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Getting to know Top Billing’s Dr. Fezile Mkhize

Top Billing Dr. Fezile Mkhize

The fourth season of Presenter Search on 3 came to a jaw-dropping end earlier this month and six brand new faces including Dr. Fezile Mkhize joined the SABC 3 family.

ALSO READ: Five Minutes With Expresso’s Thabiso Makhubela

While initially looking for three new presenters to join the SABC 3 stable, judges Patience Stevens, DJ Fresh, Sbusiso Kumalo and Jeannie D were impressed by the overwhelming amount of talent and have decided to open up the industry even further by welcoming Harmony Katulondi, Ryle De Morny, Fezile Mkhize,Palesa Tembe, and Thabiso Makhubela to the SABC 3 family with Mosa Kaiser grabbing a role as Expresso’s new field presenter.

One of the faces joining the Top Billing family is Dr. Fezile Mkhize. With his charming good looks, infectious personality and vast medical knowledge, Fezile is bound to add a great deal of experience to the Top Billing stable. Fezile was a front-runner in the competition ever since his girlfriend convinced him to audition and effortlessly undertook every curve-ball that was thrown at him throughout the season – making him the perfect addition to the SABC 3 family.

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Come Dine With Me South Africa is back and calling for contestants

Come Dine With Me South Africa season 5

If you fancy yourself an aspiring chef, are holding onto that ‘always impresses’ family recipe for just the right moment, have the skills to be the host with the most or are simply looking for your (forty) five minutes of television fame then stir things up and enter Come Dine With Me South Africa, which returns to BBC Brit (DStv channel 120), for its fifth exciting season in early 2019.

ALSO READ: Come Dine With Me South Africa Returns For Brand New Season On BBC Lifestyle

Over 12 episodes, four total strangers per episode will have the opportunity to wine, dine, entertain and most importantly impress each other, with some hysterical outcomes, in a bid to score the most votes and win the weekly R10 000 prize.

Season 4 saw a lot of hilarious happenings, yummy food, kitchen mishaps, cringe worthy moments (think episode 6’s red speedo incident) and some very interesting characters, who had a few words of advice for aspiring season 5 contenders.

According to Pretoria business women, Philipine Modomogale (that’s pronounced Phili-PINE like the tree), the most important thing is to be relaxed and create a fun atmosphere. Advise her fellow host, pole dancing fitness instructor, Carmi van Heerden took to heart. “The best part about being part of the show was feeling like a celeb, but don’t forget to give the audience something juicy to remember you by!”

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Five Minutes With Expresso’s Thabiso Makhubela

Expresso’s Thabiso Makhubela

Earlier this month, the fourth season of Presenter Search on 3 saw six brand new faces joining the SABC 3 family.

ALSO READ: Five New Faces Join The SABC 3 Family As PRESENTER SEARCH On 3 Comes To An End

While initially looking for three new presenters to join the SABC 3 stable, judges Patience Stevens, DJ Fresh, Sbusiso Kumalo and Jeannie D were impressed by the overwhelming amount of talent and have decided to open up the industry even further by welcoming Harmony Katulondi, Ryle De Morny, Fezile Mkhize,Palesa Tembe, and Thabiso Makhubela to the SABC 3 family with Mosa Kaiser grabbing a role as Expresso’s new field presenter.

Joining the Expresso family is brand strategist Thabiso Makhubela. Since his first audition, Thabiso easily cemented himself as a frontrunner in the competition. The new Expresso presenter gained a massive support system on social media during the season and overcame obstacles to win over the judges in what has been described as the show’s most impressive season to date.

Get to know Thabiso better with this short Q&A:

What has been the highlight of your time on Presenter Search on 3? 

The highlight of my time with Presenter Search on 3 has to be the two takeovers we did of the Expresso morning show and Top Billing. Those moments were so surreal because in those times, I actually lived out a dream.

What has been the biggest lesson this experience has taught you?

The single biggest lesson this experience has taught me is to take a chance on myself. Many people often have dreams and interests they would like to pursue but hold themselves back. Each week, I saw myself take a chance. I wasn’t always in a comfortable space but I got in there and gave it the best I could.  

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MTV Shuga Down South open auditions 2018

MTV Shuga Down South

MTV Shuga, in partnership with Unitaid and the London School of Health and Tropical Medicines, announced the return of MTV Shuga: Down South to South Africa (along with two brand new seasons in Cote d’Ivoire).

ALSO READ: Fikile Kani Graduates From NYU Graduate Acting Program

They revealed that they would be opening the industry in South Africa once again with the 2018 MTV Shuga Auditions.

Young South Africans will have the opportunity to audition for a role in the upcoming season of #MTVShugaDS and this time they are taking their search further than ever. Not only will they hold open auditions in two different cities, but they’ll also be giving this year’s hopefuls the chance to audition online throughout the month of August.

