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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…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. Commercial radio station Kaya 959 has wished the breakfast show host, Dineo Ranaka well and much strength as she finds her way through a difficult time. This follows her recent post on Instagram, where she stated that she is trying her best not to commit…
By Jacob Mawela. Among a plethora of artists featuring in the 2023 iteration of the much anticipated Open Studios Joburg and RMB Latitudes art fair showcasing between May 25 - 28, is versatile Malvern-raised Mbali Tshabalala – a prominent figure attached to Asisebenze Art Atelier, a Joburg inner city gallery…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @AP. Charlize Theron is sending a crystal clear message to anyone bashing drag queens for being themselves ... saying she'll "f*** up" whoever accuses them of being a danger to kids. The South African actor recently made a virtual appearance among friends for a Drag Isn't Dangerous…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana Actress and businesswoman Winnie Ntshaba, who plays an MEC and Vuyani's sugar mama Beth in Adulting explains why her character is different from previous roles. According to Showmax, the House of Zwide actress Winnie Ntshaba revealed in an interview that her character Beth is very different from…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. The first episode of new South African true crime anthology,Imibuzo which revisited the 2015 murder of Nkululeko Habedi, better known as Flabba from Skwatta Kamp, started streaming on Showmax today, 8 May 2023. "She's beautiful; she's really beautiful; she's too beautiful for the crime she…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. The Irish boy band is headed to our shores in November 2023 as part of their Wild Dreams Tour. Formed in Dublin in 1998, the group is made up of, Shane Filan, Mark Feehilly, Kian Egan, and Nicky Byrne. The group disbanded in 2012 after 14…
Entertainment Reporter. Durbanite Mthokozisi "MaBlerh" Cele is set to host the 'Real Housewives of Durban' season three reunion which releases in two parts in May. "I jumped at this opportunity as a Durbanite. The reunion of 'The Real Housewives ' [has] never been hosted by someone from Durban before, someone…
Entertainment Reporter. Showmax has just dropped the teaser for Imibuzo, a true crime documentary anthology that will answer your lingering questions about some of South Africa's biggest news stories from the last decade. The first episode, which airs on May 8, will revisit the 2015 murder of Nkululeko Habedi, better…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit Sarah Lee. SA Tourism in collaboration with the Hugh Masekela Heritage Foundation, celebrated the legendary jazz musician, Hugh Masekela, at an event held at Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The highlight of the afternoon was the induction of Hugh Masekela into the Ertegun…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:Rina Coetzee. The local actor Gregg Pettigrew, 51, allegedly shot and killed his 29-year-old lover in Kempton Park, Gauteng. The shooting occurred in Pettigrew's home, a rental cottage in the area. Norkem Park Police spokesperson Colonel Barbara-Anne Ferreira says they found a dead male on the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The multi-award-winning, and record-breaking Showmax Original telenovela, The Wife is ending its run it started two years ago. The telenovela was inspired by the series of novels by author Dudu Busani-Dube under the Hlomu title. The telenovela has had an interesting ride to its end as the…
By Jacob Mawela. For me, the timing of the review of this tome by fellow journos, Beauregard Tromp and Janet Smith regarding the life of South African Communist Party and liberation icon, Martin Thembisile Hani, is South African history arriving full circle. It is the fortuitous alignment of Epiphanies with…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. The popular restaurant, Wish, on Florida Road in Durban announced that it would be closing its doors for good on Monday, 10 April. The restaurant opened its doors in 2019 and has been the 'it' spot in Durban when it comes to good food, drinks…
By Jacob Mawela. Whilst South Africa's ever crazy news cycle has been dominated by debate second guessing whether its government will carry out a warrant of arrest for Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during the BRICS summit in August, a book reading more akin to a movie thriller than a non-fiction…
Lifestyle Reporter. @LloydRadebe. Mzansi Wethu has announced that Ubizo season 4 and Ingane Yam season 3 will be returning to Channel 163 this April. Starting on Saturday 15 April at 20:30 is Ubizo, hosted by the gifted medium Lloyd Radebe, who lives out his calling by bridging the divide between…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. David Enright spoke with us about his first documentary since the acclaimed Devilsdorp. Stella Murders investigates the deaths of best friends Sharnelle Hough (17) and Marna Engelbrecht (16) at their hostel at Stella High School in North West. On Saturday morning, 26 May 2018, Sharnelle is found…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Renowned radio personality Paul Mtirara is making a comeback to Metro FM as the commercial radio station unveiled its new line up for 2023/24. Mtirara, who presented 702's Soulful Sundays, was the host of the Chill Factor on Metro FM during his stint at the radio station.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana.. Rand Merchant Bank and Latitudes Online join forces to bring RMB Latitudes – an innovative new indoor/outdoor art experience – to Johannesburg during the beautiful early-autumn month of May. From 26 - 28 May 2023, the Latitudes team will bring together artists and exhibitors from across the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image: Instagram. Radio 2000 breakfast show host Bongani Mtolo has resigned after speding two years at the station from the Durban based commercial radio station, East Coast Radio. Mtolo hosted The Take Off with Nonala Tose and Lonwabo Nkohla from 6am to 9am daily. In his statement,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:Trae Patton. Award-winning RnB group Boyz II Men have confirmed their South African tour dates after having to cancel twice during the Covid-19 pandemic. The tour – made possible by G21 Entertainment together with Vertex Events – will kick off in Cape Town on Tuesday, 31…
Entertainment Reporter. Image Supplied. Bryce "DJ Ankletap" Clarke, popularly known as "Malume", is set to bid farewell to YFM listeners after 12 years with the station. During his time on air, Ankletap has hosted the weekday evening timeslot, drivetime show and YFM's breakfast show Y Mornings, which he has recently…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Award-winning Tequila Avión has unveiled Avión Reserva Cristalino, the latest addition to its exclusive Reserva Range. As the prestigious brand continues to redefine standards of quality and taste, its newest innovation in the Avión portfolio is a crystal-clear, aged tequila that is a unique blend of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Seasoned Pimville-born and raised lensman Jacob Mawela's photographic exhibition, Titled, "Easterly-lying of the Orlandos", will be held at Soweto's oldest kasi, Orlando East. It will be launched at the iconic Donaldson Orlando Community Centre (DOCC) on 4 March at 1pm. Soweto a sprawling township of over 30…
Lifestyle Reporter. The murders of two Stella High school girls in 2018 send shockwaves through the country. Sharnelle Hough (17) and Marna Engelbrecht (16) were murdered by Xander Bylsma, Sharnelle’s ex-boyfriend. Bylsma, who was 19-years old at the time of the murders, strangled the girls and then tried to make…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Nomcebo Zikode, Wouter Kellerman and Zakes Bantwini – landed on Friday morning after winning the international accolade on Sunday last week in Los Angeles. The trio walked away with the Best Global Music Performance award at the 65th Grammy awards over the weekend. Fans, friends, family members…
Entertainment Reporter. Streaming platform Showmax has dropped the first trailer for the Sex and Pleasure documentary series which premieres on 8 March. The adults-only documentary series will be hosted by writer Kim Windvogel and journalist Romantha Botha. It takes a broader look at what South Africans get up to behind…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Idols South Africa, the popular reality television singing competition, is coming to an end following viewership fatigue and a massive plunge in ratings. The cancellation of the South African version of the Fremantle format comes after an effort to revitalise the show in 2022. The show arrived…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Author, journalist, biographer and music historian Sam Mathe with his book at his place in Riverlea. Photo Credit:Antonio Muchave. Music, with its rich cultural roots, influences and historical importance, lies deep in the heart of South Africans. It is known and appreciated throughout Africa and the world.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South African artists Nomcebo Zikode, Zakes Bantwini and Wouter Kellerman, and scored a win for their hit song "Bayethe" at this year's Grammy Awards ceremony. The three SA artists won over Nigeria's Burna Boy, Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo, USA’s Matt B, Ghana's Rocky Dawuni, and Pakistan's Arooj Aftab …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The legendary sports anchor and media personality Robert Marawa, is joining 947. Marawa will be live on air daily at 6pm from Primedia's studio on 947 from Wednesday, 1 February 2023. Marawa Sports Worldwide (#MSW) will also be syndicated to Vuma FM, Rise FM, Sowetanlive and to…
Entertainment Reporter. Image Supplied. Songstress Nomcebo Zikode is gearing up for the upcoming Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 5. The multi platinum-selling recording artist is set to compete in the category Best Global Performance for "Bayethe", her magnetic collaboration alongside Zakes Bantwini and Wouter Kellerman. The singer, who…
Entertainment Reporter. The Metro FM Music Awards (MMAs), which celebrate excellence in the South African music industry are back after a five-year absence. The 2023 edition of the awards is scheduled to take place on 29 April, in Mbombela, Mpumalanga. The 17th Metro FM Awards will be a live awards…
Entertainment Reporter. Fans of the beloved The Real Housewives franchise are being let into the country’s capital, Abuja. Marking the eighth version of the format in Africa. "Showmax is taking fans of the beloved The Real Housewives franchise to the city of wealth and power, Abuja," said Showmax in a…
By Christy Pina. Nigerian–British soul singer, Helen Folasade Adu, a.k.a Sade Adu. [Photo credit: Billboard]. Gloria Estefan, Snoop Dogg, Teddy Riley, Sade Adu, Liz Rose, Glen Ballard and Jeff Lynne will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 15 during the organization's 52nd annual induction and awards…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Supplied. Seasoned actress Linda Sokhulu will lead a star-studded cast in 1Magic's new dramedy Grown Woman. Sokhulu will star alongside Nandi Nyembe, Bohang Moeko, Hlubi Mboya and Bahumi Mhlongo. Sokhulu plays the role of Tina Hlatshwayo, who changes the narrative that life begins at 40, as…
By Larry Soffer, the leading mentalist in Africa. A new year ushers in fresh hope and brand-new opportunities. Whether you enjoy setting resolutions or not, this is your chance to wipe the slate clean after a challenging and unpredictable 2022 and dare to believe in the impossible over the next…
Entertainment Reporter. R'Bonney Gabriel, Miss Universe USA 2022 is crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion of the 71st Miss Universe Competition® on January 14th, 2023 at the New Orleans Ernst N. Morial Convention Center. Photo from Anne Jakrajutatip. R'Bonney Gabriel of the United States was crowned Miss Universe 2022 on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kwaito start Arthur Mafokate. File picture: Instagram/Arthur Mafokate. Self proclaimed King of Kwaito Arthur Mafokate says he believes that a court of law will not find him guilty of any crimes. Mafokate said, yes, It's true, there's an undesirable situation that law enforcement officers are attending to,…
Entertainment Reporter. Due to the longer duration of the Big Brother Titans premiere this Sunday 15 January, Ezomshado season 1 will now start a week later. New start date for Ezomshado season 1 is Sunday 22 January at 21:00. Reality queens MaCele and MaKhumalo tag team on a new Mzansi…
Entertainment Reporter. Drummer Fred White, an early member of US band Earth, Wind & Fire, has died at age 67, his brother and former group announced Monday. Born in 1955 in Chicago, White began drumming at an early age and went on to win six Grammy awards with the funk…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Family and friends paid their last respects to Big Nuz founding member Mandla 'Mampintsha' Maphumulo at a memorial service at the eThekwini Community Church in Durban on Thursday. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube visited Maphumulo's family and his widow, Bongekile 'Babes Wodumo' Simelane, at their home ahead of…
By Jacob Mawela. Growing up in apartheid-era Chatsworth, Kumi Naidoo tells how his mother's suicide when he was just 15 years old acted as a catalyst for his journey into radical action against the apartheid regime. In this revelatory and intimate story, Kumi describes his political awakening, and his experiences…
By Jacob Mawela. In this new collection, the internationally exhibited and award-winning documentary and fine art photographer, David Lurie returns to the terrain of the city, but this time with a specific visual agenda in mind which he shapes with the eye for a carefully composed frame of both a…
By Jacob Mawela. An urgent and passionately argued call to action, The Unaccountables skilfully profiles the large corporations and private individuals who are all implicated in economic crime but have never been held to account. This book will anger many, who will now be able to put names and faces…
Entertainment Reporter. Musician, producer, and businessman Zakes Bantwini received the Musician of the Year Award at the recent GQ Men of the Year awards. The fourth annual awards occurred on Saturday, 10 December, at The Leonardo in Sandton. Zakes Bantwini's wife, Nandi Madida, accepted the award on his behalf. "Thank…
Lifestyle Reporter. In being alive to the domestic tourism market’s demand for value added leisure, Robben Island Museum (RIM) is partaking in the SA Tourism's "Gimme Summer that Sho't Left!" campaign that is targeted at the domestic travel market. RIM is offering a complimentary ticket for one child under 18,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In the spirit of celebrating comedy in all its forms, the newly relaunched Savanna Comics' Choice Comedy Awards is flipping the script and created an award category that looks to recognise, celebrate, and congratulate the comedic geniuses behind some of South Africa's most hilarious ads. The award…
Lifestyle Reporter. The Joburg Film Festival in partnership with MultiChoice, will kick off its six-day celebration of filmmaking and storytelling excellence on Tuesday 31st January 2023. The selection of over 60 films that will be screened at the coveted festival was announced earlier today. Following a two-year hiatus, festival organisers…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africans are saddened by actress Zikhona Sodlaka’s departure from The Wife, who played Abdul Khoza’s on-screen wife Mandisa. After burying her on-screen husband and laying her role to rest, fans only saw it fit to share their love for her online. Mandisa committed suicide in Thursday…
By Jacob Mawela. November 29, 2022 marked the 'resurrection' of a seminal tome once deemed a thorn on the side of apartheid – with the re-launching of the late South African photographer, Ernest Cole’s hard-hitting House of Bondage, at the Wits Art Museum. First published in 1967, Ernest Cole's House…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Joy of Jazz festival is returning after a two-year hiatus. ... It is taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Kicking off the proceedings on the Conga stage will be the sensational baritone, Dumza Maswana, with a wondrous set Celebrating African Song that will…
Lifestyle Reporter. South Africa's finest journalists were lauded for their best work over the past year by the country's longest running media awards, the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards’ (VJOY), at a ceremony held in Johannesburg today. The 2022 Vodacom Journalist of the Year overall winner, claiming R100 000,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:Jurie Potgiete. Radio personality Thabo "T-Bose" Mokwele is renowned for bringing topics to the airwaves that challenge and invoke human introspection and dialogue with his audience. Mokwele recently launched his own book at the Imbizo Shisanyama in his community of Tembisa. Titled Pause, the book consists…
By Jacob Mawela. Caption: An image of the "ground effect" Ferrari 312 T4 South Africa's Jody Scheckter won the 1979 Formula 1 Driver's Championship with, on display inside a paddock at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, in the Autumn of 2011. Formula 1: the official history is a newly-released hardcover…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mel CInstagram. In 1994, 20-year-old Melanie Chisholm answered an ad going around the U.K. seeking young women with the ability to sing and dance, who were also "streetwise, outgoing, ambitious and dedicated." With that audition, she became one of the Spice Girls and her life was changed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The much anticipated final movie in phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe opens at cinemas across the globe today Friday, November 11, and according to the reviews, you'll want to take some tissues along with you to the theatre. The movie honor the life and legacy…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Pan Macmillan South Africa has congratulated Futhi Ntshingila, for winning the Best International Fiction Book prize for her third novel, They Got To You Too. Futhi collected her prestigious award in person, at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair which aims to be "an oasis of knowledge…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mafikizolo, a South African Afro-pop music duo will celebrate its 25th anniversary in style by going on a grand tour with Mazwi Dyne Group. The Mafikizolo 25th Anniversary Legacy Tour is the first ever national tour, with stops in all 7 provinces. This is a first of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A man who needs no introduction, who's been part of South African sports for more than a decade has finally released his book. 'Gqimm Shelele: The Robert Marawa story is the name of his self titled book that has hit the shelves. The book is a personal…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Mthatha-born actress Zikhona Sodlaka has earned DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Award and SAFTA nominations this year for her fan-favourite role as Mandisa in The Wife. Now she's also stealing scenes in the African fantasy epic Blood Psalms. She plays Sithenjwa, the mistress of Senator Jabari of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. VIU has announced today that it has secured the first content package deal with award-winning global content company, BBC Studios. The multi-genre deal will bring over 150 hours of world class, British content to VIU's platform in South Africa, including premium dramas, documentaries and children's…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South African actor Kim Engelbrecht has been nominated for an International Emmy for her role in the local drama, Reyka. Engelbrecht is nominated alongside Celine Buckens from the UK, Leticia Colin from Brazil, and Lou De Laâge from France in the Best Performance by an Actress category.…
Lifestyle Reporter. Caption: Janet Suzman and Khayalethu Anthony in Solomon and Marion: Photo Credit: Ruphin Coudyzer1. The actor, playwright and founder of the Imbawula Theatre Company in Khayelitsha Khayalethu Anthony has died. Anthony, 36 made his acting debut in Lara Foot's stage play, Solomon and Marion, at the Baxter Theatre…
Lifestyle Reporter. Caption: Coolio performs his set during the third day of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 18 in Chicago. The rapper died Wednesday at the age of 59. Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Time. (AFP) - Coolio, the US rapper best known for the chart-topping 1995 song Gangsta’s Paradise has…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Zandile Msutwana. Picture: Instagram. Mzansi Magic drama Grootboom & Sons returns to TV screens for a second season, with several new cast members. The second season returns six months after its first season ended. New characters who liven up the funeral home are Luthando (played by Thami…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Returning after a two-year hiatus, DStv continued its ongoing partnership with the Delicious International Food & Music Festival as the headline sponsor of the event that took place from 24 to 25 September at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. The weather was in a stellar mood as…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. Bongile Mantsai stars as Hlengu, the second-born son of the chief of the Ku'ua, a nomadic tribe of wandering warriors in the Showmax Original African fantasy Blood Psalms launching on Wednesday 28 September. In Blood Psalms, the likes of the Akachi and Great Nziwemabwe look…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa is shocked by the sudden death of former Yo-TV presenter and Y producer Lumko 'Johnson' Leqela. Lumko's family announced the news of their untimely passing in a statement released on Wednesday evening. The producer of The Nightcap with Lula Odiba joined the youth radio station…
Entertainment Reporter. (AFP) - Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly, who is serving a 30-year sentence for sex offences, was found guilty of child pornography and other charges on Wednesday after a month-long trial in his hometown of Chicago. Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was convicted of three…
Entertainment Reporter. Popular '90s R&B crooner Jesse Powell, 51 has died peacefully at his home in L.A., this according to his family. His sister, Tamara, broke the sad news Tuesday night on IG, but did not reveal a cause of death. She wrote ... "It is with a heavy heart…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In Blood Psalms, the epic Showmax Original African fantasy launching on 28 September 2022, Faith Baloyi stars as Queen Assili, the Magi of the mystical Uchawi kingdom. Baloyi is the breakout star of Flatland, which opened the Berlin Panorama. The Hollywood Reporter singled out her “winning central…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Showmax has dropped a trailer for the three-part documentary of the biggest corporate scam in South African history. On 6 December 2017, after CEO Markus Jooste resigned amid an investigation into accounting irregularities, Steinhoff's share price plunged by 90% in just a week, wiping over R200 billion…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Samas 22 first batch of winners include Nomfundo Moh and Sun El Musician. Picture: Twitter. The 28th South African Music Awards (SAMAs) first batch of winners were announced during the ceremony held at the Sun City Superbowl in Rustenburg on 27 August 2022. The event was hosted…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @thee_sonia Instagram. Black Brain Pictures has announced that Mzansi Magic's hit telenovela Diep City's contract has not been renewed. The production house issued a statement on Thursday announcing that the telenovela will be canned after two years on air. It's ending in March 2023 and will get…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. George's Caspita Mediterranean Restaurant is a firm favourite with both locals and visiting tourists. It may not be in one of South Africa's major metropoles but it certainly punches above its weight. Owned by Nicolo and Natalene Zampieri, this popular Western Cape establishment made the Top 10…
Lifestyle Reporter. @GettyImages. After airing on NBC for almost 60 years, "Days of Our Lives" will have a new home starting next month. NBCUniversal revealed in a press release that the long-standing daytime drama will begin streaming exclusively on Peacock on Sept. 12. "Day of Our Lives" will continue its…
Lifestyle Reporter. 'Somehow, the elephants got into my soul, and it became my life’s work to see them safe and happy. There was no giving up on that vision, no matter how hard the road was at times.' Pan Macmillan is proud to publish The Elephants of Thula Thula, A…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Instagram. Zandie Khumalo-Gumede has spoken up about her version of events from the night of former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa’s death. Khumalo-Gumede was among the five people in the Vosloorus home during an alleged house robbery when the soccer star was gunned down in 2014. In…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Guinness World Records, the global authority of record-breaking achievements will launch the brand new Guinness World Records 2023 (GWR2023) edition on 15 September 2022. The 2023 edition takes readers on a journey that's out of this world, revealing the latest and greatest record-breaking achievements here on Planet…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:Lukasz Kalinowski. Reigning Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane become the first woman of colour to win Miss Supranational 2022. "I don't think words could express my gratitude for this experience. The people I have crossed paths with, the memories I have made and the things I…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The 16th annual South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) have announced the nominees for this year's awards. This year's nominees are truly an indication of the creativity, innovation and resilience of our local industry despite the trials that were faced since the onset of the pandemic.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Showmax fans can look forward to hearing Somizi Mhlongo' ex-husband Mohale Motaung’s side of the story. Showmax has dropped the trailer for the Showmax Original Mohale: On the Record, a tell-all interview between Mohale and Aldrin Sampear, host of Unfiltered on SABC 3 and the drive time…
By Jacob Mawela. 'Forgiveness liberates the soul…' – Nelson Mandela. The preceding quotation is to be found at the conclusion of a Facebook post titled, My encounter with man who killed my father, written by Candice Mama, in her book, Forgiveness Redefined. On a separate Facebook post describing her meeting…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In some good news for households looking to shake off the loadshedding blues, winemakers from around the country are descending on Johannesburg this week to showcase the fruits of their labour at the first annual Proudly South African Local Wine Expo taking place between Thursday 07 July…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Singer Kelly Khumalo says the criminal justice system in South Africa has failed to protect her from death threats she has received. In an exclusive interview with eNCA, Kelly, who sat alongside her lawyer Magdelene Moonsamy, held nothing back. The singer spoke candidly about all things Senzo…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The highly anticipated 2022 Durban Handicap is back again this year after two years of hosting "Africa’s greatest horse racing event" behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year's theme is 'Show Me The Honey' and the fashionistas are making their way in batches to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In the space of two short but turbulent years Vanessa Perumal, Managing Director of JT Communication Solutions, has gone from losing her voice to a rare cancer and full laryngectomy to finding it once more as a speaker. Vanessa has been invited to address the 70th annual…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. The Department of Home Affairs has deported Lithuanian actress, Ieva Andrejevaite, after she had attempted "to abuse South Africa’s refugee management regime when she fabricated a story of wanting to apply for asylum because of the war in Ukraine" on 28 April 2022. In a statement,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. 'This book is not an analysis of South Africa's problems. It is an outline of what we must change to have the South Africa of our dreams. In these pages, I challenge myself and all those who are willing to take a chance to pursue…
Lifestyle Reporter. e.tv has pulled the plug on its early primetime series Durban Gen which will end in January 2023 after just over two years. Filmed in Durban, the show launched on e.tv in October 2020 and is set in the township of Newlands East and the corridors of the…
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