Tag: South Africans in America

Sho Madjozi: South African Star Signs to Epic Records in USA

By SAPeople

Crowned “a new kind of global pop star” by The New York Times, award-winning South African rap disruptor Sho Madjozi has officially signed to Epic Records. She joins the label’s esteemed roster as the only South African act in North America.

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Jessica Sutton: South African actress says playing the role of a witch in Fantasy series is her ‘dream job’

By Sam Spiller  | iol

Imagine a world where witches took up arms in service of their country. That is the premise of the new fantasy TV series Motherland: Fort Salem. South African-born actress Jessica Sutton plays witch cadet Tally Craven. She stars alongside Taylor Hickson and Ashley Nicole Williams.

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Netflix renews South African ‘Blood & Water’ for a second season

by Herman Eloff | Channel 24

It’s official. The South African Netflix series Blood & Water has been renewed for a second season.

According to a statement released by Netflix the second season will see Puleng and Fikile deal with the consequences of their explosive confrontation as more mystery and drama unfolds.

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Zozibini Tunzi: South Africa’s first black Miss Universe joins Black Lives Matter Protest in New York to fight racism

By Kim Harrisberg | IOL

When Zozibini Tunzi marched in the Black Lives Matter protests in New York City, the latest Miss Universe kept thinking how young people in her native South Africa died fighting for the same cause 44 years ago.

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Wines of South Africa USA Launches Industry Podcast and Virtual Tastings to Support Sommeliers

By wineindustryadvisor

New York, NY, June 11, 2020 – Wines of South Africa (WOSA) USA, the industry association that promotes the exports of South African wine, is proud to announce the launch of two initiatives aimed to offer continued education and awareness of South African wines, as well as support out-of-work sommeliers: the Wines of South Africa Podcast and WOSA Somm Sessions. The latter offers consumers a sommelier-led virtual tasting experience geared to their own tastes and selection of South African wines.

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Elon Musk: South African-born billionaire says ‘America is the land of opportunity – there is no other country where I could have done this’

By Taylor Locke | CNBC

Growing up in South Africa, Elon Musk  read plenty of books but was especially inspired by science fiction.  The genre motivated him to create “cleaner energy technology or [build] spaceships to extend the human species’s reach” in the future, according to the book “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future” by Ashlee Vance.

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South African designer Thebe Magugu’s creation featured on hit HBO show, Insecure

BY NOMVELO MASANGO | Sowetan

When it comes to South African designers who are flying the country’s flag high, Thebe Magugu is undoubtedly among the best. The LVMH prize winner, who was the first in Africa to ever receive the prize, has become a household name and continues to shine bright.

In this week’s episode of Insecure, American actress Issa Rae wore a red cold shoulder safari jacket from Magugu’s ‘African Studies’ collection.

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Netflix renews South African Spythriller ‘Queen Sono’ for second season

By Jake Kanter | Decider

Netflix has renewed its first African original Queen Sono for a second season. Starring Quantico‘s Pearl Thusi, it centers on a highly trained spy who takes on dangerous missions, while also facing challenges in her personal life. The second season will see her search for the truth as her newfound need for revenge takes her on a mission across Africa.

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South African series, Blood & Water, Lands Number 1 Spot On Netflix’s Top 10 In US

By Ebimo Amungo

Netflix has a new hit and it is from Africa. Blood and Water has taken the world by storm since it made its worldwide debut on the streaming platform on May 20. In only a few days the series now holds the number 1 spot among the Top 10 most streamed shows on Netflix in the United States.

Blood and Water is also the most watched series in France, Libya, Nigeria and a number of countries across the world.

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