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By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In the space of two short but turbulent years Vanessa Perumal, Managing Director of JT Communication Solutions, has gone from losing her voice to a rare cancer and full laryngectomy to finding it once more as a speaker. Vanessa has been invited to address the 70th annual…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. The Department of Home Affairs has deported Lithuanian actress, Ieva Andrejevaite, after she had attempted "to abuse South Africa’s refugee management regime when she fabricated a story of wanting to apply for asylum because of the war in Ukraine" on 28 April 2022. In a statement,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. 'This book is not an analysis of South Africa's problems. It is an outline of what we must change to have the South Africa of our dreams. In these pages, I challenge myself and all those who are willing to take a chance to pursue…
Lifestyle Reporter. e.tv has pulled the plug on its early primetime series Durban Gen which will end in January 2023 after just over two years. Filmed in Durban, the show launched on e.tv in October 2020 and is set in the township of Newlands East and the corridors of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. "White Chalk will blow you away by its honesty, depth and insightfulness. Terry-Ann goes to places where others fear to tread. A memorable collection." – Lorraine Sithole. Following on from the critical acclaim of Those Who Live in Cages, Terry-Ann Adams's latest book, White Chalk, is a…
Lifestyle Reporter. The MultiChoice Group will offer the Disney+ streaming service to its DStv subscribers in South Africa. Disney+ will launch in South Africa on 18 May 2022 and will be available to DStv subscribers via the Explora Ultra decoder on the same day, MultiChoice said. "In line with our…
Lifestyle Reporter. Saving My Sones is a personal memoir of staggering heartbreak, searing honesty and, most importantly, monumental victories. Ilana Gerschlowitz, the author is the founder and CEO of The Star Academy, a specialist autism centre that has academies around the country, and affiliated to CARD – world leaders in…
Lifestyle Reporter. 'A balanced and thought-provoking look at a man admired and scorned in equal measure.' – Fransjohan Pretorius, Emeritus Professor of History. Alfred, Lord Milner was a brilliant public servant and one of Britain’s most celebrated – or notorious – empire-builders, who left an indelible imprint on the history…
Lifestyle Reporter. @Pune-design. Mogau 'The Lazy Makoti' Seshoene. @thelazymakoti Instagram. Mogau Seshoene, aka The Lazy Makoti and Zanele van Zyl of Cooking with Zanele fame, have decided to join forces for a book signing tour. These two friends need no introduction and have produced some of SA's most-loved cookbooks currently…
Entertainment Reporter. Showmax has just released the trailer for Season 2 of Troukoors (Wedding Fever), announcing that the next 14 episodes of the hit Showmax Original will be available to binge from Thursday, 5 May 2022. Troukoors became the most-watched fictional Afrikaans series on Showmax when it launched in mid-December…
By Jacob Mawela. Caption: Junior Khanye, ex-Kaizer Chiefs FC star player recorded gesticulating whilst engaging in a panel discussion at the launch of a book on his life. Facilitator, Melody Miya listened in (1). Photo Credit: Fullview. The book cover of Ghetto Ninja - The Junior Khanye Story, has the…
Lifestyle Reporter. Last night the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (NiHSS) hosted the 7th Humanities and Social Sciences Awards. The awards are open to South African publishers, scholars based in South African universities and independent artists linked to universities. Pan Macmillan and Picador Africa were announced the award-winning…
Entertainment Reporter. Here is a list of nominees in the major categories for the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which will be handed out on Sunday in Las Vegas. Jazzman and bandleader Jon Batiste leads the pack with 11 nominations, followed by Justin Bieber, H.E.R. and Doja Cat with eight. Billie…
Lifestyle Reporter. 'Two days after we buried my mother’s ashes, my father was murdered.'Robin McGregor, retired and living in a small village outside Cape Town, is brutally murdered in his home. A family converges to mourn. His daughter, the author of this searing, intimate memoir, tries in vain to move…
Entertainment Reporter. @GalloImages. An African inspired royal soiree that kept heads turning saw a mix of renowned actors, social media influencers, media personalities and fashion tastemakers bring their A-game to the Bridgerton Affair ball. Netflix celebrated the second season of Bridgerton with an exclusive gathering of Johannesburg's 'elite ton' -…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. When we embrace the elegant power in our own lives, we step into our 'inner knowing' and fully own our innate, intuitive and individual gifts. When we unshackle from the shoulders of societal conditioning around how we are expected to show up in our lives we redefine…
Entertainment Reporter. Image Supplied. Congolese singer, dancer, singer-songwriter and producer, Ferre Gola, officially joins the Sony Music Entertainment Africa Family. He has been active in the music industry since the end of the 1990s, Ferre Gola is a true icon of Congolese rumba. Managing Director of Sony Music Entertainment Africa,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @EvanKafka. 'First I got myself born. Like a little blue prizefighter.' Faber will publish Demon Copperhead, a new novel by Barbara Kingsolver – a masterpiece in storytelling from one of the world’s best-loved writers. Associate Publisher Louisa Joyner acquired UK and Commonwealth Rights from David Grossman at…
Lifestyle Reporter. The chief financial officer (CFO) is critical to a company’s financial success. In Masters of Money, chartered accountant and entrepreneur KC Rottok Chesaina interviews 31 CFOs from South Africa’s top companies, most JSE-listed, to uncover their strategies for success. Masters of Money goes behind the scenes and allows…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOLagos) will debut exclusively on Showmax on 8 April 2022, with new episodes every Friday. RHOLagos follows the opulent lives of six of the most glamorous women in Lagos, Nigeria. Carolyna Hutchings is the CEO of Hutchings Limited, a real estate, oil…
By Jacob Mawela. Photo Credit: Fullview/Jacob mawela. Saturday of March 5, 2022 had all roads, including a gravel one, leading to the joint birthdays celebration of Dr Sam and Mrs Jocelyn Motsuenyane, at 10 Morgan in Winterveld. Well-wishers, young and adult, of the farming clan, Bakwena-ba-Modimosana, converged on a the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Cormac McCarthy is returning with two new novels for Picador in late 2022, 16 years after his last Pulitzer Prize-winning work of fiction The Road (Picador). Rights to the books were snapped up from Amanda Urban at ICM Partners. The Passenger, the first of the two novels,…
Lifestyle Reporter. Vergelegen wine estate, one of the top wine producers in South Africa, is offering visitors the opportunity to experience the excitement of a wine harvest first-hand. For a limited time only – until end-March – the renowned Somerset West estate is offering a guided wine safari drive through…
Lifestyle Reporter. Photo Credit: MasiLosi. Proudly South African has announced the line-up for its 2022 Buy Local Summit and Expo, a free-to-attend hybrid event which will be streamed live from the Industrial Development Corporation offices (IDC) in Sandton between 14 and 16 March 2022. As the 10th edition of Proudly…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. On Valentine's Day, 14 February 2022, Showmax audiences fell in love with Sex in Afrikaans, as the eye-opening documentary series set a new record for the most first-day views of any Afrikaans title on Showmax ever, ahead of Devilsdorp. Viewing peaked at 8pm, once everyone had put…
Lifestyle Reporter. Jonathan Ball Publishers has appointed a new Publishing Director, Annie Olivier, who takes the position in April 2022. Jeremy Boraine, who led the publishing team for 15 years, is to move to the UK to launch the London arm of Jonathan Ball Publishers in a planned programme of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Miss South Africa 2021, Lalela Mswane visited the Inanda Newtown Comprehensive School on Monday for the handing over of a renovated consumer studies classroom. The new-look facility was sponsored by nearby Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom, who invested over R300,000, as part of the Sun International Group's…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The iconic port of Genoa, Italy will be home to MSC Virtuosa and MSC Grandiosa - Photo Credit MSC Cruises. MSC Cruises today revealed the details of the Winter 2022/2023 programme with an incredible choice of 21 modern, elegant ships sailing to more than 190 of the…
Entertainment Reporter. @Vergelegenwineestate. Wine lovers have a wonderful opportunity to taste an array of the country’s best wines, including older vintages not usually available to the public, in the beautiful surroundings of Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West. The occasion is the Cape Vintner Classification (CVC) Summer Soirée taking place…
Lifestyle Reporter. Boss Babes of South Africa is the brain child of Founder, Kovini Moodley, a chartered accountant and philanthropist who is passionate about uplifting women and empowering young women of South Africa. The world needs more women to step up and own their power and authenticity in a way…
