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SAfm announces new line-up

Posted by radio On April - 11 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS
SAfm remains a radio station with the largest footprint in South Africa, and it is important to refresh, strengthen and rotate talent to ensure maximum output. The station believes its existing talent and with the augmentation of new personalities, it will remain relevant and ultimately deliver on audience numbers.
The new line-up presents much needed rotation of talent within, and we are excited to announce Stephen Grootes, Ernest Pillay, and Thabiso Mosia as new presenters joining the SAfm Family!
 
 
From Monday, the 09th of April 2018, listeners can look forward to the #SAfmSunrise with Stephen Grootes from 06:00-09:00 weekdays. The show promises to be hard-hitting, informative, and will ease audiences into the day ahead.  Following that is no stranger to the station Bongi Gwala, on The Talking Point from 09:00 – 12:00 with in depth discussions on days topical issues. Criselda Dudumashe brings her well rounded approach to daytime radio between 13:00 – 15:00 weekdays.
 
Ernest Pillay joins the SAfm family to present the afternoon show from 15:00 – 18:00. He brings to the show his wealth of experience as a seasoned presenter spanning over 25 years.
 
SAfm Market Update with Money web provides in-depth analysis on the business and topical economic news between 18:00 – 19:00. Thabiso Mosia kicks in from 19:00 – 20:00 with key sports matters of the day. Ashraf Garda will then unpack socio- political matters on Monday to Thursday from 20:00 – 22:00.
 
SAfm weekends will never be the same, now with more music and less talk presented by seasoned broadcasters such as Michelle Constant, Shado Twala, Rowena Baird and Ricky Stevens to list a few.
 
The station recognises the holistic pivotal role played by news and current affairs. The current affairs programmes will be presented by Tsepiso Makwetla delivering the morning instalment between 05h00 and 06h00 weekdays whilst  Sakina Kamwendo continues with in-depth discussions and breaking stories midday from 12h00-13h00. Elvis Presslin will present the weekend slots between 06h00-07h00.
 
“We invite South Africa to tune in on the 9th of April 2018 and enjoy what SAfm has to offer.  We wish all our  presenters the best and have no doubt that they will make a meaningful contribution to ensure that SAfm dominates the airwaves as a national talk radio station in South Africa”, Peter Mashamba, Acting Station Manager.
 
 
Below is the SAfm New On-Air Schedule
 
Monday – Friday
Time channel
Presenter
00:00-03:00
Stephen Kirker
03:00-05:00
Khanyi Magubane
05:00-06:00
Tsepiso Makwetla
06:00- 09:00
Stephen Grootes
Brad Brown (Sport)
09:00- 12:00
Bongi Gwala
12:00- 13:00
Sakina Kamwendo
13:00 – 15:00
Criselda Dudumashe
15:00 – 18:00
Ernest Pillay
Thabiso Mosia (Sport)
18:00- 19:00
Monday – Thursday
Moneyweb
19:00 – 20:00
Monday – Thursday
18:00 – 19:00 (Fridays)
Thabiso Mosia
20:00 – 22:00
Monday – Thursday
Ashraf Garda
22:00 – 00:00
Monday – Thursday
Naledi Moleo
19:00 – 21:00
Fridays
Lizette Khan
21:00 – 00:00
Fridays
Jon Gericke
Saturdays
Time channel
Presenter
00:00 – 03:00
Mandla Shongwe
03:00 – 06:00
Sidwell Mhlongo
06:00 – 07:00
Elvis Presslin
07:00 – 10:00
Michelle Constant
10:00- 13:00
Shado Twala
13:00 – 16:00
Rowena Baird
16:00 – 19:00
Ricky Stevens
19:00 – 21:00
Lizette Khan
21:00 – 00:00
Jon Gericke
 
Sundays
Time channel
Presenter
00:00 – 03:00
Mandla Shongwe
03:00 – 05:00
Sidwell Mhlongo
05:00 – 06:00
The Church Service
06:00 – 07:00
Elvis Presslin
07:00 – 10:00
Michelle Constant
10:00 – 13:00
Shado Twala
13:00- 16:00
Rowena Baird
16:00- 19:00
Ricky Stevens
19:00 – 20:00
Naye Lupondwana
20:00 – 21:00
Documentaries & Drama
21:00 – 00:00
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Established as a mechanism tosupport worthy women filmmakers from across Africa in order to contribute to correctingthe major imbalances within the industry, The Ladima Foundation, in partnershipwith ZIFF, DISCOP Zanzibar and Africa in Motion Film Festival (AiM), willpresent a variety of programs in Zanzibar from the 7th – 15thof July.

 

In order to further its aim of supportingwomen in a variety of roles within filmmaking, video production and relatedcontent development through a range of projects and interventions, The LadimaFoundation will once again present its flagship project, the Adiaha Award for BestDocumentary by an African Woman Filmmaker presented annually at the ZanzibarInternational Film Festival.

 

 

The Award carries with it a cashprize and in its second year will now also provide the winning film with theopportunity to be screened at the Africa in Motion Film Festival in Scotland.

 

 

The Africa in Motion FilmFestival’s founder, Lizelle Bisschoff will also be in attendance at ZIFF topresent, alongside well-known academic and writer Stefanie Van de Peer, aworkshopandselected film screenings on the theme of Africa’s Lost Classics: Histories ofAfrican Women in Film.

 

 

This half-day event will see thescreening for the first time in Africa oftwo lost classics that have been subtitled in English, restored and digitizedby AiM.  Mossane (Safi Faye, Senegal, 1996), and Fatma 75 (Selma Baccar, Tunisia, 1976)have hardly been seen or screened publically. Mossane is the last feature film by pioneering Senegalese filmmakerSafi Faye, and Fatma 75 was thefirst non-fiction film by a female Tunisian filmmaker, a feminist essay filmdocumenting strong female figures in the history of the country.

 

 

The Ladima Foundation will alsobe presenting a program at the inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar that will take placefrom the 11th – 13th July at the Hotel Verde.  The Ladima Foundation will present the WOMEN OF INFLUENCE CONVERSATION, which will bring together the most creative, iconic andculturally relevant women in Africa’s entertainment and media industry.

 

 

Additionally, Ladima will be sponsoring five young women in the industrywho are from East Africa to attend DISCOP Zanzibar 2018.

 

 

The Ladima Foundation is also working with the US Embassy in Dar esSalaam on the She Directs workshop series that will see a selection of youngEast African women filmmakers having the opportunity to hone their craft.

 

 

These projects reflect the core mission of the Ladima Foundation and itsstated key interventions, which include: professional training, educationalsupport, recognition, and networking and community. For more information: www.ladima.africawww.ziff.or.tzwww.discop.com

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eTV to air award winning Winnie documentary

Posted by radio On April - 10 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

eMedia is proud to bring Pascale Lamche’s award-winning documentary Winnie to the small screen this week.

This illuminating work brings fresh perspective and insight into the life of the anti-apartheid activist and human rights advocate Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

 

The documentary won a Sundance Award in 2017.

 

 

Winnie explores Mandikizela-Mandela’s contribution to the struggle against apartheid from inside the country and includes interviews with Madikizela-Mandela herself, those who were closest to her, and those who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to shake up the order of things.

 

 

 

“With acquisition of the rights to Winnie, the eMedia Group is proud to contribute to the collective understanding of our history, as we continue to do every day in our various media properties,”  says eMedia Holdings CEO says Andre van der Veen.

“We are particularly excited to be able to offer this award-winning production to our OpenView viewers as part of our commitment to bringing high-quality content to our free-to-air satellite platform. We have also made a library of our key Winnie Mandela interviews and stories available on our YouTube channel so that our viewers are able to watch these enlightening interviews at their convenience.”

