Fri, May 14, 2021

Ted Botha

Ted Botha
Ted grew up between Washington D.C. and Pretoria. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and was an editor for Reuters in Manhattan. His books include 'The Girl with the Crooked Nose' and 'Flat/White,' about living in a crazy tenement in Manhattan. His latest book is a true story of murder and movie mayhem in the 1920s that takes place in Johannesburg, London, Paris and New York. Read more at


South Africans Coin it on the High (Paying) Seas

Jacob Venter got his law degree from the University of Cape Town four years ago, but he hasn't worked in an office once. Instead he's...

‘If You Can Pet Lions, Why Can’t the Rest of Us?’

Two of the most popular wildlife videos on YouTube, watched millions of times already, are of grown men playing with lions as if they were...

Cuba is Calling You, Beach and Salsa (and Great Destination) Lovers

It has been 21 years since South Africa re-established relations with Cuba, and although it has long been on some travellers' lists (and bucket...

A South African’s Guide to New York on the Cheap (Even Free!)

Maybe it's because I'm a South African, always thinking in terms of the precarious state of my country's currency and what it can buy...

When Online Comments Go Too Far

From today Friday 11 September, will stop hosting comments on its website, a favourite space that used to attract thousands of comments a day. In...

So Is Trevor Noah Really that Good?

I’ll be the first to admit I know nothing about standup comedy. I’ve probably seen a couple of comedians live, and several dozen on...

A Tale of Two Cities: The Other Johannesburg

I’m going to describe a city that has been down on its luck for the past few years. No, make that decades. The downtown...

Petting a Lion Cub is its Death Sentence, say March Organisers

The term ‘canned hunting’ probably leaves many people scratching their heads. But for the folks behind Campaign against Canned Hunting (CACH) – who are...

Land, Ahoy! (Oh, it’s Cape Town)

The second season of the swashbuckler television series filmed in South Africa, Black Sails, starts in the United States this weekend. Starring Toby Stephens,...
Louise with the wildebeest

SanWild Founder Louise Joubert on the Pains and Gains of Saving South Africa’s Wildlife

The SanWild sanctuary is on the brink of closure unless urgent funding can be secured. As South Africa's only dedicated rhino and elephant sanctuary under...