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Vaishiyas to star at ESP Halloween Night

The star attraction for ESP Halloween 2012 is ProgPsyTrance artist Vaishiyas from Spin Twist Records, who is regarded as a curator for intelligent and progressive PsyTrance of the highest calibre. The event will be held at ESP Night Club, Ferndale, Joburg, on 27 October, 2012.

23 Oct 2012 09:44

Esjay Jones announces "Made In RSA" unplugged tour

Former front woman of Stealing Love Jones, Esjay Jones, has announced an unplugged "Made In RSA" tour of South Africa from 1 to 14 November, 2012. Joining her will be US DJ Shasta.

23 Oct 2012 09:34

Berlin film production company seeks young South African filmmakers

Berlin-based Flying Moon Film production (The Loneliest Planet, Havanna mi Amor, Full Metal Village) is looking for young talented South African filmmakers (18-30) to shoot a documentary film in the run-up to the World Skills 2013 Exhibition in Leipzig, Germany. Entries close 31 October 2012.

23 Oct 2012 07:35

I Am Hamlet

Cape Town theatre buffs are fortunate to have an independent producer like Sugar-Daddy feeding us with slices of imposing international plays. Following its sensational Line, the staging of British playwright Richard James' witty and intelligent I Am Hamlet is another sumptuous feast.

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Oct 2012 12:54

New venue and top line-up for Synergy Live

Synergy Live 2012 has announced its line-up of bands, including Nomadic Orchestra, The Future Primitives, Peachy Keen, Desmond and the Tutus, Beast and The Narrow, and Fuzigish, and a new venue at Theewater Sports Club, Theewaterskloof Dam, Villiersdorp. It will be held from Friday, 30 November to Sunday, 2 December, 2012.

22 Oct 2012 12:23

With AFCON looming, Igesund's honeymoon is almost over

With four matches and a 50% win record under his belt, Gordon Igesund should by now have an idea of how his team will look for next year's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Sport24 columnist S'Busiso Mseleku says.

22 Oct 2012 11:17

Pro Cantare Choir joins Louw for 2013 opera season

Internationally acclaimed opera tenor, Stéfan Louw, has announced that the Pro Cantare Choir, under leadership of world-renowned baritone, Hans van Heerden, will be joining him on stage for his 2013 concert series in April and June, to be held at the Joburg Promusica Theatre in Roodepoort.

22 Oct 2012 11:02

Music Network 2012 showcases SA's top talent

The annual Music Network event returns in 2012, as it once again showcases South Africa's top talent to some of the international music industry's top professionals.

22 Oct 2012 10:25

SPI, Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery launch first portrait competition

Sanlam Private Investments (SPI), in partnership with Durbanville's Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery, has launched a national portrait award to celebrate and showcase the best original portrait artwork in South Africa.

22 Oct 2012 10:10

Opportunity for Days of Our Lives viewers to meet their idols

Three of the most popular faces in Days of Our Lives - Arianne Zucker, Drake Hogestyn and Galen Gering - will be in South Africa soon to meet their fans. Days of Our Lives is one of the longest running television shows in the world having been on air since 1965 and has a mass following on SABC3 where it is broadcast on weekdays at 5.30pm.

22 Oct 2012 10:07


Improguise, South Africa's longest running improvisation company, celebrates its 20th anniversary with an improvised soap opera marathon. All proceeds from the 12-hour event (which takes place on Saturday 27 October at The Little Theatre in Cape Town) will go to Rape Crisis.

By Eugene Yiga 22 Oct 2012 09:30

Line-up announced for Friends of De Waal Park Concert Series

The line-up for the Friends of De Waal Park Re/MAX Living Concert Series has been announced and will include some household SA names. The concerts will be held at the park in Oranjezicht, Cape Town.

22 Oct 2012 09:22

Sunday Times: How the SABC lied to us

Paying your TV licence may be "the right thing to do", but for eight years the SABC has been lying to us, according to the Sunday Times.

By Megan Power 22 Oct 2012 06:08

Govt, Sanef commit to closer ties

Government and the South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) have resolved to work closely together for the good of the country. The two parties held their annual meeting on Friday and Saturday in Magaliesburg.

22 Oct 2012 05:43

Judging panel for ImpACT Awards 2012 announced

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) has announced the judges for the 2012 ImpACT Awards ceremony which will be held at the Fairway Hotel & Spa on 9 November 2012. The awards are held annually in recognition and celebration of excellence in South African arts, culture and creativity and encompass both the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards and the ImpACT Awards for Young Professionals.

