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King XL ft Danger | Lvovo & KFunky S’yay’gqobhoza single Drops

There’s a new ‘King’ in the Block, his stage name is ‘King XL’, real name Nkululeko Dlamin, exhaling from the hearts of KZN in the north of Durban. In his debut single titled, S’yay’gqobhoza features the living legends, the giants of the music industry, Danger and L’vovo Derango.

King XL, real name Nkululeko Dlamini born on the 17th December 2000 raised in hearts of KZN eNanda, which is a township situated 30 km north-west of the Durban. After having to move with his parents to a leafy suburbia of Durban North called Umhlanga Ridge, a coastal area that overlooks the Indian Ocean where he is currently based with his family. Since childhood, King XL has always been a child whose heart beats nothing but the music, realized at a tender age of 15 that he was ‘bitten by a DJ/Producer Bug’, King XL grew up wanting to be an extraordinary Brand and always had this vision of himself being a King, amongst other Kings in the music industry as he believed in his ability of making people laugh and dance.

He drew aspiration from the living international legend DJ Black Coffee whom he really admires and looks up to, hopes one day to achieve the same level of popularity and business success by producing State of The Art music for the mases around the globe. He dreams of collaborating with Dj
Black Coffee as he admires his work ethics as well as the execution of his live mixes during his set globally and most importantly the way he prioritize his family time after his hectic diary.
What sets King XL from the other DJ’s is that he is only 20 years old but has worked with some of the industries’ biggest giants, Danger from the band Big Nuz as well as L’vovo Derrango. King XL is a God-fearing DJ, highly humbled, his forte is to mix and also creating beats in his spare time. King XL learned to dj and mix when he was doing grade 8 assisted by some of the DJs in his hometown to harness his skills. While it started out as a hobby, it quickly turned into a passion for him and it consumed most of his time which presently, it’s a career to him which made him a Brand he is.
To King XL, music is life and he believes by producing and mixing music for people, the world would be a happier place. It gives him great joy seeing people enjoying and having a good time, that what made him want to venture into music. He started Deejaying while he was still in high school and has performed at events as a supporting act. Now he is more than ready to start his own movement and pursue a career in being a DJ and build a brand out of himself. This is the first of many projects King XL has produced and he is adamant that he will win as many South Africans as possible not by Mind, by Choice but by the Holly Spirit.

Natural intimate care for daily freshness and confidence – with Betadine

To feel fresh and clean from top to toe is high on most women’s daily ‘what I want’ lists, but sometimes – when the weather is hot and humid and the day is busy and demanding – it’s not that easy. This can make women feel self-conscious and anxious about less-than-fresh odours.

Understanding feminine hygiene needs is what Betadine™ Intimate Care range does, says Shannon te Roller, GM of Mundipharma SA, distributors of Betadine® products. In addition to their Daily Intimate Care range, the company launched a range of three Intimate Care Odour Control1,2 products designed to maintain the health in women’s intimate area and provide protection from unwanted odour, itch, or irritation.

The range consists of Betadine™ Odour Control Daily Intimate Wash, Betadine™ Odour Control Daily Intimate Foam, and Betadine™ Odour Control Daily Intimate Wipes.1,2

“Everyday realities such as perspiration, periods, and even some foods can lead to undesirable feminine odour, often making women uncomfortable,” says Te Roller. “Our Odour Control1,2 range has a unique TRI-CARE+™ formulation (Immortelle, Sensiva™ SC 50 and Citrofol™ Al), now with Witch Hazel that provides advanced deodorizing effects to keep unwanted odours at bay and added prebiotics to help maintain the pH balance of a woman’s intimate flora.” All intimate care products are also soap, paraben, and colourant free; hypoallergenic, and gynaecologically tested.

“Mundipharma is continuously developing our Women’s Health range and is committed to women’s wellness and empowerment throughout South Africa,” adds Te Roller.

The Betadine™ Intimate Care Odour Control products1,2 are available from leading retailers and pharmacies around the country.

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Two academics from MANCOSA will join more than 60 women leaders from South Africa and other African countries in discussions to shape the conversation for women in business at the annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards and Conference.

While the awards will recognise leaders who have played an active role in changing the role of women in both the public and private sectors, panel discussions will highlight and address issues around gender inequality.

Dr Claudine Hingston and Dr Aradhana Ramnund-Mansingh, academics at MANCOSA private higher education institution, and who are passionate about embodying and driving gender empowerment, will present papers during the session titled “The sting of the Queen Bee is rooted in toxic masculinity”.

They will unpack the theoretical framework of toxic masculinity and the Queen Bee phenomenon, which can undermine female leadership and empowerment, together with practical advice on how to mitigate this.

The conference will be held virtually on 1 and 2 October and will cover topics such as the digital gender divide; economic emancipation of women; the importance of

recognition for trailblazing women in business; and creating change through social entrepreneurship.

Dr Hingston, a lecturer in Management and Leadership and head of the Centre for Women Leadership at MANCOSA, is actively engaged in research work and has written and published a number of articles on women, leadership and gender issues. 

She will speak about “Toxic Masculinity”. In a culture that equates masculinity with physical power, some men and boys feel they are failing at “being a man”. Dr Hingston will submit that toxic masculinity has created a void in their lives that they believe can be filled through violence, through domination and through aggression towards women.

Dr Ramnund-Mansingh, an academic whose research for her PHD explored the link between institutional culture and the career advancement of female academics in higher education, will talk about her research into the “African Queen Bee” syndrome, a topic that garnered widespread interest when she first went public with her findings. She says the African Queen Bee is exceptionally confident, fearless and determined to change the course of business within the country. Depending on her age category, she remembers vaguely experiences of apartheid discrimination or she has heard her parents and elders speak of it. She is plagued by the loss of power suffered by her people and is determined to right those wrongs singularly.

The keynote address titled “Women of Africa unite against a common threat: complacency” will be delivered by The Honourable First Lady of South Africa, Dr Tshepo Motsepe.

Fitch & Leedes celebrates SA heritage with Ltd Edition Indian Tonic

Fitch & Leedes, the premium range of South African mixers, is flying the flag on Heritage Day with a special Limited Edition Indian Tonic. 

Proudly adorned with the bright colours of the national flag in celebration of the country’s rich cultural heritage, the Limited Edition Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic cans are available in leading stores during the entire month of September, while stocks last.

Taking the celebrations even further, Fitch & Leedes has teamed up with National Braai Day to unite all cultures around the fire on Heritage Day, 24 September. To get the party started, look out for the Braaiday Celebration Box full of #Braaiday memorabilia and Fitch & Leedes Heritage cans at selected stores. 

“Jan Braai has become synonymous with South African braai culture and as a locally produced brand, Fitch & Leedes is the perfect partner to celebrate our proud heritage. We will also take the opportunity to link up with local spirit brands by encouraging followers of our digital platforms to #SupportLocal by showcasing South African craft distilleries as a run-up to Heritage Day,” says James Shaw, Fitch & Leedes brand manager.

Creating a niche for itself in the competitive drinks market as the range of preferred mixers by most master distillers, mixologists and discerning consumers, Fitch & Leedes continues to push the boundaries in terms of product innovation, quality and taste.

Look out for the Limited Edition Indian Tonic heritage can at leading stores or purchase online at at around R54 per 6-pack of 200ml cans.  Get in the mix with @FitchLeedes on Instagram and Facebook.

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