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Oct 2013
17

INSPIRATION NEVER CAME THIS GOOD

Sweaty palms, butterflies in my tummy and the jelliest jelly legs a girl can handle…That’s how the American Queen of Talk, Oprah Winfrey, found me…Or at least, I found her. I never knew the proper meaning of star struck until I was about a meter away from the TV mogul. My heart was racing out of control and I found myself repeating this in my head “Tanya! Don’t f**k it up!” But...
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Sep 2013
11

Touching base with my hero

First off let me apologise for being so quiet. I’m hoping that while I may not have written you lately, you’ve still managed to tune in to eNCA and catch some of my exciting stories. One of my favourites for the month was interviewing 80s diva Bonnie Tyler! Some of you will remember her for her hit songs Total Eclipse of the Heart and I Need a Hero. But when I first saw...
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Jun 2013
28

Sitting on the fence...

I expected to meet a swashbuckling man in tights waving a sword like some kind of Zorro, but when I met 26-year-old South African Fencing Champion Sello Maduma he was anything but. Instead, I met a humble Sello who luckily doesn’t wear his pants too tight and believes in only picking up his sword when competing. In fact, he is currently vying for the 2013 Africa Fencing Championship title. The competition is being...
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Jun 2013
13

Don't mess with my Tutu

I get all giddy every time I get the opportunity to be in his company!  Whether it’s his charm, jovial sense of humour or that deep feeling of holiness.  Whichever of the three, it gets me every time! Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is infectious! And it’s evident when some of the country’s finest comedians including an international line up, freely give of their time to help raise funds for the Desmond...
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May 2013
24

Just not my lucky day...or is it?

  I was totally stoked when one of our friends in the media invited me to their live studio broadcast with the infamous Hell’s Kitchen’s Gordon Ramsay. Let’s face it, he’s more famous for his foul mouth than for his cooking, and I wanted to witness his ‘charming personality’ for myself… After numerous attempts for a one on one interview with his PR delegation (I prefer to refer to them as PR...
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