2018 Travel Expo

The annual travel expo was held at the ticket Pro Dome last weekend from Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th February 2018, the expo is to inform people about how easy and cheap it is to travel.

It was open to anyone who wanted to know more about travelling. It was there to show people how to save , and budget for travel  for a long trip that would normally cost a large amount of money which could leave travelers in debt from unexpected expenses on the trip.

Lance Nkwe, marketing personnel at Flight centre SA, said the expo was there to teach and show people how affordable travel is. This year they have introduced a way of helping people who love to travel but cannot afford by way of opening stokvel’s , so that they can save as a group to travel, by contributing  a minimum of R500 over a period of time with friends and family. Once the stokvel has accumulated large savings they can be used to travel to any destination they want as a group. The stokvel can have members starting from 3 up to 30.

The travel expo is hosted annually and it allows the travel agencies to inform the public about special packages on tickets or cheaper accommodation and the best time to travel. In and round the world.

For more information on travel or the stokvel people can go to the flight centre website www.flightcentre.co.za or call them on 0117781300.

Tulip Fever

The tulip flower was a flower one gave to declare their love to one the loved which lead to a high demand for tulip flowers in the17th-century. Set against the backdrop of the 17th-century Tulip Wars, a married noblewoman (Alicia Vikander) has an affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) and switches identities with her maid to escape the wealthy merchant she married. She and her lover try to raise money together by investing what little they have in the high-stakes tulip market. It is a romance/drama movie suitable for 16+ with a run time of 1hr4mins.

The Big Sick

Based on the true story of Kumail who acts as himself, a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father. Romantic movie not suitable for for persons under the age of 16 is a romcom drama movie.

Black Panther

Staff Reporter

The much-anticipated Blockbuster movie, Black Panther premiered in South Africa cinemas on 16/02/2018 and Dr John Kani and Connie Chiume had a chat with Anele Mdoda about their roles.

Dr Kani who plays the King of Wakanda said becoming part of the Black Panther cast has been a rollercoaster ride.

“It’s incredible that Marvel Comic book could produce a movie like Black Panther. It becomes such a moment; the excitement is unbelievable,” he said.

The South African influence in the movie took an even bigger stance when isiXhosa was adopted as the official language in Black Panther's world of Wakanda.

“There is a scene where my son Chadwick Boseman who is the Black Panther, I am talking to him and Ramanoff, and when I am left with my son I had just said to him 'I miss you, my son, I haven't seen you in a long time'. I stopped and asked the director, why am I speaking English to my son?” Dr Kani said.

Veteran actress Connie Chiume who plays a mining tribe elder said the excitement of Black Panther comes from the fact that the movie for the first time has portrayed Africa in a positive manner.

“It has empowered us as a continent, to what Africa is all about. Wakanda is technologically informed and advanced, things we do not normally see,” she said.

Chiume said she didn’t have a say in choosing her outfits, but they had a very good costume designer, Ruth Carter.  “They came to all parts of Africa to do a research, my outfit was a mixture of all African cultures, my hairstyle is influenced by the Himba tribe from Namibia and I was very happy with how I looked.”

Dr Kani told Anele that his son, Athandwa Kani who also stars in the movie didn’t get the role because of him. “His casting in the movie has nothing to do with me. When Athandwa introduces himself, he doesn’t mention his surname because he says it gets him the job or it makes him not get the job.

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