Dancing his way to stage in Italy

AN EAST London-born dancer now based in Cape Town is hosting a choreographic workshop in the city this week to raise funds towards a course he is attending in Italy next month.

LEARN TO READ: Acclaimed writer Gcina Mlophe tells Fingo Village youth why they need to read

We need readers for the many stories out there

IN THE beginning was the word. The word gave birth to language. Language gave birth to the story. Through stories real fun began! For as long as there have been people in the world, we’ve had stories.

MASTER OF THE ART: Ringo Madlingozi, Afro-jazz musician, was one of many South African artists to grace East London at the first
DStv iRock Emonti festival in the Buffalo Park stadium over Easter Picture: SINO MAJANGAZA

Music fest enthralls BCM public into the early hours

THOUSANDS of music lovers packed Buffalo Park stadium in East London at the weekend for the two-day DStv iRock Emonti Easter concert to hear stars such as Lira, Zakes Bantwini and Thebe.


COMPETITION: Uplifting collection of gospel albums

FOR gospel music lovers planning to attend Sunday’s DStv iRock Emonti festival, the Daily Dispatch has put together a CD-giveaway to get you in the mood. We have six gospel CD sets to give away – all the CDs reviewed below as well as a Big Fish Worship CD featuring Denzel Erasmus, Esrial Mosehla and Tshepiso Motaung.


Where to hang out this Easter

WITH the four-day weekend ahead most of us are looking forward to the extra long period to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.

DIVA: Popular singer Lira is among the top musicians who will perform during DStv iRock Emonti music
festival at Buffalo Park stadium on Saturday Picture: GALLO IMAGES

IRock Emonti music festival organisers allay noise fears

ORGANISERS of the much-anticipated DStv iRock Emonti music festival have assured neighbouring East London residents they will not be sound-blasted out of their homes.


Acclaim for Evita and her crafty creator

PIETER-DIRK Uys enjoyed standing ovations at the two shows he put on at the Guild Theatre, the Friday night being completely sold out.

SURF ‘STOKED’: Phumla Pakamile stitches worn wetsuits for her extended surfer family of teen surfers at their family
home in Chintsa East Picture: MIKE LOEWE

Xhosa surf mom shows kids joy of riding waves

Chintsa teacher cares for brood of surfer teens. XHOSA surf mom Phumla Pakamile, 45, coaches and cares for up to 11 teen surfers at her humble Chintsa East township home.  

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