19 Oct 2012 07:42

BASA announces recipients of supporting grants

Recipients in the latest round of BASA Supporting Grants showcase the diversity of arts and business partnerships across South Africa. From a children's theatre production to a local jazz and food festival on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, the range of arts projects that have successfully partnered with business sponsors to gain a BASA Supporting Grant is impressive.

19 Oct 2012 07:29

Choreographers invited to submit proposals for residencies

The 25th season of Dance Umbrella will be presented at the annual City of Johannesburg International Arts Alive Festival in September 2013.

19 Oct 2012 07:06

Cape Town Festival of Beer: College of Beer

This was an evening of beer-minded people coming together under the watchful eyes of the team from King Keg who hosts these College of Beer events. The College of Beer is a night of learning about various craft beers and enjoying beer pairings and great company. We were also graced with the presence of the sponsors, Carling Black Label, Cape Town Tourism and Good Hope FM who will be there at the festival.

By Jordan Scott 18 Oct 2012 15:04

Cape Philharmonic Orchestra: November 2012

The new season of symphony concerts from the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra includes music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Brahms, Prokofiev, Debussy, and a Beethoven symphony you can only really appreciate once you've heard it performed live.

By Eugene Yiga 18 Oct 2012 13:09

Player of year finalists named, final voting opens

The South African Football Union (SARU) reveals in a statement on its website the names of the ten finalists for the prestigious SARU Rugby Player of the Year 2012, following a new public consultation process in conjunction with the votes of rugby media.

18 Oct 2012 12:02

Remix your version of A-trak's "Money Makin" and win

Calling all producers - win yourself a #5GumExperience by remixing and submitting your version of A-trak's "Money Makin". A-trak will judge all submissions and the winner and a mate will be flown to the 5 Gum SA gig either in Jozi or Cape Town, put up in a hotel, and will get to meet the man himself.

18 Oct 2012 06:45

Call to enter Eastgate shopping centre's Look of Fashion

Eastgate shopping centre's annual Look of Fashion event will take place again in November and entries are now open until 26 October. Entrants must be 18 and not older than 25 after 1 November, 2012. Entry forms are available at Eastgate shopping centre's customer service desk.

17 Oct 2012 13:33

Majola withdraws from CSA hearing, goes to court over dismissal

Suspended Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola is taking his bosses as well as President Jacob Zuma and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula to court in an attempt to get his position back, CricketCountry website reports.

17 Oct 2012 12:20

Lucy Kruger's debut: a down-home debutante?

Please follow these instructions step-by-step: listen to the first track (Little Puppet) from Lucy Kruger's debut album "Cut Those Strings". Stop the song at 25 seconds. Now listen to Robbie Wessel's Aan Jou Van My.

By Johann M. Smith 17 Oct 2012 09:26

Is SAFA setting Bafana's Igesund to fail?

The South African says that, as the country's football governing body, the South African Football Association (SAFA) is tasked with providing an effective administrative structure.

16 Oct 2012 13:57

Teen pageant scrapped

The annual Miss SA Teen pageant has been cancelled owing to financial difficulties.

By Bafana Mahlangu 16 Oct 2012 13:02

Finally! An album from the Great Apes

Let's just jump right in and cut straight through: thank God this album is available for free right now, because these words will never be able to explain the grinding, rickety noise that is the Great Apes eponymous debut.

By Johann M. Smith 16 Oct 2012 12:04

Amigos para Siempre Concert Series at UCT

The South African College of Music at UCT is to host Amigos para Siempre - a concert series of Latin-inspired music, at 8.15pm on Wednesdays 17, 24 and 31 October, 2012, at the SA College of Music at UCT, Woolsack Drive, Rondebosch, Cape Town.

16 Oct 2012 10:06

The Wine Show takes in Durban

Some of SA's best wines can be tasted by Durbanites when The Wine Show expands to Durban between 23 and 25 November, 2012, at the Durban Exhibition Centre. More than 60 wineries will be exhibiting.

16 Oct 2012 09:55

Introducing the Johannesburg Big Band...

The Johannesburg Big Band is a collection of the finest jazz and session musicians in South Africa. Formed in 2011 and run by its Musical Director, Adam Howard, through his company, Howard Music.

Issued by Howard Music 15 Oct 2012 14:40

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