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5FM’s Station Manager Justine Cullinan is the winner of the Corporate Award at this year’s Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss Awards in association with Old Mutual Corporate.

 

The Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss Award, now in its third year, celebrates successful, innovative entrepreneurial women and businesswomen who have made a significant contribution to business life in South Africa and are natural business leaders.

Since the end of 2014 Justine has led a dedicated team who stand by their brand ethos to bring together youthful South Africans through the power of music.  She was nominated for the award by on-air presenter Rob Forbes for her trend-setting, innovative strategies and ability to motivate her team in even the most difficult times. In his nomination Forbes said, “5FM is an institution for so many young people growing up and it hasn’t been an easy two years.  For a lot of us, being able to navigate through that has been down to Justine. I think it’s been an incredible achievement to keep a brand as big as 5FM as important as it is through a period of such change.”

 

On being announced as the winner of the coveted award, Justine, who is affectionately known as the 5FM “Bosslady”, shared her appreciation for the recognition, “It is an absolute honour and privilege to be nominated for the Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss Award. I am incredibly proud to be part of the journey of supporting South African women in corporate leadership and I think it’s very important that organisations that trade in SA, like Old Mutual and Veuve Clicquot, play a role in empowering tomorrow’s female leaders.”

 

She added that entrepreneurship is the way forward because if new jobs are not created rather than sought, there won’t be any for the future generations. “At 5FM I do everything in my power to empower and mentor women for the future media industry, which is going to become increasingly important in understanding and managing our South African lives,” she says. 2017 also marked the first year in the history of 5FM that a black, female presenter was appointed to host the important afternoon drive show in the form of 5FM’s Thando Thabethe, known to her 5FM fans as Thabooty. Justine comments that this move was a core aspect of her plan over the past three years as Station Manager and it was long overdue.

 

In a media release judge Khanyi Dhlomo, Founder & CEO of Ndalo Media and ELLE magazine Publisher, herself recognised and honoured as one of SA’s most influential and inspiring businesswomen, summed up the 2017 Awards by saying, “All this year’s finalists were natural leaders, confident, strong, committed and risk-takers who are driven to succeed”.

 

From the large numbers of entries, the panel of judges awarded Justine the corporate award category title, while Amanda Dambuza, Founder of Director of consulting company Uyandiswa, won the entrepreneur category, and went on to win the overall prize as well.

 

Listeners can catch Justine on The Roger Goode Show on Wednesday, 22 November between 08:00 – 09:00 for one of her regular #Bosslady sessions, where she will answer questions on the radio business and chat a little about her award. She remains always open to the 5FM community through email.  Email her bosslady@5fm.co.za.

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The SAEInstitute in Cape Town is South Africa’s internationally accredited tertiaryinstitution and is proud to announce its latest scholarship opportunity forSouth Africans interested in learning Film Production at a state-of-the-artcampus in the heart of Cape Town at the renowned Woodstock Exchange.

The Hlubi Mboya Arnold Sunshine Cinema Scholarship will cover the full tuitionfees for SAE’s full-time Higher Certificate in Film Production at the SAEInstitute in Woodstock, Cape Town.

 

Hlubi is an award winning film and television actress, social justiceand civil rights activist, sponsored athlete, educator scholar and socialentrepreneur.  Hlubi, alongsideGareth Armstrong also produces Future CEO’s on CliffCentral assisting young,ambitious, up and coming, high-potential entrepreneurs and executives to growtheir businesses and fast-track their careers. Sunshine Cinema is a solar powered mobile cinema thatconverts solar energy into social impact.

 

To launch the scholarship, SAE and Hlubi, in partnership with SunshineCinemas, will be presenting a FREE evening master classes on November 23rdat the Woodstock SAE Campus. This master class will provide the idealopportunity for to learn new skills, pick up important tips and network withlike-minded individuals.

 

 

This impact focused Storytelling master class will cover the followingtopics:

  • Education for empowerment
  • Women & the SA entertainment industry
  • Storytelling & media advocacy
  • Alternative distribution

 

Sunshine Cinema is a solar powered mobile cinema that converts solarenergy into social impact. We take compelling and carefully curated content toa diverse array of communities across Southern Africa and beyond.

