Alter Concepts, a Cape Town Non-Profit Company is inviting the public to join them in celebrating heritage day, Monday 24 September, with a free African Festival at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre. From 12.30pm to 2pm, expect non-stop entertainment from dancers, singers, rappers, poets, life coaching speeches, and a brass band, integrating other talents and cultures across Africa, showcasing our diversity in arts, music and cultures. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
For four days from September 19-22, the Durban ICC and surrounds will be transformed into a fashion extravaganza for the seventh annual Durban Fashion Fair with its 2018 theme - “AfroFuturism” - which forms part of the main Durban Business Fair. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Durban Business Fair, eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede, is thrilled to have the city hosting over 40 designers, many local fashion talents, invited designers as well as nine creatives from the African continent, who will all be showcasing their creations at the #DFF2018 Designers showcasing are as follows: • Sept 19 - 2018 DFF Mentees (18:00); Markham (19:00); Mo’ Creations & Couture (Zambia); Eve-O (Zimbabwe); Modesta (20:00); Palse and Duke – Clothe Your Soul (21:00) • Sept 20 – Emerging designers are as follows: Cherish by Carita Adams; Whimzical by Black Bear Kouture; Emerikay; Emmanuel Titito; Indoni Fashion House; Martin John; Maurice Hozi; Messrs Basswood; Vyagor Louvre; Thandeka Madikizela; (18:00) Azee Tanzi; Mita-N Dzyns; MorQ Designs by Warren Morck (19:00); Yordi Designs (Ethiopa); Rodrig Couture (Cameroon); Jacqui Emmanuel (20:00); Amanda Laird Cherry/ALC (21:00); Diva Designs by Brenda Quin; Noice (22:00) • Sept 21 – LT Peculiar Couture (Gaborne); Nivaldo Thierry (Mozambique) (18:00) Samma Collections (Burundi); Clemas Couture (Nigeria); House of Saint Luke (19:00); Eullue and KarenMonkKlijnstra (20:00); Quame Owusu (Ghana) and Chulaap (21:00); Treasure Cindi and Zarth (22:00) • Sept 22 – Zaviar Fashions; Plus Supreme Collections; Black Pepper (19:00); DFF Fashion Recognition Awards (20:00) There’ll be a peek into the nitty gritty ‘business of fashion’ with an interactive panel discussion in the ICC’s Hall 1 on Friday, September 21 between 9.30am and 12 noon. This will feature leading industry players within the fashion related industry - Sasha Wyatt-Minter (Editor: www.all4women.co.za); Dimeji Alara (Fashion Director: ELLE South Africa); Masana . . .
Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko), in partnership with the HCI Foundation will host the annual in_herit FESTIVAL – a dynamic cultural programme, from the 24 until the 30 of September 2018. The week-long celebration will comprise of a series of walkabouts, guided tours, an exhibition opening, events, and Museum Night V&A. This year marks the centenary of the birth of uTata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, (Ah! Dalibhunga), and in keeping with this, the Iziko in_herit FESTIVAL programme is aligned to, and supports the national theme: The Year of Nelson Mandela: Advancing Transformation of South Africa’s Heritage Landscape. “Recognised across the globe as both a symbol of sacrifice and beacon of hope, Madiba’s life lessons are part of our cultural heritage – constituting a national treasure which we must conserve and share for future generations,” says Ms Rooksana Omar, Chief Executive Officer, Iziko. “0ur nation’s heritage is to be treasured. From our Rock Art, fossil remains; artworks; sculptures; objects and artefacts, to our monuments and sites – such as the Cape Floral Region; Robben Island; the Vredefort Dome and Mapungubwe (amongst others) – the magnificence, splendour, diversity and uniqueness of our artistic, cultural and natural heritage must be honoured,” she concluded. Collectively, South Africans from all walks of life are called upon to celebrate our diversity. The customs, rituals, dance, language, music and stories all form part of our heritage. It includes the practices and objects inherited from the past, that shape what we value, how we think today, and what we choose to preserve and share with future generations. Recognising that our history is part of our national identity and culture, and celebrating our diversity has profound power to help build our nation. Iziko plans to host a spectacular programme at its various museums on Heritage Day, 24 September 2018. ON HERITAGE DAY: Heritage Day at Iziko is jam-packed with activities. . . .
