IMG_670628-year-old aspiring actor and presenter, Siphesihle Sangweni has officially been crowned the Ultimate vibe king and walked away with R150 000 when he won season 2 of Ultimate House Vibe unlocked by Castle Lite last night.

Siphesihle, better known as Lamza on the show, beat out 11 other contestants including his top 2 counterpart, Isaaih Letsoalo, affectionately known as Bomba eCute when he rose to the top. Lamza’s victory was a landslide win as he scooped most of the judge’s and fan votes on social media.

He threw 2 vibes this season with his first one being on episode 3 against Noxolo where he took the Ultimate House Vibe viewers to his hometown of Finetown. His whole community came out to support him and help him put together a great vibe. And despite the drama with his guest of honour and his guests who missed the mark on the theme, he was lauded on the quality of his food, music and the general vibe with Khanyi Mbau saying: “your vibe was complete”.

He then went on to annihilate Bomba in episode 7 as they went head-to-head in a fierce top 2 battle to find out who the Ultimate vibe king really is.

Lamza threw an extra cold vibe for his guest of honour, Ntando Duma and received rave reviews from Ntando herself, the judges and viewers who skyrocketed his name to number 2 on the Twitter trends list.

The writing was on the wall for Bomba when his final vibe was less than disappointing for the judges while Lamza’s vibe set the bar for all vibes to come.

But, Bomba didn’t leave the show empty handed, he received R20 000 in cash from Castle Lite, as well as a year’s supply of Africa’s biggest premium beer.

Castle Lite Marketing Manager, Marsha Kumire has congratulated Lamza on his win and called this season a resounding success. “As a brand, we are proud to have watched Siphesihle rise to the top and be crowned Ultimate Vibe King. His tenacity has shone through all season long and he is a deserving winner of the R150 000 cash prize,” she said.

“What’s more, we are certain that we have unlocked yet another star that will follow in the footsteps of Ultimate House Vibe season 1 winner, Don Dada. And that’s what we’re all about as a brand; not only do we own the most extraordinary experiences in the country, but we also give platforms to young hopefuls who have what it takes to succeed,” she continued.




Siphesihle Sangweni, aka Lamza is a 28-year-old business man and aspiring media personality from Finetown in the Vaal. He describes himself as a self-motivated person who is very confident and determined to win at life. He entered the show after a colleague begged him to enter because of the vibes he has hosted in Finetown.

“I was chosen because of my character. When you look at me and then look at the rest of the contestants, I am very different from them and I stand out. I am from the township and you can tell, even in the way I speak. I know my story and I am proud to be myself,” he says.


Lamza says that he knew from the moment he was cast on the show that this would be a life-changing journey for him. “Winning this show will change my life. I am the type of person who loves giving back to the community and I throw a lot of community benefit events to raise funds for township projects. Winning the R150 000 will help me contribute to this course and give back to the community which has supported me. I will also give back to vulnerable children such as orphans,” he continues.


What makes the Ultimate House Vibe for him is the dress code, music and the general vibe.


For more information follow the official social media pages:


Twitter: @CastleLiteSA and @MzansiMagic

Instagram: @CastleLiteSA


Picture 1Iconic German beer brand, Beck’s and AB InBev are giving South African consumers more options by introducing an alcohol variant to their beer collection. Having grown in popularity amongst South African beer lovers, Beck’s is renowned for its uncompromising quality as well as the freedom and openness which follow a firm quality of standards and the consistency to be a characterful beer.

Beck’s is looking to stray off the course of the ordinary and follow the extraordinary by introducing a 660ml alcoholic variant of the beer to the Mzansi market. “Beck’s Green is a beer that is enjoyed by what we have coined ‘evolving explorers’; visionaries who are not afraid to find their authentic voice, tell their stories and unwind in exciting places of interest” said Beck’s Brand Director, Grant Pereira.


“To really get this campaign off the ground, we have partnered with some really influential figures in South Africa with whom we are truly excited to undertake this journey of extraordinary experiences with,” adds Pereira.

The brand launched Beck’s Green at a glittering event held at the home of an iconic broadcasting power, Kaya House, the home of Kaya FM. In attendance were campaign ambassadors: Entrepreneur, Model and TV Presenter, Maps Maponyane who recently launched a famous burger bar – “Buns Out”; South African child star, Dr Musa Mthombeni, who doubles up as a media personality and qualified medical practitioner; additionally the brand has also partnered with Bohang Moeko who is a Model, Actor and finalist in the Mr South Africa 2013 pageant. These three young men are perfect figures who inspire other men and are recognized for their work ethic and ability to stand out from the ordinary.

As the world observes International Men’s Month this November, we as Beck’s also revealed their partnership with the “Home of the Afropolitan”, Kaya FM to create a platform during Tbose’s popular show –  Platinum Fridays where listeners can engage with the three personalities to discuss how they have successfully set themselves apart while staying true to who they are. The station programs will cover a range of topics relating to men including enterpreneurship, wealth, stealth, health and more.


Beck’s Green is also proud to announce that we are running two competitions for consumers which will see 10 lucky winners walk away with Hugo Boss watches valued at R6 000 each. Plus, 1 lucky winner will bag the ultimate hospitality experience at the 2019 Cape Town Sevens while luxuriating inside of their very own #UnfollowOrdinary suite with three of his/her friends. The all-expenses paid trip is valued at a whopping R150 000.


To engage more with the campaign, follow the hashtag #UnfollowOrdinary or visit the official Beck’s pages at:

  • Beck’s South Africa – Facebook
  • @becks_africa – Instagram
  • @BecksAfrica – Twitter


AyandaCastle Lite and the Republic of Extra Cold’s Minister of Beats, Ayanda MVP announced the much-anticipated line-up of performers set to grace the stage at the coolest place to be this summer on the 28th of December 2018.


This year, The Republic of Extra Cold is taking its citizens on an unforgettable journey to make this, a summer like no other and to deliver on that, the Minister of Beats has put together a line-up that will take things to subzero temperatures.


Ayanda herself will lead the charge of performers come 28 December 2019 when she takes to the decks and shows exactly why she is the Minister of Beats.


Holding it down for the Hip-Hop heads alongside Ayanda MVP will be the 2019 Minister of Drip, Boity Thulo as well as Youngsta CPT and DJ Lyle.


Serving up the coldest summer House, Gqom and Amapiano hits will be renowned hit-maker, DJ Zinhle and radio superstar, DJ Loyd.


And finally, citizens whose summer anthem is a mashup of Dance and Electro music will feel right at home as Das Kapital, Pascal & Pearce, and Gremlin SA take things to subzero temperatures on stage.


The President of the Republic of Extra Cold, Pearl Thusi has given her stamp of approval and is all set to make this, the coolest place to be this summer.

“I am super excited about this incredible line-up that the Republic of Extra Cold has put together. I think that all our citizens are going to have an extraordinary time at the Republic of Extra Cold and I personally cannot wait to be there and jam to everyone’s set,” she said.

Meanwhile, Castle Lite Brand Director, Silke Bucker couldn’t be more proud of this year’s Republic of Extra Cold. “It is a line-up that will cater to our citizen’s diverse taste in music and we believe that this will certainly be the coolest place to be this summer. We are also proud of the rest of our Ministers for their tireless efforts in ensuring that citizens have the time of their lives,” said Silke.


The Republic of Extra Cold is the coolest place to be this summer and will take place on the 28th of December 2019 somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean (off the coast of Cape Town). Tickets are selling fast but citizens still have a chance to purchase their tickets at


For more information check out or follow the official social media pages:

Facebook: Castle Lite

Twitter: @CastleLiteSA

Instagram: @CastleLiteSA



Gauteng Getaway ShowVoted the best consumer exhibition of its size in 2018, the Gauteng Getaway Show will once again be providing inspiration, special offers, chances to win amazing travel prizes and a fun day out for the whole family when it returns to the TicketPro Dome from 4 to 6 October.

Proudly sponsored by Bosch Car Service, the Getaway Show is the ultimate showcase of travel destinations, accommodation, outdoor gear, 4×4 products and accessories, motor homes, caravans and trailers, camping equipment and adventure operators, making it a one-stop-shop for adventure travel.

This year families can look forward to a jam-packed day of fun and games, with live music, a kids and toddler play area, market, food trucks, Spin and Win, adventure area, beer tent and more. The adventure stations include virtual reality pods, wacky wheel rides, a parachute ride, putt putt and water balls.

Avid photographers can look forward to a wildlife and landscape photography workshop, brought to you by Big 5 Photos. Taking place on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October, the workshop takes place in two sessions, each one priced at R150 per person, or R250 for both sessions and the price includes entry to the show. Session 1 on wildlife photography with Michael Tucker takes place from 9h30 to 11h30, and session 2 on landscape photography with Robbie Aspeling takes place from 13h00 to 15h00.  Seats are limited and can be booked online at or on Quicket.

This year’s show also features a first in its 23-year history – the transformation of a standard vehicle into a custom-built road trip vehicle. This extreme makeover of the vehicular kind takes place live over the three days of the show, with the owner of a standard bakkie, 4×4 or SUV winning the opportunity to have their car transformed, driving away in their vehicle with modifications to the value of R177 000, courtesy of Pedders Suspension, Opposite Lock, Front Runner, Takla, SnoMaster, MultiTyreService, Points Tyre and Auto Service. For a chance to be the lucky winner of the ultimate vehicle facelift, go to and enter before 13 September.

Simply purching tickets to the Getaway show on Quicket will put you in line to win some amazing prizes, including a one week stay in Mauritius for two people, valued at R40 000 sponsored by Getaway Travel, and a trip to  Madagascar for two for seven nights worth R56 500, with flights sponsored by Airlink. And if you’re among the first 150 people to get to the show on Friday you’ll receive a free boerewors roll.

Tickets are R80 for adults, R40 for scholars and pensioners, and free entry for kids 12 and under. Go to for more info or Quicket to book your tickets. Follow the Getaway Show on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @getawayshow.

How to be the ultimate host this December and still save ching ching!


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The Festive season is here and if you know me you will know that I like hosting, just like my family. It’s that time of the year where every day is a Saturday or a good old Sunday. So, I was just thinking about how I will get through this year’s hoho season knowing all the plans I have for 2019. New year, new me stuff hahaha! So, I had a conversation with colleagues of mine about how to survive the festive without breaking the bank and still rise to the challenge of being “the ultimate host”.

Thando is 27 and she is that colleague who never attends anything if it seems like it would be a bore. So, she had a good idea to share, OLX! Interesting, I know.
But it hit me and it all made sense, OLX is so easy to use to buy things to up your hosting game. I immediately logged into my profile and started searching. I was so amazed by the types and sizes of outdoor grills one could find on OLX. I saw what I wanted and I shared the link with my brother as the seller was in his area. The transaction was quick and easy now I own a 2x1m Gas Grill with a flat top on the sides. Perfect for hosting a larger number of people.

Tshepo also logged in looking for a wine chiller and a big blender. He is famous for his margaritas, perfect for this occasion and those pool parties. He located a lady selling Phillips ProBlender 5 blender 2.5KM from his house on OLX. He told me that his blender works magic and came with all the adjustments. Now OLX for me has become my number 1 only shop for all kinds of goods, I am even starting to collect Vintage goods for my place. 


by @MarcusTucker_


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This past weekend Bar One Gym SquAD brought all gym leaders from all over the country to join iconic music producer DJ Tira in Durban North Beach for the finale. All regions including Rustenburg, Bloemfontien, Polokwane, Mamelodi, Gugulethu, Soweto and Kimberly joined the Durban squad for a fun filled afternoon.

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The Bar One Gym Squad is back for its fourth year running and will be returning 2019 with even more gym partners. This time around DJ Tira pulled all stops and brought the heat on stage closing off with a performance that had consumers asking for more. All consumers that attended where treated to a full body workout and a Bar One smoothie post the work out.

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For more information on the Bar One Gym Squad follow their social pages Facebook : @BarOneSouthAfrica Twitter @BarOne_SA.

J.I.D brings international flavour to the Flavour Odyssey.


American rapper J.I.D in South Africa - Flying Fish Flavour Odyssey

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s premium flavoured beer, Flying Fish, gave Johannesburg a much-needed burst of flavour on the 25th of November at their highly anticipated Flavour Odyssey experience. The lush gardens of Victoria Yards were brought to life by the vibrant sounds and stylistic flow of American rapper J.I.D who performed alongside local superstars Moonchild Sanelly, Kitchen Mess, Sho Madjozi, Black Motion Spoek Mathambo and Manthe Ribane.

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In the days leading up to the show piece event South Africans were highly anticipating international act Masego who announced that he was unable to appear at the Flying Fish Flavour Odyssey due to unforeseen circumstances. “South Africa, I don’t like these type of tweets but I am stuck at the airport in London and can’t make it to the Flavour Odyssey w/ @FlyingFishSA. I’ll explain later just know that the show still continues and I promise to make it up to you very soon, I Love you!” he tweeted. The singer apologised to fans promising that he will be making his way to our shores as soon as possible.

American rapper takes to thestage in Johanneburg - Flying Fish Flavour Odyssey

Although the headliner didn’t appear at the highly anticipated event, this wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of event goers who descended on Victoria Yards to watch the jam-packed line up of local and international acts add some flavour! American rapper J.I.D, who is signed to J Cole’s Dreamville Records, proved to be a fan favourite performing new material from his highly anticipated upcoming second studio album DiCaprio2, which is set to drop on Monday 26 November 2018. The lyricist also enticed fans performing hits from his classic offering The Never Story.

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In addition to the intentional act, the crowd could not stop themselves from dancing to the energetic sounds of the diverse local line-up that included “Mahke” hitmaker Moonchild Sanelly, Sho Madjozi, Black Motion and upcoming artists Kitchen Mess. The electronic vibrations on Spoek Mathambo and Manthe Ribane kept the crowd moving with their unconventional sounds.


The first ever Flavour Odyssey was created to shake the masses out of their everyday routines and add some flavour to their summer in celebration of the brand’s new pack design that changes colour in the sun. Every aspect of the experience was unlike anything you’ve ever seen, centred around a massive sundial, with surprising experiences revealed every hour in music, art, food and fashion. The creative collective The Sartists curated an eye-catching fashion collection that was inspired by the sun which showcased a refreshing fashion adventure which encapsulated the unconventional and the colourful Flying Fish aesthetic.


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“The Flavour Odyssey experience was inspired by our innovative new pack design which is sun activated and changes colour in the sun. With this unique event we are taking experiences to an entirely new level as was seen with the different experiences being revealed every hour in fashion, food, art and music around a massive sun dial.” Said Flying Fish Brand Manager Kerishta Siveraj. “These experiences speak to our consumers passion points and the Flavour Odyssey is all about giving them the license to collect experiences and not things” she concluded.

Patty Monroe caught jamming to the music - Flying Fish Flavour Odyssey

As the sun began to set, the crowd was in no mood to slow down. The music kept dancers on their feet as they took in the last moments of the unconventional experience. To find out more about how Flying Fish will be adding some flavour this summer follow the brand on their social media pages on @FlyingFishSA.




IMG-20181124-WA0022Durban North Beach came alive this past weekend as The Bar One Gym Squad brought over 2000 consumers to join the brand for a morning of core workout and aerobics. The brand had been activating around the country in 9 provinces along with the gym leaders.

IMG-20181124-WA0027Producer and music mogul DJ Tira joined the other trainers to deliver a spectacular workout session which had the crowd moving non-stop. Umalume closed off  the morning with a stellar performance attracting even more crowds. The Bar One Gym Squad community will continue next year in all 9 provinces.


Ground-breaking digital drama series; ‘iLobola Nge Bhubesi’ takes South Africa by Storm – @LionLagerSA #iLobolaNgeBhubesi

Lion Lager Coming soon Facebook headerThe pride of South Africa, Lion Lager took the second screen by storm with the launch of the ground breaking digital series called ‘iLobola NgeBhubesi” as part of the relaunch of the brand and their “Lion is back at R10” campaign.

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The limited 5 part drama series which launched on 22th October on the brand’s Facebook page, as well as their Twitter and YouTube platforms, drew to close this past week with the 5th Episode.

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“iLobola Nge Bhubesi’ tells a story that celebrates the resilient spirit of South Africa. It is a story about love, pride, life, overcoming challenges and resilient spirit of a young South African man named Sipho. The drama follows Sipho as he gets ready to marry the love of his life, but first he must overcome the challenges he is set to face” says Titi Mabitsela, Lion Lager Brand Manager.


Mabitsela says Lion Lager has been quiet for quite a while and they want to relaunch the brand in a manner that resonates with consumers and, more than anything, showcases their resilient spirit as you’ll see in the digital series.

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“The series is a celebration of the tenacious and “never say die” attitude that we know of the Lion Lager man, no matter what is thrown their way. It’s not often that a brand delves into a uniquely Mzansi story and as many will see in the setting, this is a story that many South Africans can relate to,” adds Mabitsela.


The lead character is played by an upcoming South African actor and musician Bafana Mthembu (26) in his breakout role. The series also features talented actors Nhlanhla Mahlangu (as Gumede), Sibonile Ngubane (as Malume) and Mcedisi Shabangu (who plays the bride’s Father).

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“Being a part of this one of a kind and ground-breaking production was really exciting for me. I could relate very much to the character I played because, like him, I’ve been exposed to the custom of iLobola and have seen some of my peers go through a similar journey. This made it easy to tap into the mind state of a man who’s about to undergo this.” says Bafana Mthembu, lead actor; Sipho.


‘iLobola Nge Bhubesi’ is the brand’s first ever digital drama series airing exclusively on the brand’s Facebook page – Lion Lager SA.


Both the trailer and Full episodes of the series can be viewed on youtube:






The Bar One Gym Squad is back for its fourth year running and the finale will be hitting the Durban shore and it is with much excitement to announce that the multitalented music producer and businessman DJ Tira will be this year’s Bar One Gym Squad headliner. DJ Tira  alongside regional gym leaders will be joined by over two thousand consumers for a workout session at the North Beach in Durban on the 24thNovember 2018, followed by a stellar performance from Umalume himself.

Bar One Gym Squad is a community initiative to promote an active lifestyle in township communities across the country. Last year we saw Mr Fill Up Caspper Nyovest headline the Johannesburg finale pulling over thousands of people to join him at the UJ Campus in Soweto.


The regional activations are still continuing, with the next one due to take place in  Mamelodi’s Rethabile Sports Groundson the 10thNovember. The gym sessions happen every Saturday morning with gym leaders showcasing different ways of how to lead an active lifestyle in different communities by doing different workouts.


The gym squad’s weekly locations:

  • Orlando Eco Park, Soweto
  • BBB (Tripple B) Bootcamp, P9 Bhenjani Road, Kwamashu, Durban
  • Aced Sports, Mamelodi Rethabile Sports Ground, Tsomo Street, Mamelodi
  • Ben Zwane’s Bootcamp, Dr Molemela Outdoor Playing Courts in Rocklands, Bloemfontein
  • Zola’s Aerobics Club, Ny49 Stadium, Gugulethu, Cape Town
  • Hector Way Drive, Lynnville, Emalahleni
  • Mayibuye Multipurpose Centre, Corner Shaka and Hulana Street. Kimberly
  • Olympia Park Stadium, Rustenburg
  • Mdantsane Mall, Motion Fitness Outdoor., East London






The finale will take place at the Snell Parade Durban North Beach starting from 6H30 am till 10am.

For more information on the Bar One Gym Squad follow their social pages Facebook : @BarOneSouthAfrica Twitter @BarOne_SA.