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Eric Phiri



The 2019 under-12 Danone Nations Cup soccer season promises to be a spectacular one. It is the biggest tournament of its kind in the world, touching the lives of over 2 million people globally and the call is out for primary schools around South Africa to register and enter their teams. This year marks two major milestones in the history sponsors’ Group Danone, namely the company turns 100 and it is 20th edition of the tournament. To mark this special year, it has been decided that the 2018 and 2019Read More

Suzuki grows 37% in stagnant 2018 vehicle market

After a decade in South Africa and with the success of models such as the Jimny, Ignis and Swift, Suzuki is now officially part of the 1 000-unit club and a Top 10 brand to boot. Following the release of the official sales figures for December 2018 and a final calculation of the full-year sales for last year, the National Association for Automobile Manufacturers’ statistics confirmed that Suzuki sold 12 123 units in the last calendar year and grew by well over 30% in a year that the general marketRead More

How to beat the heat this summer

Summer has very much made its arrival this season in South Africa. Just ask anyone right now, the heatwave has been merciless. And a few minutes under the blazing African sun can turn your body into a sauna. And that’s why there’s no better time to invest in a good air conditioner. Beyond the welcome, cooling effects, regulating your body temperature has a positive effect on your overall health. As Robert Larkan, Head of Digital Air Solutions at Samsung South Africa explains, “Temperature and humidity levels have a real impactRead More


Concept curator, the multi-talented KZN born entertainer and fashion forward Riky Rick today officially announced the full local line-up for the first annual Cotton Fest taking place in Johannesburg next month. First revealed on his social media late last year, this inaugural one-day festival was created to merge both established and upcoming / underground SA talent onto one combined platform, while offering a safe andhigh energy space to experience both music and fashion. Mainly set to showcase the diversities while fusing the gaps within the various hip-hop sounds and localRead More

JPO’s 2019 education concerts start this week

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) will open its 2019 Education Concert series with a performance conducted by Eddie Clayton to be given at Rebongwe Primary Schoolon Friday 18 January, starting at 09h00. Mr Bongani Tembe, the Chief Executive and Artistic Director of JPO, said: “The value of integrating music into the educational curricula of learners cannot be exaggerated. In this regard, the JPO is proud to be able to play a role in introducing music into the lives of tomorrow’s leaders.” “Music is the world’s universal language. It connects peopleRead More

Alfa Romeo Stelvio – The Brand’s First SUV

Alfa Romeo’s first SUV is born, delivering a thrilling driving experience, outstanding performance and sporty style. For the first time in more than a century, these features of the genuine “Alfa spirit” have now come together in an SUV. It is the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and it aims to upset the medium-sized premium SUV segment. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the perfect blend of heritage, speed and beauty; this alchemy forms an integral part of the brand’s history and achieves a mix of the three ingredients of Alfa Romeo design:Read More

Grandland X: The Boss of the Road

Grandland X has landed in South Africa to contest the highly-competitive SUV segment. The SUV market is saturated with big cars from various manufacturers but the Grandland X is ready to compete. This car is going to compete with the likes of Ford Kuga, Hyundai Tucson, and Peugeot 3008 (to which it is closely related), the 4.48 metre long SUV comes to market as the third and largest member of the Opel X family, slotting in above the 4.2 metre Crossland X and 4.3 metre Mokka X. The front-wheel driveRead More

Small Car with a big heart

It may appear to be a small car but have capabilities similar to an SUV. EVER since Mazda split from Ford they’ve been trying to re-establish themselves here in South Africa. They have introduced a number of quality products over the last few years, including the Mazda 2. Was lucky to drive this small car last year towards the end of the year. After the completion of my test days, was completely sold to this small car. I can say without any form of contradictions that VW POLO, HONDA JAZZ,Read More

i20 remains popular within the Hyundai brand

Hyundai has become one of the popular car manufacturers in South Africa. The sponsorship of the 2010 soccer world cup has increased the popularity of Hyundai in Soth Africa. Many people in the townships buy the i20 immediately after acquiring profesional jobs.Since it was introduced in 2009 it remains popular and it competes with other popuar car Polo, Fiesta etc To turn the standard i20 into the Active, Hyundai has added all the usual SUV-themed design features. You get neat roof rails, 16-inch wheels, a ride height raised by 20Read More

Proteas legends give advice on how to keep active during the holidays

KFC Mini-Cricket encourages young boys and girls to keep active throughout the year, especially during the festive holiday break. Proteas players David Miller and JP Duminy agree that it is important for young boys and girls to keep active and have shared some top tips on how they suggest the kids can do that during this summer break. “The holiday period is often a time to put your feet up and relax. With the kids being out of their school routines it’s even more imperative to get them outside andRead More