Kira Cochrane

xoJane cranks up the blog dial

The founder of the women’s website ?notorious for its lurid headlines and confessional writing finds licking eyeballs part of a good days' work.

‘Ageing gracefully is a lost concept for us’

As many as 10-million women worldwide have risked having the operation. <b>Kira Cochrane</b> asks why.

Living a lie for the American dream

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas kept a secret that could have meant his deportation from the United States.

Gay girls in the web of hoaxes

Sexual kicks do not seem to be the reason two men posted as lesbians online.

Bunny tales, rabbit droppings and life in the Playboy mansion

Playboy is about to open a new club in London aimed at men 'with money and taste'. But can Hugh Hefner's brand regain the glamorous sheen it once had?

More people make a clean break

It might be worth us all occasionally missing a shower or two, then, so long as we don't throw out the baby with the bathwater.

Lady, tramp, feminist icon

Is Lady Gaga an important feminist, a force for good? Or is she simply a canny performance artist? <b>Kira Cochrane</b> enters the debate.

Filling in the gaps

<b>Barbara Kingsolver</b>, winner of the Orange prize for fiction, talks about communism, Frida Kahlo and hate mail she received after 9/11.

Can you make a feminist exploitation flick?

Exploitation movies have been variously described as trashy, improbable and flat-out fun -- but feminist? Not often.

Going the whole hog

The Bacon Explosion is one of the most popular recipes on the web. So what is the appeal of this artery-clogging invention? Kira Cochrane reports.


Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders