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Call to enter Sing 'it for the chance to win R50 000

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

Fourth Cape Town Carnival to be held in March 2013

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

Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge gets new TV broadcast partner

The Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge, which takes place on 18 November 2012, has a new TV broadcast partner,, that will broadcast the annual race live.

13 Nov 2012 10:01

Telling the Tales of Hoffmann

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

SABC Freedom of expression complaint withdrawn

A complaint by Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) against the SABC over the black-listing of commentators has been withdrawn.

13 Nov 2012 07:51

Braamfontein home of new Ithuba Arts Gallery

The Ithuba Arts Fund (IAF) has identified six up-and-coming Johannesburg-based artists who will be exhibiting their works at the opening of the gallery.

12 Nov 2012 15:06

JIMF celebrates Mozart's birthday with music and dance

The theme for the 2013 Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (JIMF) is 'Se vuol ballare' - If you would dance. The 5th JIMF opens on Sunday, 27 January 2013, the commemoration of the birth date of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

12 Nov 2012 14:42

Stellenbosch Libertas Choir to visit Germany

The Stellenbosch Libertas Choir, under the baton of Professor Johan de Villiers, will be undertaking a tour of Germany from 30 November to 17 December 2012.

12 Nov 2012 14:25

Mbalula: 'counting black Springbok players' trivialises transformation

BDLive reports that Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula urged the Springbok coaches to accept African National Congress secretary-general Gwede Mantashe's criticism of the lack of transformation in the Springbok team as constructive, and said the remarks were valid given the need to boost transformation in sport.

12 Nov 2012 11:41

A Special Thanks To Guests From Afar

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

Living the music - interview with Josie Field

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

Sports Media Awards highlight professionalism in South Africa

Now in its third decade, the 2012 South African Breweries (SAB) Sports Media Awards once again highlighted the dedicated professionalism of the South African sports media and the performers and fans that make up its world. The SAB Sports Media Sports Personality of the Year was Oscar Pistorius.

12 Nov 2012 09:26

Sugar Beach... where time stands still

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

SA cricket museum honours 124 years of Test cricket

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has started collecting memorabilia for its new museum and has opened the door for public donations, Sport24 reports.

9 Nov 2012 15:44

Invitation to partake in Family Festival of Out the Box 2013

Theatre companies are invited to apply for the family component of the Out the Box Festival of Puppetry and Visual Performance 2013. Applications is open until 15 December 2012.

9 Nov 2012 10:56

A great weekend line-up

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

Keeping You in Stitches

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

The Marine - where you can have a whale of a time

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

Worse Springbok sides have been picked before

According to Sport24 chief writer Rob Houwing, Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer took a significant step forward in his team selection for the Test against Ireland on Saturday, "but then (he) seemed so bewildered by his own boldness that he effectively pulled the leg back again."

8 Nov 2012 13:21

KZN arts practitioners invited to apply for funding

KwaZulu-Natal arts practitioners are invited to apply for funding to the KwaZulu-Natal Performing Arts Trust for the new funding cycle starting 1 March 2013.

8 Nov 2012 12:14

Nederburg's Razvan Macici new Diners Club Winemaker of The Year

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

Minister endorses Tsogo Sun's SunCares Sports Academy

Apart from recognising the top athletes in the various sporting codes the SA Sports Awards has successfully created heroes in the sporting world for young kids to emulate and aspire to.

8 Nov 2012 10:18

The SA Artist celebrates its first birthday

The visual arts magazine, The SA Artist is celebrating its first birthday with the release of the seventh issue - Nov/Dec 2012.

8 Nov 2012 10:11

The Cape Consort is back

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

Straatligkinders fourth album: Growing pains or a coming of age?

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 open for 2013 MTN South African Music Awards

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

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

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