Winners : YOU Spectacular 2013 Awards

The 2013 YOU Spectacular Awards were held on Saturday, 27 July 2013.

Here’s a list of the winners:

Favourite TV presenter
Bonang Matheba

Favourite newcomer
Khaya Mthethwa

Favourite couple

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Melinda Bam and Adriaan Bergh

Sexiest woman

Lee-Ann Liebenberg

Sexiest man
Francois Hougaard

Most stylish woman
Jeannie D

Most stylish man
Simba Mhere

Favourite actress
Diaan Lawrenson (7de Laan)

Favourite actor
Christo Davids (7de Laan)

Favourite sport star
Chad le Clos

Favourite music star

Favourite radio personality
Rian van Heerden (Jacaranda FM)

Funniest South African
Leon Schuster

Person of the year
Nelson Mandela

Fighting Spirit
Joost van der Westhuizen

Favourite soapie
7de Laan

Bonang and ProVerb

Zenande Mfenyana

Tamerin Jardine and partner



So You Think You Can Dance Auditions

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be crowned South Africa’s favourite dancer get to your nearest audition centre and enter! YOU could be the winner of prizes values at R250 000.

Terms and Conditions
•Contestants must be between the ages of 18 and 30.
•Choreograph your own routine and bring your own music – Published tracks, No home remixes. (1 CD + back up copy)

Audition Dates
27 and 28 July 2013
UJ Arts Centre

African Hair Expo 2013

This initiative will afford the African Hair Industry to
connect and discuss challenges facing the industry, expansion of respective hair brands on the continent and for the consumers to be exposed to latest trends in Hair, Products, accessories, solutions to hair problems as well as bargains.

The 2013 African Hair Expo is set to take place on the 31st of August till 1st September. The event will be held at the BrightWater Commons, Randburg in Johannesburg.

Logon to to find out how to purchase tickets!

Seems like one of those events I’d enjoy and learn a lot while I’m there, definitely buying a ticket.

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The Leading Women Series

Two inspiring ladies,Sihle Bolani and Lucille Gumbi have launched a women’s networking platform named “The Leading Women Series”

The guiding principle behind the platform is to provide an opportunity for women to meet monthly, listen to talks from guest speakers who are experts in their fields, encourage discussions and empower women with knowledge, new connections and tools that can be applied to all aspects of their lives.
Every month they will tackle different themes. Themes will range from entrepreneurship and business to balancing family life, health and beauty.

Each session will host 160 young, urban women at the Fire & Ice hotel at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. The first event is on the 24th of August 2013 and the guest speakers include Metro FM’s Unathi Msengana and Communications expert, Lulu Letlape.

We love women empowering initiatives and we will be supporting the Leading Women Series 🙂

You can follow Leading Women on twitter @Leading_WomenZA or to find out more about this amazing initiative send an email to

Russell Brand adds 2 shows to his SA tour

The overwhelming response to the forthcoming South African tour by comedian, actor and author, Russell Brand in November this year has led to the promoters of the SA leg of the tour, Showtime Management announcing two extra shows.

Tickets are now on sale at Computicket for the additional Johannesburg show on Friday, 15 November 2013 at the Teatro at Montecasino and the additional Cape Town date of Wednesday, 20 November 2013.  

Russell brand will now be in South Africa for a total of five dates. Since the announcement of the South African leg of the Russell Brand “Messiah Complex” tour was made earlier this month tickets have been in high demand resulting in sell-out shows. “The response to his tour has been phenomenal and we encourage “Brand fans” to take advantage of the two extra shows by booking now to avoid disappointment,” says Showtime’s Tony Feldman. 

Book now at Computicket service centers, visit or call 0861 8139000. Cape Town bookings are also available at Artscape Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695.

To experience one of the great-value Montecasino Show & Stay packages to enjoy choice hospitality packages, call 011 367 4250, or email, for more info

Starlight Express Mega Musical Opening Night

I am a sucker for musicals and theatre shows so when I received an invite to attend a show at the Joburg Theatre, you can only imagine how excited I was.

Starlight Express was the name of the show and we caught up with the Creator of the show Andrew Lloyd Webber, who said “Starlight Express started life in 1975 as a sort of Cinderella story, which I hoped would be an animated movie. It never got off the ground. Then in 1983 I rewrote it for my children Imogen and Nicholas, in the version that opened in March 1984 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London. Nine years later we revised Starlight and new music was dedicated to my son Alastair. The London show ran for 18 years making it one of the longest running musicals in London theatre history.

Starlight was always meant to be fun, hopefully an entertaining piece of live theatre for a new audience. We are all proud that the show has spawned a new generation of artists and theatre-goers who perhaps never considered going to the theatre before and who may have gone on to other perhaps more conventional things ”

The show was AMAZING!!! The audience had the aaah moments and WOW moments. The show was well rehearsed and everything was on point .

Cast of Starlight Express:

•Ferdinard Gernandt – Electra
•Carly Graeme – Pearl
•Bongi Mthombeni – Poppa McCoy
•David Schlachter – Rusty
•Ziyanda Yako –Dinah
•Andrew Webster – Greaseball

I spotted Lucia Cooper and her daughter.

Selae Thobakgale and Friend

Miss Earth SA Finalists

More Miss Earth SA Finalists

Also spotted Jay Anstey and Gert Johan Coetzee and they both agreed that the show was AMAZING

Thank You Jodene and The Joburg Theatre Team for the invite; I had a great time and enjoyed every minute of the show.

If you’d like to watch this amazing show book now! 0861670670 or

Survivor South Africa Champions Auditions

Survivor South Africa is back – with a twist that is rewriting international Survivor history. In a worldwide first, two sporting legends have been tasked to lead the tribes that will face hunger pains, the elements of nature, nasty creepy crawlies, and the game’s trademark plotting and scheming – all in the quest to become the next Ultimate Survivor.

Soccer superstar Mark Fish and former Springbok rugby
captain Corné Krige are the two national heroes that will go head to head in M-Net’s brand new Survivor South Africa: Champions.

Unlike their tribe members, who will all be unknown South
African citizens, they won’t run the risk of being voted off at the show’s dreaded tribal councils. Yet, every second on the island will be just as important to them.

While the other Survivors are giving all they have to survive
the island’s hardships and win the jury’s vote for a cash
prize of R1 million, Mark and Corné will be playing their own game, with their eyes set on a separate R500 000, for themselves.

Download an entry form HERE , print it, fill it in and bring it to the audition. You must also bring your ID.

Open auditions will take place in the following cities on the
following dates:
Johannesburg: Thursday, 1 August; Venue: Indaba Hotel
Cape Town: Thursday, 8 August; Venue: The River Club
Durban: Thursday, 15, August; Venue: The BAT Centre
Registration Time: 09:00 – 15:00

The ultimate survivor will win the R1 000 000.00 cash
prize. Team captains Corne Krige and Mark Fish will not be
eligible for this prize.

Africa’s Next Top Model Auditions – South Africa

International supermodel Oluchi Orlandi will be hosting “Africa’s Next Top Model”. The newest Top Model Franchise that will bring you the best of Africa’s diverse continent from North to West to South and East.

The show will be shot in between Africa’s fashion capital Johannesburg and Cape Town, cameras follow the contestants over 10 episodes and 8 weeks as they learn what it takes to make it.

Download a form HERE, Fill it out completely and be sure to bring it with you to the casting location.

Audition Dates:
•Johannesburg – Sandton Convention Centre
9 July 2013 7am-7pm

•Cape Town – Cape Town Convention Center
1 August 2013 7am-7pm

Twelve young women perform weekly challenges and are
put to the test to see who comes out on top!

Can’t wait to watch it 😀

Russell Brand is coming to SA this November

The most exciting comedian of his generation” Time Out
Comedian, actor and author, Russell Brand recently announced his first ever world stand-up tour that includes South Africa with two shows at the Teatro at Montecasino on 16 and 17 November 2013 and one show in Cape Town on 19th November 2013 at the Artscape Opera House.

The South African leg of Brand’s world tour is presented by Showtime Management and 94.7 Highveld Stereo in association with Phil McIntyre Entertainment. Tickets now on sale.

Book now at Computicket service centers, visit or call 0861 8139000. Cape Town bookings are also available at Artscape Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695. To experience one of the great-value Montecasino Show & Stay packages to enjoy choice hospitality packages, call 011 367 4250, or email, for more info visit 



VENUE: Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg
 Saturday, 16 November 2013 at 20h00Sunday, 17 November 2013 at 18h00
PRICES: R350.00 to R550.00

VENUE: Artscape Opera House 
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 at 20h00
PRICES: R 300.00 – R 500.00


Show is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Parental guidance is advised.