Chefs switch to mini dynamos

The small but mighty microgreens are being grown in urban farms and used in local menus

Slice of life: I cook for men looking for jobs

'I prefer to cook for these people for free than to sell the food even. I enjoy it because we use the big, big pots'

Slice of Life: ‘Cooking has helped heal me’

'Other people want to cook for money or just to pass time or just for the sake of cooking'

IBM cooks up thought for food

Watson, the technology company's cognitive showpiece, is bringing artificial intelligence into the kitchen by conjuring up recipes.

Book a date with a creative cook

Yotam Ottolenghi's "Plenty More" is an irresistible invitation to get down and dirty in the kitchen, writes Matthew Burbidge.

Supper club pot luck – bon appetit

Vicky Baker tries some home cooking in Barcelona courtesy of a website that puts a fresh spin on supper clubs.

Young designer groups

The Young Designers: Groups Award is for school-goers with a creative idea, programme, design or prototype that tackles the efficient use of energy.

Nomu: Spicers play their cards right

A local company has turned a page on the way we struggle to keep our recipes free from the mix.

Baking new life into the original Oreo

Heidi Dodd bakes the real thing — a sandwich of two slightly chewy chocolate biscuits made with cocoa and sugar and a real buttercream filling.

The El Bulli of Yeoville

Sanza Sandile is at the crossroads of African fusion — and he wants everyone to taste what he is cooking.

‘Saving the world one meal at a time’

Sunfire Solutions has empowered people to show members of their community how using solar energy to cook can drastically cut their electricity costs.

By book or by cook

Here is a wealth of reasons to head for the kitchen, roll up your sleeves and get to work.


Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it