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Friday, 18 August 2017

@CellC Playing for Pink Ladies Invitational Polo - A Toast to Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors

Hi Guys,

Glamour and goodwill will come together on Saturday, October 28 for the third time at the Cell C Playing for Pink Ladies Invitational Polo 2017 which takes place at the exquisite Inanda Club in Sandton, Johannesburg.

The annual event, presented by Edith Unlimited, seeks to raise funds for Reach for Recovery in support of breast cancer awareness, while at the same time offering guests an incredible day of sportsmanship, entertainment, high-fashion, retail therapy and pampering.

“Part of our role as pillars in our community is to offer our unfailing support to the women of our community who are in need. With one in every 26 women likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, it is up to us to come together to raise funds for those who do not have access to the support and care required to overcome this disease. The Cell C Playing for Pink Ladies Invitational Polo 2017 gives us a wonderful opportunity to celebrate everything that makes us uniquely feminine, while taking a stand for those who are not in a position to do so because of their illness,” says CEO of Edith Unlimited, Edith Venter.

Reach for Recovery is a non-profit organisation facilitating the support and care of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, those currently undergoing treatment, as well as those in remission. The initiative’s Ditto Project, aimed at helping women from lower income groups to regain their confidence after diagnosis and surgery, will also benefit from the day’s proceedings.
@CellC Playing for Pink Ladies Invitational Polo - A Toast to Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors
“Our organisation is built on the simple principle that a woman who has endured and survived the trauma of breast cancer will give freely of her time, experience and care to another woman faced with the same diagnosis.The Cell C Playing for Pink Ladies Invitational Polo 2017 proves that in fact this is true of all men and women, and even those whose lives have not been touched by this disease are willing to do what they can in support of women with breast cancer. For this reason, we feel truly honoured to be part of this incredible occasion,” adds Reach for Recovery National Chairperson, Stephane Jacobs.

“The Cell C Playing for Pink Ladies Invitational Polo 2017 is in its third tenure and we, as Cell C, are proud sponsors of such an auspicious and elegant event. Cell C’s core focus is women empowerment and an event such as this, is the perfect vehicle to raise awareness and show our support to those women affected by, as well as those victorious, in defeating this disease. We once again look forward to hosting a world-class event in support of a meaningful cause,” concludes Managing Executive of the Cell C Foundation, Suzette van der Merwe.

Tickets are available at Ticketpro, with general access starting at R650 per ticket. Visit to book your entrance to this truly prestigious occasion. Hospitality packages are also available and can be secured by contacting Edith Unlimited on 011 783 5887 or visiting
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Thursday, 10 August 2017

@MontecasinoZA Makes Mandela Minutes Count #MandelaDay2017 @TsogoSun #TsogoCSR

Hi Guys,

It was all action for Montecasino and Tsogo Sun head office staff, at Diepsloot Primary School no. 4, and further afield on 14 July when hundreds of staff volunteers participated in a wide range of community upliftment projects in celebration of Mandela Day.

Diepsloot Primary School No. 4, which, along with several other Diepsloot schools, has been benefiting from Montecasino’s CSI activities for over four years, saw eager teams of Tsogo Sun volunteers and members of the community, knuckle down to school improvement jobs that included creating a Grade R play area, laying bricks outside the kitchen, refurbishing the school library with books and shelves, and laying grass outside and erecting a canopy on the early childhood development Edutainer classroom that was donated and installed by Tsogo Sun in March this year.
Jacques Booysen (Tsogo Sun’s CEO)
Jacques Booysen (Tsogo Sun’s CEO)
Back at the Montecasino precinct and adjacent Head Office, staff packed items already donated by employees and blankets knitted for Precious Babies, which provides newborn hampers for disadvantaged mothers leaving hospital with their babies. The books that had been collected over many weeks were also packed up and delivered to Diepsloot Primary School No. 4 and Itirele-Zenzele Secondary School for their libraries.

In the Montecasino Bird Gardens, orphans from Barkston Place were treated to a tour of the gardens, a Flight of Fantasy show, and a delicious lunch. Volunteers also invested their Mandela minutes at the Society for Animals in Distress, where they provided whatever help the welfare care for animals organisation needed, while others joined Tsogo Sun’s Sandton Convention Centre team in packing at the massive Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Event.
Montecasino Staff at Precious Babies Packing  LtoR: Carla Pimenta; Leandra Neuwenhuys; Wander Ncube & Florence Ntlemeza
Montecasino Staff at Precious Babies Packing LtoR: Carla Pimenta; 
Leandra Neuwenhuys; Wander Ncube & Florence Ntlemeza
 Mike Page, newly appointed GM at Montecasino, was impressed at the range of Mandela Day initiatives and the commitment by his staff to make a difference. “Our aim is to ensure that every visitor to Montecasino has a memorable experience. This Mandela Day, we took that a step further, and did our best to give many disadvantaged children and adults in our local communities something good, something they will remember with happiness.”

Adds Shanda Paine, Tsogo Sun Group CSI Manager, “Giving and sharing among disadvantaged communities – from the top levels of our organisation right through the ranks – has become a deep-rooted part of the Tsogo Sun mindset as a whole. It’s so encouraging to see that every year we seem to do better than the year before, and our Mandela Day minutes add up to a significant contribution to improving society.”

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@MontecasinoZA Launches Munch-Worthy 50% #Movie Discount till 31 Aug 2017

Hi Guys, 
Inspired by their massive 50% off movie promotion -any movie, any time, any ticket on any day, Montecasino had motorists munching in the traffic with a surprise popcorn treat.

Montecasino’s 50% discount runs till 31 August – perfectly timed for keeping the kids entertained throughout the holiday. So there is still some weeks left to fulfill all your heart's desires to watch all movies on big screen.

With a variety of movies to fill their days, the movie line-up for July and August includes Spiderman: Home Coming, Despicable Me 3, Son of Bigfoot, When Happy Met Sejal and many more.
@MontecasinoZA Launches Munch-Worthy 50% Movie Discount till 31 Aug 2017
The flagship property of gaming, hotel and leisure giant Tsogo Sun, Montecasino – South Africa’s premier entertainment destination – is ideally located in the heart of Fourways in Johannesburg. An award-winning ‘world at play’ where local and international pleasure-seekers and business travellers will find every possible entertainment and hospitality option, Montecasino boasts a broad range of unique and versatile, five-star corporate hospitality, conferencing and events venues and facilities, various entertainment options for all ages, a glittering casino, numerous retail shopping experiences, three distinctly different luxury Tsogo Sun hotels – including the palatial Palazzo, the fun and trendy SunSquare at Montecasino and the contemporary Venetian-style Southern Sun Montecasino – three theatres, including the award-winning Teatro at Montecasino, an outdoor Piazza and entertainment area, a wide variety of stylish restaurants, bars and supper clubs, numerous children’s entertainment options and luxury office park, all perfectly packaged to offer the very best in sophisticated entertainment options that deliver a unique and memorable experience.

Visitors to Montecasino are immediately captivated by the Tuscan theming and lively buzz that is so much a part of the experience across all four corners of this all-encompassing leisure precinct – an atmosphere that keeps them returning again and again. Add to this the ample parking and convenient location just off the main commuter routes – a few hundred metres from the off-ramps of major highways from Pretoria, the East Rand, the West Rand, O.R. Tambo International Airport and Lanseria International Airport – it is clear to see why Montecasino attracts in excess of 9.3 million visitors annually. For more information, visit or


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@Tumi_Morake Gathers Up Her Comedy Friends for A Night of Hilarious Proportions @BluBloodSA

Hi Guys, 

Friends are the family you choose, and when you put eight comical friends on one stage, you get a guaranteed night of laughs and entertainment. Tumi and Friends will have audiences in stiches at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg on the 12th August, 2017.

With a pool of incredibly talented local comedians, Tumi Morake has rounded up some of her friends in the industry – pure comic forces to be reckoned with - and the stellar line-up includes Alan Committie, Angel Campey, Lihle Msimang, Mpho Popps, Ndumiso Lindi, Sifiso Nene and Tracey-Lee Oliver.

Not stopping for a second, Tumi Morake’s impressive resume includes radio host, presenter, TV show host, brand ambassador, actress and Queen of Comedy – her unique ability to deliver all the laughs and right punches has become synonymous with what fans have come to expect from this clever, witty and hilarious comedian.

No end to his talents, Alan Committie is one of South Africa’s leading stand-up comics. He has travelled all over the globe sharing his hilarious brand of madness.

