SUPERHEROES VS VILLAINS AT MALL OF THE SOUTH JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 2017 - For the first time EVER, superheroes will be taking over Mall of the South at ComicEx from the 2nd to the 3rd of December 2017, on Level 0 near Entrance 2, between 8am and 7pm on each day. ComicEx is a Comic-Con style event with a celebration of different aspects of “geek culture”. A place where fans of gaming, sci-fi movies, cosplay, superheroes and villains, wizards, zombies, etc. can come together and have pure fun. Mall of the South in association with Caxton Alberton Record, Comaro Chronicle, Southern Courier and GetIt Jo’burg South and Alberton, Easyweb and Dion Wired, are proud to host the first ComicEx in South Africa. Come as your favourite hero or villain and join us at ComicEx with loads of entertainment, including: live action role play, cosplay, gaming, alien paintball arena, movie theatre, free Wi-Fi access compliments of Easyweb, comic book stalls, merchandizing stalls, giveaways and much more. ComixEx is strictly a pre-ticketed event. One-hundred Rand (R100) gets you in per day or one-hundred-and-fifty Rand (R150) for two days. Tickets are limited, so be sure to get your tickets from Easyweb, Mall of the South Centre Management and at selected restaurant at the Mall, including: Col’cacchio, South Dakota Spur, Just Darling coffee shop, Mochachos and Rocomamas. No tickets will be sold at the door. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Johannesburg Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). A local children’s’ home will also be invited to enjoy a VIP experience at ComicEx. “A hero can be anyone” (Batman, The Dark Knight Rises); so tell your friends; tell all your friends, Mall of the South is the place to be this December. For more info visit www.mallofthesouth.co.za or contact ComicEx on 072 923 6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep up-to-date with Mall of the South’s news and events. Simply visit . . .
Human strength in the face of adversity was a source of inspiration for one of Port Elizabeth's top designers ahead of the annual SPAR Eastern Cape Jason Kieck Fashion Extravaganza. Themed "Hope of Africa", Kieck said this year's designs were sure to embody the fighting spirit of African people. And, with the Igazi Foundation the beneficiary for the fourth year running, he said his plan was to take the audience on an emotional trip. The only dedicated haematological services NGO in the country, the PE-based organisation have grown to be a recognised champion in this field internationally. "This year we would like to take the audience on an emotional rollercoaster. There will be excitement, anticipation and sadness - because of the link with cancer - but all will end in joy," said Kieck. Last year's "Elemental" show wowed audiences and the designer said he knew he would be hard-pushed to meet expectations. In no way daunted by the task at hand, he said the show would also be about showcasing local talent. "The theme is African-inspired, so there will be various forms of African influence throughout the evening, whether it be accenting indigenous flora, bits of tribal influence in some of the ranges or displaying the spirit of Africa - which is togetherness and Ubuntu." Featuring Kieck's trademark style and elegance, he said the extravaganza would also incorporate traditional geometric shapes, strong colours and tribal designs. Local songstress Amanda Faku, a contestant on this year's The Voice South Africa, will lend her voice to the occasion to add to the local flavour. Jeweller Morris Luiters, photographer Ryan Plakonouris, artist Janine Every and popular Cape Town band 3 Tons of Fun will also feature. "It's all about the fact that what South Africa and Africa have to put out there is as good as on any international stage," said Kieck. He was appreciative of the relationships that had formed over the years, especially those with the . . .
https://youtu.be/nYOBhhHl6OY A foretaste of what you can expect at the Nelson Mandela Bay Jazz Legacy event as Andile Yenana on Keyboards, Lex Futshane on Double Bass and Temba Ncetani on Flute, debut Zim's Tune - one of the tunes they will play at the Port Elizabeth Opera House on 24 and 25 November 2017. From: Alan Straton More Info here: http://mype.co.za CLICK HERE to submit a Video Press Release to MyPR. . . .
Durban - Now you can pique your palette with over 15 Methode Cap Classiques (MCCs) at Two Acres’ brand new MCC room, specifically designed for exclusive parties of ten! “For those who love to taste and experiment, Two Acres is a foodie destination of choice and we are thrilled to announce is one of the first establishments in Kwa-Zulu to provide this unique offering,” says Kathleen Walsh, Co-Owner of Two Acres. Two Acres has always been a top spot for both locals and tourists alike, but this new addition, dedicated to finest sparkling wines of the Cape, makes it an absolute must-see. “From Graham Beck and Le Lude to Simonsig and Jacques Bruére, we offer all these bubblies and more,” Kathleen explains. Using only the freshest, carefully-sourced local produce and combining it with superb sparkling wines, means that visitors are offered a diverse culinary experience that is guaranteed to make you want to make every day a celebration! For more info or bookings contact Kathleen Walsh Two Acres 1 Country Lane, Assagay, KZN Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal 031 768 1957 CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
BYLINE: There is a stigma attached to what it means to make it as a young professional. Children feel they have to have incredible marks to be successful. They have the wrong idea. Cape Town has become an international centre for design and creativity, yet a gap still exists between design and education. Now imagine a programme that allows children to redesign their futures through a mentorship in design thinking. Sk8 for Gr8 is an initiative that launched on the 27th of March 2015 in The Woodstock Exchange. Alison Harris, a Cape Town based Art Director, is the founder of the initiative. Her desire for Sk8 for Gr8 is simple in its essence: to encourage design thinking in South Africa’s education philosophy. ‘What I love about the idea is that it allows kids who simply didn’t have the opportunity before to dream a little bigger,’ explains Harris. ‘So the magic in Sk8 for Gr8 is that it started with not much to its name… only a big dream. But it’s now becoming something solid and tangible. It’s walked the same path as I hope these kids will.’ Harris believes that children who grow up without an abundance of opportunity also grow up with a stigma attached to what being successful means. ‘Kids feel that if they struggle at school, there is no hope for them,’ says Parker. ‘In a nutshell, they have the wrong idea. Cape Town has far more to offer, and with the growing skate culture paired up with our incredible design talent found so easily within the city… I came up with Sk8 for Gr8.’ Sk8 for Gr8 is an initiative that pairs up extremely talented designers with children, to mentor them in design and expose their young minds to important skills and exceptional opportunities. The designers work together with the children in a series of four workshops to create beautifully designed skateboard decks, each design inspired by each child. Once these boards are produced, the originals get auctioned off at the initiative’s launch event and now they have gone a . . .
Fans of multiple award-winning musician, Zakes Bantwini, enjoyed an evening of music and dance as the star entertained the crowd at East London’s number one entertainment destination, Hemingways Casino. The non-stop four hour show was the official launch of Bantwini’s brand new album, Love, Light and Music 2. “His singing was paired with his popular dance moves and it also included a four-piece band which had our guests off their seats for the entire show. It sure was a night to remember,” says Hemingways Casino Marketing Manager, Neville Austin. For more information on upcoming events, visit www.tsogosun.com/hemingways-casino. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
One of the world’s biggest and most popular social sport and entertainment festivals, the Zando Cape Town 10s, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in February 2018! With the event already generating strong pre-sales, tickets are expected to sell out in record time. The 10th annual event will return to Hamilton Rugby Club from 2 to 3 February 2018, featuring a winning blend of the tried and tested sporting disciplines plus four exciting new sporting codes. All will be in the presence of the world’s biggest sporting legends, with the backdrop of an iconic host city. This celebratory year is set to attract old and new fans to the event that has captured the hearts and spirit of our sports-mad nation since 2009. The internationally acclaimed event and winner of the Discovery Sports Industry Award for Best Live Experience in 2016 will feature a staggering 8 different sporting codes including rugby, netball, dodgeball, beach volleyball as well as the newly introduced sports of 5 aside soccer and hockey, the ‘Run the 10s’ fun run and a unique fitness event. Over the years, 10s has featured a number of memorable moments, including guest appearances by the world’s greatest sporting legends: the late, great Jonah Lomu, Tana Umaga, Christian Cullen, Bryan Habana and former Protea skipper Graeme Smith. It’s going to be interesting to see the 2018 line-up, which is set to be announced in the coming months. For those that aren’t too fussed with the sporting aspect, there is the entertainment, which further cements the event as one that appeals to everyone. Guests can expect a world class entertainment line-up featuring top local and an international music act in 2018. Fokofpolisiekar, GoodLuck, Sketchy Bongo, DJ Sox, Majozi, the Light Years and many more will all take to the stage inside Africa biggest beer tent! Co- founder of Zando Cape Town 10s, Bob Skinstad comments “We are absolutely delighted with the success of the 10s brand and would like to thank . . .
