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Sam Nhlengethwa’s 40 year Journey in the Arts World

Sam Nhlengethwa’s 40 year Journey in the Arts World

S“I listen to music so deeply when I paint.” This oop-pop-a-dah scene is painted by Alex Dodd regarding his encounter with artist/collagist, Sam Nhlengethwa at the Bag Factory in Fordsburg – in a segment titled, Jazz and the Retrieval of Lost Histories, a 2006 independently published monograph by Goodman Gallery Editions. Dodd’s scenario a choog-chooged […]

When the Boerboels showed up in Soweto

When the Boerboels showed up in Soweto

Motloung couldn’t buy his son one (as junior had specifically requested) but instead, one day came home with a puppy. From Rokafela Boerboels and existing under Gauteng Boerboels Kennel Union, the owner of no less than 15 of the breed, was at his post as one of event co-ordinators at the very first Soweto Boerboels […]

Year of think art on the move for the RMB Turbine Art Fair

Year of think art on the move for the RMB Turbine Art Fair

Heading into its seventh year since its inception back in 2013 and also digging roots at a new address along  trendy Illovo Boulevard, the RMB Turbine Art Fair has with ensuing time, enjoyed a growth trajectory in the leaps and bounds quotient – starting with some 2000 visitors at inception and experiencing a zenith of […]

Dialogue on Youth in Tourism on Soweto couches

Dialogue on Youth in Tourism on Soweto couches

SFrom Kliptown-based Soweto Chefs Academy running courses sans electricity for extended periods to the unsatisfactory standards of graduates and interns from the country’s FET institutions, the extent to which a crucial demographic – said to number around some six million – finds itself up against whilst caught up in a transition between equipping itself for […]

KFCs final straw!

KFCs final straw!

The welcome commitment was spelt out at an occasion held, aptly, at the Wits Origins Centre and attended by representatives of the food giant, the academic institution, members of the media, Instagram globetrotting celebrity Maps Maponyane and comedian, Jonathan Goliath. Walking around with the assistance of a crutch, Goliath, who directed the program on the […]

Sipho ‘Msikos’ Maseko outreach

Sipho ‘Msikos’ Maseko outreach

A drive begun by the popular media practitioner, socialite and caring community builder in 2011 and carried through annually even after his untimely passing on at the age of 47 – it has, thanks to members of the society he used to spearhead, his dear family and neighbourhood acquaintances whose lives he touched in various […]

Hotstixed in Soweto!

Hotstixed in Soweto!

We had been invited for an evening of artistic engagement and cocktails and just so as not to abruptly leave the occasion prematurely on account of the unavailability of taxis after hours, and given that he happened to be a Pimville neighbour – I had excused myself and him from said ladies rendezvous to request […]

Happiness in every pupil’s bite

Happiness in every pupil’s bite

Also a case of the rendezvous of the RCL Food brand’s payoff line of, “Happiness in every bite” and the no fee paying institution’s motto of: Our deeds shall speak – the welfare initiative to the 1029 scholar-strong institution was the culmination of a roadshow which witnessed Sunbake delivering a total of 40 000 sandwiches in […]

Ignited at The Lyric

Ignited at The Lyric

Admitting to have a penchant for feathers, the blond coiffured show’s director, producer and choreographer whetted entertainment seekers by promising a spectacle of beautiful girls and long legs to the casino environment.  “I must say that there is a lot of feathers throughout the whole show, so it is quite a glamorous show, glossy show […]

Jozi Walk in Sehonghong sa Thuto

Jozi Walk in Sehonghong sa Thuto

The nonagenarian, ‘University of Makana’ (as Robben Island is referred to by those once interned on it) ‘alumni’ delivered the self-deprecating remark in response to a visitor’s suggestion that he ought to also be recognized in a similar vein to former co-accused, the late Ahmed ‘Kathy’ Kathrada – an unveiling of whose statue, Ntate Mlangeni […]

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