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Sunshine Ladies Tour gives the Soweto Country Club a test-run

Sunshine Ladies Tour gives the Soweto Country Club a test-run

Having had its gates shut since the most part of the preceding year for a much-needed refurbishment, the Pimville-located 18-hole golf course – the only one of its kind in a South African area demarcated as a township – finally, although not officially (as per the wont of bureaucrats who are sticklers for pomp and […]

Bucs becomes first SA u/17 team to win Future Champs tourney

Bucs becomes first SA u/17 team to win Future Champs tourney

It brought to an end a magnificent six days of action, where some of the top young players in the world competed for the prestigious Under-17 prize. The final of the girl’s competition was also played on Saturday, with SAFA Johannesburg running out 2-1 victors over Dr BW Vilakazi Secondary School in a battle between […]

Chasing the storm at the Gold Reef City

Chasing the storm at the Gold Reef City

Practicing core ass-kicking!  Kick their asses in every angle. The imploration (in a mixture of Zulu and English) emblazoned onto a fellow member of the Fourth Estate’s T-shirt could well have been directed at Jozi’s notable amusement location, Gold Reef City Theme Park’s newest thrill ride, the Storm Chaser – that, ahead of the public’s […]

Musical chairs at Aunt Dot’s farewell

Musical chairs at Aunt Dot’s farewell

They can then grow into a powerful, recognizable force within the ranks of our broad liberation movement throughout our country and beyond!”  Delivering his address at the farewell ceremony to departed singer, Dorothy “Mam’D” Masuka  inside the Soweto Campus of the University of Johannesburg’s Imbizo Hall, incumbent South African Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi […]

Malume’s Painting

Malume’s Painting

Of a midweek morning with the country engulfed by the drudgery of electricity load-shedding, the curiosity and enthusiasm of pupils from Penryn College, McCauley House and Nizamiye School combined to radiate the sort of ambience within the Manie Manim theatre, enough to pulsate the energy shortcomings! The script couldn’t have been more apt, what with […]

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 […]