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Mzwandile Nzimande aka DJ1D dies after testing positive for Covid-19
Mzwandile Nzimande aka DJ1D dies after testing positive for Covid-19

Mzwandile Nzimande, also known as DJ1D, has died. The Nzimande family confirmed that he died on Wednesday, 13 January 2020 at 9am at the Olivedale Clinic in Johannesburg after testing positive for Covid-19...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2021: Confessions of a drinks salesman
#BizTrends2021: Confessions of a drinks salesman

A light-hearted take on drinks mega-trends for the year ahead...

By Rowan Leibbrandt 2 days ago

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Cape Town's Cloud 9 reopens after six month renovation, expansion

The renovation involved, among other things the addition of eight additional guest rooms with balconies, also adding balconies to several of the existing rooms...

3 days ago

Castle Lite Unlocks Cardi B 2021 cancelled due to Covid-19

Castle Lite has cancelled its upcoming instalment of Castle Lite Unlocks, featuring Cardi B, in light of the second wave of Covid-19 infections in South Africa...

2 days ago

Kauai launches subscription service for daily coffees and smoothies

Kauai has introduced a subscription service offering multiple coffees every day for a month as well as a daily smoothie for either 15 or 30 days...

14 Jan 2021

Africa's #YouTubeBlackVoices Creator Class of 2021 named

The inaugural class of African content creators set to receive a grant from the #YouTubeBlackVoices Fund for the development of their YouTube channels have been announced...

3 days ago

Newly launched Platinum Music Awards to recognise artists, producers from North West

The Platinum Music Awards (Plamas) were launched to recognise excellence in music by artists, musicians and producers who were born, raised or are residents of the North West province...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2021: Covid and the evolution of loungewear

Our current homebound reality will continue to influence purchasing decisions. The demand for indoor fitness, remote working, and therefore comfortable yet stylish attire, presents an opportunity for fashion businesses...

By Nicola Cooper 13 Jan 2021

6 natural hair trends to look out for in 2021

The natural hair movement is set to continue its path for world domination in fashion and beauty in 2021...

13 Jan 2021

Sama gives kwaito, amapiano and gqom their own categories

The South African Music Awards (Sama) has given kwaito, amapiano and gqom their own categories. The proudly South African genres were previously grouped under one category, Best Kwaito/Amapiano/Gqom Album, which has now been discontinued...

13 Jan 2021

#MusicExchange: Tye Platinum releases debut single

Cape Town-born singer Tye Platinum has fulfilled a life-long dream by releasing his very own debut music single...

By Martin Myers 12 Jan 2021

Big Concerts, The Entertainment Group partner with Health Passport Europe in aim to safely reopen SA's events industry

Big Concerts and The Entertainment Group have partnered with the Irish-based Health Passport Europe in an effort to reopen the South African events industry while adhering to Covid-19 safety protocols. The companies will be using rapid Covid-19 testing and the Health Passport Europe mobile technology...

11 Jan 2021

The Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate completes the finishing touches to its revitalisation

The Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate offers the same unrivalled location, but with an all-new African-inspired spa experience and reimagined event facilities...

Issued by Protea Hotel by Marriott 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The emerging plant-based paradigm - 7 trends for 2021

The plant-based movement has become an unstoppable trend globally as well as in South Africa during the last few years. Entrepreneur, food consultant and plant based advocate Mira Weiner highlights seven key plant-based trends for 2021...

By Mira Weiner 11 Jan 2021

Extended alcohol ban pushes craft brewers to the brink of closure

The third ban on alcohol sales has had a devastating impact on the craft brewing industry...

8 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 5 key factors influencing the business of fashion

2020 was a difficult year for fashion businesses globally. Consumers became more self-aware, with a more needs-based focus and the pandemic forced a shift in industry 'thinking' and the implementation of new strategies to improve sales in 2021...

By Meagan Duckitt 8 Jan 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: Promising Young Woman and Met Opera livestreams

Only one film enters the South African box office this week: arresting, blackly comedic quasi-thriller for the #MeToo age, Promising Young Woman. And if you're opting to stay home, this weekend, there are more livestreams from the Met Opera in New York...

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A renewed focus on community through exclusive content and livestreaming

I'm not one to blow my own trumpet - well, not too much anyway - but all of the #BizTrends that I made last year came to fruition. A focus on independent artists, the rise of TikTok, the continued domination of streaming services - all featured prominently in shaping the global music scene...

By Tecla Ciolfi 7 Jan 2021

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