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ILE – South African play set in Mauritius goes to the UK

By Garrin Lambley 30-06-23 15:39

ILE is a coming-of-age story which follows an 18-year-old girl who visits her ancestral home, Mauritius, a popular tourist spot with a tumultuous colonial history. After a successful run in SA, it’s heading to London next week. It’s written and performed by award-winning young theatre maker Sophie Joans who grew up in Cape Town after her grandparents […]

Letoya Makhene-Pulumo secures her debut Netflix movie

By More Mabandi 29-06-23 14:04

Letoya Makhene-Pulumo, a star of Generations: The Legacy, has landed her first Netflix production. As Tshidi Phakade in Generations: The Legacy, the actor gained widespread recognition. She plays Kenzie Miyeni, a woman on a quest to murder her prosperous colleague Tamara Olpihant, in the much-anticipated movie Homewrecker. Mbali Mlotshwa portrays the role of Tamara. The movie will make […]

‘I’m going to miss the people’: Connie Chiume exits ‘Gomora’

By Rae Seleme 29-06-23 13:48

Veteran actress Connie Chiume’s character MamSonto exited DStv’s most-watched telenovela Gomora this week. ALSO READ:‘Gomora’ actor Ntobeko Sishi discusses contemplating suicide CONNIE CHIUME: ‘FOUR YEARS IS A LONG TIME’ The former Rythm City actress Connie Chiume, who plays MamSonto in Gomora revealed to TshisaLIVE that she’s going to miss the people she worked with. Chiume added that Gomora’s cast and crew became a big […]

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Taylor Swift and The Weeknd invited to join Oscar voting body

By AFP 29-06-23 13:36

Music megastars Taylor Swift and The Weeknd are among showbiz people invited to join the organization that votes on who gets Oscars, the body said Wednesday. Other invitees include Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who directed “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” which won seven Oscars this year including the prize for best picture. ALSO READ: Beyoncé, Taylor […]

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‘The Mommy Club’ serves opulence and motherhood on Showmax

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 28-06-23 19:29

The Mommy Club, a reality series about five glamorous moms who seemingly have it all, is now streaming on Showmax, with new episodes every Tuesday. It’s an all-access inside look at the lives of the one percent and the people who help them build their empires and raise their heirs. ALSO READ: Boss mama: DJ Zinhle’s operational […]

Durban July: Ndlovu Youth Choir to sing national anthem

By Garrin Lambley 28-06-23 17:35

The 127th running of the Hollywoodbets Durban July will be held on Saturday, 1 July 2023 – and there was a special announcement for race goers last week. FOR THE LATEST HORSERACING NEWS VISIT THE SOUTH AFRICAN WEBSITE The R5 million contest to be run over 2 200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville is internationally regarded as the holy grail of South […]

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‘Izingane zeS’thembu’: Musa Mseleku and his kids take centre stage

By Alicia Naidoo 26-06-23 16:33

Izingane zeS’thembu is a spin-off from uThando Nesthembu and Ezomshado series starring polygamist Musa Mseleku is set to premiere on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161 on Tuesday 27 June at 20:00. ALSO READ: New home, new season! ‘DJ Zinhle: The Unexpected’ renewed MUSA MSELEKU’S KIDS TAKE CENTRE STAGE IN ‘IZINGANE ZES’THEMBU’ Izingane zeS’thembuis is a new series which will look into […]

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Johannesburg birthday freebies: Three activities to enjoy

By Sundeeka Mungroo 26-06-23 16:11

Who doesn’t love a birthday freebie? Here are three awesome things SA citizens can do in Johannesburg for free on their birthday… Check out these free things to do on your birthday in Johannesburg. Photo: Qaiser Islam / flickr FREE ENTRY AT GOLD REEF CITY THEME PARK What’s free: Gold Reef City Theme park offers birthday […]

Pitso Mosimane reveals why he won’t visit MacG’s show

By Marilynn Manuel 26-06-23 15:43

South African soccer coach Pitso Mosimane is a big favourite among local football fans. The Ahl Alhi coach and former football player has won a number of awards and continues to be a big name in the sports industry. This is why many locals have been begging to watch him sit down with the country’s […]

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Celine Dion’s ‘Titanic’ Theme tops charts after Titanic Sub Tragedy

By Eliot Mahlase 26-06-23 11:56

Celine Dion’s ‘Titanic‘ Theme “My Heart Will Go On” is now topping charts following the submersible disaster. Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” is doing big numbers on Spotify in the wake of the Titanic submersible saga. The song has racked up more than 500,000 Spotify streams since the search and rescue effort for the OceanGate […]


What happened to Afrofusion group Freshlyground?

