Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My birthday... what a day...

It was my birthday yesterday... and I thought I should just share with you what an amazing day it was…
I know that after a certain number of birthdays I will sadly have to change the name of my blog to 30-something-in-capetown... but thankfully, that's still a little while away!

Since I am a total ‘foodie’ I have to tell you about the restaurant we went to last night.

Speaking of being a foodie, I was given two tickets to the Good Food and Wine show tomorrow night at the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre), so watch this space for stories about that!!
If you are interested in trying out delicious food, gorgeous Cape wines and demonstrations from
local and internationally acclaimed chefs, one after which I am nicknamed ‘Aimsley’ – it is a total must-see!!!

For more info just Google: Cape Town Good Food and Wine show.
Back to Birthday stories:
This was honestly the best birthday I have ever had, and the best thing about it?

My party is still coming – Friday night – Mexicano Baby…
Yes, I had to work on my birthday, it was a Tuesday, but I got given lots of cake throughout the day, a beautiful smoothie recipe book and some jewellery from my colleagues ☺
Lucky me...

There is also the delightful feeling of being called by security (not because my friends have sent me a mail stripper), but because I have beautiful things to collect from the main reception… (again not male strippers)

I received a bunch of flowers from my mom – a total surprise as I thought she had actually forgotten my birthday! She is an extremely busy woman after all.

As I was leaving the building for a break, I bumped straight into my flatmate holding an enormous bunch of roses (the gorgeous specimen he is, I could have once again confused him for a male stripper). This was also a total surprise!
I never get this many flowers!

At 4:30pm, just as the day was winding down, I got yet another call from security. Not having a clue what could be happening this time, the lady behind the desk smiles and tells me I am such a lucky girl.
There was another huge bunch of flowers: red roses, with red feather and red jewels and green things wrapped in black and white polka dot paper – basically the epitome of me, in a bunch of flowers ☺

And its from none-other than my totally gorgeous and endearing boyfriend.
The reason I was so surprised was that I had already gotten a lot of presents from him, the main two being: a Russell & Hobbs stainless steel blender (I can see those frowns, but I actually asked for a blender) and a winter coat.
So I felt over all totally spoilt and very happy ☺

I actually started getting that jaw pain I used to get at school on ‘photo’ days, from smiling so much!!

Lets move onto dinner…

So, we went to the Hussar Grill (my favourite local steak restaurant) for a real treat to indulgence!
We started with a couple glasses of champers before moving on to our select delicious and expensive cab-sav.
We (me+boyfriend) shared the camembert deep fried cheese with cranberry jelly. It was absolutely gorgeous and rich.
Of course we had to have steak as our mains. Although I usually consider myself a creature of versatility I have the same main dish every time I’m at Hussar. It’s just sublime and meets every need in a mouthful: the 200g rump done medium-rare to rare with the famous creamy blue cheese sauce… *goosebumbs*
My boyfriend had the Flambeed fillet with a béarnaise sauce (also great).
We were then brought (on the house) creamy, chocolate vodka martinis, which were as silky as a slipping into a warm bath.
And then we still shared the ‘five spoon truffle’.
I felt like I was ontploffing (great Afrikaans word meaning exploding).
What a dinner!
The best thing about this place is that the service has been immaculate every time I’m there ☺
If you are in CT, you have to try it out! www.hussargrill.com

What a way to end the day… well it didn’t quite end there… but that’s all I’m willing to share ☺

Thursday, May 21, 2009

This mornings early llightning in our mother city







Creepy... i woke up very early this morning and saw bright flashes of light outside my window.
Check these pics out! They were sent to me by a friend this afternoon.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Spray on condoms - still a hard sell

I thought since it was the SEXPO this past wkd in CT, this is a very timely article to read :-)
For all of you that went, i would love some feedback and comments!

A very good friend sent me an email this morning with information on the development of the 'spray on condom'. It really does prove for interesting reading.


Edison had his lightbulb, Ford had his Model T, and Jan Vinzenz Krause has his spray-on condom. Inspired by the mechanics of a drive-through car wash, the German sexual-health educator designed a custom-fitting male contraceptive using liquid latex and some materials from a hardware store.

"I felt a little like MacGyver," he says of building the contraption.
U.S. condom sales have been increasing steadily over the years, according to Packaged Facts, a division of Market Research Group, and they are expected to top $444 million annually by 2010. But usage among teens appears to have leveled off, with 61.5% of sexually active high schoolers surveyed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2007 reporting that they had used a condom during their most recent intercourse, down from 62.8% in 2005 and 63% in 2003.

Access to condoms is one issue; inclination to use them is another. Which helps explain why companies are constantly looking for ways to improve the standard product — vibrating, warming, climax-delaying, even glow-in-the-dark condoms are all available on drugstore shelves.


Offering a wide variety of condom options is not only a smart business move, it's good for public health. When used properly, condoms don't just act as contraceptives; they also prevent the spread of most sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

That means sexual-health educators, public health officials and condom brand CEOs alike are interested in finding ways to make condoms more appealing, especially to young people.


As a teenager, Krause, now 30, had trouble finding the right size condom, which set him on a quest to aid other similarly befuddled young men. In 2001 he developed an online condom adviser, which provides printable measuring tapes and instructions to help men determine which condom, out of all the brands available in Germany, will fit the best.

According to Krause, more than 300,000 people have used the free service.
The site's popularity put Krause in touch with students and sex-ed teachers across Germany, who expressed a common frustration. "They told me, 'Mr. Krause, I don't understand why the industry doesn't develop a condom which fits you perfectly,' " he says. Hence his idea for a spray-on condom.

The prototype, which began testing last year, consists of a hard plastic tube with nozzles that spray liquid latex from all directions, much like the water jets in the tunnel of a car wash. According to Krause, there are numerous advantages to his spray-on condom. "The condom fits 100% perfectly, so the safety is much higher than a standard condom's, and it feels more natural."


But there are some stumbling blocks. The men who tested the spray-on condom had a few hesitations, Krause says. Some were "a little bit afraid to use the tube" and would only try it on their fingers. Others worried that the mechanism, which hisses as it sprays, might ruin the mood.
But the most serious problem with the design — which is what has kept the product off the market thus far — is that the latex takes too long to dry.

Liquid latex currently takes two to three minutes to vulcanize, making it impractical. "For people to buy it," Krause says, "it needs to be ready in five to 10 seconds."
That has kept the spray-on condom on hold indefinitely until a faster-drying latex comes along.

Meanwhile, Krause is tackling the size problem by preparing to launch a line of condoms in six sizes, instead of the usual one or two. They should be available in Europe starting in September and in the U.S. possibly as early as 2010.
"

Having condoms in different sizes we think is a good and smart idea," says David Johnson, group product manager of Trojan Brand Condoms. Trojan's parent company, Church and Dwight, makes nearly 8 out of 10 condoms sold in the U.S. But different-size condoms introduce their own problems: namely, men aren't very eager to buy a small size.

Trojan's Magnum line, whose condoms are 15% bigger than regular ones, accounts for 13% of the U.S. market. But when the company introduced a smaller condom several years ago, it had to discontinue it.
Krause says men are reluctant to go to a drugstore cashier with a box of small-size condoms — for obvious reasons.

His solution: he plans to sell his new line of different-size condoms online. "Men on the Web," he says, "they are very honest."


– so who wants to try this???
(I think ill give it a skip)




Friday, May 15, 2009

Failing Forward album launch – Hunting beasties


‘Failing Forward’ started up in January 2006, now a few years down the track and a long list of member changes that saw the departure of the founding member as well as the leaving and rejoining of the original drummer, the band finds itself well situated in the South African rock scene.

I went to their album launch of Hunting Beasties, a little while ago. They have a few good songs, namely the track ‘Hunting Beasties’ (their biggest hit so far) and are quite entertaining to watch live. The drummer plays in a way that makes his skill look effortless. What I’m trying to say is that he doesn’t look like he’s killing himself while playing, like Snake from aKing/fokofpolisiekar. Yet he plays as well, if not better.
The band members come from a very Christian background, and even though this is not always apparent in their music, there is an undertone of it. But more essentially their songs are about life and experiences and overcoming certain things.
Keep an eye out for this band…

