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The ABBA Show @ Emperors Palace – 18 January until 10 February 2019
 

Mamma Mia, here we go again! The world`s premier live ABBA tribute show is set to return to mesmerize Johannesburg audiences in January and February 2019 – two years after a virtual sell-out performance run at Emperors Palace.

 

Nostalgic memories of the 70’s and 80’s, platforms and leotards as well as your favourite ABBA hits will be all the reason to see The ABBA Show live at Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace in the New Year.

 

Far from being deemed as just another cover band, The ABBA Show is brought to you by the internationally acclaimed tribute act, ABBAsolutely fABBAulous. This full-scale concert production features over two hours of fun, energetic musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.

 

The ABBA Show gives fans of all ages a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience, celebrate the music of ABBA and dance the night away.

Brits Hannah Pocock as Agnetha and Jenna Ball as Frida are set to dazzle audiences while Brent McMullen and Zac Coombs will take on the roles of Bjorn and Benny!

 

Audiences will see ABBAsolutely fABBAulous belt out classic ABBA hits on stage such as Dancing Queen, Knowing Me Knowing You, Ring, The Winner Takes It All, Fernando, Super Trouper and many more.

 

“The timeless and instantly recognisable tunes of ABBA are bound to keep audiences on their feet throughout the show. This is the music that transcends age and brings people together to sing along and enjoy a night of hit performances, because – let’s face it – who doesn’t love a good ABBA singalong?” says Celeste-Anne Nicholas, the Group Entertainment Manager for Emperors Palace.

 

Tickets for this spectacular show can be purchased via Computicket at either www.computicket.com or via Checkers and Shoprite retail stores, countrywide, and are priced between R250 and R470 each.

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Entries Open for 2019 Liberty Radio Awards

Posted by radio On November - 8 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Liberty is pleased to announce that entries for the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards officially open on Monday 5 November 2018 and close on 25 January 2019. The Liberty Radio Awards is well established as an independent and transparent recognition programme that aims to recognise and award excellence in radio.

“By recognising those who create excellent radio content, we provide a measure for radio professionals to be evaluated against their peers,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “Through acknowledging excellence, we are securing the long-term sustainability of the industry as a credible source of information. The higher the quality of the content produced, the longer people will retain their relationship with a particular radio station”.

 

“For the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards programme, we are not introducing any new categories, however, following consultation with station management and personnel within the Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) stations, it was decided to separate PBS and commercial radio stations within the various categories. We will thus recognise and acknowledge excellence in the four main broadcast pillars of radio: Campus, Community, Commercial and PBS, as well as some awards for online radio.”

 

Killy Bacela, Divisional Director of Group Brand and Marketing at Liberty says; “The Liberty Radio Awards are in line with our ethos of partnering with our clients at different moments of their lives. Much like how radio uses insights and expertise to engage with listeners, Liberty uses the same to assist customers in achieving financial freedom through their life’s journey. Furthermore, radio has the ability to empower society through the sharing of information and that is why we at Liberty believe that radio will continue to grow and enrich the lives of many South Africans as it has continued to do for many years.”

 

There is no fee for entering the Liberty Radio Awards. All entries must be submitted through the online entry portal which can be accessed through the Liberty Radio Awards website: www.libertyradioawards.co.za.

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POWER 98.7 Chairman Given Mkhari will host prominent South African and international businessman Johann Rupert in an intimate discussion for the 2018 annual Chairman’s Conversation.

Rupert is the founder and Chairman of Richemont, a Swiss-based company which designs, manufactures, distributes and sells luxury goods. Richemont’s brands includes Cartier, Montblanc, Chloe and Dunhill, Panerai, IWC, Van Cleef & Arpels. Richemont is the second largest luxury goods company in the world. In May 2018 Richemont paid about R45 billion to acquire full control of fashion e-commerce giant YNAP. And in October 2018 Richemont announced a joint venture deal with Alibaba targeting the lucrative Chinese market.
In South Africa Rupert is Chairman of Remgro, an investment holding company with over 30 investee companies in private health care, banking, insurance, consumer products, petroleum products, media, sports, and infrastructure, both in the listed and unlisted spaces.
Remgro owns significant stakes in Mediclinic, First Rand, Outsurance, Discovery, Distell, RCL Foods, Total, ETV to mention but a few. Some of the well-known consumer facing brands in Remgro owned companies include Rainbow chicken, Selati sugar, Mageu, Sunbake, Nola Mayonnaise, Rama, Stork, Flora and various alcohol brands.
Mkhari explains why Rupert was a natural choice for this year’s Chairman’s Conversation: “While Rupert is a well-established businessman, he remains an enigma to many South Africans. We know of some his companies and products, but what do we really know about this man? Johann Rupert is in every aspect of SA life. We interface with his products and services on a daily basis, whether you are young or old, poor or rich.”
Mkhari added, “Our economy is as challenged as it is equally contested, we can all benefit from engaging a global business figure like Rupert, who continues to be a very influential player in our economy. His input on the economic transformation and growth question is of critical importance”. In 2017, Mkhari launched The Chairman’s Conversation by hosting President Thabo Mbeki. The Conversation was a pivotal event in the news and political calendar and served as a key reference point for many South Africans for the year to come.
“We started The Chairman’s Conversation because we saw a need to engage with leaders whose decisions have massive societal impact. Often – as with Rupert – society is not aware of the extent of the impact these individuals have in our lives. The Chairman’s Conversation is, without a doubt, shaping into the most important conversation of the year. The beauty of this conversation happening at POWER98.7 is that we are an authentic platform, trusted to approach such conversations openly and constructively.”
The Chairman’s Conversation will be aired live on December 4 on POWER 98.7, Capricorn FM as well as Beat 105.2 in the Free State and ONE EC in the Eastern Cape. The conversation will also be streamed live on all MSG Afrika broadcasting platforms, including www.power987.co.za.
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The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector Council has elected Councillor Andile Raletlhogonolo Tlhoaele and Councillor Pheladi Gwangwa as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, respectively. 
The election of the Chairperson and Deputy comes after the resignation of Councillor Nokuzola Ehrens on Thursday, 06 September 2018 and the appointment of Councillor Tlhoaele as Acting Chairperson by the Minister of Telecommunications & Postal Services Dr Siyabonga Cwele on Friday, 12 October 2018.
“The election of Councillor Gwangwa and I mark an important milestone in the work of the Council. The Council is committed to contributing to the success of the sector, part of that success is the implementation of the Code.” said Councillor Tlhoaele, newly elected chairperson
The Council is responsible for developing, reviewing and publishing the B-BBEE ICT Sector Code. The Council is also mandated to monitor the implementation the Code and report progress to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Advisory Council on BEE; the BEE Commissioner Ms Zodwa Ntuli; Minister of Trade & Industry Dr Rob Davies; Minister of Telecommunications & Postal Services Dr Siyabonga Cwele and Minister of Communications Ms Nomvula Mokonyane.
The ICT Sector comprises of four ICT industry sub-sectors; Broadcasting, IT, Telecommunications and Electronics.
The Council functions through the following sub-committees;
1.       Executive Committee, which comprises of the chairpersons of all the sub-committees,  which will be chaired by the Deputy Chairperson Councillor Pheladi Gwangwa
2.         Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Committee chaired by Councillor Petronella Linders
3.         Implementation and Monitoring Committee chaired by Councillor Adrian Schofield
4.         Review and Amendment Committee chaired by Councillor Sara-Jane Capazario
5.         Strategy, Governance, Risk & Funding Committee chaired by Councillor Lucky Masilela
The Council is constituted by fifteen members from the four ICT industry sub-sectors, ICASA, Labour, Community, Youth, Women, the Department of Telecommunications & Postal Services and the Department of Communications.
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In a first for a South African drama series, Both Worlds’ UNARMED has been selected as one of the finalists for C21 Content London 2018 Drama Series Pitch. From over 100 submissions from established drama creators worldwide bidding to attract additional finance and co-production partners, C21 selected Both Worlds’ political spy thriller as one of the final eight invited to pitch at the International Drama Summit on November 27.

 

UNARMED will be presented at the International Drama Summit at Content London on Tuesday 27 November between 3pm and 4.30pm. The series will compete with productions from France, The Netherlands, Denmark, Finland and the UK. The winning project will be announced at The International Drama Awards, which take place from 7pm on Wednesday 28 November.

 

UNARMED, in advanced development stage, has attached internationally recognised talents including Shawn Slovo (A World Apart, Catch a Fire, Mohammed Ali’s Greatest Fight) who developed the pilot script alongside Both Worlds’ Thierry Cassuto and Karen Jeynes, Charlotte Brändström (Colony, The Witcher) as director, and Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou (Amistad, Guardians of the Galaxy) as the lead.

 

 

The series is a fact based thrill ride through Southern Africa, Germany, France and Belgium in both the late eighties and present day. When terrorists pull off an audacious heist at Pelindaba,  one of the world’s largest stores of highly enriched uranium, and a representative of the International Atomic Energy Agency is brutally murdered, the world’s eyes are turned to Southern Africa and the threat of a dirty bomb. UNARMED is based on the premise that South Africa finally agrees to hand over its weapon-grade uranium stores, a legacy from the atomic bombs the apartheid regime made in defiance of UN sanctions, and thirty years of secrets were to be revealed.

 

 

Both Worlds is a Cape Town based South African production company known for its many award-winning programmes including twice International Emmy nominated and multiple SAFTA winner ZANEWS’ Puppet Nation, as well as Point of Order and Operation Rainbow Warrior. Both Worlds has recently launched a high end scripted programmes division, and has several series in advanced stage of development with local and international broadcasters.

 

 

The Content London International Drama Pitch Summit is the world’s highest platform to launch scripted series to the international marketplace, providing access to over 2000 of the industry’s top executives. The winning pitch will receive a marketing package through C21Media worth £30,000 to support series’ development and pre-sales promotion.

For more information on Both Worlds – https://www.both-worlds.com/
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Anele Mdoda

2 – The number of times she’s been on air at 947 – she was poached by 5FM in 2008, but returned in 2012

9 – The number of rounds she lasted on Strictly Come Dancing

3 – The number of seasons she was a judge on Clash of the Choirs

1 – The number of talk shows she’s hosted – on Real Talk with Anele, she interviewed an array of Mzansi icons

 

DJ Fresh

32 – The number of mix-CDs bearing his name

4 – The number of seasons of SA’s Got Talent that Fresh has been a judge on

3 – The number of Mzansi radio stations he’s worked at (since relocating from Botswana, he worked at YFM, 5FM, and Metro FM)

1 – The number of times he’s been on a Roast dais – he was on the panel for The Roast of Somizi this year

 

 

Dudu ‘Lady D’ Khoza

120 – The number of orphaned kids from Kwa-Mashu she entertained at her Lady D Birthday Drive earlier this year

25 – The number of years she’s been on radio

15 – The number of years (minimum) she’s been on Ukhozi FM

1 – The number of trusts she’s involved with – she’s a trustee of The Lucky Dube Trust

1 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the Liberty Radio Awards

 

 

Ntate Thuso Motaung

36 – The number of years he’s been on radio

6 – The number of awards (minimum) he’s received for his work

1 – The number of songs dedicated to him: Afro-pop artist Alex Nguta penned “A Letter 2 Thuso Motaung” in 2006

 

 

Selby ‘Selbeyonce’ Mkhize

1120 – A key number in the just launched KFC campaign he’s part of, #1120under5, aimed at combatting malnutrition

3 – The number of hours he’s on air daily with his ‘Woza Nabangani Bakho’ show

18 – The age he was when he moved to Johannesburg to pursue an acting career (he had a cameo on Generations: The Legacy)

1 – The number of times he cameoed on Uzalo

Vote here!

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It’s official! The upcoming SA summer season is set to heat up as one of the world’s most-loved tribute shows pays homage to the legendary Michael Jackson in, Michael Jackson HIStory Show, from 14 December 2018 until 10 February 2019 across the country.

 

Michael Jackson HIStory Show, a two-hour musical experience, takes audiences on a musical journey back to MJ’sdays as a member of the Jackson 5, his ground-breaking theatrics in the 80s and his continued reign as the King of Pop into the 21st century.

 

The SA tour kicks off in Durban at Sibaya Casino on 14 December 2018, including a special New Year’s Eve performance, and runs through to 6 January 2019. The show then travels to Carnival City’s Big Top Arena in Boksburg for a special one-night only showcase on 11 January, before returning to Cape Town (for the first time since January 2017) at The Artscape Theatre from 17 January until 10 February 2019.

 

 

Michael Jackson HIStory Show, which showcases all of MJ’s greatest and most popular hits performed live on stage, features 40 different customized costumes – 20 of which are for the MJ character alone. This time around fans will experience updated MJ costumes as well as new production elements incorporated into the show.

 

The main star of Michael Jackson HIStory Show is Johannesburg-born singer, Dantanio. He will be accompanied on stage by a live six-piece band, four backup dancers and a phenomenal lighting and effects team – which makes use of 160+ moving lights and over 2 000 lighting cues – that will celebrate the memory of The King of Pop live on stage.

 

 

In 2014, Dantanio was scouted by the show’s director, Johnny Van Grinsven, to take on this challenging role.

“I can’t wait to entertain the South African audiences this summer. I am the ultimate MJ fan so to be able to perform every night on stage and share my passion for The King of Pop – along with other South African fans – is a real dream come true for me,” says Dantanio.

 

 

Ultimate MJ fans can expect to dance and sing along to hits such as Billie Jean, Thriller, Smooth Criminal, Man in the Mirror, Black or White, Bad, ABC, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Human Nature, Ben and many more hits.

 

 

Visit www.mjhistoryshow.com for ticketing and further information. Tickets for this spectacular show can also be purchased via Computicket at either www.computicket.com or via Checkers and Shoprite retail stores, countrywide, and range between R150 and R390 each. 

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Grassroots activists from Earthlife Africa,Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid, were awarded the honour of SAB Environmentalist of the Year at the 30th annual SAB Environmental Media and Environmentalist of the Year Awards 2018, today.

The Earthlife Africa pair received the Nick Steele Memorial Award for Environmentalist of the Year for their work in winning a crucial court case to halt plans by the South African government to proceed with a national nuclear build programme.

 

“The SAB Environmentalist of the Year awards acknowledges individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect the environment with the majority of the judges agreeing that the honour should go to Lekalakala and McDaid,” says Katy Katopodis, Convenor of the awards.

 

The two built a broad coalition to stop the South African government’s massive secret nuclear deal with Russia. In April 2017, the High Court ruled that the $76 billion nuclear power project was unconstitutional—a landmark legal victory that protected South Africa from an unprecedented expansion of the nuclear industry and production of radioactive waste.

 

SAB also awarded several journalists for excelling in reporting on environmental matters in the categories of Video Media, Audio Media, Written Media and Photography.

More than 200 entries from media were received for the 30th anniversary edition of the awards.

 

“Recognising and rewarding work by the media, is an important part of making sure that big business, governments, communities and individuals take accountability for their actions, which have an impact on the environment. Your work not only shines a spotlight on the challenges that we face as a human race but also spurs action,” continues Katopodis.

“At SAB, we have never shied away from the organisation’s impact on the environment and on the communities in which we operate. We acknowledge the responsibility that we have towards preserving and protecting our natural resources, minimising our impact and making a substantial and real contribution to building the future of all,” says David Hauxwell, VP Procurement and Sustainability, SAB and AB InBev Africa.

SAB and AB InBev this year announced their sustainable development strategy outlining their joint priorities for 2025. The key areas of focus are water, agriculture, climate change and circular packaging.

 

SAB also took the opportunity at the 30th Anniversary of the awards to announce a Legacy Award recognising community-based environmental projects. This award will be offered from 2019 onwards. “The legacy award will help those on the ground make a difference in communities that are affected, more than most, by daily environmental challenges,” says Hauxwell.

 

The winners of the SAB Environmental Media and Environmentalist of the Year 2018 are:

The Macqubu Ntombela and Ian Player Young Cub Award was awarded to Mlungisi Ntuli from 50/50 for the entry “The River Gives”, which follows the story of a group of young people who call themselves “Enviro Champs” whose actions reflect true conservation in action by the community, for the community.

 

The SAB Environmental Media Award for Photography went to 2014’s winner Adrian de Kock from Media 24 who travelled with a group of South Africa scientists and came across a rare group of 50 Humpback Whales and Southern Right whales.

 

The SAB Environmental Media Award for Written Media was awarded to 2014 winner, Fiona Macleod from Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism.Fiona and her team won for their multimedia journalism projects on how local neighbourhoods are surviving disruption by global climate change and the investigation into the anti-poaching buffer zone along Mozambique and Kruger National Park in South Africa.

 

The winner of the SAB Environmental Media Award for Audio Media, was first-time winner, Jamaine Krige from the SABC. Jamaine won for her detailed, insightful and heart-breaking story about how at least 800 dogs a week are poisoned with the banned pesticide Aldicarb used widely used by poaching syndicates and is regularly available on the streets of Johannesburg.

 

Sasha Schwendenwein from Carte Blanche won the Video Media category for the second year in a row, for her investigative stories on illegal slaughterhouses beneath the City of Johannesburg and how 90% of the high-calibre hunting rifles used for Rhino poaching came from one specific manufacturer in the Czech Republic.

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25th Japanese Film Festival Set for November

Posted by radio On October - 23 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

The Embassy of Japan in South Africa, along with the Japan Foundation, in the spirit of sharing Japanese culture with their South African counterpart, will be hosting a free film festival due to take place November in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

“Art is often considered the best medium when sharing cultural viewpoints between any two parties, because it educates, enhances empathy and strengthens cohesion amongst the groups involved. This is what the 25th Japanese Film Festival will do for both Japan and South Africa,” explains Taro Sawada, PR Officer at the Japanese Embassy.

 

The three-day Film Festival will kick off in Cape Town at the V&A Nouveau on Friday, 2 November, and will be on circuit until Sunday, 4 November. With the second leg of the festival taking place in Johannesburg at the Rosebank Nouveau on Friday, 9 November right through to Sunday, 11 November.

 

“Movie tickets will be available at the box office one hour before the start of each show, on a first come, first served basis. During the Festival, various genres will be showcased, including comedy, horror, animation and drama, so there is something for the whole family to indulge in. We hope movie lovers come out in their numbers to witness the talents and experience the cultural feel of Japanese film,” says Sawada.

 

The movies being screened at year’s festival are:

  • “Genius Party Beyond” (Animation)

  • “The Complex” (Horror)
  • “Survival Family” (Comedy)
  • “It’s a Beautiful Life – IRODORI” (Drama)

The Japanese Embassy will also be hosting a lecture and screening at the University of Pretoria, on Friday, 16 November and Saturday, 17 November, where the discussion will be around pop culture.

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Free JOOX VIP for DStv customers

Posted by radio On October - 18 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

DStv offers DStv PremiumCompact Plus or Compact customers JOOX VIP at no extra cost with their current subscription. JOOX and DStv is a match made in entertainment heaven. Series? Check. Music? Double check.

Wondering what JOOX is about?

JOOX is a music streaming App that gives you access to thousands of music libraries and playlists on your iOS or Android mobile device. Whether you’re looking for a playlist while out on a run or need a Sunday chilled vibe, there’s a song for every mood.

DStv account holders with an active DStv PremiumCompact Plus or Compactsubscription get free VIP access to JOOX – and you can add up to 4 friends and family! This is all valued at R89.99 per month, but now it’s all yours for FREE!

DStv Family, Access and EasyView customers can also log in to the free JOOX service directly on the JOOX App but won’t get access to the free VIP services offered by DStv.

JOOX lets you access millions of tracks, switch to karaoke mode and learn the lyrics of your favourite songs (you can also sing-along) as well as create and share playlists.

 

Interested? Keep reading!

The JOOX VIP access will let you have your own background music or life theme song all day, every day. Some of the exclusive JOOX VIP user benefits include:

  1. Forget the free trial – get the JOOX VIP music streaming app for FREE for you and 4 of your family and listen to non-stop music at your leisure or on the go!
  2. Exclusive to DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact customers!
  3. Local music with exclusive playlists
  4. Playlists for local events and music festivals
  5. Karaoke – sing along!

 

How to get the DStv and JOOX VIP access offer?

Step 1: Download the JOOX app from your app store and sign up (skip this step if you already have the app)

Step 2: Tap your profile image (on top left), select JOOX VIP and then select DStv Customer

Step 3: Enter the ID number of the DStv account holder

*we’ll send a one-time pin (OTP) to the phone number we have registered on your account*

Step 4: Enter the OTP

That’s it – you’re ready to rock ‘n roll, samba or vosho – whatever your music style!

 

How to add friends and family so that they can also get the JOOX VIP experience?

Once you’ve signed up to be a JOOX VIP member, you can add 4 family members

Step 1: They will need to download the JOOX app from their app store and sign up (if they already have JOOX, they can skip this step)

Step 2: Tap on their profile image (on top left), select JOOX VIP and then DStv Customer

Step 3: Select Family Member

Step 4: Now they need to enter your mobile number

*we’ll send a one-time pin (OTP) to your phone number – you’ll need to forward that OTP to your friend*

Step 5: They enter the OTP

That’s it! They are now a JOOX VIP member!

Note: if you go into your JOOX VIP profile (tap on your profile image, select JOOX VIP and sign in), you’ll see their name listed as an active member.

 

It’s that easy to ensure you never miss out on the latest songs or classic hits! The question now is, what are you waiting for? Get your JOOX VIP access today for free, if you’re a DStv PremiumCompact Plus or Compact customer. Never worry about missing a beat again! Join the conversation on social media #JOOXonDStv.

Terms and conditions apply, view Terms and Conditions here.

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