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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

A Memoir - This Month Last Year - Sep 2016 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay

Hi Guys, 

September is the start of the spring season and also the launch events starting from iPhone to many others who wants to cash in on the festival season in India. This is the time when Hindu community starts their celebrations towards the festival of lights and in Johannesburg Spring Walks is the talk of the season which converts to Jacaranda takes the center stage in October. 

1. Escape to Planet rAge - The Awesome Gaming Expo 07 to 09 October 2016 @rAgeExpo @TicketProDome - http://www.thelifesway.com/2016/09/escape-to-planet-rage-awesome-gaming.html - rAge has been one of my favourite events and this was my 3rd year at the show and this time I went with my family. The show was fully packed and there was no space to walk too. I really missed the CNA shop but there has been some new brands to showcase their latest gaming technology. Again this year rAge expo will celebrate it's 15th anniversary and it's going to be even bigger and better. I am looking forward to this year's event. 

2. Sometimes you do a lot of stuff for several brands but receive nothing in return, so is the case with Huawei. I have always tried to win their sponsorship to get one of the best product either Mate series or the P series smartphone but it never happened till now. The number of posts I have done for them is much more than their most of the sponsored media and celebrities also but still nothing in return. These are all the posts in a single month of September 2016 for the brands leading to hundreds of tweets, retweets and other social media sharings. 
3. Acer Africa too launched several products this year as well as in IFA 2016 and send me various press releases to share on my channels. This year they launched their online shop and you can buy some of their products at some amazing deal prices at shopacer.co.za


This brand also feels that my social media influence is not that much but never received the data from their end as to how much it is? Sometimes, it makes me think to close down The Life's Way social media channels but then I see a lot of unfinished tasks at my hands that I can't close this business in such adversaries.
  
4. Lenovo in all my engagements till now, I have only received one 4gb pendrive that too at one smartphone launch and nothing else. I don't know what to say about the same but here are some posts which I did for them in Sep 2016. 


5. A Memoir - This Month Last Year - Sep 2015 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay - http://www.thelifesway.com/2016/11/a-memoir-this-month-last-year-sep-2015.html - My favorite stories from last years September and connecting the dots during those times. 

Spring Cleaning can be applied to all parts of your life if I think about it, it can be used to clean all those brands and PR companies where you are getting nothing in kind or favour. As social media is all about give and take and If I am not getting benefits out of the brand, I won't invest my time and efforts into that brand. It can also be applied to all your old stuff which you haven't used in the last year. It's just that we are attached to so many things and always think that it might be handy sometime or someday but that time never comes and we are caught in that vicious circle all the time. 

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@BangOlufsenSA Opens at V&A Waterfront #CapeTown #LikeNoOneElse #BangOlufsenSilo

Hi Guys,
 
Believing that what you create and bring into the world must be exceptional and has been the primary goal of Danish audio and television manufacturer Bang & Olufsen since 1925. For more than 90 years the company has defined or re-defined the way consumer electronics look, work and interact with users. It’s the story of a remarkable partnership between an engineer and a designer, determined to create the look of sound.
@BangOlufsenSA Opens at V&A Waterfront #CapeTown #LikeNoOneElse #BangOlufsenSilo
Now you can experience the beauty and magic of Bang & Olufsen at their flagship sensory store in Cape Town, located at the V&A Waterfront’s Silo District. The V&A Waterfront is one of Africa’s most visited destinations with 24 million visitors annually. The city prides itself in art-and-design, and that’s where the synergy was established.

“One of the most beautiful things about the brand is the design, that’s why we are so excited about being at the Silo District because it’s all about design…” says Shannon Rogotzki, Director of Bang & Olufsen South Africa, to Ryan O’ Connor on KFM. 
@BangOlufsenSA Opens at V&A Waterfront #CapeTown #LikeNoOneElse #BangOlufsenSilo
The brand offers consumers A-V equipment from a completely different point of view - that will leave them in awe while at the same time creating an emotional remembrance.

Once you step inside Bang & Olufsen of Silo you experience a feeling like no other. Time just stops and you begin to unwind as you focus your eyes on a plethora of beautiful design centric televisions, loudspeakers and much more. We focus on sharing stories about our brand that stays with you and deepens your interest. We believe that sharing stories creates an emotional association with our products.
@BangOlufsenSA Opens at V&A Waterfront #CapeTown #LikeNoOneElse #BangOlufsenSilo
Don’t forget to relax in our experience room for a moment. The B&O experience room secretly hides the majestic BeoVision 85” on a motorised stand and the top of range BeoLab 90 loudspeakers that pushes out 8200 watts of pure digital Bang & Olufsen Signature sound. Upon noticing them you feel goosebumps running through your body because you already know you are in for an experience like no other. All you need to do is sit back on the fine leather couches and take in the beautiful sight and sound you are about to witness.
 
