Ntsika Ngxanga is a member of the award-winning a cappella group The Soil but like many others, his journey to becoming the man you see today on stage was not always smooth sailing, so we caught up with the singer to delve deeper into his adventure as a musical director, producer, actor, and now solo artist.
Ngxanga went to Varsity to do chemical engineering, but music was also there in everything that he did. When he was in varsity nearing finishing his course, he then started having these surges of yearning for something bigger and it was truly the music calling him to do it.
During the process of finishing his studies, Ngxanga and his blood brother, beatboxer, Master P (who is also a member of ‘The Soil’ ) met Samthing Soweto and now lead vocalist Buhle at Protea Glen and formed a friendship that later sparked gatherings every Friday for jam sessions and it was around that time that the four friends’ love for music inspired a musical group.
Although Ngxanga is adamant that he will never leave The Soil, the mellifluous vocalist is set to release his debut album titled ‘I write what I dream’, which is a play on Steve Biko’s ‘I write what I like’, connecting to his prophetic dreams, he gets candid about his life story.
Catch his story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgsS_rCY86k&t=2003s. #TSAon3
Motsoaledi is a medical doctor by training. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Natal while attending it in the late 1970s. He was elected to the student representative council in 1980, and participated in the formation of a student movement, the Azainian Students Organisation, which he was elected the national correspondence secretary. Motsoaledi ran a successful surgery in the small rural town of Jane Furse prior to his appointment in government. He also help mobilising students in Natal for the formation of the United Democratic Front and have connections with the ANC`s armed wing, Umkhonto Wesizwe in Sekhukhuneland.
Prior to his appointment as Minister of Health of the Republic of South Africa, Motsoaledi had served as a Chairperson of the Sekhukhune Advice Office from 1986 to 1994; as a Chairperson of Hlahlolanang Health and Nutrition Education Project in 1989; as a Deputy Chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC) in the then Northern Transvaal from 1991 to 1992; as Head of the ANC Elections Commission for Limpopo Province in 1994; as Head of the ANC Economic and Infrastructure Desk and as Head of the ANC Research and Briefing of election Task Team in Limpopo in 1994.
Motsoaledi has also served as a member of the Limpopo Provincial Legislature from 1994 to 2009; as a member of the Limpopo Provincial Executive Council (MEC) for Education from 1994 to 1997; MEC for Transport from 1998 to 1999 and MEC for Agriculture, Land and Environment in 1999.
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Our #Worth-A-Follow tonight are two very stylish men who also happen to be the winners of the GQ South Africa Best Dressed Men 2018 awards. SABC 3 Program Manager, Hamilton Nkosi Ngubo and Menswear and lifestyle Blogger, Brian Lehang.
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Thank you for joining us as we had a tremendous time with the madam speaker back and our special guest, Tresor. Please do tune in again every Mondays to Thursdays at 222:30 live on SABC 3. #TSAon3
Tresor (French for “treasure” and pronounced “Trezor”) is multi award winning and platinum selling 2015 breakout singer-songwriter & producer licensed to Universal Music Group under his own label VII Recordings a division of Jacquel Entertainment Group.
Tresor’s first language is Music but he is also fluent in English, French and Swahili. His songs reflect a peregrine of life shared by so many on the continent of Africa, but few are able to express their experiences in a way that captures the ear so universally and directly. Orphaned at an early age, he left Goma in the Eastern DRC after finishing high school and headed for Durban in 2007 with the sole purpose of pursuing a professional music career. It was a new world for a small town boy, having to learn English in a short space of time.
Despite the challenges, Tresor managed to survive earning a living working both as car guard by day and security guard by night. In between the two jobs he managed to hustle his way into the local Durban music scene, linking up with local musicians and music makers and quickly making a name for himself.
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Thanks for tuning in. We had a great time with Kaye Alley & Xolani Gwala. Please do join us again every Mondays to Thursdays. #TSAon3
Xolani Gwala hails from the province of Kwazulu Natal. He has now been in the media for over ten years. He is currently the of the PM Live talk show on SA FM and Asikhulume on SABC 1.
He is considered one of the top media workers in South Africa with an extensive reputation of once working abroad. he has also been recognised as an influential and inspirational male journalist in South African media.
With many years in broadcast journalism, in South Africa and abroad, Gwala has experience as a reporter, news anchor, producer, talk show host, news editor and current affairs programme presenter in both English and Zulu, on radio and television.
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Thank you for joining us in such a touching episode as we lost an icon. #RIPHHP. We hope you enjoyed the show with Gugulethu Nkuthua and Soso Rungqu. Do join us again for more info in what’s been trending. At 22:30 live on SABC 3. #TSAon3
Gugulethu Nkutha is an Executive Head of Marketing & Corporate Affairs at Elvery Security Technologies which one of the leading distributors of electronic security equipment in Africa. She has also worked for MTN solutions and Vodacom in the technological sector.
Nkutha is also trailblazer, an evangelist musician and recently published author of a book titled Things She Remembered, which is a Young Adult romantic story.
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