Carletonville beauty wins Miss Teen Universe in Turkey

Fifteen-year-old Neo Nkhumane has proved to the world that it is not where you come from that matters but how you present yourself. The friendly model from Carletonville was crowned Miss Teen Universe and Junior Top Model of the world in Turkey after she and three other contestants represented South Africa in the pageant. Even…
Hoërskool Wonderfontein se eerste rugbyspan met hul spesiale truie om die skool se 30ste bestaansjaar te herdenk.

Wonnies vier drie dekades

Hoërskool Wonderfontein is vanjaar 30 jaar oud en is steeds hard besig om aan die skool se geskiedenis te bou.
Chris Cornell

On My Playlist: Top 5 Chris Cornell songs

Chris Cornell was a musical enigma. A creative genius who had the voice, the look and everything else that just screamed rock star. His death last week was a shock to the music world – a massive loss to everyone who knew Cornell and resonated with his music whether it be with his bands Soundgarden,…

Join in the Battle of the DJs

Aspiring local DJs are invited to participate in the Battle of the DJ’s competition, hosted by Mind Alert, at Xhungu Brothers in Khutsong Ext. 4 on 3 June. The event organiser, Gladwin Mgwandi, says the event aims to give back to the community and provide a platform for up-and-coming artists to showcase their talent. The…

Merafong hosts second West Rand Arts Festival

The second West Rand Arts Festival will take place at Kwa Maselwane Shisanyama in Khutsong on Saturday, 27 May. The event is backed by Gauteng Tourism and will feature the nationally recognised DJ Heavy K as the main act. The West Rand Arts Festival is an umbrella concept that includes cultural, musical, craft and entrepreneurial…

Plaaslike fliek bekroon met 8ste by New York-rolprentfees

Plaaslike rolprent, KROTOA, wat eers in Augustus in Suid-Afrika vrygestel word, het uit die staanspoor die harte van kykers en kritici, regoor die wêreld, verower. Die film het die afgelope naweek sy agtste toekenning ingepalm, toe dit aangewys is as Beste Film by die Harlem Internasionale Rolprentfees in New York.
Mythology actors during play

Community theatre programmes

Mount Havila and Tshimo ea Morara, both written and directed by Thabo Ramiane, are two of the 40 productions that will be showcased in the Community Theatre Practitioners’ incubator programme in 2017. The Mythology Theatre Organisation from Khutsong Township participated in the programme and attended the auditions at The Market Theatre Laboratory in Johannesburg on…
Njabulo N at Merafong FM

House vocalist from Durban visits Merafong

A house vocalist from Durban, who is on his way to the top, made a detour to Merafong recently. The 24-year-old Njabulo Ngubane appeared on Merafong FM’s Breakfast Show with radio DJ and producer, Musa Ma Afrikah Ramatla. Njabulo N, as he likes to be called, visited the area to introduce himself and his music…
Tee Kaiyleen Khutsongs female poet and actor

Female poet and actor from Khutsong

My career began the minute I stopped thinking like an ordinary person and developed an unquenchable zeal for the world of art and how it moulds kings and queens of the world and brings them together.’ At the age of 18, Tebogo Thomas is a poet and actor from Khutsong Township where she was born…
Art exhibitions at the Festival

West Rand arts festival

The first West Rand arts festival took place at Times Café in the Carletonville CBD on Saturday 29 April. Young people from Merafong and nearby areas came together on the day to support the initiative. Different brands showcased their talent and artists exhibited their work. There were also stalls where participants displayed merchandise like clothing,…
DDX on stage with the End Time Worshippers choir at Civic Centre

Bright future for young rapper

A 14-year-old rapper from Khutsong is living his dream and making a name for himself in the community. Xolani Mbesi, aka DDX, may only be in Gr. 8 at Badarile High School but he has been freestyling (rapping on the spot) around the township since the age of nine. ‘My stage name is a combination…

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