Melinda Bam And Kelly Gunnell Eliminated In Shock #TIOT8 Episode

Tropika Island Of Treasure Melinda Bam and Kelly Gunnell

The new season of Tropika Island Of Treasure is in full swing and after Tumi Voster and Mark-Anthony Bingham were the first to be eliminated, front-runners Melinda Bam and Kelly Gunnell (Team Coral) exited the show in what has become one of Tropika Island of Treasure’s most shocking eliminations.

Melinda and Kelly have been dominating the challenges throughout the season but after the leaderboard was cleared, their luck turned. Last week, the two received three points in a general knowledge challenge and the team couldn’t seem to pick themselves up. After being on the losing team of the human foosball challenge in last nights’ episode, Melinda and Kelly were the first team to complete and ultimately win the next puzzle challenge. But, after a tie-breaker challenge between competitors and #TeamBlue contestants Sbahle Mpisane and Nondu Mabizela, the two found themselves in the elimination challenge.

The elimination challenge saw bottom three teams Team Coral (Melinda Bam and Kelly Gunnell), Team White (Khanya Mkangisa and Mpande Buthelezi) and Team Yellow (Nay Maps and Rudi Witkowsky) test their puzzle-solving skills yet again and, shockingly, Team Coral came in last. The elimination came as a shock to the remaining contestants and is a reminder that anybody could leave at any time. 

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SundanceTV looking for South African short films for TV competition

SundanceTV announces TV competition

SundanceTV announced today the launch of the 2018 SundanceTV Shorts competition. The Jury Prize winning film will be broadcast on Sundance TV later this year and will premiere at an event during Sundance Film Festival: London, which takes place May 31 to June 3.

MultiChoice, SundanceTV’s exclusive affiliate partner in South Africa, will be supporting the competition with a representative joining the panel of jurors alongside Sundance TV and Sundance Institute.

“The Sundance TV Shorts competition reflects the very essence of the channel,” says Geraud Alazard, Senior Vice President of Marketing at AMC Networks International.

“It encapsulates SundanceTV’s unique energy and passion, shining a spotlight on independent storytelling and emerging talent.  We’re incredibly excited to collaborate with Sundance Institute again this year and we’re enormously grateful for the support of our affiliate partner, MultiChoice.”

Submissions to the 2018 SundanceTV Shorts Competition can be made until April 15 at Entries must be submitted by the producer or director of the film who can provide proof of residency in South Africa. Films should be no longer than 15 minutes and must be delivered with English subtitles if English is not the language spoken in the film. Entries must meet SundanceTV’s official rules and technical requirements.

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Nandi Madida is set to host a brand new fashion TV show

Made In Africa Nandi Madida

Singer, actress, model and television presenter Nandi Madida has bagged herself a television gig. The media personality and businesswoman will be the executive producer and host of a brand new fashion TV show.

18 upcoming designers will compete to be crowned as Africa’s next international designer. The fashion TV show titled ‘Made In Africa’ will air on BET Africa.

The mother of one to to social media where she announced the good news to her fans.

“EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT💫!! AFRICA & the globe it brings me so much joy to announce that I will be Executive Producer and Host of a brand new fashion Television show Titled – MADE IN AFRICA on @BET_Africa @BET_Intl (Can’t believe I get to say that at 29yrs old).

We are looking for AFRICA’S next International designer🌍. Could it be you? Enter NOW!” – Nandi announced on her Instagram account.

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Presenter Search on SABC3 Returns For New Season

Presenter Search on SABC3

The popular Presenter Search phenomenon is back on SABC3! The Presenter Search on 3 spotlight is searching for television presenters for various shows on SABC3. You’re not just auditioning to host a TV show; the judges are looking for brand ambassadors that embody the spirit of SABC3 as a channel that shines the spotlight on our progress and aspirations.  If you have what it takes, then the opportunities are endless and the stage is yours!

Auditions are taking place in:

  • Port Elizabeth on Sunday the 25thof March at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
  • Cape Town on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of April at a venue still to be confirmed.
  • Durban on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of April at the Durban Exhibition Centre.
  • Johannesburg on Friday the 20th, Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of April at Wanderers Cricket Stadium.

To enter, just arrive at the audition venues on the date of the audition and fill out an entry form. Visit for more details and keep an eye on Presenter Search on 3 Social Media, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for extra exciting opportunities to enter!

Television presenting is not just about the fame, it’s a career that demands more than looks on fleek and adoring social media fans! In addition to becoming the new presenters on the channel’s TV shows, this year’s winners will also become the new faces of SABC 3. Life in the spotlight will not only be filled with glamour and travel. The potential winners need to reflect the dynamic spirit of SA with a go-getter attitude that makes them own any room they walk into. They should be unapologetic about who they are, proud of their background and be able to represent South Africa on any stage be it local, regional or international!

Presenter Search on 3 spring-boarded the careers of the previous winners:  Simba Mhere (Top Billing), Jonathan Boynton-Lee (Top Billing), Zoë Brown (Expresso), Danilo Acquisto (Afternoon Express and Win a Home) and Jade Hübner (Top Billing) all of whom became household names. Their journeys to stardom started in the queues of Presenter Search on 3 and you could follow in their footsteps.

Do you think you’re the next charismatic Top Billing presenter? Can you talk to the country daily live on Afternoon Express? Are you a ready to wake up South Africa every morning as the newest member of the Expresso morning show? SABC3 offers an abundance of exciting television shows which you could be a part of. If you think you have what it takes then this is your chance to own the stage and take your place in the spotlight.

This season of Presenter Search on 3 hits your screens every Thursday at 19:30 starting on the 10th of May on SABC3.

