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Anele Mdoda to host MySchool Dream School SA

Posted by radio On October - 16 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

What happens when you take 15 youths that have “dropped out” of school and give them a second chance?

And what happens if we create a “dream school”, with amazing celebrity teachers willing to share their knowledge and passion, and see if these learners can rediscover education in a whole new way?

 

 

The new reality TV series MySchool Dream School SA which premiered on M-Net and Mzansi Magic on Sunday, 13th October at 17:00pm aims to help us find answers to these critical questions. The series is a South African first and aims to rekindle a 21st century generation’s love for learning. The series will also be simulcast on M-Net101, M-Net HD, Mzansi Magic and M-Net Series Channel.

 

 

Running for 13 weeks, MySchool Dream School SA takes the format of a documentary reality show and tries to answer one question: Can we re-engage the unengaged? Fifteen learners who have dropped out, or who are in danger of dropping out, come together for a two-week period and spend their time with celebrity teachers and mentors, opening a door for them to have another chance to complete their high school education. In a country where the matric pass rate is less than 80% and the unemployment rate is 25.6%; it is crucial to for any child to get a decent education to give themselves a chance at a better life.

 

 

The cast is the face of young South Africa. Natasha (17, Mitchell’s Plain), Zama (18, Soweto), Trevor (16, Durban), Nisaa (16, Manenberg), Lihle (17, Khayelitsha), Waunita (17, Pretoria), Monique (18, Johannesburg), Simphiwe (16, Langa), Keagan (15, Kempton Park), Thandeka (17, Dobsonville), Tshepo (19, Soweto), Masi (17, Woodstock), Chenique (15, Hanover Park), Vincent (15, Cape Town) and Nuraan (15, Hanover Park) are struggling to complete their high school education and all have their own unique stories. When they get together for Dream School SA they have the opportunity to re-engage with their educational journey.

 

 

With the aim of inspiring young people MySchool Dream School SA has an impressive line-up of educators and celebrities. Hosted by Anele Mdoda, with Johan Volsteedt (recently retired from Grey College) as headmaster, the rest of the teaching ‘staff’ includes the likes of South African struggle hero Denis Goldberg, journalist and author Tim Butcher, Prof. Jonathan Jansen, Cobra’s coach Paul Adams, Freshly Ground’s Zolani Mahola, celebrity cook Karen Dudley, and Dance for All’s Philip Boyd. Covering all school subjects, and using cutting-edge iPad technology, MySchool Dream School SA focuses as much on the learner’s emotional well-being as on their academic education, with the daily involvement of a psychologist and also including subjects such as dance, cooking, and life skills.

 

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Eleni Giokos leaves eNCA

Posted by radio On October - 12 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

eNCA regrets to announce that news anchor Eleni Giokos will be leaving the channel.

Giokos was a rising star within the organisation having joined eNCA from CNBC Africa in 2011. However she will soon be joining Bloomberg TV Africa as an anchor working out of Johannesburg.

 

 

“We’re very sad Eleni is leaving us. She is a very popular member of the team and a true professional” says Group Head of eNCA, Patrick Conroy.

 

Giokos was destined to anchor a new business show on eNCA, but opted to join Bloomberg TV Africa after lengthy talks with both channels.

 

“I’m very torn about my decision. eNCA offered me a tremendous opportunity which sadly I’ve had to turn down. I had some of my best times as a broadcaster at eNCA. My bosses and my colleagues were always amazingly supportive and great to work with. I learnt so much from Patrick Conroy and working in such a professional environment. And so it is with a heavy heart that I find myself having to say goodbye.”

 

 

Giokos was an instant on screen success for eNCA anchoring live breaking news events such as the Nairobi terror attacks and the Oscar Pistorius saga in February.

 

Earlier this year legendary CNN business anchor, Richard Quest, agreed to co-host a show with her on eNCA.

 

 

“In the competitive world of 24 hour news your talent is always at risk of being poached. eNCA has become a recruitment ground for international networks and rival 24 hour news channels. We actually take it as a compliment. So it is with mixed feelings that we say goodbye to Eleni. We had hoped she would stay with us, however we are proud that she is held in such high regard by a major international broadcaster” says Conroy.

