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DStv honours our diversity… and similarities

Posted by radio On September - 20 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

September is Heritage Month and we’re celebrating this special time by releasing a fascinating, South African-produced documentary on DStv Catch Up.

DStv Now can be accessed online at now.dstv.com or through the app for tablets and smartphones. The app is free to download on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and is available to all DStv customers. Live channels and DStv Catch Up content is available to all DStv customers.

 

Entitled So Where Do I Come From, the show centres around DNA and gene mapping – technologies that reveal some incredible truths about people and our shared history. In the words of geneticist, and associate producer of the show, Dr Himla Soodyall: “We can change our language, culture or place of abode in the space of a generation, but our genes will always remain an indelible record of our ancestral past.”

 

While South Africa is a country renowned for rightly celebrating its diversity, there is also a lot that we have in common. “Thanks to this documentary,” says Yolisa Pahle, CEO for General Entertainment at MultiChoice, “understanding the things that we have in common should unite us without taking away from the power of our diversity.  So Where Do I Come From is the  story of the fundamental building blocks of life  – our DNA.”

 

And there’s no escaping the truth of our past, as gene mapping reaches back into the annals of time, going back an astonishing 170 000 years! So Where Do I Come Fromtested the DNA of several well-known South Africans – such as former President, Nelson Mandela – and the results were astonishing.

 

 

Don’t forget to tune into this riveting documentary on Catch Up on DStv Now from 24 September, or on Catch Up Plus on your internet connected DStv Explora.

 

 

DStv Now can be accessed online at now.dstv.com or through the app for tablets and smartphones. The app is free to download on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and is available to all DStv customers. Live channels and DStv Catch Up content is available to all DStv customers.

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Global dance supreme was a great success

Posted by radio On September - 20 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Global Dance Supreme, an event took place this past weekend and put young talent on the map. Dancers from countries such as Angola, Zimbabwe and South Africa had the opportunity to take part in the very first Global Dance Supreme dance.

The event took place in a space of four days, at The Randburg, Walter Sisulu Hall, from 13th September to 16th September.

 

The Inter-continental battle included dance styles such as popping, breaking, Krump, Afro-styles and an open category. The battles included 2×2 and split into two divisions, 16 years and under and 17 years old and over.

Joining the workshop and judging panel the event included the world’s best choreographers and dancers. South African choreographer, Rudi Smit, Candace Brown and Spartan an American Krump choreographer. Bhudda Stretch, who worked on Michael Jackson’s Remember The Time, will do separate hip hop workshops on the 8th and 9th of September respectively.

 

WINNERS

 

 

2 vs 2 krump winners – Wrath and Rappid

 

2 vs 2 All Styles winners – Theo and Angelo

 

2 vs 2 Afro Style – Darim and Slim

 

2 vs 2 Popping – Leo and Tyler

 

2 vs 2 All Styles  (under 16 ) winners – Verushka and Aiden

 

Champions of the Duchess section  (All Female category ) – Creed Queens

 

 2 vs 2 Afro Style Champions.  Darim and Slim

 

Junior division:

 

1st place – Ozone Shield

 

2nd place – jnr Precision

 

3rd place – Creed Renegade

 

Teen Division :

 

1st place – Precision

2nd place – Algorythm

3rd place – Creed Royale

 

Duchess:

 

1st place – Creed Queens

 

2nd place – Migas

 

3rd place – Dynasty

 

Adult:

 

1st place – Havock

2nd place – Megatronz

3rd place – Airclipz

 

Legion under 13 :

 

Ozone Legion

Quaratition

 

Legion 16 and over :

 

1st place : Mainstream

2nd place : Blueprint Crew

 

3rd place : Empire Crew

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Watch The EMMY® AWARDS live on M-NET!

Posted by radio On September - 16 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

The 70th Emmy® Awards will be broadcast live on M-Net channel 101 DStv on Tuesday 18 September at 02:00, with a delayed additional airing on the same day at 21:00.

