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Entertainment Reporter. Prominent South African actor, director, choreographer, dancer and singer Mahlubi Kraai has passed away. The family of the talented producer and scriptwriter confirmed today that Mahlubi passed away last night in Rustenburg, North West. Mahlubi was well know for his role as Jakes in SABC1 drama series Mzansi…
Entertainment Reporter. Veteran actor Aubrey Moalosi has died. Moalosi, 70, died on Sunday afternoon due to Covid-19 related illness, his son Mothibedi Moalosi confirmed. The Lesotho-born legendary film, stage and TV actor portrayed the role of Ali Mazwai in Soul City up to season six. The focus of Soul City…
Entertainment Reporter. The 15th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS) have released their much-awaited annual nominees list for the upcoming 2021 award ceremony set to be held in May. This year's edition is admittedly remarkable with newcomer Netflix South Africa landing 45 spots on the nominations list. How to…
Entertainment Reporter. The current economic climate is forcing cost-cutting across the board for International Broadcast Partners in Africa. Media Brokerage Africa, a bespoke pan-African broadcast media brokerage, is committed to delivering cost-effective and innovative media solutions to its boutique portfolio of seminal entertainment, news, and sports clients. Launched in July…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. SA actress Thuso Mbedu has scored a new role opposite Hollywood superstar Viola Davis, in the upcoming film The Woman King. The Woman King tells the story of a general of an all-female military unit, and her daughter, who together fight the French and neighbouring tribes…
Entertainment Reporter. With CLOSED signs on the doors of all three of The Establishment’s branches during the alcohol bans, gains made in the past five years have all but been destroyed thanks to the pandemic. Prior to lockdown, patrons flocked to The Establishment for dining and a relaxed nightlife atmosphere,…
Entertainment Reporter. The uber of on-demand emergency response services apps in South Africa,Trigger, today announced it has signed a deal with Survivor SA’s consummate host, Nico Panagio, to represent it. The smartphone app, which launched in March this year, provides subscribers access to a multitude of private armed response companies,…
Entertainment Reporter. @Netflix. The proudly South African Oscar won by ’My Octopus Teacher’ for Best Documentary Film on Monday morning has laid the foundation for an unprecedented increase in ocean awareness. 'The film, which has won more than 20 international awards, including Best Documentary at the British Academy Film Awards…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Our days are filled with communication. Talking, listening and understanding are at the core of the human experience. Whether we are at work, with our family or the people of our community, the way we converse with those around us shapes our experiences, for better or worse.…
By Jacob Mawela. Just across the road from where the Freedom Charter was declared in 1955 in Kliptown, a man who captained one of South Africa’s most popular sporting brands, namely, Orlando Pirates FC, added another feather to the cap of his exemplary life by realizing the opening of a…
Entertainment Reporter. The annual Academy Awards®, or the Oscars®, returns on Sunday 25th April to celebrate some of the most critically acclaimed films released over the past year. Ahead of the biggest night in the film calendar, new data from Spotify has shown that listeners around the world are re-immersing…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The radio community is in mourning after the news of the death of veteran radio host Grant Shakoane. Details around his death are still unknown at this stage, but radio personality and close friend Tim Modise took to Twitter last week to reveal Shakoane was "in a…
Entertainment Reporter. The Gender Mainstreaming Awards (GMA) are back in 2021 with the aim, once again, to reward organisations and individuals that are at the forefront and are advancing the business case for gender diversity in Africa. The awards are set to take place throughout Africa on 9 September 2021.…
Entertainment Reporter. Moses Tembe, a well known KZN businessman, spoke during his daughter’s funeral service on Friday morning at the Durban International Convention Centre, claiming she was neither suicidal nor depressed. He did, however, warn against the dangers of drugs and alcohol. He said; "As Anele’s father, I categorically state…
