'Maskandi' Masterclass with Qadasi & Maqhinga brought to you by Music Exchange Hailing from the heart of Zululand, SAMA nominated Maskandi duo, Qadasi & Maqhinga, will be giving a Masterclass on 'Maskandi' music - one of SA's signature traditional genre's which is best known for its unique guitar style. The duo will give live demonstrations on traditional guitar and concertina and discuss the following topics: - The history of ‘Maskandi' - How the genre has changed over time - Different styles of Maskandi - Song composition and arrangement - The 'izibongo' - praise poetry Venue -Paul Bothners Claremont Sat 16 Feb 10.30 -12 noon -tickets R50.00 from door or via Quicket Queries Martin Myers - 083 448 4475 firstname.lastname@example.org CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Justin van der Linde and Albertus Jooste won the 70km final stage of the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter from Grabouw to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands today to clinch the overall title for the first time. The Rustenburg team began the last day of the 591km, seven-stage mountain-bike race with a handy cushion and completed a successful week by crossing the finish line at Holden Manz Wine Estate in 3:38:33. They were followed home on the day by Dirk Haentzschel and Mario Hakim Abu-Id, who won the third and fifth stages, with stage one winners Damien Ingram and Stuart Cathcart filling third place. Van der Linde and Jooste had an overall time of 26:42:44, with Ingram and Cathcart in second place. Filling third spot were Haentzschel and Abu-Id. Riding in their second TransCape, which is powered by Volvo, Van der Linde said they had no great expectations at the start of the week and were "really just looking forward to the experience". "After the first stage [from George to Oudtshoorn] we ended up five minutes behind the leaders," he said. "But we took the second stage, building up a decent lead of about 15 minutes. That made us review our strategy and we then decided to try to protect the lead. "So we rode a bit more strategically from that moment and did not always go at full throttle." Van der Linde said they almost came unstuck on stage five when a crash in the peloton saw him suffer a damaged back wheel, which set them back. "But we managed to get going again and lost only about nine minutes." In today's final stage, he said they rode in the bunch until they were able to break away up Franschhoek Pass to complete the stage win and the overall victory. Besides taking the honours, Van der Linde said it had been "another brilliant experience". "The venues and the hospitality were so good and the off-the-bike experience makes this race tremendous value for money. "To experience the different trails you find in the Cape Winelands . . .
Cape Town, January, 31, 2019: EDSA is an outpatient treatment centre for individuals with eating disorders or who have suffered from various forms of trauma. The centre will open in Constantia Cape Town in March at 8, Klein Constantia Road under the Recovery Direct banner. “I wanted a central location so we can reach as many people as possible,” says marketing manager Doug Kemp, who has a played an intergral role in the establishment of the Recovery Direct treatment centres for non-12step addiction treatment facilities. Though treating eating disorders will be a particular focus, Kemp says he wants the centre to be “for any person that has trauma that they’re wanting to work through.” That could be a physical trauma or something that’s manifested as anxiety, anger or depression. Kemp says that healing trauma that’s been stored in a person’s body “is something that is new in the field and far more innovative and constructive and effective than the majority of treatments presently offered within the industry in South Africa.” Staff members will include a variety of professionals, such as psychologists, dieticians, nurse practitioners, psychotherapists that are what Kemp calls a “trauma-informed” specialists in their field. The centre will have a soft opening in early March 2019. Updates can be found on the dedicated Eating Disorders Website or on the following pages associated to the Eating disorders community in South Africa. (Residential ED private care treatment centre) (National ED awareness programme and outpatient help centre) (Free dedicated national help line) "The distinctions between Recovery Direct Eating disorder residential programme and the other residential treatment programmes offered in South Africa are that Recovery Direct's centres do not follow the 12 step treatment model. Recovery Direct's focus is on delivering far more intensive evidence based (one on one treatment sessions) via the registered psychologists and . . .
Purple Rayn Boutique Guest House, nestled in the majestic Cecelia Forest, has opened its doors with an offering of luxurious accommodation, multiple dining experiences, exclusive venue options and the ultimate spa experience. Located in the Cape's oldest wine valley, guests are a stone’s throw away from some of South Africa's top wine estates. Find peace and tranquillity with exquisite mountain views. The 12 luxurious suites ooze glamour and are stylishly designed and decorated. Open plan spacious suites are perfect for the guest who is looking for that extra luxurious touch. Each decadent suite includes high tech facilities and avant garde flair with essential touches of comfort. The bathrooms are opulent, with large oval baths and rain showers. Each suite has a private terrace with unique views of the mountains and the surrounding Cecelia Forest. Purple Rayn Boutique Guest House has two sublime private outdoor pools with breathtaking views. Waiter service is on hand by the poolside for eats and refreshing drinks. Either pool at Purple Rayn is perfect for guests to chill and relax. Guests are spoilt for choice with dining options and menus curated by Executive Chef Warren Carney and his team. Breakfast, lunch, high tea and evening dining offerings are available in 3 separate venues, each with its own unique and elegant atmosphere. Whether it is breakfast in the Opera Café, dining in the Phantom Room or indulging in clean Asian inspired flavours at the Pond Sushi Bar guests will enjoy a blend of irresistible and mouth-watering dishes. The two bars at Purple Rayn are home to experienced mixologists who will craft your favourite cocktail or beverage of choice. The cocktail bar serves a wide selection of drinks in an elegant environment. The rooftop bar serves craft beers, hand crafted spirits and local South African wines in a light filled space with spectacular views of the Constanta valley. The deluxe Amani Spa allows you to escape, pamper and indulge . . .
CONCERTS IN THE PARK is pleased to announce that at 2pm on the 3 February 2019, at De Waal Park in Cape Town we will be starting the Concert Season with star studded lineup. Sipho “HOTSTIX” Mabuse The Rudimentals Supported by Mmino For the first time ever, the legendary Sipho “HOTSTIX” Mabuse will be performing at DeWaal Park. Sipho is an integral part of the entertainment industry, and his contribution to the diverse landscape of South Africa is appreciated and honoured by music lovers the world over. In fact, throughout the course of his 54-year career, Sipho has become a musical ambassador for South Africa. Sipho late last year had a sold out show at the Baxter and is busier than ever. He remarked about De Waal Park ‘ I will be playing all the songs fans have come to associate with me like Jive Soweto, Shikisha and of course Burnout and we will throw in some surprises as well.’ Second on the lineup CONCERTS IN THE PARK are so pleased to welcome our long standing friends THE RUDIMENTALS. Celebrated AFRICAN-SKA band The Rudimentals is a socially diverse, fun-filled act that strives to interact with people of all ages and tastes. This multi-layered musical offering is made up of highly accomplished, talented and entertaining musicians, representing a blend of youth and experience. The band has also shared stages with some of South Africa's top headliners, including Johnny Clegg, Lucky Dube, Hip Hop Pantsula, Freshlyground, Fuzigish; and toured extensively with the likes of The Wailers and legendary UB40.... Our headliners will be supported by the newly formed band MMINO. The band members are based in Khayelitsha. The band was formed by Mohau Moahloli after playing for multiple bands around Cape Town. Mmino’s music is original and is influenced by the diverse African culture it has the fusion of African pop, Afro soul disco, Mbhaqanga jams with a twist of reggae making it more current and relevant music. All instruments are played live on stage , . . .
Competitors in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter can look forward to a warm welcome from the Holden Manz Wine Estate at the end of their arduous challenge on February 9. The seven-stage 591km race, which starts in George next Sunday, will take riders through some of the most scenic mountain-bike trails in the country before ending in Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. Although the overall distance is slightly shorter this year, route director Wayne Collett said it would remain a proper examination for all competitors, who will surely welcome the sight of Holden Manz at the end of their journey. The estate is situated in the southernmost corner of the Franschhoek Valley and proprietor Gerard Holden said they were delighted to host the finish venue of the race. "We have an unbridled love for the finer things in life and we believe that through our partnership with TransCape we'll be able to reach like-minded individuals to share this with us," he said. He added that they would be doing everything they could to ensure a memorable after-party for the riders. "It will be a great day outdoors in the Cape Winelands and we encourage family members and supporters to join us at the estate," said Holden. "There will be a food truck to satisfy the appetites, live entertainment and plenty of wine options to choose from." He said their range of award-winning wines strongly reflected their ethos and approach to life. "Unique terroir, combined with a state-of-the-art winery on the estate, attention to detail and a gentle touch guides the process from vineyard to bottle with spectacular results." As the official TransCape wine sponsors, Holden Manz will have a wide range for riders to sample each day, catering for all tastes. The wines are produced under the direction of winemaker Thierry Haberer, who has been working in the trade for more than a decade. "He has a passionate and out-of-the-box approach, combined with a deep respect for . . .
Former Springbok rugby captain John Smit missed out on his chance to ride the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter last year, but that has only heightened his anticipation for this year's event. The seven-stage mountain-bike race, powered by Volvo, takes place from February 2 to 9 and will end at Holden Manz Wine Estate in Franschhoek in the Western Cape. The 591km journey, which starts in George next Sunday after registration on Saturday, will take competitors through some of the most popular and scenic trails in South Africa. Smit, who led the Springboks to World Cup glory in 2007, was all set for last year's event before unforeseen circumstances forced his withdrawal, but he is on track for next month. "I am very happy to say I will be riding this year and can't wait to see what the race and the journey hold for the week," the ex-Bok hooker said. "Everyone I have spoken to loves it, so I really can't wait." Smit will be riding with his good friend Shane Chorley, representing ASG. "Shane is a proper cyclist, or should I say he was a proper cyclist until he partnered with me!" joked Smit. "But this should be one of the more memorable events we have done." Having retired from rugby in 2011, Smit took up cycling in 2013 and said it had played a big role in his life. "It has been one of the best transitional tools for me after my rugby career and joining the ‘real world', he said. "It has kept me fit and I enjoy being on the trails in this beautiful country. "It's given me a balance between work and play that I think is critical in life." As a top sportsman, Smit said it was hard to let go of his competitive instincts, but he offered a realistic assessment of his ability on the bike. Asked if he could compete with some of his cycling rugby colleagues, such as flyhalf Joel Stransky, he was modest with his answer. "I might be a forward but I am not an idiot," he laughed. "Joel is not my target market. Firstly, he is very serious about his . . .
Valentine’s dinner & dance at Grande Provence Thursday, 14 February 2019, The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek Make this Valentine's Day unforgettable with a romantic evening at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in the heart of Franschhoek. Setting the perfect mood in the name of love, this enchanting evening of dinner and dancing will tantalise all the senses. Starting from 19h00 the culinary indulgence begins with an uplifting glass of bubbly and oysters on arrival. The Gallery at Grande Provence will be transformed into a romantic dining room complete with a dance floor, where you can dance the night away after an intimate 4-course dinner. Grande Provence will be pulling out all the stops so be sure to bring along your dancing shoes. The cost of the Valentine’s Day dinner & dance is R1 100 per person. Pre-paid booking is essential. Email email@example.com or call Tel: 021-876 8600. Diary listing information: Dates: Thursday, 14 February 2019 Time: 19h00 – 23h00 Venue: Grande Provence Heritage Estate, Franschhoek Cost: R1 100 per person Booking: Call: (021) 876 8600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence offers true South African wine heritage, exceptional food and wine, and luxury boutique accommodation. For more information visit www.grandeprovence.co.za, Facebook.com or Twitter @grande_provence. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
10 Reasons to come to Investec Cape Town Art Fair in 2019 More than 100 galleries and exhibitors from around Africa and the world will be taking part in the upcoming Investec Cape Town Art Fair, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 15 to 17 February 2019. The Cape Town art scene, currently one of the fastest-growing in the world, is a compelling destination for the expected 18 000 visitors, collectors, galleries, curators, artists and art journalists from around the globe. Local and international visitors will descend on the mother city to see work that represents the forefront of contemporary art, live performances, attend talks, soak up the sun and create connections at the forefront of the contemporary art world. Now in its seventh edition, organizers of Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2019 have once again pulled out all the stops to ensure that visitors view the best of contemporary African, and international art and that the experience doesn’t stop at the CTICC doors. Enter ten must-see experiences centred on the artists’, galleries and exhibitions taking place at Investec Cape Town Art Fair and beyond. 1. TALK TALK Aficionados and neophytes gather for deliberations at Investec Cape Town Art Fair where the Talks Programme turns towards the mid 21st Century, an epoch of schismatic change and undefined perspectives. The panel “Curating in the 21st Century” will feature esteemed scholars and curators from diverse localities to unpack the state of exhibition making today. Participants include Renaud Proch Director of Independent Curators International, New York City who will be joined by Chief curator Khwezi Gule of Jo’burg Art Gallery. This panel will anchor the series of talks touching on everything new, safe and unchartered in the art world. Collecting digital arts is another topic that is growing popularity in this information age. Tegan Bristow, Head of Digital media at Wits University, will bring together a host . . .
JOHANNESBURG, January 15, 2019 - Forestry South Africa (FSA) has launched the Forestry Explained recreational map, ideal for when the travel bug bites, when you need family-friendly accommodation or a quiet weekend away from the city life. The new interactive map details the myriad of activities and attractions that are found on forestry-owned land around the country. Treasures within the trees Around 30% of forestry-owned land is unplanted and a large proportion is set aside for dedicated conservation. These include vast swaths of grasslands, riverine ecosystems and indigenous forests. Besides their obvious conservation value, these areas provide ample recreational opportunities on top of what is provided by the plantation forests themselves. Whether it is trail running, hiking and mountain biking adventures you seek, or serene days spent bird watching, picnicking and taking in spectacular views, forestry-owned land has something to offer you. The Forestry Explained recreational map makes accessing these activities and attractions easy. It showcases eco-activities of forestry companies and private individuals in one user-friendly recreational guide. Its interactive nature allows people to explore what’s on offer, along with the important information for the perfect forestry day out. 2019 “Forestry Fun” bucket list Make 2019 the year you explore the recreational offerings of South Africa’s commercial forests. Why not see if you can complete the 2019 “Forestry Fun” bucket list below, making sure tag @forestry_explained into any shots you post on Instagram. Mpumalanga’s waterfalls – many of the famous ‘Panorama Route waterfalls’ are actually situated on forestry land owned and managed by state-owned SAFCOL, including Berlin Falls, Lisbon Falls, Mac Mac Falls and Pools, Bridal Veil Falls, Lone Creek Falls and Marie Shires. Mountain biking getaway – take a long-weekend and explore the plantations, indigenous forests and open grasslands of . . .