I bought a Renault Clio: First Car

I bought a car: undlunkulu Xoli

I seriously finally bought a Renault Clio as my First Car! I am super excited to finally be able to share with you that I bought my first car in March 2020, a Renault Clio. I had been planning to buy a car for a while. I want to share with you my journey. I am not a technical person so I did not look for technical specifications of the car. All I knew was that if I ended up buying a Renault Clio, it has to be an Automatic transmission and it has to be red. Lol.

I was always on car sites looking at many cars, weighing my options, weighing alternatives and somehow I always gravitated towards a Clio.

I started contacting dealerships, but I also contacted Audi, Toyota, Mercedes Benz and Mazda. I was looking at either an Audi A1, or Toyota Yaris, Marc A Class, Mazda CX3 or a Renault Clio. Few days later I was contacted by Thanda Motaung from Alpine Renault in Hillcrest. He quoted me a very good deal, it was within the budgeted amount. A day later, he fetched me from Westville Campus to go see the car.

I bought a Renault Clio
  • I bought a Renault Clio
  • I bought a Renault Clio
  • I bought a Renault Clio

When I arrived at the dealership, I just fell in love with what I saw. It was even more beautiful in person. I knew that yes, this is me, this is mine.

We did the paperwork and boom, I was a car owner. I could not believe it. The next day, I went to fetch it and took pictures. Listen, driving an automatic is nice BUT be prepared to pay more for an Automatic because they cost more than manual transmissions. I had done a Code 8 license for an automatic so I had no choice but to buy an automatic car.

I have no regrets though because I never wanted to change gears ever and I knew that when I buy a car, it will be an automatic transmission.

I have been driving it for 2 weeks as of today and it is such a pleasure to drive and it is fuel efficient. It has an ECO mode functionality that saves fuel for you and teaches you how to save fuel by avoiding rapid accelerations and rapid braking.

The sound is insane!!! The first song I played was ‘Into Ingawe by Sun El Musician ft Ami Faku. Yazin, I am in love!

I’d like to give a special shout out to Thanda Motaung for making the whole process super easy.

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“Frank and Fearless” Honest Film Review

“Frank and Fearless” Honest Film Review
“Frank and Fearless”
Genre: Comedy
Studio: Thabede Menzi Films & Dapple Films
Plot Outline: An aging reprobate (Leon Schuster), a rural African boy (Thembalethu Ntuli), a large dog, and an orphaned baby rhino set out to stop the rhino slaughter. Their quest takes them through hysterically funny situations as well as times of tragedy, and they end up an inspiration and a conscience to a world in need of heroes. A family film in the side-splitting Schuster comedy tradition, combined with a timeless story with a huge heart.
Starring: Leon Schuster, Thembalethu Ntuli, Kenneth Nkosi, Khanyi Mbau, Jennifer Steyn, David Dennis, and Mary Twala.
Directed by Gray Hofmeyr
Written by Gray Hofmeyr & Leon Schuster
Produced by Menzi Givenson & Andre Scholtz

My Rating:


I watched this movie nervous that it’s just another Leon Schuster movie full of pranks and oh boy! No one prepared me for what I saw. Gray Hofmeyr is the ultimate king of comedy film. Somebody give this man a Life Time Achievement Award already!!!

“Frank and Fearless” is the most environmentally friendly film I have ever watched, and not in a bad way. The story revolves around saving Rhinos and raising awareness about Rhino Poaching. It is artistically and beautifully done so much it doesn’t feel like an Environmental Science lecture presentation. I would like to see more films taking the route of telling stories that raise awareness about environmental issues and be able to pull those actions stunts we all love.

Roles have changed in “Frank and Fearless”. It’s unlike in Mad Buddies where Leon Schuster and Kenneth Nkosi where they were inseparable best friends.

In this film, Kenneth Nkosi plays Dolf, an antagonist. He is a Rhino Poacher disguised in a Ranger suit, who claims that he protects Rhinos from poachers.

Frank Fearless Film Review

Photo: Frank and Fearless Movie

The fun starts when Fearless, played by Thembalethu Ntuli realizes that Rhinie’s mom (his Rhino friend) has been killed by Rhino Poachers. He gets on a mission to kidnap the Ambassador of an Asian country at their Embassy in Pretoria. In an absolute coincidence, ‘Frank’ played by Leon Schuster, who had just been fired as a Chef, gets an interview for another job in Pretoria. So, they both head to Pretoria however, but it is not a smooth trip at all.

This film will take you in an emotional rollercoaster. There are scenes where you will laugh your wig off and there are scenes that will keep you in suspense.

Can we talk about Khanyi Mbau’s insane acting skills?! Khanyi has grown so much as an actress and it’s blissful to watch. In this film, she plays Beauty. She cannot see without her thick geeky glasses. She is a ranger, lovely, sweet character. She is often undermined by Dolf. In the end, she plays a huge role in saving the day.

Frank Fearless Film Review

Khanyi Mbau. Photo: Frank and Fearless Movie

There’s absolutely nothing I did not like in Frank and Fearless. Zilch.

My favorite scene was when Frank and Fearless got arrested by Dolf. Frank swallows a Kruger Rand coin so that Dolf doesn’t confiscate it. Later, Fearless makes Frank poop out the coin since it was the only money they had and their only hope to save the Rhinos.

After Frank poops out the coin, Dolf catches them and demands they hand over the coin. Unknowing that Frank just pooped out the coin, Dolf tastes the coin to test if it is a real Kruger Rand coin or it is fake. You can imagine how it tasted like. His face when he was later told that he tasted Frank’s sh*t, was absolutely priceless!

The primary lesson of this film is “Stop Rhino Poaching”. And also to refute the myth that a Rhino horn heals all kinds of diseases. But more importantly, if you believe in something, go for it and stop at nothing until you achieve it.

This is why I recommend this film, not because it’s a South African film but because this important message should be seen by everyone. Of course, the cinematography is exceptional. The film is insanely funny, you will love it. Take friends, kids, in-laws, cousins, anyone, it is a family friendly film.

The only reason this film gets 4.5 out of 5 is that I believe that the graphics and special effects could have been more perfected. Overall, it is a thumbs up from me!

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Blogger, Media and Marketing student at the University of KwaZulu Natal.

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LAW STUDENTS’ REVIEW: Law In South Africa

law review

I would like to voice my opinion about the convictions that the general public has about the law in South Africa, and the way the public perceives the law to be applied. Whether whom should act to make sure that the public is exposed to how the law should be applied that is not what this brief reflective piece aims to focus on.

I strongly believe that legal functionaries and other supporting institutions still have a lot to do. They have a vital role to play in discharging awareness among the public about the law and how it operates, through continuous interactions and engaging with the public on various channels of communications.

The law is not for a select few, it is for the entire general public at large since it was established to regulate how the public is expected to behave towards each other and towards the state. Our National TV Channels are not doing the best they can to bring about the awareness and curb the ignorance of our people.

Through our short TV inserts and Drama series, the topic of law could easily be incorporated as SABC 1 once did ages ago when it aired a show called Sokhulu and Partners and The Good Wife on SABC 3. From then on sadly there has never been any recognizable effort in my opinion.

The general public tends to infringe the rules of the law, at times you will find that the person who broke the  law did not even know that he/she was conducting an illegal or unlawful act. That proves just how much we still have to do.

We have The Legal Aid Board which assists members of the public from destitute families and all those who simply cannot afford the services of the law functionaries. You will in most cases find a member of the general public addressing a Judge or Magistrate in court as “Your Majesty, Your Highness or the famous American title Your Honor” instead of Your Lordship or My Lady for a Judge of High Court and Your Worship for a Magistrate.

All this ignorance stems from the Legal Fraternity and many other supporting bodies not doing enough to curb such ignorance.

Justice must be served, and above that Justice must be seen to be served. Sadly, justice cannot be served if people are ignorant of the law. Let us educate the masses so that Justice may be served.

Regards

Makhosonke Donda Ngobese Edited By Mafika Dlamini

This is an opinion by Makhosonke Donda Ngobese
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