ISHMAEL MOHLABE: AmaTuks lost 1-0 to Moroka Swallows in their Telkom Knockout match at Dobsonville Stadium on 5 October. Edward Manqele’s 25th-minute goal for Moroka Swallows was enough to cut short AmaTuks’s chances of advancing to the quarter-final stage of the competition.
Thabo Mosadi had a chance to score for AmaTuks early in the game. He beat the Moroka Swallows defenders before his strike from 25 yards just missed the post.
BRIAN KIAUTHA: The Tuks women’s football team beat the University of Johannesburg (UJ) 1-0 in their Sasol League match on 5 October. Tuks forward Vanessa Siakam scored the only goal of the game.
The match started slowly with the teams keeping the ball in the midfield. Neither team tested the other’s defending or attacking skills.
MAGGIE ROODT: Die Ontnugterde Boerseuns are a young, up-and-coming comedy duo made up of two former Tuks students, Kobus van Rooyen and Eddie de Jager.
“Our name is derived from the fact that we realised a lot of things we were taught and learnt from Afrikaans cultural norms was in fact complete b******t and that, even though we do love our people and language and parts of our culture, we became a bit jaded with the Afrikaans way of life,” says Van Rooyen on the controversial comedy duo’s name, which essentially means “disillusioned farm boys”.
MELINA MELETAKOS: Laurie Levine’s Six Winters was praised as the album which reflects the singer-songwriter’s profound musical growth. Mail & Guardian’s Chris Roper described it as having the ability to “sound fresh at the same time as sounding chillingly, inevitably old”, while Rolling Stone South Africa’s Fred de Vries said that Levine’s new voice was “less breathy and more confident, sexier”.
Surprisingly, none of the tracks on Six Winters received any airplay, proving that the formula for getting songs playlisted on local radio stations is just as baffling as ever.
MICHAL-MARÉ LINDEN: It was only at the beginning of the year that people actually started creating hype around Haim. These three sisters from California have since topped the BBC Sound of 2013 poll and have played at almost every big festival in the UK and USA.
They released their much-anticipated debut album Days are Gone last month to lots of critical acclaim and went head to head with Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience for the pole position in the UK Official Album Chart.
JOHAN SAAYMAN: Following a long Disney-driven career, Miley Cyrus hit a celebrity mid-life crisis, going through a series of ups and downs. Still young and undeniably restless, Cyrus has never stopped and now has her sights set on being the talk of every town with her fourth album Bangerz.
Taking place at Theewaterskloof Dam in Villiersdorp, the Synergy Live 2013 festival is just a month away, and some big announcements have been made. Read up on all the info you need here:
After the hugely successful 2012 launch, Synergy Festival 2013 is back in Cape Town from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December 2013 at Theewaters Sports Club, Theewaterkloof Dam. The confirmation of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Foreign Beggars DJ Set and Everything Everything is sure to kick-start your summer festival schedule.
Red October does nothing but deepen the racial divide that is already so problematic in our country. The campaign calls on citizens of the world to unite and speak out against the oppression of and violence against white South Africans. Is the oppression of and violence against any citizen of the world not equally deserving of such recognition, then?
Tayla-Paige van Sittert: Decked out in my radical left-wing suit, ponderously stroking my fake beard in an ironic manner, I feel it is totally justified to proclaim that the anticipation of an event is probably much more provocative than the actual event. Ouch… dare I go further? Well, you may shake your head in disgust, but I encourage you at this point to stop and sniff the reality of Daisies. The real event is an odd culmination of haze, claustrophobia and distortion through which we prance like real Daisy troopers.