The antioxidant-rich Rooibos tea is best-known for its health benefits, but according to South Africa’s top gardening gurus, it’s also a must for every garden.
Margaret Roberts, a prominent figure in the world of gardening and natural health has been using Rooibos for composting ever since she can remember. She says Rooibos makes a fantastic natural fertilizer as it contains nutrients and trace minerals beneficial to plant growth.
“Instead of throwing away your used Rooibos tea leaves or bags, use it along with other vegetable and fruit peelings to make a balanced compost mix. Our thriving Herbal Centre near Hartbeespoort dam keeps compost heaps going in much the same way with Rooibos tea being among the critical compostable materials. We use it on all our vegetables and fruits in the huge Herbal Centre gardens that supply our restaurant, and the produce is of excellent quality,” she says. Continue reading
Berlin, April 17, 2016 – On the eve of the Laureus World Sports Awards, a host of sporting legends have inspired youngsters from Laureus-supported projects at the energetic, exciting and engaging Laureus Sport for Good Jam.
Hosted at The BASE Berlin, the event was an energectic festival of sport and activity, with youngsters from Laureus projects KICKFORMORE, Kicking Girls, KICK im Boxring and HIGH FIVE skateboarding programme all taking part in sporting activities at BASE Berlin. At the same time, urban musicians provided the soundtrack to the sporting activities, creating an electric atmosphere. Continue reading
Commissioned by Africa’s leading youth brands MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322), and directed by South African documentary maker Lebogang Rasethaba, The People vs The Rainbow Nation goes behind the headlines and the news footage to investigate what has driven this post-Apartheid generation to mobilise mass action campaigns#rhodesmustfall and #feesmustfall, asking why South African youth believe the struggle is far from over, more than 20 years after South Africa’s first democratic elections.
The highly anticipated Lip Sync Battle Africa will make its free-to-air premiere next Saturday, 23 April, at 6:05PMon e.tv. The internationally acclaimed show, which features celebrities battling each other in a lip sync duel of popular songs, now has an African flavour for local audiences to enjoy.
The first episode features Club 808 host Boity Thulo taking on hip-hop star Cassper Nyovest. The second episode, which airs on 30 April, will be a battle of the radio DJ’s with Thando Thabethe against Lerato Kganyago. Upcoming episodes of the show will feature all types of African celebrities. Comedians, musicians, models and actors will battle each other every week to win the prestigious Lip Sync Battle Africa title belt. The show is hosted by the beautiful Pearl Thusi accompanied by her colourful commentator D’Banj. Continue reading
STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE
Note to editors: City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, today inspected a Mayoral redress project in Phola Park where a degraded and polluted open stormwater channel was covered and transformed into a walkway for the community.
The City of Cape Town is committed to redressing injustices of the past and building an inclusive metro.
In addition to delivering housing opportunities, creating the conditions to enable economic growth, and connecting more residents to opportunities by rolling out a quality transport service with MyCiTi, we have numerous projects rolling out on an ongoing basis to improve people’s living conditions while they wait for formal housing opportunities. Continue reading
Vredendal High School and Camerata Tinta Barocca present the Matzikama Music Week
At the end of April, some of South Africa’s leading classical music artists will be performing world class music performances and teaching master classes in the heart of the Matzikama.
Vredendal High School, in collaboration with the Camerata Tinta Barocca Baroque Orchestra, presents the Matzikama Music Week from Monday, April 25 to Friday, April 29.
According to Michéle de Villiers, Head of Music at Vredendal High School, 700 students from ten schools have the chance to experience the music of the Camerata Tinta Barocca, led by orchestra director Erik Dippenaar. The school children will also be given the chance to play some of the instruments. Dippenaar is known as a leading harpsichord player and recently performed at the KKNK with Stefan Temmingh in the musical Corelli à la Mode, that was nominated for a Kanna Award. Continue reading
South Africa’s champion non-university club, Durbanville-Bellville, kicked off their Gold Cup title defence season in style on Saturday when they beat Brackenfell 39-13 in the opening match of the Western Province Super League.
Durbell, who capped a fairytale campaign to dethrone 2014 champions Rustenburg Impala 31-30 in last year’s national final – then known as the Community Cup – are guaranteed of their place in the inaugural Gold Cup, which kicks off in 150 days’ time with a televised opening match on 10 September.
Tries from Tiaan Radyn, Etienne Swarts (2), Stuart Austin, Conway Pretorius and Janco Gunter provided new head coach Bobby Joubert with the perfect start as the side from Cape Town’s northern suburbs enter a period of rebuilding following the retirement of a number of stalwart players as well as head coach Jan Loubser. Continue reading
If you hadn’t heard by now, 5FM is heading to Polokwane next month for the first ever Small Town Live Loud weekend! The station will be taking over the city for four days, 29 April – 2 May, with various activities including live broadcasts, parties, a concert and Youngblood5 CSi initiatives.
The weekend promises more than 96 hours of live broadcasts and non-stop parties and entertainment which involves all the stations’ on air presenters.
The entire station will be setting up home in Polokwane with 30 live broadcasts with all 5FM shows (from 5am to 1am), lot parties featuring 5FM DJs and a live concert, Live Loud Music Fest, with acts that include Cassper Nyovest, Mi Casa,Riky Rick, Jeremy Loops, the 5FM DJs and more. Continue reading
‘Being a stalker and invading someone’s privacy is not cute’: Furious women slam man who took a photo of his ‘dream girl’ shopping at Woolworths
- Blake Nicholls, 22, penned hilarious post to Woolworths on behalf of friend
- His friend Brok Neilson spotted ‘the girl of his dreams’ in the supermarket
- The supermarket responded by saying he should ‘rice up and say hello’
- Mr Neilson posted a photo of the girl shopping on Facebook, it went viral
- People have slammed Mr Neilson on social media for being ‘creepy’
- They also accused Woolworths of ‘enabling’ a culture of ‘male entitlement’
A man has sparked outrage on social media after asking Woolworths to help him find the ‘girl of his dreams’ who he saw buying mushrooms at the Q Super Centre store in Mermaid Waters, Queensland.
Blake Nicholls, 22 shared a post to the supermarket’s Facebook page on Monday on behalf of his friend Brok Neilson, who took a photo of a young woman choosing mushrooms in the store and labelled her the ‘girl of his dreams.’
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- The recession caused insurers to delay system upgrades, generally resulting in poor customer satisfaction;
- Exposure of complaints has grown due to social media;
- New ways need to be found to engage Millennials in the industry, both as customers and as employees.
Insurers today need a unified platform to provide better and faster customer service at a lower cost if they want to turn sceptical millennials into loyal customers, according to senior executives from analytics company Verint.
Such a platform will help streamline end-to-end processes by assisting insurance companies to manage their people, processes and improving the flow across the customer journey. Verint recently hosted a roundtable at the Operational Excellence in Financial Services & Banking Summit and from discussions it was clear that the industry needs to find new ways to engage Millennials in the industry, both as customers and as employees.
Millennials are hard to catch Continue reading