Edgars launches Kelso Beauty in style – For All Our Beauty

Tuesday, 10th October 2017 – South African retail giant, Edgars, has entered the beauty space in fine style with the launch of its first ever beauty brand, Kelso Beauty. The Kelso beauty brand encompasses make-up under Kelso Color as well as bath and body care under Kelso Body.

The Sitting Setup 

Kelso Beauty is a brand that launches with a makeup and body care offering that’s specifically formulated with the needs of the South African woman in mind. The Kelso brand has traditionally been known for its clothing range of stylish, affordable basics and the Kelso Beauty launch follows in this vein. The Kelso woman is a driven, hardworking woman who comes to Kelso for her wardrobe essentials, casual fashion trends, workwear and occasion wear. With this launch, she can now come to Kelso for a comprehensive range of well-priced cosmetics.

Kelso Beauty launch Luxury Setup

“We’re so excited to be taking Edgars into this space,” said Julie Maggs, General Manager of cosmetics for Edgar’s. “Edgars prides itself on understanding the needs of the South African consumer, and we’re confident that we have a product that will cater to our unique needs.”

Julie Maggs

The launch of Kelso Beauty is a massive step for the brand, and truly makes Edgars a brand that caters to all their customers’ needs, from fashion, home and now personal care.

LeAnne Dlamini

Kelso Beauty will be available at selected Edgars and Kelso retail outlets nationwide from November 2017.

Kelso Beauty Luxury Photo Station

About Edgars:

Edgars is the family store of choice for Men’s, Ladies, Kidswear, Footwear, Beauty and Home for every occasion. Showcasing the widest range of the latest fashion from top international brands to Edgars own private label brands; Edgars offers something for everyone. There are 187 stores in South Africa and neighboring countries. 


WIFI Calling SAVES you money!

Many South African mobile customers have faced that moment; you arrive at your favourite out-of-town holiday spot and you have weak cellphone signal or you find yourself in an office basement trying to make a call but concrete walls block out your signal all together.


Because mobile signals work using radio waves, thick walls can prevent signals from reaching your handset.


Cell C, as the first cellular provider in SA, is joining major international mobile operators around the world, including Sprint, T-Mobile US, Orange UK, to tackle this problem with a new service called Wi-Fi Calling.


“Wi-Fi access is becoming more pervasive, with now tens of thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots around the country, including those in homes, hotels, lodges, offices and restaurants, Wi-Fi Calling has become an excellent means for operators to deliver an even wider coverage option to customers,” says Cell C CEO, Jose Dos Santos.


With Cell C’s Wi-Fi Calling, customers can turn any one of these Wi-Fi hotspots into their very own Cell C base station to make calls, send SMSs, check voicemails and balances and even buy bundles. Now, customers can choose how they connect no matter where they are – whether they are at home, at the office, on holiday in the bush, or even in a Hotel in Amsterdam.


This service assists in ensuring that your cell phone is bill is low, gone are the days where roaming was the be all and end all of international travel. If you don’t know how WIFI Calling works here’s an easy step by step process of ensuring you’re well on you way to enjoying this amazing experience.




Wi-Fi Calling is quite simple. Just follow these steps:

Step 1: Connect to your preferred Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Go into your settings on your phone and select “Wi-Fi Calling” to enable the service. You will now see the Wi-Fi Calling icon appear on the top of your screen.

Step 3: Once you connect for the first time, you will get a confirmation message – you’re now ready to make calls and send SMSs.

Step 4: Dial the number on your keypad like you would normally do and press the ‘call’ button. This button will change to a Wi-Fi Calling button which means you are calling over a Wi-Fi network.


Cell C has 19 handsets that support this service. Cell C is also the first and only operator in Africa to launch this service on the iPhone, a popular device used by businesspeople in the country.


All handsets that support this service include: AG Style, Cell C Empire, Cell C Extreme, Huawei Y6, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, Phone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, Samsung Note 5, Samsung S6 Edge, Samsung S6 Edge Plus, Samsung S6 Flat, Samsung S7, Samsung S7 Edge, ZTE Blade V6 Lite and  ZTE Blade V6.


For more information head to www.cellc.co.za or go into your nearest Cell C store to find out which phones support this service and how you can get set up!




Gone are the days where we drink to get drunk! South Africa’s first premium flavoured beer, Flying Fish, recently launched a new variant to the market, a beer called Flying Fish Chill –  a lighter version of the original with less kilojoules, calories and less alcohol percentage.

Shekhinah Perfoming Her Latest Album

To launch the new CHILL, Flying Fish took over the swanky Bryanston hot spot venue called Urban Yard on the 1st October, where the brand hosted a long CHILL immersive experience that introduced the beer yoga concept to Mzansi for the very first time.

Beer Yoga In Progress

The event took place on an early Sunday morning with a thrilling beer yoga session that geared guests up for a Long CHILL experience, which featured radio and TV personalities, 5-FM’s DJ Fix who was the MC of the event, as well as Khabonina who kick started the launch with a Yoga session to showcase how the variant is appropriate for a balanced lifestyle.


Dj Fix was The MC With The Mostest 

One of the guests’ most enjoyed experience was the silent disco party by DJ Ashley and Deep Ancestral. This saw guests partying wearing Bluetooth headsets that allowed everyone to tune in and out of their DJ of preference, as they danced away to what seemed like silence. Shekhinah ended off the LONG CHILL event with performances from her past hits, while the majority of her performance was of her latest album titled Rose Gold.


Vodacom launches THE NXT LVL TV Show

Vodacom, in partnership with Rocka, is on a mission to find South Africa’s next big music superstar and has launched a new TV show called ‘The NXT LVL.’  The first screening of the weekly show is on Mzansi Magic, DSTV channel 161 on Wednesday 04 October at 21:30 and will run for 10 weeks. The show will be presented by renowned TV personality Denise Zimba alongside Mzansi’s own music icons and show mentors; DJ Zinhle, Danny K, Euphonik, Riky Rick and Durban’s Big Nuz.


Dj Zinhle And One Of The Contestants

Euphonik says: “This is more than just a music show, it’s about building future entrepreneurs. Successful artists are those that are able to build their brand beyond the stage”.

Danny K and Dj Euphonik


Vodacom NXT LVL was launched in 2016 as a platform aimed at giving all young South Africans under the age of 25 the opportunity to follow their passions and realise their dreams by giving them access to all the things they love. This includes data, rewards and music. Moreover, it focuses on the development of talent through various platforms that focus on mentorship and coaching.


Ricky Rick And One Of The Contentents

“To be a successful artist, one requires more than just talent. This is one of many lessons our mentors have given to our five contestants. When Vodacom launched the NXT LVL Youth sub-brand, our aim was to ensure that we give the youth access to the things they love. We have been able to achieve this through a number of initiatives, one of which has been the successful NXT LVL soccer search in 2016. We do this in addition to offering some of the best value for money bundles in the market – so our youth customers get the access to get to their NXT LVL.” says Thami Silwana, Executive Head: Youth Segment.


Denise Zimba


To be selected to participate in this exciting show, Vodacom customers between the ages 18 to 24 were required to download the My Vodacom App, subscribe to the Vodacom NXT LVL platform and upload a video or audio clip of themselves singing; rapping or DJ’ing.  From the entries received, only five lucky acts were selected. The top five will compete for a prize worth R1-million, which is aimed at giving them full ownership of their Intellectual Property, and the support to manage their careers themselves.


The winner will be determined by public vote via SMS, and announced at the live show recording on 6 December.


South African celebrities show off cooking skills at the 6thAnnaul White Star Celebrity Cook-Off 

country’s biggest stars showed off their culinary skills in spectacular style at this year’s White Star Celebrity Cook-Off. The sixth edition of the competition took place on the 16th of September 2017 and returned to The Ridge Casino in Witbank. The country’s favourite personalities put on their chef’s hats and sharpened their knives in the White Star kitchen. In the end, team captain Lerato Sengadi and her crew, Miranda Mokhele, Mduduzi Mabaso as well as Khumbul’eKhaya presenter Andile Galesiwe impressed the judges with their appetizing dishes and walked away as the White Star Celebrity Cook-Off 2017 champions.

 Lucia Mthiyane And Abdul Khoza

The hand-picked celebrities were divided into five groups, and then tasked to come up with a team name. Some of the teams even went as far as to create a team war cry – a sure sign that they were ready for the kitchen wars! Teams were given a mystery box of ingredients to create a delicious starter and main meal, incorporating South Africa’s favourite maize meal, White Star, as the staple on each plate. With less than two hours of cooking time, each team enthusiastically got to work, filling the outdoor kitchen with wonderful aromas, whetting the judges’ appetites. 
Amongst the competing celebrities were:

Andile Gaelesiwe

Pallance Dladla

Manaka Ranaka

Zweli Dube

Gift Mokhaphanyane

Thuli Thabethe

Wanda Baloyi

Thandy Matlaila
Nolly Meje, from Isidingo, who was part of the winning team in 2016, was also present to defend her title. She took charge as team captain with new members in her team, including Generations actress, Manaka Ranaka, Thuli Thabethe from The Queen and Zweli Dube from Muvhango. In the end, after a tight competition they took a close second place in the cook-off. 
“The annual White Star Celebrity Cook-Off has been a success since we started six years ago and this year was no exception. The invited celebrities embraced the experience and brought their enthusiasm and team spirit to the cook-off, evident in the standard and creativity that was produced on the plates, 
Award winning comedian and Kaya FM presenter, Skhumba Hlope, was the event MC and kept the crowd in stiches throughout the day. Celebrity chef, Lucia Mthiyane and The Ridge Executive Chef, Dagnay Sebogo had the difficult task of choosing the winning dishes from the various wonderful creations produced. Radio legend and music veteran Bob Mabena threw it back to old school kwaito, and got the guests sweating it out on the dance floor.

Manaka Ranaka

There was an exciting addition to this year’s competition – an amazing all-expenses paid trip to Mauritius for two celebrities for six days. To win, all they had to do was flex their fingers on their phones and tweet about #WhiteStarCelebrityCookOff. In the end, Dr Musa Mthombeni and Akhumzi Jezile won this trip of a lifetime, courtesy of White Star.
Judge Lucia Mthiyane says, “I was very impressed with the dishes produced by the celebrities, especially the main courses. They brought their A-game and produced plates with bold and delicious flavours. It was evident that they planned and thought-out their meals, which is key if you want to produce a beautiful plate of food. They were very innovative, each team brought White Star maize meal to life in a diverse way.” Chef Dagnay concludes that “all the teams had a great vibe, there was lots of laughter, singing and team work. That is what food is about, bringing people together.”

Meet the MTV Base VJ Top Three



The MTV Base VJ Search, in partnership with Breezer, has reached its pinnacle.

Three contestants – Kuhle Adams from Port Elizabeth, Mzanzi’s Gontse Makgoba from Johannesburg and Tshego Mosupye from Pretoria – remain in the running to become VJ Royalty on MTV Base (DStv channel 322), after more than 8 000 hopefuls entered the competition. Viewers now have the opportunity to show support for their favourite contestant.

The winner receives a 12-month contract to host MTV Base shows. The channel’s newest presenter will also get to interview some of the biggest music stars in the world at international award shows (such as the Video Music Awards (VMAs), European Music Awards (EMAs) and The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) and attend the best parties in South Africa. The prize includes an Edgars Activevoucher to the value of R20 000 and accessories from Jabari.

The victor will be crowned at the MTV Base VJ Search finale party hosted by MTV Base in partnership with Breezer at Icon in Soweto on Sunday, 27 August. On the bill are Da Les and DJs PHAyanda MVPVigilanteMilkshakeMo FlavaShimza and DBN GoGo.

The final episode of MTV Base VJ Search will be broadcast on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) on Sunday, 27 August, at 19:00 CAT.

This week’s episode of MTV Base VJ Search started with four contestants who partied in true VIP style in the front row of US star French Montana’s recent concert.

Little did they know they were about to get a taste of what it is like to party hard, while having an early call time, when they were woken up unexpectedly by the show’s host and current VJ Sandile Ntshingilato take part in some gruelling challenges.

These included testing their styling techniques and interviewing skills, even in unconventional venues such as a gym session with BET A-List host Jesse Suntele. Additionally they had to deliver a link while bungee jumping and visited the Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) headquarters where they had to shoot a link on the set of NewsIsh. There was an unexpected twist as a python made a cameo on the show.

This took place under the watchful eyes of judges Nomalanga ShoziLuthando “Lootlove” Shosha and Thomas Gumede. In the end, it was Siya Deli who made his departure.

Comments Monde Twala, Vice President for BET, Youth and Music for (VIMN) Africa: “The MTV Base VJ Search format provides an opportunity to open up the industry for young hopefuls. MTV’s ability to discover and elevate talent on the continent remains a primary brand focus. We have incredible success stories such as actress, Nomzamo Mbatha, who recently flew to Los Angeles in June to co-host our annual BET Awards, and Lip Sync Battle Africa host Pearl Thusi, who has gone on to star in the US hit series Quantico.”

Category Head for Breezer, Asia Middle East and African markets, Anshuman Goenka said: “The final contestants are a testament to what it means to truly live your life in colour! Each one of them has brought their own unique flavour to the show. They embody a passion for life, bringing people together and providing a means for colourful expression through embracing spontaneity. We are proud to be associated with such a diverse and passionate group of talented individuals. We wish them all the best of luck!”

Tune into MTV Base VJ Search on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) on Sunday, 27 August, at 19:00 CAT.

To vote for your favourite VJ visit www.mtvbase.com or go through the @MTVBaseSouth Twitter poll by simply clicking or tapping your preferred option #TshegoNextVJ#GontseNextVJ or #KuhleNextVJ. Voting is now open and closes on 26 August. Terms and conditions can be viewed on www.mtvbase.com.

For more information on MTV Base VJ Search, visitwww.mtvbase.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified and chat with us on Twitter @mtvbasesouth using the hashtag #MTVBaseVJSearch.

Vodacom Took Tholukuthi Hey Concert On The NXT LVL This Past Weekend!

The Tholukuthi Hey concert hosted in collaboration with Vodacom NXT LVL at Zone 6, Soweto, this past weekend saw music heavyweights like DJ Cleo, DJ Tira, Nomuzi Mabena, Morena, pH, Capital and Lerato Kganyago performing while Pearl Thusi MCd the event. The concert was a brain child of DJ Euphonik who discovered Killer Kau and Mbali whose hit single Tholukuthi Hey has been rocking the socials for the past 2 weeks.  DJ Euphonik took 2 ordinary school kids who uploaded armature videos of themselves singing the now famous Tholukuthi Hey lyrics and turned them into super stars.

Dj Tira


Nomuzi Mabena

The concert was initially meant to be held at ICON SOWETO, a venue that would have accommodated about 600 people but due to popular demand and the support Vodacom NXT LVL it was moved to ZONE 6 in Soweto, a venue that houses a whopping 3000 people.

Lerato Kganyago

Dj Soul T


The song is a hit and has become a spring board for young Killer Kau and Mbali. Vodacom NXT LVL is all about providing platforms for exposure for the youth. So, we had to come in and support this initiative. Even better, Euphonik is a mentor in our upcoming “THE NXT LVL” TV show that will premiere in October. It only made sense that we get involved,” says Veli Mabena, EHOD Brand & communications at Vodacom.

Kau and Mbali


Pearl Thusi

The concert was streamed LIVE on YouTube from 12am on Sunday allowing Vodacom users to use their #MegYourDay data to stream for free.




The track itself, Tholukuthi Hey, is available for download on JOOX, also free to listen to and download with the free #MegYourDay data every Fridays.  


With refurbishments well underway at the legendary Berea Courts in Johannesburg, excitement is building around the upcoming  Red Bull Reign 3-on-3 basketball competition taking place there on the 12th of August 2017.


The courts have already seen a drastic transformation.  Hoping to restore these iconic courts to their former glory, this re-injection into the game is well-received by the South African basketball community at large.


Former South African Team Captain Tskakani Ngobeni is excited to see the courts finally being put to use again: “Beirut, as we called it back then, was home to some of the most legendary streetball. Many of the original SA Team players including myself honed their skills there. We spent all our time there in our youth –  watching the older guys, learning all their skills.”


“Hosting the Red Bull Reign final there will not only bring back amazing memories for many of us but this refurbishment is also great to honour the roots of the South African legacy of the game in totality,’ Ngobeni remarked.


Red Bull Reign is the only basketball tournament with a cumulative scoring system as teams of three play against each other in rounds with the highest scoring team advancing to the next round. This system essentially makes the event an offence-focused tournament where “it ́s all about getting buckets.”


NBA player Anthony Davis is the international face for the event. “It takes a lot of team work to win Red Bull Reign but it’s also about playing hard, real hard,” says Davis. “It’s a lot of fun, a lot of people come out.”


The winning team from the South African event will compete at the Red Bull Reign global finals at the legendary courts at Barry Farms in Washington DC in September.


