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The City of Cape Town today, 27 June 2016, kicked off a partnership with SAP Africa to provide training in scarce skills in the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector. Today marked the start of the orientation programme for the first group of Western Cape Skills for Africa students. Read more below:

A group of 44 Western Cape Skills for Africa students were selected from more than 350 applicants after a review and rigorous interview process. They will now undergo an intense 12-week training programme that will include MIT Scratch, a software coding programme. Down the line, the City will offer employment to 15 graduates with this highly sought-after technical qualification. Continue reading

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As two take a back seat and three get ready to burn up the Cape, Prime Circle will get hot and heavy in the Western Cape this July when they peel off the musical layers for the Let the Night In – Deluxe Edition – Stripped Down Tour.

The five members of South Africa’s most-loved rock outfit have just returned from a successful tour of clubs and festivals in Germany and Austria, promoting their first official European album release – the deluxe edition of their acclaimed album Let the Night In.

Now, singer-guitarist Ross Learmonth, keyboard player Neil Breytenbach and percussionist Dale Schnettler are heading to the fairest Cape to bring a pared-down but no less sizzling live set to local fans.

Marco Gomes (bass) and Dirk Bisschoff (lead guitar) are sitting out this tour, but will be back in action with the band once the Stripped Down Tour is completed. Continue reading

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DHL Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck has named a 27-man squad for the upcoming two-match tour of Australia.

In the absence of co-captains Juan de Jongh (Springbok Sevens) and Frans Malherbe (neck injury), the DHL Stormers will be led by veteran loose forward Schalk Burger for their matches against the Melbourne Rebels and Western Force.

Malherbe’s injury, which will see him sidelined for two to three weeks, means that there is a call-up for young tighthead prop Wilco Louw who has been impressive for DHL Western Province in recent weeks.

Another player who will not be part of the squad is fullback Cheslin Kolbe who is also on national Sevens duty.

The other additions to the squad see fit-again lock Jean Kleyn, prop JP Smith and utility backs Jaco Taute and Scott van Breda all join the touring group for the first time this season. Continue reading

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The wedding day is something most of us ladies dream of and plan from an early age. When the time actually arrives, a vast number of things have to be prepared and executed, one of them is of course choosing the perfect makeup for your big day.

I believe every bride should look like the best version of herself on her wedding day, you don’t want to look like a completely different person all-together. The key is however getting the skin looking perfectly glowing. Luminous skin looks ethereal, you however don’t want a strobe-light effect across your face on the photos.

Doing this requires several steps, check out the below for a natural bridal look that leaves your skin looking glowy…

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Participants take part in the parade at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, Saturday 12 July 2014. This is the fifth annual street parade, which marks the close of the festival. (Photo: CUEPIX/Michelle Cunliffe)

Participants take part in the parade at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, Saturday 12 July 2014. This is the fifth annual street parade, which marks the close of the festival. (Photo: CUEPIX/Michelle Cunliffe)

A 365-Day Perspective

Monday, June 27, 2016 — Grahamstown is once again centre stage as the National Arts Festival gears up for launch on 30 June 2016. The resident population of 70 000 will swell to include tens of thousands more visitors and many businesses are preparing for good trade over the 11-day Festival period.

As a university town and the host of a cultural festival, creativity was already a key driver for development when the National Arts Festival brought a group of people together to conceptualise a project that would grow the local economy, and extend the impact of the annual event.

Together the group developed a programme of projects and events that, collectively, became known as the “Creative City Project”.

Today the project is chaired by the National Arts Festival and support comes from Makana Municipality, Sarah Baartman District Municipality, the European Union, Rhodes University, Fingo Festival, Makana Tourism, the Chamber of Commerce, Assumption Development Centre, and Eastern Cape Government.

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Blackrock is gearing up for the ultimate motoring event with the usual roaring car-engine symphonies and the exhilarating scent of motor oil on Saturday, 30 July 2016. The “Last Ride” car show is set to deliver all the adrenaline-pumping entertainment that motor enthusiasts could ever dream of.

The 2016 ““Last Ride” car show, in partnership with Supersonic Music & Audio, will feature various car competitions, such as the ‘DB Drag World Record Sound Competition’ and visitors will also get the chance to show-off what makes their machine the finest of them all.

“As this is the last instalment of the annual car show, it is going to be the best ever, we have everything on offer for any type of motor fanatic, whether you are into the loudest and technology-advanced sound systems, or keeping up with latest world trends in car interiors”, says Veneshrie Chetty, Marketing Manager at Blackrock Casino. Continue reading

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The Farm Village, Noordhoek, 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive

Fri 1 July and Sat 2 July: André the Hilarious Hypnotist.

Venue: Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek.

Address: 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.

Tickets: R100.00

Time: Dinner from 19h00. Show from 20h30.

Bookings: go to www.caferouxsessions.co.za or book at www.webtickets.co.za

Contact for enquiries: info@caferoux.co.za / 021 789 2538

Having sold out on his previous visit, Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist returns to create some more mind boggling magic as he hypnotises people in the audience to become a Ballerina, Breakdancer, Sargent Major and Superman (and that’s only the first five minutes)Hilarious Family friendly fun suited for all ages in which the audience become the stars. It does not matter if you are a believer or not, Andre will have you convinced that something strange has happened. This is one of the funniest shows we have seen at cafe Roux – the whole room literally screaming with laughter. A great evening out for the whole family! Have a look at what he gets up to on stage:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cjTD9zUhmE

Wed 6 July: Café Roux Stand Up Comedy Sessions: Conrad Koch, Gino Fernandez, Mel Jones and Phil de Lange. Continue reading

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On 18 July, Red & Yellow’s full-time students and staff will join forces for a one-day creative hustle to give back to the community through the power of marketing and design.

How will it work?

Red & Yellow are harnessing the combined talents of their marketing, design, and copywriting students, staff, and industry volunteers to give back to the community on Monday, 18 July 2016, from 13h00 – 17h00.

Volunteers will be assigned to a participating NGO, NPO or SME in need of assistance in one of two streams – creative or strategy. Volunteers will gain experience working for real clients by being their personal marketing hero or creative guru for the day, giving participating organisations the tools they need to source potential funding or support that will help them change the world.

And if you are an NGO?  Continue reading

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