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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Win Tickets To ECR House and Garden Show 2017




ECR House & Garden Show 2017 reimagined, redesigned and ready to inspire



Get ready to refresh your space, inside and out


KZN’s largest lifestyle show invites you to be inspired by their array of
new show features and exhibits on June 30 to July 9 at the Durban
Exhibition Centre. Explore the contemporary small space living display
nestled in an upcycled 12metre shipping container.

Discover the new For the Love of Food pavilion to find scrumptious local delights,
wine tasting stations, craft beer, foodie products and a reimagined chef’s demo theatre.
KZN’s top interior designers and decorators collaborate for the first time
to create a mix of trend focused room settings, alongside a relaxed Café
where daily talks will nudge your design dreams into action.

The much loved Homegrown Design Fair returns, bigger and better, to showcase
the very best products by talented local crafters and design studios. Back by popular
demand is the KZN Travel & Adventure Show, the Builders DIY Pavilion, Tanya
Visser’s The Gardener feature, activities to keep the kids entertained, and
a whole lot of great show specials. With over 450 exhibitors on display
you’ll leave thoroughly inspired and ready to do, and design, your home.

Tickets R85 per person, buy at the door or via iTickets.

For more info, housegardenshow.co.za

Date: 30 June to 9 July 2017
Show Times: Mon – Thurs 10am – 9pm | Fri – Sat 10am – 10pm | Sun 10am – 8pm
Entrance Fees: R85 adults | R60 seniors (over 60) and students (bring student ID) |
Under 12 FREE (with adult)

MidWeek Senior Special: Mon – Thurs 10am – 11:30am one
cup coffee / tea and one muffin or danish FREE

Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Road, Durban.

The good folk at ECR House and Garden Show have given us 2 tickets just for you.
To win one of them just answer this easy question:

How big is the upcycled shipping container on display at the show?

Send your answer, name and contact details to umhlangalife@gmail.com
Please put ECR House and Garden Show in the subject line.

Ts and Cs apply.

Good luck!


This edition by Fred Felton | Twitter @fredfelton

Monday, June 5, 2017

Why You Should Attend Smart Procurement World KZN


This week the Smart Procurement World Conference and Expo is in Durban.
The event is being held at the ICC in Durban.

If you are in business then this is the event to attend this week.

You get to rub shoulders with the Durban Chamber of Commerce.  Look out for their stand at the event.

This conference links buyers with sellers in South Africa.

Look out for the public sector supply chain summit, the private sector/smart sourcing and supply chain management conference and more.

On Tuesday 6 June join the supplier matchup sessions from 9am.

For more info visit www.smartprocurementworld.com

Join the conversation #SPWKZN2017

The conference continues tomorrow.

Look out for it from 19 - 21 Sept 2017 in Midrand

This edition by Fred Felton | Twitter @fredfelton

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Win Tickets To Tops at SPAR Wine Show

Welcome to WINEderland where the stars are red, white and wild!



The Tops at Spar Wine Show will be back at Suncoast, Durban.

When: 8 - 10 June 2017

Look out for the edutaining Wine Theatre. There's also VIP packages which include private tastings, fine food pairing, VIP lounge access and more.

Tickets at Ticketpro

For more info visit www.wineshow.co.za 

Times: 5pm - 9pm on Thursday and Friday

3pm - 9pm on Saturday

Find it at Suncoast, Durban.

The good folk at the Tops at Spar Wine Show have given us 2 x double tickets just for you.

Just tell us where the show is this year?

Send your name, contact details and answer to umhlangalife@gmail.com

Please put Wine Show in the subject line.

Ts and Cs apply.






Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Speed Networking What's It All About?


So what is speed networking all about?  This week Indaba has Speed Networking sessions for various tourism organisations from hotels to accommodation resorts to lodges to B&Bs to unique attractions like The Midlands Meander or even Maboneng Precinct.

Image: Fred Felton


Here you will also find Tours like the Street Scene Tours, Table Mountain Cableway, The Drakensberg Experience.

The Speed Networking events have been tailored for each day, yesterday they had 'Lap of Luxury.'
Today was 'Scenic Beauty,' and tomorrow will be 'Award Winning SA Products.'

So why even have these events?  Well SA Tourism has designed them to invite buyers to come and hear about these experiences.
Each person on stage has 2 to 3 minutes before anything from a buzzer to the sound of a camera clicking buzzes them out.

The aim is to get buyers to interact and network with these hidden gems and hopefully sign big tourism deals.

The next speed networking event is 18 May at 8h30am.

The people giving their pitches from the stage were reminded to give their stand numbers so that buyers know where to find them. 

Find it at Indaba, Durban, South Africa. 

