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CONVERSE WINNER OF GET OUT OF THE GARAGE

Today Converse is thrilled to announce that the winner of its GET OUT OF THE GARAGE 2015 competition is IV4 from Pretoria. IV4 was one of 243 bands who entered the competition this year. After three intense days of judging, Catherine Grenfell, Okmalumkoolkat and Darryl Torr announced the Top 10 in September. Voting was then left in the hands of …

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THE ULTIMATE BURGER

A recent report from the World Health Organisation has cautioned that processed meats, such as ham, bacon and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer. Meats are processed to change the taste or extend shelf life, usually by smoking, curing, or adding salt or preservatives. WHO has advised that we cut down on these modified products as …

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VULTURES NEARING EXTINCTION

Carnivorous birds, which help stem spread of disease by eating carcasses that would otherwise rot, are being targeted by poachers. Africa’s vultures are vanishing, according to a new report, posing a potential health risk to humans and livestock, since populations of other scavengers such as rats and jackals could rise as a result. The assessment, carried out by the conservation …

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CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN GAUTENG

Moonlight Market at Bryanston Organic & Natural Market Dates: 17 November to 22 December 2015 Times: 17:00 to 21:00 Days: Every Tuesday evening, from mid November until Christmas Website: www.bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za It is that special time of the year when the market is lit up with the sparkle of festive lights and trimmings, and laid before you is a tempting array …

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STANDARD BANK YOUNG ARTIST WINNERS

Five of South Africa’s brightest creative stars were named as recipients of the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards on Wednesday 28 October, recognising and honouring their dynamic and outstanding contribution to the vitality of the arts in the country. ‘Each year, we marvel and celebrate a new group of artists whose work demonstrates innovation and artistic excellence,’ says National Arts …

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COOKING FROM THE HEART DIABETES RECIPE BOOK LAUNCHED

A new diabetes-focussed recipe book by well-known foodie, Heleen Meyer, in partnership with Pharma Dynamics, the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE) and the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA (HSFSA) will be launched in time for National Diabetes Awareness Month this November. Meyer, who is known for her practical, easy-to-follow recipes in the Cooking from the Heart recipe book series, …

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BOTSWANA WINS LONELY PLANET AWARD

Botswana is Lonely Planet’s best travel destination for 2016. Lonely Planet‘s experts have trekked the globe to select the best countries, cities and regions to visit in 2016. They have named their top 10 must-see countries for 2016 and encourage everyone, “to make these irresistible places part of your travel plans next year.” By Christian Boix “In 2016 Botswana will …

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KPN POETRY OVERLOAD FESTIVAL

A litany of farcical and dramatic poetic works head to the Soweto Theatre this November for the KPN Poetry Overload Festival. A presentation from Kiri Pink Nob (KPN) in association with the Soweto Theatre is set to thrill audiences with performances that have consistently pushed the theatrical envelope on various stages across the country. On November 11 & 12, audiences …

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CAROLINE LEISEGANG RELEASES ALBUM

South Africa’s newest Classical sensation, Caroline Leisegang has just released her debut album of piano compositions – Oyeblikk. The coolest new addition to the cultured world of Classical music, Caroline is also one of the countries youngest classical composers ever to release an album penned entirely by ear, raising the bar not only in her home country, but in the …

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RETROFEST 4

This Saturday a collection of the greatest songs from the 1960s & 70s will echo through the Cradle of Humankind as some of South Africa’s finest acoustic musicians perform at NIROX Sculpture Park. Epic festival food on offer courtesy of the Epicurean Emporium, including: Che Argentine Grill, Soul Souvlaki, Li Kitchen, Pappou’s Prego, The Wing Republic, Dig Inn and Leka …