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Post 2021-06-30

Post provides a comprehensive package of news, views and entertainment for the family, championing the interests of the Indian community and keeping readers fully informed and in touch with their roots, religions and culture.

South Africa
Independent Media Pty Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

2 min
your stars

Duff is a psychic medium, SHARRON DUFF ARIES (March 21 – April 19) You are not alone, even if you feel you have to do everything yourself. This feels to be in the workspace, so delegate and make space for others to assist you. Take a break when you can. Balance is important this week. Lucky colour: blue. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20) Love and new relationships are in the air this week. Remember to put yourself out there and be available for love to find you. The good news in the heart space is yours this week. Lucky colour: white. GEMINI (May 21 – June 20) Your planning is finally taking shape as prosperity is coming into your circle. Take your time before you make your…

2 min
tevin the rapper makes his mark

Nokuthula Mabuza nokuthula.mabuza@inl.co.za AT JUST 11, Tevin Reddy, of Queensburgh, is making his mark on the music scene. The Grade 6 pupil at Falcon Park Primary in Chatsworth has released three singles under the record label, Boss Life Entertainment. His debut single, Born for This, which was released two months ago, has notched more than 1 000 views on YouTube. His previous singles were Vibe on Check and Wildest Dreams. Tevin discovered his love for music while listening and watching music videos in his dad’s recording studio. “When my dad built a recording studio, they signed Siphesihle Mhlanga, known as Verge The Rapper, whom I was inspired by. I spent a lot of time in the studio after school and the producer, Njabs, ensured we had fun. So it became…

3 min
duo help community find their funny bone

NIKITA CHINIAH nikita.chiniah@inl.co.za A YEAR ago, Shanice Subbiah and Jardel Govender posted their first comedy skit on social media and since then, their fan base has kept growing. The video was titled Things You Would Only Hear in an Indian Home and for some TikTok and Facebook users, it was a welcome relief soon after the national lockdown. The video has garnered more than 74 000 views and 859 shares on TikTok, while on Facebook it has more than 56 000 views and 800 shares. After the video went viral, the Chatsworth friends realised that they were indeed humorous. To date, they have uploaded close to 100 videos relating to Indian community scenarios and situations. Some of their characters are Nody, Steven, Evelyn, Gono, Mali, Cooks and Roger. They believe…

1 min
duchess of sussex reveals archie loves ‘the bench’

MEGHAN Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, says her 2-year-old son Archie already has a voracious appetite for books. The 39-year-old said Archie was a fan of her new picture book, The Bench, which was inspired by her husband Prince Harry’s relationship with their son. She said: “I knew our son would notice all of those elements, and he loves the book, which is great because he has a voracious appetite for books and constantly when we read him a book he goes ‘again, again, again’. But now the fact he loves The Bench and we can say ‘Mommy wrote this for you’ feels amazing.” The duchess, who lives in California with her young family, also revealed the book featured some personal touches. She said: “I think you can find sweet…

2 min
tragedy inspired book ‘i lost my parents and siblings’

Nokuthula Mabuza nokuthula.mabuza@inl.co.za TO distract herself from the pain of losing her family, Alicia Ramdharee vented through letters. These have now become part of her book, Orphaned by Suicide. In 1999, Ramdharee, then 12 years old, lost her parents and two siblings. Her father Des Sewdass, 40, shot her mom Sunitha, 32, her sister Tasha, 8, and her brother Shivenn, 4, in their home in Blue Jill Crescent in Chatsworth, Durban. Her dad then turned the gun on himself. “I became an orphan instantly after losing my family to suicide in one go,” said Ramdharee, now 33. She said the incident happened during the December holidays while she was at her maternal family’s home in Johannesburg. Ramdharee said even after she relocated to Johannesburg to…

2 min
an excerpt from ‘orphaned by suicide’

FAMILIES and friends were called to spread the news of the late Sewdass family of Chatsworth. Radio stations were to announce the message on air for those we could not reach. I was told to relax and see if I could sleep, but my mind wouldn’t allow me to do that! Why was I crying? I mean there was a possibility of my family still being alive! The insanity was surreal. I had to keep myself sane. My thoughts told me it was a lie. They are still alive. It’s only a lie. They are waiting for you to come home. You know your father wouldn’t do such a thing and leave you behind. I made up things in my brain. Everyone around me dealt with this news differently and…