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MTV Shuga stars Stephanie Sandows and Given Stuurman interview Charlize Theron and Elton John

Stephanie Sandows and Charlize Theron

Local celebrities Stephanie Sandows and Given Stuurman interview Charlize Theron and Elton John about HIV/AIDS, Stigma, Activism and the New MTV Shuga Campaign at the International Aids Conference. 

ALSO READ: MTV Shuga Launches Three New Campaigns

In an in-depth interview in Amsterdam during the International AIDS Conference, Charlize Theron and Elton John sit down with the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and MTV Shuga stars Stephanie Sandows who plays Tsholo and Given Stuurman who plays Reggie.

Scandal! actress Stephanie also starred in MTV Shuga Season 5. She played a 15 year old character, Tsholo, aspires to having all the good “things” in life and decides to get them through a transactional relationship.

Given Stuurman, who also stars on Scandal! starred in MTV Shuga Season 5. Reggie, who was not attracted to girls, was grappling with understanding his sexuality.

Given Stuurman and Elton John

In the below video clip, Charlize Theron speaks about the power of social media to eliminate stigma, how men and women can work together to fight for female rights and respect, the power of MTV Shuga to inspire change, and her hopes for young African women.

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Five Minutes With Top Billing’s Ryle De Morny

Top Billing Ryle De Morny

The fourth season of Presenter Search on 3 came to a jaw-dropping end earlier this month and six brand new faces joined the SABC 3 family.

ALSO READ: Getting To Know Top Billing’s Dr. Fezile Mkhize

While initially looking for three new presenters to join the SABC 3 stable, judges Patience Stevens, DJ Fresh, Sbusiso Kumalo and Jeannie D were impressed by the overwhelming amount of talent and have decided to open up the industry even further by welcoming Harmony Katulondi, Ryle De Morny, Fezile Mkhize,Palesa Tembe, and Thabiso Makhubela to the SABC 3 family with Mosa Kaiser grabbing a role as Expresso’s new field presenter.

Ryle De Morny joins the team as one of the brand-new Top Billing presenters. The entrepreneur, model and lifeguard wowed the judges with his effortless presenting style and his ability to captivate audiences no matter what scenario he is put in. Ryle, who holds the title of ‘fastest man on sand’, is excited about his new chapter and his journey on Presenter Search on 3 is proof that now is his time to shine.

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Getting to know figure skater Ancio Van Tonder

figure skater Ancio Van Tonder

Ancio van Tonder is without a doubt one of the most talented figure skaters in South Africa. The 20-year-old figure skater from Cape Town discovered his figure skating skills at the age of 3.

ALSO READ: Zakeeya Patel Shows Her Luscious Dance Moves

As a 3-year-old toddler, Ancio’s amazing talent was spotted by one of the elite coaches at Grand West Casino and was told to take professional lessons. 2 years later he went to SA nationals. At the age of 7, he received South African colours for competing in Zagreb, Croatia where he placed 1st.

Speaking of his skating career, van Tonder had to leave South Africa in order to pursue his skating career.

“I left home at the age of 12 to train in Canada with World renowned and Olympic coaches to further my skating career. Since then I have been 8 time South African National Champion, I have competed at multiple international competitions and have been on the Junior Grand Prix circuit for 3 years,” – Ancio said.

He further added that in 2014 he was part of a Reality TV show in India “Dare2Dance” ( similar concept to dancing with the stars ). He was hired as the professional skater and his celebrity partner came 2nd on the show.

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Five Minutes With PRESENTER SEARCH ON 3’s Shannon Leibach

PRESENTER SEARCH ON 3’s Shannon Leibach

In a shocking double elimination, Presenter Search on 3 finalists Peelo Mookodi and Shannon Leibach became the next contestants to be eliminated from the reality competition which has searched the country for three new faces to join SABC 3. 

