Trace Academia Launches Free Online Vocational Training Platform in South Africa


Trace, in the presence of the honourable French Minister Elisabeth Moreno and South African partners, has formally announced the inauguration of Trace Academia in South Africa, and the signing of a protocol of cooperation between Trace, Senghor University in Egypt, and Agence Française de Développement (AFD), to create a training programme to develop and support the professionalization of the creative and cultural sector in Africa.
 
Elisabeth Moreno, the Minister for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities together with the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Trace, Olivier Laouchez and Trace Academia Co-MD, Prejlin Naidoo, launched the company’s latest youth empowerment programme.

Trace Academia is a free online vocational training platform built for young South Africans looking to build their skills to find or create jobs. Created in response to the high rate of youth unemployment in South Africa and the continent, Trace Academia will focus on empowerment through educating and training young people.
 
More than 50% of Africa’s population is under 25 years old. The youth are struggling with the effects of a longstanding economic and psychological crisis. The reach of the global pandemic has further accelerated the need for new approaches to education.
 
Trace Academia courses are created in collaboration with leading companies, institutions and experts to ensure that the skills provided are well matched to market needs. A localised, interactive and entertaining course format keeps the learner’s attention and significantly improves course completion rate.

Trace Academia will primarily target young South Africans in its inaugural year. The platform will launch with several locally produced training courses including Get Started with Digital Marketing (Grow with Google), How to Become a DJ (Trace), Spark your Interest in Electricity (Schneider Electric), Become a Successful Entrepreneur (Valued Citizens & UJ), Become a Real Handyman (Leroy Merlin) and Own Your Situation (Durex). Trace Academia will take the learner through the journey towards skill acquisition.

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New Reality TV Series in search of the Coolest OG in the Land

SABC2 recently partnered with Rebelintown Productions, for an upcoming new, first of its kind, reality series, THE COOLEST OG’S, which will give 12 South African senior citizens a chance to compete for a R100 000 cash prize and the title of The Coolest OG.

THE COOLEST OG’s starts on Sunday, 6th June 2021 at 18:30 on SABC 2.

An OG is someone who is incredibly exceptional, authentic and excellent in a classic way. Someone who is an expert in many facets of life and someone who has been around for a long time.

Featuring contestants from all walks of life, the series was shot across the country over 50 days and 50 nights, during the height of the global pandemic as the show captured the lives of 12 senior citizens from the ages of 60 to 80, confined in the safety of their own homes and exposed to fun and unusual challenges, ultimately on a quest to find THE COOLEST OG of them all.

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#TasteTheAction with Cadbury and 5 Legendary English Football Clubs

Stand the Chance to Score Your Seat at a  Match Day Experience in the UK

Over the last few months sports fans have missed out on so many sporting highlights.  Now Cadbury FC #TasteTheAction is back and this time, Cadbury has partnered with five of the top English Football clubs including Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur to bring South African fans closer to all the soccer action.

The #TasteTheAction campaign, which kicked off  on 1 September and runs until 31 October 2020, offers consumers the chance to buy a legend, in the form of two participating Cadbury products, and stand the chance to score one of three VIP legendary travel experiences and exciting weekly prizes. Choose between a premium trip to the UK (including a VIP match day experience) for you and a partner or pick your squad, made up of your three besties, and ‘live like legends’ on a local holiday in Camps Bay, Cape Town. All prize trips to be redeemed in 2021… now there’s something to look forward to!

‘’The noise, the fans singing your name, the roar when you’re chasing a goal – there’s nothing like match day, it’s the ultimate experience,’’ describes South African and Manchester United legend, Quinton Fortune, for fans lucky enough to enjoy a match day in the UK.

“Legendary experiences are meant to be enjoyed on and off the field and we are excited to join forces with some of the legends of soccer to give our local audience a true Taste of the Action. Now more than ever, people are looking for exciting experiences and we are glad to be able to deliver these to our fans.’’  – Lara Sidersky, Mondelez SA Category Lead for Chocolate.

Stand a chance to get lost in the stadium roar of football fandom and win a legendary holiday experience of a lifetime including flights, luxury accommodation, spending money, sightseeing tours, dinner experiences and a whole lot more. To enter, buy two of your favourite participating Cadbury legends including  Crunchie, 5Star, P.S, Lunch Bar and limited edition Cadbury Dairy Milk slabs in Astros, PS Caramilk, 5 Star and Crunchie variants*, dial *120*101112#, enter the unique code that can be found inside the pack and follow the prompts. It’s as simple as that!

There’s also an opportunity to rub shoulders, virtually, with host Andile Ncube and special guests including international soccer legends at the Cadbury #TasteTheAction Experience coming soon. The experience will be completely virtual, allowing you to attend from the comfort of your home.  With opportunities to ask questions and interact, all you’ll need is a stable internet connection and browser and you can access from a computer, tablet and even your phone.

Join the conversation on:

  • Facebook @LunchBarSA, @CadburyPS, @Cadbury5StarSA or @CadburyDairyMilkSA
  • Instagram @Cadbury_5starsa, @Cadburyps_bar, @cadbury_sa
  • Twitter @LunchBar_SA

#TasteTheAction

*Participating Cadbury chocolate bars: Lunch Bar 48g and 23g, Lunch Bar Dream 48g, P.S. Milk Chocolate 48g, P.S. Caramilk 48g and 19g, 5Star 48,5g, Crunchie 40g, Cadbury Dairy Milk Crunchie 150g, Cadbury Dairy Milk 5 Star 150g, Cadbury Dairy Milk Astros 150g and Cadbury Dairy Milk PS Caramilk 150g.

Visit https://cadbury.co.za/cadburylegends/

 

 

 

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Zeitz MOCAA WOZA at home online event

Join Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) online on 8 August from 6 p.m. (GMT+2) for WOZA at home, an evening of style, beautiful food, and art-making.

This virtual event picks up from the museum’s pre-lockdown WOZA Friday sessions when it would stay open late. There would be live music, art sessions on the rooftop, and museum scavenger hunts.

Now that it’s going online, they’re kicking up the lineup.

This month is all about style. The evening will include three virtual rooms: MOCAA Insights will feature conversations about fashion, MOCAA Making where attendees will be guided through art and food making, and MOCAA Vibes showcasing a musician and DJ.

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2020 Forbes Woman Africa Winners

 

Happy International Women’s Day!

Since today is #IWD, the below press release seemed pertinent to post about.

The 2020 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Gala Dinner was held at Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex in Durban on Friday, 6 March 2020. The glamorous event was held directly after the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit which was hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal government and presented by Mastercard.

“I’d like to extend congratulations to all the 2020 award winners for truly embodying this year’s summit theme, ‘The Ceiling Crashers 2.0: Power with Purpose’,” said Renuka Methil, Managing Editor of FORBES WOMAN AFRICA. “It was the perfect end to a day of enlightening of panel discussions and ‘In the Spotlight’ talks that showcased the strides being made by women everywhere. We hope these well-deserved awards serve to highlight the impact being made by these women and provide inspiration for our future leaders.”

Rakesh Wahi, founder the ABN Group, welcomed this year’s attendants to the glamorous awards’ ceremony. The opening address was given by KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, followed by the keynote address by KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala. Following these engaging talks, the 2020 winners were announced.

2020 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Gala Dinner results:

Forbes Woman Africa Technology and Innovation Award
– Winner: Dr Aisha Pandor, Co-founder of SweepSouth, South Africa

Forbes Woman Africa Gen Y Award
– Winner: Nthabiseng Mosia, Founder of Easy Solar, Sierra Leone

Forbes Woman Africa Entertainer Award
– Winner: DJ Zinhle, South Africa

Forbes Woman Africa Entrepreneur Award
– Winner: Olajumoke Adenowo, Founder of Ad Consulting, Nigeria

Forbes Woman Africa Male Gender Advocate Award
– Winner: Bafana Khumalo, Co-founder of Sonke Gender Justice, South Africa

Forbes Woman Africa Social Impact Award
– Winner: Charmaine Mabuza, Co-founder of Zamani Holdings, South Africa

Forbes Woman Africa Pioneer Award
– Winner: Irene Charnley, Founder and Deputy Chairman of Smile Telecoms Holdings

Forbes Woman Africa Chairperson Award
– Winner: Ibukun Awosika, Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria

Forbes Woman Africa Legacy Award

– Winner: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, South Africa

Image credit: @maru_a_nele Photografik


Dr Aisha Pandor, Co-founder of SweepSouth, South Africa.

 


Nthabiseng Mosia, Founder of Easy Solar, Sierra Leone.

 


DJ Zinhle, South Africa.

 

Olajumoke Adenowo, Founder of Ad Consulting, Nigeria and Bafana Khumalo,

Co-founder of Sonke Gender Justice, South Africa.

 


Charmaine Mabuza, Co-founder of Zamani Holdings, South Africa.

 

Irene Charnley, Founder and Deputy Chairman of Smile Telecoms Holdings.

 


Ibukun Awosika, Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria.

 

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, South Africa.

 

Tracy Morgan – No Disrespect South Africa Tour

Legendary comedian, Tracy Morgan, has announced his 2020 No Disrespect world tour which includes three back-to-back shows around South Africa – Cape Town on the 29th May, Durban on the 30th May and Pretoria on the 31st May.

Tickets are available via Ticketpro.

Blu Blood has always been on the forefront of bringing quality entertainment to South African stages and we are extremely honoured to be adding Tracy Morgan to our portfolio.  Tracy is one of the most respected comedians in this field and he adds an exciting element to this year’s social calendar,” comments Blu Blood MD, Osman Osman.  

Tracy Morgan is best known for his appearances on Saturday Night Live and his role as ‘Tracy Morgan’ in seven seasons of NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning, 30 Rock, opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin.  His film credits include Paramount’s rom-com film, What Men Want with Taraji P. Henson and The Longest Yard opposite Adam Sandler and he has also lent his voice to hit animations Rio, Rio 2 and the Oscar-nominated, Boxtrolls.   Across his career, he has had stand-up specials on Netflix, HBO and Comedy Central and has headlined comedy tours and festivals around the world.

