Carnival to brighten up the streets of Tshwane

Carnival to brighten up the streets of Tshwane

With just a few days to go, Gauteng’s boldest and brightest carnival led by Premier David Makhura, MEC’s and the Tshwane Mayor is set to take over the streets of Tshwane in a vivid celebration of South African culture and heritage. Residents and visitors can look forward to see over 25 000 participants showcasing Africa’s creativeness through mesmerising floats, large 3D costumes, acrobats, enthralling dancers, eclectic mix of music colorfully parading the capital city of South Africa (Tshwane). The parade is about 6,7km starting at the Tshwane Events Centre and make its way around the Capital City before ending at the events centre.
Organised by Gauteng Provincial Government, City of Tshwane and the Carnival Company the parade will consist of a multitude of African cultures, as well as Peruvian, Chinese, Argentinian, Indian and many more.
“We are encouraging all residents of Gauteng to come and witness the true character of Gauteng as we showcase our cultural diversity and a true united African continent, while living our heritage and treasuring the year of OR Tambo. This day will also bring you an array of entertainment, fun and laughter with entertainment by groups of people from different cultures and countries. So do bring your family and friends to come and enjoy an unforgettable cheerful heritage day”, says MEC for Sport, Arts Culture and Recreation, Ms Faith Mazibuko.

“We have continued to work on a number of initiatives to bolster the Carnival to new and exciting heights. It is an all-inclusive celebration with content and activities from the many different cultures that live in South Africa, and we are excited to host over 25, 000 people who we expect to join in the celebrations,” said Rachel Tambo, CEO at Carnival Company.

The day will end in a specular festival of food and live cultural music, cultural dances, pantsula dancers and performances from different genres of DJ’s performing on four different stages at the same venue.
Date: 24 September 2017 Time: 09:00 AM
Venue: Tshwane Events Centre, Tshwane
Media accreditation for the event is available for collection as of 21, 22 and 23 September 2017 in the following areas:
• 21 – 22 September 2017 –35 Rissik Street, Surrey House, Johannesburg (10:00 – 16:00)
• 21 – 22 September 2017 – Tshwane Events Centre, Club House, Tshwane (12:00 -17:00)
• 23 September 2017 – Tshwane Events Centre, Club House Tshwane (12:00 -15:00)

For more on the Gauteng Carnival visit:

• Twitter: @gautengcarnival
• Facebook: Gautengcarnival
Issued by the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation.




Social media has been the child of internet which is now sitting on its shoulders. Trying to, rise even higher. It is a tool came in the hands of people who were long waiting to communicate across the globe anxiously. In fact, it has taken the place of eyes, ears and tongue of society; simply, a medium of expression effective across the globe.

Social media has taken over almost everything sweepingly silently overnight. As conversation connects community, the social media has become the channel of communication. Taking fast leaps every day and every night.

Whether there are social networks, forums, podcast, blogging or even micro blogging, it is all about sharing ideas, cooperating and collaborating to create art, thinking and commerce, finding people, friends and lovers. This is the reason why it is spreading quickly and effortlessly. It has also provided ‘space’ to ‘digg’ and ‘face’ to ‘flick’ and ‘linked in’ to ‘tweet’ everyone to each other.

Approximately, 100 million worldwide viewers join YouTube every day, more than 350 million face Facebook, almost 10 billion tweets per year and a titanic growth of other channels makes it fastest growing thing on the earth.

Social media has affected many things across the globe. Things such as work, politics, communications patterns, the way people get and share information about health, civic life, news consumption, communities, teenage life, parenting, dating and even people’s psychology.

Social media is in fact the new backbone of business community. It is the greatest tool to market your business strategy and product throughout the history of mankind. It has the capacity to promote your business with an explosive velocity.

It takes your business into the heart of everyone who uses it and just imagine who all are left not using social media. You will see in near future that it will not even connect people but also will become the way business is done.

Social media has also become a superb earning source. You can very easily earn great amounts through blogging or influencers. Of course a blogger or an influencer can reach consumers through their blogs and social networks that your brand may not be able to without.

Besides advertising you blog. You blog and create traffic. Build visitors and convert them into subscribers. You build trust in some time and create loyalty. And what is the last; at last you sell yours or others product. That is what the ultimate aim of yours is. The business people and social media magnets in this way go hand in hand.

In this process of revolution, social media will continue to evolve. It will grow by adapting to the demands of users. It has the exotic capacity for growth. It is highly upgradable and has an expansionist approach. Social media has put in some great affects since recent past. It is likely to affect the world community through all platforms. With this speed, it is most likely to overcome all other related mediums in near future.



TeeChip – The Ultimate Online Platform For Selling Custom Merchandise

TeeChip – The Ultimate Online Platform For Selling Custom Merchandise

Internet is one hot market for selling your brand and you can make good money selling custom merchandise on smart online platforms.  While most online selling portals are focused on selling multiple products, there are some platforms and sites that allow more focused approach by allowing specific items for sale. One such great site is Tee chip.  The amazing site is a dream destination for the sellers seeking a platform to market their products by producing original campaigns selling custom printed t-shirts, drinkware, phone cases, posters and much more.

Here are splendid features of that site that distinguishes it:

  • The site is an ideal platform for any individual or business who is desirous to design custom printed t-shirts and other products for a niche market and sell them at a profitable price. All you need as a smart seller is a little flare for creativity and you are good to go with starting your own t-shirt campaign on Tee chip.
  • It is as simple as it can get. You just need to reach the site and follow these steps:
    • Select a design of your choice that you want to sell. A powerful software helps you in designing custom concepts. It is suggested to select catchier designs to attract more attention.
    • You can choose from multiple products (t-shirts, phone cases, hoodies and mugs) and set the price range as per your budget.
    • You are all set to launch your campaign thereafter. You would have a campaign URL that can be shared with your friends, family and campaign support.
    • For every item sold through your custom campaign, you earn healthy profit depending upon the volume of sales you generate (any number is applicable).
    • The site would be responsible for the whole operation from printing to packing and shipping the product to your buyers.
  • The profit sharing feature of the site is extremely transparent and visible to the seller through a calculator available on site.
  • The sellers have an additional edge of getting to know the purchasing patterns of their buyers through on site advanced stat collection system.
  • The seller is kept in complete picture of the profit sharing with intimation of profit made on every sale made.
  • An online email system provides updates to the sellers even after the expiry of their personal campaigns to keep them abreast with the latest campaigns on site.
  • Tee chip helps sellers in marketing drive by offering 3rd party customer and sales tracking systems like facebook conversion pixels and Google analytics.
  • Excellent customer care ensures seamless and 24/7 assistance to sellers and their customers to handle any issues that may arise during the campaign or even after.
  • The site has an awesome quality assurance mechanism in place. For any issues or flawed product, the site offers free reprinting, delivery and replacement for complete customer satisfaction.
  • The site is ideal for NGOs that seek to spread the word about their mission and objectives through target message printed products.

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MTN Joyous Celebration 20 Tour

MTN Joyous Celebration 20 Tour


MTN Joyous Celebration is a brainchild of the industry’s heavyweights – Lindelani Mkhize, Jabu Hlongwane and Mthunzi Namba. These three have made history and changed the landscape of the music industry by introducing a truly contemporary gospel sound that has captured the hearts of thousands of gospel music lovers both locally and internationally.

The MTN Joyous Celebration is an inspirational and spiritual phenomenon that has grown from strength to strength and is celebrating its 20th year. This gospel music extravaganza presents revamped traditional and contemporary spiritual hymns and original compositions. MTN Joyous Celebration is a multi-award winning gospel project that have produced dynamic singers and musicians, whose work has been felt all over the world.

MTN is a champion in showcasing the best South African musical talent to its customers through the tour MTN will be bringing MTN Joyous Celebration to various regions countrywide and exposing the fans to the latest music from the group. MTN customers will be exposed to the exclusive CallerTunez for download and enter into the main competition. By purchasing exclusive MTN Joyous Celebration tracks, RBT’s and Caller Tunez, MTN customers stand a chance to win the ultimate prize, instant ticket upgrades, handset prizes, backstage passes, photo opportunities, etc. throughout the tour.


Exclusive MTN Joyous Celebration 20 tracks to download for a chance to win an an exclusive all expenses paid trip to USA for two people:

  • Glory -> *123*90#
  • Wongigcina Emseni 2 -> *123*91#
  • I Love You -> *123*92#
  • Awesome -> *123*93#
  • Kisihlabelo -> *123*94#
  • Wongigcina Emseni #1 -> *123*95#


Upcoming Concert dates

  • 15 June – Mmabatho
  • 2 July – Middelburg
  • 29 – 30 July – Durban
  • 27 August – Bloemfontein
  • 10 September – Polokwane
Gwara Nama Outie with MiWay Insurance

Gwara Nama Outie with MiWay Insurance



In a time where we are all searching for transparency, honesty, integrity; especially from the services we buy; insurance is one such service and one of the most important services that can be bought. Thankfully MiWay Insurance has found a hilarious but relevant way of letting South Africans reap rewards while educating them about insurance that allows customers freedom without compromising quality service and coverage.


MiWay has launched their “Gwara Nama Outie” campaign , an ingenious way of telling South Africans to choose insurance their way  no hidden fees, no loop holes and no fine print.  ‘Gwara nama outie’ means ‘gwara with your friends’ and it involves friends going back and forth poking fun at one other, sending a message through the campaign that you shouldn’t be dissed by your insurance company, but simply have things done your way, the first time around.


The “Gwara Nama Outie” campaign has comedic sensation Mpho Popps, promoting its tag line “Don’t let your insurance gwara you, gwara  nama outie”. The “Gwara Nama Outie” campaign gives you the chance to win tickets to the country’s best stand-up comedy events, by simply visiting






How do you gwara?

– Choose the person you want to gwara

– Choose from a list of Gwaras

– View your Gwara and share it on Facebook or Twitter.




MiWay offers insurance freedom with benefits, like getting your average premium back after 3 months if you buy insurance online* or getting R1000 back on your car insurance claim if you lodge it via the brand’s app *. With MiWay, customers can get their rewards whether they claim or not, with a choice of affordable insurance with a hassle-free claims process and the option to fix car insurance premiums for up to 36 months. So go on, visit the site and gwara nama outie. Remember the hashtag to use on social media is #MiWaygwara


*Ts&Cs Apply



AG#Hashtag_Cassper Nyovest with AG#Hashtag


19 April 2016: Hip Hop superstar Cassper Nyovest and AG Mobile have launched the AG#Hashtag, a well specified 4G LTE mobile device available exclusively through MTN. This is the first time that AG Mobile has collaborated on the design aspects, colour of the device with a celebrity.

According to AG Mobile’s CEO, Anthony Goodman, this is the next step in the company’s ongoing brand partnership with the celebrated musician, as well as for his flourishing career. “Our synergy is grounded on shared brand characteristics and objectives – we’re proudly local brands, working at something we’re passionate and successful at. We’re sure South Africans will get behind us and support the innovation and collaboration by two strong local brands. The offering is just as good as our global competitors have to offer, that we can guarantee.”

He continues, “The AG#Hashtag isn’t just inspired by Cassper – he actually played an integral part in the development, design and specifications of the device over the nine months it took to bring it to market. We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve created – in fact it now stands as AG Mobile’s flagship device.”

Cassper says, “To put it simply, the #Hashtag is dope! It was designed for someone who loves music, being in the mix, and socialising with their crew. Basically it has everything I would want in a phone so I’m giving a shout out to all my fans to check out the #Hashtag’s quality features and design, and then to change over to AG. They have my word that they’ll be getting great value!”

Larry Annetts, Chief Consumer Officer: MTN SA, adds: “MTN is pleased to be part of this exciting initiative to launch an LTE smartphone with our brand ambassador, Casper Nyovest. The launch of this handset gives expression to our strategy of providing our customers with a wide bouquet of smart devices to enable them to access our ubiquitous digital offerings and the rich world of data. This is one of the ways that MTN is leading the delivery of a bold new digital world to its customers.”

Some of the high-end features specified by Cassper include 4G LTE for faster data speeds for internet browsing, a 13MP back camera and 5MP front camera for awesome selfies, increased battery power, and a 5.5” Corning® Gorilla®3 glass screen for watching music videos in high definition. It also boasts exclusive Cassper wallpapers and comes pre-installed with his app.

Recognised as the first mobile technology company to launch its own brand of phone in 2007, to date AG Mobile has released more than 60 devices.  Goodman continues, “The AG#Hashtag aligns with our goals of producing quality, affordable devices and meeting the needs of the market – in this case Cassper’s growing fan base. The excellent user experience is due to the inclusion of a MediaTek 1.5GHz OctaCore processor and as with all our other devices, our efficient customer care centre will ensure excellent after-sales support for our customers.”


The AG#Hashtag’s features include:

  • 4G LTE enabling faster data speeds for internet usage and browsing
  • Android™ 5.1 Lollipop
  • 5″ HD IPS Corning® Gorilla® 3 Glass touchscreen
  • 13MP back camera with auto-focus and flash, quick capture, 4 x digital zoom, burst mode, Auto HDR, Panorama
  • 5MP front camera
  • MediaTek 6753 OctaCore 1.5GHz processor
  • 16GB ROM
  • 2GB RAM
  • External memory (expandable to 128GB)
  • Functions supported: GPS, WIFI, Bluetooth4.0, FM, Gravity Sensor, Accelerometer
  • Multimedia player
  • 2 500mAh Li-ion battery with fast charge
  • Accessories: protective cover, limited edition headphones


Available in a funky red – Cassper’s own design specification and favourite colour – the AG#Hashtag will be available exclusively through MTN’s retail outlets and call centres. The device will cost R229 monthly (over 24 months) on an MTN MyChoice contract and retails at R3 499 on pre-paid. The phone is available on pre-order from April 19 until May 10 at Customers who pre-order and purchase a device on contract or pre-paid will receive a limited edition Cassper autographed back cover for their AG#Hashtag. (terms & conditions apply).


AG#Hashtag front.3 devices together AG#Hashtag side view AG#Hashtag AG#Hashtag back AG#Hashtag front_low res

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MTN empowers Limpopo community with six multi-media centres

MTN empowers Limpopo community with six multi-media centres


MTN SA Foundation in partnership with the Department of Social Development and the Department of Education donated six multi media centres including a special needs centre at the Hope and Grace Special School today. The R2.4 million investment into the community of Limpopo is part of MTN Foundations ongoing schools connectivity programme that aims to provide ICT tools and Internet connectivity to previously disadvantaged communities.

The other recipients schools from Limpopo are Alf Makaleng Primary, Luthuli Park Primary, Dr. A.M.S. Makunyane Secondary, Masedibu High School and Mayeke Higher Primary also benefit from this partnership.

MTN Foundation also focuses on inclusive learning, one of the critical elements in the education value chain. It also offers a model whereby South Africa can advance in the area of education through the effective use of communications technology.

Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi; General Manager of MTN SA Foundation says: “Grace and Hope Special School was identified as one of the schools for learners with special needs that required assistance.”

“The special needs media centre unveiled today is different from the other schools. The centre was specifically designed and fitted with special hardware and software equipment to cater for learners with disabilities,” Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi.

MTN SA Foundation aims to continue using ICT to promote education, transformation & the development of disadvantaged communities of South Africa.

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And the MTN SKY competition winner is…

And the MTN SKY competition winner is…

16 October 2014

MTN Sky winner with Mafikizolo and MTN CMO (1)

After weeks of waiting, speculation and fierce online discussions, the winner of the MTN Sky “Win A Plane” Competition was unveiled today amid much fan-fare. Durban-based Shikanth Bugwandeen was announced as the winner of the MTN Sky “Win A Plane” Competition.


As the winner of the competition, Bugwandeen has the option of taking home the Sling 4 four-seater aeroplane of redeem its cash equivalent of R1,7 million.


He opted to redeem the cash prize and pledged to donate 10% of his winnings to charities, including Open Air School, an institution that his daughter attends that caters for children living with disabilities.


Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer at MTN South Africa, selected and announced the winner in the presence of both MTN and external auditors much to the excitement of the journalists who attended this momentous occasion at MTN head offices in Johannesburg.


“This has been a very exciting competition that has provided us with the opportunity to say thank you to our valued customers for their loyalty and support. The prize money of the competition resonates with the popular phrase: ‘the sky is the limit’. We wish to thank our customers for their overwhelming response to the competition which is testament of how we give our customers opportunities to experience unique experiences,” says Annetts.


A medical doctor by profession, an elated Bugwandeen was at loss for words when he was handed over the cheque.  “I am speechless and lost for words. My family does not want for anything. When MTN called me and told me that I am the winner of the competition I shrugged it off wondering: ‘who gives up a plane’. I don’t know what my family has done to deserve this.”


Bugwandeen says he will reserve the rest of his winnings for his children’s education.

Reimolotswe Primary School wins a fully connected computer laboratory

Reimolotswe Primary School wins a fully connected computer laboratory


The MTN SA Foundation, in conjunction with the Department of Water and Sanitation, awarded a fully equipped computer laboratory to Reimolotswe Primary School on the 7th of April 2016.  The computer lab was a first prize award for the Drama category of the Baswa Le Meetsi Project and competition.

The Foundation sponsored the wining prize of a computer laboratory for all the categories and has built and furnished five labs for all the winning schools.  The laboratories are the Foundation’s way of contributing to the national drive to improve the quality of basic of education. Educators use the media labs as the enabling tool to deliver their mandate.

The partnership with the Department of Water and Sanitation is founded on the Foundations mandate to connect South African communities for greater self-reliance making the Baswa Le Meetsi project- which targets foundation phase learners from Grade four to six in the General Education and Training (GET) band- a good platform implement on said mandate.  The participating schools are tasked with expressing their message about water and sanitation using art as a delivery medium in the following categories drama, poetry, praise poetry, music and posters.  The theme was “washing of hands, use and care of sanitation facilities for a healthy lifestyle .”

The sponsored computer laboratories each consists of 21 workstations, a multi-functional printer, an inter-active white board, data projector, router, data card for connectivity, external antenna to boost network connection, subsidised internet connectivity for 24 months and curriculum based software.

Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi, General Manager of the MTN SA Foundation stated “Connecting schools and providing education facilities is key to MTN SA Foundation and I’m pleased that we are able to improve quality of education throughout South Africa.”

“The intention goes beyond connecting and educating the community but also includes providing an eco-system that will boost the local economy,” Mtunzi-Hairwadzi concluded.

The foundation’s overarching social investment mandate is to connect communities for greater self-reliance. It does so through a focus on ICT in education and community programmes.

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It is astounding that people have found ways to earn money (and lots of it) from almost anything. Here is a list of successful bloggers and their earnings… Blogging was not as popular back in the initial years of the 1990s. The popularity started to surge after 1999, and right now blogging has become a strong medium. Blogs cover various subjects and topics, ranging from fashion, food and philosophy, to sports, stocks and science, and almost anything else you could think of. People earn lots of money from blogging – in fact some are earning so much from it that blogging is not a part-time occupation for them anymore Here is a list of successful bloggers and their earnings: 9: Ewdison Then He is the co-founder and CEO of R3 Media LLC – the media community behind SlashGear. Though Ewdison is considered more of an entrepreneur than a blogger, his contributions to blogging are immense. SlashGear is all about the new tech gadgets, and his blog is continuously updating – providing the readers with fresh content every day. Most of his income comes from pay-per-click. He earns $60,000 to $80,000 (about R796 000 to R1 million) per month. 8: Gina Trapani She is a social woman who talks and writes on self improvement on her famous blog LifeHacker. She shares her various experiences and provides tips to living a better life. She earns about $100,000 to $110,000 (about R1,3 to R1,5 million) a month. 7: Collis Ta’eed He is the owner of a famous blog TutsPlus. His blog has lectures, tutorials and almost anything that can help/inform a reader about application software and other site designing tools.... read more