BOKKIE IN A SPIN FOR CHARITY Bokkie, South Africa’s favourite mascot, will be pedalling it out at a 25-hour Cyclathon in aid of Habitat for Humanity from 19:00 to 20:00 on Friday 22 February 2013 on the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre. Local high schools Rustenburg Girls’, Bishops, Westerford and Herschel Girls’ High Schools, South African College Schools and newcomer Rondebosch Boys’ High School have teamed-up with the Habitat for Humanity fundraising team to organise the annual Cyclathon. The 25-hour Cyclathon takes place from 14:30 on Friday 22nd to the 15:30 Saturday 23rd of February 2013. Habitat for Humanity is a world-wide, non-profit, non-governmental organisation that is aimed at eliminating substandard housing in South Africa. One house costs R88 000 to build. This joint venture needs the support of the schools and businesses in the community, as well as the City of Cape Town. For the duration of the two days, there will be seven stationary bicycles on the stage of the amphitheatre. Cyclists participating are from the Habitat for Humanity committee, a variety of schools in the area, the public, various celebrities and representatives from the businesses that sponsor the event. In order to raise money throughout the actual 25 hour period, paper ‘bricks’ will be sold for a minimum of R20. All the bricks sold in the hour are placed in a box and the MC, Michael Moll, will draw eight bricks every hour on the hour. Buying a ‘brick’ puts you in the running to win the most wonderful and aspirational prizes. Throughout the Cyclathon there will be entertainment by various bands including Oxygen Thieves, Brother Streep, Juke Royal, Grassy Spark, System Renegade, Ballistic Blues, The Desperates, Early Hours, Changeling, Zars of Russia, Black Stone Radio. The public are invited to join Bokkie and other celebrities, as we all grow to become a powerful force in the movement of change in our community. Ends. Contact for Bokkie: Carol Vosloo – . . .
The Dragon Boat Racing is one of the most exciting sports scheduled for the multi-sports festival, Cape Town Corporate Games later this year which is expected to attract thousands of competitors across South Africa. On Thursday 21 February 2013, 3rd South Africa, Official License Holder of Corporate Games South Africa, is challenging companies in a Dragon Boat Challenge to battle it out on the sea and experience first hand what the Cape Town Corporate Games is all about. The Dragon Boat Challenge is the perfect opportunity for companies to network on a different platform, encouraging friendly rivalry in a race against each other and to reconnect through sport for fun and friendly competition, networking opportunities and social activities. Companies who have confirmed paddlers into the fun-filled challenge include the likes of Barloworld Motors, Sanlam, Intergest, RedBull, 24.com, Cape Media, Pioneer Foods, NCC Environmental Services, Allan Gray, Cape Grace Hotel, Tsogo Sun Hotels, Evolv Networks and City of Cape Town Fire & Rescue Services just to name a few. These human-powered water-crafts are long and slender with decorated dragon heads and tails which are navigated by 12-16 rowers to the beat of heavy drums. There will be three Dragon Boats in one race to determine who has what it takes to represent their company in the winning crew. On arrival, guests will be mixed up into 3 teams to row against each other, each company will have 3 to 4 participants and there is no costs involved for the dragon boat practice session. 3rd South Africa, Official License Holder of Corporate Games South Africa, will be arranging regular practice sessions to assist companies to train leading up to the Cape Town Corporate Games taking place from 06-09 June 2013. Companies crews will be taught the techniques, commands and paddlers tips, ensuring that they are well prepared and synchronized for the race in the Cape Town Corporate Games. A perfectly synchronized, . . .
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA. 18 February, 2013. Indigo Properties, which owns the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, one of the most creative and commercially successful hubs in the country, has transformed the 6-storey high old silo on the property into a state of the art design space, which is home to the Cape Town Creative Academy (CTCA) - a perfect fit with Cape Town’s designation as World Design Capital (WDC) in 2014. The Cape Town Creative Academy (CTCA) occupies five floors and will offer degree courses in interaction design, audiovisual studies or communication design. “We’re taking the creative domain out of the playground and placing it on a professional level,” says Francisca Gebert, chief executive officer of CTCA. “It’s all about ‘design thinking’, in which science and art come together and we think beyond prettiness, to functionality, sustainability and usefulness.” That vision fits in perfectly with Cape Town’s WDC title, given to cities dedicated to using design for social, cultural and economic development. And also in keeping with this, the Old Biscuit Mill has had a major upliftment effect on Albert Road, Woodstock, with new businesses opening all the time, says Barry Harlen, director of Indigo. But Indigo had always had its eye on the old grain storage silo standing on the property, and two years ago plans were approved to develop it. “We’re keen to keep as much of its heritage value as possible,” says Harlen. Heritage is clearly important to the company, as it also restored Victorian buildings in Upper Long Street in the city, leading to the rejuvenation of the area. Indigo owns most of the buildings there. But tackling a silo is a whole new thing and Harlen explains that they had to think very carefully about how to let light at the same time as keeping the integrity of the structure. “The building is windowless now, of course, and from our courtyards we’ll have small windows so as to preserve the look as much as possible. The . . .
