Toad in the hole sounds to me like a chapter from a Beatrix Potter book and my imagination runs riot of a frog breathing heavily from a lilly pad or, even worse, a frog jumping at me (okay, so I have a frog phobia). So you can imagine that although I have been wanting to make toad in the hole forever, I had issues - big issues.
By Nina Timm 16 Jan 2013 10:17
NEW YORK, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: McCann "Truth about Wellness" global research study reveals multiple contradictions & cultural upsets around the world. More than half of respondents (54%) think that technology is making us healthier while 46% think it is making us sicker; globally 94% of consumers agree brands have a role in supporting their wellness needs.
16 Jan 2013 08:49
South African short film, Asad, having scooped Best Short Film awards at 13 festivals around the world during the past year, has received an Oscar nomination in the Best Short Film category.
16 Jan 2013 06:38
The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival, to be held from 12 to 17 February, 2013, at the V&A Waterfront will once again feature a series of development workshops and satellite events in a core three-day festival looking into the multi facets of South Africa's electronic music scene.
15 Jan 2013 12:02
As crisis-hit Europe continues to impact economic growth, and projections for the local economy are trimmed, the battle for a share of consumer spend is getting increasingly fierce. Retailers will rely on technology to drive innovative discount models and integrated loyalty programmes by optimising the one device every consumer has access to already - even in-store - the mobile phone.
By Steve Cragg 15 Jan 2013 11:08
Skrillex, arguably the world's sickest beat-dropper, will be playing Joburg, Cape Town and Durban in his 2013 Skrillex Mothership SA Tour.
15 Jan 2013 09:50
The public is invited to select the winner of this year's Best TV Sport Commercial, sponsored by Sports Illustrated, with voting now open, ahead of the Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards 2013 on 7 February 2013 at Emperor's Palace.
15 Jan 2013 09:09
A Christian arts academy in Bloemfontein has come under fire for advertising that it can "cure" homosexual students, it was reported on Sunday (13 January).
15 Jan 2013 09:07
Joburg's eclectic soul trip group The Muffinz have been added to the line-up for the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Joburg only, performing along with Die Antwoord on Saturday, 2 February, 2013, at the Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium, Joburg.
14 Jan 2013 10:14
Do you trust your best friend? That's the question posed in Cardenio, best known as one of Shakespeare's lost plays. Written with his collaborator John Fletcher and set in 17th-century Spain, the work explores themes of friendship, family, honour, betrayal, money, power, and the true nature of love.
By Eugene Yiga 14 Jan 2013 09:38
Music Exchange, South Africa's two-day independent music conference that gets everyone in the music industry talking, is set to take place from 21-22 March 2013.
Issued by Triple M Entertainment 11 Jan 2013 13:16
Converting freelance workers to permanent positions is not an expansion of staff, the SABC claimed on Thursday (10 January).
11 Jan 2013 10:36
"Early church people called it "Duiwel's musiek" (Devil's music) because it's associated with dancing under the moon and all the traditions that used to exist. The church comes along and says you shouldn't be dancing under the moon like that. You should be in church playing gospel hymns." In case you're wondering what award-winning entertainer David Kramer is talking about, I suggest you join him in Kalahari Karoo Blues at Cape Town's Baxter Theatre.
By Eugene Yiga 11 Jan 2013 10:21
Transport Minister Ben Martins has announced that 1,465 people lost their lives on the country's roads during the festive season. The main causes of the road fatalities during the period between 1 December 2012 and 8 January 2013 were drunken driving, excessive speeding, dangerous overtaking, not using seatbelts and unroadworthy vehicles. There were 1,221 fatal accidents recorded during the period. In the 2011/2012 festive season period, 1,475 people died on the country's roads.
11 Jan 2013 10:05
Sibot have recently released three new tracks under the collective name Magnet Jam on the Jeffree's division of Diplo's label, Mad Decent, which is known to release the best new music for free.
11 Jan 2013 09:50
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
JOHANNESBURG: Anticipation ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) has reached fever pitch.
10 Jan 2013 11:35
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
JOHANNESBURG: Suspended South African Football Association (Safa) President Kirsten Nematandani has been reinstated with immediate effect.
8 Jan 2013 12:55
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