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Week in review: Week ending 15 February 2012

Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Media NewsMuzzling the media will harm our democracyThe passing of the Protection of Information Bill last year has brought with it concerns. While there is still debate over how it will be implemented, the media alreadly feels threatened. But what will its effects be?
EntertainmentMannville to celebrate 40th birthday at PE Opera HouseAs the popular open-air venue, Mannville in St George's Park, has been vandalised, management at the PE Opera House has made its main theatre available to the PESF for a season of Antony and Cleopatra that will run from 14 to 18 February at 19:00, with a 15:00 matinee on 19 February.
Editorial DeskMuzzling the media will harm our democracyThe passing of the Protection of Information Bill last year has brought with it concerns. While there is still debate over how it will be implemented, the media alreadly feels threatened. But what will its effects be?
Media NewsCats and adventures come together for Nat Geo Wild's second annual 'Big Cat Week'The beauty and agility of nature’s most majestic cats, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars and cougars from around the world, have enthralled us and captured our imaginations. Now, Nat Geo Wild gets closer than ever, studying big cats in their habitat as they kill prey for survival, mate and care for their cubs.
EntertainmentKissinger to be screened at Origins CentreOn Tuesday, 21 February, Origins Centre will show the National Geographic Channel documentary Kissinger . In this two-hour film, the 88-year old Nobel Laureate defiantly reflects on his time in the administration of two American presidents. He explains US decisions and actions taken in Vietnam, Cambodia, the Soviet Union, China and Chile.
Media NewsSasha Martinengo to leave 5FM 5FM has announced that, after 17 years on air, Sasha Martinengo will be leaving the station at the end of March. The decision comes as part of the station’s annual line-up change, which takes place from 1 April.
EntertainmentTime for the Ballet Olympics in Cape TownFifty top ballet dancers from around the world and South Africa will compete in the third Cape Town International Ballet Competition (CTIBC) at Artscape later this month. From 25 February, dancers will be jetting in to the Mother City from various global destinations including the Republic of South Korea, Argentina, Armenia, Russia, the USA, Brazil, Australia, China and Cuba.
EntertainmentTUT exhibition showcases all fine art areasThe Tshwane University of Technology's (TUT's) Department of Fine and Applied Art will host its annual degree exhibition at the Unisa Art Gallery. The exhibition will run from Monday, 20 February until 1 March and is open to all, from Tuesdays to Sundays between 10:00 and 16:00, says Poorvi Bhana, part-time lecturer and curator.
Media NewsM-Net Series announces new additions to line-up in MarchTelevision shows starting on M-Net Series (DStv channel 110) in March include NYC22 , season five of Burn Notice and season seven of The Closer .
EntertainmentGomacc gets focused for 2012The saying goes: “There's no business like show business”, and the Gauteng Organisation of Community Art Centres (Gomacc) is taking this saying to the next level, hitting the ground running in 2012, with innovative plans to take the organisation forward and offer an even better quality of service to its members.
Media NewsDr. Oz to make online 'house calls'The Emmy ® Award -winning, critically acclaimed and nationally syndicated The Dr. Oz Show has announced the worldwide release of 'House Calls' , an innovative online experience that allows users to send personalised videos to friends and family from Dr. Oz himself.
Media NewsPrincess Rym Ali of Jordan to open WAN-IFRA Middle East ConferencePrincess Rym Ali of Jordan, a former journalist and correspondent, will open the annual Middle East Conference of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), to be held in Dubai on 29 February and 1 March.
Media NewsHigh calibre jocks set to boost radio station audience in GautengOne of South Africa’s fastest growing radio stations, Mix 93.8 FM , scored a double whammy recently with the addition of radio legends Tony Blewitt and Keith Lindsay to its line-up. The station, which broadcasts to Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, Midrand and Pretoria has its sights firmly set on growing audience numbers by 200% this year.
Media NewsDietmar Otti to speak at 22nd World Newspaper Advertising ConferenceDietmar Otti, managing director of marketing for Europe’s largest publisher, Axel Springer, has joined the line-up for the World Newspaper Advertising Conference , taking place on 1 and 2 March, where he will discuss the company’s tablet and mobile strategies.
Media NewsSABC3 is searching for the ultimate 'BAR ONE Man'The South African BAR ONE Manhunt reality TV series blasts onto SABC3 once again in an attempt to find BAR ONE’s everyday hero. This is the search for the most rugged man; a man of integrity and character who has the energy and resilience to live up to life’s expectations; someone who lives, works and plays 25/7. The BAR-ONE Manhunt will be screened only on SABC3 during May.
Media NewsIndonesia to host WAN-IFRA’s leading Asian newspaper event for the first time Publish Asia 2012 , the annual Asian newspaper convention from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), is set to take place in Bali, Indonesia, from 10 to 12 April.
Media NewsDStv Media Sales adds SuperSport Sponsorships to the familyDStv Media Sales has welcomed the SuperSport Sponsorships division to the DStv Media Sales family. In the past, SuperSport Sponsorship sales were managed out of SuperSport, but this will change as of 1 April.
EntertainmentThe Fugard celebrates Fleurs nominations Broken Glass , the highly acclaimed play that ran at the Fugard in 2011, has received several prestigious Fleur du Cap nominations.
Media News‘Le Good Life’ at your fingertips with innovative new Facebook tabDiscover the visual expression of all things beautiful, stylish and delicious with the innovative and ultra-user friendly new ‘Le Good Life’ tab on the House of JC Le Roux’s Facebook page.
Media NewsCuddlers adds consulting midwife to Cuddlers Cuties digital communityCuddlers last year showcased their consumer-centric and innovative approach by introducing the Cuddlers Cuties digital community, which allows parents to have easy access to information and opportunities to interact with other parents. The brand has some exciting plans for their online innovation, and as of 1 February has added a consulting midwife to the team.
EntertainmentSowing the Seeds 2012 line-up announced Rocking the Daisies ’ teaser event, Sowing the Seeds in collaboration with Converse, is heading to Johannesburg and is set to take place on 24 and 25 February at Warthogs Game Farm, Magaliesburg.
EntertainmentkykNET vir Mimi pays a musical tribute to Mimi CoertseThe musical tribute show, kykNET vir Mimi , is a celebration of legendary opera singer Mimi Coertse’s distinguished career and will take place at Artscape on 17 February.
EntertainmentEmbrace the month of love with Ster-Kinekor's special Valentine's screeningsIt’s not always easy to capture that 'loving feeling' on Valentine’s Day amidst the bustle of daily living. Ster-Kinekor Theatres specialises in ‘your happy place’ and knows just how to bring a little happiness into your home by ensuring your Valentine feels Cupid’s arrow this year. Treat your loved one to a host of pre-release screenings at 20:00 on 14 February.
Media RevisitedImagineMag ImagineMag is a South African arts and culture online ezine in its 14 th edition. Launched in 2010 by ballet principal, director and choreographer Amy Gould, a new edition goes live every second month with each edition being archived for research purposes.
Media NewsTop Movies presents a Valentine's Day film festivalTop Movies (TopTV channel 100) will screen a number of romantic films in February honour of Valentine's Day on 14 February, including I Love You, I Love You Not , The Bachelor and Wedding Singer .
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Media NewsMuzzling the media will harm our democracyThe passing of the Protection of Information Bill last year has brought with it concerns. While there is still debate over how it will be implemented, the media alreadly feels threatened. But what will its effects be?
EntertainmentMannville to celebrate 40th birthday at PE Opera HouseAs the popular open-air venue, Mannville in St George's Park, has been vandalised, management at the PE Opera House has made its main theatre available to the PESF for a season of Antony and Cleopatra that will run from 14 to 18 February at 19:00, with a 15:00 matinee on 19 February.
Editorial DeskMuzzling the media will harm our democracyThe passing of the Protection of Information Bill last year has brought with it concerns. While there is still debate over how it will be implemented, the media alreadly feels threatened. But what will its effects be?
Media NewsCats and adventures come together for Nat Geo Wild's second annual 'Big Cat Week'The beauty and agility of nature’s most majestic cats, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars and cougars from around the world, have enthralled us and captured our imaginations. Now, Nat Geo Wild gets closer than ever, studying big cats in their habitat as they kill prey for survival, mate and care for their cubs.
EntertainmentKissinger to be screened at Origins CentreOn Tuesday, 21 February, Origins Centre will show the National Geographic Channel documentary Kissinger . In this two-hour film, the 88-year old Nobel Laureate defiantly reflects on his time in the administration of two American presidents. He explains US decisions and actions taken in Vietnam, Cambodia, the Soviet Union, China and Chile.
Media NewsSasha Martinengo to leave 5FM 5FM has announced that, after 17 years on air, Sasha Martinengo will be leaving the station at the end of March. The decision comes as part of the station’s annual line-up change, which takes place from 1 April.
EntertainmentTime for the Ballet Olympics in Cape TownFifty top ballet dancers from around the world and South Africa will compete in the third Cape Town International Ballet Competition (CTIBC) at Artscape later this month. From 25 February, dancers will be jetting in to the Mother City from various global destinations including the Republic of South Korea, Argentina, Armenia, Russia, the USA, Brazil, Australia, China and Cuba.
EntertainmentTUT exhibition showcases all fine art areasThe Tshwane University of Technology's (TUT's) Department of Fine and Applied Art will host its annual degree exhibition at the Unisa Art Gallery. The exhibition will run from Monday, 20 February until 1 March and is open to all, from Tuesdays to Sundays between 10:00 and 16:00, says Poorvi Bhana, part-time lecturer and curator.
Media NewsM-Net Series announces new additions to line-up in MarchTelevision shows starting on M-Net Series (DStv channel 110) in March include NYC22 , season five of Burn Notice and season seven of The Closer .
EntertainmentGomacc gets focused for 2012The saying goes: “There's no business like show business”, and the Gauteng Organisation of Community Art Centres (Gomacc) is taking this saying to the next level, hitting the ground running in 2012, with innovative plans to take the organisation forward and offer an even better quality of service to its members.
Media NewsDr. Oz to make online 'house calls'The Emmy ® Award -winning, critically acclaimed and nationally syndicated The Dr. Oz Show has announced the worldwide release of 'House Calls' , an innovative online experience that allows users to send personalised videos to friends and family from Dr. Oz himself.
Media NewsPrincess Rym Ali of Jordan to open WAN-IFRA Middle East ConferencePrincess Rym Ali of Jordan, a former journalist and correspondent, will open the annual Middle East Conference of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), to be held in Dubai on 29 February and 1 March.
Media NewsHigh calibre jocks set to boost radio station audience in GautengOne of South Africa’s fastest growing radio stations, Mix 93.8 FM , scored a double whammy recently with the addition of radio legends Tony Blewitt and Keith Lindsay to its line-up. The station, which broadcasts to Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, Midrand and Pretoria has its sights firmly set on growing audience numbers by 200% this year.
Media NewsDietmar Otti to speak at 22nd World Newspaper Advertising ConferenceDietmar Otti, managing director of marketing for Europe’s largest publisher, Axel Springer, has joined the line-up for the World Newspaper Advertising Conference , taking place on 1 and 2 March, where he will discuss the company’s tablet and mobile strategies.
Media NewsSABC3 is searching for the ultimate 'BAR ONE Man'The South African BAR ONE Manhunt reality TV series blasts onto SABC3 once again in an attempt to find BAR ONE’s everyday hero. This is the search for the most rugged man; a man of integrity and character who has the energy and resilience to live up to life’s expectations; someone who lives, works and plays 25/7. The BAR-ONE Manhunt will be screened only on SABC3 during May.
Media NewsIndonesia to host WAN-IFRA’s leading Asian newspaper event for the first time Publish Asia 2012 , the annual Asian newspaper convention from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), is set to take place in Bali, Indonesia, from 10 to 12 April.
Media NewsDStv Media Sales adds SuperSport Sponsorships to the familyDStv Media Sales has welcomed the SuperSport Sponsorships division to the DStv Media Sales family. In the past, SuperSport Sponsorship sales were managed out of SuperSport, but this will change as of 1 April.
EntertainmentThe Fugard celebrates Fleurs nominations Broken Glass , the highly acclaimed play that ran at the Fugard in 2011, has received several prestigious Fleur du Cap nominations.
Media News‘Le Good Life’ at your fingertips with innovative new Facebook tabDiscover the visual expression of all things beautiful, stylish and delicious with the innovative and ultra-user friendly new ‘Le Good Life’ tab on the House of JC Le Roux’s Facebook page.
Media NewsCuddlers adds consulting midwife to Cuddlers Cuties digital communityCuddlers last year showcased their consumer-centric and innovative approach by introducing the Cuddlers Cuties digital community, which allows parents to have easy access to information and opportunities to interact with other parents. The brand has some exciting plans for their online innovation, and as of 1 February has added a consulting midwife to the team.
EntertainmentSowing the Seeds 2012 line-up announced Rocking the Daisies ’ teaser event, Sowing the Seeds in collaboration with Converse, is heading to Johannesburg and is set to take place on 24 and 25 February at Warthogs Game Farm, Magaliesburg.
EntertainmentkykNET vir Mimi pays a musical tribute to Mimi CoertseThe musical tribute show, kykNET vir Mimi , is a celebration of legendary opera singer Mimi Coertse’s distinguished career and will take place at Artscape on 17 February.
EntertainmentEmbrace the month of love with Ster-Kinekor's special Valentine's screeningsIt’s not always easy to capture that 'loving feeling' on Valentine’s Day amidst the bustle of daily living. Ster-Kinekor Theatres specialises in ‘your happy place’ and knows just how to bring a little happiness into your home by ensuring your Valentine feels Cupid’s arrow this year. Treat your loved one to a host of pre-release screenings at 20:00 on 14 February.
Media RevisitedImagineMag ImagineMag is a South African arts and culture online ezine in its 14 th edition. Launched in 2010 by ballet principal, director and choreographer Amy Gould, a new edition goes live every second month with each edition being archived for research purposes.
Media NewsTop Movies presents a Valentine's Day film festivalTop Movies (TopTV channel 100) will screen a number of romantic films in February honour of Valentine's Day on 14 February, including I Love You, I Love You Not , The Bachelor and Wedding Singer .
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
EntertainmentFederico Freschi appointed as the new managing director of Goodman Gallery CapeThe Goodman Gallery has announced that Federico Freschi will be joining the team as the new managing director of its Cape Town branch, starting in April. He will be leaving his longstanding position as associate professor of history of art at the University of the Witwatersrand to move into the different yet interrelated realm of commercial contemporary art.
Media NewsIFRA Expo 2013 to be held in BerlinWAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, will hold its annual exhibition of media technology in Berlin, from 7 to 9 October 2013, at Messe Berlin fairgrounds, following this year’s event in Madrid, Spain. It is the first time that the IFRA Expo , the largest global trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry, will take place in the German capital.
EntertainmentA Million Colours selected for the Pan African Film FestivalUpcoming South African film, A Million Colours , has been selected for the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, which runs from 9 to 20 February. This follows after the film was selected to open the Hollywood Black Film Festival , and was also showcased at the Montreal World Film Festival and Atlantic Film Festival .
EntertainmentValentine's cabaret back to entertain in Port ElizabethThe annual Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society Valentine’s full-stage cabaret is now in its fourth year and commands a special place in the group's calendar. This year, Rose Cowpar once again directs a talented line-up of performers singing and dancing their way through some all-time favourite songs.
EntertainmentTrain set to release new album in April Grammy Award -winning band, Train is set to release their new album, California 37 , on 17 April. The new record is the follow-up to the band’s multi-platinum 2009 release Save Me, San Francisco , which featured the biggest song of 2010, 'Hey Soul Sister'.
Media NewsM-Net Action's March movie line-up to get viewers' adrenaline pumpingFilm highlights coming up this March include a number of classic action movies like Bloodrayne , Terminator 2: Judgement Day and The Final Countdown .
EntertainmentRMB Starlight Classics present an evening under the stars RMB Starlight Classics , an evening of Afro-symphonic musical entertainment, will once again be held “under the stars” on the Great Lawn of Vergelegen, the historic Cape wine estate in Somerset West.
Media NewsTop media executives activate FlookProminent media executives, Craig Ross, Nic Wides, Larry Katz and Russel Stromin have teamed up to create www.flook.co.za sporting deals, South Africa’s first sports group buying site.
EntertainmentCuban dance company to perform in Johannesburg and StellenboschAs part of a cultural bilateral agreement between South Africa and Cuba, the Cuban dance company, Lizt Alfonso, will be performing at the Spier Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch and at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg in February.
Media NewsHelloComputer reinforces Corruption WatchHelloComputer, one of South Africa’s leading creative digital agencies, was called upon to construct and initiate a website for non-profit organisation, Corruption Watch .
EntertainmentSmoke 'n Sultry singing duo and saxophonist performing at RhumbelowIn March, Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban will present Smoke 'n Sultry, Kerry Cherry and Jaziel Vaugh'hann, and saxiphonist Reanne Leigh, who will be performing musical hits from the 1920s through to the 1970s.
Media NewsBBC Knowledge's Human Season to have an icy launchOn Saturday, 11 February, the temperature will lower in Nelson Mandela Square when a three ton, 22-metre long ice sculpture will be erected to spell out a fascinating fact about the human body. The structure will mark the launch of BBC Knowledge’s epic new Human Season on channel 251, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 21:00 at 23:00 from Tuesday, 14 February.
Media NewsAction Publications takes the helm at Cars in ActionFollowing the failure of a group of previous staff to acquire the Cars in Action title, Action Publications has resumed responsibility for Cars in Action magazine and the Cars in Action Online website. The March issue of the Cars in Action magazine is currently in production at Action's Johannesburg studio.
EntertainmentChemical Brothers release Don't Think concert filmOn Friday, 3 February, The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think , directed by Adam Smith, was released in 600 cinemas in 30 countries across the globe. London saw scenes of crowdsurfing cinemas being shut down by security at screenings as a result of the enthused ticket holders’ reactions to the movie, a reaction mirrored in cities around the world from Auckland to Buenos Aires.
EntertainmentBruce Springsteen and The E Street Band to perform at 54th Annual Grammy AwardsTwenty-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have been added to the lineup for the 54 th Annual Grammy Awards .
EntertainmentSA's businesspeople volunteer in the artsVolunteerism is an increasingly potent way for South African businesses and individuals to support the country’s arts community, and is rapidly becoming a key feature of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA)’s ongoing work.
Media NewsDiscovery Channel examines the Costa Concordia disasterIt looked like something conceived on a Hollywood soundstage, but for the 4 200 passengers on board the Costa Concordia, the events of Friday, 13 January were all too real and terrifying. Now, Discovery Channel will dissect the anatomy of this devastating disaster at sea in a special documentary Cruise Ship Disaster: Inside The Concordia premiering on 25 March at 20.55 CAT.
EntertainmentThree Fleur du Cap nominations for OuroborosJanni Younge and Handspring’s Ouroboros has been nominated for three prestigious Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards in the following categories: 'Best Puppetry Design' (Janni Younge), 'Best Sound Design and/or Original Score' (Daniel Eppel) and 'Best Lighting Design' (Mannie Manim).
Media NewsMobilitrix appoints two new board membersMobile rewards and mobile coupon specialist, Mobilitrix, has appointed two new members to the board of directors.
Media NewsGet back on track with Cars in Action OnlineIn the latest Cars in Action Online Newsletter With the Formula One season fast approaching, the teams have begun their first official test session of 2012, Aston Martin makes a huge mistake with the new V12 Zagato and Nissan refreshes the 370Z.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Media NewsMuzzling the media will harm our democracyThe passing of the Protection of Information Bill last year has brought with it concerns. While there is still debate over how it will be implemented, the media alreadly feels threatened. But what will its effects be?
EntertainmentMannville to celebrate 40th birthday at PE Opera HouseAs the popular open-air venue, Mannville in St George's Park, has been vandalised, management at the PE Opera House has made its main theatre available to the PESF for a season of Antony and Cleopatra that will run from 14 to 18 February at 19:00, with a 15:00 matinee on 19 February.
Editorial DeskMuzzling the media will harm our democracyThe passing of the Protection of Information Bill last year has brought with it concerns. While there is still debate over how it will be implemented, the media alreadly feels threatened. But what will its effects be?
Media NewsCats and adventures come together for Nat Geo Wild's second annual 'Big Cat Week'The beauty and agility of nature’s most majestic cats, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars and cougars from around the world, have enthralled us and captured our imaginations. Now, Nat Geo Wild gets closer than ever, studying big cats in their habitat as they kill prey for survival, mate and care for their cubs.
EntertainmentKissinger to be screened at Origins CentreOn Tuesday, 21 February, Origins Centre will show the National Geographic Channel documentary Kissinger . In this two-hour film, the 88-year old Nobel Laureate defiantly reflects on his time in the administration of two American presidents. He explains US decisions and actions taken in Vietnam, Cambodia, the Soviet Union, China and Chile.
Media NewsSasha Martinengo to leave 5FM 5FM has announced that, after 17 years on air, Sasha Martinengo will be leaving the station at the end of March. The decision comes as part of the station’s annual line-up change, which takes place from 1 April.
EntertainmentTime for the Ballet Olympics in Cape TownFifty top ballet dancers from around the world and South Africa will compete in the third Cape Town International Ballet Competition (CTIBC) at Artscape later this month. From 25 February, dancers will be jetting in to the Mother City from various global destinations including the Republic of South Korea, Argentina, Armenia, Russia, the USA, Brazil, Australia, China and Cuba.
EntertainmentTUT exhibition showcases all fine art areasThe Tshwane University of Technology's (TUT's) Department of Fine and Applied Art will host its annual degree exhibition at the Unisa Art Gallery. The exhibition will run from Monday, 20 February until 1 March and is open to all, from Tuesdays to Sundays between 10:00 and 16:00, says Poorvi Bhana, part-time lecturer and curator.
Media NewsM-Net Series announces new additions to line-up in MarchTelevision shows starting on M-Net Series (DStv channel 110) in March include NYC22 , season five of Burn Notice and season seven of The Closer .
EntertainmentGomacc gets focused for 2012The saying goes: “There's no business like show business”, and the Gauteng Organisation of Community Art Centres (Gomacc) is taking this saying to the next level, hitting the ground running in 2012, with innovative plans to take the organisation forward and offer an even better quality of service to its members.
Media NewsDr. Oz to make online 'house calls'The Emmy ® Award -winning, critically acclaimed and nationally syndicated The Dr. Oz Show has announced the worldwide release of 'House Calls' , an innovative online experience that allows users to send personalised videos to friends and family from Dr. Oz himself.
Media NewsPrincess Rym Ali of Jordan to open WAN-IFRA Middle East ConferencePrincess Rym Ali of Jordan, a former journalist and correspondent, will open the annual Middle East Conference of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), to be held in Dubai on 29 February and 1 March.
Media NewsHigh calibre jocks set to boost radio station audience in GautengOne of South Africa’s fastest growing radio stations, Mix 93.8 FM , scored a double whammy recently with the addition of radio legends Tony Blewitt and Keith Lindsay to its line-up. The station, which broadcasts to Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, Midrand and Pretoria has its sights firmly set on growing audience numbers by 200% this year.
Media NewsDietmar Otti to speak at 22nd World Newspaper Advertising ConferenceDietmar Otti, managing director of marketing for Europe’s largest publisher, Axel Springer, has joined the line-up for the World Newspaper Advertising Conference , taking place on 1 and 2 March, where he will discuss the company’s tablet and mobile strategies.
Media NewsSABC3 is searching for the ultimate 'BAR ONE Man'The South African BAR ONE Manhunt reality TV series blasts onto SABC3 once again in an attempt to find BAR ONE’s everyday hero. This is the search for the most rugged man; a man of integrity and character who has the energy and resilience to live up to life’s expectations; someone who lives, works and plays 25/7. The BAR-ONE Manhunt will be screened only on SABC3 during May.
Media NewsIndonesia to host WAN-IFRA’s leading Asian newspaper event for the first time Publish Asia 2012 , the annual Asian newspaper convention from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), is set to take place in Bali, Indonesia, from 10 to 12 April.
Media NewsDStv Media Sales adds SuperSport Sponsorships to the familyDStv Media Sales has welcomed the SuperSport Sponsorships division to the DStv Media Sales family. In the past, SuperSport Sponsorship sales were managed out of SuperSport, but this will change as of 1 April.
EntertainmentThe Fugard celebrates Fleurs nominations Broken Glass , the highly acclaimed play that ran at the Fugard in 2011, has received several prestigious Fleur du Cap nominations.
Media News‘Le Good Life’ at your fingertips with innovative new Facebook tabDiscover the visual expression of all things beautiful, stylish and delicious with the innovative and ultra-user friendly new ‘Le Good Life’ tab on the House of JC Le Roux’s Facebook page.
Media NewsCuddlers adds consulting midwife to Cuddlers Cuties digital communityCuddlers last year showcased their consumer-centric and innovative approach by introducing the Cuddlers Cuties digital community, which allows parents to have easy access to information and opportunities to interact with other parents. The brand has some exciting plans for their online innovation, and as of 1 February has added a consulting midwife to the team.
EntertainmentSowing the Seeds 2012 line-up announced Rocking the Daisies ’ teaser event, Sowing the Seeds in collaboration with Converse, is heading to Johannesburg and is set to take place on 24 and 25 February at Warthogs Game Farm, Magaliesburg.
EntertainmentkykNET vir Mimi pays a musical tribute to Mimi CoertseThe musical tribute show, kykNET vir Mimi , is a celebration of legendary opera singer Mimi Coertse’s distinguished career and will take place at Artscape on 17 February.
EntertainmentEmbrace the month of love with Ster-Kinekor's special Valentine's screeningsIt’s not always easy to capture that 'loving feeling' on Valentine’s Day amidst the bustle of daily living. Ster-Kinekor Theatres specialises in ‘your happy place’ and knows just how to bring a little happiness into your home by ensuring your Valentine feels Cupid’s arrow this year. Treat your loved one to a host of pre-release screenings at 20:00 on 14 February.
Media RevisitedImagineMag ImagineMag is a South African arts and culture online ezine in its 14 th edition. Launched in 2010 by ballet principal, director and choreographer Amy Gould, a new edition goes live every second month with each edition being archived for research purposes.
Media NewsTop Movies presents a Valentine's Day film festivalTop Movies (TopTV channel 100) will screen a number of romantic films in February honour of Valentine's Day on 14 February, including I Love You, I Love You Not , The Bachelor and Wedding Singer .
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
EntertainmentFederico Freschi appointed as the new managing director of Goodman Gallery CapeThe Goodman Gallery has announced that Federico Freschi will be joining the team as the new managing director of its Cape Town branch, starting in April. He will be leaving his longstanding position as associate professor of history of art at the University of the Witwatersrand to move into the different yet interrelated realm of commercial contemporary art.
Media NewsIFRA Expo 2013 to be held in BerlinWAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, will hold its annual exhibition of media technology in Berlin, from 7 to 9 October 2013, at Messe Berlin fairgrounds, following this year’s event in Madrid, Spain. It is the first time that the IFRA Expo , the largest global trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry, will take place in the German capital.
EntertainmentA Million Colours selected for the Pan African Film FestivalUpcoming South African film, A Million Colours , has been selected for the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, which runs from 9 to 20 February. This follows after the film was selected to open the Hollywood Black Film Festival , and was also showcased at the Montreal World Film Festival and Atlantic Film Festival .
EntertainmentValentine's cabaret back to entertain in Port ElizabethThe annual Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society Valentine’s full-stage cabaret is now in its fourth year and commands a special place in the group's calendar. This year, Rose Cowpar once again directs a talented line-up of performers singing and dancing their way through some all-time favourite songs.
EntertainmentTrain set to release new album in April Grammy Award -winning band, Train is set to release their new album, California 37 , on 17 April. The new record is the follow-up to the band’s multi-platinum 2009 release Save Me, San Francisco , which featured the biggest song of 2010, 'Hey Soul Sister'.
Media NewsM-Net Action's March movie line-up to get viewers' adrenaline pumpingFilm highlights coming up this March include a number of classic action movies like Bloodrayne , Terminator 2: Judgement Day and The Final Countdown .
EntertainmentRMB Starlight Classics present an evening under the stars RMB Starlight Classics , an evening of Afro-symphonic musical entertainment, will once again be held “under the stars” on the Great Lawn of Vergelegen, the historic Cape wine estate in Somerset West.
Media NewsTop media executives activate FlookProminent media executives, Craig Ross, Nic Wides, Larry Katz and Russel Stromin have teamed up to create www.flook.co.za sporting deals, South Africa’s first sports group buying site.
EntertainmentCuban dance company to perform in Johannesburg and StellenboschAs part of a cultural bilateral agreement between South Africa and Cuba, the Cuban dance company, Lizt Alfonso, will be performing at the Spier Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch and at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg in February.
Media NewsHelloComputer reinforces Corruption WatchHelloComputer, one of South Africa’s leading creative digital agencies, was called upon to construct and initiate a website for non-profit organisation, Corruption Watch .
