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Monday, 25 September 2017

@Discovery_SA @JacarandaFM #SpringWalk Welcomed Spring With A Beat #Pretoria

Hi Guys, 

The 6th Annual Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk was a resounding success as Spring Walkers interacted with the Jacaranda FM talent such as Breakfast show team, Tumi Morake and Martin Bester who did the 5km walk as well as the rest of the Jacaranda FM team. Almost 9000 participants 'Walked to the Beat' to welcome Spring at the Discovery Jacaranda FM annual Spring Walk this past weekend at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens.
Jacaranda FM’s Thabiso 'Mack' Rapapali and Carla McKenzie at the start of the 15km walk
Jacaranda FM’s Thabiso 'Mack' Rapapali and Carla McKenzie at the start of the 15km walk
Everyone was prepared to shake off their winter blues in 5km, 8km and 15km walks, and this year’s new addition of an 8km run for those who wanted to push their limits. Festivities kicked-off bright and early with Jacaranda FM’s Thabiso 'Mack' Rapapali and Carla McKenzie firing the opening shot for the 15km race.

With Discovery as a partner, this meant participants also earned Vitality points for their participation in the SpringWalk. “The partnership with Jacaranda FM is a perfect fit for us as it brings out the core values of both businesses”, said Discovery’s Head of Sponsorships and Experiential Marketing, Iona Maclean.

After the morning’s healthy exercise, Dewald Wasserfall and Rubber Duc rocked the crowds, while others gathered in front of the big screens to catch the rugby championship clash between Australia and the Springboks. South African celebrities and fitness experts were spotted enroute. These included our very own former Miss South Africa, Liesl Laurie; Gavin Edward and the Bulls Rugby players who all enjoyed watching the rugby match. While parents enjoyed the stellar line-up, Spar kiddies’ area surely kept the little ones occupied.
Masses gathered at Pretoria Botanical Gardens for the 6th Annual Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk
“The resounding response and support received from our listeners always delights us. We are a family-orientated station and we pride ourselves with competitive content and entertainment,” says Kevin Fine, General Manager at Jacaranda FM.

“Thank you to Discovery, our listeners, the City of Tshwane and everyone who made this event a great success,” concludes Fine.

Join in the conversation on all our social media platforms and share your memories of #Springwalk
Rubber Duc performing their hit songs live for the #SpringWalk crowd
Rubber Duc performing their hit songs live for the #SpringWalk crowd
About Jacaranda FM
Jacaranda FM is the biggest Independent radio station in Gauteng. Recently awarded Best Commercial Radio Station of the Year (2015) in the Liberty Radio Awards, Jacaranda FM boasts an exclusive listenership of 41% of its listening population.

Proud winner of the Best Breakfast Show, Best Night Time Radio Show, and Best Afternoon Drive presenter at the South African Radio Awards in 2017, Jacaranda FM continued to deliver on its commitment to provide listeners with world-class entertainment. Earlier this year the station launched a brand-new value proposition - "More Music You Love" - which promises to uphold the station's commitment to playing more music than any other radio station, and providing an array of musical entertainment through concerts, sporting and social events.

Jacaranda FM avidly supports sustainable responsibility initiatives, focused particularly on education and building a better society.

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@JhbProperty Celebrating Diversity and Culture on #HeritageDay #CityofJohannesburg

Hi Guys, 

Recently, the Joburg Property Company (JPC), an agency of the City of Johannesburg, completed the Council Chamber building north of Rissik Street. This building contains the stories of the residents of Johannesburg, told in visual form through the unique creation of 134 beautifully carved Totems.

It was fitting that the competition for those Totems commenced over Heritage Day in 2016. These Totems were once again in the spotlight when the JPC was listed as a finalist in the prestigious BASA (Business and Arts South Africa) annual awards ceremony held on 17 September 2017 at the Nirox Sculpture Park in the Cradle of Humankind.
@JhbProperty Celebrating Diversity and Culture on #HeritageDay #CityofJohannesburg
The BASA Awards this year highlighted the great partnerships that can be formed between business and the city. Once again it highlights the absolute need to ensure that the arts remain integral part of our society – growing cultural capital and social engagement and brings it all together to celebrate our heritage.

Heritage Day is a truly beautiful day. A day when South Africans of all creeds and cultures come together to celebrate their diversity. Now that may seem like a paradox, but celebrating the vast array of beliefs and traditions that make up our rich heritage, does just that… Brings us together. In fact, it firmly roots us as a nation that belongs to all its colourful people – a nation that can celebrate who we are individually and collectively.

Celebrating our cultures, in all their beautifully diverse forms, helps to build us towards a South Africa of the future. Heritage Day is about capturing this unique spirit of our nation on an ongoing basis, not just celebrating a day on the South African calendar. Over the centuries, one of the most important ways culture has been celebrated and transferred, is through the visual arts. And the Council Chamber Totems which are now in full view of the public and the councillors, do just that on a daily basis.

One young girl took ownership of her artwork in a way that a seasoned artist would and wanted to understand exactly what the next steps were to be involved in this process. Others were just overjoyed and could not believe their artwork would be displayed in those hallowed corridors. Their pride was overwhelming to community leaders and humbling to others.

Johannesburg has been a cosmopolitan city from the outset – a burgeoning community built on diversity. From the San people who originally inhabited the region, to the groups of Bantu-speaking people who started moving southwards from Central Africa by the 13th Century, to people who flocked here from far and wide in the Gold Rush of the late 1800’s, Johannesburg, Jozi, eGoli, Plek van Goud, is no stranger to multiplicity and the uniqueness it brings. With this colourful palette of history and culture as a backdrop, participants in the art competition were able to draw on and express their personal Jozi experiences, perspectives and heritage.
@JhbProperty Celebrating Diversity and Culture on #HeritageDay #CityofJohannesburg
In the spirit of Ubuntu, the selected artworks were each awarded with R5000, but the greatest prize that could have been given, was the overwhelming sense of pride in seeing their work memorialised.

Visitors are now able to enjoy the experience of walking the circular floors of the Chamber, complimented by the towering 2 metre high totems framing magnificent city views. Each totem carries the name of the artist at the bottom of the piece.

Heritage Day is a day to celebrate the contributions of all South Africans to the building of a nation. In this vein, the Totem Art Competition praises the honoured traditions of the citizens of Johannesburg and the contributions they have made in making our City what it is today. When the competition kicked off, JPC invited residents to take part in leaving a lasting legacy… And collectively, they have certainly done just that. 
 
Website: www.jhbproperty.co.za, twitter handle @jhbproperty
Facebook: Joburg Property Company, Instagram: jpc_prop
 
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Pre-order @SonyXperiaZA #XperiaXZ1 @Takealot Receive #MDRZX110 Headphones Free

Hi Guys,
 
Sony Mobile Communications in partnership with, Takealot today announce an exclusive offer that you don’t want to miss. Pre-order the Xperia XZ1 now for R9,999.00 with Takealot and receive a free pair of Sony MDR-ZX110 headphones.

The Xperia XZ1, announced at IFA 2017, incorporates the latest Motion Eye™ camera for capturing detail beyond human eye capability, new ground-breaking technology for mobile with 3D scanning, class-leading display technologies for beautiful on-screen images including HDR display, and a premium listening experience with Hi-Res Audio.
Pre-order @SonyXperiaZA #XperiaXZ1 @Takealot Receive #MDRZX110 Headphones Free
The Sony MDR-ZX110 lightweight headphones, with swiveling earcup design, deliver a punchy - rhythmic response to even the most demanding track. Combined with a highly sensitive diaphragm, you’ll be able to turn the headphones up louder – without the need for an amp – and still enjoy clear, precise audio across the spectrum. To top-it-off it comes with an in-line remote and built-in microphone on the headphone cord so you can take hands-free calls from your phone while listening to music.

Visit Takealot today and take advantage of this amazing offer! Offer valid while stock lasts.

*Limited to 100 units Ts&Cs apply


To follow all updates keep an eye out on Sony Mobile’s Facebook page and their Twitter page
 
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DJ Tira Massacres #RedBullCultureClash 2017 Opponents @RedBullZA #Jozi


Hi Guys,

The energy at Orlando Stadium was electrifying on the evening of 23 September 2017 as four epic Sound Systems battled it out for the Red Bull Culture Clash South Africa 2017 crown.

Over four intensely competitive rounds, AKA fronting Top Boyz Sound System, battled it out against DJ Tira’s Durban Massacre Sound System, Patoranking and Red Hot Sound System and Admiral & Jahseed with African Storm - each repping their respective genres - hip hop, house, afro-beats and reggae. In the end, it was DJ Tira and Durban Massacre Sound System that won over the crowd and took the coveted title.
DJ Tira Massacres #RedBullCultureClash 2017 Opponents @RedBullZA #Jozi
Tyrone Bradley/Red Bull Content Pool
Hosts Siyabonga ‘Scoop Makhathini’ Ngwekazi and Thapelo Mokoena’s on-stage chemistry kept the energy high between rounds as each one brought with it even more entertainment for the fans.

The four sound systems, each comprised of a heavyweight line-up of artists, delivered one-of-a-kind performances at the world’s most innovative live music experience – Red Bull Culture Clash. To add to the suspense, each crew threw out exciting custom dubplate specials* with highlights including Jub Jub (as part of Top Boyz) remixing famous gospel song, Ndikhokhele Bawo, earning them an overwhelming response from the crowd.
DJ Tira Massacres #RedBullCultureClash 2017 Opponents @RedBullZA #Jozi
Tyrone Bradley/Red Bull Content Pool
The crews battled it out to the very end and kept true to their original fan promise to bring ‘everything they had on the night’. Surprise acts are a big part of the excitement of Red Bull Culture Clash, and fans never know what to expect. International reggae star, Beenie Man’s appearance, which was part of African Storm and Red Hot’s surprise guest, Zola, got the crowd going, but adding the strong throwback from Mdu Masilela to the mix helped seal the deal for Durban Massacre.
DJ Tira Massacres #RedBullCultureClash 2017 Opponents @RedBullZA #Jozi
Tyrone Bradley/Red Bull Content Pool
Overwhelmed by his win, DJ Tira was proud to hoist the winner’s title belt: “Winning this title means a lot to me because it shows people that Gqom and Durban house is here to stay, and will dominate and shape future sounds. That’s all we ever wanted to do - stay true to ourselves and where we come from. We gave people what they wanted and they responded to the genuine, heartfelt music we shared. That’s what it’s all about and we are proud to solidify our sound further. Thanks to the music lovers and supporters, it wouldn’t be possible without them.”
DJ Tira Massacres #RedBullCultureClash 2017 Opponents @RedBullZA #Jozi
Tyrone Bradley/Red Bull Content Pool
The Culture Clash concept was introduced in the UK in 2010, by the Red Bull Music Academy. It is Red Bull’s longest-standing music programme and has since made its way around the world, to cities such as New York, Lisbon and Paris. Red Bull Culture Clash is based on the classic Jamaican sound system culture. It’s defined by the use of cutting-edge lyrics, fierce competition and ridiculously loud sound systems.
DJ Tira Massacres #RedBullCultureClash 2017 Opponents @RedBullZA #Jozi
Tyrone Bradley/Red Bull Content Pool
For more information around what went down on the night, follow Red Bull Culture Clash on Twitter @RedBullZA, Facebook @redbull, Instagram @redbullza and YouTube - #RedBullCultureClash.
DJ Tira Massacres #RedBullCultureClash 2017 Opponents @RedBullZA #Jozi
Tyrone Bradley/Red Bull Content Pool
 After attending the media invite 2 weeks before the show, I predicted that DJ Tira will win the show and indeed he did. Though he himself look calm and composed but once he is behind his machine, his music makes you dance on your feet and go crazy! Kudos! Heartiest Congratulations!!!
 
More information and exclusive interviews can be found at redbull.co.za

* Custom dubplate specials are made up of unique songs recorded by a crew that only they can play.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

New Motorola #Smartphone Models to Launch in SA #MotoZ2Play #MotoG5Splus @TelkomZA

Hello Friends,

This September, Lenovo, through its Subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, will be launching two new smartphone models, the Motorola Moto G5S Plus and the Moto Z2 Play with JBL SoundBoost 2 Moto Mod in South Africa. Named the Best Phones of 2017 by CNET, consumers will enjoy the battery life of the Motorola Moto Z2 Play while the Moto G5S Plus promises a premium device on a budget.

The new models will be available in select Telkom stores nationwide. “Like the Motorola brand, Telkom is a veteran in the telecommunications industry. Both have a rich heritage of keeping the South African consumer connected through innovative products and cutting-edge technology. We are very excited to be launching these two new Motorola models at Telkom stores,” notes Patrick Halpin, Smartphone Territory Lead for South Africa, SADC & IOI at Lenovo Mobile Business Group.

“Telkom is looking forward to partnering with such a pioneering brand like Motorola,” adds Megan Nicholas, Managing Executive: Consumer and Mobile at Telkom. “The smartphone market is in such an interesting place at the moment, and we are enjoying being part of this revolution.”

The Motorola brand returned to the South African cellular phone market in 2016, bringing their game-changing Moto Mods that enable users to transform their smartphones into whatever they need, whenever they need it. The South African Moto Mods Family includes a JBL SoundBoost 2 speaker so users can take the party with them and the power packs from Incipio so consumers are never out of battery.
New Motorola #Smartphone Models to Launch in SA #MotoZ2Play #MotoG5Splus @TelkomZA
Motorola Moto Z2 Play
The first new Motorola model that will be available at Telkom stores from 20 September is the Motorola Moto Z2 Play, which comes with the upgraded JBL SoundBoost 2 Moto Mod, offering high quality sound in a snap. The new JBL SoundBoost 2 gives a full party’s worth of music for up to 10 hours. The built-in kickstand also provides a truly immersive audio-visual experience, all in a snap, with no pairing required. And with its water-repellant coating, a little spill or splash won’t stop the music either. The Moto Mod comes in black, and features a premium design with fabric and streamlined contours for a better feel in your hand. The app My JBL SoundBoost 2, allows users to adjust the sound to personal preferences.

With a thinner, lighter design and faster performance, the second-generation Moto Z Play delivers incredible features, and enables unlimited possibilities with all-new Moto Mods. The combination of laser autofocus and dual autofocus pixel technology on the Moto Z2 Play allows users to take brighter, sharper photos, even in low light. The next generation laser autofocus has an expanded range of up to five metres, so you can focus on objects three times further in a virtually dark environment. And with the 5MP front camera and dual colour corrected flash, selfies look great, day or night.

With a powerful combination of style and strength, the Motorola Moto Z2 Play has an all-metal unibody design that not only looks great, but stands up to everyday wear and tear. The 5.5” Full HD Super AMOLED display offers razor-sharp details, up to 30 hours of battery life and a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 2.2 GHz octa-core processor.

New Moto Experiences offer an even more unique and meaningful software experience, including the Night Display feature, which automatically adjusts the phone’s screen to warmer tones at night, reducing the blue light that can disrupt sleep. Instant queries in Moto Voice will provide helpful information like weather or calendar updates, and a redesigned fingerprint reader.
New Motorola #Smartphone Models to Launch in SA #MotoZ2Play #MotoG5Splus @TelkomZA
Motorola Moto G5S Plus
The second new Motorola model that will be available at Telkom stores is the Motorola Moto G5S Plus. This phone has even more top features such as dual cameras which, until now, were reserved for premium phones. Dual 13MP rear cameras, combined with special photo enhancement software, makes it easy to do more with photos. In addition, the 8MP wide-angle front camera on the Motorola Moto G5S Plus has LED flash and a new panoramic mode so users can capture even more.

The phone’s 3000 mAh battery holds enough power to easily get users through their day. But if extra juice is needed, the TurboPower™ charger can provide up to six hours of battery life in just 15 minutes.

The phone offers an all-metal unibody design crafted from a single piece of high-grade aluminum, so it’s not only beautiful, it’s stronger than ever. It has a 5.5” Full HD display, a blazing-fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 2.0 GHz octa-core processor, powerful graphics capabilities and support for 4G LTE.

The fingerprint reader on the Motorola Moto G5S Plus does it all, from unlocking your phone to making mobile payments. The phone is also easier to use, thanks to Night Display and Quick Reply, two new Moto Experiences.

Availability and pricing

From 20 September 2017, the Motorola Moto G5S Plus will be available at R289 per month on a 24 months FreeMe 1 GB package. For R429 per month, the Motorola Moto Z2 Play with JBL Soundboost 2 Moto Mod bundle will be available on a 24 months FreeMe 1 GB package at select Telkom stores nationwide. 

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One Night Only with Brian Temba @SilverstarZA #30Sep2017 @BriamTemba #unABC

Hi Guys, 
 
Gateway Media is on its second instalment of One Night Only and this time is with the multi talented Brian Temba.

Brian Temba is a SAMA award winner for Best RnB album, he’s a singer, songwriter, producer and well known actor in the South African known Soapie Muvhango on SABC 2 as Ranthumeng. Brian is also known for playing in The ensemble for the musical The Lion King as Simba in London and Los Angeles.
One Night Only with Brian Temba @SilverstarZA #30Sep2017 @BriamTemba #unABC
Brian will be showcasing his great work from his new album “”unABC” which stands for unApologetic, unBreakable, unCensored on the 30th of September 2017 at Silverstar.

The soul singer promises to deliver a great show of nothing but good and refreshing music for the soul, where he will feature Uhuru and Reason.

His Album will also be available on the day of his show.

Tickets will be available at Computicket from R180, doors to open from 7:30pm.
 
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R6.3 Million Cars and Cash Bonanza @MontecasinoZA #VivaItalia #GottaLuvMonte

Hi Guys,

It’s raining Italian cars and loads of cash for Rewards cardholders at Montecasino in the thrilling Viva Italia gaming promotion – with 12 brand new Fiat 500Xs and lots of cash being won, all totalling over R6.3 million.

The promotion has been running since 1 July and lasts until 29 September, with weekly handovers of cars and cash to players participating in the lucky draws.
R6.3 Million Cars and Cash Bonanza @MontecasinoZA #VivaItalia #GottaLuvMonte
Montecasino: one of thrilling Viva Italia gaming promotion car winners
To qualify to enter, cardholders earn points on the day of the draws by playing slots or tables or both in a ’12-hour car chase’ between 8am and 8pm, with no limit on the number of entries per draw. Three winners are selected at each car draw, with one winner taking home the Fiat 500X, and the other two winners sharing R7 500. Cash prizes ranging from R50 000 to R1 000 are being given away in 10 cash lucky draws to 30 winners, as well as smaller bonus cash prizes of between R250 and R1 500 to 50 winners throughout the promotion.
R6.3 Million Cars and Cash Bonanza @MontecasinoZA #VivaItalia #GottaLuvMonte
Montecasino:  another of thrilling Viva Italia gaming promotion car winners
Says Mike Page, Montecasino GM, “Cars and cash are favourite prizes for our casino players – and we’re giving those away in abundance in this exciting promotion. The Fiat 500X is said to have capability as iconic as its design, and it fits in perfectly with the Italian flair displayed throughout Montecasino. We’ve been delighted to welcome many existing and new cardholders to our gaming floor, hopeful for a car or cash win, in the weeks since the start of Viva Italia, and to send our lucky weekly winners home with more than they expected. It’s all about delivering excellent entertainment and great experiences for our Montecasino guests.”

Signing up to become a Rewards cardholder is free and easy to do. Simply visit guest relations desk at Montecasino.

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