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Calling all short filmmakers: Showcase your creativity at the Fame Shorts Film Festival
Are you a short filmmaker ready to share your creative vision with the world? Look no further than the Fame Shorts Film Festival, where your hard work and talent will take centre stage. This is your chance to be part of an incredible opportunity to showcase your film alongside the most innovative and dynamic independent filmmakers from across Africa and its diaspora. 16 Feb 2024 Read more

Back to school cool
PNA's must-have supplies for a fun and organised school year! 11 Jan 2024 Read more

The ultimate PNA Christmas cheer gift guide!
Unwrap the magic of thoughtful and affordable presents. 8 Dec 2023 Read more

Benjy Mudie 'shoots from the hip' with a new entertainment podcast venture
Mid November will herald the launch of “From the Hip with Benjy Mudie”, a unique South African music podcast brought to you by Solid Gold Podcasts. Packed with humor, insights and observations and featuring some epic songs, “From The Hip” is essential listening for those who love music and the stories behind the artists. 20 Nov 2023 Read more

ProfitShare Partners: Economic inclusion, growth, job creation for SMEs
Andrew Maren, founder and CEO of Fintech company ProfitShare Partners, is giving entrepreneurs who lack access to funding an opportunity to succeed by cutting through the red tape that so often leaves small and medium enterprises (SMEs) hamstrung. 8 Nov 2023 Read more

Meet the top 3 Womenpreneur Her Perfect Pitch winners
Powered by Jacaranda FM and Access Bank South Africa 6 Nov 2023 Read more

Top 10 finalists announced in the Womenpreneur Her Perfect Pitch Competition
Women entrepreneurs across South Africa have reason to celebrate as the top 10 finalists have been officially announced for the highly anticipated Womenpreneur Her Perfect Pitch Competition. This exciting initiative, generously sponsored by Jacaranda FM and Access Bank South Africa, has garnered record breaking entries and support for its mission to empower and uplift women in the world of entrepreneurship. 19 Oct 2023 Read more

Hottest Portuguese festival of summer 2023
A perfect fusion of Madeiran culture and the South African spirit. 12 Oct 2023 Read more

Rising to the challenge of mental health, one step at a time
In an era increasingly attuned to the significance of mental health and hospice care, the Pineapple Walk, hosted by Club 100, emerges as a beacon of hope, unity, and the collective strength of action. This annual 5-kilometer walk unites individuals from diverse backgrounds, fostering a sense of community and belonging, all while championing two critical causes. Participating in the Pineapple Walk is a straightforward and accessible endeavour. The impact of your involvement transcends mere footsteps; it represents a meaningful contribution to the advancement of mental health and hospice care. The proceeds generated from this event are channelled toward organizations and initiatives dedicated to supporting those grappling with mental health challenges and individuals in hospice care. By joining the walk, you play a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of life for countless individuals and their families. 10 Oct 2023 Read more

Womenpreneur Her Perfect Pitch Competition top 30 announced from a record-breaking pool
"After a process that involved reviewing over 500 applications and selecting the top 30 Womenpreneurs in South Africa for a panel review, we are thrilled to announce the Top 30 exceptional women from which one winner, two runners up, and the Top 10 will be chosen." 27 Sep 2023 Read more

ProfitShare Partners Andrew Maren invited to the prestigious SIBOS Finance Event in Canada
ProfitShare Partners, a trailblazing global fintech company dedicated to supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through innovative financing solutions, proudly announces that its founder and CEO, Andrew Maren, has been invited to the renowned SIBOS Finance Event. This esteemed event, organised by SWIFT, is taking place until 21 September 2023 in Toronto Canada. 22 Sep 2023 Read more

Fame Week Africa: Expect all this... and so much more
With South Africa's premier media and entertainment event just days away we believe that music, TV and film in Africa each have the power to change lives, ignite dreams, inspiring innovation and fostering cultural unity. Through storytelling and creative expression, we can reshape narratives and empower generations. Let the magic begin! 1 Sep 2023 Read more

