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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

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It was inevitable. How dare Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula do his job and hold sports federations accountable to targets they had agreed upon with regards to transformation…

The expected outcry to Mbalula’s decision to revoke the right of four federations – Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa and the South African Rugby Union – to bid for future international events, due to their failure to adhere to a transformation agreement, came out in full force on social media and the established media.

Unfortunately, one of our cricketing greats, Jacques Kallis, put his foot in it in voicing his displeasure with Mbalula’s move by tweeting (@jacqueskallis75): “So sad that i find myself embarrassed to call myself a South African so often these days #no place for politics in sport”

For someone like Kallis – who benefited from endless opportunities to establish himself in the Proteas team at the start of his career despite several failures – to speak out against a policy that aims to provide all South Africans with the same, equal chance is disingenuous and insensitive.

Full story here:

http://www.iol.co.za/sport/mbalula-is-right-on-transformation-2014622

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Johannesburg – The African National Congress has brought a case of treason against EFF leader Julius Malema after he threatened a violent overthrow of the government, the party’s spokesman said on Monday.

The move follows an interview that Malema gave to Al Jazeera television on Sunday in which he said that if the government used violence to suppress protest “we will remove this government through the barrel of a gun”.

Read: SA doesn’t need a coup – Cosatu

ANC national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa announced on Twitter that the party had gone to police to lay a charge of treason against Malema, the leader of the radical Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

Earlier, the ANC released a statement saying Malema’s remarks “are a call to violence, inflammatory, treasonable and seditious”.

In the interview, Malema said: “We will run out of patience very soon and we will remove this government through a barrel of a gun”.

The EFF has been demanding the ousting of President Jacob Zuma for several months, accusing him of corruption.
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http://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/anc-lays-charge-of-treason-against-malema-2014271

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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

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The Draft Budget for the 2016/17 to 2018/19 financial year for the City of Cape Town’s Human Settlements Directorate proposes more than R333 million spend on the provision of services to Council-unit backyard dwellers and the upgrade of informal settlements across the metro. The approval of the Draft Budget as well as community consultation are required for the final identification of the projects. Read more below:

For the first year (2016/17), it is proposed that the Human Settlements Directorate will spend approximately R134 million on backyarder and informal settlement upgrade projects across the city, including in 8ste Laan (Valhalla Park) Kalkfontein (Kuils River) and Sweet Homes (Philippi). Continue reading

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Vivacious South African divas celebrate pre-Mother’s Day with a dazzling musical showcase

An ensemble of vivacious South African divas are set to shine at GrandWest in a dazzling musical showcase of hip swaying hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s to mark Mother’s Day in May 2016. The glittering show, Soul Sisters Mother’s Day Celebration, takes place in spectacular style at the Grand Arena, GrandWest on 7 May 2016.

In the lineup is Cape Town’s larger than life cabaret trio, 3 Tons of Fun. The ladies are set to enthrall the audience with a mix of love songs, showstoppers from the disco era, and well known loved pop, African, and dance music. Their high energy, fun filled cabaret show attracts full houses wherever it goes.

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What is the name of the show at Grand Arena on May the 7th?  

Enter below with your answer. Each winner wins 2 tickets to the show at Grand Arena on 7 May 2016. Closing date is Thursday 5 May at 2pm. Winners will be notified via email and need to respond with details within 24 hours. Failing this we will choose another random name from the entries. baydu.co.za will not be held responsible for cancellations. We are also not liable for anything that may happen at a venue including injuries. Please enter with an email address you check regularly!

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Also performing in the Soul Sisters Mother’s Day Celebration are Judith Sephuma, Can Skylark, Vicky Sampson, Jody Williams, Maddy Abrahams and Salome Johansen, all of whom are talented female artists that have become household names due to their contribution to music in South Africa. They will be supported by a professional 12 piece band, Top Dog.

We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting these enigmatic ladies for a special pre Mother’s Day show this year. The Soul Sisters pre Mother’s Day Celebration promises a fun filled and captivating show featuring some of South Africa’s most celebrated female artists,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest.

Tickets to Soul Sisters pre Mother’s Day Celebration are available at Computicket and cost from R165 to R250 per person. Like GrandWest on Facebook GrandWestCasinoAndEntertainmentWorld and follow us on Twitter @GrandwestSA.

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Due to popular demand, we are pleased to announce… MID WEEK MADNESS with limited R50 early bird tickets to our Wednesday& Thursday night shows.

Now available at all Computicket outlets and Shoprite/Checkers stores!

http://online.computicket.com/web/festival/cape_town_comedy_club_2015/26297277

  • Half Price Sundays: R60pp for selected shows only
  • Happy Hour: 6-7pm andone hour after the show:
  • To hire venue for exclusive use, contact events@capetowncomedy.com for more info.

Cape Town Comedy Club is open five days a week, WednesdaySunday. Comedy nightly from 8.30pm, doors open 6pm.

On for the next week at Cape Town Comedy Club …

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