Smile 90.4FM, The Mother City’s fastest growing radio station, will be continuing our unique tribute of Nelson Mandela, on the 18 July, when 67 buskers play 67 minutes of music in honour of Tata Madiba at 67 locations around Cape Town. Local buskers will be taking to the streets at 12h00, on Mandela Day, and can be identified by a Smile 90.4FM poster and bucket for collecting loose change and will include recipients of last year’s donation, Bridgeville Primary. Thanks to last year’s event, Bridgeville Primary now has a fully functioning music department. “A year ago, were equipped with a drum set and loads of enthusiasm. That was it. Anything more seemed like a pipe dream due to the prevailing economic situation. Thanks to this Smile 90.4FM initiative, all our dreams became a reality. We are truly grateful for the kick-start. Now it's all about maintaining momentum” said Head of Music at Bridgeville Primary, Rashid Benefeldt. Nelson Mandela once said “Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice. Such is the value of music.” With that in mind, Smile 90.4FM Programming Content Manager, Justine Kemlo, stated that “We couldn’t have thought of a better way to pay homage to Madiba’s legacy than through the performance of music. Last year we asked our listeners to do exactly that, and they jumped on board whole heartedly. The initiative was such a positive success that we’ve decided to do it again!” If you are wanting to be a part of the magic, each musician is able to register on the Smile 90.4FM website. Buskers will receive a Smile 90.4FM Making Music for Madiba certificate, signboard and busking bucket. All money collected during the 67 minutes of busking will be donated towards music development for underprivileged children. For more information on the Making Music for Madiba, tune into Smile 90.4FM or visit www.smile904.fm. You can also follow the action . . .
JBay Winterfest 2018 - MTB, Trail Running and Fishing Finish The Festival! JBay – the final events in the action-packed JBay Winterfest have finished off, which sees the closing of one of the most exciting festivals ever. After the Corona Open JBay Men's and Women's surfing events, the Cold Water Swim Classic, and the Funduro were finished during the early days of the Festival, this weekend saw the culmination of the final events. These events were the JBay Windfarm MTB Classic, the Endurade JBay X Trail Run and the JBay Winterfest Skins Fishing Competition, as well as the final gigs in the hugely popular Corona Sunset Sessions free music shows. JBay Windfarm MTB Classic: The sixth edition of the JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic took place on Saturday 14 July. Riders of all ages and skill levels braved wet and chilly conditions to tackle the finest trails around the Eastern Cape holiday town of Jeffreys Bay. The event, which forms part of the JBay Winterfest, offered three distances a 25km fun ride, 50km marathon and the gruelling 85km ultra marathon. At the sharp end of the ultra marathon, Declan Sidey from Team Mad Macs p/b hazz out of Stellenbosch was the convincing winner. In the women’s race Yolande de Villiers rode a spectacular race to complete her hat trick, finishing sixth overall in the 85km, in a time of 03:59:51. She also collected the R11 000 first prize for her day in the rain, with Anriëtte Schoeman in second and Shauna Esmeyer rounding out the podium. “It was hectic out there,” commented a visibly exhausted De Villiers after the finish. "It was cold and muddy but I still had a lot of fun! The new bits of singletrack and bridges were really awesome,” she said. Full story and results here https://bit.ly/2uHUveX Full gallery here https://bit.ly/2uuKXoj Endurade JBay X Trail Run This three-stage trail run series, with day and night runs, had the biggest entry so far in the history of the event, and was an exciting but grueling . . .
JBay Winterfest: Surfing, Swimming, Music and Funduro JBay – The JBay Winterfest 2018 has had a busy few days, with a number of different events going down in and around the contest hub. The Corona Open JBay Women’s event kicked off last week, with excellent surf at Supertubes following on from the men’s event. South African wildcard Bianca Buitendag did well to win her opening round heat and advance directly to the third round. Surprise eliminations from this event were Sally Fitzgibbons from Australia and Courtney Conlogue (USA). With good surf on track for JBay, the event will restart later in the week. For more go tohttp://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2018/wct/2750/corona-open-j-bay-womens The Cold Water Classic open water swim was a huge success this year, with the most entrants thus far in the event’s six-year history. With an air temperature of 19 C, conditions on land were a stark contrast to the icy water that awaited swimmers from all over South Africa who descended upon Jeffreys Bay to take part in the swim. Only three swimmers entered the costume division of the triple mile, an official Robben Island crossing qualifying swim. Veteran PJ Duffy won the men’s section, while Megan Albertyn won the women’s division. “What an awesome experience! I can't believe I haven't done the Cold Water Classic before - will definitely be back next year,” said Albertyn after her swim. Jeffreys Bay swimmer JC Van Wyk won the double mile while Paige Black won the women’s section of the event. East London swimmer Mbali Vellum in his first cold water swim had to tough it out to complete the double mile. “The water was very very cold but I really wanted to finish the double mile,” said Mbali after his courageous swim. Hannah Counihan from Port Elizabeth won the women’s mile while Peter Michaelides from Knysna won the men’s division. The winners each won a pair of Oakley sunglasses. The triple mile wetsuit division was won by legendary waterman . . .