Upon opening our doors to the public we are proud to launch two new products that everyone is looking forward to experience. The first is BeoSound Shape, a new wireless “off the wall” speaker system focused on the design conscious music lover. Designed by renowned Danish designer Olivind Slatto, the idea for BeoSound Shape was actually inspired by honeycombs & snowflakes due to their hexagon pattern. It was immediately decided that this will be the primary form because it will give audiophiles the freedom to constantly expand and build onto it until a unique design and optimised sound experience is achieved.
@BangOlufsenSA Opens at V&A Waterfront #CapeTown #LikeNoOneElse #BangOlufsenSilo
The second is BeoLab 50. A new wireless loudspeaker designed in light of BeoLab 5, the main objective for creating BeoLab 50 is to connect past & present Bang & Olufsen products with the latest technology used today. Amongst all the amazing features that are built into BeoLab 50, there is one that stands out and that’s the mechanical movement of the Acoustic Lens. We’re sure you have all seen the B&O Acoustic Lens pop-up from the dash of an Aston Martin either through a video or at an Aston Martin dealership at some stage, and we have to admit its absolutely amazing to see that.

Well, that’s what designers Thorsten Frackenpohl and Andre Poulheim achieved when they designed BeoLab 50. When the speaker is activated the acoustic lens slowly appears from the silver polished aluminium top and lights up. However, the acoustic lens has now been upgraded and gives you the ability to control the sound dispersion by achieving a wider or narrower listening experience.
@BangOlufsenSA Opens at V&A Waterfront #CapeTown #LikeNoOneElse #BangOlufsenSilo
Visit our showroom to experience BeoSound Shape, BeoLab 50 and other amazing HOME products for a personalised demo. If you’re looking for our portable & trendy range of headphones, earphones and portable Bluetooth speakers you will find them on display at the PLAY table.

The B&O PLAY Range of products are constructed from premium quality materials that you can feel between your fingers, and they are integrated with the latest technology to achieve acoustics like no other audio brand, so that you can experience true Bang & Olufsen signature sound. Our headphones, earphones and portable Bluetooth speakers deliver sound just as your favourite artist intended for it to be listened to.
@BangOlufsenSA Opens at V&A Waterfront #CapeTown #LikeNoOneElse #BangOlufsenSilo
Bang & Olufsen of Silo is open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm, and Saturdays between 9am and 2pm. If you would like to enquire about a particular product or just want to experience our range, feel free to book a demo, pop by the new flagship store, or email us at info@beo-sa.com. #BangOlufsenSA #LikeNoOneElse #BangOlufsenSilo 
 
Email: silo@beo-sa.com or info@beo-sa.com
Connect on Facebook: /Bang & Olufsen South Africa
Connect on Twitter: @BangOlufsenSA

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Majozi On The Move @Premier_Hotels @NhlanhlaMajozi

Hi Guys,

Majozi - who has been making waves on South Africa’s music scene and pumping out hit after hit - has been touring the country, serenading fans with his indie folk tunes spiced with subtle hints of electro.

With his tours taking him from Muldersdrift to Mossel Bay and everywhere in between, life on the road is that much easier for Majozi with him being Premier Hotels & Resorts’ official brand ambassador for 2017. He says: “Being on tour brings with it a lot of uncertainty – when you arrive at a destination you don’t always know what is going to happen, where exactly you will be playing and what the crowd at the gig will be like. When I stay at one of Premier Hotels & Resorts’ 16 properties around South Africa, however, I can be assured that I will be staying at a familiar place where the rooms are luxurious and I will be treated well by the staff. It’s also little things like having a gym so I can stay fit while on tour that I really appreciate.”
Majozi On The Move @Premier_Hotels @NhlanhlaMajozi
His favourite place to lay his trademark hat is Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo, thanks to its proximity and regular free shuttle service to and from O.R. Tambo International Airport.

For Majozi, the hardest part of touring is being away from family and friends. “Fortunately however, Premier Hotels & Resorts is unique in the industry for fulfilling our promise of ‘where guests become friends’ and we have built a great relationship with Majozi,” says Group Sales & Marketing Manager, Grant Sandham.

Fans can look forward to new music from Majozi next year, with a sound that moves away from what is traditionally expected from him. “I am very excited for people to hear it,” says the artist.

To see how you too can stay in rock star style, visit https://www.premierhotels.co.za.
 
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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Billy G’s R100 Budget-beating Buffet Till 31 Oct 2017 @MontecasinoZA #Jozi

Hi Guys,
 
Billy G, the upmarket, family-friendly buffet restaurant at Montecasino, is offering its renowned and extensive buffet at a huge discount of almost 50% off. The R100 buffet promotion runs from Monday to Thursday, right up to 31 October for Rewards cardholders.

