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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (‘the Authority’) hereby notifies all stakeholders, particularly communities with an interest in applying for community sound broadcasting service licences that the Authority has issued a notice of a moratorium in respect of such applications as well as applications for radio frequency spectrum licences for the purposes of providing a community sound broadcasting service.

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In the government gazette published on 22 September 2015, the Authority stated that the imposition of the moratorium was necessitated by the following:

 

  1. Scarcity of analogue radio frequencies

 

  1. The current review of licensing processes and procedure regulations wherein the Authority intends to process registrations for community sound broadcasting services in two (2) intervals per year

 

  1. The Authority’s intention to develop a new regulatory framework for community broadcasting during the 2016/17 financial year

 

It should be noted that the moratorium does not apply to pending registrations currently before the Authority and applications already approved but not issued with community sound broadcasting licences.

 

The Authority will issue a formal notice and communicate its decision to lift the moratorium once all processes have been completed and it is ready for licensing.

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SAfm Wins A BASA AWARD

Posted by radio On September - 25 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

SAfm has won the  BASA Media Sponsorship Award for the inaugural SAfm Playwriting Competition. The 18th BASA Awards were held at the Constitutional Court last night and the awards were handed out by the Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mhtethwa and the Chairman of the BASA Board of Directors, Kwanele Gumbi.  The Minister congratulated SAfm for a job well done, while the Chairman of BASA said that he was pleased to note that SAfm wasn’t just “all talk” and that we were playing our part in furthering the Arts in South Africa.

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Drama is part of the SAfm mandate and ICASA license conditions and is something we are obliged to do. However, it is something that Julia Ann Malone our Executive Producer for Drama,  does with passion and dedication because we believe that it is a form of radio that can make a difference to people’s lives and perceptions.  We are a nation of story-tellers and the SAfm Playwriting Competition is just another way that we are providing a platform for the telling of the stories that make up the rich tapestry of the country. The competition’s objectives include the unearthing of new writing talent and the encouragement of the use of radio as a means of expression.

 

The competition exceeded all expectations in receiving over 300 entries and apart from the 3 prize-winning plays, it yielded more than 30 other new plays ready for broadcast. They are currently on air.

 

SAfm are currently putting the finishing touches to the 2nd edition of the competition that will be launched soon.

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C4U heads to North West

Posted by radio On July - 21 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Career Expo: Come explore and interact with TOP tertiary institutions, companies and prospective employers

 

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The prospect of a career choice is an issue that touches every young learner, organization, community and our economy profoundly. As is, the majority of our learners spend more time deciding what cars, phone, and clothes to buy than choosing a career. Could this be that career decision making is hard work or that our learners have difficult time accessing information about tertiary studies and career options available? If our learners make informed choices they are less likely to experience some of the consequences of poor choices or ineffective career guidance such as tertiary institutions drop out, late tertiary applications, unemployable youth market, completing a degree that one has no interest in, indecisive labour force market or unhappy workforce.

In order to help facilitate our young learners’ transition to tertiary and to the working world, Careers For A Powerful You Pty Ltd (C4U) has, since the beginning of the year, embarked on a journey throughout townships and rural areas in South Africa and now going to Mahikeng in the North West province to create a platform where our young learners access resources, opportunities, and sound advice from professionals to unlock their full potential and make informed decisions about their career path.

 

For our young learners – the Career expo is a platform to meet and interact with a wide variety of organizations in one location, in one day. This interaction allows them to tap into opportunities available within these organizations. Also, it is a platform where learners are proactive and search for solutions with regard to careers and challenges they currently face. Our core focus is to encourage innovation and creativity and produce sustainable development within our economy and community. We have identified the following as challenges that lie ahead for our learners: admissions, financial aid, earning extra income, opportunity identification, unemployment, how to start up a business, sound advice and questions about their future.

 

For our exhibitors – the career expo is a vibrant and revitalized platform for the public and the private sectors to profile themselves as employers of choice. This is an opportunity to meet with learners from various schools in and around Mahikeng. It also presents an unmatched opportunity for talent finders to promote their organisations and compete for the best available pool of talent and connect directly with potential employees, bursary recipients, provide employment and career information.

C4U is a member of the Shanduka Black Umbrellas programme which is an initiative to support and mentor black entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses.

As a mobile career consulting firm, we specialize in career development within township and rural areas. This is done through educational and career events, publications and CSI Projects. Our mission is to empower our ‘future leaders’ in rural and township areas and to ensure equal access of information and resources. We connect young learners with educators, marketers, companies and mentors to create quality career and learning exposure.

For more information on how to be a part of this initiative, please contact:

 

Contact: Event Manager

Company Name: Careers For A Powerful You PTY LTD Location: Mmabatho Civic Centre

Date: 30 July 2015

Physical Address: James Moroka Drive, Mmabatho, 2735

Telephone: 010 590 5555/ 073 481 8510 Time: 08h00 to 15h00

Website: www.c4you.co.za

Email Address: sedzani@c4you.co.za

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Wits Media Certificate to start soon

Posted by radio On May - 28 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Navigate challenges in print, radio, television and online newsrooms

wjsOnly one week left until the start of the Wits Media Management Certificate. The short course aims to equip managers with the skills and knowledge to navigate the ever-changing business of media.

Targeted at mid-level managers or potential managers with three years’ working experience, the short course is split into two modules.  The first module introduces participants to management principles while the second focuses on the implementation of these principles.
The course content is as follows:

Module 1

  • Basic principles of management
  • The Media landscape
  • Managing in the 21st Century: creating an organisational culture for change
  • Principles of management v leadership
  • Human resource management: people & performance management
  • Introduction to marketing, advertising and the changing business model
  • Media ethics – creating an ethical framework for media
  • Finance for non-financial managers A
  • Strategic thinking & planning
  • How mobile is changing the media landscape
  • The modern media manager: building a profile in an online era
  • The future of media and challenges for innovation

Module 2

  • Human resource management: strategy, policy making, legislation & reporting
  • Finance for non-financial managers B
  • Fresh perspective on the advertising industry
  • Gender dynamics in the newsroom
  • Introduction to new media products
  • Presentation skills
  • Content and advertising across multiple platforms

Lectures are held at the Wits School of Journalism with top lecturers, guest presenters and speakers presenting on a wide range of management challenges in print, radio, television and online newsrooms. They include Caxton Professor of Journalism and Media Studies and director of Journalism Programme at Wits University, Anton Harber, senior lecturer in Finance and Accounting at Wits Business School, Dr Thabang MokoaleliMokoteli, former Saturday Star editor Paula Fray and former SABC chairperson KanyiMkonza.

The certificate is a NQF8 level qualification equivalent to an Honours degree. Candidates accepted into the BA Honours programme can get credit for the certificate.

The course costs R10 000 per participant which is payable in advance to Wits University.

Course dates:

Module 1 – 1 June to 12 June, 2015

Module 2 – 13 July to 17 July, 2015

Enquiries can be directed to Zanele Sabela on 011 325 5251 or zsabela@frayintermedia.com

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM (PDF), 48kb

 

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The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), celebrated Africa Month,  by extending the services of its 24-Hour News Channel, which is broadcast on the DStv platform on channel 404 into the rest of the continent.

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The channel was previously broadcast only in the SADC region and with this expansion it will enable 50 African countries to have access to the SABC’s 24-Hour News channel. The channel will feature a mixture of local and continental news stories to appeal to the wide range of audience which the channel will be serving.

 

The 24-Hour News channel was launched in August 2013, and over the past 18 months has made great strides in becoming a premier source of news and information for the SADC region. Broadcasting highlights thus far, include the coverage of the successful elections in Zambia, Lesotho and Nigeria, as well as the SADC Special Summit in Zimbabwe and the Pan African Parliament held in Johannesburg last week.

 

Mr. Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the Corporation’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) stated: “This development will assist the SABC in championing the voice of the continent, by telling African stories from an African perspective. It will also create a platform for South Africans to interact with their fellow African counterparts, by celebrating the continent’s achievements, showcasing opportunities and addressing challenges”.

 

He further said that: “With the country having recently experienced Xenophobia, as a public service broadcaster our role in dealing with this matter is to further expose our South African citizens to the lives of their fellow Africans as we are one. The extension of this news service will go a long way in fulfilling that objective and reinforcing Africa’s unity, commitment to peace, democracy and economic development”.

 

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International dance music group Drizabone will perform alongside local music acts Muzart, The Muffinz, Vusi Mashlasela and DJ Unathi Nkayi at the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank, which takes place at Waterfall Polo Estate in Midrand on Saturday, June 6.

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There will be a feast of entertainment as they join award winning Queen of Funk Chaka Khan and the legend of global dance music Louie Vega at South Africa’s biggest food and music extravaganza.

 

World-renowned, award-winning South African musician Vusi Mahlasela will grace the audience with his soothing voice as he shares our musical heritage through captivating songs. Affectionately referred to as “The Voice”, Mahlasela is sure to impress with classics like When You Come Back , Selang Mabele and much, much more.

 

DrizaBone is led by Billy April and Vincent Garcia who are best known for their successful remix of I Love Your Smile and the song Real Love. Muzart – with their fresh retro jazzy sound on house beats – consists of Rori Thandekiso and Tshegofatso Lehutso on vocals with Victor Chauke (keyboard), Nkanyiso Khanyile (DJ) and Sol Mosetle (guitar). SAMA nominated group The Muffinz, a quintet of four guitarists and a drummer, released their second acclaimed album Do What You Love earlier this year following on their critically acclaimed debut album Have You Heard?

 

Unathi Nkayi will pay tribute to the late Miriam Makeba, Brenda Fassie and Cape Verdean “Barefoot Diva” Cesária Évora during her set titled “Tribute to our African Queens”.

 

While there’s plenty of sizzling entertainment, there’s also an even bigger focus this year on food and all things culinary. The Delicious Restaurant will be hosted by Celebrity MasterChef SA judge Pete Goffe-Wood with food demonstrations by Food Network celebrity chefs Reza Mohammad, Siba and Jenny Morris.

 

So whether you are a foodie or a muso get your tickets and get ready for SA’s biggest food and music extravaganza. Tickets are now on sale from www.ticketpro.co.za.

 

General Access Tickets:

R450 per person

 

Delicious Lounge Tickets (Cashless environment)

R900 per person*

Includes the following:

  • Delicious Lounge NFC card to use within the lounge area
  • R150 loaded onto card to spend at bar
  • VIP Parking
  • VIP Entrance
  • VIP Bathrooms
  • Premium Bar
  • Air-conditioned luxury tented lounge
  • Viewing Deck

*No children will be allowed into the Delicious Lounge area unless they have a valid Delicious Lounge access ticket

 

Decadance Luxury Lounge

R3500 per person

Includes the following:

  • Entrance tickets into Delicious Festival
  • VIP Parking
  • Entrance into Decadance Luxury Lounge
  • VIP Luxury Lounge and Décor
  • Private viewing balconies in the lounge
  • Full upscale canapé and tasting menu for lunch and dinner menu options
  • Cheeseboard buffet
  • Tea and coffee
  • Private bespoke bar facilities
  • Full complimentary Premium Bar from 11am – 9pm
  • VIP toilet facilities
  • Plasma screens
  • Fully staffed facility including dedicated waitresses, hostesses, bar staff and senior management
  • Entertainment – local DJ’s to perform within lounge once concert ends

*No Under 18’s allowed into the Decadance Luxury Lounge area

 

 

Kids Access Tickets:

Kids under 12 @ R200 per child

Includes access to General Access areas and DStv Kids Zone

**No children will be allowed into the Delicious Lounge area unless they have a valid Delicious Lounge access ticket

 

The DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival presented by Nedbank, is held in proud association with Ticketpro, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, Virgin Atlantic, Castle Milk Stout, Kaya FM, Mitsubishi Motors and Gauteng Tourism.

 

 

Online links:

 

  • Websites: www.deliciousfestival.com & www.dstv.com/delicious
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeliciousFestivalSA
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeliciousFestSA
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C4U takes over Kagiso

Posted by radio On April - 30 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

The prospect of a career choice is an issue that touches every young learner, organization, community and our economy profoundly. As is, the majority of our learners spend more time deciding what cars, phone, and clothes to buy than choosing a career. Could this be that career decision making is hard work or that our learners have difficult time accessing information about tertiary studies and career options available?

 

If our learners make informed choices they are less likely to experience some of the consequences of poor choices or ineffective career guidance such as tertiary institutions drop out, late tertiary applications, unemployable youth market, completing a degree that one has no interest in, indecisive labour force market or unhappy workforce.

 

In order to help facilitate our young learners’ transition to tertiary and to the working world, Careers For A Powerful You Pty Ltd (C4U) has, since the beginning of the year, embarked on a journey throughout townships and rural areas in South Africa and now going to Kagiso in the Gauteng province to create a platform where our young learners access resources, opportunities, and sound advice from professionals to unlock their full potential and make informed decisions about their career path.

C4U

For our young learners – the Career expo is a platform to meet and interact with a wide variety of organizations in one location, in one day. This interaction allows them to tap into opportunities available within these organizations. Also, it is a platform where learners are proactive and search for solutions with regard to careers and challenges they currently face.

 

Our core focus is to encourage innovation and creativity and produce sustainable development within our economy and community. We have identified the following as challenges that lie ahead for our learners: admissions, financial aid, earning extra income, opportunity identification, unemployment, how to start up a business, sound advice and questions about their future.

 

For our exhibitors – the career expo is a vibrant and revitalized platform for the public and the private sectors to profile themselves as employers of choice. This is an opportunity to meet with learners from various schools in and around Kagiso. It also presents an unmatched opportunity for talent finders to promote their organisations and compete for the best available pool of talent and connect directly with potential employees, bursary recipients, provide employment and career information.

 

C4U is a member of the Shanduka Black Umbrellas programme which is an initiative to support and mentor black entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses. As a mobile career consulting firm, we specialize in career development within township and rural areas. This is done through educational and career events, publications and CSI

 

Projects. Our mission is to empower our ‘future leaders’ in rural and township areas and to ensure equal access of information and resources. We connect young learners with educators, marketers, companies and mentors to create quality career and learning exposure.

 

 

 

[Issued by: C4U]

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RADIO SUPPORTS AFRICA AGAINST EBOLA AND XENOPHOBIA WITH SPECIAL SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST OF WE ARE THE WORLD

At the 2015 MTN Radio Awards this past Saturday evening, the Africa Against Ebola and Xenophobia rendition of “We Are the World” was debuted. The song, featuring 180 Artists from across the continent of Africa carries a strong message against Xenophobia. It showcases a beautiful collaboration made possible when people from Africa work together.

 

In the spirit of presenting a united industry against Xenophobia, we would like as many broadcasters as possible to simultaneously play this song on Thursday 23 April at 07:45. Thereafter, please feel free to play the song whenever it suits your programme schedule.

 

Without being prescriptive, may we suggest a potential intro to the song as follows:

The following song is by a collaboration called Africa Against Ebola and Xenophobia. It features 180 Artists from across the African continent and is a demonstration of the beautiful music that Africans can make when we work together. Show your support for ending Xenophobia by using the twitter hashtag: #NoToXenophobia. Here’s “We Are the World”

The audio track is available at the following link: http://bit.ly/1GiezpS

The music video is available at the following link: http://bit.ly/1JaKSYJ

 

 

Credits:

  • Song Title: We are the World
  • Artists: Various – Africa Against Ebola
  • Publishing: Sony /ATV Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing
  • Producer: Lindelani Mkhize
  • Label: Content Connect Africa

 

[Issued by: MTNRadio Awards]

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Talib Sadik appointed CEO at Mediamark

Posted by radio On April - 20 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Kagiso Media announces the appointment of Talib Sadik as the new CEO of Mediamark, a specialist media solutions company which is owned by both Kagiso Media and Lagardère Active Radio International.

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Sadik will take up the position of Mediamark CEO with immediate effect. He has served as a Mediamark board member and has held numerous notable media positions including Group Financial Director at the SABC and Times Media Limited and Managing Director at New Africa Investments Limited (NAIL). Sadik, who is a qualified Chartered Accountant, has also completed an Advanced Management Programme at Insead in France. He brings with him extensive sales, business development and stakeholder management experience.

