Tonya Khoury, the MD of one of South Africa’s foremost media monitoring and intelligence providers, ROi Africa, is proud to announce that the company is expanding and has active representation in Cape Town Says Khoury: Cape Town is a major hub for Public Relations and Strategy, we recognised the need for local Cape Town representation and we are delighted to find the perfect candidate to carry the ROi Africa brand ethos to the tip of our continent! ROi Africa already has several clients based in the Mother City and it is our intention to not only service our existing business in Cape Town but to expand our client base in that section of the market.” The Cape Town division will be managed by Ronel Nel, who has more than 15 years’ media monitoring, communications and PR experience. It will offer an extension of ROi Africa’s current services global content with the push of a button. ROi generates strategic live and interactive media solutions that are intelligent and intuitive. These solutions offer immediate insight into any industry across the globe. These include: • Smart Technology that learns and identifies trends across all media platforms • The largest media pipe in the world – over 206 million platforms including local print, radio, television, online news and social media. • Specifically designed for Big Content Management and its measurement. • From high level to infinite detail in a click • Full media monitoring across the globe in 100 countries in 75 languages • Systems to manage your brand and make immediate, intelligent media decisions with foresight. Presented in an interactive and innovative platform. “Media is evolving and the demand for immediate insight and big content management is a global one. Succinct and intelligent analysis of past and present media used to benchmark and predict the future is at the heart of ROi Africa’s offering. This will enable clients to make wise and educated business decisions based on their market performance and . . .
Award winning performers to play at Ubuntu festival Get set for a Human Rights Day concert of note when Mi Casa, Jimmy Nevis, Chad Saaimanand Toya Delazy take the stage at the Ubuntu festival at Maynardville Park, Wynberg on Saturday March 21. With the theme ‘Happy me, Happy you‘the festival will embody the spirit of Ubuntu and is presented under the auspices of the SA Ubuntu Foundation (SAUF) with the Amy Biehl Foundation (ABF) as the beneficiary. Supported by Sunlight, this brings the popular festival back after a two year absence and, with these great acts, a day not be missed. This hot and happening concertbrings these popular artists together as they set the mood for a memorable afternoon. Get there early and enjoy a youth cultural concert at 11am before settling in for the main event starting at 1pm. , Where else would you want to be on Human Rights Day grooving to these sounds while helping the Amy Biehl Foundation (ABF) in their excellent work. A R20 donation to support this work is the very small entrance fee for patrons (children under ten years enter free.) With Bush Radio as our partner bringing music and fun to the people isan opportunity to connect, picnic in the beautiful grounds and take time out enjoying our diverse cultures. This is the objective and, supported by other top local acts and youth dancers, the festivities will have something for everyone. Kicking off at 11am with a youth festival the pop concert will take the stage from 1pm to 5pm. Add to that pop up food trucks that will offer cultural food all day and both body and soul will be well fed!Gates will close at 6pm. Simply put - a fun day for the whole family, withfood, dance, music and special children’s activities. Mi Casa’s second award winning album “Su Casa” has received much critical acclaim.The three members, Dr Duda (producer and club DJ), J-Something (vocalist and guitarist) and Mo-T (trumpeter) blend their musical talent to create a unique urban jazz sound. Warm . . .
The fourth Ubuntu festival will be held at Maynardville Park on Human Rights Day. Saturday 21 March will see Mi Casa as the headline act supported by other local acts and youth dancers. Food will be sold at the fun filled day for the whole family. R20 for everyone over the age of 10. Author: Charlene Key from HIPPO Communications.com. Images: For high res version/s of Two image/s please contact: HIPPO Communications.com. Photo: CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
4 more shows added this week for Pops Mohamed & Dave Reynolds tour of Cape Town What an amazing week -Sold out show across 3 venues in Cape Town for Pops Mohamed & Dave Reynolds . They have added 4 more shows starting on Thursday 12 March and culminating in fantastic intimate house concert in Pinelands on Sunday 15th March at 3.30pm with special guest Auriol Hays Pops Mohamed is SA’s leading indigenous-contemporary-crossover artist. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays kora (African harp), mbira (thumb piano), Khoisan Bow, and various percussion effects. He has released 37 albums in his career, won awards such as the ACT Lifetime Achievers, recorded and made movies with the Khoisan people in the Kalahari, and toured globally with performers such as Andreas Vollenweider and Baaba Maal. Recently Pops featured on the TV show 21 Icons Dave Reynolds is SA’s leading steel-pan player, a SAMRO Award winning composer and acoustic guitarist. He has performed and recorded all over the world with Steve Newman, Hugh Masekela, the late Gito Baloi, Tony Cox, the late Sipho Gumede, Paul Hanmer and McCoy Mrubata. Pops Mohamed and Dave Reynolds will be joined by is folk singer / bass player Sylvain Baloubeta for some of the concerts. He is the regular bassist for Neo Muyanga and the Frank Paco Ensemble. Thurs 12 March Kronendal Music Academy, Hout Bay NGO providing music in Hout Bay Public workshop / performance / master-class Time: 3pm – 5pm Tickets: R80 Book: At the door With Pops Mohamed, Dave Reynolds & Sylvain Baloubeta Friday 13 March The Forge, Kalk Bay Time: 8pm Tickets: R 110 - Quicket With Pops Mohamed, Dave Reynolds & Sylvain Baloubeta Sun 15 March House Concert 12 St Heliers Rd, Muizenberg Brunch provided Time: 10am Tickets: R140 - Quicket Sunday 15th March - PINELANDS in a private home (near Howard Centre ) tickets R120.00 with special guest Auriol Hays to book email . . .
