Cape Wine Auction offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend BFI London Film Festival

Cape Wine Auction competition

Cape Wine Auction offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend BFI London Film Festival and tickets to US Open
courtesy of American Express®.

The Cape Wine Auction is Africa’s most significant international wine charity auction and has broken records every year since its debut five years ago raising close to R55 million in the process.

Last year a bespoke experience in Napa Valley, California, sold for R3 million – the highest ever paid for a lot in the history of the auction.

In what is sure to be one of the more sought after lots at this year’s event – to be held on Saturday, February 10, at the Rustenberg Estate in Stellenbosch – headline sponsors American Express® and Nedbank Private Wealth have brought together two of their longstanding and successful partnerships, the British Film Institute and South African Airways Voyager, to offer a weekend in London to attend a gala screening as part of the 62nd BFI London Film Festival in October 2018.

The BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s best film festivals. As part of the BFI London Film Festival, the successful bidder and partner will be invited to attend a gala event in a London West End cinema, first enjoying pre-event drinks at a black-tie reception at a top London venue and then walking down the red carpet to the cinema. Red carpet attendees last year included Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone, Mary J Blige and Colin Farrell.

And, if that wasn’t enough, American Express is also offering a pair of tickets to see a top performing artist live in concert at the O2 arena in London the week of the BFI London Film Festival.

Included in this once-in-a-lifetime experience are two return business class tickets to London courtesy of SAA Voyager, local chauffeur services to and from Cape Town, Durban or Johannesburg airports, chauffeur service in London, three nights bed and breakfast at the Hotel Café Royal in Regent Street, London, luxury afternoon tea for two in the historic Oscar Wilde Bar in Hotel Café Royal and 100,000 Membership Rewards® Points credited to their Membership Rewards Account on their American Express Card.

The cherry on top? The successful bidder will also be offered a pair of tickets to sit courtside and enjoy the men’s and women’s quarterfinals of the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York which takes place in September.

“The Cape Wine Auction makes a significant contribution to education in the Cape region and we are delighted to be a sponsor and offer these unique experiences as auction lots,” says Catherine Malec, Vice President Business Development, American Express.

“We hope they will capture the interest of those bidding, allowing even more children to benefit from the good work of the Cape Wine Auction Trust.”

Tickets for this prestigious event were sold out in record time and are no longer available.

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Record producer Sketchy Bongo ties the knot

Record producer Sketchy Bongo gets married

The DJ and Producer Sketchy Bongo got married this past weekend to Blogger and his long-time girlfriend Chaz Moodley on a remote Caribbean island.

Yuvir Pillay, better known by his stage name Sketchy Bongo, is a South African record producer from Durban. Bongo has worked with artists such as AKA, Da Les, Shekinah and Aewon Wolf. His signature is the ski mask that he is constantly seen wearing.

The wedding was attended by the likes of Danny K, Jimmy Nevis, Andrew and Brian Chaplin of the hit duo Locnville among others.

It was an auspicious event with the stunning bride and groom saying “I do” in a traditional Indian ceremony.

According to Public Eye Maritzburg, a day before the wedding East Coast Radio presenter Jane Linley-Thomas decided to play a prank on the soon-to-be husband by saying that the venue was double booked and that he would have to share with another couple leaving Sketchy noticeably agitated by the news.

Lucky for Sketchy it was all a big prank in the name of fun opening the door for a lovely trouble free wedding.

Sketchy took to social media to thank all those who attended saying, “Thank you for all the wishes and congratulations. We are #married . Thank you to everyone who made this the best day for us. If you attended the wedding and want to post pictures, feel free. Restrictions removed. Just make sure they are good. Positive energy, positive vibes, still winning! I love you @chazmoodley”.

The stunning bride had her hair and make-up done by celebrity make-up artist Neil Ramautar.

5 days to go boo ❤️😍🙏🤵🏻👰🏻💍😘

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Minnie Dlamini is the new GH Mumm Master of Celebrations

GH Mumm Master of Celebrations Minnie Dlamini

Minnie Dlamini has just been accredited with a different MC title to kick off the year – she is now the official Master of Celebrations for the brand that know how to celebrate best, GH Mumm.

On the 27th January 2018, betting fans and racegoers will gather at Kenilworth Racecourse for the second instalment of the Sun Met, celebrated with GH Mumm.