Lifestyle Reporter. @AlbertFroneman. This week MSC Orchestra embarked on its fourth voyage in southern African waters for 2022, a seven-night themed cruise from Cape Town to Marion Island, an island in the Southern Ocean that is home to more than two million seabirds, including 50% of the world population of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Caption:Gareth Cliff and Tramayne Monaghan. Photo Credit:CliffCentral. Leadership is not a title or a position. It is a movement. Leadership is a trajectory in your life. It is growth, continuous growth, not just for yourself but for those you lead. Some of us may lead a team;…
Lifestyle Reporter. Iconic American Black feminist author bell hooks, known for her trailblazing works on the intersection of gender, race and class, died Wednesday aged 69, her family said. Born Gloria Jean Watkins in 1952, hooks passed away early Wednesday at her home in Kentucky, "surrounded by family and friends,"…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former president Jacob Zuma has finally launched his long awaited autobiography which has been on the cards since he announced plans to write it during the ANC’s 54th national conference in December 2017. "Jacob Zuma Speaks" was launched virtually on Friday just two minutes before midnight. Zuma’s…
Lifestyle Reporter. Bombay Brasserie fine dining restaurant reopens to offer its famed fusion of Indian and Cape Malay cuisine With strong historical influences from both South Africa and India, Bombay Brasserie is Taj Cape Town's signature fine dining Indian restaurant. Combining rich culture, strong heritage and exceptional Indian cuisine, Bombay…
By Jacob Mawela. Photo Credit:Jacob Mawela/Fullview. On an overcast Friday afternoon in Mapetla, Soweto, a gangly grey-haired man of easy-going demeanour Sol Rachilo, rose from his sofa and moved across a living room to bend in front of me so that I could feel a deep, soft gash atop his…
Entertainment Reporter. Gift of the Givers is an extraordinary South African story – 30 years of selfless service to people in need in South Africa and the world. New chapters bring the story up-to-date in the expanded edition. Imtiaz Sooliman has become a national treasure. Royalties go to Gift of…
Lifestyle Reporter. The thrilling prequel to the TikTok phenomenon and #1 New York Times bestseller We Were Liars takes readers back to the story of another summer, another generation, and the secrets that will haunt them for decades to come. A windswept private island off the coast of Massachusetts. A…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Behold the turtle – he only makes progress when his neck is stuck out. This proverb, included in Bonang Mohale’s best-selling first book, Lift As You Rise, sets the tone for his second book, which includes fresh insights and wisdom from one of South Africa’s best-loved leaders.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @WilburSmithFoundation. International best-selling author Wilbur Smith has died at his home in Cape Town at the age of 88, his publisher has announced. He passed away on Saturday afternoon with his wife, Niso, by his side, a statement published on the Wilbur Smith Books website said. Smith's…
Lifestyle Reporter. The new Road to Glory series from Jonathan Ball Publishers: inspirational stories for younger readers! The ninth book in the 'Road to Glory' series for readers aged 10–14 captures the thrilling moments of 20 sports stars on their personal Road to Glory. The book covers a range of…
Lifestyle Reporter. One last chance. Almost fired for insubordination, detectives Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido find themselves demoted, exiled from the elite Hawks unit and dispatched to the leafy streets of Stellenbosch. Working a missing persons report on student Callie de Bruin is not the level of work they are…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Jameson Irish Whiskey has launched an exclusive Distillery on Tour Experience in the heart of Sandton from the 12th November until 12th December 2021. The unique Jameson Irish Whiskey Experience will welcome all South African whiskey enthusiasts and novices for a taste of its spiritual home based…
Lifestyle Reporter. Bold and zesty, Wanda The Brave is a celebration of girl power, and a reminder that courage and friendship is a mighty force. Meet Wanda with her glorious head of hair. Today, Wanda is excited to visit the salon and she knows the exact hairstyle she wants. Trouble…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. 'Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.' – Chinua Achebe 'This book is simply the story of my personal and professional journey, starting with early childhood memories of my upbringing in Soweto, to my 12 years in…
