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Venue: Joubert-Tradauw Wine Farm, Barrydale, Route 62.

Albert Frost, Majozi, Nomadic Orchestra, Manouche, Slow Jack, Hatchetman, DJ Dirtroad.
Every year the Joubert-Tradauw Wine Cellar open their farm in true Karoo hospitality style and welcome visitors from all over to join them for a fun-filled weekend of good live music, food and wine.  The organizers, Red Hot Events, bring you an array of popular SA musicians throughout the weekend, including the blues rock phenomenon Albert Frost; the enigmatic Majozi who`s hit single “The River” played on major radio stations including 5fm and KFM and SA`s favorite instrumental dance band Nomadic Orchestra. Add to that the stylish gypsy jazz sounds of Manouche, the raw melodic rock of the much talked about newcomers Slow Jack andHatchetman, three men who wrap their remarkable blend of three-part harmony around an intoxicating brew of original songs. Wrap it all up with the fabulous DJ Dirtroad`s “50’s,60’s,70’s,80’s, and some 90’s beats” – and the weekend promises to be the best party the Klein Karoo has ever seen. Continue reading

On May 28, 2016, Europe’s largest football event – the UEFA Champions League Final will take place at Milan’s Stadio San Siro.

PRIME CIRCLE has been invited by the UEFA to perform live at the Champions Festival which will be held from May 26 to 28 at the Piazza del Duomo in the center of Milan. PRIME CIRCLE will perform on May 27th at 2 pm.

PRIME CIRCLE is the most successful rock band from South Africa! All six albums have reached platinum and gold award status in South Africa. The Band has received 14 nominations for South African and African Awards shows and has performed over 1 500 shows in Africa, The Middle East and Europe.
The new album “Let The Night In – Deluxe” will be released on May 13 all over Europe and in South Africa.

STATEMENT ROSS Learmonth (voc, guit.): “PRIME CIRCLE is very proud to participate in this mega-event and guarantee the football fans a top-class rock performance.”

With adverse weather conditions fast approaching, Absa – together with the organisers of the Cape Epic – have donated 5 410 tents, previously used by Absa Cape Epic riders, to two prominent charities today.

The Red Cross, one of the largest volunteer driven organisations in the world as well as the Gift of the Givers Foundation, Africa’s largest disaster response non-governmental organisation (NGO), were the recipients of the donation. Each organisation will receive 2705 tents to assist in some of their future initiatives.

Matshepo Majola, General Manager, Group Marketing for Barclays Africa, said: “Absa consistently endeavours to leverage our sponsorship properties such as the Absa Cape Epic to support our local communities. We are all aware of the commendable work that the Red Cross and the Gift of the Givers Foundation do. Today’s donation will, hopefully, assist them in some of their future work.” Continue reading

The ultimate Geordie party is about to begin, as the world’s most famous Geordies are reunited with some of our favorite ex-housemates, ready to celebrate 5 years of the epic show in a six-part special, launching 17th May at 21:15pm on MTV.

Emotions will be high as original housemates Sophie, Jay and James make a surprise return to their old stomping ground. We will also see Kyle, Dan and Ricci join the crew, which we are sure will ruffle some feathers.

How will Charlotte react when bff and original Geordie Sophie walks through the door? Will Jay be able to keep the family in check? Who will he take under his wing and teach his Geordie ways? Now living down-under will Ricci be able to keep up with the squad? After one of the most emotional exits seen in the house, will the family welcome James with open arms, including Holly? And with that in mind will Kyle and Holly’s on/off relationship blossom once more in the house? But most importantly will Dan finally be able to pull! Continue reading

Let’s Play, along with associate partner, Builders Warehouse Bloemfontein, recently completed a donation of a variety of sports equipment to Lebone Village as part of their initiative – Play it Forward. More than 100 bins were placed in all Builders Warehouse stores countrywide to collect second-hand sports equipment, clothing and footwear. Let’s Play is a corporate social responsibility initiative developed by SuperSport in response to a national need.

