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With three weeks to go until the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s Fifth Annual Global Summit, which is this year returning to Africa, co-host ICASA, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, has published draft regulations on the use of TV White Space (TVWS) in the region.

 

The draft regulations, which are open for public consultation until 19 May 2017, highlight the progress South Africa is making in enabling affordable Internet through dynamic spectrum access. These draft regulations – which the DSA fully welcomes – and technologies will be discussed at the DSA Global Summit, taking place in Cape Town between 9 to 11 May 2017, where a whole host of leading industry figures and regulators from around the world have been announced to speak, including the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

 

 

“In the past, exclusive licenses for specific frequency bands and specific purposes dominated spectrum allocation policy and regulations,” said Pakamile Kayalethu Pongwana, CEO of ICASA. “While these models are good for monetizing the spectrum and for coordination between multiple services and operators to avoid interference, they often result in underutilization of spectrum. In the last decade, however, governments and regulators around the world have embraced the concept of ‘spectrum commons’ as another way to bring citizens innovation on new wireless technologies.”

 

The event will open on 9 May with a full day regulator workshop on spectrum sharing and dynamic spectrum access. Alongside ICASA, other regulators in attendance will include Korea Radio Promotion Association (RAPA), Agência Nacional del Espectro (ANE), the Ministry of Communications for Argentina and Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL).

 

Day one of the Global Summit will be opened with keynote addresses from Kalpak Gude, President of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, and ICASA CEO, Pakamile Kayalethu Pongwana, followed by panel sessions on spectrum sharing and enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) through dynamic access technologies. The latter panel will feature Dr. F. Mekuria, Chief Research Scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa, where he leads research on dynamic spectrum access. His perspective on how to connect underserved populations in emerging economies will add another dimension to the panel, which also includes Facebook, University of Strathclyde, and VistaLifeSciences Inc.

 

A panel session on closing the digital divide will address financial challenges associated with large-scale network deployments, with speakers including: Mr. Alexander Hadden, Director, Structured Finance & Insurance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); Mr. Chikioke Egejuru, Investment Analysis, International Finance Corporation; Mr. Lumko Mtimde, CEO, the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) and will be moderated by Mr. Frank McCosker, General Manager, Affordable Access & Smart Financing, Microsoft Corporation.

 

Other confirmed speakers on day one include Ira Keltz, Deputy Chief of Policy and Rules Division, Office of Engineering and Technology, US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), who will join the panel on Wi-Fi for the 5G World. On the final day of the Summit, Ira will start with a keynote address, before joining the Regulator Leadership Summit later in the day.

 

ICASA CEO Pongwana will return to speak on day two of the Summit to speak on a panel titled Creating Opportunities for Deployment, which will be moderated by Emeritus Executive Director of the DSA, Prof. H Sama Nwana. The panel will bring together policy makers to discuss challenges and solutions to establishing regulatory frameworks for enabling investment in infrastructure – something that is crucial to bridging the digital divide in South Africa, and around the world.

 

Other speakers confirmed on the agenda include representatives from: Facebook, Adaptrum Inc., C3 Limited, the Communications Authority of Kenya, Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company) and New American Foundation.

 

Platinum sponsors of this year’s event include Microsoft and Nominet. Gold sponsors include Adaptrum Inc. and MBC, while MedyaCity is a Silver sponsor.

 

To secure your place at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s Fifth Annual Global Summit in Cape Town, South Africa (9-11 May 2017), visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dynamic-spectrum-alliance-2017-global-summit-tickets-28614617090. To view the full Summit agenda, visit: http://dynamicspectrumalliance.org/global-summit/agenda/.

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Capricorn FM, Limpopo’s Hottest Frequency, is hosting the biggest lifestyle and entertainment event on Limpopo’s entertainment calendar – ‘The 2017 Lifestyle and Music Festival (LMF)’. The festival will take place on Saturday, 29 April 2017, at the Polokwane Cricket Club in Polokwane, Limpopo will start at 12h00. Hosted in association with e.tv, South Africa’s only free to air television, the festival will bring together a fantastic music line-up, which will include some of country’s finest talent across various genres to cater for everyone.

“Limpopo is a vibrant and culturally rich province, awash with local and national musical culture featured in the LMF programme. The calibre of the artists we have put together for this inaugural festival is exceptional, catering to a variety of musical tastes and promises not to disappoint. We have rolled out the red carpet for musical fans and anticipate a great day.” said Rofhiwa ’Tholi B’ Bologo, Capricorn FM Station Manager.

