And the ship sails on...

2014-03-12 11:56

In a very touching column, Koos Kombuis bids farewell to Channel24.

What’s in a Name?

2013-08-20 13:16

Was the leaking of Robert Galbraith's identity - J.K. Rowling - really a mistake?

Sporty sex on TV

2013-06-27 10:44

“There’s too much explicit sex on TV these days,” a friend of Koos Kombuis remarked.

Who is that girl with the hat?

2013-06-12 10:02

She used to be just another small-time singer on the fringes of the South African music industry. But that all changed, writes Koos Kombuis.

Releasing Karabus: What took them so long?

2013-05-17 11:02

Koos Kombuis asks if the UAE's illogical imprisonment of South African doctor Cyril Karabus, and others, is damaging Dubai's image as a world-class tourist destination.

Sometimes bad art can be good for you

2012-12-18 11:22

A primary school Christmas play teaches Koos Kombuis that sometimes bad art can be truly heartwarming and awe-inspiring.

Pretty new banknotes won't save our economy

2012-11-20 11:32

Koos Kombuis loves his pretty new money, but still struggles to deal with the vast, gaping canyon between rich and poor.

On the scent of good literature

2012-10-18 09:40

Koos Kombuis comes clean about sniffing books, and insists he cannot establish a relationship with a book that doesn't smell right.

Madonna's foot-in-mouth disease

2012-09-26 13:30

Koos Kombuis is not shy to admit how clueless he is about politics, and wishes Madonna would do the same.

Are YOU suffering from Facebook Fatigue?

2012-03-15 08:40

Koos Kombuis says Facebook is targeting him.

Stop killing our street art!

2011-10-21 13:10

Koos Kombuis explains why he thinks all street art is in integral a part of our shared humanity.

Why Peter Div should stay

2011-10-13 09:24

Koos Kombuis explains why he wants Peter de Villiers to stay on as Springbok coach.

Koos Kombuis delighted with FAK honour

2011-09-28 11:17

Afrikaans singer-songwriter Koos Kombuis feels grateful that three of his songs have been selected to be taken up in the new FAK song book.

It’s Oppikoppi time again!

2011-08-02 11:26

It's Oppikoppi time again, and Koos Kombuis is sure that it's going to be another one of those life-changing experiences.

Let’s break down the Laager and have a Braai!

2011-05-30 07:15

After the municipal elections of last week, something shifted in the collective consciousness of our country.

Koos remembers Lucas Maree

2011-02-28 11:49

Koos retires to his study to think about the passing of Lucas Maree.

Afrikaans rap is really coming of age

2011-02-10 08:58

Koos Kombuis likes what he's hearing in new Afrikaans rap.

Calling Ninja a poephol isn't helping

2011-01-28 09:25

Koos laments the lost art of reasonable debate, and why Die Antwoord's Ninja is actually an okay guy.

The End is Nigh… or is it?

2011-01-19 13:10

For Koos Kombuis, Friday's newspaper headlines sounded like a flashback to the times of Noah.

The secret to Osama Bin Laden's trim figure

2011-01-05 09:11

Koos Kombuis laments the loss of BBC Food in favour of The Food Channel on DSTV.

Free MP3s

2009-09-11 14:25

Download a classic Koos Kombuis ballad, a killer new braai day colab, fabulous Afro fusion, 'satanic' punk, Zimbabwean folk rock, & more.


Is this Hollywood’s biggest scam ever?

2014-01-07 07:17

Channel24 columnist Koos Kombuis reveals what just might be one of the biggest Hollywood scams ever.

When Bad Things Happen to Famous People

2013-07-25 13:26

Koos Kombuis begs the question: How do famous people handle bad things? Is it possible for celebrities to win back the adoration of the public after a setback of momentous proportions?

Sporty sex on TV

2013-06-26 09:30

“There’s too much explicit sex on TV these days,” a friend of Koos Kombuis remarked.

Thank God I'm not a celebrity!

2013-05-24 15:21

In these days of instant tabloid stardom, in these days when the front pages of every glossy magazine continually screams out the one celebrity story after the other, we tend to forget that there aren’t any actual celebrities out there, writes Koos Kombuis.

Afrikaaps: The new rebellion on the block

2013-02-04 10:45

Koos Kombuis recently got a sneak preview of renowned filmmaker Aryan Kaganof's new documentary, a film that delves into aspects of the widespread farm unrest that has plagued the Western Cape in recent months.

Even polygamy has its dark side

2012-12-11 11:57

Koos Kombuis has no opposition to polygamy, but questions whether the practice is about freedom of choice or male superiority.

Surviving the Tempest

2012-11-05 10:29

Koos Kombuis poses the question: How did Bob Dylan know what was in store for America after the release of his latest album Tempest?

Seven pitfalls celebrities should avoid

2012-10-16 13:57

Being a low-key celebrity himself, Koos Kombuis has some advice and wisdom to share about all the things that go wrong in a famous person's life.

If Obama ever came to Cape Town…

2012-07-03 10:49

Koos Kombuis wishes Barack and Michelle Obama would visit Cape Town to experience the magical weekend he just had in the Mother City.

When rockers get married…

2012-02-22 16:21

Like everyone else, rockers yearn for some form of stability, some semblance of sanity, care, warmth and loyalty in their lives.

Celebs tweet about Muammar Gaddafi

2011-10-21 09:59

Various local and international celebrities have taken to Twitter to talk about former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's death.

Did aliens build the Voortrekker Monument?

2011-09-29 12:20

Koos Kombuis speculates on what else extraterrestrials have been up to since learning that they might have had a hand in constructing Mayan pyramids.

Another column about women

2011-08-15 06:45

Koos Kombuis confesses his women's day faux pas.

The fault line in Afrikaner thinking

2011-07-08 07:13

Indeed, there is a train of thought; one can almost call it a kind of death wish that is rippling through Afrikanerdom at the moment.

Kombuis and Goosen make peace

2011-04-15 10:29

Koos Kombuis has written on his website that the court case between him and Anton Goosen is now "finally settled".

The return of the gig from hell

2011-02-18 10:48

Koos has a gig that makes him remember his first... a gig from hell.

Microwave kills the studio star

2011-02-03 07:06

Koos Kombuis likes new technology, but still prefers the smell of recording studios.

An opera about Winnie's life

2011-01-25 08:19

'The project is even more intriguing than the concept of a play about the life of Steve Hofmeyr.'

Midnight Express - Namibia style

2011-01-12 09:47

Koos Kombuis is horrified at the news that another SA musician was jailed in Namibia.

Koos Kombuis: Die Groen Fokkol Song

2010-02-04 08:43

The legendary Afrikaans singer songwriter goes green on a new recording of his classic protest song about corruption, crime and lack of service delivery in the Rainbow Nation.

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go! - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.