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Tumi Voster Launches A Woman Empowerment Platform

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Media Personality Tumi Voster has launched her own women empowerment series. Entitled GRL PWR series Empowerment brunch events at the Rosa at the Palazzo Hotel in Johannesburg, the event will take place on Sunday, August 19th.

The platform intends to empower and inspire young women in different spheres of their lives through necessary dialogues shared by women for women to bring about change and help build their own success stories. Relatable to the young South African millennial woman, the GRL PWR Series Brunches will be a space for women to network through their various journeys.

The stellar line-up of featured speakers include award-winning South African actress Terry Pheto, whohas appeared in a number of international movies; Sony Music Africa Marketing Director Aisha
Mohamed; Personal Trainer and Adidas Ambassador, Mapule Ndhlovu; Design Essentials Marketing
Director Zoe Dhlembeu and; Y Her Co-creator and Amazi Chief Business Officer, Katleho Tsoku.
The theme for the first GRL PWR Series is “Building your own success story!”

Speaking on this platform and theme, Tumi says: “Success is a big word and sometimes a daunting
journey for some and you just want to know that you’re on the right track. I believe we are all a work in progress, and sometimes trying to figure it all out by ourselves can be challenging. I have created the GRL PWR Series to assist us young women to share knowledge through open & honest dialogues that will shape minds, help each woman find their purpose and propel their dreams and vision.”

Looking at Tumi’s success journey, her accolades have impacted her drive in excellence and pursuing a journey bigger than herself to make a difference in young women’s lives. She has earned her place in the Mail & Guardian 2017 Top 200 Young South Africans, Avance Media 2017 list of 100 Most Influential

Young South Africans as well as having been the recipient of the Gauteng Premiere Youth Excellence and Service award earlier this year. This month, she will also be an official Honorary Member of the Golden Key society at the University of Johannesburg.

As we are in the month of August celebrating Women’s Month, Tumi shares: “What an amazing time it is to be a woman right now, where we can achieve anything we put our minds to. If I can use my platform to empower and inspire other young women, I will grab it with both hands.”

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Vatiswa Ndara vs The Fergusons – SA’s Big TV War

Things are pretty serious right now.

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Vatiswa Ndara’s open letter to the incumbent Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, has not only set in motion a series of events which have dominated recent headlines – including reports of legal action against her by her bosses.

It has also started a movement amongst actors.

Since the letter came out, a number of actors have also come forward in her support. This despite the said threat of blackballing for those who speak publicly about a reality far removed from the glamorous perceptions most hold about the local television and film production industry.

Some, such as Keke Mphuthi, have since come out to make shocking claims about how they’ve been treated by production companies.

It all started when the veteran actress detailed her grievance in a letter lengthy directed at the Minister.

In it, Vatiswa announced that she would not be proceeding with her role as NomaRussia on the third season of popular Mzansi Magic drama series, Igazi.

Her departure from the show follows strife between her and Ferguson Films, who refused to match her R1 million charge for her service.

According to the letter, the production company made a final offer of R110 000 for the 13 part series, which would be filmed over a five-week period.

Further to quitting the show, Vatiswa says she is risking her livelihood by coming forward to fight the system.

“This particular interaction with Ferguson Films has made me evaluate my own being and sustenance within the industry”, she jotted, “but also the plight of my fellow actors, crew and other creative contributors…”

The letter address several issues, including alleged unfair contractual agreements and expectations, poor renumeration and unfair treatment by producers.

Several actors have come forth to stand with the actress. Rami Chuene, who currently stars on The Queen, a Ferguson Films production, expressed her unreserved support for Ndara, who’s acts were also lauded by the likes of Bonnie Mbuli and Florence Masebe.

According to EWN, Vatiswa has yet to receive notification of the reported legal action said to have been undertaken by Connie and Shona Ferguson.

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WATCH: Black Coffee Calls For Unity In The SA Music Industry

Black Coffee recently conversed about the second annual Music Is King Concert, which is set to take place in Joburg and Durban this coming December. The globally celebrated record producer chatted frankly about how the business can be a lonely place, calling for a more authentic approach to the game by fellow artists. 

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Black Coffee recently conversed about the second annual Music Is King Concert, which is set to take place in Joburg and Durban this coming December. The globally celebrated record producer chatted frankly about how the business can be a lonely place, calling for a more authentic approach to the game by fellow artists.

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Cassper Nyovest Aims To Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Stadium

All roads lead to Rustenburg

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After weeks of mounting anticipation from fans, Cassper Nyovest on Monday thrilled Tsibipians with the announcement that the Royal Bafokeng stadium will be the next stop for his annual ‘Fill Up’ movement.

The concert, which is slated for December 15th, also marks Cassper’s return to his roots in North West, where he was born and raised.

The Move for Me hitmaker made the announcement on a clip on his social platforms. “There’s a rumour going around… yes, I’m gay!”, he joked, hitting back at the random rumour that he’s secretly dating Somizi. “Gay means cheerful, gay also means happy… happy to announce that this year’s ‘Fill Up’ is going to Rustenburg”

RELATED: TONI BRAXTON TO PERFORM IN SOUTH AFRICA THIS NOVEMBER! 

Royal Bafokeng stadium will be the 5th one in his growing list of sold out arenas. Cassper has previously filled up FNB Stadium, Orlando Stadium, The Dome – where it all began, as well as Moses Mabhida stadium.

This will also be the second time he’s holding the concert outside of Gauteng following his concert at Moses Mabhida stadium, Durban, in December 2018.

Tickets are available at Webtickets.

 

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