The event, a major highlight of the African horseracing and social calendars, is Africa’s richest race.

According to Huffingtonpost, this year will see world-renowned athlete Usain Bolt attend the event in his capacity as GH Mumm’s newly-appointed “CEO” –– “chief entertainment officer”.

Minnie Dlamini GH Mumm Master of Celebrations

When asked how she feels about this new brand collaboration Minnie said; “It’s incredible, Mumm is a bold brand and I like to think of myself that way too, daring and bold. I am really excited about this collaboration, it just makes sense to me as a lover of champagne and of the brand. I’m also looking forward to representing the world’s most daring champagne with the world’s most daring athlete Usain Bolt. I’m in great company.”

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Babes Wodumo FULLY booked till April 2018

Babes Wodumo Fully Booked till 2018

If you are planning to book Babes Wodumo for New Year, Valentine and Easter gigs, forget it! Babes Wodumo is fully booked till April 2018.

Wodumo took to Instagram to announce she wasn’t taking any more bookings until 2018. This is all because she is up to her neck in bookings and gigs for a good four months.

Sharing the news, Wodumo thanks her fans for their love and support.

“We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone that has been supporting West Ink,” – the 23-year-old said.

Babes Wodumo Fully Booked

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Dj Cleo pulls out of Afropunk Festival

Dj Cleo pulls out of Afropunk Festival

Tlou Cleopas Monyepao professionally known as DJ Cleo has withdrawn from Afropunk. South African award-winning Kwaito and House producer from Gauteng and the founder of Will Of Steel Productions, said that he will not be playing at the Afropunk Festival, which is to be held in Johannesburg on 30 and 31 December 2017 at Constitution Hill.

“I won’t be playing at @afropunk anymore. I choose to be respectful in how I voice this tweet even thought there was none during the booking process.#LeNnaKeMotho,” – the DJ tweeted.

DJ Cleo is the second artist to pull out of the event in the past two days. On Thursday, Solange Knowles announced on her instagram account that she won’t be performing at the festival due to her medical condition.

“The past five months I have been quietly treating, and working through an Autonomic Disorder. It’s been a journey that hasn’t been easy on me,” she said in the post.

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Solange Knowles Cancels SA visit

musician Solange Knowles Cancels SA visit

Solange Knowles has confirmed that she would not be performing at her scheduled Joburg appearance at AFROPUNK due to be held on 30 and 31 December.

In a lengthy post on her Instagram page, she said she has been battling an illness for months.

“Wrote, deleted and re wrote this like 5 times… Still not sure what exactly or how much I want to share… However it’s so important to me for the people in South Africa, a place that has tremendous meaning to me and that has given me SO SO MUCH, to know why I won’t be performing at Afro Punk this NYE.”

“The past five months I have been quietly treating, and working through an Autonomic Disorder. It been a journey that hasn’t been easy on me. Sometimes I feel cool, and other times not so cool at all. It’s a complicated diagnoses , and I’m still learning so much myself, but right now, my doctors are not clearing me for such an extended lengthy flight, and doing a rigorous show right after.”

She has vowed to come to South Africa to make up.

“I can’t put into words how saddened and sorry I am that I am unable to perform for you guys this NYE, there is simply no other place I wanted to be than there with my family to bring in 2018 with you…….but I give you my ABSOLUTE WORD I will come back with AfroPunk and deliver this performance… it is so extremely important to me to connect with the people who have so closely inspired me in so many ways.”

AFROPUNK, meanwhile, said it was alarmed by the “sudden news of her severe health struggles.”

“Her music and spirit has been a place of great comfort and inspiration to us as a community. And of course we are incredibly saddened that she will no longer be performing at the inaugural AFROPUNK Joburg this weekend,” said AFROPUNK co-founder Matthew Morgan.

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Nandi Madida excited to host Afropunk festival

Nandi Madida Afropunk host

There is just a few days to go before the biggest cultural festival takes over the city.  The first AFROPUNK two-day extravaganza is coming to Johannesburg this season and the gorgeous Nandi Madida will host the event.

“I actually have the best manager ever. I was so thrilled, I wish you knew how much I love Afropunk. I would always speak about it,” Nandi said.

“It’s one thing to MC for an event but it’s something else to be part of an event that actually affects people’s lives positively. I am absolutely delighted.”

Nandi Madida, who is known for embracing her Africanism, symbolises what the Afropunk festival is all about.

