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SABC dominates the SATMA Nominations

Posted by radio On August - 28 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The Public Service Broadcaster (SABC) received  an astounding number of nominations at the 12th SATMA Nominee’s announcement held at the Durban ICC, in KwaZulu Natal.

According to the SATMA Award’s an unprecedented number of 190,613 SMS nominations and a total of 697 entries to the different categories were recorded in 63 days of the SATMA’s nomination period.

A number of SABC Radio presenters and programs were nominated in various categories including:

 

 

 

BEST TRADITIONAL MUSIC RADIO PROGRAM OF THE YEAR:  

Dzumba na Mina (Munghana Lonene FM), Lwesuka Lutfuli (Ligwalagwala FM), Lavuth’iBhayi (Umhlobo Wenene FM).

BEST TRADITIONAL RADIO PRESENTER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES:  

Monwabisi Bangi “Gudla” (Umhlobo Wenene FM), Ntsoaki Motloung  (Lesedi FM), Willem Viljoen (RSG), Sthembele Thomas “Mantofontofo” (TruFM), Vusi shabangu (Ikwekwezi FM), Russel Kwinika (Munghana Lonene FM) Hunadi Mogohlwane (Thobela FM), Modika Mothuzi (Motsweding FM), Vincers Mabele (XK FM), Bheka Mchunu & Nkosinathi Mshengu (Ukhozi FM), Magidzeludzakeni (Ligwalagwala FM), Godfrey Mavhasa (Phalaphala FM)

TRADITIONAL RADIO PROGRAM LOYAL LISTENER:

Siphenathi Keswa (I-Identist) (Umhlobo wenene FM), William Mahlangu (IKwekwezi FM), Salome Mmgomogale (X-K FM),  Bellia Phutiyagae (Motsweding FM)

Other categories included:

BEST CULTURAL ELECTRONIC MEDIA JOURNALIST:

Benjamin Tsotetsi – Ikwekwezi FM

Bongani Mavuso – Ukhozi FM

Lesibana Matlala – Motsweding FM

Caswel Taolane  – XK FM

Palisa Moeti – Lesedi FM

Mweli Masilela – SABC News

Unathi Binqose – Umhlobo Wenene FM

News Zimkhita Manqinana – SABC News

BEST TRADITIONAL MUSIC AIR-PLAY RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR:

Ligwalagwala FM

Phalaphala FM

Thobela FM

Umhlobo Wenene FM

Munghana Lonene FM

Ikwekwezi FM

TruFM

Lesedi FM

RSG

Motsweding FM

XK FM

Ukhozi FM

 

 

The SATMA AWARDS promote, preserve, uplift, develop, honour and award traditional musicians across racial and ethnic background. The SATMA Awards have made a tremendous contribution in the cultural landscape of South Africa through nation building and social cohesion.

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The 2017 DStv Mzansi Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards will celebrate who’s who when it comes to South Africa’s favourite faces.

 

With over 50 stars to choose from, viewers were asked to cast their votes during the weeks leading up to the awards show on Saturday 26 August. From Song of the Year to Favourite TV Presenter and the much anticipated Rising Star award, we’ll soon see who takes top honours.

 

Expect a night of glitz and glam when Mzansi’s stars step out in style for a night to remember. Make sure to tune in to the DStv MVCAs red carpet special on Saturday 26 August from 19:30 to spot your favouruite celebrity as they make their way to the event of the year.

 

Hosted by the queen of media, Bonang Matheba, you won’t want to be left out during the live broadcast of the 2017 DStv Mzansi Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards on Saturday 26 August at 20:30 on Mzansi Magic (161).

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OPW is looking for a new presenter

Posted by radio On August - 25 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

After seven successful seasons of the popular reality show, Our Perfect Wedding is switching gears with a presenter search open to the public.

 

With three seasons under her belt ushering couples to the altar, Thembisa Mdoda is bidding farewell to the show.

 

“Thembisa Mdoda’s contract has come to an end. We thank her for her commitment and contribution to the success of OPW,” says Nondumiso Mabece, Head of Publicity at M-Net Local Entertainment Channels.

