Three new Nokia smartphones now available in South Africa
New range of pure, secure and up-to-date Android smartphones with beautiful designs now available in South Africa
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announced the availability of the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus and the new Nokia 6 in South Africa. These award winning new Android One Nokia smartphones were introduced at Mobile World Congress in February earlier this year, and will go on sale during April 2018 through Cell C, MTN and Vodacom as well as selected retailers.
Delivering all the craftsmanship you expect from a Nokia phone, each new smartphone offers durability and reliability as standard, with the range setting new benchmarks in materials and design.
Pure, secure and up-to-date, reinforced with Android One commitment
The new additions to the Nokia smartphone range, joins the Android One family, offering a high-quality software experience designed by Google. Android One devices will stay fresh over time with the latest Google innovations and regular security updates. The new range of Nokia smartphones on Android One comes with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes that would consume your battery life or slow it down, this means you can enjoy your phone for longer. All Nokia smartphones in the Android One program, will come with a limited number of pre-installed Google Services apps so that you’ll get more storage space and a streamlined easy to use experience.
By shipping with Android Oreo™ out of the box, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest Android features, including Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 fantastic new emojis and battery-maximising features like limiting background app use.
Nokia 8 Sirocco: an ultra-compact powerhouse for the fans
Inspired by the rich design heritage of Nokia phones, the Nokia 8 Sirocco’s elegant design and compact style is the ideal blend of precise craftsmanship and purposeful innovation. Delivering powerful storytelling features including enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics and carefully tuned acoustics with Nokia spatial audio, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is an ultra-compact powerhouse, and our most beautiful smartphone to date.
Its curved glass finish, envelops a precision-crafted stainless-steel frame to deliver a fusion of strength and beauty. Just 2mm thin at the edge, the Nokia 8 Sirocco combines a curved edge-to-edge pOLED 2K 5.5-inch display with smaller bezels and moulded body curves to create an ultra-compact profile.
The steel frame is 2.5 times stronger than 6000 series aluminium, paired with 3D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5. Luxuriously weighted and perfectly balanced, it feels more secure in your hand thanks to the improved grip given by the dual diamond-polished stainless steel frame.
Now capture every detail thanks to the Nokia 8 Sirocco’s dual rear sensors with ZEISS optics that combine an ultra-sensitive, wide angle primary camera for impressive low-light performance and a secondary 13MP sensor with 2x optical zoom. And with Pro Camera mode you get full manual control over every picture you take, helping you capture photos like a pro.
Available in Black, the Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available on 07 May 2018 from R499.00/month x 24 months on Post-Paid Operator deals.
Nokia 7 plus: the flagship hero for everyone
Made for creators to deliver stunning content, the Nokia 7 plus has the screen, power, design and features to make it a true hero in our smartphone range. Combining innovative optical hardware and imaging algorithms, the Nokia 7 plus captures moments into photos that are true to life. With enhanced Dual-Sight, dual rear sensors with ZEISS optics combine an ultra-sensitive 12MP wide-angle primary camera for excellent performance in both low-light and extra bright conditions and a secondary 13MP camera that delivers 2x optical zoom for the moments when you wish you were closer.
To enable you to capture and enjoy more content for longer, the Nokia 7 plus is backed by the powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 Mobile Platform. Optimised and integrated for maximum performance and battery life. With an impressive 2-day battery life, you can extract every bit of juice from the already powerful 3800 mAh battery, even when you are broadcasting your #Bothie videos live on Facebook or YouTube.
Its gently curved back and slim edges give you a big-screen experience in a comfortable, neat package. The vivid 6-inch 18:9 Full HD+ display makes the Nokia 7 plus perfect for browsing, social media consumption, gaming and entertainment with more content in the same width as a traditional 5.5-inch display device.
Available in Black/Copper the Nokia 7 plus is available from 19 April 2018 from R329.00/month x 24 months on Post-Paid Operator deals.