Thursday, May 14, 2009

KKNK 2009




My KKNK adventures

Ok I know this is waaaaaay over due…
But April was a very busy month for me!
With all those public holidays there was a lot of pressure at work – but that’s boring. Lets rather talk about my virgin KKNK experience. For those of you who don’t know, the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunsteling Fees (KKNK) is very similar to the Grahamstown Arts Festival. Yes my Afrikaans spelling is probably quite off.
The difference is that it’s a bit smaller and focused more on Afrikaans music and productions.
And it’s in the Karoo... where quite frankly, besides ‘Ronnies Sex Shop’, there isn’t much else!
Ooh wait – lots of biltong and brandy & coke!
I watched a number of bands including Fokofpolisiekar (energetic), aKing (put me to sleep with their performance), bed on Bricks (rocking), and some other Afrikaans bands I had never heard of such as Willim Welsyn en die Sunrise Toffies who were all great in their own right.
Check out the pictures!
Overall though i have to admit the best time i had was atthe Oudtshooren zoo.. there were white bengal tigers, cheetahs, white lions, crocodiles etc.. so many animals! spent a number of hours there!
Picture 1: the zoo entrance
Picture 2: (from L-R)
Justin Kruger from Van Coke Kartel, Tim Rankin from Bed on Bricks, Willem Welsyn from Willim Welsyn en die Sunrise Toffies
Picture 3: Ronnies sex shop
Picture credit: Amy Hopkins

nights at Assembly


Have any of you been to or heard of a place called ‘Assembly’?
Here are some of the things I heard about it… before I had actually been to it:

“Its so cool, you would love it”
“loads of bands play there – it was made for live music”
“It’s an upmarket club type place”

Ok –
I have now been to Assembly twice. Let me get back to you on the above
statements: It is cool, but would not be my first choice. It reminds me a lot of Mercury Live lounge. It has a great stage, and the sound quality is pretty good for live bands. The whole venue is like a big warehouse-type of vibe. So it is not upmarket. It is very, very Cape Townian in the sense that hippy-chic girls are aplenty.


On the two occasions I went, one was too see the Albert Frost Trio. Al is an insane guitarist. Look out for his album ‘devils and gods’. His songs are good but also have multiple personalities. I have a few favourites, after listening to the album a number of times. There is a bluesy-rock influence in his sound. For those of you who appreciate crazy guitar skills – he is a must see!

The second time I went to Assembly, it was a busier night, as there were a number of bands, with the headlining act being ‘Cassette’. Now if any of you have listened to the radio (particularly GARETH CLIFFS MORNING SHOW) at all in the past six months you would have heard of them. Their most famous song – Who do you trust? “who do you trust, who do you trust now, who do you trust, why should we stop now…”. (I can hear myself already going out of key.)
I confess I didn’t know many of their other songs, but their live act was great (see pics). When they finally played the song I love so much, I was astounded by how similar it sounded to the radio edit. This just showcasing how tight they are as a band. I was super impressed!
So if know these guys are playing – make a plan and go see them! I expect greater things to still come!

Picture 2: Albert Frost; Picture 1 and 3: Cassette. Picture credits: Amy Hopkins

Sunset in Greenpoint


I took this picture from my flat. Yes I am lucky enough to have this gorgeous view. It comes at a price though!
I have never seen the sunset so radiant though – and i am sure many Cape Townians whipped out their cameras to capture this image. I always think – if i painted this, no one would believe it was a real scene. And i also think those living in Camps Bay would have better views... and better camers :-)
Picture credit: Amy Hopkins

The v&A waterfront

The Victoria Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town
I took this picture while sipping on a G&T from one of the many delectable restaurants on offer. Picture credit: Amy Hopkins

weekend getaway STANFORD

Its time for a much-needed weekend-getaway! And how lucky was I to be invited to Stanford, a small peaceful little village, just inland from Hermanus (see map, x marks the spot).
I have never been to Stanford before, much less heard of it. So I am looking forward to quality time with books and magazine during the days and bottles of good red wine at night.
I was more pleasantly surprised to find out that besides the local bottle store and café, there are actually other shops, namely wine farms in the area… and what else is Stanford famous for? Its cheese!!! I swear this place was made for me ☺I will of course have to report back once I have spent the entire weekend there.

But before I get myself carried away here thinking its only going to be wining and dining. The weekend is actually a ‘boys surfing weekend’ and they want me to come along to take photographs of their ‘like totally sick waves bro’.
I get to work this morning and glance over the Cape Times. Can you guess what’s on the front page?
Weather pattern images showcasing the ‘storm of all storms’ to hit our shores this weekend.
Yes we know its winter and cold-front season is upon us.


So I went onto wind guru to check the swell and the onto goggle weather to check it out.

See for yourself what I found! 6-7m swell... and the papers are warning people to stay indoors and OUT OF THE SEA!
Maybe this will deter the boys-with-gills to stay indoors and really enjoy their wine with me?
I'd have better luck getting my boyfriend to stay awake during Angels and Demons. Which i quite enjoyed by the way. But i have read the book, which was incredible – so i am biased to like the story.
I can’t see them fishing in the pouring rain either. But they are determined to still pack their rods as there “is a dam there with bas I think”?
Stanford is surrounded by the Klein River Mountains and spread along the southern bank of the river (Klein river- is this where the bas are?), just before it widens out to form a coastal lagoon.
All in all I am just being facetious , and very much looking forward to a weekend away exploring one of the treasures of the Cape.
Watch this space for a report back!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A not-so-typical night out in CT – champagne, pizza, strippers and police

I have to share this with you

Firstly my friends and I decided to meet up for a ‘Pooza’ Thursday last week. (For those who don’t know, this term refers specifically to a drinking session on a Thursday to get you in the spirit – excuse the pun – for the upcoming weekend.)

So we head to oblivion – a no under 23’s wine bar in Kenilworth/ Claremont area. (Check out website on www.oblivion.co.za – it rocks)
But to keep it fairly tame, the bunch of us ordered some pizzas, beers and wines, thinking this is where the night would stay. I couldn’t have been more wrong!

Someone decides its time to buy a bottle of champagne.

Then the newbie training waiter knocks over champagne.
Let me make this clear - he knocked the champagne onto the one pizza.

We felt sorry for him, but also annoyed that we had lost a bottle of champers and pizza in one go.

However that was very quickly rectified. Oblivion being the place it is, with great service, they promptly bring us two free bottles of champers, a free pizza and a round of shooters called ‘bush-men’s balls’.

After much merriment
we end up going to…
wait for it...
can you guess...
MAVERICKS
A STRIP CLUB!!!
My first time EVER in strip club – I have never seen so many boobs! But it was nothing like the stories I had heard about strip clubs. I was expecting to see all kinds of bits all over the place. But it was much classier tan that, and a lot of the girls had dresses and lingerie on.
Except for maybe one or two…

After we have settled in and ordered some drinks (which are exorbitantly priced), all the women seem to fade into the background. I then pop off to the ladies, only to return to the boys shoving hundred Rand notes into my hand and telling me my dancer is on the way. We then bustle up to a private room. My pulse quickens and I start feeling rather anxious/ curious.

Of course the boys are there to watch – mostly to laugh at my nervous and uncomfortable expression and body language. I often tease about how gorgeous some girls are although I have never had a lesbian experience, I sometimes suggest it as a joke to my boyfriend. So I was caught in a moment where I thought I might actually enjoy the dance.

I couldn’t have been more mistaken. I have never felt so awkward! Sitting on my hands and not knowing where to look, I was bright red! The sexy blonde asked me in a Russian accent (put on or not I couldn’t tell) ‘You do not like?’. I fumbled some kind of reply and thanked my lucky stars the song was coming to an end!
We all had a good laugh about it and the guys had their turns with dancers too. WE all had a fair amount to drink by this point and decided it was time to go home as we all had work the next day and it was 1:30am.

The driver had drunk less than us – obviously. (Thank goodness!)
But by very unfortunate luck we manage to find ourselves pulling off the road at a roadblock 100m from my flat.
They were looking for drugs (we presumed) as they didn’t want to breathalyse anyone, and started unpacking the car. I was then asked to get out (from the back seat) and go across the road to a police van (a bakkie with a cab on the back).
Hold on let me mention this: I was asked to get out before any of the guys were.

I had no illegal substances anywhere on/ in me. What I found disturbing though, was that they would not search me standing on the road. The policewoman demanded I get into the back of the van (where they put criminals). I refused; starting to feel scared and uncomfortable. She started shouting at me demanding I get in and stating that if I had nothing to hide I would have nothing to be afraid of. I definitely didn’t have anything to hide and started opening my bag and taking things out. But she wouldn’t budge. She said she could only search me if I was in the van. One of the guys came over to find out what was going on. She then shouted at him saying he was interfering in police business.

I gave up and got in the damn van. She took my bag apart (which is quite a task as I refer to my bag as the ’black hole’). She eventually let me go. The whole process took about 40 minutes. They of course found nothing. It was a horrible experience and I would like to know if anyone has ever had anything similar happen to him or her?

Needless to say I was so happy when I arrived home.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

winter has arrived.....



