The Standard Bank Jazz Festival, Grahamstown 2013 incorporates a variety of disciplines into its programme. The Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival is one of the highlights at the festival this year, though it is just one part of the formidable line-up which includes Mainstream, Blues/Funk/World Music, Afro Jazz, Modern Jazz, and the Standard Bank Jazz and Blues Café. Running alongside the Standard Bank Jazz Festival, the National Youth Jazz Festival (NJYF) is intended as a national meeting point for South African musicians, jazz teachers and students, and is an excellent opportunity for networking and seeing what is happening in the jazz world, locally and internationally. It will run from 26 June to 2 July at DSG in Grahamstown, and is open to musicians and jazz educators. On the first day of the NYJF students from around the country will audition all day in the hopes of getting into one of the two national bands – youth or schools. The Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band presents a selection of the top young jazz musicians in the country between the ages of 19 and 25 years. This year the band is under the musical direction of South African jazz legend, trumpeter Marcus Wyatt. The Standard Bank National Schools’ Big Band consists of the top young jazz musicians in the country up to the age of 18 years. Under the musical direction of Ian Darrington, Director of the Wigan International Jazz Festival and recipient of an MBE for his role in developing British Youth Jazz, the band performs material worked on over the five days of the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival. School and university jazz choirs and vocal soloists from around the country are directed by top professional vocalists Paulien van Schaik from the Netherlands, and American Justin Binek. Programmes of School/Youth Bands allow exuberant young players to hone their craft on the Grahamstown stages; featuring Somerset College from Somerset West, South Peninsula High School . . .
The finalists in the inaugural National Arts Festival/Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Arts Journalism Awards have been announced. Each finalist is a “Silver Award” winner. Gold Award winners, together with the overall “Arts Journalist of the Year”, will be announced in Grahamstown on 30 June 2013. “These awards are a celebration of the excellence and passion demonstrated by our country’s arts journalists,” National Arts Festival CEO Tony Lankester said. “They are a vital part of the industry, offering criticism, context and insight into the work our artists do. These finalists represent the best of the best, and all scored extremely highly in the judging process,” he continued. Silver winners were those who scored over 80% from the judges in the three categories: Reviews (9 winners), Features (9 winners) and Opinion (6 winners). After assessing all the entries, the organisers decided to add a fourth category for Photography, in which 5 Silver winners were named. “I would like to acknowledge the work of our committed judges,” said convener of the judging panel Chris Thurman. “Their careful attention to each of the entries and their combined evaluation ensured a fair and thorough process.” Apart from the Features, Reviews and Opinion category winners, the judges also made a number of commendatory Silver Awards. “We felt that we should acknowledge some of the media platforms whose collective entries demonstrated that they have created an environment in which arts journalism can thrive,” Thurman, said. “By giving their journalists the space to explore the arts, they are contributing to a stronger industry.” Special judges’ commendations were, therefore, given to the Mail & Guardian Online, Mahala, and Carte Blanche. An individual commendation, for a sustained contribution to the arts through journalism, was given to jazz writer Don Albert. Gold Award winners will receive cash prizes as well as a prize from the National Arts Festival’s new . . .
The Skateboarding for Hope community outreach programme will be rocking the Diamond City this weekend with a full day of skateboarding action at the Kimberley Skate Plaza. Skateboarding enthusiasts from across the Northern Cape and Free State will descend on the state-of-the-art skate park to show off and showcase their skateboarding tricks on Saturday, 15 June 2013. One talented skateboarder will also win a wild card entry into the world skateboarding championships, which will be taking place in Kimberley in September. The day’s action will include skateboarding clinics, demos, best trick competitions with cash prizes and skateboarding merchandise up for grabs. The Skateboarding for Hope initiative was launched by the Northern Cape provincial government to offer South African youth the opportunity to challenge themselves mentally and physically. The programme aims to introduce youth to skateboarding as a healthy, affordable and accessible lifestyle alternative, while creating a strong youth culture centred around mutual respect and intercultural cohesiveness. As a way of combatting socio-economic problems affecting the youth, Skateboarding for Hope presents road shows with skateboarding clinics and life skills training to raise awareness of the fastest growing sport in the world. The Skateboarding for Hope road show is proudly supported by Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore and is currently traveling across the country to promote skateboarding as a sport and to identify emerging talent to compete in the amateur division of the world championships. Retail partner Boogaloos has lined up a jam-packed schedule in seven of the country’s nine provinces and has also added three Grand Slam events in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg respectively. According to Mr John Block, Northern Cape MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, it is especially fitting that the tour should land in Kimberley this weekend. “Kimberley has definitely become the official . . .
You can’t keep a good man down, Jimmy Tau turns over a new Leaf in Business Former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs skipper Jimmy Tau, who has recently severed ties with Naturena based glamour boys outfit, is not showing any signs of slowing down. Despite Tau having made a miraculous return to the game, after a horrendous ankle injury in the previous season, he will not be part of the Kaizer Chiefs championship defending campaign for the 2013/14 season. That type of news would put many people down but not Jimmy, the eternal optimist. It all makes sense why he was afforded the responsibility to lead both Soweto Giants teams as the captain. The IMM educated Tau is returning triumphantly to Kimberly. Tau will be returning to his home town and the Northern Cape to launch his new business venture. Tau is not your typical soccer star; he is a role model and a businessman, whilst all the media are abuzz about where he will be playing in the new season, Jimmy Tau is powering ahead on Friday the 14th He will be launching his first Bataung Memorial Tombstones store at No.4 Chapel Road, Kimberly. He will not only be launching his store but announcing his appointment as the Bataung Regional Head for Northern Cape Province. Jimmy Tau said “This will be my proudest moment because; through this business I will be able to make a small contribution by creating a few jobs for people of Kimberly”. He added that he was grateful to all the people that have supported his careers both Soccer and business and he will make them proud. It’s not hard to see why Jimmy Tau is such an icon in our soccer but also in society, Tau regularly gives back to his community and recently donated a tombstone to a Chiefs fan that had recently passed on in tragic circumstances. End- 275 words • Details of Event: Number 4 Chapel Road, Kimberly - Time: 12:00 • For interviews please contact Jimmy Tau on 072 260 2297 or Lebohang Khitsane (CEO of Bataung) 083 522 1931 • Agency : Inventors . . .
Kids and the young at heart will be captivated by a new musical version of J.M. Barrie’s enduring classic Peter Pan. Swept away on the adventure of a lifetime, you’ll travel with the Darling children and Peter Pan to the magical and enchanted Never Land. Here you’ll meet Tinker Bell, the mysterious mermaids from Mermaid Lagoon, the beautiful Princess Tiger Lily, the fun-loving Lost Boys and the evil Captain Hook and his band of pirates aboard the Jolly Roger. This spectacular new family musical is directed by Fred Abrahamse and features the music and lyrics of Marcel Meyer. Abrahamse and Meyer are the award-winning duo who wowed Cape Town audiences earlier this year with their production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Centre Court at Canal Walk will be transformed into Never Land with breathtaking sets and together with magnificent costumes, eye-catching puppets and memorable songs J.M. Barrie’s fantasy will come to life. The production will showcase the talent of some of South Africa’s finest up-and-coming musical theatre stars including Naledi Award winner, Earl Gregory as Captain Hook and newcomer, Michael Wallace in the title role of Peter Pan. Performances will be staged from Tuesdays through to Sundays at 11:00, 12:30 and 14:00 and tickets cost R70 through Computicket on www.computicket.co.za or telephone 0861 915 8000. J.M. Barrie bequeathed the copyright of Peter Pan to London’s leading children’s hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital to help raise funds for the hospital. In this tradition, Canal Walk will donate all the proceeds of the opening night in addition to R5 from each ticket sold to Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa - a volunteer based meal packaging and results oriented nutrition programme. Canal Walk will also host a meal packing event for Stop Hunger Now SA on Mandela Day on 18 July. Together with the Canal Walk Foundation, Stop Hunger Now SA aims to package 67 000 nourishing meals for 2 000 learners at 56 needy . . .