The New Nokia 6: our award-winning phone just got even better
Building on the success of its predecessor, the New Nokia 6 packs even more powerful performance and great new features in a more compact, durable body. Over 60% faster than its award-winning predecessor, it now offers enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics, USB-C fast-charging, a more compact screen-to-body ratio, Nokia spatial audio and pure, secure and up-to-date Android Oreo™.
The New Nokia 6 takes the original’s precision craftsmanship to the next level by combining a unibody, made from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium, with an 11-hour two-tone anodising and polishing process. And by uniting a sculpted 2.5D display with damage-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass, the New Nokia 6’s compact and refined body is built to last.
Our engineers have integrated the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 Mobile Platform to deliver fast and smooth performance alongside great day-long battery life.
Available in Black/Copper, the new Nokia 6 will be available on 23 April 2018 from MTN – Operator pricing still needs to be confirmed accordingly.
Dining out is a favourite pastime of many, allowing one to unwind, celebrate, or simply for the love of food.
FireRoom is all this and more! A dining experience, the likes of which you will not get often.
FireRoom – Burns away the ordinary.
Montecasino’s most exciting dining experience.
When last did you take your tastebuds to the edge? FireRoom burns away the ordinary, to unveil a mind- blowing explosion of flavours.
Sushi like you've never experienced it before, literally - ON FIRE - melting textures with incredible flavour combinations to create food so remarkable, FireRoom is easily Montecasino's most exciting dining experience.
But there’s also plenty to tempt non-sushi lovers including exciting meat, chicken, shellfish, salads, dim sum, fish and soup dishes. For me the Tomahawk Steak was a highlight of the night and definitely something to return for, not to mention the Langoustine Tails that are cedar smoked to perfection.
At a media launch recently FireRoom welcomed our new ambassador Brent Lindeque, who set the world on fire with his award-winning blog THE GOODTHINGSGUY. Brent and FireRoom share a commitment to sustainable fishing, a topic dear to our hearts.
At FireRoom, cocktails become Liquid Fire, with a sea of flames that signal, "you've entered the excitement zone!".
Sophisticated lounges invite you to explore the finest indulgences life has to offer. Cognac, cigars, single malt whiskeys, gins and the opportunity of having FireRoom's executive chef bring to life your very own "Fireroom Signature Dish".
A special FireRoom shout out to Musgrave Gin, sponsors of the liquid fire at the media launch and the perfect partner in excellence.
Mike Page, GM of Montecasino, welcomes the abundance of amazing experiences that the FireRoom is adding to the precinct’s offering. “The FireRoom is about so much more than a dining out occasion, it is a full and delightful experience of the senses, and it is already trending as one of the most talked about restaurants in the area – for good reason. We have no doubt that it will soon be a favourite among the most discerning and demanding of our visitors.”
FireRoom is the playground for those who can't wait to jump into the fire of the unexplored. Who yearn for intense, unforgettable dining experiences. It's for the high roller who has never lost the knowledge that risk is always rewarding and that ordinary never satisfies those who demand the best.
For more information on FireRoom or to book visit their WEBSITE
The Miss South Africa 2018 regionals proudly come to Carnival City Casino Sun Park in Brakpan this week with Miss SA 2015 Liesl Laurie joining the judging panel. This is the fourth and last regional and has attracted the most entries to date.
Entrants will be vying for a spot as one of the Top 12 finalists for Miss South Africa 2018, one of whom will be crowned on May 27 at the pageant’s diamond jubilee. The winner will take home more than R2-million in prizes.
Taking place from Friday, April 13, to Sunday, April 15, the Gauteng regional competition concludes a hugely successful roadshow with auditions already having taken place in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape with 14 hopefuls already named as regional qualifiers.
The popular and successful Laurie joins fellow judges Bokang Montjane (Miss South Africa 2010), radio presenter and TV personality Anele Mdoda, Suzette van der Merwe (Miss South Africa 1990 and Cell C’s representative at the Miss South Africa Organisation) and Gareth Flusk (Sun International and the Miss SA Organisation).
The public are encouraged to participate as the regional competition forms part of the not-to-be-missed Women360 Expo, which helps women explore new avenues to enrich and enhance their lives.
