Friday, August 18, 2017

Thunder Tour cars will roar into EL

A CAVALCADE of more than 50 muscle cars, rat rods, street rods and supercars left Pretoria last Sunday on the eighth annual Thunder Tour...

What’s On the GO! – 10 August

Today ● Are you ready to join our motivated group? The University of the Third Age (U3A) caters to people of a so called ‘mature...

Date set for Dumi Masilela’s memorial service

Dumi Masilela Picture: Dumi Masilela / Instagram Actor Dumi Masilela’s memorial service will take place in Kempton Park‚ Johannesburg on Women’s Day. His family have confirmed a...

‘I take full responsibility for the errors’- Bonang’s book publisher

Just hours before friends‚ family and fans gathered at the ultra-posh Diamond Walk in Sandton City to celebrate the launch of Bonang’s book‚ Bonang: From...

Future actors vie for honours

Schools to compete in EC drama festival THE Alexander Playhouse’s Eastern Cape High School Drama Festival preparations are well under way with the first round...

Hypnotic night of fun with Andre back in town

By Nonsindiso Qwabe Andre the hypnotist is in town! … and at the snap of his fingers, you might find yourself embracing a total stranger or...

What’s on the GO! – 3 August edition

Today ● Are you ready to join our motivated group? The University of the Third Age (U3A) caters to people of a so called mature...

Exhibitions paying tribute to SA’s musical heritage

THE Alliance Française Southern Africa, with support from the French institute South Africa (IFAS) and the Samro foundation, will present September Jive, encompassing two...

DJ Luckeez on a high with ‘Sijik’ilanga’ slot

By Poliswa Plaatjie-Sejosing Hosting a daytime show is a dream come true, says Umhlobo Wenene FM’s Sijik’ilanga co-host DJ Luckeez Mfowethu. The Mdantsane radio DJ’s real name...

‘Africans imitate other people’s cultures at their own expense‚’ says Hugh...

Legendary musician Hugh Masekela has revealed that his ‘obsession’ with heritage has motivated his strong views against weaves and the increasing use of English...

Border Blacktips gear up for Rock, Surf event

ON August 5 the Border Blacktips RASSPL (Rock and Surf Super Pro League) team will be hosting their third rock n surf angling competition...

Lead dancer back on stage of first steps

As a little girl she honed her ballet skills on the Port Elizabeth Opera House stage and this week Meghan Henegan returns as the...

What’s on the GO! – July 27

Today ● Are you ready to join our motivated group? The University of the Third Age (U3A) caters to people of a so-called “mature age”,...

Exhibit highlights current relevance of 60s black power art

The Sixties was the heroic age of African-American politics, producing movements and concepts whose implications have reverberated through the world ever since: Civil rights,...

Wild Women bond raising funds

Every year a group of strong, energetic, fun-loving women head for Wild Coast beaches in the joyful Wild Women on the Run adventure run...

The Wound scoops two awards at Durban International Film Festival

Nakhane Touré walked away with the Best Actor award at the prestigious Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) over the weekend for his role on...

Hilarious hypnotist back again

ANDRE the Hilarious Hypnotist might not be the cultural highlight of the East London theatre landscape, but his show always proves to be popular,...

‘F*ck Everyone’ Die Antwoord to be immortalised in comic book

Die Antwoord are gunning for immortality with a new comic book set to be launched at the world famous San Diego International Comic-Con launch on Thursday. The...

What’s On the GO! – 20 July

Today ● University of the Third Age meets on the second Thursday of each month at 9.30am, cost R 10 per visitor and R5 for...

DJ Sbu adds some Vrrrrrpha to his MoFaya range

DJ Sbu’s desire to become a billionaire evidently increases by the second and the entrepreneur has now launched a ‘premium’ version of MoFaya that...

Letshego Zulu conquers Kilimanjaro for Gugu

Exactly one year after racing car driver Gugu Zulu died while trying to climb Mount Kilimanjaro‚ his wife Letshego Zulu conquered the grueling trek...

Mischievous Abby becomes a dad again

Well-known for poking his head into tents, stealing the odd sarmie and getting fresh with light poles, Abby, the Areena Riverside Resort giraffe, has...

Festival numbers down

Attendance numbers for this year’s National Arts Festival dropped by 10.2%.The 43rd instalment of the annual event, billed as Africa’s biggest and boldest celebration...

‘I won’t apologise to a crook’ Thabiso stands by Mzwakhe Mbuli...

Speaking to sister newspaper TshisaLIVE‚ Thabiso said that he did not receive a letter from Mzwakhe’s lawyers and would not apologise. Poet Mzwakhe Mbuli was...

