Nowadays well produced Christmas albums by South African artists are by all accounts a rarity and very few among those have that something special that would set them apart from the average offering. Somehow locally produced Christmas albums never seem to make it as alternatives to the ubiquitous age-old Boney-M album or the much loved Mariah Carey Christmas album played everywhere every year.
However... Carmen Xclusive has never been your average singer and this is not an average album.
In 1910 Harold Cressy was the first Coloured person to gain a degree studying at a South AFrican institution when he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCT which was then known as the South African College.
It’s mind-boggling to think that this scary sight is common-practise.
Some wanna-be ‘stuntmen’ literally hit the ground running as it slows down and is about to come to a stop.
Commuters waiting on the station have to take evasive action to avoid colliding with these almost out of control ‘stuntmen’.
With a marked and steady decline of nightclubs situated within the various areas of the Cape Flats Northern Suburbs, and there were many legendary clubs, two DJ's from that part of the Cape Peninsula decided to put together an event where the former patrons of those various clubs could get together and have an awesome jol once every few months.
With unbridled irreverence, Shana tackles the issues many of us on the Cape Flats and indeed in Coloured areas across the country almost constantly face albeit to varying degrees.
She spares no holy cows, pulls no punches and it's a casse of either you get it, or you don't.
When we said in 2016 that Music Exchange is The Definitive Conference on Our Entertainment Economy, we were not exaggerating. Last year #MEX16 was phenomenal and now #MEX17 promises to up their game to new levels.
Make no mistake. This is Huge! ...but Kim Engelbrecht is not simply a "flash-in-the-pan" actress who just happened to get lucky.
Kim has come a long way having spent more than two decades building a solid career in the entertainment industry.
Being cast as The Mechanic in the hit US TV superhero series The Flash is affirmation of how immensely talented Kim really is.
Acting Western Cape High Court Judge Leslie Weinkove who in February showed that he clearly has no clue or simply chooses to ignore the impact which Systemic & Structural Racism has on the majority of South Africa's population, especially the very poor who are being displaced in the case he was presiding over, has stepped down from presiding over the Bromwell Street Residents vs The City of Cape Town case.