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Spier Poetry Festival: Quick Q&A with James MatthewsFeeste 2016-04-21
"it is the eve of life's death
and i am departing with
a glow of being
my spirit ablaze with
Spier Poetry Festival: Quick Q&A with Georges LoryFeeste 2016-04-21
"Poetry is a desperate move to express what we can't express." – Georges Lory
Film review: AllegiantFilm 2016-04-06
"Allegiant is a tedious, more befuddling, and even more sexist version of Divergent and Insurgent."
Murray's Food Trails: The Hussar GrillKos en wyn 2016-03-31
"At The Hussar Grill you are sure to go back in Rondebosch history."
Film review: The AssignmentFilm 2016-03-01
"The prospect of watching a home-grown, Joburg-based thriller about a (yes, female) journalist scooping a major story was an exciting one. We undoubtedly have the stories to tell and the talent to tell it. Our movie industry is, furthermore, producing quite remarkable thrillers, comedies, dramas, etc. Sadly, The Assignment is not remarkable at all."
Review: I turned away and she was gone at the Magnet TheatreTeater 2016-02-22
"If you have a child, you ought to see this. If you have a parent, you ought to see this. If you are both child and parent, well: Go."
New era for Vergenoegd unveiledLifestyle and entertainment 2016-02-12
"The team has launched some new initiatives on the farm to complement the famed 'duck parade' – a morning and afternoon display of hundreds of Indian Runner ducks."
Bo-Kaap Kitchen: Q&A with Craig FraserKos en wyn 2016-02-10
"Bo-Kaap Kitchen is a collection of recipes from residents of the Bo-Kaap, the people who live in the area, those inhabitants who have a history there, a cultural connection to it. It is not a collection of recipes from a chef or a restaurant; this is food of and from the people. Not only is it their food, but it is also their stories, it is a slice of history through personal experiences."
US Woordfees 2016 interview: Rainbow Scars by Mike van GraanToyota US Woordfees 2016-02-09
"Scars are not only physical. Hurt – and therefore, scars – may take emotional, psychological and intellectual forms too."
Murray’s Food Trails: Ranoushe, Lebanese Restaurant Bar, Waterfront, Cape TownKos en wyn 2016-02-08
"It’s proof that some of the nicest dishes are from uncooked food, simple to make, and so tasty."
Interview: A personal Disney fairytaleLifestyle and entertainment 2016-01-22
"Once upon a time ..."
Just Jinjer: "It was like making dinner with the family again"Musiek 2016-01-13
"We have always been very open to criticism within the band, simply because we truly know and trust where we’re coming from with each other."
Humpty Dumpty goes to the balletLifestyle and entertainment 2015-12-21
Humpty Dumpty and Friends, a brand new children’s ballet by Robin van Wyk, opens at Artscape in Cape Town on Tuesday 5 January 2016.
Silver for LitNet at Arts Journalism AwardsLifestyle and entertainment 2015-12-01
LitNet is among the websites and blogs awarded at this year's Arts Journalism Awards.
An invitation: South African Drama and Theatre Heritage ProjectTeater 2015-11-09
"We want to provide a safe repository for drama and theatre material in the Unisa Library Archive."
Full Moon Picnic at the TaalmonumentLifestyle and entertainment 2015-10-23
Come and take a closer look at the full moon from the Afrikaanse Taalmonument on Paarlberg, at the first Full Moon Picnic of the season on Saturday 24 October 2015.
Review: The Baxter Dance Festival 2015Teater 2015-10-14
"Over the past decade the Baxter Dance Festival has grown from an experimental showcase to the Western Cape’s go-to annual event for what’s new and noteworthy from the local dance fraternity."
Interview: Artist Andrew Hart Adler in conversation with Steyn du ToitKuns 2015-09-29
"Ultimately, there is a relationship between the viewer and the painting. However, the interaction that takes place depends on how far the viewer wants to take it. It’s a bit like going to a cocktail party and seeing someone that you find appealing."
kykNET Silwerskermfees 2015: Boers at the End of the World | Boere op die aardsdrempelkykNET Portaal 2015-08-26
"Afrikaans is fossilised there. Their idea of what it means to be Afrikaans comes from an earlier time. Interestingly, as the linguist Andries Coetzee points out in the film, this also means that they predate apartheid."
Midlands Literary Festival 2015: ProgrammeLifestyle and entertainment 2015-08-12
The sixth chapter of the annual Midlands Literary Festival takes place over the weekend of 21–23 August 2015 in Howick.