Briefs, February 6, 2013

Alexander Lebedev is a business and media tycoon. Photo: AFP

The Vatican's top official on family policy has opened slightly to the possibility of rights for gay civil unions, although he also stressed that marriage should remain between a man and a woman. "Marriage is a clear legal dimension. 

Wednesday, 6 February, 2013, 6:02am

Brides strive to turn heads

Ever since the hat parade at last year's British royal wedding, headpieces have gained new popularity.

Shana Rasnavad, product trainer and group stylist at Pedder Group, says hats and headwear are a big trend. 'Hats never go out of style and the variety is only getting better.'

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Drawing the short straw

'The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you'

Anita Roddick (1942-2007) - British businesswoman

To draw and to draw

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A Quiet Revolution

A Quiet Revolution by Leila Ahmed Yale University Press (e-book)

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


My parents are sending me to the UK next year to study English at university. I am happy about going but since I am a Muslim, I don't know whether I should cover my hair in a western country. I know my parents want me to do so but some of my friends have said that people will laugh at me and think I am strange. I have friends who have studied abroad and did cover their hair.

6 Jan 2007 - 12:00am