 

This means M-Net’s Tuesday primetime line-up will change: The Blacklist, Animal Kingdom, and Strike Back will be off air to accommodate the prestigious awards show. This year’s hosts are Saturday Night Live’s dashing duo Colin Jost and Michael Che.

In the Outstanding Drama Series category, The AmericansGame of ThronesThe Handmaid’s TaleThis Is Us and Westworld are dominating the nominations’ slate, and as always, M-Net has brought you these acclaimed series first. The most nominations went to fan favourite Game of Thrones, with 22 mentions across all categories; and Westworld came in second place with a close 21 nominations.

Here are this year’s nominees:
Shows in bold are those that are currently on M-Net or shows that have been on the channel in the past year.

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish 
Aired on 1Magic.
Ted Danson, The Good Place Season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in May 2018.
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 aired from May – July 2018. Season 10 will be on later this year.
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry Season 1 aired on M-Net 101 from April – June 2018.
William H. Macy, Shameless Season 8 aired on M-Net 101 in November last year. Reports say Emmy Rossum (who plays Fiona Gallagher) is saying goodbye to Shameless after nine seasons.

 

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamala Adlon, Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney, Mom Currently on M-Net 101, Saturdays at 18:00.
Issa Rae, Insecure Currently on 1Magic, Mondays at 21:30. Issa Rae is also in South Africa for a DStv event and will then go on holiday.
Tracee Ellis Ross,Black-ish Aired on 1Magic earlier this year
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

 

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
Henry Winkler, Barry- aired on M-Net 101 April – June 2018
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

 

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz, Atlanta

Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne

Betty Gilpin, Glow

Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Megan Mullally, Will & Grace – airs on M-Net 101 Wednesdays at 19:30

 

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Matthew Rhys, The Americans- Season 6 starts on M-Net 101 in December

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 ended in June- Season 3 starts in January 2019

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 ended in June- Season 3 starts in January 2019

Ed Harris, Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

 

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones- season 8 will air on M-Net 101 in 2019

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones– season 8 will air on M-Net 101 in 2019 

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland– season 8 will air on M-Net 101 early 2019

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Matt Smith, The Crown

Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale– Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Jessica Biel, The Sinner- Season 2 starts on M-Net 27 September at 21:00

Laura Dern, The Tale- aired on M-Net Movies Premiere on 16 July

Michelle Dockery, Godless

Edie Falco, Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders- aired on M-Net 101 September 2017

Regina King, Seven Seconds

Sarah Paulson, America Horror Story: Cult- aired on M-Net 101 February 2018

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Keri Russell, The Americans- Season 6 starts on M-Net 101 in December

Claire Foy, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale- Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose

Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower

John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror: USS Callister

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones– season 8 will air on M-Net 101 in 2019 

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

Vanessa Kirby, The Crown

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale- Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale- Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale- Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Thandie Newton, Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta

Barry – aired on M-Net 101 April – June 2018

Black-ish– aired on 1Magic

Curb Your Enthusiasm– Season 9 aired May-July 2018. Season 10 will be on later this year

Glow

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Silicon Valley  currently on M-Net 101 Fridays at 23:30

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans– Season 6 starts on M-Net 101 in December 

The Crown

Game of Thrones– season 8 will air on M-Net 101 in 2019

The Handmaid’s Tale– Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00, ends 24 September

Stranger Things

This Is Us- season 2 aired on M-Net 101- Season 3 starts in January 2019

Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

Outstanding Reality Competition Series

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway-aired on 1Magic

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice- aired on M-Net 101

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver- airs Sundays on M-Net 101 

The Late Late Show with James Corden- airs on M-Net 101 Mon-Fri after midnight

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

At Home with Amy Sedaris

Drunk History

I Love You America with Sarah Silverman

Portlandia

Saturday Night Live

Tracey Ullman’s Show

Outstanding Limited Series

The Alienist

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Genius: Picasso

Godless

Patrick Melrose

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The International Radio Festival (IRF) is pleased to confirm that the 9th edition will take place in Valetta, Malta – the European City of Culture 2018 – from 29th October to 4th November.

IRF Malta Days: 29 October – 30 October

IRF International Days: 31 October – 4 November

 

Now in its 9th year, the Zurich-born and Swiss-managed international broadcasting event represents the first and only conference to debate and showcase the business, production and curation of the world’s most consumed medium – audio/radio content.

 

The IRF’s unique conference format presents industry leaders from the world of broadcasting and audio production, and features more than 25 international radio stations broadcasting their programmes live-on-air to their peers and home audiences, reaching over 100 million listeners around the globe.

IRF Festival Director Darryl von Däniken says:

“We are delighted to be heading towards music-island Malta, producing the 9th edition of the IRF in Valletta, this year’s EU Capital City of Culture, which is more than apt as the IRF represents the world’s leading broadcasting cultural exchange showcasing ’radio’ nationalities such as India, UK, Austria, Russia, Turkey, Tunisia and China.”

“The IRF is an incredible meeting of minds, where industry leaders including Paul Smith from BBC, Absolute Radios Paul Sylvester, Xanthe Fuller from MIxcloud and Scott Cohen from The Orchard come together for knowledge sharing, networking, and forming both analogue and digital audio strategies for the future.”

 

Broadcasting their programmes live on air during the event will be Bay Radio, Vibe FM, XFM and Magic FM from the host country Malta and international radio shows from; BBC Radio 1 (UK) Jazz FM (UK), MiSoul UK), Fun Kids Radio (UK), United DJ’s with Tony Prince (UK) , Hits Radio (UK), Hoxton FM (UK), Flex FM (UK), M20 (IT), Teenage Radio Immaginari (IT), 102FM (IL), Kasheme – Lounge (CH), LikeFM (RU), Radyo 2 -TRT FM (TU), Sonica (ES), Kronenhit Radio (AT) IFM (TU), The Big Time (USA), Sound of India Radio Contest (IN), Kiss FM (AU), Love Radio (CN) plus Mixcloud ‘Best Online Radio Station’ award winner Dublin Digital Radio (IE).

 

Find out more about all the radio stations and shows here: https://www.internationalradiofestival.com/

Get ready to listen to how the world sounds.

Watch the video recap of edition in Milan here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zpJfpmj_Rs&feature=youtu.be

 

The International Radio Festival
The International Radio Festival (IRF) is all about Music Radio Content. The IRF was founded in 2010 to specifically celebrate radio’s on-air influencers and their production teams who command the trust and loyal “ear” of billions of listeners around the globe, and is unique in that the conference format offers invited radio stations the opportunity to showcase their chosen programme formats to attendees whilst simultaneously broadcasting said programmes live-on-air from the conference back to their home audiences, thus reaching millions of global listeners and making the IRF the largest media event of its kind.
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Cape Town’s legendary Freshlyground and Soweto’s finest, The Soil, are coming together for a night of pure musical magic at the Lyric in the next ‘Kaya FM & Bassline Live Present’ instalment.

Kaya FM 95.9, home of the Afropolitan, is a long-time supporter of both acts since their early beginnings and Bassline Live is thrilled to have these two groups on stage together in the series that is one of JHB’s hottest nights out at the Lyric.

 

Having them share a line up and single launch, in this once-only event on the 6th October, is a two-in-one explosion for JHB music fans.  Fans will be the first to hear them perform their collaboration single “Mna Nalamagenge” together as they launch it at this event.

Freshlyground lead singer Zolani Mahola was quoted as saying, “A collaboration between The Soil and Freshlyground is a dream come true for both teams.  The title literally means “me and my gang” or “me and my crew” and it’s a study on the bond that is created when a close group of people endure hardships together and celebrate life together.  We love The Soil and I’m sure people will agree they were the perfect fit for the tune!”

 

Freshlyground was formed in early 2002 and has since performed on Bassline’s stages many times. Made up of musicians from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, Freshlyground is fronted by the dynamic songstress Zolani Mahola. The band exudes a live performance energy that has been the bedrock of their success.

 

Having toured the world relentlessly with their 5 original releases and scooping up almost every possible award for excellence, President Barack Obama cited Freshlyground as an example of what South Africa has given the world.

