Otter Trail is ‘every hiker’s dream’

18 December 2018, 8:21 PM
If the 42 kilometre Otter Tail in the Tsitsikamma area of the Garden Route is on your bucket list, then you need to book a year in advance.
Otto Trail
Black Coffee playing a set at a music festival.
Black Coffee’s concert set to bring out the best of SA stars 12 December 2018, 1:40 PM

Audiences will be treated to various solo performances, collaborations and a special Black Coffee bland featuring a long list of great talent.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng
SABC responds to Motsoeneng interview 12 December 2018, 10:28 AM

The SABC has responded to criticism from various quarters of the interview with former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng that was aired on its TV channels Tuesday morning.

Bill Cosby
Cosby’s lawyers cite grounds for appealing sexual assault conviction 12 December 2018, 7:42 AM

Attorneys for Bill Cosby outlined their grounds on Tuesday for appealing his sexual assault conviction, citing what they called errors in legal procedure that may have biased the jury and warrant a new trial for the once-beloved comedian.

An theatre actor on a stage
N Cape opens its revamped theatre 11 December 2018, 8:18 PM

Northern Cape artists are delighted that the once under-utilised state-of-the-art theatre in Kimberley is up and running. after a revamp which took five years and cost R28-million.

Journalist in handcuffs
Time ‘Person of Year’ goes to journalists, including imprisoned Reuters pair 11 December 2018, 5:58 PM

Time magazine on Tuesday named a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and a pair of Reuters journalists imprisoned by Myanmar’s government, as its “Person of the Year,” in a cover story headlined “The Guardians and the War on Truth.”

Meghan Markle presents wedding dress designer with fashion award 11 December 2018, 10:51 AM

Meghan Markle presented the designer of her wedding dress with a prize at the Fashion Awards in London on Monday, joining fashionistas at the ceremony where supermodel Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia Gerber was also named Model of the Year.

Bohemian Rhapsody movie lead actor Rami Malek and members of Queen Roger Taylor and Brian May.
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ most streamed song of the 20th century 11 December 2018, 8:50 AM

They said it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche, but the Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody" on Monday became the most streamed song from the 20th century.

Roving cinema plays public service role in Central Africa 11 December 2018, 6:37 AM

A giant screen flickers to life in a remote village in the equatorial forest of the Central African Republic. Some 200 villagers avidly take in an evening of films thanks to a travelling cinema team with the dual goal of entertaining and enlightening.

Christmas tree and decorations
Plettenberg Bay children’s home receives Christmas early 10 December 2018, 9:45 PM

It was an unforgettable day for special needs and abandoned children at Plettenberg Bay in the Southern Cape, when they were treated to an early Christmas party in Bitou.

Nobel peace prize ceremony shines light on rape in conflict 10 December 2018, 12:52 PM

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, an IS sex slave survivor, will be presented with the Nobel Peace Prize Monday, as they challenge the world to combat rape as a weapon of war.

Rumble in the Outback: Aussie boxing troupe keeps on swinging 10 December 2018, 8:35 AM

When Fred Brophy bangs a drum on the floodlit stage outside his boxing tent, the large crowd gathered in front of him falls silent in rapt attention.

Female and male dancers
Annual Riel Dance competition celebrates Khoi-San cultures 9 December 2018, 8:07 PM

This year's 12th Riel Dance competition which took place at the Taal monument in Paarl in the Boland did not disappoint.

An image of Nelson Mandela in prison.
New exhibition in Constitution Hill to showcase experience of political prisoners 9 December 2018, 4:46 PM

A new exhibition highlighting the experiences of political prisoners at the Old Fort Prison situated at Constitutional Hill, has been unveiled.

Women singing on stage
Northern Cape artists say they need more funding 9 December 2018, 3:04 PM

Artists attending the Northern Cape Sports, Arts and Culture Art Summit have questioned its relevance to the industry.

Cardi B
Cardi B issued with protection orders 9 December 2018, 12:09 PM

A US court has issued rapper Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almanzar, with two protection orders against her to not contact the victims of an August assault.

