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Abdullah Ibrahim withdraws from CTIJF due to coronavirus concerns

Abdullah Ibrahim has withdrawn from his planned performance at this year's Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF). CTIJF management has been informed that his decision was taken in light of concerns around travelling, due to the coronavirus. "We respect the decision taken by the artist and...

9 Mar 2020

SAWi releases the Grand Wines Collection

The South African Wine Index (SAWi) has released the Grand Wines Collection (GWC) - a wine selection that puts South Africa's consistently top-scoring wines in the spotlight and represents wines that were never identified as a group before. This milestone was achieved through the application of...

2 Mar 2020

Bonang reveals limited Prestige Reserve from The House of BNG

Media personality and businesswoman, Bonang Matheba, has unveiled the new limited Prestige Reserve by The House of BNG at the Sun Met 2020 on Saturday, 1 February. Queen B, as she is affectionately known in the entertainment industry, arrived at the Sun Met flanked by two uniformed butlers...

4 Feb 2020

Ryan Kruger feature film debut to premiere at Cinequest Film Fest

The South African sci-fi/horror, Fried Barry, is set to make its premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival in California on 6 March 2020. The feature film directing debut of music video director, Ryan Kruger, Fried Barry follows the outlandish tale of a heroin addict whose body is hijacked by an alien...

28 Jan 2020

Joburg Film Festival opens entries for the Youth and Audience Development Programme

Entries for the 2019 Youth and Audience Development Programme at the Joburg Film Festival are open. The initiative is in partnership with Gauteng Film Commission and sponsored by The MultiChoice Group. The Youth and Audience Development Programme will comprise a series of two-day workshops and...

23 Sep 2019

2019 Feather Awards nominees announced

The 2019 Feather Awards nominations were announced at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. This year's nominees include sportspeople such as Banyana Banyana captain Janine van Wyk; social media personalities such as Dr Sindi van Zyl; celebrities like Somizi, Bonnie Mbuli and Rachel Kolisi;...

29 Aug 2019

Stroop wins Genesis Award in the US

The South African rhino poaching documentary Stroop recently received the Genesis Award for Outstanding Brigitte Bardot International Documentary Feature Film in the United States. The Genesis Awards recognise excellent work in media with a special focus on outstanding reporting of animal protection...

9 Jul 2019

Triggerfish, Goethe-Institut introduce animation academy

Have you always been interested in animation, but had no clue of where to go? Well, Triggerfish along with the Goethe-Institut and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development have come to your rescue. The Triggerfish Academy, a free digital learning platform, will provide...

26 Jun 2019

Bonang Matheba's Public Figure to make SA premiere at Encounters Fest

Media personality Bonang Matheba's film Public Figure will make its South African premiere at the 2019 Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, which is taking place in Johannesburg and Cape Town from 6 to 16 June 2019. Screenings will be held at the V&A Nouveau in Cape Town on...

11 Jun 2019

Bonang Matheba recognised for inspiration, influence at Global Social Awards

South African media personality Bonang Matheba received the Award for Best Inspiration and Influence at the 2019 Global Social Awards (Glosa), which was held in Prague, Czech Republic. The winners are voted for by the public worldwide. Glosa recognises popular figures from the world of social...

31 May 2019

shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival entry deadline is a week away

The entry deadline for the 10th annual shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival is fast approaching. South African and African filmmakers may submit their short films until 1 June 2019. The films must be 40 minutes, including credits, and there are no restrictions on genre, content and language. While...

23 May 2019

Scottish Leader's 12-year-old receives gold medal at World Whiskies Awards

For the second consecutive year, the World Whiskies Awards presented Scottish Leader's 12-year-old with a gold medal. Presented by and Whisky Magazine, The World Whiskies Awards is known as one of the most esteemed global whisky awards platforms. The judges reward and...

27 Mar 2019

CTIAF announces partnership with Comic Con Cape Town

At the eighth edition of the Cape Town International Animation Festival, which took place from 8 - 10 March, the announcement was made that the Cape Town International Animation Festival will partner with Comic Con from 2020, creating a Comic Com Cape Town.

13 Mar 2019

YouTube Music is now available in Mzansi

YouTube Music is now available in South Africa. This new music streaming service offers music videos, official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers as well as hard-to-find music you can only get on YouTube. While fans may enjoy the new ad-supported version of YouTube Music for...

13 Mar 2019

Taxify rebrands to 'Bolt'

Taxify, the ride-hailing platform, has rebranded with a name change and logo. This update brings the brand identity in line with the company's broader vision of transportation that has already expanded from ride-hailing with cars to motorbikes and scooter sharing. "Our new name 'Bolt' stands for...

