SA’s beloved Judith Sephuma – Learn about her Career Journey

Judith Sephuma is a South African multi award winning artist of international standard. She has been dubbed the queen of Afro Jazz. She is an acclaimed prolific and versatile singer with multiple platinum status selling albums. Her angelic, soft, sultry and melodic voice has continued to dominate airwaves for close to 2 decades. She continues to impress the world with her talent and versatility performing for thousands of fans around the world including her travels to sold out shows in Europe, the USA and the United Kingdom. Judith Sephuma is very well known for her multi-status selling jazz albums and her platinum-status selling gospel album The Experience Live in Concert.

Her career has continued to rise and has attracted interest and acclaim from jazz , afro-soul and gospel music lovers all over the world since the release of her triple platinum-status selling debut album titled “A Cry, A smile, A Dance” released in 2001.

Judith has performed at all major jazz festivals in South Africa. She performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Cape Town in 2000 before her debut album was even released and went to perform at the same festival in Holland in 2002 alongside Marcus Miller and Roy Hargrove to name a few just after the debut album release.

Other sentimental highlights include being invited by the guitar maestro Jimmy Dludlu to perform at Thabo Mbeki’s presidential inauguration in Pretoria, June 1999. In that same year she also had the honour of meeting and performing for president Nelson Mandela and sang a special song to him and his wife, Graca Machel, and the relationship continued for many years.

She then travelled to Addis Ababa to perform for heads of states in 2012. She is an ambassador of the One Campaign and has travelled to Washington DC, USA to perform for heads of states in 2014. She is associated with the poverty is sexist campaign that continues to get her involved in making a difference in our society and all over the African continent.

Her jazz album released in 2015 titled “One Word” -described as a funky-Afro Jazz Album– continues to receive great airplay and review all over the world. It is a crossover of what you know as Judith Sephuma and what you are about to discover about this versatile and talented singer. She has worked and shared stage with international artists like Bebe Winans, Oletta Adams, Jonathan Buttler, Al Jarreau, Randy Crawford and Chaka Khan. Her collaboration with Michael Bolton singing an old classic “Over the Rainbow” and another with Kenny G on the triple platinum seller “A cry A smile A dance” qualifies her as the best singer and performer South Africa has produced.

In 2017 she returns with a new a gospel album titled “My Worship Live”. Her passion for gospel did not begin in church as she grew up like many. It started as she was experiencing life challenges where she would find herself worshiping at a jazz concert. My Worship is a 17-track album recorded live at the SABC’s M1 Studios. This worship album includes songs titled “I lift up my hands“, “Empty Me” written by the internationally acclaimed Jamaican worshiper and songwriter, Chevelle Franklin. More tracks are also “You alone are Holy” and “Holy Spirit”.

Judith has always been a lover of traditional hymns and she could not record this new gospel album without recording any of them. Here she sings hymns in Setswana and isiZulu such as Ke se ke utloile, Jehova moren’a rona and Ngino Jesu. It is definitely a warm sing along worship album and she has for the first time written a few songs on this gospel album such as “Everlasting God – (I believe)” and the title track “My Worship”. She has also worked with an old friend, international and Nigerian songwriter and producer Joel Wilson on “The gratitude song”.

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Multichoice Share Price rose by 15.5%

Shares in MultiChoice [JSE:MSG] rose by 15.5% in early trade on Wednesday after the entertainment company listed on the Johannesburg stock Exchange, Fin24.

MultiChoice, a spin-off from ecommerce giant Naspers, stood at R110.06 per share at 0957 GMT, just over 15% higher than its opening price of R95.50, giving it a market capitalisation of R48 billion ($3.47 billion).

Naspers hoped listing MultiChoice would help narrow a valuation discount between its market value and that of its one-third stake in Chinese internet group Tencent, and believed MultiChoice would fare better on its own.

MultiChoice’s market value was, however, still well below some analysts’ estimates of around $6 billion.

Claude van Cuyck, portfolio manager at Denker Capital, which holds Napsers shares and has kept its stake in the newly-independent MultiChoice, said the price was likely weighed down by its losses in its business outside South Africa.

Naspers CEO, Bob van Dijk.

“Today is a proud day for Naspers. Listing MultiChoice Group through an unbundling unlocks value for Naspers shareholders by creating the opportunity for them to own a direct stake in MultiChoice Group, a top-40 JSE-listed African entertainment group,” said Naspers CEO, Bob van Dijk.

 

Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019 price South Africa

To coincide with Toyota’s New Global Architecture, which adds new dimensions of styling, driving dynamics and performance, the world’s best-selling nameplate the Corolla, is being adopted for the Corolla Hatchback, replacing the Auris name.

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Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019 prices in South Africa

Toyota Corolla Hatch 1,2T XS: R336 800
Toyota Corolla Hatch 1,2T XS CVT: R347 400
Toyota Corolla Hatch 1,2T XR CVT: R367 100

 

 

What are the Dam Levels in South Africa 2019

 

Dam Levels
Vaal Dam 
Percentage: 71%
Level:  19.93
Volume:  1852.8
Flow: 16
Rainfall: 23.2
Last update: 12 February 2019
Sterkfontein Dam
Percentage: 93.9%
Level:  79.62
Volume:  2458.6
Flow: 0
Rainfall: 22
Last update: 12 February 2019
Grootdraai Dam
​Percentage: 77.1%
Level:  24.75
Volume:  270
Flow: 2
Rainfall: 0
Last update: 12 February 2019
Bloemhof Dam
Percentage: 57.1%
Level: 15.19
Volume: 707.9
Flow: 21
Rainfall: 43
Last update: 12 February 2019
Vaal Barrage Dam
Barrage Level at 07h00 (m):7.55
Flow at 07h00 (m3 s): 37.793
Ave flow, day before (m3/s): 38.628
Min.flow, day before(m3/s): 37.614
Max. flow, day before (m3/s): 59.852
Rainfall, day before (mm): 0.0
Evaporation (mm): 2.0
Conductivity (mS/cm): 60.5
Lethabo River level (m):  2.51
Number of gates open: 2
Inches: 9″,13.5″
Last update: 15 February 2019​

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The sugar daddy phenomenon has been listed as one of the factors that contribute to teenage pregnancy. This emerged at the presentation by the Department of Social Development of a study known as Factors Associated with Teenage Pregnancy in Gauteng.

Lack of parental guidance

The study suggests that issues of culture – where teenagers are subjected to family pressure; girls wanting to prove their womanhood and lack of parental guidance – also contribute to the rate of teenage pregnancy.

“In Gauteng it is basically the pressure in terms of the families. There’s pressure in the family such that children will want to go and enjoy themselves through sexual activity which results in pregnancy,” said Gauteng Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza.

The study surveyed some 500 pupils from across the province. Teachers and parents were also interviewed in focus groups to try and determine the main causes of teenage pregnancy.

It was found that some psycho-social factors contributing to the problem included youngsters seeking love as a result of lack at home.

“The teenagers are looking for love from older people who will actually provide them with money to buy stuff…,”said Mayathula-Khoza.

Source: ENCA

How to become a SETA Accredited Training Provider in South Africa

Requirements to become a SETA Accredited Training Provider:

The document Criteria and Guidelines to become a SETA Accredited Training Provider sets out the requirements for accreditation.

  • The programmes (and/or assessments) offered by the education and training provider must culminate in unit standards and/or qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
  • The curriculum (design, content and learning materials) is aligned to the unit standards and/or qualifications.
  • There are suitably qualified staff (facilitators and registered assessors).
  • The learners have access to adequate learning support services.
  • The assessment methods and tools used to measure the requirements for the unit standard and/or qualification are fair, valid and reliable, and are used to enhance learning.

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The main steps in the accreditation process to become a SETA Accredited Training Provider:

  1. The Training Provider determines primary focus
  2. The SETA Quality Assurance Management Division requirements are compiled by the provider
  3. The Training Provider completes and submits an online application form for accreditation
  4. A compliance check is conducted by SETA and the provider receives a notification of compliance / non-compliance
  5. The Training Provider responds to the notification if necessary
  6. A site visit is scheduled and conducted by a SETA ETQA evaluator
  7. The evaluator sends his/her report to SETA
  8. The evaluation report is quality assured and the report indicating the status of accreditation is sent to the provider. Where applicable, areas of remediation will be detailed in the report.
  9. The Training Provider is required to respond to areas of remediation if necessary, and make the relevant submission.
  10. Confirm registration with the DHET>

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SETA Accreditation is defined in the ETQA Regulations as

The certification, usually for a particular period of time, of a person, a body or an institution as having the capacity to fulfill a particular function in the quality assurance system set up by the South African Qualifications authority in terms of the Act

There are Education Training Quality Assurance bodies (ETQAs) in different sectors responsible for the accreditation of providers. Training providers would be accredited by one ETQA on the basis of primary focus. The provider would need to decide which ETQA sector the provider falls within and then which are the NQF standards or qualifications that it wishes to provide. The ETQAs have specific provider accreditation criteria that have to be met.

A provider wishing to offer a full qualification or part of a qualification should firstly identify the primary focus ETQA to which it belongs and the qualification/s and the associated unit standards that are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF quality assured by that ETQA. The qualification/s will list the quality assuring body responsible for the quality assurance of the qualification/s and the associated unit standards.

Source: https://www.trainyoucan.co.za/become-accredited/

 

Against which programmes can I apply for accreditation?

Providers can apply for accreditation against unit standards and/or qualifications registered on the NQF and allocated to Services SETA Quality Assurance Management Division (SETQAA) for quality assurance purposes.

Length of time to achieve accreditation

We anticipate the accreditation process to take ten weeks. A provider will achieve provisional accreditation if the minimum (against SAQA’s eight core) criteria are met, their learning programmes are aligned to NQF registered unit standard/s and/or qualification/s and their assessors and moderators have been awarded constituent registration for the learning programmes to which they are linked.

Cost of accreditation

Services SETA does not charge for accreditation. To help providers understand the application for accreditation documentation, the SETQAA has trained a group of internal and external consultants who will sit with providers at their premises for a maximum of two hours to answer questions. The consultant will not complete the documentation for the provider, but will assist the provider in understanding the requirements of the SETQAA. There is no fee charged to the provider.

If you use an external consultant to help you achieve accreditation the cost thereof will be privately contracted between you and the consultant.

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Johannesburg Water Quotations Requests for 2019 – Submit Yours

With effect from 01 July 2016 all suppliers should be registered on the Central Supplier Database (CSD). It should be noted that the registration on the CSD will be a prerequisite for all suppliers to do any business with Johannesburg Water in particular and any other spheres of government at large. Suppliers are therefore urged to register on the CSD in order to avoid delays in any procurement initiatives and payment processes with Johannesburg Water.

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NOTE : Quotations will be evaluated on the 80/20 point scoring system. 80 points will be allocated to the price and the remaining 20 will be allocated for the BBBEE and preferential procurement.

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2019 Quotations Request

 

Preview Ariana Grande Thank u Next 2019 album

Thank U, Next (stylized in all lowercase) is the fifth studio album by American singer Ariana Grande, released on February 8, 2019, by Republic Records. Following the release of her previous studio album Sweetener (2018), Grande began working on a new album in October of the same year, enlisting writers and producers such as Tommy Brown, Max Martin, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Andrew “Pop” Wansel. The album was created in the midst of personal matters, including the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller and breaking up with fiancé Pete Davidson.

Listen to Thank U, Next (tracklist)

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