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Tshwane Gospel Choir Auditions 2022-2023 | Audition Date & Venue

Tshwane Gospel Choir Auditions 2022/2023, Application, How to Apply, Vocalist, Date, Songs & Venue

 

 

ABOUT Tshwane Gospel Choir Auditions

Tshwane Gospel Choir is a unique community of vocally talented souls from South Africa. With a combination of beautiful harmonies with joyful rhythms, TGC upholds the purpose of serving the community at large through song. The Tshwane Gospel Choir performs contemporary gospel music which interprets African sounds using a variety of musical instruments.

In 2009, a dream and a vision came alive when Bheki Langa, with the help of his wife Boitumelo Langa, formed the Tshwane Gospel Choir with a dream of developing young people by giving them a platform to showcase their talent in order to expose them to international stages. ‚ÄúWe formed TGC to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music with a mix of a contemporary gospel sound.‚ÄĚ

This multi-cultural 34 .and a 6-piece band ensemble perform songs in English, Zulu, Xhosa, Sesotho, Setswana, and Sepedi. With their style of music, the choir resonates well with South Africans of all cultures and language groups, starting with the young right through to the old. This is evident in their packed live performances where loyal crowds of all ages can be seen dancing and singing along to almost every song with unrelenting energy.

God is using Tshwane Gospel Choir to transform hearts across the country. There is a power and truth in Gospel music that connects with the human spirit like nothing else, and leads people to Christ!

 

Things To Do Before Attending An Audition

 

When preparing to ace that singing audition, here are 8 things to put in place;

  • Identify The Concept Of The Audition:¬†There are several types of an audition. It could be an audition for a musical theatre, an Opera house, a singing competition, a talent hunt, a choral audition, etc. An Audition comes with its criteria. You are to find out the concept the organizers intend to achieve at the end of the audition I.e. Do not attend a church choir audition performing a secular pop song.
  • Select The Right Songs:¬†Make sure that you choose songs that are simple and short. Songs that you can easily sing and will bring out the best of your voice. If there are lists of selected songs that you have to choose from, please choose songs that best suit your range.
  • Rehearse The Songs:¬†Do not go to the audition hall without rehearsing your chosen song. Get people to listen to your rehearsals and ask them to share their opinion of your performance.
  • Pick The Right Cloth OR Costume:¬†Remember that how you dress is how you want to be addressed. Some auditions might accommodate casual dressing while some would require classy dressing. Just ensure that your dressing does not redirect your judges from focusing on your song.
  • Warm Up And Exercise:¬†This should be a daily routine for every singer. Nevertheless, ensure to have warmed your voice with vocal exercises before going in for an audition.
  • Stay Hydrated:¬†Drink a lot of water (room temperature). Staying hydrated makes you feel relieved and vocally healthy for the next song.
  • Stay Positive:¬†There is a tendency for you to fear and worry. Do not be afraid. Stay positive. See yourself as a talented singer that the world needs to hear. Even if all the contestants before you were rejected. Have the confidence that you would be unique to your judges.
  • Prayer:¬†Do not forget to pray. Prayer goes a long way to ensure that your presence at the audition will be filled with grace.

 

Tshwane Gospel Choir Audition Opening, Date & Venue

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Tshwane Gospel Choir: Apply to Tshwane Gospel Choir Auditions 2022/2023

Tshwane Gospel Choir Auditions 2022/2023, vocalist Date, Songs, Venue

 

 

ABOUT Tshwane Gospel Choir Auditions

Tshwane Gospel Choir is a unique community of vocally talented souls from South Africa. With a combination of beautiful harmonies with joyful rhythms, TGC upholds the purpose of serving the community at large through song. The Tshwane Gospel Choir performs contemporary gospel music which interprets African sounds using a variety of musical instruments.

In 2009, a dream and a vision came alive when Bheki Langa, with the help of his wife Boitumelo Langa, formed the Tshwane Gospel Choir with a dream of developing young people by giving them a platform to showcase their talent in order to expose them to international stages. ‚ÄúWe formed TGC to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music with a mix of a contemporary gospel sound.‚ÄĚ

This multi-cultural 34 .and a 6-piece band ensemble perform songs in English, Zulu, Xhosa, Sesotho, Setswana, and Sepedi. With their style of music, the choir resonates well with South Africans of all cultures and language groups, starting with the young right through to the old. This is evident in their packed live performances where loyal crowds of all ages can be seen dancing and singing along to almost every song with unrelenting energy.

God is using Tshwane Gospel Choir to transform hearts across the country. There is a power and truth in Gospel music that connects with the human spirit like nothing else, and leads people to Christ!

