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Entertainment Reporter. Following the latest announcement by government to relax COVID-19 Lockdown restrictions on indoor gatherings, the South African State Theatre and Ster-Kinekor Theatres (SKT) are excited to announce a revised schedule for theatre productions screening in selected SKT cinemas nationwide. The disruptive collaboration between the entities to exhibit theatre…
Entertainment Reporter. Showmax has just released the first-look trailer for Temptation Island South Africa, premiering on 26 August 2021, with new episodes every Thursday until 4 November 2021. The ultimate relationship test, Temptation Island South Africa — based on the Banijay-owned hit reality format — follows couples at a crossroads…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The funeral of the Legendary Afro Jazz musician Ts’epo ‘Village Pope’ Tshola which was supposed to be on Friday (July,23) this week, has been moved to next week Friday (July 30). This is according to the communique from the family issued which has stated that the late…
Entertainment Reporter. Olympic champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have taken to social media to announce that they are expecting their second child. The couple posted the same picture on their separate social media pages showing Violet wrapped in a traditional long skirt, with a matching tube top and…
Entertainment Reporter. Samro has released a statement urging artists to resubmit their correct banking details, as they are currently sitting with just over R30 million in pending royalties due to the organisation having received incorrect and outdated banking details from its members. "While Samro has the money, it can’t pay…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Ticketprodome. The Ticketpro Dome at Northgate in Gauteng will be closing down, RX Venue Management has announced. RX, which has managed the venue for 20 years, said that venue has been sold by its owners – the Sasol Pension Fund – to a third party that does…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Legendary songwriter and musician Tsepo Tshola has passed away on Thursday. It's understood Tshola was hospitalised at a Lesotho hospital after contracting COVID-19. Stanley Letsela, director of Letsela Entertainment, confirmed that the musician died on Thursday after being admitted to the hospital last Friday. "It is sorrowful…
Entertainment Reporter. In the wake of the ongoing unrest, violence and widespread destruction of property taking place in parts of the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in recent days, the Durban FilmMart has postponed the virtual event that was meant to run from July 16 to 25. The 12th edition…
Entertainment Reporter. Media personality Somizi Mhlongo and street dancer and DJ, Courtnae Paul shine a spotlight on the societal pressures of coming out and life within the LGBTQI+ community, LIVE on Ingram's Skin Sessions on SABC 3's Expresso Morning Show. Ingram's Skin Sessions is a thought-provoking campaign that explores brave…
Entertainment Reporter. @Image Supplied. Award-winning celebrity chef, cookbook author and TV personality Lesego Semenya has died. In a tweet on Monday afternoon, the family revealed that the beloved chef had passed away. He was 39. It is with great pain that I have to share this: Chef Lesego Semenya @LesDaChef…
Entertainment Reporter. Photo Credit: Instagram/ Cedric Fourie. Skeem Saam firebrand Cedric Fourie has announced he will be joining the cast of e.tv’s Durban Gen. Fourie will take on the role of a smoking-hot, heartbreaking surgeon from 12 July 2021. The story of e.tv’s Durban Gen is set in the heart…
Entertainment Reporter. South African group, Hush Male Group are the 2021 winners of the pan-African Old Mutual Amazing Voices crown and will walk away with a massive $ 100 000. After securing 5 Golden Voice wins for best performance throughout the season, Africa chose Hush SA as the winners of…
Entertainment Reporter. The SA Music Awards is pleased to announce this year’s cohort of Lifetime Achievement honourees as decided by the board of the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA). The recipients are Dr Lindelani Mkhize, PJ Powers and Lebo M. Mkhize has come a long way since his days…
Entertainment Reporter. @NMF. MultiChoice Group invested R6 million into much-needed renovations at four rural primary schools to commemorate South Africa’s former statesman Nelson Mandela, fulfilling the needs of his foremost passions – children and education. Called the Madiba Do Up, the project was initiated in 2018 in celebration of Mandela’s…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Uthando Lodumo started streaming first and only on Showmax at midnight last night, with fans staying up to binge the full series before 3am this morning, according to Twitter. The three-part Showmax Original reality series follows Bongekile Simelane and Mandla Maphumulo, better known as gqom superstars Babes…
Entertainment Reporter. MultiChoice is proud to announce the addition of 14 bright, young and talented storytellers to the South African film and television industry after they successfully completed the 2020 MultiChoice Talent Factory South Africa (MTFza) internship programme, despite COVID-19 challenges. The class of 2020 marked their accomplishment at a…
Entertainment Reporter. Samuel L. Jackson Instagram. Actors Samuel L Jackson and Danny Glover, Norwegian actor Liv Ullmann and actor-director Elaine May will receive honorary Oscars ahead of the main 2022 gala, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced. Jackson, May and Ullmann will be given honorary statuettes, while…
Entertainment Reporter. @GettyImages. South African opera star Pretty Yende accused French customs agents of treating her with "outrageous racial discrimination" at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport, a claim strongly contested by police and airport sources. "Police brutality is real for someone who looks like me," the soprano, who is black,…
Entertainment Reporter. Phemelo Motene is joining Kaya 959 in July. Point of View with Phemelo Motene will delve into the day’s current affairs, touch on real issues and share expert advice on the audience’s everyday questions. It will take place between 8pm and 10pm Mondays to Thursdays. Motene’s career spans…
Entertainment Reporter. The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF), in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, has launched a €4m funding programme geared towards supporting creatives in Southern Africa. Operating under the banner; ACP-EU Culture Programme (Southern Africa) - Sound Connects Fund, the initiative is made possible with funding from the ACP-EU Culture…
Entertainment Reporter. The South African entertainment industry is mourning the death of actor Luzuko Nteleko, whose death was announced by his sister Nomsa Nteleko in the early hours of Tuesday morning. "How do we even begin Ndlovu …Dear God #RIPLuzukoNteleko," said Nomsa on Twitter. How do we even begin Ndlovu…
Staff Reporter. Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett welcomes twins @UsainBolt. Sprinter Usain Bolt has had twin boys, named Thunder Bolt and Saint Leo Bolt. Bolt, 34, announced the news on Instagram on Father's Day, with a lightning bolt emoji next to each of his children's names. The Olympic champion posted…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Creators from Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt will bring their unique visions to audiences around the world with "Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire", a Disney+ Original ten-part collection of premium original films set to premiere exclusively on Disney+ in late 2022. This animated anthology brings…
Entertainment Reporter. @GalloImages. Imagine a career opportunity where you could interview celebrities and artists and be at the heart of learning about the South African music and entertainment industry? Sofnfree is offering a backstage pass opportunity to one aspiring video journalist who wants to learn more about the media industry,…
Entertainment Reporter. In its ritual commemoration of the Youth Month, the South African State Theatre (SAST) is presenting the 2021 edition of the annual Youth Expressions Festival (YEF) from 16 to 30 June. The instalment will converge under the national government’s Youth Day and Youth Month theme: "The Year of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Showmax has released the first-look trailer for Uthando Lodumo, which follows Bongekile Simelane and Mandla Maphumulo, better known as gqom superstars Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha, in the build-up to their traditional wedding. "We're an open book in the way we live our lives," says Babes in the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Broadcaster Robert Marawa has revealed that he battled Covid-19 for three weeks. Marawa has been off air for several weeks but his recovery has been so encouraging that he could be back on radio on Monday to present his Marawa Sport Worldwide, which is simulcast on both…
Entertainment Reporter. Shaleen Surtie Richards/ Facebook @Shaleen Surtie Richards. After it was confirmed that Shaleen Surtie-Richards passed away on Monday 7 June 2021, tributes began to pour in for the actress from various people who met her. Surtie-Richards been granted a Category 2 Special Provincial Funeral. Surtie-Richards is probably best…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Lucinda Riley, Global No.1 Bestselling Author, known especially for the international phenomenon of the Seven Sisters series, has died, it was announced today.The global publishing community who have worked with Lucinda over the last decade of her career have joined in an outpouring of shared grief and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Shaleen Surtie Richards/ Facebook @Shaleen Surtie Richards. Veteran South African actress Shalene Surtie-Richards has died at the age of 66. She died at a guest house in Cape Town. She was in the city shooting scenes for the series Arendsvlei. Artscape theatre CEO, Marlene le Roux, said…
Entertainment Reporter. Veteran actor MacDonald Ndodana Mathunjwa has died. Mathunjwa was best known for his role as Vusi in Home Affairs and Rev Phiri in Bone of Bones died in the early hours of Monday morning. He was also part of other productions such as Generations, Intsika, Soul City and…
Entertainment Reporter. @GalloImages. For the first time in the history of the SAMA, the public is invited to vote for the Artist of the Year, a new category introduced in SAMA27. The Artist of the Year honours the musician, group or band that entertained the public in the past year…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The funeral service of Trompies member Mojalefa Emmanuel 'Mjokes' Matsane is underway in Soweto on Saturday. Matsane passed away after he was involved in a car accident in the early hours of Sunday, 23 May 2021. The statement from Kalawa Jazmee Recording, where he was co-director, said…
Entertainment Reporter. The Ditsong Museums of South Africa in collaboration with Concerts SA bring you an exciting musical line up at their first Jazz Concert taking place at the picturesque Pioneer Museum on Keuning Street, Silverton, Tshwane, close to Mamelodi, on 30 May 2021. The collaboration seeks to create a…
Entertainment Reporter. Africa Day commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity, and it's coming up this Tuesday, 25 May 2021. While pan-African travel remains a distant dream for now, it's never been easier to explore our beautiful continent, thanks to Showmax's catalogue of record-breaking and award-winning local content.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. Legendary kwaito group Trompies is mourning the death of Emmanuel Mojalefa Matsane, popularly known as Mjokes, who died in a car accident in the early hours of Sunday morning. Mjokes was Kalawa Jazmee’s co-director and the fifth member of Trompies. According to a statement from…
Entertainment Reporter. @FranziskaKrug. The South African Film and Television Awards concluded a two-night ceremony with a live, virtual event featuring actors and actresses accepting their accolades with video messages. This year’s awards reflects many changes in the film and TV industry including wins for streaming services and growing genres in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In a visibly difficult interview, Kiernan "AKA" Forbes sat down to answer tough questions posed by independent journalist Thembikile Mrototo. Although he said that the series of events were "blurry", Forbes said the day before his fiancee Anele Nelli Tembe’s death was "a great day". "We went…
Entertainment Reporter. The 15th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), taking place on Saturday night, will kick off with the broadcasting of a live, virtual red carpet event. The awards, to be hosted by will be hosted by actress Dineo Langa, SABC3 Expresso talk show’s Graeme Richard and…
Entertainment Reporter. @GalloImages. Well loved for bringing great hair days to millions of women worldwide, Sofnfree has announced its sponsorship of the Female Artist of the Year Award at the 2021 South African Music Awards (SAMAs). This year’s event takes place virtually on 26 June 2021, themed Reinvent. Redefine. Reimagine.…
Entertainment Reporter. The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) invites all music creators operating in South Africa to participate in the recently launched nationwide Revenue Streams for African Musicians (RSFAM) project. A multifaceted initiative aimed at guiding African music professionals to earn more income from their works, the project has three…
Entertainment Reporter. Kabza De Small. Picture: Supplied. Amapiano star Kabza De Small walked away with six nominations at the 27th edition of South African Music Awards (SAMAs) that were announced on Wednesday evening. His album I Am the King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust got the Album of the Year,…
Entertainment Reporter. Entrepreneurial filmmaker and storyteller Charlie Vundla's film "Hotele Lerallaneng" Premieres at 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) Entrepreneurial filmmaker and storyteller Charlie Vundla's latest film HOTELE LERALLANENG has landed him an Official Selection invitation to the 50th edition of the INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM (IFFR). HOTELE LERALLANENG is…
Entertainment Reporter. Miss Mexico was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday in Florida, after fellow contestant Miss Myanmar used her stage time to draw attention to the bloody military coup in her country. Sunday night marked the Miss Universe competition's return to television, after the pageant was cancelled in 2020 for…
Entertainment Reporter. The South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) have removed Katlego Maboe from the list of nominees for Best TV Presenter following public outcry over abuse allegations hanging over him. Maboe was nominated for public-voted category Best TV Presenter against Devi Sankaree Govender, Dineo Ranaka, Palesa Tembe, Katchie…
Staff Reporter. Rapper Kiernan "AKA" Forbes has U-turned on his decision to return to the spotlight, announcing his withdrawal from the Huawei Joburg Day line-up and public appearances in general. In a statement shared by AKA's management team, The T Effect, the rapper said he would not be performing at…
Entertainment Reporter. The second season of the Old Mutual Amazing Voices competition spotlights not only Africa’s great musical talent, but also our continent’s tenacity and resourcefulness. Kicking off with a promising start for the pan African music competition we are inspired by the captivating stories and experiences we are hearing…
Entertainment Reporter. Image Supplied. MTV Base and YouTube have announced the return of the Africa Day Concert which will be hosted by Idris Elba this Africa Day, May 25. The inaugural Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home in 2020 brought African and global superstars together to celebrate Africa Day, and…
Entertainment Reporter. @Image via MLA. Legendary actor Vusi Kunene is leaving Generations: The Legacy. And after a riveting five years of acting excellence, Kunene’s villainous character will be leaving the show in a thrilling exit on the 12th of May. His plans include pursuing other projects. Speaking about his character,…
Entertainment Reporter. @BrandSA. "We must celebrate the heritage of Afro hair, and encourage young girls to embrace their hair and be proud of their natural beauty!" Having lived a courageous and sometimes difficult journey in relation to her own hair, author and activist Zulaikha Patel has written the children’s book,…
Entertainment Reporter. Rapper Kiernan "AKA" Forbes has taken to social media to distance himself from a "narrative" that himself and his deceased fiancée Anele "Nelli" Tembe had a troublesome relationship. Tembe apparently fell from the 10th floor of the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town in April in what has…
Entertainment Reporter. Family Feud South Africa initially launched on Sunday, 5th of April 2020 during the national South African COVID-19 lockdown and entertained the entire family every Sunday at 6 pm over 26-Episodes. The Family Feud format was an instant success and was the number one watched show in South…
Entertainment Reporter. This is a final reminder for the submission of nominations for the 16th South African Literary Awards. The closing date is in two days' time: 24H00, midnight on 7th May 2021. Until this time, nominations may still be submitted through our online submissions platform on www.sala.org.za. Responses to…
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…
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