Cape Town audiences and jazz lovers especially, are in for a treat when American musicians David Sanborn and Joe Sample share the stage in Cape Town on Tuesday 10 July at the GrandWest Grand Arena. David Sanborn has been hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the greatest saxophonists of the past four decades, straddling all genres from jazz to funk, soul, pop, blues and even rock. However, he is most closely associated with Jazz, instrumental pop and R&B. Since the late 1960s this multi-award winning musician has performed with musical greats from all genres such as James Brown and Stevie Wonder to Bryan Ferry, Eric Clapton, Bobby Charles, Cat Stevens, Roger Daltrey, Paul Simon, Michael Franks, David Bowie, Kennie Loggins, Bruce Springsteen, Tommy Bolin, Bob James, James Taylor, Al Jarreau, Kenny G, George Benson, Joe Beck, Donny Hathaway, Elton John, Gil Evans, Carly Simon, Guru, Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel, Kenny Garret, Roger Walters, Steely Dan, Ween, the Eagles, Toto and even iconic group The Grateful Dead. Pianist and composer Joe Sample has been an integral part of the jazz genre over the past 40 years. A pioneer of contemporary jazz piano, Sample uses the original sources of jazz and soul to create his personal interpretations of classics by renowned jazz composers such as Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, the Gershwins, Al Jolson, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and many more. His own classics include ‘Soul Shadows’ and ‘Spellbound’. Sample has toured and performed with many well known musicians from Marvin Gaye to Tina Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Randy Crawford, Anita Baker, Andrae Crouche and many more. The show starts at 20h00 and tickets are available from Computicket between R200.00 and R450.00. More Info: Author: Jeni Fletcher from Corporate Image. 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: David . . .
Electro Sounds LIVE with Mi Casa, GoodLuck and Crazy White Boy Date Thursday, 12 July Time 19h00 Venue GrandWest Grand Arena Cost R175.00 Tickets Available from Computicket or at the door Celebrate the end of the holidays with fresh electro sounds at GrandWest Grand Arena on Thursday, 12 July. Performing at the show will be soulful-house band Mi Casa, fresh from their award-winning success at the 2012 SAMA’s. The band’s debut album has attracted critical acclaim and the track These Streets continues to dominate the charts. Joining Mi Casa on stage will be local electro-swing and dance band GoodLuck with jazzy melodies such as Hop on Hop Off, and funky “electronic musicians” Crazy White Boy who first achieved success with Love you Better. They received a SAMA nomination for Record of the Year before even having produced the album. The party starts at 19h00 and tickets are available from Computicket and or from the door at R175.00 each. More Info: Author: Jeni Fletcher from Corporate Image. 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: GoodLuck Mi Casa Crazy White Boy [/l2g] . . .
The Minister of Labour has announced an increase in the minimum wages payable to workers in the hospitality and taxi industries. The increases are effective from 1 July 2012. The Minister specifically announced a variation to the Sectoral Determinations applicable to these two industries. According to Johan Botes, Director in the Employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, “The Sectoral Determination varies certain provisions of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 (BCEA) to create legislation that is unique to specific industries. Sectoral Determinations are used by the Minister to ensure that the unique needs and demands of various industries are addressed. The BCEA sets minimum standards of employment applicable to all employees that fall within the scope of this Act, the Sectoral Determinations create unique dispensations for workers falling within industries that have specific demands in relation to working hours, flexible working arrangements or other special needs that warrant a deviation from the norm. Whilst the BCEA does not set minimum wages that apply to all workers, this issue is addressed in Sectoral Determinations that allow the Minister to set minimum wages for industries that may be considered vulnerable or otherwise in need of such minimum standards.” Botes explains that wages for workers in the hospitality industry will increase by 7.4% (reflecting an increase of 6.4% for CPI plus 1 additional per cent). Hospitality workers in workplaces with less than 10 employees, such as small restaurants of boutique Bed and Breakfast establishments, will now be entitled to a minimum monthly wage of no less than R2240, 60 per month. Weekly paid workers in the same establishments will get a minimum of R517.10 and hourly paid workers R11.49 minimum wage. “Employees working for employers with more than 10 employers will earn no less than R2495.80 per month, or R576.00 per week or R12.80 per hour. “Workers in the taxi industry only . . .
Herewith a statement read by Dr Basil Brown on behalf of the heads of units of the PE Hospital Complex. Delivered in Port Elizabeth at 16:00 on Monday, 25 June 2012. THE EASTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PORT ELIZABETH HOSPITAL COMPLEX (Incorporating Provincial, Livingstone and Dora Nginza Hospitals) 25 June 2012 JOINT STATEMENT BY THE HEADS OF UNITS OF THE PE HOSPITAL COMPLEX We, the Clinical Heads of Units (CHUs) of specialist departments at Dora Nginza, Livingstone and Provincial hospitals - which together comprise the PE Hospital Complex (PEHC)- have, after due deliberation, decided to issue a public statement on the crisis affecting service delivery at all PEHC hospitals. We are doing so because we feel that the Eastern Cape Department of Health (ECDOH) has proven itself to be incapable of dealing with the crisis The crisis we face is essentially due to the fact that the ECDOH has placed a moratorium on the appointment of new junior and specialist doctors, while at the same time not renewing the contracts of doctors who have worked in our department s previously. Doctors who have left by attrition or resignation have not been replaced, despite there being willing qualified applicants. To compound matters further, the salaries of a number of doctors who have worked on a sessional basis have not been paid since January. An equally serious situation affects the appointment of other vitally important health care workers, such as nurses and pharmacists. The outcome of this is to exacerbate the impact of the understaffing situation already existing in certain departments, while creating a similar crisis in others. If matters do not improve, levels of service will continue to drop, and there is a strong possibility of widespread resignations by disillusioned doctors in the service. This situation is already evident in the Casualty departments at Dora Nginza and Livingstone, where there are not enough doctors to run the units. All our . . .
Former South African hockey player and University of Johannesburg sports manager Anton van Rooyen finally realised his Olympic dream when he was selected to manage the national men’s team for the London Games in August. Van Rooyen’s appointment sets the seal on a long and distinguished management career that most recently included seeing his team to overall victory in the Olympic qualifying tournament in Japan in May. “They had to win that specific tournament, no less than that, and they did.” He has previously accompanied the side to the Commonwealth Games, Champions Challenge, World Cup as well as the Four Nations and Five Nations tournaments. “This is my reward for all my years of playing hard and the time and effort I gave to development,” he said. “It’s the cherry on the cake in my passion for hockey.” The 51-year-old former centre half, who boasts provincial colours for Free State and Griqualand West, has been involved with the sport for over three decades. In 1988, he was a member of the national hockey squad. As team manager, Van Rooyen is expected to deal with all administrative issues prior to and during the Olympics and act as liaison for players and management. He said patience, self-discipline and being a good listener were essential qualities, as well as “loving what you do”. “On tour, I’m in charge of general discipline and looking after the players. A happy player will always perform to his maximum ability.” Van Rooyen said “The Lads”, as he calls them, had matured together as a unit since 2008. “We started to build on this group after the last Olympics. Only three members are veterans of the last Games.” According to him, the team was in good shape following a fitness camp in Bloemfontein earlier this month, but he was circumspect about their medal prospects. “We must first get through our group stage. If we make the top two in the group, anything can happen.” The team leaves for an eight-test tour of Ireland . . .
