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Juanita and Charmaine

Juanita and Charmaine

Charmaine contacted Hot Cares with a request for her amazing, resilient sister, Juanita who has had a rough go of it lately. Both Juanita and Charmaine lost their mother in 2017, but in the following year Juanita was also faced with her ending of her 25-year-long marriage.

While Juanita is picking up the pieces, Charmaine has taken it upon herself to cheer her sister up for her birthday in October and bought tickets to Prime Fest for Juanita to see her favourite bands Prime Circle and the Parlotones.

To make her day extra special, Hot Cares will be giving Juanita an additional 4 VIP tickets including backstage passes and so she can meet and greet the guys!

Juanita and Charmaine


There’s nothing that South Africans enjoy more than a day out in the sun and fresh air with great company, music, food and drinks.  And what better way to celebrate the turn of seasons than with Joburg’s hottest annual music and lifestyle festival on the 5th of October at Casalinga in Muldersdrift.  Returning for its second year, Prime Fest – hosted by Prime Circle, Hot 91.9 FM and Real Concerts – is promising to be bigger and better with a powerhouse music line-up and a bevy of food, beverage and lifestyle stalls.


Having launched in 2018, Prime Circle have put together an “All Killer, No Filler” line-up with a royal flush of South African music giants including The Parlotones, Just Jinjer, Jack Parow, Freshlyground, Mango Groove, Wonderboom and Shut Up It’s Sunday.


We are so excited for the second Prime Fest.  Last year was an amazing experience where we learned a lot and now we can add and make this year even better. We’ve put together an incredible line-up of artists who’ve had great success over the years and this will be first time we have all played on the same stage and look forward to some exciting collaborations,” comments Prime Circle frontman, Ross Learmonth.


Apart from the star-studded music line-up, this family-friendly festival combines an outdoor experience with a dedicated kids play area and a wide range of stalls.


Cooler boxes and picnic baskets are not permitted but there will be sufficient food stalls to fill your stomachs and a bar and beer garden to quench your thirst.  RocoMama’s food truck is now ready to rock the streets with their epic Smash Burgers, serving real, fresh #RocoLove to your face.  Other stalls include:


  • The Chocolate Tier
  • Pink Waffle Cabin
  • Frost Popsicles
  • Elbows UP
  • Paquito’s Treatery
  • Knickerbocker Ice-Cream
  • Amelia Kitchen
  • Blomplek
  • The Filthy Moustache
  • Hola Paella and Argentine
  • Brohemian Pizza
  • Go Fish Truck
  • Pora Prego
  • The Grill Cherrie
  • Sumting Fresh
  • The Oyster Lady
  • Leafy GreenPaul
  • Tjips
  • Salumi Deli
  • Griekse Boertjie
  • Snorting Boar Smoker
  • Green Bean Coffee
  • The Boyz
  • Welbedacht


In between the music acts, why not sneak some alone time in at Just Haven’s Nomadic Spa in their billowing draped gazebos and enclosed fragrant treatment rooms for a 30-minute head, neck & shoulder massage or foot / hand massage for R100 or a 60-minute full body or back & neck massage for R200.  There will also be a Vape Truck and InStep Jozi for you to browse through.


And what would a proudly South African music & lifestyle festival be without showing the love for a few of our local charity organisations including Woodrock Animal Rescue, Owl Rescue & Rehabilitation and RADA.


Parking is free with Williams Hunt Isuzu providing a complimentary shuttle service.  Experience the Isuzu SUV and Double Cab range.  Be driven by professional drivers from the Isuzu Driving Academy and view their vehicle display on the day including the awesome Isuzu Arctic AT35 and the all new D-Max X-Rider Black.  #WilliamsHuntIsuzu #WithYouForTheLongRun

Don’t drink and drive! Patrons are encouraged to use services like Uber to get to and from the festival. Uber will have a dedicated pin location to Primefest that will take you to a designated drop off and pick-up area.


Patrons are reminded that umbrellas will only be allowed in designated areas.  There will be no gazebos allowed so as not to block the stage view for other attendees.  Camp chairs are permitted.


Limited tickets are available through Computicket and range from R365 to R1250 (VIP Access).  Children pay R100 (3 – 12 years), with children under 3 admitted free.  VIP access includes a reserved table at Casalinga Restaurant with a 3-course plated meal; fenced lawned area directly outside the restaurant, bar facilities and restrooms.  The R580 tickets includes access to a covered area with cash bar and bathroom facilities.


