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mCoin is powered by ONEm’s Global and scalable Platform, which has the ability to reach billions of people around the world even through traditional mobile without the Internet

Introducing mCoin (www.ONEm.com/mcoin), the first cryptocurrency accessible on any mobile. mCoin is a unique first of a kind inclusive cryptocurrency, that makes it possible for the 3 billion people around the world who don’t have access to the Internet to take advantage of new kinds of services tied to blockchain technology.

 

mCoin is powered by ONEm’s (www.ONEm.com) Global and scalable Platform, which has the ability to reach billions of people around the world even through traditional mobile without the Internet.

 

Unlike other Cryptocurrencies, people will have the ability to trade mCoin securely through their SMS based virtual wallets which is not connected to the Internet. Users will be able to earn mCoins through “Pseudo-Mining” which is a type of “Proof of Work” based on meaningful activities. mCoin is bringing together a community of people outside the domain of the Internet who for the first time will be able to participate in sharing information that will have positive social and economical impact.

 

Millions of small businesses around the world will have access to mCoin through ONEm’s Sweb for Business, Market Place, mCatalogue and many social applications that use SMS and/or the Internet.

 

ONEm’s powerful ecosystem can be harnessed by Governments and Organizations to provide valuable services for their citizens who don’t have access to the internet, and in the same vein make use of mCoin’s underlying SMS accessible blockchain technology.

“It is exciting to see so many people who share in our vision for an inclusive Cryptocurrency outside of the domain of the Internet. People from all over the world are participating in mCoin Pre ICO and taking advantage of the attractive bonus packages now available as they see tremendous high growth potential of a cryptocurrency that can reach this very big un-tapped market” said Christopher Richardson, CEO of ONEm.

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New York-based Ghanaian multi-disciplinarian artist, singer, songwriter, producer and fashion icon Jojo Abot has just dropped her highly anticipated, brand new single Alime into the South African territory.

Already a star with the more outspoken musical audiences, Jojo Abot’s strong sense of self and constant desire to probe the norm in terms of everything from politics to fashion has garnered her the respect of her peers and the musical, socio-political and fashion savvy youth in a very short space of time.

Still relatively new to South African commercial audiences, her performances are wildly aesthetically driven, with a sonic prowess that can only be described as jaw-dropping and highly inspired, so much so that she has effortlessly shared stages touring with the likes of Lauryn Hill, been on the bill of the esteemed Afro Punk line up and held successful performances in the city of Brooklyn.

 

Exploring a sound Jojo Abot calls ‘psychedelic Gqom’ on Alime, the self-penned and produced track and video is what she personally describes as “a nod of appreciation for the spiritual trance that is South African Gqom, expressed by what a marriage between myself and this sound could create.”

 

Alime which means ‘waist’ or ‘in the waist’ is a song designed to celebrate our colourful resilience as a people while serving as a call to exist in one’s power, authenticity and expression – an exercise of personal liberty, will and freedom”, she cites.

 

Featuring up and coming South African artists Elo and Vuyo, the colourful video to Alime was shot in Soweto, Katlehong and Braamfontein, incorporating everyday spaces with people of the streets becoming the stars of this ‘village sci-fi.’

Always hands on and hands inside her art, Jojo Abot herself produced the music video as well as choreographing, directing and styling it, giving it the authenticity that comes only from an artist so invested and inspired by a space of personal reflection and experience.

 

Jojo Abot has been booked for a 3-month tour of Australia that kicks off at the end of February – an experience she hopes to embrace and garner even more inspiration from.  Plans for her national South African tour are currently underway.

 

Confirmed Australian  & new Zealand dates are as follows:

PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

3 MARCH – 2018

 

BRUNSWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL – MELBOURNE

8 MARCH 2018

 

WOMADELAIDE – ADELAIDE

9-12 MARCH 2018

(Brazil), Daymé Arocena (Cuba), Havana Meets Kingston (Cuba/Jamaica), Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (USA), Kamasi Washington (USA), Lura (Cape Verde), Nai Palm (Australia), Noura Mint Seymali  (Mauritania), Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band (Ghana), Remi x Sampa (Australia), Tank & The Bangas (USA), Thundercat (USA), Tinariwen (Mali), Yirrmal & the Miliyawutj Band (Australia) and much more.

 

WOMAD NZ

16-18 MARCH

 

Watch the vide to Alime here: https://youtu.be/Tr1KqDFv5rg

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New series coming to FOX on DStv

Posted by radio On February - 19 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

New TV series such as The Gifted and new episodes of series like Empire are coming FOX in March and April and will be available to watch online on DStv Now.

