Local DJ releases his debut album

LOCAL DJ, Andy Mthobisi Mdhluli, also known as Andy Bankx, had finally released his long-awaited debut album, Project Zero. This 17-track album consisting of Techno and deep house music hit the stores recently. “The name Project Zero comes from the group’s name, K9ine Project, which I started with a friend, Makeba Longa- Cosmic DeepSA. When he went to Cuba to further his studies, I decided to go solo. Since this is my first solo project I decided to call it Project Zero as I am starting from scratch with this…

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Soon to be famous tour descends to Lowveld

BRACE yourself for the most hilarious comedy show to hit the Lowveld. Madness Comedy Festival (MCF) will soon present you with “The soon to be famous tour”, which will take place at Emnotweni Arena on 7 November and is expected to tickle your funny bone. The event organiser, Nkosinathi Dladla – a comedian who goes by the stage name of Bhodloza Madala – said the event, which was hosted for the third time in the region, promised a line-up filled with a plethora of comedians both local and national. He…

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NewsHorn talks to local designer about her love for craft and fashion

NEWSHORN caught up with local fashion designer, Phumelele Sibiya, who is the founder and creator behind the women’s clothing and accessory brand, Phumie S Designs, to tell us more about her brand and everything concerning fashion. NewsHorn (NH): Who is Phumie? Phumelele Sibiya (PS): Phumie is shortened from the name Phumelele. I am a 23-year-old from Nelspruit who is a fun-loving, outgoing person and loves meeting new people despite being shy. Even though people seldom assume that I seem like I have a mean personality, but once they get to…

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Environment and everyday objects inspire young artist

“BEING able to create pieces of art from any object around me including using my vision and ideas to create art is my inspiration.” This is according to Nkomazi-born, Thembelenkosini Nyoni, during an interview with the NewsHorn about his works of art. The 28-year-old Nyoni, who is a visual artist, highlighted the fact that his biggest goal is to own a studio or gallery and to export his work globally. Nyoni, who also goes by the name Teekay, said: “Basically Teekay is an upcoming artist from Nkomazi who is residing…

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Young businessman’s desire for success exceeds his fear for failure

“IN ORDER to succeed in life, your desire for success must be far greater than your fear of failure.” This is according to 25-year-old Innocent Msibi, who is the owner of Justwin Cleaning Services, in an interview with NewsHorn. “This kind of business needs an innovative person that has conceptual and innovative skills. This is because you have to know how to deal with complaints from different type of clients in a level headed manner and avoid conflict,” he said. He added that the Pienaar-based business employs eight people of…

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Photographer claims his stake in industry

TAKUNDA Ruvinga’s star is on the rise as the young photographer is claiming his place in the entertainment industry, one step at a time. Known as Picture Perfect, Ruvinga has proven that he is not afraid to take a shot at anyone and even going as far as “chopping heads” while at it. “Picture Perfect” spoke to NewsHorn about his sudden rise to fame and his career as a photographer. According to the 21-year-old Zimbabwe-born photographer, it had not been long since he cut his teeth into the industry, but…

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She’s only 14, but can she write!

Newshorn chats with author of My Ex Stepbrother IT IS not often that one gets the chance to interview a 14-year-old author, but NewsHorn recently had such an opportunity. We met the vibrant 14-year-old Mathabo Molewa, who told us more about her debut book, My Ex Stepbrother. Molewa explained the content of her work: “Amahle is an orphan who got adopted at a young age. After finding the perfect home and family she is devastated when her aunt claims for her custody. “After moving far away she moves on with…

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Beauty pageant held to address sustainable tourism on continent

The Miss Eco-Tourism World Africa has started in earnest to promote eco-tourism on the continent. Speaking to the organiser of the pageant, Yondela Sihlobo, she said the pageant aimed at encouraging conversation through social media and other platforms on how people can individually be responsible and ensure the sustainability of the tourism industry. She said the debut pageant will also promote and encourage visitation of heritage sites on the continent including buying locally produced products. “Along promoting eco-tourism the pageant also aims to address and eradicate social issues such as…

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Fine artist’s masterpieces imitates life

NEWSHORN had an opportunity to interview local fine artist, Casjane du Plooy, to find out more about her beautiful works of art. Who is Casjané du Plooy? I was born in Bloemfontein and grew up there, I had informal art classes up until 2004. At the age of 14, I started my studies at Motheo FET College where I found myself entering the art route. From college, I worked as a graphic designer and also worked in the jewellery design sector up until December of 2014. When and how did…

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Company inspires and changes lives through art

IN AN effort to inspire and change lives through art within, Art is Alive Performing Arts Company is steadily laying the foundation in addressing this issue. The founder of the company, Musa Silwana, told NewsHorn that: “We are passionate about teaching artists financial education because our industry is filled with artists without a business background. They get exploited or drown in debt because they lack financial intelligence, hence we stuck with an industry that is not respected. “Most parents don’t get excited when their children want to do art or…

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