By Leeroy Mukotekwa 26-06-23 10:08

Dubbed one of South Africa’s most-loved Afrofusion bands, Freshlyground fizzled out of the public spotlight after its newfound fame during the 2010 World Cup. The Afrofusion band comprised several talents globally. The band was formed in 2002 in Cape Town. ALSO READ: Zolani Mahola to launch solo career after 17 years with Freshlyground WHERE DID FRESHLYGROUND DISAPPEAR […]

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Hollywoodbets Durban July: Fashion Events and Entertainment

By Mimi Mfundisi 26-06-23 10:05

UNVEILING THE OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD AMBASSADORS Durban is abuzz with anticipation as the Hollywoodbets Durban July (HDJ) draws closer.  The lead-up fashion events and entertainment have been captivating audiences with the creativity, talent and interpretations of this year’s, “Out Of This World”, theme. The Hollywoodbets Durban July Young Designer Award (YDA) and the Hollywoodbets Durban July Invited […]

‘Skeem Saam’: Thabo Mkhabela wants to scrap Leshole image

By Rae Seleme 26-06-23 09:23

Skeem Saam actor and casting director Thabo Mkhabela says he wants to play a role that’s total opposite of Leshole Mabitsela. ALSO READ:‘Skeem Saam’s’ Thabo Mkhabela: ‘The 50/50 concept wasn’t about money’ THABO MKHABELA: NEXT CHARACTER The actor-casting director Thabo Mkhabela tells Drum that he doesn’t want to be remembered as the person that Leshole Mabitsela was. “[I want […]

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Thami Mngqolo reveals why ‘Generations’ cast went to Nkandla

By Rae Seleme 23-06-23 21:21

Talented actor Thami Mngqolo, revealed on King David’s Podcast why the cast of Generations travelled to Nkandla to try to save the SABC1 soapie after salary woes with the producers. ALSO READ: ‘End of an era’: Actor Musa Ngema exits ‘Generations: The Legacy’ ‘GENERATIONS’ CAST AT NKANDLA The father of two and award-winning actor Thami Mngqolo played […]

‘Skeem Saam’ actor Molefi Monaisa: Where is Wallet now?

By Rae Seleme 23-06-23 19:38

Fans of talented actor Molefi Monaisa, who played Wallet on Skeem Saam have wondered if he’s returning to the show. His last appearance was in the spelling bee competition episode in December 2021 on the SABC1 soapie. ALSO READ:‘Skeem Saam’: Here’s why fans love the ‘poetic justice’ of Wallet PLAYING WALLET IN ‘SKEEM SAAM’ The 49-year-old […]

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Titanic misinformation? Doubts on whether the ship really sank

By AFP 23-06-23 16:23

The Titanic inspired a tear-jerking blockbuster and expeditions to its watery gravesite — including a fatal one this week — but viral TikTok videos peddle a stunning conspiracy theory: the ship never sank. More than a century after it went down in the North Atlantic Ocean, wild myths and urban legends about the luxury liner […]

Fans donate to ex-Ukhozi host Sbu Buthelezi amid scammer claims

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 23-06-23 15:32

The fans of former Ukhozi FM presenter Sbu Buthelezi are crowd funding to get him out of financial trouble he is in. SCAMMING ALLEGATIONS AND ISIKEBHE VANDALISATION Buthelezi is accused of scamming the Msibi family in Nquthu, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), out of R600 000 through his poultry investment scheme called Abombuso Investment. The agreement was that […]

Cassper Nyovest and Nasty C announce new album release

By Mihlali Vellem 23-06-23 12:18

It seems a lot is still to come for South African rappers Cassper Nyovest—real name Refiloe Maele Phoolo and Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, known professionally as Nasty C. on 31 May, the rapper announced that they will be touring Africa together which had their fans thrilled. The rappers have now both announced that they will be dropping […]

Afrikaans singer Patricia Lewis: Where is she now?

By Rae Seleme 22-06-23 16:54

Former Afrikaans singer Patricia Lewis opened up about taking a break from the public eye and raising her now-19-year-old son in an interview with News24. ALSO READ: Hlelo and Ntando Masina: Where are the twins now? WHERE IS PATRICIA LEWIS? The former TV personality Patricia Lewis remains one of South Africa’s most-celebrated Afrikaans singers with 12 platinum selling albums […]

Ayanda Ncwane accused of exploiting gospel group ‘Abathandwa’

By Carlifonia Dube 22-06-23 14:20

South African businesswoman and reality TV star Ayanda Ncwane has been accused of allegedly exploiting and not paying royalties of the popular gospel group Abathandwa, for their hit album, Ehhe moya wam. ABATHANDWA PARTS WAYS WITH NCWANE COMMUNICATIONS This comes weeks after reports emerged that the group had ditched the entrepreneur’s record label Ncwane Communications for Dondolo Music Productions. Abathandwa has been reported […]

‘I failed’: Brenda Fassie’s son, Bongani on three suicide attempts

By Mihlali Vellem 21-06-23 21:02

A heartwrenching video was shared on Twitter on Wednesday, 21 June, and it showed Brenda Fassie’s son, Bongani appearing on an episode of Behind The Story where he spoke to the show’s presenter Jessica Nomalanga Shozi about his numerous failed suicide attempts. BONGANI FASSIE FAILS THREE SUICIDE ATTEMPTS In the clip, Bongani Fassie and the show’s presenter can […]

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Pollsmoor Prison: 10 notable former inmates

By Garrin Lambley 21-06-23 19:54

Pollsmoor Prison, located in the Cape Town suburb of Tokai, opened in 1964. ALSO READ: Prison life: The daily routine of an inmate at Pollsmoor The land on which the prison lies was bought by Hendrick van der Poll in 1834, hence the name. The land, which was inherited by Van der Poll’s wife Johanna Kirsten’s family after […]

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