Take a conspiracy of clowns, a firebug and a tinder-dry Cape Town and you have the ingredients for <i>Touch Wood</i>, an incendiary piece of environmental theatre based on the advent of fires that ravaged the Mother City in the summer of 2000. Darryl Accone reports.
From birth we hear food being prepared, savour its aromas, see it displayed as art-about-to-be-eaten, touch and taste it. In marvelling at how food makes the unknown familiar, we acknowledge its role as ambassador for other ways of being in the world, for perspectives, tastes, values and aesthetics different to our own. Chinese restaurants in South Africa offer a chance to explore the soul of that vast country -- and great food.
Not since Queen Victoria declared her love for Balmoral has rural Scotland been so stylish. Following in her footsteps, tweed-clad hordes stormed to the Highlands and islands to shoot, walk and stalk their way into aristocratic life. It's easy to see what draws the rich to the isles.
This year's Apollo Film Festival was a testament to the vigorous possibilities of independent endeavour, writes Darryl Accone. This showcase of South African independent film completed its third edition last week.
Rapid testing: A new rapid HIV-testing kit has been launched in Kenya. The Rapid HIV Infection Diagnosis System test provides results in 30 seconds. HIV tests that are now used in Kenya take several days to produce results.