 

Mapi Mhlangu, MD and editor-in-chief of eNCA says:”In South Africa we have lived through turbulent times, and coming to terms with that history is often difficult. The passage of time often distorts as much as it allows for better insight into the past.  Making sense of that past remains absolutely key to imagining a better future, though. In that spirit we hope that this documentary will help many South Africans confirm what they already know, gain new insight into what they have long believed about our collective history, but also, to help inform how we remember someone as important to our history as Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela Mandela.

 

 

“The life of this singular woman is indeed humbling, and holds many lessons for those of us who have benefited from her work over her long life,” says Mhlangu.

 

Marlon Davids, e.tv’s head of channels, says: “We look forward to scheduling Winnieon e.tv and on Openview to enable South Africans to see this excellent film in their numbers.”

 

 

Lamche’s account of the political life of Madikizela-Mandela includes fascinating archival footage, extensive interviews with her, her daughter Zindzi, and those who sought her downfall. Though firmly on the side of Winnie, this film nonetheless offers a unique perspective of recent South African history. In the process, it restores Madikizela-Mandela as a key figure in the liberation of South Africa.

 

 

The documentary will premiere on eNCA on Wednesday, 11 April, at 9pm, after which it will broadcast to all South Africans on e.tv and OpenView.

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9 Days to Go: JYDC Production

Posted by radio On April - 10 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Jozi Youth Dance Company (JYDC), presents their 4th annual production called Domaine, from 19 – 22 April 2018 at the Roodepoort Theatre.

Jozi Youth Dance Company is a one of its kind, platform for young dancers, exposing them to professional choreographers and dancers. They gain invaluable experience, performing to sold out audiences, preparing them for the cut-throat dance industry.

 

This is JYDC’s 4th season and promises to be one of their best yet. This year we present to you Domaine (translated from French, meaning “realms”).

 

Our dancers will involve the audience, taking them on a journey through different worlds, stepping seamlessly from one existence to the next.

 

Over the past 4 years, JYDC have welcomed young dancers from all over Gauteng in order to give them a platform to showcase their talent and inspire the next generation of professional dancers. Under the directorship of Jayd Swart, the company has grown, not only in number but also quality of dance.  “Young dancers need to be given the opportunity to show what they are capable of.  We train them in both technique and expression and motivate them to achieve new heights while preparing them for a future in dance” said Swart.

 

Domaine, the largest and most spectacular of shows produced by JYDC is guaranteed to set the stage on fire.  “This year, we have the most magnificent lineup of choreographers, each bringing their own distinct personality to the stage” said Swart.  Choreographers include, Shannon Glover, principle dancer from Johannesburg Ballet, Phume Sikhakhane and Kingsley Beukes, both cast members of Disney’s theatrical production of The Lion King currently performing in Asia, Evan Van Soest, professional dancer and choreographer, Cayley Hodson, resident choreographer of JYDC and Jayd Swart herself who is a well-established international contemporary dance choreographer.

 

As an added bonus, Bernice Silvius, ex-prima ballerina from Johannesburg ballet is training two young aspiring ballerinas, both pupils at Northcliff High School to perform a pas de deux from the famous Don Quixote with Conrad Nusser, principle dancer from Cape Town City Ballet and in true JYDC nature a student, Paige Sundelson, has been afforded the opportunity to choreograph a piece on her peers, also to be showcased in Domaine.

 

JYDC has opened up many doors for company members including a training tour to South-Korea in 2017.  This year, the production forms part of the Grahamstown National Arts Festival line-up.

For more information on the production, Domaine or auditions for the next season, please contact Jayd Swart on 076 213 8867 or e-mail jycontemp@gmail.com

 

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Now in its 10th year investing in tech entrepreneurs in Africa, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) (https://Meltwater.org) (www.MESTAfricaSummit.com) today announced the third MEST Africa Summit, which will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, June 18-20. Formerly the Africa Tech Summit, this year’s event will go Pan-African, bringing together top entrepreneurs, investors and executives from Africa, Silicon Valley and Europe, to network and discuss trends, challenges and opportunities affecting markets across the continent, under the theme The Year of the African Scaleup?

 

Following two successful events in Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria, this year’s Summit will take place in Cape Town, South Africa – the location of the third MEST incubator, which officially launched (https://goo.gl/LUP9aW) in November 2017.

 

 

MEST is also announcing the MEST Africa Challenge, a Pan-African pitch competition open April 1 in Nairobi, Lagos, Accra and Cape Town. The final pitch event for the competition will be held on Day 2 of the Summit and will include winners from each city’s regional event, which will be held in late April/early May. Details and application can be found at www.MESTAfricaSummit.com.

 

 

“We’re excited to bring together leading players in the tech and investment space from across the continent and the globe once again, this time in our new home in Cape Town,” MEST Managing Director Aaron Fu said. “The MEST Africa Summit serves as a meeting ground for Pan-African entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem partners, and this year looks to ignite discussion around the real challenges and opportunities businesses face when reaching scale, as the startup space in Africa continues to mature.”

 

 

Panel discussions during the Summit will feature expertise from leading African entrepreneurs, investors and executives, and will highlight those companies looking to scale to new African markets and the partners who can help them succeed. Topics include a debate over the best African country to start a business; a discussion of the latest fintech, agritech and blockchain innovations, why women code better, and more. Tickets are now available at Eventbrite.com (https://goo.gl/QUY4FS). Space is limited.

 

 

MEST is currently accepting applications for partners and speakers. Early sponsors include Merck (www.Merck.com) and MTN (www.MTN.co.za) and ecosystem partners AfricArena(http://AfricArena2017.com), SiMoDiSa (www.SiMoDiSa.org), Wesgro (www.Wesgro.co.za), Alpha Code (www.AlphaCode.club) and Silicon Cape (www.SiliconCape.com). Previous Summit partners include Samsung Business, AB Consulting, Google, Interpay, Agrivi, Interswitch, VC4Africa and more. Past speakers include Mitchell Elegbe of Interswitch, Jason Spindler of I-Dev, Funke Opeke of MainOne, Matt Flannery of Kiva, Iyin Aboyeji of Flutterwave, Angel Adelaja of Fresh Direct, Jason Njoku of iROKO, Tomi Davies of ABAN and more.

 

 

In November 2017, MEST launched incubator spaces in Lagos, Nigeria and Cape Town, South Africa, adding to its flagship incubator and training program in Accra, Ghana. Truly Pan-African, MEST also has a presence in Nairobi, Kenya and Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

 

 

Since its inception in 2008, the Meltwater Foundation has invested $20 million into the program, supporting aspiring African entrepreneurs through the training program and incubator. Now in its 10th year, nearly 300 individual entrepreneurs have graduated from the training program and over 50 tech companies have been launched via seed funding and mentorship from MEST. Three companies — Claimsync, AdGeek and messaging app Saya — have been acquired.

 

 

MEST entrepreneurs have developed solutions addressing local and global markets, received outside follow-on funding from global investors, and have gained admittance to top accelerator programs such as Y-Combinator, 500 Startups and TechStars. MEST entrepreneurs have also been selected by President Obama as representatives of the African business community at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.; have been named Mandela Washington Fellows, a flagship program of Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI); and have been selected for Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Africa

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Ogilvy make senior appointments

Posted by radio On April - 7 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Following the recent appointment of Alistair Mokoena as CEO, Ogilvy has spent some months finding just the right person to fill his previous position as MD of Ogilvy Johannesburg, where Alistair served for three years. We’re happy to announce that we have finally found her in Elouise Kelly!

Elouise strengthens our team in several ways, bringing experience, talent and the people skills needed to develop and communicate the streamlined, effective and well-aligned One Ogilvy offering we’re driving with Next Chapter. Next Chapter is Ogilvy’s strategic approach to the demands and realities of the Modern Marketing era.

 

With the ongoing emphasis on Delivery – Ogilvy’s approach to Operational and Execution Excellence – we are also delighted to announce the appointment of Tracey Edwards to drive this process in our organization as Chief Delivery Officer.

