Sanlam and LitNet have just launched the second Sing 'it lyrics-writing competition, in which South Africans aged 18 years and older, and who have a passion for song writing, are invited to submit their lyrics.
13 Nov 2012 10:36
The fourth annual Cape Town Carnival is to be held on Saturday, 16 March, 2013, at the Fan Walk, Somerset Road, Green Point, and will feature colourful costumes, fun, vibrancy, dance, floats and music. The Stadium Forecourt hosts band performances and stalls in the afternoon and then the Carnival parade kicks off at 7pm, culminating in an after-party.
13 Nov 2012 10:20
ETA Hoffmann, whose stories inspired ballets like The Nutcracker and Coppélia, has been described a 19th-century Tim Burton. If you'd like to understand why, a new staging of Jacques Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann is coming to Cape Town's Artscape Theatre.
By Eugene Yiga 13 Nov 2012 09:32
I don't know about you, but a lot of my friends are getting engaged and married these days. I guess that means I'm in for a lot of weddings over the next several years. But even attending a classmate's Jewish/Catholic wedding in Colombia two years ago couldn't prepare me for the crazy experiences in Special Thanks To Guests From Afar.
By Eugene Yiga 12 Nov 2012 10:22
We recently sat down with Joburger and proud ambassador of SA music Josie Field during her Cape Town tour. Self-managed musician, festival organiser and all-round lovely lady, Josie Field shared her experiences - good, bad and ugly - on her musical journey so far.
By Ruth Cooper 12 Nov 2012 09:30
Good old plantation (colonial) architecture, good old plantation hospitality. Sugar Beach is the ultimate resort to relax... Where a couple of days feels like a week - and you could be excused for not falling down if you saw Rhett Butler lugging Scarlet past you up the stairs and telling her 'Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn - you're coming upstairs to check out my new luggage. And that's an end to it!'
By Rod Baker 12 Nov 2012 05:09
Be super creative this weekend and escape into film, theatre and exciting home entertainment! There are some great films now showing. It is magical films like The Odd Life of Timothy Green that remind us why we go to the movies. If there is one film that is going to change the way that you see filmmaking, visual storytelling and the human condition, in the same way Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life did, it's Cloud Atlas, an epic sci-fi drama, that is every bit as much of a head trip.
By Daniel Dercksen 9 Nov 2012 10:47
UCT Medical School celebrates its 100th anniversary with Keeping You in Stitches, a stand-up comedy show hosted by doctor-turned-comedian Riaad Moosa and featuring Conrad Koch, Kurt Schoonraad, Stuart Taylor, and other Cape Town performers.
By Eugene Yiga 9 Nov 2012 09:34
One of my first hotel visits as a travel writer a long while ago was to The Marine in Hermanus. Even then, it was the premier place to stay. I tried to find my review of that first visit to refresh my memory of our experience but I couldn't. However...
By Brian Berkman: contributing editor, travel 9 Nov 2012 05:27
Nederburg cellar master, Razvan Macici, crowned the 2012 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year earlier this month (November 3), says winning the coveted title marks one of the most significant achievements in his career.
8 Nov 2012 12:05
The Cape Consort returns to the Fugard Theatre to continue the Monteverdi Project. Entitled Heart/Attack, the latest instalment explores the metaphor of love as a kind of warfare and depicts actual battle scenes with the inevitable fatalities and ensuing lamentations.
By Eugene Yiga 8 Nov 2012 10:08
When you start a band, age plays a huge a factor - especially in the world of metal. Basically, unless you're old-school like Ozzy or Maiden, don't plan on doing it for too long. Don't you ever forget, your oh-so-serious hard core band comes with the same cultural expiration date as an emo-haircut circa 2006.
By Johann M. Smith 8 Nov 2012 09:20
Entries are open for the 2013 MTN South African Music Awards (SAMA) and close on 30 November 2012. The awards will be handed out at Sun City on 10-11 May 10 2013, part of which will be broadcast live on television.
8 Nov 2012 07:12
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
"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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
The British punk rock/dance act The Prodigy will be headline act for the forthcoming Synergy Live 2012, at Theewaterskloof Dam, Villiersdorp, Western Cape, on Friday, 30 November and Riversands Farm, Fourways Joburg on Saturday, 1 December 2012.
2 Nov 2012 09:36
By winning the title of South Africa's Best Luxury Country Hotel for the second consecutive year in the 2012 World Luxury Hotel Awards, The Robertson Small Hotel has confirmed itself as a go-to destination.
By Brian Berkman: contributing editor, travel 2 Nov 2012 04:53
It's that time of year again my fellow Capetonians, the sun is out (and up till late), the wind is blowing in full force... Yes, that's when you know it's summer time in the Mother City. City Sightseeing Cape Town has opened its night tours for the season, and if you aren't that keen on exploring the city per se, you'll be happy to hear the company has launched something more adventurous specifically for people like you - City Sightseeing Sidecar Adventures to Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope.
By Ilse van den Berg 1 Nov 2012 12:14
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