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30 May 2016 10:45 (South Africa)
Life, etc

Little Shop of Horrors: dark, gory and very, very funny

  • Lesley Stones
    Lesley Stones
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Photo: Dylan's The Times They Are A-Changin' 1964 album cover.

Idiot wind: At 75, Dylan’s prophecies are (probably) fulfilled

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Prof Kevin Naidoo. (Michael Hammond)

Cancer care meets big data: SA’s latest treatment breakthrough

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photos: Christiaan Kotze

Theatre review: Joseph meets the Panto

By Lesley Stones

Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.38 – Evita presses SEND and holds her breath

By Pieter-Dirk Uys

Book review: Bongani Madondo, throwing daggers from the corners

By Marelise van der Merwe

Review: Spain In Our Hearts – the nobility, tragedy, treachery, hypocrisy and barbarity of the war

By Mark Heywood
Photo: Karl Marx.

The Life and Times of Karl Marx, in the words of Ronnie Kasrils

By Ronnie Kasrils
Photo by Rafiq Sarlie via Flickr

Health-E News: Bring in the specialists for National Health Insurance


‘Cold Case’ Alex: Finding the truth among angels and demons

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: President Jacob Zuma is seen during a visit to the Kwanyamazane township with the ANC’s 102nd birthday celebrations in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, Wednesday, 8 January 2014. Picture: SAPA stringer

Sunday in the Park with Jake: A Fantasy about the day of miracle and wonder

By Tony Jackman
Photos by Sithasolwazi Kentane.

Theatre Review: A Voice I Cannot Silence

By Lesley Stones
Photo by Frédéric Poirot, via Flickr

Reports of the death of communications privacy are greatly exaggerated

By Jane Duncan
Photo: A picture made available on 15 February 2013 shows South African paralympic and Olympic sprinter, Oscar Pistorius (R) posing with his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp (L) at the South African sports awards ceremony in Johannesburg 04 November 2012. EPA/FRENNIE SHIVAMBU

Oscar Pistorius: New look at evidence suggests bat might have been a weapon

By Marianne Thamm
Continental Shift, published by Jonathan Ball, is available from most major bookstores.

Review: Continental Shift dances in the grey areas

By Simon Allison
Photo: A dolutegravir-based combination that includes the ARVs abacavir and lamivudine.

Health-E: New HIV pill slated for privileged few?


GroundUp Report: We need more art, not less

By Nathan Geffen
Photo: Dr Robert Gallo by Tulane Public Relations via Flickr

A) Meet Dr Gallo B) Stop talking about Thabo Mbeki

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: An image of the deep radio map covering ELAIS-N1 region, with aligned galaxy jets. The image on the left has white circles around the aligned galaxies; the image on the right is without the circles. Image supplied by Prof Russ Taylor, UCT

Black Holes 'NSinc: The SA discovery that’s got astronomers in a spin

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Students burn art belonging to UCT. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong / GroundUp

Burning Insight: When ignorance destroys art

By Tony Jackman
Photo by South African Tourism via Flickr.

Health-E: Death, dying and silence in the Eastern Cape

Photo: A file picture dated 24 February 2016 shows Pope Francis arriving to lead the weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City. The apostolic exhortation on family called 'Amoris Laetitia' (The Joy of Love) is to be published by Pope Francis on 08 April 2016. The release is summarising the outcomes of the Family Synod and is widely anticipated EPA/ETTORE FERRARI.

In a ground-breaking new document Pope Francis alters the way Catholics should think about themselves

By Russell Pollitt
Photo of Breyten Breytenbach by Luigi Novi via Wikimedia Commons

Letter to the Editor: Breyten Breytenbach's anger with UCT

By Daily Maverick
Photo of Saldanha Bay by Allan Watt via Flickr.

GroundUp Report: High incidence of foetal alcohol syndrome found in Saldanha Bay

By GroundUp
Photo: A patient lies in bed at the Hillcrest Aids Centre in Durban, South Africa, on 1 December 2011. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Crispr vs HIV: Pitting the weaponry of a bacterium against the cunning of a virus

Photo: Two women carry firewood as a thunderstorm looms overhead near Moshana village in South Africa's North West Province, Thursday 22 December 2005. EPA/JON HRUSA.

Health-E News: Feeling the pain of South Africa’s rural cancer crisis

Photo by Peter Gordon via Flickr.

Why are we less tolerant of boxing injuries than in other sports?

By Antoinette Muller
Main photo: Advocate Donrich Jordaan, Boswell Mhlongo and Mavis Sideko after the Constitutional Court judgement.

Caged Innocence: The human cost of judicial error

By Carolyn Raphaely
Photo: Professor Ernette du Toit (Photo by South African Bone Marrow Registry)

Bone marrow hero: A lifetime devoted to medical advance

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo by Aiena Zahira Daim via Flickr.

Health-E: The Hidden Violence – women and attempted suicide