For his fans, Chris Martin’s voice is haunting enough as it is. Imagine it bouncing spookily around the surreal walls of the Cango Caves – which is what MTV is proposing, according to local reports. This hasn’t impressed the conservationists of the Klein Karoo very much, however, who feel that […]

Coldplay to Spelunk in Cango Caves?

Your Correspondent was in the right place at the right time on Friday evening, attending a function designed to raise awareness about the Field Band Foundation, an organization whose purpose is to keep at-risk youth in South Africa off the streets. The FBF offers kids the chance to learn an […]

SA Field Band Foundation Gets Big Boost from Lincoln Center

Alert! Party with The Goldfish coming up at The Backpack! But first, some background info… Kilimanjaro ASI If you don’t know the story of Colin Javens, prepare to be astounded. Colin, 25, is a tetraplegic – he lost the use of his arms and legs in a diving accident – […]

Catch The Goldfish Live at The Backpack – and Support ...

The “American hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg”, as he is known to the press in South Africa, spent last night in police custody in London, instead of on stage in Johannesburg, where he was due to perform as part of the Premier Foods People’s Concert. (Only in South Africa could a […]

Snoop Dogg Misses His Flight

Waking up at 9 am was already considered late for the hardcore beer-drinkers at the Oppikoppi Easter Festival. We walked from our tents to the outdoor bathrooms to brush our teeth as a group of people returned from playing a round of beer golf and began their morning braai of […]

Oppikoppi Easter Festival

Spotted! Mzwakhe Mbuli, the People’s Poet! Where? Johannesburg! The People’s Poet Loving SA yet? Yes! Why? “Once again, I extend my most profound appreciation, sincere thanks and volumes of love. Every person who has visited my website deserves a gold medal. My moment of glory shall dawn. Okuhle nokumhlope. God […]

Local’s View: Mzwakhe Mbuli, the People’s Poet!

Jazz lovers, don’t forget that “Africa’s Grandest Gathering”, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival kicks off tonight at the CTICC! Over 40 musicians are primed to groove – and the headline act is none other than the fabulous Mr. Jose Feliciano himself. Jazz Fest Links: Jazz Fest Homepage | SA […]

Cape Town Jazz Festival Tonight!

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Koos Kombuis is a regte South African original, known primarily for his music, but also as a dabbler in many other genres of the arts. He has recently added blogging to his renaissance-man palette, and his blog currently features a real gem: a new song recorded just for Eskom. Eskom, […]

Cape Town Power Outage: Koos Gets His Revenge on Eskom