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An exciting new career sector – gaming – has been quietly growing in the country in the past few years, and has now taken off with gusto as heavyweight degree courses come onto the market to provide professionals for the industry.

While in the past gamers were mostly dismissively considered to be idling away their lives on the couch, or worse, these days what used to be a hobby has become a lucrative and multi-dimensional field of work, an expert says.

“Whether as a player, a developer, designer or writer, the gaming industry – also known as the interactive entertainment industry – provides an exciting, engaging and rewarding new opportunity for school-leavers,” says Nola Payne, Head of Faculty: Information and Communication Technology at The Independent Institute of Education, SA’s largest and most accredited private higher education institution. Continue reading

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BERLIN, March 22, 2016 – Skateboard legend and Laureus World Sports Academy Member Tony Hawk has welcomed one of the most intriguing line-ups ever for the Laureus World Action Sports Award. In an exclusive interview on, Hawk said “I feel like Action Sports are growing faster than most sports these days. There is so much interest.”

The eventual winner will be announced at the Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony in Berlin on April 18, and Hawk had high praise for the six Nominees, who have been selected by a panel of the world’s media. Continue reading

unnamedProgramme:           Lip Sync Battle USA
Channel:                 MTV (DStv channel 130)
Date:                       Monday 28 March

Episode:                 8
Contestants:          Gigi Hadid vs Tyler Posey
Time:                       21:35
When 2016’s hottest ‘It Girl’ goes into combat against a ‘Teen Wolf’ on Lip Sync Battle, then fur is sure to fly…

The supermodel (and BFF to Kendall Jenner) takes on TheBackstreet Boys’ ‘Larger Than Life’ with a little help from friends and real-life backstreet boys Nick Carter and AJ McLean. However, this does not discourage Tyler who puts up a pretty good fight with Harvey Danger’s ‘Flagpole Sitta’.
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Elizabeth Molapo and Tayla Skye Robinson are the two runners-up

CARNIVAL CITY, SATURDAY MARCH 19: A radiant Ntandoyenkosi Kunene has been crowned Miss South Africa 2016 at a glittering ceremony held at Carnival City, presented by Sun International in collaboration with Cell C.

Runners-up are Elizabeth Molapo from the Freestate (1st Princess) and Tayla Skye Robinson from Gauteng (2nd Princess).

An excited and overwhelmed Kunene – a 23-year-old education honours student from Mpumalanga – said she was determined to make a difference during her reign.

In her Miss South Africa acceptance speech she said: “As a little girl growing up in the township – modelling around the house and practicing my speech in front of the mirror – I had always hoped, prayed and believed that one day my name would be called as the new Miss South Africa. Words cannot begin to describe the joy in my heart. I am delighted because I have the opportunity to give back to my nation; to inspire little girls like myself to have big dreams; to be a beacon of hope to the hopeless and to encourage young women to work tirelessly towards their goals, dreams and ambitions.” Continue reading

South Africa’s six Vodacom Super Rugby franchises face an important weekend as they look to build momentum in the series with two local derbies and repeat of last year’s playoff match between the DHL Stormers and Brumbies playing out at home, while the Southern Kings begin their overseas tour.

The Vodacom Bulls and Cell C Sharks will kick off the weekend’s action on Friday evening with an exciting derby in Pretoria, and on Saturday the Southern Kings face the Crusaders in Christchurch, the Emirates Lions meet their former Vodacom Super Rugby franchise partners, the Toyota Cheetahs, in Johannesburg, and the DHL Stormers go up against the Brumbies in Cape Town.

While the Cell C Sharks will be determined to stretch their unbeaten run in the competition to seven matches dating back to last season, the Vodacom Bulls will have their sights set on back-to-back home wins to build momentum after defeating the Rebels two weeks ago. Continue reading

British Airways’ Top Chocolate Destinations in the UK and Europe

Easter is the time to indulge your inner Willie Wonka, which is something that simply can’t be done by half measures. So if you’re planning some sweet indulgence you can’t go far wrong by visiting some of the great chocolate capitals of the world.

British Airways’ route network serves more than 200 cities in 75 countries, so it has some idea of where the Oompa-Loompas make the best chocolate. Here are its top five suggestions for the sweet-toothed traveller.

  1. Birmingham, United Kingdom

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When one thinks of 1996, what pops into your head? Bafana Bafana winning the Africa Cup of Nations, SA’s Constitution being signed into law or the birth of South Africa’s top gospel phenomenon,MTN Joyous Celebration? For gospel music lovers, MTN Joyous Celebration looms significantly large as any other 1996 highlights.

No one at that time could have anticipated that the very first note sung on that initial show would mark the beginning of twenty years of wonder, spiritual upliftment and revival.  It was a shift in the history of gospel music, not only in South Africa but on the African continent as well.

It marked the beginning of memories that would carry individual fans and families across the threshold of life, love and healing. Over the past two decades, MTN Joyous Celebration became a place where talent was honed and refined, from singers to backstage crew. Different venues and regions in the country and beyond fell in love with the brand and praise and worship became part and parcel of South Africa’s musical landscape; from theaters to halls and now stadiums. Continue reading

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Jerry Seinfeld drives off with $22.2 MILLION after selling 17 of his prized classic cars

  • Comedian sold 15 Porsches and two Volkswagens for $22,244,500
  • Said he was selling his cars so that other collectors could enjoy them
  • One of the cars on sale was the same model that James Dean was driving when he fatally crashed in 1955 

Everyone knows he’s an auto enthusiast, as his Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee show proves.

But even Jerry Seinfeld needs to clean out his garage from time to time.

The 61-year-old sold 17 of his classic cars, mostly Porsches, at the weekend, netting a stunning  $22,244,500, the New York Daily News reported on Monday.

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Phehello (Dustbin Man) makes his eagerly awaited return to Scandal! 

Scandal! viewers have been eagerly awaiting the moment Phehello makes his way back on screens and now that wait is over. Phehello, also known as Dustbin Man, was responsible for a reign of terror he bestowed on Lerumo and Anzani. Manipulative, deceptive and graced with extreme intelligence, Phehello is always one to have an ace up his sleeve. His deepest and darkest secrets will be revealed in the upcoming episodes of Scandal! Continue reading

SAN DIEGO, March 16, 2016 – Italian football giant Alessandro Del Piero has been elected the newest member of the Laureus World Sports Academy.

Del Piero was inducted as the 56th Laureus Academy Member during a visit to the Tony Hawk Foundation in San Diego, then celebrated by joining the skateboard legend on his own private ramp.

New Academy Member Del Piero said: “Skateboarding is a little out of my comfort zone, but when Tony Hawk says ‘try this’, I am not going to say no. It was great to meet Tony and hear from him about the work of Laureus Sport for Good. Using sport to improve the lives of young people means very much to me. I am grateful to the members of the Laureus Academy for asking me to join them, It is a great honour.” Continue reading

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