Funny puppets take to the stage in Nelson Mandela Bay for the first time this month. Puppeteer Conrad Koch will be introducing comedy fans in The Boardwalk to what he calls “these extremely odd characters”. His alter-egos include Mr. Chester Missing (his 51% BEE partner), Ronnie (The precocious monster), and Hilary (A bad attitude ostrich). Sharing the stage on Friday, June 22 is Martin Davis, who encourages and goads his audience into heckling him, and so becoming part of the act. Davis takes no prisoners, and in the process members of the audience learn to laugh at themselves, as well as each other. And, for lighter relief, Martin has his audience on their feet as he conducts the crowd to his crazy, highly energetic and slightly manic tunes. These two can be found at the Boardwalks new Action bar, June 22, from eight thirty in the evening till late. If you want to tickle your funny bones, get down to The Boardwalk’s Action Bar for a show suited for all over eighteens. Ends. Media Release for the Boardwalk Contact: Caley Phillips Public Relations and Entertainment Manager The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World Tel: +27 41 507 7944 Fax: +27 41 507 7830 Mobile: +27 72 455 6287 Email: email@example.com Ed Richardson: 041 5823750 or 083 656 9757 More Info: Author: Siyathetha Communications from Siyathetha 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: FAILED%20(Temporary%20file%20could%20not%20be%20copied.) Martin Davis Photographer: Conrad Photographer: Photographer: [/l2g] . . .
The University of Johannesburg confirmed its position as one of the most important feeder institutions for Olympic talent when the national squad for London was announced last week. Of the 112 athletes selected, student hockey stars Pietie Coetzee and Bernadette Coston lead a strong UJ contingent that also comprises 13 alumni and club members across four sporting codes. Coetzee – who increased her world record goal tally to 241 in the bronze medal match against Germany at this past weekend’s Investec London Cup – and Coston are joined by Beijing Olympians Lisa-Marie Deetlefs and Marsha Marescia in the women’s hockey team. Men’s hockey players Thornton McDade and Erasmus Pieterse, who both represented South Africa four years ago, have again received the nod alongside debutant Lance Louw. Amanda Dlamini, who captains Banyana Banyana, will enjoy the company of Kylie-Ann Louw, Noko Matlou and Marry Ntsweng. Also on the list are athletes Irvette van Blerk and René Kalmer, both of whom will be making their marathon debut. Rounding out the UJ-affiliated athletes in the South African team are rowers Naydene Smith and Lawrence Ndlovu, who are participating in the women’s coxless pairs and men’s lightweight fours respectively. Micheen Thornycroft will represent Zimbabwe on the water. UJ staffer Anton van Rooyen will accompany the men’s hockey team as manager while 2008 Olympian Adrian Carolan is the video analyst for the women’s side. According to director of sport Sanpat Coetzee the university had already equalled its 2008 tally of 18 individuals and was looking forward to the announcement of the Paralympic team where five athletes had met the qualifying criteria. “The fact that students, alumni, club members and staff are represented proves that UJ Sport develops athletes and student-athletes for South African sport.” Coetzee said the institution was proud of its contribution at a national level. “Professor Cora Burnett’s research, done . . .
[Wednesday, 13 June 2012] This Youth Day the first ever Joburg Tweetup takes place in Soweto. The event hosted by Internet evangelist, Ramon Thomas, takes place on Saturday, June 16 at the renowned Wandies Place starting 1pm. We invite you to join this special occasion, raising awareness of the extraordinary power of social media among to youth of South Africa’s largest township. Haroun Kola Tweetup Speaker"As Twitter drives social change and social networks become mainstream, the youth have a critical role to play driving the communication channels of tomorrow. The 160 character limitation of Twitter is an ideal medium for kids brought up on a diet of SMS-lingo," says Haroun Kola, one of the speakers at the #YouthDayTweetup. Joburg Tweetups have grown to over 400 members since launching in 2009. Many of the members are among the most influential or Twitterati like Melanie Minnaar, the founder of Twitter Blanket Drive and Bruce Mubayiwa, the LinkedIn Coach, both speaking at the #YouthDayTweetup. "Tweetups are social meet-ups where we get together and chat about Twitter and how we use in our daily lives," asserts Ramon Thomas, the new organiser of Joburg Tweetups. "The key to networking is meeting people and establishing trust, honesty and respect. Tweetups are the perfect platform for formal networking and informal networking." To grow Tweetups we add value to Twitter users by providing a safe and fun environment for them to meet, chat, laugh and network. As we launch the #YouthDayTweetup in Soweto, we acknowledge the revolution that broke the camel’s back, took place exactly 30 years before Twitter launched in 1976. Twitter made headlines over the last two years as the main ingredient in the Arab Spring uprisings across the Middle East. SPEAKERS LINE-UP: After lunch starting 2pm three speakers will address the #YouthDayTweetup discussing how they use Twitter in their personal and professional lives. * Bruce Mubayiwa: a top LinkedIn Coach is proud . . .
