Heart FM is set to host one of the biggest music festivals in the Western Cape on 10 February 2018 at the Newlands Cricket Stadium. The Heart Cape Town Music Festival will see 22 top South African acts on one stage including hip hop superstar AKA and the legendary Mango Groove to name but a few. The family friendly event aims to attract a diverse audience with music spanning across genre’s to appeal to both the young and young at heart. Heart FM Managing Director Renee Redelinghuys explains. “Putting on this multi-million rand event for the people of Cape Town is our way of saying thank you for making us the biggest radio station in the Western Cape*.” Festival Directors Denver Apollus and Marlo Paulse are confident that the Heart Cape Town Music Festival will be an event second to none. Apollus adds, “We are mindful of the challenges previous concerts at Newlands Cricket Ground has faced and we are applying a different model in the site layout for the event. Asked about the event, Paulse believes it is something unique to offer Heart FM’s listeners. “Apart from the affordability we see the Heart Cape Town Music Festival as an opportunity to bring Cape Town to life all on one stage.” Confirmed artists to perform on the day include: Jimmy Nevis, Youngsta CPT, Mark Alex, Prime Circle, Craig Lucas, AKA, Casper Nyovest, Sketchy Bongo, Tresor, Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels, Mango Groove, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Nasty C, Emo Adams, Sasha Lee, Alistair Izobell , Salome, Kurt Darren, Chad Saaiman, Jarrad Ricketts and Airborne. Tickets for the event are priced between R70 and R150 and can be purchased via computicket. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The South African Sevens team, current HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions, will face Scotland, winners of the 2017 HSBC London Sevens tournament, in the final match on Day One of the Assupol International Sevens Tournament in Stellenbosch next Saturday. This exciting tournament, which will also see African powerhouses Kenya and Uganda in action, will take place on Saturday, 28 and Sunday, 29 October at the Markotter Stadium in Stellenbosch. The fixtures for the tournament has been announced and spectators can look forward to some highly entertaining rugby action. Apart from the four World Series contestants, England Academy, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mauritius will also play in the event, which forms part of Assupol’s vision of growing the game by hosting high calibre tournaments like this one. South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe will represent Africa in the Rugby World Cup Sevens that will take place next year July in San Francisco, while Uganda won the recent African Championships and will also participate in the World Series tournaments in Dubai and Cape Town in December. The Assupol International Sevens Tournament will also feature a U17 international section, where the SA u17 team, coached by Marius Schoeman, Argentina, Namibia, Western Province, SA All Stars, Boland and SWD will participate. The Youth Olympics will take place in Buenos Aires in October next year and the international youth teams are using this tournament as part of their lead-up to that. Some of the best schoolboy talent in the country will be on display for the SA side. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Boland Cellar is celebrating spring for various reasons including the beautiful months ahead, last stretch of the year, and range of recent awards received. In addition to warmer weather, wine lovers can look forward to enjoying the Paarl region’s best wines, especially those recognised at national and international wine awards such as the Michelangelo's, Ultra Value Wine Challenge and Veritas. For more information on Boland Cellar’s wines, visit http://www.bolandcellar.co.za, follow @BolandCellar on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Pink Lady® apples together with Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, the largest exporter of South African apples and pears into more than 104 countries, hosted their eighth annual Crafts for Cancer workshop on Saturday, 14 October 2017 at Vrede en Lust Wine Estate. Every year this event is held to raise funds for the Tygerberg Hospital’s Breast Clinic Transport Fund, which has now been expanded to include nutritional support for the disadvantaged patients at Tygerberg Hospital’s Breast Clinic. At the biggest ever Crafts for Cancer event, 120 ladies participated this year resulting in R41 0000 being raised for The Fund, on Sunday there was also a trail run at Vrede en Lust, resulting in an additional R30 000 raised. This means that over 400 additional ladies will benefit from The Fund. The Transport Fund was started for the Breast Clinic at Tygerberg Hospital in 2010. The need for this fund was identified and initiated by a dedicated social worker at the Breast Clinic. The Transport Fund Initiative kicked off with a donation of R25,000 from the Head of the Breast Clinic, Professor Apffelstaedt and what started as a small-scale initiative to assist one patient in need, has since grown to a fully-fledged fund that has helped countless women and continues to grow. Professor Apffelstaedt noted that there are approximately 550 new breast cancer patients at Tygerberg Hospital every year, and because of the money raised for The Fund, not one of them misses their treatment due to not being able to afford to travel to the hospital. 70% of women diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the Breast Clinic of Tygerberg Hospital are in the low-income bracket, and whilst the government covers the treatment costs, their transport costs to and from the hospital for regular radiotherapy sessions often become a barrier to entry. Radiotherapy sessions last for either 16 or 25 days and the transport costs for these patients are often too high. “I am so proud of every woman that attended our . . .
