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By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Thandiswa Mazwai Instagram. The wait is finally over for fans of South African musical icon and celebrated artist Thandiswa Mazwai as she announced the release of her latest album Sankofa. After celebrating the 20th anniversary of her classic solo debut album, Zabalaza, earlier in the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. Late rapper Kiernan "AKA" Forbes' parents revealed that they are not associated with author Melinda Ferguson's book, When Love Kills - The Tragic Tale of AKA and Anele. The book describes "the devastating story of the hip-hop hero whose highly public life unravelled after Anele…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @officialhlomladandala). Seasoned actor Hlomla Dandala, who is widely known for for playing Zweli Dikana on The River, has been roped in as Zolisa Xaluva's replacement to take over character of Caesar Ngonyama starting from next week. Final Chapter Productions, which produces Smoke and Mirrors has confirmed that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Gauteng commercial radio station Kayafm has confirmed that radio legend Glen Lewis is joining the station and will host Drive 959 With Glen Lewis on Mondays to Fridays. Lewis takes over from Thomas Msengana, He and Skhumba Hlophe will be supported by Kgomotso Meso, Angie Khumalo and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. With a distinguished career steeped in great enthusiasm for jazz and an unwavering dedication to broadcasting excellence, former Metro FM host Nothemba Madumo has joined Primedia to host a new jazz show. Mzo Jojwana, Chief Content Officer, welcomed Madumo, saying, "The 702 family has always had a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Picture: miss_lira/Instagram. Lerato "Lira" Molapo is set to make her first big appearance at the Bassline Fest, which will take place at Constitution Hill, after suffering a stroke while in Germany two years ago. The multi-platinum-selling singer, songwriter, speaker, entrepreneur and author was left unable to read,…
Lifestyle Reporter. Over the weekend, 21-year-old amapiano sensation Zee Nxumalo headlined the first ever televised Soweto Derby Half-Time Show. Typically, the performances at half-time are restricted to the fans in attendance, but this time around the performance was televised on Supersport and SABC, with over 5 million viewers across the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Emily Blunt (left) and Ryan Gosling (right) stand illuminated on the Dolby Theatre stage at the 2024 Academy Awards. The actors were nominated for their supporting roles in "Oppenheinmer" and "Barbie." (Courtesy of Trae Patton ©A.M.P.A.S.) "Oppenheimer" won big at the 2024 Oscars, coming in with 13…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Grammy award-winning singer Tyla. Picture: Instagram/@tyla. Grammy-winning artist Tyla has cancelled her much-anticipated world tour just weeks before it was about to start due to an injury. The 22-year-old recently released a statement on her Instagram account detailing that she has been silently suffering from an injury…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Streaming services Showmax has just dropped the trailer for Tracking Thabo Bester, a true-crime documentary about Thabo Bester. Tracking Thabo Bester will drop first ep in 11 days time and profile the story of SA's most-searched person on Google in 2023. Bester was in the Mangaung Correctional…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In a significant nod to her outstanding contribution to literature, the award-winning author and digital content specialist, Terry-Ann Adams (31), is awarded the prestigious 2024 Chris van Wyk Bursary. Since its launch in 2014 to honour Chris van Wyk's inspiring writing legacy, the bursary has been awarded…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mzansi Magic has confirmed that the production for its latest Sunday night prime-time drama, Queen Modjadji has commenced. The upcoming series is inspired by the world-famous Balobedu rainmaker, the first Queen Modjadji. Her bloodline has ruled Southern Africa's Lobedu clan for centuries. MultiChoice Group CEO for General…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @OHeerden. By the early evening, the irresolute and weakened Ramaphosa slate left no one unscathed – not Mabuyane, not Lamola, not the Mkhize camp. The Ramaphosa caucus was tarnished by infighting. The Mkhize camp was initially none the wiser as to whether Mashatile, who saw an opportunity…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In commemoration of International Childhood Cancer Day, the Reach For A Dream Foundation invited media personality Somizi Mhlongo to launch Dream Club. The latest project designed to bring joy, hope and vital support to children courageously battling life-threatening illnesses, particularly cancer. Reach For A Dream invites children…
