Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Velvet Airline Specials - Cape Town to Joburg

Velvet Sky operates the acclaimed Boeing 737 series aircraft, which have been sourced from international aircraft leasing company, Aergo. These modern planes have been arranged in a cost-effective 148-seater all-economy configuration. The Boeing 737 is currently the world’s most largely produced airliner. Our fleet is maintained by the most advanced aircraft maintenance provider on the African continent, SAA Technical.

Velvet Sky has already achieved South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approval as well as the Air Services Licence and have confidently passed the relevant South African safety benchmarks which are acknowledged as being amongst the most stringent in the world.

Cape Town Shuttles to and from Airport:
Citi Shuttles
021 559 5467
082 707 1135

Airbus to Big to land at Cape Town Airport

The world's largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, flies over Cape Town yesterday on his way to Johannesburg. This is a dubbeldek plane with four engines and seating for 525 passengers in three classes. The aircraft of the German airline Lufthansa on Thursday a run in the Cape as part of the official announcement of his name - Johannesburg. Lufthansa's Airbus flight since last November between Europe and Johannesburg and daily flights between Johannesburg and Dubai in October is planned. The Airbus A380 is too large to Cape Town International Airport to park. He is about 3 m longer than the Boeing 747-400 and the wings are about 15 m longer than the Boeing.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Coldplay Live in South Africa - Cape Town - Shuttle Service Available

Coldplay’s songs have captured millions of fans around the world since the release of ‘Parachutes’ in 2000. A critical and commercial triumph, ‘Parachutes’ debuted at number one on the UK Album Chart and was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize. After the success of ‘Parachutes’, Coldplay began to work on their second album ‘A Rush of Blood to the Head’ (2002) which spawned popular singles ’The Scientist’, ‘In My Place’ and ‘Clocks’ winning Record of the Year at the 2004 Grammys. The third album ‘X&Y’ became the best selling album of 2005 with worldwide sales of 11 million. ‘Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends’ (2008) is described by Martin as a new direction for Coldplay, a change from their past three albums, which they referred to as the trilogy. It became the bands first number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and their first UK number one based on download sales alone.

Coldplay is undoubtedly one of the world’s best selling acts, with over 50 million album sales worldwide. They have won numerous awards through their career including six Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, seven Grammy Awards and they have headlined major festivals including Coachella, Glastonbury and Isle of Wight Festival.

Date : 5 October 2011
Cape Town Stadium
Green Point
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa
Price : ZAR 270.00 - ZAR 635.00

Cape Town Shuttle Service Available.
Online Bookings can be Made.
Citi Shuttles
021 559 5467
082 707 1135

SABC Education Baba Indaba and Kids Indaba Cape Town International Convention Centre

Here’s an event/exhibition that’s inspiring, educational, entertaining and fun. Everything for bump, baby and toddler under one roof. KIDS INDABA will be there alongside SABC EDUCATION BABA INDABA so bring the whole family.

Speaker's Corner:
Oonce again we bring some of South Africa's leading experts to Baba Indaba. Don't miss these interesting talks.

Daily Takalani Sesame Shows:
A sight to behold! Kids will be enthralled by entertaining musical acts with a South African flavour. Daily shows on the SABC Education stage at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00!

Baby Changing Facilities - There will be comfortable and well equipped areas for Mums to care for their babies. A free supply of baby changing products will be available courtesy of Cuddlers Nappies

Breast Feeding Facilities -
Comfortable, clean, private breast feeding areas will be provided with a quiet waiting area for dad. Avoid the bustle and feed your baby away from the crowd.

Bottle and Baby food warming station - No need to battle with the bottle. Warm your baby's bottle or food at a hygienic warming station at the Cafe area.

Price : ZAR 20.00 - ZAR 50.00
Entry R50.00, Children 6yrs+ R20.00, Under 6 Free

Love, Loss and What I Wore - Theatre on the Bay - Camps Bay

The show that every woman wants to see! Get the Book Club gals together, or your gym buddies, your Pilates pals or your running mates, your mom, your daughter or your gran. Don't forget Aunty Ethel. Meet the cast after the show! Oh, and the men love it too! This is an intimate collection of stories by siblings Nora Ephron ("Sleepless in Seattle", "When Harry Met Sally" and more recently "Julie and Julia") and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman, which examines how a woman's wardrobe serves as the way she remembers her life.