Morgan can currently be seen in the second season of TBS’ The Last OG, which has recently been renewed for a third season.  He can next be heard voicing the role of Fox in Netflix’s Green Eggs & Ham, as well as Caption Caveman in the upcoming 2020 feature, Scoob.

Tickets for Tracy Morgan’s No Disrespect tour start from R350 and are available through Ticketpro.  The show carries a PG-18 age restriction.

Tracy Morgan: No Disrespect is proudly brought to South Africa by leaders in entertainment, Blu Blood in association with Comedy Central, East Coast Radio and KFM.

 

Tour Dates:

Friday, 29th May @ Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town (8PM)

Saturday, 30th May @ Durban ICC, Durban (8PM)

Sunday, 31st May @ Sun Arena at Time Square, Pretoria (6PM)


Find Tracy Morgan:
www.tracymorgan.com
Facebook: tracymorgan
Instagram: @tracymorgan
Twitter: @realtracymorgan

Standard Bank Polo in the Park at Steyn City

Standard Bank and newly founded, African Deluxe Company, hosted the very first Polo In The Park event in Africa on Saturday 16 November. This spectacular event took place at the luxurious Parkland Residence, Steyn City. The new Polo Park, specifically built for this event, created a magnificent backdrop, with breath-taking views of Steyn City’s manicured parklands, overlooking the pristine Jack Nicklaus designed golf course and international award-winning clubhouse.

“Since inception, Steyn City has set out to create the space for families and friends to spend time together, doing what they love best,” comments Tammy Menton, Group Head of Marketing and Events, Steyn City Properties. “Polo in the Park is a perfect example of this, an event which speaks to our own ethos, which revolves around providing a lifestyle that’s unrivalled by anything else in South Africa.  Of course, given facilities like our world class equestrian centre, it goes without saying that many of our residents are equine enthusiasts!”

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GenerosiTrees to Inspire the Spirit of Generosity this Festive Season

 When Cadbury Dairy Milk discovered that there were millions of orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa and that the overwhelming majority of them had never known the joy of owning their own toy, book or game, they wanted to make a difference, so they enlisted the help of generous South Africans and launched The Little Generosity Shop in May 2019.

So amazing was the response, with more than 90 000 compassionate donations pouring in, that Cadbury decided to try and make the festive season a little brighter for even more of these incredibly deserving children, with Cadbury Dairy Milk GenerosiTrees.

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Standard Bank Jo’burg Polo in the Park

African Deluxe Company is proud to announce its inaugural event, the Standard Bank Polo in the Park, set to take place on Saturday 16th November 2019, at Steyn City Parkland Residence, in Johannesburg.

Headlined by Standard Bank, Park Polo is a first of its kind concept for Africa. This is a modern form of action polo, forming part of a new global polo movement focused on creating exciting ways to play polo in and around urban centres, where space is often limited. Rules are simplified, teams change ends only at half time rather than after every goal, and the polo field is smaller, so this makes the game quicker and simpler, and it brings the spectators closer to the action by way of an arena-style polo playing field, which for this event, Steyn City built from scratch.

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Jason Goliath’s new comedy show “Manstruation: Surviving a Wife”

I attended the media launch of Jason Goliath’s new one-man show, called “MANSTRUATION: Surviving a Wife” on 1 October. The show is on from 2 to 12 October 2019 at the Auto and General Theatre on The Square at Sandton City, Johannesburg.

Jason is one of the very few comedians fondly known for getting away with making audiences laugh at life’s uncomfortable truths. Now having married the love of his life, audiences can prepare themselves for brutally honest and uncomfortable truths around relationships and a whole lot of laughter!

MANSTRUATION is a perfect night out. Whether you are in a short-term or long-term relationship, engaged, married, divorced or single, the show is a must see. Not only does he talk about what he has learned as a married man of 8 months, Jason also weaves in little nuggets of knowledge that he has picked up from strangers at car washes, about the sanctity of marriage.

Jason promises that his show it is not a story about the battle of the sexes. The very construct of the show is unbiased as it makes light of either side in the Jason Goliath way – hilarious and thought provoking. His authenticity and energetic personality will win you over and more than likely, leave you gaping at a thought, then immediately breaking into raucous laughter.

The content of the show talks to various types of relationships, but also the various stages of relationships, the relationships one should stay in and relationships one should get out of.

What should audiences expect? I thought the show was 90 minutes of humourous advice about how to love and treat your partner. It started out with a fair amount of toilet humour but quickly picks up to the more “serious” side of things when Jason starts to talk about marriage and the beauty of relationships.

“After leaving my show, I want people to better understand their situation and start thinking about what they want and where they are going. I want people in amazing relationships to “get out of their own way”. More often we take things too seriously, we have become too sensitive, we over-analyse and have become so selfish. My show offers a deeper understanding and a solution in the way I know best – being funny”.

 

Ticket Price:           R150 via Computicket

Venue:                    Auto and General Theatre on The Square, Sandton City

Dates:                     2-12 October 2019