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November 30, 2014

South Africa's multicultural melting pot is also the gayest city on the continent

‘You have to be kidding me!’ he says, a confident smile spreading across his Latino face

‘Why?’ I reply, a touch surprised.

‘You’ve come to the most beautiful city in the world and you’re only staying for a week? Change your plans. Give her two weeks at least. Let her work her magic with you…’

April 9, 2014

The Rainbow Nation’s sands go beyond tans and turf. From surfing to sunning we dive deep into the best South Africa’s coasts offer

Fun at the beach doesn’t have to stop at a killer tan.

South Africa’s beaches are world-renowned as epicenters for sport, nature and of course, socializing at the local restaurants and bars teeming with locals and travelers.

South Africa claims more than 40 Blue Flag beaches, a title given only to the world’s best beaches rated on water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and services.

March 20, 2014

There’s a reason the Rainbow Nation is a choice location for shooting music videos, and it goes beyond cityscapes and sceneries

It’s not just local bands that have been showing South Africa pride in their music videos.

The country has made a name for itself as a hot bed of musical talent, an inspirational place where international styles fuse seamlessly with local flavors.

The local music scene has exploded with music festivals from Woodstock South Africa toOppikoppi, Rocking The Daisies and Splashy Fen. Numerous international musical artists have also been drawn to film on South Africa’s scenes, from polished city streets to dusty safari roads.

March 3, 2014

Gay bars and gay festivals abound in Cape Town where Barry Johnston, editor of London’s Beige magazine, spent the last week relaxing in his hometown

This weekend, South Africa erupted into revelry with the annual Cape Town Pride celebration.

With its stunning natural beauty, cosmopolitan culture and liberal mindset, it is no surprise Cape Town is a thriving destination for the LGBTI traveler.

World-class beaches, internationally acclaimed dining and beautiful people await under the slopes of Table Mountain, in this, the vibrant Mother City. From sports to music enthusiasts, the Rainbow Nation has a little for everyone.

This week alone Santana and Eminem rocked venues across the city.

October 2, 2013

‘I’m not going to let petty criminals sway my dedication to Pride', head organizer says as she is forced to move LGBT event

Johannesburg Pride will be postponed after the chief organizer was beaten, and threatened with rape and death.

Kaye Ally, project manager, announced that ‘due to circumstances much beyond our control, we’re moving the 24th Annual Johannesburg Pride Festival to the Sandton precinct on the 26 October 2013.’

It was due to take place this Saturday (5 October).

According to Ally, the decision was taken ‘with regards to the LGBTIAQ community’s well-being’.

April 27, 2012

The trial of men accused of murdering Bronx club owner Bruno Bronn postponed until summer

The trial of four men accused of killing a gay club owner in Cape Town, South Africa, has been postponed until 4 June, the City's Magistrate's Court decided on Thursday (26 April).

John Frederick Coetzee, 36, Achmat Toffa, 35, Fareez Allie, 29 and Kurt Erispe, 35 are all charged with the murder of Bruno Bronn.

Allie and Erispe were granted bail last month (March, 2012).

Bronn, 50, was found dead in his home on 7 February.

April 5, 2012

Mr Gay World contestants gather ahead of the grand finale in Johannesburg, South Africa on 8 April

Hunks and hotties from around the world have descended on South Africa to represent their countries in the Mr Gay World (MGW) contest.

The finals will take place on Sunday (8 April) at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.

The MGW contest is held annually and claims it allows gay men representing their nation to compete to become ambassadors for equality.

MGW calls their winners ‘genuine and positive role models that will champion equality and diversity in society and the media both gay and mainstream’.