_DSC8861Castle Lite delivers yet another sub-zero experience with this year instalment of #CastleLiteUnlocks headlined by Grammy-Award winning artist, CHANCE THE RAPPER!

Anchored by a fully integrated production this experience saw the brand unlocking further surprise acts ranging from Youngsta CPT, Emtee, Moozlie and Rouge at The Ticketpro Dome

South Africa’s very own hip-hop visionaries completely stole the show with their extraordinary award winning talent. Shane Eagle started with a home town inspired performance where he made way for Nadia Nakai, who sent a wave of extra cold with her sultry set, which put the spotlight on Frank Casino! As if that was the end of it, Castle Lite alumni’s Nasty C & Cassper Nyovest further rocked the stage with surprise performances – leaving the crowd chanting for more.


The night was still young when Castle Lite unlocked the man of the moment – CHANCE THE RAPPER and the whole venue went abuzz with the most exhilarating blizzard of hip-hop!



The concert was also live-streamed for the first time ever with host and show stopper, Bontle Modiselle, dancing the night away with consumers and industry top players. PH, Major League, Ms Cosmo & Ayanda MVP kept the crowd extra cold with hip-hop sets.

As soon as the lights went out, the crowd stood still and waited for more – only to be surprised by yet another ground breaking set with Grammy-Award winning SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR and fans walked out chanting “Are you ready for your blessings?”.


“Tonight was nothing short of amazing. We thank the South African consumer for always supporting Castle Lite in delivering yet another extraordinary Unlocks concert. We’re about giving Citizens of Extra Cold once in a lifetime experiences and from Shane Eagle’s epic performance to Chance the Rapper’s shut down, the Unlocks concert delivered just that. We really look forward to making more history in the upcoming years, together with our loyal supporters”. – Becky Opdyke, Castle Lite Brand Director.

With the country still recovering from that cold front of refreshing talent and epic show, this is undoubtedly the best music experience in Africa and the blizzard has hit like never before – from Africa to the world!!!

Check Out How @FlyingFishSA Brewed Out the Serious with the #HouseOfPlay

 Twins on Decks - Flying Fish House of Play Cape Town Launch

Cape Town – South Africa’s premium flavoured beer, Flying Fish, the brand that doesn’t believe in ordinary, brewed in some serious play in the mother city by kicking off the very first instalment of their #HouseOfPlay experiences.


Flying Fish knows that adulting can be serious and sometimes tedious, especially on a Saturday when the last thing you want to do is all the household chores and nobody’s doing them for you. So Flying Fish has launched the #HouseOfPlay, a unique and completely different take on the typical house party. The brand is taking mundane and turning it on its head by introducing the most playful experience in Mzansi.

Sanele Xaba & Patty Monroe - Flying Fish House Of Play Cape Town Launch

The first #HouseOfPlay saw the Twins on Decks host the who’s who of Cape Town’s social scene at an exclusive mansion in Camps Bay, where some serious playfulness was brewed in. The #HouseOfPlay will be adding flavour across the country, visiting Pretoria , Durban and wrapping up with a splash at the ultimate #HouseOfPlay in Johannesburg on the 12 May.

Model Sanele Xaba - Flying Fish House Of Play Cape Town Launch

The ‘All-White Foam’ themed experience saw media, bloggers and cultural curators bringing in the play with flavoursome activities with a unique take on the typical foam party, which included a giant pillow fight and old washing machines turned into Flying Fish bars.


Entertainment was so fly, with Cape Town’s top DJs including, Garth, Aux Gaud and Sir Vincent. Youngsta CPT added the most flavour with a thrilling set, while MC and rapper, Patty Monroe performed a medley of her freshest tunes.

Nontando Mposo - Flying Fish House Of Play

“The #HouseOfPlay is all about brewing out the serious and brewing in the play into the daily lives of people. “To add some play to peoples’ Saturdays, we have partnered with South Africa’s top Dj’s who will host playful experiences that will encourage the masses to stop being so serious and add some play. We encourage people to play and embrace the fun things in life,” said Flying Fish Brand Manager Maisha Mamabolo.”

