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South Africa – currently the top pageant country in the world – is looking for the magic double at Miss Universe as Tamaryn Green reveals two of her pageant outfits

Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green revealed two of her pageant outfits today – including her breath-taking official national costume which pays homage to the Blue Crane – as she prepares to compete in the Miss Universe competition.

Miss Universe 2018 takes place on Monday, December 17, in Bangkok in Thailand and South Africans are hoping for a consecutive win as reigning Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa will crown her successor at the end of the event.

Miss Universe is known for only one “double win” in its history – Venezuela’s Dayana Mendoza and Stefanía Fernández took the crown consecutively in 2008 and 2009.

Suzette van der Merwe, on behalf of the Miss South Africa Organisation, announced that South Africa is currently the top pageant country in the world based on wins and finalists in the Top 10.

The 67th edition of the pageant features contestants from 95 countries, surpassing the previous record of 92 contestants in 2017, and is watched by millions of people around the globe.

Twenty-four-year-old Green, from Paarl in the Western Cape, was crowned Miss South Africa 2018 in May this year. At the time of winning the title, she was a sixth and final year medical student at the University of Cape Town with her sights set on specialising in paediatrics once she qualifies.

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Family, the sun and a decent curry is what artist, Qwade Dunn – who is currently conquering the overseas market and living abroad – is most looking forward to when he returns to SA shores this November for a short trip to promote his new single, Girlfriend, which was released to radio earlier this month.

I have been back and forth for the past two years between London, Berlin and South Africa and I love that music gets to bring me back home,” says Qwade.

The new single has already started playing on the airwaves around the country.  With its playful interpretation of lust, the track – written by Dunn, Jazz Purple and ManCub (who recently collaborated with Ray J and Rich the Kid) – is a feel-good pop song that fuses Dunn’s signature South African sound with international flair.  As temperatures rise, the talented Qwade Dunn is making a strong case for ‘song of the summer’. While Dunn often writes his own material, he is an advocate for the power of collaboration. “I’m all for collaborating with songwriters and producers,” he says. “I think too many artists make the mistake of keeping things too close to their chest, when really, the magic comes from having several people with different perspectives working towards the same goal.”

In terms of his musical career this ambitious artist – who describes himself as 90% business – believes that he has hardly scratched the surface of what can be achieved. “You’ve got to set unobtainable goals and keep working” – wise words from a kid who started out as a DJ at school events and now not only runs his own successful company, but who also writes and produces his own music.  With plans that include conquering Africa one country at a time – both as an artist and an entrepreneur – it is clear that Qwade Dunn means business.

Listen to GIRLFRIEND here: https://soundcloud.com/qwadedunn/qdgirlfriend

Summer is here and 5FM have you covered with their We’ve Got Summer campaign which kicks off this week. The radio station which has been synonymous with some of the best parties in the country return this Summer with various events around South Africa as we get the festive season into gear.

Through several partnered events, you will find 5FM and their popular DJs at events in the major cities. The party season kicks off with Capsule Fest, powered by 5FM onSaturday, 24 November. This year’s event headliner is Californian rapper Vince Staples who will be supported by South African acts that include the likes of A.K.A, Riky Rick, Babes Wodumo, Shane Eagle  and DJ Speedsta. The street culture festival promises to deliver elements of urban culture from art to music and street wear enthusiasts. The event kicks off at 2pm and Nicole da Silvawill broadcast her show The Weekend Playdatefrom the event in Zone 6in Soweto from 14:00 – 17:00. Tickets to the event are R200 for General Access and R400 for VIP and available at Computicket.

The Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100takes place on Sunday, 2 Decemberat FNB Stadium and 5FM are one of the SABC radio stations supporting the event as official media partners. The event has, since 2012, assisted with various Global Goals raising both awareness and funds for interventions ranging from alleviating poverty to education. 5FM have hosted competitions giving away tickets to its listeners including a school initiative where they asked high school students to show off their community work in order to win tickets for their school. 5FM will provide live links from the event, which includes international performers Beyonce, Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, Usher and more.  Continue reading

Outrageously funny, wild-haired comedian, Schalk Bezuidenhout returns to The Boardwalk with his latest one man production, Snorseun, on 23 November 2018. Born and bred in an Afrikaans family in Kemptom Park, Gauteng, Bezuidenhout has made a name for himself at home and in Europe since he began plying his trade – telling jokes in English – in 2011.

Bezuidenhout is known for telling it like it is without reservation – and for his colourful choice of jerseys and wild curly hair. On stage, he is fun and energetic, with a style of comedy that appeals to all races and creeds. He has come a long way since his early days of comedy, performing at comedy venues and festivals across the country, alongside some of the biggest names in South African comedy.

For his latest show, Snorseun, he goes back to his Afrikaans roots. Don’t miss Bezuidenhout live on stage at The Boardwalk Amphitheatre at 20h00 on 23 November 2018. Tickets are R120 at Computicket.

Homegrown talent, DJ Eazy E, ChapterTHREE and Melissa Allison to support International stars Sybil and  Judy Boucher on Saturday 1st December 2018 at

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Marmalade Productions and CB Entertainment are proud to announce, DJ Eazy E, Chapter THREE and Melissa Allison to support international singing sensations, Sybil and Judy Boucher for one show only in Port Elizabeth on 1st December.  Cape Town’s maestro Camillo Lombard and band will support all acts and the event will commence at 16h00 and will run for six hours.

DJ Eazy E has spent over 25 years honing his craft as a club and event dj. He has shared a stage/dj box with the top international and local stars including: Fatboy Slim(UK), Busta Rhymes & the Flipmode Squad, Roland Clark(USA), DJ Zinhle, Mi Casa, Crazy White Boy(Ryan Murgatroyd & Kosta K),  Roger Goode(5FM), Fresh(5FM), Euphonik(5fm), Dino Bravo(5FM), Dj Kent(5FM), Lady Lea, Loyiso, Craig de Sousa, Dj Cleo, Ready D, Dj Waxxy, Carl Cox, T Bose(Metro FM), Oskido, Jazzy D(JHB). He has recently shared the stage with international 90’s artists, Sonia, Black Box & Lonnie Gordon. DJ Eazy E played sets at the internationally televised IPL Cricket in South Africa and a past winner of the Millers Draught Eastern Cape battle of the dj’s.

ChapterTHREE is a vocal group established in 2008 and have performed at numerous functions and events covering songs from a wide range of eras and genre from the Manhattans’ hits of the 70’s to Bruno Mars’ chart-busting singles of 2018. Their performances have often been described as entertaining, explosive, inspiring, touching and heartfelt because of their stage presence, dance routines and mesmerizing harmonies. It is this versatility that has seen ChapterTHREE, becoming one of the Eastern Cape’s most sort after group. They have released several singles playlisted on local radio and have performed at some of the biggest events the Eastern Cape. They are also the winners of the Best Vocal Group category 2011 and Artist of The Year 2012 at the Bay FM Bay Area Music Awards. Continue reading

“Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu” this is the proverb meant to educate and inspire all around the continent as we reach the month of reconciliation, Simple Tone seems to be making sure that this time around this message is being echoed and heard around Africa with his new song titled We Are One, which will get everyone in the motherland dancing to their roots.

The Dj/Producer collaborates with Aruba beatz and house duo Black Motion on the project, the track is performed on a house tribal beat produced by Simple Tone, Aruba beatz and the magic touch of Black Motion. Truth be told, with a producer combination like this one, best believe your ears will be blown away with a splash of diversity.

Aruba Beatz vocalist kat does not hold back her pipes on her hook and verses; she really graces the song with her soulful voice and captures the true sound of Africa. The theme of the song tackles social problems like xenophobia, poverty, abuse and discrimination, and one must say the message is heartfelt in every beat.

So no matter how far you live or come from, whether you are from Botswana, Nigeria, Namibia, Lesotho or Zimbabwe, just pick up your music device and listen to Simple Tone as he unites Africa.

Chester Missing, South Africa’s most vocal and politically-opinionated puppet is joining eNCA with a brand new show. Almost News with Chester Missing will air at 7:30pm on Sunday evenings from November 25.

The show will take an irreverent look at the current affairs landscape and put high-profile politicians through their paces in interviews only the country’s most famous puppet can get away with. Chester Missing is, of course, delighted, “I have my own TV show. I’m a puppet. Have any of you realised how crazy this is? Someone tell Hlaudi. He broke ground for puppets everywhere.”

Chester’s creator Conrad Koch is equally thrilled, “Chester and I are hugely excited to be creating this show with South Africa’s best news source, eNCA, and the amazing award-winning team at Diprente. South Africa has huge room for incisive, hilarious satire as we move towards elections next year. We want to make Almost News with Chester Missing both well researched and really, really funny.”

Says eNCA’s Editor-In-Chief Mapi Mhlangu, “Over many years Chester has become an integral part of the political firmament and has asked questions of our leaders no one else would dare to. And with one or two exceptions, politicians and business leaders love the interchange and are happy to participate. Chester also provides a release valve for South Africans who need to laugh at each other and themselves.”

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eMedia Investments will launch eReality, a television channel dedicated to showcasing premium reality television, exclusively on the Openview platform in November.

eReality will broadcast some of the world’s most popular reality programmes, featuring real-life stories, fascinating personalities and human emotion in its rawest form. Some of the channel’s compelling programmes include the popular Little Women: LA, Cheaters, Hoarding: Buried Alive, Pawn Stars, Botched! and Myth Busters.

Shows like Border Security: America’s Frontline and Untold Stories of the ER will hook viewers, taking them into the worlds of law enforcement and emergency medicine. Fans of extreme adventure reality will be enthralled by the likes of Python Hunters and Running Wild with Bear Grylls. eReality will offer a peek at the peculiar, with shows like Dating Naked and My Strange Addiction.

eReality will also cater to true crime fans with a number of premium international crime documentaries and series, including Aaron Hernandez Uncovered, The Case Of Caylee Anthony, The Disappearance of Natalie Holloway, Unspeakable Crime: The Killing Of Jessica Chambers, #killerpost and Buried In The Backyard.

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You’ve done the hard work – now it’s time to claim your matric fame by using our matric exams website, brought to you in partnership with Educor, Southern Africa’s largest private tertiary education provider.

If you’re writing matric in 2018, click on the link above to read more or go straight to http://matric.sowetanlive.co.za right now to sign up – it’s quick and easy, and you could win R10,000!

Once you have signed up, you can create a quick profile using your matric exam number. You can also upload a picture of yourself and tell us about your dreams for the future, along with other details.

When the results are released in January, we will link your result to your profile so that your achievement is no longer an anonymous number but something special linked to you and your plans.

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-11-14-calling-all-matrics-claim-your-fame-and-you-could-win-r10000/

Johannesburg, 14 November 2018: Some of Africa’s finest young artists will gather at The Sheds at 1 Fox Street this Saturday for what promises to be a one-of-a-kind visual art, music, fashion and food feast.

The second edition of One Source Live creative festival will be serving up an optical buffet bound to leave the crowd satiated. From Mzansi’s darling of street fashion photography Trevor Stuurman and Kenya’s surrealist marvel photographer Osborne Macharia, to pure untapped young talent, the art exhibition will offer up vibrant works of photographs, paintings, installations and exhibitions.

The sartorial lensman, Stuurman, has created a multi-discipline installation that incorporates stills photography and performance art, lending a live pulsating feel to his exhibition that will be on show at different times throughout the day.

Macharia, who was the toast of the continent earlier this year when he unveiled commissioned critically-acclaimed art pieces to celebrate the release of Black Panther, will wow aficionados and newbies alike with his intriguing works that play in the Afro-futurism and science fiction narratives.

Those with an eye for the new will be delighted with five large-scale 3D installations commissioned by some of SA’s brightest young designers – Russell Abrahams, Seth Pimental, David Tshabalala, Keith Vlahakis and Lauren Mitchell. Look out for bottles of Absolut turned into works of art, social commentary via dynamic prints, vibrant palettes of energy, artistic reimagining of Africa and more showcases of an edgy youth spirit.

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