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One Green Step At A Time

Melanie Farrell has gone from being a words person to an inspiring ecopreneur. The Cape Town freelance journalist and writer has turned her special interest in environmental issues into a business – not only does she transform wooden pallets into receptacles for vertical gardens but she’s started a Green Route initiative in the Mother City…

Knynsa Lagoon pebbles

The wildfires that all but wiped out parts of California,  horrifying happenings in Hollywood, an illuminating profile on Nobel winner Kazuo Ishiguro …  here are some great stories…

Helen Walne underwater oceanic pic

The low-down on the Zeitz MOCAA, quirky cross-stitch messages that will make you smile, an inspiring TED Talk by South African conservationist Boyd Varty, great insights from remarkable…

Pia Easterbrook of Pia's Pop-Ups

WHEN it comes to retail therapy, Cape Town lifestyle entrepreneur Pia Easterbrook has got it down to a fine art. If anyone knows how to create a unique…

Marine Reserve near Simon's Town

Stories, books, ideas, covetable objects … this was my week on the web: I’ve been wanting to read Annie Dillard for ages. This collection of narrative essays looks wonderful.…