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Ghana’s Kyekyeku headlines Jazzy Joburg Market

Posted by radio On September - 20 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

GHANA’S KYEKYEKU HEADLINES THE JAZZY JOBURG MARKET – THE PERFECT STARTING LINE UP TO THE STANDARD BANK JOY OF JAZZ!

 

 

 

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz – in partnership with Joburg Tourism and the Nelson Mandela Square – has created an outstanding opportunity for developing artists to share their music and talents at a fun-filled Jazzy Joburg Market to take place at the Square in Sandton from the 27th-29th September 2019.

The three-day musical market was started in 2018 with the likes of Nelisiwe Sibiya, Aus Tebza, Sobantwana, Zano, Vuyo Tyolo and the Dutch band – The New York Round Midnight Band and an official opening by the Executive Mayor Mr Herman Mashaba.

 

This year Ghanaian artist Kyekyeku, Koh Mr Saxman and the Standard Bank Youth Jazz Band will be entertaining the crowds. Former Gold Fish lead singer Sakhile Moleshe will be MCing the three-day event. Developing bands such as Afrida Marimba, Y U Asking Me and Afrika Jazz Band will be taking on the first day(Friday).

The Saturday will be P.A Band, Ark of Arts Band with the last being the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz band.

Sunday’s performers are Tokolo Jazz Band, followed by Thai artist Koh Saxman and Alexander Beets from the Netherlands with Ghana’s finest, Kyekyeku being the last.

 

Joburg Tourism will be utilizing The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz to partner with SMMEs for the second edition of the Jazzy Joburg Market. This is where the market comes together with jazz to give visitors a great welcome to Joburg – reinforcing Joburg Tourism’s #Welcome2Jozi campaign which aims to emphasize the city’s positioning that it is more than a stopover destination and that there’s more to it.

 

The market will be open from 15h30 to 20h00 (Friday and Saturday), while on Sunday the market is open from 10h00 until 17h00 at the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton. The Jazzy Joburg Night Market is the daily build-up to the main Joy of Jazz Festival taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre – with food stalls, arts and crafts exhibitors and all the trimmings to be expected from a night market in a creative space; an outstanding opportunity for developing artists to share their music and talents at a fun-filled night market.

 

“We are thrilled to be hosting the Jazzy Joburg Night Market with our partners, – what a way to showcase our diversity, musicality, talent, art and food!” says Festival Producer and General Manager of T Musicman, Ms Mantwa Chinoamadi.

 

“We want a fun way to ease music lovers into the main Jazz festival, while still enticing those that are indecisive about buying their festival tickets. The artists we have on the lineup are all accomplished, dynamic performers who we are determined to build relations with for future shows. We encourage everyone to come and have a good time at the market; it’s a friendly, welcoming environment for all.”

 

 

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Engen (http://www.Engen.co.za) has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement as the Official Fuel Partner to the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival, taking place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand on 21 and 22 September 2019.

 

“Engen are pleased to partner with the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival as the Official Fuel Partner, and we look forward to providing experiences of convenience for our customers and festival goers”, commented Bulela Mkandawire, Corporate Brand & Sponsorship Manager, Engen.

 

 

Dubbed South Africa’s premier lifestyle event, the two-day festival welcomes the entire family to indulge in the best food and entertainment. Included in this culinary extravaganza is a safe, educational and entertaining designated children’s area sponsored by Engen also known as the ‘Engen Kids Fest’.

 

 

This year, the Engen Kids Fest will offer healthy and nutritional food and refreshments throughout the day inspired by multi -award winning culinary expert and food extraordinaire.

An excited Siba Mtongana said: “I am delighted to be partnering with Engen at this year’s DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival, as we take the kiddies area to the next level, in true Ms Sibalicious style.”

 

“I have curated an interactive, educational, and entertaining food explosion experience for kids of all ages ranging from healthy treats, baked goodies and cooked masterpieces by the mini chefs who will be cooking along with me. Moms and dads don’t let your little people miss out on this fun activity”, added Mtongana

 

 

Designed and curated with every child in mind, the Engen Kids Fest will boast a range of fun areas to explore for all kinds of bright-eyed explorers. It’s a world of play and learning combined into one memorable experience that shows how much Engen cares.

