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TopTV on life support: Can it be saved?

The story of TopTV's chronic failure to capture the South African pay television market has its origins in the failure by the broadcasting regulator, ICASA, to open the subscription television market to competition. ICASA has failed dismally to enable the introduction of new pay-TV players to compete with the incumbent, the dominant MultiChoice, operating under the brand name DStv, which was launched in 1995, a decade after its parent pay-TV channel, M-Net, was launched in 1986.

By Avhasei Mukoma 11 Jan 2013 06:30

Final countdown to Afcon begins

JOHANNESBURG: Anticipation ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) has reached fever pitch.

10 Jan 2013 11:35

Colour festival to brighten SA

It is only fitting that the newest instalment of the biggest colour festival on the planet - Holi One - be held in South Africa, the Rainbow Nation and home to many different cultures and races.

By Tiisetso Tlelima 10 Jan 2013 11:17

Luxury villas Caribbean - live life king-size

If you are planning a vacation to relax, enjoy pleasant weather and see the beautiful serene locations with your family or a group, then renting a luxury Caribbean villa can prove to be an excellent choice. A villa will not only provide you a new travelling experience, but also make your stay easy and comfortable.

By will smith 10 Jan 2013 10:45

Local artists announced for Feel the Beat of Subzero

The "Ice" list of local performers who will share the stage with the hip hop legend Kanye West at the Castle Lite Feel the Beat of Subzero Experience has been announced. However, a surprise artist will only be revealed at the event when he hits the stage.

10 Jan 2013 10:30

Gauteng ready for Afcon spectacle

With just a few days left to the start of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), the Gauteng provincial government says it is pulling all the stops to ensure the tournament is a success.

10 Jan 2013 10:08

Programme for 2013 Cape Town International Summer Music Festival announced

The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off 2013 with the 7th annual Cape Town Summer Music Festival. The seven performances feature a range of local and international musicians playing music by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Chopin, Gershwin, Vaughn Williams, Vivaldi, Verdi, and more.

10 Jan 2013 09:51

Gangster Squad

Gangster Squad is an exceptional work of art revealing that there is no difference between an apocalyptic world ravaged by zombies and a post-war City of Angels consumed by malevolent greed.

By Daniel Dercksen 10 Jan 2013 09:26

Muvhango auditions this weekend

SABC2 will be holding auditions for Muvhango at Bassline, Newtown, Johannesburg on Saturday 12 January 2013 from 8am to 5pm. No previous acting experience is necessary, but great energy and personality is paramount.

10 Jan 2013 08:10

New vehicle sales beat forecast in 2012

New vehicle sales increased to 623,914 units last year which is a growth of 9.2% over 2012 and 2% more than expected by automobile industry body NAAMSA. The 2012 total does not include 7,794 units sold by Great Wall Motors.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 10 Jan 2013 05:44

Beautiful game open to women

A new non-profit organisation, Girls and Football South Africa (GFSA), promises to kick down gender barriers in the beautiful game and give more South African women the opportunity to participate in Africa's biggest sport.

By Tiisetso Tlelima 9 Jan 2013 11:10

It's not just tattoos at the Cape Tattoo Expo

The Cape Tattoo Expo, which is to be held at Cape Town City Hall from 25 to 27 January, 2013, will feature top international tattoo artists as well as an arts and concert event schedule. There will be more than 80 renowned tattoo artists representing 15 different countries present.

9 Jan 2013 09:55

Suspended Safa President reinstated

JOHANNESBURG: Suspended South African Football Association (Safa) President Kirsten Nematandani has been reinstated with immediate effect.

8 Jan 2013 12:55

MSC Cruises launches new recreational beach facilities on Portuguese Island

Last month, MSC Cruises celebrated the opening of a new beach facility on Portuguese Island, one of many destinations on the company's southern African itineraries. Completed just in time to welcome over 40 000 guests expected to visit the island during this cruise season, the facilities provide travellers of all ages with the perfect break from the hot Mozambican sun.

8 Jan 2013 11:51

New double cab joins Land Cruiser range

Toyota's Africa-conquering Land Cruiser 70 has undergone a number of cosmetic changes and mechanical improvements and for the first time it is now also available as a double cab.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 8 Jan 2013 11:50

2013 Up the Creek line-up announced

The line-up for the Up the Creek Music Festival, from 31 January to 3 February, 2013, has been announced. There will be live music on three stages throughout the weekend: The 4th Street Main Stage, the MK river stage, and the late night Rolling Stone stage, as well as a new addition down at the river: the BOS acoustic river stage, which will be keeping things flowing between sets.

8 Jan 2013 10:37

Hollywood 2 SA master classes held in Joburg, CT

Hollywood casting director and acting coach Michelle Danner will be facilitating the Hollywood 2 SA master classes in Joburg and Cape Town in February 2013. Danner is one of Hollywood's finest film/casting directors and acting coach to A-list Hollywood actors including Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Chris Rock, Christian Slater and Gerard Butler.

8 Jan 2013 10:01

Sublime Tribute returns

The Sublime Tribute show will return this Friday, 11 January and Saturday 12 January, 2013, at Mercury Live, Cape Town. It features 25 renowned South African musicians from 15 bands who pay homage to the legendary Southern Californian band Sublime.

8 Jan 2013 09:55

Zambezia Adventures

With the art of animation exploding and taking us on imaginative journeys into the mindscape of gifted storytellers and crafted story makers, it is great to see South Africa give the world a journey into the heart and soul of Africa.

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Jan 2013 09:16

First National Battery helps power Dakar 2013

On Saturday, 5 January 2013, a number of international racing teams start their journeys in an attempt to cross the finish line first in the Dakar rally.

8 Jan 2013 09:11

First National Battery helps power Dakar 2013

On Saturday, 5 January 2013, a number of international racing teams start their journeys in an attempt to cross the finish line first in the Dakar rally.

8 Jan 2013 09:06

Easy Cooking: lobster

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

Online radio station launched to promote African music

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.

7 Jan 2013 11:13

An Unexpected Journey

"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

2012 Most Popular lists for Bizcommunity Lifestyle

Here they are, Lifestyle's 2012 lists of most popular articles and contributors.

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Bonang makes Forbes list

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.

By Nomaswazi Nkosi 7 Jan 2013 08:04

Ster-Kinekor to close Cinema Nouveau in Cavendish Square

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.

7 Jan 2013 08:01

Afcon shakes up SABC shows

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 flies record 10.29 million passengers during 2012

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

Powerade to ensure the Proteas don't wilt

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

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