December 12, 2018


Local artists to get better remuneration


Days of local artists earning ‘peanuts’ are now over, says Ayanda Roda, Creative and Cultural Industry Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) provincial chairperson. The federation has announced that recorded artists will not earn less than R10 000 per show from now onwards. This was one of the decisions taken by CCIFSA during its provincial indaba held on Monday this week at Civic Theatre. Roda said the time had come for those artists who have put in the work over the years to start earning what they deserve, saying local artists have been underpaid for far too long by some promoters both…

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Legends to grace disability festival


Once hailed as one of the country’s most popular performing local male vocalists, Babsy Mlangeni has expressed excitement over his scheduled performance at a ‘disability festival’ in Bloemfontein this weekend. The three-day event organised by the Provincial Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and concludes with the main festival to be held at Dr. Rantai Molemela Indoor Centre. The 75 year-old Katlehong-based blind singer who has been strongly vocal about the side-lining of disabled musicians applauded the provincial government for organising the festival, stating that such initiatives needed to be done more often. “It’s an important festival,” said Mlangeni. “These kinds…

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Veteran actress Louw against skin bleaching


Famous actress Marah Louw has some strong opinions about weaves and bleaching because she is against people “insulting” what God has created. Louw, who was a guest on the DJ Sbu Breakfast show, shared that the ‘bleaching phenomenon’ has been in the industry since her youth. She said that she has always been against it because it boils down to “low self-esteem and self-loathe”. “Low self-esteem made us black people hate the colour of their skin, it made us feel like we were [cheated] because we are black. Even in my time people used things like “Ambi cream” so that they…

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