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25 November 2015 17:59 (South Africa)
Life, etc

Fiat 500 Abarth Esseesse: Red-hot pocket rocket

  • Deon Schoeman
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Photo: Radovan Krejcir looks on during his court appearance on charges of kidnapping and attempted murder at the Palm Ridge court, December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Reporter's Notebook: Inside Casa Krejcir

By Mandy Wiener


The Trial and Tribulations of Tim Noakes, Day Two

By Rebecca Davis

Photo: Two plates which were coated with an antibiotic-resistant bacteria called Klebsiella with a mutation called NDM 1 and then exposed to various antibiotics are seen at the Health Protection Agency in north London March 9, 2011. (Reuters)

Health-e: The rise of the killer superbugs


Photo:  Ashraf Fayadh (his own Instagram photo)

Death sentence for free speech: Poet Ashraf Fayadh and the rising toll in Saudi Arabia

By Marelise van der Merwe


The Trial and Tribulations of Tim Noakes

By Rebecca Davis

Photo by Erin via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Give mental health the priority it deserves


Main Photo: Sheryl Ozinsky at the Oranjezicht City Farm Market which has now found a more permanent home at Granger Bay at the Waterfront. (Pic Marianne Thamm)

Food as a human right: Growing food, By the people, For the people

By Marianne Thamm


All aboard the Hōkūleʻa: Traditional Polynesian canoe docks in Cape Town

By Rebecca Davis


Noise: Powerful but hard to enjoy

By Lesley Stones


Sleeping Beauty is slick and sparkles in places

By Lesley Stones

Photo by Mattza via Flickr.

Health-e News: Medicine stock-outs are hard to diagnose


Photo: Burundian refugee children line up to receive clothes from UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) staff in a refugee camp in Gashora, some 55km south of the capital Kigali, Rwanda, 18 May 2015. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Op-Ed: The Children of Burundi are the first to suffer



Review: Madame Zingara's The Celebration

By Lesley Stones

Photo: Levy Sekgapane (a frame grab from YouTube)

Levy Sekgapane: South African opera singer takes Europe


Photo: Professional hunter CEO of PHASA (Professional hunters association of South Africa), Adri Kitshoff, takes aim during a hunt for game at the Iwamanzi Game Reserve in Koster, in the North West Province, June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Polokwane: SA Government and US hunters in secret meeting on future of Africa’s wildlife

By Don Pinnock


Deck the shelves with tales of folly: Justice Malala on fastening our seatbelts

By Marianne Thamm

Photo: A marijuana plantation in glass houses in Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands on 13 August 2011. EPA/VALERIE KUYPERS

The Cannabis Chronicles: Notes towards a post-revolution economy

By Kevin Bloom

Photo: CRL's Chairwoman, Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva. (Frame grab from SABC digital news)

Coming soon to a church near you: The CRL

By Stephen Grootes

Photo: South African State prosecutor Gerrie Nel prior to the appeal by the state against Pistorius man slighter charges at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, South Africa, 03 November 2015. EPA/SIPHIWE SIBEKO / POOL

Op-Ed: Dolus Eventualis Day

By Mandy Wiener


Goodnight zzZuma, a cautionary tale

By J Brooks Spector

Photo: State Prosecutor, Gerrie Nel (L) and defence lawyer Barry Roux (R) talking at the end of  the appeal by the state against Pistorius man slighter charges at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, South Africa, 03 November 2015.  EPA/SIPHIWE SIBEKO / POOL

Pistorius appeal: Oscar's 'Nowhere to hide' moment

By Simon Allison


Remastering the Dutch Masters

By Marelise van der Merwe

Photo: South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius reacts on day four of sentencing procedures at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, 16 October 2014.  EPA/ALON SKUY/POOL

The Oscar circus goes to Bloemfontein

By Simon Allison

Photo: Professor Lee Berger from the University of the Witwatersrand holds the skull of a new human relative 'Homo Naledi', at a media event in Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 September 2015. EPA/SHIRAAZ MOHAMED

Interview: Lee Berger on Homo Naledi and Fame

By J Brooks Spector

Photo by Boris Mann.

So, red meat causes cancer. How big a worry is this for me?


Photo: Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass of the XIV Ordinary Meeting of the Synod of Bishops in the Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, 25 October 2015. Pope Francis called for the Synod of Bishops that began on 04 October, to review positions on family issues, including the approach to take towards those who do not fully comply with Catholic ideals of married, faithful, heterosexual and child-bearing unions. EPA/ETTORE FERRARI

Family Synod: The Catholic Church will never be the same again

By Russell Pollitt


Violet Online: Life, love and laughter in middle age

By Lesley Stones

Photo: A leopard perches in a tree in South Africa's Kruger National Park, December 10, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Leopard hunting: Restricted but not banned

By Don Pinnock

Photo: The two brothers, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and Prince Harry (R) walk through a sea of red poppies inside the moat at the Tower of London in London, Britain, 05 August 2014. EPA/WILL OLIVER

Fortune favours the first born – mostly