Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore2 20 NOV 2020 Previous ArticleEC cedes control of 02, Virgin Media deal to UKNext ArticleVodafone Idea exits as India tower merger closes Telenor targets IoT boost through unification Satellite IoT network provider bags €26M funding Yanitsa Boyadzhieva Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more Related acquisitionIoTTelitu-blox Author Bharti Airtel makes enterprise IoT play IoT company Telit Communications received an all-share takeover offer from rival u-blox, a move adding to increased interest in the business following recent approaches from other companies.Switzerland-based u-blox provides IoT services and wireless semiconductors and modules. In a statement it said the price proposed valued Telit’s business at £2.50 per share and its board believed there was a “a strong strategic rationale” for a tie-up.It added talks were still at an early stage and Telit’s board had yet to respond, but argued a deal could deliver “substantial synergies” for both companies.U-blox also stated terms of the offer could change, subject to certain conditions.As the current bid is non-binding, u-blox has until 18 December to decide on a firm intention to proceed with the takeover offer, with the potential for extension of the deadline.At the start of the month, Telit said it attracted interest from asset management company DBay Advisors and hardware company Lantronix. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Home U-blox enters Telit takeover fray
In her speech, Weidel accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of being “partly responsible” for Brexit “due to your negligence and your failure to help out the EU.”“What did David Cameron ask for that was so terrible?” Weidel asked, adding that in Brussels, “he was banging his head against a brick wall.” She also accused Merkel of gambling “with the unity of the EU.”Rees-Mogg added the message: “The AfD leader asks: ‘Is it any wonder the British see bad faith behind every manoeuvre from Brussels?’”Asked about the decision to retweet the German far-right on LBC radio Monday, the Tory MP said: “No, no, I’m not supporting the AfD. But this is a speech made in the Bundestag of real importance because it shows a German view of Brexit and it’s saying to the Germans: ‘Look, you’re paying for this, you’re going to pay more for this,’ and Angela Merkel has tied herself up in knots with the French to the disadvantage of the Germans.“And I think it’s important people know this is a strand of German political thinking. I don’t think retweeting is an endorsement of things that other people stand for. It’s just pointing out that there’s something interesting that is worth watching.” Also On POLITICO Theresa May survives confidence vote By Charlie Cooper Jacob Rees-Mogg: Trump has a point on May’s Brexit deal By Gabriela Galindo Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg defended retweeting a speech by a leading member of Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), saying the opinions expressed have “real importance” for the Brexit debate.Rees-Mogg was criticized for retweeting a speech in the German parliament by the AfD’s Alice Weidel. Labour MP David Lammy said Rees-Mogg was “promoting Germany’s overtly racist party, AfD.”“Our country’s proudest moment was defeating the far right,” Lammy wrote on Twitter. “Now we are supposed to sit back while xenophobes, nativists, nationalists & isolationists do their best to tear Europe apart again.”
SPAIN: ADIF has awarded two contracts worth a total of €5892m for the construction of a new station at La Sagrera in Barcelona, located on the high speed line to the French border. Also served by regional and suburban trains and with parking space for 2500 cars, it is expected that the new facility will be used by up to 100 million passengers a year.A contract worth €3664m to build the station itself has been awarded to a joint venture of Dragados, Acciona, Comsa and Acsa. The surface level will include a bus terminal, beneath which there will be 10 tracks of 1435 mm gauge serving five platforms each 12 m wide, four of which will be 400 m in length. Beneath this level, existing 1668 mm gauge tracks will be remodelled to provide eight tracks serving four 240 m long platforms. New rail and road access routes to La Sagrera are to be provided under a separate contract worth €2228m, awarded to Rubau, Copisa, FCC Construcción and Ferrovial Agromán. Tracks are to be covered over for a distance of 220 m to create a linear park, and a stabling facility for 1435 mm rolling stock is planned on the eastern side of the station. Launched on March 26, the 2300 tonne earth pressure balance TBM ‘Barcino’ (RG 10.09 p22) is now boring a 5097 m tunnel from La Sagrera towards Sants, with an internal diameter of 104 m to accommodate two 1435 mm gauge tracks. Work on the €1793m project is scheduled for completion in 2012.
Pages: 1 2 3 Related TopicsAtlanta HawksCavsCedi OsmanCleveland CavaliersCollin SextonRodney HoodTre YoungTyronn Lue Corey Perez Cleveland- Tonight the Atlanta Hawks are in Cleveland for the Cavaliers home opener.The Hawks and Cavaliers are both searching for their first win. The Cavaliers first two opponents were in the playoffs last season (Raptors and Timberwolves), while the Hawks faced two teams that are most likely lottery bound (Knicks and Grizzlies.)Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue described the Cavaliers slow start perfectly, “Against teams like Toronto and Minnesota, very good teams, you can’t dig yourself a hole like that and try to come back.”Atlanta rookie Tre Young has been given the keys to the Hawks car this season, and everyone expects them to take their lumps this season, so the (0-2) start isn’t a shocker. Ironically both of these teams have struggled with the same thing, second quarters. The Cavaliers surrendered (32 and 39 points) against their first two opponents, and as bad as Cleveland has been… the Hawks have been worse. Atlanta has allowed opponents to shoot over 60% in both games this season, in the Hawks first game of the season the Knicks put up 49 points.Two teams searching for an identity in the first week of the NBA season, continue reading for key match-ups in tonight’s game, as well what needs to happen in order for each team to get their first win.Location: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland,OhProbable Starters:Cleveland Cavaliers: Kevin LoveCedi OsmanGeorge HillRodney HoodTristian ThompsonAtlanta Hawks: Tre YoungTaurean Waller-PrinceKent BazemoreVince CarterAlex Len
South Africa is a media-savvy nation, saturated with print, broadcast and online offerings. (Image: Pixabay)Sections in this article:IntroductionMedia consumersMedia ownersThe futurePress freedomRelated articlesUseful linksIntroductionThe traditional newspaper market is relatively static, but there has been phenomenal growth in the tabloid market. India and China have recorded a similar trend, with newspapers targeted at specific local audiences powering through the readership ranks.There has been significant growth in magazines published by the four major media houses, and by specialist independent publishers. Many of these are international titles, such as Heat, FHM, Elle, GQ, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, published under agreement with their international owners.And as in any fast-paced, first world nation, online media is accessed via cellphones, through RSS feeds and via national and international news websites and chat rooms.Local media houses have general and specialised news websites which, in terms of the speed and breadth of their coverage, are on a par with the best in the world.Broadcasting and telecommunications are regulated by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), which also issues broadcast licences.There are a large number of television stations and channels, covering national, African and international news ranging from politics to hard news, business and celebrity news.Public broadcasting is provided by the state broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), through an annual payment of a TV licence fee. Free-to-air is provided by commercial broadcaster e.tv and subscription television services – MNet and DStv – are provided by Multichoice. In 2007 Icasa issued licences for four new pay-TV providers set to end Multichoice Africa’s monopoly in the pay-TV market, these are: Telkom Media, On Digital Media (ODM), e.sat and Walk on Water Television, as well as incumbent MultiChoice.Radio commands vast listenerships, with community stations catering to specific target audiences and national stations drawing in people across the country.In its SA Media Facts report for March 2009, OMD Media Direction found that there were 21 daily newspapers, 27 major weeklies, 660 consumer magazines, 735 business-to-business publications, 470 community newspapers and magazines, 92 television stations, 137 radio stations, and over 65 DStv audio channels.Regarding digital media, there were 10.9 internet users per 100 people, 8.5 personal computers per 100 people and 72.4 cellphone subscribers per 100 people. Web pages indexed by Google were estimated at more than 10 billion.International news agencies Bloomberg and Reuters have bureaux in Johannesburg, while the BBC has correspondents in the country. CNBC Africa was launched in South Africa in 2007. Local news services include the South African Press Association and African Eye News.Back to the topMedia consumers According to the 2008B All Media Products Study (AMPS) by the South African Advertising Research Foundation (Saarf), 48.6% of South African’s adult population (over the age of 16) read newspapers, 31.4% read daily papers and 35.4% read weekly papers.For its statistics, Saarf uses the latest Bureau for Market Research (BMR) population estimate, based on the 2001 Census, which puts South Africa’s adult population (over the age of 16) at some 31-million.Mainstream newspaper circulation is fairly flat, according to figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulation of South Africa (ABC). But this is balanced by massive growth in new tabloid-style papers aimed at the mass market.According to ABC figures for the first quarter of 2007, the circulation of newspapers with a traditionally middle-class readership are flat, with the exception of the Mail & Guardian, which went up from 42 000 in the same period of 2006 to 47 000 in 2007. In the period October – December 2008 figures reveal an increase of 12.4%, the newspaper now has 58 258 weekly sales (as against 48 292 in 2006), the highest in its 25-year history.But newspapers with a largely black, working-class readership are booming. The most notable title in this trend is the tabloid Daily Sun, which had an average 508 000 daily sales in the first quarter of 2007, up from 452 000 in the same period of 2006. Continuing with this trend, in the first quarter of 2009 sales for Daily Sun have increased to 513 291 daily. City Press was up from 185 000 to 201 000 average weekly sales in 2008, and in 2009 it is circulating at 195 150 weekly sales. However, Beeld sales dropped in 2007 from 105 184 daily sales to 101 972 in 2009.According to the Saarf Amps figures, nearly 22-million watch television, over 25-million listen to the radio, and just under 11-million read magazines. According to figures by digital media consultancy World Wide Worx, 38.5-million South Africans access the internet, or 8% of the total population.State broadcasting channel SABC1 has far and away the highest viewership, at 70.6% of the adult population. This is followed by SABC2 with 60%, e.tv with 57.1%, SABC3 with 47.6%, the main MNet channel with 6.4% and all of the DStv channels with 16.8%.DSTV subscribers reached the 2-million mark in November 2007.Back to the topMedia owners South Africa’s media is dominated by a handful of large corporations, with their interests stretching from newspapers to magazines and the internet. Radio is mostly the domain of the state broadcaster, the SABC, although there is a growing number of community stations.There are three main players in television: the SABC , which has three channels (SABC1, SABC2 and SABC3); the free-to-air broadcaster, e.tv ; and Multichoice , which has sewn up the pay channel market. Its bouquet is large, and it regularly adds new channels.There are plenty of small, independent media houses, which publish magazines as well as in-house and business-to-business journals. But the major media owners are Media24 , Independent News and Media , Avusa , and the Caxton and CTP Group . These four own almost all the major newspapers and community newspapers, most of the consumer magazine titles and a slew of specialist magazines, and have a finger in internet and broadcast pies.Media24 Media24 owns the Daily Sun, the new mass-market tabloid whose success has turned the South African newspaper market on its head.The paper has a daily circulation of over 500 000 and readership of 7.7-million, while Media24’s other dailies have a circulation of over 800 000. The company’s weekly urban newspapers command a circulation of about 1.4-million a week; the community newspaper division accounts for 1.3-million a week.Media24 Magazines publishes more than 60 titles – some jointly with other companies or under licensing agreements with international titles – selling more than 5.9-million magazines a month that are read by more than 8.7-million people.Its space on the internet, 24.com , was set up in 2006 after the merger of two sister organisations, M-Web Studios and Media24 Digital. It provides a range of online services, such as careers, shopping, classifieds, property, health, freemail, instant messaging, blogs and photo albums. Media24 also owns South Africa’s most popular news site, News24.com .Media24’s major dailies and weeklies are Witness, City Press, Beeld, Die Burger, Volksblad, Rapport, Sondag, Son (daily and weekly), Daily Sun, Sunday Sun and Soccer Laduma. It also has publishes a range of community newspapers. The company is owned by Naspers , which owns MIH Group, the owner of MultiChoice.Independent News & Media Independent News and Media owns 14 national and regional newspapers, publishing newspapers in most of the major cities.In Johannesburg, it has the Star, the Saturday Star, Business Report, which is also carried in its morning titles in Durban, Cape Town and Pretoria, and the weekly Sunday Independent, which is sold nationally.In Durban, the Independent Group publishes the Mercury the Daily News, the Post (aimed at the Indian market), the Zulu-language daily Isolezwe, the Independent on