Team takes a break on 07 March and returns on fresh new time slot Cape Town, 06 March 2015: As of 14 March listeners will awake to an extended Saturday Breakfast with Tapfuma Makina which will now run from 06:00 to 10:00 am. What’s more is the crazy bunch from On The Couch featuring Martin Myers and a guy only known as Flapper, will entertain you between 9:00 and 10:00. On The Couch, #OTC as it is fondly know is a witty and crazy sport-themed show, filled with 60 minutes of laughs, non-facts, some facts and food for thought. The show was initiated by Myers and the late Saturday Breakfast show host Az Abrahams over ten years ago. The sports mad trio, an accountant, a music industry veteran and breakfast show jock make for fun radio. Every Saturday the phone lines light up as listeners get to tackle the fanatical Flapper, referee Tapfuma and the ever controversial Martin on everything from try-lines to balls. Everything about On The Couch is entirely off the cuff and therein lies its spontaneity and in turn its success. With Tapfuma keeping the lines open throughout the show and a little bit of music to dilute the talk, the subject matter is relevant to the sports issues of the day — a mixture of good clean fun and addressing controversial issues. With international sport well covered, these three wise men are hungry to expose and celebrate the best of what the country has to offer in up-and-coming talent and teams, no matter what the sport or discipline. The trio, however don’t play by the rules, only because they spend more time on the bench than on the field, making On The Couch everything but formatted — instead it's fun, entertaining and downright silly at times. ENDS Note to editors: Heart 104.9FM broadcasts on the following frequencies: Overberg 88.1 FM | Overstrand 88.8FM | Drakenstein 102.7FM | Cape Town 104.9FM | Hout Bay 107.0FM | West Coast 106.3FM Author: Unity Ruiters from Heart 104.9FM. More Info link: . . .
Award winning band Mi Casa to play at Ubuntu festival The fourth Ubuntu festival will be held at Maynardville Park on Human Rights Day. Saturday 21 March will see Mi Casa as the headline act supported by other local acts and youth dancers. Food will be sold at the fun filled day for the whole family Author: Charlene Key from HIPPO Communications. Images: For high res version/s of Three image/s please contact: HIPPO Communications. Photo: Photo: Photo: CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
While it may be charming holiday village in the heart of the Garden Route, Wilderness will also offer buyers a good selection of value-for-money property options in the year ahead. This is according to Chris van der Merwe, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Eden, which assists home buyers and sellers in the Wilderness area. Wilderness is considered to be a nature lover’s paradise as it offers lakes, rivers, estuaries and beaches as well as indigenous forests and mountains for exploration. Just 15km from George, between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, Wilderness is made up of a mix of permanent residents and holiday home owners, with close on 80% of all property in the area made up of freestanding homes, according to property statistics provider, Lightstone. The statistics reveal that 38% of recent buyers in the area were between the ages of 36 and 49 years of age, with the 50 – 64 years of age category following close behind, accounting for 35% of recent buyers in the area. No matter who or how old buyers in the area are, van der Merwe says that all buyers are more conscious than ever before of getting value for their money when it comes to investing in property. “Home buyers want to know that they are getting the best deal possible, while still purchasing a property that meets all of their requirements,” he says. He advises those looking to buy property in Wilderness in the year ahead to opt for investing in either a freestanding home or a home within one of the estates due to the split between permanent residents and lock-up-and-go buyers in the area. “With high-end properties in Wilderness ranging from R15 million upwards, the ‘best buy’ price bracket in the year ahead will be somewhere between R2.5 million and R4 million. We do occasionally get houses on the market under the R2 million mark, but these are few and far between,” says van der Merwe. He says that buyers – whether as permanent residents or holiday home/investment buyers - are all drawn to . . .