 

Elouise Kelly, Managing Director, Ogilvy Johannesburg

 

Elouise comes to Ogilvy with a wealth of experience as an award-winning marketer and with hands-on knowledge of growing brands, leading effective teams and driving communications, branding and business strategy in the media space.

 

As Head of Marketing at SABC, Elouise managed 25 SABC radio and TV brands, achieving 70% radio audience share and 58% TV audience share, as well as hitting a R6 billion commercial revenue target. She built brand loyalty and awareness through interactive marketing campaigns, leading a 130-person team. She reinvigorated the marketing division by reintroducing agency partners and devising a centralised electronic briefing system.

 

Elouise’s vast media experience includes time as CMO/VP of Marketing for ON Digital Media (TopTV), Head of Editorial (Africa) for MTV Networks Africa and Business Unit Director at Jupiter Drawing Room. As Senior Manager for Brand and Comms at MTN Irancell, she helped drive sales of 1,2 million subscribers in just one year into the Iranian market.

 

Elouise brings to Ogilvy her skills as a New Market Strategist, having revamped content and penetrated fresh markets for emerging brands. She also has deep awareness of digital and social strategies and driving audience engagement, from her time at SABC.

 

Elouise is perfectly equipped to drive Next Chapter at Ogilvy Johannesburg and to manage our strategy of aligned, effective delivery on client needs.

Tracey Edwards, Chief Delivery Officer

 

Tracey has long been an integral part of the Ogilvy team. She has worked in PR throughout her working career, including an early stint at Leo Burnett. She later moved to Red Nail as an Account Director before joining Ogilvy & Mather in 2001, also as an Account Director. She rose through the ranks of Account Management until she reached the position of Deputy Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg.

 

Tracey’s various portfolios have included clients like Coca-Cola, Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, Mondelez, Avis, Investec and Brand KFC.  She led the KFC Brand for 12 years before been promoted to Deputy MD. She also handled the acting MD role at Ogilvy Johannesburg following Alistair Mokoena’s promotion to CEO.

 

Tracey’s move into Delivery is indicative of the importance that Ogilvy worldwide is placing on this position and we’re excited to have a person of her ability to handle this critical responsibility

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From Friday, 13 April to Sunday, 22 April DStv Premium customers will experience an unprecedented cinematic journey with the M-Net Movies Marvel Studios Pop-Up Channel. This super-powered channel, which will be added to the already existing six M-Net Movies channels on DStv, will be available for ten days only on channel 109 and will feature 15 of the most pulsating films from the massively popular Marvel Studios franchise.

 

During these ten days, the M-Net Movies Marvel Studios Pop-Up Channel will run from 06:00 CAT to 00:00 daily. Each day of the week a film from the franchise, which has overlapping storylines, will be screened in chronological order, i.e. according to how the films were released in cinema. Starting with 2008’s Iron Man, viewers can revisit the stories of their beloved heroes all the way through to Spiderman: Homecoming, which will close the channel on Sunday 22, April.

 

 

“This channel is a special treat for the legions of Marvel fans—both old and new—who have enjoyed the live-action exploits of favourite Marvel Superheroes in films that express the unique vision and creativity of their filmmakers, and deliver thrilling action and visual spectacles with relatable characters,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “The timing of our M-Net Movies Marvels Studios Pop-Up Channel is also absolutely perfect with the franchise currently creating an incredible buzz worldwide”

 

 

The release of the recent Black Panther became the biggest film of all time in East, West and South Africa, showing that Marvel Studios is at the forefront of the comic-book-turned-action-pop-culture phenomenon. While the M-Net Movies Marvel Pop-Up channel will give DStv viewers the opportunity to enjoy more gems of the franchise, which has been ten years in the making, it also serves as a lead-up to the new Avengers: Infinity War which hits South African cinemas on Friday, 27 April 2018.

