Let’s unwrap this Christmas mixtape! Charles Leonard brings you a jingly, jangly cool Yule edition, with a selection of festive season songs that don’t suck. They’re weird, wonderful, and Boney M-less and Carey-free.
Amid tragedy, we must consider the oneness of humanity
Anne von Gottberg and Cheryl Cohen are two of SA’s foremost scientists on Covid-19. The powerful duo also love family time with their three kids
The best gifts are always a surprise, but there is a method to the madness of gift-giving.
The leisure industry is optimistic that growth this festive season will recover to pre-pandemic levels
Festive gift giving can go one of two ways — presents can bring people together or make a person question whether the giver knows them at all. Objects of Desire are hopefully the former more than the latter. During the holiday season and occasions all year round, the standards are high, the stakes are low […]
It’s beginning to look a ‘light’ Christmas with these festive events
It should be lights, jingles and feasts but this year the HoHoHo-ness of it all has been undone by Phala Phala and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
As you celebrate, think of those who are grieving and who don’t have as much as you do
Here are some of the more puzzling rules as Europeans settle for another winter holiday season overshadowed by the pandemic threat
The coronavirus pandemic, and ensuing variants, mean we can’t make plans without the prospect of last-minute cancellations. But there’s precious little we can do about it
The Bible-thumping chief justice really does seem to believe the anti-vaxxing nonsense he preaches
We need to keep looking out for each other. Otherwise those economic gains will be wiped out as the body count grows
From church services over WhatsApp to eating with family and listening to chilled music over Instagram, South Africa is going to have a very different long weekend, grounded in sharing and caring
Fortunately for us, survival is in our DNA. Let’s use that to greet worldwide crises
The calendar is full of events that will keep holidaymakers entertained
The turkeys that make it to our shores are frozen, mostly from Brazil, but also from Canada, the United States and Chile
‘Sometimes I think South African retail websites don’t actually want to sell anything’
‘Women like my grandmother held up half the sky with simple food, the spirit of celebration and an open kitchen door’
"And for as long as Koo does not change its canned peaches recipe and raspberry jelly is still pink, the family trifle pudding will stay the same".
Going to see family during the festive season is often doubly troubling for LGBTI people.
Looking to get away from the in-laws this holiday? How about a DIY Christmas for a cause?
Christmas presents God as a baby, invoking Christianity as a deeper form of humanism.
The army is to enforce the government’s travel ban during the Christmas period and a military presence aims to deter street celebrations.
Santa’s mall stand-ins take on the job because it’s good, honest work. But those children can be a real trial.
A limestone burial box, typical of first century Jerusalem, has been found with words chiselled on side: "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus".
Christmas for Iraq’s remaining Christian community means celebrating behind blast walls and barbed wire.
In his first message as Roman Catholic leader, Pope Francis has called for an end to the crisis in South Sudan, saying everyone should be peacemakers.
When considering this question, note that Jesus himself was hostile to religiosity – and that fundamentalists suffer from a lack of faith.
Space station astronauts have repaired a crippled cooling system during a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk.
Women in the Wattville community believe that the death of Adelaide Tambo robbed them of a sterling ambassador for the poor.
Famously generous mining mogul Clive Palmer has thrown a Christmas party Tuesday at his five-star resort at Coolum, Queensland.