Current and former SA hockey greats will be making their way to Stellenbosch these school holidays to provide high-level performance training and mentorship to the Western Cape’s passionate hockey fraternity as part of the Investec Hockey Academy on Friday, 8 and Saturday, 9 July at Bloemhof Hoër Meisieskool. Travelling to various provinces throughout the year, each time with a new set of coaches, the Investec Hockey Academy provides school-going players and hockey coaches with an opportunity to work on their skills and strategies, stay up-to-date with the latest techniques and learn what it takes to succeed while working closely with international players, coaches and experts involved in the game. Those attending the July courses can look forward to meeting and learning from the greats of the game. The star-studded, passionate line-up of coaches participating in the Stellenbosch course are national players Wade Paton, Lloyd Norris-Jones and Shelley Russell; national player and Cape Town-local Quanita Bobbs; as well as national coaches Kurt Serfontein (SA women’s assistant coach) and Lindsey Wright (SA under-21 women’s coach). Important behind the scenes training is also offered by the academy’s experts Ruan Fourie (former Lions and Sharks physiotherapist), Lauren Penny (former national hockey player and psychologist) and Grant van Gelden (vision training expert) who will be providing the young players with a better understanding of all the game’s elements. National player and general manager of the academy, Shelley Russell, is the driving force behind making sure that the academy’s goals are achieved through her love for the game. “We try to give young, aspiring hockey stars a glimpse, and start the process, of what is required to fine-tune their skills and abilities. The Investec Hockey Academy is a platform where these passionate hockey players can learn and improve their skills by being exposed to top-level coaching personnel. We hope to create an . . .
Eversheds (KZN) were appointed to advise Oceans Umhlanga in the contract negotiations between Oceans Umhlanga and Rezidor (part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group). The conclusion of the contract was celebrated at a media launch held at The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga last Thursday, 2nd June 2016 where the Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga was officially announced. The hotel will form part of the much anticipated Oceans Umhlanga development, which will include a shopping mall and luxury residential apartments. In attendance at the media launch were the newly appointed KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Willies Mchunu, Miss South Africa, Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, and Mrs South Africa First Princess, Aldytha da Sylva, as well as other notable sports and business leaders. “Congratulations to Lara Wills on receiving praise for her work done from our client at the media launch of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga. Well done Lara!”-Andrew Turner, Senior Partner, Eversheds KZN See below articles relating to the deal: http://www.5stardurban.co.za/oceans-introduces-r700-million-gem-to-triangle-of-opulence/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxrAWEH6K8g CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is on the hunt for an effervescent emcee to host the ACT Scholarships final at the Market Theatre on Monday, 10 October. Aspiring emcees from around the country will have the opportunity to audition for this prestigious position, as ACT visits various South African cities and towns to host the Scholarships auditions. Kicking off later this month, the Scholarships auditions will see matric, first and second year performing arts scholars and students battle it out for a position in the finals. Winners will each receive a share of R800,000, to go towards tuition fees for a performing arts qualification at any accredited South African tertiary institution. The winner of the emcee search will host the ultimate showcase of these Scholarships finalists, who will be displaying their passion and skills through song, dance and acting. The dramatic nature of this final event requires the dynamism of a talented emcee, someone who oozes charisma and is able to tie all the finalists’ performances together seamlessly. In 2015, this task was bestowed upon Raymond Motadi, who has since gone on to host a variety of radio and TV shows. Motadi says a friend talked him into auditioning for the emcee position, something he says he will forever be grateful. “The experience was an incredible one, it allowed me to grow as an entertainer and performer,” Motadi says. “I also had an opportunity to work with people who have done amazing things within the arts, thus allowing me to take note of their work ethic, which I found passionate and riveting.” “Emceeing the Scholarships final definitely enhanced my career in a sense that people still remember my face and they tune into my radio show on Tshwane FM. People also text me to find out when I'm performing or when am I hosting an event,” he continues. Motadi says he whole-heartedly encourages aspirant entertainers to audition for the ACT Scholarships emcee position; “it is an amazing . . .
Two well-known and highly regarded South African art specialists have come together to launch a new brand of auctioneering firm that responds to the needs and requirements of this rapidly growing industry. Mary-Jane Darroll and Ruarc Peffers are launching Aspire Art Auctions. These partners are creating an auction house with a clear vision that focuses entirely on the promotion of the fine arts, stemming from their respective careers in the field. Ruarc Peffers completed a first-class Masters in curating and criticism at Edinburgh University and is South Africa’s most skilled art auctioneer, while Mary-Jane Darroll, since completing her Masters in Fine Arts degree, has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in auction, as well as curating important historical and contemporary exhibitions. Their company, Aspire Art Auctions, represents a grouping of partners with formidable agglomerated knowledge and specialisation – representing the longest combined secondary art market experience in South Africa. “Our goal is to promote, advance, build and sustain the South African art market, not only on home soil but with a specific and intentional international reach,” says Darroll. Over the past two decades, the South African art market has emerged from a small enterprise to a multi-million-rand industry and is increasingly developing in value to be more in line with international pricing. Though the quality of art produced locally is on par with international art, the values still tend to lag. According to Peffers, South Africa’s leading art auctioneer, “significant international interest in the African art market is based on both the caliber of the art produced and its increasing value in the global market.” He continues, “Our interest in the industry is to build a significant and strong market for South African and African art now and into the future, and to increase the profile of local art and artists, both here and abroad.” Darroll points out that in the last . . .
Promising FNB NMMU-Madibaz rugby player Junior Pokomela had a big decision to make when he made a name for himself as a top schools star in 2014. Having being selected for the South African Schools team, the former Grey High pupil had to consider offers from the Cheetahs and the EP Kings as he pondered his future. Two years later, Pokomela has no doubt that the decision to stay in his home town of Port Elizabeth was the best move for him. The tall number eight was a key performer for the EP Kings U19 team in winning last year's Currie Cup premier division title, and he now faces the next challenge of his burgeoning career when he represents South Africa at the Junior World Rugby Championship in England from Tuesday. While the Baby Boks will be among the top contenders for the title, Pokomela said their immediate focus was only on their opening match against Japan. "I have not set myself too many goals at this stage," Pokomela, christened Siphatu, but now known mainly as Junior, said. "My only aim is to make the starting team to play Japan and then to take it from there." He said he was delighted to have a number of his university team-mates – Jeremy Ward, the captain, Tango Balekile, Nicolaas Oosthuizen and Keanu Vers – in the squad. "It's great to have them here, but I have also made some new friends, so it's very chilled and there is a great vibe in the camp," said the 19-year-old. "The guys are confident and positive, but we know there will be some tough opponents, such as England and New Zealand. But, for the moment, we are only focusing on Japan." Pokomela said he had to make the tough decision to join the Cheetahs or the Saru Kings Academy while he was still in high school. "Robbi Kempson (former Springbok and Academy manager) spoke to me and told me of my opportunities with the Kings, where I would be able to study and play at the same time. "As I look back, I'm so happy to have made that decision. Born and bred in PE, I . . .
Want to sell off items which you do not require? Looking for buyers who will pay a fair price? Or, are you in need of some immediate furnishings for your new apartment? Looking for a fair bid? At Velox Auctioneers you will find it all. Be it buying or selling, they look into the needs of both the sellers and buyers. Velox can help you find the right price for your item and also help you buy items at just market value. They go by the motto of fair pricing. Velox Auctioneers have a passion for people interaction and the catering industry in particular. They specialise mostly in catering equipment auction. All the formalities regarding an auction are taken care of by Velox. All a seller has to do is, wait for good returns. The most recent bid available at Velox Auctioneers is an Auction at Cape Town, where auctioneers of Cape Town are taking part. Catering equipment auctions are taking place where used restaurant equipment are being auctioned. It’s at 11 AM on 7th of June, 27 Stella Road, Montague Gardens. Hurry! Velox Auctioneers offers a range of benefits to their clients. They provide several auction services like industrial auctions, wine auctions, catering equipment auctions, engineering auctions and others. If you are overloaded with items at home, office or workplace, Velox Auctioneers is the place to be. Auction chairs, tables, bikes and cars. Auction catering equipment, property and farm implements. Auction anything and almost everything! You can also be up to date with all the auctions, by simply subscribing to them on their website. Velox Auctioneers will make sure that any new update is notified via mail or short message services (as per your choice). To acquire more information on Velox Auctioneers and avail the latest offers and bids, please visit http://www.veloxauctioneers.co.za/ CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
June 2016 - Nutritional Therapist, Author, Researcher and Speaker, Sally-Ann Creed, has developed a range of activated nuts and seeds for the South African market – almonds, Brazil and pecan nuts as well as pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Initially they are available at selected Dis-Chem stores in the Western Cape, as of mid June 2016, then rolling out to stores countrywide. They will also reach the market in time for her upcoming book launches during 2016. Activated nuts and seeds, the term used in the food and health industry, particularly in whole food and Paleo circles, describes the soaking and dehydrating technique to remove the phytates, anti-nutrients and enzyme inhibitors from nuts and seeds. The products also taste lighter, crispier, are easier to digest and are significantly more nutritious. Often these inhibitory factors cause extreme digestive distress and intolerance in some individuals, in others it is merely a feeling of considerable discomfort – such as bloating and lethargy. The anti-nutrients, bind nutrients preventing absorption of extremely important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, manganese and many others. By activating nuts and seeds, the enzyme inhibitors are neutralised, thereby preventing uncomfortable side effects. Beneficial enzymes are retained if the drying process is undertaken at less than 50 degrees C, which then make these nutrients and healthy fats bioavailable to the body instead of binding them. Minerals are all-important to good health. Zinc & magnesium are responsible for over 300 important enzymatic processes in the body including immunity – constant binding of these minerals may lead to a host of deficiency symptoms, which could significantly impact good health. Iron is bound by phytic acid, needed to make red blood cells. Soaking and dehydrating raw nuts and seeds also creates an end result similar to roasted nuts, but without the added vegetable oils or high temperature roasting that can . . .
School of Rock Claremont, South Africa’s leading performance-based music school is proud to announce its 4th Season Show, Mzansi Rocks which will take place on 18 June at the Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest. The show will see performances from various School of Rock students and promises a complete celebration of local music! School of Rock Claremont recently hit their one year milestone and continue to celebrate their first year of business by hosting two season shows, one at 12pm and the other at 3pm on the Saturday, 18th June. The show will feature performances from kids as young as 8 years old, with music renditions to 20 of South Africa’s most celebrated musicians and bands, including the late and iconic Brenda Fassie, Johnny Clegg, Prime Circle and Beatenberg. If you’re looking for a day filled with great music and to let your hair down with your entire family, then this show will certainly be up your alley. Hurry along and get your tickets and avoid any form of FOMO. Tickets can be purchased from School of Rock Claremont and are R120 each. Support local music talent with School of Rock! Show details: Theme: Mzansi Rocks Date: 18 June 2016 Venue: Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest Time: There will be two shows, one at 12pm and the other at 3pm Tickets: R120 CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
School of Rock Claremont will be hosting two separate camps this Winter holiday INSTRUMENT WORKSHOPS: 27-29 June We will be running a 3-day winter instrument workshop from 9am - 2pm over the following days: Monday 27th June - Vocals and Keys Workshop Tuesday 28th June - Guitar Workshop Wednesday 29th June - Drums, Bass and Percussion Workshop The workshops will be run by our highly skilled instructors from each of our music departments. These workshops accommodate players of all skill levels and will be split into two age groups 6-10 year olds and 11-18 year olds, with a maximum of 10 students per group. The cost per day for each workshop is R600 per student. You do not have to attend all three workshops, you choose the days you would like to attend. PUNK ROCK CAMP: 11-13 July We will be hosting a PUNK ROCK camp from the 11th-13th July from 9am - 1pm each day. This camp is only open to students 11-18 years of age and must be competent on their instrument. This is an awesome camp to join and have a lot of fun this winter. Meet kids your age and walk away having had a blast learning Punk Rock songs and hopefully sign-up into our Performance Programme to be part of our next Season Show: PUNK ROCK. Join the Punk Rock Camp, play in a band, choose a band name, practice and perform! The cost of the 3 day PUNK ROCK CAMP is R1500 per student. Each student signs-up for the full 3 days Limited spaces available so BOOK NOW!!!! Please note your booking can only be confirmed once payment is received. Bookings close 48-hours prior to the commencement of each camp. DO NOT DELAY! TO BOOK: Call 021 671 9580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org CAMP BREAKDOWN: Winter Instrument Workshops @ R600 per day (9am-2pm) Monday 27th June - Vocals and Keys Workshop Tuesday 28th June - Guitar Workshop Wednesday 29th June - Drums, Bass and Percussion Workshop Punk Rock Camp @ R1500 for the 3-day camp Monday 11th - . . .
World-celebrated guitar virtuoso Guy Buttery will be visiting Johannesburg for a one off solo performance at The Orbit. In support of his 6th studio album, simply entitled Guy Buttery, he returns with a brand new approach to South African musical landscapes - seamlessly merging traditional musical genres with ambient and groove driven psychedelia. Guy has long been revered as one of the country’s greatest live performers. The album Guy Buttery is almost two years in the making and sees him collaborating with some of the country’s finest musicians, including Vusi Mahlasela, Dan Patlansky, Nibs Van Der Spuy, Shane Cooper, Derek Gripper, and Chris Letcher – as well as French based singer Piers Faccini, and one of Guy’s lifelong musical heroes, multi-Grammy Award winner and founder of Windham Hill Records, Will Ackerman. In just a few weeks of its release, the album has already received a SAMA nomination and has reached #5 on the US Charts for World/Instrumental Music. A multi-award winning musician and one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world today, Guy continues to bring his deep sense of musical understanding into his compositions – his songs are delicate, yet fierce, profoundly deliberate, yet still spontaneous and playful. He is truly one of the country’s finest fingerstyle guitarists and one of South Africa’s most talented musical exports. Guy Buttery is available on iTunes, Amazon, Deezer and numerous other outlets. To stream, or buy the album on download, CD or vinyl, visit - https://guybuttery.bandcamp.com/ Catch Guy Buttery live at The Orbit. Date – Sunday, June 19th Venue – The Orbit - Home of Jazz Address – 81 de Korte Street Time – 6:00pm Price – R130 Contact – 011 339 6645 / email@example.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-YbSl36xiw CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .