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Joburg’s much anticipated and loved Lusito Land Festival has announced part of their all-star entertainment line-up and it is going to be a cultural food and music experience like none other. The 36th instalment of the Portuguese extravaganza is set to take place on the 26th April to 1st May 2017, at their new and improved venue on Cayman Road, Alewynspoort, Johannesburg South.

The anticipated 80 000 festival goers will not only be exposed to the rich Portuguese heritage and food, but patrons can look forward to original music by some of South Africa’s favourite local talents. “There is something for everyone,” says Noemia Contente, spokesperson from the Lusito Association for the Physically and Mentally Handicapped.

Tickets are available online through Computicket: children under the age of six are free; children aged 6 -12 years are charged R50; senior citizens R50; teens and adults R120. Ample, secure parking is available free-of-charge.

Prime Circle, BallyHoo, Rubber Duc and Majozi are there to satisfy the tastes of alternative rock and indie lovers. Afrikaans artists such as Kurt Darren, Steve Hofmeyer and ADAM will be there to woo the ladies. For the younger crowd, pop artists like DENIM, Garth Taylor and Dr. Victor & the Rasta Rebels will be there to really get the party started. Top all that off with some of South Africa’s most loved house and electronic acts such as DJ Kent, Timo ODV, The Kiffness and Majozi, and it is sure to be one of the most enjoyed festivals of the year. Continue reading

We live in a highly driven society. We are connected 24/7, with constant deadlines chasing us on a professional level, alongside social pressures from family and friends.

It is difficult to avoid the stress and anxiety that comes from our personal and professional lives. We can, however, adjust our lifestyles to manage the effect that stress has on our bodies.

Regular exercise, both in the form of cardio and flexibility training, can have a huge impact on stress-relief. More recently, however, it has become clear that your diet also plays an important role, either increasing inflammation and stress in your body, or helping to relieve it.  Continue reading

As part of its 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, and its current focus on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly presents award-winning playwright and director, Monageng Motshabi on Wednesday 12 April. 

Motshabi will present When Victim Plays Victim and the Perpetrator Goes for the Kill… Continue reading



Johannesburg/Lagos 3 April 2017: MTV Base sets the tone for a new season of Lip Sync Battle Africa, with a sizzling face-off between Jozi rap queen Nadia Nakai and tabloid vixen Khanyi Mbau.

Lip Sync Battle Africa returns to our TV screens on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) on Thursday 6 April 2017.

Season 2 promises more bops, more booty hops, more mic drops, more shade thrown and more sultry poses for viewers to savour, as celebrities and entertainers from South Africa and across the continent dance, dab and diss to a soundtrack of chart-topping hits –          all while striving to earn the Lip Sync Battle Africa winner’s belt.

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5FM announces that long-standing drive-show presenter DJ Fresh will be leaving the station after more than ten years. Fresh will be leaving 5FM to join big sister station Metro FM.

5FM’s Marketing Manager and acting Station Manager, Liesl Hefkie, says the relationship between Metro FM and 5FM has always been a mutually beneficial one that sees the two commercial powerhouses of the SABC share audiences and ideas that offer clients an unparalleled audience footprint. The move for Fresh to Metro FM has been a long-term plan for the two brands.

“We wish Fresh all the best and thank him for the incredible service and commitment to 5FM over the years,” she said.

Fresh had his last show on 5FM this morning.  He said his farewell to listeners this afternoon as the station paid tribute to the ‘Big Dawg’ in true Live Loud 5FM style on the Forbes and Fix Show, before he starts his exciting new venture on Metro FM on Monday, 3rd April.

5FM is excited at the prospect of putting together a new breakfast show that caters for the ever-changing and exciting new nature of the audio media landscape. The new show will launch on 1 May 2017.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 29: Damian de Allende, Elton Jantjies,  Siya Kolis, Uzair Cassiem and Ruan Combrinck during the SA Rugby and FlySafair media briefing at O.R. Tambo International Airport on March 29, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – MARCH 29: Damian de Allende, Elton Jantjies, Siya Kolis, Uzair Cassiem and Ruan Combrinck during the SA Rugby and FlySafair media briefing at O.R. Tambo International Airport on March 29, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

SA Rugby on Wednesday announced that FlySafair had been appointed as the official domestic carrier for the Springboks and SA Rugby.

The airline succeeds SAA, whose sponsorship came to an end in December, and will see the award-winning newcomer cater for SA Rugby’s domestic needs for the next three years.

As the official partner to the Springboks, the airline will be entrusted with providing the national team with seamless travel experiences – a task aligned to its vision of becoming South Africa’s favourite airline.

 “We are absolutely delighted to partner with FlySafair and to welcome the airline to the rugby family,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby.

“Safair has been in aviation for more than 50 years, and we see FlySafair as a bright, new and modern player in the South African airline space. 

“Its mission is to unite people, with who and what they love, while providing a great experience. Similarly, the Springboks aspire to unite South Africa through great rugby. We’re looking forward to sharing the journey with them – both literally and metaphorically.”

FlySafair will be responsible for making sure that players and officials get to games on time, a task the airline is confident of achieving, given its ranking as the most punctual airline in South Africa, according to stats published by ACSA, said Elmar Conradie, FlySafair CEO. Continue reading

On Friday, the 31st of March 2017, OpenView HD will no longer broadcast Shembe UNyazi TV. The religious channel had been part of the OpenView HD bouquet for 21 months.

OpenView HD’s Managing Director, Patrick Conroy, says the decision was taken based on business and ratings criteria.
“We are grateful to Shembe UNyazi for being on our platform to date. Regrettably we could not find common ground on the way forward” Conroy says.

OpenView HD has revamped its content line up over the past 12 months. It recently introduced another movie channel, eMovies Extra, to its bouquet as well as Trace Sports Stars.

“We continue to evaluate the performance of all channels and are committed to bringing improved entertainment content to our viewers” says Conroy. “More channels will be added in future and we will make announcements in that regard in due course”.

29 March 2017: Brand new global hit, Flip Out, is opening its first store in Centurion, South Africa, and will host a two-day extravaganza of epic proportions to celebrate on 31 March and 1 April 2017 at unit 4 -6 Retail Miracle Park, Old Johannesburg Road, RooihuisKraal, Centurion from 9AM to 10PM

Entrance fee is only R70 per person. Jumping is obviously a tremendous amount of fun, but is even better when mom and dad join in. Come join us at the arena which will be filled with other thrills and adventures such as dodge ball and wall running, just to name a few. The two days promises to be a lot of fun for both small and big kids alike. And if you get tired of all the action – you can take a minute to catch your breath at the awesome foam pits. Simply dive right in and disappear into a soft pillow of foam.

Don’t miss this launch weekend which will be jam-packed with tons of prizes and competitions to reveal one’s inner conqueror. That’s not all, free limited edition Flip Out gear will be handed to the first 200 people who come through the doors, while food trucks will be on site just in case you get hungry.

Flip Out Trampoline Arena was Australia’s first & largest trampoline playground. Flip Out takes the concept of jumping to new heights, delivering a massive adrenaline rush from a no-gravity rules experience. Continue reading

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