Cape Town sensation Jimmy Nevis and friends will be performing in The Boardwalk’s Vodacom Amphitheatre this June for one night only. Jimmy, a Cape Town musician who is making his mark by “trying to get South Africa back into pop music” will be in Port Elizabeth to spread his message together with a few other musicians. Port Elizabeth fans will be given the chance to see the singer of “Elephant Shoes” and “Heartboxing” among other great songs live on stage in June. Jimmy, together with Rude World Records and David Gresham Records has released his debut album titled "Subliminal" which has been out in music stores nationwide as of the 1 November 2012. You get the message when you mouth the words “Elephant Shoes”. It looks as if you saying “I love you”. Try it and see for yourself. Recent big news from the rising singer is that he has joined chart-topping acts Steve Aoki, Deadmau5, Benny Benassi, Alyssa Reid and Kaskade with the signing of an exclusive deal with top American record label Ultra Records for the United States of America. Jimmy and other local artists will be performing at The Boardwalk’s Vodacom Amphitheatre for one night only on Friday, June 14 from seven thirty in the evening. Tickets are available from Computicket for R100.00 per person. URL: Twitter: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SiyathethaCommunications?ref=ts&fref=ts YouTube: Author: Christena Crause from Siyathetha Communications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .
Free, practical workshops for teachers at the Learning Expo “African Education Week provides a platform to air problems and find solutions: such platforms are very important. We have to talk; we have to hear each other. This is the only way to decide on priorities, to agree on solutions, to find real pathways to real quality.” So says independent education specialist Graeme Bloch and moderator of this year’s African Education Week opening session on 20 June at the Sandton Convention Centre. The leader of Agang SA, Dr Mamphela Ramphele, is the keynote speaker. Graeme Bloch is a regular contributor to the event: “It is the discussions, the meeting of colleagues, the wide input of stakeholders and the practical orientation that keeps bringing me back to African Education Week.” Now in its seventh year, it remains the continent’s leading educational resources and training event, attracting more education professionals than any other event. The conference programme addresses challenges in Basic as well as Further and Higher Education and the Technology Indaba focuses on the increasingly important roles of technology and e-learning in the classroom. Main challenge: to get our schools working Asked what made him smile and what made him worry regarding South African education, Bloch states: “The kids are what make me smile, their energy and optimism. They will fly if we let them. Education is not an employment bureau for adults.” He continues: “the main challenge is a big one: to get our schools working. We need better accountability from politicians and government; better teaching; fair and more resources to fight poverty. Jobs for our young people. It will not be easy or quick: we have to do it: parents, community and teachers working with government.” The event is increasingly becoming pan-African, with an international panel discussion part of this year’s programme: Discussion theme: “Developing more effective school and higher education . . .
Aspiring presenters are invited to audition to MC the Finals of the ACT | DALRO | Nedbank 2013 Scholarship Awards. After a series of countrywide auditions due to take place in July, the fifth annual ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships will culminate in a final performance, hosted by UJ Arts & Culture at the University of Johannesburg, on 30 September 2013. Six finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their acting, dancing and singing abilities to a live audience and an independent panel of judges as they compete to win one of three performing arts scholarships, with a combined value of R315 000. Performed in the format of a variety show, the showcase of their talents needs to be brought together by a charismatic presenter into a seamless performance for the audience and judges to enjoy. “MCing the Performing Arts Scholarship Awards was the best thing that has happened to me!” says Bongani Nomcweya, host of the 2012 Scholarship Awards Finals. He went on to say “MCing the competition opened another door in the Nedbank house – as a result, I also MCed the Nedbank Community Builder's Awards Ceremony and it was also a great success - I was told I did an ‘Outstanding Job’!” His advice to those auditioning: “They must remember to be their best and to 'ar-ticu-late' - one of the things I kept on forgetting to do - and to the one who is going to get it, they must work to keeping the audience’s stomachs painful throughout, but most of all they should have FUN!” Auditions for the person to fulfill this role of ‘dynamic host’ will take place around the country on the same dates as the auditions for the Scholarships themselves. There is no registration fee, and interested candidates can apply in writing, to Rahiem at email@example.com. Auditions will take place: 22 June: Durban, Hosted by the Stable Theatre 24 and 25 June: Cape Town, hosted by the Theatre Arts Admin Collective 27 June: Port Elizabeth, hosted by the PE Opera House 8 and 9 . . .
Fresh from the national marathon championships this past weekend, the cream of South Africa's mountain bikers will line up for the third edition of the RE:CM Knysna 200 stage race, which starts on the Garden Route on Friday. Among the 300-strong field will be top 10 championship finishers Lourens Luus and Waylon Woolcock, riding in the colours of the title sponsor, as well as Kevin Evans and Brandon Stewart of FedGroup-Itec. Luus will make his debut in the three-day event alongside last year's solo category winner Waylon Woolcock. "It will be my first stage race in that area, so I'm looking forward to some great riding," said Luus, who hails from Hazyview in the Lowveld. "Apparently it's a real mountain biker's route with something for everyone. Climbing, technical and scenic sections are what the route designers have in store for us." The Stellenbosch-based rider said his team-mate's knowledge of the 200km route would certainly work to their advantage. "Knowing a route is vital to winning a stage event like this one. Knowing on which sections to go hard, where to pace yourself and what lies ahead before starting is crucial for mental preparation. "Also knowing when technical sections are approaching helps with positioning yourself in the bunch." The racing upfront is expected to include the Bridge pairing of Timo Cooper and Nico Pfitzenmaier, as well as Olympic gold medallist Matthew Brittain and another former SA rower Rob Dormehl. Brittain impressed when he placed fourth, a mere three seconds behind winner Nico Bell, in the opening event of the Nissan TrailSeeker series just over a week ago. Luus said the daily stages, at an average distance of 67km, were shorter than many other events on the calendar but that the racing would by no means be easier. "I think, at this point in the season, it's better as we will be ending a big racing block in Knysna and are a bit fatigued. Also, the shorter, punchier stages will make it a bit more . . .
The Arts and Culture Trust (ACT) and UJ Arts & Culture invite submissions from Arts, Culture and Heritage practitioners and organisations, for inclusion in the second annual publication of the SA Arts & Culture Listing. Published annually in conjunction with the ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference, this directory for the professional arts and culture community contains contact details and information on arts, culture and heritage organisations, facilities and related companies or institutions across South Africa, as an essential reference for all arts and culture professionals and stakeholders. The updated SA Arts & Culture Listing will be made available in print as dedicated sections of the Conference programme and also online as a downloadable PDF on the ACT website. Arts industry stakeholders that are engaged in Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Film and Photography, Heritage, Arts Training, Community Art, Literature and South African arts and culture Festivals and agencies that engage in sponsorship of arts, culture and heritage are strongly encouraged to submit their details for inclusion in the directory. The closing date for submissions is 28 June 2013. Interested parties should follow this link to submit their details, to be a part of this valuable industry initiative: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dFJ0TXdCU2R3UGhOajRxZS1jRncxQnc6MQ or http://tinyurl.com/kkovybl Organisations that are already listed need not resubmit their details, but updates can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. This year's conference is set to take place from 6 – 8 August at the UJ Arts Centre at the University of Johannesburg. It has attracted participation and support from a number of influential players in the arts and culture space, including the European Union (EU), British Council, the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) network, Arterial Network South Africa and the Visual Arts Network . . .
The Minister of Trade and Industries, Dr Rob Davies, has called for public comments on the Draft Lotteries Amendment Bill by 25 June 2013. “The Draft Lotteries Amendment Bill primarily aims at ensuring the more effective functioning of the National Lotteries Board and the application and distribution and adjudication of grants (through the establishment of a specified distributing agency) under the Lotteries Act,” explains Leana Engelbrecht, Associate in the Competition and Regulatory Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Engelbrecht explains that, in particular, “the Draft Lotteries Amendment Bill aims to delineate which persons are entitled to act as members of the National Lotteries Board by, for example, listing those persons that are disqualified to act as members of the National Lotteries Board and allowing the Minister to terminate the membership of a member of the National Lotteries Board should such a member fail to attend two meetings of the National Lotteries Board consecutively, without prior notification and approval of such absence. The functions of the National Lotteries Board are also greatly expanded upon by broadening the National Lotteries Boards' functions in respect of the application, research, consideration, granting and appeal of grants. “Interestingly (particularly in the context of the current licence holder's five year licence expiring in 2014), the Draft Lotteries Amendment Bill allows for the Minister to appoint and authorise an Organ of State to conduct the National Lottery for a period of not exceeding eight years provided that there are justifiable grounds not to issue a licence as conventionally allowed for,” Engelbrecht adds. Ends URL: http://www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com Twitter: @DLACDH Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DLACDH YouTube: Author: Angela Graham from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None To gain access to None image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 . . .
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr acted for the Sasol Pension Fund in drafting several agreements relating to the development of the new Sasol office building, currently under development in Sandton. Attie Pretorius, Director and National Practice Head, Lucia Erasmus, Director and Andrew Seaber, Senior Associate, Real Estate practice, were part of the legal team that advised on this deal, considered to be one of the biggest property deals to be concluded in Sandton to-date. The building is expected to be the largest, new single-tenanted office building to be developed in South Africa in recent years. It was designed by Paragon Architects, is ten storeys high and aims to achieve a five star green environmental rating. The Sasol Pension Fund and developer Alchemy Properties are jointly developing the office building in Katherine Street in Sandton. “We were delighted to have been part of the team working on drafting the agreements for this new office development in our city, which is set to change the Sandton skyline forever and hopefully spur the development of a new business node that will encourage pedestrian safety and green living,” adds Pretorius. ends URL: http://www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com Twitter: @DLACDH Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DLACDH YouTube: Author: Angela Graham from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. . . .
