Cape Town

Gift and the Curse

Zama Mthetwa | October 14th, 2013

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September saw the release of one of the most anticipated house albums of the year. Living on opposite sides of the world, legendary U.K based producer Martin “Atjazz” Iverson and young talent Jullian Gomes brought us “Gift and the Curse”. Read More

H&M COMES TO SA

Zama Mthetwa | July 30th, 2013

 

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 Just when we’d given up all hope of H&M ever gracing our shores, the big surprise announcement was finally made on the 21st of July.

After seeing brands like Topshop and Zara opening and being so well received, The Swedish retail giant has jumped on the bandwagon. They plan on opening their doors in South Africa in 2015. We all know H&M to have successfully managed to keep stock of the latest fashion at great prices, as well as securing amazing collaborations with some of the top names in the fashion industry, such as Marni and more recently Isabel Marant. The excitement is beyond me. As for the 2 year wait, well I guess it’s true when they say that patience is a virtue…we’ll just have to be content with Top Shop and Zara in the meantime.

Editor: Junia Tsekiso

LE GRAND PETITE NOIR

Zama Mthetwa | June 25th, 2013

 

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A young talent making waves in the music industry is Petite Noir. Having recently signed to a British independent record label, it seems the sky is the limit for this young Capetonian. With his new single Noirse being well received internationally, things only seem to be on the up. He was also a headline act at the NorthSide Festival in Brooklyn, New York on the 16th of June where he performed alongside the likes of Solange Knowles. It’s great to see yet another South African following in the footsteps of Spoek Mathambo and making moves on the international music scene.

Check out his latest video Noirse which was shot in London.

Zulu

Zama Mthetwa | June 3rd, 2013
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I was more than elated at having had the pleasure of bumping into the likes of Orlando Bloom on these Cape Town streets. I learned that he has spent a few months here in preparation for his upcoming role in the crime drama film titled Zulu directed by Jerome Salle, best known for his direction of the thriller The Tourist starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. he film is due to be released on the 26th of May 2013. Shot in Cape Town, the picture is based around Bloom and Forest Whitaker’s roles as cops investigating the unexpected murder of two women during South Africa’s apartheid era.

There’s already a huge build-up in anticipation of its release, and was featured at prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Looking forward to seeing this locally shot production, hope it does well at the box office.

Iphonography

Zonke Mthetwa | May 15th, 2013
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The  growing  blogging culture has led to a rise in the number of photographers one comes into contact with, so it was extremely refreshing to come across a photographer with a difference. Cues Roy Potterill, a Joburg based iphonographer who saw greater potential in instagram than it just being a social media tool. Thumbnail is a follow up to his Hashtag exhibition which was made up of strictly iphone generated images of the city landscape. The recipe for his Thumbnail exhibition was the same,  but saw his lens venture out to capture the marvels of the country at large. It’s really inspiring to see what a man and his iphone can produce.

The exhibition can be viewed at the Exposure Gallery (Johannesburg) on 70 Juta  Str, Braamfontein and the Exposure Gallery at The Old Biscuit Mill, Cape Town.

Festival Culture In The Mother City

Zama Mthetwa | April 23rd, 2013

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Since moving to Cape Town I can’t help but notice the sudden rise in music festivals in and around the city. Not only are there so many, but there’s a wide variety which serves to appeal to every individual. Read More

Africa’s imprint on international fashion

Zama & Zonke | March 15th, 2013
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After Kente fabric took the fashion world by storm, it’s great to see another facet of Africa being highlighted internationally.

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