The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is effective against the Delta variant, which is currently dominant in the country, says the president and CEO of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Professor Glenda Gray.
Tiger Brands is recalling certain Koo and Hugo's canned vegetable products produced from 1 May 2019 to 5 May 2021 due to "an extremely small number" of defective cans supplied by a packaging supplier, the FMCG company said on Monday.
Over the years, Cheryl Dube has worked as a strategist on a variety of brands. The most challenging and rewarding experiences she's had during this time, she says, have been in the work she's completed on global brands. Here are some of the critical lessons she's learnt along the way.Issued byWavemaker
Rapper, singer, songwriter and actress Sho Madjozi has been blazing a name for herself in the past few months. Winner of the recent Sama Newcomer of the Year and Female Artist of the Year, creator of number one hits as well as star in some major campaigns and commercials, this creative young starlet is representing our strong local female Gen Z artists in fresh new way.
We got in touch for the tail-end of Women’s Month to chat new sounds, equality in the industry and Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
Congrats on your recent Sama wins? What does winning Newcomer of the Year and Female Artist of the Year mean to you
I was extremely excited and proud of myself and my team. We worked hard, we had to ignore a lot of discouragement and follow our guts and it paid off.
The 25th annual South African Music Awards took place at Sun City over the weekend and saw Sho Madjozi, Sjava and DJ Black Coffee dominate...
3 Jun 2019
What advice would you give to young female SA musicians wanting to make a name for themselves in the industry?
Try to learn a skill. Don’t just be a face or a voice. Get your voice trained, learn how to use music software or film equipment. Don’t just be cute, be skilled.
How would you describe your sound if it was an outfit?
It’s like if Hogwarts was in Africa. My music would be the clothes they wear when they are not at school.
What local female artists do you think deserve more recognition?
Msaki, I think, is an amazing songwriter. TDK Macassette is a delightful entertainer with really good songs. And Thando Nje, a singer-songwriter from Pretoria deserves to blow.
What are your thoughts on how Generation Z has impacted the local music industry?
I think for the first time we are bringing in completely new sounds. The kwaito era was lifting beats directly from American songs. The house era back then was also a copy of what was happening in Detroit.
The disco musicians used even the same cover art as the groups they were copying from abroad. You’ve never heard gqom before. It sounds fresh, it sounds urgent and it sounds like it is ours.
What are your thoughts on Women's Month? Why is it an important month for you?
It’s cool because it gives me an excuse to talk about things that affect women.
Sho Madjozi and Stayfree have launched a Facebook chatbot aimed at making conversations about menstrual health pain-free. In Sync with Sho Madjozi is available for free...
14 Aug 2019
What would you like to see change for women in the music industry?
Women writers and vocalists deserve their respect and recognition. People will say “Midnight Starring” is a Maphorisa song and ignore Moonchild and Busisiwa. Sometimes one singer has written and sung the song from beginning to end and radio DJs will just mention the male DJ or producer and not even mention the woman who carried the song. How many female vocalists have made smash hits with Black Coffee, DJ Fresh, Ganyani and we don’t know them?
Your guilty pleasure?
Watching Ru Paul’s Drag Race! And listening to nostalgic country songs.
What’s your hidden talent?
I’m good at braiding and playing soccer and basketball.
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