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The sixth edition of the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival will bring some serious food for the soul, with neo-soul icon Erykah Badu set to headline the two-day fest at theKyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand on 22 and 23 September 2018.

Date

Saturday and Sunday – 22 and  23 September 2018

Time                                                                                 

Saturday 11h00 – 22h00

Sunday 10h00 – 20h00

Where

Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – Cnr R55 & Allandale Road, Rietfontein 2-Ir, Midrand, 1684

International Main Stage Performers

Erykah Badu, Jordan Rakei, Jazzanova, D-Influence

Womandla Set – Main Stage

Amanda Black, Lira and Simphiwe Dana

Other Main Stage Performers:

Liz Ogumbo, Zethe, Tresor and Sun-El Musician

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21 – 23 September 2018

One of the Garden Route’s premier horse-riding events now includes a variety of exciting outdoor events for the non-equestrian, making it a weekend of sport for the whole family to enjoy.

Trail running and cycling enthusiasts can join in on the fun at the Kurland Hotel & Polo Estate in Plettenberg Bay (the Crags) from 21 to 23 September 2018. “Last year we introduced the Trail Run to the weekend’s events. It was a great success with 130 runners and 250 spectators enjoying the morning at the estate,” said Lance Gibbons, member of the Kurland Eventing Committee. “This year we are very excited to add the Dr Evil Mountain Bike race, which can cater for 300 entries, as well as a wonderful local cuisine and produce market. The 2018 Kurland event is now the perfect weekend of outdoor fun, with something for everyone to enjoy.”

From an equestrian perspective the 2018 Kurland Event is a Three Phase Event, encapsulating the three elements of dressage, show-jumping and cross-country. “This is one of the best ways to develop the infrastructure necessary for all disciplines of competitive equestrian sports,” said Gibbons. During the weekend’s event Kurland will host the SA Adult Eventing Championships; The Kurland Cup, which will include dressage on Friday; cross-country on Saturday and the event will end off with show-jumping on Sunday.

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The prognosis is in! ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ and Dr Riaad Moosa is insisting that it is your best course of medication!

Research has shown that laughter is good for your health; it relaxes the whole body; boosts the immune system, triggers the release of endorphins; protects the heart and burns calories! Which means that it’s for your own good that you do not miss the second edition of Riaad Moosa & Friends: Heritage Weekend Edition at Emperors Palace on Sunday, 23rd September, 2018 (especially since the Monday is a public holiday).

Joining Riaad Moosa for a top-notch night of entertainment are his good friends – and some of South Africa’s biggest comedy heavyweights – Dillan Oliphant, Joey Rasdien, Khanyisa Bunu, Loyiso Madinga, Muthu Murugan, Ndumiso Lindi, Robby Collins, Schalk Bezuidenhout and Simmi Areff.

With this royal flush of SA comedy giants, this is guaranteed to be a show of hysterical proportions.

Get your prescription of laughter with Riaad Moosa & Friends as they take hilarity to the next level on 23 September at Centre Court, Emperors Palace. The show is rated PG16. Tickets are available from R185 per person and can be booked through Computicket or at the Emperors Palace Box Office. Emperors Palace is located at 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg. Show starts at 19h30.

Computicket link: : https://online.computicket.com/web/event/riaad_moosa_friends/1245715936/600902455

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The gripping crime drama of Ellen Pakkies’ life, which will be released in local cinemas on 7th September, was honoured with three big awards at the annual kykNET Silwerskerm Festival this past weekend.

Watch the trailer here: 

 Jill Levenberg (Genadekans, Noem my Skollie, Suidooster), who plays the role of Ellen – a mother that killed her drug-addicted son out of sheer desperation – won Best Actress. Jarrid Geduld (A Lucky Man, A Boy Called Twist, Black Sails), who stars as the troubled Abie Pakkies, was awarded Best Actor for his efforts.

“There are no words to describe how I feel. Thank you to M-Net, kykNET, Silwerskermfees and everyone involved in this film. Thank you to Aunty Ellen for being so brave to share her story with the world. When we are transparent we facilitate mutual healing. Please support the film when it releases in cinemas on 7 September 2018. The international community is recognizing our work, but we need the South African public behind us”, says Jill Levenberg.

Jarrid Geduld says: “I feel incredibly proud to be given this award. My spirit feels lifted. My soul is grounded. I can only thank God for choosing me to be on this journey”.

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Sun-El Musician and Tresor, Liz Ogumbo, Miss Ducasse, & Zethe join the line-up while Lorna Maseko & DJ Kenzhero set to bring patrons the ultimate experience

Johannesburg, 28 August 2018: An array of artists have been added to the sixth DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival presented by Vodacom, who will bring the thrill of spring with fine food and great music to the Heritage weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of September 2018.

Refreshing and on the cutting edge, these performers will add to what is the most anticipated annual musical ticket on the calendar.

Rising youthful voice, Amanda Black will join a league of leading women on the Womandla set, on Saturday, 22nd September. She will be part of a festive celebration of the power of women in music and heritage alongside the ever elegant singer-songwriter, Lira whilst the cultural force of song, Simphiwe Dana will lend her magic to the main stage as well. These award winning women have shaped much more than our musical world, but have stood up as shining examples of the creative power of women in the world.

Liz Ogumbo, the Kenyan born singer-songwriter who is making her name as a fashion model and producer is billed to perform on Sunday, 23rd September with hits like Maro Pamore and Whatchyu Know About Her? Inspired by a wide-range of music including Jazz, Soul, and even Hip-Hop, Ogumbo plans to leave behind a beautiful impression on anyone who will be listening to her music. The globe-trotting renaissance DJ, Miss Ducasse, whose love for house helped establish Durban’s deep house music scene before taking to the world, will be bringing her old school House Music tunes to the stage. She will be opening both event days at the Vodacom Dance Arena hosted by Oskido and Kaya FM, ensuring that the entire event embodies endless euphoria.

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Chocolates, cards and flowers are a great way to acknowledge your right hand lady (or man) on Secretaries Day. But for something a little more special to honour the one that is the eyes and ears, and often the glue that holds things together at the office, there’s The Table Bay.

“Allow the unsung heroes of the workplace the chance to escape for the afternoon. They will be welcomed with a beautiful cocktail and treated to a sumptuous lunch or decadent high tea at Cape Town’s Best Address,” says Sarah Prins, PR Manager at The Table Bay.

As most things are made more delightful with gin, guests attending High Tea or the Harvest Table Lunch at The Table Bay on Secretaries Day will receive a complimentary Sparkling Amber Cocktail on arrival. It is an invigorating mix of Inverroche Amber Gin, shaken with Elderflower and lemon juice, and neatly topped up with The Table Bay’s signature MCC to give it a definite sparkle.

The extensive Harvest Table Lunch will be served in the hotel’s Camissa Brasserie. To start, guests have a choice of fresh salads and greens, including rainbow beetroot salad, candied walnuts, blue cheese crumble and roasted sweet potato. Salads are followed by a delicious homemade soups and a selection of beautiful home baked breads. On the hot buffet, guests can expect satisfying dishes such as short rib tagine with whole root vegetables; pan fried line fish with broccoli florets, dukkha crust and buttered cous-cous, and teriyaki chicken with roasted vegetables. There are options for vegetarians, with dishes like butternut gnocchi with sauté mushrooms, crème fraiche and lemon thyme veloute, amongst others. The lunch on Secretaries Day will be served between 12h00 and 14h30. The cost per head is R260, including the Sparkling Amber Cocktail and other surprises, including a business card lucky draw in which vouchers worth R750 will be awarded as prizes.

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One of SA’s Top Comedians is setting out to host his second ever comedy show which promises to be the best show yet!

JOHANNESBURG – Top Comedian Sifiso Nene prepares South Africans for the greatest evening of all time as he and three other acts ignite the Silverstar Casino this September.
The Taxi Driver & passengers will be taking place in Johannesburg at the Silverstar Casino on the 1st of September 2018 and promises to be show full of reminiscent moments that makes the audience drift from a chuckle to unabashed chortles – and back to the chuckles.
Sifiso Nene is a comedian who hails from Empangeni, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Everyone who is South African knows that the dominating tribe in the taxi industry is in fact the IsiZulu tribe, so who better to entertain people about taxi indigenous stories than a man who knows the heart of where they come from? Sifiso Nene came in first place on SABC 1’s Comedy Competition So You Think You’re Funny in 2009, his career has soared to unimaginable heights which have seen him win awards such as Best Indigenous Comedian and the Comic’s Choice Awards for two years running at the SATMAS. “The show is about day-to-day observations about the life of a taxi ride. The observations that will be made throughout the show will be from the perspective of the passengers, other motorists and taxi drivers. It will be worth everyone’s time to view these experiences as we’ll be presenting them on stage.”

Sifiso will also share the stage with Mpho Popps, Tumi Stopnonsons and Siya Seya. Mpho Popps, subsequently competed for a similar title to that of Nene on So You Think You’re Funny S2 in the year following Nene’s victory but was defeated. Mpho however continued to soar into the comedic scene winning awards such as Best Newcomer at the South African Comic’s Choice Awards in 2011. He is now an ambassador for the MiWay insurance company which makes him a perennial encounter on our TV screens.
Tumi Stopnonsons is conventionally known for his YouTube sensational alter-ego Jumaima, he rose to fame when his video skit for Khumbulekhaya reached viral heights. In the video Tumi is seen pretending to be the multi-billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe’s long lost son. Tumi can now be found gracing the line-ups of top-lining comedy shows all over South Africa.
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(Thursday, 23 August 2018) Cape Town – Discount Traveler celebrates National Tourism month this September by honouring South Africa’s leading hospitality establishments with the fourth annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards. The awards have been specifically designed to honour South Africa’s key players within the South African Tourism sector and serve as a platform for nominees to compete for the title of Top Destination in ten categories and five Star Gradings respectively, as voted for by the public. Winners will be announced at a Gala Award Ceremony held at The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay on Thursday, 20 September.

Votes are now closed and the finalist establishments across the categories and star grading are being contacted. Jonathan Pepler, Managing Director of Discount Traveler and Founder of the Sanlam Top Destination Awards explains, “The support for this year’s awards has been incredible, with more nominees than ever before.”

This year the Sanlam Top Destination Awards has added the Water Sustainability Award. The award has been created in conjunction with Water 4 Cape Town and Cape Town Tourism to reward the country’s most water conscious establishment.

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Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby, has named a squad of 28 players for the visit to Argentina, where the Springboks will face the Pumas in Mendoza next Saturday evening (SA time).

South Africa and Argentina meet on Saturday, 25 August, for the second time in as many weeks in the opening stages of the Castle Larger Rugby Championship. Yesterday the Springboks defeated the Pumas 34-21 in a bonus-point win in the first encounter between the sides in Durban.

Erasmus trimmed the forwards by three players, namely Jean-Luc du Preez (loose forward), Sikhumbuzo Notshe (loose forward) and Marvin Orie (lock). Uncapped flanker Cyle Brink underwent surgery earlier in the week to repair damage suffered to his injured knee.

Squad members Ross Cronje (scrumhalf), Jesse Kriel (centre) and Lwazi Mvovo (wing) are the three backs not travelling over to South America.

The Springboks have a recovery day on Sunday in Durban, while Siya Kolisi and the squad are due to fly out to Argentina on Monday morning.

Erasmus will announce his match day squad on Thursday and Saturday’s away match will be televised live on SuperSport 1 from 21h10 (SA time)

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South Africa, 17 August 2018adidas Running launches a brand-new silhouette created for the street runner, the adidas PureBOOST GO. Designed for easier changes in direction, the highly adaptive silhouette offers a running experience that’s both thrilling and accessible for all. Running through the streets of a vibrant city is liberating but can be unpredictable and intimidating. To empower runners to experience and enjoy the thrill of urban running, for training or commuting, adidas has designed the new PureBOOST GO, a dynamic and versatile performance silhouette created specifically to adapt to the demands of running the city. The brand-new Expanded Landing Zone – a wider forefoot platform for increased stability in lateral movements – gives street runners ultimate adaptability, so they can change direction with ease and speed. The PureBOOST GO also features a BOOST midsole, adidas’ industry-defining technology that offers runners endless energy return. For a more comfortable fit and a better running experience, a deconstructed circular knit upper, crafted from a breathable fabric, improves flexibility and freedom of movement with each step.

Captain of adidas Runners Johannesburg Mickey Damoyi said: “For me, there’s nothing more thrilling than running the streets of Braamfontein. It’s exciting because it’s so raw and unpredictable and discovering the city in this way is totally unique. adidas’ PureBOOST Go is the perfect shoe for city running, it means I can change direction and adapt to anything the city throws at me.”

The adidas PureBOOST Go is available on adidas ecom and in adidas concept stores at a retail price of R1899.

To find out more, please visit: adidas.co.za/PureBOOST. Follow the conversation on Instagram, using #adidasRunning and #PureBOOST.

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