Fire Silvermine Nature Reserve

Mountain Blooms as Book Captures the Fires and Spirit that Swept...

Following the devastating fires that ravaged the Southern Cape Peninsular in March this year, the flora is blooming and a new book, "The Cape Aflame" has...
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‘The Journey Man’ Extracts – Pretoria Blues

It was May, 1976...and as a lowly young reporter for the Pretoria News, I discovered that Siberia comes in many forms. Because I had disgraced...
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‘The Journey Man’ Extracts – Bosman Bliss in the Bushveld

Groot Marico, 1979 - It’s a lovely Saturday out here in the Bushveld...I’m sitting under a fever tree on a farm in the Western...
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‘The Journey Man’ Extracts – We Remember Hillbrow

Hillbrow, Jo’burg’s inner city Tenderloin district, was never a nest of angels... In the late 1970s and 80s, it was the most cosmopolitan piece of...
Durban Curry South Africa

Red Hot ‘Durban Curry’ Scoops Second Place in World Cookbook Awards

KwaZulu-Natal's Durban curry is on its way to global fame thanks to Erica Platter and Clinton Friedman whose book 'Durban Curry: So Much of Flavour'...
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A Few of our Favourite Books (and Movies) Set in Africa

I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time, but at every time of sitting down to write, it’s the one subject that...
Durban Curry South Africa

Mmmm. “Durban Curry” Snags International Prize

The 2015 Gourmand World Cookbook Award judges have chosen “Durban Curry, So Much of Flavour," by Erica Platter and Clinton Friedman (PawPaw Publishers) as...

Pavement Bookworm ‘just wants to tell stories’

Philani Dladla is a well-known feature of Joburg's streets. The Pavement Bookworm reads books and gives reviews to passers-by. If they like the review,...

Books on the Fly in Cape Town

There are probably few places that conjure ambience more than a library with mahogany shelves crammed with books, all centered on a crackling fireplace....

Review of Zelda La Grange’s “Good Morning, Mr Mandela”

Good Morning, Mr Mandela is a memoir verging on a romance of sorts between Zelda la Grange and her boss, Nelson Mandela, a man...

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Carte Blanche Investigates Over 40 Dogs Poisoned in 1 Night. What’s...

Over 40 dogs were shockingly poisoned in one day in the small Johannesburg suburb of Florida, Roodepoort, earlier this month. According to experts about...

WATCH Lenasia Land Grabs as Tensions Rise Between Residents and Alleged...

From Gauteng to the Western Cape, land grabs have become part and parcel of South African life, threatening to leave once peaceful communities divided....

Carte Blanche Recounts the Strijdom Square Massacre, and More

Here's the line-up of hot South African topics that the Carte Blanche team are investigating this Sunday 4 August (and available for South Africans...