School of Rock Claremont will be hosting two separate camps this Winter holiday INSTRUMENT WORKSHOPS: 27-29 June We will be running a 3-day winter instrument workshop from 9am - 2pm over the following days: Monday 27th June - Vocals and Keys Workshop Tuesday 28th June - Guitar Workshop Wednesday 29th June - Drums, Bass and Percussion Workshop The workshops will be run by our highly skilled instructors from each of our music departments. These workshops accommodate players of all skill levels and will be split into two age groups 6-10 year olds and 11-18 year olds, with a maximum of 10 students per group. The cost per day for each workshop is R600 per student. You do not have to attend all three workshops, you choose the days you would like to attend. PUNK ROCK CAMP: 11-13 July We will be hosting a PUNK ROCK camp from the 11th-13th July from 9am - 1pm each day. This camp is only open to students 11-18 years of age and must be competent on their instrument. This is an awesome camp to join and have a lot of fun this winter. Meet kids your age and walk away having had a blast learning Punk Rock songs and hopefully sign-up into our Performance Programme to be part of our next Season Show: PUNK ROCK. Join the Punk Rock Camp, play in a band, choose a band name, practice and perform! The cost of the 3 day PUNK ROCK CAMP is R1500 per student. Each student signs-up for the full 3 days Limited spaces available so BOOK NOW!!!! Please note your booking can only be confirmed once payment is received. Bookings close 48-hours prior to the commencement of each camp. DO NOT DELAY! TO BOOK: Call 021 671 9580 or email email@example.com CAMP BREAKDOWN: Winter Instrument Workshops @ R600 per day (9am-2pm) Monday 27th June - Vocals and Keys Workshop Tuesday 28th June - Guitar Workshop Wednesday 29th June - Drums, Bass and Percussion Workshop Punk Rock Camp @ R1500 for the 3-day camp Monday 11th - . . .
In support of World Hunger Day on 28 May, KFC urged customers to Double Up their Add Hope donations and double the difference it makes to the plight of the millions of South African children who go to bed hungry every night. Our customers generously responded by doubling up their R2 donations, donating over R1 million towards the fight against hunger over the two week Add Hope Double Up campaign. “The Add Hope Double Up campaign was an opportunity to increase awareness of the prevalence of hunger in South Africa and to illustrate the impact it will have on our country’s future if we don’t do something about it,” says Thabisa Mkhwanazi, KFC South Africa Marketing Director. “The success of Add Hope shows that South Africans want to get involved and that if we all pull together, even the smallest contribution can have a major impact.“ Add Hope has raised over R300 million in funds to secure the future of South Africa by helping children learn, grow and thrive through providing them with a nutritious meal, every day. Add Hope makes sure that over 100 000 children receive nutritious meals every month, with the help of 110 beneficiary partners around the country. The collaboration between KFC, its beneficiaries and its customers is vital in fighting hunger and the total donated to these beneficiary organisations increases every year. As part of this Double Up campaign, and in support of World Hunger Day, a number of prominent South Africans visited Add Hope beneficiary organisations to get a first-hand experience of the incredible impact the donations have on young lives. Actress Hlubi Mboya visited Afrika Tikkun in Diepsloot, Gauteng. “These children have my heart. Food, education and shelter are basic human rights. It’s powerful to see the impact that Add Hope has on places like Afrika Tikkun and on these young lives and it is a blessing that places like these are open to the vulnerable. I was completely blown away by all the facilities, and the energy, positive and . . .
