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Nomzamo Mbatha to Host the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2018

Nomzamo Mbatha to Host the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo

Actress and philanthropist Nomzamo Mbatha has been named host of the 2018 Veuve Cliquot Masters Polo, which takes place at Val de Vie Estate on the 3rd of March.

Nomzamo first made headlines at the 2016 Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo, where she was named the Best Dressed.2017 then saw her taking up the hosting duties for the first time. The 2018 Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo, themed Cape Town Summer, will mark Mbatha’s second year running hosting the prestigious polo match and social event.

Celebrated as a gathering of polo enthusiasts in the beautiful Cape Town winelands, the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo remains one of the most sought-after tickets of the South African social calendar. Attended by local and international celebrities, VIPs as well as members of the media, the event offers the perfect blend of polo, a scenic day in the Cape Town sun, beautiful people, champagne and a fashion extravaganza on the sidelines. The event aims to continuously exceed guests’ expectations, from the quality and speed of the polo, to the curated festivities throughout the day.

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Anika Noni Rose visits South Africa (Mzansi)

Anika Noni Rose visits South Africa

American actress and singer known for her Tony Award-winning performance in the Broadway production of Caroline Anika Noni Rose will be in the country.

‘Dreamgirls’ star Anika will be joining South Africa’s A-lister’s at the Masters Polo 2018 event taking place on the 3rd of March at Val de Vie Estate.

Anika also voiced Tiana, an African-American princess in Walt Disney Pictures’ 2009 animated film The Princess and the Frog. In 2014, Anika played the role of Beneatha Younger in the Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun, for which she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. She was named a Disney Legend in 2011.

Rose is familiar with Africa. She spent months in 2009 in Botswana filming the award-winning mini-series, “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” alongside Jill Scott, Idris Elba, Desmond Dube, David Oyelowo, and John Kani.

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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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Lalla Hirayama is set to cover the Oscar’s red carpet

Lalla Hirayama to cover the Oscar’s red carpet

M-Net Movies has landed a celebratoy spot on the red carpet at the landmark 90th Academy Awards taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 4 March 2018. TV Host, actress, dancer and model, Lalla Hirayama will be the one making sure that movie fans across Africa experience all the glitz and glam.

The Academy of Motion Pictures and Science invited M-Net Movies to cover the furore and excitement of the event and popular M-Net Movies.

M-Net Channels Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard, expressed her excitement at achieving this feat, “you can imagine how broadcasters around the world are trying their luck each year to be part of this prestigious event. It’s a dream come true for M-Net Movies and Lalla and the team will be pulling out all the stops to represent our viewers and stand out from the crowd.”

Lalla already has her outfit on lock as she will be wearing a one-of-a-kind dress by famed fashion designer David Tlale.

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Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters attends NYFW

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters attends NYFW

Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters looked stunning at the Black Panther inspired presentation, “Welcome to Wakanda” at New York Fashion Week.

Born on 28 June 1995, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is a South African model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2017. She previously was crowned Miss South Africa 2017, and is the second Miss Universe winner from South Africa, following Miss Universe 1978, Margaret Gardiner.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters attends NYFW black panther inspired

According to News24, the Marvel Studios sponsored presentation featured designs by LaQuan Smith, Chromat, Wale Oyejide of the brand Ikire Jones, Fear of God and others, including the jewelry of Douriean Fletcher in a capsule collection.

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Nandi Madida makes New York Fashion Week debut

Nandi Madida makes New York Fashion Week debut

South African celebrity Nandi Madida presented her Colour by Nandi Madida Autumn/Winter 2018 collection. Nandi collaborated with designers Philani Lindokuhle, Kentse Masilo and Josh Patron for her Autumn/Winter, at New York Fashion Week on Saturday.

The event was held at the Oxford Fashion Studio in New York City.

Models donned bright wigs, traditional Zulu accessories and make-up along with the bright coloured outfit that were attributed to the colours that represented Autumn and Winter.

