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SABC Radio to celebrate Mandela Day

Posted by radio On July - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

SABC will celebrate Madiba Month under the theme, “Do Your Bit Of Good in Honour Of Madiba”.  Part of the SABC’s responsibilities as the national broadcaster is to maintain our country’s history and heritage, through the celebration of days/events of national importance.  A big part of the history and heritage is the legacy of the late great Nelson Mandela. To such an extent that his birth month, July, has become known for the month in which people honour his legacy by doing good.

 

The SABC therefore has a responsibility to preserve his legacy as a fundamental part of this country’s history, and also encourage doing good by all citizens in honour of Madiba.

In preserving and honouring Mandela’s Legacy, Lesedi FM in partnership with SABC2 has for the past twelve months built and renovated a science laboratory in Soweto at a school called Diepdale Secondary School.  Lesedi FM will official handover  the science laboratory on the 26th of July.

 

SABC activities lined up for the International Mandela Day are as follows:

Metro FM

 

Metro FM and McCain will host a cook-off on Mandela Day at the Frieda Hartley Shelter for destitute women and children, in Bellevue Johannesburg.  Many of these women and children have suffered from abuse and are there because they have lost their jobs or have no one else to turn to for help.  Presently there are 22 women and 17 children at the shelter.  The ladies are accommodated for approximately 3-12 months. During this time they receive counselling, life skills, work skills and are motivated to regain their independence.

 

Metro FM and McCain will offer volunteering services at the home that will include planting a vegetable garden and refurbishing of their existing structures.  On the day, the volunteer teams will revamp the crèche and teams will paint and brighten up the area to create a fun reading and play section for the little ones.  Metro FM on-air personalities will participate on the day by offering their services and by collecting items that will be donated to the home.

 

Phalaphala FM

 

Phalaphala FM will devote 67 minutes on the 22nd of July by painting the administration block of Kutama High School.  The station will also donate food hampers to elderly people around Ha Kutama village.

 

Munghana Lonene FM

 

The station has three house projects that will be handed over during the month of July as part of their 2017 Mandela Month initiatives.  Three families have been selected and will be proud benefactors of a house in the following areas:  Giyani Section E, Phaphazela Village in Malamulele and Makutu Village in Acornhoek, Bushbuckridge compliments of Munghana Lonene FM and partners. Munghana Lonene FM will donate food parcels to poor families in ward 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20. The station will again partner with NHC (National Heritage Council) to donate food parcels, blankets & mattresses to pre-schools in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces.

 

truFM

 

trufm will be visiting Lulutho Grooming School which is a school created for teenagers from less privileged communities to help them understand their full potential and assist them to develop their leadership skills. Station presenters will give talks around gender based violence and the importance of education.  The presenters from the station’s religious shows will conduct imvuselelo (Spiritual revival).

 

Lotus FM

 

Lotus FM will create a call to action to collect much needed items for the Durban & Coast Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).The station’s 7 – 6 line up will broadcast from the SPCA in Durban where they will interview staff and encourage listeners to support the course. Listeners across South Africa will be encouraged to visit the SPCA closest to them to hand in their contribution.

Radio 2000

 

Radio 2000 will celebrate Mandela Day by devoting 67 Minutes of Community Service on 18 July from 09:00–15:00 by feeding and donating blankets to the homeless and the needy living in and around Joubert Park, Johannesburg CBD.

 

Channel Africa

 

The station will celebrate Mandela Day by visiting Yeoville community school and donate some school essentials such as stationary and clothing for needy students.  The school hosts some of the children of refugees from other African countries and teaches in African languages such as Kiswahili and Chinyanja of which the station broadcasts in. The station will also host a live broadcast where they will conduct interviews in the said languages.  Channel Africa staff will spend 67 minutes working in the school garden.

 

Thobela FM

 

Thobela FM will kick start Mandela month with the call # Di ka matsogong a rena” campaign from 1 – 14 July.  The campaign encourages donors to donate a new wheelchair/s to those in need. The handing over of the wheelchairs to the recipients activation jointly with Polokwane Rotary Club, DPSA and Pick n Pay Soshanguve will be on the 18th July in Polokwane.

 

Lesedi FM

 

Lesedi FM will donate groceries to the Ha Re Tshawaraneng Ho Ba Thusa Orphanage that provides Home Based Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children and is based in St Norbert Catholic Church, Theunissen, Free State.  The station will broadcast and discuss challenges of the orphanage and call for help from Lesedi FM listeners through its popular programme Mathemalodi  on the 12th of July.

 

In conjunction with the SABC Foundation and Habitat, Lesedi FM will be building Houses in Orange Farm from 17-18 July,  the station presenters will take part in building these houses which will be handed over on 21 July to their beneficiaries and will also be donating groceries to a Child Headed Home by a 17 year old Girl who is Parenting three Children.

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Sony Mobile is proud to announce the arrival of the highly anticipated Xperia XZ Premium, XA1 Ultra and L1 in  South Africa from July 2017. To align with the eagerly awaited Xperia devices, Sony Mobile will be hosting mall activations across Johannesburg, starting from 05 July at the Mall of Africa, which includes the Xperia XZ Premium voted the Best Smartphone of 2017 at theannual Global Mobile Awards (Glomo Awards). As a leading communications innovator, Sony Mobile has re-affirmed its position, by unveiling unique product experiences that break new ground in consumer technology with its key offering of the three devices. Each device has been strategically targeted to provide consumers with an array of suitable choices and options that match their lifestyle and interests, which is evident to Sony Mobile’s testament to innovation and to deliver great product features for mobile users.

 

As part of the mall activations, consumers will be invited to upgrade their current device that will come with a free gift, if done instore during the ‘Xperiatial’ activations.

 

The mall activation stand will not only stock the latest Sony Mobile devices but will also showcase the powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform plus the latest in Sony’s internet of things – products, Xperia Ear and Xperia Touch.

 

About Xperia XZ Premium

Announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) as the “Best New Smartphone of 2017”, the Xperia XZ Premium is Sony Mobile’s most technologically capable and ground-breaking smartphone to date. The Xperia XZ Premium boasts the world’s first super slow motion video in a smartphone, with its 960 frames per second, providing sensational videos that can be played back four times slower than any other smartphone. With additional key features such as the beautiful 4K HDR 5.5” display, 19MP high resolution, the XZ Premium captures motion that the human eye can’t see. Predictive Capture is included to ensure you always stay one step ahead and automatically started buffering images when it detects motion even before you press the button.

 

Taking intelligence to the next level, making it one of the first smartphones capable of Gigabit Class LTE, the Xperia XZ Premium is powered by Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with X16 LTE. This feature supports super-fast 1Gbps download speeds to get 4K movies in your hands in seconds, stunning graphics, superior performance and enhanced battery efficiency.

 

“We’re excited Sony has chosen the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform, our most powerful and efficient mobile platform to date, to power Xperia XZ Premium,” said James Munn, VP of Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Snapdragon 835 supports in a new era of immersive consumer experiences and features the world’s first commercially announced Gigabit Class X16 LTE modem which is designed to support fiber optic speeds on the go for an unparalleled user experience.”

About Xperia XA1 Ultra

The XA1 Ultra is Sony Mobile’s mid-range model with its 6” screen, 23MP high resolution camera and fast speed. Building of the success of the XA models, the XA1 Ultra features a beautiful borderless design to make the most of the edge-to-edge screen for those who love to take selfies and capture their experiences to post online. The front camera of the XA1 Ultra boasts a 8MP, 23mm wide angle lens that will allow you to capture all the action even in a group selfie without missing anyone out.

 

About Xperia L1

‘Made for your hand’, the Xperia L1 is offers a13MP Auto focus Rear Camera, 5MP Front Camera and a 5.5’’ HD Display.

 

“The new Sony Mobile devices is evident to our relentless pursuit to keep offering consumers the best mobile devices. It is evident that through continuous innovation and the evolving mobile industry, consumers are in search of mobile devices that are aligned with their lifestyle and personal interests. Whether it is a businessman looking for the best out of a smartphone or ladies that love to take selfies, Sony Mobile has ensured that the latest portfolio of Xperia products are the perfect fit for the user’s needs. We look forward to welcoming consumers to our mall activations to ‘xperience’ the best of Sony,” says Christian Haghofer, Sony Mobile Country Manager.

 

Consumers are invited to visit the below malls to upgrade their Sony devices and a chance to win great prizes with Sony Mobile.

 

Mall of Africa:05 July – 16 July

Northgate Mall:18 July – 30 July

Menlyn Park:01 August – 13 August

Keywest Mall:15 August – 27 August

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Diski Divas are back on Mzansi

Posted by radio On July - 5 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Diski Divas season three promises to raise as many perfectly-arched eyebrows as the previous seasons.

 

From high-end glamorous lives and their private antics, to their men’s prowess on and off the soccer pitch, there’s never a shortage of drama with the wives, girlfriends and exes of Mzansi’s soccer stars.

 

Diski Divas season three promises to raise as many perfectly-arched eyebrows as the previous seasons. The new season will take a look at the full circle life of a Diski Diva; those who are young and desperate to enter the world, those who have married into the club and want to hold on at all costs, and those who have been there and want out!

 

The reality show has become a revolving door of the stylish women in the lives of soccer players – and this season viewers will see three new power players in heels.

 

Joining the squad is Sibongile Masuku, married to Bloemfontein Celtic player, Khethokwakhe Masuku. A home-maker and a mother of two, let’s see what lies beneath her feisty demeanour.

 

Followed by the “new kids on the block”, Thato “DJ Heels” Makgaka, 23, and her bestie Chabii Motaung, 21. Thato takes us into her world as a club DJ with a dream to take over the music industry. So how did she go from perfect stranger to a diva and more? Meanwhile, her buddy Chabii, is #livingherbestlife as the “fiancé” to another baller. Follow the trails of Diski Divas 3 to find out who.

 

Returning stronger and more confident is Kea Ntshole, just as her retired defender partner, Mbuyiselo Sambu, takes up a new position as Assistant Coach of Chippa United. Will they finally take their relationship to the next level?

 

Another returnee is Thandeka Nhleko, former wife to retired Kaiser Chiefs striker Nkosinathi Nhleko. Knowing how cliquey the WAG world is, there’s a big question mark about what she is bringing to the table this time around.

 

There’s never a dull moment in the lives of these soccer- babes. Get ready to witness what it takes to live in this high stakes world – the drama, the back-stabbing, the fear of losing it all in one quick move.

 

Diski Divas will premiere Wednesday, 12 July 2017 at 20:00 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161).

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Sun International is partnering with South Africa-based video on demand (VOD) solutions provider, Discover Digital, to revolutionise its Most Valued Guests (MVG) loyalty programme reward offering.

 

As of end June 2017, Sun International MVGs will receive a discounted offering to Discover Digital’s premium Digital Entertainment On Demand (DEOD) services to enjoy DEOD’s vast range of movies, TV series, news and sports programmes. This will allow MVGs to enjoy their choice of video entertainment on TVs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones at a place convenient to them.

 

Sun International’s Diamond tier MVGs will receive a free DEOD subscription, while other MVG members will be able to subscribe at a discounted rate based on their tier.

 

Discover Digital Managing Director, Stephen Watson, says adding DEOD access to Sun International’s loyalty programme is a pioneering move for the local hospitality, gaming and leisure industry, as well as for loyalty programmes. “By partnering with us, Sun International is rewarding their customers for their ongoing loyalty.”

 

“VOD makes it possible to view the latest movies, TV series and other digital entertainment content on their mobile devices, regardless of their location. They also have the added advantage of being able to simply pause whatever they are viewing, and pick up on watching it later.”

 

“VOD services, especially if backed by free WiFi, presents many potential advantages for not only corporate reward programmes, but also for the hospitality, gaming and leisure industry” says Watson.

 

Discover Digital technology solutions can enable a closed loop environment to ensure high quality, reliable streaming no matter how many users are viewing DEOD programmes simultaneously.

 

Rob Collins, Group Chief Strategy & Operations Officer says: “As one of South Africa’s largest tourism, leisure and gaming groups, Sun International has long set the standard for its exciting, world-class customer experience. In an age characterised by global competition, one way in which we maintain our competitive edge is by ensuring our guests are rewarded through our MVG loyalty programme. Now they will have access to a vast world of exciting online entertainment, all at their fingertips.

 

“Existing MVG members will now receive discounted prices on DEOD’s subscription packages and a free month’s trial to DEOD Premium. To claim their reward, Sun International MVG customers simply need to quote their MVG card when they register on DEOD’s online platform.”

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Issues of identity are in the spotlight in July, with AfriDocs screening a compelling range of films that look at the journeys that define us. These films look at how race, language, immigration, adoption, and land all influence identity for Africans on the continent and in the diaspora.

Shashamane is the story of an actual journey, that of a community of people of African heritage who have returned to Ethiopia. Their exodus is chronicled through their own voices in this powerful film.

 

Little White Lie is a story of race and identity and how our past and heritage are always part of us. The story of Lacey Schwartz’s journey towards finding her own identity and heritage makes for compelling viewing.

 

Similarly, Mercy Mercy takes a harsh look at the world of international adoption, following the plight of Ethiopian orphans Masho and her little brother Roba.  The film looks at the realities and issues of identity that can plague these kinds of international adoptions.

 

Land and identity are intrinsically linked.  This Land, fresh from the Durban International Film Festival, looks at this critical issue through the events taking place in Makhasaneni, South Africa where a small community moved here by the apartheid government, now have their homes under threat again, this time by a mining company in cahoots with the Entembeni Zulu Royal Family.

AfriDocs can be seen every Thursday 9:00/ 21:00 (CAT) on BET Africa, DStv channel 129.

 

6 July

Shashamane | Giulia Amati | Ethiopia | 2016 | 80 min

The journey to Shashamane in Ethiopia where a community of people of African heritage from the Caribbean, the USA and Great Britain have returned to live on their forefathers’ land, as sung by Bob Marley. It’s an Exodus that for some has become a haven, but for others a cage with no escape. “Shashamane” chronicles a chapter in the lengthy history of the African diaspora through the voices of men and women who have left the West 400 years after the dawn of the African slave trade, to seek their promised land.

Film Africa Festival, UK 2016

 

13 July

Little White Lie | Lacey Schwartz & James Adolphus | USA | 2014 | 65 min

A personal doc about race, identity and the legacy of family secrets and denial

Lacey Schwartz grew up convinced she was white. She has copper skin, black curls, and full lips – features which distinguish her instantly from her pale Jewish parents. Throughout her childhood her differences set her apart. But it wasn’t until she was 18 that she learned the truth: her real father was black. Eight years in the making and put together by Lacey herself, Little White Lie tells the compelling story of an uncomfortable, unacknowledged truth.

Best Documentary and Audience Award, Teaneck International Film Festival, 2014

 

20 July

Mercy Mercy | Katrine Riis Kjær | Ethiopia, Denmark | 2012 | 94 min

At first sight, adoption seems like a win-win situation: a poor orphan gets some loving parents and a good life. But the world of adoption is a question of supply and demand, with Ethiopia as a chief supplier of thousands of needy children. The fact that the well-being of the child is not always top priority becomes painfully clear in this tragic story about Masho and her little brother Roba.

Prix La Trois, Millenium Festival 2014

 

27 July

This Land | Miki Redelinghuys | South Africa | 2017 | 48 min

In Makhasaneni, a hamlet in rural KwaZulu-Natal, scores of villagers are under threat of forced removal for the second time in as many generations. Forcibly moved here by the apartheid government, now their homes are under threat by a mining company in cahoots with the Entembeni Zulu Royal Family, and who seek to exploit the land over the heads of the people who live and work on it. An eloquent portrait of the activists and residents of Makhasaneni, This Land is also a brave and necessary exposé of the inadequacy of customary law in a predatory capitalist state. It raises the question, “Is monarchy compatible with democratic land reform?”

Encounters International Documentary Film Festival 2017

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Kaya FM 95.9, home of the Afropolitan, and Bassline Live are excited to be bringing one of the freshest musical collaborations to the Lyric Theatre on the 29th July in the form of Stogie T (Tumi from Tumi & The Volume) and jazz collective Rebirth Of Cool – for one night of old school jazz-infused hip-hop craftsmanship.

 

The show brings audiences a completely fresh interpretation of hip-hop & soul. The addition of schooled jazz maestros Rebirth Of Cool to one of South Africa’s most established and socially conscious rappers breaks new boundaries in all traditional musical sense and takes both genres to elevated heights.

 

Stogie T is the moniker used now by one of the countries finest rappers – Tumi (ex-Tumi & The Volume). With a career that spanned over a decade, his impact as a rapper, poet, social commentator and record label owner have garnered him the respect of his peers, both locally and abroad. The birth of Stogie T has resulted in a more outspoken, uninhibited and braver mouthpiece for his generation and through his personal journey he has come to the place where he feels he creatively belongs – making art that resonates with him at this current stage in his life.

 

Rebirth of Cool is a collective that, largely inspired by Miles Davis and the post-bebop jazz era, consists of highly trained and skilled musicians that celebrate their genre through the infusion of contemporary Hip-Hop sounds with the more avant-garde notes from yesteryear. Consisting of Thandi Ntuli (piano & keys), Benjamin Jafta (Bass), Siphelelo Mazibuko (Drums), DJ Kenzhero (Turntables) and Tha Muzik, the band has been touted as being one of the country’s finest groups of improv maestros around.

