INDEPENDENT IDOL: Mambaonline catches up with the talented yet ever-so-humble Veronique Lalouette to chat about her experience with Idols, her debut album and the road ahead. WIN THE CD!
WE’VE COME A LONG WAY BABY!: Parliament has approved historic legislation that will give same-sex couples the right to marry. But the process revealed the vast antagonism towards gays and lesbians still prevalent in our country.
STEFAN LUDIK: MAMBA’S SEXIEST MAN: The votes have been counted, and Stefan Ludik has taken the title of Mambaonline’s Sexiest Man of 2006 – as decided by you. We talk to the man about his career, his gay fans and same-sex marriage.
GARLIC GETS THE BOOT: There appears to be new direction in government’s controversial HIV/AIDS policies. Kerry Cullinan talks to Deputy Health Minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, who seems to be shaking things up.
MAMBAONLINE SPINS: Christo Valentyn reviews recent releases from a gaggle of musical stars including Scissor Sisters, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Paris Hilton, Pink, Missy Elliot and Beyoncé Knowles. WIN CDS!
CELEBRITY GOSSIP: Brad's underwear cover, Kevin's divorce despair, Doogie Howser un-closeted, Survivor's Danielle "not a lesbian", Reese and Ryan split official, Elton John's financial woes and Desperate 'Husband' talks about gay role.
DEAD LESBIANS AND WORLD DOMINATION: Glam, camp and disco fabulous – it’s the return of Scissor Sisters! Mambaonline looks at the band’s history, their meteoric rise to fame and their fantastic new album, Ta-Dah. WIN CDS!
LEBO: A DIVA DEPARTS: Controversy and scandal were singer Lebo Mathosa’s constant sidekicks; she was both loved and despised for her diva behaviour. But few can deny the massive impact she had on South African culture. Mambaonline revisits the life of the late Lebo Mathosa.
MAMBA MOTORING: AUTO AFRICA SPECIAL: Mambaonline’s motoring correspondent reports back from this year’s Auto Africa - the continent’s largest auto trade event – on the show’s many highlights.
MAMBA’S SEXIEST MAN OF THE YEAR: You have the power to crown gay South Africa’s Sexiest Man of 2006 – and you could win stacks of great prizes in the process! We present our selection of 12 of the sexiest male celebs the country has to offer.
BRINGING MCQP BACK: December sees the largest queer party in Africa rock Cape Town. As its Creative Director, Peter Hayes is tasked with keeping MCQP fresh and evolving. He tells us what to expect - this year and in the future. WIN TICKETS!
HOMOPHOBIA RAISES RISKS FOR ZIMBABWEAN GAYS: Efforts to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic among Zimbabwe's gay population are being frustrated by homophobia in the government and society.
CHILDREN AND GAY MARRIAGE: The gay marriage issue continues to stir a surge of debate in the country and part of that debate questions the parenting skills of same-sex couples, writes Vista Kalipa.
CELEBRITY GOSSIP: Grey’s Anatomy star leaps out the closet; Paris Hilton’s new boyfriend; Justin launches clothing label; Ronaldo the new Beckham?; Boy George gets even more bitter; and we swoon for Jonathan Rhys Myers.
COMPULSIVE SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR: Are you in control of your sexual behaviour? Brian Rzepczynski investigates the world of sexual addiction and gay men, offering useful information on sexual compulsivity and resources for recovery.
MAMBA HEALTH: INSOMNIA: Sleepless nights and grumpy days? Are you tired of insomnia? In our busy lives, we often cut corners on sleep in order to crowd everything in. Jennifer Medvin explores this increasingly common ailment.
MAMBA SPINS: ROCK EDITION: Christo Valentyn takes a wild ride through a batch of rock releases, including offerings from Muse, Fall Out Boy, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Seether and Keane. Win a CD hamper!
GAY WIT AND WISDOM: Everyone on the planet knows that a queen’s second biggest weapon is her tongue… In honour of the Pride week, John French examines the source of gay wit and presents a few priceless gems…
SEXY’S BACK – JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE RETURNS: Many pop stars would kill for a career like Justin Timberlake’s; young, hot and filthy rich, he is quite simply a phenomenon. Mambaonline takes a looks at the triumphant return of the sexy singer.
HAYDEN’S HIV DIARY: INTERNET LOVE: “If people cannot admit their HIV status on a dating site where they are practically invisible, then I'm guessing they continue that lie all the way through the first date and into the bedroom,” writes Hayden Horner.