For lovers of folk music the 3rd Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival will be a highlight of this year’s Old Mutual Summer Sunset concerts. Take time out to be at Kirstenbosch on February 10 when the scene is set for this amazing line up of popular performers. Featuring artists like Ard Matthews, Steve Newman, Wendy Oldfield, Farryl Purkiss, Guy Buttery and Nibs Van Der Spuy, Robin Auld, Digby and The Lullaby, Tombstone Pete and Andrew James, the afternoon promises to be unforgettable for an audience of acoustic music die-hards and curious newcomers. For some of the artists it is a first at Kirstenbosch while others have performed regularly at this magnificent venue. The show is styled on a ‘70s folk concert, where all artists perform solo or duo sets completely acoustically. Under the banner of personal story-telling - it offers a close look into the journeys from South Africa’s finest musicians - all in a beautiful open air setting. The very first Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival took place on Saturday 10th December at the CTICC, Cape Town. It was a huge success and set a positive precedent of how the event's format is received. The 2nd Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Music Festival on the 10th and 11th August was sold out and ran for two nights at the historical Fugard Theatre. The Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts take place at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (RhodesDrive , Newlands, Cape Town) on Sundays from 17h30 – 19h00. Gates open at 16h00 For further information and ticket prices, please telephone 021 799 8783/8620 or visit the website www.sanbi.org or www.oldmutual.co.za/music URL: Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Jessica Miller from Hippo Communictions. 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] . . .
My main beef with online dating sites is not that they're creepy or uncool or expensive. It's not even that they're rammed with fat weirdos and potential axe murderers. It's more simple than that: it's because I don't believe the girl of my dreams is on there. I met about seven girls the last time I did online dating. They were all nice enough, a couple of them I continued seeing for a few weeks, but there was always something about them I didn't like. Either they were annoying, or clingy, or shapeless, or Tories. Whatever it was, they were imperfect - perhaps that's why they were touting themselves online in the first place — and it meant the experience was ultimately futile. As such, I had little expectation when I turned up to meet Kate — the first date I arranged on the latest singleton supermarket I've joined, 'AfroDater.com'. This website, I was encouraged to read in its tagline, is 'where busy african singles click'. I consider myself a busy professional, if you strip out the Yuppie overtones. And I suspect, despite the fact I'd like to go out with a pop star or a barmaid, that the girl I end up marrying might also be a busty, I mean busy, professional too. Yet I felt jaded as I turned up — late — to meet Kate for lunch. Sure, she looked alright in her profile but I knew there would be something wrong. Maybe she'd have a grating laugh, or a racist streak, or three eyes. Although maybe it would be quite cool if she had three eyes, I was wondering to myself as I clocked a two-eyed brunette reading a book beside at our meeting spot. I was pleasantly surprised to see that her real life self was quite close to the version I'd seen in her profile. Still, I was waiting for her to say or do something unappealing. But the more we chatted, the more pleasant surprises unfolded. One, she was clever — comfortably cleverer than me. Not that this is a noteworthy feat but it was a still a good start. She was also funny, for a girl, and generally nice and . . .
Impossible is nothing," it seems impossible until it is done" These are the words of Lebohang khitsane. In just 14 days he managed to arrange close to R800000-00 of funding to assist 7 bright but underprivileged matriculants from Katlehong. Bursaries, Laptops, smart phones, modems and return flight tickets for the UCT students were also arranged with the help of friends, the Ekurhuleni govt and business associates. A further R70000 was raised to act primarily as a monthly stipend, that will be paid in tranches of R1000 per month per students. The event held at the generous Birchwood Hotel this past Friday, was after all in aid of seven top achieving matriculants from the Katlehong. In attendenance, well-wishers, ekurhuleni representatives, leading local businessmen, academic leaders, parents and the generally proud community of Katlehong. Keeping the attendees enthralled was Kaya FM’s day time radio show host Thabo T-Bos Mokwele, a generous man himself having donated some funds towards the pocket money of two of the three Cape Town based students. Four thought provoking speeches by international award winning Mpho Lakaje from the E-News Channel, ENCA. Mpho hosts the inspirational show titled Against All Odds. The guest speakers imparted a wealth of inspirational words directed at the seven students but impacting on all those that attended. This was made possible by the working together of Bataung Granite Holdings, Saville Consulting International, Smartcom, Bidal Attorneys at law, Mbuyela Holdings, stockvel Voice,Black Key,Thabo Mokwele & Birchwood Hotel who contributed to the success of the fundraiser. by Lebo Mukansi URL: http://www.inventorskitchen.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/IKsouthafrica Facebook: YouTube: Author: Lebo Mukansi from inventors Kitchen. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. . . .
Young learners from communities throughout Gauteng, including Soweto, Orange Farm, Midrand and Durban Deep, took part this past weekend, in the seventh Kellogg’s® Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge. The event, which gets 5,000 young learners back 'on the ball' by keeping a ball in motion for 50 hours, took place at the Southern Suburbs Sport and Recreation Centre in Rosettenville, Johannesburg from Friday 25 until Sunday 27 January 2013. The learners kept the ball rolling in up to 15 different indoor and outdoor sporting disciplines over the course of the three days and were exposed to a huge variety of sports, including cricket, tennis, hockey, rounders, table tennis, badminton, netball, soccer, rope skipping, athletics and touch rugby. The Challenge originated following a study in 2004, which revealed that an alarmingly large percentage of South African children were already facing probable obesity-related health problems. The Challenge aims to kick-start an awareness of the importance of exercise and living a healthy lifestyle amongst South Africa's youth as research has shown that children develop healthy habits by the age of 12. “If you’re not playing sport or leading an active and healthy lifestyle by then, the chances are that sport and physical activity will not feature in your adult life,” says event organiser Brad Bing of Sporting Chance. URL: http://sportingchance.co.za/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sportinchance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sportingchance YouTube: Author: Judy Chapman from Paula Wilson Media Consulting. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Two To gain access to Two image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Kellogg'sR Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge Photographer: HoTN 2013 - Patience Vunge and Buhle Dlamini (13).jpg [/l2g] . . .
"I didn't have money to study further" how many times have we heard that. its almost a cliche. These young people decided they wouldn't become a cliche and they are now on the way to starting their academic lives. This is their story. Imagine seven young people who have just matriculated and obtained six distinctions respectively, arrive at your doorstep with the news that despite their distinctions they will not be able to attend university because of financial constraints. All seven of them come from disadvantaged households in the Katlehong area in the east of Gauteng, but they have worked hard and have earned a place at some of South Africa’s prestigious Universities: 2 have been accepted at University of Cape Town, 4 at Wits University and the 1 at University of Pretoria. As luck would have they knocked at the right door. They knocked at the door of Lebohang Khitsane, a young businessman based in katlehong, popularly known for his charitable work in his community and his stint on the inaugural Big Break Legacy TV show. This is South Africa, big hearts lurk everywhere and anything is possible! Lebohang has managed to arrange bursaries for all seven students to study fields like actuarial sciences, medicine and Engineering. The bursaries were provided by the City of Ekurhuleni. Lebohang reached out to his network of friends and they have succeeded to kick start the dreams of these young people. To date accommodation for 3 of the Wits students has been paid for. But we still need to complete the job and ensure all of them have accommodation and financial support they will need to complete their degrees. Lebohang said “As an organization that works within the community, we have a social obligation and responsibility to contribute towards its development and progress by nurturing young leaders, however, we cannot do it alone and therefore appeal to you to assist us in this endeavor.” A cocktail event will be held on the 25th January at the Birchwood . . .
Award-winning journalist Yolandé Stander will aim to make industry news more accessible to the man in the street in her new role as business reporter for The Herald, which forms part of the Times Media stable. Stander, who is based in Port Elizabeth, was appointed to the country’s oldest daily newspaper in January following stints as senior reporter at the daily as well as the Weekend Post, one of its sister publications. According to Stander, her aim is to move away from typical, heavy-reading business jargon to a style that will be more palatable to her readers, who are situated mainly in the Eastern and Southern Cape. “If you’re not in business, the reporting can often be too technical. So I hope to make the news more comprehensible and also show how it affects everyone.” Having cut her teeth on the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber’s in-house publications and as a reporter at Die Burger, Stander said she understood the needs of both business and the media. She said her core focus areas would be the automotive and agricultural sectors as well as the import-export industry, which centred its operations around the local ports at Coega and PE. “I will also focus on the booming small business sector, which has been side-lined in the past.” Stander, who was raised in the Friendly City and holds a national diploma in journalism from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, said her local knowledge would be an advantage. She has already notched up two prestigious national awards under the Times Media banner. In 2010, Stander won the Editor’s Choice category at the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards and followed it up last year with a Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Award (formerly the Mondi Shanduka Award) for enterprise journalism. “I love my job. You wake up each morning not knowing what you’re going to do next – there’s something different every day.” The 28-year-old said she looked forward to bringing a fresh and inclusive . . .
