The festive season is the time for family-styled fun at The Boardwalk. From 9 to 15 December 2019, there will be an entertaining puppet show for the little ones to enjoy. The puppet show organised by The Boardwalk in conjunction with Obed Productions will be at 13h00 at The Boardwalk Amphitheatre. Tickets will be available at the door and cost R20 each. Proceeds will be donated to Khayalethu Youth Centre.
Other fun, family friendly activities at The Boardwalk include:
Speedway Go-Kart Track – an action-packed grand prix track for emerging speedsters situated behind Vodacom Amphitheatre. Minimum heights apply. Trading hours: 15h00 to 23h00 on Fridays. 10h00 to 23h00 on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Magic Company – an amusement arcade with the latest computer and simulation games. Kids can choose from go karts, mini golf, bumper boats and a 3D/4D motion theatre. Trading hours: 10h00 to 22h00 from Sunday to Thursday. 10h00 to 00h00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
The countdown to the end-of-year summer break has begun, but it’s also the season when many South Africans fall prey to tummy bugs, unexpected colds, migraines and other nasties which can spoil the holiday fun.
Alisha Mackintosh, Allergy and Immunity Portfolio Manager at Pharma Dynamics says it’s likely that certain changes in our routine may be to blame.
“During the holidays we travel more, eat out-, shop- and party more. We stay up late and are perhaps a little more relaxed about hygiene, which can weaken our immune system and make us more susceptible to viruses and bacteria.”
TOP SONGS OF 2019: SOUTH AFRICA playlist:
APPLE MUSIC GLOBAL TOP STREAMED ALBUM OF 2019
Billie Eilish – WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
APPLE MUSIC GLOBAL TOP 10 STREAMED SONGS OF 2019
1. Lil Nas X – Old Town Road (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)
2. Post Malone & Swae Lee – Sunflower
3. Ariana Grande – thank u, next
4. Ariana Grande – 7 rings
5. Billie Eilish – bad guy
6. Post Malone – Wow.
7. Meek Mill – Going Bad (featuring Drake)
8. Halsey – Without Me
9. Gunna & Lil Baby – Drip Too Hard
10. Travis Scott – SICKO MODE
APPLE MUSIC’S 2019
Alternative – Billie Eilish
Classical – Ludovico Einaudi
Country – Luke Combs
Hip-Hop – Drake
African Artist – Burna Boy
Pop – Ariana Grande
R&B – Khalid
Rock – Queen
J-Pop Artists – aimyon
K-Pop Artists – BTS
Latin – Bad Bunny
APPLE MUSIC SOUTH AFRICAN TOP 10 STREAMED SONGS OF 2019
FORMER MINISTER OF FINANCE TREVOR MANUAL AND NORA DAWUD, TOP IMMIGRATION LAWYER AND FOUNDER OF BLACK PEN IMMIGRATION & RECRUITMENT, REVEAL THE BIGGEST CAUSE OF YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN SA – A SURPRISE TO ALL THAT ATTITUDE DURING THE HIRING PROCESS IS A FAR BIGGER PROBLEM THAN LACK OF SKILLS
HUNDREDS OF YOUTH FROM JOE SLOVO, MILNERTON, PROVIDED WITH SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION BY ONE OF SA’S TOP IMMIGRATION LAWYERS AND RECRUITMENT SPECIALISTS ON HOW TO “GAIN A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE OVER OTHERS WHEN JOB HUNTING”
JOE SLOVO (MILNERTON), CAPE TOWN: As the youth unemployment rate continues to increase in South Africa, the Youth Unemployment Prevention Programme (YUPP) hosted a seminar for approximately 300 youth in Joe Slovo, Milnerton, this past week. The motivation behind the event was in order for those in attendance to gain a significant revelation about how to get a competitive advantage above others when job hunting, with Nora Dawud, top immigration lawyer and Founder of Black Pen Immigration & Recruitment, sharing her extensive knowledge she has gained over the years as a specialist in the field.
Apple Music has launched its Summertime Sounds campaign featuring playlists from some of South Africa and the world’s biggest celebrities and influencers.
It includes a broad selection of playlists curated by top celebrities and musicians from South Africa and around the globe including; Boity, Pearl Thusi, Rich Mnisi, Kendall Jenner, DJ Zinhle, Jeannie D, Nadia Jaftha, Nakhane, Kim Jayde, Nandi Madida, Khalid, Shawn Mendes, Celeste Ntuli, the Sobekwa Twins, Karen Zoid, Terry Pheto and many more.
Says DJ Zinhle: “African music is on the rise so my playlist comprises mostly African music. This makes me so proud because we are producing quality music that is also appreciated by the rest of the world. We are producing sounds that are true to us.”
Of her selection Pearl Thusi explains: “These are songs that either lift my soul or help me go through certain emotions whether comfortable or uncomfortable. Music marks time and sometimes takes me back to a beautiful moment.” Her eclectic pick ranges from Brenda Fassie’s Weekend Special and Coldplay’s Fix It to Rihanna’s Love on the Brain and Tracy Chapman’s She’s Got Her Ticket.
Boity – whose tracks include some of her own hits as well as Sho Madjozi’s John Cena track and music by Samthing Soweto, Beyonce, Chris Brown and Drake – says she picked the songs “because I feel that it is the perfect playlist to not only motivate me to go hard in the gym and be about my business but to also create the perfect vibes for a great summer.” Continue reading
– Uniforia is created to reflect the Pan-European spirit of next year’s tournament –
– adidas fused art and football to create a ball that speaks to the power of coming together –
– Uniforia ball marks the 60th anniversary of the tournament, to be held across 12 host cities for the first time –
Herzogenaurach, November 6, 2019: adidas today reveals Uniforia – the Official Match Ball for UEFA EURO2020TM. Named in honour of the unity and the euphoria that football can bring, the ball is designed to celebrate the togetherness that next year’s tournament will inspire across the continent as part of its new look for 2020.
Drawing inspiration from the tournament’s revamped format which will see it played out across 12 different European countries for the first time ever, Uniforia’s design commemorates the notion of crossing bridges, blending borders and diversity of fan and athlete through a unique collision of art and football. These elements were the starting point for the design process of the ball which began in 2018.
Anika Marie Kennaugh, Product Designer at adidas, commented: “When designing an Official Match Ball, we always look to reflect culture; what is the spirit of the street that we can proudly showcase in the stadium. What we saw in our cities – all our key cities – is the need to come together and unite for change. As one of the major sporting events in the world, UEFA EURO2020TM is a great opportunity to proudly showcase the power of unity and to celebrate sport as a connector of people, ideas and creativity.”
Uniforia’s design features bold, black brush-stroke style lines running across the ball, symbolising the blurring of boundaries and crossing of borders as reflective of the competition’s new transcontinental format. These broad strokes are interjected with flashes of bright, light colours throughout, as a celebration of the tournament’s diversity and bringing together of different cultures. Continue reading
Well, here’s some good news for your Friday afternoon.
Just hours after KFC started a manhunt for a couple who got engaged in one of its restaurants, the fast food outlet confirmed that they had been found.
“South Africa, you guys are amazing! We’ve found the beautiful couple … We’re meeting Bhut’ Hector and his lovely bride Nonhlanhla. We’ll keep you posted,” they wrote.
Full story here:
An ugly feud is about to break out as a dark cloud looms over the Bhengu family. The beloved Bhengu Brothers have been at loggerheads for close to eternity, and as the clock keeps ticking and tocking, a family implosion is on the horizon.
Hard-headed Bhengu brothers Zimele and Phakade are about to turn on each other. And their sons Nkululeko and Zithulele, heirs to the Maluju Oil company, will experience a surprising showdown that will shock even the most loyal IMBEWU fan.
As the impending clash beckons, an exceptional star is about to rise. He enters our world as an unassuming stranger on the run, and now Nkanyiso Mcunu played by Nkululeko Sibiya is blowing up.
Hardship, pain, and hostility are some of the words that can describe Nkululeko’s upbringing. Raised to believe he was an orphan, Nkululeko grew to be resentful in character, and the idea of family didn’t exist to him. His heavy hatred was directed towards his father, and he held him responsible for his lack of growing up in a typical traditional household. However, he had a whole lot of ambition and plan for his life. Nkululeko has evolved from military intelligence to head of security at Maluju Oil, and his rise now finds him as a shareholder in the company. All these blessings are courtesy of the newly formed bond and approval he receives from his long-lost father, Ngcolosi Bhengu.
Sasha-Lee Laurel Olivier, voted one of the most beautiful women in the country at the Miss South Africa competition, is going to represent South Africa at the Miss World pageant.
On December 14, she will join contestants from all around the world in London to compete in one of the best-known beauty pageants around the globe.
Sasha-Lee, who was sexually abused as a child, has chosen to support, inspire and help girls, boys, women and men who have had a similar experience as part of her Miss World ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ campaign.
Using #ItsNotYourFault as her slogan, she is determined to use the very public platform that Miss World provides to bring solace to women (and men) who are survivors of sexual assault.
“A very deep sense of shame accompanies rape and long term sexual abuse. Those who have suffered at the hands of the predators and perpetrators feel responsible for their own abuse, and are profoundly ashamed of what is happening, or has happened, to them. We need to desperately change the status quo regarding this – the shame does not belong to the victim at all.”
RWC-winning Springboks’ arrival in South Africa
The 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok squad are due to arrive back in South Africa on a number of flights from Japan over a two day period between Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 November.
Rassie Erasmus, the Director of Rugby, Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and vice-captain Handre Pollard are amongst the first batch of the Springbok squad members who are due to arrive from Japan. The first flights are expected to land in Johannesburg at approximately 16h30-16h45 on Tuesday.
The three will be amongst several RWC-winning squad members who will attend the official Springbok arrivals media conference at the media centre at International Arrivals, OR Tambo International Airport.
The Springboks will kick off their RWC Champions Tour in Gauteng on Thursday 7 November with the parade including stops in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto.
The RWC squad will also parade the Webb Ellis Cup in a number of other locations before concluding the tour in Cape Town on Monday, 11 November. Full details will be confirmed closer to the time.
The planned RWC Champions Tour stops are as follow:
Thursday, 7 November: Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto
Friday, 8 November: Durban
Saturday, 9 November: East London
Sunday, 10 November: Port Elizabeth
Monday, 11 November: Cape Town