How Your Miss SA Finalists Will Celebrate Heritage Day It’s all about family

As the country celebrates Heritage Day today, a day we all celebrates the diversity of our cultures, the Miss SA top ten finalists have revealed what they will be doing to celebrate the special day.

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Today the smell of delicious braai meat will be permeated through various neighborhoods across the country accompanied by the prestigious #JerusalemaChallenge and traditional regalia’s to lighten the day with positivity and enticing activities.

Let’s find out what our beauty queens will be doing today.

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1. Aphelele Mbiyo.

“Heritage Day speaks to identity, where we come from and what it means to be uniquely diverse in South Africa. The perfect meal for me would be pap and chakalaka with braaied chops which I would love to share with those outside my culture to experience our diversity,” she said.

2. Busisiwe Mmotla.

“I will be spending the day with family and friends and I am sure we will celebrate at home, A good pap served with braai meat, chakalaka and a cold drink. I would share it with my family and friends because we are such a diverse group. My family is made up of different tribes because of inter-marriage and that to me is amazing because when we are together, we are all just speaking in different languages and we are just trying out new foods from all over the country,” she said.

3. Chantelle Pretorius.

“When I think of a meal that takes me back to my childhood, I think of a lovely Sunday lunch around the table with family. To make the most of our gorgeous weather my perfect meal would most definitely be lamb chops, an interesting salad and a braaibroodjie,” she said.

4. Jordan van der Vyver

“I will go with my parents to my grandparents’ house and have a small lunch or dinner. Boerewors, pap en sous will do because it is proudly South African and unique to South Africa. You don’t get this meal anywhere else in the world! I would share it with my family on one of my grandparents’ stoeps.”

5. Karishma Ramde

“I will be in Durban and will be spending the day with my family. I am so excited to see them.” Speaking about what they will prepare she said, ” I would choose a mutton curry with melting potatoes and basmati rice. My mom Komla is the queen of curries and there is nothing that equates to that meal when she makes it. I would share it with my family and friends – it makes me so happy when people look forward to eating curries,” she said.

6. Lebogang Mahlangu

“I usually spend Heritage Day with my family. We have a big lunch and watch TV. I think this year will be extra special because we have not had a lot of time together as a family.” Speaking about her meal choice she said.

“It would have to be the traditional South African “several colours”, which is what home tastes like for me and I would share it with my family. (Several colours is a traditional South African meal that would include beef or chicken for the meat and a whole lot of different coloured sides such as rice, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, beetroot, cabbage, beans salad, morogu, chakalaka etc).” 

7. Melissa Nayimuli

I’ve spent almost a month without seeing my dad and siblings, so I’ll definitely be going home to spend time with them and enjoying a hearty home cooked meal. I really love dombolo and stew, so I would love to have my mom’s dombolo and beef stew, and share it with my entire family,” she said.

8. Natasha Joubert

I will probably spend the day with my family as we celebrate Heritage Day as “braaidag”.  We usually put on a braai and we just have a lovely family day. Everyone is so busy with their work that time with the family is very special for me,”

9. Shudufhadzo Musida

“I will be spending Heritage Day with my family over a good meal. My perfect Heritage Day meal is a good braai or roast with family because it involves togetherness and it tastes like home with a vibe,” she said.

10. Thato Mosehle

I’ll be spending the day in a very bright traditional outfit with my brother and my parents. Anything that includes pap to me would be perfect. Pap is a staple food that has always featured on my plate. I like the fact that it can easily be paired with anything, especially with meat at a braai. I often don’t have time to cook pap as I live alone and it takes quite an effort to make it regularly. Having my mom make it for us on Heritage Day will be very special,” she said

Miss South Africa 2020 will be crowned in Cape Town at a spectacular and entertainment-packed event on Saturday, October 24, from 17h00, which will be screened live on M-Net and Mzansi Magic and streamed for a local and international audience.

The Fergusons Lose A Loved One Go well king

Connie Ferguson recently took to Instagram to share some sad news about their current family situation.

Their family dog has passed away. The dog named King Jesse had been with the Ferguson family for the past 14 years and was their youngest daughter’s ride or die.

The actress shared a few of Jesse pictures with the following message: “A good 14 years with you! Thank you for being our best friend, Alicia’s ride or die for most of her life, and the strongest, bravest dog ever! You are indeed royalty! Rest in power King Jesse. Thank you for the memories!” Celebs with dogs Pasi Koetle and Boity Thulo sent their condolences.

Pasi – Ao Bathong the way I love my dogs I can only imagine gore le ikutlwa jwang.. Askies

Boity – 😭😭😭😭😭💔💔💔💔🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

This is not the first time the Fergusons have opened up about loss. Shona and Connie Ferguson mourned the death of the Ferguson patriarch, Mr Peter Harry Ferguson in May 2019.