With a wide selection of dishes that include hot and cold starters, main courses and desserts, there’s no better way to spend R100. From succulent cuts of meat at the carvery, to a variety of casseroles, curries and vegetarian offerings, seafood, pasta dishes, salads and tantalising desserts, there’s something to suit every palate.
Billy G’s R100 Budget-beating Buffet Till 31 Oct 2017 @MontecasinoZA #Jozi
Mike Page, GM of Montecasino, says “Eating out is generally a treat – and eating out at Montecasino is more than that; it’s a special experience. With the discounted buffet offering, we’re creating more opportunities for fun family get togethers or special occasions. We look forward to welcoming guests to Billy G for memory-making occasions.”

Although only available to cardholders, any guest can sign up for free to the Rewards programme and take advantage of this excellent offer as well as other Rewards benefits. For more information go to www.montecasino.co.za, join on Facebook at www.facebook.com/montecasino or follow on Twitter at @MontecasinoZA. To book, visit www.tsogosun.com/billy-g or call 011 510 7923.

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More Action, Comedy And Drama @SterKinekor Big Screen This September! #Bollywood


Hi Guys,

With action thrillers that will leave you spellbound and comedy that will have you almost falling off your chair with laughter, Ster-Kinekor has all that Bollywood fans need to be entertained this September!

Baadshaho, which released this Spring on the 1st September, is a heist film that features the best of Bollywood talent such as Ajay Devgn, Ileana D'Cruz, Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta. This adventurous journey takes place during a political unrest of 1975. Audiences will get to enjoy and explore desirable drama through the characters’ relationships.

View the trailer for Baadshaho here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny7fULat8ws

Poster Boys, released on 08th September, is a comedy exploring the hardships of three men who have fallen victim to advertisement fraud that wrongfully uses their identity and turns them into the ‘village joke’— they appear on a poster that promotes vasectomies.
More Action, Comedy And Drama On @SterKinekor Big Screen This September! #Bollywood
For more laughter and love this spring, the romantic comedy, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, released on the 1st September. This film explores the life of a newly wedded couple faced with a rather embarrassing medical condition. It revolves around the husband’s journey of medical recovery which becomes what may be described as “comical mess”.

View the trailers here for Poster Boys and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AP8NcW7I1w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avR77Jyir-o

For even more drama and comedy this month on Ster-Kinekor big screens, Lucknow Central follows the life of man who is arrested and given a death sentence. While he awaits his fate, he develops a relationship with his inmates and develops a plan for them to form a music band, with the underlying intention to escape. Lucknow Central will be released on 15th September for all Bollywood fans to enjoy.

Judwaa 2 releases on the 29th of September and features an exciting cast, starring Jacqueline Fernandez and Varun Dhawan. This film explores the lives of twin brothers separated at birth, who re-unite to save their family from tragedy by battling against a smuggling ring.

View the trailers here for Lucknow Central and Judwaa 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAQvmBSzHlI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDwbjWCgxVM

To find out more about Baadshaho, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Poster Boys, Lucknow Central and Judwaa 2 which release at Ster-Kinekor cinemas during the month of September, and to book tickets, please visit www.sterkinekor.com or download the SK App on your smartphone. You can also book at the box office. For news and updates, go to Facebook: Ster-Kinekor Theatres | follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @SterKinekor. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861-Movies (668 437).

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Delve Into The Dark Side with the @SterKinekor Skare Fest #SKareFest

Hi Guys, 

It’s a time for violent clowns, blood and gore, death, the supernatural and grisly killings to come alive! Winter is over, but there’s a chill in the air! Are you ready for the scariest two months of 2017? If you’re a horror-film buff, book your tickets now because you don’t want to miss out on the Ster-Kinekor SKarefest.

Every year, horror and fear come alive on the big screen, and whether you are a newbie or veteran horror-film lover, you will travel to the depths of your inner darkness and even question the meaning of life with every terrifying film.

The highly-anticipated film IT launches at IMAX on 15 September, followed by the release of Tyler Perry’s Boo 2: A Madea Halloween and Happy Death Day on 20 October and Jigsaw release on 27 October. On 3 November,Flatliners and From a House on Willow Street (exclusive to Ster-Kinekor) and Mother! finishing off withAmityville: The Awakening on 10 November.

IT
This movie is not for the faint of heart but promises to be a feast for senses for lovers of horror movies. IT is based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. The film can best be appreciated in the all immersive IMAX experience. Watch the Town of Derry, come alive where local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind bloody remains. In a place known as “The Barrens”, a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown named Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård). Even if you want to look away when the horror unfolds, you won’t be able to take your eyes of the screen.

