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The Miss Universe Pageant to be broadcast live on Vuzu

DemiLeigh_NelPeters Miss Universe Pageant

The 66th Miss Universe pageant – which takes place at The Axis in Las Vegas on Sunday, November 26 – will be screened live on Vuzu (DStv Channel 116) from 05h00 (SA time) on Monday, November 27. There will be repeats on Tuesday, November 28, at 20h00 and Saturday, December 2, at 15h00. South Africa will be represented by 22-year-old Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a B.Comm graduate from the Western Cape, who took the Miss South Africa 2017 crown in March this year and is tipped as one of the favourites in the competition.

Miss Universe Pageant
Monday, November 27, at 05h00
Vuzu (Channel 116)
The 66th Miss Universe pageant – which takes place at The Axis in Las Vegas on Sunday, November 26 – will be screened live. South Africa will be represented by 22-year-old Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a B.Comm graduate from the Western Cape, who took the Miss South Africa 2017 crown in March this year and is tipped as one of the favourites in the competition.

Miss Universe Pageant
Tuesday, November 28, at 20h00
Vuzu (Channel 116)
A repeat of the 66th Miss Universe pageant from The Axis in Las Vegas. South Africa is represented by 22-year-old Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a B.Comm graduate from the Western Cape, who took the Miss South Africa 2017 crown in March this year.

Miss Universe Pageant
Saturday, December 2, at 15h00
Vuzu (Channel 116)
A repeat of the 66th Miss Universe pageant from The Axis in Las Vegas. South Africa is represented by 22-year-old Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a B.Comm graduate from the Western Cape, who took the Miss South Africa 2017 crown in March this year.

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Cassper Nyovest’s Fill Up FNB Stadium Intern Search Begins

Cassper Nyovest Fill Up FNB Stadium Intern Search Begins

Multi-award winning South African artist and entrepreneur, Cassper Nyovest, made a once in a life time intern search call last week inviting young ambitious people to gain experience in the events world.

The #FillUpFNBInternSearch took place this past Saturday at the Newtown Music Factory, which saw over 1000 applicants being interviewed, some coming from as far as KZN.

This once in a life time learning opportunity will provide South African youth an opportunity to gain behind the scenes hands on experience on one of the largest local events productions in the country. The #FillUpFNBInternSearch will take on 100 interns across the below departments. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, 24 November 2017.

  • Talent
  • Merchandise
  • Ops
  • Hospitality
  • Marketing
  • Sponsorship

“The response to the #FillUpFNBInternSearch has been overwhelming. We had some applicants come from as early as 6am on Saturday to make sure they did not miss out on this opportunity. We are impressed with the caliber of applicants that came through and even have a few candidates we are looking to take on permanently. We look forward to working with some of the brightest and most determined youth the country has,” shares Nomsa Mlenga, Head of Hospitality, Accreditation & HR for Fill Up FNB Stadium.

When the applicants were asked why they wanted to intern, the majority indicated that they wanted to be a part of history. 100 interns will be informed this Friday, 24 November 2017 that they will join Cassper Nyovest on his historic road to Fill Up FNB Stadium.

Don’t miss out on this historic event taking place on Saturday, 2 December 2017 by purchasing your Fill Up FNB Stadium tickets at Computicket outlets nationwide or online here: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/fill_up_fnb_stadium/1182431632

Keep posted to Cassper Nyovest on social media to follow his historic road to Fill Up FNB Stadium and look out for info on Friday to see if you made the cut on the #FillUpFNBInternSearch.

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Paxton Fielies wins Idols SA season 13

PAXTON FIELIES wins Idols SA season 13

Paxton Fielies from Bishop Lavis, Cape Town has been crowned the winner of Idols SA season 13. The Idols finale has been one of the biggest in the history of the show.

The 17-year-old Paxton beat Mthokozisi Ndaba, 25, from KwaZulu-Natal to become the youngest winner of the competition.

Idols SA had an all time record of 98 million votes this season. More than 3500 fans turned up to support the two finalists, Fielies and Mthokozisi Sibeko.

Some of the highlights included the opening song, where the top 10 finalists belted out the song Four Five Seconds which had everyone on their feet.

Other highlights included performances by some of the country’s finest musicians. The winner walks away with more than R1.1 million in cash, a new car and the ultimate prize – a record deal.

“I have definitely grown, not only as a person but as an artist. I’ve learnt a lot, not only about myself but also about the industry and how tough it is out here,” Fielies said before tonight’s big finale.