Musician Chad Simon & RNB Singer Mario Oogle - Flying Fish House of Play Cape Town Launch

For more information, follow @FlyingFishSA and grab the limited edition Flying Fish 18 pack, with 3 Flying Fish on us; to experience the play in your home with friends.


 Guests enjoying a class of Rocking in Heels

Recently launched Flying Fish CHILL LITE teamed up with Takkies for the latest Lite Brunch Collective, in the aim to find the perfect balance between fun, friends and fitness.

Geared towards the health-conscious consumer, Flying Fish CHILL LITE offers lower alcohol, 30% less calories, 35% less sugar and 35% less carbohydrates than the ever-popular Flying Fish which was SAB’s first premium flavoured beer on the market.

The Lite Brunch Collective held at The Royal on 29 April, is part of a series of events dedicated to likeminded consumers looking for a fun brunch experience with a health-minded difference. Hosted by TV personality and fitness fanatic, Zweli Dube, the event kicked off with a delectable brunch harvest decorated in Cuban Havanna theme, while guests were enlightened with tips on how to maintain a balanced lifestyle.

Guests stuck to the athleisure wear theme

Renowned yoga instructor, Jasmine Sehlako, was first up to entertain the guests with her innovative take on a morning workout; the Beer Yoga range of exercises. Keeping entertainment levels high, Choreographer Takkies had the crowd tapping their feet as she lit the dance floor on fire with an electrifying dance class; Dancing in Heels. Bedecked in 2-inch-high stilettos, Takkies’ dance class showcases new-age dance moves and was the perfect example of mixing fun and fitness.

“Our concept behind the Lite Brunch Collectives is three-fold,” says Brand Manager of Flying Fish CHILL LITE, Tumelo Motingoe; “providing consumers with a lower-alcohol variant for moderate consumption; offering the same refreshing taste as the mother brand – Flying Fish; and finally, providing a healthy middle ground for those looking for a more balanced lifestyle.”

TV Personalities Zweli Dube and Kat Sinavasin

The introduction of Flying Fish CHILL LITE gives consumers a choice of healthier drinking options and is part of SAB and AB InBev’s commitment to increase their no- and lower-alcohol beers portfolio to represent 20% of the organisation’s global beer volume by 2025.

“Flying Fish CHILL LITE is all about mixing playful enjoyment with healthy well-being, and ultimately ‘Living your Zest life’ “, says Motingoe. “The Lite Brunch Collective event was a fantastic success, and we encourage the public to join the fun by checking our Instagram page, #FindYourChill, for ideas on the best places to brunch, healthy recipes and innovative brunch cocktails.”




JOHANNESBURG, 13 APRIL 2018 – The end of January 2018 saw an ice-breaking announcement from Castle Lite where producer and multi-award winning artist, Chance The Rapper was revealed as the headline act for this year’s Castle Lite Unlocks Music Experience! To further add to the excitement, South Africa’s very own trailblazing rappers Nadia Nakai, Frank Casino and Shane Eagle will set the coldest stage alight.

Just as we thought the line-up couldn’t get any more extra cold, Castle Lite has done it again by Unlocking the unexpected with taking experiential entertainment to the next level by unveiling SA’s ultimate party starters DJ PH, Miss Cosmo, Ayanda MVP and Major League DJs.

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“Castle Lite thrives on connecting world stages, breaking boundaries and making the impossible possible on African soil. The Unlocks Music Experience has a success rate of selling out and we can confirm that tickets are selling very fast. So, we encourage people to go to Computicket and get their tickets to experience this once in a lifetime show with Chance the Rapper,” says Ramona Kayembe, Castle Lite Marketing Manager.

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The four curators will bring an extra cold twist on this astronomical stage as they expertly guide concert-goers through the show from each artist to the next in what one can describe as hip-hop symphony.

“This year in collaboration with some of Africa’s best, the brand has infused unforgettable multimedia technology with thrilling live stage experiences to craft a concert experience like never done before,” says Kgothatso Kutu, Executive producer from Glen 21 productions. “Castle Lite is not just a concert, It’s an

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and we always try to create a production that is innovative and exciting for the audience. We will be breaking boundaries so that consumers can have a one of a kind experience at our concert,” concludes Kutu.

