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From First Shot to big shots

Jameson First Shot is back for 2013 and ready to discover talented film writers and directors from South Africa, Russia and the US.

Googling it: SA’s trending Google searches for 2012

Riaan Cruywagen, Hurricane Sandy and the iPad 3. We list the trending topics of this year's South African Google searches.

Psy’s ‘Gangnam style’ video to hit one-billion views

Korean-born Psy's popular "Gangnam style" video is set to break a record with one-billion views on Youtube.

Khuli Chana: Mother tongue lyricism

Khuli Chana's timeless sound makes his latest album one of the most enjoyable this festive season and beyond.

Chris Brown: Not for children

Chris Brown's South African tour passed with little fuss, with many willing to ignore his bad reputation. Neo Leeuw was in the audience.

Lira to perform at Obama’s inaugural ball

Messages of congratulations have been pouring in after news broke that Lira will be performing at the US president's inaugural ball.

Redi’s memoirs of innocence and menace

In her first book, Redi Tlhabi takes a journey through a hidden love in her childhood that opened her up to a world of secrets, violence and pain.

The Soil: Kasi soul takes root

The a capella trio, The Soil's self-titled debut album is taking their message to a wider audience.

Teargas: Taking a chance

Teargas combine hip-hop and Afropop with lyrics that raise awareness about society's ill and the issues facing South Africa's youth.

African prints dominate Fashion Week

Despite the late start to some of the shows, the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week still managed to live up to all the hype. Neo Leeuw reports.

DA reports Malema feeding scheme scandal to public protector

The DA has laid a complaint against Limpopo's education minister and his department over the R40-million school feeding scheme tender.

Fresh take on an old style

Gavin Rajah talks about fashion week and why it is essential for designers to go out on a limb.

SA Fashion Week: Where worlds collide

The final day of SA Fashion Week saw a combination of bright colours, artistic designs, classic pieces and a superfluous amount of leather.

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This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

FNB dragged into bribery claims

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

Tighter Covid restrictions for N. Mandela Bay — other hotspots may follow

With the number of cases spiralling out of control in hotspots in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, longer curfews and restrictions on alcohol sales are being implemented

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Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa