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Watch Minnie becoming Mrs Jones on Vuzu Amp

Posted by radio On September - 18 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Watch as Minnie Dlamini get’s married to Quinton Jones in Minnie Dlamini: Becoming Mrs Jones starting in October on Vuzu Amp.

 

TV personality, presenter and SA’s sweetheart Minnie Dlamini (or should we say Jones now?) is off the market thanks to hubby Quinton Jones.

 

 

 

You can have full access on the journey of her #BecomingMrsJones in Becoming Mrs Jones: Minnie Dlamini Wedding Special starting on Friday 13 October at 19:30 on Vuzu Amp.  Also available on DStv Now. 

 

 

About Becoming Mrs Jones 

It’s a three-part special which follows Minnie’s wedding planning process, the elaborate wardrobes, traditional and western cuisine, as the couple traverse South Africa in putting together their special occasion. Touching on the traditional wedding and finally culminating in the white wedding, fans will see the absolute beauty of the couple’s love and commitment to each other. Viewers will also be treated to snippets of Quinton’s proposal to Minnie.

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Cheryl Reddy appointed to Ogily PR Board

Posted by radio On September - 14 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Ogilvy Public Relations has announced the appointment of Cheryl Reddy to its board of directors. Reddy – who has been with the agency since 2011 – is currently a Business Director and lead for the agency’s corporate practice.

 

Reddy holds a BTech degree in Journalism and a Marketing Management diploma. She has 10 years of journalism experience, five of which were in the capacity of editor. She has solid experience in construction, mining, architecture consulting engineering and business journalism.

 

On being appointed to the board, Reddy says, “It affords me the opportunity to give my input into the entire business and deliver progress against our key strategic priorities. We are building an agency of the future and I am so proud to be part of the team making this happen”.

 

Managing Director of Ogilvy Public Relations, Joanna Oosthuizen, says, “I am extremely proud of Cheryl and I am confident that she will thrive as a board member. Her dedication to delivering to clients, mentoring and exceptional skill-set is testament to her earning her place on the board. She is a born leader and I wish her well in her new appointment”.

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Forbes Africa is the sixteenth local language edition of the highly successful Forbes magazine – renowned for exploiting various matters as well as many listed based on the level of global wealth and power

 

 

The ABN Group owners of the prestigious Forbes Africa and CNBC Africa platforms have recently appointed Peace Hyde as its new Head of Digital Media and Strategic Partnerships. Hyde will still be maintaining her current role as the West Africa Correspondent for the leading business publication but will also head up the new digital platform, www.ForbesAfrica.com and drive user and engagement as well as create ongoing partnerships with brands and affiliates to cement the dominance of the magazine which is the number 1 read business magazine amongst Africa’s affluent according to a recent Ipsos EMS Survey.

 

 

“The publishing game has changed dramatically in recent years. Forbes Africa has always had a passion for celebrating the people changing Africa and our new digital platform is in line with reaching that goal. The biggest trigger for the change we are experiencing is the imminent shift to digital. Companies like Forbes Africa who have already began investing in this direction as well as creating engaging content will have a competitive advantage and we are excited that this new medium will create a paradigm shift in the way our loyal readers consume content”, says Hyde.

 

 

Forbes Africa is the sixteenth local language edition of the highly successful Forbes magazine – renowned for exploiting various matters as well as many listed based on the level of global wealth and power, offering topics such as “The World’s Most Powerful People” Global High Performers” and “The World Billionaires”. Forbes Africa was launched in October 2011.

 

 

“The managing editor, Chris Bishop is the visionary behind the immensely successful brand that we all love today. In just 6 years, Chris has managed to create a platform that is not only aspirational but also highlights the success stories from the continent while still maintaining the glitz and glamour of the prestigious Forbes brand. Through his guidance the new digital platform will have the same strict editorial standard but now we are widening our scope across the African region to pull in more stories that impact the continent as well as exciting content”, says Hyde.

 

 

“Forbes Africa is now 6 years and with this major push towards digital media, the company is simply carving out strategies to make us ready for the future. We are proud to appoint Peace Hyde to this role to help drive engagement from our millennial audience onto the online platform”, says Frederic Van Devyver, Executive Director, CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa.