By Jacob Mawela. Mayet interviewed on TV in 2017 after winning a lifetime achiever award for her journalism. Screengrab. "I was doing something no Malay girl had ever done before me […] I was a reporter on a "naytiff" [sic] paper, and I was seen all over the place in…
By Jacob Mawela. The title to the late South African photographer, David Goldblatt's new tome emanates from an assurance he placed as a classified advert in the Sunday Times newspaper betwixt the years 1971 and 1975 – for Joburg's northern suburbs' Whites to volunteer posing for portraits for his cameras.…
Lifestyle Reporter. Congratulations are in order for actress Kwezi Ndlovu after she welcomed two bundles of joy. Ndlovu announced her pregnancy last November. The actress, who won Best Newcomer at the Darling Exceptional Woman's Awards in 2018, shared a cute video of herself at the beach rubbing her baby bump…
By Jacob Mawela. "I like nonsense some times, but I like common sense more. I do not care to protest against apartheid. I am interested solely – as a human necessity – in ending the pigmentocracy of South Africa." This observation was articulated by Henry Nxumalo, the 1950s Drum magazine…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Showmax is gearing up for a February relaunch boosted by NBCUniversal's Peacock technology and bolstered by an ambitious content offering that will see the streamer unveiling 21 new African originals next month alone. International Emmy-nominated production outfit Tshedza Pictures, is set to bow the teen drama "Youngins"…
By Jacob Mawela. During her 70 years on the throne, your grandmother has done nothing to redress and atone for the suffering of our ancestors that took place during her reign and/or during the entire period of British trafficking of Africans, enslavement, indentureship and colonialization," partly read an open letter…
By Jacob Mawela. An in-depth look at the major challenges facing humanity today and why the city – the ultimate symbol of human ingenuity –is where these battles will be won or lost. Visionary Oxford professor Ian Goldin and The Economist's Tom Lee-Devlin show why the city is where the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:AP. South African comedian Trevor Noah has won Emmy for Outstanding Talk Series with The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at Monday night's 75th Annual Emmy Awards ceremony at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Last night Emmy was the show's first accolade in the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Africa's leading entertainment company, MultiChoice has announced some of the local and international content launching on its revamped Showmax platform when it goes live in February 2024. The relaunch will introduce three new plans: Showmax Premier League for mobile; Showmax Entertainment; and Showmax Entertainment Mobile. The new…
Lifestyle Reporter. @ReutersPhoto. Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan's drama about the inventor of the atomic bomb, topped the Golden Globes on Sunday -- but its fellow summer smash hit "Barbie" missed out on best comedy film honors to "Poor Things." "Oppenheimer" took five prizes including best drama, best director for Nolan, best…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mzansi Magic (Channel 161) is spicing up your weekends with the premiere of Vus' Umlilo, starting Sunday 4 February at 21h00. Vus' Umlilo, which means "rekindling fire" in Nguni, is strictly for persons over the age of 18 and it explores the real issues that couples face.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The music world is mourning the loss of Scelo Ndlela, a respected singer and songwriter from the iconic South African band Soul Brothers. The sad news was confirmed by his son Sabelo Ndlela, saying he died at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital on Thursday. He was 65.