Five women, dressed in BB or their favourite LBDs, recall defining moments in their lives and what clothes they were wearing at the time. From black cowboy boots, new bras, handbag obsessions and boobtubes, to wedding dresses, mini skirts and neon lights in fitting rooms, the stories are ones we can all identify, laugh and sigh with. International cast members have included Tyne Daly, Fran Drescher, Michele Lee, Rosie O'Donnell, Rhea Perlman and Brooke Shields. This cast includes Rika Sennet, Kate Normington, Anne Power, Christel Mutombu and Sharon Spiegel Wagner.

Price : ZAR 40.00 - ZAR 150.00
Thursday: R120/R100/R80; Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: R150/R125/R100
Fanatics Club Member: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, show ONLY tickets: R120 pp; Scholars (school going children accompanied by adult): Wednesdays at 20h00 and Saturdays at 17h00, show ONLY tickets: Half price on all seats; Senior Citizens 60+ (on presentation of ID): Wednesdays at 20h00 and Saturdays at 17h00, show ONLY tickets: Half price on all seats; Students (on presentation of valid Student card): Wednesdays at 20h00, show ONLY tickets: Half price on all seats

Theater on the Bay
Link Street, on Victoria Road

Date : 15 June 2011 - 2 July 2011
Time : 20h00 - 21h35

Shuttle Service to and from venue:

Citi Shuttles
021 559 5467
082 707 1135

Cooking Game at The Twelve Apostles Hotel - Cape Town

The Executive Chef of The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa will share the secret of cooking game meat to perfection in a series of food evenings at the award-winning Cape Town Hotel.

With a passion for game meat, Henrico Grobbelaar will demonstrate to his audience how he prepares his specialities – crocodile carpaccio, loin of springbok with potato bake and pickled onions, served with a classic butternut puree. After watching the culinary safari being created before them, guests will end their meal with Henrico’s dessert of choice, crème brulee.

A former Sunday Times Chef of the Year, Grobbelaar was Executive Chef for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup before bringing his talents to the kitchen at the Twelve Apostles Hotel.

Date : 7 July 2011
Time : 19h30 - 21h30
Date : 28 July 2011
Time : 19h30 - 20h30

Price : ZAR 695.00 per person including dinner

Cape Town Shuttle Service to The Twelve Apostles Hotel
021 559 5467
082 707 1135

Cape Town's 7th Vodacom Funny Festival - Baxter Theatre

Cape Town's largest Comedy Festival returns for the seventh year. The award-winning festival showcases a host of top local and international comedians and speciality acts. The Master of Ceremonies is Alan Committie, South Africa's top comedy host with a wit so sharp, it's frightening. The comedians include Constable Carl, back to police the audience to make sure the evening runs smoothly; Carl Wastie, GHFM's afternoon-drive sports anchor; Kalki Henenberg, Australia's leading hula-hoop artist adds a touch of circular class; Miss Ro, Korea's world-famous award-winning magician and quick-change artist; Eugene Khoza, Johannesburg's hottest stand-up shares his views on the nitty gritty that makes South Africa tick; Kev Orkian, comic pianist and genius, direct from the UK after huge acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival; Shimmy Isaacs, direct from Worcester to Cape Town, Cape comedy at its very best; Full House, from Switzerland, a husband-and-wife piano cabaret duo, with a touch of class and plenty of comedy (13 to 27 June only) and The boy with tape on his face, from New Zealand, Edinburgh Festival 2010 sensation, top stand-up with a physical show which is so different and so brilliant (28 June to 10 July only). The 7th Vodacom Funny Festival is presented by Eddy Cassar Public Relations.

Doors open 20 minutes before the start of the show, the show starts at 20h00 and it is 2 hours 45 minutes long, including a 20 minute interval. Secure parking is available in the Baxter's parking area and nearby, Parking is patrolled by Carwatch, for your peace of mind. Wheelchair positions are located in the Theatre, Concert Hall and Baxter Golden Arrow Studio. Tickets for these seats are available from the venue Box Office, please phone +27 21 680 3989 to book these seats. Toilets for patrons with wheelchairs are located in the public toilets off the foyer. Parking for people with wheelchairs is located at the Baxter Road and Burg entrances. The Baxter restaurant (fully licensed) is open daily from 09h00 until the shows start in the evening. The bar is open from 18h00 until late after the shows end. Reservations can be made by phoning +27 21 689 5351. The Baxter Theatre Centre is a smoke-free building.

