Where treasure lies

An extraordinary tale of one young boy’s search for fulfilment has a message for people everywhere. Santiago, an adventurous shepherd boy from a small Andalusian town, is the protagonist in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Throughout the novel, the term “personal legend” describes a person’s willingness to accomplish their greatest...

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The Inside Man

Thanks to a deep friendship with an extraordinary person, OBIE OBERHOLZER discovers the joy and richness of an indomitable spirit Sometimes during the setting of the blue moon and the running of the gauntlets I have to stop and remove the flotsam that has gathered around me. Not the little...

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Getting around

In this second part of two features, MANDY LATIMORE brings you the latest information on public transport. Urban municipalities are all moving towards intermodal inclusive public transport systems that will include both motorised and non-motorised transport types and be universally accessible. To achieve this goal, planning has to start from...

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A night at the opera

How easy is it for theatregoers to attend a stage performance in comfort? DEBORAH LOUW buys a ticket An evening at the theatre – watching a musical, a stage play or a symphony concert – is something that most of us enjoy. A live performance is really hard to beat,...

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Rainbow Bowls

In August, Bedfordview Country Club was host to a three-week bowls festival, which culminated in a unique event, the Accumulo Rainbow Trips tournament This event invited the country’s top bowlers living with various disabilities to team up with some of the leading able-bodied bowlers and the top development bowlers in...

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Spoil yourself at Kuzuko Lodge

Kuzuko Lodge in Addo Elephant National Park offers a great combination: luxury, wilderness and access Many people know Addo Elephant National Park’s main game viewing area, but the park has expanded in every direction to include several other Eastern Cape habitat biomes. Over the Zuurberg Mountains to the north and...

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Gautrain bridges the gap

Joseph Machweu, chairperson of Impumelelo Self-help Centre in Springs, and chairperson of the QuadPara Association of Gauteng South, gave the Gautrain his stamp of approval Machweu’s life changed forever in an instant 10 years ago, when he was shot one morning on his way to work. “At the time, I...

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Team SA shines in Rio

South Africa entered 44 athletes in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which took place from September 7 to September 18. Our team won a total of 17 medals – seven gold, six silver and four bronze. CLAIRE RENCKEN reports The South African team was made up of...

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