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Shape-up by 2 Feb, or face a labour dispute, cricketers tell CSA

Cricket South Africa (CSA) say matters beyond their control have held up progress and that they have "moved like lightning" to try to resolve poor corporate governance exposed by the Nicholson Commission into the bonus scandal.

12 Dec 2012 09:36

Sail the heaven seas: fun for the young!

"As long as it's not one of those cruises for people over 60" was the first thing a friend of mine said when I mentioned my holiday plans. Like many people, he believes that cruises are for senior citizens who sail around the world doing aqua aerobics and playing bingo because there's nothing else to do between retirement and death. But four nights on the glorious MSC Sinfonia convinced me that cruises aren't just a slow break for the elderly; they offer plenty of fun for young people too!

By Eugene Yiga 12 Dec 2012 09:13

What's this ad doing here?

We have all been stunned by seeing an advertisement in an environment that we do not think is right for the brand. I was shocked when seeing a canned food brand (I'll not mention the name as I'll have the agency, media planner and client on my back in a tick) advertised on the DStv Super Sport 2 channel at 4pm during a cricket match on Sunday, 9 December. As a big brand, I am familiar with it and could not fathom why the client / agency would be advertising during a cricket on a DStv channel.

By Rolf Akermann 12 Dec 2012 08:03

Mercedes-Benz launches online lifestyle content portal

Underground art, emerging filmmakers and even kasi coffee are not the traditional offering from a motor manufacturer. But that's what you can expect from Mercedes-Benz South Africa's new online lifestyle content portal, mblife.

12 Dec 2012 07:32

The SABC is alive with the sound of telephones

The thought occurred to me the other day when I was reading about the pathos of the national broadcaster canning a programme because the ANC wasn't invited, that good old aunty SABC is partially alive to the sound of cell phones and landlines.

By Chris Moerdyk 12 Dec 2012 07:28

Busy 2013 for South African Mzansi Ballet company

The founding of a new ballet company is a historic event and with the establishment in 2012 of the South African Mzansi Ballet (SAMB) this has been a landmark year for the entire South African ballet community.

12 Dec 2012 07:26

Sharks announces appointment of new chairman and director

The Sharks announced changes to the board of directors which would take effect immediately. Stephen Saad and Terry Rosenberg were appointed to the board at the annual shareholders AGM held in Johannesburg on 4 October 2012.

12 Dec 2012 07:25

SABC trying to be impartial?

NEWSWATCH: IOL reports that editorial control of all talk shows that deal with politics and governance have been subordinated to news and current affairs, apparently to "ensure SABC policies on objectivity, accuracy, fairness, impartiality and balance are adhered to". Meanwhile, the Metro FM show on Mangaung has been aired - with all parties present, reports Mail & Guardian. Not all the listeners were totally won over, it seems.

By Rod Baker 12 Dec 2012 07:21

Five bands to perform at V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront is going to rock to the beat of the drum and the clash of guitars when five acclaimed South African bands take to the stage in the Amphitheatre's Summer Concerts between Wednesday, 26 and Sunday, 30 December.

12 Dec 2012 07:19

Skrillex to perorm in SA

Electric, having just toured Nicky Romero and Steve Aoki, and touring Swedish House Mafia in January 2013, are excited to announce their next massive international dance music artist in South Africa - none other than Skrillex.

11 Dec 2012 12:31

Beer... The final frontier

Let's face it, our golden friend has long been the subject of harsh words and, as a result, been dealt a bad rap. Think about that for a sec... Do the terms beer belly or beer goggles ring any bells? Still not convinced? Pop round the Bascule Bar and observe as the local whisky quaffing chaps sneer at your humble order of a cold one.

By Kershin Padayachee 11 Dec 2012 12:15

The Company's Garden Party

There's a reason why everyone loves Cape Town at this time of year. Cape Town bursts to life this Friday with The Company's Garden Party, kicking off from 12 noon until 10pm nightly from 14 to 24 December.

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Dec 2012 11:13

Howard Music back from William Kentridge world tour...

Adam Howard has just returned to South Africa from Rome and Greece as Musical Director for William Kentridge's world tour of "Refuse the Hour."

Issued by Howard Music 11 Dec 2012 11:12

The Killers top the Top 20 downloads in SA

The top 20 of streams and downloads had been announced by simfy Africa, described as South Africa's first legal music streaming service. This diverse play list includes some of the hottest new releases of the year, all featured onsite on the day of international release and South African favourites.

11 Dec 2012 10:37

New photography gallery opens in Cape Town

A new photography gallery opened last week in Cape Town, next to the Gardens Shopping Centre at 4 Hiddingh Avenue. Sean Riley will be presenting his own work and will host some guest photographers in the gallery from time to time.

11 Dec 2012 09:57

Steve Aoki's Thunder City cakefest

Take an international electro-thrash icon, another highly rated international up-and-coming DJ, several of South Africa's most esteemed and notorious EDM (electronic dance music) artists, well over 2000 eager fans and put them all into a massive hangar. This was the tantalising recipe for Steve Aoki's memorable Thunder City leg of his South African tour.

By Justin Williams 11 Dec 2012 09:35

Ahoy there! All aboard the big Blu

Positioned on a promontory in Granger Bay made from reclaimed land, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Waterfront gives the impression of being an ocean liner. You will hear and smell the sea throughout your stay and, if you're in one of the sea-facing rooms, the sea views are seriously spectacular.

By Brian Berkman: contributing editor, travel 11 Dec 2012 08:33

Political interference at the SABC? Surely not

NEWSWATCH: An anonymous letter addressed to the SABC board and acting head of news Jimi Matthews alleges there is political interference in the organisation, reports Mail & Guardian. Meanwhile, it seems ANC members have taken to social media to comment on issues, and sometimes trash those they don't like, reports Times Live, while Politics Web reports on the Star having to apologise for a Zille headline, and Andrew Donaldson has a maths lesson for you; no cheating, and have those calculators ready.

By Rod Baker 11 Dec 2012 07:15

Safa stops short of conceding SA football development failure

According to the Citypress website, The South African Football Association (Safa) leadership has stopped short of conceding failure in developing South African football - it will take hard work and sweat for the Association to realise its big dream of turning things around.

11 Dec 2012 06:36

Jacaranda FM blooms in Midrand

Jacaranda FM has moved to its new studio in Midrand, facing the N1 between New Road and Olifantsfontein, after 13 years in Centurion.

10 Dec 2012 12:05

New Bond film a huge success in SA

Skyfall, the 23rd film in the Bond franchise, has left the South African box office shaken and stirred, recording the biggest opening for a Bond film of all time.

10 Dec 2012 11:48

Soul Of Fire

Singer Zanne Stapelberg and pianist Kathleen Tagg are set to release the first CD under their own names at Cape Town's Fugard Theatre. Entitled "Soul Of Fire", the event features an impressive line-up of other musicians (violinist Piet de Beer, bassist Charles Lazar, percussionist Joseph Avergel) and celebrates music from Latin America and Spain.

By Eugene Yiga 10 Dec 2012 10:58

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 10 Dec 2012 10:06

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.

10 Dec 2012 09:42

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.

9 Dec 2012 17:13

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.

7 Dec 2012 14:20

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.

7 Dec 2012 12:40

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.

7 Dec 2012 11:35

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.

7 Dec 2012 11:24

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 7 Dec 2012 11:15

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