Date : 13 June 2011 - 10 July 2011
Time : 20h00 - 22h45

Cape Town Shuttle Service

The Mystery Ghost Bus Tour - Cape Town

The bus will drive from The Castle to Plumstead Cemetary. This event will include haunted houses, poltergeists, castles, murders, a dark haunted room, a graveyard and more, with pub stops to get you into the spirit. A luxury coach will transport you and make pub stops. Eat before or at Ferryman’s Tavern or at one of the pubs on the route. No alcohol, picnic baskets or cooler boxes will be allowed on the coach.

Strictly no under 18’s are allowed. There are no ticket collection facilities available on departure, so ensure that you collect your tickets beforehand. The tour begins at 19h00 and is four hours long. There is secure parking available at the hotel. Bring pub money, a torch, jersey, walking shoes, umbrella and camera. Meals and drinks are NOT included.

Price : Starting at ZAR 295.00
Tickets are per person and prices are subject to change

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kader Asmal has died at the age of 76 in Constantia, Cape Town. (8 October 1934 – 22 June 2011)

Kader Asmal was a South African politician. He served as the Vice-President of the African Association of International Law and as Chairman of the Council of the University of the North.

Luthuli House had received confirmation of the news from the ANC’s Western Cape office, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said.

E News reported He died in Constantia hospital in Cape Town after having a heart attack and slipping into a coma, . Asmal was the minister of water affairs and forestry from 1994, a member of the ANC’s national executive committee, and education minister from 1999.

Abdul Kadera Asmal was born on October 8, 1934, to a middle-class family of Stanger(now Kwa-Dukuza) in KwaZulu-Natal.

In his matric year he saw the Defiance Campaign’s leaders marching in prison uniforms through his town’s streets. His response was to lead a stay-away from his school.
After starting his studies for his teacher’s diploma in Durban in 1953, he strengthened his ties with Luthuli, his mentor, who had been banned and restricted to Groutville, near Stanger.

While teaching, Asmal obtained a BA degree through the University of South Africa.

In 1959 he went abroad to study law. He graduated from the London School of Economics four years later.
Because of his political activities he was not allowed to return to South Africa. Instead he accepted a teaching post at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
He spent the next 27 years lecturing there, specialising in human rights, labour and international law.

In 1980 he was appointed Dean of the Arts Faculty.

Asmal was a member of both the London and Dublin bars and obtained two master’s degrees during this time.

He also served as vice-president of the International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa from 1968 to 1982, and as president of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties between 1976 and 1990.

He was involved with civil rights campaigns elsewhere in the world, including Northern Ireland and Palestine. Asmal participated in a number of international inquiries into human rights violations.

In 1983 he was awarded the Prix Unesco of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation in recognition for his work in the advancement of human rights.

Asmal also chaired the National Conventional Arms Control Committee which decides to whom South Africa should sell arms.

He and his wife Louise had two sons.

Board Chairman - UCB Committee on Cricket Franchise, South Africa
(2005 - 2011)

Chairman - National Assembly, Portfolio Committee on Defence, South Africa
(2004 - 2011)

Chairman - Joint Parliamentary Committee of Ethics and Members' Interests, South Africa
(1994 - 2011)

Chairman - ANC National Disciplinary Committee, South Africa
(1994 - 2011)

Chairman - National Conventional Arms Control Committee
(1995 - 2004)

Chairman - World Commission on Dams
(1997 - 2001)

Vice-Chairman - World Commission on Oceans
(1995 - 1998)

Founder and Chairman - Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement
(1972 - 1990)

Chairman - Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement
(1963 - 1972)

Vice-Chairman - Independent World Commission on Oceans

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Leo van der Westhuizen - Cape Town Photographer

Leo van der Westhuizen was born in 1984 Port Elizabeth, South Africa,(Growing up partially between Port Elizabeth and the Mother City) and in 2002 he left for London, England.

He always had a passion for photography, but after buying his first Nikon in Tottoham Road the fish was on the hook. His goal is to visually capture the truth in the moment as accurate as he sees it.

Over the years Leo was more focused on Landscape Shoots, but his love and passion for people and animals gave him new inspiration and a new challlenge. People and circumstances are not always easy to work with and you have to compromise the structure and work with what you have.
"It's hard to say a shoot is completed" says Leo, "There is always new idea's or somthing you could have added."

Leo also stated that a Photographer should never quit until he gets the shot required, there is no limmits on how many pictures you can take, just get the right shot at the right angle for that perfect image.

Leo will be doing a shoot this upcomming weekend with Jeanelene Fletcher, wich he consider to be a real rock and a platform in his venture of being a good photographer.

