Wine & Wineries

Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2013

Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2013

Work is almost back in full swing, bank accounts are tight and you are overall Bah humbugging – have no fear for the 2013 Stellenbosch Wine Festival is near and six months earlier than anticipated! The extremely popular Stellenbosch Wine Festival is taking off with an expanded ten-day program next year from the 25th of January to the 3rd of February 2013. Over 150 farms and countless gourmet eateries will be showcasing their finest produce influenced by the seasonal change of the event. Annareth Bolton, CEO of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes explains, “We realised that it makes sense to showcase our world-class wines during a period when everything that Stellenbosch offers - its natural beauty, unique cultural heritage, excellent                  

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Slip your Tekkies on for Tekkie Friday

Tekkie Friday 9 November 2012

Do you remember your very first pair of Tekkies? Most of us are privileged to have had many pairs in an assortment of colours and styles. Sadly there are many kids out there who aren’t as fortunate. Former Springbok Wing, Ashwin Willemse has experienced the joy of being bought his very own pair of brand spanking new tekkies and is inviting schools, corporates and other organisations to wear “tekkies” on the 9th of November to support the GreenSmile Foundation and the work that they do. “I can identify so closely with these kids,” says Ashwin Willemse. “I remember when I was chosen for the Boland athletics team for the first time as a 9 year old boy in 1991. It was a highlight for me, my family and our community. The school was                  

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Happy 20th Birthday ImproGuise!

Rape Crisis soap-a-thon

In celebration of 20 successful years as South Africa’s longest running, award-winning and hilarious improvisation company, you  are invited to watch South Africa's first ever Soap-a-thon a live, improvised soap opera marathon in aid of Rape Crisis. Rape Crisis provides essential services to women through counseling and court support services. Their 24-hour helpline reaches 4 500 to 5 000 survivors each year. But Rape Crisis is facing a crisis of its own: a shortfall of R1.3 million this year, which is threatening to force the organisation to close. All the proceeds raised from the Improguise soap-a-thon will contribute to alleviating their deficit and help them to continue with the daily running of the organisation. Just for                  

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Cleaning up our Beaches

Blouberg Beach Cleanup

The last 2Tons2Day Blouberg Beach Cleanup held on the 15th of September was a roaring success, all the magic clean-up fairies managed to collect a whopping 1.64 tons of trash! With the help of the City of Cape Town they managed to reach their target of over 2 Tons! This just goes to show that each small effort makes a massive difference. Unfortunately this is an ongoing process and we are urging you to take part in the next clean-up… The next Blouberg Beach cleanup is this Saturday the 6th of October. Organisers behind the initiative aim at making the mission a fun-filled family activity and have therefore planned a massive beach soccer match - Pro soccer players vs surfers vs lifesavers vs some local stars vs members of the                  

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Blouberg Beach Cleanup

Blouberg Beach Cleanup

Whats Up loves to give credit where it is due and in this write-up we would like to thank a group of folks who dedicate one Saturday a month to cleaning our beaches and encourage you to take part in awesome initiatives such as this. The Blouberg Beach Cleanup community motto is “Stop complaining about litter and start doing something!” The next Blouberg Beach cleanup is being arranged for the 15th of September 2012. They are hoping to get a few groups of people together to commit to cleaning certain stretches of beach all the way from Lagoon Beach to Melkbos. If you would like to get involved or get a few people together, please contact Greg directly he will allocate a spot to you. Another real bone of contention for these good                  

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Cycle Africa arrive in Cape Town tomorrow at 4pm at the V&A

Cycle Africa London to Cape Town

Almost here, the Cycle Africa team arrives in Cape Town tomorrow from London after 364 gruelling days in the saddle, 29 countries and 15000 kilometres! Cycle Africa is an unsupported bicycle journey from London, England to Cape Town, South Africa. The route has taken the team of six friends through 29 countries through Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a distance of over 15,000 km’s. The team left Russell Square in London on 7 August 2011, and have managed to stick to their estimated arrival, 1 year later in Cape Town tomorrow the 7th of August 2012. Having traveled over two-and-a-bit continents, through deserts, over mountains, at a pace that allowed them to truly experience the countries and meet people along the way. This                  

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‘Reach For Your Slippers’ this Friday

3 August 2012 Reach fro your slippers campaign

Roll out of bed, slip on your stokies and wear them to work or school this Friday 3rd August 2012 for an amazing cause - generating warm wishes for children suffering from life-threatening diseases. Reach for a Dream gained inspiration in 1988 from the American version Make-A-Wish Foundation... and so the journey of dream fulfilment began. The organisation defined its core purpose as “fulfilling the dreams of children of any race, colour and creed between the ages of 3 and 18 faced with a life-threatening illness.” Last year Reach for a Dream raised an incredible R175, 000 for the KwaZulu-Natal region and this year the project goes national. All you have to do is buy your 'Slipper Sticker' from any Miladys store for R10 and wear                  

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Animal Rescue Organisation needs your help after devastating fire

ARO fire

The Animal Rescue Organisation, which was established to address the suffering of animals in informal settlements around Cape Town, is appealing for help after a devastating fire damaged its offices. The fire, which was caused by a defective light fitting in the ceiling of the administrative wing, destroyed valuable office furniture, computer equipment and educational literature, causing thousands of rands worth of damage. Water and smoke damage caused even more losses. The Fire Department arrived soon after tenants on the property smelt smoke on 16 April, and the blaze was extinguished shortly afterwards, but not before the fire had caused the damage. Fortunately, they prevented it from spreading further and engulfing the                  

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Big Fight Cape Town

Big Fight Cape Town

  Who ever thought that fighting and charity would go together? Somehow the idea of boxers and benevolence didn't quite match - until now. East City Boxing is presenting Big Fight Cape Town at Trinity on 5 April 2012, with its amateur team and most talented and rising recreational fighters ready to show that they're really big softies beneath all the brawn. Each competitor will be fighting for a local charity, stepping into the ring not only to defend themselves, but to fight for the less fortunate. Each charity will be represented with a stand on the fight night. Charities include African Brothers Football Academy; Scalabrini Centre; Baphumelele Child Headed Households; Childhood cancer foundation of SA; The                  

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Zumba® Party for the Homeless Pets

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