Jobs: Doing It for Yourself

Chantal Stanfield is an actress, singer, dancer and stage actor – an accomplished all-round performer.  The public will recognize her from various local soap operas, earning her the label “Soap Star” in the mix. Chantal knows the fickleness of the industry all too well, especially after a year of disappointment, disillusionment and confusion. Here’s her…

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Soap Box Life

Anyone can achieve anything, i.e. job, relationship, even returning as a twin or being the sole survivor of a natural disaster. Soap Opera writes have to be applauded for the amount of time they can take to cover any given period. They know how to stretch any storyline and make one emotion into a storyline…

Never Give Up

Dereleen James is a fighter, an activist, but first and foremost a mother. This mother wrote a letter to the then State President Jacob Zuma in 2013. It remains a heart wrenching open letter highlighting the harsh realities of a mother living with a child addicted to drugs. It breaks the silence and focuses on…

Vrouw Unravelled

Senza una donna, the Zucchero and Paul Young song collaboration reminds. Yes those words still wrung true – especially today. Society perceive women in a certain way, be it workforce, health or social. The world as we know it: stigma, vulnerability equals weak, similarities; aside we should celebrate our differences instead. Vrouw magazine, headed by Micaela…

The Siv Sensation

Sivuyile “Siv” Ngesi is one of South Africa’s most dynamic performers. His diverse talents have seen him making waves in the South African entertainment industry. He is a sought after comedian, popular television presenter, prolific actor, MC, Producer and a social media success. Little wonder his accolades include The Mail and Guardian’s Most influential young…

Mistletoe Mischief

The festive season is upon us. Lazy days, slowing down, relaxing, spending time with loved ones- be it cold or sunny, depending on where you might find yourself on the globe. Who better than South African comedian Anne Hirsch to answer some happy questions? Anne has won a SAFTA for Best Comedy Writing for ZANEWS…

Isabelo#Top Chef Margot Janse#Passion

“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.” – Mother Teresa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaPCf7uFLMU Top Chef Margot Janse did exactly that; help the local children nearest her. Today she still does and the numbers are increasing. Her Charity Isabelo- Feeding Hungry Minds started in 2009, whilst she was…

Are you hungry?

Cape Town, Mother City, her vibrancy has a confidence, rightly so. This Lady has it all, Ocean, Table Mountain (incidentally one of the New 7 wonders of Nature), great outdoors and multi- cultural social scene. You got to eat right? Here’s looking at it from a different perspective. Both Chef Giles and Chef Guy have…

Who’s your guy?

They are all fictional characters, but movies have been made about lesser men and women. Here are some of the heroes, who should play them in a movie, let me know. Jack’s your man, Author Lee Child’s Kick- Ass hero. He’s a loner, no middle name and no address. “He carries no luggage only a…

The News

The successful reportage between newsreaders (or Anchors as they are called in the US) is not as simple as it appears. The devil is in the detail. A well choreographed exercise. Take the co-coordinating dress code. Let’s see two men would have similar ties, in the same fashion two females would wear a shade of…