Thina Sobabili takes us through the journey of two siblings trying to make a meaning of life in the Alexandra township despite a very burdensome and abusive background. Thulas (Nkosinathi Gweva), a very angry young man caught up in the life of crime in efforts to fend for his sister Zanele (Busisiwe Mtshali) and get them through Life despite the odds they find themselves in, is faced with a daunting task when Zanele becomes of age and starts making decisions that led her to the life of sugar daddies and prostitution. Thula’s die hard love and a will to protect his sister, lands the two of them in a situation no one could comprehend – Monarchy Group
Thina Sobabili is a Zulu phrase meaning “You and I or the two of us” and if assumptions made everything right, then anyone’s judgement would see this movie as either a romantic or love story. We are all very familiar with Love stories but not too often one that relates to the bond between siblings.
We had a very tough time predicting this movie or even a clear idea of what to expect and that for the first time made the movie a thought provoking journey. The movie has an encrypted message if the viewer is not carried away with the emotional and abusive draft, but the most interesting part of the movie lies with the actors. A deep connection with their roles and a very solid personality that made that movie all too real, something we found very peculiar and admirable.
Zanele and Thulas were the right kind of highlight for this movie and a perfect cast for the story, the funny scenes were really needed to dice up the sad but true reality the movie tries to depict and the ending was unexpected but alluring, considering the story is compiled from several true events, it’s a tale that still leaves us with a desire to get an ending with proper closure.
There are a lot of emotional and thought provoking scenes in this movie, a well balanced directing and the most spectacular acting that makes this movie a perfect debut for Nkosinathi Gweva and the talented Busisiwe Mtshali. We believe Casting could not have been done better than it was in Thina Sobabili.
Thina Sobabili is not for the faint heart, but would be a great watch for adults and teenagers, as this movie handles some of the hardest topics on the family scope and really takes a well detailed visual of reality. A very emotional movie with an even tough ending, but something worth watching.
Spring Fiesta unveils full artist line-up
Having already announced ‘KINGS OF TOMORROW [Sandy Rivera] Ft Julie McKnight & April’ & welcomed British deep house pioneer ‘Jimpster’ as the international guests at the 7th annual Spring Fiesta set to take place on the 7th October at Wild Waters in Ekurhuleni. The organisers just dropped the full lineup set to rock the 6 stages. Festival Director, Ricardo da Costa says “We’re excited to bring you a production experience that is going to blow your mind. If you thought our 37m high butterfly was impressive last year..wait till you see what we have planned for the real headliners…THE FANS” #Springfiesta2017 HERE WE GO!
▪ KINGS OF TOMORROW [Sandy Rivera]
▪ Julie McKnight & April
▪ Black Coffee
▪ Dj Tira
▪ Lars Behrenroth
▪ Dj Kent
▪ Dj Clock
▪ DJ Fresh
▪ Dj Vigilante
▪ Lulo Café
▪ Rock Da Shades Djz
▪ Major League Djz
▪ Christos & Vinny Da Vinci
▪ Kid Fonque
▪ Big Sky
▪ Da Capo
▪ DJ Maphorisa
▪ Ms Cosmo
▪ Ralf Gum
▪ Twins on Decks
▪ Distruction Boyz
▪ Dj Franky
▪ DJ Hudson
▪ Thee Gobbs
▪ Clive Bean
▪ Soul Bee
▪ Sean Kross & Vino
▪ Tha Muzik
▪ Lebza The Villain
▪ Kholi & Shorts
▪ Sj Da Dj
▪ Kgotso M
▪ Da Lootz
▪ Zai Maya
▪ Dj Storm
▪ Funky Soul
▪ Deep Rebel
▪ Golf Finger
▪ Warras “The Shady Lurker”
▪ Exquisite Vince
▪ Calvin Fallo
▪ MFR Souls
▪ Riky Rick
▪ Black Motion
▪ Nasty C
▪ Big Nuz
▪ Lady Zamar
▪ Gemini Major
Shout Out to all Fiesta Freaks who purchased their Early Bird tickets.
▪ General Access Ticket
o Phase 2 : R250 + R10
o Phase 3: R350 + R10
▪ VIP Access Tickets
o Phase 2: R550 + R20
o Phase 3: R750 + R25
▪ VVIP Access Ticket
o Phase 2: R850 + R30
o Phase 3: R1000 + R30
FLIGHTS & PACKAGE DEALS
Don’t live in Gauteng or South Africa, and you want to be part of #SpringFiiesta2017? We’re excited to announce our partnership with South African Airways. SAA are offering Patrons 5-18% discounted off airfares for flights within a 2 week period before or after the 7th October 2017.
Simply book on www.flysaa.com and use the following promo code: SFSAA2017 upon checking out. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.
We also have exclusive affordable package deals to take your 2017 Spring Fiesta experience to the Next level. Our Package deals include tickets to Spring Fiesta, accommodation, a shuttle to & from Spring Fiesta. Book your package deal @www.soulcandi.nutickets.co.za to be part of the Spring Fiesta ambiance.
▪ Silver Package
▪ Gold Package
▪ Platinum Package
The Ekurhuleni Spring Fiesta is brought to you by Smirnoff & supported by Power Play, Heineken, Metro Fm, SABC 1, South African Airways and Soul Candi Live.
For more updates connect with us on these platforms
▪ Facebook Page: Spring Fiesta
▪ Twitter @SpringFiestaSA
▪ Instagram @SpringFiestaParty
Trace Africa partners with MTN Bushfire 2017
MTN BUSHFIRE is a uniquely African, yet globally infused festival experience that welcomes thousands of people in an atmosphere of acceptance and passionate commitment to the arts and the environment.
Every year, approximately 26,000 guests hailing from 60 different countries converge in the peaceful Malkerns Valley for an energizing and uplifting weekend that celebrates the music and arts of Africa and beyond. This year, MTN Bushfire takes place on the 26th – 28th of May.
It is within this spirit that MTN BUSHFIRE is excited to announce its partnership with the leaders of urban African music, TRACE AFRICA, as the official media partner for the 2017 festival.
Senior Vice President for TRACE Southern Africa, Leo Manne, says the partnership was a natural pairing for the channel: “TRACE Africa takes pride in being an authority on what’s hot on our continent and giving artists from our continent a world-class platform. We feel MTN Bushfire is a physical extension of this and we’re excited to see how this partnership will further contribute to the development of our industry.”
TRACE AFRICA’s team will be on-hand at the festival to speak to some of Africa’s hottest artists and will be be sharing all the latest BUSHFIRE news in realtime via its various social media platforms.
Follow TRACE AFRICA on twitter to catch live twitterviews with artists and all the latest news using the Twitter handle @TRACEAfrica_.
MTN Bushfire fans can meet some of their favourite TRACE Africa personalities and stand a chance to get cool TRACE Africa gear.
Lucky TRACE Africa viewers will also stand a chance to win a VIP MTN Bushfire experience. The competition will run via TRACE Africa’s social media platforms:
Facebook – TRACE Africa
Twitter – @TRACEAfrica_
Instagram – @traceafrica_
TRACE Africa will also screen an exclusive highlights package of the festival – check listings for details.
Liberty Radio Awards 2017 Winners
The Liberty Radio Awards 2017 winners are…
Afternoon Drive Presenter Commercial
Martin Bester – Jacaranda FM
Afternoon Drive Presenter PBS
Dumisa “DJ Shabbisto” Mavuso – Ligwalagwala FM
Afternoon Drive Presenter Community
Simon Parkinson – Hot 91.9
Afternoon Drive Presenter Campus
DJ Keyez – Vow FM
News and Actuality Show Commercial
Power Update – Power FM
News and Actuality Show PBS
Walk the Talk with Alan Khan – Lotus FM
News and Actuality Show Campus and Community
Izwe Nezalo – Inanda 88.4 FM
Sports Show Commercial
POWER SportExtra – Power FM
Sports Show PBS
Disappointment for Blitzboks in Rio – Sabc / SAfm
Sports Show Campus and Community
Joburg PM with David O’Sullivan – Hot 91.9 FM
Business and Finance Show
Money Show – 702 and Cape Talk
Content Producer Commercial
POWER Update – Neo Leeuw – Power FM
Content Producer PBS
Mpumelelo Mali – Umhlobo Wenene FM
Content Producer Campus and Community
John Walland – Hot 91.9 FM
Weekend Radio Show Commercial
The Coca-Cola Top40SA – KFM and 947 (simulcast across both stations)
Weekend Radio Show PBS
Ibuzwa Kwabaphambili – Umhlobo Wenene FM
Weekend Radio Show Community
Raise Your Voice – Emalahleni FM
Weekend Radio Show Campus
RooiwynSondag – PUKfm 93.6
Through The Cracks – The Untold Story of Mbuyisa Makhubu – EWN
Afternoon Drive Show Commercial
POWER Drive – Power FM
Afternoon Drive Show PBS
Tru Afternoon – Tru FM
Afternoon Drive Show Community
Your World Today – Radio Islam
Afternoon Drive Show Campus
The Lift Club – Vow FM
Big winners of the night include Power FM, Hot 91.9, Vow FM, Umhlobo Wenene FM
and many more! Congrats to all of the winners of the evening.
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