Sinethemba Dlova and Siyasanga Mtshokotsha have seen the strain that ward councillors take trying to keep up with their workload. Now the two young entrepreneurs from Gugulethu have developed an app – named MuniWard – that will offer those councillors some relief, and give community members a little peace of mind. Spare a thought for South Africa’s 4 200-plus ward councillors. In a 2010 report, the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) in Johannesburg highlighted some of the challenges these officials encounter as they labour at the very coalface of local government, serving as the interface between wards and municipalities. Chief among these are high turnover and work overload. Ward councillors are also beset by infrastructural problems, said the CPS report, and lack administrative support. Sinethemba Dlova (21) and Siyasanga Mtshokotsha (22) are familiar with the pressure under which ward councillors work. The two tell of the long lines that residents of Gugulethu in the Western Cape make to speak to their ward councillors, face-to-face encounters assumed to be the best way to raise issues or get some feedback from calls logged with the municipality. Equally long, then, is the list of complaints that ward councillors have to tend to at the end of long days. They, somehow, have to make time to convert scribbled notes into queries to the municipality. Once the municipality gets back to them, they then have to report back to the resident. “Ward councillors have no dedicated system to do this,” says Mtshokotsha. “They have no way of letting the resident know that a problem is being seen to, so there’s no transparency and it becomes a communication problem.” The partners want to bridge that gap. To do so, they’ve developed a mobile app called MuniWard. The aim, they say, is to connect ward councillors and residents, “ensuring transparency in faults logging and status tracking”. MuniWard is, as the best apps are, simple but efficient. The business plan . . .
The original Defending the Caveman is coming to Cape Town this June. Showing at The Baxter Theatre from 14 to 25 June, Tim Plewman will have audiences in stitches with his revered comedy classic. Considered one of the best solo comedies in the country, Defending the Caveman picks apart relationships with laugh-a-minute quips and everyday realities. You will find yourself laughing one moment and digging your partner in their ribs the next, because of the truth of the comments. Plewman’s way of managing to ‘capture’ his audience in his hands is palpable. While this tongue-in-cheek play looks at relationships, attempting to unravel the twists and turns of the double helix in men’s complex ‘dance’ with women, Plewman gives his all, every minute of every performance. Back by popular demand, Plewman puts new life and energy into Defending the Caveman. After five years, Plewman steps back onto the stage to add to his 1 544 sold out performances of the longest-running and most successful solo comedy in South African theatre history. And the audiences keep coming back; “I am going to bring my wife here to see it,” said Geoffrey Matenji from SAfm radio with tears rolling down his cheeks from laughter. Warm up this winter with sizzling hot comedy from Tim Plewman. If you’re travelling down to the Grahamstown National Arts Festival be sure to catch his world-premiere comedic offering Gym & Tonic: The Memory of Old Muscle inspired by Plewman’s book Fitness for Old Farts, and starring acclaimed actors Paul Ditchfield, Russel Savadier and Tim Plewman. The play will show at the Thomas Pringle Hall from 30 June to 4 July. Defending the Caveman is on at The Baxter Theatre from 14 to 25 June. Book at Computicket or at the theatre. Watch the promo video here: http://bit.ly/1OXawiP Read what some of the audience had to say: “Saw this play must be more than 20 times and willing to see it 20 more” – Elaine Meyer Upper Crust. “Laugh? I nearly died! This . . .
Discount Traveler in Cape Town, South Africa is an absolute haven for anybody wishing to take cheap tours to breathtaking locations anywhere in or around South Africa. They offer fantastic discounts to a host of hotels, spas and restaurants which cater to a wide variety of customers. If you visit their site, you can see a host of categories under which they list the properties on which they offer discounts for accommodation and entertainment. Through this amazing platform, one can book flights, hire vehicles, go to restaurants, visit wine shops, select cruises etc. With them, deals which are hugely extravagant can be easily accessible to people of the most modest means. That includes everything, from cheap car rentals to affordable hotel rooms. Also, getting registered with Discount Traveler could provide various travel-related brands with the opportunity to reinforce a positive image and enhance their appeal. Below are some of the big advantages that could be had by getting a firm’s name listed on Discount Traveler: First of all, the brand name would be promoted and it would get far more exposure. Staying in regular touch with the market would enable a brand to keep its visibility intact. If one wants to succeed in their business venture, then one needs to put their brand in the right place in the market in order to gain attention from the target/niche audience. It’s a good idea to include certain community-friendly features in your packages and deals, in such a way that locals of certain areas would be able to take an interest in it. Making special promotional displays such as package deals, cruise packages and discount offers would be helpful in enhancing your brand image before your consumers and improving your brand value and brand trustworthiness. And all the above provisions can be achieved when a company decides to partner with Discount Traveler. Some of the most esteemed institutions with lucrative offers which are listed with them . . .
South Africa’s premier online supplier of LGBTI news and lifestyle features, Mambaonline.com, is adding its voice to GaySA Radio. Mambaonline.com is South Africa’s most regularly used and most popular gay medium, reaching more than 70,000 unique visitors every month. Now, Mambaonline.com, has announced that it’s throwing its weight behind the new online LGBTI radio station, GaySA Radio, streaming live 24 hours a day/7 days a week on http://gaysaradio.ndstream.net. The initiative gives further credibility to the fledgling GaySA Radio and offers Mambaonline.com another platform to reach an even wider audience. All news bulletins on GaySA Radio are now presented in conjunction with Mambaonline.com. Even more exciting is the weekly Gay Agenda news, actuality and entertainment programme that will be brought to listeners by Mambaonline.com. This vibrant show on Thursdays between 3 - 6pm, features interviews, news and lifestyle information directly from the Mambaonline.com website, as well as in-depth interviews and opinions that add value to the articles posted on the site. “It makes sense for LGBTI media on complementary platforms to work and grow together,” said Luiz De Barros, Publisher of Mambaonline.com. “By harnessing our synergies we can offer better, more empowering and more relevant content to our audiences who are hungry to share their experiences and realities.” GaySA Radio and Mambaonline.com will in future offer advertisers a joint rate card, giving them added value across both platforms. The two entities will also share branding at events and will actively work together to help and support each other. This includes an embedded player for GaySA Radio on the Mambaonline.com website, so that people who browse the site can listen to GaySA Radio at the same time. There will also be a page on the GaySA Radio website featuring highlights from Mamabonline.com. Hendrik Baird, Operations Manager at GaySA Radio, said: “The biggest winners . . .
For ten years, Naadiya Moosajee and Hema Vallabh have faithfully managed WomEng, an organisation they had co-founded as students to cultivate the next generation of women engineers. WomEng has now sired WomHub, allowing the founders to extend their services and programmes to women in other professions. The longevity of WomEng is a credit to the tenacity and ingenuity of its founders. Naadiya Moosajee had established the organisation, then named South African Women in Engineering (SAWomEng), as part of group of engineering students at the University of Cape Town in 2006. It was relaunched in 2013 as WomEng, with Hema Vallabh as co-founder. Its objectives remained the same throughout: to develop and increase the number of women engineers in Africa. The organisation did so with aplomb and invention. The founders had recruited plenty of enthusiastic members, especially once they’d started GirlEng in 2010, the programme targeting school learners considering careers in engineering. (The first girls mentored on GirlEng graduated in 2014.) They pulled in big-name sponsors. They developed a comprehensive suite of programmes for women in all stages of their careers. And on request from longstanding sponsors Unilever, they grew beyond the national borders, offering their first workshops in Kenya in 2013. International acclaim followed. Moosajee has, for instance, been a repeat delegate at the World Economic Forum as one of the organisation’s ‘Global Shapers’. (She has selfies with Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg at this year’s Davos meeting to prove it.) Then WomEng ran into difficulties. In the wake of the global economic troubles and as oil and mineral prices dropped, their sponsors – many in the engineering and mining areas – had to tighten their belts. Suddenly WomEng’s future looked less secure. At the same time, new opportunities were beckoning. Surgeons were suggesting that similar programmes were needed in their discipline, . . .
