I created a short video that sums up the euphoria after South Africa’s Rugby World Cup 2019 win!
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.
I can’t say that I am the world’s best rugby fan, mainly because I don’t understand the rules of the game. But that does not mean that I cannot enjoy the match! I am certainly looking forward to the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday, 2 November, now that I know South Africa has made it through, after they beat Wales 19 to 16, yesterday. So, England plays South Africa in the final this Saturday. Fingers and toes crossed for us!
But what fun activities can one have till the final match?
Heineken® has launched the #TeamHeineken Experience, an interactive activation set to thrill rugby and non-rugby fans ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2019™knockout phase.
The activation was unveiled at the Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg, demonstrating that everyone can enjoy the spirit of the tournament, whether they know the rules of the game or not.
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
I first saw “Rock of Ages” (the movie starring Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx) back in 2012. The second time was at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City about 3 years ago. Now, Broadway’s smash hit musical, Rock of Ages is set to rock Montecasino’s Teatro for the first time from Thursday, 26 September to Sunday, 20 October 2019.
This jukebox musical features 28 classic rock songs from the 1980s including hits “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “The Final Countdown”, “Here I Go Again” and many more. As the humorous high-energy storyline unfolds, the audience takes a journey back to a colourful era, while singing-a-long to rock anthems that come alive on stage. Rock of Ages is a feel-good stage production where audiences are rocking in their seats at every performance.
Telkom, the official connectivity and gaming partner of Comic Con Africa 2019, has announced that R1.14 million is the combined prize pool for the teams playing in the Telkom VS Gaming Masters tournament, with each tournament getting R570 000.
The second edition of Comic Con Africa takes place at Gallagher Convention Centre 21-24 September 2019. Comic Con Africa is an unforgettable scene to most, as each day, thousands of people walk about exploring in excitement what the festival has to offer, providing for all pop culture, comic book and gaming enthusiasts an experience of a lifetime.
Telkom VS Gaming, Africa’s largest esport league, will be hosting the largest annual tournaments, the VS Gaming Masters – for South Africa’s leading competitive games, DOTA 2, and Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO). These tournaments are the culmination of the VS Gaming esport circuit, where teams qualified online or through a physical event.
“The world of gaming, and esports respectively, is rapidly growing in Africa and platforms like Telkom VS gaming play an important role in facilitating the movement with tournaments that give gamers the opportunity to connect with each other”, concludes Wanda Mkhize Executive, Content for Telkom VS Gaming.
Esport was included for the first time globally at the inaugural Comic Con Africa last year and judging by the success of that event, Telkom VS Gaming is setting the pace in defining the African esport landscape.
Do you want to attend this weekend’s Comic Con Africa at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg, South Africa?
Sure you do! I have 30 tickets to give away courtesy of Telkom VS Gaming.
The first 30 followers to do this will be emailed a ticket on Friday, 20 September 2019 by the sponsor’s PR company. Each ticket is a weekend pass and is worth R500. Competition closes at noon on Thursday, 19 September 2019. Travel is not included in this giveaway.
For more Information visit www.telkom.co.za for exclusive Comic Con Africa deals and competitions.
Interested in playing in the league? Register here: https://digitalgamingleague.co.za/register
To watch the streamed matches go to:
CSGO September 21: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwnW2m3YUyU
CSGO September 22: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI-9fwLW3_E
Dota 2 September 23: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BycPAgxpm-g
Dota 2 September 24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKb9gz6iIRw
On Saturday, 7 September, I attended the leading Luxury Magazine, Luxuria Lifestyle South Africa’s first of it’s kind Spring In The City event, at the BMW Auto Bavaria Dealership in Midrand.
With 430 guests and 30 luxury showcases, Luxuria’s partner brands and guests enjoyed a superb evening of luxury, networking, forming new business alliances and creating new sales and marketing opportunities for both guests and brands. Also on the night, South Africa’s only commercial classic radio station, Classic FM broadcast live from the event.
A few days ago, I attended the launch of a new range of coffee products from Nestlé, under the Starbucks brand, held at the elegant Ferguson’s on 5th in Illovo, Johannesburg. The new range consists of 17 products, including whole bean, roast and ground coffees, as well as the first-ever Starbucks capsules developed using Nespresso and Nescafé Dolce Gusto proprietary coffee and system technologies, in South Africa.
This is the first product launch in Africa since NESTLÉ and Starbucks formally joined forces and created a global coffee alliance in August 2018.
“We are very pleased to bring these new ranges of exciting and premium coffee products to consumers in South Africa. The partnership with Starbucks brings three of the world’s most iconic brands together – Nescafé, Nespresso and Starbucks. The global coffee alliance will, over time, transform, expand and elevate, both the in-home and out of home coffee market, bringing innovation and better offerings to a larger number of consumers” said Bruno Olierhoek, CEO of NESTLÉ South Africa.
The Starbucks range of coffee, co-developed between NESTLÉ and Starbucks, will be available from September 2019 in these retailers: Checkers, Pick ‘n Pay, Spar and Makro.
Yesterday I attended the media launch of Family Feud Africa, where Steve Harvey, the Emmy® Award-winning entertainer, radio personality, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, businessman and philanthropist, announced that he would also be hosting the local versions for South Africa and Ghana. The show will be produced by the award-winning production company Rapid Blue.
FAMILY FEUD is a popular international television game show, which was first broadcast in the USA in 1976. Since then, it has had many different hosts, with Steve Harvey taking up this position since 2010. In order to obtain the rights to the format license for the African versions of Family Feud, Steve Harvey’s international business and media company, STEVE HARVEY GLOBAL, entered into an agreement with FREMANTLEMEDIA LIMITED. The show has seen exponential ratings increases under Harvey, and he is on track to become the longest-serving host in Family Feud history.
The iconic game show, in which two families compete to name the most popular responses to gathered survey questions in order to win cash and prizes, has been a beloved part of people’s lives, from generation to generation. It has generated adaptations in over 50 international markets. Family Feud Africa will be the first international version of the show to be hosted by Steve Harvey.
The new Volkswagen T-Cross is here and to create the ultimate car launch, Volkswagen’s creating the ultimate city, the ultimate urban playground: T-Cross City.
T-Cross City initially lives online, but with enough audience interaction on the microsite, areas will open up week-by-week until it’s eventually built as an actual, real-life city for fans to explore and enjoy for free on 21 and 22 September 2019 at Montecasino’s outdoor area.
Always innovating with their launches, this latest event is taking Volkswagen to new heights, literally. Think of a giant film set with scaffold and facades, housing exciting, engaging experiences such as a raised rooftop party structure and an intimate, opulent jazz club. All of the pop-up areas will be curated by top names in the industry who’ll be rallying their fans to ensure that they get a spot at the spectacular event.
Driving the new Volkswagen T-Cross gives you the freedom to make your own choices, which is why they’re giving fans the choice of experiences to include at T-Cross City.
Visit www.TCrossCity.co.za, select the experience that best represents your idea of fun city living and you’ll get two tickets to the event with a bite to eat and a drink included. Your tickets will be for the full event, not just one experience. Register soon though, before they’re all gone.