London, March 2nd 2016. For the first time, the BBC’s international news services are to use chat apps to bring their hard hitting storytelling to even more people around the globe.
As BBC World News marks 25 years of TV news broadcasting, the channel’s international current affairs programme Our World will use Viber to tell the story of a kidnapping that took place in Mexico, publishing posts via a BBC public channel within the app. It will be delivered to Viber users across a week, replicating the timeline of the original events as told by the victims. This will then be tied in with the television broadcast of the half hour documentary Our World: Kidnapped in Mexico.
For their audiences on the continent and beyond, BBC Africa will be using WhatsApp to tell the story of young people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who are using new online ways to get their voices heard and bring change to their country. Across five days clips will be shared from its documentary ‘Young, Angry and Connected’. Continue reading
CAPE TOWN, SA: Abalimi Bezekhaya has partnered with Green Monday South Africa, a new initiative launched by Humane Society International (HSI) that aims to improve animal welfare, human health and environmental sustainability. Green Monday encourages consumers to leave meat, dairy and eggs off their plates for one day a week, and replace it with delicious plant-based alternatives.
To help the Northern Suburbs take part in this fun and delicious movement, Harvest of Hope (HoH) will now also be offering fresh, organically-grown veggies to consumers living in the Durbanville and De Tyger areas once a week (on Tuesdays). Harvest of Hope already provides this popular service to a variety of other suburbs in Cape Town. Veggie lovers in the Northern Suburbs can now order and collect their fresh weekly greens at iNkosi Eco Lodge, who has also joined the Green Monday movement. Continue reading
This from timeslive.co.za:
Kanye West has sparked speculation he uses illegal torrents after a screenshot he posted showed he had a Pirate Bay tab open.
The All Day hitmaker caused controversy when he posted on Twitter a screenshot of his laptop to show he was listening to Sufjan Stevens – but it was the other tabs he had open which caught the eye of fans.
One tab read ‘Pirate Bay Torrent Xfe…’, while another could be seen displaying ‘Xfer Records Serum t..’ , prompting Twitter users including producer Deadmau5 to accuse him of stealing wavetable synthesizer programme Serum by Xfer Records. The EDM star tweeted: ”What the f*** @kanyewest … Can’t afford serum? D***. (sic)”
And Deadmau5 also called on fans to donate money to help West – who recently claimed he was $53 million in debt – purchase the $189 music production programme, which is used to produce high-quality sound with an easy-to-use interface. He posted: ”Let’s start a Kickstarter to help @kanyewest afford a copy of Serum.
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TMT Services and Supplies was awarded the contract for the completion of the outstanding works to supply, install, test, commission and maintain the MyCiTi Control Centre hardware, software and related systems in April last year. This system is collectively known as the Advanced Public Transport Management System, or APTMS.
During the first three months of the contract, TMT Services and Supplies had to establish the status quo of the entire system. Since then, they have commenced with the process of gradually reinstating the hardware, software and related systems needed to make the control centre fully operational. Continue reading
After sellout shows in its first weekend where Port Elizabethans were treated to a world-class international circus production, the all-human, all-spectacular, all-entertaining AUSSIE: THE AUSTRALIAN CIRCUS SPECTACULAR has extended its PE season until Sunday, 13 March, 2016.
Tickets are selling like hotcakes for this spectacular extravaganza which includes, stunning acrobatics, death defying aerial stunts, hilarious slapstick clown comedy, one of the world’s only surviving Human Cannonball acts, the splitting Globe of Death featuring up to four motorbike riders at once and so much more! It is a show that will delight and entertain the whole family, so don’t miss out on the chance to see this international, world-class Circus spectacular. Continue reading
Two adult males were shot dead and two others, an adult male and female were rushed to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. The shooting incident occurred in Grindal Avenue, Lavender Hill at 17:30 on Tuesday afternoon. Both the deceased sustained gunshot wounds to the head.
Adrian from Kuils River has such a great interest in Air suspension that he started his own business. His 318i E46 Touring is a 2003 model and most people don’t like station wagons, but you have to admit that this particular station wagon is very sexy. Adrian’s had the car for two years and as you can see it has undergone some dramatic alterations.
It started with the 18-inch WCI narrow and wide wheels. 215/35/18 front and back but wider 9.5j wheels for the rear. The drop kit is a custom air ride kit Adrian built himself. The air suspension makes the ride more comfortable than any standard BMW suspension and BMW themselves offer air suspension on some of their more expensive models like the 7 Series and X5 as an optional extra. Continue reading
Due to unprecedented public demand for Nicki Minaj tickets, the promoters of the American rap sensation’s upcoming South African tour have announced an extra Johannesburg date.
Minaj’s Pinkprint Tour will now invade Johannesburg’s Ticketpro Dome on 17 and 18 March 2016, with Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium hosting the flamboyant Anaconda hitmaker on 20 March 2016 and Cape Town’s Grand West Arena wrapping up the tour in style on 22 March 2016.
Tickets for the new and existing concert dates are currently on sale at www.ticketpros.co.za and Edgars stores.
Says David Airey, of tour promoter Airey Scott Entertainment: “We have been blown away by South Africans’ response to Nicki Minaj’s upcoming tour, proving that she is unquestionably one of the world’s hottest live entertainment acts at the moment. Tickets have literally been flying and we are thrilled that we could persuade her management to add an extra concert to accommodate the massive demand for tickets.” Continue reading
After 25 years of unwavering service to Western Province Rugby and the Western Province Rugby Union (WPRFU), CEO Rob Wagner will take long leave effective immediately.
Mr Wagner has been a faithful servant of the union, and was at the forefront in the transition from the amateur to professional era, helping transform the brand into one of the strongest in world rugby.
Mr Wagner was employed as senior sports administrator at the University of Cape Town in 1988 where he served for four years before being appointed as Marketing Manager by the WPRFU in 1991.
He would move on to the position of Director of Development and then Managing Director of WP Rugby in 1997 before being appointed Group CEO for both the WPRFU, Western Province Rugby (Pty) Ltd and the DHL Stormers.
Mr Wagner said that the position that he occupied was never taken for granted.