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The best of SA radio nominated for 2021 awards

The best of SA radio nominated for 2021 awards

Anele Mdoda, Moeti “Mo Flava” Tsiki, Lucky “LTK” Komanisi, Sizwe Dhlomo, Bongani Mtolo, Bongani Bingwa and Lenny T Legodi lead the nomination pack for this year’s SA Radio Awards.

#Sowetan40xNetflix | A trip down memory lane

We will be taking you on a trip down memory lane with the 40 hottest pop culture icons that have captured the zeitgeist over the past four decades.

#Sowetan40xNetflix | 1980s a decade rich with talent that re-shaped our world

The 1980s were a golden age of SA pop and an exciting era in sport, TV shows, radio, fashion, theatre and other cultural spaces.

#Sowetan40xNetflix | Year 1976 ushered in another revolt on air, stage and screen

With the Soweto Uprising rose a mighty storm of an ebony dust of SA entertainers; there was a kind of collective black consciousness that inhabited the streets and airwaves alike locally and abroad.

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Babes Wodumo, Mampintsha reality show to air on Showmax

The wedding album for Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha’s colourful traditional ceremony that took place in April is here.

Imbewu cast re-enact iconic Sarafina scene

In commemorating the 1976 Soweto youth uprisings, the cast of Imbewu – The Seed have re-enacted the iconic scenes of the Broadway hit musical Sarafina.

Sowetan and Netflix showcase 40 hottest pop culture icons

Sowetan, in partnership with global streaming service Netflix, are about to give the number 40 a historic new meaning that will in years to come define pop and youth culture in Mzansi.

New soapie House of Zwide packs a punch with big names

Vusi Kunene, Baby Cele and Lindani Nkosi are set to headline House of Zwide, the much-anticipated daily drama that will replace Rhythm City.

Television writer Motuba reflective in her debut play

With her TV acting and scriptwriting profile well-documented, Rorisang Motuba is spreading her wings to stage and theatre directing.

THANGO NTWASA | Our government keeps on failing our stars

Beyoncé has Blue Ivy, Princess Diana’s two sons are all kinds of royalty and Madonna has her litter of famous adopted babies. While the globe boasts many famed children of icons, in SA none can hold a candle to the fascinating life of Bongani Fassie.

Vhudihawe remains humble as his star rises

Ten months after Idols SA hopeful Vhudihawe Mamphwe blew away the judges with his composition My Yoki Yoki being a popular music star still sounds so unreal for him.

Tsoai is more than a TV playboy, he’s also a successful taxi boss

There is more to Africa Tsoai than being the original TV playboy, thanks to his nuanced portrayal of the casanova characters of John Maputla and Tsokotla.

Police allegedly assault artists in a case of mistaken identity

Kwaito singer King Sdudla and three other people were allegedly beaten up by Nelson Mandela Bay Metro cops in a case of mistaken identity in Gqebera in the Eastern Cape.

Ex-Metro FM DJ LootLove bags Apple Music 1 gig

Luthando “LootLove” Shosha has bounced back with a bang following her axing from the Metro FM line-up in April.

Elaine's star continues to rise with a BET nomination

Local R&B musician Elaine continues to shine her black girl magic after she snagged a nomination for this year’s BET Awards. The You’re The One and Risky hitmaker has been nodded in the category Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act. Nigerian singer Tems joins Elaine as the only two African acts to represent the continent in the highly coveted category.

Swinging clubs with the youth of Soweto

Businessman TT Mbha launches Soweto Youth Golf Day on June 16

Mapula: the DJ in Rhythm City

‘Grew up around DJs and I always wanted to do this thing they do. I highly recommend chasing your dreams while you’re still alive’

Trevor Noah scoops another Critics’ Choice Awards nomination

The Critics' Choice Association said nominees in the best female and male star of the year will be voted for by fans on its website. Winners will be announced on June 21.

Stricter lockdown puts freeze on live shows

A number of high-profile social events were forced to postpone scheduled shows as a result of the latest lockdown restrictions.

Former Piano prodigy Kupiso ready for the big time

For Zuko “Zuko SA” Kupiso, who began playing piano at weddings and funerals at the age of 10, being a music star is a given.

Plus-size representation should go beyond size, says Manenje

Vele Manenje believes representation for full-figured women on television goes beyond type-casting and numbers.

In tune with music genius Yonela Mnana

To truly learn from pianists and understand them, you must find them alone, as opposed to in the context of the band. This is the sense we get with the work of SA jazz pianist, scholar, vocalist and teacher Yonela Mnana.

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Mosese leaves Scandal! to revive Howza fame

Tshepo “Howza” Mosese is exiting daily drama Scandal! after eight years to pay full attention to his first love — music.

Entertainment industry mourns the loss of legendary actor Macdonald Mathunjwa

Legendary actor and musician Macdonald Mathunjwa, who was famously known as Mac, has died.

Ngubeni mixes acting and fashion business

Struggling to find clothes that suits her when shopping was among the reasons that motivated actress and producer Nolwazi Ngubeni to think about establishing her own clothing line.

Christian movie's crew want payment before film premieres

Christian feature film Married and Loving It has turned unholy with crew members demanding that they get paid almost two years after the movie was shot.

Huawei’s all-new Band 6 is coming: Here’s what you need to know

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