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!
By Nina Timm 7 Jan 2013 11:20
"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.
By Charles Siboto 7 Jan 2013 10:34
Here they are, Bizcommunity.com Lifestyle's 2012 lists of most popular articles and contributors.
Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Jan 2013 10:10
The Africa Cup of Nations matches, which are set to create football mania in Johannesburg from 19 January until 10 February, will also be shaking things up on the TV front.
3 Jan 2013 09:31
Etihad Airways has surpassed its target of carrying 10 million passengers in 2012 and is set to achieve a 22% increase on the total of 8.41 million passengers for 2011.
3 Jan 2013 08:18
Cricket South Africa has chosen Powerade to hydrate the Proteas during the 2012/13 cricket season against New Zealand, and later Pakistan.
3 Jan 2013 07:44
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.
By Brian Berkman: contributing editor, travel 27 Dec 2012 09:41
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.
27 Dec 2012 06:36
NEWSWATCH: Lungani Zama, writing in IOL reckons that the national broadcaster has its priorities 'all mixed up' and that those running the organisation are 'clueless'.
27 Dec 2012 06:11
South African Airways (SAA) has won Global Traveler's highest honour, being named "Airline of the Year" by the publication for global business travellers and fans of luxury travel.
24 Dec 2012 09:36
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.
21 Dec 2012 10:04
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.
21 Dec 2012 07:41
Audi sold 15,552 vehicles in South Africa this year and by the end of November it was leading the German premium brands in year to date growth after eight consecutive record months.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 20 Dec 2012 07:10
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.
20 Dec 2012 06:31
NEWSWATCH: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is apparently still negotiating with the SABC to get live coverage of the Proteas home series against New Zealand, reports sport24.
18 Dec 2012 05:40
To raise awareness of the key safety risks faced by visitors and locals in Cape Town, the Vision project will incorporate real footage captured on some of the 300 closed-circuit television cameras located around the city, re-purposed into comic-style booklets.
15 Dec 2012 07:05
After a year that involved defending the caveman and getting up to some funny business, comedian Alan Committie's new one-man show is now on at Cape Town's Theatre on the Bay. The two-hour performance features the return of his crazy characters, failed auditions from So You Think You Can Dance, and a Q&A session that puts his improvisation skills to the ultimate test.
By Eugene Yiga 14 Dec 2012 10:47
You might have thought that that real rock 'n' roll, ballsy, intelligently conscious sound had died a sadly quiet death many years ago, perishing especially so from the hipster-centric generation and gentrification. However the bluesy, soulful rock of Jet Black Camaro might just change your mind.
By Ruth Cooper 14 Dec 2012 09:51
If you buy your ticket for the Up the Creek Music Festival, to be held between 31 January and 3 February, 2013, you will be entered into a lucky draw for the Winner Takes It All Competition to win a UTC weekend package prize to the value of R4000.
13 Dec 2012 13:40
At the southern tip of Africa, we are privileged to be exposed to some of the best artistic performances from around the globe. Spoilt for choice, maybe. Demanding, definitely. The more we get, the more we want. So when Juana Vargas, artistic director of Cape Town's Flamenco Del Sur, announces a collaborative performance with the long-established Linda Vargas Flamenco Company from Durban, it attracts high expectations from the local dance community.
By Debbie Hathway 13 Dec 2012 11:56
The sequel to Face The Music, a show that won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival this year, is now on at Cape Town's Kalk Bay Theatre. This time around, Vanessa Searle is joined by Delray Burns and Margaux Fouché to sing and dance in the format of a music trivia game show.
By Eugene Yiga 13 Dec 2012 10:14
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
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 www.capetattooconvention.co.za. 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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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