The largest travel and trade show in Africa.

For more info visit: http://www.indaba-southafrica.co.za/ 

#INDABA2017

#WeDoTourism

Twitter: @SATravelTrade



This edition by Fred Felton | Twitter @fredfelton 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

INDABA 2017 Golf Day CEO's Invitational


INDABA is just around the corner.  Join SA Tourism's CEO, Mr Sisa Ntshona for a golf day.



Venue: Durban Country Club

Date: 15 May 2017

Time: 8h30 am - Registration

For more info call Trish Humby on 021 461 4587 (office) or email trish@pmrhospitality.com


Article by Fred Felton | Twitter @fredfelton

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Win Tickets To SLIMEFEST at uShaka


SLIMEFEST



Date: Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April 2017
Time: Doors open at 08:00 and close at 18:00
Where: uShaka Marine World 1,King Shaka Ave,Point, Durban, 4001

Hosts: Joey Rasdien and Nomzamo Mbatha

Performers (Saturday): Cassper Nyovest, Twins on Decks, The Kiffness, Emtee
Performers (Sunday): Mafikizolo, Twins on Decks Timo ODV and K.O

Activities for younger kids: Singalongs from your favourite
Nickelodeon characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora & Friends, Paw Patrol and those green amphibious heroes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Activities for older kids The interactive Slime Zone for
an epic Slime Blaster Battle; Slime Shower and the Zorb Ball Slime Pool;

Tickets: Computicket http://online.computicket.com/web/event/nickelodeon_slimefest/1117720631

And uShaka Marine World https://tickets.ushakamarineworld.co.za/ticketseventtickets

Ticket Price: R220PP (for groups of 10 or more) / R230 per ticket for a family of four / R250 for a single ticket. Bookings at Computicket or uShaka Marine World’s online ticketing service.

Entry is free for children under 3. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets include entry into uShaka / Dolphinarium / Wet ‘n Wild / Aquarium only

#SlimeFestSA

The organisers of SLIMEFEST have given us 2 family packs (4 tickets per family pack) valued at R2000 just for you.  2 lucky readers stand a chance to win one of these family packs. 

Simply answer this easy question:

Name one of performers performing at the SLIMEFEST Concert?

Send us your name, contact number, email address and your answer to umhlangalife@gmail.com


Put SLIMEFEST in the subject line please.

Ts and Cs apply. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Vodacom and ICASA empower learners with ICT tools to kickoff 16th CRASA Conference


Vodacom is proud to be one of the sponsors of the 6TH CRASA Annual AGM, taking place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban this week. The CRASA AGM is hosted by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).



To kick off the conference on Sunday, Vodacom hosted the CRASA delegation at Umbilo Teacher Training Centre where Vodacom showcased its Vodacom Mobile Education offerings.

Vodacom Group, Chief Executive Officer, Takalani Netshitenzhe said: “Today is about demonstrating transformative power of technology through education; and The power of partnerships between government, private sector and civil society,” Netshitenzhe said: “The Vodacom Foundation spends about a R100 million annually to uplift the lives of South Africans. We do this through Education, Health, and Safety and Security projects in partnership with government. Our biggest investment is in education where we spend over R50m in a year.”

“In education we run projects mainly under the umbrella Vodacom Mobile Education through
the mobile education we provide quality education content with the department and other partners we
have Vodacom eschool, we contribute to skills development to ready young people for the digital society through our ICT youth Academy programme,’’ she said.

In order to address cost challenges associated with access to education and to provide Internet connectivity to previously disadvantaged schools, Vodacom has this year connected 40 schools in KZN with elearning solution laboratory.

Through this, Vodacom has provided the schools with 40 Galaxy Tab A devices, an eBeam (interactive device), a whiteboard, a laptop, a WiFi router, 40 Bay Trolleys, ebooks with content for Grade 10 Maths and Physics and connectivity with 2048 kbps for 12 months.

The elearning solution also offers free internet access to education content for learners in grades R -12 across the country. Learners who are Vodacom subscribers are able to access
curriculum aligned classroom content on their mobile devices across all major subjects for free.

Visit www.vodacom.co.za/e-school  for free online lessons with Vodacom e-school.

This intervention is an illustration of Vodacom’s core belief that ICT and mobile technology can be utilised to help improve and advance learning and address skills development in communities such as KwaMashu. The Vodacom eSchool portal, launched in January 2015 is a prime example of how Vodacom is contributing to society.

Through providing access to internet services and through promoting the digitisation of classrooms across our country, Vodacom is helping to uplift both learners and teachers in our schools.

Vodacom also offers Bursaries for students studying ICT and Engineering and Operations fields.
Applications for bursaries close 30 June.


Article by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton