TRACE presents the first Roots music festival – 30 acts and a marriage of food, art, lifestyle and urban African music.

Roots will be hosted at the trendy Joziburg Lane venue in central Johannesburg on Saturday, 4 November 2017.

TRACE Southern Africa presents the inaugural edition of its brand new eventing property – Roots.

This first-of-its-kind festival will bring together everything that makes the African continent beautiful – from food, art and lifestyle to an array of musical sounds from some of the best urban African artists.

The event has a lineup of over 30 acts with Kwesta and Sjava as the headliners. The supporting lineup ranges from developing artists and A-listers to alternative artists and those in the forefront of shaping popular culture such as Gemini Major, DJ Sliqe, Sho Madjozi, Frank Casino, J Molley, I See A Different You and Gqom connoisseur, DJ Sandiso among many others.

Roots aims to give all who attend an explorative experience of both the dynamic TRACE brand and the African continent.

Expect to learn more about African literature with the Abantu Book Festival – friends of TRACE who established the first book festival geared at the African reader and the African author.

Your tastebuds are in for a treat as the food vendors for this festival have been carefully selected in order to sample the best cuisine from across the continent. Roots – in its entirety – will be a physical manifestation of what TRACE stands for, says TRACE Southern Africa’s Senior Vice-President, Leo Manne: “We have wanted to celebrate the vibrancy of our audience, both on the continent and in the diaspora for a very long time, honouring their diversity and urban cool. We believe we have come up with the perfect formula to bring this to life through TRACE Roots and we cannot wait for people to enjoy and own the concept. Roots is about coming home, we want everyone to feel like they have finally found a space that truly belongs to them.”

Doors open at 2PM and the celebration of urban African music will continue until midnight with over 30 live acts and Djs bringing the stage to life. Tickets are on sale at R200 and available at Webtickets.

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Pictures from Captains walk about at Newlands which featured the All Blacks today ahead of Saturday’s 7 October date with the Springboks

All Blacks assistant coach speaks about Success

On Tuesday in the leafy suburb of Newlands assistant coach Ian Foster rolled into the press conference bang on time at 12h30 and proceeded to hold court for 20 mins in an engaging conversation, even having to navigate the proverbial silly question that always rears its head be it a visiting rugby team or music star “Please have you got some words for all you Cape Fans “ – cringe.

This writer went the more cerebral route and took a leaf out of the management books and asked the question about Success and how ,success can be a bad teacher.

Ian’s answer was short and crisp yet rather telling in that you measure success with results ( the world looks at success as a win or loss ) and you could even break a game down into sections as well .”The previous week we had a successful 1st half against Argentina yet the 2nd half was not as crisp.

“How successfully did we play ? Can we get better? -Yes we can. and that is what drives us.” remarked Ian Foster

Their is no complacency in what we want to do -We want to put on an 80 min performance ”

Ominous warning indeed even after the 57 nil demolition of the Boks in Albany a few weeks back.

“It was a special game,but we did not perform the week after that .”

“What happens in the past is poor indicator for future performances.” This test on Saturday will be special ,in fact all test matches against the Boks are special test matches .

“The Boks bring out the best in us for sure .SA vs All Blacks you have to be 100% otherwise you feel it.”

After Ian spoke Dane Coles and Sam Whitelock discussed forward play and getting the body and time clock ready for the week.

Not too much on the field running around is key this week and today Wednesday is the day off for the team .The All Blacks name their team on Thursday morning.

It’s OCTOBER MADNESS at Cape Town Comedy Club

It’s OCTOBER MADNESS at Cape Town Comedy Club with limited R60 early bird tickets from Computicket all month (excludes special events).

A NIGHT OF HEADLINERS, on Friday 13 October 2017. FOUR top comedians perform on our stage for ONE night only! Martin Evans, Conrad Koch (Chester Missing), KG and Kurt Schoonraad as the MC. As usual, the line-up is subject to change. From October, we have the pleasure of introducing LIVE video mixing performed by SA Hip Hop DJ, DJ Azuhl! Tickets are R190 (includes a free Savanna for all and a video mix tape CD on arrival for the first 100 guests) and available from any Computicket outlet or Shoprite, Checkers stores.

pic Kurt Schoonraad

TRENDING COMICS IS COMING TO TOWN and social media will never be the same again! In its debut South African showing, Trending Comics will feature a stellar line up of our very own comic superheroes in Schalk Bezuidenhout, Robby Collins, Loyiso Madinga and Neil Green embarking on a nationwide tour that will touch down in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg at the end of October and beginning of November. As if that wasn’t enough firepower comedy in one ensemble, there will be different heavyweight comedians to host the shows in each city and we are excited to confirm them as the following; Kurt Schoonraad (Cape Town), Carvin Goldstone (Durban), and Donovan Goliath (Johannesburg). 20/21 October in Cape Town.

UK based comedian Mark Palmer will not be able to return to SA this year – new show dates will be announced.

PLAN AHEAD….. Join us for our unforgettable Silly Season Lunch Shows, with unmissable stand-up comedy acts and a mouth-watering 3-course meal. The perfect package to make planning your year-end lunch a breeze! Open to companies and individuals – 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 December 2017. Tickets are R450pp and includes VAT, service charge, entrance, 3-course meal and an hour show with 3 comedians. More info on our website.

  • MID WEEK MADNESS with limited R50 early bird tickets to our Wednesday & Thursday night shows at Computicket, on selected shows only.
  • Due to popular demand, Half Price Sundays are back: R60pp for selected shows only.
  • Happy Hour: 6-7pm …always tons of specials.
  • Winter Menu Special now on.
  • For group bookings or to hire the venue for exclusive use, contact events
  • Cape Town Comedy Club is open 5 days a week. Comedy nightly from 8.30pm, dinner from 6pm.

What’s on for the next 2 weeks:

LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

Wednesday 04th October 2017

HEADLINE: Conrad Koch / Chester Missing

MC: Carl Weber

SUPPORT ACT: Peter Sserwanga

OPEN MIC: Joe Emilio

Thursday 05th October 2017

HEADLINE: Conrad Koch / Chester Missing

MC: Carl Weber

SUPPORT ACT: Peter Sserwanga

OPEN MIC: Joe Emilio

Friday 06th October 2017

HEADLINE: Conrad Koch / Chester Missing

MC: Carl Weber

SUPPORT ACT: Peter Sserwanga

OPEN MIC: Joe Emilio

Saturday 07th October 2017

HEADLINE: Conrad Koch / Chester Missing

MC: Carl Weber

SUPPORT ACT: Peter Sserwanga

OPEN MIC: Joe Emilio

Sunday 08th October 2017

HEADLINE: Mel Jones

MC: Carl Weber

SUPPORT ACT: Peter Sserwanga

OPEN MIC: Joe Emilio

Wednesday 11th October 2017

HEADLINE: Martin Evans

MC: Kurt Schoonraad

SUPPORT ACT: Stuart Cairnes

OPEN MIC: Lindy Johnson

Thursday 12th October 2017

HEADLINE: Martin Evans

MC: Kurt Schoonraad

SUPPORT ACT: Stuart Cairnes

OPEN MIC: Lindy Johnson

Friday 13th October 2017 (R120)

Savanna Premium Cider Presents “A Night of Headliners”

Kurt Schoonraad (MC)

Martin Evans

Conrad Koch / Chester Missing

KG

DJ Azuhl

Saturday 14th October 2017

HEADLINE: Martin Evans

MC: Kurt Schoonraad

SUPPORT ACT: Stuart Cairnes

OPEN MIC: Lindy Johnson

Sunday 15th October 2017

HEADLINE: Martin Evans

MC: Kurt Schoonraad

SUPPORT ACT: Stuart Cairnes

OPEN MIC: Lindy Johnson

Important Info re-seating:

Seating arrangements are handled by Cape Town Comedy Club and very often patrons have to share tables. “Share the laugh, share the table”

Cape Town Comedy Club, The Pumphouse, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront

Full Restaurant & Bar

Halaal-friendly

Age restriction: no under 18’s – Language & Prejudice.

Caution: comedians are not censored and some material might not be appropriate for sensitive audiences.