The #MTVShugaAudition is open to all South African residents between the ages of 18-25 years. For the first time ever, MTV Shuga Auditions will be taking place in TWO South African cities: Johannesburg and Durban.

Audition Dates:

Johannesburg – 25 August 2018
The Joburg leg of the auditions will be held at Zone 6 the Venue in Soweto on Saturday the 25th of August.

Durban – 26 August 2018
One day later, they’ll be flying to Dubane for the second leg of the public auditions to be held at the Olive Convention Center in North Beach.

For more information about the auditions, click here.

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La Tete Hair and Beauty JHB placed as one of the finalists for the Wella Professionals’s Trend vision awards 2018

Jenna Durocher – Yvon La Tete Hair and Beauty JHB

La Tete Hair and Beauty JHB has been chosen for the South African Trend Vision Awards (TVA) finals 2018 in the colour vision category.

ALSO READ: The 2018 Durban Fashion Fair ‘New Faces’ Models Are Nearly Ready For Their Close Ups!

The TVA awards will be held at Emperor’s Palace on 12 August 2018. Stylists will prep their models on the day and show off their creations, to both judges and audience, at the live hair show that evening. One winner from will go on to represent South Africa in the international Wella TVA competition – this year it will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.

La Tete Hair and Beauty JHB run and founded by highly talented hair stylist Jenna Durocher – Yvon who has had the opportunity to work with various international celebrities such as Celine Dion and Naomi Campbell.

What sets Jenna apart from other hairstylist is her international qualifications through Toni & Guy and also her experience working on national and international projects such as fashion weeks, shows and endless shoots, with the ability to get great results under limited time and major pressure during these shows.

“To have reached this far in the competition is a great achievement for me and also the fact that I am the only one from Johannesburg who made it this far in the colour category. The competition has given me and my business great exposure and I am looking forward to the finals at Emperor’s Palace on 12 August,” expresses Jenna Durocher – Yvon.

Image Courtesy: Supplied 

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The 2018 Durban Fashion Fair ‘New Faces’ Models are nearly ready for their close ups!

The 2018 Durban Fashion Fair ‘New Faces’ Models

As the excitement is building for the annual Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) 2018 where over 50 designers – including nine from other African countries – will take to the ramp in 15 shows at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, between Wednesday, September 19th to Friday, September 21st, they are preparing to make their marks in the wonderful world of fashion.

ALSO READ: FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO THE CATWALK

The shows will be followed by the DFF Recognition Awards Show on Saturday, September 22nd which honour and recognise the top designers and models taking part in this year’s DFF 2018. The DFF 2018 will also be taking place alongside the Durban Business Fair which is celebrating its 20 year anniversary.

Presented by the eThekwini Municipality as part of its successful Fashion Development Programme, the DFF is now in its seventh year of wowing designers, the media, fashion buyers and the public. It brings out the very best in local fashion with top class shows that allow local creative’s to strut their stuff alongside the best in the world.

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To discover hidden talents that can put Durban on the fashion map as well as ensure that, when it comes to design, Durban is a top contender, the eThekwini Municipality has invested substantial sums in internships, industry related training programmes, networking sessions and various lifestyle and modelling programmes and boot camps. The current “crop” of new faces are evidence of just how effective this has been.

These models, which were scouted throughout the greater eThekwini Municipality, have been provided with invaluable training over two months – from runway skills, posing and posture presentation and photographic editorial techniques to posture and poise, all things “model etiquette”. This will give them the tools to reach for their dreams and take full advantage of the opportunity to participate in a high profile fashion show such as the Durban Fashion Fair.

To win double tickets to the opening show on Wednesday, September 19th enter our DFF New Faces Model Competition on the facebook page. “Like” your favourite model to stand in line to win double tickets for the opening night show! One lucky winner from each of our female and male models category will be randomly selected. T’s & C’s apply.

Shows start at 18h00 each night, with tickets costing just R100 per person per show and R50 per student per show, with tickets going on sale at Computicket from the 1st September. Visit http://www.durbanfashionfair.com for more information.

Image Courtesy: Supplied 

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Five New Faces Join The SABC 3 Family As PRESENTER SEARCH on 3 Comes To An End

Presenter Search on SABC 3

After a gruelling audition process, intense workshop rounds and some tough eliminations, SABC 3 is proud to welcome five brand new faces to the channel as the fourth season of Presenter Search on 3 comes to an end.

ALSO READ: Five Minutes With PRESENTER SEARCH ON 3’S Shannon Leibach

While initially looking for three new presenters to join the SABC 3 stable, judges Patience Stevens, DJ Fresh, Sbusiso Kumalo and Jeannie D were impressed by the overwhelming amount of talent and have decided to open up the industry even further by welcoming Harmony Katulondi, Ryle De Morny, Fezile Mkhize,Palesa Tembe, and Thabiso Makhubela to the SABC 3 family.

Harmony, Ryle and Fezile struck up quite the bromance during their time on Presenter Search on 3, and dubbed themselves as the league of extraordinary gentlemen during the masterclass rounds. The three continue their adventure by giving Top Billing viewers the best of the good life as they join one of the country’s most glamorous lifestyle magazine shows.

“Speaking French will allow me to add to an international flare to Top Billing. My diverse background, upbringing and curious nature will also bring an interesting perspective to the segments,” Harmony said shortly after receiving his spot on the show.

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Pearl Modiadie and David Tlale accused of stealing show concept

Pearl Modiadie accussed of stealing tv concert

TV personality Pearl Modiadie and designer David Tlale have been accused of stealing show concepts. 

ALSO READ: Pearl Modiadie Cancels The Wedding Again

Content creator Glodine ‘Vuvu’ Makapela has accused Pearl Modiadie of Raw Silk and David Tlale of The Intern, as well as the SABC of “stealing” her concept for a designer reality show.

Tlale has denied the accusations  and Pearl insists has nothing to do with her.

This comes after Makapela called out Modiadie in a Twitter post on Tuesday: “This is my concept. I pitched to u pearl 2013 u said u cudnt be a part cos u worked at a diff channel. half of sabc was sent concept, we shot pilot with the designers – they own the show! @SaraBaartjies @morphe_clothing @lloydhotsense @ChocolatePout etc (sic)” she wrote.

Vuvu told TshisaLIVE that her original concept, which she claims she had copyrights to since 2011, had pieces of it stolen to create both Raw Silk for SABC 1 and David Tlale: The Intern for SABC 3.

“I just want them to compensate the idea they stole. Copyright is copyright. Before we go the legal route, they must understand that we’re giving them a chance to come clean. If it was us who stole this idea from them, they were gonna drag our names to the gutter,” said Vuvu.

Image Courtesy: twitter.com/pearlmodiadie

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Five Minutes With PRESENTER SEARCH ON 3’s Shannon Leibach

PRESENTER SEARCH ON 3’s Shannon Leibach

In a shocking double elimination, Presenter Search on 3 finalists Peelo Mookodi and Shannon Leibach became the next contestants to be eliminated from the reality competition which has searched the country for three new faces to join SABC 3. 

ALSO READ: Five Minutes With PRESENTER SEARCH ON 3’S Peelo Mookodi

After a challenging Expresso takeover, the contestants were given a taste of the good life with their very own segment on SABC 3’s flagship lifestyle magazine show Top Billing as they got a chance to showcase fine dining, celebrity interviews and cutting-edge design in the way Top Billing is famous for.

Unfortunately, Shannon’s road on Presenter Search on 3 came to a halt in what was easily one of the most dramatic episodes of the season so far. Jeannie D was disappointed that Shannon is still fluffing his lines up at this stage in the competition. “You have got to get those lines very quickly. What happens is if you are put into a situation when you interviewing Madonna, you only have one take with Madonna, you don’t have a chance to do another link or to ask her a question again – and that’s the kind of level you have to be at with Top Billing.” Patience added that Shannon “had a disastrous beginning” to his insert. “We have very limited time on shoots. A presenter has to be so sharp and get the pronunciation of people’s names right the first time and not the fourth or fifth time.”

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Five Minutes With PRESENTER SEARCH ON 3’s Peelo Mookodi

PRESENTER SEARCH ON 3’s Peelo Mookodi

In a shocking double elimination, Presenter Search on 3 finalists Peelo Mookodi and Shannon Leibach became the next contestants to be eliminated from the reality competition which has searched the country for three new faces to join SABC 3. 

ALSO READ: Laurina Machite Next To Be Eliminated Off PRESENTER SEARCH ON 3

After a challenging Expresso takeover, the contestants were given a taste of the good life with their very own segment on SABC 3’s flagship lifestyle magazine show Top Billing as they got a chance to showcase fine dining, celebrity interviews and cutting-edge design in the way Top Billing is famous for.

Unfortunately, Peelo Mookodi was eliminated from the show last night in what was the most dramatic episode of the season so far.   “You’ve got this almost rehearsed beauty queen thing about you. It works, I just don’t know if it does you any favours when you’re presenting a show. It does look good, I don’t know if it works for TV,” DJ Fresh told Peelo moments before her elimination. Meanwhile, Patience Stevens tells Peelo that “You came into this competition with an advantage that you have presented before, and when we look at people we look at their potential for growth and you should be so much more ahead of the other people and you’re not.” 

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