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Hot 91.9FM announces their support for The Portuguese Forum of South Social Solidarity Food Drive

Hot 91.9FM announces their support for The Portuguese Forum of South Social Solidarity Food Drive

Hot 91.9FM and the Portuguese Forum of South Africa have partnered to present the Social Solidarity Food Drive which will take place on Sunday, 6 September 2020 at a secure venue where communities and established charity groups can set up a marquee to receive donations.

In addition, procession trucks loaded with pallets of donated food from local farmers and companies will attend the Social Solidarity Food Drive before delivering their donated items to the nominated food banks.

The aim of the Social Solidarity Food Drive is to bring as many compassionate resources from the cultural community groups, corporate brands, farmers, charity groups and the public together in one place, in a show of force for good.

The drive-through is designed to help those in need, Ferreirinha says, “but also to highlight the many, often unrewarded South Africans who do amazing work to help. They are what makes South Africa great.

Save the date now and join in this moving tribute to community and the importance of the outstretched hand at the corner of Atlas Road and Silver Wings Boulevard, Parkhaven, Kempton Park on Sunday 6 September 2020 at 09h00.

 

For all queries, please email: info@socialfooddrive.co.za

For more details, please visit our website www.socialfooddrive.co.za

Facebook Page: www.facebook/socialfooddrive

Instagram: www.instagram.com/socialfooddrive

Twitter: www.twitter.com/socialfooddrive

 

Hot 91.9FM lights up to support #LightSAred Campaign

Hot 91.9FM lights up to support #LightSAred Campaign

Hot 91.9FM today announced its support for the #LightSAred campaign taking place on 5 August 2020 between 6pm and 8pm. The Hot 91.9FM building, located in Northriding will be lit in red for the duration of the initiative.

 Hot 91.9FM managing director, Lloyd Madurai says, “We wholly support the #LightSAred campaign. As a radio station, we’ve always had a mutually beneficial relationship with the live events industry, and of course, we work hand in hand to create all the iconic and unforgettable events that Hot91.9FM has hosted over the past few years. We stand together with them in solidarity and assist in making their voices heard”.

 The industry (comprised of freelancers, venues, theatres, companies and businesses), has been unable to work since the blanket ban on all events due to the risk adjusted strategy implemented by government in South Africa, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic since 15 March 2020.

 Similar initiatives have successfully taken place across the world where buildings, monuments, landmarks, structures and empty theatres have been illuminated in “Emergency Red” to highlight the enormous challenges facing live events, music and performing arts sectors. In the UK, #LightItinRed saw over 670 buildings lit, while in Germany, the #NightofLight2020 had an incredible 9 000 sites lit, to mention a few.

 South Africans in the industry are called to join the campaign and light buildings in red to raise awareness of this industry’s plight. Individuals, companies and anyone concerned about the future of live events can participate by lighting a building, an empty stage, a garden or any object in red, then taking a photo and sharing it on their social media platforms while including the campaign hashtag, #LightSAred. The general public are encouraged to play a role by taking photos of red buildings and sharing them on social media.

 Visit  www.lightsared.org.za to find out how you can participate.

 

 The South African Events Industry Plight

The South African events industry is dying, and we are being ignored. Our aim is for government and financial institutions to extend financial relief to those who earn a living in the technical production and live events industry until we are permitted to resume work. In addition we need the South African government to engage with elected leaders within SACIA and the SA Events Council, and provide a platform for our voices to be heard. Lastly, #LightSAred demands that the government recognize and support the Non-Profit Organisations that are trying to sustain destitute members of the technical production and live events industry. Help us light the warning beacon and #LightSAred to remind government and private industry just how much is at stake.

Hot 91.9FM is on the go this August

Hot 91.9FM is on the go this August

On 16 August 2020 Joburg’s hottest radio station Hot 91.9FM will join The Breast Health Foundation in a challenge to complete 2 million steps for cancer at the annual “One Step at a Time” virtual walk.

Participants are invited to join the walk anytime between 06h00 and 18h00 and use this opportunity to celebrate the journey of cancer survivors, as well as build a powerful and inspiring message to unite as a community to continue cancer awareness globally.

 Hot 91.9FM and The Breast Health Foundation invite all South Africans to get involved and participate in this incredible initiative and honour and support everyone who has been affected by Cancer. #OneStep 2020 – Make A Difference.

