Boardmans Launches Its Winter Collection In Style

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Your winter home worries will soon be a thing of the past. Homeware specialist, Boardmans, recently launched their winter campaign that’s geared to make your home equally cosy and stylish this winter. The launch, attended by handpicked home décor enthusiasts, was set to the backdrop of the Parktown’s leafy suburbs and showcased a striking range of Boardmans’ latest products which become available in stores from March.

“This season, we want to ensure that our consumers are well-equipped with the latest must-haves and are ready to take on winter with our exciting range of assortments. We aim to make sure that Boardmans not only becomes a brand that is synonymous with great products, but also a first-choice lifestyle brand supported by an array of world renowned products at great value,” comments Brand Manager Jillian Kay.

Homeware décor maven Heather Boting hosted the launch and the attending home-style aficionados were given a personal tour around the private estate while exchanging tips on how to turn cold houses into cosy winter homes. Each room of the house presented a mood for the latest Boardmans trends to look forward to this winter.

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A few leanings became clear.

Earthy and jewel tones constructed the season’s colour palette, while faux fur blankets and fleece throws are a huge trend this season and a definite winter must have. Whether layering them on the bed or using them as an accessory in the lounge, they’re sure to keep the family warm this winter.

The sensory experience of winter at home was also a crucial talking point. Nothing says winter more than the aromas of hearty stews and delicious casseroles, which Boardmans’ casserole dishes and kitchenware help the homemaker serve up exquisitely.

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The final thought which was commonly shared among the homeware experts was the idea of winter theatre and showcasing hosting skills by beautifying the dinner table and dining area with perfect-for-winter accessories.

From the bathroom and bedroom to the living room, dining room, kitchen and beyond, Boardmans is ready to add some flair to your home’s winter look with their latest collections that are ready to deliver a space that is stylishly inspired.

Come and reinvent the cold season with Boardmans’ spectacular Winter 2017 homeware collection.

Check out a Boardmans store near you or simply visit www.boardmans.co.za  to shop online.

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SHOUT Receives R2 Million Towards Building Libraries

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The SHOUT Foundation, a philanthropic organisation founded by popular South African artists Danny K and Kabelo Mabalane received a R2 million cheque from Steers at Carter Primary School in Alexandra on Wednesday the 15th February.

This follows the bold 2016 campaign where Steers and the SHOUT Foundation partnered in a bid to make a Real Difference by calling on the public to help sell a million burgers. This is in a bid to eradicate the high levels of childhood illiteracy plaguing the country by building S.E.E.D libraries in disadvantaged communities that will empower the youth through the power of books.

SHOUT, popularly known for being the organisation against crime, has embarked on the journey to uplift communities through the power of education. The SHOUT S.E.E.D library programme which was designed to liberate and inspire new futures and values hopes to extends its reach with the funds received from Steers.

“This has been an incredible campaign for us in terms of drawing the attention of the wider public towards the real issue of childhood illiteracy. Steers was the perfect partner for us as they are committed to youth development and investing in the future leaders of tomorrow” said SHOUT co founder Danny K.

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The campaign was led by the SHOUT co founders Danny K and Kabelo Mabalane and was supported by fellow celebrities such as Nadia Nakai, Nkuli Tshirumbula and Fifi Cooper amongst others.

“The amount we were able to raise is symbolic of the spirit of Ubuntu amongst South Africans. They rallied behind the Shout campaign in the most amazing way and we have been able raise funds that will empower and enable The SHOUT Foundation to make a Real Difference where it’s most needed ” said Steers Marketing Executive Adolf Fourie.

The first library to be built with the funds received from Steers will be handed over later this year in Tembisa.

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Corona SunSets Festival Brings the Magic to Jo’bug

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Corona SunSets will feature more than eight flagship festivals and close to 4,000 events of various size and intimacy worldwide, to celebrate the exhilarating transformation that takes place around the world at sunset.

HEADLINERS – MULDERSDRIFT, JOHANNESBURG, APRIL 2017

Saturday ,1 April 2017, Ground, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg
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Culoe Du Song / Black Motion/ Kentphonik / Strange Loving / Aewon Wolf / Tresor / Sketchy Bongo / Kyle Deutsch / Pop Art Live / Lulo Café / Julian Gomes / Da Capo / Timo ODV /The Kiffness / Pop Art Live / The Milk Bar Kid/ Jazzuelle / Phat Jack / Ricky H / Tomorrows Will / Chris De Vos / Kid Fonque

Gear up Jo’burg, Corona is about to bring you the sexiest and smoothest of festivals! Hot on the heels of the Cape Town edition, Corona SunSets is set to bring its magic to Johannesburg on Saturday, 1st of April 2017 at Ground, Muldersdrift.

Jo’burg may not have an ocean view, but nothing beats a gorgeous sunset, and ocean or not, this particular sunset is guaranteed to be one for the books. Add some of the world’s freshest music, in a venue that’s hard to beat, and you have a festival that will be host to the who’s who of Jozi’s urban culture.
Venue: Ground, Muldersdrift

Start time: Midday – Midnight (be sure not to miss the SunSets moment!)

As with all Corona festivals around the world, this event will feature two dance floors, The Crown and Griffin Stages, each with its own unique and scintillating lineup.

The Crown Stage will feature:

· Robin Schulz
· Gorgon City
· Kentphonik
· Culoe De Song
· Black Motion
· Timo ODV
· Sketchy Bongo
· Aewon Wolf
· Kyle Deutsch
· Tresor
· Strange Loving
· The Kiffness
· Pop Art Live
· The Milk Bar Kid

Griffin Stage:

· Lovebirds
· Jazzuelle
· Da Capo
· Lulo Cafe
· Phat Jack
· Julian Gomes
· Ricky H
· Tomorrows Will
· Chris De Vos
· Kid Fonque

All of the following amenities will be available too:

– Food vendors
– Market

Tickets are on sale from Tuesday, 31st January and ticket prices are as follows:
(NOTE: each ticket tier has a limited number of tickets, and when those run out the ticket price will increase)

R250: Sunrise (Sold Out)
R350: Sunshine (Now available and Selling out fast)
R450: Sunset (Phase 2)
R550: Eclipse (Phase 3)

Tickets are exclusively available from http://www.coronaextra.co.za

Follow #CoronaSunSetsZA for more information.

STRICTLY NO UNDER 18’s ALLOWED, AND ALL ATTENDEES WILL REQUIRE IDENTIFICATION TO ENTER THE EVENT – ONLY ORIGINAL ID BOOK/CARD, DRIVERS LICENCE CARD OR PASSPORTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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Wine & Dine With The Caledon During The Month Of Love.

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The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment located in the heart of the Western Cape, is set to tantalise the taste buds of wine and food lovers alike. The first Wine & Dine experience, of the year, which is brought to you in partnership with well-known local wine farms, will kick-off on Thursday, 09 February 2017 with GabrielsKloof show casing their delicious wines. Gabriëlskloof is a family owned and run wine estate just off the N2 outside Botrivier. This exclusive wining and dining experience will return to The Caledon every 2nd Thursday of the month thereafter.

For just R225.00 per person, food and wine enthusiasts can look forward to a spectacular evening consisting of a scrumptious four-course dinner. This will be prepared by The Caledon’s very own Executive Chef, Casper Pieters, together with a perfect pairing of delicate local wines which will be accompanied by top-notch live entertainment.

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Anyone looking to partake in the Wine & Dine experience can also take advantage of the Wine & Stay package on offer. This deal consists of the wine and dine experience, a night’s stay and breakfast at The Caledon Hotel for only R1 280.00 for two people sharing.

“We are still excited to be bringing the Wine & Dine experience to the Overberg to those who have an appreciation for fine locally produced wine, delicious food and great entertainment. This experience will also provide a platform for local wine farmers to display their wines to the general public. With so much on offer on the evening, we encourage guests to come and enjoy it with us.” Says Joy Issel, Food and Beverage Manager, at The Caledon.

Residents looking to join in on an evening to remember are guaranteed an unforgettable experience at The Caledon Hotel. To reserve your seat, bookings can be made directly to Joy Issel telephonically on 028 241 5100 or email on joy.issel@tsogosun.com.
The next Wine & Dine experience will be taking place on Thursday, 09th of March 2017, followed by the second Thursday, of each month.

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Dare to Dream Big with Tsogo Sun’s Dream Chaser Promotion

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It is time to fasten those seatbelts, because the ride of a lifetime is at stake as Tsogo Sun launches their hottest promotion of 2017. A total of R9 million in cash and cars are up for grabs, including three sexy Maserati Ghiblis that could be yours with the Dream Chaser promotion taking place at three of Gauteng’s premier entertainment destinations – Gold Reef City, Montecasino and Silverstar Casino.

Running until Friday, 31 March 2017, this exhilarating promotion is set to reward three lucky winners with a luxury super car and it’s as easy as playing slots or tables over the promotion period as a Black Rewards cardholder. In true Tsogo Sun style, this promotion promises to deliver a thrilling gaming experience with jaw-dropping cash prizes to be won at draws taking place on the following dates:

Silverstar
Wednesday: 11 & 25 January / 08 & 22 February / 08 & 22 March at 20h00

Montecasino
Thursday: 19 January / 02 & 16 February / 09 & 23 March at 20h00

Gold Reef City
Friday: 13, 20 & 27 January / 03, 10, 17 & 24 February / 03, 10, 17 & 24 March at 21h00

Saving the best for last, Dream Chaser will end on a high with the explosive finale car draws, where one lucky winner will drive away in a brand new Maserati Ghibli at each of the participating casinos. The draws will take place at Silverstar Casino on Wednesday, 29 March at 20h00, Montecasino on Thursday, 30 March at 21h00 and Gold Reef City on Friday, 31 March at 21h00.

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“At Tsogo Sun, we are all about creating amazing experiences for our loyal cardholders: three months, three casinos, three Maserati Ghiblis – it doesn’t get more amazing than that!” says Noeleen Bruton, Group Marketing Director at Tsogo Sun. “We are thrilled to once again host a blockbuster promotion on such a grand scale and look forward to seeing our cardholders drive away in a super car.”

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To become a Rewards cardholder and for full details on Tsogo Sun’s Dream Chaser, simply visit http://www.tsogosun.com. Be sure to follow on Twitter @TsogoSun or like on Facebook /TsogoSun to stay up to date with all the promotional details.

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A Totally Mjojo Road Trip with SA Hip Hop’s hottest stars

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Some of South Africa’s biggest hip hop acts hit the road taking a trip like no other from Johannesburg to Durban to kick off the festive season. Aboard the bus was hip hop artist Reason, “Mayo” Hitmaker and Vuzu’s DJ Speedsta, the Major League DJs  as well as “Ragga Ragga” artist and new comer Gemini Major.

The #TotallyMjojo roadtrip was powered by Steers and Total who want to encourage the public to travel more by car and really see the beauty of the country they live in.  The road trip saw the hip hop stars capturing moments that were Totally Mjojo as they made the journey down to Durban. This included stops at various Total Petroports for meet and greets with fans and it culminated in a media lunch that was held at the trendy Freedom Café in the Durban CBD.

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“Travelling is something that I do a lot but I often don’t get to really explore what’s out there. There is nothing greater than getting on a bus with the homies and just taking ride through the country. South Africa is breathtaking, Shoutouts to Steers and Total for hooking this up.” said Reason.

The Totally Mjojo road trip precedes the launch of the Mjojo Campaign which was launched with Reason on the 8th of November. The campaign partnered with curators of cool and popular musicians stars doing well in their spaces to speak to their moments of Mjojo. This included Speedsta, Major League Djs and Gemini Major.

“By going on a road trip, you’re giving yourself an opportunity to see all of Mzansi. That to us in the essence of being #Totally Mjojo. It’s exploring and seeing places. Doing things that are unexpected, creating and capturing moments that are totally Mjojo & living your best life while doing so.” said Steers Marketing Executive, Adolf Fourie.

The Mjojo Combo is available at select Total Petroports and Steers outlets nationwide.

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The Authentic Mexican Beer Has Arrived On South African Shores

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The free-spirited, authentic Mexican beer is here! Sol, the truly independent and adventurous global beer has hit our shores, just in time for summer. Inspired by the rising sun and the celebration of “Espiritu Libre” – the spirit of freedom – this refreshing beer is sure to make its mark in South Africa.

“South African consumers are seeking adventure and are looking for a beer that allows them to explore new tastes and support their thirst for self-expression and individualism. Enter Sol. Free-spirited and adventurous, Sol is sure to make an impression with those looking for a little bit more,” says Marcel Swain, Marketing Manager for New Brands at Heineken® South Africa. “We are thrilled to bring Sol to South African beer fans!”

This gift from the heart of Mexico brings with it generations’ worth of knowledge and expertise in beer brewing. Sol’s journey started in a brewery near Mexico City in 1899. Named in honour of a beam of light shining through the roof – Sol, the Spanish word for “sun” – Sol is brewed with the supervision of Cerveceria Cuautemoc Moctezuma with passion and soul for a refreshing taste and bright colour.

It may be a newcomer in South Africa, but with its no nonsense boldness, Sol is ready to make new fans from local beer enthusiasts.

“Sol is a great companion for the summer months. Whether you’re out looking for adventure or simply lazing by the pool, it promises the perfect balance of refreshment and inspiration. Energised by the sun, the iconic, transparent bottle is filled with the charm of Latin imperfection with the Sol stamp glowing confidently at its heart, captured inside and outside the bottle. Kick-back, taste and savour ‘Espiritu Libre’,” concludes Swain.

Sol is available at leading retailers nationwide. Recommended Retail Prices: R79,95 for a 6 pack and R289,95 for a 24-bottle case.

For more information, visit www.theheinekencompany.com.

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