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Good eating, an eclectic Toastmasters group, hospice training, Zen meditation, depression, social phobia, orgasmic meditation, tears — and laughter — all come into play in Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press), an insightful gem of a memoir: writer, editor, foodie and adventurer Wanda Hennig’s first.

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Karl Marx City: Filmmaker Petra Epperlein’s personal journey

July 17, 2017 – 8:07 am
Documentary filmmaker Petra Epperlein

Petra Epperlein grew up in a city—and during a time—that are no more: Karl Marx City (now Chemnitz) during Stasi and DDR times in East Germany. Her film, which has notched up 90%-plus ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, is a personal journey with a global message. She spoke to Wanda Hennig before the screening of Karl Marx City at the 2017 Durban International Film Festival.

The Chairman in Durban: South Africa’s best jazz bar?

June 10, 2016 – 9:00 am
People clap in appreciation at The Chairman.

Some Durban businesses rev up after dark and even after midnight. Meet Ndabo Langa, architect, entrepreneur, Renaissance man and founding …

Wolf Totem and French kisses with wolves: an interview

November 5, 2015 – 11:44 am
Jean-Jacques Annaud interviewed by Wanda Hennig

French director Jean-Jacques Annaud talks about making Wolf Totem, the relevance of the film to China, Mongol culture, French kissing a wolf and wolf whisperer Andrew Simpson, ice sculpture horses, his relationship with religion and more in an interview with Wanda Hennig in Durban.

Jean-Jacques Annaud and Wolf Totem: full audio interview

November 4, 2015 – 11:30 am
Jean-Jacques Annaud interviewed by Wanda Hennig

In a Q&A in Durban pending the preview of Wolf Totem at the 2015 Durban International Film Festival, Jean-Jacques Annaud shares some of his 3-D “secrets” with journalist Wanda Hennig. He also talks, broadly, about making Wolf Totem, the relevance of the film to China, Mongol culture, French kissing with wolves, wolf whisperer Andrew Simpson, ice sculpture horses, his relationship with religion and a lot more. Enjoy!

The Chairman Part 2: Ndabo Langa in conversation

May 24, 2015 – 11:46 am
Ndabo Langa at The Chairman in Durban.

An “in his own words” Q & A with founding owner, architect Ndabo Langa, published here for the first time.
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Antony Osler’s Zen Dust takes you on the road in South Africa

May 6, 2013 – 2:50 pm
Zen Dust — by Antony Osler.

Poetry, politics, mindfulness, laughter, tears, the story of the Buddha and Zen wisdom weave through Antony Osler’s journey ‘home’ along the …

Zen and The Art of Sheep Farming

April 13, 2013 – 4:41 pm
Antony Osler, author and zen monk

Human Rights lawyer, sheep farmer and Zen Buddhist — Antony Osler is not your average Karoo inhabitant.
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RIP Dave Brubeck — Take (Eighty)-Five

December 6, 2012 – 6:58 am
Dave Brubeck RIP

Dave Brubeck: December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012. The jazz icon, world-renowned pianist and composer of jazz and classical …

Buddhist Retreat Center celebrates 30 years

November 6, 2012 – 8:18 am
Brown lentil shepherd's pie lunch

Letting go of thoughts; being present in the moment. Tolle — Zen — Oprah’s favorite Buddhist Pema Chödrön — Louis …

The man who built Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium

October 7, 2012 – 11:56 am
Inside the stadium during the Spain vs Switzerland game in 2010.

The brief lead architect Gerhard le Roux got was to create a world-class, multi-purpose sporting facility and an iconic, innovative and sustainable landmark for Durban. The resulting Moses Mabhida Stadium would be the jewel in the Kings Park Sporting precinct. The entire area would feature additional sporting arenas and facilities as well as restaurants, shops, children’s play areas and a pedestrian walkway linking the stadium complex to the beach.