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KZN EVENTS - December 2012

Here is a little event calendar for KZN events this December 2012

30 November 2012 – Friday - Bent Sagittarian Party at The Lounge- Free Entry for Sagittarian Ladies and R50 for everyone else

1 December 2012 – Saturday- Mr Gay Angelos 2012- at Angelos Nite Club, Entry fee R 20
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1 December 2012- One Love HIV and Aids Awareness Concert, at Kings Park Free entry, collect your tickets at Com
puticket and Shoprite stores.

8 December 2012- Who’s Kid Is It Anyway Christmas Tree Challenge! Collection Venue /Bring & Braai

8 December 2012 BENT and Babylon Take Over Party, FREE Entry before 9pm - R60 thereafter

14 December 2012: Mr and Miss LGBTI Summer 2012 and a BATTLE of HOTTEST DEEJAY's @PMB YMCA Hall, R30 gets u in

14 December 2012: Bent present DJ Lindi Lush, at The Lounge

15 December 2012/ Who’s Kid Is It Anyway : Distribution Venue Clermont Township / Meeting @ 11 am @ Sizakala Offices

15 December 2012- Link BLACK & WHITE WINE PARTY at The Collective, Florida road R 100 ge…

FACES & PHASES BY PHOTOGRAPHER/ACTIVIST, ZANELE MUHOLI

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South African black lesbian photographer, director of the documentary “Difficult Love” which recently shown at the London Film Festival, Zanele Muholi, who always managed to keep media and politicians talking about her work had an opportunity to showcase her work at the GOETHE INSTITUT(http://www.goethe.de/ins/za/joh/ver/en10022821v.htm) in Rosebank Tuesday night where showcased photographs of black lesbian, women and transmen from around South African townships and surroundings. The exhibition oppening attracted mixed groups of races and cultures.


Regardless of the difficulties of “Difficult Love” producer and director had experienced when all her material was stolen in her apartment she was still able to produce such fine art that she showcased at the ZANELE MUHOLI: FACES & PHASES exhibition, which she appreciated all the people who contributed on getting some material replaced even though the work she had produced over 5 years at least will not be recovered. On her speech she de…

Beautiful work of Zanele Muholi

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Beautiful work of Zanele Muholi the most inspirational lesbian and black photographer

My October Column - EXIT

An LGBTI documentary shown at the SA’s BIGGEST film event; 33rd Durban International Film Festival 33rd Durban International Film Festival, a 10 days long event that features different films from all over the world with amazing festivities in between with the BIGGEST SA’s celebrities featured CALL ME KUTCHU, a documentary film that tells the story of one of the first LGBTI activists in Uganda, David Kato.

Durban International Film Festival is known of its best films and it attracts people from different communities with different perceptions about a lot of things. Having CALL ME KUCHU shown at such an event was the best any of the LGBTI activist and communities can ask for as the documentary got the message through to a lot of people, who got to know more about the struggles that LGBTI communities go through to claim their space. The most amazing part of the documentary is that it was in a form of entertainment concept. It is directed in a way that one gets to know LGBTI communities at…

Miss eThekwini 2012 turns into a cheap township pagent

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Friday the 28th was the night meant to be all Glitz & Glam but turned to a little township pageant and a complete disaster. For a pageant that has been going on for so many years and that is eThekwini region as a whole and also with the budget from eThekwini municipality it supposed to be the top notch!

First it was the marketing, pathetic is almost the perfect word to describe it. There was nothing, as in nothing! How are people suppose to know about the pageant? I, myself got to know about it through one of the sponsors for the show. The opening sequence, I dint know what to say, either do it right or not at all! Then timing, Jesus Christ!!! The last thing anyone ever want is to be at the pageant for more than 2 hours, but Miss eThekwini went on for 6 hours and I'm still wondering why? I really didn't understand. The food!! The food people, honestly, I cant! How do people run up and down going to queue to dish the food while the pageant is on? What happened to platters? …

ZARTH to turn heads at Durban Fashion Fair

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Its show time! by Yaya Longoria...

ZamakhosiMathe of ZARTH label, a Nongoma born fashion designer, who definesher brand as “elegantly figured” will be sharing the runway with renowned fashion icons at the 1st annual Durban Fashion Fair on the 21st of September at Durban Exhibition Centre.
ZARTH wowed the audiences at the Fashion By The Sea held at Moyo Piere in June. Right after that ZARTH was chosen as one of the 8 invited designers at Vodacom Durban July.ZARTH has gained respect as a brand in the fashion industry in Durban hence the invitation to showcase at such a great category at the Durban Fashion Fair.  ZARTH at Fashion By the Sea 2012
Zamakhosi of ZARTH being a designer that never studied for fashion explains herself as someone who was born a fashion designer, and is honoured and excited to be part of this fashion show. Zamakhosi says “it’s important to know what your brand is about. Where Zarth is concerned, there will always be that element of class irrespective of the trends”…

Fans demanded more songs from LIRA, Jonny Clegg & Toya Delazy at #ECRDurbanDay

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#ECRDurbanDay line-up brought some of the hottest acts on the South African music scene, with the fiercely popular rock band The Parlotones, to the hugely acclaimed Jonny Clegg, the local KZN songstress Toya Delazy and rich silky sound of LIRA the concert was on the other level. One would swear you are at the Glastonbury Festival.
  Pity when I got to the fest, @Khayamthethwa and @shekhinald from @IdolsSA top 10 had already performed whom I really wanted to see performe as I have never experience them live but I think I got there at the perfect moment when @ToyaDelazy was getting on stage. O.M.G, the audience of more than 10 000 people went mad when she performed. She sang her hit songs from her debut album Due Drop and the crowd sang along with stunning dance moves. When Toya sang an acoustic of one of her singles made most people cry which she interpreted as a song that speaks to her journey from where she comes from to where she is today. She was really one of the highlight o…

D.U.R.A.M.A At Lebo Mathosa's Tribute Show #DramaQueen

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Ever since the premier of #DramaQueen, a theatre production on Lebo Mathosa there was NEVER piece but D.U.R.A.M.A!!! As a Durbanite I thought I was missing out. I remember when I first read that two of my favourites, (@SindiNene & Khanyi Mbau) are playing Lebo Mathosa I was ‘’over the moon’’! A part of me was worried though because I know Khanyi Mbau is vocally challenged especially if it’s anything to compare to Lebo Mathosa, then I thought maybe she is there for acting purposes only. Mind you I was not sure if it’s a musical or drama as nothing on the marketing materials could really be specific on what it was. (Not that there was any I bumped into, not even the free facebook event updates) I saw some of the personalities tweeting about it and also on Sindi Nene’s website. On the day of #DramaQueen premier I read NOTHING but negative comments from most well known names such as Lebo Mathosa, Koyo Bala and more… The day after I read a publication by Daily Sun that the show was a d…

Obsessed Christians will stop at NOTHING to STOP Lady Gaga from coming to SA

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With over 55,203,600 fans on facebook and 28, 872, 872 followers on twitter there are people who still believe they have power to stop @ladygaga from coming to SA. I really pity them. Early in June when it was announced that mother monster is coming to SA thousands of people couldn’t wait to get their tickets at computicket and on Wednesday on the same week when tickets were available for the public to purchase, @computicket reported that they are processing over 30 000 online tickets sales per hour. Few hours later @5FM announced that Christians are protesting against @ladygaga coming to entertain her fans in South Africa because they believe she is satanic, they went as far as creating a group on facebook which had little success and was closed down within a blink of an eye.
"For those of you who didn't pay for their tickets, I want my money back"- She said (Madison Squre Garden, Monster Ball Tour)    Yesterday Sunday Sun reported that Christians are at it AGAIN…

Drag Queens Lip Sync For Their Lives On VUZUTV

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If you haven't watch #RuPaul’sDragRace I can proudly say, you are missing out on a great show. When I first heard of the show it was back in 2010 from a friend of mine in Cape Town who had season 2 and gave me a copy. When I first watched it, I was sold! The drag queens on that competition know their story and it stunning! I made sure most of my friends watch the show too and YES they liked it. RuPaul’s Drag Race is a reality show on drag queens competing for the Americas Next Drag Super Star title hosted by the famous drag queen in the US RuPaul.  

Last month when @vuzutv on DSTV channel 123 announced that they will be showing season 1 to season 3 I was so excited so is everyone who has DSTV at home tweeted “I can’t wait to watch drag queens on mzansi screens, it’s long overdue.’’ Then the show premiered, I don’t know when the last time person was got this excited about a new TV show, it was the new best thing on TV and still is. However, I was not shocked, @vuzutv usually …

Bonang Matheba, she is leaving the show that made her famous!

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The famous superstar Bonang Matheba is reported to be leaving the music show that airs on SABC1 every Friday at 21h00 “LIVE” with over 7 million fans who watches it mostly because they love Miss B* Bonang’s public broadcast came as a shock to her bosses who are arranging a show especially for Bonang to keep her on the channel. After Bonang was asked for commemts if she is leaving the show, she said “There is still a lot to consider and I will keep you posted tomorrow, obviously there is a new launch for the show. I don’t know what the future holds.” While another insider confirmed that Bonang will be leaving the show and might be joining MTV Base. SABC officials are reported to be very disappointed by Bonang’s decision as they feel they groomed Bonang and if it wasn’t for LIVE she wouldn’t have been the superstar she is today. Bonang Matheba - Glamour Magazine Columnist, Actress, TV Presenter
Bonang confirmed last week on the leading entertainment news tv show @VEntertainment that she …

My SA Idols Top 10 Review

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Twitter & Facebook have been buzzing with updates about SA Idols Top 10 Finalists, some people are happy with the results and the majority is definatetly not. The question is, did you vote for the deserving to stay in the competition? Here is my review about the Top 10 and your tweets & facebook comments about your favourites and who you think shouldnt have made the cut.
                                                                                            SA Idols Top 10 Finalists
Dominic – Lord knows this dude was not even supposed to be on the Top 10 from the beginning, he sounds terrible and he’s a wooden mic contender if you were to compare him to his competition, I do hope South Africa will make a wise decision and send him home because he doesn’t deserve the Top7 spot he’s in. It's clear people vote for the face/colour not talent. Really disappointed, in his spot I would have put Dumi or Trevor.
Twitter: @carolinenyokong: #IdolsSA @IdolsSA I think Madonsela and…

Fashion By The Sea 2012

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Interview with Sim Shabalala of Lifestyle Oasis/Black Inc Events on FASHION BY THE SEA: 21st May-1st June 2012

Fashion By The Sea is one of the biggest fashion events in SA staged by Lifestyle Oasis, showcasing designs by local designers and well known designers such as Zama of Zarth, DAVID Tlale, Gavin Raja and many more. I attended this event and YES, I can proudly say that what you call CAMERA, LIGHTS, FASHION! Stunning! Read what Sim Shabalala had to say.
1. Fashion by the sea, when was it founded and how long has it been running for? It was conceptualised a few  years back but started in 2011
2. What the inspiration to host this event? Durban’s Iconic landmarks and the need to celebrate local creativity
3. Why at the pier? How more iconic a location could you find? Something that would set this apart from all other fashion shows, and make it a fashion experience
4. What your vision/mission of fashion by the sea? Support and nurture local talent whilst growing the event into an all-en…

JUNE Column - EXIT

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For the past two years Durban has not been the most entertaining City when it comes to the LGBTI events, whilst JHB and Cape Town was known to be the best on putting great shows such as PRIDE and beauty pageants that got audiences talking.
Last year in June Durban hosted a comeback event ‘DURBAN PRIDE, I Am’ to shine again and put Durbanites back on the map. ‘DURBAN PRIDE’ was a weeklong festival with different entertaining events such as Miss Durban Pride and The KZN LGBTI Fashion Show which after them being such a success, they will be held again this year end of June. Regardless of the results by the judges, a few of the queens realized their potential performing in pageants and other competitions and took a big step forward to realize other opportunities in the entertainment industry. One of the finalists for Miss Durban Pride and Miss Gay Durban 2011, Diva Cadach in the picture, who has it all a queen ever dreams of to make it through but never wins any pageants she participates …