Student and model Bianca Schoombee gained all the wrong attention literally overnight on Tuesday after an unknown Twitter user took a deep dive into the Miss South Africa hopeful’s Twitter feed.
The 21-year-old has won everyones attention when she had posted her virtual Miss SA entry on Twitter Saturday explaining why she believes she should take over from Sasha Lee Laurel.
Her newfound fame turned to notoriety when tweets of the young Schoombee using the n-word, dropping f-bombs and referring to people as sluts, and went as far as to commenting on someone’s skin colour which was unearthed. This turned the spotlight on more of her tweets.
Schoombee, like many other hopefuls, had to post her entry video to social media as part of the current format of the competition. In addition to having to post their introduction video on social media using the hashtag #MissSA2020 and tagging @Official Miss South Africa in their posts, entrants had to give the judging panel and organisation consent to do any and all necessary background checks.
Upon submitting entries, hopefuls agreed to adhere to the organisations’ media and communications policy which have not been made available to the public as of yet.
Please note: the following tweets contain strong language.
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Basic education minister Angie Motshekga told parliament that she was still consulting teachers, governing bodies and students about plans to reopen schools, on Tuesday morning, this just hours before she was due to brief the media on government’s final decision on the re-opening of the education sector.
Teachers and families will be keenly watching to see which schools will be permitted to open, and which grades will go back first. A plan discussed with interest groups last week has proposed schools in areas with high Covid-19 transmission should remain shut, and face-to-face teaching resume for only Grade 12 learners.
Her original proposal, announced in April, was that learners would return in a phased manner, starting with grades 12 and 7. Office workers were to resume duties on May 4, school management teams on May 11, and teachers were expected to return to schools on May 18.
The minister still faces a stiff opposition from unions to the opening of schools on June 1, because many provinces have yet to convince teachers that they are going to return to a safe working environment, and has repeatedly delayed scheduled briefings.
Motshekga is expected to brief the media on the plans for reopening schools at 18:00 this evening.
As of Monday evening, SA has recorded 16,433 cases of Covid-19 and 286 deaths. Close to 10,000 of the cases being in the Western Cape.
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The ‘Abomama’ actress wrote a rather heartfelt thread on Twitter to the minister of sports, arts and culture expressing the problems she’s faced during lockdown as a freelance actress.
“My name is Nokuthula Mavuso and I’m a freelance actor who hasn’t worked since the birth of my child in April 2019.” These were the words for the opening of her letter.
Nokuthula went on to explain that her upcoming gig was postponed due to the whole global pandemic and the lockdown imposed in Mzansi to curb the spread of the coronavirus. She had been under the impression that postponement meant that the government would come through for her as promised with financial aid during this difficult unforeseen time.
The actress said she had hoped the announced R150m relief fund allocated to help performers and artists during the lockdown would also assist her, but even after submitting all necessary documentation, she had been met with nothing but silent treatment.
A few actresses, such as Renate Stuurman, Rami Chuene and Florence Masebe had asked similar questions to the department in recent days.
Lockdown has affected a lot of people especially in the media and entertainment industry.
Whilst a lot of our celebrity couples are breaking up this quarantine Mzansi’s power couple and the owners of Ferguson Films.
Shona took to Instagram recently to gush over his wife Connie, posting a heartfelt message that will give anyone reading it goose bumps.
“I call her the blueprint. This is the face of consistency, the definition of strength and humility. You are power and [the] undisputed queen of television. My rock from day one sharp fede van toeka af. Ntlogele sane ke bolaile, Leave me alone brother, she is the one. #Nuff #OftenImitatedNeverDuplicated #BornWithIt #GaOferoga SebeteTlhatsa #TheQueen #MrsSho.”
Connie wrote a sweet birthday message to her smile keeper. In it, she praised him for being a good loving husband, father to their children and the coolest grandfather to their grandson.
“To the most humble, most faithful, most loving, most giving, most hardworking and most fun person I know, the love of my life. You are a good father to my children and coolest grandfather,” she wrote.
These two lovebirds are not shy to declare their love for one another now and then, flauntain’t their love for each other on social media.