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Drunken contestant lambasted

Cricket star Herschelle Gibbs has backed a "naive" reality-show contestant and wannabe teacher who was lambasted for her drunken on-air antics and "ignorant" comments.

7 Nov 2012 16:12

'Iron Duke' Khoza: multitasking or conflict of interest?

Having been nominated recently to the position of President of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc), Irvin Khoza's decision to seek another term - unopposed - as PSL chairman is seen by many as a mistake, says.

7 Nov 2012 14:33

Fundraising campaign raises R35 000 for FTH:K

Two innovative fundraising campaigns have raised an incredible R35 000 in individual giving for visual theatre company FTH:K.

7 Nov 2012 10:33

"Pyramid" track by track

"Pyramid", The Plastics' second studio album, includes both that familiar upbeat indie sound that Plastic fans have come to love as well as a fresh new direction in sound: darker, trippier, sexier and fairly psychedelically retro. Slip on those dancing shoes, consume something mind expanding and enjoy.

By Ruth Cooper 7 Nov 2012 10:24

Jet Black Camaro's online album launch

Influenced by the sounds of America's Deep South, Jet Black Camaro have released their first eponymous album, which is available for online download for one week.

7 Nov 2012 10:03

Exhibition of beadwork on stamps at Iziko Gallery

Two years ago, the South African Post Office released a series of stamps featuring artworks executed in traditional African beadwork. The original beadwork pieces selected and the newly issued stamps can be seen at the exhibition entitled The 8th Definitive Series of Stamps: The luminous beauty of South African beadwork on Stamps at the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town until 11 November 2012.

7 Nov 2012 10:00

Ballet dancers invited to attend auditions

The Imperial Youth Ballet Company (IYBC) will be opening its doors in South Africa on 24 November. The IYBC is an initiative in partnership with the Imperial Russian Ballet Company's co-founder Gediminas Taranda, and will be auditioning for the 2013 cast on 10 and 17 November 2012.

7 Nov 2012 09:56

Make a difference on roads by adopting I-Pledge

Road safety in South Africa is the responsibility of each and every road user. This is the view of I, whose Southern African transport fleet travelled 460 million kilometres last year. The transport and logistics giant added its weight to curbing road fatalities and collisions by launching the I-Pledge road safety initiative in November 2011.

7 Nov 2012 09:44

DJ Mix Competition opens, fourth annual Limpopo Music Festival

The second annual Finest DJ Mix Competition has opened on Ligwalagwala FM to promote Mpumalanga's young and up-coming local DJs, and Capricorn FM's annual Limpopo Music Festival will be held at the Polokwane Cricket Club on Saturday 24 November 2012.

7 Nov 2012 09:35

Vanity Fair's guru bored by SA's bling

The fashion and style director of Vanity Fair magazine, Michael Roberts, was bemused by the prevalence of evening wear he saw on the catwalk at Fashion Week Africa last week.

7 Nov 2012 08:16

Favelas maid fights food waste with 'viagra'

Brazilian maid Regina Tchelly is about to take the world's biggest food fair by storm: the food waste champion will rustle up her trademark dish, risotto with watermelon rind, a natural viagra.

7 Nov 2012 08:16

SA Sports Star of the Year Le Clos plans for 2016

According to sport24, double Olympic medallist and South Africa's Sports Star of the Year award winner Chad le Clos is already looking ahead to the 2016 Games in Rio.

6 Nov 2012 14:50

Public transport plan for Linkin Park concert announced

The City of Cape Town has put an extensive public transport plan in place to transport concert-goers to and from the Linkin Park concert at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday, 7 November, 2012. Gates will open at 4pm on the day, with the main performance scheduled from 9pm to 11pm.

6 Nov 2012 11:22

Music Exchange conference scheduled for March 2013

Music Exchange, the two-day independent conference that brings the industry together to discuss, debate, collaborate and get down to the business of making music, is set to take place from 21 to 22 March, 2013.

6 Nov 2012 11:00

A R40,000 tot of whisky is a thrill to sip

An awesome whisky, costing an astronomical R230,000-a-bottle graced my palate at a special luncheon at the Sandton Sun. The pricey Balvenie 50 is available at the Whisky Live Festival 2012.

