Wednesday, November 13, 2019

‘Trackers SA’: Deon Meyer on controversial casting, working solo & creativity

The highly anticipated TV series Trackers SA hit M-Net screens on Sunday. The six-parter, based on a crime-thriller by author Deon Meyer, explores organised crime,...

Exhibition unearths hidden talent

Intricate and colourful works adorn the walls of the Ann Bryant Art Gallery Coach House in East London, as part of the ongoing Mosaic...

Someone dropped a record-breaking R27m on a bottle of rare whisky

The "Holy Grail" of whiskies smashed the record for the most expensive bottle ever sold, going for £1.45m (around R27m) at a London auction...

Is ‘sorrow fat’ a real thing? How painful breakups impact weight...

A group of American researchers has concluded that compensating for emotional heartbreak by overeating may not actually have much impact on weight gain. In the...

Potato-power your life, say US scientists … but watch the wind

The quest for beach bodies is in full swing as spring temperatures soar, and carbohydrate gels are being tucked into pockets of amateur athletes...

Classic cosmic horror in “Event Horizon”

This week’s entry in our month-long horror series really puts the cosmic into “cosmic horror”. Event Horizon stars Laurence Fishburne and the king of cosmic...

Stunning show at Miss Teenager 2019 [GALLERY]

Dee M Fashion Promotions held their 30th annual Miss Teenager competition in the Guild Theatre on Monday night. The theatre was packed with enthusiastic...

Pregnant & stressed out? You’re more likely to have a girl,...

New US research has found that women who experience stress during their pregnancy are more likely to give birth to a girl than a...

This SA-designed zero-energy house excelled in African solar design competition

A zero-energy house designed and built by students at Cape Town and Stellenbosch universities has won acclaim in Africa’s first solar design competition. House Mahali...

Why you’re more likely to overeat when dining with family &...

Who's never felt like they've eaten enough for days to come after a big family meal? The tendency to eat more than usual when...

Gearing up for penultimate battle

Saturday will see the penultimate round of the Border Karting season for 2019 take place at East London Grand Prix Circuit. Caleb Odendaal, with a...

Losing your hair? Air pollution may be to blame

New research has uncovered another negative effect of air pollution on our health, finding that exposure to common air pollutants could cause hair loss. Carried...

WATCH | Gingers unite as Ed Sheeran & Prince Harry star...

“It's like looking in the mirror,” Prince Harry jokes as he opens the door to pop superstar Ed Sheeran in a video shared on...

WATCH | You’ve got to be joking? Kruger Park tourist gets...

https://youtu.be/SB6mslWp9I0 A video of a tourist getting out of his car to get closer to a pride of lions in the Kruger National Park has...

I make people think differently; there are no excuses, says one-legged...

Though Musa Motha dances with a crutch, he's just like everyone else in Joburg's acclaimed Vuyani Dance Theatre Company — exceptional The stage is like...

Travelling on an SA passport? How to get help if things...

Often when we travel, we think only of the basics: how to get there, what to see and eat and where to stay. But...

Proudly local travel – 7 tourism wonders every South African should...

Okay, we admit it — our country actually has countless wonders. Here's a selection of some of the places that make us most proud...

“I have no fear”: Woman climbs over fence at zoo’s lion...

New York police want to talk to a woman who posted a video to an Instagram account apparently of herself climbing over a fence...

All the big winners at the 2019 Emmy Awards

Game of Thrones took the top Emmy for best drama Sunday but dark British comedy Fleabag was the surprise big winner of television's glitziest night, dominating the...

Vaal River’s Deneysville castle remains neglected without an owner

Auctioneers of the castle on the banks of the Vaal River in Deneysville in the Free State are still taking offers for the property,...

The best & worst dressed celebs on the purple carpet at...

Here are the hits and epic fails among celebrities You may have noticed something a bit different about the “red” carpet at this year's Emmy...

ConCourt ruling on spanking children: Social media weighs in

Cebelihle Bhengu The Constitutional Court ruling that spanking children is illegal has drawn mixed reactions on social media. In a statement on Wednesday‚ the ConCourt said...

“Dark” tells a familiar tale with a unique twist

Dark feels a lot like a Stranger Things spin-off, where the children are now all grown up. Take out the annoying pop culture references, translate...

Don’t switch off your child’s life – help them use smartphones...

A new breed of experts is trying to bridge the digital divide between parents and 'screenagers' on the positive and responsible use of smartphones When...

WATCH | Surf’s up! Cheeky grey heron takes a ride on...

https://youtu.be/pzBYnFfH978 A cheeky heron hitched a ride on the back of a hippo in the Kruger National Park. This funny clip, filmed on September 12 2019,...