Sunshine Cinema’s Sydelle Willow Smith explains further, “We are drivenby a strong desire to create communal cinema experiences that act as a catalystfor dialogue, deep listening and ultimately positive social and environmentalchange. Sunshine Cinema isn’t just a mobile movie theater. We are anethically-minded media company that produces films and virtual reality segmentswith meaningful messages. We are proud to be partnering with SAE to offer thisscholarship, as we are firm believers in strengthening the local industry toensure more diverse voices from the continent are heard. “

 

Thisscholarship is just the latest to be announced, with other scholarshippartnerships between SAE and well-known industry names including Ready D, AKA,Skrilllex and Black Coffee.

 

The scholarship is open to all South African citizens and all candidatesmust hold a Grade 12 certificate. The scholarship is only valid for the July2018 study intake. Candidates will be responsible for all living and travelexpenses should they come from outside of Cape Town.

 

In order to apply for the scholarship, candidates must complete the applicationform, SAE will then send you a follow up e-mail detailing the next steps tocomplete your application.

 

For more information: https://capetown.sae.edu/scholarships/sunshine-cinema-scholarship/

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Premiering on 14 December 2017, Tali’s Wedding Diary follows a self-obsessed Sandton princess (Julia) who’s moved to Cape Town and is filming the build-up to her wedding to her property-agent fiance Darren (Anton Taylor, star of the popular web series Jozi Shore and the award-winning short Money, Keys, Phone).

 

 

 

“Tali and Suzelle are very different characters,” says Julia. “Everyone loves Suzelle but audiences are going to love to hate Tali – she’s definitely a bridezilla, who’s determined to have the perfect wedding, with or without her husband-to-be.” She says while Suzelle would love Tali, Tali would find Suzelle irritating.

 

Tali’s Wedding Diary was inspired by Julia’s own wedding to SuzelleDIY director Ari Kruger. Their shared sense of humour was part of what brought them together and they had lots to laugh at in the build-up to their wedding. “There’s so much comedic material in getting married,” says Julia. “You meet the funniest people and there’s so much stuff you can’t actually believe, but somehow we’d never seen a wedding parody in a South African context before.”

 

Since introducing SuzelleDIY to YouTube, Julia and Ari have created more than 80 Suzelle videos with over 23 million views. They’ve taught over 2.5 million peopleHow To Make A Cinderblock Bench and another million How To Make A Braai Pie. Kruger has also directed two Vimeo Staff Pick short films, Jakkals13 and Focus.

 

For Tali’s Wedding Diary, they’ve surrounded themselves with an all-star cast, including Lara Lipschitz, who just won Best Actress at NYC Web Fest  for her seriesChin-Up; three-time Savannah Comics Choice nominee Glen Biderman-Pam; Fleur du Cap Best Actress winner and 2017 SAFTA nominee Kate Normington (Those Who Can’t); and two-time Fleur du Cap winner Guy De Lancey (The Pervert Laura). Look out for cameos from the likes of Top Billing host Lorna Maseko; Nic Smal from Derick Watts and the Sunday Blues; Nicci Saint Bruce (Push Push); members of Al Bairre; and, of course, Gina Collins (Marianne in SuzelleDIY).

 

Tali’s Wedding Diary is the debut Showmax Original, building on the success of this year’s acclaimed co-productions: iNumber Number with Mzansi Magic andWaterfront with kykNET.

 

“There’s no question that there’s a strong demand for local content and that it can be a key differentiator,” says Showmax Africa head Chris Savides. “When Julia and Ari approached us, we loved that they weren’t pitching a Hollywood show cut and paste into South Africa, but rather characters straight from Sandton and Sea Point. We plan to keep giving our customers the best international shows out there but at the same time offer something nobody else has – truly local programming like Tali’s Wedding Diary, made just for them.”

 

“Working with Showmax has been almost like a dream come true,” says Ari. “They gave us creative control, which is unheard of here. I feel like we got everything we set out to get; we didn’t have to compromise on the things we really wanted. That’s a very fortunate place to be.”

 

Tali’s Wedding Diary will be available to binge-watch on Showmax from 14 December 2017.

 

Watch and embed the trailer:

https://youtu.be/XVwMXLkFxlo

 

Watch and embed @talibabes announcement on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbjHzXoF85d/

 

 

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MTN Bushfire 2018 Trader Applications Now Open!

Posted by radio On November - 16 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Are you a seasoned vendor with unique, tasty and culture inspired gourmet street food or an artisan who sells creative, sustainably sourced, high quality products?

