Although global warming might be confusing us whether it’s summer yet or not, Traffic Clothing has taken a stand and decided, ‘Yes, summer is officially here!’ Hello summer! On the evening of the 9th of November, Traffic Clothing showcased what they will have to offer this summer in store. Guests feasted their eyes on bright tropical and neon colours, denim outfits, sexy swimwear and even the ever so stylish, black and white. On arrival guests enjoyed welcome drinks and delicious canapés from Café Magnifico while being treated to the sensational sounds from DJ Kirsti Hugo. MC for the evening, the beautiful Leigh-Anne Williams, Expresso presenter and Good Hope FM news reader opened up the show for the evening. The hip-hop and break-dancers from Unit Bboys entertained guests during intervals with their astounding moves and incredible dance talent. Various prizes from Relax and Rejuvenate, NuMetro Canal Walk, Kavanaghs’ Hairdressing and Traffic Clothing were also given away. The models from 20Management were transformed into Traffic Clothing goddesses by Kohl Make-up, Kavanaghs Hairdressing and Traffic Clothing’s very own fashion guru, Gareth Botha and assistant Shelby Bosman. More Info: Author: Lara Rall from Younique Concepts. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Three To gain access to None image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Krist Hugo, DJ for the evening Photographer: Niel Kotze Men's denim fashion from Traffic Clothing Photographer: Niel Kotze Nautical summer fashion from Traffic Clothing Photographer: Niel Kotze [/l2g] . . .
The theme for the 2013 Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (JIMF) is Se vuol ballare - If you would dance. The 5th JIMF opens on Sunday 27 January 2013, the commemoration of the birthdate of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The 2013 JIMF will run for two weeks at various venues across Johannesburg. There will also be a pre-festival concert on 19 January, which takes the form of a Viennese New Year’s Concert, with music and dance. The opening concert for the JIMF on 27 January 2013 will feature the Zurich Chamber Orchestra with the South African National Youth Orchestra, conducted by the renowned Sir Roger Norrington. The JIMF programme will again include various symphony concerts, recitals and workshops; including the popular Orchestra from Scratch, an initiative introduced to the JIMF in 2012. For this event, people are not only participating as listeners, but they are actually performing themselves, therefore supporting the JIMF’s commitment to bringing classical music to as wide an audience as possible. There will also be concerts by Buskaid, the Chanticleer Singers, as well as children’s concerts. The final programme will be available on www.join-mozart-festival.org. The programme for the 5th Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (JIMF) will be released in early December. Tickets will be available from Computicket. Please contact (011) 447 9264 for more information and visit www.join-mozart-festival.org. “Like” the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival page on Facebook for regular updates on Festival happenings and competitions. More Info: http://www.join-mozart-festival.org/home/ Author: Fiona Gordon from The Famous Idea Trading Co. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Buskaid [/l2g] . . .
Our digital lives come to the fore as artists give credence to concerns over the boundaries between electronic constructs and reality, at GIPCA’s Live Art Festival taking place in Cape Town between 30 November and 4 December 2012. Swiss Theatre director, space designer, and curator Boris Nikitin presents Imitation of Life - a profound piece which points to the origin of our suspicion that things might not be what they appear to be; and an extraordinary interpretation of Woyzeck, featuring a live audio stream of the performance on the web. Paradise is a religious term for a place in which existence is positive, harmonious and timeless. It is conceptually a counter image of the supposed miseries of human civilisation. Some people say paradise is something different for each person. Highway to Heaven/Paradise Road is a conversation between two artists trying to get to that place called Paradise; Hlengiwe Lushaba Madlala(2006 Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winner for Dance) and Sdu Majola have worked together on a number of projects and bring a wealth of local and international choreographic and directorial experience to this piece, which unpacks questions surrounding boundaries, and the effect of borders in society. Locating these issues in the over abundance of social media, The Digital Man is a live performance installation that grapples with juxtaposition of Real Identity (what may be regarded as the essence), and Digital Identity. In a world filled with overbearing but hypnotic multi-media experiences, affirmations through outside electronic, disembodied ‘hits’ are critiqued through meticulous sculpting of live performance with media. Comprising rising stars, writer Gabriella Pinto and performer Imaan Isaacs, The Poor Artists, who present this work, operate as a collective and aim to create work that inspires intrigues and provokes audiences. James Webb has been working on both large-scale installations in galleries and museums as well as unannounced . . .
