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6th annual PHOTO & FILM EXPO at The Coca-Cola Dome

Posted by radio On May - 20 - 2014 Comments Off on 6th annual PHOTO & FILM EXPO at The Coca-Cola Dome

 

Africa’s leading photographic event – PHOTO & FILM EXPO – has matured into a fixed highlight in the diary of anybody interested in photography or the latest technology advancements as far as imaging, printing and associated industries go. With more exhibitors in attendance than ever before, and a range of products never before seen in Africa.

The widest range of gear from the obvious cameras and lenses right through to cellphones, safari trips, courses, bags, tripods, lighting and many of the most unique accessories not available in stores.

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OVER 100 FREE WORKSHOPS

Return visitors will know that the presentations and live demonstrations are a highlight of the event. With talks on everything from learning to use your camera through to photographing babies or animals, or using studio lighting – the expo offers the ultimate in interactive learning. Keen to do more in depth training, there will be an optional advanced workshops being offered this year.

 

BIGGEST VARIETY OF PRODUCTS

The expo offers the widest variety and best pricing – get to try the items hands on and compare the full ranges while getting advice from your peers.

 

GIVEAWAYS

The 2013 event saw in excess of a Million Rand worth of prizes being given away to attendees of the show, just ensure you get there and visit all the stands to make sure you participate in the numerous contests. At PHOTO & FILM EXPO everyone is a winner.

 

SPECIALIST

Photography is such a broad industry, with filmmaking (or moving pictures) taking only one of the numerous specialist segments. Then there’s wedding photography, studio photography, aviation photography, wildlife photography, maternity and newborn photography and much, much more.

While it would be impossible to cover every aspect of the industry, at every event, the workshops are set up to cater to amateurs and professionals where possible.

 

Tickets available from webtickets.co.za Buy online and save!

 

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The funky Brit invasion and delicious eats

Posted by radio On May - 19 - 2014 Comments Off on The funky Brit invasion and delicious eats

 

The Delicious Festival is set to be a jamboree of great eats and cold-beating music. The same folks that brought us the nimble-footed Jamiroquai last year, are upping the ante through an invitation of UK’s funk&acid Jazz elite – Soul 2 Soul, Incognito and The Brand New Heavies. Taking place on the 31st May, the Saturday afternoon is tipped to be a family oriented joy ride of fun and good vibes.

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According to Lloyd Cornwall, Director of VWV Massive, responsible for producing the lifestyle festival “this year’s festival aims to put both food and music on the same level. The event will live up to a chic standard that celebrates good taste” . Cornwall futher says, “the greatest success we’ve achieved thus far is to be uncompromising and being true to ourselves in organising the event.”

 

A smorgasbord of gourmet delights – including cooking demonstrations, pop-up restaurants and an artisan food market – awaits Joburg residents at this family-friendly outdoor lifestyle event, presented in association with Castle Milk Stout, Nedbank, Whirlpool, Mitsubishi Motors and Kaya FM.

 

Plus, for the first time, the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival plays proud host to the MasterChef South Africa Kitchen, in association with Woolworths. This will form the perfect appetiser to the third season of this popular reality cooking series, to be broadcast on M-Net later in the year. The 100 seater pop up restaurant will be headed up by chef Benny Masekwameng and a number of our favourite past contestants including Kamini Pather. The menu will comprise a number of our favourite dishes from past series and a three course meal will cost R550 per person.

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Gates open at 11am. General admission for the DStv Delicious Festival is R450, Delicious Lounge pass tickets: R850 – Includes Tented lounge, viewing deck of main stage, private cash bar, golden circle entrance, secure parking and VIP bathrooms. DStv Delicious Luxury Lounge hospitality packages are available at R2900 each. R100 for under-12s; free entrance for children under three. Visit www.computicket.com or phone 0861 915 8000 to book.

 

 

 

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Walter Sisulu celebrated through Jazz

Posted by radio On May - 15 - 2014 Comments Off on Walter Sisulu celebrated through Jazz

Walter Sisulu possessed something much more valuable, the understanding of the importance of education. As he once said,“There is a place in the world for those who understand that the responsibility of education goes far beyond personal success and individual aspirations. It is a higher purpose, a calling to improve the world around you, to give back from whence you got and to be part of something bigger than yourself.”

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On 18th May 2014, a celebration of the late Walter Sisulu’s birthday will ensue. The Walter Sisulu Jazz Concert promises to be a spectacular gathering of committed patrons and it is a brainchild of the Walter Sisulu University’s very own internationally recognized music icons and honorary graduates; Jonas Gwangwa,Caiphus Semenya, Letta Mbulu, and a loyal friend of the brand, Simphiwe Dana. They will perform live at a one-night-only exclusive musical splendour at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City.

This event will be honoured by the presence of the Sisulu Family, key political figures, captains of the business fraternity, prominent scholars and fellow compatriots. This also serves as an introduction to the Walter Sisulu Legacy Fund, the fundraising initiative and home of great possibilities for the university and the Eastern Cape Province.

The WSU Foundation is hosting this event as a means to celebrate 102 Years of Walter Sisulu Legacy and 20 Years of Democracy through introducing, the Walter Sisulu Legacy Fund, a fundraising initiative and home of great possibilities for the university, the Eastern Cape Province and the country at large.

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Radio 2000’s 20 years of freedom and Mother’s Day celebrations – Review

Posted by radio On May - 14 - 2014 Comments Off on Radio 2000’s 20 years of freedom and Mother’s Day celebrations – Review

In celebration of 20 years of freedom and Mother’s Day, Radio 2000 and its jocks co-hosted a number of kids on 10-11 May 2014. The shows highlighted the importance of literacy, sport, music, 20 years of freedom, social media and also gave away beauty spa hampers to 27 mothers in celebration of Mother’s Day.

A young urchin in Lungelo Molaba was one of the kids that the station co-hosted with Talk Queen, Thami Ngubeni on Sunday 11 May between 9am-12pm. The young Molaba plays cricket for the Franklin D Roosevelt Primary School under-9 team. In November 2013, he was awarded with the Achieving Player Award. He is also shortlisted to play for the Junior Gauteng Cricket Championships in June 2014. He spends his free time making portraits and artistic wall pictures. He was also hosted on the YO-TV Big Breakfast Show on Saturday 10 May between 6.30-7.30am where he was interviewed about his role at Radio 2000.

Radio 2000 will execute on the ground activations with YO-TV through station events such as, Sweat It On Radio 2000, a concept that plans to shift the mind-set of people that gym is a chore and bring the fun-filled family environment to the word “gym”. It will remove the gym from an enclosed and rigid environment to the outdoors creating a social, light-hearted gym environment.

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Delicious acts of Acid Jazz

Posted by radio On May - 13 - 2014 Comments Off on Delicious acts of Acid Jazz

Three British music acts – jazz-funk pioneers the Brand New Heavies, club favourites Soul II Soul and acid jazz outfit Incognito – will headline this year’s DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, taking place at Emmarentia Dam on 31 May.

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Last year’s inaugural Delicious festival was such a success that this family lifestyle event is back with a delectable bang in 2014.

The DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented in association with Castle Milk Stout, Whirlpool, Mitsubishi Motors and Kaya FM, will again lay on a lavish feast of entertainment and culinary fare, this time in the picturesque setting of the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens.

 

A blistering line-up of local and international music acts, further details of which will be announced soon, will provide the aural backdrop for a lazy, languid Saturday afternoon of family and foodie-friendly fun and good vibes.

In addition to shopping for gourmet goodies at the artisan food market, visitors can dine in style at one of the pop-up restaurants manned by South African and overseas celebrity chefs, who will be whipping up their signature dishes on site.

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When they aren’t busy having a ball in the park-like surrounds of Emmarentia, children will be kept entertained in the kids’ area hosted by DStv, which will include attractions featuring Nickelodeon and Boomerang characters.

And for those who wish to treat themselves to a more exclusive festival experience, the VIP area will play host to a premium bar and a viewing deck over the main stage.

 

This chilled-out open-air festival attracted some 20 000 visitors to its inaugural event last October, with the combination of scrumptious food and superb music proving a sure-fire winner with the crowds.

