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Caster Semenya featured as the latest young hero in the 21 Icons project

21 IconsThe 21 Icons is going full steam ahead with its incredible work of highlighting contemporary South African heroes.

The latest icons documented in Adrian Steirn’s remarkable series are as inspiring as those who came before them.

Since we last reported on the progress of season III of the 21 Icons endeavour, seven more young icons have been featured. Gary van Wyk, the young photographer who has taken the reins, is taking the project, which started with a portrait of Nelson Mandela, to exciting heights.

Among the new additions are HIV activist Phindile Sithole-Spong, musician Kyle Shepherd, documentary filmmaker Jolynn Minnaar, photographer Mikhael Subotzky, impact entrepreneur Ezlyn Barends, award-winning filmmaker Oliver Hermanus athlete Caster Semenya.

 
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Banting on the Agenda for the 1st Episode of ZA News’ Point of Order Mock Parliamentary Session with Tim Noakes

The Real Meal RevolutionDie kosrevolusieSouth African satire powerhouse ZA News recently put The Real Meal Revolution author Tim Noakes on a different kind of pedestal on their brand new programme Point of Order, the comedy panel TV show that puts comedians in a mock parliament session complete with a questionable Madam Speaker, gavel in hand.

Noakes was featured as the first special guest on the hilarious show, which could be described as a very, very South African version of the popular BBC programmes QI or Would I Lie to You.

To distract you from the ongoing hearing in which the Health Professionals’ Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has put Noakes under investigation following a controversial tweet, watch some of South Africa’s best comedians debate Banting and all that it entails in a lighthearted parody of the all-too-familiar parliamentary set-up.

“Banting Banting Banting. When you take Banting into it, we lose our favourite colour – carbohydrate white,” “chief whip” Tumi Morake jokes as she states her point for the government side of this parliamentary session.

Watch the trailer, then head on over Star Sat or Vimeo on Demand to watch the full episode:

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Vickie de Beer Explains How The Low-Carb Solution For Diabetics Can Change Your Life (Video)

The Low-Carb Solution For DiabeticsNovember is Diabetes Awareness Month and to shed some light on the issue, Afternoon Express invited a range of experts to comment on the condition.

Vickie de Beer, whose cookbook with Kath Megaw The Low-Carb Solution For Diabetics was the stand-out winner at the 2015 Sunday Times Food Weekly Cookbook Awards, spoke about diabetes and shared advice on how to live well and foster healthy eating habits.

De Beer says that in the book they have aimed to cut out all refined carbohydrates – from rice and potatoes to bread and pasta. She talks about the highs and lows that sugar causes in your bloodstream and says that although diabetes are caused by various factors – from lifestyle choices to a natural disposition for the illness – it is reversible through a low-carb diet. “This is a very effective way to change your life.”

The nutritionist and food editor of Rooi Rose also shows Bonang Matheba how to prepare Almond and Yoghurt Flapjacks.

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Flashback Friday: Watch Legendary Drum Photographer Ranjith Kally’s Honorary Doctorate Speech

Memory Against ForgettingRanjith Kally, whose iconic photographs are collected in Memory Against Forgetting, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2013.

UKZN has shared a video of Kally’s speech when the honour was bestowed on him.

In the speech, Kally speaks about his humble beginnings in Isipingo, a small town on KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast. His father worked on a sugar plantation, and his mother was a housewife. “My sister, my brother and I were like any other kids in the neighbourhood,” he says.

When he finished school, Kally had to go to work in a shoe factory to contribute to his family’s income. He could have stayed there but he says, “I knew life had something better in store for me.” He picked up his first camera at a jumble sale, and eventually secured a job at Drum magazine.

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Throwback Thursday: Watch David Grier’s 2013 TEDx Talk on Hope and Change

India: Lost & FoundThe Real Meal RevolutionDavid Grier, inspirational speaker, chef, author and extreme adventurer, spoke about “Hope” at the TEDxGoodenoughCollege in 2013.

Grier is the author of India: Lost & Found: Madcap Adventures and co-author of The Real Meal Revolution.

At the time, he had just completed his solo run of India – 4008 km in 93 days.

On South Africans’ ability to face and embrace change, Grier says: “What are the rewards for change? Why the hell must you change? It’s simple. We hope that through the process of change, the future will hold something better. Otherwise, why change?”

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Watch Tina Bester Bake Her Blueberry Butter Tart, and Then Try the Recipe for Yourself (Video)

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Tina Bester, dubbed “The Queen of Tarts”, recently shared her recipe for Blueberry Butter Tart on Expresso. She was assisted in the kitchen by presenter Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp.

Bester is the author of Celebrate, Tarts and Comfort. She has a wealth of knowledge about desserts and pastries.

Watch a video of Bester baking her Blueberry Butter Tart:

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Filling:
2 eggs
100g Selati Castor Snow
½ vanilla pod, seeds removed
Pinch of salt
30g flour
120g butter, melted
200g blueberries

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Kath Megaw: Children Need Unprocessed, Living Foods to Harness All the Energy They Need (Video)

Real Food - Healthy, Happy ChildrenKath Megaw, paediatric dietitian and author of Real Food – Healthy, Happy Children, was recently featured on the Expresso Show to speak about her book.

In the video, Megaw explains the key nutritional principles of the Real Food. She says “We are not saying no carbs; what we are talking about is unprocessed, living foods”. She does not suggest cutting out fruit and vegetables, because children need those.

From living food, she says, “children can harness all the energy they need”. She explains that “good healthy fats” are a good source of energy that is less fluctuating.

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Video: What Inspired Adrian Steirn’s 21 Icons Project?

21 Icons21 Icons by Adrian Steirn, with words by Harriet Pratten, is an incredible ode to the legendary people, most of them still living, who have made this beautiful country what it is today.

Featuring incredible portraits and profiles on giants like Phillip Tobias, Desmond Tutu (in a tutu!), Nadine Gordimer and Hugh Masekela, the project was inspired by Nelson Mandela, opening with a portrait of Madiba which was sold for R2 million.

Earlier this year Steirn joined Jennifer Sanasie in the News24 studio to discuss the project, sharing what it was like working with these incredible icons.

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“Ek dink die ma’s is die regte heldinne van ons land” – Melanie Verwoerd (Video)

21 at 21Melanie Verwoerd, medeskrywer van 21 at 21: The Coming of Age of a Nation, het onlangs op kykNET se aktualiteitsprogram Prontuit verskyn om meer te vertel oor die boek wat sy saam met Sonwabiso Ngcowa geskryf het.

Die twee outeurs het met 21 uiteenlopende Suid-Afrikaanse 21-jariges gesels om te probeer peil waar die land staan na 21 jaar van demokrasie. Die projek het baie dinge onthul oor die alledaagse realiteit van jongmense van verskillende agtergronde, so wyd verspreid soos Orania tot ‘n nagskuiling in Kaapstad. Volgens Verwoerd is problematiese gesinsomstandighede – veral geweldadige of afwesige pa’s – en ‘n stukkende onderwyssisteem die twee grootste faktore wat stremming op jongmense se lewens plaas.

“Ek dink die ma’s is die regte heldinne van ons land. Dis asof … ek verstaan dit nie heeltemal nie … dis asof apartheid baie pa’s en mans gebreek het, maar asof deur al hierdie lyding die vrouens net sterker geword het,” sê Verwoerd.

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Everything Chefs Need to Know About Knives: A Pete Goffe-Wood Tutorial (Video)

A Life DigestedWhen it comes to cooking there are few things as important as the chef’s knife. It could mean the difference between a good dish, and a great dish.

Yuppiechef recently teamed up with A Life Digested author Pete Goffe-Wood to create a simple, easy to understand tutorial on how to best select, maintain and use a chef’s knife. He demonstrates, knife in hand, every tip and trick and explains the principles behind them in a logical, jargonless way.

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