8 Mar 2019

Design Indaba's Nightscape is open and available to all

Design Indaba's Nightscape Festival will take place every evening from 5pm onwards from 27 February to 1 March 2019. This celebratory cultural and creative event is presented by Design Indaba and runs concurrently with the annual Design Indaba Conference and Cape Town Simulcast. Nightscape...

12 Feb 2019

The Wedding Bash(ers) crown season 2 winners

M-Net's The Wedding Bash(ers) recently crowned the winners of its second season - Megan and Jason. The show sees four South African celebrities - also referred to as 'The Squad' comprises former Miss South Africa Bernelee Daniel, entertainer Denise Zimba, chef and food stylist Zola Nene and top...

1 Feb 2019

AFI Cape Town Fashion Week announces 2019 date

African Fashion International (AFI) has announced that the 2019 AFI Cape Town Fashion Week (AFICTFW) will take place from 11-13 April 2019. This annual fashion spectacle will convene on the back of the Condé Nast International (CNI) Luxury Conference, of which AFI is a major sponsor. The opening...

28 Jan 2019

Moonsport is this year's Young Agency of The Year

Moonsport has won the Young Agency of The Year award at the 2018 edition of the Sports Industry Awards, which took place on 20 August 2018. The digital sports content agency was a finalist in the following four categories at the awards: Audio-visual Content of the Year, Best Use of Social Media,...

4 Sep 2018

SANParks opens parks for free

South African National Parks (SANParks) for the thirteenth year is once again opening up its parks during South African National Parks Week with free, open access to all South Africans. The 2018 Annual SA National Parks Week is scheduled for 10 to 14 September 2018.

29 Aug 2018

AFI Joburg Fashion Week announces 2018 dates

AFI has announced the dates for the upcoming AFI Joburg Fashion Week which will take place at Melrose Arch in Joburg from the 4 - 7 October 2018.

16 Aug 2018

Spotify, Festicket collaborate to help find festivals you like

Engadget reports that music streaming service Spotify and online booking platform Festicket have joined forces to create Festival Finder; a new feature on Spotify that helps users discover music festivals based on their choice of music. The feature requires users to connect their Spotify account...

24 Jul 2018

BBM, Planet Sport Publishing adds PlanetF1 to Discover menu

BBM Messenger and Planet Sport Publishing have furthered its partnership by adding PlanetF1 to the BBM Discover menu. PlanetF1 allows motorsport fans to follow live grand prix action every race weekend and fans in more than 100 countries can browse races by date, check on grid positions, get...

23 Jul 2018

CTIFMF announces market programme

The 2018 Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) will take place from 9-19 October at venues at various locations at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The programmes for the event are Works in Progress (WIP), Engage, and Adapt. WIP aims to elevate the bar for African content in...

19 Jul 2018

Early bird tickets now on sale for FNB JoburgArtFair

Early bird tickets are now on sale for the 2018 FNB JoburgArtFair, tickets can be purchased at R 125 till the 3 August 2018 via The 11th edition of the FNB JoburgArtFair will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 6-9 September 2018. This year's art fair...

19 Jul 2018

Kelly Clarkson to star in Uglydolls film

Singer and songwriter Kelly Clarkson will voice act the character of Moxy in the upcoming film Uglydolls and will also perform original songs for the feature. Clarkson joins Pitbull as another voice actor for the film. In the film, Clarkson's character Moxy and her UglyDolls friends confront...

11 Jul 2018

Sun City chef to represent SA at Culinary Olympics

Sun City chef David Loate is to represent South Africa at the 2020 Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany. Loate will be amongst some 2000 chefs from 50 nations participating in the world's largest culinary competition. The national team will present pioneering culinary trends and vie for...

18 Jun 2018

RedThread Apparel X collaborates with Issa Leo

Fresh from his showcase at the first Fashion Street Show at the Cannes Film Festival, Daniel Moleka, owner of RedThread Apparel X has entered into a collaboration with Issa Leo owner, Issa Lopez. Together, they aim to create a unique blend of elegant wear and street clothing, to be launched at 5pm...

15 Jun 2018

Local restaurant creates dynamic Spotify playlist

RocoMamas has created a playlist on Spotify, making it the first South African brand to do so. RocoMamas' founder, Brian Altriche, says the restaurant frequently receives requests on social media to create a playlist. South African indie and alternative rock bands can share their original...

12 Jun 2018

SA horror film makes it to international stage

South African psychological horror film The Tokoloshe will be screened at four global horror film festivals. It will make its world premiere at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) in Bucheon, South Korea. The film is directed by Jerome Pikwane, who co-wrote it with South...

11 Jun 2018

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