Whisky lovers can savour some of the world’s top selling single malt whiskies courtesy of Glen Grant during the 2012 FNB Whisky Live Festival taking place for the first time in Durban on 1 and 2 November and in Johannesburg from 7 to 9 November. Glen Grant Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm, will personally guide visitors through a magnificent journey of discovery of the Glen Grant portfolio of easy-drinking malt whiskies. With some 50 years’ experience in the whisky industry, Dennis manages and directs Glen Grant with uncommon passion and an unrivalled knowledge of the industry. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a taste of Speyside Scotland and the rich history of Glen Grant at the Glen Grant Distillation Zone where you will be able to savour a taste of the Major’s Reserve, the 10 year and 16 year olds. Entry is free and works on a first come, first served basis. Whisky connoisseurs might want to opt for a dedicated hour-long whisky workshop with Dennis Malcolm on Friday, 2 November (19h30-20h30) in Durban or on Wednesday, 7 November (18h30-17h30) and Friday, 9 November (20h30-21h30) in Johannesburg. Limited tickets are available at R120 per session. For more information and bookings visit www.whiskylivefestival.co.za GLORIOUS GLEN GRANT Whisky lovers can savour some of the world’s top selling single malt whiskies courtesy of Glen Grant during this year’s FNB Whisky Live Festival. Showcasing whiskies from all around the world, the FNB Whisky Live Festival is the largest, whisky and lifestyle event of its kind and attracts more visitors than any other whisky festival globally. Now celebrating its 10th year, the 2012 FNB Whisky Live Festival has grown from strength to strength and will now be launching a whole month earlier to accommodate a third leg to the show in Durban. Glen Grant Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm, will personally guide visitors through a magnificent journey of discovery of the Glen Grant portfolio of easy-drinking malt . . .
Top-end international designer, Catherine Deane, is making good on her promise to invest in the future of South African children and has given more than R100 000 to The Unlimited Child within three months of signing up as ambassador for this non-profit organisation committed to improving early childhood development throughout South Africa. Deane, who was born and raised in Durban, has offices in Hong Kong, London and New York and A-list clients such as Beyonce, Selena Gomez, Fergie and Pippa Middleton and commencing with her 2012 Autumn Winter collection, Catherine Deane will make a donation from the sale of each dress to The Unlimited Child. During her visit to South Africa in August, Deane visited a number of crèches in the Valley of 1000 Hills. “The difference between the children in the crèches that have applied The Unlimited Child model is huge and it’s incredible to see how the caregivers embrace this opportunity. The whole experience has been unbelievably motivating and has given new meaning to my role as an international ambassador,” says Deane. Established in 2008, The Unlimited Child actively addresses the dire need for early childhood development in South Africa. The work being done by the organisation is based on studies that have proven that unless children under the age of seven years are exposed to the correct inputs such as learning colours and shapes through educational toys, their potential in life will be severely stunted. Currently, there are over 6 million children aged 0 to 7 in South Africa, who have little or no exposure to early childhood development and urgent intervention is required to optimise their future abilities. The Unlimited Child makes immediate impact on the lives of young children by supplying crèches with educational toys specifically designed to develop cognitive, fine and gross motor skills in pre-school children. At the same time, crèche caregivers are trained to ensure they know how to maximise the use of the . . .
Enthusiastic young paddlers can share in the excitement of this great sport by entering The Unlimited Ozzie Gladwin, which is considered the premier one-day canoeing race on the South African calendar. The Ozzie Gladwin Guppy race is a special event aimed specifically at the youth and will set the scene for the start of the main event at Bon Accorde at Albert Falls on Sunday, 11 November. Paddlers between the ages of four and twelve years old are welcome to enter. The route on the dam is approximately 2,5km long. Racing starts at 08h00 and will consist of round the buoys racing with some of the senior canoeists on hand for safety purposes. The Guppy series encourages children to get involved in canoeing by making it fun. More than 50 young paddlers took to the water last year and every guppy was rewarded with a little something for their efforts! The Unlimited Ozzie Gladwin is South Africa's biggest one-day canoeing race and an explosive way to kick off the unique KwaZulu-Natal summer river racing season, which will culminate in the thrilling climax of the Africa’s greatest canoe marathon, The Unlimited Dusi in February 2013. The Ozzie Gladwin sports a unique format as it offers competitors a 26km race that includes four kilometres of flat-out racing across Albert Falls dam, then a testing one kilometre portage around the dam wall, followed by a 21km river section on the Upper Umgeni with the Albert Falls Weir and The Cascades, before the end-run of four kilometres of testing rapids into the finish at Crafcor Farm. Be part of the action at The Unlimited Ozzie Gladwin 2012! For more information or to enter, visit www.theunlimitedozziegladwin.co.za More Info: http://www.theunlimitedozziegladwin.co.za Author: Christel Liebenberg from Peridot. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Three To gain access to Three image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Girl power with Jodie Fuhri leading the . . .
