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Photo Credit:Facebook. South African veteran actress, Elize Cawood has died after a battle with lung cancer. Cawood died this morning around 09:19, her daughter Jenna Dunster posted on Facebook. In a statement posted to Facebook Dunster said, "Elize Dunster (nee Cawood) passed this morning at 09.19. She was diagnosed with…
Image Supplied. We're in the golden age of reality TV in South Africa right now. Of the 10 most-streamed local series on Showmax in 2019, four were reality shows: The Real Housewives of Johannesburg, Being Bonang, The Bachelor SA and Boer Soek 'n Vrou. And when Somizi & Mohale: The…
Photo Credit:Metrofm. The Recording Industry of South African (RiSA) is proud to announce the appointment of Lesley Mofokeng as the spokesperson for the SA Music Awards (SAMA26) with immediate effect. Mofokeng is a renowned former entertainment journalist and editor who worked for the Sunday Times, City Press and Sowetan newspapers…
File Photo. South African disco queen, Patricia Majalisa, has died this week at the age of 53. Patricia was often referred to as the ’80s disco music queen and sadly she died yesterday morning at Helen Joseph Hospital, Joburg, after a short illness. Most recently, She collaborated with the South…
Image Supplied. Accomplished cellist, Dr Thokozani Mhlambi, is set to host a free international concert later this month, live from Paris, celebrating an African legacy. The 35-year-old KZN-born composer and cellist, who is currently based in Paris, is set to showcase Indlela ebheke e-Azania on 23 July – his latest…
Photo Credit:Evan Agostini. Global icon, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, mother, daughter, sister, storyteller, and artist Mariah Carey finally tells the unfiltered story of her life in a way only she could in her upcoming memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey written with Michaela Angela Davis for Andy Cohen Books,…
There’s an extra dose of glitz and glamour in Family Feud this week when host Steve Harvey welcomes celebrities from Scandal and Rhythm City. Each team is hoping to win the jackpot for their charity. Tune in to e.tv this Sunday 12th July at 6pm to watch your stars turn…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The South African Music Awards (SAMA) are going to take place this year, this time around abandoning the Sun City Superbowl and switching to a virtual stage. The Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) has announced that the 26th annual South African Music Awards will be streamed…
Award-winning rapper AKA in action. Image via Twitter @akaworldwide. Some of Africa's biggest musical talents, including local award-winning artists AKA, K.O and Holly Rey, have collaborated with HUAWEI Music to each launch curated playlists, which are currently available on the music streaming service platform. In addition to fans accessing these…
The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has provided much-needed support to over 2 000 practitioners in the creative industry. The department has a R150-million relief fund to assist artists, athletes, technical personnel and the core ecosystem of the sector, whose gigs were cancelled due to the COVID-19 induced shutdown.…
Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. Veteran playwright Welcome Msomi has died at the age of 76. Msomi was born in Durban in 1943. He wrote his first book at the age of 15 and went on to make his name in Zulu literature as well as South African theatre. He founded the…
Veteran actress Mary Twala who received the Order of Ikhamanga from President Cyril Ramaphosa has died. Photo: via Twitter/@PresidencyZA. Veteran South African actor Mary Twala has died at the age of age 80. Details around Twala’s death are still unclear, but news of her passing was revealed by her son,…
Imbewu on e.tv is the latest primetime series on South African television to shut down due to a positive case of Covid-19. "e.tv can confirm that a positive case of Covid-19 has been recorded on the late prime weekday show Imbewu. The KwaZulu-Natal local production premises have shut down, and…
Image Supplied. Old Mutual’s new television commercial personifies what it takes for a brand to remain relevant for over 175 years. Central to the passage-of-time commercial is the core value of caring and protecting what is important, which is what defines the brand purpose of enabling positive futures. The advert…
Publication delayed to include the judgement in the case. ‘Look what the fucking dogs did to them, someone muttered. No one mentioned the rope, or the monkey-wrench, or the gun, or the knife, or the stick, or the whip, or the blood-stained boots. In fact, no one said much at…
BlacKkKlansman. How To Train Your Dragon 3. The Secret Life of Pets 2. Yesterday. Time Freak. BLACKKKLANSMAN BlacKkKlansman tells the bizarre true story of Ron Stallworth, Colorado Springs' first African-American detective, who attempts to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s... with the help of a Jewish stand-in.…
Winning the 2020 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for the Visual Arts marks a significant point in Blessing Ngobeni’s career. The prestigious award has been bestowed on him at a point in time when reflection plays a pivotal role in developing meaning, both in his personal and artistic journey. Since…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. In honour of Black Music Month, Spotify is globally celebrating Black artists, creatives and activists of today and yesterday with a series of new playlists, guest-curated playlist takeovers, podcast playlists and more. With 286 million users globally, Spotify will use the power of its platform to amplify…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. As a result of the global pandemic, the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony has been pushed back from Feb. 28 to April 25, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and its Oscars broadcasting partner ABC announced. The Academy Awards were due to take place on 28…
Following the gradual ease of the COVID-19 lockdown into Level 3, by the government, SAMRO has announced that its offices will re-open for Member consultations on Monday, 22 June 2020,operating hours will be between 08H30 to 15H00.As part of the preparation to re-open the offices, COVID-19 health and safety measures…
Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung’s September 2019 traditional wedding in Kibler Park, Johannesburg. Photo Credit: Austin Malema. June is Pride Month, a celebration of all things LGBTIAQ+. One area where there's lots to celebrate is film and TV: this year alone, Somizi & Mohale: The Union broke records on Showmax;…
Rafiki, winner of 16 international awards, is now streaming first on Showmax, just in time for Pride Month. "Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena (Samantha Mugatsia, who won Best Actress at Carthage 2018 and FESPACO 2019 for the role) and Ziki (Sheila Munyiva) long for something more.…
Photo Credit:702. Popular Radio 702 host Eusebius McKaiser has resigned from the station. The mid-morning show presenter is said to be leaving on June 26, after he opted not to renew his contract with Primedia. It was announced today that Clement Manyathela would move from the Midday Report, taking up…
With only five contestants allowed per team, it must have been a tough call for Durban’s Goba family to decide who was in and who was out. With three engineers on their team, the Goba’s looked strong but do the Stoffels from Cape Town have other winning aces up their…
Pan Macmillan South Africa is delighted to announce that Angela Makholwa's fourth novel, The Blessed Girl,published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury, has been short-listed for the Comedy Women in Print Prize. The brainchild of award-winning comedian Helen Lederer, Comedy Women in Print (CWIP) launched in 2018 to celebrate and…
The British Academy has spoken, releasing the nominees for their annual BAFTA TV Awards. Here are 13 you can stream this weekend on Showmax and DStv Now: CHERNOBYL (HBO) Storyline: Chernobyl dramatises the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and of the…
The urgent and extensive nature of COVID-19 has ambushed each and every nation around the world to varying extents, in what has proved to be both a collective, yet simultaneously isolating, experience. No one is immune. South Africa is no exception, as the pain of saving lives and sustaining livelihoods…
File Photo. The Princess of Africa, Yvonne Chaka Chaka has been elected Vice President of CISAC – the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers. CISAC represents more than 230 authors societies in over 120 countries. Through this community, CISAC supports the global network of collective management of rights.…
1st seasons of Betty, Devils, Miracle Workers, Motherland: Fort Salem, Run, The Outsider & The Plot Against America.DEVILS S1 | First on Showmax | Binge now Golden Globe nominee Patrick Dempsey (McDreamy in Grey's Anatomy) and Alessandro Borghi (Suburra), who's won acting awards at Venice and Berlin, co-star in this…
When the multi-talented Modiselle family and hilarious Goliath families join host Steve Harvey this week, they may be vying for the jackpot, but the real winners will be their charities of choice. The Modiselle family participated, and gratefully committed to giving all their winnings to the Ikholwa Hope For Our…
FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS & SHAW Three words: Johnson. Statham. Elba. The only thing more satisfying than watching Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham whup each other's asses is watching them team up to whup someone else's. In Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, two sworn enemies - Diplomatic Security Service…
Image Supplied. Today Spotify is excited to announce that South African rapper Willy Cardiac is the second artist to join RADAR – Spotify’s global emerging artists program featuring artists from over 50 markets worldwide. RADAR is Spotify’s commitment to emerging artists across all stages of their career development. This announcement…
When Jo’burg’s Chauluka family perform their war cry for Mr Harvey in this week’s episode of Family Feud it falls spectacularly flat. The host gives them another chance but is still left speechless and suggests the family ‘stick to their day jobs’. Mr. Harvey is further entertained when ballroom dancing…
File Photo. Renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli said he had caught the novel coronavirus but was now recovered, describing the experience as "a nightmare". Bocelli, who has been blind since age 12, raised spirits in Italy during the pandemic, which has killed nearly 33,000 people, by singing alone in Milan's…
Image Supplied. The borders are closed, but that doesn't mean you can't explore your continent this Africa Day, thanks to this starter guide to classic African films on Showmax. BOTSWANA: A United Kingdom (2016) The year before South Africa formalised Apartheid in 1948, King Seretse Khama (two-time Golden Globe nominee…
In celebration of Africa Day, ViacomCBS Networks Africa and YouTube in partnership with Idris Elba are hosting an “Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home”. This special programming will raise funds to support food and health needs for children and families in Africa affected by the COVID-19. Watch Live:Africa Day Concert.…
Gomora, How To Steal A Country, (Sh)e, Loving Thokoza, The Beautiful People, Kings of Mulberry Street. GOMORA | Binge the first 20 episodes; new episodes at 8pm on weekdays from 25 May Last month Gomora dethroned The Queen as the most-watched show on DStv, with over 2.5m viewers for a…
This week Steve Harvey has his hands full with the feuding families from Egoli and eThekwini. He is taken by surprise by having not one, but two headmistresses in the Jacobs family - both of whom love riding motorbikes. But does their need for speed enable them to escape the…
The dynamic transition to online marketing and sales, coupled with a strategic international technology partnership with Invaluable.com and – most importantly – the heartening support from its loyal clients,enabled Strauss & Co to achieve solid turnover in its maiden virtual auction. Held over two days in full compliance with national…
Photo Credit: Shutterstock. Rock and Roll legend Little Richard died in his Nashville home on Saturday at the age of 87, according to Rolling Stone. His son, Danny Penniman, confirmed the news to the magazine. Richard was born on December 5, 1932 in Macon, Georgia and rose to fame in…
RUN S1 | First on Showmax | New episodes every Monday 17 years ago, college sweethearts Ruby and Billy made a pact: if either of them ever texted the word "RUN" and the other replied with the same, they would drop everything, board the first train after 5pm out of…
Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung’s September 2019 traditional wedding in Kibler Park, Johannesburg. Photo Credit: Austin Malema. MultiChoice is giving a free month-long upgrade to all DStv Compact subscribers to the next higher bouquet because of the Covid-19 lockdown situation in South Africa. Until 29 May DStv Compact subscribers in…
A golden horn award | Image: Instagram. In an unprecedented fashion, the South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs) ceremony was held on social media platforms across Twitter, Facebook and YouTube in an effort to celebrate and honour the South African film and television industry during the nationwide lockdown. Hosted…
A majority of creatives, who applied to the R150 million COVID-19 Relief Fund established for the creative and sports sectors, have failed to meet the requirements. “We are concerned that the largest number of those not recommended are artists, who are seemingly in greater need of relief,” the Minister of…
Pretty (far left) with Mam’Sonto and Thathi,Photo Credit: Mzansi Magic. Acting Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Jackson Mthembu, has signed and gazetted directions on the Risk-Adjusted Strategy for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. The gazetted directions allow, among others, electronic communication services and network services, advertising agencies, film…
The world is facing a medical emergency far graver than what we have experienced in over a century. The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic. South Africa’s prompt response to COVID19 is expected to have a long-running effect on the creative industries, specifically the…
Lockdown shouldn’t mean locking down talent, so while our streets might be off-limits that’s not stopping the V&A Waterfront’s buskers from entertaining you. This Friday the V&A is inviting its fans to tune into its Good Night Friday Buskers Unplugged online concert this Friday, 1 May from 7pm. From their…
Image Courtesy of Unsplash. Four months into 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life as we knew it – from our personal health and societal norms to the global economy. Self-isolation, coupled with a constant barrage of mostly bad news about the disease and its impact, is driving intense…
BAD EDUCATION | Drama Bad Education is based on the real-life scandal that went down at writer Mike Makowsky's high school, where a student journalist uncovered the single largest public school embezzlement scheme in America's history. The movie follows Frank Tassone (Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman) and Pam Gluckin (Oscar winner…
In the fifth episode of Family Feud, which airs on e.tv this Sunday 3rd of May, radio personalities add a huge dose of entertainment while raising funds for their charities. When 947 and Kaya FM meet on set this week, they will be pitting themselves against each other in a…