Entertainment Reporter.. Photo©Gallo Images. A new edition of Sindiwe Magona’s novel When the Village Sleeps is out now from Pan Macmillan! When the Village Sleeps is a visionary novel about what the loss of identity and dignity do to a people afflicted by decades of brokenness. Told through the lives…
Entertainment Reporter. Kaya FM is starting afresh with familiar faces in different time slots, with Skhumba Hlophe joining Thomas Msengana for new show Thomas and Skhumba in the Morning. The new show will be from Monday to Fridays between 6am and 9am. The show starts on 3 May. Kaya Breakfast,…
Entertainment Reporter. The world-renowned veteran playwright and director Percy Mtwa is back on the director’s seat to steer his critically acclaimed theatre classic Bopha! which returns to stage at the South African State Theatre (SAST) from 25 May to 13 June 2021. The play, a three hander, will feature actors…
Entertainment Reporter. @Gallo Images. Nkosinathi "Black Coffee" Maphumulo denies all domestic abuse allegations levelled against him by his estranged wife, Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa. Mlotshwa has accused Black Coffee of allegedly assaulting her at her 33rd birthday dinner at their Sandton home in March. The alleged incident took place during Mbali’s…
Entertainment Reporter. HPH Publishing introduces Kruger Routes, the condensed version of the bestselling Kruger Self-Drive. Following requests for a travel companion book to the hardcover Kruger Self-Drive comes the smaller, soft cover version. It includes a complete map of the park with suggested routes from the main camps, coupled with…
Staff Reporter. It is a sad day for the literary community, as it has been announced by advocate Vusi Pikoli that his son Phumlani Pikoli has passed away. The cause of death is unknown and is still under investigation. Phumlani was a Zimbabwean-South African writer and multidisciplinary artist who was…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image: Instagram/AKA via welcometoromes. The news of rapper AKA’s fiancée Nelli Tembe's sudden and tragic death has sent shockwaves throughout the country. The news of the apparent suicide broke on Sunday morning, after reports that police were investigating an incident that took place at the Pepperclub Hotel…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The family of popular Johannesburg doctor and radio personality Sindi van Zyl confirmed her death on Saturday. The family statement said: "The Van Zyl family humbly thank everyone who stood together with them recently to help raise funds for Sindi’s hospital bill, in addition to the national…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. DMX/YouTube screenshot. DMX, a rapper known as much for his troubles as his music, has died, his family announced in a statement. He was 50. "We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at…
Entertainment Reporter. Dr Thato Mosehle, the first runner up at last year's Miss South Africa pageant, aims to use her position to inspire young women by launching a mentorship programme. The programme was launched on Tuesday 6 April when Mosehle celebrated her 26th birthday, in Sandton Johannesburg. "I am passionate…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. With the weather cooling down, The Grillroom & Sushi Bar has put together a delicious and hearty autumn/winter menu to entice your tastebuds and take you on a journey of culinary delights. "Think warm, spicy, rich, creamy aromas to slow roasts, pies and the Classic Bread-And-Butter pudding.…
Entertainment Reporter. South African dynamic duo, the "Kings of The Weekend", SPHEctacula & DJ Naves, celebrate 10 years in the industry with a new album, "SPHEctacula and DJ Naves –10 Years and Counting", available for pre-order now. The iconic duo mark their illustrious decade in the entertainment industry with a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Joyous Celebration drops their 25th album titled; Still We Rise – Live At The Joburg Theatre. The 16 track album is led by singles Ndezel Uncedo and "The Victory Song" that set the tone for a rapturous experience. Ndenzel Uncedo led by Esethu Mngxuma is taken from…
Entertainment Reporter. Over R1 million has already been donated to pay for the medical bills of Dr Sindi van Zyl, who has been hospitalised with Covid-19. The well-known doctor tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, at the beginning of the year and was admitted to hospital in February after…
