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“The biggest problem in the influencer marketing industry is a lack of trust. There’s no trust in the influencers that they actually care about the brands they’re promoting. There’s no trust that their followers are real.” – e-marketer

 

 

Influencer marketing is something that just about everyone in the advertising industry is talking about,with the issues of trust and authenticity often taking centre stage in this conversation.

However, there are only a few individuals in South Africa who have the kind of extensive first-hand campaign experience as one of South Africa’s top celebrities and influencers, Pearl Thusi.  Thusi can speak to the issue of trust from an influencer perspective based on her vast personal experience within the South African context.

 

A recent report from e-marketer spells out  the issue clearly, “The biggest problem in the influencer marketing industry is a lack of trust. There’s no trust in the influencers that they actually care about the brands they’re promoting. There’s no trust that their followers are real.”

 

To address this concern, and some of the other challenges facing both agencies and influencers, Thusi is part of the team that has recently launched the Humanz platform in South Africa. This software analyses, not only influencer profiles, but all of their followers too.  Using natural language processing and image recognition paired with artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning, to understand variables such as gender, age, interest, activity and previous mentions of specific brands, Humanz is a significant technological step-forward.

As an influencer, Thusi has experienced for herself how and why such a tool is needed and why the core values of of trust and authenticity are so central to the agency/ influencer relationship, as she explains, “my relationship with the product has to be authentic- there’s no price that can be placed on that.  I also only work with clients and agencies who understand and respect my worth. Its essential to know your market and the importance or having an organic, authentic relationship with the product. Its so obvious, we all know at this stage that people are getting paid, however, the authenticity should never be compromised. As a brand or an agency, you need to understand what you need communicated and then trust the influencer.”

 

The consumer market has matured, and as Thusi states, consumers are savvy enough to know influencers are being paid, meaning that more and more an influencer’s reputation and ability to actually influence is based on one thing – “Authenticity is everything. Things go viral not because of numbers only, but because they speak to people in an authentic way, it doesn’t matter how big the numbers are- content is king. Its the content that people have to engage with- and it has to resonate.”

 

For agencies to understand of the worth of an influencer is in-itself a difficult process, both for the agency and the influencer. According to Thusi, in order to establish a costing for a campaign its important to “consider what they’re asking for, how many posts, how much time is needed?  What kind of content needs to be created?  However, my numbers and my follower engagement are the most important parts for me- because my community is everything to me and I can’t and won’t just regurgitate every other post or campaign that is given to me. It has to work within my space.”

 

Thusi also advises agencies to approach influencer marketing from a diversity of perspectives,“not every agency understands this concept, but sometimes influencer marketing reminds me of the old fashioned door-to-door selling model- it works!  These days a commercial on TV isn’t that impactful unless the content is controversial or very well scripted and shot. However, people believe people, and  people talk to people, especially when its real. Agencies should understand that a celebrity or highly influential individual can start a conversation, but you need people – micro influencers – to keep the conversation going.  They are the real agents of change and influence, they are the bees that collect the pollen and keep the hive functioning as they pollinate for future conversations.”

 

According to Thusi, often agencies do not fully understand the potential of influencer campaigns, “Some agencies and even influencers are just getting the job done in the cheapest way possible and do not understand the value and worth of influencers on every tier. This can lead to the influencer not going all out.  I believe campaigns could improve when influencers are made to understand their value, power and worth and treated as such. also when the numbers speak for themselves, like with Humanz its easy to tell which influencer really loves sharing and creating awareness, regardless of the remuneration. Let people be people- influencers are not robots. They are people, powerful people.”

 

According to Thusi, the influencer market in South Africa is growing swiftly and influencer strength is growing. She believes that, “the market is actually being led by the power of the influencers, not just locally, but globally and its amazing for me to see people being rewarded for being themselves and doing what they love.”

 

Based on her experiences, Thusi was excited to be able to bring a platform such as Humanz to the South African market. As she explains, “Humanz is the bridge. Not every influencer has a manager or has a professional influencer operation. That’s how Humanz assists the influencer. For agencies the platform provides transparency and information, enabling them to choose the perfect people for their campaigns, where right now its almost a blind date with every influencer. Are all their followers real? Did they buy the engagement- if there is any?’ Agencies and influencers need to connect- and the strongest bridge is the Humanz platform.”