 

 

eNCA will announce her replacement in coming weeks.

[Source: eNCA]

 

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CNBC Africa premieres ‘Your Money Matters’

Posted by radio On October - 9 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Your Money Matters’ is the ultimate guide to sound personal finance and wealth accumulation and preservation.

 

The new personal finance series will premiere on CNBC Africa on Thursday, 10 October at 6:30pm (CAT) and is co-hosted by renowned personal finance experts which include the Executive Director at Galilleo Capital – Warren Ingram, the CEO of Foundation Family Wealth – Sunel Veldtman, and Director at Quaestor Wealth Management – Shaun Latter.

 

Boasting the best experts in the business sharing their insights in the A to Z of personal finance. This series will act as a guide to viewers seeking in-depth knowledge on how to manage, grow and preserve their wealth. Viewers will be armed with insights that go beyond the obvious, given our three hosts’ and weekly guest-hosts experience as financial planners, coaches and investment experts.

 

Every week, join our three personal finance experts on ‘Your Money Matters’, as they explore topics viewers will find pertinent and insightful, from tax and estate planning to making the best investing decisions given the current market conditions every Thursday at 6:30pm (CAT) only on CNBC Africa, channel 410 on DStv.

 

 

[Issued by: CNBC Africa]

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Cape Town TV add to local content on Dstv

Posted by radio On October - 9 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

On Thursday 10 October, Cape Town TV will join the ever-growing selection of regional and local content channels that have made DStv their platform of choice.

All DStv customers will be able to tune in to news and stories from the mother city on channel 263.

 

 

The addition of Cape Town TV will give DStv customers even more local and community stories from their own backyard. DStv is already the home of digital entertainment to a number of community television channels and a wide range of community radio stations, giving viewers across South Africa the opportunity to enjoy channels such as Tswane TV, Bay TV, Soweto TV and 1KZN.

 

 

“Joining the DStv platform gives us immediate access to more than 20 million viewers in more than 4,5 million DStv households”, says Cape Town TV  Station Manager, Karen Thorne. “Our funding as a community broadcaster is limited, joining the DStv family will enable us to access a larger audience and thus attract more advertising revenue. More funding means more stories from the Mother City.”

DStv already offers a large selection of local programmes on a range of local channels. These include all free to air channels such as SABC 1,2, 3 and ETV as well as channels that can be seen only on DStv – Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Music, Vuzu, Africa Magic and KykNET, to name a few.

 

 

 

Through these channels DStv brings its viewers local dramas, locally-produced movies, entertainment and educational programmes they can relate to. Many of these programmes have become runaway successes with a large following from an ever growing fan base.

 

 

“DStv has become a place where providers of television entertainment want to be. We welcome Cape Town TV to our family of channels. We are proud to be the carrier of some of the most popular local and international television entertainment brands. DStv offers our customer a one stop shop for their television entertainment needs in great digital quality,” said Collins Khumalo, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa.

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Forbes Woman Africa & Forbes Life Africa launch

Posted by radio On October - 7 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

ABN Publishing launched the highly anticipated Forbes Women Africa magazine in an exclusive cocktail gathering at Summer Place in Sandton on Tuesday, 1 October.  The event, sponsored by JT Foxx, hosted a number of esteemed guests which included Chairperson of Africa Fashion International, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe and her husband Patrice Motsepe.

 

Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, who is the first woman to be on the cover of Forbes Woman Africa said at the unveiling, “By launching Forbes Woman Africa, the magazine and its owners are not only supporting the theme of woman empowerment but have also realised the fundamental truth that there can’t be an ‘Africa Rising’ without woman rising.

From left – Sidarth Wahi - Project Director Forbes Africa, Chairperson of Africa Fashion International - Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Founder, Publisher and Vice-Chairman of the ABN Group - Rakesh Wahi

From left – Sidarth Wahi – Project Director Forbes Africa, Chairperson of Africa Fashion International – Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Founder, Publisher and Vice-Chairman of the ABN Group – Rakesh Wahi

 

“We are excited about this new magazine which will provide a platform for amazing women in Africa doing extraordinary work, be it in the economy, business, politics, art and culture. Forbes Woman Africa is a niche product sorely needed in the African market,” said Karima Brown, editor of Forbes Woman Africa. 

 

The event had all in attendance captivated with fashion designer Shweta Wahi and African Fashion International as they showcased their latest designer wear during the fashion show. During the launch of Forbes Woman Africa, the Forbes Africa team surprised guests with the auxiliary launch of the Forbes Life Africa magazine.  

 

Forbes Life Africa opens up a new platform for debate and expression on the rich stories of everything from lifestyle and sports to the arts. From cigar lounges in Nairobi and music for the masses to the millionaire as a consumer, the publication will highlight the continent’s wealth, youth, action and vitality.

[Issued by: CNBC Africa]

 

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The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and Multichoice noted with regret an exaggerated and shrewd newspaper article titled, ‘SABC could face R100m penalty’ published today on Business day.

 

The SABC and MultiChoice view this report as a major fraud as the article carries false details that the newspaper deem fit to be a credible story. It is appalling that the report says that the SABC has until Thursday, 03 October 2013 to launch its entertainment channel and this is not true.

 

There is an existing agreement between Multichoice and the SABC that clearly outlines each party’s contractual obligations, and the contract does not have any clause or provision where it is indicated that SABC will pay R100m if the SABC entertainment channel is not launched by Thursday. The contract does have time frames in which the SABC should launch, and that time has not lapsed as yet and it is imperative to note that the parties are at liberty to discuss further if there is a need to do so. At present the parties are discussing the details of the content that has to be carried on the entertainment channel. The final date of the launch will be announced once the discussions are complete.

 

Despite MultiChoice’s comment that they are fine with ‘delays’ if there were any, the publication still  continues with an alarming article even though the facts speaks for themselves.

 

It is in the interest of the SABC and Multichoice to present to the public good quality programming as opposed to that is rushed and of bad quality.

 

[Source: SABC]

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Top Trader returns – bigger and better with season 2

Posted by radio On September - 30 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

CNBC Africa, the continent’s largest finance and business television network, will premiere season two of its hit reality-competition television series, ‘TOP TRADER’, with eight contestants competing for a cash prize of R250 000! With its premier on Wednesday, 2 October at 9:30pm CAT, the series will conclude after 9 weeks with a one –hour long LIVE finale on 27 November 2013.  

 

In the first episode, the contestants and viewers will be introduced to two high profile industry experts who will be mentoring the contestants throughout the competition. They are: Gerhard Lampen, Head of Sanlam iTrade and Ian Cruickshanks, independent markets analyst. Guest mentors who will join them later in the series are Nerina Visser, head of Beta Solutions at Nedbank Capital, David Shapiro of Sasfin, and Warrick Selzer of Wealth Skills.

 

‘Top Trader 2013’ is bigger and better than the previous year. The drama and conflict between the differing personalities is amped up a notch in true reality style to attract an entirely new audience to CNBC Africa. This season is not only fun to watch, but also highly informative. The contestants will learn about different elements of trading which include risk analysis, technical analysis and more.  The competition is all about trading shares on the JSE Top 100, and the contestants will each have to manage a R1,000,000 virtual portfolio.

 

Contestants range in age from 19 to 41. They are: Mbuso Mehlomakulu; Tsholofelo Mojakgotle; Jason Goldstein; Johannes Malan; Xolile Mnisi; Ori Shushan; Colbert Chipotereke; Pule Moabi. Find out more about the contestants, the mentors and behind the scenes moments, by visiting the Top Trader website www.toptrader.tv . The interactive element will be much stronger this year. The Mentor lectures will be short inserts in the on air episodes, but the full lectures will be posted on the website. So if you want to learn about the markets and get the same information as the Contestants, this is your opportunity.

 

[Issued by: CNBC Africa]

 

 

 

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SABC response to Open View HD announcement

Posted by radio On September - 22 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) categorically refutes a statement made by the newly launched satellite television service, Open view HD where they claim that they will carry SABC television channels 1, 2 and 3 on their bouquet.

 

The SABC acknowledges the growing digital television broadcasting environment in the country, however the Open View HD pronouncement that SABC television channels will form part of their bouquet is not true, as the public service broadcaster does not have any agreement with the newly launched satellite television service.  

 

The public service broadcaster views this matter in a serious light, as the said satellite provider is misleading the public. It is imperative to note that the SABC and signal distributer SENTECH have reached an agreement to have SABC channels on a free-to-air basis on the SENTECH Universal Access Direct To Home satellite (DTH-S) platform by the end of September 2013. The corporation therefore appeals to Open View HD not to confuse the public, with false advertising of their services.

 

Mr. Hlaudi Motsoeneng, SABC Acting Chief Operations Officer (ACOO) said “As the SABC we are willing to give an ear to all possibilities that will see the public service broadcaster grow and change the lives of all South Africans, however we will not allow anyone to use the SABC’s name falsely to advance their business interest.” The SABC appeals to Open View HD to withdraw its statements and pronouncements immediately.  

 

The SABC reserves all its rights in this regard.

 

[Issued by: SABC]

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Southern African business game-changers applauded

Posted by radio On September - 21 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

The epic achievements of Southern Africa’s most iconic business players were celebrated at the Johnnie Walker Blue Label CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards, in a glittering ceremony that took place at Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre on the 19th of September.

 

The third and final regional round of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards, the Southern African ceremony celebrated the visionary businesspeople whose dynamism shaped the region’s business landscape in 2013. CNBC Africa will broadcast the ceremony on the network on 30th September at 10pm CAT.

 

The Entrepreneur of the Year category commended the indomitable spirit of Francis Grogan, the CEO of Zambeef, one of the largest integrated agri-businesses in Zambia. The two finalists also competing for the title included Jay Ramnundlall, the CEO of PC Training and Business College, and the Chairman of Regenesys Business School, Dr. Marko Saravanja.

 

The Young Business Leader of the Year category applauded dynamic game-changer, Rob Stokes, the CEO of Quirk, one of the fastest growing companies in the social media and digital marketing field. The category’s other contender was Ceaser Siwale, the CEO of Pangaea Holdings Limited.

 

Mizinga Melu took the title of Business Woman of the Year in the Southern African round, for her pioneering work as the CEO and Managing Director of National Bank of Commerce, Tanzania. Sylvia Banda, Managing Director and Owner of Sylva Food Solutions was this category’s other nominee.

 

First National Bank’s CEO, Michael Jordaan, was lauded as the Southern African Business Leader of the Year. The category’s runners-up were Roland Sassoon, CEO of Sasfin, and Francis Grogan of Zambeef.

 

The Southern Africa Lifetime Achievement Award honoured iconic business innovator, Dr. Richard Maponya, for his unparalleled contributions to African business as an entrepreneur, property developer and retail maverick.

 

Johnnie Walker Blue Label is proud to present Africa’s most prestigious business awards, which pay homage to those who continue to enhance Africa’s prominence on the global business stage, and consistently embody the revolutionary spirit of Johnnie Walker.

 

The Southern African winners of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards will now walk on to the finale to be hosted by Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, on the 8th of November, where all regional finalists from the Western, Eastern and Southern African rounds will compete for the ultimate business accolade in their respected fields.

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Forbes Woman Africa to launch 1 October

Posted by radio On September - 16 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

ABN Publishing will launch the highly anticipated Forbes Women Africa with the first issue available on shelf beginning October 2013.

 

This new monthly magazine is a pan-African publication that will navigate the world of business for women, with features on the latest trends in the corporate sector and how its architecture speaks to women. The magazine will profile the trailblazers, game changers and pioneers among the women involved in business, the economy of Africa and the world. In line with this, the magazine will also feature the wealthy, powerful and influential women in business whose impact is felt long after they have come and gone.

 

“Forbes Woman Africa follows the success of Forbes Africa,” says Founder and Vice Chairman of the ABN Group, Rakesh Wahi. “There are so many stories of success on the African continent that we will never be able to do justice to all the woman making a difference in the corporate world, which is the principal reason why I took the decision to have a separate magazine for women. We are looking forward to making this the most sought after business magazine for women on the continent,” says Wahi.

 

“We are excited about this new magazine which will provide a platform for amazing women in Africa doing extraordinary work, be it in the economy, business, politics, art and culture.  Forbes Woman Africa is a niche product sorely needed in the African market,” says Editor of Forbes Woman Africa, Karima Brown.

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