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CONTENTS CURRENT AFFAIRS

South African Youth Leagues

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FYI

The Era of the Consumer

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Walmart in South Africa Filming in Cape Town

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Creative Week Cape Town The Fringe

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In and Around Cape Town

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EDUCATE

Overseas Work Experience

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RECIPE OF THE ISSUE

Chicken and Cashew Stir-Fry

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FASHION AND HEALTH

Thylane Blondeau: Child Model Thrift Cape Town Hearing Awareness

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FILM FOCUS

You May Also Know Me As... Up and Coming - Saoirse Ronan The Hollytales of Fairywood

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ART

Invisable Art On The Nature Of Dreams

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The King Of Kitsch

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Movie Reviews Film Review: Casting Me Book Review: Vat ‘n Gap

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TV GUIDE

What’s On

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MUSIC

Africa’s Pyschedelic Playground Upcoming GIG Guide

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TRAVEL

Breede River

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SPORT

Italian Grand Prix Sport This Weekend Rugby World Cup 2011 Schedule

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PUZZLES

Crossword and Sudoku Classifieds

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CHARITY

Help the Rural Child

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PROFILE

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REVIEWS

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SOUTH AFRICAN YOUTH LEAGUES In South Africa it’s near impossible to go close to a week without hearing stories of the ANC Youth League. Some figures within the junior party have almost overtaken their elders in popularity, or perhaps notoriety, partly due to outspoken ANCYL leader Julius Malema. While all this has been getting the country’s attention, there are also others looking to progress the youth of today in leadership skills that perhaps deserve more attention.

“...most political parties have Youth Leagues concentrated on building leaders for the future of the party” Believe it or not most other political parties have Youth Leagues concentrated on building leaders for the future of the party. This of course makes perfect sense as a party would like to view potential candidates for Presidency as family members, and people that have been grown and nurtured within the party. The DA, SACP, COPE and the ACDP, which are all popular parties in South Africa, all have systems to help grow political figures within their ranks. While some youth leagues are relatively tame and are given smaller tasks to fulfill, other parties give their leagues a large amount of leeway, and in recent times have created confusion between the senior party and the youths. The DA’s youth league seems to be one of the more controlled ones, keeping to the justification of their existence by leaving substantial issues to the senior party and tackling what could be called problems of lesser importance. This is evident in the matters for concern that the DA Youth League have taken up, such as their campaign to try and cut the amount of time teachers may strike during school hours, or their campaign to abolish VAT of student text books. Although these issues might appear of a lesser magnitude to campaigning for the nationalisation of mines, they are more within the theme you would expect a youth league to be partaking it. The Young Communist League, the SACP’s equivalent of a youth league seems to have the same idea, rather using enthusiastic youth to better educate to lighties of today on health and social issues.

The latest shenanigans surrounding the ANCYL seem to have created quite a stir within the country, or perhaps that is an understatement. Undoubtedly the public was aware that Julius Malema had garnered a considerable amount of support through his “take the bull by the horns persona”, but the scenes outside the Luthuli House last week Monday really put his popularity into a tainted spotlight and characterised the passion his supporters carry for him and his comrades. All this is beside the point though. People are looking toward what the future holds for political figures in the league, but should perhaps look at what the leagues primary purpose should be. It seems that the ANCYL might have become a bit carried away and forgotten their core function, because if it started the same way as their rivals it has twisted and turned into a one track minded cannonball. They also seem to spark more controversy than help remedy it. While alternative parties have their youths tackling issues that could result in improved education for underprivileged children, politically and in the development of life skills, the ANCYL focuses on one core campaign, the nationalisation of mines. They are convinced that the mines are natural assets to South Africans and that money generated from them should rather be collected by the government in order to invest the money back into the country. This is by no means a poor campaign, but surely one that could have an extremely large outcome and would be better handled by senior members of the ANC? This campaign would surely not cure all the problems plaguing our country, as the ANCYL seems think it will. Youth Leagues, if administered correctly, can without a shadow of a doubt help the senior party to develop, and educate the young they will one day look to for votes. Some parties youth leagues seem to have it spot on, while others might want consider reeling theirs in before they move beyond their desired purpose. Have something to say? Send us your message to info@urbanedgemag.com; or visit our website at www.urbanedgemag.com.

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THE ERA OF THE CONSUMER IS HERE! I’ve recently heard of the new Consumer Protection Act (CPA) which has come in effect this year and thought it important to educate the rest of Cape Town on this critical law for all those involved in the Goods and Services Industries. Enforced by the National Consumer Commission, CPA protects consumer rights and places obligations on the manufacturing, retail and supply industries. ‘Goods’ regulated by the CPA can include (but is not limited to) anything from marketed products for consumption to any medium on which anything is or may be written or encoded. While ‘services’ regulated by the CPA include (but is not limited to) transportation services (including deliveries) and any work or undertaking performed by one person for the direct or indirect benefit of another, through this new Act, consumers are protected from marketing abuse such as false advertising. Though this new Act can be great for consumers, it can also be quite dangerous for establishments within the Goods and Services Industries. Potential dangers include: the cancellation of advanced bookings, orders and reservations; the warranty on repaired goods; and the restriction on marketing gimmicks. This Act affects advertising by limiting direct marketing campaigns and biased marketing. Advertisers of goods and services will have to advertise facts about the product/service as opposed to the descriptions that go along with false advertising. In this way, the consumer is educated and able to access the knowledge and skills needed to make informed and confident choices about goods and services.

So what does this all actually mean? The bill, which came into effect April 1st 2011 (and only applies to contracts signed after this date) grants the consumer the following basic rights: 1) The right to be informed: Consumers have the right to be fully informed about a product or service. This includes the ingredients of processed foods and the detailed terms and conditions of a contract relating to the purchase and consumption of the product or service. 2) The right to safety: Consumers have the right to protection against unsafe goods and services and to physical safety while they’re on the supplier’s premises. 3) The right to choose: Consumers have the right to choose from a variety of products, goods and services based on quality and price. 4) The right to consumer education: Consumers have the right to be educated about basic consumer rights and responsibilities to enable them to make an informed and confident choice of goods and services. 5) The right to a healthy environment: Consumers have the right to live and work in a physical environment that is safe and does not threaten health and life, that does not pose a danger to present or future generations and that will enhance their quality of life. 6) The right to the satisfaction of basic needs: Consumers have the right to basic goods and services that guarantee survival. This includes adequate food, clothing, shelter, health care, education and sanitation.

IN SOUTH AFRICA, BUT ONLY JUST On 20 June 2011, WalMart announced that it had acquired a 51% stake in Massmart, therefore paving the way for the giant retailer to enter South Africa. Massmart operates in several African countries and trades under names like Makro, Game, Builders Warehouse, and Dion Wired. Grant Patterson, CEO of Massmart, commented on the new partnership saying “...I believe that our partnership with WalMart will make Massmart stronger, enabling us to provide our customers with an even better value proposition in every one of our stores. Better prices, new innovative product choices and better stock availability are just some of the improvements our customers are likely to experience”. These might be comforting words for the customers, but representatives of COSATU in the Western Cape might need more convincing of the desirability of WalMart’s existence in the country. “We will oppose the setting up of any WalMart stores in the Western Cape,” was the reaction of the Union upon hearing the news of WalMart’s proposed merger with Massmart last year September. WalMart’s reputation among Unions has been less than kosher over the years encouraged by their opposition to the formation of unions and their refusal to be strong-armed by workers in all their establishments. With the partnership announced, COSATU is sure to keep a close eye on how WalMart will handle workers in the country. Being the multi-billion dollar global entity it is, WalMart will most definitely have research teams that will most likely have informed them on the 8

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notorious worker Unions of South Africa, and will therefore understand the environment they have just entered into. “We respect and honour pre-existing Union relationships and are committed to abiding by South African labour laws,” commented Doug McMillon, CEO of WalMart, attempting to smooth concerns of Unions. WalMart’s entry into South Africa not only drew concerns from Unions, but naturally competitors too – prompting the competition tribunal to slap conditions on their trading within the country. One rule strongly emphasised in the agreement was that following their takeover of Massmart, WalMart is not allowed to make any labour cuts within the first two years of operation. Furthermore, WalMart will have to fulfill contracts with local businesses for three years to protect the ‘small guy’. This followed concerns that WalMart would make use of cheap imports, damaging local businesses and creating unemployment. These negotiated terms indicate that all the public protests were not totally in vain, as WalMart was made to comply with environmental factors they might possibly have they could circumvent. Perhaps the introduction of a mammoth company such as this to South Africa will please COSATU members in some way or another, like finally leading to a drop in the price of electronics – an industry that has higher retail prices at the tip of the African continent than elsewhere in the world. We’re sure Union leaders won’t kick up too of a much fuss once discovering favourable prices on in-car DVD players.


FYI

JAMES BOND BACK IN CAPE TOWN? The 23rd James Bond publication is moving to celluloid, and Cape Town was Take One Productions back-up plan should anything go wrong with their first location choice - India. The novel, written by top selling American author Jeffrey Deaver, hit shelves just recently. Deaver had done extensive research of South Africa while writing his book, hoping to make the transition from novel to movie seamless. Shooting was meant to start in October and November, but has been postponed to January and February due to complications with India’s railway authorities who have delayed giving the right permission to producers, who have threatened to move production to South Africa.

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Carte Blanche is set in 2011, with Bond in his thirties recruited by a new organisation operating independent of MI5, MI6, and Ministry of Defence. Filming the next James Bond movie in South Africa would boost new interest in the country by showcasing SA life and scenery. If the shooting location is to move to our lovely shores, Carte Blanche would include famous scenery such as the V&A Waterfront; Table Mountain; the colourful townships; and the rich vineyards of Franschoek and Stellenbosch. Actors rumoured to star include David Craig; Ralph Fiennes; Javier Bardem; and Judi Dench.

LAW AND ORDER: CAPE TOWN The impressive legal drama series is coming to Cape Town – and not just to film a few episodes. The Cape Film Commission has confirmed that Cape Town will have its own version of Law And Order – with Cape Town featuring as a constant location. Law and Order: Cape Town will consist of 12 episodes and will star a South African cast. The format rights to a South African version were secured by Africa HD, and African Production Company Do Productions will be involved with many crew locally sourced. Filming will start in May 2012 and will cause many road closures throughout the Mother City. This rare opportunity will showcase South Africa to the world and will increase job opportunity within the South African Film Industry.

YARN BOMBING Ever heard of Yarn Bombing? Maybe Guerilla Knitting or Yarn Graffiti? This new craze, mostly referred to as Yarn Bombing, is a new creative campaign taking Cape Town by storm. It’s a fresh form of guerilla art taken from the couch to the street, by using knits and crochets to decorate lamp posts, signs and other outdoor items, Thought to have been started by an American Boutique owner who covered her door handle with knitting, Yarn Bombing has exploded worldwide. Thought to be the counterpoint to an urban city, Yarn bombing creates a colourful and fun environment and brings to realisation the greater message of this campaign – to encourage city dwellers to ‘stop and smell the flowers’.

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CREATIVE WEEK While events will take place all over the peninsula, the physical centre of Creative Week is The Fringe: Cape Town’s Design and Innovation District, where the launch of the Creative Cape Town Annual 2011 will take place. This year’s edition of the annual explores developments in The Fringe. Says Creative Cape Town coordinator Zayd Minty, “This year, we have created a fantastic campaign called ‘F the Box’, in collaboration with our design team, Infestation. We played with idea of thinking outside of the box. When you see a branded box outside a venue during Creative Week, you know that something interesting is going on inside.”

HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK INCLUDE:

ABOVE: Creative Cape Town - art in a box by Design Infestation

After a very successful visit by the World Design Capital organising committee, Cape Town is turning up the volume on all things creative. Creative Week Cape Town 2011, an annual celebration of all things inventive, innovative or just plain interesting in the city, is happening from 9 to 18 September 2011. The brainchild of Creative Cape Town and a legacy project of the city’s World Design Capital 2014 bid, Creative Week Cape Town is an annual user-generated event that puts the spotlight on the city’s creative industries. While it involves a core programme, the Creative Week calendar is predominantly populated by ordinary Capetonians. Anyone is welcome to submit their event for inclusion at www.creativeweekct.co.za – as a range of art galleries, musicians, designers, photographers and artists have already done. The core programme includes the launch of City Hall Sessions on 9 and 10 September 2011. This is the first in a series of multi-genre music concerts to be held regularly over the next two years at Cape Town City Hall, headlining both local and international musicians. The September concert features Thandiswa Mazwai (of Bongo Maffin fame), the jazzy Kesivan & The Lights, as well as the Cape Town debut of international artists Ray Lema (DRC) and Chico César (Brazil). Creative Week also includes the advertising, media and design world’s annual mega-event; The Loerie Awards, which will be hosted in Cape Town from 16 to 18 September 2011. 10

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SOUNDS OF AFRICA & BRAZIL TO LAUNCH NEW CITY HALL SESSIONS Recently, Cape Town has gone into the final round with their bid to become the next World Design Capital 2014 – a worldwide urban design competition. The Mother City is competing with other cities Dublin, Ireland and Bilbao, Spain for the title that will be announced in October. Along with this bid, an independent company has launched a campaign called “Name your Hood”. This interactive campaign aims to give Cape Town a new fresh and creative vibe and hopes to unite all Capetonians under a desire to create a youthful, fun and creative Cape Town. “Name your Hood” urges the people of Cape Town to explore the cities unique character, heritage, and diversity and name the neighbourhoods of Cape Town. Wanting to capture each clearly-defined area, tourists; city dwellers; and commuters are all invited to submit their suggestions either online or at participating local businesses such as Pam Golding Properties; Caveau; DVD Nouveau; and Melissa’s among others. Two Neighbourhoods have already been named: Kloof Street Area, as Hood 1, has been named “Little Camissa”, and Bree Street Area, as Hood 2, has been named “The Loop”. Hoods 3 and 4 (De Waterkant and the area around the Company Gardens and upper Adderly Street) have entered the submission phase, and you can vote for the shortlisted names at www.nameyourhood. co.za – voting closes 9 September. Geographic, historic and cultural aspects taken into consideration in conceiving of the names play a huge role in whether the submitted names make it through to the voting phase. A panel of historians, city planners, architects, as well as local celebrities help filter the hundreds of submissions to a manageable shortlist of the most inspiring names. Little Camissa references the Camissa River, the name Cape Town’s original inhabitants, the Khoi-San gave to a network of springs and underground waterways which flow unseen through the city to this day. Camissa means “place of sweet waters”. The Loop not only refers to Loop Street, but the fact that centuries ago Bree Street was the road in which wagons would ‘loop’ around to turn in the opposite direction. In fact, one of the main objectives behind this campaign is to drive awareness of South Africa’s heritage and educate the locals, many of whom have little or no knowledge of our history.

Creative Cape Town has finalised a long term programme of diverse, cross genre music concerts that will take place in the City Hall over the next 18 months. A triple-bill lineup launches the series on Friday 9 September, featuring the duo of Ray Lema and Chico César (Congo/ Brazil), top South African act Thandiswa Mazwai with Quartet, and local jazz innovators Kesivan and The Lights. The second show is on Saturday 10 September. The culmination of much hard work, and a passion for the potential of the aging Edwardian building as a creative platform; City Hall Sessions will begin, rather aptly, during Creative Week Cape Town; a programme of events which highlights the city’s significant creative and innovative culture. Future concerts are planned for intervals of three to four months thereafter, so as to sustain momentum and excitement around the project. The project is managed and produced by Steve Gordon, a respected music organizer who has developed and documented music since the 80’s. Future concerts are planned for intervals of three to four months thereafter, so as to sustain momentum and excitement around the project. The project is managed and produced by Steve Gordon, a respected music organizer who has developed and documented music since the 80’s. Tickets will be charged at R150 and can be purchased through Computicket.

