AUTHORS, BUDDING WRITERS ENCOURAGED TO WRITE AND SELL MORE BOOKS

Authors and aspirant writers gathered to discuss how to remain relevant in the times of artificial intelligence and how to optimise the digital platforms at the Alberton Civic Centre on Saturday, 18 June 2022. The workshop was supported by the city’s library services.Zukiswa Peters Manager in the city’s library services emphasised that libraries remain a cornerstone of community development, and a safe haven for authors and budding writers even in the time of online publication platforms. Peters also encouraged authors to continue writing books in indigenous languages to be able…

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Daveyton mall welcomes the first-ever mall ambassador

Arthur Msibi is not only a Journalism graduate, LLB student, and a broadcast journalist, he is the first-ever crowned Daveyton Mall Ambassador in its history. He was born and bred in Daveyton and works as the voice for the voiceless at Kasie FM community radio station. He describes himself as an informer, educator, and entertainer. Msibi is passionate about highlighting real grassroots community issues and he is the mediator of harmony. “Daveyton issued out the advertisement of the Ambassador search on Facebook and I was tagged by several friends to…

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School’s talent show equips learners

WindmillPark Secondary School allowed their pupils to showcase their talents, boost their self-confidence, and also encouraged them to get opportunities through a talent show. Media house and Shape Your Life was present at the school to allow the pupils to interact with them. The talent show aimed to show the learners that even though education is a key to success, talent is also as important if things don’t work out academically for some of their pupils. Different talents were showcased from dancing, singing, poets, acting, and many more. Actor Themba…

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Struu Festival Film exhibits talent

On Friday, 8 April 2022, the Ekurhuleni Arts and Culture forum held its second annual Struu Film Festival that was aimed to develop and solidify the film industry in Ekurhuleni, at Rhoo Hlatshwayo Art Centre in Daveyton. The eight shortlisted artists received awards for hard work and determination after they had showcased their work immensely in a room filled with guests and sponsors of the event. The standard of the producers was extremely amazing. The City of Ekurhuleni and the Gauteng Department of Sport, Art, Culture, and Recreation were amazed…

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KillerDaDeejay hopes to make waves

Born and bred in Barcelona is the aspiring young artist, David Muchanga known as KillerDaDeejay who has dedicated his life to music and is set to produce meaningful music. From an early age, the 25-year-old always showed a glimpse of a future in the music and entertainment industry. At the age of 10, Killer Da Deejay was already a drummer, and with the help of his older brother who was able to collect records that helped to groom his affection for house music, which later became his lifestyle. Muchanga started…

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Manala Mgibe traditional council inaugurates Prince Hlumbane

On Saturday, March 26, 2022, the Manala Mgibe council held an inauguration of the raving Prince Abram Musa Hlumbane of Katlehong. The inauguration was held at the Katlehong Arts Center and was attended by kings, princes, princesses, and royal family members from various lands including the Free State (Maluti aphofung) and Zimbabwe. Ward councillors and members of the community also gathered to witness the event. The event was graced with prayer, along with performances from local poets (praise singers), singers, and Reed dancers. Chief Mgibe Mabena said the purpose of…

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Ekurhuleni Slam Poetry ends on a good note

A total number of 40 Poets gathered at the Germiston Lapa on Saturday 19 March 2022 for the finale of the Ekurhuleni Slam poetry in celebration of The South African Library Week. The city of Ekurhuleni hosted the poetry competition and the top 40 contestants were nominated during the Slam poetry auditions gathered at the event to perform and take the prize. The event was hosted before the end of library week. The South African Library Week runs from the 14th till the 20th of March as the first library…

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Art and media street market promotes local businesses

Against all odds, a revolution to restore hope in the youth of our community has art and film production hosted another impactful event titled Art and Media Street Market. It occurred on the 26th of February 2022 at Small Bridge shisanyama and pub. Besides the success of their Street Radio episodes, they are driven to bring change that will better the future of the youth and the growth of the economy as a community. “This event was inspired by our desire to promote local brands and create a flea market…

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Boksburg’s model aims for the crown

Eager to change the world and hearten the youth is the divine Miss East Rand 2022 finalist Angel Aurorah Pieterse, hailing from Boksburg. The 22-year-old said that her love for modelling originates from watching ‘Top Billing’ and going through magazines, imagining herself on the front page. “I used to do a lot of photoshoots as a child and always wanted to be part of pageants,” said Pieterse. According to the model, in her quest in encouraging acceptance and confidence in young people, she saw the Miss East Rand competition as…

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Ekurhuleni star heads to New York

Blessing Mtetwa, a 16-year-old dancer and choreographer with over 10 years of experience on stage, managed to secure a lifetime opportunity to represent Ekurhuleni and showcase her talent on an international stage at the International Modelling and Talent Convention in New York City, July 2022. Mtetwa was scouted on Instagram to audition for the International Arts and Talent Showcase (IATS), a talent show where you stand a chance in receiving an international callback to attend the International modelling and Talent convention in America.“Since I received the IMTA callback, I’ve been…

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