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Eight extraordinary women, each of them a leader in their field, have opened their hearts and their doors to schoolgirls as part of Cell C’s Take a Girl Child To Work Day® campaign.

The hands-on participation of these successful women will help provide work place experiences which show girls that any career is possible. The women join hundreds of participating corporate partners in hosting thousands of young women on May 26 this year.

Now in its 14th year of existence, the campaign is supported by high-profile women whose aim is to empower girls to become strong, independent, entrepreneurial adults.

The development of the Girl Child is part of the 12 thematic areas identified by the United Nations World Conference on Women that took place in Beijing in 1995. The Beijing Platform for Action notes that girls are “often treated as inferior and are socialised to put themselves last, thus undermining their self-esteem”. Continue reading

Are you keen to see your favourite artist perform live and want to be part of making that a reality?

Are you passionate about music, or desperate for your favourite band to perform here? Thanks to a new online crowd sourcing platform you don’t have to wait for it to happen. Concert crowdfunding company Inbound Sound gives music enthusiasts the opportunity to request and see any of your favourite artists, band or entertainer live in concert.

Co-founders Richard Theunissen and Stuart Walsh saw a gap to give South African’s a voice about which acts they want to see perform based on demand. With the recent launch of the company’s official website, fans of any music genre are now able to nominate one or multiple artists of their local or international musician to perform in the city of their choice. Continue reading

5FM welcomes new talent to it’s on air line-up this month. Listeners have already settled into the small line-up shifts announced last month. Now the station who lives loud injects new blood to their on-air offering. This is in keeping with 5FM’s higher purpose of bringing youthful South Africans together through the power of music.

Some new 5FM family members have started on the station and includes newsreader Sibs Matiyela, Das Kapital and Lindo Mbuso. You can find newsreader Sibs on Hamman Time with Nick Hamman (Mon-Fri, 08:00 – 10:00) and The Thando Thabooty Show with Thando Thabethe and Justine Toerien (Mon-Fri, 10:00 – 13:00). On joining the station, Sibs says, “To wake up every morning and be able to do what I love is enough of a blessing. But to have an opportunity to do such a thing on 5FM is mind blowing.”
Das Kapital, who was a regular feature on The 5th Element, has his own show, In Das we Trust, on Sundays, 22:00 – 01:00. Das, real name Kyle Brinkmann, says he has been listening to the station since he was a kid. “I’ve been listening to 5FM ever since I could remember. Having my own show on the station now is surreal. The support is already streaming in, and I’m certain we’re about to have a lot of fun together on In Das We Trust.”

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STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER: TRANSPORT FOR CAPE TOWN, COUNCILLOR BRETT HERRON

Each year Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority, undertakes major maintenance projects to mitigate and limit potential flooding associated with the winter rainfall season. Read more below:

By the end of May 2016, the planning department of Transport for Cape Town (TCT) would have spent more than 90% of our budget intended for the maintenance and cleaning of stormwater infrastructure, channels, canals and rivers.

Apart from the proactive maintenance and planned cleaning undertaken by TCT’s eight district offices, the personnel from TCT’s 20 local road depots across the eight areas also do reactive maintenance as and when residents report blockages to the City through the C3 fault reporting notification system. Continue reading

This from mtv.co.za:

If you were looking for a reason to attend this year’s Durban July, then you should look no further than the massive announcement that was made by Mabala Noise Entertainment and Back to the Old Skool.

The two concert promoters revealed that American R&B sensation, Chris Brown, will be performing in Durban for one night only on the second of July (right in the heart of Durban July Weekend). The singer’s concert will be held at the Kings Park Stadium in Durban and with tickets starting at R450 you can be sure he’ll be playing to a sold out crowd.

Chris Brown has a very affectionate relationship with the city of Durban. Who can forget how he lit up the Moses Mabhida Stadium with Wizkid last year? If this is what we can expect to see from him in 6 weeks’ time, we might actually consider buying our own tickets.

The Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China: The Exhibition 15 June to 20 August 2016

Come aboard this extraordinary voyage as it takes you through the Ancient China of 2,200 years ago and discover the mystery and secrets it holds. Taking place at Silverstar, The Globe, the incredible staging of the exhibition, recreates the Terracotta Army, the necropolis and life of the First Emperor like they’ve never been seen before. The more than 300 life-size reproductions of statues, chariots, weapons and objects from the daily life of the First Emperor of China, as discovered in the more than 100 pits of the necropolis, completes this exhibition giving it a life of its own. Continue reading

Mondays on e.tv at 21:30PM

The riveting season 3 of Umlilo is in full swing and is searching for a younger Cebisile and Mnqobi look alike to join the dynamic cast.

e.tv and Quizzical Pictures are giving two South African viewers an opportunity to be part of Umlilo. The two candidates must be Zulu speaking male and female, between the ages of 18 and 30 and bear strong resemblance to the characters Mnqobi and Cebisile Simelane. Entries are now open and will close at midnighton Saturday, 21 May. The successful candidates will be expected to portray the roles of the younger polygamist Mnqobi and his deceased wife, Cebisile in season 4. Continue reading

South African music is exploding on global stages thanks to trailblazers such as DJ sensation Black Coffee, who will be presented with the sought-after International Achievement Award at the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards.

#SAMA22 organisers RiSA have announced that Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, will be honoured for flying the South African music flag loudly and proudly across the world at this year’s awards ceremony taking place on Saturday, 4 June 2016, at the Durban ICC.

The Durban-born SA music icon in the making has had a dream year by anyone’s standards which has seen him take the world’s dance capital of Ibiza by storm as well as criss-crossing the globe on a 17 country tour that spanned four continents over five months. This tour included dates in North America.

The profile and popularity of the Afropolitan house whizz and ace producer continues to soar on global stages. This year, Black Coffee ramped up his touring schedule, delivering more headline-grabbing performances at some of the world’s leading festivals, including a monster set at Coachella in California in April.
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South African-singing powerhouse, Lelo Ramasimong, has been cast as a lead vocalist in Burn The Floor: Fire In The Ballroom – fresh from the international dance show’s run in Pretoria at The State Theatre over the past few weeks.

Lelo joins fellow vocalist, Mikee Introna, in the diverse global cast, as Burn The Floor: Fire In The Ballroom heads to The Baxter Theatre in Cape Town this week Thursday (19 May) until 5 June, for two weeks of electrifying performances as part of their 2016 Tour in South Africa.

Lelo, who made her début at The State Theatre in Pretoria last week alongside the Burn The Floor: Fire In The Ballroom cast, will feature throughout the Cape Town and Durban seasons of the dance production.

For Lelo, joining Burn The Floor: Fire in The Ballroom “is an honour” and she’s excited to be a part of this international production. Continue reading

Venue: The Crypt Jazz Restaurant, 1 Wale Street Cape Town.

Date: Friday 27 May 2016

Time: 20h30 ~ Tickets: R85

Bookings via info@thecryptjazz.co.za or 079 683 4658

Hot on the heels of their HIFA 2016 performance, CODA Africa will be taking it down a notch to revisit their more soulful and ambient repertoire for an intimate evening at The Crypt Jazz Restaurant. Fronted by powerful vocalist Zami Mdingi, CODA Africa combines electric strings (violin and cello) with saxophone and DJ. Their signature ensemble traverses different genres from Classically-inspired ballads to Electro-Swing, Dub Step, Reggae and Hip Hop. Countries the world over have enjoyed their dynamic and varied performances. Their latest album ‘Disclosure’ was nominated for 2 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) for ‘Most Promising Artiste in Africa 2014’, and ‘Best African-Electro Act 2014’ alongside Goldfish and Mi Casa.

Eclectic in all the right ways.” Sawubona Magazine. Continue reading

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