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Thapelo Mokoena and his wife Lesego welcome a healthy baby boy

Thapelo Mokoena and his wife Lesego

South African actor and television presenter Thapelo Mokoena and his wife Lesego have welcomed their second son.

ALSO READ: Thapelo Mokoena And His Wife Are Pregnant

Thapelo, who is best known for presenting the first season of the South African version of the reality competition Fear Factor in 2005, posted a photo of himself holding his wife’s baby bump back in June announcing that they were expecting.

The pair managed to keep their son’s birth out of the spotlight.

Taking to Instagram, Thapelo shared the picture of their older son Lereko with his little brother.

“A BROTHER’S LOVE #Lereko #Lefika #Myboys #God #Bakoena #Grateful #Love 🖤✊🏾🌍,” – he captioned his Instagram post.

Image Courtesy: instagram.com/mokoenalive

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Pearl Thusi graces cover of Sawubona and shares her first flight experience

Pearl Thusi graces cover of Sawubona

South African actress and television personality Pearl Thusi has graced the cover of SAA’s in-flight magazine Sawubona and shares her very first flight experience.

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Sawubona is the name of South African Airways’ official in-flight magazine, and means ‘greetings’ or ‘hello’ in Nguni. The magazine is provided for free on all South African Airways local, international and regional flights, and has been published by the whizzes at Ndalo Media since the 1st April 2013.

Sharing the beautiful black and white cover of the October edition on Instagram, Pearl Thusi said: “At home in KZN, there should still be a copy of the very first SAWUBONA magazine I ever laid my eyes on. SAA was the first airline I ever flew with.

It was 2003, just turned 15 and I was a Miss SA Teen finalist. And I was going to be on a plane for the first time ever. I grabbed anything I could to remember the occasion. My dad drove me, were HOURS early 😂😂😂 . How things change, now they all wave at me as I sprint to the gates. Today I am a platinum member of South African Airways and on the cover of SAWUBONA @sawubonasaa (sic).”

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Relebogile Mabotja hosts successful mentorship lunch for matric girls

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Media personality, Relebogile Mabotja, hosted a successful mentorship lunch for matric girls this past weekend at the Back O’ Moon Restaurant at Gold Reef City.

ALSO READ: Relebogile Talks To Fame Africa TV

Relebogile Mabotja hosted the mentorship lunch as an initiative to motivate the young girls as they prepare for their upcoming final examinations.

The girls received numerous tips and advice and were inspired by the journeys of not only Relebogile Mabotja but some of her industry friends and colleagues, some of whom attended the lunch, and others sent through video messages such as the likes of: Zizo Tshwete, Carol Ofori, Candise Modiselle, Nothando Migogo, Sho Madjozi, Tumi Morake, Katlego Maboe, Vusi Nova, Katlego Danke, Nadia Nakai, Dr Viwe Mtwesi and Pabi Moloi just to name a few.

Each girl also received a goodie bag to take home that consisted of items from local businesses and brands that came on board to support this initiative.

“I can’t thank all the brands enough for coming on board, especially at such short notice. Every item made a huge difference! I would also like to thank Gold Reef City for helping me pay it forward by supporting my initiative,” shares Relebogile Mabotja.

Image Courtesy: Supplied 

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Zodwa Wabantu’s special message to her ben 10 boyfriend

Zodwa Wabantu to her ben 10 boyfriend Ntokozo Linda

Queen of vosho Zodwa Wabantu has been very vocal about how much she loves her boyfriend. Despite all the criticism toward her and her ben 10 boyfriend Ntokozo Linda, Wabantu is madly in love with her man. 

ALSO READ: Zodwa Wabantu To Have Her Own Reality Show Called Emdeni Ka Zodwa

Earlier this year, Zodwa told Afternoon Express in an interview that her boyfriend is not chowing her money. She and her boyfriend knew each other for some time and used to share their money in the past.