With only a few years in the funny business, Angel Campey has already featured on several major festival and arena comedy line-ups. Her brand of observational humour has been dubbed ‘comedy for the discerning young South African’.
@Tumi_Morake Gathers Up Her Comedy Friends for A Night of Hilarious Proportions @BluBloodSA
Lihle “Lindzy” Msimang is a bag of laughs. Vibrant and energetic, Lihle’s ‘clean’ comedy adds a well-needed feature to the face of comedy and appeals to a wide audience.

With a unique style all of his own, Mpho Popps’ tempting stage personality, hilarious social commentary and high-energy impersonations has entertained South Africans around the country.

From the first time you see Ndumiso Lindi, you can’t help but feel good. His novel blend of nu-school style and solid tradition makes for a brilliant and outstanding South African comedy act. His deep voice, soul-warming smile, booming laughter, original content and seamless delivery leaves you proud to be African and laughing from the belly.

On stage telling jokes is where Sifiso Nene is most comfortable. He is known for putting a humorous twist to his day-to-day experiences.

Tracey-Lee Oliver is a powerhouse singer, comedian and actress. While she is no stranger to the stage, her move to musical comedy has taken her to another level.

You will be in very good company when Tumi And Friends take to the stage on Saturday, 12 August, 2017 at 20h00 at the Centre Court. Emperors Palace is located at 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park. Tickets from R150 – R350 and are available through Computicket. The show is age restricted PG16.

Another great production brought to you by Blu Blood. Follow Blu Blood on Twitter @BluBloodSA or visit for more information.
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What if #SouthAfrica had a Coloured President? @CarvinGoldstone 25-26 Aug 2017 @BluBloodSA

Hi Guys,

This August, the Baxter Theatre will play host to one of South Africa’s most-loved comedians. Having performed to local and international sell-out audiences, Carvin Goldstone will make his official debut at the Concert Hall on the 25th and 26th of August with his hilarious one-man, family comedy show, Coloured President.

Coloured President explores the hilarious nature of the South African and world political arena, and of course, what South Africa would be like if it had a coloured president. This all while keeping it a clean, no-swearing, laugh-a-minute affair suitable for the whole family.

“This is my most daring and colourful show. There are lots of off-the-wall ideas, impersonations and everyday characters in some not-so-everyday situations,” comments Carvin about what audiences can expect from the show.

The show has reached success across South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, New Zealand and Australia and has even enjoyed a two-month run earlier this year at the MSC Sinfonia’s 700-seater San Carlo Theatre with several standing ovations.
What if #SouthAfrica had a Coloured President? @CarvinGoldstone 25-26 Aug 2017 @BluBloodSA
“I have performed Coloured President across the country and overseas and I can promise that this will be one of the funniest one-man shows that Cape Town has seen,” he adds.

Durban-based funny man, Carvin Goldstone is a multiple award-winning comic and journalist and he eagerly awaits the 2017 Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards where he is nominated for three categories (Flying Solo Award, The Nando’s Best Friend of Comedy and Savanna Comic of the Year).

Tickets for Coloured President are available at R150 per person and can be booked through Computicket (online or the in-store outlets including at Checkers and Shoprite). The show starts at 20h15. The Baxter Theatre Centre is located on Main Road in Rondebosch, Cape Town.

Brought to you in association with Blu Blood (@BluBloodSA /
Social Media Links: Facebook: CarvinH Twitter: @carvingoldstone Instagram: carvingoldstone

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Luxury #Smartphone Design Made Accessible @STKlifeProducts #STKSync5e #BornInLondon

Hi Guys,

STK, the born-in-London smartphone brand, has expanded its fast-growing product range in South Africa by bringing the STK Sync 5e Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) smartphone with 5-inch high-definition display to the local market. Crafted with a blend of the finest materials and a beautiful aesthetic design, the Sync 5e offers a luxurious smartphone experience at a wallet-friendly price.

The Sync 5e’s HD / IPS display technology with glass delivers a crisp and vibrant viewing experience from any angle. In addition to a 13 megapixel, rear-facing camera for capturing your memories in vivid detail, you can also snap the ultimate selfie at any the time of the day with a front facing 5 megapixel camera complemented by a flash.

Supporting dual SIMs, the STK Sync 5e boasts a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of memory (expandable to 32GB) and 1GB of RAM to offer a smooth performance for your media apps. It lets you do all the things you’ve always wanted to do, within a streamlined STK user experience.

Says Eben Heunis, Regional Manager at STK South Africa: “The Sync 5e embodies our London passion for redefining luxury by merging design, innovation and technology to create beautiful mobile devices. For the more demanding customer, the Sync 5e Android smartphone is an affordable, impressive and attractive smartphone that you can show off to your friends, families and co-workers.
Luxury #Smartphone Design Made Accessible In #SouthAfrica @STKlifeproducts #STKSync5e #BornInLondon
Three-year warranty
Like all STK mobile devices, the Sync 5e comes with a three-year warranty and features the preloaded STK Care ‘smartphone doctor’ app. STK Care runs silently to keep your device fully optimised and brand new every day saving customers time and money by avoiding to have to come back to the store of purchase with any concerns.

In addition to allowing users to easily run tests to detect any hardware/software issues and fix them on the spot, STK Care also has a Live Chat feature, allowing users to chat with an STK Care technician, 365 days a year. STK has teamed up with AVG to offer the world’s best smartphone security and protection for free.

The Sync 5e is available from major retailers across southern Africa, including PEP, Ackermans, The Foschini Group, OK and Shoprite, with a recommended retail price of R999.

About STK

#BornInLondon, STK is a 24 year old mobile technology firm dedicated to offering premium, forward-thinking accessories and smartphones. Built upon an ethos of innovation and creativity, STK strives enhance and enrich your Smart Life, challenging the norm by creating exceptional products that serve the purpose of enhancing the way people live through technology. The company’s passion lies in redefining luxury by merging design, innovation and technology to create beautifully-crafted accessories and mobile devices.
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Zuko Discovers True Meaning of Sharing Not On #SocialMedia #ShareGenerous @Mugg_and_Bean

Hi Guys,

While double-tapping a perfect photo, placing a flattering filter over a moment and securing an admirable number of ‘likes’ online is certainly gratifying, can it really compare to the warmth and generosity of human interaction in the real world? Experts agree that while social media may have its place, it is no substitute for the joy of sharing generously of one’s time and attention.

Mugg & Bean is a brand known for giving more, evidenced by their giant muffins and slices of cake, their bottomless coffee and hot chocolate and unhurried, relaxed atmosphere. This season, they are on a mission to bring the real meaning of sharing and generosity back to our everyday lives. “In today’s digital era, the very definition of sharing is becoming lost in the clutter of ‘likes’, filters and perfect camera angles,” says Mugg & Bean Marketing Executive, Jacquie Schultz.

As patrons of Mugg & Bean well know, the simple act of meeting over a bottomless cup of coffee or an indulgent meal invites meaningful conversation, whether it’s between friends, family or business associates – people being generous with their time, sharing real face-to-face connection. This generosity is something aspiring musician Zuko discovered first-hand, when the brand’s marketing team staged a birthday surprise, which realised the true sentiment of birthday wishes her friends sent her for her birthday.
Zuko Discovers True Meaning of Sharing And It's Not On #SocialMedia #ShareGenerous @Mugg_and_Bean
By secretly bringing her family and friends together so they could surprise her and wish her in person while she was on, what she thought was, a normal Mugg & Bean commercial shoot, Zuko experienced the power of true generosity of spirit and sharing. “The rush of warmth I felt when my family arrived in-person to wish me happy birthday cannot be described. I hadn’t seen them for many months and I had to pinch myself to believe this experience was real,” says Zuko.

“When we engage with social media it’s very easy to think that we are maintaining our connection with our loved ones, but the fact of the matter remains that we are simply keeping tabs on them. By ‘liking’ or even ‘loving’ their posts we are not actually engaging with our friends. For me there is nothing like face-to-face human interaction,” adds Zuko.

The poignant moment was captured and turned into a television commercial to convey the importance of reconnecting people in the real world. To further support the local flavour of the advertisement, local award-winning artists, Majozi and Tresor’s latest track The Woods was used as the catchy tune.

“At Mugg & Bean we’re passionate about bringing back the kind of sharing that shows the real meaning of sharing and generosity, which leaves the world feeling more wonderful,” concludes Schultz.

It would seem that Mugg & Bean certainly has a point. Perhaps it is time to welcome a touch of real sharing back into our daily lives. Be part of the movement and #ShareGenerous, so that together with Mugg & Bean, we bring back the true meaning of sharing!


