Author Archives: Alexander Matthews

Redi Tlhabi: Loving a tsotsi

Redi Tlhabi’s memoir, Endings and Beginnings is a powerful tale of love, loss and healing.

“Don’t be afraid of making mistakes” and other secrets to great cooking

Acclaimed chef Franck Dangereux shares indispensable advice for the kitchen as he reflects on a lifelong love of food.

What to Expect When You Visit Bob Marley’s Homeland

Omnipresent “One Love”, sultry beaches, spicy food — and more.

Justice Cameron: Judge of character

Justice Edwin Cameron’s book, Justice, explores the power of South Africa’s constitution.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: The polar adventurer on going south

Adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes reveals what drives him to the ends of the earth.

Alan Hollinghurst: Lines of beauty

The Man-Booker author Alan Hollinghurst talks about Tennyson and taking ecstasy.

Willem Boshoff: Big friendly druid

Exploring the everyday with a legendary South African artist.

Scary and sublime: Adventures in the silence of the Tankwa and Richtersveld

Exploring these silent, arid empty places is both an exquisite journey and a sometimes terrifying one.

Exploring Mackinstosh’s Glasgow

On the trail of an Art Nouveau architecture genius in Scotland.

Cape Town’s art scene is blowing up

From the hottest artists to must-visit galleries, here’s what you need to know.