Ndileka Mandela, Tokyo Sexwale, Minister Ntsiki Sisulu and Premier David Makhura.
Thousands take to Pretoria streets in remembrance of Mandela 9 December 2018, 9:03 AM

An estimated 30 000 South Africans and international participants are running and walking through the streets of the Pretoria CBD to celebrate Nelson Mandela's legacy. 

An image of Ihashi Elimhlophe
Ihashi Elimhlophe launches new Maskandi artists 8 December 2018, 3:24 PM

Maskandi music legend, Bheki Ngcobo known as “Ihashi Elimhlophe”, is on a drive to help more artists enter the South African music scene.

Panashe Chigumadzi
Abantu Book Festival in full swing 8 December 2018, 10:43 AM

It’s been two days since the annual pilgrimage the Abantu Book Festival kicked off at the Eyethu Lifestyle Center and Soweto Theatre kicked off.

Maftown Heights honours HHP 8 December 2018, 6:57 AM

The late Hip Hop star HHP, real name Jabulani Tsambo, was again honoured at the annual Mahika Mahikeng Hip Hop show known as the Maftown Heights Friday night.

Grave dilemma: South African cities short of cemetery space 8 December 2018, 6:28 AM

Authorities warn that if no action is taken to change how the dead are laid to rest, urban areas will run out of grave space in as little as 50 years.

‘Miracle’ doughnuts emerge as Israel celebrates Hanukkah 7 December 2018, 4:06 PM

Consider the doughnut. Good, right? Now consider that doughnut made with gourmet ingredients like creme de cassis, stuffed with fresh fruit or topped with chocolate pearls.

Kevin Hart introduces a performance by The Weeknd, who was nominated for Best Original Song for "Earned It" at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Kevin Hart out as Oscars MC over homophobic tweets 7 December 2018, 9:54 AM

Kevin Hart said that the Academy had told him to choose between apologizing for the tweets or losing the job. Hart said the tweets were from nearly a decade ago and that he has matured since then.

Music video could cause tension between Minaj, Cardi 7 December 2018, 9:32 AM

It's been discovered that Summer Bunni, the woman accused of coming between Cardi B and Offset, appeared in a Nicki Minaj video earlier in 2018.

Civil Union Amendment Bill passed in the National Assembly 7 December 2018, 8:06 AM

The National Assembly has passed the Civil Union Amendment Bill with objections from the ACDP, NFP and the African Independent Congress.

Lion on the loose in KwaZulu-Natal 6 December 2018, 7:04 PM

Community members in Gluckstadt are living in fear after a lion mauled a 27 year old man in Vryheid on northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Traditional leaders disturbed by increase in initiate deaths 6 December 2018, 2:15 PM

The Eastern Cape House of Traditional leaders says it's disturbed by the rising number of deaths among initiates.

Sean Penn
Sean Penn in Istanbul to film Khashoggi documentary: Reports 6 December 2018, 11:45 AM

American actor Sean Penn was in Istanbul on Wednesday to film a documentary about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate, Turkish media reported.

Mahika Mahikeng Music Festival 2018.
Mahika Mahikeng Music Festival kicks off 6 December 2018, 10:15 AM

The fourth annual Mahika Mahikeng Music Festival will kick -off in the North West, on Thursday. The four-day event, which has grown in popularity, attracts thousands of music enthusiasts annually.

Cardi B and Offset performing
Cardi B announces split from rapper husband Offset 6 December 2018, 6:50 AM

US rapper Cardi B on Wednesday announced the end of her 15-month marriage to Offset, the rapper and father of her daughter, dropping a video with the news on Instagram.

Facebook board backs embattled executive Sheryl Sandberg 6 December 2018, 5:53 AM

The Facebook board of directors on Tuesday backed the social network’s number two executive Sheryl Sandberg, who is under fire for her role in pushing back against criticism of the social media giant. The board expressed support for Sandberg in a letter to Open Society Foundations — an organization backed by philanthropist and Facebook critic […]