Summer style: why it’s all about comfort and joy

Dressing from the shoes up is an adage that fashion likes to trot out from time to time. And, tellingly, shoes provide everything you need to know about where fashion is at any given moment. Fashion editors attending the latest shows weren’t in the regulation heels that anyone who has seen The Devil Wears Prada might expect. Instead, flats prevailed. The message? Suffering for your style is out. Comfort is in.
Forget the high heels and strappy dress that has ruled Saturday-night style for the past decade. Instead, trainers, wide mannish trousers, sweatshirts and pool slides are being pushed hard as the unlikely wardrobe […]

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The park-bench workout: five simple exercises

Head down to your local park and try out these exercises – an easy and free way to get fit and tone up.

1: Chest stretch

Stand a couple of steps away from the bench, feet hip-width apart. Lean forward and place your hands on the seat of the bench, shoulder-width apart, arms straight. Slowly lower yourself towards the bench so your face is almost touching it, then slowly return to the start position. Keep your core muscles engaged. Tom suggests doing the same move with your hands on the seat of the bench to make it harderTo increase core-strengthening, lower into […]

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Lamb ribs with za’tar rub

Gather your favourite people and light the coals. This recipe is full of finger-lickin’ flavour


1.5 kilograms lamb riblets

1 juice and grated peel of 1 lemon

1 drizzle olive oil

1 drizzle honey, for serving

1 tub tzatziki, for serving

For the za’tar

30 ml sesame seeds

30 ml dried oreganum

30 ml majoram

15 ml ground cumin

10 ml sea salt flakes


Toss ribs in lemon juice and peel and add glug of olive oil
Mix spices and scatter over lamb
Cook lamb over medium-hot coals until fat has rendered and ribs have turned crispy
Drizzle over a little honey (but not too much)
Serve hot with tzatziki

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2016 Super Rugby

The 2016 Super Rugby kicked off Friday 26 February 2016 with the Blues hosting the Highlanders at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

The tournament is bigger than ever before with 18 teams going to compete in eight different countries and it promises to better than before…

It is also the first season that teams outside Australia, New Zealand and South Africa will feature, with a team from Argentina and another team from Japan. The round-robin games will take place every weekend from 26 February to 16 July 2016 (with a break for international matches during June), followed by the finals series at the end of […]

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Book Review – Dark Continent, My Black Arse

Sihle Khumalo is my new hero. This man went from Cape to Cairo by public transport only. Look I’m going to sound mean but Africa isn’t known for its excellent public transport so I say kudos or give that man a bells for actually leaving a young child and his wife behind to follow his dream.

A must read for fans of Paul Theroux, Mr. Khumalo’s writing voice is honest and easily readable; it’s almost (as a colleague of mine puts it) like talking to a friend. When I say honest he really is: eg. a story of a public sex stunt with […]

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Easter Holiday Family Getaways

Are you planning a family getaway for the upcoming Easter Holidays? Book your Kwazulu Natal dream holiday spot soon to avoid the rush…

What is stopping you from getting away for that much needed family holiday? Did you know that during the December to January peak season and long weekends, particularly over the Easter break, most places along the beautiful coast of South Africa are booked a year in advance.

We were on a mission to seek out the best holiday spots in South Africa, that caters for the family man – which means swimming pools, activities for the whole family, games rooms, […]

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