Multi-award winning struggle play ‘Asinamali!’ heads to the big screen


Mbongeni Ngema

Shooting on Asinamali!, the film based on the multi-award-winning South African musical hit of the same name, began on August 8. The 1985 theatre production, written by playwright, Mbongeni Ngema, was his first major stage musical, followed by Sarafina!, which was released as a film in 1992. Continue reading

All the Naledi Theatre Awards winners


Naledi award-winners Fiona Ramsay and Janna Ramos-Violante in Doubt.

VETERAN actress, Fiona Ramsay, made history on Tuesday, April, when she won the best lead performance in a play (female) for two different plays – Doubt and Miss Dietrich Regrets at the prestigious Naledi Theatre Awards at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.

Her co-star in Doubt, Janna Ramos-Violante, won the best supporting actress award. She was one of several actors and companies with links to KwaZulu-Natal who enjoyed a great night at the awards ceremony. Continue reading

Great line-up at Music in the Hills

At tonight’s Music in the Hills (MiTH) gig at The Knoll Guesthouse and Backpackers, Knoll Drive, Hilton will feature Chico Muya (see video below), Wade Whitehead, Ryan Woodgate and Many Moore Band.

MiTH is a semi-open mic music club, which gives musicians the chance to share the joy of their music with a friendly audience which includes fellow musicians – who have all “been there” too. Non-musicians welcome too!

Whether you’re a youngster looking for your first opportunity to perform publicly, or a more experienced/mature musician simply looking for people who are as passionate about music as you are – come along and join in the fun.

Musicians who wish to play please contact Kirsten Rae Hughes on 072 220 9757 or e-mail: Performers plus one partner get in free.