Archive for September, 2017

WORKING WITH WOOD SHOW AND WOODTURNERS SYMPOSIUM

The organisers of the Working with Wood Show invite you and a partner to join them at this year’s Working with Wood Show and Woodturners Symposium. Here you can witness wood enthusiasts sharing their skills and knowledge with the public, especially the youth, in an attempt to revive a dying trade. The organisers of

 

the Working with Wood Show invite you and a partner to join them at this year’s Working with Wood Show and Woodturners Symposium. Here you can w

 

itness wood enthusiasts sharing their skills and knowledge with the public, especially the youth, in an attempt to revive a dying trade.
World-renown luthier, Marc Maingard will be delivering his talks and demonstrations on Sunday and Monday (24 and 25 September) and the scholdar’s carpentry competition will take place on Monday, 25 September. Guided hikes and cycles in the forest are available daily.
A Symposium and Show demonstration programme is attached for your perusal.

Venue: Nelson Mandela University, GeorgeAddress: Madiba Drive, GeorgeDates: 22 – 25 September 2017

Times: Noon till 18:00 on Friday, 22nd then 09:00 till 18:00 on the following days.RSVP: Fran Kirsten on fran@out-there.co.za
For further information on the Show and Symposium feel free to either contact Fran Kirsten or visit their websites; www.workingwithwood.co.za and/or www.awsa.org.za
We look forward to welcoming you to the Show.

 

 

 

 

LEGEND OF THE STAGE AND SCREEN

South African singing sensation, Andre Schwartz, will be making his debut live appearance at Garden Route Casino’s Bravo Lounge on Saturday, the 30th of September 2017 at 20:00.

Fans can look forward to hearing their favourite hits from the multi-talented musician who has released 14 CDs in genres ranging from Afrikaans and pop, to big band jazz – with many reaching gold status.

Schwartz began entertaining audiences at the tender age of 14 and is today one of South Africa’s best-loved performers. In addition to being a recording artist, he has starred in several musicals including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Phantom of the Opera. He has also shone on South African TV screens in shows such as Sterloper on KykNET and 7de Laan on SABC2.

Garden Route Casino Marketing Manager, Karen Johnstone, says: “Garden Route Casino is committed to bringing quality entertainment to the Bravo Lounge and, with Andre Schwartz being one of South Africa’s top artists, we just had to have him come and perform.”

Tickets for the show cost R150 per person – with discounts available to Garden Route Casino Rewards cardholders – and can be purchased from Garden Route Casino’s cash desk and website as well as from Computicket.

https://www.tsogosun.com/garden-route-casino.​

CABARET BRINGS THE WORLD TO GREAT BRAK RIVER

Maak gereed vir die 6de jaarlikse Cabaret by De Dekke op 8 en 9 November! Vanjaar bied Petro Taute se gewilde show baie nuwe verrassings en 3 instansies sal daarby baat: Groot-Brak Kindersorgvereniging, Sonskynvallei Nasorg (Hartenbos) en Diepkloof Kleuterskool (Glentana). Sedert verlede jaar word kaartjies vir Woensdag- en Donderdagaand verkoop en met tafels vir 10 wat vooraf bespreek kan word, is dit die ideale geleentheid om gesellig saam met vriende en familie te kom kuier. Kaartjies bly R100 per persoon en is beskikbaar vanaf middel Oktober – kontak Petro by 083 287 6958 om tafels vir 10 te bespreek, en vir meer inligting.

Petro Taute’s annual cabaret in aid of Child Welfare Great Brak River, Sonskynvallei After-Care, Hartenbos and Diepkloof Kleuterskool, Glentana is now in its 6th year – and it has become so popular that there are now 2 shows: on Wednesday, 8 and Thursday, 9 November.
De Dekke has sponsored the venue since the very first year and all the artists (professional and not), plus the rest of the back-up team, give their time for free to support this worthy cause. The theme remains “60 minutes around the world” and as always a wonderful evening of entertainment awaits with a variety of elements – song, dance, and a bit of humour. There will be a lucky draw right at the end, with exciting sponsored prizes to be won on both nights.

Contact organizer Petro Taute on 083 287 6958 regarding tickets, tables for 10, and general enquiries; no tickets sold at the door. Tickets sell @ R100 and only tables for 10 people can be booked in advance. Doors will open at 17h30 for 19h30 with an à la carte menu and cash bar available. For tickets in the Hartenbos and Mossel Bay area, contact Linda Robertson on 082 789 6566.