 

 

“The sponsorship of the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival provides Engen with a platform to actively engage and connect with our current and future market in a relevant and purposeful way”, added Mkandawire.

Children aged between 3 – 13 years old will enter a mini fest of their own and can enjoy a range of cool activities from art classes, drawing and colouring, interactive Lego area for building, live shows and entertainment, outdoor activities, healthy food and refreshments, a mini library, slot car racing to F1 gaming simulators and much more.

 

 

The Engen Kids Fest will close at 19h00 on both nights with trained child minders and security onsite through the course of the two days.  Parents will be requested to register and will receive a barcode that tags adults to children enabling updates to be sent throughout the day to the parents.

 

 

Tickets to the Engen Kids Fest are R295 per child, per-event day, and can be purchased at Howler. Visit Engen Kids Fest Tickets (https://bit.ly/31Xhq5N) for more information.

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The journey to MTN Bushfire 2020 starts now as Phase 1 tickets are now available  via the MTN Bushfire website, as of today September 16. Taking place from 29 to 31 May 2020, MTN Bushfire is more than simply a music festival. As one of  Africa’s largest and most inclusive festival of music and the arts, MTN Bushfire has earned its global reputation as a distinctly African, yet globally-infused festival experience.

 

Early-bird Full Festival Golden Lounge and Main Arena tickets SOLD OUT in just over a day after their release last week, so don’t miss out on this next phase of reduced ticket prices that are NOW AVAILABLE.

MTN Bushfire annually welcomes close to 30,000 admissions hailing from 60 different countries, who make the journey from near and far to the peaceful Malkerns Valley of Eswatini. For the past 5 years the festival has completely SOLD OUT so guests are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets early.

Early-Bird Phase 1 Phase 2
Full Festival Golden Lounge SOLD OUT 1,950 2,350
Full Festival Main Arena SOLD OUT 950 1,150
Full Festival Children SOLD OUT 250 300

 

MTN Bushfire 2020 will offer an upgraded Golden Lounge, improved and expanded camping options, as well as the diverse and eclectic mix of music, arts, and culture that makes it such a unique and memorable experience.

A beacon of hope that proudly and positively celebrates cultural diversity, the MTN Bushfire experience manifests within a unique atmosphere of tolerance and inclusion. These positive vibrations start as ripples within the local community and become waves that grow as they carry festival-goers home, and ultimately inspire a global movement.

Winner of the Best Responsible Event Award at the African Responsible Tourism Awards in 2017,MTN Bushfire was also hailed in 2016 by CNN as one of the “7 African music festivals you really have to see” and listed by BBC as a “Top African festival.”

 

 

A living, breathing ecosystem, MTN Bushfire invites all fans of music, the arts, cultural exploration and environmental sustainability to become part of the thriving community that is MTN Bushfire.

 

 

All ticketing and accommodation information can be found on the website: MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “howler.evlink1.net” claiming to be  https://www.bush-fire.com/ . For general information, please email info@bush-fire.com and for ticketing queries, contact support@howler.co.za

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After the third sold out Bassline Live Series at The Lyric Theatre, the next exciting event is set for Saturday 5thOctober 2019 with AN INTIMATE NIGHT WITH VUSI NOVA with support acts 047 & Bongane_Sax.

 

Catch this multi-award-winning Afro-soul superstar for a one-night only intimate music affair at the beautiful Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City.

 

 

Set to be a night to remember, Vusi Nova will present a retrospective of songs from his range of albums, including from “Naninina” released in 2016. This album, that reached platinum status just 5 months after its release date and currently is a double platinum status album, won Best Afro Pop Album at the South African Music Awards 2017, and made the nation fall in love with him through its heart-breaking songs.

 

 

Vusi Nova will also perform “As’phelelanga”, the song that fast became South Africa’s anthem, soon after the performance on South African Idols went viral. These are just some of the well-known and loved favourites to look forward to in this magical evening.

 

 

Vusi Nova will also perform his most recently released single “Ewe” which features 047 who will join him live on stage for a truly memorable performance.

He will also showcase his new track that he features on with ONESIMUS – BABA GOD.

047, the exciting Afropop trio from Mthatha, will also open the night. The group leaped into the spotlight about two years ago after they were discovered and groomed by Vusi Nova. 047 recently received the Grahamstown Standing Ovation Award – for their 2nd Night’s Performance at National Arts Festival 2019. For047 to share the stage at the Lyric Theatre with Vusi Nova will truly be a magical experience

 

 

Bongane_Sax, the remarkably talented saxophonist recently released his second album on which he also collaborates with Vusi Nova and 047. A self-taught saxophonist, Bongane_Sax started playing the clarinet without any formal training and has gone on to massive success with his renditions of classic South African songs as well as his own original music.

 

 

The show starts at 8pm on Saturday October 5th. Get your tickets FROM R250 at Computicket. You can also get all the latest news on the Bassline Live series on our Facebook page.

 

 

Once again, supporting this event is stylish urban outfitters Brentwood Clothing who continue to stand behind the rich arts and culture scene in South Africa. Bassline Live is also presented in association withCastle Lite to unlock Extra Cold Refreshment

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Leading telecommunication company Vodacom Tanzania Plc (www.Vodacom.co.tz) and Smart Lab have today launched “Vodacom Digital Accelerator,” a program that intends to help early-stage and growth-stage technology startups become profitable and revenue generating businesses.

 

The new program which will run yearly aims at identifying and supporting startup entrepreneurs in mobile, telecom, fintech, media, health, education, and e-commerce will have three phases which include application, selection and acceleration.

 

 

Speaking at the launch event, Vodacom Tanzania Plc’s Managing Director Hisham Hendi said that the partnership between Vodacom Tanzania and Smartcodes is a crucial move towards providing opportunities to startup businesses via technological paths which will result into workable business models which will benefit communities, especially scores of youth across the country. He encouraged more youth to be innovative and take advantage of this opportunity as a path to economic empowerment through solving social developmental issues in their communities.

 

 

“Vodacom always aims to create impactful sustainable change in the society where we operate in line with our strategic business focus and, the Vodacom Accelerator aims to do just that,” he added.

He further elaborated that as a company which aims at taking Tanzanians into the digital world, Vodacom Tanzania encourages technology driven ideas that bring sustainable change.

 

 

“Digital technology is not only changing the way we do business in Africa but also revolutionizing the way we perceive and solve issues of development. It is therefore with great honor that we will once again create an opportunity for such ideas to be recognized, supported and transformed to maximize social impact”, he said.

 

 

He also added, “Vodacom has partnered with Smart Lab, a well-known innovation hub that aims to bring tangible results that will disrupt the innovation eco-system. So, this will be an opportunity for startups and innovators in the selected criteria to showcase their products and also gain from the platform including exclusive partnership deals with Vodacom, mentorship, technical assistance, marketing and exposure to Vodacom and Smart Lab’s large network of partners and finally customers to test and experience their solutions’.

 

 

Smart Codes Chief Executive Officer Edwin Bruno shared his excitement for the new program saying that, “we are excited to be part of the “Vodacom Accelerator” and together with Vodacom we hope to create a brand building platform for the tech savvy youth. This program is in line with our corporate strategy to drive messaging around youth support in the digital age and we are grateful for Vodacom Tanzania who saw the need to create the next round of success stories for African entrepreneurs building fast-growing technology companies coming from within the country.”

 

 

He detailed that “the innovation community has mushroomed in Tanzania from just a handful of hubs in 2011 to more than 45 in 2019 but there has been a slower involvement from the corporate side whereas Vodacom in this partnership with Smart Lab will lead in bridging that gap. We look forward to a tech-evolved-future for Tanzania that is full of disruptive solutions which will positively impact the coming generations.”

 

 

Vodacom’s director of Corporate Affairs Rosalynn Mworia said Vodacom is investing more than 150,000 dollars into the accelerator program which will go towards educating and empowering Tanzania‘s youth.

 

 

During the program which also aims at leveraging corporate resources, networks, mentors, and partners, participants will present their progress to a panel of investors and associates at the end of a 3-month acceleration period from which winners will get further support from Vodacom Tanzania Plc, Smart Lab, and partners for an added period of 6 months.

 

 

Vodacom is leading in the evolution of the fintech sector in Tanzania which is one of the fastest growing sectors on the continent with technology increasingly defining the day-to-day running of businesses and services.

 

 

The launch was also attended by other stakeholders from government, investor community, innovation hubs, financial institutions, corporates, startups, university professors, development partners, embassies and key players in the technology and innovation community.

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Apple announces three groundbreaking health studies

Posted by radio On September - 10 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS
Apple today announced three unprecedented medical studies, in partnership with leading academic and research institutions, that will reach more participants than has ever been possible. The studies will be available on the new Research app,1 which democratises how medical research is conducted by bringing together academic medical institutions, healthcare organisations and the Apple products customers already make a part of their everyday life. Participants will contribute to potential medical discoveries and help create the next generation of innovative health products. The Research app will be available as a free download in the App Store later this year.
“With the Apple Heart Study, we found that we could positively impact medical research in ways that help patients today and that make contributions that will benefit future generations,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “Today’s announcement carries our commitment to health even further by engaging with participants on a larger scale than ever before.”
The studies include:
  • Apple Women’s Health Study: In partnership with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Apple has created the first long-term study of this scale focused on menstrual cycles and gynaecological conditions. This study will inform screening and risk assessment of conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, osteoporosis, pregnancy and menopausal transition.
  • Apple Heart and Movement Study: Apple is partnering with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the American Heart Association on a comprehensive study of how heart rate and mobility signals — like walking pace and flights of stairs climbed — relate to hospitalisations, falls, heart health and quality of life in order to promote healthy movement and improved cardiovascular health.
  • Apple Hearing Study: Alongside the University of Michigan, Apple is examining factors that impact hearing health. The Apple Hearing Health Study is the first of its kind to collect data over time in order to understand how everyday sound exposure can impact hearing. The study data will also be shared with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a contribution toward its Make Listening Safe initiative.
Apple’s support of the medical research community began with the introduction of ResearchKit and CareKit, which expanded the pace and scale at which healthcare could be studied and provided. Apple used ResearchKit to create the Apple Heart Study, which was the largest study of its kind and illustrated the impact virtual, large-scale studies can have on medical research by examining atrial fibrillation to provide validation for the irregular rhythm notification feature on Apple Watch.
“Women make up half of the world’s population, yet even today there has been limited investment in studying their unique health needs,” said Michelle A. Williams, a reproductive epidemiologist and dean of the faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School. “This study, unprecedented in scope, will greatly advance our understanding of the biological and social determinants of women’s health, and lead to better health outcomes.”
“This is an exciting opportunity for NIEHS researchers to contribute to the study design and use the resulting data to answer novel questions, not only important to women of reproductive age, but to women of all ages,” said Dale Sandler, Ph.D., chief of the NIEHS Epidemiology Branch.
“We are excited to be working with all the study participants and with Apple to identify the features of complex human physiology that lead to different outcomes in wellness or chronic disease, and to use this information to empower individuals to maximise their own health,” said Calum MacRae, the vice chair of Scientific Innovation for the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and associate professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
“At the American Heart Association, we are a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, and we are committed to educating and empowering people to be proactive in all areas of their heart health and general well-being,” said Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association. “We believe that emerging technology solutions that seek to provide deeper health insights offer great potential in getting us there. We are collaborating with Apple and Brigham and Women’s Hospital on the Apple Heart and Movement Study to explore the correlation between a broad range of physical activities and a person’s overall heart health to ultimately understand risks and interventions to improve health.”
“We are excited about this unique opportunity to partner with Apple to determine how everyday activities affect our hearing,” said DuBois Bowman, dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health. “The information gleaned from this partnership will be critical for us to address the public health impact of various noise exposures on hearing loss in the United States.”
“The World Health Organization is pleased to note the announcement of the Apple Hearing Study which will contribute toward our Make Listening Safe initiative by improving our understanding of users’ listening behaviors,” said Dr. Shelly Chadha, technical officer of Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Loss at the World Health Organization. “With over a billion young people who could be at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening, WHO is addressing this challenge through raising awareness and setting new standards for safe listening. The knowledge gained through this study will contribute to future public health action in this field.”
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Apple unveils Apple Watch Series 5

