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How Caster Semenya’s Elle Cover Gets It All Right

Save the best for last! Caster Semenya appears on Elle Magazine’s December issue, which has been met with much praise from the public.



South African Olympian Caster Semenya appears on the December issue of Elle Magazine‘s local edition. And appropriately, the cover has been met with much praise from celebrities and the public alike.

Caster Semenya Elle Cover

Semenya, who has endured much controversy over her fiercely contested gender identity over the years, is spotting a swaggy denim jacket, a white Nike cropped T-Shirt with a sheer white garment showcasing her refined surfboard.

Caster Semenya, Elle cover

Smiling from ear to ear, she is also clad in denim jeans to complete her casual look, which becomes a departure for the magazine’s general aesthetic. They typically go for high fashion and glam for the women on their cover.

The refreshing cover has gone viral online, with many applauding the publication for respecting Caster’s authentic identity – even celebrating it.

As well with the conversations around this cover, YOU Magazine’s infamous 2009 cover has been inevitably thrust back into the spotlight.

Caster Semenya, YOU Magazine cover

How Not To Solve A Gender Dispute: This magazine covers is back in spotlight as Caster covers Elle

At the height of global speculation and ridicule about her gender during the 2008 Olympic games, the magazine featured a transforming Caster Semenya on the cover – framed as having achieved real womanhood.

According to, she had to be persuaded by the stylists to dress like that and do all those silly things on the cover.

They were lambasted for attempting to authenticate her femininity through a ‘make over’. Scholars argued that the magazine had enforced narrow, heteronormative versions of womanhood, which excluded Caster.

She was also dressed in feminine attire with a weave on her head and made to strike a ‘girly’ pose. She looked uncomfortable. The cover looked strange, forced and sad.

That depiction, as most would now attest, is not true to Caster’s ‘androgynous’ style.

Over the years, she has been a topic of much fascination for sports fans who have debated whether or not she fits neatly into dominant perceptions of legitimate womanhood.

Elle have taken their notes and as a result, have respected that Caster Semenya is Caster Semenya.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to land on Disney+ in February

Welcome to Wakanda!




Black Panther Wakanda Forever

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in for a treat. Disney+ has announced that 1 February marks the arrival of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The blockbuster will be joining 16 other on the streaming platform.


Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now playing in theaters. 

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The Shocking Fallout of Black Motion

Tensions have reportedly escalated.




They are one of South Africa’s most revered music duos.

Their discography packs both blockbuster club bangers and lush delights for lovers of House with a transcendental African sonic flair. And the explosive fallout of Black Motion, which has been splashed across the internet long before reaching the courts, has shocked many.

Loved for their electrifying live performances and awe-inspiring chemistry, Mörda and Smol have always seemed like musical soulmates. But that relationship seems to have reached a bitter end.

In 2022, rumours of their reported split triggered a frenzy on the internet. Following the uproar, the group’s members Bongani Mohosana, who now goes as Mörda, and Smol (real name Roy Thabo Mabogwane), jointly calmed fears that they had fallen out.

It had been said the break would be temporary, as Mörda moved to focus on the release of his solo studio album.

Far from it, it now seems. The parties have escalated things to court.

According to reports, Black Motions have confirmed that they had pressed charges against Mörda for alleged housebreaking and theft.

A court order by the High Court in Gauteng posted on social media has ordered Morda to “restore possession of a recording studio apparatus” to the group by 13 January, at 5pm. 

Black Motion shared snaps of the alleged damage caused by Morda – a broken door and stolen equipment.


It looks like we won’t be getting a new Black Motion album with Mörda anytime soon.

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Reality Shows

Inside the Big Brother Titans Premiere!

South Africa and Nigeria unite under Biggie’s roof.




Sunday, 15 February 2023, marks the roaring arrival of BBTitans.


The highly anticipated social experiment brings under Biggie’s roof housemates from both South Africa and Nigeria. And for 72 days, we will be splashed with the finest in South African and Nigerian swag, banter, romance and all the trappings of a fun-filled, dramatic and – we’d hope – an entertaining show.

A first of its kind, the social experiment assembles the most colourful personalities from the two nations to outwit, outplay and outsmart each other in a bid to get their hands on a massive bag, life-changing bag!

In addition to a number of lofty prizes that will likely be on the line throughout the season, the winner of the show will also be walking away, a whopping grand prize of US $100 000 (over R1,7 million) is up for grabs for the one who trounces his Housemates to charm audiences across the continent.

That’s not all; the amount of social capital, celebrity and opportunities for lucrative brand deals after the show, all form part of the career-launching lift-off that comes with being on the popular franchise.

Both Big Brother Mzansi host Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Naija’s Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will co-host this debut season.

Fans of Big Brother Mzansi and Big Brother Naija in the diaspora are not left out as Showmax will stream the show in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and about 50 other countries.

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