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The South African State Theatre is excited to announce that it is ready to welcome back audiences, starting with performances by the heritage enthusiast and revered musician Mbuso Khoza and band, LIVE in ‘AN EVENING OF FOLKLORE’ concert on the nights of 30 and 31 October 2020. The theatre’s decision…
Amapiano undoubtedly continues to be one of Africa’s most prolific genres. Rooted in the Kwaito era the genre is seeing exciting cross-regional and diaspora experiments and collaborations, which have sprung up from Lagos, Accra, Johannesburg, London and New York signalling this genre is far from over. Rather it seems to…
This October, e.tv viewers will be spoiled for choice when it comes to matrimonial bliss that's bursting at the seams with controversy. Couples embroiled in entanglements finally say their I DO's during the biggest hour in television when Sabelo marries Sindiswa on Rhythm City and on Scandal!, Simo marries Grace.…
Arts Alive Virtual Festival 2020, a project of the City of Joburg, has had a fantastic launch with a series of great virtual concerts and events including the annual 28thedition of Jazz on the Lake on September 13th. The virtual Jazz on the Lake concert attracted over 40 000 views…
This October, Rhythm City welcomes a young face to its roster of talent. Bohlokwa Mpiti will make his debut on the hit youth drama playing the character of Zak, the love child between Ziyanda and Khulekani. Zak was conceived during a brief secret love affair before Khulekani met his wife,…
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM | Action. John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassins' guild, and, with a $14-million price tag on his head, he is the target of hitmen and women everywhere... John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum was the 27th …
Image Supplied. Trevor Noah's Born a Crime was announced as the winner of this year's SA Book Awards at a virtual ceremony hosted by SABA (South African Booksellers Association), sponsored by Nielsen Book and supported by PASA (Publisher's Association of South Africa). This year marked the 20th anniversary of the…
As a musician that is used to performing live, do you want to present a professional high quality live-streamed or delayed-broadcast performance to be viewed across the world? If you do, consider applying to Concerts SA to help subsidise your live streaming effort. In the past years, Concerts SA has…
Spotify is thrilled to announce Nigerian artist and producer, Tems, who is said to be redefining the Nigerian music scene with her unique musical style, as its latest RADAR Africa artist. Tems is the third artist, following South African R&B singer Elaine and rapper Willy Cardiac, to join the global…
The Sun City September reopening celebration continued this Heritage Day with local Sun Vacation Club holidaymakers. The resort unlocked its doors, in a phased approach, from 02 September, following five months of lockdown. An array of entertainers roamed through the resort performing flash mob singing and dancing with the likes…
AMPD Studios Live by Old Mutual, an innovative new partnership between Old Mutual and HaveYouHeard, has secured an exclusive interview with South African jazz legend, Caiphus Semenya. The interview, which will be conducted by local pop icon Riky Rick, takes place on September 30th at 21h30 during the final episode…
File Photo. A song from South Africa that has gone around the world and been endorsed by presidents and priests has become the sound of the pandemic for millions across southern Africa. Last week the Jerusalema dance challenge was endorsed by President Cyril Ramaphosa ahead of the country’s plan to…
On Sunday 5th April this year at 6 pm, e.tv launched the first episode of the 26-episode series of Family Feud South Africa. The Family Feud format has been an instant success in SA and is now the No 1 watched TV show in South Africa, with over 2.2 million…
Music is an art form that transcends social, economic and geographical borders. Global streaming service,Spotify, who strive to promote discovery of culturally diverse music, has made it easy for music lovers around the world to access any track, artist and genre at any time by bringing-different cultural influences to a…
Photo Credit: Roy Esterhuysen. In a week, some of the most awarded individuals in the brand communication industry join the Loeries to begin judging thousands of entries submitted for 2020 in the hope of scooping Africa and the Middle East's highest creative accolade - a Loerie. More than 175 regional…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Succession, Watchmen, and Schitt’s Creek may have been the major winners on Sunday at the 72nd Emmy Awards, but the biggest story was the ceremony itself. This year, the event happened, for the most part, online, with a virtual celebration of the industry amidst the pandemic. The…
He's the first voice you hear in The Lion King, a highlight of Hans Zimmer's Oscar-winning soundtrack. He's won a Grammy, been nominated for a Tony for his work on the highest-grossing Broadway production of all time, executive produced the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup,…
Pan Macmillan will be releasing Closing the Gap: The Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa, by Professor Tshilidzi Marwala. Closing the Gap is an accessible overview of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and the impact it is set to have on various sectors in South Africa and Africa. It explores the…
Photo Credit:Sony. Six months after the kick-off of RADAR, Spotify's emerging artists program, and 2 billion+ streams later, Spotify is launching a global RADAR hub on-platform in order to celebrate a successful half-year of supporting up-and-coming artists from around the world. The centralised destination will be home to the extensive …
President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South Africans to celebrate Heritage Day by reflecting on the country’s journey in the last six months in weathering the COVID-19 storm. He has also called on citizens to get their groove on by taking part in the Jerusalema global dance frenzy by duo Master…
Jacana Media is thrilled to announce the awarding of the Fage & Oliver African Studies Association UK Prize to Harris Dousemetzis for his extraordinary work,The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas. Chaired by Ray Bush, Professor of African Studies and Development Politics, University of Leeds, the jury…
Award-winning television journalist and news anchor Xoli Mngambi will be joining Newzroom Afrika from the 1st of October as the host of Newsfeed AM between 9am and midday, from Mondays to Thursdays. Mngambi is a highly regarded broadcaster whose reputation has been forged on the frontlines of momentous historical events…
There are only two episodes left of South Africa’s first season of Family Feud, which has kept viewers glued to their seats every Sunday since April. And the show is guaranteed to end on a high! This week, there is a battle of wits and a battle for laughs as…
The City of Johannesburg launched the 28th Edition of the Arts Alive International Arts Festival on the 09 September 2020 igniting excitement in the creative industries. This year the entire festival is going digital and will be presented to a virtual audience for the first time in its 28 year…
The provincial government of KwaZulu-Natal has set aside over R32 million to fund the film industry’s production and development projects, and a further R1.6 million to support local film festivals in 2020. The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, said this is part of the implementation…
Do you want to change how women are portrayed in advertising? Gallo Images and the Loeries believe it is time to #GetReal through real stories from real women. Share a pic of yourself, or of a woman in advertising that you admire, along with a 250 word explanatory story to…