 

Taking these two world-class acts and combining them for a one-night collaboration is set to be one of the greatest musical moments ever staged in the Kaya FM & Bassline Live series. With special guests to be announced in the week, the show will consist of two 45-minute sets and is set to be one of the musical highlights of the year.

 

Also on board for this event is stylish urban outfitters Brentwood Clothing, who, as new affiliates of the venture, are standing behind the rich arts and culture scene in SA through this musical series. We are excited to grow this relationship with them.

 

29th July – 8pm

The Lyric, Gold Reef City

Ticket prices: R150 – R250 at Computicket

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To make your weekend feel “easy like Sunday morning” Radio 2000 will be re-shuffling its Sunday mid-morning show effective Sunday, 2 July 2017. The Jukebox (Sundays, 9am – midday) with Shawny B will move to Sunday evenings, 9pm to midnight and Tsheko 9212 (“nine-to-twelve”) will be moving to the Sunday mid-morning timeslot.

Dubbed Shonisani by his listeners, Shawny B has grown in popularity as the main host of the Top 30 Countdown on Saturdays from midday – 3pm. Tsheko Mosito is a young and vibrant women and her new Sunday morning show promises to be inspiring as well as musically entertaining for chilled Sunday mornings.

 

Tsheko Mosito comments on her Sunday morning show, “Sunday mid-morning radio is a special time. It is an awesome opportunity for me start the day with my listener. The conversations will be uplifting and the music, fresh and spirited! I look forward to the listener music selections in our golden hour from 10am to 11am.”

Shawny B adds: The Jukebox is a music driven show filled with intimate radio conversations in between songs that you loved and may have forgotten about. Plainly put, your Sunday night radio will not be the same, so get ready for a musical journey with me.”

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Phat Joe to host a new show on Vuzu AMP

Posted by radio On June - 27 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Eligible bachelors, worthy bachelorettes, get ready – your time to find the perfect mate is here. From Monday 10 July, Vuzu AMP will match up South Africa’s keen singles in Take Me Out Mzansi.

 

Hosted by the charming Phat Joe, this exciting, provocative and candidly funny series is one of the most popular dating formats globally.

 

A single player is introduced to a panel of 30 girls or boys and tries to persuade them to keep their lights on so he or she can choose one for a potential date. The show provides an entertaining mix of comedy, jeopardy, surprises and possible romance.

 

In this show, first impressions do count. Will the panel like what they see, or will the player prove one big turn off? If the panel are not impressed they can switch off their podium lights immediately, and if it’s a total “black out”, the player instantly goes home, dateless.

 

Even if the player scores well at first glance, they’ll need to further impress the panel with skill, charm or hidden talents, whilst an interview with an overbearing mom or jealous ex may creep in, just to up the drama.

 

Once a match has been made, couples will be taken out on the ultimate date, which will be captured on camera for all to be revealed on the next show.

 

M-Net’s Head of Reality for Local Entertainment Channels, Sphumelele Sibeko commented on the new show: “Viewers are in for a treat this July – Take Me Out Mzansi has all the ingredients for a weekly dose of great viewing: humour, surprises, romance and unadulterated fun. Phat Joe tops off an already perfect mix, to make for brilliant television.”

 

Produced by Rapid Blue, Take Me Out Mzansi will be broadcast exclusively on Vuzu AMP (103) from Monday 10 July at 19:00.

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SAMRO appoints Nothando Migogo as new CEO

Posted by radio On June - 27 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation NPC (SAMRO) together with the Composers Authors and Publishers Association (CAPASSO) today jointly announced the appointment of Nothando Migogo as incoming Chief Executive Officer of SAMRO, from 1 July 2017, saying she will inject a “dynamic and focused energy” into the copyright administration society.

 

“The Boards of SAMRO and CAPASSO are  pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Nothando Migogo as the Chief Executive Officer of SAMRO”, the two bodies said in a joint statement.

 

Nothando has been CEO of CAPASSO since January 2014 and has led that organisation, together with a dynamic team, to triple digit revenue growth and crucial licensing breakthroughs. Importantly, CAPASSO initiated two key strategies: first, the integration of rights holders (composers and publishers) in the field of mechanical rights administration following years of fragmented administration and secondly, the licensing of digital music platforms in South Africa”.

