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 . . .
Fun for the whole family The 2016 Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival takes place from 1 to 10 July 2016 and promises fun and exciting activities for the whole family. Besides the delicious oysters and many other seafood delights on offer, there’s a diverse programme of more than 100 events, with something for every age and interest. To whet your appetite, here’s a look at just some of what’s lined up: Sporting events for adults On Saturday, 2 and Sunday, 3 July Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour presented by Rotary On Thursday, 7 July Momentum Health OatWell DualX powered by Peptopro Sporting events for children Sunday, 3 July Spur Rotary Knysna Children’s Cycle Tour - for children aged two to 9 Saturday, 2 July The Casper Kids Adventure Run and from 1 – 10 July Dare 2 Dash Challenge for kids - for children aged six to eight Other kiddies’ events The Pick n Pay Young Oyster Festival presented by Humpty Dumpty Windmeul Eggs enjoy fun cooking lessons, arts and crafts, for two to 10 year olds The Momentum Health Kiddies Area is a fully supervised, secure and fun area for children aged two to 12 with great age-appropriate activities. Parents can leave their children under supervision with full peace of mind. The annual Kids’ Pavement Art event is ideal for creative kiddies, includes lots of entertainment and prizes. The Enchanted Education Forest and Explore the Knysna Estuary on a Kayak are not to be missed! Funfair and inflatables are always a winner and these will be in abundance at the Festival. Fun for the whole family The FNB Knysna Forest Family Hikes on Monday, 4, Wednesday, 6 and Friday, 8 July are always a hit and a great way to experience the incredible Knysna Forest The Imperial Auto Festival of Golf at Pezula a great day out where parents and children get to play golf together on one of the most beautiful golf courses in SA. Make sure you visit the SA Navy ships on Thesen . . .
The ever-popular Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival will once again see the beautiful Garden Route town bursting at the seems as holiday-makers make their way there from 1 – 10 July 2016. This year, there’s an added activity to ensure revellers get their fill of what the town is most famous for! Seafood Wednesday, set to take place 6 July, gives sea-food lovers another chance to indulge in all manner of sea food – oysters included – just in case you they need another one! How it works: Restaurant walk-around The event will kick off with with a seafood walk-around at participating restaurants during the day. Expect the likes of delicious East Coast sole from 34 Degrees South and The Bell’s pan-fried Cape yellowtail with salsa verde and new potatoes – and that’s just to begin… Seafood braai competition At 5pm the fun moves to the Festival Pavilion for the SASSI Seafood Braai where locals go head-to-head to determine the best braaier in Knysna. This year you can be part of the judging panel, so make sure you get your vote in. Oyster Shucking and Eating competition This is one hotly contested title and have to see these contestants in action! Flavours of Knysna presented by Tabasco Here local eateries will compete for a host of oyster awards and with round 800 oysters being prepared on the night, this is one event oyster lovers can’t afford to miss! Also on offer will be a three-course Tabasco-inspired tasting menu, wine-tastings, a bar and entertainment, making it a great night out. Cost: R20 Festival Pavilion (includes all activity outside of Flavours of Knysna event): R20 per person; children under 12 free of charge. Flavours of Knysna: R175 includes, tasting voucher, tasting glass and entrance to Seafood Wednesday) Date: 6 July Time: 11am – 5pm at restaurants | Festival Pavilion from 5pm – 10pm Tickets available at Webtickets: http://www.webtickets.co.za/ or at the Festival grounds. All seafood used as part of the Seafood . . .
Online entries for the 2016 Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour are open and tour director Elwin Thompson says that the Knysna Rotary Club, which coordinates the tour every year, is looking forward to the biggest and best event ever. “The race, which celebrates its 29th year in 2016, has grown enormously since its inception and now comprises four very popular events – MTB events, road races, the SPUR Children’s Tour and the Forest Family Dam Ride. These take place on 2 and 3 July over the first weekend of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival (1-10 July 2016).” The MTB event is one of the biggest in southern Africa and includes outstanding cycling routes through the Knysna forest. The 50 km and 80 km MTB races are official premier seeding events of the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour. There are four different MTB races in total for varying technical abilities - 80 km, 50 km, 30 km and 15 km, and routes include access to privately owned sections of property that are usually closed to the public. Says Thompson: “The routes are set up and managed by Leon Evans, known as Dr Evil and, while cyclists will be riding through one of the most scenic areas in the Garden Route, they will also have their skills tested to the maximum. “The 109 km road race follows a new route introduced in 2014 which was designed for enthusiastic, competitive roadies and will keep you working all the way to the finish line.” The route takes cyclists from Knysna to Sedgefield to Kleinkranz and back to Knysna. The 50 km route is from Knysna to Sedgefield and back along the N2. The SPUR Rotary Knysna Children's Cycle Tour is a safe, scenic race for children from 2 to 10 years of age and consists of three events which start and finish at the Knysna Oyster Festival Grounds, for 2-4 year olds, 5-7 year olds and 8-10 year olds. The successful 25 km Forest Family Dam Ride on Sunday, 3 July, is a relaxed MTB ride. It is open to a limited number of riders, 12 years and over with some . . .
Think you have what it takes to master the BIG5? Swimming, cycling and running mixed with food, wine-tastings, live music and lots of oysters – that’s what you can expect at the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival from 1 to 10 July 2016. With more than 100 activities spread over ten days there will be no shortage of fun. But, if the idea of a week of nothing but indulgence leaves you restless why not sign up for the BIG5 Sport Challenge? The BIG5 Sport Challenge not only offers the unique opportunity to experience some of South Africa’s most spectacular natural scenery while enjoying the sport you love, but the impressive multisport event has gained massive popularity over the last few years and has become a bucket list ‘must’ on the local and international endurance and adventure race calendar. From mountain biking and running in and around Knysna’s famed forests and hills, to swimming in the lagoon in full view of the iconic Knysna Heads, the BIG5 Sport Challenge offers something for athletes across all fitness and skills levels. Participants will compete in five events over the course of Knysna Oyster Festival week, and a point system will be used to determine the winners. The BIG5 Lite offers four pre-determined events with athletes choosing a fifth from a selection of three other disciplines. Participants taking on the BIG5 Sport Challenge can look forward to competing in the following events: The Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour MTB Race (80km); The Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon (21.1km); The Featherbed Trail Run (15km); Dragons Featherbed Lagoon Mile Swim (1.6km); and The Momentum Health OatWell DualX, powered by PeptoPro (5km Run | 30km MTB | 2.5km Run) A one-stop registration process, preferred seeding for all five events, free access to the individual award ceremonies and the overall prize-giving event at the end of the challenge are some of the benefits of taking on this ‘Bucket List’ challenge. A . . .
Oyster enthusiasts, fitness fanatics and lovers of the good life, are you ready for this fun-filled lifestyle festival? The 33rd annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival takes place from 1 to 10 July 2016 and with more than 100 activities spread over ten days there will be no shortage of fun. As part of the festival, the Momentum Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour and the Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon will be taking place and entries are officially open! These highly acclaimed races offer sport lovers some of South Africa’s most spectacular natural scenery. This year we also bring you the all new Momentum Health OatWell DualX, powered by PeptoPro which will form part of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival as well as the BIG5 SPORT CHALLENGE. The DualX events will challenge athletes across all levels of fitness, skill experience and ages through a number of events taking place throughout the Festival. The rest of the programme includes many sporting and lifestyle events from swimming, bowls, and hiking to food and wine-tastings, live music, a special children’s programme and of course, lots and lots of oysters! Being one of South Africa’s most popular festivals with huge appeal for sports lovers, families and those in search of a great party, this year’s event is not to be missed! Visitors can look forward to the festival’s classic events, such as the ever-popular road and mountain bike races, the Knysna Wine Festival and Night Market, mid-week signature events such as the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival Flavours of Knysna presented by Tabasco, the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival Chuckle (where comedy take centre stage) and the Local Design and Food Market. And then of course there’s the Pick n Pay Women’s Walk, Teen for Tots triathlon, the Featherbed Co Trail Run and much, much more to keep the whole family entertained at this wonderful event. Get in on the action and don’t miss out this year! For the full programme and . . .
Ubique Auctioneers of South Africa are looking to go nationwide and even international with new online timed auctions of exclusive properties. Auctions are a great way for individuals and investors to get great deals on exclusive items. Increasingly auctions are now taking bids online as well as in person, the increasing popularity of this format has led to online exclusive auctions from some of the world’s biggest auctioneers. South Africa’s Ubique Auctioneers is the latest to introduce this format, with unique timed and live online auctions available to bidders worldwide. Ubique will be launching their new format with five impressive properties to bid on this 11th to 15th of April 2016. The first of the property auctions offers an impressive 671-hectares (1658 acres) of prime game reserve, which forms part of the core Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site. On this site, many rock formations can be found resulting from a meteorite which hit the earth two billion years ago. The Rondekop Game Farm has an abundance of game, including 3 Giraffes, 138 different species of birds and no less than 72 species of indigenous trees. The second and third lots are more traditional properties, offering sea views as breath-taking vistas in Kleinmond, South Africa. The fourth lot is a beautiful development property 500m from Kleinmond lagoon, which also offers an unrestricted sea view, while the fifth lot offers a modern vacation home situated in the Parys Gold and Country Estate and is sure to attract a few investors. A spokesperson for Ubique Auctioneers explained, “We are excited to be able to offer these amazing properties exclusively online through our new timed auction format. This enables individuals to place a bid at any time before the deadline, just like they might on eBay, in order to secure the very best deal possible on these amazing opportunities. Our new Ubique Online website will feature some of the very best lots we have available to test the strength of . . .
Number one bestselling author, Dr Mulalo Nemavhandu has released the never-before-told story, The True Origin of HIV & Aids: Secret Revealed. Re-Released February 16, 2016 and available for purchase from Amazon. Having been the subject of contentious debate for decades, Dr Mulalo Nemavhandu has uncovered what has puzzled scientists from around the world since Aids came to light in the 1980s. Readers should prepare to be shocked by the revelations made in this 154 paged non-fiction medical mystery. Over 34 million people in the world are living with HIV and AIDS, with 15 thousand new infections every day and an estimated 17 million AIDS orphans. With this book we can begin to better understand where the suffering began. Dr Mulalo Nemavhandu explains, “We owe the millions of those who died, those living with HIV or AIDS and those that will be infected in the future, the truth and nothing but the truth.” “Aids is no longer a disease, it’s a human rights issue” ~ Nelson Mandela YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRf7oj8Z2bc CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
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Seven South African chefs were announced as ‘Trailblazers’ in the 2015 WWF-SASSI Trailblazer Awards, held at The Table Bay Hotel, on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront on Monday, 30th November 2015. The seven awarded chefs are: Chef Peter Pankhurst - Savoy Cabbage Restaurant Chef Greg Coleman - East Head Café, Knysna Chef Michelle Theron - Pierneef à La Motte Chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams – Table Bay Hotel Chef Hylton Espey - Equus at Cavalli Wine Estate Chef Sias Tabambi - Harbour House Restaurant Chef Jonathan Japha - Black Sheep Restaurant Building on the phenomenal success of SASSI’s "Green, Orange, Red” guide amongst the South African public, the SASSI Trailblazer Awards recognise and celebrate chefs who are actively championing sustainable seafood practices in their restaurants. Pavs Pillay, SASSI Programme Manager at WWF-SA, commented, “Our partnerships with chefs are inspired by a love of seafood and a shared commitment to help restore our overexploited seafood species. The chefs we are recognising have gone the extra mile in advocating the sustainability message.” A previously awarded Trailblazer, and now Mentor, Chef Brad Ball of Peddlars & Co. in Constantia, Cape Town, added; “Chefs serve as the gatekeepers for the food and hospitality industry and therefore play a critical role in leading market forces and influencing popular taste. The reality is that chefs who support and promote ocean-friendly seafood can help ensure that there are fish to catch and enjoy tomorrow. My role is to do this, and to make up-and-coming chefs aware of what’s at stake.” Clare Mack, of Spill Communications, and the awards organiser, said, “It’s gratifying to see, in the third year of these awards, that many restaurants are adopting sustainable practices in seafood, without any intervention or prompting. Sustainability is now mainstream, it has really caught on.” The criteria on which the restaurants and chefs were assessed were: The . . .