Mpumalanga Cultural Xperience festival starts this month

CULTURE, Sport and Recreation MEC, Lindiwe Ntshalintshali, has called on the people of Mpumalanga to support the annual Mpumalanga Cultural Xperience festival starting on November 22 at the Emnotweni Arena. “This festival continues to be popular for its high impact performances for social cohesion,” Ntshalintshali said during the official launch of the fourth edition of the Xperience, which was held at Emnotweni Sun on October 31. “South Africans need to support this initiative for its intended purpose of promoting social cohesion and nation building through culture and giving young and…

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Amazing gospel festival draws big names

SOME of South Africa’s most popular gospel singers will be on stage at the Shachah worshiping event in White River next month. Award winning and much-loved gospel star, Takie Ndou, will be among the artists that will be dazzling the crowd on 7 December. Other big names include local artists, Mpumalanga songbird Phindile Mashaba and Zakes Mahlangu. Zanele Mathebula, Mtho Mtshali, Mangaliso Goje, ReshenMusic, Tebello Khanye and Pastor Ndabenhle Khoza will also spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. “Mpumalanga gospel music lovers, who will be attending the event, can expect…

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The 2019 Golden Stars entries open.

Delias Media had officially announced the second annual Golden Stars Awards (GStars.) This year it would take place in Thulamahashe on Saturday,  December 28.  The awards recognise, celebrate and honour top performing individuals who had excelled over the past year across a wide range of artistic genres, including Film (TV), Artistry, Media and Entertainment. “These awards encourage excellence among performing stars, recording artists, producers, song writers, media personalities,s socialites and entertainers in general. It also provides a unique platform for networking, uniting various performers and create memorable and proud experiences…

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Calling entrepreneurs – change your life – awaken your dream

Lucia Mabunda book launch

Attend that one function that could change your career path. Learn from an already successful entrepreneur on how to grow not only your business, but also your life. Meet like-minded individuals with drive and passion at a special event at Casambo Lodge outside White River on  November 9. Attend the special book launch of The Confident Entrepreneur by Lucia Mabunda and obtain your copy before-hand or at the event. (See below) This a one-of-a-kind book, written especially with the many entrepreneurs in Mpumalanga in mind. It is a step-by-step guideline…

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Run boys, GODZILL(e) is back

Helen Zille is back in the Democratic Alliance

Opinion piece Godzille is back. With everyone shocked and even seasoned journalists bemoaning the fact, let the Sisterhood choir chant, Siyakwamukela!   Maimane in his R4 million Rand house, alegedly paid for by you now who, made a true political move. Blame Godzille and leave before more critters crawl out the cupboard. Helen Zille had once again beaten moaning Milly, Athol Trollope (sorry Trollip) at the pipping post. She now makes the rules. Yes boys, you can run but you cannot hide. Nor can you put South Africa’s own Margaret…

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Blackstone is flying high the Mpumalanga flag

Blackstone (Given Thabo Sambo) is a house/gcomo-artist and actor from Mahushu outside Nelspruit. His music career took off in the early 90’s when he was in high school. He told NewsHorn that he had been inspired by the timeless music of the O’jays, Michael Learns to Rock, the Manhattans and that of Phil Collins. As a teenager, it was daily played in his home. He imitated Zola, Mzambiya, Mawilies and Mapaputsi until he started writing his own songs. His journey in hip-hop started with the group Wajamoswhere. He then switched…

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Ndlovu’s digital radio station sets standards in Pretoria

MPUMALANGA-born entrepreneur, Sibusiso Ndlovu, had started a highly successful digital radio station in Pretoria. The station is 100% youth-owned. It is based in Mamelodi, on the outskirts of Tshwane. Capital Live SA was founded in 2017. Starting out as a podcast and music station, it fitted perfectly into the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) niche. Today it provides employment for 28 young presenters. “In 2018 we started operating live with 28 creative presenters. The station is also a youth development project. We offer in-service training for media graduates and create opportunities…

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When the prince of darkness enters – specially for teens and geeks

Instead of sitting in the dark and twiddling your thumbs, download series and movies to your phone to watch after the power goes out. Streaming apps like Showmax and DStv Now let users download content.   Godfather of Harlem The first episode has just come out! Crime boss Bumpy Johnson(played by Forest Whitaker) returns to Harlem after a decade in prison to find the neighbourhood in shambles and the Italian mafia controlling the streets. Based on a true story. Succession S2 The Roy family is back for another season of…

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RWC – Mark these dates

Eight teams would compete in the 2019 Rugby World Cup before a winner would take the coveted cup home. The quarter finalists in Pool A are Japan and Ireland. Pool B sees South Africa and Nieu-Zealand play ball. England and the Frenchmen are in Pool C and Wales and Australia are the final two in Pool D. The guys going home include Scotland, Samoa, Russia, Italy, Namibia, Canada, Argentina, Tonga, USA, Fiji, Georgia and Uruguay. The last of the WRC  will be played as follows:  (SA time) Saturday, October 19:…

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Super typhoon Hagibis halts RWC games

Rugby World Cup organisers cancelled two games – England v France and New Zealand v Italy.  Japan is bracing for super typhoon, Hagibis, likely the biggest storm to hit the country this year. Both games would be in the projected path of the largest and most powerful typhoon to hit Tokyo on Saturday. Sunday’s four games, in Yokohama near Tokyo, remain under review, said tournament director Alan Gilpin “We’ve taken the very difficult decision to cancel certain matches in the affected areas,” tournament director Alan Gilpin said. “While it’s regrettable,…

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