Money is Energy!

Continuing with my money manifestation journey with Linda van der Westhuizen from The Noble Pursuit, it was time to understand the yin yang aspect of money. Did you know that money has a feminine and masculine aspect? Malalignment with either of these will cause the relationship with money to feel like struggle and resistance and often result in a state of lack.

How do you identify the masculine and feminine aspects of money?

The Masculine aspect of money is the doing; structure, planning, the budgets, the investment strategies, the action taken to earn the money, our goals, it’s the facts and figures around money. If money was a person, its masculine aspect would show up as strong, reliable, protective, ready with a plan, intelligent, rational, careful, controlled, organized and able to problem solve.

The behaviours that block the masculine aspect and cause it to be out of alignment are overspending, not facing up to reality of your financial situation, avoiding bank statements and a lack of planning.

The Feminine aspect of money involves the flow of money; the spending and the receiving of money, the dreams and desires that give rise to our goals, it’s the creative side of business for example product design and marketing. The feminine aspect includes communication, connection and relationship building. If money was a person, its feminine aspect would include the fact that it is resilient, nurturing, comforting, loving, a multitasker, comfortable in the dark, hopeful, knowing, trusting, intuitive and compassionate.

The behaviours that block the feminine energy include clinging, desperation, holding and clutching of money, excessive thriftiness, addiction to work, all work and no play.

Achieving balance is part of healing the relationship with money. It is important to determine in which area you lack balance, and to practice habits that are in alignment with either the feminine or masculine aspect.

A few examples of strengthening the masculine aspect include making a money plan (budget), keeping a money diary to track spending, investment strategies, keeping your purse/wallet/workspace clean and organized, keeping your financial documents in order, ensuring bills are paid on time.

A few examples of strengthening the feminine aspect includes prioritizing rest, which is as important as being productive, expressing intense gratitude for the money you already have, renaming money words (like budget/savings accounts) to names that speak from a place of abundance, healing money wounds through self-reflection, identifying limiting beliefs around money and replacing them with beliefs that are more supportive and believing that comfort is as important as saving.

How am I doing in the balance arena?

I have the masculine aspect sorted. When it comes to the ‘doing’ and having facts and figures in place, I have a distinction in this area, but I am out of balance with the feminine aspect. I need to know where my money is going, how I am going to spend it and know how much is left. I need to make sure that payments are made in a timely manner. Basically, I need to be in control all the time and this is where I am practically choking money. It’s the fear of lack, letting go and trusting.

This is what I have been doing to try and gain balance of the feminine aspect of money:

  • Eliminate limiting beliefs and replacing them with what is supportive instead.
  • Taking time to rest, read a book or go for a walk in the garden.
  • Expressing gratitude instead of complaining.
  • Clearing out my cupboards and donate or throw away items that I no longer need, to create space for new.
  • Clear out my office space.

I have always managed money and the fear of letting go of that control, is the fear that things will fall apart. It has been the fear of lack that there just won’t be enough. Through a balance of the feminine and masculine and understanding the nature of money, I am learning that I can change how I interact with money in my outer reality. If you would like to get in touch with The Noble pursuit, you can visit the Instagram page or send an email to linda@riskandforensics.co.za.

Thank you to Linda van der Westhuizen from The Noble Pursuit for the information to support this blog post.

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If Money was a Person

Imagine if money was a person, what would your relationship be like? I looked at the screen and could not believe this very question that Linda Van Der Westhuizen from The Noble Pursuit was asking me. What do you mean if money was a person? If money was a person, I would call that person Scrooge. Why Scrooge? We all know the tale A Christmas Carol with Ebenezer Scrooge by Charles Dickens. The meaning of Scrooge is someone who spends as little money as possible and is not generous and I believe that this is how money has behaving with me. It has been a rocky and unstable relationship.

Continuing with my money manifestation journey with The Noble Pursuit, Linda purposefully asked this question for a very specific reason: Money is energy. Human beings are energy. Relationships are energetic exchanges and money and I have been giving each other some serious bad vibes. To find out how this journey started, please click on the link to read the previous blog post with my interview with Linda: https://tarynvictor.com/journey-with-the-noble-pursuit/

You may ask, Taryn what is your issue with money? What we discussed is that I have been in a lack mentality mindset that began when I was still in primary school. As I grew up and into my adulthood, I would watch my bank account like a hawk, monitoring my expenses down to the last penny to make sure that we get by each month. It was the fear of what if we do not have enough and what if an emergency arrives. Let’s always be prepared for a rainy day. And so, when I overspent, the guilt hit me harder than a brick. I never realised that this energy that I was sending out to the universe, was the same energy that I was receiving, and it was time to break this cycle.

“By personifying money, at least in the initial stages of healing money wounds, we are better able to identify how we feel about money, how we believe it treats us and how we treat it.

We can use the same strategies used to heal broken relationships with our partners, to heal the wounds we have around money. We can learn how to view money differently, how to trust money, how to allow it to support us. “– Linda Van Der Westhuizen, The Noble Pursuit

I decided that it was time to heal my relationship with money and started making some changes:

  • I changed my Emergency Fund to Abundance Fund (this already felt good and positive as abundance was my word for this year.)
  • Every time I would start managing my bank account, I would stop and say, ‘I have enough.’
  • I stopped trying to control every bit that I spent, and actually enjoyed the fact that I could go shopping and buy essentials and know that there are still payments coming through from clients.
  • I started writing 5 things daily that I am thankful for in my gratitude journal.

Today I practice the above almost like it’s second nature. I feel like money and I have reached an understanding and we are now working together instead of against each other.

“Money as a person is only an analogy, and my clients always come back to the fact that money is energy, a neutral resource and we charge the energy of money to a certain frequency or vibration by the meaning we have assigned to it and that is how it will show up in our lives. By changing our thoughts, feelings and beliefs around money we change how we “treat” it and in turn how it “treats” us.” – The Noble Pursuit

If you would like help with your money manifestation journey, or would like to find out about The Noble Pursuit’s upcoming workshops, you can contact Linda directly:

Email: linda@riskandforensics.co.za
Tel: 071 636 7692

Follow The Noble Pursuit on Instagram: https://instagram.com/the_noble_pursuit

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Journey with The Noble Pursuit

Peace and contentment.
Two words that most of us strive to achieve, but we simply cannot get it right. Life is busy. Busy with work, home-schooling, extra activities and taking care of our families. Where do we find the time for peace and contentment?

Over the last few months, I have mentioned in a few social media posts that I was on a journey of self-care and self-discovery. 2020 was a year where I grew from a place where I carried a lot of pain, self-doubt, criticism and honestly, a place where I never felt good enough about myself or anything that I ever did (a blog post for another day). I have come a long way since then and I am grateful for my support system. I am at a point now where I want peace and contentment in my life, but I questioned how I would go about achieving this. Not to long thereafter I attended a workshop by Linda Van Der Westhuizen about self- mastery. Linda took us through a process and showed us how we could step into our power and build a life of peace and contentment. The stars were aligned, and I had found my answer…The Noble Pursuit

I recently interviewed Linda to find out more about The Noble Pursuit:

What is transformational coaching?
Transformational coaching is aimed at permanent and profound change. It’s that simple. Change that is long lasting and aimed at peace and contentment.

Why did you start this journey? How has it changed your life?
I only teach what I have directly experienced. My journey into my “self” has been life long, but it was intensified during the healing process after my divorce. Through my process over the last few years, I have come to such a wonderful place of peace and contentment and I have witnessed how this state has changed my reality dramatically.

Let’s put it to you this way, four years ago I dreaded the start of each day. I was overweight, unhappy and smoking. I felt unsatisfied with my life and depressed. My finances and relationships were a mess. I had no direction and basically did what was necessary to make it through the day. The sad part was that I had done this for so long that it had become normal and even comfortable for me.

Today my life is very different.

I live in paradise and get to do what I love every single day of my life. I scuba dive every weekend and visit the ocean at least twice a week. I travel and meet new people and have new experiences regularly. I have people in my life who care for me and I am financially dependent on no one! I wake up every day grateful for the life I lead and how free I am to live! To thrive!

Who can benefit from this journey?
It’s easy to say everybody could, right? Because we all could do with some peace and contentment, but most people are comfortable to stay right where they are, just like I was. Therefore, I only work with women who are ready and willing to change:

This woman may be going through a life transition and needs support.
She may feel so dissatisfied with her life that the thought of remaining unchanged fills her with more terror than the idea of the “unknown” of change.
She may be struggling to level up in her life or business and needs someone to guide her as she rises up.

These women I call my soul mate clients, the criteria is simple. A woman who is ready and willing to change.

Where do our challenges come from?
Once upon a time we made a decision about how things work. That decision became a rule that informs how we move around in the world and interact in it and that rule is a belief that we hold. Our beliefs are complex, impacting what we think and feel about money, relationships, ourselves, the world, how the world works, the list goes on. In most cases the challenge is as a result of a belief.

“Chose a new belief and the challenge is overcome. That is my method!”

Well, I am willing and ready to change! I have started a 6-week journey with The Noble Pursuit, and I look forward to sharing my progress with you. Please keep an eye on my social media pages to follow my progress.

You can find The Noble Pursuit on Instagram: https://instagram.com/the_noble_pursuit

To find out about the next workshop or how Linda can assist you on your journey to peace and contentment, you can contact her on:

Email: linda@scivs.co.za
Mobile: 0716367692

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Globes Countdown Live

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions (dcp) has announced their partnership with Twitter for “HFPA Presents: Globes Countdown Live,” the official pre-show for the “78th Annual Golden Globe Awards®.”

Actress and recording artist Sofia Carson and NBC Access Hollywood entertainment reporter Zuri Hall will host the 90-minute countdown live from The Beverly Hilton.

The pre-show will stream live from the official Golden Globes Twitter account https://twitter.com/goldenglobes and https://www.goldenglobes.com/ at 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM PST/6:30 PM – 8 PM EST in the United States and 3:00am in South Africa.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the bicoastal “78th Annual Golden Globe Awards®” airing live on NBC coast-to-coast on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PST on NBC and will be available to stream the next day on Peacock.

Viewers can engage with the pre-show directly by participating in the ongoing polls from https://twitter.com/goldenglobes, the results of which will be revealed by the panel, as well as Tweet their questions for a chance to have them asked during the interviews.

Twitter Fleets will also be updated with live content from the pre-show and ceremony. Frontline workers will be included throughout the show during vignettes in which they share their favourite nominated films and television shows that have helped get them through the pandemic.

“This year more than ever, fans have been at home consuming the best in film and television and coming to Twitter to talk about it,” said Sarah Rosen, Head of US Entertainment Partnerships, Twitter. “Partnering with the Golden Globes to bring the official pre-show to Twitter will give fans the opportunity to celebrate the best of entertainment, live and in real time, where the conversation happens.”

About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) was founded in 1943 – then known as the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association – by a group of entertainment journalists based in Los Angeles. During World War II, the non-profit organization established a cultural bridge between Tinseltown and millions of cinema fans around the world who demanded drama and inspiration through entertainment. The HFPA continues to do so today with a membership representing more than 55 countries. Since 1944, the group has hosted the annual Golden Globe® Awards – the premier ceremony which honors achievements in both television and film. The licensing fees from the Golden Globe® Awards has enabled the organization to donate more than $44.5 million to more than 70 entertainment-related charities, film restoration, scholarship programs and humanitarian efforts over the last 25 years. For more information, please visit the Golden Globes website and follow them on Twitter (@GoldenGlobes), Instagram (https://instagram.com/goldenglobes), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GoldenGlobes).

About Zuri Hall:
Zuri Hall (born June 2, 1988) is an American entertainment reporter, television personality, actress and producer. Hall serves as a correspondent for Access Hollywood on NBC. She is also the side-line reporter for NBC’s primetime summer competition show American Ninja Warrior. Zuri is currently the host of the ‘Hot Happy Mess’ — a new podcast, in partnership with iHeartRadio’s Black Effect Podcast Network. HHM is your new go-to podcast for mindfully ambitious Millennial women; committed to sharing diverse stories and point of views.

Information and Image Courtesy of Jarred Doyle Consulting.

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Pointe Shoes, Prayers & A Pandemic

In the midst of a global pandemic, a South African dance teacher has to keep her business afloat and is forced to reinvent her traditional training methods.

Born from a deep need to instil hope in her students during the bleakest of years in 2020, Pointe Shoes, Prayers & A Pandemic is an inspiring documentary short film which encapsulates the journey of Michelle Pieterse and her dance studio; Michelle Leibrandt School of Dance during the turbulent 2020.

The heart-warming and often gut-wrenching film releases to the general public worldwide for free online screening on Friday, 26th February 2021 at 20h00 and will continue to be available for streaming online for a limited viewing period until Monday, 1st March 2021 at 23h59.

Pointe Shoes, Prayers & A Pandemic was filmed in September 2020 and is produced, written and directed by acclaimed screenwriter/producer Ferdinand W. Gernandt, with Michelle Pieterse as Executive Producer. Director of Photography is Gavin Pincus, edited by Andries de Jager of Post Modern, with Music Arrangements by Marlee and Frans van der Merwe.

How did Pointe Shoes, Prayers & A Pandemic come about?

2020 began with great promise and expectations for Michelle Pieterse and MLSD Studio. Her dance classes were jam-packed with eager students who had painstakingly been training and preparing for months for a much-anticipated World Dance Challenge Finals in Portugal. (April 2020)

Then in an instant, those dreams were shattered as COVID-19 came to erase all of it.

Michelle’s concern rachets up to 11 when she is put in a very distressing position when she has to inform her students and their parents that their much-anticipated trip to Portugal was cancelled only days before departing and that they could quite possibly lose all their money invested in the trip. She couldn’t have predicted that a global pandemic would put the whole world in lockdown when the planning for the tour began.

After the hard lockdown when the school could re-open, Michelle promises a safer way of training, only to discover another threat to her business’ survival – her students leaving for a number of reasons, including new financial and economic limitations of the parents also affected by the pandemic.

Through prayer she realises the only way to instill hope and inspire them to achieve their dreams for 2020 is to give her students a platform to showcase their hard work.

During worshipping she knew exactly what her task was:
Produce a film to tell her testimony of how God guided her through every obstacle she faced in 2020 and that through obeying and trusting in Him, it was possible to produce something good, positive, and inspiring. A story of hope and faith.

Michelle looks back on those early dark days of lockdown in 2020:
“The affect was immediate. We went from 130 students to 55. Parents were scared of the virus. Out of the 55 that remained, not all of them could afford dancing, but I couldn’t turn them away. I had parents phoning me and saying, “my child lives to dance, it’s all she wants to do, but I have no income, my business is in debt, I can’t afford dancing anymore, what can we do?” So, I said “she must stay, you’ll pay again when you can. Let’s at least keep our children motivated and positive during this terrible time.”

I also didn’t want the students to fall behind. I knew I had committed dancers, and wanted them to improve even through the lockdown, we have put in too much hard work to let everything just slip away. They will pay again when they can. I carried on with lessons for all. I must give a humble mention to the small portion of parents who continued to pay class fees, it really carried the studio.

I had to upgrade the WiFi to a fibre line, get a new laptop, purchase online editing programmes to be able to make long videos for classes. I suddenly had more expenses, but less income.”

She continues: “This is when I realised the difference between a career and a true calling. Yes, being a dance teacher is my career, it pays my bills, but it’s so much more. Even with very little income, I felt like I was still there for my students, I still had a purpose, I could see them improve even through zoom lessons. We could talk about the lockdown situation and share opinions. By motivating my students, their continuous drive and passion, kept me strong. They were excited to see me every time they logged on to online classes.

Some days were harder than others, juggling a work/life balance. I found out about the sudden passing of my father-in-law while on a zoom class, with toddlers following my every move. I couldn’t share my utmost shock and heartache with them, I had to wait.

Some days I had to put on a fake smile, and eventually that smile turned into a real one.

I wish to develop every single dancer at my studio into the best version of themselves, as a dancer, artist and person.”

Out of the challenges and prayers, came beautiful moments of growth. After a revelation, Michelle knew she needed to create a documentary to pay testament to the journey travelled.  

Thus, Pointe Shoes, Prayers & A Pandemic was born. A story is told of how an artform such as dancing created an escape for South African young dancers.

Says Ferdinand W. Gernandt; “I wanted to produce a project that inspires and facilitate positive change. I wanted to create a supportive environment where the crew and students could be part of a legacy – A message of hope. A motivational beacon of faith. This is what Pointe Shoes, Prayers & A Pandemic is all about…”

International Film Festival Selection

Even prior to release, the film has garnered great attention not only locally but internationally too. The film has already received its first official international festival selection by The Lift-Off Sessions.

The Lift-Off Sessions is a monthly online showcase, dedicated to screening the monthly collection of globally submitted indie shorts and features. With the aim to send each programme out to as wide an audience as possible.

Michelle concludes; “We have a beautiful testimony to share. A legacy these dancers are part of. A story to remind our young dancers and those from the rest of the world, how amazing and strong they really are and that no matter the circumstances, any dream is always within grasp, if we only believe and know that all things are possible through the One who gives us strength.”

Pointe Shoes, Prayers & A Pandemic releases on Friday 26th February at 20h00 (GMT +2) and is available for free online screening worldwide for a limited period until Monday 1st March at 23h59 (GMT +2)

In order to view the film, pre-register online at https://andscene.live/ via “On Demand”

The film is free to view, but there is an option included for the viewer to show their support, should they wish to, of MLSD Studio and future projects (which includes a full-length feature film showcasing their students).

This can be found via the “Buy me a Coffee” link, either at the bottom of the web page, otherwise at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PointeShoesFilm

All support would be welcomed (although not essential to view the film) by the school to help finance the upcoming project and ensure all their students are able to dance again through the support of the MLSD Dancers Fund for current students who cannot afford class fees due to the financial impact of Covid-19 Pandemic.