PNA and Breadline Africa kick off Funky Socks Day 2023
South Africa's leading stationery and art materials retailer PNA is once again supporting the 2023 Funky Socks Day campaign, in collaboration with non-profit organisation (NPO) Breadline Africa in a combined bid to make a positive impact on early child development and improve schools in vulnerable communities across the country. 17 Aug 2023 Read more

Muziki Africa: The beat of Africa beckons...
We're leading the African drumroll for Muziki Africa as Fame Week Africa gathers the vibrant sectors of the African creative economy, including music, film, TV, animation, and entertainment technology, from 3-10 September at the magnificent host city of Cape Town. 16 Aug 2023 Read more

NGO aims to smash world record to raise funds on Mandela Day
Let's honour the words of Madiba: "Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth who care for and protect our people." 7 Jun 2023 Read more

Renowned Caravela Portuguese Festival returns to Gauteng from 2-4 June 2023
The renowned Caravela Festival, brought to you by the Portuguese Forum of South Africa, returns to Gauteng from 2-4 June 2023, outdoors at Casa dos Poveiros, 177 Dayan Rd, Dayanglen, Boksburg. 15 May 2023 Read more

The wait is over. Registrations for MIP Africa are now live!
MIP Africa, part of Fame Week Africa, returns to the host city of Cape Town from 4 to 6 September 2023, with Fame Week Africa running from 3 to 10 September 2023. 9 May 2023 Read more

Fintechs and banks: A marriage made in digital heaven
"There's a quiet revolution happening in the financial services sector and it's bringing speed, opportunities and better service to customers around the globe," says Andrew Maren, founder and CEO of Fintech firm ProfitShare Partners. 11 Apr 2023 Read more

Canal+ and Showmax's Spinners nominated for best series at Canneseries
The team behind Spinners, French production company, Empreinte Digitale and South African production company, Natives at Large have recently received exciting news: Their highly anticipated eight-episode action-drama series filmed in Cape Town, received a nomination at the sixth edition of Canneseries. 3 Apr 2023 Read more

Kunjani Mall Concordia celebrates Zanele Montle on opening day
On 30 March 2023, Latitude Properties, a well-known South African development group, will launch phase one of the R200m Kunjani Concordia mixed-use development in Concordia, Knysna. The 4500m2 shopping mall will bring shopping convenience to an underserved area, with phase two planned to include a second retail component and other amenities such as affordable housing, a co-working office, day clinic, action-soccer fields, and an Early Childhood Development centre. 9 Mar 2023 Read more

SA Flip Flop Day - 17 February 2023 - support the Choc Childhood Cancer Foundation
Did you know, in some way, every single one of us is affected by childhood cancer? While it may not affect you directly in some cases - it could be someone close to you - but may be a beloved family member or the child of a close friend or colleague. Somehow, we all hear of or know of one brave little child or teenager fighting cancer every day. 6 Feb 2023 Read more

Access Bank South Africa takes CFI's Best Business Banking Solutions in SA 2022 title
In financial news released from its London head office on Thursday, 26 January 2023, Capital Finance International (CFI) has named Access Bank South Africa the Best Business Banking Solutions in South Africa for 2022. 2 Feb 2023 Read more

Benjy Mudie inducted in the South African Radio Hall of Fame
Music industry veteran, Benjy Mudie, was officially inducted into the South African Radio Hall of Fame at a star-studded event on Saturday, 26 November 2022. His radio career started with a co-hosted show on what was then Radio 5, alongside the legendary Rafe Lavine, a radio personality that Mudie credits as a huge inspiration. Then at the urging of then Radio 2000 program manager, Richard Jones, he created " Rock of Ages", a four hour national rock show that fast became the `go to` show for rock lovers. His love for classic 60`s and 70`s pop and soul found a home in a six-year stint on 702`s "Solid Gold". He left to join Hot 102.7FM, where he currently holds down the music on Sunday nights. 29 Nov 2022 Read more

Access Bank South Africa announces the winners of the 2022 Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton
The winners of Access Bank's 2022 Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton, South Africa were announced at a glittering Gala Event held at Summer Place in Sandton on 17 November 2022. 25 Nov 2022 Read more

PNA paints a House of Creativity Mural in the Maboneng Precinct
Stationary company PNA celebrated its 30th Birthday on 29 October 2022 at the Mobaneng Precinct, Fox Street as part of the community Creative Art Fair. The day included the unveiling of the PNA House of Creative Mural building wrap mural and an art fair culminating with a colourful fun run through the Precinct. 8 Nov 2022 Read more

Summer in the City Unplugged
What better way to welcome the end of the year and kick off the festive season than at Summer in the City Unplugged? Taking place on 3 December at Waterfall City, Summer in the City Unplugged is all about relaxing, unwinding and spending time with your family and friends. It's a celebration of gourmet eats and vibey beats. Think picnic blankets, mouthwatering artisanal food, chilled music and unlimited fun! 1 Nov 2022 Read more

Madeira Festival hits the spot
To paraphrase Julius Caesar, 'They came, they saw, they conquered' ... and you can add to that, 'They ate, they drank, and they partied!' That's the narrative of the wildly successful Madeira Festival which arguably broke all attendance records for a lifestyle event this year. 10 Oct 2022 Read more

For the love of Madeira
Pack away those winter blues, spring has sprung, and summer is getting ready to spread its wings. What better way than to welcome & celebrate the change of weather with three days of fun, the Portuguese Way, at the colourful Madeira Fest, featuring mouthwatering food, vibrant music, captivating folk dancing and unlimited fun, from 30 September-2 October 2022 at Casa de Madeira in Alberton and brought to you by the Portuguese Forum, the hosts of the successful Caravela Portuguese Festivals. 12 Sep 2022 Read more

Dynamic Dr Reza set for Cape Town
Stimulated by demand from his Cape Town clients, renowned aesthetic medicine practitioner Dr Reza Mia is heading to the Mother City in September 2022 where he will host one-on-one personal consultations and treatments on 12 and 13 September. 31 Aug 2022 Read more

It's Fame Week Africa or FOMO!
"As we count down the days to the opening of Fame Week Africa 2022 on 24 August, our collective excitement has reached fever-pitch," says Martin Hiller, marketing, content +creative director of Fame Week Africa, powered by RX Africa. "Our teams, exhibitors, speakers, collaborators and sponsors are happily anticipating the gathering of some of the world's foremost industry icons." 24 Aug 2022 Read more

Empowering the industry: Don't miss Fame Week Africa's Top 10 Women in Entertainment live
Sisters are doing it for themselves - and Fame Week Africa will be broadcasting their talents live from Fame Week Africa from 24-26 August at CTICC in the host city of Cape Town. 11 Aug 2022 Read more

Will you be Access Bank's 2022 Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton South Africa winner?
Hot on the heels of Access Bank's Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton Africa 2021 where South Africa's Rotondwa Musitha, owner and founder of Trash Converters, took fifth prize in the event, Access Bank South Africa now seeks to replicate a local win in the Access Bank Womenpreneur campaign. 4 Aug 2022 Read more

The African music industry to be celebrated at Fame Week Africa
Joining the events taking place at Fame Week Africa, Muziki Africa will be the music business event, which unites, connects, serves and supports the African music ecosystem to exchange, create, play, forge relationships and shape the future of the industry. 27 Jul 2022 Read more

PNA launches the 'Rock your Funky Socks' campaign to build early childhood development schools
Rock your funky socks for education. Help us build a school! 11 Jul 2022 Read more

Cape Town International Animation Festival celebrates 10 years
2022 is a milestone year for Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF), the largest dedicated African animation festival. It is celebrating its 10th year, and will be one of the signature events of Fame Week Africa. 8 Jul 2022 Read more

Ready for unrivalled opportunity at Fame Week Africa 2022
These are our stories, told by us, for us and the world. This was the overarching theme for the Road to Fame Week Africa 2022 function, held at Hotel Sky on 1 June, where organisers RX Africa outlined its plans for this year's edition of show. 13 Jun 2022 Read more

Let Nagging Panda deal with late payers, says TechZoo Corporation's Elan Lea
If anyone understands the constrictions and damage late payments have on small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and corporates alike, it's serial entrepreneur and TechZoo Corporation CEO, Elan Lea. 13 Jun 2022 Read more

USA for Africa at Fame Week Africa
Fame Week Africa, headlined by MIP Africa and Muziki Africa, is set to welcome the United States of America as its first guest country at the 2022 event, taking place from 24 to 26 August in the host city of Cape Town. 1 Jun 2022 Read more

Roy Davies takes the reins as Noble Resorts operations manager
Noble Resorts - an independent property development company that is redefining retirement - has appointed hospitality industry veteran, Roy Davies, as its operations manager. Davies will oversee day-to-day operations at Noble Resorts, ensuring that residents will experience service that matches the best at the world's finest all-inclusive resorts. 27 May 2022 Read more

The 'winner takes it all', as Hot 102.7FM and Dis-Chem send lucky listener to Abba Voyage
After a month-long on-air campaign, over 400,000 entries, countless Abba hits, and a party for the ages, Viki Botha will be winging her way to London to watch the Abba Voyage concert, courtesy of Hot 102.7FM and Dis-Chem. 16 May 2022 Read more

Hot 102.7FM's 70s & 80s party rocks Joburg
As the dust settles on the party of the year, Hot 102.7FM and its growing audience are reflecting on a night to remember and are already looking forward to what Johannesburg's newest commercial radio station comes up with next. 12 May 2022 Read more

Hot 102.7FM's Gimme Gimme Gimme ABBA Party sells out in four days!
Hot 102.7FM's Gimme Gimme Gimme ABBA Party - the disco event of 2022 - has sold out in just four days. 11 Apr 2022 Read more

Hot 102.7FM... The big switch!
You listened, we heard! 25 Mar 2022 Read more

Celebrating superwomen in the restaurant industry
The Restaurant Collective, founded by Natasha Sideris, founder and CEO of Tashas Group, and Grace Harding, CEO of Ocean Basket, is celebrating International Women's Day on 8 March to highlight the contribution South African woman are making to the SA and International restaurant industry. Like most societies, only 26% of leaders are woman and the higher up the corporate ladder, the fewer are woman with only 23% being at a director level, (Source: catalyst.org/research/women-in-management) and the hospitality industry is only now starting to see women entering the boardroom. 10 Mar 2022 Read more

ProfitShare Partners fitting sponsor for Gibs Entrepreneurship Development Academy 2022
Fintech company ProfitShare Partners, a disruptive company that provides funding for entrepreneurs and start-ups without the tangle of traditional banking red tape, has signed up to sponsor the Gibs Entrepreneurship Academy's Slaying In Your Lane series from March through to November 2022. 8 Mar 2022 Read more

Fame Week Africa 2022 set for new heights
According to a Business Insider article, Apple, Warner Music, Sony Music and Universal Music are seizing the opportunity to be part of the African entertainment boom, setting up offices and acquiring African music labels. Global streaming giant Netflix and other major entertainment companies are increasingly investing in African-made programming and content. The African TV market is expanding, and companies not focused on this emerging market may lose out on massive opportunities. 16 Feb 2022 Read more

Sugendhree Reddy takes the reigns as Access Bank SA's CEO
The appointment of Sugendhree Reddy as Access Bank SA's new CEO bodes well for the bank at the start of a new year after a successful launch in South Africa last year. 4 Feb 2022 Read more

Join JEFF as they go even bigger than last year's record-breaking 25-hour workout
Get ready for a 26-hour fitness and entertainment marathon, all in support of a great cause! 25 Jan 2022 Read more

ReboundSA launches NooBounce 'Rebounding for Kids' programme
To find out what NooBounce is all about and meet Igg & Oogi Noo see here: https://youtu.be/9B5FsKdSxNM; and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngccAIVbAvc. 3 Dec 2021 Read more

Penultimate round of the Pozidrive VW Challenge
The penultimate round of the Pozidrive VW Challenge took place at the Zwartkops Raceway, Pretoria this past Saturday. Charisse van der Merwe, racing the Hot 102.7FM-sponsored VW POLO finished the races in third position overall in Class B. This is an outstanding achievement in that there were 21 cars racing in the class. Charisse is currently the leading woman in the Pozidrive VW Challenge. 23 Nov 2021 Read more

