Siya Raymond – Young, Hungry & Talented

If featuring on four top-rated tv telenovela’s and dramas at the same time was…

Chris Q. Radebe – The man definitively positioning himself in the industry

If one were to request the physical manifestation of the word “tenacity” in human form, the man…

Chris Q. Radebe: The man definitively positioning himself in the industry

Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible and suddenly you are…

Lala Tuku – The Practitioners

If your talent determines what you can do, your motivation how much you are willing to do and your…

Celeste Khumalo – Young, Hungry & Talented

Celeste Khumalo is a woman to watch. Having graced the screens of channels such…

Kgomotso Christopher – A Woman’s Way with Grace

Actress Kgomotso Christopher covers thebar. Magazine during a month which celebrates women who have…

Kgomotso Christopher – A woman whose mastered the way of grace

It’s cold, the sun is going down, walking a good mile or two to the final…

Faith Seuoe – The Practitioners

Before the aggregate benefits of social media, there was good old word-of-mouth (WOM) – the oldest…

Asavela Mngqithi – Young, Hungry & Talented.

Benjamin Franklin said “Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What's a…

Oupa “Ouparazzi” Bopape – The Icon whose Lens Takes the Long-Shot

In 1994 when South Africa was finding its feet on the edges of democracy, a young man by the name…

Oupa “Ouparazzi” Bopape: The Icon whose Lens Takes the Long-Shot

In a TIME magazine feature for the series entitled “FIRSTS”, media mogul and…

A Winter Wave – Cult Viewing of TV

Tom Wolfe once said that a cult is a religion with no political power. If you are part of the 1% of…

The New Young: The age of older influence

From lead roles to magazine covers, brand ambassadorships and modelling…

Portia Hlubi – The Practitioners

Portia Hlubi is a Producer’s dream. This content Queen is a genius at directing subjects into…

Youth As The Lead

In January 1999, Yizo Yizo launched on SABC 1 and local television viewing was…

Film, Television and Documentary Round-Up

The development of motion picture, since the first screening on a projector in 1895, has been…

Sivenathi Mabuya – Young, Hungry & Talented

Actress Sivenathi Mabuya is the perfect combination of what happens when you…

Hlomla Dandala – The Truth Of A Qualified Craftsman

This June, we journey with a maverick of a man. Hlomla Dandala is one of the few actors of our time…

Hlomla Dandala: The Truth Of A Qualified Craftsman

There was a time when multi-talented film & tv practitioner Hlomla Dandala…

Leanne Kumalo – The Practitioners

Leanne Kumalo is an anomaly of sorts – an introvert who thrives in an environment built for…

Bohang Moeko – Young, Hungry & Talented

Bohang Moeko is a young actor who describes himself as one living truthfully…

Mel Bala – The Voice That Gives Perspective To Reason

For nearly 3 decades, Mel Bala has built a career enriched with experience from tv and radio…

Mel Bala: The Voice That Gives Perspective to Reason

On a Tuesday morning characterized by a Johannesburg chill that cut through all…

The Homecoming of Emancipation

If you want to be BALLIN, you have to BE-ALL-IN. That’s according to celebrity trainer and wellness…

South Africa’s Liberation Narrated Through Film

History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of…

Clinique iD – Shaping the Skin Journey Story Worth Screen-Time Enjoyment.

There’s nothing quite like a great story. Be it a bio-pic screenplay for a film, a best-selling…

A Montblanc Preview into the Colourful Experience of Black & White

It is said that the most colorful thing in the world is black and white because…

Larona Moagi – Young Hungry & Talented

Actress Larona Moagi is the actress every casting agent should want to claim to say “I spotted…

Jessica Nkosi – The liberating power of a woman in transition.

Actress Jessica Nkosi is a woman in transition whose liberation speaks to more…

Jessica Nkosi – The liberating power of a woman in transition

Take yourself back to the [old-school] days when the December holidays had the cloud of matric…

#MeToo Today – How Far Have We Come?

Two years ago, the hashtag #MeToo went viral, exploding onto timelines across…

Keep Walking South Africa: A Johnnie Walks Into thebar

One can always trust the Irish for knowing the true value of whisky. Afterall, they are the people…

A #SAFTAs13 Industry Roundtable

The film & tv industry is going through significant changes which now and then…

Thabang Molaba – Young, Hungry & Talented

On the 20th March, Thabang Molaba, otherwise known as “Kale Dinero” drops his first musical…

Noxolo Grootboom: The Linguistic Legend of Our Time

Noxolo Grootboom, otherwise known as “uMamNoxolo”, otherwise known as “uMam”…

Noxolo Grootboom: The Linguistic Legend of Our Time

“Thambo dala kade bemqongqotha! Diza dala kade bemkhwahhlaza!” These are the typical praises one…

The Practitioners: Sive Nkukwana

Sive Nkukwana, better known as The Black Rose, is the woman whose knack for a…

Sandile Mahlangu – An artist in his own right

The name Sandile Mahlangu comes by no surprise to TV audiences consuming some of the best content…

Zikhona Sodlaka – The Fierce Character Queen

Strength, focus, resilience – this trinity make one in the description of the…

Zikhona Sodlaka – The Fierce Character Queen

This February, Zikhona Sodlaka emulates the power of a warrior-woman content with the love she has…

The E! Red Carpet Done The Kat Sinivasan Way

Katleho “Kat” Sinivasan is the real deal. Having being named the first African…

The Practitioners: Sunni Faba

As the Head Writer for Long Form at Seriti Films, Sunni Faba is a woman in television whose…

Angus Gibson – The Genesis of Genius

With a first name which originates from the Gaelic to mean “superior strength”…

January is the genesis of newness

This January, we channel a genesis into what we hope to be a glorious year through the direction of…

Half a Corner Kouch

“Mosadi wa Pelo ya tau by Galaletsang Koffman: Unpacking The Performer's…

Young, Hungry & Talented: Tiisetso Thoka

From attorney to actor, Tiisetso Thoka’s profile fits thebar. in more ways than one. Even though he…

Nokuthula Ledwaba – A Force of Unassuming Power

“Tea, coffee?” “Rooibos please.” “Sugar?” “Three teaspoons if it’s a big cup.…

The unassuming force that is Nokuthula Ledwaba

Like a tap-dancer whose next move is an unexpected dash of delight, Nokuthula Ledwaba’s journey has…

thebar. Practitioners: Rethabile Ramaphakela – Ten years in film & tv production – and still going strong

This industry is famed for on-screen actors to develop into behind-the-scenes…

Culture Casting: An Evolving Tradition

We all know how this goes – boy meets girl then marries girl and the nuclear family dream persists.…

Hungani Ndlovu – “If I am going to do something, then I am going to do it the proper way”

If the term “multi-talented” is anything to go by, then Hungani Ndlovu is well…

The multifaceted man of God: Diving to the core of Muzi Mthabela

The name Muzi Mthabela comes with many associations. To some, he is Duma; star of now cult-classic…

The multifaceted man of God: Diving to the core of Muzi Mthabela

The name Muzi Mthabela comes with many associations. To some, he is Duma, star…

Obey Muchipisi: Step into the world of talent management

Talent Agent & Casting Director Obey Muchipisi joins thebar as the second guest in our series…

Khomotso Manyaka

For most young actors, having an Oscar nomination under your belt before you…

Fashion in motion: Zeitz MOCAA’s Fashion Institute presents the first season of uniquely African fashion films

Fashion and filmmaking have long been close bedfellows. Whether it is their almost universal…

Masasa Mbangeni is here – and she’s more than you ever dreamed of

In a recent interview with Esquire magazine, legendary film writer Alex Blimes…

thebar. second cover shoot behind the scenes – Masasa Mbangeni

Masasa Mbangeni graces thebar. magazine's second issue and she gives us a rare peek into what makes…

Masasa Mbangeni graces this month’s cover of thebar. magazine

She discusses her dynamic acting legacy and her return to screen as Nomhlubi on…

Filmmaker Kutlwano Ditsele – “We wanted to do things our own way”

Casting Director and Producer Kutlwano Ditsele joins thebar as the first guest in our series…

A tailored life: Azania’s joy and enjoyment

In this, the second part of Azania Mosaka’s interview with thebar. magazine,…

Galaletsang Koffman – “I have always wanted to act. There is no plan B”

Galaletsang Koffman is the perfect pick for the first thebar’s series of Young, Hungry and Talented…

What A Woman: The success and stillness of Azania Mosaka

The first time I saw her was in 2015, when I’d just moved to Johannesburg to…

Azania Mosaka’s Spirit-led Success: Her new voyage

thebar. Magazine's editor sits down with cover star Azania Mosaka to discuss how her career journey…

thebar. launch cover shoot behind the scenes – Azania Mosaka

The launch issue is here and Azania Mosaka kicks us off in a big way. Peep the…

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Living water and the celebration of living memory

This, our first issue of  thebar. speaks to heart of what our publication seeks to do. In an…