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GinaZ BnB: a new arrival in Ballito
GinaZ BnB: a new arrival in Ballito

Beaches kissed by the African sun and washed by the warm Indian Ocean. Isn't this what we all desire for a beach holiday? Well, Ballito offers this and a whole lot more and has fast become one of the chosen destinations on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

By Tony Birkholtz 2 days ago

Elrow SA line-up announced
Elrow SA line-up announced

The line-up for Elrow South Africa has been announced. Elrow SA will take place at The Sheds in Johannesburg on 17 March 2018 and at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town on 24 March 2018.

2 days ago

Twelve Apostles introduces vegan high tea
Twelve Apostles introduces vegan high tea

With the rise of conscious eating, awareness surrounding sustainability and rapidly growing health trends, it's no surprise that many restaurants and hotels are giving focus to more plant based options on their menus. One of the latest establishments on the path to promoting veganism is luxury Camps Bay hotel, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa.

By Ruth Cooper 3 days ago

#OnTheBigScreen: Superheroes, scandals and showgirls
#OnTheBigScreen: Superheroes, scandals and showgirls

New film releases this week are: the local film Raaiselkind; Marvel's Black Panther; I, Tonya; All The Money In The World; and the live broadcast of the West End sensation Follies.

By Daniel Dercksen 3 days ago

Top 10 trends from SAMW AW18
Top 10 trends from SAMW AW18

South African menswear designers showcased their 2018 autumn/winter ranges at SA Menswear Week, which was held from 8-11 February 2018.

By Meagan Duckitt 3 days ago

Q&A with Raaiselkind screenwriter Pieter Esterhuizen
Q&A with Raaiselkind screenwriter Pieter Esterhuizen

The powerful South African film Raaiselkind explores the unrelenting burden of autism on an average, loving family and shows the disintegration of the family as a result. It drives home the inescapable truth that society can be cruelly indifferent to whatever it perceives to be aberrant.

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Feb 2018

Dan Patlansky chats new album
Dan Patlansky chats new album

Dan Patlansky recently released his ninth studio album titled PERFECTION KILLS. We swung a few questions to the guitar god to find out more about this raw, honest and bluesy album.

By Ruth Cooper 14 Feb 2018

DJ Dave Clarke to play at TAU
DJ Dave Clarke to play at TAU

DJ Dave Clarke will perform at the newly opened TAU in Cape Town on 16 February 2018. DJ Dave Clarke is - the founder and original 'Man in Black' of techno music - respectfully known globally as the 'Baron of Techno Music'.

14 Feb 2018

Corona Sunsets Festival to be held at Val Bonne Country Estate
Corona Sunsets Festival to be held at Val Bonne Country Estate

The 2018 Corona Sunsets Festival will be held at the Val Bonne Country Estate in Johannesburg on 14 April 2018. The show will feature two dance floors, spiritual areas, vendors, and food.

14 Feb 2018

AFI CT Fashion Week to celebrate Africa
AFI CT Fashion Week to celebrate Africa

African Fashion International (AFI) has rebranded its fashion week properties to AFI Cape Town Fashion Week and AFI Joburg Fashion Week. AFI Cape Town Fashion Week will take place from 21-24 March 2018.

14 Feb 2018

Shakespeare in the time of the #MeToo movement: The Taming of the Shrew is on again at Maynardville
Shakespeare in the time of the #MeToo movement: The Taming of the Shrew is on again at Maynardville

William Shakespeare's dark comedy The Taming of the Shrew was the first play put on in Cape Town's Open Air Theatre at Maynardville, way back in 1956. Since then it has been produced at the theatre four times, the last in 2011. Now only seven years later it is on again, currently showing at Maynardville until 1 March 2018.

By John Cooper 13 Feb 2018

Nandi Madida nails her New York Fashion Week debut
Nandi Madida nails her New York Fashion Week debut

Local celeb Nandi Madida presented her Colour by Nandi Madida Autumn/Winter 2018 collection, in collaboration with designer Josh Patron, at New York Fashion Week on Saturday...

By Emmanuel Tjiya 13 Feb 2018

#MusicExchange: Robin Pieters
#MusicExchange: Robin Pieters

Robin Pieters is a busy man. He recently released his new single Fool and will host his own production It's a love thing volume 2 with Lira, Paxton, Belinda Davids and a host of other stars at GrandWest Arena in Cape Town on 14 February 2018.

By Martin Myers 13 Feb 2018

Incubus frontman to showcase art in CT
Incubus frontman to showcase art in CT

While Incubus prepares to tour South Africa, later this month, its frontman Brandon Boyd will showcase his fine art, large scale prints, books, lithographs, and a curated retail shop at his week-long Opti-Mystic pop-up gallery. The Opti-Mystic pop-up gallery will run from 26 February - 3 March 2018 at the at Gallery One 11 in Cape Town.