Calling talented designers: Your opportunity to win in the PNA Creative Collab - Heritage Design Competition
What better time to introduce the PNA Creative Collab than Heritage Day... We are a country of phenomenal creativity and diverse cultures, and PNA wants you to combine your love of stationery and design with your magical heritage, and WIN! 4 Oct 2021 Read more

Fintech ProfitShare Partners announced as J.P. Morgan's Abadali Fund official short-term funding service provider
ProfitShare Partners is delighted to announce its appointment as the official short-term funding service provider for the recently launched Abadali Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP), an initiative between J.P. Morgan and the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic). 30 Aug 2021 Read more

Rentoza: Leveraging the agility of a fintech to radically scale a new business
In response to the 16 million South Africans unable to afford essential home and business equipment, along with those locked into inflexible contracts for outdated technology, Rentoza has created a secure online marketplace that allows consumers to subscribe for the use of products for a specific time period. 4 Aug 2021 Read more

Profitshare Partners tackles Sportsnation's dream opportunity for win-win result
"We were approached by one of South Africa's largest banks to help Sportsnation using our unique model," says ProfitShare Partners CEO Andrew Maren. "Captained by Malusi Mbambo, the Sportsnation team had a great opportunity of being one of the exclusive official tour operator partners to the 2023 Rugby World Cup to market and sell ticket inclusive packages to the event." 26 Jul 2021 Read more

ARC induction programme brings online solutions to HOA leaders
Established in 2008 to proactively support the volunteers and/or members of Homeowners Associations (HOAs) and Bodies Corporate and their management teams to establish, maintain and enhance the value of properties and the lifestyles of their residents, the Association of Residential Communities (ARC) works to support and optimise estate leadership writes Jeff Gilmour, president of ARC. 23 Jul 2021 Read more

Access Bank's Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton Africa welcomes South Africa
Are you a woman who owns and runs her own innovative business, looking for a grant that will assist you to expand? Perhaps you're seeking expert training to grow your business? Sounds like you're a womenpreneur, and you could qualify for a grant of up to R200,000 and a mini MBA to get you soaring to success. 12 Jul 2021 Read more

Early investors to share in profit from UK government-backed SA vertical business jet
What would Naspers do to find another investment as rewarding as Tencent, and Sequoia Capital, the only venture investor in WhatsApp, which turned its $60m investment into $3bn when Facebook acquired the messaging service, do to find another winner like that? 27 May 2021 Read more

Rifumo Holdings the hottest of the lot and wins the #GSAW campaign
The 12-month Get South Africa Working Campaign (#GSAW), a partnership between Hot 91.9 FM and ProfitShare Partners, culminated in the announcement of Rifumo Holdings (Pty) Ltd as the R1m cash prize winner. 21 May 2021 Read more

Goodbye Grobank, hello Access Bank South Africa
Following the completion of all regulatory procedures, Grobank Limited has been officially renamed Access Bank South Africa Limited. The deal was consummated after Access Bank's acquisition of controlling shares in the former Grobank Limited, South Africa. 11 May 2021 Read more

TPW: Responding to turbulence with courage, agility
The Publicity Workshop (TPW) is one of South Africa's leading PR agencies for its agility and flexibility under pressure. 3 May 2021 Read more

SA's Pegasus Vertical Business Jet gets ready for lift-off
The Pegasus Vertical Business Jet (VBJ), being developed in South Africa, is entering its next phase with two quarter-scale models to be ready for testing and engineering by May 2021 and a full-scale unmanned hover model by the end of the year. 1 Apr 2021 Read more

AgendaWorx answers anywhere, anytime call of business 2021
As the Covid-19 pandemic moved the world rapidly into working from home in 2020, South Africa was no exception, says Zeldeen Muller, CEO of inSite Innovative Education Solutions. Now, chief technical officers (CTOs) are working to ensure all software meets work and security demands. 15 Feb 2021 Read more