Bronze Releases Long-awaited New Single

It’s been more than two years since the release of her last single, but Bronz is back and she is better than ever!

The artist’s latest single, LOVING YOU COMES EASY, was written for her baby boy who, incidentally, is also the reason she hasn’t released new music recently. “Because I wrote this song for my son, I wanted it to be special and relatable, so it took a little longer than usual to complete,” explains the singer.

According to Bronz, LOVING YOU COMES EASY is meant to spark happiness and make people think of someone special in their lives, whether a child, partner or family member. “I love lyrics that tell a story and that is what I tried to do with this song. Having a baby truly is life-changing, and it inspired me to create something special. I hope one day my son will listen to this song and be proud.”

The song, with its modern country feel, was written by Bronz – with a little help from her producer, Mark Beling. The two have been working together for years and the singer credits him for helping her achieve success. “I can honestly say that my music would not have been what it is without Mark. He is professional, talented, and we speak the same musical language.”

The timing of the single’s release, says Bronz, was inspired by a decision that her music should be like a passion project that never ends. “When I initially went into the studio, I decided to do a song that I loved, even if no one else liked it,” she says. “That said, LOVING YOU COMES EASY is an easy listening song that should appeal to wide audience and I hope listeners will enjoy it.”

Born in Pietermaritzburg and raised in Cape Town, Bronz currently lives in Johannesburg. Her talent was discovered and nurtured from a very young age, and she decided early on that she wanted to share this incredible gift with all. She released her debut single, I Gotta, in 2012. To date, she has independently released six songs.

“It is an expensive exercise, but because music is my passion, I have always worked really hard to be able to release my songs. I am encouraged by the opportunities it presents, by reaching the number one spot on local stations, and by the support of my fans.”

Getting to this stage of her music career hasn’t been easy. “In this industry the biggest challenge, by far, is rejection. Especially when you are younger, it is soul destroying when someone doesn’t like a project you have put your heart and soul into. It took many years for me to gain confidence and be comfortable with the fact that it is okay if not everyone likes you or your music,” says the artist.

“I also battled with finding my style. While other musicians my age just seemed to know and understand their style and the direction they wanted to take, it took me a little longer. However, as I got older, I figured out what spoke to my soul.”

Bronz draws inspiration from a range of genres – from country music to golden oldies, easy listening rock and pop – and quickly lists Freshly Ground, Jimmy Nevis, Jesse Clegg and Rubber Duc as local artists she would be honoured to collaborate with.

This incredible and influential young singer’s aim is to reach as many people through her music as possible. “Music is, after all, the international language,” she says. “While there are many talented musicians in the world, my music is all about the lyrics and telling my personal stories through song. It is a piece of me that I send out into the world.”

LOVING YOU COMES EASY is available on all digital platforms here:

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The Housewives Are Back

If the song ‘Fancy’ by Drake is anything to go by then this is the show for you

They do lavish, facebeats, lashes, and ball gowns, and only the best for this group of ladies. Glamour is not a question, money is not an issue and drama is the name of the game. 1Magic is thrilled to be bringing back its viewers their favourite reality franchise, the Real Housewives of Johannesburg.

“Friday prime time television is about to get better. The Real Housewives of Johannesburg Season 2 will keep viewers on their seats and entertained,” says Philly Kubheka Head of PR and Publicity.

Season 2 promises the usual over the top splendor and entertainment, expect more sparkle, over the top parties, expensive shoes and bigger handbags. The Real Housewives of Johannesburg introduces five new game changing queens and will premiere on Friday, 18 October 2019 at 19:00 on 1Magic.

Be sure to tune into your screens with anticipation as we bring back our songstress and former lawyer turned businesswoman, Christall Kay as she takes us on a journey with her growing music career. She also learns to juggle new dynamics and everyday pressures of daily life and making “new friends.” We also get a glimpse into her charitable side that is as full of sparkle as she is.

Christall Kay

Another returning fan favourite is Brinnette Seopela. The beauty and cosmetic entrepreneur is on the rise with major plans in the pipeline. Audiences fell in love with her gorgeous spirit and looks in Season 1, while she was planning the most lavish traditional and white wedding. Golf is the new love in her life as she rebuilds and reinvents her business.

Brinnette Seopela

Amongst these driven and charming ladies is Welkom born, Lebo Gunguluza, who is married to a well-known businessman, Lebo Gunguluza. She has published The South African Music Awards (SAMA) magazine for past 5 years, and was dubbed SA’s youngest publisher. She’s currently working on another bestseller that’s set to equip women and young girls with great life tools. She is known for saying“My definition of wealth is sleeping, waking up and still making money.”

Lebo Gunguluza

We will also meet Lethabo ‘Lejoy’ Mathatho, who is hard to miss with banging blonde locks and a personality to match. She comes all the way from Seshego, Limpopo. Lethabo is a founder of LeJoy Foundation that is set to change lives. Lethabo is a Radio and TV presenter who studied Journalism at TUT, and has become a role model in her community on a mission to empower those less fortunate. She usually says “I know where to find gold. I don’t need a man.”

Lethabo ‘Lejoy’ Mathatho

Nompumelelo “Mrs Mops” Mophatlane is the quintessential Housewife married to an IT mogul Isaac Mophatlane. Born in the east of Johannesburg Tsakane, Mrs Mops is a drama and theatre graduate from the University Of Witwatersrand (WITS). The mother of 3 enjoys boxing and yoga.

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Amongst the new Housewives is the worldly free spirited Botswana born, UK raised mother of 5. Mpho Merriweather is a chic wife, Afropunk Project Manager and trained Jewellery Designer. She’s considered the life of a party, a global nomad.

Mpho Merriweather

The gorgeous Tarina Patel is a Bollywood star and businesswoman born in Cape Town and raised in Durban. The Psychology (cum laude) graduate has been in a number of Bollywood films and South African soapies. She starred in a film called ‘One night with the King’.

Tarina Patel

Don’t miss the premiere of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S2 on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) on Friday, 18 October 2019 at 19:00.

#Lifetimelovers In For A Treat

Sizzling new shows and instant prizes up for grabs

ifetime, DStv 131, is showing viewers the love with their #LifetimeLovers campaign this summer. Through the innovative campaign viewers stand the chance of winning instant vouchers and can expect loads of new shows in the coming months.

With gripping reality series, moving relationship shows and binge-worthy movies on the way it’s never too late to become #LifetimeLovers.

October

October is filled with hard-hitting reality. In the latest season of Intervention (3 October at 9.55pm) relatives share how their loved ones have been gripped by addiction and brought to the brink of destruction. America’s original decluttering obsession Hoarders (24 October at 9.55pm), now in season 10, is also high in shock value as families struggle to keep ahead of the piles of things that have taken over their lives. Therapists, professional organisers and extreme cleaning crews are enlisted to clear the absolute chaos in these people’s lives.

November

Additional reality premiers include the brand-new series Cheerleader Generation (21 November at 8.05pm) and Ms T’s Music Factory (21 November at 9pm). Cheerleader Generation follows the competitive lives of two groups of hardworking cheerleaders and their completely dedicated coaches. Then in another exclusive, Ms T’s Music Factory former recording artist turned music manager and performance coach, Temmora Levy, is on the hunt to find her next star. She won’t stop at anything; even pushy parents had better stay out of her way!

Ten years ago, Psychic Kids chronicled the journeys of children who were learning to control their extraordinary abilities. In Psychic Kids: The Next Generation (27 November at 9pm) those original children are now successful young adults and empowering a new generation of young psychics.

Monica The Medium (27 November at 8.05pm) is a college student with a difference; she can talk to dead people. Monica uses her unique abilities to help clients communicate with loved ones who are no longer around and to deliver healing messages from the afterlife.

In the coming months Lifetime will continue to be the ultimate destination for wedding and relationship shows, with new series’ Marrying Millions, already on air (Fridays at 9pm), and Heartbreak Island and a new season of Married at First Sight.

Marrying Millions follows the love lives of six unlikely couples who hope to get married but come from completely different worlds – one partner is incredibly wealthy and the other is most certainly not. Are these stories of true love or simply true love of their newfound lavish lifestyles?

A brand-new season of Married at First Sight (15 November, 8.05pm) will have #LifetimeLovers rooting for the eight new singles who agree to legally get married to a stranger at the altar. The massively popular relationship show heads to Charlotte, North Carolina for season 9 and for the first time ever all the couples stay in the same apartment complex.

December

Love and tactics will collide in Heartbreak Island in December. In this hot new series twelve single guys and girls put everything on the line in a bid to find their perfect match and win $100,000.

Movies

Home to ‘made-for-TV’ movies, Lifetime will celebrate Book Club Month in October, every Saturday and Sunday at 7.20pm. Lifetime’s book to screen series features original movies based on novels by international bestselling author Jane Green and the second of V.C. Andrews’ serialized novels, following the Casteel Family. November and December are also jam-packed with fresh Lifetime Original Movies.

#LifetimeLovers relish all the drama, all the romance and all the intrigue that comes with reality series, relationship shows and made for TV movies. They also stand the chance of winning instant Uber ride, Uber Eats, Takealot and Sorbet vouchers. Winning is as simple as following and engaging with Lifetime on social media. Weekly cash prizes are also up for grabs. Follow @LifetimeSA on Twitter for more details, T’s and C’s apply.

Triple Treat Live On SuperSport

Whether it’s from East London or Los Angeles, this weekend’s best boxing will enjoy live coverage on SuperSport

On Sunday afternoon, SA boxing prodigy Azinga Fuzile will move one step closer to a world championship shot when he fights an IBF eliminator against Russia’s dangerous Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov in East London.

Fuzile hasn’t put a step wrong in his five-year pro career and Rakhimov represents a big jump in his level of opposition. The Russian, who has an identical 14-0 record, already has a pair of wins over SA opposition (Rofhiwa Maemu and Malcolm Klaassen) and will be determined to claim a third on Sunday.

But he’ll have it all to do given Fuzile’s movement and outstanding fighting instincts, not to speak of the Orient Theatre’s intimidating environment.

The tournament will be streamed live on DStv Now (SS Play) with a repeat on SuperSport 4 (SS4) from 18:00.

Also on Sunday, two of the world’s best welterweights will collide in LA when unbeaten southpaw banger Errol Spence, the IBF champion, fights WBC champion Shawn Porter (SuperSport 6, from 03:00).

Spence is commonly rated among the five best pound-for-pound fighters, but ought to have his hands full against Porter, a rugged mauler who mixes explosiveness with recklessness.

The ingredients are in place for a compelling fight with Spence having vowed to knock his American rival out and Porter dead keen to up-end his underdog status.

Earlier, on Friday night (SuperSport 10, 19:00), SA mini-flyweight champion Xolisa Magusha will defend his title against fourth-ranked Sibusiso Bandla in East London.

Southpaw Magusha is excitement on legs, a non-stop puncher who is never in a bad fight.

Coming Up On Carte Blanche: We Won’t Back Down – 29 September 2019

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 29 September 2019 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00

In this special 90-minute extended broadcast we revisit several stories from the last year to find out if our truth has brought any change, and if not, why not? Interspersed between fresh investigations and gritty confronts, view several follow-up inserts on Carte Blanche this week for the answers you’ve been asking for.

INVESTIGATIONS > ACTION

Dukwana Unravels Free State Corruption

Former Free State MEC Mxolisi Dukwana is like a walking encyclopaedia on Free State corruption. His latest affidavit and testimony at the Zondo commission implicate officials, businessmen, pastors and police, and placed his former comrade, ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule at the centre of this patronage network. Carte Blanche visits the Free State to see the projects Dukwana says are corrupt.

Producer: Joy Summers | Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender

Dodgy Pool Deals

With at least 71 unhappy customers, a history of poor workmanship and non-delivery going back at least two years, Carte Blanche investigates the empty promises made by a Johannesburg pool contractor, who takes deposits but leaves clients high and dry. Winning new business with stunning proposals and claims of having finished 300 pools, expectant clientele part with up to R60 000 for their sparkling new pool, but after some basic digging and concrete work, the job remains undone.

Producer: Nicky Troll | Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
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Eight Seconds of Glory – South African Rodeo

From cattle rustling to showdowns at high noon, cowboys are legends. Popular culture heroes. And they’re not just in the old West. Meet South Africa’s very own cowboys – and girls – who proudly strut their stuff in the 150-year-old death-defying tradition of rodeo riding. Traditionally thought of as a man’s game, rodeo is a thrilling and dangerous extreme sport with millions of followers worldwide. Carte Blanche meets cowboys-in-training and the 22-year-old cowgirl who take on 800 kilograms of pure fury in the eight seconds of glory.

Producer: Graham Coetzer | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli
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EMPOWERING > ENLIGHTENING

Deepfakes

At first used to create pornographic videos, or revenge porn, deepfake videos take fake news and malicious hoaxes to a new level or disinformation and distrust.

Producer: Eugene Botha | Presenter: Masa Kekana

Cut-throat SA Music Industry

Luxury homes, expensive cars and designer clothes – that’s the perception, but in this multi-million-Rand industry – why are so many of South Africa’s biggest musicians, earning so little?

Producers: Ntokozo & Mduduzi Miya |Presenter: Masa Kekana

Line-ups are subject to change. Stories can be viewed at www.carteblanche.co.za.

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True Music Sessions Coming To Channel O

Kid Fonque and Ballantine’s presents True Music Sessions coming to Channel O

Catch it on Channel O (DStv channel 320) from Thursday 26 September 2019

Prolific DJ, producer, label owner, promoter and radio show host Kid Fonque joined forces withBallantine’s Scotch Whisky, a Pernod Ricard brand, in September 2019 for the True Music Tour across South Africa, and will now be bringing their journey to SA television screens with Kid Fonque presents True Music Sessions from Thursday 26th September 2019 on Channel O (DStv channel 320) at 21:30 CAT.

The concept of Kid Fonque Presents started in 2018 as a collaboration with Ballantine’s where Kid Fonque traveled to different cities in the country, hand picking the Dj’s on the line up and also creating a podcast called True Music Exchange. For the 2019 edition he joined forces with Ballantine’s, who since 2015 has supported credible music with a free-spirited sense of self-expression through their True Music project, and thus the Kid Fonque presents True Music Sessions was born.

In the upcoming TV show produced by Militia Broadcast, Kid Fonque and Ballantine’s have cherry picked artists that they love to showcase in the true sense of the word, doing things their way. The twenty four minutes episodes will give audiences a glimpse into their worlds, where they are able to share the passion and experiences that drive what they do and inspire the music they create, starting off with meteoric dance DJ duo Lemon & Herb in the first episode.

Other amazing and prolific artists featured on this season are as grand and diverse as South Africa’s landscapes and include; Sió, Daev Martian, Ziyon, Jazzuelle, Kususa and Nonku Phiri.

Kid Fonque said on the project: “I have always resonated with non – commercial music, music that is not intended to be on national Top 20’s, True Music. My radio show has always championed the South African underground, presenting amazing sounds from diverse artists on a weekly basis and I can’t wait to do the same thing on TV. To get in depth & personal with these creative artists and their music.”

Brand Manager for Single Malts, Keval Ramraj added: “This is the next step for us, taking a stand for True Music with artists who do it their own way. We could not think of a better way to share it with the world than on Channel O and having these artists story told through a legend, Kid Fonque.”

Kid Fonque presents True Music Sessions brought to you by Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky, a Pernod Ricard Brand premieres on Thursday 26th September 2019 on Channel O at 21:30 CAT (DStv channel 320). The extended one hour interview and artists set can be watched online on Ballantine’s YouTube page.

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Africa’s Track And Field Stars In Medal Hunt

Unlike in previous years, where Kenya has dominated the charge at the world athletics championship, this year’s edition is likely to see a multi-pronged challenge from several African countries

The event takes place in Qatar from Friday and concludes on 6 October 2019, with the action to be broadcast live on SuperSport.

East Africa and West Africa are likely to dominate the charge of Africa, but Botswana’s Nijel Amos, the Olympic 800m silver medallist, will be a strong contender. In July he ran a scorching 1:41.89 in Monaco, his fastest time in seven years, so brings outstanding form to Doha.

Meanwhile, Commonwealth 100m champion Akani Simbine will also be out to stake a claim among the world’s best.

The South African dipped under 10 seconds in Berlin last month but will probably have to produce somewhere around his 9.92 season best to contend for a medal in a strong field headed by new sensation Christian Coleman of the US.

Other continental stars to keep an eye on include Nigerian’s Tobi Amusan, the 2018 Commonwealth and 2019 African 100m hurdles champion; Selemon Barega, Ethiopia’s 19-year-old 5000m phenomenon; Kenya’s Beatrice Kipkoech, who last year shattered the 3000m steeplechase world record; reigning 5000m world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya; and, Ivory Coast’s Marie Jose Talou, who will attempt the sprint double, having bagged silver in both 100m and 200m at the last edition, in London.

The action, which starts at 15:30 (CAT) on Friday, will be broadcast on SuperSport 13.

Doc Martin Returns To ITV Choice This Month

Joe Absolom was in the midst of his own wedding arrangements when he read the scripts for the new series of the hugely popular Doc Martin, which returns to ITV CHOICE this month, and discovered his character proposes to long-term girlfriend Morwenna Newcross.

“Al takes the plunge and proposes to Morwenna in this series, which is brilliant,” he says, “however it is a weak proposal. Chippy Miller, a returning character, overhears Al talking to Morwenna and says ‘what a lovely proposal’. Morwenna thinks it is a proposal, and says yes. It wasn’t something he was thinking about, but he makes up for it by throwing a surprise party at the pub, and proposing to her again.

“It’s sort of a weak moment for Al, and then he goes with it, as he often does, then suddenly he’s engaged to be married. But he never wants to talk about the wedding plans. He is always trying to steer away the conversation. Much like people who are getting married.

“I felt very similar when arranging our wedding. I was not as responsive to some of the questions as I should have been. My fiancé Liz and I decided to get married in Cornwall in real life. I didn’t know when we planned the wedding that Al was going to get married in the script. We got married on June 8 this year, and just like Al I too have avoided many questions about the wedding.”

In real life too Joe found it tricky to find the right moment to propose to girlfriend Liz.

“I had the engagement ring for ages. At one point all her family came to stay with us in Cornwall, and I had a discussion with her dad about asking Liz to marry me and he said ‘yes I think Liz would like that’.

“So I had his blessing. It was New Year’s Eve and I had the ring on me all night and I was waiting for the moment to propose. Then I heard all these cheers. I looked round and saw Liz’s dad on one knee asking his girlfriend to marry him. I thought ‘I can’t steal their moment’ so I kept the ring, and I had it for another year because I couldn’t think of how to propose.

“You hear of people putting so much effort into proposing and I am not particularly good at planning. It was Christmas Day and my girlfriend had got this red hand that you put on the wall for the kids. You put your hand on the red hand, you say your worry, and when the hand goes green you take your hand away, and it takes the worry away. So I thought ‘this is a good moment’.

“I put my hand on the red hand and said ‘I’m worried Liz would say no if I asked her to marry me’. The red hand turned green, I took my hand away, turned to Liz and said ‘will you marry me’. She said yes. It was impromptu. I knew something would come up but it just took a year for that to come up.”

Joe and Liz have been together for 17 years, since meeting at a bar in London, and have three children, Lyla, Caspar and Daisy. When he started filming Doc Martin in 2004 Liz went to Port Isaac to visit him, and loved the place.

“Cornwall is now our home because of this programme. We have lived here for five years. Our youngest child, Daisy is proper Cornish, she was born here. But the older two, Lyla and Caspar have more memories of Cornwall than anywhere else. Lyla, our first child, has had half of her life here. They all go to the surf clubs and have surfing lessons. We think it was a good move here.

“The wedding was at Pencarrow House in Bodmin, a place we filmed at in an earlier series. It is a beautiful location with rhododendrons and wisteria in full bloom.

“We got married under this archway, with the guests on the lawn, and thankfully it didn’t rain. I have never thought about the weather so much in my life. It was a lot to arrange. We had 150 guests.

“It feels like the most grown up thing we have ever done. We have had children, we have moved town, houses, mortgages, all this stuff you do, and you don’t know how you’re doing it, and then you’re getting married and it feels like a big responsibility.”

The actor says that Ian McNeice who plays his father Bert in the series did a reading at the wedding, and Martin Clunes and his wife Philippa were among the guests.

At the start of this ninth series Al is running the Crab and Lobster, with Bert, for Ken, the owner who has gone away to recuperate after being unwell. Ken returns to tell them he’s selling up. Al and Bert persuade Ken to let them continue to run the pub on a lease, but Ken dies before he signs the deal.

“Al and Bert are in limbo. They have put all this effort into the business and suddenly it is going to be sold.

“What they don’t realise is that Caitlin, the woman who has been working in the pub – and also runs the grocery store – who Bert has been very short with because she has a bit of a fancy thing for him – she then becomes the surprise person who buys it. She is the boss. It is quite scary for Al and Bert because they don’t know what she is going to do.

“The first thing she does is to send Al out of the pub to work at her grocery shop, which Al likes. He is quite restless in any one place. Al starts working in the shop and makes his own street food pop up shop out of the left-over food that would usually be thrown away. So he is already thinking of another business and another opportunity to make money.

“I’m not sure it’s a business I could get into because it’s a lifestyle. My view of pubs has always been as a punter. But when we film a lot of stuff behind the counter it is a completely different perspective. I’ve spent years drinking there, and now I’m suddenly behind the bar and there’s bits I’ve never seen. It’s a bit like a newsreader standing up with no trousers on!”

Joe’s eight-year-old son Caspar and elder daughter Lyla both appear in the new series of Doc Martin.

Doc Martin is broadcast on ITV CHOICE (DStv 123) on Mondays, starting September 30, at 20:00

10 000 Cinemagoers Watched A Movie And Saved A Lion

Nu Metro raised over R50 000 for FOUR PAWS Animal Welfare Foundation

Nu Metro Cinemas has donated over R50 000 to the FOUR PAWS Animal Welfare Foundation – to “Rise Up and Roar” for one of the 21st century’s most important conservation causes. A donation drive was launched in July, whereby cinemagoers nationwide were given an opportunity to donate R5 as part of their Nu Metro movie ticket purchases online and in-cinema to raise funds aimed at saving South Africa’s lions.

“Nu Metro Cinemas is honoured to donate over R50 000 to FOUR PAWS, with a special thanks to the thousands of cinemagoers who contributed R5 to their movie ticket purchases at our cinemas across South Africa. The phenomenal response from public exceeded our wildest expectations and proved that they care, as much as we do, about the future of our animals and the environment,” says Chantelle Burrows, Nu Metro Cinemas: Marketing & Content Executive.

Fiona Miles, director of FOUR PAWS in South Africa (left) receives a donation of R50 120 from Chantelle Burrows, Nu Metro Cinemas’ marketing & content executive (right) at Nu Metro Canal Walk in Cape Town. Funding for this donation was raised through an innovative public campaign aimed at Nu Metro cinemagoers across South Africa.

“As FOUR PAWS’ conservation efforts rely solely on donations, we sincerely hope that our fundraising drive assisted in creating a better world for our big cats. Nu Metro is proud to have been a fundraising partner through our entertainment experiences and marketing platforms for this very important cause relevant to all human beings; we will continue to support the wonderful work done by organisations such as FOUR PAWS – making the world a better place for our children, and their children’s children. See you at the movies!” says Burrows.

“It has been a remarkable journey with the Nu Metro group; not only raising funds for our project, LIONSROCK big cat sanctuary, but also allowing us to raise awareness. In this partnership lies an invaluable exposure that we as an organisation rely on to not only tell the stories about our animals but to educate South Africans about the on-going plight of South Africa’s lions,” says Fiona Miles, director of FOUR PAWS in South Africa.

“It was an absolute dream working with the remarkable team of Nu Metro, who ensured the smooth sailing of our partnership throughout the past few months. We are extremely thankful for the very generous support from the team and look forward to continuing this relationship for many years to come, by having a close ally to constantly raise awareness for South Africa’s lions who continue to be under siege,” says Miles.

With over 100 big cats in the care of FOUR PAWS at LIONSROCK, they constantly look at ways to ensure the longevity of this project through donation-support. These big cats consume almost 3,500kg meat per week, regular vet checks are done, maintenance to security and enclosures are required and further development of the sanctuary must be done in order to accommodate rescued animals.

About FOUR PAWS

FOUR PAWS is an animal welfare organisation in operation since 1988 and headquartered in Vienna, Austria. The organisation strives for a world where humans treat animals with respect and empathy – free from cruelty and danger. Throughout the years, FOUR PAWS identified various needs for helping animals and to accommodate the rescued big cats from across the globe, the organisation decided that South Africa would be the best location to establish a big cat sanctuary.

In 2006 the organisation formed its South African office and bought a then-breeding farm to immediately take over the existing lions at the farm and further develop the land into a safe haven for the majestic big cats who suffered under human control. Since then, more than 150 big cats were rescued and are cared for by a team of experts. It is the biggest of its kind in Africa, and has set world-class standards for care and security.

FOUR PAWS protects animals by campaigning and lobbying for changes to improve animal welfare standards. In South Africa FOUR PAWS focuses on putting an end to the exploitation of big cats for commercial purposes: an industry stimulating the demand for lions to be killed. In every stage of its life, lions are exploited for money: from petting lion cubs, walking with lions, trophy hunting and the worst – killing them for bones. The organisation is actively engaged to put an end to these practices.

More info: www.four-paws.org.za / www.facebook.com/fourpaws.za

Get Into The World Cup Spirit On kykNET NOU!

For the first time in kykNET’s 20-year existence, one of its channels will share the excitement of Rugby World Cup matches – live.

Before every South African match, Geesvang will be broadcast on kykNET NOU! (DStv 146). Geesvang will consist of conversations with experts, including Springboks like Naas Botha, Kobus Wiese, Schalk Burger, Werner Swanepoel, Breyton Paulse and Victor Matfield. After matches, the clash that just came to an end will be discussed on Eindfluitjie. Geesvang is an hour long and Eindfluitjie half an hour. The English discussions before and after matches will still be on SuperSport 1.

World Cup fever is also running high on other kykNET channels with programmes like In Japan, Ja!. Tune in to see Vanes-Mari du Toit and Hamilton Wessels follow the Boks through Japan, experiencing the country’s rich culture along the way, every Saturday at 18:30.

Erns Grundling was ahead of the curve and visited Japan in the follow-up to his hit series Elders: Die Camino. You can catch the last episode of Elders: Japan on 24 September at 21:00. And then of course Toks, Breyten and Janina will share their insights, expectations and predictions every Friday in Toks en Tjops at 20:00.

The times for the Springbok matches are as follows:

SA vs New Zealand – 21 September
Geesvang – 10:30 to 11:30
Eindfluitjie – 13:45 to 14:15

SA vs Namibia – 28 September
Geesvang – 10:30 to 11:30
Eindfluitjie – 13:45 to 14:15

SA vs Italy – 4 October
Geesvang – 10:30 to 11:30
Eindfluitjie – 13:45 to 14:15

SA vs Canada – 8 October
Geesvang – 11:00 to 12:00
Eindfluitjie – 14:15 to 14:45

The first quarter finals will take place on 26 and 27 October, the bronze final is on 1 November and the final will be played on 2 November.


Vir die eerste keer in kykNET se 20-jarige bestaan, gaan een van die kykNET-kanale regstreeks die opwinding van wedstryde by die Rugbywêreldbeker deel.

Voor al Suid-Afrika se wedstryde, asook alle uitspeelwedstryde ná die kwarteindrondte, gaan Geesvang op kykNET NOU! (Dstv-kanaal 146) uitgesaai word. Geesvang sal bestaan uit gesprekke deur kundiges, wat verskeie Springbokke soos Naas Botha, Kobus Wiese, Schalk Burger, Werner Swanepoel, Breyton Paulse en Victor Matfield insluit. Ná wedstryde is Eindfluitjie aan die beurt waarin die pas afgelope kragmetings bespreek sal word. Geesvang is ’n uur lank en Eindfluitjie ’n halfuur. Die besprekings in Engels voor en ná wedstryde is steeds op SuperSport 1.

Die Wêreldbekergees loop hoog op die kykNET-kanale met programme soos In Japan, Ja! waarin Vanes-Mari du Toit en Hamilton Wessels agter die Bokke aan in Japan rondreis en die land se ryk kultuur ervaar. Skakel gerus in vir In Japan, Ja! elke Saterdag om 18:30.

Erns Grundling was sommer vroeg uit die blokke en het Japan gaan besoek in die opvolg van sy trefferreeks Elders: Die Camino. Die laaste episode van Elders: Japan word op 24 September om 21:00 uitgesaai. En dan sal Toks, Breyten en Janina natuurlik steeds elke Vrydag insigte, verwagtinge en voorspellings in Toks en Tjops deel.

Die tye vir die Springbokke se wedstryde is as volg:

SA teen Nieu-Seeland – 21 September
Geesvang – 10:30 tot 11:30
Eindfluitjie – 13:45 tot 14:15

SA teen Namibië – 28 September
Geesvang – 10:30 tot 11:30
Eindfluitjie – 13:45 tot 14:15

SA teen Italië – 4 Oktober
Geesvang –  10:30 tot 11:30
Eindfluitjie – 13:45 tot 14:15

SA teen Kanada – 8 Oktober
Geesvang – 11:00 tot 12:0
Eindfluitjie – 14:15 tot 14:45

Die eerste kwarteindrondtes is op 26 en 27 Oktober, die brons-eindstryd op 1 November en die eindstryd word op 2 November gespeel.

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