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Because great coffee and great music go together in perfect harmony, Nescafé has been announced as the sponsor of the hotly contested Album of the Year category at the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards.

Johannesburg 25 May, Nescafé, has signed up as a champion of quality home-brewed sounds ahead of #SAMA22, which takes place at the Durban International Convention Centre on Saturday, 4 June 2016.

Celebrating piping-hot local music by a selection of dazzling newcomers as well as seasoned industry veterans, the Nescafé Album of the Year nominees are: Francois van Coke (Francois van Coke), Emtee (Avery), Nathi (Buyelekhaya), Tresor (VII) and Black Coffee (Pieces of Me).
The Album of the Year is regarded as one of the “top five” categories, and this year the contest is set to be as closely fought as ever during the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards. Continue reading

Cell C has stepped in to help with the reconstructive surgery and recovery of a special South African white rhino who captured the attention of the world.
Hope made global headlines last year when she survived a savage panga attack by poachers who butchered her and left her for dead after brutally hacking off her horn. But this incredible animal with an iron will refused to die.

Suzette van der Merwe, Managing Executive, Cell C Foundation, said: “We were so touched by this story of bravery that Cell C donated R150 000 to Saving the Survivors (STS) to help Hope with all her needs at the recovery facility include reconstructive surgery from the top rhino veterinarian in the world.” Continue reading

There was much excitement when Waverly Girls High School principal, Hamilton Seopa and Grade 11 and 12 learners Lesogo Phatshwana, Lebogang Mateya, Kesleigh Usher and Nikisha Latchram met with Cell C CEO, Jose Dos Santos.

He hosted them ahead Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® which takes place around the country tomorrow(Thursday 26 May).

Dos Santos joins hundreds of corporate and business leaders who will host 50 000 young women.  A record 650 companies, government departments and civil institutions have registered to participate in this year’s campaign.

In discussion with Dos Santos, the girls wanted to know how best to make a success of their own lives as well as the best way to go about choosing a career. The CEO shared his personal views and experiences, telling the girls that success can be achieved, provided that one is focused, passionate and committed to hard work. Continue reading

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee said on Tuesday he was very satisfied with the feedback he received from local franchise coaches and players during his two-week road trip to the six South African Super Rugby teams.

The series of visits was the first opportunity for the new Springbok coach to meet the players and coaching staff of the Vodacom Bulls, Cell C Sharks, DHL Stormers, Toyota Cheetahs, Emirates Lions and Southern Kings since his appointment to the national coaching job in April.

Coetzee was accompanied by assistant coaches Johann van Graan, Matt Proudfoot and Mzwandile Stick, as well as Warren Adams (strength and conditioning coach), Vivian Verwant, Tanu Pillay (physiotherapists) and Ian Schwartz (team manager). Continue reading

South African’s receive an all-access pass to the best of Nike with the launch of and NikeiD will go live in South Africa on May 25.  A 24-hours-a-day store, is accessible through mobile, computer and device, giving athletes an all access pass to the best of Nike, including apparel, footwear and Nike+ services, to help them become better athletes*.

From gearing up for race day and looking to conquer a PR this year, Nike’s latest running innovations include the new Lunar Epic Flyknit.

Starting a new training regimen? The latest training tights, tees and tanks will help you reach your goals.

Looking for the perfect street to gym look? Check out the latest from Nike Sportswear.

From the football pitch to small-sided games, Nike has you covered.  Continue reading

South Africa’s comedy royalty have sharpened their witty swords and are about to descend on The Boardwalk. Get ready for the Kings and Queens of Comedy this Saturday (28 May 2016) featuring Stuart Taylor, Chester Missing and Conrad Koch, Angel Campey, Tumi Morake, Loyiso Gola, Carvin Goldstone, Jason Goliath, Tracey Lee Oliver, Schalk Bezuidenhout and Simmi Aref at The Boardwalk International Convention Centre (ICC).

“With this royal flush of South African comedy giants, this is guaranteed to be a show of hysterical proportions. If a good laugh is what you’re looking for, then make sure your weekend peaks at a hilarious high with the Kings and Queens of Comedy,” says The Boardwalk Marketing Manager, Nqobile Majozi. Continue reading

Johannesburg, 24 May 2016: After Uti wiped the floor with Tumisho Masha in last week’s episode of Lip Sync Battle Africa, MTV (DStv channel 130) reveals that Diamond Platnumz and Theo Kgosinkwe are the next stars to face off in the hilarious reality contest.
This week’s upcoming battle between BET Award nominee Diamond Platnumz andMafikizolo frontman Theo Kgosinkwe premieres on MTV, (DStv channel 130) at 20:50CAT on 26 May 2016.

Upcoming battles will include Samkelo vs Ini Edo (2 June), Mdu vs Mapaseka (9 June),Mpho vs Basketmouth (16 June) and Nomzamo vs Tiwa Savage (23 June).

Despite channelling Luther Vandross (“Never Too Much”) and Busiswa (“Ngoku”) and busting some serious dance moves in a dress and blonde wig, Masha could make no headway against his opponent, who won the audiences’ hearts thanks to his energetic rendition of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and Kcee’s “Pull Over”. Continue reading

Cape Town, 24 May 2016- Taking further strides as one of Africa’s biggest and most prestigious road races, organisers of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon have urged runners to consider the environment when running this year.

The event includes a 42km City Marathon, 10km PEACE Run, two trail runs and a fun run. The Marathon was declared climate neutral in 2014 and maintained this status in 2015.

Says Yegs Ramiah, Chief Executive of Sanlam Brand: “A festival of this size, catering for thousands of participants and spectators, can have a significant long term impact on our natural surroundings. As one of the first South African sporting events to achieve climate neutral status we have managed to offset 2115t CO2 over the past two years. This year in an effort to encourage athletes to run green we have made it possible for them to offset their own carbon footprint.”

As part of the race’s #RunGreen campaign, we are encouraging participants to challenge themselves to take the pledge to Run Green. Continue reading

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

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