 

Kagiso Media Group CEO Mark Harris says, “Talib Sadik’s extensive resume speaks volumes. He has significant strategic, turnaround and corporate finance experience in knowledge-based, regulated, media and black empowerment companies.” Some of Sadik’s career highlights include co-leading an operational and financial turnaround at the SABC and participating in developing a strategy for a credible public broadcaster. He was a founding member of the National Film and Video Foundation and has served on a number of boards in a non-executive capacity.

 

Of his appointment Sadik says, “Having served on the Mediamark board I have a good understanding of the dynamic business that I’ll be leading. I look forward to working with the team at a time when the entire media landscape is going through transformative change.”

 

Kagiso Media Group CEO Mark Harris says, “Talib Sadik’s extensive resume speaks volumes. He has significant strategic, turnaround and corporate finance experience in knowledge-based, regulated, media and black empowerment companies.” Some of Sadik’s career highlights include co-leading an operational and financial turnaround at the SABC and participating in developing a strategy for a credible public broadcaster. He was a founding member of the National Film and Video Foundation and has served on a number of boards in a non-executive capacity.

 

Of his appointment Sadik says, “Having served on the Mediamark board I have a good understanding of the dynamic business that I’ll be leading. I look forward to working with the team at a time when the entire media landscape is going through transformative change.”

 

Andrew Manderstam Mediamark’s co-chairman and representative in South Africa of the company’s French partner Lagardère, has welcomed the appointment “I have worked on various projects with Talib Sadik and am delighted we have been able to secure the services of such a distinguished leader of industry”. Manderstam added that he will bring a new perspective at a time that the company is venturing into digital and television as well as consolidating its very successful radio sales operation.

 

The Chairman of Mediamark’s board, Werner Lindemann agrees, “We’re on a transformational journey at Mediamark. This includes creating a converged sales capability that can help customers leverage video and content marketing in combination with traditional platforms. On line video is the new black and I have confidence that Talib can lead the business through these exciting endeavours.”

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Simphiwe Dana Live at The Bassline

Posted by radio On April - 14 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Kaya FM & The Bassline proudly present 10 years of Simphiwe Dana Live at The Bassline on 25 April 2015.

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Simphiwe Dana will be celebrating her 10-year anniversary with a stunning performance held at the Bassline in Johannesburg on the 25th April 2015.

 

Kaya FM is honoured to be associated with Simphiwe’s illustrious 10 year music career. The station has been part of her journey since her debut album Zandisile.

Kaya FM played a significant role in giving her music air-play and in 2005 when Simphiwe won her first SAMA the radio station was there celebrating with her.

 

“The social activist within Simphiwe is what caught my attention many years ago when we first met.  She epitomises the Afropolitan women we strive to celebrate on a daily basis at Kaya FM.  Dana’s timeless music has a strong social awakening which will remain relevant and celebrated for many more years to come in South Africa” said Greg Maloka, Managing Director at Kaya FM.

 

Simphiwe Dana is delighted with the Kaya Fm media partnership and has chosen to return to The Bassline for a this commemorative event given that she first launched her platinum selling debut album at the venue a decade ago.

Simphiwe Dana will be performing material off her latest SAMAXXI Nominated album Firebrand (Best Female Artist and Best African Adult Album) as well as all time favourites.

 

“Music has allowed to me voice my opinions about the world I live in, and I am just truly grateful that the continent has been so receptive to my sound and story.  Kaya FM has always been a major supporter of my music.  Our brands are very similar in that we speak to the progressive, socially conscious citizen.” says Simphiwe Dana

 

Rising on the scene in 2004 with the release of her platinum-selling, award-winning debut Zandisile, Simphiwe Dana has firmly planted her place in the heart of South Africa’s Entertainment Industry.  Throughout her 10 year career in music, Simphiwe Dana has collected 6 South African Music Awards (SAMA), 2 METRO FM Music Awards (Best Female Artist and Best Contemporary Jazz), 1 Avo Session Award in Europe (alongside Elton John who received The Lifetime Achievement Avo Session Award), a Metropolitan Eastern Cape Arts and Culture Award and a Pan South African Language Award.

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