IT HAS never happened before, but the upcoming season of Idols SA has produced two sets of teenage twins. Watching identical twins Neliswa and Anele Mxhakaza, 17, from Umlazi in Durban, could not be any different from watching 18-year-olds Lebohang...
THE future of South African surfing is in safe hands thanks to a competition aimed at unearthing the stars of tomorrow. During the Easter weekend more than 100 youngsters from the icy Cape west coast to warmer Zululand waters braved...
A CHINTSA East pair who made it into the second round of the Ultimate Braai Master, after tough auditions, will know on Friday whether they have made the final cut to be included in the second season of the...
THE rainy weather may have played a role in the fewer number of people who attended this year’s Sixties Festival over the Easter weekend, but hundreds nonetheless braved the bad weather for a bit of partying. Although organisers expected a...
SABC Crown award nominee Veliswa Skeyi, Sama Award winner Hlengiwe Mhlaba and many other popular local gospel stars will be performing at the Easter Gospel Feast on Monday in East London. The Easter Gospel Feast will be the first of...
THREE Cambridge Primary School pupils have been chosen as finalists in the Dream Car Art Contest. Toyota has been running the competition every year for the past seven years with the aim of connecting with future car buyers and finding...
AFTER six seasons of providing witty entertainment news on M-Net’s Mzansi Magic, Headline is coming to an end next month. The show, which gave viewers a glimpse into the lives of local celebrities away from the limelight, and showed us...
LOCAL fans of stand-up comedy are in for a treat when the popular 99% Xhosa Comedy show returns to The Venue@Hemingways in East London on Thursday. Some of the well-known comedians featured in this year’s show, include Tall A Mo...
MZUKISI Tuko, 36, is the only deaf person in his family. B orn in Tsholomnqa township in East London, he later moved to Nxarhuni location, spending his childhood between Nxarhuni and Mdantsane. He attended St Thomas School for the Deaf...
TWO East London high school pupils competed for top South African spots in the Buffalo Radio Controlled Car Club (BRCCC) yesterday. The two youngsters – Darren Green from Stirling High and Rebecca Cawood from Clarendon – raced against some of...
THE award-winning Gonubie Orchid Society (GOS) hosted its third judging orchid show at the weekend. President of the society, Tracy Moss, said the show coincided with the society’s 15th anniversary this year. Moss explained that the society hosted two shows a...
THE Mercury Amatola Bass Classic is one of the biggest fishing competitions held in the country and it takes place right on East London’s doorstep at Wriggleswade Dam. Stutterheim residents Cyril and Barbara Schwartz, who rent a permanent caravan site...
LIKE wine that gets better with each passing year, so is the music of the King William’s Town gospel trio, Zama and the Voice Ministries. This was evident during their 10th anniversary celebration that was held at the Guild Theatre...
COMMUNITY busybodies, members from the Workbench Centre in Parkside, do not back down from an opportunity to lend a helping hand. Despite being either mentally or physically disabled, the members are involved in various projects as a way of making...
A 73-YEAR-OLD man, his 66-year- old wife, two ponies and a Border Collie named Blue began an epic 260km run and horseback ride on Tuesday to raise funds for a Grahamstown home for the aged. The super-fit Ben Bezuidenhout, 73,...
The Sixties Festival has been around for the past 16 years and will be hosted at the Gonubie Show grounds at the end of the month. This is the festival’s sixth visit to our city. Zolani Nonxuba (SUBS:CORR) business developer for...
DUST off your old paintings, shine the family jewels and dig out the long-forgotten heirlooms – the stuff you call junk may just be worth a fortune. Over the past few days two of South Africa’s top arts and antiquities...
WHAT is believed to be the most unique fundraising project ever tried in South Africa – and maybe worldwide – is the 24-hour underwater marathon which will be undertaken by two 15-year-old East London schoolboys in full scuba gear...
HE IS known to many television viewers as James Motsamai on SABC2 soapie Muvhango, and now Dingaan Mokebe can also be seen presenting the channel’s consumer rights show Speak Out, the new season of which started last week. Mokebe feels...
THE raunchy, controversial South African Indian character, “Michael Naicker”, played by Durban comedian Kevin Perkins, is retiring – and at the weekend East London got to hear his X-rated jokes for the last time. Some in the audience escaped feeling...
CHINTSA is hailed as the little village with a big heart. Ideally situated at the centre of Chintsa East is Crawford’s Beach Lodge, which offers the perfect mid- week or weekend break as it’s only about 40km from East...
AFTER 12 years of playing the controversial and colourful Indian guy with a thing for bling-bling, comedian Kevin Perkins, who performs in East London tonight and tomorrow, is “retiring” his Mike Naicker character . Perkins has visited East London for...
ACTRESS Gail Mabalane, formerly Nkoane, now belongs to the same family as US stars Ellen Degeneres, Carrie Underwood and Thandie Newton. Well, sort of. The Kimberly-born beauty, who told True Love magazine in November that some over-zealous suitors had even...
THE Guild theatre hosted an “insanity” comedy show on Tuesday night, starring three hilarious humour geniuses. The Insanity League is made up of Ben Voss best known for dressing up in women’s clothes – in fact his alter ego is...
JAZZ artist and producer, Thembelani Batala, has dedicated his life to assist up and coming artists from rural areas and townships to help showcase their talent. The Ndevana-born music sensation said he believed people who were talented should not be...
IT was all ready, set and go for young athletes as creche s which form part of the Buffalo City Child Care Development Association (BCCCDA) competed at the Jan Smuts Stadium yesterday. The BCCCDA was founded in 2011 with a...
FOR two years he was part of the media mill with reports of a broken marriage, going broke and a war within his band. But Bongani Nchang, part of Afro-pop duo Malaika, has bounced back with his first solo album,...
OTELO Burning, Man on Ground and Skeem were among the big winners of the night at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. The films, produced, directed and written by mostly South African crews, took 10 awards among them. The first annual...
BOYS… there were plenty of them. There were some good boys and some bad boys. There were a few I fancied and some I wished I went to school with because of the cool science experiments they performed. I enjoyed...
LONG weekends are like mini holidays. They’re perfect for recharging your batteries and the great thing about living in South Africa is that we have plenty of them. Coupled with the fact that the Eastern Cape has so much to...
IT’S time to laugh out loud for comedy lovers as three “comic geniuses” join forces for the first time bringing The rise of the Insanity League to East London and Port Elizabeth. The show – a comedy sketch like no...
FANS of South African Zef rapper, Jack Parow, now have a chance to get into his head and, maybe, understand him better. His signature extra long peak caps will hit the shelves soon. Parow, whose real name is Zander Tyler, burst...
DEEMED too boring for SABC1’s All You Need is Love, TV presenter Sisanda Henna has found a new home on the small screen – as the host of Gospel Gold. Henna, who was born in King William’s Town, was kicked...
THIS will surprise you – I grew up in a house where books were of no importance. Really! I cannot recall seeing my parents with a book. We had some books, but they sat, unread, in a dusty cupboard –...
HUNDREDS of Eastern Cape bikers gathered at the East London War Memorial to pay tribute to fellow riders who had lost their lives. The annual global event, known as the “Memorial Run Biker Blessing”, was hosted in East London for...
TALENTED Eastern Cape songstress Berita has initiated a support campaign in East London to thank her fans for their support and to encourage them to vote in next month’s Metro FM Awards. Berita became a household name after releasing her...