Nexnovo Africa Celebrates the Launch of Duratron, Its Renewable Energy

Nexnovo Africa, an enterprise entirely owned by black individuals and led by women, committed to sustainable solutions in Africa, has officially launched its renewable energy provider, Duratron, in South Africa. The unveiling occurred on Thursday, November 16, at the offices of the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa (ECASA) in Germiston, Johannesburg.

The event, divided into two sessions and attended by more than 120 guests, including industry leaders, stakeholders, and representatives from the lifestyle and tech sectors, showcased Duratron’s DRT-48V100AH battery series. The product was revealed in a captivating presentation featuring light effects, music, and the grand unveiling of the physical product. Attendees had the opportunity for a hands-on experience through a live demonstration.

Paul Vorster, CEO of Nexnovo Africa, emphasized the importance of this launch for South Africans, stating, “Duratron is introducing a new era of electricity sustainability for homes and businesses in South Africa, providing affordable and eco-friendly solutions. With Duratron, we aim to alleviate concerns about load shedding and frequent power outages in the country.”

Originating from Dubai, Duratron’s products are meticulously crafted and manufactured to the highest standards, ensuring both quality and reliability. The introduction of Duratron to the South African market not only promises value for investment but also guarantees uninterrupted power, contributing to a brighter and more sustainable energy future for all.

Duratron DRT-48V100AH Battery

Data Sheet 

Nominal Voltage51.2V
Nominal Capacity100Ah@0.5C
Max. Charging Current100A (1C)
End Charging Voltage56V
Nominal Discharging Current50a (0.5C)
Max. Discharging Current100A (1C)
End Discharging Voltage45.6V
Operating Environment Temperature-10~55 C
Storage Temperature -20~45 C (in 1 month)-15~35 C `(in  months)
CommunicationRS485, RS232, CAN
Cycle Life6000 cycles @ 0.5 25 C 80%DOD
Dimensions (W*D*H)442mm*500mm*132mm excluding mounting ears
Weight About 45kg


  • Larger power density compared to competitors
  • Integrated Battery Monitoring System (BMS) 
  • Compatible with 15S (optional)
  • 10 year warranty
  • Lithium Iron Phosphate cells enhance the lifespan of the battery


  • Optimal in different environmental conditions
  • Long-lifespan if the guidelines and installation process is followed correctly
  • Remote smart monitoring system to manage your device 
  • Full technical support is provided to the installers for easy installation
  • The BMS system helps you detect faults or damages early on to avoid a non-functional device

Price Range:

The price of the Duratron DRT-48V100AH battery ranges from R28 000 – R48 000, depending on the model and the specification you choose. 

Product Availability: 

Orders for the Duratron battery can be done via the Nexnovo website,, or can ordered from a host of outsourced providers, which are also available on the website. 



Johannesburg, 2 November 2023: Wilderness explorer and survival expert, Hazen Audel has long been an audience favourite as he takes on journeys in some of the world’s wildest places, braving the elements and navigating challenging terrain. Now, the intrepid adventurer takes on his first extreme safari expedition through east Africa’s legendary Great Rift Valley. Audel’s incredible journey is captured in Primal Survivor: Extreme African Safari which will premiere on National Geographic across Africa (DStv 181) from Wednesday 22 November 2023 at 21:00 (CAT). 

As a former biology teacher, he’s always known the valley as the world’s greatest hub for wildlife. The chance to trek 800 kilometers through its diverse wilderness in migration season and survive out in the open amongst magnificent animals, is a life-long dream. Along the way, Audel will cross grasslands, caves, mountains and river valleys, on foot, in his quest to experience Africa’s greatest natural spectacle, the great Wildebeest migration in the Serengeti.

Watch the trailer here:

Traversing the challenging landscapes of east Africa, Audel encounters desert nomads, tracks elephants, navigates treacherous waters, searches for rare black rhinos, explores coastal caves, and forages for food, all while collaborating with local nomadic tribes and facing the formidable forces of nature. Along the way, he is reminded that survival in the wild requires not only physical endurance and survival skills, but also a deep understanding and respect for the indigenous peoples and ecosystems of Africa.

