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Embrace the age old Scandinavian tradition of warding off winter’s chill with soul warming Gluhwein in the cozy sanctuary of The Table Bay’s Lounge. The ultimate winter warming experience, The Table Bay’s Gluhwein is a spicy mulled wine infusion served in a miniature Bunsen burner at the table side. In true Table Bay fashion, the Lounge is dressed for the occasion with displays of raw natural ingredients such as cardamom, star aris, cloves, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg powder, orange and lemon adding their delightful aroma to the air. The Table Bay’s Gluhwein experiences take place from 19h00 to 22h00 a cost of R55 per serving, until the end of August 2017

“I AM ENOUGH” – LAWYER, MODEL AND ACTIVIST, THANDO HOPA, BOLDLY STATES ON THE COVER OF MARIE CLAIRE’S AUGUST POWER ISSUE

Hot on the heels of the celebrated ‘Naked’ issue of Marie Claire magazine, the August issue of the popular women’s title, on sale now, promises to be one of the most insightful and celebrated issues ever published. The ‘Power’ themed issue not only features lawyer, model and activist, Thando Hopa, boldly on the cover, but also identifies twelve of South Africa’s Future Shapers, brought to you by Audi, who share how they are changing SA for a better future.

“It’s important for us as the Marie Claire brand to recognise and honour South African women who are doing incredible things. The Power issue offered the perfect platform for us to launch our Future Shapers project, which is a property pioneered by Marie Claire global, and one we plan to continue annually,” says Lynette Botha, features editor of the leading women’s magazine.

Amongst the twelve phenomenal women proudly presented as a Future Shaper in Marie Claire magazine, Dr Sindiwe Magona (award-winning writer and mentor, who previously worked at the United Nations), opens up about being a single unemployed mother of three at the tender age of 23, and how for four years she was a domestic worker. Magona says she knew she had to find a way out of poverty, and movingly tells the story of how she forged ahead to be where she is today.

Another incredible women celebrated is South African astronaut candidate finalist for the Mars One Project, Dr Adriana Marais (a theoretical physicist and Head of Innovation at SAP Africa), who strongly believes that finding evidence of life on Mars would be one of the most profound contributions to science. She explains: “It would be a giant leap forward in terms of understanding who we are and where we come from. I’m prepared to sacrifice my joys, sorrows and day-to-day life on earth for this adventure, achievement, that would not be my own, but that of all humanity.” Continue reading

Tafel Lager Griquas produced the upset of the day in the Currie Cup – proudly supported by Nashua and DirectAxis – on Wednesday as they toppled DHL Western Province for their first victory of the season, while defending champions the Toyota Free State Cheetahs registered their third win in a row.

The men from the Northern Cape kicked off the action on Women’s Day with a 44-34 victory over DHL Western Province in Kimberley, while the Toyota Free State Cheetahs defeated the Steval Pumas 45-34 in Nelspruit. In the final match of the day, the Vodacom Blue Bulls suffered their first defeat as they went down 28-20 against the Cell C Sharks in Pretoria.

Tafel Lager Griquas’ effective goal-kicking proved to be the difference on the scoreboard in their clash against DHL Western Province, as each side scored five tries. The hosts’ five conversions and three penalty goals to the visitors’ three conversions and one penalty handed them the 44-34 victory. The visitors were also made to pay for a number of yellow cards.

A strong first-half showing by the Toyota Free State Cheetahs, meanwhile, paved the way to 45-34 victory against the Steval Pumas at the Mbombela Stadium. The defending champions built up an encouraging 38-10 lead at the break thanks to an impressive attacking display in which they scored six tries – two of which were scored by replacement back Malcolm Jaer – while they limited the Steval Pumas to a try on the stroke of halftime and an early penalty goal. Continue reading

From sahistory.org.za:

‘Strijdom, you have tampered with the women,You have struck a rock.’So runs the song composed to mark this historic occasion

By the middle of 1956 plans had been laid for the Pretoria march and the FSAW had written to request that JG Strijdom, the current prime minister, meet with their leaders so they could present their point of view. The request was refused.

The ANC then sent Helen Joseph and Bertha Mashaba on a tour of the main urban areas, accompanied by Robert Resha of the ANC and Norman Levy of the Congress of Democrats (COD). The plan was to consult with local leaders who would then make arrangements to send delegates to the mass gathering in August.

The Women’s March was a spectacular success. Women from all parts of the country arrived in Pretoria, some from as far afield as Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. They then flocked to the Union Buildings in a determined yet orderly manner. Estimates of the number of women delegates ranged from 10 000 to 20 000, with FSAW claiming that it was the biggest demonstration yet held. They filled the entire amphitheatre in the bow of the graceful Herbert Baker building. Walker describes the impressive scene:

Many of the African women wore traditional dress, others wore the Congress colours, green, black and gold; Indian women were clothed in white saris. Many women had babies on their backs and some domestic workers brought their white employers’ children along with them. Throughout the demonstration the huge crowd displayed a discipline and dignity that was deeply impressive (Walker 1991:195).

Neither the prime minister or any of his senior staff was there to see the women, so as they had done the previous year, the leaders left the huge bundles of signed petitions outside JG Strijdom’s office door. It later transpired that they were removed before he bothered to look at them. Then at Lilian Ngoyi’s suggestion, a masterful tactic, the huge crowd stood in absolute silence for a full half hour. Before leaving (again in exemplary fashion) the women sang ‘Nkosi sikeleli Afrika’. Without exception, those who participated in the event described it as a moving and emotional experience. The FSAW declared that it was a ‘monumental achievement’. Continue reading

… WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THE BEST COMICS IN TOWN!
What do TV presenters Jeannie D and Khanyi Mbau, rapper and Idols SA host ProVerb; celebrity chef and MasterChef SA judgeBenny Masekwameng; media personalities Kuli Roberts and John RobbieIsidingo star Robert Whitehead and former Bafana Bafana player Mark Williams have in common?

They are all about to be turned into stand-up comedians thanks to help from some comic heavyweights and Comedy Central’s brilliant new show Famous Last Words, which debuts on the channel (DStv 122) on MondayAugust 14, at 21h00. Not only is it going to provide 10 weeks of riveting television, it is all for a good cause! There will be a Famous Last Words Gala Event – open to the public with stand-up performances by the comics and their celebrity mentees – with proceeds going to the Smile Foundation.

The comedians – Jason Goliath, John Vlismas, Casper de Vries, Rob van Vuuren, Nina Hastie, Kagiso Lediga, Mpho Popps and Joey Rasdien – will spend time with their celebrity partners and step into their psyche to find the funny in their everyday lives with hilarious and sometimes painful results. This will enable them to coach their protégé with the goal of doing their first ever five-minute stand-up comedy set in front of a live audience.

The first episode of Famous Last Words (Monday, August 14) has Jeannie Dtaking Jason Goliath into her glamourous world while showing him just how much wax is required when your body is your business (ouch!). In the episode on Monday, August 21John Robbie’s Irish heritage rubs off on Kagiso Lediga with a jig and a beer while Joey Rasdien learns what it takes to be a top-class footballer (Monday, August 28) courtesy of Mark Williams.
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2017 is said to have the highest levels of unemployment since 2003. The youth unemployment rate rose to 38.6%, with 15- 34 year olds making up 58 % of that unemployed bracket*. While many may not understand what the “junk status” classification means for South Africa, it is safe to say that everyone is paying closer attention to making and keeping their money for their future.

Who will teach South African children how to create the jobs of the future?

Blue Ribbon is giving pupils a chance of a lifetime to do just that! In an effort to empower the youth of South Africa, the iconic bread brand has launched a flagship entrepreneurship programme coined The Mmmm Yum Kidz Tuckshop.

For 8 weeks, hand picked schools in the Western Cape region will become a bustling business hub as the pupils run fully functional sandwich businesses. The Mmmm Yum Kidz Tuckshop is a practical vehicle that will teach South African children the fundamentals of business practice. Pupils will learn the basics of business by setting up their own fully stocked pop up tuckshop at their school.

From the grassroots level of establishing business objectives, handling staff, implementing marketing strategies to calculating turnovers, the students will gain first hand experience in the world of service trading. Continue reading

September – November 2017

Hot on the heels of the announcement of SPLASH! – THE WATER CIRCUS visiting South Africa for the first time, direct from Russia, for a nationwide tour which opens at Silverstar Casino in August, comes the news that the second leg of the tour will be in KwaZulu-Natal from mid-September to mid-November.

Audiences will be spellbound by the refreshing SPLASH! – The Water Circus as three venues across KwaZulu-Natal are announced and bookings are already open  :

DURBAN

The Big Top at Suncoast Casino

22 September – 21 October

PIETERMARITZBURG

The Big Top at Golden Horse Casino

27 October – 5 November
NEWCASTLE

The Big Top at Blackrock Casino

9 – 12 November

Programme: Deep & Meaningful
Date: Sunday 20 August
Time: 19:00 CAT
Channel: BET (DStv channel 129)

Author, musician and social activist Dawn Faith hosts her own talk show.  Focusing on high-profile women of substance, the 35 year old chats to special guests Siba Mtongana, Dineo Ranaka, Brenda Mtambo and Zoe Mthiyane about the role their faith plays in navigating the realities of love loss and life in general.

Johannesburg, Wednesday, 07 August 2017 – POWER 98.7 will during Women’s Month, August 2017, bench male presenters for three consecutive days in favour of women of substance across society. These powerful women from business, politics, media and entertainment, financial and social sectors will take to the airwaves not as guests but as talk show hosts from 7 to 9 August 2017.

These carefully selected ladies will share with power listeners’ their experiences in play, leadership, business, politics, family, work as well as their life interests. #987Woman is a platform to demonstrate individual women’s dynamism, versatility, sophistication and intellectual prowess beyond what they are generally renowned for.

#987Woman hosted under the theme “LISTEN” promises to bring to power listeners yet another exciting lineup, which brings about fun, excitement and entertainment.“We are excited by yet another thrilling #987Woman lineup, which will showcase our sisters, mothers and daughters’ depth and dynamism. This fourth edition wishes to honour the women of POWER for inspiring us and to recognize their resilience inspite of the challenging environments that they exist and operate in” said Chairman of POWER 98.7 Given Mkhari. Continue reading

Builders and Supersport have done it again – the 8th sports field to be unveiled as part of the ongoing initiative to provide underprivileged schools with multi-purpose facilities that allow students to be more active outdoors!

The new sports field was unveiled at the Fraaisig Primary School, based in Knysna on the 4th August 2017 and is the second school to receive the multi-purpose facilities for 2017.

The objective of the initiative is to encourage learners to be more active in physical education and sports, which would nurture future soccer legends.

The sports field won’t only benefit Fraaisig Primary School, it brings schools and communities together through the hosting of soccer tournaments. “This tournament was introduced as part of the unveiling to allow the schools from in and around the community an opportunity to enjoy the new facilities as well as create an opportunity for the schools to engage with each other, said Andre Steyn, Builders Marketing and Innovations Director.

In addition, schools participating in the tournament will receive physical education training from Active Education coaches who visit each school on a weekly basis introducing both boys and girls to the wonderful world of sports. Active Education holds a partnership agreement with the Department of Basic Education, which allows them access to the schools and the local district office.

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