The Warrior Race is about to take over the Western Cape, and with an unexpected twist… Adventure-seekers are in for a treat as the penultimate round of South Africa’s largest obstacle course racing (OCR) series comes to Meerendal this weekend. The Meerendal Wine Estate will host the event, one of South Africa’s leading wine farms that boasts over 300 years of history. Situated on the slopes of Tygerberg Hills, the esteemed venue offers spectacular vineyard views and glimpses of the Boland mountains. Some exciting additions have shaken the Black Ops Elite category to the core. To complete the testing course, athletes are usually only required to conquer every obstacle unassisted or their DQ band is cut. But the Warrior Race has taken things up a notch – not only will the challenge be to finish the race with a DQ band that is fully intact, but earn the DQ by successfully completing a specific obstacle. The Black Ops Elite route will also incorporate the popular sprint obstacle course for the first time. This will make for nothing less than spectating heaven as onlookers sit back and enjoy the action-packed loop. The category now boasts 38 obstacles, more than it ever has before. In the Rookie event, the best and most challenging obstacle will be saved for last. The never seen before ‘Rookie Rig’ will be the final obstacle of the course. As the series starts to draw to a close, all eyes will be on Thomas van Tonder in Meerendal, who is a mere 400 points behind Claude Eksteen on the series standings. It has been a busy few weeks for the elite athlete who recently competed in OCR World Championships in Canada. Van Tonder will be confident after his official 9th place in the pro elite category, the first time he managed to break the top ten in two years. Van Tonder had not intended to participate in the Meerendal event after a testing international season. He has gone out of his way to attend the race, however, with the Warrior Race championship . . .
After seven days of challenging mountain bike trails, participants in the TransCape mountain bike race can again look forward to a sea of tranquillity when the beautiful La Couronne Wine Farm welcome them home next year. The annual 614km journey, which starts in Knysna on February 4, will finish in Franschhoek a week later and La Couronne are again planning a memorable occasion as the official finish venue. The wine farm, several centuries old, will be extending their close association with the TransCape, having been involved with the event as a venue and wine sponsor from its inception. La Couronne general manager Eldorette Carinus said they had no hesitation in coming on board when approached by race founder Lenore Collett in 2015. "When Lenore contacted us we agreed to make available our wine farm as the finishing venue and to be the event's wine sponsor," said Carinus, who has also ridden the race. "I got very involved with the planning with Lenore and it was exciting to be part of this very special mountain bike race right from the start." She added they were proud to be involved with such an elite event, which presented them with the perfect opportunity to showcase their brand. "The TransCape gives us a lot of exposure and introduces our wines to the riders and everybody else involved. This has led to a strong brand loyalty between La Couronne and the event's crew and riders." Carinus said wine-lovers among the riders would again be able to enjoy a variety of options at the end of each stage. In addition, she said they would be adding a few new ideas for the fourth edition of the internationally renowned race. "We will have a number of new vintages for riders to taste throughout the week and plans are also in place to make the finish venue a lot bigger." In a change from this year when the race ended at the top of Franschhoek Pass, Carinus said the competitors' adventure would end with a scenic section through the farm's . . .
Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, hearty pasta and crisp fresh salads, has announced the opening of their revamped Stellenbosch branch, with the store officially opening its doors today. Located in Plein Street, the Stellenbosch store includes everything iconically Col’Cacchio with tried and tested family favourite as well as many exciting additions. The brand new look and feel is reflected in the plush interior décor and extends to the gorgeous courtyard seating area, ideal for the approaching summer months. To mark the brand’s 25th birthday, Col’Cacchio has undergone a complete rebrand, bringing fresh life to their evolving brand. With a number of stores already sporting the bold and sophisticated new look, the revamp process will roll out to all stores across the country. Stellenbosch is one of the most popular towns in South Africa, with both tourists and locals flocking to the gourmet capital daily. Responding to the continued demand for dining options in the area, Col’Cacchio is extremely excited to re-establish and cement its presence in the bustling town. Founded in 1992, Col’Cacchio has a legacy of crafting artisanal meals out of the freshest sourced ingredients, with quality and innovation always at the heart of their dynamic offering. Col’Cacchio has always been at the forefront of dietary trends, being one of the first in the market to introduce carb conscious options for pizza, salad and pasta. Their offering now includes gluten free and vegan alternatives, as well as the low calorie Foro range of pizzas. Where to find us: • Location: Shop 29-31, Simonsplein Centre, Plein Street, Stellenbosch, 7600 • Telephone Number: (021) 886-7088 For more info visit www.colcacchio.co.za or hop onto the social media platforms: • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColCacchio/ • Twitter: @ColCacchio • Instagram: @colcacchio • Download the Col’Cacchio Rewards app from the Apple . . .
The annual Engen KlevaKidz campaign which engages with and educates learners about the importance of paraffin safety launched in the Western Cape on October 13th and runs until the end of the month. Over the course of three weeks, Engen KlevaKidz will travel to 30 primary schools in the Khayelitsha and Strand area. Engen KlevaKidz takes the form of an interactive educational stage drama relaying key safety messages – in the learners’ mother tongues - combined with a jingle to reinforce the theme. Over the past few months, the KlevaKidz roadshow has already travelled to the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. Since its inception in 2008, Engen KlevaKidz has reached over 145 000 learners in 436 schools across South Africa – from rural villages deep in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape to townships in Gauteng. In partnership with The Communication Firm, the travelling industrial theatre show features engaging characters who deliver important safety messages. In this year’s show, Mr Wise is the super hero and main character who educates young learners about how to identify and use paraffin safely. Mr Wise interacts with Bongi and Junior and urges them to be careful when using paraffin. Stories are used to explain to the learners what to do if paraffin is ingested or inhaled. Mr Wise also focuses on the importance of being clean and washing hands after being in contact with paraffin, and how to store paraffin safely. Prizes, including super hero masks and funnels, will be handed out to all learners. This is because the learners are all heroes who have the inner strength and ability to take care of themselves, says Engen Corporate Social Investment Manager, Mntu Nduvane. “Young children in under-resourced households are often the primary day-time care givers, often looking after their siblings while their parents or guardians are at work. “Without supervision, and uninformed of the multiple dangers associated with using paraffin, children . . .
The third annual Pole Factor competition will be held in Cape Town on Saturday, 2 December when pole dance students and instructors from around the country gather to showcase their skills in front of judges and audience members alike. As per previous years the format of the event will remain the same, aimed at celebrating the athleticism and artistry of pole dance across four very different genres of the sport including Pole Acrobat, Pole Artiste, Pole Provocateur and Pole Duets. • Pole Acrobat - the sporty side of pole; strength, power, agility and athleticism • Pole Artiste - the artistic side of pole; expression, interpretation and movement • Pole Provocateur - the exotic side of pole; sensual, heels and flexibility • Pole Duets - doubles on the pole; two dancers incorporating any of the three styles above Entries opened earlier this year to pole dancers for the four genres. Twenty finalists across these divisions have been announced and their competition preparations are underway, but at the end of the night only eight will walk away with titles: • Pole Acrobat - amateur and professional • Pole Artiste - amateur and professional • Pole Provocateur - amateur and professional • Pole Duets - amateur and professional The third annual event promises to be the best one yet as each year sees marked growth in the number of entrants and audience members, as well as brighter performances offering more and more daring defeats. Organiser of The Pole Factor and owner of The Pole Project studio, Kathy Lee, says; “This is The Pole Project's third year hosting the event and the Nassau Centre’s second, so from an organisational perspective we are ready to rock. The surprise element comes on the day as our finalists’ routines and costumes are kept secret until their big reveal on stage. It gets progressively harder to pick absolute winners because the quality and effort of the performances get so much better each year. Needless to say, we are excited to see . . .
Waylon Woolcock and Carmen Buchacher are the 2017 Nissan Trailseeker Western Cape Series champions. The final points standings for the popular series were confirmed after the fourth and final round was completed at Hemel & Aarde, Hermanus last weekend. Despite going off the course at Sunday’s event, where he ended up finishing fifth, Woolcock’s top three performances in the Series see him conclude with a total of 11 402 points. The Team BCX rider won Round 1 at Tulbagh in April, finished second at Round 2 in Grabouw in June and third in Wellington in August. Port Elizabeth-based Marco Joubert (Momsen Bikes) finished the series in second place on 10 942 points with Dominic Calitz claiming third place on 10 653. “I’m super happy with the series win. It’s nice to have won both the Nissan Trailseeker Gauteng Series, back in 2012, and now the Western Cape Series,” said Woolcock. He added, “I’ve never been much of an overall series contender because I usually take a bit of a break from racing in the winter and miss one or two of the Trailseeker Series events or arrive to race under conditioned. This year my racing schedule was different and I was in good form at three of the four events." The women’s series saw Buchacher conquer with consistency. Although the Velocity Sports rider never won any of the three rounds she competed in, she got two second places and a third to give her a total of 10 779 points. “I didn’t win any of the events but the racing standard was always quite high. I had a problem with my shock at Wellington, which definitely cost me time, but fortunately I had steady results at the other events to give me enough points to win the series,” said Buchacher. Reflecting on the season, she added: “I have loved racing the Nissan Trailseeker Series. The organisers chose some of the best local mountain biking locations for the events and the organisation was always of a very high standard.” Courteney Webb claimed second place in the Series . . .