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Radio Awards Winners for 2020 announced Online

Posted by radio On April - 18 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

Winners of The Radio Awards 2020 were celebrated in an online awards ceremony hosted by popular comedian Loyiso Madinga on Friday 17 April 2020. The Radio Awards, now in its tenth year, is the leading recognition platform for celebrating outstanding talent in the South African radio industry.

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE WINNERS LIST (Winners highlighted in yellow)

This year’s Station of the Year Awards went to Kaya 95.9 FM (Commercial), Hot 91.9 FM (Community), Radio 2000 (PBS), and Tuks 107.2 FM (Campus). Winners were determined by the number of times they appeared as a finalist across all general categories of The Radio Awards. Each of the finalists submitted a further motivation which spoke to the station’s innovation, audience growth, community outreach, general achievements, as well as their “x-factor”. This motivation was then scored by The Radio Awards advisory panel. This score accounted for the first half of a station’s final score, and the second half of the final score was determined by a station’s success in the other categories.

“Congratulations to all of the finalists, and especially the winners for producing dynamic, captivating radio for the South African listening audience,” says Taryn Westoby, Head of Arena Events which manages The Radio Awards. “It’s been a challenging period in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and making The Radio Awards happen this year – albeit on an online platform – has meant that the tireless work of radio stations around the country can be highlighted at a time when good news is really welcomed.”

A record number of entries (more than 2 000) were received from a record number of stations (more than 160) in this year’s edition of The Radio Awards. Entries were adjudicated by a team of 54 judges, and reviewed by BDO South Africa, the newly appointed auditors for The Radio Awards.

 

More than 80 award winners were celebrated across 25 categories. Seven Bright Stars were announced, and five industry stalwarts were inducted into the Hall of Fame, including Brian Oxley, Gabriel Urgoiti, Neil Johnson, Peter Wise and Rev. Prince Zulu.

 

In the two listener’s choice categories, the My Station Most Votes Award went to Ligwalagwala FM, which received the most online votes from the listening public. The My Station Loyal Listeners Award went to Hot 91.9 FM for receiving the most public votes as a ratio against its RAMS figures.

 

This was also the first year for the Station Manager’s Choice Award – an award recognising the contributions made by behind-the-scenes station employees. The inaugural award was presented to two individuals: Marika de Jongh of OFM, and Linda van Schalkwyk of Pretoria FM.

The recipient of The Radio Awards Bursary Award is Nthapeleng “Tsholo” Moteka

 

“This year’s awards would not have happened as successfully without the firm commitment from numerous individuals. We’d like to thank the members of our advisory board, the adjudication panel, BDO South Africa and members of the NAB for giving of their time to ensure The Radio Awards remain relevant, credible and independent. A high bar has been set for 2021, and we look forward to the year ahead,” concludes Westoby.

 

 

 

For those who may have missed the online announcement, Business Day TV (DStv 412) will re-broadcast the announcement on television on Saturday 18 April (16h00 and 21h00), and Sunday 19 April (16h00 and 21h00).

 

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WHAT: The 10-part documentary series, directed by Jason Hehir (“The Fab Five,” “The ’85 Bears,” “Andre the Giant”), chronicles one of the greatest icons and most successful teams in sports history, Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls, and features never-before-seen footage from the 1997-98 season as the team pursued its sixth NBA (https://www.NBA.com) championship in eight years.

 

In the fall of 1997, Michael Jordan, Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf and head coach Phil Jackson agreed to let an NBA Entertainment film crew follow the team all season long. The result would be a remarkable portrait of an iconic player and a celebrated team – a portrait only now being revealed, more than two decades later, in “The Last Dance.”

 

 

“It was a trying year, we all tried to enjoy that year, knowing that it was coming to an end… Phil (Jackson) started off the year by saying that it was the last dance and we played it that way. Mentally it just kind of tugged at you throughout the course of the year, you know, but that this had to come to an end, but it also centered our focus to making sure we ended it right.”Michael Jordan on Good Morning America (https://gma.abc/3bfhUrW).

 

 

“It was a special thing. That path, that journey, the last three seasons… Some of the greatest years of my life. Hanging out with these guys, having an opportunity, knowing that it was our last season, we really embraced it. We did a lot of things together, Phil (Jackson) made it a lot of fun for us, you know, some of those memories that you wish you could relive over and over again.”Scottie Pippen on ESPN’s The Jump (https://bit.ly/2VhjoME).

 

 

WHERE: The full episodic documentary will be available on Netflix across Africa as follows:

Monday, April 20 – 9:01 a.m. CAT – “The Last Dance” Episodes 1 and 2
Monday, April 27 – 9:01 a.m. CAT – “The Last Dance” Episodes 3 and 4
Monday, May 4 – 9:01 a.m. CAT – “The Last Dance” Episodes 5 and 6
Monday, May 11 – 9:01 a.m. CAT – “The Last Dance” Episodes 7 and 8
Monday, May 18 – 9:01 a.m. CAT – “The Last Dance” Episodes 9 and 10

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Global premier mobile phone brand TECNO Mobile (www.TECNO-mobile.com) recently launched a new smartphone: the CAMON 15 series with 64MP SONY camera and trademarked TAIVOS™ technology.  As one of the most remarkable camera phones, TECNO CAMON 15 series has been highlighted through several platforms including the first online launch event in Africa, the spokesman Wizkid, and the biggest flip book recorded by Guinness World Records ever.

 

As a pioneer in the smartphone industry, TECNO Mobile is committed to bringing the latest cutting-edge technology smartphone to its global users, and exploring innovative approaches and channels to support consumers discovering its products for the first time. The first online product launch is a new breakthrough that TECNO brings to its fans globally: a real-time hands-on experience and DEMO of what they can achieve with a smartphone camera, powerful imaging hardware, and a device designed to deliver unprecedented performance for mobile photography fans.

6.6’FHD+ Real Fullview, See Beyond Boundaries

6.6″ Perfect Fullview gives you a wider, clearer, and more colorful visual experience. The 91.2% super screen ratio and unibody pop-up camera design helps actualize the dream of an immersive, full view, cinematic experience Users can enjoy a truly boundless screen.

Stunning color designs and exquisite textural lines can be viewed with the new CAMON 15 Premier. Under different lighting environments, different texture changing effects can be seen.

Breaking down 64-MP performance on SONY Camera

The 64 MP main camera is equipped with TECNO’s signature Ultra Clear Shot, Ultra Night Shot, Super HDR, and AI Scene Detection features, which creates super high-resolution photography and compensates for changing light conditions.

The CAMON 15 is the first-ever smartphone in Africa to come equipped with Sony’s 64 MP, smart chip-backed camera lens. That means 8x zoom is possible not only when shooting pictures, but afterwards as well, letting you scale up your shots without losing even the tiniest details. Meanwhile, Sony’s large ½-inch sensor recognizes and captures more light during the evening that other cameras, eliminating visual noise for better night shots.

Trademarked TAIVOS™ technology for More Powerful than ever night shots

The TECNO AI Vision Optimization Solution is a signal processing trademarked TAIVOS™ technology. TAIVOS™ enables up to 15-frame synth with an imaging time of just 4.68 seconds– most other smartphones only achieve this in 5.5 seconds or maybe even 7 seconds. That means that the photographs shot with TAIVOS™ are built from a composite of 15 image frames that can be analyzed and recombined pixel-for-pixel, vividly capturing each element in your scenes with optimal contrast.

This technology really benefits photography lovers throughout the day, including during the night, since evening shades naturally tend to run together and darken after nightfall. Consumers will be amazed by those great photos as TAIVOS™ is able to filter out image noise and optimize image clarity to deliver clear, balanced, vivid photographs even in low- to lower-light conditions.

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CAMON 15 Premier brings users new fun ways to activate your camera. Upon opening the selfie camera, the front camera will “POP-UP” from the body, and the 32MP Clear Lens will be ready to capture your shining moments.

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Super Wide Angle 115° & 2cm Macro Photography

The 5 MP secondary camera offers distortion-eliminating 115-degree Super Wide-Angle visibility and lets you zoom in within two centimeters of your target with Extreme Close-up Shots.  While taking photos with 115° Super Wide Angle, you don’t need to worry about not fully capturing the grand scenery any longer. The anti-distortion feature lets the scene be recorded as it is in reality.