Freshlyground released their sixth studio album, Can’t Stop, produced by Tore Johanssen (Cardigans, OK Go, Franz Ferdinand) in early 2018 and fans will get to hear tracks from this new offering alongside huge hits such as Doo Be Doo and I’d Like.

 

The Soil, one of Soweto’s most beloved singing groups – acapella in style with an enigmatic stage presence like none other The 3-piece has managed to create their distinctive self-termed ‘Kasi Soul’ from a blend of contemporary township styles and a mix of urban sounds such as beat-boxing.  The group strives to fuse their voices and deliver melodic and harmonious messages that are aimed at uplifting and healing souls around the world – and indeed they have, having toured across the globe with their 3 original recordings. The Soil were the group that started the Bassline Live & Kayafm Series at the Lyric in February 2017, a sold out show that set the tone for this star studded music series.

 

Also on board once again for this event is stylish urban outfitters Brentwood Clothing, who are standing behind the rich arts and culture scene in SA through this musical series.  We are excited to continue growing this relationship with them.

 

Both of these platinum selling groups are calendar highlights on their own, but together they form a formidable line up that cannot be missed.  Make sure you book tickets now!

 

When: 6th October, 8pm

Where: The Lyric, Gold Reef City

Tickets: Start from R250 at Computicket

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The 2018 edition of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from October 9th – 19th 2018 at venues across the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town. With a strong focus on building networks across the region and beyond, the CTIFMF has made Market Badges as accessible and affordable as possible. 

 

For film professionals, an expanded and content-focused Market and Industry program will run from 10 – 13 October, aimed at inclusive and constructive engagements that foster the development of quality content and support the growth of a cohesive African film industry.  

 

Highlights include a Works in Progress program, a Book Adaptations program and an Audience Development workshop as well as Work Cafés, keynote speeches, panel discussions and networking opportunities.  

 

Throughout the four days a range of discussions will cover topics including capacity building and skills development, virtual reality, festival strategies, curatorship, financing, blockchain and cryptocurrency, amongst others.

 

 Delegate registration is now open, and we encourage everyone to register now, ahead of September 12th , which is the deadline to be included on the delegate book to be distributed at the event. The complete industry program will be announced on 15th September 2018.

 

The CTIFMF Works in Progress program has also extended its deadline for entries to Friday August 17th.  This program will see six works viewed and evaluated by high calibre decision makers and experts, with the goal of increasing the artistic quality and challenging the core creative teams to think about audiences beyond their own territories. Please email zahrah@filmfest.capetown.

 

The CTIFMF Expo will run alongside the Market Program from 10 – 13 October at the North Wharf Harbour, a prime location in the V&A Waterfront with a natural flow of attendees from the various CTIFMF venues.

 

Industry stakeholders, film-related agencies, governmental agencies and production service companies such as logistics, location support and scouting, crew agencies, gear sales and rental, security, catering, transport, post-production, technology and software, are invited to take part by exhibiting their products and services in the official expo space. Further opportunities for these companies include networking lounges, speaking opportunities, press conferences for product announcements and more.

 

For more information and to book a stall contact: sales@filmfest.capetown

 

To make this year’s revamped Market Program & Expo as accessible to film industry professionals, the CTIFMF has made Market Badges as affordable as possible. Market Director Elias Ribeiro explains further, “We want to see as many industry professionals as possible taking part in this year’s program, and we also want to ensure that delegates experience the real value that the program presents. The full Market pass is the ideal way for both seasoned professionals and those just starting out in the industry to benefit from the skills sharing, networking, and other opportunities that will be part of the program.”

 

CTIFMF Market Badges can be secured here: – http://filmfestival.capetown/market-industry/ 

 

Full Market Passes

4 day market pass incl. screenings: R750

4 day market pass excl. screenings: R500

4 day market pass – student ( incl. screenings) R400

4 day market pass – student (excl. screenings) R350

 

Day passes:

Per day (10 or 11 or 12 or 13 Oct) – incl. screenings: R250

Per day (10 or 11 or 12 or 13 Oct) – excl. screenings: R200

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SABC 2 switches to Full HD

Posted by radio On August - 8 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

SABC 2 will start broadcasting in HD (High Definition) on DStv platform from Wednesday, 8th
August 2018 @ 00:01 CAT.

The introduction of HD will ensure that audiences enjoy a picture quality that is clearer and
crisper than was the case previously with normal SD (Standard Definition). High Definition
viewing increases the quality of the movie, sports shows to a very high viewing standard.
SABC 2 joins its sister channels SABC 1 who switched to HD in time for the FIFA World Cup
Russia and SABC 3 who converted first.

 

 

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Thobela FM new line-up announced

Posted by radio On August - 8 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

A new season, new week, new day. Monday 13th August 2018, Thobela FM listeners will wake-up to new programme voices. The new season brings a new line- up at Thobela FM with seasoned and awards pair SebasaMogale and Mankoko Baby moving to host Thobela FM Morning drive show ”Ditla le meso” currently hosted by Kgopotso Mashego & Mathumo Manaka.

Thobela FM listeners will now wake up to enjoy Kgopotso and Mathumo on Naledi Ya Meso [03:00-06:00]. The move will have “SetswatswasaKgasho” with Nkgadimeng Kekana moving to co-host the Afternoon Drive show” Ntshirogele” with the legendary radio presenter Thabo Mohlatlole known as Thabo Wa Mo Africa. This award winning dynamite Nkgadi as affectionately called is not new in the Drive – Show programmes. She previously co-hosted the Breakfast Show with the “Super Dupa” Sebasa Mogale and the team walked away with the Best Community Project Award at the Liberty radio Awards in 2017.

 

Vibrant Nkgadimeng punched harder and walked away with the Best Public Broadcasting Service {PBS) Breakfast presenter awards. Mosh Matsena, station manager says “The move to change the line -up is part of the station’s summer imaging plan. Like all other stations Thobela FM continues to review its business and line up to ensure it delivers on its mandate and remain
relevant.”

 

Thobela FM remains the top Radio station in Limpopo and number 5 in South Africa.

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 As part of its Woman’s Month programme to celebrate and elevate South Africa’s multi-talented women, POWER 98.7 is once again giving phenomenal women the opportunity to take control of its airwaves for three days.
For the fourth time this year, the station will from 8 – 10 August, be replacing all male presenters with an exciting #987Woman line-up which is expected to provoke, inspire, inform and entertain – all at once.
This year’s #987Woman line-up, like in the previous years, will not disappoint as it includes women from various walks of life ranging from the arts, political and academic fraternity. The line-up includes mayors, ministers, poets, musicians, actors and professors; and many other women who will share their views and opinions on a myriad of topics affecting their lives and society as large.
The 2018 edition have big shoes to fill, as the slots they will occupy have previously been filled by some of the other influential women in South Africa such as Professor Thuli Madonsela, Jenny Crwys-Williams, Tumi Morake, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Lira, Phuti Mahanyele, Letta Mbulu, Judy Dlamini, Khanyi Dhlomo, Minnie Dlamini and Lindiwe Mazibuko.
“We are absolutely convinced that this year’s line-up will live up to expectations and add value to discussions happening in the country and beyond. These are knowledgeable and powerful women and therefore there is no doubt they will satisfy POWER 98.7’s listeners’ hunger for quality discussions – led by quality presenters,” POWER 98.7’s Station Manager, Bob Mabena said.
This campaign wishes to honour the women of POWER for inspiring us and to recognize their resilience in spite of the challenging environments that they exist and operate in” said Mabena.

