May 24, 2020

The wonderful chemistry captured on Netflix's Blood & Water

Follow the life of a teen on a mission to find her sister. The women who drive the plot infuse humanity into a story of emotional turmoil. Ntombizodwa Makhoba reports
May 24, 2020

The best viewing in celebration of Africa Day

Tomorrow is May 25, the day on which we commemorate the foundation of the African Union. With all of us stuck indoors, why not celebrate the continent with some proudly African viewing?
May 24, 2020

What to do when she’s always comparing you with her exes’

I think my partner doesn’t touch me any more because she’s always complaining that she’s tired. She once complained about my penis being small and she’s always comparing me with her exes. What can I do in this situation? I am frustrated.
May 24, 2020

The perfect kind of viewing for Michelle Obama fans

The world has been enthralled by America’s forever first lady Michelle Obama since the day her husband Barack was inaugurated as its first black president in 2009. She was – and is – everything one would want in a world leader
May 24, 2020

Viewing to get you through lockdown

Another hot list for your viewing pleasure. Let Trending sort you TV schedule out while you sit back, relax and enjoy the shows.
May 24, 2020

A decimated industry: How lockdown is killing hair salons

Haven’t had a haircut lately? For many of us, it’s an annoying part of the Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown. For those in the hair and cosmetology industry, it’s meant lost livelihoods and wiped out businesses. Designated a level 1 service, they’ll only be able to work again in the last stage of the lockdown.
May 24, 2020

Artist Laetitia Ky conveys her message with hair

Hair sculpture artist and Ivorian self-crowned goddess Laetitia Ky creates art that comments on social issues such as mental health and gender equality. Nickita Maesela chats to her about her work and her journey to becoming an Instagram artist.
May 24, 2020

Pulling off an EP in 72 hours. Can it be done?

It’s a demanding task to create an entire musical offering from scratch. Red Bull has orchestrated an EP loaded with more than six artists on four songs and they did it all in just two days, writes Phumlani S Langa
May 24, 2020

Mi Casa reaches a milestone

It has been 10 years since the release of Heaven – an intoxicating rhythm by a funky trumpeter, a smooth vocalist, and a pianist and producer with a close-grained vision. Mo-T, J’Something and Dr Duda are celebrating a decade in the music industry
May 24, 2020

Introducing SA’s most affordable car

Car dealers have reopened, but none of them is expecting a stampede anytime soon. A depressed economy has shattered many a new-car dream. While some motorists will have to hold on to their cars for longer, others will consider a downgrade
May 24, 2020

Suspended Radio 2000 boss ‘was pushed to resign’

After handing in his resignation to the SABC last week, Radio 2000 programme manager Christopher Choane described his 11-year stint at the public broadcaster in bitter terms.
May 23, 2020

‘We have a few surprises up our sleeve’: Vusi Kunene joins Gomora cast

Former Generations: The Legacy actor Vusi Kunene (54) will make his debut on Mzansi Magic’s hit telenovela Gomora in the coming weeks, the channel announced on Friday.
May 22, 2020

Thandiswa Mazwai’s essential performance to mark Africa Day

Around this time of the year we would ordinarily be gathering to celebrate all things African, but the Covid-19 coronavirus had other plans. Perhaps while you were all cooped up it slipped your mind that the month of May is Africa Month, however, one person who certainly didn’t forget is Thandiswa Mazwai.
May 21, 2020

‘I miss you, Joburg’ – 947’s Huli Ravele on lockdown

Radio station 947’s Hulisani Ravele shares with us her “I miss you, Joburg” moments.
May 21, 2020

There’s a Bell Pottinger documentary coming ... here’s the trailer

The film makers say it “serves as a terrifying reminder of the dangers that lurk within the post-truth era
May 17, 2020

Want to know; whatever happened to Jozi?

Around 2007, in a time of krump and crunk, four artists from Joburg called themselves Jozi and gave us Muthaland Crunk, an album that became the flavour of the culture. Phumlani S Langa chats with Da L.E.S and Ishmael about the rise of the group, its dissolution and where they’re at now
May 17, 2020

Vusi Nova’s anthem of hope during isolation

Award-winning Afro-soul vocalist Vusi Nova has released Nomathemba, a song that boasts more than 800 contributors. Part of the proceeds from the song – described as an anthem of hope – will go to the Muthaland Relief Fund.
May 17, 2020

The mother who made gospel history

On Lifetime tonight, the movie The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel recounts the story of the highest-selling female gospel group. Grethe Kemp watched the film and caught up with celebrated actress Aunjanue Ellis, who plays Mattie Moss Clark.
May 17, 2020

Shock ending to Lerato and Thami’s marriage

Metro FM radio personality Lerato Kganyago and her husband, Thami Ndlala, were planning to have a white wedding in September this year, but have decided to call it off and separate amicably.
May 7, 2020

The new BBC Earth doccie is spellbinding viewing

If you are experiencing more than a bit of cabin fever after 40-plus days in lockdown, BBC Earth is ready to take you on a wondrous journey to a whole new Africa this Sunday afternoon.
May 17, 2020

OnlyFans website pays cash for showing off

South African influencers are cashing in on the popular content online platform after years of giving away provocative, sexy snaps on social media.
May 17, 2020

Food apps and services for lockdown living

The Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown levels are here to stay, and the recent shift to level 4 has been met with excitement as it allows more restaurants and takeaways to operate, albeit by delivery only.
May 17, 2020

Shows to get you through the lockdown

From watching Forest Whitaker play his Bumpy Johnson role to Pearl Thusi taking over Behind the Story, snuggle-up and grab your remote for some gripping viewing
May 17, 2020

Exploring Athi-Patra Ruga's saga in two parts

Artist Athi-Patra Ruga explores the archives and representation of those left out of them in his bold new work debuting online this week. Garreth van Niekerk caught up with him.
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May 24 2020