 

Things To Do Before Attending An Audition

When preparing to ace that singing audition, here are 8 things to put in place;

  • Identify The Concept Of The Audition:¬†There are several types of an audition. It could be an audition for a musical theatre, an Opera house, a singing competition, a talent hunt, a choral audition, etc. An Audition comes with its criteria. You are to find out the concept the organizers intend to achieve at the end of the audition I.e. Do not attend a church choir audition performing a secular pop song.
  • Select The Right Songs:¬†Make sure that you choose songs that are simple and short. Songs that you can easily sing and will bring out the best of your voice. If there are lists of selected songs that you have to choose from, please choose songs that best suit your range.
  • Rehearse The Songs:¬†Do not go to the audition hall without rehearsing your chosen song. Get people to listen to your rehearsals and ask them to share their opinion of your performance.
  • Pick The Right Cloth OR Costume:¬†Remember that how you dress is how you want to be addressed. Some auditions might accommodate casual dressing while some would require classy dressing. Just ensure that your dressing does not redirect your judges from focusing on your song.
  • Warm Up And Exercise:¬†This should be a daily routine for every singer. Nevertheless, ensure to have warmed your voice with vocal exercises before going in for an audition.
  • Stay Hydrated:¬†Drink a lot of water (room temperature). Staying hydrated makes you feel relieved and vocally healthy for the next song.
  • Stay Positive:¬†There is a tendency for you to fear and worry. Do not be afraid. Stay positive. See yourself as a talented singer that the world needs to hear. Even if all the contestants before you were rejected. Have the confidence that you would be unique to your judges.
  • Prayer:¬†Do not forget to pray. Prayer goes a long way to ensure that your presence at the audition will be filled with grace.

 

Tshwane Gospel Choir Audition Opening, Date & Venue

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The Taste Master SA – Baking Edition Season 3 | Entry Form

The Taste Master SA – Baking Edition 2023, Entry Form, Term & Conditions, How to Enter & How to Upload your entry Video

 

 

About the The Taste Master SA – Baking Edition

The highly-anticipated second season of the SAFTA award-winning show,¬†The Taste Master¬†The Taste Master¬†returns to the small screen on Friday, 10 September at 19:00 on SABC 2 ‚Äď and this time, it‚Äôs all about baking.


In association with Royal Baking Powder and Samsung appliances, the new season promises to showcase more good food and high drama as the contestants are set to put their baking skills to the ultimate test.

 

‚ÄúWe‚Äôre sure that¬†Taste Masters SA: Baking Edition¬†is going to uncover a treasure trove of new¬†talent, and Royal Baking Powder is going to be there every step¬†‚ÄĒ and¬†spoon! ‚ÄĒ¬†of the way, helping these¬†soon-to-be master-bakers as they whip up their culinary creations,‚ÄĚ says Marli Visagie, the Mondelńďz Category Brand Manager for Beverages, Meals, Gum & Candy CEA; Meals South Africa.

Royal Baking Powder aims to inspire South Africans of all ages to get baking and with a baking tradition that stretches back for generations, Royal Baking Powder can’t wait to reach an entirely new generation of aspiring bakers.

This season, Zola Nene returns to the judging panel and will be joined by artisanal baker Fritz Schoon who makes his judging debut this season.

 

Zola Nene is no stranger to the world of television. This celebrity chef and author is best known as the resident chef on the SABC 3 breakfast show Expresso. Zola’s journey with food started while studying for a BCom Law degree. Two years into the degree, Zola realised that it was not the career path that she wanted. So, she applied for a holiday working visa and went to England where she looked for a job in a professional kitchen. There, she worked in a brasserie in Cheshire for two years, first as a hot section chef and then as the head pastry chef.

 

After her two-year stint in England, Zola returned to South Africa and enrolled at the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch. She specialised in Food Media in her third year of studies and subsequently worked at Top Billing magazine as a food assistant for six months. In 2010, Zola started her career as a celebrity chef by joining the Expresso Morning Show which ultimately saw her releasing her first cook book in 2016 called Simply Delicious while landing a stint of other impressive hosting and judging spots.

 

Fritz Schoon has always been passionate about food but his appetite for baking, specifically artisanal breads, has made him one of the most sought-after bakers in South Africa. Fritz’s career officially began after he completed an apprenticeship with a fifth-generation Austrian master baker. It was then when he built a wood-fired oven at the back of the old bank building in Stellenbosch in 2010 which eventually turned into the popular Oude Bank Bakkerij.

 

Fritz’s obsession with bread and pastries has catapulted him into a household name. The baker owns a number of SCHOON Cafés around the Western Cape and his bread has also become a staple at a number of popular restaurant chains across the country. His knowledge and passion for baking makes him the perfect addition to The Taste Master: Baking Edition.

 

The winner of The Taste Master SA: The Baking Edition will receive a Samsung oven, microwave and vacuum cleaner for their star kitchen, a Thermomix to the approximate value of R26 000, their choice of premium Le Creuset prizes to the approximate value of R15 000 and a cash prize.

 

 

Enter The Taste Master Season 3

Are you all about that perfect rise, the crispest crumb, and the lightest sponge? Are you a legend in the baking?

If you’re ready to bake it till you make it then enter the new Season of Taste Master SA starting in July on SABC2. Become South Africa’s next baking legend and stand the chance to win R50 000 cash and your share of R50 000 worth of prizes.

 

HOW TO ENTER

1. Fill out the form

2. Upload a video about yourself, tell us why you love baking and show us a wonder you have baked with tried and trusted Royal Baking Powder.

Please note ‚Äď Entries close midnight Monday 25 April 2022. Ts&Cs Apply

 

ENTRY FORM

PLEASE NOTE

Your entry will not be considered without a video entry.
There is a 1GB video size limit. Please use an online video compressor if your video size exceeds the upload limit.
Entries close midnight Monday 25 April 2022. Ts&Cs Apply

All complete entries will be viewed. Successful candidates will be contacted by 20 May 2022.

Terms and conditions apply.


Click here to see the full Ts&Cs for Season 3


PLEASE NOTE: If you are experiencing issues filling out the form or uploading your video

please email us with the info on your form and a link to download your video. Email thetastemastersa@gmail.com

 

TIPS

Here are some tips on how to make your entry video extra delicious:

Spend about 30 seconds telling us about yourself, what is your name, where are you from, what are your hobbies and interests, why you love baking and of course tell us why you think you’re a legend in the baking! We want to get to know you through this video so be open about yourself and your baking story.

Then in the same video, spend 30 seconds showing off some of those sick baking skills, and show us something you have baked using Royal Baking Powder, bonus points for including Royal Baking Powder in your shot. Get creative and tell us why you have baked this wonder! We want to see what you’re baking for our video, so film yourself with your final cake or cookies or pie (or whatever your imagination can come up with) rather than filming photos of stuff you have baked in the past.

South Africa Festivals | Carnivals

South Africa Festivals | Carnivals

 

from jazz festivals to kite-flying contests, gay pride to Mozart festivals, and even minstrel carnivals, festivals in South Africa celebrate everything under the sun.

We give you the low-down on the best South African festivals so you start planning your social agenda, all year-round.

 

Cape Town Minstrel Carnival 

The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival, also known as the Kaapse Klopse, is an annual street parade dating back to the mid-nineteenth century, when slaves in Cape Town were given one day off per year. There’s a colorful array of music and dancing with songs dating back to the 1800’s, and the entertainment starts from 12:00 with an opening ceremony on the Grand Parade at around 13:00.

Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (Johannesburg)

Originally organized in 2006 in commemoration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 250th birthday anniversary, the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival has developed into a highly successful and well-loved annual classical music event.

Cape Town Pride (Cape Town)

The ever-increasing success of Pride in Cape Town draws many visitors to the city. There is a procession with floats through the CBD as well as numerous parties dedicated to LGBTQI lifestyles.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival (Cape Town)

Also known as Africa’s Grandest Gathering, the annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival is the culmination of world-renowned musicians providing a cohesive star-studded line-up. It was formerly known as the North Sea Jazz Festival, which was created by Dutch jazz promoter Paul Acket.

Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees ‚Äď Oudtshoorn

The Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees is an annual Afrikaans language arts festival that includes both visual and performing arts. Based on the number of visitors, it is now also the largest South African arts festival.

Splashy Fen Music Festival (Durban)

Splashy Fen Music Festival is, in fact, South Africa’s longest-running and oldest music festival, which takes place in Durban. It celebrates life, art, music, people, love laughter, fun, and enjoyment, and all this within a world heritage site (The Drakensberg).

South African Cheese Festival (Stellenbosch)

With more than 170 exhibitors, this culinary local cheese and agriculture festival is a feast for the palate. In addition to a wide variety of cheeses, there are also delicacies of boutique gins, insect ice cream, pastas and pesto.

 

Wacky Wine Weekend (Robertson)

The Wacky Wine Weekend is a local food and wine festival with tasting tours, live music and sports. Set in the beautiful Robertson wine valley, they also offer arts and crafts and the chance to enjoy award-winning wine paring sessions.

 

Big Five Marathon (Limpopo Province)

Held right alongside the African savannah‚Äôs impressive wildlife, the¬†Big Five Marathon¬†allows runners from all over the world to meet in one of the most spectacular ‚ÄúBig Five‚ÄĚ game reserves and race to the finish. There are no fences, rivers or anything that separate the runners from the African wildlife.

 

Innibos (Nelspruit)

Popular arts festival Innibos takes place in Nelspruit and covers adult and children’s theater. More than 200 artists, actors and musicians attend each year, and perform cabaret, literature, dancing, and drama.

 

National Arts Festival (Grahamstown)

The 45th National Arts Festival transforms a sleepy Grahamstown and explodes across 90 venues to become Africa’s largest multi-arts festival, attracting more than 200,000 visitors. There are more than 2,000 performances with a program of more than 600 events.

 

Cape Town Funny Festival (Cape Town)

Popular comedy festival presenting the best South African comedians as well as famous international variety acts on the same stage. Performers and stand-up comics take to the stage in this month-long winter festival.

 

Aardklop (Potchefstroom)

Founded in 1998, this arts festival held in Potchefstroom celebrates Afrikaans theater, dance, as well as other art forms.

 

 

Macufe Mangaung African Cultural Festival (Bloemfontein)

MACUFE is a cultural festival, with theater productions, an arts and crafts exhibition, a beauty pageant, and the Sparta Macufe Cup at the Free State stadium. .

 

Cape Town International Kite Festival

Cape Town International Kite Festival takes place on the lawns of the Zandvlei Nature Reserve and attracts over 20,000 visitors who come to see the brightly colored array of kites from across the world.

South African Public Holidays – 2022/2023 Important Dates

South African Public Holidays – 2022/2023 Important Dates

 

Living in South Africa? Here’s a list of all the South African public holidays you need to know in 2022 and 2023, as well as other important dates to make a note of on your calendar.

Whether you’re living in South Africa or just visiting, it’s important to note the dates of South Africa’s holidays. This is because many public institutions and companies close on these days.

To ensure you don’t miss out on anything important, our guide puts together a list of South Africa’s public holidays as well as important dates for your calendar.

Introduction to South African public holidays

Public holidays in South Africa are generally referred to as bank holidays. There are 12 annual South African bank holidays as determined by the Public Holidays Act. When holidays in South Africa fall on a Sunday, the following Monday is typically given as a public holiday.

Here is a list of public holidays in South Africa in 2022 and 2023 as well as other important South African holidays.

South African public holidays during 2022

  • 1 January (Saturday):¬†New Year‚Äôs Day
  • 21 March (Monday):¬†Human Rights Day
  • 15 April (Friday):¬†Good Friday
  • 18 April (Monday):¬†Family Day
  • 27 April (Wednesday):¬†Freedom Day
  • 1 May (Sunday):¬†Workers Day
  • 2 May (Monday):¬†Workers Day holiday
  • 16 June (Thursday):¬†Youth Day
  • 9 August (Tuesday):¬†National Women‚Äôs Day
  • 24 September (Saturday):¬†Heritage Day
  • 16 December (Friday):¬†Day of Reconciliation
  • 25 December (Sunday):¬†Christmas Day
  • 26 December (Monday):¬†Christmas Day holiday/Day of Goodwill

Important dates in South Africa during 2022

  • 8 May (Sunday):¬†Mother‚Äôs Day
  • 26 May (Thursday):¬†Ascension Day
  • 5 June (Sunday):¬†Pentecost
  • 19 June (Sunday):¬†Father‚Äôs Day
  • 18 July (Monday):¬†Nelson Mandela Day ‚Äď events run throughout July
  • 1 November (Tuesday):¬†All Saints‚Äô Day
  • 31 December (Saturday):¬†New Year‚Äôs Eve

South African public holidays during 2023

  • 1 January (Sunday):¬†New Year‚Äôs Day
  • 2 January (Monday):¬†New Year Holiday
  • 21 March (Tuesday):¬†Human Rights Day
  • 7 April (Friday):¬†Good Friday
  • 10 April (Monday):¬†Family Day
  • 27 April (Thursday):¬†Freedom Day
  • 1 May (Monday):¬†Workers Day
  • 16 June (Friday):¬†Youth Day
  • 9 August (Wednesday):¬†National Women‚Äôs Day
  • 24 September (Sunday):¬†Heritage Day
  • 16 December (Saturday):¬†Day of Reconciliation
  • 25 December (Monday):¬†Christmas Day
  • 26 December (Tuesday):¬†Day of Goodwill