File Photo. TV personality Minnie Dlamini has confirmed that she is expecting her first child with her husband Quinton Jones. The couple, who married in July 2017, made the announcement on Dlamini’s various social media platforms. Dlamini shared a picture of herself on twitter in traditional wear cradling her baby…
As the countdown to 5 October continues, viewers can look forward to several enthusiastic soon-to-be trailblazers in the new medical romance drama Durban Gen. In the thrilling first episode, Generals can expect to see familiar faces such as Mxolisi "Zulu Boy" Majozi, playing fun and enthusiastic paramedic MacGyver, and Bhekisizwe…
Photo Credit: Vimeo/MotherToMother. "My son killed your daughter." So begins Sara de Gouveia's Mother To Mother, a 48-minute documentary about Sindiwe Magona's book exploring the death of 26-year-old Fulbright scholar Amy Biehl, who was killed in 1993 while working to organise South Africa's first democratic elections. Sindiwe was inspired to…
Do you ever wonder what your answers would be to some of the questions posed on Family Feud? Would you think of exercise as ‘something you do to sober up’? You never know what will come out of your mouth when under pressure and there is no right or wrong…
South African short film Living Proof recently won an award at international filmmaking competition the Musicbed Challenge. Living Proof is a 4-minute short film which was shot in one day and edited within a week, says Durban born filmmaker Mawande Kheswa who self-funded the project. The short film is based…
The Gcinamasiko Arts and Heritage Trust (GAHT) joins a global community to celebrate International Day of Literacy on 8 September 2020 by re-opening the doors of the Storytelling Tree on the Bluff Showgrounds as part its first live events within the National Regulations Level Lockdown of Covid 19 to celebrate…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Pop singer Rihanna is recovering after a recent accident involving an electric scooter. According to People Magazine, the 32-year-old singer was photographed with bruises on her face when she was spotted in a car near a Los Angeles restaurant on Friday. Rihanna's representative told People Magazine in…
This year's Arts Alive will be like no other as we adjust to the new norm of living with a pandemic. With the arts sector being among the hardest hit by Covid-19, the City of Johannesburg feels music, dance and cultural expressions are what is needed to inspire hope and…
It’s all systems go for e.tv's latest local offering Durban Gen. The highly anticipated weekday medical drama will premiere on Monday, 5 October, at 6:30PM. The story of Durban Gen is set in the heart of Newlands East, a township in Durban, where the most prominent and recognizable academic public…
This week the competing families take turns to show their stuff and outdo each other. Watch how Zama steals the show and earns host Steve Harvey’s admiration as she saves the Bwali family from a couple of strikes, while the Ngubeni family teach him how to greet in Xitsonga and…
Photo Credit:Thulani Mbele. African streaming service Showmax has announced two new international co-productions: Jahmil XT Qubeka and Layla Swart's epic African mythology series Blood Psalms, with Canal+ International, and the Megan Fox action movie Rogue. This continues a move towards co-productions from Showmax's parent company, MultiChoice, which partnered with HBO…
The Guardian has dubbed it "the drama of the year so far." Vanity Fair calls it "the undisputed show of the summer." The Hollywood Reportercalls it "the most '2020' show of 2020." They're all talking about I May Destroy You, the hit HBO drama executive produced, written and co-directed by…
Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther (2018)Image Credit: Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther (2018). Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died on Friday of cancer. He was 43. Boseman died at his home in the…
The second half of the hit Showmax Original reality series Life With Kelly Khumalo is now available to binge. In the seven new episodes now available, her vocal highness promises fans "more authenticity - and more smiles this time round. It's not necessarily a happy ending but you'll see a…
Photo Credit.Flickr.com. After 30 successful years at Talk Radio 702 and Eyewitness News (EWN), Aki Anastasiou is leaving Primedia Broadcasting. The award-winning Anastasiou dedicated his entire radio career to Talk Radio 702 - accomplishing many milestones and achievements along the way. He went on to revolutionise the way that traffic…
The Nubian Music Festival – one of the country’s largest annual cultural & lifestyle festivals, held annually at Hartbeespoort Dam in early summer – is presenting a livestream event in celebration of Women’s Month at Sun City on August 29, to be streamed live from 3pm. Bonang Matheba – who…
This heritage month, the South African State Theatre's (SAST) online programme presents season 05, which will be headlined by the award-winning Jazz music sensation, Zoë Modiga -in a virtual music concert- as well as the culture and heritage enthusiast, and revered musician Mbuso Khoza, performing Amahubo In Concert. Added to…
Photo Credit:Jonathan Ferreira. It is almost here! The much anticipated album from Nasty C, ‘A Zulu Man with Some Power’ is due for release on Friday, 28 August and will feature appearances by prominent artists such as T.I and No I.D, who produced Jay-Z’s album 4:44. Following his signing with…
Photo Credit: Mandy Wiener Facebook. Pan Macmillan will be publishing The Whistleblowers, the fifth book by best-selling author, Mandy Wiener. With corruption and fraud endemic in democratic South Africa, whistleblowers have played a pivotal role in bringing wrongdoing to light. They have provided an invaluable service to society through disclosures…
File Photo. Veteran broadcaster John Perlman joins talk radio station 702 in September to host the afternoon drive show. Perlman comes to 702 from Kaya FM, where his work garnered him numerous South Africa Radio Awards, including the News and Actuality Show of the Year award for 2020, and an…
File Photo. The Department of Transport has confirmed the postponement of this year’s IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event (WMDPE), which was scheduled to take place in October. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the department said the postponement was due to travel restrictions as well as other health and…
As part of the SME outreach programme it launched during Level 5 of Lockdown, McCann1886 assisted a craft bar chain on the East Rand stay top of patrons’ minds with a number of engaging – and rather unusual – social media campaigns. Owned by Dax Menday, The Green Craft Bar…
Photo Credit:702 Twitter. Talk Radio Station 702 has announced that the station will be bidding farewell to well-known radio presenter Joanne Joseph on 28 August 2020. Joanne,who currently hosts The Afternoon Drive with Joanne Joseph from 15:00-18:00. Joanne joined 702 in May 2018, returning to her radio roots after a…
Get ready for loads of laughs as celebrities from KFM and YFM take each other on in an effort to raise money for charity. The team from KFM play for the Red Cross Children's Hospital, which offers specialist paediatric services to children across the country. It is also home to…
Photo Credit:Kaya FM 95.9 Twitter. A commercial radio station,Kaya FM is rocked by allegations of financial impropriety, sexual harassment and favouritism implicating several senior staffers and they are are being investigated by the board. The radio station's MD, Greg Maloka, has volunteered to take a leave of absence. An anonymous…
The final night of the South African Music Awards was epic. The show, which was divided into five episodes, came to a close yesterday with Blaq Diamond walking away as the winners of the coveted Record of the Year for their single, Ibhanoyi. Other winners on the night included Francois…
Image Supplied. In this book, Kim Potgieter shares the money mistakes women most often make. It is a long list, but it is a real list. It is based on the thousands of conversations Kim has had with women over the years, as well as her first-hand experiences with money.…