It offers a diverse experience with everything from fashion and fragrance, health and nutrition to the latest aesthetics treatments and self-defence. A diverse range of speakers and personalities include celebrity chef Siba Mtongana, social media law expert Emma Sadleir, Miss South Africa 2017 Dr Adè van Heerden and pageant coach Werner Wessels.
The Women360 Expo opens at 16h00 on the Friday (April 13) with a fashion show at 19h30 where up-and-coming Gauteng designers will show off their collections as they vie for the opportunity to become part of the select group of designers who will dress Miss South Africa 2018 during her year of reign. This includes AFI Prive, the in-house label for African Fashion International (AFI), the organisation who produces and owns Fashion Week.
On the following day (Saturday, April 14), doors will open at 10h00 for an action-packed day of activities with the stage programme commencing at 12h00. The Miss South Africa Organisation has set aside various workshops and Q&As, especially for those interested in entering Miss South Africa.
The Miss South Africa Gauteng regional competition adjudication will take place on the Sunday (April 15). Due to the overwhelming number of entries received, it will now start at 08h00 until judging is complete.
Tickets are available at R60 from www.ticketpros.co.za.
The Women360 Expo is proudly brought to you by Sun International and Cell C.
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NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES...Be a hero and wear your slippers!
Make the dreams of life-threatened children come true when you purchase your R10 wristband from any Pick n Pay or Wimpy store or Reach For A Dream branch. Wearing your R10 wristband and slippers will also get you a free coffee from Wimpy on the 11thMay 2018.
Since 1988, The Reach For A Dream Foundation has brought hope, joy and healing to South African children and their families by offering the child a magical moment to regain their childhood that is being lost to an life-threatening illness.
“By fulfilling their dreams, Reach For A Dream brings hope, joy and inspiration by offering a magical moment to regain a childhood lost to illness”– Julia Sotirianakos, CEO, Reach For A Dream
In 30 years, the Reach For A Dream Foundation has brought hope to over 60 000 life-threatened children across South Africa. The Foundation discovered an interesting fact about life-threatening illnesses: a larger percentage of children survive than adults. We believe that one of the reasons for this is, that children simply have not learnt what life-threatening means; they live each day as it is given to them. For children attitude is everything, and they need all the encouragement they can get. Whatever the dream, no matter how big or small, it often gives the child hope and courage to carry on the fight. The fulfilment of these dreams inspires hope and courage in the dreamer and helps them believe that tomorrow is worth fighting for.
“Hope gives us the courage to confront our circumstances and the capacity to surmount them.” – Dr Groopman, author of “The Anatomy of Hope” and Professor at Harvard Medical School.
Be part of the movement for hope and get your workplace or school involved on:
· 11th May 2018
· R10 per wristband
· From any Pick n Pay, Wimpy or Reach For A Dream branch
· Free coffee from Wimpy on 11th May 2018
· Free delivery for orders of 100 or more
Check out our website and social media pages for fantastic slipper sales.
SA Fashion Week is the pinnacle of South African glamour, hosted by Sandton City, Africa’s most iconic shopping centre. This year it is with great privilege that Sandton City welcomes HospiceWits Night with the Stars (NWTS) to feature as the closing show of SAFW 2018, with the support of well-known events producer and director Jan Malan.
HospiceWits Night with the Stars (NWTS) has become a hallmark of the South African social calendar with more than 100 celebrities, musicians and designers collaborating for a good cause.
On Sunday, 15 April 2018, A-list celebrities and top local fashion designers like Clive Rundle, Black Coffee, Gert-Johan Coetzee, ERRE and JJ Schoeman will join forces with popular Sandton City fashion brands, to design and model unique creations to raise funds for patients with life-threatening illnesses.
“This annual event is such an important part of HospiceWits’ fundraising efforts as funds raised provide care and support for patients and their families. As an added bonus we get to celebrate and showcase South African creativity and design talent” says Jacqui Kaye, CEO of HospiceWits.