 

On top of the 15 feature films (see list below) there will also be programming linked to the behind the scenes of the movies, such as: United We Stand, Divided We FallThe Making of Captain America: Civil War; Guide to The Galaxy with James Gunn and more.

 

Additionally, avid fans of the blockbuster franchise will be treated to a range of documentaries offering incredible insight into the history of Marvel. These include: Marvel 75 Years From Pulp to Pop; From Asgard To Earth (Thor); Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years; Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of Iron Man 2 Rebuilding the Suit; Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe just to mention a few!

The fifteen Marvel Studios blockbusters on the channel are:

Iron Man (2008)

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Thor (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Avenges: Age of Ultron (2015)

Ant-Man (2015)

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Doctor Strange (2016)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

 

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The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) CEO Nothando Migogo has noted with deep concern, this past weekend’s media reports about the organisation’s distribution rules.

A sensational report by journalist Charl Blignaut in the City Press, sensationally headlined, “Gospel shocker: How black musicians got screwed”, raised several allegations, particularly around SAMRO member Ms Hlengiwe Mhlaba’s royalty pay-outs, SAMRO’s relationship with multinational publishers, and the matter of public domain works.

 

The report alleged that of the 90 songs collecting royalties through SAMRO on behalf of Ms Mhlaba, “24 were only paying out 16.7% of what was due to her”. It further said that, “the remaining 83.3% was, according to SAMRO’s own database, paid to a mysterious composer called ‘DP’”, and that “Mhlaba claims that in the course of 14 albums she has had well over R100, 000 taken by DP – on top of the millions SAMRO paid to [her former manager Sipho] Makhabane without her ever formally signing her rights over to him”.

Disappointingly, despite an extensive response to an equally lengthy query, SAMRO’s comments were largely overlooked by City Press, and this resulted in a news report containing several factual inaccuracies.

 

Firstly, it must be noted that ‘DP’ is not a person, but simply an internal system categorisation that is allocated to all public domain works. A musical work will be in the public domain if it never had copyright in the first place, or if the copyright has expired (which occurs 50 years after the death of the composer as per the Copyright Act).

 

“We requested Mr Blignaut to provide evidence of his calculations and allegation that SAMRO has allocated R2 billion to the ‘DP’ category, which he did not. Based on the information at my disposal, that figure is way off the mark. I have commissioned an exercise to get an accurate figure, which our board and membership of SAMRO will have access to within the week,” said Migogo.

 

Regarding the 16.7% Arrangement Rule – this deals with music arrangements of an existing musical work. The rules stipulate that where a composer creates an arrangement of an existing song, he or she receives 16.7% of the copyright in the arrangement. The balance goes to the composers of the original work because the presumption is that original work forms the basis – and thus lion’s share – of the new arrangement.

The songs in question, arranged by Ms Mhlaba, were in the public domain, which means there was no copyright accruing to the original composition which she was arranging. Therefore, according to the Arrangement Rule in force at SAMRO, Ms Mhlaba was allocated the 16.7%.

 

The remaining 83.3% is assigned the category ‘DP’, indicating that this portion is in the public domain and technically, this remaining 83.3% does not have a royalty attached to it.

Because SAMRO licenses its users, e.g. broadcasters, on a blanket basis (i.e. a predetermined amount to be paid out to all SAMRO-member works used by the user) and not on a per-song basis, it is evident that SAMRO does not specifically collect public domain/DP royalties.

 

The pre-determined licence fee offers the user indemnity against copyright claims. SAMRO then has to ensure that the fee received is divided equally against all the in-copyright musical works reported on the basis of airplay. Where some of the works reported are in the public domain, SAMRO then has to (during the internal royalty processing) find a way of removing those public domain works from the distribution pool. This is when they get categorised as DP, meaning they do not accrue any royalties. The royalties that would have accrued had the work been in copyright, are ring-fenced and distributed to all SAMRO member musical works that have been active in that year. There is no account or purse of royalties belonging to DP.

