Jojoba Oil: versatile and vital nourishment

It is an oil that many would have read on the ingredients list on many a product, but perhaps not know just how useful it is. Our Grooming Editor Ms Mathahle Stofile tells us it is one of the best things you can do for your skin.  Jojoba (Spanish word pronounced “ho-ho-ba”) is a plant…

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‘The grass is green’ subverts historical tropes

Businessman, investor, photographer and noted.man contributor, Mr Saki Zamxaka, opens his first solo exhibition at Constitution Hill this week. Entitled  “The Grass Is Green”, the photography collection is at once emphatic, subversive and hopeful, writes the photographer.  This week, my solo photography exhibition kicks off at Constitution Hill, in the historic Old Fort Ramparts. After months of…

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A series of firsts at Tambo Lives!

Imbawula: Tambo Lives! was awash with firsts, as four storytellers – picked for their proximity to the late struggle stalwart Mr Oliver Reginald Tambo, or for work that mirrors his values – delved into anecdotes, lessons and reflections about life, the Tambo way. Hosted at The Market Theatre’s intimate Mannie Manim stage, this was the…

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Tambo Lives! Stories to illuminate icon’s legacy

Imbawula, the storytelling platform is back next month with an exciting new show dedicated to the freedom fighter, intellectual and inspirational leader of the struggle against Apartheid, Mr Oliver Tambo.  The spirit of Oliver Tambo will come alive through stories in October, the month in which the late freedom fighter and leader of the African…

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Get your skin Spring ready

Any change of season has the potential to disturb your skin’s usual flow. Winter skin doesn’t hold moisture very well, everything evaporates much quicker and dehydrated skin becomes a common complaint. Warmer weather is so much kinder to the skin, however, but you still need to prepare for it, writes Ms. Mathahle Stofile.  One of…

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Mo Laudi | through the eye of a Globalisto

He left Polokwane, South Africa, in the early 2000s for London, in search of a global outlet for his broad artistic proclivities. Mr Ntshebe “Mo Laudi” Bopape went on to become a global DJ, producer, sound artist, collaborator, entrepreneur and more recently, clothing designer. In this extensive Q&A he discusses collaboration, Art, Paris, Amapiano, Kimonos and the…

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David Koloane | June 5, 1938 – June 30, 2019

The lauded artist Dr David Koloane died this week at the age of 81. As art collector, businessman and photographer, Mr Saki Zamxaka writes, the old master was the very embodiment of humanity.  One of the highest honours you can can bestow on another person in isiXhosa, is saying ebengumntu. In other words, that he or she was human.…

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Pronto | A local Deli favourite

Pronto Italian Deli has a big, primarily Italian menu, with  generous portions and sensational flavours, writes Mr Siphiwe Mpye. They serve a breakfast, lunch and dinner, so the menu is appropriately large. Italian staples include a gnocchi starter (served with a cheesy sauce and sprinkled with pieces of crispy panchetta), assorted pizzas and lasagne. Read…

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Grooming Q&A | Combination Skin

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Our long lost Grooming Editor Ms. Mathahle Stofile has noticed how many skin questions she gets from men, on her women’s beauty platform The Matte Project, and decided to help the rest of us by answering them here. First, the a to z on combination skin. Q: How do you choose a range of products for…

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Imbawula: The Money Series comes to Sandton

The next show in Imbawula’s The Money Series has been announced and sees a new lineup and the entry of a new venue into the narrative of the storytelling platform. Imbawula is the storytelling movement founded in 2014 at the old Bean Republic in Illovo, Johannebsurg. The shows were founded on the premise that our…

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