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The last Boers of Patagonia

More than a century after their forebears landed on Patagonia's east coast, their Afrikaans is rusty, but their cultural ties are strong.

Hitler’s ‘secret’ mountain refuge

Argentina's idyllic, infamous village sheds no light on its history.

City of spit and polish

Welcome to friendly Buenos Aires -- but remember to keep your distance and watch your step.

Fear and loathing in Coffee Bay

Leaving the 'protected' concrete jungle of Johannesburg, Ricky Hunt feels slightly vulnerable in the beachcomber's paradise on the Wild Coast.

Men will be boys

NOT QUITE THE MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Ricky Hunt reviews <i> The Hangover</i>, from the director of <i>Road Trip</i> and <i>Old School</i>.

The many faces of Rob van Vuuren

Taking one production to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown is no mean feat -- but taking 13 is practically unheard of. Ricky Hunt reports.

The patchworkof identity

No matter how complete our idea of a person or an event might be, it is always adulterated by our own subjectivity. A multitude of individual nuances accompanies each of our understandings, despite the desire to try to explain things as truthfully and adeptly as we can. This idea is at the core of Michael Ondaatje's latest novel, <i>Divisadero</i> (Bloomsbury).

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Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

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Transport Month

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Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

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Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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