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Interview with Ivan Botha and Donnalee Roberts
Interview with Ivan Botha and Donnalee Roberts

Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with superstars of the local film and TV industry, Ivan Botha and Donnalee Roberts, who charmed film-goers with Pad Na Jou Hart, sizzle in their latest charmer Vir Altyd (Forever)...

By Daniel Dercksen 1 day ago

Ice cream sandwiches for my Valentine
Ice cream sandwiches for my Valentine

Ice cream sandwiches are my Cupid's arrow this Valentine! And ice cream sandwiches don't only have to be for your kids you know. The flavour possibilities are endless and you can try anything from chocolate and banoffee to lemon creams with Mojito ice cream for the grown-ups.

By Nina Timm 1 day ago

Avhasei Mukoma
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

Final countdown to Afcon begins
Final countdown to Afcon begins

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

Colour festival to brighten SA
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

Luxury villas Caribbean - live life king-size
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

Local artists announced for Feel the Beat of Subzero
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.

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.

Programme for 2013 Cape Town International Summer Music Festival announced
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.

Gangster Squad
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

Muvhango auditions this weekend
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.

New vehicle sales beat forecast in 2012
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

Beautiful game open to women
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

It's not just tattoos at the Cape Tattoo Expo
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.

Suspended Safa President reinstated

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

MSC Cruises launches new recreational beach facilities on Portuguese Island
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.

New double cab joins Land Cruiser range
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

2013 Up the Creek line-up announced
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.

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.

Sublime Tribute returns
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.

Zambezia Adventures
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

First National Battery helps power Dakar 2013
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.

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.

Easy Cooking: lobster
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

Online radio station launched to promote African music
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.

An Unexpected Journey
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

2012 Most Popular lists for Bizcommunity Lifestyle - Bizcommunity.com
2012 Most Popular lists for Bizcommunity Lifestyle

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

Issued by Bizcommunity.com

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

Ster-Kinekor to close Cinema Nouveau in Cavendish Square
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.

Afcon shakes up SABC shows
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.

Etihad Airways flies record 10.29 million passengers during 2012
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.

Powerade to ensure the Proteas don't wilt
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.

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