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The Big Issue: Vendor Art

By at September 30, 2015 | 12:00 pm
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Vendor artist Goodman Zenani is featured this month. Goodman Zenani has been a Big Issue vendor for more than five years. He has one child and loves spending time with his family. He also enjoys The Big Issue’s art classes, which provide him with a way to relax when he’s feeling troubled by life's problems. He sees art as a way to express himself, and this is his

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Telenovela fever steams up SA

By at September 30, 2015 | 8:00 am
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These serial dramas are meant to run for a finite period, but are such a hit among viewers that the temptation to extend them is hard to resist, writes Katlego Mhwanazi. Each weekday, local television audiences can savour a buffet of South African stories on channels that have latched on to the telenovela format. As a result, prime-time slots such as 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm

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A month after Art South Africa, the precursor to this magazine, was launched in 2002 a series of bomb blasts damaged homes, railway infrastructure and a mosque in the Soweto area of Johannesburg. One woman, Claudia Mokone, died in the terror attacks, planned by a group of white right-wingers. At the same time, in the economically embattled German town of Kassel, curator

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Pick of the Cape Town Fringe

By at September 29, 2015 | 10:00 am
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More Pick of the Fringe selections to help you choose from what's on offer at the Cape Town Fringe. Zolani Mahola's Pick of the Fringe Jazz with Asanda Mqiki - gorgeous voice, a rising star NAT - promises to be thought provoking theatre An Extraordinary Live - seen it and loved it Penny Youngleson's Pick of the Fringe What Goes UP - gives every audience

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“The most challenging thing is trying to make it look like it’s easy,” said South African comedian Trevor Noah during a test show, ahead of his debut as the new host of The Daily Show in the United States of America. Noah’s first ever show as the host of the late night satirical programme will air in the United States on September 28 at 11pm and in South Africa

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The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) will present Picture Perfect: A social history of hand-coloured photographic portraiture in 20th century South Africa with curators Ruth Sack and Lisa Espi. On Thursday, 1 October at 17:30 in Hiddingh Hall this Great Texts / Big Questions presentation opens The Portrait Racket exhibition, which closes on

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Pick of the Cape Town Fringe

By at September 28, 2015 | 10:00 am
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Cape Town Fringe has so many offerings - what to choose? Here are some Pick of the Fringe to help make that decision. Zabalaza Artistic Director, Thami aka Mbonga's Pick of the Fringe Uyabona Ke's Waterline Nu Breed Theatre's Last Cow Standing Uhambo Lomhambi feturing Zanele Radu Jazz Singer Asada Mqiki's Pick of the Fringe Blaqseed's Watering

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Come braai with me

By at September 28, 2015 | 8:00 am
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Two cookbooks give meat (and veggies) a grilling and give tips that will take your game to a new level, writes Matthew Burbridge. It’s probably the weather, but braaing in South Africa can really only be described as a cult. The recently published The Democratic Republic of Braai (Bookstore) by Jan Braai and Braai the Beloved Country (Jacana) by Jean Nel, from 2013,

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In celebration of Heritage Month, the City of Cape Town recently completed a project that records the history of Cape Town’s South Peninsula through stories. The aim of these stories is to support tourism development and to stimulate local interest by illustrating the rich heritage of the area. The City’s Environmental Resource Management Department has partnered

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These school holidays, teddy bears at the V&A Waterfront are inviting young visitors to join them for a lot more than just a picnic. In fact, Hamley and Hatty Bear will be at the Amphitheatre from 1pm to 2pm every day between 3 and 9 October, to invite children under 12 up on stage to participate in fun games and to win spot prizes. The two Hamleys bears form

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