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NONKU NDLOVU

Nonku Ndlovu shows RapidLion, Musa Gwebani, that beauty is not just skin deep. Nonku Ndlovu has big, piercing brown eyes that somehow manage to be extra gentle when they rest on you. She has a sharp, angular face. High cheekbones. Straight nose. Strong chin. Her braided hair is copper-coloured. Today she wears a straight cut, white floral dress that rests …

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ROWAN STUART

South African singer-songwriter-guitarist Rowan Stuart has created an inimitable brand of Soul Folk music, with pop and world influences. Recalling Sting’s imaginative storytelling, Death Cab for Cutie’s sense of space and beauty, and John Mayer’s tight grooves, Rowan uses his notable prowess on the guitar as the foundation for his creativity. Rowan’s career came into full swing in 2014 with …

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THE KAROO

Why South Africa’s Karoo is a palaeontological wonderland. South Africa’s Karoo region has been in the headlines in recent years because of the prospect of a controversial fracking programme to exploit its potential shale gas resources. But, to palaeontologists, the Karoo Supergroup’s rocks hold the key to understanding the early evolutionary history of the major groups of land vertebrates – …

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JOZI’S FOOD MARKETS

12 must-visit food markets in Joburg. By Marie-Lais Emond The best markets are not just about the food – they should include some cultural wow too. Shopping malls don’t qualify, and why would they, when you can buy artisanal food from the interesting, innovative, honest-to-goodness purveyors who grew or made it themselves? Here’s our list of the most unique and …

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TELLINGER AND FRESK

Tellinger & Fresk is a formidable meeting of the minds between a South African treasure, Barbora Tellinger, the songbird who has been thrilling audiences for decades, and American jazz pianist and Grammy nominee John Fresk. Barbora’s career began at the Black Sun in 1980s Johannesburg, moved through the revolutionary Afrikaans Voelvry movement, onto the famous NO.58 in Hillbrow & enjoyed …

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TONY BENNETT AT 90

Nineteen-time Grammy winner, legendary entertainer and New York City native Tony Bennett celebrated his 90th birthday. The Empire State Building presented a dynamic, choreographed music-to-light show to honour Bennett’s musical legacy last night, which was followed by a light display of the Italian and American flag colors in acknowledgement of Bennett’s Italian-American heritage. His star-studded birthday festivities were held at …

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MZANSI WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL

Alison The Movie produced by award winning South African filmmaker and writer, Uga Carlini, is set to open the prestigious Mzansi Women’s Film Festival on the 5 August 2016 at 18:30 at Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg. The Mzansi Women’s Film Festival will run from 5 August 2016 till 7 August 2016 and having Alison The Movie open up the festival …

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SAMRO SCHOLARSHIPS

Jazz musos fly the KZN flag high at SAMRO Foundation competition. Two young jazz musicians from KwaZulu-Natal will be pulling out all the stops to secure a place in the finals of the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition, which will go down to the wire in Johannesburg in mid-August. Saxophonist Linda Sekhakhane and drummer Sidney Rash are two of the six …

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KEYES ART MILE

High street transformation begins on Keyes Art Mile. In August 2016, the opening of the TRUMPET in Rosebank, Johannesburg, marks the first exciting step in the transformation of Keyes Avenue into an open fusion of art and architecture – where art, design, life, leisure, fun, friends and work will form one seamless experience. This is the vision of Keyes Art …