Local Fashion Struts its Stuff

Returning from New York Fashion Week just in time, local fashion icon David Tlale showcased his latest collection at The Mall of Africa on Saturday 15 September. His Edgar’s fashion range can be found in this and other selected Edgar’s stores countrywide.

 Part of Edcon and Proudly South African’s Heritage Month celebrations, the Heritage through Fashion show was seen by hundreds of Saturday shoppers at the prestigious Mall of Africa, as well as by selected, invited guests and featured models who strutted their stuff wearing outfits not only from David Tlale, but from Jet, Edgars, Edcon’s Design Innovation Challenge students and the NM100 merchandise range which pays homage to Madiba’s centenary year.

 “Edcon has taken the amount of locally designed and manufactured clothing, footwear and accessories in its stores from under 20% to almost 55% in recent years, and this alone is cause for celebration for the Buy Local movement,” said Eustace Mashimbye, CEO of Proudly South African. “These local ranges are an important step in the direction of providing consumers with more local choices in our shops, and conscientising them about the impact that buying anything local has on job creation and the economy.”

 Elelwane Pahlana, Divisional Executive Group Transformation & Government Relations at Edcon said, “We are definitely proud of both the work we have done to increase localisation in stores, as well as our association with Proudly South African, and this second collaboration with them on a Heritage Month Fashion Show is part of showcasing that partnership. This year, we are including the consumer in a public event to raise awareness and encourage consumers to support the “Buy local” movement.”

 Put together by Edcon, the Heritage Fashion Show took place in the Mall of Africa’s Food Hall and featured collections from various designers including Sonwabile Ndamase and young designers in the Edcon Design Innovation Challenge Programme whose collections are available in selected Edgars stores.


Please see below a WeTransfer Link to runway images:




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NASTY C is ‘King’ on Apple Music

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Be the first to watch Nasty C’s long awaited video premiere
 on Apple Music today 

The power of youth knows no bounds as 21-year-old local hip hop star, Nasty C continues his supersonic rise in the music industry with the release of his brand-new music video.  Filmed in New York City earlier this year, the official music video for the hit single, “King” featuring A$AP Ferg, will premiere on Apple Music on Friday 21 September. Critics are calling the single a testament to the skill, craft and passion that Nasty C brings to his game every single time. Watch the video premiere on Apple Music at Nasty C – King ft. A$AP Ferg:
Apple Music features a wide collection of music videos by artists across all genres, from Drake to Eminem, Riky Rick, AKA and Lady Zamar. Mzansi Video Hits is a brand-new video playlist featuring some of the most popular Mzansi music videos with Nasty C as the hero artist. The exclusive playlist is available

The Music Video section provides Apple Music customers access to thousands of videos by category. Search a vast archive of music videos or browse an impressive selection of music documentarues in the TV & Films section, all completely ad-free

In the New Music Video customers can find the latest video offering from Drake, Childish Gambino, Imagine Dragons, Calvin Harris and Sam Smith. And, customers can even find out what’s happening in Mzansi under the Spotlight on Mzansi Hits category, which features a range of local artists such as Shekhinah, Jeremy Loops, Nakhane and Zonke. For more specific videos, customers can browse categories by genre, from Hip-Hop and Pop, to Christian & Gospel and even artist Essentials music video playlists from the likes of Karen Zoid and AKA.

Accessing music videos in Apple Music is easy: In the Apple Music app, simply tap or click Browse and tap or click Music Videos.

With over 50 million songs, Apple Music offers a free 3-month trial with no commitment and is ad-free. Apple Music is available on iPhone and iPad and also for download from Google Play for Android devices

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Visitors to this year’s DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival will be able to indulge their local taste buds in an exclusively Proudly South African village where they will find a collection of the buy local advocacy campaign group’s member companies chopping, dicing, mashing, frying and selling up a storm of exclusively made in SA delicacies.


Snaking along the tarmac at the Kyalami Race Track, the venue once again for the weekend long extravaganza, the Proudly South African village will feature seven colours of catering – literally as well as in our township lingo. Seven Khalaz Catering will join us for the second time selling their signature pap balls and curry, along with Why Cook who will be offering us wholesome dumpling burgers. There will be a variety of kotas from Kota King and real street food from Blomplek whose menu includes mogodu, ox head, samp, ribs and wings. For the less adventurous, Corner Dladla Pizzeria will be firing up their pizza oven and offering a number of classic toppings.


There will be plenty of accompaniments with which to garnish your dishes from atchaars to beetroot, sauces and pickles. For the sweet tooth, Darling Sweet will bring their delightful toffees and toffee spreads including their latest salted soft caramels which are a licensed product of the Springboks! And to wash down all this culinary excellence? Locally brewed ginger beer, ginger based slushes and mocktails from Ya Mama Gemmer and Mama Tee’s Beverages. And finally, you can finish with a great cup of Sihle’s Brew coffee!