Watch the IT trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0WCgAxDaX8&feature=youtu.be
Delve Into The Dark Side with the @SterKinekor Skare Fest #SKareFest
BOO 2: A MADEA HALLOWEEN
Madea (Tyler Perry), the gun-toting grandma is back, and this time, it’s a scary and hilarious ride all in one. Boo 2: A Madea Halloween in the sequel to last years, Boo: A Madea Halloween. Tyler Perry, who wrote and directed the film, also plays Joe and Bryan. When Bryan finds out that his daughter, Tiffany (Diamond White) is attending a party where 14 people were murdered. Madea, Joe, Aunt Bam (Cassi Davis) and Hattie (Patrice Lovely) venture to the haunted campground to bring her back home. They must literally run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman are unleashed.

Watch the trailer of Boo 2: A Madea Halloween here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTRQ50EcKfE

HAPPY DEATH DAY
Happy Death Day is an American slasher film directed by Christopher B. Landon and written by Scott Lobdell. The story revolves around college student, Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe), who must relive the same day over and over again, her upcoming birthday, and figure out who attempts to kill her at her party every time and why. She is “killed” at the end of each day by a serial killer with a smiling mask obscuring his features. Immediately upon dying she wakes up again in the morning, with full memory of what she's experienced and discovers her killer's identity.

Watch the trailer of Happy Death Day here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NTaDm3atkc

FROM A HOUSE ON WILLOW STREET

Kidnappers get more than they bargained for in this claustrophobic thriller. It’s a supernatural wild ride led by the tough-as-nails Hazel (Sharni Vinson), a band of desperate criminals abduct Katherine (Carlyn Burchell), the daughter of a wealthy family, for ransom. What the gang doesn't realise is that although they have Katherine's body, her soul is already in possession of a demonic force. That terrifying force is about to turn the tables on them. What follows is carnage, rage, bloody screams that ends in a carnage. If it’s true, unfiltered terror you’re after, this is a must-see! From a House on Willow Street is written and directed by Alastair Orr.

Watch the trailer of From a House on Willow Street here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO4QjLL39pg

JIGSAW
Jigsaw is the eighth instalment in the Saw franchise, picking up over a decade after the death of the John Kramer, also known as the Jigsaw Killer (Tobin Bell) during the investigation of a new succession of murders, each with a uniquely gruesome demise that fit the Jigsaw Killer’s modus operandi. Is John Kramer back from the dead to remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a killer with designs of his/her own? Watch the scary pieces of the puzzle come together in this terrifying film. Jigsaw also stars Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort and Brittany Allen.

Watch the trailer of Jigsaw here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPP6aIw1vgY 
 
FLATLINERS
Flatliners is the sequel to the 1990 American science fiction horror film of the same name. The film follows five young medical students who attempt to conduct experiments that produce near-death experiences, giving them a first-hand account of the after-life. With each other’s help, they stop their heart and to find out what it is like to die and the after-life. When they come to, they change and strange things start to happen. Flatliners stars Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiefer Sutherland (who starred in the original).

Watch the trailer of Flatliners here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUDV0CUzG0k

AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING

Franck Khalfoun wrote and directed this film about a single mother, Joan (Jennifer Jason) Leigh who moves her three children Belle (Bella Thorne); her little sister Juliet (McKenna Grace) and her comatose twin brother James (Cameron Monaghan) into a new house to save money to help pay for her Jame’s expensive healthcare. When strange phenomena begin to occur in the house, including the miraculous recovery of her brother, and Belle's increasingly horrifying nightmares, Belle begins to suspect her mother isn't telling her everything.

Watch the trailer of Amtyville: The Awakening here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj4P41EPcBw

MOTHER!
Mother! is a horror film written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. The plot follows a young woman whose tranquil life with her husband at their country home is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious couple. A young woman's (Jennifer Lawrence) tranquil life with her husband (Javier Bardem) at their remote country home is challenged by a mysterious couple (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer) who arrive and lodge with them. As the young couple’s relationship is tested, so too will your relationship with the dark side.

Watch the trailer of Mother! here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3HJ6zDrKDI

The Ster-Kinekor SKARE FEST will set your heart racing, and get your adrenaline pumping. If you believe that the only thing to fear is fear itself, think again! Enjoy the IMAX release of IT only at Ster-Kinekor’s seven IMAX theatres across the country, situated at Eastgate in Johannesburg, Cradlestone Mall in Krugersdorp, Mall of Africa in Midrand, The Grove Mall in Pretoria, Gateway in Durban, Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth and CapeGate in Cape Town. The other titles Tyler Perry’s Boo2: A Madea Halloween, Happy Death Day, Jigsaw, Flatliners, From A House on Willow Street, Mother! Amityville: The Awakening will be shown at Ster-Kinekor sites nationwide.

For booking information visit www.sterkinekor.com or the Ster-Kinekor app. Follow us on Twitter at @sterkinekor and on Facebook at Ster-Kinekor. To secure your tickets, contact Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437). Ster-Kinekor Club and Discovery members receive discounts among other benefits.

WIN DURING THE STER-KINEKOR SKARE FEST!

If sitting through a chilling horror film is what you’re after, there are 54 more reasons to venture into the darkness. Fifty-four cinema lovers that watch at least three movies in the Ster-Kinekor Skarefest stand a chance to win a share of R55 000.

To enter, watch any three of the films on Skarefest, SMS the keyword SKARE, your name, your three tickets numbers (and names of the movies) to 33007. Four winners will each win R5 000. If you win a prize and you’re an SK Club member, you will win an additional R5 000! 25 prize winners will each win 2x IMAX movie tickets and 25 prize winners will each win 2x CINE PRESTIGE movie tickets. Enter, if you dare. Entries opened on Saturday, 09 September at the IT sneak peaks at participation Ster-Kinekor sites.
 
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@MontecasinoZA Book Collection Challenge #Sep2017 #Skoobs

Hi Guys,

“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” Rene Descartes, philosopher and mathematician, 1600s

September is World Literacy Month, and Montecasino together with tenant, Skoobs Theatre of Books, is extending a challenge to the local community and staff to donate books for underprivileged schools in Diepsloot throughout the month. The goal is to collect a minimum of 1000 books. At the end of September, the books, together with bookshelves from Montecasino, will be handed over to schools, in and around Diepsloot.
@MontecasinoZA Book Collection Challenge #Sep2017 #Skoobs
Book depositories have been placed in Skoobs book store and in the Monte staff canteens for the month.

Says Lisa Sukdev, Montecasino’s Public Relations Manager, “Literacy is the foundation of communication … Literacy is the bridge from misery to hope. I strongly believe that literacy is the vehicle that will carry people out of poverty, we need to do everything we can to ensure children are literate and love reading and are able to pen their thoughts and ideas clearly. I know that the community surrounding Montecasino will give generously, I encourage parents to ring their children along when they donate the books, let’s teach them, from an early age to be socially responsible.”
@MontecasinoZA Book Collection Challenge #Sep2017 #Skoobs
Mike Page, GM of Montecasino, says it’s a privilege for the precinct to be in a position to contribute to improving literacy in local disadvantaged communities. “It’s a reality that disadvantaged schools in South Africa are unlikely to have well-stocked, fully-functional libraries. This book drive will make many books available to four Diepsloot schools, increasing the chances of improved literacy for many local children.”

Montecasino’s CSI activities are primarily focused on educational initiatives in schools in the Diepsloot area, which is 10km from the precinct and home to many staff members.

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@JhbProperty Sweeps up Best Public Services Development Award #IPA2017 in Dubai

Hi Guys,

Joburg Property Company (JPC), managers of the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) property portfolio, have been instrumental in the conceptual design of the Council Chamber which was inspired by the SeTswana word “Lekgotla”, an outdoor meeting space which is circular in form. The JPC was honoured when it was shortlisted in the Public Services Development category for the International Property Awards (IPA) because of the very nature of the building and its purpose. The JPC was delighted and particularly proud when the award was presented to the JPC as the winner in this category where there were 14 entries in total for Africa and Arabia. This award was presented at the prestigious IPA ceremony held on 7 September 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai.

Being a part of the IPA Public Services Development category has shown that the Council Chamber,a world class architectural innovation which is not an anomaly in South Africa but in a globally competitive property development environment, stands as one of the best in its class. This award has given JPC the opportunity to showcase the Chamber and its surrounding Piazza.

The vision was to consolidate the municipality’s office space, which was dispersed through the city and rented from third parties, into one specific location owned by the municipality. Through this process, the Council Chamber and the surrounding planned Metro Centre will act as a catalyst for future mixed-use development – thus promoting investment, economic growth and job creation in the city centre.
@JhbProperty Sweeps up Best Public Services Development Award #IPA2017 in Dubai
The vision was therefore for the Metro Centre to become the epi-centre of efficient operations and services for the City of Johannesburg. In addition, the precinct would become a civic landmark, a beacon that evokes civic pride and identity. The relationship of the Metro Centre to its immediate urban context is therefore pivotal to encouraging this civic identity.

The inside of the Chamber has been designed in such a way that it provides seating capacity for 361 councillors and 158 seats in the gallery for the public and media – 80 seats more than is currently required, in order to cater for future expansion. The state-of-the-art audio-visual and delegate system is fully programmable and completely customised to be updated in line with any future changes in the way that the Chamber operates. 500 Jobs were created from the surrounding communities.

The form itself is that of a transparent drum – a cylindrical structure enveloped entirely by a glass façade with vertical glass fins covering the curved outer skin of the building. The glass building envelope enables an uninterrupted visual link between the indoor and surrounding outdoor spaces. This allows the outside world to have a visual connection with the building’s occupants, which is symbolic of a constant dialogue between the public and municipal officials

The architect therefore wanted to celebrate African principles of space- making, while incorporating smart technologies and green building systems. The open air Piazza alongside the Chamber encourages the local community to come together and enjoy the various aspects that have been built for their leisure and enjoyment such as the outdoor gym, children’s playground and chess set.

The art that was selected for the inside of the building, has in its simplicity and design, been selected to ensure that a story is told from past and present using not only art forms but also different forms of material from copper to steel, from canvas to glass. As the years go by, the story will still be told in the way that it should be, that of the journey of Johannesburg and its residents to that of freedom within the city.

One of the unique features of the building was the Council Chamber Totem Art Competition 2016 (open to both young and old, professionals and hopefuls) invited artists to submit drawings, paintings and prints that told a unique story about their community and their community’s history. The winning designs have been translated into wooden totems placed inside the Council Chamber building. To stand a chance of being selected, citizens were encouraged to base their designs on the overarching theme of warmth and inclusivity at the new Chamber. More importantly, their totems needed to embody and represent the distinctive stories of the inhabitants of their respective communities. From over 500 entries, 134 winners were selected. The youngest entrants were of a pre-primary school age; and the oldest were mature adults. As permanent fixtures woven into the fabric of the Council Chamber’s design, these totems will stand as testaments to the people of Johannesburg and their heritage.

The building stands tall and proud and those that work and live in Johannesburg are reminded every day of the emerging skyline that is changing within the Johannesburg CBD and that we will once again have a city that is world class and visited by millions of tourists every year. 

Website: www.jhbproperty.co.za, twitter handle @jhbproperty
Facebook: Joburg Property Company, Instagram: jpc_prop
 
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The Whale Caller Soon to Make Waves on the Big Screen! #TheWhaleCaller @SterKinekor

Hi Guys, 

Zola Maseko’s The Whale Caller, is a fascinating story based on Zakes Mda’s bestselling novel. It is an enchanting, romantic comedy of sorts, told through lyrical and magical storytelling. The film is set against the backdrop of the stunningly beautiful Hermanus, on the West Coast of South Africa. The story follows The Whale Caller (Sello Maake ka-Ncube), a man who has long turned his back on humanity. It’s a heart -warming tale about his journey from misanthropic alienation to human connection, driven by a unique love triangle between him and Saluni (Amrain Ismail-Essop), the wispy sexy town drunk who harbours ideas of grandeur, and Sharisha, a southern right whale.

The film will be released in cinemas, nationwide, on 13 October, and is distributed by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment. The Whale Caller has already won Best African Film at the Jo’burg Film Festival!

About Zakes Mda and the book

The Whale Caller, Zakes Mda's fifth novel, is his most enchanting and accessible book in which the changing face of post-apartheid South Africa is revealed through prodigious, lyrical storytelling.
As the novel opens, the seaside village of Hermanus, on the country's west coast, is overrun with whale watchers-foreign tourists wearing floral shirts and toting expensive binoculars, determined to see whales in their natural habitat. But when the tourists have gone home, The Whale Caller lingers at the shoreline, wooing a whale he calls Sharisha with cries from a kelp horn. When Sharisha fails to appear for weeks on end, The Whale Caller frets like a jealous lover-oblivious to the fact that the town drunk, Saluni, a woman who wears a silk dress and red stiletto heels, is infatuated with him.

The Whale Caller Soon to Make Waves on the Big Screen! #TheWhaleCaller @SterKinekor
About Zola Maseko
The film’s director, Zola Maseko was born in exile in 1967. Educated in Swaziland and Tanzania, he joined Umkhonto We Sizwe, the armed sector of the African National Congress, in 1987. After moving to the United Kingdom, he graduated from the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield in 1994. Maseko’s first film was the documentary Dear Sunshine, released in 1992. He fought apartheid in several countries. He moved to South Africa in 1994 and wrote The Foreigner, a short fiction film about xenophobia in this country. In 1998 Zola Maseko directed The Life and Times of Sara Baartman. Other short films by Maseko include The Return of Sara Baartman (2003), Children of the Revolution (2002), and A Drink in the Passage (2002). The latter won the Special Jury Award at FESPACO. His first feature film was Drum, released in 2004. The film received the top prize at FESPACO, the Golden Stallion of Yennenga.

Sello Maake ka-Ncube
Sello Maake ka-Ncube, best known to television audiences for his role as Archie Moroka on the SABC1 soap opera Generations, plays The Whale Caller. Films in which he has appeared include A Dry White Season with Donald Sutherland, Suzan Saradon and Zakes Mokae, The Rutanga Tapes, Dark City, Wheels and Deals, The Good Fascist, Bopha!, Taxi to Soweto, Djadje: Last Night I Fell Off a Horse and Othello: A South African Tale.

Amrain Ismail-Essop – who is renowned for her work in This LifeAnner House and Forgiveness portrays the role of Saluni in this critically acclaimed film.

The Whale Caller was produced by award-winning film and media production company, Black Roots Pictures in association withThe National Film and Video Foundation, the Department of Trade and Industry, The Industrial Development Corporation, Gauteng Film Commission and the Department of Arts and Culture.