The 2014 DStv Delicious Festival promises an even broader kaleidoscope of flavours and experiences, catering for dyed-in-the-wool gastronomes, ordinary food fanatics and those who enjoy savouring A-grade live music.

VWV Massive is once again producing and promoting this high-end lifestyle festival. “The VWV group have been responsible for some of the biggest events in SA, most notably the FIFA 2010 World Cup opening ceremony, so you can rest assured that the price you pay to attend this world-class event will be worth every cent,” says Lloyd Cornwall, Director of VWV Massive.

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General admission for the DStv Delicious Festival is R450, but a limited number of early-bird tickets are available from Computicket at R350 (R100 for under-12s; free entrance for children under three).

Visit www.computicket.com or phone 0861 915 8000 to book.

A restricted number of VIP tickets are available at R850 a piece.

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DJs ‘do great things’ at Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Posted by radio On May - 9 - 2014 Comments Off on DJs ‘do great things’ at Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

As part of Old Mutual’s “Do Great Things” campaign, six radio DJs from radio stations across South Africa were commissioned by Ultimate Media to set goals for themselves by taking part in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. Listeners on the various stations were able to follow the DJ’s through their preparation and training and be a part of chasing their dreams.

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The world’s most beautiful marathon, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, took place on 19 April 2014 with over 28 000 runners taking part this year.

Leading radio specialist agency, Ultimate Media, were called on board to put together a radio campaign that positioned Old Mutual to help listeners achieve their dreams and goals.

 

For Old Mutual, the title sponsor, this event is the perfect vehicle to educate consumers on the importance of setting goals whether financially or personally and putting a plan in place to achieve them.

The DJ’s included: Ryan O’Connor (KFM), Redi Thlabi (702), Janina Oberholzer (Jacaranda FM), Aden Thomas (Heart 104.9), Damon Beard (East Coast Radio) and Mosibodi Whitehead (Kaya FM).

 

The authenticity and enthusiasm that the DJs gave to this campaign was incredible. Some of them had never run a half marathon before and were incredibly driven to achieve their goals. We are very proud to have been a part of making their dreams come true,” said Karen Thomas, Marketing Executive at Old Mutual.

 

Old Mutual came to us looking for a way to engage with consumers about setting goals and achieving dreams. These six DJs were up for the challenge and really invested time and effort into the campaign while Old Mutual’s solutions resonated with listeners who were challenged to set financial and personal goals and chase their own dreams.”” said John Walls, director at Ultimate Media.

As part of the larger campaign, Primedia Broadcasting created “Old Mutual Live”, a digital pop-up radio station produced specifically for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. A live streaming radio station that offered a mix of talk radio and music and covered content such as nutrition, health benefits, race preparation and training music.

 

Comments from the DJs on the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon:

 

This one goes down as one of the most memorable experiences of my life”.

Damon Beard – East Coast Radio

 

Taking part in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon has been such a rush and I would encourage every person I know to try it at least once. If you succeed or fail, you will come out a better person in the end”.

Janina Oberholzer – Jacaranda FM

 

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R2K’s World Press Freedom Day Protest

Posted by radio On May - 2 - 2014 Comments Off on R2K’s World Press Freedom Day Protest

 

The Right2Know Campaign and SOS Coalition will mark World Press Freedom Day with a protest against censorship today, 2 May 2014, from 11h00 – 13h00 outside the SABC on the corner of Henley and Artillery Road, Auckland Park, Johannesburg. 

 

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The 3rd May 2014 marks twenty three years since the adoption of theWindhoek Declaration on Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic Media. A free and diverse media is critical to promoting transparency, accountability and the freedom of expression that are vital to a democracy that meets the needs of its people.


This World Press Freedom Day is important for R2K to observe because much of the South African and African media more generally, are increasingly coming under physical, political and ideological attack and pressure from both governments and powerful corporate interests. The result has been, and continues to be, a gradual loss of organisational and political independence as well as press freedom, made worse by many media outlets succumbing to various forms of censorship. All of this impedes our right to know, and undermines the ability of radio and television, newspapers and magazines, to investigate fearlessly and report independently and in the public interest.


At the birth of our democracy South Africa’s press freedom ranked first in Africa. In the last decade it has fallen fallen to 5th place, 42nd worldwide. There are a number of worrying trends that undermine any cause for celebration:

  • Legislation: the Secrecy Bill which, amongst other things, potentially criminalises the press for exposing rampant fraud and corruption under the thin veil of “promoting state security” is ready to be signed by President Jacob Zuma. Despite some improvements as a result of a hard-fought campaign by the Right2Know and others, it remains an insidious attack on investigative journalism, particularly with regard to government. Other laws, too, such as the National Key Points Act and the Protection Against Harassment Act have the potential to seriously obstruct journalists in gathering information.

 

  • Media ownership: commercial media is dominated by corporate monopolies. In spite of brave resistance by many media professionals, press and media freedom remain under pressure to align reportage according to the political and business interests of its owners instead of serving the broader public interest. The recent removal of the editor of the Cape Times, Alide Dasnois, gives cause for grave concern.

 

 

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The Gagasi FM touch at The FNB Whiskey Live Showroom

Posted by radio On April - 26 - 2014 Comments Off on The Gagasi FM touch at The FNB Whiskey Live Showroom

 

KwaZulu-Natal’s top urban radio station, Gagasi FM, is the official radio partner of The FNB Whiskey Live Showroom taking place on 25 and 26 April 2014 at Tsogo Sun’s Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment in Durban.

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The Showroom will showcase some of the world’s finest whiskies, including Kavalan, The Glenlivet, Bains Cape Mountain Whisky, a selection from the Brandhouse portfolio, Balblair, The Balvenie and Glenfiddich among others, making it possible for fans and newcomers of the precious dram to sample and purchase their favourite whiskies in an exclusive setting.

 

Gagasi FM will host its own VIP lounge inside the Showroom where guests will be treated to the finest whiskies paired with a variety of chocolates and cheeses, the connoisseur way. “We are very excited to be part of The FNB Whiskey Live Showroom, we will be adding the Gagasi FM feel to the occasion. This platform allows us to offer a unique brand experience, the exclusive Gagasi FM lounge will offer a unique and memorable experience for our guests,” says Gagasi FM Managing Director, Vukile Zondi.

 

“There is also a strategic fit between the festival and the Gagasi FM brand. Whiskey, as a consumer product, appeals to an affluent, aspirational and urban-orientated consumer. These characteristics define, to the certain extent, a large segment of the Gagasi FM audience,” concludes Zondi.

 

Gagasi FM guests and their partners will also receive tickets to the whiskey festival which include sampling vouchers, discount vouchers and the 2014 whiskey handbook. The guests will also get the chance to mingle with Gagasi FM personalities such as Alex Mthiyane, Lekomotion, Mzokoloko, Kini Shandu, Thandolwethu, TP and Collen Zondo. The festival starts at 18h00 and ends at 22h00 on both days.

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The road to an explosive MAMA party

Posted by radio On April - 24 - 2014 Comments Off on The road to an explosive MAMA party

 

As the countdown begins for the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), an all-star line-up of Durban’s hottest MAMA nominees and DJs are headlining the first Road To MAMA party in Durban on Wednesday, 30 April. The Pan-African party tour, criss-crossing the continent in the build up to the MAMA awards on 7 June, kicks off in Durban before heading onto Dar es Salaam and Lagos.

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Road To MAMA Durban will take place at the Veritas cocktail bar, lounge and nightclub (formerly Vogue), 672 Umgeni Road, Durban. Doors open at 21:00 CAT. Tickets are available on the door at Veritas, priced at R100.

 

Leading the line-up at the Road To MAMA Durban will be Best Group nominees Big Nuz, while Zakes Bantwini will be showing off the energy that earned him a nomination for Best Live Act. Flying in from Jo’burg to pump up the party vibe will be triple MAMA nominees Mi Casa – who have been nominated for Best Group, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year. Durban pop duoThe Arrows – who are nominated in Song of the Year category for Spin My World Around with DJ Kent, and hip-hop trio Dreamteam, round off the stunning line-up for the gig.

 

Hitting the decks South African Best Female nominee DJ C-ndo will be showing off her turntable skills alongside MTV Base Mixology DJs Tira and Vigilante; and Durban faithfuls DJ Benny Maverick and DJ Feel.

The MTV Africa Music Awards are taking place in South Africa for the first time at the ICC, Durban on7 June 2014. Nominations for the awards were revealed on 16 April in 15 different categories including Best Male, Best Female, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year.

 

Tied for first place in the nominations for the 2014 MAMA are South African artists Mafikizoloand Uhuru, and Nigerian artist Davido, who each scored four nominations while going directly head-to-head for Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Best Collaboration. Following closely behind with three nominations each were Nigerian artists P-Square (Best Group, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year), South Africa’s Mi Casa (Best Group, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year), and Angolan artist Yuri Da Cunha (Song of the Year, Best Lusophone and Best Collaboration). Hot on their heels with two nods each are Angolan star Anselmo Ralph (Best Male, Best Lusophone), Nigeria’s Wizkid (Best Male, Best Collaboration); Gabonese artist Arielle T (Best Female, Best Francophone) and Diamond from Tanzania (Best Male, Best Collaboration).

 

Broadening the scope of the MAMA awards in 2014, achievement in non-music fields is recognised in three lifestyle categories including Personality of the Year, Transform Today by Absolut, and the MTV Base Leadership Award. The MTV Base Leadership Award is awarded to a young African man or woman under the age of 40 who is inspiring young Africans by their leadership and extraordinary achievement in a prominent field (including but not limited to: the arts, business, politics, science, entrepreneurship and charitable work). Personality of the Year recognises personalities and achievers active outside of the music space who are excelling in their chosen field and who are representing Africa in a positive light, both at home and abroad, in disciplines such as comedy, fashion literature and sport. “Transform Today by Absolut”, which forms part of Absolut’s Transform Today campaign, is aimed at celebrating the power of young individuals who transform the image of Africa through their creativity and vision.

 

The MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal supported by Absolut & The City of Durban will premiere live across the continent at 21:00 CAT on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130), and subsequently broadcast around the world to 500 billion music fans worldwide on MTV and affiliate channels.

Voting for the MTV Africa Music Awards is open at www.mtvbase.com from 16 April 2014 until midnight on 4 June 2014. 

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Bushfire stories at The Barn

Posted by radio On April - 15 - 2014 Comments Off on Bushfire stories at The Barn

 

The Swaziland held festival, MTN Bushfire has conceptualized a space in which a range of artistic expressions will be showcased called The Barn. It emphasises on dialogue, creativity and inspiration.

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Through The Barn, MTN BUSHFIRE hopes to facilitate conversation and encourage participants to be inspired thinkers, doers, artists and visionaries. Previous honoured guests have included actor and director, Richard E. Grant, indigenous knowledge advocate, Joy Ndwandwe, restaurateur and indigenous food enthusiast Dolores Goddefory, humanitarian and explorer Kingsley Holgate, author and anti-apartheid sympathiser Elias Masilela, and specialist in low-cost renewable energy technologies Dr. Sam Duby.

 

As part of The Barn programme for 2014, MTN BUSHFIRE will host a contemporary art exhibition titled ‘Swaziland NOW!’, which will see a group of local and international visual artists bringing their fire and exploring the issues of contemporary Swaziland.

 

Along with the exhibition, there will be a series of musical, dramatic, poetic performances and hosted panel discussions.

 

The Barn Programme includes YEBO Gallery, SWAZILAND NOW! TONIK & FRIENDS, GLOBAL SHAPERS, ZAMBEZI NEWS and GUBA

 

Overview of 2014 Programme

Saturday May 31st

9.00 Breakfast with Tonik

11.00 Exhibition opening (YEBO opening, EU competition prizegiving)

12.00 Global Shapers (panel discussion SWAZILAND NOW)

12.45 Tonik

14:00 GUBA (presentation on permaculture/environmental living)

15:30 Zambezi News

19.45 Tonik & friends (Derek Gripper)

 

Sunday June 1st

9.00 Breakfast with Tonik

11.30 Zambezi News

13.00 Tonik

 

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