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Gen-Z creatives influencing urban youth culture in 2020
Gen-Z creatives influencing urban youth culture in 2020Article

The 18-24 urban youth space is one that many brands have struggled to crack because the audience is very a fickle and hard to please market with more access to information than any other generation. Bonga Mpungose has identified three young urban creatives we believe are a personification of the new 'cool'...

Bonga Mpungose Smanga 6 hours ago

Die Heuwels Fantasties to launch new album with livestream show
Die Heuwels Fantasties to launch new album with livestream showArticle

Die Heuwels Fantasties (DHF) will unveil their new album, 2021, with a livestream show on 30 May 2020...

3 days ago

A mural by famed Cape Town artist Faith47. Frédéric Soltan/Corbis/Getty Images.
Cape Town's creative firms are business innovators - but they're vulnerableArticle

Rhodes University research findings show that there is an agile group of mostly small, highly innovative, firms that combine cultural and digital skills to meet market demand...

Jen Snowball 22 May 2020

#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Lerato Motloung
#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Lerato MotloungArticle

In the run-up to the 23rd Prism Awards to be announced virtually on Friday, 15 May, we chatted to this year's cohort of 'young voices' about their fresh approach to the judging process...

Jessica Tennant 6 May 2020

Cassper Nyovest, Sho Madjozi and more to perform on KFC's Add Hope Live online concert
Cassper Nyovest, Sho Madjozi and more to perform on KFC's Add Hope Live online concertArticle

KFC will host a free online concert on Sunday, 26 April 2020 in aid of Covid-19 relief efforts...

24 Apr 2020

#Newsmaker: Lesley Piet, her time to rise and shine
#Newsmaker: Lesley Piet, her time to rise and shineArticle

Radio presenter, DJ and voice over artist Lesley Piet recently moved to Bloemfontein to join OFM, where she's co-hosting a new breakfast show and hosting her own show on Saturday afternoons...

Jessica Tennant 22 Apr 2020

Safe Fund to help the entertainment industry during Covid-19 lockdown
Safe Fund to help the entertainment industry during Covid-19 lockdownArticle

Safe is a new non-profit organisation - which was launched to raise relief funds for South Africa's entertainment, events and festival community...

20 Apr 2020

Music saves the day: Kfm 94.5 launches new SA music show
Music saves the day: Kfm 94.5 launches new SA music showArticle

Cape Town commercial radio station, Kfm 94.5 has launched a new South African music show called SA Royalty...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 15 Apr 2020

DHL Stormers release tribute video of Johnny Clegg's 'The Crossing'
DHL Stormers release tribute video of Johnny Clegg's 'The Crossing'Article

The DHL Stormers recently released a tribute video of Johnny Clegg's "The Crossing". The rugby team was joined by various artists and local celebrities to record and film the tribute video in their bye week at the beginning of March 2020...

9 Apr 2020

Jon Savage, conceptualiser/co-developer of inBroadcast, a division of HaveYouHeard.
[Radio & Podcasts] "Integrated content is the most powerful space" - Jon SavageArticle

Jon Savage believes integrated content is the most powerful space for both radio stations, audiences and brands because it is truly organic...

Juanita Pienaar 6 Apr 2020

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4 ways brands should switch up their social media during Covid-19Article

Social distancing doesn't mean you have to become anti-social. If anything, brands should be more social than ever before. But it's how they do it, that counts, writes Natalie Pool, head of social at VMLY&R South Africa...

Natalie Pool 1 Apr 2020

#MusicExchange: The Kiffness
#MusicExchange: The KiffnessArticle

The Kiffness headlines K-Day this weekend in Cape Town and has a Number One song on iTunes at the moment with new single "Wiggle A Bit" with Nathan Ro. Martin Myers caught up with founder and brainchild David Scott...

Martin Myers 3 Mar 2020

3rd Midem African Forum to come to Cape Town
3rd Midem African Forum to come to Cape TownArticle

The third Midem African Forum will be coming to the Bridges for Music Academy in Cape Town on 28 February 2020. The event will include keynote talks, masterclasses and workshops - which will be delivered by an array of international speakers...

19 Feb 2020

#MusicExchange: WONDERboom
#MusicExchange: WONDERboomArticle

"Voodoo Doll" is the brand new single from iconic SA rock band, WONDERboom and takes the award-winning quartet into a harder realm, which fans have been calling for...

Martin Myers 14 Jan 2020

Top local and international jazz artists to lead the 21st celebration of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Top local and international jazz artists to lead the 21st celebration of the Cape Town International Jazz FestivalArticle

Lighting up the stage at Africa's Grandest Gathering will be some of the best local and international music icons, including PJ Morton from the USA, Jacob Collier from the UK, Abdullah Ibrahim, Jonathan Butler - with special guest Candy Dulfer from the Netherlands...

