New CapeTalk segment shines a light on the South African entertainment industry 

Wednesday, 3 May 2023 – From tomorrow night CapeTalk listeners can tune in for the station’s brand-new segment the ‘Business of Entertainment,’ that promises to deliver a fascinating and first-hand account of the South African entertainment industry.

Hosted by industry legend music manager and publicist, Martin Myers this weekly half-hour segment will give powerful insights into the minds and careers of award-winning creatives, with a strong focus on the business side of the creative industry.

Each episode will feature a candid conversation between Myers and a creative in the music, theatre, design or television space.

Myers says the conversations will be entertaining and inspirational, peppered with true stories, first-person accounts, and invaluable tips from the people who’ve made a successful living from their craft.

“We will be bringing key executives onto the station to delve into every aspect of the entertainment business. We will be exploring topics like the business of royalties, how to manage cash flow and the science of ticketing. Big industry players will talk about how long it took to become an overnight success and how they dealt with and still deal with rejection and success. We will ultimately unpack what it takes to make a living as a South African artist,” says Myers.

CapeTalk Station Manager Tessa van Staden says the station is passionate about supporting creatives.

“Artists, musicians, sculptors, performers, directors and authors hold a mirror to society to reflect who and what we are. They play one of the most difficult and important functions, often without the necessary backing and resources. This segment will share some practical tips for those starting out in the industry. The ‘Business of Entertainment’ hopes to inspire our audience while also championing those who have paved a way in the sector,” says van Staden.

For all the business insights you can’t google, don’t miss the ‘Business of Entertainment’ every Thursday at 21:00.

COMING UP – THURSDAY, 4 MAY: Myers talks to the world-renowned SA-born composer Trevor Jones.

Having spent most of his career in the United Kingdom, Jones has worked on numerous well-known and acclaimed films including Runaway TrainThe Dark CrystalLabyrinthMississippi BurningThe Last of the Mohicans and In the Name of the Father. 

He has collaborated with filmmakers including John Boorman and Michael Mann

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About Martin Myers:

A UCT graduate, and founder of the NPC Music Exchange, publicist and music manager, Martin Myers began his career in the music industry running UCT Radio, at the University of Cape Town, in 1985. 

For 16 years, Martin was BMG/Sony Music’s Cape Town publicist. 

In 2009 Martin founded Music Exchange (#MEX). This non-profit body organises an annual music conference and monthly masterclasses designed to empower people in the music industry, especially young artists, with the knowledge needed to turn their passion into a sustainable livelihood. 

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Sipho Mabuse was a front row VIP at South African Fashion Week (SAFW)’s Spring Summer 23 Collections at the Mall of Africa from 20 – 23 April 2023

The knitting of collaborative networks and the shaping of a sustainable fashion future for South Africa – these where some of the most exhilarating trends  at South African Fashion Week (SAFW)’s Spring Summer 23 Collections at the Mall of Africa held from  20 – 23 April 2023.

Some snaps from the shows I attended, with thanks to Zebra Square for inviting me. 

Sipho Mabuse remarked that “promoting cultural and creative industries is a powerful way to boost the economy and empower” and this should continue unabated.  

Reflections in a few pics of Sipho Mabuse at The Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre in Kimberley on 9 April 2023

Reflections in a few pics of Sipho Mabuse at the show last night in Kimberley.

Also on the bill was Zonke and Amanda Black and many more other acts

The show was at The Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre in Kimberley on 9 April 2023

Music Exchange has over 1 million subscribers on the Ayoba Channel 

On 11 May 2021, Music Exchange (MEX) was privileged and equally proud to announce a fundamental partnership with one of the continent’s richest entertainment economy-focused platforms, ayoba.

Today, 4 April 2023, just shy of two years since MEX joined the ayoba fold, we are proud to celebrate the zero-rated app’s momentous million subscriber milestone.

What makes this landmark achievement even more remarkable is that when MEX first began delivering weekly content to the then The Daily Plug channel in May 2021, ayoba had an already impressive subscriber base of just over 800 000 loyal followers. In September of 2022, MEX took over The Daily Plug, and ayoba rebranded the channel to the aptly named Music Exchange.

MEX is proud to remain a committed content partner to ayoba in raising the bar in delivering entertainment-economy content written to empower, entertain and push the needle in fostering this critically important sector of the continent’s economy.

Ayoba users can access MEX by subscribing to the channel at no cost.  Simply download the app from the Play Store, register and signup for the channel.

For more information, please contact:

Martin Myers


Notes to the editor

Ayoba also offers over 40 additional music channels, including playlists and artist spotlight channels.  MTN users are provided with a daily allocation of free data to access ayoba. 

Ayoba, the all-in-one app, offers free instant messaging, voice and video calling, games, music, news, entertainment news, and other content, which MEX now forms a critical part of. In the coming months and years ahead, MEX will share its decade-long journey in actively uplifting and empowering the continent’s creatives, informed by global networks, clients and partnerships like this.

