Johannesburg, 15 February 2016: All it took was five determined young girls, whose common goal was to jump on stage and sing, to birth the global phenomenon the world has come to know as Fifth Harmony.
The Ride: Fifth Harmony premieres on Friday 26 February at 21:05 CAT on MTV (DStv Channel 130).
Known for hits like Worth It, Sledgehammer, Like Mariah and Boss, not to mention their sexy dance moves and quirky style, Fifth Harmony is made up of Ally Brooke Hernandez, the ‘big sister’ of the group, Normani Kordei from Atlanta, blue-eyed Lauren Jauregui, feisty Cuban Camilla Cabello and the sultry Dina Jane Henson. The girls found fame after finishing in third place on the second season of X Factor USA in 2012. Having auditioned for the show individually, the girls were formed into a group and soon repaid their trust by proving a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
On Saturday, April 2 at 21:00, Crime + Investigation® (CI) (DStv 170) will premiere The Jail: 60 Days In – an unprecedented new, original 11-part docu-series following seven innocent participants who enter the dangerous world of incarceration at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana, in an effort to expose internal issues and what really happens behind bars. As a result of the facility’s recent corrupt history, Sheriff Jamey Noel has devised a programme where the seven participants will live among the facility’s general population for 60 days without officers, fellow inmates, or staff knowing their secret.
Around-the-clock cameras captured this unparalleled access in an effort to bring problems to light and give viewers a first-hand look as the participants adapt to unfamiliar and terrifying surroundings. The Jail: 60 Days In is a candid view of what life is like behind bars, through the eyes of people who have never been charged with a crime or done time. Continue reading
Sony Pictures Television Networks’ Sony Channel (DStv Channel 127) has commissioned its first local South African television series, factual format Gogglebox.
Gogglebox South Africa is based on the award-winning UK show and observes some of the country’s most opinionated and avid TV viewers as they comment freely on the best and worst television shows of the past week from the comfort of their own sofas. It captured the imagination of households around the globe when it first launched and now Gogglebox is coming to the Sony Channel (DStv Channel 127) early 2016.
On its debut in the UK Gogglebox, which went on to win a number of awards including a BAFTA, soon became a word-of-mouth hit that had the Twittersphere buzzing and has resulted in numerous spin-offs in countries around the world. Continue reading
Stress exposure training offered by the US Drug Enforcement Administration is one of the measures the City is using to counter the ever-increasing volatility and danger that City enforcement officers face in the execution of their duties. Read more below:
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the United States Department of Justice will be presenting a specialised course to selected members of the City of Cape Town’s Metro Police, Traffic and Law Enforcement Departments this month.
The Stress Exposure Training: Officer Safety and Survival Programme was launched this morning, 15 February 2016, and is scheduled to be completed on 26 February 2016.
In 2014, the City’s Civilian Oversight Committee called on the City’s Trauma Practitioner to investigate possible training interventions that could assist officers in responding effectively when they find themselves in highly dangerous, stressful situations. The investigation found that standard police training does not adequately equip officers to deal with such situations and recommended that the Safety and Security Directorate look at the possibility of introducing stress exposure training, which has in recent years been developed for policing agencies in the United States and military units in various countries. Continue reading
This from enca.com:
CAPE TOWN – Armed robbers hit a jewellery shop in the upmarket Cavendish Square in Claremont, Cape Town, on Sunday morning, an ANA staffer on the scene reported.
It appeared that staff at the shop were held at gunpoint and a smoke bomb was released when the alarm was activated.
Western Cape police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk confirmed to ANA later on Sunday that a case of business robbery was under investigation.
“According to information… at about 11.30am four unidentified armed suspects robbed a jewellery shop in a shopping mall in Claremont. The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount jewellery.
“No-one has been arrested at this stage. They are still at large. Anyone with any information about this incident is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600-10111,” Van Wyk said.
– Africa News Agency
This from sport24.co.za:
Cape Town – Guided by a classy 101* from captain AB de Villiers, the Proteas have won the fifth one-day international at Newlands and along with it claimed a 3-2 series victory.
De Villiers won the toss and asked England to bat in slightly overcast conditions.
England’s lost regular wickets throughout their innings but opener Alex Hales stood firm, scoring 112 and ensuring England posted a competitive total of 236 all out, although the visitors did not make use of their full compliment of 50 overs.
For the Proteas, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir and David Wiese picked up three wickets apiece. England however, will feel they gifted a few soft dismissals to the home attack.
The Proteas innings started slowly with both Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock having a good look at the bowling.
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The small Southern Right whale carcass which washed ashore by the rocks in Bantry Bay, Cape Town, this morning, 14 February 2016, has been successfully removed. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town wishes to thank the National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa who has helped to remove the carcass.
It is being towed to the Oceana Power Boat Club from where it will be transported by the City’s Solid Waste Management Department to its Vissershok Landfill site, as per the standard protocol.
Marmalade Productions are proud to present – The Best of Divas, Divos & Duets 2016, a night to remember…… The culmination of the very best of 5 years of Divas, Divos & Duets. The show will feature the cream of South African performers and international artist Judy Boucher, with moments to remember from the best of past shows. Over 2 hours of beautiful memories and nostalgic moments!
Featuring: Judy Boucher, Emo Adams, Claire Phillips, Garth Taylor, Sasha Lee Davids, Karin Kortje, Alistair Izobell, Robin P, James Bhemgee and supported by the best Cape Town musicians – Camillo Lombard &Top Dog.
All the artists featured on the line-up have all performed in successful shows around the country recently. All are current, relevant and will be on one grand stage in February.
Marmalade Productions will elevate the brand and bring you the best entertainment in one packed show.
Limited seats available – so book now!!!!
Show: The Best of Divas, Divos & Duets 2016
Judy Boucher, Emo Adams, Claire Phillips, Garth Taylor, Sasha Lee Davids, Karin Kortje, Alistair Izobell, Robin P, James Bhemgee and supported by the best Cape Town musicians – Camillo Lombard & Top Dog.
Date: Saturday – 20 February 2016
COMPETITION HERE: Continue reading
Johannesburg, 12 February 2016: Africa’s #1 urban lifestyle festival filled up the TicketPro Dome in December, setting a new bar for music and lifestyle events on the continent. Now you can catch all the magic, glamour and behind-the-scenes excitement of BET Experience Africa in a series of themed BETX programmes premiering on BET (DStv channel 129) from Saturday 13 February.
The celebration of the BET Experience kicks off with BETX Africa 2015 Live!, a concert special showcasing the musical artistry of Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Raphael Saadiq and Young Thug, as they appeared on the same stage as African superstarsAKA, Flavour and Diamond Platnumz. Continue reading