 

Humanz officially launched in South Africa on March 1st  after successfully carrying out pilot projects with some of the largest agencies, brands and influencers locally.

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MTN South Africa has partnered with global customer engagement company, Clickatell , to launch MTN Chat, enabling its customers to engage with the telco over WhatsApp.

 

MTN Chat will enable customers to initiate purchase of airtime and data bundles within their WhatsApp chat session. Over time customers will be able to also access customer support and self-service options, including performing upgrades, managing their accounts, and receiving low balance alerts. MTN Chat is part of the MTN vision to significantly enhance its digital business offering to boost its customer base through advanced services.

 

“Clickatell understands that mobile operators are under increasing pressure to deliver excellent customer service over the digital channels their customers prefer. By offering convenient services over a secure, convenient channel, MNOs can both increase their transactional volume and attract and retain customers – something that is paramount in an age of continuous digital transformation and growing competition,” explains Pieter de Villiers, Clickatell Founder & CEO.

 

 

Clickatell has already helped Absa Bank, GTBank, First Bank of Nigeria and United Bank of Africa successfully deploy chat banking capabilities on WhatsApp across Africa.

 

 

Clickatell is a WhatsApp Business solution provider. The WhatsApp Business API provides brands the ability to send out notifications and conduct two-way conversations with consumers within WhatsApp once they have opted in. Clickatell’s Touch Flow and Connect platforms gives MTN the capability to unify its communications channels, customise user workflows and connect to internal systems.

 

 

“It is imperative that companies focus on improving their self-service experiences in order to retain and grow customers. The Clickatell offerings provides an easy, secure and convenient way of giving users control over their accounts through WhatsApp, a platform they already have an affinity for,” comments says Jacqui O’Sullivan, Executive for Corporate Affairs at MTN SA.

 

 

De Villiers says Clickatell’s low effort, high return offerings can propel mobile network operators onto a digital transformation road that differentiates them from their competitors.

 

 

“Clickatell has worked hard to ensure that its solution deployments are far less challenging than typical enterprise platform integrations. With over 1.5 billion people in 180 countries using WhatsApp every month, delivering chat commerce experiences on WhatsApp is one of the most efficient ways to reach a majority of consumers who can immediately benefit from the services offered on the channel. There is no doubt this solution is perfect for MNOs around the world where WhatsApp is frequently used.”

 

 

With over 1.5 billion people in 180 countries using WhatsApp every month, delivering chat commerce experiences on WhatsApp is one of the most efficient ways to reach a majority of consumers who can immediately benefit from the telecom services offered on the channel. There is no doubt this solution is perfect for MNOs around the world where WhatsApp is the dominant social engagement channel.”

 

 

 

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Pearl Thusi & Graeme Smith are Humanz

Posted by radio On March - 9 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

Influencer marketing, while having matured beyond a passing trend, still has many doubters with regards to its reliability, accountability and sustainability. All of that however is about to change with the advent of Humanz, a young start-up which claims to have developed the most sophisticated social data platform in the world – specifically designed to make influencer marketing as accessible, reliable and trustworthy as programmatic media channels.

The Humanz platform is officially launching in South Africa this month with two respected professionals and influencers in their own rights, Graeme Smith and Pearl Thusi as local partners.

 

“The marketers and agencies we were speaking to were clearly frustrated with the few solutions available locally. They weren’t good enough and were stopping them from investing further in influencer marketing. We discovered Humanz and realized it was going to change things not only in South Africa but throughout the world.”says Smith.

 

Influencer marketing is the fastest growing marketing practice and media channel worldwide, expected to become a $10bn market by next year. 80% of marketers worldwide say that they plan to grow their influencer marketing spend in 2019, currently sitting on average somewhere between 4,3% and 7,6% (eMarketer, July 2018).

 

However, nearly all marketers and agencies face the same challenges when it comes to accurately reporting and tracking ROI: widespread fraud and the need for manual, extremely time-consuming work to deal with these issues.

 

“Celebrities and content creators are often approached by brands and agencies to participate in marketing campaigns, but they are typically full of logistical challenges, some of which I have experienced first-hand. Our plan with Humanz is to make the process simple, seamless and transparent, while offering valuable insights throughout to both marketers and influencers.”, adds Thusi.

 

Some of these insights can be found in the recently released “Influencer marketing benchmarks for South Africa” report, available via the Humanz website. Two interesting nuggets: 1) the average influencer account has between 20% and 27% suspicious followers, considered of little to no value to marketers; 2) only 1 in 2 followers in SA is likely to turn into an actual impression, creating a significant gap between followers amount and actual reach.

 

Unlike other platforms, Humanz analyses not only influencer profiles but all of their followers too, using natural language processing and image recognition paired with artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning, to understand variables such as gender, age, interest, activity and previous mentions of specific brands; a significant technological step-forward from the manual processes followed by most agencies and platforms. This also enables advanced media planning metrics, such as unduplicated audiences, expected impressions and AVE benchmarking, which cannot be provided accurately without an in-depth analysis of each follower.

 

“Most South African influencer campaigns have used celebrities or social stars, due to the difficulties and time-consuming nature of manually identifying, verifying and working with smaller influencers. However, engagement rates are, on average, inversely proportional to audience size on both Instagram and Twitter. Smaller influencers are also considered more trust-worthy and hence more likely to ‘influence’” says Pierre Cassuto, who carries the dual role of CMO for Humanz globally and CEO for its African operations.

 

“For agencies, Humanz represents an easy way to launch and generate revenues from a new practice, or scale up without significant costs. For brands, it allows them to safely and efficiently bring influencer marketing in-house, with options ranging from free plans to full enterprise solutions.”, he adds.

 

Humanz is officially launched in South Africa on 1 March, after successfully carrying out pilot projects with some of the largest agencies, brands and influencers locally. A free trial of the platform is available on their website, along with information on their partner programs for agencies and content creators.

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Crooner Joel Zuma will set the stage alight at the Motown-themed Valentine’s night at Hard Rock Cafe in Sandton on Thursday 14th February. This velvety-voiced singer is promising a sexy, soulful performances for lovers and singles alike.

 

Joel and his band present a vibrant, eclectic mix of original Afro Soul, Afro Pop, Soul Ballads with a touch of Afro Jazz. A renowned performer who’s shared the stages with a lot of big names who include the late Bra Hugh Masekela, Caiphus Semenya, Thandiswa Mazwai, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Tshepo Tshola among others. His uncanny ability to capture audiences has made him one of the young acts to watch in 2019. He has performed at various festivals around the world.

 

 

“I love love, and singing about love makes me happy. Valentine’s day will very special at Hard Rock Cafe, I am putting on a sexy and unforgettable show” commented Joel.

 

Hard Rock Cafe is committed to opening its doors and stage to incredible South African acts, celebrating African music, exposing artists to its audiences. Tuesday shows are free and Thursday shows are at R100 at webtickets and R120 at the door.

 

Below are the shows Hard Rock Cafe is hosting this month:

 

YBS Trio (jazz band) – free show on Tuesday 12th February

 

Joel Zuma – Thursday 14th February

 

Yonela Mnana – Tuesday 19th February (free show)

 

Zoe Modiga – Thursday 21st February

 

YBS Trio – Tuesday 26th February (free show)

 

Urban Village – Thursday 28th February

 

All shows start from 20:00.

 

 

 

 

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M-Net Movies sprints out the blocks in 2019 with the Game On Pop-Up on DStv channel 109

A new year is barely out of the blocks, and M-Net Movies is ready to join the action with a slew of riveting sports films on a special pop-up channel. For three weeks, (Friday 22 February – Sunday 10 March) grit, desire, pain, defeat, and victory will play out in your living room, on the M-Net Movies Game On Pop-Up channel 109.

 

 

Game On is a collection of the best sports movies of all time – and it’s not all about sport either. In some instances, the basketball court, football field, boxing ring, or ice rink provides the backdrop for deep human drama, humour, real-life tragedy, suspense, love, and pressing social issues – the stuff of life.

 

 

With over seventy titles, M-Net Movies Game On will appeal to every taste and preference. The line-up includes the Rocky series, Jerry Maguire, Remember the Titans, A League of their Own, Rudy, Warrior, Hurricane, Friday Night Lights, Happy Gilmore, Rush, White Men Can’t Jump, Cool Runnings, Cinderella Man, The Color of Money, The Mighty Ducks, The Waterboy, Race, Best of the Best, Wimbledon, Space Jam, Tour De Pharmacy, Chariots Of Fire, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Blue Crush,  and Goal!

 

 

Hollywood’s A-listers grace many of these iconic films, including Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise, Dennis Quaid, Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz, Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Rodriguez, and Kate Bosworth.

Feature films are accompanied by six enthralling documentaries on some of the greatest stars in recorded history: Ronaldo, Senna, Faster, Fastest, Pelé: Birth of a Legend, and Matthews.

 

 

Every weekend will have a themed day. The flag drops with Formula One Friday on 22 February, followed by Soccer Saturday on 23 February, and Super Bowl Sunday the following day.

Enter the ring with legends on Friday 1 March with a boxing extravaganza. Saturday is devoted to basketball and Sunday to baseball.

 

Friday 8 March swings into action with golf, then ice hockey on Saturday, and rugby and athletics on Sunday.

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Jozi Youth Dance Co brings you Liberté

Posted by radio On December - 9 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Jozi Youth Dance Company (JYDC), brings you a preview of their 5th annual production called Liberté, on 12 December 2018 at Joburg 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 5th season and promises to be one of their best yet. This year we present to you Liberté (translated from French, meaning “Freedom”).

 

Our dancers will involve the audience, in creative journeys. This is a must see for all dance lovers. Contemporary dance at its best. A performance worth watching and a fundraiser for our 2019 season.

 

Dress to impress and enjoy an evening of cocktails and entertainment.

 

“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” – Victor Pinchuk

 

Bookings for the Preview: https://www.joburgtheatre.com/jozi-youth-dance-present-liberte/ OR 0861 670 670 Cost: Tickets R200 p/p

Over the past 5 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.

 

Liberté, 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, Adele Blank, world renowned choreographer and dance instructor, Veronique Rabe, professional dancer, choreographer and actress, Evan Van Soest, professional dancer and choreographer, Charlie Van Rooyen, professional dancer, choreographer and actor, Cayley Hodson, resident choreographer of JYDC and Jayd Swart herself who is a well-established international contemporary dance choreographer and ballet trainer and coach. And in true JYDC nature students, Luca Redfern and Navin Jacobs, have been afforded the opportunity to choreograph the student piece, also to be showcased in Liberté.

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The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector Council has elected Councillor Andile Raletlhogonolo Tlhoaele and Councillor Pheladi Gwangwa as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, respectively. 
The election of the Chairperson and Deputy comes after the resignation of Councillor Nokuzola Ehrens on Thursday, 06 September 2018 and the appointment of Councillor Tlhoaele as Acting Chairperson by the Minister of Telecommunications & Postal Services Dr Siyabonga Cwele on Friday, 12 October 2018.
“The election of Councillor Gwangwa and I mark an important milestone in the work of the Council. The Council is committed to contributing to the success of the sector, part of that success is the implementation of the Code.” said Councillor Tlhoaele, newly elected chairperson
The Council is responsible for developing, reviewing and publishing the B-BBEE ICT Sector Code. The Council is also mandated to monitor the implementation the Code and report progress to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Advisory Council on BEE; the BEE Commissioner Ms Zodwa Ntuli; Minister of Trade & Industry Dr Rob Davies; Minister of Telecommunications & Postal Services Dr Siyabonga Cwele and Minister of Communications Ms Nomvula Mokonyane.
The ICT Sector comprises of four ICT industry sub-sectors; Broadcasting, IT, Telecommunications and Electronics.
The Council functions through the following sub-committees;
1.       Executive Committee, which comprises of the chairpersons of all the sub-committees,  which will be chaired by the Deputy Chairperson Councillor Pheladi Gwangwa
2.         Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Committee chaired by Councillor Petronella Linders
3.         Implementation and Monitoring Committee chaired by Councillor Adrian Schofield
4.         Review and Amendment Committee chaired by Councillor Sara-Jane Capazario
5.         Strategy, Governance, Risk & Funding Committee chaired by Councillor Lucky Masilela
The Council is constituted by fifteen members from the four ICT industry sub-sectors, ICASA, Labour, Community, Youth, Women, the Department of Telecommunications & Postal Services and the Department of Communications.
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Grassroots activists from Earthlife Africa,Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid, were awarded the honour of SAB Environmentalist of the Year at the 30th annual SAB Environmental Media and Environmentalist of the Year Awards 2018, today.