On 1 June, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign will launch a national drive to acknowledge and inspire adults across the country to change the lives of children by sharing books and stories with them. Called FUNDA Leader, this campaign will celebrate the spirit of activism shared by thousands South Africans across the country, and will be launched at the Homecoming Centre in District 6. Three community literacy role models will be celebrated at the event, which will also be attended by local celebrities, Rico Schacherl and Denise Newman, who will be sharing their personal stories on their own road to literacy. The aim of the campaign is to encourage everyday South Africans to volunteer their time to make storytelling and books part of children’s lives. FUNDA Leaders are adults who care about and respect children. They want to find ways to help children learn and become literate through engaging and sharing stories in fun and meaningful ways. These FUNDA Leaders will then form part of a specialised Nal’ibali activist network, and receive tailored training and support needed to create nurturing environments necessary to foster a valued culture of reading across South Africa. FUNDA Leader calendar of activities will be shared on Nal’ibali’s social media platforms to let people know what is happening in communities across the country, as well as to inspire others to become reading role models in their communities. “Far too few children in South Africa have the opportunity to engage with books and stories in a way that is enjoyable and exciting,” said Jade Jacobsohn, Nal’ibali Managing Director. “In fact, only 5% of caregivers in the country read to their children. As a consequence, there is often a lack of motivation for children to engage in reading, which we know has very direct and very negative implications for future learning success. We would like to encourage all South Africans to get stuck into this very simple and deeply impactful way to help . . .
De La Porte Property Group or DLP is a trusted name in property sector of Cape Town area. De La Porte Property Group was founded in 1998 and they have been constantly active in property sector since then. DLP provides all property related services. They offer property management, leasing and sales in the greater Cape Town area. De La Porte Property Group manages commercial, industrial and residential property. They customise property solutions as per the needs of their clients. Why choose De La Porte Property Group In recent years, DLP has become property specialist among all the property agents of Cape Town. They are a full-service property company. They are one stop destination for all types of property services. Excellent property management services They offer property management services for commercial and industrial freehold properties. DLP provides an extensive property management service for owners of a single property, a sectional title unit or a portfolio of properties. De La Porte Property Group help in minimising interruptions by effectively managing change. Clients can expect quick response from DLP. They also provide personalised services like marketing and letting of vacant space, lease administration, rental collection and legal management, income and expenses budgeting and controlling, cash flow management, regular financial reporting, managing service providers, maintenance management and facilities management. They use renowned property management software that is used by some of the largest listed property funds in South Africa. This enables them to provide clients high quality property management and accounting functions. Easy rental and leasing services De La Porte Property group holds immense experience in property sector .A property investor can benefit a lot from their experience. They offer leasing services for commercial and industrial properties. They have a large referral network. DLP has a large . . .
GEMS further improves services to remote regions of SA In a bid to further enhance the accessibility of its services to its members, the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) is establishing a number of special client liaison offices (CLOs) throughout South Africa (SA), particularly in the more remote areas of the country. Commenting on this development, Liziwe Nkonyana, Executive: Communications and Member Affairs of GEMS says that SA’s second largest medical scheme now provides healthcare cover to approximately 1.8 million individuals in all nine provinces, many of whom are situated in rural or semi-rural areas of the country. “We believe it is critical to be on hand to render services to all of our members and potential members, including those situated in the more the inaccessible areas of the country. We would like our members to be able to communicate with the Scheme with absolute ease when it comes to obtaining more information on benefits or in the event of any difficulties.” According to Nkonyana, these are just some of the reasons why the Scheme has embarked on an initiative aimed at setting up a network of client liaison offices throughout SA. One of the key roles of this unit is to expand the GEMS footprint, and to improve our ability to serve the needs of our members while strengthening and opening up new channels of communication with our valued members. The CLOs support and complement the services currently offered by the GEMS call centre and walk-in centres,” she explains. Nkonyana says that the Scheme’s specially trained CLOs are tasked with attending to and resolving member queries while providing feedback to members and the Scheme. It is also the duty of the CLOs to escalate any outstanding matters to ensure resolution. The staff within the unit is responsible for improving the current turnaround times of queries and will work on a 70% onsite resolution target requiring instant feedback to ensure enhanced member . . .