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22 March 2018 21:44 (South Africa)
Life, etc

Kenya: Huge cattle invasion overwhelms iconic wildlife reserves

  • Don Pinnock
    Don Pinnock

    Don Pinnock is an associate of Southern Write, a group of top travel and natural history writers and photographers in Africa. He’ s a former editor of Getaway magazine in Cape Town, South Africa He has been an electronic engineer, lecturer in journalism and criminology, consultant to the Mandela government, a professional yachtsman, explorer, travel writer, photographer and a cable-car operator on the Rock of Gibraltar. His present passion is the impact of humans on planetary processes.


Photo: USAID/Kenya is backing Kenyans as they work to reforest the country, safeguard rivers, restore soil fertility, and protect threatened wildlife. Reforestation binds the soil, preventing erosion and protecting rivers essential to the Laikipia farmers’ cattle shown here.(USAID/Riccardo Gangale)

Honda Civic Type R: Wolf in wolf’s clothing

By Deon Schoeman
Running Wild

Wild Horse Chase: How to get your novel published after 174 rejection slips

By Tiara Walters

Update: Tickets sold out

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Op-Ed: Inxeba’s intersectionality – we all inflict The Wound

By Alistair Mackay

Theatre Review: Meditation on bereavement provokes thought and awe

By Brad Latilla-Campbell

Tried and Tested: Audi RS5 Coupé – Rock Me Gently

By Deon Schoeman

Land Rover Discovery HSE: Swapping boots for brogues

By Deon Schoeman
Photo: Professor Stephen Hawking delivers a speech entitled 'Why We Should Go Into Space' at  The George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA, 21 April 2008. EPA-EFE/STEFAN ZAKLIN

Stephen Hawking: A brief history of his time

By Marelise van der Merwe

Long Shadow of the Arms Deal: The murders of Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani, Part 2

By Evelyn Groenink
Jaguar E-Pace

Motoring: Jaguar E-Pace – more sport than utility

By Deon Schoeman

Motoring: Geneva Motor Show – is the world’s most glamorous auto expo losing its lustre?

By Deon Schoeman
Main photo: The photographer’s brother, John Michael Metelerkamp, surrounded by shattered roof tiles on a top floor open to the sky. Photo: Sean Metelerkamp

Knysna Blaze in Retrospect: Photographer captures the order of things disrupted by a firestorm


Op-Ed: The ‘Other(ness)’ problem of Inxeba

By Philile Ntuli
Photo: Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Photo: Supplied

Theatre review: Bold, brazen and beautifully sung

By Lesley Stones
Photo: A Sumatran Tiger (Panthera Sumatrae) in the Zoo in Frankfurt Main, Germany, 22 January 2018. EPA-EFE/ARMANDO BABANI

Op-Ed: South Africa’s involvement in export of Asian tigers and link to trade in tiger products

By Adam Cruise

Win Tickets to Nightscape

By Daily Maverick
Photo: US actor/cast member Chadwick Boseman arrives for the European premiere of Black Panther at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, Britain, 08 February 2018.  EPA-EFE/WILL OLIVER

Black Panther: Shining a light onto Africans’ self-belief and aspirations

By Nkateko Mabasa

Analysis: The Wounded push back against the movie Inxeba

By Nkateko Mabasa
Photo: Iris Dawn Parker

Theatre Review: A point of contention passed over to posterity

By Nkateko Mabasa

Inxeba: Wounding the Pride and Prejudice of Xhosa men?

By Nkateko Mabasa
Photos: Iris Dawn Parker

Theatre Review: A sense of déjà vu surrounds One Night in Miami

By Lesley Stones
Photos: @enroCpics

Theatre Review: The Color Purple – singing with one collective voice

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Vehicles are stuck in a traffic jam in Hanoi, Vietnam, 29 June 2017. EPA/LUONG THAI LINH

Op-Ed: Hanoi on Two Wheels – The method in Motorbike Mayhem

By Mike Wills
Photo: A file photo of Johnny Clegg from 2014 by Dominique Cardinal via Flickr

Johnny Clegg’s poignant and personal Final Journey

By Tony Jackman

Theatre Review: Alan Committie’s Planet Mirth is ‘delightfully fresh’

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Famed jazz horn player Hugh Masekela performing in 2009. Photo: Tom Beetz (wikimedia commons)

Hugh Masekela: Still Grazing – but now in the Elysian Fields

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: A scene from the Oscar-nominated short film Revolting Rhymes. (Supplied)

Revolting Rhymes: The SA-animated film in line for Oscar glory

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Darkest Hour releases nationally on Friday 2 February.

Op-Ed: Claiming Churchill – the legacy continues

By Kalim Rajab

Theatre Review: Hani – The Legacy is instantly infectious

By Lesley Stones