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Venue: SAFW Auditorium at Sandton City, Rooftop
Time: Doors open at 5:30pm
Show starts at 7pm
Tickets are available from R350 per seat and can be purchased by visiting:
Block bookings are available to corporate companies. Corporate bookings will include access to the VIP area where snacks and drinks will be served.
Local singing sensation and heartthrob to thousands of fans across the globe, Storm (19), is again attracting massive international interest with his latest single, Can You Feel It, by making it onto the musicworx charts within the first week of its release (the chart is compiled based on votes from DJs from across the world).
Can You Feel It was not only penned by Storm and Prime Circle’s very own Dale Schnettler, but the track was also remixed by the one and only Stonebridge (Madonna, Missy Elliot) and Damien Hall - testament to the star power of this youngster who was born in Johannesburg during the summer of 1999.
Storm first burst onto the South African music scene at age 16 with his debut single, Keep Calm, which shot to No1. Far from a one-hit-wonder, he repeated the success with Rhythm & You, which not only topped the local charts again, but received radioplay from across the globe, including Australia, Canada, USA, UK, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and The Netherlands, receiving a stellar rating of 10 out of 10.
Last year he even composed/wrote and recorded the new anthem for Rise Against Hunger, catapulting him even further into the international limelight. “I’m incredibly excited about what Can You Feel It is already doing internationally and personally believe this might be my best single to date. As I’m from South Africa, I can’t wait to see how local music fans will react to the song, but hope with all my heart that they’ll love it as much as I do,” says Storm.
He says that the message behind the upbeat, happy song is about “the fact that you’re not alone in this world” and “that you should believe that your dreams are going to come true”.
Commenting on all his success, he states: “This feels like an unreal dream I just don’t want to wake up from.”Storm describes himself as “humble, loving, chilled” and someone who “really comes alive on stage”.
He states that his parents do not know where he got his talents from as neither of them are musically inclined, and his sister is not either. “But they tell me that from the time I could walk and speak, I would dance and memorise the words to my favourite songs as they were playing over the radio.
“I’m incredibly fortunate to have the most supportive parents. They allowed me to follow my dreams. I even left my main stream school at 15 to attend a music college, with the family backing me all the way. Now that I’ve graduated, I’m thrilled to be able to focus on my music and career full time. May I just say to everyone that have supported me so far that I have no words to express my gratitude,” he concludes.
For more of Storm, visit storminafrica.com.
Also join the conversation with him on Facebook (StormInAfrica), Twitter (@StormInAfrica) and Instagram (Storm_In_Africa).
The glorious long Easter weekend is around the corner – looking for the best place in town? It’s Montecasino all the way. Montecasino has opened the floodgates to extreme family fun from 30 March to 2 April – with something for everyone.
Test your fitness levels in Montecasino’s Giant Inflatable Park on the Piazza, tap into your wild side and try the Bungee Experience, taste delicious food from roaming vendors and shake hands with the Jelly Tots Man or let the kids take part in some action packed fun in the Nerf Zone.
You can also hunt for Easter Eggs, have your face painted, meet the Easter Bunny, watch the latest blockbuster movies, and even make your own pizza! There’s something for everybunny and memories to be made around each corner – don’t miss it! Kids can explore the Montecasino Bird Gardens, where two exciting Treasure Hunts happen on Sunday 1 April, at 11:30am and 1:30pm, for 200 children at each event. Each participant will enjoy fabulous treats from Beacon at each treasure hunt stop, the Easter Bunny will be on the hop handing out Easter eggs, and face painters will add their fabulous face art to the day’s delights.
You will get to meet many mascots on complex – including the Oros, Liquorice, and Jelly Tots men and so much more.
Pizza making, smoothies, crushes, ice cream trucks and six new restaurants. With so much on offer, you Easter is all sorted at Montecasino.
An entry fee of R50 per person gives access to the massive inflatables on the Piazza and Grassy Area – but parents escorting their children will not have to pay to access these areas. The normal Bird Gardens entry fees apply on Easter Sunday.
Movies@Montecasino’s brilliant ‘something for everyone’ holiday line-up from 30 March includes Ready Player One, Peter Rabbit, Winchester, Tyler Perry's Acrimony, Cake (BW), and The Leisure Seeker.
