Matthew Burbidge

How running junkies find their next fix

Runners live by a guide that describes every race in the land - and there's at least one every weekend.

African albums you have to hear

Music from around our continent keeps giving the rest of the world's best a run for their money.

Comforting family fare

A new cook book is packed with nourishing Jewish, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean recipes.

Two Oceans: Like taking candy from a baby

Your name is a powerful motivator to run the Two Oceans Ultra marathon just within the cutoff time.

Jo’burg’s Yamato restaurant fishes for condiments

Yamato offers some odd delights, if you can get 
the waiters to unblock the soy sauce for you, writes Matthew Burbidge.

Elangeni: The bed & breakfast of champions

The biggest hotel in the country with a lot of sporty mouths to feed. Matthew Burbidge undertakes a study of consumption.

Now we’re cooking, Jozi

With Cape Town chef David Higgs's new restaurant at the Saxon, 500, Jo'burg food just got exquisite.

Keep your figure, blow your budget

Croft & Co made its name selling expensive toys for boys, but now also boasts a stylish eatery.

The Foundry: Good food on tap

Not every meal at a restaurant needs to be an occasion.

Baking is big business

The cake is an essential part of any celebration, like a sugary anti-depressant.

The Middle East in your kitchen

Middle Eastern dishes can be complicated and laborious, but a new book delivers the diverse tastes of Jerusalem in a easy way.

Sandwiched in the north

Eateries in Johannesburg's suburbs are enticing customers with refreshing takes on an old staple


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

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

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