|TITOSE JOINS FORCES WITH MOLIY FOR NEW TRACK ‘INFINITY’ |
Johannesburg, Friday, 6 October – Botswana’s alternative R&B trapsoul singer/songwriter Titose is back with another highly anticipated single featuring viral ‘Sad Girlz Luv Money’ collaborator Moliy, for ‘Infinity’, out now on all streaming platforms.
‘Infinity’ is a soul-stirring R&B song which enchants listeners with velvety vocals and emotionally charged lyrics. Titose and featured artist Moliy explore the boundless nature of eternal love and the enduring connections that transcend time, with or without the person still being around.
The Rising R&B trapsoul songstress released her debut EP Was It Something I Said in November 2021, which was warmly received around the world, after which she received numerous accolades including being named as one of the Top 10 Artists To Watch in the August issue of Forbes Africa magazine. The Project has since gained over 3 Million streams, making her the first artist in her country to achieve such a milestone.
With an EP due for release next month, she’s undoubtedly and artist on the rise to watch.
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Johannesburg – 6 Feet Under. Prince Mbuso, son of Chief Ngwenya of eSwatini, makes it his mission to follow both Chuma and Bandze back to South Africa. He aims to get as much intel on what the two are up to in eSwatini, knowing that they are fugitives.
Mbuso wants to regain his father’s respect by finding them and getting justice. After a few weeks of stalking Chuma, he discovers his real name and family. He also finds out that Bandze is part of an illicit cigarette syndicate. Then, he finally discovers where Nomcebo has been hiding all this time.
Mbuso yearns for his mother’s love and decides to leave clues behind that will remind her of his love. Sadly enough, he did not get the reaction he anticipated as instead, she became paranoid. Meanwhile as he continues to snoop, he finds Chuma and Bandze digging up the bodies of the royal guards, including the body of Sgara. The two men are puzzled to notice that it’s Mbuso who just caught them in the act. But Chuma takes it upon himself to shut Mbuso up permanently and hits him on the head with a shovel. Will Mbuso live to see another day?
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Johannesburg, South Africa – In an historic moment of recognition, the 2023 Special Olympics South Africa National Team received a profound honour yesterday as His Excellency, President Cyril Ramaphosa, warmly welcomed them to a special ceremony hosted at the iconic Union Buildings in Pretoria.
This event, a significant milestone in South Africa’s history, is especially poignant given the late President Nelson Mandela’s support for Special Olympics South Africa.
For the first time, the National Government of South Africa officially acknowledged and celebrated the extraordinary achievements of individuals with intellectual disabilities in the realm of sports.
This momentous occasion was imbued with pride and inspiration as President Ramaphosa congratulated the 2023 National Team for their exceptional achievements on the global stage at the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Berlin, Germany. Competing against 7,000 athletes from over 180 countries, they exhibited unwavering determination and sportsmanship, returning home with an impressive medal haul that included 22 Gold Medals, 20 Silver Medals, and 7 Bronze Medals.
The team’s dedication and sportsmanship have not only filled South Africa with pride but have also cast a brilliant spotlight on the immense talent within the community of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
This recognition by President Ramaphosa exemplifies the importance of acknowledging and empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities through sports, reaffirming South Africa’s commitment to inclusivity in society.
During the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin, a record number of government ministries from the African Region were represented. Furthermore, five countries, namely Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Seychelles, and South Africa, are poised to sign the Special Olympics Global Leadership Coalition for Inclusion pledge—a ground breaking multilateral effort supported by Special Olympics to advance the cause of people with intellectual disabilities. This initiative unites governments, industry, philanthropy, and the development community in a shared global commitment to enhance inclusive practices in education and sport, creating more inclusive schools and communities.
The inaugural Coalition members were announced at a high-level leaders’ roundtable hosted on the side-lines of the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin, with five African countries making their commitment to inclusion.
Yesterday President Ramaphosa confirmed South Africa’s commitment to being an active member of the Global Coalition.
Dr Mathews Phosa, Chairperson of Special Olympics South Africa welcomed the President’s commitment to the Global Coalition “Our athletes want to be heard, and they demand inclusion, respect, and equal opportunities. They declare that they are here to show the world their talents and abilities, and they deserve nothing less than our unwavering support.”
JOHANNESBURG, 5 October 2023:ESPN Africa today announced that an exciting new season of basketball action will hit screens across the continent from 26 October. Promising fans exceptional viewing with an abundance of entertainment, athleticism, and unforgettable moments, the live NBA coverage on ESPN2 will commence with an enticing selection of pre-season games, offering an exclusive sneak peek into the teams’ preparations before the regular season tips off.
Mark your calendars because the first six games of the new regular NBA season are locked in:
Thursday 26 October 2023: Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks at 1:00 AM
Thursday 26 October 2023: Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs at 3:30 AM
Saturday 28 October 2023: Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics at 1:30 AM
Saturday 28 October 2023: Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings at 1:30 AM
Sunday 29 October 2023: New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Pelicans at 1:30 AM
Sunday 29 October 2023: Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder at 1:30 AM (CAT)
Thereafter, fans can look forward to the world’s greatest basketball action every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday on ESPN2 with live broadcasts, as well as repeats in regular viewing hours. Featuring all of the electrifying moments, dramatic buzzer-beaters, and unforgettable plays that define the NBA as the pinnacle of basketball, ESPN will continue to serve an unmatched viewing experience, ensuring fans across the continent can witness basketball greatness unfold in real-time.
The pre-season games start on Saturday 7 October with Minnesota Timberwolves v Dallas Mavericks at 18:00, continuing with Boston Celtics v Philadelphia 76ers on Monday 9 October at 00:00; Real Madrid v Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday 10 October at 20:45; LA Lakers v Golden State Warriors on Saturday 14 October at 04:00; and LA Lakers v Milwaukee Bucks on Monday 16 October at 01:00.
The regular season promises to be a whirlwind of intense matchups, all leading up to the playoffs, conference finals, and, ultimately, the NBA Finals. ESPN Africa is also set to air the much-anticipated Christmas Day games, a cherished tradition that basketball enthusiasts eagerly await. Additionally, the weekly magazine show “NBA Action,” will provide comprehensive analysis, player interviews, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content on ESPN2.
The reigning NBA champions, the Denver Nuggets, are coming off a historic victory last season. Led by the sensational Nikola Jokic, they secured their first-ever NBA title in franchise history, prevailing over the Miami Heat in Game 5 to clinch the series 4-1 earlier this year. The burning question on everyone’s lips is whether they will maintain their prime position in the upcoming season.
Kyle De Klerk, Director: Sports at the Walt Disney Company Africa, shares, “The eagerly anticipated new season from the NBA reflects ESPN Africa’s commitment to delivering the very best in US and international sporting competitions. We look forward to offering the very best of on-court excellence and with exclusive and unparalleled off-court access, to keep viewers enthralled throughout the new season.”
For updates regarding NBA broadcasts on ESPN and other sports, fans can connect to @ESPNAfrica on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit https://www.espn.com/.
ESPN Africa has been NBA Africa’s pay TV broadcast partner in Africa since 2019.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 04 October 2023 – Mbilwi Secondary School from Venda, Limpopo was announced as the winner of the Solve for Tomorrow schools competition at a ceremony at Birchwood Conference Centre in Johannesburg. The competition, which was run in partnership with the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), was aimed at giving grade 10 and 11 learners from underserved communities an opportunity to gain invaluable skills while using Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), to solve some of the challenges within their communities.
For their efforts, Mbilwi walked away with a prize of R100,000 cash, while in second place, Maphuthaditshaba Secondary from Acornhoek (Mpumalanga) received R50,000 and Umlazi Comprehensive Tech from KwaZulu-Natal got R30,000 for completing the top three places. The cash prizes will go towards STEM equipment for each school, according to their various unique needs. Samsung sweetened the deal by rewarding each of the learners in the top three teams with a Samsung device.
Head of Corporate Affairs at SITA, Tlali Tlali highlighted that the collaboration with Samsung on this programme happened after finding synergies in the area of corporate social responsibility. “This is the type of public-private partnership that, when implemented effectively, can bring about extensive, positive and meaningful change in the country. The youth hold the key to the future and investing in them through such initiatives is a no-brainer. We are proud to partner with a like-minded organisation like Samsung in this effort to empower the youth and help shape the South Africa of tomorrow, while also giving a voice to those who were voiceless before.”
The schools had to identify problems in their communities that they could solve using STEM. With Samsung helping them with resources and mentors guiding them, they had to conduct research and develop prototypes for the challenges they had identified.
The winning prototype, as created by the learners from Mbilwi, is an ambitious plan to fix all the potholes in their town’s roads using recyclable and sustainable materials that include discarded bottles that they collected.
“This project has been a huge part of our lives in the past year so winning it means a lot to us. We have really worked hard as a team as we met every day to put in the work needed to get us not just over the line but victoriously so, therefore winning is awesome. This win will also encourage other learners in our school to participate in such competitions. We are happy that the competition allowed us to do something good for the environment and hopefully, it will spark even more interest in others to work on making the environment better for all,” said Igoline Coelho, team member and grade 11 learner.
