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 . . .
Savour the good life! It’s that time of the year again when the country’s most-loved holiday festival returns to the Garden Route. The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, which this year runs from 1 – 10 July, will again have a jam-packed programme with activities designed to keep absolutely everyone entertained, relaxed and exceptionally well-fed! One of the biggest Festival highlights is the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster festival Comedy Shuckle set to take place at the Festival Pavilion on Thursday, 7 July. This hugely popular evening of fun, food and laughter will be hosted by two of South Africa’s favourite comedians, Schalk Bezuidenhout and Kagiso Mokgadi – both of whom are well known for having their audiences in stitches. As always oysters will take centre stage – prepared in every way possible. This is one night you can be assured a feast of this delicious delicacy. Look out for the Pick n Pay Oyster stand at the Festival Pavilion and enjoy! But make sure you don’t miss out and book your tickets early! The Momentum Health Kiddies Area, a fully supervised, secure and fun area for children will be open from 17:30 – 23:00 and will have loads of age-appropriate activities for kids run by qualified child-minders. Parents can check their children in while taking their time to enjoy the Festival. Oyster Festival Shuckle Details: Date: Thursday, 7 July Time: 18:00 – 22:00 Ticket price: R100 snacks and refreshments will be on sale at the Pick n Pay Fresh stand. For the full programme, event details, registration and ticket costs, please visit http://www.pnpoysterfestival.co.za/ or follow the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival on Twitter @OysterFestival or on Facebook/KnysnaOysterFestival for daily updates. : CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
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 . . .
Described as tough yet beautiful, the Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon will take place on Saturday 9 July as part of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival which runs from 1 to 10 July 2016. With the Half Marathon entries already sold out, you have the opportunity to challenge yourself and take on the full marathon! Visitors can also look forward to more than 100 activities during the 10-day Festival, with a mixture of sporting and lifestyle events. With something for everyone, it is a week you won’t want to miss. The Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon, known as one of South Africa’s most sought-after running events, offers exceptional highlights found in no other race anywhere in the world - particularly the scenery as most of the run takes place deep in the forest. Whether you compete in the half (21km) or the full (42km) marathon , runners can expect breath-taking views over the Knysna lagoon towards the Knysna Heads, the perfect inspiration towards the finish. Local taxis provide participants with a trip to the start like no other provided by local taxis. Early arrivals get to enjoy a hot drink and snacks next to warming fires, courtesy of Pick n Pay. Participants are encouraged to arrive dressed warmly due to the early start of the race when temperatures in the forest are bitterly cold. As in previous years, Momentum will be donating 2,000 blankets to keep runners warm at the start. (First come first served, so come early). The added bonus is that once the race starts the blankets are then collected up and donated to charities supporting families in local communities in Knysna. There is also a great tradition of people leaving behind their warm clothing that they wore to the start. It would be great if runners could be encouraged to wear or bring kit to donate. Marathon substitutions end on 27 May and entries can only be secured online at www.knysnamarathonclub.com. Pricing is as follows: Half . . .
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 . . .
Whether you're looking to whisk the family away or take advantage of the holiday weekend with friends, Groupon have you covered with great deals. From bush to coastal getaways or if you are looking to travel on a budget take a look at some of these fantastic deals! • Cape Town: Franschhoek: One Night Weekend or Weekday Stay for Two with Breakfast at Klein Oliphant’s Hoek Boutique Hotel for R999 Breakaway for a weekend or weekday stay in Franschhoek at Klein Oliphant’s Hoek Boutique Hotel. An elegant and sophisticated boutique hotel in the heart of the Franschhoek village, the hotel offers an escape combining old-world charm with comfortable accommodation deep in the heart of the Winelands. Read more about the deal here: https://www.groupon.co.za/deals/ga-klein-oliphant-s-hoek-boutique-hotel-12 Plettenberg Bay: One or Two-Night Anytime Stay for Up to Four with Optional Breakfast at Bella Manga Country House for R1119 Seek serenity along the garden route in quiet Plettenberg Bay with a one or two-night anytime stay for up to four at Bella Manga Country House. Guests at Bella Manga can enjoy bed and breakfast accommodation or opt for a self-catering stay in a forest lodge. The salt water swimming pool is a reprieve from the summer heat, while the Jacuzzi with its open-air thatched look is an inviting warm spot to unwind. Read more about the deal here: https://www.groupon.co.za/deals/ga-bella-manga-country-house-10 Clanwilliam: Two or Three-Night Weekend or Weekday Stay for Up to Six at Rondeberg Resort for R699 Situated on the banks of the Bulshoek Dam and on the Cape-to-Namibia N7 Route, the Rondeberg Resort is an ideal location for a relaxing getaway. Avid bird watchers will love the experience to see a wide variety of species at the resort. There are also activities for the more adventure-based type of traveller to enjoy Read more about the deal here: https://www.groupon.co.za/deals/ga-rondeberg-resort-3 Be sure to visit the Groupon . . .
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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South Africa is a country extremely sensitive to race. Race is what divides us according to who we associate with, where we live, who we vote for and our immediate first impressions of people that we deal with. All South Africans carry the baggage of a devastating shared past that continues to be a huge stumbling block to the success of an incredible nation. For decades we were conditioned to think in terms of our skin colour. Apartheid preached that persons of colour were inferior. Such was the iron grip of the Nationalist Party on the media that privileged white South Africans were not reminded on a daily basis of the crime happening in their own neighbourhoods - job reservation, inferior education, economic hardship and daily persecution of our fellow citizens continued in a mad rush to certain ruin. It was state television, during the 16 June 1976 Soweto riots, that allowed ordinary South Africans a glimpse of the groundswell of resistance against an ever oppressive government and which could have been the opening of the door that led to the release of political prisoners, the unbanning of the ANC and Communist Party, the release of Nelson Mandela and, finally, true democracy in 1994. We, as citizens have been a little bit tardy since then and have allowed our politicians, media and business to slip back into undemocratic and divisive ways. We are now constantly bombarded with divisive language as politicians try to score points by calling everyone out for being racist. The number of taboo words increases and the media have rushed to the party by further increasing the publicity that these politicians crave as we rush towards another crucial set of municipal elections in 2016. We need a movement, a groundswell of ordinary citizens that will say; "Enough - I love my neighbour, I love my country and I refuse to allow anyone to continue promoting this artificial division." The first part of the pledge to go Race Free is; "You pledge to not . . .