Media Release Date: 25 January 2013 Subject: Canoe carnage affects Dusi paddlers To download high resolution images attached to this story, see bottom of this media release A race of another kind is on ahead of The Unlimited Dusi 2013. Following huge water at the recent N3TC Drak Challenge, for many paddlers it’s now a race against the clock to replace or repair their canoeing equipment in time for South Africa's biggest canoe marathon. Heavy overnight rains the day before the Drak ensured the event was contested in the highest water levels since its inception in 1994. This caused organisers to restrict entries to paddlers with an A-plus rating. In fact, only 40 percent of the field made it to the finish and over the two days of the race, it is estimated that one in every three boats was damaged or lost. This has had a dramatic impact on local canoe suppliers, especially with The Unlimited Dusi being mere weeks away, taking place from 14 to 16 February. Owen Hemingway of Pope’s Canoe Centre in Pietermaritzburg confirms that The Unlimited Dusi paddlers are now scrambling: "We're very busy. There have been a lot of broken boats and many people also lost their boats completely. We're working flat out to meet the demand." Rick Whitton, the owner of the well-known Kayak Centre based in Hillcrest (KZN) described the situation as "carnage". "We have been inundated with paddlers wanting their boats fixed in time for The Unlimited Dusi," he said. "We have had to stop taking on any new business so that we can get the boats that need repairing ready in time. I feel sorry for the guys who lost their boats and now have no canoe for The Unlimited Dusi, meaning they could miss what is regarded as the highlight of the year among the paddling community." Malcolm Stothard, the owner of Kayak Racing Centre in Johannesburg said he has also been very busy this week. "Most of the paddlers from Johannesburg used their old boats during the Drak and we have had a large . . .
January, 2012 Cape Town: BioFire fireplaces South Africa http://www.biofire-fireplaces.co.za/ has announced that it has signed a number of new building contracts for its low maintenance ceramic tile combustion heating fireplace system. The building contracts include building orders in the major metropolitan areas of Cape Town and Johannesburg with potential for more contracts being signed in areas such as KwaZulu Natal, the Eastern Cape, Limpopo, North West Province and the Northern Cape. Alex Wörz, the Sales & Customer Service Manager for Gauteng, had this to say about the growth in the low maintenance closed combustion fireplace system market: “It is testament to the quality of our BioFire fireplaces that we have managed to sign an ever increasing amount of building and installation contracts for our low maintenance closed combustion fireplace system in both the Western Cape and Gauteng.” He further went on to thank all existing BioFire clients “for opting to build one of the few eco-friendly fireplaces that far undercut the European dust particle emission restrictions.” How a Low Maintenance Fireplace System Works A BioFire fireplace has a wood burning temperature of up to 1.000° Celsius. This temperature is significantly higher than other fireplaces available in South Africa due to the ceramic refractory material used to build a BioFire fireplace. This high burning heat ensures that the flames burn to their full potential and leave only 1% of the original volume of wood used to heat the fireplace. Furthermore the ceramic refractory material stores the energy and radiates it evenly for a period of 12-24 hours after the fire is gone. About BioFire South Africa For more information regarding BioFire fireplaces South Africa please contact Alex Wörz via email on email@example.com. Alternatively you can request an assessment for your home on their website and a member of their customer service team will contact you to set up a . . .
For a limited period only - First Car Rental is eliminating the one-way fee for one-way rentals from East London to Cape Town; Port Elizabeth to Cape Town and George to Cape Town, saving renters R600 in fees for the month of January. Innovators in car hire technology in South Africa, First Car Rental has adjusted the automatic billing capability for renters to take advantage of the offer, allowing renters to book their vehicles via the normal channels as an automatic billing capability has been programmed to ensure that there are no errors or comebacks. • Usual one-way fee is R600. Offer ends 31 January 2013. • The waiver applies to all channels and rates. First Car Rental has more than 6 000 vehicles in use in South Africa and has 45 car rental branches, including branches at all major South African airports, business and tourist destinations. Worldwide, First Car Rental offers car hire in over 100 countries and 4 500 locations. The First Car Rental fleet ranges from no-frills models to top-of-the-range luxury cars. First Car Rental is listed as one of the top 4 car rental companies in South Africa, making us a formidable player in the car rental industry. URL: http://www.firstcarrental.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/firstcarrental Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstCarRental YouTube: Author: Ian Dickinson from First Car Rental. 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: One Way Fee Scrapped [/l2g] . . .
The most beautiful garden in Africa hosts Freshlyground on Sunday February 3 as part of the Old Mutual Summer sunset concerts. One of the most popular bands in South Africa and having released their fifth studio album late in 2012, Take Me To The Dance, Freshlyground will be wowing the audience with some new sounds and old favourites. They have managed to navigate 10 years in the South African music industry, no mean feat for a band this size. Their ascension was rapid - they became a household name in South Africa in 2004 with the release of the smash-hit album Nomvula, and every album released since has generated at least one radio hit: Doo Be Doo, I’d Like, Pot Belly, Fire is Low & 2010’s world-wide hit with Shakira, Waka Waka. Freshlyground are pushing creative boundaries with their new CD and championing alternative ways of distribution and marketing. With a focus on making their music more accessible to more people around the country, and at a cheaper price, the album is marketed and distributed by Pick n Pay, The CD is bundled with a goodie bag, including free shirt. The album is also be available for digital download from the band’s website freshlyground.com, as well as iTunes and Amazon.com. URL: http://www.sanyo.org.za/events/ Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Jessica Miller from Hippocommunications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None To gain access to None image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .