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Discover the magic and lifestyle of one of Africa’s first people as the Kalahari Desert Festival celebrates the culture of the !Khomani San in their traditional setting amongst the iconic red dunes of the Kalahari Desert.
The world-renowned Kalahari region of the Northern Cape Province is the stage for the 4th annual Kalahari Desert Festival taking place from 23 – 25 September at Erin Farm, Ashkam in the Northern Cape.

Sunday, 11 September 2016 15:33

Kanonafvurings by Taalmonument Gee Groot Aanstoot

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Ons mense is ontsetlik Lief vir Afrikaans, maar ons taal wat ons so liefhet, het ontstaan uit geweld.
Die geboorte van Afrikaans was die dood van ‘n groot getal Khoe en San tale waarvan net ‘n paar nou oorleef en letterlik uit ‘n dreigende dood gered moet word.

Dit was Geweld teen Ons Khoe en San lewens, ons kultuur en ons tale asook geweld teen die lewens, kulture en tale van ons slawe voorouers uit ander Afrika-lande en die Asiatiese lande wat die grondslag gelê het vir die nuwe taal wat Ons Voorouers noodgedwone moes ontwikkel en waarvan ons ook later deur geweld onteien is asof ons geen deel in die ontstaan daarvan het nie.

Sunday, 04 September 2016 23:00

Letter from Suburban Hell

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I never found my piece of perfect suburbia but I found a row of old houses and a working class Afrikaaner community that had lived there from before the World Wars, many had escaped the brutality and inhumanity of Europe’s violence to seek out a better life in sunny South Africa. I bought one of those old houses via a bank loan, other than shoddy workmanship on the roof overlaps, the house is massive compared to the tiny houses with low ceilings that I was accustomed to in the townships.

The new focus on local content without a doubt makes this a very exciting year for the South African music, film and entertainment industry.
How, with all these increased opportunities and their accompanying pitfalls, do our entertainers go about building meaningful careers in a highly competitive environment?

According to the organisers of MUSIC EXCHANGE 2016 (#MEX16), a vibrant world class South African music industry is premised on successful home-grown talent locally with a global reach and international acclaim.

South Africa’s premier music, film and entertainment programme returns to The Mother City between 8 and 9 September 2016.
Celebrating its sixth anniversary, this year not only will it be within heritage month, MEX16 returns to Sun International’s GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, to host South Africa’s definitive entertainment economy indaba.
 

Last week Sport24 reported that Sascoc Boss Tubby Reddy was “upset” over a picture Wayde van Niekerk shared on social media.
Soon after Wayde van Niekerk arrrived at the Olympics, he took a picture with New Zealand rugby legend Sonny Bill Williams. Williams posted the photo and Van Niekerk retweeted it.
Tubby Reddy was not at all happy that Van Niekerk was wearing Adidas branded kit in the photo instead of that dreadful 361 tracksuit that everybody seems to hate.
Wayde has however stood his ground and has made it clear why wearing his sponsor's clothes in the photo was not intended as a snub to the official South African Olympic Team uniform.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 21:05

Kamisa Taking Their Brand of Hip Hop To The Top

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We recently caught up with Jay P of the brand new group Kamisa for some exclusive insights into how and why the group was formed.
Labelling themselves in broad terms as an Urban Music group, Kamisa consists of members Jay-P, Mr Linx, and Black Athena. As individuals they are no strangers to the Hip Hop community and have been working as emcees, songwriters, and vocalists for over two decades.

Jay P or Jean-Pierre as he is also know has an illustrious trail of number-one radio singles in his capacity as a solo artists as well as with various groups includingSupadan & the legendary Hip Hop crew Black Noise.

So while we were checking out their new video for their first single 'To The Top', which you can check out further below, Bruinou.com asked Jay P how the group came into existence as we are well aware that all three members do have existing music industry careers and individually are quite successful at what they do.

Making history as the first feature film in South Africa to première at a maximum security prison before its national release in cinemas, the movie Noem My Skollie made its screen debut at the notorious Pollsmoor prison.

On Tuesday August 16th the film which is set on the Cape Flats and in Pollsmoor prison and which is based on the life of scriptwriter John W. Fredericks was screened to an audience of about 150 people. These included wardens, about twenty inmates from the Arts and Culture group, some invited guests from NICRO, and Artscape - who are collaborating with Norwegian partners on a theatre project involving prisoners and parolees, called Help I am Free.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 15:21

48-hour Gang War in Wentworth Durban

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Kyle Sewell was shot 11 times in Stower Road, Wentworth. Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng - Daily News
Durban - A packed church was petrol-bombed, a man shot dead and a 71-year-old woman hit in the arm by a stray bullet as gang war gripped Wentworth.

Religious leaders and residents believe the violence, over a 48-hour period, was sparked by the murder of a former gangster outside a Florida Road nightclub two weeks ago.
Now, in the midst of a spike in drive-by shootings and clashes between rival gangs - over the lucrative drug trade - residents of the south Durban suburb are questioning why police recently shut down a gang task force set up by the Hawks two years ago.

Thursday, 19 May 2016 19:32

The high price of our daily bread

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Consumers are being encouraged to rail against soaring food prices, particularly bread, which continue to outstrip inflation by almost double.

Bread now costs 17.5 percent more than it did a year ago, while fruit and vegetables cost a whopping 24.4 percent more, according to the latest national consumer price indices released by Statistics SA on Wednesday.

The South African Food Sovereignty Campaign (SAFSC) believes the increase in the wholesale price of bread in the Western Cape is higher than the national average.

A human resources officer at retail giant Pick n Pay is being accused of calling coloured people lazy.

When former police detective Shareef Carlse visited the store’s Tyger Valley branch last month, he was requested by the manager to follow him to an office so they could check the availability of a product.

Carlse, 48, said that while they were busy, another man entered the office and said, out of the blue, “coloureds just don’t want to work, they are such a lazy lot”.