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Senior Anchor Andrew Barnes, who co-hosts Newsday on and eNCA, is to leave the channel at the end of April.

Andrew has resigned to pursue business interests abroad.

He has worked at eNCA for 15 years. “It’s been an incredible journey here at ‘e’,” says Andrew. “ I have been able to realise my childhood dream of anchoring TV news and reporting from places like Washington DC, New York and London. Those opportunities followed several rewarding years in news management.”

Mapi Mhlanga, News Director for eNCA says Andrew will be missed: “I would like to thank him for 15 years of dedication and professionalism. Andrew will be missed and it is difficult to imagine the Cape Town office without him. I have no doubt that his new venture will be successful.” Continue reading

Scandal! weekdays at 7:30PM on and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194)

Everyone around Lerumo thinks that he has gone mad, but has he? His extreme paranoia and assault on an innocent man has left him in a compromising position about his own sanity. He believes that his brother, Phehello, who supposedly died in prison is still alive and about to unleash a vicious attack on him and steal his wife, Anzani.

True to Lerumo’s thoughts, Phehello is alive and takes Anzani hostage. Petrified for her life, Anzani is taken home to where Lerumo is by Phehello. Phehello’s dream of killing Lerumo and taking Anzani for himself is one step closer.

Only one man will survive. Who will it be?

Tune into Scandal! every weekday at 7:30PM on and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194).

LONDON, March 31, 2016 – World and Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has said it would be ‘quite a buzz’ to compete in the 2017 World Championships in London before she retires.

Ennis-Hill, who will find out next month if she has won the 2016 Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award, has not yet announced what her plans are beyond the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

But, in an interview with, she said: “It’s going to be a decision to make, whether I retire after Rio or whether I decide to do one more year and go to the World Championships [in London] and retire after that.  But I definitely won’t be going on any longer than 2017. It would be quite a buzz to compete there.” Continue reading

Nicole Mason, lecturer at The Design School of Southern Africa (DSSA), a division of the Independent Institute Education (The IIE), which is internationally accredited with the BAC, offers insight into what it takes to be a designer, what a career in design entails and how young designers and students can break through mediocrity to become leaders and influencers in this demanding yet rewarding field.

Before embarking on a career in design, Mason states that it is vital for students to consider whether they have what it takes to succeed. “In design, creativity is far more important than artistry. That means that students must be able to find the intersection between what is innovative, beautiful and original and what is functional and practical,” she says. “People who can manage this balancing act are more suited to design than those who can only solve problems in the tried and tested way or those that are too caught up in being so different that they fail to fulfil the requirements of the brief.” Continue reading

Thursdays from May 26

In medicine, they call it the ‘critical hour’, in criminal investigations they call it the first 48 hours. Ask any detective and they will tell you that if they don’t have a lead, a suspect or an arrest within 48 hours, their chances of solving the case are cut in half. In a visual style that feels more like a TV drama than a documentary, The First 48 follows homicide detectives during these initial critical hours as they race against time to solve their cases. Each hour-long programme follows various detectives from a few select homicide teams as they track breaking cases each with a running clock that builds pace as the 48 hours inexorably expires. Continue reading

The City of Cape Town has completed its upgrade of the Langa Station South public open space at a cost of more than R10,5 million. This project forms part of the City’s commitment to investing in historically under-invested areas. Read more below:

The upgrade of the Langa Station South public space has entailed the construction of new sidewalks and the improvement of existing sidewalks for safe pedestrian movement. The project has just been completed.

The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Environmental and Spatial Planning, Councillor Johan van der Merwe, today visited the upgraded site and participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the project. Continue reading

The 22nd Annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) will take place in June this year in Ethekwini (Durban) in KwaZulu Natal.

Regarded as the country’s premier music awards and run and hosted by the Recording Industry of South Africa, this year’s SAMAs take place on Saturday, 4th June at the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) with the EThekwini Municipality as the hosting partner.

Says Refiloe Ramogase, Chairman of the SAMAs: “We are delighted with our new partnership with the very progressively minded Ethekwini Municipality. This marks a fresh chapter in South Africa’s premier music Music Award show! A chapter in which we shall build on the Annual South African Music Award’s solid, respected heritage and proud legacy with a renewed youthful vibrancy.”

Says CLLR James Nxumalo, Mayor of EThekwini, “Music brings people together, irrespective of race, creed or culture and eThekwini is proud to be hosting the 22nd South African Music Awards (SAMAs). It is fitting that the ceremony will take place at our historic venue, the Durban Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC), which has been transformed into a world class events and conference centre over the years. Our ICC is recognised world-wide and has received numerous accolades over the years. Continue reading

Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork and Mindy (True Movies, DStv Channel 138, Thursday March 31 at 15h15) follows Robin Williams’ sudden rise to fame and personal turmoil during that time as well as focusing on producer Garry Marshall who created the hit TV show.

Beginning with Williams in his days as a San Francisco street performer, the narrative follows his meteoric rise after the fast-talking Marshall decides to introduce a “Martian” within the Happy Days franchise.
Soon enough, he’s at the centre of his own major hit in Mork and Mindy and neglecting his sweetheart-turned-bride, hanging out in clubs, fooling around and partying with John Belushi.
The film stars Chris Diamantopoulos as Robin Williams; Erinn Hayes as Pam Dawber; Daniel Roebuck as Garry Marshall; David Josefsberg as Henry Winkler and Tyler Labine as John Belushi.

From Oxford Film and Television  OUR QUEEN AT 90 Monday 28th March 2016 on ITV  LONDON - UK - 23rd Feb 2016: HM Queen Elizabeth II departs from Buckingham Palace in London for a day of engagements, She has broken almost every royal record in the book. And now Her Majesty The Queen is approaching a new landmark. To celebrate her 90th birthday, this historic documentary has enjoyed privileged access to the Queen and to those who know her best during the year in which she has become our longest-reigning monarch. We hear from the Prince of Wales and his sons, about the way she has inspired them. We hear from those whom she has warmly welcomed in to the Royal Family, including the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge Ð giving her first interview since her marriage. We meet leaders, celebrities and ordinary people all over the world whose lives have been touched by the most famous woman on Earth. Meanwhile, back at the Palace, itÕs just business as usual.... Photographer : Ian Jones  © ITV  For further information please contact Peter Gray  This photograph is © ITV and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the  programme OUR QUEEN AT 90 or ITV. Once made available by the ITV Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the Transmission date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website

From Oxford Film and Television
Monday 28th March 2016 on ITV

There’s a celebration of British Royalty on ITV Choice (DStv channel 123) this April and May with a slate of exclusive programming in honour of Her Majesty, The Queen’s 90th birthday.

The Royal Season starts on Friday, April 29 at 20h00 with the exclusive African premiere of the documentary When Ant & Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years of the Prince’s Trust and will culminate three weeks later with a two-hour broadcast of the Queen’s 90th birthday pageant on Saturday, May 21.

Many of the shows in the line-up are a first and exclusive broadcast in Africa. The full line-up is as follows:

Premieres Friday April 29 at 20h00 Continue reading

The country’s most watched talent search show, SA’s Got Talent, will be back on screens for a 7th season. Expect more thrills, laughs, gasps and crazy antics as the very best (and not so great) talent show off their skills. Any act, any age is the criteria for anyone who is keen to show the country what they have.

The last season saw a 3 year old DJ (DJ Arch Jnr.) take the title of SA’s most talented. SA’s Got Talent has been responsible for unearthing some of the country’s greatest talents such as Bothlale Boikanyo, Johnny Apple, Tholwana Mohale and DJ Arch Jnr. All these winning contestants have gone on to do great things in the entertainment industry. Now it’s your chance to show Mzansi your incredible talent and join the ranks of previous year’s winners.

Pre-auditions will take place in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Contestants that live outside the Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal provinces can enter via an online video submission showing off their talent for the judges. Online pre-audition submissions can be submitted at

Pre-audition details:

Cape Town: Continue reading

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