Roosta set to strut his funny stuff in EL

FROM small town Zwelitsha in the Eastern Cape, to roaming the streets and performing on stages in London in the UK, stand-up comedian, Ndumiso...

EL pupils off to Los Angeles

FOUR Selborne College pupils will represent South Africa, at the World Performing Arts championships in Los Angeles in July this year. These pupils have just...

EC turns up the volume

EASTERN Cape radio stations walked away with seven awards at the fourth MTN Radio Awards in Johannesburg at the weekend. The awards, held at the...

Education a key theme for 2013 Anglican synod

TOMORROW, the Anglican Synod, which takes place every three years, begins. This year it takes place in Grahamstown, at St Andrew’s College. While the synod...

Kashe and Mvandaba’s fairytale wedding

IT was a glorious mixture of high society and tears when Pumeza Kashe, of Kashe and Son Funer al Parlour in Mdantsane, tied the...

Telling tales of fearless and fascinating teens

SALLY-ANN Partridge is an award- winning young adult novelist from Cape Town. She was named as one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South...

Surfing the web for a wave

BLESSED with an abundance of great waves along its almost 900km shoreline, J-Bay may be the jewel in the crown of the Eastern Cape,...

Hard times for revellers

EAST London nightclubs are feeling the pinch as tough economic times bite and clubbers go out less often. Nightclub owners said this week they had...

Charities benefit after ‘wild women’ finish epic trail run

THREE days and 92km later, 20 of East London’s “wild women” completed the challenge of running along the Wild Coast raising money for charity...

EL rapper hits the spotlight

AMALINDA’S hip-hop star Nandoz’s career is on the up, having recently shot his first music video in Mdantsane. The rapper musician is hoping to lure...

Kicking bootcamp butt real challenge

THE Eastern Cape Bootcamp Challenge (ECBC) returned on Saturday and tested the strength, stamina and sense of camaraderie of those East Londoners brave enough...

Local leadership talent in spotlight

WITH only six weeks before the popular One Day Leader show on national television ends, King William’s Town-born youth, Sanda Ncama, has had his...

Bible college honours gospel star

MDANTSANE-born gospel singer Khanyisa Sabuka recently received an honorary doctorate in music from a Durban-based Bible college. Sabuka said she had been invited by the...

Jazz festival acts have crowd shouting for more

THE 14th Cape Town International Jazz Festival lived up to its high expectations at the weekend with jazz lovers revelling in the rich line-up...

Church helps launch gospel artist

AFTER years of singing on the streets and selling his albums himself, King William’s Town-born gospel artist Lusindiso Sajini officially launched his new album...

Taking gospel forward

LOCAL gospel music sensations Chosen are living their dream of making it big time as group members grow in their personal capacity and Chosen...

EC jazz singer showcases her talent alongside icons

EASTERN Cape musician Pu2ma Tiso makes her Cape Town International Jazz Festival debut this weekend and when she takes to the stage, this “township...

East Cape marathon ace, April, marches on

EASTERN Cape athlete Lusapho April has done it again by achieving a first place in the Jumbo Beach to Beach half marathon last month...

Three new SA radio stations hit airwaves

THREE new radio stations are adding diversity to the tightly controlled South African radio sphere. Smile 90.4 FM, supported by film producer Anant Singh, hit...

New ‘Idols’ season sports two sets of teenage twins

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...

Top talent at EC surf competition

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...

Chintsa duo vie for ‘Braai Master’ slot

A CHINTSA East pair who made it into the second round of the Ultimate Braai Master, after tough auditions, will know on Friday whether...

Partied up a storm despite the rain

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,...

Heavenly music feast for Easter Monday

SABC Crown award nominee Veliswa Skeyi, Sama Award winner Hlengiwe Mhlaba and many other popular local gospel stars will be performing at the Easter...

Cambridge pupils in finals of art contest

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...

Popular ‘Headline’ ends soon

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...

EL ready for a big barrel of laughs

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...

Bringing gospel to the deaf

MZUKISI Tuko, 36, is the only deaf person in his family. B orn in Tsholomnqa township in East London, he later moved to Nxarhuni...

EL pupils excel in mini car races

TWO East London high school pupils competed for top South African spots in the Buffalo Radio Controlled Car Club (BRCCC) yesterday. The two youngsters –...

Orchids steal the show in Gonubie

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...

An ideal fisherman’s haven

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...

Gospel comes alive with heavenly concert

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...

Church built by disabled folk

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...

Grahamstown trio gear up for 260km fund raiser

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...

EL looks forward to ’60s fest

The Sixties Festival has been around for the past 16 years and will be hosted at the Gonubie Show grounds at the end of...

Old ‘junk’ reveals surprise treasures

DUST off your old paintings, shine the family jewels and dig out the long-forgotten heirlooms – the stuff you call junk may just be...

Brave bid to tackle underwater marathon

WHAT is believed to be the most unique fundraising project ever tried in South Africa – and maybe worldwide – is the 24-hour underwater...

Soap star ready to ‘Speak Out’

HE IS known to many television viewers as James Motsamai on SABC2 soapie Muvhango, and now Dingaan Mokebe can also be seen presenting the...

Popular SA character bows out after 12 years

THE raunchy, controversial South African Indian character, “Michael Naicker”, played by Durban comedian Kevin Perkins, is retiring – and at the weekend East London...

Little village with big heart

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...

Going out with a bling

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...

SA actress is new face of beauty brand

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...

Crazy, zany world of ‘Insanity League’

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...

Batala develops local musicians

JAZZ artist and producer, Thembelani Batala, has dedicated his life to assist up and coming artists from rural areas and townships to help showcase...

Youngsters showcase skills

IT was all ready, set and go for young athletes as creche s which form part of the Buffalo City Child Care Development Association...

Nchang reclaims his life with debut solo album

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...

SA films shine with African magic

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,...

Chance discovery opens a new world

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...

Getaways on our doorstep

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...

Madly funny show for EL

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...