Lerato Kganyago learns to embrace her ‘African body’

Lerato Kganyago describes her battle with weight as somewhat of a roller coaster ride over the past few years‚ however she has finally learnt...

Fun week for youth

VARIOUS local churches and organisations have come together to present youngsters in East London with their first Youth Week – a week filled with...

Zahara doesn’t care about dating a ‘Ben 10’

Zahara has spoken out about not being concerned that her new boyfriend Ian Sibiya is younger than her‚ saying the age difference “doesn’t change...

WHEN I GROW UP

Stirling Baptist Church's  holiday club last week took place in five different venues around East London catering to different age groups. Friday was the...

Find Synergy with von Memerty

LET’S DANCE: Ian von Memerty, ‘the king of versatility’ is joined by his wife Vivienne, ‘the queen of dance’, as they explore some of...

What’s on the GO – 13 July

Today ● Are you ready to join our motivated group? The University of the Third Age (U3A) caters to people of a so called ‘mature...

German Shepherds on show at nationals

THE National IPO Championships took place in East London over the weekend , showcasing the top German Shepherd dogs in IPO Sport from all...

Music veteran Ray Phiri has died

According to reports by the SABC music veteran Ray Phiri has died after a battle with lung cancer. The star was recently admitted to a...

Chi Mhende steps out of transgender role

Actress Chi Mhende‚ who stole the spotlight as a woman playing a boy who became a transgender woman on Generations: The Legacy is preparing for a...

Controversy over pleas to help Ray Phiri with cancer battle

A crowd-funding initiative to support veteran musician Ray Phiri has turned sour after the Stimela hitmaker’s family pulled the plug on attempts to raise...

Property: spotlight on Bathurst

Residents say that the Eastern Cape town of Bathurst is so much more than just the home of the world’s largest artificial pineapple. The Pineapple...

Cute SA kid gives Alicia Keys ‘a run for her money’...

US megastar Alicia Keys has been bowled over by a four-year-old South African girl’s rendition of her track In Common‚ which has gone viral. Tirivashe...

Buttery magic for EL

AFTER a highly successful four-week tour in Thailand, Guy Buttery returns to South Africa with a string of concerts, including one at The Arts...

Tribal Cats all revved up for Kei rally

THE Tribal Cats biking club will be holding their first mini rally over the weekend at the Bush Pig in Kei Mouth. Started by Louis...

Jaziel Brothers all set for The Venue gig

MULTI award-winning duo Jaziel Brothers will grace the East London stage this Saturday with their most loved songs, performing at The Venue at Hemingways. They...

DJ Bongz leaves Mabala Noise

One of the original founders of Mabala Noise‚ DJ Bongz has announced that he has left the stable‚ which he has co-owned with politician...

Zizo Beda bags prime time radio slot

A “consistent” decline in listeners has led to major reshuffling at uMhlobo Wenene FM’s afternoon drive show. Umhlobo Wenene FM’s Zizo Tshwete says she is...

Jaziel Brothers to entertain EL fans

Platinum-selling duo the Jaziel Brothers kicks off their national tour at The Venue@Hemingways, East London, this weekend. Brothers Luthando and Ntobeko Ngcizela made their debut...

Searing and profound works

Performance artists put their bodies on the line to express deep, complex issues, often about wounds. On stage, this can be wounding for both...

A roaring success

BSCA’s annual 1660 Challenge a stunner with massive 22-car field THE Border Stock Car Association’s (BSCA) annual 1660 Challenge took place on June 17 at...

Reel in big prizes at second Rock n Surf

Cast a line at Rock n Surf THIS Saturday, the Border Blacktips RASSPL (Rock and Surf Super Pro League) team will be hosting their second...

Paying it forward: Vicky’s birthday bash a success.

LAST week the Dynamic Body Studio-owner and Pilates instructor, Vicky Luff, held a show in honour of her birthday. The show was aimed at raising...

Prepare to exercise funny bone: Curtains all set to rise tomorrow...

The City of Saints is being draped in red, white and blue as it prepares to usher in thousands of people for the biggest...

Kwesta is launching a kiddies singing competition

Not content with taking over award ceremonies and radio playlists, Kwesta is set to step into the world of talent scouting with a brand new music...

Moving Selborne play of Soweto uprisings at NAF

SELBORNE College’s play Tableaux in Red: Oil on Canvas, 1976 from writer and director, Jo Stemmet, will be performed at this year’s National Arts...

Digital project to sell finest artwork in US

A former East Londoner with an inspiring inclination to promote high-end, handcrafted, beautiful wares that tell an African story, is on the lookout for...