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The Castle Lite Unlocks concert in association with Channel O and 947 is on the 30th April 2018 at the Coca-Cola Dome with tickets available at Computicket. For more details visit http://www.castlelite.co.za as we await the biggest concert in Africa!

BREAKING NEWS: Chance the Rapper’s Gift to You

Chance the Rapper has a gift for you! To celebrate his 25th birthday, tickets to Africa’s biggest hip-hop concert #CastleLiteUnlocks are now 25% off for the next 25 hours!

Be warned that 25.25.25 will only stay Unlocked for 25 hours, so get your tickets today.


In simple terms;


  • R350,00 for General Access is now R262,50 for the next 25 hours


Bookings are officially open: https://online.computicket.com/web/event/castle_lite_unlocks/1202354942/0/85227068



The Being Mandela content platform launched to an intimate host of media and television executives on the 27th of March 2018 at The Orbit Jazz club in Braamfontein. 

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, in partnership with concept creator Leo Phiri of Blanket Entertainment have conceptualized a content platform that chronicles and celebrates individual stories and concepts inspired by Nelson Mandela.


The Production of television, film, music, performing art and live events content will celebrate the life of a global icon using stories of the current generation.


Blanket Entertainment hosted sponsors, friends of the industry and media in a panel discussion where noted partners and sponsors took to the stage to respond to pertinent questions from media on the direction of the projects and who the content messaging speaks to.

“Being Mandela” is more than just an entertainment platform, it is a giving back project that will see commercial revenue generated from the various properties being ploughed back into the philanthropic work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation


My elevator pitch to Tokyo Sexwale about this concept had expanded and brought to fruition a dream we will realize with the backing of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and our amazing catalogue of sponsors to enhance the elements involved… “ Leo Phiri added.


Panellists in attendance were Kevin Naidoo (Owner of the Orbit), Media Film Service’s Hayley Chater, production partner Lala Tuku and KZN Film Commission Chairperson of the board, Mr. Welcome Msomi.


The panel discussion covered pertinent questions around the purpose and target market of Being Mandela and future projects that need resourcing and efforts.


Internationally acclaimed, Thandi Ntuli provided musical entertainment for the audience while our MC, media strategist and founder of StreetKidz Media, Zali Nxabi addressed the room. A live stream of the event was hosted on JHBLive concurrently.


The key objective is two- fold: Firstly, to celebrate Madiba’s centenary year in 2018 and secondly, to preserve and sustain the legacy with artistic expressions that will forever be embedded in a visual platform.


Being Mandela aims to bring to light a ground breaking content platform that will see the collaboration of multiple broadcasters and content creators under one banner.


The New Home of BMW in Menlyn @Menlyn_Auto

Pretoria – In celebrating 26 years of dedicated customer service and loyalty to the BMW Brand, the Legacy Motor Group – on Thursday, 1 March 2018, launched its spanking new home in the wide-ranging and vibrant Eastern suburb of Menlyn; Pretoria. Hosted by South Africa’s media darling, Bonang Matheba, guests were excited for the grand opening of Menlyn Auto. The event was attended by loyal customers, business partners as well as media. The event offered a wide array of gourmet food, an open bar and entertainment by the Rocketeers. As part of the Legacy Motor Group’s ongoing forward thinking and customer centricity focus, the group took over Menlyn in 2016, Rustenburg in 2017 and is set to take over Polokwane in 2018. The newly launched Menlyn Auto dealership offers customers and enthusiasts in Gauteng a 360-degree premium lifestyle and retail experience. The brand new 9000 square metre showroom includes a newly introduced BMW Motorrad showroom, MINI, new BMWs as well as Approved Used BMW models.