For news and updates, go to Facebook: Black Roots Pictures: https://goo.gl/ci5msr
The official Twitter hashtag: #Thewhalecaller

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Saturday, 16 September 2017

@rAgeExpo is All Set to Celebrate 15 Years of Awesome Gaming #EscapetoPlanetrAge 6-8 Oct2017

Hi Guys,

As rAge prepares to celebrate 15 years of awesome gaming, technology, gadgets and all things geek, exhibitors and visitors are gearing up for a festival of fun like never before.

To celebrate #15yearsofawesome, rAge and NAG have added a little extra to the mix. There’s a massive prize giveaway (valued at over R100,000.00) for visitors to potentially win. Details on this “once in a rAge lifetime” competition are available on the NAG website, or look out for the Prize Box at Entrance 1 to The Ticketpro Dome, which will be filled with all the awesome goodies that have been sponsored by the rAge exhibitors.

Michael James, Senior Project Manager of rAge, has this to say: “15 years of rAge. Wow. I remember a line from the movie Meet Joe Black, where Anthony Hopkins talks about getting older, and he says, “65 years. Don't they go by in a blink?” It’s always a rollercoaster ride getting to rAge each year. So much hard work by so many people isn’t something you forget easily, nor is it something that goes by in a blink. It’s been one hell of a journey from our first terrifying event back in 2002 to what we’re doing now in 2017, an incredible 15 years later. It’s still terrifying, but always amazing, always exciting, always a learning experience that’s different each year. It’s a bit obvious and clichéd to say I look forward to the next 15, but I really do. I love this job. I wouldn’t do anything else.”
rAge is All Set to Celebrate it's 15th Year of Awesome Gaming @rAgeExpo #EscapetoPlanetrAge
rAge is also proud to announce VS Gaming as the headline sponsor for rAge this year. The ever-increasing focus and growth that rAge has seen over the past few years for spectator and esports activities means that this partnership will further highlight the importance of competitive gaming in South Africa.

“We as VS Gaming are extremely excited to be the headline sponsor of rAge for 2017. rAge is a significant stakeholder in the gaming industry and this partnership means together we can help grow the esports industry as a whole, which is fundamentally our main aim. rAge is where we play our champions league and where the best and most professional players showcase their talents, and it is this professional segment that is the main pillar of VS Gaming,” says Cambridge Mokanyane, CEO of VS Gaming.

In addition, OMEN by HP, along with Intel, Aruba and MWEB, are sponsoring the NAG LAN.

“We are inspired by the increasing role of competition in the modern gaming lifestyle, the new OMEN by HP line is built for today’s gaming community. OMEN by HP is bringing gamers a completely new portfolio of products this summer, leveraging customer insights from the gaming community, to give esports athletes and competitive gamers an edge. This new range will be available at the OMEN by HP store at rAge. Along with reinventing the OMEN portfolio, partnering with rAge demonstrates HP’s focus on the growth of esports in South Africa,” said David Rozzio, HP Inc. South Africa Managing Director.

“With the launch of a new, cutting-edge and comprehensive portfolio of OMEN by HP gaming products, HP is celebrating the competitive spirit that burns inside all gamers,” he added. “HP is dedicating itself to helping grow esports by investing in the culture, and our partnership with rAge is a big step in pursuing that goal,” concluded David.

Tickets to rAge are on sale now at all Ticketpro outlets and online, or you can purchase them at the door.

Dates: 6 October – 8 October 2017
Show times: Friday: 10:00-18:00 | Saturday: 09:00-18:00 | Sunday: 09:00-16:00
Day ticket: R120 per person (tickets available at the door or via Ticketpro outlets)
Weekend ticket: R300 per person (tickets available at the door or via Ticketpro outlets)
Kids under 6: Free
Venue: Ticketpro Dome | Cnr Olievenhout Avenue and Northumberland Road | Northriding, Johannesburg | GPS: 26 03’48.39”S / 27 56’35.54”E

www.rageexpo.co.za
 
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Monday, 4 September 2017

@JacarandaFM Family Welcomes #Spring with A Beat #9Sep2017 #Pretoria #SpringWalk

Hi Guys,

Spring has officially sprung at the Jacaranda FM headquarters as the team welcomed the season with an up-beat silent disco. Everyone came in their bright and bold Spring gym attire to dance to winning night time show host (Radio Awards 2017), DJ Jazzy D’s tunes.

This internal activation was aimed to kick-start the countdown to the annual Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk taking place on Saturday, 09 September 2017 at Pretoria Botanical Gardens.