Posted by radio On September - 10 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS
Apple today announced Apple Watch Series 5, debuting an Always-On Retina display that never sleeps, so it’s easy to see the time and other important information, without raising or tapping the display. New location features, from a built-in compass to current elevation, help users better navigate their day, while international emergency calling1 allows customers to call emergency services directly from Apple Watch in over 150 countries, even without iPhone nearby.
Apple Watch Series 5 is available in a wider range of materials, including aluminium, stainless steel, ceramic and an all-new titanium. Combined with the power of watchOS 6, users are empowered to take charge of their health and fitness with new features like Cycle Tracking, the Noise app and Activity Trends.
“We’ve seen Apple Watch have a meaningful impact on our customers’ lives and we’re excited to deliver even more capabilities with Apple Watch Series 5 and watchOS 6,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “The seamless integration of new hardware and software delivers an enhanced experience that makes it even easier to stay active and connected to the people and information users care about.”
Starting today, Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) is available to order in 41 countries and regions and Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) is available to order in 22 countries and regions. Both models will be available in stores beginning Friday, September 20.

Always-On Retina Display

Apple Watch Series 5 features an innovative new display that allows the time and important information to remain visible at all times. Each watch face has been carefully optimised for the new display and to preserve battery life, the screen intelligently dims when a user’s wrist is down and returns to full brightness with a raise or a tap. Several advanced technologies work together to deliver this new feature, including the industry’s only low-temperature polysilicone and oxide display (LTPO), ultra-low power display driver, efficient power management integrated circuit and new ambient light sensor. This combination of hardware innovation and incredible software design allows Apple Watch Series 5 to offer all-day 18-hour battery life.2

Navigation

Updated location features on Apple Watch Series 5 provide customers with greater navigation tools to use throughout the day. The new built-in compass and updated Maps app allow users to see which way they are facing. With Apple Watch Series 5, customers can use the new Compass app to see heading, incline, latitude, longitude and current elevation. Users can even add one of three new Compass complications to their watch face to see direction at a glance.

International Emergency Calling

For added personal safety while traveling, users with cellular models of Apple Watch Series 5 can now complete international calls to emergency services, regardless of where the device was originally purchased or if the cellular plan has been activated. International emergency calling also works with fall detection, if enabled, to automatically place an emergency call if Apple Watch senses the user has taken a hard fall and remains motionless for about a minute.

watchOS 6

Additional health and fitness features come with watchOS 6, including the new Cycle Tracking app, which gives customers the ability to log important information related to their menstrual cycles, and see predicted timing for their next period and fertile windows using the convenience of Apple Watch.3 The Noise app helps users understand the ambient sound levels in environments such as concerts and sporting events that could negatively impact hearing, and Activity Trends on iPhone provides a long-term view of their activity patterns to help them understand their progress. watchOS 6 also brings dynamic new watch faces, including Meridian, Modular Compact and Solar Dial, which can be easily customised for quicker access to favourite apps.

Apple Watch Studio

For the first time, Apple Watch customers can enjoy a more personalised experience when purchasing Apple Watch Series 5 in Apple Stores, from apple.com and in the Apple Store app.4 Exclusively at Apple, the new Apple Watch Studio gives customers the opportunity to pick their preferred case and band combination to create a look that is uniquely their own.5

Apple Watch Lineup

Apple is introducing a new case material made of titanium, a prized material in watchmaking that has superb strength-to-weight ratio and is lighter than stainless steel. Available in two beautiful brushed finishes, the natural titanium has a custom-engineered surface which helps maintain its colour and resist staining, while the space black titanium achieves its deep colour from a diamond-like coating (DLC).
Classic styles like the stainless steel case in gold, silver and space black remain, while the aluminium case in silver, gold and space grey is now made for the first time from 100 percent recycled 7000 series aluminium. This fall, the highly scratch-resistant and beautiful white ceramic case is also available, along with a new sport loop and a wide range of great new band colours, which work with any generation of Apple Watch.
Apple Watch Nike features a new watch face inspired by the classic Nike Windrunner jacket design, accompanied by new colours of the Nike Sport Band and reflective Nike Sport Loop. Apple Watch Hermès introduces several new styles, including an update to last fall’s popular colour block band, now in a new Della Cavalleria print, and an all-black version with an exclusive Hermès gradient watch face.
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Apple today introduced the new seventh-generation iPad, bringing more screen area and support for the full-sized Smart Keyboard1 to its most popular and most affordable iPad. Starting at just $329, the upgraded iPad features a stunning 10.2-inch Retina display and the latest innovations including Apple Pencil2 support, the fast A10 Fusion chip, advanced cameras and sensors, unmatched portability and connectivity, ease of use and great all-day battery life.The new iPad is available to order starting today and in stores starting Monday, September 30.

