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Mama Joy gets VIP treatment at Boks game

A week after mocking the Springboks’ loss to Ireland – and hinting her absence at the stadium was the reason why- Mama Joy, real name Joy Chauke, is back supporting the South African rugby team

The sports fan has travelled to Bloemfontein to show her support. And by the looks of it, she’s receiving VIP treatment.



Does this have anything to do with her meeting Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Gayton McKenzie this week?

On her X account, Mama Joy revealed that she would be cheering on the Springboks at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.

The superfan – who has recently come under fire by Gayton McKenzie – also revealed that she was staying at a five star hotel.

Chauke tweeted: “Good Luck Bokke. I can’t wait.

Mamajoy to watch ⁦@Springboks⁩ live in Bloemfontein ⁦@BONHotels⁩ thanks for your Hospitality ,,, Good Luck Bokke I can’t wait ,,,,just check my name If you have it you have it ,,,

— MamaJoy Chauke (@JoyChauke5) July 19, 2024
In another, she posed with SARU president Mark Alexander. “Your lucky charm is here”.

Mamajoy with the President of SARU Mr Mark Alexander ,,GoodLuck ⁦@Springboks⁩ your lucky charm is here

— MamaJoy Chauke (@JoyChauke5) July 20, 2024
Mama Joy hinted that her VIP travel and accommodation were thanks to the SA sports supporter group, the Braai Army, and travel agent Dan Hooton.

She added: “Today I am here at Bon Hotels with them, Taking care of everything, Dan. Major Danko”

When I meet ⁦@BraaiArmy⁩ in Paris I said to myself this is my home ,,,I attended all their events ,,, Supporters from all over the world came and take pictures with me ,,Today am here at Bon Hotels with them ,, Taking care of everything Dan , Major Danko

— MamaJoy Chauke (@JoyChauke5) July 20, 2024
Mama Joy’s jubilant tweets come a week after she claimed that the Springboks loss to Ireland was due to her absence.

She tweeted: “Mama Joy, @Springboks⁩ lucky charm was not there. Previous game, I was fast and prayed for my team, but today, I ate pap and vleis in the morning. During the game, I was snacking.’

Chauke – who earlier trolled Gayton McKenzie over his claims that superfans must watch games on television – added: “You had like a prophetic message to me yesterday. Meaning I won’t go to Durban… Today, Springboks lost 25-24 against Ireland.

“So, the Minister of Sports has to understand that Mama Joy has a lot of influence with sports, with Springboks.”

Mama Joy claimed her absence from Kings Park Stadium was the reason behind the Springboks loss to Ireland.
Images via X:
@joychauke5/ @springboks
While Mama Joy has expressed her unhappiness with Gayton McKenzie’s superfan comments, it seems that she has buried the hatchet with the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture.

On her X account, the superfan posted a pic of her meeting the outspoken minister, and both of them were all smiles!

She tweeted: “Meeting my lovely Minister. All Smiles. @GaytonMcK⁩ , thanks for showing me love. Love My Minster”

In a previous Facebook Live, Gayton revealed that while the department would no longer pay for her trips to sporting events, he would be happy to introduce Mama Joy to corporate companies who were keen to sponsor her.

Proud of you cutie’: J’Something’s wife shows love ahead of Springboks clash

Cordelia Godi, the wife of Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi showed love to her husband, musician J’Something, who will be singing the South African national anthem at the Springboks and Portugal clash on Saturday 20 July in Bloemfontein.

Musician J’Something will be singing the national anthem ahead of the Springboks and Portugal clash in Bloemfontein on Saturday 20 July. His wife, Cordelia Godi shared a photo of the singer with Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi ahead of the performance.

Cordelia acknowledged that J’Something sang the South African national anthem for the Springboks in 2017 and now he will be singing for his birth country, Portugal. Take a look…

“Full circle moment. After singing the South African national anthem in 2017 for the Boks he will be singing for his birth country Portugal in Bloem tomorrow. Proud of you cutie,” he wrote.

Siya Kolisi
Siya Kolisi shows J’Something love. Image via Instagram @siyakolisi
The match takes place at 17:00
Springboks will clash against Portugal at the Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein.
This marks the first test between the Springboks and Portugal.
The match referee is Hollie Davidson (Scotland)
So, who will be playing? As previously reported by The South African:

Springboks – 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Ben-Jason Dixon, 6 Phepsi Buthelezi, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Salmaan Moerat (c), 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Jan-Hendrik Wessels.
Subs: 16 Andre-Hugo Venter, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 Ruan Venter, 20 Elrigh Louw, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu, 23 Quan Horn.

Portugal: 15 Simao Bento, 14 Manuel Cardoso Pinto, 13 Jose Lima, 12 Tomas Appleton, 11 Rodrigo Marta, 10 Joris Moura, 9 Hugo Camacho, 8 Vasco Baptista, 7 Diego Pinheiro, 6 Jose Madeira, 5 Duarte Torgal, 4 Nicolas Fernandes, 3 Diogo Hasse Ferreira, 2 Luka Begic, 1 Francisco Fernandes.
Replacements: 16 David Costa, 17 Pedro Vicente, 18 Abel da Cunha, Antonio Rebelo Andrade, 20 Andre Cunha, 21 Pedro Lucas, 22 Domingos Cabral, 23 Jose Paiva dos Santos.

Nkosi and Faith Clash Over the Future of House of Zwide

The once-united House of Zwide is now facing uncertainty as Funani’s departure triggers a chain of events that leaves the family at odds. The tension between Nkosi and Faith, in particular, has reached its boiling point, leading to dramatic confrontations and divided loyalties within the Zwide clan.


Nkosi’s Power Play as the New CEO

As the heir and newly appointed CEO of House of Zwide, Nkosi has found himself entangled in a power struggle with Faith, as they both grapple with the implications of Funani’s absence. Nkosi’s determination to assert his authority over the family business led to a heated altercation, culminating in Faith’s forceful removal from the office during a crucial meeting.

Disagreements and Disillusionment

The fractures within the Zwide family continue to deepen as Nkosi and Faith ‘s disagreements about the company’s future direction intensify. With the balance of power shifting within the family, relationships are being tested, and trust is on the line.

The fallout from Funani’s departure has left the family grappling with their new roles and the future of the House of Zwide. Only time will tell how these dynamics will play out and whether the family can find common ground amidst the turmoil.

NEW House of Zwide CEO Nkosi and Faith
Can the House of Zwide Survive the Turmoil?

As viewers tune in to witness the unfolding drama, the fate of House of Zwide hangs in the balance. Will Nkosi manage to unite the family and steer the company in a new direction, or will the Zwides’ internal strife prove too much to overcome? Stay tuned to find out.

She’s back! Jody Williams sings electrifying national anthem

After quitting her music career for a job out of the spotlight, former Idols SA winner Jody Williams gave her fans a taste of her electrifying vocals when she performed the national anthem for the Springboks in Bloemfontein.

The Cape Town singer sang Nkosi Sikel’i Afrika at the Toyota Stadium, where the Boks took on Portugal.

Jody was just 17 when she won season four of the show in 2007.

On social media, Springbok fans have hailed another show-stopping rendition of the national anthem, as sung by Jody Williams.

This follows performances by Ntokozo Mbambo, who sang the anthem in Durban, and KB Motsilanyane, who performed in Pretoria.

Jody – wearing an emerald green gown – returned to the “stage “after she promised to “quit” her music career.

Watch it below…

And judging by her vocals and stage presence, fans were begging her to make a comeback.

@Murda_GGs: “Jody Williams still has it, sjoe!”

@bantsunduncapha: “Jody Williams? SA Idols winner, Jody Williams? Where has she been ?!?!”

On her Instagram account, Jody acknowledged her performance in the historic match.

In 2019, Jody Williams sensationally claimed that appearing on Idols “ruined” her life.

The award-winning star hinted that her life had spun out of control after she made some bad decisions with her money.

