33 Miss SA Semi finalists announced


The 2014 Miss South Africa pageant buzz is on. Yesterday I went through to Sun International‘s Maslow Hotel for the announcement of the 33 semi finalists vying for the title. A bit more from the event:

– Cell C will serve as the headline sponsor for the event

– Radio personality, Anele Mdoda will join DJ, Black Coffee and magazine editor Pnina Fenster in judging the competition

– Mzansi Magic, channel 161 on DStv, will be the official broadcaster

– The Road to Miss SA will start on the channel on the 26th of January

– The pageant will be held in Sun City on the 30th of March

So that’s the lowdown on the event, but who are the 33 ladies vying for the title? Find the list below:



Ziphozakhe Zokufa 22 Eastern Cape
Dipalesa Mbola 22 Free State
Rolene Strauss 21 Free State
Callan Corner 20 Gauteng
Caylene Marais 23 Gauteng
Hape Moloi 21 Gauteng
Jenna Braham 21 Gauteng
Matlala Mokoko 23 Gauteng
Nkhensi Vukela 22 Gauteng
Ntsiki Mkhize 22 Gauteng
Sarah Botes 21 Gauteng
Tayla Skye Robinson 21 Gauteng
Thabang Ganyane 19 Gauteng
Tidimalo Sehlako 22 Gauteng
Tshegofatso Monggae 20 Gauteng
Delisha Leigh-Ann Chetty 22 KwaZulu-Natal
Julia Petersen 22 KwaZulu-Natal
Nomhle Mtshali 23 KwaZulu-Natal
Sihle Makhanya 22 KwaZulu-Natal
Ziyanda Msomi 22 KwaZulu-Natal
Sheila Mmutle 23 Limpopo
Ntandayenkosi Kunene 21 Mpumalanga
Ilze Saunders 23 North West Province
Abigail de Jager 19 Mpumalanga
Alyssa Arendse 22 Western Cape
Anzél Stofberg 22 Western Cape
Ashleigh Burton 23 Western Cape
Jade Hubner 21 Western Cape
Meighnon Loriston 19 Western Cape
Mishka Patel 21 Western Cape
Nelisiwe Galada 23 Western Cape
Taryn Esterhuizen 23 Western Cape
Vuyolwetu Mgwelo 22 Western Cape

Supermodel Candice Swanepoel arrives in South Africa

Candice Swanepoel has to be one of the most gorgeous women in the world… and she hails from none other than South Africa. The 24-year-old supermodel is back in South Africa for a few days to shoot a campaign for top retailer, Woolworths. Woolies never disappoints with their campaigns, so you can only imagine how good this one is going to be. A follower of mine sent me these pictures of Candice arriving in Cape Town a little earlier…

And here’s a really nice picture the Woolworths crew managed to snap:

Candice Swanepoel - Woolworths

Long haul flights and she still looks great. Oh what I’d give to be in Cape Town now to interview her. Follow all the action:

Woolworths on Facebook

Woolworths on Twitter

Candice Swanepoel on Twitter

Candice Swanepoel on Instagram

Win tickets to see Adam Lambert this Friday

American Idol alumni and superstar Adam Lambert is in South Africa. The star kicked off his first tour to the country in Cape Town last night and from what I can tell, Jozi is in for a treat. Now I know a lot of you Glambert fans have your tickets already but a few might not, so here’s something that might make you happy.
I have two double tickets up for grabs for Friday’s show. No frills, no fuss… just two double tickets. Drop me a line in the comment box below or hit me up on Twitter and we’ll go from there. Happiness!

Accident at Linkin Park, CT: Statements from Linkin Park, Big Concerts

This is awful news to wake up to. Apparently an adverting billboard collapsed at the Cape Town leg of the Linkin Park tour to SA. The incident injured several and unfortunately one fan died as a result of her injuries 😦 Below are statements from both Linkin Park and Big Concerts:

“Following a performance tonight at Cape Town Stadium, we were advised that several people were injured as a result of the collapse of an advertising tower erected by Lucozade in the parking area outside the venue.

We wish to express our deep sadness and concern for those injured and our heartfelt condolences to the family of the fan who died as a result of her injuries.

Though we have had no relationship with the sponsor or the entity responsible for erecting the structure, we take the safety of our fans very seriously and our thoughts are with all of those who were affected by this tragedy. ” Linkin Park.

“Following the regrettable incident at Cape Town Stadium this evening,  Big Concerts would like to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the injured persons and in particular the family of the fan who tragically passed away from injuries sustained when an advertising tower collapsed outside the stadium from gusting gale force winds. We would like to thank the City of Cape Town, the South African Police Services, and all the medics, doctors, and disaster risk personnel for their swift and professional response to this accident.”

Bon Jovi heading to SA


International acts, they keep on coming. Big Concerts announced this morning that rockers, Bon Jovi will be heading to South Africa next year as part of their “Because we can” world tour. The band will be playing two concerts in May 2013. Cape Town, you’re up first on Tuesday the 7th at the Cape Town Stadium. This is followed by a performance at the FNB Stadium on the 11th of May.

Check out the Big Concerts website for ticketing information.

Clifton Shores is coming

The Hills might be over, but this show could be the next best thing. It’s MTV’s latest reality TV drama called Clifton Shores. It shows a bunch of young American women moving down to South Africa for what appears to be a once in a lifetime opportunity, to be party hosts. They’re working closely for their billionaire boss. It has all the makings of a great reality show, that isn’t scripted *coughs*. Beautiful women, bulky, toned guys, drama between friends all set on the magnificent backdrop that is Cape Town, the Mother City, South Africa. Clifton beaches are amazing but who knew they could hold so much drama too 🙂 The show is expected to start later this year on MTV. As soon as I have more details on the cast and the broadcast details, I’ll bring them to you.

Official Locnville statement



Thursday 9th June 2011 – 12:30pm

Following the incident that has been widely reported in the news, this is Locnville’s version of the events that took place in the early hours of this morning, Thursday 9th June.

Andrew and Brian Chaplin, together with a friend, had been out at Trinity nightclub in Cape Town.  At around 4am this morning they decided to catch a taxi home as they had been drinking and didn’t want to drive.  They asked the taxi driver to stop off at the Engen Garage in Claremont as they wanted to buy some food at the Steers. Upon entering the garage, a group of four males started hurling abuse at Locnville calling them amongst other things “Fags” and “Wankers”. This is something which Andrew and Brian have become accustomed to being in the public eye.  Andrew Chaplin responded to the abuse by saying to the group “I really don’t need to hear this.” and walked away.

This group of males continued the abuse, were aggressive and a slight altercation broke out. Andrew and Brian Chaplin, together with their friend, walked away from the incident.  Upon leaving the Engen garage shop, they were approached by two police officers who were aggressive from the start and wanted to find out what the story was? Andrew and Brian responded by saying they’d got into an incident and why were the police looking at them alone, as opposed to the four males who started the confrontation and were hurling abuse at them?

Andrew and Brian then left the garage and attempted to climb into a taxi to continue their journey home.   They were then pulled out of the taxi by the same two police officers. Andrew and Brian appealed to the police officers to calm down and despite this Brian was sprayed in the face with Mace/Pepper Spray. They managed to get away after a group of security guards who saw the incident assisted them.

Once they arrived at their home in Claremont, Andrew Chaplin tried to call the Claremont Police Station repeatedly and claimed that the police officers who answered the phone literally “laughed at me and hung up each time”.

Andrew and Brian Chaplin, together with their father, will be meeting with Lieutentant Colonel Andre Traut of SAPS this afternoon.