In the field of dentistry, grown-up mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) have been recognized in a few oral and maxillofacial tissues, which recommend that the oral tissues are a rich wellspring of immature microorganisms, and oral stem and mucosal cells are required to give a perfect source to hereditarily reconstructed cells, for example, incited pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Moreover, oral tissues are relied upon to be a source as well as a helpful focus for undeveloped cells, as an undifferentiated organism and tissue designing treatments in dentistry keep on attracting expanding clinical intrigue. We are glad to acknowledge you that we are organizing “World Congress on Oralcare and Dentistry”, in Cape Town, South Africa on November 19-20, 2018 and we are pleased to welcome you to participate in the Conference. Dental Oralcare 2018 is a global platform for the exchange of innovations, techniques, notions, researches, advancement etc. in the area of Oralcare and Dentistry. We will be obliged by the presence of world-class dentists, surgeons, scholars, researchers, business professional as well as students in the Conference. The latest researches in the field of Dental Stem Cell Technology will be one of the important highlights of the Conference. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
JBay Winterfest, Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay – Brazilian surfer Filipe Toledo has taken the win at the 2018 Corona Open JBay at the JBay Winterfest, making it back-to back wins at this prestigious Championship Tour (CT) surfing event. He beat Australian powerhouse surfer and CT rookie Wade Carmichael in excellent surf today, bringing a close to four days of world class men’s surfing at Supertubes. In a fast and exciting final, both surfers showed incredible performance and strength, surfing a number of heats from the quarterfinals all the way to the finals, but it was the Brazilian who had the edge on the Australian, taking the win with his aggressive approach to the long lines of Supertubes. Despite a strong comeback performance from the Australian, including a last-ditch grab-rail air 360 attempt in the dying minutes, it was the lightning-fast young Brazilian who took the honours for the second year in a row. South African CT surfer and two times event champion Jordy Smith was also on form throughout this event, but bowed out to Carmichael in an exciting semifinal clash. With one more chance to put a good score on the board during the final minutes of the heat, Jordy mistimed a huge aerial move at the end section, and was eliminated from the event. In the second semifinal Toledo came up against the dynamic Kanoa Igarashi from Japan, and went to town in this heat, posting two near perfect scores of 9.57 and 9.33 for the win and the finals berth. Filipe Toledo goes to number one on the Jeep Leaderboard, displacing Australian surfer Julian Wilson into second place. Gabriel Medina (BRA) and Italo Ferreira (BRA) make up third and fourth place, while Smith sits fairly comfortably at fifth spot on the rankings, and is again a world title contender, along with the rest of the top five. Oakley, Kouga Municipality, Island Tribe and Bioplus proudly sponsor the JBay Winterfest. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to . . .
The BCX professional cycling team will be out to continue a recent run of success when they tackle the Bestmed Jock Classic road race in Mpumalanga on Saturday. The 35th edition of the one-day event makes it one of the oldest road races in the country. It will test the riders over 151km, split into three stages, from Mbombela to Sabie, via White River, and then back to the start. BCX riders Chris Jooste and Marc Pritzen have shown fine form lately, with Jooste winning the Knysna Cycle Tour at the beginning of the month and Pritzen taking the honours in the Kremetart in early June. Along with David Maree and Steven van Heerden, they form the nucleus of a potent outfit, backed up by the formidable skills of Clint Hendricks. The 26-year-old Hendricks, who had won a bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games in April, said this week it was a little early in the year for him and he would adopt a support role. "I am targeting the big classics towards the end of the year so I'm not quite ready for this one yet," he said. "My focus will be very much on supporting my team-mates and making sure we deliver a win for the team. "Our team is looking pretty good at this stage, with guys like Chris and Marc having some good results. "With David and Steve in the mix, we are in good spirits and there will be plenty of motivation to keep the momentum going," Hendricks said. He followed a similar strategy last year, guiding Brendon Davids to the top of the podium, followed by Van Heerden and Maree. The format of the race necessitated a specific strategy over the three stages, he said. "Normally what we try to achieve is not to lose any time on the opening stage, which is over a fast and flat course. Then you have to up the intensity on the second and third stages, where you can try to create a bit of a gap. "There are some key sections that can make a difference to the final run-in, such as the climb up Spitskop on the second stage and the infamous Long . . .
