In medieval times, a jester was employed by a nobleman or monarch to entertain him and his guests. The heavyweights of South African comedy are by no means jesters, but they certainly do entertain… Catch the Kings & Queens of Comedy at the Sandton Convention Centre on Friday, 21 July for a show of hysterical proportions.
Shining their comical armour and sharpening their witty swords for the night, the stellar line-up of comedy giants includes Joey Rasdien (MC), Khanyisa Bunu, Krijay Govender, Mark Banks, Mpho Popps, Muthu Murugan, Ndumiso Lindi, Rob van Vuuren, Tracey-Lee Oliver, Trevor Gumbi and Tumi Morake.
I recently attended the Dressed To Give Fashion Show sponsored by Luminance. Here are my favourite looks from the event and some notes on what went down…
Dressed To Give was a charity fashion show with proceeds going to women & children in risk and the Lupus Foundation, sponsored by Luminance.
The fashion show was produced by international producer Jan Malan.
Guests included CEO of Luminance Dr Judy Dlamini, President of WIZO Foundation Helen Maisel Trisk, Founder of SA Fashion Week Lucilla Booyzen, designers David Tlale, Suzaan Heyns, Erre, Laduma Ngxokolo, Rahim Rawjee; editors Jenny Andrew, Sharon Becker, Jacquie Myburg, actress Terry Pheto. Performances from Louise Carver, Laurie Levine & DJ Kimmy K
Caster Semenya walked the runway in Row-G
David Tlale showed exclusive pieces from his collection
MaXhosa by Laduma debuted his latest collection
Suzann Heyns collaborated with Franz Grabe to bring the Tree Of Life theme across in the opening scene.
The hair care industry worldwide is an enormous business. From products, hair stylists to appliances and hair pieces, it seems like a niche market can be found anywhere in the world, because we all need to wash our hair, right?
Usually, I leave my semi-curly hair to its own devices on the weekends, and blow it out for work on week days. Either way, my products keep changing as I experiment with what works best – a hair brand slut, of sorts.
Minnie Dlamini – Tropika Island of Treasure 7 Presenter
I was first introduced to Tropika Island of Treasure when my husband, Siraaj Cassiem, edited season 6. Now, season 7 of the much anticipated series will soon premiere on Monday, 27 March 2017, on SABC 3 at 19h30.
I attended the launch event recently, where selected members of the media got to see a sneak peek of what to expect.
E! Entertainment Television (DStv channel 124), NBCUniversal International Network’s pop culture channel, announced Katleho Sinivasan as the winner of the reality competition series The Search: E! Host South Africa and the new E! South Africa host. The winner was revealed in the last episode of the six-part series and live at an exclusive event in Johannesburg on March 8, whose attendees included South Africa’s biggest names in the entertainment industry.
Cosmopolitan SAwill crown SA’s sexiest man at what promises to be the steamiest event of the year. Twelve of SA’s hottest men will take to the stage to showcase their sexiness, with one taking the sexiest man title at the Cosmo SA Sexiest Men 2017event on 9th February at Madison Avenue, Rivonia in Johannesburg.
I bought my first Jamie Oliver cookbook in about 2000 (The Return of the Naked Chef) and I’ve been a fan of his cooking and shows since then.
Jamie’s Italian restaurant recently opened in Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, and I visited the establishment, at my own cost.
The restaurant reminded me of an up-market version of Col’Cacchio restaurant (another favourite of mine). We were welcomed by the manager and lead to our table – it was 12h00 noon and the restaurant had just opened for the day, so it was fairly empty, and I was able to get a good sense of the space and décor.
I am a huge fan of E! Entertainment Television, so I was ecstatic to hear that they are about to launch a local presenter search.
The six-part competition series, set to launch in 2017, will follow eight local contestants as they compete for the honour of being named the first-ever host for E! in South Africa.
The locally produced series called “The Search: E! Host South Africa” is expected to launch on DStv channel 124 in February 2017, and will follow eight aspiring presenters as they compete to become the first-ever host for the channel in South Africa, and next member of the E! family.
“E! Entertainment Television continues to invest into original programming and with The Search: E! Host South Africa about to begin production, we are delighted to be showcasing local talent” says Colin McLeod, Managing Director, UK and Emerging Markets, NBC Universal International Networks. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance for up-and-coming talent from across the country to pursue this unique opportunity to become a pop culture ambassador on E! in Africa.”
This new reality competition will follow the contestants as they live together in a luxurious mansion, showcasing their talent in a series of weekly challenges. Each week, one of the contestants will be eliminated by a panel of judges until only the most accomplished and tenacious contender – whose finger is firmly on the pulse of pop culture – is declared the winner. The winner will see their star-studded dreams come true, as they become the first-ever E! Host South Africa, covering future events on behalf of the channel.
I’m a fan of cruise liners – I won a Mediterranean cruise in 1997 and also done the Durban – Portuguese Islands in Mozambique – Durban route, about 5 years ago. Cruising is an all-in-one combo – you get the food, drinks, accommodation, entertainment and fun in the sun and sand! And with Oh Ship! the cherry on top is that you get 72 hours of some of South Africa’s top DJs and comedians, to keep you entertained, while you sip on our sangria.