After her gigs dried up and money became scarce, Jody sold her family home and took up an office job as an administrative assistant.

She told The Daily Voice: “Idols showed me the world, with the travelling overseas and meeting international artists. I just saw the money and a good life, but that was just the child in me.

“If only we had a life coach and financial advisor back when I won Idols, I think things would have been so much different.

Jody added: “I am so happy with what I am doing. Music ruined me as a young adult and I was yearning for stability. I spoke to my family and told them I didn’t want to do music anymore. I now do it as a hobby, but I don’t want to sing for a living again.”

Clint Eastwood’s partner, 61, passes away

Legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood’s partner, Christina Sandera, has passed away at the age of 61. She was Eastwood’s companion for the past 10 years.

The couple began dating shortly after Eastwood divorced his second wife, Dina, after almost 20 years of marriage. Eastwood and Sandera kept their relationship away from the spotlight. They reportedly first met when she was working as a hostess at his Mission Ranch Hotel and Restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea in California. They started dating in 2014 and Sandera made her red carpet debut with him at the Oscars in 2015, when his movie American Sniper was nominated.


According to The Mirror US both Sandera and Eastwood were residents of Carmel-by-the-Sea and they shared their lives in this coastal town. Before their first public appearance as a couple, local residents spotted them doing grocery shopping together in June 2014.

Eastwood formerly served as the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Sandera accompanied Eastwood to many events, especially pertaining to his films. In 2016, the pair appeared together at a screening of Eastwood’s film Sully at the Directors Guild of America. In 2017, they went to the Cannes Film Festival together.Clint Eastwood was married twice before. He married model Maggie Johnson in 1953. They separated in 1964 and divorced in 1984 He married his second wife, TV news anchor Dina Ruiz, in 1996. They divorced in 2014.

Other women he has dated but not married include stuntwoman Roxanne Tunis, actress Sondra Locke, flight attendant Jacelyn Reeves, and actress Frances Fisher.

Clint Eastwood, 94, has eight children, the eldest 70 years old and the youngest 27.

The Los Angeles Times reported that no details about Sandera’s death are currently available. The newspaper contacted a representative of Warner Bros. who did not want to provide further details or comments. Eastwood announced Christina Sandera’s sudden passing in a statement.

“Christina was a lovely, caring woman, and I will miss her very much.”

Clint Eastwood
The Pinnacle Gazette reported that Sandera’s death came as a shock and many people are mourning her death.

It seems Sandera maintained a low-key profile, with no social media accounts.

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Sacha Feinberg Mngomezulu: Who are his famous family?

Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu is undoubtedly the player to watch when it comes to the next generation of Springboks. In fact, many rugby fans believe that he has what it takes to succeed famous flyhalf Handre Pollard.

Backing the young prodigy is his proud family, made up of well-known faces.

Sacha helped the Boks beat Portugal 64-31 at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.


On social media, many Springbok fans praised Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu for his stellar performance on the pitch.

The 22-year-old substituted Manie Libbok in the number 10 position as flyhalf. And many believe his skills in Bloemfontein have moved him up the pecking order as the future Springbok flyhalf.

@puzafriday101: “I am going to say it now: Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu should be the main flyhalf at the next World Cup. Pollard to play a supporting role:

@SkippyJR10: “Sacha might be our new flyhalf for the next generation.”

@WRosey9: “We have found our answer for the Springbok 10. The inevitable. Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu”SACHA FEINBERG-MGOMEZULU: WHO ARE HIS PARENTS, FAMILY?
Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu was born to British-born Nick Feinberg and South African Makhosazana Mngomezulu, of whom he carries both surnames.

Nick is a well known Heart FM DJ and is also a respected sports writer for the Daily Voice.

Great Saturday in Pretoria!

— Nick Feinberg (@thehonestnick) July 7, 2024
He told Jacaranda FM of his son’s rise to fame: “I’ve been on the radio probably over 25 years … but now I’m completely redundant, and I’m just known as Sacha’s dad.

“There’s no more Nick. In fact, in the office, I’m called SD for short. I go out with Sacha, you can hardly sit and have a meal. Everyone’s all over him. It’s been a wild one.”

Sacha’s mother is an advocate in the Cape Bar and often retweets messages of support for her son.He told Jacaranda FM of his son’s rise to fame: “I’ve been on the radio probably over 25 years … but now I’m completely redundant, and I’m just known as Sacha’s dad.

“There’s no more Nick. In fact, in the office, I’m called SD for short. I go out with Sacha, you can hardly sit and have a meal. Everyone’s all over him. It’s been a wild one.”

Sacha’s mother is an advocate in the Cape Bar and often retweets messages of support for her son.According to the SABC, Barry was a distinguished artist, poet, and author who “played a pivotal role behind the scenes in designing and creating publicity materials for the anti-Apartheid movement.”

Like Sacha, his brother Nathan Mngomezulu is also a celebrity and is known for his appearances in the Netflix show Too Hot To Handle. He is now dating Perfect Match star Elys Hutchinson.

Nathan – also a model – has often praised his younger sibling on social media.

Reasons why Silindile Nodangala dumped her ex-lover

Former Rhythm City actress Silindile Nodangala, who is also known for her role as Mama Ruby on Generations, was in a long-term relationship with aspiring KZN actress Phumelele Mthobeni when she got her big break on the soapie. That’s when she apparently left her lover for the big city and never looked back.

A source tells the magazine that Phumelele is struggling to love and trust again after Silindile abandoned her without warning or explanation, according to News24. Phumelele had even heard through friends that Silindile had been seeing other women in the big city.Phumelele apparently admits to the relationship but says she got over Mam’ Ruby ages ago.




“This broke her heart. She really loved her and hoped that they had a future together. She wanted to marry her. After she got the Generations gig, she promised her heaven and earth,” the source says, adding,”It’s been four years of pain.”Phumelele Mthombeni, a former lover of Slindile Nodangala, was deeply hurt when their relationship ended. When Mam’ Ruby got a role in Generations, she ended a romance that had been growing for years.Actress Slindile A celebrity’s life includes the scandals that they have been a part of. She accepts herself for who she is—a lady who inspires others—and loves herself.

She acted as Ruby Dikobe, the daughter of Sompisi, on Generations Season 1. She joined the series in June 2011. She was fired from the show in 2014 along with Menzi Ngubane‚ Sophie Ndaba, Katlego Danke, and other actors because they demanded better pay rates. Rumours had it that Mam’ Ruby begged to be re-hired on Generations in 2016. She refuted the claims when she said,She featured in different drama series and plays like Rhythm City, Scandal, Mfowethu, On My Birthday, We Can, Homegirls, Stepping Out, Not with My Gun, and Newton. In 2008, she starred in the movies Izulu Lami and The Lion King.

Uncle Jakes opens a B&B at the Kubeka mansion to make money. #etvScandal

Coming Up On Scandal! Teasers – July 2023Scandal! Teasers July 2024: A man pulls himself from his grave with a rope. George drives Dintle up the nursery way. Love is exempt from work. Dintle is alarmed when she discovers that her sleeping roommate may be in danger. A lady’s ex turns into an outlaw from the law, and she chooses to go on the run with him.Scandal! Teasers July 2024
Wednesday 3 July 2024
Episode 69

A missing individual causes trouble and there’s a significant break of protection. Linda dares to use a loaded gun that is given to her. MaHilda records an explosive moment.

Thursday, July 4, 2024, Episode 70: The truth brings chaos and scrutiny to the surface. Sentiment wins over manly relationship. MaHilda finds herself in trouble due to erroneous gossip.

Friday, July 5, 2024, Episode 71: An announcement announces the need to expose a dangerous situation. When Talitha realizes that her son is in a precarious situation, she steps in.

Episode 72, Monday, July 8, 2024: A call for assistance is made, but is it heard? Despite the woman’s appeal, it appears that those bridges have been burned. Man is broken by Zaza’s greed for money.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024, Episode 73: Layla is on high alert due to a flashback. Zaza’s antics come thumping. The strange behavior of Tlhogi raises questions.

Wednesday 10 July 2024
Episode 74

In an astounding development, the casualty gets the high ground. Vuvu gets energizing news, yet Mihloti suspects something is going on. The tables are turned on Zaza.

Thursday, July 11, 2024, Episode 75: Tlhogi experiences a life-altering shock. Dintle gives someone else her thoughts. Caiphus and Ndumiso acquire more women than they anticipated.

Friday, July 12, 2024, Episode 76: Mdala quickly transforms her joyous news into rage. Ndumiso is confronted with additional issues and community opposition. Khumo is overjoyed to receive an invitation to a party.

Monday, July 15, 2024, Episode 77: Tlhogi’s happy news causes a lot of commotion. Javas’ shallow pockets have him on the less than desirable finish of a few penetrating put-downs. The expression “dressed to impress” takes on a whole new meaning thanks to Tebello.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024, Taps makes some outrageous demands in Episode 78. Jackie and Zaza discover a new victim. Tebello enters a brand-new, exciting world.

Wednesday 17 July 2024
Episode 79

Tlhogi drops a sensation about Taps’ secret past. An evening of guilty pleasure goes off in an unexpected direction, and when all else fails, compromise is unavoidable for Jackie and Zaza.

Thursday 18 July 2024
Episode 80

At the point when the police come thumping, the amazing time young ladies are going to raise a ruckus around town times. In the midst of confusion, family ties develop. Tebello’s moment of triumph is fleeting.

Friday, July 19, 2024, Episode 81: Mdala is compelled to make a big decision. Jackie and Zaza get further into trouble as a result of a revelation. As Tebello spins lies to his loved ones, his web of deceit grows even tighter.

Monday, July 22, 2024, Episode 82 When the decisive moment arrives, three people are a bundle of nerves. Linda issues Jackie with a harsh advance notice that things won’t end well assuming she go on down this way.

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, Episode 83: When Vuvu believes her honeymoon is tainted with ulterior motives, trouble erupts in paradise. Tebello coincidentally finds another lucrative thought.

Wednesday 24 July 2024
Episode 84

A mother deceives her girl. Tebello takes “charity begins at home” a bit too literally. Transitory everyday environments allow Jakes an opportunity to plunge into the treasure once more.

Thursday, July 25, 2024, Episode 85: Vuvu makes a damning threat in response to Nhlamulo’s fury. Despite being put under pressure once more, Tebello is determined. Bra Jakes is swindled by Hilda.

iThemba actor Tshepiso Jeme joins etvScandal

1Magic iThemba actor Tshepiso Jeme joins etvScandal ,portraying the character Darius.Tshepiso Jeme is a South African actor best known for his starring role as Zithulele in the 1Magic drama series iThemba.

It was his first starring role in television.

He studied for a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand, appearing in a number of student productions including Boesman and Lena, Nongogo, Devil on the Cross, Revelations, Secrets of the Moon and Thaba-Bosiu.

Tshepiso made his television acting debut in the Mzansi Magic telefilm Indlalifa, which aired for the first time on 16 December, 2017.

In 2019 he landed his first starring role when she was cast as Zithulele, the youngest of the Blessed – a mysterious family running a secretive church – in the 1Magic drama series iThemba.

The series, which premiered on 1Magic on 5 October and on Mzansi Magic on 7 October, 2019, also stars Brenda Ngxoli and Vatiswa Ndara.

The future of Uzalo continues to fade due to declining viewership, financial problems, and ongoing viewer criticism of its boring storylines.

TThe future of Uzalo continues to fade due to declining viewership, financial problems, and ongoing viewer criticism of its boring storylines.
“Therefore, to continue to correct the situation, they should look at all parties to ensure that they do not spend money on things that do not return profits,” said the source.
Uzalo dropped viewership from 5,424,116 to 4,997,824; there are many implications for the decline in television viewing figures. SABC announces its final decision regarding the show?
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