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MOTORHEAD: SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL

Hear Motorhead’s surprisingly faithful ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ cover. Rolling Stones cover will close out trio’s 22nd album, ‘Bad Magic,’ which comes out this week. By Kory Grow Motörhead have always worn their influences on their studded-leather sleeves, tackling classic songs by Sex Pistols, ZZ Top, Muddy Waters, Tammy Wynette and everyone who covered “Louie Louie,” to name a few, …

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MY VIEW: ALAN KNOTT-CRAIG

Over the past 18 months my COO and I have travelled South Africa stukkend, flying over 500,000km, driving over 30,000km, reaching 9 provinces and visiting 49 towns. By Alan Knott-Craig In the process we’ve seen a lot of South Africa and we’ve met many South Africans. Tswana, Pedi, Sotho, Basotho, Zulu, Xhosa, Venda, Afrikaner, Tsonga, and even some souties. We’ve …

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WINONA RYDER

There was a time when Winona Ryder changed everything. She was like the new prom queen—the one who millions of brainy, brunette girls who’d long since disavowed their interest in prom queens had secretly been waiting for. (Some guys, too.) By Stephen Mooallem It was Heathers (1988), a groundbreaking, unsentimental (and very smart and funny) film about a pair of …

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HELENA BONHAM CARTER

If you were born in the ’90s you probably know Helena Bonham Carter best as the mad, Voldemort-loyal witch Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter, or as the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland. Others, however, surely recall her striking take on Marla Singer in David Fincher’s Fight Club, her numerous collaborations with former partner Tim Burton—including Sweeney Todd and Dark …

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CLASSICS MEET CLASSICAL

Classics meet classical as opera and ballet join forces for two spectacular nights. If it’s arias and ensembles that tickle your fancy, along with ballet and a celebration of South African heritage, then the Joburg Theatre is just the place for you. Opera fans and lovers of dance will be thrilled to hear that, for two nights only, they will …

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SPEND A NIGHT WITH NELSON MANDELA

Once his private retreat, the Nelson Mandela Centre for Reconciliation is now open to guests who wish to walk in Nelson Mandela’s footsteps. By Laura Ivill. Photo: Shambala Private Game Reserve, where the NMCR is found. There in the guest book, you can see where his friends Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey have scrawled lines of thanks. Spending the night …

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SOLAR PUZZLE SOLVED

A South African team may have solved solar puzzle even Google couldn’t crack. Pioneering technology to deliver the cheapest, small-scale concentrated solar power plants in the world could revolutionise the renewable energy market. These heliostats, or mirrors to concentrate the sun, in a field near Stellenbosch in South Africa could become the most affordable, small, plug-and play solar solutions in …

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SANLAM HANDMADE CONTEMPORARY FAIR

As we are getting closer to the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair we’d like to share with you some of the exciting elements we have lined up on the food side. With 15 new chefs and restaurants on board, plus a host of our regular favourites, there’ll be a culinary smorgasbord to choose from. One collaboration we’re particularly excited to announce …

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ACT DALRO PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS

Six young performers are one step closer to fulfilling their dream of being one of three successful students to be awarded a share of R315 000 towards a scholarship to study performing arts. This opportunity is granted to them as part of the 7th Annual ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships Programme – which encourages youths between the …

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LEPATATA

The Market Theatre and Windybrow Theatre present Lepatata. The Market Theatre is heading in a brave new direction through a determined commitment to produce theatre in all of South Africa’s indigenous languages. The move to broaden its appeal and serve all the different cultures in Johannesburg will officially begin in August with Lepatata, the first fully Setswana production ever to …