EntertainmentSmoke 'n Sultry singing duo and saxophonist performing at RhumbelowIn March, Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban will present Smoke 'n Sultry, Kerry Cherry and Jaziel Vaugh'hann, and saxiphonist Reanne Leigh, who will be performing musical hits from the 1920s through to the 1970s.
Media NewsBBC Knowledge's Human Season to have an icy launchOn Saturday, 11 February, the temperature will lower in Nelson Mandela Square when a three ton, 22-metre long ice sculpture will be erected to spell out a fascinating fact about the human body. The structure will mark the launch of BBC Knowledge’s epic new Human Season on channel 251, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 21:00 at 23:00 from Tuesday, 14 February.
Media NewsAction Publications takes the helm at Cars in ActionFollowing the failure of a group of previous staff to acquire the Cars in Action title, Action Publications has resumed responsibility for Cars in Action magazine and the Cars in Action Online website. The March issue of the Cars in Action magazine is currently in production at Action's Johannesburg studio.
EntertainmentChemical Brothers release Don't Think concert filmOn Friday, 3 February, The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think , directed by Adam Smith, was released in 600 cinemas in 30 countries across the globe. London saw scenes of crowdsurfing cinemas being shut down by security at screenings as a result of the enthused ticket holders’ reactions to the movie, a reaction mirrored in cities around the world from Auckland to Buenos Aires.
EntertainmentBruce Springsteen and The E Street Band to perform at 54th Annual Grammy AwardsTwenty-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have been added to the lineup for the 54 th Annual Grammy Awards .
EntertainmentSA's businesspeople volunteer in the artsVolunteerism is an increasingly potent way for South African businesses and individuals to support the country’s arts community, and is rapidly becoming a key feature of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA)’s ongoing work.
Media NewsDiscovery Channel examines the Costa Concordia disasterIt looked like something conceived on a Hollywood soundstage, but for the 4 200 passengers on board the Costa Concordia, the events of Friday, 13 January were all too real and terrifying. Now, Discovery Channel will dissect the anatomy of this devastating disaster at sea in a special documentary Cruise Ship Disaster: Inside The Concordia premiering on 25 March at 20.55 CAT.
EntertainmentThree Fleur du Cap nominations for OuroborosJanni Younge and Handspring’s Ouroboros has been nominated for three prestigious Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards in the following categories: 'Best Puppetry Design' (Janni Younge), 'Best Sound Design and/or Original Score' (Daniel Eppel) and 'Best Lighting Design' (Mannie Manim).
Media NewsMobilitrix appoints two new board membersMobile rewards and mobile coupon specialist, Mobilitrix, has appointed two new members to the board of directors.
Media NewsGet back on track with Cars in Action OnlineIn the latest Cars in Action Online Newsletter With the Formula One season fast approaching, the teams have begun their first official test session of 2012, Aston Martin makes a huge mistake with the new V12 Zagato and Nissan refreshes the 370Z.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Media Newsheat magazine celebrates its 400th issueSouth Africa's leading celebrity news magazine, heat , is celebrating its 400 th issue and revisiting some of the celeb craziness featured over the years since heat launched in 2004. Big prizes worth more than R60 000 are also up for grabs in the 400 th issue.
Media NewsEdutainment show Soul City ranked as top drama by TAMSAccording to the primetime TAMS ratings for the period 26 December 2011 to 1 January, the 11 th season of edutainment show, Soul City , was ranked the top drama show across all South African television channels. The show was also positioned second overall after daily soap opera, Generations , as one of the most watched television programmes in the country.
Media NewsBe a better cook with Jamie magazineThe new issue of Jamie Oliver’s award-winning magazine, Jamie is full of inspiring ways to keep you busy in your kitchen. The issue will go on sale at selected retailers on 13 February at R30 less than the usual price of R99.95.
EntertainmentThe Beach Boys to reunite at 54th Grammy AwardsThe Beach Boys — Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks, who have not performed together live in more than two decades — will reunite on the Grammy stage and join current Grammy nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5 for a special performance.
Media NewsTopTV's Braquo shows the men in blue in a different lightIt is an everyday occurrence of policeman cracking under pressure – the issue comes to life on the small screen in Braquo , a French cop television series, about four officers whose world is turned when one of their colleagues commits suicide. The show is broadcast every Sunday at 22:45 on FX (TopTV channel 110).
EntertainmentNew Era to bring touring exhibition to Cape Town in FebruaryNew Era, the international lifestyle brand with an authentic sports heritage, has announced that The Bank, set in the heart of Cape Town’s Fringe district, will host the seventh New Era Introducing exhibition from 16 to 18 February. The gallery will be open for three days of public viewing (opening times: 11:00 to 18:00).
Media NewsThink outside the box: Digital Media Europe focuses on transforming media businessesThe 2012 Digital Media Europe conference is dedicated to 'Thinking outside the box', starting with the conference venue and programme itself. The annual digital publishing event of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) will be held from 16 to 18 April in the Science Museum of London.
EntertainmentLovell Gallery hosts artists competitionThe Lovell Gallery, in collaboration with a jury of art experts, will be looking to identify fresh and collectable artists - young or new artists that can become collectable, as well as professional artists of any age that are doing great fresh work.
Media NewsNew Daddy 24/7 docu-reality show to question fatherhood stereotypesThe new docu-reality show on SABC1, titled Daddy 24/7 , will investigate long-standing stereotypes about fathers and their role in the rearing of their children.
Media NewsReunite with bloody zombies on TopTV this Valentine's DayThe countdown has begun. This Valentine’s Day, the only red TV audiences will see is blood and gore, delivered by our scintillating zombies, once again. South Africa will be re-invaded by The Walking Dead 2, returning on Tuesday, 14 February at 21:15 on FX, channel 110 on TopTV.
EntertainmentDavid Aldo confirms three live shows in South AfricaLocal musician, David Aldo, has confirmed three live shows for his fans in March to support his new album, Halfway to Memphis . Now resident in Los Angeles, Aldo is one of the country’s more successful singer-songwriters with a string of Top 10 hits over the past decade, including 'Someday', 'What a fine day', 'Everything to me' and 'Just you'.
Media NewsMacGyver returns on SABC3MacGyver, cult hero and role model, makes a return appearance on SABC3 from Monday to Friday, starting 22 February.
EntertainmentBook now for Animal Farm productionThe Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Drama Programme’s production of Animal Farm in the Breytenbach Theatre in March will not only rely on the spectacle, but is also a physical storytelling feast. The production is devised as a site-specific experience where the audience is invited into the performance space and enticed to participate in the journey.
EntertainmentKaty Perry to release double-platinum edition of Teenage DreamKaty Perry will release a special edition of her double-platinum album, Teenage Dream in March, featuring three new songs.
Media NewsSeason three of What I Like About You to start soon on SABC3The third season of What I Like About You , starring Amanda Bynes and Jenny Garth, will start airing on SABC3 from 21 February, and will be broadcast Mondays to Wednesday at 18:30.
EntertainmentBaxter Theatre to offer pre-show dinner on Valentine's DayCelebrate love and romance at the Baxter Theatre Centre on 14 February with two shows to choose from and a pre-show dinner option. The Act Restaurant at the Baxter will offer patrons a two-course dinner, a glass of bubbly on arrival and a goodie box filled with delectable dessert treats on the night.
Media NewsUniversal Channel to offer special Valentine's Day programmingViewers can look forward to romantic films like Autumn in New York and The Wedding Planner .
EntertainmentASSITEJ theatres to celebrate World Day for Theatre for Children and Young People on 20 MarchEvery year, ASSITEJ, the international association of theatre for children and young people (which works in 85 countries across the world), celebrates the World Day for Theatre for Children and Young People on 20 March. For the next three years, the global association will be uniting theatres across the world in conveying one message: "Take a child to the theatre today".
Media NewsBET gears up for BET Honors 2012The BET Honors 2012 will be broadcast at Sunday, 19 February at 22:00 on BET (TopTV channel 190).
EntertainmentKZN Philharmonic Orchestra to open World Symphony Series Summer SeasonThe KZN Philharmonic Orchestra will open its World Symphony Series Summer Season on 16 February. The season comprises six concerts which take place every Thursday at the Durban City Hall at 19:30.
Media NewsComing up on Media@SAfm this Sunday …On Sunday, 12 February Media@SAfm will host a round table discussion and look at the ethics of journalism following the “brown paper scandal” in the Western Cape on alleged bribery of journalists by Ibrahim Rasool's office when he was premier.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Media NewsMuzzling the media will harm our democracyThe passing of the Protection of Information Bill last year has brought with it concerns. While there is still debate over how it will be implemented, the media alreadly feels threatened. But what will its effects be?
EntertainmentMannville to celebrate 40th birthday at PE Opera HouseAs the popular open-air venue, Mannville in St George's Park, has been vandalised, management at the PE Opera House has made its main theatre available to the PESF for a season of Antony and Cleopatra that will run from 14 to 18 February at 19:00, with a 15:00 matinee on 19 February.
Editorial DeskMuzzling the media will harm our democracyThe passing of the Protection of Information Bill last year has brought with it concerns. While there is still debate over how it will be implemented, the media alreadly feels threatened. But what will its effects be?
Media NewsCats and adventures come together for Nat Geo Wild's second annual 'Big Cat Week'The beauty and agility of nature’s most majestic cats, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars and cougars from around the world, have enthralled us and captured our imaginations. Now, Nat Geo Wild gets closer than ever, studying big cats in their habitat as they kill prey for survival, mate and care for their cubs.
EntertainmentKissinger to be screened at Origins CentreOn Tuesday, 21 February, Origins Centre will show the National Geographic Channel documentary Kissinger . In this two-hour film, the 88-year old Nobel Laureate defiantly reflects on his time in the administration of two American presidents. He explains US decisions and actions taken in Vietnam, Cambodia, the Soviet Union, China and Chile.
Media NewsSasha Martinengo to leave 5FM 5FM has announced that, after 17 years on air, Sasha Martinengo will be leaving the station at the end of March. The decision comes as part of the station’s annual line-up change, which takes place from 1 April.
EntertainmentTime for the Ballet Olympics in Cape TownFifty top ballet dancers from around the world and South Africa will compete in the third Cape Town International Ballet Competition (CTIBC) at Artscape later this month. From 25 February, dancers will be jetting in to the Mother City from various global destinations including the Republic of South Korea, Argentina, Armenia, Russia, the USA, Brazil, Australia, China and Cuba.
EntertainmentTUT exhibition showcases all fine art areasThe Tshwane University of Technology's (TUT's) Department of Fine and Applied Art will host its annual degree exhibition at the Unisa Art Gallery. The exhibition will run from Monday, 20 February until 1 March and is open to all, from Tuesdays to Sundays between 10:00 and 16:00, says Poorvi Bhana, part-time lecturer and curator.
Media NewsM-Net Series announces new additions to line-up in MarchTelevision shows starting on M-Net Series (DStv channel 110) in March include NYC22 , season five of Burn Notice and season seven of The Closer .
EntertainmentGomacc gets focused for 2012The saying goes: “There's no business like show business”, and the Gauteng Organisation of Community Art Centres (Gomacc) is taking this saying to the next level, hitting the ground running in 2012, with innovative plans to take the organisation forward and offer an even better quality of service to its members.
Media NewsDr. Oz to make online 'house calls'The Emmy ® Award -winning, critically acclaimed and nationally syndicated The Dr. Oz Show has announced the worldwide release of 'House Calls' , an innovative online experience that allows users to send personalised videos to friends and family from Dr. Oz himself.
Media NewsPrincess Rym Ali of Jordan to open WAN-IFRA Middle East ConferencePrincess Rym Ali of Jordan, a former journalist and correspondent, will open the annual Middle East Conference of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), to be held in Dubai on 29 February and 1 March.
Media NewsHigh calibre jocks set to boost radio station audience in GautengOne of South Africa’s fastest growing radio stations, Mix 93.8 FM , scored a double whammy recently with the addition of radio legends Tony Blewitt and Keith Lindsay to its line-up. The station, which broadcasts to Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, Midrand and Pretoria has its sights firmly set on growing audience numbers by 200% this year.
Media NewsDietmar Otti to speak at 22nd World Newspaper Advertising ConferenceDietmar Otti, managing director of marketing for Europe’s largest publisher, Axel Springer, has joined the line-up for the World Newspaper Advertising Conference , taking place on 1 and 2 March, where he will discuss the company’s tablet and mobile strategies.
Media NewsSABC3 is searching for the ultimate 'BAR ONE Man'The South African BAR ONE Manhunt reality TV series blasts onto SABC3 once again in an attempt to find BAR ONE’s everyday hero. This is the search for the most rugged man; a man of integrity and character who has the energy and resilience to live up to life’s expectations; someone who lives, works and plays 25/7. The BAR-ONE Manhunt will be screened only on SABC3 during May.
Media NewsIndonesia to host WAN-IFRA’s leading Asian newspaper event for the first time Publish Asia 2012 , the annual Asian newspaper convention from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), is set to take place in Bali, Indonesia, from 10 to 12 April.
Media NewsDStv Media Sales adds SuperSport Sponsorships to the familyDStv Media Sales has welcomed the SuperSport Sponsorships division to the DStv Media Sales family. In the past, SuperSport Sponsorship sales were managed out of SuperSport, but this will change as of 1 April.
EntertainmentThe Fugard celebrates Fleurs nominations Broken Glass , the highly acclaimed play that ran at the Fugard in 2011, has received several prestigious Fleur du Cap nominations.
Media News‘Le Good Life’ at your fingertips with innovative new Facebook tabDiscover the visual expression of all things beautiful, stylish and delicious with the innovative and ultra-user friendly new ‘Le Good Life’ tab on the House of JC Le Roux’s Facebook page.
Media NewsCuddlers adds consulting midwife to Cuddlers Cuties digital communityCuddlers last year showcased their consumer-centric and innovative approach by introducing the Cuddlers Cuties digital community, which allows parents to have easy access to information and opportunities to interact with other parents. The brand has some exciting plans for their online innovation, and as of 1 February has added a consulting midwife to the team.
EntertainmentSowing the Seeds 2012 line-up announced Rocking the Daisies ’ teaser event, Sowing the Seeds in collaboration with Converse, is heading to Johannesburg and is set to take place on 24 and 25 February at Warthogs Game Farm, Magaliesburg.
EntertainmentkykNET vir Mimi pays a musical tribute to Mimi CoertseThe musical tribute show, kykNET vir Mimi , is a celebration of legendary opera singer Mimi Coertse’s distinguished career and will take place at Artscape on 17 February.
EntertainmentEmbrace the month of love with Ster-Kinekor's special Valentine's screeningsIt’s not always easy to capture that 'loving feeling' on Valentine’s Day amidst the bustle of daily living. Ster-Kinekor Theatres specialises in ‘your happy place’ and knows just how to bring a little happiness into your home by ensuring your Valentine feels Cupid’s arrow this year. Treat your loved one to a host of pre-release screenings at 20:00 on 14 February.
Media RevisitedImagineMag ImagineMag is a South African arts and culture online ezine in its 14 th edition. Launched in 2010 by ballet principal, director and choreographer Amy Gould, a new edition goes live every second month with each edition being archived for research purposes.
Media NewsTop Movies presents a Valentine's Day film festivalTop Movies (TopTV channel 100) will screen a number of romantic films in February honour of Valentine's Day on 14 February, including I Love You, I Love You Not , The Bachelor and Wedding Singer .
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
EntertainmentFederico Freschi appointed as the new managing director of Goodman Gallery CapeThe Goodman Gallery has announced that Federico Freschi will be joining the team as the new managing director of its Cape Town branch, starting in April. He will be leaving his longstanding position as associate professor of history of art at the University of the Witwatersrand to move into the different yet interrelated realm of commercial contemporary art.
Media NewsIFRA Expo 2013 to be held in BerlinWAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, will hold its annual exhibition of media technology in Berlin, from 7 to 9 October 2013, at Messe Berlin fairgrounds, following this year’s event in Madrid, Spain. It is the first time that the IFRA Expo , the largest global trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry, will take place in the German capital.
EntertainmentA Million Colours selected for the Pan African Film FestivalUpcoming South African film, A Million Colours , has been selected for the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, which runs from 9 to 20 February. This follows after the film was selected to open the Hollywood Black Film Festival , and was also showcased at the Montreal World Film Festival and Atlantic Film Festival .
EntertainmentValentine's cabaret back to entertain in Port ElizabethThe annual Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society Valentine’s full-stage cabaret is now in its fourth year and commands a special place in the group's calendar. This year, Rose Cowpar once again directs a talented line-up of performers singing and dancing their way through some all-time favourite songs.
EntertainmentTrain set to release new album in April Grammy Award -winning band, Train is set to release their new album, California 37 , on 17 April. The new record is the follow-up to the band’s multi-platinum 2009 release Save Me, San Francisco , which featured the biggest song of 2010, 'Hey Soul Sister'.
Media NewsM-Net Action's March movie line-up to get viewers' adrenaline pumpingFilm highlights coming up this March include a number of classic action movies like Bloodrayne , Terminator 2: Judgement Day and The Final Countdown .
EntertainmentRMB Starlight Classics present an evening under the stars RMB Starlight Classics , an evening of Afro-symphonic musical entertainment, will once again be held “under the stars” on the Great Lawn of Vergelegen, the historic Cape wine estate in Somerset West.
Media NewsTop media executives activate FlookProminent media executives, Craig Ross, Nic Wides, Larry Katz and Russel Stromin have teamed up to create www.flook.co.za sporting deals, South Africa’s first sports group buying site.
EntertainmentCuban dance company to perform in Johannesburg and StellenboschAs part of a cultural bilateral agreement between South Africa and Cuba, the Cuban dance company, Lizt Alfonso, will be performing at the Spier Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch and at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg in February.
Media NewsHelloComputer reinforces Corruption WatchHelloComputer, one of South Africa’s leading creative digital agencies, was called upon to construct and initiate a website for non-profit organisation, Corruption Watch .
EntertainmentSmoke 'n Sultry singing duo and saxophonist performing at RhumbelowIn March, Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban will present Smoke 'n Sultry, Kerry Cherry and Jaziel Vaugh'hann, and saxiphonist Reanne Leigh, who will be performing musical hits from the 1920s through to the 1970s.
Media NewsBBC Knowledge's Human Season to have an icy launchOn Saturday, 11 February, the temperature will lower in Nelson Mandela Square when a three ton, 22-metre long ice sculpture will be erected to spell out a fascinating fact about the human body. The structure will mark the launch of BBC Knowledge’s epic new Human Season on channel 251, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 21:00 at 23:00 from Tuesday, 14 February.
Media NewsAction Publications takes the helm at Cars in ActionFollowing the failure of a group of previous staff to acquire the Cars in Action title, Action Publications has resumed responsibility for Cars in Action magazine and the Cars in Action Online website. The March issue of the Cars in Action magazine is currently in production at Action's Johannesburg studio.
EntertainmentChemical Brothers release Don't Think concert filmOn Friday, 3 February, The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think , directed by Adam Smith, was released in 600 cinemas in 30 countries across the globe. London saw scenes of crowdsurfing cinemas being shut down by security at screenings as a result of the enthused ticket holders’ reactions to the movie, a reaction mirrored in cities around the world from Auckland to Buenos Aires.
EntertainmentBruce Springsteen and The E Street Band to perform at 54th Annual Grammy AwardsTwenty-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have been added to the lineup for the 54 th Annual Grammy Awards .
EntertainmentSA's businesspeople volunteer in the artsVolunteerism is an increasingly potent way for South African businesses and individuals to support the country’s arts community, and is rapidly becoming a key feature of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA)’s ongoing work.
Media NewsDiscovery Channel examines the Costa Concordia disasterIt looked like something conceived on a Hollywood soundstage, but for the 4 200 passengers on board the Costa Concordia, the events of Friday, 13 January were all too real and terrifying. Now, Discovery Channel will dissect the anatomy of this devastating disaster at sea in a special documentary Cruise Ship Disaster: Inside The Concordia premiering on 25 March at 20.55 CAT.
EntertainmentThree Fleur du Cap nominations for OuroborosJanni Younge and Handspring’s Ouroboros has been nominated for three prestigious Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards in the following categories: 'Best Puppetry Design' (Janni Younge), 'Best Sound Design and/or Original Score' (Daniel Eppel) and 'Best Lighting Design' (Mannie Manim).
Media NewsMobilitrix appoints two new board membersMobile rewards and mobile coupon specialist, Mobilitrix, has appointed two new members to the board of directors.
Media NewsGet back on track with Cars in Action OnlineIn the latest Cars in Action Online Newsletter With the Formula One season fast approaching, the teams have begun their first official test session of 2012, Aston Martin makes a huge mistake with the new V12 Zagato and Nissan refreshes the 370Z.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Media Newsheat magazine celebrates its 400th issueSouth Africa's leading celebrity news magazine, heat , is celebrating its 400 th issue and revisiting some of the celeb craziness featured over the years since heat launched in 2004. Big prizes worth more than R60 000 are also up for grabs in the 400 th issue.
Media NewsEdutainment show Soul City ranked as top drama by TAMSAccording to the primetime TAMS ratings for the period 26 December 2011 to 1 January, the 11 th season of edutainment show, Soul City , was ranked the top drama show across all South African television channels. The show was also positioned second overall after daily soap opera, Generations , as one of the most watched television programmes in the country.
Media NewsBe a better cook with Jamie magazineThe new issue of Jamie Oliver’s award-winning magazine, Jamie is full of inspiring ways to keep you busy in your kitchen. The issue will go on sale at selected retailers on 13 February at R30 less than the usual price of R99.95.
EntertainmentThe Beach Boys to reunite at 54th Grammy AwardsThe Beach Boys — Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks, who have not performed together live in more than two decades — will reunite on the Grammy stage and join current Grammy nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5 for a special performance.
Media NewsTopTV's Braquo shows the men in blue in a different lightIt is an everyday occurrence of policeman cracking under pressure – the issue comes to life on the small screen in Braquo , a French cop television series, about four officers whose world is turned when one of their colleagues commits suicide. The show is broadcast every Sunday at 22:45 on FX (TopTV channel 110).
EntertainmentNew Era to bring touring exhibition to Cape Town in FebruaryNew Era, the international lifestyle brand with an authentic sports heritage, has announced that The Bank, set in the heart of Cape Town’s Fringe district, will host the seventh New Era Introducing exhibition from 16 to 18 February. The gallery will be open for three days of public viewing (opening times: 11:00 to 18:00).
Media NewsThink outside the box: Digital Media Europe focuses on transforming media businessesThe 2012 Digital Media Europe conference is dedicated to 'Thinking outside the box', starting with the conference venue and programme itself. The annual digital publishing event of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) will be held from 16 to 18 April in the Science Museum of London.
EntertainmentLovell Gallery hosts artists competitionThe Lovell Gallery, in collaboration with a jury of art experts, will be looking to identify fresh and collectable artists - young or new artists that can become collectable, as well as professional artists of any age that are doing great fresh work.
Media NewsNew Daddy 24/7 docu-reality show to question fatherhood stereotypesThe new docu-reality show on SABC1, titled Daddy 24/7 , will investigate long-standing stereotypes about fathers and their role in the rearing of their children.
Media NewsReunite with bloody zombies on TopTV this Valentine's DayThe countdown has begun. This Valentine’s Day, the only red TV audiences will see is blood and gore, delivered by our scintillating zombies, once again. South Africa will be re-invaded by The Walking Dead 2, returning on Tuesday, 14 February at 21:15 on FX, channel 110 on TopTV.
EntertainmentDavid Aldo confirms three live shows in South AfricaLocal musician, David Aldo, has confirmed three live shows for his fans in March to support his new album, Halfway to Memphis . Now resident in Los Angeles, Aldo is one of the country’s more successful singer-songwriters with a string of Top 10 hits over the past decade, including 'Someday', 'What a fine day', 'Everything to me' and 'Just you'.
Media NewsMacGyver returns on SABC3MacGyver, cult hero and role model, makes a return appearance on SABC3 from Monday to Friday, starting 22 February.
EntertainmentBook now for Animal Farm productionThe Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Drama Programme’s production of Animal Farm in the Breytenbach Theatre in March will not only rely on the spectacle, but is also a physical storytelling feast. The production is devised as a site-specific experience where the audience is invited into the performance space and enticed to participate in the journey.
EntertainmentKaty Perry to release double-platinum edition of Teenage DreamKaty Perry will release a special edition of her double-platinum album, Teenage Dream in March, featuring three new songs.
Media NewsSeason three of What I Like About You to start soon on SABC3The third season of What I Like About You , starring Amanda Bynes and Jenny Garth, will start airing on SABC3 from 21 February, and will be broadcast Mondays to Wednesday at 18:30.
EntertainmentBaxter Theatre to offer pre-show dinner on Valentine's DayCelebrate love and romance at the Baxter Theatre Centre on 14 February with two shows to choose from and a pre-show dinner option. The Act Restaurant at the Baxter will offer patrons a two-course dinner, a glass of bubbly on arrival and a goodie box filled with delectable dessert treats on the night.
Media NewsUniversal Channel to offer special Valentine's Day programmingViewers can look forward to romantic films like Autumn in New York and The Wedding Planner .
EntertainmentASSITEJ theatres to celebrate World Day for Theatre for Children and Young People on 20 MarchEvery year, ASSITEJ, the international association of theatre for children and young people (which works in 85 countries across the world), celebrates the World Day for Theatre for Children and Young People on 20 March. For the next three years, the global association will be uniting theatres across the world in conveying one message: "Take a child to the theatre today".
Media NewsBET gears up for BET Honors 2012The BET Honors 2012 will be broadcast at Sunday, 19 February at 22:00 on BET (TopTV channel 190).
EntertainmentKZN Philharmonic Orchestra to open World Symphony Series Summer SeasonThe KZN Philharmonic Orchestra will open its World Symphony Series Summer Season on 16 February. The season comprises six concerts which take place every Thursday at the Durban City Hall at 19:30.
Media NewsComing up on Media@SAfm this Sunday …On Sunday, 12 February Media@SAfm will host a round table discussion and look at the ethics of journalism following the “brown paper scandal” in the Western Cape on alleged bribery of journalists by Ibrahim Rasool's office when he was premier.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
EntertainmentBrooklyn Theatre presents an evening with playwright Harold PinterPinter times two: Gauteng theatre lovers are seldom treated to a double bill of plays by Harold Pinter on a single evening and a single stage, but this rare occurrence will take place at 20:00 on Friday, 24 February, in the Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria.
Media NewsMatrics Uploaded takes on grade 10 and 11 contentThis year, Matrics Uploaded has extended its content support to cover grade 10 and 11 curricula. The programme, which is now in its third successful season and broadcasts every weekday at 15:00 on SABC1, originally provided support for grade 12 learning areas.
Media NewsLoved up: South East Asia’s digital landscape is awash with couplesEffective Measure, provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets, has released data reporting on the significance to Valentine’s Day of the large market share of South East Asia’s (SEA) internet audience who are in romantic relationships.
Media NewsWorld’s press condemns judgement against Ukrainian newspaperThe World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have condemned a Ukrainian court decision that puts the future of the country’s largest circulation daily, Express , into doubt.
Media NewsIdols Durban auditions boasts a holiday atmosphereThe KZN auditions of Idols season eight kicked off in a festive holiday atmosphere on Saturday, 11 February, in what has to be the most scenic spot ever for an Idols audition: the promenade at uShaka Marine World in Durban.
Media NewsTWS Media partners with International Wine and Spirits CompetitionTWS Media, publishers of the e-zine Wine Extra and organisers of The Wine Show , have signed an exclusive agreement to be the South African media partner of the International Wine and Spirits Competition .
EntertainmentEntertainment galore at re-opening of Johannesburg City LibraryThe Johannesburg City Library will be officially re-opened to the public on Tuesday, 14 February after an extensive upgrade and extension process. Members of the public are invited to come along and celebrate the unveiling of this revamped landmark with a host of entertainment and activities that will take place outside the building from 11:00.
Media NewsFacebook and SADAG team up for suicide prevention in South AfricaThe social networking site recently introduced a new suicide prevention tool, which allows users to report a loved one's online indications of suicidal behaviour. That particular user (if located in South Africa) is then given access to resources and information about the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG).
EntertainmentNew dawn for the National Arts CouncilThe National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC), committed to developing and promoting excellence in the arts, has announced the appointment of its new chief executive officer, Monica Newton, and chief financial officer, Thami Kubheka.
EntertainmentEd Jordan to score big with Mad Buddies SAMA winner, platinum-selling musician and TV presenter Ed Jordan will be at the helm of the music and score composition of the upcoming Leon Schuster film, Mad Buddies , set for release on 22 June across South Africa.
Media NewsNavigating the potential and pitfalls of social media for personal brandingIn an increasingly connected world, nearly every person has become a brand that is partly shaped and influenced by their online profile. Whether you like it or not, your words and actions online can come back to haunt you or they can help you to land that dream job or important client, this according to Melody Maker, digital strategist at Acceleration Media.
EntertainmentThe Fray releases new single'Heartbeat' is The Fray’s first single off the Scars and Stories album. 'Heartbeat' was produced by Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Stone Temple Pilots, Audioslave) and written by The Fray’s frontman Isaac Slade and guitarist Joseph King.
EntertainmentFemale impersonation set to rock the FringeJoin Ceri Dupree in an evening of glamour and glitter, comedy, vocal impressions and jaw-dropping costumes as the UK's leading female impersonator brings his one-man 21-woman show to the Fringe at Joburg Theatre.
Media NewsEndemol’s Big Brother celebrates its tenth anniversary on the African continentEndemol’s biggest reality format, Big Brother , will celebrate its tenth anniversary on the African continent in May. Pay TV broadcaster M-Net first commissioned Endemol South Africa to produce the South African version of Big Brother in 2001, which was subsequently followed by the second season of Big Brother South Africa in 2002.
Media NewsSuspense, action and comedy coming up on Studio UniversalWith Tuesday Thrillers, Friday Comedy and Action Weekends, Studio Universal (DStv channel 119) viewers can look forward to a wide selection of films in February, including Last Dance , The Pink Panther 2 and The Condemned .
Awardsbrandhouse launches 2012 brandhouse Responsible Drinking Media AwardsThe 2012 brandhouse Responsible Drinking Media Awards were launched on 6 February, and alcohol beverage company, brandhouse, is inviting journalists from all over South Africa to support and be part of this unique enterprise.
Media NewsCape Town socialites kick off new season of MTV's My Super Sweet World ClassCape Town ‘it girls’ and self-named ‘party queens of Cape Town’, Liz Stone and Elena Pappas, are the hosts of the new season of My Super Sweet World Class , which will begin airing on MTV (DStv channel 321) at 23:00 CAT on Sunday, 19 February.
Media NewsRadio listeners are creatures of habitSouth Africans have shown little change in their radio listening habits, with SAARF’s latest RAMS release showing no significant listening changes over the previous survey.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Media NewsMuzzling the media will harm our democracyThe passing of the Protection of Information Bill last year has brought with it concerns. While there is still debate over how it will be implemented, the media alreadly feels threatened. But what will its effects be?
EntertainmentMannville to celebrate 40th birthday at PE Opera HouseAs the popular open-air venue, Mannville in St George's Park, has been vandalised, management at the PE Opera House has made its main theatre available to the PESF for a season of Antony and Cleopatra that will run from 14 to 18 February at 19:00, with a 15:00 matinee on 19 February.
Editorial DeskMuzzling the media will harm our democracyThe passing of the Protection of Information Bill last year has brought with it concerns. While there is still debate over how it will be implemented, the media alreadly feels threatened. But what will its effects be?
Media NewsCats and adventures come together for Nat Geo Wild's second annual 'Big Cat Week'The beauty and agility of nature’s most majestic cats, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars and cougars from around the world, have enthralled us and captured our imaginations. Now, Nat Geo Wild gets closer than ever, studying big cats in their habitat as they kill prey for survival, mate and care for their cubs.
EntertainmentKissinger to be screened at Origins CentreOn Tuesday, 21 February, Origins Centre will show the National Geographic Channel documentary Kissinger . In this two-hour film, the 88-year old Nobel Laureate defiantly reflects on his time in the administration of two American presidents. He explains US decisions and actions taken in Vietnam, Cambodia, the Soviet Union, China and Chile.
Media NewsSasha Martinengo to leave 5FM 5FM has announced that, after 17 years on air, Sasha Martinengo will be leaving the station at the end of March. The decision comes as part of the station’s annual line-up change, which takes place from 1 April.
EntertainmentTime for the Ballet Olympics in Cape TownFifty top ballet dancers from around the world and South Africa will compete in the third Cape Town International Ballet Competition (CTIBC) at Artscape later this month. From 25 February, dancers will be jetting in to the Mother City from various global destinations including the Republic of South Korea, Argentina, Armenia, Russia, the USA, Brazil, Australia, China and Cuba.
EntertainmentTUT exhibition showcases all fine art areasThe Tshwane University of Technology's (TUT's) Department of Fine and Applied Art will host its annual degree exhibition at the Unisa Art Gallery. The exhibition will run from Monday, 20 February until 1 March and is open to all, from Tuesdays to Sundays between 10:00 and 16:00, says Poorvi Bhana, part-time lecturer and curator.
Media NewsM-Net Series announces new additions to line-up in MarchTelevision shows starting on M-Net Series (DStv channel 110) in March include NYC22 , season five of Burn Notice and season seven of The Closer .
EntertainmentGomacc gets focused for 2012The saying goes: “There's no business like show business”, and the Gauteng Organisation of Community Art Centres (Gomacc) is taking this saying to the next level, hitting the ground running in 2012, with innovative plans to take the organisation forward and offer an even better quality of service to its members.
Media NewsDr. Oz to make online 'house calls'The Emmy ® Award -winning, critically acclaimed and nationally syndicated The Dr. Oz Show has announced the worldwide release of 'House Calls' , an innovative online experience that allows users to send personalised videos to friends and family from Dr. Oz himself.
Media NewsPrincess Rym Ali of Jordan to open WAN-IFRA Middle East ConferencePrincess Rym Ali of Jordan, a former journalist and correspondent, will open the annual Middle East Conference of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), to be held in Dubai on 29 February and 1 March.
Media NewsHigh calibre jocks set to boost radio station audience in GautengOne of South Africa’s fastest growing radio stations, Mix 93.8 FM , scored a double whammy recently with the addition of radio legends Tony Blewitt and Keith Lindsay to its line-up. The station, which broadcasts to Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, Midrand and Pretoria has its sights firmly set on growing audience numbers by 200% this year.
Media NewsDietmar Otti to speak at 22nd World Newspaper Advertising ConferenceDietmar Otti, managing director of marketing for Europe’s largest publisher, Axel Springer, has joined the line-up for the World Newspaper Advertising Conference , taking place on 1 and 2 March, where he will discuss the company’s tablet and mobile strategies.
Media NewsSABC3 is searching for the ultimate 'BAR ONE Man'The South African BAR ONE Manhunt reality TV series blasts onto SABC3 once again in an attempt to find BAR ONE’s everyday hero. This is the search for the most rugged man; a man of integrity and character who has the energy and resilience to live up to life’s expectations; someone who lives, works and plays 25/7. The BAR-ONE Manhunt will be screened only on SABC3 during May.
Media NewsIndonesia to host WAN-IFRA’s leading Asian newspaper event for the first time Publish Asia 2012 , the annual Asian newspaper convention from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), is set to take place in Bali, Indonesia, from 10 to 12 April.
Media NewsDStv Media Sales adds SuperSport Sponsorships to the familyDStv Media Sales has welcomed the SuperSport Sponsorships division to the DStv Media Sales family. In the past, SuperSport Sponsorship sales were managed out of SuperSport, but this will change as of 1 April.
EntertainmentThe Fugard celebrates Fleurs nominations Broken Glass , the highly acclaimed play that ran at the Fugard in 2011, has received several prestigious Fleur du Cap nominations.
Media News‘Le Good Life’ at your fingertips with innovative new Facebook tabDiscover the visual expression of all things beautiful, stylish and delicious with the innovative and ultra-user friendly new ‘Le Good Life’ tab on the House of JC Le Roux’s Facebook page.
Media NewsCuddlers adds consulting midwife to Cuddlers Cuties digital communityCuddlers last year showcased their consumer-centric and innovative approach by introducing the Cuddlers Cuties digital community, which allows parents to have easy access to information and opportunities to interact with other parents. The brand has some exciting plans for their online innovation, and as of 1 February has added a consulting midwife to the team.
EntertainmentSowing the Seeds 2012 line-up announced Rocking the Daisies ’ teaser event, Sowing the Seeds in collaboration with Converse, is heading to Johannesburg and is set to take place on 24 and 25 February at Warthogs Game Farm, Magaliesburg.
EntertainmentkykNET vir Mimi pays a musical tribute to Mimi CoertseThe musical tribute show, kykNET vir Mimi , is a celebration of legendary opera singer Mimi Coertse’s distinguished career and will take place at Artscape on 17 February.
EntertainmentEmbrace the month of love with Ster-Kinekor's special Valentine's screeningsIt’s not always easy to capture that 'loving feeling' on Valentine’s Day amidst the bustle of daily living. Ster-Kinekor Theatres specialises in ‘your happy place’ and knows just how to bring a little happiness into your home by ensuring your Valentine feels Cupid’s arrow this year. Treat your loved one to a host of pre-release screenings at 20:00 on 14 February.
Media RevisitedImagineMag ImagineMag is a South African arts and culture online ezine in its 14 th edition. Launched in 2010 by ballet principal, director and choreographer Amy Gould, a new edition goes live every second month with each edition being archived for research purposes.
Media NewsTop Movies presents a Valentine's Day film festivalTop Movies (TopTV channel 100) will screen a number of romantic films in February honour of Valentine's Day on 14 February, including I Love You, I Love You Not , The Bachelor and Wedding Singer .
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
EntertainmentFederico Freschi appointed as the new managing director of Goodman Gallery CapeThe Goodman Gallery has announced that Federico Freschi will be joining the team as the new managing director of its Cape Town branch, starting in April. He will be leaving his longstanding position as associate professor of history of art at the University of the Witwatersrand to move into the different yet interrelated realm of commercial contemporary art.
Media NewsIFRA Expo 2013 to be held in BerlinWAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, will hold its annual exhibition of media technology in Berlin, from 7 to 9 October 2013, at Messe Berlin fairgrounds, following this year’s event in Madrid, Spain. It is the first time that the IFRA Expo , the largest global trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry, will take place in the German capital.
EntertainmentA Million Colours selected for the Pan African Film FestivalUpcoming South African film, A Million Colours , has been selected for the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, which runs from 9 to 20 February. This follows after the film was selected to open the Hollywood Black Film Festival , and was also showcased at the Montreal World Film Festival and Atlantic Film Festival .
EntertainmentValentine's cabaret back to entertain in Port ElizabethThe annual Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society Valentine’s full-stage cabaret is now in its fourth year and commands a special place in the group's calendar. This year, Rose Cowpar once again directs a talented line-up of performers singing and dancing their way through some all-time favourite songs.
EntertainmentTrain set to release new album in April Grammy Award -winning band, Train is set to release their new album, California 37 , on 17 April. The new record is the follow-up to the band’s multi-platinum 2009 release Save Me, San Francisco , which featured the biggest song of 2010, 'Hey Soul Sister'.
Media NewsM-Net Action's March movie line-up to get viewers' adrenaline pumpingFilm highlights coming up this March include a number of classic action movies like Bloodrayne , Terminator 2: Judgement Day and The Final Countdown .
EntertainmentRMB Starlight Classics present an evening under the stars RMB Starlight Classics , an evening of Afro-symphonic musical entertainment, will once again be held “under the stars” on the Great Lawn of Vergelegen, the historic Cape wine estate in Somerset West.
Media NewsTop media executives activate FlookProminent media executives, Craig Ross, Nic Wides, Larry Katz and Russel Stromin have teamed up to create www.flook.co.za sporting deals, South Africa’s first sports group buying site.
EntertainmentCuban dance company to perform in Johannesburg and StellenboschAs part of a cultural bilateral agreement between South Africa and Cuba, the Cuban dance company, Lizt Alfonso, will be performing at the Spier Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch and at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg in February.
Media NewsHelloComputer reinforces Corruption WatchHelloComputer, one of South Africa’s leading creative digital agencies, was called upon to construct and initiate a website for non-profit organisation, Corruption Watch .
EntertainmentSmoke 'n Sultry singing duo and saxophonist performing at RhumbelowIn March, Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban will present Smoke 'n Sultry, Kerry Cherry and Jaziel Vaugh'hann, and saxiphonist Reanne Leigh, who will be performing musical hits from the 1920s through to the 1970s.
Media NewsBBC Knowledge's Human Season to have an icy launchOn Saturday, 11 February, the temperature will lower in Nelson Mandela Square when a three ton, 22-metre long ice sculpture will be erected to spell out a fascinating fact about the human body. The structure will mark the launch of BBC Knowledge’s epic new Human Season on channel 251, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 21:00 at 23:00 from Tuesday, 14 February.
Media NewsAction Publications takes the helm at Cars in ActionFollowing the failure of a group of previous staff to acquire the Cars in Action title, Action Publications has resumed responsibility for Cars in Action magazine and the Cars in Action Online website. The March issue of the Cars in Action magazine is currently in production at Action's Johannesburg studio.
EntertainmentChemical Brothers release Don't Think concert filmOn Friday, 3 February, The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think , directed by Adam Smith, was released in 600 cinemas in 30 countries across the globe. London saw scenes of crowdsurfing cinemas being shut down by security at screenings as a result of the enthused ticket holders’ reactions to the movie, a reaction mirrored in cities around the world from Auckland to Buenos Aires.
EntertainmentBruce Springsteen and The E Street Band to perform at 54th Annual Grammy AwardsTwenty-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have been added to the lineup for the 54 th Annual Grammy Awards .
EntertainmentSA's businesspeople volunteer in the artsVolunteerism is an increasingly potent way for South African businesses and individuals to support the country’s arts community, and is rapidly becoming a key feature of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA)’s ongoing work.
Media NewsDiscovery Channel examines the Costa Concordia disasterIt looked like something conceived on a Hollywood soundstage, but for the 4 200 passengers on board the Costa Concordia, the events of Friday, 13 January were all too real and terrifying. Now, Discovery Channel will dissect the anatomy of this devastating disaster at sea in a special documentary Cruise Ship Disaster: Inside The Concordia premiering on 25 March at 20.55 CAT.
EntertainmentThree Fleur du Cap nominations for OuroborosJanni Younge and Handspring’s Ouroboros has been nominated for three prestigious Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards in the following categories: 'Best Puppetry Design' (Janni Younge), 'Best Sound Design and/or Original Score' (Daniel Eppel) and 'Best Lighting Design' (Mannie Manim).
Media NewsMobilitrix appoints two new board membersMobile rewards and mobile coupon specialist, Mobilitrix, has appointed two new members to the board of directors.