Says Mike Page, GM of Montecasino, “We couldn’t be more excited – we’re working hard to make this an Easter weekend to be remembered, with fantastic fun for the whole family. Everyone is welcome – come and share the fun!”
For the full line-up of Easter activities, keep connected via Montecasino’s Facebook page or go to https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino/whatson/events/easter-celebrazione.
The world waited with baited breath for the brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 to be released and it came along and quite literally took my breath away!
The buzzword in the lead up to the release was 'camera reimagined' and that is exactly what is going on with the Samsung Galaxy S9.
'Redesigned with a new dual aperture lens that powers an innovative low light camera, Super Slow-mo video capabilities and personalized AR Emoji, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ ensure you never miss a moment and make your everyday epic.'
You had me at 'everyday epic! '
I pride myself with posting brilliant pictures for social media and online too and I will always maintain that there is no reason to post a bad picture. With the Samsung Galaxy S9, everyone can be a pro and post beautiful, clear, well composed images and videos of their favourite personal and business moments. The lowlight feature is especially handy in my game as I am always wanting to capture the best shots at concerts, shows and the like.
The Super Slow-mo is a popular feature for me and my 9 year old and we have had heaps of fun making videos of flips into the pool and crazy moments with our Scotty Dog, Dougal.
As an actress, I always wondered what I would look like in a cartoon world...enter the AR Emoji!
I think I look pretty darn cute as an augmented reality girl :)
All my family and friends want to have a go and make their own cartoon lookalike when I pop round for a visit.
I must be honest, as impressed as I am with the camera...the sound on this device has blown my mind and I cannot get over the quality of sound on my favourite music and films. As a radio Dj and someone who can't live without music on a day to day basis, the stereo speakers tuned by AKG are a big drawcard for me. The Dolby Atmos functionality offers clear, crisp sound with a real 3D feel and I love that!
As an IOS user, I was worried about the space offered on the new S9, but fear not, as it has expandable memory on offer with a mini SD card slot which can take up to 400GB of extra space.
This is a very good thing, as you will be taking so many pics and videos of such good quality, you will want to keep them forever.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is available for the cash price of-
* Cell C ~ R16,499 - R18,999
* MTN ~ R17,279 - R20,389
* Dion Wired, Technomobi ~ R15,499 - R17,999
Contract prices vary from provider to provider depending on package deals, from R649 - R2599.
For more information on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ or to see a more detailed article on the specs, click HERE
Popular South African award-winning actress, choreographer, TV host and the first South African to release a fitness DVD, Khabonina Qubeka has always had a passion for fitness. She is a firm believer that a healthy lifestyle is an important one and spreads the positive message fitness has on one’s body and mind. Now, she is taking her passion for yoga to the next level as she heads out on an international tour where she and YogaRaj are conducting the first ever #Mandela100Yogathon in Hong Kong, with the assistance of Brand South Africa and the South African consulate in Hong Kong.
The aim of the tour is to spread the message of health and fitness and its importance – especially in children. The star continues her mission to educate the country about the powerful attributes yoga has on a person and Khabonina will showcase how yoga specifically has changed her life.
“Travelling the world gives you a glimpse into how other people live. I’ve seen the effects yoga has had for countless people in many countries around the world,” Khabonina says. “Yoga has especially become popular in African countries and I want to make a deeper impact with my travels by showcasing the ability to self-heal through the medium and its importance. I’m excited to teach the continent how to use yoga to their benefit.”
Although Khabonina’s main focus is making an impact around Africa, the first leg of her journey will see her visit Hong Kong after she was extended a special invitation by Guinness World Record holder YogaRaj to participate in the Afro Asia Yogathon. Khabonina will visit the Asian country from 27 March to 4 April where she will spearhead the first ever #Yogathon100ForMadiba – an event in support of the Nelson Mandela Centenary. The Nelson Mandela Centenary’s programme represents the focal point of the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s strategy to elevate the legacy and memory of Nelson Mandela and everything he stood for.
