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Abalone House, you'll hardly want to leave
Abalone House, you'll hardly want to leave

With its white-washed houses and ubiquitous blue shutters, Paternoster fancies itself part of the Greek Isles. Don't hold this against this charming West Coast seaside village as it punches way about its weight in the restaurants worth eating at and interesting shops at which to spend your money stakes.

By Brian Berkman: contributing editor, travel 16 Nov 2012 09:00

Substance Films presents second Muizenbosch event

Substance Films, the independent filmmakers have undertaken to curate the second installment of a new local film showcase event that it is hoped will become a regular community-orientated film event for the Muizenberg area in Cape Town.

15 Nov 2012 17:15

Finalists of Murray & Roberts sports awards announced

Murray & Roberts recently announced the finalists of its annual Jack Cheetham Memorial and Letsema Awards which took place on 15 November 2012 at Urban Tree in Sandton, Johannesburg.

15 Nov 2012 17:11

Bittereinder launches new album: "Die Dinkdansmasjien"
Bittereinder launches new album: "Die Dinkdansmasjien"

Afrikaans electro rap band Bittereinder have announced the release of their second album, "Die Dinkdansmasjien", in November 2012. It will feature a host of new collaborators and is layered lyrical depth laced over hard, stirring, beautiful beats.

15 Nov 2012 12:26

Lots of LOLs in FBPK
Lots of LOLs in FBPK

Comedian Martin Evans, recently seen on Comedy Central and the South African edition of Come Dine With Me, gets up close and personal in FBPK. If you want to know why his new one-man show won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival (or what FBPK stands for in the first place), it's now on at Cape Town's Kalk Bay Theatre.

By Eugene Yiga 15 Nov 2012 12:14

New Bond girl to attend SA premiere of Skyfall
New Bond girl to attend SA premiere of Skyfall

Heineken has announced that it will be hosting Bond actress, Bérénice Marlohe, at the official SA premiere of Skyfall in late November in Joburg, as part of its James Bond-linked campaign, which launched this week.

15 Nov 2012 11:56

Opera and live theatre on big screen
Opera and live theatre on big screen

Cinema-goers are in for a super-special treat this weekend with an exclusive screening of two magnificent must-see stage productions that were filmed live: The Metropolitan Opera's sumptuous production of Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore and The National Theatre's outstanding The Last of The Hausmans.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Nov 2012 11:41

The Times: Petersen fired, Mumble new Safa CEO

SportLIVE reports that Dennis Mumble, who was the chief competitions officer for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, is the new CEO of the South African Football Association (Safa).

15 Nov 2012 10:55

Minnaar releases "Volcano" EP
Minnaar releases "Volcano" EP

Brother-and-sister Pretorian artists Louis and Magdalene Minnaar, who comprise Minaar, which writes dance-inspired operatic ballads, have today released their first EP, "Volcano", which can be downloaded for free.

15 Nov 2012 10:19

Student exhibition at the Open Window next week
Student exhibition at the Open Window next week

On Thursday, 22 November 2012, a student exhibition will take place at the Open Window School of Visual Communication in Irene, Centurion at 7pm. Pepe Marais, a founding partner of Joe Public, will open the event. The exhibition runs until 2pm on 1 December 2012.

15 Nov 2012 07:26

Theatre4Youth Forum a platform to create dialogue

Approximately 120 artists, educators, government officials, funders as well as other supporting bodies are expected to converge for the ASSITEJ South Africa Theatre4Youth Forum at the Goethe Institute in Johannesburg, on 6 December 2012.

15 Nov 2012 07:06

ACT announces winners of Lifetime Achievement and ImpACT awards

The Lifetime Achievement and ImpACT award winners of the 15th annual Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Awards were recently announced at the Fairway Hotel & Spa in Johannesburg. The ACT Lifetime Achievement awards honour arts professionals whose extraordinary careers have had a profound and lasting impact on arts, culture and heritage.

15 Nov 2012 07:02

Go Beyond the Mind with Gilan Gork
Go Beyond the Mind with Gilan Gork

It all started with a magic kit at the age of five. Because Gilan Gork's parents owned an educational toy centre and supported his passion by bringing home enormous magic sets from international toy fairs, it wasn't long before he began performing at charity events and professional gigs. Now, after a lifetime mastering his craft, Beyond the Mind demonstrates his ability to read minds, bend spoons, and a whole lot more.

By Eugene Yiga 14 Nov 2012 11:37

Vote for South African ultra-swimmer's autobiography
Vote for South African ultra-swimmer's autobiography

Theodore Yach, South Africa's ultra-swimmer has his autobiography, In My Element, nominated for an international award by the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) in its Offering of the Year category.

14 Nov 2012 08:06

Official proclamation of New7Wonders of Nature in South Africa
Official proclamation of New7Wonders of Nature in South Africa

The first official inauguration of Table Mountain as one of the New7Wonders of Nature will take place on Saturday 1 December 2012 on Tafelberg Road, at the foot of the mountain. A public inauguration will take place during the City of Cape Town's free concert taking place at the Grand Parade on Sunday 2 December.

14 Nov 2012 07:06

Comrades honoured as world's oldest ultra-marathon

According to Allafrica.com, South Africa's Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) received a special award at the 30th anniversary gala of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) in Athens, Greece on Friday.

13 Nov 2012 12:58

Time for a woman to lead CWUSA

The outgoing president of the Creative Workers Union of South Africa, Mabutho "Kid" Sithole, says it is time for women to lead the union.

By Patience Bambalele 13 Nov 2012 12:26

Pageant 'reject' finally crowned

After being crowned Miss Soweto 2012, at the Soweto Theatre on Saturday (10 November), 20-year-old Hape Moloi can no longer call herself the queen of rejection.

By Dimakatso Motau 13 Nov 2012 11:45

Joburg line-up for Synergy Live 2012
Joburg line-up for Synergy Live 2012

Synergy Live 2012 is back on Saturday, 1 December, 2012, at Riversands Farm, Fourways, Joburg with a line-up featuring The Prodigy as the headline act.

13 Nov 2012 11:12

Call to enter Sing 'it for the chance to win R50 000
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
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
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, e.tv, that will broadcast the annual race live.

13 Nov 2012 10:01

Telling the Tales of Hoffmann
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
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
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
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
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

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