For anyone finishing high school, attending their Matric Ball aka Senior Prom is a highlight that caps a 13 year long school career from Grade R to Grade 12 and almost every school learner looks forward to that day.
A Cape Flats teen from Valhalla Park who attended Elsies River High School had other plans.
Jade le Roux gave up the Glits & Glamour of attending her Matric Ball and instead served 150 needy people with a meal and threw a party to honour her local community hero Charlene Petersen.
The pair are about six years old and at any time on the weekend you'll find them playing soccer with some of the other neighborhood kids.
But now the one twin is just one of those kids who steals the heart of everyone he makes contact with, despite running into people's gardens and destroying their gardens or stealing fruit from their trees or 'accidentally' throwing stones on their rooftops. He just has that kind of cherubic, forgivable face. The kind you respond to with, 'just don't do it again' after he's worked his charm on you.
Finally, as lockdown levels have been eased, the Virtual World of The Uncle Cal Xperience Meets Reality as Uncle Cal hosts a long-awaited Live Outside Broadcast at the Oude Molen Eco Village in Pinelands on 4 Dec from 2pm to 10pm. As is the custom with most Uncle Cal events, those attending will once again be part of something special to enhance the lives of the less fortunate.
Through Uncle Cal’s partnership with Band Aid SA, attendees will through a Toy Drive tied to this event be helping to bring some much needed Festive Season Joy to the many underprivileged children directly served by NGO’s and Community Organisations that Uncle Cal &Band Aid SA are working with.
Emile YX? (South African Hip Hop Pioneer & Teacher) wins the 2022 Distinguished Public Service Award from the American Association for Applied Linguistics
Emile YX? aka Emile Lester Jansen, South African Hip Hop Elder, Activist & Teacher has been living in the San Francisco, U.S.A. for the past two years and just before returning to South Africa for a month long visit, he won the 2022 Distinguished Public Service Award from the American Association for Applied Linguistics. Last year's winner was The Black Lives Matter Movement. Emile was nominated by Dr Quentin Williams, Director, Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at University of the Western Cape.
It is seldom that an entertainer, over a span of decades, continues to capture the imaginations of not only audiences but also that of other entertainers in a diverse variety of fields and still somehow continues to remain relevant while always evolving.
Not only was and is the originator of the Bruin Man Funk continually evolving but by all accounts Ameen Levy still manages to stick to his core identity as an artist, an entertainer and more importantly, as a person.
Sadly Ameen Levy and his family were struck by the devastating tragedy of losing their home in a fire on 22 September 2021. To help them through this difficult period, and help get the Ameen Levy Foundation back up and running, Band Aid along with Uncle Cal and P-Fore Online are hosting a benefit event for the entertainer who has not only worked with, influenced and paved the way for so many of his contemporaries and those young artists who he has given a platform to, but who has also given joy to audiences and fans all over the country.
Daai bra dra mos net Graasies eksé.
The Graasies single and its recently released music video pay homage to the highly popular South African Grasshopper shoes that are worn across all generations and genders.
Of dit nou 'n storieskrywer of digter is, 'n rapper of sanger is, 'n verhoog, film en tv akteur of vermaaklikheids-kunstenaar is wie hulle ding kyk in Kaaps oftewel Afrikaaps en of dit nou maar net iemand is wie 'n voorliefde het vir Kaaps en die taal van nature daagliks gebruik is die Drietalige Woordeboek van Kaaps iets wat jou en ons almal se uitkyk op taalgebruik kan verander.
The exciting thing about the Kaaps Dictionary project is that you can become part of the process.
Haunted by her past, flawed but brilliant criminal profiler, Reyka Gama investigates a string of brutal murders committed by a serial killer in the sugar cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal.
South African born actress Kim Engelbrecht (Isidingo, Dominion and The Flash) and acclaimed British actor Iain Glen (Game of Thrones and Downtown Abbey) star in the M-Net and Fremantle’s eight-part contemporary crime drama Reyka.
Lolene is no newcomer to the administration of Natural Body Building. She has for a number of years been the Chief Judge of the WP Union ensuring that provincial competitions are run to the highest international standards.
Lolene has also for a year served as the Interim Chairperson of the WPNBBU in 2020.
The 66 year old actress born on 7 May 1955 was well-known and loved for her role as Nenna aka Ester Willemse on the long-running soapie eGoli.
A veteran of a long list of Films, TV Series and Stage Productions and receiving numerous awards along the the way, Shaleen Surtie Richards was most recently cast in the role of the amusingly annoying but sweet grandmother in the Quanita Adams film SWIRL about 'Coloured women and their hair'.
Images below from the Shaleen Surtie Richards Fan Page on Facebook