As Lip Sync Battle Africa enters its fourth week, MTV is rolling out its big hitters in the most intense, testosterone-packed face-off yet: Nigerian superstarFlavour and actor and TV star Maps Maponyane are the latest celebrities to shrug off their inhibitions, let their hair down and get their guns out for Lip Sync Battle Africa (MTV, DStv channel 130, 20:50 CAT, 5 May 2016).
The two finely-honed heartthrobs rise to the occasion, getting the most out of the comedy format as they posture, preen, and show off their abs, while dissing each other in comic mockery. EvenD’Banj gets in on the act, eager to demonstrate his own sex god status, appearing with his shirt unbuttoned to the navel in a bid to counter the threat of the two warring idols.
Offering a wide range of top quality dairy products, Woolworths’ selection process is carefully considered, with many of the products exclusive to stores. These efforts have been recognised with no less than 65 awards, including 10 Agri-Expo Qualité Awards at the 2016 South African Dairy Championships, which were announced at a gala dinner in Cape Town on Wednesday 27th April.
Following great success in last year, 2016 saw Woolworths take home 36 first prize awards out of a total of 97 product categories. Of the 23 Qualité Awards given, Woolworths dairy products received 10 of these, nine of which for products exclusive to Woolworths stores. Continue reading
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After viewing almost 5000 online entries for the role of Nomalanga, Rhythm City invited 12 hopefuls for call-backs at their studios in Johannesburg. At a special breakfast on Tuesday, 26 April they announced that Nomalanga Shozi will be the newest cast member to join the award winning soapie.
Nomalanga is a 22-year-old Radio DJ, PR graduate and aspiring actress from Durban. She grew up in Port Shepstone, admiring the actors on Rhythm City, and always hoped that she will get the opportunity to be on TV one day. Nomalanga will play the role of Nomalanga, Zolani’s fiancé and the daughter of a mining magnate and struggle veteran. She starts filming early May, and her first broadcast will be on Wednesday, 13 July. Continue reading
The seventh season of SA’s Got Talent welcomes its new host, Mongezi ‘Mo’ Mahlangu. Mo is known for his eccentric comedy and lovable persona. He will bring an exciting element to the country’s most watched talent search show.
Mo is ecstatic for his new venture on SA’s Got Talent. ‘It’s a dream come true. SA’s Got Talent is an internationally renowned show and it’s only an honour to carry the show with loads of humour, fun and energy. I am extremely excited to be working with the SA’s Got Talent judges and most importantly, all the amazing talent that we will see. It will be so interesting as our country is full of new age acts that can do nearly anything. I’m really looking forward to it.’ says Mo on his new role of being the host of SA’s Got Talent.
‘Mo is no stranger to television audiences in South Africa and we are excited to see what he will bring to the new season of SA’s Got Talent. He is the perfect host to keep the contestant’s nerves calm before they hit the stage to impress the judges as well as providing viewers with an entertaining presentation of the show.’ says Marlon Davids, acting MD: e.tv Channels Division. Continue reading
During May 2016, the South African public can gear up for a trip down memory lane when BZN’s Jan Keizer and Anny Schilder will perform at Silverstar, accompanied by a world class band. As music icons of the 70’s and 80’s, Jan and Anny received numerous gold and platinum awards for their work.
Their story started back in 1965 when a group of friends from the Dutch town of Volendam started making music under the name of BZN, short for ‘Band Zonder Naam’. Eleven years later they had their big breakthrough with the number one song ‘Mon Amour’, with the fabulous vocals of beautiful Anny Schilder and Jan Keizer as the popular male lead singer. Continue reading
Hosted by small-but-perfectly-formed SAFTA award-winning actor, comedian and TV host,Thomas Gumede, Ridiculousness Africa hunts the length and breadth of the internet on your behalf seeking out the weirdest, the whackiest, and uncontestably the most stupid stunts ever committed to video. So, if you love to watch people doing strange, unusual and frankly idiotic things in boats, cars, bikes, pools, on trampolines and more, then this is the show for you.Gumede will be joined by co-hosts, co-conspirators and “Club 808” presenter Boity Thulo and Nigerian comic genius Basketmouth as they laugh, shriek, hide behind the sofa, and generally dissect the jaw-dropping exploits of irrational peeps who just can’t control the urge to do something incredibly stupid in front of a camera. Continue reading
THOUSANDS SUPPORT PETITION AGAINST MCDONALD’S SA TO STOP SUFFERING OF HENS AND COMMIT TO CAGE-FREE EGGS!
An online petition supported by thousands and additional pressure from four local animal protection groups might just get McDonald’s South Africa’s attention to source eggs from cage-free hens in South Africa, despite the popular franchise’s refusal to commit when appeals were made earlier this year. To date, more than 16,400 people have signed the petition.
During September 2015, McDonald’s internationally committed to phasing out battery cages from their supply chain in Canada and the United States within 10 years (following previous animal welfare commitments in Europe, North America and South America). However, corresponding commitments have not been made by McDonald’s South Africa. Continue reading
Johannesburg 26 April 2016: BET (DStv channel 129) has revealed that Jesse Suntele(South Africa), Shamilla Miller (South Africa) and Alex Khayo (Kenya) are the finalists in the “Top Actor Africa” dramatic reality contest.
“Top Actor Africa” airs on BET (DStv channel 129) every Tuesday night at 19:30 CAT.
In this week’s show, the last 4 contestants were tasked with “Romantic Period Piece”; joined by actor/celebrity Erica Ash (Real Husbands of Hollywood and “Survivor Remorse”), the actors embarked on the hardest challenge to date. While Jesse, Shamillaand Alex rose to the challenge, and an emotional Tobechi Nneji (Nigeria) failed to make the cut, took her final curtain call on the show.
As they approach the final hurdle, the 3 finalists will be tasked with their final challenge, “Action Movie”, in which they will have to pull out all the stops to convince the judges that they deserve the Top Actor Africa crown. Continue reading
With April the month of health awareness, it’s yet another reason to try and kick that cigarette habit. Though smoking is on the decrease, there are still an estimated 7 million people in South Africa aged 18 or older who need their fix. Nicotine is a powerful drug that develops dependence in its users, and it’s ranked third on the list of the world’s most addictive substances, behind hard drugs like crack cocaine and heroin.
Now a new wave of people are discovering the proven benefits of exercise in their quest to kick the habit. While smoking aids like e-cigarettes and nicotine gum end up prolonging the dependence on nicotine, exercise is a potent alternative to the craving, and helps develop a healthy mind and a healthy body.
Here are 5 ways getting active can help you break the habit for good. Continue reading
Johannesburg, 26 April 2016 – The recent anti-rape protests at Rhodes University by students and staff members highlight an important and disturbing issue in South African society, where it is estimated that one in five women are victims of rape and other forms of gender-based violence (GBV) each year.
Not only have the protests brought to the fore the scourge that is rape and GBV, they have also sparked a call for a fundamental shift in our collective consciousness regarding the manner in which rape and GBV are dealt with, as well as how the unequal power relationships between genders should be addressed.
In the spirit of joining this call and strengthening its voice, youth leadership development organisation loveLife extends its support for the protests and its core underlying message – that we as responsible, aware and engaged citizens do not stand for rape and other forms of GBV; that we see it as our duty to protect and uphold the rights of those who have been marginalised and made vulnerable in a society that has for far too long been complicit in reinforcing unequal gender power relationships. Continue reading