It’s been a very busy past few weeks for the likes of Connie Ferguson, Zenande Mfenyane, Dineo Ranaka, Lalla Hirayama, Letshego Zulu, Thembi Seete, Ayanda Thabethe, & Leanne Manas amongst others – who are all part of the #KrushGoodness Krew. They’ve been heading around the country delivering school shoes to children in need as part of the #KrushGoodness project. The project has officially come to an end with Leanne Manas and Brent “Good Things Guy” Lindeque having visited the final school in the Western Cape – concluding the delivery of the 20 000 school shoes for 2019.
Leanne Manas opens up shortly after her school visit to Siyabulela Primary School in the Western Cape.
What drew you to participate in the #KrushGoodness project?
I have an absolute passion for Education and anything that will assist the youth of this country rise up and become our future leaders!
What were you most looking forward to about visiting Siyabulela Primary School?
It’s one thing supporting a charity or school from a distance; it’s a completely different story visiting the people you are helping, getting to know them, understanding their circumstances, feeling their pain and joy and then offering them love and a helping hand where you can.
What, for you, is the biggest importance of helping our communities and children in particular?
If we don’t help, who will? We cannot rely on governments to do everything – we need to step up and get involved ourselves. There are certain things where we can make a difference and become active participants in community development and upliftment.
Are you involved with any other community or CSI initiatives personally? If so, are there ways for others to get involved as well?
I am an Ambassador for the UNHCR and travel the continent to refugee camps, highlighting the plight of the growing refugee crises and helping where I can. Anyone interested in getting involved can visit www.luquluqu.org or www.unhcr.org
What is the one piece of advice you have for young fans of yours?
You are the creator of your own destiny. You need to rise up above your circumstances with an attitude that says “I am bigger than this and no-one is going to stop me from achieving my dreams!”
What does the rest of 2019 hold for you?
I’m optimistic that this year is going to come with a lot of changes, some challenges and a couple of hills to climb. But I do believe once I reach the top of those Summits the view is going to be incredible!
The 91st Annual Academy Awards took place in a glittering ceremony in LA last night, and the winners are...
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Best Supporting Actress
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma, Alfonso Cuaron
Best Adapted Screenplay
Blackkklansman, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee
Best Original Screenplay
Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly
Best Original Score
Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson
Best Original Song
Shallow (A Star is Born) Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Vice, Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia Dehaney
Best Costume Design
Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter
Best Documentary Feature
Free Solo, Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Best Sound Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody, John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone
Best Sound Mixing
Bohemian Rhapsody, Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali
Best Production Design
Black Panther, Hannah Beachler
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Animated Feature Film
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Best Animated Short Film
Bao, Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb
Best Film Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman
Best Visual Effects
First Man, Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm
Best Documentary Short Subject
Period End of Sentence, Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton
Best Live Action Short
Skin, Guy Nattive and Jamime Ray Newman
Are you looking for Johannesburg’s best kept secret? Then why not celebrate the romance of Valentine’s Evening under the fairy lights in Arbour Café’s courtyard. Arbour, situated in the heart of Birdhaven, Illovo is creating your ideal Parisian romance with great food and champagne in their breathe taking setting. There are various set menu’s which include food suitable for vegetarians to duck lovers, as well as those gluten free, various sides, a palate cleaner, and dessert topped with the prestigious and delicious Veuve Clicquot ! So what you can expect to eat is:
For Starters: Baked brie with pecan nuts & cranberry chili or Flambéed chorizo, mozzarella, roast rosa tomatoes, onions & basil galette (gluten free) or Smoked salmon & dill crème fraïche phyllo cups
Palate Cleanser: Blissful berry
For Mains: Chicken fillets with a light creamy white wine, sundried tomatoes, spinach & feta sauce or Crispy duck confit with a 5-spice cherry sauce or
250g Aged ribeye steak with herbed béarnaise or Pasta shells with roasted rosa tomato sauce, olives, capers & parmesan (v)
Sides with the mains: Roasted sweet potatoes with chilli ginger & honey, green beans; broccoli tossed in lemon butter; and roasted butternut and beetroot
For Dessert: Salted caramel & apple crêpe with vanilla ice cream or star anise cinnamon crème brûlée or hot chocolate lava pot with vanilla ice cream
2 x 4 course meals
2 x glasses of Veuve
R995 for 2
2 x 4 course meals
2 x glasses of Veuve Rose
R1090 for 2
2 x 4 course meals
1 x bottle of Veuve
R1395 for 2
2 x 4 course meals
1 x bottle of Veuve Rose
R1550 for 2
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Multiple award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir scooped up the Best World Music Album trophy for their album “Freedom” at the 61st Grammy Awards, held at a glittering event in Los Angeles last night. This was the group`s fifth nomination in this category and they have now won the prestigious award a total of three times. Receiving the award on behalf of Soweto Gospel Choir were album producer Diniloxolo Ndlakuse Shimmy Jiyane, Mary Mulovhedzi and Mulalo Mulovhedzi whose late father David Mulovhedzi co-founded the group with Producer/Director Beverly Bryer 17 years ago.
Of course Soweto Gospel Choir are no strangers to international and African accolades and awards, having previously won an EMMY for their collaboration with global pop icons U2 as part of ESPN’s 2010 FIFA World Cup coverage, (tied with Rihanna and Jay-Z’s Superbowl performance), as well as four South African Music Awards and a Metro FM Music Award among others. The group was also nominated for an Oscar for their collaboration with Peter Gabriel on the theme song for the film “Wall-E”.
The Grammy Award winning album “Freedom” was recorded in June 2018 as part of the group`s tribute to the 100 Years of Mandela celebrations. It features a selection of South African struggle songs including their scintillating version of Johnny Clegg`s poignant “Asimbonanga”. The album was released in the United States where the group have just completed a highly successful three-month long tour. Further tours are planned for 2019 including an Australasian tour scheduled for July through September, and locally, a performance at this year’s Cape Town Jazz Festival in March.
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