Saturday, and the Sunday Tribune. Isolezwe’s huge growth is part of South Africa’s tabloid-newspaper explosion, and the paper launched the world’s first Zulu-language website .In Cape Town, Independent owns the dailies Daily Voice, its tabloid, as well as the Cape Argus and Cape Times, and the weekly Saturday Argus and Sunday Argus. It also has the Diamond Fields Advertiser, which covers Kimberley and the sparsely populated Northern Cape, and Pretoria News in the capital.The company has some presence in the community newspapers and magazines markets.Its internet presence is IOL , which carries news, classifieds and information from all its newspapers.Avusa The flagship publication of Avusa (formerly Johnnic Communications, or Johncom) is the Sunday Times, South Africa’s bestselling Sunday newspaper and one of the country’s largest papers overall.Avusa also publishes the daily morning paper Business Day and weekly magazine Financial Mail, in partnership with Pearson plc, the British company.In Buffalo City in the Eastern Cape, the company publishes the Daily Dispatch, which was edited by Donald Woods from 1965 until his arrest and banning in 1977 for exposing government responsibility for the death of Steve Biko.Other Avusa titles are the Sowetan, Sunday World, the Herald, Weekend Post, Algoa Sun, Ilizwi and Our Times.Its magazine division has titles in the consumer, specialist, business and medical sectors, while Picasso Headline publishes a range of titles and takes care of custom publishing for other organisations.Avusa also has leanings towards broadcast, with a stake in the Home Channel and Summit TV, which are both carried through DStv. Its online presence is strong, with internet sites for many of its newspapers. It also owns the citizen journalism site, Reporter.co.za And it has I-Net Bridge , an electronic provider of data, news and applications to the professional investment community and corporate market.Caxton and CTP Group Caxton’s interests lie mainly in community newspapers and magazines, although it has made some forays into dailies and weeklies, notably with the Citizen and the free paper, Metro Citizen, which is available on Metrobus buses in Johannesburg.Caxton owns 128 newspapers, many of which cover the smaller cities and towns in which the other big media houses have no presence, and 13 magazines.Primedia With its businesses mainly in the advertising and content sectors of the media industry, Primedia is listed on the JSE . The company owns several radio stations, including 702 Talk Radio and 94.7 Highveld Stereo, which broadcast in Gauteng, as well as Cape Town’s 567 AM Cape Talk.Primedia’s online presence is Iafrica.com , and the company also dominates South Africa’s outdoor (billboard) advertising market.M&G Media Although it is a small group, M&G Media must be included in any overview of the South African media. The company published the highly regarded weekly Mail and Guardian, which began life in 1985 as the Weekly Mail, a newspaper that earned international respect for its fearless exposure of apartheid-era abuses. Its target audience remains the more serious reader.The Mail & Guardian was also the first South African – and African – newspaper to have its own website, with its original editors, Irwin Manoim and Anton Harber, launching M&G Online in 1994. The site is now co-owned by internet service provider MWeb.The Mail & Guardian’s ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulation) circulation October-December 2008 is approximately 58 000 weekly sales and its AMPS 2008 readership is 500 000 adults of all races.M&G is the joint owner of M&G Online , along with internet service provider MWeb .M&G Media is 87.5% owned by Newtrust Company Botswana Limited, which is owned by Zimbabwean publisher Trevor Ncube. The London-based Guardian Newspapers Limited holds 10% of the company and minority shareholders make up the rest.MultiChoice M-Net, the subscription television channel, was founded in 1986. The first broadcast, comprising one 12-hour channel, went out in October 1986. Today it has a range of general entertainment and niche channels and broadcasts to over 2-million subscribers in 41 countries across Africa.Its subscriber management division became MultiChoice in 1993 when the customer service divisions split from M-Net. It became MIH Holdings in 1996. The MIH Group is wholly owned by Naspers, the owners of Media24.Its operations include subscriber management services and digital satellite television platforms broadcasting 24 hours a day on its DStv platform.Multichoice currently offers DStv in a variety of packages, these include: DStv Premium, Select, Compact, EasyView, Portuguesa, North Indian and South Indian. Each package provides different entertainment programming and technological innovation. A range of channels are offered, from video channels to audio channels to radio channels and an affordable monthly subscription is paid according to the choice of package.MultiChoice owns MWeb, the internet services provider that has about 340 000 broadband and dial up customers. MultiChoice also has interests in M-Net/SuperSport. Through Media24 and MIH, Naspers has interests around the world.e.tv E.tv is South Africa’s first private free-to-air television channel. It was launched in 1998 and broadcasts a full-spectrum programming service to 78% of South Africa’s population – the 2008 AMPS figures put its viewership at 17 881 000.The channel is owned by black empowerment group Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited and Venfin Limited.Through its e.news television news service, e.tv broadcasts three English bulletins each night and a daily news and current affairs show, Morning Edition, each morning. E.tv’s prime-time flagship current affairs programmes are 3rd Degree and the 24-hour E-News channel on the DStv digital satellite platform.SABC Established on 1 August 1936 by an Act of parliament, on 1 October 2003 the SABC became a limited liability company wholly owned by the state.Its national radio network comprises 18 radio stations, 15 of which are dedicated specifically to public service broadcasting. These are 11 full-spectrum stations, one in each of the official languages, a cultural service for the Indian community broadcasting in English, a regional community station broadcasting in isiXhosa and English and a community station broadcasting in the !Xu and Khwe languages of the KhoiSan.SABC radio is dominant in South African broadcasting – AMPS indicates that over 78% of South Africa’s adult radio listeners tune in to SABC radio. Its television network comprises four television channels – three free-to-air (SABC1, SABC2 and SABC3) and one pay-TV (SABC Africa) broadcast 24 hours a day on the DStv digital satellite platform.The SABC’s on-line news service, SABCnews.com attracts an average of 600 000 site visits a month.The Government Communication and Information System, GCIS, has a comprehensive list and contacts of the media in South Africa, including foreign media presence and freelance journalists.Back to the top The future The trend in South Africa, as in other developing nations such as India and China, is towards local newspapers for local readers, in a tabloid style.Content is changing, too: it is human interest, focused on the local community, local investigations and often uses local languages. Son, for example, is written in a rough, street Afrikaans.The stories are big on superstition, violent crime and local interest, with little or no sense of the bigger picture and no analysis. In South Africa, the papers falling into this sector are the Daily Sun, Son, Isolezwe, Ilanga and Daily Voice.Overall readership figures are up, according to the latest Amps report. Although the older and more traditional titles may be in some trouble, as they are in the EU and the US, sales figures are rising. There was a 43.18% increase in newspaper circulation between 2002 and 2006 and an increase in the number of tabloid publications. A further increase to 48.6% between 2007 and 2008 has taken place and tabloid publications are still well ahead.The reasons for this boom have variously been given as an increasing literacy, less political repression, the privatisation of the media, better infrastructure and higher domestic incomes.The Daily Sun leads the fray – it is read by 3 in 10 South African newspaper readers – with sales rising from 71 742 in 2002 to 513 291 in 2009. Launched in 2002, it was the first local tabloid aimed at the black working class. Initially met with disdain by the established press, its huge sales – and the fact that it has made new newspaper readers out of millions of South Africans – have earned it some respect. Its success has been emulated by other papers. Isolezwe, the Zulu-language tabloid, has posted a rise in sales from 34 057 in 2002 to 102 454 in 2009, and has a readership of 655 000.There are also about 200 successful, small, independent papers in South Africa. There have been two attempts at daily free newspapers: the Citizen Metro is available on Metrobus buses in Joburg, while the Times is delivered daily, free of charge to Sunday Times subscribers, of which there are 130 000.Citizen journalism has some way to go. The Times is trying it; and Avusa launched Reporter.co.za, a news website, in January 2006. Written entirely by its readers, to date it has over 3 800 registered reporters who file content on a daily basis.But by far the biggest challenge to the traditional newspaper market is the internet. In South Africa, there are over 36-million cellphones in circulation (although perhaps not that many actual cellphone users), while 3.85-million people have access to the internet.Back to the topPress freedom Press freedom has always been