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Multi Grammy nominated artist Tevin Campbell to return to South Africa for 3 shows in July 2016

The Return of Tevin Campbell” 

Cape Town – GrandWest – 22 July 2016

Johannesburg – Carnival City – 23 & 24 July 2016

Marmalade Productions, presented by KFM are proud to announce The Black Ties and Lloyd Cele to support Tevin Campbell in Cape Town.

THE BLACK TIES: ADD A TOUCH OF CLASS AND A DASH OF STYLE

When three of South Africa’s premier entertainers came together in 2007, a little magic happened along the way… Ladies and Gentlemen, we’d like you to meet The Black Ties, starring Chad Saaiman, Keeno Lee and Lloyd Jansen. Entertaining, charming, witty and above all fun, The Black Ties are the ultimate cover band taking you on a music journey through your favourite songs all the way from Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and Lionel Ritchie to the likes of Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams and so much more! Continue reading

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With South Africa having recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of June 16, the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz gears up to embark on Geleza Kleva and Learn – an intensive three-day music industry development project which is aimed at budding young musicians. Through this initiative, the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz hopes to equip aspirant youth with guidelines on how to hone their musical talents while also building solid business acumen.

Geleza Kleva is a series of music industry workshops and masterclasses for young people and community members who have an interest in music. Renowned musician and educator, Concorde Nkabinde will help facilitate this second chapter of the Road to Standard Bank Joy of Jazz build up.

Learners will receive advice as well as be exposed to various music disciplines i.e. song writing, music composition, arrangement, playing music communally (bands and choirs), live performances, marketing their music, organising and managing musical events, and the business of music. Continue reading

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The Problem Building Unit, tasked with enforcing the City’s Problem Building By-law, has spent more than R150 000 in the last year securing problem properties. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Problem Building Unit has spent just shy of R158 000 in the last year to secure, clean and erect problem building sign boards at 42 properties across the city.

Section 7 of the Problem Building By-law allows the unit to repair, renovate, repaint, alter, close, demolish and remove all refuse or secure any problem building, at the cost of the owner, should the owner fail to comply with instructions to do so themselves within a specific period.

The Unit has been implementing this section of the by-law since the budget became available to do so in mid-2015. It is also finalising plans for its first demolition of a private property in Somerset West that has been on the Problem Building list for a number of years. Continue reading

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Samantha Allenberg, (30), who currently leads communications at Uber in Africa, is an Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) Vega graduate who believes that studying is the key to success but also that it is important to put the books aside, get outside and experience the world rather than just study it. Vega is an educational brand of The IIE.

With a BA from the University of Cape Town and an Honours Degree in Brand Strategy and Leadership from The IIE Vega School, Allenberg is responsible for driving Uber’s communication strategy across Sub-Saharan Africa. Continue reading

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Sandwich Baron, South Africa’s fastest growing sandwich franchise, is pleased to announce the finalists of its ‘Varsity Eat Off’ competition following round robin events at three Johannesburg universities in June.

At each of the three university campuses five students battled it out to see who could eat the most foot-long sandwich subs within 20 minutes. Three very hungry under-graduates emerged as winners: Philani Mlatshwayo (University of Johannesburg, eating three chicken mayo foot longs); Nkuleleko Diji (Wits University, also eating three); and Maui Pardise (AFDA, eating almost four foot longs). The three finalists will next compete against one another in July when the varsities reopen – and by which time they will have built up an appetite after the extravagances of their foot-long feast – where the final winner will be crowned the ultimate Sandwich “BARON”. In recognition of this competitive spirit, the winner will receive a free sub every week for one year. Continue reading

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Assisting children in the early stages of life is one of the most effective interventions government can make to ensure they grow up healthy and prosperous citizens, and an important part of DA’s Social Development priorities.

In a reply to parliamentary questions, the Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, revealed that his Department, in collaboration with other government departments and partnerships with the NPO sector, have a range of Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmes. To date, 76492 children have been able to access registered and funded ECD programmes and services and 7753 children access funded After School Care programmes. Continue reading

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Volunteering just 67 minutes can feed 450 000 hungry children for a year

For 450 000 vulnerable children, giving 67 minutes of your time for Nelson Mandela on Wednesday, 13 July can stave off their hunger for as long as a year.

To honour Nelson Mandela’s rich legacy of caring for those in need, Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa and Sun International’s GrandWest Casino are gearing up to pack 450 000 meals that will benefit children at the Early Childhood Development Centres supported by Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa, along with a number of non-governmental organisations partners.

The national Mandela Day commemoration will also take place at a further four Sun International properties, namely The Boardwalk in Port Elizabeth on 16 July, Sibaya in KwaZulu Natal on 18 July, Carnival City in Johannesburg on 19 July and Sun City on 20 July. Continue reading

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The RMI notes with concern the state of non-roadworthy and unlicensed heavy vehicles in operation on South Africa’s roads, highlighted by a recent report of four trucks and trailers being impounded in Mpumalanga.

The vehicles were taken off the road following an inspection by traffic authorities who found the rigs to be non-roadworthy and operating with fraudulent documentation, including invalid licenses.

The RMI’s concern is further exacerbated by the fact that RTMC data shows that that there have been 131 major crashes involving trucks in which 791 people have been killed and 726 injured between January, 2013 and May, 2016. The fatal crashes have taken place in KZN, Gauteng, the Free State, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape.

Commenting on the issue, RTMC spokesperson Simon Zwane says vehicle-related factors have been identified as the second most common contributing factor to the accidents, with human error or behaviour the lead cause. Continue reading

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