27 September 2018 Guest: Melinda Ferguson

In 2006 Ferguson came out with her searing memoir Smacked, a story of her downward spiral into crack and heroin addiction and her climb back to life. In 2010 her much awaited second book, Hooked was published by Penguin, who also republished the 5th reprint of Smacked. Today she is a highly successful motivational speaker, the Features Ed at True Love as well as the Motoring ed for the magazine. She’s also the proud mother of two teenage boys. Her third book, The Kelly Khumalo Story will hit the streets in October, published by her imprint MF Books Joburg, with Jacana.

She is now a best selling author, journalist and publisher of imprint, MF Books Joburg.

Catch her story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtSLxGXWPE4&t=3s #TSAon3

26 September 2018 highlights

Thank you for joining us as we had a lovely show with the forever beautiful Zama Ngcobo. Please do tune in again every Mondays to Thursdays for more celebrities, more scandals and of course more games at 22:30 live on SABC 3. #TSAon3

26 September 2018 Guest: Zama Ngcobo

Zama Ngcobo is a South African actress, MC, radio & television presenter. As an actress, she has featured in Generations as Thabitha. She has also been a radio DJ at South Africa’s most listened to radio station, Ukhozi FM.

Ngcobo has been on our screens for a while as she has also been SABC’s continuity presenter. Zama has been an ambassador for SABC 1, for the department of transport in Kwazulu Natal for three years and for the IEC.

Catch her story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b19iMo0JVtI&t=3s #TSAon3

25 September 2018 Felicia Mabuza-Suttle

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle was born in Sophiatown, a black neighbourhood in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the apartheid era. Her grandfather, Ben Mabuza, raised her and was a major inspiration for her later success. Meanwhile, her father, who owned one of the first driving schools in the nation, provided a steady income for the family. During her childhood she became interested in dance, which became a lifelong pursuit.

n the 1960s and 70s, a large number of black South Africans went overseas to study to evade the apartheid regime. Mabuza-Suttle was amongst them, studying in the United States. In the 80s, she became the first member of her family to achieve a college degree when she earned a BA in Journalism, followed by an MA in Mass Communication.

As well as studying, Mabuza-Suttle also wrote for the World Newspaper, where she met prominent anti-apartheid activists, including Steve Biko, the leader of the Black Consciousness Movement. This would lead to her becoming politically involved when she returned to South Africa.

In 1990, Mabuza-Suttle returned permanently to South Africa, accepting a position at the SAA. In 1992, she began her television career after being offered a job as a talk show host at the SABC. Talk shows were a fairly new concept in South Africa at the time, and her show rapidly became successful. Originally known as Top Level, its name was changed to The Felicia Show in 1995, and was again renamed simply Felicia in 2000. The show focused mainly on social topics, but also ventured into entertainment.

Felicia closed down in 2004. Mabuza-Suttle moved her show to the United States, where it was broadcast as Conversations with Felicia on The Africa Channel. It still focused mainly on South African personalities

She is now an international award-winning entrepreneur, an inspirational speaker, an author, and a philanthropist.

Catch her story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNPcRGRbqSQ #TSAon3

20 September 2018 Guest: Ishmael

Ishmael Morabe is nothing short of a legend who’s been in the music industry for over three decades. The star who hails from Delareyville, North West is definitely one of SA’s favourite legends.

When Ishmael came to Joburg to pursue his dream, things were not at all fine and dandy. He had to take any job that he could to survive until he met producer, Chicco Twala, who who introduced him to music producers Mandla Spikiri and Mdu Masilela. They needed a singer and he was available and after that everything was history.

Morabe has been involved in quite a couple of groups such as Prophets of The City, Skeem and the most recent, Jozi which had the likes of DA Les and Bongani Fassie.

For a while Ishmael wasn’t making waves and had been fighting his drug addiction which had an impact on his career not being where it was supposed to be. Now he’s back with a new single, Takalani which is making social media waves.

Catch his story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ystwsYJxEpk #TSAon3