Media NewsGet back on track with Cars in Action OnlineIn the latest Cars in Action Online Newsletter With the Formula One season fast approaching, the teams have begun their first official test session of 2012, Aston Martin makes a huge mistake with the new V12 Zagato and Nissan refreshes the 370Z.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Media Newsheat magazine celebrates its 400th issueSouth Africa's leading celebrity news magazine, heat , is celebrating its 400 th issue and revisiting some of the celeb craziness featured over the years since heat launched in 2004. Big prizes worth more than R60 000 are also up for grabs in the 400 th issue.
Media NewsEdutainment show Soul City ranked as top drama by TAMSAccording to the primetime TAMS ratings for the period 26 December 2011 to 1 January, the 11 th season of edutainment show, Soul City , was ranked the top drama show across all South African television channels. The show was also positioned second overall after daily soap opera, Generations , as one of the most watched television programmes in the country.
Media NewsBe a better cook with Jamie magazineThe new issue of Jamie Oliver’s award-winning magazine, Jamie is full of inspiring ways to keep you busy in your kitchen. The issue will go on sale at selected retailers on 13 February at R30 less than the usual price of R99.95.
EntertainmentThe Beach Boys to reunite at 54th Grammy AwardsThe Beach Boys — Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks, who have not performed together live in more than two decades — will reunite on the Grammy stage and join current Grammy nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5 for a special performance.
Media NewsTopTV's Braquo shows the men in blue in a different lightIt is an everyday occurrence of policeman cracking under pressure – the issue comes to life on the small screen in Braquo , a French cop television series, about four officers whose world is turned when one of their colleagues commits suicide. The show is broadcast every Sunday at 22:45 on FX (TopTV channel 110).
EntertainmentNew Era to bring touring exhibition to Cape Town in FebruaryNew Era, the international lifestyle brand with an authentic sports heritage, has announced that The Bank, set in the heart of Cape Town’s Fringe district, will host the seventh New Era Introducing exhibition from 16 to 18 February. The gallery will be open for three days of public viewing (opening times: 11:00 to 18:00).
Media NewsThink outside the box: Digital Media Europe focuses on transforming media businessesThe 2012 Digital Media Europe conference is dedicated to 'Thinking outside the box', starting with the conference venue and programme itself. The annual digital publishing event of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) will be held from 16 to 18 April in the Science Museum of London.
EntertainmentLovell Gallery hosts artists competitionThe Lovell Gallery, in collaboration with a jury of art experts, will be looking to identify fresh and collectable artists - young or new artists that can become collectable, as well as professional artists of any age that are doing great fresh work.
Media NewsNew Daddy 24/7 docu-reality show to question fatherhood stereotypesThe new docu-reality show on SABC1, titled Daddy 24/7 , will investigate long-standing stereotypes about fathers and their role in the rearing of their children.
Media NewsReunite with bloody zombies on TopTV this Valentine's DayThe countdown has begun. This Valentine’s Day, the only red TV audiences will see is blood and gore, delivered by our scintillating zombies, once again. South Africa will be re-invaded by The Walking Dead 2, returning on Tuesday, 14 February at 21:15 on FX, channel 110 on TopTV.
EntertainmentDavid Aldo confirms three live shows in South AfricaLocal musician, David Aldo, has confirmed three live shows for his fans in March to support his new album, Halfway to Memphis . Now resident in Los Angeles, Aldo is one of the country’s more successful singer-songwriters with a string of Top 10 hits over the past decade, including 'Someday', 'What a fine day', 'Everything to me' and 'Just you'.
Media NewsMacGyver returns on SABC3MacGyver, cult hero and role model, makes a return appearance on SABC3 from Monday to Friday, starting 22 February.
EntertainmentBook now for Animal Farm productionThe Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Drama Programme’s production of Animal Farm in the Breytenbach Theatre in March will not only rely on the spectacle, but is also a physical storytelling feast. The production is devised as a site-specific experience where the audience is invited into the performance space and enticed to participate in the journey.
EntertainmentKaty Perry to release double-platinum edition of Teenage DreamKaty Perry will release a special edition of her double-platinum album, Teenage Dream in March, featuring three new songs.
Media NewsSeason three of What I Like About You to start soon on SABC3The third season of What I Like About You , starring Amanda Bynes and Jenny Garth, will start airing on SABC3 from 21 February, and will be broadcast Mondays to Wednesday at 18:30.
EntertainmentBaxter Theatre to offer pre-show dinner on Valentine's DayCelebrate love and romance at the Baxter Theatre Centre on 14 February with two shows to choose from and a pre-show dinner option. The Act Restaurant at the Baxter will offer patrons a two-course dinner, a glass of bubbly on arrival and a goodie box filled with delectable dessert treats on the night.
Media NewsUniversal Channel to offer special Valentine's Day programmingViewers can look forward to romantic films like Autumn in New York and The Wedding Planner .
EntertainmentASSITEJ theatres to celebrate World Day for Theatre for Children and Young People on 20 MarchEvery year, ASSITEJ, the international association of theatre for children and young people (which works in 85 countries across the world), celebrates the World Day for Theatre for Children and Young People on 20 March. For the next three years, the global association will be uniting theatres across the world in conveying one message: "Take a child to the theatre today".
Media NewsBET gears up for BET Honors 2012The BET Honors 2012 will be broadcast at Sunday, 19 February at 22:00 on BET (TopTV channel 190).
EntertainmentKZN Philharmonic Orchestra to open World Symphony Series Summer SeasonThe KZN Philharmonic Orchestra will open its World Symphony Series Summer Season on 16 February. The season comprises six concerts which take place every Thursday at the Durban City Hall at 19:30.
Media NewsComing up on Media@SAfm this Sunday …On Sunday, 12 February Media@SAfm will host a round table discussion and look at the ethics of journalism following the “brown paper scandal” in the Western Cape on alleged bribery of journalists by Ibrahim Rasool's office when he was premier.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
EntertainmentBrooklyn Theatre presents an evening with playwright Harold PinterPinter times two: Gauteng theatre lovers are seldom treated to a double bill of plays by Harold Pinter on a single evening and a single stage, but this rare occurrence will take place at 20:00 on Friday, 24 February, in the Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria.
Media NewsMatrics Uploaded takes on grade 10 and 11 contentThis year, Matrics Uploaded has extended its content support to cover grade 10 and 11 curricula. The programme, which is now in its third successful season and broadcasts every weekday at 15:00 on SABC1, originally provided support for grade 12 learning areas.
Media NewsLoved up: South East Asia’s digital landscape is awash with couplesEffective Measure, provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets, has released data reporting on the significance to Valentine’s Day of the large market share of South East Asia’s (SEA) internet audience who are in romantic relationships.
Media NewsWorld’s press condemns judgement against Ukrainian newspaperThe World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have condemned a Ukrainian court decision that puts the future of the country’s largest circulation daily, Express , into doubt.
Media NewsIdols Durban auditions boasts a holiday atmosphereThe KZN auditions of Idols season eight kicked off in a festive holiday atmosphere on Saturday, 11 February, in what has to be the most scenic spot ever for an Idols audition: the promenade at uShaka Marine World in Durban.
Media NewsTWS Media partners with International Wine and Spirits CompetitionTWS Media, publishers of the e-zine Wine Extra and organisers of The Wine Show , have signed an exclusive agreement to be the South African media partner of the International Wine and Spirits Competition .
EntertainmentEntertainment galore at re-opening of Johannesburg City LibraryThe Johannesburg City Library will be officially re-opened to the public on Tuesday, 14 February after an extensive upgrade and extension process. Members of the public are invited to come along and celebrate the unveiling of this revamped landmark with a host of entertainment and activities that will take place outside the building from 11:00.
Media NewsFacebook and SADAG team up for suicide prevention in South AfricaThe social networking site recently introduced a new suicide prevention tool, which allows users to report a loved one's online indications of suicidal behaviour. That particular user (if located in South Africa) is then given access to resources and information about the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG).
EntertainmentNew dawn for the National Arts CouncilThe National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC), committed to developing and promoting excellence in the arts, has announced the appointment of its new chief executive officer, Monica Newton, and chief financial officer, Thami Kubheka.
EntertainmentEd Jordan to score big with Mad Buddies SAMA winner, platinum-selling musician and TV presenter Ed Jordan will be at the helm of the music and score composition of the upcoming Leon Schuster film, Mad Buddies , set for release on 22 June across South Africa.
Media NewsNavigating the potential and pitfalls of social media for personal brandingIn an increasingly connected world, nearly every person has become a brand that is partly shaped and influenced by their online profile. Whether you like it or not, your words and actions online can come back to haunt you or they can help you to land that dream job or important client, this according to Melody Maker, digital strategist at Acceleration Media.
EntertainmentThe Fray releases new single'Heartbeat' is The Fray’s first single off the Scars and Stories album. 'Heartbeat' was produced by Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Stone Temple Pilots, Audioslave) and written by The Fray’s frontman Isaac Slade and guitarist Joseph King.
EntertainmentFemale impersonation set to rock the FringeJoin Ceri Dupree in an evening of glamour and glitter, comedy, vocal impressions and jaw-dropping costumes as the UK's leading female impersonator brings his one-man 21-woman show to the Fringe at Joburg Theatre.
Media NewsEndemol’s Big Brother celebrates its tenth anniversary on the African continentEndemol’s biggest reality format, Big Brother , will celebrate its tenth anniversary on the African continent in May. Pay TV broadcaster M-Net first commissioned Endemol South Africa to produce the South African version of Big Brother in 2001, which was subsequently followed by the second season of Big Brother South Africa in 2002.
Media NewsSuspense, action and comedy coming up on Studio UniversalWith Tuesday Thrillers, Friday Comedy and Action Weekends, Studio Universal (DStv channel 119) viewers can look forward to a wide selection of films in February, including Last Dance , The Pink Panther 2 and The Condemned .
Awardsbrandhouse launches 2012 brandhouse Responsible Drinking Media AwardsThe 2012 brandhouse Responsible Drinking Media Awards were launched on 6 February, and alcohol beverage company, brandhouse, is inviting journalists from all over South Africa to support and be part of this unique enterprise.
Media NewsCape Town socialites kick off new season of MTV's My Super Sweet World ClassCape Town ‘it girls’ and self-named ‘party queens of Cape Town’, Liz Stone and Elena Pappas, are the hosts of the new season of My Super Sweet World Class , which will begin airing on MTV (DStv channel 321) at 23:00 CAT on Sunday, 19 February.
Media NewsRadio listeners are creatures of habitSouth Africans have shown little change in their radio listening habits, with SAARF’s latest RAMS release showing no significant listening changes over the previous survey.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Media NewsThe Wild West gets a Common touch on FXSinger Common stars in a new series on the Wild West, Hell on Wheels , which airs on FX, TopTV channel 110, from Sunday, 19 February at 21:15.
EntertainmentStatements enters its final week at the FugardAthol Fugard's Statements After an Arrest under the Immorality Act has entered its final week, having been extended by popular demand to 18 February.
EntertainmentMIDM stages eight works for Dance Umbrella2012 marks 21 years of Moving into Dance's full-time training, as well as the staging of no less than eight works at the Dance Umbrella Festival .
Media NewsRHS and GetSmarter launch the creative writing short courseRandom House Struik and GetSmarter, a specialist online training company, will launch the RHS Creative Writing | Short course on 12 March. The course is compiled and facilitated by South African author Mike Nicol.
Media NewsGerhard Zeiler named president of Turner Broadcasting System InternationalInternational television executive, Gerhard Zeiler, will join Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) as president of Turner Broadcasting System International, the company’s global portfolio of branded television networks and related businesses, as announced by Phil Kent, chairman and CEO of TBS.
EntertainmentSony Music Entertainment honoured at the 54th Annual Grammy AwardsSony Music Entertainment artists from virtually every genre of music were recognised for their achievements at the 54 th Annual Grammy Awards , held on Sunday, 12 February at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Media NewsTake your organisation into the 21st century with the Joshua West Digital Revolution Media ConferenceAt the Joshua West Digital Revolution Media Conference , taking place on 14 and 15 March, attendees will hear first-hand insights from media players leading their companies forward in the fast paced digital era.
EntertainmentFive partnerships awarded BASA grantsBusiness and Arts South Africa’s latest supporting grants once again spotlight the diverse range of businesses and arts organisations that are in partnership on specific projects.
EntertainmentMikhail Simonyan pulls out of 2012 JIMFThe organisers of the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (JIMF) have announced that due to personal reasons, Mikhail Simonyan is no longer able to be a part of this year’s event.
EntertainmentIt’s not just The Phantom of the OperaAndrew Lloyd Webber is Mr Spectacular Musical, and The Phantom of the Opera is arguably the most spectacular (and definitely the most famous) of his musicals. This alone will be reason enough for some people to buy tickets to see it, but, if you need more, read on.
Entertainment ReviewsIt’s not just The Phantom of the OperaAndrew Lloyd Webber is Mr Spectacular Musical, and The Phantom of the Opera is arguably the most spectacular (and definitely the most famous) of his musicals. This alone will be reason enough for some people to buy tickets to see it, but, if you need more, read on.
Media NewsPetrolhead central on Cars in Action OnlineIn the latest Cars in Action Online Newsletter Ford takes the lead at the World Rally Championship in Sweden, an analysis of the first testing session of the 2012 Formula One season and BMW reveals its new mighty M6.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Media NewsMuzzling the media will harm our democracyThe passing of the Protection of Information Bill last year has brought with it concerns. While there is still debate over how it will be implemented, the media alreadly feels threatened. But what will its effects be?
EntertainmentMannville to celebrate 40th birthday at PE Opera HouseAs the popular open-air venue, Mannville in St George's Park, has been vandalised, management at the PE Opera House has made its main theatre available to the PESF for a season of Antony and Cleopatra that will run from 14 to 18 February at 19:00, with a 15:00 matinee on 19 February.
Editorial DeskMuzzling the media will harm our democracyThe passing of the Protection of Information Bill last year has brought with it concerns. While there is still debate over how it will be implemented, the media alreadly feels threatened. But what will its effects be?
Media NewsCats and adventures come together for Nat Geo Wild's second annual 'Big Cat Week'The beauty and agility of nature’s most majestic cats, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars and cougars from around the world, have enthralled us and captured our imaginations. Now, Nat Geo Wild gets closer than ever, studying big cats in their habitat as they kill prey for survival, mate and care for their cubs.
EntertainmentKissinger to be screened at Origins CentreOn Tuesday, 21 February, Origins Centre will show the National Geographic Channel documentary Kissinger . In this two-hour film, the 88-year old Nobel Laureate defiantly reflects on his time in the administration of two American presidents. He explains US decisions and actions taken in Vietnam, Cambodia, the Soviet Union, China and Chile.
Media NewsSasha Martinengo to leave 5FM 5FM has announced that, after 17 years on air, Sasha Martinengo will be leaving the station at the end of March. The decision comes as part of the station’s annual line-up change, which takes place from 1 April.
EntertainmentTime for the Ballet Olympics in Cape TownFifty top ballet dancers from around the world and South Africa will compete in the third Cape Town International Ballet Competition (CTIBC) at Artscape later this month. From 25 February, dancers will be jetting in to the Mother City from various global destinations including the Republic of South Korea, Argentina, Armenia, Russia, the USA, Brazil, Australia, China and Cuba.
EntertainmentTUT exhibition showcases all fine art areasThe Tshwane University of Technology's (TUT's) Department of Fine and Applied Art will host its annual degree exhibition at the Unisa Art Gallery. The exhibition will run from Monday, 20 February until 1 March and is open to all, from Tuesdays to Sundays between 10:00 and 16:00, says Poorvi Bhana, part-time lecturer and curator.
Media NewsM-Net Series announces new additions to line-up in MarchTelevision shows starting on M-Net Series (DStv channel 110) in March include NYC22 , season five of Burn Notice and season seven of The Closer .
EntertainmentGomacc gets focused for 2012The saying goes: “There's no business like show business”, and the Gauteng Organisation of Community Art Centres (Gomacc) is taking this saying to the next level, hitting the ground running in 2012, with innovative plans to take the organisation forward and offer an even better quality of service to its members.
Media NewsDr. Oz to make online 'house calls'The Emmy ® Award -winning, critically acclaimed and nationally syndicated The Dr. Oz Show has announced the worldwide release of 'House Calls' , an innovative online experience that allows users to send personalised videos to friends and family from Dr. Oz himself.
Media NewsPrincess Rym Ali of Jordan to open WAN-IFRA Middle East ConferencePrincess Rym Ali of Jordan, a former journalist and correspondent, will open the annual Middle East Conference of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), to be held in Dubai on 29 February and 1 March.
Media NewsHigh calibre jocks set to boost radio station audience in GautengOne of South Africa’s fastest growing radio stations, Mix 93.8 FM , scored a double whammy recently with the addition of radio legends Tony Blewitt and Keith Lindsay to its line-up. The station, which broadcasts to Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, Midrand and Pretoria has its sights firmly set on growing audience numbers by 200% this year.
Media NewsDietmar Otti to speak at 22nd World Newspaper Advertising ConferenceDietmar Otti, managing director of marketing for Europe’s largest publisher, Axel Springer, has joined the line-up for the World Newspaper Advertising Conference , taking place on 1 and 2 March, where he will discuss the company’s tablet and mobile strategies.
Media NewsSABC3 is searching for the ultimate 'BAR ONE Man'The South African BAR ONE Manhunt reality TV series blasts onto SABC3 once again in an attempt to find BAR ONE’s everyday hero. This is the search for the most rugged man; a man of integrity and character who has the energy and resilience to live up to life’s expectations; someone who lives, works and plays 25/7. The BAR-ONE Manhunt will be screened only on SABC3 during May.
Media NewsIndonesia to host WAN-IFRA’s leading Asian newspaper event for the first time Publish Asia 2012 , the annual Asian newspaper convention from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), is set to take place in Bali, Indonesia, from 10 to 12 April.
Media NewsDStv Media Sales adds SuperSport Sponsorships to the familyDStv Media Sales has welcomed the SuperSport Sponsorships division to the DStv Media Sales family. In the past, SuperSport Sponsorship sales were managed out of SuperSport, but this will change as of 1 April.
EntertainmentThe Fugard celebrates Fleurs nominations Broken Glass , the highly acclaimed play that ran at the Fugard in 2011, has received several prestigious Fleur du Cap nominations.
Media News‘Le Good Life’ at your fingertips with innovative new Facebook tabDiscover the visual expression of all things beautiful, stylish and delicious with the innovative and ultra-user friendly new ‘Le Good Life’ tab on the House of JC Le Roux’s Facebook page.
Media NewsCuddlers adds consulting midwife to Cuddlers Cuties digital communityCuddlers last year showcased their consumer-centric and innovative approach by introducing the Cuddlers Cuties digital community, which allows parents to have easy access to information and opportunities to interact with other parents. The brand has some exciting plans for their online innovation, and as of 1 February has added a consulting midwife to the team.
EntertainmentSowing the Seeds 2012 line-up announced Rocking the Daisies ’ teaser event, Sowing the Seeds in collaboration with Converse, is heading to Johannesburg and is set to take place on 24 and 25 February at Warthogs Game Farm, Magaliesburg.
EntertainmentkykNET vir Mimi pays a musical tribute to Mimi CoertseThe musical tribute show, kykNET vir Mimi , is a celebration of legendary opera singer Mimi Coertse’s distinguished career and will take place at Artscape on 17 February.
EntertainmentEmbrace the month of love with Ster-Kinekor's special Valentine's screeningsIt’s not always easy to capture that 'loving feeling' on Valentine’s Day amidst the bustle of daily living. Ster-Kinekor Theatres specialises in ‘your happy place’ and knows just how to bring a little happiness into your home by ensuring your Valentine feels Cupid’s arrow this year. Treat your loved one to a host of pre-release screenings at 20:00 on 14 February.
Media RevisitedImagineMag ImagineMag is a South African arts and culture online ezine in its 14 th edition. Launched in 2010 by ballet principal, director and choreographer Amy Gould, a new edition goes live every second month with each edition being archived for research purposes.
Media NewsTop Movies presents a Valentine's Day film festivalTop Movies (TopTV channel 100) will screen a number of romantic films in February honour of Valentine's Day on 14 February, including I Love You, I Love You Not , The Bachelor and Wedding Singer .
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
EntertainmentFederico Freschi appointed as the new managing director of Goodman Gallery CapeThe Goodman Gallery has announced that Federico Freschi will be joining the team as the new managing director of its Cape Town branch, starting in April. He will be leaving his longstanding position as associate professor of history of art at the University of the Witwatersrand to move into the different yet interrelated realm of commercial contemporary art.
Media NewsIFRA Expo 2013 to be held in BerlinWAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, will hold its annual exhibition of media technology in Berlin, from 7 to 9 October 2013, at Messe Berlin fairgrounds, following this year’s event in Madrid, Spain. It is the first time that the IFRA Expo , the largest global trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry, will take place in the German capital.
EntertainmentA Million Colours selected for the Pan African Film FestivalUpcoming South African film, A Million Colours , has been selected for the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, which runs from 9 to 20 February. This follows after the film was selected to open the Hollywood Black Film Festival , and was also showcased at the Montreal World Film Festival and Atlantic Film Festival .
EntertainmentValentine's cabaret back to entertain in Port ElizabethThe annual Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society Valentine’s full-stage cabaret is now in its fourth year and commands a special place in the group's calendar. This year, Rose Cowpar once again directs a talented line-up of performers singing and dancing their way through some all-time favourite songs.
EntertainmentTrain set to release new album in April Grammy Award -winning band, Train is set to release their new album, California 37 , on 17 April. The new record is the follow-up to the band’s multi-platinum 2009 release Save Me, San Francisco , which featured the biggest song of 2010, 'Hey Soul Sister'.
Media NewsM-Net Action's March movie line-up to get viewers' adrenaline pumpingFilm highlights coming up this March include a number of classic action movies like Bloodrayne , Terminator 2: Judgement Day and The Final Countdown .
EntertainmentRMB Starlight Classics present an evening under the stars RMB Starlight Classics , an evening of Afro-symphonic musical entertainment, will once again be held “under the stars” on the Great Lawn of Vergelegen, the historic Cape wine estate in Somerset West.
Media NewsTop media executives activate FlookProminent media executives, Craig Ross, Nic Wides, Larry Katz and Russel Stromin have teamed up to create www.flook.co.za sporting deals, South Africa’s first sports group buying site.
EntertainmentCuban dance company to perform in Johannesburg and StellenboschAs part of a cultural bilateral agreement between South Africa and Cuba, the Cuban dance company, Lizt Alfonso, will be performing at the Spier Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch and at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg in February.
Media NewsHelloComputer reinforces Corruption WatchHelloComputer, one of South Africa’s leading creative digital agencies, was called upon to construct and initiate a website for non-profit organisation, Corruption Watch .
EntertainmentSmoke 'n Sultry singing duo and saxophonist performing at RhumbelowIn March, Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban will present Smoke 'n Sultry, Kerry Cherry and Jaziel Vaugh'hann, and saxiphonist Reanne Leigh, who will be performing musical hits from the 1920s through to the 1970s.
Media NewsBBC Knowledge's Human Season to have an icy launchOn Saturday, 11 February, the temperature will lower in Nelson Mandela Square when a three ton, 22-metre long ice sculpture will be erected to spell out a fascinating fact about the human body. The structure will mark the launch of BBC Knowledge’s epic new Human Season on channel 251, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 21:00 at 23:00 from Tuesday, 14 February.
Media NewsAction Publications takes the helm at Cars in ActionFollowing the failure of a group of previous staff to acquire the Cars in Action title, Action Publications has resumed responsibility for Cars in Action magazine and the Cars in Action Online website. The March issue of the Cars in Action magazine is currently in production at Action's Johannesburg studio.
EntertainmentChemical Brothers release Don't Think concert filmOn Friday, 3 February, The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think , directed by Adam Smith, was released in 600 cinemas in 30 countries across the globe. London saw scenes of crowdsurfing cinemas being shut down by security at screenings as a result of the enthused ticket holders’ reactions to the movie, a reaction mirrored in cities around the world from Auckland to Buenos Aires.
EntertainmentBruce Springsteen and The E Street Band to perform at 54th Annual Grammy AwardsTwenty-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have been added to the lineup for the 54 th Annual Grammy Awards .
EntertainmentSA's businesspeople volunteer in the artsVolunteerism is an increasingly potent way for South African businesses and individuals to support the country’s arts community, and is rapidly becoming a key feature of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA)’s ongoing work.
Media NewsDiscovery Channel examines the Costa Concordia disasterIt looked like something conceived on a Hollywood soundstage, but for the 4 200 passengers on board the Costa Concordia, the events of Friday, 13 January were all too real and terrifying. Now, Discovery Channel will dissect the anatomy of this devastating disaster at sea in a special documentary Cruise Ship Disaster: Inside The Concordia premiering on 25 March at 20.55 CAT.
EntertainmentThree Fleur du Cap nominations for OuroborosJanni Younge and Handspring’s Ouroboros has been nominated for three prestigious Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards in the following categories: 'Best Puppetry Design' (Janni Younge), 'Best Sound Design and/or Original Score' (Daniel Eppel) and 'Best Lighting Design' (Mannie Manim).
Media NewsMobilitrix appoints two new board membersMobile rewards and mobile coupon specialist, Mobilitrix, has appointed two new members to the board of directors.
Media NewsGet back on track with Cars in Action OnlineIn the latest Cars in Action Online Newsletter With the Formula One season fast approaching, the teams have begun their first official test session of 2012, Aston Martin makes a huge mistake with the new V12 Zagato and Nissan refreshes the 370Z.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Media Newsheat magazine celebrates its 400th issueSouth Africa's leading celebrity news magazine, heat , is celebrating its 400 th issue and revisiting some of the celeb craziness featured over the years since heat launched in 2004. Big prizes worth more than R60 000 are also up for grabs in the 400 th issue.
Media NewsEdutainment show Soul City ranked as top drama by TAMSAccording to the primetime TAMS ratings for the period 26 December 2011 to 1 January, the 11 th season of edutainment show, Soul City , was ranked the top drama show across all South African television channels. The show was also positioned second overall after daily soap opera, Generations , as one of the most watched television programmes in the country.
Media NewsBe a better cook with Jamie magazineThe new issue of Jamie Oliver’s award-winning magazine, Jamie is full of inspiring ways to keep you busy in your kitchen. The issue will go on sale at selected retailers on 13 February at R30 less than the usual price of R99.95.
EntertainmentThe Beach Boys to reunite at 54th Grammy AwardsThe Beach Boys — Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks, who have not performed together live in more than two decades — will reunite on the Grammy stage and join current Grammy nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5 for a special performance.
Media NewsTopTV's Braquo shows the men in blue in a different lightIt is an everyday occurrence of policeman cracking under pressure – the issue comes to life on the small screen in Braquo , a French cop television series, about four officers whose world is turned when one of their colleagues commits suicide. The show is broadcast every Sunday at 22:45 on FX (TopTV channel 110).
EntertainmentNew Era to bring touring exhibition to Cape Town in FebruaryNew Era, the international lifestyle brand with an authentic sports heritage, has announced that The Bank, set in the heart of Cape Town’s Fringe district, will host the seventh New Era Introducing exhibition from 16 to 18 February. The gallery will be open for three days of public viewing (opening times: 11:00 to 18:00).
Media NewsThink outside the box: Digital Media Europe focuses on transforming media businessesThe 2012 Digital Media Europe conference is dedicated to 'Thinking outside the box', starting with the conference venue and programme itself. The annual digital publishing event of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) will be held from 16 to 18 April in the Science Museum of London.
EntertainmentLovell Gallery hosts artists competitionThe Lovell Gallery, in collaboration with a jury of art experts, will be looking to identify fresh and collectable artists - young or new artists that can become collectable, as well as professional artists of any age that are doing great fresh work.
Media NewsNew Daddy 24/7 docu-reality show to question fatherhood stereotypesThe new docu-reality show on SABC1, titled Daddy 24/7 , will investigate long-standing stereotypes about fathers and their role in the rearing of their children.
Media NewsReunite with bloody zombies on TopTV this Valentine's DayThe countdown has begun. This Valentine’s Day, the only red TV audiences will see is blood and gore, delivered by our scintillating zombies, once again. South Africa will be re-invaded by The Walking Dead 2, returning on Tuesday, 14 February at 21:15 on FX, channel 110 on TopTV.
EntertainmentDavid Aldo confirms three live shows in South AfricaLocal musician, David Aldo, has confirmed three live shows for his fans in March to support his new album, Halfway to Memphis . Now resident in Los Angeles, Aldo is one of the country’s more successful singer-songwriters with a string of Top 10 hits over the past decade, including 'Someday', 'What a fine day', 'Everything to me' and 'Just you'.
Media NewsMacGyver returns on SABC3MacGyver, cult hero and role model, makes a return appearance on SABC3 from Monday to Friday, starting 22 February.
EntertainmentBook now for Animal Farm productionThe Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Drama Programme’s production of Animal Farm in the Breytenbach Theatre in March will not only rely on the spectacle, but is also a physical storytelling feast. The production is devised as a site-specific experience where the audience is invited into the performance space and enticed to participate in the journey.
EntertainmentKaty Perry to release double-platinum edition of Teenage DreamKaty Perry will release a special edition of her double-platinum album, Teenage Dream in March, featuring three new songs.
Media NewsSeason three of What I Like About You to start soon on SABC3The third season of What I Like About You , starring Amanda Bynes and Jenny Garth, will start airing on SABC3 from 21 February, and will be broadcast Mondays to Wednesday at 18:30.
EntertainmentBaxter Theatre to offer pre-show dinner on Valentine's DayCelebrate love and romance at the Baxter Theatre Centre on 14 February with two shows to choose from and a pre-show dinner option. The Act Restaurant at the Baxter will offer patrons a two-course dinner, a glass of bubbly on arrival and a goodie box filled with delectable dessert treats on the night.
Media NewsUniversal Channel to offer special Valentine's Day programmingViewers can look forward to romantic films like Autumn in New York and The Wedding Planner .
EntertainmentASSITEJ theatres to celebrate World Day for Theatre for Children and Young People on 20 MarchEvery year, ASSITEJ, the international association of theatre for children and young people (which works in 85 countries across the world), celebrates the World Day for Theatre for Children and Young People on 20 March. For the next three years, the global association will be uniting theatres across the world in conveying one message: "Take a child to the theatre today".
Media NewsBET gears up for BET Honors 2012The BET Honors 2012 will be broadcast at Sunday, 19 February at 22:00 on BET (TopTV channel 190).
EntertainmentKZN Philharmonic Orchestra to open World Symphony Series Summer SeasonThe KZN Philharmonic Orchestra will open its World Symphony Series Summer Season on 16 February. The season comprises six concerts which take place every Thursday at the Durban City Hall at 19:30.
Media NewsComing up on Media@SAfm this Sunday …On Sunday, 12 February Media@SAfm will host a round table discussion and look at the ethics of journalism following the “brown paper scandal” in the Western Cape on alleged bribery of journalists by Ibrahim Rasool's office when he was premier.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
EntertainmentBrooklyn Theatre presents an evening with playwright Harold PinterPinter times two: Gauteng theatre lovers are seldom treated to a double bill of plays by Harold Pinter on a single evening and a single stage, but this rare occurrence will take place at 20:00 on Friday, 24 February, in the Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria.
Media NewsMatrics Uploaded takes on grade 10 and 11 contentThis year, Matrics Uploaded has extended its content support to cover grade 10 and 11 curricula. The programme, which is now in its third successful season and broadcasts every weekday at 15:00 on SABC1, originally provided support for grade 12 learning areas.
Media NewsLoved up: South East Asia’s digital landscape is awash with couplesEffective Measure, provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets, has released data reporting on the significance to Valentine’s Day of the large market share of South East Asia’s (SEA) internet audience who are in romantic relationships.
Media NewsWorld’s press condemns judgement against Ukrainian newspaperThe World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have condemned a Ukrainian court decision that puts the future of the country’s largest circulation daily, Express , into doubt.
Media NewsIdols Durban auditions boasts a holiday atmosphereThe KZN auditions of Idols season eight kicked off in a festive holiday atmosphere on Saturday, 11 February, in what has to be the most scenic spot ever for an Idols audition: the promenade at uShaka Marine World in Durban.
Media NewsTWS Media partners with International Wine and Spirits CompetitionTWS Media, publishers of the e-zine Wine Extra and organisers of The Wine Show , have signed an exclusive agreement to be the South African media partner of the International Wine and Spirits Competition .
EntertainmentEntertainment galore at re-opening of Johannesburg City LibraryThe Johannesburg City Library will be officially re-opened to the public on Tuesday, 14 February after an extensive upgrade and extension process. Members of the public are invited to come along and celebrate the unveiling of this revamped landmark with a host of entertainment and activities that will take place outside the building from 11:00.
Media NewsFacebook and SADAG team up for suicide prevention in South AfricaThe social networking site recently introduced a new suicide prevention tool, which allows users to report a loved one's online indications of suicidal behaviour. That particular user (if located in South Africa) is then given access to resources and information about the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG).
EntertainmentNew dawn for the National Arts CouncilThe National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC), committed to developing and promoting excellence in the arts, has announced the appointment of its new chief executive officer, Monica Newton, and chief financial officer, Thami Kubheka.
EntertainmentEd Jordan to score big with Mad Buddies SAMA winner, platinum-selling musician and TV presenter Ed Jordan will be at the helm of the music and score composition of the upcoming Leon Schuster film, Mad Buddies , set for release on 22 June across South Africa.
Media NewsNavigating the potential and pitfalls of social media for personal brandingIn an increasingly connected world, nearly every person has become a brand that is partly shaped and influenced by their online profile. Whether you like it or not, your words and actions online can come back to haunt you or they can help you to land that dream job or important client, this according to Melody Maker, digital strategist at Acceleration Media.
EntertainmentThe Fray releases new single'Heartbeat' is The Fray’s first single off the Scars and Stories album. 'Heartbeat' was produced by Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Stone Temple Pilots, Audioslave) and written by The Fray’s frontman Isaac Slade and guitarist Joseph King.
EntertainmentFemale impersonation set to rock the FringeJoin Ceri Dupree in an evening of glamour and glitter, comedy, vocal impressions and jaw-dropping costumes as the UK's leading female impersonator brings his one-man 21-woman show to the Fringe at Joburg Theatre.
Media NewsEndemol’s Big Brother celebrates its tenth anniversary on the African continentEndemol’s biggest reality format, Big Brother , will celebrate its tenth anniversary on the African continent in May. Pay TV broadcaster M-Net first commissioned Endemol South Africa to produce the South African version of Big Brother in 2001, which was subsequently followed by the second season of Big Brother South Africa in 2002.
Media NewsSuspense, action and comedy coming up on Studio UniversalWith Tuesday Thrillers, Friday Comedy and Action Weekends, Studio Universal (DStv channel 119) viewers can look forward to a wide selection of films in February, including Last Dance , The Pink Panther 2 and The Condemned .
Awardsbrandhouse launches 2012 brandhouse Responsible Drinking Media AwardsThe 2012 brandhouse Responsible Drinking Media Awards were launched on 6 February, and alcohol beverage company, brandhouse, is inviting journalists from all over South Africa to support and be part of this unique enterprise.
Media NewsCape Town socialites kick off new season of MTV's My Super Sweet World ClassCape Town ‘it girls’ and self-named ‘party queens of Cape Town’, Liz Stone and Elena Pappas, are the hosts of the new season of My Super Sweet World Class , which will begin airing on MTV (DStv channel 321) at 23:00 CAT on Sunday, 19 February.
Media NewsRadio listeners are creatures of habitSouth Africans have shown little change in their radio listening habits, with SAARF’s latest RAMS release showing no significant listening changes over the previous survey.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Media NewsThe Wild West gets a Common touch on FXSinger Common stars in a new series on the Wild West, Hell on Wheels , which airs on FX, TopTV channel 110, from Sunday, 19 February at 21:15.
EntertainmentStatements enters its final week at the FugardAthol Fugard's Statements After an Arrest under the Immorality Act has entered its final week, having been extended by popular demand to 18 February.
EntertainmentMIDM stages eight works for Dance Umbrella2012 marks 21 years of Moving into Dance's full-time training, as well as the staging of no less than eight works at the Dance Umbrella Festival .
Media NewsRHS and GetSmarter launch the creative writing short courseRandom House Struik and GetSmarter, a specialist online training company, will launch the RHS Creative Writing | Short course on 12 March. The course is compiled and facilitated by South African author Mike Nicol.
Media NewsGerhard Zeiler named president of Turner Broadcasting System InternationalInternational television executive, Gerhard Zeiler, will join Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) as president of Turner Broadcasting System International, the company’s global portfolio of branded television networks and related businesses, as announced by Phil Kent, chairman and CEO of TBS.
EntertainmentSony Music Entertainment honoured at the 54th Annual Grammy AwardsSony Music Entertainment artists from virtually every genre of music were recognised for their achievements at the 54 th Annual Grammy Awards , held on Sunday, 12 February at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Media NewsTake your organisation into the 21st century with the Joshua West Digital Revolution Media ConferenceAt the Joshua West Digital Revolution Media Conference , taking place on 14 and 15 March, attendees will hear first-hand insights from media players leading their companies forward in the fast paced digital era.
EntertainmentFive partnerships awarded BASA grantsBusiness and Arts South Africa’s latest supporting grants once again spotlight the diverse range of businesses and arts organisations that are in partnership on specific projects.
EntertainmentMikhail Simonyan pulls out of 2012 JIMFThe organisers of the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (JIMF) have announced that due to personal reasons, Mikhail Simonyan is no longer able to be a part of this year’s event.
EntertainmentIt’s not just The Phantom of the OperaAndrew Lloyd Webber is Mr Spectacular Musical, and The Phantom of the Opera is arguably the most spectacular (and definitely the most famous) of his musicals. This alone will be reason enough for some people to buy tickets to see it, but, if you need more, read on.
Entertainment ReviewsIt’s not just The Phantom of the OperaAndrew Lloyd Webber is Mr Spectacular Musical, and The Phantom of the Opera is arguably the most spectacular (and definitely the most famous) of his musicals. This alone will be reason enough for some people to buy tickets to see it, but, if you need more, read on.
Media NewsPetrolhead central on Cars in Action OnlineIn the latest Cars in Action Online Newsletter Ford takes the lead at the World Rally Championship in Sweden, an analysis of the first testing session of the 2012 Formula One season and BMW reveals its new mighty M6.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Media NewsNew online portal launched for B2B marketAimed at the business to business market, Resource Now is a new online portal designed specifically to complement a company’s purchasing procedures and save time.
EntertainmentSting Music and Endangered Wildlife Trust release Save Our Rhinos album Save Our Rhinos is a Sting Music and Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) initiative. The double CD compilation features 40 South African artists and groups including Johnny Clegg, Prime Circle, Dave van Vuuren, Yoav, Elvis Blue, Locnville, Wonderboom, Chris Chameleon and many more.
Media NewsGetaway International doubles up Getaway International , launched as an annual in September 2011, has been so successful that it is to have two editions a year going forward, with the next issue hitting the streets in April.
Media Newswww.classicsa.co.za celebrates second birthdaySince its launch two years ago, the website has become a mouthpiece for classical music in South Africa, informing its users of breaking news on a daily basis in the classical music world, keeping them up to date with who’s who on the local music scene, as well as events and concerts.
Media NewsSiyayinqoba Beat It! returns to SABC1 screensWeekly TV show Siyayinqoba Beat It! , which provides content for people living with HIV and Aids (as well as their partners, families, friends and care givers) will be back on air from 16 February. The show will be broadcast on Thursdays at 13:30 on SABC1.
Editorial DeskCompass24: looking at the community newspaper reader of todayCommunity newspapers are sometimes collectively regarded as the ugly stepchild of the publishing industry, and by extension, the advertising industry – good to have, but not particularly loved or lucrative. Samantha Cook explains why the latest Compass24 research should dramatically alter this picture.
Media NewsWPFC and UNESCO look at new journalism in a digital worldNews professionals and executives from some of the world’s leading media, academics, media law experts and representatives of press freedom organisations will explore the future of professional journalism in the digital environment at a conference at UNESCO’s headquarters on 16 and 17 February.
Media NewsHugh Hefner to announce Playboy SA's first Playmate of the Year Playboy SA will reveal the first South African Playboy Playmate of the Year on Friday, 17 February at a VIP event in Johannesburg. The announcement of the winner will be through a special message from Playboy founder Hugh Hefner himself. This will be the first time in many years that Hefner has involved himself in any foreign edition's selection of a Playmate of the Year.
EntertainmentSacred Elephant extends its run at the Intimate TheatreDue to public demand, an additional performance of Sacred Elephant , starring the multiple award-winning actor Jeremy Crutchley, has been added to the current season at the Intimate Theatre in Cape Town.
Media NewsThe Ice Station partners with CPUT's Uni fm student radio stationCape Town students can boogie the night away at Cape Town's ice rink, The Ice Station, at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World every Wednesday night. The Uni fm radio presenters will be on the ice from 20:00 to 22:30 as they mix the latest contemporary hit radio music for students with valid student cards.
Media NewsMix 93.8FM announces new line-upGauteng’s Mix 93.8 FM has announced its new line-up, effective from 1 March. The new look schedule will see programming more aligned with the station’s positioning, coupled with a refreshed and aggressively competitive strategy.
EntertainmentRabinowitz heads for Pieter Toerien's TheatreAfter a hugely successful season at Cape Town’s Baxter Theatre, Nik Rabinowitz’s solo show, Stand and Deliver , will hit Pieter Toerien’s Theatre at Montecasino in Johannesburg from 29 February to 11 March.
Media NewsLaugh out loud with Disney Channel's new sitcom JessieDisney Channel’s new comedy series, Jessie , is set to take South Africa by storm, following its ratings success in the US. The series stars 18-year-old teen starlet Debby Ryan of The Suite Life on Deck and 16 Wishes fame, and will premiere on the channel (DStv channel 303) at 9:10 on 10 March.
Media NewsAKA joins Vuzu’s The VergeMultiple Channel O Music Video Award winner, Masters of Rhythm judge as well as all-round hip hop giant, AKA, continues to push boundaries and has now added co-hosting The Verge to his repertoire.
EntertainmentRecord number of SA entrants for third CTIBCTwenty-two South African dancers will compete in the third Cape Town International Ballet Competition (CTIBC) in Cape Town from 28 February.
Media NewsNews consumption on the iPad risesConsumption of news and information on the iPad is increasing as a direct result of the global popularity of the Apple iPad rising year-on-year, spelling good fortune for iMaverick , Africa’s first iPad-only daily newspaper.
Media NewsDisaster DIY makes it better with Prominent PaintsAnyone who has opted for and taken the ‘do it yourself’ route to home maintenance projects will appreciate the new season of Disaster DIY , which premiered on 14 February on DStv’s Home Channel, proudly sponsored by Prominent Paints.
Media NewsITWeb introduces in-house developed mobile applications for iOS and Android ITWeb , business technology publisher, has introduced in-house developed mobile applications for iOS and Android. Developed by ITWeb ’s software team, led by technology director Sinisa Jovanovic, the apps provide access to all the latest IT and business news from ITWeb Online , while on the go.
EntertainmentFab feast at the Franschhoek Literary FestivalThe sixth FLF will start on 11 May when writers gather in Franschhoek to discuss the latest books, the complicated history and volatile now of the beloved country.

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