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Kamogelo Mafokwane, the dynamic content creator, lifestyle and style blogger, often provides a unique perspective on luxury fashion and beauty. Recently, she became a fan of Samsung’s Serif TV. As someone who has a superb eye for décor, she sees this sensational TV as a one-of-a-kind that you can’t ignore. She expressed her feeling clearly online:

 

“There are so many features I love from Ambient Mode to the seamless connection from your mobile to the TV. Apart from its beautiful design – with or without the stand, using the Samsung Serif TV has changed the way I experience and work with decor and design digitally.”

 

Through its versatile design, including a detachable metal floor stand as well as its iconic I-shape profile you can enjoy the view of your TV from all angles with The Serif’s harmonious design. Also, with just one touch, you can play music from your compatible smartphone through the Serif’s powerful TV speakers*. This means you can transfer your favourite songs on your mobile phone onto your TV screen with just a quick tap. The Serif seamlessly integrates into your personal style and interior décor. Kamogelo believes that the Serif TV effortlessly blurs the lines between modern design and technology. Koketso Chipane, the financier and lifestyle blogger agrees and took to Instagram to expand on her newfound love for this TV:

 

“Our home is filled with unique, bespoke, contemporary pieces that create a harmoniously beautiful space. The Serif TV is a perfect fit. I love how we can move it around seamlessly and create a new ambiance in any room in our home,”

 

The Serif TV is clearly something different, combining innovative design with stunning QLED picture quality and Smart TV features to deliver a seamless and intuitive TV journey.  With Multi-View, you can split your TV screen in two, putting the content you’re watching on one side, while mirroring your mobile screen on the other. From set-up to streaming, the stunning QLED 4K Smart TV allows you to easily navigate different devices and apps such as Netflix and YouTube. This is a must in the home of those who know the value of form and function. The Serif TV clearly has star quality.

 

*When using NFC on TV, Bluetooth on your compatible mobile will automatically activate. Compatible TV and device must be turned on. Only supported by Android OS-based smartphones that support Near Field Communication (NFC) wireless information sharing.

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Well loved for bringing great hair days to millions of women worldwide, Sofnfree has announced its sponsorship of the Female Artist of the Year Award at the 2021 South African Music Awards (SAMAs). This year’s event takes place virtually on 26 June 2021, themed Reinvent. Redefine. Reimagine.

Freestyling – the freedom of expression is one of Sofnfree’s key pillars whether through looks, lyrics or legacy. By sponsoring SAMAs Female Artist of the Year, the haircare brand is proud to represent a category that recognises girl power, excellence and creativity. The category for SAMA 27 will be known as the “SofnFree Female of the Year”.

 

The Sofnfree brand team celebrates the value of both hair and music as a powerful tool for self-expression, which is why the SAMAs partnership is an important part of Sofnfree’s purpose. Over the last year, many of us have found connections and comfort from music in a lonely and isolated world which is why there’s never been a better time to support the music industry, the strong women who help lead it, and the inspiration and joy that these talented artists spark in our lives.

 

The SAMAs, now in its 27th year, received more than 1 100 entries for 2021, a record in its history, and five nominees in the Female Artist Award category have been announced. These are Sho Madjozi, Reign Afrika, Bucy Radebe, Nomcebo Zikode and Hle. Previous winners in the category include Zahara, Shekhinah, Zonke, Ami Faku, Sho Madjozi and Amanda Black.

 

The 2-hour SAMAs show will be broadcast on SABC 1 on Saturday 26 June at 8pm.  Viewers stand a chance to attend the production of the SAMAs along with a meet-and-greet with musicians who will be performing at the show. For more information and to follow the conversation, head to the SAMA Facebook and Instagram pages.

 

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Every Sunday, Thabo ‘T-Bose’ Mokwele casts a wide-angled lens and connects music that has influenced Soul; and is influenced by it.  Touch of Soul takes listeners into an audio journey of classics and musical gems to deepen their appreciation of good music.

In every episode, T-Bose shares a unique selection of soul-infused genres like R&B, neo-soul, nu-soul, afro-soul and more. While the choice of musicians will be familiar, listeners will be pleasantly surprised at the selection of gems not usually heard on Sunday radio.

 

“Bringing Touch of Soul back is basically about taking back Sundays, reflecting and matching the listener’s mood, because that is what radio should do. We want to give people what they want to hear more of and restore the things that were lost along the way. ”

 

Touch of Soul promises to expand our listener’s musical horizons while bringing back memories through music that the whole family can relate to. The show covers a comprehensive catalogue ranging from the 70s with musicians like the O’Jays and Teddy Pendergrass to current artists like H.E.R, Brenda Mtambo and Jordan Rakei.

