It was great to see this year’s Loeries Awards celebrating women! There was a strong line up of talented and accomplished female speakers at the DStv Seminar of Creativity and women featured prominently in the Loeries judges and award winners, not to mention illuminating the red carpet with brains and beauty!
My Loeries experience began when I checked in to the Garden Court Marine Parade where the Umlazi Comtech Jazz Ensemble (still in their school uniform), played a selection of the best in jazz, past and present, including several tributes to the late, legendary Miriam Makeba. Each member of the band was talented but the vocalist, Zinhle Msane, was extraordinary. I got the distinct feeling that we were in the presence of greatness and I predict this remarkable young lady will enjoy global fame and recognition.