Getty Images. Kanye West is officially a billionaire, according to Forbes. The magazine said the rapper and fashion designer, who has long coveted the status, gave it a glimpse into his personal finances, which led it to value his net worth at $1.3bn (£1.04bn). Forbes officially declared West a billionaire…
Gallo Images. South African celebrities haven’t missed a step as they have gone from starting their own foundations to donating to those in need or perform live on their social media platforms to raise funds. Black Coffee is one of the most recent celebs to share how South Africans have…
Image Supplied. Meet Ilana Slomowitz. She is pure light and energy bundled into an experienced, powerhouse package. Since 2005, Ilana has led group exercise classes at Virgin Active – and she has no intention of slowing down, even at the age of 79. Ilana teaches Stretch, Barre, Dance, Pilates and…
The Guptagate documentary How To Steal A Country is now streaming first on Showmax, just in time for the Freedom Day long weekend, with early reviews calling it "An excellent documentary, one of the best ever made in our country" (Leon van Nierop in Rapport); "Nothing short of remarkable... the…
In this Nov. 22, 2009 file photo, Whitney Houston performs at the 37th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles. A feature film about Houston’s life is in the works from Anthony McCarten, the screenwriter of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The biopic is being shepherded by the Whitney Houston Estate, music producer…
Lupita Nyong'o, Sho Madjozi, Cassper Nyovest, Black Coffee and more are all set to appear in Global Citizen's upcoming 'One World: Together at Home' concert. Global Citizen has recently announced the updated line-up for their upcoming "One World: Together at home" concert which is being hosted in collaboration with Lady…
Winners of The Radio Awards 2020 were celebrated in an online awards ceremony hosted by popular comedian Loyiso Madinga on Friday 17 April 2020. The Radio Awards, now in its tenth year, is the leading recognition platform for celebrating outstanding talent in the South African radio industry. This year’s Station…
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have donate R2 million to charity amid Covid-19 crisis. Before Harry and Meghan stepped down from their roles as senior royals, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shifted their focus to sharing resources and information about the coronavirus. According to People, the couple donated…
One of the Castle Lite Unlocks concerts. Image supplied. Africa’s biggest premium beer brand, Castle Lite is happy to inform consumers that the brand is still Unlocking Cardi B as the international headliner at this year’s Castle Lite Unlocks experience. The announcement was made by renowned media personality and connoisseur…
Image Supplied. Africa’s biggest premium beer brand, Castle Lite,has announced that the 2020 Castle Lite Unlocks scheduled for the 12th of June 2020 at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa has been postponed. “We share the disappointment of our fans during this time of uncertainty, however, as a brand…
Image: Supplied. The 2020 Vodacom Durban July has been rescheduled to 25 July. The event, which attracts thousands of punters, fashionistas and a fair dose of celebrities, was scheduled to take place at the Greyville Racecourse on July 4. The horseracing event which takes place annually has been pushed back…
Image Supplied. It has been roughly a month since the first confirmed South African COVID-19 case and two weeks into the country's first lockdown. This has shifted the way we live: breadwinners are not able to provide like they used to and the luxury of readily open stores has been…
Image Supplied. Advertising Week (AW), the world's largest annual gathering of brand, creative, entertainment, marketing, media and technology industry leaders has announced that the maiden edition of Advertising Week Africa (AWAFRICA) will shift forward because of the rapidly developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. Advertising Week Africa's Executive Director, Tosin Lanipekun…
Image Courtesy of AP. Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performed a solo Easter concert from an empty Milan Cathedral streamed live to millions of people around the world in coronavirus lockdown. The 'Music for Hope' performance, which was streamed on YouTube from Milan's Duomo cathedral, has been watched more than 25…
Getty Images. Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has recovered from coronavirus and has been released from isolation. The report was confirmed by Weinstein spokesman Juda Engelmayer, who said: “As of now, it’s been 14 days since reports of concern from people inside the prison, and he has no symptoms and…
Award-winning entertainer and host of Family Feud Africa, Steve Harvey expressed his excitement at the imminent debut of Family Feud in South Africa and the humbling journey he has taken to reach this point. Harvey has visited South Africa a few times over the years and will be spending more…
This year, with South Africans not able to leave their homes for their annual Easter holiday, pilgrimage or entertainment destinations due to Covid-19, MTN is offering a range of digital services aimed at bringing customer’s closer to their passions, whilst keeping them connected and entertained. Free Easter Lockdown Celebration Mzansi…
Charles Maja plays, the role of Big Boy on Skeem Saam, died after suffering a stroke. Image: SABC. Skeem Saam actor Charles "Big Boy" Maja, has passed away,just a few days after the industry also lost another industry legend, former Jam Alley presenter Vinolia ‘V-Mash’ Mashego. . This was according…
R. Kelly in court. Getty Images. Singer R. Kelly was denied bail earlier this week. His lawyers had requested that he be released from jail in New York due to the coronavirus outbreak. In her reasoning, U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly in the Eastern District of New York said: "While…
Vinolia Mashego - Picture: Vinolia Mashego Fanpage Facebook. Former Jam Alley TV presenter Vinolia Mashego has passed away. Mashego popularly knows as V-Mash was currently a host of Bheka Sik’bambile on Moja Love. The family said Mashego passed away in her sleep. V-Mash, as Mashego was affectionately known, was a…
Image:Showmax. South African animation film Zog has won the International Emmy for Best Kids Animation. The 27-minute short film which centres on Zog, a clumsy dragon, was animated in Cape Town by Triggerfish and produced by Magic Light Pictures. "This is some very welcome good news at a challenging time,"…
Image:WVVA. Legendary singer-songwriter Bill Withers, famous for hits such as Lean On Me and Ain't No Sunshine, has died. He was 81. Born in 1938, Withers was the youngest of six children. His father died when he was a child and he was raised by his mother and grandmother. His…
American singing group, Boyz II Men, were scheduled to perform in South Africa on a nationwide tour but had to reschedule due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The event organiser Glen21 Entertainment together with the musicians have confirmed that their South African tour will be postponed until March 2021.…
Metro FM will introduce its 2020 line-up on Wednesday. 2019 saw Metro FM deliver its highest audience figures in four years, and the station plans to maintain the current line-up with a few minor additions. "The Morning Flava" hosted by Mo Flava (Moeti Tsiki) and the MOP team, will continue…
Image:GCIS. The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) has finalised the process to identify beneficiaries of a R150 million relief fund, set up to assist artists and athletes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The criteria for accessing this support, the identification of beneficiaries and the mechanism through…
Grace Bible Church's Bishop Mosa Sono. Livestream of Grace Bible Church for Sunday 3/29/2020. Courtesy of Grace Bible Church.
