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September 16, 2017 – 2:31 am

In this insightful gem, journalist and life coach Wanda Hennig writes wisely, hilariously and sometimes poignantly about sex and food; living for three-and-a-half years at the San Francisco Zen Center; moving solo from one continent to another; meditation; creative mindfulness strategies and more. Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press). Edition Two (Mouth Orgasm edition) published August 2017 (ISBN 9780996820523 paperback; ISBN 9780996820523 eBook).

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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.

Germany in focus at 2017 Durban International Film Festival

July 7, 2017 – 1:19 am
Still from movie Fritz Bauer

German films including Karl Marx City and Goodbye Berlin, women in film, German directors and a masterclass by German film industry professionals are on the program at #DIFF2017, the 38th edition of South Africa’s prestigious Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) where the theme is Transit Tales and a major support focus is developing the South African film industry and fostering talent.

South African chef John Moatshe cooks for more than compliments

May 29, 2017 – 11:51 am
John Moatshe chef

ICC executive chef John Moatshe has cooked for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the late President Nelson Mandela and recently, for several thousand delegates attending Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban. When you quiz this urbane, unpretentious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs-awarded chef about highlights threading through his illustrious culinary career, you discover there are many.

South Africa launches ‘I Do Tourism’ at Indaba 2017

May 17, 2017 – 2:17 am
Indaba 2017 collage

South African Tourism launches ‘I Do Tourism’—a new responsible tourism initiative—at Indaba 2017 in Durban. The strategy is geared to showing South Africans the relevance of tourism in the greater scheme of things. How ‘everybody’ benefits from tourism.

Qadasi & Maqhinga at St. Clements: Two

April 25, 2017 – 9:03 am
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David Qadasi Jenkins and Maqhinga Radebe perform their traditional Maskandi at St Clements in Durban.

Qadasi & Maqhinga – Maskandi at St. Clements

April 24, 2017 – 10:22 pm
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David Qadasi Jenkins and Maqhinga Radebe perform their traditional Maskandi at St Clements in Durban. Radebe is a Ladysmith Black Mambazo veteran. He traveled widely with them before linking up with Jenkins. One of his many gigs was performing at Carnegie Hall with Paul Simon.

Hare Krishna Festival of Chariots Durban

April 18, 2017 – 3:18 am
Goddess at Hare Krishna parade in Durban.

Singing and chanting Hare Krishna devotees of all ages—and the interested and curious—gather in Durban over Easter weekend to pull their three lofty chariots that sail along the beachfront festooned with thousands of flower garlands and billowing brilliantly colored fabric canopies. Travel blogger Wanda Hennig joins the devotees, who also prepare fresh vegetarian meals for the hungry. It’s a celebration.

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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Searching for Christian Grey

February 13, 2013 – 1:42 am
Fifty Shades fever at The Bedroom

Fifty Shades fever is alive and well — but clone the hot guy if you really want to perform a …

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.