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DStv Premium subscribers: how to get free Showmax

Posted by radio On September - 13 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Having a DStv Premium account means getting Showmax at zero (to be clear, that’s nil, zilch, nada) additional cost. That means getting access to over 25 000 shows to watch on multiple devices from big screen TVs to phones, without paying anything extra.

Simply link your Showmax account to your DStv account – or sign up to Showmax if you haven’t already – and you’re good to go!

 

 

 

 

 

How do I add Showmax to my DStv account if I’m already a Showmax subscriber?

If you have a credit, cheque card or Paypal subscription, simply login to your Showmax account and change your payment method to “DStv add to account”. These are the steps:

  1. Go to www.showmax.com and sign in.
  2. Go to Manage Account and click on Manage Subscription.
  3. Select “DStv add to account” as your payment method.
  4. Sign in with your DStv login details (Connect ID) and accept the terms and conditions.
  5. Add Showmax to your DStv account.
  6. Start watching your favourite shows right now at www.showmax.com, through your connected Explora or using the Showmax app on phones and tablets!

Previous payment methods will automatically be cancelled. Debit orders, for example, will stop coming off your bank account once you’ve linked your Showmax to your DStv account.

 

How do I add Showmax to my DStv account if I’m not a Showmax subscriber?

  1. Go to www.showmax.com.
  2. Sign up to Showmax with your email address.
  3. Create a password.
  4. Choose “DStv add to account” as your payment method.
  5. Sign in with your DStv login details (Connect ID) and accept the terms and conditions.
  6. Add Showmax to your DStv account.
  7. Start watching your favourite shows right now at www.showmax.com, through your connected Explora or using the Showmax app on phones and tablets!

 

I’ve already added my Showmax account to another partner’s bill. Now what?!

  1. If your Showmax subscription is currently being billed through one of our partners (e.g. bank, cellphone network), you may not see all the normal payment options available to you on the Showmax website’s payment screen.
  2. To cancel this type of subscription, contact the company that is billing you for Showmax (we unfortunately do not have access to their billing systems).
  3. Once this is done, you will be able to see the full list of payment options available on the payment screen on the Showmax website. (This is where other partners that allow you to add Showmax to your billing with them will appear.)
  4. Choose “DStv add to account” to add Showmax to your DStv bill.
  5. Sign in with your DStv login details (Connect ID) and accept the terms and conditions.
  6. Add Showmax to your DStv account.
  7. Get watching!

 

What if I’m a DStv subscriber but don’t have an Explora?

Don’t worry – DStv Premium subscribers don’t need Exploras to enjoy the binge-fest that is Showmax. Simply follow the steps above (sign up and add Showmax to your DStv account) and then start watching on an internet-connected device. Watch on a smartphone or tablet by downloading the Showmax app – choose to stream or to download shows to watch offline later. Otherwise, access Showmax on the web browser of your computer or laptop. No Explora necessary!

 

What do I get with Showmax?

  • Over 25 000 of the best series episodes, movies, kids’ shows and documentaries, with more added every week!
  • Watch your favourite shows anywhere on your phone, tablet, laptop or TV. All you need is the internet.
  • Download the best shows to watch offline using the Showmax app on your phone or tablet. (Queues, flights and road trips will never be the same again.)
  • Watch on two different screens at the same time. Share Showmax with your loved ones.
  • Thousands of shows for the kids with Kids Profiles available for fun and safe viewing.

 

 

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Cape Town Film Market: Developing the Film Industry

Posted by radio On September - 12 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The Cape Town International Film Market & Festival will take place from October 12th – 21st 2017 at the V & A Waterfront, with a 4-day business to business event focused on increasing collaboration and supporting the efficiency and development of the film industry across Africa.

 

A unique business focused event,The Cape Town Film Market will see dozens of companies from the film industry participating in 4 days of discussions, networking and workshops all designed to support the growth of the industry, including its affiliate and support services.

 

The event will include an exhibition space, panel discussions, targeted workshops and networking opportunities that will enable film production companies to interact with the range of affiliate and support industries required for the growth of the sector. Government and associated City support agencies will also be part of this event with a focus on informing and educating producers on issues ranging from funding and tax incentives to permits and location opportunities.

 

Unlike any other film industryevent in the country, the Cape Town Film Market will be a multi-purpose event;a business development and sales opportunity for industry support businesses, anetworking event for all industry stakeholders, and an educational platformwhereby best practice information will be shared across a range ofcompetencies.

 

The event is aimed to encourage collaboration between Cape based companies, as well as to forge relationships across the country and the continent. The event will also create the space for networking between businesses, and between business and government in order to drive the growth of the industry, not just regionally, but across the entiresector. Promoting the Cape as the ideal location for international and local shoots will drive tourism, growth of the industry and overall economic improvement for all associated businesses across the industy.

 

To this end, the event issupported by the City of Cape Town, and Mayor Patricia de Lille has this to sayof the event, “City of CapeTown Executive Mayor Ms Patricia De Lille adds “The City of Cape Town is indeed proud of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival for making strides in developing the film industry inour city.

 

We are committed toenhancing this growth by positioning Cape Town as the film hub of Africa andsupporting the local film industry as it is a key job creator.

 

We are determined towork harder so that Cape Town can become even more globally competitive in thisimportant sector by creating an environment that attracts investment and moreinternational film productions.”

 

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival Marketing Director explains further, “the CTIFMF’s aim is to establish collaborative opportunities, discover new voices and to broaden their respective landscapes within which they conduct business – and Cape Town is the perfect setting for this. Cape Town is a brand in its own right, and its alignment with the CTIFMF adds a tremendous amount of credibility and stature to the global film industry brand we are in the process of building.”

 

Four days of speakers and discussions will provide invaluable information from industry organisations and government.

 

All industry stakeholders,including all support services such as logistics, location support andscouting, crew hire, equipment sales and rental, security, catering, transport,post-production, technology and software, and related services are invited to takepart by exhibiting their products and services in the official expo space.Further opportunities for these companies will include networking lounges,speaking opportunities, press conferences for product announcements and more.

 

All industry professionals arealso encouraged to attend the event to enjoy the benefits of the full speakerprogramme, workshop sessions, networking opportunities, and most of all to dobusiness.

 

The Cape Town Film Market will run alongside the Cape Town International Film Festival that will include film screenings from across the world and a complimentary schedule of discussions workshops with a Pan-African and international focus that delegates can also attend.

 

All exhibition and registration information can be found on the website: www.filmfestival.capetown or please email Donovan Winterburn: d.winterburn@hotmail.com

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TKZEE , Bongo Muffin reunite for Delicious Fest

Posted by radio On September - 12 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

It’s going to be fire on the DStv Delicious Festival stage as two of SA’s most loved bands Bongo Muffin and TKZee reunite for exclusive performances at the 2017 DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, brought to you by Liberty at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand.

TKZee will perform on Saturday 7 October and Bongo Maffin on Sunday 8 October.

 

The two groups will join an already impressive line-up of artists at the festival such as international heavyweights Common, Imagination featuring Leee John, Alexander O’Neal, Omar and Femi Kuti as well as local talent Hugh Masekela, Thandiswa Mazwai and Black Coffee.

 

In addition to Bongo Maffin and TKZee selecting their own material to perform, audiences will be invited to choose four songs to be performed by each band at the festival. You can also expect a live band for the TKZee performance:

 

TKZee

Who doesn’t remember the endless hits brought to us by this group made up of three school friends, Tokollo Tshabalala, Kabelo Mabalane and Zwai Bala. TKZee ignited the South African music scene in 1996, fast becoming the top-selling kwaito group in the country. Their first breakthrough hit, Palafala, sampled Joni Mitchell’s 1970 hit, Big Yellow Taxi, and sold more than 100,000 copies.

 

The three musicians didn’t shoot to fame by chance.  Classically trained Zwai was the first black member of the Drakensburg Boys Choir as well as the first black member of the Royal Music Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland. Tokollo started off his career in 1995, recording with kwaito artist, Mdu, while Kabelo was part of a music exchange programme in the United States.

 

Today, their sound is so much more than kwaito and incorporates hip-hop, classical, house and gospel beats that fuse into what is now known as “Guz” music.

 

Bongo Maffin

Bongo Maffin is known for its heady mix of kwaito, house, techno, rap, hip-hop, and reggae sounds – a highly successful blend that saw them win a South African Music Award for Best Kwaito Band in 1999 and “Best African Group” at the KORA All-African Award ceremonies in 2001.

 

Made up of Jah Seed, Thandiswa Mazwai, Stoan Seate and Speedy, the bank was formed by Zimbabwe-born musician and DJ, Appleseed (born Oscar Appleseed), in 1996. The band built up a solid fan base in South Africa before exploring the international music arena and gaining appreciation in France, England and Denmark.

