Sunday, 24 August 2014

3rd Annual Dance Day South Africa



3rd Annual Dance Day South Africa
What’s hot this summer is the much anticipated 3rd Annual Dance Day South Africa. The event that will be taking place on the 06th of September between 12h00-17h00 at Newtown Mary Fitzgerald Square with an entrance fee of only R30.00

The Business Education & Arts Mentorship "BEAM" in partnership with Joburg Arts Alive International Festival, City of Joburg and Southern African Association of Youth Clubs will be hosting their 3rd Annual Dance Day South Africa at the 2014 Joburg Arts Alive International Festival supported by National Arts Council, Converse, Stage and Company and Carry on Projects.

The aim of the day is to celebrate dance and use dance as a communication medium and convenient wagon to a healthy life style, also to create national awareness for dance which, through festivals such as Joburg Arts Alive International Festival has proven its value in bringing individuals from all walks of life together.
The non-alcoholic family day will be celebrated by all dancers, lovers of dance and general community members of all ages through a flash-mob which will be created by SA Top Choreographers including Quintus Jansen (Strictly Come Dance and So You Think You Can Dance ZA Choreographer) Tumi Trent Tladi (So You Think You Can Dance ZA choreographer and Redbull beat battle judge), Sello Modiga (internationally acclaimed Pantsula choreographer) Charlie Van Rooyen, Nosiphiwo Samente (both So You Think You Can Dance SA season 3 finalists and choreographers), etc.

During the event while enjoying the event. Choreographers will teach all attendants a simple, fun and energetic routine in between performances from various dance companies such as Prophelaz (2013 Redbull Beat Battle winners), Freeze Frame Crew (2014 Redbull Beat Battle champions) internationally acclaimed Pantsula dance company Real Action Pantsula and many more. The day will be directed by the talented Shelton Forbes VUZU presenter, choreographer, actor and singer as an MC/Program Director.

Other activities will include clothing stalls where designers like Danki San, Déjà vu designs, etc. will be exhibiting and selling their products and surprise product give away from CONVERSE. Information Centre for those who wish to participate in the Arts or enroll their children to study dance, the Centre will have info packs from The National School of the Arts, Business Education and Arts Mentorship and other institutions.
For more information check out
Facebook:
Annual Dance Day South Africa
Joburg Arts Alive International Festival

Twitter:
@AnnualDanceDay

Website:
www.beamp.org.za
www.arts-alive.co.za

Monday, 18 August 2014

Recent celebville news

On the recent celebville news,
Trouble stirs-up at Generations as striking actors fired.

MMSV Productions, following consultation with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), have today terminated the contracts of the striking actors on the SABC1 soap drama, Generations. such as Anga Makubalo (MJ), Atandwa Kani (Samora), Katlego Danke (Dineo), Mandla Gaduka (Choppa), Menzi Ngubane (Sibusiso), Nambitha Mpulwana (Mawande), Patrick Shai (Patrick), Slindile Nodangala (Ruby), Sophie Ndaba (Queen) to mention a few.

However the Generations Actors Guild have written an open letter to their audience apologizing and taking about their concerns. and here's the open letter.

Dear Fans and Generations Viewers:

By now, you would have heard that we, the principal cast of Generations, have made a decision to embark on a strike, and walk off the set of Generations.

First of all, we want to apologise for the inconvenience that this may cause you, as our loyal viewers and fans. Please believe that it is not a decision we came to lightly. However, in light of the SABC and the MMSV Productions continued refusal to engage with us, and our grievances, we felt that reviving the strike was the only course of action available to us.

We wanted to take this opportunity to explain to you exactly what led to this drastic action, and give a full context of the events to date.  It is also important for us to state that before we went on strike, we made a point of communicating our unhappiness to MMSV Productions, to no avail.

We live in a country that is notorious for artists living and dying in a state of poverty, tragically,  never managing to earn what is their due, despite being associated with a number of successful projects.  We have made a decision, as dedicated professionals working on South Africa’s most successful TV show, that we will not be part of this painful statistic.  There is no reason, whatsoever, that we should live as ‘struggling actors’ when our show generates an incredible income for the production house and broadcaster.

We have tried repeatedly, to accommodate the SABC and MMSV Productions – whenever they requested an extension to examine the issues, we agreed. When, in November 2013 they asked us to end our original strike while they reviewed our demands, we agreed.  They committed to reverting to us with their responses to our demands – instead, they have issued us with threats to dismiss us if we don’t return to work. We regard this as a breach of trust, and working in completely bad faith with us. We also consider their insistence on not paying us our fair due as a disturbing flouting of fundamental labour practices, and a perversion of the South Africa we are trying to build – a South Africa where labour is compensated fairly and appropriately.  The cast remains open to negotiating and working out a solution, and hopes that the broadcaster and production house respond to this sentiment.

We thank you for your patience with us, and hope you understand our difficulty and stand with us in this troubling time.

With love, and respect

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Thursday, 14 August 2014

What's Hot This summer: 3rd Annual Dance Day South Africa

The Business Education & Arts Mentorship "BEAM" in partnership with Joburg Arts Alive International Festival, City of Joburg and Southern African Association of Youth Clubs will be hosting their 3rd Annual Dance Day South Africa at the 2014 Joburg Arts Alive International Festival supported by National Arts Council, Converse, Stage and Company and Carry on Projects. 
make sure you are there!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Silent Blogger I am HIV positive





Hey, sorry I cant reveal my identity I am a girl am 20yrs old and I am HIV positive I have been living with this sickness for the past six years my mum is the only person that knows about it I contracted the disease when I was raped by two men in oshodi market.



my main aim of writing now is to share with you guys what happened not quite long I was raped again by my so called close friend I begged him to use a condom but he asked me not to worry that he is clean little did he know that I was only pleading to save him. After the first round I sat close to the bed crying but he came up again and raped me for the second time he even poured on me .

I summon courage and asked him when was the last he check his HIV status he rolled over to the drawer and brought out his result ALAS he was negative until he raped me .the other day I went to a certain so called God fearing man and asked for help but he said he won’t assist me until I service which I did without any remorse knowing fully well that he is now infected.my own heartbreak is my mum she has been praying and she thinks am no longer positive little did she know that HIV takes 10yrs before it shows.

Any Advice?

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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Silent Blogger Living in the closet (Gay)

By: Silent Blogger
Living in the closet (Gay)



I grew up in a very religious family, with both parents who are fully committed to Christ, from an early age I always knew that I was different from other boys, however I always pushed the gut feeling under the carpet because I grew up in a society that has already set expectations of how a male and female should behave and conduct themselves.

Everything started when I reached the puberty years I therefore realized that I was attracted to the same sex, it was hard to accept how I was feeling emotionally, mainly because my parents stressed the idea of me getting married and blessing them with grandchildren. In a society where its not common for men to date each other, I did my best to shove the feelings inside the Bible hoping that Christ, who in his word is against homosexuality, would deliver me from my demons(as they referred in church).



Also the idea of my family finding out that I am gay would bring shame to the community. NB My parents are highly respected in my community, therefore I decide to distance myself from friends and family in fear of rejection, and  discrimination, I suppressed my feeling in every possible way I could. I had no one to talk to, not even the pastor who was suppose to comfort and guide me. I was alone in my struggle, had suicidal thoughts each and every second. I felt rejected by the Bible itself, that was meant to teach love.

I didn't understand why it had to be me, who endured so much suffering and pain, why could I not be normal (as society phrase it). One thing I knew is that I didn't chose to be gay. I kept looking for answers without any success, I felt like a sinner, who did not deserve Gods grace, a disgrace to the world.

I moved from one church to another, in hope that I might get deliverance and be normal, but as years went by the urge only grew stronger I needed to be loved. Everything about homosexuality that is condemned wrong in the bible, felt right in my soul, I therefore came to a realization that I need to start pleasing myself and not try to change me for the world that wouldn't accept me anyway. Yes it took time and a lot of soul searching to come to a conclusion about my sexuality.

But after that, I had another assignment to do (To tell my family), however the decision wasn't planned I remember I was in a taxi during holidays going back home, when  I had the thought of telling my parents about my sexuality. When I got home, I found my mom cooking and my dad just went to visit his friends. I informed my mom to set up a family meeting when my dad comes back, because there is something I want to discuss with them.

When my dad arrived, we all gathered in the living room and everything else is history. All I can remember was my dad crying hysterically, like his hopes were broken. I cried too the whole night, my mom tried to be strong to comfort the whole family, but I could see the pain in her eyes. But all they said, that till this day I wont forget is "We love you just the way you are".


The moral of the story is : Nothing comes easy in life and we must take one step at the time, when dealing with real people and real feelings. the only thing that matters is how you see yourself and If you love yourself enough to be who you are.


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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Are women Gold Diggers



picture from: www.capitalfm.co.ke


The notion about love and money in relationships according to the historical records have long existed in Africa, whereby women depended on their husband for financial resources, but nowadays it’s easy to find people being judgemental about women's love for marital things in her relationship. Well according to the research our great grandmothers were always searching for boyfriends who were hard working and had the capacity of building a stable home.

Evidently the historical records prove that men were always providers since the beginning of time, therefore love and money was always hand in hand, with men obliged to provide for their girlfriends. Men were using their gifts and wages to attract women in the past, their ability to acquire financial resources meant they could get any women they wanted.



Saying women are "Gold diggers'' is an understatement without understanding the history of provider love. Men must provide for their women and that’s a fact (according to my understanding), times have changed and things are now more expensive, therefore women demanding more money to “survive” and satisfy their needs. But with the ever changing time women are taking the initiative to become educated and look after themselves.

HENCE the answer is Women are not gold diggers, but they looking out for themselves in your expense (If I may say)

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Maya Angelou

This week we celebrate the life of the late Maya Angelou a Poet, activist, memoirist, actress, professor and Icon to the world with some of her best quotes. enjoy!




1. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

2.“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

3.“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”

4.“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”

5.“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” (my favorite quote)

And her last words on twitter was

“Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God’

Friday, 18 July 2014

1st Mandela Day since his death


Today marks the first birthday since Mandela's dearth, and people all around the world are celebrating his birthday by dedicating 67 minutes of their time to assist the needy and help build a better South Africa. There are numerous initiative that are always welcome to a helping help willing to assist this Mandela day. 

You can be a part of Making Change Real in the lives of the many children, youth and communities that the 4Change Foundation serves. By participating in the Flash Mob Experience you will literally be contributing to the cause that Nelson Mandela stood for.Guests are invited to join in a flash mob dance and exercise experience for 67 minutes, 1 minute for every year that our honorable Madiba spent in public service. 

Professional choreographer Carlo McFarlane along with fitness experts, DJ’s, celebrities and special guests will take 100 to 500 participants through a sequence of high energy, simple and dynamic dance and exercise workouts which all culminate in a 6 minute 7 second flash mob routine in honor of our iconic hero “Nelson Mandela.”This will take place at Kloofzicht Lodge in Muldersdrift from 1pm to 2:07pm.

 Please feel free to visit thier website www.4change.co.za or 4Change Foundation Facebook page.Register now by clicking on this link www.nelsonmandeladay.4change.co.za

Afronevism Entertainment advises you to go out and offer your help to others

Thursday, 17 July 2014

AKA (Run Jozi) New Single



South African rapper AKA has recently dropped the second single off album ‘Levels’. The collaboration with K.O. is titled “Run Jozi (Godly)” I had the opportunity to listen to the song and without being biased the song is catchy, exciting and entertaining it includes elements of South African originality with skill-full rap and vernac chorus . AKA fans went nuts over the new single that caught many people’s attention. the album is said to be released  July. there is much anticipating about the album, however the single manage to get people interested to hear what AKA has been working on.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Mshoza's complexion





picture from: www.women24.com


It’s heartening to see more and more black girls trying to trade their skin colour for a lighter tone. Young Girls are now convinced that abandoning their skin colour and replacing them with a lighter tone IS the wisest and coolest thing to do. Skin product's in the past were used to enhance women's beauty not change them, but nowadays magazines and televisions are influencing young women to believe that beauty only reside in being lighter. well while I was growing up my mother used to say "black is beautiful " , but I never imagined in a thousand years, that I would be standing in a market place looking for a product that will lighten my skin ( guilty as charged).




However black women’s use of cosmetics and weaves has made them vulnerable to accusations of racial shame (is it true?), the world is divided with those who strongly believe that black women should be proud of their natural hair and skin colour and others who agree that being African is not defined by your hair and cosmetic choice. But are we really comfortable with our skin colour?


With Steve Biko, Nelson Mandela and Maya Angelou gone, I wonder who will teach us and our children the lessons to be proud of our blackness.  Obviously opting for a lighter complexion won’t make one more beautiful than before, but if it makes her feel better than it should be it. But now black women should start abandon their desire and ways to turn themselves white and recognize that inner-beauty is what counts. After all the temple (Body) is yours so do as you please with it, but remember that every action has its consequences. 
 So love yourself - Your Black is beautiful GIRL



Story By: Bobontle Mopeloa

Friday, 11 July 2014

On recent celebville new




X factor South Africa's Judges have been revealed. Zonke, Arno Carstens and Oskido join the search for the country’s next biggest singer. the show will play onSABC 1 September 6, the winner will recieve will receive a Sony Music Entertainment recording contract and a cash prize of R300 000.

Monday, 7 July 2014

On the Recent celebville news









Oscar Pistorius Fever has hit the media industry again , with several newspapers covering his leaked video today, that apparently was obtained illegaly
Leaked Video Shows Oscar Pistorius Reenacting Shooting of Girlfriend. In a clip, the 27-year-old— without his prosthetic lower legs— appears to imitate holding a gun in his Pretoria, and demonstrating his act on the actual valentines day where he shot his girlfriend. 
The video is still to be showed at the court, where Oscar's trial is still continuing.

picture from: www.divasinc.co.za


Moving swifly 
South African Musicians Mi Casa are joining other top African artists in a music spectacular. they are  part of Africa Rising which will be broadcast by Channel O, the music show on DStv. 
congrats to the group!


Durban July Fashion winners
Fashion is about aesthetics,comfort and beauty, now we take a look at Durban July fashion to dissect the best dressed I guess?
                                                                                     Minnie Mkhwanazi
                                                          (white is always a safe colour to pick, but she was able to bring the                   
angelic/naughty look into it)

Designer David Tlale and former Miss South Africa Tatum Keshwar
                           
Thobeka Majozi
                                                             
                                                                    Mafikizolo
                                                             (brough the fire back with red)
pictures from City Press and sunday times

Friday, 4 July 2014

On the Recent celebville news


According to the Sunday newspaper, South African singer, actress  Marah Louw's life has taken the worst turn , apparently because her finances, health and love life isn't working out. Marah Louw was famous for her role in Muvhango and as former SA Idols Judge.
But being human means facing trails and tribulation, we wish her luck.




Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Rebelle Rogue SA

Rebelle Rogue SA Winter Jackets for 2014
sneak peek




Stay tuned to see the rest of the Winter Range Jackets 2014 by Rebelle Rogue on LIVE Magazine SA and On Rebelle BLVD (http//:rebellehouse@tumblr.com)

Monday, 23 June 2014

Behind The Scenes Of Jo'Hustle"burg Interview

 So recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Dance Itumeleng Hlapane, Singer Shekhinah Donnell and Poet Cornelius Jones, to talk about their Hustle in the Jungle of Joburg, So this is a photo gallery of some of the pictures that didn't appear on the actual article .
check the article at http://livemag.co.za/johustlebur
 Award winning dancer, choreography, Converse brand ambassador, actor and vocalist, Itumeleng Hlapane led us into his life of Hustling.


Singer, Song writer, performer
Shekhinah Donnell invites us to her apartment in Aucklandpark to tell us about her hustling world.



Poet, Writer and performer
Cornelius Jones gives us the inside scoope of how to become a Joburg Hustler.













pictures by : Neo Mahame
check the article at http://livemag.co.za/johustleburg/

Monday, 12 May 2014

On the Recent Celebville News




Once again on Politics, Lindiwe Mazibuko Parliamentary Leader Of DA  announced that she is Leaving DA to pursue her studies at Harvard University in the United States.
I must say, I am very inspired by the brave decision Lindiwe took, to pursue her studies further, and leave SA politics for a while,  well done!.


picture from; http://www.destinyconnect.com/

Isibaya actress Nomzamo Mbatha will be acting in a new movie, a romentic comedy The film tells the story of Moratiwa (Mbatha), an aspiring writer who owns and runs a struggling book store in Joburg. 
We cant wait to see you on our screens again Nomzamo.

picture from: http://www.justcurious.co.za/



Dineo Ranaka's  miss outspoken LUVDR collection in collaboration with Legit is out, the clothing retailer announced last month that their new ambassador is Dineo Ranaka,  therefore Dineo and Legit have created a range of different clothing for women this winter.
you better hurry up to legit, if you want some LUVDR with you this winter.

picture from: http://topdigiteam.co.za/

CliffCentral is still open for auditions, those interested in joining the CliffCentral team should mail a motivation todamon@cliffcentral.com explaining why they deserve a show.  and please note Cliffcentral is not looking for a Radio Dj wannabe but indiciduals, who can cause trouble who can add to thier lively, entertaining and sometimes downright ridiculous conversations,
picture from Drum.co.za


last but not least
According to the Sunday newspapers Jub Jub's fallen star parents marriage is hanging by a thread, Sunday World stated  that Jub Jub’s parents, Sydney and Jacqueline “Mama Jackie” Maarohanye, are involved in a bitter divorce battle that will see them fight over their estate, which includes two houses, a butchery and a fleet of cars.
 I dont think its really important to hear and know about Jub Jub's parents affairs *sigh*

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