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Tumi Voster and Mark-Anthony leave Tropika Island Of Treasure

Tumi Voster & Mark-Anthony Bingham

It’s been a nail-biting season of Tropika Island Of Treasure so far and this week, the first elimination took place. After receiving the lowest number of points throughout the first round of challenges, 5FM presenter Tumi Voster and Mark-Anthony Bingham were booted off the island.

Naturally, the duo is gutted about being the first to leave the island and their bubby personalities are sure to be missed. The teams continue to battle it out for a share of that smoooth R1 million. However, with a variety of Slenda Twists on the way, the next few episodes of Tropika Island Of Treasure promise to be entertaining.

Q&A With Tumi Voster & Mark-Anthony Bingham Shortly After Being Eliminated:

What surprised you most about yourself being on TIOT and the island?

Tumi Voster: If you told me five years ago that I would be on a reality show, I would’ve probably not believed you. I learned that I can do whatever I set my mind to doing. I learned to be more open to new and exciting experiences! Everything that happened on that island was a surprise every single day but I was prepared and ready every single day to face all the challenges. I am happy that I got to show my fans or followers a different side of me they’ve never seen before as I am quite a private person.

Mark-Anthony Bingham: What I learned the most was that I was able to allow a female to lead as I’m always the dominant one, and I learned to listen – not just rush in to situations.

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Top Gear team takes on some off-road toys and tests the all new McLaren 720S

McLaren 720S Top Gear

Join Top Gear team Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris as they head into the Californian woods to test some amazing off-road toys such as dune buggies, dirt bikes and even personal tanks – and hunt for Big Foot.

Rory Reid invents the sport of reverse camera racing, while Chris puts the new McLaren 720S to the test to see if it’ll match up to its brother, the McLaren P1. Real race transponders were used in order to gain accurate lap times during this segment while the track temperature later in the day rose to a sweltering 37 degrees! All in a day’s work for the Top Gear team, this week they are joined in-studio by guest, comedian Lee Mack.

A few years back, Chris Harris was the first journalist to bring together, on a single racetrack, the three fastest hypercars of the modern era: of McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918. That track, specifically, was Portimão, on Portugal’s Algarve coast. The fastest of the trio, in Harris’s annoyingly able mitts, was the McLaren.

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Rapper Emtee starts his own TV reality music competition

Rap4Me Emtee on GauTV

Hip-hop rapper Emtee is about to take the world by storm. The rapper confirmed that he will be having his own TV reality music competition show which will air on GauTV (DStv Channel 265).

Emtee revealed that the reality show, which will be called Rap4Me, will unearth Mzansi’s next big hip-hop artist.

“I have this idea for a TV show that will discover young rap talent and also showcase them to the country. I am passionate about young talent and have tried to expose them to the industry through my new record label. This is just the next step in that,” – Emtee told TshisaLIVE early last year.

Emtee’s manager Lebo Maswanganyi said “we are still shooting the show and have been this whole week. I think we announced it a little too soon last year with no proper planning or conceptualisation. We had auditions but it wasn’t marketed properly so we didn’t have enough content. We had to go back to the drawing board and work on it again. Also, Emtee’s schedule was very busy with shows and other projects.”

“GauTV have been very supportive of the project and have been patient with us. We are looking forward to it finally being on screens,” Lebo added.

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The Celebrities Pick Their Teams In Nail-Biting #TIOT8 Episode

Sbahle Mpisane and Nondu Mabizela TIOT

Following a series of Slenda Twists in the new season of Tropika Island of Treasure (TIOT) so far, the most recent episode (episode 3) finally revealed the pairings of celebs and contestants. This comes after the contestants battled it out in extreme challenges which gave the celebrities a glimpse into that they bring to the table. But, to get the contestant they wanted, the celebrities needed to be put to the test in challenges which tested both their physical and puzzle-solving capabilities.

After coming out tops, Brendan Peyper picked Durban-born Lisanne Lazarus as his team mate. In second place, Melinda Bam partnered with former South African swimmer Kelly Gunnell. Nay Maps added some brawn to his team as he picked Rudi Witkowsky after coming in third. Fourth place meant that Sbahle Mpisane added the spicy Nondu Mabizela to her team before Khanya Mkangisa picked Mpande Buthelezi. The final two saw Karabo Mogane pick Lihle Ngubo which meant that the final team consists of Tumi Voster and Mark-Anthony Bingham. 

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Top Model South Africa Announces 2018 Winners!

Top Model South Africa Melissa Magiera

The Grand Finale of Top Model South Africa (TMSA) was hosted on the 17th of February 2018, in the Big Top Arena at Carnival City. This spectacular event, brought to life by renowned Choreographer and Producer, Willie Venter, wowed thousands of spectators as more than 80 finalists from all over the country competed for this prestigious award. But at the end, it was Melissa Magiera (22) from Cape Town, and Alexander Jenkinson (18) from Cullinan, who walked away with the title of Top Model South Africa!

“Winning Top Model SA is a dream come true for me,” says Melissa, a professional dancer with more than 10 years experience. “Always believe in yourself, no matter what. Hard work and determination will get you what you truly want.”

Alexander Jenkinson
Alexander Jenkinson (18) from Cullinan
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Winner of The Intern by David Tlale uncrowned

Winner of The Intern by David Tlale uncrowned

Winner of The Intern by David Tlale, Kuena Moshoeshoe has been uncrowned and her prizes have been given to the runner-up, Keletso Moraba. This comes after Moshoeshoe waited more than three months for her prizes from designer David Tlale and the SABC.

Three weeks ago, the national broadcaster,in an official statement, promised: “the SABC will ensure that the delivery of prizes to the winner will be honoured.”

It came after the fashion designer and the reality show failed to give Kuena Moshoeshoe her prizes as promised by SABC3’s The Intern that ended in October 2017.

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