Entertainment Reporter. First seasons of The Nevers, The Victim & How To with John Wilson; new season of The Handmaid's Tale THE NEVERS S1 | First on Showmax | Episodes 1 & 2 launch 19 April, with a new episode to follow every Monday The Nevers is a six-part HBO…
Entertainment Reporter. From history to heritage, folk tales to fun, find your reason to visit Robben Island Museum (RIM), especially with 15% discount on all group tickets of three or more for the month of April. The upcoming school holidays are wedged between two iconic commemorative dates on our calendar,…
Entertainment Reporter. Moshe Ndiki surprised his husband Phelo Bala with a birthday bash for the big three zero over the weekend at The Kunene Manor in Midrand, Johannesburg. Taking to social media, in his first post the "Andisafuni" singer thanked his husband and shared how much Moshe made him realise…
Entertainment Reporter. As announced during last month’s Stream On event, Spotify has been working on a new family of personalised playlists: Spotify Mixes. These new personalised playlists were inspired by Daily Mix, an incredibly popular part of the Spotify catalogue, and the most listened-to by Spotify’s existing users. Beginning today,…
Entertainment Reporter. Giving South Africans more sustainable and affordable consumption choices as well as business opportunities, Yaga is the fastest-growing online marketplace for selling and shopping preloved fashion in South Africa. With over 100,000 registered users and 20,000 daily visitors, it has attracted an initial R12 million investment for growth…
Entertainment Reporter. @Gallo Images. After 37 years in the industry, the iconic broadcaster Noxolo Grootboom is set to read the isiXhosa news bulletin for the very last time tonight at 7pm on SABC 1. The legendary anchor inspired a nation through her stellar news reading skills and her iconic signature…
Entertainment Reporter. Pearl Modiadie has left her fans worried after she announced leaving Metro FM by the end of this month. Pearl with be leaving with her co-host Thomas Msengana as they will bid final goodbye on Wednesday. Having hosted the lunchtime show "Lunch with Thomas & Pearl" on weekdays…
Entertainment Reporter. Born in Johannesburg for all of Africa, the new XT range is The Cross Trainer’s private label that targets an eclectic mix of South African youth who share a common love for street fashion and athleisure wear. For decades young people have used fashion for self-expression and have…
Entertainment Reporter. @Facebook. The Queen is getting a shakeup that will see Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo make her debut on the top telenovela. The actress is temporarily replacing Zandile Msutwana who plays Vuyiswa Maake, the detective at Tembisa police station in The Queen. Mzansi Magic broadcaster M-net said Msutwana sustained an injury…
Entertainment Reporter. @Facebook. Veteran news anchor Jeremy Maggs has resigned from eNCA. Maggs has been in the media industry for over 30 years. News24 quoted eNCA’s managing editor, John Bailey that there was nothing more outside of the communique the broadcaster would say at this point. "It’s an employer, employee…
Entertainment Reporter. South Africa, 24 March 2021: Contestants in South Africa’s first ever financial education family game show cited debt as their biggest fear, followed by job loss and income uncertainty, student loans, rising food prices, the inability to save for a child’s education and single parenting expenses. The Sanlam…
Entertainment Reporter. Cape Town-based actor and director Ryan Kruger's first independent full-length film Fried Barry – scheduled for international release in May this year – has already picked up an impressive 22 awards at international film festivals. As a winner of SAMA, MTV and GOEMA Awards, 37-year-old Kruger is widely…
Entertainment Reporter. Composers, songwriters, and performers often face financial challenges because they focus on their art at the cost of financial planning. They, therefore, fail to ensure that whenever their music is played, they get royalties, and then find themselves without a secure source of additional income, says Old Mutual.…
Entertainment Reporter. From 1 to 30 April, Robben Island Museum (RIM), is offering a 15% discount on all group tickets of three or more. Friends, family and everyone in between can now enjoy a fun day out, taking advantage to the remaining late Summer days, as well as the financial…
Entertainment Reporter. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed with costs, actress Connie Ferguson’s appeal on her Connie Men shower gel product outlook against Nivea. Owners of Nivea Beiersdorf had sued Connie in December 2017. Koni is a recent supplier of body care products and…
Entertainment Reporter. Photo Credit: Franziska Krug. Close friends and family of late acting legend Menzi Ngubane have gathered on Thursday to celebrate the life of the revered actor. Menzi died at home on March 13 after a 10-year battle relating to kidney disease and sugar diabetes. In a statement, his…
Entertainment Reporter. After a year of closure due to the Covid-19, The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town announced that it would close permanently with immediate effect. Many performing arts institutions have experienced significant economic setbacks in the past year due to the lockdown regulations and this has resulted in closures…
Entertainment Reporter. Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa is deeply saddened by the passing of Noxolo Maqashalala (44) and Menzi Ngubane (56). Ngubane passed away on Saturday at his Ladysmith home in KwaZulu-Natal after he suffered from a stroke in 2020. Magashalala was found dead at her Honeydew home…
Entertainment Reporter. The 63rd annual Grammy Awards are underway on CBS. Trevor Noah is hosting the ceremony from the Los Angeles Convention Center, just across the street from the award show's usual home at the Staples Center. As with other award shows held during the pandemic, there is no audience…
Entertainment Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Grammy Awards, the highest honours in the music industry, will be handed out at a ceremony on Sunday, broadcast on CBS television and hosted by Trevor Noah. Following is a list of nominations in key categories. ALBUM OF THE YEAR "Chilombo" — Jhené…
Entertainment Reporter. Photo Credit:Drum. Uzalo leading lady Dawn Thandeka King and Rhythm City actor Mduduzi Mabaso will lead the cast of Isibaya’s replacement show DiepCity. It's working name was Diepsloot but it's been changed to DiepCity and it premieres on Monday 5 April at 20h30.It centres round the trials, tribulations…
Entertainment Reporter. Acclaimed South African photojournalists James Oatway and Alon Skuy present their new photographic book [BR]OTHER, published by Jacana Media, in partnership with The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung. More than twelve years have passed since deadly xenophobic attacks swept unexpectedly through South Africa’s townships…
Entertainment Reporter. Pan Macmillan has announced that World English publication rights for We are One, written by Refiloe Moahloli and illustrated by Zinelda McDonald, have been sold to Amazon Crossing Kids, a division of Amazon Publishing. The sale was brokered by The Lennon-Ritchie Agency and the African Literary Agency and…
Entertainment Reporter. Thando Thabethe joins 947 as the presenter of '947 Drive with Thando'. Picture: 947. 947 has on Monday announced that actress and well-known broadcast personality, Thando Thabethe will be joining the team as the official drivetime host of 947 Drive with Thando, weekdays from 3 pm to 7pm.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:CBS. The Duchess of Sussex has said Buckingham Palace could not expect her and Prince Harry to be silent if it was "perpetuating falsehoods about us". In a clip of Oprah Winfrey's interview with the couple, Meghan had been asked how she felt about the palace…
Entertainment Reporter. Photo Credit: KayaFM. Dr Sindi van Zyl is bidding farewell to Kaya FM where she hosted Sidebar with Sindi from 2019. When Dr Sindi returned to Twitter after a hiatus caused by ill health, it was a bittersweet moment for fans as she's bidding farewell to Kaya FM.…
Entertainment Report. On Friday 26 February, Nasty C will appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Together with Ari Lennox, he will perform their collaboration, "Black and White", off his 2020 album, Zulu Man With Some Power. In June 2020, Nasty C performed his socially-conscious song, They Don’t, on Late Night…
Entertainment Reporter. Your "Liked Songs" on Spotify are a collection of you - spanning every genre you've ever enjoyed and each mood you've experienced. Some days, you might be looking to play the entire eclectic mix, while on others, you're searching for a certain feel. Starting today, Spotify is rolling…
Entertainment Reporter. Photo Credit: Michael Kovac. French electronic music band Daft Punk have announced they are splitting up, industry title Variety quoted their publicist as saying on Monday, ending a 28-year collaboration that spawned dance hits including Around the World and One More Time. The group, known for performing while…
Entertainment Reporter. Lesedi FM breakfast host Motseki "Ba2Cada" Leine, is expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Monday morning on fraud charges. He was arrested last month for allegedly submitting false VAT returns worth more than R1, 7 million. The Hawks in the Free State say they have…
Entertainment Reporter. Photo Credit: John Palmer. Reality television celebrity and businesswoman Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West after almost seven years of marriage and months of rumours that their relationship had broken down. Representatives for Los Angeles Superior Court and for the 40-year-old star said on…
Entertainment Reporter. Photo Credit: Alaister Russell. The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) has condemned action by Samro and Trompies member Eugene Mthethwa, who has chained himself to a table at their premises. This after a video of Eugene staging a protest regarding money he believes Samro owes him went…
Entertainment Reporter. African streaming service Showmax has licensed its first international reality TV series format, Temptation Island. The ultimate relationship test, Temptation Island follows four couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest…
Entertainment Reporter. Primedia Broadcasting says it stands by its decision to end its contractual relationship with media heavyweights DJ Fresh and Euphonik. This follows National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) that there was insufficient evidence to pursue a criminal case against the two. Geraint Crwys-Williams, Interim CEO of Primedia Broadcasting said :…
Entertainment Reporter. The SABC remains a leading provider of local content. However, the growing demand for more home-grown programming to cater to varying audiences' tastes across South Africa is driving a shift in the SABC's Television programme offering, particularly its soapies. To add to this, as part of its mandate,…
Entertainment Reporter. The South African State Theatre (SAST) is excited to announce the 2021 Programme of Kucheza Afrika Dance Festival scheduled to take place from 01 to 11 April 2021, both online and LIVE at the theatre. The programme boasts the dance fraternity’s renowned dancers such as Vincent Mantsoe, Lulu…
Entertainment Reporter. Primedia Broadcasting has parted ways with well-known radio personalities Thato 'DJ Fresh' Sikwane and Themba 'Euphonik' Nkosi with immediate effect. In a statement released on Wednesday, Primedia Broadcasting Interim CEO Geraint Crwys-Williams said the decision to terminate their contracts was "made after careful consideration of the events of…
Entertainment Reporter. Skwatta Kamp group member Musawenkosi Molefe, popularly known as Nish, has died. Musa was recently admitted to hospital after testing positive for Covid-19, where he died on Friday afternoon. "Musa was admitted to hospital after being diagnosed with Covid-19 and after a lengthy stay succumbed to the virus."…
Entertainment Report. The Golden Globe nominees had been introduced yesterday, 3 February 2021, celebrating the most effective in TV and movie, as voted by The Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return as hosts when the awards happen on Sunday, 28 February 2021. Listed below are…
Entertainment Reporter. The funeral service for the late Dr Sibongile Khumalo will take place at the Market Theatre on Saturday 6 February. The proceedings will commence at 8 am. Due to the current national lockdown restrictions, only family members and close friends will be allowed at the venue. However, arrangements…
Entertainment Reporter. In modern life, it often happens that men and women have to change roles and for women to takes charge. In Rinél Day’s new music video of her hit single, BREEK DIE MURE AF, which has just been released, she shows in a very light-hearted way that it…
Entertainment Reporter. Seasoned broadcaster Sandile Ngobese popularly known as "KaNqose" has passed away aged 42. The passing of the talented presenter who is best known for anchoring sports on eNCA prime time news was announced by his colleague Nandi Tshabalala. Taking to social media Nandi said: "Rest well, colleague, it…
Entertainment Reporter. Veteran singer Sibongile Khumalo has passed away at the age of 63. The songstress died following a stroke. The internationally revered artist - who was born in Orlando West in Soweto in 1957 - has been lauded as one of the great singing talents of her time, and…
Entertainment Reporter. South Africa's biggest insurer Old Mutual has withdrawn its sponsorship for popular YouTube podcaster MacGyver "MacG" Mukwevho following transphobic comments made in one episode. "Old Mutual has seen the discussion that took place on MacG’s podcast. As a responsible business that fully respects the rights of everyone, we…
Entertainment Reporter. Renowned trombone player, Jonas Gwangwa has died at the age of 83. Born in Orlando East, Soweto, Gwangwa is most well-known for songs such as Morwa and Kgomo. Gwangwa's death falls on the third anniversary of fellow South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela's death and the third anniversary…
Entertainment Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Legendary American TV personality Larry King has died today (January 23) aged 87. The news was revealed on King’s official Twitter account by his representatives, Ora Media. No official cause of death has yet been announced, though King was hospitalised at the start of…
Entertainment Reporter. Sihle Masukela believes that, in order to have the relationships of our dreams, we must commit to working on and investing in our relationships proactively, rather than waiting for issues to creep in. Inspired by this philosophy and realising that almost three months had passed since her and…
Entertainment Reporter. 2020 marked 10 years of SPHEctacula And DJ Naves (Kings Of The Weekend), South Africa’s most loved DJ duo. This milestone was well celebrated with the music they released in 2020 achieving top status. The duo cemented their place on the throne as Kings of the Weekend with…
Entertainment Reporter. The SA National Editors' Forum has encouraged two journalists to open charges of intimidation against Somizi Mhlongo after he "abused" one of them and publicly shared their contact details to his social media followers. As a result of his actions, Sanef said, the reporters and/or their family members…
Entertainment Reporter. The South African arts industry has suffered another blow following the passing of actor Sam Phillips who died at the age of 72. The news was confirmed by his agency Gaenor Artiste Management. It's understood Phillips who graced South African TV screens for decades, died during the early…
Entertainment Reporter. DJ Fresh and DJ Euphonik on Saturday were taken off air on music station 947. The pair reached an agreement with Primedia Broadcasting that they would step down from their roles with immediate effect after rape cases were opened against the two. "947 and Primedia Broadcasting have engaged…
Entertainment Reporter. The Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) will now launch first and exclusive to Showmax rather than 1Magic on 29 January 2021, with new episodes following every Friday. RHOD replaces the Showmax Original reality series Uthando Lodumo, about Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha's traditional and white weddings, which has been…
Staff Reporter. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it, including the way we enjoy, provide and support entertainment. Bandile Mngoma, Sponsorships Manager at Old Mutual, discusses the repercussions for local talent and the music industry. Many of life’s great pleasures, including live entertainment, may never be the…
Entertainment Reporter. South Africa has lost another icon, Wandi Nzimande, the co-founder of famous streetwear and lifestyle brand Loxion Kulca. His death was confirmed by local radio station Kaya FM, where he worked as a DJ. The acting programming manager of the station, Ncebekazi Manzi, said: "It is with great…
Entertainment Reporter. Kwaito, Amapiano and Gqom will for the first time compete as standalone categories at the South African Music Awards (Samas) after years of being consolidated. The award committee announced on Wednesday that it would separate the popular youth music genres amaPiano, Gqom and Kwaito into their own categories…
Entertainment Reporter. Award-winning gospel music star Israel Mosehla has died at the age of 50. Born in Soweto, Mosehla came from a family of worshippers, his mother and father were both preachers and musicians. The family released three albums in the 1980's and as part of the group 'G-Effect' Mosehla…
Entertainment Reporter. The multi-award winning actress Lindiwe Thembekani Ndlovu has passed away according to a statement released by her agency. Her longtime agent Lynne Higgins confirmed the news on Monday evening. According to Higgins the actress died in her sleep this morning. "It is with heavy hearts and unimaginable sadness…