The Tracks of Giants team passed the 1700 kilometre milestone on June 01, 2012 at Guma Lagoon in Botswana, which marked one third of the journey successfully completed. The team of ‘Trackers’ includes conservationists, media, a backup team, and various sponsors and supporters who join the core team along the way. One of the aims of Tracks of Giants is to rekindle the rapidly declining indigenous knowledge base of the human-animal interface, and indigenous solutions to conservation challenges and issues. Specialist wilderness guide, photojournalist and naturalist Ian Michler, and medical doctor, psychiatrist, writer and conservationist, Ian McCallum, are two of the core members of the Tracks team. They are undertaking the entire journey without the use of mechanical transportation. In order to track the journey via GPS, the backup team is carrying an elephant collar which is linked to a tracking device. The collar acts as a symbol for the Tracks of Giants journey as well as a valuable part of the backup team’s equipment. It will be donated to Elephants Without Borders at the end of the expedition. The 5000 kilometre, 20 week journey through six countries kicked off in Namibia on May 01, with the core team and Wilderness Leadership School guides travelling on foot through the Skeleton Coast National Park facing temperatures of up to 45 degrees Celsius in the shade. Switching to bicycles at the end of the first leg, the team cycled from Puros to the Botswana border post which was reached on Tuesday, May 29. From the dunes and spectacular desert landscapes of Namibia to the more wooded flora-filled region of western Botswana, the team has encountered wildlife and nature at its most wild. Sightings of desert elephant, oryx and springbok were not uncommon in Namibia, while the Botswana leg has included encounters with hippo and crocodile. Along the way, the team is investigating various examples of corridor and transfrontier park conservation, and are . . .
Having lost to the EP Kings on Tuesday, a green South African Students side will be hoping for a better defensive effort when they take on Namibia in a one-off international rugby test in Windhoek on Saturday. Led by the University of Johannesburg’s Justin Wheeler, the newly assembled SA squad went down 36-19 in their warm-up match in Port Elizabeth. “We put up a solid attacking performance and just need to work a bit more on our defence,” said Wheeler. “They led 14-12 at half-time and it was quite close with 10 minutes to go. Then they got that last-minute try, which made the score-line seem more convincing. “We only had three practice sessions as a unit, but tried to implement some of the basics. I wouldn’t say we were happy with the outcome of the match, but we’ve taken something positive from it.” Wheeler said he felt they had fared particularly well up front against very physical opposition. The 24-year-old loose forward said he expected the second-ranked African side to play a more similar style of rugby to theirs. “I believe they’ll also be looking to play the ball wide. I think it will be a good match and spectators can expect to see running, attractive rugby.” Wheeler, who has turned out for the Lions in the Currie Cup and Super Rugby, said they were confident of getting the win if they could capitalise on every opportunity that came their way. “The guys will be playing their hearts out. Even though we’re a student side, we still have the Springbok on our chest, so we’ll be representing our country and doing our best.” The Transport Economics student said he was looking forward to coming up against fellow UJ players Worsie Kotze and Chrysander Engelbrecht. “They both played for Namibia in the last World Cup, so I’m looking forward to playing against them, knowing what tricks they have up their sleeves.” Team manager Michael “Moby” Dick, who is also from UJ, said South Africa’s northern neighbours were not to be taken . . .
As ek ’n rand gekry het vir elke keer wat iemand ’n stukkie “eenvoudige” beleggingsadvies kom vra het, sou ek seker nie nodig gehad het om nog self beleggings te doen nie. Eintlik is dit ’n eenvoudige versoek, maar mense verwag gewoonlik dat die antwoord ingewikkeld moet wees. Vooraanstaande kenners het immers al dik boeke oor dié onderwerp geskryf. My eenvoudige antwoord kom gewoonlik daarop neer dat ’n mens vroeg moet begin, tydgebonde mikpunte moet stel en moet diversifiseer. Iemand het eendag ’n wyse man gevra wanneer die beste tyd is om ’n boom te plant. Die antwoord was: “Twintig jaar gelede . . . en die naasbeste tyd is nou.” Dieselfde beginsel geld wanneer ’n mens beleggings doen. Maar voordat jy jou portefeulje begin saamstel, moet jy ’n duidelike onderskeid tussen beleggings en spekulasie tref. Ek hoor dikwels mense sê hulle belê in eiendom, maar eintlik is hulle aan ’t spekuleer – ’n neiging wat die afgelope dekade of wat toegeneem het. Party mense koop en verkoop eiendom in die hoop dat hulle gou-gou ’n stewige wins sal maak, maar na regte hoort eiendom in ’n bepaalde bateklas wat, geskiedkundig beskou, ’n bestendige opbrengs oor ’n lang tydperk verskaf. ’n Ander manier waarop ’n mens in eiendom kan belê, is deur genoteerde eiendomsaandele te koop. Dit is ook langtermynbeleggings, met die voordeel dat jou geld in krisistye geredelik beskikbaar is. ’n Bateklas kan beskryf word as ’n stel verwante beleggings met soortgelyke risiko- en opbrengskenmerke. Kontant (geldmark, bankdeposito’s ens) is een bateklas. Daarteenoor kry jy effekte, aandele en, natuurlik, eiendom. Alle bateklasse het soortgelyke risikovlakke en reageer op dieselfde manier op wisselende marktoestande. Wanneer ons van diversifisering praat, verwys ons na verskillende bateklasse, soos hierbo uitgelê. ’n Ander aspek wat in aanmerking geneem moet word, is likiditeit. Met ander woorde: hoe maklik bekombaar is jou geld? Ek het al gehoor mense sê hulle sal ’n . . .
CAPE TOWN JUNE 2012 – Restaurant and food lovers are now able to turn to their phones for assistance in choosing a restaurant, when Eat Out, South Africa’s most definitive and credible restaurant guide, goes live with a smart phone app. Telmap, pioneers in mobile location-based services, will partner with New Media for the integration of its Eat Out brand into the Telmap Mobile Location Companion. Eat Out is accessible via a variety of media channels. At the centre of the brand is the website, supported by a weekly e-newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, an annual glossy magazine and the much-anticipated Eat Out Restaurant Awards held in November of each year. The website lists over 3,500 restaurants in cities and towns in all nine provinces. Users of the Telmap powered Cell C Xplorer can now access Eat Out’s useful and reliable content on Blackberry devices at no cost, with availability on Android devices just around the corner. Eat Out information can either be accessed through a dedicated widget on the home screen of the Cell C Xplorer, on the unique widgets carousel or in the search results, when there are relevant search results coming from the Eat Out database. Restaurants can be searched for by name or food type such as Italian, Indian, Seafood, etc. Once a restaurant is selected, the information provided includes details about the restaurant, including address and professional and/or reader reviews from Eat Out. Users can then initiate a navigation session (drive/walk) to the destination. The Eat Out brand launched in 1998 and is the gold standard of the South African culinary industry. With a heritage in celebrating excellence, Eat Out carries the highest credibility amongst chefs, restaurateurs and the South African food loving public. Eat Out users are keen foodies who are social and enjoy eating out with friends, family or business associates. Partnering Eat Out with Telmap increases the number of platforms on which Eat Out is . . .
The South African Post Office has announced the sponsorship of the Student Theatre Festival at Grahamstown’s National Arts Festival running from 28 June to 8 July 2012. Over the years the Student Theatre Festival has developed into an indispensable part of the National Arts Festival programme and has become renowned for showcasing South Africa’s next generation of performing artists. As part of the sponsorship the SA Post Office, in partnership with the Student Theatre Festival, will provide 16 tertiary institutions from across the country with the opportunity to take part in the Festival. The sponsorship investment covers travel, meals, accommodation, miscellaneous items, and production expenses for the total of 160 students. The institutions have been invited to present a production in Grahamstown in any South African language and use a multiplicity of artistic expressions or genres in the creation of their work. On 6 July 2012 an awards ceremony will take place to recognise the most outstanding and exceptional of these productions. The institution that presents the most acclaimed production in the opinion of the Student Theatre Advisors will be awarded a budget to create a theatre-in-education production based on the theme of philately. The content for the production will be designed in conjunction with subject matter experts from the South African Post Office. The winning production will be invited to present their production on the Fringe programme at the 2013 National Arts Festival. “We jumped at the opportunity to be part of the South Africa’s largest and most diverse annual arts celebration,” said van Johan van Wyk, senior manager of philatelic services for the SA Post Office. The arts industry faces continued challenges when it comes to assisting emerging professionals to become productive in the arts economy. Through the sponsorship the SA Post Office aims to achieve a greater national prominence for the performing arts industry as a . . .