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Programme: Rhythm and Gospel
Date: Sunday 11 June
Time: 19:00 CAT
Channel: BET (DStv channel 129)

Lebo Sekgobela shares her favourite gospel songs with us and tells of her journey as a psalmist. She has recently released her album, “Restored” and its topping the sales and airplay charts throughout South Africa and beyond. She talks us through her anointed new music as we learn about her rise from being a young upstart in Sebokeng to the award winning gospel worshipper she is today.

  • The new white colourway is a metaphorical white flag to the oceans and a wake-up call to the world about the threat of coral bleaching
  • Parley editions of UltraBOOST, UltraBOOST X and UltraBOOST Uncaged fuse performance with purpose
  • Made with Parley Ocean Plastic™, the latest white colourway will be available worldwide from June 28th
  • adidas and Parley to celebrate World Oceans Day week with a digital run which runners all over the world can join to show their support. Register here:

adidas unveiled a new white Parley edition of its pinnacle running footwear models UltraBOOST, UltraBOOST X and UltraBOOST Uncaged, injecting purpose into style and performance. The partnership between adidas and Parley sees adidas’ iconic performance-led designs re-modelled using Parley Ocean Plastic™.

While the Parley collection released in May was inspired by the blue colour of the Oceans, the new colourway recalls the coral bleaching crisis threatening the oceans, and is also symbolic of the white flag humanity should raise in order to make peace with the oceans, to end marine plastic pollution with a collaborative approach: The Parley AIR Strategy which stands for ‘Avoiding’ the use of plastic, ‘Intercepting’ plastic waste and ‘Redesigning’ the plastic material itself.

Reusing an average of 11 plastic bottles per pair in the upper, UltraBOOST Parley, UltraBOOST X Parley and UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley also feature laces, heel webbing, heel counter, heel lining and sock liner covers made from recycled PET material. Delivering elite performance remains integral to design, meaning that the adidas Parley collection fuses superior functionality and style with a definitive purpose – to raise awareness of marine pollution and evoke positive change.

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Junior Springboks assistant coach Louis Koen, who also fulfils the role as SA Rugby’s acting High Performance Manager, was pleased that the team started to find their rhythm in Tbilisi at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship.

The SA U20’s bounced back from a 23-23 draw against U20 Six Nations runners up, France, in their opening match with a bonus-point 38-14 victory against hosts, Georgia, on Sunday.

The Junior Springbok coaching staff reviewed the match on Monday morning, while the players had a recovery gym session followed by massages, and Koen was pleased following the review.

“It was a very difficult and hostile environment for the players at the stadium, and as a team we had a few soft moments in the first half and we didn’t really get much territory in the match,” said Koen.

“But I have to compliment the leadership on the field.

“The players stuck to our processes despite being level at 7-7 with Georgia early in the second quarter and they remained calm. They also used the opportunities that presented themselves, and showed exceptional skill in their backline play. Continue reading

Programme: The Loud House Season 2
Date: Monday 12 June
Time: 15:40 CAT
Channel: Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305)

Lincoln Loud is the only son in a family of 11 children! He does love all his sisters, especially when they stick up for him, but the poor fella is just looking for some peace and quiet. In the new episodes this June, his sister, Lana, boycotts a class at school in which they’re dissecting frogs and instead goes on a frog rescue mission. When she brings a pet home, the siblings smother it with cuddles, which set the other pets off on planning how to get rid of it.

South African born, LA based singer and songwriter, Cara Frew has just finished shooting the music video for her soon to be released single, DANCE, and is asking fans to be a part of the final video…

After being famously established for her hit track with Black Coffee (I’ll Find You), Cara Frew is fast becoming a household name in the Pop community.

Since recently performing ‘You Got Me’ with American DJ SNBRN in front of 15 000 people at Coachella earlier this year, the track has already received over 1 million plays on Soundcloud.

Cara’s newest single, ‘Dance’ is set to be released at the end of June and she is asking fans to send a snippet of themselves dancing to her newest track to stand a chance to be featured in the final music video.

“I wrote Dance the morning I found out that a close friend of mine was a drug addict. It made me stop and think because someone, who at least from the outside, seemed to look like he had it all together, clearly struggles within. I wanted the song to be uplifting, about making the most of your life, always looking for that silver lining and loving yourself,” says Cara. Continue reading

The MTV Base VJ Search for South Africa’s next superstar VJ has begun and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) in partnership with Breezer, today saw thousands of talented youngsters who “Live Life In Colour” all hoping to clinch the title as the next MTV Base VJ.

One entrant 25-year-old Melody Miya from Katlehong had arrived at the auditions at 5am, said he was “super excited” to audition.
“This is a life changing opportunity to contribute to an ever growing community driven by music, culture and fashion. I am ready to be the next MTV Base VJ,” he said.

Another entrant from Pretoria East, Fahtso Baby said, ‘It’s my looks that make me distinctively different, my thickness, my heIght and my style all make me stand out”.
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On Saturday 1 July 2017, Thabiso Mahlape, highly acclaimed publisher and founder of Blackbird Books, will be hosting a Writing Masterclass at Jacana Media, sharing useful tips and tricks with aspiring authors on the practice of good writing.

This follows on her first masterclass which was attended by aspiring and accomplished writers alike in March. “The first event received great feedback from our guests, we even managed to support another writer Dr Disa Mogashana who has since penned her first book,” adds Mahlape.

Mogashana, whose latest offering Unfathered, explores the fatherlessness epidemic currently gripping South Africa will join Mahlape as a speaker on the day.

“I receive daily questions over email and on social media from aspiring writers asking for assistance with publishing. The opportunity to participate in the Writer’s masterclass gives me a platform to answer those questions,” says Mahlape.

The five-hour Writer’s masterclass workshop will include lunch and an engaging Q&A session where Mahlape will be joined by Mogashana to answer questions and offer advice on everything from mentorship to editing and more. A range of Blackbird Books will also be on sale on the day. Continue reading

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 13: Aphiwe Dyantyi (VC) of FNB UJ during the FNB Varsity Cup match between FNB UCT and FNB UJ at UCT Rugby Fields on March 13, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – MARCH 13: Aphiwe Dyantyi (VC) of FNB UJ during the FNB Varsity Cup match between FNB UCT and FNB UJ at UCT Rugby Fields on March 13, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

The very popular and highly competitive SuperSport Rugby Challenge makes yet another sweep into the heartlands of South Africa, with a fourth Rugby Festival, this time in Mdantsane, as well as matches in Clermont, outside Durban, and Garsfontein High School in Pretoria.

After highly entertaining Rugby Festivals in Port Elizabeth’s Wolfson Stadium, Johannesburg’s Bill Jardine Stadium and the Impala Rugby Club in Rustenburg, the fourth and penultimate Festival will be hosted in the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane, outside of East London, on Sunday.

As usual, the Rugby Festival will first see two local clubs competing for a spot in the Gold Cup later this year, before a double-header of provincial action. In this case, Swallows and Spring Rose will clash, before two matches in the South Section of the competition should keep the crowds glued to their seats. In the first, the SWD Eagles take on the EP Kings and with the Eagles the only team yet to register a win, one can expect the Outeniqua Park-based squad to come out all guns blazing.

In the second, the Border Bulldogs will try to become the first this year to lower the flags of the DHL Western Province. They will need all the home support they can get, as the Cape Town side has proved just too strong, fast and slick for the Southern teams after five weeks of action. Continue reading

To celebrate the launch of their new #MakeTime campaign Wimpy hosted celebrities and media to a classic Wimpy Breakfast at their Mall of Africa store on Wednesday the 31st of May.

Wimpy recently launched the #MakeTime campaign with their first brand ad in 10 years. The campaign seeks to encourage those who seemingly never have enough time to make time for the ones that they love. To highlight this, they invited some of the busiest people in the media world, which included the likes of singer Leanne Dlamini, actress Jay Anstey, soapie queen Sophie Nbaba and blogger Olwethu Leshabane and their families. The personalities enjoyed the opportunity to make time for their loved ones.

“As a working woman and a mother of two it can be so challenging finding the time to spend with the ones I love. In the always on, always connected and career driven world that we live in we can sometimes lose sight of making time for the those who mean the most. I love what Wimpy is doing with this campaign and am encouraging others to take time out of their busy schedules and make time for those close to them” said singer Leanne Dlamini. Continue reading

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