Regarded as the country’s premier music awards and run and hosted by the Recording Industry of South Africa, this year’s SAMAs take place on Saturday, 4th June at the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) with the EThekwini Municipality as the hosting partner.
Says Refiloe Ramogase, Chairman of the SAMAs: “We are delighted with our new partnership with the very progressively minded Ethekwini Municipality. This marks a fresh chapter in South Africa’s premier music Music Award show! A chapter in which we shall build on the Annual South African Music Award’s solid, respected heritage and proud legacy with a renewed youthful vibrancy.”
Says CLLR James Nxumalo, Mayor of EThekwini, “Music brings people together, irrespective of race, creed or culture and eThekwini is proud to be hosting the 22nd South African Music Awards (SAMAs). It is fitting that the ceremony will take place at our historic venue, the Durban Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC), which has been transformed into a world class events and conference centre over the years. Our ICC is recognised world-wide and has received numerous accolades over the years. Continue reading
This from ewn.co.za:
Jeffrey Wenninger says he repeatedly tried to verbally and physically resist the singer’s alleged advances.
JOHANNESBURG – Sir Elton John is facing a sexual harassment claim from one of his former security guards.
Jeffrey Wenninger claims the singer touched him inappropriately several times throughout the course of his employment in 2014.
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This from news24.com:
Johannesburg – The Constitutional Court will hand down judgment in Nkandla matter on Thursday this week.
In a letter by the senior registrar’s clerk of the Constitutional Court, it informs parties that judgment would be handed down at 10:00 on March 31.
The matter relates to security upgrades – paid for the taxpayer – made to Zuma’s home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.
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City Law Enforcement staff were instrumental in apprehending a gang of armed robbers this morning who had stolen a hefty sum of money from the local Engen garage.
The City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement staff based in Bonteheuwel had an eventful start to their day when officers chased down a gang of armed robbers. Continue reading
At 13:30 this afternoon Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical Services was alerted to a motor vehicle accident where a car rolled off the Franschhoek Pass and caught alight. Witnesses on the scene report that the vehicle was travelling in the direction of Villiersdorp and one person was seen trapped inside the burning wreck. Emergency Services including medical, rescue and fire are all on scene. No further details are available at this time.
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork and Mindy (True Movies, DStv Channel 138, Thursday March 31 at 15h15) follows Robin Williams’ sudden rise to fame and personal turmoil during that time as well as focusing on producer Garry Marshall who created the hit TV show.
Beginning with Williams in his days as a San Francisco street performer, the narrative follows his meteoric rise after the fast-talking Marshall decides to introduce a “Martian” within the Happy Days franchise.
Soon enough, he’s at the centre of his own major hit in Mork and Mindy and neglecting his sweetheart-turned-bride, hanging out in clubs, fooling around and partying with John Belushi.
The film stars Chris Diamantopoulos as Robin Williams; Erinn Hayes as Pam Dawber; Daniel Roebuck as Garry Marshall; David Josefsberg as Henry Winkler and Tyler Labine as John Belushi.