So winter has definitely arrived in Cape Town...
I was sent these two pictures today of what our beloved city looked like this morning and thought I just had to share these with the world.
After the heat waves and laaaate summer, the words ‘Global Warming’ (accompanied by slight anxiety and alarm bells) come to mind – but that is a whole other discussion for another day.
It was as if some holly being flicked a switch and just like that it was winter… but who are we kidding? Just because its colder and wetter and darker, does not mean our dear true Cape Town winter has hit us just yet! It’s really only autumn and we can look forward to another four months of even colder and wetter weather.
Besides it’s not yet raining sideways is it?

Lets not be sombre though, there are great things about winter, Namely:
- Warm food like pasta’s and soups and curries (lots of it)
- A reason to stay in doors and watch your favourite dvds and series over and over… and not feel guilty
- Drinking copious amounts of red wine because it ‘keeps you warm’ and is ‘good for your heart’ (yeah right!)
- Wearing slippers
- Scarves and warm jerseys and jackets and tracksuits

While I am in the spirit of things I thought I might as well share my basic but reliable curry recipe. I hope I haven’t forgotten anything and excuse the measurements, I taste as I go along...

MY CURRY RECIPE

A FRUITY SPICY BLEND OF COMFORT AND WARMTH

Ingredients:
1 desert spoon oil
1 (large) onion chopped
4 tomatoes chopped
2 desert spoons of peach chutney
2 desert spoons of apricot jam
2-3 potatoes peeled and chopped (I advise par cooking these)
700g (at least) of beef goulash
Spices and herbs:
I large garlic clove crushed
Curry powder to taste (5 heaped teaspoons of medium at least)
1 teaspoon (heaped) of turmeric
1 teaspoon of cumin seed powder
A dash of garam masala spice (garam = ‘hot’ and masala = ‘paste’)
1 cube beef stock dissolved in a little hot water
A large handful of fresh coriander (chopped)
Salt and pepper to taste
Sambles (optional):
Save some chopped onion, tomato and coriander.
Slice up 1 banana and get some desiccated coconut.

Instructions:
Add your oil to a nice big pot and get that heating up
Add onions and fry ‘til opaque
Add all your spices and coriander
Add tomatoes – this will give you the juice
Add your jam and chutney
Add your potatoes and let the mixture cook for a few minutes
Lastly (always last with a curry) add your meat and cook for an hour more
Remember to always taste as you go along and if at the end the sauce is too ‘watery’ add a teaspoon of flour and mix to thicken
Enjoy with sambles and best served with brown basmati rice ☺

Monday, May 4, 2009

gimme sama that!!!


The 15th South African Music Awards – or Sama’s for those in the know took place over the past weekend, and there was no doubt plenty of party andcelebrating afterwards.
There are a lot of categories or rather ‘catt-eh-garies’ (as it was pronounced by many), so work your way through them.




I was very happy for the following award winners:
BEST MUSIC VIDEO – Overexposed by The Parlotones; BEST URBAN POP ALBUM ¬– Gang Of Instrumentals; BEST ROCK ALBUM: ENGLISH – Zebra & Giraffe; BEST PRODUCER – David Poole and Dominic Peters (GoldFish); BEST ROCK ALBUM : AFRIKAANS – Van Coke Kartel; BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM : AFRIKAANS – Foto Na Dans; BEST DANCE ALBUM – GoldFish.

I am of course disturbed by the rumours of the judges accepting bribes from record companies. I’m sure this definitely has some sort of reflection in many of the results. But hey its Africa, and this is just the way things happen here... Well let’s be honest, I’m sure it happens all over the world. At least we have our Sama’s and I am proud of them and the exposure they give to SA musicians.

BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM
Rebecca Malope
Ujehova Ungu' Madida

BEST CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM
The Moreira Project
Volume 2 Citizen Of The World

BEST MASKANDI ALBUM
Imithente
Simqonda Ngqo

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Claudio Pavin and Arri Reschke
Overexposed by The Parlotones

