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A Night With Sipho Hotstix Mabuse at Leano Restaurant

Independent online (SA) 15 Nov 2022
He's made great music for decades, travelled the world, created a lasting legacy and he's lived his life with no regrets ... He started his career as a drummer in 1970 and his big break came with the single Jiva Soweto. This year the musician celebrates 71 years of a life well lived and he shared some career highlights. One of them was starting a band.

Soweto woman handed life sentence for the murder of her grandmother

News24 12 Nov 2022
A Soweto woman has been sentenced to life imprisonment after pleading guilty to murdering her grandmother ... .

3 things to do for a memorable Jozi staycation this festive season

Independent online (SA) 10 Nov 2022
Visit Soweto. The South West Township (Soweto) is South Africa’s most captivating and energetic township. Soweto, is the capital of urban and street culture and is filled with rich South African history ... The streets are coloured with beautiful murals and graffiti, and spontaneous adventures await those who love to live life on the edge.

Nomvelo Makhanya bows out of ‘Scandal!’ after nine years

Independent online (SA) 09 Nov 2022
She went from being a high school student in the Ngema household in Soweto to facing life as a young adult filled with trials and tribulations ... Lindiwe decided that after all she had gone through in life, she would take the risk of keeping her baby and fight to the bitter end.

Nomsa Manaka pays it forward as she continues ‘Dancing out of Cancer’

Independent online (SA) 25 Oct 2022
Set to take place at the Soweto Theatre on Sunday, October 30, the dance showcase will feature a diverse group of dancers and choreographers from the Nomsa Manaka Dance Studio in Soweto ... “Dance gave me life, and it's going to give me life again ... “It was that conversation that inspired me to continue to fight for my life.

Friday is a Feeling

Mail Guardian South Africa 16 Sep 2022
Whether it was listening to my father wash the car while listening to Nat King Cole, my mom rocking out to Joan Armatrading and Letta Mbulu, my grandfather shuffling awkwardly to Lionel Richie’s Dancing on the Ceiling or my grandmother enjoying the music of Mahlathini and The Mahotella Queen, music made life in Soweto sweeter.

Teen suicides are a clarion call to protect queer children

Mail Guardian South Africa 08 Sep 2022
The queer community is still reeling from the tragic death of Tiro Moalusi. The Soweto teenager took his own life on 16 August after he was allegedly humiliated by a student teacher because of his sexuality ... Similarly, in June, Mpho Falithenjwa took his life after being constantly bullied at school ... A pattern of queerphobic discrimination ...

‘Everything starts with the father’

Independent online (SA) 03 Sep 2022
Morake, who grew up in Tladi, Soweto, said many South Africans knew him as the “Lion King guy” and “the guy who’s had many marriages” but did not know much about him nor his background ... It channelled him to begin a reality TV show where viewers would get a sneak peek into his personal life.

Orchestra plays in protest against GBV

Sowetan Live 29 Aug 2022
Gorgeous sounds of viola and violins ...

Mbuzeni Zulu: Photographer who shot the stars gets his place in the sun

Mail Guardian South Africa 22 Aug 2022
Magwaza was sharing fond anecdotes with a group of friends and former colleagues gathered to honour and celebrate the life and legacy of the retired photojournalist Mbuzeni Zulu at Wandies Place in Dube, Soweto ... A cow reacts after being taken by comrades from a funeral in Soweto ... Zulu is living a quiet life in Senaoane.

Pirates aim to keep the unbeaten run going at Orlando on Sunday

Independent online (SA) 13 Aug 2022
The Buccaneers began life under Jose Riveiro with a 1-0 win over Soweto rivals Swallows last weekend, before playing out to a 1-1 draw with Stellenbosch in the Western Cape on Wednesday ... The Soweto giants are fourth in the table, one point adrift of leaders Royal AM, who remain ...

Orlando Pirates out to pluck Swallows’ feathers in 'Original Soweto Derby'

Independent online (SA) 06 Aug 2022
Pirates were founded in 1937, and a decade later, in another part of Soweto, Swallows came into being. Their matches did not capture the imagination straight away, but after the teams grew in popularity, the "Original Soweto Derby" became a classic, and unfortunately in one instance, a matter of life and death.

Napo Masheane pays homage to the 1956 heroes in ‘Herstory International Theatre Festival’

Independent online (SA) 26 Jul 2022
Internationally recognised playwright and director Napo Masheane is hosting the “Herstory International Theatre Festival” in celebration of all women across all works of life, at the Soweto Theatre this Women’s Month ... Masheane reflected on the life of theatre legend Mncedisi Shabangu, who died on Sunday, July 24.

Focus on poverty in South Africa urged on Mandela Day

Anadolu Agency 18 Jul 2022
Nelson Mandela International Day is very important to most people in South Africa and the continent, but I think the focus is not clearly directed at assisting poor people,” Thulani Simelane told Anadolu Agency at the Ikageng children’s center in Soweto township ...People are poor in South Africa, specifically Soweto.

Kgomotso Ratsie tells “HerStory”

The Botswana Gazette 13 Jul 2022
“Bontle” theatre production chronicles issues of gender identity GOSEGO ...

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