“I have a Ben 10. I am happy. He is not a (typical) Ben 10. He works… at the bank. You say he is eating my money. No, I don’t have money. I have known him for four years. We would eat a R100 together and we would survive on that.” – she told the Afternoon Express team.

Taking to Instagram to express love for her “Chris Brown lookalike” boyfriend, the entertainer said: “He knows I don’t belong to him,I belong to the People all over the World, thank you for always understanding & waiting for me.

Ngoba if ubufuna Ngabe uyazifebela Mtana sekhaya ube ngu Chris Brown. I love you (sic),” – Zodwa Wabantu captioned her Instagram photo with her boyfriend.

Image Courtesy: instagram.com/zodwalibram

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Minnie Dlamini-Jones wants to be behind the camera again

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Television personality Minnie Dlamini-Jones feels that it’s time to do more off-camera work again. Mrs Jones revealed her future plans on The Drive with Mo Flava and Masechaba Ndlovu on Metro FM.

ALSO READ: Minnie Dlamini And Quinton Jones Celebrate Their First Anniversary

Minnie Dlamini was the producer of her three-part docu-series ‘Becoming Mrs Jones‘ which followed her through her journey to marrying her now husband, Quinton Jones. Her three-part docu-series was also produced by her company Beautiful Day Productions.

“I’ve still got an appetite for television, sort of being on camera, but I do think in the next couple of years I’ll be moving very far away from on-camera and really dedicating most of my time to production,” she said.

Mrs Jones went on to say that she loves the idea of creating content and shaping society through art.

“I love the idea of creating content and shaping society…it’s beautiful, I love it, and I just feel like it’s the natural progression in my career. It’s a way more lucrative business than being on camera.”

Dlamini also told Mo Flava and Masechaba Ndlovu that whatever she has in store, Beautiful Day Productions will be the one producing.

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Manu WorldStar’s Nalingi music video now live on YouTube

Manu WorldStar, Nalingi music video

After much anticipation, Joburg born Hip Hop artist co-managed by Vth Season and Punchline Media, Manu WorldStar’s, Nalingi music video is now live on YouTube. 

ALSO READ: Kwesta’s Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe SA’s Most Watched On YouTube

Currently sitting at number #3 on the Metro FM Top 40 Chart, #2 on the BBC 1 Xtra Top 5 AfroBoss Count Down Chart in the UK and at number #4 on yesterday’s RAMS Top 100 Chart (4th most played track by any artist on radio right now). The Nalingi single has positioned Manu WorldStar as an act to watch out for and there’s a lot more to come from the dynamic artist.

Causing a stir on social media since its exclusive debut last Tuesday on Trace Urban and Trace Africa, Manu WorldStar’s Nalingi music video is filled with surprise cameos; from the likes of songstress Thabsie, to Somizi’s daughter Bahumi, to the Punchline Media crew – Deexclsv, Luna Florentino and Tony X, to Music Unscripted and Slikour On Life’s Precious Nkadimeng aka Spoken Priestess.

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Moja LOVE introduces new show: UFELANI?

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Moja LOVE introduces a new narrated docu-drama series, UFELANI. This docu-drama series is centered around the lives of people who are victims of violent crimes. 

ALSO READ: Multichoice Introduces A New Entertainment Channel

“Moja LOVE is a new channel about Universal Love. Viewers are progressive, diverse and their roots are grounded in the history and love of this country, therefore our content offering needs to reflect that. As part of our strategy, we are ensuring that our local content offering represents also the love of women and country. All our dramas, telenovelas and reality shows will bring the best of the raw South African street culture with a twist of universal love,” said Jacqueline Rainers Setai, Head of Channel: Moja LOVE (Channel 157 on DStv).

These stories are told by the survivors or family and friends of the victims or the investigating officers of the crime. In this series UFELANI will re-enact these true crime stories and scenes using actors allowing viewers the visceral experience of reliving the crime.

The series deals with the scourges of femicide, domestic violence and abuse. More often than not these cases result in death or worse still leave survivors that have to carry the trauma for the rest of their lives. Moja LOVE provides a platform for these stories to be told and heard.

According to Head of Channel Jacqui Setai, “It is very exciting for Moja LOVE to produce a docu-drama with so much emotion and human interest, telling real stories in the voice of the people who were directly affected by the events. The series gives true meaning to UFELANI – “What are you dying for?”. Our viewers can look forward to emotionally driven crime stories filled with intrigue, heartfelt drama and action that forces us to open discussions about the lived experience of women in South Africa,” she added.

Catch the first episode of UFELANI this Wednesday at 9:30PM on Moja LOVE (Channel 157 on DStv).

Image Courtesy: mojalove.co.za

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eExtra’s brand new ‘KuierTyd’ premieres on Monday

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eExtra’s brand new two-hour block of Afrikaans programming, KuierTyd is set to premiere on Monday, 1 October from 7PM to 9PM. KuierTyd will cater to Afrikaans-speaking viewers every weekday, with prime time news, drama and current affairs.

ALSO READ: Bonang Matheba Announces A Social Media Documentary

Gebroke Harte will add some addictive daytime drama to the KuierTyd line-up every weekday at 7PM. The gripping Turkish telenovela has been dubbed into Afrikaans by some of South Africa’s leading actors and is the first international drama series to be dubbed into Afrikaans in 20 years. Gebroke Harte centres around the drama that ensues when two women from vastly different backgrounds find their lives intertwined 15 years after their babies were switched at birth.

Gebroke Harte will be followed by a new Afrikaans news bulletin, Nuusdag Om 8. Exclusive to eExtra, Nuusdag Om 8 promises to keep viewers informed, with a round-up of the top stories from around the world. It will have a strong local focus, with regional reports from around the country. Thereafter, fast-paced current affairs show Nuusdag Perspektief will dig a little deeper, providing in-depth analysis and discussions around the day’s topical stories and contentious issues.

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Bonang Matheba announces a social media documentary

Bonang Matheba Documentary

Media personality Bonang Matheba is without a doubt one of the most talented and successful celebrities in South Africa. The former Metro FM radio host has announced that she will have a social media documentary.

ALSO READ: Female Rapper Nadia Nakai Releases Behind The Scenes Documentary

A documentary which she co-produced called Public Figure will be released in 2019. The documentary, which is produced by American production company, Red Button Films, will look at the power of social media and how it has impacted society.

“Super proud of this project!! Co-produced an awesome documentary titled Public Figure alongside @redbuttonfilm …. @publicfigurefilm explores the power of social media & how it’s impacted society! Out in 2019 (sic),” – Bonang Matheba captioned the trailer on her Instagram account.

“This is an international project that has been in the works for a very long time. This is another step in my journey of being an executive producer and growing my production skills,” – Matheba told TshisaLIVE.

Watch the trailer below:

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Actress Sophie Ndaba responds regarding her weight-loss transformation

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Former Generations actress Sophie Ndaba took to Instagram to address people expressing shock at her appearance. Photos of Sophie Ndaba weight-loss have been making rounds on social media.

ALSO READ: Sophie Ndaba’s Shocking Weight Loss

The South African celebrity Sophie, addressed the issue saying that her obesity landed her in the hospital, that is the reason she had to lose weight because of her battle with diabetes.

On Friday, she wrote an emotional Instagram post, saying: “I’m sending my love to all my friends and family who are concerned about my weight and health. Living with Diabetes doesn’t mean my life must stop. It means I will fight to live and encourage those who already are suffering from this deadly disease. Help others prevent it.”

She further stated that she started her weight loss journey because she was obese and it affected her health.

Sophie Ndaba and her husband

“I made a confident choice to start eating well and loose weight. Yes it’s been a year of healthy eating and I’m proud of where I am. I want to encourage those who are struggling with obesity and say don’t worry what people think even if they will think you’re dying. Being overweight landed me in hospital. I made my weight loss choice. I’m proud of it!”

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