Tag Rugby® will be played at the Cape Town Tens on Saturday 2nd February 2013 at Hamilton's Rugby Club on the Greenpoint Stadium Prescient. The ever-popular Cape Town Tens Rugby festival is celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2013 and to help celebrate the occasion Tag Rugby® will be hosting a Tournament on the final day for all the teams that missed out on entries, as well as any other teams (men’s, ladies or mixed,) who are looking for a fun, "contact free" activity, but still wanting to work up a sweat to earn their keep in the beer tent! Spaces are filling up fast and remember we can only accommodate a limited number of entries so it's "First come, first served basis"! Entry fee of R 3 420.00 (VAT Incl.) will secure your team's entry to the tournament as well as the following: Entrance to the Tens events on Friday as well as Saturday including all players areas and beer tents. Entrance to the concert on both mentioned days including the following live entertainment: Sox, Me and Mr. Brown, SA/DC, aKing, Lonesome Dave Ferguson, Good Luck and Albert Frost. A t-shirt for your team members, a high quality tournament and opportunity to win great prizes. Remember that mixed teams can be entered along with men’s and women's teams. We will also be forming a Bystanders Barbarian side for all the individual players without a team. Contact person: Gerhard Scholtz - firstname.lastname@example.org 082 596 1890 Website: www.tagrugbyleagues.com Facebook: Tag rugby Twitter: @AdultTag URL: http://tagrugbyleagues.com Twitter: @Adult Tag Facebook: Tag rugby YouTube: Author: CAROL VOSLOO from Tag Rugby® . 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: TAG RUGBY POSTER [/l2g] . . .
If you have started 2013 in the need for some motivation, you need look no further. Glen McQuirk, founder of Map4Life will be helping people find their purpose in life in a series of meetings to be held in Bellville from Thursday 24 January to Saturday 26 January. The Map4Life programme has been likened to a support group, but it is more accurately described as a purpose club that now has members in 75 countries, and encompasses the skills of coaches, authors, motivational speakers and trainers. Map4Life allows people to do more than dream about their purpose in life. It gives them the tools to turn those dreams into reality. The first thing it does is to actually answer the question so many of us ask ‘what am I doing here’. There are a series of meetings on offer, from the FastTrack sessions on Thursday 24, a motivational talk on ‘Pursuing your Purpose’ on Thursday evening, a workshop on Friday 25 to show you how to really get out of debt and generate wealth and a motivational talk on leadership with breakfast on Saturday 26th in the morning. There is no charge for the motivational talk on Thursday January 24. For the other three events, the organisers are giving away one free spot for each event. To stand a chance of winning, call Debbie at 021 975 5409 and quote the key phrase “I want to pursue my purpose with passion”. Call Debbie at 021 975 5409 or email email@example.com for more details about any of the events. URL: Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Debbie Debbie from Hippo communications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. . . .
Press release For immediate release 15 January 2013 TACIT reaches out with hearts, voices and guitar strings for charity TACIT is putting their soul-capturing talents together the 16th of February at the Jamrock Theatre in Brackenfell to raise funds for the Luck Lucy Foundation. Freshly back from over international waters the six musicians are determined to put together a phenomenal one night only show to express their support and help lift the financial burden on this important organisation. TACIT has been dubbed by United Arab Emirates media as the best band in Bahrain, and possibly the UAE. Their music is a collection of passion, creativity and honed skill. It is influenced by various genres ranging from jazz, to rock, to blues. Every performance is a journey through some of the world’s greatest music - reminiscing the classics from Bon Jovi; Queen; Whitney Houston; Bryan Adams; Michael Jackson; and Tina Turner to keeping up to date with the Top 40 such as hits from Lady Gaga; Maroon 5; Bruno Mars; Jason Derulo; Chris Brown; to David Guetta. The Lucky Lucy Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a mission to relieve the plight of cruelly neglected and abused township and street animals. The foundation also aim to socially uplift and educate needy and underprivileged children and people around Cape Town. They have been improving the lives of animals and families since its commencement in 2010. Booking is essential as no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets available from Santina at 083 703 4240. There will be a cash bar and guests are welcome to bring their own snacks or platters. All proceeds goes to the foundation. [Ends] Events details: Date: 16th February 2013 Venue: Jamrock Theatre Address: Shop 57, Brackenfell Shopping Centre, Old Paarl Road, Brackenfell, 7560 Time: Doors Open 19:00 Cost: R120 per ticket Tickets available from Santina at 083 703 4240 For more event details contact: Starlet . . .