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Sandile Ndlovu. Legendary playwright, theatre director and musician Mbongeni Ngema was honoured at a memorial service at the The PlayHouse in Durban on Wednesday. Ngema was killed in a head-on collision in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape while returning from a funeral. On Monday KwaZulu-Natal…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @SlikourOnLife. MTN Pulse announced a new partnership with SlikourOnLife. Together, they are launching 'MTN Pulse Virals,' an upcoming TV show aimed at discovering the next music superstar. The show will air on Channel O & Mzansi Magic starting from December 14, 2023. Hosted by Siya Metane, also…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In an exciting finale of Mzansi Magic's Clash of the Choirs SA last night, Team Ntencane and KwaZulu-Natal came out tops as the winners of season 4. The reality singing competition was based on the international format devised by Swedish singer Caroline af Ugglas and produced locally…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:Reuters. The South African comedian who is now an international media personality announced that he will be hosting next year's Grammy awards for a fourth year in a row. Trevor Noah shared the news Wednesday night on his podcast "What Now? With Trevor Noah." For those…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Fans, friends, industry colleagues and family members gathered at Rhema Bible Church to pay their respects to award-winning singer and reality TV star Zahara on Thursday. The singer, real name Bulelwa Mkutukana, was surrounded by her family and loved ones when she died on Monday at the…
By Jacob Mawela. @JadaPinkett-Smith. "Aight, Pac . . . kiss me, then," a girl, a student at the Baltimore School for the Arts in her early teens dared a fellow alum, a 15-year-old boy. Sans ado he obliged her and immediately recoiled, exclaiming, "what the f - - k!" Rewind…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Media shy Businesswoman and wife to Andile Mpisane, Tamia, is ready to introduce herself to the world in the second season of KwaMam'Mkhize. The first season of the reality show follows business tycoon Shauwn Mkhize and her children Sbahle and Andile Mpisane. This time they are joined…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The 2023 South African Music Awards (SAMAs) took place at the SunBet Arena at Time Square, Menlyn, Pretoria thanks to several sponsors, including the Motsepe Foundation. DJ Sabby and Nomalanga Shozi hosted the glittering ceremony and leading up to the big night, they served interactive content, rallying…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Nomcebo Zikode. Picture: Instagram / @nomcebo_zikode. Grammy award winner Nomcebo Zikode has added yet another award to her already-filled trophy cabinet. Having recently grabbed the "Best Global African Artist (Female)" award at Rwanda’s 2023 Trace Awards, the illustrious singer has come home to yet another nod. The…
Entertainment Reporter. The SunBet Arena in Time Square, Menlyn Centre in Pretoria is the new location for the SAMAs, which will still take place on November 18. The news comes after RiSA struck a deal with the music concert Africa Fest. "It took some nifty footwork and agility to ensure…
Lifestyle Reporter. @GettyImages. Will Smith is again in the headlines as a former friend and assistant is claiming the star had a sexual relationship with fellow actor Duane Martin. Brother Bilaal, a former friend and assistant of Smith, spoke to Tasha K. and stated he walked into a dressing room…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The nominations have been announced for the 66th Grammy Awards, as Musa Keys, the talented Amapiano star, scores his first-ever Grammy nomination. Musa was nominated in the Best African Music Performance category for his feature on Davido's hit song, 'Unavailable'. With this nomination, He joins the ranks…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image via Publicist. To round off the star-studded Friends of AmstelSA local line up, Amstel announced that Afrobeats superstars Omah Lay and Adekunle gold will be headlining this year's 2-day event. Friends of Amstel premium lifestyle experience scheduled to take place on the 11th and 12th of…
By Jacob Mawela. Elon Musk is an alien, thus claims the rumour mill populated by those close to the Pretoria, South Africa-born-and-raised Canadian-American SpaceX pioneer – hence his more-than-a-decade-long concerted determination to colonize Planet Mars with humans! He seeks to head back home – only this time, co-opting Earthlings along!…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Pictures: Instagram /@kwa_mammkhize. The much-anticipated second season of KwaMam'Mkhize is premiering exclusively on Showmax on December 14, 2023, with episodes released weekly on Tuesdays. In the first season, we followed Shauwn Mkhize as she reclaimed her maiden surname and navigated life as an Mkhize. The first season…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Thabo Ndlovu (27) from Witbank in Mpumalanga, was crowned the winner of the nineteenth and final season of South African Idols. The grand finale took place on Saturday night, 4 November at Mosiaék in Fairland, Johannesburg. The show had jam-packed guest performances from Rapper Cassper Nyovest, Sipho…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. Moja Love has terminated channel's popular drug-busting show, Sizok'thola host Xolani Khumalo's contract amid ongoing murder investigation. Khumalo is facing murder charges following the death of alleged drug dealer, Robert Varrie, who was the subject of a drug bust in Katlehong. According to his family,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Idols SA's season 19 draws closer to its historic conclusion. As the competition tightens, only two – Thabo and Princess – are left to battle for the ultimate title in next week's grand finale. With a whopping 50 million votes cast, anticipation and excitement are high. The…
By Jacob Mawela. Photo Credit: MarkJFranklin. Picture yourself now an independent adult and your parents suddenly summoning you to their home whilst returning from work and once there, commencing to matter-of-factly inform you that one of them is not your biological parent – learning this truth (or long-hidden secret) at…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Joseph Shabalala (centre) with the Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Image Supplied. South African documentary, 'Music Is My Life- Joseph Shabalala And Ladysmith Black Mambazo', has been selected as South Africa's submission for the Best International Feature Film for next year's 96th Academy Awards (Oscars). This is the first…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Clash of the Choirs SA (COTCSA) gave us another week of heavenly harmonies and dramatic outcomes as the competition entered its third live performance – challenging the choirs to show their creativity and versatility. Unfortunately, it was the end of the road for Team Vusi Nova and…
Lifestyle Reporter. Image Suppplied. Friends of Amstel is back and this year they are doing things a little differently, including holding the concert for two days on November 11 and 12 at an undisclosed location in Gauteng. This year's Friends of Amstel event line-up includes Uncle Waffles, Kelvin Momo, K.O,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @SoniaMbele. The case of tax evasion against actress and producer of the Real Housewives of Johannesburg Sonia Mbele and her co-accused has been withdrawn. Mbele briefly appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate Court for the first time on Friday. She previously failed to appear in court after submitting…
Entertainment Reporter. The competition got real on Clash of the Choirs SA (COTCSA) this week as Free State's Team Zaza became the first to win a challenge on the Mzansi Magic musical competition. Rounding off the top 3 were KZN’s Team Ntencane and Limpopo’s Team HLE in second and third…
Entertainment Reporter. In a night filled with soaring vocals and raw emotion, Idols SA's top 4 contestants proved why they've made it this far in the competition. Performing iconic hits from a playlist curated by special guest PJ Morton to serenading audiences with the most popular local love songs, each…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In the finale of the Showmax's Unfollowed, TV star Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye says he regrets his actions in the past, but he doesn't regret going to prison. A decade ago Jub Jub, at the time a bestselling musician, was jailed after he crashed into a group…
Lifestyle Reporter. Image: Instagram/ Stoan. After two touching episodes of auditions and personal stories, Clash of the Choirs SA got down to business as season 4’s first live performance challenge got underway – and it was nothing short of spectacular. All roads in the Mzansi Magic competition show led to…
Entertainment Reporter. Idols SA top 5 (L-R) Nkosi, Princess,Faith, Thabo and Niikiey. Picture: Supplied. Idols SA's remaining contestants performed Gospel songs, supported by prominent artists such as Xolly Mncwango, Betusile and Dr Tumi. The evening began with spirit-lifting gospel duets and transitioned into a selection of hits from some of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mihlali Ndamase says she's in a happy relationship, and among other things money was not the deciding factor when she started dating her partner, businessman Leeroy Sidambe. On episode 7 of Unfollowed on Showmax she told host Thembekile Mrototo that she's a talking point because people want…
By Jacob Mawela. The Centre for the Less Good Idea celebrates seven years of collaborative, experimental and interdisciplinary work with the staging of Season 10 this 18 to 22 October. Season 10 of The Centre for the Less Good Idea will be both a reflection on, and a celebration of,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Thando_Thabethe. The champagne-filled 17th annual South African Film and Television Awards honoured and celebrated the best of the South African film and television industry. For the first time in three years of virtual ceremonies due to theCovid-19 pandemic, the prestigious awards were held in person this year, …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In an electrifying performance night, Idols SA's top six contestants took center stage, first offering a nostalgic nod to memorable opening auditions and later setting the stage on fire with tunes from Grammy Award winners. Envic emerged as the first contestant to own the stage, in homage…