Blanko Restaurant in Constantia is hosting a Supper Club on the 27th September 2018. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to experience an exquisite three-course dinner prepared specially by our chefs paired with a selection of Boschendal Wines. Boschendal is one of the oldest farms in South Africa, founded in 1685. The farm is set in the Drakenstein Valley surrounded by dramatic mountain landscapes, lush gardens and vines. Sustainability and biodiversity are to the fore on this farm and these practices influence the wine making. Join us at Blanko in our beautiful restaurant with art-filled walls for an evening filled with the perfect food and wine. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=uqNyUpEBLAc A Ugandan Afro multi-time award winning Singer/Songwriter Athen Lyre is set to premier his brand new music video for "Parakata". The Visuals were shot by best leading visual company in South Africa currently "ROKEM4EVA" with two expert African Directors Nicom Muza & PixitFab. On a press interview with Athen Lyre, a Ugandan “South African based” Afro Singer Songwriter. He said, "I don't want to talk much about my music video, let's just wait for the day of its release and everything will explain itself to my fans seeing it". He continued to explain what the word Parakata meant, and he said, it is a Mexican word used to describe your lover. Athen Lyre, is known for his Afro Beat sound popularly termed as Nigerian sound in Uganda. He defended the genre of music he does, saying it's us people who give away genre to country, but music is music, it doesn't have a permanent country it comes from. On additional to that the Best South African Ugandan Artist concluded saying my music video (PARAKATA) will be dropping out on the 25th which is his birthday and it's going to be played on worldwide platforms. From: Athen Lyre CLICK HERE to submit a Video Press Release to MyPR. . . .
The Speakers & Artists from Motivation Speakers recently rocked the Auto & General Theatre on the Mandela Square. The Success Academy who walk their talk were the headline sponsor giving Artists the opportunity to ply their trade. Honest Ncube Marlene Kuhl Robby Kojetin Oscar von Memerty Teagan McGinley Angelina Seymour Anele Mda Stephen Van Basten Vinesh Maharaj Lindy McClymont Matos & Dreemz (Drag Duo) all gave of their time and energy for the worthy cause of 'The Rhino Trust' The audience went on a trip with song, dance and comedy and came out the other end more enlightened and got to witness new and emerging South African Talent. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Spend your Heritage Day in true Blu style while soaking up the South African flavours of live music, ocean views and a three course braai buffet for R395 per person. Enjoy a truly South African braai inspired experience. There will be a variety of salads, delicious braai broodtjies and a wide selection of meats such as boerewors, lamb chops, venison, chicken and line fish. Finish off with our dessert buffet. With each meal is a Castle Lite and if you book a table for 4 you will receive a bucket of 8 Castle Lites. Children under 5 years eat with our compliments. Pensioners and children 5-12 years receive a 50% discount CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Music and art events Non-profit organisation Pachamama Project Productions is currently in the process of organising the second big edition of the Imibals Arts Festival held on the 24th of November 2018. To make the event a possible success, Pachamama Project Productions decided to start up a crowfunding campaing to raise funds. The Thundafund campaign is our chance to turn things around and to leave it in a power bigger than us, call it humanity, call it the universe call it the spirit of giving or Ubuntu, saying we have worked hard and done all we can and are still t continuing to work hard behind the scenes to ensure this event happens but we cannot make this event happen without adequate financial assistance. Therefore, we are standing before you today to ask every willing hand to help and partake in leaving their footprint in this movement. For more information about the campaign please visit www.thundafund.com/project/imibalafestival a link to the campsign that stipulates all the funding options and incentives. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Imibala translated from isiXhosa means different colours. Our slogan is cross colours/cross cultures; our aim is to unite all cultures of the world together in the spirit of Ubuntu through music and the Arts. The festival was founded by Pachamama Project Productions, grown to include a movement of artists who are passionate about having a sustainable music industry in Port Elizabeth and passionate about their city and the landscape of the local music industry. We are currently in the process of organising our second big edition festival held on the 24th of November 2018. The Thundafund campaign is our chance to turn things around and to leave it in a power bigger than us, call it humanity, call it the universe call it the spirit of giving or Ubuntu, saying we have worked hard and done all we can and are still continuing to work hard behind the scenes to ensure this event happens but we cannot make this event happen without adequate financial assistance. Therefore we are standing before you today to ask every willing hand to help and partake in leaving their footprint in this movement. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The Marine in Hermanus offers unparalleled sites for whale-watching and invites visitors to enjoy unforgettable whale-watching experiences and learn more about these majestic sea animals. Nestled in a quiet corner of the Western Cape, Hermanus is a small hamlet that offers some of the world’s top whale-watching opportunities. Visitors to The Marine in Hermanus, with its stunning view of Walker Bay are afforded the experience of watching whales from the comfort of their hotel rooms in the sea-facing suites! Hermanus is a popular whale-watching destination and was ranked by the World Wildlife Fund as one of the 12 best whale-watching spots in the world. Around 100 Southern Right Whales migrate to Hermanus from the Antarctic to give birth and mate in Walker Bay. This happens between June and November where the annual Hermanus Whale Festival attracts over 100 000 visitors. “It is important that we take steps to ensure the health and well-being of these creatures that grace our shores” says Jacqui Elliott, CEO of The Collection by Liz McGrath. “Not only do they bring joy to those who love whale-watching, but they are critical to the environment and need to be conserved.” CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .