A unique map of South Africa produced 222 years ago for King Louis XVI and never before exhibited, will form the centre-piece of the exhibition, The King’s Map: Francois le Vaillant in Southern Africa, 1781 -1784. The exhibition, on show at the Iziko South African Museum from 30 November 2012 until 26 May 2013 forms part of the prestigious ‘French Season’ - the multifaceted bilateral collaboration between France and South Africa. This groundbreaking collaborative project links histories, art and nature. Showcasing rare historic artefacts, it reassesses Le Vaillant’s role as a critic of colonialism and a defender of human rights. Please join Curator, Professor Ian Glenn and exhibition designer Roger van Wyk for a media preview and walkabout of the exhibition, The King’s Map: Francois le Vaillant in southern Africa, 1781-1784 MEDIA PREVIEW: Date: 28 November 2012 Time: 11:00 Venue: Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street Cape Town RSVP: Melody Kleinsmith on +27 21 481 3861 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org Event organised as part of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 www.france-southafrica.com More Info: Author: Melody Kleinsmith from Iziko Museums of South Africa. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .
Sustainable design prototypes exhibited at The Hub Prototypes of the winning designs of the 2011-2012 Fresh Talent competition, hosted by the then known Eco Design Initiative (which in August rebranded to Shift: Inspiring sustainable design) will be on show at The Hub in Johannesburg from 14 November. The exhibition marks the final leg of the past year’s competition and coincides with Global Entrepreneurship week, an international initiative that introduces the act and art of entrepreneurship to young people in various countries. The exhibition will run from 14-24 November and entry is free. Says Janine Johnston, CEO of Shift: “We are very excited to launch the Johannesburg exhibition of the 2011-2012 competition on this date as one of our aims is to not only teach young creatives to design sustainably but also to think in an entrepreneurial way when designing. After all, sustainable design aims to deliver social, environmental and economic benefits.” The annual Fresh Talent competition invites young people to design sustainable solutions for a range of challenges faced by people and the environment. Showcasing the designs and concept prototypes of the 2011-2012 winners and multi-media stories of the finalists’ journey into sustainable design through their participation in Shift’s educational exchange program, the exhibition also offers the opportunity to view global examples of sustainable design curated with INDEX: Design to Improve Life®. The winners of the 2011-2012 Fresh Talent Competition are, Gabriele Birkenmayer for Shoots –A Grassroots Bamboo Project (first place), Wayde Dyers for his Vermiculture Growth System (second place), and Marieke Adams for the Ikghuphu Sleeve (third place). The Exhibition is free and open daily from 9am to 9pm at The Hub, 4 De Beer St (cnr Smit St), Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2000 For more information visit www.theshift.org.za, or email email@example.com or watch our latest videos on . . .
After a relentless search for virtual clues, Heinrich and Izelle Kilian were crowned as the ultimate winners of the virtual treasure hunt staged by leading travel magazines Go! and Weg. The couple from Port Elizabeth drove off with a brand new, custom-fitted Mahindra XUV500 valued at R350 000. From April to September, the magazines sent their readers on a virtual travel adventure by hiding virtual clues in one of the nineteen South African national parks. Huge monthly prizes were up for grabs and entries literally poured in from all corners of the country. The monthly clues enticed readers to explore national parks from the Golden Gate in the Free State and the Garden Route national park in the Southern Cape to the Mapungubwe in Limpopo and the world famous Kruger national park. According to Go! editor Barnie Louw, the reader response was incredible. “In total, we received more than 270 000 entries via the various entry platforms. The feedback from our readers has been overwhelmingly positive and the competition definitely placed the spotlight on our incredible natural treasures again. Readers of all ages were mesmerised by the hide-and-seek concept and once again fell under the spell of our national parks,” explains Louw. More Info: http://www.gomag.co.za Author: Ronelda Visser from Peridot Communications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Two To gain access to Two image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Heinrich and Izelle Kilian with the keys to their brand new SUV. Photographer: Media24 Barnie Louw, editor-in-chief Weg /go! with George Schaaf, owner of LA Sport (Eastern Cape), Danie Maré, dealer principal of Mahindra PE with the Kilians during the official handover. Photographer: Media 24 Photographer: [/l2g] . . .
The most glamorous event in the country has found a new home in the historic town of Stellenbosch. The annual Bovril Black Tie gala dinner staged by Cultivaria will move to the oak-lined streets of this quaint Boland town and infuse it with a festive circus atmosphere and many live performances. On Friday, 23 November, the longest table in the country will be set for a dazzling three-course open-air banquet featuring a gourmet menu inspired by seasonal produce and award-winning wines. Celebrated local chefs have joined forces with catering and events specialists Knights Events & Catering and Longridge wine estate to create a dining experience par excellence of fabulous food, wonderful wines and mesmerising live entertainment. Fire dancers, jugglers, trapeze artists and tightrope walkers will have guests on the edge of their seats. The star-studded starters take on an Eastern flavour with Teriyaki seared Salmon Goujon on a cucumber salad with a sushi rice star stuffed with pickled ginger and sour cream and served with a wild herb dressing. The fruity fullness of the 2008 Longridge Chardonnay, a Top 100 SA wine with a 4 ½-star Platter rating, will be the perfect pairing partner for the richness of the fish. The mouth-watering main course will feature griddled matured beef fillet marinated in olive oil and cracked black pepper corns served with a lemon citrus polenta cake, a skewer of fresh seasonal baby vegetables and a herbed pastry straw accompanied by a luscious Bovril jus. The berry flavours of the 2007 Longridge Cabernet Sauvignon, which received four stars in Platter, will wonderfully complement the robust meat dish. For a delicious dessert finale, the subtle sweetness of the 2011 Longridge Edelgoud Noble Late Harvest is paired with a sublime hot chocolate dessert on a biscuit crust served with fresh cream, seasonal berry coulis and topped with a fresh mint sprig. Actor and radio personality Ian Wessels will be the master of ceremonies, while . . .
Food lovers and connoisseurs are set for a serious dose of inspiration in the build-up to the much-anticipated Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards, as Eat Out launches its first-ever full day conference, to be held on Saturday 24 November at The Westin Cape Town. The Eat Out DStv Food Network conference aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing in the South African food community and will be of value to chefs, restaurateurs, journalists, critics and anyone who is passionate about food. Eat Out editor, judge and speaker at the conference Abigail Donnelly says: “We hope that the conference will build relationships, encourage networking and, above all, inspire local chefs. With the line-up of chefs sharing their inspiration and work, the day’s talks can’t help but be thought-provoking.” Headlining the conference is Massimo Bottura, chef and owner of Osteria Francescana, the world’s 5th best restaurant according to the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list. The recipient of three Michelin stars, Bottura is probably the most influential of the new wave of Italian chefs, and his avant-garde approach to cooking is bound to captivate conference attendees. Says Bottura: “I jumped at the opportunity to come to South Africa. Not only have I heard so many interesting things about it culturally, but as of late, gastronomically too. I have also had the good fortune to meet two incredible chefs working there today – Margot Janse and Luke Dale-Roberts. They have very different kitchens and diverse approaches to gastronomy, which leads me to believe that South Africa has a lot to offer. “Moreover, I have recently read that South Africa is campaigning to get rid of excess sugar, salt and cholesterol; put emphasis on healthy and affordable food; register local products which are exclusive to South Africa; and create even more fairtrade and organic options for consumers and diners. This is just remarkable. Very similar to what we chefs in Italy . . .
The first annual ECA(SA) Presidential Excellence Awards 2012 has been a great success. The brainchild of outgoing President, Mark Mfikoe, the Awards were conceived in late 2011 and began to take shape and speed by May 2012. As with any success, achievement is dependent on commitment and unfailing support. The ECA(SA) is extremely grateful to the four key sponsors of the 2012 Awards events. Firstly, Eskom, which came on board when the process was barely developed and committed to helping make the Awards dinner a roaring success. In addition, Eskom offered valuable advice and support over the long term for ECA(SA) members. Next, ECA(SA) associate member, Eaton Electric SA, grabbed the opportunity to sponsor the first National Golf Day at the Killarney Golf Club. With its unbelievable generosity, the 80 player field were wonderfully spoilt and enjoyed a fun Sunday of golf. One of the newest ECA(SA) associate members partnered to make the Annual Conference a reality. A special thanks to Brother SA who's support and abundance of spectacular giveaways helped to make all the events more memorable. Last, but not least, the Copper Development Association Africa joined the sponsor team providing spectacular trophies and certificates for all the winners. With a special interest in the electrical industry, the Copper Development Association Africa will also remain a valuable partner to the ECA(SA). Says Mark Mfikoe, "These four sponsors helped to make the dream of recognising excellence in the electrical contracting industry a reality. Our sincere thanks to them for the support for our Awards and the wonderful partnerships we have now created. The ECA(SA) is nurturing its members to provide world class service to all citizens of South Africa. Special thanks to the Awards Committee consisting of Chris, Christine, John and Lorraine. Nice to have a team with so much focus on the finishing line, that challenged itself to produce the best to realise this little . . .
Media Release The Unlimited Ozzie Gladwin Date: 11 November 2012 Subject: Unathi finishes her first canoe marathon at The Unlimited Ozzie Gladwin. Please click on the links to download high resolution images. http://www.raydevries.co.za/images/OzzieGladwinD43.jpg http://www.raydevries.co.za/images/OzzieGladwinD44.jpg Deep Caption: Radio personality and South African Idols judge, Unathi Msengana successfully completed her debut canoe marathon at The Unlimited Ozzie Gladwin at Albert Falls just outside Pietermaritzburg on Sunday. "I loved every minute of it! The camaraderie amongst the paddlers is amazing, and I'm looking forward to competing in the Dusi next year" said Msengana. Released by Ray de Vries of Ray de Vries Communications. For more information kindly contact: Carole Johnstone: Cell: 083 229 8374 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org More Info: http://www.raydevries.co.za Author: Gerard Griessel from Ray de Vries Communications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None To gain access to None image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Radio personality and South African Idols judge, Unathi Msengana successfully completed her debut canoe marathon at The Unlimited Ozzie Gladwin at Albert Falls just outside Pietermaritzburg on Sunday. Photographer: Supplied [/l2g] . . .
Just in time for summer, the national frozen yoghurt franchise, Wakaberry, will be opening their very first Cape Town store, on Kloof Street. Wakaberry, a self-service, soft-serve frozen yoghurt brand established in Durban in May 2011, will be opening a store in Cape Town on Kloof Street on the 16th of November. Nationally, this is their 7th store but it is their first for the Mother City. The new development is as a result of enormous growth of the brand and a massive demand by franchisees and customers alike. Wakaberry creates an experience where their customers (affectionately known as Wakafans) can ‘self’ swirl their soft serve frozen yoghurt (98% fat free) and add a variety of toppings. Flavours vary from store to store but customers can expect a wide variety including classics like Strawberry, Vanilla, Mixed Berry and English Toffee and quirkier taste sensations like Condensed Milk, Cheesecake, Kiwi, Watermelon and Green Apple. Toppings wise, for the fit and healthy they offer fresh fruit, nuts, and cereals, and for the downright wicked there are deliciously decadent desserts such as sweets, chocolates and sauces. Wakaberry was the first South African frozen yoghurt brand to offer this unique self serve concept that allows each customer to be the boss of their own creation. The affordable pricing and their pay-per-weight system means that customers can have as much or as little as they like. The price per 100gr is R11.00 and customers weigh their dessert once they have swirled their yoghurt and added their toppings. The founders, inspired by the growing “Froyo” industry around the world, saw an opportunity to create something new, fresh and exciting in South Africa. The name Wakaberry was born from the excitement surrounding the 2010 South African Soccer World Cup and the Shakira / Freshly Ground anthem “Waka Waka” that rocked South Africa and the rest of the world. The founders are born and bred Durbanites. Ken, Michele and David, all agree . . .
The celebrity line-up for The Unlimited Dusi canoe marathon next year has received another boost with media personality and award-winning performer Unathi Msengana announcing her participation. Unathi has become a household name as host of the Metro FM morning drivetime show and more recently as a judge on the Idols talent competition. She will be joining media personalities such as 5fm sports presenter Sias du Plessis and TV and radio presenter Liezel van der Westhuizen in tackling the greatest canoe marathon in Africa. Du Plessis will head up The Unlimited Charity Batch to raise awareness for The Unlimited Child, an early childhood intervention initiative and one of the official event charities. “I love a challenge and am always ready to tackle something new. I also have a really competitive streak, so I could not resist when Sias approached me to join this initiative. I am very committed to maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle and this should add a new dimension to my exercise regime as I’ve never paddled before. The running will definitely be an extreme endurance test as I’ve had operations to both my knees, but I’ll be training hard over the next couple of months to make sure that I can complete 10 kilometres of portage, which means carrying the canoe on land. In addition, I’m also doing a lot of rowing and super circuit at the gym to build up my strength and cardio fitness,” mentions Unathi. During the run-up to The Unlimited Dusi in February 2013, she will be participating in a number of canoeing races and has already been receiving guidance from previous Dusi winner Thulani Mbanjwa, who is aiming for a top three finish in next year’s event. Unathi will be in extremely capable hands as she will be paddling with 11-time world champion surf skier Oscar Chalupsky, who has guided well-known personalities such as Bafana coach Clive Barker, soccer star Doctor Khumalo and former Miss South Africa Peggy Sue Khumalo down the river for this amazing . . .
KZN Athletics president, Sello Mokoena announced today that the federation will be hosting a special coaching symposium on the 8th and 9th of December 2012 in a drive to help develop coaching in each of the province’s districts. According to Mokoena, the symposium was organized when KZN Sport & Recreation MEC, Ms Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha urged provincial athletics federations to produce results as return on public investment allocated to provincial federations each year. “Ms. Sibhidla-Saphetha has expressed the need for provincial federations to play a larger role in development at grass root, as well as with elite athletes; athletes that could potentially go to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. KZN Athletics plans to develop at least ten Olympians from Kwazulu-Natal alone, and this coaching symposium will set the wheels in motion for us” said Mokoena. The symposium, sponsored by the DSR, will provide a platform for KZN Athletics officials and coaches from around KZN to come up with a solid coaching structure, as well as a coaching and training plan for those athletes. “Athletics South Africa has negotiated a structured IAAF levels 1 & 2 coaching programme to be offered in South Africa in 2013, while we would like to take advantage of this opportunity, we believe out there in the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal lies athletics germ-stones waiting to be discovered, developed and nurtured to become the best in the world, it is for this reason that we felt a coaching development programme that will include all 11 districts should be the starting point. We believe that the successful development of talented athletes rests with their coaches’ ability to train them correctly and look after their health, fitness and welfare over a significant period of time. We would like to develop a solid four year plan, and if we stick to it, we are sure to identify the province’s most talented athletes and help them develop into Olympic athletes” said . . .