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INDIE KAROO FILM FESTIVAL

The Jewel of the Great Karoo shines bright with the 2nd Indie Karoo Film Festival. The quaint Karoo town of Prince Albert magnificently celebrates films and filmmaking with its 2nd Indie Karoo Film Festival from June 29 to July 3. “We aim to become one of the best film festivals in Africa,” says filmmaker Johnny Breedt. “The IKFF’s long term …

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DROSTDY HOF BILTONG PATE

While rugby gees at the stadium or pub is always exciting, sometimes the winter cold makes us want to curl up and stay indoors! Drostdy Hof invites you to make the most of the moment in your own home when South Africa takes on Ireland this June 11. Drostdy Hof, as South African as the “Bokke”, was originally established in …

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PERIPHERY FOR FRANK’D UP

KRANK’D UP fans are in for the experience of their lives with the announcement of highly acclaimed sonic innovators, PERIPHERY as its 2016 headliner. Smashing any preconceptions of progressive metal to bits across three albums and a handful of unconventional releases, PERIPHERY needs no introduction. The band’s mind-bending instrumentation and diverse vocalizations will be vividly on display as they make …

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JACQUES MOOLMAN: CHAMBERS

Jacques Moolman (front man of the SAMA award winning rock band Shadowclub) has released his Deluxe EP for his solo project as Chambers. The project, which features contributions from the FutureKings (Ross Jack & Alex Parker), Peach Van Pletzen, Craig Massiv and Troydon Murison has set the music world on fire. His debut single “Heaven’s Got No Place (Pascal & …

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I HAVE LIFE: ALISON’S JOURNEY

The South African classic I Have Life: Alison’s Journey as told to Marianne Thamm is the inspiration behind a new film Alison: A Tale of Monsters, Miracles and Hope and Penguin Random House South Africa (PRHSA) will publish a film tie-in to coincide with the first screenings of the film in early June 2016. I Have Life: Alison’s Journey has …

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IMRAN GARDA: THE THUNDER THAT ROARS

Imran Garda’s debut novel, The Thunder That Roars, has been announced as the joint winner of the prestigious Olive Schreiner Prize for Prose. The prize is awarded annually by the English Academy of South Africa for a work of prose, poetry or drama. Garda’s taut and thrilling novel draws on the author’s experience as a well-known international journalist and news …

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AFRICAN ART

The Auctioneer: Bonhams’ Giles Peppiatt on African Art by Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop, image El Anatsui ‘Used Towel’ Estimate £50,000-80,000 Having first set up the annual ‘The South African Sale’ in London in 2007, Bonhams pioneered the first auction dedicated to Modern and Contemporary African Art in London in April 2009, and last year, the auction house felt confident enough about the …

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KOEKSISTER

Timeless & Tasty: The Mighty Koeksister by Andrew Pearson. A legendary favourite, this sweet treat has earned a place in South African culinary history. When it comes to staying power, the sticky syrupy treat known as the ‘koeksister’ rules supreme in the hearts, minds and tastebuds of South Africans across the country. From humble Cape Malay origins, this simple yet …

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FOREVER JACKSON

Direct from London and exclusively at Joburg Theatre, visiting South Africa for the first time, FOREVER JACKSON is set to delight Michael Jackson fans in Joburg. The show will run on The Mandela stage from June 1st to June 19th 2016. Artist and producer Robin Parsons pays true homage to the late great King Of Pop. Singing 100% live lead …

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MTN BUSHFIRE DIALOGUES

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, MTN Bushfire will countdown to the festival with 10 days of live online dialogues – an open invitation to bring to life #BRINGYOURFIRE. Festival goers, partners, sponsors and interested parties are encouraged to become active participants in these live online dialogues in the lead-up to this year’s festival. Each day will focus on a different …