DINNER PARTY INTEL: Global meat consumption meatier than ever

Despite growing health fads such as meat-free Mondays and Veganuary, global meat consumption has in fact increased over the past 50 years

DINNER PARTY INTEL: One in five Canadian youth ignorant about Holocaust

One in five young people in Canada either hasn’t heard of the Holocaust or isn’t sure what it is, according to a survey

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Rwanda’s Khashoggi

Inquest into suspected murder of a Rwandan dissident in SA five years ago has been struck from the roll of the Randburg magistrate’s court

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Afrikaans makes a comeback in Argentina

According to a report, an Afrikaans-speaking community deep in the Patagonian desert is thriving

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Is Tesla headed for SA?

SA’s most famous tech billionaire, US-based Elon Musk, may open a Tesla store in this country next year

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Spanking new law

France MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill that bans parents from smacking their children

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Return our heritage

France is passing a law to return African art looted from its former colonies

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Plastic choking marine life

A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in Indonesia this week had 6kg of plastic in its stomach

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Plastic path to fitness

Single-use (made to be used once only) once represented carefree modernity but has come to symbolise polluted oceans

This is SA’s word of the year

The Pan SA Language Board, Focal Points and Newsclip have chosen ‘land expropriation without compensation’ as SA’s word of the year

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Is Melania slumming it?

All eyes will be on how she represents America, after her husband Donald Trump referred to some African countries as ‘shitholes’

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Weed the small print

The government has been given 24 months to ’rectify the constitutional defects’ that prohibit marijuana use

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Lego wants to eliminate plastic materials in toys

Lego is trying to eliminate its dependence on petroleum-based plastics and build its toys entirely from plant-based or recycled materials

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Donald Trump and the hero

John McCain will be buried in a private ceremony in Annapolis to which Trump has explicitly not been invited

DINNER PARTY INTEL: No grace for Grace Mugabe

Grace Mugabe is being sued by lawyers who acted for her in a bungled $1.2m diamond-ring deal

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Markus Jooste goes to church

Disgraced former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste emerged from hiding on Sunday, but only for a brief while