The seventh installment of the Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Music Festival features an incredible line-up of South African folk and acoustic artists. The evening is set to be an experience of the finest musical storytelling from the personal journeys of Ross Learmonth [Prime Circle], Ard Matthews [Just Jinjer], Andre’ De Villiers, Jesse Clegg, Guy Buttery, Hassan’adas, Gavin Minter, Paige Mac, Nick Tuner, Hatcheman and Jennifer Eaves. Sunday 22th of February at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Gates open 16h00, Concerts start 17h00 and end at 19h00 Entrance charge: Adults: R100, Youth (6-21 years with ID): R75, BotSoc members (with card): R90 Bookings: call: 0217612866 visit: http://www.webtickets.co.za/events/featured/kirstenbosch-summer-sunset-concerts/829094921 Contact details: Concert info: 021 799 8783 or www.sanbi.org.za Email: Kirstenboschinfo@sanbi.org.za Twitter: @KirstenboschNBG Facebook: Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts Author: Jessica Miller from Hippo Communications. More Info link: http://www.sanbi.org.za/events/cape-town-folk-%E2%80%98n-acoustic-music-festival-kirstenbosch-nbg Twitter: Facebook: Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Hippo Communications. Photo: Photo: Photo: YouTube: CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Regional collaboration in the power and water sectors, the untapped potential of renewable energy and investment challenges will be top of the agenda at the 15th African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa conference and exhibition, returning to the CTICC in Cape Town from 12-14 May next year. The event is expected to again attract more than 5000 attendees and feature 250 exhibitors, 190 speakers, eight conferences, free technical workshops on the expo floor, three high-profile plenary sessions and the coveted industry awards gala dinner. The event brings together utility professionals from across the globe to learn, share knowledge and debate the key topics that will secure the future development of Africa’s power and water industries. Africa is open for business The new event director for African Utility Week Evan Schiff says: “Based on consultations with the industry, we have extended the conference and exhibition by an extra day, so we now offer three days of conference sessions, networking and an extra plenary session. The theme of our opening plenary session is: ‘Africa is open for business’. We have a few surprises up our sleeves in terms of keynote speakers and at this stage we can confirm that the Rockefeller Foundation’s Managing Director for Africa, Mr Mamadou Biteye, is part of our high-level line-up.” He continues: “our most important aim is to remain relevant by providing the best industry insight and knowledge to attendees. To ensure we are plugged in to the most up to date information, we work very closely with leading and pioneering individuals and companies in the sector. Our high-level advisory board is a veritable who’s who of the power and water industries and our conference and technical workshop programmes reflect this with topical, up-to-date discussions and presentations.” Industry challenges With regards to challenges in the industry, the African Utility Week director says “there is a growing need for regional collaboration: . . .
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. . . .