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Is this the house of the future? SA cities join green build projects

Is this the house of the future? SA cities join green build projects

Communal spaces centred around producing your own food in an inside-out space with a water feature - reminiscent of a kraal. That’s how SA researchers reimagine housing post Covid-19.

Young entrepreneurs beat Covid setback with booming restaurant

After the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the hospitality industry across the world, two newly graduated hospitality students were sent back to SA after losing their lucrative jobs overseas.

Betting on death of petrol cars, Volvo to go all electric by 2030

Volvo's entire car line-up will be fully electric by 2030, the Chinese-owned company said on Tuesday, joining a growing number of car makers planning to phase out fossil-fuel engines by the end of this decade

Chartered accountant pulls youth out of abject poverty

Living with a man who fixed cars every time he came back from work inspired Zakhele Mkhize to think about becoming an accountant as he hated what he saw.

Move to lockdown level 1 is ‘beautiful music’ for restaurant industry: Rasa

'We survived a close call in January as a nearly decimated industry on its knees and at the brink of collapse.'

Five facts casting light on ubungoma

Often misunderstood, ubungoma is an innate calling and gift from the ancestors that an individual is born with. On accepting one’s ancestral gift, one begins with umsebenzi wabaphantsi (ancestral work).

Sangomas' desire to practise heavily restricted

Section 15 of our Bill of Rights protects everyone’s right to freedom of religion, belief and opinion. Unlike the apartheid era, this section of our constitution liberates everyone to freely express and practise their beliefs.

Monaisa's sculpturing skills bring confidence to scarred women

He is one of just 14 black plastic surgeons in SA and for Dr Brian Monaisa, his job is about more than just what meets the eye.

Spiritual aspects of weddings also affected by ongoing pandemic

According to statistics published by Stats SA in 2018, the rate of couples choosing to tie the knot by way of a registered civil marriage increased only slightly by 0.6% year on year.

Thuthuzela care centres bring comfort in times of distress

SPONSORED | The numbers just keep rising even with the lockdown, says acting centre manager at the Baragwanath facility

The fatter your bank account, the better your teeth, survey finds

The more money and social standing you have, the less likely you are to suffer tooth loss.

Prince Harry, Meghan to break silence in 'wide-ranging' interview with Oprah

Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan will break their silence in their first interview since they quit Britain's royal family when they sit down with Oprah Winfrey next month.

Blooming marvellous being a floral designer

Over the years flowers have bloomed out of just being centre pieces to break up the monotony of the table runner to often being the pillar the event is based on. From floral murals to flower roof installations, flowers have taken centre stage and all of that is possible because of floral designers, people like 30-year-old Zamathenjwa Nene.

Kuhle and Likhona Mayikana's love story began with a photo bomb

It is the little things that attract people to each other and this was the case with the Mayikanas, a young married couple from Cape Town.

Rihanna to pause Fenty fashion venture, focus on lingerie, cosmetics

Louis Vuitton owner LVMH and music star Rihanna have agreed to suspend her fashion line Fenty less than two years after its launch, the French luxury goods giant said on Wednesday.

How to celebrate Valentine's Day in Covid-19 times

In the past the focus has been on elaborate gifts, dinners and trips to celebrate the day of love. However, for this year the emphasis is on safety first.

Resolve to furnish his home carves a furniture business

It was the need to furnish his newly acquired love nest that sparked newlywed Msizi Hlongwane to start something that would later turn into a booming business.

Pay serious attention to what apps are asking you to do

WhatsApp recently updated its privacy policy informing users that it will now be sharing information with parent company Facebook. WhatsApp has assured consumers that it is not reading your messages, it's just been noting your habits and engagements and is now going to share that information with Facebook.

Love is a unifying force across religions

Many different religions value and encourage love, but the rules which guide and protect unmarried couples are slightly different.

8 steps victims of gender-based violence can take when under threat

SPONSORED | These emergency contacts can help you break the chain of abuse

Brothers turn dumpsite into art gallery in Motherwell, Eastern Cape

The Nyendwana brothers sell their art from the gallery in front of their home and have now launched a clothing label that is attracting global attention and raising awareness about Covid-19.

Forget ‘month of love’, you can name a cockroach after your ex for V Day

Now you can name a roach after a boss or ex who won't stop bugging you.

Can a mosquito bite give you Covid-19?

Expert input on whether you can catch Covid-19 from a mosquito bite.

Sex, charcoal and other tricks to beat a hangover

The excitement around the lifting of the alcohol ban will probably lead to an overindulgence which can cause a hectic hangover.

Take school lunch box to the next level

There’s an age-old custom in school yards. It’s called the sandwich swap – the joy and the bane of many young lives.

Hong Kong cooks up lab-grown fish as appetite for 'clean meat' rises

When chef Eddy Leung was tasked with cooking what was touted as the world's first lab-grown fish fillets in his kitchen in southwestern Hong Kong, he pan-fried some and deep-fried others before finally deciding on breaded fish burgers with tartare sauce.

Flying cars airport of the future to land in England

An airport for flying cars will thrust the English city of Coventry into the future later this year, with a project aimed at demonstrating how air taxis will work in urban centres
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