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Tsala Jazz – a movement beyond sound

Tsala Jazz is a dynamic music and lifestyle event that was launched in Soweto in 2007, and has evolved beyond just sound. Like a robust jazz standard capable of transforming lives, it has grown into a movement, the mission of which is to spread the art form far and wide. The organisation has come on board with Beleza Global Sounds to host multitalented Italian artist Nicola Conte on his local tour live at The Chairman in Durban on Friday, 24 November and at Menlyn Centre in Pretoria on Sunday, 26 November.

We spoke to Mthuthuzeli Ndlebe, one part of the two-man collective of Tsala Jazz, who told us about the…
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Tsala Jazz – a movement beyond sound

Seth Shezi on DANCING TO THE BEAT

When I travel overseas, I often ask myself what note South Africa rings throughout the world. Brazil has celebration, America its national pride, India its spiritual heritage. As South Africans we need to acknowledge and expound on that which makes our country uniquely fascinating, as well as deeply endearing. Without doubt, the song that Mzansi sings throughout the world is that of diversity.

Although the term “Rainbow Nation” is now hackneyed, with its twee connotation, it remains the truest expression of this country and its people. The real legacy Madiba left our melting pot of a country is the ideal…
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Seth Shezi on DANCING TO THE BEAT

SMEs key to tourism success according to SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona

When SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona was appointed almost a year ago, he said his mission was to support government’s strategic decision to wean the country’s economy off its reliance on resources and focus on service industries like tourism to help GDP growth. The former investment banker had statistics on his side – tourism numbers to South Africa had increased 13% from the previous year and a record-breaking 10 million international tourists had visited the country.

Then the GDP numbers released in June for the first quarter of 2017 showed that trade – particularly in catering and accommodation – had…
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SMEs key to tourism success according to SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona

Master investor Marcus Broodryk on his book, 90 Rules for Entrepreneurs

Aptly described as a “self-made millionaire, investor, and all-round good guy”, Marnus Broodryk now adds the title of author to his impressive repertoire with the much-anticipated launch of his book, 90 Rules for Entrepreneurs, a self-published “guide to being an entrepreneur, a millionaire and of course, happy!”

The Shark Tank investor describes the book as “the codex of hustle. A book of the lessons that I wish someone had shared with me earlier. Lessons that will help you push harder, keep leaner and leapfrog the successes of ‘those successful guys’”. The book seeks to answer pertinent questions that define the potential…
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Master investor Marcus Broodryk on his book, 90 Rules for Entrepreneurs

Season 3 of Siba’s Table is set to be a feast

Siba Mtongana has not only captured the hearts of South Africans, becoming a household name since season one of Siba’s Table, but has also gone on to inspire delicious cooking around the world that is – as the term the award-winning South African chef is famous for – simply, “va-va-voom!”

From classic recipes she’s effortlessly redefined into modern staples to unique dishes, Mtongana has conquered the Food Network, both locally and abroad. The first two seasons are among the highest-rating programmes on Food Network SA, and were the first South African programmes to be broadcast on the US Cooking Channel. She returns to our screens…
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Season 3 of Siba’s Table is set to be a feast

SA director SJ Myeza-Mhlambi on his Cannes Gold & travel

At this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in the south of France, South Africans made history be bringing home three Cannes Golds in the categories of health, entertainment and film. One of the winners was maverick director SJ Myeza-Mhlambi of 7Films –  a multi-award-winning production house – who eloquently shares the stories of South Africans. He shared his thoughts on how being from the continent shapes his storytelling and how travel continues to influences him.

Myeza-Mhlambi – an AFDA graduate – began to hone his craft as a director at 7Films in 2015 under the wing of owner and respected director Lourens van…
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SA director SJ Myeza-Mhlambi on his Cannes Gold & travel