Nombelani’s books tackle world's current challenges

Entertainment: 26 May 2022

Ntsako Nombelani, a resident at Jimmy Jones village in Malamulele, believes that his creative writing ability will address socio-economic challenges, corruption and various other aspects of life.

Written by: Thembi Siaga

Young author aims to inspire youth to overcome abuse

Entertainment: 26 May 2022 By Thembi Siaga

Confidence Mkhabele (28) aims to inspire the youth to overcome abusive relationships and mentor them to become independent by focusing on their own talents and goals in life. This emerging motivational speaker and author from Muchipise village in Malamulele launched three books at the AFM Rock Foundation church last month.

High honour for music legend Dr Thomas Chauke

Entertainment: 22 May 2022

After six years of travelling, intensive research and interviewing, Sydney Fetsie Maluleke has finally realised his dream to document the life of one of the most respected Xitsonga musicians of our time, Thomas Chauke*.

Netshirembe returns with another hit album

Entertainment: 22 May 2022

“A skilful hunter lived in a deep rural village with his three wives. He used to go to the bush to hunt khambas (tortoises), which he enjoyed alone without sharing them with his wives. One day, after returning from one of his hunting trips, he found that one of his khambas had been stolen and eaten. He confronted all his wives, who denied eating the khamba, and the man became very angry. He went to the local river and, over some days, made a thin bridge out of wood. He then took his wives along to cross the river. As they reached the middle of the river on the makeshift bridge, the wife who ate the khamba fell into the river and was swept away; her body was never recovered.”   

Jonah Moyo is now teaching music in Zim

Entertainment: 21 May 2022

What happened to Vhembe’s tshingondo (rhumba) megastar, Jonah Moyo? This is the question that music lovers have been asking themselves for the past two years. The answer is that Moyo has been travelling around the world, making music with his band, the Devera Ngwena Jazz Band.

Queen Popoo takes another step up the music ladder

Entertainment: 21 May 2022 By Bernard Chiguvare

Popular hip-hop singer, Fhatuwani Dzhadzhi (27), fondly known as Queen Popoo, released her third 14-track album, called Ndo tshinyani? (What have I done?), on 5 May.

Ronewa gives gospel musicians a platform to promote talents

Entertainment: 20 May 2022 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Gospel singer Ronewa Mukheli of Lwamondo outside Louis Trichardt has travelled a hard road to get where he is today. The 30-year-old gospel musician, better known as ‘Muloshi’, has three successful albums under his belt today, but this, he says, did not come overnight. He went through some real struggles before his music was even heard, so he knows about the challenges aspiring musicians are faced with. His own hardships to make it in the music industry convinced him to help others, so they do not have to go through the same ordeals.

Kode La Mayor creates unique sound

Entertainment: 20 May 2022 By Thembi Siaga

Veteran reggae icon Colbert Mukwevho’s son, Junior Mukwevho, aka Kode La Mayor, is fast becoming a renowned musician in his own right. He is a raw Trap rapper, channelling his experiences into his music that lends a uniqueness to his sound.

Shirley Mudau publishes first book of short stories

Entertainment: 19 May 2022 By Maanda Bele

At age 53, Azwindini Shirley Mudau from Mvuso Park in Thohoyandou is very proud to have finally published her first Tshivenda book of short stories, titled Naledzi Masase.

The dressmaker from Elim

Entertainment: 15 May 2022 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Ethel Ramalira, a resident at Mpheni Block B1 in Elim, has never been formally employed, but she has managed to raise her children and feed her family on the income she generates from making traditional outfits.

Clay allows Mudau to make a living from her creativity

Entertainment: 15 May 2022 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Ms Johanna Mudau of Mukondeni village has found solace in making clay pots. Not only does this trade allow her to be creative, but it also enables her to make a living for herself in a time when poverty is rife – especially in the rural areas.


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