Seven-year-old girl will represent SA in America

Seven- year-old girl Lethabo Makola is already gunning for success at a young age. She is a ballet dancer, poet, commercial model and an actress. She is a grade 2 learner from Shangri LA Academy and resides in Kempton Park. At the age of 5, Lethabo was already showing her interest in drama. So her parents decided to take her to the drama classes from there on her talent grew tremendously. She partook in Eisteddford where she excelled in the Poetry category. At age 6, Lethabo started dancing and in…

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Fashion designer seeks to leave a mark

Katleho Mokoena, a 28-year-old young man from Palmridge, Alberton is a fashion designer. He is the founder of GDzyn (pronounced as Gee Design) Fashion House and describes himself as a fashion designer who’s above the normal standard, because his designs are extraordinary. Katleho studied a BA degree in Community Development and Leadership at UJ, however, in his third year he dropped out because he realised he was not passionate about the course. After that he had to do a self-introspection and he finally realised that he loved sewing. “It took…

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Young pantsula dancers groomed in Duduza

Is’cathulo Sabolova Theatre Production based in Duduza was founded by Sibusiso Tshabalala ‘Maloya’, Nkululeko Khumalo ‘Skhulu’, Sikhumbuzo Shabangu ‘Super Small’ and Ben Xulani ‘Bobo’ back in 2018. The production was created to keep people, especially children away from defiling activities on the streets. The founders used to dance pantsula in their own groups back in their high school days and they loved it. However, back then their groups were disorganised so they kept on regrouping and parting ways and that’s why they decided to start a production company that teaches…

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Fans thrilled by RascoeKaos_SA’s performance

A talented hip hop artist RascoeKaos_SA pulled out a splendid performance during a listening session which was held in Vosloorus, for his latest EP titled ‘Love Hertz’. His fans that availed themselves for the music filled session were amused and captivated when he performed the 7 hip hop tracks on his EP, however he performed vibrant songs that are fused with beats of a new popular wave of music in South Africa, called ‘Amapiano’. His undying fans that filled the venue significantly enjoyed his overall performance, singing along to every…

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First albinism contest launched in South Africa

The first-ever Mr and Miss Albinism South Africa beauty pageant was launched by Godfrey Mphatswe, through the initiative he aims to uplift and inspire the lives of people with albinism. Mphatswe noticed a gap in the South African fashion and beauty industry after learning that countries like Zimbabwe and Malawi are empowering and uplifting their people with albinism. He then decided to introduce the peagant in South Africa. “I was invited to Mr and Miss Albinism Zimbabwe, as a judge and I also went to another one in Malawi and…

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‘A musical soup for the Soul’

Lindokuhle Simelane and Joseph Rugube from Katlehong have dedicated their time to music and putting smiles on taxi commuters and other people in the surrounding area for more than a decade. “We’ve been singing for more than 10 years, and we sing everywhere we want to sing, especially when we see people because we sing for everyone. The taxi rank is nicer because people are going to work and some of them are stressed and feeling depressed, so we go there to uplift their mood with our music,” said Lindokuhle.…

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#Sundayiyahlonishwa reaching its peak

By Vuyokazi Bam Petros Bafana Masina is the man behind the #SundayIyahlonishwa drive, which encourages people to post their stunning pictures on social media platforms using that specific trending hashtag on Sundays. Masina told Ekurhuleni News that, “the hashtag started during lockdown in April and i started it as a joke.” He decided to wake up one Sunday, and then he took a bath and made sure that his outfit was stunning. Thereafter he took a picture and posted it on social media with a puzzling caption. He further revealed…

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A teenager undeterred by unemployment

By Vuyokasi Bam A 19-year-old lady, Taylor Khensani Lukhele, born and bred in Vosloorus is pursuing her dreams. She is currently a final year student at the Vaal University of Technology studying tourism management. Taylor Lukhele started baking at the age of 14 in grade 9, after she extensively observed what her mom and siblings where doing when they baked during family gatherings and events with extended families. They always made sure that they baked biscuits and cakes. The woman mentioned how she wished she went to culinary school during…

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Passion aligns a young man with his dream

By Matampane Raymond Mokwena A young anchor and show producer at Galaxy Universal Network divulges that his fixed passion for poetry, public speaking and debating competitions propelled him to reach his dream. Harmony Mbele seized the opportunity to share how his dream of becoming a presenter unfolded to Ekurhuleni News on 26th of January 2021 saying that: “During my primary school years, from grade 3 up until grade 6 i used to participate passionately in debating, poetry and public speaking competitions, however my passion was further ignited in grade 7…

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R60 Million Winner

PowerBall R60 Million Winner collects his winnings The first multi-million winner of the year has claimed his fortunes. The PowerBall winner from the 15 January 2021 draw, who won the whopping R60 million jackpot reported to the National Lottery Operator offices on Tuesday the 19th. The Financial professional in his early 30s could not contain his excitement: “I still cannot believe that I have won this much, the most I’ve won from the Lottery is R500”, he said.Relaying the events that led to the life-changing moment, the winner said: “My…

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