Leo's work can be seen at Cultured Eye Photography

Visit: Facebook Cultured Eye Photography

People and circumstances are not always easy to work with and you have to compromise the structure and work with what you have - Leo van der Westhuizen

My Theory on how Twitter Makes Money

A lot of Cape Town People asked me recently "How does Twitter make Money" This is an open question. Twitter is ranked 9 in Alexa and yet there is no indication of any source of income on the site. Social Networks make their money from Cost per Clicks Campaigns (CCP) and direct Advertising. Yet the value of Twitter is more than 250 million dollar. (R1750M)The question does Twitter Make Money?

Twitter identify 50 staff, say at $150k each, plus say $5m per year server costs, so I'd guess they need about $12.5m per anum to run.

One thought that crossed my mind is that they are selling a share of a future sale price to venture capitalists, and living off that money. (This is speculation and not fact) It is also very suspicious that such a large site ranked 9th in the world do not run any ads, and can easily do so and generate Billions of US$ Could it be a government conspiracy or security measure to keep an eye on what's going on in the world. With a "one word search" say Bomb you can get all the info on the Bomb Twits and also it is available in all languages.

Twitter is also a social madness instead of being a social network. Imagine standing in an room filled with strangers and say your line. Then the next person says his/hers. This is way to Random so no topic can really be followed. People rush to the office or homes to see their twits...It's a social drug...

To come back to the topic on how Twitter can possibly make money.

Another theory that comes to mind is Hidden Ads

Try to search in Twitter for Microsoft. Your People search will be:(Example: Windows launches Office 10) Surely Millions of People will check it out and even Follow. That can lead to sales for Microsoft and Revenue for Twitter.
This can be one of Twitters secret tactics on hidden ads.

When Major Event Happens around the world, people post it to Twitter.
So Twitter gets the info much earlier than Google does, because Twitter is real time info whereas Google needs to crawl the news websites, etc. So currently, Twitter and Google have entered into a partnership to share data seamlessly. So Twitter MUST get revenue from Google...??

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Michael Jackson History - Cape Town - Grand Arena

A spectacular musical tribute to the King of Pop - giving audiences the chance to relive the legend. History is the recreation of what the fans crave - a Michael Jackson concert.

Venue: Grand Arena, Grand West - Cape Town, Western Cape
Date: Sat 20 Aug 2011 8:00 pm
Shuttle Service - Citi Shuttles
021 559 5467/ 082 707 1135
Online Bookings

Kylie Minogue In Cape Town - Shuttles to Grand Arena

Aphrodite was released in July 2010 and became Kylie`s fifth #1 album in the UK, hitting the top spot a full 22 years to the week since her debut album Kylie entered the chart. The album also made Kylie the first solo artist in the history of the UK charts to have a #1 album in four different decades. Around the globe Aphrodite debuted in the top 10 in thirteen different countries.

Venue: Grand Arena, Grand West - Cape Town, Western Cape
Date: Wed 13 Jul 2011 8:00 pm
Shuttle Service to and from Grand Arena
Citi Shuttles
021 559 5467 /082 707 1135

Monday, June 6, 2011

Kids Play Park Cape Town

Three Words. Bugz Family Playpark. For the most enjoyable family day you want to visit Bugz Family Playpark, the largest indoor and outdoor play park in Cape Town. Riding Horses, Quad Biking and Rowing boats makes this Playpark perfect for kids between the ages of 2 and 10.

There is an indoor party area offering 5 delightful party venues as well as a large undercover play area. Known for their quality of the food served, Bugz family play park is also a sought after place for parents who wish to indulge in a Monster Burger or a Farmer's breakfast while watching the kids play. Bugz hosts wonderful birthday parties at any of the 6 outdoor venues or the 5 indoor venues

For many children an outdoor activity may stretch their comfort zones and evoke hidden interests and skills that are usually suppressed by modern conveniences and technology. This experience challenges one physically, which in turn can lead to challenging one mentally.

"We offer a variety of holiday programmes that are sure to challenge and entertain children from ages 5 to 13 years.."

Bugz are striving to create an environment where kids can spend quality time with their parents. They have a safe environment with lawns, trees and a huge number of play equipment where kids can have a ball. Most of the rides are powered by the children themselves and parents therefore know that their kids are getting excellent exercise in a natural way. We have also created cute play areas such as dolls houses, tree houses and even a castle. We therefore also strive to stimulate the imagination of children.

Physical Address: 56 Tarentaal street, Joostenbergvlakte, Kraaifontein, Cape Town, South Africa
Postal Address: P O Box 1581, Suider Paarl, 7624
Tel: +27 21 988 8836 | Fax: +27 21 988 8846
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