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 There’s a celebration of British Royalty on ITV Choice (DStv channel 123) next month with a season of exclusive programming in honour of the forthcoming Royal wedding on May 19 and a new Royal baby due any day now.

The Royal campaign starts on Friday, May 4, at 20h00 and includes a number of special documentaries and tributes to Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle; a look at the wedding of The Queen and Prince Philip and the marriages of the Windsor wives including Diana, Fergie, Camilla and Kate.

The full, not-to-be-missed Royal line-up is as follows:

A Very Royal Wedding – Friday, May 4 at 20h00
A Very Royal Wedding celebrates the 70th anniversary of The Queen and Prince Philip’s marriage in November 1947. Presenter Alexander Armstrong discovers how a battered post-war Britain pulled off the wedding of the century against the odds. This feature-length documentary includes contributions from Joan Collins and Sheila Hancock, sharing their memories of the wedding, as well as revealing insights from those who were part of the big day, such as page boy Prince Michael of Kent. This was “the people’s wedding” and Armstrong meets the ordinary people, who made this such a special occasion, including one of the seamstresses responsible for the spectacular wedding dress and three of the choir boys who performed at Westminster Abbey. Armstrong also recreates The Queen’s exquisite three carat diamond engagement ring, her beautiful wedding bouquet and her show-stopping wedding cake.
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In celebration of 20 years of Mercurial, NIKEiD is bringing back the iconic designs from football’s epic quadrennial tournament…but with a twist: The graphics of the past are combined with contemporary 360 innovation.

All of the styles are available in both the Vapor and Superfly silhouette.

In addition, the bold Mercurial aesthetic transfers to the all-new Air Max 270. While this isn’t the first time that the Mercurial has influenced more than football boots, it is the first time the latest Air Max silhouette has taken on-pitch colorways off-pitch through NIKEiD.

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FC Barcelona goalkeeper and German national team player Marc ter Stegen joins the movement to help raise awareness to fight marine plastic pollution
High performance with a higher purpose, every pair of UltraBOOST Parley and UltraBOOST X Parley intercepts approximately 11 plastic bottles before they have the chance to enter the ocean
Featuring an 85% Parley Ocean PlasticTM Primeknit upper, the silhouettes spin the problem of marine plastic pollution into a solution
Inspired by the colors of the urban harbor, the male and female drop is available on April 16 instore and online

South Africa, 12 April 2018 – As part of its long-standing collaboration with environmental initiative, Parley for the Oceans, adidas Running and FC Barcelona goalkeeper Marc ter Stegen have revealed a limited release UltraBOOST Parley silhouette to continue raising awareness for the threat of marine plastic pollution. Continue reading

The musical spectacle Classics returns to Pretoria in June and this year audiences can look forward to a tour de force of hits through the ages – from Bon Jovi to Andrew Lloyd Webber, from Cyndi Lauper to Evanescence. Last year’s concert set the stage for an unmatched musical extravaganza and this year’s production promises to leave the audience breathless.

The timeless pop music of ABBA, the songwriting genius of Elton John and the raw rock and roll
power of Queen are but a few of the highlights that will be performed by some of South Africa’s
greatest vocal talents, alongside the opulence of a full symphony orchestra.

“Classics 2018 will give a new meaning to the word extravaganza. This year we honour some of the greatest music icons in history and showcase a performance from the legendary The Lion King as well as The Greatest Showman – the film currently on everyone’s lips,” says Barry Pretorius, creative director of Classics.

The angelic voice of international child prodigy Amira and the enchanting Touch of Class will once again share the stage with vocal virtuosos Corlea and Jannie Moolman for captivating moments that will steal your breath away.

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e.tv is proud to announce that the channel will broadcast the highly-coveted documentary Winnie, this Sunday, 15 April at 4PM. The Sundance Award-winning film brings fresh perspective and insight into the life of anti-apartheid activist and human rights advocate Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. The film was directed by Pascale Lamche.

Winnie explores Madikizela-Mandela’s contribution to the struggle against apartheid from inside the country. The work includes interviews with Madikizela-Mandela herself, those who were closest to her, and those who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to shake up the order of things.

Marlon Davids, e.tv’s head of channels, is excited that all South Africans will have the chance to see the award-winning documentary. “We look forward to the broadcast of Winnie on e.tv and eExtra on OpenView, it will enable South Africans to see this excellent film in their numbers,” says Davids.

Lamche’s account of the political life of Madikizela-Mandela includes fascinating archival footage, extensive interviews with Madikizela-Mandela, her daughter Zindzi, and those who sought her downfall. Though firmly on the side of Winnie, this film, nonetheless, offers a unique perspective on recent South African history. In the process, it restores Madikizela-Mandela as a key figure in the struggle for liberation in South Africa.

