(South Africa – May 2016) The 2016 Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival takes place from 1 to 10 July 2016 and promises fun and exciting activities for the whole family. Besides the delicious oysters and many other seafood delights on offer, there’s a diverse programme of more than 100 events, with something for every age and interest.
To whet your appetite, here’s a look at just some of what’s lined up:
Sporting events for adults
- On Saturday, 2 and Sunday, 3 July Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour presented by Rotary
- On Thursday, 7 July Momentum Health OatWell DualX powered by Peptopro
Sporting events for children
- Sunday, 3 July Spur Rotary Knysna Children’s Cycle Tour – for children aged two to 9
- Saturday, 2 July The Casper Kids Adventure Run and from 1 – 10 July Dare 2 Dash Challenge for kids – for children aged six to eight
Cape Town – GrandWest – 22 July 2016
Johannesburg – Carnival City – 23 & 24 July 2016
Marmalade Productions are proud to bring Tevin Campbell back to South Africa after sold out performances in 2013.
Tevin Campbell was born in Dallas, Texas on November 12, 1976. At the age of 12, he became one of the youngest solo artists to ever be signed to a major record label. Quincy Jones took a special interest in Tevin’s talent and he appeared on Jones’ LP Back on the Block and was featured on “Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me),” which hit number one on the R&B charts in June 1990. Later that year, he appeared in Prince’s Graffiti Bridge film singing “Round and Round,” which Prince wrote for him and which became a gold single.
Next, in the summer of 1991, he appeared on the soundtrack to Boyz in the Hood singing “Just Ask Me To,” a Top Ten R&B hit. All of this set the stage for his debut album, 1991’s T.E.V.I.N., which went platinum and spawned two R&B chart-toppers, “Tell Me What You Want Me to Do” and “Alone with You,” as well as the R&B Top Five hit “Goodbye.” I’m Ready, released two years later, did even better, going double platinum and featuring three R&B chart hits — the number one “Can We Talk,” “I’m Ready,” which went Top Five, and “Always in My Heart,” which reached the Top Ten. Campbell’s compilation album “The Best of Campbell” was a huge international success, reaching multi-platinum status in Africa, Japan and the UK. Campbell has worked with some of the industry’s top writers and producers including Prince, Babyface, Al B. Sure, Narada Michael Walden, Wyclef and Sean “Diddy” Combs. Continue reading
The Emirates Lions consolidated their position at the top of the South African Vodacom Super Rugby group with a thrilling 56-20 victory over their neighbours, the Vodacom Bulls, in Pretoria on Saturday evening.
In doing so, the Johannesburg side went seven points clear of the Cell C Sharks in their Africa 2 conference and six points clear of the DHL Stormers in the collated South African group. It was also the first home loss for the Pretoria side this year.
And in Cape Town, the DHL Stormers edged the Toyota Cheetahs 31-24 in a close-fought encounter to register their first win in four matches, following two losses and a draw. The home side led the visitors 14-9 and scored three tries to two in the early Saturday fixture at DHL Newlands.
The Southern Kings beat a 13-man Jaguares side 29-22 in their clash in Port Elizabeth on Friday night at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
In Friday’s other matches, the Hurricanes won 27-20 over the Highlanders in Wellington and the Waratahs outscored the Chiefs 45-25 in Sydney. On Saturday, the Blues lost 21-26 to the Crusaders in Wellington while the Brumbies overpowered the Sunwolves 66-5 in Canberra. In the final Round 15 fixture played on Sunday morning in Melbourne, the Rebels edged the Force 27-22.
The competition will resume after the June internationals.
Allister Coetzee has named a new-look Springbok squad, including nine uncapped players, for the Castle Lager Incoming Series against Ireland, featuring three Tests in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.
The uncapped players who have forced their way into the Springbok squad are Garth April (flyhalf), Ruan Combrinck (wing), Faf de Klerk (scrumhalf), Nic Groom (scrumhalf), Steven Kitshoff (prop), Jaco Kriel (flank), Bongi Mbonambi (hooker), Sikhumbuzo Notshe (flank) and Scarra Ntubeni (hooker).
