Suave. Charismatic. Graceful. Those are just a few qualities that Kingsley Siseko Langa possesses as he enters the world of Scandal! towards the end of July. He is a human rights lawyer and a proud man of few words that strives for justice and always fighting for the underdog. He is an introvert that avoids publicity, but has an air of nobility. How will Kingsley Siseko Langa shake the world of Scandal! up in the next few months? Viewers will have to wait and see.
Hlomla Dandala is no stranger to Scandal! as he was a director for the show in the past. The award winning actor and director has many accolades under his belt. He was the winner of the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Pan African Film Festival on 2011, won the award for ‘Best Actor’ at the Ghana Movie Awards in 2012 and was also nominated for ‘Best Actor’ at the Monte Carlo Film Festival on 2011. HIs film appearances includeFools, Red Dust and Lord Of War. He is also currently shooting the ‘Madiba’ mini-series alongside the Emmy Award winning Laurence Fishburne in Johannesburg.
Marlon Davids, MD of e.tv Channels Division, is delighted that Hlomla has joined the Scandal! cast. ‘Hlomla Dandala is a household name and we are thrilled that he will be a part of Scandal!. We would like to welcome Hlomla to the e.tv family and look forward to what he brings to our screens on the show.’ says Davids.
Watch Scandal! every weekday at 7:30PM on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194).
SABC 3 has launched Top Chef South Africa, a local version of the well-known and hugely successful American reality TV series, Top Chef. The show is scheduled to start on SABC 3 on Tuesday, 12 July at 8pm and will see well established chefs or ‘cheftestants’ from around the country compete in various culinary challenges. The launch event brought together foodies and celebs at the Top Chef Studio in Randburg.
Top Chef South Africa, produced by Urban Brew Studios, will follow the same international format as the original show complete with fast-paced ‘Quickfire Challenges’, nail-biting ‘Elimination Challenges’ and the dreaded ‘Judges’ Table’. In each episode one or more contestants are sent home by the judges.
Close encounters dominated an exciting second day’s play at the Under-13 Coca-Cola Craven Week at Paarl Gymnasium on Tuesday, as the teams threw everything at one another after finding their feet on the opening day on Monday.
By the end of the day’s play hosts DHL Western Province, the TW Profile Services Valke, Sharks and Itec Blue Bulls remained the only unbeaten teams in the competition.
In the main matches of the day, hosts, Western Province ground out a narrow 5-3 victory against the Golden Lions, the Valke defeated the Konica Minolta Free State 16-12, and the Blue Bulls held their nerve for a 5-0 victory against their sister union, the Limpopo Blue Bulls.
The first half between the Bidvest Golden Lions and DHL Western Province was hard fought as both teams’ forwards and backs combined well to deliver solid displays. Such was the close nature of the half, a penalty by the Johannesburg side was the only points scored. Continue reading
Programme: Car Crash Couples
Channel: MTV (DStv 130)
Date: Wednesday 6 July
The couples are half way through their European road race and after it all became too much for Hunter and Stefanie, there are just three couples left. Before they can hit the road, they must first hit the water with their first challenge to kayak across Lake Como. After Frida left Joey heartbroken there’s plenty of tension and a night out in Milan shows that Frida is definitely single and ready to mingle. The green eyed monster rears its head in Rob and Ashley’s relationship while an unexpected passenger makes for a less than peaceful race to the finish line in Monte Carlo.
Don’t miss this exhilarating episode of Car Crash Couples only on MTV (DStv channel 130) at 21:15 CAT.
Back in Cape Town in July by overwhelming public demand is platinum selling singer and songwriter, Tevin Campbell. GrandWest will welcome Campbell to its stage for one show on 22 July 2016. This show, like his previous concerts in South Africa in 2013, is expected to sell out quickly.
“What a coup to have Tevin Campbell performing on our stage in July 2016. His fans were quick off the mark to purchase tickets to his previous South African shows, leaving many disappointed at having missed out. Here is another chance to see this talented artist live in Cape Town,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest.
Fans can expect to hear many of Campbell’s popular hits as well as new material such as his latest single, “Safer”, released earlier this year. During his career, Campbell has been mentored by some of the world’s legendary artists including Quincy Jones and Prince. He has also worked with some of the industry’s top writers and producers including Babyface, Al B. Sure, Narada Michael Walden, Wyclef and Sean “Diddy” Combs.
Stand a chance to win a set of tickets to Tevin’s show in Cape Town here:
Jones took a special interest in Campbell’s talent and was featured on “Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)”, which hit number one on the R&B charts in June 1990. Later that year, he appeared in Prince’s Graffiti Bridge film singing “Round and Round” which became a gold single. In the summer of 1991, he featured on the soundtrack to Boyz in the Hood singing “Just Ask Me To”, which went on to become a top ten R&B hit. All of this set the stage for his debut album, 1991s T.E.V.I.N., which went platinum and included two R&B chart toppers, “Tell Me What You Want Me to Do” and “Alone with You”, as well as the R&B top five hit “Goodbye”. I’m Ready, released two years later, went double platinum and featured three R&B chart hits, “Can We Talk”, “I’m Ready” and “Always in My Heart”. Campbell’s compilation album The Best of Campbell was an international success, reaching multi platinum status in Africa, Japan and the UK. Continue reading
IT’S ALL ABOUT DNCE, COOKING & BROTHERS
This week on Brothers Green we see Josh and Mike take on Venice Beach – soaking up the SoCal vibe while enjoying more culinary adventures! From showing pop rockers DNCE a hotel cooking hack, making tacos with rapper Lil Dicky to attempting to cook and learning tricks in a skateboarding park.
Time: 22:25 CAT Continue reading
A spate of penguin fatalities has occurred in Simon’s Town over the past two weeks. The City of Cape Town has identified the predator by installing trap cameras in the area. The images confirmed the presence of a large caracal. The City is collaborating with our partners to protect the endangered African penguins along the Simon’s Town coastline, while at the same time managing this sensitive ecosystem with the utmost care. Read more below:
The recent penguin fatalities occurred during four separate events in the area south of Links Crescent, close to Froggy Pond in Simon’s Town.
The City of Cape Town, together with Table Mountain National Park (TMNP), has investigated the incidents to try and identify the predator/s. Initial evidence suggested the presence of one or more caracals in the area and as such, the City installed trap cameras to confirm this assumption. Images of the predator were finally captured on camera, confirming the presence of a large caracal. Continue reading
SA Rugby President Oregan Hoskins on Wednesday extended his condolences to the family and team-mates of Valke Coca-Cola Youth Week lock Jean-Jireh Yamwimbi, who passed away on Tuesday night.
Yamwimbi, a 17-year old Rhodesfield Technical High School pupil, participated in the Under-16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week in Oudtshoorn last year and was named in the union’s Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week team for the tournament at Kearsney College in Durban next week.
“On behalf of SA Rugby I would like to extend sincere condolences to Jean-Jireh’s family and to his team-mates who were preparing to travel to the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week with him,” said Mr Hoskins. “This is a very sad day for South African rugby.
“We are halfway through the SA Rugby Youth Weeks, which is a time in which we celebrate the youth who share a deep passion for the game, and a week in which they have the opportunity to showcase their talent against the best players from other provinces, and instead we are mourning the passing of a player who had so much to offer.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jean-Jireh’s family, friends and his Valke team-mates at this very sad time.”
As a sign of respect to Yamwimbi, the Valke will not replace the player in their traveling group, and will have a squad of only 22 players at the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week.
This from moneyweb.co.za:
MTN Group appointed former Barclays Africa Group’s head of investment banking, Stephen Van Coller, as vice president of strategy and mergers and acquisitions amid a series of management changes at Africa’s largest mobile-phone operator.
MTN’s chief financial officer Brett Goschen will leave the company Sept. 30 after 14 years with the wireless operator to pursue other interests, the Johannesburg-based company said in a statement on Monday. Gunter Engling will act as CFO until a replacement is appointed, MTN said.
MTN last month named Vodafone Group’s Rob Shuter as chief executive officer, turning to a seasoned executive following the settlement of a record fine in Nigeria. Shuter will replace Phuthuma Nhleko, who returned to lead the company last year and oversee the 330 billion naira ($1.2 billion) settlement. Nhleko, 56, will revert to his previous role as non-executive chairman once Shuter arrives.
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