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SundayWrap: Farewell 2017, bring on the New Year!

Twenty Seventeen bows out, capping the most successful year yet for Indian community website Indian Spice.

The publication (indianspice.co.za) has gone from niche publication to mainstream news site, breaking news of interest to the southern African Indian community and international Indian Diaspora network.

Most Indian households have at least one family member who gets Indian Spice has hovered around a hundred thousand monthly unique visitors until a spate of hard-hitting news and new social media platforms doubled those numbers. The daily news wrap (The Daily Roti) is sent out on WhatsApp and the newsletters reach over 200,000 subscribers across various lifestyle & ethnic segments.

Naufal Khan, Founder and Publisher, attributes the wave of success of Spice to the forward thinking that happened over a decade ago when there was no emerging digital platform to cater fully for the lifestyle market of Indian consumers. read more

The Minister of Funny

Adventures of 9Boy an Indian entertainment platform based in South Africa producing hilarious videos, audio series and web series on channels at IndianSpice. Tanz Govender has become a household name across South Africa and expats bringing you the best comedy possible, Indian Spice played an integral part in supporting the creativity of 9 Boy who rose to fame with his unique take on South African Indian persona’s of everyday life. Here’s some of his recent work here

Bringing users closer with innovation

Spice will be launching the iOS & Android app in 2018 bringing our users closer together with streaming radio, exclusive offerings on products and premium content.

The publication, Indian Spice has been incorporated into AdiShakti Media, majority owned by Khan. The platform and incomparable contacts accumulated over a decade have spring boarded the company into adjacent business ventures which include an events firm, radio and television, book publishing & NPO projects for 2018. AdiShakti is currently in a round of funding in order to fulfill on the opportunities it has unlocked.

The Indian Spice team

The team of writers are a collective of newshounds, maverick story tellers, editors, producers, designers, analysts and reporters who have cut their teeth on the best news teams in the country and the world. Visit here to learn more about the Indian Spice collective of writers.

The website has gone through a makeover to cater for the demands of an audience that consumes content on-the-fly and 90% on mobile devices compared to 5 years ago where readers spent time on desktops.

The website primarily catered for the core verticals in the audience market providing mainstream news, opinion, entertainment news, arts & culture, LGBT news and diary events. The lifestyle segments demanded more and Spice incorporated new additions to the website which include careers, business, travel, home, personal finance, Indian weddings and a range of other lifestyle interests.

I don’t like cricket, I LOVE it!

India will tour South Africa for a three-Test, six-ODI and three-Twenty20 series, starting January 5 and it is being touted as the most challenging assignment so far for Kohli as captain.

The Men In Blue will play the first Test on January 5, 2018 in Cape Town. Centurion will hold the second Test between the two countries from January 13, while the third and the final Test of the series is scheduled for January 24.

  1. IND v SA full schedule click here
  2. India’s bond with SA on and off the field click here
  3. Cricketer Dhawan’s family blocked from travelling to SA click here

Padmavati is now Padmavat

Big relief for Padmavati Filmmakers. CBFC proceeds with Certification for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film including renaming it to Padmavat. click here

Mr India SA’s Farouk Satar sharing some love!

Recently crowned ruler Dr. Farouk Satar certainly lives up to the statement of beauty with a purpose! He shared some Christmas cheer at the Arbor Village Old Age Home. Here’s what he did for them.

India creating jobs with new training institute in KZN

South Africa has offered to provide land at no cost to set up this training hub proposed to be run by Indian experts and entrepreneurs.