Simphiwe Dana Launches Firebrand to the World
Nov05

Simphiwe Dana Launches Firebrand to the World

Hot off her recent US performance at the Apollo Theatre, and followed by a red carpet invitation as nominee to NYC’s premier dance awards – Simphiwe Dana received a Bessie Award in the category Outstanding Composition for her work with Giuliano Modarelli (choreographed by Gregory Maqoma) – before hurrying back to prepare for her highly anticipated album release. Africa’s quintessential, iconic Queen of Soul, took fans by surprise yet again this weekend when she posted an announcement revealing the title of her forthcoming album. “I am a firebrand, and always have been. I am a firebrand because I do not allow society’s prisons to hold me back. I speak my truth. I am free. I love fiercely and I fight for what I love, and this is the source of my activism”. Simphiwe Dana will impress with this passion-infused album, which she intends to launch in Kenya together with Capital Fm as media partner this week, ahead of the album release in South Africa. Aptly titled, Firebrand – the new album which took two years to create – speaks to the inherent passion that emanates from the conviction carried through each song, lyric line, and melody. She will perform the new material for the first time at the diverse Koroga Festival in Kenya at the end of the week, and entice a select few to a pre-release album launch experience. Firebrand will be made available for fans to pre-order on iTunes across the continent, and around the world on 10 November 2014 to coincide with the launch in Kenya. Once back home next week, Simphiwe Dana intends to build up to a public pre-release listening session. This will take the form of a live on-air broadcast on Kaya Fm on 20 November, which will be streamed to listeners around the world. The listening session will include a select audience of hand-picked Firebrands in their respective fields, who in turn will engage in a Q&A session during the listening session with the leading Firebrand herself. Simphiwe Dana released her brand new single titled My Light last week. To Listen to My Light for a limited time period only click here – http://bit.ly/1wz60jX  iTunes Single: Nzima –  https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/nzima-single/id879056841 Music Video: Nzima...

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SoulProviders East Office Space
Oct15

SoulProviders East Office Space

Imagine being in an environment full of creative and innovative minds … The conversation, the ideas, the potential! SoulProviders East, a leading content creation and marketing agency in Swaziland, has office space available that we’d like to share with small businesses and hot-deskers. We’re looking specifically for creative, PR, marketing, internet, mobile, video, design and digital businesses to join our chilled-out and fun team at the SoulProviders East Office, Plot 15, King Sobhuza II Avenue, Matsapha Industrial Site. The exciting part about our location is that it is central and close to many of the businesses in the heart of the Matsapha industrial area. It is conveniently located between the bustling towns of Manzini and Mbabane, making it easier to travel between the two without the worry of busy city streets. Office space available  We have a number of different packages available and WiFi and other amenities, including a boardroom, are available. Email penny@soulproviders.co.za  or call us on 7632 0150 for more info! And please share the love – you never know who might be looking to start up their own game-changing...

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Gadget Review: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100M2
Sep10

Gadget Review: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100M2

So I had the opportunity to take home the new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III camera to test and try out. It is loved by photographers who value serious imaging and extreme portability, the popular Cyber-shot™ RX100 family has an exciting new addition. Crafted in tough, travel-friendly aluminium for lightness and looks, the Cyber-shot™ RX100 III builds on the acclaimed reputation of its predecessors. An uprated lens and speedy image processor are complemented by a retractable OLED Tru-Finder with ZEISS® T* coating, enhanced movie features and a 180-degree tilting LCD – all in a stylish fixed-lens camera that’s truly pocket-sized. The best thing about this camera is that it takes great quality photos, it’s very fast and it looks attractive and better than many of its competitors or any of the other Sony cameras similar to this one. I like the looks, speed and flexibility of the camera.  I unfortunately did not explore all other options like the wifi connectivity as well as sending the pictures to my phone to easy uploading.  The photo quality is by far the best and a great choice of camera for photography enthusiasts.  The zoom lens is decent, with a tilting LCD and the video quality is awesome. I’d definitely recommend it once it hits the shelves.        ...

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uberX is now in Joburg and it’s free until Sunday Night.
Aug14

uberX is now in Joburg and it’s free until Sunday Night.

Almost a year ago Uber was brought to the City of Gold. To celebrate this milestone, Uber is taking things to the next level!*Valid for six uberX rides per user in Joburg, up to R250 in value each, until Sun 17 Aug 2014 at 11pm. Input promotional code: UBERXJHB. WHAT IS uberX? uberX is a low-cost option that uses the same app to connect you with the most reliable & affordable ride in Joburg. You can expect a clean and comfortable Toyota Corolla (or equivalent) to arrive within minutes. HOW DO I REQUEST uberX? uberX cars are on the road starting TODAY, 14 August! Open up your Uber app and you’ll now see three vehicle options to choose from: uberX, uberBLACK and uberVAN. Toggle over to the left to give uberX a try. Set your pickup location and tap the “Request uberX” button. Shoot us some feedback via the in-app rating screen after your trip! WHAT ARE THE RATES? uberX is free* until Sunday evening, but even after that it will always be crazy affordable! uberBLACK uberX Base Fare R15.00 R5.00 Per Minute  R1.10 R0.75 Per KM R11.00 R7.50 Minimum Fare R50.00 R20.00 Sandton to OR Tambo R370.00 R240.00 Sandton to Melrose R80.00 R45.00 As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to supportjoburg@uber.com or tweet us @Uber_Joburg with any questions, concerns,...

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DJ Sabby’s GetPaid clothing brand now retails at Amerikana Afrika
Jul29

DJ Sabby’s GetPaid clothing brand now retails at Amerikana Afrika

YFM radio personality and entrepreneur, DJ Sabby, has his GetPaid clothing brand now retailing at Amerikana Afrika on 70 Juta Street in Braamfontein. The trendy Juta Street is the perfect setting for GetPaid, which garnered great traction after its official launch last year amongst urban youth trend setters. Amerikana Afrika currently stocks GetPaid hoodies retailing at R300 each and will follow with a Spring collection soon. “I am so excited with this new development for GetPaid. For an idea and product that we sold from my boot for a year and to now have it available at one central location is a symbol of growth.  Thanks to Amerikana for opening doors to us, truly appreciated. Now people just need to go to Amerikana and stock up there and look fresh” expresses DJ Sabby. Catch DJ Sabby on air Mondays to Saturdays on YFM: –    Live ‘N Reyired 22h00 – 00h00 Mondays –   The Best Thing Ever 12h00 – 15h00 Mondays – Fridays –   The Weekend Shake Up 09h00 – 12h00 – Saturdays...

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Renowned South African novelist Nadine Gordime dies at 90
Jul14

Renowned South African novelist Nadine Gordime dies at 90

South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, one of the literary world’s most powerful voices against apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday. Gordimer died peacefully at her Johannesburg home on Sunday evening in the presence of her children, Hugo and Oriane, a statement from the family said. (Reporting by Ndundu Sithole; Writing by Ed Cropley; Editing by Pascal Fletcher) Gordimer’s writing dealt with moral and racial issues, particularly apartheid in South Africa. Under that regime, works such as July’s People were banned. She was active in the anti-apartheid movement, joining the African National Congress during the days when the organization was banned. She was also active in HIV/AIDS causes.   Source:...

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