Season 14 auditions are set to start in January.

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Kayise Ngqula wins the #OpwPresenterSearch

Kayise Ngqula OPW new presenter

The wait is finally over as Kayise Ngqula wins the #OpwPresenterSearch.

The 26-year-old International Relations and Politics student Kayise Ngqula who was in the top six of the competition was announced as the Our Perfect Wedding’s new host at Picturesque Shepstone Gardens in Mountain View, Johannesburg last night at the #OpwPresenterSearch finale.

According to Zalebs, Kayise who walked away with a whopping R100 000 courtesy of Mzansi Magic is set to her debut in January 2018.

“I am over the moon and I cannot wait to start this new journey. I want to give myself fully to this process. One of the things I love about OPW is how it celebrates diversity and even though I’m Xhosa, I hope to share myself with viewers and include all amazing cultures we have in this country” said Kayise

Kayise had a lot of support on her journey, even of The Queen actor Sthembiso Khoza.

“Thank you so much for voting for me, thank you so much for making my dream come true. I promise not to disappoint you, this is the beginning of fantastic things” she said.

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Windhoek Beer Continues its Search for SA’s Best Shisanyama

Shisanyama Windhoek

South Africans love Shisanyama, from the vibe to the delicious smell of meat grilling on an open fire,and the selection oftasty side dishesall washed down with an ice cold beer.

Windhoek Beer believes thata good Shisanyama is best enjoyed with 100% Pure Beer and has been searching for SA’s best Shisanyama since October 2017. According to popular local chef and television personality,Chef Benny Masekwameng, the mark of a great Shisanyama experience is usually found in its signature taste/flavour and the quality of the ingredients used to create the meal. “It could be the specifically created spice mixor the special basting sauce,or even the type of wood used to create the fire that gives their meat a distinct flavour.”

Whatever the secret toa great Shisanyama, Windhoek Beer is challenging South Africansto vote for their nominated favouritesfrom the top regions, during the WindhoekShisanyamaSearch with Chef Benny. Locals who votestand the chance to win instant prizes or tickets to join in the action atthe final eventtakingplace on the 10thDecember in Soweto.

The main event will bring together the top eight Shisanyama finalists in one venue. It will be an explosion of delicious Shisanyamatastes, complemented by ice coldWindhoek Beer and great entertainment creating an ultimate experience for fans.

The winning Shisanyama, voted for by consumers and moderated by judges, including Chef Benny, will walk away with bragging rights and prizes worth half a Million Rand. 

To vote for your favourite Shisanyamafrom the top regions, dial *120*4321# and follow the prompts or visit www.windhoekbeer.co.za. To stand a chance to win instant prizes and tickets to the main event, buy a Windhoek beer, dial *120*4321#, and enter your unique code (found under the bottle crown or can ring pull).

Chef Benny shares some tips on creating a great Shisanyamaexperience 

Q: What is it about a Shisanyama that makes it the ultimate hangout for you?

It’s the perfect combination of good food and great beer enhanced by a great vibe and good friends.

Q: Chef, can you share your top tips on creating you own Shisanyama experience at home?

  1. Your three essential ingredients include: great company, great food and 100% pure beer
  2. The secret to creating great Shisanyama starts with getting the fire right. Once you have a good fire going the rest is easy.
  3. Get the temperature of the fire right withthe palm test. If your palm feels too hot the fire is ready, if you can keep it there for five seconds or more, the temperature is too low – either lower the grill closer to the fire or add hot coals.
  4. Buy the best quality meat available for your budget and keep at room temperature at least 30 minutes prior to braaing.
  5. When using seasoning spices or a basting sauce do so moderately,you don’t want to overpower the delicious true flavour of a good quality cut of meat. Enhance the natural flavour of the meat by marinating with a small amount of: salt; pepper; olive oil; garlic and/or herbs.

For more information follow Windhoek BeeronFacebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Anecnote are the SA’s Got Talent 2017 winners

Anecnote South Africas Got Talent 2017 winners

Anecnote walked away as SA’s Got Talent winners for 2017 after a highly contested finale which saw acts going tooth and nail to impress the public for their votes. Anecnote were DJ Fresh’s golden buzzer in the theatre auditions and they lived up to all expectations in the live finals which took place at the Soweto Theatre. They walk away with the title of SA’s Got Talent winners and R500 000 courtesy of e.tv and Samsung.

This year’s acts all brought their A game. Art Of Dance and Amazebra placed second and third respectively with Art Of Dance winning R50 000 and Amazebra winning R20 000 courtesy of Samsung.

Anecnote SAs Got Talent 2017 winners

Kevin Smuts from Anecnote still can’t believe the result. ‘We’re all in a state of shock and I don’t think it has quite sunken in yet. At the same time, we’re so excited about the result and want to work super hard to keep the dream alive.’ says Smuts.

Marlon Davids, MD of e.tv, says he’s impressed with the amount of talent that was on show this year. ‘We cannot thank all the acts that auditioned to showcase their talent. e.tv is thrilled to have unearthed so many great acts this year and we are proud of Anecnote for winning the competition.’ says Davids.

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TOP 8 INNOVATORS DO BATTLE FOR R1 MILLION ON HANGMAN

Hangman_host_Maps_MaponyanePic_by_Lettie_Ferreira

Sello Paul Malinga – inventor of the Spinetector Suit – has become the second finalist to leave Cell C’s reality show Hangman. The remaining eight contestants will do battle for R1-million on the show, hosted by Maps Maponyane and broadcast on e.tv on Sundays at 11h50.

The remaining innovators and their inventions, are:

  • Bonex Mwakikunga (aged 50 from Pretoria): Breath-Tech Sensor, a diabetes breathalyser.
  • Chelsea Anne Hornby (aged 24 from Roodepoort): Elle reusable menstrual cup and female hygiene management.
  • Christo Rossouw (aged 35 from Klerksdorp): Mosquito repellent lamp.
  • Claire Reid (aged 31 from Parkview, Johannesburg): Reel Gardening, a pre-fertilised, pre- spaced colour-coded seed tape.
  • Dean Fegen (aged 41 from Alberton): The Polyhammer which replaces the need for copper and rubber hammers in underground mining.
  • Lebohang Motsoeneng (aged 28 from Naturena in Johannesburg): The I-waiter is an electronic button device that attracts the attention of a restaurant waiter via a fashionable vibrating watch.
  • Rupert Taljaard (aged 45 from Yzerfontein, Western Cape): Halt Lock is a revolutionary anti-theft/anti hijacking device that prevents the driveshaft of the stolen vehicle from turning the wheels thus preventing its theft.
  • Sean T Armstrong (aged 35 from Bedfordview): Uni Click is a safety syringe that improves the safety, accuracy and precision of medical dosing.

The Top 8 have to win the approval of the ‘Backers’ (judges), captains of industry and investment, who are celebrity economist Iraj Abedian; self-made billionaire Quinton van der Burgh; Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership South Africa and businesswoman and entrepreneur Connie Mashaba.

All customers that download the Cell C Reality App automatically receive 100 000 points which they can use to participate in the ‘The Exchange’. Points are allocated to play the game. Customers win a variety of prizes by playing the game, including a car, scooter, smartphones, data, cash and vouchers.

The innovator who succeeds in garnering the support of the Backers, while rallying viewer/‘investor’ sentiment, could walk away with a R1 million cash prize and everything needed to succeed in a 21st century market.

Contestants and viewers do not need to be a Cell C customer to play or download the App but Cell C customers will receive bonuses for participation and watching the show.

Hangman airs on e.tv (on DStv it can be found on channel 194) on Sundays at 11h50 with a repeat on Saturdays at 13h00. It also broadcasts on eExtra (http://eextra.etv.co.za) on Wednesdays at 19h30 with a repeat on Thursdays at 10h00.

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SA’s Got Talent top 6 Finalists confirmed

Anecnote SA’s Got Talent

The final two contestants to join the 2017 SA’s Got Talent Grand Finale were confirmed last night (Sunday 5 November). Anecnote and Art Of Dance will join Amazebra, Siphokazi, Nan Hau Dancers and Just 6 in the upcoming Grand Finale, which takes place at the Soweto Theatre this coming Sunday, 12 November, at 6PM. These top 6 contestants will be competing for the title of SA’s Got Talent 2017 winner and the grand prize of half a million rand courtesy of e.tv and Samsung.

It was a tight competition between the seven acts in the third semi-final with all of them giving world-class performances, but only two could be chosen to advance to the finale. Anecnote advanced to the finale when they obtained the most public votes, with Art Of Dance and Marianthe coming second and third, respectively. The judges were tasked with choosing which of the second and third-placed acts were worthy of winning a spot in the Grand Finale, with Art of Dance securing the majority vote.

