Miss Basetsana Kumalo undergoing surgery

 

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Miss South Africa judge Basetsana Kumalo is undergoing surgery after breaking her ankle at her son’s school .

Basetsana Kumalo was attending her son’s school concert when she slipped in the rain.

Miss South Africa is scheduled to take place on Saturday at Carnival City but organisers have made the decision not to replace Kumalo on the judging panel at this late stage and her scores to date still stand.

“We wish Basetsana a speedy recovery and thank her for her invaluable input as both a former Miss South Africa herself and a respected businesswomen. She has already made an enormous contribution to this year’s pageant and we feel that she is irreplaceable at this late stage. We will miss her on the evening,” said Sun International PR Manager Claudia Henkel

The remaining judges are Kojo Baffoe, Sophie Ndaba, Casper Bosman and Pnina Fenster

source:  sowetanlive

SA Fashion week 2016 count down

 
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The Business of Fashion is more than a slogan at SA Fashion Week

SA Fashion Week facilitates the development of commercially viable local designer brands by providing a large range of strategic marketing services and platforms as well as learning forums, that designers may utilize throughout the year to optimize their revenue generation.

Motivated by the Business of Fashion, SA Fashion Week’s business model is based on offering designers a comprehensive suite of marketing services to support them at various stasa fashion weekges of their brand cycle. These services range from a variety of draw card events such as its flagship seasonal SAFW Collections designer runway shows and installations, competitions, preview events and sponsorship management to ongoing on and off-line communication including developing robust social media communities.
A high-profile, bi-annual showcase of runway shows, installations, launches and celebrity-studded social events to launch the seasonal collections of participating designers to the media, the retail trade, customers and VIP guests. Sourced: safashionweek

Mrs World 2016 Candice Abrahams

 

Mrs South Africa 2016

 Candice Abrahams, has just added her name to a list of local celebrities making it big beyond this country’s borders.

Mrs  Candice Abrahams has been crowned Mrs World at the 27th Mrs World Pageant held today at Dongguan, in China.

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In a statement released today, the new Mrs World said, “What an honor to be able to bring the Mrs World crown home to South Africa. It has always been a dream of mine to win Mrs South Africa and to represent my country on the international stage; to be bringing home the title is just the cherry on top of my achievements over the last year.”

Mrs SA went up against 45 other married women from different countries and ended up on the top two with Mrs Poland just before she scooped the crown.

source:  EWN   News

Mrs World 2016 Candice Abrahams

 

Bonang spring cleans her brand

 

Bonang   is the  ambassador for top international cosmetics brand, Revlon; the presenter of Lifestyle shows, Top Billing and Afternoon Express on SABC 3 and a radio talk show host.

“At only 28 years old it seems ‘Your girl B’ has done it all.”

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Along with numerous awards and accolades under her belt, it has not only been roses and champagne for IT girl Bonang Matheba. She has had a hectic 2 years of relationship dramas and scandals. She has been fired then re hired from the SABC. She has been publicly dumped by her Naija lover and musician D’banj; she’s been labeled all sorts of things by fans and foes after she allegedly wrecked the home of Dj Zinhle and Keenan Forbes and she still tried keep her composure when evidence was brought up after she disappeared into the Mozambican sunset with the rapper.

source: Drum magazine 

Pearl Thusi – NAMES and SHAMES

 

Pearl Thusi took to her Instagram this morning to name and shame people on social media who spoke out about her look at Saturday night’s Metro FM Music Awards.

Thusi received backlash from people on social media after she showed up to the awards show in a 70’s inspired outfit, many people commenting on her hair and a certain element of her outfit.

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source :News24

VivanDivas MUA QnA

 

QnA with MUA – Nadine Fredericks

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What is the number one tip you would give women on the street? – Always use a good moisturizer,so that your Foundation can stay on the whole day…it also prepare the face for foundation

Do you think there is a make up trend that is UTH specific? – The winged eye with the liquid eyeliner then off course the biggest trend now is the deep purple color lipstick the matte one Continue reading “VivanDivas MUA QnA”

Sinzo Yolwa TV presenter

 

Sinazo Yolwa is one of the most searched TV presenters on this blog

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Sinazo Yolwa was featured on FHM magazine, became a regular TV host on “The Link”, briefly on SABC3 Top Billing and most recently on The Real Goboza with South Africa’s black Howard Stern, Phat Joe.

Sinazo Yolwa is a South African television personality and actress. She first came to public attention through a Carol Bouwer produced entertainment variety show, The A List. Sinazo Yolwa has since emerged as a prominent South African celebrity having had a brief stint with Top Billing and went on to feature Lerato Kganyago hosted The Link as well as replacing Pearl Thusi on The Real Goboza alongside Phat Joe and Amanda du-Pont.

Sinazo was born in Umthatha, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. She was raised by a single mother and she is the only child.

She began her primary school education in the Eastern Cape and later went to high school in that province.

In 2004 Sinazo Yolwa relocated to Khayelitsha, a city of Cape Town township in the Western Cape, to finish high school at Sea Point High School. During that year she moved from Khayelitsha to Sea Point in the city of Cape Town to be closer to school.

In 2006 she matriculated with two distinctions in English and Afrikaans.

As a result she was awarded the Stephen Young Scholarship, the highest honour bestowed upon a student at Sea Point High. In 2007 Sinazo Yolwa enrolled at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to study Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com) Accounting.

In 2009 she was awarded the University of Cape Town Association of Black Alumni bursary. In 2010 Sinazo Yolwa gradated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting.

Sinazo Yolwa Career

In 2010 Sinazo Yolwa hosted SABC 3’s then new entertainment variety show, The A List, produced by Carol Bouwer Productions. The show was short-lived and failed to get renewed by SABC 3, as a result, Yolwa’s rise in the South African entertainment industry was brought to an abrupt but very brief halt.

In 2011, after appearing on several television adverts, she made her way back to mainstream when she joined SABC 3’s lifestyle magazine show Top Billing on part time basis. She also presented Water is Life, Tshwane TV environmental show and played the part of Victoria on M-Net’s short lived sopie The Wild.

In 2012 Sinazo Yolwa joined Lerato Kganyago as entertainment correspondent on SABC 1’s new show The Link.

In 2013 she appeared as Sibahle on season 1 of SABC 1’s Single Guys. She also hosted the third season of So You Think You Can Dance SA and along with Amanda du-Pont, they joined Phat Joe on SABC 1’s The Real Goboza (RGB) as Pearl Thusi replacements.

Jo-Ann Strauss' life threatened after Penny Sparrow debate

 

Former Miss South Africa, Jo-Ann Strauss has set the record straight after being trolled for her comments about the Penny Sparrow racist post.

 

People across the country have been left infuriated by a Facebook post by estate agent, Penny Sparrow, who referred to black people as “monkeys.” (Read more on that here)

The post, which went viral within minutes of it hitting the social media wires, has been a talking point across the country for the past few days.

Thousands of people, including high-profile celebrities and politicians have added their voice to the ongoing debate, which calls for an end to racism in the country.

Shortly after the post went viral, Jo-Ann was one of the celebrities who lent her voice to the debate.

Jo-Ann’s opinion was not welcomed by hundreds of Twitter users who dug into for the comment. The TV star faced severe backlash for the tweet with some users threatening her life and labelling her a ‘racist.’

On Wednesday morning, Jo-Ann returned to social media with a lengthy statement to explain the context of her tweet.Jo-Ann Strauss Miss South Africa Top Billing TV presenter

Here’s the full statement: 

“As a person of colour, I have faced racism during Apartheid, and unfortunately still do to this day. Each one of us experiences racism differently and deals with it in their own way. My way of processing racism has been to grow a thick skin against it, thus my response to the ?#‎PennySparrow? Facebook post.

I did not intend to trivialize the damage that the #PennySparrow Facebook post/s had caused, nor impose my approach on those who pursue a more active attitude and confront racism head on.

My tweet was not intended to condone the very hurtful and racist comments or belittle the response that followed, as I oppose any discrimination based on skin colour. I was, however, repulsed by the hatred of some people who responded to my tweet suggesting that I should be killed or should go somewhere and die.

Tweets ranged from “All you need is monkey to put a gun at the back of your ass lil madam (sic)” to “Ubhula umlilo ngo paraffin … hamba uyofa (sic”) to “SA has a place for racists, if that’s not the case then why are the likes of @chrishartZA @jo_annstrauss @pennysparrow still alive today.”

There were many tweets calling for me to be beaten up, mostly hit in the face and one which asked for me to be smeared with excrement. Those were the ones which disgusted me.

I am and always will be a proud African and South African and hold a bright candle of hope for the future of our country and have faith that we find ways to overcome our hurt and hatred.”

source: Channel24

Boity Thulo: I choose Refiloe every day

 

Johannesburg- Boity Thulo graces the cover of this month’s Previdar magazine.

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And, apart from looking all kinds of smoking hot, Boity spoke about her career and her whirlwind romance with Cassper Nyovest.

It’s an open secret that Boity and Mr Doc Shebeleza first dated when they were just 16 years old, and now almost 10 years later, they have found their way back to each other.

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Speaking to Previdar for the first time since they made their relationship public, Boity has gone into detail about how much Cassper means to her.

The Club 808 presenter says that this is the happiest she’s been in a very long time.

“I finally feel like I’m home. He feels like home. Of course at the moment, he is busy with the biggest project of his life so understandably, our relationship had to take a back seat. But it’s also such a beautiful process because I’ve learnt the power of gifting your partner with patience and loyalty. We have both chosen each other and there’s nothing more amazing than to be on the same page with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with,” she said.

Boity added that she knows some people thought that their relationship was some sort of publicity stunt, but they were already head-over-heels in love when they decided to share the news.

“I know some people thought it was a publicity stunt of some sort, but we were already in love when we decided to share the news. We just thought that it would be great that once in a while, we all celebrate positivity. No relationship is easy of course, but if you are with the person you truly want to be with, you will choose them every day. And I choose Refiloe every day,” she added.

Aww…can you guys hear wedding bells?

source: Channel24