Justine Gerardy

Mandela museum ‘boot camp’ inspires artists

Five young artists are gaining valuable artistic and business skills near Mandela's childhood home.

South Africa’s deadly beaches

South Africa is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, but is also the site of fatal shark attacks which have experts puzzling over the cause.

Kowtowing is the despicable way, says Tutu

Desmond Tutu has accused SA of putting trade ties above values, saying the government's explanations of the Dalai Lama debacle left him more upset.

Tutu turns 80 amid Dalai Lama dithering

Desmond Tutu turns 80 on Friday with celebrations overshadowed by his government's dithering on whether to allow the Dalai Lama to visit.

Bicycle power the way to go in Malawi

Two-wheeled transport rivals cars outside of big cities in Malawi, where simple bikes with a few bells and whistles are used to ferry even the sick.

SA’s opera stars find their voice

World champion soprano Pretty Yende never knew opera existed until she heard the soaring score of an airline advertisement.

Madonna’s Malawi field of broken dreams

Madonna's $15-million academy dream to groom girls into Malawi's next leaders was ditched in a cloud over misused funds, leaving locals disgruntled.

SA puppet horses gallop to Tony’s

Bits of moulded cane and metal on the factory floor are destined to be stars: majestic horses that flick their tails, and gallop with life-like ease.

More to Tretchikoff than Asian ladies with blue faces

The portrait is a lurid splash of colour outside the SA National Gallery in a nod to Vladimir Tretchikoff who was blackballed by the art world.

Jobs crisis dogs growth — Gordhan

South Africa's economy bounced back strongly from recession with 4.8% growth in the first quarter of 2011 but still faces rampant unemployment.

Romance bodice-ripper novels get SA flavour

Hate and passion flares in rural SA when Thuli meets Jake in a locally flavoured romance novel with a feisty black heroine and hunky Zulu man.

Jobs pressure mounts as Zuma addresses nation

Jacob Zuma faced pressure on Thursday to map out concrete steps to fight massive unemployment with nearly one in four people jobless in South Africa.

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