Monday, December 08, 2014

Influential champions in South Africa


A friend of mine once asked me to describe a champion. I said that a champion for me is someone who is not only a winner but consistent too. It was obvious that he did not understand me from his facial expression. So I started counting the following people who in my eyes are champions.

Thebe Ikalefeng. Marketing is Thebe’s middle name.This gentleman understand the profession and his take on building a brand in African is thorough and should you ignore it as a brand trading in Africa, you probably should close doors.

Zibusiso Mkhanazi of KrazyBoyz Digital.

Propertuity CEO, Jonathan Liebman. Maboneng is now the preferred choice for many Joburgers thanks to his over-the-top thinking.

Siyabonga Ngwekazi, experienced presenter and MC. He may not be the busiest television presenters in the country but he keeps on reinventing his brand while also investing behind cameras as the co owner of a production company.

Bonang Matheba. If she’s not on radio, you will probably see her on tv or at a gala event doing what she loves most.

Lerato Moipone Molapo also known as Lira. An established brand often starts by going through rough patches before making it. Lira has triumphed and continues to penetrate untouched territories while maintaining a favourable fan base.

M-net CEO, Yolisa Phahle. She, together with her team launched various channels tapping into new territories and continues to steer the ship that is M-net to greatness.

Gareth Cliff. He is a game changer and bends the rules but never fades. Throughout the years he has managed to remain relevant. Sometimes controversial but strategic decision making makes him the one to beat.

Thandiswa Mazwai. She uses music to channel her frustrations and also to celebrate. Her previous albums did very well.

At times it may seem as if he’s lost, but Trevor Noah is definitely good at entertaining his million twitter followers and recently, Americans.

Zanele Mbokazi. Her CV is longer than some of her former colleagues, but what makes the champion is her ability to birth projects that go on to capture the hearts of South Africans while slowly making her a to-go to person for major deals.

David Tlale. Breaking records and building new strategic relationships across the globe.

Khanyi Mbau. Rebellious turned talk show host has the knowledge on how to stay relevant and make money.

Lelo of JustCurious. This lady had no time for negativity when she started Jozi’s preferred blog – talk about a lady with a master plan. Blogging is not pap and vleis, but she started and continues to inspire upcoming bloggers in South Africa (including myself).

These are my champions. Please email me yours, would love to publish them for you.

54 Fashion Stylists in South Africa


Fashion Styling is rarely a career choice for many people, but it is a lucrative career that requires tons of creative juices and flair for everything fashion. Here are some of the best from South Africa:

1. Mpumi Sinxoto.
2. Leigh Toselli.
3. Monica Pozyn.
4. Danielle Pugin.
5. Ashleigh van der Westhuizen.
6. Candice-Lee Kannemeyer.
7. Papama Ramogase.
8. Maybe Carpacci.
9. Jenny Andrew.
10. Deryn King.
11. Lauren Nicoll.
12. Bongo Mazwana.
13. Natalia Fernandez.
14. Meg Petersen.
15. Shaldon Kopman.
16. Kelebogile Mokgotsi.
17. Mduduzi Mofokeng.
18. Zanele Motau.
19. Palesa Matlebyane.
20. Linda Mthembu.
21. Jo Trappit.
22. Kirsty Stoltz.
23. Nicole van Heerden.
24. Lindi Busakwe.
25. Mpumi Shandu.
26. Marco Riekstins.
27. Vuvu Nqezane.
28. Mmabatho Mphahlele
29. Mbali Soga.
30. Nonkuthalo Xapile.
31. Hesere Gildenhhuys.
32. Leigh Penke.
33. Cara-Lee Ruditzky.
34. Teresa Alho.
35. Poppy Evans.
36. Arthur Malan-Murison.
37. Nicole van Heerden.
38. Serai Lobelo.
39. Leila Petersen Gallant.
40. Chu Suwannapha.
41. Ryno Mulder.
42. Luisa Rodrigues.
43. Palesa Mahlaba.
44. Asanda Sizani.
45. Jenna Bruwer.
46. Crystal Kasper.
47. Tarryn Oppel.
48. Kwena Baloyi.
49. Palesa Mashiyane.
50. Kgosi Modisane.
51. Dumi Gwebu.
52. Leigh Peinke.
53. Alexis Chaffe.
54. Kelebogile Foko.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Grammy nominations 2015


The jury has spoken, see the full nominations list here.

Guys, may the best man win.

Anyway, Best Pop Vocal Album will suit -In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith. I mean you can't fault the boy, he's that good.


Thursday, December 04, 2014

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Renting a house or room in Tembisa

Staying in Tembisa brings with it aah and nooo moments(well, which place does not). When picking a place to rent in Tembisa, you should consider the following:

Firstly consider your budget. Rent is the most important, make sure you can afford it. Expect to pay between R700 for a room and over R2500 for a house.

Sections. There are approximately 25 sections to choose from. If you work in Jozi, consider Sangweni and sections close by due to transport and traffic. Taxis are accessible there so is the main road to Jozi.

Lifestyle. If you are a party person, a section like Hospital View may not be able to accommodate your house parties. I could be wrong, but landlords there do not really like tenants who constantly host parties.

Parking if you have a car. Not all yards have parking and if they do, not all are safe.

These will help you in making the right decision. Make sure you visit Caprivi or Busy Corner on weekends for a proper jol.

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