Haunted by her past, flawed but brilliant criminal profiler, Reyka Gama investigates a string of brutal murders committed by a serial killer in the sugar cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal.


South African born actress Kim Engelbrecht (Isidingo, Dominion and The Flash) and acclaimed British actor Iain Glen (Game of Thrones and Downtown Abbey) star in the M-Net and Fremantle’s eight-part contemporary crime drama Reyka.

Bruinou.com Content Contributor Angelo Louw on 2021 M&G List of 200 Young South Africans
A long-time Bruinou.com Content Contributor and Documentarian Angelo Louw has recently been announced as a finalist on the 2021 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans List which annually honours outstanding youth in the country.
For the first time in its 70 year history the Western Province Natural Bodybuilding Union (WPNBBU) is under the leadership of a woman. Lolene Lawrence is also the youngest chairperson ever to head up the WPNBBU.

Lolene is no newcomer to the administration of Natural Body Building. She has for a number of years been the Chief Judge of the WP Union ensuring that provincial competitions are run to the highest international standards.
Lolene has also for a year served as the Interim Chairperson of the WPNBBU in 2020.
The family of the legendary actress Shaleen Surtie Richards has announced arrangements for her funeral through their official spokesperson Alistair Izobell.
 
The Press Release is published verbatim below.
 
The family of Shaleen Surtie Richards has this morning sadly confirmed the news of her passing.
The 66 year old actress born on 7 May 1955 was well-known and loved for her role as Nenna aka Ester Willemse on the long-running soapie eGoli.
It was however playing Fiela Komoetie in the 1988 film adaptation of the Dalene Mathee Afrikaans novel Fiela se Kind that the Legendary Actress first rose to fame.

 

A veteran of a long list of Films, TV Series and Stage Productions and receiving numerous awards along the the way, Shaleen Surtie Richards was most recently cast in the role of the amusingly annoying but sweet grandmother in the Quanita Adams film SWIRL about 'Coloured women and their hair'.
 
 
 
As can be seen in tributes on social media, Shaleen Surtie Richards has certainly been an inspiration to many of the generation of actors who followed in her footsteps.
 
 
Shaleen was clearly adored by many across different generations and the South African Entertainment Landscape will forever continue to be influenced by the sheer passion she has put into ensuring the credibility of each and every role she has ever played.
Our sincerest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and the fans of this wonderful star.
 
 
 
 
For the First Time Ever South Africa will have two entrants in Artistic Gymnastics competing at an Olympic Games. The pair will be competing at this year's Tokyo Olympics after Naveen Daries qualified for the Games, which is scheduled from 23 July to 8 August.
 
Naveen ensured her qualification at the 15th Individual African Gymnastics Championships in Cairo on Thursday and will join team-mate Caitlin Rooskrantz in Japan. Caitlin Rooskrantz had already in October 2019 qualified for the Olympics.
 
 
Gymnastics South Africa announced tthe exciting news in a Tweet saying:

Congratulations Naveen!
Team SA's Naveen Daries has snapped up a qualification spot for the Olympic Games! For the first time ever, we have two Women's Artistic Gymnasts qualify to go to the Olympics!

 
 
Naveen Celebrated in Style by having a photo taken of her performing a magnifficent gymnastics move in front of the Egyptian Pyramids.
Gymnastics South Africa weeted the photo saying: 

That feeling when you've qualified for the Tokyo Olympics!
Naveen Daries jumping for joy at the pyramids after yesterdays amazing performance at the African Championships. Go Team SA





South African and African gymnastics champion, Caitlin Rooskrantz had already in October 2019 booked her ticket to the 2020 Olympics!

Competing at the 2019 Artistic World Championships in Germany, Caitlin qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games by scoring 49.466 on all apparatus.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics was eventually moved to 2021 due to the Global Covid 19 Pandemic.

Bruinou.com Congratulated Caitin in a Facebook Post

 

You can read more details about Naveen qualifying for the Olympics in the Sport24 article here--> Naveen Daries makes SA gymnastics history by qualifying for Tokyo Olympics
 
 
Best Wishes & Good Luck to Caitlin & Naveen for the Tokyo Olympics from all of us at Bruinou.com
 

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.

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