 Event details: 

 

At Home With Dylan Rogers Podcast is a hot new feature on the Hot 91.9FM digital platform, which follows Dylan as he enters the homes – well, during lockdown that’s on the end of a Skype call – of South Africa’s sports stars to find out what makes them tick. Their likes and dislikes, hobbies, family life, daily routines etc, while focusing more on the personality and the individual, as opposed to the on-field star. He’s already chatted to some of South Africa’s biggest stars – AB de Villiers, Erik van Rooyen, Schalk Brits and Penny Heyns, with plenty more in the pipeline. To check it out go to www.hot919.co.za

 

Hot 91-9 Lock and Load Deal – NSBC Members get a further 10% discount! 

For most businesses, it hasn’t been business as usual for far too long.

And that’s why Lock ‘n Load on Hot 91.9FM is a uniquely designed on-air radio package to help SMEs survive as well as thrive. Through our no fuss, zero hassle online portal, SME’s can cash in on dramatically reduced rates for  20 second live reads across all daytime, weekday shows  – from 06h00 – 18h00.

 

Visit our Hot Shop on www.hot919.co.za and let our community know about your limited or special lockdown offer if you’re an SME certified to operate in Joburg at this time.

 

By far, one of the biggest on-air drives this year and a first for radio the world over, is Get SA Working – initiated by ProfitShare Partners and powered by Hot91.9FM. Get SA Working is offering SMEs their share of R100 million in capital support for transactions or pending purchase orders, from a minimum of R250 000 and maximum R5 million per transaction.

 

In addition, successful applicants, of the R100 million funding, will have until the end of May 2021 to create the most jobs and stand a chance of winning R1 million in cash. Stay tuned to Hot91.9FM for ongoing updates and visit www.getSAworking.co.za or www.hot919.co.za for more information.

Hot 91.9 FM delighted to announce that Gallant Business Solutions is the first SME to Get a Share of R100 Million in the Get SA Working Initiative!

Hot 91.9 FM delighted to announce that Gallant Business Solutions is the first SME to Get a Share of R100 Million in the Get SA Working Initiative!

 Hot 91.9 FM in partnership with ProfitShare Partners earlier this week announced the first SME to get their share of R100 Million through the Get SA Working SME Growth Initiative. Congratulations Andries Leboho, Director of Gallant Business Solutions!

 

Launched in 2014, Gallant Business Solutions entered the market with a focus on the petroleum sector. In 2015, the SME applied for a petroleum wholesale license and once the company received their license, they soon realised that the industry was very hard to penetrate. To keep the company afloat, they pursued business with government in 2016, however this proved to be challenging too due to the many suppliers and delays in payments in some departments – nevertheless, Gallant Business Solutions managed to survive.

 

“The only issue that has been a challenge all along [was] financing of the purchase orders, however, we believe that is a thing of the past since discovering ProfitShare Partners through the Hot 91.9FM campaign,” said Andries Leboho.

 

“As part of our Get SA Working SME growth initiative, we’re proud to that we could partner with another SME to realise success! Congratulations, Gallant Business Solutions! Here’s to many more successes in the future,” said CEO and founder of ProfitShare Partners, Andrew Maren.

 

Lloyd Madurai, managing director of Hot 91.9 FM adds, “This is what Hot 91.9FM is all about, making sure that we can keep SMEs in business and that is why we are a proud partner in this ProfitShare Partners campaign”.

 

R100 Million in Capital for SMEs to Get South Africa Working

R100 Million in Capital for SMEs to Get South Africa Working

Johannesburg, 1 June 2020 – Today, ProfitShare Partners, in partnership with award-winning local community radio station Hot 91.9 FM  and the all-new getlion’ mobile app launches an exciting year-long initiative designed to get small businesses working and creating jobs. The all-new ‘getlion’ mobile app is designed to support SMEs in managing and growing their businesses, and ProfitShare Partners, the disruptive Fintech provider, will invest R100 million in capital to support SMEs to deliver on their contracts this year. The sweetener is a prize of R1 million for the small business that has created the most net jobs during the period of the campaign from 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021.

The Get South Africa Working campaign is an initiative that was introduced by ProfitShare Partners’ founder and CEO, Andrew Maren to help small and medium sized businesses create jobs and to keep them going, and this has become even more relevant now during these challenging times.

