CACPIR to launch digital music competition

April 2nd, 2019


South African based Non-Profit the Centre of the Advancement of Participation in Internation Relations (CACPIR) Presents “Search Africa” Africa’s first purely digital music competition to be launched simultaneously in every country on the African continent.

Search Africa is the first step in establishing a proudly African music and artistic platform for emerging creatives. Encouraging collaboration, sustainability, development and growth across borders.

Search Africa is open to submissions from musicians of any genre and age, the process to entry will be simple and convenient as relevant links and a WhatsApp number will be made available on social media prior to the launch date making it even easier to enter on time.

Search Africa’s submissions will be made in the form of a 18-minute performance video, after being reviewed by virtual judges from each respective country, the best will be shortlisted and uploaded on social media for voting accompanied by information on how to vote and a link.

Search Africa will consist of numerous rounds, public discussions and challenges keeping online audiences engaged and excited. It will be an experience like no other from the comfort of your own home for both audiences and contestants. Interested sponsors are to contact us directly on 0629925799 WhatsApp.


Search Africa is launched in association with Hype Ghana, Kultured Kreatives Media, Creative Academy, Imbargara Radio and more. Search Africa is the next phase of the digital evolution brain child of 22 year old CACPIR Project Leader Tiisetso Mosholi.

Week-long load shedding is coming

April 1st, 2019

Eskom has decided to shake up its rotational power cuts, introducing less frequent load shedding but imposing power interruptions to suburbs of a week at a time.

The change to the schedule means that even at stage-four load shedding — where the utility removes 4GW of supply from the grid — customers are only likely to see a power cut once every second month. However, they can expect to be without electricity for seven days at a time when the cuts are imposed.

An Eskom spokesman said the change will result in less aggravation for consumers, who, under the current load-shedding regime, can be without power for several hours each day.

“This new plan means that, even when stage-four load shedding is taking place, consumers will be without power only once every two months, albeit for a week at a time.”

The electricity utility struggled to keep the lights on in March, imposing stage-four load shedding as a result of generating units being out of service and Cyclone Idai in Mozambique destroying pylons carrying electricity to the country from the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric scheme.

“We’re confident South Africans will appreciate less frequent power interruptions, even if it means being without electricity for a week at a time,” the Eskom spokesman said.

The new rules take effect immediately.

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