May 25, 2018


Pano Joannides


Bloemfontein restaurateur Pano Joannides is no stranger to creating exceptional dining experiences for customers at any of his trendy Coobah eateries. According to the franchise’s business plan, Coobah is a blend of European street café, coffee bar, and restaurant, challenging the average perception of service by offering a unique, relaxed, and entertaining dining experience. This is done by a dedicated and professional team committed to giving guests a little more than they would expect. Along with his business partner, Henk Cronjé, Joannides has changed the dining landscape in two of the province’s largest cities. The Coobah concept was born when…

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Local crew feature on DJ Fistaz album


Making it big … Members of Bloemfontein’s B&G Crew look set for greatness A track from local house maestros, B&G Crew, has attracted enough attention to land a spot on the forthcoming album of the legendary DJ Fistaz Mixwell. The track called Fly, which features Cristel, will be included on the album that is due for release next year. The group from Bloemfontein consists of five talented house artists: Seeiso “DJ Tea” Kgoe, Speedy Leballo, Keletso “Fingertip” Vinger, Tshepo “Black Wave” Sebidi, and Flava Urban Knight. The group has been producing foot stomping tracks for quite some time. Crew member…

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Lack of funding hampers local film development


A clarion call … Actor Fana Mokoena believes the country has great potential when it comes to filmmaking Millions of South Africans will be flocking to cinemas this summer to mostly add to Hollywood’s every growing kitty as local films rarely receive the support they deserve. However, one exception this year was Afrikaans-language musical Platteland. It had raked in a staggering R3.7-million by December 4 – two weeks after its release. According to Screen Africa, it made the number five spot in the combined top 10 for the weekend, up against stiff competition from the likes of Puss in Boots…

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