[cm_ad_changer group_id="2"]

Farewell to Bra Mesh Mapetla- Jazz genius

Farewell to Bra Mesh Mapetla- Jazz genius

The scene, set out for a farewell of a societal luminary, resembled razzmatazz than what the Book of Ecclesiastes reminded mortals as there being a time to die. Rather, an appropriate description of what unfolded could be found ensconced in the verses of American poet, Langston Hughes and South African counterpart, Donato “Zinga” Mattera, respectively! […]

Meat Meet scoops SAs best shisanyama status

Meat Meet scoops SAs best shisanyama status

Operating out of Diepkloof, and in existence since 2001, the family business, run by the trio of founder, Homi Nyakale and her daughter, Khothatso and son, Khunou – proved to be the most popular eatery at the event presented by beer brand, Windhoek. In the lead-up to their moment of victory, the entity had gone […]

South African triumphs at the SA Open

South African triumphs at the SA Open

Becoming the last man standing by carding a 6-shot victory, the 36-year old Mossel Bay-born golfer made it a case of happy hunting grounds of sorts by returning to a club where 22 years back in 1996, his father, Piet and that of fellow Major winner, Charl Schwartzel – had brought the teenage duo to […]

The day the ‘Truck of Love’ came into the Place of Love

The day the ‘Truck of Love’ came into the Place of Love

Loaded with goods ranging from a stove, washing machine, kettles, irons, schoolbags, stationery, disposable nappies and packets of washing powder – the excited residents, ranging in age from 4 to 18, assembled around the back of the vehicle branded in red and emblazoned with the likenesses of presenters such as Anele Mdoda [from 94.7, the […]

10 Days and Nights 29 Meals with Nelson Mandela

10 Days and Nights 29 Meals with Nelson Mandela

The inspirational words boomed within the walls of the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus’ Imbizo Hall. Trademark par for course – they rolled off the tongue of an American icon whose identity is synonymous with success and giving: Oprah Winfrey. Product of a rags-to-riches biography, the luminary dubbed the “Queen of All Media”, was delivering […]

Lucas Radebe teams up with Jawitz Properties for the #RealLifeRealEstate series

Lucas Radebe teams up with Jawitz Properties for the #RealLifeRealEstate series

In the series, the former Kaizer Chiefs centre-back, who happens to be a Jawitz Properties client -tackles the emotionally-compelling story of ‘what makes a house a home?’ With omnipresent celebrity, the bespectacled Masego “Maps” Maponyane present at the Milkbar restaurant venue, the man fondly referred to in local footballing circles as, “Rhoo” diverted from his speech by acknowledging the presence of the […]

Sho’t Left to Bloem turned into ‘Idibala’

Sho’t Left to Bloem turned into ‘Idibala’

He made this part cynical remark whilst surrounded by numerous padlocks of varying sizes and hues with hundreds of messages inscribed on them – suspended on the narrow 1919 Parys Suspension Bridge, and whilst below, gaiety-pumped urchins swam, together with a pet dog, in the rather green water of the provinces- straddling and Life-sustaining river. […]

Soweto Marathon brings out the best -yet again- from an Ethiopian

Soweto Marathon brings out the best -yet again- from an Ethiopian

Former Iron Man, Nick Bester’s Nedbank Running Club’s Ethiopian athlete, Sintayehu Legese Yinesu broke the tape at the finish line clock registering, 2:19:10  – as he claimed “The People’s Race” for an unprecedented fourth time in the men’s category. With an impressive 30 000 runners, numbering among them, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Premier David Makhura, Sports and […]

SA’s best shisanyama search

SA’s best shisanyama search

They paid visits to prominent Soweto spots, Kwa Lichaba in Orlando West on Saturday and e’SocialLink at Doornkop, on Sunday – as the brewery, Windhoek continued its quest to identify eight finalists who would ultimately vie for R1 million in winners’ prizes! Although “el kasico” [the latest marketing nickname the Soweto Derby has been tagged […]

Samora Machel- by Kok Nam

Samora Machel- by Kok Nam

That background is contained in Nam’s monochromatic photography book on the Mozambican leader titled: Samora Machel by Kok Nam.  Number 13 in the African Lives Series, an independent writing and publishing initiative which aims to contribute to a postcolonial intellectual history of South Africa, the book – by CTP Printers and under the editorship of […]

1 2 3 12