This week has been stellar for several local celebrities. From Thando Thabethe surprising a fan with a matric dance dress (and appearance), to Bonang Matheba leading the discussion on global girls’ education at a UN summit this week – here’s a roundup of positive, inspiring news from your faves. Just in time for the weekend!

1. Thuso Mbedu nominated for her second Emmy award!

The actress has been nominated in the international Best Actress category for her role in the second season of Mzansi Magic drama, Is’thunzi.

Thuso shared the news with this Tweet saying: “A 2-time International Emmy nominee 😢@iemmys. Wow.”

Wow indeed! Congrats Thuso!

2. Thando Thabethe surprises fan with red carpet gown for matric dance

In March this year, the Thabooty drive host announced that she would be gifting three young women three of her awards dresses for their matric dances. All they had to do was pay it forward by uplifting another young woman.

This week she shared a video surprising the winner of her Miss South Africa pageant 2017 dress on Twitter:

3. Bonang, Demi-Leigh and Tamaryn takes over NYC

Bonang killed it at NYFW and was given the International Achievement Recognition Award (IARA) for Best Media Personality of 2018 this week. Now she can add lead moderator at the UN General Assembly to her list of September achievements. The media personality lead Global Citizen’s ‘Leave No Girl Behind’ discussion alongside panelists French president Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Read: September Has Been A *Very* Good Month For Bonang – Here’s Why

She joins Miss South Africa 2018, Tamaryn Green, who gave a speech at the 73rd UN General Assembly for the TB Innovation Summit, which was the ‘first ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis’.

Miss Universe 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters also appeared at the UN in New York to honour the unveiling of a Nelson Mandela statue, which is a gift from South Africa to the UN.

4. Pearl Thusi inspires the crowd at Global Citizen summit

On Tuesday Pearl Thusi left the crowd inspired after she spoke at the Global Citizen She Is Equal Summit in New York.  Pearl’s speech centered on gender equality in Africa.

Pearl posted these pics of her in NY following her speech and we are… speechless?


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Set fire to the rain. . 👠 : @europaart . 💃🏽 : @milly styles by @lenb_ . 📸 : @underground_nyc .

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5. DJ Zinhle’s new TV gig

The DJ and entrepreneur announced yesterday that she will be joining SABC 1’s DJ-Producer talent search show, 1’s and 2’s, as a judge.

The new season will start airing this Sunday, so stay tuned!