December 5, 2019

Your festive season hot spots

We are two weeks into the festive season and we have no plans of slowing down. Join in on the fun by watching The Cat in the Hat with the kids or enjoy a night out with Thandiswa Mazwai in Pretoria. Phumlani S Langa has a festive itinerary that’ll take your Dezemba up a notch.
Today, 06:40

Reimagining the revered storyteller of Riverlea

Van Wyk, the Storyteller of Riverlea, is back by popular demand at The Market theatre in Newtown.
Today, 06:42

Emerging designer Amanda Trom wins Noni Gasa bursary

A new emerging designer’s work will shortly be added to our closets, thanks to the prominent South African fashion and media personality Noni Gasa, who is making sure that this aspiring designer’s dreams are fulfilled.
December 1, 2019

Black Coffee breaks silence on divorce: ‘We tried everything’

Black Coffee accepts some of the blame for the breakdown and undertakes to support Enhle Mbali.
December 1, 2019

Are you ready for Bongo Maffin's bounce back?

IN CONVERSATION: Phumlani S Langa meets up with the kwaito music pioneers to discuss their time away and their return to centre stage.
December 1, 2019

Msaki: From car boot CD selling to Mafikizolo and a Mbokodo

In 2013, singer and songwriter Msaki used to sell her music from the boot of her car.
December 5, 2019

Emirates in search of a super band

The Emirates Pursuit of Jazz competition is back, following its success last year. It’s now searching for SA’s next big jazz phenomenon. Phumlani S Langa catches up with Brenda Sisane, who is on the judging panel for the second season.
December 1, 2019

Sri Lanka: An island like no other

Kate Turkington falls in love with the hills, flatlands and lagoons, as well as the history and food in a country steeped in the culture of tea.
November 29, 2019

Bongo Maffin defining the intersection of South African music

From Bongo With Love is easily Bongo Maffin’s most political album, writes Sihle Mthembu.
December 1, 2019

Hlengiwe Pearl on her Untold Stories and taking a new path

Having recently launched her EP Untold Stories, Hlengiwe Pearl is the underdog musician we should all look out for, writes Manosa Nthunya.
November 28, 2019

The #Trending 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.
November 30, 2019

Trackers and the complex reflections of our republic

Our country offers great inspiration for TV in the way of action sequences and twisted crime sagas. Phumlani S Langa marvels at Deon Meyer’s suspense-filled book that has been adapted into an action-packed miniseries.
November 28, 2019

Disentangling the seams with Thula Sindi

Master couturier and acclaimed fashion entrepreneur Thula Sindi has partnered with equally talented designers to create an African clothing emporium that only dreams are made of. We unravel the designer's threads and discuss all things fashion and business.
November 28, 2019

Provocative, redemptive return of Netflix’s Pose

Pose returns with an informative, honest and disruptive second season to match the first. Moroetsana Serame reviews the show.
November 25, 2019

Simphiwe Dana ignites the firebrand

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and activist Simphiwe Dana (pictured) is set to seduce sound and titillate tunes with her second annual Symphony Experience. The mellifluous affair takes place on December 7 at The SA State Theatre in Pretoria.
November 24, 2019

Meet Gugu Zuma-Ncube, the mind behind SA’s best TV shows

Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube first caught our attention in SABC1’s Interrogation Room in 2007, then in a supporting role on SABC3’s Isidingo. Since then, the daughter of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Jacob Zuma has progressed.
November 25, 2019

Jack Thorne on writing His Dark Materials

Kevin Kriedemann caught up with Bafta Award-winning scriptwriter and executive producer Jack Thorne, who has adapted the celebrated His Dark Materials book series for the small screen.
November 24, 2019

Busiswa speaks her truth in new documentary

A documentary about singer-songwriter, dance queen and gqom star Busiswa Gqulu, titled Busiswa: An Unbreakable Story, is set to premiere at this year’s Africa Rising International Film Festival, taking place at the Newtown Precinct in Johannesburg on
November 26, 2019

The other national team that has made South Africa proud

The Springboks were not the only national team flying the flag this week. On Wednesday, the SA Junior Culinary Team competed in Cairo, Egypt, for the African Culinary Cup.
November 24, 2019

Nakhane pays home a visit on his tour

The creative is also working on a new film, and writing essays, short stories and a novel.
November 23, 2019

The Crown presents royal stoicism at its best

With its new cast, portraying events around Queen Elizabeth II and her family from the mid-1960s until 1977, The Crown brings forth an amazing performance by Olivia Colman, writes Rhodé Marshall.
November 22, 2019

The Lebo Mathosa story minus the magic

SA music lost a unique talent in 2006 – a day Lebo Mathosa’s fans will never forget. Welcome Lishivha, like so many of us, was looking forward to celebrating her memory through a TV show that is based on the iconic singer’s life, but is instead left feeling let down and short-changed by the project.
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December 8 2019