South Africa to compete in world braai championships


One of the highlights of the Johannesburg Good Food & Wine Show, at Coca-Cola Dome from 21 to 24 September, will be the Heritage Day Braai-B-Que contest. This is a coup for the Good Food and Wine Show because the South African national team, known as Team ChesaNyama Braai-B-Que, will be looking for the final team members to complete the team to send to America for two prestigious competitions. Team ChesaNyama Braai-B-Que will be heading to America during October to compete in the exclusive World Food Championships in Las Vegas and the Jack Daniel’s World Barbeque Invitational in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The team will officially represent South Africa at both events where the bragging rights of winning are the cherished goals                  

Are you a software based tech startup that has what it takes?

Tech startup competition

Startup Knight is a competition for software based tech startups that are getting ready to start a viable business.  Byte Orbit, the company behind Startup Knight, will be hosting this exciting event. A series of established organisations such as Microsoft, Nokia, Bandwidth Barn and 8ta have come on board with significant sponsorship for the winning startup. Microsoft will be providing software packages for the winning startup to run their business for 3 years as well as $60 000 worth of Azure Services. Bandwidth Barn will be providing office space for the duration of 6 months and Nokia has come on board as a product sponsor. In addition 8ta will be providing a 3G data modem loaded with their 60Gig + 60Gig offering. The grand                  

This man needs a holiday – and he could win one, with your help!


  Oli Wright is an over worked student who has decided he needs a holiday, and he's doing something about it! Having entered the See The World With Spar competition, Oli stands the chance to win a four month, all expenses paid trip around the globe, visiting twelve countries on four continents and documenting his adventures online as a Spar Reporter. In order to win he needs all the help he can get, so here's what you can do to help him: First, watch his video on Youtube, then comment on it, like it and share it with as many people as you can, it’s that simple! Every time someone interacts with or shares Oli's video he is awarded “social points”. To stand a chance to win                  

High Heels 4 Horns: Crowning Miss Summer Heat, Cape Town.


      Who of you wouldn’t mind checking this out and help with Rhino conservation at the same time? Join in the fun at N1 City Mall in the food court on Saturday 3rd March at 15.30 when a bevy of bikini-clad beauties take to the stage in the hope of being crowned as the 2012 Miss Summer Heat Cape Town winner. The exciting news for the Miss Summer Heat SA 2012 pageant is that is officially recognised as a premier pageant for automatic entry into the Miss South Africa contest! What this means is that the queen and her princesses in the 18-25 year category will automatically go through to the regional interview round for Miss South Africa, provided they meet the criteria. A queen and two princesses in                  

The End is Nigh…and 12 more Big Issues for 2012 – with plenty to WIN!

    The Big Issue has pulled out all the stops for its first edition for 2012 with a tongue-in-cheek Mayan calendar cover playing on the end of the world hype and depicting 12 other Big Issues SA faces in 2012. “Amid all the ‘end cometh’ prophecies, we thought we’d have some fun by commissioning cartoonist Gavin Thomson to illustrate a Mayan calendar cover with a South African twist,” said Melany Bendix, editor of The Big Issue. “This is a unique and quirky cover that is sure to have readers spinning it around and around to find all the 12 big issues we predict will be the most predominant in SA during 2012.” The 12 Big Issues are also laid out in black and white inside the                  

You gotta get to see SA’s new local film talent at the Labia on Orange tonight.

    03:59 WebFest, South Africa’s new online film festival, is holding two screenings for people to experience the finalist films on the big screen. Both screenings take place on the 26th October at the Bioscope and Labia independent cinemas in JHB and CT respectively; at 6pm. Costs are R40 in JHB and R25 in CT. The films, all referencing the compulsory TANK, are exactly 3 minutes 59 seconds long. With a mixed bag of sci-fi, drama, and comedy, 03:59 WebFest offers something for everyone. The twelve films on show hint at the talent we have in South Africa’s creative community. Films can also be watched and voted for online. The film with the most votes will be awarded the