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Durban North Japanese Gardens

Koan and the barbarians:
Durban’s Japanese Gardens puzzler

In the previous blog in this series on the Durban North Japanese Gardens, we reached the top of a slope overlooking an outdoor chapel and eastwards to the sea… ‘But at my back,” as the poet told his coy mistress, “I always hear, time’s winged chariot hurrying near.” Our stroll in the gardens had gone…

Garden art at the Hingham Nursery

Some sanity in a humpty-dumpty world

Social distancing – now there’s an oxymoron for our times. But If you happen to be on the FunShine Coast and need to be far from the madding crowd and want a pleasant, airy place for a light meal, then try the Hingham Nursery Tea Garden. We asked our waitress Sharon Makope, a cheerful young woman…

FUN IN THE SUN: Rob Rob O Connorman, Liz Van Huysteen and Ross Barber outside The George on matchday. Barber's loyalties seem to be divided.

By George, it’s the World Cup!
Where to watch it

Heck, these days you could probably watch the World Cup on your smartphone. But would you want to? Fortunately for fans visiting Umhlanga or its surrounds during the course of the rugby showpiece – from 20 September to 2 November – there are more agreeable alternatives. Here’s a potted selection to help you choose… A sharp…

FEATURED IMAGE: Jemma van Breda in action.Picture: JON IVINS
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Jemma to give local talent a jump-start

Having a torn tendon followed by surgery was not about to slow down dancer, choreographer and innovator Jemma van Breda of La Lucia. Although the operation and recovery phase meant she was on crutches for a while, her creativeness knew no bounds. Jemma, 21, is the brains behind the cultural and tourism one-of-a-kind platform, called…