ALSO READ: Five Minutes With PRESENTER SEARCH ON 3’S Peelo Mookodi

After a challenging Expresso takeover, the contestants were given a taste of the good life with their very own segment on SABC 3’s flagship lifestyle magazine show Top Billing as they got a chance to showcase fine dining, celebrity interviews and cutting-edge design in the way Top Billing is famous for.

Unfortunately, Shannon’s road on Presenter Search on 3 came to a halt in what was easily one of the most dramatic episodes of the season so far. Jeannie D was disappointed that Shannon is still fluffing his lines up at this stage in the competition. “You have got to get those lines very quickly. What happens is if you are put into a situation when you interviewing Madonna, you only have one take with Madonna, you don’t have a chance to do another link or to ask her a question again – and that’s the kind of level you have to be at with Top Billing.” Patience added that Shannon “had a disastrous beginning” to his insert. “We have very limited time on shoots. A presenter has to be so sharp and get the pronunciation of people’s names right the first time and not the fourth or fifth time.”

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Denise Zimba calls Ayanda Thabethe talentless Again

Denise Zimba on Ayanda Thabethe

TV personality Denise Zimba has come after Ayanda Thabethe again saying Ayanda is beautiful but she cannot present. 

ALSO READ: Ayanda Thabethe Looks Sexy On GQ South Africa March Issue

Denise Zimba, who was invited on Pearl Thusi’s show ‘Behind the Story’, was asked what was behind her reason for saying “Thabethe is pretty but can’t present” last year on the V-Table.

During her sit down interview with Pearl, she double-downed on her initial statement saying: “‘Zimba says no to Ayanda Thabethe talent’. Uh, what does she do, kana?’

Denise also made it clear that she is not changing her mind out her and fully believes that while Thabethe is beautiful she doesn’t have any presenting skills.

“She is f**ken beautiful but still can’t present‚” Zimba said.

Image Courtesy: instagram.com/missdenisezimba

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Bonang Matheba is finally going to Real Talk on 3

Bonang Matheba on Real Talk

South African television personality, radio host and businesswoman Bonang Matheba will make her first-ever appearance on Real Talk next week Monday.

ALSO READ: Azania Mosaka Replaces Anele Mdoda On Real Talk

On Wednesday, radio DJ Azania Mosaka was announced as the new host of the celebrity talk-show following Anele Mdoda’s resignation last month.

The news was announced by TVwithThinus saying “BREAKING. @Azania_ Mosaka, taking over from Anele Mdoda on @RealTalkOn3 on @SABC3, scores a sit-down scoop for her first episode debut on Monday 18 June as the new host: Her first guest will be @bonang_m doing her first-ever interview on Real Talk.”

Bonang’s interview will be followed by DJ Zinhle’s interview.

Bonang Matheba’s episode will air on Monday – 18 June at 18:02 and DJ Zinhle’s episode will air on Tuesday – 19 June at 18:02 on SABC 3 (DSTV channel 193). Their appearances will be followed by that of Lady Zamar, Kwesta and Mshoza.

Image Courtesy: instagram.com/bonang_m

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Giggling Gourmet & Tannie Evita Team Up for Darling Trust Dinner

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This year sees the launch of a brand new fundraising initiative by The Darling Trust Dinner; a dinner and auction where Tannie Evita joins forces with Jenny Morris to bring guests a night of the wittiest entertainment combined with the best food imaginable and a chance to bid for some fabulous, generously donated auction lots.

Morris – aka the Giggling Gourmet – is one of South Africa’s most-loved food personalities, who expresses her passion for food through many different vocations; multiple cookbook author, magazine writer, radio broadcaster and TV presenter, celebrity chef, teacher, caterer and culinary tour guide, both locally and internationally. And if that wasn’t enough, Morris also runs her own much-lauded restaurant – Yumcious – with husband David in Cape Town’s Waterkant district.

Morris also often gives of her time and energy to raise funds for charity, a trait that started at a young age and which ultimately kicked off her love affair with food when, as a small girl, she prepared mouth-watering treats for fundraisers at her school.

We managed to corner Morris long enough to ask her a few questions:

Tell us a bit about your journey to achieving your goals of becoming South Africa’s Giggling Gourmet?

I always wanted to be chef but my late father was against it saying what kind of a job was this for a woman and would not pay for me to study cheffing. I decided when I left school I would “spite my father” by joining the Post Office Telecom division (now Telkom ), and trained as a telephone electrician and constructed exchanges. But I was determined to find a way into the food industry and approached a hotel so I could get into the hospitality industry knowing that If I started on the ground floor I would be able to work my way into the kitchen.

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Khabonina Qubeka Bags A Show On BET Africa

Khabonina Qubeka BET Africa

Popular South African award-winning actress, choreographer, TV host and the first South African to release a fitness DVD, Khabonina Qubeka, has bagged herself a new gig on BET Africa. Khabonina has been announced as the presenter of new BET’s Fix My Love reality TV show.

On the show the Isidingo actress, with the support of clinical psychologist and councilor, Dr Khosi Jiyane, will be fixing broken relationships.

“For Fix My Love I intend on bring honesty and genuineness because as an avid viewer of reality emotainment shows, often I find myself wishing that the host could have come from an honest place or sounded more genuine. Often hosts are chasing something else and completely miss the genuineness of the context being shared by the guest and I hope I won’t be that person,” Khabonina said.

Each episode will see audiences first getting to know the couple by hearing about the highs and happiest moments in their lives together, before the full and intense story of what went wrong is revealed through their intimate introspection.

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The couple is then sent off on a ‘one night to save your life’ mission, where they go on a dinner date to explore whether they can fix their love. Intense discussions, burning questions and a surprise twist await them to find out if they will give their love another chance, or face the reality to call it quits.

“BET is committed to local content that entertains and makes a difference in our viewers lives. Fix My Love is a great new addition to our local programming and will resonate strongly with BET audiences across Africa.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Khabonina to our family and I am confident she will be loved and make a great success of this fresh local series,” says Monde Twala, Vice President for BET, Youth and Music for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN Africa).

Fix My Love premieres on May at 9pm on BET (DStv channel 129).

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Being Bonang returns for season 2

Being Bonang returns for season 2

South African television personality, radio host and businesswoman Bonang Matheba has confirmed that her reality show, “Being Bonang” will return for season 2.

Speaking to the media at an exclusive event, Matheba revealed her upcoming projects for this year.

“Season 2 of Being Bonang is back on the 4th of May, so may the fourth be with you,” she said.

The media personality added that “Back by popular demand. There is going to be lots of laughs and lots of quatables. This season is a lot more international, and you’ll get to meet a lot more people. We’ll also get into Pinky Girl’s life a bit more. And I go on a couple of dates.”

“I’m going to show people into my space. A lot of people are wondering how I’m doing after the breakup, and you will see that in the show too,” she said.

This news comes after Bonang said last year September that Being Bonang will not be returning for season 2.

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Watch Boity sits down with psychic medium Cindy Kruger

Boity and psychic medium Cindy Kruger

Actress and the former Club 808 presenter Boity accepted an invite from FOXlife’s new show, ‘Spirit Life Africa,’ for a psychic reading. The actress can be seen in a trailer speaking to a psychic medium Cindy Kruger.

Boity said she was a bit hesitant when FOXlife approached her but she agreed and she is happy.

Sharing the teaser video on her Instagram account, Boity wrote: “Those who know me well understand just how much I enjoy experiencing the broadness of Spirituality. So when FOXlife approached me for a reading with the to be on their show #SPIRITLifeAfrica with the amazing Cindy Kruger @healing_with_angels, although very hesitant, I agreed and I am so happy I did. This being my first experience with a medium of her kind, it was quite an enlightening reading (sic).”

However, supporters felt that Kruger was talking about Boity ex, Cassper Nyovest, when she said: “We have a lot of broken trust in relationships. Specifically to a “C” that you can’t trust.”

Watch the trailer below:

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