Give back by watching Ladysmith Black Mambazo in celebrating the holiday season At this time of year, when tables groan under the weight of delectable food, spare a thought for those less fortunate. Now you can make a difference in the life of a hungry person by simply clicking on https://goo.gl/kIYFLN and watching Ladysmith Black Mambazo perform online. The longer you watch, more people will be fed, as Pick n Pay in partnership with SASKO and FoodForwardSA will make sure that the gift of bread will reach hungry tummies. Ask your friends to watch the video and share it on Facebook or Twitter. The campaign will keep running until 170 000 slices of bread have been donated so keep watching and sharing and spreading a little festive cheer. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Wooden Jungle Gyms – The secret of simulating your child’s development in an enjoyable way could be waiting right outside your home. The benefits of buying a Wooden Jungle Gym are many. Wooden Jungle Gyms are easily integrated into a family lifestyle. They provide quality family fun, without needing to even leave the home. Wooden jungle gyms teach children value skills which they can carry with them into adulthood. Physical, emotional and social skills are just a few of the essential skills that can be learned through a wooden jungle gym, and the best part is that your children are enjoying themselves while their development grows in leaps and bounds. Most children in this day and age do not get as much exercise as they should. The Wooden Jungle Gym provides parents with the perfect solution to incorporate physical activity into their children’s lifestyle. Wooden Jungle Gyms develop a child’s imagination which may bring out creativity in all aspects of their life. It teaches them to share and cooperate with siblings and friends, whether older or younger as the wooden jungle gym is appropriate for children of all ages. In addition, the wooden jungle gym can help children conquer some fears they may have such as, the fear of heights. Many children miss out on fun and exciting activities because they are afraid of attempting them. This unfortunately may often carry on to their adult life. The Wooden jungle gym is an investment unlike any other, it will last for many years. It keeps children entertained throughout holidays and weekends, while developing them in a fun way. Children, as they grow up will share many great experiences with siblings, parents and friends on their wooden jungle gym. Mzanzi Wooden Jungle Gyms was started by Abel Seleka in 2005 with one aim. To put smiles on the faces of the children of Mzanzi. Since then the company has grown in leaps and bounds. Mzanzi Wooden Jungle gyms have done installations at schools, parks, nurseries, . . .
A Foodie Festive Season at Kurland Hotel December 2016 - The renowned 5-star family friendly, Kurland Hotel, located in The Crags near Plettenberg Bay, introduces its signature festive menus over the holiday season created by the award-winning Executive Chef, Leon Coetzee. Christmas Day presents a 3 course buffet menu for lunch, where guests can dine at 12h00 for just R550.00 per adult. For starters: you can choose from the seafood bouillabaisse with crutes and aioli, warm camembert and rocket with blueberry and fig compote or Beef carpaccio, baby leaf salad, Parmesan and caper berry dressing. Mains include: marinated leg of lamb with Moroccan spiced, honey glazed gammon with balsamic, or roasted turkey with bread and sage sauce. Side dishes available: roasted potatoes, Asian stir fried rice, pumpkin fritters, broccoli and cauliflower with béchamel sauce, grilled eggplant, and mixed Organic Greek salad Christmas desserts eggnog, mince fruit cakes, Christmas cakes, mini meringue and berry sauce, rolled red valet cake. Christmas Eve has a 3 course dinner on offer for only R680.00 per adult. Starter options are: Organic beetroot soup with goat’s cheese fritter and parsley oil, or ravioli of spinach, ricotta with roasted artichoke polenta and mustard foam, or grilled langoustines with lemon grass butter sauce and a micro herb salad. Mains consist of: open ravioli of Confit turkey, sundried tomatoes, and grilled foie grass with a gruyere and truffle sauce, or rosette of sole fillet with crayfish thermidor,asparagus and langoustine sauce, or sliced honey glazed gammon with crispy potato, roasted carrots and grilled asparagus, or grilled duck breast fillet with potato gratin, sugar snaps and a porcini and red wine sauce. Desserts available: traditional mince fruit cakes, or honeybush and rooibos poached peach jelly, champagne sabayon and almond powder, or baked brandy pudding with crème unglazed. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with an 8 plated dinner at Kurland . . .