 

“We are looking forward to the exciting journey the show will be taking, opening up the platform for a hidden gem, a new face with untapped talent. This is an opportunity not to be missed,” concludes, Mabece

 

The reality wedding show, which documents the real-life journeys of ordinary South Africans as they create their perfect wedding day, continues to own Sunday night viewing by creating weddings that keep South Africans talking.

 

The magic and the celebration of love carries on as Nomsa Buthelezi returns as the host while OPW is looking for a new face. “The new presenter will need to have a warm personality to match and the ability to connect with the viewers,” explains Mabece.

 

Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the auditions:

 

Contestants must be 25 years old and upwards, should be South African citizens with a valid South African ID. The potential presenter will be auditioned by the producers and shortlisted for a second round of auditions. A panel of judges will select the contestants that will battle it out for the public vote in the final phase.

 

If you have what it takes to host Our Perfect Wedding, make your way to the following venues :

 

East London: Premier Hotel Regent,  2 September 2017

Durban: Protea Hotel – Marriott Edward, 9 September 2017

Johannesburg: The Pyramid, 16 September 2017

Doors open at 08:00 in the morning and close at 18:00. Dial 010 594 5127 should you have further queries.

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The  South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), will launch the 365 days of No Violence Against Women and Children campaign as part of the SABC`s women empowerment programme on Thursday,  24 August 2017 at SABC Radio Park from 07H00-09H30.

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the government will join hands to support the 16 days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children. This campaign for no violence against women and children is held all over the world between  the 25th of November and the 10th of December. South Africa took a step further in 2013 to not only make it 16 Days of Activism against Violence on Women and Children but increased it to be 365 days.

 

The SABC will internally launch and re-pledge support to this campaign and staff members will demonstrate support for the No Violence against Women and Children campaign through a hand painting activity, termed ‘These hands do not commit violence’.  Ms. Shenda Moses stated, the manager Employment Equity and Transformation stated that: “It is the responsibility of each one of us to increase the awareness of the negative impact of violence against women and children, and to speak up against women and child abuse.”

 

The SABC will also hold an exhibition on Thursday,24 August 2014, at SABC Radio Park Foyer with organizations such as SAPS (South African Police Service), POWA (People opposing Women), Genderlinks, Zazi/ Brothers, Optimystic Bikers Against Abuse, Tears (Bringing Hope and Healing) and Sonke Gender Justice who support the campaign.

The official hashtag for the campaign:  #BeBold4NoViolence

 

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The award, which aims to celebrate the achievements of future creatives as they redefine creativity in the mobile era, was created in partnership with Facebook and The Nelson Mandela Foundation

 

The Facebook Challenge (www.Facebook.com), an official Loerie Award in the Student category, was won this year by three students from AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town. The award, which aims to celebrate the achievements of future creatives as they redefine creativity in the mobile era, was created in partnership with Facebook and The Nelson Mandela Foundation.

 

 

With students from across Africa and The Middle East briefed to address gender inequality awareness through the development of a mobile video campaign, the inaugural Facebook Challenge Loerie was won by Peni Buckton, Claudia Bester (both 3rd year students studying BA in Creative Brand Communication) and Lunje Jwambe (2nd year student studying Copy Writing diploma).

 

 

The winning trio created an engaging piece of work called ‘Everyday Armour’ which is an ‘anti-harassment couture’ brand that seeks to make thought-provoking social commentary on the gender-based violence women face daily. These students felt that as women, they could all relate to the small things that women have to do consciously and sub-consciously to prepare themselves for any instance; be it taking a different route home, wearing oversized clothing to deter unwelcome advances or even go as far as taking martial arts/self-defense classes, simply because they are born female. The campaign aims to shed light on this unfortunate reality and make a small difference in society.

 

 

“The quality of work we saw coming from students was truly inspirational,” says Nunu Ntshingila, Regional Director Facebook, Africa. “There was a lot of conceptual innovation, as well as fascinating approaches to the use of technology. Many congratulations from us at Facebook to the winners for not only embracing the challenge, but creating a thought-provoking and moving mobile video campaign. We look forward to our ongoing work with advertising schools and universities as we continue to support and invest in young and diverse creative talent.”