 

T-Bose has over two decades of radio experience and has hosted seminal shows on YFM and Metro FM before joining Kaya FM in 2006. Listeners will be familiar with hearing him on weekdays on The Best T in the City (Monday-Thursday, 09:00-12:00) and Platinum Fridays (Fridays, 09:00-12:00). T-Bose’s sharp-witted nature and impeccable knowledge of music have garnered him an impressive following with ordinary South Africans around the country. He is often the driver of trending topics on social media.

 

Listen to Touch of Soul with Thabo ‘T-Bose’ Mokwele every Sunday, 2 pm-6 pm on Kaya 959.

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It’s that time of the year where we honour our mothers, and all the ‘mom figures’ in our life, for all that they have done and continue to do. Especially after the year that was, our moms deserve a special shout out for not only remaining our friends, comforters and confidantes but also becoming our teachers, chief entertainment officers and so much more… let’s not forget the banana bread extravaganza of 2020!

This year, as Mother’s Day edges closer, take some time to show your appreciation by gifting mom a personalised and sentimental gift that she will cherish. With the help of Spotify, you can sign her up for a Spotify Free account and start creating the perfect playlist that features all her favourite artists and tracks – tracks to drive to, cry to, cook to, dance to and most importantly tracks that celebrate her!

 

Take the personalisation a step further by putting together a playlist with tracks titles which, when read out, sends a special message. You can also include tracks that perfectly describe what your mother means to you and what she has done for you, with tracks such as DJ Zinhle’s Indlovu, a song of hope and perseverance,  ‘Hero by Mariah Carey’, Judith Sephuma’s loving ode to mother’s Mme Motswadi, the classic ‘A Song For Mama by Boyz II Men’ and ‘Superwoman by Alicia Keys’ – an anthem that is a reminder to all women that even when you’re struggling and are trying to figure everything out, you’re still a superwoman.

 

If mom already has a Spotify account or if you’d like to gift her the benefits of a Premium Spotify account with continued, uninterrupted streaming, look out for a year-long Spotify Premium Gift Card, making Mother’s Day more than just a once-off celebration.

 

Spotify also has a couple of curated Mother’s Day playlists such as Mother’s Day Love and Mother’s Day 2020 for all kinds of mothers because Mother’s Day is about celebrating both the conventional and unconventional mother figures that are holding it down right now.

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TECNO (www.TECNO-Mobile.com), a premium smartphone brand, is rumored to introduce the CAMON 17 Pro, the clearest selfie phone of industry by far as well as another breakthrough in its brilliant photography performance of TECNO as a leading camera phone brand. Besides its outstanding selfie camera leadership, the upcoming CAMON 17 Proalso marries breathtakingly sleek design with advanced technology, resulting in a product that is custom fit for young and active individuals looking to express themselves.

 

Why is the selfie camera so important today? It is all about the selfie-taking culture behind the camera. For the first time of mobile launch event history, TECNO presents a new product launch event which will not only showcase the phone but goes deeper into why the selfie is so central to our perception of ourselves and by extension, the world around us in a compelling documentary, titled: ‘Rise of the Selfie’.

 

 

The improvement in mobile phone camera technology indicates the increasing role that modern smartphones play in the development of our social psychology. A case in point is how the development of the TECNO CAMON 17 Pro was spurred by the demands of a selfie generation in the post-pandemic era. This trend is also highlighted in Counterpoint Research, a well-regarded research organization, in its recent whitepaper released in April 2021. According to the whitepaper, consumer behavior and the smartphone usage scenarios changed drastically due to the social-distancing policies put in place to combat COVID-19, which has led more selfie demands, such as in home quarantine, to share life snippets with friends and in social media.

 

 

TECNO’s innovations have always been futuristic yet practical, designed to perfection with the user in mind. Foreseeing this social trend, TECNO decided to upgrade the selfie innovations in its CAMON series and to unfold its CAMON 17 Pro soon.

 

 

As our world gets more and more intertwined with technology, products, innovations and the social changes, theCAMON 17 Pro cannot be simply released in isolation. TECNO will explore the history, rising and story behind selfie by a documentary during the launch event, tracing the selfie phenomenon and its impact on smartphone users today. The innovative launch event exploring the story of selfie reflects the rising brand horizon to exert more effort on industrial, social, and humanistic care as well. As a rising global brand, TECNO is showing the maturity of contributing to the global conversation through the commission of the documentary, something that is commonly seen amongst product launches.

