Cost of many household goods continue to rise

The downward trend noticed in last month’s food basket prices has not continued as this month there is a slight increase in most household...

Bringing down walls in classical sound

Classical music, for centuries the domain of Western musicians, is undergoing an astounding transformation from the grassroots up as more and more black youngsters...

PHOTO GALLERY: This week’s Top Shots

Amampondo from all walks of life and wearing their traditional best travelled far to witness the enthronement of monarch King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau at...

What you could expect to earn

Are you curious to find out just how much you should be earning in your 30s? Salary comparison company PayScale may have the answers you...

Profound beauty from healing

A debilitating, life-threatening battle with hepatitis triggered a passion for photographing nature – and led to a 60-year-old petrol station owner’s first exhibition, which...

Insightful talk on Kwelera botanical garden

Plans to develop 10ha of Kwelera farmland into a landscaped garden, complete with a Xhosa culture medicinal garden, a multipurpose hall for conservation education...

Degrees are now dead – in some instances

You may have completed your matric and are keen to move on to getting a degree, but before you pound the pavement looking for...

Inland fish farm can’t keep afloat

Time is running out for the Eastern Cape’s last remaining inland finfish farm as the operation has until the end of February to secure...

Taking a firm stand against harmful plastic

Images of mounds of discarded plastic swirling in the sea, fistfuls of disposable plastic straws fished out by divers from the ocean floor and...

Christmas spending still festive: Consumers dug deep into pockets despite tough...

Now that the Boney M Christmas CDs and glittery decorations have been stashed away in shopping centre storerooms, mall managers have taken stock of...

‘I have H&M clothes I’m going to burn’ – Local celebs...

Some of SA’s most famous faces have expressed outrage over international clothing brand H&M’s latest advert showing a little black boy wearing a “coolest...

Encourage children to play

It could be something as simple as using a sheet to make a fort or building a tower with wooden blocks, but research shows...

Zoleka Mandela ‘defeated’ over risks of falling pregnant

Zoleka Mandela has poured her heart out about the risks that come with trying to fall pregnant as a cancer surviour and how the...

The dangers of over-indulgence: Motorists need to know limits, rights and...

It's the festive season – a bittersweet time of merriment sprinkled with a sharp rise in the number of often fatal road accidents. According to...

Wayde van Niekerk’s mom ready to jump and jive – and...

Odessa Swarts‚ 43‚ top athlete Wayde van Niekerk’s mother‚ is the newest signing announced for Dancing With The Stars South Africa. She will join Thembisa...

Wild man, wild place, wild words

The Eastern Cape can be a dog’s life – so difficult to define or comprehend, so edgy, so frontline. That’s why our writers, like...

Gift that makes room for the artist

Parkside portrait artist Wonga Maxiniva’s superior drawing skills at school meant he was always the schoolboy chosen to reproduce diagrams from biology and geography...

Ann Bryant to host arts, craft event

The Ann Bryant Art Gallery gardens spring to life this holiday season with a full festive programme of art, craft and live music in...

Chicken prices fall as cost of daily needs rises

While the price of a dozen eggs has increased over the past month, consumers will be pleased to note that chicken prices have decreased. A...

Sharks won’t chow us‚ say ‘Mad Swimmers’ as they set off...

They call themselves the “Mad Swimmers” – and for good reason. On Saturday morning at first light‚ 20 intrepid swimmers leapt into the sea south...

Bin your second-hand clothes for baby home

It is traditionally the season of giving and so the recently re-opened Breath of Life place of safety is hoping East Londoners will donate...

WATCH: Demi-Leigh Nel Peters on the stigma attached to beauty pageants

Our girl and the new Miss Universe‚ Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters hit the ground running since claiming the crown on Monday night. Demi has been doing media...

1000 plants bring Christmas home on new level

When shoppers get close to Vincent Park mall’s Christmas tree, their eyes widen in amazement because it is made of almost 1000 succulents. The 3.5m...

Spank the child and collide with the law

Spare the rod and spoil the child, the saying goes. But applying it literally in South Africa today can land you in hot legal...

Take a relaxing trip through 27 glorious gardens

Fragrant flower beds, indigenous plantings, creative water features, winding pathways and shady tea gardens are once again the lure for hundreds of visitors who...