The 2017 Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer will again be taking people of all ages to the streets of Nelson Mandela Bay on the 4th of November. Three non-governmental organisations have been chosen because they cover a wide range of programmes and service people living with cancer. CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa, Cansa and Igazi Foundation are the chosen beneficiaries for the walk that raises funds for cancer organisations. “Words do not do justice to how grateful we are to be a beneficiary of this amazing event in aid of cancer sufferers,” says Anne Marie Stephenson of CHOC. These funds will have a huge impact as current statistics indicate that children in the Eastern Cape are especially vulnerable. The Eastern Cape has the third highest childhood population and is also the second largest province-characterised by extensive under-developed rural areas with limited access to health care facilities or regular public transport. Poor children bear the brunt of disease in the EC, made worse by poor nutrition and living conditions. And yet, these are the children who have the least access to a health care facility. There are only two State Specialist Paediatric Oncology Units (POU’s) available to them, covering a distance of 168,966 km² over twelve districts. They are the Frere hospital in East London and approximately 300 km away, the Provincial Hospital in Port Elizabeth (PE). Most of the children supported by PE are between the ages of 2 and 15 years, with the majority from from the disadvantaged and rural communities of: Alexandria, Steytlerville, Booysen Park, Chetty, Jacksonville, and townships such as: Zwide, Motherwell, Kwadesi, Soweto, Joe Slovo and distant communities such as: Craddock, Graaf Reinette Alexandria, Port Alfred, Grahamstown, Tsitsikama. The PE branch currently supports children with cancer who are receiving regular treatment as outpatients at the hospital; those that are active chemotherapy patients and children that are seriously . . .
It was an epic day in Soweto on Wednesday, 25th October, for 60 of Emtee’s biggest fans who had the opportunity to feature in his latest music video, which is due to drop in December. Earlier this year, Chappies joined forces with the award-winning local rapper to create the Chappies Collab – an exciting competition where 60 lucky winners got to live the dream by being part of Emtee’s new music video. Excitement and selfies ran wild as Emtee arrived at Chaf Pozi restaurant for an hour-long meet and greet with his fans before the shoot kicked off. Winners were proudly posing with their limited edition Chappies t-shirts, signed CDs and stack of Chappies product. Nokuthula Nyembe, a student from KwaThema, said, “Today was the first time I got to meet Emtee. I was so excited because I am his biggest fan. I really got to talk to him and he’s such a great person. He kept smiling and laughing.” Sindiswa Mdala from Katlehong said, “The day was epic, beyond great. I have been a fan of Emtee since his first album Avery. Thank you Chappies Collab for this experience.” “Today was a hugely memorable day. The Chappies Collab presented a fun way to interact with a new generation of Chappies consumers and merge the heritage of Chappies with local music talent,” said Kerisha Govender, Mondelez Category Brand Manager Gum SA. Once on set, only the winners and crew were allowed hear to the star‘s latest track. The rest of us will be kept in suspense until December. For more information, and to keep track of the Chappies Collab, visit the Chappies Facebook page. #ChappiesCollab CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Where do South Africans go for their favourite burgers, coffee and steaks? The people’s favourite eateries in the Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga were revealed at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries celebrations in Cape Town and Johannesburg on 17 and 24 October. These accolades were presented after a year-long period of voting and a gruelling adjudicating process. The top names in each category were determined by star ratings given by the public on eatout.co.za, in conjunction with scoring from professional Eat Out critics. This is the third year running that Eat Out, together with Mercedes-Benz, has invited the public to help choose South Africa’s favourite everyday restaurants. “While the winners in previous years were chosen solely based on public reviews, this year restaurant owners and food enthusiasts asked for the experts on our panel of critics to play a bigger role,” said Anelde Greeff, editor-in-chief of Eat Out. “Our critics visited each of the eligible restaurants that received enough high scores from fans to review them and give their own scores. Final results were then based on a 50-50 composite rating from the public and the critics.” The 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries winners and highly commended restaurants are: Western Cape: Best Asian Eatery: Winner – Shio, Highly commended – Three Wise Monkeys Best Bistro: Winner – The Stack Eat Out Savanna Best Burger Eatery: Winner – Royale Eatery, Highly commended – Hudsons The Burger Joint (Claremont) Best Coffee Shop: Winner – Meraki (Stellenbosch), Highly commended – Betty Blue Bistro Best Country-Style Eatery: Highly commended – De Grendel Restaurant Best Indian Eatery: Winner – The Indian Chapter with Prim Reddy Best Mexican Eatery: Winner – Fuego Eat Out Tramontina Best Steakhouse: Winner – Primal Eatery, Highly commended – Rare Grill Best Tapas Eatery: Winner – Chefs Warehouse & Canteen, Highly commended – The . . .