South Africa

PR MOVES: VICTORIA BECKHAM VISITS WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR “CHARITY”…

PR antics of this nature just make’s my blood boil. Via The Daily Mail Victoria Beckham’s recent trip to Cape Town, South Africa, was documented by famed American portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz. During her whirlwind yet ‘educating and inspiring’ two-day trip, which was spent supporting the charity Born Free – which aims to end the transmission of HIV from mothers to their children – the doting mother-of-four was captured on film bonding with a group of gorgeous children as they posed in the street []

VIDEO: MCDONALD’S FEATURES SOUTH AFRICAN ORPHANS IN NEW COMMERCIAL, FAST FOOD GIANT ACCUSED OF EXPLOITATION

In a new South African McDonald’s commercial children from the Sakhumzi orphanage in Cape Town can be seen paying a visit to a McDonald’s restaurant. But the fast food chain has been accused of exploiting a concerning issue.  (Click here to read) I would like to know if the children and the nurse (seen at the start of the commercial) received payment from McDonald’s for appearing in this commercial. Everyone knows that if you appear in a commercial promoting a brand (especially if it’s a billion dollar brand like McDonald’s) you receive payment. So were they paid? []

OSCAR PISTORIUS PLEADS FOR BAIL, SAYS HE THOUGHT GIRLFRIEND WAS AN “INTRUDER”, POLICE CLAIM TO HAVE FOUND BOXES OF STEROIDS

Yesterday Oscar Pistorius who stands accused of murdering his girlfriend model Reeva Steenkamp stood in a packed court room and we finally got to hear his side of the story….. Pistorius said in his sworn affidavit: During the early morning hours of 14 February 2013, I woke up, went onto the balcony to bring the fan in and closed the sliding doors, the blinds and the curtains. I heard a noise in the bathroom and realised that someone was in the bathroom. I felt a sense of terror []

UK NEWS: HUSBAND ARRESTED OVER WIFE’S DEATH

Via BBC News The husband of a woman murdered on her honeymoon has been arrested in the UK at the request of the South African authorities, police said. Anni Dewani, 28, from Sweden, was shot after being kidnapped while in a taxi with her husband Shrien last month. On Tuesday, taxi driver Zola Tongo told Western Cape High Court he was offered 15,000 rand (£1,400) by Shrien Dewani, 31, from Bristol, to kill his wife. Mr Dewani was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to []

UK NEWS: SOUTH AFRICAN HONEYMOON DEATH HUSBAND ‘PLOTTED MURDER’

Via BBC News The husband of a woman murdered on her honeymoon in South Africa plotted his wife’s death, one of three men charged with her killing has told prosecutors. Anni Dewani, 28, from Sweden, was shot after being kidnapped while in a taxi with her husband Shrien last month. Western Cape High Court heard taxi driver Zola Tongo allege he was offered 15,000 rand (£1,400) by Mr Dewani, 31, from Bristol, to kill his wife. Mr Dewani’s family described the allegations []

UK MUSIC: REALZ (AKA RLZ) FT ASHLEY WALTERS – GLOWING

Check out the debut single Glowing from up and coming rapper Realz aka Rlz featuring So Solid star / actor Ashley Walters. The video was shot on location in Capetown, South Africa and is Ashley’s directorial debut. How old is Realz? He looks like he’s no more than fourteen years old. Anyway I really like this track. The beat is infectious and I think it will go down well in the clubs. Glowing gets the Mad News seal of approval. I just []

TRACK STAR CASTER SEMENYA CLEARED TO RACE

800 metres champion Caster Semenya has now been officially declared a woman and has been cleared to race again. The South African said in a statement, “I am thrilled to enter the global athletics arena once again and look forward to competing with all the disputes behind me” Click HERE to read more. Welcome back Caster and good luck.