Funny men The Bats are ready to rock Sandton

Theatre on the Square 11/06/2017 17:44:55 Presented by Daphne Kuhn, The Bats return to the Auto & General Theatre on the Square to kick-start the festive season in Sandton from 21-25 November. The veteran rock ’n roll funny men, Eddie Eckstein, Paul Ditchfield, Pete Clifford and Derek Gordon perform at […]

Album: Botswana’s unique traditional dances

GABORONE, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) — With well-choreographed and vigorous moves, traditional dances in Botswana are unique, rhythmic, and expressive. There is a wide range of Botswana dance styles and routines which have strong linkages to the Botswana culture. The dancers wear traditional costumes made of animal skins and bones, and perform in […]

Africa’s King Of Recycled Art Comes To SA

Ghanaian artist El Anatsui is one of Africa’s most famous artists — just one of his famous bottle-top works fetches millions of dollars on the international market — and yet, he has never had an exhibition in South Africa. But that’s about to change. Meyina, Anatsui’s first solo exhibition in […]

Lesotho waiting for SADC standby force

There is currently no official word from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on a proposed intervention in Lesotho, but indications are a 1 200-strong standby force could be headed to the mountain kingdom as early as next week. Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki is reported by the Lesotho Times […]

Swazi PM ties the knot

It was a joyous occasion as Prime Minister Sibusiso Dlamini’s wedding to Gugu Primrose Simelane was celebrated by about 1 500 people yesterday at the Evangelical Church in Matsapha. From the ordinary man on the street to members of the diplomatic corps as well as the royal household in Balondolozi, […]

Global malnutrition is a ‘hidden pandemic’ – Graça Machel

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Mozambican humanitarian Graca Machel are addressing a summit on the crisis of malnutrition, which is an underlying cause for half of the child deaths worldwide. Organisers on Saturday announced $640 million in new commitments to tackle global malnutrition, bringing pledges over the next decade […]

Supra convoy ‘forced’ Botswana’s president off road

Botswana President Ian Khama is said to be livid after his convoy was allegedly forced off the road by a blue-light brigade transporting North West premier Supra Mahumapelo during a visit to Gaborone. The incident has caused a diplomatic storm between Pretoria and Gaborone as the Khama government has officially […]

DRC lurches into crisis

joseph kabila

More than half a million people have fled ethnic violence in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo since last year. The area is “on the brink of a deadly disaster”, warned the Norwegian Refugee Council on Wednesday. Four years of clashes between militias representing the Luba ethnic group and Twa pygmies […]