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13 year old wins 2013 Afcon mascot competition

Out of 3,000 primary schools that entered Afcon 2013 mascot competition to draw the official talisman of the 2013 edition of the Africa Cup of nations (Afcon) -- Tumelo Nkoana 's mascot is the one that ultimately won the competition, The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) reports.

28 Nov 2012 13:30

Crystal Cruises, Music Centre of LA up the ante

Special-interest tourism packages are a great way to get like-minded people to enjoy a holiday together. Cruise liners have long had erudite guests to entertain and educate passengers but Crystal Cruises and the Music Centre of Los Angeles' distinguished Spotlight Program, have upped the ante in the classical music and dance stakes by offering performances and master classes at sea on two Northern Europe cruises next summer.

By Brian Berkman: contributing editor, travel 28 Nov 2012 12:11

If the Sky Should Fall

"The name's Bond, James Bond". These words, though iconic and catchy, have never mattered much to me. I like James Bond, but not to the degree that I care whether he takes his martini shaken or stirred. As Daniel Craig's Bond says in Casino Royale (2006) when asked whether he wants his martini shaken or stirred: "Do I look like I give a damn?" Bond's just a guy who kicks ass, has cool toys and gets laid more often than not.

By Charles Siboto 28 Nov 2012 11:38

Buena Vista Social Club, Brand New Heavies headline CT Jazz Festival

Buena Vista Social Club and Brand New Heavies have been announced as headline acts for the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, 2013, as part of the first 13 confirmed acts. The festival is to take place on Friday, 5 and Saturday, 6 April, 2013, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

28 Nov 2012 10:00

Liberia FA appeals FIFA rule change in Court of Arbitration for Sport

The BBC reports that the Liberia Football Association has taken an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over new rules adopted by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) that affect the body's presidential vote.

28 Nov 2012 09:58

Bond at it's best in Skyfall

What makes the latest Bond really great is that it is not the traditional Bond. Yes, there's the daredevil and heart-pounding action sequences, magnificent cars, gorgeous girls and tiny gadgets, but Skyfall is ultimately a stirring and emotionally evocative human drama unlike any other; with Bond and M pitted against an unscrupulous villain with a personal agenda and unyielding vendetta. Moving global warfare of epic proportions into the background, Skyfall zones in on an intimate and emotional war zone that strikes all the right chords.

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Nov 2012 09:58

Re-elected Sam: accountability crucial in 'cut-throat sport business'

Supersport.com reports that the membership of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) re-elected Gideon Sam as President for another four year term at the Quadrennial General Meeting on Saturday.

26 Nov 2012 14:36

Top SA musos record favourite tracks for Ray-Ban anniversary

Ray-Ban South Africa has invited local musicians to reignite the spirit of iconic songs from the past seven decades for its 75th anniversary celebrations. Inge Beckmann, Arno Carstens, AKA, Jack Parow, Van Coke Kartel, Beatenberg, Jeremy de Tolly (The Dirty Skirts), The Gugulethu Tenors, Laudo Liebenberg (aKing) and The Plastics have recorded live their own versions of tracks from the 1930s through to the 90s.

26 Nov 2012 12:51

2oceansvibe launches listenership pricing model

It has been five months since SA's internet radio industry was rocked by revelations that quoted listenership figures were being incorrectly supplied by a JHB-based service provider. Since then, 2oceansvibe Radio has been hard at work. This is the result. (video)

By Seth Rotherham 26 Nov 2012 11:12

Bullhead

The superb Flemish-Belgian Bullhead (Rundskop) shows that it's impossible to be compassionate in a world of ignorant fools and a misguided loner who does not know how to vent the anger that consumes his humanity.

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Nov 2012 11:03

Vuma 103 FM live now

The new isiZulu 24-hour commercial radio station, Vuma 103 FM, went live late last week, reaching greater Durban, beyond Pietermaritzburg, Greytown, Ballito on the North Coast and Scottburgh on the South Coast.

26 Nov 2012 10:33

"Make-up your Mind" at GIPCA's Live Art Festival

The University of Cape Town's Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) presents the inaugural Live Art Festival from 30 November to 4 December. Subtitled "Make-up your Mind", the event features more than two dozen emerging as well as established artists from a wide range of fields and aims to be a space for exploring contemporary art.

By Eugene Yiga 26 Nov 2012 10:25

Registration for second round periodisation course now open

The World Football Academy South Africa (WFA SA) has announced that it has opened registrations for the second round of periodisation coaching courses with renowned periodisation expert Raymond Verheijen in January 2013.

26 Nov 2012 10:15

Eat Out announces SA's top-10 restaurants

The winners of the Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards were recently announced at a ceremony held at The Westin, Cape Town. Restaurants are judged on stringent criteria, taking into consideration their food, service, ambience and other aspects of the eating out experience.

26 Nov 2012 09:45

LOC says FNB Stadium pitch will be fine for AFCON

According to Sport24, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for next year's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) said on Thursday it was confident of delivering a trouble-free tournament.

23 Nov 2012 14:30

Gagasi FM launches summer campaign with on-air competition

Gagasi FM is to launch a summer campaign, Illa Ngil Thola Khona, starting with a launch event, The Gagasi FM Beach Festival, on Sunday, 2 December, 2012, at New Beach, Durban from noon. The campaign will include an on-air competition with R140 000 in cash prizes, Chris Brown tickets, and a brand new car.

23 Nov 2012 11:39

Karen Zoid goes Under the Covers

Following her sold-out collaboration with Freshlyground's Zolani Mahola, musician Karen Zoid goes Under the Covers for five nights at Cape Town's Theatre on the Bay. The unplugged show features all the songs she wishes she had written herself (as well as a few guilty pleasures), including hits by Lady Gaga, Leonard Cohen, Miriam Makeba, Modern Talking, Beethoven, The Beatles, and Queen.

By Eugene Yiga 23 Nov 2012 11:32

Part 3: The Drums

When I heard that Adidas Originals and We-Are-Awesome were bringing The Drums to South Africa for Part 3 of their live performance series, that little place in my belly - the one where we keep the extra cookies, started to bubble with excitement. Upon hearing that it was going to be on the rooftop of the Breakwater parking lot at the V&A Waterfront, I grew ever more excited.

By Mary Fay Everard 23 Nov 2012 10:55

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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