 

 

However, SAMRO also acknowledges that the redistribution policy of ‘DP’ categorised works may not be the best practice and, as part of its policy overhaul, is committed to reviewing and addressing this urgently, in consultation with its members. SAMRO also urges the DTI to urgently release the regulations on the copyright treatment of indigenous and traditional musical works.

 

Regarding the contractual relationship between Ms Mhlaba and Mr Makhabane, who are both SAMRO members a way forward was agreed upon, in writing by Mr Gilfillan, to ensure that the SAMRO rules are applied objectively. In instances where there was conduct which was not in line with the rules or it was found that one member benefited unduly at the expense of another member, this has been and will continue to be addressed. SAMRO takes the allegations of corruption seriously, and will take appropriate actions to ensure that the matter is resolved.

 

SAMRO also seeks to clarify the issue of its relationships with multinational publishers being blatantly untrue. It was reported that over half of SAMRO’s board is made up of multinational publishers, while in actual fact, only one board seat is occupied by a publisher that can be described as a multinational publisher. The SAMRO board can be viewed at http://www.samro.org.za/about.

 

SAMRO also notes that the good news of more royalty income remaining in the country was unreported. The listening patterns on radio have previously dictated that the majority of royalties in the past were paid to international rights holders. Encouragingly, though, it must be noted that in the last radio distribution (March 2018), a total of 6,907 local members earned either for the first time (over 2,000 were new earners) or increased their SAMRO earnings significantly, which means more royalties are staying in the country. In total, an increase of R24.2 million in local distributions was seen.

 

 

Finally, SAMRO welcomes the enquiry by the Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, this week and looks forward to engaging with all relevant departments of government on matters of copyright and growing the creative economy in South Africa. The winds of change with new executive management since July 2017 have brought many improvements and a commitment remains work with our members to further improve where necessary and possible.

 

 

It must be recorded that long before the weekend City Press story broke, SAMRO had long been working on reviewing the rules in question as part of a far wider policy review. This was because of the clear disharmony between some of our policies and the SAMRO we wish to see in the future.

 

 

SAMRO will be engaging in roundtable meetings with its members in our three major centres during the month of April, after which an Extraordinary General Meeting in June 2018 will be held and where new rules will be agreed upon. The dates, which have already been communicated to members, are as follows:

 

  • Cape Town – 10 April, 2018
  • Durban – 13 April, 2018
  • Johannesburg – 23 April, 2018

 

 

“A commitment to changing and evolving for the benefit of our members has been unequivocally made by our board and new executive management at its last AGM,” said Migogo. “Further, we are committed to ensuring that any wrongdoing in the past will be accounted for. We are committed to working with the relevant government departments to ensure SAMRO operates at the utmost levels of efficiency and transparency.”

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Two City Tour – Part of Dublin’s Euphoria ‘Mile High’ World Tour

#therapyeuphoria

Therapy Clubbing is proud to announce that they will be the official hosts of the international clubbing sensation EUPHORIA – as part of the Mile High World Tour taking place in 2018.

 

With two of the country’s top venues hosting the events, the EUPHORIA parties are scheduled to continue the legacy of this already world-famous party brand and bring top international DJ’s to our shores, including Dublin’s Matt Bogard and Dave Mladi as well as Therapy’s very own founding father, house legend, Stuart Hillary.

EUPHORIA DUBLIN is a Club night that was created in March 2014 in Dublin, Ireland.

A highly revered brand catering for the LGBTQ Community, each of the parties is a theme with a full production. The crew fly in on a regular basis and international DJ’s and greats as Tony Bruno, Ben Manson, Tommy  Love, Ana Paula, Danny Verde, Phil Romano, Fabio White, Pagano and Hector Fonseca have all played there.

 

The main aim of EUPHORIA is to put smiles on faces.  The Mile High World Tour will also visit London, Florence, Algarve, Lisbon and many others.  Therapy is incredibly excited to be part of this world-class party series this Autumn.