13 Feb 2018

Colours of the Alphabet.
'Colours of the Alphabet' free to stream

AfriDocs, the free streaming platform for the best documentaries in Africa is presenting the unique film project 'Colours of the Alphabet' for streaming for free for 30 days...

13 Feb 2018

Xperiencemakers designs first outlet of Charles Back's new deli-cum-restaurant franchise
Xperiencemakers designs first outlet of Charles Back's new deli-cum-restaurant franchise

Architecture and design firm Xperiencemakers is the team behind Charles Back's first outlet of his planned organic deli-cum-restaurant franchise - The Butcher, The Baker, Cheese and Winemaker...

12 Feb 2018

Mind baffling magic from The Illusionists
Mind baffling magic from The Illusionists

Do you believe in magic? This was a question often asked by David Williamson aka The Trickster and one of the performers from the smash hit show The Illusionists on opening night at Grandwest Casino.

By Ruth Cooper 12 Feb 2018

TAU opens in Cape Town
TAU opens in Cape Town

TAU has opened at 30 Napier Street in De Waterkant, Cape Town. TAU, which means 'lion' in Setswana, is a space that has been created for like-minded individuals who appreciate the combination of music, sound, lighting, and a community of people.

12 Feb 2018

Photo by Michelle Riley/The HSUS
#GreenMondaySA: Black bean burritos

Burritos are incredibly versatile and can be stuffed to anyone's tastes. While meat forms part of the traditional burrito filling, it's Green Monday, so kick the beef and keep the beans in this quick and easy burrito recipe...

12 Feb 2018

Five things to do at Robertson's Hands-on Harvest Fest
Five things to do at Robertson's Hands-on Harvest Fest

The Robertson Wine Valley will host the 10th annual Hands-On Harvest Festival from 23-25 February 2018. Visitors will be able to indulge in local wines and country cuisine, experience country hospitality, and explore the towns of Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor, and Robertson.

12 Feb 2018

Celebrate Wine.Art.Food at Freedom Park
Celebrate Wine.Art.Food at Freedom Park

The 2018 Wine.Art.Food Festival will be held at Freedom Park in Pretoria on 5 May 2018. The annual festival aims to fuse SA's best wine, arts, and cuisine for one day.

12 Feb 2018

Bowling for Soup to perform at 2018 LUSH Festival
Bowling for Soup to perform at 2018 LUSH Festival

The first batch of performers for the 2018 LUSH Festival has been announced. The LUSH Festival will take place at the Linwood Farm in Clarens, Free State from 29 March - 2 April 2018.

9 Feb 2018

An opulent view of the Radisson Blu
An opulent view of the Radisson Blu

The Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton is situated in the heart of Johannesburg city's upscale business district - a prime location which is only minutes away from attractions such as Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City shopping centre and many restaurants.

By Kim Lawrence 9 Feb 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Soldiers, Con Men and Explorers
#OnTheBigScreen: Soldiers, Con Men and Explorers

The Disaster Artist, 12 Strong, Fifty Shades Freed, Just Getting Started, Tad, The Lost Explorer, and the secret of King Midas and Human Flow open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 9 Feb 2018

More than an apple a day in Grabouw's tourism future
More than an apple a day in Grabouw's tourism future

Although the fruit industry is the major Grabouw employer, two retirees who have changed focus to the hospitality industry believe that tourism will be the key force for good in the valley.

By Brian Berkman 9 Feb 2018

Celebrate this Valentine's with an indulgent menu from 15 On Orange
Celebrate this Valentine's with an indulgent menu from 15 On Orange

The much dreaded or celebrated V-Day is just around the corner and depending on your situation or sensibility, you might either want to hide under a rock or get your lovely-dovey feels on...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Feb 2018

#MusicExhange: Chadwin Alexander
#MusicExhange: Chadwin Alexander

On 14 February 2018, there will be a plethora of music shows celebrating Valentine's Day, and one such show is at the Orbit Jazz Club in Braamfontein, Johannesburg featuring the amazing musical director, Chadwin Alexander.

By Martin Myers 8 Feb 2018

Five romantic off-the-grid getaways for a Valentine's Day
Five romantic off-the-grid getaways for a Valentine's Day

Whether you're in a new relationship, or you've been married for decades, it's important to keep the romance alive, and sometimes that means getting away from the daily routine.

8 Feb 2018

Six food trends taking centre stage in 2018
Six food trends taking centre stage in 2018

Here are some of the taste and concept trends set to take centre stage this year, many of which have been seen bubbling up in 2017, and this year, are poised to make their entrance into the mainstream.

By Chef Junelle Germishuizen 7 Feb 2018

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