File Photo. For the first time, the 2020 South African Music Awards(SAMA) has been divided into five episodes, scheduled to air from 3 to 7 August on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) and Vodacom's My Muze at 21:30. While the theme for this year's show is #ForTheKultcha, every episode has also…
Image Supplied. The South African State Theatre (SAST) will take to online to stream the critically acclaimed Marikana-The Musical from 12 August to 06 September 2020. The theatre has yet again succumbed to the insatiable public demand for this theatrical powerhouse. Marikana – The Musical is a much loved South…
Image Supplied. "The woman that you see in front of you is self-made," says Kelly Khumalo in the opening sequence of her reality show Life With Kelly Khumalo, now streaming on Showmax. "I can't say I have a point of reference when it comes to being a good woman. However,…
File Photo. Pan Macmillan is proud to publish Justice Dikgang Moseneke's second book, All Rise: A Judicial Memoir. This follows his bestselling memoir, My Own Liberator (2016). Practising law during apartheid South Africa brought with it unique challenges, especially to professionals of colour, within a fraught political climate. After some…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Like all countries, South Africa has been grappling with the deadly coronavirus, Covid-19, since it made its untimely appearance on the world stage earlier this year. Although it is tempting to put everything else on hold while acting to contain the virus and treat its victims, Covid-19 has…
Image Supplied. South Africans will be able to watch Beyoncé's new visual album, Black Is King a day after its release in the US. The film will be available for streaming on Disney+ in the US from Friday, 31 July and will be aired on M-Net (DStv 101) on Saturday,…
Nelson Mandela buried his Makarov semiautomatic pistol on Liliesleaf Farm in 1962 shortly before his betrayal by the CIA and capture by the South African Police. To this day the gun has never been found. This tantalizing and historically documented fact is the catalyst for this high concept novel, which…
Image Supplied. The Emmy nominations were announced last night, with HBO's Watchmen leading the way with 26 nominations. Insecure and What We Do In The Shadows earned their first Best Comedy nominations; Ramy Youssef nabbed his first Best Actor and Best Director in a Comedy nominations for Ramy; Zendaya earned…
The City of Cape Town has launched a campaign devised by human connections agency, HelloFCB+, to build empathy for those who have contracted COVID-19 and encourage the communities in which they live and work to stop stigmatising them. The campaign, My COVID-19 Dairy, showcases Vuyokazi Nqayi, a 35-year-old mother of…
File Photo. The V&A Waterfront is pushing ahead with a ground-breaking plan to develop a visionary and local food community incubator starring South African flavours and culture, which will create jobs and act as a powerful incubator for the food industry. Makers Landing, as it will be known, is the…
Photo Credit:Noko Mashilo. Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, has paid tribute to veteran actress Candy Moloi. “Moloi was both a stellar linguist and a phenomenal storyteller - in a league of her own. Through her work, she taught us the tshiVenda language. “She was a true embodiment…
Photo Credit: Twitter/ Master KG. The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, has congratulated Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode on their global success for the hit song 'Jerusalema'. The song, with more than 50 million views on YouTube, has people from all over the world dancing to it…
Image Supplied. In commemoration of the upcoming Women's Month, the South African State Theatre(SAST) is thrilled to present virtual music concerts by the musical doyen Mama Sibongile Khumalo and the critically acclaimed songstress Zonke Dikana. The two concerts are included in the mix of SAST's Season 03 of online streaming…
Photo Credit:Nicki Minaj/Instagram. Nicki Minaj made the news official: She is expecting her first child with husband Kenneth "Zoo"Petty. Minaj made the announcement on her Instagram. "#Preggers," she captioned the post of herself. She sparked pregnancy rumors in May when she responded to a fan asking her to share a…
Photo Credit: Roy Esterhuysen/2017 Loerie Awards. The Loeries, the premiere organisation across Africa and the Middle East that champions creative excellence in brand communication, recently held its annual general meeting where a new board was appointed for 2020/2021. Fran Luckin, Chief Creative Officer, Grey Africa, was elected as the new…
Photo Credit:Trinity Management Agency. Talent Agency Trinity Management confirmed in a statement that veteran actor Allen Booi best known for his role as Mike in the SABC1 drama series Tsha Tsha, from 2003-2006 has died. The agency said a statement from his family would be released later with further details.…
File Photo:Legendary Moonyeenn Lee Follows her friend Mary Twala. South African casting director and agent Moonyeenn Lee has died due to complications caused by Covid-19. A statement on Sunday said Lee died on Saturday, 18 July 2020, in Johannesburg. "She would always do everything in her power to convince them…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tamara Braxton shocked fans when she was rushed to the hospital after a possible suicide attempt in the late hours of Thursday, July 16. Her family is speaking out for the first time since her hospitalization asking their loyal fanbase to "pray 4 our family." Braxton's sisters,Towanda…
Photo Credit:Facebook. South African veteran actress, Elize Cawood has died after a battle with lung cancer. Cawood died this morning around 09:19, her daughter Jenna Dunster posted on Facebook. In a statement posted to Facebook Dunster said, "Elize Dunster (nee Cawood) passed this morning at 09.19. She was diagnosed with…
Image Supplied. We're in the golden age of reality TV in South Africa right now. Of the 10 most-streamed local series on Showmax in 2019, four were reality shows: The Real Housewives of Johannesburg, Being Bonang, The Bachelor SA and Boer Soek 'n Vrou. And when Somizi & Mohale: The…
Photo Credit:Metrofm. The Recording Industry of South African (RiSA) is proud to announce the appointment of Lesley Mofokeng as the spokesperson for the SA Music Awards (SAMA26) with immediate effect. Mofokeng is a renowned former entertainment journalist and editor who worked for the Sunday Times, City Press and Sowetan newspapers…
File Photo. South African disco queen, Patricia Majalisa, has died this week at the age of 53. Patricia was often referred to as the ’80s disco music queen and sadly she died yesterday morning at Helen Joseph Hospital, Joburg, after a short illness. Most recently, She collaborated with the South…
Image Supplied. Accomplished cellist, Dr Thokozani Mhlambi, is set to host a free international concert later this month, live from Paris, celebrating an African legacy. The 35-year-old KZN-born composer and cellist, who is currently based in Paris, is set to showcase Indlela ebheke e-Azania on 23 July – his latest…
Photo Credit:Evan Agostini. Global icon, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, mother, daughter, sister, storyteller, and artist Mariah Carey finally tells the unfiltered story of her life in a way only she could in her upcoming memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey written with Michaela Angela Davis for Andy Cohen Books,…
There’s an extra dose of glitz and glamour in Family Feud this week when host Steve Harvey welcomes celebrities from Scandal and Rhythm City. Each team is hoping to win the jackpot for their charity. Tune in to e.tv this Sunday 12th July at 6pm to watch your stars turn…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The South African Music Awards (SAMA) are going to take place this year, this time around abandoning the Sun City Superbowl and switching to a virtual stage. The Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) has announced that the 26th annual South African Music Awards will be streamed…