 

DJ SOUNDCLOUD LINKS

Matt Bogard https://soundcloud.com/search?q=matt%20bogard%20xtra

Dave Mladi  https://soundcloud.com/search?q=dave%20mladi%20-%20xtra%20party

 

A VIDEO link to one of the  parties that shows EUPHORIA in action:  https://vimeo.com/224906039

 

JHB

Featuring 2 Thumping Dancefloors, 2 International DJ’s, as well as the unstoppable Therapy residents in action.

Includes Hotbox Main Room inside the venue and a Therapy Lite Street Party

Where: Carfax Newtown, 39 Gwi Gwi Mrwebi Street, Newtown

When: Saturday 28 April

Time: 9PM – 4AM

Tickets: Early bird R140, Standard online R190, Door price R200 before 10pm, thereafter R220

Right of admission reserved: No under 18s, No Attitudes

 

CAPE TOWN

Featuring 2 international DJ’s as well as the inimitable Therapy resident DJ crew

Where: Pink Panther Night Club, 120 Strand Street, C.T. 8000

When: Thursday 26 April (Friday is Freedom Day)

Time: 9PM – 4AM

Tickets: Early bird R75 , Standard online R85 , Door price R90 before 10pm, thereafter R110

Right of admission reserved: No under 18s, No Attitudes

 

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YFM, was introduced 20 years ago into the South African media landscape as the official platform for the voice of youth in Gauteng. The platform has always been synonymous with trendsetting in urban youth culture, developing and nurturing talent that have become icons in the eyes of young people and beyond.

 

 

YFM recognises that in the last two decades, the South African landscape has drastically changed and with it, the media landscape and youth culture have evolved. Being a station that caters for the young at heart, YFM understands that the market needs to be catered to in a new dynamic way and we are evolving to serve that purpose.

Young people in the country are now experiencing different challenges from 20 years ago. They are finding it difficult to be heard as individuals, to define who they are, to fully believe in their abilities and reach their full potential.

Remembering that the youth of the country have changed the past to define the present, YFM believes that young people remain the key to defining the future.

 

“Our listeners need to believe that they can change their immediate circumstances, their perceptions of themselves and revel in their ability to stand out. They are more powerful than they know and YFM fully understands this”, says newly appointed Managing Director, Haseena Cassim.

 

This belief is what has led to the station’s vision and mantra for the year to BElieve in YOUrself – #BEYOU.

In executing our belief and vision for YFM and young people, YFM’s Programming Manager, Tumelo Diaho-Monaheng has lined up the personalities that will represent, lead and entertain our audience, while continuing to break new music.

 

Following the reshuffle in October 2017, Y Mornings will continue to be hosted by the ever-entertaining DJ Ankletap from 05:00 to 09:00;

 

The passionate Khutso Theledi will follow breakfast from 09:00 to 12:00 with Krunch ‘till Lunch;

Lunch will be served from 12:00 to 15:00 weekdays by the talented and energetic Nia Brown on the Nia Brown Shakedown;

DJ Sabby takes you home with The Best Drive from 15:00 to 19:00, with YTKO being extended for an extra 20 minutes from 18:00;

YFM is excited to welcome a new breed of dynamism in the form of Cape Town born Carissa Cupido, who will host Run This Town from 19:00 -22:00 Monday to Thursday;

 

The slot that excites the station the most, is the introduction of Y Talks hosted by award winning Debater, Oliver Dickson, on Tuesday nights from 22:00 to 24:00. Y Talks is the official platform that gives the “Voice to Young People”, which will address all topical discussions relevant to the audience.

 

 

 

“The refreshed line-up, launching on 3 April 2018, is a representation of the leading, inspiring and relevant voices of young people in the country. The content will be curated by young people who share the same environments as the audience they engage with.” says Diaho-Monaheng. Our invitation to the audience is “come to us as you are, we are in the same headspace as you. There is no judgement; this is the only place that you will totally be free to express yourself. Believe in yourself. Be you!” he adds.

 

 

Lastly, the station bids farewell to Smash Afrika, Melo Maoka and DJ @Large. The Station wishes them well on their future ventures.

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