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After the BEATMagazineSAAwards2015 Announcement Gala, BEATMagazineSA launched an online television stream via YouTube to keep people updated with what went down to the awards and extra more in what is happening around. To see what happened at the BEATGala2015 see below:

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Lastnight, BEATMagazineSA hosted the second nominee’s announcement gala at Atlantis Below in East London where 36 nominees were announced together with the host for this year’s awards and the recipient of the “I Am Eastern Cape Award”. Izwilethemba FM was the biggest achiever of the night with three nominations followed by Mobi Dixon, Sol Lucas, Mdantsane and Bungcwele Tshwete who received two nominations each. Lungelo “Trusenz” Nzama and Shalom Khandanisa who were announced as the hosts of the awards for the next three years while Loyiso Bala was unveiled as the recipient of this year “I Am Eastern Cape Award”.

Here is the full list on nominees:

Radio Show of the Year

  • Ezabaphulaphuli (Izwilethemba FM)
  • Disco Gumba Gumba (Mdantsane FM)
  • S’gida Ngengoma (trufm)

Event of the Year

  • Mbhashe Homecoming Re-Union Festival
  • Countdown Music Festival
  • Zeeman’s Birthday Celebration

Best Female Artist of the Year

  • Mavie M
  • Zoe Daka
  • LoveChild

Best Comedian

  • TD Jokes
  • Zikhona Msuthu
  • Tsepiso Nzayo

Best Community Radio Station of the Year

  • Izwilethemba FM
  • Mdantsane FM
  • Kounga FM

Best Male Artist of the Year

  • Lyrical Curse
  • C’Money
  • Maboys

DJ of the Year

  • DJ Rezler
  • Sol Lucas
  • Mobi Dixon

Radio Personality of the Year

  • Bungcwele Tshwete
  • DJ Sizwe
  • Cindy Herber

Projectof the Year

  • Risky C’mjo
  • Music That Touches Souls
  • Tribal Soul

Promoterof the Year

  • Mr Shein – Sunday Pholas
  • Fashion Explosion
  • On the Rise

Performer of the Year

Fashion Brand of the Year

  • Sickwear Lifestyle
  • Selusazi Streetwear
  • Animal Wear

I Am Eastern Cape Awards (Honouree)

  • Loyiso Bala

And the voting lines for BEATMagazineSAAwards2015 will open midnight the same day as the gala and they are closing on the 22nd of July 2015, except for the Best Community Radio Station of the Year category that will be closing on the day of the event 20 minutes before the show ends.

Startvoting for your favourite category now and stand a chance of winning big with BEATMagazineSAAwards2015. SMS Cost R1, 50 and the voting number is 33118.

BEATMagazineSAAwards2015 are proudly powered by Vodacom and Ronnies Motors and sponsored by Premier Hotels & Resorts together with Silulo Ulutho Technologies.

 The official hashtag for the awards is #BEATMagazineSAAwards2015 #EasternCape.

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The selection was the hardest part, but the decision was unanimous. Firstly we would like to thank all those that took their time to participate in the search and we hope next year you will take a chance again. We were looking for someone who would be able to deliver themselves with confidence but not arrogance, someone who would embrace being part of the Eastern Cape youth and take this opportunity as a stepping stone as an ambassador for BEATMAGAZINESA together with VODACOM as well as the Eastern Cape, and we have found that person. We would like for those who did not make it this year to take this as a learning curve and start preparing for next year. With that said we would like to congratulate Chuma Roxzan Mgadle and welcome her to the team. We hope you got this sister.

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BEATMagazineSA Awards is an annual awards ceremony presented by BEATMagazineSA to recognize people and organizations in entertainment, fashion, events, academics and other fields that contributed towards the development of the Eastern Cape brand over the past year.  The second annual BEATMagazineSA Awards will be held on the 25th of July 2015 at the Guild Theatre, East London in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, Eastern Cape. The awards are proudly powered by Vodacom and Ronnies Motors with sponsorships from Premier Hotels & Resorts and Silulo Ulutho Technologies.

The inaugural ceremony took place on the 12th of July 2014 at Guild Theatre, where 13 awards were presented and awarded to their respective winners with Zizo Beda as the first recipient of the “I Am Eastern Cape Award”.

The slogan: Be involved. Be proud. Be inspired. Drives to better and develop possible opportunities for investment in the area. These awards will lead to creation of seasonal and permanent employment to the host city or area. These awards are about bringing pride back to Eastern Cape citizens by creating a platform where they can see local talent being awarded and showcased in front of their eyes.