 

“The new iPad packs even more value into our most popular and affordable iPad model featuring a bigger 10.2-inch Retina display, support for Apple Pencil and for the first time, the full-size Smart Keyboard,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing. “The new iPad was built to run iPadOS, which introduces powerful new ways to multitask, manage and mark up documents, use Apple Pencil and view more information at a glance on a redesigned Home screen. This new iPad with iPadOS takes everything people love about our most popular iPad and makes it even better for creating, learning, working and playing.”

 

 

Bigger Display in a Powerful and Portable Design

The new 10.2-inch Retina display iPad has nearly 3.5 million pixels and a wide viewing angle making it a vivid canvas for creative expression and perfect for immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences that take advantage of its enhanced cameras and advanced sensors. Featuring the powerful A10 Fusion chip, the new seventh-generation iPad brings up to two times faster performance over the top-selling Windows PC4 for powerful multitasking and smooth gameplay in Apple Arcade.
Designed to be ultra-portable and durable, iPad weighs about one pound and for the first time features an enclosure made from 100 percent recycled aluminium with the same strength, durability and beautiful finish as the aluminium in all Apple products.5 Staying connected is easy on iPad with ultra-fast wireless performance and support for Gigabit-class LTE connectivity — delivering three times faster6 cellular data connections.7 With Touch ID, unlocking iPad is simple and secure using just a finger, to keep important information safe.

A New iPad Experience with iPadOS

iPadOS brings powerful new capabilities and intuitive features designed for the unique experience of iPad. A redesigned Home screen shows more apps on each page and the Today View can now be added, allowing quick access to widgets for at-a-glance information including news headlines, weather and calendar events. Working with multiple files and documents from the same app is now easier on iPad with updates to Split View, as well as switching between multiple apps using Slide Over.
The must-have Apple Pencil opens up new ways to be creative and more productive and is even more integrated into the iPad experience. Customers can now mark up and send entire webpages or documents by simply swiping Apple Pencil from the bottom corner of the screen, and a redesigned tool palette gives easier access to useful tools, colours and shapes.
Managing documents in the Files app with iPadOS gets even more powerful with support for external USB drives and file servers. Safari brings desktop-class browsing to iPad so users always get the website best optimised for iPad, as well as support for popular web apps like Squarespace and Google Docs. For additional information on iPadOS features, including Dark Mode, custom fonts and working with Photos, visit apple.com/ipados.
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Available on the Apple TV App Worldwide, Apple TV+ Will Be $4.99 per Month

 

Apple today announced Apple TV+, the first all-original video subscription service and home for today’s most imaginative storytellers, will launch November 1 in over 100 countries and regions. Apple TV+ will offer a powerful and inspiring lineup of original shows, movies and documentaries, including “The Morning Show,” “Dickinson,” “See,” “For All Mankind” and “The Elephant Queen.” The service will be available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including online at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. Starting today, customers who purchase any iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share one Apple TV+ subscription.
“With Apple TV+, we are presenting all-original stories from the best, brightest and most creative minds, and we know viewers will find their new favourite show or movie on our service,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “Each Apple TV+ original offers its own unique story, fresh perspective and powerful message — all meant to entertain, connect and inspire cultural conversations.”
“Apple TV+ is an unprecedented global video service with an all-original slate,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “We look forward to giving audiences everywhere the opportunity to enjoy these compelling stories within a rich, personalised experience on all the screens they love.”

All-New, Exclusive Originals

These Apple TV+ originals from the world’s most celebrated creative artists will debut on the Apple TV app on November 1:
  • See,” an epic drama starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, is set 600 years in the future after a virus has decimated humankind and rendered the remaining population blind. When all humanity has lost the sense of sight, humans must adapt and find new ways to survive.
  • The Morning Show,” a cutthroat drama starring and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and starring Steve Carell, explores the world of morning news and the ego, ambition and the misguided search for power behind the people who help America wake up in the morning.
  • Dickinson,” a darkly comedic coming-of-age story, explores the constraints of society, gender and family through the lens of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson.
  • For All Mankind,” a new series from Ronald D. Moore, imagines what would have happened if the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centrepiece of America’s hopes and dreams.
    • Helpsters,” a new children’s series from the makers of “Sesame Street,” stars Cody and a team of vibrant monsters who love to help solve problems. It all starts with a plan.
    • Snoopy in Space,” a new original from Peanuts Worldwide and DHX Media, takes viewers on a journey with Snoopy as he follows his dreams to become an astronaut. Together, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew take command of the International Space Station and explore the moon and beyond.
    • Ghostwriter,” a reinvention of the beloved original series, follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighbourhood bookstore, and must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature.
    • The Elephant Queen,” an acclaimed documentary film and cinematic love letter to a species on the verge of extinction, follows a majestic matriarch elephant and her herd on an epic journey of life, loss and homecoming.
    • Oprah Winfrey joins the world’s most compelling authors in conversation as she builds a vibrant, global book club community and other projects to connect with people around the world and share meaningful ways to create positive change.
    • More Apple TV+ originals will be added to the Apple TV app each month, including:
      • Servant,” a new psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.
      • Truth Be Told,” a gripping new series starring Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and Emmy Award winner Aaron Paul, explores America’s obsession with true crime podcasts and navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media and race.
      • Little America,” inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, brings to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America.
      • The Banker,” a feature film inspired by a true story, stars Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson as two African American entrepreneurs who try to circumvent the racial limitations of the 1950s and quietly provide housing loans to the African American community in Jim Crow Texas. Nia Long and Nicholas Hoult also star.
      • Hala,” a feature film and official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, follows a high school senior struggling to balance being a suburban teenager with her traditional Muslim upbringing.

       

     

Starting today, viewers can watch trailers and add Apple TV+ series and movies to Up Next on the Apple TV app, so they can be notified when the first episodes become available. At launch, most Apple TV+ series will premiere with three episodes, with one new episode to roll out each week, while full seasons of some series will be available all at once.
Audiences worldwide can enjoy Apple TV+ originals subtitled and/or dubbed in nearly 40 languages, including Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (SDH) or closed captions. Apple TV+ series and movies will also be available with audio descriptions in eight languages.
Apple TV+ is one of Apple’s newest services, joining Apple Arcade, the world’s first game subscription service featuring over 100 new and exclusive games; Apple News+, which brings together over 300 magazines, newspapers and digital publishers within the Apple News app; Apple Music, the home of over 50 million songs, thousands of playlists and daily selections from the world’s best music experts; Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple and designed to help customers lead a healthier financial life; Apple Pay, the most popular mobile contactless payment system in the world that gives customers an easy, secure and private way to pay using their Apple devices; as well as the App Store and iCloud.
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Samsung Pay, the most widely accepted mobile payment solution in South Africa celebrates its first anniversary. The occasion will be marked by a promotion giving users the opportunity to stand a chance of winning awesome prizes. In just one year, Samsung Pay has driven innovation and added on a host of banking partners, allowing the ever-growing volume of users to slim down their wallets. Samsung Pay now supports major banking institutions including Absa, Standard Bank, FNB, RMB, Discovery and Investec and has already hit over one million transactions.

“Since its launch a year ago, Samsung Pay has redefined what consumers can expect from a digital wallet,” said Justin Hume, Director: Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa. “Samsung Pay has led the way for mobile payments in South Africa by providing our customers innovative services they can use almost anywhere they shop. Our impressive growth shows that we are closer than ever to a world without wallets. We are also excited to reward Samsung Pay users with the chance to win amazing prizes by simply enjoying the convenience of every day shopping.”

 

From 16 August to 30 September 2019, Samsung Pay customers have the chance to win Samsung premium prizes by making 5 or more transactions with Samsung Pay. There will also be the chance to win the all new powerful Samsung Note10+. To enter is simple:

 

  • Install or open Samsung Pay on an eligible device

  • Click on the Anniversary promo banner

  • Accept the T&C’s of the anniversary promo

  • For every 5 successful transactions users get one entry into the draw

  • Every entry will carry over from one week to the next

  • There is a maximum of 5 entries per user

 

To reward Samsung Pay users even further, Samsung will be running a referral campaign from 30 August to 30 October 2019, giving Samsung Pay users the opportunity to win more prizes by simply referring Samsung Pay to friends and family.

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