Discover how Vodacom RED keeps popular TV personality Thapelo Mokoena in touch with his people.

Actor, producer, and restaurant entrepreneur Thapelo Mokoena invited us to Louise & Anna, one of his favorite hangouts in Craighall, to show us how he’s keeping his business, family and life together. 

“Today, I take you on a journey with me for a slice of my day and how I take on every single task that I have,” shares the star before adding, “I’m not doing it alone. I’m doing it with Vodacom RED.”

Thapelo is a huge fan of the eatery’s decor and overall environment. “It’s so soulful and I like that it’s inspired by Louisiana and New Orleans. So is the food,” he explains. 

While waiting for his colleagues, he hauled out his laptop to get on with some work. 

“Living in the moment for me means constantly staying connected with every single part of my existence. That is my business partners and my family – and with my Vodacom package that is seamless for me.”

Thapelo describes being part of the Vodacom RED VIP family as having “changed my life.” He’s a big fan of the airtime sharing and ability to stay connected across various devices – thanks to the multi-sim functionality.  

Still, nothing beats hanging out in person with those dear to you so the arrival of friends Tsepo Kokoali and Mzi Kumalo was a welcome respite. 

Their satisfaction with the lunch spot was a clear indicator that Thapelo had made a great choice in the restaurant.  

As was his decision to star in writer-director Uga Carlini’s film ‘Angeliena’. The newly-released, modern-day, post-apartheid local movie that follows the journey of a formerly homeless parking attendant that is diagnosed with a fatal disease and dares to put her lifelong dream of traveling the world into motion.

From there Thapelo takes us along to one of his other favourite spots in Jozi, owned by his good friend Jaco.  

“What we have here is a complete wine experience combined with sourdough bread that is made right in front of you as you wait,” shares the oenophile. 

Thanks to technology, Thapelo gets to breathe in every moment with those he cares about, like his son. 

“My son has joined me after his swimming class for a stroll at the park and to feed some ducks, just to constantly have that connection. You know, whether it’s digital or physical, the relationship stays seamless throughout the day.” 

“This is what living in the moment is for me. Quality of life, quality experience, and quality Vodacom RED VIP partner,” ends Thapelo.

Following an extensive day with the well-known star, it’s clear that he’s very happy to be unlocking all the benefits on offer through Vodacom RED, be it the travel and accommodation benefits, device theft cover, personal SWEAT 1000 training classes or host of other lifestyle rewards. 

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