This enormously popular event is, for more than 20 years being; the flagship project of The Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch, featuring the Cape Town Concert Brass and the Cape Town Male Voice Choir, and it is sponsored by Pick n Pay. It’s a fun way to get in the mood for Christmas – and it also raises funds for charities in and around Cape Town. 18, 19, 20, & 21 December at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Gates open at 17h00 and the Carols start at 20h00 Entrance fee: For 18 December: Adults R80, Youth (6 to 18) R55, Children (2 to 5) R15 For 19/20/21 December: Adults R90, Youth (6 to 18) R65, Children (2 to 5) R20 Entrance fee includes a glow-stick and a song-sheet. Bookings: https://www.webtickets.co.za/events/charity/carols-at-kirstenbosch/830209834 Author: Jessica Miller from Hippo Communications. More Info link: http://www.kirstenboschrotary.co.za Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Hippo Communications. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Oliver Mtukudzi has had a career that has spanned more than twenty years and 40 original albums. This Multi-award winning singer has had an incredible career with a string of gold albums and award winning documentaries, establishing himself as an actor, a producer, an arranger, a prolific songwriter and, with his famous big voice, a formidable lead singer. He is also called the “Grand Master of Zimbabwean Traditional Pop” and is undoubtedly one of the greatest soulful voices of African Music. Sunday 14th of December at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Gates open 16h00, Concerts start 17h30 and end at 19h00 Entrance charge: Adults: R135, Youth (6-21 years with ID): R100, BotSoc members (with card): R120 Bookings: call 0217612866 or http://www.webtickets.co.za/events/featured/kirstenbosch-summer-sunset-concerts/829094921 Contact details: Concert info: 021 799 8783 Twitter: @KirstenboschNBG Facebook: Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts Author: Jessica Miller from Hippo Communications. More Info link: http://www.sanbi.org.za Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Hippo Communications. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
As the weather gets warmer and the holiday season looms, it is nearly time for The Big Issue’s annual Collectors Edition. This year’s edition considers “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow in South Africa”. The Big Issue opened up this theme to some of the biggest names in South Africa, asking them to reminisce about South Africa’s past, discuss the present, and speculate about the future. The deluxe edition will feature pieces from notable people such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ferial Haffajee of City Press, South African novelist Tom Eaton, iconic artist Proverb, and many other writers, photographers, artists, and leaders. The extended edition will be full to the brim, as contributors share their personal letters, South African experiences, thoughts and consideration on the future of the nation. It will be available for purchase from November 21 to the first week of January. As the writers discuss all things South African, the vendors continue to be a large, indispensable part of The Big Issue’s story. A part that strengthens its ties to the Cape Town community. Rather than the usual R20, the Collectors’ Edition will cost R30. But don’t worry, you get more for your money. Not only will readers get more content, but they will also be getting a Time Out guide to central Cape Town, which will be bagged with the magazine. And of course, readers will also be giving an extra boost to the vendors at a very important time of the year. Because vendors earn 50% of the full sale cost, they will take home R15 per copy instead of the usual R10. While R5 may not seem like much, the bonus will help each vendor through the holiday season. A registered non-profit, The Big Issue employs marginalized adults from any and all backgrounds as independent vendors. These ca 350 vendors are able to maintain legitimate, sustainable income by earning 50% of the full sale price of the magazine. The magazine, produced by a small but resolute team of journalists, is dedicated to all . . .
The annual Kids for Kids initiative kicks off for the fifth successive year this November, Sea Harvest will donate the money raised to the Children’s Hospital Trust, fundraiser for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and paediatric healthcare in the Western Cape. During the four-month campaign, running from November 2014 to February 2015, a portion of the sales of every crumbed Sea Harvest product sold will be donated to the Children’s Hospital Trust. Sea Harvest has pledged R300 000 this year. Sea Harvest is South Africa’s leading black-empowered commercial fishing company that provides local, sustainably caught Cape Hake. Since 2010 Sea Harvest’s Kids for Kids Initiative has donated more than R1million to the Trust for various projects at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, including a Surgical Skills Training Centre, a General Medical Ward, a new Medical Imaging Complex, and a Childsafe Research and Educational Centre. “Kids love our crumbed products,” said Sea Harvest CFO John Paul de Freitas, “by donating money from the sales of these products to the Children’s Hospital Trust, kids are literally helping other kids.” De Freitas said this year’s funds would go towards funding a Weekend Waiting List Initiative at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, where the long waiting list for non-critical surgeries is tackled on Saturdays. The Children’s Hospital Trust CEO, Louise Driver, said: “We are delighted to once again be the beneficiary of such a worthy campaign. Thanks to donors, like Sea Harvest, we are able to not only fund much-needed building projects, but also equipment needs, research, training and in this case, actual surgeries. This enables us to maintain the Hospital’s reputable status as a state-of-the-art child health institution that impacts on the healthcare of children in Africa and globally.” According to Dr Anita Parbhoo, Medical Manager at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, the Hospital’s excellent national and international . . .
“Rating will influence and shape the future of the business as we continue to evolve” Spintelligent Pty, the leading Cape Town-based publisher, trade exhibition and conference organiser, has been awarded a Level 2 BBBEE Contributor rating. “We are absolutely thrilled with reaching this important milestone”, says David Ashdown, Spintelligent Managing Director, adding: “it has been a strategic goal of the business and we achieved it following six months of diligent work”. Ashdown says the BBBEE rating allows the company to “secure and strengthen current institutional business with influential government organisations, parastatals and NGOs, whilst also positively influencing spending by South African corporates who need to engage with BBBEE rated businesses to improve their own contributors score. This in turn will open the door for many new companies to do business with us, therefore increasing our reach to relevant markets within which our sponsors, exhibitors and delegates operate, which will also provide them with more opportunities to conduct business.” He continues: “a BBBEE rating allows us to open new revenue streams and drive greater revenues from existing relationships. More importantly it ensures that we have a cultural and moral commitment to our employees and the operational nature of our business. A BBBEE rating will influence and shape the future of the business as we continue to evolve.” Spintelligent is the African office of Clarion Events Ltd which is based in the UK. It has become recognised as a highly successful African event organiser and publisher, with flagship projects in the power, mining, agriculture, defence and education sectors such as African Utility Week, African EduWeek, Agritech-Expo, Land Forces Africa and the iPAD franchise. Upcoming Spintelligent events: - iPAD DRC Mining & Infrastructure Indaba, Kinshasa, DRC: 22-23 October 2014 - Katanga Mining Week, Lubumbashi, Katanga, DRC: 28-29 October 2014 - iPAD Rwanda . . .
Whurq Recruitment and Standing Out Career Coaching are launching ‘Kickstart Your Career’, a 3-day, 9-hour workshop in October to optimally prepare and train 15 candidates, graduates and job seekers, for the job market. A high-quality comprehensive and interactive workshop by industry professionals is of huge benefit for young people in the current competitive and challenging job market. The workshop is open for any candidates that are graduating, job-seeking or already established on the job market. Hosted by experienced professionals who specialize in the recruitment and career coaching industry, the workshop aims to transfer industry related knowledge and provide professional guidance. Participation in the workshop allows candidates to partake in a series of individual and group-based exercises to be fully trained on personal development and career advancement whilst expanding their network. The workshops will be held in Bellville, Cape Town on Saturday 11, 18 and 25 October from 10:00-13:00. Author: Mark Wijsman from Standing Out. More Info link: http://www.standingout.co.za/workshop.html Twitter: https://twitter.com/StandingOutZA Facebook: https://facebook.com/standingoutza Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Standing Out. Workshop Kickstart Your Career by Alexander Gerritse and Mark Wijsman Photo: Alexander Gerritse CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Craft producers and designers are invited to attend the free monthly sector meeting of the Cape Craft + Design Institute (CCDI) on Wednesday 1 October. Ceramist Andile Dyalvane will discuss the multiple collaborative projects he has been involved in for the past six years – from working with fellow Cape Town artists to a recent international exhibition in Taipei. Andile will highlight the value of these collaborations in conceptualising new products, contributing to creative growth and making international contacts. Venue: CCDI Creative Enterprise Training Unit, 2nd floor, 37 Barrack Street, Cape Town. (Above the Field Office café, between Buitenkant and Harrington Streets.) Time: 13:00-15:00, with a networking session over tea/coffee. Register on arrival, no need to RSVP. See www.ccdi.org.za. Author: Judy Bryant from Judy Bryant Communications. More Info link: http://www.ccdi.org.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Mango Groove to headline Kirstenbosch New Year’s Eve concert With Mango Groove as the headline act and Arno Carstens the opening act, this New Year’s Eve concert at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden has to be where you want to celebrate. Pack your picnic, gather friends and family and head down to the Garden for music that resonates with the South African soul and will have you on your feet dancing the New Year in. Expect the best in South African pop when lead singer Claire Johnston and Mango Groove take the stage to bring in the New Year. With a career that spans our turbulent times, platinum discs and international successes have set their music on a path that delights the whole family. As a household name their performances are always a sell-out. Add to this, rock singer Arno Carstens and the concert is one that will thrill. Carstens’ career as a solo artist and lead singer of the Springbok Nude Girls has seen him enjoy more than 20 top ten singles, five SAMA awards and more. He has shared the stage with such legends as the Rolling Stones, REM and others. The combination of these legendary South African artists brings them home to their local fans and makes for a memorable evening and a new beginning for 2015. Price: R310 (one price only – no children’s discount) Tickets: www.webtickets.co.za or the Kirstenbosch Ticket Office: 021 761 2866 Gates open at 19h00 Concert: 20h30 to 00h15 Note: The concert takes place irrespective of rain. No refunds are issued. Author: Charlene Key from HIPPO Communications. More Info link: http://www.webtickets.co.za Twitter: @TheHippoTeam Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HIPPOcommunications?ref=bookmarks Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: HIPPO Communications. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Ju-Che Arendse’s tears of joy and pride prevented her from speaking, but her proud mother by her side said “Ju-Che put so much work into this story, she worked so hard and we are very proud of her”. Ju-Che is from Watsonia Primary and is winner of the first Growsmart Storytelling Competition. Her entry came out top of the 196 entries received and will join the other top twenty stories published in a book produced by educational textbook publisher, Via Afrika. The storytelling competition is a new addition to the fifth annual Growsmart Competition, a CSI project of Growthpoint Properties which is run in conjunction with the Western Cape Department of Education. “We wanted to give the children who entered Growsmart an extra chance to shine, said Jewel Harris of Growthpoint Properties. “That is why I am so encouraged to see that there are children in the top 20 whose schools dropped out in the first round. That means that we achieved what we set out to do – to give the children a second chance to win. Next year we may extend it even further, so the writers and thinkers who may not make the spelling team also have a chance to showcase their talents.” Ju-Che Arendse won R10 000 towards her education for the book. Second place winner was Zuhariah Safodien from Summit Primary and third place went to Megan Steyn from Brooklands Primary for her story. The prize for the most creative story book went to Cassidy Abrahams from Delft Primary. The winners were announced at the final of the Growsmart competition, held at the Waterfront two days before World Literacy Day on September 6. Speaking at the final which was held at the Waterfront, Western Cape Minister of Education Debbie Schäfersaid “I have always loved reading and reading is very important for grammar and spelling. People’s grammar is not as it should be: today’s iPads can be confusing with their American spell check, and incorrect spelling. We see colour spelled without a U’ and honour spelled without . . .
MANGO-OMC has been appointed to handle the communications for the 2014 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. It is the fourth year that MANGO-OMC will be assisting Eat Out with communication around the prestigious annual restaurant awards. Following exciting changes to the Eat Out magazine and website coupled with the continuous growth in popularity of the restaurant awards, this year’s event promises to be the biggest celebration yet. Says Nicole Capper, Account Director: “We are honoured to be working with the Eat Out brand again on an event of this calibre. Their ability and drive to engage with and meet consumer, industry and trade needs is inspiring, and their commitment to setting higher benchmarks every year is a welcome challenge”. Says Aileen Lamb, General Manager: Consumer Division at New Media Publishing: “We chose to work with MANGO-OMC again due to their comprehensive understanding of the Eat Out brand and objectives. Their detailed and creative strategic approach is supported by extensive reporting structures and we are confident this year will be another successful collaboration.” Tickets are available via Webtickets. For enquiries, contact Julie Potgieter at email@example.com For MANGO-OMC queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org Author: Lika Tolken from MANGO-OMC. More Info link: http://http://www.eatout.co.za/awards/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mango_omc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MANGOOMC Images: For high res version/s of Two image/s please contact: MANGO-OMC. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .