SA Music Awards #SAMA28 attract record number of entries

It's a resounding "Yes" from the music industry as SAMA attracts a record number of entries in the 28 years of the awards. Some 1395 submissions were received by the close of the call for entries at midnight on Thursday, 3 February 2022. Last year, the SAMAs earned 1163 entries, which marks an increase...

Claudine Makhetha on Healing the Nation

“There is no problem without a solution” It’s often said that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. Mama Claudine Makhetha is a perfect example of the saying. “Having been a professional nurse for 41 years I have discovered that I had the...

Diep City Actor Tebogo Montana on juggling life

“Life usually gives you what you need and not what you want” Having the best of both worlds is what most television stars dream of; Tebogo ‘Montana’ Bodiogelo on the other hand gets to live it all. Growing up in the dusty roads of Snake Park, Soweto, Montana sought out to...

Performer Kgomotso ‘Momo’ Matsunyane Talks Power of Re- Inventing

“It was 2020 and I had just returned from performing in Switzerland when the country went into a hard lockdown which implied, I couldn't carry on performing” remembers Kgomotso “Momo” Matsunyane. All salons had closed business and she could not get a haircut. The pandemic allowed South Africans to explore and work magic in...

Tembisa entrepreneur George Ndhlovu building township businesses

“Entrepreneurs need to take advantage of their surroundings after the lock down and the looting that took place in Gauteng, Durban and other parts of the country” George is a 31 year old entrepreneur from Tembisa who chooses to give back to the community through business coaching, public speaking and job creation.

A tribute to Kuli Roberts

Kuli Roberts was a South African journalist, media personality, mainly specializing in fashion and beauty. The bubbly and oh so full of life Kuli was well known for co-hosting SABC2's TV show "What Not to wear." Nomakula Roberts, popularly known by her stage name Kuli Roberts, was born on December 16 1973.  A multifaceted...

Author Neliswa Chigudu picks herself up from depression

Nothing in this world can torment you as much as your own thoughts, which is what Neliswa Shauna Chigudu experienced while she was battling depression. Through her ways of maintaining a healthy mental status she has written books, ministers the Word, is a depression activist, counselor, and manufacturer of a cereal but most importantly a daughter of...

Boipelo Tladinyane Hlubi backpacks through Africa

“Traveling for months with one bag of clothes was proof that I can be content with very less without of course taking away from the convenience of luxury”, expresses Boipelo Tladinyane Hlubi. Boipelo has traveled 54 African countries out of 55. It’s not everyday one gets to travel throughout Africa and write a book...

Busiswa to feature in Love & Hip Hop

Musician and businesswoman Busiswa Gqulu will feature in a recently launched US two-part show Love & Hip Hop: Lineage to Legacy, premiering on Monday, 7 February 2022.  The show sees the SBWL singer collaborating with the members of both the Love & Hip Hop and Black Ink Crew franchises as the two shows are teaming up for a special two-part event where...

Gregory Maqoma’s CION captivates audiences on opening night

The long-awaited opening night for Gregory Maqoma’s CION: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero was a full house affair as Joburg theatregoers ventured out after months of uncertainty and postponements due to the global pandemic. Covid-19 protocols such as screening and social distancing in the theatre were adhered to for the safety of the patrons. From...