 

 

TECNO’s deep insights into the social culture behind selfie was echoed by Chris Evans, Hollywood A-lister actor as well as TECNO’s brand ambassador. Being a global celebrity, Evans is accustomed to requests for selfies. A selfie might seem like ‘just another photo’ however, people can abuse it to document evidence and achievements, such as milestones such as brushing shoulders with celebrities or the ‘perfect life’. Evans says that the selfie ‘is a particularly important medium to help people understand perspectives and experiences.’

 

 

The social phenomenon of selfies has been gaining serious momentum in recent years and have become central to how people express themselves. The documentary outlines the way of looking at the future. Selfies will be an important medium of self-expression, as gleaned from how the young ‘digital native’ generation, not just for individuals but also groups, whether online or in person. The CAMON 17 Pro is the first product to put this behavior into focus as users nowadays in post-epidemic era associate selfies with their identity, making phone manufacturers such as TECNO sit up and take note.

 

 

Just as the selfie is a natural extension of individual expression, the mobile phone camera becomes the technology through which we express ourselves. Mobile photo imaging has been a key selling point for a product, however, it’s popularity is mainly because it touch human spirit and social need. Apparently TECNO uncovers the truth and presented a more meaningful CAMON17 with better understanding of the selfie generation. This is what makes TECNO a leading brand.

 

 

How this documentary of selfie today and future will exactly unfold still remains to be seen. Let’s look forward to the unveiling of the CAMON 17 Pro, a phone that perfectly combines aspirations with technology.

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Apple unveils the next generation of Apple TV 4K

Posted by radio On April - 21 - 2021 ADD COMMENTS
Apple yesterday announced the next generation of Apple TV 4K, delivering high frame rate HDR with Dolby Vision and connecting customers to their favourite content with the highest quality. At the heart of the new Apple TV 4K is the A12 Bionic chip that provides a significant boost in graphics performance, video decoding, and audio processing. And with an all-new design, the Siri Remote makes it even easier to watch shows and movies on Apple TV with intuitive navigation controls. Together with tvOS — the most powerful TV operating system — Apple TV 4K works seamlessly with Apple devices and services to magically transform the living room in ways that everyone in the family will love.
“Apple TV 4K is in a category of its own, leveraging a deep integration of Apple hardware, software, and services that delivers a massive upgrade to any TV for the very best cinematic experience,” said Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With the A12 Bionic and the all-new Siri Remote, Apple TV 4K lets customers enjoy their favourite shows, movies, and more in the highest quality, with simple and intuitive controls. And of course, Apple TV 4K offers easy access to Apple services, along with thousands of apps on the App Store for even more entertainment options.”

Improved Video Experiences

With A12 Bionic, Apple TV 4K now supports high frame rate HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Dolby Vision video, enabling fast-moving action at 60 frames per second (fps) to play more smoothly and appear more lifelike than ever before.1 Apple is working with leading video providers around the world, including FOX Sports, NBCUniversal, Paramount+, Red Bull TV, and Canal+, as they begin to stream in high frame rate HDR. And with high frame rate support in AirPlay, videos shot on iPhone 12 Pro can be displayed in full 60-fps Dolby Vision on the new Apple TV 4K.
Through an innovative colour balance process, Apple TV works with iPhone and its advanced sensors to improve a television’s picture quality.Apple TV uses the light sensor in iPhone to compare the colour balance to the industry-standard specifications used by cinematographers worldwide. Using this data, Apple TV automatically tailors its video output to deliver much more accurate colours and improved contrast — without customers ever having to adjust their television settings.

The Redesigned Siri Remote

 

 

The all-new Siri Remote features an innovative clickpad control that offers five-way navigation for better accuracy, and is also touch-enabled for the fast directional swipes Apple TV users love. The outer ring of the clickpad supports an intuitive circular gesture that turns it into a jog control — perfect for finding a scene in a movie or show. And with its one-piece aluminium design, the new Siri Remote fits more comfortably in a user’s hand.
The new Siri Remote also has a power button that controls a TV’s power, and another for mute, making it the only remote needed while enjoying TV. Using Siri, customers can easily search for specific shows or movies, control smart home accessories, check sports scores or the weather, and much more. Siri now works on Apple TV in Austria, Ireland, and New Zealand, joining the 13 countries and regions that already support Siri.3

More to Enjoy in the Living Room

 

 

Apple TV 4K runs tvOS — the most powerful TV operating system — offering a truly unique experience. Its tight integration with Apple devices and services gives everyone in the family a range of entertainment to enjoy from the comfort of their living room.4

Apple TV 4K delivers the most cinematic home theatre experience, giving customers easy access to all their favourite entertainment on the biggest screen in the home, like award-winning shows and movies on Apple TV+, including “Ted Lasso,” “The Morning Show,” “Greyhound,” and “Wolfwalkers,” and other popular video services through the Apple TV app. Using AirPods, up to two viewers can enjoy private listening without disturbing others.

Apple Music on Apple TV 4K turns the living room into a concert hall, offering multiroom audio and time-synced lyrics for millions of songs.

Apple Fitness+ on Apple TV 4K brings studio-style workouts to customers in the comfort of their own homes, featuring a team of some of the world’s most welcoming trainers across 10 different workout types. The first fitness service built around Apple Watch, Fitness+ integrates key metrics from Apple Watch right on the big screen to offer a personalised and immersive experience that keeps motivation high throughout every workout.

Apple Arcade on Apple TV 4K offers unlimited access to a growing collection of more than 100 premium games — featuring new original releases, award winners, and beloved favourites from the App Store, all without ads or in-app purchases. Players can pair supported game controllers to enjoy games like “NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition,” “SongPop Party,” and “Star Trek: Legends” on Apple TV 4K and continue the action from iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

AirPlay on Apple TV 4K lets customers effortlessly share videos, school projects, and other content from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac, directly to the TV. Videos shot on iPhone 12 Pro can be displayed in full 60-fps Dolby Vision thanks to high frame rate support in AirPlay. Photos on Apple TV 4K serves as a dynamic photo album for family members and friends to enjoy photos, videos, and Memories on the big screen.

Apple TV 4K can be used as a home hub to control HomeKit accessories, and allows customers to view HomeKit video cameras and doorbell notifications on the television screen.

 

With multiuser support on Apple TV 4K, family members can enjoy their own personalised recommendations for shows, movies, and music, access their purchased apps in the App Store, or play games on Apple Arcade.

Apple One is the easiest way to get all of Apple’s subscription services in one simple plan, including Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+, Apple News+, and iCloud. With a single subscription, customers in over 100 countries and regions can enjoy their favourite Apple services across their favourite devices, including Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
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Jacaranda FM launches 341.co.za

Posted by radio On April - 13 - 2021 ADD COMMENTS
#341LiftOff aims to boost South African businesses in current economic climate
Jacaranda FM launches 341.co.za

Jacaranda FM wants to help business owners turn the economic tide by leveraging its two million-strong audience across Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo province.

 

Together with its media sales arm Mediamark, the station launched #341LiftOff, a multi-channel, mass-reach campaign offering all businesses three(3) radio spots for(4) the price of one(1) during the months of April, May and June.

 

 

 

 

“As an immediate platform, radio is the single-best channel for short-term brand awareness to help recover lost revenue. We created this campaign to help businesses achieve immediate ‘lift-off’ and bottom-line results,” says Deirdre King, Jacaranda FM managing director. “Our business has been built from the advertising spend of our clients ranging from large multinationals to small local store-owners. We see it as our responsibility to be there for them when times are tough and keep them top of mind in their markets,” adds King.

 

Businesses, particularly in hospitality, beverage and entertainment, have been crippled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, leading to advertising revenues being cut, cancelled or put on ice.

As the country slowly starts to recover, businesses are looking for more value and return on investment in terms of marketing and advertising – without breaking the bank.

 

By tailoring messaging, hand-in-hand with Jacaranda FM, and getting more frequency on the country’s top station, businesses can cut through the clutter, claim audience attention and meet sales and revenue goals.

 

The #341LiftOff campaign is aimed at boosting SMMEs, often considered the silver bullet that can help bridge the unemployment gap, which as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, currently sits at 32%, according to Statistics SA.

 

Visit www.341.co.za to make enquiries or book three radio spots in the same time zone for the price of one spot. Jacaranda FM has the majority share of the economically active market (SEM nine to 10) in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the North West, and the #341LiftOff offering represents an easy win for businesses that need an immediate and measurable approach in this new trading environment.

Radio’s role is not only providing credible news but also reaching and engaging meaningfully with diverse audiences and strengthening and mobilising communities for a greater good.

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Thursday, 1 April

 

Daisy Quokka: World’s Scariest Animal (Animation)

Daisy, an eternally optimistic Quokka, will do just about anything to win the annual World’s Scariest Animal championship. She teams up with a former champion, a grouchy crocodile, to prove that winners can come in different shapes and sizes.

On TNT (DStv channel 137) at 16:15

 

Friday, 2 April

 

The Uncle: The Hugh Bladen Story (Documentary)

Since 1994, one voice has enthralled many SuperSport viewers and this documentary celebrates the man behind the voice of rugby: Hugh Bladen. Chronicling the remarkable life of the former junior Springbok, relive every moment of his journey, from his television commentary debut at the SABC in 1976 to his legacy at SuperSport.