Kwandwe wins top safari award

Kwandwe private game reserve’s luxurious Ecca Lodge near Grahamstown has reaped some top honours at the recent Safari Awards event in London, including the...

Kuse lives to tell moving tale of battle with cancer

East London-born writer and columnist Kazeka Mashologu Kuse battled stage-three breast cancer and lived to tell the tale. She has documented her story in a...

Happiness is juicy Apple bite

South African mobile phone users have voted Apple iPhone as their handset of choice, a preference followed closely by Huawei and Samsung. The statistics, which...

Prices of basic household goods stable for now

As we inch closer to the festive season, consumers will be pleased to note that the prices of basic household goods have either decreased...

Today’s markets drawing in thousands

Unlike the fleamarkets of old which sold cheap knock-offs of branded gear, kitsch tissue box covers and garish pet rocks, modern markets have metamorphosed...

Curvy model defies haters: Thickleeyonce will keep celebrating self and all...

Popular photographer and plus-size model Lesego “Thickleeyonce” Legobane has peeled herself off the floor after being hit twice this week by toxic social media...

R650 000 for a bottle of whisky? Pricey bottles go on...

Fancy paying the price of a small house for a bottle of whisky? This year’s Makro Christmas brochure got tongues wagging with its R650 000...

WATCH: Mapping a future in fashion

Zealous young Eastern Cape-based aspiring fashion designers came out in numbers to participate in this year’s round of the Buyel’ekhaya fashion development workshop at...

Academic eases into the hot seat

For the first time in its 113 years of existence, Rhodes University has appointed a black female to the position of Registrar. Dr Adele Moodly...

Welcome price drop in most goods

Some may have shed a tear when visiting the petrol pumps this week due to the recent sharp price increase, but consumers can at...

Going above and beyond

A close encounter with a pride of crouched desert lions in a dry river bed could have signalled a messy end to East London...

Vibrant shack theatre project

Cofimvaba-born Mandisi Sindo, 28, says he is the artistic director of “the only shack theatre in the history of SA”. This is a grand statement,...

SA teacher crafts educational platform for Minecraft game

A new addiction is formed almost daily as millions of video game players – both young and old – are drawn to Minecraft. This freeform...

Virtual teaching in a future world

Virtual teachers are certainly an important step towards recognising the importance of creating access to digital learning and teaching platforms for all pupils but...

Celebrating love of dance

Dance teacher Linda Mills and her academy are back with their bi-annual production at the Guild Theatre, and to celebrate Mills’ 30 years in...

Jobless youth, elderly need help

The latest South African jobs statistics continue to reflect a shockingly high unemployment rate which will take some doing to reverse. Concerns about the high...

PHOTO GALLERY: This week’s top shots

Professional and amateur cyclists took to the roads during the annual Daily Dispatch Cycle Tour, which started from Buffalo Club yesterday. The main event of...

Homebuilders slam door on rooms for eating‚ studying and domestic workers

Dining rooms‚ studies‚ swimming pools and rooms for domestic workers are biting the dust. Only 13% of homes built in the last two years have...

I had panic attacks and anxiety‚ says Sonia Sedibe on dark...

Veteran actress Sonia Sedibe has reflected on the pain and turmoil she felt in the months after her divorce‚ revealing that she struggled with...

Durban targets top schools to boost tourism

Tourism bosses are turning to top schools such as Michaelhouse‚ Hilton College and St Anne's to help market Durban as a holiday destination. This comes...

HIV preventative treatment safe for teens

An HIV-prevention pill‚ taken once-a-day‚ is safe for teenagers to use‚ according to a South African study released at the International Aids Society conference...

How pregnant women are sidelined by science

Pregnant women get bossed around by doctors‚ relatives and strangers dispensing advice on what’s best for their baby. But a new study says the coercion...

At home on the water

Growing up in Sodwana Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, a young William Mlambo made tips off the town's thriving diving industry, but it was only later in...

Katberg Hotel all set for a grand re-opening

The landmark Katberg Hotel, which closed its doors three years ago, is to re-open not only as as a tranquil country establishment but also...

Letshego Zulu victorious after Kilimanjaro climb

Letshego Zulu‚ who arrived back in South Africa on Thursday night‚ said she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with a smile‚ just the way her late...