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Back To Back showing off their parkour skills at the Johannesburg theatre auditions. 

The new season SA’s Got Talent is in full swing with the theatre auditions in Cape Town and Johannesburg taking place recently. The majority of the acts that auditioned brought their A game with a few failing to impress the judges. The show’s motto of ‘Any Act, Any Age’ really shone in this year’s theatre audition phase.

Marlon Davids, MD of e.tv Channel Divisions is excited about the upcoming contestants on the new season ofSA’s Got Talent. ‘We saw so many different types of talent at the theatre auditions. It’s very tough at the moment to pinpoint a possible winner as this year is a strong competition between all the contestants. We wish them all the best of luck and look forward to welcoming Mzansi’s next big star to the e.tv family.’ says Davids.  Continue reading

Acclaimed writer and director Lara Foot’s latest play, The Inconvenience of Wings, brings bipolar disorder and friendships into the spotlight, at the Baxter this July and August, following its world premiere at the National Arts Festival

Lara Foot, the National Arts Festival 2016 Featured Artist and 1996 Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre, has assembled a stellar cast and creative team for the much anticipated world premiere of her latest play, The Inconvenience of Wings.

Following its debut at the festival, the production – starring Jennifer Steyn, Andrew Buckland and Mncedisi Shabangu – transfers to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio from 12 July to 13 August at 7.30pm nightly with Saturday matinees at2.30pm.

Set in a landscape of memory and dreams, The Inconvenience of Wings tackles the issues of friendship, dysfunction, addiction and angels. Sara (Steyn) has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder; she is compulsive, alive and hates women who know how to make cupcakes. Paul (Buckland), her husband, is on a mission to find a cure for her afflictions and Professor James (Shabangu) quietly tries to save Paul from the inconvenience of his wings Continue reading

26 – 29 JANUARY 2017, BREEDE RIVER, SWELLENDAM.

Ticket sales for one of the most loved summer festivals in the Western Cape, Jägermeister presents Up The Creek 2017, are now open. Although we are currently all wrapped up in scarves and coats, a little dreaming of superb live acts in the summer sun, carefree in a beautiful river, with good friends and lilos of all shapes and sizes, is just the thing to warm us up. Something amazing to look forward to!

Over the past 26 years, Up The Creek has grown into the ‘finest little festival’ on the banks of the Breede River. Music lovers, partygoers and contenders for the ‘Anything That Floats’ competition come together for a weekend of partying and dancing to incredible music. The river stage is unique to Up The Creek: it is literally built on the edge of the river bank so that everyone can enjoy the music while splashing in the water and floating on lilos. Just imagine the fun and good vibes and then book your ticket to make this weekend come true. Continue reading

Agri-Expo Livestock se doel is om die veebedryf ten toon te stel en te bevorder, sodat daar `n platform vir handel geskep word en die jeug ook aangemoedig word om in die landbousektor betrokke te raak. Die expo sal van Donderdag, 13 Oktober tot Saterdag, 15 Oktober 2016 by Sandringham, net buite Stellenbosch, plaasvind.

Tydens hierdie gesogte geleentheid sal besoekers wêreldklas beeskampioenskappe,  jeugskoue en baie meer kan ervaar, terwyl die hoogtepunt die kroning van die Suiwelkoningin en Rooivleiskoning of -koningin sal wees. Agri-Expo Livestock fokus op die volgende sektore: Voeding, Genetika, Dieregesondheid, Higiëne, Melk- en Suiweltoerusting, Dienste, Opleidingsinstellings, en Waardeketting-produkte.

Die expo is familie-vriendelik, en daar sal elke dag baie aktiwiteite vir oud en jonk wees. Johan Ehlers, hoof uitvoerende beampte, sê dat die expo die opvoeding van die jeug oor die belangrikheid van die veebedryf as uiters belangrik ag en dat hulle doelbewus idees implementeer om dit te bevorder. Continue reading

As two take a back seat and three get ready to burn up the Cape, Prime Circle will get hot and heavy in the Western Cape this July when they peel off the musical layers for the Let the Night In – Deluxe Edition – Stripped Down Tour.

The five members of South Africa’s most-loved rock outfit have just returned from a successful tour of clubs and festivals in Germany and Austria, promoting their first official European album release – the deluxe edition of their acclaimed album Let the Night In.

Now, singer-guitarist Ross Learmonth, keyboard player Neil Breytenbach and percussionist Dale Schnettler are heading to the fairest Cape to bring a pared-down but no less sizzling live set to local fans.

Marco Gomes (bass) and Dirk Bisschoff (lead guitar) are sitting out this tour, but will be back in action with the band once the Stripped Down Tour is completed. Continue reading

Participants take part in the parade at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, Saturday 12 July 2014. This is the fifth annual street parade, which marks the close of the festival. (Photo: CUEPIX/Michelle Cunliffe)

Participants take part in the parade at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, Saturday 12 July 2014. This is the fifth annual street parade, which marks the close of the festival. (Photo: CUEPIX/Michelle Cunliffe)

A 365-Day Perspective

Monday, June 27, 2016 — Grahamstown is once again centre stage as the National Arts Festival gears up for launch on 30 June 2016. The resident population of 70 000 will swell to include tens of thousands more visitors and many businesses are preparing for good trade over the 11-day Festival period.

As a university town and the host of a cultural festival, creativity was already a key driver for development when the National Arts Festival brought a group of people together to conceptualise a project that would grow the local economy, and extend the impact of the annual event.

Together the group developed a programme of projects and events that, collectively, became known as the “Creative City Project”.

Today the project is chaired by the National Arts Festival and support comes from Makana Municipality, Sarah Baartman District Municipality, the European Union, Rhodes University, Fingo Festival, Makana Tourism, the Chamber of Commerce, Assumption Development Centre, and Eastern Cape Government.

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Blackrock is gearing up for the ultimate motoring event with the usual roaring car-engine symphonies and the exhilarating scent of motor oil on Saturday, 30 July 2016. The “Last Ride” car show is set to deliver all the adrenaline-pumping entertainment that motor enthusiasts could ever dream of.

The 2016 ““Last Ride” car show, in partnership with Supersonic Music & Audio, will feature various car competitions, such as the ‘DB Drag World Record Sound Competition’ and visitors will also get the chance to show-off what makes their machine the finest of them all.

“As this is the last instalment of the annual car show, it is going to be the best ever, we have everything on offer for any type of motor fanatic, whether you are into the loudest and technology-advanced sound systems, or keeping up with latest world trends in car interiors”, says Veneshrie Chetty, Marketing Manager at Blackrock Casino. Continue reading

On 18 July, Red & Yellow’s full-time students and staff will join forces for a one-day creative hustle to give back to the community through the power of marketing and design.

How will it work?

Red & Yellow are harnessing the combined talents of their marketing, design, and copywriting students, staff, and industry volunteers to give back to the community on Monday, 18 July 2016, from 13h00 – 17h00.

Volunteers will be assigned to a participating NGO, NPO or SME in need of assistance in one of two streams – creative or strategy. Volunteers will gain experience working for real clients by being their personal marketing hero or creative guru for the day, giving participating organisations the tools they need to source potential funding or support that will help them change the world.

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The City has acquired 32 baby simulators for use as part of the its substance abuse programme in schools. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate will soon incorporate 32 baby simulators into its Substance Abuse Programme for children.

The Directorate started the acquisition process in 2015 and took delivery of the simulators a few months ago. Each of its eight districts will receive four simulators including a healthy baby simulator, substance abuse addiction simulator, foetal alcohol syndrome simulator, and a shaken baby syndrome simulator.

‘The simulators are able to illustrate quite vividly the impact of substance abuse during pregnancy, the effects of child abuse, as well as the fact that parenting is no walk in the park. It is an unconventional method, but a pilot project last year showed that it works,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Social Development and Early Childhood Development, Councillor Suzette Little. Continue reading

JAMIE FOXX, TARAJI P. HENSON, JUSSIE SMOLLETT, SPIKE LEE, KARRUECHE TRAN & MORE ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTERS 

WILL.I.AM TO PRESENT BET INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL GOOD AWARD TO AKON

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Johannesburg/Lagos, 24 June 2016: BET has revealed that multi Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Stevie Wonder, will bring the house down during one of the multiple show-stopping performances spread throughout the show paying homage to Prince at the 16th annual “BET Awards” (Sunday 26 June 2016).

Also confirmed to take the stage are Young Thug, Jennifer Hudson, Erykah Badu, French Montana, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Tori Kelly, Beyoncé’s rising music duo CHLOE X HALLE  and Bilal, alongside previously announced performers Bryson Tiller, Usher, Desiigner, Future, Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Sheila E. and The Roots.
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