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In her latest novel, Critical But Stable, celebrated author Angela Makholwa delves into the realities of those who hide behind a perfect facade. Set in the world of an exclusive social club where “Keeping up with Khumalos” is do or die, this page-turner proves why Makholwa has garnered such...
Seabelo Senatla Glory Wine
How did you go from winger to wine? Living in Stellenbosch meant I was right in the heart of the South African wine industry. I was always visiting wine estates in the area, and this sparked my interest in wine. I tasted plenty of good wine - developed my palate...
Mohale Mashigo
For Mohale Mashigo (aka Black Porcelain), the role of creator is the most important and always comes first. Her CV includes loads of awards for writing and performing and comic-book collaborations. Recently she landed the job of teaming up with the Marvel franchise to work on their Marvel Voices:...
Kalk Bay Theatre
When the lights go up on the Kalk Bay Theatre Stage, it’s both a trip back in time and a rebirth. Their latest show, Noir, is a sexy throwback to the Vaudeville performances of the 1940’s. Irreverent, cheeky, lush and deliciously dark, it’s precisely the type of escapist fantasy...
Mermaid Fillet Review

A slice of Mermaid Fillet

Since its launch last year, Mermaid Fillet by Mia Arderne has frequented bestseller lists in bookstores around the country. The neo-noir novel is set in the northern suburbs of Cape Town and tells the story of a group of gangsters, a wife protecting her husband and their riches, the...
Shudufhadzo Musida

Beauty is always queen

“I am a woman. I am powerful. I am change”  - Shudu Musida Humble beginnings Could anything be more fun than hanging out with royalty? Spending some one-on-one time with the charming Miss South Africa 2020, Shudufhadzo Musida, is certainly a blast. Musida goes by many names Our Queen, Shudufhadzo, Shudu...
Reynold Agge founder of ASA Magazine

Rey, the fire-maker behind ASA

ASA is the culmination of the vision of one man. And that man is Rey, entrepreneur extraordinaire. Hailing from Edo State, Nigeria, Rey, an enigma to be honest, is reticent to reveal too much inside info about himself, but rather wants to talk about ASA. “ASA (which means “culture” in...
Author Sue Nyathi
Sue Nyathi’s most recent novel A Family Affair was released in October 2020 and is already in its second print run, which in South Africa is really phenomenal.  Sue describes herself as a writer by passion and an investment analyst by profession. Since her successful debut novel The Polygamist,...

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