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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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