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Riky Rick’s Cotton Fest Slated For Early 2020

If it’s good, give it a sequel.

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Summer is around the corner, so the time to start finalising the party calendar is here. Riky Rick knows that, so he’s timed the announcement for the return of the Cotton Fest just in time.

The rapper and culture enthusiast on Thursday announced the triumphant return of the Cotton Fest, the successful urban music event that saw its debut earlier this year.

Merging both known and unknown South African talent, Cotton Fest showcases the diversities in hiphop while fusing the gaps within the different local movements.

Although the exact date is yet to be confirmed, we can report that the second edition of the shindig is slated for February 2020.

And for the looming February date, Riky Rick plans to scale with the growing clout. The one-day urban music and fashion explosion is back with plans to be even bigger and better.

The announcement was twinned with the premiere of the 2019 Cotton Fest Aftermovie, which showcases the hottest scenes from the ground.

“Following the highly successful festival this year, it was an obvious move to do it again. Thanks to the support of every single artist, concert goer and even the suppliers we worked with, this festival made history, changed the game in a positive way”, said Riky Rick in a meeting earlier today and added, “We started planning Cotton Fest 2.0 the first week after the show, back in February. 2020 is gonna be on another level.’

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Judges of Miss SA 2020 for the First Round Announced!

Panel of judges for the first round revealed!

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After all the drama had subsided regarding the Miss SA 2020 pageant, it is time to forge forward. The beauty competition enlisted four  first round judges including the outspoken radio personality and returning judge, Anele Mdoda and former Miss SA crown holders Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala (2010), Liesl Laurie (2015) and Adè van Heerden (2017).

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Following the former Miss SA title holder, Zonzibini Tunzi’s exploits across the globe, which earned her the coveted crown of Miss Universe, this years entries hit record numbers of more than 2 500 entries received.

The list needs to be reduced to 35 hopefuls that will take part in the virtual interview rounds before a Top 16 is announced. With the honour of being part of the panel of judges that handpicked Rolene Strauss and Zonzibini, both of whom went on to claim success on global stages, Anele was not fazed by the pressure of unearthing another gem.

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“It’s never about the judges; it is the belief the young women have in themselves. We just serve as a springboard; the crown finds the contestant whilst she is looking for it.”

Assisting Anele on the hot seat is former Miss SA Dr Adè van Heerden, who revealed the checklist that the contestants need to tick if they harbour any wishes of going far in the competition. “I am looking for a multifaceted woman. A woman who radiates a deep confidence within herself and in the potential of her nation…

…A woman who can embrace her unique beauty, couple it with the strength of her voice and move our nation forward. The potential winner must be authentic with the ability to learn.”

For the first time in the history of the Miss South Africa pageant, the top three finalists will represent the country at the world’s three most prestigious pageants.

Previously, the Miss South Africa Organisation has sent a representative to both Miss Universe and Miss World, but will also now be fielding an entrant to Miss Supranational.

Miss South Africa is presented by Weil Entertainment in association with M-Net, Mzansi Magic and Sun International.

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Vodacom Durban July 2020 To Be Held Behind Closed Doors

No spectators for this year’s Durban July.

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Vodacom Durban July 2020

The annual horse race extravaganza was under threat this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fears over the possible cancellation of the event were laid to rest after the president gave an address yesterday, citing a possible relaxation of restrictions. While the Vodacom Durban July will continue as scheduled, there will be no spectators on the stands. This measure is in line with government health protocols to ensure that they curb the spread of the Coronavirus.

The race has been held annually since 1897 without any interruptions, and it morphed into a lifestyle event with celebrities and politicians alike making cameos. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, 25 July. Initially, the race was scheduled to be held on the first week July on the 4th, Saturday.

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The host of the Vodacom Durban July, Gold Circle confirmed that the race got the green light after consultation with all the relevant stakeholders. Even though the date was extended, the host stressed caution over further changes possibly taking place because of the “extremely fluid nature of the current pandemic”.

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Boyz II Men Confirm NEW Dates for Mzansi Tour!

Boyz II Men push their tour to 2021

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Boys II Men announce New Dates for South African tour
Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for CMT

Along with everything that’s been cancelled or postponed as fears over the spread of COVID have forced the world into a lockdown, Boyz II Men recently announced that their South African tour would no longer be continuing.

As QuenchSA recently reported, the concert, which had been slated to take place at the Sun Arena, Pretoria on April 9th, followed by the Cape Town leg at the Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino on April 13th 2020.

Fans of the legendary American RnB group will be delighted to know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel! Event organisers Glen21 on Wednesday announced that the concerts have now been postponed to early 2021!

Boys II Men South African Tour

The tour will kick off in Cape Town on Friday, the 12th March 2021 at the  Grand Arena, GrandWest followed by the Joburg leg at the on Saturday, 13th March.

Following discussions with the group’s management earlier this week Glen21 Entertainment frontman Glen Netshipise stated “In these uncertain times, we felt there was no other choice than to postpone the tour to next year. We trust by then the economy would be more settled and the fans are in a better position to be celebratory.”

RELATED: CASTLE LITE UNLOCKS 2020 POSTPONED – NEW DETAILS!

Previously purchased tickets will automatically be valid for the new dates. Alternatively full refunds are available via Ticketpro (info@ticketpros.co.za/ 0861 008 277) until the end of April for those unable to attend.

Additional information will be sent to all current ticket holders directly.

Limited tickets for the seated concert are available at Ticketpro and range from R290 to R1750.

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