“Yoga Raj must have obviously seen my yoga work, was impressed and decided it would be great to join heads and run this first ever Yogathon for Madiba in Hong Kong,” Khabonina explains. “I’m so honoured to be participating in this exciting project.”
After her visit to Hong Kong, Khabonina will be jetting off to Botswana between 26 and 29 April where she will run a fun Health Fitness Africa session for the communities. The star will introduce her KhaboYoga by running a Health Fitness Africa session which will incorporate traditional and modern dancing styles alongside various fitness exercises and yoga. The workshops will include various healthy food talks, how to curb diabetes and obesity and the power simple yoga workouts have on one’s body.
The third stop on Khabonina Qubeka’s ‘KhaboYoga’ tour will be in Zanzibar, Tanzania between 21 and 28 June 2018. Khabonina will also be hosting a Yoga Fun retreat where families and couples can join her at a private resort and learn more about this exciting medium.
Naturally, Khabonina will also be spreading her message in and around South Africa. The star is planning some exciting events around the week of the 18th to the 26th of July 2018 and is excited to share her knowledge at home as well. She will be visiting a variety of schools where she will be speaking to children about the importance of fitness and how living a healthy, active lifestyle now will have a massive impact on their bodies in the future.
“I feel the need to share this yoga experience with the community - especially the children,” Khabonina continues. “Yoga has a deep history in North Africa. It’s a place Kemetic Yoga was born. I want to show children that the idea of yoga isn’t a foreign one and how beneficial yoga is for African children. The health benefits are imperative and it is a message I feel strongly about.”
KhaboYoga 2018 Tour Dates:
March 27 - 4 Hong Kong
April 26 - 29 Botswana
June 21 - 28 Zanzibar, Tanzania
July - 18 - 26 South Africa
Tsogo Sun is the place to be for the best in Easter holiday entertainment for fun-lovers of all ages – for families and friends.
Tsogo Sun’s SunBreaks promotion runs across 22 hotels in five provinces – KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, and Gauteng – from 16 March to 10 April when sunseekers, holidaymakers and fun-lovers will receive a 25% discount with a ‘stay for four nights and pay for three’ offer, and two kids under 18 stay for free when sharing with two adults.
Over the Easter long weekend, both Montecasino and Silverstar are transforming into holiday playgrounds with numerous activities daily from morning to night.
At Silverstar, special kids’ entertainment includes jumping castles (with child minders), a maze for Easter egg and treasure hunts, and for games for kids and adults, quiz games and music, jigsaw puzzles and crosswords, face-painting, movie screenings throughout the long weekend, and lots more.
On Easter Monday, 2 April, a pop-up market from 10am to 5pm will feature stalls selling a range of fresh and quirky and totally trendy goods including wire art, home décor, jewellery, baked goods, breads, funky gadgets, cool stationery, kids and baby products, market foods, and lots more innovative items from local talent.
At Montecasino, the fun continues with something for everyone, all the time. The Piazza will be transformed into a play area for children of all ages. Giant inflatables on the Piazza will have kids and adults alike jumping for the joy of it, trying the Bungee Experience, or joining the Nerf Gun War.
At the Montecasino Bird Gardens, two exciting Treasure Hunts will happen on Sunday 1 April, at 11:30am and 1:30pm, for 200 children at each event. Beacon will be there giving sweets to the kids at each treasure hunt stop, the Easter Bunny will hand out Easter eggs, and face painters will add to the day’s delights.
Food will be fabulous at both Silverstar and Montecasino, with special Easter offers at many of the restaurants, roaming food vendors, and delicious cocktails and ice-cold beers for the adults. Montecasino will also have a Sally Williams tuk-tuk, two ice-cream bicycles, special smoothies and fruit crushes from Fego Caffe, and Col'Cacchio Pizzeria will be making pizzas specially for the kids.
Take a break – a Tsogo Sun break, and join the Easter fun.
Tsogo Sun has a portfolio of over 100 hotels and 13 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa and the Seychelles. For more details, visit https://www.tsogosun.com, follow on Twitter @TsogoSun or like on Facebook /TsogoSun.
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