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Sunday, 19 February 2017, 6:05PM

People Passion Purpose is a six-part series of inspirational regional documentaries. The home-grown series follows individuals across South Africa, as they tell their unique stories to a variety of filmmakers. The documentaries will air every Sunday, from 19 February 2017 at 6:05PM on e.tv and eHD

e.tv has, over the past few years, aired rich and colourful documentaries some of which, received significant international recognition. The seasons were filled with extraordinary, informative and inspiring stories from around the country. One of the most extraordinary stories aired in 2015 was VenRap: Taking Hip Hop To The Streets. The documentary focused on 2 young Venda men, Oriel Makhokha and Fhululani Nemahunguni, who set up a digital radio station ‘Venrap Radio’ to help out up-and-coming Venda hip hop artists share their talents of rhyming and beat boxing in diverse languages of Limpopo. Continue reading

Johannesburg, 9 February 2017: TV personality, presenter and actress Minnie Dlamini will be on sparkling form when she joins the talent line-up at the second edition of NickFest, the country’s biggest and most exciting family-centric festival (TicketPro Dome, 25-26 March 2017).

Bubbly Minnie, who goes by the nickname of “Diamond”, will make up a dream team with funny trio and fellow co-hosts Nicholas, Jason and Donovan Goliath, aka Goliath & Goliath, as they host the 2-day, star-studded spectacular in front of thousands of kids and families.

Minnie, a versatile and polished presenter and MC, first shot to fame after winning a talent search to become the roving reporter on SABC1’s “Live” programme in 2010 and subsequently went on to host lifestyle, entertainment and sports programmes, as well as starring in popular series such as Generations, The Wild and Rockville. A social media superstar, Minnie currently enjoys an awe-inspiring 1,637,994 followers on Twitter, and 1.5 million followers on Instagram.

NickFest 2017 promises an amazing weekend of fun for all the family as Minnie joins performers Shekhinah, Nasty C, and co-hosts Jason, Nicholas and Donovan Goliath to welcome kids and families to the TicketPro Dome.  An amazing combination of music and family oriented entertainment, NickFest is packed with live performances, interactive zones, kid-friendly activities, and themed areas where Nickelodeon characters and programmes will be brought to life. Continue reading

Jack Parow

Jack Parow

(Cape Town, February 2017) The Zando10s, South Africa’s biggest social sport and lifestyle event and winner of the 2016 Discovery Sport Industry Award for “Best Live Experience” in South Africa, took place on 3 and 4 February at Hamilton Rugby Club. The 9th consecutive event was a resounding success with over 300 teams participating in four different sporting codes including rugby, netball, beach volleyball and dodgeball.

Thousands of participants and spectators were treated to an action packed weekend of sport and entertainment where they rubbed shoulders with rugby icons from the 2007 Rugby World Cup wining squad including John Smit, Bryan Habana and Butch James both on and off the field. Other celebs and media personalities in attendance included: Jack Parow, Cameron van der Burgh, Rob van Vuuren, Katlego Maboe, Cindy Nell, Jade Hubner, Irma G, Zoe Brown, Richard Stirton and Leigh-Anne Williams to mention a few.

There was no shortage of action in the Red Heart Rugby Division with over 100 teams playing in seven different divisions. W.P. Barbarians walked away with the top honours in the League of Hearts Veteran’s Division while Durbell were winners in the Masters Division. Continue reading

With restaurants popping up all over Jozi, it’s an exciting time for foodies across the city. It’s not difficult to believe that healthy food trends remain at the focus of the year ahead, as well as the occasional surprise coming from vegetarian dishes now taking the spotlight.

So what can we expect for this year’s food forecast as a whole? Radisson Blu Sandton Hotel’s Executive Chef, Vonique van Zyl, shares upcoming foodie trends set to make an impact in 2017.

Modern breakfast twists

Gone are the days where the expected menu options for your first meal of the day were cereal, eggs and fruit. As well as people opting for fresh sushi or salad, for those seeking a warmer treat, traditional curries are set to become a go-to dish for South Africans this year.

Desserts gone wild

In 2016 it was the mega milkshake, but it seems that sweet treats are getting bigger and more indulgent than ever before. Colossal cakes and decadent desserts, covered in chocolate and smothered in sweets are set to make an appearance, giving dessert lovers everywhere a little slice of heaven.

Health-conscious spices                           Continue reading

A move which comes into effect on Monday 13 February 2017 will see all but six of the City’s 35 public swimming pools close during the week until the end of summer as part of the City’s water-saving measures. 

Due to the current Level 3b water restrictions implemented in the City of Cape Town, the City is changing the operating times at all public swimming pools for the remainder of the summer season.

With the exception of Sea Point, Mnandi Resort pool, and four indoor facilities in Long Street, Retreat, Blue Downs and Strand, all public swimming pools will be closed from Monday to Thursday, starting on Monday 13 February 2017. The swimming pools will only be open to the public from 14:00 until 17:00 on Fridays and from 10:00 – 17:00 on Saturdays and Sundays until the end of March when pools will close for the winter season.

The Newlands, Westridge and Trafalgar pools will be closed for the remainder of the summer season as a result of repairs and upgrades. Continue reading

The City of Cape Town’s Naming and Nomination Committee this morning, 8 February 2017, recommended that the City undertake a public participation process regarding the proposal to commemorate the life and work of the late President Nelson Mandela with a statue and exhibition at City Hall. Read more below:

The proposed project – the installation of a statue of the late President Mandela and a permanent exhibition at the City Hall – forms part of the National Liberation Heritage Route, an initiative of the National Heritage Council and the National Department of Tourism.

A report detailing the proposal served before the City’s Naming and Nomination Committee who recommended to the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, that the City undertake a public participation process to engage with Capetonians about the intended memorialisation of Madiba at City Hall. Continue reading

Romance will reign at GrandWest during the month of love with a host of special experiences to be enjoyed in February 2017. The culinary teams at many of GrandWest’s restaurants have put together special menus which simply ooze romance, while there are also shows, live entertainment and movies for couples to enjoy together.

“From sumptuous dinners at our beautiful restaurants, to romantic movies and live entertainment, we have got Valentine’s covered,” says Elouise Matthys, PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest.
Cape Town Fish Market will stage two promotions on Valentine’s Day. The first promises an exclusive and intimate experience on the restaurant’s upper level. Numbers will be limited to 30 couples who will be served by waiters wearing tuxedos and treated to live entertainment by Chris Rain. The cost for the mouthwatering, three course meal is R550 per couple. Downstairs, guests will enjoy a slightly less formal tapas and wine pairing experience for R200 per person. Continue reading

A line-up of celebrated artists will grace the stage at the Grand Arena, GrandWest for Music Alla Kaap on 18 February 2017. This will be the fifth time that GrandWest has played host to the anticipated showcase of Cape based entertainers. Produced by well known Alistair Izobell, Music Alla Kaap 2017 features international star Judy Boucher and South African performers Emo Adams, Garth Taylor, Candice Nicole Thornton, Nur Abrahams and Madeegha Anders. Award winning comedian Marc Lottering is the host for the evening.

According to GrandWest’s PR and Promotions Manager, Elouise Matthys, the Music Alla Kaap series has been well supported over the years and is a celebration of Cape Town’s diverse musical talent. Tickets are on sale at Computicket and range in price from R120 per person.

Boucher has had international success with many of her songs including “Dreaming of a little island”, “Tears on my pillow, “Can’t be with you tonight”, “You caught my eye” and “My Heart is yearning”. Hailing from the Caribbean, Boucher rose to international acclaim when her album Can’t be with you tonight climbed to the number two spot on the United Kingdom charts.

Izobell, who will also perform in the show, is one of the champions of local music and a well known performer. His recent successes include; Kaapse Stoep Stories, Remembering the Lux, Kaapse Jol and writing the theme song for the Kyknet soap opera Suidooster. Continue reading

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