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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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Thuso Mbedu Scores Leading Role In American Series

Emmy Award nominated South African actress, Thuso Mbedu, has been cast as ‘Cora’ – the leading character on a looming American television series

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South African TV audiences first encountered her through the telly when she first appeared on Generations; The Legacy in the not-so-distant past. Four years later, Thuso Mbedu has paced through hoops to become the first South African actress to score a leading role in an American series!

Mbedu has been picked to star as the lead character on Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of The Underground Railroad. The actress will be taking on the role of Cora – the main character in the critically lauded novel.

The 27 year old’s history of flirtations with Hollywood dates back to 2018 and 2019, when she received International Emmy Award nominations for her stellar portrayal of Winnie on Mzansi Magic drama series – Is’thunzi. Although she didn’t bring any of the prestigious gongs home, there’s no lack of evidence that her star has now sky rocketed to global horizons.

The Underground Railroad tells the story of a young Cora’s journey as she negotiates her way in the pre-war South, according to Variety. Following her escape from a Georgia plantation, she discovers the existence of a railroad with a secret network of tracks and tunnels.

“My thumb and neurons are failing me right”, jotted the actress on her Instagram. “So I’ll just do as most South Africans do when this happens: I GOT THE JOB!!!”

 

 

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Esprit Launches in South Africa!

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Esprit is launching in South Africa with three intriguing, multi-faceted flavours – Mango with a twist of Chilli, Watermelon and Strawberry with a twist of Lime, and Blueberry and Basil with a twist of Hibiscus.

 

These are exciting and novel flavours that inspire an independent spirit and sassy confidence. The flavours are matched by distinctive packaging, including striking iconography and colours, and a bold campaign statement: “own your flavour”.

“Esprit is part of the global trend towards interestingly flavoured alcoholic drinks. It embraces the individuality of the modern South African consumer, those who knows who they are and exactly what they want,” says Tania Kotze, Esprit Brand Strategy Manager.

This launch allows Esprit to offer those who are unique, self-assured and self-affirming a drink that reflects their unique personalities. Esprit is expected to be in stores by March 2019, so look out for the advertising campaign that’s as interesting and unique as the drink itself.

Visit espritofficial.com to read more about the new delicious flavours!

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Babes Wodumo Fined & Released on Bail

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Babes Wodumo and her sister were on Monday fined R1000 after failing to show up on court this past Friday. Real name Bongekile Simelane, Babes and her sister, Nondumiso Simelane appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

The fine comes after the two had blamed their absence on a car breakdown on their way to court from Pietermaritzburg. The sistren claim to have been out of town attending gigs the night before their car’s said malfunction.

Tipcee was given a warning.

The three are being accused of assaulting a woman in Durban last month. The alleged assault came a day after Babes shared a video of her former boyfriend – Mampintsha – assaulting her on Instagram live.

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