Connie Ferguson wrote the following on her Instagram at the time : ”SPECIAL does not even begin to describe you!❤️ We love you Fah, and will miss you dearly. The moments spent with you will forever be entrenched in our memories. Heaven has gained a soldier!🙏🏾 ❤️#RIPPeterHarryFerguson.

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Minnie Dlamini On The Meaning Behind Her Pregnancy Reveal She also schools us about Zulu Culture

About a week or two ago, television personality Minnie Dlamini-Jones broke the internet when she announced that she was expecting her first child with her hubby Quinton.

“I had so many ideas of how I wanted to reveal my pregnancy and as usual I was looking for something that hadn’t be done before.” She wrote. “In the attempt to pay respect to my culture, I did some research on how a Zulu pregnant woman looked like back in the day. ”

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After doing some research, Minnie found out that there are so many symbolic meanings behind the way people dress in the Zulu culture. For example, when a woman wears a hat, it simply means that she is a married woman. “Our culture is so rich with amazing clothing, patterns, colors and designs, all of which have symbolic meaning. For example the hat a woman wears symbolizes that she is a married woman.”

The sports television presenter further explains that the patterns on a dress even explains the gender of the baby if the woman is pregnant. “The clothes she wears symbolizes whether she is a girl, a woman, a wife, or a mother to be. The patterns on a maternity apron determine many things, among which is the sex of the baby.”

The star also revealed that the image from her pregnancy reveal was shit in her backyard. “In this image shot in my backyard, to represent where my child will be raised, I’m dressed in a bespoke Zulu pregnancy apron called “Ingcayici” hand made and beaded by @asandamadyibi.” She further explains. “Historically the hide would have been a gift from my father in law from a hunt. The beadwork and design would have been handand & gifted to me by mother in law with messeges and symbols of the family liniage almost like the western family crest.”

Minnie is proud to off her culture and wants to show off the creativity thereof to the rest of the world. “I’m so proud to show off my culture in a time where so much creativity and evolution has made us look at the art instead of the rich cultural meanings behind the items we fashionably wear today. I am and always will be a proud Zulu woman.”

Somizi’s Knee Leaves Tweeps In Stitches

This trip is going to be a magnificent one and Somizi and Vusi have a lot to celebrate aside from the fact that people keep harassing Vusi over his sexuality and as usual Somizi was there to clap back at the haters.

“angilwi ngiyabuza (I’m not fighting, I’m asking)..what’s the obsession with other people’s sexuality…its as if the answers will improve a certain aspect of your life….or as if it makes one feel better about themselves if they out someone else….trust me he is content and I hope you are too and enjoy your life,” he said.

A tweep said when one comes out, some gain confident to also come out but Somizi rubbished that.

“How many people should come out for people to be comfortable with themselves and why should it take that for them to reach that point…do u think if more black people owned land and the world would mean racism will end …nope…I just think people must deal with their homophobia,” he wrote.

Tebogo Lerole Pens Heartfelt Tribute To Khanyi Mbau’s Late Father

Media personality Khanyi Mbau and Lasizwe on Sunday, September 20 announced that their father Menzi Mcunu had passed away.

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The two personalities shared the same father, and the passing of a parent is never easy and has seen Khanyi take time off social media. The bubbly personality besides posting the news of her father’s passing has shared details about their father’s passing.

Condolences for Khanyi and her family have poured in from their fans and followers and several Mzansi personalities. Khanyi’s ex-boyfriend Tebogo Lerole has taken to social media to pay tribute to Khanyi’s father, who he became close with during their relationship.

In his post, Tebogo offered his condolences to Khanyi and the Mcunu family, “I am so sorry Chunky”.

“I cannot comprehend the agony endured by you and the Mcunu family. I wish to send my unfeigned solace to You, Ousi Mmabatho, Tiara, Lungile, Junior, Lasizwe, Imbale, Sifiso, Ayanda, your Mothers as well as HIS friends, family and colleagues. Your FATHER welcomed me into his home as a son, HE embraced me and held my hand as one of HIS own. To this day I look up and cherish all the exceptional moments spent with MaCingwana as you would aptly call HIM,” wrote Tebogo.

In his post, Tebogo also thanked Khanyi for granting him the opportunity to meet her father and called him a “giant” and asked for his soul to rest in eternal peace.

“I pray for your family’s strength and healing, akwehlanga kungehlanga. Umoya wenu mawuxole during these trying times” In July, Khanyi announced on social media that she and Tebogo had split once again and this time for good.

In a statement posted on Instagram, Khanyi shared that their second attempt as a couple grew them “even further apart”.

“Tebogo Edward billion has chosen to take a different path and have chosen to respect it and let him soar into greatness. And by this we are no longer an item,” shared the media personality.

Khanyi and Tebogo split just after a year-and-a-half after getting back together following their previous split, they had been together for almost a decade together.
“A decade of dating someone comes with great joy and immense difficulty, that fighting to stay together is sometimes not enough. Some paths are meant to cross and certain seasons to pass,” she explained in her post.

The couple may no longer be together but it’s clear to see that they will always be there for each other no matter what.

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