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The Neon Run has become a fun-filled, sort after annual event, taking place in Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg and now in Durban.
So Durban, get ready for the ‘Neon Run’ Night-Time Spectacular as it heads your way this weekend. The 2015 tour includes more UV, neon paint, graffiti walls and lasers than ever before, with participants at each event in line to win amazing prizes including the use of a Mitsubishi car for a year. Those Discovery members taking part also get Discovery points. Join thousands of runners, joggers and walkers decked out in all manner of glow and neon paraphernalia as they complete the course and manoeuvre through glow stations before celebrating at the post-race party with a dazzling laser light show.
Date: 9 May 2015
Where: Sun Coast Lawns, Sun Coast Casino
5FM DJs: Nick Hamman, Chris Taylor, Vic Naidoo and Fresh
Bands: iScream & The Chocolate Stix, Desmond & the Tutus
Gates open: 3pm
Race Starts: 6:30pm
Tickets: R250 per person; under 11 pay R90.
If you book 4 or more, the price is R200 per person.
Every ticket includes entry into the race, the music festival, glow sticks and an official Neon Run head band.
Where to buy tickets:
Neon Run website www.neonrun.co.za
At the following Lorna Jane Store:
Umhlanga Rocks: 031 – 566 4554
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About 4 years ago, I attended the South African Music Awards (SAMAS) and saw first hand the massive and highly sought after goodie “bag” that the artists received. I use the term “bag” loosely as they actually received a suitcase of items. A major cell network was the sponsor that year, and the artists received a big yellow suitcase to put all the high end goodies into.
Well, this year’s SAMAs take place on Sunday, 19 April 2015, and the event has come of age, as this year it celebrates its “21st (XX1) birthday.”
I was recently invited to review a performance at Beefcakes in Illovo, Johannesburg. Now for those who may not know what Beefcakes is all about, it is a dinner and drag queen show, with loads of fun, dancing and singing all “mishmashed” together. The venue is also very popular for Bachelorette / Hens Night Parties, and when I say popular, I mean that there were not 1, 2 or 3 Hens Night Parties, but a whopping 9 of them, on the night that I attended.
This is the first post in my series called “Mzansi Life & Style Meets …”
As the name indicates, this series is about people I have met via friends, acquaintances, social media, traditional media and people that I have met on my journey of life thus far. These people are making big things happen, one step at a time, achieving their dreams and making it a reality. They are inspirational and aspirational, and in each blog post in this series, we learn more about what makes them tick.
This year’s Soweto Camp Festival is just about a month away. The event has grown in quality and entertainment since its inception in 2010. It’s hosted at Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers this Easter weekend (3 to 6 April 2015) and it’s a fun setting of music, fashion, hip hop and Soweto heritage. The festival is a vehicle for young local entrepreneurs to expose their businesses to a large, vibrant market and has a lot of whole new fun activities including three stages, so campers will be spoiled for choice in terms of music – eg. dance hall, hip hop and house music.
A few years ago, when I was the Assistant Producer for Spirit Sundae (SBAC1), we featured the wonderful work done by Habitat for Humanity.
Founded in 1996, Habitat for Humanity South Africais the national organisation of Habitat for Humanity International and part of Habitat’s Europe, Middle East and African region. Habitat South Africa is entirely self-funded and works in partnership with all stakeholders to serve the poor and marginalised in our country. Based on the firm belief that decent shelter provides the greatest opportunity for families to break the cycle of poverty, Habitat works with all people to give a hand up in building homes, communities and hope.
I recently had my first Uber experience… and it was effortless. I downloaded the Uber app a while back, but only used the service on Valentine’s Day, when I attended a Glamour magazine event (more about this in a later post).
It really is as easy as pie, just select which Uber car service you’d like – either Uber Van (for larger groups of people), Uber Black (if you want a stylish ride in say, a Mercedes Benz) and Uber X (a ride in say, a Toyota Corolla). Select your pick up location, get a fare estimate (if you’d like) and then click on “Request UberX”. You will be notified on the app when your car will collect you via the nifty estimated time of arrival info, which is usually within 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how many cars are in your vicinity. When you sign up for the app, you also load your debit or credit card details, so at the end of your journey, your card automatically gets debited, so no cash changes hands, making it safer than a usual metered taxi. Our driver was friendly and polite and I rated him 5 stars at the end of the journey.
I was recently invited to the “Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures” exhibition, which is currently on at the newly re-vamped Silverstar Casino, in Muldersdrift, Mogale City (the old Krugersdorp). I was beyond excited to see this exhibition, which has already been seen by over five million people worldwide! I was blown away by the exquisite multimedia displays and the amazing information told over the hand-held audio guides.