LG solidifies its strategic focus in offering high-end consumer electronics with the introduction of its latest V series smartphone LG Electronics (LG) continues to strategically strengthen its offerings and leadership role in the premium segment across various business divisions including its mobile communication business. The company’s ongoing focus brings to market the most innovative technologies and elegant designs catered to discerning user values and lifestyles in the premium market category. “By leveraging the best of LG’s incredible technology and design innovation, the LG premium brand offering will further open up new opportunities for high-end appliances and consumer electronics. Within the mobile communication division, we strive to take a lead in the premium smartphone market with our two-track strategy of simultaneously backing both the mid-tier and the premium series,” said Kevin Cha, President of LG Electronics Middle East and Africa. With LG’s handset shipment volume growth increasing and with it being the fastest growing in the Middle East and Africa region (Source: Strategy analytics report), LG’s strategic focus will be to further ensure latest line-ups in premium consumer electronics. LG aims to continue to explore new product ideas that can add a new paradigm for an extended smartphone experience. The company aims to concentrate on offering differentiated user values and new, playful and premium smartphone experiences. The recent global introduction of the V20 illustrates LG’s strategic focus on providing consumers with high-end products within the smartphone segment that prioritizes user needs and lifestyles.Premium mobile devices require the best in today’s innovations and technologies, and LG has ensured its V20 is bar none. Following the latest trend in the premium smartphone market, the V20 has enhanced durability with its aluminum back cover that withstands external shocks without bending or distorting, and with its Si-PC . . .
WELCOME TO THE ULTIMATE FRANSCHHOEK CELLAR EXPERIENCE #FHKLIVE Known and respected for its world-class hospitality, The Franschhoek Cellar will now also offer patrons premium live entertainment! Included on the property is an array of superbly renovated facilities, with the modern and spacious events venue able to accommodate up to 300 guests. As the single biggest venue of its kind in the area, music, food and wine lovers can look forward to the same superior service and quality across the stellar line-up of leading artists booked to entertain locals and visitors over the season ahead. With Watershed, Dan Patlansky and PJ Powers having all enjoyed sold-out success, The Franschhoek Cellar looks set to add a further feather in its cap as a crucial stop for artists with South African and International appeal and a desire to be a part of Franchhoek’s favourite family entertainment experience. To ensure all senses are thoroughly delighted, Paul Bothner Music will be installing their top of the range sound equipment at each event. 18 December: PRIME CIRCLE / STRIPPED SHOW Touring extensively, Prime Circle has been continuously raising the bar in efforts to go beyond their already legendary, world-famous live performances and their three-piece "STRIPPED" tour is no exception. Fans of “Hello”, “Breathing” and more recently “Ghosts” will get to experience Ross, Dale and Neil unpacking their plethora of hits, all stripped bare and delivered raw, exposing the root of the songs and their stories. Guaranteed to delight, don’t wait to book for what promises to be a highlight on The Franschhoek Cellar calendar. Book tickets here: http://thefranschhoekcellar.co.za/latest-news Direct Booking link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1465808991 Lunch (not included – call 021 876 2086 to book a table) will be served from 12noon. Prime Circle performs from 3pm. 20 December: WATERSHED Unplugged Since their breakthrough single in 2000 . . .
South Africa’s leading marathon mountain bike racer, Max Knox, will race on Rocky Mountain bikes in 2017. The 29-year-old Knox won both the South African marathon championship and the Ashburton Investment National Marathon Series in 2016 and has set his sights on an expanded racing programme in 2017. Rocky Mountain is a Canadian-based international bicycle brand, which has been producing premium performance mountain bikes since 1981. It has achieved international success in various forms of mountain bike racing over the past 35 years, including overall victory in the inaugural Absa Cape Epic in 2004. Knox will be racing on the Rocky Mountain Element 999RSL, the brand’s flagship marathon/XC model, which has recently been refined with more stable (and adjustable) geometry, more efficient suspension and the accommodation of two bottles inside the main frame, making it what Rocky Mountain believes is the ideal marathon or stage race bike. “Max has shown this year that he’s really matured into a classy, consistent marathon racer. He’s reaching an age where he is likely to develop even further as an endurance athlete and we are pleased to have him competing on a Rocky Mountain Element,” said Hylton English, Rocky Mountain brand manager. “I’ve been racing full time for over a decade and have confirmed in the past two years that marathons and stage races are indeed my greatest strength. After one of my most successful years, I am looking forward to expanding on that into 2017. I’ve done a few weeks of riding on the 2016 Rocky Mountain Element 990RSL already and am thrilled with the bike,” said Knox. “I’m looking forward to the arrival of the new Element 999RSL in January and am excited to be racing on one of the world’s premier mountain bike brands. My 2017 season will be slightly different to 2016, but will still be focussed around marathons and stage races, mostly in South Africa,” added Knox. Knox will also be supported by Helly Hansen casual wear, . . .
