Khoisan Royal House Responds to Deputy Minister who says First-nation status for Khoisan ‘unsustainable’Written by Jenny Arrison
The deputy minister, who is responsible for traditional affairs, recently stated that the government does not want the Khoisan people to be declared as the “First Nation” of South Africa and warned that this would create divisions in the country and would not be sustainable.
After 2015's successful GARAS Vocal Ensemble tour of the Western Cape, KSAAG introduces The Southern Youth Choir from Namibia complimented by a line-up of Cape Town artists who bring an enjoyable diversity of genres to the stage.
The Southern Youth Choir which was established in February 2005 by Mr. Salomon Kinda in essence seeks to draw youth choral talent together and for that matter is made up of learners from the three high schools, namely J.A. Nel High School, Suiderlig High School and P.K. De Villiers High school from //Kharas Region in Namibia.
Don't get me wrong... I love my dogs... and when someday, hopefully soon, I own a car again, I would love to take them to dog-friendly public spaces like beaches and parks and of course the Seapoint Promenade. It should however bother all of us that while my dogs would be welcome in those spaces, Cape Town's poor and the homeless are not!
Seeing the two of them around Cape Town sporting their curly natural hair definitely just proves that what we at Bruinou.com have for a while now been referring to as the #Bossiekop #Kroesade or in other words, a Natural Hair Crusade, is not just a simple fashion fad but for those who embrace it, it has become a lifestyle choice.
Actress Kay Smith & missAnke Jewels founder Frankie Herwels are both currently working on Janine Van Rooy aka Blaq Pearl's latest production Krotoa Van Vandag in which Kay acts and Frankie does set styling.
I would be lying and you would rightfully suspect me of trying to hitch onto a populist bandwagon if I were to say that my encounters with Ashley Titus aka Mr FAT in any sort of way had a huge influence on my life in Hip Hop culture.
It was at best a minor incidental influence that later turned out to be somewhat meaningful in a few important ways.
On this day that we commemorate his passing I want to make it emphatically clear that I did not know Mr FAT very well and there are many of my friends and people who I am acquainted with who knew him far better than I ever could. I am hoping that they too will be reading this in the spirit with which it was intended.
The government does not want the Khoisan people to be declared as the “first nation” of South Africa, warning this would create divisions in the country and would not be sustainable.
The impressive line-up takes on the air of a homecoming celebration as seemingly half of the artists on the roster are from Cape Town but they are either based in other cities or they are constantly on tour.
Wrapping up its 2016 series on Sunday 27 November, Woodstock Live presents a celebration of the Jazz influenced sounds of Cape Town.
Lazy Sunday Jazz, the fourth Woodstock Live outing in Trafalgar Park, aims to acknowledge and celebrate the past, present and future sounds of the Cape jazz scene, featuring musicians who have their roots in and share a love of this ever-evolving genre.
After a haul of medals between the two of them at the 12th CANA African Swimming Championships in Bloemforntein held in October, NMMU Madibaz swimmers, 20 year old twins Alard and Alaric Basson from Uitenhage (Eastern Cape) are headed to the 13th FINA Swimming World Championships to be held in Canada from 6 to 11 December 2016.
After numerous extension to its highly acclaimed first season, District Six - KANALA returns to The Fugard Theatre ON 22 NOVEMBER 2O16.
It is set to continue its magical celebration and recreation of the vibrant musical culture that was part of 1960's District Six.
Popular music that reverberated through Hanover Street, the Star Bioscope, the Tafelberg Hotel, the La Fiesta, the Drill and City Hall and the Green Point Track is exuberantly recreated by a fabulously talented cast.
Created by David Kramer to commemorate the declaration of District Six as a “whites only” group area in 1966, the musical produced by Eric Abraham for the Fugard Theatre, opened precisely 50 years to the day after the Group Areas Act declared District Six as a "whites only” area and played to capacity for 5 months.
Na vele gesprekke tussen die bestuur van die Ghoema Musiektoekennings en verskillende partye, insluitende Bruinou.com, is ons verheug om aan te kondig dat daar 'n spinternuwe kategorie bygevoeg is vir die 2017 nominasies.
Daarby het ons sommer twee stukke ander goeie nuus vir kunstenaars en aanhangers van Afrikaanse Hip Hop.
We are not saying that there are no Conscious Hip Hop tracks coming out of Cape Town or from the rest of SA but we seldom see whole albums dedicated to addressing social and political issues and particularly those facing Coloured communities while keeping it in the context that though many of these issues are not confined to the coloured community, many of the macro issues that affect the nation have a more profound effect on Coloureds.
We all have accepted as fact that over 100 Thousand years ago people migrated from the Cape to the rest of the world.
Why of all the places in the world they have invaded could have named as such did Europeans colonisers specifically name Cape Town the Mother City? What did they know that most of us still find hard to understand or accept?
One of our favourite stories here at Colored Girls Rock that have resonated with many of us since childhood is the story of Stone Soup.
A traveller reached a village where the people were not very friendly to strangers or even to each other.
He proceeded to make a fire, took out a large pot, filled it with water and added stones to it, all the while whistling a happy tune.
When a video of three women covering Beyoncé's hit song “Irreplaceable” in a very unique Cape Flats flavour, aptly titled ‘Stap Links’ caught my attention on social media, I just had to find out what the new Woman 2 show by RBL Productions was all about.