As an incentive to drive participation, the person that submits the winning name wins prizes from Mr Delivery, Havaianas, Sunglass Hut, The Cape Royale Hotel and more. Nic Lamond, a local entrepreneur who launched this campaign with fellow Capetonian Bruce Goode, commented “we’re celebrating everything Cape Town has to offer; its incredible landmarks, rich history and vibrant culture. We pulled in local heroes, architects, historians and city planners to create new, easy-to-navigate city hoods. Now it’s up to everyone to get involved – anyone could potentially name one of the neighbourhoods and leave a legacy.” So go ahead and check out www.nameyourhood.co.za and get involved in this great initiative! Name your Hood – Leave a Legacy! September 8 - 21 2011

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THE FRINGE

PROFILES

HOME OF CREATIVE WEEK CAPE TOWN The Fringe district is the official home of Creative Week Cape Town; a showcase of creativity in design, music, film, theatre, business, innovation, digital media, fine arts and crafts in Cape Town – and it’s a fitting place to find Cape Town at its most innovative and interesting. Whilst Creative Week brings intense focus to this area from 9 to 18 September, this is the part of town where it’s all happening, all of the time, for Cape Town’s innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives – and its home to some much-loved entertainment and food spots, such as Charly’s Bakery too. Stand between Roeland and Darling streets, Buitenkant and Canterbury streets, and the connecting land to CPUT from Longmarket through to Tennant Street, and you’re in The Fringe: Cape Town’s Design and Innovation District. The Fringe is modelled on an urban “science park”– an organisation managed by specialised professionals for community prosperity, promoting innovation and ¬competitive integration of education and commerce. Good role models are 22@Barcelona, Toronto Fashion Incubator and Design London. Fringe pioneers include the Cape Craft and Design Institute, the Cape Town Fashion Council and the Field Office – all interesting concerns centred around contemporary design and cutting-edge production. The Open Innovation Studio is an experimental space where inventive concepts and designs can be modelled and improved through knowledge networks. September is the perfect time to explore this area at its best. Catch these Creative Week Cape Town events at The Fringe: TEMPORARY HOMES IN PERMANENT SPACES 9 TO 15 September Rococo Gallery, 38 Buitenkant Street T: 021 462 1348 info@rococorocks.co.za For gallery opening hours see www.rococorocks.co.za. Exhibition is free. This exhibition captures four weeks UCT video production graduate Sydelle Willow Smith spent working with four young people who live in Blikkiesdorp, teaching them basic photographic and storytelling skills on disposable cameras. Each participant then chose someone from their community to interview for the film, and led Sydelle around, filming what they chose of their given environment. DOUBLE ADAPTER, DANCE YOU’RE ON FIRE, ONE NIGHT STAND AND SHADOWCLUB 10 September The Assembly, 61 Harrington Street Doors open at 20h00 info@theassembly.co.za www.theassembly.co.za Joburg comes to Cape Town as electronic enfants terrible Double-Adapter return to wreck shop at The Assembly – joined by indie kids Dance You’re On Fire, blues rock threepiece Shadowclub and the One Night Stands! 12

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WALKING ON WALLS: GRAFFITI WALK-AND-TALK-ABOUT 12 September The Fringe (starting at Harrington Street) 15h30 This graffiti tour is free

To attend RSVP to Caroline: carolinewoodjordan@gmail.com

Join artist Max (Mak1one) on a pedestrian tour of the graffiti in The Fringe, with a special focus on community consciousness, conscientious public expression, heritage, innovation and collaboration. Take a walk on the walls … and talk with others about an art form that is the property of all. MEET THE MAKERS: CUIE&CO 13 September 71 Roeland Street, The Fringe 12h30 to 13h30 This event is free Space is limited, and booking is required; mail rsvp@ctdn.co.za Join Creative Cape Town, Cape Town Design Network and VISI for Meet the Makers, a special sneak peek into the inner workings of some of Cape Town’s most dynamic design studios. A select group of Cape Town designers will host exclusive tours of their studios. Join Cuie&Co for an intimate look at this whimsical design and development studio’s creative space. Located in The Fringe and offering a wide range of services from branding, logo and packaging design to online solutions such as website construction, Cuie&Co’s quirky aesthetic evokes a uniquely youthful and South African vibe. Disclaimer: This event is offered by RSVP on a first come, first serve basis, and subject to change and/or cancellation. Creative Cape Town endeavours to inform all who books their place of any alterations to the programme. THE FRINGE PHOTO WALK 13 September The Field Office, 37 Barrack Street 15h30 to 18h30 Admission is free but bring a little cash to pay for parking, coffee, etc. Space is limited, please RSVP to info@jessekatekramer. com KIKI will be hosting a photo walk of Cape Town’s up and coming design precinct, The Fringe, offering an opportunity for photographers to meet up, explore new techniques, discover new places, learn from each other and take photos for fun. We will meet at The Field Office, then explore The Fringe. If you are able to stay until sunset, a highlight should be ending the afternoon off with some rooftop cityscape and sky shots. An SLR camera is recommended.


STUDIO 41 CREATIVE EXHIBITION 41 Glynn Street, Corner Glynn and Upper Canterbury streets 17h30 Bring a bottle of wine or two studio41capetown@gmail.com T: 082 556 6808 Studio 41 is a creative space created by Zavick aka Supadog. The aim of the space is to foster creativity across a range of disciplines – from designer to fine artist, entrepreneur to photographer, fashion to app designer.

DEVASTATION DRUM ‘N BASS 17 September The Assembly, 61 Harrington Street, Doors open at 20h00 info@theassembly.co.za More info at www.theassembly.co.za Devastation is a Drum ‘n’ Bass production presented by Multicrisis and Pziezzo Electric. They had one mission in mind, and that was to bring out the harder side of D’n’B that’s been hiding underground all this time, while exposing and promoting new blood in the SA underground.

DISTRICT SIX WALKING TOUR 14 September Starts at the District Six Museum, 27a Buitenkant Street 14h30 to 15h30 Cost is R50 Places are limited and booking is essential. Mail zayd@capetownpartnership.co.za. Musician, personality and District Six Museum tour guide, Joe Schaffers, will take you on a walking tour, focusing on those parts of District Six that overlap with The Fringe. Joe grew up and spent much of his early adulthood in this iconic district of Cape Town, one which produced some of the most important artists, educators and community leaders the city has seen. District Six has been commemorated in numerous books, photo essays and exhibitions, but what did it actually feel like? Understand what life here was really like from one of its notable residents.

There are plenty more Creative Week Cape Town events happening outside of The Fringe too. Not to be missed is the first of a series of multi-genre musical concerts, the City Hall Sessions. Launching on 9 September with a repeat concert on 10 September, the triple bill features the duo of Ray Lema and Chico César, top South African act Thandiswa Mazwai and local jazz innovators Kesivan & The Lights.

The tour is restricted to 15 people maximum, on a first come, first served basis. THE MOMENTS AMIDST THE CHAOS 14 to 17 September Rococo Gallery, 38 Buitenkant Exhibition is free Contact zuli_midge@hotmail.com, info@rococorocks. co.za or anelisa.mangcu@gmail.com See photographer Anelisa Mangcu’s debut show at Rococo Gallery. The gallery is open Wednesday until Friday from 10h00 until 16h00, and Saturdays from 12h30 until 17h00 (with musicians playing unplugged).

For more on these and other great Creative Cape Town and Creative Week initiatives, please visit www. creativecapetown.co.za or follow them on Twitter @ CreativeCT and on Facebook: Creative Cape Town.

PARK(ING) DAY ZA 16 September Outside Oh! Cafe, Harrington Street 08h00 - 16h00 Participation is free garethcpearson@gmail.com Park(ing) Day is an annual event made possible by citizens around the world. Parking spaces are turned into parks for people to enjoy. The idea was born in San Francisco in 2005 and has grown into what it is today. The event aims to bring attention to the amount of space that is taken up in cities to accommodate stationary cars and to encourage better use of space. Stop by the Harrington Street parklets for Park(ing) Day and grab a cup of coffee, read a book, or spark a conversation with a fellow Capetonian.

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IN AND AROUND CAPE TOWN With Summer looming large on the horizon, there’s bound to be a few of you - new or local to Cape Town - who will breathe in the fresh air and feel the need to get out and about. As far as metropolitan areas go, there aren’t many better places than Cape Town and her surroundings to get lost in. Urban Edge Magazine decided to take a look and give you our favourite picks on what locations would make up a top 10 of most awesome places to give you a kick this Spring.

10. Lion’s Head

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Spring is the perfect time of the year for peeps to take the great hike. Obviously the task appears quite daunting from the base, but once you find your rhythm and also realise that the paths make the journey not quite the safari you envisioned, it makes for a great endeavour. Once you reach the top you can only stand and gape at the breathtaking views as well as bask in the bliss of the Atlantic breeze cooling you down. Being South African seems to make sense once conquering the summit - the only thing is getting back down.

9. Long Street

Long Street by Coda

Anyone who’s a local in the city centre will know how chilled the Long Street vibe is. Also evident are the different selections for people, depending on their preference. Long Street is filled with creative restaurants, bars and clubs giving a unique experience for ladies and gents from outside the area. The stores and authentic African markets give you a good reason to just head out to ‘Long’ and go walkabouts. A decent Long Street party would be starting at Neighbourhood and heading up to Fiction for a later night. For live music, Zula Bar puts on a sweet gig.

8. Wine Tasting Drinking wine might not be everyone’s flavour, but the experience of wine tasting is pretty sweet, especially on a warm day. A day on the farms can be done either through a tour company, which is better if you plan on finishing every glass of wine you taste, or by wandering through the different wineries on your own accord. If you choose the latter, be sure to bring along a ‘Designated Dave’ - some wines are powerful. Look out for Waterford Estate for their chocolate and wine tasting, delicious.

Due to the fact that the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town seems to get the most rain, Tokai Forest could be the closest thing to a rain forest in the region. Hiking might not be everyone’s cup of tea in the technological era, but if you have the right snacks and supplies Tokai Forest makes a great place to go and explore. Make sure you make it back to your transport before dark cause being lost at night in a murky forest is enough to give someone quite a freak out. The forest definitely has some of the best trails in the Peninsula, so whether you’re active or not be sure to take a gander.

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7. Tokai Forest

6. Cape Point

If you know where you are in the world geographically, then you’ll know that Cape Point is a pretty important place, not only due to the amount of shipwrecks that took place around the area, but also because it’s the commercial location where the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean on the west meet the warmer Indian Ocean waters on the east. One gets to see that natural happening up close and personal, standing on a panoramic view spot right on the point. The area is also a national park and gets visitors within touching distance of various wildlife creatures and fynbos, the Western Cape’s natural vegetation. Don’t expect to see lions or anything on that level, but some impressive antelope roam around and the baboons are always good for a laugh. If you can get a license, the crayfish diving is a good experience, and fishing always seems to make for a therapeutic arvo. 14

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Camps Bay by Ian Wilson

5. Camp’s Bay One thing that makes the warmer months so awesome is that you can stay in shorts and t-shirts well into the evening, making sundowners a popular event for people in the Mother City. It might be one of the shweetest places in the country, accommodating the majority of Cape Town’s yuppies, but very few places can beat the Camps Bay strip during sunset for a tasty cocktail. The views and weather make for a super chilled atmosphere and might make you find yourself an unexpected regular, frequenting the area for smooth beverages on a Sunday evening.

4. Crystal Pools

Crystal Pools by Ian Wilson

About a 45 minute drive from Cape Town is Crystal Pools. Drive out on the N2, then along the coast, about 5km past Gordon’s Bay and you should see the signs. Once you’re parked, gear up for a 30 minute hike up to the pools. You might encounter the odd baboon but try not to panic and run, they react best when you stay still and ignore them. When you reach the pools just spend as much time as you can swimming and jumping off surrounding rocks into the fresh water, but be sure to test the depth before you plunge, better safe than sorry. Makes for a great day.

3. Newlands Cricket Ground Although test cricket might not be the most exciting sporting event to watch, the amazing days it creates for fans visiting Newlands is undeniable. If you’re lucky enough to get a grassy spot at the Oaks section of the ground then you’re in for great sunshine, a festive atmosphere and top notch cricket if you get into it. If you’ve never done it then it’s something that we suggest you make top of your list of things to do this coming Summer. Just a reminder, don’t try sneak in your own booze, it’ll just stay at the gate, and Castle beer is the drink of choice so be sure to eat well before you start for what always turns out to be a pretty long day. If you’re still in good condition when the umpire ends play then try out the Claremont night life, where UCT students ply their trade. Those dudes be crazy.

1.V&A Waterfront

Most people go up Table Mountain once and then never do it again, but if it’s been a while then we recommend you get up there and soak in one of the most incredible views known to mankind. You’ve got two options of getting up there - hike, which can be kind of a mission; or take the cable car, which gets you up in about ten minutes – and you can go up and down for free on your birthday! It’s pretty self-explanatory what you do on Table Mountain - take pictures and admire the grandeur below you. If there’s some spare time, and it’s warm enough, then have sundowners at the bar. It’s quite something to be able to say you enjoyed a setting sun, with a tasty beverage, atop Table Mountain.

During the FIFA World Cup 2010, this was probably the most festive location in the country, not only because it’s kinda close to the stadium but also because of the combination of bars, restaurants and location. These factors make the Waterfront a gem, and it’s the most likely place in the city that you might strike a conversation with a vibey foreigner; spend the evening singing and making merry; and enjoying a culture that might be alien to you. If shops are your thing then the mall plays host to a mix of international designer stores and gift shops. The Waterfront truly is world class, and once you go there you’ll understand why it’s the biggest tourist destination in the sheer volume of people it attracts in the whole country. The atmosphere seems to lift your mood – especially the tunes you hear coming from musicians and performers playing for a tip.

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2. Table Mountain

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LOOKING FOR OVERSEAS EXPERIENCE?

Travelling overseas is, and always has been, a great experience for people who’ve never ventured into the great unknown. Also swell is the chance to rack up some work experience to slap onto your CV – especially doing it in a place that will challenge you in terms of culture change and excellent work ethic. Urban Edge Magazine took a look at where most people are heading to get that adventure or change of environment.

CANADA is a very popular place to do a season on the ski slopes. It’s also relatively easy to get into in terms of Visa approval. A Working Holiday Visa (SWAP visa) allows the applicant to work and study part time for up to 1 year - no extensions allowed. The applicant must be 19-30 years old; have a matric certificate, with excellent english; and a RSA passport. The only problem with this visa is that the consulate only issues a certain amount of visas per year, so planning in advance is a must - and you still might come up short on time. The easiest way is to go through an agency that could get you into the country and set you up with a job and accomodation for when you get there. Recommended places to work at are Whistler Blackcomb or Banff Ski resort. Both are usually loaded with Aussies, but guarantee you with a season-long party and good work experience. AMERICA is still among the most popular places to visit. The States give what they call an H2B Visa, which allows foreigners to hit the country and help out with seasonal work. The H2B visa is for sponsored temporary workers going through a placement agent. The length us dependant on the employer but maximum of only 1 year. The applicant must be 18-50 years old and have a RSA passport. The hospitality industry still attracts most of the travelers, with hotels and resorts offering the most desired job opportunities. Working in summer camps and au pairing is also popular through a J-1 visa. The length of this visa can be up to 1 year depending on which category of the visa the applicant chooses. No extensions are allowed and the visa can only be used once. Depending on the the categories, applicants need to be 18 - 26 years old. The great thing about the states is that travel is relatively affordable when traveling within the county, so checking out all the famous cities and landmarks is a possible experience. If you earn enough money, a visit down to Mexico is a must. Low prices and good parties! A few years ago one might have laughed if you’d suggested SOUTH KOREA as a place to gain some work experience. But today, people give it a lot more thought than ever before. The reason for the recent interest is that the earnings are great for Degree holders who are prepared to teach English. The H2 work visa is valid for one year and allows possible extensions. Applicants must hold a Degree and be 21-40 years old. Another reason is that travel is highly affordable in the east – with Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam really close and unbelievable places to explore.

EUROPE is one of the most popular places for South Africans to venture because of the close social and historical connections we have to various European countries. Unfortunately it’s been made fairly difficult to gain entrance into particular European countries – partly aided by previous Visa abuse by South Africans. Doing a work/study trip in Ireland is only possible with studying and a work limit of 20 hours a week is mandatory. Au pairing is a great way to get into Europe – with Germany and The Netherlands always employing foreign Au pairs. The German work visa lasts for 1 year - no extensions allowed. Applicants must be 18-24 years old; have a RSA passport; and have a matric certificate. The work visa for Holland is very similar; the applicant must be 18-25 years old; have a RSA passport; and hold matric certificate. The visa is valid for 1 year - no extensions. One note: working as an au pair requires extensive work experience with children. England is now almost impossible to get into, unless you have a British Passport, an Ancestral Visa, or are married to a British Passport holder. CRUISE SHIP AND PRIVATE YACHT WORK has grown

immensely popular over the last few years. The pay is good and the sightseeing and travel opportunities are vast. Employment is perhaps easier to find with Cruise Ships as one doesn’t necessarily require a specific skill to land a job. Private Yachts tend to be a bit more particular about what skills are needed. Either way, most positions on ships and yachts demand hard work and long hours, but if you can stomach the perceived negative, then you’ll be in for an awesome time. For private yacht work, most people start looking for work in the south of France . Depending on where the ships travel to a number of visas are required the most popular of which is the Schengen visa. This visa allows access to most European countries (UK and Ireland excluded) for a maximum of 90 days, and is only a visitor visa - meaning you cannot work on land with this visa, but you can work at sea. Cruise ships can be arranged through an agency from South Africa. For someone who’s done the venture, they’ll usually recommend private yachts - the money is better and the opportunities greater. Do you want to hear more about oversees opportunities? Send us an email at info@urbanedgemag.com or visit www.urbanedgemag.com

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RECIPE

CHICKEN AND CASHEW STIR-FRY WITH THAI BASIL

Thai flavours of chilli and lemon grass join chicken and a lime-infused sauce in this easy and delicious dish.

Ingredients (serves 6)

60ml (1/4 cup) fresh lime juice 60ml (1/4 cup) fish sauce 2 tbs light soy sauce 2 tbs brown sugar 2 tbs vegetable oil 1 red onion, peeled, halved, thinly sliced lengthways 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 3 large fresh red chillies, thinly sliced 5 shallots, ends trimmed, cut into 6cm lengths 1 stem lemon grass, trimmed, bruised 80g (1/2 cup) raw cashews 600g chicken tenderloins, thinly sliced 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper 1 bunch fresh Thai basil, leaves picked

Preparation Time 20 minutes Cooking Time 20 minutes

Method

1. Combine the lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce and sugar in a bowl. 2. Heat half the oil in a wok over high heat until just smoking. Add the onion, garlic, chilli, shallot and lemon grass. Stir-fry for 2 minutes or until the onion softens. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl. 3. Heat remaining oil in the wok over high heat. Add the cashews. Stir-fry for 2 minutes or until golden. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to the bowl. 4. Add one-third of the chicken to the wok. Stir-fry for 4 minutes or until just starting to brown. Transfer to the bowl. Repeat, in 2 more batches, with the remaining chicken, reheating the wok between batches. 5. Return the chicken and onion mixture to the wok. Add the fish sauce mixture and pepper. Stir-fry for 2 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat. Remove and discard the lemon grass. Stir in three-quarters of the basil. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with the remaining basil to serve.

COCKTAIL Brandy Alexander What you need:

Method:

Coffee-lovers in Cape Town have most likely already experienced the happiness of COFFEE ART! The pure joy of being able to drink a piece of art is immeasurable. Just make sure you take a photo first! image by Fifikins

3 parts Brandy 1 part Creme de Cacao (dark) 2 parts Cream dash of grated Nutmeg

TREND

Who knows where or when this trend started, but it’s picked up quickly. Have a cup of coffee art at Truth Coffee in Greenpoint,

Simple. Shake the ingrediants together. Pour into a cocktail glass. Sprinkle on grated nutmeg and enjoy image by Trippadamine

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FASHION AND HEALTH

THYLANE BLONDEAU

THE NEXT BIG THING IN THE FASHION WORLD

The most recent addition to a popular child model trend, including other fashionistas: Elle Fanning (13), Chloe Moretz (14) and Hailee Steinfeld (14), Blondeau’s modeling career has caused much debate surrounding the question ‘how young is too young’. Dressed in glittering heels and heavy makeup, these campaigns have caused a negative response from the public with some parents describe the images as “physically disturbing” and “inappropriate and creepy”.

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French child model Thylane Lena Rose Blondeau is only ten years old, but she’s already been labeled the next big thing in the Fashion world, and has been the latest young girl to pose in promiscuous and highly-sexualized stances for high fashion magazines including French Vogue. By the age of four she had already walked the catwalk for Jean Paul Gaultier, and her sparkling eyes, long sleek hair, and pouting lips have inspired a strong comparison to Brigitte Bardot.

THRIFT CAPE TOWN Gabrielle Kannemeyer is ‘momma bear’ to fresh Thrift Cape Town - a vintage brand aimed at treasure collection. It’s fun, inspiring, and encourages love, imagination, and invention.

What inspired you to start Thrift Cape Town? Thrift started off as a platform whereupon I could allow my love of fashion & photography to progress without having to conform to the confines of my learning institution.Also, a holiday jobs was needed & I wasn’t too keen to work in a retail shop for hours on end inside a stuffy mall. What is Thrift allabout? Thrift is about instilling energy and life back into lost & unwanted things I find beautiful. It’s a nostalgic & sentimental brand loved & worn by the treasure hunters & the dreamers. We’re about clothing a new generation of old souls who are conscious about the constant influx of excess. We don’t need more new things; all we want are lovely things. We’re about making people understand that sometimes, beauty doesn’t solely exist in newness; sometimes it lies wrapped in history, providing inanimate things with a life of their own with the help of some love & imagination. How do you manageto balance studying and growing Thrift Cape Town? I’ve had quite a passive approach to starting Thrift, as the demands grow, the processof balancing two passions are exceedingly difficult to maintain. Often I’ve had to sacrifice one for the other due to time constraints & other life prerequisites. It’s not easy but it’s so worth it. I get to go shopping, sell pretty things & meet cool people every other day – Think about it 18 Urban Edge Magazine September 8 - 21 2011

Where are greatspots that you like to collect items for Thrift – or do you prefer to keep thisa secret? You can find the thrift spots in most areas where there are dangerous bears & men with knives… no, I’m kidding. Don’t go to places like that. I should probably keep the whereabouts of my thrifting sources a secret. Where do you seeThrift going? Would you like to introduce it to other great South Africancities like Joburg or Durban? I love the fact that the inception of Thrift happened in Cape Town; the hub of the art & culture scene in South Africa. There’s no reason itsgrowth won’t include those cities too. As long as people want to participate in realizing the vision of Thrift & dig the clothing, it’ll happen one day – Ihaven’t a doubt in my mind What is your favouriteaspect of managing and owning Thrift? Definitely meeting the all awesome people, whenever I meet someone new or see a familiar face I’ve met via Thrift I do a subtle yet passionate air fist pump in my head. I’m a dork like that. You can find Thrift Cape Town every second Saturday at the You, Me, and Everyone We Know Market at The Labia Theatre on Orange Street during the Summer months. You can also follow regular updates on their facebook page: Thrift Cape Town


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HEARING AWARENESS Why the big deal? By Dr. DJH Wagenfeld

As human beings, our primary means of communication with our environment and especially other humans is by way of sound, and of course this involves to a large extent speech and language. We take all this for granted because we’re not aware of the processes taking place while we’re developing this skill, and by the time we become aware of what’s going on around us it’s already happened! This ability to convert our thoughts, concepts and emotions into some sort of code so that we can convey them to someone else is not inate – we’re not born with it all loaded and ready to fire. Think of it as some kind of data operating system which has to be loaded into your CPU, much like MSDOS, except that in our case it comes in via sound and has to be loaded in the first three years of life or it won’t be done at all!

For us as a caring society, this surely leaves us with an undeniable responsibility. How does one justify denying a hearing-impaired child what surely is his human right to have access to developing speech and language? The knowledge and technology to do it is there – it’s just up to us to give him access. And essentially that means two things : 1)Early identification 2)Access to technology.

That’s right! I kid you not. There’s a window of opportunity for the infant and very young child to acquire speech and language communication skills which closes quite rapidly after the age of two following which it becomes less and less likely that he’ll ever become a successful oral communicator. Can you imagine the profound impact this would have on such an individuals’ whole life and future development? Not only are they required to attend special schools and other educational facilities, but their opportunities for social activities and development not to mention career paths they can follow, are severely restricted.

That’s it. In most First World countries the state has accepted this responsibility and provides early-detection screening programs and also free Implants for babies and young children. In South Africa this is not generally the case, but early advances are being made with the state supplying very limited numbers of implants in a few centres. It’s a start. We all need to support any efforts being made to make it happen.

It follows therefore that early identification of a hearing loss is absolutely crucial if we’re going to have any hope of satisfactory outcomes for interventions that might be needed to allow access to sound for these individuals. And let’s be perfectly clear about this ..........these days there is virtually no hearing impaired child who cannot be provided with adequate hearing for purely medical reasons. Hearing aid technology continues to advance by leaps and bounds and most forms and degrees of hearing loss can be most successfully rehabilitated in this way as long as the educational, technological and audiological support systems are in place. There are however some profound losses where even the most powerful aids are unable to provide the child with enough sound information to acquire speech and language skills, but over the last twenty years or so even this group of children can now be helped. In what must be regarded as one of the quantum leaps of modern medicine, it has become possible to stimulate the hearing nerve in the inner ear directly with an electric current producing a sensation of sound in a persons’ brain, so –called Cochlear Implantation. Years of intensive research with different coding and stimulation strategies has now refined the kind of signal which reaches the brain to one which resembles normal hearing well enough to allow users to integrate into normal hearing society. For children born with a profound hearing loss this means that as long as they gain access to such a device early enough, they can develop normally and look forward to the same life opportunities as their normally-hearing counterparts. How life-changing is THAT !!?!

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YOU MAY ALSO KNOW ME AS... People - famous or not - have the inability to choose aspects about themselves at birth. One of those aspects is a birthname. These days, the luxury exists of being able to change your name. We have come across a group of high profile individuals, dead and living, who have taken stage names to help improve their image. Farrokh Bulsara (a.k.a. Freddie Mercury) Little Farrokh was born on the modest island of Zanzibar to Indian parents. At a young age his family moved back to the Gujarat region of India where he spent the majority of his childhood. At the age of 7, he discovered the wonderful sounds of the piano, which the mega band Queen would later use to full effect. During the 1964 Zanzibar Revolution, Mercury’s family emigrated to Middlesex, England. He was only 17. He tried to form various bands without success until he met guitarist Brian May and formed Queen, while also changing his name. Always remembered for his on stage persona, Mercury met an early end as a result of AIDS, dying only a day after publically announcing he’d contracted the virus.

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Reginald Kenneth Dwight (a.k.a. Elton John) With a name like that we’re not surprised he tried to bury it at the depths of a barrel. The world famous diva has undergone various phases during his illustrious career, and was even once married to a woman after announcing his bisexuality. Besides the obvious, the Brit rocker has also battled cocaine addiction and the eating disorder bulimia. Today he isn’t churning out the hits like he once was, but still holds god-like status in the music industry, although perhaps not in the eyes of Madonna who he once violently accused of lip-syncing during her concerts, sparking a drawn out feud that eventually ended with John apologising to her on stage at the GQ Awards.

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Olivia Jane Cockburn (a.k.a. Olivia Wilde) Cockburn isn’t really the sexiest of surnames, especially for someone as beautiful as Olivia Wilde, plus there are quite few dirty jokes that one could have to ride. Olivia obviously felt the same, so changed her name to Wilde, influenced by the 18th Century playwright Oscar Wilde. Having always wanted to become an actress, and studying stage performance after high school Wilde gave the profession a bash, and successfully landed supporting roles in films and television shows, most notably the feisty lesbian Alex Kelly in The O.C. But it was her role on House that really introduced her to the world, and garnered the interest of Hollywood casting directors. She has gone on to star in blockbusters such as Tron: Legacy, Cowboys and Aliens and will appear in the up-coming comedy The Change-Up alongside Ryan Reynolds. Not bad, Cockburn. Nicolas Kim Coppola (a.k.a. Nicolas Cage) Nicolas Cage has quite the family tree, being re lated to the famous Coppola family, especially his uncle Francis Ford who was the director behind the Godfather Film Trilogy among many of his successful projects. Wanting to avoid the constant link to his majestic Hollywood connections he changed his last name to Cage, partly inspired by comic book superhero Luke Cage, as ‘Nic’ is rumoured to be a comic book fanatic. Anyways, he steadily built himself a substantial film career and then erased all doubts that he was riding his family name by winning the Academy Award in a Leading Role for his intense performance in Leaving Las Vegas. The modern day Cage is currently making fairly average movies and selling off all his houses and their contents to pay off tax debt Carlos Irwin Estévez (a.k.a. Charlie Sheen) Like Nicolas Cage, Sheen also has a family history in Hollywood, being the son of actor Martin Sheen (Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez) and brother of actor Emilio Estevez. Sheen decided to rather adopt the family stage name and it worked to great effect as early films include lead roles in the famous 1986 Vietnam drama Platoon and Oliver Stone`s biopic Wall Street. Movie roles slowed down a tad as the drug addiction sped up, and a fledging obsession for prostitiutes. Eventually a drug overdose reared it`s ugly head and Sheen sought a cleaner path. Success once again came knocking with a stellar following of the TV series Two and a half men, also making Sheen the highest paid TV actor in Hollywood. Trouble returned after a few years though when his wife accused him of holding a knife to her throat resulting in an arrest, and then another drug meltdown which ended with him locking a prostitute in a hotel cupboard. He was ultimately fired from Two and a half men. Do you know any other famous alias’s? Send us your interesting finds to info@urbanedgemag.com or visit www.urbanedgemag.com


FOCUS

UP AND COMING

Actress: Saoirse Ronan An only child, Saoirse (pronounced ser-sha) was born in New York, and moved to Ireland with her parents when she was only 3 years old. She had a humble childhood – her Irish parents struggled financially until her father, Paul Ronan, got involved in acting (he had a small part in The Devils Own 1997). Perhaps that humility has kept her a grounded and youthful person throughout all her success.

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Born 12 April 1994, she is only 17 years old, but has already received an Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Atonement (2007) alongside Keira Knightly. She started acting in small Irish television roles when she was 8 years old – but prefers not to be referred to as a child actress. She shies away from press conferences and premieres, not really ready for the spotlight that comes with an Oscar nomination, nor is she too comfortable being recognized on the street.

Saoirse is essentially just a ‘normal’ kid – as normal as you can be when hanging out with friends, Keira Knightley; Eric Bana; Cate Blanchett; and fellow Irishman Colin Farrell. She enjoys normal kid things like playing with her dog Sassie and swimming in the river below her garden in her home in Ireland. In short, she’s just a regular teen who loves to watch TV; read her book; and wants to study film at NYU one day. But she is also a great up-and-coming actress, who manages to evolve her characters into something believable and real. She is definitely someone to watch! Below I list a short compilation of her previous roles and achievements since 2007 and what she’s getting up to in the future:

Atonement (2007)

Saoirse played 13 year old Briony Tallis co-starring alongside Keira Knightly and James McAvoy. This was her first performance directed by Joe Wright, and she won her first Irish Film and Television Award for Actress in a Supporting Role, and was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for an Oscar; a Golden Globe; and a BAFTA, among many others.

City of Ember (2008)

In her first science-fiction fantasy film, Saoirse played Lina Mayfleet and was nominated for an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role.

The Lovely Bones (2009)

In this creative and imaginative film directed by Peter Jackson, Saoirse plays Susie Salmon alongside Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz. She won her first Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role amongst others, and was nominated for Best Actress for a BAFTA and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award; and a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film Leading Young Actress.

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Saoirse took on the role of Irena, a young Polish girl, alongside Colin Farrell and Ed Harris. She won her third

Irish Film and Television Award for Actress in a Supporting Role and was nominated for London Critics Circle Film Award for Young British Performer of the Year.

Hanna (2011)

Her second and most recent film with director Joe Wright, Saoirse took on the role of Hanna, a 17 year old trained assassin. She acted alongside Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett. Saoirse took on learning many different accents for this role, and she will most likely be nominated during the upcoming awards season.

Saoirse’s upcoming films in development or in production include Violet and Daisy (2011) with co-star Alexis Bledel as Violet, about two teenage assassins; Byzantium (2012) about a mother and daughter vampire duo; The Host (2012) based on Stephanie Meyer’s (Twilight) book of the same name. Currently in Pre Production, Saoirse is cast as the lead, Melanie Stryder; and Anna Karenina (2012) as Kitty, alongside Keira Knightley and Jude Law. This will be Saoirse’s third film directed by Joe Wright.

Do you know of an up and coming actor, band, writer or artist? Let us know! We want to showcase any up and coming talent! Send us an email to info@urbanedgemag.com

Band: The Red Robins A definite ‘Up and Coming’, The Red Robins are an Indie, Folk band with a hint of Blues. Consisting of Roxy Lombard; Matt Martin; Dijhan Fenner; and Adam Lombard, these three buff boys and a girl with super powers play at various venues throughout Cape Town including Mercury, Gandalf’s, and The Jolly Roger. A band to watch, we recommend you listen to their tracks Hey Mister and Troubled You available on their Facebook BandPage. Be at their next gig 12 September at The Waiting Room in Long Street. September 8 - 21 2011

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The Hollytales of Fairywood By Danielle Illman

I’m sure you’ve already noticed the latest trend in Hollywood with releases like Red Riding Hood and Alice in Wonderland, but just in case you haven’t, Urban Edge Magazine has decided to write about the new wave of film versions of ancient folktales. The sudden interest in the new quest for remakes and modern spins of fairytales is actually not sudden at all, but is part of a tradition of oral storytelling that dates back centuries before the Brothers Grimm collected them in print in the early 1800s. The reason for the sudden popularity is really quite simple: fairytale adaptations provide a built-in audience, and allows the audience a sense of nostalgia. Fairytales have a degree of universal resonance that makes the marketing campaign so much easier and cheaper. Probably more importantly, the fairytale concept is within the public domain – meaning the studios don’t have to pay for any underlying rights! In addition, fantasy escapism rules the box office.

“Fairytales have endless iterations and possibilities” The draw to these new film versions is that the adaptor can really create a whole new story, while still drawing on the fairytale concept. These films are promoted to an audience who grew up listening, reading, and watching these fairytales, but the promoter is clear to indicate the separation from the sanitised Disney versions.

Red Riding Hood (2011), directed by Catherine Hardwicke (of Twilight fame), has grossed more than $90 million worldwide. It stars Amanda Seyfried in the infamous red cape, as Valerie, who lives in a werewolf terrorised, Medievel-esque town. This adaptation encourages a strong empowered woman while still reserves catchphrases like “What big eyes you have” for important moments. Beastly (2011) is a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast, though you wouldn’t make the connection too quickly as it steers away from the obvious comparisons. Written and Directed by Daniel Barnz, and starring Alex Pettyfer (I am number Four) and Vanessa Hudgens, this adaptation is about a cruel, wealthy bully who is transformed into a ‘hideous monster’, and can only be cured by true love. Sleeping Beauty (2011) is an Australian Production which had its debut at 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Written and Directed by newcomer Julia Leigh, and starring lovely Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), it is an erotic adaptation about a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of prostitution.

Fairytales offer a wealth of opportunities to probe much darker themes. They have endless iterations and possibilities and always have relevant themes that have new meaning for each new generation. This new set of fairytale adaptations brings a contemporary feel to the ancient stories, and beneath the surface often lurks ideas around sexuality; the dangers of growing up and leaving home; and the reverse of the meek female role to create a strong empowered woman. The recent spark that caused these new versions to flame was Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, and its huge success at the box office. Throughout the rest of the article, I list some of the new films produced, in production, or in development.

Alice in Wonderland (2010), directed by Tim Burton, won

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2 of the 3 Oscar nominations for Art and Costume Design and received a gross of more than $1 billion worldwide and became the sixth highest grossing film of all time. It starred Burton’s favourites Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, wife Helena Bonham Carter as the evil Queen of Hearts, and newcomer Mia Wasikowska as Alice. This was an interesting take on the original story, but follows Alice on her return to the magical land from her childhood adventure where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Queen’s reign of terror (IMDB).


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ABOVE: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2012) catches up with the siblings as survivors of the gingerbread house oven 15 years after the incident. Hansel and Gretel have now evolved into full-time bounty hunters who hunt witches. It is currently in post-production and stars Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) and Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans).

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The Fairytale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs currently has 3 adaptations due for release in 2012. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) is currently in pre-production and will star Kristen Stewart as Snow; Our lady Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen; and Chris Hemsworth as The Huntsman. This version focuses on the relationship between Snow and The Huntsman as he becomes her protector and mentor in vanquishing the Evil Queen. The Brothers Grimm: Snow White (2012) stars Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, and Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as Snow White. This is a darker version of the tale and follows Snow White and the seven dwarfs as they reclaim their destroyed kingdom. In this version, the seven dwarfs are depicted as thieves. Lastly, The Order of the Seven (2012) is the latest adaptation and is rumoured to be starring Natalie Portman as Snow White. This version is the story of a young girl in Hong Kong in the 1800s that discovers her stepmother is plotting against her and travels to mainland China where she teams up with seven warriors, who teach her their martial arts skills.

Jack the Giant Killer (2012) currently in Pre-production by Warner Brothers, will star Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy) as the beanstalk-climbing hero and Bill Nighy as the leader of a group of villains. According to IMDB, it is a modern day fairytale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer leads an expedition into the giants’ kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess. The Little Mermaid (2012), currently in development, will be directed by Joe Wright (Atonement). It will follow the original story of a young mermaid who trades in her tail to live on land with the human she falls in love with. Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013) is a prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and tells the story from the point of view of the wizard, Oz. It will star James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Michelle Williams. There are two more versions of Sleeping beauty currently in development: Disney’s Maleficint (2013) rumoured to star Angelina Jolie as the witch, and a revisionist take on the fairytale (currently Untitled) rumoured to star Hailee Steinfeld as Aurora. Peter Pan Begins (2013), starring Channing Tatum, is also currently in development. The latter version is told from her point of view as she enters the dream world and has to find her way out. Pinocchio (2014) has very recently been announced and is due for release in 2014. It will have mastermind director, Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), acting as Executive Producer, and will be a darker tale of the wooden puppet who turns into a real live boy.

ABOVE: Lily Collins as Snow White in The Brothers Grimm: Snow White

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ABOVE: Kirsten Stewart as Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman

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ART

INVISIBLE ART

JAMES FRANCO GOES ABSTRACT MONA has used the rhetorical figure of invisibility to question the way we look at art. The museum is filled with ideas, concepts, and descriptions of art projects. For $25 you can get an invisible copy of a short film Franco has not made; a boat he did not sleep in while on location; and costumes he did not put on while shooting his non-existent film. This short

With Non-Visible art, there is an idea that a stretched canvas already exists as a picture. It uses natural elements such as air, water, raw emotion, thought, and waves of energy, and replaces the visible with something conceivable. Contrary to current belief, this concept of invisible art has actually been around for a few decades. In the 1950s Yves Klein, a French artist, sold invisible pictures and exhibited an empty art gallery; In the 60s, Sol Lewitt, an American artist, sold instructions to make his drawings. In the 1970’s Steve Martin, the American comedian presented the “Steve Martin Invisible Art Show”. More recently Yoko Ono, John Lennon’s widow, wrote about imaginary scenes; and Tino Sehgal, a British-German Performer created situations as art works at the Guggenheim.

film, based on William Faulkner’s “Red Leaves”, was originally intended to be a short for Film Festivals, but due to its costs, Franco realised it for the Museum and he now considers it a piece of art.

WORKSHOP

The Carey’s started as artists by giving out free hugs from their East Village storefront in 2000, and this unusual concept stems from bandages the couple would give out for non-visible wounds. With a visit to The Museum of Non-Visible Art, the audience will walk away feeling and receiving a new understanding of the world, and a concrete sense of openness. What do you think of Invisible Art? Send your thoughts and ideas to info@urbanedgemag.com

ON THE NATURE OF DREAMS

Dreaming. This is something all of us do and most of us manage to remember at least some of our dreams. Would you like to know more about the value of this natural resource? We start with the history of dream appreciation in the human race going from Biblical references to the earliest remaining examples of human writing, 5000 years ago, that deal with dream interpretation. Then around 1900, when Jung and Freud were doing the groundwork of today’s modern scientific approach to dream interpretation. Then onto work done in the last 20 years or so, identifying where in the brain dreams originate and how the dreaming brain state differs from the waking state. Also fascinating recent insights about how to improve one’s ability to remember dreams. Then of course we come to interpretation. It is so gorgeous delving into this other realm of consciousness and sharing the insights which one can use to vastly improve one’s experience of this life. Too much to mention now, but you can contact me to arrange to get together – on your own or with a few others. Ladies only and exclusively in the morning. Phone Kim to arrange. 073 240 4205. R100 per person / R50 students. Come and change your life! 24

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James Franco - Actor; Director; NYU Professor; and experimental Musician – has recently partnered with Praxis duo Brainard and Delia Carey, to produce MONA – The Museum of Non-Visible Art. According to the MONA website, “The Museum of Non-Visible Art is an extravaganza of imagination, a museum that reminds us that we live in two worlds: the physical world of sight and the non-visible world of thought. Composed entirely of ideas, the Non-Visible Museum redefines the concept of what is real. Although the artworks themselves are not visible, the descriptions open our eyes to a parallel world built of image and words. This world is not visible, but it is real, perhaps more real than the world of matter, and it is also for sale”.


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THE ‘KING OF KITSCH’ WAS CAPETONIAN Vladimir Grigoryevich Tretchikoff was born in December 1913 in a small town in then Russia, now part of Kazakhstan. A self-taught painter, Tretchikoff liked to paint realistic portraits, animals and still life and was nicknamed ‘The King of Kitsch’ for his popular artwork, deemed by art critics as the epitome of kitsch. He is known worldwide for being able to work with oil; watercolour; ink; charcoal; and pencil; but most of all, he is famous for his reproduction prints. Tretchikoff grew up in a wealthy family with seven siblings and moved to China upon the Russian Revolution. There he was commissioned to paint scenes at the city’s Russian opera house; and paint portraits for the boardroom of the Chinese-Eastern Railway. Living and working as an Art Director and Illustrator in Shanghai, Tretchikoff met and married Natalie Telpougoff – a fellow Russian emigrant. They moved to Singapore and Tretchikoff opened an Art School. This Image is used in Fair Use

ABOVE: Chinese Girl/ The Green Lady

Things you didn’t know about Tretchikoff

• In 1973 he published his autobiography, Pigeon’s Luck an account of his wartime experiences. • The South African National Gallery never acquired an original Tretchikoff because they did not regard him as a South African Artist. • He is known as The Peoples’ Painter. • He was the wealthiest artist in the world after Picasso.

Upon the spread of the Second World War, Tretchikoff became a propaganda artist working for the British Ministry of Information. As the war got worse, He and his family left Singapore for Cape Town, but the ship Tretchikoff was on was bombed and he spent the rest of the war in a Japanese Prison Camp. Finally, in 1946, Tretchikoff was reunited with his family – who had arrived in Cape Town on a successful ship earlier. In South Africa, he quickly became famous, and his fame spread to America and Canada with the help of successful tours. In 2002, Tretchikoff suffered a stroke that left him unable to paint, and he died in August 2006 in Cape Town. You can see the Tretchikoff Exhibition at Iziko South African National Gallery currently on until 25 September 2011.

HELP: SAVE CAPE TOWN CITY BALLET Cape Town City Ballet is the oldest full-time ballet company in South Africa. This year it will be celebrating its 76th anniversary. But right now the company is fighting for survival after several funding promises did not realise. Cape Town City Ballet is part of the Artscape family.Please follow this link (www.savecapetowncityballet.co.za) to join the movement to “Keep Cape Town City Ballet Alive!”

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MOVIE REVIEWS

CASTING ME

CONAN THE BARBARIAN: 3D As with all 3D movies the CGI is pretty impressive, but one Conan movie back in the day will seem like the only one that should have been made after watching this. More blood and guts to sink a battle ship and eye candy to fill a jungle rave as Conan goes on a path of revenge, seeking the evil Khalar Zym who slaughtered his entire village. Rather catch it on DVD. COWBOYS AND ALIENS The title might sound ridiculous but this block buster is actually really well made and the performances are believable. Although it makes use of intense special effects it doesn’t drown out the characters. ET’s, guns, amnesia and an interesting plotline make Cowboys and Aliens an awesome form of escapism. MONTE CARLO Maybe someone in Hollywood owed a producer a favour or something, because sitting through this is worse than seeing Azamat lying on top of Borat on a hotel bed. The only thing it’s missing to make it the complete waste of time it nearly is, would be Selena Gomez singing to Justin Bieber about his wonderful hairstyle while Prince Albert makes them all American hot dogs, which they enjoy beaming at the thought of taking a trip to Neverland. RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES This mouthful takes us back to how Apes gained human intelligence, encouraging all hell to break loose. Scientist Will Rodman (James Franco) finds himself the catalyst of a catastrophe as his research for Alzheimer’s results in testsubject chimp Caesar (awesome performance by Andy Serkis) getting a bit too smart for humanity’s own good. One might not have thought this, but it has a good overall plot. Stellar special effects and genuine characters make Rise of the Planet of the Apes worth checking out. CRAZY STUPID LOVE After his wife beds another man, Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) turns to womanizing Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling stepping out of his Indy shoes) in an attempt to better understand the art of scoring. The movie as a whole is sweet and honest, bringing some good clean fun to the screen. Perfect for a date night. LOVE WEDDING MARRIAGE Not quite sure what to say about Love Wedding Marriage, other than ‘you’ve seen this movie about a million times before’ - just with different actors. Perhaps disappointing could sum it up, but to be totally honest one would have to be a desperate romantic comedy fanatic to have any good things to say about it. Starring Kellan Lutz, of Twilight fame, and glittering Mandy Moore, it might interest you but don’t say we didn’t warn you. 26

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Casting Me, Chasing Migade Productions’ first feature film directed by Quinton Lavery and starring Paul Snodgrass, is a small budget comedy about the Casting World. Currently in Post-Production, Casting Me was shot in Cape Town between June and July 2011, and will circulate at Film Festivals worldwide. A film about making a film, this production was inspired by Lavery’s experience in the casting industry in Cape Town. Working within this industry for the last year and a half, Lavery had wanted to network within the South African Film Industry, and work towards directing commercials and feature films. These contacts really paid off when it came to crewing and casting for his first feature film – he pulled all resources he had for sponsorship, and had a great idea of who to cast for the roles. Relying on guerrilla filmmaking, Casting me was part collaboration. Lavery had written the script and the characters had been created, but the cast and crew were allowed a little flexibility when it came to performance and fresh ideas. Relying on a small budget, the team had to make use of whatever resources they could gather. A lot of the filming was done indoors, and food was often sponsored. Chasing Migade Productions have produced music videos for the some of the best bands in the country, including ‘Lark: A Dagger and a Feather’ Live DVD, but have chosen to move more towards feature films. Find out what upcoming projects this awesome production company has lined up by visiting their website: www.chasingmigada.com


REVIEWS BOOK REVIEW

VAT ‘N GAP - WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? London is just what poor little rich girl Jaz needs: a new scene and high fashion, her favourite thing. But grey skies, a dishwashing job and odd flatmates aren’t what she expected. Go to bible study with flatmate Annika? Waitress in the pub where flamboyant Frank is a chef? Not for Jaz! But her gap year becomes what she never expected: a time to discover the real Jaz, and to learn what other people can mean in your life – from sweet little Lily to the sex-on-legs Brendan . . .

WHO’S THE AUTHOR? Jana du Plessis was born in Bellville in 1980. After completing a BA in Publishing at the UP, as well as a postgraduate diploma in copywriting at Vega Johannesburg, she was a copywriter at Jacaranda 94.2, travel writer for in-flight magazines, and lecturer at Vega and the UJ. She currently works as freelance copywriter, journalist and lecturer and uses her nights to hone her writing craft. She takes her gaps where she finds them, whether to travel – London, Bali, Zanzibar and Rome are favourites – or to meet interesting people. Follow Jaz on Facebook at Vat ‘n Gap

NOUVEAU FILMS WASTED ON THE YOUNG Synopsis: Pretty Xandrie (Adelaide Clemens) refuses to date charming bully Zack (Alex Russell) in this teen drama, preferring his step-brother Darren (Oliver Ackland). But when Zack exacts his revenge for the slight, Xandrie finds her reputation is at stake and as gossip escalates to violence, it draws Darren deeper into Xandrie’s world. Genre: Drama Release Date: Fri 09 Sep 2011

SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women. Genre: Drama/History

For more information on these exciting Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau screenings, or to book your seats online visit: www.sterkinekor.com or from your mobile on www.sterkinekor.mobi

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TV GUIDE thursday 8 September

SABC 1 17:00 Johnny Bravo 17:28 Journeys of Inspiration 17:30 Siswati/Indebele News 18:00 Bold and the Beautiful 18:30 Ses’khona S7 19:00 Turn it out 19:30 Xhosa News 20:00 Generations S20 20:30 The Fallen 21:30 Cutting Edge 22:00 Outlaw S1 23:00 Forbidden Secrets SABC 2 17:00 Dragonball Z 17:30 News: Tsonga/Venda 18:00 Leihlo La Sechaba 18:30 7de Laan S12 19:00 Nuus 19:30 American Idol S9 20:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 21:00 Muvhango S12 21:30 Speak Out S4 22:00 Hypnotized: The Paul McKenna Special S1 23:00 Matrix Uploaded S1 00:00 As the World Turns S2 SABC 3 17:30 Oprah Winfrey Show S25 18:30 Isidingo S14 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 The Real Housewives of Orange County S3 20:29 News in 60 Seconds 20:30 Mating Game S1l 21:30 John Edward 22:00 Accidentally On Purpose 22:45 Weird Science PG13 ETV 17:30 It’s My Biz 18:00 eNews Early Edition (Zulu/ Sotho) 18:30 Rhythm City S5 PG13 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 Scandal! PG13 20:00 Mad About You PG10 20:30 Fool’s Rush In 13L 22:40 Mostly Martha PG10L FOOL’S RUSH IN: After meeting in a bathroom line in a local restaurant, Alex (Matthew Perry) and Isabel (Salma Hayek) find an instant connection and sleep together. Three months later, Isabel finds Alex and tells him that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. Problems soon arise as they meet each other’s families, deal with work colleagues, and get to know each other. 28

Friday 9 September

SABC 1 17:00 Captain Planet And The Planeteers 17:28 Reflections of Faith S15 17:30 Siswati/Indebele News 18:00 Bold and the Beautiful 18:30 Jam Alley S24 19:00 Brothers 19:30 Zulu News 20:00 Generations S20 20:30 Intersexions 21:00 Live 22:00 Swordsmen: Crazy hoe 00:00 Music Lounge SABC 2 17:00 I Carly 17:30 News: Tsonga/Venda 18:00 Ken Jou Laan/ 7de Laan Quiz 18:30 7de Laan S12 19:00 Nuus 19:30 Colour TV 20:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 21:00 Ditlabonyane Ke Ditla Boima 21:30 Powerball 21:34 Afro Café S8 22:30 Rugby World Cup (Highlights) 23:30 Rugby World Cup Ceremony (Repeat) 00:00 As The World Turns S2 SABC 3 17:30 Oprah Winfrey Show S25 18:30 Isidingo S14 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Entertainment Tonight 20:00 TV To The Power Of 5 S2 20:30 Run’s House S5 21:00 Worst Week S1 21:30 Gone 23:30 Total Dance ETV 17:30 Medical Detectives 13V 18:00 eNews Early Edition (Zulu/ Sotho) 18:30 Rhythm City S5 PG13 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 Club 808: Make Some Noise PG10 20:00 Malcolm And Eddie 20:30 The Vanishing 16VL 22:40 Flight 93 PG13V

FLIGHT 93: This film chronicles the events aboard United Airlines Flight 93 during the September 11 attacks, and focuses on eight passengers aboard the doomed flight.

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Saturday 10 september

SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER

SABC 1 17:30 Daddy’s Girls 18:00 Real Goboza S4 18:30 Friends Like These S9 19:30 Xhosa News 20:00 Soccer Build-up 20:15 Soccer: Movie 22:15 Darfur Now 00:15 Music Lounge

SABC 1 17:30 Gospel Gold S11 18:00 Roots S6 18:30 Asikhulume 2011 19:30 Zulu News 20:00 Until Death 22:00 2011 Rugby World Cup: SA v. Wales 00:00 Music Lounge

SABC 2 18:00 Nuus 18:30 The Ghost Whisperer 2 19:30 News: Sotho/Setswana 20:00 American Idol S9 21:00 The Monique Show S2 22:00 Rugby World Cup: Highlights 23:00 Rugby World Cup: Argentina v. England (Delayed)

SABC 2 18:00 Nuus 18:30 Fokus 19:00 Home Sweet Home 19:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 20:00 I Want To Sing Gospel Two 21:00 The History of The Rugby World Cup 1995 22:00 Rugby World Cup: Highlights 23:00 Rugby World Cup: Fiji v. Namibia (Repeat)

SABC 3 18:00 Celeb Biographies S1 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 The Bourne Ultimatum PG13 21:30 The Ground Truth 23:30 Total Dance ETV 17:00 WWE: NXT PG10V 18:00 eNews Early Edition Weekends 18:05 Ripley’s Believe It Or Not PG10 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 The Showbiz Report PG10 20:00 Dr. Suess’ The Cat in The Hat PG10 21:40 World Trade Centre 13VL THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM: Matt Damon reprises his role as Ludlum’s signature character, former CIA assassin and psychogenic amnesiac Jason Bourne.[2] The film picks up the storyline from the previous film, and continues Bourne’s saga after he escapes from authorities in Moscow. The film won in all three categories in which it was nominated, giving it the second highest number of awards at the 80th Academy Awards (behind No Country for Old Men). THE CAT IN THE HAT: The Cat in the Hat is a 2003 American slapstick comedy film loosely based on the 1957 book of the same name by Dr. Seuss. Starring Dakota Fanning and Spencer Breslin

SABC 3 17:00 Cooked Out Of The Frying Pan S4 18:00 Top Gear S11 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 October Sky PG 21:30 Interface 22:00 CSI: NY S1 00:00 Special Assignment S12 ETV 17:00 WWE: RAW S5 PG10V 18:00 eNews Early Edition Weekends 18:05 Seconds From Disaster PG10V 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 How I Met Your Mother PG10 20:00 Live Free Or Die Hard 16VL 22:40 From Russia With Love 13V OCTOBER SKY: A 1999 American biographical film directed by Joe Johnston, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. It is based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner’s son who was inspired by the launch of Sputnik 1 to take up rocketry against his father’s wishes, and who eventually became a NASA engineer. October Sky is an anagram of Rocket Boys, the title of the book upon which the movie is based. It is also used in a period radio broadcast describing Sputnik as it crossed the “October sky.”


MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER SABC 1 17:00 Teenagers On A Mission S2 17:28 Aum Hindu Devotion 17:30 Siswati/Indebele News 18:00 Bold and the Beautiful 18:30 Mzansi Insider 19:00 My Perfect Family S1 19:30 Zulu News 20:00 Generations S20 20:30 Zone 14 S4 21:00 Soccer Zone 22:00 Rookie Blue 23:00 Music Lounge SABC 2 17:00 Dragonball Z 17:30 News: Tsonga/Venda 18:00 When Duty Calls S2 18:30 7de Laan S12 19:00 Nuus 19:30 50/50 S3 20:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 21:00 Muvhango S12 21:30 Motswako S13 22:00 Rugby World Cup: SA v. Wales (Repeat) 00:00 As The World Turns S2 SABC 3 17:30 Oprah Winfrey Show S25 18:30 Isidingo S14 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Survivor S18 20:30 My Family S10 21:00 Outsourced S1 21:30 Accidentally On Purpose S1 22:00 CSI: NY S1 23:00 Supernatural S4 00:00 Best Of 3 Talk With Noeleen S10 ETV 17:30 Medical Detectives 13V 18:00 eNews Early Edition (Zulu/ Sotho) 18:30 Rhythm City S5 PG13 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 Scandal! PG13 20:00 The Steve Harvey Show PG10 20:30 Programme To Be Announced 21:00 Blame It On Fame 21:30 Cheaters 16L 22:00 eNews Late Edition 22:30 WWE Afterburn PG10V 23:30 Fear Factor International PG10 FEAR FACTOR INTERNATIONAL: An American stunt/dare reality game show. The show pits contestants against each other in a variety of stunts.

TUESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER SABC 1 17:00 Ed, Edd and Eddy S4 17:28 Izwi Labantu 17:30 Siswati/Indebele News 18:00 Bold and the Beautiful 18:30 Dance Your Butt Off S2 19:30 Xhosa News 20:00 Generations S20 20:30 Intsika 21:00 World Cup Legacy 22:00 The Cleaner 23:30 Music Lounge SABC 2 17:00 Dragonball Z 17:30 News: Tsonga/Venda 18:00 Ngula Ya Vutivi/ Zwa Maramani 18:30 7de Laan S12 19:00 Nuus 19:30 Land Of Thirst 20:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 21:00 Muvhango S12 21:30 Powerball 21:34 Ke Nako 22:00 Rugby World Cup: France v. Japan (Repeat) 00:00 As The World Turns S2 SABC 3 17:30 Oprah Winfrey Show S25 18:30 Isidingo S14 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Top Billing S20 20:29 News In 60 Seconds 20:30 The Good Wife S1 21:30 Andries Plak S1 22:00 CSI: NY S1 23:00 The Good Wife S1 00:00 Best Of 3 Talk With Noeleen S10 ETV 17:30 Kaelo Stories of Hope 18:00 eNews Early Edition (Zulu/ Sotho) 18:30 Rhythm City S5 PG13 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 Scandal! PG13 20:00 UEFA Champions League 2011-2012 23:00 Mohawk PG10V 2011-12 UEFA Champions League: The 57th season of the European Cup, Europe’s premier football tournament, and the 20th season in its current Champions League format. A total of 76 teams from 52 UEFA associations are participating. Barcelona are the defending champions and the winner earns a berth to the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup.

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WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER SABC 1 17:00 Teen Titans S2 17:28 Listen For A Moment S2 17:30 Siswati/Indebele News 18:00 Bold and the Beautiful 18:30 Selimathunzi S24 19:00 Daddy’s Girls 19:30 Zulu News 20:00 Generations S20 20:30 Zone 14 S4 21:00 Khumbul ‘Ekhaya S7 22:00 Local Soccer Movie 20:00 Music Lounge

SABC 2 17:00 Dragonball Z 17:30 News: Tsonga/Venda 18:00 Nhlalala Ya Rixaka S1 18:30 7de Laan S12 19:00 Nuus 19:30 Pasella S20 20:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 21:00 Muvhango S12 21:30 Stokvel S6 22:00 Rugby World Cup: Highlights 23:00 Rugby World Cup: Argentina v. England (Repeat)

DSTV TRUE BLOOD IV: Get ready for season 4 of this popular cult series. Follow mindreading barmaid Sookie Stackhouse, and her supernatural friends Starting 9 September M-Net Series: 22:30

WHITE LION: According to Shangaan Legend, white lions are the messengers of the gods. When a white lion is born, Gisani must risk his life to protect this creature at all costs. Starring: John Kani, Thabo Malema 9 September: MM1: 19:00

WILDEST DREAMS: Shot across Southern Africa, nine filmmakers must track down and film extraordinary animals in unusual places to win a coveted spot in the BBC Natural History Unit. Starting 12 September BBC Knowledge: 19:30

SABC 3 17:30 Oprah Winfrey Show S25 18:30 Isidingo S14 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Melrose Place S1 20:29 News In 60 Seconds 20:30 Prison Break S4 21:30 Special Assignment S12 22:00 Supernatural S4 23:00 The New Adventures Of Old Christine S5 23:30 Outsourced S1 00:00 Best Of 3 Talk With Noeleen S10

WHITECHAPEL II: When a man’s mutilated body surfaces in the Thames, DI Chandler and his team begin to suspect someone is murdering old gangland mobsters in the manner of the infamous Kray Twins, who ruled organised crime in London’s East End in the 1960s.

ETV 17:30 Medical Detectives 13V 18:00 eNews Early Edition (Zulu/ Sotho) 18:30 Rhythm City S5 PG13 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 Scandal! PG13 20:00 My Name Is Earl 13L 20:30 WWE: Smackdown S5 PG10V 21:30 Live Lotto Draw 21:35 Late Night News with Loyiso Gola 22:05 eNews Late Edition 22:20 UEFA Champions League 2011-2012

RANDY JACKSON PRESENTS: AMERICA’S NEXT DANCE CREW: The sixth season of the superstars kicks off with an episode devoted to Lil Wayne - and five crew hungry to move on in the competition.

MY NAME IS EARL: Earl J. Hickey is a petty criminal, living in the fictional rural county of Camden.

Starting 12 September BBC Entertainment: 20:00

Starting 13 September Vuzu: 19:30

TRON: LEGACY: Sam Flynn enters the digital computer game world his dad created before his disappearance. There he discovers his father is trapped. Starring: Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde 14 September: MM1: 15:00

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TV GUIDE THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER SABC 1 17:00 Johnny Bravo 17:28 Journeys of inspiration 17:30 Siswati/Indebele News 18:00 Bold and the Beautiful 18:30 Ses’Khona S7 19:00 Turn It Out 19:30 Xhosa News 20:00 Generations 20:30 The Fallen 21:30 Cutting Edge 22:00 The Unit S3 23:00 Legacy Of Fear SABC 2 17:00 Dragonball Z 17:30 News: Tsonga/Venda 18:00 Leihlo La Sechaba 18:30 7de Laan S12 19:00 Nuus 19:30 American Idol S9 20:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 21:00 Muvhango S12 21:30 Speak Out S4 22:00 Rugby World Cup: Ireland v. USA (Repeat) 00:00 As the World Turns S2 SABC 3 17:30 Oprah Winfrey Show S25 18:30 Isidingo S14 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Real Housewives Of Orange County S3 20:29 News in 60 Seconds 20:30 Mating Game S1 21:30 John Edward 22:00 Accidentally On Purpose 22:45 Rory O’Shea was here ETV 17:30 It’s My Biz 18:00 eNews Early Edition (Zulu/ Sotho) 18:30 Rhythm City S5 PG13 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 Scandal! PG13 20:00 Mad About You PG10 20:30 Just A Kiss 16SVL 22:30 Bob’s Weekend 13V 00:15 Palooka (ALL)

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FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER SABC 1 17:00 Captain Planet And The Planeteers 17:28 Reflections Of Faith 17:30 Siswati/Indebele News 18:00 Bold and the Beautiful 18:30 Jam Alley S24 19:00 Brothers 19:30 Zulu News 20:00 Generations S20 20:30 Intersexions 21:00 Live 22:00 V For Vendetta 00:00 Music Lounge SABC 2 17:00 I Carly 17:30 News: Tsonga/Venda 18:00 Ken Jou Laan (7de Laan Quiz) 18:30 7de Laan S12 19:00 Nuus 19:30 Colour TV 20:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 21:00 Ditla Bonyane Ke Ditla Boina 21:30 Powerball 21:34 Afro Café S8 22:30 Rugby World Cup: Highlights 23:30 Rugby World Cup: Samoa v. Namibia (Repeat) SABC 3 17:30 Oprah Winfrey Show S25 18:30 Isidingo S14 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Entertainment Tonight 20:00 TV To The Power Of 5 S1 20:30 Run’s House S4 21:00 Worst Week S1 21:30 Smokin’ Aces 23:30 Total Dance ETV 17:30 Medical Detectives 13V 18:00 eNews Early Edition (Zulu/ Sotho) 18:30 Rhythm City S5 PG13 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 Club 808: Make Some Noise PG10 20:00 Malcolm And Eddie PG13 20:30 Days Of Thunder 13L 22:40 Ninja III : The Domination 16VL

V FOR VENDETTA: Set in London in a near-future dystopian society, Evey, a working-class girl who must determine if her hero has become the very menace she is fighting against. Urban Edge Magazine September 8 - 21 2011

SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER SABC 1 17:30 Daddy’s Girls 18:00 Real Goboza S4 18:30 Friends Like These 19:30 Xhosa News 20:00 Soccer Build Up 20:15 Soccer Movie 22:15 Forty Year Old Virgin 00:15 Music Lounge SABC 2 18:00 Nuus 18:30 The Ghost Whisperer 2 19:30 News: Sotho/Setswana 20:00 American Idol S9 21:00 The Monique Show S2 22:00 Rugby World Cup: Highlights 23:00 Rugby World Cup: Australia v. Ireland (Delayed) SABC 3 18:00 Celeb Biographies S1 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 The Bang Bang Club 21:30 The Kingdom 23:30 Total Dance 00:00 To The Power Of 5 S2 ETV 17:00 WWE: NXT PG10V 18:00 eNews Early Edition Weekends 18:05 Ripley’s Believe It Or Not PG10 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 The Showbiz Report PG10 20:00 Lemony Snickets: A Series Of Unfortunate Events PG10 22:00 Wild Orchid 2 18SNVL LEMONY SNICKETS: A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: Inventive Violet Baudelaire, her intelligent younger brother Klaus and their sharp-toothed precocious baby sister Sunny are orphaned when a fire destroys their parents’ mansion. Mr. Poe, a banker in charge of the Baudelaire estate, entrusts them to their “closest relative”, the sinister Count Olaf (either their third cousin four times removed or their fourth cousin three times removed-Mr. Poe isn’t sure which), who is only interested in the enormous fortune the parents left behind. nt Olaf treats the kids awfully, giving them a long list of chores to do everyday.

SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER SABC 1 17:30 Gospel Gold S11 18:00 Roots S6 18:30 Asikhulume 19:30 Xhosa News 20:00 Fight Club 22:00 Alien Autopsy 00:00 Music Lounge SABC 2 18:00 Nuus 18:30 Fokus 19:00 Home Sweet Home 19:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 20:00 I Want To Sing Gospel Two 21:00 The History Of The Rugby World Cup 1999 22:00 Rugby World Cup: Highlights 23:00 Rugby World Cup: Scotland v. Georgia (Repeat) SABC 3 17:00 Cooked Out Of The Frying Pan S4 18:00 Top Gear S11 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Ray PG 13 21:30 Interface 22:00 CSI: NY S1 00:00 Special Assignment S12 ETV 17:00 WWE: RAW S5 PG10V 18:00 eNews Early Edition Weekends 18:05 Seconds From Disaster 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 How I Met Your Mother 20:0016 Blocks 16VL 22:05 Goldfinger PG10V GOLDFINGER: The third spy film in the James Bond series and the third to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film’s plot has Bond investigating gold smuggling by gold magnate Auric Goldfinger and eventually uncovering Goldfinger’s plans to attack the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox. Goldfinger was the first Bond blockbuster, with a budget equal to that of the two preceding films combined. Goldfinger was the first Bond film to win an Academy Award and opened to largely favourable critical reception.


TV GUIDE MONDAY 19 SEPTEMBER SABC 1 17:00 Teenagers On A Mission 17:28 Aum Hindu Devotion 17:30 Siswati/Indebele News 18:00 Bold and the Beautiful 18:30 Mzansi Insider 19:00 My Perfect Family S1 19:30 Zulu News 20:00 Generations S20 20:30 Zone 14 S4 21:00 Soccer Zone 22:00 Rookie Blue 23:00 Music Lounge SABC 2 17:00 Dragonball Z 17:30 News: Tsonga/Venda 18:00 When Duty Calls S2 18:30 7de Laan S12 19:00 Nuus 19:30 50/50 S3 20:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 21:00 Muvhango S12 21:30 Motswako S12 22:00 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand v. Japan (Repeat) 00:00 Rugby World Cup: Wales v. Samoa (Repeat) SABC 3 17:30 Oprah Winfrey Show S25 18:30 Isidingo S14 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Survivor S18 20:30 My Family S10 21:00 Outsourced 21:30 Accidentally On Purpose 22:00 CSI: NY S1 23:00 Supernatural S4 00:00 Best Of 3 Talk With Noeleen S10 ETV 17:30 Medical Detectives 13V 18:00 eNews Early Edition (Zulu/ Sotho) 18:30 Rhythm City S5 PG13 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 Scandal! PG13 20:00 The Steve Harvey Show PG10 20:30 Programme TBA 21:00 Blame It On The Fame 21:30 Cheaters 16L 22:00 eNews Late Edition 22:30 WWE Afterburn PG10V 23:30 Fear Factor International PG10 RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011: (Repeat) New Zealand v. Japan, and Wales v. Samoa on SABC 2

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WEDNESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

SABC 1 17:00 Ed, Edd and Eddy S4 17:28 Izwi Labantu 17:30 Siswati/Indebele News 18:00 Bold and the Beautiful 18:30 Dance Your Butt Off S2 19:30 Xhosa News 20:00 Generations S20 20:30 Intsika 21:00 World Cup Legacy 22:00 Kidnapped 23:00 Music Lounge

SABC 1 17:00 Ed, Edd and Eddy S4 17:28 Izwi Labantu 17:30 Siswati/Indebele News 18:00 Bold and the Beautiful 18:30 Dance Your Butt Off S2 19:30 Xhosa News 20:00 Generations S20 20:30 Intsika 21:00 World Cup Legacy 22:00 Kidnapped 23:00 Music Lounge

SABC 2 17:00 Dragonball Z 17:30 News: Tsonga/Venda 18:00 Ngula Ya Vutivi/ Zwa Maramani 18:30 7de Laan S12 19:00 Nuus 19:30 Land Of Thirst 20:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 21:00 Muvhango S12 21:30 Powerball 21:34 Ke Nako 22:00 Rugby World Cup: Highlights 23:00 Rugby World Cup: Argentina v. Romania (Repeat)

SABC 2 17:00 Dragonball Z 17:30 News: Tsonga/Venda 18:00 Ngula Ya Vutivi/ Zwa Maramani 18:30 7de Laan S12 19:00 Nuus 19:30 Land Of Thirst 20:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 21:00 Muvhango S12 21:30 Powerball 21:34 Ke Nako 22:00 Rugby World Cup: Highlights 23:00 Rugby World Cup: Argentina v. Romania (Repeat)

SABC 3 17:30 Oprah Winfrey Show S25 18:30 Isidingo S14 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Top Billing S20 20:29 News In 60 Seconds 20:30 The Good Wife S1 21:30 Andries Plak S1 22:00 CSI: NY S1 23:00 The Good Wife S1 00:00 Best Of 3 Talk With Noeleen S10

SABC 3 17:30 Oprah Winfrey Show S25 18:30 Isidingo S14 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Top Billing S20 20:29 News In 60 Seconds 20:30 The Good Wife S1 21:30 Andries Plak S1 22:00 CSI: NY S1 23:00 The Good Wife S1 00:00 Best Of 3 Talk With Noeleen S10

ETV 17:30 Kaelo Stories Of Hope 18:00 eNews Early Edition (Zulu/ Sotho) 18:30 Rhythm City S5 PG13 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 Scandal! PG13 20:00 Programme TBA 20:30 Style By Jury 21:00 Forgive & Forget PG10 21:30 3rd Degree PG10 22:00 eNews Late Edition 22:30 The Stranger Game 13V

ETV 17:30 Kaelo Stories Of Hope 18:00 eNews Early Edition (Zulu/ Sotho) 18:30 Rhythm City S5 PG13 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 Scandal! PG13 20:00 Programme TBA 20:30 Style By Jury 21:00 Forgive & Forget PG10 21:30 3rd Degree PG10 22:00 eNews Late Edition 22:30 The Stranger Game 13V

CSI:NY: The show follows the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists and police officers as they unveil the circumstances behind mysterious and unusual deaths as well as other crimes

THE GOOD WIFE: Follows Alicia, whose husband Peter, a former Cook County state’s attorney, has been jailed following a very public sex and corruption scandal

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RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE: In a world overrun by zombies, Alice continues her arduous journey trying to lead a group of survivors to a safe haven. 16 September: M-Net: 21:30

MR SUNSHINE I: Ben Donovan is a bit glum. He’s just hit 40, he’s single and his co-workers at the Sunshine Centre (a sports arena, not a nursing home)aren’t helping much. Starring: Matthew Perry 18 September: M-Net: 17:00

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE Bella must choose between her love for vampire Edward and her deepening friendship with werewolf Jacob. Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattison, Taylor Lautner 18 September: M-Net: 20:05

STALKING JIHAD: Head into the jungle for the incredible story of the CIA’s hunt for the alQaeda-linked terrorists who kidnapped Martin and Gracia Burnham. It features exclusive interviews with victims and rescuers. 18 September: Crime and Investigation Network: 21:00

VIEW FROM THE TOP: A small-town girl sets out to fulfill her dreamof becoming a flight attendant. She starts out at a local airline, but her goal is to end up at Royalty Airlines and fly “Paris, First Class, International”. Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate 20 September: M-Net Stars: 19:30

FASHION POLICE: THE 2011 PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS: Joan Rivers and the gang pick to pieces the most glamorous outfits worn by the stars.Who will win best and worst dressed at the event? 21 September: E! Entertainment: 20:00

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TV GUIDE THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER SABC 1 17:00 Johnny Bravo 17:28 Journeys of inspiration 17:30 Siswati/Indebele News 18:00 Bold and the Beautiful 18:30 Ses’Khona S7 19:00 Turn It Out 19:30 Xhosa News 20:00 Generations 20:30 The Fallen 21:30 Cutting Edge 22:00 The Unit S3 23:00 Lies And Deception SABC 2 17:00 Dragonball Z 17:30 News: Tsonga/Venda 18:00 Leihlo La Sechaba 18:30 7de Laan S12 19:00 Nuus 19:30 American Idol S9 20:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 21:00 Muvhango S12 21:30 Speak Out S4 22:00 Rugby World Cup: Highlights 00:00 Rugby World Cup: SA V. Fiji (Repeat) SABC 3 17:30 Oprah Winfrey Show S25 18:30 Isidingo S14 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Real Housewives Of Orange County S3 20:29 News in 60 Seconds 20:30 Mating Game S1 21:30 John Edward 22:00 Accidentally On Purpose S1 23:00 Idolwild ETV 17:30 It’s My Biz 18:00 eNews Early Edition (Zulu/ Sotho) 18:30 Rhythm City S5 PG13 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 Scandal! PG13 20:00 Mad About You PG10 20:30 Single White Female 16SNVL 22:40 Cat’s Meow 13VN

FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER SABC 1 17:00 Captain Planet And The Planeteers 17:28 Reflections Of Faith 17:30 Siswati/Indebele News 18:00 Bold and the Beautiful 18:30 Jam Alley S24 19:00 Brothers 19:30 Zulu News 20:00 Generations S20 20:30 Intersexions 21:00 Live 22:00 Drunken Master 2 00:00 Music Lounge SABC 2 17:00 I Carly 17:30 News: Tsonga/Venda 18:00 Ken Jou Laan (7de Laan Quiz) 18:30 7de Laan S12 19:00 Nuus 19:30 Colour TV 20:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 21:00 Ditla Bonyane Ke Ditla Boina 21:30 Powerball 21:34 Afro Café S8 22:30 Rugby World Cup: Highlights 23:30 Rugby World Cup: Australia v. Ireland (Repeat) SABC 3 17:30 Oprah Winfrey Show S25 18:30 Isidingo S14 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Entertainment Tonight 20:00 TV To The Power Of 5 S1 20:30 Run’s House S4 21:00 Worst Week S1 21:30 Dead Silence 23:30 Total Dance ETV 17:30 Medical Detectives 13V 18:00 eNews Early Edition (Zulu/ Sotho) 18:30 Rhythm City S5 PG13 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 Club 808: Make Some Noise PG10 20:00 Malcolm And Eddie PG13 20:30 The Secret Agent 16V 22:25 Last Rites 18VL 00:15 The New World 13V

THE FALLEN: Aaron Corbett learns on his 18th birthday that he is a Nephilim, the child of a human/angel pairing, and that he is being pursued by a group of angels called the Powers. RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011: The Powers believe that all (Repeat) Australia v. Ireland on Nephilim are an abomination SABC2 and affront to God. 32 Urban Edge Magazine September 8 - 21 2011

SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER SABC 1 17:30 Daddy’s Girls 18:00 Real Goboza S4 18:30 Friends Like These 19:30 Xhosa News 20:00 Soccer Build Up 20:15 Soccer Movie 22:15 Blood Diamond 00:15 Music Lounge SABC 2 18:00 Nuus 18:30 The Ghost Whisperer 2 19:30 News: Sotho/Setswana 20:00 American Idol S9 21:00 The Monique Show S2 22:00 Rugby World Cup: Highlights 23:00 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand v. France (Delayed) SABC 3 18:00 Celeb Biographies S1 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Into The Arms Of Stranger PG 21:30 The Pianist 23:30 Total Dance 00:00 To The Power Of 5 S2 ETV 17:00 WWE: NXT PG10V 18:00 eNews Early Edition Weekends 18:05 Ripley’s Believe It Or Not PG10 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 The Showbiz Report PG10 20:00 Night At The Museum PG10V 22:10 Usher: Evolution Live In Concert PG10 23:25 Final Destination 3 16LVN THE PIANIST: Władysław Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a famous Polish Jewish pianist working for Warsaw Radio, sees his whole world collapse with the outbreak of World War II and the invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939. After the radio station is rocked by explosions from German bombing, Szpilman goes home and learns that the United Kingdom and France have declared war on Nazi Germany. He and his family rejoice, believing the war will end quickly.

SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER SABC 1 17:30 Gospel Gold S11 18:00 Roots S6 18:30 Asikhulume 19:30 Xhosa News 20:00 Gladiator 22:00 Body Count 00:00 Music Lounge SABC 2 18:00 Nuus 18:30 Fokus 19:00 Home Sweet Home 19:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 20:00 I Want To Sing Gospel Two 21:00 Hip Hop 22:00 Rugby World Cup: Highlights 23:00 Rugby World Cup: France v. Canada (Repeat) SABC 3 17:00 Cooked Out Of The Frying Pan S4 18:00 Top Gear S11 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Darfur Now PG 21:30 Interface 22:00 CSI: NY S1 00:00 Special Assignment S12 ETV 17:00 WWE: RAW S5 PG10V 18:00 eNews Early Edition Weekends 18:05 Seconds From Disaster 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 How I Met Your Mother 20:00 Next 13VL 21:55 Thunder Ball PG10V NEXT: Cris Johnson (Nicolas Cage) can see into his future. He can only see two minutes ahead, with the exception of a vision he once had of a woman walking into a diner. Because there are no details other than the time, he goes to the diner twice each day at 8:09, to await her arrival. He works as a smalltime magician in Las Vegas, where he supplements his income with gambling, using his powers to win against the house. He draws the attention of FBI agent Callie Ferris, who has figured out his ability and wants to stop terrorists from detonating a nuclear weapon


TV GUIDE MONDAY 26 SEPTEMBER SABC 1 17:00 Teenagers On A Mission 17:28 Aum Hindu Devotion 17:30 Siswati/Indebele News 18:00 Bold and the Beautiful 18:30 Mzansi Insider 19:00 My Perfect Family S1 19:30 Zulu News 20:00 Generations S20 20:30 Zone 14 S4 21:00 Soccer Zone 22:00 Rookie Blue 23:00 Music Lounge SABC 2 17:00 Dragonball Z 17:30 News: Tsonga/Venda 18:00 When Duty Calls S2 18:30 7de Laan S12 19:00 Nuus 19:30 50/50 S3 20:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 21:00 Muvhango S12 21:30 Motswako S12 22:00 Rugby World Cup: Highlights 23:00 Rugby World Cup: Italy v. Russia (Repeat) SABC 3 17:30 Oprah Winfrey Show S25 18:30 Isidingo S14 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Survivor S18 20:00 Survivor Finale 21:30 Survivor Reunion 22:00 Celeb Biographies S1 23:00 Supernatural S4 00:00 Best Of 3 Talk With Noeleen S10 ETV 17:30 Medical Detectives 13V 18:00 eNews Early Edition (Zulu/ Sotho) 18:30 Rhythm City S5 PG13 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 Scandal! PG13 20:00 The Steve Harvey Show PG10 20:30 Programme TBA 21:00 Blame It On The Fame 21:30 Cheaters 16L 22:00 eNews Late Edition 22:30 WWE Afterburn PG10V 23:30 Fear Factor International PG10 SURVIVOR SEASON 18: Survivor Tocantins: Two and a half hour long finale and reunion with the Season 18 contestants.

TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER SABC 1 17:00 Ed, Edd and Eddy S4 17:28 Izwi Labantu 17:30 Siswati/Indebele News 18:00 Bold and the Beautiful 18:30 Dance Your Butt Off S2 19:30 Xhosa News 20:00 Generations S20 20:30 Intsika 21:00 World Cup Legacy 22:00 Kidnapped 23:00 Music Lounge SABC 2 17:00 Dragonball Z 17:30 News: Tsonga/Venda 18:00 Ngula Ya Vutivi/ Zwa Maramani 18:30 7de Laan S12 19:00 Nuus 19:30 Land Of Thirst 20:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 21:00 Muvhango S12 21:30 Powerball 21:34 Ke Nako 22:00 Rugby World Cup: Highlights 23:00 Rugby World Cup: SA v. Namibia (Repeat) SABC 3 17:30 Oprah Winfrey Show S25 18:30 Isidingo S14 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Top Billing S20 20:29 News In 60 Seconds 20:30 The Good Wife S1 21:30 Andries Plak S1 22:00 Celeb Biographies S1 23:00 The Good Wife S1 00:00 Best Of 3 Talk With Noeleen S10 ETV 17:30 Kaelo Stories Of Hope 18:00 eNews Early Edition (Zulu/ Sotho) 18:30 Rhythm City S5 PG13 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 Scandal! PG13 20:00 UEFA Champions League 2011-2012 23:00 Nurse Edith Cavell (ALL) LAND OF THIRST: a South African television drama written and directed by Meg Rickards. The drama was adapted from a novel published nearly a century ago, Margaret Harding, by Perceval Gibbon, who came to South Africa as a Boer War journalist and later wrote this work.

WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER SABC 1 17:00 Teen Titans S2 17:28 Listen For A Moment S3 17:30 Siswati/Indebele News 18:00 Bold and the Beautiful 18:30 Selimathunzi S24 19:00 Daddy’s Girls 19:30 Zulu News 20:00 Generations S20 20:30 Zone 14 S4 21:00 Khumbul ‘Ekhaya S7 22:00 Local Soccer Movie 00:00 Music Lounge SABC 2 17:00 Dragonball Z 17:30 News: Tsonga/Venda 18:00 Nhlalala Ya Rixaka 18:30 7de Laan S12 19:00 Nuus 19:30 Pasella S19 20:30 News: Sotho/ Setswana 21:00 Muvhango S12 21:30 Stokvel S6 22:00 Jacob’s Cross S6 23:00 Rugby World Cup: Georgia v. Romania (Delayed) SABC 3 17:30 Oprah Winfrey Show S25 18:30 Isidingo S14 19:00 News @ 7 19:30 Melrose Place S1 20:29 News In 60 Seconds 20:30 Prison Break S4 21:30 Special Assignment S12 22:00 Supernatural S4 23:00 The New Adventures Of Old Christine S5 23:30 Outsourced S1 00:00 Best Of 3 Talk With Noeleen S10 ETV 17:30 Medical Detectives 13V 18:00 eNews Early Edition (Zulu/ Sotho) 18:30 Rhythm City S5 PG13 19:00 eNews Prime Time 19:30 Scandal! PG13 20:00 My Name Is Earl 20:30 WWE: Smackdown S5 PG10V 21:30 Live Lotto Draw 21:35 Late Night News with Loyiso Gola 22:05 eNews Late Edition 22:20 UEFA Champions League 2011-2012 SUPERNATURAL: an American supernatural and horror television series.

dstv ROGUES: Is it really possible for sharks to go ‘rogue’ and develop a taste for human flesh? Rogues seperates fact from fiction as it attempts to unravel the truth. 23 September: Animal Planet: 20:05

THE OTHER GUYS: Tough cop Terry is stuck working with nerdy detective Allen. When New Yorks best detective duo is killed, Allen and Terry have big shoes to fill. Starring: Will ferrell, Mark Wahlberg 24 September: MM1: 19:00

JENNIFER’S BODY: A sexy high school girl is possessed by a demon. She starts lusting over any boy she can get her hands on. Starring Megan Fox, 25 September: M-Net: 01:00

JEFF GREEN: BACK FROM BEWILDERNESS: Razorsharp comedian takes the audiences on an uproarious trip through the workings of his bizarre mind, taking in the finer points of girlfriends, learning to play the tuba, and how to beat children at blow-football. 27 September: BBC Entertainment: 20:00

BEARS OF FEAR ISLAND: Admiralty Island in Alaska - known as the Fortress of the Bears - is home to the largest population of Alaskan brown bears on Earth. When the salmondo not appear one summer, the grizzlies must find something else to eat.

27 September: Nat Geo Wild: 18:00

LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT XI: Now in its 11th season, LAW AND ORDER: Victims Unit seems to be improving with age. A host of A-listers add spice to this hard-hitting season. 28 September: Universal Channel: 20:00

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CAPE TOWN IS

AFRICA’S PYSCHEDELIC PLAYGROUND by Vic Skinner

As our cold Capetonian Winter draws nearer to spring time there is only one thing on my mind other than the Alphabet, the outdoor psychedelic trance season! If the world’s psytrance hotspots had to be marked in terms of music, scenery, vibez and innovativeness then Cape Town would get an A+. Divine summers, beautiful mountain ranges, amazing landscapes and a host of phenomenal local talent make Cape Town one of the world’s best preserved trance secrets. The adjectives that used to describe Cape Towns psytrance scene have literally been exhausted. That is why, simply stated, you have to come see, feel, touch, listen to and breathe these outdoor psy festivities nestled at the southernmost tip of the African continent.

ABOVE: Vortex

Between late September and the beginning of May, weekends are alive with psychedelic trance gatherings. Professional organizers like Vortex, Alien Safari, Groovy Troopers, and record labels like Nano, Nexus Media; Alchemy, Disasterpeace, as well as intimate party organizers like the Village, Jungala, MMD, and Beartrap are all in full bloom during this period. All of these organisers contribute something unique to the industry and work in sync together creating a rhythmic pulsating flow of parties throughout the season.

Dance floors are spacious, throbbing with energy, and are often just perfect. Mud is often a huge aspect of these parties acting as an agent to playfully excite a Sunday afternoon into complete hysteria. Nights are always mysterious and enchanted, with the DJ’s playing thumping bliss to take the dancers into beautiful sun-kissed mornings. When the sun gets too hot during midday, there’s tie-dye stretchys and micro mist systems keeping the crowd cool. Parties are always safe, camping is encouraged and amenities like food, bars, clothing stalls, free water, and paramedics are readily available.

Nights are always mysterious and enchanting... Dj’s playing thumping bliss to take the dancers into beautiful sun-kissed mornings. Last season left Cape Towns psytrance goers extremely grateful and appreciative of the organisers, providing us with a plethora of trance legends such as Avalon, Atyss, Ace Ventura, Joti Sidhu, Neelix, Skazi, Laughing Buddha, Sonic species, Orca, Tryambaka, Deviant species, Absolum, Electrypnose. So many many more international acts graced Cape Town with their presence and decimated crowds with PHat bass lines and crazy drops…not to mention our very own Cape Town based recording artists like Broken Toy, Headroom, Commercial Hippies, Shift, Gandalf, Deliriant, Rubix Qube, Tune Raider, and even Shane Gobi, Rinkadink, and Lost and found – paying us a visit from overseas.

Cape Town’s psychedelic adventurers may find themselves tranced-out on a mountain pass with astounding views and then the very next week dancing in a fairy-tale gorge with a pumping turbo sound-system. Forests, pristine rivers, fruit orchards, hilltops, luscious fields, and beaches are favoured settings. Each of Cape Town’s many seasonal outdoor gatherings offer you the ultimate stamp of a true psychedelic experience – a sense of magic, togetherness and playfulness. Travelers shouldn’t be intimidated by Cape Towns outdoor party settings, they are always accessible. Locals and backpacker lodges are always willing to lend a hand in helping out any person that needs a lift to a party, and rides back to Cape Town are easy to come by once the music has chilled out. The trance community that’s brewing under the belly of Table Mountain is all-inclusive and is truly welcoming to people from all walks of life. Cape Town is one of the worlds’ most beautiful and inexpensive travel destinations. Get ready to have the time of your life – Cape Town is without a doubt Africa’s psychedelic playground.

FIRST TRANCE GIG OF THE SEASON KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND! For all you psy junkies this weekend must feel like Christmas come early. Sprung! is a celebration of spring and usually the first Psytrance party of the outdoor season. People from all over gather in a remote location to jam and interact with each other, always offering a great experience for first timers looking for a change from their daily city lives. 34

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This party brings Brainiac from Germany and Fabula from Italy, who will be accompanied by local talent bashing out the beats. The venue opens at 10h00 Saturday morning, 10 September and tends to calm down towards the Sunday late afternoon/evening. For directions on how to get to Sprung 2011 visit www.aliensafari.net, or simply visit their facebook page at Alien Safari | Sprung! 2011. Should be a blast as always.


MUSIC

COLDPLAY - MYLO XYLOTO

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They seem to churn out albums at a rapid rate, and now there’s another one to dominate the billboard charts. Mylo Xyloto, the British pop/rockers fifth studio album, is due for release on the 24 October 2011. Having already released their first single off the album ‘Every teardrop is a waterfall’, listeners can expect the similar melodic sounds Coldplay have been creating for years. If you’re attending the Coldplay concert, either in Cape Town or Johannesburg, you’ll most probably be treated to a few more tracks off their new album. Throughout their tour in the Northern Hemisphere they have performed songs such as ‘Major Minus’, ‘Hurts Like Heaven’, ‘Us Against the World’, ‘Princess of China’ and ‘Charlie Brown’ at festivals. The album is only due for release a few weeks after the South Africa tour, so you’ll be in for a sneak peak.

KONGOS If you’ve been listening to the radio recently you would probably have heard a song called I’m only joking. The track carries with it a fierce pace and dirty-rock feel that makes people want to know more about Kongos. The group is made up of 4 brothers who throughout their lives were tutored by their prestigious singer-songwriter father John Kongos. Raised in England and South Africa, but now based in Phoenix, Arizona in the good old U.S.A. Kongos are making waves with their new single.

Although the band is situated in Phoenix, Arizona, they have adopted a styling African influence which comes through in various songs, while other songs explore a more international feel and remind you that these lads have been around. Look out for more from the family force, we feel there are a few hits to come still.

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Like with the release of many debut albums that cause bands to spend never-ending time on the road touring. there was no exception with Kongos as their efforts are now starting to pay off, with 5FM not getting enough of their breakout single I’m only joking. Although the band might be a breakout to the rest of South Africa and potentially on a global scale, TuksFM is well acquainted with Kongos as their single In the music reached no. 9 on their Top 40 chart upon release in 2007.

CAN I GET A PIGEON? Pigeon John, not the most gangster name for a Hip Hop artist, but this cat has rhymed with the best of them. Hailing from Inglewood, California, Pigeon John started listening to Hip Hop while skating in the park with his boys and soon became intent on writing his own lyrics. After performing at a few open mic nights PJ gained a decent rep which he put to good use. Upon being asked to explain his peculiar stage name (real name being John Kenneth Dunkin) he claimed Jesus parked a car next to where he was standing and approached him. “He hopped out and handed me a dead pigeon. He whispered ‘Please have a good time, you’re really bumming me out.’ I watched him sink back into the cushioned seats and drive, quickly away. And that’s when it happened, the pigeon started shaking violently and became awake, picked up and flew away. I don’t think I had a choice....it was ‘pigeon’ or die.”

Having collaborated with acts such as Blackalicious, Apsci, Grits, RJD2 and Brother Ali, Pigeon John is silky smooth unleashing his lyrics, which always bring a more lighthearted feel to the stereo, something which is often rare in RAP. Although he recently released his eighth studio album, The Dragon Slayer, we’d like to go back to his 2006 album Pigeon John and the summertime pool party that really gave us a stellar introduction to this vibrant and versatile performance. Tracks such as Do the pigeon and Money Back Guarantee really puts a smile on your face and confirms that this guy has a lot more to offer than just meaningful words and catchy beats – but also a persona that has been missing in Hip Hop for some time now.

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8 SEPTEMBER BLUESTOWN BLUES SESSIONS MERCURY LIVE EKAPA UNDERGROUND HIP HOP PURPLE TURTLE PRETTY BLUE GUNS + LA.VI BOHEMIA STELLENBOSCH REGGAE NIGHT THE MELTING POT MUIZENBERG

9 SEPTEMBER FIDDLE EAST - AUTENTICO DISKO COLUMBIA Y BALKAN ZULA LOUNGE BAR SAINTS + SINNERS DIGITAL DIVAS VS PASCAL + PEARCE TRINITY RESONANCE LIVE SHEBA RESTAURANT AND CIGAR LOUNGE 20:30 BLACK STONE RADIO THE JOLLY ROGER BOO! MERCURY DJ STIKZ + LUWAYNE WONDER + DJ FUNKY C + TROY BOI VOOM VOOM THANDISWA MAZWAI QUARTET CITY HALL 36

10 SEPTEMBER DJ FRESH (5FM) TIGER TIGER MACHINERI ZULA SOUND BAR ALL SOLED OUT PRESENTS ARSENIC VOOM VOOM

SHEM FM QUAY FOUR

REGGAE NIGHT THE MELTING POT

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EKAPA HIP HOP PURPLE TURTLE

THE RED ROBBINS THE WAITING ROOM

DJ FRED SPIDER + NOMADIC ORCHESTRA VOOM VOOM

FRANCOIS QUAY FOUR

13 SEPTEMBER SEARCH PARTY ASOKA

AAA FUNDRAISER PURPLE TURTLE

HOT WATER THE WAITING ROOM

THEM TORNADOS FAT CACTUS

SUNSET FIREFLIES CAPE SONGWRITERS OPEN MIC NIGHT TRINITY

DESMOND AND THE TUTU’S + DOUBLE ADAPTER THE ASSEMBLY DUKE ROYAL EP LAUNCH HERITAGE SQUARE WOBBLE SUNNYSIDE UP PRESENTS DJ LEON B LIQUID NIGHT CLUB (HOUSE) RUBADUB MERCURY ALIEN SAFARI | SPRUNG! (psy trance) *see www.aliensafari.net for venue location

14 SEPTEMBER SEE YOU NEXT WEDNESDAY THE ASSEMBLY FOKOFPOLISIEKAR + PRETTY BLUE GUNS KLEIN LIBERTAS THEATRE (STELLIES) CRIMSON HOUSE BLUES + TOMBSTONE PETE + SOUTH PURPLE TURTLE OPEN MIC NIGHT THE MELTING POT (MUIZENBURG)

15 SEPTEMBER 11 SEPTEMBER THEM TORNADOS KILLARNEY RACE TRACK

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16 SEPTEMBER DISCOTHEQUE THE ASSEMBLY HEYWIRE QUAY FOUR THE RESCU ZULA SOUND BAR (DOWNSTAGE) DJ FRED SPIDER VOOM VOOM WOODSTOCK MAFIA EP LAUNCH: WOLFTOWN + THE GREAT APES + DJ SIDESHOW ZULA SOUND BAR FUNGUS MUNGUS PURPLE TURTLE MELTDOWN UNDERGROUND BASS PARTY THE MELTING POT

17 SEPTEMBER THE STUDERBREAKERS + DANE TAYLOR TRIO + BARBERS CAT VOOM VOOM

INSIDE OUT QUAY FOUR

DEVASTATION: CODE RED SAVE YOURSELF THE ASSEMBLY

SNOW BOMBING PRESENTS GOOD LUCK + PASCAL & PEARCE TIGER TIGER

ALTERNATIVE BAND SLAM THE NAMELESS PUB (SOMERSET WEST)


18 SEPTEMBER VINTAGE SUNDAY SESSIONS PURPLE TURTLE DAVE LEDBETTER & THE CLEARING PAULANER ASHTRAY ELECTRIC SILVERTREE RESTAURANT (KIRSTENBOSCH GARDENS) SHEM FM QUAY FOUR

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SOUTH THE WAITING ROOM

EARTH DANCE (PSY TRANCE) NEKKIES *see facebook page for location directions

SEARCH PARTY ASOKA

TAXI VIOLENCE BERTIES MOORING (GORDONS BAY)

PRIME CIRCLE KLEINVALLEIJ (WELLINGTON)

SUNSET FIREFLIES CAPE SONGWRITERS OPEN MIC NIGHT TRINITY

DISCOTHEQUE PRESENTS TOMMY GUN + AUDIOPHILE 021 + MANY MORE THE ASSEMBLY

DAVE LEDBETTER & THE CLEARING PAULANER

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LEAGUE OF SHADOWS (UNDERGROUND HIP HOP) THE MELTING POT (MUIZENBURG)

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SEE YOU NEXT WEDNESDAY THE ASSEMBLY SOUTHERN GYPSY QUEEN + ANTON SYNDROME PURPLE TURTLE

LA VI. THE WAITING ROOM

JAZZMATAZZ G-SPOT LEISURE LOUNGE (EPPING)

LADIES OF THE MIC CHARITY EVENT MERCURY

OPEN MIC NIGHT THE MELTING POT (MUIZENBURG)

ORGANIK ~GIAN DREAM~ (PSY TRANCE) *see facebook page for location directions NATE MANGARD CAPE FARMHOUSE (SIMONSTOWN) BATELEUR + LIKE KNIVES + DJ O’L TALK PURPLE TURTLE WOODSTOCK MAFIA EP LAUNCH: WOLFTOWN + THE GREAT APES + DJ SIDESHOW ZULA SOUND BAR

22 SEPTEMBER EKAPA UNDERGROUND HIP HOP PURPLE TURTLE REGGAE NIGHT THE MELTING POT (MUIZENBURG) INSIDE OUT QUAY FOUR

23 SEPTEMBER FUNGUS MUNGUS PURPLE TURTLE

MILLER MUSIC SERIES THE ASSEMBLY

25 SEPTEMBER

CAPTAIN STU (AFRO/ POP/REGGAE) SILVERTREE RESTAURANT (KIRSTENBOSCH GARDENS)

DUSTLAND EXPRESS + SAINTFEARLESS + THE WINDY CITY MERCURY

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GARY THOMAS THE WAITING ROOM

SEARCH PARTY ASOKA

SHEM FM QUAY FOUR

24 SEPTEMBER THE ROCKAFELLAS (ROCK) ZULA SOUND BAR (UPSTAGE) THE JAZZ NOTE VOOM VOOM JACK MANTIS BAND CAPE FARMHOUSE (SIMONSTOWN)

PATRICK CANOVI QUAY FOUR SAINTFEARLESS THE WAITING ROOM SUNSET FIREFLIES CAPE SONGWRITERS OPEN MIC NIGHT TRINITY

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TAXI VIOLENCE + REBURN + SAINTFEARLESS PURPLE TURTLE

SEE YOU NEXT WEDNESDAY THE ASSEMBLY

NATASHA MEISTER BAND PAULANER

BEACH PARTY + HOLIDAY MURRAY + LA VI. PURPLE TURTLE

BLACK CELEBRATION + COMUNIK PUNK + AXXON MERCURY

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TRAVEL

WHERE TO? THE BREEDE RIVER WE SAY!

