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Week in review: Week ending 28 March 2012

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Media NewsWestern Cape singers impress Idols judges29 Idols contestants from the Western Cape are through to the next round of Idols season eight in Sun City next month.
EntertainmentEMI announces date and producer for Sterling EQ album SAMA -winning girl band Sterling EQ will release their third album, and their first under the label of multi-national record company EMI, in August this year.
EntertainmentThe Beatles' Yellow Submarine feature film restored for release on DVD and Blu-RayThe Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine , has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-Ray release on 28 May.
Media NewsNational Geographic’s and Nat Geo Wild's April line-upHighlights on National Geographic (DStv Channel 260) and Nat Geo Wild (DStv Channel 261) in April include History’s Secrets: Vanished From Alcatraz , Stalking the Mountain Lion , Stash House Stakeout and many more.
EntertainmentTop comedians to raise funds for Rape Crisis Cape TownThe Baxter Theatre will host several top Cape Townian comedians performing at The Comedy with a Conscience Rape Crisis Fundraiser in Cape Town.
In FocusFood Network hits the spot with Aarti PartyAarti Sequeira is bubbly, vivacious, and definitely not your typical Gordon Ramsay-esque celebrity chef, if her foodie show Aarti Party is anything to go by. Samantha Cook attended the recent Food Network launch of the show’s third season at the Saxon Hotel, and pinned Sequeira down to chat about her foray into TV chefdom.
EntertainmentThe Abba Voulez Vous – Mamma Mia! concert tour to come to SA in AprilAbba tribute band, Voulez Vous, will be performing their collaborative Abba production at different venues all over South Africa in April.
Media NewsVuzu line-up for April The Bachelor , Gossip Girl , Fashion Hunters , Bethenny’s Getting Married and many more are the highlights this April on Vuzu (DStv Channel 123).
Media News5FM nominated for international radio award 5FM has been nominated for a Worldwide Radio Summit Award . The station is one of five radio stations put forward in the ‘Influential International Station’ category at the prestigious international awards ceremony, which is being held in Hollywood at the end of April.
EntertainmentGospel Extravaganza set to delight fans in Durban this EasterA front line roster of Gospel artists presented by The Playhouse Company will share the stage in Durban’s Drama Theatre on Saturday, 7 April at 19:00.
EntertainmentJC Le Roux and GoodLuck present the Le Good Life TourHot on the heels of the exclusive 'Le Good Life' single, a collaboration between JC Le Roux and musical sensation GoodLuck, comes the Le Good Life Tour , brought to you by the House of JC Le Roux.
Media NewsEstate agents go mobile with Property24With approximately 13-million South Africans now accessing the internet via their cellular phones, a strong mobile presence is no longer merely a nice-to-have, but a necessity for business owners looking to corner an increasingly on-the-go market. Property24 has now made the mobile sphere readily accessible to the country’s estate agents, with the launch of their new free mobi-site service.
Media NewsPrinting summit opens with inspiring messageThe third annual WAN-IFRA Printing Summit opened in Berlin on Wednesday with an inspiring message to publishers: despite conventional wisdom to the contrary, the latest technologies, trends and business strategies are helping many newspapers and printers thrive during challenging times.
EntertainmentAlfred Hinkel's Dansmettieduiwels at BaxterThe multiple award-winning choreographer Alfred Hinkel's first work in Cape Town in four years, Dansmettieduiwels, comes to the Baxter Theatre Centre for four performances only, from Thursday, 29 to Saturday, 31 March, at 20:00. This season follows its world premiere at the Dance Umbrella recently, where it was received with critical acclaim and hailed as a resounding success.
Media NewsAvis delivers Old Mutual joBerg2c to viewersArmchair cyclists can look forward to following the third edition of the nine-day Old Mutual joBerg2c across rural South Africa from the comfort of their living rooms, organisers have announced. Viewers will be able to follow the entire 910-kilometre event between Heidelberg in Gauteng and Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal coast from 27 April to 5 May.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Media NewsWestern Cape singers impress Idols judges29 Idols contestants from the Western Cape are through to the next round of Idols season eight in Sun City next month.
EntertainmentEMI announces date and producer for Sterling EQ album SAMA -winning girl band Sterling EQ will release their third album, and their first under the label of multi-national record company EMI, in August this year.
EntertainmentThe Beatles' Yellow Submarine feature film restored for release on DVD and Blu-RayThe Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine , has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-Ray release on 28 May.
Media NewsNational Geographic’s and Nat Geo Wild's April line-upHighlights on National Geographic (DStv Channel 260) and Nat Geo Wild (DStv Channel 261) in April include History’s Secrets: Vanished From Alcatraz , Stalking the Mountain Lion , Stash House Stakeout and many more.
EntertainmentTop comedians to raise funds for Rape Crisis Cape TownThe Baxter Theatre will host several top Cape Townian comedians performing at The Comedy with a Conscience Rape Crisis Fundraiser in Cape Town.
In FocusFood Network hits the spot with Aarti PartyAarti Sequeira is bubbly, vivacious, and definitely not your typical Gordon Ramsay-esque celebrity chef, if her foodie show Aarti Party is anything to go by. Samantha Cook attended the recent Food Network launch of the show’s third season at the Saxon Hotel, and pinned Sequeira down to chat about her foray into TV chefdom.
EntertainmentThe Abba Voulez Vous – Mamma Mia! concert tour to come to SA in AprilAbba tribute band, Voulez Vous, will be performing their collaborative Abba production at different venues all over South Africa in April.
Media NewsVuzu line-up for April The Bachelor , Gossip Girl , Fashion Hunters , Bethenny’s Getting Married and many more are the highlights this April on Vuzu (DStv Channel 123).
Media News5FM nominated for international radio award 5FM has been nominated for a Worldwide Radio Summit Award . The station is one of five radio stations put forward in the ‘Influential International Station’ category at the prestigious international awards ceremony, which is being held in Hollywood at the end of April.
EntertainmentGospel Extravaganza set to delight fans in Durban this EasterA front line roster of Gospel artists presented by The Playhouse Company will share the stage in Durban’s Drama Theatre on Saturday, 7 April at 19:00.
EntertainmentJC Le Roux and GoodLuck present the Le Good Life TourHot on the heels of the exclusive 'Le Good Life' single, a collaboration between JC Le Roux and musical sensation GoodLuck, comes the Le Good Life Tour , brought to you by the House of JC Le Roux.
Media NewsEstate agents go mobile with Property24With approximately 13-million South Africans now accessing the internet via their cellular phones, a strong mobile presence is no longer merely a nice-to-have, but a necessity for business owners looking to corner an increasingly on-the-go market. Property24 has now made the mobile sphere readily accessible to the country’s estate agents, with the launch of their new free mobi-site service.
Media NewsPrinting summit opens with inspiring messageThe third annual WAN-IFRA Printing Summit opened in Berlin on Wednesday with an inspiring message to publishers: despite conventional wisdom to the contrary, the latest technologies, trends and business strategies are helping many newspapers and printers thrive during challenging times.
EntertainmentAlfred Hinkel's Dansmettieduiwels at BaxterThe multiple award-winning choreographer Alfred Hinkel's first work in Cape Town in four years, Dansmettieduiwels, comes to the Baxter Theatre Centre for four performances only, from Thursday, 29 to Saturday, 31 March, at 20:00. This season follows its world premiere at the Dance Umbrella recently, where it was received with critical acclaim and hailed as a resounding success.
Media NewsAvis delivers Old Mutual joBerg2c to viewersArmchair cyclists can look forward to following the third edition of the nine-day Old Mutual joBerg2c across rural South Africa from the comfort of their living rooms, organisers have announced. Viewers will be able to follow the entire 910-kilometre event between Heidelberg in Gauteng and Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal coast from 27 April to 5 May.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Media NewsAutumn Dis-Chem Benefits magazine prepares readers for winterThe autumn edition of the Dis-Chem Benefits magazine is now available in stores, jam-packed with informative articles on how to prepare for this year’s winter season. This edition includes advice on how to combat dry skin, acne and hyperpigmentation, as well as a look at immune boosting essentials and guidelines on how to deal with the perils of colds and flu.
EntertainmentArno Plus You gets audience involved in live art and music eventIt was a first of its kind – the audience and their Facebook friends became part of the Arno Plus experience on Friday, 16 March as Arno Carstens, Mike Rutherford (a founding member of both Genesis and Mike & The Mechanics), and The Nomadic Orchestra rocked out at The Lovell Gallery in Woodstock.
Media NewsInternational Newsroom Summit looks at dealing with rapid constant transformationNew jobs in the newsroom that nobody has ever heard of before, staff that resist change, and the constant challenge of producing quality journalism with less resources. These are just some of the issues facing today’s editor-in-chief in an era of rapid change. The 11 th annual Newsroom Summit , to be held on 10 and 11 May in Hamburg, will make this work a little less complicated.
EntertainmentSABC announces three-year partnership with Cape Town International Jazz FestivalThe SABC has announced that it has entered into a three year partnership with the Cape Town International Jazz Festival as the official broadcast sponsor.
Media Newsrooi rose celebrates 70 years in publishingAll-in-one Afrikaans monthly glossy, rooi rose , is celebrating its 70 th birthday with the April 2012 issue. The issue has a bold red cover that folds out to reveal seven beautiful cover girls.
Media NewsMasterChef SA inspires Nederburg's online Winemaster ClassesNederburg is running an online series of Winemaster’s Classes for the duration of MasterChef SA , which began airing on Tuesday, March 20 at 19:30 on M-Net.
EntertainmentPitbull goes 'back in time' with theme song for Men in Black 3The theme song to the action adventure comedy Men in Black 3 , titled 'Back In Time', has been written and recorded by RCA Records/Polo Grounds Music/Mr. 305 recording artist Pitbull, it was announced by Lia Vollack, president of worldwide music for Sony Pictures.
Media NewsSAT embraces social media to market South Africa to the worldSouth African Tourism (SAT) has embraced social media as an important part of its marketing mix as it seeks to entice international tourists to the country. Tourism’s direct and indirect contribution to the country’s gross domestic product is estimated to be around R200-billion a year or about 7.5% of GDP.
EntertainmentCape Town Opera takes to the road Cape Town Opera is embarking on a three-week tour of South Africa. As part of the tour, the opera will provide focused training for learners and educators preparing to compete at the South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod .
Media NewsJoshua West Digital Revolution Media Conference rescheduled for JuneThe Digital Revolution Media Conference , scheduled for 5 and 6 June is a social digital media event, hosting delegates from various industries. The conference was rescheduled from 14 and 15 March for 5 and 6 June to meet high quality standards envisaged by all stakeholders involved.
Media NewsNdalo Media’s Destiny and Destiny Man buck the trend with circulation gainsNdalo Media’s flagship titles, Destiny and Destiny Man , achieved remarkable circulation gains for 2011 quarter four results, released on 23 February. The ABC statistics reveal that Destiny grew its total circulation by 29.5% from 2010, while Destiny Man ’s circulation improved by 11%.
EntertainmentGangs of Ballet to launch EP with Gazelle and 5FM's Cath GrenfellCell C’s The Deep End event will be taking place inside the empty public swimming pool of Medwood Gardens in the City Centre on 30 March. This unusual and unused city space will have life pumped back into it for the night, with Durban-bred Gangs of Ballet’s EP launch performance as well as performances by Gazelle and DJ Cath Grenfell ( 5FM ).
EntertainmentProvisional programme announced for Pink Loerie 2012The provisional programme for the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival 2012 has been released and entries to all the competitions, pageants and the parade have opened. Re-launched under a new organising committee and with the new arts festival added, Pink Loerie 2011 was a huge success and 2012 promises to be even better.
EntertainmentNorah Jones announces North American summer tourOn the heels of a stand-out performance at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas where she débuted songs from her forthcoming album Little Broken Hearts , Norah Jones has revealed the details of her North American summer tour.
EntertainmentIsmaël Lô sell out sets the tone for City Hall SessionsThe City Hall Sessions Programme got off to a memorable start as Senegal’s Ismaël Lô and Nyanga reggae group, Azania Ghetto Sound band, mesmerised audiences at the Cape Town City Hall, ahead of Human Right’s Day on Tuesday, 20 March.
EntertainmentJungle fun for families at KKNKMuizenberg’s Jungle Theatre Company is taking two family productions to the Klein Karoo Kunstefees this April. This is the company's first visit to the Oudtshoorn-based arts festival, thanks to the generous support of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, ABSA KKNK and the National Arts Council.
EntertainmentMTN Joyous Celebration tour to reach the HeavensSouth Africa’s most respected Gospel project, MTN Joyous Celebration, returns this year to celebrate 16 years of praise, with a five city national tour from Thursday, 5 April to Saturday, 11 August.
People on the MoveAndré Neveling announced as editor of heat magazineMedia24 Weeklies has announced André Neveling’s official appointment as editor of heat magazine, effective as of 1 April.
EntertainmentCalling Western Cape playwrightsThe SCrIBE Script Writing Competition is open to playwrights who are South African residents, over the age of 18 and living in the Western Cape. The winning script will be produced for a run in Cape Town from Monday, 22 October to Saturday, 3 November.
EntertainmentJaco van Schalkwyk's solo in Fun and Games…Fun and Games...’ is South African-born Jaco van Schalkwyk's second solo exhibition at Gallery AOP. Jaco van Schalkwyk plays backgammon with Bridget Riley and Odili Donald Odita in his second solo exhibition at Gallery AOP.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Media NewsWestern Cape singers impress Idols judges29 Idols contestants from the Western Cape are through to the next round of Idols season eight in Sun City next month.
EntertainmentEMI announces date and producer for Sterling EQ album SAMA -winning girl band Sterling EQ will release their third album, and their first under the label of multi-national record company EMI, in August this year.
EntertainmentThe Beatles' Yellow Submarine feature film restored for release on DVD and Blu-RayThe Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine , has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-Ray release on 28 May.
Media NewsNational Geographic’s and Nat Geo Wild's April line-upHighlights on National Geographic (DStv Channel 260) and Nat Geo Wild (DStv Channel 261) in April include History’s Secrets: Vanished From Alcatraz , Stalking the Mountain Lion , Stash House Stakeout and many more.
EntertainmentTop comedians to raise funds for Rape Crisis Cape TownThe Baxter Theatre will host several top Cape Townian comedians performing at The Comedy with a Conscience Rape Crisis Fundraiser in Cape Town.
In FocusFood Network hits the spot with Aarti PartyAarti Sequeira is bubbly, vivacious, and definitely not your typical Gordon Ramsay-esque celebrity chef, if her foodie show Aarti Party is anything to go by. Samantha Cook attended the recent Food Network launch of the show’s third season at the Saxon Hotel, and pinned Sequeira down to chat about her foray into TV chefdom.
EntertainmentThe Abba Voulez Vous – Mamma Mia! concert tour to come to SA in AprilAbba tribute band, Voulez Vous, will be performing their collaborative Abba production at different venues all over South Africa in April.
Media NewsVuzu line-up for April The Bachelor , Gossip Girl , Fashion Hunters , Bethenny’s Getting Married and many more are the highlights this April on Vuzu (DStv Channel 123).
Media News5FM nominated for international radio award 5FM has been nominated for a Worldwide Radio Summit Award . The station is one of five radio stations put forward in the ‘Influential International Station’ category at the prestigious international awards ceremony, which is being held in Hollywood at the end of April.
EntertainmentGospel Extravaganza set to delight fans in Durban this EasterA front line roster of Gospel artists presented by The Playhouse Company will share the stage in Durban’s Drama Theatre on Saturday, 7 April at 19:00.
EntertainmentJC Le Roux and GoodLuck present the Le Good Life TourHot on the heels of the exclusive 'Le Good Life' single, a collaboration between JC Le Roux and musical sensation GoodLuck, comes the Le Good Life Tour , brought to you by the House of JC Le Roux.
Media NewsEstate agents go mobile with Property24With approximately 13-million South Africans now accessing the internet via their cellular phones, a strong mobile presence is no longer merely a nice-to-have, but a necessity for business owners looking to corner an increasingly on-the-go market. Property24 has now made the mobile sphere readily accessible to the country’s estate agents, with the launch of their new free mobi-site service.
Media NewsPrinting summit opens with inspiring messageThe third annual WAN-IFRA Printing Summit opened in Berlin on Wednesday with an inspiring message to publishers: despite conventional wisdom to the contrary, the latest technologies, trends and business strategies are helping many newspapers and printers thrive during challenging times.
EntertainmentAlfred Hinkel's Dansmettieduiwels at BaxterThe multiple award-winning choreographer Alfred Hinkel's first work in Cape Town in four years, Dansmettieduiwels, comes to the Baxter Theatre Centre for four performances only, from Thursday, 29 to Saturday, 31 March, at 20:00. This season follows its world premiere at the Dance Umbrella recently, where it was received with critical acclaim and hailed as a resounding success.
Media NewsAvis delivers Old Mutual joBerg2c to viewersArmchair cyclists can look forward to following the third edition of the nine-day Old Mutual joBerg2c across rural South Africa from the comfort of their living rooms, organisers have announced. Viewers will be able to follow the entire 910-kilometre event between Heidelberg in Gauteng and Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal coast from 27 April to 5 May.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Media NewsAutumn Dis-Chem Benefits magazine prepares readers for winterThe autumn edition of the Dis-Chem Benefits magazine is now available in stores, jam-packed with informative articles on how to prepare for this year’s winter season. This edition includes advice on how to combat dry skin, acne and hyperpigmentation, as well as a look at immune boosting essentials and guidelines on how to deal with the perils of colds and flu.
EntertainmentArno Plus You gets audience involved in live art and music eventIt was a first of its kind – the audience and their Facebook friends became part of the Arno Plus experience on Friday, 16 March as Arno Carstens, Mike Rutherford (a founding member of both Genesis and Mike & The Mechanics), and The Nomadic Orchestra rocked out at The Lovell Gallery in Woodstock.
Media NewsInternational Newsroom Summit looks at dealing with rapid constant transformationNew jobs in the newsroom that nobody has ever heard of before, staff that resist change, and the constant challenge of producing quality journalism with less resources. These are just some of the issues facing today’s editor-in-chief in an era of rapid change. The 11 th annual Newsroom Summit , to be held on 10 and 11 May in Hamburg, will make this work a little less complicated.
EntertainmentSABC announces three-year partnership with Cape Town International Jazz FestivalThe SABC has announced that it has entered into a three year partnership with the Cape Town International Jazz Festival as the official broadcast sponsor.
Media Newsrooi rose celebrates 70 years in publishingAll-in-one Afrikaans monthly glossy, rooi rose , is celebrating its 70 th birthday with the April 2012 issue. The issue has a bold red cover that folds out to reveal seven beautiful cover girls.
Media NewsMasterChef SA inspires Nederburg's online Winemaster ClassesNederburg is running an online series of Winemaster’s Classes for the duration of MasterChef SA , which began airing on Tuesday, March 20 at 19:30 on M-Net.
EntertainmentPitbull goes 'back in time' with theme song for Men in Black 3The theme song to the action adventure comedy Men in Black 3 , titled 'Back In Time', has been written and recorded by RCA Records/Polo Grounds Music/Mr. 305 recording artist Pitbull, it was announced by Lia Vollack, president of worldwide music for Sony Pictures.
Media NewsSAT embraces social media to market South Africa to the worldSouth African Tourism (SAT) has embraced social media as an important part of its marketing mix as it seeks to entice international tourists to the country. Tourism’s direct and indirect contribution to the country’s gross domestic product is estimated to be around R200-billion a year or about 7.5% of GDP.
EntertainmentCape Town Opera takes to the road Cape Town Opera is embarking on a three-week tour of South Africa. As part of the tour, the opera will provide focused training for learners and educators preparing to compete at the South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod .
Media NewsJoshua West Digital Revolution Media Conference rescheduled for JuneThe Digital Revolution Media Conference , scheduled for 5 and 6 June is a social digital media event, hosting delegates from various industries. The conference was rescheduled from 14 and 15 March for 5 and 6 June to meet high quality standards envisaged by all stakeholders involved.
Media NewsNdalo Media’s Destiny and Destiny Man buck the trend with circulation gainsNdalo Media’s flagship titles, Destiny and Destiny Man , achieved remarkable circulation gains for 2011 quarter four results, released on 23 February. The ABC statistics reveal that Destiny grew its total circulation by 29.5% from 2010, while Destiny Man ’s circulation improved by 11%.
EntertainmentGangs of Ballet to launch EP with Gazelle and 5FM's Cath GrenfellCell C’s The Deep End event will be taking place inside the empty public swimming pool of Medwood Gardens in the City Centre on 30 March. This unusual and unused city space will have life pumped back into it for the night, with Durban-bred Gangs of Ballet’s EP launch performance as well as performances by Gazelle and DJ Cath Grenfell ( 5FM ).
EntertainmentProvisional programme announced for Pink Loerie 2012The provisional programme for the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival 2012 has been released and entries to all the competitions, pageants and the parade have opened. Re-launched under a new organising committee and with the new arts festival added, Pink Loerie 2011 was a huge success and 2012 promises to be even better.
EntertainmentNorah Jones announces North American summer tourOn the heels of a stand-out performance at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas where she débuted songs from her forthcoming album Little Broken Hearts , Norah Jones has revealed the details of her North American summer tour.
EntertainmentIsmaël Lô sell out sets the tone for City Hall SessionsThe City Hall Sessions Programme got off to a memorable start as Senegal’s Ismaël Lô and Nyanga reggae group, Azania Ghetto Sound band, mesmerised audiences at the Cape Town City Hall, ahead of Human Right’s Day on Tuesday, 20 March.
EntertainmentJungle fun for families at KKNKMuizenberg’s Jungle Theatre Company is taking two family productions to the Klein Karoo Kunstefees this April. This is the company's first visit to the Oudtshoorn-based arts festival, thanks to the generous support of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, ABSA KKNK and the National Arts Council.
EntertainmentMTN Joyous Celebration tour to reach the HeavensSouth Africa’s most respected Gospel project, MTN Joyous Celebration, returns this year to celebrate 16 years of praise, with a five city national tour from Thursday, 5 April to Saturday, 11 August.
People on the MoveAndré Neveling announced as editor of heat magazineMedia24 Weeklies has announced André Neveling’s official appointment as editor of heat magazine, effective as of 1 April.
EntertainmentCalling Western Cape playwrightsThe SCrIBE Script Writing Competition is open to playwrights who are South African residents, over the age of 18 and living in the Western Cape. The winning script will be produced for a run in Cape Town from Monday, 22 October to Saturday, 3 November.
EntertainmentJaco van Schalkwyk's solo in Fun and Games…Fun and Games...’ is South African-born Jaco van Schalkwyk's second solo exhibition at Gallery AOP. Jaco van Schalkwyk plays backgammon with Bridget Riley and Odili Donald Odita in his second solo exhibition at Gallery AOP.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
EntertainmentTheatre for Life wins international awardHuman rights NGO, arepp:Theatre for Life, has received the international STARS Impact Award for education in Africa and the Middle East.
EntertainmentGiselle at Joburg TheatreA glittering array of international dancers take to the stage of the Joburg Theatre from Thursday, 12 April to Sunday, 29 April for The South African Ballet Theatre’s (SABT) eagerly awaited season of the great romantic classic, Giselle.
EntertainmentFat Pig heads for Theatre on the SquareThe Old Mutual Theatre on the Square will be staging a star-studded local production of the award-winning Broadway show, Fat Pig , which opens in Sandton on 10 April.
Media NewsReal estate internet audience in South Africa displays sophisticated online habitsEffective Measure, provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets, has provided insight into the online habits of South African audiences who visited real estate websites. Activities requiring confident knowledge of the internet, such as e-banking and e-shopping, are conducted by more of the audience visiting real estate sites compared to the average internet population.
EntertainmentPianist Pallavi Mahidhara performs for Johannesburg Musical SocietyPallavi Mahidhara will play a recital for the Johannesburg Musical Society at the Linder Auditorium on Sunday, 1 April at 17:00. The gifted Mahidhara, who is a citizen of both India and the USA, is blessed with a charismatic stage presence and a mature sense of musicianship.
Media NewsWorld Young Reader Prizes open for entriesNewspapers have until 4 May to submit entries for the World Young Reader Prizes , the annual awards from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), which recognise success in engaging the young.
Media NewsDiscovery Networks shift survival genre into the fast lane with One Car Too FarDiscovery Networks International (DNI) has announced that it will broadcast One Car Too Far , an all-new survival series from London-based production company Dragonfly, later this year.
Media NewsNew season of Jam Alley to introduce fresh faces to SABC1SABC1 viewers can expect fresh and exciting changes when the new season of the Friday evening youth show, Jam Alley - Crew vs Crew , begins airing on Friday, 30 March at 18:00.
Media NewsNorton online family expands to keep kids safe on mobile phonesNorton by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) has released Norton Safety Minder: Mobile Edition, a free app that allows parents to keep an eye on their kids’ smartphone activities. The application is used as part of Norton Online Family, the award-winning online family safety service for PCs and Macs.
EntertainmentAdopt an artist dinner concertBTE-VO1SS will present the third of its monthly adopt an artist dinner concerts at Ristorante Ritrovo on Wednesday, 4 April 2012. During this concert patrons will experience the young and fresh voices of BTE VO1SS, with a programme consisting of highlights from the world of opera, operetta, musicals and popular songs.
EntertainmentOut of Bounds comes to Sibaya Out of Bounds - probably one of South Africa's longest-running plays - is set for a short season at Sibaya Casino in April. The production, about grappling with being a South African Indian under apartheid, runs at Sibaya from 10 April to 15 April.
Media NewsWinning photographs revealed in NG KidsThe March issue of NG Kids reveals the finalists and winner of the NG Kids Young Photographers Competition , sponsored by Spur Steak Ranches. One of several in the Young series, the competition was once again a success, drawing over 2 200 entries in the categories 'Animals', 'I Love South Africa', 'People' and 'That’s Funny'.
Media NewsiMaverick now available on iPhone and iPod touchAfrica's first tablet-only daily newspaper, iMaverick , is now available on the iPhone and iPod touch.
EntertainmentGrammy Award winning Monica to release New Life in AprilThe Delux edition of Monica's new album, featuring Brandy and Wale, and guest producers Missy Elliot and more, will be released on our shores in April.
Media NewsThe search is on for YOU Miss Teen 2012 YOU Magazine is looking for attractive young ladies to enter the YOU Miss Teen 2012 competition.
EntertainmentMpumalanga to host Sancta One-Act FestivalThe 32nd Sancta One-Act Festival will be held in Mpumalanga in July. Depending on funding grants, the Festival will be held in either Secunda or Witbank from 2 July to 16 July, with the deadline for entries having been extended to 4 April.
AwardsSA’s best produce is announced at the Eat In DStv Food Network Produce Awards in Stellenbosch Celebrating outstanting and independent South African producers, food markers and outlets, the Eat In DStv Food Network Produce Awards , with 15 new categories, announced its 2012 award winners.
Media NewsITWeb IT Security Summit to focus on failure of conventional IT securityFollowing a series of high-profile breaches, major information security vendors are conceding that there is little to stop a determined cyber criminal from breaching security and wreaking havoc. IT security needs a rethink, they say. This will be the theme of the annual ITWeb IT Security Summit to be staged at the Sandton Convention Centre from 15 to 17 May.
Media NewsSony Entertainment delivers action-packed programmingFrom 31 March to 4 April, Sony Entertainment Television viewers can look forward a variety of films and television shows on DStv channel 113, including Lean on Me , 50 First Dates and the third season of Judging Amy .
Media NewsTCM introduces TCM SelectTurner Classic movies, channel 109 on DStv, has a new offering for those who love film. This April, TCM is introducing TCM Select, which promises to celebrate film favourites by bringing audiences the world’s must-see movies. Launching on 1 April with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde , TCM Select will be showcasing a fantastic film every Sunday night at 21:00.
Media NewsNew show seasons abound on BBC EntertainmentTelevision shows premiering new seasons on BBC Entertainment (DStv channel 120) include Top Gear USA , Mr Bean and Dating in the Dark UK .
EntertainmentAspiring DJs spin for success at McDonald's Top Jock grand finaleTen of South Africa's best amateur DJs will be mixin' and stylin' for their lives as they battle it out to be crowned McDonald's Top Jock at the grand finale on 30 March.
EntertainmentThandiswa Mazwai live at PromusicaThandiswa Mazwai, backed by bass-maestro Herbie Tsoaeli’s combo, is at the Joburg Promusica Theatre on Friday, 13 and Saturday, 14 April.
EntertainmentLyric Theatre to host 2012 Mr Gay World finale Mr Gay World 2012 is set to take place from 4 to 8 April, with the event culminating in the grand finale on 8 April at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City. The event will have a distinct African flavour and world-class production values.
In Focusja.fm says ja to another year with a lekker* partyMany radio stations have request shows, but the line-up is ultimately determined by a music compiler. But by integrating the immediacy of the interweb with the best Afrikaans music has to offer, ja.fm has turned the listener into the music compiler. Christine Greyvenstein chilled with Afrikaans music royalty at ja.fm ’s first birthday.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Media NewsWestern Cape singers impress Idols judges29 Idols contestants from the Western Cape are through to the next round of Idols season eight in Sun City next month.
EntertainmentEMI announces date and producer for Sterling EQ album SAMA -winning girl band Sterling EQ will release their third album, and their first under the label of multi-national record company EMI, in August this year.
EntertainmentThe Beatles' Yellow Submarine feature film restored for release on DVD and Blu-RayThe Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine , has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-Ray release on 28 May.
Media NewsNational Geographic’s and Nat Geo Wild's April line-upHighlights on National Geographic (DStv Channel 260) and Nat Geo Wild (DStv Channel 261) in April include History’s Secrets: Vanished From Alcatraz , Stalking the Mountain Lion , Stash House Stakeout and many more.
EntertainmentTop comedians to raise funds for Rape Crisis Cape TownThe Baxter Theatre will host several top Cape Townian comedians performing at The Comedy with a Conscience Rape Crisis Fundraiser in Cape Town.
In FocusFood Network hits the spot with Aarti PartyAarti Sequeira is bubbly, vivacious, and definitely not your typical Gordon Ramsay-esque celebrity chef, if her foodie show Aarti Party is anything to go by. Samantha Cook attended the recent Food Network launch of the show’s third season at the Saxon Hotel, and pinned Sequeira down to chat about her foray into TV chefdom.
EntertainmentThe Abba Voulez Vous – Mamma Mia! concert tour to come to SA in AprilAbba tribute band, Voulez Vous, will be performing their collaborative Abba production at different venues all over South Africa in April.
Media NewsVuzu line-up for April The Bachelor , Gossip Girl , Fashion Hunters , Bethenny’s Getting Married and many more are the highlights this April on Vuzu (DStv Channel 123).
Media News5FM nominated for international radio award 5FM has been nominated for a Worldwide Radio Summit Award . The station is one of five radio stations put forward in the ‘Influential International Station’ category at the prestigious international awards ceremony, which is being held in Hollywood at the end of April.
EntertainmentGospel Extravaganza set to delight fans in Durban this EasterA front line roster of Gospel artists presented by The Playhouse Company will share the stage in Durban’s Drama Theatre on Saturday, 7 April at 19:00.
EntertainmentJC Le Roux and GoodLuck present the Le Good Life TourHot on the heels of the exclusive 'Le Good Life' single, a collaboration between JC Le Roux and musical sensation GoodLuck, comes the Le Good Life Tour , brought to you by the House of JC Le Roux.
Media NewsEstate agents go mobile with Property24With approximately 13-million South Africans now accessing the internet via their cellular phones, a strong mobile presence is no longer merely a nice-to-have, but a necessity for business owners looking to corner an increasingly on-the-go market. Property24 has now made the mobile sphere readily accessible to the country’s estate agents, with the launch of their new free mobi-site service.
Media NewsPrinting summit opens with inspiring messageThe third annual WAN-IFRA Printing Summit opened in Berlin on Wednesday with an inspiring message to publishers: despite conventional wisdom to the contrary, the latest technologies, trends and business strategies are helping many newspapers and printers thrive during challenging times.
EntertainmentAlfred Hinkel's Dansmettieduiwels at BaxterThe multiple award-winning choreographer Alfred Hinkel's first work in Cape Town in four years, Dansmettieduiwels, comes to the Baxter Theatre Centre for four performances only, from Thursday, 29 to Saturday, 31 March, at 20:00. This season follows its world premiere at the Dance Umbrella recently, where it was received with critical acclaim and hailed as a resounding success.
Media NewsAvis delivers Old Mutual joBerg2c to viewersArmchair cyclists can look forward to following the third edition of the nine-day Old Mutual joBerg2c across rural South Africa from the comfort of their living rooms, organisers have announced. Viewers will be able to follow the entire 910-kilometre event between Heidelberg in Gauteng and Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal coast from 27 April to 5 May.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Media NewsAutumn Dis-Chem Benefits magazine prepares readers for winterThe autumn edition of the Dis-Chem Benefits magazine is now available in stores, jam-packed with informative articles on how to prepare for this year’s winter season. This edition includes advice on how to combat dry skin, acne and hyperpigmentation, as well as a look at immune boosting essentials and guidelines on how to deal with the perils of colds and flu.
EntertainmentArno Plus You gets audience involved in live art and music eventIt was a first of its kind – the audience and their Facebook friends became part of the Arno Plus experience on Friday, 16 March as Arno Carstens, Mike Rutherford (a founding member of both Genesis and Mike & The Mechanics), and The Nomadic Orchestra rocked out at The Lovell Gallery in Woodstock.
Media NewsInternational Newsroom Summit looks at dealing with rapid constant transformationNew jobs in the newsroom that nobody has ever heard of before, staff that resist change, and the constant challenge of producing quality journalism with less resources. These are just some of the issues facing today’s editor-in-chief in an era of rapid change. The 11 th annual Newsroom Summit , to be held on 10 and 11 May in Hamburg, will make this work a little less complicated.
EntertainmentSABC announces three-year partnership with Cape Town International Jazz FestivalThe SABC has announced that it has entered into a three year partnership with the Cape Town International Jazz Festival as the official broadcast sponsor.
Media Newsrooi rose celebrates 70 years in publishingAll-in-one Afrikaans monthly glossy, rooi rose , is celebrating its 70 th birthday with the April 2012 issue. The issue has a bold red cover that folds out to reveal seven beautiful cover girls.
Media NewsMasterChef SA inspires Nederburg's online Winemaster ClassesNederburg is running an online series of Winemaster’s Classes for the duration of MasterChef SA , which began airing on Tuesday, March 20 at 19:30 on M-Net.
EntertainmentPitbull goes 'back in time' with theme song for Men in Black 3The theme song to the action adventure comedy Men in Black 3 , titled 'Back In Time', has been written and recorded by RCA Records/Polo Grounds Music/Mr. 305 recording artist Pitbull, it was announced by Lia Vollack, president of worldwide music for Sony Pictures.
Media NewsSAT embraces social media to market South Africa to the worldSouth African Tourism (SAT) has embraced social media as an important part of its marketing mix as it seeks to entice international tourists to the country. Tourism’s direct and indirect contribution to the country’s gross domestic product is estimated to be around R200-billion a year or about 7.5% of GDP.
EntertainmentCape Town Opera takes to the road Cape Town Opera is embarking on a three-week tour of South Africa. As part of the tour, the opera will provide focused training for learners and educators preparing to compete at the South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod .
Media NewsJoshua West Digital Revolution Media Conference rescheduled for JuneThe Digital Revolution Media Conference , scheduled for 5 and 6 June is a social digital media event, hosting delegates from various industries. The conference was rescheduled from 14 and 15 March for 5 and 6 June to meet high quality standards envisaged by all stakeholders involved.
Media NewsNdalo Media’s Destiny and Destiny Man buck the trend with circulation gainsNdalo Media’s flagship titles, Destiny and Destiny Man , achieved remarkable circulation gains for 2011 quarter four results, released on 23 February. The ABC statistics reveal that Destiny grew its total circulation by 29.5% from 2010, while Destiny Man ’s circulation improved by 11%.
EntertainmentGangs of Ballet to launch EP with Gazelle and 5FM's Cath GrenfellCell C’s The Deep End event will be taking place inside the empty public swimming pool of Medwood Gardens in the City Centre on 30 March. This unusual and unused city space will have life pumped back into it for the night, with Durban-bred Gangs of Ballet’s EP launch performance as well as performances by Gazelle and DJ Cath Grenfell ( 5FM ).
EntertainmentProvisional programme announced for Pink Loerie 2012The provisional programme for the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival 2012 has been released and entries to all the competitions, pageants and the parade have opened. Re-launched under a new organising committee and with the new arts festival added, Pink Loerie 2011 was a huge success and 2012 promises to be even better.
EntertainmentNorah Jones announces North American summer tourOn the heels of a stand-out performance at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas where she débuted songs from her forthcoming album Little Broken Hearts , Norah Jones has revealed the details of her North American summer tour.
EntertainmentIsmaël Lô sell out sets the tone for City Hall SessionsThe City Hall Sessions Programme got off to a memorable start as Senegal’s Ismaël Lô and Nyanga reggae group, Azania Ghetto Sound band, mesmerised audiences at the Cape Town City Hall, ahead of Human Right’s Day on Tuesday, 20 March.
EntertainmentJungle fun for families at KKNKMuizenberg’s Jungle Theatre Company is taking two family productions to the Klein Karoo Kunstefees this April. This is the company's first visit to the Oudtshoorn-based arts festival, thanks to the generous support of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, ABSA KKNK and the National Arts Council.
EntertainmentMTN Joyous Celebration tour to reach the HeavensSouth Africa’s most respected Gospel project, MTN Joyous Celebration, returns this year to celebrate 16 years of praise, with a five city national tour from Thursday, 5 April to Saturday, 11 August.
People on the MoveAndré Neveling announced as editor of heat magazineMedia24 Weeklies has announced André Neveling’s official appointment as editor of heat magazine, effective as of 1 April.
EntertainmentCalling Western Cape playwrightsThe SCrIBE Script Writing Competition is open to playwrights who are South African residents, over the age of 18 and living in the Western Cape. The winning script will be produced for a run in Cape Town from Monday, 22 October to Saturday, 3 November.
EntertainmentJaco van Schalkwyk's solo in Fun and Games…Fun and Games...’ is South African-born Jaco van Schalkwyk's second solo exhibition at Gallery AOP. Jaco van Schalkwyk plays backgammon with Bridget Riley and Odili Donald Odita in his second solo exhibition at Gallery AOP.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
EntertainmentTheatre for Life wins international awardHuman rights NGO, arepp:Theatre for Life, has received the international STARS Impact Award for education in Africa and the Middle East.
EntertainmentGiselle at Joburg TheatreA glittering array of international dancers take to the stage of the Joburg Theatre from Thursday, 12 April to Sunday, 29 April for The South African Ballet Theatre’s (SABT) eagerly awaited season of the great romantic classic, Giselle.
EntertainmentFat Pig heads for Theatre on the SquareThe Old Mutual Theatre on the Square will be staging a star-studded local production of the award-winning Broadway show, Fat Pig , which opens in Sandton on 10 April.
Media NewsReal estate internet audience in South Africa displays sophisticated online habitsEffective Measure, provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets, has provided insight into the online habits of South African audiences who visited real estate websites. Activities requiring confident knowledge of the internet, such as e-banking and e-shopping, are conducted by more of the audience visiting real estate sites compared to the average internet population.
EntertainmentPianist Pallavi Mahidhara performs for Johannesburg Musical SocietyPallavi Mahidhara will play a recital for the Johannesburg Musical Society at the Linder Auditorium on Sunday, 1 April at 17:00. The gifted Mahidhara, who is a citizen of both India and the USA, is blessed with a charismatic stage presence and a mature sense of musicianship.
Media NewsWorld Young Reader Prizes open for entriesNewspapers have until 4 May to submit entries for the World Young Reader Prizes , the annual awards from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), which recognise success in engaging the young.
Media NewsDiscovery Networks shift survival genre into the fast lane with One Car Too FarDiscovery Networks International (DNI) has announced that it will broadcast One Car Too Far , an all-new survival series from London-based production company Dragonfly, later this year.
Media NewsNew season of Jam Alley to introduce fresh faces to SABC1SABC1 viewers can expect fresh and exciting changes when the new season of the Friday evening youth show, Jam Alley - Crew vs Crew , begins airing on Friday, 30 March at 18:00.
Media NewsNorton online family expands to keep kids safe on mobile phonesNorton by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) has released Norton Safety Minder: Mobile Edition, a free app that allows parents to keep an eye on their kids’ smartphone activities. The application is used as part of Norton Online Family, the award-winning online family safety service for PCs and Macs.
EntertainmentAdopt an artist dinner concertBTE-VO1SS will present the third of its monthly adopt an artist dinner concerts at Ristorante Ritrovo on Wednesday, 4 April 2012. During this concert patrons will experience the young and fresh voices of BTE VO1SS, with a programme consisting of highlights from the world of opera, operetta, musicals and popular songs.
EntertainmentOut of Bounds comes to Sibaya Out of Bounds - probably one of South Africa's longest-running plays - is set for a short season at Sibaya Casino in April. The production, about grappling with being a South African Indian under apartheid, runs at Sibaya from 10 April to 15 April.
Media NewsWinning photographs revealed in NG KidsThe March issue of NG Kids reveals the finalists and winner of the NG Kids Young Photographers Competition , sponsored by Spur Steak Ranches. One of several in the Young series, the competition was once again a success, drawing over 2 200 entries in the categories 'Animals', 'I Love South Africa', 'People' and 'That’s Funny'.
Media NewsiMaverick now available on iPhone and iPod touchAfrica's first tablet-only daily newspaper, iMaverick , is now available on the iPhone and iPod touch.
EntertainmentGrammy Award winning Monica to release New Life in AprilThe Delux edition of Monica's new album, featuring Brandy and Wale, and guest producers Missy Elliot and more, will be released on our shores in April.
Media NewsThe search is on for YOU Miss Teen 2012 YOU Magazine is looking for attractive young ladies to enter the YOU Miss Teen 2012 competition.
EntertainmentMpumalanga to host Sancta One-Act FestivalThe 32nd Sancta One-Act Festival will be held in Mpumalanga in July. Depending on funding grants, the Festival will be held in either Secunda or Witbank from 2 July to 16 July, with the deadline for entries having been extended to 4 April.
AwardsSA’s best produce is announced at the Eat In DStv Food Network Produce Awards in Stellenbosch Celebrating outstanting and independent South African producers, food markers and outlets, the Eat In DStv Food Network Produce Awards , with 15 new categories, announced its 2012 award winners.
Media NewsITWeb IT Security Summit to focus on failure of conventional IT securityFollowing a series of high-profile breaches, major information security vendors are conceding that there is little to stop a determined cyber criminal from breaching security and wreaking havoc. IT security needs a rethink, they say. This will be the theme of the annual ITWeb IT Security Summit to be staged at the Sandton Convention Centre from 15 to 17 May.
Media NewsSony Entertainment delivers action-packed programmingFrom 31 March to 4 April, Sony Entertainment Television viewers can look forward a variety of films and television shows on DStv channel 113, including Lean on Me , 50 First Dates and the third season of Judging Amy .
Media NewsTCM introduces TCM SelectTurner Classic movies, channel 109 on DStv, has a new offering for those who love film. This April, TCM is introducing TCM Select, which promises to celebrate film favourites by bringing audiences the world’s must-see movies. Launching on 1 April with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde , TCM Select will be showcasing a fantastic film every Sunday night at 21:00.
Media NewsNew show seasons abound on BBC EntertainmentTelevision shows premiering new seasons on BBC Entertainment (DStv channel 120) include Top Gear USA , Mr Bean and Dating in the Dark UK .
EntertainmentAspiring DJs spin for success at McDonald's Top Jock grand finaleTen of South Africa's best amateur DJs will be mixin' and stylin' for their lives as they battle it out to be crowned McDonald's Top Jock at the grand finale on 30 March.
EntertainmentThandiswa Mazwai live at PromusicaThandiswa Mazwai, backed by bass-maestro Herbie Tsoaeli’s combo, is at the Joburg Promusica Theatre on Friday, 13 and Saturday, 14 April.
EntertainmentLyric Theatre to host 2012 Mr Gay World finale Mr Gay World 2012 is set to take place from 4 to 8 April, with the event culminating in the grand finale on 8 April at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City. The event will have a distinct African flavour and world-class production values.
In Focusja.fm says ja to another year with a lekker* partyMany radio stations have request shows, but the line-up is ultimately determined by a music compiler. But by integrating the immediacy of the interweb with the best Afrikaans music has to offer, ja.fm has turned the listener into the music compiler. Christine Greyvenstein chilled with Afrikaans music royalty at ja.fm ’s first birthday.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Media NewsCelebrate April Fools with Cartoon Network's GumballCartoon Network is inviting families all over South Africa to join Gumball, Banana Joe and the rest of the gang from The Amazing World of Gumball for guaranteed laughs on Sunday, 1 April from 7:00 to 12:10 on DStv channel 301.
EntertainmentAdam Lambert to release sophomore album TrespassingGlobal music star Adam Lambert will release his second album Trespassing (RCA Records/19 Recordings) on 15 May. In addition to co-writing many of the tracks, Lambert collaborated with an all-star list of award winning artists, producers and songwriters including Pharrell Williams, Dr Luke, Bruno Mars, Claude Kelly, Benny Blanco, Bonnie McKee, Nile Rogers and Sam Sparro.
Media NewsAegis Media Digibate reveals that print media in SA must 'adapt or die'The state of print media in South Africa was the topic of the fourth Aegis Media Thought Leadership Digibate which took place on 16 March. This Digibate received the highest and most consistent listenership via audio streaming, averaging 936 listeners per second with over 9 000 listeners in Africa who remained tuned in for the two-hour Digibate via www.bizradio.co.za .
EntertainmentMicrobrewery Festival at the Rand ShowMicrobrewers from across the country will be setting up at the Rand Show, to bring you the unique taste of some of South Africa’s finest handcrafted beers. Try a Gravedigger, a blonde ale from Three Skulls Brew Works, or Old Wobbly, a lager from Mitchell’s Brewery, the oldest craft brewery in the country.
Media NewsHouse and Leisure's Art Issue is now outAt the forefront of what is stylish in South Africa, House and Leisure’s April issue is dedicated to the best of South Africa’s art world.
EntertainmentThe X Factor UK's controversial Cher Lloyd takes new single to US‘Want U Back’, the new single of Cher Lloyd, is to hit the US airwaves in April this year, following her live performance debut of the song at SXSW.
Media NewsHe says she says revealed in Men’s Health and Women’s Health Men’s Health and Women’s Health have dedicated their April issues to tackling the real truth about men and women, and helping readers to decode the opposite sex.
Entertainment ReviewsDon't miss out on Gomacc's Directors ShowcaseIt is International Theatre Day on 27 March and Gomacc is inviting scholars and lovers of theatre to attend its Directors Showcase .
Media NewsDiscovery Networks announce highlights for AprilViewers can look forward to Bite of the Living Dead, Northwest Wild, Ludo Bites America, Soul Food Family, Cops and Coyotes, Trashopolis and many more.
Media NewsTimber iQ receives hearty welcome at WoodEX for Africa Timber iQ – Design & Construction , a brand new Trademax Publications title, was successfully launched at the WoodEX for Africa conference and expo, which took place at the Gallagher Estate from 22 to 24 March.
EntertainmentEntertainment for the entire family at Montecasino this EasterVarious events, gaming and entertainment options, special offers and packages on offer are available at Montecasino this April.
EntertainmentGcugcwa Productions presentLong Journey - The Musical at PlayhouseThis high-energy musical production combines contemporary, tap and gumboot dance genres, as well as musical threatre, to tell an uplifting tale of overcoming life's obstacles.
EntertainmentNational Arts Festival feast announcedThe 38 th National Arts Festival in Grahamstown will once again showcase the best in South African and international art across every genre from 28 June to 8 July.
Media NewsAlonso stuns in Malaysia and SA Rally kicks off on Cars in Action OnlineIn the latest Cars in Action Online , the focus is on the second round of the 2012 F1 season in Malaysia, the first event of the 2012 SA Rally Championship kicks off, and the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class touches down in South Africa.
Media NewsBBC Knowledge looks at the Afghanistan war and Prince Harry in AprilNew shows premiering on BBC Knowledge (channel 251 on DStv) in April include Harry's Arctic Heroes, Our War: 10 Years in Afghanistan and Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets , among others.
EntertainmentEntries for WOMEX 2012openThe Independent Music Exporters South Africa (IMEXSA) if inviting independent emerging artists and music companies to submit entries for the most significant music market/trade show in the world, WOMEX 2012 . WOMEX 2012 takes place in Greece from 17 October to 21 October.
EntertainmentAward-winning Phantom performances extend once againWith over 160 000 tickets already sold, The Phantom of the Opera has shattered all previous box office records at the Teatro at Montecasino.
Media NewsWorldtunes.net is bringing nothing but the hits WorldTunes.net – All Hit Radio is an internet based radio station, operating 24 7 365, and is accessible to its audience anywhere in the world. As per its slogan ‘All Hit Radio’, WorldTunes.net only plays hit music from the 80’s to current day, however unlike current ‘traditional’ radio stations, its music playlist covers over 100 000 songs.
EntertainmentToya Delazy announces album release dateSouth African artist Toya Delazy is to release her debut album, Due Drop , on 16 April. The album, which features seven tracks produced by local producer Jax Panik, will be released through Sony Music Africa.
EntertainmentGet a whole new perspective with sky dining at the EmeraldBetween 25 and 29 April, guests at Emerald Resort and Casino will be able to enjoy breakfast, lunch, snacks or dinner around a 22-seater table – suspended a breathtaking 50 metres above the ground. Guests are hoisted 50 metres into the air for an unforgettable gourmet dining experience, boasting panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Media NewsPlayboy South Africa has double trouble Playboy South Africa 's April issue celebrates the start of its second year in the South African market with an edition called 'Double Vision'. It features two cover models, the first local twins as Playmates, and includes a tribute to the best twins ever published in Playboy internationally.
Entertainment ReviewsMissing children and missing conclusions with Finders KeepersWhile Belinda Bauer’s Finders Keepers is well written with an excellent starting point, it loses a couple of points for unresolved subplots and odd dramatic timing. That said, it beautifully captures the realisation of every mother’s fear: what happens when their child is taken from them.
Media NewsNat Geo Wild greenlights Leader of the Pack with Cesar MillanNat Geo Wild has announced that it has commissioned the 12-part series Leader of the Pack with dog whisperer Cesar Millan. In the new series produced by POWWOW Media Partners, Millan combats the global issue of canine abandonment, giving 'unadoptable' dogs a second chance and coaching families from across Europe who are vying for the opportunity to adopt these lucky pups.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Media NewsWestern Cape singers impress Idols judges29 Idols contestants from the Western Cape are through to the next round of Idols season eight in Sun City next month.
EntertainmentEMI announces date and producer for Sterling EQ album SAMA -winning girl band Sterling EQ will release their third album, and their first under the label of multi-national record company EMI, in August this year.
EntertainmentThe Beatles' Yellow Submarine feature film restored for release on DVD and Blu-RayThe Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine , has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-Ray release on 28 May.
Media NewsNational Geographic’s and Nat Geo Wild's April line-upHighlights on National Geographic (DStv Channel 260) and Nat Geo Wild (DStv Channel 261) in April include History’s Secrets: Vanished From Alcatraz , Stalking the Mountain Lion , Stash House Stakeout and many more.
EntertainmentTop comedians to raise funds for Rape Crisis Cape TownThe Baxter Theatre will host several top Cape Townian comedians performing at The Comedy with a Conscience Rape Crisis Fundraiser in Cape Town.
In FocusFood Network hits the spot with Aarti PartyAarti Sequeira is bubbly, vivacious, and definitely not your typical Gordon Ramsay-esque celebrity chef, if her foodie show Aarti Party is anything to go by. Samantha Cook attended the recent Food Network launch of the show’s third season at the Saxon Hotel, and pinned Sequeira down to chat about her foray into TV chefdom.
EntertainmentThe Abba Voulez Vous – Mamma Mia! concert tour to come to SA in AprilAbba tribute band, Voulez Vous, will be performing their collaborative Abba production at different venues all over South Africa in April.
Media NewsVuzu line-up for April The Bachelor , Gossip Girl , Fashion Hunters , Bethenny’s Getting Married and many more are the highlights this April on Vuzu (DStv Channel 123).
Media News5FM nominated for international radio award 5FM has been nominated for a Worldwide Radio Summit Award . The station is one of five radio stations put forward in the ‘Influential International Station’ category at the prestigious international awards ceremony, which is being held in Hollywood at the end of April.
EntertainmentGospel Extravaganza set to delight fans in Durban this EasterA front line roster of Gospel artists presented by The Playhouse Company will share the stage in Durban’s Drama Theatre on Saturday, 7 April at 19:00.
EntertainmentJC Le Roux and GoodLuck present the Le Good Life TourHot on the heels of the exclusive 'Le Good Life' single, a collaboration between JC Le Roux and musical sensation GoodLuck, comes the Le Good Life Tour , brought to you by the House of JC Le Roux.
Media NewsEstate agents go mobile with Property24With approximately 13-million South Africans now accessing the internet via their cellular phones, a strong mobile presence is no longer merely a nice-to-have, but a necessity for business owners looking to corner an increasingly on-the-go market. Property24 has now made the mobile sphere readily accessible to the country’s estate agents, with the launch of their new free mobi-site service.
Media NewsPrinting summit opens with inspiring messageThe third annual WAN-IFRA Printing Summit opened in Berlin on Wednesday with an inspiring message to publishers: despite conventional wisdom to the contrary, the latest technologies, trends and business strategies are helping many newspapers and printers thrive during challenging times.
EntertainmentAlfred Hinkel's Dansmettieduiwels at BaxterThe multiple award-winning choreographer Alfred Hinkel's first work in Cape Town in four years, Dansmettieduiwels, comes to the Baxter Theatre Centre for four performances only, from Thursday, 29 to Saturday, 31 March, at 20:00. This season follows its world premiere at the Dance Umbrella recently, where it was received with critical acclaim and hailed as a resounding success.
Media NewsAvis delivers Old Mutual joBerg2c to viewersArmchair cyclists can look forward to following the third edition of the nine-day Old Mutual joBerg2c across rural South Africa from the comfort of their living rooms, organisers have announced. Viewers will be able to follow the entire 910-kilometre event between Heidelberg in Gauteng and Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal coast from 27 April to 5 May.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Media NewsAutumn Dis-Chem Benefits magazine prepares readers for winterThe autumn edition of the Dis-Chem Benefits magazine is now available in stores, jam-packed with informative articles on how to prepare for this year’s winter season. This edition includes advice on how to combat dry skin, acne and hyperpigmentation, as well as a look at immune boosting essentials and guidelines on how to deal with the perils of colds and flu.
EntertainmentArno Plus You gets audience involved in live art and music eventIt was a first of its kind – the audience and their Facebook friends became part of the Arno Plus experience on Friday, 16 March as Arno Carstens, Mike Rutherford (a founding member of both Genesis and Mike & The Mechanics), and The Nomadic Orchestra rocked out at The Lovell Gallery in Woodstock.
Media NewsInternational Newsroom Summit looks at dealing with rapid constant transformationNew jobs in the newsroom that nobody has ever heard of before, staff that resist change, and the constant challenge of producing quality journalism with less resources. These are just some of the issues facing today’s editor-in-chief in an era of rapid change. The 11 th annual Newsroom Summit , to be held on 10 and 11 May in Hamburg, will make this work a little less complicated.
EntertainmentSABC announces three-year partnership with Cape Town International Jazz FestivalThe SABC has announced that it has entered into a three year partnership with the Cape Town International Jazz Festival as the official broadcast sponsor.
Media Newsrooi rose celebrates 70 years in publishingAll-in-one Afrikaans monthly glossy, rooi rose , is celebrating its 70 th birthday with the April 2012 issue. The issue has a bold red cover that folds out to reveal seven beautiful cover girls.
Media NewsMasterChef SA inspires Nederburg's online Winemaster ClassesNederburg is running an online series of Winemaster’s Classes for the duration of MasterChef SA , which began airing on Tuesday, March 20 at 19:30 on M-Net.
EntertainmentPitbull goes 'back in time' with theme song for Men in Black 3The theme song to the action adventure comedy Men in Black 3 , titled 'Back In Time', has been written and recorded by RCA Records/Polo Grounds Music/Mr. 305 recording artist Pitbull, it was announced by Lia Vollack, president of worldwide music for Sony Pictures.
Media NewsSAT embraces social media to market South Africa to the worldSouth African Tourism (SAT) has embraced social media as an important part of its marketing mix as it seeks to entice international tourists to the country. Tourism’s direct and indirect contribution to the country’s gross domestic product is estimated to be around R200-billion a year or about 7.5% of GDP.
EntertainmentCape Town Opera takes to the road Cape Town Opera is embarking on a three-week tour of South Africa. As part of the tour, the opera will provide focused training for learners and educators preparing to compete at the South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod .
Media NewsJoshua West Digital Revolution Media Conference rescheduled for JuneThe Digital Revolution Media Conference , scheduled for 5 and 6 June is a social digital media event, hosting delegates from various industries. The conference was rescheduled from 14 and 15 March for 5 and 6 June to meet high quality standards envisaged by all stakeholders involved.
Media NewsNdalo Media’s Destiny and Destiny Man buck the trend with circulation gainsNdalo Media’s flagship titles, Destiny and Destiny Man , achieved remarkable circulation gains for 2011 quarter four results, released on 23 February. The ABC statistics reveal that Destiny grew its total circulation by 29.5% from 2010, while Destiny Man ’s circulation improved by 11%.
EntertainmentGangs of Ballet to launch EP with Gazelle and 5FM's Cath GrenfellCell C’s The Deep End event will be taking place inside the empty public swimming pool of Medwood Gardens in the City Centre on 30 March. This unusual and unused city space will have life pumped back into it for the night, with Durban-bred Gangs of Ballet’s EP launch performance as well as performances by Gazelle and DJ Cath Grenfell ( 5FM ).
EntertainmentProvisional programme announced for Pink Loerie 2012The provisional programme for the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival 2012 has been released and entries to all the competitions, pageants and the parade have opened. Re-launched under a new organising committee and with the new arts festival added, Pink Loerie 2011 was a huge success and 2012 promises to be even better.
EntertainmentNorah Jones announces North American summer tourOn the heels of a stand-out performance at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas where she débuted songs from her forthcoming album Little Broken Hearts , Norah Jones has revealed the details of her North American summer tour.
EntertainmentIsmaël Lô sell out sets the tone for City Hall SessionsThe City Hall Sessions Programme got off to a memorable start as Senegal’s Ismaël Lô and Nyanga reggae group, Azania Ghetto Sound band, mesmerised audiences at the Cape Town City Hall, ahead of Human Right’s Day on Tuesday, 20 March.
EntertainmentJungle fun for families at KKNKMuizenberg’s Jungle Theatre Company is taking two family productions to the Klein Karoo Kunstefees this April. This is the company's first visit to the Oudtshoorn-based arts festival, thanks to the generous support of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, ABSA KKNK and the National Arts Council.
EntertainmentMTN Joyous Celebration tour to reach the HeavensSouth Africa’s most respected Gospel project, MTN Joyous Celebration, returns this year to celebrate 16 years of praise, with a five city national tour from Thursday, 5 April to Saturday, 11 August.
People on the MoveAndré Neveling announced as editor of heat magazineMedia24 Weeklies has announced André Neveling’s official appointment as editor of heat magazine, effective as of 1 April.
EntertainmentCalling Western Cape playwrightsThe SCrIBE Script Writing Competition is open to playwrights who are South African residents, over the age of 18 and living in the Western Cape. The winning script will be produced for a run in Cape Town from Monday, 22 October to Saturday, 3 November.
EntertainmentJaco van Schalkwyk's solo in Fun and Games…Fun and Games...’ is South African-born Jaco van Schalkwyk's second solo exhibition at Gallery AOP. Jaco van Schalkwyk plays backgammon with Bridget Riley and Odili Donald Odita in his second solo exhibition at Gallery AOP.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
EntertainmentTheatre for Life wins international awardHuman rights NGO, arepp:Theatre for Life, has received the international STARS Impact Award for education in Africa and the Middle East.
EntertainmentGiselle at Joburg TheatreA glittering array of international dancers take to the stage of the Joburg Theatre from Thursday, 12 April to Sunday, 29 April for The South African Ballet Theatre’s (SABT) eagerly awaited season of the great romantic classic, Giselle.
EntertainmentFat Pig heads for Theatre on the SquareThe Old Mutual Theatre on the Square will be staging a star-studded local production of the award-winning Broadway show, Fat Pig , which opens in Sandton on 10 April.
Media NewsReal estate internet audience in South Africa displays sophisticated online habitsEffective Measure, provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets, has provided insight into the online habits of South African audiences who visited real estate websites. Activities requiring confident knowledge of the internet, such as e-banking and e-shopping, are conducted by more of the audience visiting real estate sites compared to the average internet population.
EntertainmentPianist Pallavi Mahidhara performs for Johannesburg Musical SocietyPallavi Mahidhara will play a recital for the Johannesburg Musical Society at the Linder Auditorium on Sunday, 1 April at 17:00. The gifted Mahidhara, who is a citizen of both India and the USA, is blessed with a charismatic stage presence and a mature sense of musicianship.
Media NewsWorld Young Reader Prizes open for entriesNewspapers have until 4 May to submit entries for the World Young Reader Prizes , the annual awards from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), which recognise success in engaging the young.
Media NewsDiscovery Networks shift survival genre into the fast lane with One Car Too FarDiscovery Networks International (DNI) has announced that it will broadcast One Car Too Far , an all-new survival series from London-based production company Dragonfly, later this year.
Media NewsNew season of Jam Alley to introduce fresh faces to SABC1SABC1 viewers can expect fresh and exciting changes when the new season of the Friday evening youth show, Jam Alley - Crew vs Crew , begins airing on Friday, 30 March at 18:00.
Media NewsNorton online family expands to keep kids safe on mobile phonesNorton by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) has released Norton Safety Minder: Mobile Edition, a free app that allows parents to keep an eye on their kids’ smartphone activities. The application is used as part of Norton Online Family, the award-winning online family safety service for PCs and Macs.
EntertainmentAdopt an artist dinner concertBTE-VO1SS will present the third of its monthly adopt an artist dinner concerts at Ristorante Ritrovo on Wednesday, 4 April 2012. During this concert patrons will experience the young and fresh voices of BTE VO1SS, with a programme consisting of highlights from the world of opera, operetta, musicals and popular songs.
EntertainmentOut of Bounds comes to Sibaya Out of Bounds - probably one of South Africa's longest-running plays - is set for a short season at Sibaya Casino in April. The production, about grappling with being a South African Indian under apartheid, runs at Sibaya from 10 April to 15 April.
Media NewsWinning photographs revealed in NG KidsThe March issue of NG Kids reveals the finalists and winner of the NG Kids Young Photographers Competition , sponsored by Spur Steak Ranches. One of several in the Young series, the competition was once again a success, drawing over 2 200 entries in the categories 'Animals', 'I Love South Africa', 'People' and 'That’s Funny'.
Media NewsiMaverick now available on iPhone and iPod touchAfrica's first tablet-only daily newspaper, iMaverick , is now available on the iPhone and iPod touch.
EntertainmentGrammy Award winning Monica to release New Life in AprilThe Delux edition of Monica's new album, featuring Brandy and Wale, and guest producers Missy Elliot and more, will be released on our shores in April.
Media NewsThe search is on for YOU Miss Teen 2012 YOU Magazine is looking for attractive young ladies to enter the YOU Miss Teen 2012 competition.
EntertainmentMpumalanga to host Sancta One-Act FestivalThe 32nd Sancta One-Act Festival will be held in Mpumalanga in July. Depending on funding grants, the Festival will be held in either Secunda or Witbank from 2 July to 16 July, with the deadline for entries having been extended to 4 April.
AwardsSA’s best produce is announced at the Eat In DStv Food Network Produce Awards in Stellenbosch Celebrating outstanting and independent South African producers, food markers and outlets, the Eat In DStv Food Network Produce Awards , with 15 new categories, announced its 2012 award winners.
Media NewsITWeb IT Security Summit to focus on failure of conventional IT securityFollowing a series of high-profile breaches, major information security vendors are conceding that there is little to stop a determined cyber criminal from breaching security and wreaking havoc. IT security needs a rethink, they say. This will be the theme of the annual ITWeb IT Security Summit to be staged at the Sandton Convention Centre from 15 to 17 May.
Media NewsSony Entertainment delivers action-packed programmingFrom 31 March to 4 April, Sony Entertainment Television viewers can look forward a variety of films and television shows on DStv channel 113, including Lean on Me , 50 First Dates and the third season of Judging Amy .
Media NewsTCM introduces TCM SelectTurner Classic movies, channel 109 on DStv, has a new offering for those who love film. This April, TCM is introducing TCM Select, which promises to celebrate film favourites by bringing audiences the world’s must-see movies. Launching on 1 April with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde , TCM Select will be showcasing a fantastic film every Sunday night at 21:00.
Media NewsNew show seasons abound on BBC EntertainmentTelevision shows premiering new seasons on BBC Entertainment (DStv channel 120) include Top Gear USA , Mr Bean and Dating in the Dark UK .
EntertainmentAspiring DJs spin for success at McDonald's Top Jock grand finaleTen of South Africa's best amateur DJs will be mixin' and stylin' for their lives as they battle it out to be crowned McDonald's Top Jock at the grand finale on 30 March.
EntertainmentThandiswa Mazwai live at PromusicaThandiswa Mazwai, backed by bass-maestro Herbie Tsoaeli’s combo, is at the Joburg Promusica Theatre on Friday, 13 and Saturday, 14 April.
EntertainmentLyric Theatre to host 2012 Mr Gay World finale Mr Gay World 2012 is set to take place from 4 to 8 April, with the event culminating in the grand finale on 8 April at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City. The event will have a distinct African flavour and world-class production values.
In Focusja.fm says ja to another year with a lekker* partyMany radio stations have request shows, but the line-up is ultimately determined by a music compiler. But by integrating the immediacy of the interweb with the best Afrikaans music has to offer, ja.fm has turned the listener into the music compiler. Christine Greyvenstein chilled with Afrikaans music royalty at ja.fm ’s first birthday.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Media NewsCelebrate April Fools with Cartoon Network's GumballCartoon Network is inviting families all over South Africa to join Gumball, Banana Joe and the rest of the gang from The Amazing World of Gumball for guaranteed laughs on Sunday, 1 April from 7:00 to 12:10 on DStv channel 301.
EntertainmentAdam Lambert to release sophomore album TrespassingGlobal music star Adam Lambert will release his second album Trespassing (RCA Records/19 Recordings) on 15 May. In addition to co-writing many of the tracks, Lambert collaborated with an all-star list of award winning artists, producers and songwriters including Pharrell Williams, Dr Luke, Bruno Mars, Claude Kelly, Benny Blanco, Bonnie McKee, Nile Rogers and Sam Sparro.
Media NewsAegis Media Digibate reveals that print media in SA must 'adapt or die'The state of print media in South Africa was the topic of the fourth Aegis Media Thought Leadership Digibate which took place on 16 March. This Digibate received the highest and most consistent listenership via audio streaming, averaging 936 listeners per second with over 9 000 listeners in Africa who remained tuned in for the two-hour Digibate via www.bizradio.co.za .
EntertainmentMicrobrewery Festival at the Rand ShowMicrobrewers from across the country will be setting up at the Rand Show, to bring you the unique taste of some of South Africa’s finest handcrafted beers. Try a Gravedigger, a blonde ale from Three Skulls Brew Works, or Old Wobbly, a lager from Mitchell’s Brewery, the oldest craft brewery in the country.
Media NewsHouse and Leisure's Art Issue is now outAt the forefront of what is stylish in South Africa, House and Leisure’s April issue is dedicated to the best of South Africa’s art world.
EntertainmentThe X Factor UK's controversial Cher Lloyd takes new single to US‘Want U Back’, the new single of Cher Lloyd, is to hit the US airwaves in April this year, following her live performance debut of the song at SXSW.
Media NewsHe says she says revealed in Men’s Health and Women’s Health Men’s Health and Women’s Health have dedicated their April issues to tackling the real truth about men and women, and helping readers to decode the opposite sex.
Entertainment ReviewsDon't miss out on Gomacc's Directors ShowcaseIt is International Theatre Day on 27 March and Gomacc is inviting scholars and lovers of theatre to attend its Directors Showcase .
Media NewsDiscovery Networks announce highlights for AprilViewers can look forward to Bite of the Living Dead, Northwest Wild, Ludo Bites America, Soul Food Family, Cops and Coyotes, Trashopolis and many more.
Media NewsTimber iQ receives hearty welcome at WoodEX for Africa Timber iQ – Design & Construction , a brand new Trademax Publications title, was successfully launched at the WoodEX for Africa conference and expo, which took place at the Gallagher Estate from 22 to 24 March.
EntertainmentEntertainment for the entire family at Montecasino this EasterVarious events, gaming and entertainment options, special offers and packages on offer are available at Montecasino this April.
EntertainmentGcugcwa Productions presentLong Journey - The Musical at PlayhouseThis high-energy musical production combines contemporary, tap and gumboot dance genres, as well as musical threatre, to tell an uplifting tale of overcoming life's obstacles.