By Rio Yamat and Ket Ritter. Death Row/Interscope Records/Photofest. One of the last living witnesses to the fatal drive by shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas was charged with murder Friday in the 1996 killing, a long-awaited breakthrough in a case that has frustrated investigators and fascinated the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Picture: Instagram/@thee_sonia. The case against Real Housewives of South Africa director Nomthandazo Sonia Mbele and her co-accused has been postponed to 5 October after failing to appear in court. The 46-year-old Mbele was expected to appear before the Johannesburg Magistrates' Court on Wednesday for contravening the Tax…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Tears of joy, sublime voices and a shocking plot twist: the first episode of Mzansi Magic's Clash of the Choirs SA season 4 had it all, and then some. Making a highly-anticipated return after a seven-year hiatus, COTCSA is co-hosted by the electrifying duo of radio personality…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: StellaArtois. Award-winning South African actress, Nomzamo Mbatha, to host The South African leg of the Stella Artois Let's Do Dinner event in Johannesburg on October 25th, along with media personality, Kat Sinivasan. Premised on the classic question of "if you could invite anyone to dinner,…
By Jacob Mawela. There are no second acts in America lives. The author of The Great Gatsby, viz, F. Scott Fitzgerald, once noted. The American writer's observation could easily be apt, appertaining to the life of Namibian-born South African global humanitarian and disability rights advocate, Eddie Ndopu. Born with Spinal…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @ZwaiBala. After a seven-year hiatus, Mzansi Magic's much-loved musical competition Clash of the Choirs South Africa is back for season 4. In what promises to be the biggest and best edition yet, the show will bring uplifting harmonies to your Sunday nights when it premieres on Channel…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. It was a night of euphoric highs and incredible performances as the Idols SA top 8 paid tribute to one of the biggest-selling and most celebrated artists of all time. The season 19 finalists sang songs from the playbook of American Idol judge Lionel Richie, reminding everyone…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. It's been a year since kykNET's novela Diepe Waters debuted with its fresh swimming pool scenario and famous faces and now the channel has announced that it's continuing for Season 2. Diepe Waters is a telenovela and unlike a soapie, there is always an end to the…
By Jacob Mawela. But Jan van Riebeeck, he made the Coloured; not Black enough, not White enough; do Coloured people even have a culture? On and on and on the punchlines, phrases and stereotypes go amongst South Africa's other racial/colour demographics regarding the other officially recognized population group: The Coloureds.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Comedian and former US talk show host, Trevor Noah, has denied all claims that government has offered to pay him millions to promote Brand South Africa. It raised the ire of parliamentarians, who called on the tourism department to halt the venture. Tourism Minister Patricia de Lille…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Despite the pressure being the most intense it's been so far, this week's Idols SA edition was a celebratory one, as the newly minted top 9 hit the stage in their wedding best. Following viewer votes, making it to the Idols SA season 19 top 9, in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. This is probably one of the most anticipated episodes of Unfollowed, definitely worth a watch. Comedian and reality TV star Toll A$$ Mo discusses the rape allegation that derailed two years of his life. In June 2020, actress and model Lerato Moloi claimed on Twitter (X) that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Premiering next Wednesday, September 6, on Showmax, 'Outlaws' co-stars Nolwazi Shange as Nandi, the strong-willed matriarch of the Zulu, cattle-farming Biyela clan, who are at war with the Basotho, cattle-raiding Ts'eoles. Shange to us spoke on the experience of working on the show and what we can…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The final-ever top 10 of Idols SA have been unveiled in a spectacular live show on Saturday, 2 September that featured soulful and vibey performances. The five ladies and five gents making up the season 19 top 10 are, in no particular order: Nkosi, Lungile, Faith, Sena,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Lunch With Hitler was inspired by accounts of the young women who were compelled into service as taste testers for Adolf Hitler during World War Two after rumours circulated that the Allies had plans to poison their leader. In 1942, 15 young women were selected to taste…
