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Black Coffee, Thandiswa Mazwai, Hugh Masikela and more to perform alongside Common at DStv Delicious Festival

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South Africa's A-list musicians  Black Coffee, Thandiswa Mazwai, Hugh Masikela and more to perform alongside Common at DStv Delicious Festival

The fifth DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival is expected to live up to its reputation as South Africa’s top culinary and entertainment extravaganza The festival runs over the weekend of 7-8 October. The headline act for the Saturday will be Academy Award-, Golden Globe- and Grammy-winning actor and hip-hop recording artist Common. The rapper will treat festival-goers to songs from his 11 studio albums. Common’s latest offering, Black America Again, released in November 2016, includes the socially conscious title trackfeaturing Stevie Wonder, as well as the anthemLetter to the Free, which was the end-title track to Ava Duvernay’s powerful Oscar-nominated documentary13th. The line-up for the weekend also includes international music heavyweights such as Imagination feat Leee John; British soul singer, song-writer and musician …

Dr Tumi’s Speak A Word debuts at number 1

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Dr Tumi’s Speak A Word debuts at number 1


A month after his historic and sold out The Gathering of Worshippers concert at the Ticketpro Dome, gospel genius Dr Tumi has released the first single Speak A Word. The reception of the track has been nothing short of phenomenal with an impressive debut on top of the iTunes gospel charts this morning. He performed the song to a full house of supporters who enthusiastically joined in and sang along adding to the electrifying atmosphere that permeated the venue that spectacular night. The song is about a believer submitting to the command of the Word of God and acknowledging that His will should be done as they yield to the Word. It's about someone looking for direction from their Creator, especially after exhausting their ways and still failing. Dr Tumi leads the worshippers as they commit to listening to the word and chant the refrain "Your Word is all we need/ We've come for direction Lord". Speak A Word is rousing and inspiring …

THE V&A WATERFRONT UNVEILS ITS MOST AMBITIOUS PROJECT TO DATE: A MUSEUM DEDICATED TO CONTEMPORARY ART FROM AFRICA

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More than four years in the making, the V&A Waterfront’s R500-million project to reimagine the historic grain silo into the world’s largest museum dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora has reached completion, culminating in the official public opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) on Friday, 22 September. Conceptualised by the V&A Waterfront, in consultation with Heatherwick Studio, the museum is housed in a building that had humble beginnings as part of an industrial shipping facility in the Cape Town Harbour. The almost 100-year-old grain silo today has an entirely new purpose: custodian of some of the most important contemporary artwork on the African continent. A joint not-for-profit partnership between the V&A Waterfront and German business entrepreneur Jochen Zeitz, the museum is an important endeavour in almost every respect. From preserving the historic architectural and industrial legacy of what was once the tallest…

Happily ever after - The Wedding Bashers are here!

Happily ever after - The Wedding Bashers are here! The Wedding Bashers kick off with a bang… and some tequilas!
In tonight’s premiere episode of M-Net’s brand new original format The Wedding Bashers, two South African couples went head-to-head, vying for the ultimate prize package: over R800 000 worth of prizes. Included in the spectacular prize are R250 000 cash from M-Net, designer appliances from Gorenje worth R200 000, a seven night second honeymoon courtesy of The Moorings and Air Seychelles, R100 000 worth of jewellery from Jack Friedman and R100 000 of make-up and cosmetics from Essence, Caribbean Tan, Lov and Catrice cosmetics.
Each week, four celebrity Wedding Bashers – Cindy Nell, Siba Mtongana, Denise Zimba and Zavion Kotze - will make their way to nuptial celebrations across the country where they will join in the festivities and then discreetly rate the Big Day.  As the show’s resident fashion expert, Cindy has been tasked to share her thoughts about the wedding gown, garmen…

Gauteng Sport Awards 2017 category renamed

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Gauteng Sport Awards 2017 category renamed
The Most Promising Athlete category has been renamed The RandWest Most Promising  Athlete. The category was previously announced as Most Promising Athlete, but now is sponsored by the RandWest City. ‘Investing in the youth and the future of sport is a priority to us the people of RandWest and we are proud to be associated with the RandWest Most Promising Athlete category,’ remarked mayor of RandWest Mzi Khumalo.
RandWest is proud to be home of legendary sportsmen like Peter Terror Mathebula, Patrick Ace Ntsoelengoe, Joseph Banks Setlhodi, Donald Ace Khuse, Bobang Phiri, Alladin Mean Machine Stevens, Jan Kid Gavilan Bergman, Simon Ramoni, Moses Somo and Steve Rampai. Added Khumalo: ‘It only makes sense that we would be backing the RandWest Most Promising Athlete category because it’s important to spot young talent and groom it for tomorrow’s legends as we have done in the past.’
The nominees in the RandWest Most Promising Athlete are: Madimetja Male…

My Kitchen Rules SA Second group of home cooks show off their skills!

