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Belanda | Jul 04 , 2018

The Vodacom Durban July is the most valuable and biggest horse race in Africa, and as far as South Africa is concerned, it is the one time of the year even non-racing people want to get involved.

Last year on TAB alone, about R138 million was bet on the race and that does not include what was spent with bookmakers and office pools around the country.

This year, those going into their local tote will discover they have a number of betting options on the race over 2 200m at Greyville Racecourse that carries a stake of R4.25 million.

Of course, there is the normal win and… read more

uShaka Marine World Top Honours

Belanda | Jun 29 , 2018

uShaka Marine World, Africa’s largest marine theme park and an integral part of the city’s overall tourism offering, was recently announced as the winner of KZN’s Top Brand 2018 at the Standard Bank Top Business Awards.

The announcement made recently at a Gala Dinner hosted at the Elangeni Hotel is testament to the fact that uShaka Marine World is not only an engine for growth and redevelopment within the city’s Point Waterfront precinct but also an economic success in its own right.

CEO for uShaka Marine World, Mrs Stella Khumalo, said that being chosen above respected consumer… read more


Belanda | Jun 15 , 2018

Not much got in the way of Elon Musk fans determined to win bragging rights for picking up one of the first 1 000 flamethrowers sold by the billionaire’s Boring Company.

Dennis Dohrman hopped in his truck and drove 2 620 miles from North Carolina to Boring headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Dan Thorman cut short a business trip to Singapore and came straight to Saturday’s event from Los Angeles International Airport. George Matus brought along his parents and younger brother on a 10-hour road trip.

“Imagine if you had the opportunity to get a kite and a key from Benjamin… read more


Belanda | Jun 14 , 2018

The reviews are in and the Incredibles 2 is just that…incredible!

A full 14 years after the first Incredibles film its follow-up is set to not only score big at cinemas but is a hit with critics too.

Experts are predicting that the film, which opens worldwide this Friday, will have a $140m-plus opening weekend. This would surpass the $135m debut of its Disney-Pixar stablemate, Finding Dory (2016).

After the first instalment was such a success fans have waited ten long years for the sequel and now that it has arrived it seems it was well worth the wait.


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Belanda | Jun 08 , 2018

The annual South African Music Awards (Samas) was like the candy shop of entertainment, so many flavours and so many different sweets to cater for different people, we had our favourite moments and at the very top, was Mpho Popps’ hosting skills.

What a host!

In addition to the usual artist friendly rivalry and all the other nice things that sets Twitter on fire like outfits… (cc. Riky Rick), Mpho Popps just did the damn thing and was a definite highlight of the night.

While there are probably a couple of favourable moments that the Samas gifted us with, these… read more


Belanda | Jun 08 , 2018

The Springboks have dropped to No 7 in the World Rugby rankings following their 22-20 defeat against Wales in Washington DC on Saturday.

South Africa were ranked sixth before this one-off Test, sandwiched between fifth-placed Scotland and Wales in seventh.

However, the two-point loss to Wales sees the Springboks docked 1.04 rating points from 83.81 to 82.77 and relegated to seventh.

Wales gained a 1.04 points increase, enough to climb two places from seventh to fifth, above South Africa and Scotland.

The rest of the top 10 remain unchanged.

World Rugby rankings… read more


Belanda | May 16 , 2018

Experience the modern ballet as it’s never been seen before.


The local ballet company is starting the year with a ground-breaking adaptation of Alexander Pushkin’s short story Mozart and Salieri.

Acclaimed choreographer, Marc Goldberg, has combined a classical story with a 21st century design to bring a sweeping and cinematic experience to modern ballet as it’s never been seen before.

The show boasts 3D-mapping, animated projections and costumes by three separate designers and is currently on stage at Artscape Opera House in Cape Town with only… read more

Hofmeyr vows that ‘show will go on’ after George municipality withdraws concert consent

Benice Burger | Mar 29 , 2018

Controversial Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr has vowed that the “show will go on”, after the George Municipality withdrew permission for him to lease out the local hall for his concert next week.

He confirmed to News24 on Thursday that he was consulting lawyers and that the municipality would have to explain their actions.

“The George town council first gives permission and then takes it away,” he said.

“That show will carry on. At the same venue. We are pursuing litigation.”

He said “being gagged by liberals” was “nothing… read more

#Oscars: Hollywood A-listers hits and misses

Benice Burger | Mar 15 , 2018

The Academy Awards make a big Hollywood fashion statement, and the red carpet at this year’s 90th Oscars on Sunday night favoured neutrals, reds and bold colours.

The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles set the scene for some of our favourite actors, such as Black Panther cast members Lupita Nyong’o and Chadwick Boseman, and veteran actress Rita Moreno, while others didn’t quite match up.

This was a big contrast to January’s Golden Globes, where many celebrities donned all-black as part of the #TimesUp #Metoo movement. Bold colours and flair abounded at this year’s… read more

The first teaser for Mary Poppins Returns is here!

Benice Burger | Mar 15 , 2018

During the 90th Academy Awards Disney released the first teaser for the much-anticipated remake of Mary Poppins.

Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London and draws from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books.

In the story, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane.

After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with… read more