Author: Henno Kruger

Blogger, Desktop Activist, Twitter / Facebook Addict, Music Festival Addict, Avid lover of South African music, Founder and owner of Running Wolf's Rant

Lokshin Wi-Fi is here. They are a force. I am talking about three powerful sisters: Koleka, Tobeka and Bongeka Lwana. They are the founders and directors of Cultivation Point (founded in 2014). Last week, the sisters launched a low-cost Lokshin Wi-Fi for townships and semi-rural areas. Lokshin Wi-Fi is a women-led enterprise, breaking the boundaries of what is traditionally a male dominated sector. It is looking to bring low cost, high speed Wi-Fi into under-served communities with a particular focus on uplifting Ed Tech and small business. They do this through affordable home router solutions and easy to access outdoor Wi-Fi…

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“You Can’t Ignore Me Anymore”, is the latest release from South African rock outfit, Future Radio. This raw, edgy, and emotive punk track deals with the idea that people easily ignore you on the road to success, but once you achieve success, everyone wants to be your friend. More info about “You Can’t Ignore Me Anymore” The song sets a fierce tone by jumping straight into the chorus. This is followed by an instrumental section that includes a powerful guitar riff and a secondary vocal hook. A prominent, yet groove-based drum part is the focal point of the verses. The bridge…

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Augustus 2022 sien die vrystelling van ’n splinternuwe enkelsnit vanaf Moses Metro Man, genaamd “Dit Brand”. Dit is die rock-groep se eerste nuwe vrystelling sedert hul laaste enkelsnit, ‘Lief & Leed’ in 2020. Met ’n liefdesverhaal as inspirasie, is “Dit Brand” in 2022 geskryf en opgeneem met die oog op ’n aanbieding wat eg is aan die Moses Metro Man klank. Met ‘n interessante melodie, kenmerkende kitare en epiese emosionele kore – bied Moses Metro Man aan aanhangers ’n enkelsnit wat handel oor die verganklikheid van die liefde, wat in praktyk nooit vergaan nie. “Blomme verwelk, gras verdor, maar die…

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Multi-platinum selling DJ and producer, TiMO ODV, is back with another club anthem, Inside My Mind, featuring well-known local DJ, Aidin Caye. “Inside My Mind” is a melodic techno track featuring TiMO’s signature vocals but bringing in more atmospheric sounds and emphasising arpeggiated minor melodies. Aidin Caye is no stranger to working with TiMO, and together they tend to create magic. When South Africa went into a strict lockdown in 2020, TiMO decided to spend this time by focusing on writing and producing new music without any pressure. TiMO ODV explains “I am busy trying to grow in all areas…

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“It’s dangerous business going out your front door and to love someone even more so.” comments The Narrow on their first new track in a decade. Recorded during worldwide restrictions on travel the band had to make use of what we had around them to record new music. The Narrow comment on “Dangerous” “Dangerous is a song like so many other songs about love. But love takes guts, and you’ll probably get hurt in the process. But deep down you know you were made to love someone…” This year marks the 20 year anniversary for South African alternative-metal torchbearers. In that…

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To reaffirm its commitment to inspiring creativity, TikTok has partnered with the 28th South African Music Awards (SAMA28), to introduce the inaugural public-voted TikTok Viral Song of the Year category. This award recognises and celebrates local songs and artists that have dominated the entertainment platform in South Africa in the past year. A number of the most popular songs of the past year made their debut on the entertainment platform before shooting to the top of the music charts globally – earning the platform its well-deserved spot in the music industry. The nominations can be voted for exclusively on TikTok from…

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The public has spoken and the last standing SAMA28 finalists for the public voted categories have been announced. The Record of the Year and Music Video of the year categories are sponsored by TECNO mobile. The finalists that will go head-to-head in the prestigious TECNO Record of the Year, TECNO Music Video of the Year and SAMPRA Artist of the Year categories are: SAMA28 TECNO Record of the Year(ROTY): Abalele – Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa feat. Ami Faku Adiwele – Young Stunna feat. Kabza De Small Asibe Happy – Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa feat. Ami Faku…

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A decade in and three studio albums deep, Matthew Mole returns to the charts with the bitter-sweet single “Goodbye”, all while packing for an extensive European and UK tour in support of this and his rich and mounting body of feted work. Describing his latest heartfelt, gut-wrenching anthem as a declaration of victory and turning your back on the things that are trying to keep you down, Matthew’s no stranger to seamlessly articulating universal relationship themes and placing them atop arresting melodies. Matthew Mole comments on “Goodbye” “We’ve all been through a lot recently and we’ve had to find ways…

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Jethro Tait releases his brand-new single ‘Here With You’ and teases it as a first of many songs leading up to a full body of work. Jethro Tait has been excelling at his recent independent move to release his own music and following the incredible success of ‘Will You Stay’ at local radio and the Xmas single ‘Another Lonely Christmas’ (both released towards the end of 2021), Jethro has a clear idea of what he wants to deliver. 2022 continues that achievement and Jethro Tait explains what he has been working on “’Here With You’ is a lead in to…

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The 2022/2023 Premier League fixtures are already out, and gamblers can start strategizing their bets on the Slots Play Casinos favourite sportsbooks. The 2022/2023 Premier League season is exciting to many and equally as thrilling as the previous season. As football fans look forward to the season, many questions like how it will affect the 2022 World Cup calendar, the key fixtures to look out for, and the thrilling title race. Important to note is that there will be several changes to the schedule to accommodate the 2022 World Cup finals. To take you back to the previous season, Manchester…

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Die splinternuwe Afrikaanse sensasie Worsie van Wyk het luisteraars heeltemal onkant gevang met sy onverwagse klank. Hierdie Laevelder kon maklik misgis word as ‘n tipiese my-boere-hart-verlang-na-die-bosveld-kunstenaar, maar Worsie het die idee van ‘n stereotipiese Afrikaanse sanger oorrompel. Hierdie is níé die alledaagse brandewyn-techno-boere-stamp-musiek nie. Meer inligting oor Worsie Van Wyk Worsie van Wyk, ten spyte van hoe die naam klink, is ‘n Afrikaanse metal-sanger, met ‘n in-jou-gesig-tref-klank wat vir Dave Mustaine van Megadeth sou laat les opsê. En tog, tussen die skreeuende stem en verwronge kitaar, is lirieke wat heilsaam genoeg is om selfs op RSG gespeel te word. ‘Kraal van…

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For over 30 years, non-governmental organisation, The Gift of the Givers has served humanity unconditionally; assisting all of creation, irrespective of race, religion, colour class, political affiliation or geographic location. “Our mission is simple: we react immediately to restore dignity to the most vulnerable affected by disasters.” – says GOTG founder Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman. Partnering with crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy, on the anniversary of their 30th celebration of serving humanity, the Gift of the Givers, is calling upon mankind to make a difference, restore dignity and provide hope to those who need it most. More info about Gift of the Givers…

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Great News! Hide your raccoons, Gremlins (or other furry living or non-living creatures), the “Haedes Felines” (AKA Hellcats) are back with a brand new single! The track is fittingly entitled “Sugar” (cause it’s a SWEET friggin’ breath of rock ‘n roll into the lungs that are the SA Music Scene), It was released on the 29th of July 2022. More info about “Sugar” In case you were wondering, “Sugar” is actually a dark and deadly tale. The tale involves a serial killer and a woman chained to a bed in the basement. It’s pure, dark, balls-to-the-wall, in-your-face rock ‘n roll.…

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Get ready for action and adventure as some of the most talented international illustrators, artists and content creators take you deeper into the multiverse of media at Comic Con Africa from 22 to 25 September 2022 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre. They will be joined by an amazing line up of African artists who will showcase their talent at the continent’s largest multi-genre pop-culture and gaming festival. Artist Alley – the heartbeat of the festival, will not only be the home to these local and international spotlight artists, but also to over 100 other artists & creatives showcasing their work throughout…

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