Coetzee picked 17 forwards and 14 backs to report for duty on Sunday afternoon for the start of a two week-long preparation camp in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. The squad will gather in Stellenbosch for the first week, before they break for two days and then reassemble on Sunday 5 June in Cape Town.
Coetzee said he was excited and looking forward to start working with his squad.
“The announcement of the squad, while hugely challenging, is a highlight of my career and a result of a lot of hard work and a huge amount of planning since my appointment,” said Coetzee.
“The selection of this squad was based on rewarding form and exposing young and upcoming local players to the Springboks, which is why priority was given to locally based players. We have many experienced players still available for selection, but we just felt that the time was right to look at the next generation. Continue reading
It’s that time of the year again when the country’s most-loved holiday festival returns to the
Garden Route. The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, which this year runs from 1 – 10 July, will again have a jam-packed programme with activities designed to keep absolutely everyone entertained, relaxed and exceptionally well-fed!
One of the biggest Festival highlights is the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster festival Comedy Shuckle set to take place at the Festival Pavilion on Thursday, 7 July.
This hugely popular evening of fun, food and laughter will be hosted by two of South Africa’s favourite comedians, Schalk Bezuidenhout and Kagiso Mokgadi – both of whom are well known for having their audiences in stitches.
As always oysters will take centre stage – prepared in every way possible. This is one night you can be assured a feast of this delicious delicacy. Look out for the Pick n Pay Oyster stand at the Festival Pavilion and enjoy! But make sure you don’t miss out and book your tickets early! Continue reading
On Monday, 23 May 2016 the Smile Breakfast presenters, Bobby Brown and Lindy Hibbard took on the challenge to raise 9040 beds for The Haven Night Shelter PBO by Friday, 27 May 2016. To do this, they needed each listener to participate in the challenge to donate R12 to help a less fortunate person to participate in The Haven’s rehabilitation program. The Haven Night Shelter which has 15 shelters throughout the Western Cape provides their residents with a rehabilitation program to integrate them back into their communities, providing each with food, shelter and the necessary social services required. Continue reading
Today I visited the SEDA Atlantis Renewable Business Incubator (SAREBI) in the Atlantis Industrial Area, co-located in an area that is fast becoming a focal point for the growth of the green economy and general manufacturing in Cape Town.
Atlantis is an area that has faced difficult social and economic challenges, including high unemployment. However, with particular targeted interventions by the City, notably the introduction of the Atlantis Investment Incentive Scheme, and collaboration with other spheres of government, the right enabling environment has been created for exciting new economic activity in the area. Continue reading
Following the unprecedented success of the Baxter Dance Festival last year (where close to 80 choreographers participated), the organisers are now calling for applications for 2016 from dance studios, schools, companies, groups and independent dance-makers, as well as proposals from choreographers (including a DVD of recent work).
The closing date for applications to participate in this year’s event is Friday, 24 June, at 5pm and choreographers are strongly encouraged to send in their submissions as early as possible.
The 2016 Baxter Dance Festival will take place from 6 to 15 October and comprises the Main Programme which will consist of invited and commissioned works, as well as work by established professional choreographers and companies. The Off-Main Programme on Saturday, 8 October, which will showcase work by up-and-coming choreographers (including student work), and the Fringe Programme on Saturday, 15 October, which will include work by youth groups, dance schools, school groups, traditional dance groups and others. Continue reading
A group of 14 social workers have already made an impact in their areas of deployment, tackling a number of social issues.
The City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate has added another layer to its basket of services: the deployment of 14 social workers.
The group will strengthen existing efforts to address social ills in 17 hotspot areas identified across the city and will focus specifically on the push/pull factors that result in people migrating to the streets. This includes truancy, substance abuse and domestic violence. Continue reading