Entertainment Reporter. Barbadian singer Rihanna performs during the halftime show of Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on 12 February 2023. Photo: Timothy A Clary / AFP. Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have welcomed their second child, in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. High emotion, higher notes and blockbuster duets: that's how the first live show of Idols SA season 19 kicked off. The six ladies who are part of the top 12 set the stage ablaze, performing at the Mosaïek Teatro in Johannesburg in front of a spirited 2…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Newly crowned Miss South Africa, Natasha Joubert, will not represent South Africa at this year's Miss Universe pageant. In 2020, she became the Miss SA runner-up and went on to represent SA at the Miss Universe competitions in 2021. While Miss SA permits women to re-enter the…
By Jacob Mawela. @GettyImages. Amidst the current maelstrom gripping the American news media cycle regarding the almost 27 year-old unsolved mystery of who assassinated popular US rapper, Tupac Shakur – South African book publishing house, Jonathan Ball, couriered me a freshly off the press book containing content with heavy linkage…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mmabatho Mogomotsi, who played Snowey in Yizo Yizo more than 20 years ago, is making her acting comeback with the new Showmax Original Outlaws, as one of the lead characters. Outlaws will premiere on 6 September 2023. Mogomotsi is set to embody character of Moretlo, the influential…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Natasha Joubert crowned Miss SA 2023. Picture: official_misssa. Natasha Joubert, 25, from Gauteng has been crowned Miss South Africa 2023 at the Sun International SunBet Arena at Time Square in Pretoria. In 2020, she became the Miss SA runner-up and went on to represent South Africa at…
Lifestyle Reporter. Actress and L'Oréal Paris Sub-Saharan ambassador Thuso Mbedu. Picture: Instagram @lorealparis. L'Oréal Paris brand ambassador and spokesperson for Sub-Saharan Africa, Thuso Mbedu will be one of the judges for the upcoming Miss South Africa 2023 pageant. The Miss SA peagant takes place on Sunday, 13 August, at Sun…
Lifestyle Reporter. The streaming service Spotify has finally made its AI DJ feature available for premium South African users, according to a Spotify press release. The feature provides an alternative and more personalised way of listening to music on the application. An artificial intelligence-generated voice acts as a 'DJ' that…
Lifestyle Reporter. @KathyHutchins. From food to cellphones, trash, clothes and even ashes, artists have recently been on the receiving end of all kinds of airborne objects during their performances. While some react with humour, others are getting hurt by these flying objects. From Bebe Rexha to Cardi B, the list…
Lifestyle Reporter. Fans of high-stake-adventure, comedy, drama and the charming Kaley Cuoco, don't want to miss her brand-new series Based on a True Story, straight from the creators of Ozark, Lost and The Boys. Hot on the heels of her Emmy-nominated performance on The Flight Attendant, Cuoco returns to the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Television Channel Moja Love is investigating circumstances around the mysterious death of an alleged drug dealer for its popular reality show Sizokthola. The deceased, Robert "Kicks" Varrie, was accosted by the show's crew, and He ended up dead at Thelle Mogoerane regional hospital in Vosloorus. Moja LOVE…
Lifestyle Reporter. File: Team ShugaSmakx performs Shanice - I love your smile. Picture: Supplied. Mzansi Magic has confirmed that Clash of the Choirs South Africa returns for a fourth season after a seven year hiatus. The channel is looking for 16 or more individuals per province that will transform into…
Entertainment Reporter. Image Supplied. Showmax is preparing to debut Season 10 of the reality TV sensation Love Island UK. The upcoming season will first air on Showmax from the UK, with episodes 1-9 scheduled for release on Friday, 21 July, and subsequent episodes dropping every Friday. Hosted by Maya Jama, …