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With a 2 MP AI Bokeh Effect lens, AI Lens, and TAIVOS™ Ultra Night Lens optical processor on the CAMON 15series, users have a camera that lets them zoom in, pan out, and deal with all kinds of lighting conditions for all-day, all-night picture taking.

AI Scene Detection

CAMON 15 Premier also features AI Detection, AI Light Recognition, AI Image Stabilization, and AI Image Processing. With all this, AI scene detection is just one of the phone’s many features designed to work with AI and smart algorithms to enhance your photographic experience.

A newly added multi-dimensional portrait mixed scene mode is available, fully covers both simple and mixed scenes at the same time. The detectable rate has reached 90%. Once the scene is recognized, it will utilize the corresponding AI optimization, letting you take more realistic and detailed photos.

Beautification 3.0, Customize Your Own Beauty

The CAMON 15’s Beautification 3.0 is available with three kinds of built-in beauty effects, various adjustments on UI interface, and a real-time preview in one click. The beauty enhancement algorithm recognizes a total of 18 unique structural elements in human faces, using 3D stereoscopic beautification and smart tone enhancement to help highlight people’s natural features. You can also use AI Body Shaping to augment your subjects’ figures, and Portrait Bokeh 2.0 helps optimize blurred background effects for more alluring portraits.

Fun Social Interaction

Continuing with the style of previous AR Stickers and AR Emojis, this time, we have updated with 12 AR Stickers and 4 unique AR Emoji figures of Manchester City Football Club as gifts for users.

To stimulate interesting and fun social interactions, GIF expressions have been launched. Specially designed TECNO X Manchester City Football Club stickers can now be used, generating fun GIF expressions on one click. Now, you can express your mood via a lovely GIF!

Short Video Recording

Fun short video recording is here: 9 filter styles, AI beauty optimization, support wide-angle recording, quick playback and 15s/60s two versions setting. Record more unforgettable memories!

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128GB ROM offers more space to store your data, and relieves users of the need to frequently clean-up to get more storage. 6GB RAM provides a stable and highly efficient performance. Multitasking and gaming has become faster and smoother.

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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) has received about 35 applications in response to the call made through the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations issued on Monday, 06 April 2020.

 

ICASA has made available the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum bands in the 700MHz, 800MHz, 2300MHz, 2600MHz and 3500MHz bands for temporary assignment for the entire period of the National State Disaster.

The Authority would like to inform all stakeholders that it is currently applying its mind and analysing all applications to ensure compliance with the criteria and conditions stipulated in Annexure A of the Regulations. The Authority hereby reiterates that it intends to take the necessary care and ensure that the release of the spectrum for use on an emergency basis is fair and non-discriminatory. ICASA will communicate and announce its decisions with regards to this process in the next week.

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DStv to launch Easter Weekend pop-up channel

Posted by radio On April - 5 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

In response to a rallying call from the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies to assist the religious sector, DStv has decided to launch a new, pop up channel catering for various Christianity groupings that is set to launch on 9 April 2020 with rich content aimed at viewers who are home over the Easter weekend.

The channel, named African Easter Channel, is in collaboration with the renowned TBN Africa, DStv Channel 343. Across South Africa, over 80% worshippers observe and celebrate the Easter period, hence different and various Christian denominations be will be looked after by the channel.

 

Minister Stella Ndabeni- Abrahams made the call for MultiChoice Group to setup a dedicated pop-up channel for various religious groups in the country during this Easter Weekend.

 

The current restrictions due to the global pandemic, COVID-19, will see South Africans staying at home during the Easter Weekend. Accordingly, African Easter Channel’s offering of music and sermons is bound to keep DStv viewers engaged and fulfilled during the four days of the channel going live. The channel will broadcast until Easter Monday, 13 April.

 

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, 23 March 2020 announced various measures to curb the further spread of the COVID-19 virus, welcomingly, the religious sector have heeded the call by the President. The channel further enhances the positive response received from the religious sector.

