FNB Launching FNB Smartphone

In an effort to make mobile banking more accessible, FNB is launching its own branded smartphone.

FNB’s CEO of Consumer, Jan Kleynhans, and Head of Smart Devices, Kartik Mistry, today announced the release of it’s FNB branded Android smartphones which will be available from 380 of FNB’s branches this Friday – 26 August 2016. The “ConeXis” will come in two models, the ConeXis A1 and ConeXis X1.

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KDay 2015 [Review]

This year 94.5Kfm and MTN decided to change things up a little with a fresh new venue for KDay 2015 and end February on a high.

Newlands Cricket Ground saw fans of all ages arrive to see their favourite artists play on the KDay 2015 stage. Not only were there around 15 000 fans at Newlands Cricket Ground, but there were also over 42 000 others streaming KDay 2015 live via Livestream.com. The stream ranked in the top three, and had views from not only South Africa but in the Unites States and Germany too.

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A World First: Braaiboy Underwater Braai

It seems breaking the longest continuous braai world record with a mammoth 62 hour non-stop braai wasn’t enough for Braaiboy, because he has his eyes on the next one… A world first underwater braai!

As you know, the word “Braai” in South Africa is synonymous with good friends and great experiences. And that is clearly something that this Braai-Superhero loves. Clearly he must, having not only accomplished the world record for the longest braai marathon, but also currently being on a 4,5 year uninterrupted braai streak, braaing every day without fail.

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Joburg Day 2013

94.7 Highveld Stereo in partnership with MTN had a lot of us up bright and early to be at the Highveld Stereo studios on Friday morning. Why? To officially launch Joburg Day 2013 happening on 14 September 2013 at Crocodile Creek Polo Club.

Darren Simpson and the rest of the Breakfast Xpress crew revealed MTN as their partner for this year’s Joburg Day, as well as confirming some of the acts for the day.

Joburg Day 2013

After an awesome Joburg Day in 2012 this year’s will be just as awesome, if not better! Some of the acts for the day include The Parlotones, GoldFish, Locnville, Lloyd Cele, Blackbyrd, Elvis Blue, Jack Parow and Daniel Baron to name a few.

By providing a stage to showcase some of our awesome home-grown talent for fellow Gauteng residents and anyone else who might be in the a...

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Costume in July

With all the events and things happening in Cape Town, I didn’t want this one to slip through the cracks. Everyone likes to dress up, so don’t look at me like you’re Jack Sparrow, The Wizard of Oz or some buff gym oke… Hey, there’s some ideas for you to use the Costume in July party happening in Cape Town. . .

Costume in July

Costume in July will be taking place at Trinity in Cape Town on 6 July 2013, starting at 20:00 and 85 South African Rond will get you in. With Brandon Leigh as your host for the night, no limit to the theme and an awesome mix of music, you can “B whoever you want to B”. . .

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Model Shmodel… Be One

I don’t know about you, but I’m not very fond of the camera. That, and it doesn’t seem to like me. I never know what to do, how to smile, more teeth? Fewer teeth? I just never know. But clearly it seems I’ve been doing it wrong.

A friend of mine from a company called Talent Box contacted me about a shoot they’re doing in association with Premier Hotels and Resorts on the 8th of June 2013, and maybe you’d like to go? It’s happening at Premier Hotel OR Tambo. It’s a full package and a full day, with a team of photographers and creative directors, 2 wardrobe changes and 2 hair and makeup changes, as well as 30 fully edited images for you to keep afterwards.

The entire gig costs R3 500 and is a pretty shweet deal considering what will all be happening on the day...

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Get a Dryver… From SPAR

Last week I wrote an article about the “Drive-Dry” campaign and promoting the “drive dry” attitude amongst friends, family and fellow countrymen of South Africa. After writing the article, I was contacted about a new app from SPAR, called “Dryver” and thought you might like to know a bit more…

Dryver – The Social Media Network that Gets You Home Safely

As you may know, TOPS at SPAR have more that 500 stores across Southern Africa and are known for their edgy marketing and advertising campaigns. This led them to launching, a SA first, social network incorporated and innovative new app aimed at people who are out and over the legal drinking limit, but don’t want to drink and drive.

With the new zero drinking limit legislation imminent, TOPS at SPAR has taken the lead in addressing the issue,...

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I Drive Dry, Why Can’t You?

Maybe you’ve heard about this… Maybe you haven’t. But death is no joke, especially when it can be prevented or avoided by just having some sense of responsibility. According to an article by IOL, 864 motorists were arrested while driving under the influence during the Easter Season… It’s about time that we start to drive dry.

I’m not saying that people shouldn’t go out and have fun, but rather that people who go out don’t drive if they have had a couple of drinks. I’m saying that we have all heard stories about things that happened to people while driving under the influence… Maybe you’ve nearly ended up in a situation like that, or been in that situation yourself?

What I’m getting at is the awareness, and the spreading of the awareness to help at least just one person have that ligh...

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947Unplugged with Elvis Blue and Stuart Reece

This past Sunday was the third of the 947Unplugged events at The Venue in Melrose Arch – The 947Unplugged with Elvis Blue and Stuart Reece thanks to 94.7 Highveld Stereo and Real Concerts… No, this wasn’t an Elvis tribute concert, like the story Elvis Blue related during the show, it was an Elvis Blue unplugged session, with Stuart Reece opening up the night.

With Mark Pilgrim as MC for the night, the venue filled with fans and friends and a close, intimate setting, Stuart Reece and Elvis Blue played some of their best songs, with some new songs in the mix too. Despite having a baby girl only a few days before, Elvis Blue put in an excellent show, even coming back to perform 2 more encore songs for the fans.

Another awesome night, as expected thanks to 94.7 Highveld Stereo and Real Concer...

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947Unplugged with Daniel Baron and Dan Patlansky

Last week this time I was at The Venue in Melrose Arch with 94.7 Highveld Stereo

and Real Concerts… And we all went wireless, yet again. Yup, I was busy having a blast while Daniel Baron and Dan Patlansky were rocking out on stage, unplugged (See where I get the “wireless” thing from now? No? Anyways, tally-ho-James)…

With The Venue sold out and a capacity crowd packed in between the stage and available bars, Daniel Baron opened the show with 6 songs from his album, “It’s Time”, with Dan Patlansky showing the crowd what he can do on a guitar… And trust me, this guy can play a guitar, while playing some songs off of his new acoustic album “Wooden Thoughts.”

You missed the show? Well, first of all, shame on you!… But, there are two more events are on the way… Next in the line-up for the 947U...

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