Introducing the Galaxy A31: Made for the Era of Live, the A31 Brings Selfies to Life in A Big Way

With the launch of the Galaxy A31, Samsung is giving you even more ways to capture and share your experiences. This is a device designed for a generation that wants to express themselves to the world and look good doing it – anytime, anywhere. Featuring a multi-purpose Quad camera, the Galaxy A31 has all the tools you need to tell your stories, no matter how big or small the subject matter is. Equipped with an immersive Infinity-U display and a powerful 5,000 mAh all day battery, the device lets you work, stream, and game for longer with ease. For more information: https://news.samsung.com/za/introducing-the-galaxy-a31-made-for-the-era-of-live-the-a31-brings-selfies-to-life-in-a-big-way

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Ayoba, the super app that’s changing the way Africa communicates

Made in Africa, for the world. Ayoba allows you to chat, browse the internet, share content, play games, listen to music and send messages to family and friends, all within one app. It’s the only app you need on your phone. All MTN customers get 1GB free data per month for use within the ayoba app. With ayoba you can: Instantly send and receive text and voice messages with family and friends. Send secure messages in a conversation that cannot be read by anyone else. Share videos, images and music with your contacts. Play free games. We have a ton of games that you can play free, any time. Listen to your favourite tracks on MusicTime. Browse the internet all day, and with no data costs from 12am to 5am. Discover ayoba channels and explore news, sports, food, fashion and beauty, career and education information and more. Subscribe and receive regular updates on topics that interest you. Ayoba is available on Android phones. MTN users can download the app free from ayoba.me/download  or from the Google Play Store

DJ & B-Girl, Courtnaé Paul, unpacks her journey on The Element using the 8 Elements of Breakdancing

Courtnaé Paul is a DJ, B-Girl and choreographer with a mission to show that she’s Got Next in the Hip Hop game.  The international acclaimed, Durban native kicked it with The Pristine Queen, Azizzar on The Element and spoke on her journey as a dancer, DJ and musician following a number of milestones including the release of her EP #GotNext earlier this year as well as being the only African B-Girl in the Red Bull BC One Global top 32.   The vibrant creative unpacked how dance changed her life and continues to get her into spaces that she once only dreamed of.  “I grew up chasing a dream that I didn’t even know exists”, she said before adding that if she had not become a dancer, she would have been in another space that required her moving her body, saying “dance or not, the body was going to be involved”.  For more on Courtnaé’s story and what went down on The Element, have a listen, here: https://iono.fm/e/942991 The Element is presented by The Pristine Queen, Azizzar and broadcasts live on Massiv Metro, every weekday, from 13:00-15:00, CAT, all #ForTheLoveOfHipHop. 

Massiv Mornings Highlights: 19-23 October

Massiv Mornings with Penny Lebyane kicked off the week with #MASSIVCRUSHMONDAY with the one and only, Podcast King, MacGyver Mukwevho famously known as Mac G.  He spoke about his journey in the industry, why he and controversy are synonymous and what it takes to be the best at what you do.  For our #EDUCATIONALTUESDAYS, we had a conversation with Kroben Reddy who is the Vice president of TransUnion Consumer which is a global information and insights company that provides Information for Good that Makes Trust Possible. The main focus of the conversation was on what to Do If Your Identity is stolen as a consumer.  We then spoke to rapper turned TV Executive ProVerb. With October being mental health awareness month, he released his memoir: The Book of ProVerb where he pays tribute to the people who have helped him become the person he is today. He also shared with regards to the dark period he went through where he even considered ending his life.   Content hosted by iono.fm Every Wednesday we have our #WELLNESSANDLIFESTYLYE and this week, we were joined by the cast and crew of Love by design, which is an independent feature film that is produced by Beyond the Eyes Network. The romantic comedy follows two complete opposites as they are reluctantly thrown together and must share a journey through the capital city of Pretoria.  What’s a Thursday with #SHELEADS. We kicked it off with our Girl Power Anthem clash between Penny Lebyane, Itumeleng Banda and our #sheleads guest Kayise Ngqula. Penny Lebyane chose Express yourself by Madonna and the winning girl Itumeleng Banda chose Make it Happen by Mariah Carey. Our first #SHELEADS guest was Kayise Ngqula who was the presenter on Our Perfect Wedding. She recently launched her YouTube show called After Dark, which was born after she experienced the tragic death of her husband. The show is aimed at helping people to deal with grief and find the light at the end of the tunnel. We wrapped up our #SHELEADS with Sihle Sibisi who is the founder of Kwanele Mfundisi, which is a platform for people who have suffered abuse at the hands of pastors and churches holistically. She shared how she experienced abuse at the hands of the pastor she stayed with from the age of 17 until age 32.   Fridays are all about the African continent and this week for our #ALLAFRICA we crossed over to +255 Global Radio in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where we connected with Borry Mbaraka, Manjiro Lyimo and Warren George John.  Massiv Mornings is presented by broadcasting extraordinaire, Penny Lebyane, and comes at you live every weekday, from 07:00-10:00 AM, CAT.  Follow the show on social media through the hashtag #MassivMornings and on the station on @MassivMetro.  Rocking. Real. Relevant.  Sihamba Phansi. 

No one should struggle to give their loved ones a dignified send off

Liberty has unveiled the Liberty Funeral Plus Plan which allows you to choose your benefits according to your financial situation, whenever you want, to help you manage your money in good times and bad. If there is one lesson we can all take from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that life is unpredictable. But South Africans are flexible, and they can adapt to any situation, whether it’s the strict rules of a lockdown, or a sharp economic downturn. But flexibility shouldn’t just apply to individuals. When it comes to a product like funeral cover – that is important to so many South Africans – insurers need to be flexible as well. The Liberty Funeral Plus Plan allows consumers to customise their policy whenever they need to, depending on their financial situation. “Products in the past have been quite rigid. We know that sometimes, the client only wants certain benefits but then have had to take others because they are part of a funeral plan package. This plan is all about letting the customer decide, to save money when they don’t have it, or upgrade their benefits when they do,” said Andrew Codd, Divisional Director of Emerging Consumer Market Products at Liberty. “This kind of cover shouldn’t be on our terms, it should be on the client’s, which is why we’ve created the most flexible funeral plan possible that allows customers to tailor cover to manage life’s unexpected moments as they happen,” said Codd. The Liberty Funeral Plus Plan also accommodates the diverse needs of different family situations. “We wanted to take an approach that’s more inclusive. In South Africa, we sometimes have people with multiple spouses, and our definition of ‘our children’ is also different to other countries. This product allows you to cover the people who are closest to you,” said Liberty Key Accounts Manager Carol Sibanda. For example, allowing a single person to provide cover for up to 32 loved ones, because having a larger family shouldn’t mean restricting their protection. Also unique to the Funeral Plus Plan is the option to cover non-blood relatives, like the children raised in a home, or people who may not be family but feel like family, such as your domestic worker or gardener. Our society is diverse, and Liberty acknowledges this. That’s why we came up with a plan that takes into account the various family situations. Another benefit includes coverage specifically for tombstones, which pays out R10 000 outside of other funeral costs to cover these important memorials. “The importance of a loved one’s tombstone is a major part of burial custom, and serves as a loving memorial to the deceased,” said Sibanda. But there are other benefits that consumers can choose to take – or not – such as options for other immediate pay-outs in the event of a tragedy: • R1 000 towards airtime – for communicating with family and making all the necessary funeral arrangements.• R1 000 towards