THE quest to find the next Mzansi’s idol has begun…Season 14 premieres on Sunday, 8 July at 17:00 CAT on Mzansi Magic, packed with drama, fashion, tears, triumphs and unforgettable moments. Season 14 of Idols SA promises to change the game, taking entertainment to another notch, from bringing dreams to a reality, showcasing singing talent accompanied by entertaining wooden mic moments to the emotional journey to stardom and so much more.
It would not be a great season without the infamous judges, like Unathi tearing up. The colorful “Whoo Shem” Somgaga with his hilarious and extra personality returns to shape and inspire some of Season 14’s Idol wannabes. Lastly, Randall returns to bring about a different sort of subtle entertainment that only those with the tuneful ear will understand.
Who better to offer his shoulder for comfort than our Host, Proverb. He still has the tough role to play as a hero that consoles Idols hopefuls and congratulates the ones that make it to another round.
South Africa’s most popular reality singing show kicked off auditions phase in Kwazulu-Natal at North Beach Amphitheatre in South Africa. In the past years Durban constantans have always came in large numbers to showcase their talent. This year’s audition was no different. Musa Sukwene, the Idols SA Season 9 winner filled a seat on the panel as a guest judge. We will see he how handles being on the other side of the fence.
The journey of finding Mzansi’s next Idol continued to Cape Town’s Century City Conference Centre. Hopefuls came in numbers having been inspired by Paxton’s rise to stardom in Season 13. South African’s award-winning multitalented House producer, DJ Cleo filled the guest judge’s seat for Cape Town.
If the Capital City Pretoria had a personality it would be vibrant and entertaining. Who better to be on the hot seat as a judge than the ever-entertaining, fly kicking-musician Dr Malinga.
The final stop for the auditions was Johannesburg where the legendary Dr Rebecca Malope brought her warm personality and extensive music experience to play.
Idols made its way to Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth and Polokwane for pop up auditions with the help of Telkom.
Get the 411 and be sure not to miss Idols SA Season 14 starting Sunday, 08 July 2018 on Mzansi Magic. Whose talent will warm the hearts of Mzansi people, whose vocals will fall short and who will be the next Mzansi’s idol?
RTSA revokes licences for PSV drivers violating traffic rules and regulations
RTSA Chief Executive Officer Gladwell Banda has revoked the Driving Licences for four Public Service Vehicle (PSV) drivers for violating traffic rules and regulations.
According to a statement issued by RTSA Head of Public Relations Frederick Mubanga, Banda said the affected drivers neglected their responsibility to drive with due care, thereby, causing deaths.
Banda named one of the affected drivers as Enock Malama who caused the death of five people and nine sustained injuries due to excessive speed in Serenje on Monday.
In another incident, Banda said another driver named as Hestrone Kapembwa, on 11th May 2020 caused death of one person by driving at an excessive speed along the Great North Road, Chaisa area in Lusaka.
“The third driver, Mr. Anthony Mwamba caused a road traffic accident along Great North Road at Kabangwe area due to careless driving, while the fourth driver, Mr. Robert Banda caused an accident along Great North Road at S.O.S traffic circle due to excessive speed,” Banda said.
Entreprenueship or Sex Education, where should our focus be?
By Amb. Emmanuel Mwamba
I have been privileged here at the African Union to immerse myself in the debate about Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH&R).
I have been privileged to have traveled to the USA, twice, to specifically to represent Africa to discuss these two programmes being unleashed on Africa.
Is our problem sex or poverty?
I think the focus should be implementing comprehensive entrepreneurship education than aggressively funding Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
We will benefit more from vocational, money, business and trade training than Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
CSE was designed to make the next generation “less homophobic”, accept sex as a matter of right and exclude parents from sex education of their own children and adolescent to promote “Its my body, its my right”!.
More and more countries are calling for the discardment of CSE and for the adoption of a sex education that is friendly, approved by parents, the Church and stakeholders.
CSE is like those IMF Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAP) now held in shame!
No matter how much you “localise” the content, no matter how you make it “cultural sensitive”, at the heart of CSE is a determined goal to achieve, sexualise children, make them less “homophobic”, and let them know that sex is a right with whoever they wish to have it with.
No matter how determined our experts were, SAP achieved its goals: de-industrialised our economy, liquidated our state-owned enterprises and shifted us to an import-oriented and dependent economy.
So is CSE! CSE was designed for a purpose and will receive huge funding from the cooperating partners and sponsors to achieve the purpose it was created for.
CSE has a twin partner that is also co-heavily funded, the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SHR&H) which promotes adolescent sexual rights, sexual orientation, and abortions.
The solution to child marriages, teen pregnancies, sexual abuse and unwanted pregnancies may not lie in CSE and SRH&R.
Our traditions have rich sex education that can be adapted, modernised and adopted without eroding our culture, without insulting our religion, and without polarizing the parents and withoutadopting CSE programmes.
Why don’t we invest in our indigenous and tested knowledge?
This is not an experts’ issue, it is a parents’ issue.
Africa has been raped, defiled, enslaved and bankrupted but, has stood the test of time and foreign pressure and invasions because of its culture and traditions.
The two programs are designed to dismantle that!
Imagine if the $300million earmarked for Zambia for CSE was spent on entrepreneurship training and support!
We can unleash an economic beast in our young people!
Bane, ukwali insoke, takwafwile muntu.
Zambian truck driver burns to death 2 days after celebrating birthday
A ZAMBIAN truck driver has been burnt to death after a fuel truck he was driving caught fire, reports have indicated.
Simon Mulonga, an employee of Juba Transport is said to have died in Zimbabwe where the accident happened.
He celebrated his birthday on Saturday.
It is not immediately clear what caused the fire.
Mulonga was married to journalist Chikumbi Katebe.