The 24 year old Dream Chaser Oscar Fakude

Oscar “Dream Chaser’’ Fakude was born in Emalahleni a small town near Secunda in Mpumalanga one of two children of the late former councillor Risco Fakude, raised by a single mother he knew in his heart he had to make his dad proud.
When he was just 19 he began his fashion business through hard work and determination, he started a company called Dream Chaser Clothing. He started it by using his allowance from college where he studied Business Management and working as a waiter.
He explains that he started Dream Chaser Clothing because as a lover of fashion he knew what he wished people would make for him to wear and since he never found it, he wanted to do it himself.
Apart from fashion he is also an aspiring
actor, model and event planner that has appeared in various television programmes such as Selimatunzi, V Entertainment and television adverts for car manufacturer Ford. Currently he is a radio presenter for a radio station in Hillbrow.
Starting your own business is not about money it’s just about passion, hard work and knowing how to use the tools you have to your advantage, he said.
In 2017, Oscar got his first opportunity to manage an event called The Nike Battle Force tournament, a basketball tournament where teams play against one another and the winning team receives a R50 000 cash prize.
During the event he worked with Jerome ‘’slimdope’’ Du Plooy; Scoop Makhathini and Luthando Shosha (radio and TV personality)
Since moving to Cosmo City he has wanted
to be an inspiration to the youth and show them that no matter the circumstances you come from, you can rise above them and make something of yourself, so he has been mentoring a young boy from Cosmo City who also wants to get into the fashion industry, he shows him how to market and grow his brand, he also advises him about business and social issues he faces, they meet in extension 7 where they are both from. Oscar hopes to grow from one boy to being able to mentor more from Cosmo City. To know more about Oscar and his growing empire follow him on social media Twitter: @dream_clothin Instagram: @dream¬_chaser_clothing Facebook: Oscar dream Chaser

Diarise dates for the 2018 Women’s Lifestyle Expo now!

As a celebration of the power, individuality and spirit of South African women, the innovative Women’s Lifestyle Expo – brought to you by FMI - will be returning, bringing financial advice alongside the best health, wellness, beauty and décor to Joburg’s Montecasino Piazza, from 29 to 30 September 2018.


“We are really excited to be hosting the Women’s Lifestyle Expo to give South African women, of all ages and stages of their lives, the opportunity to have a day that is all about them,” explained Helen Johns, co-founder of the Women’s Lifestyle Expo. “In today’s busy world, we tend to leave ourselves as last priority. The Women’s Lifestyle Expo is about indulging ourselves, whilst having fun with friends, moms or daughters. It’s all about us. Building on the success of the inaugural Women’s Lifestyle Expo, held in Cape Town, this has become a platform to celebrate our diversity, shared experiences, passion and varied interests. We want every woman who attends to experience the very latest trends, and learn about relevant topics, vital to their health, wealth and social wellbeing.”


The Women’s Lifestyle Expo is brought to you by FMI, a division of Bidvest Life Ltd – South Africa’s up-and-coming life insurer and leader in income protection. The expo’s mission to empower and educate women to live healthier, better lives directly aligns with FMI’s values and philosophy.


"We are passionate about helping individuals make the right decisions when it comes to securing their financial future by emphasizing the importance of income protection and critical illness cover – something that every single woman should ensure they have,” explained Grace Winter, Head of Brand Communications at FMI.


In addition to business and financial advice, the event promises a full line-up of interactive talks and seminars by experts in beauty, nutrition, health, fitness, décor …and more. Among the speakers will be Dr Jessica Trusler, a genetics researcher at AMPATH laboratories who will share interesting insights into the latest research on genetics screening for pregnancies; as well as Jean Chawapiwa, Founder and MD of Win Win Solutions 4 Africa, and Country Director for WEConnect International in South Africa, talking on ‘Women as Entrepreneurs’.


For those seeking endless retail options, there’s an expansive exhibitor line-up as well as high-end pampering services, including manicures, facials, makeovers, spa treatments and massages. Visitors will also be treated to a wealth of refreshments and quality dining options in the food court, from the wholesome and healthy to sinfully decadent dishes.


The 2018 Women’s Lifestyle Expo has introduced an unmissable feature to the programme, the High Tea. Guests attending this Parisienne-themed event will enjoy an exquisite high tea menu accompanied by champagne and gin cocktails. This high-end networking platform welcomes South African icons and leaders to the event, offering guests an exclusive opportunity for one-on-one engagement. Every attendee will leave the High Tea well prepared with a goodie bag filled with an assortment of health, beauty and wellness products. Tickets to the High Tea will be available from


When:         Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September.

Times:         Saturday, 29 September 10am to 8pm.

Sunday, 30 September 10am to 6pm.

Venue:         Montecasino Piazza

Tickets:        R250 per person per day for a general entry ticket.


Don’t miss your chance to experience the ultimate Women’s Lifestyle Expo. Tickets are available at


For more information about the Women’s Lifestyle Expo, visit:

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Facebook – Womens Lifestyle Expo SA

Instagram – @womens_lifestyle_expo

Twitter – @Womens_Expo_SA


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