New York Fashion Week

Colour Fashion label is a brand that consists of African inspired outfits in bright colours, with an assortment of gowns, jumpsuits and tailored suits. The brand is aimed at displaying the power, intelligence and beauty that is displayed by the African woman.

The Power Suit Collection

According to IOL, Madida’s show was widely received by the shows attendees, with a standing ovation for the creator when she took to the runway, alongside fellow designer Patron. It looks like another South African fashion designer has found a place on the New York Fashion Week radar, and most are anxious to see what Colour comes out with for their Spring/Summer collection.



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Nina Hastie LIVE at The Goliath Comedy Club on 21 February 2018

Nina Hastie LIVE at The Goliath Comedy Club

Multi-talented actor, writer, radio, television and comedic personality, Nina Hastie, is set to perform her first solo comedy special next Wednesday, 21 February 2018 at The Goliath Comedy Club in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.

Don’t miss out on what is expected to be a sold-out event. Doors open at 19:30 and the show starts at 20:00. Tickets are R150 and can be purchased online here:

Having performed at most of South Africa’s top comedy events and been a part of some of the best comedy line-ups; Nina Hastie’s milestone of performing solo for the first time is highly anticipated.

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Distruction Boyz head to Spain

Distruction Boyz

Distruction Boyz, are set to take their thumping dance sounds to Barcelona, Spain.

The Distruction Boyz duo, which consists of Thobani “Que” Mgobhozi and Zipho “GoldMax” Mthembu, have been invited to perform at Barcelona’s Sonar Electronic Music Festival in June.

This comes after a successful 2017 which saw the duo win the SABC Summer Song with their hit Omunye, which features local artists Dladla Mshunqisi and Benny Maverick.

Reports found on IOL state that the duo themed the event as “It was all a dream” at a celebratory party held at The Joint at Durban’s North Beach this week.

“We are going to Spain for the Sonar Music Festival. It’s one of the biggest festivals in the world,” said Mgobhozi. “We are going to showcase our style of music which is gqom, we are going to be showing people from other countries what gqom music is,” he said.

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The Cape Wine Auction 2018 raises R17.5 million for education

The Cape Wine Auction 2018 raises R17.5 million for education

The 2018 Cape Wine Auction, held at Rustenberg Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, has raised R17.5 million for education in the Cape winelands and has amassed nearly R73 million in its five years of existence.

The day’s highest bid of R750 000 went for the Oneiric French Riviera Lot which included five nights in a private villa in Cannes on the French Riviera for eight people and lunch or dinner in the private dining room of South African chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen’s JAN, the award-wining Michelin star restaurant in Nice. Four signed magnum bottles of the sold out First Quantum Grand Reserve Bordeaux style 2011 blend were included in the package.

Other highly-contested lots included a getaway to Azura Benguerra Island in Mozambique and five cases of Chateau Pas de Loup wines from France’s Loire Valley; a sumptuous three-night stay at Morukuru Beach Lodge (opening July 2018) inclusive of a Warwick Estate wine experience and the American Express lot of trip to the BFI London Film Festival, concert tickets for Shania Twain at the O2 and the quarterfinals of the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships in New York.

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2018 SAFTAS nominations announced

2018 SAFTAS awards announced

The 12th annual South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) nominees were announced at the Inanda Country Club in Johannesburg. The event was hosted by a radio personality Masechaba Ndlovu.

According to Channel24, 79 awards will be handed out this year in the various categories covering everything from TV non-fiction, TV fiction, feature films, short films, to student films.

Only South African films and television shows that have been produced and publicly exhibited or broadcast between 1 August 2016 to 31 October 2017 were eligible to enter.

According the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa (NFVF) CEO and Saftas chairperson, Zama Mkosi, they “went to great lengths to get judges from different demographics and skills sets” to comb through the entries.

“We are proud of the record number of 262 judges used along 2 judging phases,” Mkosi added.

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