 

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Showmax FREE for DStv Premium Subscribers

Posted by radio On September - 11 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

DStv Premium customers have something to celebrate – they will now get Showmax, worth R99 per month, at no charge. In addition to getting access to Showmax’s catalogue of more than 25 000 TV show episodes and movies via the DStv Explora decoder, DStv Premium customers will also be able to access Showmax via the DStv Now app, as well as their PC, laptop, mobile device, media player or smart TV.

 

“More and more customers are telling us they love to binge-watch boxsets on DStv Catch Up and Showmax. It’s the way the world is moving and that’s why we’re offering all our Premium customers Showmax, so they can enjoy this exceptional experience,” said Mark Rayner, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa.

 

DStv Premium customers already have the freshest local and international content first on DStv and can now get boxsets of previous seasons from Showmax. This is a great way to discover and watch a series from the very beginning – watching previous seasons on Showmax and then catching the latest season fresh on DStv.

 

Showmax is also home to new shows that can’t be seen anywhere else. Some of the series exclusive to Showmax include: The Young Pope, starring Jude Law and Diane Keaton; Taboo, starring Tom Hardy; Younger, about which Glamour Magazine said “nothing on TV has ever captured the Sex and the City vibe like Younger has”; Kingdom, MMA action drama starring Nick Jonas; and Class, Dr Who spinoff based at the Coal Hill School in London familiar to all Whovians.

 

Recent additions only on Showmax include Harlots, described by Variety as “Think Downton Abbey meets Game of Thrones” and TUT, starring Ben Kingsley. In October, the third season of Mr Robot will be added weekly, fresh from the US, and all seven season of Game of Thrones will also be available.

 

The Showmax subscription gives customers access to two concurrent streams on different devices, so parents can watch their shows on the big screen while the kids watch cartoons on their tablet. Showmax also gives customers the option to download up to 25 TV shows and movies to their smartphone or tablet for viewing later. It’s perfect for long road trips and flights.

 

To make accessing Showmax hassle-free, a link has been added to the DStv Now app. Premium customers can use up to four mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to access the DStv Now app.

 

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Xolani Gwala to take time Off-Air

Posted by radio On September - 8 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

This morning, 702 announced its popular Breakfast Show host will be taking time off as a result of a medical challenge. In a recorded voice message, played by the station, Xolani gave a personal update on his absence.

In the clip Xolani thanks his audience for the many messages they have sent enquiring about his wellbeing. He explains that the team of medical experts who are working with him are still assessing him and exploring treatment options, and indicates that he will give an update on his condition when he and his family, as well as his medical advisors are ready to.

 

Xolani added that, “In the meantime, we ask please for your understanding and that you respect our family’s right to privacy in this most challenging time.”

 

We completely support Xolani and his family’s request for time and space, and we know that 702 listeners will share our heartfelt wishes for his speedy recovery.

The breakfast show will be hosted by Stephen Grootes until further notice.

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54 countries in Africa are now united under a single, continent-wide domain name, staying true to the Oliver Tambo and Abuja Declarations of the 1990s
It is now possible to own an Internet address, or domain name, ending with .africa.

Already, more than 8000 of the continent’s and world’s biggest brands, businesses and individuals have registered for this exciting new Internet address.

 

Diverse organisations ranging from banks to media companies are registering .africa domain names. “Leading continental and international brands are snapping up .africa domain names because they recognise the importance of being associated with Africa’s bright future online. With many positive stories coming out of Africa, brands understand that .africa domain names are valuable virtual real estate,” says Lucky Masilela, CEO of the ZACR, the non-profit company tasked with administering the new .africa domain name on behalf of the continent.

 

54 countries in Africa are now united under a single, continent-wide domain name, staying true to the Oliver Tambo and Abuja Declarations of the 1990s. These written resolutions stated that ICT will be central to Africa’s future wellbeing and .africa is surely amongst the top African-led ICT initiatives of the last twenty years.

 

“Initiatives like .africa help harness the power of new technologies to solve old problems. .africa is unique in that it gives Africans an important sense of pride to help motivate them to achieve the very best for their continent and themselves. ZACR appeals to all Africans to take ownership of .africa, because it truly belongs to us all,” concludes Masilela.

 

.africa domain names are now available and anyone can register through companies listed here: http://Registry.Africa/registrars.

 

 

 

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Ireland Davenport Agency reboots

Posted by radio On September - 7 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Communications agency Ireland Davenport has launched into an exciting new phase as a fully representative, truly South African agency.

 

The fresh and ready Ireland Davenport has already secured blue-ribbon clients like Standard Bank (PBBSA division), Primedia and EWN, leveraging strong client relationships and relevant creative skills to produce authentically South African campaigns. The new clients join established ID clients Isuzu, Avis, Bliss Brands and Plascon.

 

As a young agency, ID has been recognised for its revolutionary impact in the industry since it commenced operations. ID has also long been known for visionary management and an entrepreneurial spirit, having snared the AdFocus 2014 Agency Leader of the Year award.

 

Ireland Davenport has recently been rated as a Level 1 BEE, 51% Black owned QSE, and the current executive management comprises Qingqile “WingWing” Mdlulwa as executive creative director, Brenda Khumalo, nee Mtshali, as executive client service director and Sharon Bergmann as chief financial officer. Mosidi Seretlo serves as non-executive chairman, and co-founder John Davenport stays on as an executive director.

 

Executive client services director Brenda Khumalo recently returned to Ireland Davenport, bringing a proven, 12-year industry track record with clients like Edcon and Vodacom, and a network of contacts across the industry.

 

Non-executive chairperson Mosidi Seretlo has worked in management at leading SA companies for more than 26 years. She started her career at Unilever, followed by a stint at SAB, where she was general manager of Hansa Pilsner. She joined Vodacom in 2013 as executive head of brand, then served as brand director until 2016. She now owns her own consulting company, in addition to her non-executive chairperson role.

 

Mdlulwa joins Ireland Davenport as a 21-year industry veteran, with his credentials as a creative innovator and a driver of change almost unmatched in South Africa.

“When the Ireland Davenport opportunity came, I was immediately interested,” he says. “I was thrilled to see the new dynamic taking shape and the commitment to real transformation. “

 

Brenda Khumalo hustled her way into the advertising industry in Durban, making contacts and soaking up knowledge as she became one of the most respected account directors in the game.

 

“I am greatly thankful for all the training and mentorship I received when I was starting out,” says Brenda. “This is why today ID puts such value on mentoring to drive the next phase of our industry development.”

“Transformation for us means identifying future leaders in the staff we hire, with preference for black females. We groom and incentivise them. People who believe in you sometimes see things you don’t see in yourself. That drives people’s confidence, and confidence drives the work.”

 

Soweto-raised Mdlulwa has been a mainstay of the creative industry and a trailblazer for black talent since his early work on Vodacom’s Yebo Gogo campaign. He also worked on Eskom’s Operation Khanyisa, recognised by the World Economic Forum as an inspirational social-issue campaign.

 

His other iconic campaigns have included Chicken Licken, True Love magazine and Toyota, en route to spells running his own agencies, being appointed chairman of the Loerie Awards, serving as a Cannes jury member and being D&AD jury foreman. Mdlulwa is also a past Financial Mail Adfocus New Broom award winner.

 

“Creating the quintessential South African agency starts here, now, at Ireland Davenport,” says Mdlulwa.

 

“I’m tired of defending advertising for issues like the stereotypical depiction of black people in ads. In most cases, we as black advertising professionals haven’t had the real power to change that.”

 

Now, as an empowered management team, Khumalo and Mdlulwa are able to craft culturally relevant campaigns, partnering with their clients and speaking truth to power in creating authentic campaigns that really matter to audiences.

“We as an industry have not even begun to scratch the surface of the magic that South African culture can give us,” says Mdlulwa.

 

“It’s not always easy to challenge the brief,” says Khumalo. “But in the end, clients appreciate it. It’s real talk, but that’s what they want from us – real, authentic, targeted work.

“We have great client relationships,” says Khumalo, recounting how some clients drop by the agency unannounced. “We had a client in here hot-desking the other day. That’s when you know you’ve got a good thing going!”

 

“This new phase feels amazing,” says Mdlulwa. “The agency is packed with young, energetic people who walk the talk.”

 

Ireland Davenport is refreshed, transformed and open for business, an authentic, relevant agency that’s in touch with the market, with the creative chops and the client-service experience to do brands justice.

 

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