“Music Exchange was established in 2009 as a bridge and guide into the broader entertainment economy,” MEX founder Martin Myers shares. “From the outset, what was clear to us was a real need to help educate and keep safe young, aspiring and established creatives. We’ve successfully achieved that by brokering and investing in masterclasses, an annual conference in its 13th year, and outreach programmes extending as far as the EU. 

“This partnership with ayoba gives all of its active users access to our content, which we look to share with creatives across the continent,” he continues. “In growing our reach, we get to share our voice by investing decades-worth of insights, learnings, best practices and practical advice that before now was severely lacking. 

“It’s an honour and an exciting next chapter for MEX in helping turn raw talent into commercial success for everyone on the ayoba platform.” – May 2021

“ayoba is delighted to partner with MEX,” comments Olivier Prentout, Head of Customer at ayoba. 

“Their work is critical in our creative communities, and we look forward to exposing it via our music blog, Music Exchange. We launched this channel nearly a year ago as we could see the need for education in our community, and the uptake has been nothing short of amazing.

 “The education provided via our platform fits so well with our values to entertain, educate and uplift.” – May 2021

Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse playing show at The Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre Kimberley on 9 April 2023

Sipho Mabuse along with Zonke and Amanda Black  and many more are all playing a show at The Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre in  Kimberley on 9 April 2023

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Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse is the Style Icon winner at The South African Style Awards 2022/3 powered by PLASCON South Africa

The South African Style Awards 2022/3 powered by PLASCON South Africa

Over the 25 years that it has been in existence, the South African Style Awards has redefined the meaning of style, including in every sphere, including in business.

These days, it’s not about the clothes you wear… it’s all about what you have achieved in your respective career that has changed your industry in some definable way.

To celebrate the winners of the 2022/2023 South African Style Awards, an awards ceremony was held at the prestigious Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, renowned as the iconic destination for discerning shoppers, luxury designer brands, and fine dining establishments.

On Sunday , stalwarts in business, colourful creatives, and influential personalities were celebrated in 13 different categories for disrupting the creative process of business.

The eagerly anticipated and highly acclaimed SA Style Awards ceremony was South Africa’s nod to the international awards season.

It’s the local equivalent of the annual New York Met Gala and has proved to be as exciting and dramatic.

This year’s exclusive event was hosted by none other than TV and radio personality Alan Ford together with stunning TV host, actress, dancer and model, Lalla Hirayama.

Media personalities and celebrities gathered together to experience an unmatched Red Carpet celebration with this magnificent list of achievers.

The winners include:

Most Innovative Style winner: Acclaimed content creator and businesswoman, Kim Jayde,

Most Stylish Performing Artist in Film/TV winner Nambitha Ben-Mazwi,

Most Stylish Performing Artist in Music winner Boity Thulo,

Most Stylish Media Personality winner Leanne Manas,

Most Stylish Fashion Designer winner Craig Jacobs,

Most Stylish Model winner Rosette Ncwana,

Most Stylish Business Personality winners Jeff and Teddy Zaki,

Most Stylish Couple winners Lamiez Holworthy and Khuli Chana,

Most Stylish Changemaker winner Refilwe Modiselle,

The Next Big Thing winners Galaletsang Tshungu, also known as Halle Robinson and Lebo George Molaolwa, also known as Lebo Molax,

Style Icon winner Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse.

Each SA Style Awards winner was a guest of the trendy Southern Sun, Hyde Park for the night of the Awards Ceremony.

They also received a sumptuous night stay at the prestigious @Sandton Hotel in the Presidential Suite, experiential luxury treatments from LUEUR Aesthetics & Wellness spa and their wonderful suppliers, gifts from Panier de Sens and Kendall and Kylie Ready-to-Wear as well as hair treatments from the home of hair care, Carlton Hair.

South Africa’s first lady of house and 2010 SA Style Awards winner, Tamara Dey kept the charming crowd on their feet with her new number one sweet serenade “Disco Therapy”.

Guests enjoyed a sumptuous floating dinner at the Southern Sun Rooftop where they toasted the esteemed winners with VALDO prosecco and Nicki Van Der Walt’s new rosé Mirabelle.

After the star-studded event, they received the highly sought-after SA Style Awards Gift Bag, a series of luxurious gifts by top international brands including the sartorial French cosmetics brand Panier de Sense, known for its exclusive, sustainable products and Kylie and Kendall, both provided by the 51Group.

The main sponsor PLASCON organised an exceptional gift – a colourful macaron tower from Just Teddy. Guests could personally select some of these delicacies to take home with them.

Said PLASCON South Africa’s Suvasin Moodley, PLASCON South Africa Head of Decorative Marketing: “PLASCON South Africa is proud to be part of the SA Style Awards 2022/3.

Martin Myers -Manager to Sipho Mabuse – 083 448 4475