Kings and Queens of Comedy

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.

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Robin Thicke to perform at the Vodacom Durban July

Earlier this month, in a Vodacom Durban July first, entertainment powerhouse Mabala Noise announced the first official Vodacom Durban July Launch Concert with hit sensation Tory Lanez.

Mabala Noise, in association with Channel O and East Coast Radio, is now proud to also announce that RnB Superstar Robin Thicke will form part of the massive Vodacom Durban July Launch Concert.

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Puss in Boots – The “Purrrfect” Pantomime

From the producer of Shrek The Musical and twelve sold-out award winning pantomimes, KickstArt Productions bring you Puss in Boots, a swashbuckling spectacular for the whole family. Live at The Lyric Theatre from Friday, 30 June until Sunday, 23 July 2017, this rendition of Puss in Boots is a variation of the original tale.

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Le Kap Lifestyle Fair

Le Kap Lifestyle Fair, anticipated as a highlight of the ‘jet-set’ social calendar, makes its début in Johannesburg after being held successfully in Cape Town for the past three years.

The event will be hosted by Steyn City, the sprawling 2000-acre multi-billion Rand lifestyle resort, on the 10th of June 2017. “The exciting collaboration between Steyn City and Le Kap Magazine to host this sophisticated annual event is a powerful and unique social and corporate platform, which will attract both local and international captains of industry, celebrity and VIP guests to Steyn City” says Giuseppe Plumari, the CEO of Steyn City.

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical – Review

I saw the movie, upon which the theatre show is based, called “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert” in 1994. I loved it back then and was “over the moon” when I heard that a theatrical version was made.

After a successful and triumphant run at Artscape in Cape Town, the show is now finally at Johannesburg’s Teatro at Montecasino!

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Favourite Looks From The Dressed To Give Fashion Show

Photo credit: Mishkah Roman-Cassiem

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 TlaleSuzaan HeynsErreLaduma NgxokoloRahim Rawjee; editors Jenny AndrewSharon BeckerJacquie Myburg, actress Terry Pheto. Performances from Louise CarverLaurie 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.

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Tropika Island of Treasure 7 Launch Party

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.

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Katleho Sinivasan becomes the first ever E! South Africa Host

Katleho Sinivasan

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.

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So Cosmo on E! Entertainment

SO COSMO -- Season: 1 -- Pictured (l-r) -- James, Steven, Leah, Joanna, Tiffany, Diandra, Evan, Adam (Photo by: Ben Watts/E! Entertainment)

So Cosmo Season 1 (Left to right) James, Steven, Leah, Joanna, Tiffany, Diandra, Evan, Adam (Photo by: Ben Watts/E! Entertainment)

I bought my very first copy of Cosmopolitan (South Africa) magazine in 1990. In fact, I still have the copy somewhere, and I’ve been a dedicated “Fun, Fearless Female” ever since.

So I was “over the moon” when I found out that the new reality show, “So Cosmo” will be on E! Entertainment very soon. The 20 minute preview special is currently on the DSTV loop, having started on 1 March.

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Cosmopolitan Sexiest Man Event

Cosmopolitan SA will 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 2017 event on 9th February at Madison Avenue, Rivonia in Johannesburg.

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