Hot music on a hot summer’s afternoon at the most beautiful garden in Africa - that’s what you can expect on Sunday 27 January at the latest Old Mutual Summer Sunset concert. The combination of super talent Toya Delazy with opening act by Lindiwe Suttle makes for a fabulous blend of music genres and sure to be crowd pleasers. Hailing from eMahlabathini near uLundi, KwaZulu-Natal, Toya Delazy has made a real impact on South African Top 40 Radio with the release of her debut and follow-up singles Pump It On and Love Is In The Air. This talented young singer-songwriter trained as a jazz pianist but Toya’s more recent influences lie somewhere between Hip Hop, Electro, Alternative and Pop. Her debut album Due Drop was released in 2012. Singer-songwriter Lindiwe Suttle will be opening the afternoon. Her debut album Kamikaze Art walks the line between avant-garde and mainstream with a balance of up-tempo songs and ballads. Her music has been described as organic electronic soul. The Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts take place at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (RhodesDrive , Newlands, Cape Town) on Sundays from 17h30 – 19h00. Gates open at 16h00. For further information and ticket prices, please telephone 021 799 8783/8620 or visit the website www.sanbi.org or www.oldmutual.co.za/music Tickets can be booked on www.webtickets.co.za Facebook: Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts Twitter: @KirstenboschNBG URL: http://www.sanyo.org.za/events/ Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Jessica Miller from Hippocommunications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None . . .
Sir Roger Norrington, a leading light on the classical music scene for almost 50 years, will conduct the Zurich Chamber Orchestra with celebrated South African clarinetist Robert Pickup as soloist. In a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity selected members of the South African National Youth Orchestra will join them on their tour. Tickets are R250 and are available from Computicket - www.computicket.co.za Concert details • Friday, 1 February 2013, 19.30 - Cape Town, New Apostolic Church in Silvertown (near the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone) URL: http://www.sanyo.org.za/events/ Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Jessica Miller from Hippo communications. 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] . . .
December 20, 2012 Cape Town: BioFire fireplaces South Africa http://www.biofire-fireplaces.co.za/ has announced that as of December 2012 it has a large number of eco-friendly fireplaces installed in some of the most exclusive areas of Cape Town. These eco-friendly or “green” fireplaces already adhere to the stringent European dust emission laws that come into effect in 2014 and release the same amount of carbon as wood that decomposes in a natural way. This makes them one of the most “carbon friendly” fireplaces available not only in Cape Town and South Africa, but indeed the world. About BioFire South Africa BioFire fireplaces South Africa is part of an international fireplace building and manufacturing company that is headquartered in Austria. They specialise in the construction of some of the most exclusive quality fireplace designs in the world and have provided countless satisfied customers with a product that is unrivalled across the globe. For a look at the current BioFire fireplaces design range in South Africa and abroad please go to their Fireplaces Design Gallery http://www.biofire-fireplaces.co.za/fireplace-designs.html on their website. For more information regarding BioFire fireplaces South Africa please contact Alex Wörz via email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can request an assessment for your home on their website and a member of their customer service team will contact you to set up a meeting. All BioFire fireplaces are guaranteed to be VOC, biocide, heavy metal and radioactive free and produce the lowest emission levels in the industry. The glass and door structure used by BioFire in the construction of their fireplaces are of certified European quality END Press release submitted by Justin Atkins at WSI, Cape Town http://www.wsiwebmarketing.co.za/ on behalf of BioFire fireplaces South Africa. For more PR information, please call WSI Web Marketing Cape Town on 021-913 . . .
Cape Town, 28 November 2012: Asset Print (http://www.assetprint.co.za/), one of Cape Town’s top printing firms, has announced a new online printing service that it will be offering. This service will allow all existing and new clients in South Africa to order both business and private printing jobs through a safe and secure online print shop powered by shopdirect.co.za No longer will a customer have to waste time standing in line now that they can buy prints online. To place an order all a client will need to do is go to the shop.assetprint.co.za site and follow these easy steps: Choose the product or products they want printed at Asset Print Choose the print option that best suits their needs Submit the artwork that needs printing (Asset Print can also provide design work if needed) Pay at the checkout Enter your delivery address Take delivery of your print job 3 – 5 days after final artwork approval The owner and operator of Asset Print, Mr. Michael Fortuin, had this to say at the launch of the new service: “Thanks to the launch of our new Asset Print online print store we have not only given our clients a fast, safe and effective way to order, pay for and receive their printing, but we have also given them the chance to compare our prices online. This will once and for all show our clients that we are determined to not only offer the best printing in Cape Town, but the most easily accessible and well-priced printing as well.” . For more about Asset Print and the printing services it offers in Cape Town please feel free to contact its owner and operator Mr. Michael Fortuin on: Tel: 0861 527 738 Tel: 021 423 4137 Fax: 021 423 7494. Email: email@example.com Asset Print (www.assetprint.co.za) is situated at 74 Loop Street in Cape Town, South Africa and is a fully BEE Certified Company. END For more information please call 021-913 4382. More Info: http://www.assetprint.co.za/ Author: Justin Atkins from Asset . . .