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Programme: Behind The Story
Continues: Tuesday 10 July
Time: 21:30 CAT
Channel: MTV Base (DStv channel 322)

This week, things get interesting as controversial rapper Emtee sits down with Pearl Thusi for another insightful Behind The Story on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) at21:30 CAT on  Tuesday, 10 July.

Emtee delves deep and talks about his beef with other rappers, his unfortunate public display of his private part faux parts as well as his relationship with Ambitiouz Records

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Seven of South Africa’s best comics re-unite on stage for one night only in the unforgettable Nelson Mandela Centenary 2018: A Night to Remember Comedy Show which takes place on Friday, August 24, at the Teatro at Montecasino.

Produced by Real Concerts on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the event brings together Barry Hilton, Chris Forrest, David Kau, Marc Lottering, Nik Rabinowitz, Riaad Moosa and Tumi Morake. All appeared together in the hugely successful and ground-breaking 46664 It’s No Joke nearly a decade ago. The MC for the evening will be Whackhead Simpson. (The 46664 campaign took its name from Mandela’s Robben Island prison number; he was prisoner number 466, incarcerated in 1964).

2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela who was born on July 18, 1918.
Throughout the year, the Nelson Mandela Foundation – established by Mandela in 1999 after he stepped down as President of South Africa – will promote his legacy through a series of events and engagements. All proceeds from A Night to Remember Comedy Show will go to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Roddy Quin of Real Concerts says: “We are delighted that these iconic South African comedians will be back together in a hilarious show in which all monies go to the Nelson Mandela Foundation in a year that celebrates the great man’s centenary and legacy. Comedy is a platform that unites people and delivers a message on social justice.”

Mike Page, GM of Montecasino, says: “Montecasino and the Teatro are proud to be hosting this prestigious event, commemorating our greatest statesman ever with much laughter and excellent entertainment by these captains of comedy. We look forward to welcoming all of them, and the audience, to what promises to be a most memorable night.”

The seven comedians are delighted to be sharing a stage together in the comic event of the year.

After what can only be described as one of the most successful careers in South African stand-up history, Barry Hilton shows no sign of slowing down. Thirty years of touring, six children, two ex-wives, a new wife, six DVDS, two movies, Vegas, Cleese, Connolly, millions of air miles and a Lifetime Achiever statue on his mantelpiece, “the cousin” is the quintessential South African comedy giant.

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Cape Town – The programme for Wikimania (the annual gathering of volunteers from around the world to celebrate Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects) has been released and features more than 80 community-submitted talks, 32 poster discussions, and four keynote sessions.

Wikimania’s 2018 theme, Bridging knowledge gaps—the ubuntu way forward, epitomises the organisation’s commitment to ensure a more equitable spread of information across the Internet. Topics related to access, equity, sharing and open content will all be put under the microscope during the three day conference and in the pre-conference sessions.

Wikimania kicks off in Cape Town, South Africa from 18-22 July. This is the first time the conference will be held in sub-Saharan Africa.

The main conference will take place from 20-22 July at the Cape Sun in Cape Town central. Through a combination of talks, panel discussions, workshops, and lunchtime lightning talks, attendees will share their ideas to bridge Wikipedia’s gaps, including gender and transgender contributions, African content, and language.

Pre-conference activities on 18th and 19th July include a Hackathon and independently organised meetups bringing together people with similar interests.

A path in the programme has been highlighted to ensure that new Wikimedia users or those interested in participating in any of the projects are able to do so.

In addition, a Learn to Edit Wikipedia section will be available in the public area of the conference, where volunteers will assist newcomers with registering and explain how to start editing on Wikipedia.

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The countdown to the most anticipated trucking and fleet event of the year has begun. With less than a week to go until TruckX, participants and industry stakeholders are preparing for two days of interactive events, expertise, knowledge-sharing, business building, deal-making and fun. TruckX takes place on 11 and 12 July at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand.

Cartrack Joins Speed in a Suit Challenge

Leading fleet management solutions and telematics insurance provider Cartrack is the telematics sponsor for the SA Express Parcel Association (SAEPA) Speed in a Suit competition.  This unique and exhilarating event is specifically designed for guests to show off their driving skills in a Fiat Doblo vehicle by achieving the quickest amount of time in a vehicle using the least amount of fuel.

Cartrack will also be showcasing its innovative and industry-leading new Fleet Camera Solutions products to customers, which includes Live Vision, Drive Vision and Breathalyser.

Guests attending the expo will also gain real and invaluable insight into the burgeoning and exciting telematics industry, with Cartrack sales director, Juan Marais, set to speak on the topic: The real value of telematics in transport on Wednesday, July 11.

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On Monday, 16 July 2018, eNCA will launch its refreshed line up of weekday news programming. From 6AM, eNCA viewers will see a revamped line up.


Weekdays will kick off with eNCA Morning News Today from 6AM to 9AM. eNCA Morning News Today highlights all the critical overnight news stories and provides an overview of the day that lies ahead for South Africans. The show will also take a look at the lighter side of life in the country with human interest and lifestyle features.

From 9AM to 5PM viewers will get all the non-stop rolling news programming with eNCA Now. With its pulse on the latest developments, eNCA Now gives viewers the latest news live, as it happens.
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Read more about the Back a Buddy campaign to help them raise funds to be able to  attend and participate at the McGregor Poetry Festival in August 2018.

An exciting initiative at this year`s  Poetry in McGregor Festival is the Helenvale Poets “Back a buddy” project. The aim is to raise enough through donations to bring emerging poets from Helenvale, Port Elizabeth to the festival. For more information or to make a donation go to: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/helenvale-poets-attendance-at-the-mcgregor

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After leaving a lasting impression at the McGregor Poetry Festival last year, the Helenvale Poets from Port Elizabeth have been invited to attend the Western Cape festival for a second time in August later this year.

Through encouraging creativity and self-expression, the Helenvale poets, have found a constructive way to contribute to society and to navigate what is often a dangerous and unfavourable environment. Continue reading

Hotel and gaming group Sun International, and three of its properties: Sun City in the North West; Carnival City in Gauteng; and GrandWest in the Western Cape, have been ranked amongst South Africa’s coolest in the 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next Awards.

Sun International was ranked second in the Coolest Hotel Group category while Sun City soared to take up first place in the Coolest Local Entertainment Place category for the second consecutive year. Carnival City ranked fifth while GrandWest sixth in the same category.

“We thrilled that the Sun International brand and three of its properties have been ranked amongst the ‘coolest’ by South Africa’s youth in this year’s Sunday Times Generation Next Awards. For any brand to be sustainable in a highly competitive market, it needs to resonate with young people as they possess future purchasing power,” says Rob Collins, Sun International: Group Chief Strategy & Operations Officer.

“That Sun International, Sun City, Carnival City, and GrandWest have been rated as ‘cool’ speaks to our emphasis on delivering relevant, cosmopolitan entertainment experiences for people of all ages. They also speak to our employees’ commitment to quality and innovation.”

The Sunday Times Generation Next Study, now in its 14th year, is the leading annual youth brand preference and consumer behaviour survey. Leading youth market specialists, HDI Youth Marketeers, polls more than twelve thousand youths from around the country, across more than seventy categories to determine what SA’s kids, teens and young adults find on-trend and aspirational.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt tapped as Roast Master

Johannesburg, 25 June 2018: Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, announced today that movie star and filmmaker Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been named Roast Master for the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis. The event (#BruceWillisRoast) will be broadcast on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) on Monday 30 July at 21:00 CAT.

“I’ve looked up to Bruce my whole life. I was genuinely honoured to work alongside him and, in essence, PLAY him when we made Looper together,” said Gordon-Levitt. “He has treated me with absolutely nothing but warmth and kindness. And so I look forward to mercilessly making fun of him on TV.”

Said Dillon Khan, Vice President for Comedy Central and Creative Services at Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, “Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be an awesome host. Don’t be fooled by the baby face, we expect him to throw flames and retire Bruce Willis into the Comedy Central Roast Hall Of Fame.”

The Comedy Central Roast Of Bruce Willis will be executive produced by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, who also served as Executive Producer and Director of the Comedy Central Roasts of Rob Lowe, Justin Bieber, James Franco, Charlie Sheen, and Donald Trump, as well as the Emmy®-nominated Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner.

Roasters will be announced at a later date.

For more information about Comedy Central, please go to www.comedycentralafrica.com, Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/comedycentralafrica or join the conversation with us on Twitter and Instagram @comedycentralAF. To join the conversation on social media, please use the hashtag #BruceWillisRoast #RoastZA

Johannesburg, 22 June 2018: Today, BET announced R&B music legend, and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Anita Baker will be honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the “BET Awards” 2018. In addition, for the first time, BET has selected six individuals – James Shaw Jr., Naomi Wadler, Mamoudou Gassama, Justin Blackman, Shaun King and Anthony Borges – to be honoured as Humanitarian Heroes. Internationally, BET will honour Bismack Biyombo as the 2018 BET International Global Good Award recipient, which recognizes global celebrities and public figures who use their platform for social good and exemplify integrity, courage, goodness and commitment to the global community. The Global Good recipient will be awarded during Live! Red! Ready! red carpet pre-show airing before the “BET Awards”, which airs Tuesday 26 June at 20:00 CAT on BET (DStv Channel 129).

Anita Baker is undeniably one of the greatest living legends in the music industry and BET will honour her accordingly at the June 24th ceremony. With a career that spanned nearly four decades, she made an everlasting impression on the sound of Soul and R&B music that has inspired generations to come. Ms. Baker is regarded as a trailblazer, opening doors for many females in the industry. Known for ballads such as, “Body & Soul,” “Just Because” and “Giving You The Best That I Got,” Baker has won eight Grammy Awards and has seven platinum albums. Earlier this year the venerable Ms. Baker announced her retirement and is currently embarking on her farewell concert series.

BET is taking an exciting new direction when it comes to honouring humanitarians. This year, the Network will recognize six individuals who have done extraordinary things in some of the most disheartening of situations. The intention is to remind everyone that you don’t have to be a celebrity to give back and support others in need; we all have the opportunity to make a difference for the betterment of humankind. The Humanitarian Heroes include, James Shaw Jr. (disarmed Waffle House shooter), Naomi Wadler (11yr old speaker at March For Our Lives), Mamoudou Gassama (Climbed outside of building to save dangling 4-year-old), Justin Blackman (only student to walk out of his High School on National Student Walk-Out Day), Shaun King (journalist who has been instrumental in covering untold stories in the Black community), Anthony Borges (Parkland Victim/Hero who threw himself in line of fire – shot 5 times). The bravery and strength of the highlighted 2018 honourees is truly exceptional.

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Johannesburg – Carnival City Casino, Big Top Arena 27th July 2018

Cape Town – GrandWest, Grand Arena 28th July 2018   

Port Elizabeth – Boardwalk, ICC 4th August 2018 

Marmalade Productions is proud to present Divas 2018 featuring international award-winning superwoman, Karyn White. Karyn will be supported by the cream of South African Divas soon to be announced.

Johannesburg and PE dates just announced… Johannesburg at Carnival City Casino, Big Top Arena 27th July, Cape Town at GrandWest, Grand Arena 28th July and Port Elizabeth at the Boardwalk, ICC 4th August 2018.

She possesses one of the most memorable, distinctive voices ever heard in popular music. She’s an accomplished singer/songwriter who etched herself into music history with her smash hit song, the female anthem, “Superwoman”. That song made international waves, selling over a million units, being certified Gold and named the Billboard R&B Song of the Year in 1989. She IS a super woman. She’s Karyn White.

Established in 2011, Karyn opened the doors with Karyn White Enterprises Inc. (KWE) a dynamic multi-platform media company offering diverse and uplifting entertainment across the broad media landscapes of music, television and film. White released her long-awaited album “Carpe Diem” on her own label and distributed through Light Year/EMI.

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