Kicking off with a weekend of gallery launches, classical music, open gardens at their spring best and a potters’ market, the annual ART IN CLAY series of ceramics exhibitions in Franschhoek runs from 27 October to 16 November 2012. Participating galleries include Artefact, The Ceramics Gallery, Ebony, The Gallery at Grande Provence, IS ART and the La Motte Museum. These galleries will all be hosting unique exhibitions and talks, with work on display by famous women potters from our past, Franschhoek artists and some of South Africa’s leading ceramicists. ART IN CLAY is the brainchild of one of the doyens of SA porcelain, Franschhoek resident David Walters, who recently won the Merit Award at the Ceramics SA National Exhibition in Pretoria. Over the opening weekend, 27-28 October, the Cape Craft and Design Institute will partner with the local Lions Club to host the potters’ market in front of the Franschhoek Town Hall, as part of the Lions Open Garden Festival. A fine variety of craft-art, functional ceramics and porcelain by Western Cape potters will be on sale to the public. This weekend also hosts the Franschhoek Classic Music Festival in various venues around the town. The line-up includes lunch and dinner concerts featuring Daniele Pascal, Albie van Schalkwyk, Christopher Duigan, David Saleras, Maxine Matthews, Beverley Chiat, Federico Freschi, Zorada Temming, the Simunye Choir, Stanislav Angelov, Willie van Zyl, Guy Deacon and Charles Lazar. For more information on the Art in Clay festival, contact Michelle Walters on 021 876 4304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More Info: Author: Fiona Gordon from The Famous Idea Trading Co. 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: La Motte Gallery. David Walters Piece. [/l2g] . . .
KETEX is a Non-Profit Organization (NPO) which was fromed in 2008 by Xolani Hlitana. It started by helping two young people and grew from there to a fully fleshed and registered organization with about 80 teens and adults AND 15 HIV positive orphans who are housed in one of the premises KETEX secured in Alexandra. Our Motto: Turning dreams into reality Focus Areas MENTAL DEVELOPMENT Tutorials Workshops: exam preparation, life skills, CV writing, interview prep skills Bursaries and career expos Debates and Poetry Job creation PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT Fitness Healthy eating Hygiene Sports Men’s Club PROGRAMMES Chillas sessions where individuals get to talk about issues they are facing on a daily basis: Every Fridays at 17h00 – 19h00 (Seniors and Young Adults) Jolly Good Times: Saturdays 12h00 – 14h00 (Juniors) Men’s Club: Every Thursdays at 14h30 Workshops: Every last Saturday of the month (10h00 – 15h00) CARE GIVING Orphanage: 24 hours centre Counselling: Face to face and anonymous counselling SPORT AND FITNESS Fitness Club: gym that opens everyday from 5am till 10pm KETEX Soccer Team ORPHANAGE The orphanage is called Leratong (Joy for One) and is at the centre of Alexandra. It houses 15 orphans and all are HIV positive aged between 5 - 16years old. Some of these kids have distant relatives and in most school holidays and long weekends, we try to send them to go and spend time with these relatives. The role of the centre and kids is to ensure they live a positive life by educating them about the disease, counselling and caring for them. There are currently four fulltime staff members at the centre, the caretaker, a fulltime cook for the kids and the other two ladies alternate on a weekly basis staying and caring for the kids. All the kids attend different schools according to their needs and donors for each. The model is that of finding a specific persons or board members to commit to educating a . . .
Join Howard Booysen, Jurgen Gouws, Craig Hawkins and Johan Meyer as they present their wines at this unusual evening. None of these winemakers own their own vineyards, they each source grapes from the areas that have ignited their passion and are deftly crafting wines in borrowed spaces and using natural processes. We guarantee the wines will be full of surprises! Chef Roland has donned his bush hat to whip up a four course dinner with each course carefully paired with one of the outstanding wines these bright young winemakers have produced. The winemakers will also offer post dinner tastings of their additional wine labels. A journey of discovery with young winemakers who are making their mark with their innovative principles. Howard Booysen has been mentored by the finest and his approach to wine and his ideas place him firmly as a “guide” in this wine journey. Working with the more old fashioned varietals such as Riesling and Cinsault guests will enjoy his HB Riesling 2011. Howard sees these older varietals as opportunities for the modern wine drinker. Knowing the Riesling varietal well, and with his passion for food, aromas and age-able wines, he was convinced that Riesling was what he needed to make. His debut vintage saw him receiving accolades in Australia, South Africa and across the world, underlining his confidence in this varietal. “JH Meyer Signature Wines” sprang into existence in 2011. Using his extensive experience of producing some of the best wines in the world, Johan Meyer put his knowledge to the test by crafting 1000 bottles of Pinot Noir which achieved best in its class. Guests will enjoy the Pinot Noir 2011 vintage with the dinner. Now he has launched his own company and, as a small boutique wine producer of hand crafted natural wines he selects grapes from small vineyards in the south coast region of South Africa. Operating out of Meerhof Winery in Riebeek Casteel and part of the Swartland Revolution, Johan’s pedigree is enviable – . . .
CAMPAIGN TO SCREEN 100 000 FOR DIABETES 80% of people living with diabetes unaware of their condition In a preventative healthcare drive, the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) has committed to screen 100 000 people for diabetes before the end of October. This initiative forms part of the ICPA’s role as the representative of independent pharmacists in South Africa, who do not only have their customers’/patients’ best health interests at heart, but also value and support preventative and cost reduction actions of the broader healthcare industry. “As a non-communicable or non-infectious disease, diabetes is a key health focus area in South Africa,” says Sham Moodley, ICPA’s chairperson. “Diabetes SA estimates that four to six million South Africans have diabetes, but 80% are unaware of their condition. Having such a substantial number of undiagnosed patients out there is concerning and places a huge burden on both the government and private sector. “Not only are lives at stake but the cost burden has serious implications for our country,” says Sham. “To help address this situation, we partnered with the National Department of Health (NDOH) and Roche Products (Pty) Ltd (Diabetes care) to get patients screened and the data logged before November 2012.” In order to provide meaningful data, ICPA invested in an online data capturing tool and , all participating ICPA members will offer FREE diabetes tests from 15 – 19 October. By screening the targeted 100 000 patients and capturing the data, ICPA members aim to assist the government in their preventative healthcare strategy. “The ICPA screening has a specific focus, being to determine a person’s risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes within the next 10 years,” explains Sham. “Following the screening, the pharmacist or the clinic nurse will advise the patient appropriately – it might mean a need to change lifestyle or an urgent visit to the doctor.” Evidence indicates that if people . . .
CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation in the Eastern Cape has received a massive financial boost following the recent Nelson Mandela Bay Herald Urban Run with a cash donation of R126 460.76. The CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation is a country wide voluntary organisation which brings together the parents of children who suffer from all varities of cancer or life threatening blood disorders. "As a beneficiary of this event, we cannot express our gratitude enough to everyone that took part and was involved with the Urban Run," said CHOC Eastern Cape Divisional Manager Debbie Kleinenberg, "not only did the event raise this incredible amount for CHOC but the media coverage and CHOC awareness that was created is immeasurable to our organisation." At a special presentation function held last week for CHOC, Urban Run event organiser Michael Zoetmulder of Zports announced and handed over the donation to Kleinenberg. "We are honoured to have established such a distinctive event which can make such a difference to so many people. Through the support of all the urban athlete's, the Urban Run event has helped raise over R200,000 for the children's organisations in the Metro this year." added Zoetmulder. The event also helped raise just over R60,000 for the Coega Door of Hope Children's Home, R10,000 for the Scouts of Nelson Mandela Bay and just over R6,000 for local Rotary projects. The donation towards CHOC is being used to establishing a CHOC Lodge in Port Elizabeth to house children and families whilst they are undergoing treatments. The Urban Run is an annual event hosted by the Mandela Bay Development Agency in Nelson Mandela Bay, given the fun and varied nature of this 10km urban obstacle course, is predicted to become one of the cities most popular events having experienced a 300% increase in entries in just it's second year. The next edition of the event is scheduled for Sunday 15th September 2013. More Info: http://www.urbanrun.co.za Author: Michael . . .
The 2013 Old Mutual joBerg2c will be one for the books as the organisers join forces with the Participate for Good campaign, a 46664 Bangles Initiative, to raise more than a million rand towards building container libraries in rural communities along the race’s route. The nine-day mountain bike event, which rolls out on April 26 next year, will be the first in a series of sporting events that will help the initiative reach its overall target of R20 million, or 100 libraries, by 2016 for the Mandela Day 46664 Library Campaign. The campaign is spearheaded by 46664 Bangles Initiative chief executive officer Robert Coutts, who has ridden the 900km event every year since its inception in 2010. “The race is possibly one of the best examples I have seen where the entry money is paid back into the communities we ride through. “The local communities treat us like kings and queens – we couldn’t find a more aligned event and receptive organisers anywhere.” Coutts said anyone could register with Participate for Good as a charity champion and use their chosen adventure or sporting event to generate donations for the initiative. “So if you wanted to ride the Old Mutual joBerg2c for the library project, you simply register, set your own target and then use the built-in social media links to start asking for donations from individuals and corporate sponsors.” According to Coutts, four teams had already registered, with another three in progress. “We hope to make 20 teams in total but, as always, we are building towards a long-term objective.” He said Old Mutual joBerg2c participants would receive free extras like 46664 cycling kit, daily bike services and limited edition titanium 46664 bangles, depending on their targets reached. With R415 000 already pledged to date, Coutts said the race had already exceeded its target for year one, which would enable the delivery of at least two libraries. “We are ecstatic and will now set our aim higher. We hope to . . .
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