important to South Africans. During the dark days of apartheid, the press was severely restricted.Despite the government’s legislation, harassment and imprisonment, the news was still defiantly reported. Given this history, it is no surprise that freedom of the press was written into the new democratic Constitution.However, according to the Reporters Without Borders‘ Worldwide Press Freedom Index, South Africa’s press freedom ranking is slipping, dropping from 31 in 2005 to 44 in 2006. Evident of some improvement, in 2008 the press freedom ranking picked up to 36.This still puts it in the top 50 countries said to have “genuine press freedom”. Reporters Without Borders surveys 173 countries. It looks at the degree of freedom journalists and news groups have in each country, as well as the efforts made by the various governments to safeguard press freedom.Other African countries in the top 50 include: Namibia (23rd), Mali (31st), Cape Verde (36th) and Mauritius (47th).The South African media is governed by the Broadcasting Act and the Electronic Communications Act, both of which were formulated in the spirit of the Constitution.The print media is not as regulated as broadcast media and there is no clear legislation on how it should behave. The only recourse is the Press Ombudsman of South Africa. Broadcast media is regulated by the two acts, the SABC has its own editorial policy, and Icasa sets out licensing conditions. The internet is difficult to police, although technically it does fall under the two acts.Back to the topWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.Related articles The media in South AfricaSouth Africa onlineSouth African televisionRadio in South AfricaSouth Africa’s commercial radio stationsSouth Africa’s public broadcasting radio stationsSouth Africa’s community radio stationsUseful links Audit Bureau of Circulation of South Africa Caxton and CTP Group DStv e.tv Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Independent News and Media Avusa M&G Online Media24 MNet Multichoice Naspers OMD Media Direction Online Publishers’ Association Press Ombudsman of South Africa Primedia South African Advertising Research Foundation South African Broadcasting Corporation South African Press Association World Wide WorxProspero360 Digital Marketing Agency
Father and son beside the ruined pool. Mayor Gumede (Desmond Dube) and hismistress Fikile (Terry Pheto). Amos and Themba survey the sparkling waters of the renovated community pool. (Images: Curious Pictures) MEDIA CONTACTS • Harriet GavshonMD, Curious Pictures+27 11 726 2828 RELATED ARTICLES • SA film shines at Zanzibar festival • SA sci-fi satire huge hit in US • SA film wins at Tribeca • Top honours for SA movie• New Afrikaans film a hitJanine ErasmusNew South African film Hopeville, due to hit the cinema circuit on 3 September 2010, spreads the message that even one person, when they have the courage to take action, can make a big difference in many lives.Shot in Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga province, and featuring a stellar cast of local actors, Hopeville is directed by John Trengrove and produced by Curious Pictures, with music by producer/composer Murray Anderson.The film will open at 13 Nu Metro and 20 Ster-Kinekor theatres countrywide, as well as a handful of independent cinemas.A new startAmos, a reformed alcoholic, is a man looking for a new start. When he arrives in the fictional town of Hopeville with his estranged son, who has been put into the custody of his father after his mother dies unexpectedly, he faces a tough battle with corrupt officials and an apathetic community.As part of his custody agreement, Amos has promised to encourage his son’s promising swimming career, but the pool in Hopeville contains only garbage and stagnant puddles of water.Amos decides to clean it up for his son’s sake, and the project soon captures the attention and goodwill of the community, who begin to pitch in.The mayor, however, is not pleased because he and his cronies have decided to build a liquor store on the land, and Amos faces fierce resistance, intimidation and threats. He is going to need all his courage, and the support of the residents, if he is to complete the restoration of the pool.A restrained, dignified performance by lead actor Themba Ndaba (Generations) as Amos contrasts with the over-the-top bad guy portrayals of local comedian Desmond Dube (Hotel Rwanda) as the corrupt mayor, and audience favourite Fana Makoena (Generations) as his shady sidekick.