Issued by espAfrika 6 Dec 2019

Huawei KDay - Mark your calendars for 7 March 2020
Huawei KDay - Mark your calendars for 7 March 2020Article

Huawei KDay, inspired by the Huawei nova 5T, returns to Meerendal Wine Estate on 7 March 2020 for Cape Town's hottest music festival experience...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 19 Nov 2019

Brian McKnight, Karyn White to perform at Sun Arena w/ Lira, Lady Zamar
Brian McKnight, Karyn White to perform at Sun Arena w/ Lira, Lady ZamarArticle

Multi-award-winning artists Brian McKnight and Karyn White will be performing at Time Square in Tshwane on 20 December 2019. They will be joined on stage by SA's Lira and Lady Zamar...

15 Nov 2019

Mix Fest 2019 | Thank you!
Mix Fest 2019 | Thank you!Article

On 28 and 29 September, Mix 93.8 FM, in partnership with Channeled Events, hosted the first-ever Mix Fest at Cradle Moon Game Lodge, in the historical Cradle of Humankind in Muldersdrift...

Issued by Mix 93.8 FM 13 Nov 2019

Jeremy Loops - What Would I Know
Jeremy Loops - What Would I KnowVideo

Jeremy Loops unveils the official music video for his latest single, ‘What Would I Know’. The video was directed by Rob Smith who worked on his music video for ‘Gold’, which won the 2019 South African Music Award for ‘Music Video of the Year’ as well as a Silver Loerie.

22 Oct 2019

International Internet Day: A gift or a curse?
International Internet Day: A gift or a curse?Article

In 1969, little-known 21-year-old UCLA student programmer Charley Kline administered the first electronic message between computers; a truly groundbreaking moment within the initial stages of the technological age...

Abongile Silonga, Issued by Wits DigitalCampus 16 Oct 2019

#MusicExchange: David Watkyns
#MusicExchange: David WatkynsArticle

Cape Town-based singer-songwriter David Watkyns recently released his brilliant debut single "Magic" - which is out now across all digital platforms...

Martin Myers 1 Oct 2019

Freshlyground. Image credit: Jonx Pellimer.
What's on at the 2019 Prime FestArticle

The 2019 Prime Fest will be held at Casalinga in Muldersdrift on 5 October...

25 Sep 2019

Hugh Masekela. Image supplied.
Manhattan School of Music Hugh Masekela Scholarship applications are openArticle

Applications for the 2020 Manhattan School of Music Hugh Masekela Scholarship are open until 1 December 2019...

19 Sep 2019

Panel for the 22nd annual BASA Awards
Panel for the 22nd annual BASA AwardsArticle

The adjudication panel for the 22nd annual Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Awards, partnered by Hollard, has been announced...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 16 Sep 2019

Candice Pillay to speak at #MEX19
Candice Pillay to speak at #MEX19Article

South African-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Candice Pillay will be speaking this year's Music Exchange (#MEX19)...

5 Sep 2019

David Kramer and other #MEX19 highlights
David Kramer and other #MEX19 highlightsArticle

Stage and recording artist icon David Kramer is set to deliver the keynote address at this year's Music Exchange (#MEX19)...

29 Aug 2019

Piwe Motshegoa, head of sales: general entertainment at DStv media sales. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Africans aren't just swimming with the creative sharks, we are the sharksArticle

Piwe Motshegoa, head of sales: general entertainment at DStv media sales, kicked off the DStv Seminar of Creativity - a highlight of Loeries Creative Week as the industry gets ready for the annual award nights - with a reminder that Africans hold all the storytelling magic they need...

Leigh Andrews 23 Aug 2019

Lira honoured as first African Barbie role model
Lira honoured as first African Barbie role modelArticle

Ahead of Women's Day in South Africa on 9 August, toy manufacturer Mattel has revealed that local singer Lira is the next Barbie role model to be recognised with a one-of-a-kind doll in her likeness...

7 Aug 2019

Influential men's fashion retailer John Craig opens the doors to its new store in Mall of the South
Influential men's fashion retailer John Craig opens the doors to its new store in Mall of the SouthArticle

John Craig is once again reinvigorating its latest range incorporating fresh and clean elements for summer that is noticeable yet affordable to reach new, smart and modern customers.

Issued by John Craig 22 Jul 2019

#Newsmaker: "PR is creative!" - Lebo Madiba, Ogilvy PR's new managing partner
#Newsmaker: "PR is creative!" - Lebo Madiba, Ogilvy PR's new managing partnerArticle

Lebo Madiba was recently appointed managing partner: Public Relations and Influence at Ogilvy Johannesburg...

Jessica Tennant 5 Jul 2019

Jeremy Loops chats new tour, Sama wins and self-awareness
Jeremy Loops chats new tour, Sama wins and self-awarenessArticle

After extensive touring overseas, Jeremy Loops and his band bring their Golden Waves Tour to seven cities around the country this July. We got in touch with Loops to chat about the new album, upcoming tour and recent Sama award...

Ruth Cooper 24 Jun 2019

Distruction Boyz, Lady Zamar and Desmond & the Tutus to perform at Ballito Pro 2019
Distruction Boyz, Lady Zamar and Desmond & the Tutus to perform at Ballito Pro 2019Article

The lineup for the Ballito Pro 2019 Music Concert has been announced. The concert will be held at the Salt Rock Main Beach in KwaZulu-Natal from 4 to 5 July 2019...

19 Jun 2019

2019 In Good Company Conference to celebrate 'Art of Business'
2019 In Good Company Conference to celebrate 'Art of Business'Article

Set for 15 August at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria, this year's In Good Company Conference will be celebrating the 'Art of Business'...

12 Jun 2019

All the 2019 SAMA winners
All the 2019 SAMA winnersArticle

The 25th annual South African Music Awards took place at Sun City over the weekend and saw Sho Madjozi, Sjava and DJ Black Coffee dominate...

3 Jun 2019

Two Oceans Aquarium to host 8 bands in 2019 After Dark concert series
Two Oceans Aquarium to host 8 bands in 2019 After Dark concert seriesArticle

The lineup for 2019 After Dark concert series at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town has been announced...

27 May 2019

Bongo Muffin
What's on at the 2019 Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle FestArticle

The second edition of the Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival will be held at the House on Fire Sculpture Garden in Swaziland from 2 to 3 August 2019...

16 May 2019

Prince Kaybee, Nadia Nakai and Yanga Chief unveiled as Courvoisier Collective campaign influencers
Prince Kaybee, Nadia Nakai and Yanga Chief unveiled as Courvoisier Collective campaign influencersArticle

Courvoisier, the most awarded cognac house in the world, finally unveiled its "influencers" on Thursday night, 2 May 2019: South African musicians Prince Kaybee, Nadia Nakai and Yanga Chief...

Issued by Optimize Agency 6 May 2019

7 of the best local hits to stream now
7 of the best local hits to stream nowArticle

Here's a list of seven of the best local hits on Showmax this month...

Issued by Showmax 29 Apr 2019

All the 2019 SAMA nominees
All the 2019 SAMA nomineesArticle

The SA Music Awards (SAMA) nominees for 2019 were announced last night, 25 April 2019...

26 Apr 2019

SAMAs to celebrate 25 years with a trip down memory lane
SAMAs to celebrate 25 years with a trip down memory laneArticle

To mark the 25 years since it started, the SA Music Awards (SAMA) will take a look back at the award show's past under the theme of 25toLife...

17 Apr 2019

OppiKoppi 25 postponed until 2020
OppiKoppi 25 postponed until 2020Article

The 25th annual OppiKoppi music festival has been postponed until 2020. The festival's owners, Matchbox LIVE, made this decision after discussions with all stakeholders, international investors and partners as well as sponsors and partners on the viability of the project this year...

11 Apr 2019

Q&A with Ryan Kruger, director of 2019 SA Indie Film Fest
Q&A with Ryan Kruger, director of 2019 SA Indie Film FestArticle

The SA Indie Film Fest will debut in Johannesburg on 18 May at The Bioscope and will continue with screenings at The Labia Theatre, Cape Town on 26 May 2019 and will showcase local and international talented, short-form indie filmmakers...

Patricia Furstenberg 8 Apr 2019

Award winners at the 2019 Forbes Woman Africa Awards. © GABHISATV.
Forbes Woman Africa Awards 2019 winners announcedArticle

The continent's most influential women in business, sports, science, entertainment and leadership received recognition at the prestigious Forbes Woman Africa Awards inaugural gala dinner held at Durban's Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on Friday, 8 March...

12 Mar 2019

AKA, Sho Madjozi and more to perform at 2019 VW VIVOnation
AKA, Sho Madjozi and more to perform at 2019 VW VIVOnationArticle

The VW VIVOnation music and lifestyle festival will return to The Container Yard in downtown Johannesburg from 6 to 7 April 2019...

11 Mar 2019

Radio host Benjy Mudie joins Hot 91.9FM
Radio host Benjy Mudie joins Hot 91.9FMArticle

Benjy Mudie has joined Hot 91.9FM and will host a brand-new show, Good Times with Benjy Mudie, every Sunday from 3pm-6pm, playing timeless classic pop and soul from the sixties, seventies and eighties...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 7 Mar 2019

6 things to know about Mashabela Galane
6 things to know about Mashabela GalaneArticle

The first episode of Showmax's third Original, Trippin With Skhumba, premieres this Thursday, 28 February, building on the success of Tali's Wedding Diary and The Girl From St Agnes...

Issued by Showmax 28 Feb 2019

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