“This is an initiative to help boost our economy by accelerating SME business growth and development. With our high unemployment rate and the steep rise in job losses over the past few months, we want to encourage entrepreneurship and assist small business owners in need of capital to start or get going. Unfortunately, many of these businesses do not have the financials, security or track record and are turned away by the banks. How do you develop this track record or get a set of financials if you cannot access capital? Our model is to provide this capital to get them going so they can get a track record, cash in the bank and ultimately, financials so that they can graduate to getting capital from traditional funders such as banks,” says Maren.

 SMEs and entrepreneurs have the power to change the status quo, especially in challenging times. Starting today, 1 June 2020, the Get South Africa Working initiative will be providing up to R10 million in capital to SMEs per month to grow by partnering with them on their contracts or valid purchase orders that they have or are trying to get with large corporates and certain Government Departments.

 To enter, SMEs and entrepreneurs must download the ‘getlion’ mobile app, available for iOS and Android devices, to track their business performance and apply for capital support via the ProfitShare Partners website. Full details are also available on the Get SA Working website.

“The getlion app is a purpose-built platform of services, tools and resources from various industry-leading companies, all in the interest of helping small businesses grow. Through the app, business owners will be able to access the tools to make running business easier, from accounting to online sales. As the virtual partner of the Get SA Working initiative, we’re excited to contribute to small business growth and job creation through our platform,” says Mathew Marsden, Co-founder of getlion.

In the final month of this initiative, ProfitShare Partners will give a R1 million cash prize to the small business that has created the most net jobs in the period.

“The net jobs that we refer to here are permanent jobs created by the entrepreneur or small business, starting today until the end of May 2021. All information supplied will be audited and verified using our technology and reporting processes because ultimately, our aim is to assist our country in alleviating poverty by helping to create jobs and mobilise the development of SMEs,” adds Maren.

Powering this initiative as the official media partner of the Get SA Working initiative, multi award-winning, local community radio station, Hot 91.9 FM, is the proud broadcasting partner and will be running all of the latest news and announcements for the campaign.

“Hot 91.9 FM prides itself on uplifting our communities, and what better way to do that than to partner with such a powerful campaign to create much-needed jobs. We are deeply passionate about the development and survival of small businesses and that is why we are a proud partner in this ProfitShare Partners campaign”, says Lloyd Madurai, Managing Director of Hot 91.9 FM.

To top it off, together with Hot 91.9 FM, ProfitShare Partners will be giving away R10,000 in vouchers every month to help existing and would-be business owners and SMEs to start up or keep going. To enter, download the getlion mobile app, send what your business would do with R10,000 to the Hot 91.9 FM WhatsApp line 084 2212 919 and listen to Hot 91.9 FM daily for more.

Visit getsaworking.co.za for more information.

In a South African radio FIRST –  Hot 91.9 FM Locks ‘n Loads its airtime

In a South African radio FIRST – Hot 91.9 FM Locks ‘n Loads its airtime

Johannesburg, 20 May 2020 – In a daringly innovative move, Managing Director of the award-winning Hot 91.9FM, Lloyd Madurai, today announced the launch of Hot 91.9FM’s new online buying platform Lock ‘n Load.

Lock ‘n Load is a package that has been tailormade for the exclusive benefit of small businesses that have reopened or are reopening as the lockdown eases and need their brand to be top of mind now.

This is a real time buying platform that puts the buying power of radio in the hands of small business owners at a price point within their reach.

After following a simple process, the advert will be on radio within two hours, immediately giving small businesses the exposure they need. The Process is Simple:
1. Go to www.hot919.co.za and click on the Lock ‘n Load Hot Deal
2. Select the timeslot and the number of spots you would like to purchase across the day or week, add to your cart and check out.
3. Complete the simple buying detail form and tell us about your business.
4. Within 20 minutes of your payment being processed, you will be contacted by a Hot 91.9FM representative to assist you with your script and within two hours your 20 second read will be ready to go live on-air.

Madurai concludes, “Hot 91.9FM is deeply passionate about the development and survival of SME`s, particularly those that are community based as we believe that they are the engine room that drives our economy and as a proud partner to the NSBC (National Small Business Chamber) we are offering their members a further 10% discount on “Lock ‘n Load”.