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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

What’s On Snippet @SilverstarZA #August2017 @TsogoSun #Krugersdorp #Jozi

Hi Guys, 

Night Out for 2 – from 28 July to 28 September
Enjoy great entertainment at Silverstar with the Night Out for 2 package. Launching on 28 July and running until 28 September 2017, couples can enjoy a scrumptious meal, an option of movie tickets or Ten Pin Bowling, drinks vouchers and more. The package is available for only R250, with a saving of over R200 – now that’s great value entertainment! For more details on this fantastic offer, please, Ts and Cs apply.

Barnyard Theatre
Join us for a unique theatre experience at Silverstar, with an incredible line-up of live entertainment. Patrons can catch these shows at the Barnyard Theatre this August:
  • Kidz Rock the Hits on Saturday 12 August, 02 September & 23 September 2017
  • n’ Aand in Nashville met Anders on Saturday, 12 August 2017
  • UK vs USA Top 40, running until 20 August 2017
  • Divas Who Rock, running from Wednesday, 23 August to Sunday, 08 October 2017
  • Chris Chameleon on Saturday, 26 August
Look out for Clint & Co CCR Tribute as well as Dan Patlansky live on stage in September. Tickets are available from or at Silverstar Box Office. Silverstar Rewards cardholders can save up to 20% on tickets prices.

Boktown – 19 August, 30 September, and 07 October 2017
The Springboks will soon be taking on three of our biggest rival nations in the upcoming 2017 Castle Lager Rugby Championship. They will be clashing against Argentina in August, Australia in September and then New Zealand in October. Join Silverstar and be part of the front-row action on the big screen. Springbok supporters who are not able to attend the games at the stadium can watch the games live on the biggest outdoor screen in the West Rand, and enjoy some great entertainment and exciting giveaways. Tickets are available at R30 per person at Ticket prices include a free local beverage, so don’t miss out!
What’s On Snippet @SilverstarZA #August2017 @TsogoSun #Krugersdorp #Jozi
SPLASH! The Water Circus – from 19 August to 17 September 2017
Silverstar is proud to launch the South African tour of SPLASH! - The Water Circus, presented by Weber Brothers Entertainment and Matthew Cook. Come and experience the magic of the circus presented in a custom built 12 metre diameter pool, with fantastic fountains and a laser light show. See over 40 artists direct from Russia performing a mix of the traditional circus acts you love, some unique never-before-seen-performances, as well as death defying extreme stunts, and spellbinding synchronised swimmers. 19 August to 17 September ONLY! Ticket prices range from R100 to R375 and Rewards cardholders save up to 20%. Book now on

Movies@ Silverstar
Catch the latest blockbuster movies@ Silverstar this August:
  • Baby Driver – 04 August
  • The Son of Bigfoot 3D – 11 August
  • Hitman’s Bodyguard – 18 August
  • Atomic Blonde – 25 August
Get in on all the action with the latest blockbusters! Remember to take advantage of the WOW Wednesdays movie discounts, or simply sign up to Silverstar’s Rewards Programme and enjoy ongoing movie discounts of up to 30%.

Dining at Silverstar

Cosy up with a variety of delightful food and drink offerings from a selection of restaurants and fast-food outlets at Silverstar. Whether you are looking to grab food on-the-go at Steers or Mi Vami; a family dining experience at Steak, Spur, Billy Gs; pub grub at Publicity or a romantic winter dinner date at Vigour and Verve, Colcaccios or Calistos, Silverstar offers a taste for everyone. Visit the newly-opened Aarya restaurant, owned by MasterChef SA winner, Chef Deena Naidoo. Aarya is guaranteed to offer you a unique dining experience with a menu that appeals to every palate.

Promotions at Silverstar this August:
Ready Set Drive - Another spectacular run of the Ready Set Drive promotion has officially launched at Silverstar. Running until 21 October 2017, chic new sets of wheels and cash prizes to the total value of R2.6 million up for grabs! For thirteen weeks, thirteen Renault Clios will be given away every Saturday at 20:00! Cash prizes are also up for grabs. To participate, players must earn points for entries by playing any Slots or Tables. This promotion is exclusive to Silverstar Rewards cardholders. 18+ only | Winners know when to stop. National Problem Gambling Counselling 0800 006 008. Rules with complete offer available at or at the Customer Services Desk.

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Global Chess Day celebrated in Diepsloot @MontecasinoZA @TsogoSun #TsogoCSR

Hi Guys,

The International Day of Chess was celebrated with fun chess games and lessons by Montecasino’s Tsogo Sun Moves for Life programme at five Diepsloot Primary Schools, from 25-28 July. The International Day of Chess, under the auspices of the World Chess Federation since 1966, traditionally falls on 20 July, and was celebrated by the Diepsloot pupils on their return from school holidays.

The aim of the activities for the three foundation grades was to focus on chess as an inclusive and entertaining sport that can be applied in many different aspects of learning.

Nationally, Tsogo Sun Moves for Life operates in 50 schools around the country, with 19 549 participating learners, 543 educators, and 17 tutors from the local communities. The programmes are sponsored by seven of Tsogo Sun’s casinos. Montecasino has been sponsoring the chess programme in Diepsloot for four years in five primary schools, accommodating 3 797children.
Global chess day celebrated in Diepsloot @MontecasinoZA @TsogoSun #TsogoCSR
Grade 3 learners from Paradise Bend Primary School in Diepsloot celebrating international chess day. (Left-Right) Pretty Ncube, Dineo Make, Morrison Sibanda and Thembani Sibanda
The participating primary schools are Reshomile, Diepsloot Primary No. 4, Muzomuhle, Paradise Bend, and Musenga Vhadzimu.

The chess fun and games took place during the normal chess lessons and included ‘chess charades’ for Grade 1s; ‘the chess piece is me’ for Grade 2s, where the kids used recycled media to design themselves as chess pieces, wrote about why they chose the piece, and shared their choices with their classmates; and a ‘tic tac chess tournament’ for Grade 3s, a chess version of noughts and crosses, where winners played winners until the last child standing became the grade winner.

Says Shanda Paine, Tsogo Sun’s Group CSI Manager, “The International Day of Chess activities over the four days were a huge hit with the children, who participated wholeheartedly, while gaining skills in chess, maths, communication, expression, reasoning, planning, creativity, self-confidence, and more, as well as creating greater awareness of the significant benefits that chess can offer every child within the schools and among parents.”
Global Chess Day celebrated in Diepsloot @MontecasinoZA @TsogoSun #TsogoCSR
Grade 1 Learners from Paradise Bend Primary School in Diepsloot celebrating international chess day :(left-right) Nathi Nkosi, Lesedi Madube,Nomathemba Mnguni (Montecasino) Thapelo Madube, Mduduzi Nkomo, Nkosana Sithole, Sboniso Ntobela (Montecasino), Siphamandla Ndebele and Backrow Sibonkosi Ncube
Mike Page, Operations Director and Complex GM of Montecasino, “Montecasino is very privileged to be in a position to take this value-adding chess programme to these children in Diepsloot. The Tsogo Sun Moves for Life chess programme intentionally links chess principles to life skills, mathematics, science and language, and impacting the improvement of the educational performance of as many children as possible.”

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Local Comedienne Receiving All The Right Attention @Khanyisa_Bunu @BluBloodSA

Hi Guys, 
Stand-up comedienne and actress, Khanyisa Bunu, has inked a management deal with leading South African artist and event management company, Blu Blood. And she’ll be opening for Trevor Noah’s upcoming tour in Johannesburg and Durban. What a way to celebrate ‘girl power’ this Women’s Month.

Hailing from the small town of Whittlesea in the Eastern Cape, where she was a high school Geography and English teacher, Khanyisa Bunu has always known she was funny. “There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t get a kick out of making my students or the teachers roar with laughter,” recalls Khanyisa.

As a child, Khanyisa was always the centre of attention, regaling her family with stores of her mischievous comings and goings at boarding school. And now she’s caught the attention of the local entertainment scene.
Local Comedienne Receiving All The Right Attention @Khanyisa_Bunu @BluBloodSA
Khanyisa relocated to Johannesburg in 2008 and shortly after, she decided to take a leap of faith and follow her talent, which saw her entering SABC 1’s reality TV show, So You Think You Are Funny?. Getting into the Top Six finals solidified her path, and she began to pursue a full-time career as a comedian, actress and entertainer.

Khanyisa has performed on some of South Africa’s most prestigious and well-known stages. Her performances have been revered by critics and show-goers alike. She has performed and hosted a number of major headline events too including Kings & Queens of Comedy, Blacks Only and the Comedy Central Roast Battle in 2016.

Khanyisa has performed on the international circuit too with outstanding performances in Botswana, Nigeria, Swaziland and most notably at the Greenwich Village Comedy Club in the capital of comedy, New York City.

Her comedy milestone in her career so far, was becoming the first woman to win the coveted Audience Choice Award at the 2015 Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards.

She has guest appeared on South African television screens as well and taken part in various televised comedy shows. Her most well-known performances have been on Season 4 of Ses Top La Season 4 on SABC 1 and her most current appearances on eTV’s Scandal.

She is also an accomplished writer and has written as a columnist for several community newspapers over the years. Her first Xhosa novel, Umbhodamo was published by Maskew Miller in 2013, to critical acclaim and is currently a setbook in the Eastern Cape for Grade 8 and 9.

Khanyisa’s brand of good, clean comedy sets her apart in the current world of stand-up and entertainment. “I see myself as a very versatile performer and I hope to one day produce and direct for television and the big screen. My dream is to be the most sought after female performer and comedian in Africa, and my journey is only just beginning,” adds Khanyisa.

Catch Khanyisa Bunu ruling the stage at the following venues over the next few weeks:
  • 9, 10, 11 August – Opening for Trevor Noah’s There’s A Gupta On My Stoep @ The Dome, Randburg
  • 12 August – TIPS & Friends @ The State Theatre, Pretoria
  • 13 August – Opening for Trevor Noah @ the Durban ICC
  • 17 August - Rustenburg
  • 18 August – Tshegisa Mosadi Comedy Show @ Mmabatho Palms
  • 25 August – Participating in the Delphic Council of SA Comedy Championships
  • 26 August – Carnival City
  • 31 August – Maboneng
  • 1 September – Daveyton
  • 16 September – UNISA, Pretoria
  • 29 September – Johannesburg
Follow Khanyisa Bunu: Twitter: @khanyisa_bunu Facebook: Khanyisa-Bunu
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Yusuf Cat Stevens Touring #SouthAfrica For the First Time @Showtime_SA #PeaceTrainTour

Hi Guys,

TEG DAINTY Presents in association with Showtime Management and Moonshadow Aus Pty, have today announced new dates for British singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Yusuf / Cat Stevens – who will tour South Africa for the first time this November.

The three-city 2017 concert tour commences in Johannesburg on the new date of Wednesday, 8 November 2017 at the TicketPro Dome, before moving to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town on Saturday, 11 November 2017. The tour will finish on Wednesday 15 November 2017 at Durban’s ICC Arena.

Paul Dainty, President and CEO of TEG DAINTY said today “Yusuf / Cat Stevens is one of music’s greatest legends with the greatest line up of hits, his live shows are renowned and critically acclaimed. I look forward to bringing Yusuf / Cat Stevens to South Africa for his first ever tour”.
Yusuf Cat Stevens Touring #SouthAfrica For the First Time @Showtime_SA #PeaceTrainTour
“We thank Yusuf’s fans and followers for their enthusiasm and support,” says Tony Feldman of Showtime Management. “We can’t wait to welcome this iconic artist to this country for his first tour.”

Show tickets are only available at Computicket and Webtickets (Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden). Tickets on sale this Monday August 7 at 9am.

The “Peace Train Tour” commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his first major hit single and debut album Matthew & Son released in 1967. It will offer local fans an unmissable concert event, including hits such as Wild World, Moonshadow, Father and Son, Peace Train and Morning Has Broken, as well as songs from his new album.

Wherever Yusuf Cat Stevens performs critics rave:

  • “....Yusuf played it as recorded, reminding all how rare are songs of such exquisite beauty. And how much we've missed them.” The Australian
  • “...there was nothing but love at a sold out (Rod Laver Arena show) last night with everyone waiting to hear that voice in person.” The Herald Sun
  • “Moonshadow Magic” The Daily Telegraph, or
JOHANNESBURG: Wednesday, 8 November 2017 at the TicketPro Dome, 8pm
CAPE TOWN: Saturday, 11 November 2017, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, 7pm
DURBAN: Wednesday, 15 November 2017, Durban ICC Arena, 8pm

Johannesburg and Durban: Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit or visit your nearest Computicket service centre.
Cape Town only: Webtickets,

Johannesburg: R1200, R1000 R850, R650, R450
Cape Town: General Access only - R850
Durban: R1200, R850, R650, R550, R450 
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