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… the acclaimed music series comes to ITV Choice

The much acclaimed contemporary music series, Live from Abbey Road Classics is set to premiere on ITV Choice (DStv 123) on Sunday, October 1 at 19:00 with two episodes playing out back-to-back weekly, for an hour-long treat for music fans.  This award-winning performance series, which selects classic acts from the original Live from Abbey Road, features the very best global musical stars in concert.

Filmed in high definition and without an audience or presenter, these performances take place in the world’s most inspiring and creative recording venue: Abbey Road Studios in London.

Here’s what you can expect to see over the next eight weeks …

Week 1
Tracks from Californian rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kilmarnock’s finest, Biffy Clyro as well as performances from lead Beach Boy Brian Wilson and Canadian soloist Feist feature in the first episode looking back at the best of the legendary music series. Continue reading

The Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (BWASA), in conjunction with headline sponsor Sasol, has announced the winners of the 37th annual Businesswoman of the Year Awards. Ms Faith Khanyile, Ms Johanna Mukoki, Dr Shaheda Omar and Prof Cheryl de la Rey were winners in the corporate, entrepreneur, social entrepreneur and education categories respectively.

The winners were announced at a prestigious gala event on Thursday, which was attended by over 500 leaders in business and government at the Sandton Convention Centre. The awards recognise South African women who excel in various sectors of the economy and lead with integrity, excellence and humility.

BWASA National President, Farzanah Mall, says the calibre of people nominated in the various categories was strong, making it a challenging task for the judges to choose the winners. “We believe that the women honoured today are exceptional leaders who epitomise the type of leadership we require to take this country forward.”

She says BWASA focuses on creating an enabling platform to accelerate the growth of women leaders in the country by recognising their achievements and creating local and international connections for them. Continue reading

Braai or potjie with us this Heritage Day weekend at the Gauteng Getaway Show 2017. Enter on the Getaway Braai Off with Outdoor WarehouseFacebook event page to be selected as one of twenty teams per event, for either the braai or potjie competition.

Prizes worth over R25 000 are up for grabs from Outdoor Warehouse, Charka, Food Lover’s Market and Mabalingwe Nature Reserve.

The first event is the Getaway Braai Off Junior competition, taking place on Sunday 24th September at 11am. One member of the two-person braai team needs to be under the age of 18. The second event, the Getaway Braai Off Potjiekos competition, takes place on Monday 25th September at 10am.

Ingredients, tongs and everything else you’ll need will be provided – you just have to bring your A-game! Enter now or join as a spectator to be part of the fun.

How to enter? Continue reading


Programme:         Behind The Story
Channel:               MTV Base (DStv channel 322)
Premiere:               6 September 2017
Time:                     21:30 CAT

Join Pearl Thusi as she sits down with Mzansi’s most controversial Stories. We get a personal account behind the story with the likes of DJ SbuNonhle Thema, and others.

Episode 1:
On tonight’s episode of Behind the StoryDJ Sbu answers for all the controversies that have plagued his career in recent years. No punches will be pulled and no topic is too taboo for our new host, Pearl Thusi.
Episode 2: 
This week Pearl Thusi gets Behind the Story of Nonhle Thema’s infamous twitter meltdown. We discuss her highs and her lows and find out what pushed her over the edge.

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 respective school. The road show has finally kicked off and the mentors are ready to get their hands dirty and plant seeds of growth for the youth of Western Cape. Mentors Mishka Patel, TK, Kyeezi, DJ Ready D, Patty Monroe, Blake Williams and Kia Johnson represent a specific school and will each assist the pupils in the 8-week life skills competition. This will culminate in the winning school announcement and prize giving once completed.

“In choosing the mentors we really investigated Cape Town’s custodians- as it were- the people who the students can really relate to. The mentors are real people who faced real challenges but made a success of their careers. Blue Ribbon believed their stories would resonate with the kids and also help motivate them throughout, even after the campaign.” says Blue Ribbon’s Marketing Executive Bakeries Noleen Ballard- Tremeer.

Here’s what the mentors had to say about their involvement in the initiative:

1. What inspired you to get involved in the initiative? Continue reading

When ZEISS approached optometrist, Lauren Slade, to partner with it to open a retail experience optometry practice at the Mall of the South, she jumped at the opportunity.

Together with ZEISS lenses, Slade and her team bring customised precision to the visual experience. The store, Modern Eyes, offers advanced eye test facilities as well as an enthusiastic and skilled team of people, who are passionate about delivering excellent optometry services and products.

After completing her Bachelor of Optometry degree at Technikon Witwatersrand in 2001, Slade worked at an eye hospital, Optimed Eye Centre in Alberton, from 2002 to 2006. When she became a mother, she decided to open her own practice, Modern Eyes, in Meyersdal to allow herself more flexibility. 

Slade says she always wanted to do something in the medical field. “I’ve always been interested in health and helping people. I enjoy optometry because the hours are fairly structured and there are not many emergencies, which makes it easier to be a mom. Perhaps this is why many women are drawn to this industry.

“I also enjoy the fact that people are often excited about getting new spectacles, unlike people who only visit their doctors when they are ill. I almost get to ‘shop’ with my patients when they choose new frames. Not only is my work fun and rewarding, but new advancements make the clinical aspect interesting and challenging,” she says. Continue reading

JOHANNESBURG, WEDNESDAY, 06 SEPTEMBER 2017 In celebration of one of South Africa’s greatest freedom fighters, Oliver Reginald Tambo, SABC’s Commercial Radio Brands (5FM, Metro FM and Good Hope FM) are joining forces to mark the 50-day countdown of his centenary, on the 8th of September 2017. The stalwart would have celebrated his 100th birthday this October.

All three stations will broadcast live, simultaneously, from the SABC’s ground floor auditorium at Radiopark in Johannesburg on Friday, 8 September between 09:00 – 10:00.  The aim of the broadcast is to encourage South Africans to celebrate the legacy and the values of OR Tambo and to reflect on the path the country has walked towards freedom.

5FM’s Nick Hamman, Metro FM’s Masechaba Ndlovu and Good Hope FM’s Nigel Pierce will host a panel discussion with invited guests that include fellow South African’s who knew OR Tambo during his life.

The panel will comprise of the Minister for Communications, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, OR Tambo’s son –  activist and filmmaker, Dali Tambo, and Mavuso Msimang who  OR Tambo’s  secretary when he was the President of the  African National Congress (ANC) in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The broadcast has an open invitation to those who wish to attend. Alternatively listeners may tune into 5FM, Good Hope FM or Metro FM for an hour of talk radio celebrating one of the greatest leaders of our time. Everyone is encouraged to join the conversation online using the hashtag: #ORTambo100

The award winning Table Bay hotel in Cape Town continues to be ranked amongst the world’s finest hotels, stacking up yet another award. The hotel, part of Sun International’s SunLux Collection of luxury hotels, has been acknowledged by British Airways Holidays as one of the top reviewed hotels in its inaugural Customer Excellence Awards Programme. The Table Bay achieved a score of 9.3 out of 10 based on customer reviews, making it one of 200 top rated hotels out of more than 12 000 evaluated in the programme.

The British Airways Holidays commissioned independent and impartial, third party review company, Reevoo, to collect the reviews from customers. Guests were asked to score hotels based on location, service, cleanliness, and sleep quality, as well as giving an overall quality score on their experience. The Table Bay ranked highly across all categories by guests who have stayed at the hotel.

“Our guests are our passion and the lifeblood of our hotel, so for us it is significant that this award is based on reviews by our guests. Certainly, it is a great source of pride that The Table Bay is rated so highly amongst the finest hotels in the world by travellers.

“The award bears testimony to our employees’ commitment to service excellence, professionalism, and warm hospitality. As ambassadors, our employees are at the heart of delivering the quintessential South African experience for which The Table Bay is renowned. We are privileged to have a truly exceptional team of passionate professionals working at The Table Bay,” says Joanne Selby, the General Manager at The Table Bay. Continue reading

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Playbook, a web platform that solves the procurement process, is a first of its kind tool that looks at making sure South African creatives and artists “play by the book” and have a smooth process when it comes to their bookings. Launched in August 2017, Playbook is already making its presence felt in-and-around the country with the likes of photographers, graphic designers, makeup artists, solo performers, bands, dancers- as well as well-known SA personalities- joining the portfolio already.

Playbook ensures a fast, reliable and clear communication between both the artist and the booking agent to ensure that both parties enjoy a seamless and successful business relationship.

“We have the likes of popular house DJ Euphonik, comedian Trevor Gumbi, Goodluck and actress Kriya Gangiah, who have signed up and become part of the Playbook family. This is only the start and the results have shown that the intensive 2 years we spent researching and perfecting the product is really paying off,” commented Playbook founder Rudi Pienaar. Continue reading

As South Africans celebrate heritage month one of the country’s most iconic brand’s Wimpy is celebrating 50 years of memorable moments having opened its first store on the 1st September 1967 in Durban. Wimpy has been part of South Africa’s fabric for the past 50 years and has expanded its footprint to over 480+ stores across the country.

To kick off Heritage Month Wimpy gathered a diverse group of foodies, media and personalities in the heart of Maboneng as they ushered in their 50th birthday. The event was anchored by television star Roxy Burger and saw celebrities #Maketime to celebrate the brand’s momentous birthday occasion. Among those who made it and shared in the moments that have shaped the brand over the years were radiant television personality Danine Naaidoo, blogger and entrepreneur Olwethu Leshabane, socialite Lerato Sengadi, Palse Homme fashion designer Paledi Segapo, actor Nkuli Tshirumbula, television personality Leroy Marc and many more foodies and personalities.

Wimpy has undoubtedly been a brand that has allowed and encouraged its customers to enjoy every moment with friends, family and loved ones over hearty meals. The success of the brand was undeniably felt by some of the well-known figures who were in attendance who have grown up with the brand over the years and shared in the moments that have shaped it. Continue reading

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