The South African Music Awards have announced that this year’s ceremony will be postponed. “The premier awards event that honours local music talent has taken cue from the announcements by the State President Cyril Ramaphosa brought upon by the Covid-19 pandemic,” the award show organisers said in a statement. “New…
Lionel Richie and the late Kenny Rogers. Picture: Lionel Richie/Facebook. Lionel Richie has posted an emotional tribute to Kenny Rogers on social media. The 70-year-old musician has taken to his Instagram account to pay a heartfelt tribute to the late star, who passed away on Friday (03.20.20) of natural causes…
Image@ChakaKhan. Today is Chaka Khan’s birthday,She was born Yvette Marie Stevens,on March 23, 1953, in Great Lakes, Illinois, singer Chaka Khan achieved great success as part of the soul-funk band Rufus, delivering hits like "Tell Me Something Good," "Sweet Thing" and "Hollywood." She embarked on a solo career in the…
Image Supplied. On a morose Tuesday morning with news diary schedules beginning to be stymied by the advent of Covid-19 and whilst striving to keep spirits reasonably motivated, I was just settling onto a comfortable couch and pick up on my current read, Hearing Grasshoppers Jump – Pick ‘n Pay…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey has denied reports that her posh Florida estate had been raided by law enforcement and she had been arrested for sex trafficking. Winfrey decided to send out a tweet in order to dispel the bogus reports that propelled her name to trend on…
Photo Credit: Randshow.co.za. The annual Rand Show event has been postponed following the outbreak of the coronavirus. The organisers of the Rand Show said their decision to postpone the event comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa's declaration the National State of Disaster following an increase of South Africans who tested positive…
With the 2020 harvest in full swing, the winemaking team at Kleine Zalze wine estate received very welcome news and recognition for their painstaking efforts. Mundus Vini ­ one of the foremost wine competitions in Germany and with broad global recognition ­ has selected Kleine Zalze as 'Best Producer: South…
Gold Reef City, SA’s most loved local entertainment spot, will be humming over the Easter period! Why not join in on the fun? Call your friends and family and make a day of it – that’s what memories are made of. The Easter bunny is real at Gold Reef City…
The National Film & Video Foundation have announced that the 2020 SAFTA awards ceremony will not go ahead as planned. “In light of the announcement made by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Government’s strict actions in response to the COVID19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, the National Film and Video Foundation would like…
Minnie Dlamini hosted this year’s DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards. Amapiano superstar Kabza De Small won big at the DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards,He walked away with the Favourite DJ and Favourite Rising star awards but He missed the ceremony and thanked fans for their support in a video message…
The 5th annual Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Awards: Book, Creative Collection and Digital Contribution 2020 ceremony was held last night, at The Square in Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg, where leading HSS scholars and academics congregated to honour and celebrate outstanding contributions to the humanities and social sciences by academics, curators…
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has been postponed. The organisers made the announcement via Twitter after initially making plans to go ahead with the festival despite coronavirus fears. "In light of growing concerns around the spread of Coronavirus, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival management regrets to inform the…
Image: Cedric Nzaka. Amstel Lager continued its 150-year timeless journey, revealing its latest TV commercial in Maboneng, Johannesburg. Inspired by diverse South African cultures, the commercial is an expression of Amstel Lager’s core values of “Timeless Taste”, with a beer enjoyed in various social settings with friends. The AD opens…
South African families are preparing to take each other on as the widely popular international television game show FAMILY FEUD makes its local South African debut on Sunday 5th April at 6pm on e.tv. Hosted by award-winning entertainer, businessman and philanthropist STEVE HARVEY, who has been hosting the American version…
Image: Getty Images. The disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. He was found guilty in a trial last month, a dramatic fall from grace for one of Hollywood's most powerful figures. His lawyers had appealed for leniency, saying…
@PabiMoloi. Radio personality Pabi Moloi has admitted that she was arrested for drinking and driving. She was arrested in Midrand last Thursday and released on R1,000 bail on the Friday morning. She later took to social media to apologise for her behaviour. In a post on Twitter, Moloi said she…
Joburg audiences are in for a treat this April, with UJ Arts & Culture’s first-ever UJ Weekend of Stand-up, set to take place at the UJ Arts Centre on the Kingsway Campus in Auckland Park. A division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA), UJ Arts & Culture…
One of South Africa’s instantly recognizable household names, Chappies, invited the media corps for a fun-filled launch of its new cola flavour bubble gum at Chaf Pozi, under the iconic Soweto Towers,on a Tuesday lunchtime. The brand which has been a part of childhood memories throughout any citizen’s lifetime, yet…
Singer Sjava has been pulled out from the lineup of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. He was billed to perform at the festival on the 28th of March,He has since been removed due to the serious rape allegations that were levelled against him. In a statement, organizers of the…
One button at a time, one bra strap at a time... with those lyrics, Karabo makes temperatures rise courtesy of his newest single Khumula. The title means ‘take off your clothes’, and the smooth crooner makes a convincing case for women to drop everything off. The provocative and racy track…
Makgotso Bogatsu has the plug. At a time when the pursuit for success requires the sage advices, guidance and tutelage of a life coach, Bogatsu breaks out as one of the newest faces and voices to look out for. Armed with a unique flavour and panache, Bogatsu is a life…
Last Easter, Cadbury painted South Africa purple when they launched their much-anticipated Easter range; Cadbury Fluffies (chocolate covered Mallow Eggs) and two Hollow Eggs (one filled with Whispers and the other Astros), which was loved by South Africans. This year, Cadbury is excited to announce that the Easter Range is…
The richest motorsport and lifestyle event in Africa is at the Emerald Resort and Casino in Vanderbijlpark, from 28 February to 1 March 2020. Gear up, get your race face on, position your seat, visualise the racetrack because the green flag is about to drop and the race is ON!Catering…
Image: Facebook - Smokey Robinson. Smokey Robinson’s story goes hand in hand with the tale of soul music’s most influential record company: Motown. Both were born and bred in Detroit, the "Motor City". Robinson was the company’s main songwriter and producer, and a star, from its beginning in 1959. When…
With an ethos of creative collaboration, powerful partnerships and interdisciplinary synergies at its heART, UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg, brings home a programme that celebrates what matters most to them. Diverse and rich in depth, the…
The winner of the 9th Sol Plaatje Poetry Award was announced in Cape Town last night. Zukiswa Adonis won the award for her poem 'Ubumama'. Zukiswa Muriel Adonis loves art, the theatre, travelling and window shopping. She spends most of her free time going to flea markets, watching cultural dance…