Simphiwe Mashexa Founder of BEATMagazineSA is very excited about the event including the positive impact it will have on local businesses in the province, and says that “These awards will have economic and development spin-offs to the Eastern Cape brand in a long-run”.

BEATMagazineSA Awards will be an event to remember and look forward to for many more years to come. With the focus of the event being recognizing those who spend effort and time building the Eastern Cape, surely a lot more of the provinces citizens will feel motivated to do more for the beloved Eastern Cape.

Official nominees will be announced on the 6th of June 2015 at Atlantis Below (Bora Bora) at 6:30 for 7pm in the evening.

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The event is becoming one of Eastern Cape`s most anticipated events on the calendar as it celebrates provincial success through greatness. Tickets are available now at Computicket at R130 (Normal Price), R90 (Group Booking – 10 or more) and R80 (Students).


For more information contact, Quanita Pikini (PR Manager: BEATMagazineSAAwards) at 078 246 3885 | 081 782 3435 or via e-mail: beatawards@beatmagazinesa.co.za or quanitapikini@gmail.com

Be part of the experience by using the hashtag #BEATMagazineSAAwards2015 on social media platforms. For news feeds and updates check: Facebook: @BEATMagazineSA | Instagram: @BEATMagazineSA | Twitter: @BEATMagazineSA

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We are looking for a social media express presenter. We are looking for someone who will be doing interviews at the nominations gala as well as the awards together with our PR Manager on the red carpet.

This is what we are looking for:

  • Male/Female 18 years but not older than 28 years of age;
  • Confident and outspoken person, can speak Xhosa and English and
  • Must have social media accounts (twitter, facebook and instagram)

To enter all you have to do is:

  • Like/Follow BEATMagazineSA on social media (twitter, facebook and instagram);
  • Post a video not longer than a minute and tag us on facebook, twitter or instagram;
  • Lobby the public to comment of the video
  • Last add the hashtags: #BEATMagazineSAAwards2015 #VodacomSocialMediaExpress

Closing Date: 29 May 2015 | For inquiries contact: beatawards@beatmagazinesa.co.za

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In 2014 we successfully hosted the first annual BEATMagazineSAAwards on the 12th July in Guild Theatre with 12 awards presented to deserving winners as voted by the public. This year, we aim to exceed the expectations with a new slogan for awards this year “Be involved. Be proud. Be inspired. This year we are getting deeply and continuing where we left of last year by adding a step further for #BEATMagazineSAAwards2015 with an accelerating and raving interest from Eastern Cape enthusiast in seeing the “Eastern Cape Brand” growing bigger and better.

We are calling all those who contributed to the Eastern Cape brand over the previous period of 12 months in developing themselves, their communities, in developing content, in developing their brands and most importantly in a platform that will push them even further. This is a platform for universities, comedians, radio stations, radio personalities, artists, dancers, fashion designers, fashion brand owners, radio shows and national Eastern Cape born celebrities to be recognised for their contribution to the Eastern Cape brand. Therefore, we invite you to submit an entry form will all the information as stated below and on the entry so as to help us to circulate accurate information about your brand.

NOTE: All entrants must make sure that they provide us with correct and accurate information including contact details. If there is any change please e-mail the updated details to: beatawards@beatmagazinesa.co.za or fax it to: 086 771 4913 or deliver/post it to: Guild Theatre, Dawson Road, Selborne, East London, 5201. Attention: BEATMagazineSAAwards Office

 Artists: should make it a point that their music/material is registered with SAMRO and produced in high quality playable by broadcasting stations. Secondly, sample clearances are advised to artists that sampled other artist’s work. Radio categories: please make it a point that you write the name of the station and frequencies together with times of your shows also add your online streaming sites. Fashion Brands: pleasure make sure that your material is ready for the retail market and check trends and prices of products on shelves before putting a price tag or have a retail plan for sustainability.

Entry are available in Guild Theatre or available for downloads online at (www.beatmagazinesa.co.za/awards/) as from Monday, 2nd March 2015 until the 20th April 2015 at 4:00pm. No applications will be accepted after the closing date.

How to Enter

Entry forms are available to be collected at East London Guild Theatre or to be downloaded online at: www.beatmagazinesa.co.za/awards/ and they must be submitted via post/delivered to: Guild Theatre, Dawson Road, Selbourne, 5201 or by e-mail to: beatawards@beatmagazinesa.co.za alternatively faxed to: 086 771 4913 in no later than the 20th April 2015. All entry forms must be accompanied by:

  • Nominee profile | Company profile | Station Profile;
  • A fully filled entry form;
  • Correct contact details and state preferred form of contact;
  • If you are an artist and you want to be nominated at least have a song that was released before the 2nd of March 2015 and not later than February 2014. Submit the song via mail or via links (make sure it is SAMRO registered), as for DJ’s a 15 minutes mix is required with the form and we encourage DJ to start producing their own music. Radio Shows and Personality, category audio clips and show profile, frequency, language and listenership are essential to be submitted with the application. Lastly, the fashion brand category – you need to have proof that you own your designs and garments for commercial use as for events your profile should clearly state the benefits of the community from your event.
  • The entry fee for each category must be paid in full.
  • Proof of payment should accompany the entry form or e-mail to: beatawards@beatmagazinesa.co.za

 All of the above must reach BEATMagazineSA or Guild Theatre by no later than the published closing date of the competition, being 20th April 2015.

 Categories available for this year’s awards are as follows:


Event of the Year Best Female Artist Promoter of the Year
DJ of the Year Best Male Artist Performance of the Year
Project of the Year Best Comedian Radio Show of the Year
Radio Personality of the Year Best Community Radio Fashion Brand of the Year
I Am Eastern Cape [Not Open] University of the Year [Not Open] Best Commercial Radio

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BEATMagazineSA is giving one reader an excess to have lunch with one of East London’s young woman of expression Miss Awonke Ntozini on Saturday the 20th February. All you have to do is to write us an e-mail explaining why you should be considered to have lunch with her in not more than 100 words. Competition closes Wednesday, 18th February at 12noon and the winner will be contacted telephonically on the 19th February between 1 – 2pm.

NOTE: If you miss your call automatically the voucher goes to the second person on the list.

E-mail: editor@beatmagazinesa.co.za with a subject line “Lunch with Awonke”.

Terms and Conditions apply:

In order to be considered for this competition you have to:

1. A citizen of Eastern Cape residing close to East London;

2. Following or liking our page and be able to transport yourself to the selected restaurant;

3. Be in possession on correct contact number and follow the procedure as stated in the video and on text.


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After 17 years of living with HIV positive status I’m grateful that I am still standing.  This is a truth that changed my life negatively and positively over the years. This truth still exist but what is amazing is that I have managed to change the negative attitude of fear and denial to positive attitude of owning my positive status by living my life positively and talking about my status to eliminate the elements of surprise.

Beyond 2014, many of our youth have worked hard in preparation to soar to the greater heights and realise their dreams and aspirations in life. Equally, parents are about to release their young boys and girls in the pursuit of their dreams to different institutions of higher learning in South Africa.

But the question is “have we prepared our youth adequately to eliminate what I have titled; the Element of Surprise; when it comes to HIV and AIDS issues?” How can we ensure that their present is lived purposefully and that their future is bright? We probably need to assist them commit NOW to some values in order to guide their expectations of the future.

Our day and age requires more than just a Grade 12 Certificate for one to proceed to the higher learning environment. This is despite the possibility that some might have behaved recklessly by engaging in unprotected sex, changing sexual partners and abusing alcohol during the festive season. This may have been to celebrate the many years of hard work and maybe well-deserved but there might be other unintended consequences to deal with.

The objective of this article is to challenge parents and youth alike improve on their preparations for 2015 academic year and eliminate the Elements of Surprise for future by noting the following:

  1. Prepare:

“If you are not preparing you are repairing” – John Maxwell –

Prepare their mind by investing for the future. Let us prepare them by eliminating the fears and excuses that can hold them back. Their future is theirs to create, so they need to do it right now with confidence, commitment and authentic purpose. HIV disease lives amongst us for more than 30 years now and the only way to overpower it is to prepare ourselves. Any soldier that goes to the battle aware of what is likely to happen during the war has a bit of chance to win.

Rather pay now and play later, than play now and pay later.

  1. Engage:

Parents engage your kids by asking and reminding them who they are in the face of this epidemic of HIV and AIDS. Before they depart to other provinces, do they really know their status? It is the right of a child to know and an obligation of a parent to make the child aware.

