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Google’s 2017 Year in Search

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A Year in South African Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2017 Dumi Masilela, Zimbabwe, Cyclone Dineo searches top the 2017 trending list
What people, places, and things were trending around the globe this year? What was the top trending news moment of the last 12 months? Which TV shows trended to the top and and grabbed people’s attention?
Today, Google announced the results of its 2017 Year in Search, offering a unique perspective on the year's major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in South Africa.   This year's trending searches show growing interest in local celebrities and events, with seven of the top 10 trending search terms being local, in contrast to fewer than half  last year. South Africans are also increasingly using search to find local businesses - the ‘near me’ search list shows what types of businesses South Africans look for in their neighbourhoods and highlights the importance of these (often small) businesses being online and findable.
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FROM FRANK: A STORY BY KULTURE

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Johannesburg, South Africa - KULTURE  is a platform created by a group of like–minded young creatives who came together earlier this year with a mission of collaborating with young local talent and curating a unique experience around independent  artists and creatives to uplift and showcase the talent we have around the country.
The concept launched in Dec 2016 last year to a handful of Joburg industry players which was very well received. 

Last month Kulture partnered with youth urban brand Castle Lite to conceptualise the first of it’s kind music exhibition / concert with the mandate to elevate local upcoming talent in the same light as their famous local and international counterparts.
‘Castle Lite, a brand known for creating some of the most amazing international experiences around some of the international acts in SA made them an obvious partner choice for this new innovative concept’ says one of the Kulture kolllektive creatives.

Kulture together with Castle Lite brought us the FRAN…

EloquentVibe Releases Debut Singles ‘Club Symphony’ & ‘My Addiction’

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Nkanyezi Kubheka and Christopher Mngomo aka (Placid) of EloquentVibe are proud to announce two of their debut singles, titled ‘Club Symphony’ & ‘My Addiction’. ‘Club Symphony’ having officially dropped on the 18th of October 2017 on all major digital platforms and ‘My Addiction’ is finally here.   
Some background... It is with no doubt that the duo has had a great musical journey, prior to 2011; Nkanyezi and Placid were just ordinary local deejays that had passion & love for the art of deejaying and music, six years later the passion, dedication & commitment within the music made them form SA’s next rising music brand; EloquentVibe. Their art of mixing music and creating new music has always fascinated the duo. EloquentVibe calls for South Africans across the globe to be part of their music journey as it continues to grow.  Nkanyezi and Placid’s ability to create music and deejay (self-taught) has earned them much respect among their peers and fellow deejays and producers w…

Imbizo Shisanyama Named Best Shisanyama in SA in the Windhoek Shisanyama Search

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The Windhoek Shisanyama Search with Chef Benny final event took place this Sunday, 10 December 2017, at the Johannesburg Expo Center. After sampling dishes from the top 8 Shisanyama finalists it was down to the consumers at the event to vote on the venue most deserving of the title of the best Shisanyama in the country.
It was Imbizo Shisanyama (Busy Corner) who walked away victorious after a full day of braai-ing.

Windhoek Beer believes that the secret to a great experience is the combination of good food, good friends and 100% Pure Beer. This is why they launched the search for SA’s best Shisanyama and called on South Africans to nominate and vote for their local favourites.
The Windhoek Shisanyama Search with Chef Benny travelled across Mzansi to find SA’s best Shisanyama. After two months the search revealed the top eight finalists who battled it out at the main event. Finally it was Busy CornerImbizo Shisanyamawho walked away with the deserving title of South Africa’s best Shisanyam…

STANDARD BANK ENSURES THE NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL MOVES FORWARD

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(image supplied by Standard Bank: Ayanda Mjekula National Arts Festival Chairman, Hazel Chimhandamba Head of Group Sponsorship for Standard Bank, Tony Lankester CEO of the National Arts Festival, Dianne Graney Sponsorship Manager Standard Bank, Ashraf Johaardien Executive Producer of the National Arts Festival) 

GRAHAMSTOWN – Standard Bank has renewed their sponsorship of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, one of the country’s longest and highest profile sponsorship investments, for a further three years. Standard Bank’s partnership with the iconic event will run until the end of 2020. 
“Our partnership extends back to 1984 and has endured ever since – most recently as the title sponsor of both the Jazz Festival and the Young Artist Awards, two flagship properties in the Festival stable,” National Arts Festival CEO Tony Lankester said. “The new agreement will see a deepening of the existing relationship, will bring a new project to life, and will help reinvigorate an established…

“AWARD NOMINATED BROADWAY SHOW SET TO HIT JOHANNESBURG” Gold Reef City

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From producer Jaco van Rensburg of VR Theatrical comes the high energy, sing-along, dancing in the aisle, feel good smash hit musical stage production of the year: Rock of Ages. Live at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre from Friday, 17 November until Sunday, 10 December 2017, Rock of Ages is the multi Tony award-nominated Broadway musical written by Chris D'Arienzo… even better than the movie written by Hollywood!
“Rock of Ages is like a time machine. If you were young (or younger…) in the 80s, this show will take you on a journey back to that era and it is guaranteed to make you laugh! It is jam-packed with great tunes, amazing effects and a star-studded all-South African cast!” says van Rensburg. “Think shoulder pads, lycra, lots of stone-washed denim, tight leather pants, bright colours, permed hair and mullets…and you’re one step closer to defining the essence of the show.”
Taking audiences all the way back to 1987, to the fabled West Hollywood club, the Bourbon Room, Rock of Ages 

SAMA 24 entries open

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The race is on for eligible entrants for the 24th instalment of the South African Music Awards (SAMAs)
The RiSA CEO, Nhlanhla Sibisi, today announced that the entries for the prestigious SAMAs were officially opening from 1 November 2017 to 31 January 2018.
The SAMAs seek to honour excellence in music by South African artists who have released new material between 1 February 2017 – 31 January 2018, across some over 25 categories encompassing various South African musical genres. To be eligible for entry, artists should have commercially released their albums from the 01 February 2017 – 31 January 2018.  For more information on the rules for SAMA 24 and the categories thereof, please visit our website onwww.samusicawards.co.za
Comments Sibisi: ‘We have seen a year on year increase over the past two years and we await with great anticipation to see the caliber of entries for SAMA 24. The SAMAs have proved its resilience and mettle as the most coveted music honour South African artists aspir…

STATEMENT: MABALA NOISE CLARIFY WHAT HAPPENED AT THE MIGOS CONCERT

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Following the delay at the Johannesburg leg of the Migos South Africa tour this past weekend, event promoter Mabala Noise this morning explain what exactly happened at the concerton Saturday evening.
"We would like to thank all the fans and supporters who came out to The Domeon Saturdayto the Migos SA Tour.” says Mabala Noise spokesperson Sikhulile Nzuza.
Just after 7pmon Saturdayevening a massive storm descended on Johannesburg significantly impacting some of the access control points and the electronic accreditation systems.
In the best interests of public safety, the VOC made the decision to pause the live performances until such time as the access points were operating effectively and the safety of patrons could be assured. The safety of the fans was paramount. The time taken to ensure that the event could continue safely caused the delay to the concert schedule and timings had to be adjusted accordingly. 

All booked South African artists were backstage and made aware of the s…