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KFC music concept wins top Loeries prize

Innovation and technology helped KFC and Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg scoop the top prize at Saturday’s Loeries Awards at Durban’s ICC. The brand and agency won the coveted Grand Prix Loeries Award for their SoundBite concept (see video below). This new technological concept allowed KFC customers to listen to music …

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SA, roll up your sleeves: Maimane

DA leader Mmusi Maimane agrees with economist Dawie Roodt that all South Africans need to roll up their sleeves and help solve the country’s problems. “There are shared values that we must drive in South Africa,” Maimane told News24. “I think often we shouldn’t get into this space where our …

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Panayiotou back in the dock in September

The case against Christopher Panayiotou, accused of orchestrating his wife Jayde’s murder, has been postponed to September 28. Panayiotou, 28, and his co-accused Sizwezakhe Vumazonke, 30, believed to be the hitman, made a brief mandatory appearance in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Thursday morning. Panayiotou appeared more informally dressed …

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Five things we learned at Oppikoppi 21

The 21st edition of the Oppikoppi music festival took place over the Women’s Day weekend near the town of Northam in Limpopo. Here are five takeaways from this year’s festival.   1. Preparation is king The saying goes fail to prepare, prepare to fail, and this is no more true …

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Murder accused DJ to continue testifying

Former DJ Donald Sebolai, who is accused of killing his girlfriend, is expected to continue testifying in his trial on Friday.  This after his testimony, which was due to continue on Thursday, was delayed. It had been love at first sight and he thought his fights with Rachel Dolly Tshabalala were …

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Leading refs renew contracts with SARU

Three of South Africa’s leading referees have renewed their contracts with the South African Rugby Union for a further four years, the organisation announced on Thursday. Craig Joubert and Jaco Peyper, who will officiate at the Rugby World Cup in September and October, have signed contract extensions for a further …

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Oil price drop a wake-up call for Africa – PwC

While the oil price drop has caused activity in Africa’s oil and gas industry to decline, it has also served as a wake-up call to many African governments, according to a report released by PwC on Wednesday. This wake-up call has spurred many African governments to start passing favourable oil …

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