Mr. Werner van Zyl, the BMW Menlyn Auto Dealer principal, says that Menlyn Auto, which reached the podium during the 2017 dealer awards ceremony on February 26th 2018, is the BMW Flagship dealership in South Africa. “BMW Menlyn Auto is one of the best in the country. Our commitment, business philosophy, attitude and passion for the brand as well as our product and service offerings secure our reputation of being one of the leading dealerships in the South African BMW network,” he concluded. BMW Menlyn Auto also won first place for BMW Aftersales Dealer of the Year and it also ranked first place for Approved Used MINI Dealer of the Year.

Legacy Motor Group CEO, Mr. Mpho Dipela and Mr. Robert Sexton, Chairman of the Legacy Motor Group say they were encouraged to plough in their investment and dedication into the success of the dealership by several factors.

“We have successfully grown our business from strength to strength over the years and we believe that this is the next frontier to further growth. For our loyal customers, our new premises offer customer care 24/7, 365; stellar aftersales services as the top-rated Aftersales Dealer of the Year; an Accident Management Centre, Trauma Unit and Counselling; the first-place dealership offering approved used MINI models and an opportunity for us to showcase all the aspects of the BMW Menlyn Auto brand which goes beyond engineering excellence but lifestyle as well,” said Mr. Robert Sexton.

The Managing Director of BMW South Africa, Mr Tim Abbott says the country is one of the brand’s key markets as well as one of the fastest growing regions in the world; propelling the brand into unchartered territory in the market especially following the investment of R6 Billion into the new Rosslyn plant where the new X3 will be built from April.
BMW Menlyn Auto has introduced the brand new X2 model to the X range and the new X3. The dealership is also set to introduce the much-anticipated BMW M5 to South African shores in May 2018.


Johannesburg – South Africa’s first premium flavoured beer, Flying Fish CHILL LITE launched the Lite Brunch Collective, an Instagram page dedicated to winning at brunch in 2018. 

The new Instagram page will also tie in with brunch related occasions hosted for its consumers around the country. The first event hosted by radio and TV personality Pabi Moloi took place at The Royale in Craighall Park where guests were treated to an interesting and unique way of enjoying brunch by incorporating various activities such as Karaoke Spinning, Beer Yoga and Salsa Aerobics.

The event which was attended by media, social media bloggers and industry influencers kicked off with a delectable brunch harverst and Flying Fish CHILL LITE infused cocktails.
Guests were then hosted to a Karaoke Spinning class by Hloni Monku, followed by Beer Yoga with Jazmine Sehlako and ended off the morning with Salsa Aerobics by Delicia Arjuna.

According to Huffington Post, social media data collected through analytics from Crimson Hexagon, “boozy brunch” is predominantly a trend in large cities such as New York City and college towns such as State College, home to Pennsylvania State University. The trend in South Africa has grown in recent times and Flying Fish CHILL LITE saw an opportunity to create a niche platform for brunch lovers.
“The Lite Brunch Collective is not only a social media platform but an event property where we will host brunch occasions for our consumers around the country in the most interesting places comments Marketing Manager, Colleen Duvenage at SAB INBev. Consumers looking to find the litest brunch recipes can go to the page @LiteBrunchCollective to get content on recipe ideas for brunch and suggestions on light cocktails that consumers can use.

The CHILL LITE variant which comes in a Zesty Lemonade flavour, has 30% less calories, 35% less sugar and 35% less carbohydrates making it the perfect choice for consumers looking to enjoy something light.
Flying Fish CHILL LITE is available nationally at reputable outlets in 440ml cans and 330ml non – refundable bottles.

Phindizwe Logistics Changing The Game. #MyIthalaStory #MakingMoves

Many South Africans are taking it upon themselves to start their own businesses amid an imminent jobs crisis, but they face big hurdles such as funding and diversification in the market place.


Phindile is one such entrepreneur, who not only dared to challenge the status quo and operate in an industry dominated by males but also had to seek funding to grow her Logistics business that is contracted out to huge names in the country, the likes of Sappi and Mondi to mention but a few.


How did you come to be in this industry?


I grew up in a home full of entrepreneurs; it was like in some way I knew I was destined to be here. Through out my life I was clear I wanted to be an entrepreneur. That coupled with my interest in the trucking business.


It surely must be daunting being in an all male space? How do you cope?


There are moments where you think you wont survive, as the pressure is immense. I think for me it helps that I have a staff force of men, who make me feel worthy and more so respect my views in the industry. I have had to at times work harder to prove my abilities


So getting into this industry how did you finance your business?


I had various way to finance the start up of Phindizwe logistics but with time we grew to a point where we needed more than finance, business tools to make us more efficient, especially with operations. At that time I heard of Ithala’s program and knew I could not miss out, I hounded a lady ho had the information until I got to attend their roadshow. Fast-forward today we are growing stringer with the help of Ithala and Making Moves


Ithala bank? Who are they and what do they do?



Essentially, Ithala bank is a development bank and they have various programs they run to help grow businesses in KZN. I took part in particularly the iMbokodo iyazenzela program and it helped me so much with marketing, mentorship, and access to finance. The program is worth it for anyone even those who think they just need finance to expand.


Tell us a bit about the program?


The program helped us so much with the ability to get additional funding to grow our fleet but also the tools we needed to operate efficiently. It is a program I’d encourage to many entrepreneurs who want to grow bigger and better.


There are so many programs out there; did this program really help you?


Absolutely! There are things that we can only know by experience and this is one of them. This program has helped me learn how to work in the business, just as much as it has taught me how to work on the business. It is more than finance it is development.


We hear how hard it is to run businesses, do you agree and can you share a moment for us?


It is tough, but I still do it in my heels everyday – (Laughs). I have been through the most over the years, the challenges are never the same but similar. I’d say for anyone running a business or wanting to run one the most important part is remembering why you started. This gives you so much to hold onto in any situation.


What would your advice be for women who want to follow your footsteps?


Own your space, be brave as challenges will come, walk the journey with your staff and get them to respect you. Also be able to rock your heels as equally as you become a strong boss. Lastly be resilient, it has its ups and downs

Meet The Inspirational TK Tiba From Tiba Trading. #MyIthalaStory #MakingMoves

When you discover that you are a natural in the world of business but have such a huge appetite for what would be seen as an odd industry for a woman entrepreneur to operate in, you probably would go searching for a different industry to take over!

But what happened with TK Tiba, who dug her heels in and founded her cement block manufacturing business, she founded the business after she questioned why this industry is mainly male dominated. One thing led to another and to date Tiba Trading to date is now SABS approved and supplies a number of clients, including the building of RDP houses.

We caught up with this inspirational entrepreneur to learn more about her and her journey?

As founder of Tiba Trading , what are you most proud of?

I am proud that as a black woman, I can provide services in a male dominated industry. I have raised the flag for women in unconventional industries and held our own. Starting this business was not east as I employed mostly men and had to overcome a number of professional stereotypes.

Entrepreneurship has many highs and lows, what have you favorite moments been?

There are so many moments, but one key moment has to be the day I got backing from Ithala Bank with funding to expand my operations. I had been searching for an institution that would make it possible for me to grow my business and better operate it. I Think also receiving my SABS approval

Ithala bank? Who are they?

Ithala has been around in KZN for many years, I’ve watched them change lives of many people in my community. They help many different types of people with finance for businesses and development at different scales. I also knew I wanted to grow and who better than a bank I know and is committed to KZN development

You mention from Ithala you got beyond finance tell us more

Yes, part of what they did was take me through extensive coaching on running this business, some of the skills I never knew I needed to expand and make this business more operationally efficient and profitable. Then we also got a chance to be on making moves to showcase our businesses and skills which couldn’t be more exciting for me as I got to market my business to the nation.

What has been the hardest time in your business?

Not having a steady paycheck! Leaving the world of 9-5 was the hardest part as one has numerous responsibilities to manage while building this business. I think for me it must be the income streams at the beginning of the journey

What would your advice be for women who want to follow your footsteps?

Be resilient! The hardship of trying to dominate in a male industry is hard, people don’t trust you easily, you need to be patient with your staff and show them you are as capable as your counter parts and lastly JUST DO IT!