 

Over 20 artists from various music genres across the country will perform for the music revellers, the festival is also set to include arts and craft pop-up markets that inform our lifestyle feature. The exciting variety of artists who will be performing at the LMF festival include AKA, Black Motion, Kwesta, Robbie Malinga & Musa, Penny Penny, King Monada, DJ Zinhle, Kabelo Bouga Luv, Mafikizolo, Mizo Phyll, DJ Master Jay, DJ Complexion, DJ Maxwell UrbanHit, DJ Daniel Teras, DJ Hellen, DJ That Boy Dee, DJ ThabangBanks, DJ KingBash, DJ MSGrooveSoul, DJ SweetCandy, DJ QScotch and Club 808’s Hip Hop DJ Capital.

 

Leading the pack will be the new crooner on the block, Sandziso ‘Sands’ Matsebula, from Swaziland, of the Tigi & Vuma fame. ‘Sands’ has been celebrated in all corners of Swaziland and is now dominating the South African music scene. His song Tigi is not only currently topping music charts of various radio stations but also stealing the hearts of fans and music lovers nationwide. Furthermore, the single has been sitting in the top 10 iTunes search for the past two months.

 

Another huge acts that will wow the attendees is Tsonga Disco King turned reality show superstar, Eric Kobane aka Papa Penny Penny. Known for his flamboyant dress sense, hip-twisting moves and in-your-face attitude, hepromises a never-to-be forgotten performance (which will take his fans down the memory lane of his 23-year music career). Look out for celebrated actors from e-tv soapies including Rhythm City’s Mduduzi Mabaso, Sphiwe Msthali, Dumi Masilela; Marjorie Langa from Scandal; Enhle Maphumulo, Jo-Anne Reyneke of Broken Vows,Mutodi Neshehe and Petronela Tshuma of Harvest, who will also be in attendance.

 

“We’re thrilled with the line-up, which includes an incredible variety of hot, talented musicians. Every artist has been carefully selected to appeal to the various nationalities in our country so that we can give back to the community and add life to their lives in as many ways as possible,” said Tholi B.

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Minnie & Lungsta to co-host Homeground

Posted by radio On April - 27 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

If there’s one thing Mzansi Magic fans are crazy about, it’s lifestyle entertainment, their next favourite being sport – so this May, Mzansi Magic and SuperSport are giving viewers the best of both worlds in a new show, Homeground.

Hosted by Minnie Dlamini and Lungile Radu, the live broadcast is a weekly installment of lifestyle entertainment with a dose sports.

The SuperSport-Mzansi Magic co-production which will be simulcast on both channels from 1 May, will give fans sports news, trivia, statistics, and music, with a distinctive touch of lifestyle and fashion. Viewers across the country have been waiting in anticipation for months on the news of Minnie Dlamini’s move to M-Net and SuperSport, and the brands have been tight lipped on the details until now.

 

On what excites her about joining Homeground, Minnie Dlamini stated: “What I’m looking forward to about the show is that it features a variety of sports – not just football. The show also offers a really big entertainment platform, so it’s is breaking down South Africa’s existing segregation between the two worlds.”

 

Touching on what viewers can expect in the brand new production, Sphumelele Sibeko M-Net’s Head of Entertainment stated, “With the help of SuperSport, we’re charting new territory with a live sports production, but we’re mixing it up with the hottest entertainment and afro-glam, which is what our viewers have come to expect from us.”

 

Homeground is hosted by two of South Africa’s foremost presenters; the momentous combo of Minnie and Lungsta, is sure to keep viewers entertained, informed and coming back for more,” Sibeko concluded.

 

 

Catch Homeground every Monday from 1 May, streaming live on Mzansi Magic and SuperSport 4 on DStv Now at 21:30.

 

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5FM’s New Line-up announced

Posted by radio On April - 27 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

5FM is excited to announce a few line-up changes that come into effect on 1 May 2017.  Listeners will be pleased to know they have brand-new drive time shows with Roger Goode and team taking over the reins for breakfast from 06:00 – 09:00 and Thando Thabethe and Msizi James commanding the afternoon drive spot, 15:00 – 18:00.

 

 

Roger will retain his team – and their high-octane energy – with Sureshnie Rider on news, Ms Cosmo on traffic and Robbie Kruse on sport. The afternoon drive show welcomes a brand-new member to 5FM, Durban-born Msizi James (who makes Johannesburg his new home), as Thando’s co-host alongside Sibs Matiyela on news and Duran Collett on sport on The Thabooty Drive.

 

 

Grant Nash, Programme Manager for 5FM says, “5FM has always promised to bring new music, new presenters and new innovative content to the youth of this country and this line-up change is no different. This is huge for Roger and Thando who are phenomenal presenters who listeners, clients and artists alike have fallen in love with over the years. Msizi is one of the freshest new talents around and I’m very excited for our new drive shows.”

 

Justin Toerien, Thando’s former co-host will move to co-host with Stephanie B from 22:00 – 01:00 Mondays to Thursdays as well as take over weekend breakfast from 07:00-10:00 alongside Nadia Romanos on news and Jude van Wyk on sport.

 

Nick Hamman’s Hamman Time moves to a new time slot, 09:00 – 12:00, and the show gains Carmen Reddy on news, while The Forbes and Fix Show moves to 12:00 – 15:00 with Kim Schulze on news.

 

5FM introduces a new Ultimix feature from 18:00 – 19:00 Monday to Friday with the Weekender5.  The Ultimix by The Weekender5 will feature DJ Loyd on Mondays, Kyle Cassim on Tuesdays, Ms Cosmo on Wednesdays, Das Kapital on Thursdays and a Legends mix on Fridays.

 

On the station’s changes, 5FM Marketing Manager and acting Station Manager Liesl Hefkie says, “The competitive radio environment challenges one all the time to think out the box, come up with amazing content, complement that with great music and all for the sake of an overall pleasurable listening experience.” She adds that the new and exciting plans the station has in store is testament to the stations’ tenacity to continue to deliver the best.

 

 

[Source:5FM.co.za]

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LotusFM announces line-up tweaks for 2017

Posted by radio On April - 26 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Joining the Lotus FM team are a few new bees from the 1st of May 2017.

The latest addition to the Lotus FM family is former Miss India South Africa Krsna Priya Dasa, who will be joining Zakia Ahmed as producer on the Life ‘n Style Show, weekdays, from 10:00 to 12:00.  Mishka Gounden will be our new traffic presenter on the Morning Rush Show, weekdays, 07:00 to 10:00.

 

Ryan Naicker will now be the official host of the Morning Rush Show, Shaastra Nagesar the producer, and Althaf Suleman as sport presenter.  Shirdika Pillai will present the Midday Spice Show, with Byron David as producer every weekday, from 12:00 to 15:00. The drive time show has been renamed as the     “Afternoon Takeover”, the show will be presented by Varshan Sookhun with Pravina Maharaj the producer, Feroz Shaik as sport presenter and Sanobar Khan the traffic presenter. Enrico Pillay will now be joining Alan Khan as the producer on Walk the Talk from Monday to Thursday, 19:00 to 20:00. Apart from listening to him on the Jungle Fever, you can also catch Avin Moorley every Friday, from 21:00 to 24:00 on In–Da Mix.

 

“We are excited about the line-up; it was a much needed refreshed rotation of on-air presenters within the station. I would also like to welcome those who have joined the station and I have full confidence in the entire line-up”, says Station Manager Alvin Pillay.

 

We encourage listeners to tune in to LotusFM 87.7 -106.8 from the 1st May 2017, and enjoy the fresh take of a fantastic line-up.  The station will continue to fulfil its public broadcasting mandate, to entertain, inform and educate its listeners.

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BASIC LEAD, the organizers of the DISCOP film and television content markets and coproduction forum today unveiled reinforced efforts to firmly establish the annual DISCOP Johannesburg  as the world’s #1 destination to source, acquire, and coproduce entertainment content “Made in Africa.”

 

Organizers are launching a new initiative to put film and televised content from sub-Saharan Africa front and center during DISCOP Johannesburg 2017, taking place from October 25 – 27 at the Sandton Convention Centre. A variety of campaigns will be deployed in the next six months to reach out to international broadcasters, pay-tv operators, streaming services, theatrical distributors, and sales agents seeking diverse and high-quality content.

