Radebe hopeful Percy Tau gets shot in English Premier League

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana legend Lucas Rabede is hopeful Percy Tau will one day get a chance to play for Brighton and Hove Albion in the English Premier League.

Tau signed a four-year deal with Brighton at the start of the recently concluded season but then spent 2018/19 on loan at Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in Belgium's second division.

The 25-year-old proved his worth by being named Player of the Season in that division though it is a few steps down from England's top flight.

As such, Radebe, who is a legend for former EPL outfit Leeds United, remains optimistic that Tau can one day make the breakthrough for the Seagulls despite work permit issues.

He said: "It is difficult for Percy, if I were to put myself in his shoes, my ambition and aspiration is to play at the highest level and then you realise there are rules and requirements to be able to do so, it becomes demoralising.

"But at the same time, you've been signed by a big club so you might as well make the utmost best of it in terms of where you are

"To be honest, for me, I don't think he deserves that. I think he deserves to be where he's put his signature and actually play. But of course, we've got to adhere to the rules.

"I feel bad for him, but I think he's doing his best where he's been placed in Belgium, and I hope that he does eventually get an opportunity to play in the English Premier League."

Meet the rising star, Sthembiso Mkhize

SABC 1’s Uzalo actor Sithembiso Mkhize is one of the rising stars, and he believes acting is his calling as he moves up the ladder in the entertainment Industry.

Sithembiso is currently acting on Uzalo as Mangcobo’s lawyer. He told the Chronicle that he has learnt a lot in the entertainment industry.

Born on 22 February in 1992 at KZN Nqutu, he went to Mgazi Secondary School before studying Electrical Engineering at Mthashana College.   

In an interview, he said that studying engineering was not part of his career plan because he wanted to focus more on acting.

“I could not continue to work as an Electrical Engineer because I realised that acting is my calling,” he said. “I like to experience new things outside entertainment. I started acting in local dramas at a very young age. Being an engineer was one of the challenges I experienced.”

 He has featured in other TV productions including The River, Gold Diggers, Now or Never, Fire and Desire, and Unhappy Birthday. 

 “Having started as a model,” he said, I decided to venture into acting. I am now attending at DNA Academy in Johannesburg Theatre to sharpen my acting skills.”

He said he is currently involved in a local movie shooting. “We are shooting some movies, which I cannot tell you about now,” he said. “Of course there are episode where you will see me again on The River and obviously Uzalo, but I do not want to talk too much about that as of now.”

He added working hard has helped him grow in the media industry. “This industry has taught me a lot,” Sthembiso said, “and I discovered that it is very important to grab whatever opportunity that comes on your way as long as it is in line with your passion. It is also crucial to put a lot of effort in order to make progress, and remember to love yourself before loving something else. ”

In the acting industry, Sthembiso said, some huge challenges include disappointments during auditioning for TV roles. Apart from being an actor, Sthe also runs his own company called Gongo Cleaning Service, Which currently operates in Johannesburg. He said his company was named after his boyhood nick name ‘Gongo’. He is also a music artist specializing on hip-hop and New Age Kwaito.

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.

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