 

Fox Networks Group (FNG) in Africa and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution have announced a new agreement for exclusive premieres and acclaimed series on FOX in Africa. The highly anticipated new series set to premiere on the channel include The Resident, The Gifted, Ghosted, American Dad and Family Guy.

 

 

 

First to premiere will be The Resident on 27 March, a powerful new medical show centred around a young doctor’s final years of training. Dealing with both the good and the bad, audiences can get ready to experience what really happens behind the doors at hospitals. Starring Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife), Emily VanCamp (Revenge), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Billions), Manish Dayal (Halt and Catch Fire), Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY), Bruce Greenwood (The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story), Moran Atias (24: Legacy) and Merrin Dungey (Big Little Lies).  The Resident will premiere on 27 March at 21:00 CAT.

 

In what will be a bumper month, The Gifted and Ghosted are set to premiere a week apart. Ghosted (14 April, 20:25 CAT), a single-camera, live-action comedy, tells the story of a partnership between two polar opposites – a cynical skeptic and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal – who are recruited by a secret government agency, known as The Bureau Underground, to save the human race from aliens.

 

On 23 April The Gifted will premiere at 21:00 CAT. Set in the X-Men universe, produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, family adventure series The Gifted tells the emotional story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

 

In what will become a triple play of animation from 18:00, and joining The Simpsons – the longest running scripted show in television history – is Family Guy and American Dad. Created and executive-produced by Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy is now in its 17th season and guaranteed to entertain its die-hard fan base with razor-sharp humor, spot-on parodies, spectacular animation and orchestra-backed original music. And 12 seasons later, American Dad continues to be a fan favourite, focusing on Stan Smith, a CIA agent in Langley Falls, Virginia whose main objective in life is national security. The animation triple-play is stripped daily from 18:00 CAT.

 

“The timing of the conclusion of this deal could not have been more perfect, having just launched the second season of Lee Daniels’ Star on the FOX schedule on Thursday nights”, says Programming Director Tracey Gilchrist. “Empire Season 4 Part B returns in March, filling the schedule with absolutely the best in class from 20th Century Fox Television content and we are thrilled to be able to bring to our fans this variety of content to ensure there’s something for every taste on the schedule and a thrilling start to 2018.”

 

The fan-fare however on the FOX Africa schedule started in January with the much-anticipated The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, broadcasting 24-hours after the U.S. premiere on Fridays at 3:00 CAT, and available for DStv subscribers an hour after broadcast on Catch Up.  The X-Files, which needs no introduction, consisting of ten thrilling episodes, also made a comeback on the schedule for the 2018 instalment of this cult series.

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See whats cooking in Siba’s kitchen

Posted by radio On February - 19 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

In a series special, Siba even shares signature recipes from viewers and gives them her signature dose of ‘va va voom’. Come see what’s on offer on Siba’s Table this February.

South African superstar celebrity chef Siba Mtongana is back in a new season of Siba’s Table, where her mission to make the world ‘Sibalicious’ one dish at a time continues.

 

Watch Siba’s Table Tuesdays from 20 February at 20:00 on Food Network, DStv channel 175. Also available on DStv Now. 

 

With a delectable mix of recipes from fast and fantastic through to ideas for effortless entertaining, South African braais, and big deal dishes, there’s something for cooks and homemakers of every skill level. From her glorious kitchen in Cape Town, let Siba elevate everyday dining with her simple, stylish and empowering cooking.

See what Siba makes in her kitchen on a day-to-day basis. Get some tips for kids lunches too in this gallery below:

 

 

 

#KidsLunch Today made mini prawn burger with chargrilled sesame bun and lettuce (can use left over chicken pieces instead), hot smoked salmon bites (can use fish fingers instead), plain yoghurt with honey topped with crushed frozen raspberries, blueberry and grape skewers, apple and bottle of water. I must admit it wasn't easy training my lil ones off juice to water. It took a lot of patience and firmness at times, not without tantrums and sad faces, I started by diluting their juices, overtime there was more water than juice, until just water. It was a gradual and deliberate journey to train their palette to have water as a beverage of choice. Shoo! The joys of motherhood 😅❤️🍴🍇🍏🍤🏡 #mommydiaries #kidslunch #kids #mommylife #foodielife #food

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iflix (www.iflix.com), the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more, today announced it has entered into a major two-year distribution agreement with LEGO Systems (‘LEGO’) to add a wide range of the most popular LEGO series to iflix’s extensive library of award-winning titles.

iflix will offer its subscribers across the Middle East and Africa unlimited access to both stream and download an incredible selection of LEGO Kids content including Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu, The Kingdom of Shadows and The Way of The Ninja, Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu Day of the Departed, Nexo Knights, Friends of Heartlake City, Jurassic World Indominus Escape, Marvel Superheroes Maximum Overload, Marvel Superheroes Avengers Reassembled, DC Superheroes Batman Beleaguered, and City Shorts.

