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Interview with Ivan Botha and Donnalee Roberts
Interview with Ivan Botha and Donnalee Roberts

Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with superstars of the local film and TV industry, Ivan Botha and Donnalee Roberts, who charmed film-goers with Pad Na Jou Hart, sizzle in their latest charmer Vir Altyd (Forever)...

By Daniel Dercksen 1 day ago

Ice cream sandwiches for my Valentine
Ice cream sandwiches for my Valentine

Ice cream sandwiches are my Cupid's arrow this Valentine! And ice cream sandwiches don't only have to be for your kids you know. The flavour possibilities are endless and you can try anything from chocolate and banoffee to lemon creams with Mojito ice cream for the grown-ups.

By Nina Timm 23 hours ago

A many splendoured thing
A many splendoured thing

The Cape Dance Company's recent season premiere of Grace at the Artscape Theatre, Cape Town, attracted an interesting mix of dance aficionados, established fans and media as well as those uninitiated to the world of contemporary and neo-classical dance. Their responses to the programme varied accordingly, but they certainly agreed on one thing: that they were in the presence of greatness.

By Debbie Hathway

Team #BullsEye wins Red Bull Flugtag
Team #BullsEye wins Red Bull Flugtag

More than 220 000 spectators watched 41 teams competing above Cape Town's V & A Waterfront in the Red Bull Flugtag, which was ultimately won by Team #BullsEye. It was the 123rd edition of the event internationally since its beginnings in Vienna, Austria, 20 years ago.

Prepare art for 2013 Absa L'Atelier art competition
Prepare art for 2013 Absa L'Atelier art competition

Young emerging artists, between the ages of 21 and 35, should start preparing their work for the March opening of the 2013 Absa L'Atelier art competition.

Vodacom partners up with Jozi Film Festival

The successful Jozi Film Festival has attracted Vodacom as a partner in producing the first mobile phone film competition. The competition closes on the 30 December and will feature the top ten films on a dedicated Youtube site in January 2013.

Cape Town participates in First Thursdays event

Cape Town will join international countries in First Thursdays. This will be the second time Cape Town is participating in the event where ten art galleries in the CBD will provide free admission and stay open till 9pm.

simfyafrica announces most popular tracks, song and album of 2012
simfyafrica announces most popular tracks, song and album of 2012

simfyafrica has announced most popular tracks, song and album of 2012, based on the actual number of streams and downloads, The Killers' Runaway being the most popular song of 2012.

Triggerfish Animation Studio nominated for international awards
Triggerfish Animation Studio nominated for international awards

Triggerfish Animation Studios have received two nominations for the prestigious Annies Awards this year. Their debut feature 'Adventures in Zambezia' is the first animated South African film to be nominated in these awards based in Hollywood.

Ignite the imagination
Ignite the imagination

If there's one thing that animation films do exceptionally well, it's igniting the imagination and with the out-of-this-world Rise Of The Guardians the mind explodes!

By Daniel Dercksen

Godfather of house music in one-off Cape Town set
Godfather of house music in one-off Cape Town set

British DJ Pete Tong will be playing a one-off set at The Reserve, Cape Town on 4 January, 2013. Tong has been described as the godfather of house music and has a major influence on the electronic dance music genre.

MiNNAAR's volcanic birth
MiNNAAR's volcanic birth

Brother-and-sister duo Louis and Magdalene Minnaar have recently combined their creatively blessed genetics and extensive musical experiences in the form of musical project MiNNAAR. With their "Volcano" EP freshly released, we decided to find out a little bit more about this original group.

By Ruth Cooper

M-Net Television Awards for Good (TAG) announced
M-Net Television Awards for Good (TAG) announced

The annual M-Net Television Awards for Good (TAG) were announced on Wednesday 5 December 2012 at the Kyalami Racecourse, honouring public service announcement (PSA) ads.

Robin Petersen is CEO of newly formed SAFA Development Agency
Robin Petersen is CEO of newly formed SAFA Development Agency

According to Allafrica.com, South African Football Association (SAFA) President, Kirsten Nematandani, has confirmed that current CEO, Robin Petersen "would take immediate and complete responsibility for establishing and driving the SAFA Development Agency" which, Nematandani says, aims to ensure that South Africa achieves its vision to be consistently in the top three in African football and in the top 20 in the world by 2022.

Bringing music to the youth

Formal music training and classical music was at one time in South Africa viewed as the domain of the elite, but in recent years a number of organisations have worked to tap into the wealth of musical talent in South African communities. The African Cultural Association of South Africa (Acosa) is one of them.

By Janine Erasmus

Dedicated lanes at ports of entry for Afcon fans
Dedicated lanes at ports of entry for Afcon fans

PRETORIA: Dedicated lanes will be created at South Africa's ports of entry to facilitate the swift movement of soccer fans and officials from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) who will be flocking to the country for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament.

