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From Piet Retief to the Paris Stage After a British Airways...

Three years ago this weekend, small-town Mpumulanga schoolgirl Pretty Yende made her debut at the world-famous Metropolitan Opera House in New York. More astonishing than...

25 Books Every South African Should Read

Looking for deeper insight into South Africa - or just a good read? Here are snap reviews of classic South African books, covering everything from...
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SA Director’s “Riveting” New Movie Opens Worldwide

The new movie by "Tsotsi" director Gavin Hood opens in South Africa and the United States on Friday, and not only brings him back...
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SA Artists Shine at Joburg Gallery’s New London Outpost

If you're in London, try get to the new Circa Gallery by the weekend to see the brilliant opening show full of South African...
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Afrikaans Singing Sensation Refentse to Perform in Dubai

South Africans overseas in the United Arab Emirates will soon be able to enjoy Afrikaans singing sensation - Refentse Morake - performing live in Dubai! Rochelle Becker-Lubbe, who's...

Let’s Be Frank… Probably The Most Interesting Trailer You’ll Ever See!

There's an interesting new movie premiering tonight at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town, South Africa. It's called "Let's Be Frank"... but to be...

Leonard Cohen and the Afri-kaans Connection – by Gus Silber

This morning a producer from the BBC World Service contacted me and asked if I would say a few words about El Cohen as...
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World’s FIRST Rhino Poaching Feature Film with ‘Rhino Rambo’ – Bloodline...

For the first time, the real life tragedy of the slaughter of rhino has become the focus of a major feature film - "Bloodline:...

Trevor Noah Thanks South Africans as Daily Show Gig Renewed!

Congratulations Trevor Noah! South Africa's popular comedian announced Friday that his contract with The Daily Show has been extended! All the way until 2022! In...

Zulu Wedding’s Official Trailer Released

The official trailer for 'Zulu Wedding', the much anticipated romantic-comedy from producer/director Lineo Sekeleoane, has just been released! Watch it right here: Watch the Zulu Wedding...

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Carte Blanche Investigates Over 40 Dogs Poisoned in 1 Night. What’s...

Over 40 dogs were shockingly poisoned in one day in the small Johannesburg suburb of Florida, Roodepoort, earlier this month. According to experts about...

WATCH Lenasia Land Grabs as Tensions Rise Between Residents and Alleged...

From Gauteng to the Western Cape, land grabs have become part and parcel of South African life, threatening to leave once peaceful communities divided....

Carte Blanche Recounts the Strijdom Square Massacre, and More

Here's the line-up of hot South African topics that the Carte Blanche team are investigating this Sunday 4 August (and available for South Africans...