 

This initiative underscores what has been a long-running commitment by the organizers to both showcase African homegrown content and develop coproduction opportunities across sub-Saharan Africa. With 267 of the 347 production and distribution houses in attendance last year hailing from 36 African countries, DISCOP Johannesburg is already the largest gathering of African content production and distribution executives under one roof.

 

“We proudly declared after DISCOP Johannesburg 2016 that African content is King,” explains Patrick Zuchowicki, CEO of Basic Lead and founder of the DISCOP markets, ” and while African content has long struggled to reach audiences outside the continent, the presence at last year’s DISCOP Johannesburg of some of the major global streamers – the new kids on the buying block – proved that content “Made in Africa” could be a disruptive force. There is an appetite for new projects with universal appeal and competition increases for fresh talent that can travel across all borders.”

 

As African produced content continues to draw the attention of distributors and content aggregators from around the world, thematic hubs will be set-up to showcase content “Made in Africa”, such as the PAVILION FRANCOPHONE AFRICAIN promoting indepentley produced French-speaking content; the DIGILAB AFRICA unbrella to spotlight innovations in virtual reality and 360-degree storytelling,  and the ANIMATION VILLAGE to welcome Africa’s most creative animators.

 

Indeed, DISCOP Johannesburg 2017 will continue with its strong focus on African animation through its continued partnership with the AFRICAN ANIMATION NETWORK who will be hosting the ANIMATION VILLAGE. Nick Wilson, Project Manager of the African Animation Network, has this to say of the partnership, “The African Animation Network is delighted to continue to build on the animation presence at DISCOP Markets.  African animation creators are invited to compete in our pitching competitions (Annecy – MIFA Pitches Animation du Monde) and skills development programme (Annecy – MIFA Animation du Monde – Skills Programme) which are presented in partnership with Annecy International animated Film Festival.  We’re extremely excited to host delegates from across the continent representing the widest diversity of the African animation industry and in line with the mantra “Made in Africa”.

 

Thanks to their extensive talent, shooting locations and skills pool as well as generous incentive programmes, South Africa and the City of Johannsburg will play a central role in the organizers’s plans to turn DISCOP Johannesburg into the World’s #1 destination to source, acquire, and coproduce entertainment content “Made in Africa”. Germany will be officially  welcome as DISCOP Johannesburg 2017’s “Guest Country”, and a MASTER CLASS program centered on the benefits of the existing co-production treaties between Germany and South Africa that covers both filmed and televised content.

 

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A number of the South African Broadcasting Corporations (SABC) radio stations along with their presenters and programmes were recognised and awarded across various genres for excellence in local programming, during the Liberty Radio Awards, which were held over the weekend at the Sandton Convention Centre.

 

 

Umhlobo Wenene FM led the SABC stable by collecting six awards including the coveted Station of the Year award for Public Broadcasting Services (PBS). The Station broadcasts in IsiXhosa, 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout all nine Provinces and reaches over 5million listeners every week. Several other SABC Radio Stations took home two awards each, these included:

 

  • Tru FM
  • Thobela FM
  • Ukhozi FM
  • SAfm
  • Radio 2000

Not to be outdone, Lotus FM, Ligwalagwala FM, and 5FM bagged an award each.

Other highlights included a TruFM Bright Star inductee, Lwazi Mpofu. This category recognises the future leaders in the broadcasting industry and the SABC expects great things from Lwazi. In the Best News Reader category, Nomsa Mdhluli was recognised as the best news reader across the radio platform, lending credence to the SABC position as the developer of new talent. In addition to the awards, three of the six people who were inducted to the Hall of Fame included Umhlobo Wenene Rev. Nomathamsanqa Rweqana and two former employees Mr Fakir Hassen and Mr Zola Yeye.

 

SABC’s Head of Radio Marketing, Mr Siphelele Sixaso, was exuberant when he said, “These awards are indicative of the SABC’s dominance in South Africa’s radio landscape. It’s wonderful to have our fellow industry peers and competitors recognise this. This is a tremendous accolade to the hard working SABC radio teams who deliver on our mandate and touch the lives of millions of South Africans from all walks of life, every day. The performance of the SABC Radio brands at the Liberty Radio awards confirms that our brands are here to stay and chart the way forward for radio globally. The Liberty Radio awards also play a huge role in reaffirming to our clients and listeners that SABC is home to the country’s biggest radio brands”.

 

 

The Liberty Radio Awards aim to present a credible, well-judged and transparent programme that promotes and recognises excellence in radio, with the objective of ensuring that radio remains one of South Africa’s leading media choices. The awards are about rewarding those individuals and organisations who combine talent, hard work and skill to ensure that their listeners are compelled and it is important for the SABC to be part of it.

 

SABC WINNERS AT THE LIBERTY RADIO AWARDS AND CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

Weekend Breakfast Show:

Umhlobo Wenene – Ibuzwa Kwabaphambili

Afternoon Drive Show:

TruFM- Tru Afternoon

Breakfast Presenter: PBS

Thobela FM- Nkgadimeng Kekana

Station of the Year PBS:

Umhlobo Wenene

My Station Listeners Choice:

Radio 2000

Station Imaging:

Umhlobo Wenene

Promotions Stunt/ Event: PBS

Ukhozi FM- Vuka Mzansi Breakfast Show

Music Show: PBS

Umhlobo Wenene- Ikwayala Eziphambili

Night-Time Show: PBS

Radio 2000- Talk on 2000

Traffic Presenter: Combined

5FM- Ms Cosmo

News Reader: PBS

SAFM- Nomsa Mdhluli

 

Daytime Show: PBS

Umhlobo Wenene- SJL (Sijik’ Langa)

Community Project: PBS

Thobela FM-Ex-convicts Empowerment

Bright Stars:

TruFM- Lwazi Mpofu

Drama Programme: Combined All

RSG- Bloedlyn

Afternoon Drive Presenter: PBS

Ligwalagwala FM – Dumisa ‘Dj Shabbisto’ Mavuso

News and Actuality Show: PBS

Lotus FM- Walk the Talk with Alan Khan

Sports Show: PBS

SAFM- Disappointment for Blitzboks in Rio

Content Producer: PBS

Umhlobo Wenene- Mpumelelo Mali

Hall of Fame:

Rev Nomathamsanqa Rweqana

Mr Fakir Hassen

Mr Zola Yeye

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POWER 98.7 bags six at the Liberty Radio Awards

Posted by radio On April - 24 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Gauteng’s newest talk radio station, POWER 98.7 dominated the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards by collecting the highest number of awards for any commercial radio station in South Africa. At a classy ceremony in Sandton, the three-year old newcomer was the talk of the night after scooping six awards in key categories, upstaging more established and older competition. POWER Drive, which was previously hosted by Thabiso Tema and produced by Neo Leeuw won Best Afternoon Drive Show, while POWER Talk, hosted by Iman Rappetti and produced by Mava Kuselo won Best Day Time Show.

 

“Thabiso and Neo delivered a brilliant product all through 2016 and this prompted us to move Thabiso to host POWER Breakfast in 2017, a move that has now been vindicated even by those outside of POWER House. Iman is away on a short holiday in the US, after stepping down from here television role and we were on the phone with her as soon as she and Mava were announced. She was very excited to win her first award in radio. She is in love with radio and radio is in love with Iman, so I’m certain there will be many more such awards for her and her partner Mava” says Andile Khumalo, Managing Director of POWER 98.7

 

The popular weekly sports show, POWER Sports Extra, hosted by the SAB Sports Journalist of the Year 2016, Thabiso Mosia and produced by Katlego Modiba won Best Sports Show, against some very tough and established competition.

 

“If you consider that POWER Sports Extra which airs once a week, on a Friday afternoon was in competition with daily shows from some of the biggest commercial radio stations throughout South Africa, you can’t help but be proud of this winning combination of Thabiso and Katlego. Their success bodes well not just for POWER 98.7 but the broader MSG Afrika group, especially with the launch of the two additional stations in the Eastern Cape and Free State – an opportunity I am confident the two of them will grab with both hands” added Khumalo.

Another highlight of the evening was the announcement of POWER 98.7 winning the Best Station Imaging Award, which was duly collected by Head of Production at POWER House, Linda Manganye. The award represents the full on air identity and personality of the radio station. The POWER Update, presented by Jeremy Maggs and produced by Neo Leeuw scooped the Best News and Actuality Show. In addition to the show awards, Neo Leeuw also won the hotly contested Best Content Producer award for POWER Update.

 

“There is not a single person at POWER House who is surprised by young Neo Leeuw’s success at the radio awards this year. Her work ethic is second to none. She is constantly pushing boundaries and wanting only the best of her work going on air. She deserves all these accolades and we are very proud of her” concluded Khumalo.

 

 

The full list of POWER 98.7 winners:

 

Best Commercial Drive Show POWER Drive
Best Commercial Day Show POWER Talk
Best Commercial Sports Show POWER Sport Extra
Best Station Imaging Award POWER 98.7
Best News and Actuality Show POWER Update
Best Content Producer Neo Leeuw

 

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Liberty Radio Awards – and the Winners are…

Posted by radio On April - 23 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The flame of excellence in the radio industry burned especially bright last night at the Sandton Convention Centre when the winners of the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards were announced. The Awards programme celebrates and acknowledges excellence in radio and brings the entire industry together for a night of celebration.

“Radio plays a critical role in the lives of almost 94% of all South Africans – it is their primary source of information and entertainment – sponsoring these awards enables us to contribute towards raising the standard of radio broadcasting, ultimately resulting in stations providing more compelling fare for their listeners,” says Sydney Mbhele, Chief Marketing Officer of Liberty. “This, in turn, leads to better dissemination of valuable knowledge that empowers listeners with vital information; we trust that building on the successes of the radio industry will help us on building on our successes as a society – which is one of Liberty’s core values.”

 

“I was particularly pleased with the number of entries that we received,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “Thanks to Liberty’s foresight in sponsoring the awards, radio stations and personalities have a platform to benchmark their performance and to strive to meet higher standards of excellence in their craft. The quality and depth of entries was remarkable and the adjudicators had a difficult time sorting out the best of the best, all of which bodes well for the future of radio.”

 

John Robbie, who hung up his headphones at 702 after a distinguished career spanning 30 years with the station, was presented with a Lifetime Achiever Award. Robbie’s career and his achievements paved the way for many broadcasters to follow and the Lifetime Achiever Award is a fitting tribute to his outstanding contribution to the radio industry.

Please click here for a list of the respective category finalists and winners: (Winners in bold type).

 

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Fasten your seat belt, check your rear-view mirror, and prepare for a cruise into the heart of Mzansi’s motoring culture. This May, Mzansi Magic wil launch an exciting motoring show, titled Change Down, fuelled by BP, which is revving up to hit the screens every week.

Hosted by comedian Skhumba and Boity Thulo, viewers should gear up for a weekly adventure that will take them across the country, showcasing the flavour of South African motoring, from ekasi to the suburbs, featuring entry level to luxury cars. Renowned South African motoring gurus will also be on-board, to provide expert reviews and insights on the best car for the typical consumer.

 

The show’s also lined up an exciting competition and some great prizes: a pimped up BMW Gusheshe, a brand-new Audi A3, an all-expenses paid holiday, as well as a chance to be on the show and race against your favourite celebrity. Competition details will be available on the BP Southern Africa and the Change Down Facebook pages.

 

The 13-episode motoring lifestyle show will authentically showcase the pros & cons of all types of vehicles, from entry level (starter packs) to luxury cars. The show will feature information segments with useful tips which enable consumers to make informed choices when purchasing a vehicle. Segments featured will include:

 

  • The guru inserts – what to look for when buying a second-hand car/driving in heels;

 

  • The hotness test – which entry level car attracts the most fans;

 

  • Car wash review – a review by the car washers on what cars they love washing the most;

 

  • The celeb lap – various South African celebrities will race against a randomly selected viewer on a race track;

 

  • Fuel that helps you drive longer – tips on using high premium fuel, and understanding on the importance of keeping your engine running at its optimal level.

 

“BP is proud to be a part of such an exciting and fresh take on a car show. South Africans naturally love cars, however they are not always aware of ways they can improve engine performance and fuel efficiency. By the end of the season fans will have learned a great deal about cars, including how to get better fuel economy and performance,” says Tebogo Mekoa, Head of Marketing at BP South Africa.

 

M-Net’s Head of Reality for Local Entertainment Channels, Sphumelele Sibeko added to the sentiment by saying, “One thing we know about our audiences is that they love cars, and all that goes with the lifestyle. The great appeal in Change Down is that it entertains while informing, with a touch of glamour, humour and pace – a great compliment to our entertainment offering, which viewers are sure to tune in for each week.”

 

Catch Change Down from Monday, 1 May at 7PM only on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161).

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