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Top SA film, theatre personalities for AFDA

AFDA executives have announced the appointment of senior staff in key positions at its three campuses in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. As part of its consistent drive to provide a high quality and relevant education for young aspiring filmmakers, TV producers and performers, AFDA has appointed a number of prominent academics and practitioners to top posts within these campuses.

21 Jan 2013 13:53

Ramfest 2013 line-up

Three international bands are to headline at Ramfest, the South African alternative music festival. They are: Rise Against (US , British metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon, as well as Paul Harding and Ben Verse from Pendulum (Australia and England).Ramfest 2013 will be touring Cape Town, Joburg, PE and Durban.

21 Jan 2013 10:39

Goosen protégé takes off

Two years ago, Retief Goosen met a young black golfer just starting the game. The two met again recently at the Durban Country Club when the two-time US Open champion hosted a golf development clinic.

21 Jan 2013 10:34

Virgin Money sponsors London Marathon trip for three underprivileged athletes

As part of an on-going commitment to creating meaningful change in the lives of South Africans, Virgin Money, will send three runners to London to participate in the 2013 Virgin London Marathon.

21 Jan 2013 10:30

Suidoosterfees 2013 celebrates Cape lifestyle

This year is the tenth birthday of the Suidoosterfees and will be a celebration of the Cape lifestyle, of its own people and unique, colourful heritage - in short, a celebration of the cultural diversity and inclusivity of the Mother City.

21 Jan 2013 10:12

Holi One Colour Festival announces Joburg dates

Following the announcement that the Holi One Colour Festival will be launching in South Africa in Cape Town on 2 March, 2013, the organisers have announced the date of the first Joburg festival, which will be on Saturday, 6 April at Emmarentia Dam, from 12 noon to 8pm.

21 Jan 2013 09:36

Bafana Bafana's Group A still undecided

PRETORIA: Football fans are already anticipating what will unfold in the remaining Group A matches of the 2013 Africa Nations Cup (Afcon).

By Nthambeleni Gabara 21 Jan 2013 09:23

SA urged to rally behind Bafana Bafana

PRETORIA: Government has urged all South Africans to rally behind Bafana Bafana during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). South Africa kicked off its Afcon campaign against Cape Verde on Saturday, 19 January 2013, at the National Stadium in Johannesburg.

21 Jan 2013 08:50

Tight security for Afcon tournament

PRETORIA: Soccer fans attending the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament in South Africa can be assured of a fun and safe experience.

21 Jan 2013 08:40

The magic of Potted Potter

Is it possible to condense all seven Harry Potter books - over 4000 pages in print and almost 20 hours on film - into just 70 minutes? Including all the characters we love and hate? And a real-life game of quidditch? Well, for Potted Potter creators Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, the answer is a resounding yes!

By Eugene Yiga 18 Jan 2013 09:20

Masterchef filming nears its end

The winner of Masterchef SA season 2 will be crowned as early as the middle of next month, but unless the victor is in your family, you won't know who it is for quite some time still.

18 Jan 2013 08:14

The weird, wonderful, and just plain kooky hotel requests for 2012

Most hotel staff could write books about the strange side of human nature they see at work, but since discretion is the watchword none of those experiences are ever likely to see the light of day - except on the Protea Hospitality Group's annual list of weird and wonderful guest requests submitted anonymously by staff from their 125 properties all over Africa!

18 Jan 2013 05:16

Roads around National Stadium to be closed for Afcon opening

No roads leading to the National Stadium will be accessible to motorists without the a valid vehicle pass ahead of the opening of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), says the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation.

17 Jan 2013 11:08

A dignified masterwork

The radical vitality of Les Misèrables is a provocative and commanding visceral experience that offers a refreshing rebirth of musicals on the big screen. Breaking away from the clinical constraints and pure sound of contemporary musicals (and music), which results in a music video rendition of dramatised music and songs, Les Misèrables is a rare and dignified masterwork that strips the genre of its pretention and deception.

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Jan 2013 10:20

Take exotic destinations with a travel concierge!

Preparing for a journey but you cannot find a minute to check the availability of tickets or flights or accommodation? Then a travel concierge is just what you need.

By Will Smith 17 Jan 2013 08:07

Swing makes a comeback at Roxy's, GrandWest

Eighty years after the arrival of swing Alistair Izobell's tribute show Slick Swing brings the vibrant era to life at the GrandWest Roxy Revue Bar from 8 February to 30 March, 2013, Wednesday to Saturday.

16 Jan 2013 10:31

Toad in the hole

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

Will technology kill us or make us stronger?

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

Cape Town film in Best Short Film category

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

Cape Town Electronic Music Festival to build on previous success

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

[2013 trends] Game on for retailers going mobile

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 to play Joburg, Cape Town and Durban

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

Public to select Best TV Sport Commercial for Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards

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

Academy claims it 'cures' homosexuality

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

The Muffinz to support the Red Hot Chilli Peppers in Joburg

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

Playing the Cardenio right

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 2013 getting down to the business of making music

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

DA asks SABC to clarify role of freelancers

Converting freelance workers to permanent positions is not an expansion of staff, the SABC claimed on Thursday (10 January).

11 Jan 2013 10:36

David Kramer plays the Kalahari Karoo Blues

"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

Over 1,400 people die in accidents during festive season

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

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