Award-winning rapper AKA in action. Image via Twitter @akaworldwide. Some of Africa's biggest musical talents, including local award-winning artists AKA, K.O and Holly Rey, have collaborated with HUAWEI Music to each launch curated playlists, which are currently available on the music streaming service platform. In addition to fans accessing these…
The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has provided much-needed support to over 2 000 practitioners in the creative industry. The department has a R150-million relief fund to assist artists, athletes, technical personnel and the core ecosystem of the sector, whose gigs were cancelled due to the COVID-19 induced shutdown.…
Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. Veteran playwright Welcome Msomi has died at the age of 76. Msomi was born in Durban in 1943. He wrote his first book at the age of 15 and went on to make his name in Zulu literature as well as South African theatre. He founded the…
Veteran actress Mary Twala who received the Order of Ikhamanga from President Cyril Ramaphosa has died. Photo: via Twitter/@PresidencyZA. Veteran South African actor Mary Twala has died at the age of age 80. Details around Twala’s death are still unclear, but news of her passing was revealed by her son,…
Imbewu on e.tv is the latest primetime series on South African television to shut down due to a positive case of Covid-19. "e.tv can confirm that a positive case of Covid-19 has been recorded on the late prime weekday show Imbewu. The KwaZulu-Natal local production premises have shut down, and…
Image Supplied. Old Mutual’s new television commercial personifies what it takes for a brand to remain relevant for over 175 years. Central to the passage-of-time commercial is the core value of caring and protecting what is important, which is what defines the brand purpose of enabling positive futures. The advert…
Publication delayed to include the judgement in the case. ‘Look what the fucking dogs did to them, someone muttered. No one mentioned the rope, or the monkey-wrench, or the gun, or the knife, or the stick, or the whip, or the blood-stained boots. In fact, no one said much at…
BlacKkKlansman. How To Train Your Dragon 3. The Secret Life of Pets 2. Yesterday. Time Freak. BLACKKKLANSMAN BlacKkKlansman tells the bizarre true story of Ron Stallworth, Colorado Springs' first African-American detective, who attempts to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s... with the help of a Jewish stand-in.…
Winning the 2020 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for the Visual Arts marks a significant point in Blessing Ngobeni’s career. The prestigious award has been bestowed on him at a point in time when reflection plays a pivotal role in developing meaning, both in his personal and artistic journey. Since…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. In honour of Black Music Month, Spotify is globally celebrating Black artists, creatives and activists of today and yesterday with a series of new playlists, guest-curated playlist takeovers, podcast playlists and more. With 286 million users globally, Spotify will use the power of its platform to amplify…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. As a result of the global pandemic, the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony has been pushed back from Feb. 28 to April 25, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and its Oscars broadcasting partner ABC announced. The Academy Awards were due to take place on 28…
Following the gradual ease of the COVID-19 lockdown into Level 3, by the government, SAMRO has announced that its offices will re-open for Member consultations on Monday, 22 June 2020,operating hours will be between 08H30 to 15H00.As part of the preparation to re-open the offices, COVID-19 health and safety measures…
Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung’s September 2019 traditional wedding in Kibler Park, Johannesburg. Photo Credit: Austin Malema. June is Pride Month, a celebration of all things LGBTIAQ+. One area where there's lots to celebrate is film and TV: this year alone, Somizi & Mohale: The Union broke records on Showmax;…
Rafiki, winner of 16 international awards, is now streaming first on Showmax, just in time for Pride Month. "Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena (Samantha Mugatsia, who won Best Actress at Carthage 2018 and FESPACO 2019 for the role) and Ziki (Sheila Munyiva) long for something more.…
Photo Credit:702. Popular Radio 702 host Eusebius McKaiser has resigned from the station. The mid-morning show presenter is said to be leaving on June 26, after he opted not to renew his contract with Primedia. It was announced today that Clement Manyathela would move from the Midday Report, taking up…
With only five contestants allowed per team, it must have been a tough call for Durban’s Goba family to decide who was in and who was out. With three engineers on their team, the Goba’s looked strong but do the Stoffels from Cape Town have other winning aces up their…
Pan Macmillan South Africa is delighted to announce that Angela Makholwa's fourth novel, The Blessed Girl,published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury, has been short-listed for the Comedy Women in Print Prize. The brainchild of award-winning comedian Helen Lederer, Comedy Women in Print (CWIP) launched in 2018 to celebrate and…
The British Academy has spoken, releasing the nominees for their annual BAFTA TV Awards. Here are 13 you can stream this weekend on Showmax and DStv Now: CHERNOBYL (HBO) Storyline: Chernobyl dramatises the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and of the…
The urgent and extensive nature of COVID-19 has ambushed each and every nation around the world to varying extents, in what has proved to be both a collective, yet simultaneously isolating, experience. No one is immune. South Africa is no exception, as the pain of saving lives and sustaining livelihoods…
File Photo. The Princess of Africa, Yvonne Chaka Chaka has been elected Vice President of CISAC – the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers. CISAC represents more than 230 authors societies in over 120 countries. Through this community, CISAC supports the global network of collective management of rights.…
1st seasons of Betty, Devils, Miracle Workers, Motherland: Fort Salem, Run, The Outsider & The Plot Against America.DEVILS S1 | First on Showmax | Binge now Golden Globe nominee Patrick Dempsey (McDreamy in Grey's Anatomy) and Alessandro Borghi (Suburra), who's won acting awards at Venice and Berlin, co-star in this…
When the multi-talented Modiselle family and hilarious Goliath families join host Steve Harvey this week, they may be vying for the jackpot, but the real winners will be their charities of choice. The Modiselle family participated, and gratefully committed to giving all their winnings to the Ikholwa Hope For Our…
FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS & SHAW Three words: Johnson. Statham. Elba. The only thing more satisfying than watching Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham whup each other's asses is watching them team up to whup someone else's. In Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, two sworn enemies - Diplomatic Security Service…
Image Supplied. Today Spotify is excited to announce that South African rapper Willy Cardiac is the second artist to join RADAR – Spotify’s global emerging artists program featuring artists from over 50 markets worldwide. RADAR is Spotify’s commitment to emerging artists across all stages of their career development. This announcement…
When Jo’burg’s Chauluka family perform their war cry for Mr Harvey in this week’s episode of Family Feud it falls spectacularly flat. The host gives them another chance but is still left speechless and suggests the family ‘stick to their day jobs’. Mr. Harvey is further entertained when ballroom dancing…
