CELEBRITIES, like all of us, are glad that 2009 is almost over and they are ready to ring in the new year. And this is how some of them will do it.
l Khanyi Mbau will be jetting off to Cape Town with her daughter, mother, grandmother and sister from where they will welcome 2010.
"We should be back in Jozi by Saturday. My New Year's wishes are for health, prosperity (because then you can take care of all your material needs) and then for happiness.
"In 2010 I will be concentrating on my music and I will also be working on a new drama series. However, my main focus will be my daughter and being the best parent that I can be."
l Loyiso Bala will also be in Cape Town. "I am headlining the annual Kfm New Year's celebrations at Kirstenbosch Gardens on December 31."
Bala's New Year resolutions include staying healthy.
"Health is high on the agenda. I've already started working out because it makes me feel good, and I want to get my fitness to an optimum level."
l Kwela Tebza's Tebogo Lerole said: "Unfortunately we are not going away over the New Year because it's the busiest time of the year for most of us in the creative industries.
"We are also facing 2010 and a lot of things need to be planned and prepared for the greatest year of all times."
Lerole said that his New Year wish for all Sowetan readers is for world peace.
l Winnie Khumalo will be performing on New Year's eve in Potchefstroom, North West.
Khumalo's New Year resolution is to keep on making good music for her fans. "I am going to work hard, stand up and make things happen for myself. Importantly, I always want to entertain my fans in a good and wonderful way."
l Koyo Bala of 3Sum fame said: "My New Year's wish for everyone is that they start to take care of themselves. Life is precious. Control yourselves and beware of HIV, and for those who drink - please don't drive."
l Uyanda Mbuli wants to "focus more on those that I love the most, shower them with love and admiration".
"I also want to do more yoga and work out more than I did this year."