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

May 24, 2015 – 12:14 pm |

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

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Travel: Making Waves at Mavericks

January 25, 2014 – 9:02 am |

You don’t have to be stoked on surfing to enjoy a great escape to Mavericks the famed surf spot and …

Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium: Backgrounder

October 7, 2012 – 11:51 am |
Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium: Backgrounder

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

Inspiring quotes from Steve Jobs: 1955 – 2011

October 6, 2011 – 3:18 am | 2 Comments
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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is …

Culinary Kenya: Tough old bird doesn’t cut it; Molo lamb does

October 18, 2010 – 12:38 pm | 2 Comments

Story and pics: Wanda Hennig
I didn’t go to Kenya for a culinary experience. I went with a commission to write …

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

July 12, 2010 – 4:52 pm | 5 Comments

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

Silencing the vuvuzela one plug at a time

June 24, 2010 – 11:07 am |

Blow them? Ban them? Love them? Loath them?
On and off the field and across the world the hammering drone of …

Berlin celebrates currywurst. So what about poutine and bunny chow?

February 25, 2010 – 7:28 pm |

I thought I knew all about Germany food, sausages included. Bratwurst, bockwurst and leberwurst were on my family’s snack …

Sex, Social Media and New Zealand (3): Blogs & Vlogs

November 6, 2009 – 4:02 pm | One Comment

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Six Steps to Vlogging Success

October 28, 2009 – 4:33 pm | One Comment

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Bloggers Bar Camp SEO Best Practices

October 28, 2009 – 4:20 pm |

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The Zen of Food

October 28, 2009 – 1:22 pm | 3 Comments
It’s sometimes fast, always Slow, deafeningly quiet and a metaphor for life.

Story and Pictures: Wanda Hennig

First appeared: East Bay Edible

“In Zen practice we want our intuition — our universal self — to come forth,” says Berkeley Zen Center abbot, Sojun Mel Weitsman Roshi. “When you’re doing simple tasks [like peeling broccoli or breaking lettuce into bite-size bits], your body, mind, the broccoli, the knife, your hand, the breath, are all involved. When you keep bringing your attention back to what you’re doing — when you are simply one with your activity — it’s the same as sitting zazen.”