By Nthambeleni Gabara

ICASA investigates allegations: Blacklisting of political journalists on Metro FM
ICASA investigates allegations: Blacklisting of political journalists on Metro FM

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has issued the following statement after the controversial canning of interviews with three political journalists on the subject of the ANC's upcoming elective conference at Mangaung.

Richard Loring to celebrate 50 years in show business
Richard Loring to celebrate 50 years in show business

Richard Loring, former West End musical star and performer in South Africa, will celebrate 50 years on the stage when he and pianist David Crathorne take centre stage on Sunday, 16 December, 2012, at the newly opened Richard's Supper Stage and Bistro.

Cobras pull Steyn off BBL Gabba match

Thesouthafrican.com website reports that the Cape Cobras franchise have at the last minute withdrawn permission for strike bowler Dale Steyn to play for the Brisbane Heat on Sunday, 9 December 2012, in Australia's Big Bash League (BBL) Twenty20 tournament.

Expressing a View
Expressing a View

The View, which is now on at UCT's Intimate Theatre, can only be described as a cerebral orgasm of thought, ideas and expression.

By Daniel Dercksen

Holi One Colour Festival comes to Cape Town, Durban and Joburg
Holi One Colour Festival comes to Cape Town, Durban and Joburg

The Holi One Colour Festival, billed as the world's biggest colour festival, will launch in South Africa in March 2013, with festivals in Cape Town, Durban and Joburg.

F.I.L.M. awards top mentors and mentees
F.I.L.M. awards top mentors and mentees

On 29 November 2012, the Film Industry Learner Mentorship Programme (F.I.L.M.) awarded its top mentors and mentees of the year at Film & Event Media's Fiesta networking function at Roodebloem Studios in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Resident Advisor parties come to Joburg and Cape Town
Resident Advisor parties come to Joburg and Cape Town

Resident Advisor (RA) has announced that it will be coming to South Africa as part of its global event series: RA Horizons, with parties in Joburg and Cape Town. For the two events, they've tapped RA's number two DJ in the world and probably the biggest personality in house music today: Seth Troxler.

La Grenadine Petit Hotel has a certain je ne sais quoi
La Grenadine Petit Hotel has a certain je ne sais quoi

They've been open for business for roughly 11 months and this new kid on the block is already 70% booked out until next May! So what's so great about La Grenadine Petit Hotel, a guest house tucked away deep in the heart of Cape Town's CBD?

By Sindy Peters

African stars opting out of Afcon are 'selfish and egotistical'
African stars opting out of Afcon are 'selfish and egotistical'

BBC Sport reports that the chairman of the Local Organising Committee for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) says players who will not play for their country are "selfish and egotistical".

Easy fruit cake - fruity, boozy and ready for Christmas!
Easy fruit cake - fruity, boozy and ready for Christmas!

Your fruit cake should have been baked by now and you should be feeding it with brandy every week! Well, maybe if you were Julia Child or your great granny, yes, but hey, we live in the real world, which is pretty hurried and fast at the moment. With this easy fruit cake recipe, you can make your fruit cake with not much effort and with a drizzle of your favourite brandy every week or so, your fruit cake will be perfect by Christmas!

By Nina Timm

ACDA launches Summer Season of Film Screenings

Thanks to Afrika Culture and Development Club (ACDC) a breadth of new energy is sweeping through the townships in and around Johannesburg with the Summer Season Film Screenings.

SA 'comfortable' with Afcon plans
SA 'comfortable' with Afcon plans

According to Kenyan digital news platform the Africa Review, fifteen nations are soon to arrive for the 29th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament, which will be played between January 19 and February 10 next year. Is South Africa ready? The country will host the tournament almost 3 years after they became the first African country to provide the stage for the World Cup.

Top rock bands to appear at the V&A Waterfront

Five South African bands are to take to the stage in the Amphitheatre's Summer Concerts between Wednesday, 26 and Sunday, 30 December, 2012, at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront.

Top of The Table - now there's a baie slim idea
Top of The Table - now there's a baie slim idea

When it came to selecting a location for new photographs reflecting the new, slimmer me, I thought immediately of The Table Bay Hotel. I asked Fabiani's Waterfront store to lend me garments to use for the shoot for which I'd hired photographer Hetty Zantman.

By Brian Berkman: contributing editor, travel

Justin Bieber's SA tour dates confirmed
Justin Bieber's SA tour dates confirmed

Justin Bieber's tour dates for South Africa have been announced: he will perform on Wednesday, 8 May at Cape Town Stadium and Sunday, 12 May, 2013, at FNB Stadium, Joburg.

Volkswagen's blue is the new green
Volkswagen's blue is the new green

Thanks to a technological magic wand that turns blue into green I recently drove a sexy four-door coupe at a less then leisurely pace from Gansbaai to Hout Bay using an average of just 5.8 litres/100km of costly juice for the journey.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor

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