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Millennials are known for consuming copious amounts of overpriced takeaway coffee, sporting their grandparents’ attire and having a predilection for cycling.

In spite of this reputation, Generation Y has done pretty well for itself in terms of enterprise. Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Andrew Mason (GroupOn), Brian Chesky (Airbnb), Sean Rad (Tinder) – the list really does go on.

But what notable traits do these magnates have in common? Read on to see what you can learn from them.

They design their career around their lifestyle. Continue reading

Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

As part of its 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, and its current focus on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly presents renowned writer and academic, Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela on Tuesday 14 March.

Gobodo-Madikizela will present The Cry of Nomonde Calata: What is Missing in the Discourse of Reconciliation?

On the official opening of the public hearings of the TRC, the large city hall in East London was full to capacity – all black with the TRC commissioners and some reporters the only visible white people in the audience. When the audience rose to sing a song that was once a poem and an anthem of black pain, the song reverberated through the large hall, carrying the hope that the moment promised, the same moment into which Nomonde Calata screamed her own pain. The atrocities of apartheid – in Calata’s case, the murder of her husband and the burning of his body by the security police – were denied by the apartheid government, and their social representation erased. Continue reading

New phase of partnership allows fans to use Avios on any kulula.com flight at any time

Johannesburg, 09 March 2017 – The Best Low Fare Carrier Middle East/Africa for 2015, 2016 and 2017 kulula.com (as recognised by AirlineRatings.com), has today announced an exciting new development in its partnership with Avios, the global travel rewards currency, enabling kulula fans the opportunity to fly for less at the click of a button.
Not only will kulula fans who have joined Avios be able to collect Avios at a rate of three Avios for every R10 spent on kulula flights, but now they can convert their Avios to Travelbank credit for kulula.com flights. Fans will be able to redeem in increments of a 1000 Avios, equal to R60 in Travelbank credit, which can be used on any flight, including airport taxes.

“We made a commitment to our loyal kulula fans to expand our partnership with Avios to include redemption capabilities and I am delighted to announce that this is now possible. As an added benefit, if fans don’t have enough Avios to cover the entire airfare, they will be able to use a combination of Avios and cash to pay for their flights. The partnership gives our fans more value for their money and rewards them for choosing to fly with us,” says Shaun Pozyn, Head of Marketing, Customer Experience and loyalty for kulula.

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Everyone will inevitably, at some point in their life, suffer from a lack of sleep. While it’s not uncommon to have a restless night once in a blue moon, sleep-disruptive afflictions such as back pain and insomnia should definitely be taken seriously; sleeplessness has been linked to heart disease and depression and could even lower life expectancy.

If you’ve payed a visit to your therapist or physician, have been prescribed medication, adjusted your diet, exercise often and have cut out your beloved afternoon coffee, yet still can’t manage to get the eight hours you crave, the problem might be much closer to home (literally); your mattress may very well be the source of anguish.

Take a moment to try and pinpoint the exact time your sleeplessness commenced. Now, try and remember when last you replaced your mattress. See the correlation?

“If you wake up with stiffness or body ache in the morning, or have slept but are not feeling rested, your mattress isn’t providing you with the comfort and support it should,” says Donovan Everitt, owner of Cape Town-based mattress manufacturing company Attica Beds. Continue reading

Zimbabwean-born artist, Jeanne-Marie Webb, who now lives in Cape Town with her husband and two teenage daughters, has put rooibos very firmly on the global art world’s centre stage as she continues to bedazzle art-lovers from far-flung places with her delicate paintings on none other than rooibos teabags.

The concept behind her year-long “One Face a Day” project, which was recently exhibited in the Mother City, started a few years ago when she searched tirelessly for the perfect miniature substrate for her paintings.

“I happened to stumble upon a tattered old rooibos teabag one night whilst rummaging through one of my old paper boxes, and I thought, why not? It proved to be the perfect canvas for what I had in mind and I absolutely love the concept of creating unique pieces of art on a teabag,” says Webb.

Through the years, she’s tested various teabags, but it’s the red residue on rooibos teabags, when mixed with a primer, that results in the perfect skin-tone for her portraits. Continue reading

Major League Soccer today announced the multi-year renewal of its partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.

