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19 October 2017 16:49 (South Africa)
Life, etc

Ride the Beloved Country: JoBerg2C 2017, an Odyssey

  • Mark Heywood
    Mark Heywood

    Mark Heywood is Executive Director of SECTION27 and an Executive member of the Treatment Action Campaign.

Main photo: The author with Letshego Zulu and Hlubi Mboya (team #RideforGugu) at the official end of the race.

Enormous Flowers: Tony Cox’s compelling musical mastery shines

By Marianne Thamm

Theatre review: Hamlet moors off the coast of southern Africa

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Sugar cubes, by Paul via Flickr.

Health-e News: Diabetic guidelines urge investment in dieticians

Photo: Stanley Manong, author of If We Must Die.

AmaBookaBooka: Ex-MK commander swaps gun for pen (and golf clubs)

By Amabookabooka
Original Photo: Karel Schoeman (Netwerk24)

Dying with Dignity: Karel Schoeman – a private life, a public death

By Marianne Thamm
Photos: Lance Peterson and Nardus Engelbrecht.

Theatre Review: Priscilla is salacious, saucy and screamingly funny

By Lesley Stones
Photo: A general view of the township Khayelitsha with a population of over 400,000, South Africa, 14 September 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Analysis: Nutritional stunting and why SA is coming up short

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Viktoria Plzen’s midfielder Frantisek Rajtoral during a training session at Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid, central Spain, 03 October 2012. Rajtoral, playing for Turkish club Gaziantepspor, was found dead in his home at Gaziantep on 23 April 2017, as media reports. They also reported that local authorities announced that Rajtoral had committed suicide. EPA/JuanJo Martin

Depression and Sport: Frantisek Rajtoral and the black dog that’s become an elephant

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Zamble Lou Irie Sabine, 28 years, holds her three month old child Yao Melvin, under a mosquito net in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 24 April 2017. World Malaria Day is observed on 25 April each year to recognize the global efforts to control Malaria, it was established in May 2007 by the World Health Organization (WHO).  EPA/LEGNAN KOULA

New single-dose drug could help wipe out malaria

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo by Nomboniso Gasa.

Op-Ed: Opulence and Emptiness of the Gupta Family’s Shrimad Bhagwat Katha

By Nomboniso Gasa & Roshnie Moonsammy
Photo: Planet Earth by Pixnio.

Just Google It: The SA web app that could turn ecological research into a safe, cheap desk job

By Marelise van der Merwe

Alibi, Ep 8: SA podcast concludes with finding a lawyer to help, a cop to tell his story and a prison warder to argue for our guy’s innocence

By Paul McNally

Street Talk: Interracial Relationships (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: Water cascading over a pair of hands. (Mike R. Manzano via Flickr)

Op-Ed: The contrition clause of parole

By Ruth Hopkins

AmaBookaBooka: Seed Thief Steals Hearts (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka

Book review: Mamphela Ramphele’s ‘Dreams, Betrayal and Hope’

By Rebecca Davis
Main photo: fokofopolisiekar’s Wynand Myburgh spits water on to the crowd at Shimmy Beach Club. Photo: Shaun Swingler

Fokofpolisiekar: Sober, older, but still with as much spunk and relevance as before

By Antoinette Muller
Photo by Delyth Angharad via Flickr.

Putting land at the heart of radical economic transformation – a perspective from the ground

By Sithandiwe Yeni

AmaBookaBooka: From activist to author to seeker of hidden skeletons (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka

Street Talk: #ZumaMustFall (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: An elephant in Timbavati (Photo by Mr D via Flickr)

Dear Don Pinnock: No Timbavati ‘100-pounder’ elephant hunt

By Simon Espley
Photo: Elephants in Timbavati Game Reserve, 2 Jan 2013. Photo by Maureen Barlin via Flickr

Dear Simon Espley: Let’s talk elephants and fake reporting

By Don Pinnock
Photo: Karin Schimke winner of the  the prestigious Ingrid Jonker Prize is this week's guest on Amabookabooka.

AmaBookaBooka: Poetry in Commotion (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka

Street Talk: Youth, activating for change (Video)

By Street Talk

Letter to the Editor: The right to reproductive health – Government and journalists need to do better

By Daily Maverick
Photo: A Western Cape High Court judgment has taken a step towards decriminalising dagga use, but it is still illegal for small-scale Eastern Cape dagga farmers to grow their crops. Photo: Masixole Feni

GroundUp: Understanding Judge Davis’s dope judgment

By GroundUp
Photo: South Africans react to the ruling legalizing Cannabis outside the Cape High Court in Cape Town, South Africa, 31 March 2017. The Western Cape High Court 31 March 2017 ruled it will allow people to possess, cultivate and use Cannabis at home. The law that made it illegal has been removed. Parliament has 24 months to write it into statute. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

The Cannabis Chronicles: Peace, Love, Respect

By Kevin Bloom

Theatre review: The Play That Goes (perfectly) Wrong

By Lesley Stones

Alibi, Ep 5: A deep look at how a man was tortured… to figure out if he was innocent of murder (Podcast)

By Paul McNally