Art Of Dance blew the audience away with their exhilarating routine
e.tv head of local productions, Ziyanda Mngomezulu, has been thoroughly impressed by the talent that came out to compete in this year’s competition. ‘We have seen all types of talent from all over the country compete for a coveted spot in the finale and now we will see who South Africa wants as their next big star. The power is now in the viewer’s hands to vote for their favourite contestant this coming Sunday and the channel is excited to see who our viewers will choose.’ says Mngomezulu.

The Top 6 Finalists that will compete this Sunday at the Soweto Theatre for the grand prize of R500 000 and the 2017 SA’s Got Talent title, courtesy of e.tv and Samsung, are:

Amazebra
Location: Kwa-Zulu Natal
Act: Traditional Zulu Dance Group

Amazebra youth organization was born in 2010 in Ntuzuma, formed by a group of young enthusiastic men with the objective of mobilising resources together to make a living by showcasing their talent and culture. Amazebra youth organization is managed and controlled by its members, for their benefit. They have a passionate vision to make cultural performing art more accessible to audiences in South Africa and across the world. The group has grown over the last few years and now operates in three provinces: Kwa Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga and Eastern Cape.

Siphokazi
Location: Daveyton, Johesnnburg
Act: Opera Singer

Siphokazi is studying a B.Tech in Vocal Art and is mum to a four year-old. She started singing when she was 12 years old, having found out that she had T.B in her spine and undergoing two spinal fusion operations. She will forever suffer back and chest pains because of the screws in her spine, with the limited movement in her spine a slight hindrance to her ability to perform certain notes.

Nan Hau Dancers
Location: Bronkorstspruit
Act: Chinese Performance Art Group

Nan Hau Academy is a non-profit organisation based in Bronkhorspruit, where girls from across South Africa live and learn the principles of Chinese culture. From Mandarin classes to meditation and dance lessons, the Nan Hua Academy girls are learning how to live by the principles of the Buddha – Speak good things / Do good Deeds / Think good Thoughts. The Girls learn to fuse Chinese dance and performance styles with traditionally African performances, to create cross-cultural amalgamation.

Just 6
Location, Edenvale, Johannesburg
Act: A capella group

Just 6 have their roots in gospel music. They call their sound ‘Afro-cal-play’ (African Vocal Play) a mixture of African indigenous sounds as well as smooth harmonies. Just 6 have won Best a capella group at the CrownGospel Music Awards, Best a capella album at the Independent National Gospel Music Awards and Best Religious Song and Best Religious Album at the 2014 Contemporary A capella Recording Awards. After their theatre audition, 2 members left the group and they have since managed to secure two new members to allow them to continue to spread their Afrocalplay sound.

Anecnote
Location: Cape Town
Act: A capella group

Anecnote are a group of 5 dynamic vocalists who all have one thing in common; music. They met three years ago while singing in the UCT choir and through their love for a capella, Anecnote was born. Each member of the group has a different function which moulds into the unique sound that is Anecnote. The group has also released music which is available on digital platforms and have created a strong fan base, called the ‘Anecfamily’.

Art Of Dance
Location: Ennerdale, Johannesburg
Act: Lyrical Dance Crew

After Nicole completed her studies at TUT, she decided to give back to her community and create a safe haven for kids who were confronted by poverty and addiction. The music the group uses in their routines is lyrically and spiritually driven to convey a strong message of unity and love for audiences. The group started in 2014 and continues to grow in numbers and support.

The second and thrid place runner-up contestants will also receive cash prizes courtesy of Samsung.

The SA’s Got Talent Grand Finale will broadcast from 6PM to 7PM on Sunday 12 November, with the live results show following at 7:30PM, on the same night.

SA’s Got Talent is exclusive to e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194) everySunday evening at 6PM.

SA’s Got Talent links:
Official website: https://www.etv.co.za/sagt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/etvSAGT
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SAsGotTalent

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Game presents Beat That Price Competition

Game presents Beat That Price

Game stores has partnered with e.tv to bring viewers a revolutionary, iconic and interactive Game show called Beat That Price.

The 8 part, 1 hour Game show is hosted by renowned comedian Nicholas Goliath. Beat That Price sees contestant competing for a grand prize of R500 000.

Obsessed with creating a better life for all and saving customers money, Game combines comedy with fun and games in “Beat That Price” to showcase the season’s latest and most desirable general merchandise and grocery items which can be found at Game at unbeatable prices over the festive season.

TV will never be the same again. Catch Game’s Beat That Price on e.tv every Sunday from 29 October – 17 December 2017 at 17h00.

Watch this space www.beatthatprice.co.za for more as the show unfolds.

Get ready for the biggest and most exciting retail TV show to ever hit your screen! 

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Nafisa Saleh crowned winner of Capsicum Culinary Studio/Cake Boss Bake Off

Nafisa Saleh crowned winner of Capsicum Culinary Studio

Twenty-nine year old Nafisa Saleh from Brixton, Johannesburg, has been crowned the winner of the Capsicum Culinary Studio Cake Boss Bake Off competition, beating eight other contestants to secure a R100 000 patisserie bursary from the school.

More than 1 340 entries were received via a call for entries made during the broadcast of the new season of Cake Boss on TLC and this was whittled down to the final nine bakers who competed against each other at the Capsicum Culinary Studios campus in Rosebank.

The judges were Chef Deon Roets (academic and quality manager, Capsicum Culinary Studio), Helma Holloway (Capsicum Culinary Studio, Rosebank campus) and Andries Kemp (owner of Rolkem South Africa).

Says Roets about the winning cake: “The judges’ overall impression of all the cakes was good. We looked at what was used to cover the cake and how it was decorated but for us the texture was what was most important. The texture of Nafisa’s cake was moist, yet very soft and light and the accompanying buttercream made it even more ‘wow’.

“They just complemented each other as if they were born with the same baking DNA.”

We caught up with Saleh, shortly after she was told that her cake was the best in show, to ask her a few questions:

Congratulations on winning the Capsicum Culinary Studio/Cake Boss Bake Off! What does the win mean for you?
It’s an absolute blessing. I have always wanted to pursue the art of patisserie making, so winning this bursary will allow me to make my dream come true. I want to thank Capsicum Culinary School and Rolkem for this amazing opportunity, and also a big thank you to the students and the staff of Capsicum for the hospitality. It felt like home.

There were nine bakers competing in the final for which you were given five hours. How tough was that?
The competition was tough, each one came with his/her own talent, techniques and expertise. Each of the competitors produced beautiful cakes. It was nerve-racking. I thought of running away midway through the competition after seeing the many hands creating such pieces of art. However, the competitors were very friendly and encouraging. I’m so pleased to have had the chance to work with such lovely people in one kitchen, even if it was individually.

What is your baking background?
Basic really! I bake for fun, I learn by trial and error. My biggest critics are my mum and dad. Mum wants perfection when it comes to taste and dad will comment on the overall look. I’ve only baked for friends and family, but I love it and thanks to this opportunity I might further it as a career.

Even though everyone was given the same recipe, you had a very original looking cake. Where did the idea/inspiration come from for the design?
With regards to taste, I wanted something none of the others would have done, so instead of using just one flavour I combined the two available flavours – lemon and blueberry; basic flavours that give out extraordinary taste when combined. My look was based on the beautiful surrounding we were in and availability (the ready-made flowers). I must actually thank Chef Helma and Andries Kemp (Rolkem) for the idea. Had they not brought our attention to the lovely garden and the peace it promised I would not have thought of the idea.

When did you get the recipe? Did you have any time to practice?
We received the recipe at the beginning of the bake off in the morning, so there was no time for practice. I read the recipe and got to work. I wasn’t sure if I would achieve the required results. The flavours were a last-minute thought. I saw the blueberry essence on the shelf and a little light flicked on in my head. The design I drew as a guide was quite simple and not at all detailed. I added the details as I went along and filled empty spaces with what I could think of at the time.

What was the hardest part of the Bake Off?
The decorating! Everyone else was so good. They were clued-up on what to do and how to do. They seemed to have a plan. Their talent was evident in the way they worked. I have a long way to go in that department. The pressure was the cherry on the cake if you’ll excuse the pun. It was just like being on MasterChef, surrounded by talent, pressure and a variety of options.

Your prize was a R100 000 bursary from Capsicum Culinary School to study patisserie. What do you plan to do after you graduate?
I plan to open a little Patisserie boutique. I want to make unique pastries that will be a part of all special occasions. One day I would like to be featured as an extraordinary patisserie chef.

What is your favourite cake to eat?
Chocolate cake. I can eat anything made with chocolate. Who doesn’t love heavenly chocolate? A cake dripping in chocolate ganache is my thing.

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