Hello Weekend, 13 January 2024.
The latest edition of News24’s weekly digital weekend magazine is stuffed full of interviews, reviews, excerpts, and in-depth stories. Enjoy the read.
God, family, love: Moshe Ndiki lets us in on becoming a father to twin boys, finding new love and the foundation of family
By: Constance Gaanakgomo
After a tumultuous break-up that ended in divorce, Moshe Ndiki has found the strength to not only give love another try but also start a family without waiting for a partner.
Fans and detractors have seen him grow from being just a jokester online to having a fully-fledged and successful career as a television presenter, actor and content creator.
Here, the social media sensation turned reality TV star and executive producer speaks to News24’s Constance Gaanakgomo about why he chose to document how he became a father, the work he put into honouring the rites and rituals of his culture and how he found love along the way.
Artful Rhinos: SA artists put their stamp on wildlife conservation thanks to local initiative
By: Phumi Ramalepe
The Emerging Artists Development Trust recently launched the Artful Rhinos project, blending art, wildlife conservation, and philanthropy. The initiative allowed 16 local artists to paint designs on a 50 cm large rhino sculpture, which could be printed on T-shirts and hoodies. Customers can buy the rhino-printed merchandise at the V&A Waterfront pop-up store, with proceeds equally benefiting rhino conservation and local artists.
January is the new December. Here are some local beach, mountain and city break ideas
By: Andrew Thompson
December may be the traditional time that many take a holiday, but if you’ve sent out any emails this year, you likely have received a slew of out-of-office replies – with return dates much later in January.
Working the quieter December shift and taking time off in January is a smart move: International tourists have started to head back home, the beaches are quieter, restaurants no longer laugh at your request for a last-minute table booking and accommodation prices are a little more tolerable. Plus, the good weather isn’t going anywhere just yet.
WINE 101 | Drink pink: Rosé Culture and a quintessentially South African top five list
By: Daléne Fourie
The rosé wine category has grown by 13%, while worldwide wine consumption has dwindled by 2% in the last 10 years. Despite the absence of top and 100-point ratings, the category continues to grow in stature, with more and more serious rosé being made and sold in ever-increasing numbers.
We explore the category’s diversity as its most significant selling point and examine five very different SA rosés as proof.
Will Danish abdication prompt King Charles to step down early?
Charles became king in September 2022 at the age of 73 after the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II. He is also head of state of 14 other countries around the world, a hangover from Britain’s colonial past.
He was the oldest heir apparent in British history and is now 75, with his age prompting inevitable questions about how long he will sit on the throne. His heir, the more popular Prince William, will be 42 in June.
The Guardian newspaper called Margrethe’s abdication “a sign of a sensible constitutional monarchy”.
RHOD’s crowned villain Nonku Williams says she’ll be an ‘open book’ in Season 4
By: Constance Gaanakgomo
The Real Housewives of Durban’s fourth season premieres Friday, 9 February. Nonku Williams, who’s been with the show for all three seasons, returns to the cast.
Crowned the villain of the last season, the reality star says viewers can expect a better version of her this time around.
Black Coffee onstage at the Sahara Tent during 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Black Coffee recovering from ‘severe blows’ to his body after ‘travel accident’: Internationally renowned DJ Black Coffee, real name Nkosinathi Maphumulo, was recovering from surgery after sustaining “severe blows” to his body during a “severe travel accident” on his private plane, Daily Mail reported. Per the publication, the DJ was hospitalised in a Uruguayan hospital following the incident, which happened on Sunday while travelling from Brazil to Argentina. The plane had to make an emergency landing at Montevideo Airport due to severe air turbulence.
MSC Splendida and Yacht Club leave SA shores after one season in favour of smaller Musica vessel: After just one season, MSC Cruises is swopping its recently introduced MSC Splendida passenger ship – together with its bigger capacity and its touted first-class MSC Yacht Club experience – for the smaller MSC Musica for the 2024/2025 season. After MSC Cruises South Africa made a big fuss about the arrival of the MSC Splendida in Durban’s harbour in late November last year, the company confirmed it would now go back to the MSC Musica for the next summer season later this year.
PICTURES | Hello IDA! Volkswagen teases Golf 8.5 GTI alongside launch of ChatGPT technology: At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show held earlier this week, Volkswagen presented the first vehicles to integrate the artificial intelligence-based ChatGPT into its IDA voice assistant. This technology will allow customers seamless access to the constantly growing artificial intelligence database in all Volkswagen models equipped with the IDA voice assistant, allowing them to have researched content read out to them while driving.