BEST SOKKIE DANS ALBUM
Kurt Darren
Uit Die Diepte Van My Hart

BEST URBAN DANCE ALBUM
Dj Kent
Mixing Business With Pleasure: Reloaded

BEST POP ALBUM : ENGLISH
Jamali
3rd Base

BEST URBAN POP ALBUM
Gang Of Instrumentals
Round 3

BEST POP ALBUM : AFRIKAANS
Eden
Knieë Lam

BEST POP ALBUM : AFRICAN
Theo Kgosinkwe
I Am

BEST ROCK ALBUM : ENGLISH
Zebra & Giraffe
Collected Memories

BEST RAP ALBUM
Teargas
Wafa Wafa

BEST KWAITO ALBUM
Bricks
Stop Nonsense

BEST SELLING ALBUM
Leonie May
“Vergeet My Nie”

MTN BEST SELLING MOBILE MUSIC DOWNLOAD
DJ Cleo
Hands Up

BEST NEWCOMER
Andile Mseleku
Essence Of Joy

BEST DUO/GROUP
Soweto Gospel Choir
Live At The Nelson Mandela Theatre

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Lira
Soul In Mind

BEST MALE ARTIST
Abdullah Ibrahim
Senzo

MTN RECORD OF THE YEAR
Rhythmic Elements
2 By 2

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Lira
Soul In Mind

BEST TSONGA MUSIC ALBUM
George Maluleke
Na Van'Wanati Sisters No. 24 - Kuhanyeriwa I Vukosi

BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL A CAPELLA GOSPEL ALBUM
Amadodana Ase Wesile
Ha Le Mpotsa Tsepo Yaka

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Tonik
Visitor's Book

BEST TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM
Zim Ngqawana
Zimology - In Concert (USA)

BEST PRODUCER
David Poole and Dominic Peters
Perceptions of Pacha by GoldFish

BEST ENGINEER
Leroy Croft
Sorry For The Delay by 340ml

BEST AFRIKAANS DVD
Kurt Darren
Treffers Live

BEST TRADITIONAL/AFRICAN ADULT CONTEMPORARY DVD
Joyous Celebration
Joyous Celebration Vol. 12 Live At The Grand West Arena - Cape Town

BEST GLOBAL CHART DVD
Freshlyground
Live! South African Tour

BEST SELLING DVD
Juanita du Plessis en Theuns Jordaan
“Bring Jou Hart”

BEST SELLING TRUE TONE
Elizma Theron en Nicholis Louw
Kom ons vat ‘n Kans

BEST SELLING RING-BACK-TONE
DJ Cleo
Hands Up

BEST SELLING FULL TRACK DOWNLOAD
Elizma Theron en Nicholis Louw
Kom Ons vat ‘n Kans

BEST KIDDIES ALBUM : AFRIKAANS
Nedine Blom
Supercool

BEST KIDDIES ALBUM : ENGLISH
Wendy Oldfield
Singalong Kidz

BEST AFRIKAANS TRADITIONAL MUSIC ALBUM
Deon Van Der Merwe
Kitaarjolyt

BEST COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUM
Bobby Angel
Somebody Like You

BEST POP/ROCK GOSPEL ALBUM
Tiro
Speak To Me

BEST AFRIKAANS GOSPEL ALBUM
Vertikaal
Stil

BEST AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM
Joyous Celebration
Vol 12: Live At The Grand West Arena

BEST ROCK ALBUM : AFRIKAANS
Van Coke Kartel
Waaksaam & Wakker

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM : ENGLISH
340ml
Sorry For The Delay

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM : AFRIKAANS
Foto Na Dans
Pantomime Op Herwinbare Klanke

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM : AFRICAN
The Dizu Plaatjies Ibuyambo Ensemble
African Kings

BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM : ENGLISH
Lira
Soul In Mind

BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM : AFRIKAANS
Coenie De Villiers
Weerlig Oor Die See

BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM : AFRICAN
Thembisile
My Journey

BEST R&B/NEO-SOUL ALBUM
Bryce Anderson
Undescribable

BEST VENDA MUSIC ALBUM
Zozo & Sangere Super Beat
Vol. 10 Mudi Wagoswi
BEST ALBUM PACKAGING

The Moreira Project
Volume 2 Citizen Of The World

BEST REMIX OF THE YEAR
Lira
Feel Good - Jazzworx Remix

BEST MULTI ARTIST LIVE DVD
Various
Huisgenoot Skouspel 2008

BEST CLASSICAL CROSSOVER ALBUM
The Voice Of Angels
The Voice Of Angels Volume 1

BEST SOUTH SOTHO MUSIC (SESOTHO) ALBUM
Ruthla Masupha
Ruthla Masupha No. 24

BEST DANCE ALBUM
GoldFish
Perceptions of Pacha