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Nicole Newman

The internship – the infamous feature of the tough fashion industry – is all work and no pay. Nicole Newman asks if it’s worth it will never forget the day I received the phone call from Tarryn Oppel, then ELLE’s Fashion Editor, saying that I had been successful in my interview and they would love […] Read more

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Thulane Hadebe

THROW A MEMORABLE PARTY (HINT: DANCE LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW) HOW TO GO ONLINE for Thulane’s top five dream party guests .CO.ZA Man about town and managing director of public relations firm Brand Ambassadors, Thulane Hadebe knows how to host a party you’ll be talking about for years to come, so we invited him to […] Read more



(Vegetarian, without bread) Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking time 5 minutes CHICKPEA PATTIES (Makes six patties = three burgers) INGREDIENTS 2 x 410g cans chickpeas in brine 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1t cumin 1 medium onion, finely chopped 50ml lemon juice 2t coarse black pepper ¼ cup cake flour 20g fresh coriander, chopped 1 […] Read more

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Coffee Sauce Recipe

Coffee Sauce Recipe Cooking Time: 2-3 minutes You will need: 1 pint strong black 2 heaped tablespoons coffee sugar 3 level tablespoons 1 oz. luxury margarine arrowroot 1 Blend coffee and arrowroot together. 2 Place in a small saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer gently for 2-3 minutes. 3 Remove from the heat, cool […] Read more

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David Hasselho

David Hasselho, TV, plastic and lowbrow culture. Those are the words that photographer Jenny Brandt uses when describing the home, in Skårby, Sweden, that she shares with her husband, illustrator and graphic designer, Jens Grönberg. What Jenny is really implying, in her tongue-in-cheek manner, is that here nothing has cost a fortune, everything is constantly […] Read more

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Maybe Corpaci

It’s clogging my Pinterest and Twitter feeds, we see it promoted on major sport brands’ campaigns, and it’s embraced by gyms and fitness clubs around the world. Are you also familiar with the fitness mantra, ‘Strong is the new skinny’? I thought so. The hugely popular trend sends a clear message that health is to […] Read more

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Tomato Sauce Recipe

Tomato Sauce Recipe Cooking Time: about 30 minutes You will need: 2 onions pinch thyme 2 tablespoons oil 1 pint water 1 small can tomato salt and pepper paste 1 Peel and chop the onions. 2 Heat the oil in a small pan and fry onions for about 5 minutes. 3 Add the tomato paste […] Read more

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Icings Recipe

Icings Recipe Water or glace icing You will need: 8 oz. icing sugar approx. 1J dessert- spoons warm water 1 To cover the top of a 6-in. sponge use 4 oz. icing sugar; for a 7 in. cake or sponge use 6 oz. and for an 8-9 in. sponge use 8 oz. 2 If covering […] Read more

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Siphiwe Mpye

Siphiwe Mpye believes that storytelling is a part of our DNA as Africans. Although not exclusively restricted to oral tradition, he sees it as an important way in which history, stories, fables and wisdom are passed on. Having worked in media for more than 16 years, he was fascinated about how this tradition, which was […] Read more