Cape Town, 24 May 2016- Taking further strides as one of Africa’s biggest and most prestigious road races, organisers of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon have urged runners to consider the environment when running this year.
The event includes a 42km City Marathon, 10km PEACE Run, two trail runs and a fun run. The Marathon was declared climate neutral in 2014 and maintained this status in 2015.
Says Yegs Ramiah, Chief Executive of Sanlam Brand: “A festival of this size, catering for thousands of participants and spectators, can have a significant long term impact on our natural surroundings. As one of the first South African sporting events to achieve climate neutral status we have managed to offset 2115t CO2 over the past two years. This year in an effort to encourage athletes to run green we have made it possible for them to offset their own carbon footprint.”
As part of the race’s #RunGreen campaign, we are encouraging participants to challenge themselves to take the pledge to Run Green. Continue reading
The hands-on participation of these successful women will help provide work place experiences which show girls that any career is possible. The women join hundreds of participating corporate partners in hosting thousands of young women on May 26 this year.
Now in its 14th year of existence, the campaign is supported by high-profile women whose aim is to empower girls to become strong, independent, entrepreneurial adults.
The development of the Girl Child is part of the 12 thematic areas identified by the United Nations World Conference on Women that took place in Beijing in 1995. The Beijing Platform for Action notes that girls are “often treated as inferior and are socialised to put themselves last, thus undermining their self-esteem”. Continue reading
Are you passionate about music, or desperate for your favourite band to perform here? Thanks to a new online crowd sourcing platform you don’t have to wait for it to happen. Concert crowdfunding company Inbound Sound gives music enthusiasts the opportunity to request and see any of your favourite artists, band or entertainer live in concert.
Co-founders Richard Theunissen and Stuart Walsh saw a gap to give South African’s a voice about which acts they want to see perform based on demand. With the recent launch of the company’s official website, fans of any music genre are now able to nominate one or multiple artists of their local or international musician to perform in the city of their choice. Continue reading
5FM welcomes new talent to it’s on air line-up this month. Listeners have already settled into the small line-up shifts announced last month. Now the station who lives loud injects new blood to their on-air offering. This is in keeping with 5FM’s higher purpose of bringing youthful South Africans together through the power of music.
Some new 5FM family members have started on the station and includes newsreader Sibs Matiyela, Das Kapital and Lindo Mbuso. You can find newsreader Sibs on Hamman Time with Nick Hamman (Mon-Fri, 08:00 – 10:00) and The Thando Thabooty Show with Thando Thabethe and Justine Toerien (Mon-Fri, 10:00 – 13:00). On joining the station, Sibs says, “To wake up every morning and be able to do what I love is enough of a blessing. But to have an opportunity to do such a thing on 5FM is mind blowing.”
Das Kapital, who was a regular feature on The 5th Element, has his own show, In Das we Trust, on Sundays, 22:00 – 01:00. Das, real name Kyle Brinkmann, says he has been listening to the station since he was a kid. “I’ve been listening to 5FM ever since I could remember. Having my own show on the station now is surreal. The support is already streaming in, and I’m certain we’re about to have a lot of fun together on In Das We Trust.”
Each year Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority, undertakes major maintenance projects to mitigate and limit potential flooding associated with the winter rainfall season. Read more below:
By the end of May 2016, the planning department of Transport for Cape Town (TCT) would have spent more than 90% of our budget intended for the maintenance and cleaning of stormwater infrastructure, channels, canals and rivers.
Apart from the proactive maintenance and planned cleaning undertaken by TCT’s eight district offices, the personnel from TCT’s 20 local road depots across the eight areas also do reactive maintenance as and when residents report blockages to the City through the C3 fault reporting notification system. Continue reading
This from mtv.co.za:
The two concert promoters revealed that American R&B sensation, Chris Brown, will be performing in Durban for one night only on the second of July (right in the heart of Durban July Weekend). The singer’s concert will be held at the Kings Park Stadium in Durban and with tickets starting at R450 you can be sure he’ll be playing to a sold out crowd.
The Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China: The Exhibition – 15 June to 20 August 2016
Come aboard this extraordinary voyage as it takes you through the Ancient China of 2,200 years ago and discover the mystery and secrets it holds. Taking place at Silverstar, The Globe, the incredible staging of the exhibition, recreates the Terracotta Army, the necropolis and life of the First Emperor like they’ve never been seen before. The more than 300 life-size reproductions of statues, chariots, weapons and objects from the daily life of the First Emperor of China, as discovered in the more than 100 pits of the necropolis, completes this exhibition giving it a life of its own. Continue reading
The riveting season 3 of Umlilo is in full swing and is searching for a younger Cebisile and Mnqobi look alike to join the dynamic cast.
e.tv and Quizzical Pictures are giving two South African viewers an opportunity to be part of Umlilo. The two candidates must be Zulu speaking male and female, between the ages of 18 and 30 and bear strong resemblance to the characters Mnqobi and Cebisile Simelane. Entries are now open and will close at midnighton Saturday, 21 May. The successful candidates will be expected to portray the roles of the younger polygamist Mnqobi and his deceased wife, Cebisile in season 4. Continue reading
South African music is exploding on global stages thanks to trailblazers such as DJ sensation Black Coffee, who will be presented with the sought-after International Achievement Award at the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards.
#SAMA22 organisers RiSA have announced that Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, will be honoured for flying the South African music flag loudly and proudly across the world at this year’s awards ceremony taking place on Saturday, 4 June 2016, at the Durban ICC.
The Durban-born SA music icon in the making has had a dream year by anyone’s standards which has seen him take the world’s dance capital of Ibiza by storm as well as criss-crossing the globe on a 17 country tour that spanned four continents over five months. This tour included dates in North America.
The profile and popularity of the Afropolitan house whizz and ace producer continues to soar on global stages. This year, Black Coffee ramped up his touring schedule, delivering more headline-grabbing performances at some of the world’s leading festivals, including a monster set at Coachella in California in April.
South African-singing powerhouse, Lelo Ramasimong, has been cast as a lead vocalist in Burn The Floor: Fire In The Ballroom – fresh from the international dance show’s run in Pretoria at The State Theatre over the past few weeks.
Lelo joins fellow vocalist, Mikee Introna, in the diverse global cast, as Burn The Floor: Fire In The Ballroom heads to The Baxter Theatre in Cape Town this week Thursday (19 May) until 5 June, for two weeks of electrifying performances as part of their 2016 Tour in South Africa.
Lelo, who made her début at The State Theatre in Pretoria last week alongside the Burn The Floor: Fire In The Ballroom cast, will feature throughout the Cape Town and Durban seasons of the dance production.
For Lelo, joining Burn The Floor: Fire in The Ballroom “is an honour” and she’s excited to be a part of this international production. Continue reading