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[From our archives] Placenta pie – benefits not cut and dry

The growing fad of eating one's own placenta after giving birth has hit SA. But experts say there is no proof the practice is beneficial - or safe.

Movie of the week: Oblivion

Despite copying from or echoing other movies throughout, Oblivion is not a dully derivative film, writes Shaun de Waal.

Deep Read: Hollywood’s biggest kook

An upcoming Vanity Fair article about Tom Cruise promises eye-popping revelations. It's the final proof that he's become the new Michael Jackson.

Scientology is a family for the wary and burned of Hollywood

In La La Land, where the normal value system is inverted, it's the people you should trust who will screw you over.

Cruise and Holmes wrap up speedy divorce

The end of the five-year marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes has been settled quickly, but no word on what happens to six-year-old Suri.

Bloody agent

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: <b>Shaun de Waal</b> reviews <i>Knight and Day</i>, an action comedy starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.

Actor’s plans for wife’s placenta

In the West placentas are usually incinerated, but placenta-planting ceremonies are becoming more common.

Would-be Hitler assassin dies at 90

A former German army officer involved in two failed plots to assassinate Hitler, but who remained undetected until the end of World War II, has died aged 90, his family said on May 2. Philipp von Boeselager was one of eight officers who planned to shoot Hitler and SS head Heinrich Himmler in March 1943.

Mission Impossible for S Korean burglar

A South Korean jewel thief who said he was inspired by the 1996 hit movie <i>Mission: Impossible</i> found his crime really was impossible when he triggered an alarm system, a report said on Tuesday. The man, identified only as Weon, used a hacksaw and screwdriver to break through the roof of a Seoul jewellers' shop and then lowered himself by rope.


Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

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