This selfie shop makes it easy for Instagrammers to snap the...

Posing in a bath of pink balls or throwing up handfuls of multicoloured confetti, teenagers and 20-somethings snap away at a purpose-built London mini-studio...

Only the best of the best qualifies for FNB Art Joburg,...

This FNB JoburgArtFair has a new name and a new owner, Mandla Sibeko. He tells us how else the 2019 fair will differ from...

It’s ‘Fireworks, Flowers and Fiestas’ at Viva Musica concert

Viva Musica Ensemble will be hosting their spring concert, titled Fireworks, Flowers and Fiestas, at the Nahoon Methodist Church on Saturday. The concert will feature...

WATCH | Baboon gatecrashes restaurant, guzzles down bolognaise

https://youtu.be/O-Rt3NyKOv4 A baboon enjoyed a relaxed lunch at Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia in Cape Town on August 31 2019 Guests enjoying a meal at Jonkershuis...

“Rebirth” squanders its potential

Look up wasted potential in the dictionary and chances are you’ll see the poster for writer-director Karl Mueller's Rebirth. The film opens promisingly enough, introducing...

‘Chernobyl’ is a prime example of how a TV show can...

The hit TV series 'Chernobyl' has attracted a new generation of selfie-taking tourists to the nuclear disaster zone. Image: AFP/Genya Savilov The hit...

In new game ‘Ms Monopoly,’ women make more money than men

In the latest update of the classic board game Monopoly unveiled on Tuesday, the trademark real estate tycoon has been replaced by his socially-minded...

World Rugby rankings out of tune with reality

The musical chairs that have become the world rugby rankings over the last month or so are a little out of tune with reality. Three...

“Arq” a solid indie sci-fi

Netflix’s Arq is a great example of an independent film not only overcoming a low budget, but actually using it to its advantage. The story...

Tech is ‘coming to utterly dominate children’s lives’, says Penelope Cruz

Hollywood star Penelope Cruz warned that technology was driving high anxiety that would one day make "all our brains explode". The Spanish mother-of-two said she...

WATCH | Spacecraft carrying Russia’s first humanoid robot docks at ISS

It was second time lucky on Tuesday as an unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot into orbit docked at the International Space Station...

Quietly does it from the Age of Chivalry

“Quietly he shook his head.” I was reading an old Western paper-back which was lying around the place recently when that sentence threw me as...

Off the pitch, cricketer Kagiso Rabada hits the right notes in...

Kagiso Rabada has a secret, a love affair he’s had since he was 14: one of the cricket world’s top fast bowlers dabbles as...

The benefits of campher oil

Anastacia Sampson When I was little, I recall my mom rubbing a good vapour rub on my back and chest whenever I had a blocked...

Swanky taste event at Taste of the Cape

Last week, the East London Golf Club hosted the incredibly swanky Taste of the Cape event. As I’ve mentioned plenty of times, I’m always...

Stay optimistic and you might live longer, new research says

New US research has found that people who are more optimistic are more likely to live longer, possibly even achieving "exceptional longevity," which is...

“Bottom of the World” a surreal experience

Fans of David Lynch-style surrealist cinema are in for a treat with Richard Sears’ Bottom of the World. The film follows Alex, played by Douglas...

Pure coffee easy to brew at home

Coffee is the world’s No1-selling beverage, and  if we look closer to home, its popularity in SA  is growing by the day. Internationally, the world...

SA reacts to ‘struggling’ expats singing in Setswana in New Zealand

Unathi Nkanjeni A 2010 video of South Africans who emigrated to New Zealand has re-emerged and has been making waves on social media. In it‚ expat...

WATCH | Talk about sweet cheeks: man’s butt is all abuzz...

In a video which has gone viral on Twitter, a swarm of bees settles in a most unusual place - on a man's bottom. Scroll.in reports...

Coining it! Charlize Theron made more than R350-million last year

It's official! South African-born actress Charlize Theron is among the highest paid actresses in the world, making more than R350-million last year. Sis even made...

SA plants being booted into extinction at a staggering rate

We created farms, built cities and brought in trees from other regions – all at the expense of plant species which will never be...

Enjoy wild night with ‘Lion King’ ballet

The Heather Cooper School of Ballet promises will is promising three days of wild excitement excitement and entertainment when it brings its latest production,...

“Bombshell” tells a thrilling true story

In keeping with the “based on true events” theme, Bombshell is a New Zealand film exploring of the 1985 sinking of Greenpeace’s flagship, The...

Party, Win with Wakaberry

Diarise Saturday August 31 as the day to join Wakaberry in celebrating its 3rd birthday from 9am to 12pm at 98 Old Transkei Road,...