Sunday, June 8, 2014

Who will be the uShaka King & Queen this year? & Events & Auditions for MC's

10th Annual Ushaka King and Queen Hopefuls

Here they are! The 2014 semi finalists! The talent was exceptional at the tenth semi finals of Mr and Miss uShaka which took place recently at Wet n Wild! The contestants went through a series of interviews and now gear themselves up for the title which is to take place on Saturday, June 21st at the Dolphin Stadium starting at 7pm.

Prizes for this year’s event total R50 000, and includes over R25 000 Cash, cruises on the MSC Opera, a photographic portfolio, as well as public relations support from S&A Marketing. For more information contact Thresa Harker on (031) 328 8000 or visit or go to the uShaka facebook page and “like” your favourite finalist! Be sure to book for this gala event!

                                                                              Mr uShaka semi finalists

Standing (L-R) – Jorgen Robert (Eston), Jonathan Jonkerman (Queensburgh), Wade Groom (Hillcrest), Tsepo Gumede (Durban), Nhlakanipho Mjweni (Mgababa), Vuyo Ngwabe (Umlazi)
Seated (L-R) - Thando Bhengu (KwaMashu), Julian Morgan (Phoenix), Norman Knoetze (Berea), Khayelihle Mkhize (Amanzimtoti), Tristan Laatz (Hillcrest), Phakamani Kumalo (Umlazi), Brian Makhanya (KwaDabeka), Xolisa Sobhuza (Margate). Not in picture: Nathan van Wyk (Durban North)

                                                                            Miss uShaka semi finalists

Back row (L-R) – Anele Nzuza (KwaMashu), Amy-Louise Nel (Pietermaritzburg), Nicole Bulose (Imsume Mission), Ciana Brown (Amanzimtoti), Ciara James (Wentworth), Kay-Leigh Richards (Sydenham) , Nonjabulo Mkhwanazi (Umlazi), Lizane Lazarus (Isipingo Beach), Jamie-Lee Harris (Bluff), Chanelle Wilmans (Pinetown), Dominique de Beer (Bluff), Kristen Pretorius (Queensburgh)
Seated (L-R) – Samantha Feldtman (Morningside), Jodie Insel (Durban North), Shante Gumede (Newlands East)

(Pictures by Val Adamson) 

Events Around Durban

Albert Frost - Live - The Venue - 13 June 2014 

Durban Chamber



FRIDAY, 20 JUNE 2014
08:00 – 10:30
Chamber Square, Lion Match Office Park
892 Umgeni Road

Sharmala Pillay – 031- 335 1017

National Auditions for Aspiring MCs to host Awards Ceremony
Dynamic young presenters are invited to audition to MC the Finals of the 2014 ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Scholarships Awards.
After a countrywide series of auditions due to take place in June, the sixth annual ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships will culminate in a Final performance, allowing the six finalists the opportunity to showcase their acting, dancing and singing abilities to a live audience and an independent panel of judges. Performed in the format of a variety show, the showcase of their talents needs to be brought together by a charismatic presenter into a seamless performance for the audience and judges to enjoy. The finalists will be competing to win one of three performing arts scholarships, with a combined value of R315 000. The event, hosted by UJ Arts & Culture at the University of Johannesburg, will take place on 13 October 2014.

“Deciding to audition means that you have already completed the most daunting step,” says Altovise Lawrence, host of the 2013 Scholarship Awards Finals. “Being awarded the chance to be the ACT Scholarship Awards MC for 2013 was the opportunity for me to push myself to the limit. It was a gift and I was given a chance to showcase my talent on one of the biggest stages in my career thus far. The most important lessons that I walked away with was that it requires a team to see a vision through - that I do not have all the answers and that as people, it really makes a difference when we listen more.”

“The ability to captivate an audience and take them through a journey that keeps them engaged is increasingly becoming a highly sought skill and career path. As a bank for all, Nedbank is committed to providing such opportunities to young and talented people who want to make their dreams happen” explains Maseda Ratshikuni, Head: Nedbank Cause Marketing. “We have been so impressed with previous MCs of the Scholarship Awards, that they have been approached to take on further work for Nedbank and other corporates.”

Auditions for the person to fulfill this role of ‘dynamic host’ will take place around the country on the same dates as the auditions for the Scholarships themselves. There is no registration fee, and interested candidates can apply in writing, to Rahiem at, who will supply audition material and details. Closing date for the MC registrations is the 13th of June 2014.

Auditions will take place:

Saturday, 28 June: Durban, hosted by Stable Theatre

Monday, 30 June: Cape Town, hosted by The Stage in Bellville

Wednesday, 2 July: Port Elizabeth, hosted by the PE Opera House

Tuesday, 15 July: Johannesburg, hosted by UJ Arts Centre

Wednesday, 16 July: Johannesburg, hosted by UJ Arts Centre

Saturday, 19 July: Nelspruit, hosted by Church Unlimited (R40 Baberton Rd.)

Saturday, 26 July: Bloemfontein, hosted by the Scaena Theatre at the University of the Free State

For more information or to register for participation in the Scholarships programme, please

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