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South African Culturalisms



Words And Images: Nadia Krige, courtesy of Juice magazine

Hell yes. Nadia Krige discovers, after lacing up a pair of ugly old hiking boots, that the 240km journey along the Camino de Santiago in Portugal is as healing as ancient pilgrims claim.

August 17, 2018

Take a different turn

Few visitors venture off the beaten N2 into Knysna’s rainforest. Justin Fox opts for the Forest Timber Camping Decks at Diepwalle over the Garden Route’s tourist glitz.

July 19, 2018

Tapping Entertainment

Words: Karen Rutter Images: Ralf Brinkhoff

Here’s how Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs has made the stomping, spinning rhythm of tap dance into a smash hit.

July 19, 2018

Find your true north for cake

Words: Laura Jones and Image: Joshua Rubin

Soet Society Café in Durbanville is a wonderland of delicious cakes fresh from the kitchen.

July 19, 2018

To the rescue …

Words: Laura Jones and Images: World of Birds

Meet the cutest characters behind the scenes at World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park in Hout Bay.

July 19, 2018

Youth matters

Words: Yonga Balfour Image: The Butterfly Art Project

Youth Day in June brings the need to protect the innocence of our youth into focus. We delve into how some non-profit organisations are helping stem the flow of damage to young people

June 18, 2018

Fostering Childhood Excellence

Words: Terrique Alie

The Economics and Entrepreneurship Education Programme (TEEEP), based in Khayelitsha, is an initiative aimed at empowering children for the real world.

June 18, 2018



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.

New royal millennials with star power

Words: Meg Mundell Source: Courtesy of The Big Issue Australia / Insp.Ngo Images: Alex Board, Hugh Miller, Rachel Butler, Steve Benjamin, Courtesy Of BBC Studios

The royal wedding is over. The cake has been eaten and it’s hello to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But amid the celebrations, a furore erupted when Windsor was announced as the venue for the event, and the town’s homeless population was caught in the middle.