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Hot 91.9 FM announces launch of “Beyond The Curve”

Hot 91.9 FM announces launch of “Beyond The Curve”

Hot 91.9 FM announced today the launch of “Beyond The Curve” in conjunction with Media Rocket, NSBC, and Everlytic. “Beyond The Curve” is a movement inspired by the incredible resilience of South Africa’s people and created to connect South African business and restart the economy. The movement aims to connect businesses that are in a position to help, with businesses in need of help during the South African National Lockdown and the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.

South Africans have amazing resilience in the face of adversity, and this time will be no different. “Beyond The Curve” is aimed at ensuring that there are functioning businesses to come back to once we have gotten through this period together.

“Beyond the Curve” is a pioneering movement that offers South African businesses free support, tools, and resources. The “Beyond the Curve” website also offers a platform to browse resource articles, webinars, and podcasts that discuss topics and provide tools for businesses to take the initiative and do their part to help business recovery in South Africa. The website also suggests free courses that the public can use to upskill themselves. These courses include Google Analytics, programming, game development, and app development for you to use this time effectively to develop skills for either your current job or your “side hustle” so that you can beat the curve.

Hot 91.9FM believes that South Africa is stronger when we stand together and are incredibly proud to be a partner with “Beyond the Curve” .

If your business is in a position to help another business with a discounted or free service, or if your business needs help, register on www.beyondthecurve.co.za to join the movement or to find free business tools and resources to help you keep your business going.

Beyond the Curve

Beyond the Curve

South Africa has proven, time and again, that we are stronger together.

Inspired by our country’s united spirit, Hot 91.9FM has partnered with Beyond the Curve. This pioneering movement aims to bring South African business together with the shared goal of restarting and stimulating the economy.

Join the movement.

If your business is in a position to help another business with a discounted or free service, or if your business needs help, register on beyondthecurve.co.za. You’ll also find free business tools and resources to help you keep your business going.

ProfitShare Partners and FirstRand’s Vumela Fund Aid SMEs in Fight Against Covid-19, Supporting Supply of Essential Items

ProfitShare Partners and FirstRand’s Vumela Fund Aid SMEs in Fight Against Covid-19, Supporting Supply of Essential Items

Hot 91.9FM is delighted to share that one of our key clients ProfitShare Partners and the Vumela Fund has announced that they have secured an additional R25 million funding line to assist SME’s to supply and deliver essentials during Covid-19. Hot 91.9FM is proud to partner with these businesses to support the South African SME Business.

The FinTech disruptor has secured an additional R25 million funding line from Edge Growth-managed Vumela Fund recently to help SMEs supply and deliver essentials in the fight against Covid-19.
ProfitShare Partners has secured an additional R25 million funding line from FirstRand’s Vumela Fund to support SMEs in need of capital to supply essentials to combat the spread of Covid-19. Since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, ProfitShare Partners has partnered with a few SMEs to supply essential items, including the local manufacturing of hand sanitisers, face masks, other health personal protective equipment and pharmaceutical medical supplies such as Vitamin C and D, as well as Zinc tablets. These essentials were supplied to both the public health and private health sectors.

The additional R25 million funding line from the Vumela Fund will enable the fintech disruptor to take this drive one step further and partner with more SMEs who are in the business of supplying essentials such as ventilators and filters, nebulisers and nebulising agents, hospital beds, oxygen, medical protective wear and bulk supplies of disinfectants and sanitisers, amongst others.

“We’ve prioritised these unusual deals in support of the fight against Coronavirus. A sufficient supply of these essentials for medical workers and our people will be important in the coming weeks, which is why we want to help support and provide capital to local SMEs who are working tirelessly to meet the demands to produce these essential items during this period,” says Andrew Maren, CEO and founder of ProfitShare Partners.

The Vumela Fund is managed by Edge Growth and currently has a mandate to support high-growth small businesses in supply chains that have both economic and impact returns.

“Whilst FNB is already providing assistance and support to businesses on multiple fronts during this crisis, the Vumela Fund enables the Bank to provide further support to early stage SMEs that would not otherwise qualify for traditional lending products. Vumela’s partnership with ProfitShare Partners has already benefitted several SMEs and we are pleased to be able to extend this to providers of essential items,” says Mike Sage, FNB’s Co-Head Structured Finance Solutions and Vumela Fund Trustee.

“In this time of crisis due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, Edge is grateful to be in a position to support SMEs through its partnership with ProfitShare Partners. Edge will also be collaborating with FNB and Vumela to provide a COVID-19 Leadership Toolkit, which will be a freely available end-to-end field guide for founders and their teams to lead through this crisis,” says Richard Rose.

The increase in demand for essentials to combat the spread of Covid-19 and to support medical healthcare facilities and services has grown tremendously over the past month. To help SMEs respond effectively to this demand, ProfitShare Partners will provide the capital to qualifying small businesses who are providing essential supplies to the public and private sectors. They are especially interested in SMEs operating in the industry who will be sustainable and have longevity after the Covid-19 crisis is over.

“We want to show solidarity in combatting the fight against Coronavirus. Our drive is to make it possible for SMEs to deliver successfully during this period. As a short-term capital partner to small business owners, we will also provide the professional expertise and guidance to help them deliver optimally and avoid the common pitfalls that may slow delivery,” added Maren.

Adcock Ingram OTC’s Sponsors of Brave partners with Hot 91.9FM to bring South Africa hope

Adcock Ingram OTC’s Sponsors of Brave partners with Hot 91.9FM to bring South Africa hope

Johannesburg – Adcock Ingram OTC, Sponsors of Brave have partnered with Hot 91.9FM’s Mansfield in the Morning show to bring South Africa hope during these immensely stressful times.

South Africa is currently overwhelmed and facing immense stress and trauma due to the continued spread of the Covid-19, and the Mansfield in the Morning show will be playing South African songs with a message of hope every weekday at 09:20 commencing on Monday, 20 April 2020.

To kick off this campaign, Jeremy Mansfield, interviewed David Scott, the founder of the Kiffness, a well-known South African band, to play and discuss the song he has released in association with Adcock Ingram OTC’s Sponsors of Brave campaign, dedicated to supporting doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals fighting Covid-19. ’May the Road Rise Up to Meet You,’ is an old Irish blessing often used as a prayer that has travelled throughout the centuries to protect people on their challenging journeys.

The song, originally in English, now includes isiZulu and Afrikaans verses. David says; ’I wanted to add isiZulu and Afrikaans to the song to bring it home for our healthcare workers. David wanted to create something that was completely heartfelt and sincerely hopes that any healthcare professional who listens to the song or sees the video will feel encouraged. 

The Sponsors of Brave campaign celebrates and shares the stories of pharmacists, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who have gone above and beyond their day-to-day call of duty. These incredible people have never been more important. The time is opportune to acknowledge these heroes, and this song is a wonderful and melodious way to do so. Adcock Ingram OTC is creating a platform for all South Africans to express their admiration for our beloved Country by recognising and celebrating fellow BRAVE SOUTH AFRICANS in the healthcare profession.

HOT 91.9 FM partners up with Jacksons Real Food Markets to support over 1000 Jobs

HOT 91.9 FM partners up with Jacksons Real Food Markets to support over 1000 Jobs

Jacksons Real Food Market is a small family run business, showcasing local farmers and producers. Hot 91.9FM has partnered with them to give this local business the exposure they need in order to inform the public that they are open, they sell nutrient-dense food and that in supporting them, you are supporting local small and emerging farmers and keeping over 1000 South Africans in their jobs.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to South Africa. Informal markets are no longer an avenue for local farmers to sell at and Jacksons pride themselves in sourcing organically grown fruit and vegetables, and in turn, are giving these local, small and emerging farmers the much needed support to keep them in business during this pandemic.

Jacksons support over 9 disadvantaged communities weekly and are running a Superhero fund for all the team members who work the frontlines in their stores. Customers are free to match Jacksons contribution to this fund.

Jacksons are also pleading for South Africa to focus on nutrient-dense foods and use this time to educate themselves about real foods. The immune system must be as strong and healthy as possible in fighting this pandemic.

The Jacksons Real Food Market stores go beyond all the required health and safety regulations but to give you more peace of mind in your shopping experience, they have also introduced a Personal Shopper System. The personal shopper system allows for you to order on Whatsapp and on collection a Jacksons employee will bring your shopping to you. Jacksons also allow you to shop online and have your groceries delivered to you if you reside in the Johannesburg North area.

Please go to http://jacksonsrealfoodmarket.co.za for more information.

Hot 91.9FM scoops Station of the Year for the 4th year in a row!

Hot 91.9FM scoops Station of the Year for the 4th year in a row!

For the fourth year in a row Joburg`s hottest station Hot 91.9FM, has scooped the prestigious STATION OF THE YEAR award at the 2020 South African Radio Awards on Friday, 17 April. This is a landmark achievement considering the station has won this award every year since 2015.

Added to this, Hot 91.9FM won another eight awards including the MY STATION accolade which is given to the radio station with the most loyal listeners. The litmus test for any radio station is its appeal to its audience. Station loyalty is of paramount importance to a radio station and is perhaps the most important aspect of broadcasting.

A ship is only as good as it’s captain, and Lloyd Madurai, Managing Director of Hot 91.9fm has steered the station from inception in 2014 to the multiple award-winning business it is today. His vision for making a meaningful difference in the community has paid dividends . He firmly believes that ‘the future for Hot 91.9fm is so hot, you are going to have to wear shades’!

Hot 91.9FM’s flagship show Mansfield in the Morning, once again proved to be Joburg’s most popular breakfast show picking up both Best Presenter and Best Breakfast Show awards.

Reacting to the impressive array of awards Hot 91.9FM Managing Director, Lloyd Madurai, said, “What brings us to the finishing line every year, is Hot’s total commitment to our audience and community. It is our combination of world-class entertainment and social engagement which is a testament to our station’s passion for radio and our core values. We are blessed to have some of the greatest radio talent in our country, some of whom are graduates of our landmark Radio Academy”.

Hot 91.9FM won awards in the following categories:

Station of the Year (Community)
For the 4th year running, Hot 91.9FM bagged the highly-coveted Station of the Year title in the Community Radio category. This award bears testimony to all that Hot has achieved throughout the year – from its various community engagement projects aimed at making a meaningful difference in the lives of those around us to the line-up of shows and, of course, the great music it plays every single day.

My Station – Most Loyal Listeners
The My Station Award recognises the listeners choice and we are proud to be this year’s recipient which underscores our core value of ‘listeners first’.
Breakfast Show Presenter – Jeremy Mansfield
During his 20 odd years in breakfast radio, Jeremy Mansfield embodies the adage “the master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.” As the flagship presenter of the radio station, Jeremy sets the tone and style for the rest of the day’s broadcasting effortlessly. His wit, charm, easy confidence and verve, as well as his infectious laugh and larger-than-life approach to radio have seen him become one of Johannesburg’s favourite sons. After an 8 – year hiatus, Mansfield came out of retirement in November 2018 as the new host of the Hot 91.9 FM morning show. His gravitas and impact were instrumental at the Hot 91.9 FM Teddython 2019 which raised over R3.8 million in 12 hours. The return of his much-loved Christmas Wish has seen countless lives impacted through the incredible heart he has for people, a core principle at Hot 91.9 FM. His partnership with Sam Cowen and the rest of the team has resulted in a morning show that oozes ‘listenability’ and originality, that has created an incredible connection with his listeners. He is, quite simply, one of the best to have ever graced the South African radio airwaves.

Breakfast Show-Mansfield in the Morning
Mansfield in the Morning is everything a breakfast show should be: funny, edgy and informative. Capturing the energy and essence of its target market, both geographically and demographically, Mansfield in the Morning, through the enduring partnership of Jeremy Mansfield and Sam Cowen, boasts content and presentation that is original, creative, exciting and enticing. With award-winning production from William Scott, Mansfield in the Morning stands out for its engaging and relatable content. Throw in award-winning sports journalist stalwart John Walland and Stephen Kirker on the news desk, and Mansfield in the Morning emerges as a formidable outfit at ease on air, producing a product that is head and shoulders above their competitors while delivering real value for advertisers. The show has all the right ingredients including a large CSI component, consistent with Hot 91.9 FM’s mandate as a community station making a tangible difference in its footprint.

Content Producer-Sam Cowen & William Scott – Mansfield In the Morning
Mansfield in the Morning is so much more than just a get up and go show; it’s the inimitable chemistry between Jeremy Mansfield and Sam Cowen, who is pivotal to the content creation on the show. With 25 years of radio under her belt, Sam’s quick wit, quicker tongue and delightful humour add the distinctive sparkle that yields engaged listeners, relatable content and the ‘je ne sais quoi’ to the winning formula that is Mansfield in the Morning. Coupled with the peerless talent of content co-producer Will Scott, the flagship show on Hot 91.9 FM demonstrates the adage ‘teamwork makes the dream work’ perfectly.

News Bulletin Reader- Nobuhle Nkhoma
With over a decade of experience, Nobuhle Nkhoma is a journalist with the coveted ability of writing balanced, informative and engaging stories. Having worked in several newsrooms including at Kaya FM, eNCA, ANN7 and Channels Television Nigeria, Nobuhle is a multi-skilled individual with writing, editing and investigative reporting experience.
Having received an SABC News Award for Best Student Journalist in Current Affairs in 2008, Nobuhle has become an invaluable addition to the Hot 91.9 FM News Desk.

Promotions Stunt Event – The Hot 91.9FM Hot Cares Teddython 2019
Teddython embodies the spirit in which the radio station was conceived; fun, family and community. It is through Hot Cares that we’ve awarded bursaries at all levels of education, assisted those in need of medical attention and helped victims of unforeseen, life-changing circumstances.
Taking place as it has for three years now at the Sandton City Centre Court, the goal for Hot91.9FM Teddython 2019 was to raise R2 million to continue the great work we so love to do within our community.What began as the mammoth task of raising R 2 million turned into the extraordinary, breath-taking feat of smashing through the R3 million barrier! And almost touching the ceiling of R4 million. Tears of joy and relief flowed freely not only at Sandton City but in cars, homes and offices around Johannesburg as we took a final tally; R 3.9 million raised to continue to change lives in our community.

Sports Show – Hot Sport 18h30 – 19h00
The award-winning Hot Sport on Hot91.9FM is a show presented by the highly experienced and well-loved John Walland. Featuring two topical one-on-one interviews of sporting individuals and previews and reviews on major sporting events by way of post-match analysis, Hot Sport truly stands out above the rest; this can be attributed to John Walland’s 35 years of experience. Drawing from his rather large little black book of big name sporting personalities to produce Hot Sport, this daily show (Monday to Thursday) is a 30 minutes blitz of the day’s sports as well as developing stories in the local and international sporting world. John’s ability to strike the iron while it’s hot, delivers relevant content and makes for compelling listening and a superbly curated and well-produced show; demonstrating his enthusiasm and passion for sport broadcasting.

Weekend Radio Show –The Classic Countdown with Kevin Savage – Sat 12h00 – 15h00


Easy like a Sunday morning is not just a fantastic song by Lionel Richie, it’s also how we like to keep things on Hot91.9FM. Between nine and noon let radio legend Kevin Savage’s rich vocal tone and laid-back delivery ease you into the day and prep you for an even easier afternoon. Expect for your favourite tunes, easy listening and the Sunday Q&A to keep the old grey matter from stewing. Catch up on the weeks’ entertainment news, from the bizarre to the banal, get the low-down on the highlights of the week, and relax to the best of Joburg’s Old Skool and R&B.