Monday 25 September 2017

@Discovery_SA @JacarandaFM #SpringWalk Welcomed Spring With A Beat #Pretoria

Hi Guys, 

The 6th Annual Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk was a resounding success as Spring Walkers interacted with the Jacaranda FM talent such as Breakfast show team, Tumi Morake and Martin Bester who did the 5km walk as well as the rest of the Jacaranda FM team. Almost 9000 participants 'Walked to the Beat' to welcome Spring at the Discovery Jacaranda FM annual Spring Walk this past weekend at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens.
Jacaranda FM’s Thabiso 'Mack' Rapapali and Carla McKenzie at the start of the 15km walk
Jacaranda FM’s Thabiso 'Mack' Rapapali and Carla McKenzie at the start of the 15km walk
Everyone was prepared to shake off their winter blues in 5km, 8km and 15km walks, and this year’s new addition of an 8km run for those who wanted to push their limits. Festivities kicked-off bright and early with Jacaranda FM’s Thabiso 'Mack' Rapapali and Carla McKenzie firing the opening shot for the 15km race.

With Discovery as a partner, this meant participants also earned Vitality points for their participation in the SpringWalk. “The partnership with Jacaranda FM is a perfect fit for us as it brings out the core values of both businesses”, said Discovery’s Head of Sponsorships and Experiential Marketing, Iona Maclean.

After the morning’s healthy exercise, Dewald Wasserfall and Rubber Duc rocked the crowds, while others gathered in front of the big screens to catch the rugby championship clash between Australia and the Springboks. South African celebrities and fitness experts were spotted enroute. These included our very own former Miss South Africa, Liesl Laurie; Gavin Edward and the Bulls Rugby players who all enjoyed watching the rugby match. While parents enjoyed the stellar line-up, Spar kiddies’ area surely kept the little ones occupied.
Masses gathered at Pretoria Botanical Gardens for the 6th Annual Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk
“The resounding response and support received from our listeners always delights us. We are a family-orientated station and we pride ourselves with competitive content and entertainment,” says Kevin Fine, General Manager at Jacaranda FM.

“Thank you to Discovery, our listeners, the City of Tshwane and everyone who made this event a great success,” concludes Fine.

Join in the conversation on all our social media platforms and share your memories of #Springwalk
Rubber Duc performing their hit songs live for the #SpringWalk crowd
Rubber Duc performing their hit songs live for the #SpringWalk crowd
About Jacaranda FM
Jacaranda FM is the biggest Independent radio station in Gauteng. Recently awarded Best Commercial Radio Station of the Year (2015) in the Liberty Radio Awards, Jacaranda FM boasts an exclusive listenership of 41% of its listening population.

Proud winner of the Best Breakfast Show, Best Night Time Radio Show, and Best Afternoon Drive presenter at the South African Radio Awards in 2017, Jacaranda FM continued to deliver on its commitment to provide listeners with world-class entertainment. Earlier this year the station launched a brand-new value proposition - "More Music You Love" - which promises to uphold the station's commitment to playing more music than any other radio station, and providing an array of musical entertainment through concerts, sporting and social events.

Jacaranda FM avidly supports sustainable responsibility initiatives, focused particularly on education and building a better society.


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@JhbProperty Celebrating Diversity and Culture on #HeritageDay #CityofJohannesburg

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Recently, the Joburg Property Company (JPC), an agency of the City of Johannesburg, completed the Council Chamber building north of Rissik Street. This building contains the stories of the residents of Johannesburg, told in visual form through the unique creation of 134 beautifully carved Totems.

It was fitting that the competition for those Totems commenced over Heritage Day in 2016. These Totems were once again in the spotlight when the JPC was listed as a finalist in the prestigious BASA (Business and Arts South Africa) annual awards ceremony held on 17 September 2017 at the Nirox Sculpture Park in the Cradle of Humankind.
@JhbProperty Celebrating Diversity and Culture on #HeritageDay #CityofJohannesburg
The BASA Awards this year highlighted the great partnerships that can be formed between business and the city. Once again it highlights the absolute need to ensure that the arts remain integral part of our society – growing cultural capital and social engagement and brings it all together to celebrate our heritage.

Heritage Day is a truly beautiful day. A day when South Africans of all creeds and cultures come together to celebrate their diversity. Now that may seem like a paradox, but celebrating the vast array of beliefs and traditions that make up our rich heritage, does just that… Brings us together. In fact, it firmly roots us as a nation that belongs to all its colourful people – a nation that can celebrate who we are individually and collectively.

Celebrating our cultures, in all their beautifully diverse forms, helps to build us towards a South Africa of the future. Heritage Day is about capturing this unique spirit of our nation on an ongoing basis, not just celebrating a day on the South African calendar. Over the centuries, one of the most important ways culture has been celebrated and transferred, is through the visual arts. And the Council Chamber Totems which are now in full view of the public and the councillors, do just that on a daily basis.

One young girl took ownership of her artwork in a way that a seasoned artist would and wanted to understand exactly what the next steps were to be involved in this process. Others were just overjoyed and could not believe their artwork would be displayed in those hallowed corridors. Their pride was overwhelming to community leaders and humbling to others.

Johannesburg has been a cosmopolitan city from the outset – a burgeoning community built on diversity. From the San people who originally inhabited the region, to the groups of Bantu-speaking people who started moving southwards from Central Africa by the 13th Century, to people who flocked here from far and wide in the Gold Rush of the late 1800’s, Johannesburg, Jozi, eGoli, Plek van Goud, is no stranger to multiplicity and the uniqueness it brings. With this colourful palette of history and culture as a backdrop, participants in the art competition were able to draw on and express their personal Jozi experiences, perspectives and heritage.
@JhbProperty Celebrating Diversity and Culture on #HeritageDay #CityofJohannesburg
In the spirit of Ubuntu, the selected artworks were each awarded with R5000, but the greatest prize that could have been given, was the overwhelming sense of pride in seeing their work memorialised.

Visitors are now able to enjoy the experience of walking the circular floors of the Chamber, complimented by the towering 2 metre high totems framing magnificent city views. Each totem carries the name of the artist at the bottom of the piece.

Heritage Day is a day to celebrate the contributions of all South Africans to the building of a nation. In this vein, the Totem Art Competition praises the honoured traditions of the citizens of Johannesburg and the contributions they have made in making our City what it is today. When the competition kicked off, JPC invited residents to take part in leaving a lasting legacy… And collectively, they have certainly done just that. 
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DJ Tira Massacres #RedBullCultureClash 2017 Opponents @RedBullZA #Jozi

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The energy at Orlando Stadium was electrifying on the evening of 23 September 2017 as four epic Sound Systems battled it out for the Red Bull Culture Clash South Africa 2017 crown.

Over four intensely competitive rounds, AKA fronting Top Boyz Sound System, battled it out against DJ Tira’s Durban Massacre Sound System, Patoranking and Red Hot Sound System and Admiral & Jahseed with African Storm - each repping their respective genres - hip hop, house, afro-beats and reggae. In the end, it was DJ Tira and Durban Massacre Sound System that won over the crowd and took the coveted title.
DJ Tira Massacres #RedBullCultureClash 2017 Opponents @RedBullZA #Jozi
Tyrone Bradley/Red Bull Content Pool
Hosts Siyabonga ‘Scoop Makhathini’ Ngwekazi and Thapelo Mokoena’s on-stage chemistry kept the energy high between rounds as each one brought with it even more entertainment for the fans.

The four sound systems, each comprised of a heavyweight line-up of artists, delivered one-of-a-kind performances at the world’s most innovative live music experience – Red Bull Culture Clash. To add to the suspense, each crew threw out exciting custom dubplate specials* with highlights including Jub Jub (as part of Top Boyz) remixing famous gospel song, Ndikhokhele Bawo, earning them an overwhelming response from the crowd.
DJ Tira Massacres #RedBullCultureClash 2017 Opponents @RedBullZA #Jozi
Tyrone Bradley/Red Bull Content Pool
The crews battled it out to the very end and kept true to their original fan promise to bring ‘everything they had on the night’. Surprise acts are a big part of the excitement of Red Bull Culture Clash, and fans never know what to expect. International reggae star, Beenie Man’s appearance, which was part of African Storm and Red Hot’s surprise guest, Zola, got the crowd going, but adding the strong throwback from Mdu Masilela to the mix helped seal the deal for Durban Massacre.
DJ Tira Massacres #RedBullCultureClash 2017 Opponents @RedBullZA #Jozi
Tyrone Bradley/Red Bull Content Pool
Overwhelmed by his win, DJ Tira was proud to hoist the winner’s title belt: “Winning this title means a lot to me because it shows people that Gqom and Durban house is here to stay, and will dominate and shape future sounds. That’s all we ever wanted to do - stay true to ourselves and where we come from. We gave people what they wanted and they responded to the genuine, heartfelt music we shared. That’s what it’s all about and we are proud to solidify our sound further. Thanks to the music lovers and supporters, it wouldn’t be possible without them.”
DJ Tira Massacres #RedBullCultureClash 2017 Opponents @RedBullZA #Jozi
Tyrone Bradley/Red Bull Content Pool
The Culture Clash concept was introduced in the UK in 2010, by the Red Bull Music Academy. It is Red Bull’s longest-standing music programme and has since made its way around the world, to cities such as New York, Lisbon and Paris. Red Bull Culture Clash is based on the classic Jamaican sound system culture. It’s defined by the use of cutting-edge lyrics, fierce competition and ridiculously loud sound systems.
DJ Tira Massacres #RedBullCultureClash 2017 Opponents @RedBullZA #Jozi
Tyrone Bradley/Red Bull Content Pool
For more information around what went down on the night, follow Red Bull Culture Clash on Twitter @RedBullZA, Facebook @redbull, Instagram @redbullza and YouTube - #RedBullCultureClash.
DJ Tira Massacres #RedBullCultureClash 2017 Opponents @RedBullZA #Jozi
Tyrone Bradley/Red Bull Content Pool
 After attending the media invite 2 weeks before the show, I predicted that DJ Tira will win the show and indeed he did. Though he himself look calm and composed but once he is behind his machine, his music makes you dance on your feet and go crazy! Kudos! Heartiest Congratulations!!!
More information and exclusive interviews can be found at

* Custom dubplate specials are made up of unique songs recorded by a crew that only they can play.


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Thursday 21 September 2017

New Motorola #Smartphone Models to Launch in SA #MotoZ2Play #MotoG5Splus @TelkomZA

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This September, Lenovo, through its Subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, will be launching two new smartphone models, the Motorola Moto G5S Plus and the Moto Z2 Play with JBL SoundBoost 2 Moto Mod in South Africa. Named the Best Phones of 2017 by CNET, consumers will enjoy the battery life of the Motorola Moto Z2 Play while the Moto G5S Plus promises a premium device on a budget.

The new models will be available in select Telkom stores nationwide. “Like the Motorola brand, Telkom is a veteran in the telecommunications industry. Both have a rich heritage of keeping the South African consumer connected through innovative products and cutting-edge technology. We are very excited to be launching these two new Motorola models at Telkom stores,” notes Patrick Halpin, Smartphone Territory Lead for South Africa, SADC & IOI at Lenovo Mobile Business Group.

“Telkom is looking forward to partnering with such a pioneering brand like Motorola,” adds Megan Nicholas, Managing Executive: Consumer and Mobile at Telkom. “The smartphone market is in such an interesting place at the moment, and we are enjoying being part of this revolution.”

The Motorola brand returned to the South African cellular phone market in 2016, bringing their game-changing Moto Mods that enable users to transform their smartphones into whatever they need, whenever they need it. The South African Moto Mods Family includes a JBL SoundBoost 2 speaker so users can take the party with them and the power packs from Incipio so consumers are never out of battery.
New Motorola #Smartphone Models to Launch in SA #MotoZ2Play #MotoG5Splus @TelkomZA
Motorola Moto Z2 Play
The first new Motorola model that will be available at Telkom stores from 20 September is the Motorola Moto Z2 Play, which comes with the upgraded JBL SoundBoost 2 Moto Mod, offering high quality sound in a snap. The new JBL SoundBoost 2 gives a full party’s worth of music for up to 10 hours. The built-in kickstand also provides a truly immersive audio-visual experience, all in a snap, with no pairing required. And with its water-repellant coating, a little spill or splash won’t stop the music either. The Moto Mod comes in black, and features a premium design with fabric and streamlined contours for a better feel in your hand. The app My JBL SoundBoost 2, allows users to adjust the sound to personal preferences.

With a thinner, lighter design and faster performance, the second-generation Moto Z Play delivers incredible features, and enables unlimited possibilities with all-new Moto Mods. The combination of laser autofocus and dual autofocus pixel technology on the Moto Z2 Play allows users to take brighter, sharper photos, even in low light. The next generation laser autofocus has an expanded range of up to five metres, so you can focus on objects three times further in a virtually dark environment. And with the 5MP front camera and dual colour corrected flash, selfies look great, day or night.

With a powerful combination of style and strength, the Motorola Moto Z2 Play has an all-metal unibody design that not only looks great, but stands up to everyday wear and tear. The 5.5” Full HD Super AMOLED display offers razor-sharp details, up to 30 hours of battery life and a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 2.2 GHz octa-core processor.

New Moto Experiences offer an even more unique and meaningful software experience, including the Night Display feature, which automatically adjusts the phone’s screen to warmer tones at night, reducing the blue light that can disrupt sleep. Instant queries in Moto Voice will provide helpful information like weather or calendar updates, and a redesigned fingerprint reader.
New Motorola #Smartphone Models to Launch in SA #MotoZ2Play #MotoG5Splus @TelkomZA
Motorola Moto G5S Plus
The second new Motorola model that will be available at Telkom stores is the Motorola Moto G5S Plus. This phone has even more top features such as dual cameras which, until now, were reserved for premium phones. Dual 13MP rear cameras, combined with special photo enhancement software, makes it easy to do more with photos. In addition, the 8MP wide-angle front camera on the Motorola Moto G5S Plus has LED flash and a new panoramic mode so users can capture even more.

The phone’s 3000 mAh battery holds enough power to easily get users through their day. But if extra juice is needed, the TurboPower™ charger can provide up to six hours of battery life in just 15 minutes.

The phone offers an all-metal unibody design crafted from a single piece of high-grade aluminum, so it’s not only beautiful, it’s stronger than ever. It has a 5.5” Full HD display, a blazing-fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 2.0 GHz octa-core processor, powerful graphics capabilities and support for 4G LTE.

The fingerprint reader on the Motorola Moto G5S Plus does it all, from unlocking your phone to making mobile payments. The phone is also easier to use, thanks to Night Display and Quick Reply, two new Moto Experiences.

Availability and pricing

From 20 September 2017, the Motorola Moto G5S Plus will be available at R289 per month on a 24 months FreeMe 1 GB package. For R429 per month, the Motorola Moto Z2 Play with JBL Soundboost 2 Moto Mod bundle will be available on a 24 months FreeMe 1 GB package at select Telkom stores nationwide. 


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THE RETREET – For The Love of Life! #Women #Johannesburg

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“For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks.”
~ Friedrich Nietsche ~

This is the start of something amazing…the smell of fresh country air, the sight of a number of rolling hills and countless trees, the feeling that you have arrived and that you probably never want to leave! We like to call it, The Retreet. Which has indeed been spelt “correctly” because it has two meanings…the meaning of ‘a place to relax’ as many of us would know a retreat as, but we have also used the word ‘tree’ in the name to represent the significant symbolism of trees of which a few include strength, wisdom, beauty and protection. So yes, we do like to consider ourselves just that, a relaxed haven, set in nature with the best intention to empower and inspire women!
THE RETREET – For The Love of Life! #Women #Johannesburg
Well that may sound like a bold statement, but let’s repeat the last few words, empower and inspire women…and yes, we say it like that because in the day of the 20th century, with technology as one of our only empowering tools, the boss/media/partner/husband or child as our instructor, it is time that women took a stance again and put our values where they will be most valued – and that is within!

“You can tell who the strong women are; they’re the ones building each other up instead of tearing each other down”
THE RETREET – For The Love of Life! #Women #Johannesburg
This is no ‘burn the bra’ society or feminist group, we simply reference ourselves as a women sanctuary where women will be inspired, express themselves through creativity or just let their hair down and have some fun:

BE INSPIRED: Through the words of well versed, experienced and most of all, life trained coaches we aim to inspire women through an array of topics to encourage conversation and from that action to only make your life and the choices we make a better one.

CREATIVITY: We want women to use the art of creation to further encourage them by not only teaching them something new, or converting something from nothing to something, but to also recognise that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, because after all we are all unique and this is an opportunity for women to truly express themselves.

FUN: Who doesn’t agree that laughter is one of the best forms of medication? After all life is meant to be lived, and in it we should laugh loud and laugh often. We want women to forget about their worries and cherish moments such as these to have a bit of fun!
THE RETREET – For The Love of Life! #Women #Johannesburg
At the end of the day, The Retreet is not run by Professors or Doctors, but women who feel the desperate need to give other women a chance to be the best that they can be, so we want to provide a platform for all women, from all walks of life and speakers and facilitators from all spheres of knowledge to come and just make life a better one for all!
At the end of the day, it is your job to influence, innovate, inspire and be fearless! And that is no easy task. So now is the time, do it for the love of your LIFE! Be the game changer.
THE RETREET – For The Love of Life! #Women #Johannesburg
The Retreet offers various packages and events to suit your individual or group needs. From inspirational talks and workshops to self-expressive creative classes with refreshments and lunch included. Visit their website at for more information or contact them at for more information. 
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Tuesday 19 September 2017

A Memoir - This Month Last Year - Sep 2016 #TheLifesWay

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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 - - 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

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 #TheLifesWay - - 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

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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 #BangOlufsenSA #LikeNoOneElse #BangOlufsenSilo 
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Sunday 17 September 2017

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

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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. 

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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
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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 for more.


  • 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.
Get your tickets now at
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

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 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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