metaphor for her life. Glamour is offset by work-day domesticity in her tiny mobile home where rhinestones and water...

‘Natural caesarian’ may not be such a miracle

After months of carefully planning your baby’s drug- and surgery-free arrival, being told in the last few weeks of pregnancy that a natural birth...

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...

‘Chicago’ star brings all that jazz to Guild Theatre

Broadway triple threat Amra-Faye Wright, 55, who has been reprising the role of high-kicking murderer Velma Kelly in hit musical Chicago for 15 years,...

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...

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...

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...

Cancer warriors spread the hope

She may look like she doesn’t have a care in the world now, especially with the wind blowing in her face when she’s on...

Principal matters for girls

When Dr Melanie Drake takes the helm as Clarendon Primary’s new principal in a few days’ time, she will bring with her an admirable...

Finally! World wakes up to see BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL

So the big triumph for Africa in the fashion world came out of this season’s Paris Fashion Week where for the first time in...