A new documentary about how harmful industrial fishing is destroying fishing communities in the Western Cape took the runner-up award at the International 1-Minute Film Festival in Cape Town last week.
The online documentary by Greenpeace, called GUTTED: THE FIGHT OF KALK BAY FISHERS, focuses on the Kalk Bay fishing community. It explores how laws favouring the industrialisation of fishing in South Africa have not only changed the socioeconomic situation of these communities, but also, the once vibrant and community-centric culture.
When Eerste River mom Carmen Snyders and her son Carter (5) visited Zebro's in Zevenwacht Mall on Sunday to buy him his favourite hot chips, she ended up leaving the fast food outlet in tears.
We spoke to both Carmen Snyders and a representative of Zebros about the incident which has taken social media by storm.
Of course we at Bruinou.com are always eager to get y'all involved when someone like Danya Goosen runs a great initiatives like this.
We asked Danya to explain the main aim and details of her Care Pack Drive which she now hosts as an annual event.
When you're 13 years old and already have a career as a radio presenter along with a number of other achievements, it is quite understandable that you can't really pinpoint exactly what you would like to do as an adult... That is the case for Linnay Jooste, and though she for now only has some idea of which direction she wants to go into, she already has a great head-start as the youngest radio presenter on Eldos FM in Eldorado Park Johannesburg.
We got in touch with Linnay and her parents Buddy & Keenen Jooste to find out more about this dynamic young lady.
In response to a recent incident in which he was the victim of police brutality, Cape Town Hip Hop artist K-Nine Die Hond has released a song called 'Fok Die Mapuza' and with its hard-hitting lyrics and dope beat, it is bound to find traction amongst those who have had first-hand experience of being victims of police brutality or who have witnessed an innocent friend or family member being assaulted by police officers.
We know that everybody in a Coloured community knows of someone who was smacked around by a police officer for absolutely nothing.
We also know that blogger Shana Fife sees these assaults as not just a few isolated incidents where police officers became a bit rough with a suspect who was "resisting arrest".
We asked her for her thoughts on why we have this seemingly widespread problem of some Coloured police officers using unnecessary and disproportionate force when dealing with Coloured citizens who in many cases have not committed any crime at all.
Somtyds wonne 'n man as die hype groot is dat die disappointment maybe nog groter gaan wies...
KROON's new album Steinkopf tot Bontas lives up to the hype.
After their first offering a few years ago, the KROON EP, the duo of Pierre "Mr. DIY" Cloete & Cheslyn "Chella021" Philander, who make up KROON_ZA, took a break from their group while focusing on their individual projects and collaborating with others.
A year and a half ago they started working on this!
The comedian formally and informally known as Prins goes bigger than ever with the Live Performance and Recording of his One Man Stand Up Comedy Special “Unnecessary”, at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on the 30th May.
The Kuils River couple who made history at the University of the Western Cape in 2018 have now won the Platinum Award for the Most Inspirational Couple of 2019 at the 7th Annual I Do Magazine Awards in Sandton, Gauteng on 06 April 2019.
The Storyteller of Riverlea explores renowned South African author Chris Van Wyk's influences as a poet, as political activist and writer, his family life and his battle with cancer. The Market Theatre production is a homage to his humor, political values and storytelling abilities, all of which has touched the lives of everyone who has read his works.
Van Wyk grew up in the Coloured suburb of Riverlea, south of Johannesburg, a community he was later to bring lovingly to life in Shirley, Goodness and Mercy (2004) and Eggs to Lay, Chickens to Hatch (2010). He adapted Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom into a book for young readers and wrote a series of short biographies of liberation struggle figures for schoolchildren. A Message in the Wind, published in 1982, won the Maskew Miller Longman Award for Children’s Literature. His memoirs pay extensive tribute to the strong and resourceful women in his family and community, particularly his mother (the “Shirley” of the title) and grandmother.
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Van Wyk pulled no punches when it came to be castigating racial and social injustice. His writing gave an insight to the creative spirit at its most generous, capacious and exuberant.
His humor spoke of: a capacity for resilience and an irrepressible appetite for life, even in complex circumstances.
Van Wyk the Storyteller of Riverlea is directed by Christo Davids who recently wrote and directed the award-winning play My Seuns at the 2018 Aardklop Festival for which the production won Best Production, Best Director, Ground-breaking new work, Best Script and Best Supporting Actor.
Zane and Chris have collaborated on a one-man play about Chris’ childhood friend William Smith, entitled Smith 4113 after the prison number Smith was assigned while being detained for political activities in the 70's. Zane performed this production at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 1986.
Zane and Christo both played Chris Van Wyk in Janice Honeyman's 2008 adaptation of Shirley, Goodness and Mercy which performed to full houses at the Market Theatre. This is the 5th time that they will be working together on stage in a partnership that spans over 12 years.
Much of Chris van Wyk may be viewed as an enactment of what Njabulo Ndebele called “the rediscovery of the ordinary”. In the ordinariness of life, he found his inspiration; but his imagination and craftsmanship transformed it into something extraordinary, even magical. “Writing a memoir,” he explains in Eggs to Lay, Chickens to Hatch, “is a little like travelling into your own past. Unlike science fiction, you can’t change the past. But, like science fiction, it does have its own magic.”
The production will be staged in the Mannie Manim Theatre from 25 January – 24 February 2019.
Written by Zane Meas
Directed by Christo Davids
Lighting Designer Thapelo Mokgosi
Set Designer Christo Davids
Costume Designer Nthabiseng Mokone
Stage Manager Bongani Motsepe
Duration: 60 minutes
Age Recommendation 10 years
Season: 25 January – 24 February 2018
Venue: Mannie Manim
Performance times: Tuesday – Saturday @20h15 and Sunday @15h15
Ticket prices: Tuesday – Sunday R90.00 - R150.00
Student Prices: R70.00