Lifestyle Reporter. 20 years ago in 2001 Dennis da Silva established Silvertone International. It was first set up to focus mainly on black and white darkroom printing but Dennis soon realised the rising demand for Digital Fine Art. In 2002 Andreas Kahlau was brought onboard for his excellent digital fine…
Lifestyle Reporter. No little thorn in the flesh or irritating fly in the ointment, Zapiro just cannot be ignored. It’s been another helluva year, and who better to make sense of it than Zapiro, cartoonist, political analyst and agent provocateur. He has the ability to knock the air out of…
By Jacob Mawela. "This is the first time I’ve ever come through the front door of a white man’s house," a black man remarked at a political gathering of whites and blacks held in a white household in a whites-only neighbourhood, in apartheid era South Africa. The venue was the…
By Jacob Mawela. "Poli poli, tell me true. Is he coming today? Poli poli, if you give me one little hint about the day, I will let you fly away. Poli poli, it is my grandmother I want to see happy. Please take a message to him. Tell him we…
Lifestyle Reporter. This Halloween, be prepared to be spooked by the upcoming, future bestselling, anthology Hauntings! A thrilling array of African writers, including Fred Khumalo, Sibongile Fisher, Lucas Ledwaba, Vonani Bila, Lynn Joffe and Christopher Mlalazi, tell surprising and unnerving tales in this collection of commissioned stories from the master…
Entertainment Reporter. Tsitsi Dangarembga is awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels’ Karin Schmidt-Friderichs. Image: Börsenverein, Tobias Bohm. Zimbabwean author and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga was honored with the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. Dangarembga is "a widely audible voice of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Retired teacher and school adviser Noah Kaindama, is on track for topping the charts and influencing future African leaders. The 65-year-old father-of-four has just released the gripping and thought-provoking sequel, The Real President II: Africa’s Last Line of Defence. And it has already reached number four in…
By Lifestyle Reporter. After several years of conceptualising, Quinton van der Burgh has collaborated with celebrity photographer John Russo to release 100 Making a Difference. The coffee table book celebrates philanthropic individuals and organizations on a global scale and will aid charity. Published by the author's own publishing company, Quinton…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. 'An essential guide to understanding the intricacies of South Africa’s political economy and the country’s place in the world in the first two decades after independence.' Wandile Sihlobo, Chief Economist, Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa (Agbiz). Over the past 20 years the global political economy has…
Lifestyle Reporter. From gregarious gray whales plying the waters of Baja California to acrobatic manta rays in the Maldives and parading penguins in Antarctica, National Geographic photographer Thomas Peschak has spent a lifetime documenting the beauty and fragility of underwater life and the majesty of wild coastlines. This awe-inspiring book…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Everyone loves the Hay family. Down to earth Zimbabwean farmers. Quirkiest of all, Grandpa is the glue that holds them all together. Teenage Chris, the eldest child, is a classic wild child while his 16-year-old sister Kat is generally the sensible one. Kat then takes a blow…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In this sequel to his bestseller, Inside the Belly of the Beast - The Real Bosasa Story, Agrizzi's new book explores, in bone-chilling detail, the failings of State Capture Commission and why so many big fish still swim free.Substantiated by irrefutable proof, medical records and key witness…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Alone. Together. Loved. Forever is a hugely relatable and humorous memoir despite being peppered with sadness and rejection. A true journey of love, understanding and acceptance that’ll never leave your heart. It begins in Ingrid’s mother’s womb prior to her birth and goes on to tell how…
By Jacob Mawela. Schalk Burger Snr is a former Springbok rugby player and businessman. He runs Welbedacht wine farm in the Western Cape. Michael Vlismas is an award-winning sportswriter who has written several books, including ones with Gary Player and Tim Noakes. The book is not about rugby alone -…
Entertainment Reporter. Durban-based journalist Glynis Horning and her husband Chris woke one Sunday morning to the devastating discovery of their 25-year-old son Spencer dead in his bed. Should she not have seen the signs? Could she somehow have prevented it? As she struggles with Spencer’s decision to end his life,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In this courageous and beautiful book, Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida, tells the story of her upbringing: of a delightful and outgoing girl in a small village named Ha-Vhangani. She is surrounded by a loving extended family. Things for Shudu, however, take a turn for the worse…