The Earthlife Africa pair received the Nick Steele Memorial Award for Environmentalist of the Year for their work in winning a crucial court case to halt plans by the South African government to proceed with a national nuclear build programme.

 

“The SAB Environmentalist of the Year awards acknowledges individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect the environment with the majority of the judges agreeing that the honour should go to Lekalakala and McDaid,” says Katy Katopodis, Convenor of the awards.

 

The two built a broad coalition to stop the South African government’s massive secret nuclear deal with Russia. In April 2017, the High Court ruled that the $76 billion nuclear power project was unconstitutional—a landmark legal victory that protected South Africa from an unprecedented expansion of the nuclear industry and production of radioactive waste.

 

SAB also awarded several journalists for excelling in reporting on environmental matters in the categories of Video Media, Audio Media, Written Media and Photography.

More than 200 entries from media were received for the 30th anniversary edition of the awards.

 

“Recognising and rewarding work by the media, is an important part of making sure that big business, governments, communities and individuals take accountability for their actions, which have an impact on the environment. Your work not only shines a spotlight on the challenges that we face as a human race but also spurs action,” continues Katopodis.

“At SAB, we have never shied away from the organisation’s impact on the environment and on the communities in which we operate. We acknowledge the responsibility that we have towards preserving and protecting our natural resources, minimising our impact and making a substantial and real contribution to building the future of all,” says David Hauxwell, VP Procurement and Sustainability, SAB and AB InBev Africa.

SAB and AB InBev this year announced their sustainable development strategy outlining their joint priorities for 2025. The key areas of focus are water, agriculture, climate change and circular packaging.

 

SAB also took the opportunity at the 30th Anniversary of the awards to announce a Legacy Award recognising community-based environmental projects. This award will be offered from 2019 onwards. “The legacy award will help those on the ground make a difference in communities that are affected, more than most, by daily environmental challenges,” says Hauxwell.

 

The winners of the SAB Environmental Media and Environmentalist of the Year 2018 are:

The Macqubu Ntombela and Ian Player Young Cub Award was awarded to Mlungisi Ntuli from 50/50 for the entry “The River Gives”, which follows the story of a group of young people who call themselves “Enviro Champs” whose actions reflect true conservation in action by the community, for the community.

 

The SAB Environmental Media Award for Photography went to 2014’s winner Adrian de Kock from Media 24 who travelled with a group of South Africa scientists and came across a rare group of 50 Humpback Whales and Southern Right whales.

 

The SAB Environmental Media Award for Written Media was awarded to 2014 winner, Fiona Macleod from Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism.Fiona and her team won for their multimedia journalism projects on how local neighbourhoods are surviving disruption by global climate change and the investigation into the anti-poaching buffer zone along Mozambique and Kruger National Park in South Africa.

 

The winner of the SAB Environmental Media Award for Audio Media, was first-time winner, Jamaine Krige from the SABC. Jamaine won for her detailed, insightful and heart-breaking story about how at least 800 dogs a week are poisoned with the banned pesticide Aldicarb used widely used by poaching syndicates and is regularly available on the streets of Johannesburg.

 

Sasha Schwendenwein from Carte Blanche won the Video Media category for the second year in a row, for her investigative stories on illegal slaughterhouses beneath the City of Johannesburg and how 90% of the high-calibre hunting rifles used for Rhino poaching came from one specific manufacturer in the Czech Republic.

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The international gaming industry has shown its support for Clarion’s vision to deliver a stellar business event for the continent, with the inaugural edition of ICE Africa (www.ICEAfrica.za.com) (24 and 25 of October at the Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa) now at 90% capacity with leading brands including Aruze Gaming; BtoBet; Flutterwave; Gambee; GLI; Merkur Gaming; MST Channel; Neosurf; Playtech BGT Sports; Quanta; Superbet; and umAfrika Gaming Technologies supporting the historic event.

Predicted by Michael Collins, General Manager of South Africa based software firm, Betting Entertainment Technology (B.E.T) to join the ‘Premier League of international B2B gaming events’ ICE Africa has attracted delegates from a total of 91 countries including gaming professionals from 25 African countries, comprising:

 

Botswana; Cameroon; Chad; Congo (The Democratic Republic of); eSwatini (formerly Swaziland); Egypt; Gambia; Ghana; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Malawi; Mauritius; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Rwanda; Seychelles; South Africa; Sudan; Tanzania (United Republic of); Uganda; Zambia, and Zimbabwe

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Commenting on the response, Dan Stone, Senior Marketing Manager at Clarion Gaming said “We took the decision to launch following requests from the industry based in Africa for us to produce and organise a professional showcase that the continent could be proud of.  Since making the decision to bring the ICE brand to the continent, we have been really encouraged by the hugely positive response from all parties – manufacturers, suppliers, regulators, journalists and commentators alike.  As we edge closer to the first edition of ICE Africa going live, all the metrics we look to are highly positive and we are confident of opening a new chapter in the development of African gaming.”

 

 

Delivering much more than a conventional expo, ICE Africa has been curated to bring the gaming community a plethora of engaging content covering thought leadership to training and provided by the industry’s most influential and reputable stakeholders.  Dan Stone explained: “Learning and development are at the core of the ICE Africa experience.  The advance AFRICA stream creates time for quality brainstorming around how the future of the African market can be shaped to allow for sustainable growth of the industry.  microscope AFRICA is a series of workshops looking at different facets of the industry and network AFRICA a series of facilitated networking breaks, unique HIVE sessions and round-tables to forge new connections with colleagues from across the continent.  The ICE Africa conference programme will cover a wide range of topics including mobile, lottery, start-ups, investment and regulation all headed up by expert international speakers.”

 

 

 

To register for the first ICE Africa and the learning, training and networking opportunities it offers, visit:

www.ICEAfrica.za.com

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Former Talk Radio 702 host Redi Thlabi is set to host a new Current Affairs show named Unfiltered, launching on Sunday, 07 October 2018 at 20:30, on the SABC News Channel and SABC 3. This is part of SABC’s efforts to attract top talent to enhance and strengthen audience experience, in line with its turnaround plan.

Tlhabi, who is no stranger to the SABC, brings immense experience and knowledge in the television news domain, including working with international broadcasting platforms such as Aljazeera and BBC World News. She is a distinguished broadcast journalist, columnist and author.

The new weekly show, Unfiltered, will boldly tackle the broad spectrum of issues affecting South Africans, including crime, corruption, education, politics as well as community and social issues.

 

In making the announcement, Phathiswa Magopeni, Group Executive for News and Current Affairs division says, “SABC News is taking an unrestrained, courageous and forthright approach to discussing tough issues facing South African citizens daily. Redi is a dynamic and versatile journalist who fits the profile of the show and our editorial character very well. We are happy to welcome her back as part of the SABC News team”.

 

Talking about her move, Thlabi says, “I have always responded positively to conversations that help us confront the ills of our society and affirm our quest for justice, democracy and accountability. It is with that vision that I begin this new chapter with the SABC”. Thlabi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, an Honours degree in English Literature and is currently reading for a Master’s degree in gender and politics.

 

The new current affairs show seeks to communicate and strengthen the Independence and Impartiality of SABC News, and ensure that the public news service delivers on its mandate.

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