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Programme: AfriDocs – Shake the Dust
Channel: BET (DStv Channel 129)
Date: Sunday 12 February 2017
Producer: Adam Sjöberg
Duration: 83 minutes
Time: 20:00 CAT
From executive producer and rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones and journalist-turned-filmmaker Adam Sjöberg, Shake the Dust chronicles the influence of breakdancing, exploring how it strikes a resonant chord in the slums, favelas and ghettos of the world, and far beyond.

Showcasing some of the most jaw-dropping breakdancing moves ever committed to film, Shake the Dust is an inspiring documentary tribute to the uplifting power of music and movement.

A poorly constructed diet can do more harm than good.

Between the festive season indulgences and the looming sweets and treats of Valentine’s, many are trying to shed a few extra kilos. This might mean taking a fresh swing at low-carb high-fat, trying a controlled fast, or going raw.

These popular diets might hold great promise and even show impressive results, but the danger arises when we tackle these kinds of eating plans after quickly scanning the web for basic guidelines and then applying it without consulting a professional.

Dramatic changes in a diet or exercise regime can take its toll on the body and it is therefore essential to consult with a health professional first. Consulting Dietician Judith Johnson explains that “a dietitian is trained in the medical field and will be able to work with any health conditions that you may have, considering medical and nutritional requirements to personalise your eating plan.” Continue reading

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The South African rugby community was in mourning on Monday following the passing of Joost van der Westhuizen, one of South Africa’s greatest-ever Springbok legends.

Van der Westhuizen passed away after a long and courageous struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of motor neuron disease (MND), for the past six years. He was 45 and leaves behind two children, Jordan (13) and Kylie (10), as well as his father Gustav, mother Mariana, and brothers Pieter and Gustav.

“Joost will be remembered as one of the greatest Springboks – not only of his generation, but of all time,” said Mr Mark Alexander, President of SA Rugby.

“As a player, he lifted the Rugby World Cup, Tri-Nations and Currie Cup while establishing himself as one of the best scrumhalves world rugby has ever seen. He was the record holder for the most Test tries for the Springboks for more than 13 years and finished his international career with 38 Test tries.

“He also became an inspiration and hero to many fellow sufferers of this terrible disease as well as to those unaffected. We all marvelled at his bravery, his fortitude and his uncomplaining acceptance of this terrible burden.

“It’s a sad day for rugby in South Africa and across the globe as we say goodbye to a legend of the Springboks. Our condolences go to his family and friends at this sad, sad time.” Continue reading

Five years ago South African-born writer/director Christopher Grant Harvey began production on a short film Tears in the Rain. Set in the world of Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, it pays beautiful and stylistic homage to the1982 Ridley Scott classic film Blade Runner.

Harvey says: “making Tears In the Rain has been a sometimes arduous five-year journey. I had no idea what I was in for when I began in 2012 and I often wanted to give up. I came very close in fact, spending years in post-prod trying to get the right original visual effects and suitable score to bring the story to life. I asked myself why this particular film was so important. The pursuit of perfection and not settling for mediocrity was daunting and time-consuming. The burning desire though to delve deep inside and produce something that I could ultimately feel proud of (and be enjoyed by fans the world over) kept me going.” Continue reading

The Springbok Sevens team on Sunday won the HSBC Sydney Sevens tournament, beating England 29-14 in the final, played at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

This win, their third in the 2016/17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, also extended their lead in the overall series, with the Blitzboks (85) now 17 points in front of England (68), with Fiji (64) and New Zealand (56) further back.

The victory is also the second in as many weeks, after the Blitzboks bagged the HSBC Wellington Sevens a week ago.

They won the opening tournament of the current series, in Dubai, back in December last year.

England did manage to edge the Blitzboks in their final pool match yesterday, but a very strong first half by South Africa in the final on Sunday laid the foundation for this win, their first at this tournament, but third in Australia (having won in Adelaide twice before).

Philip Snyman, Seabelo Senatla and Justin Geduld all scored first half tries, with Branco du Preez adding two conversions to give South Africa a commanding 19-0 lead at the break. Continue reading

American folk rock band The Lumineers return to South Africa for their Cleopatra World Tour powered by 5FM in April. Brought to you by Big Concerts, the events take place in Cape Town on 26 April at Green Point Park and in Johannesburg on 28 April at Ticketpro Dome.

As proud supporters of the local music industry, 5FM are offering their listeners the opportunity to choose the opening local act for The Lumineers. Six up and coming bands have been identified and listeners will be asked to vote for them via the 5FM app from Monday, 6 February.

From the votes, three of the front-running bands will be announced and The Lumineers will chose the eventual opening act for the tour.

The six bands in the running are; Sean Kock Trio, Opposite the Other, Sannie Fox, Early Hours, Alice Phoebe Lou and The Shabs.

For the next three weeks on every Tuesday and Thursday, kicking off on 7 February, each of the bands will be interviewed by Nick Hamman, who will also play their track. Each band’s music will also be played on The Forbes and Fix Show and listeners will be asked to get voting for their favourites. The opening act will be announced on 5FM on 13 March.

Stay tuned or check 5FM’s social media or website for more details.

Sunday 05 February at 4PM

This is the fifth season of the internationally renowned and SAFTA (South African Film and Television Awards) award winning show. Ultimate Braai Master is an outdoor cooking show (one of its kind) which features various  teams of two, each made up of a Braai Buddy and the Braai Master.  They travel to different parts of the country and compete against each other by cooking different dishes on the open flame. The teams are given different cooking challenges and each week, the weakest team faces elimination. Viewers get to watch the contestants enjoy the road trip of a lifetime, creating beautiful memories.

Hosted by Justin Bonello, the show promises a jam-packed and delicious season with great prizes worth R2 million up for grabs. This year’s judges are Executive Chef and CEO of Kitchen Cowboy, Pete Goffe-Woods, and Tsogo Sun Executive Chef, Benny Masekwameng. Teams hailing from Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Gauteng and the Western Cape will be competing for the winning title of Ultimate Braai Master.

e.tv is proud to be broadcasting yet another exciting season of Ultimate Braai Master. The award winning show will give our viewers an introspective look into our unique cooking culture while exploring the magnificent landscape of South Africa’. Says Marlon Davids, MD of e.tv Channels Division.

The teams were selected from thousands of hopeful contestants that auditioned for the show. They will be expected to creatively come up with braai dishes that will wow the judges and inspire viewers. Contestants travelled to tourist attractions like the Drakensberg Mountains, Gatmoos River in the Eastern Cape, Letsatsi Game Lodge in the Free-State and Wavecrest Hotel& Spa in the Wild Coast of Eastern Cape among others. Continue reading

Well, we’re here. It’s the start of another new year and gym memberships are on the rise, fad diets are in craze and queues of us are getting in line to change our bodies.

But simply slaving away at the gym doesn’t cut it.

Many personal trainers estimate 80% of your focus should be on what you eat and only 20% on how much you exercise. But when you’re chained to your desk having missed lunch to finish a report for a client, it can be tempting to head down to the nearest corner café and bury your face in the chocolate aisle.

And as for the myriad snacks professing to be healthy (from yoghurt treats to granola bars and everything in between)… are they really so good after all?

We chatted to Maxime Eon, founder of Biltong Board, about why South Africa’s staple food is one of the most underrated weight-loss aides of all. Max has started biltongboard.com to deliver carefully-packed uncut meat to subscribers’ doors monthly, and he believes that a mind-set shift will help us all shed the pounds. Because biltong isn’t just a throwaway snack. It’s a true superfood.

It’s quick and easy, and fills you up Continue reading

JOIN IN THE FUN WITH THRILLING PERFORMANCES AT ULTIMATE FAMILY FESTIVAL
#NickFest2017
Johannesburg, 2 February 2017:  Up-and-coming pop diva Shekhinah and Hip-Hop maverick Nasty C are set to bring in the crowds at the second edition of NickFest, the country’s biggest and most exciting family-centric festival (TicketPro Dome, 25-26 March 2017).

The “Back to the Beach” songbird and the “Bad Hair” rapper will be performing their biggest hits, and busting some cool moves on the NickFest stage in front of thousands of pre-schoolers, tweens and teens and their families.  Each artist will perform with 2 performances every day on the central stage.  Further musicians and performers will be announced shortly.

Expect an amazing weekend of family fun as Shekhinah and Nasty C join co-hosts Jason, Nicholas and Donovan Goliath to welcome thousands of kids and families to NickFest.  An amazing combination of music and family oriented entertainment, NickFest is packed with live performances, interactive zones, kid-friendly activities, and experiences.

Don’t miss the character shows, and appearances by Nickelodeon superstars SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, loveable pups Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol, and – for the very first time – the genial genies from Shimmer and Shine! Or why not make your mark on the interactive graffiti wall, play on the Magic Kinder app in the KinderJoy interactive area, and hang out with the KinderJoy mascot Kinderino.

Get your tickets for NickFest 2017 at www.ticketpros.co.za and select Edgars, CNA and Postnet outlets, priced at R290 per head or R270 per person for a family of 4-6 people. Groups of 10 or more people enjoy a discounted price of R250 per head.  Entrance is free for children under one.  Entrance to the Slime Area costs R150 per person (tickets sold separately; kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult).
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Urban running – it is fast, furious and fun. To capture its spirit ASICS has developed the perfect running shoe for all your urban adventures – the fuzeX Rush.

ASICS South Africa launched the fuzeX Rush at the Cape of Good Hope Castle in Cape Town on Wednesday 1 February. A selection of local influencers and media got the opportunity to run underground tunnels below the castle and city – celebrating the spirit of adventure in the fuzeX Rush.

fuzeX Rush is a no-frills, performance shoe designed for the wide-ranging urban explorer. The legacy of this shoe lies in the cushioned midsole which offers a lightweight, responsive ride.

The fuzeX Rush offers responsive flexibility and bounce through the ultra-light fuzeGEL in the midsole from heel to toe. The seamless mesh ensures a snug and comfortable fit.

Inspired by the aesthetics of the urban landscape, it delivers versatility and style to urban adventurers, backed by the human-centric science of ASICS Research & Development.

Running around the tunnels was a lot of fun and completely unexpected“, commented Ntsika Daki, who is one of the influencers that attended the event. “Doing so in a shoe that’s perfectly suited to tackle all my urban running needs was a treat! I look forward to tackling my next adventure in my fuzeX Rush! “.

The new generation of ASICS consumers is more creative, more social and more adventurous. Fitness today should be fun and spark a sense of community. The fuzeX Rush is the perfect running shoe to help cultivate the spirit of adventure within the South African running community“, said Sarah Mundy, Marketing Manager of ASICS South Africa.

The fuzeX Rush is available at leading sport retailers nationwide right now for R1 700.

For more information on the #run4adventure campaign please visit http://asics.co.za/find-adventure

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