FRED KHUMALO: A dish best not served at all Mr Manuel

Trevor Manuel’s ‘big man’ arrogance towards the judge in the Moyo saga might fit elsewhere on the continent, but not in SA. Shame on him

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FRED KHUMALO: The depths of betrayal

The guy who’d kept us entertained with jokes had beaten Primrose a day after we’d spoken exhaustively about women abuse

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FRED KHUMALO: Consider a detour to the Midmar Dam

When I was growing up, most of these places were reserved for whites, so to save ourselves the hurt we trained ourselves not to see them

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FRED KHUMALO: The best steakhouse in Joburg

The Local Grill is arguably the best steakhouse in Johannesburg. It’s not surprising its branch in Nairobi, Kenya, which opened last September, is a hit

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FRED KHUMALO: Essential winter heat sauce

The things you can do to deal with cold weather are limitless – among them is visiting this place, where the chef nailed the rogan josh

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FRED KHUMALO: Sarafina! still does the magic

Three decades on, ‘Sarafina!’ provides food for thought for a new generation as well as for their parents

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FRED KHUMALO: Sinister connections?

Hopefully the police will get to the bottom of Marc Batchelor’s murder. Or am I being too optimistic?

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FRED KHUMALO: Shifting the spotlight

I couldn’t see why the author had to mention the source’s religion and narcotic proclivities. They have no bearing on the facts of the story

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FRED KHUMALO: Letting down the homeless

Are the Tshwane killings indicative of our attitude towards poor people in general and the homeless in particular, people we don’t want to see?

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FRED KHUMALO: Mamma and the masterpieces

A diet of bookish talk can leave you hungry for more – fortunately Ike’s Books is next door to a pasta paradise

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FRED KHUMALO: From shock to fine desserts

People at the table nearby were talking about violence at schools; earlier I’d heard how a pupil had reached into his desk and pulled out a gun

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FRED KHUMALO: Fear and loathing at the SABC

After an attempted hit like the one on Thami Zikode, it seems somehow appropriate to eat Godfather-style pasta

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FRED KHUMALO: Serendipitous delay in Doha

We found ourselves stranded at Doha International. On the bright side, I got to see a bit of Qatar, but it was the food that bowled me over

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FRED KHUMALO: Beware of ANC putsch house

There’s nothing wrong with Mokonyane and others going to ANC headquarters, but the place swarms with people hostile to Ramaphosa

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FRED KHUMALO: Nouvelle cuisine deficiency

Curiously, Afrikaners of Huguenot descent do not seem interested in their French heritage. I wonder why

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FRED KHUMALO: The three stooges — Manyi, Mngxitama and Motsoeneng

Like some of the homeland leaders, Manyi, Mngxitama and Motsoeneng were merely doing the bidding of their nefarious masters

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