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December 9, 2018

Blame church leadership, not God

With churches and religion under the microscope after worldwide scandalous exposés of the infidelity of pastors, rape in the church and misuse of power, actress Lynn Whitfield believes leadership should take the blame.
December 10, 2018

Get your hands on these low cost and educational card games

Called MaCroco Card Games, they’re for literally anyone aged four and up, and task players to test their memory, draw the missing parts on illustrations, match pictures, identify figures, choose animals in sequence and a host of other activities.
December 10, 2018

SHOWMAX: We reviewed News24 doccie Stealing Sunflowers

hile the style is pretty straightforward and uninteresting, with no new narrative style pursued, the doccie succeeds in telling the story simply and consulting a variety of sources.
December 10, 2018

The Drivelines building turned shipping containers into apartments

The Drivelines building in Maboneng is perhaps the biggest residential building in South Africa created completely from shipping containers. LOT-EK architect Ada Tolla says they wanted the structure’s design to be as honest as Joburg itself,writes Design Indaba's Neo Maditla
December 10, 2018

The Drakensberg Sun is one awesome destination

The Drakensberg is one of my favourite spots in South Africa. It’s a mix of mountains, rivers and fun activities. From horse riding and zip-lining to hiking – you name it and it’s happening somewhere in the Berg
December 10, 2018

We tried out the expensive but awesome DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone

It costs almost R30 000, but the DJI Mavic 2 Pro is a top-of-the-range drone with impressive specs and tons of features, writes Muhammad Hussain.
December 10, 2018

The most decadent chocolate cake ever, perfect for Christmas

What’s the festive season without tons of decadent chocolate? Award-winning food stylist and the creator of popular baking blog TheKateTin.com has released a luscious book with the most sumptuous chocolate recipes you’ve ever tasted
December 9, 2018

Lesego Semenya's sumptuous pork belly phyllo basket recipe

Renowned chef Lesego Semenya, better known as LesDaChef, has released his highly anticipated cookbook Dijo, an affirmation of South African cuisine, its heritage and its unique flavours.
December 2, 2018

Zukiswa Wanner talks Abantu Book Festival

Kenyan-based novelist Zukiswa Wanner, once a journalist in South Africa, has been raking in awards and acclaim for her books since 2007. Her writing puts African stories first, and she’ll be attending the Abantu Book Festival again. Avantika Seeth caught up with her
December 2, 2018

Go full Batman with the GoPro Hero 7

The GoPro Hero 7 sounds like the name of an action hero with a go-getter attitude and the humour of a dark villain. Think Batman and that’s what the new GoPro feels like with its all-black exterior, rounded edges and smooth, matte-like finish.
December 9, 2018

Kelly Khumalo and Chad Da Don – Publicity stunt or real love?

If this is just a publicity stunt, then Kelly Khumalo and rapper Chad Da Don – whose real name is Donovan Chad Mansoor – are too good at it!
December 9, 2018

A glittering Golden Mile affair

Durban rolled out the red carpet on Thursday night as hundreds of guests – from celebrities to high rollers and everybody in between – turned out to celebrate the grand relaunch of the city’s landmark entertainment hot spot, the Suncoast.
December 9, 2018

Search for next big muso ends twice as nice

A long nationwide search for the next big emerging jazz musicians culminated in five artists performing at Katzy’s in Rosebank on Tuesday night for the opportunity of a lifetime.
December 9, 2018

Sho’t Left to Gagasi FM beach festival

Considering that our pockets won’t be that loaded for holidays this festive season, the SA Tourism and Sho’t Left media trip to the Gagasi FM Beach Festival in Durban was well received.
December 9, 2018

Your conscious festive gift guide

Christmas has become a time when, in the rush to get presents, we becoming unthinking consumers. Why not do something different this year, and consider carefully what you’re buying and who you’re buying it from. Supporting local or black-owned products ensures that your money goes to uplifting those around you. #Trending has put together a carefully considered gift guide for the season, which will suit all pockets.
December 2, 2018

OpenNews makes a clean news break

News should always be judged more on content than on style – and while new channel OpenNews has a daily stream of substance, its on-air look is the cleanest in South Africa, writes Thinus Ferreira.
December 10, 2018

TASTE TEST: Vida e Cold Brew Caffè

#Trending reviews Vida e Cold Brew Caffè.
December 9, 2018

Date My Family brings trashy men and good TV

The men on Date My Family are ridiculously sexist, which sadly also makes for entertaining television. Rhodé Marshall reviews the sixth season.
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December 9 2018