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Beauty Journey: Vika Shipalana

Name: Vika Shipalana Age: 34 Occupation: Director of the Prestige Channel at Pernod-Ricard South Africa CHILDHOOD I come from a family of strong women and a belief in The Almighty God, so it goes without saying that I have endeavoured to live a life of purpose, following in the footsteps of my beloved mother, Zukiswa Ntshona. I have an older brother, Lolwethu Bongco, who is my absolute rock and superhero (Mr

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Beauty Journey: Kwakho Qongqo

Name: Kwakho Qongqo Age: 33 Occupation: Social Entrepreneur Back in 2010, I would see teenage girls from the townships of Port Elizabeth drinking midweek and used to wonder why they were not at school or doing something with their lives, so I decided to host a camp for black teenage girls from “underserved areas” in 2011 and called it Golden Teens Camp. We’ve been hosting these camps ever since….but now

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Interview: TMP intern Nefertari Galeta speaks to TMP founder Mathahle Stofile

Our intern, Nefertari Galeta, has set off to NYC indefinitely. Before her departure last week, she sat down with TMP founder, Mathahle Stofile, to ask her all the beauty and career questions she’s been wondering about as she gets ready to start a new life and career in the big apple. Nef: They always say there are particular signs that occur in your life that give you some of indication of where you’ll

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Beauty Talk: Anele Mdoda

TMP: What’s your full name? A: Anele Zintathu Mdoda TMP: Age? A: 33 TMP: Occupation? A: Broadcaster TMP: What was your childhood like? Do you have any special memories?A: My childhood was pretty awesome, I grew up with a mom, dad and three sisters. I am the third one. The fourth born came when I was 10. I do not know if I was excited to not be the youngest anymore

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