Avengers Endgame

SPOILER alert: this movie is the “ending”…see what I did there? With the word?  Eh you had to be there Anyway Endgame is the 22nd MCU movie after Captain Marvel , 11 years in the making and it was worth the wait.

If Infinity War was about Thanos, Endgame follows Avengers dealing with the after math that took place in Infinity war after Thanos’ Snappening, snapping?...wait there is better word for this….decimation that wiped out half the universe creatures.

At 3h2m runtime it didn’t feel like though the pacing is steady filling in the gaps, giving you the feels, there were audible sniffles and cheers in the cinema, how do I not spoil this?...umm Endgame is directed by the Russo brothers who seem to be capable of balancing out such a “huge” story. Last time I felt a movie was well balanced it was it…I mean “it” the movie anyway Endgame brings a climatic “end” you did not see coming. Captain America (Chris Evans)is the MVP of the movie, Thanos still remains the MCU’s best villain. With no post credit scenes Endgame gives a perfect ending to the first 22 movies saga which brings the question….now what?

If you loved….all the MCU movies you will love this one.

NSH hosts Cosmo City’s PAGEANT

Glamorous entertainment took center stage on 4 May at Cosmo City Junior when Nosipho Signoria Hashe (NSH) Youth Empowerment hosted this year’s pageant.

The pageant was divided into three categories: Little Miss and Mr. Cosmo City; Junior Miss and Mr. Cosmo City; and Miss and Mr. Petite.

The event attracted scores of young people from the community. Incredible performances from Tito Khoza Jackson, Lady E, Diepsloot Finest, Cash Masira, Silence Suicidal,  Thabza Boy, Slesh Marc, Lala Gots and others gave the event an electrifying atmosphere.

The judges of the day narrowed their selection from 14 contestants to six finalists:  Thuli Gold Tshikalane and Thomas Mkhwanazi   (Junior Miss and Mr. Cosmo City),  Karabo Monyane and Mashudu Ngwelo (Little Miss and Mr. Cosmo City), Lethokuhle Ngxabani  (Miss Petite) Tebogo Majola (Miss Junior Princess).

Nina Gee and NSH properties awarded 12 hampers to the losing contestants. Base5 Guards sponsored the event with R4500, which they gave to the winners. Platinum Lounge sponsored the event with 20 T-shirts for the contestants and 14 soccer uniforms for Siyaphambili Football Club.

“A beauty pageant helps people identify their inner beauty,” said Nosipho Hashe, the founder of NSH Youth Development. “This is our first time doing a beauty pageant for little children. We want to show people that modeling is not about nakedness. The event was very important because we are aiming to bring change in the community. Such programmes help us keep children away from the streets.”

Hashe was happy to see local stakeholders coming together to sponsor the event, she said.

“It is so amazing,” she said. “I am very thankful for the support they are giving for the sake of developing our community. At NSH we aim to host more entertaining and developmental events. Our plan is to have at least six events in a year to make our community members happy and entertained.”

Hashe thanked all the people who made the event a success, including the judges:  Pearl Mofokeng (Miss Cosmo City 2014), Althea Zanele Mathekga (Miss Personality 2014), Itumeleng Joyce Makemane (Miss Personality 2018), and Afro Jay; the make-up artist: elo M; the sponsor of registration forms to participants: Mr. Cosmo City 2018 Ambassador Dedam; and the event’s Sound sponsor: Ufulu Sounds and Entertainment.

Freedom day celebrated in the community

“It was amazing and so interesting,” said Belinda Mahlangu of extension 2 at this year’s community Freedom Day celebrations held in Cosmo City’s Lesotho Park in extension 2 on 27 April. “Such celebrations will make people not forget about Freedom Day. It also encourages a lot of young people to learn and research more about it.”

Freedom Day is a public holiday in South Africa on 27 April celebrating the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994.

Green Roots Studio organised the event in which people from Zandspruit, Diepsloot and Lion Park came together to enjoy performances by local artists Costa Titch, Scima, WenDee, Nelly, Amo, Chronic Chillas, Tripple Bizz, Flight Mode Boza De Ghost, Electrocute, 245 Music, Ntsumpaman, Jammie and many more

“It is very encouraging to see communities embracing Freedom Day’’, said Green Roots Studio founder Oupa Klaas Mlomo.

“This year we are marking the 25th anniversary of Freedom Day,” said Mlomo. “We organised this event to express our joy and freedom as a community. It is a reminder to every South African that 27 April is an important day.”

Green Roots Studio decided to celebrate the day in an entertaining way, Mlomo said, in order to capture the hearts of the young ones. “Freedom Day is not only for the people who fought for it. Children deserve to celebrate it more as well. They should be taught about how it came into our calendar because it is an important day.”

Green Roots Studio plans to host more events in line with the South African calendar, he said.

“We have not been hosting these kind of community events for the past five years,” he said, “but we are now bouncing back with innovative ideas to give back to the community. I am happy for the event. It was a success and there were no reported fights. I would like to thank the community members who came through to celebrate the day with others.”

Football Without Borders gives back to the community

Football Without Borders (FWB) donated much needed football equipment to two local sports teams on 17 April.

The two teams, Golden Drifters Academy and Rampya Chiefs, are based in Zandspruit informal settlement.  FWB gave each club two soccer balls, a set of bibs, and a set of cones.

Football Without Borders (FWB) is a non-profit organisation that uses sport – particularly football, boxing and kickboxing – to engage youths on social issues that affect them, such as gender equity, health education, academic education and community development.

“This donation was done through the grant we received from National Lotteries Commission,” said Michael Mapfunde the cofounder of FWB. “We applied for that grant for the purpose of developing football in areas that we operate in – mainly Zandspruit and Kromdraai. We support clubs like Kromdraai FC, which plays in Mogale Local Football League. We also have Kromdraai Ladies FC, which will be soon playing in the Women’s Regional League.”

 “We're very happy for the donation we received from FWB,” said Golden Drifters president Shoko. “It’s something which will benefit our development teams and also our SAB[BP1]  Team. We received bibs, balls and cones. These equipment items are a priority when it comes to player development.”

This was not the Golden Drifters’ first time to receive donations from FWB, Shoko said, and he believes it will not be the last time.

“They donated a netball kit and balls to our organisation earlier this year and also offered a life skills and coaching workshop to our coaches and SAB[BP2]  players,” he said. “We're really grateful for the support from Mr. Mike and FWB at large.”

 [BP1]You need to spell out this acronym. It’s the first time it shows up in your article.

 [BP2]It’s OK to have the acronym here as long as you spell it out and put the acronym in parentheses in the previous paragraph (third from the bottom).

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