Pro golfers raise R45 000 for Vodacom supported charities Forming part of the winter swing on the Sunshine Tour, this twelve year old tournament is unparalleled in its playing format in the sense that two pre-qualified professionals team up with two invited amateurs for the three day event. The six-leg series has always been synonymous with giving, and today was no different with three pro golfers and three amateurs challenging each other in the Power2You Challenge. Forming part of the Vodacom Origins of Golf brought to you by Samsung series, the hard hitting challenge required each player to hit the ball as straight as he could – in line with a series of pegs set down the first fairway. With money to be raised for the selected Vodacom charities Women and Men Against Child Abuse and Memeza, the event was not to be taken lightly. First off the tee was the experienced Doug McGuigan. The six time winner on the Sunshine Tour hit merely meters away from the pegs, with his fellow counterparts suggesting they all go home after such a magnificent shot. Striking it equally as impressively was the 31 year old Neil Schietekat, resulting in each golfer raising R5000 for the charities. Last to go was the Kwa-Zulu Natal local Colin Nel who struck so sweetly that he landed within 1 meter of the peg – a perfect drive of over nearly 300m. With R20 000 raised by the pro’s it was the turn of the amateurs. It was former pro rugby player Robbie Kempson who tried his hand at the accuracy challenge. As current Academy Manager at the Southern Kings Rugby Team, Kempson is an occasional golfer who struggled with the windy conditions out on the first tee. The consolation to his poor hitting was that even the last placed player would raise a much valued R5000. Following him was Samsung’s Warren Jennings who too struggled with his straight hitting equalling Robbie’s contribution. Vodacom’s Alberts Breed was the out and out winner of the amateur section, securing his R10 000 for . . .
Three weeks of winter school holidays and what to do with the kids? The answer is to take them off to Winter Wonders at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. From Monday 29 June until Friday 17 July the garden offers activities that will have your kids creating, learning, walking and generally having fun. Simply the best time to bask in the beauty of Kirstenbosch’s winter mantle and ensure that the holidays pass by in a flash. You could meet the wonderful Montey the grey mongoose at our storytelling sessions, join an exciting adventure walk and discover the Dinosaurs- a parent or grandparent can come too. Or simply create a beautiful piece of craft work using treasures from the garden.Dr Ernst Van Jaarsveld, renowned horticulturalist and curator of the Kirstenbosch Conservatory, will be presenting a walk and talk on fascinating South African plants and plant fossils from the Karoo, Namib and dry Bushveld regions. The choice is yours for a fun (and relaxed) school holiday. With entry to the Garden FREE for children six years to 17 years during this period this is the perfect outing for the whole family. Booking for all events is essential. See full programme details on www.sanbi.org.za Author: Yothando Dlamini from HIPPO Communications. Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: HIPPO Communications. Investigations at Kirstenbosch CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Canal Walk will be transforming its Centre Court into a magical children’s theatre again this winter school holiday as Fred Abrahamse& Marcel Meyer present Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a beautiful and magical adaptation of the Brothers Grimm timeless classic. This fairytale has all the ingredients that make for a visual spectacular, with the combination of a beautiful princess, a charming prince, an evil queen, a magical mirror and seven adorable dwarfs all brought to life with breathtaking sets, magnificent costumes and sweet songs. This tale is sure to mesmerise even the most hyperactive of little bodies. What better opportunity to relive your childhood than to experience it with your children at this musical spectacular? This family musical will run from Saturday, 27 June to Sunday, 19 July at the Canal Walk Theatre, located at the Centre Court at Canal Walk. Tickets can be booked through Computicket at R75 each. Shows will be presented at 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm Tuesday to Sunday. Canal Walk will donate a percentage of each ticket sold, as well as the proceeds of programme sales to Stop Hunger Now. The centre will also play host to the Western Cape leg of the “Million Meal Challenge” packing event, where the goal is to pack one million meals nationally for Mandela Day. Bring the whole family along and visit Snow White, Sneezy, Dopey, Sleepy, Doc, Happy, Bashful and Grumpy in their little cottage in the forest at Canal Walk. It’s never been so easy to create perfect holiday memories, so book now to make sure you are part of the fun! Author: Yothando Dlamini from HIPPO Communications. Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: HIPPO Communications. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Cape Town, 3 June 2015: This June Heart FM will not only celebrate but get in touch with the youth of the Western Cape to make a real difference. On Monday 1 June, the station kicked off its #HeartBeats4Youth campaign which aims to touch the lives of individuals one-on-one. This campaign was launched two years ago to motivate and inspire youth by going into schools and spreading messages of hope. In the lead up to June 16th 2015, commemorated in South Africa as Youth Day, Heart FM will be active in various communities to bring change where needed. #HeartBeats4Youth aims to bring something special to the young people of the Cape where often there seems to be no hope. On Monday 01 June 2015, the campaign kicked off with Suga (host) and Keri Miller (traffic) from the afternoon drive show #Drive326 fulfilling the wish of 14-year old Omar Matthews, a Leukaemia sufferer from Manenberg whose dream was to fly in a helicopter. Although a small gesture from the station, the event was a life changing experience for Omar. Activities over the next two weeks will range from fulfilling the dreams of young people, sport development in various communities, supporting feeding schemes and getting involved in literacy projects amongst others. Celebrities who are lending their support to the campaign include SA cricketer JP Duminy and singer Jimmy Nevis, who are both very active in their respective communities. The two will feature as guests on the #MyCapeTown hour on Sunday the 7th and 14th of June. Stay tuned to Heart FM to feel these moments as we make a difference. Author: Unity Ruiters from Heart 104.9FM. Twitter: https://twitter.com/heart1049fm Facebook: https://facebook.com/Heart104.9fm Images: For high res version/s of Two image/s please contact: Heart 104.9FM. The team from #Drive326 made Omar's wish come true. Left to right show host Suga, Omar Matthews, Shireen Matthews, traffic presenter Keri Miller and Shaheed Matthews. Photo: Heart FM Omar . . .
Cape Town in May is an exciting time, especially if you’re in need of some upliftment & inspiration aka. Roeshdien Jaz. The day to diarise is Saturday 30 May 2015. That’s when the “Perfect mood”, “Feel for life”, “Inside ’n out” and “Love is in the house” hit maker, along with his five-piece band, will take to The Reeler Theatre (Rondebosch Boys High School). The theme of the Multi-talented, Singer/Songwriter, Professional Coach and Inspirational Speaker’s concert is the 5th year anniversary celebration of his official debut hit single, “Feel for life”. Most importantly it’s about taking some time out, to celebrate the gift of life and all that connects us as a people. A show that will play out a fusion of Jazz, Soul, Funk, Reggae and Spoken word/Poetry come 30 May 2015. The entire show promises patrons music, lyrics, socially conscious, with a commercial appeal. “It’s a show where like-minded people can connect, share and appreciate the gift of life” Roeshdien explains. “I will be performing all my popular radio singles and also pay special tribute to 3 of my biggest inspirations: Supadan (A band that Roeshdien use to manage in 2003, founded by well-known Cape Town born International Musician, Brendan Adams), as well as ‘Arrested Development’ & ‘Bob Marley’. Add a remarkable opening act Siphokazi Jonas, a member of the Exodus Klan Poetry Collective, to the night’s proceedings and patrons can look forward to some socially conscious poetry. In June last year she shared the stage with two well-known American poets, Janette...Ikz and Ezekiel, on the Cape Town leg of their South African tour. Siphokazi is also part of the ‘Cape Town Collaborative’, established by the ‘Epiphany Band’, a collaboration consisting of five vocalists and two poets who released the women's day song and video, “I am woman”. In addition, a very special feature by one of Cape Town’s uber talented vocal quartets, ‘Protégé’, which will see them perform a special duet with . . .
Heart FM Sport kicks it up a notch with Feinberg on Football Football. That’s all it’s about. Feinberg on Football is a high-pace, heavyweight look at the English Premier League on Heart FM every Wednesday at 15:30. Expect to hear the voices of coaches, players, and administrators – as well as live crossings to the gorgeous, football-obsessed Sophie Rose in London. Multi-award winning sports anchor, Nick Feinberg, brings his trademark cynicism and genuine passion for the beautiful game to air from Wednesday 20 May 2015. Author: Unity Ruiters from Heart 104.9FM. More Info link: Twitter: https://twitter.com/heart1049fm Facebook: https://facebook.com/Heart104.9fm Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Heart 104.9FM. Feinberg on Football presenter Nick Feinberg CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Cape Town, 5th May 2015: Nick Feinberg’s outspoken nature may have landed him in some hot water a couple of times over the last 17 years, but his personality and wit has won over the hearts of listeners making him one of the most loved sport presenters in Cape Town. Nick’s almost two-decade long run spanned across every day time show on the station. For the past 17 years he’s been an abrasive, cynical and highly controversial figure on Cape Town radio. In the process, Nick has become one of the most recognised names in the industry – garnering numerous awards, including three nods as the Western Cape Electronic Sports Journalist of the Year. He also came close to setting a record for the most appearances as the defendant in front of radio’s ombudsman, the BCCSA, although he has notably seen all of these complaints dismissed without censure. On Friday 8 May 2015, Feinberg will be presenting his last show as the sports anchor on #Drive326, the afternoon drive show hosted by Suga. He’ll be leaving on a high, having been an integral part of the on-air team that has enjoyed the largest afternoon audience in the metropole for the past two years, and he’s happy that he’ll be moving on to a positive new role for the station. Asked about that future, Nick’s typically flamboyant response was that, “I’m to be reborn! It’s an almost-middle aged metamorphosis; bursting out of a 90 kilo pupa as the all-new uncynical, grumpless, all-conquering, positive and productive Creative Director of Heart FM’s internal creative advertising unit.” While he focuses on this new role, he will still have a presence on air hosting a weekly football slot every Wednesday afternoon at 15h30. Over the next few weeks, Heart FM will be trying out some new talent in this space but is not in a hurry to fill the big shoes of the witty Chelsea-mad football fan. ENDS For more information visit www.1049.fm or add us on Facebook @Heart104.9FM or follow us on twitter @heart1049fm Note to . . .
Based on the foundations of an old cement factory in the Cape Flats is Philippi Village, an exciting entrepreneurial development that promises to have an economic and social impact on this disadvantaged area. Now, the Cape Craft + Design Institute (CCDI) has helped facilitate the design of innovative, budget-conscious prototypes for a container village that will house a wide variety of small enterprises. The prototypes have been designed by the team of Heinrich Kammeyer and Shilo Hope, who were chosen from a number of applicants by the CCDI. Kammeyer has a doctorate in architecture from the University of Pretoria, runs his own practice and continues to lecture and share decades of experience in his field. Hope completed her masters in architecture and fashion in Italy, practises as an architect, and shares a clothing label with her husband in Cape Town. “In its construction, operations and tenanting, the developers of Philippi Village have a passion to draw on local creative skills and services,” said CCDI Outreach Co-ordinator Craig Carbutt. He took up the gauntlet when the development team contacted the CCDI, as they required the services of a skilled design practitioner or team to design prototypes for the furnishing and fit-out of containers. The brief specified that the containers would be used for four different but specific purposes - retail (food sales and services) and services (sales and administration). The designers needed to maximise the space, including making recommendations on comfort issues such as ventilation, temperature control, work flow and storage. The design aesthetic had to be professional, aspirational and functional, authentic to context and location, and affordable and hard-wearing. No easy task, given that the budget for each conversion is only R4000/container. “Our inspiration and starting point for tackling the container concept revolved around working with what you've got, skimming off the superfluous, and using . . .
Blacks Only Laughing in Cape Town on Saturday 9th May 2015 Founded over 11 years ago by David Kau, and has been performed to over one million South Africans – the Blacks Only Comedy Show is laughing its way around South Africa on a five city tour, starting in Cape Town on Saturday 9th May at GrandWest Arena. The show is famous for its cutting-edge humour and close to the bone stories. David Kau, co-producer of the show remarked that, “This year’s tour will include major names as well as, a number of up-and-coming acts that will become household names in the not too distant future.” The ‘Blacks Only’ show has become a staple in the live South African entertainment landscape, with the event invariably selling out. Comedians that have previously been on the bill have included the likes of; Trevor Noah, Riaad Moosa, Marc Lottering, Conrad Koch, Tumi Morake and Jason Goliath. David Kau will reprise his role as MC with the audience witnessing the unexpected. The comedians on the bill do not play by the rules and theirin lies the charm of the event. Join David Kau and friends on Saturday, 9 May 2015 at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World –Book at Computicket or phone 083 915 8000 –Prices start from R180.00 #BlacksOnlyComedyShow Tickets' Shortened URL: http://po.st/BlacksOnlyCT Other tour dates are as follows: Emperors Palace, Johannesburg - 30th May 2015 Hemingways Casino, East London – 5th & 6th June 2015 Durban ICC - 13th June 2015 Tsitsikama Conference Centre, Boardwalk Casino, Port Elizabeth - 20th June 2015 Media contacts: National Press & PR Jina Min Real Concerts 011 482 3550 email@example.com Martin Myers for Cape Town – 083 448 4475 Martin@martinmyers.co.za Author: Martin Myers from triple M Entertainment. More Info link: http://triplement.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/TripleMEntSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Triple-M-Entertainment/287605807988334 Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please . . .
Come join celebrity chef,author,extreme athlete and inspirational speaker on the 13 of May. Author: yothando dlamini from HIPPO Communications. More Info link: http://www.bigissue.org.za/ Twitter: Facebook: Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: HIPPO Communications. Photo: Photo: Photo: YouTube: CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .