e.tv viewers can look forward to another brand new cutting-edge rural drama this April. The Kingdom- uKhakhayi, set around the intriguing AmaBhaca tribe who predominantly reside in uMzimkhulu and the surrounding areas, premieres on Tuesday, 5 April at 9:05PM on e.tv.
The Kingdom – uKhakhayi is a rural drama series based on a royal AmaBhaca tribe that was led by Chief Zwelakhe, who is now deceased. The kingdom is currently under the leadership of a paramount chief, Jezebomvu. The drama explores the quest for power by the ruthless and cunning paramount chief. This power struggle leaves the family divided into two camps, one camp is led by the matriarch of the house and the other by Jezembovu. Stories of power struggles, fights for leadership, betrayal, loyalty and backstabbing make for compelling viewing.
Johannesburg, 23 March 2016: This week’s edition of Top Actor Africa (BET, 19:30CAT Tuesday 22 March) saw 23-year old Sabelo Sibeko from Johannesburg and 20-year old Hendrik Lombard from Pretoria in the hot seat.
In tonight’s episode, the contestants were given a memory class by top memory coach, James Jooste, before readying for the main ‘theatre’ challenge. While Alex and Lorraineput on their best performances, Sabelo struggled to impress the judges and Hendrikforgot some of his lines, leaving them in the bottom two. Continue reading
The arrival of the Easter holidays signals a well-earned break for many families as they head off across the country. Make safety your first priority, using these safe driving tips from Midas
Johannesburg, 22 March 2016 – The Easter holidays represent a welcome respite for many families as they take a break from work and school to make the most of South Africa’s great summer weather before autumn arrives. However, it also means a marked increase in traffic volumes, particularly heading out of the major cities towards SA’s popular coastal towns and inland destinations.
Sadly, this also translates into a massive spike in road accidents and fatalities, with over 14 000 people losing their lives on our roads each year – most of which is concentrated around the peak holiday periods during Easter and Christmas. Continue reading
As the topic of race continues to make headlines in South Africa, MTV South Africa got social media buzzing around the globe on Human Right’s Day (21 March) with its #LetsTalkColour campaign.
The TV and social media campaign achieved an estimated 22.7 Million impressions on Twitter as the channel and all its affiliated social media accounts made the symbolic gesture of turning black and white for 24 hours.
Among the high profile figures and organisations who voiced their support to the campaign were Trevor Noah, The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Gareth Cliff, AKA, Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Sport and Recreation, Julius Malema, CNN, Unathi Msengana, Poppy Ntshongwana and Khloe Kardashian. Continue reading
They have performed the song together at Ultra South Africa and Sonar and have now been able to perform it abroad.
This past Sunday, 20 March the two did South Africa proud when they performed at the Ultra Miami music festival on the spider-shaped Resistance floor.
Check out the video at Ultra Miami: https://www.facebook.com/CARAisMusic/videos
The 20th anniversary celebrations commences on the Easter Weekend , MTN Joyous Celebration is undoubtedly the most successful musical group in the Country , and it will be embarking on the tour which will be launched at Carnival City from the 25th – 27thMarch 2016 ..
MTN JOYOUS CELEBRATION LAUNCHES JOYOUS 20
Date: Friday, 25 -27 March 2016
Venue: Carnival City
Gates open : Friday 17:30 PM
Show Time : 19:30 PM
Gates open : Saturday 17:30 PM
Show Time 19:30 PM
Show Time : Sunday 17:30 PM
Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, is creating a blind-friendly park in Bellville within walking distance of the Athlone School for the Blind. The design and special features, including a scented garden and acoustic way-finding, will assist children with limited vision or no sight at all to orientate themselves in this outdoor space. Read more below:
The park is situated between Berol Street and Beroma Crescent and is funded from Transport for Cape Town’s budget for non-motorised transport, a programme aimed at improving pedestrian facilities across Cape Town. The park will be fitted with universal access – dropped kerbs and tactile paving – along both roads, making it easier for those with limited eye sight to enter the grounds in the suburb of Beroma in Bellville. Continue reading
Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) Minister Nomvula Mokonyane kicked off National Water Week recently by stating: “As government we are very concerned about this situation and we are making a call to all South Africans to adapt their lives and face the reality that water is a scarce resource that has no substitute.” Today, as we recognise World Water Day to inspire action on water issues, we cannot forget the tremendous toll that our eating habits take on our water systems. This is particularly pertinent in South Africa, as we face our “worst drought in years.”
According to the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs, the demand for water is already outstripped in Gauteng since 2013, and will be in the whole of South Africa by 2025. 60% of water supply is used for agricultural use (including irrigation), 18% for environmental use, 11,5% for urban and domestic use, and 10,5% for mining and industrial use. Continue reading
This from iol.co.za:
Brussels – Victims lay in pools of blood, their limbs blown off, as the smoke cleared to reveal a scene of horror after twin explosions ripped through the main terminal at Brussels airport, witnesses told AFP.
The normally bustling departure hall at Zaventem was wrecked by the morning rush-hour blasts, with part of the ceiling collapsing near the check-in desks and many of the huge plate glass windows blown out by the attack.
“A man shouted a few words in Arabic and then I heard a huge blast,” airport baggage security officer Alphonse Lyoura, who still had blood on his hands following the explosion, told AFP.
He said there was another explosion about two minutes later.
“I helped at least six or seven wounded people. We took out some bodies that were not moving. It was total panic everywhere,” Lyoura said.
“I saw people lying on the ground covered in blood who were not moving.
“At least six or seven people’s legs were totally crushed. A lot of people lost limbs. One man had lost both legs and there was a policeman with a totally mangled leg.”
Emergency services said at least 11 people were killed in the blast and many others wounded.
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Pivothead South Africa has appointed Smile 90.4FM radio presenter Bobby Brown as its new brand ambassador. Available in South Africa for the first time, Pivothead puts the camera where your eyes are, letting you capture hands-free video and still images from your own point-of-view.
Known for his much acclaimed Tech Report on radio, Brown is a self-confessed geek. “I’m delighted to be appointed as brand ambassador. I love all tech, especially innovations. Pivothead is the perfect amalgamation of new tech, innovated into a brilliant new application. It’s one of those gadgets that make you wonder why nobody has thought of this before. So to join the group was a bit of a no-brainer”
His current profile is very much about Science, Technology, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.). “I’m about to launch a YouTube channel that goes back to my journalism roots of engaging human interest stories. My Pivothead glasses are going to come in very handy in this regard.” Continue reading