“More music you love sounds even better in Spring. This is the season where all our listeners and staff are in higher spirits and more keen to up the notch in living a healthy lifestyle,” says Minisha Patel, Marketing Manager at Jacaranda FM.
@JacarandaFM Family Welcomes #Spring with A Beat #9Sep2017 #Pretoria #SpringWalk
Jacaranda FM staff dancing and walking to the beat to welcome Spring Image Cred: Timothy Moolman
Jacaranda FM’s General Manager, Kevin Fine’s passion for creativity, purposeful content and integration is not only towards listeners, but also, towards his staff. No wonder he is fondly known as the ‘Bruce Springsteen’ of Jacaranda FM.

If you still haven’t secured your spot at the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk, the good news is that entries are still open! Register online or visit www.jacarandafm.com for more.

WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO AT DISCOVERY JACARANDA FM SPRING WALK

  • Live performances by top SA artists Rubber Duc and Dewald Wasserfall.
  • Three walking distances to choose from: 5km, 8km and 15km walks, and this year’s new addition of an 8km run for those who want a more intense workout.
  • All routes are also wheelchair friendly.
  • Spar kiddies area
  • Big screens for die-hard rugby fans to watch every moment of the Rugby Championship clash between Australia and the Springboks.
HOW TO ENTER
Get your tickets now at https://www.jacarandafm.com/events/
The cost is R150 for Adults, R100 for children (2-16) and R100 for pensioners
Join in the conversation on all our social media platforms and on-air #Springwalk

FAQ’s
What are the distances at the event?
5km, 8km (fun walks) and 15km (timed walk) as well as a 8km Run

What are the starting times for the various distances?
15km 08:00
8km Run 08:30
8km 08:35
5km 09:10

How much is the entry fee?
All distances are R150 (Online) (Plus Temporary License if applicable)
Under 16 are R100 (Plus Temporary License if applicable)
R100 for over 60’s
R10 Extra per entry per person for all faxed, scanned, emailed paper entries Babies and toddlers under two are free.

Are you permitted to run?
No running is allowed. Blatant running will lead to disqualification. We have provided the 8km Run for those who want to push your personal limits

Where does the Walk take place, start and finish?
The Botanical Gardens in Pretoria

How do I know if you have received my entry?
You will be sent an email or sms to confirm your entry. Therefore, you need to double check that the information that you send is CORRECT.

Where is Race Number Collection?
Race number collection is at the Pretoria National Botanical Garden, 2 Cussonia Ave, Brummeria, Pretoria. Montecasino and dates:
Monte Casino 6 September
Botanical Gardens 7, 8 September 2017
Times 9h00- 19h00

If I cannot collect on those days, what should I do?
You can ask a friend to pick up your race number at collection. Please provide them with the Entry Confirmation which was emailed to you and their proof of payment. Please also provide them with a filled in Entry Collection note. This can be downloaded here or filled in at the race office.

Do I need a license to enter the race?
For the 5km and 8km, there is no license needed to enter. For the 15km, the walker’s 2017 provincial license must be worn on the back of the vest and the issued race number on the front.

What if I decide during the walk that I cannot continue?
There will be sweep vehicles patrolling the route.
@JacarandaFM Family Welcomes #Spring with A Beat #9Sep2017 #Pretoria #SpringWalk
Jacaranda FM staff dancing and walking to the beat to welcome Spring Image Cred: Timothy Moolman
How many water points are there on the route?
To comply with Athletics North Gauteng, there will be a water point approximately every 3km on all routes. Water points will be stocked with water.

Are there public toilets along the route?
Yes, there will be public toilets along the route.

Will there be entertainment after the race?
An exciting line-up of live entertainment will be provided by Dewald Wasserfall and Rubber Duc.

Can I bring a picnic basket for after the Walk?
Yes, you can bring your own picnic basket to enjoy after you finish the walk. No open fires will be permitted

Are umbrella’s and gazebo’s allowed?
Unfortunately, no umbrellas or gazebo’s are permitted due to the limitation of space within the venue.

Is there parking available at the venue?
Please note that there is limited parking available at the venue.
There will be parking available at Christian Brothers College Mount Edmund, this will be on a first come first serve basis.
*Further information on parking and Park and Ride facilities will be communicated in due course

Can I take my pet with me on these routes?
Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed at the event or on the routes.

Are strollers / prams allowed on the route?
Yes, on the 5km and 8km walk.

Where must my license number be pinned?
You must wear your 2017 provincial licence on the back of the vest and issued race number on the front.

Are Wheelchairs Permitted?
None of the routes are wheelchair friendly. There will be a shorter 3km Wheelchair, all participants in wheelchairs are welcome to enter.

Can I earn Vitality points for this event?
Discovery Vitality members can earn up to 800 points for the 5km and 8km events, and up to 1100 points for the 15km event. Because the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk is a Discovery sponsored event, the points for these races are higher than normal Vitality race events of the same distances. For a full set of points-related terms and conditions, visit www.discovery.co.za and click on Discovery Vitality.

It will be my first Fun Walk too and I am so much looking forward to the coming Saturday.

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