Winnie will broadcast on Sunday 15 April on e.tv at 4PM and eExtra on OpenView (Channel 105) and DStv (Channel 195) at 9PM.

eMedia is proud to bring Pascale Lamche’s Winnie, the documentary on South Africa’s Mother of the Nation. This illuminating work brings fresh perspective and insight into the life of anti-apartheid activist and human rights advocate Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. The documentary won a Sundance Award in 2017.

Winnie explores Mandikizela-Mandela’s contribution to the struggle against apartheid from the inside country. The work includes interviews with Madikizela-Mandela herself, those who were closest to her, and those who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to shake up the order of things.

“With acquisition of the rights to Winnie, the eMedia Group is proud to contribute to the collective understanding of our history, as we continue to do every day in our various media properties. We are particularly excited to be able to offer this award winning production to our OpenView viewers as part of our commitment to bringing high quality content to our free to air satellite platform. We have also made a library of our key Winnie Mandela interviews and stories available on our YouTube channel so that our viewers are able to watch these enlightning interviews at their convenience” says Andre van der Veen, eMedia Holdings Chief Executive Officer. Continue reading

ATTENTION all filmmakers! There is now only ONE WEEK left until you have to submit your entries for the 2018 SundanceTV Short Film competition. The last day for submissions is Sunday, April 15 and must be made at www.sundancetv.co.za/shorts. Films should not be longer than 15 minutes, must be delivered with English subtitles (if English is not the language spoken in the film) and the producer or director of the film must be a South African resident.

Entries will be judged on a number of criteria, including creativity, entertainment value, original storytelling and production values.

The winning film will be announced in May and will go on to premiere at an event during the Sundance Film Festival in London, which takes place May 31 to June 3. It will also be broadcast on SundanceTV (DStv channel 108) later in the year.

The jury is presided by Mike Plante of Sundance Institute and includes Harold Gronenthal (SundanceTV Global), Aletta Alberts (MultiChoice) and Helen Kuun (Indigenous Film).

SundanceTV’s official rules and technical requirements can be found at www.sundancetv.co.za/shorts.

Good luck to all entrants!

Tomorrow10 April 2018, the Western Cape Standing Committee on Local Government, will hold its first public hearing into the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill, 2015, in Beaufort West

Among others, the purpose of the Bill is to make provision for the recognition of the Khoi-San, to effect consequential amendments to other laws, while also consolidating and repealing the National House of Traditional Leaders Act 2009 and the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act 2003.

It is vital that we recognise the first inhabitants of not only the Western Cape as its known today, but also the country. I call on the Khoi-San communities, which includes the Cape-Khoi, Griqua, Nama, Korana and San-people, and relevant stakeholders and entities, to not only avail themselves for the public hearing, but to also actively make written and oral submissions.

There will be opportunities for interviews and photographs. 

Date:  Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Time:  18:00 – 20:00
Venue: Loch Road, Ontspanningsaal, Beaufort West

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Johannesburg, 5 April 2018: Comedy Central in partnership with Showmaxtoday can officially announce the first two roasters joining ‘The Roasting Squad’ for the upcoming Comedy Central Roast of Somizi, coming to Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) on Monday, 7 May 2018 at 21:00 CAT and available as an extended uncensored version to Showmax subscribers from Tuesday, 8 May 2018.The first to step up to the flames is multiple winning funny man Schalk Bezuidenhout.  Sure to set the stage on fire with his signature ‘stache’ and flammable ‘fro’, his spark has seen him win two Comics Choice awards in the past four years and earlier this month receive a South African Film and Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Comedy.  Now he is prepared to bring the house down in flaming glory as a member of the ‘The Roast Squad’.

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New videos from A Tribe Called Quest, Beck, Kylie Minogue and more on Apple Music

Apple Music subscribers can expect to see a lot more of their favorite artists, literally. Apple Music is now home to the best music video-watching experience available anywhere. Fans can enjoy new and exclusive music videos, curated music video playlists, never before seen performances and more — all completely ad free.

In addition to being home to one of the most extensive music video catalogs available, Apple Music will also regularly debut new, exclusive music videos from superstars and rising stars alike. Videos premiering exclusively on Apple Music include A Tribe Called Quest’s “The Space Program,” Beck’s “Colors,” Kylie Minogue’s “Stop Me From Falling,” Sabrina Carpenter and Jonas Blue’s “Alien,” and a live performance music video of “Evergreen” from emerging artist YEBBA.

Not sure where to start? Apple Music will continue its tradition of delivering expertly-curated experiences with all-new, exclusive music video playlists showcasing decades of hits from popular genres and celebrated artists. Video playlists available now include Today’s Video Hits, The A-List: Pop Videos, Classic Dance Moves and many more. Subscribers can also build their own music video playlists, add their favorites to their library and download for offline viewing anytime.

The new music video experience is available on iOS and Android, and on Apple TV. Visit http://applemusic.com/musicvideos for more information.

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