By Jacob Mawela. File Photo. "Barber, do you read your Bible?" A 25-years young man answering to the service of God by way of station his station in life, enquired of a barber who queried why he never tipped for service rendered. The inquirer was described as short, having a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Miss SA 2023 top 12 finalist Lungo Kateke. Picture: Instagram/@lungo_katete. The Miss South Africa 2023 finalists embarked on a remarkable journey to Mauritius, and their experiences at Long Beach, Sugar Beach, La Pirogue, and Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club were captured in episode 2 of the second…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Ntando Zondi plays the young Shaka Zulu on Shaka iLembe. There isn't much known about the young actor, that's about to change, now! Zondi plays the son of King Senzangakhona kaJama (Senzo Radebe) of the Zulu nation and Queen Nandi kaMbengi (Nomzamo Mbatha) of eLangeni. In the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Zakes Bantwini, Nomcebo Zikode and Boity have been unveiled as the flagship acts under the new African talent agency Aline We represent storytellers who shape culture while accelerating their growth through deepening connections with consumers and forging partnerships across entertainment and media as we position our clients…
By Marianne Garney and Dan Heching. @GettyImages. Madonna has been discharged from the hospital and transported to her New York City home via a private ambulance, a source with knowledge of the matter told CNN Thursday. "She's in the clear," the individual said. In a post shared to his verified…
By Zama Luthuli. Clad in a figure-hugging dress, Dineo gets into a fancy car driven by her sugar daddy, kissing her benefactor as her boyfriend Quinton watches miserably from a distance. The scene is from a popular series in South Africa called "Shuga" which serves up a steamy mix of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Shaka Ilembe is a rating sensation with over 3.6 million viewers across DStv in South Africa - the best-ever performance for a MultiChoice drama series in its history. The show also reached number 1 on the DStv App across Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and other African countries.…
Lifestyle Reporter. Today is the day many have been waiting for: the premiere of Shomax's Rosemary's Hitlist, the true-crime documentary series about cop-turned-serial-killer Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu. Rosemary's Hitlist is produced by IdeaCandy, the company behind the SAFTA-winning true-crime sensation Devilsdorp, and directed by Valen'tino Mathibela (the first season of The…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. "A must-read to understand the complex and vital interaction between science and politics by one of the world’s thought leaders in science and health, sharing precious, first-hand experience during the Covid-19 pandemic." Peter Piot, EU Chief Scientific Adviser on Epidemics and Special Adviser on COVID-19 to the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Veteran actor Patrick Ndlovu was laid to rest on Wednesday at Mohlakeng, Randfontein, west of Johannesburg. Ndlovu's memorial service was held on Tuesday at the John Kani Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg. He passed away at the age of 85. Confirming the news of Patrick’s passing, his management…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Broadcaster and author Eusebius McKaiser has been described as a courageous thinkers, irreplaceable and one of the greatest teachers in South Africa. Friends, colleagues and family of McKaiser gathered in Parktown on Tuesday for a memorial service to pay tribute to the late media icon. He…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Caption: M Jacob Mawela recorded directing actor Vuyo Dabula during the studio photographic session of the making of Five Vuyos, at Klipspruit. Seasoned lensman, M Jacob Mawela had to invoke visual creations from the 60s in order to deliver on an Art Bank of South Africa-commission for…
Entertainment Reporter. @GettyImages. Pop icon Celine Dion on Friday cancelled all her remaining shows scheduled for 2023-2024, saying she was not strong enough to tour as she battles a rare neurological disorder. Last year the 55-year-old Canadian singer revealed that she was suffering from the rare medical condition that was…
Entertainment Reporter. Veteran actor Dumisani Dlamini is gearing up for his upcoming leading role in the upcoming Showmax original film titled Mkhonto. Dlamini is proud to be the father of global superstar Doja Cat and believes it runs through his bloodline. "I'm so proud of her for what she has…
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