THE ASIAN ASPIRATION Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia By Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hailemariam Desalegn and Emily van der Merwe. In 1960, the GDP per capita in South East Asian countries was nearly half of that of Africa. By 1986, the gap had closed and today the trend…
Inspired by the tropical exotica of 1950s' island-style cocktail bars, this gin features a rummy molasses base and is distilled with real pineapple, tonka bean and a host of tropical spices. Classic London Dry ingredients such as juniper, lemon peel, coriander and angelica root make sure it is very much…
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL THE WESTCLIFF has elevated itself as a Johannesburg hotspot for premier events. This iconic hotel has created an exciting curated arts and music calendar with "Arts On The Hill" which offers cultural events on a regular basis throughout the year – with the likes of jazz, classical…
Image:@Oscars2020s. The 92nd Oscars were held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood. South Korean film Parasite has been named best picture at this year's Oscars, becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize. Renee Zellweger won best…
WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? A survivor's go-to list to safely guide you through Valentine's Day 2020 JOHANNESBURG: CAFÉ DEL SOL BOTANICO: Get your best love game on at Café del Sol Botanico. Prosecco on arrival followed by a delish 4-course menu priced at R850 per person. An…
Publisher:Porcupine Press ISBN:978-1-928455-16-5 Genre:Historical Fiction Format:Trade Paperback RRP:R320.00 Book Size:229x152mm Page extent:464pp Publication date:2019 About the book: Paris 1505. Tragedy strikes at the rue Daniel bookshop of Arnoul De La Porte. Alone with his little son Paoul, Arnoul finds comfort in the writings of Luther and becomes involved in the…
Gold Reef City,SA's most loved local entertainment spot, is excited to present you with its choc-a-block line up for the month of love and beyond! Expect a colourful blend of thrilling rides, cracking good comedy and much more! A Valentine's Date Night with a difference! For most couples Valentine's Day…
Travelling your own country is fun and easy. Now popular South African musician, Cassper Nyovest is going on a trip around South Africa. Following the signing of an agreement with Universal Music Group (UMG) which led to a partnership #Shotleft2FillUp, South African Tourism has officially announced the official start of…
Billie Eilish: MTV Here is a list of winners in key categories at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which took place Sunday in Los Angeles. Billie Eilish was the big winner with a total of five golden statuettes, including a clean sweep of the "big four" prizes. Album of the…
The 2019/2020 season of the South African State Theatre’s Incubator programme remains with only four incubatees to profile before it comes to an end in March. Only six artists in various art disciplines- including Drama, Children’s Theatre, Visual Arts, Dance, Poetry and Music- were selected into the programme this time.…
Gold Reef City,SA's most loved local entertainment spot, is giving away a holiday experience of a lifetime! Imagine taking your family or friends to the mysterious Abu Dhabi? Whether you prefer visiting Yas Waterworld or taking a tour to explore the unforgettable Ferrari World – there is something for everyone!…
Courtesy of Hugh Masekela Official Site. Hugh Masekela was born in the town of Witbank,in 1939. At the age of 14, the deeply respected advocator of equal rights in South Africa, Father Trevor Huddleston, provided Masekela with a trumpet and, soon after, the Huddleston Jazz Band was formed. Masekela began…
The call has gone out for the country’s beer lovers to unite on 01 February to celebrate South African National Beer Day (#SANBeerDay). Celebrated annually on the first Saturday in February, SA National Beer Day sees big breweries, craft breweries, bars and liquor stores throughout the country hosting all manner…
South Africa’s actress,Charlize Theron has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie Bombshell. The movie tells the true story of Fox News host Megyn Kelly, portraying exploitation in the work place and also stars Nicole Kidman and John Lithgow. Other Oscar nominees…
HAUTE CABRIÈRE, with its iconic setting on the scenic Franschhoek Pass, has been woven into the fabric of wine lovers, both locally and abroad, and I therefore wish to share with you some information with regards to its recent renovations. 25 years since the von Arnim family launched the iconic…
The lead singer of Swedish pop duo Roxette, Marie Fredriksson, who shot to global fame in the 1990s with hits like "It must have been love", has died aged 61 after a long fight with cancer, her manager said. Fredriksson had been diagnosed in 2002 with a severe brain tumour…
Short Synopsis This is the story of the Gupta family’s spectacular rise from flea market shoe salesmen to establishing a massive black owned business empire in South Africa. It runs as a suspenseful detective story uncovering one huge bribery scandal after another, involving the top echelons of political power and…
One of the truisms coined by the old Anti-Apartheid Movement is that there can be no normal life in the context of an abnormal society. It is also true that artistic endeavour can only flourish when it is part of a struggle against adversity, against the symbols of an oppressive…
CAPTION (left to right): Refilwe Masemola, External Communications Director, SAB & AB InBev Africa alongside soccer and rugby commentator Mthuthuzeli Scott, 2019 SAB Sports Hall of Fame winner at the SAB Sports Media Awards last night. The 39th Annual SAB Sports Media Awards has recognised the country’s best in the…
Nkosinathi "Black Coffee" Maphumulo has confirmed that he was the one who suggested a separation from his wife, Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa. According to the City Press,in April he "sent a lengthy email" to her in which he suggested that their marriage would benefit from a separation. He did not confirm…
SAB is encouraging all consumers to drink responsibly at all times and not to drink and drive during this festive season. “SAB actively works on fostering a culture of responsible alcohol consumption in South Africa. We believe that smart drinking choices affect everyone, every day and is key to reducing…
“That’s how I got to use that Land Rover.” South African rugby writer, Vata Ngobeni, nicknamed “Beeeast!” in his circle, gloated to fellow scribes regarding the culmination of an unceremonious incident he got entangled in, in what is described as the picturesque lakeside town of Lake Taupo located on New…
Actress Nomzamo Mbatha was at the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which took place on Sunday, 1 December. She was invited by Formula 1 to watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which Lewis Hamilton won. Nomzamo shared snaps of herself mingling with the Lewis in social media. She said in…
The video of a mother twerking at her son's graduation has taken social media by storm. And mark my words... She’ll be the next ratchet getting millions of dollars for a reality TV show for her and her son... TV execs will eat that up... A college bound son with…
SABC has announced that after 21 years, Isidingo would air its final episode on March 12, 2020. The public broadcaster said that in line with the channel’s future strategic direction, Isidingo was one of the programmes that would not be recommissioned for the new fiscal from April 2020. "SABC 3,…
After working closely with the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation in shaping and writing his memoir, author Hassen Ebrahim and Jacana Media are proud to publish this important record of a life that was spent in service to South Africa. Writes Mac Maharaj in his foreword in the book: “Hassen Ebrahim is…
Comedian Bill Cosby, in his first interview since he was sentenced to prison for sexual assault, He said he doesn't expect to express remorse when time comes for his parole. "I have eight years and nine months left," Cosby said, according to an article by National Newspaper Publishers Association's Black…
Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, in partnership with Strauss Education and Kalashnikovv Gallery is proud to announce Duduzile (DuduBloom) More as the winner of the prestigious Cassirer Welz Award. Now in its ninth year, the award honours two doyens of art auctioneering in South Africa: Reinhold Cassirer and Stephan Welz. We…
Music legend Tina Turner turns 80 today and is still going strong after a glamorous 60-year career, flogging over 200 million records. Despite retiring from public life in 2009, with a few rare appearances since - the Proud Mary sensation claims turning 80 is: "like having a second chance at…
The Limpopo-based musical group the Ndlovu Youth Choir has once again flown South-Africa’s flag high on the international stage. The Choir won the 'Best Independent Music Video' for their Zulu version of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You'. The award was bestowed on the choir by Hollywood Music in Media Awards…
South African comedy export Trevor Noah is up for Best Comedy Album at the 62nd Grammy awards and for those who might not know, a comedy album is a recording of a live stand-up set. Trevor's stand-up special is titled Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia and is currently on Netflix…
Following an eventful media preview of Mzansi Fela festival held on Wednesday, 20 November 2019, at the South African State Theatre, the theatre is excited to share with the public that it is all systems go for the much awaited 12th edition of the festival scheduled to run from 01…
A beautiful symphony of sound to unite Africans as the Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience returns for the second instalment on 07 December at the South African State Theatre in Tshwane (Pretoria). Poised to be a deep and sobering musical feast, the 2019 Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience will feature two internationally…
Globally revered South African music icon, Abdullah Ibrahim, is embarking on a two city benefit concert for the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library (TMPL). Ibrahim will be supported by Ekaya for the shows taking place at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg on November 27th and Life Church Seapoint in Cape Town…
Legendary music maestro Tshepo Tshola and multi-award-winning singer Tresor opened October’s edition of the AMPD Icons Conversation with a crowd shaking collaborative performance, where they also swopped inspirational stories at the Old Mutual AMPD Studios in Newtown Junction. Facilitated every month in front of a vibrant and ambitious audience, live…
Bongo Maffin have officially announced the release date of their new offering. The group which is made up of Thandiswa Mazwai, Jah Seed (Adrian Mupemi), Stoan (Tshepo Seate) and Speedy (Harold Matlhaku), reunited early this year to drop their single Harare, which was well received by supporters. "Harare" translates to…
Image: @IdolsSA. Luyolo Yiba was crowned the winner of Idols SA season 15. Missed our EPIC #IdolsSA finale or #IdolsLuyolo's winning moment? We've got you covered!We'd also like to tip our hat to our runner-up, the stunning, #IdolsSneziey for a race well run. — Idols South Africa (@IdolsSA) November 17,…
Alicia Keys will return as the host of the Grammy Awards in 2020. After making a well-received debut as host at the 61st annual Grammy Awards, Keys will do the honours again for the 62nd annual Grammys, which are set to air January. 26. "At first, I did think last…
Resistance is us: an intergenerational visual conversation, _curated by Aysha Waja and Simon Radebe, has opened at the Absa Art Gallery. The exhibition will run until 24 January 2020. The title of the exhibition was inspired by the song Glory by rapper Common and singer John Legend [1], recorded for…
The South African State Theatre is excited to announce that Mzansi’s revered musicians: Zonke,Thandiswa Mazwai, Caiphus Semenya, Samthing Soweto and Ringo Madlingozi will headline the 12th Annual Mzansi Fela Festival, which will run from 1 to 22 December 2019 at the biggest theatre complex in Africa, the State Theatre. Like…
The 31th annual SAB Environmental Media Environmentalist of the Year Awards 2019, took place at a ceremony at AB InBev headquarters last night. Nearly 200 environmental entries were received from South African journalists reporting across categories of Video Media, Audio Media, Written Media and Photography, with renowned rhino calf response…
Exhibition title: Robert Hodgins: Drawings from his studio. Hodgins House 4 Loch Avenue Parktown Johannesburg Opening on Saturday 16 November 2019 at 12 pm 16 November – 15 December 2019 Opening hours: 10 am – 4 pm, daily, including Sundays Guest curator Alet Vorster For marketing: Alet 083 724 7560;…
Award-winning film producer and director Sara Blecher, who recently qualified as South Africa's first 'Intimacy Coordinator', is to hold a Masterclass on the concept of Intimacy Coordination, what it is and how it works. Blecher, an award winning feature and documentary filmmaker (Surfing Soweto, Kobus And Dumile, Otelo Burning, Dis…
Zapiro’s annual offering is our duplicity warning, our canary in the coalmine, our national conscience. Exposing and revealing, brilliantly appealing, Zapiro does it again! It’s been a year of the Zondo Inquiry picking through the debris of the Gupta and Bosasa empires, uncovering State Capture while Zuma-era spooks frantically cover…
South Africa’s favourite couple has spoken out for the first time since their proposal video at fast food outlet KFC went viral. Hector Mkansi and Nonhlanhla Soldaat who officially got married in 2012 have been receiving pledges from brands across SA to help fund their wedding after their heartwarming video…
Sho Madjozi recently got the surprise of her life while performing on The Kelly Clarkson Show. The rapper recently visited the show, which is taped in California, to discuss her hit song and her love for WWE wrestler, John Cena. In the interview with host Kelly Clarkson, Sho Madjozi mentioned…
Former Jozi and YoTV member Luther 'Crazy Lu' Cohen has died, his family confirmed. Crazy Lu's brother, Marvin Cohen, a former producer on SABC 1 entertainment show Live Amp, said they were informed of his death at around 3am on Friday morning. "All we know is that he died from…
A historically important painting by Penny Siopis forms part of a remarkable consignment of work by former staff and students of the University of the Witwatersrand on offer at Strauss & Co’s upcoming live sale, due to take place on Monday 11 November at 7pm in Johannesburg. Established in 1947,…
There’s a new energy in the kitchens of BOSJES estate in the Breede River Valley; with an all-new team in the kitchen of the BOSJES Kombuis this stylish farm eatery is set to become a must-visit destination in the winelands. Heading up the pass is Chef Nicholas Oosthuizen, together with…
The funeral details of the late radio personality Xolani Gwala have been announced. According to a statement from the Gwala's family, there will be two memorial services and the funeral will take place on 9 November in his hometown of Impendle in KwaZulu-Natal. In the statement: “A kind request from…
Summer is the perfect time for a beer-tasting party, and Anton Erasmus, SAB Trade Brewer, has put together the ultimate ‘how to guide’. The guide offers you the best way to enjoy your party by pairing great food and even better beer. Erasmus believes that “beer is a tad more…
Ahead of, Strauss & Co.’s 11 November sale at its Houghton, Johannesburg offices, the fine art auctioneers invited members of the Fourth Estate for a preview of items which would be going under the hammer – and which would be focussing collectors’ attention on the strong influence Paris exerted on…
Image: @LadyZamar. Lady Zamar has decided that it was the time to finally expose Sjava for everything he had put her through and she did not hold back one bit. Sjava hosted his trending concert, One Night With Sjava, in Pretoria. The sold-out show will definitely go down as one…