 

MTN Bushfire’s 12th edition, taking place from 25 – 27 May 2018, is currently accepting applications for the Global Food Village and Artisanal Design Marketplace.

 

MTN Bushfire 2018 invites all interested traders to APPLY for stalls to trade in the coming edition taking place in the scenic Malkerns Valley, Swaziland. MTN Bushfire, well-known for its diverse and exciting musical line-up, has also always been acknowledged as a holistic experience that includes the arts, food, culture, and family-centric activities. The festival is the ideal opportunity to showcase your products to over 29,000 people who attend from across the globe.

 

The MTN Bushfire Global Food Village and Artisanal Design Marketplace offer the highest quality local products, with an integration of inspired creations from both Swaziland and other countries in the region.

 

We invite dynamic entrepreneurs, specializing in gourmet street food to apply to trade at the The Global Food Village, a celebration of food culture offering festival goers an exploration of a tantalizing diversity of tastes from around the world. Here we look for traders providing unique, tasty and culturally inspired gourmet food options.

 

In a change for the 2018 edition, The Artisanal Design Marketplace now welcomes more than just strictly handmade items opening up to up-cycled and recycled vintage fashion as well. The Artisanal Design Marketplace consists of creative, sustainably sourced, high quality products that are made from from recycled, up-cycled, natural and/ or environmentally friendly materials.

 

Application closing date is 12 February 2018. Final trader selection will be made by 26 February 2018 For more information please contact traders@bush-fire.com.

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Heart FM to host Standard Bank Business Breakfast

Posted by radio On November - 15 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Heart FM has partnered with South Africa’s largest financial services institution by assets, to present the latest instalment of the Standard Bank Business Breakfast Series on 28 November 2017 at the Westin Hotel Grand Ballroom.

 

The aim of the event is to create a knowledge-gaining and confidence-boosting experience for attendees that will help them grow their businesses and personal brands by connecting them with inspirational speakers who are not only relatable, but will share their stories and challenge them to what is next.

 

The speaker line up for the day includes Sandras Phiri, Managing Director and Founder of the Africa Trust Academy, and Suhana Gordhan, Creative Director at FCB and Chairperson of the Loeries Awards. The two boast a wealth of knowledge and accolades in their respective fields, and will captivate the audience with their journey to date. Host of Heart Breakfast Aden Thomas will be on MC duties for the day.

 

Legendary Springbok Rugby captain Mornè Du Plessis will also be on the speaker bill for the day. Du Plessis is often described as one of the most successful rugby captains in the game. He also led the Springboks to victory as their manager during the 1995 World Cup campaign. A business man in his own right, Du Plessis co-founded the Sport Science Institute of South Africa with Tim Noakes.

 

Managing Director for Heart FM Renee Redelinghuys says the partnership is a natural fit.  “Our success has really been based on partnering with businesses who engage with communities, place a strong focus on customer experience and embrace innovation which is why this partnership with Standard Bank is a good fit.  As the biggest radio station in the Western Cape, we need to constantly stay ahead of the curve asking ourselves what is next, to provide the best experience for our listeners, in order for us to maintain our number one positioning.”

 

“The Standard Bank Business Breakfast Series is just one of the many ways we help South Africa’s entrepreneurs achieve their business “nexts” – along with innovative, efficient banking solutions and access to capital,” says Willie Chavalala, Head: Business Banking Gauteng Region, Retail and Business Banking SA at Standard Bank. “These events aim to motivate and inspire, while offering small business-owners the valuable opportunity to network with like-minded, ambitious individuals – an opportunity that could take their business to the next, prosperous level.”

 

Tickets for the event are priced at R250 and are available atComputicket.

 

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Entries open for 2018 Liberty Radio Awards

Posted by radio On November - 9 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Calling all talented, innovative and popular radio professionals and production companies to register for the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards which will be presented at a Gala Banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre on 14 April 2018!  Online entries are now open until 31 January 2018 at www.libertyradioawards.co.za.

The Liberty Radio Awards promote, acknowledge and reward excellence in the radio industry, with the ultimate aim of ensuring that the standard is continuously raised which ultimately benefits listeners.

 

Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards, says, “The 2018 programme will determine the best of the best in several categories including:  Best Breakfast Show Presenter; Best Breakfast Show; Best Afternoon Drive; Best Afternoon Show presenter; Best business & finance Show and many more.