Focusing on ethical leadership with Rhoda Kadalie and The Big Issue The slowdown in the economy has made it increasingly difficult for The Big Issue magazine to continue providing the level of support it needs to continue its work. It is for this reason that a series of business breakfast events will be sponsored by and hosted at the Table Bay Hotel, providing the perfect opportunity to introduce the public to The Big Issue and its ethos and, more importantly, to discuss firsthand the big issues of the moment. The Big Issue believes in giving vendors ‘a hand up, not a hand out’. Most Big Issue vendors live in townships, informal settlements, and shacks. They are entrepreneurs working to support themselves and extended families. The Big Issue focuses on moving vendors into regularly paying jobs and as such has been hugely successful. This well put together publication, which discusses the ‘big issues’ that surround us, is a popular buy at robots or traffic intersections. The first breakfast will be held on Tuesday 10 March 2015 from 8:15 until 10:00 with much acclaimed executive director of the Impumelelo Social Innovation Centre, Rhoda Kadalie, kicking off the series. Known as a human-rights activist, academic, and newspaper columnist, she will be speaking on ethical leadership. She believes that building an ethical culture requires ethical values and leaders that do the ‘right thing’. Kadalie tells a story of the time when she visited Sweden and suggested that her host ignore the ‘Don’t drink and drive’ rule. The host blurted out, “We just don’t do that”. “In the same way, ethical behaviour needs to be part of the DNA of the nation,” Kadalie says. A trusted figurehead defending gender rights, politics, liberalism and foreign policy, she was appointed by President Nelson Mandela as a Human Rights Commissioner. For three years she conducted investigations into human rights violations in prisons, the conditions of farm workers and children’s . . .
Cape Town, 02 March 2015: On Monday 2 March 2015, Heart 104.9FM listeners woke up to a bit of a shake-up. While they will still awoke to the Heart Breakfast team presented by Aden Thomas, Julian Naidoo and Tapfuma Makina, a fresh new voice moved in behind the microphone between 9:00 and 12:00. TV presenter and media personality Tracey Lange will now present the mid-morning show. Lange is known for her infectious energy and boisterous laugh which is seriously contagious! Newly appointed Managing Director Renee Redelinghuys says Lange is a great addition to the Heart family. “We are excited about Lange joining the team as we believe she will bring a fresh energy and look forward to further growing the station’s listener base through this. We from time to time assess our offering to ensure we have the best talent to represent the brand.” The rest of the week-day line-up stays the same with Clarence Ford hosting his Lunchbox between 12:00 and 15:00 and the #Drive326 team with Suga, Nick and Keri driving you home between 15:00 and 18:00. Diggy Bongz takes care of In the Mix from 18:00 to 22:00 and Irma G takes you into the break of dawn with Nightshift from 22:00 to 02:00. The Weekday Wake-Up also sees a line-up change as JP Carelse moves in behind the microphone between 04:00 and 6:00 am. He will also take care of your party needs with the Weekend Party on Saturday’s from 22:00 to 01:00. The station has been providing the soundtrack to the lives of the residents of the Mother City and surrounding areas for the last 17 years. Redelinghuys says the focus for this year is growing the listener base in the footprint area. “The extended transmitter network has afforded the station the opportunity to connect with the greater part of the Western Cape. We are now within the heart of these communities and connected with our extended heart family.” ENDS For more information visit www.1049.fm or add us on Facebook @Heart104.9FM or follow us on twitter . . .
A rare vertical collection of MR de Compostella from winemaker friends Bruwer Raats and Mzokhona Mvemve hit the jackpot at this year’s AfrAsia Cape Wine Auction, when the 8-bottle lot sold for R150 000. Featuring vintages from 2004 to 2012, this collection has never before been sold in its entirety and at R18 750 per bottle, achieved one of the highest average prices per bottle at the auction. The MR de Compostella has received international acclaim since the maiden vintage of this exquisite Bordeaux blend was released in 2004. Accolades include a 96 rating in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate for three of the past four vintages. According to Bruwer Raats, they were delighted that the wines did so well and that they could assist in making a significant contribution to the auction charities. “It has always been very important to myself and Mzo to give something back to our communities. We have both been fortunate enough to follow our dreams and the global success of the MR de Compostella has exceeded all our expectations. We would also like to acknowledge the generosity of Mr Wilfried Sauerland for buying our lot and look forward to hosting him in my home for a traditional Boere braai and a private tasting,” mentions Raats. For more information, visit www.raats.co.za. Author: Ronelda Visser from PERIDOT COMMUNICATIONS. More Info link: http://www.raats.co.za Twitter: https:/twitter.com/roneldaperidot Images: For high res version/s of Two image/s please contact: PERIDOT COMMUNICATIONS. Winemaker Bruwer Raats Photo: Supplied Photo: Supplied CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .