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STOP the rip-off

WORDS: CRAIG WILSON IMAGES: IDREAMXCHANGE, RAIN

Data costs in SA are contentious. Why? Which companies are trying to tackle the problem, and how could the regulator help?

October 19, 2018

Cape Town!

WORDS & IMAGES: CLIFFORD ROBERTS

Rediscover your city. On foot.

October 19, 2018

Lola’s drawing pad

WORDS: LAURA JONES • ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR LOLA BARTLETT

“When I was an angsty teenager I painted my tiny bedroom red, emptying it of everything other than an easel and a mattress …” says Lola Bartlett, artist and illustrator.

September 18, 2018

Meet Pigcasso, the painting pig

WORDS: LAURA JONES IMAGES: JOANNE LEFSON

Pigcasso was destined to become the fi lling in a bacon sandwich until Joanne Lefson stepped in …

September 18, 2018

The possible death of a good man

WORDS: DON PINNOCK

A true story about the disappearance of a friend, as told by journalist and author Don Pinnock.

September 18, 2018

The Sunday group

WORDS: KAREN RUTTER IMAGES: JOSHUA RUBIN, DANILO ACQUISTO

Television and radio presenter Danilo Acquisto take to the streets every Sunday afternoon to spend time with people living on the streets of the Southern Suburbs. claim.

September 18, 2018

One of the litter

Words: Lord John Bird & The Big Issue UK. Image: Isnp.Ngo, Jeffkoons.Com

A brush with daytime television has John Bird questioning the future of art … and the revolution.

August 17, 2018

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South African Culturalisms

Words: Laura Jones

Our nation, previously divided, and currently obsessed with counting the wounds of the past, has unique cultural values, some endearing, others less so. Here is an excerpt from the Goodman Gallery.

Catch of the day – plastic oceans

Words: Laura Jones Images: Getty Images, Two Oceans Aquarium, Beach-Co-Op Words: Insp.Org, Unep, Wessa

“Miracle material!” says Erik Solheim, head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). While this may be true in some cases, the continued ambiguity towards plastic in our society is clear. And the damage is devastating.

Captured by the lens

Words: Laura Jones

A handful of South Africa’s bravest press photographers brought our nation, and the world, the images that now form part of our history.