GynaGuard Ultimate Intimate Wash was announced Product of the Year in the Hygiene Soap category at the annual Product of the Year awards ceremony that recently took place at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. Available as washes in two variants – GynaGuard Essential Intimate and Ultimate Intimate – they are soap-free and fragrance-free, and contain cranberry extract for extra protection. They’re sensitive and gentle enough to use every day to effectively remove odour-causing germs and help maintain a healthy pH balance. GynaGuard products are formulated by a gynaecologist and gentle enough to be used by all women with a comprehensive range of products that cleanse, provide relief and care – empowering women to prevent and relieve intimate irritations that cause pain, discomfort and embarrassment. The GynaGuard product range comprises: individually-wrapped for ultimate hygiene GynaGuard Sensitive Individual Wipes; an easy-to-use, light and non-greasy GynaGuard Intimate Comfort Gel; a pH-balanced, fragrance-free, non-sticky and non-greasy formulation GynaGuard Lubricating Moisturiser Gel; GynaGuard Vaginal Capsules; and the new GynaGuard pH Balancing Tampons available in regular and super absorbency. For more information on GynaGuard visit www.gynaguard.co.za About Product of the Year Product of the Year is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. Established 25 years ago in France, product of the year currently operates in 28 countries with the same purpose: guide consumers to the best products in their market and reward manufactures for quality and innovation. In South Africa, the Product of the Year seal is backed by the votes of 5 000 consumers, serving as a shortcut for shoppers in the market, saving them time and money. For manufactures of the winning products, the award is a powerful marketing message proven to increase product trial, awareness, distribution and sales. Product of the Year accepts entries . . .
The Windmills Resort in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands will be hosting their second annual Bridal Fair on Sunday, 23 June 2013 from 10h00 until 15h00. The award-winning resort was recently voted as the best boutique wedding venue in the province and has pulled out all the stops to showcase top wedding essentials to meet the requirements of prospective brides. Over 50 wedding specialists will be on hand to advise bridal parties on how to orchestrate their dream wedding. Services include DJs, marriage officers, wedding stationary, bridal magazines, wedding dresses and suits, hair styling and make-up, décor, wedding planning services, florists, confectioners, wedding transport and venues. Bridal parties will find everything for their picture perfect nuptials at The Windmills Bridal Fair. Visitors will also be able to view the various indoor and outdoor venues and décor options available at The Windmills Resort. For the latest inspiration in bridal wear, don’t miss the bridal fashion show at 12h00 Entry to The Windmills Bridal Fair is free. A buffet lunch will be available at R85 per person and bar facilities are available. For more information, visit www.thewindmills.co.za or phone 033 266 6965. URL: http://www.thewindmills.co.za Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: 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: Plan your dream wedding at The Windmills Bridal Fair Photographer: Supplied Find the ultimate wedding inspiration at The Windmills Bridal Fair - from decor to the dress. Photographer: Supplied [/l2g] . . .
This week, our Property Poser experts deal with an oft-repeated problem regarding the management of a sectional title complex and the extent of a chairperson's powers. A reader who lives in such a complex would like to know whether the chairperson of a body corporate may appoint a new trustee to the board without consulting the other owners or trustees. According to Schalk van der Merwe from Rawson Properties Helderberg in Cape Town, a Sectional Title Scheme is controlled and managed by a body corporate and as such it is responsible for the control, administration and management of the common property for the benefit of all owners. "The trustees are people who are appointed to look after the finances and running of the complex on behalf of the body corporate and are appointed by the owners at the annual general meeting." Van der Merwe says the trustees in turn appoint a chairperson at their first meeting after the AGM. "This means that a chairperson is ultimately merely one of the trustees and as such is trusted to act honestly and in the interests of the body corporate." In answering the reader's question, Van der Merwe says it is important to consider how trustees are elected and what happens should they leave office during their elected term. "Trustees are elected at the first general meeting and hold office until the AGM, at which time they stand down but are eligible for re-election." Thereafter, election of trustees takes place at each subsequent AGM and the trustees may fill any vacancies that might occur in the interim, says Van der Merwe. "This is usually done by invitation. Any trustee appointed in this manner is also expected to hold office until the next AGM, when he or she would stand down but be available for re-election." During the absence of a trustee, or if a trustee is unable to act as such, the remaining trustees may appoint another person, owner or otherwise, to the position, says Sean Radue of Radue Attorneys in . . .
Wine lovers will be able to meet the wine makers from many of the country’s top wine estates when The Wine Show is held at The Boardwalk Hotel in June. The annual event will be hosted in The Boardwalk’s International Convention Centre from Friday, June 28 till Sunday, June 30. “We believe that this is the ideal platform for novices to begin their wine education whilst the connoisseurs expand on their knowledge” says John Woodward, Director of The Wine Show. This year wine lovers can look forward to free “wine theatre” sessions which will provide an opportunity to participate in tastings tutored by wine masters. Another addition will be mouth-watering food to nibble on between sips of wine. Wineries which will be represented include Blaauwklippen Vineyards, Morgenster Estate, Gabrielskloof and Simonsig. “The Wine Show has found a natural home in The Boardwalk Hotel, with its five-star luxury and focus on lifestyle with our Africology Health Spa, the acclaimed Kipling’s Brasserie restaurant and the many events hosted in the International Convention Centre,” says Boardwalk general manager Clifford Ngakane. Wine lovers will also be able to watch the free Multimedia Fountain Spectacular Shows on The Boardwalk lakes in the evening. Tickets are available from Computicket at R80.00. They will be R90.00 at the door. This price includes a crystal tasting glass, all tastings, access to the Wine Extra theatre and a map to help navigate the show. Weekend passes are available for R150.00 per person. URL: Twitter: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SiyathethaCommunications?ref=ts&fref=ts YouTube: Author: Christena Crause from Siyathetha Communications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. . . .
Fashion and entertainment are the pillars of Gateway’s Brand. To reinforce this brand position as the largest and most fashion forward shopping complex in the Southern Hemisphere, the centre has aligned itself with the Vodacom Durban July for four consecutive years. Now in its fifth year, Gateway’s Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show is set to wow the audience with yet another breathtaking lineup. The prestigious Vodacom Durban July is referred to as ‘Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event’. This annual winter spectacle attracts top horses, trainers and jockeys in a battle for R3 million in prize money. The other facet of this event is the enormous hype it creates with its vibrant fashion. Top designers such as Terrence Bray, Gideon, Andre Martin, Kathrin Kidger and Colleen Eitzeen, to name a few, will interpret this year’s theme – ‘Posh? Oh My Gosh!’ through classy, glamorous and jaw-dropping garments. Be sure to get your front row seat to this fashion extravaganza. If you’re a 5FM fan, make sure you’re at the Wave House on the 5th of July from 3pm to 7pm. The Fresh Drive will broadcast from 3pm with the Ultimix at 6 being performed live on stage. The preview fashion show will take place after the Fresh Drive at approximately 7:15pm. Directly after the fashion show prepare to be wowed with a FREE concert which will feature well known home grown acts such as Pascal and Pearce, Fresh, Euphonik and award winning Toya Delazy. For the first time, Gateway’s Wave House will host the official Vodacom Durban July after party in association with 5FM and Gold Circle. The after party will start at 6pm and end at 2am. The concert lineup includes top 5FM DJ’s as well as popular local acts. Win a POSH trip for two to Mauritius! From now until 3 July 2013 one lucky shopper will stand a chance to win a trip for two to Mauritius. The prize is valued at R70 000 and includes spectacular VIP experiences during their stay at the five star Inter Continental Hotel. In . . .