A new year opens the door to possibilities - SA's beloved figures send season's greeting

2018-01-01 15:54

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Johannesburg - Some of South Africa’s most beloved public figures took to social media on Monday to extend a range of heartfelt New Year’s greetings.

"A new year opens the door to possibilities. May it bring love, joy, honesty, peace and abundance to you, our country and the world," were the wishes of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela in a tweet.

Meanwhile, inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk posted a photograph on Facebook of one of his SpaceX rocket's being launched to "lighten up your new year".

Benoni-born Princess Charlene of Monaco’s foundation posted a video on Facebook of her husband, Prince Albert II of Monaco delivering a New Year’s message from the palace.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife’s foundation posted a message on their website, wishing South Africans “blessed holidays, and may 2018 be filled with abundant opportunities”.

Cricketer AB De Villiers posted a photograph on Instagram of him with his wife, captioning it: “Happy New Year from us 2 Divvies.”

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The self-proclaimed "most famous white woman in South Africa" Evita Bezuidenhout, uploaded a video to YouTube in which, dressed in a fetching purple patterned dress and blinged up jewellery, she issued a number of New Year’s resolutions, declaring that the most important of all was a command: "don’t press send after two glasses of chardonnay".

Music and media celebrities were prolific in ringing in the New Year.

Cassper Nyovest tweeted his greeting for a "prosperous and luxurious 2018" accompanied by a photograph of him relaxing in a seemingly private jet.

Social African pop culture icon Maps Maponyane posted a tweet on New Year's Day reminding his followers: "You know the deal: Make Money, Don't Die'".

Presenter and actress Minnie Dlamini used the New Year to reflect on her success, declaring "so much was done" and posting a throwback picture of her wedding last year.

Fellow TV host and actress, Boity Thulo rung in 2018 with a bikini clad photograph captioned with the year and a shooting star emoji.

Radio personality Gareth Cliff issued his new year’s wishes for a 2018 that would be "wonderful and productive" and in which "surprising, unexpected and beautiful things happen for all of us!"

Posting images on Twitter of him "gig hopin with the whole entire squad" DJ Black Coffee nearly managed to pull off a New Year’s gig spanning a visit to five locations.

However, he then posted a video on Monday, apologising for not making it to Durban and Richard’s Bay due to logistical transport problems.

Finally, DJ Zinhle sent a Twitter "shout out" praising "everyone who celebrated other people’s successes as if they were their own".


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