Posts – Arts & Entertainment

Think inside the (27) box(es)

  • 28 July 2015 by Carina van Wyk

Tired of shopping centres that look identical and have the same big chain stores? Looking for unique clothing, home decor, art and food that won’t cost you an arm and a leg? Want to support entrepreneurs with small businesses? Then it’s time to see what’s going on at 27Boxes, a new shopping centre built entirely from shipping containers, in the trendy suburb of Melville in Johannesburg.


7 must-read contemporary South African novels

When it comes to books, lists are a terrible idea. But we’d rather you read some of the gems that South Africa has to offer than none at all.


Madame Zingara’s The Celebration: a rabbit hole

  • 17 July 2015 by Quathar Jacobs

“Which way you ought to go depends on where you want to get to ...” wrote Lewis Carroll in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. And much like the 150-year old novel, Madame Zingara’s The Celebration is a rabbit hole, and “we’re all mad here”.


Mzukisi Mbane has a passion for fashion

  • 13 July 2015 by Lynnette Johns

Mzukisi Mbane is an up-and-coming Cape Town-based fashion designer who developed his passion for fashion from his seamstress mom, Ethel Meane.


Upcoming theatre productions you shouldn't miss

South Africa is a haven for lovers of the performing arts, from Broadway-worthy musicals and theatre productions, to live performances so wonderful they will give you goosebumps.


A look at what's been going on at the National Arts Festival 2015

Grahamstown’s annual National Arts Festival has kicked off. Here’s a virtual look at what’s on the go in this not-so-sleepy Eastern Cape town.


10 days of fun at the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival

  • 30 June 2015 by Zimkhitha Sulelo

Over the years the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival has become one of the most popular events in the Western Cape.


Popular pics on Instagram this week: sharks, sunrise and street art

  • 26 June 2015 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We love all the fantastic Igers using #MeetSouthAfrica to share their photos of our country. Here are the top images shared on our account in the past week ...


Going Dutch in Umhlanga is a whole new concept

The Dutch bar and lounge, an old-school jazz, blues and rock club, features a wide range of live music from the 1930s to the 1970s.


Cape Town's Greenmarket Square – an authentic piece of Africa

  • 15 June 2015 by Lynnette Johns

Greenmarket Square in Cape Town has a rich history – it was a slave market, a base to patrol from and, at its lowest point, a parking lot. Today it is a popular market where tourists can haggle over the price of souvenirs.