Suid-kaap vir Jesus

South African singing sensation, Andre Schwartz, will be making his debut live appearance at Garden Route Casino’s Bravo Lounge on Saturday, the 30th of September 2017 at 20:00.

Fans can look forward to hearing their favourite hits from the multi-talented musician who has released 14 CDs in genres ranging from Afrikaans and pop, to big band jazz – with many reaching gold status.

Schwartz began entertaining audiences at the tender age of 14 and is today one of South Africa’s best-loved performers. In addition to being a recording artist, he has starred in several musicals including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Phantom of the Opera. He has also shone on South African TV screens in shows such as Sterloper on KykNET and 7de Laan on SABC2.

Garden Route Casino Marketing Manager, Karen Johnstone, says: “Garden Route Casino is committed to bringing quality entertainment to the Bravo Lounge and, with Andre Schwartz being one of South Africa’s top artists, we just had to have him come and perform.”

Tickets for the show cost R150 per person – with discounts available to Garden Route Casino Rewards cardholders – and can be purchased from Garden Route Casino’s cash desk and website as well as from Computicket.

https://www.tsogosun.com/garden-route-casino.​

BUSINESS IS ALIVE AND WELL IN MOSSEL BAY

The Standard Bank Regional Conference, organized by the Mossel Bay Business Chamber’s was an incredibly successful and insightful event which brought together a number of key players from a variety of industries.” It’s clear to see the impact and benefit the Business Chamber has on its members by providing a forum where industry leaders can come together and work towards a more efficient future for industry in the area.” These were the words of Matthew Chapman, divisional head insurance of Merchant Capital, one of the companies that shared their vision for the area at the Standard Bank Regional Conference that was held at Diaz Hotel & Resort last week.

“We found that our presentation was very well received and that our Pay-As-You-Trade offerings were especially beneficial to businesses in the area that experience high seasonality,” Chapman said and added that they will certainly be working closely together with the Business Chambers along the Garden Route in the future to assist with reducing cash flow pressures on seasonal businesses in the region.

The conference was an interesting spinoff from the highly successful conference that took place in Mossel Bay last year and that placed the emphasis on development in the tourism, agriculture, petroleum and harbour development.

“This year we just extended the invitation to other towns within a 280km radius to come and share their best practices and to introduce their unique selling points in order to learn from one another and to create a more powerful selling tool in marketing the region,” said Fanus Truter, chairman of the Mossel Bay Chamber.

Standard Bank, the major sponsor of the conference was represented by several interesting speakers who all placed a new perspective on how Standard Bank plays a vital role in the development of the region as well as the country. Andre Jonker, regional manager of the Southern Cape highlighted the role of the bank in the region while Willem Visser from Stanlib gave an overview of the economic trends in the area and how these compare with the other provinces. Tasha Ferreira, business and commercial services emphasised the multitude of opportunities that the bank offers in embarking on the rest of Africa.

The port of Mossel Bay is one of South Africa’s eight commercial ports and the question is often raised on the matter of the increase in capacity of this asset. The good news is that the Port of Mossel Bay is open for business. “As a key role player in growing the economy of Mossel Bay, participating in organised business initiatives of this nature forms an integral part of our stakeholder engagement and management initiatives,” according to Transnet’s David Keller.

Jean de Villiers, ex Springbok captain (2012 – 2015) and now presenter on SuperSport, head of Philanthropy at Citadel and head of Business Development of Prepaid24, highlighted the key role that sport plays in the social integration as well as economic development. “We as individuals, families, organisations and businesses as well as municipalities have the responsibility to take ownership of this,” he added.

Another celebrity that captured the attention was Minki van der Westhuizen, television personality and presenter of “Boer soek ‘n vrou” on KykNet. Minki shared some of her experiences in front as well as behind the cameras and highlighted the opportunities that are available in this area in this industry.
The conference was well orchestrated by the facilitator and programme presenter, Bun Booyens. On Friday night Booyens, a media specialist and former editor of Die Burger and the travel magazine Weg, had the audience in stitches as he took them down memory lane with interesting visuals and tit-bits around Die Burger 100 Years.

(Denise Lloyd)

 

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