“Winning this competition will help us keep our name on the map. We are one of the top schools in the region and have made a habit out of winning, and we are happy to keep it that way. So winning such contests serves to reinforce our status as a great school with a highly competitive edge. We are proud of our learners and their achievement because we don’t enter competitions just to add the numbers; we enter to win. When we compete, regardless of the contest or the opponents, we always want to be number one. We are grateful to Samsung and their partners for creating this platform for our learners to expand their STEM horizons,” said Tshifhiwa Tshidzumba, teacher.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Pinky Kekana said, “In 2018 – in line with efforts to improve the education system, the Department of Basic Education highlighted the importance to increase the number of schools that focus on critical learning areas such as science, technology, engineering, mathematics, as well as the arts. The skills acquired by the educators and the learners will benefit them beyond this competition. We look forward to seeing the inclusion of more schools from the underserviced communities in South Africa. We are optimistic that some of the solutions from this competition will eventually be implemented, thus putting south Africa on the map; with accompanying job opportunities for the youth.”
Solve for Tomorrow is Samsung’s ambitious effort to increase interest and proficiency in STEM, and also help the country contribute to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The competition encourages innovative thinking, creative problem-solving, and teamwork among the learners as they grow and learn important skills that could benefit them greatly in their future careers.
“Samsung is invested not only in contributing to the country’s advancement in technology but also its socio-economic growth. As one of the tools for improving the country, the drive for youth employment is something the company is actively involved in and is pushing through various initiatives. As one of them, Solve for Tomorrow does this by helping equip the youth with various technological, artisanal and electronic skills. We are proud to see this group of young people applying their minds to learn and help solve some of their communities’ problems and hope such programmes spark the revolution for positive and sustainable change within communities,” said Hlubi Shivanda, Samsung’s Director for Business Innovation Group and Corporate Affairs.
Johannesburg, South Africa – In a dazzling display of innovation, Teksi Ride, the pioneering E-hailing platform, marked its official South African debut on September 20th, 2023, in Halfway Toyota in Fourways, Johannesburg. The evening bore witness to a spectacular gathering of industry stakeholders and dignitaries, making it a momentous occasion.
The event welcomed a prestigious lineup of guests, including Mr. Sizwe Mvubu, Chairperson of SANTACO Meter Taxi, Mr. Thato Ramaila, Chairperson of Soweto United E-Hailing, Mr. Abnar Tsebe, President of SANTACO, and the honourable presence of Former South African President, Mr. Jacob Zuma. Mr. Abnar Tsebe emphasized the importance of safety and compliance in the e-hailing space, and the willingness of SANTACO to work together with Teksi Ride in ensuring all Teksi Ride drivers are complaint, and safe.
The proceedings commenced with a compelling speech by Londi Mbedzi, Director of Teksi Ride, expressing gratitude and setting the tone for the evening. Attendees were not only treated to the unveiling of Teksi Ride but also a captivating panel discussion that delved into the intricacies of the E hailing industry and technology, spearheaded by tech expert Prince Pirikisi.
Teksi Ride is poised to launch its services across several provinces, including Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Free State, and Mpumalanga, officially commencing operations on October 1st, 2023. As the platform prepares for this significant expansion, it is actively registering drivers and guiding them through comprehensive training and vetting processes focusing on their system’s safety features and procedures, as well as customer service.
In her address, Londi Mbedzi reaffirmed Teksi Ride’s mission to bridge gaps within the South African transport industry. She stated, “The Teksi Ride app is here to address the prevailing void in the South African transportation sector, especially in the areas of safety and reliability. Our primary goal is to offer safety and exceptional service to South Africa. Our systems offer a built-in panic assistance system that
will help ensure the safety of both drivers and passengers. We also have a 24/7 contact centre, giving our drivers and riders peace of mind whenever they may need our help”
The evening was punctuated by not only insightful discussions but also electrifying entertainment. Attendees were treated to a sensational performance by a live band and the mesmerizing South African Afro-soul singer, song writer, Donald whose soulful melodies resonated with the crowd.
Former President of The Republic of South Africa Mr. Jacob Zuma commended the Teksi Ride team for taking the initiative to come up with solutions to the challenges of e-hailing drivers and users in South Africa, instead of waiting on someone else to find a solution. He also highlighted to potential of South Africa and South Africans, in being able to not only solve their own transportation challenges, but the transportation challenges of the world across road, sea and air transportation.
As the platform prepares to revolutionize the E-hailing landscape, it pledges to remain committed to its core values of safety, reliability, and convenience for all South Africans. The Teksi Ride app is available for download on the App Store for Apple devices, and Google Play Store. Drivers can sign up and register by downloading the Teksi Driver app which is also available on the Apple App Store for Apple devices, and Google Play Store.
About Teksi Ride
Teksi Ride is the dawn of a new era in South Africa’s transportation landscape. Born out of the need for safer, more reliable, and convenient urban commuting, Teksi Ride is poised to change how South Africans move. Teksi Ride is a proudly South African e-hailing platform poised to transform citizens’ daily commutes. Its mission is to provide South Africans with a modern, efficient, and affordable transportation solution that caters to their every need. Whether it’s a passenger looking for a safe, stress-free ride or a driver seeking flexible earning opportunities, Teksi Ride is here to serve them.
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