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*The growing international recognition and acceptance of the South African film industry is positive news for Gauteng, with all of District 9, part of Invictus as well as award-winner Skin, having been filmed in the province. This follows Tuesday's announcement that South African-linked films have scored an all-time high of six Oscar nominations (four for District 9 and two for Invictus).
* MTN's Ekasi TV sites carried President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address on Thursday, 11 February 2010.Cellular network operator MTN broadcasts State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma, free to the public on its Ekasi TV sites in various communities across the country. This year's celebrations in Parliament was attended by former President Nelson Mandela.
* Dave Walters, MpowerFM mid-morning presenter, will come off his usual weekday show in order to focus on his new role as head of production from 1 March 2010 and present the new Saturday show, Top 10 things to do in Mpumalanga. This is only one of the changes announced by the radio station late last week. Desire Simelane (aka Dezzi) will be replacing Walters as the new mid-morning presenter and David Watts will replace Walters on Remember When 9am to noon on Sunday mornings. Jeffrey Stevens will be joining full time as the new programme supervisor in Emalahleni.
Calvin Mlambo will be leaving the station in order to do a broadcasting course in Pretoria but will still do the odd show from the satellite studio in eMalahleni. Top Jock 2008, Miguel Proenca, will be replacing Calvin Mlambo and Tony Murrell and Kevin Savage will rotate in presenting the Saturday Top 40.