The line-up for the 2018 edition of #987Woman is as follows:

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

TIME SHOW PRESENTER
06:00 – 09:00 POWER BREAKFAST Patricia De Lille
09:00 – 12:00 POWER TALK Makoti Khawula
12:00 – 13:00 POWER UPDATE Khensani Nobanda
13:00 – 15:00 POWER LUNCH Boity and Modiehi Thulo
15:00 – 18:00 POWER DRIVE Susan Shabangu
18:00 – 20:00 POWER BUSINESS Ramasela Ganda
20:00 – 00:00 POWER PERSPECTIVE Natasha Mazzone
00:00 – 03:00 POWER ZONE Tshegohaco Moagi
03:00 – 06:00 POWER UP Nolwazi Tusini

 

Thursday, 09 August 2018

TIME SHOW PRESENTER
06:00 – 09:00 POWER BREAKFAST Nomvula Mokonyane
09:00 – 12:00 POWER TALK Prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng
12:00 – 13:00 POWER UPDATE Melanie Bala
13:00 – 15:00 POWER LUNCH Moshidi Motshegwa
15:00 – 18:00 POWER DRIVE Yvonne Chaka Chaka
18:00 – 20:00 POWER BUSINESS Basani Maluleke
20:00 – 00:00 POWER PERSPECTIVE Mandisa Mashego
00:00 – 03:00 POWER ZONE Tshegohaco Moagi
03:00 – 06:00 POWER UP Nolwazi Tusini

 

Friday, 10 August 2018

TIME SHOW PRESENTER
06:00 – 09:00 POWER BREAKFAST Naledi and Aisha Pandor
09:00 – 12:00 POWER TALK Rebecca Malope
12:00 – 13:00 POWER UPDATE Mahlatse Mahlase
13:00 – 15:00 POWER LUNCH PJ Powers and Rami Chuene
15:00 – 18:00 POWER DRIVE Thandi Modise
18:00 – 20:00 POWER BUSINESS Special Edition Nokukhanya Jele and Emma Saidler
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Gagasi FM Shero Awards celebrate KZN women

Posted by radio On August - 2 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS
The annual Gagasi FM Shero Awards are back. Every year in August, Gagasi FM celebrates women’s month through the Shero campaign. The campaign recognises and honours women who are making a significant difference in their communities.
Gagasi FM Shero Awards celebrate KZN women

While the campaign has been there for a number of years, last year the station introduced the awards element to take the campaign to new heights and to have a more tangible recognition of women who are the real imbokodos of KZN.

The call is now open to the public to send through names for nominees’ consideration. The entries will close on 2 August and the awards ceremony will be held on 11 August in Durban. The unique thing about Shero Awards is that it recognises not only women in the public spotlight, but also ordinary women in communities.

The primary criteria for the submission entries is that the chosen nominees’ work and contributions must fly the KZN flag high, contribute to the growth, development and national visibility of the KZN province and its community. All candidates must originally be from KZN even if they currently reside in a different province.

The list of categories is as follows:

  1. Creative Arts (Fine arts, poetry, literature, fashion and architecture)
  2. Entertainment and Music
  3. Sports
  4. Science and Technology
  5. Big Business Professional (Legal, medical, finance, etc.)
  6. Enterprise (Small businesses)
  7. Social Entrepreneurship
  8. Education
  9. Public Service (Police, nurse, etc.)
  10. Community Leadership
  11. KZN Ambassadors

The overall Shero Award

Every year the overall Shero Award is named after a South African female icon who has made a significant contribution or influence in the history of the country. Last year the overall Shero Award was named after Queen Nandi and this year it will be named after another national icon who will be announced in due course.The overall Shero Award is received by one of the 11 preselected Sheros and is awarded to that woman that best resonates with the value system and the characteristics of an icon that the award is named after in that year.

Panel of judges

A panel of independent judges will go through all the entries received and shortlist the nominees as per the categories above. This panel is made up of women only who are coming from various academic and professional backgrounds. All the shortlisted nominees will also go through the independent auditing process to ensure that they meet the requirements as per the terms and conditions of the awards.

“We are very happy with the campaign and the awards as it recognises KZN women who are making a mark in various walks of life, who are touching other people’s lives and are an inspiration to the next generation. The awards also come at a time when we continue to see violence against women happening in our communities. We hope that the Shero campaign and the awards will assist in the fight against women abuse and actually profile the roles that women play in uplifting our communities and building a better nation. We call upon people to submit their entries and join us in celebrating good work that our women are doing,” says Gagasi FM Head of Brand, Phinda Magwaza.

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