Syntech and Crucial are pleased to announce that they will be rebranding the Crucial Cup to “The Ballistix Masters Cup SA “ as there are plans afoot for a World Wide Ballistix Masters Cup. Details will be launched in April. The Crucial Cup is now in its second year and has shown a positive year on year growth. We are pleased to confirm International exposure for our March/April 2016 Competition from the quarter finals onwards - (European/American coverage – where internationally known caster MiloshTheMedic will be covering some of the matches for battlefield, Milosh is known for being one of the main commentators in most international events and having him cover some of the larger matches within Crucial Cup means that our matches will be streamed to European/American and South African audiences) The Crucial Cup was launched to provide the tools and resources that gamer’s and organizers can use to promote their own team’s skill and also promote growth within the gaming community by having new players enter the competitive scene and exposing new “shout casters” to the public with some amazing gameplay along with a growing following. We at Syntech are excited and encouraged to see how many teams have entered the Crucial Cup. The Crucial Cup 2016 saw registrations come to a close on 10 Feb with a new record of 78 teams registering in total for Battlefield and Dota combined. Compared to the 67 teams we had last year. This is a fantastic and positive growth in the teams registrations. Participating teams are excited to get going and with the attractive cash pool (the biggest cash prize pool ever for an online Battlefield event in South Africa) will see the top Battlefield 4 and Dota teams in South Africa battle it out for the ultimate cash prize sponsored by Crucial/Ballistix to the value of R33 000, along with exciting hardware and peripherals ponsored by Speedlink and Antec. The tournament is being organized by Stephen “xTc-Lang-Slang” de Witt who has . . .
Lovers of good food and wine will be delighted by the fabulous food and wine offerings during this year’s Ommiberg (Round the Rock) festival on Saturday, 5 March. The fourteen participating members of the Paarl Wine Route have each planned a unique programme with young wine tastings, harvest fun, live music and kids’ entertainment. One of the culinary highlights on the jam-packed schedule is the Chenin Journey at the KWV Sensorium in Paarl Main Road. The food and wine pairing menu costs R80 per person and features five Chenin-driven wines exquisitely paired with delicious canapés that will highlight the diversity of South Africa’s most prolific varietal. Guests will start off with a KWV Cuvee Brut accompanied by a delicate bowl of salmon tartar with fennel, apple and sesame seed salad. This is followed by the KWV Classic Chenin Blanc, which is beautifully complemented by a Cantaloupe melon salsa, Parma Ham and a drizzle of balsamic on butternut and Manchego risotto cake. The Cathedral Chenin Blanc is paired with a salad of baby leaves with goats’ milk cream cheese, fresh figs, seed crumble, sugar peas and orange honey sauce. The flagship The Mentors Chenin Blanc finds a perfect pairing partner in pulled organic duck with caramelised peaches, carrots and toasted almonds in a light crepe. The grand finale is provided by the Full Cream Sherry and a silky smooth chicken liver parfait and beetroot jelly on elegant phyllo pastry cups topped with micro leaf salad. For more gourmet treats, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at Mellasat, venison hamburgers and charcuterie and cheese platters at Nederburg, authentic Italian pizzas at Under Oaks or stop in at the farmer’s market at Windmeul. Visit www.ommiberg.co.za to tantalise your taste buds and buy your ticket online at www.webtickets.co.za for R120 per adult. Tickets can also be purchased at participating venues on the day at R150. Be on the look-out for the Lady in Red to win some awesome prizes. Follow us on . . .
The Stellenbosch Wine Festival Foundation has once again ensured a brighter future for some deserving local students, when it awarded bursaries to the value of R150 000 during the highly successful three-day festival earlier this month. Over the past three years, the foundation has validated its commitment to youth development and investment in the Stellenbosch community by donating more than R600 000 for tertiary education bursaries. The recipients all have a close connection to the wine industry as their parents are employed in various sectors of the business. The selection process is a joint project between the foundation and WOW (Words Open Worlds) of the University of Stellenbosch. This year, the foundation was able to assist six candidates - three first-year students and three students, who have impressed with their continued commitment and dedication to their studies. First-time beneficiaries are 19-year old Bianca du Toit from the farm Goede Hoop and Wilmien Likwa from Rustenberg Wines, who are both starting their BA Degrees in Language and Culture and Cameron Appolis of JC Le Roux, who will commence his degree in Mechanical Engineering. Bradley Kriel of Eikendal farm will continue with his Language and Culture studies, while Letohre Joseph from Ken Forrester Vineyards is entering her fourth year as a medical student. The foundation’s biggest success story is the dynamic Yvonne Dyum of Muratie, who will be completing her studies in medicine this year. This hard-working student is currently busy doing her clinical blocks and admits that she would not have been able to realise her aspiration of becoming a doctor without the support of the foundation. “I am really enjoying the hospital environment and have just completed my surgical rotation, which has been by favourite to date. The foundation has helped me to chase my dreams and I can’t wait to start my community service year to give back to my community. It takes perseverance, hard work, . . .
Number one bestselling author, Dr Mulalo Nemavhandu has released the never-before-told story, The True Origin of HIV & Aids: Secret Revealed. Re-Released February 16, 2016 and available for purchase from Amazon. Having been the subject of contentious debate for decades, Dr Mulalo Nemavhandu has uncovered what has puzzled scientists from around the world since Aids came to light in the 1980s. Readers should prepare to be shocked by the revelations made in this 154 paged non-fiction medical mystery. Over 34 million people in the world are living with HIV and AIDS, with 15 thousand new infections every day and an estimated 17 million AIDS orphans. With this book we can begin to better understand where the suffering began. Dr Mulalo Nemavhandu explains, “We owe the millions of those who died, those living with HIV or AIDS and those that will be infected in the future, the truth and nothing but the truth.” “Aids is no longer a disease, it’s a human rights issue” ~ Nelson Mandela YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRf7oj8Z2bc CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
OHP Productions, will be setting the Cape music scene aflame as they unleash their 7th edition of FADED, a music spectacular at the Red Barnhouse 467 Olieboom Road Schaapkraal on Saturday 5 March 2016. This twelve (12) hour showpiece starts at 3pm and is set to provide heart stopping House, EDM and Hip-Hop beats until 3am on Sunday morning. FADED has become the signature event on Cape Town’s entertainment calendar and the organisers have planned to accommodate thousands of revelers with their star studded line-up at this year’s event. The Rd Barnhouse is an exquisite open air venue that offers a serene experience with a beautiful backdrop of one of the seven natural wonders of the world, that being Table Mountain. Byron Alcock, the event organiser says “this event is much bigger and better than all our previous events with a line-up of the hottest Hip-Hop, EDM and House DJs that Cape Town can offer. Alcock further says “I’m pumped about this event – it’s gonna be awesome! Our number one act is sure to drive party-goers up the wall as we unleash VJ Jonno. He is a talented and popular Hip Hop DJ & Video Jockey who is no stranger to the science of creating chemistry with his audience when he spins the decks as a Bachelor of Science (University of Cape Town) graduate” Jonathan Brown, or better loved and known as VJ Jonno, is currently a resident DJ at one of South Africa’s largest radio stations, GoodHope FM and premium Cape Town night club, COCO. VJ has been making the tables and discs turn for a number of years and heightened his visibility within the industry with the title of the McDonalds Street Rhythm Top Jock in 2013. He has featured on stage throughout South Africa with the likes of Black Coffee, Mi Cassa, Casper Nyovest, Milkshake, Vigilante, DJ Kent and Shimza. The crowd pleaser, making a welcome return to FADED, is Portuguese powerhouse Tiny T, a FADED favourite, TINY T began her career in 2012 and has been turning Cape Town parties on its head. . . .
Amy Campbell on vocals and keyboard is one of the country’s leading jazz singers, recently performed on the Stockholm Jazz Festival in Sweden, with regular performances at Cape Town’s top venues. She has also sung in musical theatre productions in Sydney and New York, and featured on the Arcevia Jazz Festival in Italy. 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. Children are most welcome and well catered for. Date: 28 February 2016 Time: 9am-3pm Address: Stone Cottages, on the corner of Kirstenbosch Drive and Rhodes Avenue. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The top performers in the Casual Day campaign for 2015 were announced to the project’s awards breakfast at the Table Bay Hotel last week [12 February]. The function honoured the thousands of volunteers and participants who assist in raising donations for the disability sector. The highlight of the day was a performance by the Filia School Brass Band. Music is an important part of the curriculum, according to Deputy Headmaster Anthony Meyer. In addition, the school raised R131 885 for Casual Day through their supporters. Local Cape Town motivational speaker Shoni Khangala regaled the audience with personal stories of how his life has been enriched by his interaction with persons with disabilities. He said: “Filia School is a school for learners with disabilities in Goodwood and they were the only school to be invited to attend Parliament on Casual Day last year. The children cannot read music, but the school curriculum has been changed to enable them to learn by sound. Each learner starts off by learning the drums, and then progresses to playing the trumpet and finally, the trombone.” A portion of the money raised will go toward purchasing more instruments and assisting the band to get gigs. The organisation that raised the most donations for Casual Day in the province is the Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities, raising R183 525. The runners up are Paarl School in Brackenfell with R148 080, Cheré Botha Special School in Durbanville with R141 740. Ligstraal School (R115 071), Sunfield Home Wellington (R106 510), Jan Kriel School (R97 060), Lentegeur School (R90 003), Dorothea School (R87 250) and Robinhill Special School (R71 861). The generous public added R27 million nationally to the donations raised by Casual Day over the past two decades, bringing the national total for 21 years to R249 million. Sponsored by the Edcon Group and supported by a number of corporates, Casual Day is the flagship project of the National Council for . . .
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. The 25 year old Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market has a proud tradition. The outdoor setting is in the historic Stone Cottage grounds on the Kirstenbosch Estate, with the majestic Castle Rock as a backdrop. The stalls consist mainly of craft (with a few minor exceptions) made and sold by the stallholder. Enjoy choosing wares from artisans and craftspeople who display their unique products, including clothing, jewellery, pottery, and wood carvings. It is the perfect place to find gifts for friends or something special for your own home. Buy a delicious bite to eat at one of the many food stalls, while enjoying the music from the University of Cape Town’s finest musicians, and perhaps, take a food basket to the beautiful Kirstenbosch botanic gardens, across the road from the market, and enjoy a picnic to end a perfect day. Children are most welcome and well catered for. Date: 28 February 2016 Time: 9am-3pm Address: Stone Cottages, on the corner of Kirstenbosch Drive and Rhodes Avenue. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
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