Johannesburg – Aimed at honouring the efforts and victories of women who light the way, trailblazing women from all spheres of life gathered to switch on their headlights in celebration of women’s strength and accomplishments this past Wednesday, 22nd March 2017, at the launch of the all new Hyundai Creta. The evening of inspiration and empowerment, which took place at the befitting Constitution Hill’s Women’s Jail, beamed with a guest list that featured some of the country’s brightest and talented ladies!
In addition to its unforgettable mix of SUV stylings, the launch of the all new Creta honoured the fascinating stories of women who, each in their own ways, tackle inequity and advocate change throughout the turbulent twentieth century. Hosted by seasoned broadcaster, Masechaba Ndlovu; the line-up kicked off with celebrated local poet Lebo Mashile bringing the TVC to life; followed by a memorable keynote address by businesswomen Rapelang Rabana and culminating in a beautiful ode to women by the incomparable Thandiswa Mazwai and her all woman and a thumping, celebratory set by the talented DJ Zinhle.
“As we celebrate and honour our heroines here tonight, let us not forget their sacrifices nor abandon their courage in our achievement. This is an important platform that not only lights the way for a new generation of women but it also brings us together to share experiences, exchange ideas and insight and ultimately empower each other,” said performance poet Lebo Mashile. Continue reading
Two local derbies will spice up Round Five of the Vodacom Super Rugby tournament this weekend, which will also see matches abroad for the DHL Stormers and Vodacom Bulls.
The Southern Kings host the Emirates Lions in the first of the local derbies in Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, while the Toyota Cheetahs take on the Cell C Sharks in Bloemfontein to complete a full weekend of rugby for all six South African franchises. Earlier on Saturday, the Vodacom Bulls take on the Blues in Albany and the DHL Stormers face the Sunwolves in Singapore.
The Toyota Cheetahs welcome back regular skipper Francois Venter and the young Springbok midfielder will also lead his side in their big Vodacom Super Rugby derby against the Cell C Sharks, with both sides determined to improve on their performances of last weekend.
Venter returns to the side for the first time this year, having been side-lined with an ankle injury, and the home team also welcome back fit-again wings Sergeal Petersen and Raymond Rhule. Continue reading
Councillor Anda Ntsodo, the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Area East, yesterday 22 March 2017 joined front-line service delivery staff to bring services to our residents of Mfuleni and to explain the City’s new way of working, called the Organisational Development and Transformation Plan (ODTP). At its heart, this plan aims to transform the work of this organisation in order to transform lives. Read more below:
Approximately 300 residents attended the official opening of this ODTP roadshow at the Mfuleni Community Hall, while about 600 residents passed through the expo where City staff were ready to assist with all manner of services. A total of 10 City departments attended the service delivery expo. Continue reading
Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC), the biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion on the African continent, returns to GrandWest in April 2017 with another full fight card to keep fans on the edge of their seats. The date is set for 8 April 2017 when the champion, Nevada`s Dave Mazany, will defend his EFC title against local favourite and former champion Don Madge in the Grand Arena.
Mazany is a natural showman who boasts a strong wrestling background. Not only is he undefeated in the EFC but he has also dominated opponents in other wrestling events. His challenger, Madge is a Muay Thai specialist and a recognized athlete in the EFC. He has captured the championship before. The United Kingdom’s Karl Etherington, an experienced heavyweight, travels to Cape Town for his EFC debut and is scheduled to fight against veteran fighter and former EFC champion, Ruan Potts. In addition to these feature fights, fans will also get to see 10 more exciting bouts between some of the best MMA athletes from around the globe. The preliminary fights will start at 17h45 and the main card fights will commence at 21h00. The full fight card and more details are available at www.efcworldwide.com.
EFC recently signed a multiple year broadcast agreement with the SABC. As a result, all EFC fights will now take place on Saturday nights instead of Fridays. The ten annual live event broadcast will feature all five main card bouts and will be aired live between 21h00 and midnight on SABC 3.
|About NickFest||Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305), Glen 21 Entertainment &Kinder Joy have joined forces to turn the town orange and present the second edition of NickFest at the TicketPro Dome. South Africa’s biggest family friendly festival offers stunning activities, music, and entertainment for the whole family as theTicketPro Dome is transformed into a colourful Nickelodeonwonderland!! First staged in South Africa in 2015, NickFest2017 is bigger and better than ever with a larger space, more activities and even more Slime! It’s going to be awesome.|
|Date||Saturday 25 March & Sunday 26 March 2017|
|Venue||TicketPro Dome, Johannesburg|
|Times||9:00 am – 12:00 and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
2 sessions each day; performances start at 10 am and 16:00 pm, respectively
Nike will be celebrating its fourth annual Air Max Day celebrations at Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg on Sunday, March 26 from 3PM until 9PM.
The best of Air Max, past and present will be showcased through the lens of the RevolutionAirs, the OG’s, the Icons, Collaborators and Innovators.
The Air Max-centric space will also serve up sneaker refresh, sneaker customization, NikeiD, lapel pin collection and live music from artists and DJs.
To join the live celebration, sign up at Nike.com/joburg to reserve your spot. Wearing your Air is essential.
Join us in raising funds for the Tygerberg Hospital Department of Radiation Oncology. This is a private fundraiser organised by a group called Life is Precious
The fundraiser will be held on Saturday 01 April from 5pm until 11pm at the Oakland’s High School Hall, Corner Racecourse and Chukker Road, Lansdowne.
The fundraiser boasts Born of June band entertaining the crowd with their alternative tunes followed by an indoor picnic and Jumanji movie screening. Ticket price includes live entertainment, a snack pack (popcorn, juice and sweets), and the movie and family friendly games. There will also be food and desserts for sale for everyone to enjoy while relaxing.
Life is Precious came to life after our very successful first Comedy Fundraiser evening where we raised over R20, 000 for the Groote Schuur Hospital Haematology Department. Our mission is to help the sick, destitute and anyone in need. The inspiration behind Life is Precious is Ferida Dawray, meaning precious. She was a woman of strength and faith who lived her life putting others first. Ferida passed away within a year after being diagnosed with a very rare cancer. Taking the baton from her, her daughter and organiser Hajirah Dawray hosts annual fundraisers in her honour. Life is Precious is about hope and giving comfort and support to those facing challenges and the families that support them.
Join us for a day of fun, relaxation and treats in support of this worthy cause.
For more information please contact Hajirah on 072 662 9300 or Naveed Ahmed on 074 683 2446!
Junior Springbok Cobus Wiese will make his Vodacom Super Rugby debut if he comes off the replacements bench for the DHL Stormers against the Sunwolves in Singapore on Saturday.
The 19-year-old utility forward will become the fourth player to make his Vodacom Super Rugby debut for the DHL Stormers this season if he takes the field at the National Stadium in Singapore, after Jaco Coetzee, Justin Phillips and Damian Willemse all got their opportunity in the Round Three victory against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.
There are a number of changes from the starting line-up that did duty against the Southern Kings, with several players unavailable due to the Springbok management plan.
Dillyn Leyds will start at fullback in a new back three which will see World Sevens Player of the Year Seabelo Senatla make his first start of the season on the left wing.
Dan Kriel is back from injury to partner EW Viljoen in midfield, but the halfback combination of Robert du Preez and Dewaldt Duvenage remains unchanged.
In the loose trio captain Siya Kolisi is back after being rested against the Southern Kings, with Sikhumbuzo Notshe starting at the back of the scrum. Continue reading
The world’s cultural spotlight will fall once more on Grahamstown from 29 June to 9 July 2017 when the National Art’s Festival’s presents a “window into the soul” of South Africa’s artists with a varied and exciting programme.
The Festival is an annual pilgrimage for artists and audiences wanting to immerse themselves in the many genres of theatre and art on offer, soaking up the small-town atmosphere of Grahamstown and the passionate post-theatre discussion and debate.
Because school holidays fall later than usual this year, the organisers have made a change to the traditional schedule, which may affect visitors’ plans.
“Traditionally we open the Festival with a weekend programme anchored by an orchestra performance and, quite often, a ballet,” says Executive Producer Ashraf Johaardien. “The second weekend is usually given over to a closing party that features big music shows. This year, we’re flipping these weekends around – with lots of high-profile artists performing on the opening weekend, and the Festival closing with the much-loved ballet and orchestra on the second weekend.” Continue reading
City Health is literally going door to door to increase testing rates for tuberculosis (TB) in a bid to drive down the number of people affected. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town’s Health Department is intensifying its outreach campaigns during TB Awareness Month in a bid to test more people for TB. This includes a door-to-door campaign to educate the public about TB and the importance of regular testing for high-risk individuals.
Recently, Statistics South Africa revealed that TB killed more than 33 000 people in 2015 and that it has remained the leading cause of death for many South Africans in the past three years. Nationally, the TB incidence rate is 520 per 100 000 of the population. However, the Eastern Cape (692), KwaZulu-Natal (685) and Western Cape (681) buck the trend. Continue reading