Pointe Shoes, Prayers & A Pandemic is predominantly in Afrikaans with English subtitles.

To view the trailer, click here.

Pointe Shoes, Prayers & A Pandemic was made with the assistance of the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa.

Information and images courtesy of The Colab Network.

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2 Glasses of Strawberry Milkshake Please

The 25th of September 2016 was a beautiful spring day. We sat in the restaurant looking out on the beautiful sunny day at the block of flats across the road, while enjoying our favourite strawberry flavoured milkshake. Once we placed our orders, we calmly sat and discussed all the exciting things we had planned for the coming year. Just to name a few, here is our bucket list on what we had planned to do together:

  • Take the Citysightseeing Bus in Johannesburg and Soweto
  • Take the Gautrain
  • Visit Magaliesburg

He looked so calm, happy and at peace. These moments that I had with him I would not change for anything. That was the last father and daughter outing I ever had with my father and that is why 25 September is a memory I hold true and dear. If you are reading my blog for the first time, please click on the following link to read the blog post about how remarkable my late father was and about his passing on 6 November 2016: https://tarynvictor.com/nothing-prepared-day/

As the year’s passed by, I found it a bit easier to manage the pain that came with the loss, although not one day went by that I did not miss him or think of him. I found myself dealing with something that was much heavier that I could not let go…I was dealing with guilt and unforgiveness. The heaviness that I carried in my heart was that I was struggling to forgive myself for the past and this was weighing heavily on me.  I blamed myself for not telling him I loved him more, for not doing more for him, for the arguments and disagreements we had from time to time and the things we may have said to each other during those moments that we did not mean. We always resolved the disagreements and forgave each other quickly, but I simply could not forgive myself. Why should I be forgiven? I had the best father in the world and I simply didn’t do enough for him. I failed as his daughter. For over three and a half years this weighed heavily on me. I didn’t know how to break free and forgive myself. I felt that I deserved this punishment.

Last year I reached out to Consciousness Coaches Jade Fedder and Sibylle Sharon who told me about the Forgiveness Masterclass. When I attended the online class, I felt welcomed and it was a safe space where I was not judged. We learned that it all came down to a decision to forgive yourself or to forgive another. After learning about the tools we could use in the journey of forgiveness, brave participants came forward and took the step to forgive. It was such a beautiful thing to see how someone had finally freed themselves from whatever was needed to be forgiven. My turn came and I was asked if I was ready to make the decision. Do you forgive yourself? After remaining silent for some time, I finally answered Sibylle…Yes, I do forgive myself. The tears ran down my cheek like a river flowing down stream. This weight had finally been lifted off my shoulders. Finally, after three and a half years I was finally free of my unforgiveness. I would like to say a special thank you to Coaches Jade and Sibylle for helping me and others to deal with unforgiveness and to let it go.

Forgiveness sets you free and opens up the door to new opportunities and possibilities. If you would like to attend a Forgiveness Masterclass, please send an email to hello@sibylle.co.za. Visit their websites: www.jadecoaching.co.za and www.sibylle.co.za.


You deserve to set yourself free.

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We’re Not Done with Music Sensation Marianthe!

Not even a global pandemic can slow the vivacious MARIANTHE down! After the resounding success of her catchy single Over You earlier in the year and her debut single Me & Myself last July, the vivacious 19-year-old has released her latest single Télos (Done With You):

Marianthe brought her dynamic song-writing team of industry greats Tjaart van der Walt and Matthew Marinus, together again to pen this fun pop, dance-party style track, written in both English and Greek.

She gives more insight into the track; Télos (Done with You) is about having the power to leave behind someone who is messing you around and treating you like a game. I wanted to write about this type of situation, but for it not to be in a “sappy and heart-breaking” manner. I wanted the song to be fun and have a dance-party vibe to it because moving on from this situation should make you feel in control and powerful.”

She continues; “This song is written in Greek and English and that is so special to me because it is showcasing my heritage which I am so proud of.  I wanted this to be different to my previous songs, ‘Me & Myself’ and ‘Over You’, by infusing my heritage in a way that makes it possible for everyone to enjoy.”

Essentially, the Greek lyrics in the song perfectly capture the “no-care” attitude of leaving this person who’s messed you around behind with the translation being, “I’ll show you what I got. I will forget you. My life is one big party without you in it. I’m done with you and I’m not sorry. Who do you think you are.”

It was important to Marianthe to add in the special feature of the Bouzouki – which is a famous traditional Greek 8-stringed guitar that has been part of Greek cultural music for decades. She was thrilled to be able to have Savvas Hajiphilippou (a grade 11 from Saheti School) join her in studio and record this instrument, adding a unique element to the track.

She wanted to capture the pop culture of English music as well as influence her Greek roots in the lyrics and instrumentation.

Co-producer and co-songwriter Tjaart van der Walt adds: “Working with Marianthe is an absolute honor and privilege. It’s a breeze making music with her. Her vocal range and capabilities are next level. She picks up on melodies and harmonies so quickly that it’s frightening. Very musical. She always arrives at the studio with lots of jokes and smiles, making the songwriting and production process a lot of fun. She makes my job very easy. I am very excited to see where her career is going and I am very fortunate to have been able to see how she grew over the years. She is a force to be reckoned with.” 

The timing of the single release was also important to her because it also serves as a kind of ‘farewell’ tribute to South Africa and a ‘thank you’ for all who have supported her thus far on her incredible journey.

Marianthe re-located to London in August 2020 to start an exciting new chapter in her career.

In September, she began her studies at the prestigious Arts Educational Schools (known as ArtsEd) in London as part of a 3-year BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Course. ArtsEd is ranked the top Musical Theatre College in London and is funded by Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

2020 has been a bumper year for Marianthe. Not only two single releases, (with Télos (Done With You) being entirely recorded and released during lockdown), but also finishing her 101 Full Time Industry Course and her ATCL Musical Theatre Exam for Trinity College at Stageworx Performing Arts School.

She also entered the West End Star, Jodie Steele’s Musical Theatre Star Search Competition facilitated by Jodie Steele Associates and with the involvement of The Theatre Café in London, and reached the Top 6 of over 500 submissions.

The world is certainly Marianthe’s oyster as she begins her exciting next chapter in London, while still staying connected to her home of South Africa through her music.

She concludes; “I’m so excited for everyone to listen to Télos (Done With You) and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Here’s to staying in touch across the airwaves!”

‘Télos (Done With You)’ is available now across all major digital platforms: https://smarturl.it/webhcq

Connect with Marianthe on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marianthepanas/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/marianthe_panas
YouTube: Marianthe

Information courtesy of Collett Dawson from The CoLab Network.

Photo credits : Justine Mac Photography

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5FM 5Drive Team Welcomes New Sponsor for Heritage Tour

As Nick Hamman and the 5Drive team continue on their Heritage Tour around South Africa this September, they’ll need to keep taking the necessary precautions as they travel between hotels and tourism spots. The team can be rest assured that all their sanitizing needs are being taken care of with the proudly South African brand, EF-Active, joining the tour as a new sponsor this year alongside Robertson’s.


South Africans have had a challenging year. Finally, there are opportunities to safely start getting out there again. Now more than ever, we should head out and explore our beautiful country and invest in its people. The tour this year has been doing just that. It’s also been incredible to have the team with us. Everyone from Myself, Nadia, Bibi, Jude, Mad Money Mike and Dale bring different perspectives. We all love South Africa and are passionate about sharing that love with South Africans every day on the tour.  It’s been amazing to have EF-Active come on board to look after us and help us be safe this year,” comments Nick Hamman.

Having embarked from the Northern Cape at the start of September, the team – Nick Hamman, Jude van Wyk (sports), Nadia Romanos (news), Bibi Mbangula (traffic) and producer, Mad Money Mike – have been well-stocked with EF-Active’s range of scented sanitizing aerosols, sanitizing hand cream and Mistizer foggers.  And the brand will continue to ensure the team is protected when they return home. 

The EF-Active team is excited to be a part of the fourth annual Heritage Tour.  Especially with lockdown restrictions lifting, more than just celebrating South Africa’s rich heritage and culture, our campaign with the 5Drive team is an important initiative to educate people on precautions they should be taking in their day-to-day lives in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, ” adds EF-Active’s CEO, Salil Dhingra.   

EF-Active has grown into a competitive player on the market, offering sustainable, cost conscious and game-changing hygiene products.  Developed and manufactured in South Africa, EF-Active’s uniquely scented sanitizing aerosols are NRCS approved as being suitable for hands, surfaces and air.  The Mistizer (fogger) is an essential item for any travel bag, office boardroom or home and the sanitizing hand cream with moisturising shea butter and Vitamin E is the first of its type on the market.  The EF-Active range is available at Dis-Chem and Clicks stores nationwide.