Red Bull Reign is open to the public and the surrounding community. Basketball fans are encouraged to come down to enjoy the games and support their favourite teams. 





DATE:                        Saturday, 12 August 2017


TIME:                        10AM- 5PM


PLACE:                      Ponte Basketball Court (Berea Park, Cnr Abel / Joe Slovo Drive, JHB)


COVER:                      Open to the Public





On Friday, 4 August 2017, McDonald’s ® opened its doors in the energetic and always lively Small and Pritchard streets in bustling downtown Johannesburg. The grand openings were an introduction of the newly styled and refurbished McDonald’s restaurants – with a McCafe® Gold counter as the much talked about feature. Customers were welcomed by the iconic aroma of the world renowned menu- featuring the all new Double Big Mac. They were also treated to live music and great prizes to complement the atmosphere, as they enjoyed their favourite McDonald’s ® meals.

The revamped restaurants, have been fitted with what McDonald’s® South Africa terms the Experience of the Future, boasting a wider menu range, including for the first time- freshly baked muffins, croissants, toasted sandwiches and chicken wraps, courtesy of the Gold Standard McCafe®. The Gold Standard McCafe®  also boasts a premium and iconic Simonelli coffee machine, providing a world class sensory experience- served by global standard trained barristers. This development, which forms  part of the brand’s deliberate experience shift, opens up customers to an exclusive taste profile with widespread quality product offers on the new menu.

“Johannesburg is a constantly evolving city and what better way to show off our commitment to bringing world class service then to show off with these two stores.” said Greg Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s SA.

The global brand continues to grow in South Africa, marking over 250 restaurants opened to date. McDonald’s South Africa makes these expansions with a commitment to investment in the communities in which the restaurants live, sharing little moments of lovin one city at a time.  

Zuko Discovers The True Meaning Of Sharing Away From The Clicks, Likes And Double Taps Of Social Media 

While double-tapping a perfect photo, placing a flattering filter over a moment and securing an admirable number of ‘likes’ online is certainly gratifying, can it really compare to the warmth and generosity of human interaction in the real world? Experts agree that while social media may have its place, it is no substitute for the joy of sharing generously of one’s time and attention.

Mugg & Bean is a brand known for giving more, evidenced by their giant muffins and slices of cake, their bottomless coffee and hot chocolate and unhurried, relaxed atmosphere. This season, they are on a mission to bring the real meaning of sharing and generosity back to our everyday lives. “In today’s digital era, the very definition of sharing is becoming lost in the clutter of ‘likes’, filters and perfect camera angles,” says Mugg & Bean Marketing Executive, Jacquie Schultz.

As patrons of Mugg & Bean well know, the simple act of meeting over a bottomless cup of coffee or an indulgent meal invites meaningful conversation, whether it’s between friends, family or business associates – people being generous with their time, sharing real face-to-face connection. This generosity is something aspiring musician Zuko discovered first-hand, when the brand’s marketing team staged a birthday surprise, which realised the true sentiment of birthday wishes her friends sent her for her birthday.


By secretly bringing her family and friends together so they could surprise her and wish her in person while she was on, what she thought was, a normal Mugg & Bean commercial shoot, Zuko experienced the power of true generosity of spirit and sharing. “The rush of warmth I felt when my family arrived in-person to wish me happy birthday cannot be described. I hadn’t seen them for many months and I had to pinch myself to believe this experience was real,” says Zuko.


“When we engage with social media it’s very easy to think that we are maintaining our connection with our loved ones, but the fact of the matter remains that we are simply keeping tabs on them. By ‘liking’ or even ‘loving’ their posts we are not actually engaging with our friends. For me there is nothing like face-to-face human interaction,” adds Zuko.


The poignant moment was captured and turned into a television commercial to convey the importance of reconnecting people in the real world. To further support the local flavour of the advertisement, local award-winning artists, Majozi and Tresor’s latest track The Woods was used as the catchy tune.


“At Mugg & Bean we’re passionate about bringing back the kind of sharing that shows the real meaning of sharing and generosity, which leaves the world feeling more wonderful,” concludes Schultz.


It would seem that Mugg & Bean certainly has a point. Perhaps it is time to welcome a touch of real sharing back into our daily lives. Be part of the movement and #ShareGenerous, so that together with Mugg & Bean, we bring back the true meaning of sharing!