Occasionally hilarious, often terrifying, sometimes gossipy, always engaging, Catching Tadpoles is a brilliant account of a child growing up in a brutal, unfair system, and at the cusp of adulthood saying: no way, not me, damn their eyes.– Richard Poplack, author of Ja, No, Man: Growing Up White in Apartheid-Era…
Award-winning South African film producer and director Sara Blecher adds another string to her already accomplished bow with her appointment as an “Intimacy Coordinator” by South Africa's leading artist and management agency Talent-ETC™ Says agency owner and CEO Jennis Williamson: “We are very excited to have Sara on board as…
Image: Instagram/Sophie Ndaba. Actress Sophie Ndaba has lashed out at death rumours that sent social media into chaos,calling the reports heart-breaking and traumatic for her family. She has been battling with diabetes for over a decade. This is not the first time this year that Sophie has found herself trending…
Leslie Sedibe has been appointed the new Chairman of the Board of CAPASSO. He takes over from Adv. Nick Matzukis who was at the helm of the organisation since inception until the end of his tenure . "CAPASSO said they would like to thank Nick for his tireless commitment to…
Although this past month is traditionally the time we celebrate our culture and heritage, September is also National Deaf Awareness month in South Africa. With approximately 4 million South Africans having hearing difficulties with an estimated 500,000 and 600,000 using South African Sign Language (SASL), it has become more important…
View of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra and KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra led by conductor, Wolfram Christ, on the Linder Auditorium stage. “The action of making and sharing great music is one of the most profound and uplifting experiences known to humanity. It is the surest way of bringing people of diverse…
Image: Supplied. Former Isibaya actor Andile Gumbi has passed away after suffering a heart attack last week. Andile suffered a heart attack on Tuesday while in Israel shooting a musical production, Daniel The Musical, where he played King Nebu. The production released an official statement on its Facebook page, confirming…
In 1990, Dave Muller sets sail to Mozambique with his wife and two young children, to fulfil a boyhood dream of voyaging to the tropics on the yacht he’s spent ten years building. The fantasy holiday comes to a shocking end when the yacht runs aground on a stretch of…
­­­ Strauss & Co is pleased to announce details of the theme for its forthcoming Johannesburg sale, due to be held at its Houghton offices on Monday, 11 November. The summer sale will focus collectors’ attention on the strong influence Paris has exerted on South African art throughout the twentieth…
Gold Reef City (https://www.tsogosun.com/gold-reef-city-casino), SA’smost loved local entertainment spot, is bringing you a double dose of live recordings with gospel greats: Collen Maluleke and Canaan Nyathi. If gospel is not your thing, catch the Indian Idol Reloaded Tour for a celebration of music and performance! Collen Maluleke live recording Gospel…
JH “Henk” Pierneef demonstrated his enduring appeal at Strauss & Co’s R55-million Spring sale, held in Cape Town on 7 October, achieving a total of R9.65 million from nine lots sold. The top lot, a monumental study of interlaced camelthorn trees in a landscape near Thabazimbi, sold for R2.73 million.…
Roland Muchegwa (49) is on the run from police in Zimbabwe after allegedly attacking his ex-wife, mother of two Mitchell Kawome, on the 16th of September 2015 leaving her fighting for her life. The police and her family want to hear from anyone who may have information on his whereabouts.…
Malls are treacherous enough places at the best of times, but everything becomes immeasurably worse the closer it gets to Christmas. I self-medicated and went to one the other day. You couldn't move for tables set up outside the shops. The stuff on the tables wasn’t even related to the…
The 11th annual Feather Awards took place last night and the show was hosted by media personalities Moshe Ndiki, Rami Chuene and Pabi Moloi. Bonnie Mbuli won the hotly-contested Diva Extraordinaire of the Year award. Bujy's feud with Nandos earned him the Drama Queen of the Year prize, ahead of…
Nolitha Fakude grew up as a shopkeeper’s daughter in the Eastern Cape, studied at the University of FortHare and then entered the workplace in 1990 as a graduate trainee at Woolworths. Subsequently, she has worked in very senior positions at some major blue-chip companies, including Woolworths, Nedbank and Sasol. She…
Former Umhlobo Wenene FM DJ Zola Kaso-Majiza has passed away at Life Mercantile Hospital in Port Elizabeth after a short illness, the radio station has confirmed. She was known as a legend among South African gospel music fans. Her passing was announced by DJ Pastor on the Ibrakfesi Eyondlayo Ekuseni…
“I remember my mother worked at the UNITRA (University of the Transkei) and every time she came back from work, she’d bring three packets – tomato for me, Thembisa, cheese & onion, Unathi, salt & vinegar!” That was how bubbly socialite, Anele Mdoda summed up her fond reminiscences of childhood…
SABC has pulled the plug on its popular lifestyle show Top Billing. The lifestyle show has been blazing our television screens for an impressive 23 years on SABC 3. The fresh and relevant content inspired many of its viewers to dream big. Top Billing is produced by Tswelopele Productions and…
Watch the interview between Black Coffee and Trevor Noah: Courtesy of Comedy Central.
The South African State Theatre is excited to announce that Mzansi’s revered musicians: Zonke, Thandiswa Mazwai, Caiphus Semenya, Samthing Soweto and Ringo Madlingozi will headline the 12th Annual Mzansi Fela Festival, which will run from 01 to 22 December 2019 at the biggest theatre complex in Africa, the State Theatre.…
Image: Getty Images. The late musical icons Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2020 class. The prestigious organization announced that Dave Matthews Band, Motorhead, Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, The Doobie Brothers, T.Rex and Thin Lizzy join Houston…
In his first and only official autobiography, published globally on October 15th, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life. Following on from the hugely successful and critically-acclaimed epic musical fantasy Rocketman comes Me - the joyously funny, honest and moving story of one of the world’s…
The music producer and DJ, Nkosinathi "Black Coffee" Maphumulo is getting ready to seat with Trevor Noah and have a chat on The Daily Show. He is listed on the Comedy Central Website as one of the upcoming guests on the US late-night show. My ancestors wildest dreams, "Black Coffee…
Joburg Theatre in association with the City of Johannesburg entities; Joburg City Parks and Zoo and City Power are excited to announce the brand new annual Joburg Zoo Festival of Lights featuring an delightful collection of illuminated life-size animal characters offering classical, harmonious entertainment, food and craft night market for…
Entertainer Zodwa Wabantu, has a soft spot for Ben 10s and it seems like soccer star Itumeleng Khune shares that fondness - much to the displeasure of the general public. Twitter Reactions: What Khune and Zodwa Wabantu are doing is predatory behaviour. It might be legal but it’s deeply problematic.…
Image: Twitter/ Daron Mann. Algoa FM DJ Daron Mann has been fired. He was suspended two weeks ago for calling the dairy industry horrific. Mann’s suspension enraged legions of animal activists and fans who started a petition that was signed by thousands and demanding he be brought back on air…
The South African State Theatre is excited to present two exclusive nights of 24 and 25 October with the internationally recognized cellist and composer Dr Thokozani Mhlambi, performing compositions from his acclaimed album titled Zulu Song Cycle, live in an intimate Sibusiso Khwinana Theatre at Africa’s largest the theatre complex,…
The Ferguson Films denies Vatiswa Ndara's allegations and this follows a letter written by Ndara to the Minister of Sport,Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa,in which she detailed her grievances. In a statement released by their legal team, the Ferguson's said they could not meet Ndara's financial demands for the show.…
