Martial arts coach and second generation student of Bruce Lee, Sifu Salim Badat is most happy when he is teaching martial arts or training. He began his martial arts career at the tender age of 18 and went on to establish the Salim Badat Mixed Martial Arts Academy.
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Design entrepreneur from Mumbai, Ranjit Dahiya loves painting Bollywood posters and simultaneously engaging in various communication design projects under his own startup called Digital Moustache.
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Love over Facebook, a matric reunion and 80s music are the ingredients that Sharika China will be dishing out to audiences in her acting debut on May 27.
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For author Sumayya Lee, hope and faith are a fabulous combination – and anything is possible! Sumayya was born in Durban, South Africa and currently lives in London. Her books, 'The Story of Maha' and 'Maha, Ever After' have proved delightfully popular. Soomaya Gaffoor caught up with this zesty personality:
Last Updated (Sunday, 10 July 2011 22:30)
Twenty-three year old Carishma Basday of Durban, South Africa certainly is a beauty with brains. With a degree, several diplomas and a flourishing acting career, Ms Basday is going places. Salona Surjoo caught up with this talented young lady:
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Sipping a latte at Zack’s at the Windermere Centre in Durban, I know when fashion designer Kimosha Ganas arrives. Heads turn as the fashionista dressed in a white frilly bolero with a boob tube style top and black lycra tights walks by. Looking as if she just stepped off the catwalk, it’s just an ordinary outfit on an average day for Kimosha.
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Ahmed Hoosen Deedat was born on 1 July 1918 in Tadkeshwar, a village in the district of Surat in India. In 1927, at the age of nine years old, as the only son, he accompanied his father Hoosen Deedat, to South Africa. His mother, Fathima, the daughter of Hafiz Hoosen Norgat, and his sister Rassool remained in their hometown in India. Both father and son settled in Durban in South Africa. Ahmed’s father began working for several Muslim business-houses in and around Durban. Within a few years, however, he managed to establish his own tailor-shop in Madrasah Arcade (off Grey Street) in Durban.
Last Updated (Sunday, 12 September 2010 12:36)
Women play various roles in their lives - from a daughter, sister, and granddaughter, to a wife, mother and, sometimes even breadwinner! But despite these family-oriented roles and responsibilities, women are executives in many fields of work, with dreams and aspirations for undertaking new and exciting ventures. Melanie Kisten, Director and Choreographer of Melanie Kisten Dance Academy, is one of these proud women who’ve made it in South Africa! I managed to steal some time out of Melanie’s busy schedule to give you a glimpse of this family-oriented woman’s road to success.
Last Updated (Sunday, 04 July 2010 17:41)
“The boy with his head in the clouds.” At least that’s how his mum describes him. 32-year-old Yusuf Rajah has always loved building things. As a little boy, Rajah would build gadgets and gizmos that could listen to people’s conversations from a distance; toy cars that drove themselves; radios and speaker systems - even a device that gave unsuspecting inquisitors an electric shock!
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