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  Since the Miss South Africa Organisation bought the license to the Miss South Africa pageant in 2019, Transgender women have been able to enter and compete for the country’s most sought-after beauty pageant prize.  For the third successive year, Trans women are eligible to enter the 2021 Miss South Africa pageant. However, in order […]

  Tuesday, May 25, 2021: The search is on for the young woman who will follow in the footsteps of the current Miss South Africa Shudufhadzo Musida, represent her country on the global stage and become one of South Africa’s most prominent ambassadors and influencers. With the phenomenal growth and impact of the Miss South […]

  The South African State Theatre (SAST) and Ster-Kinekor Theatres (SKT) are excited to jointly announce a collaboration to screen theatre content in selected cinema complexes operated by SKT across the country, starting from June 2021. The collaboration comes as cinema giant SKT, and Africa’s largest performance arts complex SAST, are both navigating their ways […]

In 2019, Zimbabwean comedy made international news when comedian Samantha Kureya, known on stage as Gonyeti, was abducted and tortured by masked gunmen. She is one of many comedians in Zimbabwe who have faced violent repercussions for their comedy. Interviewing 23 stand-up comedians in Zimbabwe in 2018 and 2019, I was made aware of how several comedians had been intimidated, harassed or arrested […]

Miss Universe South Africa, Natasha Joubert, has paid tribute to Miss Universe winner Andrea Meza from Mexico as well as offering her congratulations to runner-up Miss Brazil Julia Gama and second runner-up Miss Peru Janick Maceta Del Castillo. The 69th edition of the Miss Universe competition took place this weekend in the United States with Zozibini Tunzi of South […]

South Africa’s Natasha Joubert is a hot favourite to take the Miss Universe title according to polls on social media. The Miss Universe pageant takes place on May 16 in the US (02h00 to 05h00 on May 17 SA time). The show will be broadcast live on 1 Magic (DStv Channel 103) and replayed in […]

  Bonang Matheba’s House of BNG Nectar range – the country’s first true sparkling wine in a can – has been a massive success with over 500,000 cans sold within four months, excluding the alcohol ban period during lockdown. “I’m extremely grateful for the response shown to The House of BNG and its month-to-month growth […]

Netflix went live in South Africa on 6 January 2016. The arrival of the subscription-based content streaming service was a game changer for the country’s film and television industry, as it had been for other countries. At about the same time – in 2015 and 2016 – there was another turning point for South Africa’s film industry: […]

  The Best Documentary Feature gong for My Octopus Teacher at this year’s Academy Awards has been seen by many critics as the type of underdog story Oscar loves. The film, directed by Pippa Erlich and James Reed, was – like the other South African-themed documentary to wow the Oscars, Searching for Sugarman – the feel-good choice. The story of a man and […]

Botho Project Space is an artist-run visual arts space that encourages artistic freedom and experimentation because owning creative value orchestrates an unlimited future together with unlimited creative. The space aims to represent an interconnection of independence and isolation, stemming from all of civilisation being separated from others during the pandemic. The exhibition Ndoimadzi, provides a […]

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