Coffee is the fire that fuels millions of us every day. Coffee consumption is moving beyond being just a daily ritual; from making a relaxing mug at home to grabbing one on the go, the pleasure of the perfect cup has become part of our lifestyle.   As the fastest-growing sector in emerging local markets, our obsession with coffee is showing no signs of slowing down. But what’s next for the South African coffee industry? Treat yourself to the Nespresso coffee trend forecast for 2018:   Iced Coffee The unforgivingly hot African climate doesn’t always make a hot cup of coffee the best choice. TheRead More →

For many women, the New Year marks the beginning of change. New Year resolutions are in full force with many wanting to feel better, do better and look better! Your hairstyle represents your inner being. It is a way of showing your identity, your strength, your style, your confidence and your heart. If 2017 was a tumultuous year, a new look is a great way to lift your spirits and start afresh. And what better way to boost your confidence than with a new hairstyle? If you really want to up your hair game, try these hairstyles in 2018 to look and feel fabulous. StylistsRead More →

On January 24, the Nespresso on Ice Truck hit the streets of Joburg and Cape Town to serve up a sip of something special this summer. Following the launch of two Limited Edition coffees that have been specially crafted for iced coffee preparation, the Nespresso on Ice truck will be cooling down the city’s hot spots by delivering delicious iced coffee. What better way to enjoy a moment of perfect refreshment in the height of summer? Intenso on Ice and Leggero on Ice are the first coffees Nespresso has crafted specifically to be enjoyed as iced coffees. Intenso on Ice is a bold coffee with cereal and cocoa notes and an intense, roasted finish. If preparedRead More →

Learn how to make wise financial decisions early in life to ensure you are not impacted by financial missteps committed in youth. Eunice Sibiya, Head of Consumer Education at FNB, says “There’s nothing as exciting as getting your first salary and realising that earning an income opens up many possibilities. However, this should also be the time to step back and start thinking carefully about your finances and what you want to achieve from earning an income. During this stage, every financial commitment should be carefully considered because how you start off will have a direct impact on your finances in the long term.” HereRead More →

Hailing from a small village outside Malamulele in Limpopo, Bongani Mbhiza popularly known as Leo Bee is an Emcee whose passion is to throw bars after bars, BOE! In a quest to find out more about his upcoming album; Barcoded Expression, Shangazine asked Leo for a quick chat! Q: WHERE DOES YOUR LOVE FOR RAP COME FROM? A: It all started when I was young, I was always fascinated by a lot of songs especially in terms of how the language is used in the songs. Things such as figure of speech, rhymes, punchlines and poetic flow always caught my attention and when I finallyRead More →

Do you want to add some colour to your dreadlocks but do not want to permanently dye or even damage your hair? You can with Darling Hair Africa!   All you have to do is get the Darling Hair Yaki Braid and head to your hair stylist.  Hlulani Masingi, founder of Shangazine was lucky to be among the special guests invited by Darling Hair to highlight her dreadlocks. Her Xitsonga character wasn’t shy to choose a blue hairpiece. She definitely defied any stereotype about the anything blue being gloom and also; she said she wanted to openly express the love she has for her XitsongaRead More →

If you want to dress up and look good for your ‘nuna’ without losing your cultural essence then Khosi Nkosi has something for you.   As always, Nkosi surprised the audience with her perfectly designed garments meant for a modern day makoti (daughter-in-law) at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg 2017. Spectators came out in numbers to show their love and support for cultural wear with a hint of contemporary feel! Some of the clothes from the SS17 collection showcased at the fashion event are made from Tsonga material, which is good news for us isn’t it? You’re sure to score brownie points from yourRead More →