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Liqui-fruit officially sponsors 800km mountain bike race in 2013

Liqui-Fruit will be the official juice sponsor of the 2013 Absa Cape Epic from 17-24 March 2013 in the Western Cape and has simultaneously announced its title sponsorship of the Liqui-Fruit Cape Times Vineyard races, which take place on the final day of the Absa Cape Epic at Lourensford Wine Estate.

13 Dec 2012 10:09

Early-bird tickets For Cape Tattoo Expo now on sale

Ticket sales for Cape Tattoo Expo 2013, to be held from 25 to 27 January, 2013, at Cape Town City Hall, have gone live via Tixsa at Early bird tickets will save R20 on a day pass and R50 on a full weekend pass, until Friday, 21 December.

13 Dec 2012 09:44

SABC... jingle (alarm) bells

NEWSWATCH: The tighter controls over talk shows introduced at the SABC this week have the alarm bells ringing, reports BDlive, and proof of how bad news travels is the fact that news that local SA news channel eNCA had to apologise for using an old clip dealing with comments on Nelson Mandela, has been picked up the Times of India. Mail & Guardian reports countries - the US and China to name but two - are at odds over laws governing the internet, and IOL reports on how a UK study finds that playing violent video games can make people more aggressive.

By Rod Baker 13 Dec 2012 08:28

Govt sets up task teams for music industry

Government, working with musicians, has set up task teams to look into the challenges facing the various sectors of the music industry.

13 Dec 2012 08:06

Govt sets up task teams for music industry

PRETORIA: Government, working with musicians, has set up task teams to look into the challenges facing the various sectors of the music industry.

13 Dec 2012 07:35

Hat trick of Lifetime Achiever Awards for KZN's Caroline Smart

Caroline Smart, editor of online magazine artSMart, has received three Lifetime Achievement Awards in as many months. In September, the Ethekwini 2012 Living Legend Award for Arts and Culture. In November, The Indian Academy of South Africa presented her with a Golden Peacock Award for Achievement.

12 Dec 2012 13:33

Artscape reveals plans to revamp and expand complex

Artscape has unveiled a R1.5 billion plan to revamp the 41-year-old complex into an iconic cultural precinct on Cape Town's Foreshore.

12 Dec 2012 13:31

Geneticist gets top netball position at UJ

The University of Johannesburg has appointed geneticist Dr Charlotte Scholtz as netball manager following a year-long search for the right candidate.

12 Dec 2012 13:19

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is here at last and it's worth its weight in gold, 10 times over! It is unquestionably one of the greatest cinematic experiences ever and a proud prequel to the equally consummate The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Dec 2012 10:44

Support bands for Civil Twilight announced

Civil Twilight will be returning from Nashville this month for a national tour of their latest full-length album "Holy Weather" (which was released in March). Their support acts have been announced as: Gangs of Ballet, Isochronous, and Matthew Mole.

12 Dec 2012 09:52

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

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