Meanwhile department of Education will be releasing Matric Certificates, let us facilitate yet another important certificate assuring them of their HIV status. If they are Positive, let us encourage them to look ahead and beyond because HIV does not necessarily define them. This intervention if conducted with love and empathy; may help save the lives of our youth and reawaken them to the world of possibilities and opportunities still awaiting them irrespective of their HIV status.

  1. Speak out

‘’The truth shall set you free’’

Silence is the birth of the denial and denial is the birth of ignorance and ignorance is the birth death. Silence can kill people meanwhile they are still alive. In the presence of so much medical and technological advancements; HIV is no longer a death sentence but it is has become a chronic illness when it is managed positively just like any other chronic illness. This kind of knowledge will make an impact when we speak openly about issues of life. Truth is indulging to sex with an HIV positive person might change one from negative to positive results. We are all beautiful and healthy because of the ARVs and other treatments, so it is no longer easy to detect that someone that is HIV positive when silence is present. We can only encourage the youth to speak out about HIV to eliminate the elements of surprises in their lives. ‘’Drop it like it is’’ and let the world deal with it.

  1. Acceptance

Accepting the truth and doing nothing about it is part of denial that may for other people lead to death. Accept that you are HIV negative or positive but still protect yourself. Longing for acceptance can make a person vulnerable to danger. When not telling that you are HIV positive because you want to be accepted, you not doing any one a favour but only increasing the viral load and opening your system to vulnerability. Still being HIV negative and play carelessly because of acceptance, you might increase the statistics. Do not find yourself in the midst of mediocrity. File your results in your wallet as your passport or drivers licence so that they can serve as reminder of what you are working for. Build your reputation when everybody is building questions around it.

  1. Be precise and live

A young person who is determined to have a great life ahead must have clear values, vision, mission, purpose and accurate goals. You can never expect people to accept your life without you accepting yourself first. When you know who you are and what you want in life, you are able to educate people about what you are going through without expecting them to accept you.

“People hear the sound of your footsteps more than they hear the sound of your vocal cords. If you do not walk your talk they will not hear. You need to be exemplary to others” – DR.  J Tibane –

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Human rights are the basic rights that everyone has, simply because they are human. They do not have to be earned and they are not privileges which someone gives to you. You have them from the moment you are born. Because they are rights, they cannot be taken away (although they can sometimes be limited).

The topic about human rights is a heavy one because everyone know their rights and the big question is, do we know that these rights come with responsibilities in order to activate them?. For instance everyone has a right to education and it is their responsibility to study so that they can pass to be deemed as educated.

Everyone has a right to equality but we know that practically in life this right is not applied the way it is stated in the bill of rights because individuals gain power over others. That allows them to be superior according to employment hierarchy or any place that has an operating structure so as to easily pass flow of work to the low income earners to get the job done.

20 years of democracy has passed and South African citizens are still looking to government to open employment opportunities for everyone in the country. That simply means people received the wrong message of the education rights because being educated doesn’t guarantee you employment but increases the chances and opportunities to make you employable as compared to an illiterate person. Even though experience also count as part of practical education and deemed as the most valuable entry for employment.

South Africans needs to realise humans are activated by actions and responsibilities they don’t just happen without any movement of action being implemented.

Let’s talk about this and be honest to ourselves. Ask yourself this question: Are you taking responsibility to your rights before complaining about them being violated?

Please send your answer to: editor @beatmagazinesa.co.za with “My Rights” as the subject of the e-mail.

To get more information about South African Bill of Rights visit: www.constitutionalcourt.org.za/site.yourights/billofrights.html

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You’re invited to enjoy an evening of networking, motivation and financial saving conversations at BEATMagazineSA’s Meet and Mingle for Professionals, in association with Old Mutual.

Join BEATMagazineSA’s Content Director Dr. Mendi Ncute launching her book on the night  with financial talks from Old Mutual financial advisors followed by a Q&A session.  Enjoy a complimentary welcome drink and revel in the spirit of networking with different people!

Make time and come for fruitful networking session that can change your thinking about finances.

Date: 12 December 2014
Venue: Bora Bora, Atlantis Beachfront Centre, Esplanade Drive, East London
Time: 6pm (registrations) and the event starts at 7pm

Finger Meal will be served!!!

Attend by RSVP (Space is limited)

If you want to attend the event. Simply send an e-mail to: events@beatmagazinesa.co.za or psodela@oldmutual.com with “Meet and Mingle” as the subject, or contact : Simphiwe Mashexa (Smash) 073 057 3654 for calls or WhatsApp.