Brand SA will join together with Proudly SA to promote their Play Your Part programme which celebrates active citizenship, including buying local.


Said Happy MaKhumalo Ngidi, Proudly SA Chief Director: Marketing & Communications, “It gives Proudly South African enormous pleasure to be able to support a festival which many of us have been attending in our personal capacities for years. What better way to celebrate being Proudly South African than through our food and our music, and Delicious allows us to do just that. We congratulate the organisers for bringing pleasure to thousands and for creating jobs and opportunities for many more.”


The Festival takes place this weekend 22nd and 23rd September at the Kyalami Race Track and features music from Louie Vega, Womandla, Oskido, Erykah Badu and lots more! For a full line up visit www.deliciousfestival.com

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Event:        Absolut Vodka Presents: One Source Live 2.0

Date:         Saturday, 17 November 2018

Venue:    1 Fox Street

Tickets:    From R250, available at Webtickets

ONE SOURCE LIVE festival is back and ready to give you another explosive day of great music, art, fashion and photography. This time Aboslut will be unfolding multiple stages that represent African Creativity as a driver of positive change in the world.

The One Source Live creative revolutionaries Khuli Chana, Sho Madjozi, Trevor Stuurman and Osborne Macharia will return to the festival with new installations and musical collaborations which will be announced later. However, you can expect to see acts such as, BET award winning Zulu rooted and global star S’JAVA; Hip-Hop maverick SHANE EAGLE, DJ PH, the inimitable Nigerian musical sensation, D’BANJ and the leaders of the Gqom nation, DISTRUCTION BOYZ. Topping it all with an unmissable throwback to a unique time in the African pool of creative excellence are Kwaito legends, TROMPIES.



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Miss South Africa to address the United Nations General Assembly And celebrate her #breakthestigma campaign on the international stage


Miss South Africa, Tamaryn Green, has been invited to address the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York on a subject that is close to her heart, Tuberculosis.

On the eve of South African Heritage Day, the medical student will share her personal health battle with the world’s number one killer disease, TB.

Tamaryn’s address will precede a historic meeting at which Heads of State from around the world are expected to commit to a coordinated global strategy on how to deal with the silent killer, TB. It is the first ever United Nations High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis.

Tamaryn – attending under the auspices of the World Health Organisation, advocacy organisation, Stop TB and the SA Department of Health – said she wanted to add her voice to the TB call for action, a global movement that is currently under the spotlight on the world stage.

She says she chose to focus on tuberculosis as her official year of reign campaign “to make a difference in the lives of millions of TB sufferers through my very personal #breakthestigma campaign”.

As a TB survivor, Tamaryn knows the pain of the stigma attached to having the respiratory disease. She hopes that by sharing her story she will help dispel some of the negative connotations associated with TB.

Her campaign is aligned with the WHO’s End TB campaign whose aim is to conquer the global TB epidemic, with targets to reduce TB deaths by 95% and to cut new cases by 90% between 2015 and 2035.

Known world figures who have been diagnosed with and treated for TB include, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Tina Turner and the author George Orwell.

Green who will be addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 23 added: “The world is on the cusp of a global push to deal with this killer disease. I am very grateful to have the power of the Miss South Africa platform – which is so much bigger than I could ever have imagined – and to be in a position to make my voice heard. Because of my title, I have an opportunity to help as many people as I can,” she says.

Said Tamaryn: “I am also excited that I will be in New York at the launch of the United Nations Nelson Mandela Peace Summit which will focus on global peace. It is in honour of the centenary of Madiba and will take place at the UN headquarters on what is our Heritage Day, September 24th.

Miss South Africa is proudly presented by Cell C in association with Sun International.

Go to:Website: misssa.co.za


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A host of Mzansi’s celebrities are joining the crusade against breast cancer again this year in a bid to raise awareness of the disease at the annual iThemba Walkathon next month .

The celebrities / well known personalities include:

  • Kay Sibiya (Actor)
  • Thandy Matlaila (Actress – The Queen Mzansi)
  • Candice Abrahams (Former Mrs World)
  • Mome Nale (Reality TV star / Fashion Designer)
  • Melanie Ramjee (PR / Social Media)
  • Danine Naidoo (TV Presenter / Singer)
  • Lynn Forbes (Motivational Speaker)
  • Lerato Sengadi (PR and Brand Ambassador)
  • Lebo Motsoelie (Radio and TV)
  • Olwethu Leshabane (Women Empowerment Activist)
  • Liz Khan (Radio Presenter)
  • Courtnall Skosan (SA Rugby)
  • TT Mbha (Real Estate Guru)
  • Mellissa Robert (Brand Influencer)

Various professional athletes are amongst those helping to generate awareness around breast cancer by supporting the 13th annual iThemba Walkathon due to take place at Marks Park on Sunday, 21 October.

Breast cancer affect more South Africa women than any other type of cancer with 1 in 26 women directly affected annually according to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)[1]. The World Health Organisation estimates that almost 50% of breast cancer cases are in developing countries which also reported 58% of deaths.

[2] Despite this, only 42% of women are confident that they would recognise the symptoms of breast cancer.[3]

“The statistics clearly highlight a need for increased awareness and education on breast cancer which is why we have a partnership with CANSA to reach as many communities as we can each year and why an event like the iThemba Walkathon is so important,” says Katlego Modipane, Communications & Public Affairs Officer at Avon Justine. “And it is encouraging that so many celebrities are showing support for the event. Their involvement means that we can reach many more women with information that could potentially save their lives”.

Many of the celebrities took to social media to raise awareness and confirm their attendance to the iThemba Walkathon on Sunday, 21 October this week. At least 30 000 participants are expected at this year’s edition of the family orientated event which is likely the largest breast cancer awareness event of its kind in the country. Participants need to pre-register and can do so online at www.ithembawalkathon.co.za with tickets costing just R145 per adult and R100 per child between the ages of two and twelve. Registrations can also be made at participating Sportsman Warehouse stores around Johannesburg.

On the day there will be lots of live performances, food and other exciting stalls in addition to exhibition stands by various NGOs, including CANSA who will have a mobile unit onsite which will be operated by qualified nurses for breast health assessments.

Avon Justine iThemba Crusade of Hope on social media:


https://twitter.com/iThembaCrusade (@iThembaCrusade) 

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Psychological thriller ‘The Tokoloshe’, directed by Jerome Pikwane and starting Petronella Tshuma (Rhythm City, Scandal!), opens at cinemas countrywide on 2 November. The film recently screened at the first-ever Comic Con Africa, from 14 to 16 September, and audiences reacted positively both to the film itself as well as the visual effects presentation by the VFX and sound design team.

“As a distributor of films, it was great to show The Tokoloshe at Comic Con while South Africans were dressed up as super heroes and monsters from films like Batman, Black Panther or Star Wars”, said Helen Kuun, head of Indigenous Film Distribution.

The chilling film has generated much interest at fantasy and horror festivals around the world. It had its European premiere at Frightfest in London, the UK’s largest international horror film festival. Known as the ‘dark heart of film’, the festival showcases the best and most exciting horror from around the globe.

The South African film, a tale about a terrifying predator, tells the story of Busi (Tshuma), a young woman who is desperate for money and takes a cleaning job at a rundown hospital. There she befriends a young girl, Gracie (Kwande Nkosi), who believes she is being terrorised by a supernatural being called the Tokoloshe, a diminutive, malevolent spirit with sexual desires who can cause illness or even death. When children start being taken, Busi is forced to ask if the Tokoloshe is indeed responsible.

Frightfest reviewer Kat Hughes said, “It’s a slow-building supernatural story that teases the scares as the film unfolds. It’s not a jump-scare fest like a lot of Hollywood movies, it’s much more sophisticated and intellectual…It perfectly conveys that fear of the dark that you felt as a child, and also works as a brilliant homage to ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’.”

UK horror movie review site, Love Horror, said, “director Pikwane has done himself proud with this unnerving and progressive piece”, adding that the visual bleakness of the aesthetic and the choice of a dingy setting with low lighting brings about “an uncomfortable stifling mood which remains a consistent element of the film”.

“Audiences responded positively both in the UK and at the world premiere of ‘The Tokoloshe’ in South Korea,” says Pikwane.  “The story has universal appeal – Busi must confront the demons from her past so that she can save her young friend from the unrelenting monster that hunts them. It’s an evil that has pursued her all her life.”

Producer Dumi Gumbi said, “Film reviewers in the UK have given ‘The Tokoloshe’ a ‘4 out of 5’ rating, which is meaningful coming from international horror experts. We are hoping that South Africans will love seeing how this film deals with a scary South African myth.”

‘The Tokoloshe’ releases on 2 November at cinemas in South Africa – just in time for the Halloween season.

‘The Tokoloshe’, which has already seen several international sales, was funded by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and M-Net Movies, and will be released by Indigenous Film Distribution.

Indigenous Film Distribution: www.indigenousfilm.co.za

FB: https://www.facebook.com/thetokoloshe

Teaser trailer KIDS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP4PzQb8W_k

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