Fifty-two South African Graduates will leave for Japan on Saturday, 27 July as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) programme, which is aimed at enhancing foreign language education and promoting international exchange between Japanese and foreign youth.
The Embassy of Japan PR officer, Kota Toba, said that the programme aims to enhance foreign language education and promote international exchange at the local level through the fostering of ties between Japanese teenagers and native English teachers from around the world. While working as an Assistant English Teacher (ALT) atlocal authorities, as well as public and private pre-schools, primary and high schools in Japan, JET participants can learn a lot about Japan in a variety of ways.
The JET Programme commenced in 1987 in cooperation with the governments of participating countries. Last year (2018), the programme had 5 528 participants from 54 countries. Since South Africa joined the JET Programme in 1997, 655 South Africans have participated in the programme with this year’s group bringing the number up to 707.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019: British Airways (operated by Comair) is delighted to announce that it has added more flight frequencies on its route network commencing midSeptember 2019, which are available for booking with immediate effect.
In total British Airways will operate 34 additional flights a week on routes serviced from Johannesburg, which includes Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth as well as between Cape Town and Durban.
Shaun Pozyn, Head of Marketing for British Airways (operated by Comair) says: “For more than two decades, we have always proudly served South Africa, its people and its businesses. Having more frequent flights, will mean more choice for tourists and business travellers alike, giving our customers more flights to the destinations they love, under the British Airways brand. The routes on which we are increasing frequency are already very popular and by introducing more frequency on these routes, we will give customers even more flexibility and more choice”.
A number of Mzansi’s finest street dancers have been voted for and chosen, by crowds across the country, to compete in one of the greatest events of its kind in the South African calendar – the Red Bull Dance Your Style Final South Africa 2019. The Finals will take place onSaturday, 03 August 2019 at Newtown Music Factory in Johannesburg from 18:00.
South Africa’s most exhilarating national poker tour, the MonsterJam Poker Tour, roars into The Boardwalk from 17 July to 11 August 2019. Buoyed by the spectacular success of the MonsterJam Poker Tour at The Boardwalk in 2018, with a prize pool of R4.6-million and over 1 000 entries, this year’s edition promises to be bigger, better and more exciting, but with the same player-friendly structures for which the tournament is renowned.
The first screening of the new Lion King Movie will be celebrated in grand style at The Boardwalk, home to the only Nu Metro cinema in Port Elizabeth. Fans attending the first screening of the Lion King at The Boardwalk on 19 July 2019 at the 17h00 and 19h45 screenings are called to get into the spirit by dressing up in an African Lion King theme. There will be fantastic prizes for the best dressed from Disney, The Boardwalk and Nu Metro. In addition, there will be an African themed craft market to peruse outside Nu Metro.
“We are excited about the upcoming release of the new Lion King movie. The original movie captured the hearts and imaginations of people across the globe and is one of the most memorable animated movies of our time. The new digitally re-mastered Lion King movie promises to be absolutely encompassing. We hope that local movie buffs will join us in our excitement by being part of the Africa-inspired launch of the new Lion King at Nu Metro at The Boardwalk,” says Nqobile Qupe, Marketing Manager at The Boardwalk.
Durban. A true practice of keeping up with the times as social media and reality TV Star Lasizwe Dambuza hit Durban shores as his alter ego “Nomatriquency” aka “Tricky Baby” for his first ever digital reality show. A high-quality picture and entertaining production shot at Game Gateway store on Saturday 6 July 2019 for the Dare To Compare Roadshow.
While most people were getting ready to go show off their designer outfits for the popular Durban July, Lasizwe was getting ready to go shoot his 5-part digital offering with his fans in Gateway. The young Youtube sensation, who has reached 1 million views countless times on social media, is going to blow his fans out of the water as his first ever digital reality show will see him travelling to different parts of the country as Game’s supervisor. This hilarious, educational and entertaining reality show is a big migration to digital technology that will allow his fans to easily watch the journey that he has embarked in with the brand.
“Following my viral video that showcased Nomatriquency being interviewed for a position at Game, and the brand hiring her to help them get rid of buyer’s remorse, we joined heads and decided to take the Dare To Compare Roadshow on another level, a more impactful and current way that will allow for everyone to be part of it. I am very excited about this as it’s very different from what I have done before. My fans are going to love it” says delighted Lasizwe.
Singer Titi Luzipo is going back to her hometown to launch her self-titled album on the 13th July at The Athenauem, Port Elizabeth. Luzipo needs no introduction in the music scene as she not only comes from a musical family but has collaborated and shared stages with some of the most respected artists in Southern Africa.
Her album is a labor of love which saw her nurture from the roots, perfecting every melody and sharing her gifts with fellow collaborators the likes of Luyanda Madope and Ringo Madlingozi among others. The first single off the album is Being Woman, released in March was very well received and is still played in various stations across the country. The song made Apple Music’s top 50 its first week of release.
The launch promises to be one to remember with guest performances from McCoy Mrubata, Ringo Madlingozi, Titi’s brother Barlo Luzipo who worked on the album and her beautiful mother. Tickets for the launch are available at Ticket Pro for R150 single and R250.
“I am super thrilled to come back home and share this gift that they have nurtured, loved and celebrated since I was a child. It’s a very important milestone in my career and I want to share it with my people, at home. I want to thank all the sponsors that have come on board to celebrate my music with me!” commented Luzipo.
Founders Factory Africa (FFA) is excited to announce the selection and investment into their first five fintech startup businesses in Africa.
Founders Factory Africa is a South African company operating across Africa delivering a corporate-backed accelerator and incubator. It is building and scaling 140 tech-based startups across four sectors over the next five years. In October 2018, Standard Bank was the first investor into Founders Factory Africa, with fintech as its strategic sector.
Within the first few months of its launch, Founders Factory Africa received over 500 applications from leading fintech entrepreneurs across the continent. After a rigorous screening and selection process, five businesses from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda were selected.
The five businesses are:
Schoolable (Nigeria) – A school financing solution that collects money from parents and provides it to schools, with the ambition of providing credit to both parties in the future. Currently, the company has launched its software as a service (SaaS) platform and is building the technology that leverages the data created by schools and their interactions with stakeholders.