The magic of mushrooms

Contrary to popular belief, mushrooms - all of which are members of the fungal kingdom - are neither plant or animal.

Read of the Week

Marsha Leitch reviews The Love Letter by Lucinda Riley.

Soul with Luna

Expect a soulful original repertoire of songs in English and Afrikaans, inspired by life, love, novels, short stories, poems and collaborations with interesting and like-minded musicians who crossed Luna Paige’s path over the last 20 years.

Youth Concerto Festival

Young soloists who successfully auditioned to perform at this festival will play alongside the University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Professor Corvin Matei.


Menagerie promises a show to remember, at Triggerfish Brewery, Somerset West, on Friday September 20, at 8pm.

Robin Auld’s show

Robin Auld, will be performing hits old and new at Triggerfish Brewing, on Saturday September 28, at 8pm.

Perdeberg family festival

On offer will be a full day of wines, live music, entertainment, children’s activities and a variety of foods. There will be performances by musicians such as Nic Stevens, Viljoen Retief and Newton & Co, and guests will also be able to participate in the family fun run through the vineyards.

Jazz classical festival

The inaugural South African Jazz and Classical Encounters Festival at Spier takes place on Saturday November 23 at the Spier Amphitheatre.

Shocking rate of plant extinctions in South Africa

New research has confirmed the extinction of 79 plants in South Africa’s three biodiversity hot spots - namely the Cape Floristic Region, the Succulent Karoo, and the Maputuland-Pondoland-Albany corridor.

Young thespians shine locally, nationally

Bruwelik and (V)lug were two of 46 productions at the Durbanville festival of ATKV Teenage Theatre Production competition.