Showing posts from August, 2017

Her vocal highness Kelly Khumalo to share her story through music: #UpCloseAndPersonalWithKellyKhumalo

“From the minute that I entered the industry, I have always been under scrutiny and I have never had the chance to enjoy being a musician and to find my feet. A lot has happened and tabloids have always ‘owned’ my story. But now 13 years in, I feel I am in a space to own my story and my experiences, hence my latest offering being titled ‘My Truth’.” - Kelly Khumalo

South Africa have been waiting for this forever!  Finally, it's here. Up close and personal with  Kelly Khumalo. 

For the first time in 13 years, her vocal highness, Kelly Khumalo will own the stage in a one- woman show at the Lyric theatre, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg South on Thursday 24 August 2017.

Kelly Khumalo this one night special she will tell her story the only way she knows how - through song.
With her number of latest hits singles such as Asine, Somizi, NguweLo, Ngiyabuza ft. Robbie Malinga and Thando to na,e a few, we its a guaranteed it going to be a full house.
Not forgeting that her vocal highness ha…
Durban Fashion Fair 2017 is here!
Excitement is building for the annual Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) 2017 where over 40 designers, including seven from Africa, will take to the ramp in 16 shows at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre.

We are excited to see designers who have been part of DFF since it inception being part of the 6th edition. Designers such as Paledi Segapo of Palse, ZARTH,  House of Alfalfa and House of StLuke have shown their excusite garments from the beginning of DFF and will be part of this year's edition.

Other designers to look for are Terence Bray who won designer of the week last year. Duke, Quiteria & George and many other great local and international designers.

Durban Fashion Fair with a theme "Dawn Of The Arts" This year is set to take place  from Wednesday, August 23 to Friday, August 25 followed by the DFF Recognition Awards Show on Saturday, August 26 which honours and recognises the top designers and models taking p…

My Kitchen Rules kicks off with tension, tears and taste-bud risks in Bloemfontein

My Kitchen Rules kicks off with tension, tears and taste-bud risks in Bloemfontein 

On Sunday 13 August at 18:00 M-Net 101 will be turning up the heat with My Kitchen Rules South Africa, the channel’s brand new local reality cooking show based on the mega television hit from Australia. In the first episode, the cameras roll in Bloemfontein where two “besties”, working moms Leanne and Liz,  have to put their 'best food forward' to impress the critics around the table. 
This exciting format plays out in different stages, showcasing the cuisine of pairs of contestants from around the country. For the next five weeks, the first five pairs of contestants have to create an instant restaurant in their own homes where their food is scored by their rival contestants as well as celebrity chefs David Higgs and J’ Something. At the end of this round viewers will say goodbye to the pair with the lowest overall score. After that, we meet more pairs who will go through the same process and fro…


Famous Last Words: Jeannie D 

What do TV presenters Jeannie Dand Khanyi Mbau, rapper and Idols SA host ProVerb; celebrity chef and MasterChef SA judge Benny Masekwameng; media personalitiesKuli Roberts and John RobbieIsidingo star Robert Whitehead and former Bafana Bafana player Mark Williams have in common?
They are all about to be turned into stand-up comedians thanks to help from some comic heavyweights and Comedy Central’s brilliant new show Famous Last Words, which debuts on the channel (DStv 122) on MondayAugust 14, at 21h00. Not only is it going to provide 10 weeks of riveting television, it is all for a good cause! There will be a Famous Last WordsGala Event – open to the public with stand-up performances by the comics and their celebrity mentees – with proceeds going to the Smile Foundation.

The comedians – Jason Goliath, John Vlismas, Casper de Vries, Rob van Vuuren, Nina Hastie, Kagiso Lediga, Mpho Popps and Joey Rasdien – will spend time with their celebrity partners and …

Jazz & Hip-Hop - Riky Rick & Hugh Masekela A trans-generational musical collaboration

Jazz & Hip-Hop -
Riky Rick & Hugh MasekelaA trans-generational musical collaboration

This spring, Standard Bank brings you an out of the blue ground-breaking meeting of musical minds. Two South African mavericks will collide for a never before seen exchange on the road to the 20th edition of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz.
The legendary trumpeter and composer, Hugh Masekela and chart-topping producer and rap-star, Riky Rick will come together for an epoch marking collaborative project.
This rare cross generational creative conversation and collaboration brings jazz and hip-hop together to unfold a new chapter in the history of South African music making.
The collaboration will see the dynamic rap-star, Riky Rick taking on some of Masekela’s most loved hits to re-imagine and remix them from his generational vantage point. The inimitable Masekela will also have a go at some of Riky Rick’s most memorable hits when the pair meet on stage on 20 September 2017, before an exclusive audienc…

DFF brings further career options to Durban Youth

DFF brings further career options to Durban Youth

As part of their mentee programme, the Durban Fashion Fair team recently identified five aspirant makeup artists to take part in a five day master class. They will form part of the 15 strong Kryolan make-up crew for the upcoming Durban Fashion Fair which takes place at the ICC from August 23-26 and proudly presented by the eThekwini Municipality.
The five were selected from amongst a large number of youngster who completed application forms during a career expo and backed by sponsor, Kryolan, one of the world’s largest make up companies.
The master class course involved many make up styles featuring that of natural looks, smoky eyes, fashion forward and fashion photographic looks.
Sindi Shangase, Convenor of Durban Fashion Fair stated: “We are delighted to have Kryolan on board as a sponsor. It’s been exciting to watch the students develop their skills with the backing of such a well-respected international brand that is used by profession…


During the month of August, graphic designer David Tshabalala, popularly known as Slaying Goliath, will be showcasing his Run the World series of images at Joziburg, Johannesburg’s freshest new downtown complex at One Eloff. The exhibition stems from his three year old Instabition that profiles a woman a day through the month of August, in his playful and graphic style.
David Tshabalala is a rising graphic designer, the merit in his work has seen him selected to be an Emerging Creative at the 2013 Design Indaba. He has been featured in various creative blogs and was a mentee on the Play Energy Drink sponsored Creative Union reality show on Vuzu in 2013. David was also selected as one The Mail and Guardian’s 200 Top South Africans in 2015. “Run The World stemmed from a bunch of requests from female friends who wanted me to illustrate them on separate occasions…” Explains David…

South African and KZN Talent to Shine at this year’s 19th annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience

South African and KZN Talent to Shine at this year’s 19th annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience 23 August – 3 September 2017
The JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (situated in the College of Humanities), showcases a number of South African, and international choreographers, dancers and dance-makers at this year’s 19th edition which takes place at various venues in Durban from 23 August to 3 September.
Dance-lovers can expect to see a variety of contemporary styles speaking to a myriad issues from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, and then further afield from Holland (INTRODANS), Germany (steptext dance projects) and the West African country of Benin (Marcel Gbeffa).
Opening night on August 23 features choreography by South Africa’s celebrated dancer and dance-maker Gregory Maqoma of Vuyani Dance Theatre in collaboration with Helge Letonja, of Germany’s steptext dance projects.
Benin dancer and choreographer Mar…



Trending Comicsis coming to South Africa and while we are not talking Batman, Wonder Woman or The Avengers, we are talking some of the hottest young comedians performing in the country today!

In its debut South African showing, Trending Comics will feature a stellar line up of our very own comic superheroes in Schalk BezuidenhoutRobby CollinsLoyiso Madinga and Neil Greenembarking on a nationwide tour that will touch down in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg at the end of October and beginning of November. As if that wasn’t enough firepower comedy in one ensemble, there will be different heavyweight comedians to host the shows in each city and we are excited to confirm them as the following; Kurt Schoonraad (Cape Town)Carvin Goldstone (Durban), and Donovan Goliath (Johannesburg).
Ever since the notion of 'trending' emerged on social media, it has become a global obsession – everyone wants to 'trend', everyone wants to see what's…