“We all have unused sports equipment stashed in cupboards and garages; items that have been neglected or were replaced by newer versions. Why not rather donate the equipment to kids who can’t afford to buy new ones? This campaign has had astounding results, collecting approximately R500 000 worth of sporting equipment which has helped change the lives of thousands of our children,” says Let’s Play spokesperson, Vaughn Bishop. Continue reading

Johannesburg, 13 May 2016: After Joey Rasdien thrashed Loyiso Gola in last night’s episode of Lip Sync Battle Africa, MTV (DStv channel 130) has revealed that Tumisho Masha and Uti Nwachukwu are the next stars to face off in the hilarious reality contest.

Rasdien won TV glory in last night’s tongue-in-cheek battle after thrilling the studio audience with a super smooth, velvet-clad version of Billy Paul’s 1970’s soul classic “Me & Mrs Jones”.  Despite channelling Brandy in chic braid wig and a super-sexy rendition of “Sitting Up in My Room”, Loyiso Gola could make no headway against his fellow comedian, and was forced to go home empty handed.
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If you’re looking for natural ways to beat the cold and flu season, give your immune system a much-needed nutrient boost with one of these delicious, antioxidant-packed Rooibos smoothies.

Rooibos’ medicinal attributes have been confirmed by scientists from around the globe and in SA. The tea is capable of reducing cardiovascular disease and premature aging, has cancer-fighting properties and is a powerful immune-booster.

Ernest du Toit, spokesperson for the Rooibos Council says the tea contains polyphenols that have anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antimutagenic qualities, which are organic chemicals that are known for their antioxidant capabilities.

“Polyphenols act as scavengers of free radicals throughout the body, which are detrimental by-products of cell metabolism that can cause a host of ailments. Aspalathin and nothofagin are two other vital antioxidants that Rooibos tea contains, making it a great beverage to boost your immune system and protect your body against all types of diseases and conditions,” says du Toit.

The nutritional value of Rooibos are as follows: Continue reading

In an ongoing effort to bring youthful South Africans together through the power of music, this Youth Month 5FM announces the station’s first 18 years and under youth music festival. On 18 June, in honour of Youth Month, the station will host the first annual Live Loud Youth Fest specifically aimed at a younger audience. The event, at Innesfree Park in Sandton, Johannesburg and from 13:00 – 21:00, is aimed specifically at teenagers aged 13 – 18 – there are no over 18s allowed.

5FM Station Manager, Justine Cullinan, says, “Young people often miss out on big festivals and concerts because of alcohol restrictions. As a responsible youthful brand we fully support that but we feel it’s time for young people to be able to enjoy the big 5FM Live Loud stage, featuring their favourite bands and DJs, in a safe, alcohol-free environment.” Continue reading

“A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it’s better than no inspiration at all,” as veteran writer Rita Mae Brown once said. It’s an apt observation considering that, for those working in creative fields, sometimes a deadline can be the best motivating factor to complete a project and make those all-important submissions.

In the spirit of motivation, Loeries®, the benchmark for brand communication across Africa and the Middle East, has extended the deadline for entries into its annual awards to 31 May 2016. The awards will take place during Loeries® Creative WeekTM Durban, South Africa, in August.

All brands, marketers, design and advertising agencies, public relations firms, film and video producers, architectural consultancies, music video producers and creative directors across the spectrum of brand communications are invited to submit their most creative and inspiring work for the period 1 June 2015 – 31 May 2016. Continue reading

An initiative aimed at bridging the divide between education and the world of work

Absa, part of the Barclays Africa Group, today announced the launch in South Africa of ‘ReadytoWork,’ an employability initiative that helps to train and equip young people for the world of work.

This follows the successful roll-out of the initiative in six of the countries in which Barclays Africa operates – Zambia, Seychelles, Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius and Zimbabwe, and after receiving support from the MEC of Education in Gauteng the curriculum is now available in some schools across the province, with further schools to follow in Limpopo and Free State. Continue reading

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