File Photo. Renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli said he had caught the novel coronavirus but was now recovered, describing the experience as "a nightmare". Bocelli, who has been blind since age 12, raised spirits in Italy during the pandemic, which has killed nearly 33,000 people, by singing alone in Milan's…
Image Supplied. The borders are closed, but that doesn't mean you can't explore your continent this Africa Day, thanks to this starter guide to classic African films on Showmax. BOTSWANA: A United Kingdom (2016) The year before South Africa formalised Apartheid in 1948, King Seretse Khama (two-time Golden Globe nominee…
In celebration of Africa Day, ViacomCBS Networks Africa and YouTube in partnership with Idris Elba are hosting an “Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home”. This special programming will raise funds to support food and health needs for children and families in Africa affected by the COVID-19. Watch Live:Africa Day Concert.…
Gomora, How To Steal A Country, (Sh)e, Loving Thokoza, The Beautiful People, Kings of Mulberry Street. GOMORA | Binge the first 20 episodes; new episodes at 8pm on weekdays from 25 May Last month Gomora dethroned The Queen as the most-watched show on DStv, with over 2.5m viewers for a…
This week Steve Harvey has his hands full with the feuding families from Egoli and eThekwini. He is taken by surprise by having not one, but two headmistresses in the Jacobs family - both of whom love riding motorbikes. But does their need for speed enable them to escape the…
The dynamic transition to online marketing and sales, coupled with a strategic international technology partnership with Invaluable.com and – most importantly – the heartening support from its loyal clients,enabled Strauss & Co to achieve solid turnover in its maiden virtual auction. Held over two days in full compliance with national…
Photo Credit: Shutterstock. Rock and Roll legend Little Richard died in his Nashville home on Saturday at the age of 87, according to Rolling Stone. His son, Danny Penniman, confirmed the news to the magazine. Richard was born on December 5, 1932 in Macon, Georgia and rose to fame in…
RUN S1 | First on Showmax | New episodes every Monday 17 years ago, college sweethearts Ruby and Billy made a pact: if either of them ever texted the word "RUN" and the other replied with the same, they would drop everything, board the first train after 5pm out of…
Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung’s September 2019 traditional wedding in Kibler Park, Johannesburg. Photo Credit: Austin Malema. MultiChoice is giving a free month-long upgrade to all DStv Compact subscribers to the next higher bouquet because of the Covid-19 lockdown situation in South Africa. Until 29 May DStv Compact subscribers in…
A golden horn award | Image: Instagram. In an unprecedented fashion, the South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs) ceremony was held on social media platforms across Twitter, Facebook and YouTube in an effort to celebrate and honour the South African film and television industry during the nationwide lockdown. Hosted…
A majority of creatives, who applied to the R150 million COVID-19 Relief Fund established for the creative and sports sectors, have failed to meet the requirements. “We are concerned that the largest number of those not recommended are artists, who are seemingly in greater need of relief,” the Minister of…
Pretty (far left) with Mam’Sonto and Thathi,Photo Credit: Mzansi Magic. Acting Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Jackson Mthembu, has signed and gazetted directions on the Risk-Adjusted Strategy for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. The gazetted directions allow, among others, electronic communication services and network services, advertising agencies, film…
The world is facing a medical emergency far graver than what we have experienced in over a century. The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic. South Africa’s prompt response to COVID19 is expected to have a long-running effect on the creative industries, specifically the…
Lockdown shouldn’t mean locking down talent, so while our streets might be off-limits that’s not stopping the V&A Waterfront’s buskers from entertaining you. This Friday the V&A is inviting its fans to tune into its Good Night Friday Buskers Unplugged online concert this Friday, 1 May from 7pm. From their…
Image Courtesy of Unsplash. Four months into 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life as we knew it – from our personal health and societal norms to the global economy. Self-isolation, coupled with a constant barrage of mostly bad news about the disease and its impact, is driving intense…
BAD EDUCATION | Drama Bad Education is based on the real-life scandal that went down at writer Mike Makowsky's high school, where a student journalist uncovered the single largest public school embezzlement scheme in America's history. The movie follows Frank Tassone (Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman) and Pam Gluckin (Oscar winner…
In the fifth episode of Family Feud, which airs on e.tv this Sunday 3rd of May, radio personalities add a huge dose of entertainment while raising funds for their charities. When 947 and Kaya FM meet on set this week, they will be pitting themselves against each other in a…
Getty Images. Kanye West is officially a billionaire, according to Forbes. The magazine said the rapper and fashion designer, who has long coveted the status, gave it a glimpse into his personal finances, which led it to value his net worth at $1.3bn (£1.04bn). Forbes officially declared West a billionaire…
Gallo Images. South African celebrities haven’t missed a step as they have gone from starting their own foundations to donating to those in need or perform live on their social media platforms to raise funds. Black Coffee is one of the most recent celebs to share how South Africans have…
Image Supplied. Meet Ilana Slomowitz. She is pure light and energy bundled into an experienced, powerhouse package. Since 2005, Ilana has led group exercise classes at Virgin Active – and she has no intention of slowing down, even at the age of 79. Ilana teaches Stretch, Barre, Dance, Pilates and…
The Guptagate documentary How To Steal A Country is now streaming first on Showmax, just in time for the Freedom Day long weekend, with early reviews calling it "An excellent documentary, one of the best ever made in our country" (Leon van Nierop in Rapport); "Nothing short of remarkable... the…
In this Nov. 22, 2009 file photo, Whitney Houston performs at the 37th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles. A feature film about Houston’s life is in the works from Anthony McCarten, the screenwriter of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The biopic is being shepherded by the Whitney Houston Estate, music producer…
Lupita Nyong'o, Sho Madjozi, Cassper Nyovest, Black Coffee and more are all set to appear in Global Citizen's upcoming 'One World: Together at Home' concert. Global Citizen has recently announced the updated line-up for their upcoming "One World: Together at home" concert which is being hosted in collaboration with Lady…
Winners of The Radio Awards 2020 were celebrated in an online awards ceremony hosted by popular comedian Loyiso Madinga on Friday 17 April 2020. The Radio Awards, now in its tenth year, is the leading recognition platform for celebrating outstanding talent in the South African radio industry. This year’s Station…
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have donate R2 million to charity amid Covid-19 crisis. Before Harry and Meghan stepped down from their roles as senior royals, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shifted their focus to sharing resources and information about the coronavirus. According to People, the couple donated…
One of the Castle Lite Unlocks concerts. Image supplied. Africa’s biggest premium beer brand, Castle Lite is happy to inform consumers that the brand is still Unlocking Cardi B as the international headliner at this year’s Castle Lite Unlocks experience. The announcement was made by renowned media personality and connoisseur…
Image Supplied. Africa’s biggest premium beer brand, Castle Lite,has announced that the 2020 Castle Lite Unlocks scheduled for the 12th of June 2020 at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa has been postponed. “We share the disappointment of our fans during this time of uncertainty, however, as a brand…
Image: Supplied. The 2020 Vodacom Durban July has been rescheduled to 25 July. The event, which attracts thousands of punters, fashionistas and a fair dose of celebrities, was scheduled to take place at the Greyville Racecourse on July 4. The horseracing event which takes place annually has been pushed back…
Image Supplied. It has been roughly a month since the first confirmed South African COVID-19 case and two weeks into the country's first lockdown. This has shifted the way we live: breadwinners are not able to provide like they used to and the luxury of readily open stores has been…
Image Supplied. Advertising Week (AW), the world's largest annual gathering of brand, creative, entertainment, marketing, media and technology industry leaders has announced that the maiden edition of Advertising Week Africa (AWAFRICA) will shift forward because of the rapidly developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. Advertising Week Africa's Executive Director, Tosin Lanipekun…
Image Courtesy of AP. Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performed a solo Easter concert from an empty Milan Cathedral streamed live to millions of people around the world in coronavirus lockdown. The 'Music for Hope' performance, which was streamed on YouTube from Milan's Duomo cathedral, has been watched more than 25…
Getty Images. Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has recovered from coronavirus and has been released from isolation. The report was confirmed by Weinstein spokesman Juda Engelmayer, who said: “As of now, it’s been 14 days since reports of concern from people inside the prison, and he has no symptoms and…
Award-winning entertainer and host of Family Feud Africa, Steve Harvey expressed his excitement at the imminent debut of Family Feud in South Africa and the humbling journey he has taken to reach this point. Harvey has visited South Africa a few times over the years and will be spending more…
This year, with South Africans not able to leave their homes for their annual Easter holiday, pilgrimage or entertainment destinations due to Covid-19, MTN is offering a range of digital services aimed at bringing customer’s closer to their passions, whilst keeping them connected and entertained. Free Easter Lockdown Celebration Mzansi…
Charles Maja plays, the role of Big Boy on Skeem Saam, died after suffering a stroke. Image: SABC. Skeem Saam actor Charles "Big Boy" Maja, has passed away,just a few days after the industry also lost another industry legend, former Jam Alley presenter Vinolia ‘V-Mash’ Mashego. . This was according…
R. Kelly in court. Getty Images. Singer R. Kelly was denied bail earlier this week. His lawyers had requested that he be released from jail in New York due to the coronavirus outbreak. In her reasoning, U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly in the Eastern District of New York said: "While…
Vinolia Mashego - Picture: Vinolia Mashego Fanpage Facebook. Former Jam Alley TV presenter Vinolia Mashego has passed away. Mashego popularly knows as V-Mash was currently a host of Bheka Sik’bambile on Moja Love. The family said Mashego passed away in her sleep. V-Mash, as Mashego was affectionately known, was a…
Image:Showmax. South African animation film Zog has won the International Emmy for Best Kids Animation. The 27-minute short film which centres on Zog, a clumsy dragon, was animated in Cape Town by Triggerfish and produced by Magic Light Pictures. "This is some very welcome good news at a challenging time,"…
Image:WVVA. Legendary singer-songwriter Bill Withers, famous for hits such as Lean On Me and Ain't No Sunshine, has died. He was 81. Born in 1938, Withers was the youngest of six children. His father died when he was a child and he was raised by his mother and grandmother. His…
American singing group, Boyz II Men, were scheduled to perform in South Africa on a nationwide tour but had to reschedule due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The event organiser Glen21 Entertainment together with the musicians have confirmed that their South African tour will be postponed until March 2021.…
Metro FM will introduce its 2020 line-up on Wednesday. 2019 saw Metro FM deliver its highest audience figures in four years, and the station plans to maintain the current line-up with a few minor additions. "The Morning Flava" hosted by Mo Flava (Moeti Tsiki) and the MOP team, will continue…
Image:GCIS. The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) has finalised the process to identify beneficiaries of a R150 million relief fund, set up to assist artists and athletes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The criteria for accessing this support, the identification of beneficiaries and the mechanism through…
Grace Bible Church's Bishop Mosa Sono. Livestream of Grace Bible Church for Sunday 3/29/2020. Courtesy of Grace Bible Church.
The South African Music Awards have announced that this year’s ceremony will be postponed. “The premier awards event that honours local music talent has taken cue from the announcements by the State President Cyril Ramaphosa brought upon by the Covid-19 pandemic,” the award show organisers said in a statement. “New…
Lionel Richie and the late Kenny Rogers. Picture: Lionel Richie/Facebook. Lionel Richie has posted an emotional tribute to Kenny Rogers on social media. The 70-year-old musician has taken to his Instagram account to pay a heartfelt tribute to the late star, who passed away on Friday (03.20.20) of natural causes…
Image@ChakaKhan. Today is Chaka Khan’s birthday,She was born Yvette Marie Stevens,on March 23, 1953, in Great Lakes, Illinois, singer Chaka Khan achieved great success as part of the soul-funk band Rufus, delivering hits like "Tell Me Something Good," "Sweet Thing" and "Hollywood." She embarked on a solo career in the…
Image Supplied. On a morose Tuesday morning with news diary schedules beginning to be stymied by the advent of Covid-19 and whilst striving to keep spirits reasonably motivated, I was just settling onto a comfortable couch and pick up on my current read, Hearing Grasshoppers Jump – Pick ‘n Pay…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey has denied reports that her posh Florida estate had been raided by law enforcement and she had been arrested for sex trafficking. Winfrey decided to send out a tweet in order to dispel the bogus reports that propelled her name to trend on…
Photo Credit: Randshow.co.za. The annual Rand Show event has been postponed following the outbreak of the coronavirus. The organisers of the Rand Show said their decision to postpone the event comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa's declaration the National State of Disaster following an increase of South Africans who tested positive…
With the 2020 harvest in full swing, the winemaking team at Kleine Zalze wine estate received very welcome news and recognition for their painstaking efforts. Mundus Vini ­ one of the foremost wine competitions in Germany and with broad global recognition ­ has selected Kleine Zalze as 'Best Producer: South…
Gold Reef City, SA’s most loved local entertainment spot, will be humming over the Easter period! Why not join in on the fun? Call your friends and family and make a day of it – that’s what memories are made of. The Easter bunny is real at Gold Reef City…
The National Film & Video Foundation have announced that the 2020 SAFTA awards ceremony will not go ahead as planned. “In light of the announcement made by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Government’s strict actions in response to the COVID19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, the National Film and Video Foundation would like…
Minnie Dlamini hosted this year’s DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards. Amapiano superstar Kabza De Small won big at the DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards,He walked away with the Favourite DJ and Favourite Rising star awards but He missed the ceremony and thanked fans for their support in a video message…
The 5th annual Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Awards: Book, Creative Collection and Digital Contribution 2020 ceremony was held last night, at The Square in Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg, where leading HSS scholars and academics congregated to honour and celebrate outstanding contributions to the humanities and social sciences by academics, curators…
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has been postponed. The organisers made the announcement via Twitter after initially making plans to go ahead with the festival despite coronavirus fears. "In light of growing concerns around the spread of Coronavirus, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival management regrets to inform the…
Image: Cedric Nzaka. Amstel Lager continued its 150-year timeless journey, revealing its latest TV commercial in Maboneng, Johannesburg. Inspired by diverse South African cultures, the commercial is an expression of Amstel Lager’s core values of “Timeless Taste”, with a beer enjoyed in various social settings with friends. The AD opens…
South African families are preparing to take each other on as the widely popular international television game show FAMILY FEUD makes its local South African debut on Sunday 5th April at 6pm on e.tv. Hosted by award-winning entertainer, businessman and philanthropist STEVE HARVEY, who has been hosting the American version…
Image: Getty Images. The disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. He was found guilty in a trial last month, a dramatic fall from grace for one of Hollywood's most powerful figures. His lawyers had appealed for leniency, saying…
@PabiMoloi. Radio personality Pabi Moloi has admitted that she was arrested for drinking and driving. She was arrested in Midrand last Thursday and released on R1,000 bail on the Friday morning. She later took to social media to apologise for her behaviour. In a post on Twitter, Moloi said she…
Joburg audiences are in for a treat this April, with UJ Arts & Culture’s first-ever UJ Weekend of Stand-up, set to take place at the UJ Arts Centre on the Kingsway Campus in Auckland Park. A division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA), UJ Arts & Culture…
One of South Africa’s instantly recognizable household names, Chappies, invited the media corps for a fun-filled launch of its new cola flavour bubble gum at Chaf Pozi, under the iconic Soweto Towers,on a Tuesday lunchtime. The brand which has been a part of childhood memories throughout any citizen’s lifetime, yet…
Singer Sjava has been pulled out from the lineup of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. He was billed to perform at the festival on the 28th of March,He has since been removed due to the serious rape allegations that were levelled against him. In a statement, organizers of the…
One button at a time, one bra strap at a time... with those lyrics, Karabo makes temperatures rise courtesy of his newest single Khumula. The title means ‘take off your clothes’, and the smooth crooner makes a convincing case for women to drop everything off. The provocative and racy track…
Makgotso Bogatsu has the plug. At a time when the pursuit for success requires the sage advices, guidance and tutelage of a life coach, Bogatsu breaks out as one of the newest faces and voices to look out for. Armed with a unique flavour and panache, Bogatsu is a life…
Last Easter, Cadbury painted South Africa purple when they launched their much-anticipated Easter range; Cadbury Fluffies (chocolate covered Mallow Eggs) and two Hollow Eggs (one filled with Whispers and the other Astros), which was loved by South Africans. This year, Cadbury is excited to announce that the Easter Range is…
The richest motorsport and lifestyle event in Africa is at the Emerald Resort and Casino in Vanderbijlpark, from 28 February to 1 March 2020. Gear up, get your race face on, position your seat, visualise the racetrack because the green flag is about to drop and the race is ON!Catering…
Image: Facebook - Smokey Robinson. Smokey Robinson’s story goes hand in hand with the tale of soul music’s most influential record company: Motown. Both were born and bred in Detroit, the "Motor City". Robinson was the company’s main songwriter and producer, and a star, from its beginning in 1959. When…
With an ethos of creative collaboration, powerful partnerships and interdisciplinary synergies at its heART, UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg, brings home a programme that celebrates what matters most to them. Diverse and rich in depth, the…
The winner of the 9th Sol Plaatje Poetry Award was announced in Cape Town last night. Zukiswa Adonis won the award for her poem 'Ubumama'. Zukiswa Muriel Adonis loves art, the theatre, travelling and window shopping. She spends most of her free time going to flea markets, watching cultural dance…
THE ASIAN ASPIRATION Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia By Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hailemariam Desalegn and Emily van der Merwe. In 1960, the GDP per capita in South East Asian countries was nearly half of that of Africa. By 1986, the gap had closed and today the trend…
Inspired by the tropical exotica of 1950s' island-style cocktail bars, this gin features a rummy molasses base and is distilled with real pineapple, tonka bean and a host of tropical spices. Classic London Dry ingredients such as juniper, lemon peel, coriander and angelica root make sure it is very much…
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL THE WESTCLIFF has elevated itself as a Johannesburg hotspot for premier events. This iconic hotel has created an exciting curated arts and music calendar with "Arts On The Hill" which offers cultural events on a regular basis throughout the year – with the likes of jazz, classical…
Image:@Oscars2020s. The 92nd Oscars were held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood. South Korean film Parasite has been named best picture at this year's Oscars, becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize. Renee Zellweger won best…
WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? A survivor's go-to list to safely guide you through Valentine's Day 2020 JOHANNESBURG: CAFÉ DEL SOL BOTANICO: Get your best love game on at Café del Sol Botanico. Prosecco on arrival followed by a delish 4-course menu priced at R850 per person. An…
Publisher:Porcupine Press ISBN:978-1-928455-16-5 Genre:Historical Fiction Format:Trade Paperback RRP:R320.00 Book Size:229x152mm Page extent:464pp Publication date:2019 About the book: Paris 1505. Tragedy strikes at the rue Daniel bookshop of Arnoul De La Porte. Alone with his little son Paoul, Arnoul finds comfort in the writings of Luther and becomes involved in the…
Gold Reef City,SA's most loved local entertainment spot, is excited to present you with its choc-a-block line up for the month of love and beyond! Expect a colourful blend of thrilling rides, cracking good comedy and much more! A Valentine's Date Night with a difference! For most couples Valentine's Day…
Travelling your own country is fun and easy. Now popular South African musician, Cassper Nyovest is going on a trip around South Africa. Following the signing of an agreement with Universal Music Group (UMG) which led to a partnership #Shotleft2FillUp, South African Tourism has officially announced the official start of…
Billie Eilish: MTV Here is a list of winners in key categories at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which took place Sunday in Los Angeles. Billie Eilish was the big winner with a total of five golden statuettes, including a clean sweep of the "big four" prizes. Album of the…
The 2019/2020 season of the South African State Theatre’s Incubator programme remains with only four incubatees to profile before it comes to an end in March. Only six artists in various art disciplines- including Drama, Children’s Theatre, Visual Arts, Dance, Poetry and Music- were selected into the programme this time.…
Gold Reef City,SA's most loved local entertainment spot, is giving away a holiday experience of a lifetime! Imagine taking your family or friends to the mysterious Abu Dhabi? Whether you prefer visiting Yas Waterworld or taking a tour to explore the unforgettable Ferrari World – there is something for everyone!…
Courtesy of Hugh Masekela Official Site. Hugh Masekela was born in the town of Witbank,in 1939. At the age of 14, the deeply respected advocator of equal rights in South Africa, Father Trevor Huddleston, provided Masekela with a trumpet and, soon after, the Huddleston Jazz Band was formed. Masekela began…
The call has gone out for the country’s beer lovers to unite on 01 February to celebrate South African National Beer Day (#SANBeerDay). Celebrated annually on the first Saturday in February, SA National Beer Day sees big breweries, craft breweries, bars and liquor stores throughout the country hosting all manner…
South Africa’s actress,Charlize Theron has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie Bombshell. The movie tells the true story of Fox News host Megyn Kelly, portraying exploitation in the work place and also stars Nicole Kidman and John Lithgow. Other Oscar nominees…
HAUTE CABRIÈRE, with its iconic setting on the scenic Franschhoek Pass, has been woven into the fabric of wine lovers, both locally and abroad, and I therefore wish to share with you some information with regards to its recent renovations. 25 years since the von Arnim family launched the iconic…
The lead singer of Swedish pop duo Roxette, Marie Fredriksson, who shot to global fame in the 1990s with hits like "It must have been love", has died aged 61 after a long fight with cancer, her manager said. Fredriksson had been diagnosed in 2002 with a severe brain tumour…
Short Synopsis This is the story of the Gupta family’s spectacular rise from flea market shoe salesmen to establishing a massive black owned business empire in South Africa. It runs as a suspenseful detective story uncovering one huge bribery scandal after another, involving the top echelons of political power and…
One of the truisms coined by the old Anti-Apartheid Movement is that there can be no normal life in the context of an abnormal society. It is also true that artistic endeavour can only flourish when it is part of a struggle against adversity, against the symbols of an oppressive…
CAPTION (left to right): Refilwe Masemola, External Communications Director, SAB & AB InBev Africa alongside soccer and rugby commentator Mthuthuzeli Scott, 2019 SAB Sports Hall of Fame winner at the SAB Sports Media Awards last night. The 39th Annual SAB Sports Media Awards has recognised the country’s best in the…
Nkosinathi "Black Coffee" Maphumulo has confirmed that he was the one who suggested a separation from his wife, Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa. According to the City Press,in April he "sent a lengthy email" to her in which he suggested that their marriage would benefit from a separation. He did not confirm…
SAB is encouraging all consumers to drink responsibly at all times and not to drink and drive during this festive season. “SAB actively works on fostering a culture of responsible alcohol consumption in South Africa. We believe that smart drinking choices affect everyone, every day and is key to reducing…
“That’s how I got to use that Land Rover.” South African rugby writer, Vata Ngobeni, nicknamed “Beeeast!” in his circle, gloated to fellow scribes regarding the culmination of an unceremonious incident he got entangled in, in what is described as the picturesque lakeside town of Lake Taupo located on New…
Actress Nomzamo Mbatha was at the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which took place on Sunday, 1 December. She was invited by Formula 1 to watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which Lewis Hamilton won. Nomzamo shared snaps of herself mingling with the Lewis in social media. She said in…
The video of a mother twerking at her son's graduation has taken social media by storm. And mark my words... She’ll be the next ratchet getting millions of dollars for a reality TV show for her and her son... TV execs will eat that up... A college bound son with…
SABC has announced that after 21 years, Isidingo would air its final episode on March 12, 2020. The public broadcaster said that in line with the channel’s future strategic direction, Isidingo was one of the programmes that would not be recommissioned for the new fiscal from April 2020. "SABC 3,…
After working closely with the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation in shaping and writing his memoir, author Hassen Ebrahim and Jacana Media are proud to publish this important record of a life that was spent in service to South Africa. Writes Mac Maharaj in his foreword in the book: “Hassen Ebrahim is…
Comedian Bill Cosby, in his first interview since he was sentenced to prison for sexual assault, He said he doesn't expect to express remorse when time comes for his parole. "I have eight years and nine months left," Cosby said, according to an article by National Newspaper Publishers Association's Black…
Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, in partnership with Strauss Education and Kalashnikovv Gallery is proud to announce Duduzile (DuduBloom) More as the winner of the prestigious Cassirer Welz Award. Now in its ninth year, the award honours two doyens of art auctioneering in South Africa: Reinhold Cassirer and Stephan Welz. We…
Music legend Tina Turner turns 80 today and is still going strong after a glamorous 60-year career, flogging over 200 million records. Despite retiring from public life in 2009, with a few rare appearances since - the Proud Mary sensation claims turning 80 is: "like having a second chance at…
The Limpopo-based musical group the Ndlovu Youth Choir has once again flown South-Africa’s flag high on the international stage. The Choir won the 'Best Independent Music Video' for their Zulu version of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You'. The award was bestowed on the choir by Hollywood Music in Media Awards…
South African comedy export Trevor Noah is up for Best Comedy Album at the 62nd Grammy awards and for those who might not know, a comedy album is a recording of a live stand-up set. Trevor's stand-up special is titled Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia and is currently on Netflix…
Following an eventful media preview of Mzansi Fela festival held on Wednesday, 20 November 2019, at the South African State Theatre, the theatre is excited to share with the public that it is all systems go for the much awaited 12th edition of the festival scheduled to run from 01…
A beautiful symphony of sound to unite Africans as the Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience returns for the second instalment on 07 December at the South African State Theatre in Tshwane (Pretoria). Poised to be a deep and sobering musical feast, the 2019 Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience will feature two internationally…
Globally revered South African music icon, Abdullah Ibrahim, is embarking on a two city benefit concert for the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library (TMPL). Ibrahim will be supported by Ekaya for the shows taking place at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg on November 27th and Life Church Seapoint in Cape Town…
Legendary music maestro Tshepo Tshola and multi-award-winning singer Tresor opened October’s edition of the AMPD Icons Conversation with a crowd shaking collaborative performance, where they also swopped inspirational stories at the Old Mutual AMPD Studios in Newtown Junction. Facilitated every month in front of a vibrant and ambitious audience, live…
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