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Extra tickets to be released for Kanye West at Feel the beat of Sub-zero Experience
Extra tickets to be released for Kanye West at Feel the beat of Sub-zero Experience

Two thousand extra tickets have been released for Kanye West, when the hip hopper performs as the headline act at the Feel the Beat of Sub-zero Experience on 2 February, 2013 in Joburg. Tickets went on sale through Computicket on Thursday, 22 November, 2012.

23 Nov 2012 10:15

When in Darling...
When in Darling...

What started as a butter museum by the wives of local Darling dairy farmers in 1978 has become a quaint and interesting museum that is well worth a visit. Although Charles Henry Darling, then governor of the Cape, gave his name of the town founded on Langfontein (now Ormonde Estate), he never visited it. The area was originally called Groenkloof where farms such as Groote Post were used to graze VOC cattle and harvest salt.

By Brian Berkman: contributing editor, travel 23 Nov 2012 09:00

Independent arbitrator sets aside CSA's exclusion of Arendse
Independent arbitrator sets aside CSA's exclusion of Arendse

iAfrica.com reports that independent arbitrator lawyer Hilton Epstein has set aside Cricket South Africa's (CSA's) exclusion of Norman Arendse as an independent director on its newly appointed board. "The decision of the board of Cricket SA of 14 October 2012 to reject the nomination of Norman Arendse as an independent director is set aside," Hilton said.

22 Nov 2012 17:15

New venue for Cape Tattoo Expo
New venue for Cape Tattoo Expo

The 2013 Cape Tattoo Expo will be held from 25 to 27 January, 2013, at a new venue: the Cape Town City Hall. Visitors can look forward to big-name international convention "regulars" such as Bob Tyrrell (US), Laura Juan (Spain), Randy Englehard (Germany), Robert Hernandez (Sp/Pol), Mark Bester (UK), as well as the very best that South Africa has to offer.

22 Nov 2012 12:32

BMXing Back to the Future
BMXing Back to the Future

I'm addicted to Jack Parow's nostalgia-inducing song I Miss, in which he lists some of the coolest things that kids experienced when growing up in the 1980s and 90s. This song takes me back to summer days spent exploring the neighbourhood on my BMX, rushing home after school to watch shows like He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983 to 1985), always reciting the show's iconic phrase along with Prince Adam as he held his sword aloft and would say: "By the power of Greyskull ... I have the Power!"

By Charles Siboto 22 Nov 2012 11:51

Gary Player Invitational to support Wildlands Conservation Trust, Wings and Wishes

The Gary Player Invitational (GPI) charity golf event has announced that the KZN-based Wildlands Conservation Trust and Port Elizabeth based Wings and Wishes are the two beneficiaries for 2012.

22 Nov 2012 10:31

Cape Town Festival of Beer: Blogger challenge
Cape Town Festival of Beer: Blogger challenge

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.

By Jordan Scott 22 Nov 2012 09:53

Zambian team bus stoning has been a long time coming

Eyewitness News Journalist Lelo Mzaca writes in an opinion piece that last week's stoning of the Zambian team bus by two youngsters - aged 12 and 13 - has been a long time coming.

21 Nov 2012 11:14

Rolling Stone SA celebrates its first anniversary
Rolling Stone SA celebrates its first anniversary

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.

21 Nov 2012 10:33

From Egypt with love
From Egypt with love

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.

By Eugene Yiga 21 Nov 2012 09:59

Dates announced for Bushfire Festival 2013
Dates announced for Bushfire Festival 2013

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.

21 Nov 2012 09:21

Nelson Mandela Bay welcomes Afcon teams
Nelson Mandela Bay welcomes Afcon teams

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.

21 Nov 2012 07:55

Civil Twilight in SA tour for new album launch
Civil Twilight in SA tour for new album launch

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.

20 Nov 2012 12:13

My head in Cloud Atlas
My head in Cloud Atlas

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.

By Charles Siboto 20 Nov 2012 10:52

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 smashes SA box office record
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 smashes SA box office record

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.

20 Nov 2012 09:59

Metallica confirm dates for Cape Town and Joburg
Metallica confirm dates for Cape Town and Joburg

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.

20 Nov 2012 09:42

Phumelela cleared to control tote betting

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.

19 Nov 2012 13:08

Cirque du Soleil to perform 10 SA shows with Dralion
Cirque du Soleil to perform 10 SA shows with Dralion

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.

19 Nov 2012 12:00

Why Gangnam Style is the biggest news, brand story of 2012
Why Gangnam Style is the biggest news, brand story of 2012

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)

By Lebogang Mukansi 19 Nov 2012 09:46

The motor plan, salvation or hi-tech con?
The motor plan, salvation or hi-tech con?

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!

By Roger Metcalfe 19 Nov 2012 09:26

Casper de Vries' heavenly hell
Casper de Vries' heavenly hell

Although Casper de Vries has titled his latest show Vark in Hel (Pig in Hell), it's a heavenly experience that should not be missed.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Nov 2012 09:13

'Great' Kalu gets SCSA Medal of Honour award

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.

19 Nov 2012 07:17

Trail runner races mountain bikers to help conserve rhino

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.

19 Nov 2012 06:44

AFDA Annual Film Festival showcases students' films
AFDA Annual Film Festival showcases students' films

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.

19 Nov 2012 06:31

SA motorists are in love with their vehicles - BP survey

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.

19 Nov 2012 06:30

Sail into the sunset at La Pirogue
Sail into the sunset at La Pirogue

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.

By Rod Baker 19 Nov 2012 05:03

Banyana's Caf achievements get high praise
Banyana's Caf achievements get high praise

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.

16 Nov 2012 10:17

Breaking a yawn!
Breaking a yawn!

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.

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Nov 2012 09:52

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

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