 

 

The three students received a bronze Loerie for their work, titled ‘Every Day Armour’. Commenting on their win, student Lunje Jwambe said: “It’s been a real honour to win a Loerie. We really enjoyed the opportunity to think about mobile in a different and challenging way and coupled with social consciousness, this truly made it a fascinating experience. It’s been very good grounding for each of us and one that I’m sure will stand us in good stead for our future careers.”

 

 

Charles Maggs, Head of Creative Faculty AAA, Cape Town, added: “The project exposes students to the demands of the digital communication front line. They learn a huge amount as they work, and the thematic tie-in to social issues makes the process relevant to everyone on a personal level.”

The winning campaigns will be launched on Facebook and Instagram soon.

 

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The South African Breweries (SAB) Sports Media Awards 2017 has opened for entries.

 

Entrants have until Friday 6 October 2017, to consolidate eligible material and submit via the online portal that opened today.

 

Currently in its 37th year, the SAB Sports Media Awards acknowledges and recognises the work of dedicated members of the South African media who excel in reporting sport across print, digital, video and audio mediums as well as photography.

 

“For close on four decades we have had the privilege of recognising and rewarding those members of the media who excel in the reporting of sport in South Africa and to encourage quality standards and awareness of important sporting issues facing the country,” saysRobyn Chalmers, Director Communications: AB InBev Africa and SAB.

 

The categories for the SAB Sports Media Awards 2017 are:

 

  • Audio Media Award(Radio)
  • Digital Media Award
  • Photography Award(Print and online)
  • Video Media Award(Television)
  • Written Media Award(Print)
  • The Newcomer of The Year (sports journalists with less than two years’ experience in the industry)
  • Sports Media Hall of Fame
  • Sports Journalists’ Journalist of the Year

All main category winners receive a cash prize of R15,000 with the winner of the Photography sub-category “Action Shot of the Year” receiving R5,000.

 

The awards will also acknowledge a deserving candidate into the SAB Sports Hall of Fame and Sports Journalists’ Journalist of the Year.

 

Entries open today and close on Friday, 6 October 2017 at 17h00.

 

Entrants are to submit work published between 1st October 2016 and 30th September 2017.

 

For information and submissions, go to www.sabsportsmedia.co.za.

 

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday, 23 November 2017.

 

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Showmax and VAST Networks offer free Wi-Fi deal

Posted by radio On August - 21 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Showmax and VAST Networks agreement to give Showmax customers unlimited Wi-Fi access to stream and download shows and movies at 83 VAST Wi-Fi hotspots across South Africa, for a three-month period.

 

Internet TV service, Showmax, and Africa’s first open access Wi-Fi provider, VAST Networks (VAST), have partnered to zero-rate Wi-Fi data for streaming and downloading TV shows and movies on Showmax.

 

 

 

 

Showmax and VAST are currently running a three-month trial at 83 VAST Wi-Fi hotspots across South Africa, which are mainly located at shopping malls and hospitals.

 

Chris Savides, head of Showmax Africa, said:

“Thanks to the downloads feature on Showmax, this zero-rated data means much more than just having something to watch while you’re at the mall. Once you log onto one of the VAST Wi-Fi sites, download up to 25 TV shows or movies and the data won’t cost you a cent. Get your groceries at the shops and come home with the week’s entertainment sorted.”

 

Showmax apps for both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets support the downloads feature. Up to 25 TV shows or movies can be downloaded at once and will remain on the device for 30 days. Once started, viewers have 48 hours to finish viewing a particular piece of content.

 

 

Users have the option of four different file sizes, which is useful when memory storage space is limited. At the lowest quality setting, one 20-minute episode of The Big Bang Theory will take up around 80 MB of space.

Grant Marias, CEO at VAST Networks, said:

“Online video consumption, specifically on mobile devices, is growing rapidly in South Africa.  With entertainment being one of the most sought-after content types, we are very excited to play a role in addressing this need and providing consumers with wider access to relevant content.

“Our efforts continue to be aimed at our ambition of democratising internet access and we look forward to supporting Showmax and delivering greater value to the South African market.”

A full list of sites is available here: https://www.showmax.com/eng/vast.

 

 

The internet TV phenomenon is taking off globally with more than 100 million people now streaming TV shows and movies. Increasingly, South Africans are demanding choice and becoming more discerning about the content they consume. The ability to choose from an extensive and diverse catalogue of content, start and stop at will, and do this without interruption from adverts is hugely attractive.

 

 

Showmax launched in 2015 and costs R99 per month. There’s no contract – the service can be cancelled at any time with zero penalty.

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Joyous Celebration headed to Sun City this Spring

Posted by radio On August - 18 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Having already staged its 21st instalment in six provinces this year, MTN Joyous Celebration is headed to Sun City as part of its national tour. The 1-day spectacular, grand, and spiritual show will be held at the Sun City Superbowl on Saturday, 2 September 2017.

Pastor Jabu Hlongwane, Founder, says: “Our theme of Heal our Land has been spread throughout the country and outside our borders. It is such a significant theme that came right on time. As a society, we are currently witnessing ailments that cover our bodies, mind and soul, and we – as a nation – have been granted the authority to denounce these. Our show aims to call on people in the North-West province and beyond to join us as we call on our Lord to restore peace in our land.”

 

MTN Joyous Celebration, the internationally acclaimed and award-winning Gospel music powerhouse, has established itself as the pioneers in the music industry. Year on year, the bar is raised to ensure that fans are enthralled by the group’s offering. From the outfits, production and performances, North West will be left in complete awe. We are about giving our best, and this year is no different. We are so excited and looking forward to celebrating this milestone with our fans ” says Lindelani Mkhize.

Furthermore, as part of its 21st birthday and celebrating with the community, MTN Joyous Celebration has committed to give-away one of its previous gorgeous outfits to a deserving choir in each of the nine provinces. Local choirs need to send an email with their details, and why they feel they are the deserving choir to info@joyous.co.za by 2 September 2017.

 

“Giving back to communities is one of the things that drives us. We are grateful for the support we’ve been given over the past 21 years, and we know that it is because of our fans and our Almighty that we are where we are today. Each year, our talented designers create magic in the form of costumes to dazzle stages and enchant our audiences, we are truly blessed and it would be a disservice to let these costumes collect dust, when they could be used by someone else. We waited for the right moment, which is now – as we come off age,” says Pastor Mthunzi Namba.

 

Tickets for the Sun City show are available from R200 per ticket at Computicket and Shoprite / Checkers outlets nationwide.

 

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Trending Comics is coming to Town

Posted by radio On August - 18 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Trending Comics is coming to South Africa and while we are not talking Batman, Wonder Woman or The Avengers, we are talking some of the hottest young comedians performing in the country today!

 

In its debut South African showing, Trending Comics will feature a stellar line up of our very own comic superheroes in Schalk Bezuidenhout, Robby Collins, Loyiso Madinga and Neil Green embarking on a nationwide tour that will touch down in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg at the end of October and beginning of November. As if that wasn’t enough firepower comedy in one ensemble, there will be different heavyweight comedians to host the shows in each city and we are excited to confirm them as the following; Kurt Schoonraad (Cape Town), Carvin Goldstone (Durban), and Donovan Goliath (Johannesburg).

Ever since the notion of ‘trending’ emerged on social media, it has become a global obsession – everyone wants to ‘trend’, everyone wants to see what’s ‘trending’! So that’s right, get ready to hit those comedy hashtags when Trending Comics comes to town!

 

Trending Comics is a spin-off of the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival. With the aspiration to give Africa a representative on the international comedy festival circuit, JICF is fast achieving global recognition in the manner it brings together comedians from all over the world to perform alongside the very best local and continental talent. The 3rd edition of JICF will be held in March 2018. As stand up comedy continues to explode locally, Trending Comics will give the broader South African audience a taste and feel of the Festival experience.

 

The tour starts at the Cape Town Comedy Club, recently listed in the ‘Top 10 Comedy Clubs in the World’ on Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21; hits the 031 Comedy Club in Morningside, Durban on Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29 before closing the curtain on this inaugural edition at The Goliath Comedy Club in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg on Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4.

 

Theola Conyers, Marketing Manager of Tall Horse Wines says: “Tall Horse is a wine with a difference. Forget stuffy wine rules and frills, and simply enjoy our different take on wine. More colourful and way more fun –we are proudly partnering with Trending Comics to keep you laughing and create unforgettable Tall Horse moments of comedy.”

 

Says Festival director, Takunda Bimha, who previously managed Trevor Noah, Loyiso Gola, Kagiso Lediga and others as the founder of Podium Comedy: “We are incredibly excited to be presenting a tour that consists of the comedians who are not only ‘trending’ right now but also represent the bright future of South African comedy! There has also been an emergence of world class comedy clubs all over the country and we are excited to be taking comedy directly to the people at the very epicentre of where comedy is originated, crafted and perfected! A huge shout goes out to Tall Horse Wines whose stoic support of local comedy has made this tour happen and its great to have Trace TV on board to partner with us on this adventure!”

 

Cape Town

Dates: 20 & 21 October

Venue: Cape Town Comedy Club

Time: 8:30pm. Doors open 6pm

Tickets: R190

Tickets available at Computicket

 

Durban

Dates: 28 & 29 October

Venue: Station 43

Time: 6pm

Tickets R150

Sales link: http://qkt.io/OEMYFZ

 

Johannesburg

Dates: 3 & 4 November

The Goliath Comedy Club Melrose Arch

8pm – Doors open 7pm

Tickets R150

Sales link: http://goliathcomedyclub.com/

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Creating a number of programmes to help grow and recognise young, diverse creative talent across Africa and the Middle East, to showcase Facebook and Instagram’s mobile canvas for brands

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is once again throwing its full support behind young, digital talent in South Africa, with a busy programme of events for Loeries 2017 Creative Week. The world’s largest social media community is sponsoring the Student Category of The Loeries Awards for the second year running, as well as hosting workshops and hackathons to help upskill young South African creatives in the latest practices for digital marketing and advertising.

 

Nunu Ntshingila, Regional Director of Facebook Africa, said: “At Facebook, we are passionate about helping talented young creatives across Africa and the Middle East to develop their skills and deliver great concepts that help brands to grow, while entertaining and informing the community. Africa and the Middle East’s emerging digital creatives represent a powerfully diverse pool of talent—one that holds the key to reaching the next billion people.”

 

Highlights scheduled for Facebook’s Loeries Creative Week include:

 

Made on Mobile, 16 August: Giving back to the local community, while showcasing the power of mobile and advertising for small businesses, Facebook will host a hands-on workshop in KwaMashu township. Designed for local small to medium sized businesses, the session will help local SMBs create an engaging and effective business presence, and campaign using only a mobile phone.

 

Instagram “Durban’s Passions” hack, 17 August: Working with top students from advertising schools around the country for a day of fun and learning at the Facebook Creative Hub, the hack will be themed around Instagram and Stories. Exploring quick, creative and easy ways to use video and mobile to connect with passions on Instagram, students will be challenged to create stories about Durban, which will then be judged by a panel including Facebook’s Creative Shop and Durban Tourism.

 

Seminar of Creativity with Facebook Live, 18 August: Facebook’s head of Creative Shop for Middle East and Africa (MEA), Weera Saad will be speaking at the Seminar of Creativity. Exploring mobile as the new creative canvas and how Africa can be driving innovation through its use, the Seminar will also be shown on Facebook Live to encourage conversation around mobile and creativity.

 

Student Category Award, 19 August: New this year, is Facebook’s very own award –‘The Facebook Challenge’ in the student category of the Loeries Awards. This recognises and celebrates the achievements of the next generation of creative professionals who are redefining creativity on mobile. Awarded to a student campaign that creatively addresses gender equality using mobile video, the winning entry will be announced on Saturday evening.

 

“I am excited to be part of the journey that Facebook and the Loeries have embarked on to invest in and grow the next generation of creatives,” says Weera Saad, Head of Creative Shop Facebook for Middle East and Africa. “It will be a pleasure to speak to young creatives in the region about how they can use mobile and video platforms to build connections, conversations and communities.”

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