“Amos’s journey will touch a lot of people, as we see somebody trying to put things right,” said Ndaba.Others in the cast include Terry Pheto of Oscar-winning Tsotsi fame, Nat Singo (Beat the Drum) as Amos’s son Themba, Jonathan Pienaar (The Lab), and the ever-popular Leleti Khumalo (Invictus, Cry, the Beloved Country).Hopeville tackles contemporary issues of great relevance to South Africans, such as service delivery, social and moral values, crime and corruption, and the relationships of family and friends.Television spin-offHopeville was inspired by the 2009 television series of the same name, also produced by Curious Pictures. The series producers considered more than 70 locations before settling on the scenic town of Waterval Boven, sitting on the very edge of the escarpment between the high- and low-lying areas of Mpumalanga.The town is popular for fly-fishing, rock-climbing and hiking, and features a number of historical and national monument sites dating back to the days of the Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansch Spoorweg-Maatschappij, which operated in the late 19th century.The film’s cast is largely the same as that of the series, as is the story.NGO Heartlines, in partnership with SABC Education, commissioned the series as part of its work of using television and film to help South Africans strive towards the values of humility, compassion, responsibility, perseverance, and other positive goals, in their lives.The six-episode series aired for the first time in March 2009, and was re-broadcast in September that year. In late September it took top honours in the Drama and Mini-series catewgory at the Rose d’Or, a prestigious international festival featuring the best in entertainment television. The competition takes place every year in Lucerne, Switzerland.Hopeville was one of 110 shows which made it through to the competition round, out of 515 entries submitted. Previous winners of the top prize, the Golden Rose, include The Muppet Show (1977), Mr Bean (1990), Little Britain (2005) and The Eternity Man (2009).“What I love about Heartlines’ work is that they allow us to talk about social issues, which opens up dialogues between different people,” said Jonathan Pienaar, who plays Fred Palmer in the series and film.Beautifully filmed and deftly acted, Hopeville will leave audiences inspired to imitate Amos’s actions and do some good in their communities, even if it is something small, without waiting for someone else to step in.
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By @JulianTFAMountfort Park, Manurewa, New ZealandIn warm conditions at Mountfort Park, South Auckland in New Zealand, it was an emphatic straight sets start to the Australian campaign at this yearâ€™s Youth Trans-Tasman Series; winners in all three of the â€˜juniorâ€™ divisions on the opening morning.The Australian Under 18â€™s Mixed team got the ball rolling early in a close encounter prevailing 7-5, followed by wins to both the girls and boys 18â€™s teams 7-3 and 4-1 respectively.In relative new surrounds for most of the Australian contingent, Touch Football Australia CEO, Colm Maguire is particularly pleased and in admiration of the performances thus far of the teams away from home.â€œI am very happy with the start as Iâ€™m sure all coaches and players are here,â€ Maguire said in the break of play between the 18â€™s and 20â€™s fixtures.â€œItâ€™s always great to get the first games underway and good to get those wins early, naturally. Particularly against some very good opposition with the New Zealand youth sides who have improved significantly,â€ he said.â€œYou could see the anticipation on the (Australian) players faces prior to these opening matches,â€ he said â€œit means a lot to them playing away from home and it showed in the opening performances.â€œReally looking forward now to the 20â€™s matches and tomorrow of course for games two across each of the divisions.Tune in to the live streaming courtesy of Maori Television and follow the scores and news online and via TFAâ€™s social media channels.Related LinksStraight Sets
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Dench: Losing RVP bigger than Cesc at Arsenalby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong admits losing Robin van Persie to Manchester United in 2012 was a heavy blow.Frimpong was at Arsenal when star players Cesc Fabregas and Van Persie left the club for Barcelona and United respectively.And he claims he was more disappointed with the Van Persie transfer to United in 2012 than when Fabregas left the club a year earlier.Frimpong told Meta Ratings: “I think I was more disappointed when Robin went to Man United because at that time he was the captain and he was the best player in the Premier League, and losing Robin was much more of a blow than losing Cesc because Robin was bringing goals to the game, he was winning us games.“He was playing really well for us at the time so I feel like he was a big blow at the time, and more than when Cesc left.“These things happen in football, and you can’t control it.“It’s something that is difficult for the club when you have players who are on less than a year’s contract, they want to leave and you want to make money; it makes sense.”