Rising hockey stars will have a final chance to impress national selectors ahead of September’s Junior World Cup qualifier when they meet at the national student hockey champs at the University of Johannesburg next month. The University Sport South Africa (USSA) championships will see teams from 19 tertiary institutions, as well as a Namibian invitational side, compete for honours in the two premier divisions from July 1 to 7. The A-section sides will do battle on the UJ Astroturf while the B-section teams lock horns at the Kaspersky Randburg Astro. UJ Hockey manager Elize le Roux said the university was looking forward to hosting one of the sport’s biggest annual events. “It’s always an honour. It provides a great platform on which students can come and compete.” She said it was one of the final opportunities for players to get noticed before the qualifying tournament for the world cup, which takes place in India in February, 2013. Le Roux said avid supporters could expect to see top-class hockey with the likes of national U/21 women’s team members Nika Nel, Jenna du Preez and Kaila Flemming turning out for the home side. She said players like UJ striker Lloyd Nicholson and link Gerald Mpopo would be contenders to earn a spot in the junior mens’ team following the USSA tournament. According to Le Roux, the university had a strong hockey tradition and was hoping for another podium finish. Last year, the men’s side finished runners-up while the women placed third. The latter will however be without the services of the world’s leading goal-scorer Pietie Coetzee and Bernadette Coston who are part of the senior national team for the London Olympic Games in August. Former UJ hockey stars Marsha Marescia, Lisa-Marie Deetlefs, Lance Louw, Erasmus Pieterse and Thornton McDade have also been included in the Olympic squad, which was announced last week. University staff member Anton van Rooyen will accompany the men’s team as manager, while . . .
The Vodacom Funny Festival which runs at the Baxter Theatre from 11 June to 8 July presents a selection of award-winning acts of the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, together with best of local comics and a number of newcomers. The bill includes a host of international comedians, some new names and numerous local stalwarts of the industry. The Festival, now in its eighth year has run at capacity since inception. Some 20 000 comedy lovers are expected to fill the 30 performances. The Funny Festival has developed its own brand of comedy which is strong in specialty acts with a difference. The foreign contingent is headed by Londoner Kev Orkian, whose memorable performances at last year’s Funny Festival, have resulted in a recall. Kev was voted “Best Musical Comedian” at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has since been in huge demand all over the world. He returns with a new show. Mombasa born and UK raised comic Imran Yusuf, who was awarded “Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival” joins the cast. Imran’s multi-cultural background makes him an interesting comedian with a large fan base. His appearances on the Michael McIntyre Show and hard work ethic have landed him his own BBC TV show. Imran is destined to be a hit at the Festival. The Boy with Tape on his Face hails from Christchurch New Zealand, but his international acclaim and performance on the Royal Variety Show 2011 has made an international celebrity performer. He is the popular face of the Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney Comedy Festivals and the recipient of numerous international awards. Japanese comedians, Gamarjobat join the cast. The duo are winners of many awards at Festivals in Asia and Europe, the “kings of silent comedy” are so unique they are difficult to describe. They present a physical comedy master-class which develops into a perfectly choreographed feast of visual jokes. UK speed painter Jon Hicks has a unique act which thrills variety shows the world over. To say . . .
Paartjies wat op trou staan, sien dikwels net maanskyn en rose en is gewoonlik haastig om die voorhuwelikse kontrak af te handel, skryf die finansiële beplanner Pieter Willem Moolman. Nege uit tien jong paartjies trou buite gemeenskap van goedere met die aanwasbedeling en besoek gewoonlik kort voor die troue ’n notaris om die dokument te laat optrek. Maar wéét hulle regtig wát hulle teken? Die hoofdoel van ’n voorhuwelikse kontrak is eerstens om aspekte soos die gemeenskap van goedere en wins en verlies uit te sluit. Die moontlike uitsluiting van die aanwassisteem kan ook hierin opgevat word. Indien dit nie spesifiek so aangedui word nie, word dit as ingesluit beskou. Met die aanwassisteem het die gade met die kleiner aanwas gedurende die huwelik (by dood of skei) ’n fisiese eis teen die ander gade vir die helfte van die verskil in groei tussen hul boedels. Dié feit word gewoonlik nie ernstig opgeneem voor die troudag nie en kan paartjies duur te staan kom. Sekere klousules mag glad nie in die voorhuwelikse kontrak verskyn nie en word beskou as contra bonis mores. Dit sluit klousules in waar een gade byvoorbeeld beloof om na die ander se geloof te verander, of wat sê dat die partye mag egbreek pleeg, die man sy maritale mag behou of waar die vrou gedwing word om huisvrou te raak nadat hul eerste kind gebore is. Die punt is dat paartjies moet lees en verstaan wat in die kontrak staan. Dis belangrik om van dag een af te besluit wat spesifiek in die voorhuwelikse kontrak uitgesluit moet word en wat nie, want dit kan potensieel groot finansiële implikasies hê. Indien ’n bate nie spesifiek uitgesluit is nie, of dit val nie onder die lys van bates wat spesifiek uitgesluit is nie, sal dit vir die aanwas-eis in berekening gebring word. Bates wat nie in berekening gebring moet word nie, is skadevergoeding ontvang vir nie-vermoënsskade, erfgelde en donasies tussen gades. Paartjies moet veral daaroor dink om bates soos vaste eiendom en . . .