The Gordon Institute for Performing Arts (GIPCA), in association with the Michaelis Galleries and hosted by Iziko Museums of South Africa, presents the 2012 Donald Gordon Creative Arts Fellow, Jared Thorne’s exhibition Black Folk. The exhibition, the culmination of Thorne’s Fellowship at the University of Cape Town will be on show at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe from 28 November until 19 January 2013. Thorne embarked on a transcontinental search for expressions of Black middle class culture. Seeking to challenge hegemonic, as well as self-imposed constructs of Black identity, his work centers on issues of race, class and gender and engages questions of authenticity, representation and history. He challenges viewers to redefine their conceptual understanding of modern Black culture. Thorne asks why so many Black Africans find the Mother City’s embrace suffocating instead of welcoming. “Paramount in my work and research is how social class plays a significant role in defining how one witnesses ‘Blackness’,” comments Thorne. Through photography and audio interviews, he seeks to facilitate extensive visual and verbal dialogue on how identity is created in the global south, specifically in Cape Town. Combining large format film photographs alongside excerpts from various interviews, Thorne hopes to present a new vision of Black South Africans. Jared Thorne grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. He holds a BA in English from Dartmouth College, a Postgraduate certificate from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Masters Degree from Columbia University. He has worked as a journalist at CNN, where he was a member of an Emmy award-winning team in 2006. Thorne has served as a lecturer at Queens College, Columbia University, and currently teaches in Stellenbosch Academy's photography department. The exhibition opens on Wednesday 28 November at 19:00 at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe, St’ Johns Road and runs until 19 January. Gallery . . .
The first annual ECA(SA) Conference was aptly themed, Exploring Energy Efficiency. Held at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre on Monday 12 November 2012, the conference was the third part of the overall ECA(SA) Presidential Excellence Awards programme. The brainchild of outgoing ECA(SA) President, Mark Mfikoe, the idea for the two-day event was borne at the end of 2011. The key sponsors all came on board to present on issues within the energy saving environment. Eskom detailed the rebate structure for energy saving installations and unpacked the tariff system. Eaton Electric SA confirmed that energy saving is a philosophy and needs to be part of an organisation's culture. To do this absolute measurement and control is needed. Global body, KNX, provided an international perspective and called on delegates to align with manufacturers that have a forward focus, integrating sustainability and efficiency into the products that are produced. The speaker pointed out that each person must be responsible for the energy wastage in their own environment. Sponsor, Brother SA, showed how their worldwide initiative Brother Earth is impacting on environmentally conscious labelling and new product development, through their positive attitude and commitment to the planet. The Copper Development Association Africa, also a sponsor of the Awards process, highlighted the need for the safe use of copper in electrical installations. Copper cabling is most used in the electrical industry and as such the Association has a deep interest in talking to ECA(SA) members. Panel discussions around alternative energy sources and the future of lighting completed a successful day of conferencing that culminated in the annual ECA(SA) AGM. More Info: http://ecasa.co.za Author: Alan Straton from ECA (SA). Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None . . .
The first annual ECA(SA) Presidential Awards programme was a great success. The Awards programme consisted of a two-day event filled with golfing fun, an exciting Awards Banquet to announce the category winners and a valuable industry conference. An impressive 39 entries were received across the 8 categories for 2012. Said outgoing ECA(SA) President, "To all entrants who were brave enough to expose themselves to scrutiny against the standard called excellence, congratulations. As I stand here I know that you fully understand that it is not good enough merely be good and you challenged yourself to be excellent in the face of challenging trading conditions." The most subscribed category for 2012 was that of Young Apprentice of the Year. The importance of this was pointed out by Chris Greager, National Director: ECA(SA) when he announced that the ECA(SA) has entered into an agreement with the Construction Seta to provide R10 million worth of training and skills development to the electrical industry. Hence, to see employers nominating young apprentices from all over South Africa is an indication of the commitment by everyone to shape the future and contribute to the upliftment of South African society. The 1st annual conference was well attended and provided valuable insights within the theme "Exploring Energy Efficiency". With input from Eskom regarding tariff structuring and energy saving rebates to panel discussions on alternative energy sources and the future of lighting, delegates left armed with much needed information. The ECA(SA) is extremely grateful to the key sponsors of the 2012 Awards events. Firstly, Eskom, which came on board when the process was barely developed and committed to helping make the Awards dinner a roaring success. In addition, Eskom offered valuable advice and support over the long term for ECA(SA) members. Next, ECA(SA) associate member, Eaton Electric SA, grabbed the opportunity to sponsor the first National Golf Day at the . . .
Did you build a website for your business and now find yourself asking, Now What? Do you own a website that may help you market your business? Do you have time for the continual online marketing that is needed to keep your product range in front of new clients? Have you ever searched for a manufacturers product online only to be flooded with Chinese and foreign results? Online Catalogue addresses this issue by putting South African products back in the search and back in front of potential customer’s eyes. Branding all products under one roof our aim is to become the #1 site for manufacturing, raw materials, B2B supplies and consumer products. If you stock it we want it! Online Catalogue is a leading B2B and B2C catalogue marketplace that connects buyers with suppliers all over South Africa. With the digital age entering its full swing in South Africa, Online Catalogue has developed a website that will help make use of online marketing to its full capacity. We provide the marketing support to the website allowing you to gain more exposure. In today’s world, Search Engine Optimisation, (SEO) is critical to the success of any business that wants to market their business online. SEO is a critical part of marketing their presence on the internet. Not coming up on a search engine first page will leave you short changed. The main aim of SEO is to get the website higher in the rankings of keywords that are relevant to your business. There are techniques there will we offer to improve the success of this operation. Without a full online presence, you will struggle to maximise the full power of the internet and will be unlikely for you to attract the correct customers to your business. Online Catalogue is a South African website to help business market their products to other businesses or consumers. The online shopping framework helps businesses trade with customers by allowing the customer to contact them directly by either emailing direct or phoning them up. Our . . .
A unique map of South Africa produced 222 years ago for King Louis XVI and never before exhibited, will form the centre-piece of the exhibition, The King’s Map: Francois le Vaillant in Southern Africa, 1781 -1784. The exhibition, on show at the Iziko South African Museum from 30 November 2012 until 26 May 2013 forms part of the prestigious ‘French Season’ - the multifaceted bilateral collaboration between France and South Africa. This groundbreaking collaborative project links histories, art and nature. Showcasing rare historic artefacts, it reassesses Le Vaillant’s role as a critic of colonialism and a defender of human rights. Please join Curator, Professor Ian Glenn and exhibition designer Roger van Wyk for a media preview and walkabout of the exhibition, The King’s Map: Francois le Vaillant in southern Africa, 1781-1784 MEDIA PREVIEW: Date: 28 November 2012 Time: 11:00 Venue: Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street Cape Town RSVP: Melody Kleinsmith on +27 21 481 3861 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org Event organised as part of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 www.france-southafrica.com More Info: Author: Melody Kleinsmith from Iziko Museums of South Africa. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .
Sustainable design prototypes exhibited at The Hub Prototypes of the winning designs of the 2011-2012 Fresh Talent competition, hosted by the then known Eco Design Initiative (which in August rebranded to Shift: Inspiring sustainable design) will be on show at The Hub in Johannesburg from 14 November. The exhibition marks the final leg of the past year’s competition and coincides with Global Entrepreneurship week, an international initiative that introduces the act and art of entrepreneurship to young people in various countries. The exhibition will run from 14-24 November and entry is free. Says Janine Johnston, CEO of Shift: “We are very excited to launch the Johannesburg exhibition of the 2011-2012 competition on this date as one of our aims is to not only teach young creatives to design sustainably but also to think in an entrepreneurial way when designing. After all, sustainable design aims to deliver social, environmental and economic benefits.” The annual Fresh Talent competition invites young people to design sustainable solutions for a range of challenges faced by people and the environment. Showcasing the designs and concept prototypes of the 2011-2012 winners and multi-media stories of the finalists’ journey into sustainable design through their participation in Shift’s educational exchange program, the exhibition also offers the opportunity to view global examples of sustainable design curated with INDEX: Design to Improve Life®. The winners of the 2011-2012 Fresh Talent Competition are, Gabriele Birkenmayer for Shoots –A Grassroots Bamboo Project (first place), Wayde Dyers for his Vermiculture Growth System (second place), and Marieke Adams for the Ikghuphu Sleeve (third place). The Exhibition is free and open daily from 9am to 9pm at The Hub, 4 De Beer St (cnr Smit St), Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2000 For more information visit www.theshift.org.za, or email email@example.com or watch our latest videos on . . .
After a relentless search for virtual clues, Heinrich and Izelle Kilian were crowned as the ultimate winners of the virtual treasure hunt staged by leading travel magazines Go! and Weg. The couple from Port Elizabeth drove off with a brand new, custom-fitted Mahindra XUV500 valued at R350 000. From April to September, the magazines sent their readers on a virtual travel adventure by hiding virtual clues in one of the nineteen South African national parks. Huge monthly prizes were up for grabs and entries literally poured in from all corners of the country. The monthly clues enticed readers to explore national parks from the Golden Gate in the Free State and the Garden Route national park in the Southern Cape to the Mapungubwe in Limpopo and the world famous Kruger national park. According to Go! editor Barnie Louw, the reader response was incredible. “In total, we received more than 270 000 entries via the various entry platforms. The feedback from our readers has been overwhelmingly positive and the competition definitely placed the spotlight on our incredible natural treasures again. Readers of all ages were mesmerised by the hide-and-seek concept and once again fell under the spell of our national parks,” explains Louw. More Info: http://www.gomag.co.za 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: Heinrich and Izelle Kilian with the keys to their brand new SUV. Photographer: Media24 Barnie Louw, editor-in-chief Weg /go! with George Schaaf, owner of LA Sport (Eastern Cape), Danie Maré, dealer principal of Mahindra PE with the Kilians during the official handover. Photographer: Media 24 Photographer: [/l2g] . . .