Follow the team’s journey across the country on 5FM’s social media platforms and visit www.5fm.co.za for further information.  Every week day for the next four weeks (21 September to 16 October), the 5Drive team will be showcasing one of the products and how it has ensured their protection during a variety of moments on tour and when they return back home.  During the week, listeners can enter a weekly give-away by watching the Heritage Diary video and answering a relevant question.    

About EF-Active

At the height of a global pandemic, GAHC Pty Ltd flipped the face of fast-moving consumer goods in a short space of time.  Seeing an opportunity, the company’s leadership committed their previous experience to developing their own brand, EF-Active.  What has resulted is a sustainable, cost conscious and game-changing hygiene business providing innovative solutions to sanitizing products.

Stay protected with EF-Active.  Follow the conversation:
#StopSprayRepeat #5DHeritageTour
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EFActiveSA
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ef_activesa
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ef-active

About 5FM

5FM is not just a radio station. 5FM is a multimedia brand that builds and shares content across digital and on-air media channels informed by a youthful community. 5FM’s purpose is to bring together youthful South Africans through the power of music. As an entertainment powerhouse 5FM features some of the most well-known media personalities and music DJs in South Africa.  The station embraces content that is relevant, youthful and co-created with the 5FM community while proudly supporting the South African music industry. 5FM has won numerous awards, including seven consecutive Generation Next awards for Coolest Radio Station, 2012 Commercial Station of the Year at the MTN Radio Awards and the Most Influential International Station at the Worldwide Radio Summit in Los Angeles. 5FM lives loud!

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The 2019 Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards® Finalists Announced

Comedy is one of the fastest growing industries on the African continent and this year, The Annual South African Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards (CCAs), with Savanna Premium Cider as its main sponsor, is at the fore of celebrating this amazing progression and the individuals whose efforts have earned the industry such results. Once again, the numbers tell the story of an industry booming and being consumed en masse by patrons across platforms at a greater rate than ever before.

The biggest change in this year’s competition process was the move from mobile to an online voting mechanism for the Audience Choice category. We saw well over 100 000 votes come in for 287 comedians from across 70 countries, highlighting that African comedy is truly a global product.

Segmentation, although generally perceived as negative, has been good for comedy and is evident with the Native Tongue category growing considerably over the last 2 years. This subtle market dissection has compelled regions to start establishing venues to cope with this growth, which bodes well for the future of comedy.

The industry, its supporters and the media gathered at The Venue in Melrose Arch on Wednesday the 10th of July where the nominees were revealed. The list this year is one of the most exciting, featuring the very best comedic talent across the continent. The coveted Waldo statuettes will once again be up for grabs and seeking a new place on the mantles of the most deserving comics this year.

And the nominees are:

COMEDY G AWARD

Chris Forrest (JHB)

Loyiso Gola (JHB)

Barry Hilton (CPT)

Conrad Koch (CPT)

Celeste Ntuli (JHB)

SAVANNA NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Reagen Allen (CPT)

Cyril Basker (DBN)

Waylene Beukes (JHB)

Emilio Tobias (JHB)

Chomi Ya Jeso (JHB)

NEXT LEVEL AWARD

Tsitsi Chiumya (JHB)

Bongani Dube (JHB)

Lindy Johnson (CPT)

Abuti Lolo (MPUMALANGA)

Nonto R (KZN)

THE NATIVE TONGUE AWARD

Chomi Ya Jeso (JHB)

Mashabela Galane (JHB)

Celeste Ntuli (JHB)

Siyabulela Seya (JHB)

Simphiwe Shembe (KZN)

THE FLYING SOLO AWARD

Loyiso Gola (JHB)

Skhumba Hlophe (JHB)

Conrad Koch / Chester Missing (CPT)

Mpho Popps Modikoane (JHB)

Celeste Ntuli (JHB)

THE COMICS’ PEN AWARD

Lazola Gola (JHB)

Kagiso Lediga (JHB)

Milo (Camilo Saloojee) (JHB)

Rea Moeti (JHB)

Mpho Osei-Tutu (JHB)

Almost News with Chester Missing (JHB)

THE BEST FRIEND OF COMEDY AWARD

Goliath & Goliath (JHB)

David Kau (JHB)

Parkers Comedy Club/Joe Parker (JHB)

Simphiwe Shembe (KZN)

#ER Comedy What What ((JHB)

THE HEADLINER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Robby Collins (JHB)

Skhumba Hlophe (JHB)

Mpho “Popps” Modikoane (JHB)

Siyabulela Seya (JHB

Carl Weber (CPT)

THE SAVANNA COMIC OF THE YEAR AWARD

Robby Collins (JHB)

Loyiso Gola (JHB)

Skhumba Hlophe (JHB)

Mpho “Popps” Modikoane (JHB)

Celeste Ntuli (JHB) 

THE SAVANNA PAN-AFRICAN COMIC OF THE YEAR

Now in its third year, this award has transcended borders and helped many comedians speak the same language – funny. Savanna Premium Cider continues to support comedy across the continent, making it even more accessible to fans. This year the nominees feature luminaries revered on the African continent and beyond.

This year’s nominees are:

Kansiime Anne (Uganda)

Basketmouth (Nigeria)

Chingliz (Zambia)

Long John the Comedian (ZIMBABWE)

Alfred Kainga (ZIMBABWE)

THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

The voice of the fan is supremely important and this award is for them to shout their favourite’s name from the rooftops. With this being the only award that’s open for public voting, the five nominees in this category will have their work cut out for them in creating a campaign that garners them maximum votes from the public to ensure their victory. Voting for this category is accessible online at www.comicschoice.co.za and closes on the 31st of August 2019.

The nominees are:

Blaque Gzus (NORTH WEST PROVINCE)

Chantal Jax (CPT)

Thato Malebati (LIMPOPO)

Pele-Pele (JHB)

Kwanda Radebe (KZN)

THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT RECIPIENT

“The wise person doesn’t ask, What have I achieved?, but rather, What have I contributed?” – Marianne Williamson

This year’s recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achiever Award is Soli Philander. Soli Philander is a South African actor, director, comedian, playwright and columnist. A well-respected member of the comedy fraternity, the Cape Town native is no doubt a pioneer and legend deserving of this accolade through his work on TV and at theatres around the globe.

As our Lifetime Achiever Award Recipient, Soli Philander will be featured in the ceremonial “Grilling of a Lifetime”, which will take place on the 21st of August 2019 in Johannesburg. We have become accustomed to this type of occasion being the ultimate sign of endearment within the comedy scene and this year will be no different.

About the Award Ceremony

The Savanna CCAs spring to life on Saturday the 7th of September 2019 at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg. The night promises to once again elevate the status of comedy as an A-List offering. There will be fashion, entertainment and of course loads of laughs. The theme this year – “Funny Money,” – explores the journey of the comedian from Newcomer to Lifetime recipient and their interactions with unscrupulous promoters and managers. This one is not to be missed.

There are only a limited number of tickets for the award ceremony on sale to the public; get yours here:

The dress code is “glamorous with emphasis on designer labels”.

The Savanna CCAs thanks its partners – Savanna Premium Cider, Chatz Connect, Kaya FM 95.9, Channel24, Sound Stylists and Stageworks.

For more information:

Event Info: www.comicschoice.com

Email: info@comicschoice.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sa.comics.choice.awards

Twitter: @Comics­_Choice

Instagram: ComicsChoice

In partnership with Savanna Premium Cider, Chatz Connect, Kaya FM 95.9, Channel24, Sound Stylists and Stageworks.

Issued on behalf of The Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards

By Whacked Management

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Mo Magic Live!

Having captivated audiences on television and stages internationally, Mo Magic will leave you spellbound by his combination of world class magic, mystifying mentalism and family friendly comedy.

This interactive season at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton, running from 27 – 31 August 2019 for five shows only, is one of a kind experience that you can share with the whole family.

Mo Magic, affable and charming, will keep you entertained as he takes you on a journey of joy and delight. The show combines a number of illusions and routines from Mo’s various theatre productions along with a few new surprises so don’t miss this short season in Johannesburg.

Mo Magic has been astounding audiences on a full time basis since 2010. He discovered his passion for the art of magic whilst studying for his engineering degree.

In the 9 years that followed, Mo Magic has achieved so much.  His TV series on SABC3 was the second most watched South African series on SABC3!  Mo Magic’s contribution to the art of magic has been recognised in the international magic community as he is the first and only South African magician to be featured on the cover of the world’s largest magazine.

Mo believes that the art of magic is a beautiful metaphor for living the impossible and his uplifting performance contains a positive message of believing in your dreams, experiencing joy and whether you are a fan of magic, the arts or want to escape the day to day routine, this show is perfect for you, family, friends and colleagues.

Show Dates: Tuesday 27th -Saturday 31 August 2019 (5 shows only)

Time: 8:15pm

Duration: 90 minutes

Ticket Price : R165

Book at  Computicket

Watch the Mo Magic Video Showreel on Youtube:

http://bit.ly/2pTupnL

Information courtesy of  Debra Batzofin and the Colab Network.

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