6 Nov 2012 10:14

Roots of organic food debate

As the battle for the soul of the organic food sector continues to rage across the world, South Africans have not been spared from the conflicting data and inflamed exchanges that have underpinned the debate.

6 Nov 2012 10:14

Chad le Clos voted Sports Star of the Year

The winners of The SA Sports Awards, which honours South Africa's sporting greats, up-and-coming talent and the federations, schools and administrators that turn our youths into future sports stars, have been announced. Swimmer Chad le Clos won top honour as Sports Star of the Year.

6 Nov 2012 09:42

EXP SA nominated for Sport Agency of the Year and five others - Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards

EXP South Africa has been shortlisted for the Sport Agency of the Year for the third year running after a rigorous judging process was concluded by the Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards last week. In addition, the agency along with its clients has been shortlisted for five other awards.

Issued by EXP 6 Nov 2012 09:41

Short film competition offers African filmmakers US$100 000

The Afrinolly Shortfilm Competition, launched late last week, offers budding filmmakers and documentary/animation content creators the opportunity to win prizes in a competition valued at US$100 000.

6 Nov 2012 07:44

Don't give up, Williams sisters tell young SA tennis players

According to SportLIVE, tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams helped inspire dozens of budding young SA tennis players at the Arthur Ashe Academy in Soweto on Saturday.

5 Nov 2012 13:51

An opportunity to make your own movie

If you have not made a movie yet, you still can - at Michel Gondry's Home Movie Factory in down-town Johannesburg's Maboneng Precinct. Called The Home Movie Factory, this interactive experience has been extended until 25 November due to its popularity.

5 Nov 2012 13:04

Disney to acquire Lucasfilm in stock and cash transaction

The Walt Disney Company is to acquire Lucasfilm, which is wholly owned by Lucasfilm chairman and founder George Lucas, in a stock and cash transaction valued at USD4.05 billion. Disney will pay about half in cash and will issue approximately 40 million shares at closing.

5 Nov 2012 12:17

Vacancy for a dancer at Flatfoot Dance Company

Flatfoot Dance Company is an award winning African contemporary dance company based in Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. The company works from a home base given by the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is looking for a female dancer over 20 years of age who would be interested in joining the company on a full-time professional contract from 1 January 2013.

5 Nov 2012 12:16

MCQP brings fairytale ending to 2012

What started in 1994 as a celebration of South Africa's new constitution and its acknowledgement of gay rights has grown into the continent's biggest costume party. Now, in its 19th instalment, the Mother City Queer Project aims to attract more than 11 000 visitors and transform the Cape Town Stadium into a Fairytale Fantasy on Saturday 15 December.

By Eugene Yiga 5 Nov 2012 10:35

Up the Creek line-up announced

The official line-up for the Up the Creek Music, to be held between 31 January and 3 February, 2013,has been announced.

5 Nov 2012 09:55

Tourist numbers drop as Swiss currency strengthens

Going on holiday is rarely cheap, not least in Switzerland, but tour operators are touting a raft of options to suit all budgets in the hope of bringing back the crowds.

2 Nov 2012 14:31

Introduce rugby to black Africans - or lose international relevance

According to The New Age, Cricket South Africa (CSA) acting president Willie Basson believes that black Africans are the future of South African rugby and that is where transformation efforts should be channeled if the sport is to survive.

2 Nov 2012 12:20

SAFA, family thank public for Madigage 'moving send off' reports that the South African Football Association (SAFA) and Thomas Madigage's family and friends thanked the entire South African public for the support they provided before, during and after the funeral of the late Bafana Bafana assistant coach.

2 Nov 2012 12:20

The Odd Life Of Timothy Green

It is magical films like The Odd Life Of Timothy Green that remind us why we go to the movies. "It's okay to be different, even weird," is what a new-found friend like Timothy Green proclaims in the film - and that is exactly what makes it a soulful and life-changing experience that deserves to be shared by everyone.

By Daniel Dercksen 2 Nov 2012 10:44

Six of the best for Brand inc Sport

Sport specialist advertising agency, Brand inc Sport, has secured an incredible number of short listings for the Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards in 2013, including the prestigious sports agency of the Year.

Issued by Brand inc 2 Nov 2012 10:19

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