01 June 2014
by Tara Turkington and Stuart Buchanan
The Comrades Marathon started as a tribute to the South African soldiers who lost their lives during World War I. Since then, it has become a South African long-distance running race of legend and its popularity as an ultra-marathon has spread around the world.
Mary Sibande’s exhibition, The Purple Shall Govern, is on at the Standard Bank Gallery until 7 June. In this interview, Sibande gives insight into her alter ego, ‘Sophie’, through which she explores issues of identity, rebirth and belonging.
When it comes to welcoming visitors, South Africans are super-friendly. This is the word from Helena Egan, and she should know. She works for travel website TripAdvisor and has travelled all over the world.
While beach-wedding pioneers were typically barefoot, white cotton-clad couples tying the knot at their favourite surf spot, contemporary beach weddings are more sophisticated, with crystal, silver, white linen and all the trimmings one might expect of a top-class hotel – on the beach.
On Sunday 27 April 2014, visitors to Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront swapped their shopping bags for sports kitbags in preparation for the very first Discovery World Triathlon to be held in the Mother City.
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