South Africa's newest music festival, Bokjol, will launch from 23 to 25 September, 2016, at the Magalies Retreat, 45 minutes from Joburg and Pretoria. It promises three crazy days of lekker local music, beer, braai and bacuzzis.
In the build-up to The Cape Town Festival of Beer (23 to 25 November) 10 bloggers received home-brewing kits from Keg King to begin their blogger brew master competition. Although the brewing kit comes with all the necessary instructions some went off the beaten track and decided to get creative. Almond was added, coriander, orange peel, various fruits and it is still under debate whether or not bubble gum was added to one blogger's brew.
Music, culture and current affairs magazine Rolling Stone is celebrating a year in South Africa this week. In celebration, the magazine Stone is hosting a night to remember at The Assembly on 24 November, 2012, with a great line-up of artists, including Arno Carstens, Goodnight Wembley!, The Dollfins and Tailor. Tickets are available at the door.
There's nothing like a good holiday to recharge your batteries. What's not to love about waking up late and spending lazy afternoons sipping sundowners on the beach? Alas, that fantasy will have to wait. Instead, I got nine days of trekking through temples, sailing down the Nile, and discovering the magic of Egypt.
The 7th annual MTN Bushfire Festival is to take place from 31 May to 2 June, 2013, in the Malkers Valley, Swaziland. The three-day music and arts festival donates 100% of its profits to charity. This year's line-up, to be announced soon, will once again reflect the best talent the continent has to offer.
The New Age reports that the Eastern Cape provincial government has vowed to make the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in the Nelson Mandela Bay a success following the tournament's flag raising ceremony in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
South African-born rock band Civil Twilight will be returning from Nashville, Tennessee for a national tour of their latest album, "Holy Weather", playing in Joburg on 20 December, Durban on 22 December and Cape Town on 28 December, 2012.
I went to go see Cloud Atlas last week and I'm still uncertain of what I saw, but it moved me like no other movie has since last year's Super 8 - and Lucky Number Slevin (2006) before that. Cloud Atlas is not really a movie in the conventional sense of the word.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 took R10.9 million in its opening three days making it the biggest three-day opening of all time in South Africa by 36%. It also goes down in the record books as the biggest box office at cinemas for a Friday and Saturday.
Metallica are to perform two shows in South Africa next year, on Wednesday, 24 April at the Cape Town Stadium and Saturday, 27 April, 2013 at the Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium, Joburg. The band have sold 110 million albums worldwide and played to millions of fans the world over.
According to BDLive, the Competition Tribunal has approved two related transactions that will ultimately put horseracing and tote betting in the Western Cape under the management of Phumelela Gaming and Leisure.
Cirque du Soleil has announced its return to South Africa with Dralion, performing six shows from 5 March at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town and four shows from 21 March, 2013 at the Coca-Cola Dome, Joburg.
Through his recent success, 34-year-old, Korean K-pop superstar Psy, has had the president of the United States joke about being able to do his silly horse dance, got him photographed with Ban Ki-moon, and featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, teaching Britney Spears and mums across America his Gangnam Style dance. (video)
The motoring world has changed profoundly over the last 25 years. OK, I confess to being trained in the old school where I maintained my own cars and when necessary rebuilt engines and gearboxes and anything else that needed repair such as alternators, starter motors, windscreen wiper motors, CV joints, bearings etc. During these years I held the power in my hands!
Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) President Kalusha Bwalya says it is an honour for him to be bestowed with a Medal of Honour award by the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA), Allafrica.com reports.
KwaZulu-Natal trail runner Tracy Zunckel competed against, and beat, mountain bikers in the recent FedGroup Berg & Bush near Winterton to raise funds for protecting rhino and other species in the Spioenkop Game Reserve.
AFDA (The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance) will be hosting an annual film festival which showcases more than 50 new third year graduates and fourth year honours students' films. The festival is a unique opportunity for graduate students to attract and experience an audience in a public cinema environment.
South African motorists shower their vehicles with just as much affection as they do a close friend or family member - maybe even a touch more, according to a survey conducted by leading fuels brand, BP Ultimate.
La Pirogue, named for the traditional Mauritian twin-sailed fishing boat, bills itself as the most authentic Mauritian resort. Its individual chalets are also modelled on the traditional Mauritian thatched house. What it also has is seemingly acres of rolling lawns, and the tranquillity of a Trappist monastery.
Banyana Banyana, the South African national women's football team, returned home from the Confederation of African Football (Caf) African Women's Championship to a rapturous welcome from hordes of supporters who brought the arrivals hall at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport to a standstill, Allafrica.com says.
If there's one highlight on the big screen this year (and a sigh of relief), it's that the never-ending Twilight saga comes to final conclusion with the lifeless and dull The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part 2). What started out as an amusing saga fizzles into thin air.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.