Prior to the commencement of Protection of Harassment Act on 27 April 2013, bullies could escape the long arm of the law if their conduct fell just short of a criminal act. Bullies are now well within the reach of our courts. A bully as young as fourteen and possibly even younger can be the subject of a protection order and, if a bully continues to harass the victim, he/she may face criminal prosecution. Kathleen Rice, Director in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr says that the Act, in its preamble, states that the rights of children are of paramount importance. “Clearly, the drafters of the Act appreciated that, frequently, the victims of harassment are children. For this reason, the Act allows any child who is victim of harassment to apply to court for a protection order even in the absence of assistance from parent or guardian. A parent or guardian may also apply for a protection order on behalf of a child,” she explains. Rice says that children, in addition to being the victims of bullying, are also often the perpetrators of bullying. “In terms of the Act, an application for a protection order can be instituted against "any person" who has engaged in harassment. It is therefore possible to obtain a protection order against bully who is a child. “A protection order will not be granted against any person, including a child, if the person did not know or cannot be expected to know that his/her conduct is causing harm. Whilst bullying itself may fall short of criminal conduct, the breach of a protection order that prohibits bullying behaviour is a criminal offence. “Given that a protection order is enforced by the criminal courts, a court will be unlikely to grant a protection order against a child who is too young to face criminal charges,” she explains. “In criminal proceedings,” notes Rice, “a child over the age of fourteen is presumed to have criminal capacity in that he/she will have the ability . . .
The opening kilometres of the Kia Walkerville Mountain Bike Classic, presented by ASG, will separate the men from the boys as riders ascend to the highest point in Southern Gauteng on the morning of July 14. The 16th edition of the province's favourite (and coldest) winter challenge will quickly warm the legs as participants spin up the infamous 3km Platberg climb, which starts at the 7km mark and sits 1 830m above sea-level. The agony and the exquisite views are purely for the 60km feature race competitors however, as the 30km bunch detour around the hill. But, says route designer Ken Davies, getting to the top of Platberg is just the beginning, as the descent has eroded over the years, which has created some technical excitement. "Coming down the other side has always been a bit of a challenge," he says. According to Davies, Walkerville, which is one of the long-standing events on the local calendar, has maintained a consistent focus on true mountain biking. "It's always been a proper mountain bike race, with a fair bit of technical stuff and a lot of single track," says Ken. "And it's blimmin' cold!" The 69-year-old, who has been involved with the race since its inception, says the route relies on a rideable mix of single and jeep track, as well as district road to help riders recover. "It's fast and flowing. The total ascent is around 950m and, while there are climbs, they're not too radical. "The course really suits an all rounder – we've never had any roadies shaping on this one." This year, says Davies, the route will pass through the Stirrup Club game farm, via the Eye of Africa Golf Estate, for the first time in three years. "The route climbs past the old slate mine on the farm. The shorter route then loops back towards the finish, while the 60km riders can look forward to some good single track sections through the Eikenhof plots." He says riders will also pass the Windhoek Brewery before hitting a short tarred stretch . . .
Registration has opened for the third African Creative Economy Conference (ACEC), which is expected to attract some 400 delegates (including visitors from at least 40 African countries) to Cape Town, South Africa from 6-9 October this year. The Conference should appeal to a wide audience, including creative practitioners, academics, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, brand strategists, corporate managers and art administrators. With research revealing that Africa’s share of the global creative economy is less than 1%, the Conference aims to focus attention not only on the continent’s creative industries as economic drivers; it will also highlight their potential contribution to the eradication of poverty and underpinning democracy and human rights. The event takes place under the auspices of Arterial Network (a network of individuals, organisations, donors, companies and institutions engaged in the African creative and cultural sector). “Previous ACECs have proven to be instrumental in creating markets and raising the profile of African cultural goods and services within Africa and beyond,” said Korkor Amarteifio, Chairperson of Arterial Network. “We intend to make this our largest gathering to date. It will set a benchmark in terms of the quality of the input and the range of activities that will form part of the programme.” Arterial Network Secretary General Peter Rorvik added: “Delegates will be well-positioned to explore the state of the creative industries within the broader political and economic context of Africa and to examine their huge potential to create jobs and help the sustainable development of the continent.” The bid for the Conference was submitted by the Cape Craft & Design Institute (CCDI), as the primary implementing agency, assisted by the Conference Bureau of Wesgro, the Western Cape’s investment and trade promotion agency. CCDI Executive Director Erica Elk said: “With the support of the City of Cape Town, planning is well . . .