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  • Treading the treetops - IOL Travel Western Cape

    28 January 2014 4:06 PM 25

    Cape Town - Most people will give any boomslang they happen to encounter a very wide berth, but future visitors to Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden will probably be making a beeline for one of them. Because this particular “boomslang” is not the shy but extremely venomous snake with the beautiful big eyes, but rather a new canopy walkway through the garden’s

  • Cape Town denies graft cover-ups

    28 January 2014 12:45 PM 19

    January 28 2014 at 02:45pm By Anél Lewis Cape Town - Claims from within the city’s law enforcement that high-ranking officers get preferential treatment and are involved in “covering up corruption” have been denied by the City of Cape Town’s safety and security department. Two officials, who asked not to be named as they are still employed by the city, said senior

  • Top model arrives in SA

    28 January 2014 11:53 AM 12

    JOHANNESBURG – Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls has arrived in South Africa ahead of her collaboration with supermarket chain Woolworths. She will help the supermarket chain relaunch their Studio.W urban fashion collection for Winter 2014. She has graced the catwalk for the likes of Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Givenchy and Roberto Cavalli. In January, Smalls

  • Enchantment is sure to entice you

    28 January 2014 10:24 AM 139

    January 28 2014 at 12:18pm By Beverley Brommert Charles Perrault would be astonished, but not displeased, by this imaginative staging on ice of his classic fairy tale. Gone are the archaic powdered wigs, knee-breeches and lavishly adorned tutus traditionally associated with The Sleeping Beauty, as well as the unprepossessing crone representing Carabosse

  • SA’s national parks drawing more people

    28 January 2014 10:20 AM 19

    January 28 2014 at 12:17pm By SAPA Johannesburg - There has been a 2.4 percent rise in visitors passing through the gates of national parks in December compared to the previous year, SA National Parks (SANParks) said. “SANParks is proud to see that the national parks remain among the country's most popular family vacation destinations,” said spokesman

  • Lamb of God live in Johannesburg: Gallery

    28 January 2014 8:36 AM 15

    US metal band Lamb of God played at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Fans were amped and rocked out through the sets of Western Cape band Mind Assault, who were heavy has hell, and Gauteng band The Drift, who were so good, the crowd screamed for an encore - a first for an opening band. Lamb of God brought on the noise

  • SANParks employee arrested for poaching

    27 January 2014 1:26 PM 10

    A South African National Parks employee was arrested on Monday morning in connection with illegal hunting, a SANParks spokesman said. "He has been implicated in a number of illegal commercial hunting activities on state land involving a number of hunting professionals and game meat operators," SANParks spokesman Reynold Thakhuli said in a statement

  • Catholic complaint over song not upheld

    27 January 2014 1:11 PM 12

    January 27 2014 at 03:04pm By SAPA A complaint about a song titled ‘Vatican Rag’ played on Classic FM was not upheld, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) said on Monday. “However painful the ridiculing of things sacred to many Roman Catholics might be, we cannot find in favour of the complaint,” the BCCSA said in its judgment

  • Survivor loses some sizzle

    27 January 2014 10:43 AM 11

    January 27 2014 at 12:41pm After last week’s sizzling hot start to the show, the second instalment of Survivor South Africa: Champions was somewhat more tepid, with the whole “will they, won’t they”, “who will stay and who will go” scenarios proving unnecessarily protracted. Nevertheless, that it was Ashley, rather than Shona, who saw her time on the island

  • Bachchan’s warm greeting to rumoured ex

    27 January 2014 10:27 AM 9

    January 27 2014 at 12:22pm Amitabh Bachchan was photographed greeting actress Rekha with a “namaste” at the 20th Annual Screen Awards. In fact, his wife, Jaya Bachchan, was also spotted bonding with the yesteryear queen at the event. Amitabh Bachchan, who was rumoured to be dating Rekha long ago, had not acknowledged her in public since their last film together