Shaping Africa's digital future – AfricaCom launches FREE headliner conference tracks with world-class speaker line-up. London, 12 July 2018 - Whether your focus is connectivity infrastructure, disruptive technologies, digital services or ICT strategy, AfricaCom 2018 – 13 to 15 November at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa - will be the place to be to shape Africa’s digital future. AfricaCom in 2018, turns 21 and will be bigger and better than ever, taking into account the ever increasing influence of technology on everyday lives. As a result, several new features will be launched this year. As always though, the world’s largest Africa-focused technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) event, will offer visitors and delegates the prospect to discover and conclude business opportunities, as well as network with some of the most progressive minds in the sector. More than 30 of these thought-leaders, over three days, will advance the conversation around Africa’s digital transformation through a series of expert sessions - the AfricaCom Headliners - which are free of charge to all registered visitors this year. “We made a decision to open up a number of key conference areas, as we recognise the importance and significance of the conversations taking place around a multitude of topics all connected by the backbone of technology,” commented Tom Cuthell, Portfolio Director of KNect365, organisers of AfricaCom. “The more people involved in these discussions, the quicker Africa will advance towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Where do Telcos fit in the digital ecosystem? With greater connectivity comes greater responsibility and a requirement for new business models to address this latest era of communications. As the conduit for all this connectivity, telcos will need to explore how they can connect the next 1 billion and unlock the true value of Africa’s digital transformation – beyond the commercial. Addressing these issues, the Headliners . . .
A quintessential South African tradition now showcases an equally fine ambassador of excellence in a new and revelatory tasting experience that pairs naturally cured meat – biltong – and Alto wines at the eponymous Stellenbosch estate. Situated along the elevated northern slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, Alto has earned its reputation over close to a century as one of South Africa's most respected red wine estates. Precise understanding of the terroir and the vines that thrive here has been shaped over generations and led to just five varieties being grown on the estate. Only five wines make up its portfolio and these now feature in the Alto Wine & Biltong Tasting. It's just one more reason to visit Alto and experience the home of Alto wines. The champion status of Alto wines comes to the fore in the new pairing experience, curated by Alto winemaker Bertho van der Westhuizen and award-winning food writer and stylist Vickie de Beer, who is well known as the food editor of Rooi Rose magazine. Each pairing was designed to highlight a characteristic in the wine, while simultaneously demonstrating its versatility. The Alto Wine & Biltong Tasting is available at the estate tasting lounge on the farm and costs R110. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Leopard’s Leap’s enthusiasm for literature is celebrated through its support of the Open Book Festival as well as an exciting annual competition focusing on an inventive way of combining the world of words with the world of wine. Entrants in previous years designed wine labels (2015), wrote haiku’s (2016) and shared delightful micro-stories in the 2017 flash fiction challenge. The 2018 competition with the theme Message on a Bottle brings words and wine together in a way that is slightly nostalgic and promises the winning entrant exciting prizes and exposure. “We love involving our supporters in our wine stories”, say Leopard’s Leap CEO Hein Koegelenberg. “Sharing stories is at the heart of literature and is also such a big part of the hospitality around wine. We are delighted about our involvement with Cape Town’s Open Book Festival and would like to invite those who share our excitement for wine and words to enter the Message on a Bottle competition!” Your challenge: Combine words and wine and write a message for a bottle, using maximum 40 words, including at least three of the words below: Share, Quality, Story(ies), Time, Mellifluous, Taste, Vellichor, Aroma, Journey, Serendipity Your inspiration: Words and Wine Have you always wanted to send your words into the world? Send us your entry as a Message on a Bottle – and stand a chance to win the following prizes: • Cash prize of R5 000 • The winning Message on a Bottle will be the label for a specific Leopard’s Leap wine. • 12 cases of Leopard’s Leap wine labelled with the winning Message on a Bottle. • Winning Message on a Bottle to be displayed at Open Book Festival venues • Winning Message on a Bottle to be displayed at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards in Franschhoek • Winning Message on a Bottle to be used by Leopard’s Leap and Open Book Festival on digital platforms • Two Open Book Festival passes • R500 Book Lounge voucher Share a message on a bottle with someone who enjoys what is . . .
It's crazy tapas week at The 41! Guests can enjoy any of our tapas and a glass of Sangria at R35 each until Sunday, 15 July. The 41 is a contemporary Mediterranean Restaurant based on the Camps Bay strip, offering unsurpassed vistas across the white sandy beach and glistening ocean. Expect international influences with local South African products, all combined to give the local you new & creative food experiences. From The 41 Terrace, you will enjoy the most outrageously beautiful and panoramic view on Camps Bay Beach whilst enjoying a glass of Sangria for only R35! CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .