SAMA24 nominations deliver a mixed bag of fortunes
Apr19

SAMA24 nominations deliver a mixed bag of fortunes

Top South African bands Mafikizolo and Mi Casa and elegant songbird Simphiwe Dana proved their staying power when they swept the boards at the SAMA24 nominees announcement this evening.  Mafikizolo, superstar Afro-pop band has bolted ahead of the pack with three nods in Best Afro Pop Album, Best Engineered Album and Best Produced Album for 20, their milestone release. They are tied with Mi Casa, the accomplished dance trio also...

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Midem Artist Accelerator 2018 Unveils Finalists
Apr19

Midem Artist Accelerator 2018 Unveils Finalists

Midem today announces the 11 finalists in the Midem Artist Accelerator (MAA), the international music career booster to fast-track talent on the world stage. Home of the global music community, Midem takes place in Cannes, France, from 5-8 June. Now in its fourth year, the MAA has a solid track record for bringing rising talent to a wider global audience. Following the 2017 edition, participating artistsBE CHARLOTTE signed to Columbia...

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Meet Miss Deaf SA, Chantelle Pretorius
Apr18

Meet Miss Deaf SA, Chantelle Pretorius

“In the words of Tata Nelson Mandela, education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world,” said Chantelle. Chantelle’s journey to becoming a UFS graduate and foundation-phase teacher at Barkly East Primary School in the Eastern Cape is an inspirational one. When she became a UFS student in 2012, she showed promise on the football field and represented the university’s first football team from 2013 to 2015. She...

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Influencer Spotlight: Leon Payn
Apr17

Influencer Spotlight: Leon Payn

By: Sandy Nene Leon Payn is a South African male model, fitness junkie and influencer who has made a great name for himself working with local brands Savanna Cider, Clinique, Butcher Block, Durban Laser Clinic, Musgrave Centre and the KZN Fashion Council. Not just a ‘Cool cat’ – Leon has a University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Degree in Media Communications and IsiZulu and an Honours Degree in Linguistics IsiZulu. A self-proclaimed ambassador...

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Future Generation Of Scientists Peeks Behind The Science Curtain
Apr17

Future Generation Of Scientists Peeks Behind The Science Curtain

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the curtain in the world of science? Have you ever wondered whether television shows and commercials are really accurate? During March 2018 the UFS/TIA Saense Platform in the Department of Microbiology, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology at the University of the Free State (UFS) presented an Open Day to a group of home-school learners and their parents to answer some of these questions and...

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