A Blessed New Year to everyone from Nina's Kitchen. I hope that you all had a lovely break and time with your friends and family. May 2013 be filled with love, laughter, happiness and lots of happy meals!
Vibrations Radio, the brainchild of Mohamed Fall (Brother Mo), has been founded to promote uniquely African music, such as maskanda, kwaito, kwela, mbalax as well as jazz, soul, hip hop, R&B, pop and world music.
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." Thus, one of the greatest children's books introduced our little furry-footed friends to the world and all were amazed, and the world has never got over hobbits since.
Popular radio and television personality Bonang Matheba is excited at having made it into the list of Forbes Magazine's 13 most influential artists in Africa and has promised to work harder to make her star shine brighter.
Ster-Kinekor has confirmed that it will close its Cinema Nouveau theatres in Cavendish Square in Cape Town. The last trading date at Cavendish Nouveau will be 13 January 2013, and not 17 January as stated earlier.
I'm not grateful to my Neanderthal forebears. While facial hair might be a hipster requirement, having it sprout from all orifices as it does in my case, is not. I, and those of us who don't want to look like Uriah Heep or some other Dickinsonian character, have to keep facial and, for that matter, body hair, in close check.
Air Seychelles has announced an additional weekly service to Johannesburg, effective 24 March 2013. The change brings return services between the Seychelles and Johannesburg to a total three per week. Johannesburg services will also move to daytime departures and arrivals, shifting from the current overnight services, which will greatly enhance connectivity across South Africa.
Making Way: Contemporary Art from South Africa and China, is the title of an exhibition that explores the ways in which contemporary artists based in South Africa and China engage with new paths of movement, with economic and cultural shifts, and with the rise of new regimes, new leaders and new social and urban spaces.
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According to Sportlive, the threat of suspension by Fifa forced the South African Football Association (Safa) to take action against five of its most senior officials, following a Fifa report on match-fixing in four Bafana games leading up to the 2010 World Cup.
The Polokwane Showgrounds will host the 4th Capricorn FM New Year party from 2000 on 31 December 2012. Tickets are available for R50 from Computicket and Shoprite Checkers stores. No tickets will be sold at the venue. Camping chairs and cooler boxes welcome. No weapons & glass bottles will be allowed.
Joining up with a travel group is a great way to see Idaho. In the winter, there is plenty to do and numerous ways to enjoy the snow, including skiing. This is the perfect location to get some fresh air and enjoy the outdoors. And you'll find it a great deal cooler than South Africa right now.
According to a Sowetan report quoted in Sport24, the Hawks are poised to arrest several prominent soccer officials in connection with the alleged R8-million match-fixing scam involving Bafana Bafana game.
According to CNN Marketplace Africa, last February, tens of thousands of moviegoers stormed cinemas around the United States to watch Chronicle, turning the superhero thriller into a surprise hit that topped the US box office on Super Bowl weekend. And where was the film made? Right here - in South Africa.
ASSITEJ South Africa and its local and international partners will be launching the "Take a Child to the Theatre Today" 2013 campaign in encouraging audience development among the young. People are asked to SMS a donation of R10 to help.
The Coca-Cola Khaya Majola cricket week tournament is used as a development-and-training opportunity for the country's top up-and-coming umpires, in which they will be monitored, evaluated and advised on a daily basis.
NEWSWATCH: Cricket is one of SA's leading sports and our national team - unlike our national football team - is ranked at the top or near the top in all forms of the game, but, as Daily Maverick and ESPNcricinfo report, the SABC will not be airing the SA-NZ test matches live.
A South African Football Association's (SAFA) statement says an Emergency Committee meeting concerning FIFA's Report on match fixing acknowledged that, actions of SAFA staff members prior to the FIFA 2010 World Cup and activities by "Football 4U International controlled by Singaporean Wilson Perumal Raj and his criminal syndicate" were "a prima facie breach of (FIFA Statute) which prohibits the control of its affairs by an outside party," Allafrica.com reports.