Important dates in South Africa during 2023

  • 14 May (Sunday):¬†Mother‚Äôs Day
  • 18 May (Thursday):¬†Ascension Day
  • 28 May (Sunday):¬†Pentecost
  • 18 June (Sunday):¬†Father‚Äôs Day
  • 18 July (Tuesday):¬†Nelson Mandela Day ‚Äď events run throughout July
  • 1 November (Wednesday):¬†All Saints‚Äô Day
  • 31 December (Sunday):¬†New Year‚Äôs Eve

There are no daylight saving time changes in South Africa; unlike other countries, the clock remains the same throughout the year.

South Africa Top 10 places to visit

South Africa Top 10 places to visit

 

Whether you plan to stay long-term or just pass through, here are 10 essential places to visit in South Africa.

South Africa is a heaven to those who love adventure, magnificent landscapes, and diversity in nature. Once you have been there, you will always long to return and relive this extraordinary experience. It is not an easy task to decide which places are the best to visit, so in order not to get lost in the wild nature of South Africa, be sure to put these on your list.

 

Cape Town: Table Mountain

Well, the name of this key attraction already suggests it ‚ÄĒ a flat-topped mountain, overlooking Cape Town. Make sure to hike to the top of the mountain. The climb is a hard task, but the view from up there is spectacular ‚ÄĒ all of Cape Town`s radiance can be seen from up there, and the sea breeze will definitely freshen you up. ¬†For the not-so-adventurous type, there is a cable car to the summit.

Cape Town: The Cape Peninsula

If you are an adventurous type of person and you enjoy hiking ‚ÄĒ The Cape Peninsula is the best place to go. Within Table Mountain National Park, you will find Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. The unspoiled nature will give you the experience to remember for a lifetime. If you visit this area in spring or early summer, you might see Southern Right Whales. Whatever time of year you visit this place in South Africa, make sure you see the colony of 3,000 African penguins at Boulders Beach.

Cape Town: Robben Island

Robben Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous for many things, but mostly for the prison where South Africa’s political prisoners were held during the Apartheid era. At various points in history, the island was also a leper colony, a mental hospital, and a defense training base.

The prison is a remarkable tourist attraction since you can walk the maximum-security wing where anti-apartheid activists like Nelson Mandela were imprisoned. You can see what the life of the prisoners was like and where they worked. The interesting part of all this is that you get information firsthand, from the people who lead you through this tour, as they are usually former political prisoners themselves and have a lot to share.

 

Knysna

Knysna is a town situated in the middle of the Garden Route and it deserves special attention. This is one of South Africa`s true gems. It is a great place to have fun, relax and enjoy great food. The town is a big attraction to artists and people who enjoy water sports. You can spend a day ‚Äúwave jumping‚ÄĚ on a lagoon, then enjoy an incredible sunset. So if you want to relax and have a good time ‚ÄĒ this is the place.

 

Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn may seem like an unusual recommendation since it is considered the Ostrich Capital of South Africa. Yet this is the place to visit if you would like to ride an ostrich or just sample their eggs. There are many hotels that serve ostrich eggs, mainly for breakfast. They are very rich in taste and rather large, compared to other eggs. Ostrich meat is also served in the form of sausages and steaks. And for those who are not very fond of ostriches, you can go cycling since the scenery here is also beautiful.

 

Durban

Durban is a very friendly place to go. It is the third-largest city in South Africa and is famous for its ‚ÄúGolden Mile‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ a string of beaches filled with surfers, and also a shark-free zone. You can spend the whole day relaxing on the beach and then have a nice meal in a nearby pub. Afterward, go and check the Marine World Aquarium and you‚Äôll have a day worth remembering.

 

Gansbaai

It doesn`t matter if you are an adventurous type or not if you want to visit Gansbaai. The beauty of nature will be all around you ‚ÄĒ in and out of the water. For example, you can watch the whales from the Cliffs of De Kelders, enjoy the white sands of Pearly Beach or take a walk in the ancient milkwood forests. If you are looking for a thrill, you can dive with the Great White Sharks.

 

Oudtshoorn: The Garden Route

The Garden Route stretches from Mossel Bay (Western Cape) to the Storms River (Eastern Cape). It is a marvelous route to walk through.

First, you will probably want to take a peek at the ten nature reserves, then the marine reserves. You can experience the pleasure of seeing over 300 different bird species, coral reefs, dolphins, seals, and many other magnificent creatures. Along the Garden Route, there are a couple of bays where whales come to calve from July to December. The best bay to go to is Plettenberg Bay, which is a whale hotspot.

Phalaborwa: The Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park lies in the Limpopo Province and is the largest reserve in South Africa. This is a place that literally takes your breath away. With such diversity in flora and fauna, no one could remain unimpressed. You can see 336 types of trees, 49 kinds of fish, 34 types of amphibians, 114 different reptiles, 507 species of birds and 147 kinds of mammals. The wild diversity is mixed with some history at archeological sites, like Masorini and Thulamela.

Krugersdorp: The Cradle of Humankind

Just 50km away from Johannesburg, there is a complex of limestone caves. In these caves, scientists have discovered fossils that date back to the birth of humankind. The most famous among the fossils are the skull ‚ÄėMr. Ples‚Äô (which is a 2.1 million-year-old skull) and the skeleton ‚ÄėLittle Foot‚Äô (which is 3 million years old). Our earliest known ancestors evolved from The Cradle of Humankind.

Political system and government of South Africa

Political system and government of South Africa

 

South Africa is a melting pot of cultures and¬†languages, and the political landscape is just as broad and diverse as the country and its population. Similar to countries such as Germany, Japan, and the United States, South Africa is a¬†constitutional democracy. Furthermore, it has a¬†three-tier system of government¬†‚Äď national, provincial, and local.

 

 

History of South African democracy

The democratic system in South Africa is relatively new and stems from the country’s complex history of colonialism, apartheid, and a long struggle for freedom.

Although democracy in South Africa remains flawed, it was hard-won. Following centuries of oppression through colonialism and apartheid, the South African people’s struggle for democratic freedom finally culminated in majority rule in 1994.

The first post-apartheid election took place on 27 April of that year.¬†Nelson Mandela¬†was sworn in as President of the first democratically elected South African government on 10 May 1994, after spending 27 years as a political prisoner. The¬†Constitutional Court¬†approved¬†South Africa‚Äôs Constitution¬†‚Äď or supreme law of the land ‚Äď on 4 December 1996. It took effect on 4 February 1997.

 

 

The three branches of the South African government

There are three branches of the South African government, each with a different capital city:

  • the executive (the¬†president¬†and cabinet), based in Pretoria
  • the legislature (parliament), based in Cape Town
  • an independent¬†judiciary¬†(the courts), based in Bloemfontein

The executive and legislative branches of the state legislate and execute laws and policies for the whole country. The South African government is led by the executive branch, the President, and the cabinet.

 

 

The South African legislature
The Parliament of South Africa is led by the Speaker and consists of two houses:

the National Assembly
the National Council of Provinces (NCOP)
Their members (MPs) are selected by parties that have won seats under the proportional representation (PR) voting system.

In Parliament, the National Assembly is responsible for choosing the President. The President must be an MP responsible for passing laws and conducting oversight of the executive. The Assembly can consist of between 350 and 400 members.

The main role of the NCOP, meanwhile, is to champion provincial interests in the national parliament. It consists of 10 delegates from each province, as well as 10 representatives of local government. However, they cannot vote.

 

Municipalities in South Africa

There are three kinds of municipalities in South Africa: metropolitan, district, and local. Some of their representatives can participate in legislative proceedings with the NCOP. They all have councils, a mayor, and administrators who are responsible for providing services to your home; this includes utilities such as water, electricity, and sanitation services. These municipalities collect revenue through rates, taxes, and service charges.

 

 

Provincial Governments in South Africa

In South Africa, the provincial governments can only make and carry out laws and policies that affect their provinces. However, they must also work within the framework of national government policies and the Constitution.

Each province has:

  • a Legislature, which consists of between 30 and 80 members, led by a Speaker
  • an executive, which is led by a Premier and Members of the Executive Council (MECs)

 

 

The South African judicial system

There are¬†five independent courts¬†within South Africa‚Äôs judicial system. The¬†Constitutional Court¬†is the apex court, its jurisdiction restricted to constitutional matters. One of¬†its duties¬†is to ‚Äúdecide that parliament or the president has failed to fulfill a constitutional obligation‚ÄĚ. This happened when the Constitutional Court¬†sentenced former president¬†Jacob Zuma to prison for contempt of court.

 

 

The Chief Justice presides over the Constitutional Court, along with 10 fellow judges. They also exercise responsibility for the superior courts; namely the Supreme Court of Appeal and the High Courts. The Supreme Court only deals with cases sent to it from the 13 High Courts from various jurisdictions throughout the country. They hear serious cases that the lower courts, such as the various Magistrates’ Courts, cannot. Notably, their penal jurisdiction is not limited, and they can hand down life sentences.

 

Chapter 9 institutions: protecting the public

The Constitution of South Africa outlines a Bill of Rights that people in the country are entitled to. And to champion these rights, Chapter 9 of the Constitution states that a number of impartial and independent institutions need to be provided. These exist to support democracy and guard against abuses. They include the following:

  • The Public Protector
  • The South African Human Rights Commission
  • The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities
  • The Commission for Gender Equality
  • The Auditor-General
  • The Electoral Commission
  • The Independent Authority to regulate Broadcasting

The National Assembly is responsible for recommending commissioners to each commission, and the President then appoints them. Importantly, this process is transparent and open to the public. The commissions have extensive powers and can be consulted when respective rights have been violated. They must, however, report both their activities and achievements to the National Assembly each year.

Voting and the electoral system in South Africa

National and provincial elections

The¬†Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)¬†runs South Africa‚Äôs elections. National and provincial elections take place every five years. The latest took place in 2019, and the next will be in 2024. The nearly 26 million¬†registered voters¬†can cast their ballots for a political party ‚Äď not individuals ‚Äď in a¬†proportional representation (PR) voting system.

 

The main political parties in South Africa

The African National Congress (ANC)

The African National Congress (ANC) has been in power since Nelson Mandela won the first free and fair elections in 1994. It has however garnered a noticeably reduced majority each time since 2004. At the last national election in 2019, the ANC won 57% of the vote, giving the party 230 seats in the National Assembly; a decline from 249 seats in 2014.

Ideologically, the party is economically and socially progressive, having championed a non-racist, non-sexist, and non-homophobic agenda. The ANC also favors a welfare state and has extended social safety nets through a range of grants.

 

Economically, its successive administrations have favored a mixed economy, with public ownership of utilities and other entities in critical sectors. However, these state-owned enterprises have poor reputations and are now the target of reforms following widespread mismanagement.

More recently, there have been disputes between factions within the party, with some championing more radical economic plans and a total rejection of the neoliberal economic policy.

 

Democratic Alliance (DA)

The main opposition,¬†Democratic Alliance (DA), won¬†20% of the vote, giving the party 84 seats in the National Assembly.¬†The DA, which originated from the Progressive Party that formed in 1959, champions free market and liberal democratic principles. Its sister party in the UK is the Liberal Democrats.¬†Notably, the party runs the only province that is not under ANC control ‚Äď the¬†Western Cape.

 

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)

The third-largest party in Parliament is the¬†Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), established in 2016 by former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema. The EFF won just over¬†10% of the vote¬†in 2019 and has 44 seats in Parliament. The party describes itself as ‚Äúa radical and militant economic emancipation movement‚Ķ pursuing the struggle of economic emancipation‚ÄĚ.

 

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is the fourth largest party in Parliament. It won just over 3% of the vote and 14 seats in the last election. It is largely a regional party, with a core of Zulu-speaking supporters in KwaZulu-Natal. Since its founding in 1975, it has been led by Mangosuthu Buthelezi who led an apartheid-era Bantustan.

KwaZulu-Natal has a history of political violence, and some 20,000 people are thought to have died between 1980 and 2000, with the IFP an active participant. The party received support from the apartheid state and held political power in the province in the immediate post-apartheid period. That said, support for the party has waned. Its recent manifestos have included a focus on social justice.

 

 

Vryheidsfront Plus (VF Plus)

The Freedom Front Plus (Vryheidsfront Plus/VF Plus) is the fifth largest party in Parliament. It improved its electoral performance in 2019, winning just over 2% of the vote, and increasing its seats from four to 10. VF Plus is a minority rights party, and was formed just a month before the first democratic election in 1994. The party has a largely Afrikaans-speaking supporter base. It is against policies such as affirmative action and Black Economic Empowerment, which are meant to address the socio-economic inequities of apartheid.

 

 

The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP)

Lastly, the¬†African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP)¬†is the only other party with more than two seats in Parliament. It won just under¬†1% of the vote, representing a slight improvement on its 2014 showing. The party says it rests ‚Äúon a strong Biblical foundation‚ÄĚ and that it ‚Äúpromotes, upholds, and defends Christian family values‚ÄĚ. On May 8, 1996, the ACDP¬†voted against¬†the adoption of South Africa‚Äôs progressive Constitution.

There are several other smaller parties in Parliament, and many more registered with the IEC, that have failed to gain any seats.

 

The current political landscape in South Africa

The imperfect efforts to deal with South Africa’s past have led to political tensions, especially in the midst of a worsening economy and increasing social unrest. The persistent inequality, the ongoing debate over Black Economic Empowerment, and the various other forms of redress are subjects of constant contention in public discourse. This has not been helped by the increasing unhappiness with the lack of service delivery, mismanagement of state agencies and institutions, and high crime rates.

 

The Native Land Act

Land reform, which sought to address the unjust Native Land Act that dispossessed black South Africans of their ancestral land, is another area of tension. Expropriation without compensation has been adopted as policy by the ruling ANC. However, how and when to use such a tool is still a matter of debate and depends on which faction of the ruling party is in the ascent.

Biography of Mike Mvelase ‚Äď Age, Career & Net Worth

Biography of Mike Mvelase ‚Äď Age, Career & Net Worth

Biography of Mike Mvelase


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Mike Mvelase is a South African actor that is well-known for his role as Khapela Ngcobo on the SABC1 soapie Generations.

 

Career

Hearts and Minds, Africa Skies, Ifa Lakwa Mthethwa, Sgud’ isnayisi, Going Up, Dick Sithole, and Isidingo are among Mike’s television credits.

On Generations, Mike played Khapela, Tau’s manservant and trusted ally, for a decade. In December 2012, he made his farewell appearance on the serial. In August 2014, he was cast as businessman Loyiso in the SABC2 soapie 7de Laan.

 

He joined Mzansi Magic soapie isiBaya in February 2016 as Phumelele’s tough uncle.

 

Mike Mvelase Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $200,000 which he has earned as an actor.

 

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Biography of Thabiso Sikwane – Age, Husband, Career & Net Worth

Biography of Thabiso Sikwane – Age, Husband, Career & Net Worth

 

Biography of Thabiso Sikwane


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Thabiso Sikwane is a seasoned broadcaster who is currently working with Kaya FM. She is a talk show expert who is well-known for her KAYA FM Show. Thabiso Sikwane returned to KAYA FM after a seven-year absence from the station.

 

Thabiso Sikwane Husband

Thabiso is happily married to ‚ÄúDJ Fresh,‚ÄĚ her true love (Thato Sikwane). She has been married to DJ Fresh for sixteen years and together they have four children.

 

Career

Thabiso is a Wits University English and Sociology graduate. She progressed to the Voice of Soweto community radio station. She had her first taste of talk radio after a lot of nagging to try new stuff, and she loved it.

 

This talk-show host and seminar devotee is also ahttps://zafinder.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2255&action=edit Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital ambassador and runs her own swimming academy.

In 2008, the presenter of SA FM’s Afternoon Talk put her abilities to the test in one of South Africa’s most difficult marathons, the Comrades, for which she trained for months.

 

Thabiso’s dreams are constantly realized, and it’s difficult to understand how she continues to achieve that while still becoming a caring wife and mother.

Thabiso, in addition to her many accomplishments and dreams, studied to become a swimming coach and attempted to open her own swimming academy, which she did successfully.

 

This talk show host, businesswoman, and career woman are surrounded by a group of women who cheer her on as she pursues her goals.

 

Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $150,000 which she has earned as a broadcaster.

 

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Biography of Bucie ‚Äď Age, Husband, Career, Songs & Net Worth

Biography of Bucie ‚Äď Age, Husband, Career, Songs & Net Worth

Biography of Bucie


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Bucie (born 10 March 1987) whose real name is Busisiwe Nolubabalo is a South African R&B and Soulful House singer active since 2007.

She grew up in Klerksdorp where she led the choir at her parents’ church.

 

Bucie Age

She was born on the 10th of March 1987 in Kimberley. As of 2022, she is 35 years old and celebrates her birthday on March 10th every year.

 

 Bucie Husband

The South African singer got married to her husband Nhlanhla in a traditional wedding in the year 2016. Bucie Son Her son Xolani was born in 2006.

 

Bucie Son

Her son Xolani was born in 2006.

 

Songs

  • Easy to Love
  • Rejoice
  • Induku enhle
  • Get Over It
  • Love Me Right
  • Shela
  • Not Fade
  • Your Kiss
  • Set your soul free
  • Simunye
  • Ngicel Indoda
  • It Burns Wishing
  • upon a star
  • Amadoda
  • Do You
  • Kiss You
  • Ndiyakukhumbula
  • Wonke Amadoda
  • Blow It Over yourself
  • You Turn Me On
  • Ubhuti Lo
  • Ngiphathe Kahle
  • Omnyakasiza
  • Break
  • free All of Me
  • Can Get It
  • Midnight
  • Gae
  • Mhlobo Wam
  • Like a moth
  • Crush

 

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