Entries for the local version of popular international game show Family Feud are open. The 26-episode game show in which two families compete to name the most popular responses based on gathered survey questions will be hosted by businessman and entertainer Steve Harvey. The application entry process will close on…
Multi-lingual dynamic captain of Industry and gospel Artist RonnieL winner of the 6th Annual Tshivenda awards for the Best Newcomer of the Year, finally gets to perform for his fans this October featuring a stellar line up of Gospel greats. Ronnie L launches his debut CD and DVD at Grace…
Jason Greer, presenter of The Bachelor South Africa, is currently gearing up for the second season of the hit TV series that will be shown on M-Net in March next year. Greer, who is represented by Talent-ETC™ Artist Management took some time out before the start of a hectic shooting…
Tyler Perry (Twitter). Tyler Perry has made history by opening the first-ever fully black-owned film studio. Viola Davis, Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Tiffany Haddish and Beyoncé all attended the opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta,Georgia. Oprah's…
Actress Vatiswa Ndara has made shocking allegations of actors being abused and unfairly treated by production houses in South Africa, particularly accusing Ferguson Films of exploiting actors while they bag millions. In an open letter addressed to the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, the actress detailed some…
The Sun Met campaign revealed award-winning actress, television sensation and entrepreneur, Bonang Matheba and recently crowned Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi as the face of African Luxury: Visionaries, the theme for the upcoming event. African trend dictator and fashion designer, Palesa Mokubung styled and dressed both Matheba and Thunzi for…
SAB beers are packaged at their peak flavour, freshness and quality. Once the beer has left the brewery and is on its way to local bars or bottle stores, there are a number of ways keep it at optimum freshness. Here are six steps from Anton Erasmus, SAB Trade Brewer…
The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) confirmed that it has received complaints after Sunday night's episode of Moja Love's controversial reality show Uyajola 9/9. The show, based on the American TV series Cheaters is hosted by Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye and Moss Makwati. The latest episode caused outrage when…
MTV has revealed the nominees for the 2019 MTV EMAs, including six top acts from Africa. South African rapper Nasty C and hitmaker Prince Kaybee were nominated for the Best African Act category alongside Nigeria’s Burna Boy & Teni, Togo’s duo Toofan and Tanzanian musician Harmonize. The announcement comes days…
It all happened in slow motion as a scene the converse of a tableau comprising mountains populated by a pine forest and located south of the Lasva Valley in Bosnia and Herzegovina, unfolded. On an isolated mountain road, an old, severely underpowered British armoured military Shorland, a leftover from the…
Image:Getty Images. A federal judge in New York City has denied the R&B singer R. Kelly bail in his sex-abuse case. Kelly didn’t attend the hearing,a defense motion asking for his release on bond. U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly agreed with prosecutors that he’s a flight risk and a potential…
Last month, Sho Madjozi made history as the first South African artist to rake up more than a million views on the popular Colors channel. Her vibrant performance of her upbeat single, John Cena, did not only get the attention of the WWE but also the song’s namesake, John Cena…
DJ Fresh will host Fresh Sundaze every Sunday from 15:00 until 19:00. He will also join the station's Kfm Sundaze line-up, which includes Saskia Falken, Brandon Leigh and Mamohau Seseane. "The addition of Fresh to the Kfm 94.5 line-up follows his appointment as the afternoon drive host at our sister…
Old Mutual AMPD Studios celebrated Heritage Day with the legendary songstress Sibongile Khumalo and multi-award-winning vocalist Amanda Black, as they facilitated this month’s Icons Hero conversation in front of the next generation of performers who came dressed in their best African attires. This AMPD Icons Hero Conversation featured an iconic…
Fellow journalist, Len Maseko always makes me salivate with his eye-lolly Instagram posts depicting the wondrous events always having something and anything to do with grapefruits and epicurean delights, he exclusively covers: a hedonistic and enviable beat the big, veteran scribe exclusively traverses. With the spring weather perfectly agreeable, I…
South African gay media personality, Somizi Mhlongo, and his fiance Mohale Motaung had their traditional wedding. The star-studded event took place on September 28, at Kibler Park in Johannesburg. Somizi and Mohale who got engaged in March 2018 during a romantic trip to Paris will be having their white wedding…
Ndlovu youth choir director Ralf Schmitt has confirmed that they have been offered a deal by British talent show judge and television producer, Simon Cowell. In an interview with Joanne Joseph on radio 702,He confirmed that they have been offered a deal by Cowell. "We are very excited that Simon…
The Sommeliers Selection 2019 winning wines have been announced in a year in which the popular wine tasting event – a must for those who like pairing wine with food – will take place in KwaZulu Natal for the first time, along with Gauteng and the Western Cape where it…
Life Simplified: A Transformational Book by Nianell You are LOVE and you are here to LEARN TO LOVE and to LEARN HOW TO LET YOURSELF BE LOVED Publisher: Tracey McDonald Publishers ISBN: 978-0-6399928-8-4 Genre: Mind, body & Spirit Format: Paperback RRP: R210.00 Book size: 215x140mm Page extent: 152pp Publication date:…
Talent-ETC™, one of the country's leading artist management agencies, providing a unique and professional management service to many of SA's top performing artists, recently launched a new arm of the company called Crew-ETC™, whereby technical crew and other creatives have the opportunity to be represented by the -ETC brand.Headed up…
Gold Reef City,SA's most loved local entertainment spot, is preparing an entertainment line-up for October that will be music to your ears! From afro-soul to Fado, prepare yourself for an epic musical feast! An intimate night with Vusi Nova at The Lyric Theatre Vusi Nova (https://www.tsogosun.com/gold-reef-city-casino/whats-on/theatre/an-intimate-night-with-vusi-nova) is set to serenade…
Image:KFC. “Time, time, time!” or “Hot, hot, hot!” are alternate directives repetitive on a daily basis on Gladness Malatji’s lexicon set as she commands the back-of-house and front-of-house spaces inside any Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. After some eight years as an area coach of the brand’s mostly Gauteng located eateries…
Ndlovu Youth Choir are at back home,and they received a heroes welcome from friends, family and supporters. The atmosphere at the OR Tambo was electric, as fans chanted joyous songs while holding up signs and placards. The choir has secured a new music deal with Simon Cowell's company, Syco, and…
The local telenovela "The River" has received an International Emmy Award nomination. The 47th International Emmy Awards is set to take place on November 25 at the New York. Speaking about the nomination, M-Net chief executive Nkateko Mabaso said: "1Magic would like to thank everyone involved in the success of…
A beautiful symphony of sound to unite Africans as the Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience returns for the second instalment on 07 December at the South African State Theatre in Tshwane (Pretoria). Poised to be a deep and sobering musical feast, the 2019 Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience will feature two internationally…
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