Lifestlye Reporter. "This is an urgent, honest, indelible book. Karen Lazar writes straight from the mysterious inner workings of the body, her language nosing its way into the very places where language usually fails. Always, she is writing her way back to life, back to living again – and what…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A new edition of Mandla Langa’s novel,The Lost Language of the Soul is out from September by Pan Macmillan! ‘If I disappeared, I’d expect my children to search for me high and low. A mother disappearing goes against the laws of nature. Fathers disappear all the time;…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Go Play Inside: What Video Games Can Teach Us about the Game of Life turns conventional parenting wisdom on its head. Parents often have epic battles with their children to get them off their devices and outside. But Gareth Woods, influencer and gamer, argues that he has…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Will Smith on set of King Richard / SplashNews.com. Will Smith stars as Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena, in the first trailer for King Richard, a film about how Williams helped coach the Compton-raised sisters into tennis stars. Venus and Serena Williams along with…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. What does it take to win at the Olympic Games? How many years of hard work and dedication does it take to prepare for such a feat? How many disappointments do you have to endure on this journey? Danielle Brittain has walked this journey over and over…
By Jacob Mawela. A group of young ladies, all told 30 of them in number, are relaxing in the lounge of an abode far off from their various homes. Others are fixated on a soapie on television, one indulges in a packet of crisps whilst others engage in banter punctuated…
Entertainment Reporter. Pan Macmillan SA has announced the release of Tony Park's new thriller BLOOD TRAIL. The global pandemic and medicines predating vaccines are the modern-day enemies of Africa's wildlife rangers, as explained by leading writer Tony Park, in his nineteenth novel, Blood Trail. Written during lockdown, Blood Trail sees…
Entertainment Reporter. MANSCAPES is a fine art Coffee Table book by celebrated DUDOIR photographer Corné Du Plessis. DUDOIR Photography is a celebration of the modern man and his physique, transforming masculinity into art. It re-unites men with their true selves, who they are and not solely objects of desire. The…
Entertainment Reporter. US Marines in the Congo-Beni War by Hubert Kabasu Babu Katulondi is a spell-binding read. It is based on true events. Coming out of the so-called African World War, the country is beset with a number of problems, infrastructure is falling apart, roads are muddy and mere tracks…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A new edition of Khaya Dlanga: It's The Answers for Me is out now from Pan Macmillan! In March 2020 Khaya found himself bereaved, alone and facing an indefinite lockdown as a result of COVID-19. Like most of us, he turned to social media to maintain some…
Entertainment Reporter. "Sky-birds and Ravishers is a matter-of-fact account of an earthly Hell, a South African jail. Kheswa’s eye is unflinching: the horrors—of institutionalised rape and degradation—are told in a brisk, almost casual way, which renders them all the more immediate. It’s a dark, visceral read, with just a glimmer…
Entertainment Reporter. A new edition of Nthikeng Mohlele’s collection of short stories, The Discovery of Love, is out now from Jacana Media. The deal was signed with The African Literary Agency. The Discovery of Love, explores and heightens one of the dominant themes in Nthikeng Mohlele’s literary oeuvre, that of…
Entertainment Reporter. Caption: Author Will Burrard-Lucas. There are few creatures as gorgeous and elusive as the black leopard. In Africa, these magnificent cats are so rare as to be the stuff of legend. Will Burrard-Lucas’s love for leopards began during his childhood in Tanzania and propelled him into a career…
Entertainment Reporter. Economic ideas have to explain how, why and under what conditions an unequal society develops. More importantly, they have to explain how, as people in the domain of ideas and political action, we can actually change these conditions which, far from being an outcome of divine action, are…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Listen to Your Footsteps by Kojo Baffoe is out now from Pan Macmillan! Kojo Baffoe embodies what it is to be a contemporary African man. Of Ghanaian and German heritage, he was raised in Lesotho and moved to South Africa at the age of 27. Meet Baffoe,…