Okmalumkoolkat aka Simiso Zwane has officially returned from Australia after serving his one month sentence in Tasmania. We are pleased to announce that he is in good health and ready to address his fans. His statement is as follows:
I am writing this letter to my fans as Simiso Zwane, not as Okmalumkoolkat. I say this because it was Simiso Zwane who was out there in that Tasmanian prison.
Now, I know there has been speculation and misconception about my case. I was charged with assault with intent of indecency and assault with intent. I fully understand the magnitude of this issue. I have had time by myself to reflect on things most important to me and I am working through everything. I have served my time in jail in another continent and have endured hardships of the sentence that was handed to me. I would like to move on with my life. Continue reading
It’s with sadness in our hearts that we announce the end of Zebra & Giraffe. Kirstenbosch Gardens (20th March 2016) will be our last show for the foreseeable future.We’d like to thank each and every one of our fans over the years – your support and love for our music has made this amazing journey possible. To our families and friends – thank you for your love and support, for believing in us, and for putting up with all the craziness! To the people who’ve played an integral part in making this band what it is, we thank you for all your hard work and loyalty (Jess, Darryl, Marinus, Karl, Tania, Shy,Cian, Darren, Andrew, Rob, Bert, Liny, Cath, Christine, Marcus, Warwick, Maryke). To all our fellow SA musos that we’ve shared the stage with, partied with, and toured with – keep rocking, keep the dream alive, thank you for all the good times, the late nights, the hangovers, but most off all – the music!
Over the past 8 years we’ve achieved so many things that we’re proud of; we’ve poured our hearts and souls into every recording and every show, but the time has come for each of us to move on to different things.
We leave you with our final release – a fitting song called Redefine. Download it on Soundcloud for free, and play it loud!
Greg, Alan, Mike & Stef.
After a fantastic season one, the action packed and entertaining telenovela Gold Diggers comes to an end on Friday, 11 March at 8PM.
Lives are put at risk, family ties are tested and hearts are broken when e.tv‘s second 8PM telenovela, Gold Diggers comes to an end. The telenovela explored the dynamics of the mining industry, family feuds and relationships. The final episode promises to be nothing short of dramatic, things take an unpredictable turn when more shocking secrets are revealed. Continue reading
The Jackson family name has long been synonymous with fame, fortune and controversy. In The Jacksons: Next Generation, which starts on Wednesday 16 at 20.45, this six-part series reveals an inside look into the lives of members of this iconic family. After the passing of the legendary Michael Jackson, the responsibility of managing the Jackson family legacy fell onto the shoulders of Tito’s sons: Taryll, Taj and TJ. Told from their perspective, The Jacksons: Next Generation grants viewers an unprecedented look into the inner workings of the Jackson family and the heart, drama and chaos that inevitably accompany each family member.
CAPE TOWN. – The Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) is committed to the promotion of non-sexism as part of the advancements of human rights and freedoms and the achievement of equality in South African society.
“The WPCA proudly subscribes to the values in the consistution of South Africa, including values such as human dignity, non-racialism and non-sexism,” said Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the Cape Cobras.
“Therefore we won’t tolerate sexism, sexual predjudice, sexist remarks of sexist language of any nature at grounds under the auspices of the WPCA,” he added.
“Our stance against sexism is as firm as is the case against any form of racism and racial prejudice,” he said. Continue reading
The remarkable Hidden in Silence is based on the true life events of the 13 member Diamant family who were hid in the attic of two Polish orphans during the Holocaust and has been described as heart-breaking and inspiring as Schindler’s List.
It is the winner of the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Long Form – Television and tells of the orphaned Catholic sisters Stefania and Helena Podgorska, ages 16 and 9, who hid the Diamant family in the attic of their home during World War 2. Stefania had worked in the Diamant family’s grocery store before the Nazi invasion of Poland.
While some stand silent, Stefania (portrayed by ER’s Kellie Martin) chooses the role of a saviour and sneaks 13 Jews into her attic. Every day, she risks detection – and immediate execution – by smuggling food and water to the silent group living above her. And when two German nurses are assigned to her living quarters, the chances of discovery become dangerously high. This is the true story of a young woman’s selfless commitment and unwavering resolve in the face of war. The Diamants remained in the attic for two-and-a-half years and survived the Holocaust. Continue reading
Durban – The SAPS has to pay more than R1.2 million to compensate an Umhlanga car dealership after an out-of-the-box Jaguar was written off in an accident caused by a policeman.
The black Jaguar F type, V8 SC was the launch vehicle of the model which was being introduced in South Africa at the time. It was valued at more than R1.3 million, but, after the accident – which occurred on the N3 near the Spaghetti Junction a Sunday afternoon in July 2013 – it was sold for scrap for R112 000 and Jaguar Umhlanga sued the minister of police and the policeman for the balance.
In the recent trial before Durban High Court Judge Themba Sishi, the driver, Trevor Clack, employed as the dealership’s brand manager, said he was taking the car on a test drive before the launch in the coming week.
“The sky was blue and the visibility was clear,” he said.
As he passed The Pavilion Shopping Centre, he changed lanes from the extreme right-hand one to the middle one.
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Pretoria, 03 March 2016- The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) public service radio station, IKwekwezi FM meaning ‘The Star’ has been shining for 33 years. During this time, the station used the tagline; ‘Lapho Sikhona Kunokukhanya’.
In celebrating this incredible milestone, the radio station has embarked on a new, brand campaign tagged: ‘Kukhanya Bha’ meaning ‘wherever we are, it shines bright’. The new slogan highlights not only the presence of light but also the ability to shine.
This brand campaign further entrenches the heritage of IKwekwezi FM, as a progressive brand showcasing the Ndebele culture. The campaign celebrates the history of the station and captures the imagination of the ever-evolving listener, who is exposed to the world of technology, trends and other culture, who desires to remain, rooted in their heritage. Continue reading
But life was often a struggle for this once unemployed single mother.
“My life looks like a fairy tale in many ways, but you have to remember that life is not a fairy tale. I was the American Idol but at the time I couldn’t even read a fairy tale to my four-year-old daughter,” she revealed in her biography Life is Not a Fairytale.
Her book has been turned into a movie of the same title which airs on True Movies (DStv Channel 138) on both Monday March 7 &14 at 20h45.
“But was my past, and where I am now is my future. We all go through things and the things I went through made me who I am today,” she says. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Hout Bay Gateway Precinct Project is well under way and is expected to be completed by the end of June 2016. The upgrade of the Imizamo Yethu entrance, in particular, forms part of the City’s broader commitment to this community.
The R5 million Hout Bay Gateway Precinct Project comprises the upgrading of the pedestrian environment along Hout Bay Main Road and Victoria/NR Mandela Roads to provide the community with safer paved walkways to schools, taxis, the MyCiTi stations and the clinic.
The upgrading of the intersection is part of a series of interventions in this area such as the construction of the MyCiTi station and the upgrading of the sports complex.
Further improvements to the area include: paving walkways and larger public spaces; creating retaining walls to stabilise soil embankments; providing low seating walls, lighting and playground equipment; and planting trees. Continue reading