On SuperSport Rugby (DStv channel 211) at 17:00

 

Saturday, 3 April

 

Fantastic Return To Oz (Animated Adventure)

This Russian-made, computer-animated film is based on the 2017 novel Urfin Jus and His Wooden Soldiers by Alexander Volkov, but features the familiar characters and settings from the L. Frank Baum Oz books. After a little girl named Dorothy interferes with the envious and power-hungry Urfin Jus’s plans for world domination with his army of wooden soldiers, he returns one year later seeking revenge.

On M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 16:00

 

Sunday, 4 April

 

Mindful Earth S1

Do you ever just zone out to a show like Blue Planet and relax while looking at turtles? Now the multi-award-winning BBC Studio’s Natural History Unit and mindfulness experts Headspace have joined forces to create a four-episode programme that combines nature footage and sounds with narration that immerses us in the natural world. Each episode explores what animals and nature can teach us about breathing, accepting change, finding joy and rest. It’s the perfect show for helping you break free of the dreaded Sunday afternoon blues.

On BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 15:12

 

Monday, 5 April

 

DiepCity

This telenovela comes from the production team behind Lockdown, and centres on four young women forced into crime while still in high school to make ends meet. Now, they’re trying to make their way in the world. The first of the four we meet is small-time housebreaker Nox (Nozuko Ncayiyane) who was arrested after her brilliant little brother was shot dead during a robbery. Now she’s back home with her alcoholic dad and angry mom, Thandiwe (Dawn Thandeka King), who blames her for her brother’s death.

On Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 20:30

 

Tuesday, 6 April

 

Garden Tales

Little ones will be hooked on this imaginative soap-opera-style kids programme. The creative episodes use live-action footage to help young viewers discover and explore the natural environment. Each episode includes a tale of a specific animal and stories of their adventures – from a little duckling who gets lost while learning to swim and a badger whose taste for adventure gets him in trouble to a family of owlets playing hide-and-seek.

On CBeebies (DStv channel 306) at 16:45

 

Wednesday, 7 April

 

Becoming S1

Ramazan, Gugu, Yaya and Gina grapple with issues of what it means to be trans in South Africa. There’s a lot to learn as they chat to each other and compare notes on what it has been like growing up in the wrong body, the challenges they’ve faced in transitioning and the struggles of gaining acceptance. We’ll also see them take the huge step of sitting down with their families to tell them their truth, and their intention to fit into their true identity.

On Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 20:00

 

Thursday, 8 April

 

Bull S5

In the fifth exciting season, psychologist and trial science expert Dr Jason Bull faces his toughest case yet. When a major secret of his religious leader client is revealed, will Bull be able to save face in court and – more importantly – what will the impact be on his consulting firm, whose entire business relies on giving aid to jurors during trials?

On M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 20:35

 

Friday, 9 April

 

Deliciousness S2

Tiffani Thiessen hosts this comedic food spin-off of Ridiculousness. Comfort food cravings, BBQ disasters and home cooking failures make for the funniest foodie clips you’ll ever see.

On MTV (DStv channel 130) at 21:30

 

Saturday, 10 April

 

Wendy Williams: The Movie

Talk show host Wendy Williams produced this biopic on her own life, starring Ciera Payton as primetime Wendy. Find out how she started in the entertainment business, the toll it’s taken to stay at the top, and how she has kept going in the face of criticism, opposition and people’s lack of faith. This is a no-holds barred look at Wendy’s life that doesn’t shy away from her early struggles in radio, her drug abuse and the rape trauma she experienced.

On Lifetime (DStv channel 131) at 19:20

 

Sunday, 11 April

Bad Boys For Life (Action Comedy)

Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness) and Martin Lawrence (Big Momma’s House) reprise their starring roles as Detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, respectively. This time around, they join forces with the Miami Police Department’s special team AMMO to take down a ruthless mother-and-son pair of drug lords wreaking havoc on Miami. Look out for appearances by Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games) and Charles Melton (Riverdale).

On M-Net Movies 2 (DStv channel 106) at 20:00

 

Monday, 12 April

The Flight Attendant S1

After making a passenger’s Mile High Club dreams come true, flight attendant Cassie (The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco) wakes up in a strange hotel room with the guy she hooked up with dead next to her and blood on her hands. This series is based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Chris Bohjalian and you can catch an early preview episode on Monday, 5 April at 21:30. The series will build to a box set, so episodes will stay on Catch Up throughout the season’s run.

On M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:30

 

Tuesday, 13 April

Die Boekklub S3

When Tom Niemandt takes an unexpected trip to the Karoo, he meets an eccentric group of people who changes his life forever. Season 3 is set in 2024 and will see the return of fan favourite characters Anna, Sofia and Lillie.