 

The agreement between iflix and LEGO will see 122 episodes across 10 titles added to the streaming service for fans to enjoy.

 

iflix Head of Content Africa and the Middle East, Evert van der Veer said: “LEGO is one of the world’s most recognized and beloved brands, and we are excited to bring LEGO’s premium titles to our members both young and young-at-heart on a dedicated LEGO-branded channel for all to enjoy. iflix is committed to providing the best in entertainment from around the world to all our subscribers, and this deal with LEGO is key to delivering on that promise.”

 

“We are pleased to partner with iflix to bring LEGO content even closer to fans in the Middle East and Africa”, said Gina Costelloe, Senior Content Distribution Manager, IBLE. “Through the extensive library of content available on the new Channels feature, fans of all ages will have direct access to their favorite stories and characters anytime they want.”

 

Now available to over one billion consumers across 25 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix offers consumers, a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian and Middle Eastern regional, and local TV shows and movies, including many first run exclusives and award-winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever.

 

 

For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary one-month trial with full access to its service, features and content. Go to www.iflix.com to register.

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Young trailblazers rise to the occasion on Algoa FM

Posted by radio On February - 15 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Whilst one of Algoa FM’s recent on-air appointments moves into weekdays, another joins the station for the very first time.

Early mornings are a challenge for many, but not for Siobhan Momberg, who fearlessly pursuits much bigger challenges that set her soul on fire.

The avid adventure-seeker joined Algoa FM as a presenter just six months ago, with a Sunday evening show between 7 and 10pm.

Now in addition to hosting on Sundays, she will be on air between five and six in the morning, on weekdays.

 

“Siobhan’s personality has a feel-good-vibe to it, which is exactly what our early morning audience is looking for. It is just the right amount of energy that is needed for the show that is the premiere precursor to our Breakfast Show,” says Algoa FM Operations Director, Alfie Jay.

 

Momberg will take over as Algoa FM bids farewell to Shereez Govender, who took a personal decision to focus on her boutique business.

 

This also frees up Saturday lunch, which will soon be hosted by a newcomer, Roch-Lè Bloem.

“I’ve seen some of her work on local television and also caught snippets of her show on community radio. I have no doubt that our audience will quickly warm to this bright young woman,” says Jay.

Roch-Lè is a Broadcast Journalism Honours Graduate, who also holds a degree in Media, Communications and Culture.

Algoa Country can look forward to hearing her on-air “really soon,” says Jay.

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New channel Moja Love to launch on DStv

Posted by radio On February - 14 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Don’t miss the launch of Moja Love on DStv Channel 157.

 

 

February is the month of love and we’re spreading it far and wide with a brand new channel coming your way on Wednesday 14 February: Moja Love. The channel will see a mix of majority local content with international titles to look out for.

 

Expect an exciting line-up of content on Moja Love including the highly anticipated telenovela Hope and the reality show No Excuses: Pay Your Papgeld.

 

Hope star Nimrod Nkosi will be joining DStv for a special live stream of The Dish with Sips and Mish on Wednesday 14 February at exactly 14:00 on the DStv YouTube channel to talk all things Moja Love, Hope, romance on Valentine’s Day and answer your burning questions! Have a question? Send it to us via our community tab!

 

Want to know more about the shows to expect on Moja Love? We have the details of some of the must-watch titles below.

 

Hope

 

Set mainly in Johannesburg’s inner city, the show centres around the life of Pastor Zakes Buthelezi (Nimrod Nkosi) – a meek pastor whose faith and integrity are put to the test when all he has built throughout his life seems to crumble around him.

 

This riveting drama series follows him as he deals with an emotionally unfaithful wife, a son who has doubts about following in his father’s footsteps to become a Pastor, and a teenage daughter whose drinking and partying lifestyle has everyone worried. As new characters are interoduced, you realise that they are not what they seem to be.

 

Get hooked on the drama from Wednesday 14 February at 19:30. Then watch weekdays at 19:00.