 

The statement continued: “SAMRO and CAPASSO look forward to continued strategic engagement and assure all stakeholders – members, licensees and government – that the solid structures and strong relationship between CAPASSO and SAMRO will ensure that all operational and strategic processes for both organizations will benefit by a seamless transition and will continue smoothly in the future. A strong succession structure has been in place at CAPASSO for some time, and will continue to deliver the success and growth thus far achieved.”

 

The SAMRO Board said that Migogo would succeed the acting Group CEO, the Reverend Abe Sibiya. Sibiya will return to the chairmanship of the organisation once she assumes office in July, and acting chair Sibongile Khumalo will resume her position as his deputy on the SAMRO Board.

 

Migogo, who was appointed following a lengthy recruitment process, is no stranger to SAMRO. She previously served as the managing director of DALRO, a SAMRO subsidiary that administers literary, artistic and dramatic rights, serves on the board of SAMRO Foundation and more recently spearheaded the establishment of mechanical rights collecting society CAPASSO.

 

“It was at CAPASSO where Nothando’s skills, knowledge and her visionary and strategic insights became abundantly clear,” Khumalo noted this week.

 

A lawyer by training, Migogo has previously worked in educational publishing and as a tax consultant, and during her DALRO stint was named by the Mail & Guardian as one of its Top 200 Young South Africans to watch.

 

Sibiya, who was appointed to chair the SAMRO Board seven years ago, assumed the mantle of acting Group CEO when Sipho Dlamini stepped down in March 2016. He reflected that he has had to dig deep into his experience as a media executive and fuse it with lessons from the “SAMRO University” to carry out the role.

 

Over the past year, he and the executive team have focused on improving efficiencies, while accelerating transformation and BEE within the organisation. Their achievements include improving the royalty tariff payable by the public broadcaster, thereby increasing performing rights revenue for SAMRO members.

 

Commented Sibiya: “Ms Migogo is an astute and intelligent executive and a tried-and-tested professional who is credited with setting up CAPASSO from scratch. She has proved her mettle and will no doubt give a good account of herself as she steers this 55-year-old organisation with its 15 000 members. I know she will prove to be an asset to SAMRO.”

 

Added Khumalo: “Nothando is one of a growing cohort of astute young executives with a values-based attitude to leadership. We look forward to her moving SAMRO firmly along on its quest to remain an ethical and forward-looking modern organisation, and a vital player in our industry’s digital space.”

 

She said: “We have no doubt that her presence will imbue SAMRO with a dynamic and focused energy, and a youthfulness that will help us tap into our members’ needs. We look forward to an energized organization with a fresh handle on its strategic vision.”

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eNCA is proud to announce the appointment of a new managing director and editor-in-chief, Mapi Mhlangu. Mhlangu assumes the helm of South Africa’s premier news channel, taking over from Anton Harber on 1 July 2017.

 

Mhlangu joined the channel in 2009 and has served in various capacities in the eMedia Investments organisation, most recently as eNCA’s News Director. In that position she was principally responsible for all operations, editorial and technical. She brings a wealth of experience at both the coalface and executive management levels of news production.

 

Mapi Mhlangu says, “I’m honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility of leading this news organisation and its talented employees at this critical time in South Africa and its newsrooms. There is a pressing need for news media to ensure that citizens are adequately informed, so as to engage the state and to ensure that the benefits of freedom are realised. South African viewers have consistently indicated that eNCA is their trusted source for independent news and analysis which is accurate and unbiased. I look forward to navigating through the challenges ahead with our dynamic team.”

 

eNCA thanks Anton Harber for his contribution to the channel and newsroom where he provided mentorship and nurtured news leaders within the organization.

 

Anton Harber says, “I hand over the reins with eNCA’s audience and advertising revenue strong and growing, and I think this provides a solid foundation for Mapi and the excellent newsroom team to build on. eNCA is a crucial South African institution, one of the cornerstones of independent journalism, and its role is going to be more important than ever in coming months. I am confident that Mapi is well placed to build on this.”

 

eMedia Investments Chief Operating Officer Mark Rosin says, “With 20 years of news media experience and almost a decade at eNCA, we have full confidence that eNCA will continue to thrive under Mapi’s editorial leadership. In 2015, we spoke about the ongoing transformation of eNCA and its newsroom and Mapi’s appointment is testimony to that intention.”

 

eNCA will continue to provide journalism that is fair and free of favour, broadcasting the quality news programming which has made it the most watched 24 hour news channel in South Africa.

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