Month: January 2015

Samsung ”Most selfies in 24 hours” official attempt

Samsung Electronics South Africa has joined forces with Guinness World Records to attempt the coveted title for the most contributions to an online album of self-portrait photographs (selfies) in 24 hours.

The attempt will take place at Sandton City in Johannesburg and the Canal Walk in Cape Town, on 31 January 2015.

Samsung in partnership with 947 FM and KFM, will host exciting live events that will bring the campaign to thousands of consumers – who will be part of the launch of the new Galaxy A Series Smartphone. Samsung will give away one hundred Galaxy A smartphones at the activations, that will be one device every 30 minutes and the first ten people to arrive at the venues in each city will receive Samsung Galaxy A smartphones and other spot prizes.

South Africans who wish to participate and be a part of this incredible attempt can get to any of the activation points as early as possible. Secure your spot and get ready for the most exhilarating experience. The process will include a quick registration process and then entrants will take their selfies and receive a Guinness World Records certificate of participation.

The art of taking selfies is not just about contributing to the creation of good content but importantly, it’s a form of heightening self-confidence. Whether one’s head is tilted to the side, pouting or smiling, the selfie has brought a whole new meaning to the act of taking a self-portrait.

Justin Hume, director of Product Marketing, Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics SA: “At Samsung, we continually strive to shape initiatives that are creative and expressive and as such we are delivering an enhanced selfie experience to consumers, with the Galaxy A. It gives us great pleasure to be able to offer this opportunity of taking a selfie, posting it on social media and being part of the greatest record breaking phenomena.”

The Galaxy A features enhanced selfie modes such as Wide Selfie, Palm Selfie, Animated Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) and Beauty Face Features, letting users capture attractive selfies in high resolution by automatically detecting and focusing on a person’s face.

Young consumers looking to express their unique style, while constantly staying connected – can use the advanced 5MP front-facing camera, which is perfect for taking colourful selfies for those popular Instagram moments.

Activation dates and venues:
Date: 31 January
Time: 9:00am
Venue JHB: Sandton City – Checkers Court (Entrance 4)
Venue CTN: Canal Walk – Food Court (Entrance 10)

Stay tuned to ”The Bizniz Blog” as we unravel the results and give you further details for the ”Most selfies in 24 hours”

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Big Brother Mzansi Season 2 Auditions

Good news! BIG BROTHER MZANSI returns for another season following the outstanding success of last year’s show which saw beloved spaza shop owner Mandla Hlatshwayo walk away with fame, fortune and romance!

Now the hunt is on for Mzansi Magic‘s 24/7 live reality TV series, BIG BROTHER MZANSI 2. Think you’ve got what it takes? If you are bold enough, brave enough, smart and savvy enough to take on the challenge, a spot may await you in Big Brother’s house.

“BIG BROTHER MZANSI allows us as a channel to tap our audience’s engagement –specifically in the social networking space. It’s a double-win for our viewers – great viewing today drives great viewing in the future. This show is an entertainment dream, packed with action, drama, romance and humour,” says Nkateko Mabaso, Director of Local Interest Channels at M-Net.

If you are a citizen/legal resident of South Africa and 21 years of age or older (as of 01 January 2015), then you can audition for the show. This year auditions will take place simultaneously in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg on Saturday, 31 January and Sunday, 1 February 2015.

Auditions in Durban will be held at the BAT Centre (45 Maritime Place); in Cape Town at the Cape Town Lodge (101 Buitengracht Street) and in Johannesburg at The Pyramid Venue in Eloff Street. Registration starts at 08h00 and closes at 15h00 on both audition days. If you are registered by 15h00 you will be auditioned. Remember that auditions are on a first come/first serve basis and you must bring a valid South African ID document with you.

If you are wondering what the prize money is, the answer is that it won’t be less than R 1 million, and it could be as high as a mouthwatering R 2 million! That’s all Biggie is saying for now.

As always, there’s a twist…this year you can either audition as an individual, or with a partner.

So if you think you and your best friend will wow the Big Brother selection team, then make sure you are both at the auditions together. You can pair up with anyone…your brother, sister, cousin, boyfriend, girlfriend, neighbour, gym buddy, golf partner, work mate…anyone you want as long as they meet the entry requirements and want to participate.

BIG BROTHER MZANSI 2 starts on Sunday, 29 March 2015 on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) running for 56 days until the Finale in May. The show will be filmed at Red Pepper Studios in Johannesburg.

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Campus House Tour 2015

Campus House Tour brought to you by Smirnoff Double Black invites you to Explore the Night with a 3 stop tour in February 2015.

For the first time since the Campus Tour series kicked off, the show will be heading to the East Coast and Vaal.  Richards Bay will be host the first Campus House Tour on 6 February before heading inland to Vaal University on 7 February.  Wrapping up the trio of shows in the predominantly student town of Pretoria on 14 February.

The line up? Only the biggest names in the house scene with performances from ShimzaBlack Coffee, Oskido, Crazy White Boy, Skeelo and Holly at all of the shows, backed by some of the choicest house DJ’s from each campus and region. 

Producer, House/Kwaito club and radio DJ, Oskido is a household name for both on the deck and behind the scenes work.  14 albums and numerous awards behind his name, Oskido is the mastermind behind the tracks Jezebel and Amafluit.

Arguably one of the most influential musicians in Africa. Black Coffee got his big break shortly after being chosen as a South African participant in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy held in Cape Town. Today he is known for the tracks Africa ShineTrip to LyonReady for the WorldWe Are One to name a handful and is a 4 time SAMA winner including “Best Urban Dance Album” and “Best Dance Album”.

Gold and platinum selling, “Ghetto Tech” duo, Crazy White Boy have performed across stages both internationally and locally.  Their tracks Love you Better andWhat You Do To Me secured them performances with international DJ’s David Guetta and Steve Aoki.  Over 15 year’s of combined production experience, the guys want to take their unique African kwaito style to the masses.
Where will you be when the Campus House Tour takes over your town?

Tickets are now on sale for only R80 via www.plankton.mobi, Plankton Portal on MXIT and from the event Facebook Page (Campus House Tour). Tickets are limited so don’t wait to get them at the door.  Tickets will be available for R100 at the door on the evening.

Tour Details
Richards Bay
Date: 6 February 2015
Venue: Veldenvlei Sports Complex
Line up: Shimza, Black Coffee, Oskido, Crazy White Boy, Skeelo, Holly
Tickets: R80 at www.plankton.mobi, Plankton Portal on MXIT or Campus House Tour Facebook Page

Vaal
Date: 7 February 2015
Venue: VUT Lapa Lounge
Line up: Shimza, Black Coffee, Oskido, Crazy White Boy, Skeelo, Holly
Tickets: R80 at www.plankton.mobi, Plankton Portal on MXIT or Campus House Tour Facebook Page

Pretoria
Date: 14 February 2015
Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Line up: Shimza, Black Coffee, Oskido, Crazy White Boy, Skeelo, Holly
Tickets: R80 at www.plankton.mobi, Plankton Portal on MXIT or Campus House Tour Facebook Page

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The ”Ripped Jeans” Trend

It quite funny how all these fashion styles and trends all seems to make it’s way back onto the run way and back into our closet’s. But when we think back to when we were growing up, as kids our mom bought us clothes and because of our nature or that sense of adventure, these new items of clothes soon became ripped and teared. Your mother would let you continue wearing it until it no longer fitted or it was just past the stage of wear and tear. But as soon as you visited your grandparent’s house, you knew that you would get a little scolding as you were not allowed to be in their house wearing any broken clothes at all.

As an adult, if you walked into your grandparents house today wearing or let me say rocking your ‘’Ripped Jeans’’ that same reaction you got when you were a kid would still be waiting for you. Having to explain that it is a trend or the latest fashion trend still seems an endless discussion in which you still walk away after having to apologise to grandma for wearing broken ripped jeans.

So why not lets see if we can help you out on this one, it has been seen on street-styles all across the world and even the biggest celebs in the scene would have been seen rocking the ripped jeans.

Check out the latest looks in the trend and let us know what you think? Are you buying the ready-made ripped jeans this season or would you be creative enough to be ripping your own jeans.

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Ripped Jeans, Mens Fashion, Trends, Style Guide

Ripped Jeans, Mens Fashion, Trends, Style Guide

Ripped Jeans, Mens Fashion, Trends, Style Guide

Getting Started 2015 ”Business Event”

The new year has just started, the festive season has come to an end and the reality of 2015 has just about kicked in. Many of us has made the yearly, new year resolutions in which for most people die out as soon as the year progresses and it will be done over year after year.

So why not start this year abit differently, with more like minded people which also has the same goals and missions for the year. I came across this website in my daily search, they go by the name ”My Start Up Edge” which is a community of solution providers that enable start ups to prosper, giving them an edge and tools to succeed. Thousands of individuals and companies out there have been in business longer than start ups and they understand the industry better and it is when we can use their experiences and knowledge and plant it back to the start ups can we provide solutions for the African economy. The next thing i noticed was they were hosting an event and without a thought i made sure i RSVP to this event.

They have guests from different industries in South Africa to come and help you kick start your business in 2015. They are all actively involved in their own businesses and have achieved a lot of success in their respective fields but they are always looking for ways help other entrepreneurs start businesses.

The topics for #GetStarted2015 event

– Getting a business started.

– From idea to an actual business (USP, Value proposition)

– Available help for start ups

Program

– Sign in and getting seated

– Intro by the Host

– Motivational talk : Getting started and goal setting in 2015

– Insight: Getting into business with a plan guaranteed to work

– Business help: What help is available for you out there.

– Start Up Showcase

– Panel discussion and Q/A session

– Networking

Event Details

– Date: 26 January 2015

– Venue: Bannister Hotel, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

– Time: 17h30 – 20h30

– Cost: The event is free, but you need to RSVP at the website.

Business Event, Entrepreneur,  Start Up company, Business networking

Image: My Start Up Edge