WE HAVE ISMA -EEL DOLLIE LIVE IN STUDIO THIS SAT MORNING 8-9AM ON THE COUCH ON HEART 104.9FM

WE HAVE ISMA -EEL DOLLIE LIVE IN STUDIO THIS SAT FROM 8-9AM.

HE WILL BE ON THE COUCH ON HEART 104.9FM

THE COUCH IS RUN BY MARTIN MYERS, EGON SECONDS AND DAVID BROOKE WITH HOST SAM ROY CHAIRING THE SHOW

JOIN US ON THE COUCH FROM 8- 9AM

Cape Town – Brumbies coach, Andy Friend, believes former South African under-21 and Emerging Boks fly-half, Isma-eel Dollie, is a highly talented fly-half that is good enough to play Super 14 rugby.

“I really rate Ish as a player who has the ability to control a game,” Friend said on Wednesday.

“He is very quick, has good feet, great ball skills, but his great strength is his ability to control a game. In the Super 14 competition you need a smart footballer like him to put you in the right position on the field,” he said.

The former Western Province and Boland fly-half was a member of Springbok coach, Peter de Villiers, enlarged Bok squad, but did not get one minute game-time with the Western Province’s Currie Cup side and the Stormers franchise to prove himself.

After being told that he does not fit into the Stormers plans, the 24-year old decided to move to the Brumbies academy last year to work his way through the ranks.

According to Friend, the Canberra based franchise however already had three contracted players with the ability to play in the pivot position.

“I really rate Dollie as a quality player, but unfortunately for him we already had Matt Toomua and Christian Lealiifano on our books. Gene Fairbanks (a centre) was also considered as an option in the number 10 jersey. That was the only reason why Dollie was not offered a contract. If any of these players had picked up an injury, Dollie would have come into the reckoning,” Friend said on Wednesday before his team’s clash with the Stormers on Friday night at Newlands

Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse to share story of 5-decade music journey at Music Exchange

SA MUSIC LEGEND TO SHARE STORY OF 5-DECADE JOURNEY

Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse to address delegates at Music Exchange

Cape Town, 22 February 2010: South African music icon, SAMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner and platinum selling artist Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse will address delegates at Music Exchange, South Africa’s first independent music conference. Mabuse, best known for his mega-hit Burnout, will share his personal musical journey spanning 5 decades in a keynote that will give insights on how to remain in the music business for the long term.

“It has always saddened me that such incredible talent often never stays around long enough to reap the rewards that this industry has to offer,” said Mabuse, “When I was approached to be involved in Music Exchange, I knew that my contribution to the conference and the South African music industry would be to share my highs and lows of over 40 years in the business and encourage musicians to stick it out and do the right thing from a business stance.”

Born in 1951, Mabuse grew up and still lives in Soweto. He started playing drums at the age of eight, and by 15 was a professional musician. He headed the legendary African group Harari is one of the country’s best-loved and most respected musicians. Sipho is a regular commentator on arts and culture in the country and has sat on the Boards of The National Arts Council and SAMRO, with his influence felt on both sides of the industry – as an entertainer and as a businessman. Over the course of his illustrious career Sipho has become an integral part of the entertainment industry and his contributions to the musical landscape of South Africa are appreciated and honoured by music lovers the world over.

Music Exchange, in its second year running, will be held at the Protea Hotel Victoria Junction on 22 and 23 March 2010. The 2 days conference will contain keynote talks and panel discussions from local and international industry experts who aim at sharing their knowledge to empower the South African music industry. Mabuse has come on board this year as a partner in the Music Exchange entity.

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For more information contact: Martin Myers

Founder, Music Exchange

martin@musicexchange.co.za

+27 83 448 4475

About Music Exchange

Music Exchange is South Africa’s first independent music conference and is the brainchild of industry professionals Martin Myers, a long-standing publicist, and Peter Lacey, Managing Director of Musketeer Records.

The inaugural conference was held in Cape Town in March 2009. The 2-day event was jam-packed with keynote talks and panel discussions and delegates had access to over 20 big shots in the South African and international music arena. The topics covered were vast – from contract discussions to the age of digital delivery and beyond.

The conference continues in 2010 and aims to give budding musicians, singers, songwriters, promoters etc. an insight into the workings of the business as well as the opportunity to ask hard hitting questions of those professionals who “know it all”!

South Africa has unbelievable talent and the conference aims to give people in the music industry the insights and knowledge through the exchange of information that will empower them to make a living out of their passion for music.

2010 sees SAMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Platinum selling musician and performing artist Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse come on board as a partner. www.musicexchange.co.za.

Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse

Mandela Day Comes to Madrid

NELSON MANDELA DAY COMES TO MADRID

Nelson Mandela has given 67 years of his life fighting for social justice, and today we ask you to give 67 minutes of your time.

Madrid – February 11th 2010: Today, as the world celebrates the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, it has been officially announced that Madrid is to host Nelson Mandela Day 2010, with an exciting program of activities that will take place during the first part of the year.

Tim Massey, International Director of 46664 and International Nelson Mandela Day, stated: “Nelson Mandela Day is a social movement, one that has no room for discrimination and instead embraces and unites all humanitarian organizations because we are each striving for the same thing. Mandela has given 67 years of his life fighting for human rights and all we are asking is for everyone to give 67 minutes of their time to a charitable endeavor, whether that involves supporting your chosen charity, serving your community or simply performing a good deed for your neighbour.”

Many different activities will take place as part of Nelson Mandela Day Madrid 2010:

· Social Action: Nelson Mandela Day will be working alongside leading NGOs to encourage people to participate in a series of volunteering activities, and to give 67 minutes to their chosen social cause.

· Art and culture: Next summer, Madrid will host the award-winning Nelson Mandela Day exhibition, based on the exhibition displayed in 2009 at New York’s Grand Central Station.

· Education: Nelson Mandela Day Madrid 2010 aims to reach many educational establishments and spread the values that embody Mr. Mandela’s life. Through schools and social networks, students between the ages of 12 to 17 will be invited to take part in a competition entitled “Nelson Mandela Day and Young People”. By answering the question, “How do you interpret the Mandela Legacy?” they will have the chance to be one of 12 selected to travel to South Africa and visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg.

· Sports: Nelson Mandela Day is engaging with sporting institutions to develop a series of events in the 67 days leading up to Nelson Mandela’s 92nd birthday in July.

· Music: Madrid will host series of musical activities beginning with a special performance of B.B. King at la Riviera, Madrid, on June 2nd. In July, 46664 will stage a multi-artist concert to mark the culmination of the program of events taking place in the city in celebration of Nelson Mandela Day.

Nelson Mandela Day Madrid 2010 celebrations are taking place in our country following the official UN Resolution. On 11th November last year, the United Nations General Assembly declared 18th July – Nelson Mandela’s birthday – as International Nelson Mandela Day, to celebrate the legacy of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of South Africa. The adoption of this resolution is a truly significant historical moment because it is the first time that the UN has designated an international day in honor of one person.

In addition to support from the UN and thus all member states, leaders from all over the world have united in this project. The South African Ambassador to Spain has declared: “The Government of South Africa is absolutely delighted that Nelson Mandela Day 2010 is taking place in Madrid. We are certain that through the program of activities carried out over the course of this year, Madrid and all Spanish citizens will understand the importance of Nelson Mandela Day and they will embrace his legacy and values.”

After 27 years of imprisonment under the then-Apartheid government in South Africa, Nelson Mandela emerged to forge reconciliation with his oppressors and to lead the country peacefully through the transition from a 46-year era of racial segregation.

Mr. Mandela has been making an imprint on the world for 67 years since he began actively campaigning for the human rights of every South African. Nelson Mandela Day now calls upon each of us to give 67 minutes of our time in helping others, rooted in the idea that each individual has the ability to make an imprint and change the world around them for the better.

About 46664

46664, the campaign that bears Mr. Mandela’s RobbenIsland prison number, was originally launched to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. Working alongside the other Mandela organizations, it is now expanding its focus to champion Mr. Mandela’s broader humanitarian work. A centrepiece of 46664’s activities will be the celebration of Mandela Day each year, and funds raised from Mandela Day will support the ongoing work of 46664 and the Nelson Mandela charitable organizations.

About Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela Day is a global initiative proposed by 46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation as a day to honor and celebrate Nelson Mandela and his legacy. Nelson Mandela Day includes a series of events involving interactive art, entertainment, music, film, educational outreach and community service with the hope of inspiring people around the globe to embrace their individual power to make an imprint and help change the world around them for the better.

http://www.46664.com/MandelaDay.aspx

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

WEBER SHANDWICK:

María Casanova / Cristina Rodríguez

mcasanova

crmoragas

Tel. 91 745 86 00 / 91 745 86 12

THE PR OFFICE:

Shimon Cohen

scohen

Tel. +44 20 7284 6969

TRUC COMUNICACIÓN (For information on musical activities):

Lorena Benito / Alaitz Díaz

prensa

Tel. 91 575 02 90

Publicity in the Sowetan.

THE MOTHERLAND TOUR 6 MARCH SUN CITY – WITH SIPHO MABUSE ,YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA ,LIRA

BE PROUD TO BE AFRICAN

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday, February 16, 10h00am

“The Motherland Tour” at Sun City

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday, February 16, 10h00am — The Princess of Africa Foundation is proud to announce “The Motherland Tour” concert featuring Yvonne Chaka Chaka and special guests, Lira and Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse” at Sun City’s Superbowl on Saturday 6 March at 8:00pm.

Here: Music Director of St. Stithians – Michael Sibanda: Yvonne Chaka Chaka & Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse

. Pic Peter Morey

International music business icon Charles Goldstuck to deliver keynote address at Music Exchange

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC BUSINESS ICON TO TALK AT CONFERENCE

CEO of TouchTunes, Charles Goldstuck, to share insights on global music industry at Music Exchange.

Cape Town, 16 February 2010: Former South African and global music industry heavyweight Charles Goldstuck will be addressing delegates at Music Exchange this coming March. Charles will be making a special trip from New York City to give a keynote Q&A session surrounding the current worldwide music industry, the challenges facing independency as well as global opportunities.

“Charles attended Music Exchange last year to watch his brother Arthur Goldstuck talk – he saw the enthusiasm and passion in the room and without hesitation committed to speaking this year.” said Martin Myers, founder of Music Exchange, “It is a privilege and honour to have him with us. His presence, insights and knowledge as well as his continued support of South African music, will help us put our homegrown talent back on the global stage.”

Prior to TouchTunes, Charles was most recently the President and COO of the Bertelsmann Music Group (US), a division of Sony Music Entertainment, one of the world’s leading music companies. Goldstuck was responsible for overseeing the business operations of the BMG music labels: the RCA Music Group, including RCA Records, J Records, Arista Records, as well as the RCA Victor Group; the Zomba Label group which incorporates Jive Records, LaFace Records and Verity Records. Prior to that, he was President and COO of the RCA Music Group. BMG Music (US) is home to superstar artists including Usher, Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis and Annie Lennox. Charles also sits on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.

Music Exchange, South Africa’s first independent music conference is set to take place on 22 and 23 March 2010 at Protea Hotel Victoria Junction in Cape Town. Two days of keynote talks and panel discussions will empower delegates in the music industry with the knowledge to make a living out of the passion for music.

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For more information contact: Martin Myers

Founder, Music Exchange

martin

+27 83 448 4475

Notes to Editors:

Tickets are available for R900 for both days through tim.

About Music Exchange

Music Exchange is South Africa’s first independent music conference and is the brainchild of industry professionals Martin Myers, a long-standing publicist, and Peter Lacey, Managing Director of Musketeer Records.

The inaugural conference was held in Cape Town in March 2009. The 2-day event was jam-packed with keynote talks and panel discussions and delegates had access to over 20 big shots in the South African and international music arena. The topics covered were vast – from contract discussions to the age of digital delivery and beyond.

The conference continues in 2010 and aims to give budding musicians, singers, songwriters, promoters etc. an insight into the workings of the business as well as the opportunity to ask hard hitting questions of those professionals who “know it all”!

South Africa has unbelievable talent and the conference aims to give people in the music industry the insights and knowledge through the exchange of information that will empower them to make a living out of their passion for music.

2010 sees SAMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Platinum selling musician and performing artist Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse come on board as a partner. www.musicexchange.co.za.

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