Unsettlingly honest and brutally blunt, Ougat is Shana Fife’s story of survival: of surviving the social conditioning of her Cape Flats community, of surviving sexual violence and depression, and of ultimately escaping a cycle of abuse.
Shana Fife is a woman who exudes a lifetime of wisdom and insight for someone who many would say is at a relatively young age for anyone to write a memoir.
From having the privilege of regularly interacting with Shana on a number of different levels over the past few years, I for one am quite pleased that she didn't wait till some day when she is an old aunty to tell the world her story.
There are quite a number of reasons why Ougat could not wait for another 30 years to be written and why Shana Fife's memoir is a Must-Read for the here and now.
The diverse and versatile singer, songwriter, actor and scriptwriter, Reggie Peace, aka Reginald Hufkie, is back with a brand new original track ahead of the new album he is working on.
Continually growing in popularity, the allround entertainer from Schauderville in Gqeberha, formerly known as Port Elizabeth, has been working in the entertainment industry since 2011 and has been part of several successful stage productions, short films, adverts, television shows and music groups.
The topic of ‘natural hair’ is of course not in any way new in our communities nor on our website. After all, die issue van Coloureds se hare word ge-discuss, debate en somma geskel dat die hare waai op ons internet-forum al sedert Bruinou.com se ontstaan way back in 2001.
The made-for-tv film, SWIRL is written and directed by Quanita Adams (Sara se Geheim, Arendsvlei) and was premiered exclusively on Sunday 21 March at 20:00 on kykNET&kie, DStv channel 145 and then also become available for streaming on Showmax.
We watched it and without giving too much of it away, here’s what we think of it.
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.