R95pp – Wednesdays & Thursdays (Limited R60 tickets from Computicket on selected shows)

R120pp – Fridays & Saturdays

R50pp – Half Price Sundays (on selected shows only)

UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVERTISED

BOOK NOW:
http://online.computicket.com/web/festival/cape_town_comedy_club_2017/29585711

Also available from any Computicket outlet or Shoprite, Checkers stores
Tickets sold telephonically on the day (0214188880), subject to availability

Time: Show starts 8.30pm. Dinner from 6pm

Telephone: 0214188880 / 0794953989

Email: info

Website: www.capetowncomedy.com

Springbok Sevens wants to bounce back

Springbok Sevens wants to bounce back

The return of attacking star Cecil Afrika and veteran Neil Powell will provide a huge boost for the Springbok Sevens team as they continue the quest for their first HSBC Sevens World Series tournament title in Las Vegas. The fourth leg of the World Series event starts on Saturday.

Afrika returns to the squad after missing the Wellington outing with a jaw injury while Powell, a former Springbok Sevens skipper, was selected in an effort to add more experience to a relative youthful looking squad. The pair was called up to replace the injured duo of Paul Delport (hamstring) and Boom Prinsloo (thigh).

Paul Treu, the SA Sevens coach, said the two senior players will not only add more experience to the squad, but also provide him with a few more options.

“It is really great to have the two of them back again. Cecil’s contribution in the first two tournaments in Dubai and George was huge. He forms an integral part of our attacking plan and we really missed him in Wellington. Neil is a very calm personality and his leadership qualities make him a valuable addition to the squad,” explains Treu.

The South African camp will certainly be hoping that Afrika will continue with his excellent form before the jaw injury against Wales forced him to miss the Plate final in George and last week’s New Zealand tournament in Wellington.

Afrika is still topping the point scoring charts despite missing the Wellington leg. The livewire playmaker has scored 127 points to date and he is closely followed by Ben Gollings (England, 121) and Tomasi Cama (New Zealand, 114). Seremia Burotu (Fiji) and Declan O’Donnell (New Zealand) have now joined Afrika at the top of the try scoring table with 17 tries each behind their names.

The new attacking combination of Afrika, Branco du Preez and Paul Jordaan – who celebrated his World Series debut with a brilliant try in the Westpac Stadium – is full of promise and Treu will be hoping that they will be able to provide the spark that will allow his team to bounce back from their below par performance of last week.

The Springbok Sevens team face a tough examination on the first day tomorrow with their clashes in Pool D against hosts, USA, Japan and defending tournament and World Series champions, Samoa.

All matches are live on SuperSport 5 from 19h15 on Saturday.

The Springbok Sevens squad for Las Vegas: Neil Powell, Kyle Brown (captain), Frankie Horne, Chris Dry, Lubabalo Mtembu, Cecil Afrika, Branco du Preez, Renfred Dazel, Pieter Engelbrecht, Bernado Botha, Steven Hunt, Paul Jordaan.

Issued by SARU Communications

BOVIM BALLET PRESENTS STIRRING NEW SHOW – ROMEO’S KISS IN FEB FROM 14 -19

BOVIM BALLET PRESENTS STIRRING NEW SHOW – ROMEO’S KISS
TITLE: ROMEO’S KISS
A NEW BALLETIC & CONTEMPORARY DANCE WORK BY BOVIM BALLET
CHOREOGRAPHY: SEAN BOVIM
The critically acclaimed dancers of Bovim Ballet return to The Oude Libertas Amphitheatre (Stellenbosch) with Sean Bovim’s latest work, ROMEO’S KISS, for a short season from 14 – 19 February 2011, based on the tragic love story of Romeo & Juliet.
Romeo’s Kiss will offer audiences an exhilarating and psychological unfolding of a dramatic dance work that explores modern, yet timeless issues. Bovim is well known for his ability to entertain audiences from all walks of life through the medium of ballet and dance. The audience can expect to see the dancers translate Bovim’s vision in an energetic, fast paced yet poignant production.
Using popular versions of some of the vast Beatles repertoire, this age old story has been given a fresh and contemporary feel. The audience can expect to hear songs like: “All you need is love”, “I want to hold your hand” and “Hey Jude” to name just a few with the accomplished dancers bringing these timeless Beatles classics to life through their enviable balletic technique while being challenged by Bovim’s contemporary/modern style of choreography.
Says Bovim; “This is MTV culture meets So You Think You Can Dance, with beautifully designed Love Duets and rocking group divertissements.”
The male cast includes : Darren Greeff, Devon Marshbank, Grant Swift, James Bradley, Steven Van Wyk, Llewellyn Mnguni, and by kind permission of CAPA, Henk Opperman. They are ably accompanied by the female cast including : Kerryn Howard, Tanya Futter, Faye Dubinski, Nicola Marais, Jennifer Middleton and Elzanne Crause.

