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WHY RED IS THE OLDEST COLOUR

From the earliest daubs of our ancestors 17,000 years ago to the red carpet, there are plenty of reasons why one colour rules supreme. By Kate Carter, photo The cave paintings of Lascaux by Jean-Daniel Sudres. If any colour can stake a claim to be the oldest, it is red. We’ve been seeing red (an expression which turns out to …

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AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

And Then There Were None has been declared the world’s favourite Agatha Christie novel. A famously ‘impossible’ tale, already the bestselling crime novel of all time, is voted readers’ favourite in global poll. By Alison Flood Agatha Christie’s story of 10 strangers who are picked off one by one after being lured to an island mansion, And Then There Were …

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THE SOUTH AFRICAN RECOVERY FILM FESTIVAL

Focusing on documentary films that explore the themes of addiction and mental health issues, the South African Recovery Film Festival will be hosted in both Cape Town and Johannesburg again during International Recovery Month in September. Now in its third year, the festival has partnered with SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology) and aims to educate, entertain, inform …

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KAYA FM LIVE AT BASSLINE

Kaya FM is on the forefront of bringing audiences the hottest music performances. With the relationship between Kaya FM and the Bassline music venue the new monthly series Kaya FM’s Live @ The Bassline, they are blowing audiences away with sold-out shows featuring the top Afropolitan artists. Following the success of the debut event in August featuring Zamajobe and Maleh, …

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JAMES BOND: DANIEL CRAIG SPEAKS OUT

Daniel Craig has told Esquire magazine that he will bring “weight and meaning” to his next outing as James Bond as hinted that Spectre is likely to be his final appearance as 007. By Hannah Furness As the world’s suavest spy, whose talents in the field are matched only by his powers of seduction, James Bond would appear to be …

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IAIN DOUGLAS-HAMILTON

Save the Elephants pioneer Iain Douglas-Hamilton and his daughter Saba on their special relationship. The campaigning zoologist brought up his daughter in the bush. She rebelled, but shared his love of wild animals. Now Saba is a documentary maker and they are working together. ‘She met her first elephant when she was just a babe in arms – it put …

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RAINBOW COLOURED HAIR

The trend for coloured hair takes its inspiration from childhood toys. Fashion for rainbow dying has become a more important trend than haircut, says London hairdresser. By Morwenna Ferrier Not for the first time, the latest hair trend requires you to dig deep into your past: welcome to the rise of My Little Pony hair. Inspired by the colourful manes …