This fun, tongue-in-cheek and at times mischievously irreverent new stage experience is presented by the National Theatre of Namibia and promises to not only give us insight into Namibian Khoi-Coloured Culture with a focus on its Drag Community but also draw parallels with South African Khoi-Coloured communities, and not simply from an LGBTQI+ point of view, because the idea is to explore much broader issues of Coloured Identify in Namibia.
Caribbean songstress Judy Boucher has teamed up with Cape Town's very own Afro Ninja DJ Uncle Cal for a remake of her classic hit song Can't Be WIth You Tonight.
Judy Boucher is still a perennial favourite among South African music lovers and audiences since the early 1980's and has for a long time been a regular visitor to our shores, sometimes just for a little holiday but more recently with sold-out shows in Cape Town where she still has a massive fan base who we are sure will love this new take on her classic hit along with all her other fans all around the world.
After the murder of owner Glenn Fortune, The Oasis jazz club becomes the centre of a power struggle between two brothers, a scorned widow and an organised crime syndicate.
Skemerdans literally translates to "Dusk Dance" and plays itself out as a dusk-till-dawn depiction of the Cape Flats nightlife and nightclub scene.
The 2016 film Action Kommandant that tells the story of South African freedom fighter, Ashley Kriel is finally available on Showmax.
Ashley Kriel grew up in a working class family on the Cape Flats and came to be recognized as the icon of South Africa's 1980's youth resistance.
The film is an intimate portrayal of this son, brother and revolutionary who became known as the Che Guevara of Bonteheuwel.
Many years ago, I had an assistant named Gayle!
She had her own email address; she booked all of my appointments, kept a diary of to-do stuff, helped me organize the office, you know? Personal Assistant stuff!
#JusticeForNathanielJulies and other Coloured Boys With Targets On Their Backs
With the killing of 16 year-old Nathaniel Julies at the hands of police officers, regular Bruinou.com content contributor Angelo C Louw prompts us to take a more critical look at the disproportionately higher occurrences of police brutality that is particularly aimed at Coloured males.
Police gunned a 16-year-old Eldorado Park boy living with Down syndrome with nothing but biscuits in his hand, allegedly because he couldn’t answer them as they interrogated him. Residents say that the officer then dragged him by the neck into the back of a police van, preventing his father from accompanying them to the hospital. When there, police told doctors that he was involved in gang violence.
Perennial Bruinou.com favourites, comedians Dillan Oliphant & Jason Goliath both have their shows ranking in the Top 10 on the Showmax streaming service.
So though you won’t be able to laugh hysterically at their jokes in a crowded comedy club anytime soon, Showmax has stepped into the gap with an ever-growing binge-fest of laughs guaranteed to put a smile on your dial, even in 2020. Here are seven of the top 10 most popular local comedians on Showmax so far this year, in alphabetical order with preview videos of their shows.
What exactly is permitted in Lockdown Level-4 of the Risk-Adjusted Strategy?
In his address on Thursday 23 April 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the country would implement a partial easing of the current Covid-19 lockdown after April 30, to spare the economy and save jobs.
“Beyond Thursday the 30th of April we will implement a Risk-Adjusted Strategy to take a deliberate and cautious approach to ease lockdown restrictions,” he announced.
“The strategy we take now must be measured and incremental."
Out of the five differentt levels in the Covid-19 National Disaster Risk-Adjusted Strategy South Africa will move from Level-5 to Level-4.
I write with tears. Today, South Africa has lost a great spiritual leader and his family and loved ones have lost a strong loving force in their lives.
Reverend Leonard Maart was a humble man who raised a beautiful family and was very proud of his heritage and his community.
I’m going to try and not make this little tribuite about me, however, he influenced me greatly 25 years ago (when I first went to South Africa) so I thought this would be a good opportunity to share my experience with Reverend Maart from that time period in South Africa, that space, those emotions, apartheid, understanding Cape Town, etc…