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Johannesburg/Lagos, 8 March 2016: MTV today revealed the nominees for the “2016 MTV Movie Awards” setting the stage for the 25th anniversary of the ultimate celebration of blockbuster movies and the fans who love them. Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton scored nominations for “Movie of the Year,” with Star Wars: The Force Awakens garnering the most nominations (11) for a franchise. Continue reading

Programme:          Jongo
Channel:                 BET (DStv channel 129)
Date:                         Monday 14 March

Episode:                  5
Time:                        21:05

This week on Jongo, African superhero Eli and Kay embark on a new quest, which leaves them faced with an unexpected surprise.  And what is the identity of the mystery man who is hot on their heels?

Ziv finally realises he is being used as a pawn by Benjamin and takes steps to thwart him.

To see this riveting ensemble, tune in Mondays on BET (DStv channel 129) at 21:05 CAT.

The Pregnancy Pact

Wednesday March 16 at 20h45
The Pregnancy Project
Thursday March 17 at 21h00
True Movies (DStv Channel 138)

Teenage pregnancy is the focus of two films to be aired on True Movies – both based on true stories which received global attention.
The first is The Pregnancy Pact to be broadcast on DStv Channel 138, Wednesday March 16 at 20h45.
In 2008, the small fishing community of Gloucester, Massachusetts found itself at the centre of a worldwide media firestorm. There were 18 pregnant girls at the high school-four times the norm-and according to rumour, they weren’t all accidents. When talk of a “pregnancy pact” between the girls surfaced, local gossip transformed into international media fascination overnight. Reporters from all over the world descended upon the town, demanding answers.

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Friday, 26 February 2016: Shield, South Africa’s number one selling deodorant brand, has launched Shield MotionSense, the world’s first anti-perspirant with unique microcapsules, activated by movement. This breakthrough, patented technology delivers bursts of freshness as you move, leaving you feeling fresh and protected throughout the day.

Shield MotionSense is the next generation in anti-perspirants with advanced motion-activated technology. Tiny microcapsules ‘burst’ when activated by friction, releasing freshness when you need it the most.

“Moving and being active is part of our everyday lives – the way we walk, run, dance and play. Understanding how the body moves has helped us develop this revolutionary anti-perspirant technology,” says Sue Carruthers, Shield Brand Manager at Unilever. “New Shield MotionSense is our premium range that gives you the freedom to keep moving with confidence, so you can enjoy living.” Continue reading

Programme:           Lip Sync Battle USA
Channel:                 MTV (DStv channel 130)
Date:                       Monday 14 March
Episode:                6
Contestants:          Hayden Panettiere vs Eva Longoria
Time:                       21:35

Expect a full-on diva battle as Hollywood soap stars get into a lather in the quest to take home the coveted Lip Sync Battle belt.“Nashville” actress Hayden Panettiere takes on “Desperate Housewife” Eva Longoria as the two actresses line up for TV’s hottest reality show.

Hayden’s sexy performance of girl power classic “Lady Marmalade” gets a massive boost thanks to a surprise appearance by Christina Aguilera. Not to be outdone, Eva brings out her A game, delivering a sizzling version of “Anaconda” in bright pink hot pants and a prosthetic bottom, in homage to Nicki Minaj’s famous derriere. Continue reading

Freshly cracked, for a sunny start to the day – we’re lovin’ it already!

Johannesburg, 08 March 2016: Eating something in the morning could help improve your mood. It is just one advantage on a long list of well documented benefits to starting your day with breakfast.

Now, McDonald’s SA continues to help South Africans wake up to a better day by evolving its breakfast menu offering with the celebration of McMuffin Morning (#McMuffinMorning) on Wednesday, 9 March 2016. Continue reading

Brilliant new series premieres exclusively on ITV Choice (DStv 123)
on Friday, March 18 at 21:00

Anyone who watched The Graham Norton Show a few weeks ago would have seen one of Norton’s guests, Tracey Ullman, discussing her new comedy sketch show. Ullman’s interview was followed by a clip which showed the comedienne, looking like a dead ringer for Dame Judy Dench, in a very funny sketch in which Dench was caught shoplifting

Now South African viewers have the chance to watch all six half-hour episodes, when Tracey Ullman’s Show premieres exclusively on ITV Choice (DStv 123) on Friday, March 18 at 21h00. Two episodes will be shown back-to-back each week for three weeks.

The UK is a melting pot of characters and cultures. Each episode of Tracey Ullman’s Show follows some of those characters, sometimes through their day, sometimes for a single moment. The series will feature warm and entertaining characters that are observational and recognisable; truthful, with a dose of eccentricity. Ullman’s unique talents and extraordinary versatility cover the full gamut from everyday people to superstars. Continue reading

Laureus editorial content is available for media use provided credit is given; for example…..’Michael Johnson speaking to about the nominations for the Laureus World Sports Awards’

BERLIN, March 7, 2016 – Laureus World Sports Academy Member and athletics legend Michael Johnson describes Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt as ‘the greatest’ in an exclusive interview on, after the triple Olympic sprint champion was nominated again for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award.

In the interview, available for media use, Johnson reviews all the track and field Nominees for the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards and looks ahead to the Rio Olympic Games. Among his comments:

Neither Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis or myself has produced, in my opinion, the consistency and longevity that Usain Bolt has and so to this point he has to be considered the greatest. If he’s healthy, I don’t think anyone can stop him in the Rio.

Who can stop Bolt for the Laureus Award? I look at Stephen Curry and what he did last year, winning the NBA Championship, league MVP and just doing unbelievable things, where there are so many great athletes. He still stood out against the field.Continue reading

Pic: from Facebook.

Pic: from Facebook.

Okmalumkoolkat aka Simiso Zwane has officially returned from Australia after serving his one month sentence in Tasmania. We are pleased to announce that he is in good health and ready to address his fans. His statement is as follows:

Hi Tribe

I am writing this letter to my fans as Simiso Zwane, not as Okmalumkoolkat. I say this because it was Simiso Zwane who was out there in that Tasmanian prison.

Now, I know there has been speculation and misconception about my case. I was charged with assault with intent of indecency and assault with intent. I fully understand the magnitude of this issue. I have had time by myself to reflect on things most important to me and I am working through everything. I have served my time in jail in another continent and have endured hardships of the sentence that was handed to me. I would like to move on with my life. Continue reading

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It’s with sadness in our hearts that we announce the end of Zebra & Giraffe. Kirstenbosch Gardens (20th March 2016) will be our last show for the foreseeable future.We’d like to thank each and every one of our fans over the years – your support and love for our music has made this amazing journey possible. To our families and friends – thank you for your love and support, for believing in us, and for putting up with all the craziness! To the people who’ve played an integral part in making this band what it is, we thank you for all your hard work and loyalty (Jess, Darryl, Marinus, Karl, Tania, Shy,Cian, Darren, Andrew, Rob, Bert, Liny, Cath, Christine, Marcus, Warwick, Maryke). To all our fellow SA musos that we’ve shared the stage with, partied with, and toured with – keep rocking, keep the dream alive, thank you for all the good times, the late nights, the hangovers, but most off all – the music!

Over the past 8 years we’ve achieved so many things that we’re proud of; we’ve poured our hearts and souls into every recording and every show, but the time has come for each of us to move on to different things.

We leave you with our final release – a fitting song called RedefineDownload it on Soundcloud for free, and play it loud!


Greg, Alan, Mike & Stef.

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