SA female celebrities speak out against rape

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The ongoing rape trial of the senior pastor of a Jesus Dominion International, Pastor Tim Omotoso, has parked outrage in the country. South African female celebrities such as Anele Mdoda, Mona Skenjana and Rami Chuene, also took to social media to voice their disgust and anger towards sexual abuse against women and children in the country. 

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“Watching #OmotosoTrial I’m numb, my mouth is dry, I’m hyperventilating and gripped by unknown fear. I’m convinced that had I been the one on the stand I would have crumbled had my rapists been on trial. Their deaths spared me. Sending love to all these young women(sic),” The Queen actress Rami Chuene said.

While television personality Anele Mdoda shared: “Women are the biggest protectors of rapists and molesters. This is why uncles, fathers, older brothers and cousins can rape sisters in the same house. It’s not that no one sees, it’s because males are constantly protected. Victims have had to self heal years on. Askies Cheryl.”

Actress Mona Skenjana also took to social media to share her views, saying: “What happens when the witness isn’t strong? Do we still rally behind them? Do we still believe them and not doubt them? Why must a woman be a rock to be heard? Trauma breaks the spirit, not all of us are able to carry it well. #OmotosoTrial”

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Clover Krush To Donate 20 000 School Shoes In 2019

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When the 2019 school year kicks off, 20 000 children across South Africa will receive a brand new pair of school shoes to better equip them for the school year ahead. This is all part of the #KrushGoodness project by Clover Krush – a brand synonymous with spreading goodness.

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Now in its second year, the #KrushGoodness project is calling upon South Africans to nominate schools whose children are most in need of school shoes. Nominations are now open and can be made by following the on-pack instructions on promotional Krush products. Krush will go through all nominations and by December 2018, 20 schools from provinces across SA will be selected. These schools will then be visited in the new year where 20 000 scholars will receive their brand new school shoes.

In 2018 upon launching the project, the brand set out to show that adding a little bit of goodness every day has the power to change the world for the better. If we start our day with one good deed, it has the power to transform someone’s day, leading to them adding a bit of goodness to someone else’s day, and so the goodness spreads, ultimately inspiring a world of goodness.

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Miantha Roux, Marketing Manager: Beverages – Clover, notes that when it came time for the brand to commit to spreading goodness in 2019, choosing the school shoe drive again was without hesitation. “The first #KrushGoodness project was an incredible success. Not only did it help 10 000 scholars who were most in need of school shoes, but it opened our eyes to the immense need for school shoes by so many children in communities across SA. That said, we could not allow the project to be a once-off thing, we had to commit to spreading goodness in this way over the long term and so we have committed to a second year of the project where we intend on spreading the goodness even further, by now assisting 20 000 children with school shoes,” says Roux.

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Check out these nominees for the 2018 Feather Awards

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The nominees for the 2018 Feather Awards have been revealed. This year marks the 10th annual Chevrolet Feather Awards. The nominees for this year’s Feather Awards were revealed at Constitution Court in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. 

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Each year, the dramatic Feather Awards recognize and celebrate the LGBTIQA+ community and the iconic personalities and achievers who inspire the community.

Winners of each category are voted for by the LGBTIQA+ community and local media.

“We were not taken seriously in the beginning and people could not see the impact that we made in making sure that the LGBTQIA+ community was heard,” Founder and CEO Thami Kotlolo said.

Celebrities who attended the nominees ceremony included the likes of Rami Chuene, Dr Lex Leo, Refilwe Modiselle, Somizi, Renate Stuurman, Smash Afrika, Bohang Moeko, Ayanda Thabethe and Lucia Mthiyane.

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Rami Chuene joins Thobela FM

Rami Chuene joins Thobela FM

Rami Chuene is a South African actress best known for her soapie roles as Thato on’s Scandal!, as Khomotjo Mojalefa on SABC2’s Muvhango and as Gracious Mabuza Mzansi Magic’s The … Read Full Article