Audiences will be taken on a journey of pure nostalgia enjoying their favourite Beatles melodies whilst delighting in the dexterity of the dancers, elegantly dressed by Craig Port (male dancers) and KLûK & CGDT (female dancers).

Critics have raved about Bovim’s previous works both locally and abroad;

Seductive, enchanting, pure energy” – Cape Argus

Glittering, superb, fresh. It’s a sure bet” –The Star Tonight

“Brilliantly choreographed..Bovim doesn’t miss a trick” – Ireland on Sunday

“Beautiful and moving..delight and dazzle..exquisite choreography”-The Irish Times

Romeo’s Kiss runs at The Oude Libertas Theatre in Stellenbosch for a strictly limited season from 14th – 19th February 2011.

rub of the green column

RUB OF THE GREEN by my mate Mike Greenaway a fun read .

ONE of my favourite P Divvy quotes – and boy is he the most quotable rugby coach ever – is the one before the Boks lost 0-19 to the All Blacks in Cape Town and he tuned: “If you look at the Bible and see how Joseph got out of the pit and ended up in the palace – well between the pit and the palace there was a moerse lot of kak.”

Except the Boks under Peter de Villiers are spending more time in the “kak” than they should be given the pedigree of the players, their experience and the winning culture that De Villiers inherited.

This column is not going to venture into discussing De Villiers’ capabilities as a coach but will rather look at the environment for the poor old Boks that the foot-in-mouth coach perpetuates through his refusal to listen to instructions from his bosses and follow the time honoured dictum of coaches the world over: “Less is more.”

I was at the press conference at the Shimlas Rugby Club on Monday when De Villiers held court, pumped up like a bantam cock following the Boks’ win at Loftus Versfeld. He shot the breeze on any number of subjects and then, totally unsolicited, pinned the Springbok colours to the Bees Roux mast: “we back him 100 percent, not the deed but the circumstances leading up to it.”

Why bring it up? Nobody at the press conference was going to link the Roux tragedy to the Springboks because it had no relevance to the Boks and their preparations to play the Wallabies. But P Divvy, cock-a-hoop as he always is when the Boks have won, could not help himself and offered his opinion on the matter.

You could almost hear the groans at the South African Rugby Union. If only it could be calculated how much time and energy has been sunk into putting out De Villiers’ bonfires …

So much effort to nullify so much idiocy and, the most concerning thing of all, is the repeat offending – what was that quote about “the sure sign of lunacy being the repeating of the same behaviour while expecting a different result?”

De Villiers we know has been rapped over the knuckles again and again and again since he took over from Jake White in January 2008, but still he cannot stop bringing South African rugby into disrepute.

His riposte has been the simplistic and bombastic: “I’m a God-given talent, I’m the best I can ever be. So what you think doesn’t bother me. I know what I am and I don’t give a damn."

Well the rest of us South Africans do give a damn and De Villiers needs to realise that the Springboks are not his property to embarrass as he pleases, but the pride of the country and rational-minded supporters do not care for his flippant and sometimes despairingly obtuse comments.

Last year, it is known that sponsors Sasol complained about the mockery De Villiers made of the Springboks with his comments in the wake of the alleged eye-gouging incident involving Schalk Burger in the second Test against the British and Irish lions.

There was talk of “tutus” and taking the Boks to ballet lessons; there was racist talk too when he tried to explain his selection of Ricky Januarie: “What I have learned in South Africa is, if you take your car to a garage and the owner is black, and they mess it up, you never go back to that garage. If the owner is white, you say oh sorry, they made a mistake and you go back again.”

Well why do we keep going back to Peter de Villiers when he clearly is a liability to the image of the game in our country? Never mind whether he can coach or not, he continually embarrasses the Springboks and his country, despite numerous instructions from his bosses to watch what he says.

The answer lies in our complex racial history. We are hesitant to comment negatively on the shortcomings of a black man.

But in Australia and New Zealand, they don’t have our prejudicial background and they call it as they see it. Ask former All Black Craig Dowd and former Wallaby Brendan Cannon.

http://www.iol.co.za

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