“Things that I have been through, being ashamed or fearing to be yourself or all things African. This is about celebrating that and who we are.”

According to Sowetan, Madida explained that this is the one festival where you can be creative and wear whatever you want.

“People like myself and others are fortunate enough to have the little bit of international recognition because we are truly who we are. We are not trying to be anything else. “If we can keep that up and pride ourselves of who we are I think the world is going to love it.”

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All systems go for Mo Flava’s 9th annual New Year’s Day picnic

Mo Flava’s 9th annual New Year’s Day picnic

Metro FM The Drive radio personality and club DJ, Mo Flava, is set to host his 9th annual New Year’s Day picnic on Monday, 1 January 2018, at Mlando in Katlehong.

With a star-studded line-up of some of SA’s hottest MCs and biggest musical acts of 2017, this is definitely an event not to be missed. People interested in attending the show are encouraged to purchase tickets now to avoid disappointment. This event is counted as one of the most attended events to kick start each year.

As is expected year in and year out, Mo Flava’s New Year’s Day picnic includes a heavy weight line-up of DJs and performers such as the likes of DJ Fresh, Maphorisa, Shimza, Lady Zamar, Mobi Dixon, Team Mosha, Heavy K, Slique, Mgarimbe, MFR Souls, Mshega, Lebza the Villan, Zan D, Shluda, Kuxx DA Krux, Big Skyy and Mo Flava himself.

Tickets are available at your nearest Computicket outlet or online here:

Date: Monday, 1 January 2018
Time: 12pm till late
Venue: Mlando, Katlehong
Cost: R100 GA and R200 VIP at Computicket and R250 and R300 respectively at the gate
* Cooler boxes R150 small and R200 large, cooler boxes not allowed after 5pm

Celebrate the New Year with SA’s finest; don’t miss out on what is expected to be yet another memorable annual Mo Flava’s New Year’s Day picnic!

Get your tickets now and start 2018 off with the best entertainment South Africa has to offer.

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The 8th annual Maftown Heights pulls 18 000 crowd

Maftown Heights 2017

The 8th annual Maftown Heights had its biggest installment to date when it attracted over 18 000 people at the festival which took place this past weekend, Friday, 9 December 2017 at the Mmbatho Stadium in Mahikeng.

The historic home coming edition saw patrons attend from all over the country as well as neighbouring countries such as Botswana.

The star-studded line-up included the country’s biggest Hip Hop acts and MCs which included some classic reunions on stage such as Morafe and TBO Touch & Bonang who hadn’t shared a stage together in 8 years.

“The 8th annual Maftown Heights was an incredible night! Thank you to the over 18 000 people that came to Mmabatho Stadium and made the home coming edition the best ever edition of Maftown Heights. A big thank you to every artist, group and DJ that brought their A+ game and a very big thank you to our partners Mahika Mahikeng. Next year we do it again!” expresses Refiloe Ramogase, co-founder Maftown Heights.

“Maftown Heights has embarked on a new era and I’m extremely glad we took the festival home and that the home coming edition was so successful,” shares Khuli Chana, co-founder Maftown Heights.

With a strong call from the audience in attendance on Friday night that the festival return to Mahikeng in 2018, make sure to follow Africa’s second largest annual festival on social media to see if it will return home next year.

To view pictures from the 8th annual Maftown Heights edition, click online here:

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Gun-man threatened Amanda Black

Amanda Black threatened at gun point

South African singer-songwriter and recording artist, Amanda Benedicta Antony, popularly known by her stage name Amanda Black, has expressed the ill-treatment which she received at the Mapungubwe Jazz Festival on Saturday night.

The festival took place at the Polokwane Cricket Club last night, where Amanda and her band were scheduled to perform.

However, according to Amanda, her performance could not happen because she and her crew were chased off stage with a gun as she was about to start her set.

“We were literally chased off stage, and this guy followed us to the car and smacked one of my band members and threatened us with a gun for taking a video of him,” Amanda tweeted.

According to Sunday Sun, Amanda claims that the drama was caused by a mix up in timeslots for artists set to perform. She said that her and her band got onto stage at the allocated time but before they could perform, they were told to leave the stage immediately because the organisers wanted to put someone else on stage.

Award-winning artist, Amanda and her crew went to report the matter at the Polokwane SAPS.

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