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Five acts are in the race with four nods apiece, with a cross-section of genres sharing the spotlight

Dreamy Afro-soul newcomer Nathi, house music supremo Black Coffee, rising rappers Riky Rick and Emtee, and sultry songbird Zonke Dikana share the nominations spoils at the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards, grabbing an impressive four nods each.

The contenders for this year’s awards were announced amid great excitement and anticipation in Soweto on Thursday, 21 April 2016. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), the official passenger rail transport sponsor, ferried the VIP guests and media on the Metrorail Business Express to the Soweto Theatre, a landmark venue, located in Jabulani in the heart of Soweto, for the nominations “reveal”. Guests were escorted into the venue and then entertained by young performers from the Morris Isaacson High School, which is the very school that played a major role in the Soweto Uprising in 1976, forty years ago. Continue reading

iFix Repair Specialists of Apple, Huawei and Samsung products, has opened three new stores in La Lucia, Potchefstroom and Fourways, to meet the ever growing consumer demand for repair and technical support through quality service and expertise.

Nationally, iFix stores are run by entrepreneurs with a passion for the booming digital culture in South Africa. The stores are set with state-of-the-art equipment, the latest stock and highly trained technicians with a vested interest in fixing problems with precision, skill and care.

“What sets us apart from other repair stores is our unrivalled offering of quality repairs on Apple, Huawei and Samsung products as well as our technical support by knowledgeable staff and technicians,” says Alex Fourie, CEO of iFix. “We are thrilled to be expanding the iFix footprint with the launch of our Johannesburg, Durban and Potchefstroom stores.” Continue reading

There are five changes to the DHL Western Province starting line-up for their clash with the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday.

In the backline there is a new halfback pairing of Godlen Masimla and Scott van Breda, whilst out wide Khanyo Ngcukana starts on the wing with JP Lewis named on the replacements bench.

In the forward pack hooker Chad Solomon and No.8 Tertius Daniller make their first starts of the season after featuring off the bench in the opening game of the campaign against the Blue Bulls at DHL Newlands. Continue reading

As the original whistleblower, I am not surprised at the findings of the Seriti Commission.

With due respect to Judge Willie Seriti, this outcome was decided long before the Commission started and Judge Seriti only had to design a process to get a predetermined outcome – to give President Jacob Zuma what he wanted.

This is an utter and total waste of time and taxpayer’s money.

Once again, these findings were designed to protect one man – President Jacob Zuma. Continue reading

Oyster enthusiasts, fitness fanatics and lovers of the good life, are you ready for this fun-filled lifestyle festival?

The 33rd annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival takes place from 1 to 10 July 2016 and with more than 100 activities spread over ten days there will be no shortage of fun. As part of the festival, the Momentum Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour and the Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon will be taking place and entries are officially open! These highly acclaimed races offer sport lovers some of South Africa’s most spectacular natural scenery.

This year we also bring you the all new Momentum Health OatWell DualX, powered by PeptoPro which will form part of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival as well as the BIG5 SPORT CHALLENGE. The DualX events will challenge athletes across all levels of fitness, skill experience and ages through a number of events taking place throughout the Festival. Continue reading

Bleisure travel is an awful contraction, but if industry experts are to be believed, a growing trend as business travellers add a little personal downtime at the start or end of work-related trips.

The reasons vary, from getting to know the culture in the cities or foreign countries where they do business, to coping with the stress of a connected, always-on world or simply as a reward for being away from home.

“I find that I’m able to concentrate and add more value if I’ve arrived a day before a big meeting or conference and given myself a little time to relax and acclimatise,” says Edward Frost, British Airways’ commercial manager for South and East Africa, who travels internationally at least once a month. Continue reading

Keeping your car in tip-top running condition may seem a difficult task for many owners, but with some basic and regular maintenance, you can be assured of hassle-free motoring, advises Auto Care Diagnostics (ACD), a division of Aftermarket Solutions

Johannesburg, 19 April 2016 – For many motorists, filling up with petrol or diesel, and having the fuel attendant check the oil level at that stage, is as far as they go in terms of regular vehicle maintenance. What happens under the bonnet is often of little concern, and may be very intimidating.

However, with some basic, regular maintenance checks that can be easily performed by any driver, you can help ensure that your vehicle runs properly, and diagnose problems early on before they leave you stranded as a result of a breakdown, or lead to hefty repair bills – particularly in these cash-strapped times. Continue reading

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Vehicles affected include the eK wagon and eK Space

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Wednesday says it found evidence its employees intentionally falsified fuel mileage test data for several models of vehicles.

The Tokyo-based automaker said Wednesday that the inaccurate tests involved 157,000 of its own-brand eK wagon and eK Space light passenger cars, and 468,000 Dayz Roox vehicles produced for Nissan Motor Co.

The problem was found after Nissan pointed out inconsistencies in data, the company said. Mitsubishi conducted an internal probe and found that tire pressure data was falsified to make mileage appear better than it actually was.

“The wrongdoing was intentional. It is clear the falsification was done to make the mileage look better. But why they would resort to fraud to do this is still unclear,” company president Tetsuro Aikawa told reporters.

He and other company executives bowed in apology.

Aikawa said that although he was unaware the irregularities were happening, “I feel responsible.”

The company said it would investigate whether data were altered for vehicles sold overseas.


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5FM’s live music sessions 5Live comes to Joburg for the first time since its inception last year. The feature is hosted by Rob Forbes and Fix Moeti on the last Friday of every month and usually held in Cape Town. This month the station has invited indie rock band Desmond and the Tutus on Friday, 22 April, a week earlier to accommodate the station’s takeover weekend in Polokwane for Small Town Live Loud.

The special edition of 5Live will be broadcast from the V1 Studios at the SABC in partnership with The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) and The Academy of Television & Screen Arts (ATV) between 15:00 and 16:00. The ASE & ATV will provide technical assistance in a studio they use as part of training for their students. Continue reading


Johannesburg, 20 April 2016: Nigerian actor Ifeanyi Dike leaves BET’sTop Actor Africa” empty-handed but with his head held high after making it through to the Top 5.

This week, Ifeayni and his fellow contestants were taken to the Eastern Cape where their challenge involved participating in a “Wild Coast Sun-Commercial”. The remaining 5 were also given an opportunity to also enjoy the beauty of South Africa’s Wild Coast, before being reminded that being a contestant in Top Actor it is not all fun and games.

In the episode, Alex Khayo conquered his fear of swimming, but many of the contenders faced difficulties with the voiceover section of the challenge, before guest judges Bruce Macdonald and Mahlubandile Thole decided to send Ifeanyi home to Nigeria. Continue reading

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