Thursday, October 25, 2012



Singer, songwriter, guitarist, professional photographer and sometimes a dancer....born and raised in Grassy Park, Cape Town, Katherine was always seen as the artistic type. If she wasnt humming a tune, she was writing a poem or attending her dance rehearsals. She has always had a creative flair for photography and writing, and this is where her love for photography and music stemmed from. She picked up a guitar in 2001 and never really put it down. 

Her skills developed over the years and now she writes and performs her own music (when she's not too busy being the photographer). She prides herself in her good work ethics, and her strong values for a positive life. She strives to make today better than yesterday, knowing that tomorrow will hold great opportunities. She always says, keep it simple and dont stop smiling!


 Katherine joins The Morning Cruise to share her latest philanthropic venture 'TH1RTY'.

On the eve of her 30th Birthday she decides not to spend her savings on the conventional blow out birthday bash, but to sponsor the highschool career of one young learner from a disadvantaged area.

The aim is to give what you can, and in the process provide a deserving child with an education that he or she may not have had access to before.

Katherine adds that the decision making process has been gut wrenching because all of the learners who have made it through to the final round are deserving, and after meeting with them in person she has bonded with each of them.

On the morning of 3 May, I contacted a few individuals for guidance. The seed was planted and now it grows beneath the soil to become a TREE of knowledge.Project TH1RTY started with me making a simple choice for 1 learner, but this is only the beginning. The initiative's mission is to DO ONE THING at a time, step by step make a difference in many young lives! 

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Thursday, October 11, 2012



... is a fresh and dynamic upcoming female performer. She began singing from a very young age, and has been training at a professional singing school for three years.

This 23-year-old vocalist exudes charisma and versatility, embracing genres from jazz to soul, RnB, pop and Gospel. She has a degree in Film and Television Studies and Drama and was born to be on the stage.

A vocalist in one of Cape Town leading Gospel Jazz bands, Tiya has also performed as a soloist at various corporate entertainment showcases,and community events for the past five years in her hometown of Cape Town.

 “I’ve ALWAYS been singing. I eat it, breath it, live it,”

In addition to sharing a birthday with the late Whitney Houston, Tiya is inspired by Mariah Carey. A dancer and choreographer, she also enjoys creative writing, including poetry and song writing. Audiences respond to Tiya’s optimistic, fun personality and her obvious love for performing, but she also has a deeper side.

“I appreciate all the sad and bad that I’ve been through, because it’s brought me to where I am today - and where’s that? SUPER Strong!”

This versatile young performer believes that music is her way to reach other people, and make a difference. Her goal is to show the world what South Africa is made of.


I would like to start my own singing school, as to up lift and assist those who have been blessed with the gift of music to take their talent to a different level, a level where they can financially provide for their families. I have also joined a Network called Kingdom network where we will provide a stage / platform where Cape Town, South Africa will be able to witness their talent, the talent we hold in our country. I am also busy with my own album which will be released next year.