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.

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.

Tuesday, 26 October 2021 10:52

Band Aid for Ameen, The Rappin Donkey

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.

Mind you… We haven’t in recent years seen Jitsvinger wearing any snazzy sneakers or fancy dress shoes…
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.
Omtesê, somma 'n helese Drietalige Dictionary van Kaaps, en djy van alle mense kan oek deel wies ha'van.*
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.

Bruinou.com Content Contributor Angelo Louw on 2021 M&G List of 200 Young South Africans
A long-time Bruinou.com Content Contributor and Documentarian Angelo Louw has recently been announced as a finalist on the 2021 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans List which annually honours outstanding youth in the country.
For the first time in its 70 year history the Western Province Natural Bodybuilding Union (WPNBBU) is under the leadership of a woman. Lolene Lawrence is also the youngest chairperson ever to head up the WPNBBU.

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 family of the legendary actress Shaleen Surtie Richards has announced arrangements for her funeral through their official spokesperson Alistair Izobell.
 
The Press Release is published verbatim below.
 
The family of Shaleen Surtie Richards has this morning sadly confirmed the news of her passing.
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.
It was however playing Fiela Komoetie in the 1988 film adaptation of the Dalene Mathee Afrikaans novel Fiela se Kind that the Legendary Actress first rose to fame.

 

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'.
 
 
 
As can be seen in tributes on social media, Shaleen Surtie Richards has certainly been an inspiration to many of the generation of actors who followed in her footsteps.
 
 
Shaleen was clearly adored by many across different generations and the South African Entertainment Landscape will forever continue to be influenced by the sheer passion she has put into ensuring the credibility of each and every role she has ever played.
Our sincerest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and the fans of this wonderful star.
 
 
 
 
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