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Programme: Detroiters Season 1
Date: Thursday 14 December
Time: 21:00 CAT
Channel: Comedy Central (DStv channel 122)

 
Jason Sudeikis is behind this hilarious new buddy comedy about two best friends who start an ad agency in the Motor City.  Ad people will love the industry faux pas that punctuate the show – Sam and Tim have a lot to learn.  The duo may not have the money, connections or talent that big businesses do, but they’re starting at the bottom with ample ambition.  Let’s see if it carries them through.

Sally Burdett returns to e.tv’s 8PM news bulletin on Monday 4 December.

From 4 December, e.tv is excited to announce a new lineup to its 8PM News, with Sally Burdett returning to the screen to anchor the bulletin.

For nearly twenty years, e.tv has established itself as an independent voice in the broadcast landscape of South Africa. News that is accurate, uncensored and unbiased has consistently drawn viewers to the country’s first independent free-to-air channel.

“I am delighted to be back on e.tv, on a bulletin I have always loved,” says Burdett. “The news at 8PM will be to-the-point and hard-hitting, continuing a fearless tradition of seeking the truth”.

As head of the anchor team at eNCA, South Africa’s most-watched 24 hour news channel, she brings a wealth of experience to this important broadcast. Burdett, who announced the news of Nelson Mandela’s death live to e.tv and eNCA audiences in 2013, and who co-anchored the SABC’s first post-apartheid radio news show, AMLive, in 1995, says we are living in equally important times. “In this era of fake news, state capture and information overload, I see my job primarily as helping audiences navigate a path through a pivotal time in our country’s history.”

Head of Terrestrial News Services, Phathiswa Magopeni has worked with Burdett for many years. “We are glad to be able to infuse an experienced, authoritative energy into our news offering. Sally has always been a credible and consistent voice on the broadcast news circuit,” says Magopeni. Continue reading


This December, e.tv brings the magic of Disney into millions of South African homes with some of the most-loved movies and characters from the Disney universe. With the festive season upon us, e.tv‘s schedule will be focused on family viewing – and what better way to get the family together than to enjoy some Disney adventure-filled festive films?

Movies such as The Santa Clause, Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas, Snow Dogs, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure andDisney’s A Christmas Carol will be broadcast in family-friendly time slots on e.tv for maximum festive fun.

Marlon Davids, MD of e.tv, says that providing quality, family-friendly content is an important part of e.tv’s programming strategy. “December is a special time for families and it gives us the opportunity to bring premium family content to our viewers. Our partner, Disney, is at the forefront of offering the best family entertainment – and we’re delighted to be able to offer their magical content to our viewers, for free!” says Davids.

The Disney movies will broadcast on the following dates and times on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194).  Continue reading

Senior Citizens at Danie van Zyl Recreation Centre

Following the successful Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival in September this year, T-Musicman is culminating its 2017 journey with its community outreach program aimed at giving senior citizens and caregivers in Gauteng an opportunity to experience the rich offerings of arts and culture, and the beauty of jazz music in the comfort of their own space.

This year, 300 guests from various municipalities will experience the elements of the 2017 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz. The guests will be transported from their municipalities to the Danie van Zyl Recreation Centre in Montclair on 29 November 2017, to experience a day of pampering from the host.

Peter Tladi, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz executive producer, says: “The Jazz Cares initiative is one of the most fulfilling programs in our calendar. Jazz Cares it is more about taking the experience of this beautiful music genre to our loyal audience that is no longer able to attend the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival but would really appreciate being a part of the festivities. We have planned a Christmas in November for our senior citizens, and the day promises to be a buzz with live entertainment, celebrity guests and a vitality session. The vitality session will include exercises and a speaker on the importance of healthy living .”

To date, Jazz Cares has enriched the lives of many South Africans by providing them the opportunity to experience top musical acts in the jazz industry. The initiative brings together various sections of the community with limited accessibility to the arts & culture to enjoy live entertainment and experience the best of jazz our country’s has to offer.

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, Jazz Cares initiative started in 2010 and has grown immensely over the years.

Pic: SA Rugby

Pic: SA Rugby

The SA Rugby Sevens Academy team in recent years not only produced commendable results in the International Invitational section of the Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens, they also provided a solid supply of capable players to the Springbok Sevens set-up.

Expect more of the same, said Academy captain Siviwe Soyizwapi from Dubai, where they are preparing for the 2017 edition of the tournament, to be played at The Sevens stadium outside the city on Friday and Saturday.

“The Academy side have won this title quite often in the past, so we are pretty keen to keep that record intact,” said Soyizwapi indicated, who also pointed to a number of team mates who can, like himself a season or two ago, progress into the Blitzboks squad.

“We have a few guys who played on the circuit already and they know what the top level is like. That will be to our benefit. I am also excited to be in the same team as guys such as Selvyn Davids, Sako Makata and Sikhumbuzo Notshe to name a few.

“Notshe is trying out sevens for the first time, but he has adapted well. He has played at Vodacom Super Rugby level, has the respect of the rest of the players and has already contributed a lot off the field as well.

“And it is always exciting to play with Selvyn, he is so talented. I also think the raw power and speed of someone like Sako Makata will surprise many.” Continue reading

Known for providing fans with upbeat, Pop music influenced by underlying African rhythms and sounds, Cara Frew kicks off the start to the next level of trailblazing.

After releasing two successful EP’s and establishing a name for herself in the South African music industry, Cara Frew is working tirelessly in studio on her debut album, but she couldn’t have done it without her fans.

Earlier this year Cara created a crowdfunding project for her album, with American public-benefit corporation, Kickstarter, and asked her fans to get involved. Kickstarter uses a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity to help bring creative projects to life – from films to music, stage shows to comics, journalism to video games, technology and food-related projects.

By contributing towards the cause Pledgers received tangible rewards – from free music to merchandise, meet and greets and even personal appearances and performances.

Thanks to her fans and pledgers, Cara was able to raise $30 000 that will go towards the development, creation and marketing of her debut album ‘Flame’. Cara will also be donating proceeds from one of her tracks to Lapeng Pre-school in Johannesburg.

The album is due for release in 2018 but fans can get a taste of the album by downloading her latest single ‘FREE’ and preordering her debut album online: https://SonyMusicAfrica.lnk.to/CaraFlame

To keep up to date, fans can follow Cara Frew on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Instagram: @CaraFrew

Twitter: @CaraFrew

Facebook: /CaraFrewMusic

Actress and presenter, Nicole Bessick (22), has once again proven how she is taking the SA entertainment industry by storm by being cast in the hit e-tv show, Broken Vows, that launched during April this year.

Originally from Cape Town, Bessick recently relocated to Johannesburg for her role on Broken Vows, playing the character Chloe Hendricks.

“Working on the show has been an absolute blast,” says Bessick. “I’m having so much fun playing Chloe! Portraying the character everybody loves to hate is always a bit touch-and-go, but the buzz it has created on social media has been amazing.”

She adds: ”A big part of me is still in that ‘is this really happening’ phase. It’s an unbelievable experience sharing screen time with some of SA’s best. I mean, I grew up watching these guys in action… Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Thembi Mtshali and of course Emmanuel Castis who plays my ‘dad’ on the show, to name a few. It’s so surreal… but look forward to taking each day as it comes.”

Also an anti-bullying spokesperson, this talented star is known as a celebrity boxing champion and presenter on The A1 TV.

The young actress got her big break in the locally produced and internationally acclaimed crime thriller, Cold Harbour, screened at Cannes, Berlin and the Los Angeles film festivals. She has also been seen in the Netflix hit, Black Mirror and Investigation Discovery’s Killer Instinct. On local screens she is known for her work on Which Way on SABC3 and She’s The One on e-tv.

Bessick comments about her character on Broken Vows: “Chloe is a stunning and athletic young woman. She lost her father at an early age and as she was responsible for his death, it leaves her with ‘daddy issues’ as she has never forgiven herself. She was also a bit of a rebel at school and often got into trouble with her cousin and best friend, the character Brandon (played by Danny Ross), with Chloe being the main instigator. Brandon’s mom intervened and made Chloe and her mom move away, but now she’s back and causing some mischief!” Continue reading

Busisiwe Mmotla, from Emndeni was crowned Miss Soweto 2017, beating 19 other finalists at the Soweto Theatre on Saturday, 25 November 2017. The annual beauty pageant, proudly sponsored by White Star Super Maize Meal, was a glitzy and prestigious affair with world-class entertainment, featuring local and international performers.

Dazzling in a sleek and lacy red evening gown, the beauty queen took centre stage, flanked by her first princess, Musawenkosi Gumede from Naledi and second princess, Phumzile Nyembe from Diepkloof. Musawenkosi Gumede took the “Miss Personality” title as well, while Lindokuhle Cele from Emndeni was named “Miss Photogenic.” White Star also presented the “Social Butterfly” title to Nelisiwe Nyongwana for being the most active finalist on social media.

Mmotla is a 24-year old qualified teacher at a private school in Bramley; she has a passion for books, and plans on starting a programme to develop literacy skills for the youth of Soweto. One of her biggest goals is to surprise her hard-working mother with a new house. In addition, she plans to start a bursary foundation for learners in Soweto.

White Star sponsored the main prizes on the night, with Mmotla receiving the grand cash prize of R50 000 and the life-changing opportunity to represent White Star as a brand ambassador. The first and second princess received R10 000 and R5 000 respectively. International cosmetics brand, Black Radiance, presented all the finalists with hampers to make sure their faces are always camera ready; Even & Lovely made sure the girls maintained a radiant and glowing skin with a skincare hamper and also presented the top 3 ladies with tablets to aid them to stay connected and productive. Clinix Health Group generously sponsored the top 3 finalists with a healthcare cover for two years; while the fashion brand, Urban Zulu, made sure that the finalists embodied the spirit of young, contemporary African women with original outfits on the night. Continue reading

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