Entertainment Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman has won her case against hip-hop star Nicki Minaj over Chapman's claims that Minaj took her work without permission. According to documents filed in California's federal Central District Court on Thursday, Chapman has accepted Minaj's offer of judgment in the case,…
Entertainment Reporter. After having daily showings over December, Nu Metro Cinemas says that it will again stop showing movies from Monday to Thursday, as it adapts its business operations to lockdown level 3. While there is no requirement under the latest lockdown regulations to cease operations during the week, the…
Entertainment Reporter. American celebrity and funny man Steve Harvey is back to host the second season of the iconic game show Family Feud South Africa and entries are open for brand new contestants! The wildly popular reality series is looking for families of five to enter before the 17th January…
Entertainment Reporter. MOFFIE | Drama film Currently on the longlist for the Golden Globe's Foreign Film category, Moffie won the Film Critics Special Jury Prize at the 2020 Dublin International Film Festival and has a 100% critics rating from Rotten Tomatoes, with Variety raving, "South African auteur Oliver Hermanus makes…
Entertainment Reporter. Image Supplied. South African seasoned chef, Dorah Sithole has died. Apart from being a chef, Sithole was a writer, former editor of True Love, food stylist, recipe developer, a trained Cordon Bleu chef and an author. At this stage, further details about Sithole’s death remains unclear. We would…
Entertainment Reporter. You Tube Screengrab. South Africa is mourning the loss of music legend Kori Moraba. The icon died of Covid-19 complications. Popularly known for his classic wedding song "Tswang-tswang-tswang", Moraba passed away at the Netcare Bougainville Hospital in Pretoria. The 73-year-old musician was hospitalised for two weeks after showing…
Entertainment Reporter. The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has been postponed to 2022 because of the second wave of COVID-19 infections. "Sadly, we find ourselves in the midst of a dreaded second wave of Covid-19 infections, the impact of which, by all accounts, will be felt deep into 2021. It…
Entertainment Reporter. Khuzani Mpungose./Instagram A Maskandi artist has yet again caused an upset and walked away with the top honours in Ukhozi FM’s song of the year contest. Khuzani Mpungose scooped the top spot with almost one million votes cast for his song 'ijele'. Listeners had to choose from 10…
Entertainment Reporter. File Photo. South Africa mourns the death of Limpopo- born seasoned playwright, veteran actor and retired radio broadcaster Mahuma Paul Rapetsoa. His death was confirmed by his son, Matome, on Tuesday evening. "It is with great sadness to announce the passing of our father, brother and colleague Mr…
Entertainment Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin died Tuesday at the age of 98 at a hospital in Neuilly in western Paris, his family told AFP. Cardin was born in Italy in 1922 but emigrated to France as a small child. Cutting his teeth working…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's plea to South Africans on Monday evening in response to the second wave of Covid-19, Joburg Theatre together with the City of Johannesburg entities; Joburg City Parks and Zoo, Metro Bus and City Power called off the Festival of Lights event. The Festival…
Entertainment Reporter. In light of a year that has been filled with uncertainty and fear, the V&A Waterfront will at midnight, the 31st of December shine a beam of hope from the precinct which, on a clear night, will be visible throughout the city and suburbs that have a view…
Entertainment Reporter. Photo Credit: Sifiso Jimta. Legendary actor Babsy Selela – who played uMnu Dhlomo in the popular 1990s comedy series, Sgudi'Snaysi – has died at the age of 56. Selela succumbed to diabetes on Tuesday,22 December. A small cameo role on the TV1 miniseries Shaka Zulu in 1986 spurred…
Entertainment Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Michael Jackson's former Neverland Ranch in California has sold to US billionaire Ron Burkle, his spokesman said Thursday, reportedly at a steeply discounted price of around $22 million. The late "King of Pop" famously converted his sprawling, gated home into a fairytale-themed retreat –…
Entertainment Reporter. With the tremendous success of his latest release, 'El Keya', which received over one million views in a matter of weeks. Algerian artist Rooofa, drops 'Madrassa' his last track of 2020. "Life is a school" says Rooofa. This track is a reminder that success does indeed come from…
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