Summer is in full swing and seaside hotel, Winchester Mansions, offers guests the perfect sanctuary to toast to the week with its weekend jazz and food offerings. Harveys at Winchester Mansions’ Sunday Jazz Brunch is a legendary affair amongst locals and Cape Town visitors alike. From 11h00 until 14h00 every Sunday, renowned local and international jazz artists grace the hotel’s courtyard stage while guests enjoy a generous selection of culinary delights served buffet style. For those seeking a weekend tea break, the iconic hotel offers a lavish high tea every Saturday from 14h30 to 17h30. Guests are invited to indulge in cake tiers clustered with delicious sweet and savoury treats served with a selection of fine, imported teas as ambient live jazz music sets the mood. Booking is essential. To book, contact Winchester Mansions on +27 21 434 2351, or e-mail email@example.com. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Desirous of forming a Special Rates Area for Central, at a meeting held at the Mandela Bay Development Agency on 11 November 2015, Central residents, property and business owners appointed an interim committee to take the necessary steps towards the establishment of the Central SRA. Based on a fundamental need to improve the area that the residents of Central reside in, the property owners within the Central area will now formally apply for the registration of the Central SRA. A Special Rating Area is a geographic area within the jurisdiction of a Municipality, determined or to be determined by the Municipality Council in terms of Section 22 of the Municipal Rates Act 6 of 2004 as an area within which an additional rates amount shall be levied by the Municipality and paid over to a community owned Company for its sole use in improving aspects of service delivery within that geographic area. A number of Public Participation meetings are planned for residents on 29 November at the Union Cricket Club and 1 December at the MBDA, Tramways Building. Both meetings will be from 17h30 to 19h00. The Central SRA website (www.centralsra.co.za) is active and allows residents to quickly determine the exact amount that each will contribute towards the Special Rated Area as well as allowing each owner to complete and sign an online consent form. Feedback from the Public Participation meetings and via the web site will allow residents and owners to gain clarity on the formation of the Central SRA. Speaking from personal experience the Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay gave the Central SRA the thumbs up saying; "The Richmond Hill SRA has been a huge success, mostly ridding the area of serious crime & grime. The rejuvenation of this suburb has resulted in improved cleanliness, massive property value appreciation and the establishment of a popular restaurant hub. For just a small rates increase, the residents of Richmond Hill have benefited immensely." Interim . . .
Monark will rock January at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre on Friday, 6 January between 7pm and 8pm. Get up close and personal with this rocking-pop four-piece band. Without a doubt one of the most exciting band to break out from 2013, Monark are changing the face of pop music in South Africa. Performing as a 4 piece band, Monark deliver something completely fresh and unique, and are setting trends sonically and stirring up tastes In the South African music landscape. For more information, please contact the V&A Info Centre on 021 408 7600 or firstname.lastname@example.org CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
On Friday, 2 December from 6.30pm, up-and-coming local artist Chris Werge kicks off the December Summer Series by Smart concerts. A former contestant on The Voice South Africa, the 25-year-old indie folk artist has enjoyed popular success in recent years, and has opened for the likes of internationally renowned artist James Blunt. At 7.15pm, Richard Stirton, a former winner of The Voice South Africa, will remind the audience why he was the 2016 winner. For more information, please contact the V&A Info Centre on 021 408 7600 or email@example.com CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .