Friday, September 25, 2020

Blaqverse to drop new single with DJ Ready D

EL-born musician Mvikeli Masuku, better known by his stagename Blaqverse, is gearing up to release a new single with SA hip-hop heavyweight DJ Ready...

ELPAS is calling all aspiring stars

Even though the lockdown has put serious restrictions on the local arts community, the East London Performing Arts Society (ELPAS) has come up with...

‘Lost Bullet’ pure lean, mean action

Fans of vehicular-based action films like Fast & The Furious are sure to find plenty to love with French director Guillaume Pierret’s debut feature,...

Facebook Messenger users can now secure chats with App Lock feature

Users can choose whether to lock the application with touch or Face ID Facebook has begun rolling out additional security features for its dedicated chat application, Messenger,...

‘Untraceable’ a horror- thriller for internet age

Untraceable is a horror film for the modern age, where exploration of the alienation and cruelty fostered by online anonymity seems to become more...

ELPAS’ ‘Broadway Unplugged’ to be streamed live at Arts Theatre

If lockdown has left you craving a good theatre fix, then worry no more. This Saturday, the East London Performing Arts Society (ELPAS) will be...

WATCH | How It’s time to reconsider the humble hadeda

Let’s paint a picture: one moment you’re in a deep slumber, untroubled by the cares of the world and floating through space on a...

Tourism industry optimistic despite R748m daily losses

NONKULULEKO NJILO The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) on Monday said it was confident the industry would survive the Covid-19 pandemic, despite recording...

Veteran actor Allen Booi passes away

KYLE ZEEMAN Veteran actor Allen Booi has died, talent agency Trinity Management confirmed in a statement on Monday. The star, who featured in several major productions,...

The 2020 Instagram rich list is out – here’s who made...

Visual social media planner Hooper HQ has released the top 100 Instagram 2020 rich list. It includes influencers in fitness, beauty, music and fashion among eight...

WATCH | The kangaroos who mastered the art of climbing trees

Goodfellow's tree kangaroos aren’t particularly down to earth. It’s not that they’re snobbish – although their mahogany coats do give them an air of...

Lockdown travel rules: can I go on holiday if I don’t...

After much confusion, regulations regarding leisure travel in level 3 are clear To take “leisure” bookings or not to take “leisure” bookings ... that, for...

WATCH | A sanctuary for animals rescued from heartbreak

If Noah offloaded his ark in the Cape Winelands, the results would look something like Butterfly World – a colourful, chaotic menagerie. A hedgehog scurries...

Lockdown has changed the way we shop, report finds

KGAUGELO MASWENENG South Africans are in the main still shopping during the day, showing persistent change in retail behaviour even though lockdown regulations have been...

Founder of Miss EC pageant in Mrs SA semifinal

The prestigious Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa pageant sees women from all over the country competing for the highly coveted title. One of the contestants...

Local director’s film debut a chilling modern fairy tale

One of the best things about Netflix is how it has provided an amazing platform for new independent talent. Case in point, this week we’re...

‘The energy is really special’: Giza pyramids reopen after three-month closure

Dozens of excited tourists snapped selfies as they wandered around Egypt's most iconic ancient site Egypt reopened its famed Giza pyramids to the public on...

How Nelson Mandela inspired Pienaar and Springboks to conquer the world

Francois Pienaar, even 25 years on, conveys a sense of disbelief and awe when he talks of that crisp Highveld winter's day that the...

Organisers say Paris Fashion Week will go ahead in September, vow...

Thousands are expected to descend on the French capital to see the Spring/Summer 2021 collection Paris women's fashion week is to go ahead in September,...

TikTok taking off in SA under lockdown

The mobile video-sharing app TikTok is surging in popularity among South African teens, a new study shows. But TikTok users — many younger than...

Google adds ‘fact-check’ label to images to curb fake news

The new labels will be based on the ClaimReview database established by independent fact-checkers Google said Monday it was adding fact-check labels to images as...

Become a master thief in ‘Styx: Master of Shadows’

JAMES FIELD Bare feet on stone steps, the soft patter hidden within the quiet clank of a guard's plate, a yell muffled by a hand,...

‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ is a darkly comedic adaptation

A Series of Unfortunate Events is the best kind of adaptation, one that is able to keep to the spirit of its source material...

Children tell us which apps are best for lockdown learning

When it comes to online platforms, children prefer YouTube and Netflix - but nothing compares to old-fashioned playing outside. So says Elaine Wang, cloud and...

Join brave quest in ‘For The King’ online, locally

JAMES FIELD The King is dead, chaos is rising, and all the land's heroes have fallen to the last. Time to send in the peasants! For The...

Walking the Comrades: Veteran runner hoping to complete race for first...

Paul Selby is hoping to complete his first Comrades in 12 years on Sunday — by walking it. The veteran of 24 Comrades‚ who cannot...

Siphiwe Tshabalala launches book on ‘Super Shabba’ to ‘reverse the brainwash’

Former Bafana Bafana star Siphiwe Tshabalala is launching a children’s book – “Super Shabba – The African Superhero” – as part of his 2010...

‘Dolemite Is My Name’ tells hilarious true story

I don’t think it’s much of an hyperbole to say Dolemite Is My Name is one of the funniest films I’ve seen in a...

Special moon a rare occurrence

If you’d looked skyward on Friday night, you may have noticed something strange happening with the moon. Subtle though it was, we were able to...

Sharing meals with family members may help improve eating habits: study

According to the survey, families with younger children were more likely to eat dinner and breakfast together For people obliged to follow a special diet...

Twitter now allows users to ‘rethink’ harmful replies

As part of a limited experiment, Twitter will be asking users if they're sure they want to post that mean tweet before they hit...

Walkers, runners invited to join first virtual 67km for Mandela Day...

Challenge kicks off today and will run until July 18 With little more than a month to go before the world commemorates Mandela Day in...

Cunning and luck needed in ‘Armello’

JAMES FIELD You have constructed mighty walls, slung spells at foes twice your size, and struck partnerships with unexpected allies. You are also a rabbit. Welcome...

‘Dangerous Lies’ a silly but entertaining thriller

Dangerous Lies is the latest thriller to be released under the Netflix Originals label and is almost a complete opposite of last week's choice. Where...

‘Friends’ cookbook coming out in September, will feature iconic recipes from...

Fans will finally be able to make Monica's Friendsgiving Feast and Rachel's infamous English trifle While the much-anticipated Friends reunion has been delayed indefinitely due to the...

It’s gonna be sweet: don’t miss the Strawberry Moon eclipse

Sky gazers are in for a treat this week. Carmel Ives, chairperson of the Astronomical Society of SA, says we’ll have front row seats...

Fitness buffs, don’t reach for that mouthwash

If you want to enjoy the full benefit of your exercise regime, don’t use antibacterial mouthwash afterwards. That may seem a highly unlikely piece of...

R30,000 booze sold by Joburg bottle store to one customer

Online orders for one Johannesburg-based liquor store have been booming since the lifting of the ban on alcohol during the nationwide lockdown. On Monday, licensed...

AB de Villiers hits sixes on Instagram

Batsman AB de Villiers is hitting models, reality stars, actors, socialites and bloggers for a six on Instagram where his follower score is the...

‘Zol’ hitmaker Max Hurrell launches clothing line

Following on the success of his track Zol, Cape Town music producer Max Hurrell has  launched a clothing line brandishing a  famous line from the hit...

Japan’s Sunwolves exit Super Rugby as Australia bid fails

Japan's Sunwolves bowed out of Super Rugby on Monday as they failed to join an Australian offshoot of the coronavirus-hit tournament. The Sunwolves, who are...

Government motoring ahead with zero-alcohol driving limit

Bill presented to parliament wants to totally ban alcohol for drivers A bill released by the transport department on Monday seeks to totally ban the...

WATCH | Drakensberg Boys’ Choir gives SA a reason to ‘smile’...

The choir recently released a beautiful a cappella version of Charlie Chaplin's 'Smile', arranged by Ben Bram The Drakensberg Boys' Chamber Choir is once again...

Many people are experiencing ‘adjustment disorder’ as lockdowns end. Here’s why

After two months stuck at home, most of us have an intense yearning to get out of the house and see friends and family,...

WATCH | Sardine frenzy hits KZN south coast – netting a...

Crates of sardines which were netted on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast beaches of Ramsgate and Margate on Monday are selling for between R1,000 and...

WATCH | Shark gatecrashes sardine party on south coast – freed...

Seine netters at Ramsgate on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast got more than they bargained for when a shark was netted along with a big shoal...

Tunnel thieves return again and again to steal booze worth R300,000

Solid concrete was no deterrent for thieves who tunnelled into a Johannesburg liquor store during lockdown, stealing R300,000 in whisky, brandy, gin, ciders, vodka...

It’s official: Sony is showing off the PlayStation 5 on June...

Hot off the press! Fans have been asking for months to get a look at the PlayStation 5 and the games that will herald...

Illchane Studio to release second album

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article implied that the studio album was organised by Blaqverse when in fact it was organised by Illchane...

Fight your way to victory in ‘Kingdoms of Amalur’

JAMES FIELD The Winter Elves have come to wage war against the mortal races, and you were not so lucky as to avoid them. Did...