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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.

A bush escape from Durban to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park

September 7, 2015 – 10:07 am
Smile and then crunch.

When you’re in Durban and need a getaway, going ‘wild’ — and to a bush camp — is an easy …

Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium: Backgrounder

October 7, 2012 – 11:51 am

Controversy remains among some of the city’s naysayers over whether Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium should have been built. Ivor Daniel, …

Why there is life and hope in Msinga

March 18, 2012 – 8:56 am
HIV-Aids is rife. Here an educational billboard offers advice.

Life does not get much more desperate than in KwaZulu-Natal’s dirt-poor Msinga region. HIV/Aids and TB are rife, Aids orphans …

On the road from Durban: Nambiti and Qambathi escapes

September 18, 2010 – 10:29 pm
Qambathi Mountain Lodge
We would set off from Durban and drive about three hours to Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge. We would go on game drives, hopefully see the Big Five, and food-wise, there was a vegetarian focus. Next day we would drive to Qambathi Mountain Lodge, which also has game and where the food was reputedly excellent.
Story and photos by Wanda Hennig

“Dave says I’m Thelma and you’re Louise,” my food writer friend Anne tells me when she pulls up in her car to fetch me. Dave is her boyfriend. Thelma and Louise is the road trip movie. We are leaving on a road trip. We’ve done road trips before. For example, a memorable one where we visited cooking schools and foodie joints through Napa and Sonoma and wrote about them…

South Africa has it all. But — What Is This?

July 12, 2010 – 4:52 pm
Early morning bloom.

There’s surf, sunshine, scenery, wildlife — adventure. And when you get tired of the tourist scene, there’s Buddha, dharma and …