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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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AmmaZulu sculpture garden of delights

October 11, 2020 – 12:58 pm
AmmaZulu sculpture garden

Hein Lottering dishes a garden cafe lunch.
A fantastical garden. A café as its beating heart. A gallery home for …

A Tale of Three Somms

September 12, 2020 – 6:44 am
Somm Zwai Gumede, left, with Chef’s Table head chef, Mathew Armbruster.

Wine rock stars Winston Matthews, Zwai Gumede and Job Jovo are sommeliers at three of Durban’s top fine dining establishments. Remarkably not one of them grew up drinking wine.

Salt, water and fire in the belly

September 12, 2020 – 6:09 am
Chef Khumalo's gran enjoys dessert. Photo: Sandile Sithole

“In Zulu culture we eat nose to tail, which shows respect for the animal. And we have been hanging our meat — what upscale restaurants call dry-aging — for generations. We have traditions around honoring the ancestors where we hang the meat from 14 to 25 days. The family will agree on how long.”

Chatsworth’s Bangladesh Market

February 12, 2020 – 11:30 am
Pickle lady

The spirited entrepreneurial traders at the Bangladesh Market in Chatsworth just outside Durban have everything you need – including advice.

What’s cooking with Kayla-Ann Osborn?

August 17, 2019 – 10:59 am
Kayla-Ann Osborn

While delegation and management are key in Chef Kayla-Ann Osborn’s position, she says she must physically cook. “I love it. I am not a particularly happy person when I’m not cooking.” Her style being “all about flavour” and cooking “what I would like to eat” with “a focus on the natural flavours of the produce and working out what complements it”.

Durban International Film Festival 2019: all the winners

July 29, 2019 – 2:45 am
Moneoa Moshesh

And the award-winning films at the 40th Durban International Film Festival—DIFF2019—are: best film Les Misérables and best South African film Back of the Moon. Nineteen juried awards were announced including for best documentary, international and South African, and best short film.

Knuckle down as the Durban International Film Festival DIFF 2019 turns 40

July 10, 2019 – 7:23 am
Letters of Hope

A riveting and diverse “DIFF turns 40” Durban International Film Festival 2019 line-up includes 150 films from around the globe: 74 feature films, 25 documentaries and 90 shorts.

Durban Wavescape Surf Film Fest 2019 at DIFF

July 10, 2019 – 6:29 am

Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival 2019, which will run as part of the Durban International Film Festival’s 40th anniversary program, has announced a bumper line-up of 19 films, with the addition of a unique evening of talks dedicated to the ocean.

Where to stay in Durban

May 26, 2019 – 10:59 am
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Where to stay in Durban. Live-work options. Safe convenient furnished self-catering accommodation in Durban. Sabbatical accommodation, international student accommodation, adult shares.

Chef John Moatshe puts Africa on a plate

May 17, 2019 – 5:07 am
Chef John Moatshe

Polokwane-born John Moatshe is likely the only chef in South Africa who has cooked for both President Nelson Mandela at his inauguration (the main table and the VIPs) and for the Queen of England (when she visited Durban in 1999). Executive chef at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, he is the leader of a team of 30 full-time chefs plus around 15 trainee chefs and interns