 

In recognition of the proliferation of digital delivery platforms, we have added two new categories – Best Internet Radio Programme and Best Podcast.  We have also combined the PBS and Commercial sectors into one Commercial Radio category which we believe will lead to even higher standards across the entire industry, with the listener being the ultimate benefactor. ”

“This year Liberty celebrates 60 years of working tirelessly to making a difference in South Africans’ lives”, says Thembeka Saleshando, Divisional Director for Brand and Marketing at Liberty Group. “Knowledge & Innovation are important to us and part of what we do.  Supporting the Liberty Radio Awards is an extension of these principles. The media are an integral part of society and play such a pivotal role in empowering communities.  Just as Liberty uses its knowledge and expertise to assist clients in achieving financial freedom, the media assists in shaping and strengthening the democracy we live in.”

 

With radio reaching and influencing such a vast proportion of our population, through this sponsorship Liberty aims, to support and promote the radio industry and to reward and acknowledge excellence. It provides listeners with increased access to knowledge and understanding of a range of issues.  “I urge all role players in the radio industry to participate in the Awards. Radio audiences across the country and beyond are encouraged to vote for their favourite radio category winners”, says Saleshando.

 

Entries for the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards may only be made via the revised online entry system.  Edits and changes are permitted up to the deadline of 18:00 on 31 January 2018. Each time a registered entrant logs in, a dashboard will show the status of the participant’s entries.

Saleshando concludes, “We eagerly await the entries and look forward to celebrating the Liberty Radio Awards’ winners in April next year.”

 

 

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Rita Ora to host the 2017 MTV EMAs

Posted by radio On November - 9 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

One of the hottest and biggest nights in the European awards calendar is coming to African screens live from London.

 

Hosted by and featuring a performance by pop superstar Rita Ora, the 2017 MTV EMAs is set to be an epic ceremony of global proportions, airing live on Sunday 12 November at 22:00 CAT simulcast on both MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322). Also available on DStv Now.

 

 

The evening includes a sensational ensemble of performers and presenters including; Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, Kesha, Camila Cabello, The Killers, Stormzy, Natalie Dormer, and Madison Beer.

 

 

This year’s MTV EMAs features six African artists nominated for the MTV EMAs Best Africa Act category, including two of SA’s very own talent; Babes Wodumo and Nasty C, Nigeria’s Wizkid and Davido, Kenya’s Nyashinski and C4 Pedro representing Angola

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See Terry Phetho and other local stars in Madiba

Posted by radio On November - 6 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Discovery is bringing you a six-part drama series Madiba with a stellar cast.

Madiba focuses on the revolution created by Nelson Mandela to fight for the freedom and equality of all South Africans, despite the efforts of those in power to maintain longstanding separation and discrimination in the country.

Watch it on Monday 6 November ay 21:00 on Discovery.

 

The series will see Laurence Fishburne as Nelson Mandela and Orlando Jones as Oliver Tambo.

– Keep checking DStv.com for an interview with Orlando Jones.

Here are some of the local cast who are also in Madiba. Look out for their interviews coming soon to DStv.com.

Terry Phetho as Winnie Mandela. We all know this amazing award-winning beauty. From the likes of Tsotsi, Bold and The Beautiful to A United Kingdom. She also won Best Actress TV/Drama 2017 for the Madiba miniseries at the International Achievement Recognition Awards (IARA AWARDS) earlier this year.

 

Hlomla Dandala plays Govan Mbeki. He’s played Oliver Tambo in Winnie, was also in Happiness Is a Four Letter Word, Contract and Land of Thirst amongst many others.

Kate Liquorish as Ruth First. She’s been on Catching Feelings, Eye in the Sky amd The Bantu Hour.

Meren Reddy as Ahmed Kathrada. You may have seen him in Mr Bones 2, Invictus, Homeland and Lullaby amongst others.

 

Lerato Mvelase as Albertina Sisulu. She’s been on Saints and Sinners S3, The Road, and currently on Isibaya (Weekdays at 20:30 on Mzansi Magic, also available on DStv Now) as Lt Samkelo Mkhize.

 

Thishiwe Ziqubu as Evelyn Mandela. You can watch Thishiwe on The Imposter Sundays at 20:00 on Mzansi Magic. Also available on DStv Now.  She’s also been on It’s Complicated, Hard To get and Tell Me Sweet Something amongst others.

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Are you a fun loving and crazy about Summer, Music, Sand and Surf?

