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702’s Relebogile Mabotja proves that conversation is her niche



After conceptualising a profitable tv present and concurrently launching a joint YouTube account for it, Relebogile Mabotja has made her return to radio and her viewers appears to take pleasure in listening to her simply as a lot as she enjoys doing her job.

Relebogile initially joined the Primedia staff in 2017 and hosted the Early Breakfast present till 2019. Thereafter, she did a quick stint at Metro FM earlier than parting methods with the station to give attention to her different work as an actress, tv producer, host and occasion MC.

After a one-on-one interview with her instantly after her first present on 702 on Monday, 22 November, it’s simple to know her ardour for the leisure business. This is one thing she traces again to her dad and mom’ love for speak radio and music.

Watch as Relebogile Mabotja particulars her return to 702

“My dad and mom used to hearken to 702 on a regular basis of their automobiles. They beloved speak radio and I’ve very distinct reminiscences of driving house from college within the Brooklyn, Hatfield space in Pretoria all the best way to Soshanguve which is fairly a drive and 702 taking part in within the automobile and we’d be like ‘change mama, change!’ and she or he could be like ‘it’s essential to know what’s taking place within the news!’ and she or he’d flip the amount up and be like ‘ you see! The president says…’” reminisces the host.

For her, what stands out is her dad and mom’ love for the conversational aspect of staying knowledgeable and the way she believes planted the seed that blossomed inside her.

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In the early days of her profession in radio, Relebogile says she drew up a long-term profession plan which listed her becoming a member of 702 in some unspecified time in the future in her profession however as luck would have it, 702 is the place she started her work in radio.

Upon reflection, Relebogile believes she manifested her return to 702 as a result of a month previous to her return, she had indicated her longing to return to radio to her supervisor.

She mentioned that all the opposite provides for work that she had obtained throughout that time simply didn’t really feel proper.

“I mentioned to my supervisor ‘it’s time, I don’t know the way, I don’t know when however I must return to radio’, so when the decision got here, I used to be like ‘huh! it is time’ and the timing couldn’t be extra good,” she mentioned.

After an virtually two-year hiatus from radio, Relebogile was naturally nervous forward of her first present however says the nerves light away with every passing section which is both measured in 15 – 30 minute intervals.

“The present went a lot better than I anticipated! I truthfully thought I might be forgetting to inform the time, I might stumble over my very own Twitter deal with or get the cellphone numbers incorrect however I really nonetheless know the cellphone quantity by reminiscence.”

‘Unpacked With Relebogile’

Before the chance to return to radio offered itself, the broadcaster remembers lacking the speak format of entertaining and long-form storytelling which led to her deciding to launch a podcast.

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That idea for a podcast snowballed into what she then hoped could be a YouTube channel.

“At the time, it was lockdown, quite a lot of reveals and issues had been placed on maintain and I spoke to the folks I work with. I used to be like ‘hear, I don’t have money however do you guys wish to come and assist me put collectively a present?’”

“Everyone I known as was like ‘cool, I’m recreation.’ We actually arrange in my home and I used to be wish to them ‘guys, the hope is that we’ll go online and somebody will choose up the present and it’ll do nice and we’ll get a sponsor and do all this stuff!’”

After filming the primary episode, Relebogile and her staff have been so pleased with what they’d executed that they pitched it to tv channels.

Thanks to her observe document as each a producer and a number in addition to the standard of her product, SABC3 known as precisely a day earlier than her YouTube channel was set to go reside. Upon securing her deal, Relebogile highlighted the significance of getting a YouTube channel to accompany her present and the channel agreed to let her develop it. Now, every video she uploads amasses tens of 1000’s of views.

It’s protected to say that conversation is Relebogile’s niche.

Catch Relebogile Mabotja on 702 each afternoon between 1 pm and 3pm.

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‘She got that ring with her own money’



Actor turned musician, Naak MusiQ (actual identify Anga Makubalo), has declared news of his engagement to very long time girlfriend Robyn Mentor “pretend news.”

Naak MusiQ tweeted this in response to a “report” by social media blogger Musa Khawula who assumed that they had been engaged primarily based on a current video shared by Robyn.

“I got my ring again” she wrote on a video exhibiting her sporting a halo ring, just like this Micheal Kors design on her left hand.

According to ZAlebs, Naak MusiQ additionally tweeted and deleted a proof that learn as follows:

“Stop this, she didn’t reveal sh*t. Neither did she make any announcement, neither is it any of your business, to be sincere.”

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“She got that ring with her own money. Where she places it’s her alternative. Stay in your lane. WTF!”

He appears to have deleted the tweets after it prompted some confusion amongst Twitter customers who thought that he was denying the existence of their relationship and never simply the misunderstanding that he and Robyn had been engaged.

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Robyn is a vitamin specialist, a well being and sweetness influencer, and a health fanatic like Naak MusiQ.

The first official post publicly documenting their relationship was posted on Robyn’s account in November 2020, though they’re rumoured to have been relationship for for much longer. Naak MusiQ has no photographs of himself and Robyn on his profile.

Even although Naak has not acted shortly, he’s greatest identified for his roles within the fashionable South African TV exhibits like Generations, Z’bondiwe and Isidingo.

Naak MusiQ additionally lately made headlines for agreeing to get into the boxing ring with rapper Cassper Nyovest after the latter’s struggle with vlogger Slik Talk.

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‘Grootman’ Somizi’s first Cape Town holiday with his ‘grandbaby’



Actor, media persona and choreographer Somizi Mhlongo won’t look a day older than 35, however the former Idols Judge not too long ago grew to become a ‘Grootman’ to the cutest little woman.

Somizi’s daughter Bahumi Madisakwane not too long ago took to Instagram to share the sweetest video clip of her father rocking and kissing his new “grandbaby”.

The 4-month-old child woman, Shona Twala is the daughter of household pals of Somizi and Bahumi, who has been the proper doting aunt, even beginning an Instagram account for her cute little ‘niece’.

Somizi, who has been vacationing within the Western Cape with family and friends, has his followers inexperienced with envy each time he shares snaps of his luxurious Cape Town holiday on Instagram.

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While the principle exercise on the 49-year-old’s holiday agenda appears to have been sipping Champagne, lapping up the solar, and serving appears, he additionally had his flip babysitting his new “grandbaby”.

He is unquestionably the best granddad anybody can ask for, judging by the dance movies he has been sharing.

For a ‘Grootman’ Somizi’s hips are very unfastened and his strikes are envied by 18-year-olds all over the place, however as a choreographer we should always know that dancing is a giant a part of his life.

His followers and followers have been additionally actually glad to see him so joyful and having such a good time. 2021 was a troublesome 12 months for the media persona, after he was fired from his job at each Idols and Kaya 959 following abuse allegations in opposition to him by his ex Mohale Motaung.

2022 appears to be a a lot brighter 12 months for him as manufacturing for his actuality present Living the Dream with Somizi might be resuming.

The collection, which kicked off in 2018, has been confirmed for a fourth season.

The actuality present will observe the flamboyant entertainer round as he juggles life, and whereas he has been very quiet about the main points across the filming of this new season, we are able to’t assist however surprise if the video clips of him racing up a Cape Town road in numerous colored Ferrari’s may truly be a sneak preview of what we are able to count on to see on this new actuality present.

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Celebs who went to the Western Cape this festive season — The Citizen



There is a notion that “everybody” flocks to the Western Cape throughout the festive season and December 2021 was no totally different, particularly for our native celebs.

In addition to seeing social media posts from folks you understand personally residing it up the coastal province, your timeline was in all probability stuffed with footage and movies of most of your favorite celebrities having fun with their break day in the Western Cape.

Take a take a look at a few of the well-known faces who had been residing it up in Cape Town and surrounding areas.

Minnie Dlamini

The actress and TV presenter lately returned to the Western Cape, this time for a ladies journey along with her pals Azola Mona, Thandile Mbana and Unathi Nkayi.

She additionally shut down Instagram in some bikini footage displaying off her wonderful physique and trim, toned midsection.

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Minnie Dlamini in Cape Town | Picture: Instagram

One of the many celebs in the province at the identical time was disgraced radio host Unathi Nkayi. She and Minnie even bumped into worldwide celebrity Jidena.


Somizi in the Western Cape on vacation | Picture: Instagram by Bentley Photography

After dropping some jobs in the wake of the public breakdown of his marriage, Somizi appears to have chosen “optimistic vibes solely”.

He has been on what looks as if one lengthy trip which culminated in a visit to Cape Town.

Not solely has he been frolicking poolside however he additionally sparked rumours of a brand new romance.


Another younger girl who shut down the web is influencer Mihlali Ndamase who is in the Western Cape for a lady’s journey along with her bestie Tebby Leburu.

Although she has been posting content material often, it’s her bikini pics that obtained tongues wagging and sparked rumours of their very own when social media customers speculated that she had beauty surgical procedure to look the means she does.

“These folks hit the fitness center for [a] couple of days, make noise about it then go for surgical procedures than come again with new our bodies mxm. There’s no means that Mihlali misplaced weight this quick,” tweeted @CarlosNubian.

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Mihlali wasted no time in clapping again in opposition to the allegations.

“If solely you knew [how] terrified I’m to go beneath the knife, therefore why I opted to eating regimen until I attain my physique targets, however go off mami,” started the influencer.

“Also let’s say I went in for surgical procedure, why’s it your business?” she added.

“I labored very arduous to get this physique, I want y’all wouldn’t be bizarre about that,” concluded Mihlali.

Lerato Kganyago

Metro FM host, membership DJ and entrepreneur Lerato Kganyago additionally made her means to Cape Town after Christmas to ring in the new yr along with her celeb pals.

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Lerato Kganyago in Cape Town | Picture: Instagram

Sarah Langa

Influencer Sarah Langa was additionally in the Western Cape, alongside the likes of Amanda DuPont, Nqobile Khwezi, Faith Nketsi and Londie London to identify a couple of.

In truth, most of the aforementioned celebs had been current for well-liked Soweto hangout spot Konka’s personal journey to Cape Town with its pop-up type venue.

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Amanda Dupont, Sarah Langa, Nqobile Khwezi on a yacht off the coast of the Western Cape | Picture: Instagram

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