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  • Follow Madiba’s footsteps

    This year marks the 24th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from Victor Verster Prison (now Drakenstein Correctional Centre). To commemorate the life of SA’s national icon the Drakenstein Correctional Centre in conjunction with the Drakenstein Municipality and Cape Winelands District Municipality will stage the fifth annual 27 for Freedom Run/Walk on Saturday 8 February. You can choose to do either a 27 km or 10 km run/walk. Alternatively enter the 5 km Freedom Route fun run/walk and follow the same route Madiba took when he left prison. For more info and to enter click here. But hurry! Entries close on Sunday 2 February.

  • Royal heart-throb plus super giveaways

    In a first for FAIRLADY, the February issue of the magazine boasts a guy on the cover – and it’s none other than royal crush Prince Harry. Inside master patissier Eric Lanlard shares his favourite chocolate recipes plus each copy of the magazine comes with a Le Creuset discount voucher and pair of stylish earrings. The latest issue of FAIRLADY is on sale now.

  • Get your tickets to Skouspel Cape Town now!

    Skouspel is coming to Cape Town on 19 and 20 July and it’s going to be unforgettable. Last year audiences didn’t get to see Kurt Darren perform after he was involved in a serious car accident which injured his eye, but this year he’s back with all the favourites. Other stars at the show include Elvis Blue, Emo Adams, Laurika Rauch and Snotkop. Shows take place at 1 pm on Saturday 19 July as well as 1 pm and 7 pm on Sunday 20 July. Get your tickets at Computicket or Shoprite and Checkers.

  • Lindiwe Mazibuko biography sees the light

    Owning the Future: Lindiwe Mazibuko and the Changing Face of the DA by Donwald Pressley was recently launched at Love Books in Melville, Johannesburg and at The Book Lounge, Cape Town. This unauthorised biography of the first black person to lead the parliamentary opposition in South Africa gives an important overview of the Democratic Alliance ahead of this year’s general election. At the Joburg launch Gauteng DA premier candidate Mmusi Maimane chatted to the author and Lindiwe, while at the Cape Town launch Brent Meersman led a discussion with the author, Lindiwe and Agang leader Dr Mamphela Ramphele.

  • Must-have book for small-business owners

    Do you work yourself to the bone but have little to show for your efforts? Is your business racking up huge debts? Are you at a crossroads but unsure which way to turn? If your small business dream has turned into a nightmare, then Your Small Business Nightmare and How to Wake Up is a must-read. Business consultant and popular blogger Bertie du Plessis provides you with sensible, realistic ways of getting yourself out of a mess – and into the black. Founder of the MindPilot (Pty) Ltd® positioning consultancy in 1995, his client list includes various JSE-listed companies and numerous small- and medium-sized enterprises. In 2010 his blog on was among the top 10 most popular blogs in the business category in South Africa. Find out more at and

  • New novel by Connie Luyt

    In Meer as Een Grens by Connie Luyt, who also wrote Lang Skaduwees in Afrika, you are again struck by the narrator’s warmth and compassion. The love story investigates the impact of the border war on people’s lives and the shadowy world of military intelligence. The novel was recently launched at Graffiti Books & Stationery in Pretoria.

  • Media24 pays special tribute to Mandela

    On Friday 6 December the world woke up to the sad news that Nelson Mandela had passed away the night before. Media24 CEO Esmaré Weideman called for a moment of silence at 12:00 in all Media24 offices. She herself led a moment of silence at Media24’s head office at the Naspers Centre in Cape Town. Shortly afterwards hundreds of white balloons were released by staffers. At Media Park in Johannesburg a memorial wall was erected where staff members could leave their messages for Madiba. Media24 celebrated Mandela’s life in many other ways. All Media24’s newspapers ran tribute covers on Friday 6 December and over the weekend and many included commemorative Nelson Mandela supplements to keep. Die Burger has a dedicated site with rare footage, images and voice recordings and chronological information about his upbringing, marriages and political struggle. YOU and Huisgenoot have honoured Mandela in a special enriched digital magazine commemorating his life and legacy. The Media24 Magazines Digital team posted a moving tribute video online and a tribute book where people can write their messages to Madiba has been placed in the Naspers Centre foyer. But the most special and lasting homage is the extraordinary photographic exhibition in the Naspers Centre foyer titled “Moments with Madiba”. The pictures were sourced from Media24’s archives. “How privileged are we, as media people, to have chronicled his life and work and, this week, to report on his passing,” Esmaré says. “There’s no better way for us to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.” The exhibition is open to the public and Media24 invites everyone to experience this marvellous commemoration.

  • Fitting tribute for Madiba

    Thursday 5 December was a sad day for the entire world when beloved statesman, peacemaker and global icon Nelson Mandela passed away. But nowhere has his death been felt more keenly than in South Africa. To honour the greatest leader of all time YOU, Huisgenoot and DRUM have put together a collector’s magazine that vividly captures Mandela’s life and his pursuit of freedom and democracy. The 148-page Mandela Tribute magazine contains moving pictures and unique illustrations that cover all aspects of his life, from his birth, childhood and family life to his life as a political freedom fighter, his years in jail, his term as president and his contribution to society as a whole. The Mandela Tribute magazine is available in stores countrywide. There’s also an enriched digital version with interactive infographics, videos and slide shows available in the iTunes Store at $4,99 (about R50, depending on the exchange rate). A digital version of the magazine is available at

  • Evita’s Darlings showered with gifts

    Learners at Evita’s Darlings couldn’t believe it when NB Publishers delivered a load of books at the school last week. The preparatory school, which opened its doors in 2010, is one of The Darling Trust’s educational projects in the town. Satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys, the school’s founder and patron, also visited the school to see 60 excited children each get a book.

  • Bubbly Boity tops Hot 100 list

    Actress and TV presenter Boitumelo “Boity” Thulo (23) has been named South Africa’s favourite celebrity in the 10th annual heat Hot 100 celebrity popularity competition. The highest ranking international celebrity is Lady Gaga at No 4, which makes it the first time in the history of heat Hot 100 that the top three on the list are local celebs. Musician and songwriter Elvis Blue and TV presenter and radio DJ Minnie Dlamini came in at No 2 and 3 respectively. “Boity’s bubbly personality is infectious, so it’s no wonder her rise to fame has been so rapid,” heat editor Andre Neveling says. Boitumelo says she heard the news from her manager, Lorinda Voges. “I kept saying to her, ‘Are you sure?’ I couldn’t believe it!” In total 55 new celebrities made it onto the heat Hot 100 list. An impressive 40 of the top 100 celebrities are South African. For full details about this year’s heat Hot 100 click here or get the latest issue of heat magazine – it’s on sale now. You can also join heat on Facebook (heatSouthAfrica) or follow heat on Twitter (heatSouthAfrica).