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Tsala Jazz – a movement beyond sound

Tsala Jazz is a dynamic music and lifestyle event that was launched in Soweto in 2007, and has evolved beyond just sound. Like a robust jazz standard capable of transforming lives, it has grown into a movement, the mission of which is to spread the art form far and wide.

We spoke to Mthuthuzeli Ndlebe, one part of the two-man collective of Tsala Jazz, who told us about the movement’s vision to make it accessible and break stereotypes.

What is Tsala Jazz and how was it conceived?

Tsala Jazz is a movement that started as an event. We started off hosting festive events around Christmas time, but because…
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Tsala Jazz – a movement beyond sound

DEAD MEN WALKING 

It was Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s founding fathers, who proclaimed that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. While the latter are certainly quite difficult to escape, for those of us working in the media there are sometimes ways to circumvent the former. A cat is said to have nine lives, and every so often, so too do human beings.

A case in point: In 2012, after former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown and imprisoned during the tumultuous Arab Spring, the world’s media killed him off on no fewer than seven different occasions. Sadly, yours truly,…
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DEAD MEN WALKING 

AFRICA’S TRAVEL INDABA 2018 TO CELEBRATE THE GREAT AFRICAN STORY

As KwaZulu-Natal gears up for the 26th consecutive Africa’s Travel Indaba – formerly known as Travel Indaba – the continent at large is set to showcase its best offerings in a range of exhibitions for the international travel trade.

Awarded as Africa’s best travel and tourism show by the Association of World Travel Awards and referred to as “the greatest travel trade show on the continent”, 80 countries are set to attend the three-day event, 31 of which are from Africa.

READ MORE: African tourism trends

The event is expected to raise R89 million for the region’s GDP, according to MEC for Economic Development and Tourism Sihle Zikalala as reported…
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AFRICA’S TRAVEL INDABA 2018 TO CELEBRATE THE GREAT AFRICAN STORY

WOMEN INVITED TO CELEBRATE KING THA DAY WITH THANDISWA

Saturday, 31 March, is Thandiswa Mazwai’s birthday and she wants all her sisters to celebrate with her at KING THA DAY at the Newtown Music Factory.

“I’m inviting my sisters to a women-only gig on my birthday in celebration of their resilience and strength,” she says.

“It is an attempt to strengthen the sisterhood and together imagine new worlds. We will come together in one space to celebrate our unique power.”

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The KING THA DAY programme will kick off at 4pm with a market, talks and poetry in the small venue….
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WOMEN INVITED TO CELEBRATE KING THA DAY WITH THANDISWA

GET READY FOR WILDRUN AFRICA

Three days. Three countries. 92 kilometres. If you’re a trail runner who has a passion for exploring the great outdoors, the Mapungubwe Wildrun should be on your bucket list. From the banks of the Limpopo River in Zimbabwe to the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana and across to the ancient kingdom of Mapungubwe in South Africa, this is a safari on the run like no other!

Go to www.wildrun.com to enter now.

GET READY FOR WILDRUN AFRICA

Limpopo’s Marula Festival set to attract domestic & international tourists

Beautiful and abundant, that is Marula harvest month. The festival is currently underway and extends until the end of March. The harvest season attracts domestic, regional and international tourists to Limpopo.

The Limpopo province spends an entire year prepping for their annual Marula Festival to coincide with harvest season of February right through to the end of March. The partnership of several stakeholders like SEDA, Limpopo Tourism Agency, Limpopo Economic Development Agency, Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality, Mopani District Municipality, Office of the Premier, National Department of Arts and Culture, Phalaborwa Tourism Association and Kruger National Park (Phalaborwa) sees the province use this period as…
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Limpopo’s Marula Festival set to attract domestic & international tourists