EntertainmentNational Arts Festival feast announcedThe 38 th National Arts Festival in Grahamstown will once again showcase the best in South African and international art across every genre from 28 June to 8 July.
Media NewsAlonso stuns in Malaysia and SA Rally kicks off on Cars in Action OnlineIn the latest Cars in Action Online , the focus is on the second round of the 2012 F1 season in Malaysia, the first event of the 2012 SA Rally Championship kicks off, and the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class touches down in South Africa.
Media NewsBBC Knowledge looks at the Afghanistan war and Prince Harry in AprilNew shows premiering on BBC Knowledge (channel 251 on DStv) in April include Harry's Arctic Heroes, Our War: 10 Years in Afghanistan and Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets , among others.
EntertainmentEntries for WOMEX 2012openThe Independent Music Exporters South Africa (IMEXSA) if inviting independent emerging artists and music companies to submit entries for the most significant music market/trade show in the world, WOMEX 2012 . WOMEX 2012 takes place in Greece from 17 October to 21 October.
EntertainmentAward-winning Phantom performances extend once againWith over 160 000 tickets already sold, The Phantom of the Opera has shattered all previous box office records at the Teatro at Montecasino.
Media NewsWorldtunes.net is bringing nothing but the hits WorldTunes.net – All Hit Radio is an internet based radio station, operating 24 7 365, and is accessible to its audience anywhere in the world. As per its slogan ‘All Hit Radio’, WorldTunes.net only plays hit music from the 80’s to current day, however unlike current ‘traditional’ radio stations, its music playlist covers over 100 000 songs.
EntertainmentToya Delazy announces album release dateSouth African artist Toya Delazy is to release her debut album, Due Drop , on 16 April. The album, which features seven tracks produced by local producer Jax Panik, will be released through Sony Music Africa.
EntertainmentGet a whole new perspective with sky dining at the EmeraldBetween 25 and 29 April, guests at Emerald Resort and Casino will be able to enjoy breakfast, lunch, snacks or dinner around a 22-seater table – suspended a breathtaking 50 metres above the ground. Guests are hoisted 50 metres into the air for an unforgettable gourmet dining experience, boasting panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Media NewsPlayboy South Africa has double trouble Playboy South Africa 's April issue celebrates the start of its second year in the South African market with an edition called 'Double Vision'. It features two cover models, the first local twins as Playmates, and includes a tribute to the best twins ever published in Playboy internationally.
Entertainment ReviewsMissing children and missing conclusions with Finders KeepersWhile Belinda Bauer’s Finders Keepers is well written with an excellent starting point, it loses a couple of points for unresolved subplots and odd dramatic timing. That said, it beautifully captures the realisation of every mother’s fear: what happens when their child is taken from them.
Media NewsNat Geo Wild greenlights Leader of the Pack with Cesar MillanNat Geo Wild has announced that it has commissioned the 12-part series Leader of the Pack with dog whisperer Cesar Millan. In the new series produced by POWWOW Media Partners, Millan combats the global issue of canine abandonment, giving 'unadoptable' dogs a second chance and coaching families from across Europe who are vying for the opportunity to adopt these lucky pups.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
EntertainmentFour days of Easter fun in Nelson Mandela BayThe 2012 Splash Festival promises four days of fun in Nelson Mandela Bay over the Easter weekend, with a mix of local, national and international acts, as well as plenty of action in the water. There will be daily free entertainment on the beach-front from Friday, 6 April through to Monday, 9 April.
Media NewsGagasi FM announces on-air line-up from 1 AprilWith consistent performance over the past few years, Gagasi FM has decided to keep the current DJ line-up, as it is familiar to the station’s loyal audience, only implementing minor changes to the on-air team from 1 April.
Media NewsSABC1 presents a refreshed schedule from AprilSABC1 will introduce to its viewers a revamped and refreshed schedule in April, affecting mainly the entertainment offerings in the 18:00 to 18:30 timeslots. Entertainment shows which will be directly affected by the latest schedule revamp include Mzanzi Insider, Selimathunzi, Seskhona and Jam Alley Crew vs Crew , all of which will now occupy the 18:30 timeslot.
EntertainmentConor Maynard takes the music industry by stormConor Maynard’s début single ‘Can’t Say No’, number one on the UK Shazam pre-order chart, will be released on 16 April.
EntertainmentThe Eagles are set to perform live at Soccer City in AprilPresented by Jacaranda 94.2 and M-Net the concert will be hosted on Sunday, 8 April with gates opening at 17:00 and the concert is set to commence at 20:00. The Grammy Award-winning band is expected to play a two-hour set featuring hits such as ‘Hotel California’, ‘Desperado’, ‘Heartache Tonight’ and ‘Take It to The Limit’.
EntertainmentRichard E Grant signs on as MTN BUSHFIRE patronAcclaimed actor Richard E Grant, who was born and raised in Swaziland, has come on board as the patron of the annual MTN BUSHFIRE arts festival, which takes place in the picturesque Swazi kingdom from 25 to 27 May.
Media NewsM-Net's africanfilmlibrary.com delivers continental cinema onlineThe African Film Library , the world’s largest archive of award-winning African cinema, is now live. A project more than three years in the making, the African Film Library (AFL) allows users to rent and view hundreds of films from the continent’s best filmmakers via a secure website, worldwide, for just US$5.
Editorial DeskWho really suffers when it comes to bad reporting?There is a little known fact that people sometimes forget: journalists are human, and make mistakes. That said, in some cases, bad and inaccurate reporting is just that – bad reporting – and blame is often divided between journalist and publishing platform. But which party suffers more? Samantha Cook looks at where the chips fall when it comes to assigning responsibility for poor journalism.
EntertainmentAhmed Kathrada to attend South-South openingAhmed Kathrada will attend the opening night of South-South at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on 28 March.
Media NewsFairlady calls for 2012 Best of Beauty entrants Fairlady's Best of Beauty Awards are taking on even more glow and shine, with four new awards débuting in the 2012 competition. Joining the winners circle this year will be the 'Best Beauty Blogger', 'Best Newcomer Product', 'Best Iconic Product' and 'Best Nail Product' categories.
Media NewsHelp protect the valuable SMSDespite SMS’ longevity and the ability to adapt it for a range of personal and business communication needs, SMS is not immune to misuse that may result in devaluing it as a communications channel. This is why it is vital that businesses and consumers fight to maintain the integrity of SMS messaging, this according to Dr Pieter Streicher, managing director of BulkSMS.com .
Media NewsSmartphones to supercharge self-service in SAThe rise of the HTML5 Web standard, paired with the growing penetration of smartphones into South Africa, will help to bring rich self-service applications to a mass market via their cellphones. This will give South African consumers the flexibility and convenience to interact with companies wherever they are using highly interactive mobile services, says Consology co-founder Kevin Meltzer.
Media NewsTake a walk on the dark side with LutherWhat if you were on the Devil’s side without knowing it? The first season of Luther will hit SABC3 screens on Thursday, 5 April at 20:00 (series continues on Thursdays).
Media NewsNTU and WAN-IFRA to establish training centre for 21st century newsroomsNanyang Technological University (NTU) and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) have unveiled plans for a new centre dedicated to creative innovation, training and research for newsrooms of the future.
EntertainmentBeatbower George Avakian to compete in the World Beatboxing ChampionshipsLocal beatboxing talent, George ‘The Beatboxer’ Avakian is possibly South Africa’s most celebrated beatboxer to date and fast becoming one of the country’s foremost entertainers.
Media NewsNational Geographic partners with Nutopia to produce The 80's: The Decade That Made UsThe birth of MTV, dawn of the personal computer, Nike, hip-hop, celebrity politics and Reaganomics. It’s hard to believe three decades have passed since the 1980s, a decade that forever changed and shaped the world. Now, National Geographic Channel has announced the start of production on The 80’s: The Decade That Made Us (working title) a mini-series event that will celebrate it.
EntertainmentKyle Shepherd launches third CDHighly acclaimed South African Jazz pianist and composer Kyle Shepherd is launching his third CD, South African History !X . The launch concert is on Thursday, 5 April at 20:20, at The Baxter Concert Hall, Rondebosch, Cape Town.
EntertainmentArtscape presents a Abrahamse and Meyer Production of A Midsummer Night’s DreamNo other Shakespearean comedy offers such a feast of magic, humour and spectacle as A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This magnificent new production presented in the Artscape Theatre will be directed by award-winning Shakespeare aficionado, Fred Abrahamse and will feature a cast of South Africa’s finest classical actors.
EntertainmentPenguin announces new Lily Herne novel, Death of a SaintSecrets - everyone has them. But what if your secret is something so unthinkable that you can’t even admit it to yourself? Lily Herne returns with the next instalment in the Mall Rats series, Death of a Saint , which will be on shelves in April.
EntertainmentSony to release new Titanic soundtracks to coincide with 3D film releaseSony Classical has announced the soundtrack releases of Titanic: Anniversary Edition and Titanic: Collector’s Anniversary Edition , which will coincide with the newly re-mastered re-release of Titanic (in 3D) in theatres on 4 April. The theatrical re-release marks the 100 th anniversary of the Titanic setting sail (10 April).
Media NewsTeenZone celebrates issue 101 with @titude“Twelve years on, we are very proud to be publishing issue 101 of TeenZone . We’ve had too many highlights to review, but one we are particularly proud of was the South African youth voting TeenZone into the Top 10 coolest brands on the female magazine category of the 2011 Sunday Times Generation Next Awards survey,” says editor Dominique Drake.
Media NewsNew South African Artist Magazine launchedThe South African Artist Magazine aims to fill a gap in the market, encouraging, instructing and inspiring all artists, from beginners to full-time professionals. The magazine deals specifically with the visual arts, and content includes profiles on South African artists, both established and emerging.
EntertainmentFilm production companies introduce the first archive of Mangaliso SobukweBorn Free Media and 1TakeMedia in association with the Robert Sobukwe Family Trust have introduced the first ever – in the South African history – recorded audio visual archive of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. Sobukwe was once feared by the apartheid government and declared the state’s public enemy number one.

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