Interactive digital technology will breathe life into children’s drawings at teamLab’s Future Park exhibition at the V&A Waterfront’s Watershed from 23 September to 31 January. This perfect family exhibition will come to South Africa for the first time this year. The exhibition has seen more than four million children across the world play in an ever-changing digital environment while they develop their fine motor skills. The exhibition’s fun, interactive activities will captivate the imagination and introduce young ones to the wonders of technology by using scanners and sensors to make each child’s colourful drawings come to life in a digital universe. At the sketch aquarium, children can colour in fish and other water creatures, scan them and watch as they swim about with other children’s creations across a floor-to-ceiling digital screen. Children will also encounter a sketch town where they can draw a car and see it drive around in a town, a light-ball orchestra filled with large balls that change colour and music as they touch it, a colourful game of hopscotch, a town they build and digitally connect, as well as a table where little people come alive. After the Cape Town run, the exhibition will move to Johannesburg in 2018. For more information go to www.futureparksa.co.za or visit the Computicket website to buy tickets. Special family tickets are available and all activities are included in the cost. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The annual Waterblommetjie Festival in Paarl is back on Saturday, 2 September, and visitors can expect a jam-packed day filled with fabulous wines, live entertainment and obviously this amazing local gourmet treat. The waterblommetjie (little water lily) is one of South Africa’s most popular ethnic foods and can only be harvested from dams in the Boland region during the winter season. These little flowers will be the culinary stars of the day and will be served in several innovative ways ranging from traditional potjiekos, stews, pastas, pizzas and even ice cream! This year, the festival has expanded to include four Paarl wine producers located within a five kilometre radius. Each participating venue will present its own fun-filled programme and the close proximity ensures easy access to allow visitors to experience the unique offerings at Boland Cellar, Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Under Oaks and Windmeul Cellar. Boland Cellar will be offering waterblommetjie tapas, a pop-up shop with waterblommetjie-inspired arts and crafts, special kiddies’ entertainment, henna tattoos and great wine promotions. Local artist Ivan van der Merwe will be performing from 10h00. Festival trading times: 09h00 – 16h00. Amazing activities for younger visitors will definitely be a draw card at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate. The latest addition to their programme is a Super Hero Adventure Race, where participants can tackle the fun obstacle course dressed as their favourite super heroes. Register at Hero Adventures on the farm on Friday, 1 September, between 15h00 – 17h00. Entry fees are R30 for kids aged 6-12, while tweens over 13 pay R60. Free entry for toddlers and kids under five. Other fun activities include face painting, pony rides, jumping castles and Zorbing. Adults can enjoy live music and the gourmet offerings at the pop-deli, including waterblommetjie ice cream and stews as well as oysters and bubbly. Wine lovers can join Shiraz tastings and take advantage of the . . .
Tetra Pak’s annual Milk for Change campaign to raise awareness of the nutritional benefits of long life milk and donate portions of long life milk to children in underprivileged communities in partnership with non-profit Feed SA has already exceeded expectations as the campaign heads into its final 10 days. Milk for Change has already reached an audience of 5,66 million South Africans and delivered 140 000 servings as the push via the SMS line (“Milk for Change” to 40380) and i-Pay (via milkforchange.co.za) reaches its climax. “We raised 35 000 litres of long life milk,” says Liesl Gruber, marketing director at Tetra Pak South Africa. “And this campaign has already shown me that South Africans are a can-do nation. While the world and our own country are beset by technology-driven business disruption and economic uncertainty, ordinary people are getting on with looking after one another where it matters. We’re proud to be playing a role in making a better future a reality for all South Africans, starting with the children.” Milk for Change announced its intermediate success at an event in Alexandra to hand over collected milk to Feed SA on August 8, 2017. Genevieve Nathan, director of FEED SA, says: “As a non-profit, we cannot survive without the help of communities and corporates that help us get the tens of thousands of rands per month we need to give our kids the most important meal of the day – breakfast. We know that children cannot achieve their full academic potential, the key to their future success, without a nutritional, balanced breakfast, the most important meal of the day, which is why #MilkForChange resonates so strongly with our own vision. It is not easy growing up in Alexandra or being one of the nine million South Africans who don’t get the food they need each day, but with the long life milk from the #MilkForChange campaign we can make sure it’s not quite so hard.” Tetra Pak South Africa MD, John Strömblad, says: “Milk for Change is . . .
Along with its beauty, culture and charm, Stellenbosch is best known for its superior wines and has long been promoting itself as a premium wine growing area, especially for Cabernet. As a region it celebrates the most wine awards per capita when compared to the rest of South Africa, and with over 150 wineries producing premium fruits of the vine, producers recognised the need for a Claret/Bordeaux shaped bottle that indicated the wine’s origins. It was agreed that the bottle must make a bold statement that distinguishes the unparalleled quality of the region’s wine, and so producers collaborated with Consol Glass, the largest glass packaging manufacturer in Sub-Saharan Africa, to develop a bottle to fit the brief. According to Consol Key Account Manager: Wine, Shane Dean, Consol regularly works with customers to deliver bespoke world-class glass packaging solutions. “In this case we needed a bottle that would support the promotion of both the region and Cabernet – which is widely recognised as the “King” of grape varietals.” Adding to this Dean says the bottle design that ultimately was approved, meets all the requirements of a premium wine – likening it to a fine cultivar. “The new bottle reflects the masculine status of the wine in both its weight and stature, but not wanting to be overly ostentatious, we have kept it under 1kg. “A lot of research went into the potential development of a logo or graphic symbol to indicate that the wine was from the region, but in the end it was agreed that the bottle should simply carry ‘STELLENBOSCH’ exclusive of any other embellishments,” says Dean. “Stellenbosch therefore stands proudly embossed on the front of the bottle, clearly denoting the wine’s origins.” Originally established in 1971, Stellenbosch was the first wine region in South Africa to launch a wine route, which over the years has grown significantly to become the largest in South Africa. “It makes sense that the historical region has its own bottle . . .
New CSI initiative delivers sanitary towels to underprivileged matriculant pupils. Cape Town, 7 August 2017 - At an average cost of R30 for a pack of 20 sanitary pads, these monthly necessities are often at the bottom of a shopping list, if at all, for those struggling to make ends meet. Without access to adequate sanitary wear to see them through their menstrual cycle, many girls and teens in South Africa stay away from school during this time, with some falling so far behind the curriculum that they land up dropping out before matriculating.This impacts on their ability to gain valuable education intended to help elevate them from poverty, creating a vicious circle. PillSquad, a division of acclaimed Iyeza Health, aims to relieve some of the burden by providing donations of sanitary pads to schools in impoverished areas. The first batch was delivered to matriculant learners at Oaklands High School in Kenwyn, Cape Town in July 2017. The objective is to donate 10,000 pads to schools in Cape Town within the first year and plans to extend this to equal amounts in all provinces in 2018. Sizwe Nzima, founder of Iyeza Health, hands out sanitary packages to Oaklands pupils. Sizwe Nzima, founder of Iyeza Health, says: “What a moving moment it was to watch the girls’ faces light up as they received their packages. We know that we are making a difference to their lives.” The initiative is being funded by a portion of proceeds generated via Iyeza Health’s PillSquad division, a service which allows women to load their contraceptive pill prescription to the website and receive convenient delivery of their pills at monthly intervals. This helps to bridge the gap between government clinics, private pharmacies and the general public. Nzima adds: “We appreciate the opportunity to get in at a grassroots level and not only distribute the sanitary towels, but also to educate the these young ladies about the importance of family planning and practicing safe sex . . .
Billed as a special journey, the TransCape mountain bike race has positioned itself as one of the most iconic adventures on the South African cycling calendar in a new promotional video. Taking place from Knysna to Franschhoek in the Western Cape, the seven-day, 614km route delivers a hard-core mountain bike event, softened by a healthy degree of luxury services at the conclusion of each day. With more than 250 riders gearing up for next year's expedition from February 4, race organisers ASG Events are encouraging cycling enthusiasts from across the globe not to miss a memorable event. With the campaign's theme of "It's Time", ASG Events chief executive officer Wynand de Villiers said they wanted to make sure cyclists had no regrets when they reflected on their careers. "We are constantly reminded about how short life is and how precious our time is during our fleeting journey in this world. It's what we do with our time that ultimately defines us." He added that the concept of life and time inspired them to capture the essence of the TransCape, driven by Volvo, in the video. "The TransCape is much more than just a mountain bike experience - it is a life experience," said De Villiers. "It has captured a very special place in the hearts of everyone who has taken part because it is such an extraordinary journey." There is no easy way to complete a seven-day race in excess of 600km, but the ASG boss said they wanted to encourage cyclists to have fun as they found an outlet for the stress of everyday life. "This is the time to be a kid again, a time to play, get dirty, sweat and suffer," he said. "This is a time to explore new horizons." After the day's racing, he added, there was time to relax and to forge new friendships. Rat Race Media managing director Dewald Visser, who put the video together, emphasised the theme of living your dream. "The only thing we all have in common is time," he said. "Some have less than others and some . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng -- 07/26/2017 -- Great news for companies on the look-out for high performance workplace speakers and facilitators, who can inspire and transform their employees, team working, trust and organisational effectiveness and performance...sustainably! Tony Dovale’s Revolutionary Workplace High-Performance GO Mindsets business talks are different from other speakers, because he brings about a transformation in the consciousness AND mindsets of his audience, that help participant activate and perform to more of their potential. Tony Dovale, the founder and CEO of Life Masters: a Human Element Optimisation and Workplace Performance and Engagement Improvement company, points out that he is very different from other Business speakers because of his new MIND-GROW-TAINMENT talks and action learning team building TEAM-FLOW-GROW experiences, that bring about powerful shifts in the mindset and self-awareness of his audiences. Says Tony Dovale, "Times are getting tougher, so we need tougher top performance people…that's why our new Consciously Constructive Revolutionary Workplace creates exponential impacts and brings about incredible results, that not only support people, teams, and leadership but also positively impacts organisational culture and profits as well. Unlike the short-lived impacts of motivational style speakers, the impact of Tony's business talks creates in the heads and the hearts of listeners, have potent positive and long lasting impacts on multiple levels. The Consciously Constructive Revolutionary Workplace CLEARx High Performance approach His holistic high-performance framework under the Revolutionary Workplace System is called CLEARx. Tony is uniquely positioned, ahead of other motivational speakers, because his CLEARx high-performance Framework creates exponential results for people, planet and profits. Through his #FutureFit Mindset approach, he activates growth, resilience and courageous mindsets in his . . .
The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund, will be hosting the inaugural ‘Ride 4 Rugby’ mountain bike experience in Caledon in the Western Cape from 8 to 10 October 2017. This exclusive two day stage ride will see a number of SA's most iconic rugby legends hitting the trails in an effort to raise funds for Rugby’s Caring Hands. Space is limited and only 25 teams will get a slot to participate in the two day ride with four riders per team, made up of three guest riders and one former Springbok rugby player. During the two stages teams will cover over 120km’s of magnificent Overberg terrain opened up especially for this event. An even balance between single and jeep tracks will ensure that the weekend warriors as well as the more technically savvy will feel a sense of accomplishment when they cross the line with their team! Entries for the experience cost R30 000 per team of three and includes the two-day riding experience on exclusive mountain bike trails, the company of some of the most respected Springbok rugby legends, two nights of shared accommodation at Tsogo Sun’s, the Caledon Hotel and Spa, complimentary cuisine for the entire experience as well as professional bike services managed by Chris Willemse Cycles, massages and casino vouchers. A number of Springbok legends have already been confirmed to participate in the event including: Players’ Fund Chairman and Founder Morné du Plessis, as well as John Smit, Joel Stransky, Chester Williams, Tiaan Strauss, Hanyani Shimange, Wayne Fyvie, Stefan Terblanche and Corné Krige. Sign-up today for a unique opportunity to ride alongside them. Funds raised through the ‘Ride 4 Rugby’ experience will be used to assist seriously injured rugby players who need support as they adjust to living life with a disability. Event Details: • Date: 8 to 10 October 2017. • Venue: Tsogo Sun’s, the Caledon Hotel and Spa • Price: R30 000 • Tickets: contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a spot For more info on the . . .
On Monday the 7th of August 2017, #Drive326 will welcome a new member to the popular afternoon drive show - well-known sport anchor Jeremy Harris. Jeremy is no stranger to the airwaves, he is one of the most experienced sports anchors in the country, who most recently completed an eight year stint with competitor radio station KFM. Jeremy’s career spans more than two decades having worked at all three major Cape Town radio stations, as well as a short stand in stint at Johannesburg based radio station 94.7. He has a vast sporting knowledge having covered sporting events both locally and internationally. These include two Olympic Games, the SA 2003 Cricket World Cup, three Rugby World Cups, the SA 2010 Soccer World Cup, The Open Championship, The Austrian F1 Grand Prix, five SA World Rugby Sevens tournaments to name a few. Jeremy also adds MC, guest speaker, television and commercial voice artist and brand ambassador for several blue-chip brands like adidas, Taylormade, Speedo, Arabella, Biogen, Westin Cape Town to his impressive CV. He does not only present sport, he lives it. In his spare time he is a keen golfer, and has completed several long distance open water swims and Xterra off-road triathlons. Denver Apollus Head of Programming says he is excited to be working with Jeremy. “I’m really chuffed to have Jeremy on board, he will inject some sport energy into the space and will be a great team player with Suga and Jo-Dee.” Managing Director at Heart FM Renee Redelinghuys shares Apollus’ sentiments. “We look forward to Jeremy joining the Heart FM family. We believe that Jeremy is a perfect fit for the drive team and look forward to the new ideas and insights he brings.” Tune in to #Drive326 every weekday between 15:00 and 18:00. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
“Cosmopolitan Africans (*Afropolitans) could boost the annual South African economy by more than R2 billion and grow tourism. That is if they are given appealing reasons to travel within the country,” says Jerry Mabena, CEO of Thebe Services that owns the Thebe Tourism Group. Mabena will be telling delegates just how this can be achieved at the upcoming Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, taking place at Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on 20 September. His various qualifications, including a degree in industrial psychology and economics from Rhodes University, have equipped him well in his integrated, strategic and forward-thinking approach to business. He has held senior executive positions at Telkom, Kagiso Exhibitions and Events, as well as the Thebe Investment Corporation. His career started at Unilever as a graduate trainee. In his current capacity as CEO of Thebe Services Division, Mabena looks after Thebe Investment Corporation’s stake in organisations such as the Thebe Tourism Group that owns Club Travel, Cape Point Concession and Tour D’Afrique, as well as Kaya FM, the 2017 commercial radio station of the year, also known as the home of the Afropolitan. Afropolitans are global in their outlook, straddle the divide between African and Western cultures, and have the disposable income for travel, yet they are largely ignored by the local travel and tourism industry, he contends. “South African Afropolitans, who are part of the post-Struggle generation, are sophisticated consumers plugged into global trends. They have the means and appetite for travel and discovery. As with any other Millennials, they are digitally connected, value experiences over commodities, are knowledgeable about wine and fine dining and are waiting to be targeted. Why are travel marketers ignoring these high-income earners who could also potentially serve as ambassadors for brand South Africa? Cape Winelands tourism providers should be going out there to find out . . .