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COTY 2006: FORD FOCUS 2.0 TDCI 5-DOOR: Ford’s had a tough time making its mark on South Africans over the last few years, but it may have redeemed itself with this Car of the Year finalist.
THE 300 YEAR OLD NUN: NATANIËL: In an exclusive interview with Nataniël, the enigmatic and controversial performer extraordinaire, Luiz DeBarros gets a little closer to finding out just what makes him tick.
COTY 2006: VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0TDI: Christo Valentyn is intrigued by the Volkswagen Passat’s conservative elegance, but wonders if it can shake its fuddy-duddy image of yesteryear and take the crown.
CELEBRITY GOSSIP: A bumper crop of stories: News on Brando’s scandalous picture, Madonna’s new look, TV’s hottest hunk, the future of Will & Grace and much more!
MAMBA TRAVEL: BETTY’S BAY: Betty’s Bay is fast becoming an out-of-the-way destination for those in the know in the Western Cape, and Waterlilly Lodge is one of the hottest the places to stay.
COTY 2006: KIA RIO HATCH 1.4 HIGH SPEC: A different kind of Carnival! The high-end version of the Kia Rio is changing perceptions of the Korean car-maker. We take a look at this unexpected finalist.
FRIEDA REPLIES: It seems that you really love Frieda. Mambaonline's most popular ‘tannie’ responds to your messages and letters, and asks some tough questions about same-sex marriage.
COTY 2006 SPOTLIGHT: NISSAN MURANO: We go off-road road with a look at the Nissan Murano SUV – one of the finalists in the 2006 Car of the Year Award - and we like what we see.
BREAKING OUT: WENTWORTH MILLER: You may have seen him in Mariah Carey’s music videos, or in a range of TV guest roles, but Prison Break’s Wentworth Miller is a sexy newcomer to watch. And watch. And…
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE MEDIA: In an open letter to the media, Mambaonline’s editor reacts to media hysteria on gays donating blood and the continued reporting of the GLA’s statements and actions by the press
COTY 2006 SPOTLIGHT: AUDI A3 SPORTBACK: Mambaonline takes a look at the finalists of the 2006 Car of the Year Award. In this first part, we explore the pros and cons of the turbocharged Audi A3 Sportback 2.OT FSI.
Celebrity Gossip: Get the dish! Meet the latest TV superhero hunk; Brangelina start breeding; Colin’s dirty tape hits the Net; Lindsay vs Vanity Fair; Kevin Spacey ‘outed’; and Heath comments on gay film ban.
MAMBA SPINS: Kick off the year with an auditory bang. Christo Valentyn reviews a selection of CDs by artists including the Pussycat Dolls, Charlotte Church, Judith Sephuma, Tatu and Barbara Streisand!
IN THE PINK: Have you noticed that pink is taking over the world? Something’s askew when big butch rugby playing men are walking the streets in pink, writes Freddy La Man.
CLASH OF THE CLUBS: Cape Town’s three gay nightclubs competed for attention and patrons on New Year’s Eve - pulling out all the stops. John French investigated who and what they had to offer.
CELEBRITY GOSSIP: In our final offering of tabloid-fun for the year, we’ve got the scoop on Superman’s over-sized manhood and Sir Elton’s John’s glitzy pre-wedding ‘hen party’. Plus, gossip on Colin Farrell, Moby, George Michael and Boy George’s blunder…
ALFRIEDA WRITES: Imagine our surprise on receiving a letter from a woman who thought Meet Market was a meat vending website. We were so taken with her charming letter, we decided to publish it.
HOT WINTER TRENDS: We might be at the peak of summer, but fashionistas know that one must plan ahead; Cape correspondent John French reports from the Markham "manly pursuit for the winter of 2006” show on hot winter fashions for next year.
IT’S MO!: Mo (real name Maurice) has taken the cellular world by storm! To find out more about this mischievous meerkat, and Vodafone live! click here and WIN A SAMSUNG phone!
PORN AGAIN SHOPPING: In South Africa, the quality and range of available Adult DVD titles have traditionally been rather sad. Now, a new online store is aiming to offer the best-of-the-best new titles. And you could WIN one of four HOT DVDs!