Haunt #1 | Le Trésor

HAUNT (N):  A PLACE FREQUENTED BY A PARTICULAR PERSON. A HANG-OUT, STOMPING GROUND, A FAVOURED MEETING PLACE. In our new series going by that name, we look at interesting places frequented – and wherever possible – owned by people like us. We pay our first visit to Le Trésor, a lifestyle men’s store in Melville, Johannesburg.    Le Trésor…

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A rum to redeem the category

With the discovery of a relatively new drink, MR SIPHIWE MPYE exorcised his rum demons and found a surprising new favourite.   In my personal drinking history, rum has had a chequered history. The times I have been forced – for an array of reasons – to drink the stuff, I have behaved badly, smelled even…

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King Kong, the Trojan Horse of protest music

King Kong, the musical that is one of South Africa’s preeminent moments of musical protest theatre, was born of a time when a brutal, illegitimate regime strengthened its stranglehold on visible resistance, and the world needed a cultural Trojan Horse to expose the plight of black South Africans to the world, writes MR SIBUSISO MNYANDA.    Music,…

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The great White T-shirt

When days are balmy, it doesn’t get simpler and more convenient than a crisp white T-shirt:  fitted in the tailored manner of the consummate dandy or the relaxed fit in the manner of hip-hop culture (but not the oversized and extra long version).  It is also not the passé deep V-neck cleavage show favoured by Euro…

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