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Johannesburg- 25 February 2016- The South Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) biggest commercial radio station Metro FM, today revealed after much speculation that one of South Africa’s most seasoned presenter Ms Bonang Matheba and the captivating MC, Mr Moeti Tsiki popularly known as Mo Flava have been selected to host the prestigious 15th Metro FM Music Awards (MMA15) ceremony, taking place on Saturday the 27th of February 2016 at the ICC Centre in Durban.

The duo are expected to create magic and deliver an unforgettable experience not only for the guests attending the ceremony, but also for the millions of viewers who will tune into the live broadcast on SABC 1 at 20h00.

“Hosting the MMA’s has historically been a tall task, yet each year we see our presenters rising up to the occasion and setting the bar higher and higher. This year we are especially excited for the young and dynamic duo selected and we trust that they will take our listeners on a memorable journey.” Says Ms Sibongile Mtyali, Station Manager at Metro FM Continue reading

A host of the stars from 2015 will be let loose in Vodacom Super Rugby this weekend, chief amongst them Springbok lock Lood de Jager, who was on Thursday evening named the SA Rugby Player of the Year for last season, acknowledging his stellar performances in the green and gold during a tough international season.

Other winners who will feature this weekend include the Vodacom Bulls duo of Jesse Kriel and Warrick Gelant, as well as Jaco Kriel of the Emirates Lions.

The 23-year-old De Jager is the youngest winner of the most prestigious award in South African rugby since Bryan Habana walked away with the spoils in 2005, aged 22. The Toyota Cheetahs lock edged out fellow nominees for the top award, Damian de Allende, Eben Etzebeth, Schalk Burger and Jaco Kriel. Continue reading

New series to premiere on HISTORY® (DStv 186) and Lifetime (DStv 131)

All-star cast includes Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin and Laurence Fishburne

A+E Networks® is bringing a new adaptation of the iconic TV series Roots to a whole new generation of viewers in Africa. Developed by HISTORY®, the eight-hour event miniseries boasts a stellar cast of award-winning actors and will premier on HISTORY® from 12 June 2016,

A+E Networks will also simulcast Roots on Lifetime®, to share this significant TV event with a wider audience across Africa. Continue reading

A museum centred on access for all

Cape Town, 24 February 2016 — This past Saturday, the 2016 Zeitz MOCAA Gala presented by Standard Bank Wealth and Investment, attracted a prestigious line-up of VIP and celebrity guests onto its red carpet.

Now in its second year, the gala is fundamental in raising funds to ensure Access for All, and programming for exhibitions and programming at the museum including at the museum’s Costume Institute. It was a night that honoured patrons for their generous support and contribution to the creation of what will be Africa’s most significant museum in over one hundred years.

The 2016 Zeitz MOCAA Gala was presented by Standard Bank Wealth and Investment with major supporters being Gucci, Elle, and Perrier-Jouët. Continue reading

· Mauls:

When a team forms a maul and the ball is taken from the ball-carrier, the new ball-carrier is not allowed to slip to the back, carrying the ball. That is obstruction. To get the ball to the back, the ball will have to be handed back.

· Penalty taken when time is up:

When time has elapsed in either the first half or second half of a match, but a team is penalised, the non-offending team will be allowed to kick the ball into touch and have the lineout. This makes the kick to touch and subsequent line-out part of the penalty. The same applies if non-infringing team opts for a scrum instead of penalty.

· Scrums:

When a scrum wheels through 90 degrees, the referee stops the scrum. If he is unsure of the cause of the wheel, he awards a new scrum with the same team to throw the ball in. (Previously the throw-in at the second scrum following the wheeled scrum always went to the team not in possession when the referee stopped the scrumming).

The scrumhalf of the team not winning a scrum is not allowed to step into the gap between the flank and the lock or No.8, the ball remains his offside line. That scrumhalf is also not allowed to touch players in the opposing scrum. (The law at present says he is not allowed to ‘grasp’. Now it is ‘touch’).

· Rucks: Continue reading

Limitless freedom will be on display with the best local and international extreme athletes showcased at Africa’s premiere action sports festival,Ultimate X 2016 presented by Dark Custom™. The popular action-packed experience, which will take place at Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town onSaturday, 27 February, is the only multi-disciplined action sports indoor fest globally, with Harley-Davidson® as title sponsor for the first time.

In another first for South Africa, bikes of the “Battle of the Kings” contest will be displayed at Ultimate X 2016 presented by Dark Custom™.

Harley-Davidson® dealers from South Africa (11 authorised dealerships across the country) compete for this title of top custom bike builder (with “Battle of the Kings”) in a winner-takes-all contest based on customising one of the latest Harley models, the all-new Sportster® Iron 883™. Provided with a blank canvas, these dealerships are finalising their sketches, receiving parts and accessorising the bikes throughout February to express the Harley® brand of self-expression, performance and freedom. Continue reading

Rare Diseases South Africa, a registered NPO and public benefit organisation, works to support individuals and families who are dealing with the everyday challenges brought upon by rare diseases. It is committed to raising funds for medical care while also raising awareness amongst the public and relevant bodies in order to affect policy changes that could affect the quality of life of patients.

The organisation was founded by Kelly du Plessis, CEO of Rare Diseases South Africa, whose son, Juan, was diagnosed with Pompe as a baby. Pompe is a rare disease that had only been diagnosed once before in SA. Continue reading

White Star Super Maize Meal recently treated some special celebrity friends to a four-night cruise to Mozambique and Portuguese Island. Thato Molamu, Motlatsi Mafatshe, Nolly Meje, Kiki Marli, and Mablerh, with his partner, Absalom Makhubu, enjoying a fun-filled, action-packed, getaway – all courtesy of White Star. The celebs were on top form, getting in on the action and getting the party started. Here’s a snapshot at what they got up to:

Day 1: Mon 15 Feb

The celebs boarded a plane from Johannesburg to Durban and made their way to the Durban harbor where the beautiful MSC Sinfonia ship awaited their arrival. Along the way, fans who were on the same cruise were amazed to see that the celebs will be joining them. Once safety training was done, the engines started and everyone was on their way. Continue reading

KAP Industrial Holdings Limited, a JSE listed company, is proud to announce a B-BBEE partnership with sani2c mountain bike event, and hereby introduces the KAP sani2c.

sani2c was started 12 years ago in order to raise funds for a school in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands, and is now rated as the largest staged mountain bike event in the world. The race is a premier event on the South African sporting calendar drawing 4 500 competitors annually from around the world and covers a route of 260km from the foothills of the Drakensberg to the sea.

KAP has had a longstanding involvement with sani2c through its PG Bison timber operations in the KwaZulu-Natal region. As sani2c has grown into a world class event, so too has KAP grown into a leading South African industrial company, thereby enabling it to increase its involvement in this event. Continue reading

Lip Sync Battle on January 15, 2015 with Julianna Hough and Derek Hough.

Lip Sync Battle on January 15, 2015 with Julianna Hough and Derek Hough.

Programme:           Lip Sync Battle USA
Channel:                 MTV (DStv channel 130)
Date:                       Monday 29 February
Episode:                4
Contestants:         Josh Gad vs Kaley Cuoco
Time:                       21:35

There’s never a dull moment on Lip Sync Battle US, especially when ‘The Wedding Ringer’ co-stars Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco go head-to-head.  Expect a knockout battle when Josh takes on Donald Trump and Kaley gives her take on Britney Spears before channelling her inner rapper with a down and dirty version of “Move B****” by Ludacris. Continue reading

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