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2013  // Posts published in 2013

7 Oct 2013 KWV Holdings

VERITAS 2013 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

KWV again triumphed as best wine producer at Veritas this year with no less than four double gold and 13 gold medals followed by Nederburg with four double gold and nine gold medals, Boplaas Family Vineyards with four double gold and six gold medals and De Grendel with three double gold medals at last night’s […]

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SOAPIE AWARDS A REAL MESS

Cape Town – The Royalty Soapie Awards – a new awards ceremony which would have celebrated South African’s local soap opera genre – has been postponed to an indefinite date in 2014, less than a month before it was set to take place on 2 November in Durban. The postponement raises further questions around the […]

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OPENVIEW HD TWO YEARS IN THE MAKING

Platco Digital’s managing director, Maxwell Nonge could once not even operate a payphone as an 18-year-old student in Durban. This experience catalysed Nonge to study electrical engineering, and he would eventually work his way through the ranks of Vodacom, Siemens, Sentech, and now E-tv. Nonge heads Platco Digital, the division of the E-tv group of […]

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CORPORATE GHANA TO SUPPORT WESTGATE VICTIMS

Corporate institutions and individuals in Ghana at a fundraising event on Friday pledged to provide financial support for the maintenance of victims of the Westgate Mall shooting in Nairobi, Kenya. e.TV, a private television station in Ghana, through its flagship programme dubbed: “Awake”, hosted by Ms Rashida Nasamu, spearheaded the organisation of the event, being […]

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5 Oct 2013 Tsogo Sun Holdings

SLOTS PLAYER WINS R1,2 MILLION

Tsogo Sun’s nationwide Slots Factor tournament culminated in a glittering finale hosted at Montecasino in Johannesburg. After eight weeks of thrilling qualifying and semi-final rounds played out at each of Tsogo Sun’s 14 casinos, 99 finalists from across the country were flown to Johannesburg to participate in the final, where Anita Narain, representing Gold Reef […]

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5 Oct 2013 Tsogo Sun Holdings

A BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS IN SUN1

Tsogo Sun announced that it will be rebranding the Hotel Formula1 chain of budget hotels under its own brand, to be known as SUN1. This announcement follows the acquisition of the remaining 53 percent share of Hotel Formula 1 (Pty) Ltd from Accor in April 2012 by Tsogo Sun. Commenting on the decision to rebrand […]

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UNPACKING e.tv’s NEW CHANNELS

Head of Channels at e.tv, Monde Twala, speaks on the launch of a TV bouquet featuring four brand new channels, set to go live on 15 October. The introduction of e.tv’s four new free-to-air channels has upped the stakes in the local television scene, with pay TV platforms Multichoice, Top TV and the public broadcaster […]

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3 Oct 2013 SENS Announcements

CANCELLATION AND DELISTING OF 7 186 943 HCI ORDINARY SHARES

HCI shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 17 May 2013 and the circular to shareholders dated 21 June 2013 (“Circular”) regarding the repurchase of HCI ordinary shares (“HCI Shares”) from the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (“SACTWU”) (“the Specific Repurchase”). Following the fulfillment of all of the conditions precedent, […]

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e.tv BOOSTS LOCAL CONTENT

South African free-to-air (FTA) commercial broadcaster e.tv has commissioned new local content across its various channels, including some of the new channels that launch on 15 October 2013 on sister company Platco Digital’s new FTA platform, OpenView HD. The new channels are eKasi+ (local content), eAfrica+ (African content), eToonz+ (kids progamming), and eMovies+ (films). e.tv’s […]

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2 Oct 2013 SENS Announcements

PROPOSED SPECIFIC REPURCHASE OF HCI SHARES

1. INTRODUCTION HCI has concluded an agreement (“Share Buy-Back Agreement”) with Andre van der Veen, a director of various subsidiaries of HCI, in terms of which HCI will acquire 220,000 HCI shares from Mr van der Veen, subject to the terms and conditions referred to below, at a price of R123.00 per HCI share (the […]

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