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...