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Great trek to say ‘I do’

Hundreds of overseas couples are making the great trek to South Africa to tie the knot -- thanks to the favourable exchange rate.

Encouraging sexhibitionism

Nosimilo Ndlovu and Warren Foster report on what South Africans can expect at the first-ever Sexpo to be held in the country.

The power of positive people

While South Africa reeled in shock this week and the cumbersome machinery of international organisations creaked to life, the most effective responses to the xenophobic attacks came from municipalities, ordinary citizens and faith groups.

‘More black lawyers needed’

Increasing the number of black -- specifically female -- lawyers is the aim of newly appointed co-chairperson of the Law Society of South Africa Vincent Saldanha. Saldanha was appointed co-chair of the LSSA with Pretoria attorney CP Fourie. He said co-chairs were appointed to accommodate for equity in the system. "Invariably there is one black and one white chair."

Pop goes the opera

Warren Foster looks at <i>Operamania</i>, a new young, energetic show with a need for nudity.

Girls on film

Warren Foster looks at music videos that objectify women and asks what the point of it all is, since it is not only reserved to male artists' videos only anymore.

Gagging on sex and race

Warren Foster speaks to stand-up comedians about the Heavyweight Comedy Jam.

Basic food more expensive in rural areas

While it is no secret that South Africa's poor are the hardest hit by inflation, it seems that people in rural areas are suffering the most. Looking at a rural shopping basket, a study has found that basic food items have increased between January last year and January this year by 23% in the case of maize meal.

Powering traffic lights: where batteries may be a better solution

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) is reviewing alternative energy sources to keep the city's traffic lights operating and intersections flowing during blackouts. The use of solar-powered lights and lights running on ordinary UPS batteries are being considered. Johannesburg already has 15 intersections that use battery power on a pilot basis, while one site uses solar power.

Space exploration

The dance piece <i>Back</i> is a showcase of timid, introspective motions and brazenly aggressive ones by performers Dada Masilo and Lulu Mlangeni.

A fatally misjudged serio-comedy

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‘What state did is disgusting’

The campaign against Aids in South Africa has suffered several blows in recent years -- from confusion about whether Aids is a virus or a syndrome to the infamous post-coital anti-Aids shower and by way of several job lots of dodgy condoms -- which are key to the fight against the spread of the virus, writes Warren Foster.

Alone and overlooked

While the United Nations Millennium Development Goals aim to empower women and eradicate poverty, Southern African inheritance practices are having the opposite effect -- leaving widows impoverished, maligned and separated from their own children, says a recent study out of Mozambique.

Rebuilding art from the South up

Warren Foster reports on the South Project workshops that took place in Johannesburg recently.

Scenarios for all seasons

Taking inspiration from the seasons, Metropolitan Holdings has developed an innovative strategy to battle HIV/Aids at grassroots level. Using the Doyle model -- an actuarial tool developed by MD Peter Doyle to project the demographic effect of HIV/Aids in Southern Africa -- Metropolitan has created "seasonal" scenarios that predict South Africa's HIV/Aids future.

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