If you live in Cape Town then you have the luxury of residing in an amazing place, with a vast array of activities to partake in over the weekend. Peers might argue that anything outside of the Metropolitan area in your time off is a waste of time. This leans towards being fact in some instances, but we would argue against these characters when challenging us on spending a weekend at the Breede River. There are two ways to spend a weekend at the Breede. Either max the Felix Unite facilities and try out two days of canoeing, or lodging at a house upriver, rented or lucky enough to crack an invite where boats are the name of the game. The first option is great for family and friends looking to have some fun, or perhaps even team building. Felix Unite, the company that runs the tours, offers a selection of packages that makes for a fantastic weekend. There are two camps to choose from, ‘Around the bend’ and ‘Up the creek’. Both offer the same itineraries, albeit different locations. Breakfast, lunch and supper are all provided on the days you occupy the camp, making the stay pretty convenient. The river scenery from the canoes and the camps is amazing, and the tranquility the river provides is fantastic. This option is great if you enjoy your time outdoors with some peace and quiet – looking to escape the frenzy of city living can be so refreshing!

Perhaps the more popular option is staying in a house closer to the mouth of the river. If you have access to a boat and some water sports equipment, then this could be an awesome weekend. The easiest thing would be if you have friends who could take you up for a weekend, or maybe even lend you their pad. If you have neither then house rental is fairly affordable. There are two really chilled out river bars within close boating distance. We recommend The Bush Pub for afternoon drinks, and The Boat House for late afternoon (into the evening) booze ups. This order is purely from a convenience point of view, as The Bush Pub might be a bit long distance if boating, or driving, in the dark.

So if you’re in the mood to head out for a weekend and bathe in the serenity of the peaceful outdoors, then head down to the Breede River Valley, Urban Edge’s retreat of the week.

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SPORT

MONZA MIA! So if it looked like things were getting interesting in the build up to the Belgian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel tossed that out the window by reaffirming his authority on the 2011 Formula 1 World Championship with his commanding win at Spa Francorchamps. Having been so dominant at the beginning of the season and then having a slight winless draught for 3 consecutive races, young Seb is right back in the driver’s seat, so to speak. This weekend the circus moves to the home of Ferrari, the passionate and festive country Italy. Having looked like being a potential winner two weeks ago, Fernando Alonso will be as determined as ever to repeat his success of a year earlier by winning in front of the Monza Tifosi and perhaps remount any chances he has left of winning this year’s championship. Lewis Hamilton will also be looking

for a good result to make up for his bizarre accident which took him out of the race in Belgium, while his team mate Jensen Button will look to continue his excellent run of form. The famous Monza circuit produces unreal racing due to its track layout. Long straights and hard breaking spots always ensure people witness a spectacle of true skill and ferocity. Having won 7 of the 12 races so far this season Vettel looks sure to clinch his second consecutive title. Monza might not have brought the young German too much joy in the last few years, but it is the track where he took his first-ever victory and one wouldn’t bet against him doing it again this weekend. Catch the qualifying at 14:00 on Saturday afternoon (10 September), with the race at 14:00 on Sunday (11 September).

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2011

SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2011

SOCCER

RUGBY

16h00 Arsenal vs Swansea City 16h00 Sunderland vs Chelsea 16h00 Manchester City vs Wigan Athletic 18h00 Bolton Wanderers vs Manchester United 19h00 MTN 8 Final: Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates 15h00 ABSA Currie Cup: Sharks vs Ford Pumas 17h00 ABSA Currie Cup: Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs Vodacom Blue Bulls

SOCCER RUGBY

19h00 Real Madrid vs Gatafe 21h00 Real Sociedad vs Barcelona See Rugby World Cup guide on pg 40 for fixtures

CRICKET

06h16 Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd Test Day 4 11h00 England vs India 4th ODI

FORMULA 1

14h00 Italian Grand Prix: Race

See Rugby World Cup guide on pg 40 for fixtures

06h15 Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd Test Day 3

FORMULA 1

14h00 Italian Grand Prix: Qualifying

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THE USUAL SUSPECTS! Four years have passed since John Smit and the boys lifted the William Webb Ellis Trophy and the Bokke are looking to do it again. It’s Rugby World Cup time, and the tournament sees P Divvy’s (Pieter DeVilliers) men up against the usual foes: England – who have made it through to the final three times and have won once – are looking like a formidable unit, with star centre Manusamoa Tuilagi ready to turn some heads with his sheer size and marauding runs. Adding to this confidence boost is their recent title win at the Six Nations 2011 Tournament. Ireland and Wales, who haven’t shone as brightly in recent years, have a sizable amount of talent in their ranks this year, and South Africa could face a tough test in their group match against the Welsh Warriors. France is also a team that can surprise – they may not have won the tournament before, but they have won some important games within it – games that still live on in some New Zealanders nightmares. The South Pacific teams will be present as always with Tonga, Samoa and Fiji leading the charge. South Africa has drawn both Fiji and Samoa as contestants in their group, raising some eyebrows as both teams have the ability to cause an upset. We all remember Fiji’s late charge at the last World Cup where JP Pieterson’s majestic tackle saved

us from conceding a potential heart piercing try. Argentina will be back at the showcase, hoping to prove that they can hack it with the ‘best of them’. Having made the SemiFinals in the last Cup Tournament, they won’t want to settle for anything less. Australia has risen to the status of near tournament favourites following the Reds Super 15 win and the country’s win at the Tri Nations for the first time in a decade. A mean forward pack and a blisteringly quick back line playing host to the limitlessly creative Quade Cooper. This is sure to be some spectators pick to hoist the Cup. But most cannot help the feeling that it will be New Zealand’s tournament. A team with a wealth of experience and talent that is constantly rated the best team in the world, and with a home ground advantage, they will be looking to squash their choker reputation on the big stage. One can be sure that Richie McCaw and his fellow Kiwis will never have wanted anything more in their lives. So come on Bokke, you’ve beaten them all before, let’s do it again! September 8 - 21 2011

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PUZZLES

C R O S S W O R D

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1. _____ the flames (stirs things up again 2. Ghost’s excuse? 3. Containing iron 4. Interlock 5. King of Siam’s companion 6. Powerful particle 7. Refuse to take “No” for an answer 8. Vandal’s weapon 9. Agreement, casually 10. “I’m at your service.” 11. Edge of civilization 12. Gel 14. _____ culpa

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21. What burlesque house patrons want to see 22. The first step in a poker game 26. Belonging to pianist Emmanuel 28. Businessman/author 29. Flu symptoms 30. Meadows 31. Kind of vb. 32. Silence again 34. Wagnerites’ Mecca (abbr.) 35. One who puts things back in their boxes 36. ____ to believe... 37. Press one’s suit

Across

38. Non-Rep. 41. Gathers bit by bit 42. ____ March 43. What a salt will do in water 44. Advertising come-on 46. John of songdom 49. Splitsville 50. Child’s challenge 51. Angers 52. Half of the title of a recent [at least it was in 1988] movie with Jack Palance 53. Subtly colorful drink 54. Fuss

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QUESTIONS: 1. In which country was the AIDS virus first recognised? 2. How many rivers run through Cape Town? 3. What are you forbidden to fly an aeroplane over in India? 4. Where did voodoo originate? 5. What planet has the longest day? 6. What was the name of Simba’s father in Dinsey’s The Lion King? 7. What is Thomas Crapper’s claim to fame? 8. Which 2 teams will represent Cape Town in the 2011 - 2012 PSL soccer season? 9. What was Bob’s full name in the 1999 movie Fight Club? 10. What was the title of the Kings of Leon’s 3rd studio album? 11. What is a flock of geese in the air called? 12. What was the first female monster to appear on the big screen? 13. What is the only bird that can fly backwards? 14. Who was the first black man to win an emmy for best actor? 15. On which island did Napolen Bonaparte die? ANSWERS ON PAGE 44

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1. Brit. mil. branch 4. Sound produced within wool 7. Tape recorder speed initials 10. Compare (abbr., pl.) 13. Natural or congenial surroundings 15. Thumbs-down vote 16. Am, _____, is, ... 17. _____ one (retains all employees) 18. Original or deadly follower 19. Fate 20. Only U.S. Presidential candidate to be endorsed by Karl Marx 23. We, in Roma 24. Part of i.e. 25. ____ bene 27. Political orientation of Francis Bellamy, the 1892 author of the Pledge of Allegiance 32. Veto again, slangily 33. Maple genus, pl. 34. Ex-mayor of NYC and family 35. This composer was commissioned a work for the U.S. Centennial celebration 38. Cuts off pedal digits 39. French town 40. Long stories 41. On July, 4, 1776, he wrote in his diary, “nothing of importance happened today.” 45. Opp. of fem. 46. Some urban transit 47. Period or woman’s nickname 48. This 19th century visitor to the U.S. was aghast at the site of Senators spitting tobacco juice onto the carpeting, ignoring their spittoons 54. Alias 55. Greek letter 56. “_____ in the Sun” 57. German article 58. French refusal 59. Put back in the icebox 60. Chicago-bound luggage ticket inscriptions 61. Light switch positions 62. Compass point 63. “..._____ are chosen.”

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NOTICE SELF MEDICATE RIGHT – making sense of the hundreds of cold and flu preparations in your pharmacy With most South Africans choosing to self-medicate a cold and flu these days, it’s important to know which one you’re dealing with in order to treat it with the appropriate over the counter (OTC) medication. Tommy Scott, Head Pharmacist at Pharma Dynamics, one of SA’s leading pharmaceutical companies, says there are more than 500 known OTC colds and flu medicine brands sold in pharmacies nationwide, which makes it difficult for consumers to decide which products to buy. “A survey among our network of pharmacists also indicated that very few consumers are actually familiar with the active ingredients in cough, cold and flu remedies and even fewer ask for help from their pharmacist,” says Scott. He says having a basic understanding of the types of ingredients contained in these medications can help consumers to make an informed choice. “If you’ve come down with the sniffles and you want to self medicate, it’s important to know if you’re suffering from a cold or flu. While they share common symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing and sometimes a sore throat, there are other ways of distinguishing between the two. “A cold usually comes on gradually – over the course of a day or two. It generally leaves you feeling tired, sneezing, coughing and plagued by a runny nose. You might not have a fever, but when you do, it’s only slightly higher than normal. Colds usually last three to four days, but can linger for up to two weeks. “Flu, on the other hand, comes on suddenly and hits hard. You will feel weak and tired and you could run a fever as high as 40°C. Your muscles will ache, you will feel cold the one minute and hot the next and you could also have a pounding headache and sore throat. The fever may last three to five days, but you could feel weak and tired for two to three weeks,” says Scott. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 5 to 20% of South Africans actually suffer from the flu annually, while the average adult can expect to get at least two bouts of cold a year. Flu can however lead to serious complications in those with suppressed immune systems, such as the elderly, children or those suffering from a chronic condition, and they should consult a doctor if symptoms persist after one week. “Because of the wide variety of symptoms that people may experience, it’s especially important to treat the right ones,” says Scott. “If you have a runny nose and sore throat, medications that include an ingredient to control coughs should be avoided. Consumers need to make sure they choose medications that treat only the symptoms that they have and that they are not taking medications they don’t need. “The best way to make sure that you choose the appropriate OTC medication to treat a cold or flu is to understand the different active ingredients and the symptoms they treat.” Scott points out that consumers should be aware of four major active ingredient categories related to cold and flu symptom relief. They are analgesics, nasal decongestants, cough suppressants and expectorants. Medications that treat more than one symptom, often referred to as combination medicines, are also an option. “Cough suppressants will help to control a persistent cough and expectorants will make coughs more productive. “For a sore throat try sucking lozenges – most of them are pleasantly flavoured and contain glycerine to lubricate a sore throat, while others are medicated. Another option would be throat sprays containing local anaesthetics and anti-inflammatory ingredients. For that generally awful feeling take paracetamol. “When in doubt always ask your pharmacist, who will be able to give you advice on symptoms and the correct course of treatment,” says Scott. TRIVIAL PURSUIT ANSWERS: 1. USA 2. 2 3. The Taj Mahal 4. Haiti 5. Venus 6. Mufasa 7. The flush toilet

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HELP THE RURAL CHILD (HRC) Help the Rural Child (HRC) was established in 2006 and is a registered Charitable Trust. We operate 8 charity shops in the greater Cape Town area. Our shops are entirely dependent on donations received. The proceeds of the HRC charity shops go towards supporting rural youth centres. Our Vision is to make a sustainable contribution towards improving the lives of vulnerable rural children, and our Mission is to fund rural development via the funds generated from our network of Charity Shops and all additional fundraising efforts.

GIVE LOCAL, SUPPORT RURAL Giving has never been nicer. Yes, nice, because being part of a community that cares is what Help the Rural Child (HRC) is all about. With charity stores located in leafy suburbs around Cape Town, Help the Rural Child is like the neighbour everyone wants to live next door to – caring, giving and always there when needed. Help the Rural Child is a charity dedicated to supporting programmes working with children in rural communities. The purpose is to turn otherwise invisible rural children into happy, secure citizens. To enable these on-going projects, HRC relies on its charity shops, which can be found in Mowbray, Retreat, Fish Hoek, Wynberg and most recently, Sea Point. All the shops carry a distinct character of warmth and community spirit, which makes it a desirable place to step into, to browse through the many and varied items on display or to have a chat with the local volunteers. Without the support of local communities, the charity shops won’t get very far. The stores rely on donations to survive and in turn to keep offering great items at more-thanreasonable prices. There are many ways to get involved: by donating goods like clothes, books and unwanted items; by volunteering or simply by being part of the organisation’s mission to make a difference in South Africa’s rural children’s lives. Got dusty antiques lying in the garage? Let HRC take that off your hands. Last season’s clothes not fitting anymore? HRC will collect with pleasure. Been meaning to clean out the kids’ room, but don’t know what to do with all the unwanted toys? HRC is happy to give those items a home. Where to from here? visit one of the charity shops. You will find all the shops details on our website www.ruralchild.org.za . Simply call 021 689 8392 to arrange a collection.

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HTRC is made possible with our dedicated volunteer base of 40 individuals. We plan to grow and diversify the volunteer programmes on offer. The chosen beneficiary of funds raised by HTRC Charity Shops is the Path Out of Poverty (POP) Rural Youth Centres. POP is a registered NPO founded by the Goedgedacht Trust. Goedgedacht Trust has over the years refined an integrated-communitydevelopment model which is made up of 17 interlocking projects that farm workers and their children can access at any point. Currently there are 3 POP centres operating in the Swartland area of the Western Cape. The POP objective is to open 10 centres over the next 10 years and therefore reaching thousands of vulnerable rural children throughout Southern Africa.


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