 

If you tick all the boxes, then this one’s for you! Grab your beach towel and sunscreen, and join the new tribe known as Africa’s Fun-Loving People (AFLPs) as they launch the very first #BRINGSUMMERBACK –Fresh Ink Party!

 

Brought to you by the Chief Fun Lovers of EM.ZA Entertainment, powered by MTVBASE, Clere Radience & Zkhipani.com, #BRINGSUMMERBACK- Fresh Ink Party is the ultimate beach party where summer bodies are flaunted, great music never ceases, pop culture personalities mingle and, most importantly, the fun never stops.

“BRINGSUMMERBACK is aimed at bringing together all fun loving people together under the African sun. We are looking at having AFLPs from the continent coming together to celebrate Summer and African music and the beautiful city of Durban create the perfect ambience for this event. This year we’ve teamed up with the Fresh Ink Party to throw the biggest party to welcome Summer 2017!” says Emmanuel Dube of EM.ZA Entertainment.

 

Fashioned after the world’s best beach parties from Miami to Ibiza, the #BRINGSUMMERBACK – Fresh Ink party will breathe new life to the sunny Palm Tree Paradise of Durban on November 25 as we welcome the official South African Summer season.

 

The inaugural shindig will see over 20 artists and DJs which include Gqom Queen Babes Wodumo (photos attached), Riky Rick, Major League, Distruction Boys, DJ Walker, DJ Wobbly, Junior DeRocka, Lady Zamar, “NgizoMemeza” hit maker DJ Benny Maverick and Gagasi FM’s DJ Vumar, DJ Mayibuye, to name but a few, flock to the Blue Lagoon Beach in Durban.

 

Among the throng of celebrities who’ll be hosting this event and making sure that the Music lovers have the good time of their lives will be MTVbaseduo Nomalanga and Tshego Koke, Ntando Duma, Generations’ Thuli P (Phongolo), Club 808’s Bontle Modiselle, The Queen’s Kay Sibiya,  to name but a few.

 

So get your beachwear on and head over to the Blue Lagoon Beach, Durban on Saturday, November 25, to be part of the coolest crowd in town – Africa’s Fun-Loving People! Miss it as your own peril *wink*.

Tickets now available at Computicket at R120 for General and only R350 for VIP before the 25th November.

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DISCOP announces partnership with Sky Rink Studios

Posted by radio On October - 26 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

DISCOP Johannesburg is pleased to announce a partnership with Sky Rink studios, aimed at supporting independent producers working in Johannesburg.  This year’s DISCOP Johannesburg will be hosting over 300 African producers who could benefit from the resources now available at Sky Rink.

With the massive and ever-increasing interest in African content, there are more and more independent producers looking to do co-productions in South Africa and specifically Joburg.

All of these productions will need sets, crews, production offices, fully equipped, sound proofed studios, as well as editing suits and final mix facilities.

 

SkyRink Studios offers a one-stop shop with channel hosting and live transmission capabilities, tools that are critical for the growth of content made in Africa.

 

As part of this partnership, DISCOP will promote Sky Rink facilities via tours taking place during DISCOP where producers will have the opportunity to visit the facilities and Sky Rink will also have a space at DISCOP to showcase their various platforms and services.

 

Frank Mahopi, Executive Chairman of Sky Rink explains further, “As Sky Rink Studios we see this partnership as a great opportunity to showcase our facilities to the right target audience. Our high-tech facilities create a one stop shop located three blocks away from Downtown Music Studios in the City of Joburg’s Creative Corridor. The Sky Rink Studios and Downtown Music Studios present an immediate and effective solution for Producers on the continent and abroad looking for production facilities that will meet their high tech needs.”

 

PatrickZuchowicki of DISCOP also stresses the importance of a facility such as this in regards to the growth of the African content industry, “DISCOP is committed to supporting the growth of content made in Africa. Producers however, need facilities that understand and support them. We feel that Sky Rink Studios is just that kind of facility and we are excited to partner with them and share this valuable information with the hundreds of producers from across Africa who will be attending this year’s event. This kind of partnership is exactly whereDISCOP aims to be as we continue to find ways to support the industry on the continent.

 

SkyRink Studios stand can be found in the main exhibition hall at The Sandton Convention Centre, along with dozens of other major players from the African and global film industry.

 

DISCOP Johannesburg started on Wednesday October 25th and runs daily through Friday Oct 27th.

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