South African and Immigrant women celebrate Africa Day together

By Fazila Olla 30-05-23 11:39

South Africa has experienced many challenges in relation to migration and xenophobia. We are marking Africa Day by bringing together a diversity of women who live in Cape Town to speak about their commonalities as African women and to share their experiences. This is how the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), Tusimame Wanawake, and […]

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These South African stars are making it big internationally

By Hennely Nel 29-05-23 16:30

South Africa is one of the leading countries in Africa to produce actors and actresses who become stars who shine in Hollywood. Lately Mzansi is also slowly but surely also adding musicians to the list of international stars who are making it in the United States. ALSO READ: Tina Turner’s other love: Cars Here are […]

SARAFINA! At the Cannes Film Festival 2023

SARAFINA! gets another standing ovation in Cannes, 31 years later

By Cassie Jo 28-05-23 15:08

South African film, SARAFINA! has received another standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival… 31 years after it first premiered at the prestigious festival on the French Riviera. Watch below. “It was the best reaction!” producer Anant Singh told SAPeople at a beach event afterwards. There were tears shed by the international audience as the […]

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‘Romeo and Juliet’ child nude scene lawsuit: Judge throws out case

By Hennely Nel 26-05-23 18:53

A child abuse lawsuit over a nude scene filed by actors who played star-crossed lovers in Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 “Romeo and Juliet” will be thrown out, a California judge said Thursday. Olivia Hussey was 15 and Leonard Whiting 16 when they starred in the Oscar-winning film of William Shakespeare’s tragedy from Hollywood studio Paramount Pictures. The film […]

Streaming TODAY: New streaming releases on 26 May 2023

By Mimi Mfundisi 26-05-23 15:35

Looking for something to watch tonight? Check out all the new streaming releases from all your favourite platforms. Scrolling through Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Disney Plus to find something to watch can be a hustle, that is why we give you daily updates on what to stream. Here are the new streaming releases for TODAY: […]

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Ethiopian ancient tradition: The recreation of ancient manuscript

By Hennely Nel 26-05-23 13:25

Armed with a bamboo ink pen and a steady hand, Ethiopian Orthodox priest Zelalem Mola carefully copies text in the ancient Ge’ez language from a religious book onto a goatskin parchment. This painstaking task is preserving an ancient tradition, all the while bringing him closer to God, says the 42-year-old. At the Hamere Berhan Institute […]

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SA’s largest visual arts festival to be hosted in Joburg this weekend

By Mimi Mfundisi 26-05-23 11:57

OpenStudios.Joburg takes place in the City of Gold this weekend, bringing art aficionados two days of unrivalled artistic indulgence. Joburg is one of the continent’s most celebrated art cities, filled with a network of studio spaces that gives life to the city’s status as one of the continent’s premier art cities. OPENSTUDIOS JOHANNESBURG Last year […]

Hollywoodbets Durban July

Five designers to look out for at the Durban July

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 18:10

The 2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July is set to be the most anticipated sporting and fashion event of the year. The 2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July is set to be the most anticipated sporting and fashion event of the year. The annual iconic sporting and social event will feature six trailblazing fashion designers selected to be part […]

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Tina Turner on her concerts in apartheid SA: ‘I was naïve’

By Hennely Nel 25-05-23 16:21

The late great Tina Turner is celebrated for her superstar status as a music artist. The singer – who died at age 83 on Wednesday, 24 May, at her home in Switzerland – has also been remembered for her performances in South Africa. The rock n roll star faced controversy for visiting Mzansi during the […]

Westlife

Westlife add extra night to South Africa tour

By Mimi Mfundisi 23-05-23 19:44

Westlife have extended their The Wild Dreams Tour and will be performing for a third night at SunBet Arena, Time Square in Pretoria. Westlife, one of pop music’s most influential boybands, has extended its The Wild Dreams Tour and will be performing for a third night at SunBet Arena, Time Square in Pretoria. ALSO READ | Kim Kardashian reveals […]

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Belinda Davids to perform Whitney Houston tribute shows in Joburg this year

By Hennely Nel 23-05-23 10:14

South African singer and impersonator Belinda Davids will be bringing the Greatest Love of All tour to Johannesburg this August. ALSO READ: Taylor Swift yells at security guard while performing ‘Bad Blood’ Davids is currently on an international tour, bringing the sound of Whitney Houston to audiences across Europe. She will be touring New Zealand next month, before coming […]

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LIST: World’s most stunning cemeteries to visit

By Hennely Nel 22-05-23 10:31

Yes, that’s right. Though it may be hard to think of a cemetery as beautiful, there are a number of cemeteries that attract millions of visitors every year. In some instances, cemeteries are included on the list of places to visit by many tourists that travel to certain destinations. ALSO READ: Solo travelling: Reasons why […]

2023 DFM official projects

Durban FilmMart Institute announces official projects

By Cassie Jo 17-05-23 15:23

The 2023 Durban FilmMart (DFM), Africa’s premier coproduction and finance market, has selected 28 projects for its Pitch and Finance Forum. Under the theme African Constellations, the 14th DFM takes place from 21 – 24 July 2023 as a 4-day physical event in Durban, South Africa.   The Pitch and Finance Forum functions as a crucial […]

Philippi pair beat crime and Covid with fast-food business

How Philippi pair beat crime and Covid with their fast-food business

By Fazila Olla 16-05-23 11:18

The Covid pandemic nearly undid years of effort by Philippi entrepreneurs Siphamadla Mavumengwana and Siphumeze Ramncwana. For two years, their fast-food business was closed and their staff laid off. But the pair have bounced back and in spite of daily struggles with crime, Estratweni Mobile Foods is thriving. Entrepreneurs Siphamadla Mavumengwana and Siphumeze Ramncwana started […]

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More SA city and town name changes on the horizon in 2023

By Hennely Nel 09-05-23 13:06

The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture aims to publish at least three national gazettes later in 2023 detailing name changes for cities, towns, villages and rivers in the country. WATCH | When the fastest woman in the world turns up to run the parents race at her kid’s school In the department’s annual performance plan for 2023/24, it […]

LGBTQIA+

Hlengiwe Buthelezi runs her own race as a queer activist

By Mimi Mfundisi 02-05-23 17:55

Activism involves speaking up for minorities and the voiceless. Queer activist Hlengiwe Buthelezi speaks to us about the challenges of it all. Queer Activist Hlengiwe Buthelezi. Images via Instagram: @Hlegs55 Queer liberation in Africa is still a dream. That’s why we need the bravery of LGBTIQIA+ activists to keep trying to fight against those who […]

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Solo travelling: Reasons why it is worth it

By Hennely Nel 02-05-23 17:28

Many people cannot not even fathom the idea of taking a trip to some far away (or nearby) destination. The thought of solo travelling is just too terrifying for some. As nice as it is to have company while exploring the world or even just a small corner of one’s own country for that matter, […]

Miss SA

Miss SA entrants can now have tattoos, piercings and kids

By Hennely Nel 02-05-23 14:22

Entries to Miss South Africa (Miss SA) are officially open, and this time the beauty pageant is making history with its new, all-inclusive entry requirements. After announcing that married women can compete in the national competition, organisers have gone a step further with more. ALSO READ: Amy Kleinhans-Curd: 5 Facts of Former Miss SA and ‘RHOWL’ […]

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