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Fahiem Frizlar recently joined Bolton Footwear (Jordan & Co, Watson and Barker Shoes) as the Marketing Manager, tasked with building the Jordan & Co portfolio of brands. He has more than 14 years’ experience in the industry.

Says Frizlar: “My key focus areas will be to develop marketing strategies and plans, identify suitable media channels to advertise as well focus on building the brand in the digital space – a key focus area. Brands will include Bronx, Bronx Woman, Anton Fabi, Jordan Shoes and Olympic International Footwear for now.”

Born and raised in Lansdowne, Cape Town, Frizlar studied Brand and Account Management at AAA school of advertising and has been building brands in various industries. “I most recently looked after the RCS retail store card portfolio. Before that I was at Woolworths in their Menswear department, Ackermans in the Homeware and new store openings division, as well as Marketing Manager at Sports Illustrated magazine. I’ve worked very hard to get to where I am and will continue to do so in the future.” Continue reading

13 April 2016, Johannesburg – Known for providing listeners with revolutionary, youthful content that can’t be found anywhere else, Nick Hamman takes his content to the next level of trailblazing.

Always a step ahead, Nick Hamman is excited about providing radio that is stimulating, exciting and engaging with content that appeals to South Africans who are educated, young at heart and positive about South Africa.

Along with Producer Michael Bossenger, Hamman Time will supply listeners with their morning eargasms from the road. One show, over three hundred kilometres, and a journey that won’t be forgotten. For two weeks Hamman Time will be broadcasting live from the road to Small Town Live Loud. Continue reading

Grade Nines preparing to enter their final phase of schooling next year will in coming months be expected to select the subjects that will see them through to matric. But that decision is too important to shelve away until the time comes, an expert says, and it should already be top of mind for learners who want to give themselves the best chance for success in Grade 12 and beyond.

“Towards the end of the year, Grade 9-learners will be given the opportunity to select which subjects they will take in their last three years of school and be tested on during the National Senior Certificate Exams in 2019,” notes Nola Payne, Head of Faculty: Information and Communications Technology at The Independent Institute of Education, SA’s largest and most accredited private higher education institution.

“It is an exceptionally hard choice to make, and many factors need to be taken into consideration,” says Payne, adding that these choices will have a profound impact on the qualifications to which learners will have access and, as a result, the careers they will be able to follow. Continue reading

Exhibiting 15 years of Indigo Skateboard Initiatives

(Cape Town,  April 2016) Indigo Skate Camp, one of the leading social change movements in South Africa will be hosting the ‘Indigo Skate Gala’, a photographic exhibit and mixed mediums art show displaying 15 years of the Indigo Youth Movement.

The unique event will be hosted on 22 April 2016 at Cape Town High School and promises to be a must-attend event. The auction will feature a variety of contemporary and abstract art pieces and will include framed prints by photographer Craig Scott and sculptures from artist Paul Edmunds as well as a host of bespoke skateboarding memorabilia.

All artwork will be set up around the periphery of a perfectly skateable 15ft Olympic pool and will see some of SA’s biggest skateboarders including:  Jan Horrowitz, Moses Adams, Joubert Van Staden, Chris Cab as well as the junior team of Zulu skaters from Indigo Skate Camp in KZN in action in a unique skating contest. All proceeds from prints and auctioned items will go towards the NGO’s mandate of making skateboarding and facilities accessible to at risk youths in South Africa. Continue reading

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Connie Chiume, who plays Mamokete Khuse in Rhythm City, will be leaving the soapie in April.  Rhythm City viewers will see her for the last time on Wednesday, 20 April.

She has been with the show since its inception on 09 July 2007. Her character, a strong maternal figure, is loved by many viewers and her fellow cast members. Viewers can expect dramatic and thrilling final scenes from this veteran actress.

Connie will still be focusing on her love for acting, and her long time passion for farming. “This departure will allow me to pick up on things that were left undone. I am grateful for the time and experience with Rhythm City and e.tv. I believe I was born to be an actress, it’s in my blood. Parting is such sweet sorrow, and I will miss my Rhythm City family.” Says Connie Chiume Continue reading

It is our pleasure to announce that the next McGregor Poetry Festival will take place from the 26 to 28th of August 2016.

Poets (International and local, published and unpublished) who would like to be considered for participation are invited to submit a proposal for our consideration. We are particularly looking for presentations that are original and creative to enhance our programme and entertain our audiences.

Guidelines for submissions: Continue reading

Johnnie Walker’s recently announced global iconic JoyWalker, Lira put on a show stopping performance at The Lyric Theatre when launching her new album Born Free.

The multi-platinum selling artist was launching her new album ‘Born free’ in partnership with the brand Johnnie Walker. Lira has won eleven coveted SAMAs and says the role joy has played in building her success has been significant since she first bravely walked away from a safe career in accountancy towards her passion for music. Lira continues to shine and now relishes the partnership with Johnnie Walker to push South Africans to consider where joy might take them should they embrace a different frame of mind.

The launch saw local celebrities such as Sello Maake ka Ncube, Kenneth Nkosi, Kabelo Moalusi and Mutodi Neshehe and other well know faces attend.

Cell C launches its annual Girl Child campaign with the addition of three powerful ambassadors.

12 April 2015 – Thursday 26 May 2016 heralds the 14th anniversary of the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Programme. This movement and its potential outcomes continue to grow in stature and strength and this year’s Miss South Africa, Ntandoyenkosi Kunene has been appointed the campaign’s official ambassador.

Many girl children are born into environments where their family members don’t work in corporates, are neither in charge of their own businesses nor work in professions such as medicine or law. This makes it difficult for them to gain work experience or receive positive advice about their future which, in the long run, will have an impact on their confidence, self-belief and ambitions. Continue reading

Stokvel groups around the country were invited to enter the 2016 Stokvel Cooking Challenge, sponsored by White Star Super Maize Meal and Royco® in partnership with Move! Magazine, to show off their creative culinary skills and win a share of the R50 000 cash prize. Stokvels responded overwhelmingly to the call, submitting recipes, their photographs and motivation as to why they should be considered to take part in the cook-off. Now, the top three in four regions have been selected to take part in the semi-final round.

On the 23rd of April the Love Thy Neighbour Women’s Club, Unity Society Group and the Siyathemba Stokvel will be competing in the Gauteng semi-final cook-off at the Elangeni Powertrade Cash & Carry in Daveyton. The contestants will need to impress the star judges – singer, actress and White Star celebrity chef, Lucia Mthiyane, and MasterChef SA 2014 runner-up, Siphokazi Mdlankomo. Continue reading

e.tv brings more authentic local entertainment to South Africans with the launch of a brand new action drama series. The Alliance premieres on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 at 9:30PM.

The Alliance is a fast-paced drama series consisting of eight episodes. It depicts the life of a popular kingpin, Bra Jay also known as the Reserve Bank Governor of Soweto. Bra Jay has a thirst for power and rules those around him with an iron fist. The action drama puts issues such as organised crime, blood diamond, drug cartels, money laundering and the damning consequences on the spotlight.

“We are delighted to add another local action drama to our schedule. Viewers who enjoyed our action dramas, Z’bondiwe and Heist, now have another fascinating drama to add on their list of favourites,” said Marlon Davids, Acting MD, e.tv Channels. Continue reading

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