Disney+ Premieres Animals Up Close with Bertie Gregory

The episodes include:

Primal Survivor: Extreme African Safari: Desert Nomads

For the first leg of his journey through East Africa’s Great Rift Valley, wilderness explorer Hazen Audel treks into the Chalbi Desert. Dropping down from surrounding cliffs he’s plunged into an unforgiving arid expanse, dodging snakes and hyenas as he searches for the nomadic Gabra tribe. To make it across the desert he needs to find their treasured singing well and reach a migrating camel train. 

Primal Survivor: Extreme African Safari: Valley of Giants

In the second leg on his journey through East Africa’s legendary Great Rift Valley, wilderness explorer, Hazen Audel, descends the western wall in search of a revered herd of elephants. Harnessing survival skills and vital knowledge from the local tribe, he makes his way down the treacherous escarpment to a join a group of spear fishermen who know the elephants well. With their help he tracks the herd on the banks of the Kerio River. 

Primal Survivor: Extreme African Safari: Deadly Waters

On the third leg of his extreme African safari, wildlife enthusiast and survivalist Hazen Audel takes on mighty Lake Baringo. Determined to witness a million strong flock of flamingos before they fly south, he enlists the help of master boatsmen, the Il’Chamus tribe. Dodging hippos and crocodiles, he builds a raft to compete in a tribal lake race and win the right of passage to see the mega flock. 

Primal Survivor: Extreme African Safari: Rhino Mountain

Wilderness explorer and survival expert Hazen Audel reaches Hell’s Gate gorge at the heart of the Great Rift Valley, on a quest to find rare black rhino. A group of forest foragers send him towards Mt Suswa, but to reach it he must navigate a warren of forests, caves and canyons. He’ll need all his survival skills to make it to a Maasai village and find the magnificent black rhino.  

Primal Survivor: Extreme African Safari: Untamed Coast

On the penultimate leg of his extreme African safari, wilderness explorer and survival expert Hazen Audel tackles East Africa’s Tropical Coast. Enlisting the help of the Indian Ocean masters, the Mijikenda people, Hazen embarks on a gruelling ocean voyage to reach a network of coastal coral caves, home to the largest multi-species bat colony in the world. 

Primal Survivor: Extreme African Safari: Serengeti

In an epic finale, wilderness explorer Hazen Audel closes in on the Serengeti. With the help of the hunter-gatherer Hadza tribe he battles through harsh terrain and past apex predators to reach the lush eden of the central savannahs. His ultimate goal, the Great Migration, is finally sight but time and the rains are against him. Can he make it to Africa’s greatest natural spectacle? 

Primal Survivor: Extreme African Safari is produced by Icon Films for National Geographic. Executive producers for Icon Films are Harry Marshall, Laura Marshall, Rob Rawlings and Nicholas White. Hazan Audel serves as a consulting producer. For National Geographic, Carolyn Payne and Sarah Peat are executive producers and Tom McDonald is executive vice president, global factual and unscripted content.

Four previous seasons of Primal Survivor with Hazen Audel are currently streaming on Disney+.

Sandton has a new cutting-edge creative space, George Q Studios

Johannesburg, Wednesday, 11 October 2023 – Poised to be a premier destination for videographers, photographers, and production companies, George Q Studios is a cutting-edge 200 square meters creative space located near the Marlboro and Sandton Gautrain Stations in Johannesburg. With a mission to provide a collaborative and fully equipped environment that empowers professionals in the visual arts industry by offering state-of-the-art facilities, fostering a supportive community, and delivering comprehensive services; George Q Studios is a much needed haven for creatives.

Founded by George Qua-Enoo, respected advertising, commercial and talent photographer, operating from Johannesburg and Canada, George Q Studios has been a while in the making.

“Having my own studio space has been one of my main goals after returning to SA in 2019. I had entertained the idea for a while. I was waiting for the ‘right time’. But after my health scare earlier this year, I decided life is too short, the ‘right time’ is NOW,” shares George Qua-Enoo.

With past celebrity clients such as Canadian actors William Shatner and Stephan James, and local stars such as Blue Mbombo, Londie London, Babes Wodumo, Nandi Madida and Lunga Shabalala just to highlight a few, and working on brand campaigns for the likes of Showmax, KFC, Accelerometal, Nike Canada and Under Armour Canada; George Qua-Enoo brings a vast array of expertise to his studio space that can be enjoyed by all.

Connect with George Q Studios:
Facebook: George Qua-Enoo Photography
Twitter: @GeorgeQJr
Instagram: @georgeg / @georgeqstudios

Claridge’s is “home from home for world leaders, film stars and royalty”. Claridge’s: The Megabuild is new and exclusive to BritBox SA

Claridge’s Hotel – icon of old-school glamour and favourite of celebrities and royalty – is undergoing its biggest transformation of modern times. Filmed over six years, this remarkable documentary series follows the incredible logistical challenges involved in digging out a five-storey mega-basement in central London, adding four new floors to the top of the hotel and creating the city’s most expensive penthouse – all without disturbing the day to day business at one of the world’s most luxurious destinations. 

Although well-heeled guests continue to check in and out as usual, despite all appearances the hotel is a busy building site. The ultimate aim: to ensure this Mayfair classic sets the standard for the next generation of uber-luxury locations. Narrated by actress Emilia Fox (Silent Witness, Signora Volpe), this fascinating documentary traces the hotel’s ambitious and intricate feat of engineering. 

The BritBox app is now available in South Africa on the DStv Explora Ultra and Streama devices and as an add-to-bill option for all DStv subscribers. The app is also available on Android TV, including enabled Smart TVs, Google Chromecast with GoogleTV, Nvidia Shield, MiBox and MiStick, plus Android and Apple mobile/tablets, FireTV, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV and selected Hisense, Toshiba and OEM branded VIDAA smart TVs. Enjoy one week’s free trial, sign up at R99,99 per month and register for email updates at

Follow BritBox on Twitter and Instagram @BritBox_ZA and on Facebook @BritBoxZA.  

Makoya Bearings in the House. DJ Tira makes an appearance on Smoke & Mirrors.

Johannesburg – When we say “Tshiki Tshiki Tsaa” what comes to mind?

Yep, Durban’s finest, the one and only DJ Tira will be landing on our TV screens! The legendary Afrotainment boss will make a cameo appearance as himself, on the show from the 10th of October at 9PM

The story written around him involves Dudu’s shenanigans with Magolide. After stealing Mamiki’s boyfriend, she has now also taken her business idea. And to rub salt into her wound, she decides to host a launch party for her production – with the DJ hired on the ones and twos being the one and only DJ Tira.

Watch DJ Tira as he dabbles in acting from the 10th of October at 9PM on Smoke & Mirrors

Amapiano Producer and DJ Ntokzin releases Makubenjalo EP

Johannesburg, Friday, 6 October  2023 – Renowned Amapiano DJ & Producer Ntokzin releases his highly anticipated EP “Makubenjalo”.

About Ntokzin: 
The talented 24-year-old Amapiano DJ & Producer hailing from Vosloorus, Johannesburg East, has established himself as a prominent figure in the industry. Having gained recognition through collaborations with renowned super producer De Mthuda at the young age of 17, Ntokzin, alongside De Mthuda, produced the acclaimed track “Blissful-day” shortly after completing his matriculation.

After his collaboration with De Mthuda went viral, he has been performing on some big stages in Botswana, Zimbabwe & Locally at the biggest Taung event.

About the EP: Makubenjalo
At 24, Ntokzin unveisl his highly anticipated second album. “Makubenjalo”.  This 7-track EP embodies a soulful, house, and Amapiano fusion that reflects his personal growth and introspection over the years. This album is a profound meditation on the pursuit of personal freedom, inviting listeners into a sonic journey like no other.

The EP  features Amapiano heavyweights namely Malumnator, Russel Zuma, Macfowlen, Mashudu, Basetsana, Bontlersa, 2woshot, Mkeyz & SoulfulG.

Since the rollout Ntokzin has been trending on twitter, and garnered large radio support on major stations.

Listen to Makubenjalo EP now on all major DSPs 

Connect with Ntokzin

FacebookNtokzin ((Ntokozo Rarane)
Instagram: @realNtokzinDj
TikTok: @RealNtokzin