On DStv App

 

Wednesday, 14 April

 

Melting Me Softly (Dubbed)

A long experiment of being frozen sees two people wake up to find they are in a changed different world. This South Korean television series stars Ji Chang-wook, Won Jin-ah and Yoon Se-ah.

On tvN (DStv channel 134) at 21:45

 

Thursday, 15 April

 

Clarice S1

In this procedural series based on the characters created by Thomas Harris, set in 1993 shortly after the events of The Silence of The Lambs, FBI special agent Clarice Starling (Rebecca Breeds) is back on the job hunting down serial killers and sexual predators. At the same time, she has to navigate the politics and rampant sexism in the FBI offices in Washington DC, particularly from her boss, Paul Krendler (Michael Kudlitz). The series will build to a box set, so episodes will stay on Catch Up throughout the show’s run.

On M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:30

 

Friday, 16 April

 

The Bachelor S24 (USA)

Get ready for liftoff with 28-year-old pilot Peter Weber who came in third place during season 15 of The Bachelorette when Hannah Brown turned him down. Now he’s getting his chance to hand out roses and look for his Ms Right. Of this season’s 30 contestants, five have competed in beauty pageants, including 2016’s Miss USA Alayah Benavidez. The series is hot on the heels of the US broadcasts and will build to a box set, so episodes will stay on Catch Up throughout the season’s run.

On 1Magic (DStv channel 103) at 20:30

 

Saturday, 17 April

 

In Their Own Words: Muhammad Ali

This biography series explores the lives of some of the 20th century’s towering figures, their fascinating personalities and profound cultural and historical impact. See how boxer Muhammad Ali rose from the Columbia Gym in Louisville, Alabama, to international fame. While his athletic achievements inspired many, it was his political convictions and his courage to pursue them that arguably had the greater impact, at the cost of a far higher sacrifice. The actions that once made him a polarising figure today have made him a beloved and honoured hero.

On History (DStv channel 186) at 20:15

 

Sunday, 18 April

 

Asinamali

Mbongeni Ngema of Sarafina! directs and stars in this apartheid-era movie. Asinamali sees a struggle activist working with convicts to create a musical play about their pasts. The play touches on forgiveness and questions reconciliation.

On Moja Love (DStv channel 157) at 22:00

 

Monday, 19 April

 

Mare of Eastown S1

Kate Winslet stars as Mare Sheehan, a detective investigating a small-town murder while her life crumbles around her in this seven-episode HBO psychological thriller, coming to M-Net express from the US. As Mare uncovers the dark side of her small town, she starts to crack under the weight of the community’s expectations of her, their need for her to be a flawless hero who can solve their problems, and even her own past trauma. The cast includes Guy Pierce (L.A. Confidential), Angourie Rice (Ladies in Black) and Evan Peters (American Horror Story).

On M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 22:30

 

Tuesday, 20 April

 

Bachelor in Paradise Australia S2

Fans of the show will be delighted to hear that Alex Nation and Richie Strahan are among the other known contestants returning this season. Contestants must juggle drama, exes and everything in between to try and find love in paradise.

On Vuzu (DStv channel 116) at 20:00

 

Wednesday, 21 April

 

First Wives Club S1

This comedy series is based on the 1996 film of the same name, along with the original 1992 First Wives Club novel by Olivia Goldsmith. Three good friends – Bree (Michelle Buteau), Hazel (Jill Scott) and Ari (Ryan Michelle Bathe) – gang up for sisterly comfort and maybe even revenge after their marriages fall apart. The series is hot on the heels of the US broadcasts and will build to a box set, so episodes will stay on Catch Up throughout the season’s run.

On 1Magic (DStv channel 103) at 21:30

 

Thursday, 22 April

 

Op My Eish

South African actor Neels van Jaarsveld stars in this 13-episode reality dating show, set in the picturesque coastal town of Hermanus. Neels will be getting to know 14 lovely ladies as he searches for the perfect partner – one with a great sense of humour, who is sure of herself, kind-hearted, and an all-around good person who’s not after a flashy lifestyle. He’s also looking for that spark of physical attraction. Will he find it or have to go back to the apps?

On kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 20:00

 

Friday, 23 April

 

Laat die potte prut S13

This competition-format show follows three teams creating delectable meals on an open fire to impress the judges. Laat die potte prut will teach you handy tips and unique recipes to create at home or challenge your family to compete against each other.

On VIA (DStv channel 147) at 17:30

 

Saturday, 24 April

 

Mel Gibson Marathon

TNT honours Mel Gibson by showcasing an entire Saturday filled with his acting and directing feats.

 

11:40 – Conspiracy Theory (1997)

13:55 – We Were Soldiers (2002)

16:05 – Apocalypto (2006)

18:20 – Payback (1999)

20:00 – The Passion of the Christ (2004)

22:10 – Mad Max (1979)

On TNT (DStv channel 137) at 11:40

 

Sunday, 25 April

 

E! Live from The Red Carpet: 2021 Oscars

April is Oscars month, and you can watch E! Live from The Red Carpet: 2021 Oscars on Sunday, 25 April on E! Entertainment (DStv channel 124) at 23:00, and Red Carpet Rundown: 2021 Oscars on Monday, 26 April on E! Entertainment (DStv channel 124) at 01:30. Also, keep an eye on M-Net (DStv channel 101) and M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) for coverage. And watch the DStv Awards show campaign page for all the latest news.

On E! (DStv channel 124) at 23:00

 

Monday, 26 April

 

The Buzz S4

Anele Mdoda hosts this 30-minute talk show, which features five women from across the African continent sharing opinions and anecdotes to help viewers with their dilemmas. Anele’s pals include Pearl Umeh from Nigeria, Rachel Wakesho from Kenya, Zanna Katoka from the DRC, and Davina Mavuwa from Zimbabwe. With such widely different personalities and cultural backgrounds on offer, viewers are sure to get a well-rounded perspective on any problem – from romance and relationships with family and friends to health and side hustles.

On HONEY (DStv channel 173) at 19:00

 

Tuesday, 27 April

 

Die Byl S3

Colonel Piet van der Bijl, better known as Die Byl, and his team are back investigating serial killers in this Leon Kruger series. As the season begins, Byl is still reeling under the guilt he feels for what happened to his team during season 2, while Sergeant Stuurman’s physical and psychological process of recovery will place strain on his relationship with Dr Shani van Rooi. Meanwhile, Captain Lena Maree battles to juggle career and family in a profession that forces the demands of parenthood to take a backseat.

On kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 20:00

 

Wednesday, 28 April

 

Rea Tsotella S12

A show which focuses on conflict resolution hosted by Bishop I Makamu. This reality talk show ranges from discussions around family and romantic relationships to various other issues that plague guests.

On DStv App

 

Thursday, 29 April

 

Baghdad Central S1

This British-made crime thriller is set in Baghdad, Iran around 2003, shortly after Saddam Hussein was ousted. Ex-policeman Muhsin al-Khafaji (Waleed Zuaiter) is wrongfully arrested and tortured by US troops while searching for his missing daughter, Sawsan (Leem Lubany). Later, he is recruited by ex-British policeman Frank Temple (Bertie Carvel) to become a police officer in the Green Zone, the centre of international activity in Baghdad. The series will build to a box set, so episodes will stay on Catch Up throughout the show’s run.

On M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 22:30

 

Friday, 30 April

 

Night Of The Wild (Horror)

When a meteorite hits a quiet town, all the residents’ dogs turn into mysterious beasts. The pets viciously attack the residents who need to fight back to save their family members.

On KIX (DStv channel 114) at 21:00

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Vodacom is reducing pricing on certain 30-day data bundles by up to 14% as part of its ongoing commitment to reduce the cost to communicate and connect more people to the digital economy.

 

The latest price reduction includes the frequently purchased 1GB bundle, which is now R85, a 14% reduction from R99. As part of these price adjustments Vodacom is also giving greater value to customers by allocating up to 33% more data on selected 30-day bundles, to ensure customers get more value at last year’s prices. This will promote digital inclusion and assist our 43 million customers in making savings at a time when they need it most.

 

 

Vodacom has also re-introduced the 30-day 2GB bundle at R159 to give customers wider choice and more value. Tariffs on the 50MB, 3GB, 5GB, 10GB and 20GB 30-day bundles remain unchanged.

“For the past four years, we have remained relentless and consistent in our approach to democratise access by bringing about affordable mobile prices. Our aim in reducing these prices is to ensure customers are constantly connected on SA’s leading network. Our purpose is to connect for a better future and ensure that no one is left behind in this new digital age. It is one of the most critical ways we believe we can create a more equal society for all,” says Jorge Mendes, Chief Officer of Vodacom’s Consumer Business.

 

Since April 2019, Vodacom has almost halved the price of data to ensure access to affordable communication solutions for everyone, especially those with limited resources.

New Allocation Old Allocation Old Price New Price
50MB R12 R12 No price increase
200MB 150MB R29 R29 33% value increase
350MB 325MB R55 R49 8% value increase + 11% price reduction
500MB R79 R69 13% price reduction
1GB R99 R85 14% price reduction
2GB New Bundle R159 New Bundle
3GB R229 R229 No price Increase
5GB R349 R349 No price increase
10GB R469 R469 No price increase
20GB R699 R699 No price increase

 

“In our journey towards becoming a leading Pan African technology company, we will not stop until everyone is connected, as it is part of creating a sustainable, inclusive digital society. As a purpose-led organisation, the voice of our customer is important to us, as such we have reintroduced certain bundles to meet the customer demand so we can go further together,” added Mendes.

 

 

To highlight Vodacom’s continued support, the zero-rated ConnectU platform launched last year offering free access to critical essential services, information and cheaper data, benefits over 14 million unique registered users per month. ConnectU offers even more affordable data prices for customers living in 2000 of South Africa’s lower income suburbs, villages and towns. The service also addresses other key societal needs by connecting users to news, job portals, educational content on the e-School platform, and information on health, wellness, safety and security. Through ConnectU, customers also have access to emergency services such as the what3words emergency findme website and more.

 

 

For even more value, customers can continue to access personalised discounted offers through Just4You. Over the past seven years, the popular platform has provided tailor-made data and voice deals based on individual usage patterns and location.

 

 

Reducing the barriers to communicate includes having access to low-cost devices. Over 4.2 million of Vodacom’s low-cost branded suite of smart devices, which are 3G and 4G enabled, have been sold in South Africa. This access to connectivity has been further enhanced by prepaid device financing, enabling customers with no credit facilities to pay for 4G devices in instalments.

 

 

“Since April last year, we have saved our customers billions of rands through our cost-reduction initiatives and we will continue to do so. We will also invest over R50 billion over a five-year period in infrastructure and new technologies, to increase broadband coverage and data speeds which will bridge the digital divide even more. All our initiatives form part of our social contract, which is a commitment to ensure everyone is connected irrespective of their socio-economic circumstances. We are on a mission to connect everyone and will continue to play our part to combine our technology with the power of individuals, society, businesses and government so we can go further together,” concludes Mendes.

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Munghana Lonene FM refreshes its line-up

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SABC Radio station, Munghana Lonene FM is pleased to announce its line-up changes effective Monday 5 April 2021.

The weekday line-up will see Radio and TV presenter Khensani Nyango take over the 09:00 to 12:00 Monday to Friday slot, a show she previously presented for several years. The show will now be called Swa Risima.

 

Muvhango actor and seasoned presenter, Ike “G-Funk” Ngobeni returns to the station to host a whole new Afternoon Drive Show. G-Funk will be joined by Lindiwe “Lind-diva” Makhubele as co-host and Bongani ‘DJ Soulcrusher’ Sithole will deliver the traffic updates and handle the production. Khoma Ndlela! will also feature multi-talented comedian Solly Makamu who will be the show’s contributor on Thursdays.

 

 

Chiechie Rikhotso will present the public mandate slot between 20:00 and 22:00 weekdays which will still maintain the SABC Education Hour from 21:00 to 22:00.

On Friday evenings Xitsonga Hip Hop Pioneer Mchangani starts the weekend with Emanembenembeni ya Hip Hop from 22:00 to 01:00.

 

 

On Saturday, teen presenter Mpfuxelelo Makaringe will host all the weekend youth educational shows State your mind and Teen Zone back to back from 12:00 to 13:00. Mchangani will now handle the Nkatsakanyo from 13:00 to 15:00.

 

On Saturdays and Sundays between 15:00 to 18:00Rhandzu Optimus will deliver the Sports Show Etimbaleni ta Mintlangu.

 

Saturday evenings on the station’s flagship sound Xitsonga Top 10 music has been strengthened by the introduction of our seasoned presenter Quinton ‘The Quintonizer’ Baloyi. House music show Ta Duma in a new time slot will never be the same. The show will still be hosted by Rooitjie Tshukeleni from 22:00 to 01:00.   Rooitjie Tshukeleni completes the station line up with the station’s student orientated show Campus Connection on Sunday evenings 22:00 to 01:00.

 

Munghana Lonene FM also welcomes two seasoned contributors for the religious programmes, Dr. Esrom Mathumbu joins the station as a Christian contributor and traditional healer Dr. Mashele known as “J Mashale-Mashale” also joins the team as an African Tradition expect.

 

 

Tebogo Magubane, Munghana Lonene FM’s Programmes Manager stated “our new line-up and exciting fresh features will reflect the station strategy of being a brand which stays abreast and cement a place as one of the Top 10 Radio brand in South Africa.  It will also serve the Vatsonga nation, speak to younger listeners, whilst retaining our mandate programming content that will resonate with loyal listeners”.

 

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