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The Interns say David Tlale is horrible and rude

The Intern by David Tlale

According to Sunday Sun, contestants from The Intern by David Tlale have opened up about the horrible experience they went through while working with the renowned designer.

The Intern by David Tlale was a 13-episode reality TV show for 12 up-coming fashion designers who were groomed by the fashion guru, and the winner got to work for him.

The winner Kuena Moshoeshoe walked away with the bragging rights, a Mercedes-Benz CLA, the title of David’s assistant designer for one year, R200 000 cash and a design studio with equipment worth R250 000.

In the more than three months of filming and working in Johannesburg some of the local interns felt mistreated by Tlale.

“He didn’t give us a cent. We were suffering, we didn’t have food at the apartment and we had no toiletries.” – The Interns speak.

The publication claims that an intern who doesn’t want to be named, claims Tlale failed to give them the R3 000 stipend they were promised to receive while on the show.

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Zethembiso “Zethe” Mdletshe wins Vodacom Nxt Lvl

Zethembiso Zethe Mdletshe Vodacom Nxt Lvl

Meet your Vodacom NXL LVL winner Zethe. Zethembiso Perfect Mdletshe, affectionately known as ‘Zethe’ is a 24 year old singer from Empangeni. Inspired by Mafikizolo’s work ethic and ability to evolve, they, along with Simphiwe Dana, are some of her biggest musical influences. Her NXT LVL is touring the world with her music, creating experiences for her audiences and making more than a living out of it.

A music graduate and part time musician, Zethe also runs her own events company that mainly deals with promoting events and artist bookings. She looks forward to releasing her first album, taking everything she learns from the show into account, and collaborating with some of the big names in the industry, her ultimate being Thandiswa Mazwai.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE just hours after her win, Zethe revealed that she dedicated her final performance to her father, who died just days earlier.

“It was quite emotional but I had to switch myself off. When I went to his funeral I cried my heart out and let it all out because I didn’t want it to be a barrier to my performance. I used those emotions to help me. He loved my singing and I honestly believe that he was there to support me.”

Currently, Zethe is heading into studio with Euphonik to finish a song they did together on the show. She also added that she is also taking her prize money and recording an EP for release early next year. She doesn’t want people to forget her.

“Everything i ever prayed for served to me in one night. God, hard work and people who want to see you succeed. What a formula man. My life will never be the same. Thank you to everyone that voted you guys are amazing and believed in me. We did it. Who am I? What a night. Man! guys dream those dreams and never not once doubt yourself… God is always at work. I can’t wait for 2018.. There’s sooooooooo much in store. This is my time.” – she said on Instagram.

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Thembisa Mdoda takes part in Dancing with the Stars SA

OPW Thembisa Mdoda Dancing with the Stars SA

Former Our Perfect Wedding presenter Thembisa Mdoda is set to razzle-dazzle on the inaugural season of Dancing with the Stars SA.

Mdoda is the first celebrity contestant confirmed to take part in the dance reality show set to debut on M-Net on Sunday, February 4 2018.

Sowetanlive also announced that Veteran actor Frank Opperman is also confirmed to take part in the show.

“I have always wanted to be part of Dancing with the Stars,” Mdoda said in a statement.

“In the past, I’d watch the show, practice the steps and give myself 10 out of 10. I am so excited and can’t wait to make new memories. Mostly, I’m eager to learn some new steps and to have fun.” – Mdoda added.

Mdoda is following in the footsteps of her younger sister Anele, who in 2008 took part in season five of Strictly Come Dancing. She finished in fourth place.

Much like SABC’s Strictly Come Dancing, the show will see 12 untrained local celebrities team up with skilled professional Latin and Ballroom dancers to shake what their mommas gave them.

Radio and television personality Tracey Lange as well as heart-throb Chris Jaftha will host the show.

The other celebs who are set to compete with Frank and Thembisa will be announced soon.

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Idols SA finalist Mthokozisi Ndaba to appear in court

Mthokozisi Ndaba assault

According to Independent Online, South African Idols finalist Mthokozisi Ndaba is set to appear at the Hillbrow Police Station tomorrow. Police confirmed that Ndaba was arrested last week and released on warning for the alleged assault of 21-year-old Neo Tsele.

Last weekend images of a battered Tsele trended on Twitter. Tsele and her friends allege that Ndaba, assaulted Tsele with his fists and slammed her into a wall, breaking her tooth.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Mduduzi Zondo said Ndaba is due to appear at the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.

“The suspect was arrested on Thursday night and an investigation went on the whole night and he was eventually released on warning in the early hours of Friday.

“The suspect will make his first appearance at the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court on Monday,” said Zondo.

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Idols season 13 runner Mthokozisi Ndaba ‘surprised’ by assault allegation

Mthokozisi Ndaba assault

Idols runner-up Mthokozisi Ndaba‚ who stands accused of assaulting a woman‚ says he is not leaving Johannesburg until “this thing is over”.

Neo Tsele‚ 20‚ laid a complaint with the Hillbrow police on Saturday after she claimed that Ndaba had assaulted her up at a friend’s Braamfontein flat at about 1am on Saturday morning.

Tsele told the Sunday Times that Ndaba had allegedly become violent with her after she and her friend began arguing.

Neo said Mthokozisi was unknown to her and her friend and had pitched up at the flat with his cousin.

She claimed Mthokozisi was intoxicated and mishandled her despite pleas from her and her friend for him to stop.

“He only stopped when he saw his hands were full of blood.”

She suffered injuries to her mouth and forehead.

Late on Saturday Ndaba responded to the allegation via a WhatsApp voice note. He claimed he had cancelled his return to KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.

“I’m also surprised. I waited at the police station waiting for her to come and show herself‚ who she is and where did she meet me. But she didn’t show up.”

Ndaba also sent pictures of himself posing with two policemen at what appears to be an airport satellite booth.

Idols runner Mthokozisi

However he claimed it was evidence that he was at the police station.

“I cancelled my flight home. I’m not leaving Johannesburg until this thing is over.” – Mthokozisi

Mzansi Magic spokesman Nondumisi Mabece said the channel and Idols SA were aware of social media posts of an alleged incident that took place on November 24.

“We have however been unable to contact Mthokozisi who has travelled back to KwaZulu-Natal. Mzansi Magic and Idols SA condemn any acts of abuse.”

The alleged incident comes a week after Ndaba lost the Idols title to 17-year-old Paxton Fieles and reportedly had to receive “assistance” to deal with his emotions.

Mthokozisi walked off stage on Sunday night shortly after Paxton was crowned the winner of season 13 and denied any interviews.

Source: TshisaLIVE

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RED BULL 3STYLE WORLD DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS IS BACK!

RED BULL 3STYLE WORLD DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS

Red Bull 3Style World DJ Championships, a global competition for performance DJs returns to South Africa on Friday, 08 December. The competition, which showcases the art of DJing and entertaining audiences, will hold national finals in Johannesburg at Republic of 94 at 18:00.

The first global final of Red Bull 3Style World Champs was held in Paris in 2010. It has since served as a great global platform for performance DJs to entertain music fans and impress legendary judges with the hopes of becoming the World Champ. Six pre-selected finalists will battle it out on the 8th of December. Each DJ gets 15 minutes and must play at least 3 different genres of music in order to be crowned the champion and represent South Africa in Krakow, Poland early next year. 

The SA final will boast participants from three major South African cities. Ameeth Shah and DJ Eighty6 both hail from Durban. DJ J-Efx and DJ Tekneek from Cape Town and Ryan the DJ and DJ Shameless from Johannesburg. The DJs need to make sure their style is fresh, their music selection is next-level and have the kind of technical skills that leave the crowd in awe, as this is what determines the judging criteria, together with the crowd response.



The Red Bull 3Style South African champion, along with the other national winners from around the world, plus 3 global wildcards, will then make their way to Krakow, Poland for an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the 2018 Red Bull 3Style World DJ Championships. 

National Finals have been taking place around the world since September. Several countries have already selected their top six regional finalists, including Italy, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Netherlands and France. 

The 2017 South African judging panel includes DJ Byte who won the World Champs in 2015 and DJ Karve from Paris who was the first ever World Champion in 2010. Representing South Africa on the panel we have Tha Cutt who one Red Bull 3Style South Africa in 2012 and the legendary Ready D, who has helped pave the way for turntablism and the art of DJing to South Africans since the late 80s.

Be sure to watch social media for real-time updates, and the event page on Facebook.

All images and videos pos- event will be available on Red Bull Content Pool: https://www.redbullcontentpool.com/

For more information please visit: http://www.redbull3style.com/about-en/

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HANGMAN’S TOP 5 FINALISTS VYING FOR THAT R1-MILLION

ETV CELL C HANGMAN’S TOP 5 FINALISTS

The Top 5 contestants in Hangman powered by Cell C – broadcast on e.tv on Sundays at 11h50 and available to watch on black – have been revealed as the race to the R1-million heats up.

The 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.
  • Dr Sean Armstrong (aged 35 from Bedfordview): Uni Click is a safety syringe that improves the safety, accuracy and precision of medical dosing.

The five finalists won overwhelming approval from the ‘Backers’ (judges), including 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.

This week Bonex was looking for help with certification or clinical trials for his product; Chelsea was looking for partnerships; Christo wanted assistance from those in retail and distribution; Claire required support with deliveries and Sean made an appeal for those involved with micro-dosing.

Hangman is much more than a TV show with a weekly broadcast. Viewers can enjoy 24/7 entertainment via a Cell C Reality app where they can truly immerse themselves in the show. They can play “The Exchange” and win great prizes; get to know the Backers and watch sneak peek behind-the-scenes footage. Viewers can also get involved in the show itself – if their service matches a contestants’ need, they stand a chance to be in front of the cameras.

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.

The full Hangman series is also available on newly launched entertainment and content platform, black. South Africans can download the GETblack Android & iOS apps using a tablet or phone. It will also available on a web interface at www.black.co.za

Social media:
Internet: https://www.cellc.co.za/cellc/hangman
Twitter: Hangman_SA
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Hangman-SA
Hashtag: #cellchangman

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Not winning The Hustle was a blessing – Shane Eagle

Shane Eagle the hustle

Rapper Shane Eagle has come a long way since he was eliminated in the top four of hit TV reality music competition The Hustle with his debut album recently reaching over a million streams across digital media platforms.

Shane Patrick Hughes, best known by his stage name Shane Eagle, is a South African rapper. He is best known for making as one of the top four contestants on South African television show Vuzu: The Hustle.

“The biggest blessing to ever happen to me was not winning The Hustle. I was grateful that I was able to participate in the show and get the exposure and in a way I feel like I kind of won the show in that regard. If I had won it I would have been tied to contracts and (record) labels while at this point I am all about being independent and showing kids that there is a way to make it without record labels‚” he said.

The rapper was determined to prove that he was more than just a rapper by scoring a presenting gig on V-Entertainment.

“It is all down to your consistency and work rate. I feel like if I had only done The Hustle‚ people would have remembered me for that. I was blessed to be part of V-Entertainment. I never saw myself as a TV person but the opportunity presented itself and we discussed how we could use it to push the music and my brand. One day when you get to the top‚ people won’t remember every step you took to get there‚ only that you are‚” he added.

Source: Sowetanlive

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SA Actress Lara Lipschitz Wins An Award for Web Series

Lara Lipschitz Chin Up

Former YoTV star, Lara Lipschitz has made South Africa proud when she won the Best Actress award for her web series Chin Up at the 4th New York Web Fest. Lara and co-producer Devin Toselli were the first ever South African finalists at the web festival.

The series started almost exactly 4 years ago Lipschitz tells the Argus.

“The first episode was published on YouTube on the 19th of November 2013. It started as a once off video just to be creative and proactive. I love comedy and I wanted to make something that would showcase that side of me,” she explained.

Lara has featured in a number of South African soapies including Isidingo and has also acted alongside headline Hollywood stars such as Idris Elba and Daniel Radcliffe.

I’m so excited and honoured. The standard of all the nominees was so high. It’s incredible and so validating to know that South Africa can compete internationally. It’s a real dream come true.” – Lara Lipschitz said.

“Make your own work and put it out there. The future for TV is online. Netflix and showmax are proof of that. The internet makes the world a lot smaller and more accessible. Stop waiting for something to happen” – Lara told People Magazine in an interview.

 

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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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