When it comes to organising a top-notch date with a prospective sweetheart or a long-term partner, it can be a challenge to come up with exciting ideas. Whether you're celebrating an anniversary or just spicing up a free weekend, Groupon has you covered with great date deals. What’s even more exciting is that on the 20th April Groupon will be running a Date Night 5 Hour Flash Sale, between 08:00am - 13:00pm. If you use the promo code “DATENIGHT” you will receive an extra 20% off Local Deals, 10% off Goods Deals and 10% off Getaways Deals! Check out some of the deals here: Cape Town: Tulbagh: Two or Three-Night Stay for Two with an Olives Product Hamper at Raptor Rise Head to the Cape Winelands for old-world charm and scenery at Raptor Rise, situated privately at the foot of a farm. Read more here: https://www.groupon.co.za/deals/ga-raptor-rise-2 Two-Hour Horseback Scenic Trail with a Bottle of Wine for R419 for Two at Mountain View Horse Trails (50% Off) Enjoy a guided two-hour scenic trail on horseback with Table Mountain as your backdrop and conclude with a bottle of local wine. Read more here: https://www.groupon.co.za/deals/mountain-view-horse-trails Choice of Massages with Indian Head Massage from R425 with Optional Treatments at Ruby's Ethnic Flair (Up to 65% Off) Relax with a hot stone or aromatherapy full body massage, complemented by an Indian head massage and extra treatments. Read more here: https://www.groupon.co.za/deals/ruby-s-ethnic-flair-1 Be sure to visit the Groupon SA Website for more exciting deals. Follow Groupon on Twitter @Groupon_ZA or like Groupon on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groupon.za Photo: Photo: CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
13 April: They have already captured millions of hearts with their music. This week, South Africa’s most loved gospel group, MTN Joyous Celebration achieved yet another industry record. MTN Joyous Celebration reached a million views on YouTube for their track, Hallelujah Nkateko. The song is featured on the album Joyous 19. This achievement comes at the time the group is on a nine-city tour, to celebrate 20 years of making amazing music. The creation of the Joyous 20 album took the band to Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban last year, then a spectacular launch – a sold out 3-day Easter weekend festival – at Carnival City, Johannesburg. Next, they will be returning to Cape Town after many years on 26 and 27 April2016. Then on 30 April they will perform in an open-air venue in Port Elizabeth. The tour marks the 20th anniversary of platinum-selling self-titled albums year-in-and-year out. The group remains victorious, down-to-earth, grounded, and committed to continuing their mission of delivering power-packed harmonies. The million-views is a testament to the reach and power of MTN Joyous Celebration. It further demonstrates the power of their uplifting and inspirational tunes that can soothe the soul. Watch the video here: Joyous Celebration 19 – Hallelujah Nkateko Upcoming Joyous 20 Tour dates: Cape Town - Friend of God Goodwood Church. Tuesday, 26 April 2016. 19:30 PM Cape Town - Friend of God Goodwood Church. 27 April 2016. Gates open: 14:00 PM Show Time: 19:30 PM Port Elizabeth - PE Festival Lawns @ Boardwalk Casino. Saturday 30th April. 17:00 PM Tickets are available at Compu-ticket for R220.00 YouTube: https://youtu.be/HUrnIYOpR-w CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
(Cape Town, April 2016) School of Rock Claremont, South Africa’s leading performance-based music school recently hosted their Reggae Funk season show at Zip Zap Circus in Cape Town. Celebrating local music talent and skill, the show featured some stellar performances from young Rock 101 kids, Performance and Adult Performance Programme students and the talented School of Rock Artist Music Instructors. The performance was a big hit with families and friends jamming to up-tempo songs like Kool and the Gangs “Get Down on It” and Out Here Brother’s “I Like To Move It”. “We are so proud of our students, what an amazing showcase! All of the hard work has certainly paid off and it’s been great to see the students transform from the classroom to stage. We are always looking to expose our students to new genres that develop new techniques and the show did just that, I can’t wait for the next show” Leigh Spaun, Marketing Director and Co-owner of School of Rock Claremont. For media requests please contact Daniela Martins: Daniela@klprsa.com Social Media: Web: www.claremont.schoolofrock.com Facebook: /SchoolofRockClaremont Twitter: @SchoolofRockClaremont Instagram: @SORclaremont Youtube: SchoolofRockClaremont School of Rock Claremont Photo: School of Rock Claremont Photo: YouTube: CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
“OUTA's campaign in the energy sector has just begun” “As the level of service delivery in South Africa breaks down to levels seen in other African states, it becomes critically important for civil society to mobilise and interrogate the reasons why service delivery is failing” says Ted Blom, energy analyst and advisor to the energy and mining industries and spokesperson for OUTA (Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse). The organisation recently lost its urgent bid in the High Court in Pretoria to interdict the electricity tariff hike. He adds: “for members of a former functioning society with service delivery working, the adoption of a civil rights activist stance can be most uncomfortable and unfamiliar, but ultimately when Government has become deaf to the needs of its citizens, there is little other alternative if one elects to remain in the country.” Ted Blom says “civil activism is still in its relative infancy in post-Apartheid South Africa. The nature of civil activism is that it is objective driven - people only join an action if it has the likelihood of meeting their need or concern for action”. “OUTA's campaign in the energy sector has just begun” Ted states, “unfortunately with a lost court case, but such is civil action and it will not be deterred by the technical loss of one court case. OUTA is still gearing up its internal capacity, both on the energy desk as well as on the legal side, as it envisages many more legal bids will become necessary.” AfriForum: active communities “Water affects us all and every aspect of our lives and active communities can make a big difference when they act as a united group to hold government responsible and apply the 'do it yourself' principle to prevent pollution and preserve water,” says Marcus Pawson, Head: Local Government at the civil-rights organisation AfriForum. The movement currently has 170 000 members and branches in 125 cities and towns in South Africa. “AfriForum’s Local Government portfolio . . .
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 . . .
This year’s Whisky Live showcase in Cape Town, at The Lookout from April 14 to 16 between 18:00 and 21:30, promises to once again bring the best of Scotch to the city. The Whisky Live Celebrations are a smaller, boutique-style version of the Whisky Live Festival that takes place annually in Sandton. The Whisky Live Celebrations are intimate events that assemble some of the best local and international whiskies. Visitors can meet masters of the industry and learn how to make the most of each dram. General access tickets cost R180 per person and include entry to the deli area from 18:00 and entry to the tasting hall at 18:30. All tickets include a tasting glass, a 500ml bottle of Valpré spring water and 15 tasting vouchers. There’s also a designated driver ticket option, offered at R105 per person. It includes all of the above, except for the tasting glass and tasting vouchers. There is a limited number of tickets available for these events, and whisky lovers are encouraged to book their tickets online at www.whiskylivefestival.co.za or at www.ticketpro.co.za. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Digital has given rise to new forms of communication, new possibilities and of course, a new kind of specialist. One such specialist is online marketing company iLead Online, which on 11 March 2016 officially became part of the et al Group, adopting the et al appellation to become iLEAD et al. To celebrate this momentous move, Dr Gustav Puth, the Managing Director of STRATEGY et al, as well as Google’s Country Director, Luke McKend, both shared their vision of the future. Dr Puth highlighted the importance of a good strategy and taking action, because well begun is half done. The strategy behind the joint venture is to take iLEAD et al to the next level, combining the experience of our Google-certified and award-winning team of search engine experts, YouTube maestros and engaging content generators, with all that the rest of the et al Group has to offer…which is quite a lot. Considering the good relationship that iLEAD et al has with Google, Luke McKend was more than happy to share what the future holds for online marketing. He emphasised the importance of using new possibilities to position your brand within your target audience, including the newly updated Search Voice app, which allows you to search for any product or service by using a simple voice command or question. Managing Director of iLEAD et al, Johann Nortje, says this relationship will quickly become a force to be reckoned with. “Together we have a bigger share of voice, vastly improved economies of scale and the ability to cater for every need an advertiser might have. In fact, the term 'through-the-line’ takes on a whole new meaning in the et al Group,” he adds. The et al Group comprises various et al companies that constitute – what could best be described as – a consolidation of specialist marketing services into a single brand platform. In this group is the DIGITAL et al cluster of four companies which, as the name suggests, is the specialised digital arm of the group. With a . . .
2016 sees the 6th edition of the Annual Career and Training Expo (CTEX). The Expo consistently attracts between 4- 5000 young people and career seekers, who descend on the expo, which is held over two days. The CTEX Expo positioned itself as the largest Career Expo in the Western Cape. The expo will take place on 20 & 21 July 2016 at The Look-Out, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The Expo brings together learners in grade 9-12, college and university students and career seekers. The Expo is a free to attend event for learners, teachers, parents and the broader general public. Attendees at the expo are provided with career guidance, skill development information, available study options, information on bursaries, Learnerships and employment opportunities in a variety of Sectors. Prospective and Interested Exhibitors can apply for a stand via the website www.ctex.co.za or E-mail: email@example.com CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
In 2009, Growthpoint Properties made the strategic decision to focus its corporate social investment projects on the major literacy crisis being experienced in South African schools. Seven years later the annual Growsmart inter-school literacy competition, supported by the Western Cape Education Department, has accomplished its purpose of promoting the importance of literacy in a practical and fun way that benefits both the schools and their learners. The competition takes the form of an expanded spelling bee, with three learners in each team. The action is fast and furious, with each learner spelling words, defining them and using them in sentences. The words, as well as numeracy questions, come out of specially designed Growsmart newspapers which are distributed four times a year to every child in Grades 4, 5 and 6 in the 160 participating schools. A story writing competition was introduced in 2014 and with so much positive feedback, Growthpoint Properties was inspired to create more opportunities for learners to get involved. The two new additions to Growsmart are Science and Maths competitions. These competitions will run alongside the Growsmart literacy competition with teams of three learners from each participating school. On Saturday, 9 April, Level 1 of the competition will start and, by 28 May, it will be completed. Then it is on to Level 2 and the semi finals. The final round will take place on 3 September at the V&A Waterfront. The winning school will receive an iSchool Africa iPad Learning Programme valued at more than R260 000. Second and third place winners receive substantial improvements to their school premises. The three learners in each winning team also receive financial assistance towards their further education for items such as laptops, printers, extra lessons, school fees and clothing. The maths, science and story writing competition winners will also receive prizes. Furthermore, the competition offers each of the top eight . . .
A visit to the Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market is an absolute must for those who enjoy a relaxed Sunday shopping browse, in one of the most beautiful settings in Cape Town. This Sunday 27 March 2016 parent will have the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the tea garden while the kids get creative at the craft table. The petting zoo will make things extra exciting for the kids, they will get to meet the Easter bunnies, little helpers. Explore the market and fill your baskets with the hidden Easter eggs. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .