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Rowan Philp

Rowan Philp

    The return of Jani Allan
    The return of Jani Allan
    She was one of the country’s most celebrated and divisive media figures of the 1980s and 1990s, and the object of one of its greatest sex...
    There's gold at the end of the Brainbow
    There's gold at the end of the Brainbow
    Imagine opening a computer hard drive box and finding that  the manufacturer hasn't bothered to provide multicoloured wires in the tangle...
    Making the sex change from John to Carol
    Making the sex change from John to Carol
    She starts her day in dad-mode, roughhousing with her son then making breakfast for her South African wife. In the downstairs bathroom she...
    Hawking vs Turok: Betting on the origin of the universe
    Hawking vs Turok: Betting on the origin of the universe
    The iconic scientist balked at Turok's proposal for a money wager, so they agreed on another kind of stake: bragging rights over which of them...
    Starlight may reveal our solar cousins
    Starlight may reveal our solar cousins
    Two planets as friendly to life as the Earth have been found. Now, Harvard astronomers have told the Mail & Guardian that confirming...
    Born in the RSA - and big in the USA
    Born in the RSA - and big in the USA
    Most say the same thing. They came to the United States either to avoid army conscription or apartheid itself in the late 1980s. They planned to...
    Keeping stranger tides at bay
    Keeping stranger tides at bay
    Alcatraz is just eclipsing the southern tower of the Golden Gate Bridge when my crew screams: “Man overboard!” We’re sailing in...
    Diary of 'incest' rips SA family apart
    Diary of 'incest' rips SA family apart
    In November 2005 a South African-born United States citizen, Lauren Mummy (37), was trampled to death by an elephant in a Limpopo game park.
    Being Mandela: 'Real housewives from exile'
    Being Mandela: 'Real housewives from exile'
    After a phone call from Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, her granddaughter Swati Dlamini storms out of her Sandton garage.
    US trial turns heat on MTN
    US trial turns heat on MTN
    The conviction is damning for the South African mobile giant, as it provides judicial corroboration that the company used sanctions-busting...
    US trial turns heat on MTN
    US trial turns heat on MTN
    World health weighs on Bill Gates
    World health weighs on Bill Gates
    In an interview in New York, his aged face barely cracks a smile. He shuffles around politely but without enthusiasm to pose for snapshots with...