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Candi & Co. set to turn heads at MTN Pulse Day

November 28, 2019

Fashionistas, prepare to empower your crowning glory as Candi & Co. joins the line-up for MTN Pulse – the biggest masterclass and entertainment mash-up Mzansi has ever seen. Set to take place at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg on the 29th of November, MTN Pulse Day is an event planned for the youth of South Africa.

It promises to be filled with panel discussions, exhibitions and performances from SA’s top game changers and influencers in:

  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Entertainment
  • Lifestyle & Wellness
  • Sport
  • Gaming
  • Entrepreneurship  

SA rap queen Sho Madjozi is the headline act for the event. An occasion dedicated to encouraging influencers to celebrate their passions, teach them how to turn their dreams into a reality and tell memorable success stories. 

Alongside the John Cena hitmaker, MTN MashUp will feature a host of the biggest names in SA entertainment and sport, including: 

  • Funnyman Mpho Popps
  • Springbok Elton Jantjies I
  • Influential DJ and entrepreneur Lerato Kganyago

Candi & Co. will lift the lid on the current mood in hair and beauty as part of the day’s Fashion and Beauty Masterclass with the hair specialist Danni Bowler, with wig master Xola Madube joining forces with fashion designer Nandi Madida and makeup queen Clara Banx.

Candice Thurston says Candi & Co’s involvement in MTN MashUp continues the all hair-type salon chain’s mission of revolutionising the way women care for their hair and beauty and promotes entrepreneurship in the industry. 

“Empowering women to be confident in reaching their dreams and embracing who they are is at the heart of Candi & Co. Understanding your hair and skin types is the core to any woman’s confidence and at Candi & Co. we educate and equip women to love & care for their crowning glory,” said Candice Thurston, Founder and Chief Executive of Candi & Co. 

As part of the revolution and growth, Candi&Co. has also partnered with The Foschini Group and has launched a Candi& Co. in Foschini Fourways. This is a first of its kind in South Africa as you can now do your hair, braids, weaves, nails, facials and many more services on a Foschini account. Candi & Co. will have a pamper pod to showcase the power of brand partnerships with a nail, braid and candy bar in the MTN Mash-Up activation zone.

With eight franchise partner female owners and over 100 jobs created, Candi&Co. is not only about hair and beauty but about inspiring the youth of South Africa to become entrepreneurs. 

“We are proud that MTN has chosen to support Candi&Co. on this journey and partnering with MTN Pulse day is only the start of getting the youth ready to ignite their confidence,” said Thurston.

With doors opening at 11 am, the all-day event will end at midnight and is designed for media and micro-influencers keen to equip and empower themselves by tapping into the Pulse of the latest trends and insights.



NEW CUSTOMERS: Switch to MTN, dial *411# to join MTN Pulse and stand a chance to win a double ticket to MTN Pulse Day.


EXISTING MTN PULSE CUSTOMERS: Simply purchase an MTN Pulse Bundle of R10 or more to stand a chance to win a double ticket to MTN Pulse Day.


Look out for posts on their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media pages for a chance to enter the competition.

A voucher code will be sent to winners who can redeem tickets by:

  1. Log into Howler and enter the voucher code
  2. Select the masterclass you’d like to attend
  3. Confirmation will be sent via email
  4. Please take the email to the event to gain access


Purchase tickets on Howler.


MTN Pulse, exclusively designed for 18 to 24-year-olds.

Date: 29.11.19

Time: Gates open 11 am 

Venue: Nasrec Expo Centre

MTN Pulse Mash-Up will be a mash-up of masterclasses and entertainment. The Masterclasses will start at noon and the entertainment to follow, from 5 pm. 

For the Masterclasses, there will be pods that you sign up for and attend based on content and speakers. Each pod will have a variety of Masterclasses in each pod that will be covered and by different speakers – Masters of their Pulse and Craft. 

The pods


A true entrepreneur who makes it a point to make his visions come to life – this you cannot miss. Dj Shimza ladies and gentlemen.



Thabang Moleya

Fashion and Beauty


Nandi Madida


Clara Banx


Nandi Madida will be hosting her own Masterclass at MTN Pulse


SA Rugby Player

Elton Jantjies


Dean Furman

Sports Presenter

Thato Moeng

Lifestyle and Wellness 


I See a Different You

Health & Wellness

Juanita Khumalo





Mpho Popps


Thabo Moloi


The Lazy Makoti

Some serious funny business with Mpho Popps as he’ll be dropping jokes and gems on the day.


Leanne Morais 


  • Sho Madjozi
  • DJ Shimza
  • DJ Lerato Kganyago
  • Comedy show from Mpho Popps

Brand experiences and refreshments throughout the Masterclass sessions

  • Candi &Co
  • Cotton On
  • Mobicel
  • Tik-Tok
  • Malfy & Beefeater Gin
  • Thirsti Water
  • Many more! 

Food and drinks will be on sale in the Pulse Garden from noon.

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