Nelson Mandela Bay’s own celebrity family, the Von Memertys, return to The Boardwalk stage by popular demand. Led by all-rounder father and well-known television personality Ian, the whole family is back to share their energy and joy of life. Mother Vivienne, with her graceful yet stylish dancing, Oscar, with his hip hop and short stop comedy and Kasvia with her big belting voice – a truly entertaining combination. The Von Memerty family performance started because Oscar and Kasvia (the kids) thought it was unfair that their parents could work together and leave them out so Ian gave them the opportunity to perform in a family performance and the audience went ballistic to say the least. The Von Memerty family will be performing at The Boardwalk Vodacom Amphitheatre for one night only, Friday, June 15 from 19h00 till late. Call 041 586 0156 to purchase your ticket for only R60.00. Ends. Media Release for the Boardwalk Contact: Caley Phillips Public Relations and Entertainment Manager The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World Tel: +27 41 507 7944 Fax: +27 41 507 7830 Mobile: +27 72 455 6287 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ed Richardson: 041 5823750 or 083 656 9757 More Info: Author: Siyathetha Communications from Siyathetha Communications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Three To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .
Date Friday June 29 - Emo Adams – Jazz & pop festival Saturday June 30 – aKING - Band slam Festival Time 20h00 Venue Golden Valley Casino, Worcester Cost R120 per person per show Tickets Computicket 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com The beautiful Breede River valley will play host to two marquee shows in June showcasing the hottest local talents in one weekend of music. On Friday, June 29, enjoy a superb triple bill of marquee entertainment starring the always popular singer, actor, entertainer, producer, Emo Adams; Donovan Dyers’ exciting top SA live band Public Opinion; and the jazz music and songs of the talented foursome The N2 Jazz Band. Multitalented crooner and comedian Emo Adams, known for his roles in District 6: The Musical will have the audience in stitches, while the experienced Public Opinion entertains with a vast range of musical styles such as funk, reggae, pop and jazz. The following night’s entertainment will see indie-pop-rockers the Graeme Watkins Project playing hits such as London Bridge and Music Affair, the operatic vocals, huge guitars and rolling drums of 3rd World Spectator; Cape Town based rock band Jesse Jordan; and top alternate rock band aKING. With so much to offer there is sure to be something to suit everyone’s musical tastes and is guaranteed to heat up a mid-winter weekend. More Info: http://www.suninternational.com/Destinations/Casinos/GoldenValley/Pages/EventsEntertainment.aspx 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: [/l2g] . . .
This week the Property Poser experts address a reader’s concern about preventing pedestrians from crossing her vacant seafront plot. The reader explains that she bought the land a decade ago and initially intended to build on it but has since decided to sell. The problem she faces is that the local residents, mostly fishermen, use a pathway across her land to access the beach, even though there is a public road a short distance away. The reader has checked the title deed and no servitude exists. Her land is unfenced and she has no intention of erecting one as she believes it would look unsightly and that it would soon be damaged in order to gain renewed access to the pathway. The reader’s concern is that a right, claimed by the local authority and residents, may be created by means of prescription if she continues to allow the public to use the path. This, in turn, might affect the planned sale. According to Willem Luttig from Raubenheimers Inc in George, Section Six of the Prescription Act provides that “a person shall acquire a servitude by presumption if he has openly, and as though he was entitled to, exercised the rights and powers which a person who has a right to such servitude is entitled to exercise for an uninterrupted period of 30 years”. It therefore certainly appears that, over time, such a right may be constituted, says Luttig. “The change in ownership of the land will not interrupt the running of prescription, as long as the public continues using the property openly, and this may realistically present a problem for future owners.” Luttig says the Act does, however, make provision for certain instances in which prescription is interrupted and the passing of time needed to complete the acquisition of the right stops. Despite the reader’s aversion to a fence, a cost-effective option would be to enforce the right of ownership by preventing access in a practical manner, says Pieter van Rensburg, principal of Chas Everitt in . . .
Date Sat 7 July from 20h00 Sun 8 July from 15h00 Venue Carnival City Big Top Arena - Brakpan Cost R200 to R500 Tickets Computicket Gauteng audiences and jazz lovers especially, are in for a treat when American musicians David Sanborn and Joe Sample share the stage on 7 and 8 July at the Carnival City Big Top Arena in Brakpan. 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 on the 7th starts at 20h00 and the show on the 8th at 15h00. Tickets are available from Computicket from R200 to R500. More Info: . . .