 

No Excuses: Pay Your Papgeld

 

Don’t miss the highly anticipated brand new reality show hosted by Moss Makwati! The show tracks down parents who are ducking their financial obligations towards their children. It attempts to address the issues between the parents for the sake of the child. Pay your Papgeld is the first show dedicated to addressing this issue in South Africa where 50% of children live in households where fathers are absent.

 

Don’t miss the show premiere on Wednesday 14 February at 20:00 and a new episode on Saturday 17 February at 18:30.

 

Judge Khumbules

 

The hilarious sitcom Judge Khambule serves up large helpings of some of the best South African comedy in a courtroom setting. The show introduces a host of colourful personalities as, week-by- week, disputes are brought before Judge Khambule, who is played by South Africa’s latest comedy sensation Thenjiwe Moseley.

 

See the season premiere on Wednesday 14 February at 20:30 with a new episode on Saturday 17 February at 18:00.

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Robin Pieters drops his new single

Posted by radio On February - 14 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Cape Town-born singer and season 1 finalist of The Voice SA, Robin Pieters, drops his latest music single today – ahead of his much anticipated annual sold out musical celebration, It’s A Love Thing Vol. 2, this evening at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town.

 

Pieters’ newest single, Fool, hits radio stations this week and this hot new musical release is a project that was co-written between Pieters and The Voice SA’s 2017 winner, Craig Lucas.

For Pieters, working with his fellow The Voice SA alumni on this song was “exciting”.

“Craig and I met way before he entered The Voice SA and I always believed in him as a singer. He is immensely talented as a singer and a writer and I knew I had to work with him. We have became great friends over the years and it was a joy to get into studio to work on this single with him.”

Adds Pieters: “The song speaks about a seven-year relationship gone wrong. It chronicles the end of one phase of my life and me moving on.”

Fool was written earlier this year after Lucas and Pieters decided to collaborate musically for this first time. The track was produced and recorded at Cosher Studios in Cape Town.

“We wrote the song in a garage in Cape Town and worked on the melody and lyrics until we knew we had the perfect recipe for a hit. I am so happy with the end result of this song and I can’t wait for the rest of the world to hear the hard work Craig and I put into writing it,” he says.

Fool is available for download on ITunes and Google Play Store as well as all other digital downloading platforms from today.

 

 

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Pieters is set to rock the Grand Arena stage at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World this evening for the first time, headlining his very own show at the prestigious venue as part of his show: It’s A Love Thing Vol.2. Pieters, who is the youngest artist to sell out the Grand Arena, is set to dazzle the stage in front of 5 000 adoring fans.

In 2016, Robin performed to a sold-out venue at the Baxter Theatre for a three-day run of the first instalment of It’s A Love Thing Vol.1.

The former background vocalist-turned-professional singer will take to the stage alongside amazingly talented artists in the global and South African music industry as they share, captivate and mesmerise audiences with their voices on Valentine’s Day.

Joining Pieters on stage in this much-anticipated one-night only Valentine’s Day concert, are: international singing sensation and Whitney Houston tribute singer, Belinda Davids; BET Award-nominated singer and songwriter, Lira; former Idols winner and businesswoman, Karin Kortje; Worcester-born artist, Elwira Standili as well as recently-crowned Idols SA season 13 winner, Paxton Fielies.

According to Pieters, love is certainly in the air this year – all for the right reasons.

“I am celebrating love at this concert because I want to encourage people to love themselves first, just as I am learning continuously to do the same. I also want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my fans, and this show will be a testament of the love that I have for music, my fans, colleagues as well as to celebrate my musical journey over the past seven years.”

 

 

For more details about Robin and his latest projects, visit: http://www.iamrobinp.com/

 

TRACK INFO:

Artist: Robin Pieters
Track Title: Fool
Written by: Craig Lucas & Robin Pieters
Length: 3:15
Produced and Recorded at Cosher Studios

 

 

Robin Pieters Bio


A professionally trained vocalist and a force to be reckoned with, Cape Town singer Robin Pieters has performed on big stages with international stars such as Tevin Campbell, Tamia, Robin S, Cece Peniston, Sybil, Peaches & Herb and recently, All 4 One. Locally, Pieters has performed alongside many South African artists such as Lira, Kurt Darren, Loyiso Bala, AKA, Black Coffee, Emo Adams amongst many others. Robin’s work reflects the inspiration he finds in past experiences, day to day life, words and people that inspire his foundation in spirituality, the power of positive thinking, the drive to achieve and the belief that nothing is impossible.

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The global head of TMT (www.TMTfinance.com/capetown) for Africa’s largest bank, Standard Bank (www.StandardBank.com), is predicting continuing deal flow and increasing investment in Africa’s flourishing telecom, media and technology sector in 2018, against a backdrop of improving economic growth and increasingly stable currency outlook across key markets such as Nigeria.

 

 

Speaking ahead of the TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town 2018 (https://goo.gl/3JLU8L) conference, Nina Triantis, Global Head of TMT at Standard Bank, said there were investment and financing opportunities for the right companies in Africa, with disruption, innovation and consolidation likely to be the major deal drivers in the sector over the year ahead.

 

“Investment and M&A in TMT is still especially active in Africa, despite some various economic challenges still facing select countries. Investment in technology is driving applications and innovation across the continent and across sectors,” she said. While economic and currency issues have dampened investor appetite in countries such as Nigeria over the past 12-24 months, conditions are now improving and stabilising, according to Triantis, which is leading to an increasing appetite from investors looking at the region, she added.

 

Standard Bank is one of the key sponsors of TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town 2018, with Triantis and Goolam Ballim, Standard Bank’s Chief Economist and Head of Research, among the headline speakers at the event, which is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa on March 15.

Triantis will be joining the TMT M&A Panel alongside multinational telecom operators Vodacom and MTN, while Ballim will be delivering a Visionary Keynote Speech centred on African Investment Outlook, ahead of the Opening Leadership Panel session.

 

 

“Telecom operators are consolidating and the race to provide new broadband and wireless infrastructure is intensifying, which is resulting in increased need for capital and a lively deal flow,” Triantis commented. “The debt and equity markets are both supportive for the right companies, and we expect to see several IPOs and M&A transactions in 2018,” she added.

 

Over 70 speakers will join the event, including companies such as: MTN, Econet Wireless, Vodacom, Millicom, BCX, MainOne, Convergence Partners, SEACOM, Intelsat, Liquid Telecom, Teraco, Uber, Safaricom, Letshego, Wananchi Telecom, Rand Merchant Bank, Michael Jordaan, iROKO, Citi, MallforAfrica, Ethos Private Equity, Investec Asset Management, Primedia, Econet Media, Ringier Africa, Nedbank Capital, Credit Suisse, WIOCC, WorldRemit, Kwese Sports, Kana TV, IFC World Bank and Absa Capital.

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SABC appoints Phathiswa Magopeni as News Exec

Posted by radio On February - 13 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Phathiswa Magopeni as the Group Executive: News & Current Affairs effective from the 01st of March 2018.  This appointment is in line with the corporation’s continuous commitment to ensure that all Group Executive vacancies are filled in order to achieve sound governance in all the SABC’s business units.  It also affirms our commitment to attract and retain the best skills to address the evolving broadcasting environment enabled by technology.
Ms. Magopeni brings to the SABC a wealth of great knowledge in broadcasting, particularly within the news environment.  She has obtained an Honours degree, Master of Philosophy in Education, Integrated Marketing Communications Diploma, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and she is currently working on a doctoral proposal for a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree with Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).  With her great experience in the field of broadcasting as a seasoned Journalist and having being able to successfully manage one of the newsrooms in South Africa, Ms. Magopeni will surely take the SABC to greater heights.
Reacting to the news of her appointment Ms. Magopeni says “South Africa’s public broadcaster has always played an indispensable role in the democratic order of the country, but it has also always had a special place in my own life.  My first job in broadcasting was with the SABC; I learned a lot there, and have learned much in the industry since.  Hopefully all that can be of use because this is for me a welcome return to where it all began.  I am humbled by the trust shown in me, and look forward to being part of an institution which is crucial to providing independent news and information to South Africa’s citizenry”.
The SABC’s Chief Operations Officer (COO), Mr. Chris Maroleng stated that “As a public broadcaster we recognise the pivotal role played by news and information in human, social and economic growth and development.  We therefore saw it fit to appoint Ms. Magopeni as she has the expertise in the broadcasting industry and we believe that her appointment will further strengthen our position as a credible and reliable news and information provider in the country as we approach the national general elections in 2019”.
Mr. Maroleng further stated that “We welcome Ms. Magopeni back to the SABC where she first cut her teeth in the broadcasting arena.  We urge all staff members to welcome and support her in her role as the new Group Executive for news and current affairs division”.
As South Africa’s only public broadcaster, the SABC is mandated to deliver an unparalleled public value proposition of educating, informing and entertaining all South Africans.  We therefore remain committed to ensuring that the millions of South African households who rely on SABC for news and current affairs are kept captivated on our news channels.
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