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The skateboarding world championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore kicked off today with the SA women’s street and SA vert championships. Johannesburg skater Kelly Murray lifted the trophy for the second year running with Kimberley locals Boipelo Awuah and Natalie Bramley placing second and third respectively. Skating in sweltering heat at the world-class Kumba Skate Plaza in the Northern Cape capital of Kimberley, both Murray and the 9-year old Awuah qualified for the Women’s Street World Championships taking place at 18h30 on Thursday. 26-year-old Murray has been skating for eight years and admits to being very nervous about skating with some of her icons. “Since I got a board for Christmas, I have been following these girls on the internet and watching them skate. It is exciting, yet nerve-wracking to think about going up against them. In the SA Vert Championship, another Kimberley local showed homeground supremacy with 14-year-old Damian Bramley taking the trophy and Graham Denoon of Roodepoort second and Dallas Oberholzer of KwaZulu-Natal finishing third. The women’s street roster includes Americans Alana Smith, Alexis Sablone, Elissa Steamer, Lacey Baker, Marissa Dal Santo and Vanessa Torres, Aura Bredart from Belgium, Brazilians Gabriella Mazetto and Leticia Bufoni as well as Kat Williams from Australia and Russian Kate Shengeliya. Thursday will also see the first-ever African Street Skateboarding Championships taking place with participants representing fourteen African countries vying for the title. For more information, visit www.kimberleydiamondcup.com or connect with us on Twitter at KDiamondCup #kdcskate and KimberleyDiamondCup on Facebook. ENDS Author: Ronelda Visser from Peridot Communications. More Info link: http://www.kimberleydiamondcup.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/kdcskate Facebook: https://facebook.com/KimberleyDiamondCup Images: For high res version/s of Two image/s please contact . . .
The Skateboarding for Hope community outreach initiative presented by VANS will be returning to its roots when the road show travels through the Northern Cape in June. The relevance of this campaign is once again brought into perspective as the tour will co-incide with National Youth Day celebrations throughout South Africa. The skateboarding spectacular kicks off in the Namakwa town of Springbok on Youth Day, 16 June. The action starts from 10h00 and will include skateboarding demonstrations, skate clinics for novice skateboarders, product give-aways and a tricks for cash contest. The road show will then travel to Upington in the heart of the Green Kalahari region for a stop from 13h00 – 16h00 on Thursday, 18 June, and then onwards to De Aar in the Karoo for more skateboarding fun on Friday, 19 June from 13h00 – 16h00. The Skateboarding for Hope campaign is proudly supported by the Northern Cape Provincial Government and has been traveling around the country for the past five years to promote skateboarding as an affordable and accessible sport. “This initiative started in the Northern Cape as part of the provincial government’s commitment to youth development and we are very happy that more of our youth in the rural areas of our province will be introduced to this wonderful sport,” explains John Block, MEC for the Department of Economic Development and Tourism of the Northern Cape Provincial Governent, which recently won a global award for their commitment to social development in skateboarding. “Skateboarding is not just an exciting activity that keeps kids active, but it also teaches them many valuable life lessons and creates an incredible camaraderie between youth from all walks of life. We’ve seen the difference that skateboarding has made in the lives of local youth and discovered incredible talents in the far-flung corners of our country. Some of these youngsters have benefitted vastly from being part of such a supportive community. Many of the kids . . .
Heart 104.9FM supports Kim Cloete as she returns to acting Cape Town, 14 January 2015: Actress, TV Host, Radio presenter and playwright Kim Cloete will move away from the microphone at the end of the month for a while as she shifts her attention to the stage. Cloete has been keeping listeners glued to Heart 104.9FM since March 2014 with her mid-morning show #Kimmistry, but has now decided to focus on her first love, acting. The dynamic Cloete recently opened the Garden Court Theatre previously known as the Old Woodstock Holiday Inn with her business partner Loukmaan Adams and they hope for it to be the next big thing in Cape Town. The critically acclaimed show Vocal Mania featuring theatre legend Terry Fortune and Adams is currently showing. In addition to the role of a business woman, Cloete presents two shows on Afrikaans pay channel Kyknet, has just completed a feature film and now wants to shift her focus to her number one passion, acting. Cloete says this is not goodbye. “I am not leaving the industry, I am merely shifting capacity. Radio is very close to my heart. I am grateful for the opportunity Heart 104.9FM has afforded me over the last year as I could really connect with communities, it truly made me feel like I am back home. And I love my listeners, they have become family.” Stay tuned to Heart 104.9FM for our new and exciting 2015 line-up. For more information visit www.1049.fm or add us on Facebook /Heart104.9FM or follow us on twitter @heart1049fm For more information contact: Unity Ruiters Heart 104.9FM Public Relations and Communications Tel: 021 406 8900/ 082 392 6006 Author: Unity Ruiters from Heart 104.9FM. Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/heart1049fm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heart104.9FM Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Heart 104.9FM. Actress, TV Host and Radio presenter Kim Cloete Photo: Heart 104.9FM CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
A thought-provoking Cape Town exhibition, Design & Making [the story of food], traces the evolution of craft and design through food - in particular, the vessels used for its preservation, storage, packaging and distribution. The exhibition, at the Castle of Good Hope from 12 May-12 October this year, is a collaboration between the Cape Craft & Design Institute (CCDI) and Iziko Museums of South Africa’s Social History Collections Department. It is an official Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 project (#461). Installations reveal how the story of food preservation, storage and packaging over time is vast and complex. From using found objects such as ostrich eggs and gourds, and objects made from clay, wood, grass and other materials, we now store food in freezers, plastic, cardboard, glass and vacuum-packaging. And while we still have the same food types such as grains and cereals, in our current era there is a proliferation of ‘created’ foodstuffs such as energy drinks and same-size fruit and vegetables. The exhibition story is told through installations and objects: a large group of historic African, European and Asian objects sourced from Iziko’s Collections stands alongside 30 contemporary objects created by designer-makers from the Western Cape. There are also examples of modern packaging. The curators are independent consultants Rayda Becker and June Hosford, Esther Esmyol and Wieke van Delen (Iziko Museums), Vikki du Preez (Cape Peninsula University of Technology); it was project managed by Marjorie Naidoo (CCDI) and exhibition designer Aidan Bennetts. Support and/or sponsorship come from the Distell Foundation, Zonnebloem Wines, Business and Arts South Africa and recycling companies PETCO and Select-A-Can. As well as assisting with the establishment of the exhibition in collaboration with the Distell Foundation, Zonnebloem Wines has contributed to a display of older bottles of wine. The company has also supplied 100 Zonnebloem . . .
NAMIBIA - TOURIST GUIDE One of the most beautiful and mysterious deserts of the world inhabited by species such as elephants, rhinos and lions, crossed by streams that disappear underground to return to smack a few miles away. Marshes that are flooded in the rainy season especially good, then host species typical of wetlands birds, dunes rising up to 300 meters above the ground, plants that seem to transport us to the era of dinosaurs. A young and promising huge potential between Kalahary and the cold waters of the South Atlantic country. An endemic fauna such as own cooling system oryx and desert dunes straight out of one particularly optimistic picture school calendar features. Capital Windhoek is Namibia's capital with an estimated population of about 230,000 inhabitants. Flag The flag of Namibia was established in 1971, adopting the colors of the People's Organization South West Africa (SWAPO), the most important popular liberation movement. Red represents the most important base of the country : its people. It relates to their heroism and their determination to build a future of equal opportunity for everyone. The white color stands for peace and unity. Green symbolizes plants and agricultural resources. The blue represents the clear sky, the Atlantic Ocean and the precious and indispensable element of water and rain. Finally, the golden yellow sun is life and energy. In addition, blue, red and green colors are also the most important of the majority tribe in Namibia, the Ovambu. Geographical Location and Map Namibia is located on the southwestern coast of Africa and is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botwuana the east and Angola to the north. A narrow namibiaapéndice map-eastern tip of Caprivi, Namibia joins Zambia and Zimbabwe. This country has an arid climate heterogeneous territory divided into four regions : the Namib Desert and coastal along coastal plains, the central plateau, overgrown, sloping eastward, the Kalahari desert . . .
The Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore will feature an amazing line-up of South African artists during live concerts at the Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley. On Friday, 27 September, and Saturday, 28 September, the skate park will be pumping with some electrifying beats. Friday sees free entry to the skate plaza for the opening ceremony and concert. Actor turned rapper and music producer Psyfo aka Sipho Ngwenya will be the master of ceremonies. The performance line-up includes dance crews, DJs and performances by Fruit & veggies, Psyfo, Cape Town brothers Bfake, Talibun, Proph and Bingle Dimera. Saturday’s concert start at 20h00 with an incredible music programme. Award-winning Toya De Lazy and hip hop artist Da Les will warm up the crowds even more before headline act AKA takes to the stage just after midnight. The multiple award-winning rapper has been dubbed the Prince of Rap and is sure to rock the skate plaza with some of his chart-topping hits. The concert promises to be one of the highlights of the Kimberley Diamond Cup world skateboarding championships presented by Kumba Iron Ore, which takes place from 27-29 September at the Kumba Skate Plaza next to the Big Hole museum complex. The three-day skateboarding spectacular features professional and amateur street and vert contests as well as an All Cities team contest. Tickets are on sale now from Computicket or at the skate plaza. Entry to the Kumba Skate Plaza is free on Friday. Saturday concert tickets are R80 or R120 for Golden Circle tickets. Daily entry tickets to the Kumba Skate Plaza are R50 per person, while a weekend pass costs R80. A weekend pass plus a concert ticket cost R120 and a weekend pass with a Golden Circle ticket cost R160. For more information, visit www.kimberleydiamondcup.com. More Info link:: http://www.kimberleydiamondcup.com Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Ronelda Visser from Peridot Communications. Originally distributed by . . .
The Skateboarding for Hope community outreach programme will be rocking the Diamond City this weekend with a full day of skateboarding action at the Kimberley Skate Plaza. Skateboarding enthusiasts from across the Northern Cape and Free State will descend on the state-of-the-art skate park to show off and showcase their skateboarding tricks on Saturday, 15 June 2013. One talented skateboarder will also win a wild card entry into the world skateboarding championships, which will be taking place in Kimberley in September. The day’s action will include skateboarding clinics, demos, best trick competitions with cash prizes and skateboarding merchandise up for grabs. The Skateboarding for Hope initiative was launched by the Northern Cape provincial government to offer South African youth the opportunity to challenge themselves mentally and physically. The programme aims to introduce youth to skateboarding as a healthy, affordable and accessible lifestyle alternative, while creating a strong youth culture centred around mutual respect and intercultural cohesiveness. As a way of combatting socio-economic problems affecting the youth, Skateboarding for Hope presents road shows with skateboarding clinics and life skills training to raise awareness of the fastest growing sport in the world. The Skateboarding for Hope road show is proudly supported by Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore and is currently traveling across the country to promote skateboarding as a sport and to identify emerging talent to compete in the amateur division of the world championships. Retail partner Boogaloos has lined up a jam-packed schedule in seven of the country’s nine provinces and has also added three Grand Slam events in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg respectively. According to Mr John Block, Northern Cape MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, it is especially fitting that the tour should land in Kimberley this weekend. “Kimberley has definitely become the official . . .
Maloof Skateboarding has announced the list of vert skaters who will compete in the Maloof Money Cup World Skateboarding Championships, which will be returning for a second year to Kimberley in the Northern Cape from 28 – 30 September. The best professional vert skaters from around the world will compete for the massive $75 000 first place prize and the world championship title. Thousands of skateboarding enthusiasts flocked to Kimberley last year for the inaugural event. Hotels sold out all weekend, restaurants and businesses hired additional workers to help with the influx of fans, who descended on the small town, once famous for its diamond mines. Dozens of busses brought fans from cities across the Northern Cape to local campgrounds that overflowed with tent cities. “The reception we received in Kimberly and across South Africa for our contest last year was incredible,” said Joe Maloof, founder of Maloof Money Cup and owner of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. “We’re excited to return to Kimberley for a second year and I can tell you that the anticipation for this year’s contest is inspiring. In the last year, South Africa has seen skateboarding grow to new heights as kids in townships and provinces across the country take on skateboarding as an affordable, healthy activity. It’s only a matter of time before we see these kids join the ranks of the international pros.” This year’s pro vert skaters include Alex Perelson, Bob Burnquist, last year’s winner Pierre Luc Gagnon, Sandro Dias, Elliot Sloan, Andy MacDonald, Adam Taylor, Danny Mayer and 12-year-old Tom Schaar. Schaar is the young newcomer who set a world record as the first skater to ever successfully land a 1080. He landed the huge trick again in the X Games Asia earlier this year to win the Mini Mega Gold. The Maloof World Vert Championships will take place on Saturday, 29 September, and Sunday, 30 September 30. “To be able to hold the world championships in . . .
Local skateboarding enthusiasts will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get first-hand coaching from the top vert skateboarder in the world in the run-up to the 2012 Maloof Money Cup world skateboarding championships. Pierre Luc Gagnon, also known as PLG, was crowned as vert world champion after an amazing skateboarding display at last year’s contest in Kimberley and will be back to defend his title this year from 28 – 30 September. PLG has not only dominated the vert contests of the world’s greatest skateboarding event, the Maloof Money Cup, each year, but has also won numerous other contests like X Games and the Dew Tour. He is considered to be the most prolific winner in vert skateboarding history. PLG will be conducting two vert half-pipe clinics at the amazing Maloof Skate Plaza in Kimberley on 24 and 25 September for anyone keen to get some insider info on the challenges of vert skateboarding. The youth clinic will be offered free of charge, but will be limited to the first forty entrants to sign up via the website on www.maloofmoneycup.com. Twenty entrants will be accommodated for each of the 1-day clinics. Successful participants will receive confirmation and will have to be on site from 16h00 – 18h00 daily. Clinic attendants will not only receive personal attention from the world champion, but loads of cool prizes are up for grabs as well. “This is an unbelievable opportunity for young skateboarders to receive personal training from the best vert skateboarder in the world. This is what the Maloof championship is all about – paying it forward, exposing South African youth to the incredible sport of skateboarding and allowing them to hone their skills. By getting world-class skateboarders to actively assist in helping these youngsters will definitely be a huge boost for the sport in the Northern Cape and the rest of the country. It’s like getting training tips from an Olympic gold medal winner,” mentions Tim McFerran of Maloof . . .