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23 August 2017 12:06 (South Africa)
Life, etc

Op-Ed: Life Esidimeni Tragedy not an Aberration

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    RURAL MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN

    The RMHC is a collaboration between five organisations (Rural Rehab South Africa, Rural Health Advocacy Project, Rural Doctors Association of South Africa, South African Federation for Mental Health, and Cape Mental Health) who are advocating for access to mental health care and services in rural areas.

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Book Review: Shaping the present through the nobility of our past

By Mark Heywood
Photo: The playing pieces of ‘Whacky Wit’ stand on the board at the SPIEL non-electronic game fair in Essen, in 2013. Photo: Roland Weihrauch/(EPA)

Board games are quietly, nerdily, becoming big business

By Simmy Peerutin
Main photo by Craig Foster.

The Morality of Octopus Hunting in False Bay

By Don Pinnock
Photo: Alex Hotz, Zola Shokane and two other protesters in animated discussion on the night paintings were burnt at UCT. In court papers Hotz said she had a conversation with other protesters ‘about the wisdom of burning the art’. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong

Right of Reply: UCT is not a closed and controlled gallery

By Jay Pather
Photo: Swami Parthasarathy is internationally recognised as the greatest living exponent of Vedanta. Photo: Vedanta Life Institute

Corruption in the modern world: Insights from an ancient science

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: The company of KING KONG – Legend of a Boxer. Andile Gumbi (centre) as King Kong. Photo: Daniel Rutland Manners

King Kong – Legend of a Boxer: 60 years later, does it stand the test of time?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Johannesburg skyline by Franklin Pi via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Transgender sex workers – when the system denies them equality and power

By Section 27
Photo: Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (Photo by iasociety.org)

Health-e News: Cancer and HIV fields collaborate for a cure

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: Students burn art belonging to UCT. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong.

The art of UCT’s Max Price: Siding with ignorance and misperception

By IVOR POWELL
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No Filter, Vol. 2: Solving problems from the bottom up

By Daily Maverick Chronicle
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Podcast: The Psychonauts – psychedelic psychiatry, and magic mushroom on trial in South Africa in 2018

By LEONIE JOUBERT
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Film: The Hard Facts about Getting this House in Order

By Kalim Rajab
Photo: Frikkie Rossouw, of the SANParks’ Environmental Crime Investigations Unit, prepares the carcass of a rhino killed for its horn for postmortem, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 04 February 2015. EPA/SALYM FAYAD

Poaching: SA heads for 1,000 rhino killings for the fifth year in a row

By Tony Carnie
Main photo: Mathias_Voelzke – When We Were Exhaling Images at Friedrichsplatz

Documenta 14 Kassel: Art with purpose, beyond neoliberal culture

By MELVYN MINNAAR
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Book Review: foodSTUFF – a touching memoir with food as the centrepiece

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Sunset on Misano and the 24 Hour Team Africa Le Mans

Between Ordeal and Sporting Odyssey: 72 Hours in 24

By Greg Mills
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Theatre Review: ‘Irma Vep’ – a Penny Dreadful’s worth of laughs

By Lesley Stones
Main photo: Ducati’s Borgo Panigale factory in Bologna produces three-quarters of its annual sales.

La Passione + Innovation, Branding and Markets = Success

By Greg Mills
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Theatre review: Brel – spilling out the deepest, darkest emotions

By Lesley Stones
Main photo: The Eastern Cape town of Grahamstown plays host to the 43rd National Arts Festival in 2017 Photo: National Arts Festival

National Arts Festival 2017: Disruption comes to Grahamstown

By Rebecca Davis
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South Africa’s Special Songs

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Sidney Frankel.

Health-e News: A rape survivor never forgets

By HEALTH-E NEWS
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Never forget Marikana: Interview with the Alan Paton award winner Greg Marinovich

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Some of the South African crew of the ill-fated SS Mendi, 1917, one of the photographs on display at Abantu Bemendi, a project of The Centre for African Studies (UCT)

SS Mendi: Dialogues with the drowned

By ALEX DODD
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Book Extract: How apartheid's top intelligence operative met with the KGB and got to hang in Lenin's office

By NIЁL BARNARD
Photo by Andreas Levers via Flickr.

Op-Ed: How drugs (and alcohol) kill – and it’s not what you think it is

By Zane Dangor
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Street Talk: Culture Clash (Video)

By Street Talk
Photos: Philip Kuhn

Theatre Review: Betrayal and the art of defending infidelity

By Lesley Stones
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Book Extract: Get Up! Stand Up! #UniteAgainstCorruption and state capture

By Mark Heywood