 

 

Calvo Mawela, MultiChoice Group CEO, said: “We are happy to have immediately responded to the minister’s call to assist millions of South African worshippers who regard Easter as a pivotal period of worship. As a responsible broadcaster, we are more than happy to partner with the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies as we afford worshippers to observe Easter from the comfort of their homes.”

 

 

Popular gospel artists such as Lebo Sekgobela, Dr. Tumi, Hillsong, William McDowell and Rebecca Malope will feature prominently in the channel. The channel’s schedule will also include churches such as Methodist, Anglican and Catholic. In adhering to the national lockdown requirements, the recorded messages submitted by the churches will be broadcast on the channel.

 

 

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies welcomed this intervention and said: “Communications and digital technologies will play an important role during this disaster period and beyond. We therefore appreciate MultiChoice’s response to our call for an industry-wide intervention to ensure that religious programming, especially over the Easter weekend, is produced and accessible to millions of South Africans utilising alternative means.”

 

 

Lucky Mbiko, Managing Director of TBN Africa said: “We have responded to this call by partnering with churches, and some of the biggest gospel artists to bring you the best Easter worship experience to as many viewers as possible. Join us on the African Easter channel 343 on DStv for four days during the Easter Weekend.”

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SA Radio Awards 2020 to be announced online

Posted by radio On March - 31 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

In light of the Government’s declared state of disaster and the collective national efforts to combat the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 by prohibiting events where more than 100 people are gathered,  it is important that we share the change of format for announcing the winners of The Radio Awards 2020.

 

The Radio Awards gala dinner which was initially scheduled to take place in Sandton on 18 April 2020 has been replaced with an online winners announcement to be aired via digital channels on Friday, 17 April 2020 at 14h00. Further information regarding access to the announcement will be shared in due course.

 

 

While it’s unfortunate that it will not be possible to celebrate the success of local radio talent in person, we thank you for your understanding, and for playing your part in keeping the health of our fellow citizens top priority.

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New additions to Motsweding 2020 line-up changes

Posted by radio On March - 31 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

Motsweding FM management continues to re-evaluate the brand’s offering to put Motsweding FM in a better spot to be more relevant to the station’s audience and clients. Underscoring the need to stay relevant, competitive and to reflect the multifaceted interests of all generations, Motsweding FM will be refreshing its weekday and weekend line-up from 01 April 2020. The new line –up necessitates stronger emphasis on cultural values, identity, preserving and development of Setswana language.

New additions to the Motsweding FM line-up include Tlotlo Mooeketsi popularly known as ‘Vrrphaaa’ will be joining the weekend party time team. ‘Phaphama’ will air between 00h00 to 03h00 Monday-Friday and the show will interchange between Samuel Rankoana, Lawrence ‘LLK’ Kuntwane and Papa Moalusi followed by the much anticipated ‘Motsogapele’ to be presented by Mokupi ‘MKP’ Molebatsi will also present Monday-Friday early morning show ‘Motsogapele’ between 03h00 to 06h00.

 

Amon Mokoena and Tumi Morake will continue to host the much entertaining breakfast show, ‘DiRage’ as it gave the station a pacey fresh new feels. After requests from the public this show will be extended with an hour and will now air between 07h00 – 10h00. Molebogeng Mokgatlha will continue to present the mid-morning show ‘Resemeletse’ that will start at 10h00 to 13h00 and Felix ‘Da Cat’ Nhlapo will deliver the midday show ‘Oketsa’ between 13h00
and 15h00 and will continue to be produced by the seasoned Presenter/producer ‘Jdsol’.

 

 

The vibrant, energetic, and listeners proclaimed wonder of Radio Lucas ‘LTK’ Komanisi will be joined by the multi-talented Motsoaledi ‘Mo’ Setumo to rock your airwaves between 15h00 to 18h00 ‘Gotetsa Mosha’ Monday-Friday.
Other key developments include the addition of Rev Matebesi and Rev Phiri to the religion shows. The religious programme for Thursday Nights between 20h00 to 00h00 will no longer interchange, the show will permanently be presented by ‘Modisane Modise’, with ‘Pastor Motsamai’ and ‘Rev. Phiri’ to do the sermons on the show.  The young and energetic Ikanyeng Modubu will team up with Dj Big Boy for the ‘Rap Saga’ on Fridays at 20h00 to 22h00 and ‘Tomaeza’ will team up with DJ Big Boy for the new show ‘Re Mmino’. ‘Ke Mo Teng’ can now be enjoyed on Saturdays between 21h00 to 24h00,

 

Brown Mosiapoa and Rev. Tube will be joined by Rev. Matebesi on the earlier Sunday slot 06h00 to 09h00, followed by a new Soul & RnB show ‘Kgolagano’ to be presented by Mokopi Molebatsi between 09h00 to 12h00. ‘Seboloke’ drama omnibus will now air between 12h00 to 13h00 with Choral music show moving to 14h00 to 15h00 to be presented by Molebogeng Mokgatlha.

 

‘Motswedi Wa Jazz’ presented by the Big Sly will now start at 18h00 to 20h00 to be followed by the new religious show ‘Tsosoloso’ to be presented by Brown Mosiapoa and Rev.Tube to do the sermon on the show between 20h00 to 21h00. Thomas Perez will now present night soul show ‘Sepelong’ between 21h00 to 00h00. The Acting Station Manager Mr. Sibusiso Gumbi stated that, “It’s our responsibility as team Motsweding FM to reinvent the way people listen to the radio, to disrupt traditional thinking and to look for the new ways in which to grow audiences while instilling appreciation of the beauty of Setswana culture and language.

 

The station will build on the latest listenership increase that was influenced by changes made by the station at the beginning of April 2019. Breakfast show also reached a record of 956 000 listeners in its first 10 months. The changes also reflect our commitment to grow the station to its full potential”.

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New Metro FM line-up announced

Posted by radio On March - 31 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

To retain its position as the coolest radio station in the country, METRO FM, which is one of the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) Public Broadcasting Commercial (PBC) radio stations, will continue to focus on ensuring delivery of quality and cutting-edge content and services. Based on the 2019 successes, that saw the station delivering its highest audience figures in four (4) years, the station plans to maintain the current line-up with a few minor additions.

‘The Morning Flava’, hosted by Mo Flava (Moeti Tsiki) and the MOP team, will continue to set the daily scene weekdays between 05:00 and 09:00. The show is followed by ‘The Bridge’ with Dineo Ranaka, Lerato Kganyago and Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung from 09:00 to 12:00. Lunch is still served with Thomas and Pearl between 12:00 and 15:00. ‘The Kings Suite’ sees a new addition in Lindi Sirame, who is no stranger to drive-time radio. Lindi, who is currently with Newsroom Afrika brings a wealth of knowledge and sassiness to the show.

 

 

The station further introduces two developmental slots aimed at setting up new and young talent for the future at METRO FM. These are new weekend programmes from 02:00 -04:00 (The Lift) and 04:00 – 06:00 (Club with Mat Elle), hosted by Rorisang Thandekiso and Nthabeleng Matela respectively.

 

Rorisang is a well-known TV personality, content producer, speaker and singer who was first introduced to the South African entertainment industry when she joined YoTV. Nthabeleng Matele joins METRO FM from hosting the afternoon drive show on Tuks FM.

 

Metro FM Station Manager, Ms Sibongile Mtyali said, “We are ecstatic to welcome the new editions to the METRO FM Family. They each bring their individuality and unique skills to the brand. This move is in line with our commitment of growing and grooming radio talent as we consciously prepare METRO
FM’s next generation of broadcasters”.

Lootlove (Luthando Shosha) joins the weekend breakfast, ‘THE WKNDR’ with MoG (Mpho Madise), leaving DJ Speedsta (Lesego Nkayiseng) to host the now two hour long show, ‘Absolute Hip-Hop’ by himself. Another WKNDR edition is Chante Jantjies, currently a news anchor on SABC TV. She will bring a news and current affairs flair to the show.

 

Due to popular demand, ‘Cruise Control’ gains an additional hour, extending the show from 13:00 – 16:00. It will be followed by ‘I Believe’ with Oskido (Oscar Mdlongwa) airing from 16:00-19:00. The Sunday love movement continues to reign supreme from 09:00 to 21:00 following the ‘Sacred Space’ with Thami Ngubeni and Khaya Mthethwa, closing the week with the ‘Urban Jazz Experience’ with Nothemba Madumo.

 

 

 

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Pilani Bubu preserves culture through song!

Posted by radio On March - 28 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

Singer, Songwriter, TV Presenter, Independent Artist and Creative Lifestyle Activist, Pilani Bubu is a multifarious artist who has independently released three remarkably produced albums titled Journey of the HeartWarrior of Light and the latest offering and newly launched Folklore: Chapter 1 with radio singles such as Boom Che and Baile.

 

Definition: Folklore: The expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people, inclusive the traditional beliefs, customs, and stories of a community, passed through the generations by word of mouth through tales, sayings, dances proverbs, jokes and art forms preserved among a group of people.

 

A visionary at heart, Pilani’s unique sound is deeply rooted in insightful, artistic and traditional storytelling that finds delight in challenging the audiences that engage with her music, to establish a connection that evokes expressing their true being in whatever inspires them at any given time while also appreciating the alluring foothills and distinct tales of Africa that make us unique people. Her vibrant and unlikely expression of art is a clear indication of her multifaceted way of thinking and how she crosses various disciplines.

Pilani has performed at various festivals in and out of South Africa including places such as New Orleans, Romania, Ghana, Mozambique, London and of course South Africa.

 

“Generations of African history is undocumented or destroyed, the preservation of our culture and beliefs is an important asset, as we define and redefine our own identity. Through the technology of music and art, we find ways to capture what is left of our folklore and re-imagine the Africa we want to be. In this project I want to celebrate and treasure traditional folk music in my own way.  Giving it a more contemporary setting. Giving it new meaning. Giving it more context.”  – says Pilani Bubu

 

Pilani Bubu’s music is available on all digital platforms

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SIMFY Africa (www.SIMFYAfrica.com) via its mobile applications namely “ayoba®” and “MusicTime®” are joining the community effort to inform and provide comfort to its users around Covid-19.

 

Ayoba® an instant messaging app with channels has now 3 dedicated channels providing trusted information on the COVID-19. Mainly sourced from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the information aims at informing ayoba® users about the pandemic, tips and advice in line with global and local regulations. Content is posted every day in both English and French on 3 channels including a dedicated channel for South Africa providing the latest on the pandemic.

Launched in May 2019, ayoba® has now over 2,500,000 active users and is moving toward being the first super-app for Africa. Soon to be integrating services such as Mobile Money, music and app-in-app solutions, ayoba® is surely making a difference in the landscape of applications in Africa and beyond.

Ayoba® is partnering with MTN in 14 countries and in the majority of its operations the application offers MTN subscribers subsidized data to access the messaging service and channels for free.

Announced o Friday, 20 March, MTN South Africa has launched the ayoba® Data Lifeline and every MTN South Africa customer will wake up each morning to a free 20MB ayoba® Data Lifeline, that will be available to use via the app.

MTN believes that everyone deserves the benefit of a modern connected life and that starts with connectivity. The 20MB ayoba® Data Lifeline will ensure MTN South Africa customers are able to communicate with friends and family, every day, even when they are out of airtime. This is the equivalent of 600MB of free data per month, every month,” says Godfrey Motsa, MTN SA CEO.

 

MusicTime® the music streaming app of SIMFY Africa has created a series of unique playlists under the name “QuaranTime”. Users of the app now have access to 14 playlists “@home” offering the community the much needed entertainment during the isolation declared in many countries around the African continent. MusicTime® is available in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia and Cameroon.  MusicTime offers a trial period of 60 minutes to allow users to explore the platform with no data or music costs.

 

 

Speaking on the release of the COVID-19 informative channels, Olivier Prentout, Head of Consumer for SIMFY Africa, said “We felt it was very important to inform our users about the pandemic and to provide trusted information as there is a lot of fake news circulating everywhere. We are ensuring that every piece of content is checked against the World Health Organisation and other reputable organisations. We also know that it is a difficult time for many of us and providing various playlists on our music streaming application will surely help everyone to cope with the needed isolation required to eradicate the pandemic”.

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