The festival will kick off at 11h00 with gates opening at 10h00.  Casalinga is located on Rocky Ridge Road in Muldersdrift.


Join in the conversation and follow for up-to-date information:


Facebook: Prime.Circle

Instagram: @Prime_Circle

Twitter: @Prime_Circle

Hashtag: #PrimeFestSA

What would you do for R10 000.00?  Well, Jeremy Mansfield is willing to do pretty much anything!

What would you do for R10 000.00? Well, Jeremy Mansfield is willing to do pretty much anything!

This selfless initiative of Jeremy’s stems from Hot 91.9FM listener, Byron calling in to say he would donate R10 000.00 to Hot Cares if Jeremy did a photoshoot in a pair of Jimmy Choo heels to celebrate Hot 91.9FM’s Women’s Month Celebrations. Jeremy is making Byron’s donation worth his while by adding tights and suspenders to his wardrobe for this photoshoot.


August is also Mansfield’s birthday so Jeremy, in the spirit of community, has decided to do “just about” anything you wish him to do, for a donation of R10 000.00 to the Hot 91.9FM charity arm Hot Cares.


Sam Cowen says, “The Mansfield in the Morning team have taken the concept of the 12 Labours of Hercules, however as Jeremy is now at the ripe old age of 56, we decided that he only needs to complete 10 tasks by the end of August to raise a total of R100 000.00 for our community”.


Would you like to get Jeremy to do absolutely anything your heart desires? Email the Mansfield in the morning team with R10 000.00 at

Hot Cares on Hot 91.9FM reach out to assist Fellow Presenter Neville Pillay

Hot Cares on Hot 91.9FM reach out to assist Fellow Presenter Neville Pillay

On Thursday, 25 July, award winning Hot 91.9FM’s Managing Director, Lloyd Madurai was informed by Sheena Sewpersadh, a listener in Durban who streams Hot 91.9FM, about fellow radio presenter Neville Pillay critical medical situation and his desperate need of financial assistance to pay medical bills. Immediately Lloyd reached out to the station’s presenters and it was agreed that Hot 91.9FM would help a friend and fellow deejay.

Neville Pillay (48), a former ECR and Lotus FM presenter and comedian, recently suffered a heart attack and mild stroke. In addition, the blood vessels in his eyes burst, which has resulted in him being left with partial vision and his kidneys have started to fail.
Neville’s wife, Carol has said their lives have been turned upset down. “We do not have medical aid so are relying on the government hospitals which in itself has many challenges. We have used up all our savings and are now looking for financial assistance with medical costs”.
Neville and Carol have two girls, 17 and 8. Carol adds, “Neville is just surviving. Our kids are at their lowest, seeing their dad this way. Our youngest refuses to go to school because she is afraid something will happen to him and the older one, out of desperation, posted about our plight on her dad’s Facebook page”
Speaking on behalf of Hot 91.9FM, Lloyd Madurai said, “Hot Cares will cover their medical aid contributions for one year – up to the value of R50 000. We at Hot 91.9FM believe in the power of community, especially community coming together to help others. With this in mind, we would appreciate any assistance that our South African Community can give to Neville Pillay and his family – you can make a difference!”.

If you are able to assist the Pillay family, please email

A Tribute to Johnny Clegg

A Tribute to Johnny Clegg

It is with a sense of deep loss and regret that Hot 91.9FM has learned of the untimely passing of South African music legend, Johnny Clegg O.B.E.


Hailed worldwide by millions of fans and critics alike as a trailblazing pioneer in contemporary music, Johnny`s unique and magical fusion of Zulu rhythms and melodies with folk, pop and African influences made him a household name globally for over four decades.  He will be remembered not only for his irrepressibly infectious music but for his gentle spirit, humbleness and deep love for his country and all its people.


Hot 91.9FM Managing Director Lloyd Madurai said “We join the nation in bowing our heads in respect to this true son of South Africa. Johnny`s music has, and always be, part of the soundtrack to every South African`s life for decades to come – phumula ngokuthula umfowethu (rest in peace brother). Our heartfelt condolences also go out to his family at this unimaginably difficult time.”


From “The Crossing”


“O Siyeza, o siyeza , sizofika webaba noma
(we are coming, we are coming, we will arrive soon)
O siyeza, o siyeza, siyagudle lomhlaba
(we are coming, we are coming, we are moving across this earth)
Siyawela lapheshaya lulezontaba ezimnyama
(we are crossing over those dark mountains)
Lapha sobheka phansi konke ukhulupheka
(where we will lay down our troubles)”