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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.

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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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Forbes Africa & Dj Sbu resolve their differences

Posted by radio On March - 26 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

On the 23rd of March 2015 Forbes Africa released a press statement informing the general public of a false Forbes Africa cover featuring Sbusiso Leope. The pending issue of trademark infringement and misrepresentation between Forbes Africa and Mr. Sbusiso Leope has attained closure, and has been resolved amicably.

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The image of Mr. Sbusiso Leope’s with the beverage MoFaya on the Forbes Africa cover (the ‘Image’) contains the unauthorized use of our trademark, brand name and logo. Further, the endorsement of the Image on social media, by posting and retweeting said image, contains no disclaimers and has created much confusion amongst our readers.

 

While, Mr. Leope admits that he did not create the Image, our fundamental contention is the Image endorsed by him on social media is the unlicensed use of Forbes Africa’s exclusive intellectual property rights. Further, the Image is misleading and represents an affiliation that does not exist and has not been approved by Forbes Africa.

Mr. Leope has duly acknowledged our concerns and has agreed to take down the Image from his social media networks. It is also important to note that Mr Leope has made it clear that it was not his intention to mislead our readers.

 

We seek to state that our intentions are purely to safeguard the Forbes Africa trademark and brand name, and protect our readers from being misled by the ‘Image.’ Mr. Leope’s spirit of entrepreneurship has been featured in Forbes.com USA, and we duly acknowledge that. The matter is resolved to the satisfaction of both parties.

 

[Issued by: Forbes Africa]

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Times Media’s News Wire launching soon!

Posted by radio On March - 20 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

By the end of the month, Times Media will have a brand new news wire service. The news wire will serve online products and newspapers and address the growing demand for independent and reliable news.

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The product offers minute by minute news coverage under the brand of Rand Daily Mail (RDM) News Wire. The company’s print section will provide copy for the wire and will cover news from business to sport and politics.

 

Ray Hartley, former Sunday Times editor, will be taking on the management of the wire service while Juliette Saunders and Dominic Mahlangu will act as editors. With a reputable editorial and management team, the RDM News Wire is set for success.

 

Mike Robertson, Times Media MD, said, “Over the past three years we have grown TMG into SA’s biggest publisher of English-language daily and weekly newspapers. Despite spending only a fraction of what our competitors have done we have clearly established ourselves as the no2 in the online market and are confident of soon becoming number one. All of this is based on the quality and independence of our journalism which will now also be accessible via the RDM News Wire.”

 

“We have a very strong tradition of breaking news accurately and independently in our print titles and, more recently, on our online platforms such as timeslive and bdlive. We want to build on this strength with the news wire which will hold itself to high standards of journalism,” said Rand Daily Mail editor, Ray Hartley.

 

“We are going to get our top journalists involved and supplement this with a team of reporters who will chase the news,” concluded Hartley.

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On Air Radio Conference menu

Posted by radio On March - 18 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

The On Air Radio Conference is a must attend event for those who programme radio, sell radio or buy radio airtime.

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These are just two of the session’s lined-up for the On Air Radio Conference.  Don’t miss out, book your seat now.

 

Programme manager’s mandate – a panel discussion touching on issues like managing talent, getting the line-up right, achieving optimum station sound and the tricky and sometimes tense relationship with the sales team all whilst managing client and listener expectations. David O’ Sullivan hosts a discussion on the business of radio with General Manager for OFM, Nick Efstathiou; Programme Manager at East Coast Radio, Zane Derbyshire;  Ravi Naidoo, Station Manager at 94.7 Highveld Stero and Ferdinand Mabalane, GM: Programming at Times Media.

 

 

 

POPI – What are the implications for radio stations? – they accumulate a substantial amount of information about their listeners through several forms of interaction including competitions, research, merchandise sales, loyalty programmes etc. This information is invaluable to the station, however Protection of Personal Information legislation dictates not only how the personal information may be used, but also how it needs to be protected and stored. Okyerebea Ampofo-Anti, Snr. Associate at Webber Wentzel, gives us the low down.

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Dineo Ranaka partners with Sho’t Left

Posted by radio On March - 8 - 2015 Comments Off on Dineo Ranaka partners with Sho’t Left

Dineo Ranaka has partnered with South African Tourism’s Sho’t Left campaign, in what will be a series of documented weekend breaks aimed at showcasing what South Africa has on offer for the domestic traveler.

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The partnership with South African Tourism, which comes at the back Dineo Ranaka’s much loved Dineo’s Diary going into an unprecedented 4th Season, will see Dineo Ranaka exploring various provinces along with some well known personalities over four weeks.

 

“This relationship with Sho’t Left was the perfect opportunity for me to further explore my love for South Africa as well as show viewers the extent to which I’m constantly stimulated by my environment. Travelling, exploring new places and opportunities has always been a source fo creativity for me and it’s a lot of fun,” says Dineo.

 

“This is an exciting time for me as there’s so much happening and the relationship with Sho’t Left can only grow stronger from this campaign,” Dineo adds.

No stranger to being in front of the camera, Dineo’s travels will be captured each week and packaged into webisodes that can be viewed on www.shotlet.co.za . These videos will capture those breath-taking moments and hidden gems that Dineo will be sharing with those close to her. One webisode will go live each week to give a glimpse into what transpired during their Sho’t Left

 

 

The first week saw Dineo invading Mpumalanga and experiencing the variety of activities that the province has to offer. Known for  the Kruger National Park which was established in 1898 and now covers 20,000 square kilometres, the province also boasts  other major tourist attractions that include the Sudwala Caves and the Blyde River Canyon to name a few.  Dineo, along with her close friends, explored Mpumalanga with an itinerary that included going to the Kruger National Park, quad biking and microlighting to experience breath-taking views of the province.

 

 

In the next few weeks Dineo will travel to Limpopo, the North West as well as Gauteng.  For all the latest information follow Sho’t Left on their social media platforms, Instagram and Twitter @ShotLeft,  www.facebook.com/shotleft and www.shotleft.co.za

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