Teaser: My Kitchen Rules SA Second group of home cooks show off their skills!
After Kelly and Claire’s shock elimination from the competition last week, this Sunday’s episode of My Kitchen Rules SA ushers in a brand new group of five pairs of home cook contestants, all vying to impress each other and celebrity judges David Higgs and J’Something in a bid to get to the top of the leader board and stay in the competition.
This eclectic bunch of contestants certainly don’t hold back when it comes to how they feel about each other’s cooking skills, but even though they clearly talk the talk, can they walk the walk? Get to know them here:
Charnell and Kerry: These BFFs from Weltevreden Park in Johannesburg are creative working moms. Kerry, who used to be an accounts manager, recently resigned from her job in order to pursue a career in food and photography. These feisty ladies mean business and have the ambition to try to make their Instant Restaurant experience count.
Jamandi and Machiel: This …

Connect with Pr PRIYANKARELEASES THIRD SINGLE “EASY LOVE” FT DONALD

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Connect with Pr PRIYANKARELEASES THIRD SINGLE “EASY LOVE” FT DONALD
South African singer and songwriter Priyanka is proud to announce the release of her third single “Easy Love” featuring multi-award winning artist Donald.“Easy love” is set to follow the success of her debut single “Science” which featured Kapital K and her solo sophomore single “Chest Pains” released in early 2017. “Easy love” is the third and final single to be released ahead of the album launch next month.


Speaking about the inspiration for the single Priyanka revealed that, “Loving someone is inevitable, but having that bond where everything feels perfect and 'easy' is rare. Very few people are blessed enough to come across someone that awakens their soul, that makes them feel alive and makes the obstacles of feel like a breeze with them around. That’s the kind of love that inspired Donald and I to write and record ‘Easy Love’” “I had a great time working on this record with Priyanka. Although she’s still a n…

WHEN CHAOS REIGNS, A NEW LINE OF ORDER WILL GAIN CONTROL IN SEASON 2 OF LOCKDOWN

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WHEN CHAOS REIGNS, A NEW LINE OF ORDER WILL GAIN CONTROL IN SEASON 2 OF LOCKDOWN

South Africa’s iconic prison drama series, Lockdown, returns this October with anticipated vigour as high stakes power struggles and hunger for revenge take centre stage.
Season 1 wrapped with a shocking finale that saw Warden Sharon Zulu hauled off to jail and Governor Beauty demoted from her treasured position.
The new season picks up in the aftermath, digging deeper into the characters that make up Thabazimbi Women’s Correctional Service; from the tough-as-nails, Tyson (Lorcia Cooper) to celebrity jailbird Monde (Zola Nombona) and Mazet (Dawn Thandeka King) as they find their feet and fight for survival in the midst of a shake-up that is caused by new arrivals on the scene.
Fresh from another prison enters the most dangerous inmate in South Africa, Maki Magwaza who is played by Linda Sebezo. Maki seeks revenge on the woman who took her son away from her and everyone will soon get to see that spilling blood…

Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 2017 presents FAK’UGESI BEATS

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FAK'UGESI BEATS 16TH SEPTEMBER FT MASEGO, ZAKI IBRAHIM, NONKU PHIRI, JOE KAY, MNDSGN, MELODIESINFONIE & EVIL NEEDLE, HANNAH FAITH, DOOWAP AND PETITE NOIR


Today Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 2017 released a vast 10 day programme that will unfold at the Tshimologong Innovation Precinct in Braamfontein between the 6th and 16th of September 2017. As part of the 2017 programme, the festival also revealed an exciting new curatorial partnership with WeHeartBeat titled FAK’UGESI BEATSwhich focused on the intersection of music production, performance and technology through workshops, panel talks and the fesitval’s finale event Fak’ugesi Beats Bloc Party on 16thSeptember which boasts interactive arts and projections and a riveting lineup of both local and international powerhouses such as trap-jazz trailblazer Masego, Soulection founder Joe Kay, Stonesthrow beatmaker MNDSGN, European producers Melodiesinfonie and Evil Needle, Britain’s Hannah Faith and local luminaries Pe…