The two organisations first became partners in 2014. With this extension, Etihad Airways continues its role as the official airline partner of MLS and deepens its commitment to the U.S. and Canada markets.

To announce the extension, Etihad Airways has teamed up with popular soccer personalities Roger Bennett and Michael Davies of Men in Blazers to tell soccer’s incredible global story and the many intersections between MLS and the airline. Watch the story unfold at bit.ly/EY_MLS.

Under the renewed sponsorship, Etihad Airways and MLS will collaborate through the MLS Flight Path campaign. One of the campaign elements explores the global paths players have taken to become MLS stars through exclusive features and interactive digital maps. Continue reading

(Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

(Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

Programme: THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH

Channel: COMEDY CENTRAL (DStv channel 122)

Date: TUESDAY 07 MARCH

Time: 21:55 CAT

Tonight on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah! Catch “Shades Of Blue” actress, Latin entertainer and “Jenny from the block”, Jennifer Lopez on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122)

The thrilling DinosAlive exhibition is on its way to Centurion, Pretoria, to showcase its astounding collection during the April school holidays. The exhibition will be open from 10 March until 17 April at Forest Hill City Shopping Centre.

DinosAlive is South Africa’s biggest and best dinosaur exhibition. Attending one of their showcases – which includes 25 lifelike animatronic dinosaurs – is not only fun and exciting for the whole family but educational too. These animatronic dinosaurs can move their limbs, blink and emit lifelike sounds.

“We are very excited about traveling with our dinosaurs to a new city. There is always excitement from the children when they see the ‘real life’ dinosaurs for the first time. There is so much for them to see and to do that they just can’t contain themselves,” says Etienne Schlechter, Director of Expo Africa and organiser of the event.

Among these 25 different model dinosaurs that will be on show at Forest Hill City Shopping Centre, visitors can expect to see the familiar faces like the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops. If you’re a dinosaur lover, you’ll be able to spot more obscure names like the Spinosaurus and Ankylosaurus on show too.

Even if you aren’t that clued up on dinosaur trivia, there is ample information available all around the exhibition on information boards. These boards explain the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods in full detail in a fun and interactive way. Continue reading

Monday, 10 April  at 8PM

Broken Vows, e.tv’s new daily drama, has secured some of Mzansi’s top actors. The show will premiere onMonday, 10 April at 8PM on e.tv and eHD.

Produced by Clive Morris Productions, Broken Vows will see two young women, Azania (played by Enhle Maphumulo) and Thandi (played by Jo-Anne Reyneke) juggle between running a successful wedding planning company and keeping their deep and dark secrets of their lives under the carpet. The two are entrusted by Moswane family matriarch Mam Gertrude (played by Thembi Mtshali-Jones) to be the best wedding planners in Johannesburg. Not all is rosy between the two, though – Azania is often burdened with the task of seeking her mother’s approval and outshining Thandi in running the business.

Taking on the role of Ace is Sello Sebotsane, the patriarch of the Moswane family. The ruthless father to Uhuru and Azania brings nothing but trouble for the family. He and Mam Gertrude find themselves at loggerheads when he returns from jail and wants to be part of the family again. Mam Gertrude is torn between keeping him away and the desire to keep her family together. Continue reading

BET PRESENTS DAVID TUTERA: CELEBRATIONS
Programme: David Tutera: CELEBrations
Channel: BET (DStv Channel 129)
Premiere: Friday 17 March 2017
Time: 21:00 CAT

David Tutera is the go-to guy when the stars have a reason to celebrate and want it to be an event that’s hard to forget. BET’s new series David Tutera: CELEBrations gives the inside scoop on what it takes to throw a bash in Hollywood, while showing the drama that unfolds – not only between David and his high-profile clients (including the likes of Brandy and Ray J) – but also his outspoken employees.

EPISODIC SYNOPSES
17 March 2017 – Real Housewife, Real problems
21:00 CAT
Taylor Armstrong wants a David Tutera dream wedding in 14 days. High demands and a changing wish list pushes David to his breaking point. Will Taylor’s troubled past derail her 2nd chance at marital bliss?

24 March 2017 – Wowing JWoww
21:00 CAT
David has 72 hours to plan a surprise party for Jenni “JWoww” Farley from Jersey Shore. But this outspoken reality diva has outrageous demands for David and it’s her way or the highway! Continue reading

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